Call for Artists - stARTup Art Fair San Francisco

stARTup Art Fair


stARTup Art Fair San Francisco is a contemporary art fair for independent artists.

Our three-day fair is April 24-26, 2020 at the fun and retro Hotel del Sol, within walking distance to the nearby SF Art Market gallery fair. Exhibiting artists will have a unique opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallerists, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.

The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms.

Deadline to apply is February 9, 2020. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work. Applicants will have their work reviewed by an impressive Selection Committee of art world professionals:


Andrew Rafacz, Owner Director, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago

Michelle Nye, Director, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco

René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California

Danielle Fox, Owner/Director, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland


At stARTup, you take control of your career and create your own success.

Install your artwork, make your own sales, speak directly to potential collectors and art world professionals and unlike most contemporary artist fairs, and keep 100% of your sales. Exhibitor fees include:

  • 4 nights at the hotel
  • Complimentary fair passes your guests
  • A personal artist page on the stARTup website
  • Discounted valet parking
  • PR, advertising, and marketing through our newsletter, ad buys, and social media channels
  • Curatorial and professional development support in the weeks before and after the fair
  • Automatic acceptance to our leading online sales partner, Artfinder and newest art discovery platform, Wescover


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