stARTup Art Fair San Fran...

 stARTup Art Fair San Francisco is an independently produced fair for unrepresented artists. If you are a professional, working visual artist without gallery representation – we invite you to apply.



This three-day fair will run May 1-3, 2015 at the Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco, and take place at the same time as the nearby Art Market SF gallery fair. Participating artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.



One of the core missions of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a new avenue for the creative longevity of the visual artist, providing a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. All sales proceeds, as well as professional contacts made during the fair, belong 100% to the artists.



Applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee, consisting of six diverse art world professionals:


 Janet Bishop, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA


Cathy Kimball, Executive Director, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art


Walter Maciel, Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City


Heather Marx, Principal, Heather Marx Art Advisory


Paul Mullins, San Francisco-based artist and Professor of Art, San Francisco State University


Hank Willis Thomas, New York-based photo conceptual artist




There is a $45 Application Fee and Room Fees, if accepted into the Fair.




Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)