stARTup Art Fair is pleased to announce the exhibitors for the second iteration of its Los Angeles edition. Held in Hollywood’s Highland Gardens Hotel, 37 artists from across the country will transform their respective hotel rooms into solo exhibitions of their current practices and works.
From January 27 – 29, 2017, Los Angeles’ collectors, press, curators, and art lovers are invited to shed their preconceived notions of what an art fair is, and to immerse themselves in the raw environments of the artists’ unfiltered worlds. Fairgoers will experience contemporary art in a way that is uniquely personal and lively — via stARTup’s unprecedented access to the artists themselves.
In addition to these exhibiting artists, stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles will feature curated rooms from local nonprofit partners The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, 18th Street Arts Center , The Torrance Art Museum, PØST , and Los Angeles Art Association. This year stARTup Art Fair is proud to announce the Lancaster Museum of Art and History as its beneficiary organization, receiving fifty percent of all ticket sales.
2017 stARTup Art Fair LA Exhibitors (*denotes previous stARTup Art Fair exhibitor)
*Clovis Blackwell, Pasadena, CA Lara Buelow, San Francisco, CA M.L. Burdick, Morro Bay, CA Wayne Chang, Los Angeles, CA Alexander Charriol, Los Angeles, CA Romi Chiorean, Vallejo, CA *Erik Clark, Chicago, IL *Dana DeKalb, *Jane Fisher, and Marie Van Elder, Bay Area, CA *Robin Denevan, San Francisco, CA Dani Dodge, Los Angeles, CA Barbara Downs, Santa Cruz, CA Barry Gordon, Culver City, CA Carlos Grasso, Ojai, CA S.P. Harper, Los Angeles, CA Audrey Heller, Berkeley, CA Jeff Iorillo, Los Angeles, CA *Mikey Kelly, Napa, CA Kevin Keul, Oakland, CA Kimberlee Koym-Murteira, Oakland, CA Carol Ladewig, Oakland, CA *Katja Leibenath, San Francisco, CA Jeffrey Long, San Rafael, CA Kurisutein Lopusnak, Los Angeles, CA *Emily Maddigan, Signal Hill, CA Randi Matushevitz, Los Angeles, CA Christina Mesiti, Los Angeles, CA Sarah Newton, San Francisco, CA Ruth-Anne Siegel, Palo Alto, CA Anna Sidana, San Francisco, CA Susie Shapira, San Rafael, CA Susan Spies, San Francisco, CA Theodore Svenningsen, Los Angeles, CA Claire Thorson, Castroville, CA, Katy Parks Wilson, Los Angeles, CA Nancy R Wise, Glendale, CA Steven Wolkoff, Santa Monica, CA
Artists were selected in a blind-jury process by the members of the Selection Committee:
Kendell Carter , renowned mixed media and installation artist, Long Beach, CA; M at Gleason, Curator, Coagula Curatorial & Publisher, Coagula Art Journal, Los Angeles, CA; A nna Hygelund , Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art, Paddle8, New York, NY; Charlie James, Owner/Director, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Michelle Papillion, Founder, PAPILLION, Los Angeles, CA; and Amanda Ross-Ho, renowned found-object, mixed media and installation artist, Los Angeles, CA.
About stARTup Art Fair
The art world is changing, and many working artists are finding themselves without a space to present their work. The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide an exhibition venue for independent artists who are seeking to engage with art enthusiasts in a welcoming and interactive environment. Co-founded in 2015 by artist Ray Beldner, stARTup Art Fair gives independent artists access to the type of art world professionals and press usually reserved for traditional art fairs. The fair’s unique structure provides a marketplace that gives the artist the power to present and sell work on their own terms, allowing artists to keep 1 00% of their sales proceeds.
Admission: Adults: $15 advance / $20 door Students & Seniors with ID: $10 advance / $15 door Children admitted Free
* Valet Parking available each day *
What: stARTup Art Fair
Where: Highland Gardens Hotel, 7047 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles
When: Friday, January 27: Noon – 10:00PM ; Saturday, January 28: Noon – 9:00PM; Sunday, January 29: Noon – 7:00PM