Press Release

start up art fair logoAfter careful consideration by its selection committee, stARTup Art Fair is pleased to announce the 2018 exhibitors for the fair’s third edition in Los Angeles.

Representing multiple mediums, stARTup Art Fair is proud to welcome 55 independent artists from across California and New York, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Italy, Mexico City and Taipei, Taiwan. This is the third Los Angeles edition, but with a new location The Kinney – Venice Beach, which will transform into an immersive, contemporary art experience through the exhibition of work by a diverse group of independent artists, local art nonprofits, artist performances, installations and panel discussions over the course of three days from January 26 – January 28, 2018.

In addition to its committee-selected exhibitors, stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles will have work on view from its local arts nonprofit partners: Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Los Angeles Art Association, Torrance Art Museum, and professional portfolio reviews sponsored by the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Arts. Additional programming will be announced at the beginning of January. Fifty one hotel rooms, all the outdoor spaces and hallways will be alive with artwork and performances at The Kinney Hotel.

About this year’s group of exhibitors, artist and fair director Ray Beldner states:

I’m excited about this group of artists for this 3rd edition of stARTup LA. Again, women artists outnumber men in our exhibitor lineup 2 to 1, which sets us well apart from other fairs. Along with our exciting special projects and performance art program, I believe these amazing artists will contribute to a one-of-kind fair experience as vibrant as our new location in Venice Beach.

2018 stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles Exhibitors

Ilaria Bochicchio, New York, NY
Beka Brayer, Burlingame, CA
Juliana Coles, Santa Fe, NM
*Michael Cutlip and Alexandra Bailliere, Holualoa, HI
*Dana DeKalb and Jane Fisher, Berkeley, CA
Robin Denevan, San Francisco, CA
Matthew Floriani, Los Angeles, CA
Sheldon Greenberg, Oakland, CA
Jane Grimm, San Francisco, CA
*Laura Hapka and Tucker Eason, Oakland, CA
Peter Hiers, Pacific Grove, CA
Katheryn Holt, Mill Valley, CA
Brian Huber, Sausalito, CA
Uma Rana Iyli, Portola Valley, CA
Clint Imboden, Oakland, CA
Gary Irving, Santa Cruz, CA
Philippe Jestin, San Francisco, CA
Maya Kabat, Berkeley, CA
Gillian Keller, San Francisco, CA
Mikey Kelly, Napa CA
Arie Knoops, San Francisco, CA
Vanessa Koch, San Francisco, CA
David Koeth, Bakersfield, CA
John Kraft, San Rafael, CA
Mark Lightfoot, Oakland, CA
Terri Lloyd, Los Angeles, CA
Emily Maddigan, Signal Hill, CA
Abrahan Mascorro, Mexico City, Mexico
MC, Menlo Park, CA
Shelley Monahan, San Francisco, CA
Leslie Morgan, San Francisco, CA
Amy Oates, San Francisco, CA
*Lily Phan and Andrew Pisula, San Dimas and Long Beach, CA
Britney Penouilh, Venice, CA
Michael Provart and Lynne McDaniel, Los Angeles, CA
*Eric Rewitzer and Annie Galvin, San Francisco, CA
Heather Roth, Huntington Beach, CA
Dickson Schneider, Alameda, CA
Monica Seggos, Los Angeles, CA
Susan Spies, San Francisco, CA
*Amy Smith and Kymm Swank, Los Angeles, CA
Jill Taffet, Sarasota, FL
Mary Warner, Long Beach, CA
Paul Westacott, Glendale, CA
Nancy Willis, St. Helena, CA
Wendy Willis, Phoenix, AZ
Hsi-chi Wu, Taipei, Taiwan
Nikki Vismara, San Francisco, CA

*Notes two-person exhibition

Fair Hours and Special Events
Friday, January 26: Noon –2pm
First Look: Noon – 2pm
Fair open to the general public 2pm – 6pm
Opening Night Party: 7 – 10pm

Saturday, January 27: Noon – 9pm
Art Conversations and Special Projects throughout the afternoon

Sunday, January 28: Noon – 7pm
Art Conversations and Special Projects throughout the afternoon

Photo (above): Plastic Fantastic 1 by Paul Westacott

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