stARTup Art Fair San Francisco Takes Over Hotel Del Sol For Third Annual Art Fair

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The 2017 stARTup Art Fair San Francisco takes over Hotel Del Sol this weekend and brings together one of the most talked about, and avant-garde Art Fairs in the country matched only by those in Los Angeles and Chicago.

Social practice artist and creative interventionist, Hunter Franks will be writing prescriptions for the media's fears. Step up to the booth, share your fear and receive a philosophical prescription from the artist. 

Street artist duo t.w.five will be on hand to walk you through the immersive entry installation they're creating specifically for the fair.  Attendees will literally walk on art as they enter the fair with both North and South sidewalks covered in t.w.five's signature hand cut vinyl. 

In room 301 Jon Fisher will present Turntable Drawing Twenty, an immersive sound installation of handmade records. You are invited to play records or simply explore the space as the sound unfolds.

The project investigates the tactile properties of sound as physical imprint of an original source. The project is funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission. 

Independent artist fair mirrors shift in the art market creating direct access between consumer and artist. In its third year, the fair continues to provide exhibition opportunities for traditionally marginalized populations in the art world as evidenced by 3:1 female to male exhibitor ratio.

April 28 - April 30 2016 | Hotel Del Sol 3100 Webster Street, San Francisco

After careful consideration by its selection committee of a record number of applications, stARTup Art Fair is pleased to announce the 2017 exhibitors for​ the fair’s third edition in its hometown of San Francisco. Representing multiple mediums, and a 3:1 female to male artist ratio, stARTup Art Fair is proud to welcome 47 independent artists from across California and the country including exhibitors from Illinois, Arizona, Florida and Bogota, Colombia.

Now in its third year, and following its Chicago debut and the second Los Angeles edition this winter, stARTup Art Fair will once again transform Hotel Del Sol​   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 April 28 - April 30, 2017. 

The William Blake Gallery San Francisco Presents: William Blake in Color

In addition to its committee-selected exhibitors, stARTup Art Fair San Francisco will have work on view from its local arts nonprofit partners: ​ Root Division​, ​ Drawbridge,​ ​ArtSpan​, ​ Embark Gallery,​ San Jose ICA, ​ 3.9​ Collective and the ​​Asian American Women’s Association. The hotel grounds will be host to a diverse number of installation, sculpture and performances by local artists including  Hunter Franks, ​t.w.five​, ​ Matt Gil​, ​ Hybycozo ​and many more to be announced.​ 


2017 stARTup Art Fair San Francisco Exhibitors 

Pilar Agü​ ero-Esparza, San Jose, CA​          

Shannon Amidon & Christine Rasmussen, San Jose & Los Angeles, CA

Carol Aust, Oakland, CA

Beka Brayer, Burlingame, CA

Arminée Chahbazian, Calistoga, CA

Erik Rashad Clark, Chicago, IL

Laurel Connell, San Francisco, CA

Renee DeCarlo, San Francisco, CA

Dana DeKalb & Jane Fisher, Berkeley & Oakland, CA

Robin Denevan, San Francisco, CA

Jon Fischer, San Francisco, CA

Andrea Fono, Redwood City, CA

Corey Phillips Fowler, New York, NY

Rebecca Fox, San Francisco, CA

Michele Foyer, San Francisco, CA

Audrey Heller, San Francisco, CA

Victoria Estacio Huckins, San Diego, CA

Clint Imboden, Oakland, CA

Uma Rani Iyli, Portola Valley, CA

Pantea Karimi & Andy Muonio, San Jose, CA

Gillian Keller, San Francisco, CA 

Kevin Keul & Matt Gil, Oakland & San Francisco, CA

Kimberlee Koym-Murteira, Oakland, CA

Roberto Lombana, Bogota, Colombia

Emily Maddigan, Signal Hill, CA

Barbara Maricle, Berkeley, CA

Charlie Milgrim, Oakland, CA

Jack Miller, San Francisco, CA

Leanne C. Miller & Joyce Conlon, Tucson, AZ & San Francisco CA

Mary Mocas, Los Altos Hills, CA

Shelley Monahan, San Francisco, CA

April Dawn Parker, Mill Valley, CA 

Silvia Poloto, San Francisco, CA

Heather Robinson, San Francisco, CA

Ali Saif, San Francisco, CA

Anna-Lena Sauer, San Francisco, CA

Mary K. Shisler, Oakland, CA

Jill Taffet, Sarasota, FL

Margaret Timbrell, San Francisco, CA

Terry Turrentine, San Francisco, CA

Leo van Munching, San Francisco, CA

Arika von Edler, San Francisco, CA

Weijue Wang, Brisbane, CA

James Watts, San Francisco, CA

Jesse Wiedel, Eureka, CA

Nancy Willis, St. Helena, CA

Keith Wilson, San Rafael, CA

HL Arts: Noah Buchanan and the Classical Definition of the Divine

stARTup Art Fair is pleased to announce that 50% of General Admission ticket proceeds will go to Root Division, a San Francisco arts nonprofit whose mission, to empower artists, is deeply aligned​ with stARTup Art Fair’s goals and philosophy. 

About stARTup Art Fair

stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art fair for independent artists. Our intimate, boutique fair provides artists and art enthusiasts with direct access to the art world, fostering new relationships and creating a new exhibition platform for thought-provoking contemporary artwork in three major cities across the country: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. 

With the dawn of the internet age, consumers are experiencing artwork unfiltered and direct from the artist via social media. More and more artists report building a thriving client base by selling works straight from the internet. stARTup Art Fair is forward thinking--mirroring this shift in the art market by creating direct access between consumer and artist without sacrificing quality. Each fair assembles a panel of curators, gallerists and professional artists to vet our exhibiting artists, ensuring a thoughtful and dynamic group of artists that will impress and inspire our attendees.  

Fair Hours and Special Events

Friday, April 28: Noon –2pm

First Look: Noon – 2pm 

Fair open to the general public 2pm – 6pm

Opening Night Party: 7 – 10pm 

Saturday, April 29: Noon – 9pm

Art Conversations and Special Projects throughout the afternoon

Sunday, April 30: Noon – 7pm

Art Conversations and Special Projects throughout the afternoon

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