stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles Announces 2016 Exhibitor List

January 29-31, 2016 | Highland Gardens Hotel
7047 Franklin Avenue | Hollywood, CA 90028

Mitra Fabian, Waft, 17” x 20”, resistors, capacitors and diodes on paper, 2015.

December 1, 2015, San Francisco, CA—After thoughtful consideration by its selection committee, stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles is pleased to announce its 2016 exhibitors. Representing multiple mediums from 8 states, 11 returning artists from stARTup’s San Francisco edition, and female artists outnumbering male artists 3:2, the fair will be presenting a total of 45 artists over the course of three days, from January 29 through January 31, 2016.

After an extremely well-received response from exhibitors and attendees of stARTup Art Fair San Francisco, the fair for independent artists is excited to travel to Los Angeles for its second iteration. stARTup will be transforming the Highland Gardens Hotel, a charming Hollywood mainstay, to create an immersive contemporary art experience through the exhibition of work by a diverse group of carefully selected artists.

Artists were selected through a democratic, online application process by a respected committee of diverse art world  professionals, including: Kim Abeles, Los Angeles-based cross disciplinary artist; Dan Cameron, former Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art; Andi Campognone, Director/Curator, Lancaster Museum of Art & History; Christine Duval, independent Curator and Advisor, Principal, Duval Contemporary; Peter Mays, Executive Director, Los Angeles Art Association; Hillary Metz, Founder, Blythe Projects; William Powhida, Brooklyn-based artist, critic and teacher.

2016 stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles Exhibitors (*denotes stARTup Art Fair San Francisco exhibitor)

Melinda Smith Altshuler, Santa Monica, CA
Heidi Cody, Portland, OR
Kenny Cole, Monroe, ME
Michael Cutlip, Berkeley, CA
Dana DeKalb, Berkeley, CA and Jane Fisher, Oakland, CA
Suzy Kellems Dominik, New York, NY
Enlightenment Barbie (Gillian Keller), San Francisco, CA
Danielle Eubank, Tujunga, CA
*Rodney Ewing, San Francisco, CA
*Mitra Fabian, San Jose, CA and *Kathy Aoki, Santa Clara, CA
Kate Fauvell, Brooklyn, NY
*Rebecca Fox, San Francisco, CA
Victoria Mara Heilweil, San Francisco, CA
Arturo Herrera, Birmingham, MI
*David Jones, Berkeley, CA
Natasha Kohli, Evanston, IL
Aline Mare, Los Angeles, CA
Chris Martino, San Diego, CA
*Lindsay Evans Montgomery, Campbell, CA
Paul Morin, San Francisco, CA
Adjani Okpu-Egbe, London, England
*Karen Olsen-Dunn, San Francisco, CA
Carrie Ann Plank, San Francisco, CA
*David “Squid” Quinn, Brooklyn, NY
Sarah Ratchye, San Francisco, CA
Fernando Reyes, Oakland, CA
David Rohn, Miami, FL
Diane Rosenblum, San Francisco, CA
*Kimberly Rowe, Berkeley, CA; Jennifer Turnage, Memphis, TN; and Alison Woods, Los Angeles, CA
Zedekiah Schild, San Francisco, CA
Dickson Schneider and Katina Huston, Alameda, CA
Zach Seeger, Brooklyn, NY
Doni Silver Simons, Santa Monica, CA
David Spanbock, Los Angeles, CA
Stephen Whisler, Napa, CA
Timothy G. Wicks, San Francisco, CA
Nancy Willis, St. Helena, CA
*Bijan Yashar, Albany, CA
*Jenifer Yeuroukis, Portland, OR
Dana Zed, Oakland, CA

In addition to its committee-selected exhibitors, stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles will have work on view in curated rooms from its Los Angeles-based cultural partners: 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles Art Association, ArtSlant Los Angeles and Torrance Art Museum. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Installation Magazine, A. Moret will be Curator of Special Projects presenting a selection of Los Angeles-based artists whose work will appear throughout the grounds, utilizing unexpected spaces in the hotel.

stARTup Art Fair is also pleased to name the non-profit, community-based volunteer organization Torrance Art Museum Advocates (TAMA) as the sole beneficiary for the fair’s VIP Opening Gala on Friday, January 29.

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 unrepresented artists--artists who may have lost their gallery/galleries or artists who have never had representation. Co-Founders Ray Beldner and Steve Zavattero believe in the viability of Los Angeles as an important visual art center and stARTup Art Fair provides a new avenue for the creative longevity of the visual artist, providing a marketplace that gives the artist the power to present and sell work--and keep 100% of their sales proceeds--on their own terms.

Southern California has a history of attracting creative and visionary self-starting artists, designers and entrepreneurs, and stARTup Art Fair celebrates the spirit of this region with its investment in emerging and under-recognized artists. stARTup Art Fair will be a destination where creatives of all stripes can converge to see new, inspiring art in the California spirit of discovery.

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