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stARTup Art Fair Chicago: Call for Independent Artists

Juried Show or Competition


Deadline July 7, 2017
Sponsor stARTup Art Fair
Location Chicago , IL


stARTup Art Fair Chicago: Call for Independent Artists

stARTup Art Fair Chicago is a juried contemporary art fair for independent artists.

The fair runs September 15-17, 2017 at the ACME Hotel in the River North District, within blocks of the Navy Pier where EXPO Chicago takes place the same weekend. 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 Chicago for a weekend of contemporary art.

stARTup Art Fair’s mission is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.

The deadline to apply is July 7th, 2017. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room to present a solo show of their work. Through its democratic, online application, stARTup Art Fair gives artists the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive, influential Selection Committee with a diverse range of art world professionals that includes:

Diana Al-Hadid, Widely exhibited, New York-based artist
Allison Glenn, Manager of Publications and Curatorial Associate, Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Sabina Ott, Artist, educator, curator, and Founder of Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL
Andrew Rafacz, Owner, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

There are application and exhibitor fees.

How to Participate

For more information please visit: or email

This opportunity has been submitted by Ray Beldner. The listing of the opportunity does not imply endorsement by the Division of Cultural Affairs or the Department of State. Contact stARTup Art Fair with questions or for more information.