Katja Leibenath

"It was my goal to explore a new market and to gauge interest in the LA area, where there is so much great art already and lots of competition. I had a great time talking to people and building new connections, my mailing list grew quite a bit and I'm glad I got to be in Hollywood at this Rockstar Hotel, with some amazing artists! "

Katja Leibenath

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Anna Sidana

"As an emerging artist I think that the stARTup Art Fair is a must to get you started. I learned so much about getting ready for a show, how to curate my collection and gained the confidence to create and pursue my own vision and voice."

Anna Sidana

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Barry Gordon

"The Startup Art Fair LA was a good venue for building my exposure and connecting with the art-buyer community. "

Barry Gordon

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Kimberlee Koym

"Participating in stARTup Art Fair LA was not only a great opportunity to have my work seen by curators, museum directors and collectors, it was a lot of fun too. "

Kimberlee Koym

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Romi Chiorean

"I used this fair as the launching pad for my art career. I have been working for too long in my studio without sharing my work. This was the best opportunity to get large crowds of art lovers to share their opinions about my work."

Romi Chiorean

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Nancy Willis

"The stARTup Fair/Chicago was an invigorating weekend for my art practice. Not only did I generate sales of my work, it was a relief to finally get my work in front of a new and serious art audience. I had some amazing conversations with collectors, gallerists and consultants and the shared experience with the other artists forged new and sustaining friendships."

Nancy Willis

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Katrina Bello

"Being an exhibiting artist at stARTup Chicago is an invaluable experience!  Not just merely a chance for an independent artist to connect with art world and market professionals and make sales, it is a fantastic opportunity for artists to flex their self-marketing and self-curating muscles. I highly recommend it."

Katrina Bello

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Victoria Estacio Huckins

“I sold a piece to a gallery owner! It’s been really nice, and I’ve enjoyed talking to everyone, including the artists. They all inspired me.”  

Victoria Estacio Huckins

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Ellie Fritz

"This was an incredible experience as an artist...making sales is wonderful and the success goes far beyond that. I was able connect with so many people about my work and art making in general. Being a part of this unique community for the weekend was a rare and invaluable opportunity."

Ellie Fritz

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Jon Fischer

"Thanks for your strong support for us on top of everything else you provided. There is no question in my mind that this was worth both the money and effort...the fair allowed me to more fully envision how this event can be implemented to move my practice forward."

Jon Fischer

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Emily Maddigan

“Everything has been really positive. It’s nice to have that many people coming in and wanting to look very closely at your work.”

Emily Maddigan

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Alyce Gottesman

"I just wanted to thank you both for putting together a highly professional event that I felt privileged to be a part of...I look forward to seeing the impact all this exposure of my work has on San Francisco art professionals and art lovers."

Alyce Gottesman

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Shannon Schmidt

"I can't tell you how amazing all of the feedback and comments have been both during and after the exhibition...overall, I found the experience quite rewarding."

Shannon Schmidt

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Annie Seaton

“I think the quality of the visitor here, it’s not about the quantity, the quality has been stupendous. The art writers, the gallerists, etc. On both days we’ve had about 8-10 different gallery owners. At one point there were 3 independent art dealers in here with us at the same time.”

Annie Seaton

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Stephen Whisler

“I came here to get exposure, and that’s what happened. I met curators and artists. I’m very pleased and excited to see where these opportunities lead.”

Stephen Whisler

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Victoria Mara Heilweil

“The room provided a lot of space to exhibit work, and I was very happy with the artist I was paired together with. Our work was complementary, but different enough to attract different buyers so not competitive. I felt that a large portion of the fair attendees were serious art buyers and I had many people request prices on my work”.

Victoria Mara Heilweil

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