In the past, galleries played an important role in representing and nurturing artists. However, that system can no longer support the amount of good artists who seek representation today, or who are working in unconventional media and forms. Through EXPO Contemporary, artists can directly present and discuss their work with curators, gallery directors, dealers, collectors, editors, publishers, writers, educators, and cultural organizations, those who seek to find, invest in, commission, promote and support the finest established, emerging and undiscovered artistic talent available today.
EXPO Contemporary is currently seeking original works from artists and designers across the globe. To ensure the highest caliber work, our expert Selection Committee will review all applications and carefully select the artists who will exhibit at EXPO Contemporary and have the chance to connect with the aforementioned professionals, plus thousands of visitors.
We are seeking artists in the following genres:
Booth and Installation Space Pricing Schedule
We have 5 booth and gallery wall space packages available for photographers to participate in the fair. (Extra lighting and extra walls are available upon request for an additional fee).
|Size: Square Feet (SQ FT)||Size: Square Metres (SQM)||Booth Cost||Lights Included|
|10’ x 10’ x 10′: 100 SQ FT||9.3 SQM||$3,250||4|
|10’ x 20’ x 10′: 200 SQ FT||18.5 SQM||$5,500||8|
|10’ x 30’ x 10′: 300 SQ FT||28 SQM||$8,000||12|
|4’ x 10’ x 4′: 80 SQ FT||7.5 SQM||$1,600||3|
|8’ Wide Gallery Wall Space||3 SQM||$975||2|
Installation Space Pricing
There is a separate fee structure for artists, designers and collaborative groups whose work does not need to have a booth or wall presentation.
Installation spaces are available for works and projects that fit into categories such as Conceptual Art, Cross-Disciplinary Works, Public Art Projects, Environmental and Social Projects, Experimental Architecture, Architectural Installations, and so on. This flexibility allows artists to shape the space how they wish.
For these projects, the fee structure is as follows:
Square Feet (SQ FT)
Square Metres (SQM)
|Flat Fee||Extra Additional Square Footage||Lights Included|
|48 SQ FT||4.5 SQM||$500||N/A||2|
|72 SQ FT||7 SQM||$750||$20/SQ FT||3|
|100 SQ FT||10 SQM||$1,000||$20/SQ FT||4|
Please contact us for customized space options.
Jewelry Table Space Pricing
There is a separate fee structure for artisanal and jewelry designers whose work does not need to have a booth or wall presentation. Table spaces are available for artisanal and jewelry designers are as follows:
||Flat Fee||Extra Tables|
|4 Foot||$350||$150 (4ft)|
|8 Foot||$500||$300 (8ft)|
|12 Foot||$750||See above|
Please contact us for customized space options, or if you wish to have a customized booth with your table.
All exhibition packages feature a gallery-style, hard wall system or installation space. This will expedite the installation process and ensure a professional appearance. The exhibitor package includes:
- Hard wall space or installation space
- Complimentary Opening Night Party and General admission tickets
- Discount tickets for your mailing list
- Artist profile page on our website
- Listing in the show guide
- Art storage (limited)
- Organizational & exhibition support
- Basic lighting
- Internet access
- Credit Card Processing – if needed*
Payment Options for Art or Products Sold at EXPO Contemporary
Exhibitors, please take special note that Los Angeles County requires the possession of a seller’s permit when accepting payment for artwork sold within the county. Therefore, to assist artists who live outside of Los Angeles County, EXPO Contemporary will handle all purchases during the art fair on behalf of the non-resident artist.
Please also note, a credit card processing and handling fee of 8% will be deducted from all purchases processed by EXPO Contemporary. If you live within Los Angeles County and are unable to personally process credit cards at the art fair, EXPO Contemporary will gladly assist in processing your credit card transactions as well.
We have a special program available for those artists who may not be able to be at EXPO Contemporary in person.
If you would like to take part in EXPO Contemporary, but may not be able to be at the fair in person, we can represent you at the show. Our staff of art professionals will educate themselves about you and your work and be your representative at the show.
Should you want to participate in this program, please fill out the form on our contact page and we will get back to you with more details on how the program works.
For those artists wanting to have their work printed and/or framed or produced locally, we have several options to assist you. Please fill out the form on our contact page by letting us know what type of assistance you require, and we will help you with fulfilling your requests.
All applications will be juried by our Selection Committee of art professionals and curators.
Submission Information and Checklist
Please make sure you have read through this Exhibitor Application Information page thoroughly before proceeding to ensure that your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Tips on Uploading a Successful Application:
- Please make sure that your images are of high quality, clear, in-focus and well-lit so that the Selection Committee can properly assess your work.
- Ensure that you have a cohesive body of work.
- If possible, please show us the work you intend to exhibit at the Fair if selected.
- Make sure that the file name of your images corresponds to your image list.
Before you begin, please make sure you have the following documents ready:
- Images of your work (up to 15 images: .jpg or .jpeg only)
- Image list (title, year, medium, size for each work: .doc, .docx, or .pdf only)
- Brief biography (120 words max)
- Artist headshot (.jpg or .jpeg only)
- Artist resume (CV) (.doc, .docx, or .pdf only)
How to Apply
Visit our Application Page to apply. Applications are accepted online only.