Young Arts Patrons selects artists through a highly competitive open call application process that is shared with national partners, university programs, and media outlets. Young Collectors Contemporary Advisory Group also invites local and national artists to participate in the fair.

Young Arts Patrons is committed to elevating the role of arts in the community by supporting creative individuals from diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds.

Selected Emerging Artists are provided travel and art shipping costs and receive 85% of the sale of their work, in order to eliminate barriers in growing their practice and reaching new audiences.

We believe that these artists are some of the top artists to discover and collect now.

2019 Young Collectors Contemporary Artists

2019 Young Collectors Contemporary Advisory Members: Elliot Perry (Art Collector, #PerryArtCollection), Marina Pacini (Brooks Museum of Art), Kimberly Jacobs (Writer, Curator), and Whitney Hardy ( Founder, Young Arts Patrons and Young Collectors Contemporary)

2019 Young Collectors Contemporary Presenters


2018 Young Collectors Contemporary Artists

2018 Advisory Members: Elliot Perry (Art Collector, #PerryArtCollection), Marina Pacini (Brooks Museum of Art), Whitney Hardy ( Founder, Young Arts Patrons and Young Collectors Contemporary), Lauren Rossi (Creative Many), Jose Carlos Diaz (The Andy Warhol Museum), Donna Woodley (Artist).

2018 Young Collectors Contemporary Presenters

2017 Young Collectors Contemporary Artists

William Baddour, Frank Baer, Sam Beasley, William Bell, Mark Bender, Brandon Donahue, Marlos E'van, Whitney Ellens, Michelle Fair, Adam Farmer, Lou Haney, Stuart Janssen, Kelly Jones, Zach Kremer, Abigail Lucien, LaAndrea MItchell, Destiney Powell, Ryan Steed, Laurel Sucsy, Savannah White, Meredith Wilson, Beth Winterburn, Donna Woodley

2016 Young Collectors Contemporary Artists

Kenny Wayne Alexander, Lindsey Bailey, Katie Benjamin, Alex Blau, Nakeya Brown, Michelle Duckworth, Paige Ellens, Michelle Fair, Taj Francis, Karen Golightly, Amy Hartelust, Marquze Killion, Ziggy Mack, Lawrence Matthews, Dustin Maxwell, Lester Julian Merriweather, Karen Seapker, Vitus Shell, Danielle Sierra, Ryan Steed, Leni Stoeva, Cherry Tigris, Lance Turner, Brittany Vega, Mary Beth Weber, Beth Winterburn, Nathan Alan Yoakum, Chloe York