Tickets will be on sale ($30.00) at the door starting at 6:30pm at Electric Works Gallery.
Bid on more than 140 works by local artists in live and silent auction, as well as enticing vacation packages to Oahu, HI and Chateau Whistler, Canada. Enjoy delicious delectables catered by Thomas John Events and cocktails with a San Francisco flavor. Awards will be given for the pieces judged to be First and Second in Representational, Non-Representational, Fine Craft, and 3-Dimentional art, as well as Juror’s Choice. See the response page for VIP ticket holder benefits.
Proceeds from the auction benefit all of ArtSpan’s programs, including Art for City Youth and San Francisco Open Studios, the city’s largest free visual arts event held each year.
Creative Cocktail Attire Encouraged
VIP Ticket Benefits (6:00-6:30pm):
- Exclusive preview of artwork starting at 6pm
- Champagne cocktail reception courtesy of Torani and gourmet hors d'oeuvres catered by Thomas John Events
- Speakers panel featuring Awards Jurors
- Preferred seating for live auction
- 5% discount on art purchases (up to $50 per purchase)
- Express wrap and check out
General Ticket holders (starting at 6:30pm) enjoy an open bar and hors d'oeuvres.
Risley H. Sams
- Kristen Evangelista, Assistant Curator, San Jose Museum of
Art. She has worked at many Bay Area arts organizations
including Southern Exposure and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary
Art. She received a B.A. degree in Art History and Women's Studies from
Wesleyan University, and an M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies,
- Deborah-Jean (DJ) Harmon, Director of Hang Art. She has experience involving a wide range of contemporary arts management, corporate art consulting, and independent curating for public art programs. Harmon contributes as an art and culture writer, and continues to write as a critic for contemporary shows and artists’ books worldwide. She has served as an art adviser to several private and institutional organizations.
- Glen Moriwaki , Professor of Art, City College of San Francisco. He received
- Carrie Ann Plank, Printmaking Department Coordinator, Academy of Art University. She has taught at the Academy in the graduate and undergraduate departments since 2002. Previously she has been a Professor of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania State University, Xavier University, and the University of New Orleans. Carrie Ann received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from East Carolina University and her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Pennsylvania State University.
his BA, MA, and MFA degrees in painting from UC Berkeley, where he was
awarded the Eisner Prize in Fine Arts. Glen paints large format
abstractions on canvas in both acrylic and oil as well as smaller works
on paper. He has exhibited his work locally, in Hawaii, and abroad since
1978. In 1999, Glen and his family traveled to a small village in the
south of France, where he started a summer workshop in painting. Next
year will be the tenth anniversary of the workshop.
Sarah Beth Goncarova
Marc Ellen Hamel
Dorian I Katz
John F. Melvin
Nanci Price Scoular
Ron M. Saunders
Adele Louise Shaw
Leslie Terzian Markoff
Scott & Leta Zellerbach
Thank You to ArtSpan's In-Kind Donors:
Aidells Sausage Co.
American Conservatory Theater
Java Beach Cafe
Mars Bar and Restaurant
San Francisco Opera
Torani / R. Torre & Co.
Vichy Springs Resort
Zoe’s Cookies and Other Delights
Thank you to ArtSpan’s Sponsors:
Grants for the Arts / SF Hotel Tax Fund
San Francisco Bay Guardian
San Francisco Foundation
Zellerbach Family Foundation
Mike Kimball, Co-chair
Risley H. Sams, Co-chair
John F. Melvin
Auction Honorary Host Committee:
Kelly and Shirlee Neil
ArtSpan, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, builds community by
connecting the public to visual arts in San Francisco. Through SF Open
Studios, youth and adult education, and art-centric events, ArtSpan
creates a platform for artists to thrive by fostering a Bay Area
community that values the arts.
ArtSpan produces San Francisco Open Studios and Art for City Youth, publishes sf open studios: the guide, organizes workshops to help artists with their professional development, and holds Selections, a biennial juried art exhibition.
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ArtSpan, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, is committed to cultivating a vibrant, accessible, and world-class art community in San Francisco and to promoting the city's unique creative energy locally and globally. We champion an inclusive art experience by providing hundreds of local artists with the equal opportunity to showcase their work and make direct connections to diverse audiences and patrons. We are guided by the belief that artists play a vital role in society and that broad public engagement with their work is essential to defining a new cultural environment for our changing city. Visit www.artspan.org to learn more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 861-9838 for more information.