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About the Auction

Make Your “Ticket” a Donation

As we move to a fully online event, we warmly encourage you to make a donation in the form of a ticket purchase, or RSVP for free using the code HOME. All are welcome; please join us.

Main Event Schedule

Saturday, April 25, 7:00 - 8:30 PM PST


7:00pm Gather-In-Place

7:30pm Live Auction

8:00pm Silent Auction begins to close

Featuring a participatory art experience led by Michael Swaine, entertainment from the SoEx community, and a live set by FELA KUTCHii


All acquisitions must be purchased in full. Each auction item is sold AS IS without warranty. Southern Exposure reserves the right to withdraw any item at any time before the actual sale. ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.


• Delivery: We offer complimentary delivery if you live in the SF Bay Area, once the shelter-in-place ordinance has been lifted. Artwork can be picked up or delivered to your doorstep.

• Shipping: If you are not local, we can ship artwork to you via Fed Ex or an art shipping company. Shipping will be billed to you at cost.


View the auction catalog for THIS MUST BE THE PLACE here.

Our Partners


Nick Ackerman

Morehshin Allahyari

Luca Antonucci

Miguel Arzabe

Lisa Anne Auerbach

Chris Ballantyne

Sadie Barnette

JD Beltran + Scott Minneman

Jennifer Brandon

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Craig Calderwood

Tammy Rae Carland

Jeffrey Cheung

Takming Chuang

Richard Colman

Randy Colosky

Amanda Curreri

Chris Duncan

Ricki Dwyer

Alicia Escott

Rodney Ewing

Joe Ferriso

Matthew Fisher

Mik Gaspay

Renee Gertler

Matt Gonzalez

Michael Hall

Kristie Hansen

Dana Harel

Nicole Hayden

Taraneh Hemami

Dana Hemenway

Cliff Hengst

Scott Hewicker

Tanya Hollis

Sarah Hotchkiss


Jason Jägel

Chris Johanson

Bessma Khalaf

Sahar Khoury

Mary Anne Kluth


Michael Koehle

Christina La Sala

Stella Lai

Noah Lang

Jason Leggiere

Kija Lucas

Nathan Lynch

Whitney Lynn

Patrick Martinez

Alicia McCarthy

Anne McGuire

Jim Melchert

Robert Minervini

Nancy Mintz

Amy Nathan

Abner Nolan

Yetunde Olagbaju

Sandra Ono

Kelly Ording

Deborah Oropallo

Jennie Ottinger

Gay Outlaw

Marcela Pardo Ariza

Erik Parra

Alison Pebworth

Keith Petersen

Ben Peterson

Carissa Potter Carlson

Hayal Pozanti

Mel Prest

Genevieve Quick

Felix Francisco Quintana

Rachelle Reichart

Kate Rhoades

Clare Rojas

Nathalie Roland

Brion Nuda Rosch

Blaise Rosenthal

Byron Ryono

Gabriel Schama

Erik Scollon

Azin Seraj

Jenny Sharaf

tamara suarez porras

William Swanson

Taravat Talepasand

Charlene Tan

Simon Tran

Ben Venom

Katherine Vetne

Catherine Wagner

Adrian Octavius Walker

Brea Weinreb

Deirdre White

David Wilson

Jenifer K Wofford

Christine Wong Yap

Rochelle Youk

Minoosh Zomorodinia


Gallery Sponsors

Altman SiegelGallery Anglim GilbertBerggruen Gallery
Casemore KirkebyCatharine Clark GalleryDolby Chadwick Gallery
The Compound GalleryCULT Aimee Friberg ExhibitionsJack Fischer Gallery
Guerrero GalleryEleanor Harwood GalleryHashimoto Gallery
Charlie James GalleryJohansson ProjectsGregory Lind Gallery
Paulson Fontaine PressPt.2 Galleryre.riddle
Rena Bransten GalleryRomer Young GalleryJessica Silverman Gallery
Traywick ContemporaryUpfor Gallery

Host Committee

Here & Now

Drusie & Jim Davis
Rachel & Keith Petersen 

Always & Forever

Michelle Branch
Nicole Avril & Daniel Gelfand Jennifer Morla & Nilus De Matran 

Anywhere & Everywhere

Anton Stuebner
Jamie Alexander Dan Toffey & Julia Harter 
Ed Gilbert Rebecca & Vince Camacho Taraneh Hemami & Mohsen Emaminouri 

Then & There

Amanda Hughen Beth GrayGay Outlaw & Bob Schmitz 
Julia & Philipp Pfeiffenberger Jenifer K Wofford & Kyle HerbertMáire P. Walsh
Marjaneh MoghimiTrisha Lagaso Goldberg & David GoldbergVivian Dwyer

Business Sponsors

Noise PopNorris Communications Park Life 

Individual Sponsors

Miegan Riddle & Charles Zedlewski
Sonya Yu & Zachary Lara

Framing Sponsors

Barbara Anderson Gallery and Framing
Chandler Fine Art and FramingGeneral Graphics
Mark Ryan Fine ArtsThe Painters PlaceSan Francisco Art Framing Services
Small WorksSpot DesignSterling Art Services

Fine Food & Beverage Sponsors

Acme Bread Company Arizmendi Atlas Café 
Black Spring Coffee Company Brenda's French Soul Food Cafe Zoetrope 
Craftsmen and Wolves Dandelion Chocolate Delfina Restaurant Group 
Dynamo Donuts Fort Point Beer CompanyGus's Market 
J. Lohr Marigold SF Mission Chinese 
Outer Orbit Rainbow Grocery Rosenblum Cellars 
SalumeriaTartine Bakery (Valencia) Topo Chico
Trader Joe’s Trick Dog BarTrue Laurel
Wave Soda Wise Sons DeliZ Cioccolato
Zero Zero

Thank You to All Our In-Kind Sponsors

We want to take this opportunity to encourage you to support these businesses in whatever appropriately social-distanced way that you can – order delivery, buy gift cards, schedule a private event for later in the year – anything that will reciprocate and pay forward their incredible generosity!

Board of Directors

Nicole Avril
Jenifer K Wofford
Vice President 
Dan Toffey

Julia Pfeiffenberger

Rebecca Camacho 

Taraneh Hemami 
Máire P. Walsh


Valerie Imus
Artistic Director and Co-Director 
Margaret McCarthy
Executive Director and Co-Director 
Sharmi Basu
Operations and Development Coordinator

Anthony Russell
Lead Preparator 

Stevie Sokolouski
Communications Coordinator

Simon Tran
Artists in Education Coordinator

Minoosh Zomorodinia
Documentation Manager

Anisa Esmail

Alina Celik

About Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure (SoEx) is an artist-centered nonprofit organization committed to supporting diverse visual artists. Through our extensive and innovative programming, SoEx strives to experiment, collaborate and further educate while providing an extraordinary resource center and forum for Bay Area and national artists and youth in our Mission District space and off-site, in the public realm. For over 45 years, SoEx has been a vital part of the Bay Area arts ecosystem, and your generous support of our auction will allow new, emerging, and experimental art to flourish in the year ahead.