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This year at Southern Exposure, we’re celebrating our community’s strength and resilience with THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, our annual benefit art auction, now fully online! Our live auction, led by esteemed Bonhams Auctioneer Aaron Bastian, will be streaming live online and you'll be able to bid in real time on select items. Proxy bidding will be available for those with schedule conflicts.
From April 10-April 25, you’ll be able bid online or via text on over 100 pieces of gorgeous artwork from some of the Bay Area’s leading new and established artists. And on the evening of Saturday, April 25, we invite you to join the Southern Exposure community for an extraordinary online event celebrating and supporting emerging, boundary-pushing art in the Bay Area.
As we shelter in place, we can still come together. Home is where we want to be right now, and we're already there. Join us.
When you register to bid, you’ll gain the ability to view the full auction catalogue, and to see each piece in gorgeous detail. Registering now will facilitate your online bidding process. You'll receive real-time updates as other guests bid on the items you’re excited about.
Bidding is now open. Don’t miss out – register today!
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.
Donate $10 or more to receive a THIS MUST BE THE PLACE sticker
Reclusive Goose $25
Donate $25 or more to receive a THIS MUST BE THE PLACE tote bag
Cabin Fever $50
Main Event Ticket: $75
Saturday, April 25, 7:00 - 8:30 PM PST
7:30pm Live Auction
8:00pm Silent Auction begins to close
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.
Lisa Anne Auerbach
JD Beltran + Scott Minneman
Tammy Rae Carland
Mary Anne Kluth
Christina La Sala
Marcela Pardo Ariza
Carissa Potter Carlson
Felix Francisco Quintana
Brion Nuda Rosch
tamara suarez porras
Adrian Octavius Walker
Jenifer K Wofford
Christine Wong Yap
|Altman Siegel||Gallery Anglim Gilbert||Berggruen Gallery|
|Casemore Kirkeby||Catharine Clark Gallery||Dolby Chadwick Gallery|
|The Compound Gallery||CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions||Jack Fischer Gallery|
|Guerrero Gallery||Eleanor Harwood Gallery||Hashimoto Gallery|
|Charlie James Gallery||Johansson Projects||Gregory Lind Gallery|
|Paulson Fontaine Press||Pt.2 Gallery||re.riddle|
|Rena Bransten Gallery||Romer Young Gallery||Jessica Silverman Gallery|
|Traywick Contemporary||Upfor Gallery|
|Drusie & Jim Davis ||Rachel & Keith Petersen|
|Michelle Branch ||Nicole Avril & Daniel Gelfand||Jennifer Morla & Nilus De Matran|
|Anton Stuebner ||Jamie Alexander||Dan Toffey & Julia Harter|
|Ed Gilbert||Rebecca & Vince Camacho||Taraneh Hemami & Mohsen Emaminouri|
|Amanda Hughen||Beth Gray||Gay Outlaw & Bob Schmitz|
|Julia & Philipp Pfeiffenberger||Jenifer K Wofford & Kyle Herbert||Máire P. Walsh|
|Marjaneh Moghimi||Trisha Lagaso Goldberg & David Goldberg||Vivian Dwyer|
|NICOLEHOLLIS||Fichelson Real Estate||KITCHENTOWN|
|Noise Pop||Norris Communications||Park Life|
Miegan Riddle & Charles Zedlewski
Sonya Yu & Zachary Lara
|Barbara Anderson Gallery and Framing||Chandler Fine Art and Framing||General Graphics|
|Mark Ryan Fine Arts||The Painters Place||San Francisco Art Framing Services|
|Small Works||Spot Design||Sterling Art Services|
|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 Company||Gus's Market|
|J. Lohr||Marigold SF||Mission Chinese|
|Outer Orbit||Rainbow Grocery||Rosenblum Cellars|
|Salumeria||Tartine Bakery (Valencia)||Topo Chico|
|Trader Joe’s||Trick Dog Bar||True Laurel|
|Wave Soda||Wise Sons Deli||Z Cioccolato|
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!
|Jenifer K Wofford|
|Máire P. Walsh|
|Valerie Imus |
Artistic Director and Co-Director
Executive Director and Co-Director
Operations and Development Coordinator
Artists in Education Coordinator
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.