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About the Auction


$250+ Host Packages

$150* VIP + Main Event Ticket 

$0-75**  Main Event Ticket 

*Prices increase after March 12
**Main Event tickets are sliding scale. Your generosity is appreciated!

VIP Preview Evening

Thursday, March 18, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Become a SoEx Auction VIP and your support for our groundbreaking and boundary-pushing programming can go even further. As a VIP ticket holder, you'll be invited to our online VIP Auction Preview, where you'll get to know more about the art and artists in our auction, have the first opportunity to “Buy-It-Now” for select works in advance of the main event, and enjoy delicious cocktails from True Laurel, delivered to you at home. You’ll also have the opportunity to make a private appointment to view the fully-installed show in our gallery in advance of the main event.


Host Packages

All host packages include early bidding & Buy it Now; in-person appointments; & specialty cocktails from True Laurel

Shine ($2,500): 10 VIP tickets

Dazzle ($1,250): 6 VIP tickets

Glitter ($500): 4 VIP tickets

Twinkle ($250): 2 VIP tickets

Sparkle ($150): 1 VIP ticket

VIP tickets:

$150* for a single ticket

$250* for a pair of tickets

*Prices increase after March 12

Main Event Tickets:

Glow ($75): 1 main event ticket; tote bag, sticker

Glimmer ($50): 1 main event ticket, tote bag, sticker

Glisten ($25):  Purchase a ticket for $25 or more and receive a SHINE TOGETHER tote bag

Shimmer ($15): Purchase a ticket for $15 or more and receive a SHINE TOGETHER sticker

Main Event Schedule

Friday, March 26 
Online at

7:00pm Gather-In-Place

7:30pm Live Auction

8:00pm Silent Auction begins to close


March 17-25, 2021, In-person by appointment, and online

VIP ticket purchasers can make a private appointment to visit Southern Exposure’s gallery two weeks prior to the auction to preview the artwork. A virtual version of the exhibition will also be available online to all guests.


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.


Pick-up: Artwork will be available for pick-up after the event. Auction winners will be notified to make an appointment. 

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


Our Partners


Johnna Arnold

Miguel Arzabe

John Bankston
Mark Baugh Sasaki
JD Beltran + Scott Minneman
Kim Bennett
Leo Bersamina
Lisa K. Blatt
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo
Val Britton
Ethan Caflisch
Craig Calderwood
Tammy Rae Carland
Courtney Cerruti
Jeffrey Cheung
Takming Chuang
Holly Coley
Richard Colman
Mary Conrad
Amanda Curreri
Ali Dadgar
Demart Denaro
Gene Dominique
Chris Duncan
Ricki  Dwyer
Alicia Escott
Rodney Ewing
David Fullarton
Renee Gertler
Alexander Kori Girard
Jim Goldberg
Rebekah Goldstein
Matt Gonzalez
Rea Lynn de Guzman
Diane Andrews Hall
Michael Hall
Kristie Hansen
Jamil Hellu
Taraneh Hemami
Dana Hemenway
Cliff Hengst
Scott Hewicker
Lonnie Holley
Tanya Hollis
Sarah Hotchkiss
Carrie Hott
Tania Houtzager
Sean Howe
Colter Jacobsen
Jason Jägel
Chris Johanson
Eirik Johnson
David Kasprzak
Bessma Khalaf
Sahar Khoury
Mary Anne Kluth
Michael Koehle
Kris Lang
Noah Lang
Evie Leder
Charlie Leese
Jason Leggiere
Terri Loewenthal
Sarah Loomis
Kija Lucas
Nathan Lynch
Whitney Lynn
Phillip Maisel
Pablo Manga
Michelle Mansour
Kari Marboe
Vanessa Marsh
Patrick Martinez
Alicia McCarthy
Michael McConnell
Anne McGuire
Klea McKenna
Tom McKinley
Jenna Meacham
Jim Melchert
Masako Miki
Robert Minervini
Natani Notah
Ramekon O'Arwisters
Yétundé Olágbajú
Sandra Ono
Kelly Ording
Kari Orvik
Jennie Ottinger
Erik Parra
Alison Pebworth
Keith Petersen
Carissa Potter Carlson
Mel Prest
Genevieve Quick
Tahirah Rasheed + Meryl Pataky
Rachelle Reichart
Kate Rhoades
Meghan Riepenhoff
J Rivera Pansa
Grace Rosario Perkins
Brion Nuda Rosch
Blaise Rosenthal
Byron Ryono
James Sansing
Ron Moultrie Saunders
Azin Seraj
Jenny Sharaf
Jennie Smith
Sarah A.Smith
Chris Sollars
Nellie King Solomon
Chanell Stone
Dharma Strasser MacColl
Charlene Tan
Sarah Thibault
Simon Tran
Tara Tucker
Anna Valdez
Jamie Vasta
Ben Venom
Andy Vogt
Catherine Wagner
Hannah Waiters
Adrian Octavius Walker
Amanda Walters
Lewis Watts
Deirdre White
David Wilson
Jenifer K Wofford
Chelsea Wong
Christine Wong Yap
Rochelle Youk
Minoosh Zomorodinia


Altman Siegel

Anglim Trimble Gallery

Berggruen Gallery
Black and White Projects
Rena Bransten Gallery
Rebecca Camacho Presents
Casemore Kirkeby
Catharine Clark Gallery
The Compound Gallery
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
Jack Fischer Gallery
CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
Haines Gallery
Hang Gallery
Eleanor Harwood Gallery
Hashimoto Contemporary
Charlie James Gallery
Johansson Projects
Gallery Wendi Norris
Paulson Fontaine Press
Pt.2 Gallery
Romer Young Gallery
Jessica Silverman Gallery
Patricia Sweetow Gallery
Traywick Contemporary

 *Lists current as of March 9, 2021.



Robin Ducot


Eric Rodenbeck & Santhosh Daniel


Aaron Bastien & Catherine Foo


Nicole Avril & Dan Gelfand
Michelle Branch
Rebecca & Vince Camacho
Catherine & David Kevane
Micaela Heekin & Chris Hart
Rachel & Keith Petersen
Stephanie Tuttle & Ramsey Walker


Mary & Tony Conrad
Taraneh Hemami & Mohsen Emaminouri
Hope Maur
The Mauro Family
Gay Outlaw & Bob Schmitz

Dan Toffey & Julia Harter


Nilus De Matran & Jennifer Morla
Trisha Lagaso Goldberg & David Goldberg
Amanda Hughen
Gallia Levy & Alfred Yan
Genevieve Quick & Thom Bruce
Vaughn Shields & Greg Elich
Sharon Tanenbaum & Matty Person
Tracy Wheeler & Paul Rauschelbach
Jenifer K Wofford & Kyle Herbert
Valerie Wade
Máire P. Walsh


Jennifer Roy and Traci Des Jardins



Bonnie Bridges and Bill Banyai






Barbara Anderson Gallery and Framing

Chandler Fine Art and Framing

General Graphics

North Berkeley Frame

Mark Ryan Fine Arts

The Painters Place

San Francisco Art Framing Services

Small Works

Spot Design

Sterling Art Services

Michael Thompson Framing







Nicole Avril & Rebecca Camacho


Aaron Bastian


Nicole Avril

Sharmi Basu

Rebecca Camacho

Taraneh Hemami

Valerie Imus

Margaret McCarthy

Stevie Sokolouski

Dan Toffey

Genevieve Quick



 Nicole Avril, President

Jenifer K. Wofford, Vice President

 Dan Toffey, Treasurer

Genevieve Quick, Secretary

Rebecca Camacho

Taraneh Hemami

Susan Krane

Olivia White Lopez

Marc Mayer

Hope Mohr

Qianjin Montoya

Natani Notah

Yétundé Olágbajú

M. Valentine

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

Jazmyn Bryant, Programs & Exhibitions Intern

Megan Karanguktar, Community Arts & Development Intern



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.


If you’re unable to join us for our 2021 Benefit Art Auction, we invite you to support our work by making a donation. Your support of our work will keep innovative, experimental art alive in the Bay Area in the year ahead!