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Event Info

$300 2 VIP + Main Event Tickets (Ultramarine)

$175 VIP + Main Event Ticket (Cerulean)

$100 Main Event Ticket

$0-75 Livestream Event Ticket**

**If you’re unable to join us in person, we welcome you to support us with a sliding scale ticket to our Livestream Event!

VIP Preview Event

Thursday, April 13, 6:00 - 8:00 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 in-person 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 and charcuterie from Peckish. You’ll also have the opportunity to make a private appointment to view the fully-installed show in advance of the main event. Plus, all VIP ticket purchasers receive a complimentary Fair Pass to the SF Art Market.

  Purchase your VIP or Main Event tickets via our tickets page.

Want to attend the auction for free? Sign up to volunteer!

Main Event Schedule

Saturday, April 29, 2023

6:00 PM Doors Open

7:30 PM Live Auction

8:30 PM Silent Auction begins to close


Southern Exposure 

3030 20th Street 

San Francisco, CA 94110

Preview Exhibition

April 8 - 27, 2023, In-person by appointment

You can make a private appointment here to visit Southern Exposure’s gallery three weeks prior to the auction to preview the artwork. 

Advance Online Bidding

View the full catalog and place your bids online starting in early April.

COVID-19 Protocols

SoEx reserves the right to update our COVID protocols at any time to further protect the health and safety of our guests, artists, staff, and volunteers. We will contact all ticket holders one week before the event with any updates.


Auction Rules

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.


Artwork Pick-up

  • Pick-Up: In-person attendees may take their artwork home the night of the event after confirmation of purchase. Artwork will be available for pick-up after the event for remote bidders. 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


Erina Alejo
Luca Antonucci
Johnna Arnold
Miguel Arzabe
Sholeh Asgary
JD Beltran
Kim Bennett
Ashwini Bhat
Libby Black
Sarah Blaustein
Ross Bleckner
Eva Bovenzi
Rachelle Bussières
Kelly Carámbula
Squeak Carnwath
Enrique Chagoya
Ajit Chauhan
Holly Coley
Richard Colman
Randy Colosky
Gina Contreras
Carolina Cuevas
Ali Dadgar
Rea Lynn de Guzman
Demart Denaro
Gene Dominique
Claire Dunn
Ricki Dwyer
Lowell Edelman
Edgar Fabián Frías
Mary Finlayson
David Fullarton
Dominic Garcia
Renée Gertler
Sheila Ghidini
Amos Goldbaum
Connie Goldman
Matt Gonzalez
Julia Goodman
Kellie Greenwald
Michael Hall
Kristie Hansen
Naomi Hawksley
Nicole Hayden
Taraneh Hemami
Cliff Hengst
Scott Hewicker
Graham Holoch
Sarah Hotchkiss
Tania Houtzager
Shao-Feng Hsu
Sylvia Hughes-Gonzales
Colter Jacobsen
Jason Jägel
Packard Jennings
Chris Johanson
Josie Juantorena
Mary Anne Kluth
Michael Koehle
Christina La Sala
Noah Lang
Kris Lang
Ruth Laskey
Carrie Lederer
Charles Lee
Jessica Lin
Sarah Loomis
Cathy Lu
Kija Lucas
Nick Makanna
Michelle Mansour
Kara Maria
Vanessa Marsh
Jet Martinez
Lee Materazzi
Sanaz Mazinani
Alicia McCarthy
Anne McGuire
Daniel Arthur Mendoza
Adia Millett
Mary Morse
Hushidar Mortezaie
Nicole Mueller
Ranu Mukherjee
Parul Naresh
Amy Nathan
Mitsu Okubo
Kelly Ording
Jennie Ottinger
Gay Outlaw
Bussie Parker Kehoe
Alison Pebworth
Mitzi Pederson
Maya Pen
Keith Petersen
Ferris Plock
Carissa Potter Carlson
Helia Pouyanfar
Rachel Pozivenec
Mel Prest
J. John Priola
Rachelle Reichert
Kate Rhoades
Blaise Rosenthal
Byron Ryono
Sanaz Safanasab
Ron Moultrie Saunders
Dave Schubert
Azin Seraj
Jenny Sharaf
Alice Shaw
Brian Singer
Sarah A. Smith
Chanell Stone
Dharma Strasser MacColl
Tamara Suarez Porras
Simon Tran
Esther Traugot
Helen Shewolfe Tseng
Ester Tuva
Isaac Vazquez Avila
Andy Vogt
Hannah Waiters
Johnny Wall
Leila Weefur
David Wilson
Jenifer K Wofford
Alice Wu
Arngunnur Yr
Haoyun Erin Zhao
Connie Zheng
Minoosh Zomorodinia


Altman Siegel
Berggruen Gallery
CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
Electric Works
Euqinom Gallery
Jack Fischer Gallery
Gallery 16
Haines Gallery
Eleanor Harwood Gallery
Hashimoto Contemporary
K. Imperial Fine Art
Johansson Projects
Gallery Wendi Norris
Pastine Projects
Paulson Fontaine Press
Pt.2 Gallery
Ratio 3
Don Soker Contemporary
Traywick Contemporary

*Lists current as of March 29, 2023.



Robin Ducot


Drusie & Jim Davis

Catherine Foo & Aaron Bastian


Nicole Avril & Daniel Gelfand

Rebecca & Vince Camacho

Micaela Heekin & Chris Hart

Rachel & Keith Petersen

Holly Shen


Jaime Austin & David Deming

Taraneh Hemami & Mohsen Emaminouri

Catherine & David Kevane

Susan Krane

Trisha Lagaso Goldberg & David Goldberg

Gallia Levy & Alfred Yan

Cynthia Loukides

The Mauro Family

Gay Outlaw & Bob Schmitz

Rajni K. Rao & Uday N. Kumar

Josh Riedel & Erin Price

Dan Toffey & Julia Harter


Amanda Hughen

Michelle Kriebel & Ted Arleo

Nilus De Matran & Jennifer Morla

Dwyer Design

Felisa Preskill & Zachary Royer Scholz

Genevieve Quick & Thom Bruce

Jennifer Roy & Traci Des Jardins

Sharon Tanenbaum & Matty Person

Valerie Wade

Tracy Wheeler & Paul Rauschelbach

Jenifer K Wofford


Platinum Sponsors

Bonnie Bridges & Bill Banyai

Diamond Sponsors

Randi and Bob Fisher

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Allison Harding

Gary Mayer

Bronze Sponsors

Red Dot Studio


Artsource Consulting

Chandra Cerrito


Meryl Bennan, Barb Co. Real Estate

Media Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsors

Framing Sponsors

City Picture Frame
Mark Ryan Fine Arts
The Painters Place
Eric Rose Art Services
SF Art Framing Services
Small Works
Spot Design
Sterling Art Services
Michael Thompson



Marc Mayer


Aaron Bastian


Sharmi Basu
Chandra Cerrito
Valerie Imus
Marc Mayer
Margaret McCarthy
Qianjin Montoya
Emma Rosenbaum
Rachel Trout
Jenifer K Wofford


Nicole Avril, President
Jenifer K Wofford, Vice President
Dan Toffey, Treasurer
Genevieve Quick, Secretary
Taraneh Hemami
Susan Krane
Olivia White Lopez
Marc Mayer
Qianjin Montoya


Valerie Imus, Artistic Director and Co-Director
Margaret McCarthy, Executive Director and Co-Director
Sharmi Basu, Operations and Development Coordinator
Emma Rosenbaum, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Simon Tran, Artists in Education Manager
Minoosh Zomorodinia, Documentation Manager
Nia Coats, Communications Intern
Jessica Gurrola, Programs & Exhibitions Intern
Mana Macaraeg, Community Development Intern


Stevie Sokolouski



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. Since 1974, 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 2023 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!