Southern Exposure (SoEx) proudly presents PRISMATIC, our 2023 benefit art auction. We’re embracing the beauty of the spectrum, and inviting you to join us on Saturday, April 29, 2023, for an in-person and hybrid event celebrating the boldness, brilliance, and brightness of the Bay Area art community. Even a single beam of light can bend into a rainbow.
Our Main Event will feature both a silent and a live auction (led by esteemed Bonhams Auctioneer Aaron Bastian), showcasing over 130 pieces of radiant art from some of the Bay Area's most luminous new and established artists. Don’t miss the entertainment from local performers, delectable cocktails from Trick Dog, delicious hors d'oeuvres from Work of Art, and the joy of gathering safely with the vibrant SoEx community. Join us.
April 8-27: Make an appointment to view the auction exhibition in our gallery.
When you register to bid, you’ll gain the ability to view the full auction catalog, 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. Enter your email address or phone number in the box at the top of this site to register to bid. Don’t miss out – register today!
If you can't make our Auction, be sure to tune in to our Livestream on April 29th, 2023 at 7:30pm.
$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!
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!
6:00 PM Doors Open
7:30 PM Live Auction
8:30 PM Silent Auction begins to close
3030 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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.
View the full catalog and place your bids online starting in early April.
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.
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.
Rea Lynn de Guzman
Edgar Fabián Frías
Mary Anne Kluth
Christina La Sala
Daniel Arthur Mendoza
Bussie Parker Kehoe
Carissa Potter Carlson
J. John Priola
Ron Moultrie Saunders
Sarah A. Smith
Dharma Strasser MacColl
Tamara Suarez Porras
Helen Shewolfe Tseng
Isaac Vazquez Avila
Jenifer K Wofford
Haoyun Erin Zhao
CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
Jack Fischer Gallery
Eleanor Harwood Gallery
K. Imperial Fine Art
Gallery Wendi Norris
Paulson Fontaine Press
Don Soker Contemporary
*Lists current as of March 29, 2023.
Drusie & Jim Davis
Catherine Foo & Aaron Bastian
Nicole Avril & Daniel Gelfand
Rebecca & Vince Camacho
Micaela Heekin & Chris Hart
Rachel & Keith Petersen
Jaime Austin & David Deming
Taraneh Hemami & Mohsen Emaminouri
Catherine & David Kevane
Trisha Lagaso Goldberg & David Goldberg
Gallia Levy & Alfred Yan
The Mauro Family
Gay Outlaw & Bob Schmitz
Rajni K. Rao & Uday N. Kumar
Josh Riedel & Erin Price
Dan Toffey & Julia Harter
Michelle Kriebel & Ted Arleo
Nilus De Matran & Jennifer Morla
Felisa Preskill & Zachary Royer Scholz
Genevieve Quick & Thom Bruce
Jennifer Roy & Traci Des Jardins
Sharon Tanenbaum & Matty Person
Tracy Wheeler & Paul Rauschelbach
Jenifer K Wofford
Bonnie Bridges & Bill Banyai
Randi and Bob Fisher
City Picture Frame
Mark Ryan Fine Arts
The Painters Place
Eric Rose Art Services
SF Art Framing Services
Sterling Art Services
Jenifer K Wofford
Nicole Avril, President
Jenifer K Wofford, Vice President
Dan Toffey, Treasurer
Genevieve Quick, Secretary
Olivia White Lopez
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
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!