Southern Exposure (SoEx) proudly presents POWER ON, our 2022 benefit art auction. Join us on Saturday, April 23, in the SoEx gallery for an in-person and online event channeling the electrical strength and energy of our Bay Area art community.
Our Main Event will feature both a silent and a live auction (led by esteemed Bonhams Auctioneer Aaron Bastian), showcasing over 120 pieces of electrifying art from some of the Bay Area's most energizing new and established artists. Don’t miss the entertainment from local performers, delicious hors d'oeuvres from Komaaj, delectable cocktails from Trick Dog and Mommenpop, tasty beer from Fort Point, wine from Ultraviolet, and the joy of gathering safely with the SoEx community. Join us.
April 9-22: 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. Don’t miss out – register today!
$250+ Host Packages
$175 VIP & Main Event Ticket
$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!
Presented by Southern Exposure and The Space Program
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 Penny Roma. 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.
All Host Packages include VIP & Main Event tickets, complimentary Fair Passes to the SF Art Market, reserved seating at Main Event; invitation to VIP Preview; early bidding & Buy it Now; in-person appointments. Hosts at the Fission level and above also receive Valet Parking for themselves and their guests at the Main Event,
Fusion ($2,500): 10 VIP & Main Event tickets
Fission ($1,250): 6 VIP & Main Event tickets
Lightning ($500): 4 VIP & Main Event tickets
Surge ($300): 2 VIP & Main Event tickets
Volt ($175): 1 VIP & Main Event ticket
$175 for a single ticket
$300 for a pair of tickets
$100 for a single ticket; complimentary One Day pass to SF Art Market; in-person appointments
Bid remotely and enjoy the Main Event by tuning in to the Livestream from the comfort of your home!
Livestream ticket: Zap $75
1 livestream event ticket; merch, sticker; complimentary One Day pass to SF Art Market.
Livestream ticket: Zing $50
1 livestream event ticket; purchase a ticket for $50 or more and receive limited-edition POWER ON merchandise, and a sticker.
Livestream ticket: Pulse $25
1 livestream event ticket; purchase a ticket for $25 or more and receive limited-edition POWER ON merchandise, and a sticker.
Livestream ticket: Charge $15
1 livestream event ticket; purchase a ticket for $15 or more and receive a POWER ON sticker.
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 9 - 22, 2022, In-person by appointment
You can make a private appointment here to visit Southern Exposure’s gallery two weeks prior to the auction to preview the artwork.
View the full catalog and place your bids online starting in early April.
Our priority is to ensure the safety of our community. All guests must provide proof of full vaccination status (including booster) before entering the facility. At this time we anticipate requiring guests to wear face-coverings while not eating or drinking. 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 prior to 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.
Drusie & Jim Davis
Catherine Foo & Aaron Bastian
Nicole Avril & Daniel Gelfand
Jamie Austin & David Deming
Rebecca & Vince Camacho
Micaela Heekin & Chris Hart
Marc Mayer & Geoff di Girolamo
Rachel & Keith Petersen
Mary & Tony Conrad
Taraneh Hemami & Mohsen Emaminouri
Catherine & David Kevane
Trisha Lagaso Goldberg & David Goldberg
The Mauro Family
Gay Outlaw & Bob Schmitz
Dan Toffey & Julia Harter
Michelle Kriebel & Ted Arleo
Gallia Levy & Alfred Yan
Nilus De Matran & Jennifer Morla
Genevieve Quick & Thom Bruce
Jennifer Roy & Traci Des Jardins
Felisa Preskill & Zachary Royer Scholz
Vaughn Shields & Greg Elich
Sharon Tanenbaum & Matty Person
Máire P. Walsh
Tracy Wheeler & Paul Rauschelbach
Robin Wright & Ian Reeves
France Viana / The ARROZidency
Jenifer K Wofford
|ALEXANDMUSHI (Alex Nichols & Mushi Wooseong James)||Angela Hennessy||Meryl Pataky|
|Luca Antonucci||Todd Hido||Alison Pebworth|
|Johnna Arnold||Tanya Hollis||Keith Petersen|
|Miguel Arzabe||Sarah Hotchkiss||Carissa Potter Carlson|
|Sholeh Asgary||Carrie Hott||Mel Prest|
|Hernan Bas||Tania Houtzager||Amy Rathbone|
|Mark Baugh Sasaki||Hughen/Starkweather||Rachelle Reichart|
|JD Beltran & Scott Minneman||Colter Jacobsen||Kate Rhoades|
|Kim Bennett||Jason Jägel||Blaise Rosenthal|
|Leo Bersamina||Chris Johanson||Byron Ryono|
|Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo||David Kasprzak||James Sansing|
|Val Britton||Mary Anne Kluth||Azin Seraj|
|Rachelle Bussières||Michael Koehle||Jenny Sharaf|
|Craig Calderwood||Christina La Sala||Alice Shaw|
|Kelly Carámbula||Noah Lang||Ebtihal Shedid|
|Enrique Chagoya||Kris Lang||Jennie Smith|
|Ajit Chauhan||Jessica Lin||Travis Somerville|
|Jeffrey Cheung||Sarah Loomis||Charlene Tan|
|Randy Colosky||Sam Lopes||Sam Tchakalian|
|Mary Conrad||Cathy Lu||Sarah Thibault|
|Veronica de Jesus||Kija Lucas||Simon Tran|
|Gene Dominique||Nathan Lynch||TNT Traysikel (Mike Arcega & Paolo Asuncion)|
|Chris Duncan||Nick Makanna||Katherine Vetne|
|Alicia Escott||Michelle Mansour||Stephen Vincent|
|Rodney Ewing||Kari Marboe||Andy Vogt|
|Kota Ezawa||Kara Maria||Hannah Waiters|
|Ken Fandell||Vanessa Marsh||Amanda Walters|
|Carlos Fernandez||Lee Materazzi||Benji Whalen|
|David Fullarton||Alicia McCarthy||Deirdre White|
|Guillermo Galindo||Anne McGuire||David Wilson|
|Benicia Gantner||Jenna Meachem||Jenifer K Wofford|
|Renée Gertler||Jim Melchert||Rochelle Youk|
|Matt Gonzalez||Robert Minervini||Maryam Yousif|
|Rea Lynn de Guzman||Julio Cesar Morales||Haoyun Erin Zhao|
|Diane Andrews Hall||Nicole Mueller||Minoosh Zomorodinia|
|Kristie Hansen||Kari Orvik|
|Nicole Hayden||Natani Notah|
|Taraneh Hemami||Marcel Pardo Ariza|
|Dana Hemenway||Erik Parra|
Paulson Fontaine Press
Jack Fischer Gallery
Don Soker Contemporary
Rena Bransten Gallery
Eleanor Harwood Gallery
Sticks Framing and Gallery
Rebecca Camacho Presents
K. Imperial Fine Art
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
Catharine Clark Gallery
The Compound Gallery
Gallery Wendi Norris
*Lists current as of March 18, 2022.
Bonnie Bridges and Bill Banyai
Artistic Picture Framing
City Picture Frame
Mark Ryan Fine Arts
The Painters Place
SF Art Framing Services
Sterling Art Services
Nicole Avril & Rebecca Camacho
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
Sam Lopes, Lead Preparator
Emma Rosenbaum, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Simon Tran, Artists in Education Manager
Minoosh Zomorodinia, Documentation Manager
Julia Epifania Basnage, Communications Intern
Danielle Fabian Bronson, Programs & Exhibitions Intern
Wednesday DeGuzman, 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 2022 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!