ArtSpan Presents its Annual Benefit Art Show & Auction on Saturday, March 14, at SomArts Bay Gallery

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Bid on 150 works by local established and emerging artists in live and silent auctions at San Francisco's premier visual art event, ArtSpan's Benefit Art Show and Auction, at SomArts Bay Gallery, 934 Brannan Street in San Francisco, on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 6:30 to 9:00pm (6-9pm for VIPs).

ArtSpan invites you to San Francisco's premier art event. Enjoy exciting silent and live auctions featuring local artists, devour fancy hors d'oeuvres catered by Thomas John Events, and sip cocktails with a San Francisco flavor. The Benefit Art Show & Auction is a lively art and social event. It gives long-time art enthusiasts and newcomers to the art scene a fun, relaxed atmosphere in which to socialize and buy affordable art. The auction will feature 150 original artworks in a variety of media. Refreshments are provided courtesy of area restaurants, dessert shops, wineries, and breweries.

Tickets are available online or by phone. Visit or call ArtSpan at (415) 861-9838.

Ticket Information:
General Ticket (Admits One)
$25 (in advance)
$30 (at the door)

  • Open bar and light hors d'oeuvres
  • First Silent Auction Section will close at 7:30pm
  • Live Auction will begin at 8:15pm
  • Creative Cocktail Attire Encouraged

VIP Ticket (Admits One)
$75 (advance ticket sales only)
6:00 - 6:30pm VIP Reception features:

  • Exclusive preview of artwork starting at 6pm
  • Champagne cocktail reception and gourmet hors d'oeuvres
  • Preferred seating for live auction
  • 5% discount on art purchases (up to $50 per purchase)

Proceeds from the auction benefit all of ArtSpan's programs, including Art for City Youth, serving over 700 underserved youth, and San Francisco Open Studios, the city's largest free visual arts event held each year featuring over 800 artists.

ArtSpan, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, builds a community connecting the public to visual arts in San Francisco. Through SF Open Studios, youth and adult education, and art-centric events, ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area community that values the arts. Contact or (415)861-9838 for more information.

Featured Artists:

Diane Abt, Don Anderson, Kathryn Arnold, Marc Babsin, Paul Baker, Jenny Balisle, Suzanne Barnard, Bates Bates, Ann L. Bontatibus, David Booth, Susan Bostrom-Wong, Johnny Botts, Rena Buchgraber, Sylvia Buettner, Brent Bushnell, Chad Cameron, Ann Capitan, Sofia Carmi, Emily Clawson, Lee Cline, Kenneth Cooper, Ilana Crispi, Maeve Croghan, Sidnea D'Amico, Herbert Dang, Michele De Sha, Larry DeDionisio, Monica Denevan, Robin Denevan, Denise Denis, Raymond Difley, Renée Eaton, Anna Efanova, Bernadette Emrick, Fong Fai, G.B. Sunny Fisher, John Fitzsimmons, Kat Flyn, Andrea Fono, Rebecca Fox, Taiko Fujimura, Annie Galvin, Katie Gilmartin, Mirto Golino, Sarah Beth Goncarova, Daniel Grant, Jana Grover, dk haas, Marc Ellen Hamel, Lyall Harris, Jeanne Hauser, Art Hazelwood, Audrey Heller, Soña Holman, Aisjah Hopkins, Anne Howson, Peggy Huff, Ivy Jacobsen, Carol Jessen, Philippe Jestin, Robert Jones, Soad Kader, Marie Kelzer, Mike Kimball, Barbara Kleinhans, Andrew Knipe, Susannah Kopcho, Elana Kundell, Clare Kuo, Jim Leff, Katja Leibenath, Anne Ming Leong, Carlos Loarca, Leslie Lowinger, Maggie Malloy, Kay Marshall, Kristine Mays, Alan Mazzetti, Dan McHale, Marti McKee, John F. Melvin, Molly Meng, Erika Meriaux, Marcia Middleton, Leslie Morgan, Julie Nelson, Ronald Newman, Jessica Niello, Hadley Northrop, Ben Pax, Joel Peirano, Silvia Poloto, Tana Powell, Patricia Preble, Nanci Price Scoular, Shilo Randall, Eric Rewitzer, Fernando Reyes, Samuelle Richardson, Carol Rienecker, Wendy Robushi, Karl Roeseler, Sawyer Rose, Lynn Rubenzer, Jane Rush, Lisa Ryers, Linda Sanders Colnett, Jill Schneider, Greta & Manu Schnetzler, Adele Louise Shaw, Stuart Sheldon, Addie Shevlin, Michael Shriver, Reed Slater, Karen Slater, Kim Smith, Kristiana Spaulding, Wendi Spiers, Toru Sugita, Leslie Terzian Markoff, Deloris Thomas, Charles M. Thurston, Zabrina Tipton, Veerakeat TongPaiBoon, Kent Tool, Trish Tunney, William Ulrich, Victoria Veedell, Pep Ventosa, Melissa Wagner, Stephen Wagner, Kay Weber, Audrey Welch, Jennifer Wildermuth, Laura Williams, Kent Wisner, Roxanne Worthington, Laurie Wyman-Heron, Melissa Yarbrough, Jade Zabrowski

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