About the Annual Art Auction

Join us on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm as we celebrate Hospitality House’s 32nd Annual Art Auction at a new location, the marvelous Minnesota Street Project Galleries!

Hospitality House is excited to partner with the Minnesota Street Project Galleries for this year’s Annual Art Auction. Located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, the Minnesota Street Project (MSP) inhabits three warehouses for the purpose of offering affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists, and related nonprofits. The live portion of our Annual Art Auction will be held in the lovely atrium area of MSP with the silent auction taking place inside the Jack Fischer Gallery.

[To purchase advance tickets, click here.]

[If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Annual Art Auction, click here.]

[Artwork Preview coming soon!]


The silent art auction room at the Luggage Store Gallery. [photo my Mido Lee]

For the past 32 years, Hospitality House’s Annual Art Auction has brought together the local community, gallery professionals, art enthusiast & collectors, non-profit organizations and local businesses to support our neighborhood artists whose artwork hang side-by-side with nationally renown artists.

This annual community tradition will feature a stunning collection of artwork from local and regional artists, galleries, and collectors. Past year’s artists include Clare Rojas, Chad Hasegawa, Jennifer Starkweather, Silvia Poloto, Kirsten Stolle, Tim Yankosky, Charles Blackwell, Kelly DeFayette, Jo Jackson, Vanessa Marsh, Leslie Morgan, E. Lewis Basher, Ronnie Goodman, Ira Watkins and so many others.

With your support, the Annual Art Auction raises crucial funding for Hospitality House’s six programs including our Community Arts Program, the only art studio and gallery available for Tenderloin and South-of-Market neighborhood artists who otherwise do not have access to art materials and resources to learn, create, develop, exhibit, and sell their artwork — all free-of-charge!

Artist Jo Jackson works on a new piece. [photo by Ivan Vera]

A community is more than a group of people living in a specific geographic area. Access to art and culture are the breath of a vibrant community and Hospitality House believes that every resident has a right to have a voice in their community through the creation and celebration of local art.

Purchase Advance Tickets:
Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Purchase your advance tickets HERE and save $10.00! Ticket purchase includes admission to Hospitality House’s 32nd Annual Art Auction, delicious hors d’oeuvres, tasty drinks, and the chance to bid on fabulous art.

Ava & Jasmine Sullivan volunteer as silent auction monitors [photo by Mido Lee]

Special thanks to our Art Auction Planning Committee

Amber Cavarlez, Progress Foundation
Brad Cerutti, Havas Worldwide
Marissa D’Orazio, Future Bars
Tess Davis, Hospitality House
Jentri Flores
Allan S. Manalo, Hospitality House
Olivia Ongpin, Luna Rienne
Maria Rocchio, BlackRock
Dr. Robert Sardy
Jenny Sato, Happy Hearts
Andrea Schwartz, Andrea Schwartz Gallery
Shannon Trimble, Anglim Gilbert Gallery
Cheryl Ward, ABC7-KGO TV
Janet Williams, Hospitality House


And thanks also to past Art Auction Planning Committee members:

Selena Aument, previously of Dolby Chadwick Gallery | Jennifer Darland, Mirus Gallery | Jennifer Farris, STUDIO Gallery | Justin Giarla, White Walls Gallery | Michelle Leshner, Michelle Leshner Designs | Nancy Toomey, Nancy Toomey Fine Arts | Piero Spadaro, Hang Art | Glenn Stoller,


Current & Past Participating Galleries

Andrea Schwartz Gallery Anglim Gilbert GalleryDolby Chadwick GalleryHang ArtJessica Silverman GalleryThe Luggage Store GalleryLuna RienneMirus GalleryRena Bransten GallerySandra Lee GallerySeagar Grey GallerySTUDIO GalleryNancy Toomey Fine ArtJulina Togonon Fine Arts, White Walls Gallery