ArtSpan offers local artists numerous opportunties to exhibit their artwork throughout the year.

It is ArtSpan's mission to provide local artists with the equal opportunity to showcase their work and make direct connections to diverse audiences and patrons. Artists are invited to submit their artwork to ArtSpan's calls for entry, including our Juried Benefit Art Auction, Selections Juried Exhibition, and Art-in-Neighborhoods exhibitions throughout the city, among others.

*Calls for entry are open to current ArtSpan Artist Members only. Click HERE to login to your account and check the status of your membership. Click HERE to join as a new member.*​

 

ArtSpan’s Juried Benefit Art Auction 2017

CALL for Art!

DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 28, 11:59pm

TO SUBMIT: Click here


Artist Notification: Wednesday, March 8
Artwork Drop-off: Saturday, March 18, 12pm-4pm
Auction Event: Saturday, March 25
 

DETAILS:

ArtSpan's juried Benefit Art Auction will take place at SOMArts Cultural Center on March 25, 2017. This is our most popular fundraiser with over 500 avid art collectors in attendance each year! It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your artwork to prominent jurors in the art and design field, new potential collectors, and a vast range of art enthusiasts. Participating with the auction is also a meaningful way to support the work that ArtSpan does to cultivate connections within our creative community.
 
The funds from this event serve all of ArtSpan’s year-round programing, including SF Open Studios (41 years strong with 750+ artists per year), Youth Open Studios (3 years and growing), community engagement activitiesartist professional development workshopsartist networking events, and collector education events. ArtSpan will continue to expand the Art-in-Neighborhoods program that currently manages art exhibitions for community partners and two studio residency buildings. In 2017, we are setting our goals high to launch a community center that will offer studios, resources, and community space for artists in San Francisco. Auction funds will help to bolster our programing and reach our new goals!

Artists who donate will receive complimentary general admission to the event (1 general ticket for the artist). Guests of artists must purchase tickets to the event (ticket sales coming soon).
 
**Artists who donate artwork that is valued at $1,500 or more will receive two complimentary VIP tickets to the event!**
 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Open to all current ArtSpan Artist Members
  • All entries must be original and executed within the past 3 years
  • Artwork minimum value is $300 (bidding will start at approximately 1/3 of the artwork value)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Entries are accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, assemblage, fabric, jewelry, and glass
  • One entry per artist
  • Artwork must be framed, wired, pre-assembled, and ready to hang
  • Artwork must be labeled with the artist's name and the title of the piece
  • Artist statement of originality – 300 words or less describing what inspired the piece
  • All image files for the entry should be submitted in JPEG or TIFF format, no larger than 5MB
  • All image files must be titled with the following format: LastName_FirstName_title_height"_x_width".jpg
  • ArtSpan reserves the right to use accepted images of artwork for promotional use online and in print for the Auction

NOT ACCEPTED: 

  • Artwork that has been donated previously
  • Artwork that is not mounted professionally and ready to hang/display

ART SALES: 

Selected artists will have the option to donate 100% of the artwork sale price to ArtSpan, or to receive 15% of the artwork sale price.
 

AUCTIONEER: 

Emily Quinn, Auction Emily

JURORS: 

 

APPLICATION: Click here

QUESTIONS: 

 
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Hotel Adagio

Art-in-Neighborhoods (AIN) Program

DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 28, 11:59pm

TO SUBMIT: Click here

  • Location: Hotel Adagio, 550 Geary Street, SF, CA 94102
  • Exhibition Dates: March 14 - June 13
  • Artwork Drop-off Date: Tuesday, March 14, 10:00am
  • Opening Reception/Artist Mixer: Thursday, March 30, 6pm-8pm (tentative)
  • Artwork Pick-up Date: Tuesday, June 13, 10am-12pm
 
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Mosser Hotel Exhibition

ART-IN-NEIGHBORHOODS (AIN) Program

DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 21, 11:59pm

TO SUBMIT: Click here

  • Location: The Mosser Hotel, 54 4th Street, SF, CA 94103
  • Exhibition Dates: March 8 - June 7, 2017
  • Artwork Drop-off Date: Wednesday, March 8, 10am
  • Artist Reception/Artist Mixer: Thursday, April 6, 4:30pm-6:30pm (tentative)
  • Artwork Pick-up Date: Wednesday, June 7, 10am-12pm
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STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT ART HIVE

SPACES AVAILABLE ON A ROLLING BASIS

  • LOCATION: Art Hive, 1789 Egbert Avenue, SF, CA 94124 - 15 Studio Spaces
  • MONTHLY RENT: $285 - $495 per month (Most spaces around $400 per month)
  • FULL DETAILS & REQUIREMENTS: Click here.
  • DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis according to studio availability. ArtSpan staff will communicate within 2 weeks of application submission. 
  • TO SUBMIT: Click here.

STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT The JourNal Building 

Spaces Available on a rolling basis 

  • LOCATION: Journal Building, 1540 Market Street, SF, CA 94102
  • MONTHLY RENT: $175 - $300 per month (varies according to size)
  • FULL DETAILS & REQUIREMENTS: Click here.
  • DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis according to studio availability. ArtSpan staff will communicate within 2 weeks of application submission. 
  • TO SUBMIT: Click here.

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Artists must be current ArtSpan Members to be eligible for any of ArtSpan's Calls for Entry. 

Please contact ArtSpan at submissions@artspan.org with any questions.