March 20, 2013 15:46 ET

ArtSpan's 18th Annual Juried Benefit Art Auction; Tickets on Sale Now

All Proceeds Directly Benefit All of ArtSpan's Programs, Including Art for City Youth and SF Open Studios; Event to Take Place Saturday, April 13, 2013, 5:30pm-9:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - ArtSpan, a San Francisco non-profit organization supporting artists throughout the Bay Area, is hosting its annual Benefit Art Auction on Saturday, April 13, 2013 with proceeds funding its art programs and community outreach.

The annual fundraiser, featuring three silent sections and one live auction, will showcase over 100 pieces of artwork in multiple mediums and styles from emerging and established Bay Area artists.

Attendees can expect to find art hand-picked by design professionals from the Bay Area and beyond giving long-time art patrons and new collectors an opportunity to view and purchase original pieces while contributing back to San Francisco's creative community.

Cocktails and wine will be accompanied by delicious hors d'oeuvres and light faire provided by Macadamia Events and Catering of San Francisco.

Other donated gift packages will also be available for purchase, courtesy of local restaurants and businesses.

Proceeds from the event directly benefit the nonprofit's youth programs, which provide arts education to 600 underserved youth in San Francisco at no expense to the school or students' families, in addition to benefiting working artists and the public.

ABOUT ArtSpan:

ArtSpan, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, builds community by 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 that values the arts. Learn more at


ArtSpan's Annual Juried Benefit Art Auction

Saturday, April 13, 2013
VIP guests: Early admission at 5:30pm-9:30pm
General admission: 6:30pm-9:30pm

SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Tickets can be purchased now at

VIP Tickets: $125 in advance, $150 at the door
Includes advance admission, complimentary valet parking, wine tasting, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live music & seating for live auction: 5:30-6:30pm

General Admission: $50 in advance, $65 at the door
Includes hors d'oeuvres, open bar & wine tasting: 6:30-9:30pm

CONTACT: or (415) 861-9838


Alessia Armeni, Co-Founder and Chief Art Officer
Jan Casey Bertrand, Owner and Art Consultant at Casey & Associates
Hal Fischer, Hal Fischer Associates
Mario Lemos, Art Consultant at Restoration Hardware
Tom O'Connor, Art Advisor and Appraiser at O'Connor & Associates
Michael Purdy, Owner and Creative Director at Cavalier by Jay Jeffers
Cecilie Starin, President at Cecilie Starin Design Inc.

Virginia Cheung, Casey Colsworthy, Thelema Dietler, Colleen Fiaschetti, Jill Manthei, Matt McKinley, John F. Melvin, Mitch Schneider

Sabrina Braham; MD, Ben Fong-Torres, George Gund, Stanford Hughes, Julie Kuschke, William Meyer, Sarah Nelson, Lindsay Hurtt Olshan, Paul Weaver

William Gilmartin III, Sevilla Granger, Carol Koffel, Leslie Lowinger, Joen Madonna, Matt McKinley, John F. Melvin, Brian Owens, Eric Rewitzer, Rick Taipale, Dan Teree; Chairman

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