SF Camerawork 2023 Benefit Art Auction & Preview Exhibition

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SF Camerawork

Through Sep 30th

SF Camerawork hosts its 2023 Benefit Auction and Preview Exhibition in Landmark Building A at Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture (FMCAC).

The Benefit Auction and Preview Exhibition celebrate SF Camerawork’s artist community, its legacy, and its future in its new home at FMCAC and under the leadership of SF Camerawork’s new Executive Director, Aay Preston-Myint. The inspiring 2023 auction features the work of more than 50 critically acclaimed photographic artists from around the world and the San Francisco Bay Area, including Awoiska van der Molen, Wesaam Al-Badry, John Chiara, Nigel Poor, Kija Lucas, Lucas Foglia, and Chloe Sherman.

The Preview Exhibition is on view Saturday, September 16, 2023 to Thursday, September 28, 2023. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 6:00 p.m.; Friday, 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free Admission.

The Benefit Auction takes place on Saturday, September 30, 2023,  4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in The Store House in Landmark Building D. Single tickets range from $85 to $200. Additional committee-level sponsorships are available at higher rates. An Auction Preview Opening/VIP Reception happens on Friday, September 15, 2023. Online auction bidding at Artsy.net runs from Friday, September 15, 2023 through October 2, 2023.


Wesaam Al-Badry Marc Alcock Jeremiah Barber Megan Bent Jeremy Bolen Harvey Castro Mary Campbell Nelson Chan Johnnie Chatman John Chiara  Janet Delaney Nykelle DeVivo Carolyn Drake Claire Dunn Amy Elkins Rodney Ewing Lucas Foglia Kostis Fokas Andres Gonzalez Shao-Feng Hsu Max Kellenberger Natalie Krick Charles Lee Terri Loewenthal Kija Lucas Chris McCaw Joel Meyerowitz Kari Orvik J. Rivera Pansa  Nigel Poor tamara suarez porras Helia Pouyanfar J. John Priola Ron Moultrie Saunders Ebtihal Shedid Chloe Sherman Josh Smith Joni Sternbach Chanell Stone Young Suh Aaron R. Turner Awoiska van der Molen Lewis Watts Kristen Wong Vanessa Woods Ashima Yadava Sarp Kerem Yavuz

SF Camerawork is a long-standing leader in the San Francisco arts milieu, committed to provoking discovery, experimentation, and exchange through exhibitions and experiences for all who value new ideas in photography. The organization was founded in 1974 by a collective of artists who welcomed experimental photography, unconventional techniques, and sociopolitical themes, and who fostered a range of alternative styles and approaches. The essence of the founders’ vision remains at the core of SF Camerawork even as the organization has adapted to the changing scope of photography and surrounding cultural landscape.

For more than 45 years, SF Camerawork has provided a launching pad for many artists’ careers, supplying invaluable financial support, exhibition space, curation, and patronage. SF Camerawork has remained a vital arts organization uniquely poised to present new ideas in photography, and to provide unique opportunities to artists not otherwise found in commercial galleries or museums.

In its early years, SF Camerawork was the first organization in the Bay Area to host exhibitions and lectures by controversial but ultimately highly influential artists such as Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Susan Meiselas, and Joel-Peter Witkin. More recently, the organization has presented the first West Coast exhibitions for artists including John Chiara, Binh Danh, Erica Deeman, Jennifer Karady, Jason Lazurus, Chris McCaw, Wang Ning De, and Meghann Riepenhoff — artists who have emerged as leaders of a new generation gaining international prominence.

Join SF Camerawork (SFC) to honor, and collect works from, established artists who got their start with SFC, and emerging artists shaping today’s visual culture.

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