SF Camerawork Announces 2015 Benefit Auction Saturday, November 7, 2015, 6 - 10 PM

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Live auction features 100 photographic works from emerging and established artists nationwide, including Richard Misrach, Duane Michals, Chris McCaw, Herb Ritts, Kota Ezawa, and more.


San Francisco – September 23, 2015 - SF Camerawork, San Francisco’s premiere non-profit photography gallery located in the city’s central market corridor, will host its annual centerpiece fundraising effort for the organization on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 6-9 pm. A highlight of San Francisco’s photography-collector calendar, the event centers on the live auction of nearly 100 photographic works donated by well-known artists from across the country, many represented by blue chip galleries whose works are collected by national art museums such as SFMOMA, MoMA New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and more.

SF Camerawork has produced a 60-page color auction catalogue, available online at sfcameraworkauction.org/auction. The auction is a lively event with wine and spirits donated from premier vineyards and vendors, and catering from top Bay Area chefs.

For the first time in its 40-year history, the 2015 SF Camerawork Benefit Auction will be an evening event, increasing overall attendance, participation from gallery partners, and creating a more festive, gala atmosphere. What will not change is SF Camerawork’s commitment to a traditional live-auction format, hosted by one of the country’s premier photography auctioneers, Mr. Rick Wester, formerly of Christies and currently principal of Rick Wester Fine Art, New York.

Doors open at 5:30 PM, bidding will start at 7 pm. Tickets are $30 in advance / $40 at the door and are available for purchase at sfcamerawork.org


About SF Camerawork

San Francisco’s premiere non-profit gallery, SF Camera work was founded in 1974 to encourage and support emerging artists and explore new directions and ideas in the photographic arts. 

Media Contacts
For more information or press images:
Ellen Shershow Peña, 2014 Auction Chair, 415.690.0278 / ellen@jadorelechien.com
Michael Thurin, Gallery Manager, 415.487.1011 / michael@sfcamerawork.org

At  A Glance


Registration begins at 5:30 PM
Bidding begins at 7:00 PM

SF Camerawork 1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, California

Rick Wester, Rick Wester Fine Art, NYC

$30 in advance at sfcamerawork.org
$40 at the door

Preview Reception
Thursday, November 6, 6-8 pm

Absentee Bids
Absentee bid forms can be found at sfcamerawork.org/auction or by calling the gallery at 415 487-1011 

More Information: sfcamerwork.org
THE AUCTION CATALOG can be viewed online at: http://www.sfcamerawork.org/auction

Honorary Committee
Shoshana Berger
Michelle Branch and Dale Cook
Dave Elfing
Alexis Gordon
Allie Haeusslein
Peter Hirshberg
Heather Holt
Amanda Hughen
Doug Mandell
Frank Mainzer
RJ Muna and Kerry Mansfield
Chris McCall
Thomas Meyer

Auction Supporters and Sponsors
Delicious Catering; F8 Beverage Catering; Mullen Brothers Imaging; photograph and frame; Smith Andersen North; Sterling Art Services; New Belgium Brewing; Bi-Rite Catering; Blue Angel Vodka; Rocky Oak Vineyard; Toad Hollow Vineyards; B3-Blooms by Brandon