Art Auction 2020
Bidding is live! Browse over 175 artworks & bid today!
Root Division remains committed to supporting a diversity of artists at various stages of their careers. This year, our Annual Art Auction remains pivotal in our capacity to fund our Studios Program, as well as our ability to provide free youth art education throughout San Francisco. For our Auction’s 19th iteration, we invite you to join us virtually for Root Division’s largest annual fundraising event — collect art, support arts education, and be inspired by artists! We are proud to feature an eclectic mix of high quality artwork from over 100 established and emerging Bay Area artists, including a great selection of rising stars! Proceeds benefit local artists, free art classes for Bay Area youth, and the continued success of Root Division’s unique model for keeping artists working in the heart of San Francisco.
This year, things will look very different…We’ll still be installing artwork in the gallery for appointment viewings, but the bidding will be online and the “live” event will be virtual. For general admission, all are welcome to join for no cost. We encourage those who are able to use what would have been their ticket cost towards bidding and direct donations to our Studio Artists.
From $20 donations and bids on small works on paper to Host Level packages and purchases of larger pieces — every level of support will make a vital impact this year!
NOTE: Guests will receive the private link for the Hopin virtual event access via email by 5 pm on Thursday, October 22.
Starting at $250
At the Host Level, you can amplify your support while experiencing this event to the fullest!
- Early access to online bidding and *BUY NOW*
- Early access to the Virtual Studio Experiences (6-7 pm)
- Home delivery* of specialty cocktails + appetizers to enjoy while bidding
- Includes all VIP benefits: In-person appointment to view the artwork, a printed Auction catalog, and a limited-edition artist-designed tote filled with goodies and gifts
- Plus invitations to our Virtual Collector’s Preview on October 13
- A generous part of your contribution is tax-deductible!
*Please note: We will be offering an alternative gift package in place of the home delivery for purchases made after October 15 or made for locations farther than 20 miles from SF.
PRESALE: $75 (through Oct 15)
EARLY BIRD: $50 (through Aug 31)
As a VIP, experience this event and support artists and arts education!
- Access to the Virtual Experiences (6:30-7 pm)
- An in-person appointment to view the artwork
- A printed Auction catalog
- A limited-edition artist designed tote filled with goodies and gifts
- An invitation to our Virtual Collector’s Preview on October 13
- Plus all of the Event Level Benefits listed below.
Sliding Scale Suggested Donation
As a registered guest, you’ll have access to the main event plus some special perks for showing your support!
- General access to the virtual event starts at 7:00 pm
- A chance to bid in our Live and Silent Auctions
- Donations of $50+ ➔ A surprise Root Division mailed gift set
- Donations of $25+ ➔ A surprise Root Division mailed gift
- Donations of $10+ ➔ A surprise Root Division virtual gift
JD Beltran + Scott Minneman
Le Bohemian Muse
Nancy D. Brown
Rea Lynn de Guzman**
Joan Karissa Gallego
Jennifer Maria Harris
Andrzej Michael Karwacki
Mary Anne Kluth
Angela Buencamino Phung*
Carrie Ann Plank
Blanca Estela Rodríguez**
Ron Moultrie Saunders
Rachel Maryam Smith
Joshua David Solís Ramírez*
Amber Jean Young
Haoyun Erin Zhao
(*RD Studio Artist)
Cynthia Loukides + Paul Harrison
Adam J. O’Donnell
Andrea Crow + Fred Craves
Heidy Braverman + David Skinner
Jennifer Stuart + Joshua Aidlin
Meg Gray + John-Mark Ikeda
Lizanne + Ben Suter
Aaron Bastian + Cat Foo
Adam Polakoff + Kelsey Ahern
Amber Jean Young + Raj Chowdhury
Carrie Ann Plank + Blake Simmons
Matthew + Amy Rogers
Sonja + Jon Perkins
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
City Arts & Lectures
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
FLAX art & design
Golden Artists Colors
Gus’s Community Market
Museum of Craft and Design
Oaktown Spice Shop
San Francisco Botanical Garden
The Local Foods Wheel
West of Pecos