Auction 2020 Participating Artists

HOST: 6 PM | VIP: 6:30 PM | EVENT 7-9 PM



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! 










Joseph Abbati
Pilar Agüero-Esparza
Morgan Anderson**
Kathy Aoki 
Alexis Arnold
Susan Aulik
Alyssa Aviles**
Alexandra Bailliere
Jamie Banes
Ray Beldner
JD Beltran + Scott Minneman
Tavarus Blackmon*
Cristine Blanco
Le Bohemian Muse
Pegan Brooke
Julia Brookman
Lizzy Brooks**
Nancy D. Brown
Suzie Buchholz
Natalya Burd
Rafael Bustillos*
Jerry Carniglia
Brigitte Carnochan
Shayna Carolyn
John Casey
Lee Cline
Alice Combs**
Samu Cortez**
Rohan DaCosta
Rea Lynn de Guzman**
Carissa Diaz*
Lauren DiCioccio
Dyanna Dimick
Patrick Dintino

Nimisha Doongarwal
Margaret Dorfman

Peter Drake
Kathryn Dunlevie
Eseosa Edebiri
Salome El*
Amy Ellingson
Rodney Ewing
Mitra Fabian
Matthew Floriani**
Peter Foucault
Hunter Franks*
Matthew Frederick

Michael Gabrielle
Joan Karissa Gallego
Nimah Gobir**
Carla Golder
Rebekah Goldstein
Courtney Griffith*

Benjamin Guffee
Sarah HaBa

Laura Hapka
Dana Harel
Jennifer Maria Harris
Makiko Harris*
Taraneh Hemami

Dana Hemenway**
nif hodgson
Kiana Honarmand*
Orang Hutan 

Melissa Hutton 
Clint Imboden
Kelly Inouye
Jeremiah Jenkins**
Kacy Jung*
Maya Kabat
Andrzej Michael Karwacki 
Rebecca Kaufman**
Andrew Kleindolph
Mary Anne Kluth
Jaime Knight
Nathan Kosta
Michael Krouse**
Kris Lang

Danielle Lawrence
Evie Leder
Carrie Lederer
Megan Leppla*
Janice Lin

Sandra Liu*
Cathy Lu**

Kija Lucas**
Nick Maltagliati**
Pablo Manga
Michelle Mansour
Kara Maria
Vanessa Marsh
ChiChai Mateo**
Shara Mays
Alicia McDaniel*
Jenna Meacham
Stephanie Metz

Christine Meuris
Masako Miki
Robert Minervini**
Shelley Monahan*
Eadweard Muybridge
Bonny Nahmias*
Amy Nathan
Joyce Nojima**
Raphael Noz**
Nathalie O'Brien*
Angela Buencamino Phung*
Yulia Pinkusevich
Steuart Pittman 
Carrie Ann Plank
Carissa Potter
Mel Prest

Nicholas Price**
Amanda Quiroz

Hadley Radt
Sarah Ratchye

Arielle Rebek**
Rachelle Reichert**

Christopher Reiger**
William Rhodes
Sherwin Rio
Julio Rodriguez
Blanca Estela Rodríguez**
Matthew Rogers
Aaron Rosenstreich
Blaise Rosenthal
Anna Rotty
Tachina Rudman-Young
Byron Ryono
Laura Sanford*
Hiroshi Sato
Ron Moultrie Saunders
Zach Searcy*
Azin Seraj
Ebtihal Shedid

Katherine Sherwood
Jenn Shifflet
Megan Shimek
Palija Shrestha*
Brian Singer
Rachel Maryam Smith
Joshua David Solís Ramírez*
Lisa Solomon
Lucy Stark*
Jennifer Stuart

Margaret Timbrell**
Angelica Turner*
Anna Valdez
Ben Venom
Katherine Vetne**
Camilo Villa*
Ven Voisey
Catherine Wagner
Melissa Wang*

Amber Jean Young
Ruxue Zhang**
Haoyun Erin Zhao

Minoosh Zomorodinia


*Root Division Studio Artist
**Root Division Alum


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 (6:30-7pm)
  • 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.


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

Can't attend the event?
We'd still love your support!

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