Event Press Release

SFMOMA Artists Gallery Presents The Tenth Annual Artists Warehouse Sale May 7–11, 2003

Release date: February 27, 2003

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Artists Gallery presents its tenth annual Artists Warehouse Sale from May 7 through 11, 2003, at Fort Mason Center, Building A. Consistently one of the year's most anticipated art events and annual fund-raisers, this benefit sale includes a variety of works created by more than 350 invited West Coast artists, including Inez Storer, Mike Henderson, Terry Hoff, Leo Bersamina and Claire Cotts. All artworks, some of which have been made especially for this event, will be offered at 50 percent off the normal retail price. This year a bounty of exceptional work is expected from the artists' donations.

Proceeds from the Artists Warehouse Sale support the SFMOMA Artists Gallery's exhibition program, which promotes regional art, SFMOMA and the artists themselves. A festive grand opening reception, complete with refreshments and live music, will kick off the sale on Wednesday, May 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. During the week of the sale, the gallery will offer special extended hours:

    Wednesday, May 7 6–9 p.m. (opening and reception)
    Thursday, May 8 noon–8 p.m.
    Friday, May 9 noon–8 p.m.
    Saturday, May 10 noon–5:30 p.m.
    Sunday, May 11 noon–4 p.m.

Although the gallery restocks sale works daily, visitors are encouraged to attend early for the best selection.

Established in 1978, the SFMOMA Artists Gallery provides exposure and support to West Coast artists. Now representing more than 1,300 artists, the gallery serves a broad range of corporate and individual patrons through its art rental and sales operations. The SFMOMA Artists Gallery mounts approximately 10 exhibitions per year, showcasing Bay Area contemporary artists working in all media.

Media Contacts

  • Steve Pon, 415/441-4777,
  • Sandra Farish Sloan, 415/357-4174,


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Founded in 1935 as the first West Coast museum devoted to modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA is currently undergoing a major expansion project that will significantly enhance gallery, education, and public spaces, enabling the museum to better showcase more of its expanded permanent collection. While the museum is temporarily closed for construction,  through 2016, SFMOMA is “on the go” with an extensive array of off-site programming across the Bay Area, including collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions, major outdoor projects and commissioned installations, and new education initiatives.

Visit sfmoma.org or call 415.357.4000 for more information.