Release date: March 4, 2008
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Artists Gallery will hold its annual Artists' Warehouse Sale from Wednesday, May 7, through Sunday, May 11, 2008 at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center, Building A. An annual tradition since 1993, the Artists' Warehouse Sale is one of the Bay Area's most anticipated art events. Popular with both new and seasoned collectors, the five-day sale features paintings, photographs, sculptures, prints, and works on paper at 50% off regular retail price. Sale proceeds benefit the programs of the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, which supports both the Museum and regional artists.
Held each spring, the sale includes two special events that are free and open to the public. On the first evening, the gallery hosts a reception featuring complimentary wine and live music. All works on view at the reception are available for purchase. On the final day, the gallery presents an afternoon of live jazz. Works are restocked daily, but visitors are encouraged to attend early for the best selection. Throughout the five-day sale, the gallery offers special extended hours:
OPENING NIGHT: Wednesday, May 7, 6-9 p.m.
SPECIAL SALE HOURS:
Thursday and Friday, 12–8 P.M.
Saturday, 12–5:30 P.M.
Sunday, 12–4 P.M.
Established in 1978, the SFMOMA Artists Gallery represents more than 700 emerging and established West Coast artists and mounts 8 exhibitions each year, including solo exhibitions, group and themed presentations, and occasional career retrospectives for mature artists. The gallery offers exposure and support to regional artists while providing seasoned collectors, corporate clients, and art-world newcomers alike an affordable way to enjoy original artwork.
SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Fort Mason Building A, San Francisco, CA 94123
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closed the month of August and on the following holidays: 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
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.