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
Museum hours: Open daily (except Wednesdays): 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; open late Thursdays, until 8:45 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): Open at 10 a.m. Closed Wednesdays and the following public holidays: New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas. The Museum is open the Wednesday between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Koret Visitor Education Center: Open daily (except Wednesdays): 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; open late Thursdays, until 8:30 p.m. Summer hours: Open at 10 a.m.
Admission prices: adults: $18; seniors: $13; students: $11; SFMOMA members and children 12 and under: free. Admission is free the first Tuesday of each month and half-price on Thursdays after 6 p.m.
SFMOMA is easily accessible by Muni, BART, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, and Caltrain. Hourly, daily, and monthly parking is available at the SFMOMA Garage at 147 Minna Street. For parking information, call 415.348.0971.
Visit our Web site at www.sfmoma.org or call 415.357.4000 for more information.
SFMOMA is supported by a broad array of contributors committed to helping advance its mission. Major annual support is provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, the Koret Foundation, and the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund. First Tuesdays are always free, thanks to AT&T. KidstART free admission for children 12 and under is made possible by Charles Schwab & Co.