Event Press Release

SFMOMA Artists Gallery Presents Ninth Annual Artists Warehouse Sale

Release date: March 22, 2002

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Artists Gallery presents its ninth annual Artists Warehouse Sale from May 8 to 12, 2002, at Fort Mason Center, Building A in San Francisco. One of the year's most anticipated art sales and annual fund-raisers, the benefit sale includes works by more than 300 West Coast artists, including Amy Kaufman, Gustavo Rivera, Sheldon Greenberg and Pia Stern. All artworks will be offered at 50 percent off the retail price.

Proceeds from the Artists Warehouse Sale support the SFMOMA Artists Gallery's exhibition program, which promotes regional art, SFMOMA and the artists themselves. The sale begins with a grand opening reception on Wednesday, May 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. with refreshments and live music. On the opening night, the sale space will be expanded to accommodate viewing of works on paper. Although the Gallery restocks sale works daily, visitors are encouraged to attend early for the best selection. During the week of the sale, the Gallery will offer special extended hours.

Artists Warehouse Sale Hours
Wednesday, May 8:   5–9 p.m. (opening reception)
Thursday, May 9:   Noon–8 p.m.
Friday, May 10:   Noon–8 p.m.
Saturday, May 11:   Noon–5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 12:   Noon–4 p.m.

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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.