The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts supports embedded arts research through critical exchange

Artist Call- Art for the House 2012

For SF Bay Area artists
ART FOR THE HOUSE is an annual fall art auction and sale, with an emphasis on affordably priced, lowbrow and urban art by Bay Area artists.

This year, it will be held on November 16 at Firehouse 8, a reclaimed mixed retail space in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood. The event is free to the public, with many of Hospitality House community members and supporters in attendance.

Hospitality House is currently accepting submissions of artwork to be included in the show. Participating artists can receive up to a 25% commission should her/his piece(s) be sold.


  • AESTHETIC: Preference for lowbrow and urban art
  • MEDIUM: 2D work in a variety of media (we are unable to accept sculptures any other 3D work due to space restraints)
  • SIZE: 28 x 36 inches or smaller, although exceptions may be granted for outstanding, larger work
  • RETAIL PRICE: low- to mid-range; bidding starts at 33% of retail price
  • MAXIMUM: Two (2) submissions per artist
  • We reserve the right to refuse to include artwork submissions for any reason.
  • Unsold work must be picked up at 290 Turk Street up to 90 days following the event. After this grace period, unclaimed work will become the property of Hospitality House and may be resold at another event or venue without prior notice.


  • Completed artist forms and all unframed pieces due Friday, October 19.
  • Artwork that is framed and ready to be hung must be delivered or dropped off at 290 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA by Friday, November 9.
  • If necessary, we are able to conduct pick-ups within city limits on a case-by-case basis.

Art for the House is a benefit for Hospitality House’s Community Art Program (CAP), San Francisco’s only drop-in fine art studio and gallery serving homeless, formerly homeless, marginally-housed, and at-risk adults residing in the Tenderloin neighborhood or Sixth Street corridor. Temporarily housed at The Luggage Store Gallery on 1009 Market Street, the CAP offers free-of-charge materials, workspace, storage, instruction, and opportunities for exhibition and sales to artists of all skill levels, who might otherwise have limited socio-economic access to creative resources.

Deadline: 10-19-2012
Hospitality House
San Francisco, CA

Contact: Daniel Hlad
Phone: 415.749.2184

Posted in: News