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Hearts in San Francisco

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) is requesting artist submissions for its 2012 Hearts in San Francisco series, part of the seventh annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon.  Selected heart art is auctioned at the luncheon with proceeds supporting life-enhancing programs at San Francisco General and Trauma Center.  

Artists are invited to download applications at and submit with renderings by the August 8 deadline. Artist selection is conducted by a committee comprised of SFGHF staff, board members and community members.

Each year, artists are selected to create both large (5′ tall x 5′9″ wide x 3′3″ deep) and tabletop (14″ tall x 17″ wide x 8″ deep) hearts that are auctioned and sold during the luncheon. Select large hearts remain on display in San Francisco’s Union Square and locations throughout the City. Hearts in San Franciscoartworks combined with Heroes & Hearts and Hearts After Dark proceeds (2006 – 2011) have raised nearly $7 million for SFGHF.  

Artist Entry Details: Artists interested in applying must complete an application and submit with a full-color design rendering (8.5″x11″ or larger) on or before August 8.  Entrants must provide their own workspace, and be able to meet the artwork completion deadline of November 1. 

To download an artist info packet, which includes an application, artwork guidelines and official regulations, please visit

Hearts in San Francisco debuted in 2004 as a city-wide public art project featuring 131 five-foot-tall heart sculptures designed by local and national established and emerging artists. The unique works of art were displayed in plazas, parks and on street corners throughout San Francisco. To conclude the public art display, hearts were auctioned and sold with proceeds benefitting SFGHF and its efforts to fund projects that provide quality care at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Today, the art project is part of SFGHF’s Hearts fundraising events, which includes the Heroes & Hearts Luncheon and Hearts After Dark.  Attended by upwards of 850 guests, the Heroes & Hearts Luncheon is a daytime gala that auctions heart art and honors community heroes with the Heroes & Hearts service award. Hearts After Dark is an evening party held after the luncheon featuring live music and dancing that draws over 800 attendees.

Deadline: 08-08-2011
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
San Francisco

Contact: Elaine Lan
Phone: 415-206-5959

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