San Francisco Camerawork: The Roof is on Fire - Benefit Auction 2021

The SF Camerawork Benefit Auction 2021: The Roof is on Fire will take place online with Artsy September 14 - 28.

This year’s auction features over 60 works by some of the world’s leading photographers and many of photography's most exciting emerging artists.

The auction will honor Chris Johnson, a visionary artist and long-standing driving force in the San Francisco Bay Area community. Johnson is Professor and Chair of the Photography Program at California College of the Arts (CCA) and served a transformative role in the life of SF Camerawork as its Board President from 1983 to 1987. SF Camerawork is thrilled to pay tribute to Johnson for his years of service and for the illuminating, exemplary ways in which his life’s work epitomizes the role of the artist as educator, collaborator, and advocate.

Learn more about the artists and their works at our Auction Launch Party & Artists Showcase, September 14 from 5pm to 7pm PDT, and at our many other events taking place throughout the auction

Over its 47-year history, SF Camerawork’s mission and programs have been dedicated to offering local artists early career opportunities toward the creation of their important work. This year's Benefit Auction raises crucial funds that directly support image makers, with contributing artists receiving up to 50% of the sale price for their works.

Jonathan Calm, artist and Assistant Professor of Art & Art History at Stanford University, served as Chair of the Benefit Auction. Sponsors for The Roof is on Fire 2021 benefit auction include Artsy, Minnesota Street Projects, FELT Zine, Dickerman Prints, Gawain Weaver Art Conservation, Melanie Light Appraisals, and Sterling Art Services.

Bidding in the auction will close on Tuesday, September 28th at 12pm PDT (3pm EDT).

Each work ships from a different location, as noted on the individual lot page. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer

Please note: You may be required to provide documentation of your identity in a form acceptable to us and any other documentation in order to complete the purchase. Should you fail to provide this documentation within a reasonable amount of time your purchase will be cancelled.

Please note that CA sales tax applies to any work shipping to or being picked up in the state of CA, and will automatically be applied to the purchase price based on each winning bidder’s registration address. If the Total Purchase Price is equal to or less than $50,000, upon auction close the buyer authorizes us to immediately charge the credit card provided to us during registration. If the Total Purchase Price is greater than $50,000, upon auction close the buyer will receive an invoice with the option to pay by credit card or wire transfer. If for any reason the buyer owes sales tax after the purchase price was collected, Artsy will charge the credit card provided to us during registration for that sales tax upon notice from the seller that sales tax is due. If any credit card payment is not approved, the buyer will remain personally liable for all amounts otherwise due.

Banner image: Tabitha Soren, pinterest.com_jenifferw_unusual-landscapes_, 2021 (detail), Courtesy of the artist.

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