Submissions welcome any time now through Friday, May 4, 2018.
All art MUST BE DELIVERED on or before May 4, 2018.

For your convenience, we’ve added some weekend drop-off days and locations.


(except the first
Tuesday of the month) 
Deliver art to
AHP Admin Office/
Art for AIDS office

Details below.

Saturday, March 17
Hours: 1pm to 4pm
City Art Coop Gallery
828 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Details below.

Sunday, April 8
Hours: 4pm to 8pm
1890 Bryant Street Studios
(after Open Studios)
Room 301
San Francisco, CA 94110

Details below.


Saturday, April 28
Hours: 9am to 12pm
AHP Services Center
1930 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Details below. 


  1. Complete the Online Submission Form, including artist statement.
  2. E-mail a hi resolution photo of your piece to Lisa Roth, (Complete image specs below.)
  3. Deliver your art to Art for AIDS office.

Artist Statement: Your statement or bio will appear on your Art for AIDS web page, like this. If no statement/bio is provided, we may excerpt something from your website or the page will contain only information about your piece. Please include your statement in the space provided in the Online Submission Form.

Here’s a great article by Alan Bamberger about donating to art auction fundraisers.

The Jury reviews the actual piece. The Jury will consider review via image only if you are not in the Bay Area. Please contact Lisa Roth to request review by image.




  • Art should be framed or otherwise presentation-ready.
  • Art should have a retail value of at least $500. 
  • Mid-size pieces sell best. Art size should be no larger than 36″ x 36″ (1,296 square inches / 9 square feet). Bigger pieces do not sell as well and are less likely to be accepted by the jury. Multiply width x height to determine square inches.

Submissions that follow the guidelines will be the first reviewed by the jury and given greater priority. Pieces that don’t follow the guidelines will be considered last.

  • Art donors will receive one complimentary ticket for each piece included in the auction. 
  • After the event, art donors will receive the winning ­bidder’s contact information and the price paid.
  • Art valued at $5,000 or more must be ­independently appraised and documentation placed on file with AHP. 

We value the work of every donating artist, but space and time constraints dictate the number of pieces in our auction. Art that is not selected by the jury must be picked up within 30 days after the donor is notified by letter or email. After 30 days the art piece will be considered a donation to the agency.

The Art for AIDS Jury reserves the right to determine the opening bid unless notified otherwise by the artist or ­donor. 


Completing the Submission Form is Step One. Now we need your art delivered to the office for the jury to review. Thanks!

Attach a printed copy of your email submission receipt to the back of the piece and deliver art to the AHP office or one of the other drop-off places above.

Delivery Days and Times

Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm
(except the first Tuesday of the month)

UCSF Alliance Health Project
1855 Folsom Street (at 15th Street, two blocks from Rainbow Grocery)
Suite 670
San Francisco, CA 94103

Enter the building via the parking lot on 15th Street between Harrison and Folsom. There’s free, 15-minute, curb-side (green zone) parking.

Sign in at front desk and deliver art to Room 670.

Call Jose Portillo at 415-502-7276 if you need help. See other delivery options at the top of the page.



We need a high resolution image for use in the catalog and on our website.

Image specs: color, high resolution—300dpi (dots per inch). For example: this Leslie Morgan image is 3096 x 3096 pixels (43 x 43 inches) at 72 dpi. At 300 dpi it will be 10 x 10 inches. You can download the image to use as a guide.

The image file name should include the ARTIST’S NAME and the submission year, like this: Georgia_O’Keeffe._2018.jpg  If you’re submitting more than one image, add a number to the file name, like this: Georgia_O’Keeffe._2018_2.jpg

E-mail the image to Lisa Roth,


Art for AIDS is a juried auction, benefiting
the UCSF Alliance Health Project.

UCSF Alliance Health Project
Tax ID number is: 94-603649



By submitting this form and art piece to the UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP) to be auctioned at Art for AIDS, I agree to have this work sold at auction (if the jury accepts the work) for the benefit of the UCSF Alliance Health Project. After the auction, AHP will provide a letter of sale that includes the buyer’s name and contact information and the sale amount to use for tax purposes. AHP will act as an intermediary between the buyer and me, the art donor. All proceeds benefit AHP. My agent or I will pick up any art that is not accepted by the jury or sold at auction within 30 days of being notified, or it will be considered a donation to the UCSF Alliance Health Project.

© UCSF Alliance Health Project