500 Capp Street Benefit Auction

September 26, 2022 7:00 am - October 14, 2022 12:00 pm

The David Ireland House, Capp Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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 Join 500 Capp Street for our first-ever Benefit Auction, supporting The David Ireland House's growing community of artists and innovative programming through a lively evening of food, drink, festivities, and a live and silent auction of artworks and experiences.

Proceeds directly support our mission to present exhibitions and educational programs celebrating David Ireland's artistic legacy, and host collaborative events to strengthen San Francisco's cultural community-bringing together artists, scholars, teachers, students, and the public-as Ireland's home did during his lifetime. All artists participating in the auction are offered up to 50% commission.


Benefit Auction Party |  October 13, 6:30 PM
Silent Auction Open | September 26 - October 14

Benefit Auction Party

Thursday, October 13

500 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Mildred Howard


A key figure in the Bay Area art scene, Berkeley-based artist Mildred Howard is known for her stunning large-scale sculptural installations, public artworks, assemblage sculptures, and mixed media works.

Howard and David Ireland became long-lasting friends with an introduction through his role as her graduate advisor. When visiting her graduate studio, Mildred states he would be put at ease as he had a deep respect for her practice, stating, "I can finally relax." He remained encouraging of her work with advice such as "get rid of the clutter" or "paint it out." The wisdom she learned from Ireland she still passes on to artists she mentors today. Howard credits Ireland as an inspiration for a selection of her works, including Skillet to the Flying Pan: Sitting Black (2007).

VIP Hour
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Featuring a culinary experience by
Salimatu Amabebe

Festivities & Live Auction
6:30pm - 8:30pm

With special performances by

Newoncé Gazelle

Bateria Batuci

Culinary delights by

Miles Ake

Ryoji Kajikawa

Chef Coco

Drinks by

Fort Point Beer


Marioni Wine


Music by

DJ Mare.E.Fresh (Chulita Vinyl Club)

After Party
8:30pm - 10:00pm



$150 - Individual Ticket - SOLD OUT

$500 - VIP Ticket
Includes access to VIP hour with a culinary experience by Salimatu


Sponsorship Levels

$2,500 - Artist Steward 

$5,000 - Education Partner

$7,500 - Community Builder

$10,000 - Creator

 Silent Auction

Open September 26 - October 14

Place your bids today by clicking the bid button at the top of this page.


Featuring Artwork and Experiences by

Saif Azzuz

Libby Black

Ajit Chauhan

Linda Connor

Rico Duenas

Ricki Dwyer


Matt Goldberg

Ann Hatch

Nathan Lynch

Tom Marioni

Daniel Melo Morales

Jim Melchert

Jennie Ottinger

Gay Outlaw

J. John Priola

Rachelle Reichert

Eric Ruby

Amy Trachtenberg

Andy Vogt

Robert Wilhite

Michael Zheng

Minoosh Zomorodinia


We thank our Benefit Co-Chairs, Host Committee,
and Sponsors for their support of this event.

Event Co-Chairs

PJ Gubatina Policarpio

David Wilson

Host Committee*

Drew Bennett 

Phoebe Brookbank

Rebecca Camacho

Myles Danielsen

Joanne Easton

Amber Goldstein

Elena Gross

Hilary Hogan

Sophia Kinell

Viet Le

Amelia Manderscheid

Micki Meng

Azzurra Alliata di Montereale

Julie Norris

Laura Pacchini

Lauren Ryan

Ana Saygi

Sarah Wendell Sherrill

Kelsey Shell

Claudia Altman Siegel

Jessica Silverman

Adam Swig

Artist Stewards

 Shawn Byers

*List in formation

500 Capp Street Board of Trustees

Dan Ake

Jock Reynolds, Chairman, Founding Trustee

Gary Schefsky

Sarah Wendell Sherrill

David Wilson

Hosted By

500 Capp Street


The David Ireland House, Capp Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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