San Francisco General Hospital Foundation Announces Call for Artists for 2014 ‘Hearts in San Francisco’ Fundraising Project

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SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) announced today that they are now accepting submissions from Bay Area artists for the 10th anniversary of the ‘Hearts in San Francisco’ series. The selected heart artworks will be a part of the ninth annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon at AT&T Park on Thursday, February 13, 2014. The hearts are sold or auctioned at the luncheon, with proceeds benefitting the life-enhancing programs at the heart of our city, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Applications can be downloaded at and renderings must be submitted by the Monday, August 5, 2013 deadline.

Trinh Mai's "Looking Into the Future and Remembering the Past" heart sculpture.

Trinh Mai’s “Looking Into the Future and Remembering the Past” heart sculpture. Photo by Irja Elisa Photography.


Artists have the option to propose a design for either a large (5′ tall x 5’9″ wide x 3’3″ deep) or tabletop (14″ tall x 17″ wide x 8″ deep) heart that will be sold or auctioned during the Heroes & Hearts luncheon. Select large hearts remain on display in San Francisco’s Union Square. ‘Hearts in San Francisco’ artworks combined with Heroes & Hearts and Hearts After Dark proceeds (2004 – 2013) have raised nearly $10 million for SFGHF.

“When I came across the opportunity to submit work for the Hearts in San Francisco project, I felt that it would be a wonderful way to support my local community,” says Trinh Mai, 2013 Heart Artist. “I was thrilled to be able to contribute to SFGHF and support such a worthy cause through my artwork. It was special to share this experience with fellow artists, as we are reminded that art not only makes great changes in the hearts of the artists, but that art also benefits the people of our community in aspects both tangible and intangible.”

Artist Entry Details:

Artists interested in applying must complete an application and submit it with a full-color design rendering (8.5″x11″ or larger) on or before August 5, 2013. Artists are allowed to submit more than one design entry. Entrants must provide their own workspace, and be able to meet the artwork completion deadline of October 30, 2013. To download an artist info packet, which includes an application, artwork guidelines and official regulations, please visit

Artist selection is conducted by a committee comprised of SFGHF staff, board members and community members.

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