Frequently Asked Questions

Can SFADA help me determine the value of my artwork? SFADA does not have an art identification or appraisal service. We suggest you search for the artist online and try to find an art dealer who represents his/her work. You may also look for appraisers in your area, send them photos of the artwork, and ask them how to proceed. Appraisers are listed on the Appraisers Association of America website. To find a SFADA dealer who represents the artist’s or similar artwork, enter the artist’s name or style into search field (upper right corner) on this site.

How can I find a gallery to represent me and my work? Research galleries to determine which ones might be appropriate aesthetic matches for your work. Contact those galleries to determine their individual preferred methods of reviewing work. Some post this information on their websites. If you are a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist, we suggest you contact ArtSpan, a local nonprofit that organizes professional development workshops for artists as well as the annual SF Open Studios program.

How can I find out which gallery has a certain kind of art? Use the Search function in the upper right corner of the screen and enter a keyword, or go to our Member Galleries page and filter by the most common Art Specialties.

How can I find employment in an art gallery? Each gallery does its own hiring, so it is best to contact a gallery for which you have a special interest. You are welcome to send your resume to and if we know of open gallery positions, we will forward your information. You may also check galleries’ job postings on this page.


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Grant Resources

Minnesota Street Project Foundation Artist Emergency Relief Grants. The MSP Foundation has created an emergency relief initiative to offer financial resources to support artists in the San Francisco Bay Area impacted by the record-breaking rainfall and floods. Please click here for more information.

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants Cycle 17 opening in February. These grants of up to $5,000 support direct treatment expenses for medical, dental or mental health emergencies that occurred July 1, 2022 or later. Visual artists, and film/video/electronic/digital artists are eligible, as are choreographers. Cycle 17 will be open February 14 through March 17, 2023. Please click here for Guidelines, an informational video and the online application.