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 Galleries page 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.


Gallery Job Listings

San Francisco – March 10, 2022: Altman Siegel is looking for a gallery assistant to join a fast-paced collaborative work environment. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and a problem solver, with a strong work ethic, attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a passion for contemporary art. The position provides a hands-on introduction to gallery operations, a close working relationship with the gallery team and artists, and room to grow. A background in art history, visual arts, or a related field is encouraged. Experience with Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and InDesign preferred.

This is a full-time position Tuesday-Friday from 10am-6pm, Saturday from 11am-5pm, with additional hours for openings and events. Salary commensurate with experience.

Primary responsibilities include:
Greeting gallery visitors with a warm professional attitude
Managing the phone and gallery email account
Administrative tasks: data entry, booking travel, event planning
Maintaining office supply inventory
Creating content for social media and sales presentations
Assisting with the planning and implementation of exhibitions and art fairs
Assisting the sales team with lead generation and presentation materials

Please email your resume and cover letter to


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