Create a Heart

Accepting Applications for the 2016 Hearts in San Francisco Project

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm (PST)

Overview

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s mission is to promote research, education, and care for all at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. On an annual basis, a limited series of Heart Sculptures are created by local Bay Area artists in support of the Foundation. Our Heart Sculptures play a lead role in the Foundation’s Heroes & Hearts and Hearts After Dark Signature Events held in February of each year. Heart Sculptures are both auctioned to raise critical funds for the Foundation and shared as a special token of appreciation with our Signature Event Sponsors.

Anyone may submit a design and application to create a Heart Sculpture. Artists may submit multiple designs. Please note: Design submissions will not be returned. Heart Sculpture Artists are selected by a committee of San Francisco General Hospital Foundation Staff, Foundation Board Members, and Community Volunteers. The number of Heart Sculptures produced varies each year, as does the number of Heart Artists selected.

History of Hearts in San Francisco

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004. Under the leadership of Nancy Bechtle and Ellen Magin Newman, 131 beautiful and inspired Heart Sculptures were created by local artists. For three months, these Heart Sculptures were placed on display for the public to enjoy and prior to their auction. Surpassing its original fundraising goal, Hearts in San Francisco raised nearly $2 million for the Foundation. The project generated a new level of exposure for the Foundation’s mission, as well as the San Francisco General Hospital’s vital role in our community as a provider or life-saving and life-changing care to anyone in need, regardless of ability to pay. Our “heartworks” have become an icon of the City.

Heart Sculptures

Heart Sculptures are made of fiberglass and attached to a steel base. Our sculptures are currently available in three sizes: 1) Large Heart Sculptures are 5 feet tall; 2) Table Top Heart Sculptures are 16 inches tall; 3) Mini Heart Sculptures are 7 inches tall.

Application and Submission Checklist

1. Read the Artist Application Guidelines & Construction/Creation Regulations
2. Complete the Heart Sculpture Artist Application
3. Prepare and include a brief biography
4. Include a high-resolution headshot photo or .jpg file
5. Complete the Heart Sculpture Artist License Agreement
6. Prepare a full color design rendering(s) size 8.5″ x 11″ or larger (will not be returned)
7. Submit all materials: online, via US mail, email or in-person by deadline
8. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm (PST)

Submission Methods

  • Online: http://sfghf.org/CreateAHeart (all materials must be uploaded via online form)
  • U.S. Mail: San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 410836, San Francisco, CA 94141
  • Email: CKasai@sfghf.org with Subject: Artist Application
  • In-Person: San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, 2789 25th Street, Suite 2028, San Francisco, CA 94110

Questions? Please contact Chelsea E.M. Kasai, Vice President of Marketing at 415.206.5928 or email CKasai@sfghf.org.

Questions? Please contact Chelsea E.M. Kasai, Vice President of Marketing at 415.206.5928 or email CKasai@sfghf.org.

Please visit our Hearts Gallery to view images of past Hearts in San Francisco sculptures.