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Hearts in San Francisco 2022


Amidst a global pandemic, San Francisco came together. We masked up, stayed home, and invested in our community. And we realized how much our lives are truly intertwined and our health depends on the health of our neighbors.


There is no better way to show this connection than through art. When storefronts shuttered, art was created and reminded us of our shared experiences. It was in this tradition of civic pride that the Hearts in San Francisco project was forged in 2004.


Under the leadership of Nancy Bechtle and Ellen Magnin Newman, 131 beautiful and inspired Heart Sculptures were created by local artists. The project generated a new level of exposure for the Foundation’s mission, as well as the Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s vital role in our community. Each year, a limited series of Heart Sculptures is created by San Francisco Bay Area artists and showcased at the Foundation’s annual February Hearts in SF event. These one-of-a-kind Heart Sculptures are auctioned to raise critical funds for the Foundation.


The Foundation is proud to announce the call for artists to create the 2022 Heart Sculptures. Each Heart not only captures a moment in time but is also a way for art to truly save lives.


Invest in a healthier San Francisco and submit your design for the 2022 series.

The 2022 Hearts in San Francisco series will include:


(4) Large Heart Sculptures
5 feet tall x 6 feet wide x 40 inches depth; 400 pounds

(6) Table Top Heart Sculptures
16 inches tall x  17 inches wide x 8 inches depth; 25 pounds

(10) Mini Heart Sculptures
7 inches tall x 6 inches wide x 2 inches depth; 5 pounds


1. Read the Hearts in San Francisco 2022 Artist Application Guidelines
2. Complete the online Heart Sculpture Artist Application or download the 2022 HEART ARTIST APPLICATION
3. Include a Brief Biography / Resume
4. Complete the Heart Sculpture Artist License Agreement
5. Prepare a full-color design rendering(s) size 8.5″ x 11″ or larger (will not be returned). Please include the title, medium and a brief statement (2 sentences maximum) about each submission. Click here for Hearts in San Francisco Sculpture Template.
6. Submit all materials online, by US mail or email, by September 13, 2021.




Check out the Heart Sculptures FAQs.


For any additional information, please contact events@sfghf.org.