Beyond a Landslide

Mary Southall

Mary Southall is a San Francisco-based artist working in acrylic and mixed media. She has been in numerous shows in her native state of Texas and California including the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and The California Museum in Sacramento. In 2021 Mary had a sudden cardiac arrest. She was fortunate to be in a public space where an off duty firefighter performed CPR until medics arrived. She was rushed to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center where the amazing team of doctors and specialists not only saved her life, but also preserved her brain function through state of the art cooling techniques, allowing for a complete recovery. Mary is now able to continue to pursue her career, creating vibrant paintings and mixed media works out of her Hunter’s Point Shipyard Studio.

Hearts in San Francisco Project

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 with 131 heart sculptures, created by local Bay Area artists and auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.

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