'Misfit art' auction to benefit Alliance Health Project

By Nicholas Roznovsky

Art lovers and bargain hunters are invited find new treasures for their collections while supporting LGBTQ and HIV-related mental health care at the third annual Misfit Art Auction, benefiting the UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP). The free event will be held Sunday, July 9, from 3-6 p.m. at the 1890 Bryant Street Studios in San Francisco.


The Misfit Art Auction features end of series, slightly damaged, imperfect, and very cool art.  [Artwork courtesy UCSF Alliance Health Project]

The auction will feature pieces donated by artists that are slightly imperfect, end of series, or reproductions of their work. Food and beverages will be provided and the bids for many items will start as low as $30-$50. Art purchases can be made using cash or credit and debit cares, and proceeds will be donated to AHP.

To RSVP, visit their Eventbrite page.

About the UCSF Alliance Health Project

Founded as the AIDS Health Project in 1984, the UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP) has proven its commitment as one of the longest-running mental health organizations in the world for people with HIV- and LGBTQ-related concerns. AHP is a program of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and a division of the Department of Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

AHP’s mental health expertise is the bedrock upon which they have built dozens of pioneering programs. They offer a broad range of services including therapy, support groups, crisis intervention, psychiatric care, substance abuse services, and HIV counseling and testing.

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.

About UCSF

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.