A tribute to THHE AUCTION
(2015-2020), Hospitality House Community Arts Program

For the past 37 years, Hospitality House art auction has brought together the local community, gallery professionals, art enthusiast & collectors, non-profit organizations and local businesses to support our neighborhood artists whose artwork hang side-by-side with nationally renown artists.

'THHE AUCTION', 2018 live art auction event at Minnesota Street Art Project San Francisco

Hospitality House Art Auction (preview, 2018) at Minnesota Street Art Project

About Hospitality House (HH)

Hospitality House is a progressive, community-based organization located in San Francisco's Tenderloin Neighborhood, Sixth Street Corridor, and Mid Market Area for more than 50 years. We provide opportunities and resources for personal growth, self determination, and civic participation for homeless people and other neighborhood residents. Our mission is to build community strength by advocating policies and rendering services which foster self-sufficiency and cultural enrichment.

 

About The Hospitality House Community Arts Program (CAP)

Since 1969, Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program (CAP) is the only free-of-charge fine arts studio and gallery space for artists and neighborhood residents whose socioeconomic struggles would otherwise prevent them from accessing the powerful artistic and cultural landscape of this community. Each year, more than 3,500 artists benefit from the free materials and space to create, house, exhibit and sell their artwork.

Paintings for THHE AUCTION fundraising art auctions

'Baker Beach', 2021
Hospitality House Community Art Auction (live bidding online)

'Baker Beach', 2021 Courtesy the artist and Hospitality House Community Arts Program

'I chose this picture because it is a step outside my comfort zone'. Tan said, 'I typically focus on architectural styles and unique designs in the neighborhood of the Tenderloin. This piece has nature and the human body as its focus - celebrating the serenity and joy of the natural environment'. Tan used clay and acrylic, combining painting, sculpture and laser technologies.

'Connected', 2020  Hospitality House Community Art Auction Online

'Connected', 2020 Courtesy the artist and Hospitality House Community Arts Program

Originally from Thailand, Eakapong Tan Sirinumas is a full-time, community-based artist residing in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. Tan draws his inspiration from the subject that is closest to home: the Tenderloin itself. His work is focused on the Tenderloin cityscape. From SRO’s to Four-Star Hotels, high-tech offices to homeless encampments - the Tenderloin is full of contradictions. Tan’s work attempts to bridge those contradictions and show the connections between people and their environment.

 

His art weaves together clay and acrylic using laser-etching technology and hand-painting techniques - that when brought together, create multi-layered, three-dimensional works paying homage to themes of personal struggle, spiritual renewal and the beauty inherent in a complicated urban environment.

'Metropolis', 2019
Hospitality House Community Art Auction 'THHE AUCTION' at the Midway,
San Francisco

Metropolis, 2019 - Clay and acrylic, 18_ x 24_ inches, Tan Sirinumas.jpg

'Metropolis', 2019  Courtesy the artist and Hospitality House Community Arts Program

Originally from Thailand, Eaka- pong Tan Sirinumas is a full-time, community-based artist who primarily works with clay, acrylics, pastels and found materials to create images focused on local San Francisco architecture. Themes that resonate throughout Tan's work are those of personal struggle, spiritual renewal and the beauty inherent in a complicated urban environment. His pieces are a meeting of raw artistic material, hand painting and laser engraving technology, brought together to create multi-layered, three- dimensional works that pay homage to the history of San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods and communities. 

 

“This piece is a collage about local architecture and the dreamlike work of the soul. The buildings of this city have different shapes, sizes, colors — like its inhabitants and their complex differences. Living in close proximity to each other and attempting to form a community from all our distinct pieces. Running through my work are themes of personal struggle, urban environments, social change and spiritual renewal.” 

'Golden Age of Tenderloin', 2018
Hospitality House Community Art Auction 'THHE AUCTION' at the Minnesota Street
Art Project, San Francisco

Golden Age of Tenderloin - Clay and acrylic, 18 x 24 x 7_8 inches, 2018 - Tan Sirinumas.jp

'Metropolis', 2019  Courtesy the artist and Hospitality House Community Arts Program

Originally from Thailand, Eaka- pong Tan Sirinumas is a full-time, community-based artist who primarily works with clay, acrylics, pastels and found materials to create images focused on local San Francisco architecture. Themes that resonate throughout Tan's work are those of personal struggle, spiritual renewal and the beauty inherent in a complicated urban environment. His pieces are a meeting of raw artistic material, hand painting and laser engraving technology, brought together to create multi-layered, three- dimensional works that pay homage to the history of San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods and communities. 

 

“This piece is a collage about local architecture and the dreamlike work of the soul. The buildings of this city have different shapes, sizes, colors — like its inhabitants and their complex differences. Living in close proximity to each other and attempting to form a community from all our distinct pieces. Running through my work are themes of personal struggle, urban environments, social change and spiritual renewal.” 

'Untitled', 2016
Hospitality House Community Art Auction 'THHE AUCTION' at Hospitality House Community Arts Program

Untitled, 2016 - Etching on matboard and fabric, 16 x 20 inches.jpg

'Untitled', 2016:  Etching on mat board and fabric, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy the artist and Hospitality House Community Arts Program

'Wildflowers', 2015
Hospitality House Community Art Auction at White Wall Art Gallery San Francisco

'Wildflowers', 2015: Hand-cut paper collage, 12 x 30 inches. Courtesy the artist and Hospitality House Community Arts Program

Wildflowers, 2015 - Hand cut paper collage, Tan Sirinumas.jpg