The New Iconic Heart Sculptures are Here! Bay Area Artists Team Up with SF General Hospital for Annual Fundraiser

The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation has revealed 32 new heart sculptures for its 2018 Hearts in San Francisco series, which serves as a major fundraiser for the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG).

As stated by the foundation, “All proceeds benefiting life-enhancing programs and initiatives at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.”

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 and has grown into an ongoing tradition. The iconic sculptures will first be auctioned on eBay during the month of February, and then displayed and auctioned through the foundation’s Heroes & Hearts luncheon on Thursday, February 15, 2018, happening on the field of AT&T Park.

In the words of Amanda Heier, Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, “The Hearts in San Francisco have become symbolic and iconic to locals and tourists alike, and serve as a reminder that Zuckerberg San Francisco General offers the very best care to everyone in the community…We’re very grateful to each artist for donating their time and talents to support this wonderful cause, enabling the tradition to live on.”

A total of 23 San Francisco Bay Area artists were selected for the 2018 series. In alphabetical order: Florian Busch, Chris Cook, Anthony Diaz, Angelina Duckett, Entropy, Jeremy Fish, Taiko Fujimura, Colleen Gianatiempo, Dmitry Grudsky, John Haines, Jamie Kaplan, Rick Kitagawa, John Kraft, Francis Li, Barbara Libby-Steinmann, Sirron Norris, Jane Russell, Dilek Sezen, Lillian Shanahan, Rita Soyfertis, Piero Spadaro, Gina Teichert, and Sid Wellman.

Here is a look at some of the new sculptures for this year.



  1. It takes a world-class village of angels to put such artful hearts in San Francisco. What a pleasure it is to see Nancy and my client/friend Ellen in this wonderful video. The unveiling ceremony of Tony’s sculptural heart at Union Square years ago had an only-in-SF flourish: the crowd implored him to sing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” of course, but he declined — until a Powell Street cablecar clanged along the nearby Westin St. Francis… and Tony sang the very last phrase of the iconic song, “Your golden sun will shine for me.” Classic SF memory for all time. Thank you, Ellen, Nancy, Rita, (apologies for omissions), Gavin, Charlotte, and everyone for the heartwarming community spirit that perpetuates the legacy of our namesake, St. Francis of Assisi.


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