After an extensive community engagement process, the SFPUC is building a new Southeast Community Center (SECC) at 1550 Evans Avenue, at the intersection with Third Street. The Southeast Community Center was part of the City’s historic agreement with the Bayview Hunters Point community to lessen the environmental and social impacts of the Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant (SEP) by providing residents with educational and job opportunities. Accessible by MUNI bus and the T-line, and less than a mile from the existing Southeast Community Facility at 1800 Oakdale, the new center will include a large, special events space and multipurpose space for meetings, events, and recreation such as dance classes, gatherings, and day care services.


The Southeast Community Center Public Art Program aims to support the new SECC as a destination and proud neighborhood asset. The goals of the Center’s two-dimensional (2D) artwork program are to illuminate and celebrate the people, values, history and diverse culture of the Bayview Hunters Point, and provide local benefit through the direct purchase of artworks by artists who have lived, currently reside, and/or have a meaningful connection to the Bayview Hunters Point Community.


$100,000, inclusive of artwork purchase, framing, delivery, and installation.

Artwork Purchasing: $75,000
Framing: $20,000
Delivery + Installation: $5,000


Up to twenty-four (24) two-dimensional (2D) artworks mounted in the corridors of the Center’s first and second floors.

SFAC staff will shortlist artists from the Bayview Artist Registry Pre-Qualified Pool who work in 2D media such as painting, drawing, photography, and collage. Shortlisted artists will be presented to the SECC 2D Artwork Program Artist Review Panel comprised of the following:

  • Community Representative
  • SFAC Commissioner
  • Client Representative
  • Arts Professional

The SECC 2D Artwork Program Artist Review Panel will score the shortlisted artists based on the following criteria:

  • Artistic excellence, innovation and originality as evidenced by representations of past work and other supporting material
  • Artist’s work is judged to be appropriate to the goals of the project
  • Artist’s meaningful connection to the Bayview Hunters Point Community

30 –  40 of the highest-scoring artists will be invited to submit images of up to 10 original artworks that are available for purchase for the Southeast Community Center 2D Artwork Program.

  • Size of unframed artwork should be no smaller than approx. 20 inches x 24 inches in any direction and no larger than approx. 48 inches x 60 inches in any direction.
  • Purchase price of individual artwork will depend on scale of artwork and market rate for artist’s work. Artists will be responsible for delivery to a specified location. Framing and installation costs will be the responsibility of the Arts Commission.

The SECC 2D Artwork Program Artist Review Panel will reconvene to score the submitted artworks. Artworks receiving the 24 highest scores will be presented to the Visual Arts Committee for approval.

SFAC staff will review the approved selection of artworks with SFPUC representatives to determine final placement prior to installation.

Note: The SFPUC is exploring the possibility of launching a rotating exhibition program at the future Southeast Community Center however this recruitment is a separate effort. Feasibility and details of rotating exhibitions are TBD.


June 2020
SFPUC review and approval of SECC 2D Program Plan

June – Sept
Bayview Artist Registry recruitment

Qualification Panel for new BAR applicants
SFAC staff shortlists prequalified artists for 2D opportunity
Artist Review Panel One

Recommended Artists approved by VAC

Recommended Artists approved by Full Commission

February 2021
Finalists submit images of up to 10 available works on Slideroom

Artist Selection Panel Two (Artworks Selected):
Recommended artworks approved by VAC

Artworks approved by Full Commission

May - June
Artworks purchased

June - August
Artworks delivered to Art Installer for framing
Final placement determined in consultation with SFPUC staff
Artworks stored until installation

October 2021
Transportation and Installation

October 22, 2022
Grand Opening Celebration

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

December 18
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Hybrid: 401 Van Ness | Rm 125 and Online
Public Meeting

Visual Arts Committee Meeting

December 16
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 408 and Online
Public Meeting

Civic Design Review Committee Meeting

December 11
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 408 and Online
Public Meeting

Community Investments Committee Meeting

December 09
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online