Monday, August 07, 2006

2006 SVA Alumni Society Auction

Looking for an opportunity to buy that editioned copy of Trasheaters you've been wanting and give money to provide talented young SVA artists with scholarships? Well, the School of Visual Arts Alumni Society Auction is calling your name. Take a look at the auction catalogue.

Here are the details:
The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts will hold its second annual Alumni Society Auction on Tuesday, September 26, 6 - 9pm. The goal of the auction is to raise substantial funds to provide scholarships to SVA students, and to honor individuals connected with the College who have made significant contributions to the SVA community and the cultural and artistic life of New York City.

The evening will begin with a silent auction, featuring 85 paintings, works on paper, photographs and sculptures by SVA alumni, faculty members, mentors and students. The live auction will be comprised of 15 lots in a variety of media. Among the artists who will be represented are: Louise Bourgeois, John Dugdale, Simen Johan, Maira Kalman, Elizabeth Peyton and William Wegman (and Amy Stein).

The Alumni Society will be honoring painter and SVA alumna Elizabeth Peyton; painter and SVA faculty member Mary Heilmann; and Art + Commerce co-founder and SVA mentor James Moffat. The event is co-chaired by Gavin Brown, owner, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise; Dennis Freedman, Creative Director, W Magazine; Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, owner, Salon 94; Lisa Spellman, owner, 303 Gallery; and Althea Viafora-Kress and Rush Kress. Artist co-chairs are SVA faculty members Marilyn Minter and Tim Rollins, who is also an alumnus.

Live and Silent Auctions: Tuesday, September 26, 6 - 9pm
Preview: September 12 - 23
Visual Arts Gallery
601 West 26th Street, 15th floor
New York City
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