Holiday Art Sale for Student Grants
The Art Department will be hosting their annual Holiday Art Sale on the first floor of the Gaddy-Hamrick Arts Center. The sale will run on Nov. 17 from 4-7 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both students and the public are allowed to purchase from the Holiday Art Sale.
Professor Cameron Johnson, the organizer of this year’s sale, said, “the Holiday Art Sale is primarily staffed and operated by students.” Any student who has taken an art class is eligible to sell their art work in this sale. Faculty and students from all disciplines—including painting, ceramics, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphic design, fibers, jewelry and fashion—are able to sell their affordable art at this event.
While most of the proceeds from this sale will go to the artists, a portion of the proceeds go to the Meredith Art Sale Student (MASS) Grant. This grant allows for students' independent projects to be funded.
Professor Johnson stated that “the MASS Grant provides support for committed art students and art enthusiasts. The grant is designed to award projects that will advance the student's creative development in various ways.”
Professor Johnson provided some additional information as to the history of the Holiday Art Sale. “The first Holiday Art Sale was on Oct. 20, 2009 and has been an annual event since,” he said. This year will be the thirteenth time the Art Department has hosted this sale as one year was missed because of COVID[-19].”
Professor Johnson stated that “the goal of the sale is to improve the professional growth of our students, as well as to generate interaction with the community.”
By Riley Heeb, Reporter