If you’re in the market for a new work of art, SCAD’s annual fine art showcase may be your answer, or at least a great place to browse.
SCAD’s Open Studio, often a destination event for art collectors and enthusiasts, will go virtual this year and run Friday–Sunday (June 26–28). The Open Studio, in its 15th year, will offer exclusive access to work by the university’s community of artists, showcasing more than 500 jury-selected works by students, alumni and faculty. Expect to see illustrations, paintings, photography and prints. Prices will range from about $450 to $3,000 and up.
Among the multitudes, Open Studio’s 2020 artists include:
BRADLEY COLLINS, a multidisciplinary artist from Savannah who combines painting, printmaking, performance and video art to focus on ideas of chance, repetition and labor.
CARLA CONTRERAS, an Atlanta artist from Ecuador whose paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings and installations deal inquisitively with the urban ecosystem and those who inhabit it.
JAYLYN LASSITER, a painter who celebrates African and African American features and natural hair.
CONRAD MAXWELL-GIROD, a multidisciplinary Atlanta artist with West Indian and American roots, who uses his background in portraiture to do work that focuses on beauty, fashion and the human condition. His art has been featured in such publications as SCAN Magazine, PSA Journal, New York magazine/The Cut and i-D Vice magazine.
ASHNA MALIK, a multidisciplinary artist who combines traditional and digital media to investigate ideas of perception, distortion, immersion and experience. She has exhibited and her work is part of private collections in the United States, France and her native India.
The upside of doing a virtual Open Studio instead of an in-person event, SCAD Art Sales director Rachel Evans said in a statement, is that patrons worldwide will be able to see the work of these emerging artists. “Now more than ever, it is important to support and uplift the creative voices in our communities,” she said.
All Open Studio artwork will be viewable through SCAD Art Sales, a curatorial platform that champions SCAD students and alumni. See the Open Studio artwork HERE.
A “view-in-room” feature will be available on the mobile platform via the ArtCloud app, making it possible for shoppers to preview works in their homes before placing an order. A portion of sales proceeds will benefit the SCAD Student Relief Fund, which helps students with financial issues complete their degrees.
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