Happening on: 
November 22, 2013 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Art Building | 2000 SW 5th Avenue

MFAHH Presents

The PSU School of Art + Design's
Visiting Artist Benefit Auction  
Friday, November 22, 2013 | 5-10pm
College of Art + Design @ Portland State University
Art Building | 2000 SW 5th Ave.
$10.00 Suggested Donation
Private Event for PSU Faculty, PSU Students and invitees only. 

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Preview of artwork

6:00 pm - Silent Auction Begins

8:00 pm - Silent Auction Closes
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm - Live Auction Begins 

Portland State University College of Art & Design and MFA Happy Hour present the Visiting Artist Benefit Auction on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Portland State University. Join us for a live auction of works by PSU alumni, faculty, and students, juried by Theo Downes-Le Guin of Upfor Gallery, along with pieces by acclaimed artists who have participated in the School of Art + Design MFA Studio Lecture Series. A silent auction will also feature works from the PSU art community preceding the main event. Works in the auction will be available for preview in the Art Building, opening on Monday, November 11th until the days leading up to the auction date.

Proceeds generated from the auction will support the School of Art + Design's MFA Studio Lecture Series, which brings artists from around the world to give lectures that are free and open to the public. Past artists in the series include Andrea Zittel, Mark Dion, Swoon and many other international, national and locally recognized artists. Many artists in the community have contributed to this event making the Visiting Artist Benefit Auction the perfect place to acquire quality art at extremely generous artist-set prices. 

Artists include: Rene Allen, Dan Attoe, Justin Auld, Gordon Barnes, Avantika Bawa, Crystal Baxley, Steve Beatty, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Pat Boas, Steve Brown, Will Bryant, Brenden Clenaghen, Bruce Conkle, Micheal Creger, Posie Currin, Shelby Davis, Perry Doane, Eleanor Erskine, Anna Fidler, Harrell Fletcher, Alexander Florence, Eric Franklin, Erik Geschke, Lori Gilbert, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Kristan Kennedy, Evan La Londe, Kendra Larson, Nicole Lavelle, Michelle Liccardo, Mark Martinez, Nicole McCormick, Michael McGovern, Aaron Robert Miller, Jeffry Mitchell, Akihiko Miyoshi, Chelsea Mosher, Amber Moss-Jensen, Kevin Nagler, Laurel Nakadate, Cassie Neth, Melody Owen, Paintallica, Ryan Pierce, Julie Perini, Ralph Pugay, Jen Delos Reyes, Rita Robillard, Patrick Rock, Ben Rosenberg, Mandee Schroer, Sean Schumacher, Kate Simmons, Cyrus Smith, Eva Speer, Mami Takahashi, Storm Tharp, Mariana Tres, Christine Wagner, Isaac Weiss, Sarah Wolf-Newlands, Sabina Zeba Haque, Jason Zimmerman, and many more! 

* MFA Happy Hour is a PSU Art Alumni organization that strengthens new and pre-exisiting ties within the PSU art community through facilitating fundraising for the PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series. MFAHH centralizes an exchange of professional resources and opportunities, provide a strong out-of-school network to current MFA candidates, and encourages continuous alumni involvement in shaping the future of the College of Art & Design at Portland State University.

The PSU MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series would not be possible without the support of Blick Art Supplies and an ongoing partnership with the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art - PICA. Proceeds from the auction will enable the MFA Happy Hour to expand and build on the success of the existing program, which brings artists to PSU and our community to both provide a public lecture and participate in studio visits with MFA students.

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