Academy of Art University Raises Record Funds For Emerging Artists at 12th Annual Fine Art Auction

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San Francisco Art Collectors Invest in Stunning Painting, Sculpture, and Fine Art Photography From Top Art School Faculty & Alumni

This year's Faculty & Alumni Fine Art Auction was our most successful yet, demonstrating the powerful interest San Francisco collectors have in giving generously to the scholarship needs of the Academy's emerging artists

On November 17, 2007, Academy of Art University hosted its most successful emerging art charity auction to date: the 12th Annual Faculty & Alumni Fine Art Auction. In partnership with Bonhams & Butterfields auction house, the Academy auctioned $180,000 in artwork, which will contribute $90,000 to the university's Student Scholarship Fund. This art fund directly benefits rising students in the Academy's fine art school and photography school.

"This year's Faculty & Alumni Fine Art Auction was our most successful yet, demonstrating the powerful interest San Francisco collectors have in giving generously to the scholarship needs of the Academy's emerging artists," comments University President, Elisa Stephens. "The Academy is deeply grateful for the outpouring of support from the community and from the university's seventy participating alumni and faculty."

Each year, the Academy's Annual Faculty & Alumni Fine Art Auction offers guests an exceptional opportunity to support emerging student artists by bidding on works by some of the finest internationally collected Bay Area artists. Many of the featured Academy Faculty and Alumni from this year's auction, including Jo Babcock, Brian Blood, Margaret Keelan, Carolyn Meyer, Kevin Moore, Will Mosgrove, Craig Nelson, Peter Schifrin, and James B. Wood, have representation at esteemed national galleries, have earned coveted accolades in their respective fields, and were present to meet with collectors at the art auction itself.

For media inquiries and requests of high-resolution images of featured Fine Art Auction artwork, please contact Larissa Dozier at (510) 219-3100 or larissadozier@sbcglobal.net.

About Academy of Art University, San Francisco
With more than 11,000 students, Academy of Art University is the nation's largest private art and design university. Established in 1929, the school offers accredited AA, BFA, M.Arch and MFA degree programs, as well as continuing art education with classes in copywriting, fashion merchandising, interior design, new media, computer animation, sculpture, graphic design, cinematography, industrial design, digital photography and car design. Students can also enroll in a flexible online degree program in art and design.

Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (BFA-IAD) and NAAB (M-ARCH).

For more information visit http://www.academyart.edu or call 1-800-544-2787.

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