SCAD ART SALES TO HOST SPRING 2021 OPEN STUDIO
All-Virtual Event to Showcase Over 1,000 Works from SCAD Students & Alumni
SAVANNAH & ATLANTA — APRIL 19, 2021 — Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is pleased to announce the return of SCAD Open Studio this spring. The three-day event will take place on April 30 – May 2, 2021 and be completely virtual. Curated by SCAD Art Sales, the university’s premiere in-house art consultancy and curatorial platform, Open Studio will offer art enthusiasts and collectors exclusive access to art by SCAD’s community of students, alumni, faculty and staff.
The springtime edition of SCAD Open Studio 2021 will spotlight 345 artists with over 1,000 jury selected works by students, alumni, and faculty across all SCAD degree programs, including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and illustration. Hosted semiannually, the signature open studio events have become a go-to destination for collectors, art enthusiasts, and interior decorators to find “what’s next” in art and design. The limited run event offers opportunity to acquire works from SCAD’s exceptionally talented and accomplished network of students and professional creatives.
Open Studio Spotlight Artist
- Jeremiah Jossim (B.F.A., photography, 2010): Jeremiah’s paintings explore memory and the nature of recollection. His subject matter deals with the distortion of memory and thought, representing landscapes in colorful chaos or surrounding childhood memories in grids of geometric mandalas - showing the viewer that the manner in which you get to a recollection is as important as the memory itself.
- Marcus Dunn (M.F.A., painting, 2017)
- Holly Matthews (SCAD professor, foundation studies)
- Tianxing Xu (B.F.A., painting)
- Yana Dimitrova (M.F.A., painting, 2009; B.F.A. painting and printmaking, 2006)
- Chetan Singh Kunwar (M.A., graphic design, 2018)
- Arend Neyhoue (B.F.A., painting, 2016)
- Jenna Rae Tooley (B.F.A., painting, 2020)
"We are so excited for this spring's Open Studio event and to invite collectors from around the world to preview and shop the best of the best from SCAD's uber-talented students, alumni, and faculty," said Victoria Gildersleeve, Associate Director, SCAD Art Sales. "The diverse range of artworks featured in this season’s Open Studio truly showcases the excellence of SCAD's network and will appeal to all types of collectors."
As an added element to this year’s event, notable design industry influencers and luminaries including architect and interior designer John Gidding; designer Ghislaine Viñas; art curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath; and contemporary artist MOJO, have formed an expert panel to
select and curate top picks and favorites from the hundreds of SCAD artist works featured in Open Studio. These expert curations will be shared across various social media platforms including @scadartsales Instagram and Stories.
Additionally, Open Studio will offer a “View in Room” feature that will be available on the mobile platform via the ArtCloud app, allowing collectors to preview works in their home before placing an order.
SCAD Open Studio will take place on the SCAD Art Sales website: openstudio.scadartsales.com.
Launched in Winter 2016, SCAD Art Sales is a full-service art consultancy that offers distinctive design and curatorial services to a global clientele of collectors and public and private-sector businesses and organizations. With access to over 45,000 artists, SCAD Art Sales represents a unique channel whereby SCAD champions and promotes its talented students and alumni.
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About SCAD Atlanta
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university, offering more than 100 academic degree programs in more than 40 majors across its locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning and SCADnow. SCAD enrolls approximately 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries. The innovative SCAD curriculum engages professional-level technology and other advanced learning resources, and affords students opportunities for internships, professional certifications, and real-world assignments with corporate partners through SCADpro, the university’s renowned research lab and prototype generator. In 2020, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD as the No. 1 university in the U.S. and in the top two universities in the Americas and Europe for the fourth consecutive year. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni employment rate. In a recent study, 99% of SCAD graduates were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation. SCAD provides students and alumni with ongoing career support through personal coaching, alumni programs, a professional presentation studio, and more. Visit scad.edu.