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Last modified: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday art sale, auction to benefit SoFA Gallery, Friends of Art

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 1, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's School of Fine Arts Gallery will present its annual holiday sale, this year titled "Silent Night: A Holiday Art Sale and Auction," Dec. 10-11.

Silent Night Auction

"Looking Like a Million," Chelsey Radabaugh

The two-day sale begins Dec. 10 at noon and features current work donated by faculty and students from IU's Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts with additional works donated by local artists. Items for sale and auction will include photographs, paintings, prints, ceramics and textiles. Jewelry will be created specifically for the event by IU students and faculty who specialize in metalsmithing and jewelry design.

Proceeds from the sale support the SoFA Gallery's visual arts programming and the advocacy programs administered by the Friends of Art, including student scholarships.

"The Holiday Art Sale and Auction is an essential fundraising event for us because it not only provides funding for gallery exhibits and programs, but it allows us to offer professional training for student employees," said Betsy Stirratt, director of the SoFA Gallery.

The sale runs Dec. 10-11 from noon-4 p.m. both days. A Fine Arts Student Award Ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. (Fine Arts 015). The two-day event culminates with a silent auction and holiday party art opening Friday, Dec. 11, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the SoFA Gallery.

For more information, see the SoFA Gallery Web site, http://sofa.fa.indiana.edu, or contact the SoFA Gallery at 812-855-8490 or sofa@indiana.edu. The SoFA Gallery is accessible to people with disabilities and is open Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.