Arts & Culture

Compass Ketchup: SMFA Art Sale 2013


SMFA: 230 the Fenway 

11/21-11/24 | Opening Reception 11/21 5pm-8pm

Free and open to the public 

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, a longstanding arts institution in Boston, has had the tradition of holding a sort of yard-art sale @230 The Fenway location since the 70’s .

The Annual sale is happening NOVEMBER 21ST – NOVEMBER 24TH and boasts hundreds of works by SMFA students, faculty members, alumni, affiliated and visiting artists alike from the New England Area and beyond. This is literally one of the best chances to get your hands on a smorgasbord of some kick-ass work from famous, might-be-famous and should-be-famous-because-they’re-just-that-good artists.

The sale has had a rotation of some great artists in the past, such as Nan Goldin, Cy Twombly, Ellsworth Kelly, and Rachel Perry Welty. Thousands of works, all priced by the artists, are on a changing rotation throughout the Sale, including prints, paintings, jewelry, new media, drawings and more.

Needless to say, this has also been a productive event for art collectors- which also means this is one of the greatest opportunities to network of the year- so if you’re an artist, you might want to come check out their opening reception celebration November 21st 5pm-8pm.

Beyond the enticement of spending some dollars on well deserving artists, the sale also aims at supporting their students financially by contributing at least 50% of the proceeds from each piece sold, to the schools financial aid program.

With past tag lines as “Who will you discover?” there is something for everybody at this event. Free Admission, take advantage of it- you might find that one piece you could no longer live without, or your grandmother’s holiday present.

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