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November 29, 2012

Andover artist's work part of School of MFA scholarship sale

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is hosting its annual art sale to raise money for student scholarships.

Art work by Andover-based artist John Schulz, a SMFA faculty member, is included among the thousands of pieces in all media available and displayed on a changing rotation, priced by the artists.

The annual destination for art lovers shows work by SMFA’s students, faculty and alumni, and it runs from today, Thursday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 2. Admission to the sale and all related events is free. The sale is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Not only is the Museum School Art Sale a highly anticipated annual destination for art collectors and enthusiasts, it is also a window into the outstanding work that our artists produce,” Christopher Bratton, president of the school and deputy director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, said in a release. “SMFA graduates are influential artists, both here and abroad, and the sale—whose proceeds directly benefit students—is a unique opportunity to support the education of these artists before they make their mark in the world at large.”

The school’s first-floor space houses the works up for sale: photographs, paintings, prints and other

2-D works fill the walls alongside displays of sculpture, ceramics, new media, a jewelry counter and much more, according to the school .The 2011 sale marked the first time a student sold a performance piece, “which emphasizes the School’s commitment to showcasing our most contemporary and cutting-edge artists,” according to a release.

SMFA reports that it provides more than $6 million towards financial aid annually. The Museum School Art Sale is its largest fundraiser towards this effort. Sales are split 50/50 between the artists and the school.

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