Press Release  November 5, 2021

SCAD Open Studio: Offers Glimpse at 'What’s Next' in Art

Photography Courtesy of SCAD.

Open Studio 2021 Alumni Atelier Ambassador Artist Mae Heidenreich (B.F.A., fashion (FASH), 2009).

Update: Open Studio has been extended to Friday, November 11.

SAVANNAH AND ATLANTA — Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is pleased to present the fall installment of the university’s much anticipated Open Studio event, returning for a virtual showcase and in-person viewing experience. Curated by SCAD Art Sales, SCAD’s premiere curatorial platform and inhouse art consultancy, Open Studio will offer discerning collectors and patrons from around the globe exclusive access to works by SCAD’s supremely talented network of students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

This season, the excitement returns with limited in-person Open Studio showcases. Guests can visit Alexander Hall at SCAD Savannah on Friday, November 5, and 1600 Peachtree at SCAD Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, November 5-6 to peruse an expertly curated selection of artist work. The entire Open Studio curation will be available for purchase online until November 11, allowing worldwide access to this limited-run event that has become a go-to destination for art enthusiasts, collectors, and interior decorators to discover “what’s next” in art and design.

AJ Powell (B.F.A, painting, 2021), Memphis, TN. Today I Got Time, 2019. Acrylic on Canvas. 48 x 60.

AJ Powell (B.F.A., painting, 2021. Memphis, TN), Today I Got Time, 2019. Acrylic on Canvas. 48 x 60 in.

Gabriella Wyke (B.F.A., photography, 2020. Snellville, GA), Listen to Ariana, 2021. Archival Inkjet. 16 x 20 in. $587.

Gabriella Wyke (B.F.A., photography, 2020. Snellville, GA), Listen to Ariana, 2021. Archival Inkjet. 16 x 20 in.
 

The Fall 2021 Open Studio will feature nearly 1,500 outstanding jury-selected works by over 540 artists all from an array of SCAD’s top-ranked degree programs including painting, photography, illustration, sculpture, printmaking, fibers, animation, design for sustainability, architecture, fashion design, graphic design, motion media, and more.

"We are thrilled to present this fall's Open Studio event, inviting 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. "With a return to on-ground preview events, featuring stellar curations in Savannah and Atlanta, this season's Open Studio Open Studio showcases the excellence and caliber of SCAD's network of artists and will appeal to all types of collectors."

Courtesy SCAD.

Open Studio 2021 Signature Artist Carla Contreras (M.F.A., painting, 2020)

Fall 2021 Open Studio Spotlight Artist:

● Carla Contreras (M.F.A., painting, 2020), Atlanta, GA: Carla Contreras is an Ecuadorian visual artist working in various mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, and installation. Contreras' work documents her inquisitive observations of the booming urban ecosystem and its inhabitants.

Fall 2021 Open Studio Alumni Atelier Ambassador Artist:

● Mae Heidenreich (B.F.A., fashion, 2009), Tallahassee, FL: Mae Heidenreich is an imaginative fashion designer inspired by vintage textiles, technology and deconstructed materials, including antique hardware and vintage military supplies. For the Fall 2021 Open Studio events in Atlanta, Mae will present her latest ready-to-wear capsule collection, FLY, created while serving as an Ambassador with the SCAD Alumni Atelier, a unique residency program for visionary SCAD alumni offering time, space, and resources to immerse themselves in the creative process. Launched in 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.

William Singer (M.F.A., painting, 2013. Detroit, MI), Inky, 2021. Acrylic on Canvas. 8 x 8 in.

William Singer (M.F.A., painting, 2013. Detroit, MI), Inky, 2021. Acrylic on Canvas. 8 x 8 in.

Gabrielle Torres (M.F.A. Painting Candidate 2021. Savannah, GA (currently)), Under the Rug, 2021. Acrylic on Canvas. 30 x 40 in. $2,750.

Gabrielle Torres (M.F.A. Painting Candidate 2021. Savannah, GA (currently)), Under the Rug, 2021. Acrylic on Canvas. 30 x 40 in.

James Biscardi (B.F.A., photography, 2011. Portland, OR), The Delicate Balance, 2012. Fujiflex Supergloss face mounted to acrylic. 30 x 45 in.

James Biscardi (B.F.A., photography, 2011. Portland, OR), The Delicate Balance, 2012. Fujiflex Supergloss face, mounted to acrylic. 30 x 45 in.

For more information about the Fall 2021 SCAD Open Studio events and to shop artworks online, please visit www.scadartsales.com.

 

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