Innovative 100-4-100 auction brings art, scholarships together

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
April 11, 2011

The 100-4-100 art for scholarships auction will be held Saturday, April 16 in the Joann Cole Mitte Building at Texas State University-San Marcos.

The events, held in Gallery I and II, begin with a preview and pre-registration at 6:30 p.m., with the bid sheets opening at 7 p.m.

“This event provides a great opportunity for those who appreciate and are interested in owning some amazing original works of art for only a portion of the value, while at the same time adding to the much needed scholarship funding for Texas State students,” said Mary Mikel Stump, gallery director for the School of Art & Design. “It is most gratifying to see an effort like this--faculty, alumni, students and friends joining hands to support what is truly the best thing we do here: educate our student artists.”

During the event, 100 works of art, each starting at $100, will be offered in a silent auction that will raise money for scholarships. The evening party will culminate in a live auction where three selected works will be offered in an active bidding format. In addition, there will be a raffle of selected artworks with tickets priced at $5 each, so there will be an opportunity to participate at many different price levels.

The artworks are donated by artists, faculty, alumni, students and friends of the School of Art & Design. There will be a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres available.

For more information, email or call (512) 245-2611.