The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is inviting all art collectors and enthusiasts to an online auction taking place Nov. 1-14 on Artsy.net, where a diverse group of SAIC alums and faculty will donate their work to raise crucial funds for student scholarships.
The list of artists includes Nick Cave, Sanford Biggers, Candida Alvarez, Roger Brown, Karl Wirsum, Angel Otero, Richard Hunt, Michelle Grabner, Jeffery Gibson, Diane Simpson, Richard Rezac and many more.
In addition to the online auction, on Friday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m., SAIC will host "A Happening Auction Party" at its flagship public gallery, 33 E. Washington St. The event at SAIC Galleries celebrates the world-renowned artists and designers who have generously donated their works. the evening will include an exclusive, live auction with works from Suellen Rocca, Karl Wirsum, Roger Brown, Betsy Rupprecht and Ellen Lanyon.
Proceeds from the ticket and auction sales will benefit student scholarships. Tickets for A Happening Auction Party begin at $300 and can be purchased at sites.saic.edu/artauction/ .