Thursday, June 5th - Sunday, June 22nd; Reception Sunday, June 8th 1-3pm
Posted 05.30.08 by MICA Media Relations
BALTIMORE - Maryland Institute College of Art's annual "15x15 Alumni Exhibition and Sale" opens Thursday, June 5 in the Meyerhoff Gallery, Fox Building (1303 Mount Royal Avenue). A free, public reception takes place Sunday, June 8, 1-3 p.m. in the Meyerhoff Gallery. The exhibition, which continues through Sunday, June 22, features photographs, paintings, drawings, mixed media works and sculptures - each no more than 15 inches in any dimension - from about 270 local, national, and international MICA alumni. Graduation years range from 1944 to 2007. Prices range from less than $50 to nearly $3,000.
A 50 percent commission on the sale of any work sold during the exhibition benefits the college's Alumni Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is awarded annually to a meritorious student of any major and is funded by MICA's Alumni Association. The remaining 50 percent of the sale price of each work sold will be paid to the individual artist. Last year's sale, a 60-40 split in favor of the alumni-artists, drew about 200 participants and netted $3,500 for the scholarship.
An online sale of this year's work takes place June 9-22. Visit the "15x15" Web site to view and purchase.
Meyerhoff Gallery, which is free and open to the public, is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For more information, call the Alumni Office at 410-225-2397.
Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,300 undergraduate, graduate and open studies students from 48 states and the District of Columbia and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.