Scottsdale Artists’ School celebrates its 35th anniversary during the annual Beaux Arts fundraiser on November 10.
The nonprofit Scottsdale Artists’ School will celebrate its 35th anniversary on November 10 in conjunction with its annual Beaux Arts fundraiser. The show, which opens at 6 p.m., will have the theme of “Dream Big” in honor of one of the school’s original founders, Maxine Johnston. As the school explains, “It was her dream to bring top-notch artists to Scottsdale as a resource to the growing art community, and her hard work and vision made it so. Maxine, who continues to support and guide the school, will serve as the Honorary Chair for the event.”
Celebrated in a large party tent on the school’s grounds, Beaux Arts allows patrons and artists to mix and mingle as they can view and purchase fresh works. New this year is a VIP pass, which provides attendees access to the show at 5 p.m. as well as gives them the first options to preview and purchase art, special seating, and enhanced service and upgrades.
Along with the silent auction with works by faculty and other artists who support the school, there will be a live auction of art and travel packages. G. Russell Case is this year’s Signature Artist and he has donated his landscape Shepherds and Shadows to the live auction, while Sandy Scott’s bronze Roosting Rooster is the Signature Sculpture for the raffle.
“It takes a community to make a fundraising event successful,” says Trudy Hays, executive director of SAS, “and we are fortunate to have a great one with some of the best artists in the world who give from their heart, contributing their beautiful art, time and talent ensuring that Beaux Arts is a success.”
General admission to the show can be purchased online or by phone for $125, or VIP tickets can be purchased for $200.
1Visitors gather at the 2017 Beaux Arts.2G. Russell Case, Shepherds and Shadows, oil, 16 x 20"3Sandy Scott, Roosting Rooster