Benefiting Academy of Art University’s
Student Scholarship Fund

Early Preview

November 7—8, 2019
10:00 AM—6:00 PM

Reception & Live Auction

Saturday, November 9, 2019
2:00 PM — Reception Begins
3:00 PM — Live Auction Begins

Silent Auction

Ends approximately 30 minutes after close of live auction


Academy Galleries at The Cannery
2801 Leavenworth St
San Francisco, CA 94133

Featured Auction Items

Message from the President

Dr. Elisa Stephens, President
Richard A. Stephens, Chairman Emeritus
Richard S. Stephens, Founder

On behalf of Academy of Art University, I welcome you to the 24th Annual Faculty and Alumni Fine Art Auction. Ninety years ago, my grandfather established this school with the mission to support the creativity of emerging artists. Today, I invite you to continue this legacy by bidding on the works of some of the finest internationally known artists in San Francisco.

As in past years, half of the proceeds of each sale will go to benefit students through the Fine Art Student Scholarship Fund, with the remaining funds going directly to the artists themselves. Each spring, the Fund awards scholarships to the top students at our annual Spring Student Showcase in a variety of categories, from fine art painting to sculpture and printmaking.

I would like to personally thank Dr. Craig Nelson, Executive Director, School of Fine Art – Painting, for spearheading this auction 24 years ago, and for nurturing its growth beyond Academy of Art University’s established communities.

I also extend my appreciation to all faculty and alumni who energetically support this endeavor by graciously providing the artworks that drive this non-profit fund-raising auction.

Thank you for participating and we hope you enjoy an evening of lively auctioning, complete with music, fine food, and good friends.


Dr. Elisa Stephens,
Academy of Art University

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