Academy of Art University’s
Student Scholarship Fund


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


November 1—2


Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
2pm: Reception begins
3pm: Live Auction begins


Ends approximately 30 minutes after close of live auction

Preview Our Live Auction Items

Message from the President

On behalf of Academy of Art University, I welcome you to the 23rd Annual Faculty and Alumni Fine Art Auction. Eighty-nine 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 23 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

Dr. Elisa Stephens, President

Dr. Elisa Stephens

Richard A. Stephens, Chairman Emeritus

Richard A. Stephens
Chairman Emeritus

Richard S. Stephens, Founder

Richard S. Stephens

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Mission Statement

Established in 1929, by artists for artists, Academy of Art University has grown to become the nation’s largest accredited private art university offering degrees, professional development and personal enrichment courses, certificate programs, portfolio and teacher grants, and high school scholarships for college preparatory classes in more than 30 unique areas of study.

Academy of Art University operates at the intersection of life and art by preparing working artists and designers for their futures in a creative environment that is both supportive and challenging.

The industry standard programs, offered both online and onsite in San Francisco, include Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Art Teaching Credential, Automotive Restoration, Communications & Media Technologies, Fashion, Fashion Costume Design, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Product Development, Fashion Visual Merchandising, Fashion Styling, Fine Art, Game Development, Game Programming, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Jewelry & Metal Arts, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, Studio Production for Advertising & Design, Visual Development, Web Design & New Media, and Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media.

Your career starts here. Take the first step.