Deck the Walls 2011

By Amanda Scuglia, MFA 2013

Deck the Walls is a holiday themed party thrown by The Academy every year. It's the perfect chance to purchase small artworks from students, staff, faculty and alumni for a great price! This is a chance to score some really unique holiday gifts, or to start/add to your art collection. 

Buyers lined up at the door, anxiously awaiting access. When the doors opened, there was such an excitement and rush to see all the great work for sale. The walls were packed with nearly 350 pieces, but it didn't take long before they turned bare.  All of this, while painters and sculptors worked live from models. AND, the event was sponsored Heineken, and featured an open bar! 

As a first year student, it was my first time participating. I had so much fun, and I sold a piece! Here are some highlights from the evening. 

1 comment:

  1. Pure sign of the times and a strong indicator of the destruction of the middle class. As the divide between the rich and poor further increases, more and more we will see the master/servant relationship evolve in US society as an accepted norm. As the middle class dissolves, the poor will have no choice in many circumstances but to serve the rich. We are watching the US slave class emerge.