Art Sale Altruist Club

"The first line of MCAD’s mission statement is ‘students first.’ They’re two very simple words, but they are a real guiding principle for the staff, the faculty, and the decision-making that occurs. I’m an MCAD alum and a current adjunct professor. When the annual art sale rolled around I saw an opportunity to contribute to that mission statement and support the MCAD philosophy by donating the proceeds of my work to student scholarships. As an artist, I’ve always felt a sense of stewardship. I donate because I want other alumni to feel that same sense of stewardship when they see that the money really does go directly into students' pockets."

—Ed Charbonneau '06, fine arts faculty

The MCAD Art Sale is the nation’s largest college art sale and one of the most visible and exciting events that we organize each year. Since its inception fifteen years ago, the Art Sale has provided more than $2,000,000 to student and alumni artists. All proceeds go directly to the individual artists or the MCAD Art Sale Scholarship Fund.

Many students and alumni would love to support MCAD scholarships, but have limited funds. The Art Sale Altruist Club provides a great opportunity for participating students and alumni to support current students, without having to open their wallets.

Participants in the Art Sale Altruist Club may identify one or more of their submitted artwork pieces to support scholarships. When that piece sells, 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to the Art Sale Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to students in the same school year. Altruist Club pieces are identified in the sale by their bright pink tags.

To learn more about the MCAD Art Sale or the Altruist Club, contact alumni@mcad.edu​.

Special thanks to the following alumni who have sold an Art Sale Altruist Club piece in the MCAD Art Sale, resulting in over $8,000 dollars to student scholarships:

2014 MCAD Art Sale Altruists

  • Hannah Culbert ’14
  • Dustin Davis ’12
  • Heather Meyer ’11
  • Maxwell Freudenthal ’12
  • Kelsey King ’13
  • Christopher Alday ’13
  • Caitlin Warner ’12
  • Michelle Stolz ’14
  • Sissorelle Ferox ’12
  • Evan Abrahamson
  • Mat Ollig ’10
  • Rachael Balsaitis ’13
  • Nick Kovatch ’13, MFA
  • Allegra Lockstadt ’10
  • Joseph Loeffler
  • Leo Winstead ’00

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