POTSDAM, NY – SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Art will host its annual Holiday Art Auction on Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Brainerd Hall Foyer. The preview of items begins at 4:30 p.m., with the auction kicking off at 5 p.m.

All are welcome to come and bid on beautiful original artworks by faculty, staff, students and alumni — perfect for holiday gifts. Choose from paintings, prints, ceramics and jewelry.

All proceeds will go to art students to help defray the cost of supplies, projects and field trips. The Holiday Art Auction is sponsored by the Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi and the SUNY Potsdam Student Art Association.

For more information, contact Professor Caroline Downing, at (315) 267-2251 or [email protected].

SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Art offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in art history, art education, studio art, fine arts and graphic design and new media. Graduates have gone on to pursue professions in the fine arts, art administration, art therapy, digital design, K-12 and university teaching, museum curation, audio/visual administration, publishing, gallery ownership, interior design, architecture, commercial printing, pattern making, photojournalism and studio ceramics. For more information, visit http://www.potsdam.edu/art.

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges — and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit http://www.potsdam.edu.