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The University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design, in Columbia, SC, will Hold the 63rd Annual Art Auction in McMaster Gallery – Mar. 28, 2018

March 13, 2018

McMaster Gallery, located at 1615 Senate Street in Columbia, SC, will hold the 63rd Annual Art Auction, on Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018, from 6-9pm.

The 63rd Annual Art Auction will include original artworks of a variety of mediums including: sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, painting and ceramics made by faculty, current students, and alumni of the University of South Carolina’s School of Visual Art and Design and artists within the community including (but not limited to).

Work by Virginia Scotchie

Work by Cameron Porter

Work by Alicia Leeke

The updated list of artists for McMaster Gallery Art Auction includes: Sigmund Abeles, Joseph Abuelo, Paddy Almond, Grace Barnes, Nick Boismenu, Thomas Bosse, Savannah Cagle, Lauren Chapman, Robert Courtright, Carl Craighead, Jessica Dame, Tab Donnelly, Alejandro Garcia Lemos, Jonathan Green, Mana Hewitt, Bri Kinard, Laura Kissel, Jordan Le, Alicia Leeke, Erin Mitchell, Maggie Mozdzierz, Linda Neely, Marcelo Novo, Cameron Porter, Adrian Rhodes, Kathleen Robbins, Brian Rutenberg, Sara Schneckloth, Virginia Scotchie, Rob Shaw, Brittany Sparks, Katie Slack, Alexandra Stasko, Aston Stroman, John Henry Tecklenburg, Olaf Tollefson, Marius Valdes, and Daniel Williams.

These artworks will go to the highest bidders Wednesday, Mar. 28, from 6-9pm in the McMaster Gallery at the 63rd Annual USC Art Auction. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

The artwork will be on display for public viewing starting at 1pm on Mar. 28. Anyone who cannot attend the Art Auction event can fill out an Absentee Form to participate. There will be a Preview Party at 6pm followed by the Live Auction at 6:30pm. The Silent Auction will be open at 6pm and close about 30 minutes after the Live Auction ends.

The auction is sponsored by the School of Visual Art and Design in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. Proceeds from the auctioned works are divided between the artists and the university’s art scholarship and gallery fund. Credit cards (excluding Discover) and checks will be accepted.

This popular event will be held at McMaster Gallery located in the University of South Carolina’s School of Visual Art and Design at 1615 Senate Street, Columbia, SC, with accessible street parking on Pickens, Senate, and Henderson.

For more information, contact Kara Gunter, Gallery Director and organizer of this year’s event, at 803/777-5752 or e-mail to (


Columbia Design League Invites You to a Free Lecture at University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design in Columbia, SC – Oct. 3, 2016

September 30, 2016


The Columbia Design League has partnered with the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design in Columbia, SC, to offer a free lecture on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, featuring noted design historian Carma Gorman, PhD. The lecture will begin at 6pm in McMaster College, Room 214 with a reception to follow in McMaster Gallery.

Gorman is associate professor and assistant chair in the Department of Art and Art History (Design Division) at the University of Texas at Austin. An associate editor of the journal Design and Culture and a past president of the Design Studies Forum, she is the author of The Industrial Design Reader, a highly regarded anthology of texts about industrial design. Her book is among those recommended by top design schools in Fastco Design’s “35 Books Every Designer Should Read”.

As part of her discussion, Gorman proposes a new way of defining “American design,” identifies some of its distinctive traits, and argues that the national peculiarities of U.S. design are in many cases direct responses to the globally anomalous characteristics of US laws and standards.

Immediately following the lecture, a reception will be held in McMaster Gallery. The gallery currently features Fingerreisen, an exhibition by Elisabeth Pellathy and Lee Somers. Fingerreisen — a German term for imaginary journeys of the hand and mind — comes to life in their multimedia, map-intensive show.

McMaster College is located at 1615 Senate Street in Columbia, at the corner of Pickens and Senate. Street parking is available around McMaster College on Pickens, Senate and Henderson streets or in the Pendleton Street Garage at visitor meters located on levels 1a, 1b, and 2a at the Pickens Street entrance.

“What’s American about American Design?” is a free lecture and part of the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design’s 2016-17 Visiting Artist/Scholar Series.

Columbia Design League president Wade Sellers believes that the Columbia Design League is more than a leading voice for design in Columbia. “Partnering with the College of Visual Art and Design to host Carma Gorman is part of our continuing mission to bring the best and brightest design voices to Columbia,” he says. “We’re committed to hosting events that bring national design education out of books and magazine articles to our community where members can listen, experience and walk away more informed about design.”

The Columbia Design League is an affiliate group of the Columbia Museum of Art. The group works to educate others about design excellence, emphasize the importance of great design, and to broaden understanding of how good design affects nearly every facet of life. The Design League gathers its membership for an annual series of meetings and welcomes guests and nonmembers with an interest in design. For details, visit ( or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The School of Visual Art and Design is within the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Carolina. The school encompasses four major areas of study and research: art education, art history, media arts and studio art in programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. For details and events, visit the school on Facebook.

For further information contact Julie Smith Turner, Columbia Design League Board Member, Communications Chair, by e-mail at ( or call 803/422-7741.