SUNY Potsdam Hosts Annual Holiday Art Auction to Benefit Arts Programming on Nov. 30

SUNY Potsdam's Department of Art Offers Annual Auction of Original Works on Nov. 30

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Works to be sold at the SUNY Potsdam Holiday Art Auction include a print by Nathaniel Infante (top center), wooden storage books by Steven Lavine (front) and a ceramic vase by student Tom Green.

POTSDAM, NY (11/17/2017) (readMedia)-- SUNY Potsdam's Department of Art will host its annual Holiday Art Auction on Thursday, Nov. 30, 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.

Some of the items for sale this year include original oil landscapes, art prints and ceramic vases and bowls. SUNY Potsdam art faculty member Nathaniel Infante donated an original print, while award-winning craft artist Steven Lavine has provided a set of handcrafted wooden storage books. One of the student-created works is a ceramic vase by Thomas Green.

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

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

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of only three arts campuses in the entire SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam's arts curriculum offers the full palette: music, theatre, dance, fine arts and creative writing. No matter the discipline, people from all backgrounds can find their creative compass at Potsdam, with myriad arts immersion experiences available for both campus and community.