Taking it in at IAC’s Gift Auction
On Dec. 6, the IAC (Interdisciplinary Arts Collective) class hosted an auction of the artwork created during the Make Shit! parties (or pieces that were donated to the collective) at the Squish building in the art barracks. Ranging from surreal photography to blind contour drawings of cute puppies, the pieces on the wall flowed seamlessly into the next, even though they were all made for reasons entirely personal to the artists. In the center of the room were some larger 3-dimensional and pieces.
Charles-Austin Ross, a film student in the IAC class, says that they are aiming to host another auction the night of Outdoor Vision Fest on May 2, 2014, but “Dates are subject to change.” Ross says the auction brought in $220. “We’re still collecting art and artists can get $50 of the money from the work if it gets sold.”
Ross says he can handle submissions.
Whether the Gift stands as a manifestation of the love and process of the artistic community or just an easy outlet for people to showcase their work seems to be rather irrelevant. After doodling in the Make Shit Party(s)!, listening to live bands at the Gift Music Festival and seeing the artwork created by all of the people involved with the IAC, both students in the class and willing participants, it is clear that, at least on the SFUAD campus, art is very much alive and thriving.