Fieldwork Projects' Salon Sale

Fieldwork Projects Gallery just had its annual Salon Sale this past week, from the 30th to the 3rd. Fieldwork Projects is a gallery that is a part of the Auburn Department of Art and Art History and is located on South Gay Street near popular venues such as Amsterdam Café and Momma Mochas. The Salon Sale raises money for the Art Department, and is traditionally held the week before fall final exams, conveniently just in time for holiday shopping. Students, faculty, and alumni can contribute their work to the exhibit and establish a sale price. The revenue is split between the artist and the Art Department. Artwork includes but is not limited to ceramics, prints, photographs, paintings, and sculptures. Popular items at the Salon Sale are cards decorated with original photography or prints that are perfect for the holidays.

Some of Fieldwork Projects’ other recent exhibits included “Roma XVI,” which displayed artwork from students who went on the Study Abroad trip to Rome in summer of 2016, and “At Her Core.” The gallery also hosts guest speakers and receptions for exhibits.

Fieldwork Projects is a wonderful opportunity for all students to embrace their talents and share their work with the public. Having a piece of art displayed in a gallery is a significant step for an aspiring artist.

Another little-known gem of the Department of Art and Art History is the Biggin Gallery. Unlike Fieldwork Projects, this gallery is on campus, located inside Biggin Hall on the first floor. This is a smaller gallery space; it consists only of one large room. It typically features work from well-known artists. Students and faculty are invited to the artist's talk. This takes place in Biggin Hall, and the featured artist introduces him or herself and his or her work and often attends a reception afterwards to speak with students and answer questions.

These two gallery spaces provide invaluable educational opportunities for students, and also allow students to promote their own work. These things are crucial experiences for art students. Even students who are not in the Department of Art and Art History can benefit from experiencing these exhibits and broaden their artistic knowledge while having a good time.

More information about Fieldwork Projects can be found on their facebook page, or on the Auburn College of Liberal Arts website. Be sure to check out their website for upcoming exhibitions!