John Baldessari, Noses & Ears, Etc. (Part Three): Head (Section) with Nose and Ear, 2007

2015 MEDAL AWARD HONORING JOHN BALDESSARI - MAY 18

The SMFA Medal is awarded annually to individuals who have made a significant and lasting impact on the art world. The gala—which includes a seated dinner and silent auction—raises vital funds for scholarships and educational opportunities for SMFA students. The Medal Award was first presented in 1996 on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the time since, the School has paid tribute to some of the most noteworthy artists and influential art patrons of our time.

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF JOHN BALDESSARI

 

CALL FOR WORK

During the Medal Award Gala, a juried collection of student works will be displayed in the MFA's Sharf Visitor Center as part of a highly anticipated silent auction. All selected works will be up for bid to hundreds of guests attending the Medal Award Gala. 50% of winning bids will be paid directly to the artist and the remaining 50% benefits SMFA student scholarships. Each student whose work is selected for the Silent Auction is invited to attend this very special and celebrated event.

Qualifications:

  • Open to all currently enrolled full and part-time students
  • Students may submit up to 2 works in any medium
  • Work should not exceed 40 inches in any dimension
  • Works do not need to be framed for the jury process (If accepted into the auction, works on paper will need to be framed by May 15)
  • This is a competitive jury, please be sure to present your work at its best


Medal Award Silent Auction Jury Drop-off:
Friday, March 27
11 am–4 pm
SMFA Grossman Gallery

Medal Award Silent Auction Jury Pick-up:
Tuesday, March 31
10 am–2 pm
SMFA Grossman Gallery

SMFA Medal Award Gala
Monday, May 18
6:30–10 pm
MFA, Boston
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard

Contact:
Emily Everding, Development Officer
eeverding@smfa.edu
617-369-3591