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Vol 56 No. 16 | Dec. 2004
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Annual Holiday Art Sale Dec. 5-9

Holiday shoppers hungry for bargains will strike gold (and fibers and prints and photos) when the Art Department's 36th annual holiday sale returns to CSULB.

More than 2,000 works in pottery, ceramics, woodwork, jewelry, photography, metalsmithing and printmaking made by CSULB students, faculty, staff, and alumni will go on sale beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, and then from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 9, in the Art Department's gallery complex on upper campus.

A significant share of the proceeds helps support Art Department student scholarships and travel, explains Art Professor Tony Marsh, one of the sale's organizers and a member of CSULB's class of 1978.

“This is a wonderful event for us,” said Marsh, who joined the university in 1988. “Every year, we send students all over the world with scholarship money. CSULB Ceramics majors have over the years been sent to Iceland, Mainland China, Tibet, Bali, Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, England, and Italy to look at art or work with an artist."

Shoppers will have their pick of vases, bowls, mugs, and holiday artworks along with textiles, prints, and jewelry. Prices for individual pieces are affordable. Cash and checks will be accepted.

“Shoppers and collectors show up on Sunday hours ahead of time,” said Marsh.“That's when the best deals are found. We have customers who have been attending for 20 years. Prices are reasonable and the works are original. It gets better every year.

“If you are interested in things made by hand, as opposed to the mass-produced factory manufactures made anonymously, you are going to find what you're looking for at prices you won't believe,” said Marsh.

The Art Department Holiday Sale takes place in the CSULB Art Department Galleries and courtyard, located between Fine Arts buildings 2 and 3 on the southeastern section of the CSULB campus. Parking for the sale is available in Lot 7, just south of the Theater Arts Department and visible from the Seventh Street and East Campus Drive intersection. From the lot, patrons are asked to follow the directional signs to the sale. Complimentary parking will be provided during opening night only.

More information is available by calling Marsh at 562/985-4359 or by contacting him via e-mail .  

 
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