Scottsdale Artists’ School held its annual fundraising event Nov. 9 in a large party tent on the school’s grounds. More than 400 guests attended the evening event, raising more than $195,000 for the nonprofit fine arts school based in Old Town Scottsdale. The evening included raffles and a silent auction that featured more than 160 works of art by Ed Mell, G. Russel Case, Milt Kobayashi, Matt Smith, Johanna Harmon, Dustin Van Wechel and many other renowned artists. Board member Sheila Ingram was recognized recognized with a special award for her commitment to the school.
Many of the guests came dressed in the glam style of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s to complement the Beaux Arts signature painting. Each year, a signature raffle piece and a signature painting are donated to Beaux Arts. The signature raffle piece was “Eat More Beef,” a sculpture by Sandy Scott. The 2019 signature painting, “Time for Herself,” was painted exclusively for Beaux Arts by Joseph Lorusso, an instructor at SAS.
PHOTOS BY QUINSEY SABLAN, COURTESY SCOTTSDALE ARTISTS’ SCHOOL