The Boston Globe

For sale: students’ artwork, before it even leaves campus

By Allison Knothe


…in Georgia, shopSCAD opened in 2003 on the campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design. It, too, prices art at double what it pays the artists.

The 1,000-square-foot store features 8,000 pieces of art created by more than 600 alumni, staff, and students, including jewelry, photography, paintings, and sweaters. One painting is priced at $14,000.

“Many artists are just making things continuously, and they want a platform to exhibit them,’’ said Amy Zurcher, director of shopSCAD.

She added that some of the art has been featured in Vogue magazine and sold in stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond, Urban Outfitters, and Anthropologie.

“It’s almost effortless,’’ she said, “because the pool from which we are gleaning are these students, who make the trends. They are naturally on that cutting edge.’’

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