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Unsurpassed Creativity & Stunning Artistry Anticipated at Academy of Art University 2009 Annual Spring Show
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Savvy collectors, directors of leading fine art galleries, employers searching for superior creative talent, and passionate art enthusiasts all converge each May for the Academy of Art University’s display of fresh, award-winning art. Whether for scouting, purchasing, or pure admiring, the thousands of visitors to the Annual Spring Show all come to be inspired.

The Academy of Art University and its President, Dr. Elisa Stephens, are delighted to announce the 2009 Annual Spring Show will open on Thursday, May 21, 2009 in San Francisco. AAU has a nationwide reputation for innovation through expanding its curriculum to include new technology and industry trends, while staying true to its foundation in fine art. Each year the school graduates an extraordinary class of fine artists who have mastered their craft and elevated their artistry in painting, sculpture, and works on paper. The sheer breadth of talent on view at the Annual Spring Show has made it the west coast’s most highly anticipated event for discovering exceptional emerging artists.

With accomplishments ranging from coveted public sculpture commissions to awards at such sought-after juried competitions as the Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Exhibition, Academy of Art University School of Fine Art BFA and MFA graduates continue to create spectacular contributions to the international contemporary art market. Recent AAU Annual Spring Show top fine art painting award-winners Greg Gandy, Zin Lim, Jeremy Mann, Daniel Ochoa, Eddie Rodriguez, Hsin-Yao Tseng, John Wentz, and Zack Zdrale earned representation at such leading galleries as Hang Art in San Francisco; Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson, WY; the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco; Ella Richardson Fine Art in Charleston, SC; Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA; and the Wendt Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA. Striking achievements by 2008 fine art sculpture stand-outs include Adam Reeder showcasing his artwork at the Loveland Sculpture Invitational last summer and David Sekoll exhibiting in the Surge: SNAG Juried Student Exhibition in Savannah, GA.





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May 22, 2009

Caixa Forum In Barcelona Presents "Palladio - The Architect (1508-1580)" Exhibition

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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Director George G. King Resigns

Bonhams Latest Greek Sale In London Makes 3.6M Pounds And 17 New World Records

Metropolitan Museum Marks Start of Summer with "Met Holiday Monday"

CAN 09 transforms the East of England Into a Centre for Visual Art

International Center of Photography Presents John Wood: Quiet Protest

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Hugh Pocock: My Food My Poop Opens at The Contemporary Museum

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May 21, 2009

Architect Norman Foster Bestowed 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts

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Antiques Roadshow Discovery on View at Amon Carter Museum

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The J. Paul Getty Trust Names Maria Hummer-Tuttle to Board of Trustees

May 20, 2009

Francis Bacon's Provocative Works Featured in Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum of Art

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May 19, 2009

Kunstmuseum Moritzburg in Germany Opens Lyonel Feininger: Back in America 1937-1956

New American Wing Galleries Open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Framing Modernism Architecture & Photography in Italy 1926-1965 at the Estorick Collection

Rediscovered Masterwork by Russian Artist Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky Spearheads Sotheby's Sale

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Appoints New Head of Decorative Arts

Galician Center for Contemporary Art Opens Everywhere: Sexual Diversity Policies in Art

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Raymond R. Krueger Named Board President at the Milwaukee Art Museum

May 18, 2009

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Solo Exhibition for Philippe Perreno at Kunsthalle Zurich

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Annual Non-Members Photograpy and Graphics Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club

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