Gardner-Webb to Host Annual Christmas Art Sale

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Written by Jill Blank, Communications Intern

Fundraiser to Feature Student Artwork

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Gardner-Webb University will host the annual Christmas Art Sale, featuring handmade pieces by students and other local artists, on Nov. 20-21 in the Tucker Student Center.

The sale will offer a variety of pieces, including ceramics, jewelry, knitted items, and paintings.  Many GWU students will also gain professional experience through the event, according to Susan Bell, professor of art.

“It’s an opportunity for students to experience the business side of making art,” Bell shared. “Students learn to price their work competitively and to display it.  They learn to create and manage an inventory and sales.”

Thirty percent of the proceeds will fund future activities of Gardner-Webb’s Art Club, including trips to museums such as the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art.

Current GWU students and members of the art club are invited to participate in the sale, and new exhibitors will be accepted as space is available. Faculty and community members will also offer art.

Artwork will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, and Friday, Nov. 21.

For more information, contact Bell at

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704.406.4264 or email with your request.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and to the people who think them, preparing them for professional success and for productive citizenship.