**For Immediate Release**
Student Art Auction To Fund Scholarships
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 02-10-06
Goodwell, OK - The 6th annual Paul
Farrell Memorial Art Auction is Saturday, Feb. 18 at
the Pickle Creek Center. The auction is a formal event
held to help Oklahoma Panhandle State University art
students acquire the tools and skills necessary to market
their art in a professional setting, similar to what
they would experience in the “real” world.
Even though students are required to dress formally, attendees
are encouraged to dress as they wish.
Viewing of the art will begin at
6:00 p.m. The banquet begins at 7:00 p.m., with the auction
following the meal. Kim’s Ribs is catering a pork
loin dinner for the event.
Proceeds from the auction benefit
the Paul Farrell scholarship fund and the Endangered
Student scholarship fund. In addition, students participating
in the auction receive a portion of the proceeds from
the pieces they sell in the form of a scholarship. Some
of the proceeds also fund equipment for the OPSU Art
Department. “Last year, students
raised $17,000,” said OPSU art instructor Bryon Test. “This
year’s goal is $20,000, and we hope to exceed it.”
Tickets are $50 per couple and $30 per individual and
are available from any Images Art Club member, the Wild
Horse Gallery or The Gallery in Guymon.
Auction items will include ceramics,
paintings, pencil drawings and art from many other mediums.
45 different student pieces will be up for bid. Plan
to attend the auction and support OPSU’s student