2014 SCAD Seen Gala featuring honorary chair Zac Posen
Join us for a fashionable affair in support of a worthy cause. SCAD Atlanta's premier fundraiser will include a fine-art auction and feature senior fashion collections from SCAD students, while also commemorating the achievements of honorary chair Zac Posen.
Preview Party + Gala
Enjoy special hors d'oeuvres while you preview silent-auction artwork. Take advantage of the exclusive Buy-It-Now option, available only during the Preview Party.
SCAD Seen Gala
Enjoy an evening of entertainment, mingle with artists and community leaders, and help strengthen the voice of the next generation's creative talent.
Make a donation
Support SCAD students by donating artwork to the 2014 SCAD Seen Gala silent auction.
Share your SCAD Seen Gala experience
Capture the excitement of the evening on Twitter and Instagram, and tag your posts #SCADSEEN.
Celebrating its 4th year, the annual SCAD Seen Gala is the university's signature scholarship fundraising event in Atlanta. The highlight of the evening is a silent auction of original artwork — including jewelry, painting, sculpture, photographs and more — created by SCAD professors, alumni, students and friends. The night also features a showcase of fashion collections designed by senior students, as well as cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and dancing.
The honorary chair for this year's gala is famed fashion designer Zac Posen. The event is co-chaired by Veronica and Frank Biggins, Suzanne Kasler Morris and John Morris.
Creative cocktail attire
Valet parking available
Preview Party + Gala
Preview Party ticket holders enter Gallery See at 6:30 p.m. for a special first look at the silent-auction artwork.
Take advantage of the exclusive Buy-It-Now option, available only during the Preview Party.
Enjoy special hors d’oeurves.
SCAD Seen Gala
Gala ticket holders enter the main event at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy delicious delicacies while mingling with fellow fashion and art philanthropists and enthusiasts.
Silent auction ends at 9 p.m. Music and dancing continues until 10 p.m.
All proceeds from the evening support both existing and new scholarships through the university's Student Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Discounted tickets are available to alumni, faculty/staff campaign qualifying donors, and 2014 gala contributing artists.
If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to support the university's Student Scholarship Endowment Fund, please email Emily Pease, director of development, or contact her via phone at 404.253.2775.
Honorary chair Zac Posen
Zac Posen launched his eponymous collection in 2001, with a vision for modern American glamour that married couture technique with striking innovation. Envisioned in his New York atelier, Zac introduced a collection that combined legendary Hollywood glamour with a downtown sensibility, enhancing women’s natural forms and enabling them to be their most alluring, empowered selves.
Posen is known globally for his technical and artisanal craftsmanship, anatomical construction and textile manipulation. His daywear, suiting and red carpet eveningwear are infused with his bold sophistication, sexy femininity and distinctive glamour. Worn by leading women, including Uma Thurman, First Lady Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts, he has become a staple on the red carpet.
His collections have grown to include Zac Posen, ZAC Zac Posen and Z Spoke Zac Posen with offerings in handbags, accessories, eyewear and fur. The collections are found in leading department and specialty stores worldwide. In October 2013, Posen entered the bridal space with the launch of Truly Zac Posen in partnership with David’s Bridal.
In 2004, he received the André Leon Talley New Look Award at the annual SCAD Fashion Show, a juried collection of undergraduate and graduate work. In 2010, he served as School of Fashion Style Lab mentor to a select group of students.along with fellow designers Angel Sanchez, Tuleh’s Brian Bradley and Catherine Malandrino
Most recently, Posen has served as judge with Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia on Lifetime’s Project Runway, now in its twelfth season. In keeping with Posen’s commitment to mentorship in design, he has developed the Zac Posen Scholarship for Fashion Design at The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. In May of 2013, he received from The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Alumni Achievement Award.
The works listed for sale below were created by SCAD students, alumni, faculty and friends. Proceeds benefit the university's Student Scholarship Endowment Fund. For more information or to purchase, contact Terry Jackson at 525.5868.
Wendy and Neal Aronson
Lucy and Steve Cookson
James and Laurette Shaw
Susan Beallor-Snyder and Stuart Snyder
Michael Bishop and Shane Thomas
Ginny and Charles Brewer
Veronica and Frank Biggins
Arthur Blank and Angie Macuga
Cathleen Smith Bresciani
Michelle and Ben Garren
Deborah and Scott Kelly
Twinker and Keith Mason
Suzanne Kasler Morris and John Morris
Amy D. Morris Interiors
Martha Askew and Chet Tisdale
Susan and Derek Bozeman
Pam and Jamie Breen
Barbara and Robert Cargill
Leigh and Larry Connelly
Rodney and Emily Cook
Holly and Marcus Delgado
Audra Dial and Matthew Ford
Brenda and Pete Garcia
Jaime and Richard Harpootlian
Annie and PJ Johnson
Ingrid Saunders Jones
Elizabeth and Michael Klump
Marilyn and Howard Krone
Clarke and Meghan Magruder
Anna and Richard Paré
To support SCAD students by donating artwork to the 2014 SCAD Seen Gala Silent Auction, or by making a financial contribution, email Emily Pease, director of development, or contact her via phone at 404.253.2775.