Bluecanvas, Scion, Epson and Art Supply Warehouse have created a partnership to highlight Art Schools from across the nation. Scion's constant search for creativity and innovation lends itself to a natural support of emerging artists and their many passions. Through collaborations such as these between Scion, Bluecanvas, Epson, Art Supply Warehouse and the Art Schools, we want to provide a voice for emerging artists.

Bluecanvas Magazine Issue 9 proudly featured the School of Visual Arts (SVA). Located in the heart of New York City-a world capital of art, design, and culture-the School of Visual Arts is widely recognized as one of the finest colleges of arts in the country for its innovative and experimental program philosophies and its unparalleled faculty of professional artists.

SVA's student body is comprised of more than 4,200 creative talents from around the country and the globe: 3,650 undergraduates pursuing a BFA in one of eight departments ranging from advertising to interior design, and 564 graduate students enrolled in 16 distinctive programs. In addition, the Division of Continuing Education enrolls more than 2,327 students in day, evening, and weekend classes. Students who choose SVA are often attracted by the breadth and professional standing of its faculty, the passion of its student body, the rigors of its curriculum, and the industry standards within its studio. They study in an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling them to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

SVA counts some of the world's greatest artists among its alumni. Many thousands of them constitute the core of New York City's creative community; thousands of others can be found throughout the United States and in over thirty countries around the world. Some notable alumni include fine artists Inka Essenhigh, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Keith Haring, Suzanne McClelland, Elizabeth Peyton, Alexis Rockman, Kenny Scharf, Gary Simmons and Sarah Sze; photographers Guy Aroch, Renée Cox, Justine Kurland and Lorna Simpson. Others include Paul Davis (principal Paul Davis Studio), Sal DeVito (creative director, DeVito/Verdi), and Patrick McDonnell (creator, Mutts comic strip).

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