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Graphicstudio Master Printer Tom Pruitt gives a demonstration to a tour of art students from Howard W. Blake High School. Photo: Will Lytch

USF Institute for Research in Art
2019–2020 Director’s Circle

Be our VIP at the center of contemporary art and culture!


July 19, 2019


Dear VIP/Director’s Circle Member,

I am so grateful to all who so generously support our exhibitions, educational programs and artist residencies. I invite you to enjoy unparalleled access to the art of our time by giving to the USF Institute for Research in Art and become a VIP/Director’s Circle member for the 2019-2020 season!

We welcome gifts at any level. Consider making an online gift to our exhibition and educational programs at You may also write a check made payable to the USF Foundation and return it in the enclosed envelope.

I welcome you to contact me to explore other ways to give that would be meaningful to you, such as a pledge to ACE (Art for Community Engagement), becoming a member of Graphicstudio’s Research Partners (known as our subscribers), contributing to the CAM endowment, underwriting student internships, sponsoring an artist or scholar talk, sponsoring an exhibition,or a naming gift for a gallery at CAM.

The Institute for Research in Art is dedicated to researching and bringing leading artists to our USF students and contributing to the changing cultural landscape of the Tampa Bay community. Please review the abbreviated list of our VIP/Director’s Circle events for 2019-2020. We will send you invitations with more details about each program.

I look forward to sharing our 2019-2020 season with you. Please save the dates for our special VIP events.

Best wishes, 

Margaret A. Miller
Director, USF Institute for Research in Art


VIP/Director’s Circle Events 2019-2020 Season

Friday, September 6, 2019
After Party at home of Margaret Miller following CAM reception for The Return of the Real exhibition.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
VIP Reception at the Tampa Theatre before artist talk with Alex Da Corte: Stink! Stank! Stunk!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Reception, talk and art viewing with artists Nick Cave and Bob Faust at Tampa International Airport.

October 21-23, 2019
Travel to New York for Print Week, studio visits, Graphicstudio auction preview at Christie’s and IFPDA Art Fair at the Javits.

December 4-5, 2019
Travel to South Beach Miami, VIP tickets and guided tour of art fairs including INK and Art Basel Miami Beach.

Friday, January 17, 2020
After Party at home of Margaret Miller following CAM reception for Sponge Exchange + FloodZone exhibitions.

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Artist Conversation and book release with artist Anastasia Samoylova at Oxford Exchange.

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Reception and Artist Talks with the graduating USF MFAs at the home of Tina Worrall.

Saturday, May 2, 2020
Reception and demonstrations at Graphicstudio’s annual Benefit Sale.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Never Say Gala at CAM, candlelight viewing of Bosco Sodi’s installation Vers L’Espagne followed by an exclusive dinner prepared by an acclaimed Mexican chef.