Monday, December 10, 2007

The Grand Central Academy of Art at the Institute is proud to announce a new figure modeling competition for artists from across the world leading the way today in the growing renewal of classical figurative sculpture. A distinguished international jury will award three prizes from among the twelve finalists: $10,000 for first place; $3000 for second; and $2,000 for third. The competition is open to all figurative sculptors. Applicants at the advanced student and professional level will be considered. Finalist participants will be selected on the basis of their modeling ability and demonstrated aspiration to make beautiful, excellent classical sculpture. The twelve finalists will be selected from the online applicants to participate in a 40-hour concurs held at the GCA Sculpture Studio at 20 West 44th Street in Manhattan from Monday, June 2 until Friday, June 6, 2008, when the winners will be selected by the attending jury. Those competing will each model a 32" figure from life. A model will pose accordingly for eight hours a day. The prize ceremony will follow immediately at a special event held Friday evening. The general public will be invited to view the competition after 5:00pm all week.
Application deadline April 1, 2008
Finalist Notification by April 15, 2008
To be emailed the application, write to: grandcentralacademy@gmail.com