Monday, June 10, 2013

Announcing Drawing Competition Winners

And the Winners Are . . .

Adrienne Stanger, Katie Whipple and Josh LaRock
(Pictured Left to Right)
First Place
Joshua LaRock was awarded $10,000 and the title "Apelles"

Second Place
Katie Whipple was awarded $3,000 along with the title "Protogenes"

Third Place
Adrienne Stanger was awarded $2,000. 
There is no fabulous Greek title for third place winners at this time.

*Scroll down for photos of the final ten drawings!

We would like to thank all of the judges who generously donated their time for this competition. Painters and Instructors Scott Waddell and Travis Schlaht selected ten finalists out a total of 44 applications. Judging the final drawings were Jacob Collins, Painter and GCA Director; Perrin Stein, a Curator of Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Travis Schlaht. Applications were presented to the judges anonymously in both rounds.

Also, we'd like to enthusiastically thank all of you who followed and responded to the competition as it unfolded daily on our Facebook page. We hope this publicity will encourage even more applications next time. While we are grateful to everyone who did apply to this competition, we would love to have more applicants from the other centers of draftsmanship also dedicated to the teaching and practice of the skills necessary to create classically-inspired works.

Scroll down to view the final ten drawings. To see each drawing unfold over the five days, find us on Facebook!

First Place, Joshua LaRock, Competitor 10
"The competition was an intense experience, to be sure. It required a great deal of focus on the difficult task at hand, but there was also a real sense of fellowship among the competitors. It gives me so much hope for the continued Renaissance of our particular artistic genre to see so much talent in one place. The week was humbling and inspiring. I am optimistic that competitions like this will lead to a much- needed refinement in standards of excellence and connoisseurship, while also educating others about just how much time and effort is required in art-making."
-Joshua LaRock

Second Place, Katie Whipple, Competitor  4

Third Place, Adrienne Stanger, Competitor  6

Darren Kingsley, Competitor 1
2010 First Place Winner "Apelles"

Brendan Johnston, Competitor 2

Anthony Baus, Competitor 3

Rebecca Gray, Competitor 5
Edward Minoff, Competitor 7

Matt Mancini, Competitor 8

Patrick Byrnes, Competitor 9

*Next up . . . A Portrait Sketch Competition

This August, we are hosting a smaller prize Portrait Sketch Painting Competition and we invite you to apply.  Alla prima painting has become an exciting feature of our community and we'd like to host a fun, challenging event. Participants will paint six portraits in three days. The portraits will be judged as a group. First Place is $1,500 and Second Place is $500. There is no application Fee.

Location: GCA Studios at the ICAA
Dates: August 27 - August 29 (Tuesday - Thursday)
Daily Lunch Hour Viewings: 1-2pm, August 27, 28 & 29
Awards Party: Thursday, August 29, 7-9pm

Application Deadline: July 1. To request an application, click here.

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