Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Our Portrait Sketch Competition Opens August 27! See Sixty Portraits at the Awards Party August 29!

By John Singer Sargent

Our annual three-day Portrait Sketch Competition runs August 27-29! The new event marks the end of another great summer of workshops and the fall return of our full-time and part-time students. Drop by to see some excellent portrait sketches amidst the back-to-school bustle!

In this competition, ten portrait painters will compete over three days to paint six portraits. The painters will paint each portrait in a single, four-hour session working from the same model.  A panel will judge the portraits as a group and award First and Second Place winners with prizes of $1,000 and $500, respectively.

The finalists are: Daniel Bilmes, Matthew James Collins, Kerry Dunn, Danny Ferland, David Gray, Greg Mortenson, Rick Piloco, Cesar Santos, Matthew Tarini and Joseph Todorovitch.

The event will be open to the public for daily lunch-hour viewings and for an Awards Party on the last day:
  • Lunch Hour Viewings, August 27, 28 & 29 from 1-2pm.
  • Awards Party & Final Viewing, Thursday, August 29 from 7-9pm. RSVP.
Location: GCA Studios at 20 West 44th Street (between 5th And 6th Avenues)

Watch the competition unfold on our Facebook Page where portraits will be posted daily!

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