|For a little inspiration, here is a drawing by Colleen Barry.|
Applications for our live, five-day Figure Drawing Competition are due on Tuesday, March 15!
(Good news! We do have an artist grace period. A March 15 deadline really means March 16.)
This 40-hour competition takes place over 5 days in the same studio, from the same model. Competition dates are July 2 - 6. The judging, Awards Ceremony and Public Viewing of the final drawings will take place on the evening of July 6.
Ten finalists will be selected to participate.
Click here for an application! Click here for details on our website.
Thanks to the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund's generosity, GCA is honored to be able to award a $10,000 Grand Prize, along with a $3,000 Second Place Prize and a $2,000 Third Place Prize to three artists for the three best drawings as selected by the 3-judge panel.
A little history...
In 2010, the year this competition debuted, Darren Kingsley won First Place and was bestowed the Title "Apelles." Will St. John won 2nd Place and the title "Protogenes."
Click here for a blog post from 2010 showing the winning drawings!
In 2011, the competition was cancelled because of Hurricane Irene.
In 2013, Joshua LaRock won the First Place and title"Apelles", Katie Whipple won 2nd Place and the title Protogenes. Adrienne Stanger won Third Place.
Click here for a 2013 blog post showing all ten final drawings!
We still need a Greek Title for THIRD PLACE! Send suggestions to: email@example.com
What's the story behind the titles Apelles and Protogenes? Well, artist Scott Waddell, who initiated this competition, was inspired by the following story and we ran with it:
The Story of Apelles and Protogenes:
Maybe YOU will win this year. You have to apply first!
Deadline is March 15