Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Jessica Artman & Savannah Tate Cuff tie the Sixth Structure Prix

With our Full-time Core Program starting up again in just one week, let's flashback and finally honor on our blog, the winners of the final Structure Prix for the 2015-16 year. Yes, winners-we had another tie!

Instructor Colleen Barry wrote the following critiques.

"Jessica's drawing is an accurate depiction of the proportion of the model. I love her handling of the hatch marks in the arm and torso. She has employed a successful control of her values and compression in the light areas. There exists a believable structural connection of the arm and the torso. Not to mention a successful depiction of the foreshortening of the arm. The head is both expressive, beautiful and honest to the models likeness. Overall a stunning work of draftsmanship."

detail of drawing by Jessica Artman
drawing by Jessica Artman
"Savannah's drawing is award winning for its naturalistic form rendering in the torso, the stunning portrait, the excellent representation of the model's proportion and the wonderful compression of values in the light areas. There is also a very beautiful expressive handling of the hatch marks in the arm, torso and head. Excellent structure of the deltoid and pectoral area."

detail of drawing by Savannah Tate Cuff
drawing by Savannah Tate Cuff
This is the sixth time the Structure Prix has been awarded in the spirit of inspiring healthy competition among peers as inspired by weekly cash prizes at the Academy Julien in Paris during the 19th Century. The seventh winner(s) will be announced mid-October 2016.

Jon Brogie and Kevin Müller Cisneros won the fifth prize in April 2016.
Sandra Sanchez won the fourth prize in March 2016.
Katie Engberg won the third prize in February 2016.
Raina Dai won the second prize in November 2015.
Kevin Müller Cisneros won the first prize in October 2015. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Artists on MET Breuer's "Unfinished" Exhibition: Epoch Times Article

Join Milene Fernandez and Epoch Times for a stroll through the MET Breuer's "Unfinished" exhibition in the company of GCA Founder and Artistic Director Jacob Collins, along with Jordan Sokol, artist and Academic Director of the Florence Academy of Art - US Branch in NJ, GCA artists and instructors Brendan Johnston, Sam Hung, Sally Fama Cochrane, artist Edmond Rochat and Amaya Gurpide, a principal instructor at Florence Academy in NJ.

What Unfinished Masterpieces Say to Living Artists: 
Spotlight on the third floor of the MET Breuer's Unfinished Exhibition.