Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday 5/21 Concert: Russian Piano Trios - 1pm

Join us this Sunday for Russian Piano Trios our final chamber music concert of the academic year!

Enjoy works by M. Glinka, I. Stravinsky, and A. Didorenko
Aaron Irwin, clarinet
Andy Didorenko, violin
Valeriya Sholokhova, cello
Yuliya Basis, piano

The concert will take place among the SELF PORTRAITS on display in Eleventh Street Arts. 
Click here to find a link to the show's catalog.

Doors open at 12:30pm. 
Refreshments will be served. Enjoy Mimosas, Kir Royale and mini pastries. Orange juice for the kids!

Afterwards, you are invited to tour the GCA studios to view the The 2017 Salon, a group exhibition featuring portraits, figures, casts, still lifes and landscapes of over 45 artists training in the core program at GCA and highlighting works by the graduates. Part of LIC Arts Open.

Concert tickets are $20 in advance - click here for online purchase.
$25 at the door.
$10 for 12 Years & Under.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Still Life Competition Finalists

The following twelve artists have been selected to compete in this year's Still Life Painting Competition: Liz Beard, Julie Beck, Lucas Gabriel Bononi, Kevin Müller Cisneros, Emma Christine Hirst, Samuel Shih Hao Hung, Brendan Johnston, Rodrigo Mateo, Ron Richmond, Alex Joseph Venezia, Justin Wood and Dale Zinkowski.

The Competition will be held June 22 - 27, 2017. The studios will be open for daily lunch-time viewings from 1:00-2:00pm. The awards ceremony is held Tuesday, June 27 from 7:00 - 9:00pm and is free and open to the Public. Refreshments will be served.

This year's competition judges are Tony Curanaj, William Gerdts and Sarah Lamb.

Michael Klein won the 2014 competition and was among the judges choosing the finalists.

Liz Beard: Citrus on Canvas
Julie Beck: Bones in the Ground
Lucas Gabriel Bononi: Untitled
Kevin Müller Cisneros: Wild Roses
Emma Christine Hirst: Awakening
Sam Shih Hao Hung: Family of Trinkets
Brendan Johnston: Phaesant and Wicker Basket
Rodrigo Mateo: Copper pot with apples

Ron Richmond: Exchange
Alex Joseph Venezia: Longevity

Justin Wood: Mandolin and Music

Dale Zinkowski: Sabot

Finalists will compete for 48 hours over 6 days to paint a still life. The participants will be allowed to include  a few objects of their own choosing into a composition built around some secret objects selected by the judges.

First Prize: $10,000. Second Prize: $3,000. Third Prize: $2,000.

The GCA and advent of this competition are made possible through generous support of the Morris and Alma Schapiro Foundation.

Friday, May 5, 2017

The 2017 End-of-Year Salon

The end of the year has at last dawned upon us! While most of us are excitedly gearing up for summer, the bustling bees of the studio are still buzzing with activity: creating artwork, cleaning out studio spaces, anticipating second semester critiques and senior graduation, and preparing for the end-of-year salon.

Our 2017 Salon will feature select work from our core students, showcasing the art created this past year. The dates and times are listed below.

4th year artists & upcoming graduates, Sandra Sanchez and Tsultrim Tenzin work on their paintings in one of the final poses of the year.

4th year artist & upcoming graduate, Brian West.

1st & 2nd year artists in the Friday portrait class.


Thursday, May 18th 6:00 - 9:00pm
Free & Open to the Public. Refreshments!

Saturday May 20 & Sunday May 21st 12:00 - 6pm
Free & Open to the Public.

Sunday May 21, 1-2pm 
Russian Piano Trios
Works by M. Glinka, I. Stravinsky, and A. Didorenko.
SELF PORTRAIT on display at Eleventh Street Arts
Information and tickets here.

These events are part of LIC Arts Open 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Congratulations to Jess, Dale, and Savannah!

On Thursday, April 27, Drawing New York held its First Annual Portrait and Figure Drawing Competition. GCA resident Jess Artman and core students Savannah Cuff and Dale Zinkowski were all winners in this event. Congratulations, and thank you to Drawing New York and the Salmagundi Club for hosting the competition!

Photo by Jason Wardy