Monday, June 1, 2015

LIVE Figure Sculpture Competition June 7-11!

Eleven sculptors chosen from an online application process will be sculpting the same model in a marathon contest at GCA lasting forty hours over five days. The competition will run June 7 - 11. This type of live competition is based on similar competitions or concours held in the 19th century.

2008 Figure Sculpture Competition
A panel of judges will award prizes to the three best sculptures: $10,000 for the Grand Prize, $3,000 for Second Place and $2,000 for Third Place.

The competing sculptors from around the country and overseas are:
Joey Bainer, Emily Bedard, Sue Chism, Zoe Dufour, Hiro Kawabata, Anna Lee-Hoelzle, Griff Leek, Charlie Mostow, Leroy Transfield, Sam Worley and Shangxi Zhu.

2009 Awards Viewing

2015 Figure Sculpture Competition Events:
The competition will be held in our Long Island City studio. Events are free and open to the public and include an Awards Party on the evening of Thursday, June 11. Also, the competition studio will be open for daily viewings of the works-in-progress during the 1-2pm lunch break.

Awards Party & Final Viewing
June 11
7-10pm (Awards announced by 8pm)

Daily Lunch Hour Viewings
Sunday, June 7 - Thursday, June 11
No RSVP, just drop in!

GCA held its first live competition in sculpture in 2008.  Since then, the competition has broadened to include Figure Drawing (up next summer 2016), and Still Life Painting (summer 2017) in a three-year rotation.

A more informal 3-day competition in Portrait Sketch will be held in October, 2015. The date will be announced soon! Prizes are $1,500 and $500.

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