Thursday, June 1, 2017

Congratulations to the Competition Winners


The Grand Ballroom was abuzz with excitement and anticipation as the winners of 19th annual International Portrait Competition were announced.  The twenty-three finalists from around the world were present with their original art work for display and final judging.  Over $100,000 in cash and prizes were awarded.  Congratulations to all the 2017 International Portrait Competition winners.



Congratulations to the 2017 The Art of the Portrait International Competition Winners

 William F. Draper Grand Prize & People's Choice Recipient

David Kassan, Love and Resilience, Portrait of Louise and Lazar Farkas, Survivors of the Shoah
An impromptu speech by David Kassan

First Place Painting

Ming Yu, In Bvlag

First Place Sculpture

Susan Wakeen, Marcy

First Place Drawing

Sookyi Lee, Bridget

Second Place

Johanna Harmon, Messengers

Third Place

Casey Childs, Take These Broken Wings

Fourth Place

Paul Newton, Self-Portrait-Dark Night of the Soul

Fifth Place

 
Mary Sauer, Caitlin

First Honors

Tracy Ference, This is Marshall

Second Honors

Matteo Caloiaro, Juli's Kitchen


Certificates of Exceptional Merit

 (Shown in alphabetical order)

    
A Fleeting Moment, Anna Rose Bain


   
Abby, John Borowicz


Shuhai Cao, A Bunch of Roses


 
Chung-Wei Chien, Watching


Seth Haverkamp, Fireflies


 
Pramod Kurlekar, Determination


Greg Mortenson, The Butterfly Effect


Ricky Mujica, Father


Caleb O'Connor, Deontay Wilder


Brooke Olivares, The Purple Orchid


Stephen Perkins, Henry Hensche Memorial

Jennifer Welty, Presley


Melinda Whitmore, Suspension



















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