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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