Saturday, May 26, 2012

Art of the Portrait 2012: And the Winners Are . . .


DRAPER GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Julio Reyes
Tread Softly
42 X 63 in.


Congratulations to Julio Reyes for winning the William F. Draper Grand Prize in the 2012 Art of the Portrait International Portrait Competition!  This year's judges, artists Mary Whyte and Daniel Greene, and Brandon Fortune  – Curator of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery –  had a difficult task in making their decisions, but the prize could not have gone to a nicer and more appreciative and more deserving artist than Reyes.  

And Underpaintings readers called it –  the Popular Choice vote went to Casey Baugh, who also won an award of Exceptional Merit.

Cheers to all of the finalists on your awards!


PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Casey Baugh
Composing
12 X 20 in.
oil on canvas


BEST OF SHOW
Mary Sauer
Anna
40 X 30 in.
oil on canvas


FIRST PLACE
Alexandra Tyng
Year at Sea
68 X 46 in.
oil on linen


SECOND PLACE
David Kassan
Portrait of My Dad
32 X 25 in.
oil on panel


FIRST HONORS
Lynn Sanguedolce
Tom Poynor in the Studio
68 X 50 in.
oil on canvas


HONOR AWARD
Greg Mortenson
Orveda
20 X 16 in.
oil on linen


HONOR AWARD
James Tennison
Marguerite
30 X 27 in.
oil


HONOR AWARD
Katherine McNenly
The Beekeeper
24 X 20 in.
oil on linen


HONOR AWARD
Paul Wyse
Max
26 X 22 in.
oil on linen


HONOR AWARD
Gavin Gardner
Kalos Kai Agathos
13 X 7¾ in.
cast stone bas-relief


EXCEPTIONAL MERIT
Thomas Reis
The Reader
30 X 34 in.
oil on canvas


EXCEPTIONAL MERIT
David Gluck
The Trapper
30 X 24 in.
oil on canvas


EXCEPTIONAL MERIT
Aapo Pukk
Paul
38 X 31 in.
oil on canvas


EXCEPTIONAL MERIT
Matthew James Collins
Richard Serrin
life-size
terracotta


EXCEPTIONAL MERIT
Nick Alm
Insomnia - At the Edge of the Bed
35 X 27 in.
oil on canvas


EXCEPTIONAL MERIT
John Ebersberger
Avie
27 X 19 in.
oil on linen


EXCEPTIONAL MERIT
Stephen Early
I Wanna be Adored #3
30 X 36 in.
oil on linen


EXCEPTIONAL MERIT
Hsin-Yao Tseng
I Never Told You
30 X 20 in.
oil on canvas


EXCEPTIONAL MERIT
Marina Dieul
La grande aile
52 X 52 in.
oil on linen




9 comments:

Helen Ström said...

Beautiful works! Thanks for sharing!

Jason de Graaf said...

Cool. Mary Sauer's "Anna" painting is my favourite of those.

David Gluck said...

You know, I have feelings Jason (runs to bedroom to cry and bury his face in ice cream)

Jason de Graaf said...

Maybe you shouldn't have made a painting so manly that it makes me insecure David!

Fondly, Caitlin said...

I keep waiting for the little girl in Casey Baugh's
"Composing" to blink.

Fantastic talent all around. Congrats to the winners.

Jason Drake said...

For those of use who cannot attend this year, thanks for your quick reporting and posting great images of these paintings.

Beth said...

I don't know how the judges managed to decide between these paintings.

Lisa Argentieri said...

I am so happy to learn that Julio won the Grand Prize, well done and well deserved! I am so happy for him :)

Flogistix said...

wow. .. a very nice painting. . I really love it. . thanks a lot for sharing it to us. . .
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