Here are the details (from the GCA blog):
In this competition, ten portrait painters will compete over three days to paint six portraits. The painters will paint each portrait in a single, four-hour session working from the same model. A panel will judge the portraits as a group and award First and Second Place winners with prizes of $1,000 and $500, respectively.
The finalists are: Daniel Bilmes, Matthew James Collins, Kerry Dunn, Danny Ferland, David Gray, Greg Mortenson, Rick Piloco, Cesar Santos, Matthew Tarini and Joseph Todorovitch.
The event will be open to the public for daily lunch-hour viewings and for an Awards Party on the last day:
- Lunch Hour Viewings, August 27, 28 & 29 from 1-2pm.
Location: GCA Studios at 20 West 44th Street (between 5th And 6th Avenues)
- Awards Party & Final Viewing, Thursday, August 29 from 7-9pm.RSVP.
Oil on prepared paper