Announcing our 2016 Winners for our 18th annual The Art of the Portrait:
William F. Draper Grand Prize Winner: Michael Klein
First Place Painting: Brooke Olivares
First Place Drawing: Olga Krimon
First Place Scultpure: Alicia Ponzio
Second Place: Casey Childs
Third Place: Adam Vinson
Fourth Place & People's Choice Award: Rose Frantzen
Fifth Place: Jeremy Manyik
First Honor Award: Seth Haverkamp
Second Honor Award: Aapo Pukk
Awards of Exceptional Merit (alpha order):
Dominic Avant, Matteo Caloiaro, Rick Casali, Casey Childs, Carla Crawford, Michelle Dunaway, Deon Duncan, Jeffery Hein, Amy Kann, Katie O'Hagan, Pramod Kurlekar, Susan O'Neill, Jim Salvati, Mary Sauer, Adrienne Stein and Dan Thompson.
These artists brought their original art work to the conference for exhibition and final awards, which was presented at the Gala Awards & Banquet, Saturday evening, April 16, 2016.
William F. Draper Grand Prize Winner
Michael Klein NYC Entrepreneur, oil on panel, 38x28"
First Place Painting:
Brooke Olivares Carlotta Olivares, oil, 36x36"
First Place Drawing:
Olga Krimon Yin and Yang, charcoal and graphite, 18x24"
First Place Sculpture:
Alicia Ponzio Portrait Study I: Mr. Koch plaster on wooden base, 20x10x10"
Casey Childs Phylis VanderNaald, oil on linen, 20x16"
Adam Vinson Social Commentary, oil on panel, 10x10"
Fourth Place & People's Choice Award
Rose Frantzen Locket, oil on panels, 45x28x28"
Jeremy Manyik Acacia, oil on board, 16x16"
First Honor Award:
Seth Haverkamp House and Home, oil on linen, 24x32"
Second Honor Award:
Aapo Pukk Self Portrait, oil, 32.3x31"
Dominic Avant Patience, oil on linen, 30x40"
Matteo Caloiaro Nonna's Garden, oil, 24x30"
Rick Casali, Jr. Self Portrait, bronze resin with wood base 24x14x9"
Carla Crawford Roxanne, oil on linen, 30x40"
Michelle Dunaway Reverence, oil on linen, 16x22"
Deon Duncan Sphynx, cast hydrostone, 19x12.5x7"
Jeff Hein Amber, oil on linen panel, 16x12"
Amy Kann Transition, Carved marble, 19x17"
Katie O'Hagan Deflection, oil on linen, 32x32"
Pramod Kurlekar Radha, oil, 43x43"
Susan O'Neill Figura, charcoal, 9x25"
Jim Salvati Pool, oil, 35x40"
Mary Sauer I Wandered as a Lonely Cloud, oil on linen, 30x30"
Adrienne Stein Olivia, Acrylic on canvas, 30x36"
Dan Thompson, Ace, Graphite on paper, 23x29"