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Open Sketch Night this Thursday, Aug. 13

Posted 08.12.15

Thurs. August 13th 6-9pm
Free and open to the public!

A portrait model will pose 6 to 9pm. No RSVP needed, just ring our doorbell & come into the studio. Bring your own drawing and painting materials. We have easels, tabourets and wooden horses. Use only Odorless mineral spirits, please. 

Apply to our Core Program!

Posted 07.20.15

Applications are due October 1 for Winter 2016 Admission. Study in our full time, four-year program! Applications for September 2016 admission are due February 1. Questions? Email

Open Sketch Tonight 6-9pm!

Posted 06.18.15

Drop in tonight, 6-9pm, June 18 to sketch the portrait! Free and open to the public. Upcoming...mark your calendar for July 9 (figure) and August 13 (portrait) - both 6-9pm at GCA!

Live Figure Sculpting Competition!

Posted 06.01.15

Join us June 7-11 as 11 sculptors compete to sculpt a model for forty hours over five day! Prizes of $10,000, $3,000 and $2,000 will be awarded at an Awards Party on Thursday, June 11, 7-10pm. Final sculptures will be on view. Drop in Sunday-Thursday 1-2pm for daily Lunch Hour Viewings of the work-in-progress. Open to the public!

Student Exhibition May 29th

Posted 05.22.15

Join us for our End-of-Year Exhibition 6:30-9:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Featuring cast, portrait, figure, still life and landscape paintings, drawings and sculptures.

Selected works for sale. The disco ball starts spinning at 9:31pm.

Gallery Opening: Friday May 15th 6-9pm

Posted 05.13.15

Join us for the opening reception of NUDE: a figure drawing exhibition. Friday, May 15th 6-9pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Curated by artist Colleen Barry, NUDE convenes twenty-five leaders of the contemporary realist revival for a drawing show that celebrates the human form.

Gallery Show: Drawings of Anthony Baus Opening on Friday, April 17th

Posted 04.13.15

Join us from 6-9pm at Eleventh Street Arts at Grand Central Atelier for a unique exhibition featuring over over thirty pen and ink drawings realized in a traditional manner.  A selection of drawings probes the richness of New York City's Gilded Age architecture, while a collection of compositional sketches and thumbnails offers a rare window into the early stages of picture-making. 

Emilie Lee Presentation: Wed. April 8th 5:30-6:30pm

Posted 04.08.15

From Inspiration to Expedition
In this presentation, Emilie Lee will introduce her upcoming project that combines adventure, science, and art on the great plains of Northern Montana. Geared towards an audience of fellow artists, this talk will focus on how she developed her idea which was sparked by an article she read in Bloomberg News last October. Emilie will discuss the entrepreneurial aspects of being an artist and share what she’s learned about writing a proposal, collaborating with partners, and laying the groundwork for a successful painting expedition. In the GCA lounge.

Steve Bass Lecture: Wed. April 1st

Posted 03.27.15

5:30-6:30pm. Five Orders of architecture formed the physical background of Greek and Roman civilization, and the visual context of modern classical painting.  Architect Steve Bass will introduce this ancient visual language and illustrate its appearance in painting. A preview of his upcoming Saturday class. 5:30-6:30pm in our lounge. 

Katie Whipple Lecture this Friday, March 20

Posted 03.17.15

Please join us this Friday, March 20th for an evening celebrating Italy! Alma Schapiro Prize winner Katie G. Whipple will give a presentation about her eight months traveling Italy, studying the old masters, and making the transition from student of the Atelier to student of History. Accompanying the lecture Whipple and her husband, resident GCA artist Brendan Johnston, will display works made during their travels in the Eleventh Street Arts gallery space. 

"Painting Italy: Lessons of History and Land" 
Friday, March 20th
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

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