Alla prima painting has become an exciting part of our community. We are excited to host this fun, challenging late summer event! Ten finalists selected from online applications will compete together in the same studio to paint six different models over three days. There will be a morning and an afternoon model each day:
Three day competition schedule:
Daily painting sessions: 9am-1pm; 2-6pm
Lunch break with studios open to public, 1-2pm
Awards Party on final evening, 7-9pm
Exhibition: This year, GCA is displaying the 60 final portraits in a month-long exhibition at GCA's gallery Eleventh Street Arts. Entry fees will cover the cost of returning artwork to participants when the show ends.
Eligibility: The competition is open to all artists. Students and professionals, young and old, are encouraged to apply.
Materials: The GCA will provide easels and tabourets. Finalists are asked to bring their own painting materials: oil paints, brushes, drawing board, canvas (any type). Scale of head is generally 1/2 life-sized to life-sized. Only Gamsol or Odorless Turpenoid are allowed in the studios. Turpentine and mineral spirits may not be used while at GCA.
The office will accept shipped boxes of art supplies in advance of the competition.
Email: email@example.com to arrange.
Awards: $1,000 for First Place, $500 for Second Place