Thursday, October 8, 2009

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition exhibition at The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery will be on view from Oct. 23 through Aug. 22, 2010. My drawing "Jana" will be on display.

From the Portait Gallery's website:

“The second Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition represents a significant milestone for the National Portrait Gallery,” said Martin Sullivan, director of the museum. “We opened the entries to all visual arts media and received a wonderful response.”

The competition received 3,300 entries in a variety of visual arts media, from digital animation and video to large-scale drawings, prints and photographs and a plethora of painted and sculpted portraits. It was open to artists working in the United States who had created portraits after Jan. 1,2007, in any visual art form. The exhibition of the finalists’ works includes paintings, sculpture, drawings, photographs and video.

External jurors for the competition were Wanda M. Corn, professor emerita in art history at Stanford University; Kerry James Marshall, artist; Brian O’Doherty, artist and critic; and Peter Schjeldahl, art critic for The New Yorker. Jurors from the National Portrait Gallery were Martin E. Sullivan, director; Carolyn K. Carr, deputy director and chief curator; and Brandon Brame Fortune, curator of painting and sculpture.

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition is a triennial event that invites figurative artists to submit entries in all media to be considered for prizes and display at the National Portrait Gallery. During the exhibition, museum and Web site visitors can vote for their favorite pieces as part of the “People’s Choice Award,” and winners of this part of the competition will be announced Jan. 24, 2010. The endowment from the late Virginia Outwin Boochever has enabled the museum to conduct a national portrait competition and exhibition that encourages artists to explore the art of portraiture.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Direct Art Magazine

My work is on the cover of Direct Art Vol. 16 (as well as a 6 page spread) which is out now.
You can find it at Borders or B&N or order it online here

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Corcoran Juried Alumni Exhibition

My drawing The Theatre will be on exhibit here:

Corcoran Juried Alumni Exhibition 2009
Gallery 31
September 23-October 18

Closing Reception: Friday, October 16, 6-8 pm
North Atrium

Monday, February 16, 2009

Portrait Competition

I was selected as one of the semifinalists in the National Portrait Gallery's Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, the final judging will take place later in the year. Along with a few of the other semifinalists I was given the opportunity to write a biweekly blog about my work for their website. You can view it here:

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fetal Position

Fetal Position
Ink on Board, 20x32 in.