Saturday, April 24, 2010

PSA 2010 Winners Revealed



WILLIAM F. DRAPER GRAND PRIZE

Harry Ahn


BEST OF SHOW

Galina Perova


FIRST PLACE

Scott Burdick


SECOND PLACE

Ellen Cooper


FIRST HONOR

Mardie Rees


HONOR AWARD

Tim Norman

Lea Colie Wight

Kate Sammons

Jeremy Lipking

Nancy Guzik


AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL MERIT

Michael Klein

Adrain Gottlieb

Jennifer Welty

Michele Dunaway

Ryan Brown

David Kassan


PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

Jeremy Lipking (followed closely by Harry Ahn)


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!


2010 Portrait Society Finalists- Cast Your Vote!


Attendees of this year's Portrait Society of America Conference have until 2:00 PM today (Saturday) to cast their votes for their favorite piece of art among the 2010 Finalists, but you have all day. Cast your vote in the poll at left and let's see how your opinions compare to the judges, and to this year's attendees.


HARRY AHN
Portrait of Richard Hunt
Oil 56" x 69"


RYAN BROWN
The Young Art Historian
Oil 42" x 48"


SCOTT BURDICK
Quaker Gap Portrait
Oil 40" x 60"


ELLEN COOPER
Emma (triptych)
Oil 16" x 48"


MICHELLE DUNAWAY
Katie and Jenni
Oil 20" x 30"


ADRIAN GOTTLIEB
Elysian Park
Oil 24" x 36"


NANCY GUZIK
Katrina
Oil 30" x 36"


DAVID KASSAN
Laura and Lisa Genné
Oil 48" x 50"


MICHAEL KLEIN
The Wash Girl
Oil 33.5" x 43.5"


JEREMY LIPKING
Danielle
Oil 24" x 44"




TIM NORMAN
Parisian Bookseller
Oil 30" x 46"


GALINA PEROVA
The Brothers Christiansen
Oil 48" x 72"


MARDIE REES
Truth Beloved
Bronze, 13" x 15.5" x 17.5"


KATE SAMMONS
Portrait of Emma
Oil, 11" x 14"


JENNIFER WELTY
The Red Taffeta Skirt
Oil, 44" x 44"


LEA WIGHT
Self Portrait
Oil, 16" x 20"





2010 Face-Off People's Choice Winner- Rose Frantzen



Rose Frantzen was chosen from among the Face-Off painters to do a demonstration Saturday morning. She is seen here painting fellow artist, Tony Pro.


Portrait Society of America 2010- Day 2


Michael Shane Neal gave a great presentation on The Power of Persistence and how talent, without hard work, won't be enough to make you a success. As usual, his speech was full of Southern charm, humor, and inspiration.


The 2010 Finalists' Room


Vendor Area


Rose Frantzen chatting with Nancy Guzik while she sets her palette


Frantzen doing a portrait demonstration with sitter Alexey Steele


Rose is "blasting"!





Artist Alexey Steele, and editor of The New Criterion, James Panero


Author and museum director, Dr. Vern Swanson, Artist and teacher Jacob Collins, and moderator, artist Jeremy Lipking

Jeremy Lipking organized and moderated a panel discussion about the mainstream media's disdain of the current trends and growth in the realist movement. Panelists Collins, Swanson, Panero, and Steele discussed the state of art criticism, financial trends in Modernist art, and the term "Contemporary" and it's implications in the Realist Revolution.

Lipking, Steele, Tony Pro, Scott Burdick and many other artists have taken the cause of Realism to their hearts, organizing Realist artists in hopes that, as a group, we will gain a stronger footing in today's museums, schools, and marketplace. They are employing modern technology and free access to information to increase the public's awareness that Realism is a vibrant and valid aspect of the contemporary art world. Yesterday's discussion was broadcast via a live web stream, and more discussions and presentations are planned for the near future.


Buyers lining up for the 6x9 Mystery Art Sale in Reston Pavilion


The paintings unveiled!


(L-R) Artists Linda Tracey Brandon, Rachel Constantine, Nicole Desmond, Amy Kann, and Jessica VanDenburg


2010 Portrait Society Face-Off



On the opening night, 15 artists painted simultaneously, three each to a model. These were the pieces after approximately 2 1/2 hours. The paintings go to auction, and the artist with the most popular piece gave a painting demonstration on Saturday morning.


DAWN WHITELAW

PEGGY BAUMGAERTNER

VASUDEO KAMATH

GORDON WETMORE

JEAN-PAUL TIBBLES

WENDY CAPORALE

THOMAS NASH

CHRIS SAPER

JUDITH CARDUCCI

ROB LIBERACE

ANTHONY RYDER

CLAYTON J. BECK III

JAMIE McMAHAN

BART LINDSTROM

ROSE FRANTZEN


Friday, April 23, 2010

Portrait Society of America 2010- Day 1


Opening Night Face-Off

Gordon Wetmore, Jean-Paul Tibbles, and Wendy Caporale


Wende Carporale


Dawn Whitelaw, Peggy Baumgaertner, and Vasudeo Kamath


Judith Carducci


Thomas Nash and Chris Saper


Robert Liberace and Anthony Ryder


Clayton Beck III


Anthony Ryder


Robert Liberace


Rose Frantzen


Jamie McMahan and Bart Lindstrom


Rose Frantzen