1st Place – Will St. John
2nd Place – Angela Cunningham
1st Place – Carla Crawford
2nd Place – Emilie Lee
This year’s awards in the figure category were based primarily on a group of figure works. Will’s figure painting over the last year displays a deep understanding of the human form and conveys a mood that transcends academic study while showing a commitment to a classical aesthetic. Angela’s figure drawings are a meditation on form, expertly supported by a foundation of solid anatomy. From her figure drawing to figure sculpture to cast painting, she is developing into the sort of well-rounded artist rarely seen over the past century.
This year’s awards in the cast category were based on the completion of a single spectacular piece. Carla displayed constant focus during class and did some of the best block in and form work seen this year. Emilie chose one of the most difficult casts and inspired us all with her patience and perseverance to bring her piece to successful completion.
GCA Scholarship Committee
Santiago by Will St. John, 16x20, oil on linen, 2008
Ana Nina, by Angela Cunningham, graphite on paper, 2008
detail of figure sculpture by Angela Cunningham, 2008
Winged Victory by Carla Crawford, graphite on paper, 2008
Laocoon by Emilie Lee, graphite on paper, 2008