Will St. John, 1st place $10,000 prize
Susie Chism, 2nd place, $3,000 prize
Jiwoong Cheh, 3rd place, $2,000 prize
Angela Cunningham, honorable mention
Chris Waddell, honorable mention
"Will gave his sculpture a fullness and expansive quality that could be seen in the pitch of the ribcage which was angled up towards the light indicating a fullness of breath. His sculpture showed a clearer understanding of proportions and gesture grounding and weighting the standing leg and moving the force up the body with well articulated masses full of rhythm. This gave the figure a good sense of intentionality and motion. All the transitions between the body parts were well done, giving the viewer a clear understanding of sculpture's archetectonic qualities. The figure was broken down well, with a great understanding of the underlying structure. The parts fit well into the hierarchy of the whole. From a distance, the sculpture's values were in the right spots, showing that Will knows how to break down the life model into a form that explains well in sculptural terms how the body moves and reacts to gravity."
-Sabin Howard, Judge
On the Competition:
"The Competition was an amazing learning experience. Never before had I witnessed so much drive and perseverance in one group. It was a privilege working alongside such an outstanding group of professional sculptors"
-Will St. John