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Call for Artists & Models: Competitive Portrait Drawing


ROCK HILL, SC – Forget March Madness. Think ART Madness. The Arts Council of York County’s Competitive Portrait Drawing is a tournament style knockout battle that begins with sixteen artists paired off in sets of two. Each pair is in competition to create their best portrait of a model with just five minutes on the clock. Pencils down at the sound of the buzzer. The model in each pairing serves as judge and jury, choosing their favorite of the two portraits drawn of them. The winning artist from each pair then moves on to the next round until only two artists remain. The final two artists go head-to-head in Round 4, with the decision going to the final model of the evening. The winning artist of the competition is crowned champion and is awarded the $100 grand prize.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 | 6 – 7 PM

Center for the Arts | 121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730

NEEDED | 16 artists | 15 models

ARTISTS | No Fee to Participate

Email Michael Gentry, Gallery Manager, mgentry@yorkcountyarts.org

MODELS | $10 sitting fee

Register online at yorkcountyarts.org/competitiveportraitdrawing

Each model serves as the judge of their match! After sitting for their portraits, the models will choose their favorite portrait of themselves, and the winning artist will move on to the next round. Models will be able to pick up their portraits after November 25.

Round 1 | 16 artists paired off in 8 sets, sketching/drawing 8 models

Round 2 | 8 artists paired off in 4 sets, sketching/drawing 4 models

The 8 artists competing in Round 2 are the winning artists from Round 1

Round 3 | 4 artists paired off in 2 sets, sketching/drawing 2 models

The 4 artists competing in Round 3 are the winning artists from Round 2

Round 4 | 2 artists go head-to-head, drawing a single model

The 2 artists competing in Round 4 are the winning artists from Round 3

Competitive Portrait Drawing is organized by the Arts Council of York County. It is a part of the Friday Arts Project’s 2019 ART PARTY. More info at artparty.fridayartsproject.org.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at (803)328-2787, by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or visit our webpage at https://www.yorkcountyarts.org.