PORTRAIT

FIRST PLACE – PORTRAIT

KT EISLER
That Perfect Night, 2020
Oil on canvas, 36 x 48, $2,800
Artwork price is negotiable with the artist. If buyer would like to purchase at face-value, artist will donate 50% to a local arts organization.
Instructor: Mark Kang-O’Higgins

Juror’s statement: Reality pushes against playacting; color and light are dramatic; persona and placement are nicely off kilter; fake fur never looked so fake
SECOND PLACE – PORTRAIT

NOAH COTTER
Quarantine Self (from life), 2020
Trois Crayons (Pitt Pastels), 11 x 8, $600
Instructors: Juliette Aristides, John Zadrozny, David Dwyer

Juror’s statement: Wonderful technique; enigmatic, doubtful frown; restraint in character and color
THIRD PLACE – PORTRAIT

ALEKSANDRA SARONJIC
Abundance, 2020
Pastel, 11 x 17, NFS
Instructor: Mark Kang-O’Higgins

Juror’s statement: A quiet demeanor is not overpowered by multiple textiles and shadows
BEST OF GAGE AWARD

AISLYNN UNDERWOOD
Self Portrait, 2020
Oil, 18 x 14, NFS
Instructor: Jim Phalen

Juror’s statement: This self-portrait became Best of Gage for many of these traits—subtle colors that distinguish flesh and hair from from abstract patterns; an enigmatic, somewhat distrusting, sidelong expression; a tense hand that moves skin into darkness; and attributes that emphasize the senses—earphones that muffle sound, lips that barely part, and eyes encircled by black glasses. This last focuses my thoughts on vision, the artist’s primary tool.
MICHELE STECKLER
Don’t Mess with Laura, 2020
Graphite, 6 x 9, $200
Instructor: Geoff Flack
CARA WESTON
Dad, 2020
Graphite, 11 X 14, NFS
Instructor: Geoff Flack
IRENE RAJAGOPAL
Portrait Study, 2020
Graphite, 8 x 11, NFS
Instructor: Geoff Flack
THÉO POLYMORPHOS
Unmasked, 2020
Charcoal, 15 x 18, NFS
Instructor: Tenaya Sims
BREANN CLIFFORD
Self-Portrait in a Fancy Dress, 2020
Charcoal, 18 x 24, NFS
Instructor: Juliette Aristides
DIANE SCHNEIDER
Of Queens Gardens, 2020
Oil paint, 28 x 20, price upon inquiry
Instructor: Tenaya Sims
JACKSON DARGIE
A Girl (Mastercopy after Frederic Leighton), 2020
Oil on linen canvas, 16 x 11, inquire price with artist
Instructors: Juliette Aristides, John Zadrozny, David Dwyer
WILL DARGIE
Self-portrait in Covid-19, 2020
Oil, 14 x 16, NFS
Instructor: Juliette Aristides
FARIDA ABEDEEN
Self Portrait, 2020
Pastel, 19 x 25, NFS
Instructor: Juliette Aristides
JILL LESSIG
Self portrait in a pandemic, 2020
Oil on board, 20 x 16, NFS
Instructor: Jim Phalen
ANITA HULBURT
Adhara, 2020
Oil paint, 11 x 14, NFS
Instructor: Aron Hart
ADAM WARDELL
Man in oil, 2019
Oil on canvas, 18 x 24, NFS
Instructor: Nicholas Enevoldsen
ELLEN KENDALL
Portrait of a Young Woman, 2019
Oil, 11 × 14, NFS
Instructor: Aron Hart
MADDY SHAW
Envision, 2020
Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 20, NFS
Instructors: Grace Flott, Jim Phalen
CORY GERMAN
Aftermath, 2020
Oil on board, 20 x 30, $950
Instructor: Mark Kang-O’Higgins
STEPHEN GALEY
Uncle Henry, 2020
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20, NFS
Instructor: Mark Kang-O’Higgins
RACHEL SOLIMENO
Self, Undecided?, 2020
Oil on panel, 30 x 30, NFS
Instructors: Mark Kang-O’Higgins, Jim Phalen
MARTHA ROGERS
It’s my 7th Birthday, 2019
Watercolor, 13 x 18, NFS
Instructors: Mark Kang-O’Higgins, Tom Hoffmann, Hamid Zavareei
LAURA GOETZ
Self Observation, 2020
Colored pencil, 20 X 24, $350
Instructor: Mark Kang-O’Higgins
SUSAN WOODRUM
Quarantined Together, 2020
Oil, 16 X 24, NFS
Instructors: Kimberly Trowbridge, Barbara Fugate
VALERIE LODI
They Call Me Cheesecake, 2020
Oil, 16 X 12, NFS
Instructors: Riley Doyle, Tiffany Dae
MARY SPIEGEL
Hazelnut, 2019
Watercolor, 9 x 9, NFS
Instructor: Willow Heath
STEFANIE LEARY
Cool Breeze on a Sunny Day, 2020
Watercolor, 9 x 11, NFS
Instructor: Willow Heath
PEG ELEFANT
Apollo, my Grandoggie!, 2020
Watercolor, 9 x 12, NFS
Instructor: Willow Heath
STEPHEN EWING
Look what you did you little jerk, 2020
Collage w/ charcoal and gel pen on newsprint, 30 x 40, NFS
Instructor: Patrick LoCicero

Artwork in this collection is available for purchase, with pick-ups at Gage Academy of Art in Capitol Hill. If interested or for more information on artwork pickup and delivery, please contact Event & Exhibition Manager Erica LeSuer at lesuer.e@gageacademy.org.