Utrecht Competition 2010:
Grand Prize winner
Permanence by Elizabeth Zanzinger
Willow charcoal on paper, 2008, 28 x 25.
Elizabeth Zanzinger is an artist originally from the San Francisco Bay Area who, after exploring contemporary painting at CSU East Bay, went on to study the classical approach at the Aristides Atelier in Seattle, WA. All of her work is done directly from life without the aid of photography. She sees the life of an artist as a journey through continually evolving processes, whether the focus is technical or conceptual. She explores the beauty in that journey through her artistic process and the highly studied material forms with from which she creates her work.
Grand Prize—The Grand Prize winner receives a 6-week full scholarship to the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York City, and up to $3,500 to cover travel expenses and accommodations.
Category Winners—The top three winners in each category (Drawing, Painting, Sculpture) will be awarded a Utrecht ArtSmart™ gift card. First place receives a $1,500 ArtSmart™ gift card, second place gets a $750 ArtSmart™ gift card, and third place wins a $500 ArtSmart™ gift card.
Honorable Mentions—The three honorable mentions in each category will receive Certificates of Merit from Utrecht and a subscription to American Artist.