Binghamton University to host 24-hour Drawing Marathon | Binghamton News – Binghamton

Binghamton University to host 24-hour Drawing Marathon | Binghamton News – Binghamton

Binghamton University will host its Sixth Annual Drawing Marathon from 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Old Champlain Atrium, room 133. The event is free and open to the public.
The marathon will require 10-12 selected artists, who must be at least 18 years of age, to complete a full-size figure drawing in 24 hours. Artists will draw with charcoal on large sheets of prepared paper (provided by the organizers) from a clothed, live model, who will pose for the entirety of the marathon. Short breaks will be given, but artists will be at work for the run of the marathon. Visitors may observe the artists throughout the 24-hour period. The drawings will be claimed by the artists upon the conclusion of the event.
Two cash prizes will be awarded the morning of Saturday, Oct. 1: the jury prize of $1,000 and the people’s prize of $500. The people’s prize will be awarded on the basis of qualitative comments received by visitors to the marathon. The jury prize will be awarded by the jurors: Blazo Kovacevic, associate professor of art and design at Binghamton University; Christina Boyd, vice president of community relations for United Health Services; and Kelli K. Smith, assistant vice president for student success and acting director of the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development.
In addition to these prizes, the Binghamton University Fine Arts Society will give a basket of art supplies to one artist demonstrating the most creative or innovative approach to drawing.
“The Drawing Marathon is a chance to discover one’s artistic second wind when powerful creative energy is released at the very time physical energy diminishes,” said Kovacevic. “This second wind reinvigorates both mind and body, and can result in a rewarding, even spectacular, artistic creation.”
The marathon is co-sponsored by the Binghamton University Department of Art and Design, Center for Learning and Teaching, United Health Services and the Binghamton University Fleishman Center.
To apply, artists should send one pdf file with up to 10 samples of their best figure drawings to [email protected]. No applications will be accepted after Sunday, Sept. 25.

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