Drawing magazine is thrilled to reveal the fourteen 2015 Shades of Gray Competition winners. The grand prize went to Cheng Chi-Han, a student at Academy of Art University, in San Francisco. Additional top prizes went to Marcos Rey, of Peru; Hiroshi Hayakawa, of Ohio; and Marnie White, of Ontario. Ten additional artists received honorable-mention awards. You can learn more about all the winning artists in our new issue.
We hope you enjoy the outstanding black-and-white work of these winning artists. And the 5th annual Shades of Gray Competition is now underway and is open to all artists working in black-and-white drawing media. So if you’d like to see your own artwork on this list next year, enter now. The deadline is September 6.
Drawing Magazine’s 4th Annual Shades of Gray Competition Winners:
Cheng Chi-Han: Marven
Marven, by Cheng Chi-Han, 2015, charcoal, 10 x 10.
Marcos Rey: Woman in Coat
Woman in Coat, by Marcos Rey, 2015, graphite, 36 1/2 x 20. Collection the artist.
Hiroshi Hayakawa: Vanitas No. 3
Vanitas No. 3, by Hiroshi Hayakawa, 2015, graphite on Bristol board, 21 x 14. Collection the artist.
Marnie White: Laurie
Laurie, by Marnie White, 2015, charcoal, 18 x 12. Collection the artist.
Brock Alius: A Child’s Song
A Child’s Song, by Brock Alius, 2014, charcoal and white chalk on gray paper, 18 x 14. Private collection.
Hélène Brunet: Solidaire
Solidaire, by Helene Brunet, 2015, graphite powder and pencil, 30 x 40. Collection the artist.
Janice Evans: Farscape
Farscape, by Janice Evans, 2013, Japanese-ink-and-brush, 8 x 6. Collection the artist.
Loren Miller: Verge
Verge, by Loren Miller, 2015, charcoal and ink, 30 x 22. Collection the artist.
Sandrine Pelissier: Going in Circles
Going in Circles, by Sandrine Pelissier, 2014, India ink and marker on canvas, 48 x 48. Collection the artist.
John Sanchez: Hauling West
Hauling West, by John Sanchez, 2015, charcoal pencil and white pastel on gray paper, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2. Private collection, Dorking, England.
Ryan Spahr: Cain High Meadow, En Plein Air
Cain High Meadow, En Plein Air, by Ryan Spahr, 2015, ethanol ink, 10 1/2 x 14. Collection the artist.
Diane Tompkinson: In Repose
In Repose, by Diane Tompkinson, 2015, India ink and wax, 26 x 26. Collection the artist.
Laura Tundel: Stacy in Profile
Stacy in Profile, by Laura Tundel, 2015, graphite, 10 1/2 x 9. Collection the artist.
Shoshana Walfish: Beatrice
Beatrice, by Shoshana Walfish, 2014, charcoal, 25 x 19. Collection the artist.
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