4th Annual Shades of Gray Competition Winners Revealed

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:

Grand Prize

Cheng Chi-Han: Marven

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Cheng

Marven, by Cheng Chi-Han, 2015, charcoal, 10 x 10.

1st Place

Marcos ReyWoman in Coat

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Rey

Woman in Coat, by Marcos Rey, 2015, graphite, 36 1/2 x 20. Collection the artist.

2nd Place

Hiroshi HayakawaVanitas No. 3

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Hayakawa

Vanitas No. 3, by Hiroshi Hayakawa, 2015, graphite on Bristol board, 21 x 14. Collection the artist.

3rd Place

Marnie WhiteLaurie

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - White

Laurie, by Marnie White, 2015, charcoal, 18 x 12. Collection the artist.

Honorable Mentions

Brock Alius: A Child’s Song

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Alius

A Child’s Song, by Brock Alius, 2014, charcoal and white chalk on gray paper, 18 x 14. Private collection.

Hélène Brunet: Solidaire

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Brunet

Solidaire, by Helene Brunet, 2015, graphite powder and pencil, 30 x 40. Collection the artist.

Janice EvansFarscape

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Evans

Farscape, by Janice Evans, 2013, Japanese-ink-and-brush, 8 x 6. Collection the artist.

Loren MillerVerge

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Miller

Verge, by Loren Miller, 2015, charcoal and ink, 30 x 22. Collection the artist.

Sandrine PelissierGoing in Circles

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Pelissier

Going in Circles, by Sandrine Pelissier, 2014, India ink and marker on canvas, 48 x 48. Collection the artist.

John SanchezHauling West

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 SpahrCain High Meadow, En Plein Air

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Spahr

Cain High Meadow, En Plein Air, by Ryan Spahr, 2015, ethanol ink, 10 1/2 x 14. Collection the artist.

Diane TompkinsonIn Repose

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Tompkinson

In Repose, by Diane Tompkinson, 2015, India ink and wax, 26 x 26. Collection the artist.

Laura TundelStacy in Profile

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Tundel

Stacy in Profile, by Laura Tundel, 2015, graphite, 10 1/2 x 9. Collection the artist.

Shoshana WalfishBeatrice

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Walfish

Beatrice, by Shoshana Walfish, 2014, charcoal, 25 x 19. Collection the artist.

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