Strokes of Genius 9 Runners-Up

Dear Runners-Up,

It is a mark of high achievement to attain runner-up status in our Strokes of Genius competition. We receive many more excellent drawings than is possible to fit into a book and your artwork was seriously considered for that honor. The final cut is based on a number of factors and, by necessity, requires that we cut pieces that could easily be prize winners in many venues.

I hope this is an encouragement to you. Keep on drawing and painting. And thank you so much for your interest in our publications at North Light Books. We could never do them without you!

Best wishes,

Rachel Rubin Wolf


Runners-Up Selections for Strokes of Genius 9:

  1. Agnew, John | New Guinea Crocodile
  2. Almeida, Jorge | Head Study from Life – January, 2016
  3. Babak, Olena | Whispers of Winter
  4. Beaver, Susan | Male Nude
  5. Beaver, Susan | Summer
  6. Beck, Suzann | Dave O.
  7. Brizzard, Chris | Paul
  8. Brown, Ken | Casper IV
  9. Burgess, Joe | I See You
  10. Burkosky, Peggy | Kyla Watching
  11. Cameron, Svetlana | Manx Folk Dancer
  12. Carlson, Derek | Empty Reflections
  13. Carmack, Noel | Kizzie in Blue
  14. Carmack, Noel | Steph
  15. Carr, Jenny | Emily Study
  16. Chang, J.Y. | Easter Brunch
  17. Chua, Carolyn | Give Us Today Our Daily Bread
  18. Csanyi-Hurskin, Eva | Alex At Walmart (Stockbridge GA USA)
  19. Curtis, Cat | Utterly Delicious
  20. Ditri, Jane | Mysterious
  21. Dolan, Kathy | Daisy
  22. Earle, Vicky | Magnificent Hummingbird
  23. Fenn, Andrea | An Elegant Confidence
  24. Finewood, Bill | Storm Blowing Into the Mountains, Columbia Falls, MT
  25. Frein, Tracy | Claire: Bewitched
  26. Gant, Tanja | Ego Sum; Sienna
  27. Gehres, Ginger | Squabble
  28. Givot, Stuart | City Source
  29. Giza, Christina | Misty
  30. Greenberg, Jeri | Wedding Bands
  31. Hassard, Ray | Dan; Joe, Eclipsing
  32. Herrick, Georgia | Choke Bloom
  33. Herron, Chelsea | All the Young Dudes
  34. Hewman, Viveka | The Water Bearer
  35. Hildebrandt, Kathy | First Loves
  36. Hill, Steven | Sol Duc River Morning
  37. Hollander, David Michael |   Beloved
  38. Horng Guan, Ethen Ng | My Pet 18
  39. Howard, Denise | Ready for Winter
  40. Kaman, Tricia | Study of a Young Girl
  41. Kapatkar, Deepali | Ready To Take On The World
  42. Kostak, Ashley | Swan Song
  43. Lee, Chan Yong | Kyungbok Palace
  44. Lieberman, Arlene | All Business
  45. Liu, Ling | Paperclips
  46. Luciani, Tony | Rob ‘n’ Les
  47. Maimon, Yael | A Moment Nap; Loneliness; The Chess Game
  48. Marshall, Pete | Black Swan Lift Off
  49. Martin, Tom | Sarah Sees
  50. McDonnell, Kathleen | Conversations
  51. McGrory, Polly | Shorebird
  52. McNiel Sr., Ron | Meditation
  53. Meyer-Plath, Stuart | Rec Kajeng Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  54. Miller, Terry | L’impenetrable; No Weather for Sailing; Old Lace; Shell Game
  55. Moore, Kevin A. | Primal
  56. Nafziger, AJ | The Future Is Not What It Used To Be II
  57. Nien, Misure | Wall Outside
  58. Palmer, Don | Chrystal Mill
  59. Payne, Jesse | Reluctance
  60. Penny, Julia | Willy
  61. Perkins, Howard | Pebble Beach in Fog
  62. Ramos, Gustavo | The Dream
  63. Ramos Cortes, Albert | Sergio
  64. Rogers, Barbara | Reflections of San Francisco
  65. Romero, Rita | The Writer
  66. Rudnick Mann, Diane | Silverware
  67. Rudski, Joseph | Contemplation
  68. Ruggles, Joanne Beaule | Cloudwatcher
  69. Sandell, David | City Girl 1; Face Masks
  70. Schweser, George | The Old Shed
  71. Shawn, Arena | Enigma – Mask Drawing from Life
  72. Shemo, Lucy | Pensive Profile
  73. Shiver, Donna | The Percussionist
  74. Shoemaker, William | Tipping the Scale
  75. Siniscal, Holly | Andromeda
  76. Smith, Kim | Miss Emily’s Eleven String
  77. Spino, Laurene | Pen + Ink Wolf Study
  78. Spotswood, Cynthia | Quiet
  79. Stergios, Tina | Peacock
  80. Straska, Michal | Looking for Breakfast
  81. Taylor, Nichole | Gathering Pine Ridge
  82. Toberman, Anna | Undeterred
  83. Trachok, Cathryne | Iris in Bloom
  84. Tsakiris, George | Labor
  85. Voshell, James W. | Roadside Puddle
  86. Weddle, Angela | Under the Bride at Commerce St.
  87. Weeks, Arthur | Cat’s Doorstep
  88. Wing Cheong, Wong | Angry Young Man
  89. Wood, Carol | Waiting
  90. Worlein, CJ | Stephanie
  91. Zhou, Xiaodi | Crystal

Strokes of Genius 8: Expressive Texture is now available for pre-order!

Cover image:
Cassie  |  Ken Brown
Graphite on smooth Strathmore bristol paper  |  10″ × 13″ (25cm × 33cm)

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