Drawing magazine and Artist Daily are proud to announce that Beñat Iglesias Lopez is the winner of Drawing magazine's self-portrait cover competition.
|Autoteatro No. 2 (Homage to A. Ametzka and G. Martinikorena)
by Beñat Iglesias Lopez, 2009, graphite, 24 x 18.
The contest received hundreds of entries spanning numerous drawing media and myriad approaches to self-portraiture. The jury–which included Elaine Adams, owner of American Legacy Fine Arts, in California; and noted art writer and collector Tim Newton–selected eleven finalists. In addition to Iglesias, they were Liz Adams-Jones, Jacques Bredy, Terra Chapman, Jacob Dhein, Sahdir Ellis, Terry Kelly, Charles Wayne King, Stanka Kordic, Dori Spector, and Matt Tucker. Their terrific self-portraits range from the classical to the humorously bizarre, and all of which are accomplished and creative artworks.
All 11 artists will be featured with their winning artwork in the spring issue of Drawing, on sale May 15. A sneak peak at the cover featuring the winning image will be available on Artist Daily and Facebook in the coming weeks.
Next up for Drawing is the 2012 Shades of Gray Open Competition, our art competition that you can enter for a chance to have your artwork shown in a major exhibition and featured in the pages of Drawing, in addition to cash prizes up to $1,000. More information on that will be coming soon!
–Austin, editor of Drawing magazine