$3000 IN CASH PRIZES, SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS JULY 31, 2018


PRIZES & judges: 2018 american icon art Competition  

Entry Deadline: July 31, 2018

Exhibition of the Top Finalists will be Labor Day Weekend 2018, during the annual Sausalito Art Festival, at a special gallery dedicated to the American Icon Art Competition. The Competition creates a global opportunity for amateurs and professionals alike to be part of one of the oldest, most prestigious and most anticipated open-air art events in the country—the Sausalito Art Festival.

All proceeds from the Sausalito Art Festival and the American Icon Art Competition are used to promote the arts through scholarships, grants, education programs and public events that encourage, promote, and support the arts for the community.

2018 Competition winners will receive the following prizes and be featured at the Sausalito Art Festival:

First Place: $1,500.00
Second Place: $750.00
Third Place: $400.00
Fourth Place: $200.00
Three Honorable Mentions: $50.00

All proceeds from the Sausalito Art Festival and the American Icon Art Competition are used to promote the arts through scholarships, grants, education programs and public events that encourage, promote, and support the arts for the community.


2018 COMPETITION JUDGES

Judging will be conducted by internationally recognized, professional artists and other competent individuals in the art professions and academics including: 

Richard Hall

For 35 years, Richard Hall has enjoyed a successful career in fine art, using his talents to explore the opposing worlds of abstract art and traditional still life. Since this time, Richard has been delighting collectors nationwide who enjoy his masterful technique and laugh-out-loud wordplay.


Gabor Koranyi

Gabor Koranyi was born in Budapest on November 30, 1952. His schooling in the arts was completed in Hungary. The artist visited the United States for the first time in 1991, and after a year long stay, decided to move to California in 1992. He currently works and resides in Santa Monica.


Teresa Saia

Teresa Saia has firmly established herself within the art community, demonstrating a sophistication of style, dynamic use of color, and a sensitivity for light. A native of Washington, she has studied with leading artists throughout the US and abroad. Her studio is located in the historic Seattle district of Pioneer Square, an environment that provides vital energy for her creativity.


Alla Tsank

Alla Tsank was born in Moscow, Russia, where she began studying art at the age of 10. After graduating from Moscow Theatrical Art College in 1983, Alla was invited to work at Mayakovsky Theatre, one of the most well-respected theaters in the Russian Capital. There, she created stage design, costumes, and props for several years.

In the fall of 1990, Alla emigrated to the United States, and from 1998 until today she has been solely focused on painting.


Robert Weil

Robert Weil was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He has lived in New Orleans, San Francisco, Portland and Los Angeles and currently resides in Malibu. He studied at the Art Institute in San Francisco and in Santa Barbara with abstract artist, Kenneth Nack.

Weil has produced artwork in his studio since 1969 using lithography, silkscreen, etching, monotype, offset lithography, computer graphics, photography and acrylic painting on wood, aluminum, and canvas.