4th Annual Drawing Marathon
The Fourth Annual Drawing Marathon at the Binghamton University Art Museum will take place Friday, April 5, 10:00 am – Saturday, April 6, 10:00 am. The 24-hour marathon will require 10 artists to complete a finished figure drawing in the time allotted. The artists were selected from submissions by students, alumni and community artists. At the event, free and open to the public, artists will draw with charcoal on large sheets of prepared paper (provided by the organizers) from a live model who will pose for the entirety of the marathon. Short breaks will be given, but artists will be at work for the run of the marathon.
Visitors are encouraged to come throughout the 24-hour period, observing and encouraging the artists at work!
Two cash prizes will be awarded on the morning of Saturday, March 12: the jury prize of $1000 and the people's prize of $500. The people's prize will be awarded on the basis of comments posted on the Binghamton University Art Museum Facebook page or in a comment box at the museum. The jury prize will be awarded by the jurors: Christina Boyd, Vice President, Community Relations, United Health Services; Diane Butler, Director of the Binghamton University Art Museum; and Blazo Kovacevic, Associate Professor of Art and Design, Binghamton University.
The marathon has been generously sponsored by United Health Services, the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, the Vice Provost's Office for Undergraduate Education and the Department of Art and Design.