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Drawing Marathon

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Posted by: Binghamton University
Deadline: Thu, March 1st, 2018

3rd Annual Drawing Marathon

Friday, March 23, 10:00 am – Saturday, March 24, 10:00 am

Binghamton University Art Museum, Main Gallery

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Design, the Harpur College Dean’s Office, United Health Service, the Binghamton University Fleishman Career Center, the Vice Provost’s Office for Undergraduate Education, and Commercial Art Supply.

The Drawing Marathon offers Binghamton University students, alumni and community artists (18 and over) a unique opportunity to compete for 24 hours to produce a finished figure drawing in the museum. It is a chance to discover one’s artistic second wind, when powerful creative energy is released at the very time physical energy diminishes. This second wind reinvigorates both mind and body, and can result in a rewarding, even spectacular artistic creation.


Artists should send one pdf file with 10 samples only of their best figure drawings, along with the following contact information: name, address, phone number and email. Send application to: There is no fee. The jury will select the strongest 10-12 competitors among the applicants. Only 10-12 artists will be selected and invited to compete. The competition is open to all students, alumni and community artists (18 and over). The deadline for submitting an application is March 1. No applications will be accepted after this date.


Blazo Kovacevic, Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Binghamton University

Rick Pirozzolo, Executive Director and Curator of the Arnot Art Museum

Diane Butler, Director of the Binghamton University Art Museum


Two cash prizes will be awarded on the morning of Saturday, March 24: the jury prize of $500 and the people’s prize of $250. The people’s prize will be awarded on the basis of qualitative comments received by visitors to the marathon as well as statements posted on the Binghamton University Art Museum Facebook page.

Event details

A clothed, live model and basic charcoal drawing materials, paper (72” x 48”), and easel will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided. Participating artists are responsible for all other expenses incurred, e.g., transportation, special foods. Artists are urged to consider the mental and physical aspects of this endeavor and must feel that they can safely participate. The event is held in a public setting so that visitors may observe artists at work throughout the 24-hour marathon period. Participants are expected to spend most of the 24-hours in the museum drawing and taking frequent scheduled breaks.


The competition will commence Friday, March 23 at 10:00 am. At the end of every hour there will be 15-minute break for the model and participants. Every four hours there will be a 30-minute break. An award ceremony will follow shortly after the competition concludes on Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 am. The drawings will remain on view in the museum through Tuesday, March 27. Participants must retrieve their finished drawings by Saturday, March 31.


Binghamton University Art Museum

Binghamton University

4400 Vestal Parkway East

Binghamton, NY 13902



Posted on Tue, January 9th, 2018
Expires on Thu, March 1st, 2018

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