June 13: Student Art Takes Center Stage at the 2014 Best of Gage

Posted on June 13, 2014, 12:00 pm
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Image Courtesy of Gage Academy

Image Courtesy of Gage Academy

Celebrating more than 20 years as a national center for classical training in the foundation principles of drawing, painting, and sculpture, Gage Academy of Art, a 501-C3 non-profit, features fine-art programs year-round that engage and inspire emerging and established artists of all ages and abilities through rigorous study and practice in the Realist tradition.

Students from Gage Academy of Art in Seattle are putting their best work forward for the 22nd on Friday, June 13 at the Gage campus, 1501 10th the event features a wide range of sizes, styles and mediums as students vie for top honors in nine categories, as well as the annual Best in Show Award, and the fan-favorite People’s Choice Award.

Student artwork ranging from small studies to large compositions is available for sale throughout the three floors of gallery spaces at Gage, as well as in the numerous artist studios throughout the building, making this an ideal opportunity for local collectors and art lovers to acquire outstanding artwork at affordable prices.

The annual Vernissage starts at 5pm offering an opportunity for collectors to peruse artwork and purchase work before the event opens to the general public. Tickets to the Vernissage are $50, and available by emailing Kathleen@GageAcademy.org. All proceeds from the 2014 Best of Gage support educational programs for artists of all ages at Gage. The 2014 Best of Gage is sponsored by 4Culture, The Office of Arts & Culture and Capitol Cider. For more information visit GageAcademy.org/bestofgage.

More than 150 individual artworks will compete for the prestigious Best in Show Award, as well as 1st and 3rd place honors in nine categories: abstract, beginner, figure, landscape, portrait, sculpture, still life, narrative and teen. 2014 Guest Juror Greg Robinson, Executive Director of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, will select the winners, and prizes will be handed out during the annual awards ceremony beginning at 7:30pm, hosted by Gage Artistic Director Gary Faigin.




Sarah Caples has lived in Seattle since 2004 working as a fashion stylist for private clients. Sarah launched an art and society blog in 2008, along with a monthly salon at The Sorrento Hotel, which ran until June 2012. As executive editor of VanguardSeattle.com, Caples hopes to cultivate an informed dialog about regional culture and bring people of diverse backgrounds together in support of nonprofits, artists and community builders.