Skill Building Cycle 17 Winners Announced!

As many of you know, our first annual Master Skill Building Challenge recently came to a close (more on that in a moment..!), marked by the end of our cycle 17 Skill Building Challenge.  With the jury results now in, we are thrilled to say we now know the winners of our first annual Master Skill Building Challenge…But before we can announce their names, we first need to give credit to the arduous artistic journey they underwent, by acknowledging the winners of our Skill Building Cycle 17 Challenge.

Cycle 17 marked a very special first for our challenges, as students were given completely free-reign over their pieces.  No reference requirements or medium requirements were given, and students were encouraged to pursue subject matter that was representative of the artist paths they wish to pursue.  The winners for cycle 17 were selected based on the combined clarity of voice and skill application displayed in the piece.  Without further ado, we would like to announce the cycle 17 winners…



Andrew Sides



Max McLaughlin



Congratulations the cycle 17 winners..! The exciting announcements for this week are not over yet, however…. This Friday, September 23rd, at 9am PST, we will be announcing the winners of Master Skill Building Challenge.  We’re looking forward to honoring these three individuals for their hard work and effort over the past several months.  Be sure to join us here on our blog and on social media this upcoming Friday to celebrate the hard work of our Master Skill Building Challenge participants!