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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Awards & Prizes
    designers specializes in the design of high end custom residential homes town homes and specialty commercial projects Without a rich history of late nineteenth and early twentieth century townhouse architecture upon which to draw the design team performed extensive research in order to determine the most appropriate architectural heritage for a 20 acre redevelopment within Atlanta s historic Inman Park neighborhood A careful review of historical residential and commercial designs revealed that a colloquial Italianate vernacular was common to the City s historic architectural palette In the late 1800s and early 1900s Southerners did not have money to build in the more ornate Italianate styles seen in the North and as a result created a softer Southern adaptation of the style Although the Italianate style was not present in Inman Park Atlanta s Urban Design Commission and an active neighborhood association were supportive of the design direction and made an exception allowing the project to proceed as envisioned Once approved the team set out to produce a building with a recognizable historical style that also achieves the essential synergy between the structure the street nature and human scale that was common in architecture and planning before the automobile A bracketed entablature over a restrained façade emphasizes the building rather than the individual units The building s wood frame construction is clad in a brick veneer selected to provide historic relevance and to relate to the existing buildings in the neighborhood Flat roofs with a combination of corbelled parapets and stepped brick parapets are design elements that reflect the Italianate period Segmental arches historic muntin patterns columned porticos and false brick window infills add to overall authenticity and appeal Careful attention to the finished floor elevation and its relationship to the street assist in providing urban privacy Garages are located on a service alley at the rear to preserve the integrity of the front façade The use of light wells wrought iron and small landscaped yards also establishes separation between the structure and the sidewalk The resulting project sets a new precedent for historically influenced townhouse design within Atlanta Historical Concepts With a diverse body of working spanning a quarter century Historical Concepts embraces a design philosophy rooted in the time honored practices of traditional architecture and planning Now a multi discipline partnership the firm offers residential architecture commercial architecture and land planning services to quality minded clients By following timeless design principles and utilizing the synergy of an experienced and energetic team Historical Concepts is known for creating new homes buildings and communities that appear as if they have been an authentic part of the landscape for generations PALMETTO BLUFF CHAPEL Located on a pristine sea island this chapel is perched on the shores of the May River and stands watch over a historically inspired village The chapel along with the other village buildings designed by Historical Concepts was also recognized by the Congress for the New Urbanism as the recipient of a 2006 Charter Award Influenced by historic places

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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Awards & Prizes
    moved to Brooklyn and when Alma was seven to Washington Heights where she went to public school and for one year to George Washington High School She then went to the Ethical Culture School which in those years had an Arts Division where many courses were taught with an emphasis on art She took some courses at the Art Students League while she was still in high school and after graduation studied there for two years When she was twenty her parents sent her to study painting in Paris at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiére and the Académie Julien One of her teachers was Juan Gris who she used to say poked his head into the studio looked around and said Trés bien mes enfants continuez continuez She stayed in Paris for a year and a half with a springtime trip to Italy spending time in Florence Arezzo and Rome When she came home she painted in her studio on Lexington Avenue and 27th Street and taught art at Julia Richmond High School In 1929 Alma Cahn married Morris A Schapiro born in Lithuania educated at Columbia College and the Columbia School of Mines he was a chess master and amateur violinist The same year as their marriage Morris founded M A Schapiro Company a dealer in bank stocks and government bonds They had their first child in 1931 their second in 1933 During this time Alma s palette was on the shelf but in 1940 she began to study with the painter Morris Davidson at his studio on 56th Street and later in Rockport Massachusetts with her lifelong friend the painter Eleanor Lockspeiser She worked in a studio overlooking the Hudson River in Piermont New York Living in Rockland County she became a friend of the painter David

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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Awards & Prizes
    2011 Alma Schapiro Prize Winner Will St John The allied fine arts which enliven the Institute s mission is well served with this Prize allowing as it does a chance for the selected artist to advance his or her career in the Eternal City in the company of other artists and scholars enrolled concurrently at the Academy said Institute President Paul Gunther The endowment allowing the prize s has been made possible by a grant from the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund The Alma Schapiro Prize is designed to advance the career of an artist recipient and to foster the continuity of knowledge of the classical tradition as a vital aspect of contemporary culture around the globe The centerpiece of the prize is a three month affiliated fellowship at the American Academy in Rome the premier American overseas center for independent study and research in the fine arts and humanities Previous recipients include D Jeffrey Mims and Michael Grimaldi 2007 Will states on his application that his intention is to complete a life sized classical figure sculpture combining the knowledge acquired from the close study of nature with the artistic conventions observed in antique and Renaissance statuary The fellowship will allow him to directly study the conventions of classical sculpture through sustained exposure to specific masterworks Will graduated with a degree in creative writing and linguistics from the New School for Social Research in New York City in 2003 His desire to learn the techniques of traditional painting and drawing brought him to Nelson Shanks class at the Art Students League of New York He later moved to Philadelphia to study full time at Studio Incamminati with Shanks Will then went on to attend Studio Escalier in France where he studied under Tim Stotz Michelle Tully and Ted Seth Jacobs

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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Awards & Prizes
    second biannual Alma Schapiro Prize The Alma Schapiro Prize is awarded to advance the career of an artist recipient and to foster and continuity of knowledge of the classical tradition as a vital aspect of contemporary culture around the globe This prize alternates years with the Rieger Graham Prize for classical architecture and planning and is made possible by a permanent Institute endowment granted by the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund Mims said The creation of the Alma Schapiro Prize has introduced a new chapter in the history of the American Academy in Rome and it is an honor to be selected as the recipient for 2009 I hope to use this period in Rome not only to enrich the direction of my own work in fresco and mural painting but also to encourage at every opportunity a more cohesive intellectual discourse with the many kindred spirits who share this renewed momentum in classical painting sculpture and architecture Born in North Carolina in 1954 D Jeffrey Mims attended the Rhode Island School of Design and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts After using a grant from the Elizabeth T Greenshields Foundation to copy masterworks in European museums he studied in Florence with the muralist Benjamin F Long IV In 1984 Mims received an Arthur Ross Award in Painting For more than a decade Mims maintained studios in Italy and North Carolina undertaking such major projects as a fresco for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Glendale Springs NC an altarpiece for St David s Episcopal Church Baltimore and murals for Samford University in Birmingham In 2000 he opened Mims Studios in Southern Pines NC offering a multi year course in the methods and values of classical realist drawing easel painting and mural painting In 2011 Mims Studios became the Academy of Classical

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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Awards & Prizes
    a pool of highly talented candidates persuading the jury with the depth of his portfolio and experience as well as compelling proposal of study Chaired by Jacob Collins the jury consisted of several Institute regulars and a number of friends that included Peter Pennoyer Janet Ross Adele Chatfield Taylor President of the American Academy in Rome Alvin Holm Leonard Porter Kate Lehman Michael M Thomas and John Morra I had the pleasure of sitting in ex officio listening to one of the most enlightened discussions on painting drawing and sculpture imaginable Michael Grimaldi studied at the National Academy of Design the Art Students League of New York the Water Street Atelier in Brooklyn and the Ecole Albert Defois in France Michael has spent the last several years teaching at the Seattle Academy of Fine Arts the School of the Visual Arts in New York City Studio 126 in New York and most recently at The Art Students League of New York and the Grand Central Academy of Art of the ICAA He has exhibited widely throughout the US and abroad with exhibitions at the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco Hirschl Adler Gallery Forum Gallery Forbes Magazine Collection Gallery and Arcadia Gallery in New York City the Arnot Art Museum Elmira New York and the Musée Montaigue France During his three month stay at The American Academy in Rome Michael will be conducting direct research on the works of Italian artists of the Renaissance and Baroque period with particular focus on the paintings of Titian Caravaggio Battistello Caracciolo Annibale Carracci and the School of Naples He will then produce a series of drawings and paintings that explore the unique interior and exterior architectural features of Rome demonstrating the juxtaposition of classical heritage and contemporary culture The purpose of the Alma

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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Awards & Prizes
    additional person Selection will be made by a jury gathered by the Institute at the national headquarters office in New York It will consist of seven individuals whose combined experience will allow fair and well informed consideration Context The Alma Schapiro Prize is the result of an endowment grant from the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund of New York City The Schapiro family was eager to create this fitting prize in Alma Schapiro s name Proceeds from this restricted endowment will allow its award every other year beginning in 2007 and continuing on a permanent basis Fund trustees Linda Schapiro Collins and painter Jacob Collins were guiding advocates and the Institute acknowledges them gratefully Eligibility A formal Bachelor of Fine Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree is not required although some rigorous training and above all career accomplishment in painting or sculpture tied in expression and technique to contemporary classicism are essential for competitive applications The prize will be limited to citizens of the United States of America Candidates must be at least 21 years of age Timetable The proposed three month stay must begin between September of the prize year and May of the following year The 2014 application deadline is Monday October 20 2014 Requirements Winners are expected to join the great legacy of artists finding the classical tradition in Rome The fellowship provides an opportunity for the winner to advance his or her art by drawing from the unique milieu of the American Academy and its host city as inspiration and interlude The ICAA reserves the right to publish electronically post or display at its national headquarters a representative sampling of the work s of art produced at the Academy within one year of the fellowship s completion One image may be used in future promotion of the Alma Schapiro Prize for subsequent application rounds Such work results will remain the property of the artist but permission to so reproduce or display must be granted by the artist recipient prior to departing decisions about where and how to so show will be made by Institute staff in partnership with the Prize jury It is the responsibility of the ICAA to cover any and all related display costs such as digital photography or transport as deemed most appropriate Application 2014 Application Deadline Monday October 20 2014 Please submit the application form online and pay a processing fee The fee is 25 for ICAA members and 40 for non members Click here for membership details Click here to pay the Alma Schapiro Fee online To pay by check please make it payable to ICAA not GCA and mail to ICAA Alma Schapiro Prize 20 West 44th Street Suite 310 New York NY 10036 Click here to fill out and submit an application form Please send the following materials via email only to info grandcentralatelier org A biography in resume or curriculum vitae format A written essay not to exceed one page describing how a stay at the American

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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Awards & Prizes
    Graham Prize was awarded to Brendan Hart of Forest Hills NY Brendan will spend this three month fellowship at the American Academy in Rome starting in September 2016 A 2012 graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture Brendan Hart is currently an Associate at Robert A M Stern Architects in New York City On the opportunity granted by the bi annual prize for independent study in architecture Brendan says it provides the invaluable opportunity to begin to explore the waters of one s personal beliefs to develop one s methods of study and to understand one s work within the context of history He is especially appreciative of the chance to work with the American Academy in Rome saying it offers the chance to learn from and be part of a distinguished community of scholars in the midst of one of the world s most beautiful and influential cities Brendan will use his three months at the Academy to study how the Possesso the papal procession from the Vatican to St John Lateran is reinforced by the architecture that defines its path He plans on interpreting the Possesso as a coherent message in architectural form using it

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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Awards & Prizes
    Prize Winner PAULINE MARIE ZEREN Under the jury chairmanship of Suzanne Tucker the 2014 Rieger Graham Prize a three month affiliated fellowship at the American Academy in Rome was awarded to Pauline Marie Zeren of Jackson Wyoming Pauline will be in residency at the Academy from September to December 2014 A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville in Humanities Theology and Music Pauline also earned her professional and post professional degrees simultaneously from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture with concentrations in both classical architecture and urban design On considering the opportunity granted by the bi annual prize for independent study in architecture Pauline says I think part of what the Rieger Graham Prize does for young professionals is to place their individual work in the context of the Classical Tradition in a meaningful way Consequently the honor of pursuing my own specific interests within that tradition carries with it a responsibility to support the wider classical inquiry Pauline s winning proposal suggests that designs for integrated urban life and ecology is becoming an increasingly urgent study especially along waterfronts She states Classical architects working on these questions have the unique advantage of a historical record to refer

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