Drawing by Marissa Textor, BA '08

The Werner Z. Hirsch Award

in Representational Drawing

$1,000 Prize & $500 Prize
For drawings by full-time UCLA graduate or undergraduate students

To encourage drawing as an art, the Werner Z. Hirsch Award in Representational Drawing competition awards two prizes, $1,000 and $500, for drawings by full-time UCLA graduate or undergraduate students (from any major). Submissions are to consist of two-dimensional representational work on paper in any medium with drawing as the primary component. Each drawing cannot be larger than 48” x 48”.

This year’s jurors are:

Jennifer Bolande, Professor, UCLA Department of Art
Cynthia Burlingham, Director, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum
Catherine Opie, Professor, UCLA Department of Art
Hirsch Perlman, Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Art

Instructions for applicants:

1) Submissions are due on May 12 & 13, 2014.

2) Students may submit one (1) or two (2) drawings for consideration to the Art Department, Broad Art Center, Room 7260, on Monday, May 12, 9AM–4PM and Tuesday, May 13, 9AM-4PM.

3) Attach your name, student ID number, e-mail address, and cell phone number to each entry. Indicate each work as an entry for the Werner Z. Hirsch Drawing Award (or fill out the entry forms available in the room). Work will be judged on Wednesday, May 14.

4) All work must be picked up on Thursday, May 15, 9AM–4PM from Broad Art Center, Room 7260.


Werner Z. Hirsch (1920-2009) was a UCLA economist for forty-six years who wrote the first textbook on the economics of state and local government and advised California leaders in higher education. He was also an art lover, and for many years sponsored the Werner Z. Hirsch Award in Representational Drawing competition through the UCLA Department of Art. We are grateful to Professor Hirsch for making this competition possible.

Contact the Department of Art if you have any questions: (310) 825-0557 or email: artinfo@arts.ucla.edu

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