Eighty-five students from The Art Students League’s Annual Concours Exhibitions received the highest mark by jurors and will present their winning works in this online exhibition.
The Red Dot Exhibition celebrates the exceptional accomplishments of these students. The tradition of the concours (French word meaning “competition” or “contest”) expresses a long-standing commitment to French atelier practices. As these practices were applied in America and specifically at The Art Students League throughout the twentieth century, the function of the concours has shifted. Today the exhibitions retain a significant competitive aspect with red dots being awarded to the strongest works, but the shows have evolved into a community-oriented activity that represents a range of artistic styles.