2023 Richard McDermott Miller Competition

In June 2023, ten sculptors arrived at the New York Academy of Art to participate in the Richard McDermott Miller Competition. They were set with the challange of modeling a bust from life in the time period of only four hours. Watch the time lapse video of the event on YouTube.


    • Zoe Dufour
      • Richard McDermott Miller Prize – $3000 cash award
      • Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Full Page Ad Award
      • Sculpture Review Magazine Quarter Page Ad Award
    • Samuel Davis
      • Roger T. Williams Prize – $1500 cash award
    • Quintin McCann
      • Walter & Michael Lantz Prize – $750 cash award

The ten competitors were Taylor Anne Apostol (MA) – Zofia Chamera (MD) – Samuel Davis (VA) – Zoe Dufour (CA) – Eddie Holecko (CA) – Justin Kendall (NY) – Quintin McCann (UT) – Kelly Micca (PA) – Maia Williamson (NY) – Maria Willison (TN)

This year, a limited number of travel vouchers were available from JetBlue, courtesy of Jet Blue Airlines and Modern Art Foundry / The Robert J. Spring Endowment. Each competitor received a Participation Scholarship which are underwritten by the estate of Charlotte Geffken and by Green-Wood Cemetery.