Congratulations to Corey Strange and Randolph Peay of the Beaux-Arts Academy


Selected by a panel of judges, Randolph and Corey have been awarded a full scholarship to tour Paris with the ICAA Utah Chapter this May 22-29. Led by Micah Christensen, Michael Djordjevitch, Paul Monson, and Brett Levitre, the tour will explore the art museums and sites of Classical Paris.

Both students will have all expenses, including airfare, covered for this trip, and will be featured at the 2018 ICAA Utah Classical Arts Gala on June 23. In addition, each will receive the honorary “Prix de Paris Medallion,” designed by renowned local artist Niki Covington, selected as the winning entry during a recent Esquisse Competition held by the ICAA Utah.

About our Winners

Corey has made a name for himself as a writer, musician, conceptual installation artist, innovative teacher, public speaker, painter, draftsman, and architectural designer. He has won several notable awards, scholarships, and public art grants, both nationally and internationally. His gift is to help each person “re-member” the light within themselves and express it out into the world.

“I am curious to deepen my study of the lessons learned in the recent ICAA workshop regarding ornament’s power to relieve stress and bring healing.  No city in America, and few in the world, can provide such an ideal laboratory on this topic as Paris.” – Corey

Randolph has studied at art several institutions, including Brigham Young University Idaho, The Masters Academy in Springville, and the Beaux-Arts Academy, where he is presently a student. One influential figure in his career was an ancestor, Joseph Kerby, an early Utah artist. “It was a neat experience as a kid to see his work in the Springville Museum of Art, and know that I had a personal connection to it.” In studying the classical tradition, Randolph hopes to re-establish the idea that “all art is spirituality,” and to offer that spiritual healing through his work.

“I have been working at my technical skills as a draftsman and painter for some time.  And, while I still am working on improving in that, I think it’s the right time to really invest more in studying design.  Naturally, visiting Paris is the best way to get deep into the pool, and get to know how the masters designed.” – Randy

Check out some of our winning artists’ past work below, and stay tuned for more incredible work following their study abroad this summer!

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Prix de Paris Medallion – Niki Covington
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Tiepolo Oil Sketch – Corey Strange
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Washington Monument Analytique – Corey Strange
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Cast Drawing, Clothilde – Randolph Peay
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Cast Painting, Foot of Hercules – Randolph Peay