You are invited to enter the 19th Annual International Portrait Competition, showcasing the finest in portraiture and figurative art today. The International Portrait Competition is open to all artists, members and non-members. A variety of mediums is welcomed and encouraged. The top twenty finalists are required to exhibit their selected original artwork and be present at the prestigious The Art of the Portrait conference in Atlanta, GA, April 20-23, 2017.
Enter on or before March 2, 2017. Awards will be presented at the annual conference Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Click on the image on the left to download the 2017 IPC Prospectus.
William F. Draper Grand Prize Winner
Michael Klein NYC Entrepreneur, oil on panel, 38x28"
First Place Painting:
Brooke Olivares Carlotta Olivares, oil, 36x36"
First Place Drawing:
Olga Krimon Yin and Yang, charcoal and graphite, 18x24"
First Place Sculpture:
Alicia Ponzio Portrait Study I: Mr. Koch plaster on wooden base, 20x10x10"
Casey Childs Phylis VanderNaald, oil on linen, 20x16"
Adam Vinson Social Commentary, oil on panel, 10x10"
Fourth Place & People's Choice Award
Rose Frantzen Locket, oil on panels, 45x28x28"
Jeremy Manyik Acacia, oil on board, 16x16"
First Honor Award:
Seth Haverkamp House and Home, oil on linen, 24x32"
Second Honor Award:
Aapo Pukk Self Portrait, oil, 32.3x31"
Dominic Avant Patience, oil on linen, 30x40"
Matteo Caloiaro Nonna's Garden, oil, 24x30"
Rick Casali, Jr. Self Portrait, bronze resin with wood base 24x14x9"
Carla Crawford Roxanne, oil on linen, 30x40"
Michelle Dunaway Reverence, oil on linen, 16x22"
Deon Duncan Sphynx, cast hydrostone, 19x12.5x7"
Jeff Hein Amber, oil on linen panel, 16x12"
Amy Kann Transition, Carved marble, 19x17"
Katie O'Hagan Deflection, oil on linen, 32x32"
Pramod Kurlekar Radha, oil, 43x43"
Susan O'Neill Figura, charcoal, 9x25"
Jim Salvati Pool, oil, 35x40"
Mary Sauer I Wandered as a Lonely Cloud, oil on linen, 30x30"
Adrienne Stein Olivia, Acrylic on canvas, 30x36"
Dan Thompson, Ace, Graphite on paper, 23x29"
Twenty-five finalists attended the 2016 18th annual The Art of the Portrait, bringing their original art work for display and final jusdging. Over $100,000 in cash and prizes was awarded. Congratulations to the following artists:
William F. Draper Grand Prize Winner: Michael Klein
First Place Painting: Brooke Olivares
First Place Drawing: Olga Krimon
First Place Scultpure: Alicia Ponzio
Second Place: Casey Childs
Third Place: Adam Vinson
Fourth Place & People's Choice Award: Rose Frantzen
Fifth Place: Jeremy Manyik
First Honor Award: Seth Haverkamp
Second Honor Award: Aapo Pukk
Awards of Exceptional Merit (alpha order):
Dominic Avant, Matteo Caloiaro, Rick Casali, Casey Childs, Carla Crawford, Michelle Dunaway, Deon Duncan, Jeffery Hein, Amy Kann, Katie O'Hagan, Pramod Kurlekar, Susan O'Neill, Jim Salvati, Mary Sauer, Adrienne Stein and Dan Thompson.