Entry Deadline: February 9, 2021

The Portrait Society of America is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for a new art competition, The Future Generation. This competition was created as an opportunity to acknowledge and showcase emerging artists 18-25 years old such as John Singer Sargent, who at age twenty-three won an Honorable Mention at the Paris Salon with a portrait he painted of his teacher, Carolus-Duran.


The top three awards will receive cash and prizes, worldwide recognition in International Artist magazine, The Art of the Portrait quarterly journal and on the Portrait Society’s website and social media platforms. 

Entry fee is $25 for up to three images. Click the button above to read more.

John Singer Sargent, Carolus-Duran, 1879, Oil on canvas


Entry Deadline: November 5, 2020

Timothy Rees, 2019 1st Place Non-Commissioned Portrait

Sharon Sprung, 2019 1st Place Outside the Box

Teresa Elliott, 2019 1st Place Animals as the Subject

Grace DeVito, 2019 1st Place Still Life

Joseph Daily, 2019 1st Place Commissioned Portrait


Seth Haverkamp, 2019 Draper Grand Prize

Sookyi Lee, 2019 1st Place Drawing


Alex Venezia, 2019 1st Place Painting


Erin McCarthy, 2019 1st Place Sculpture


Deadline: July 24, 2020

During the current COVID-19 health crisis, we are challenging artists around the world to paint, draw, or sculpt their quarantine self-portrait because you are your best model during this time. This is an online-only contest, and the winners of the contest will be selected by voters.

The Entry Fee is $5.00, and every vote for your favorite work is $1.00. Funds raised will be used to support the ongoing educational programming of the Portrait Society of America.

Submission opens on June 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM EST and closes on July 24, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM EST. Voting will begin on July 25, 2020 at 12:00 AM EST and end on August 24, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM EST. The First, Second, and Third place winners will be announced by Mary Whyte on August 27, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST during her opening Welcome to attendees for The Art of the Portrait Live Webinar.

Gregory Mortenson, Self-Portrait with Scarf, oil, 16x11"

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