Deadline: January 12, 2022

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The Portrait Society of America is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for our second annual The Future Generation Competition. This competition was created to acknowledge the work of talented, emerging artists, who are 18 to 25 years old. Early recognition in art competitions can have a great impact on a young artist’s career, as it did for John Singer Sargent, who at the age of twenty-three, won Honorable Mention at the Paris Salon for a portrait he painted of his teacher, Carolus-Duran. 

2021 First Place - Celia Liberace

A Broken Curse, 37 x 31", oil

Deadline: February 9, 2022

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You are invited to enter the 24th 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 21-24, 2022 for final judging and awards.


Entry acceptance will close on February 9, 2022. Finalists will be announced March 2, 2022, and on Saturday, April 23, over $115,000 in cash and awards will be presented, with a $25,000 cash Grand Prize.  

2020 Grand Prize winner -

Annie Murphy-Robinson

Winners announced!

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All members of the Portrait Society of America were eligible to enter the 17th annual Members Only Competition for the chance to see their work featured in the pages of International Artist magazine, The Art of the Portrait Journal, and the Portrait Society of America website and social media pages.

The Members Only Competition, held annually, is open to all Portrait Society members in good standing. Each fall, up to five categories are offered, and members can submit up to one artwork per category.  All work must be your own original design and concept, created independently, completed in the last three years and have never won an award in any previous art competition.  All media is accepted in each category including oil, pastel, watercolor, graphite, sculpture, etc. No electronic/computer generated or altered artwork, work done in a class, workshop or under supervision is eligible. 

2021 1st Place Commissioned Portrait - Grace Devito