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Winners Announced!


All members of the Portrait Society of America are eligible to enter the 18th 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. 

2022 1st Place Non-Commissioned Portrait

Carla Paine

Winners Announced!

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The Portrait Society of America is pleased to announce the winners for our third 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. 

2023 First Place - Jana Buettner

2023 Finalists announced! 

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The International Portrait Competition is open to all artists, members and non-members. A variety of mediums is welcomed and encouraged.

The top 20 finalists have been announced for the 25th Annual International Portrait Competition, showcasing the finest in portraiture and figurative art today. Finalists will exhibit their selected original artwork at the prestigious The Art of the Portrait conference in Washington, DC, May 11-14, 2023 for final judging and awards, with the presentation of the $50,000 Draper Grand Prize on Saturday, May 13, 2023. 

2022 Grand Prize winner -

Luis Alvarez Roure

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