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2024 Winners 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 winners, for the 26th Annual International Portrait Competition, have been announced, showcasing the finest in portraiture and figurative art today. Their selected original artwork was on display at the prestigious The Art of the Portrait conference in Atlanta, GA, April 25-28, 2024, for final judging and awards, culminating with the presentation of the $50,000 Draper Grand Prize on Saturday, April 27, 2024. 

2024 Finalists ~ Top 20

1. Elizabeth Ralph-Smith  Miriam in White,120cm x 85cm, Oil on Linen, 2022 (high res.).jpg

The Portrait Society of America is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for our fourth annual The Future Generation Competition. This competition was created to acknowledge the work of talented, emerging artists, who are 18 to 25 years old. Entry opens June 13th. Entry deadline is August 15, 2024. 


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. 

2024 First Place - Elizabeth Ralph-Smith

2024 Winners announced!

2023 Winners announced!

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All members of the Portrait Society of America are eligible to enter the 19th 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. 

2023 1st Place Non-Commissioned Portrait

Tina Figarelli

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