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The Future Generation

A juried competition for emerging artists 18-25 years old 

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

1st Place: Adèle Flamand-Browne

1st Place: Adèle Flamand-Browne

Good fences make good neighbors, 20x40", graphite powder

2nd Place: Kate Orr

2nd Place: Kate Orr

Emergence, 22.5x22.5", Graphite on paper

3rd Place: Saara Väli

3rd Place: Saara Väli

Silent Mind, 9.8x13.3", oil

4th Place: Lorenzo Narciso

4th Place: Lorenzo Narciso

Moon, 13x17”, graphite on paper

5th Place: Cameron Copley-Heissig

5th Place: Cameron Copley-Heissig

Angelica, 12.59x9.05", graphite and coloured pencil on paper

Finalist: Pablo Diego

Finalist: Pablo Diego

Time Inception, 131x81cm, oil

Finalist: Leah Probst

Finalist: Leah Probst

White Clown Laid Off, 36x48", oil on canvas

Finalist: Julia Platt

Finalist: Julia Platt

Family Portrait, 59x55", oil on canvas

Finalist: Rubén Astudillo

Finalist: Rubén Astudillo

Corpus Allienum, 6x3.5x7.5cm, polymeric clay

Finalist: Michal Karpinski

Finalist: Michal Karpinski

Waclaw the Mariner, 23.6x23.6", oil on panel

Finalist: Ryan Gondarowski

Finalist: Ryan Gondarowski

Viking Helm, 11x14", charcoal

Finalist: Astrid Gaszynski

Finalist: Astrid Gaszynski

Portrait of Pillan, 70x50", oil

Finalist: Melissa Mallory

Finalist: Melissa Mallory

Zahra, 9x12", charcoal on hand toned paper

Finalist: Loic Maltais

Finalist: Loic Maltais

Alice, 18x24", charcoal

Finalist: Mattie Neal

Finalist: Mattie Neal

Calvin, 16x20", oil

Honorable Mention: Kevin Cuellar

Honorable Mention: Kevin Cuellar

On The Hill, 24x36", oil on panel

Honorable Mention: Monica Ikegwu

Honorable Mention: Monica Ikegwu

KelechixOgechi, 53x42", oil

Honorable Mention: Massimo Richers

Honorable Mention: Massimo Richers

Reverie, 11x14", oil

Finalist: Noam Levi

Finalist: Noam Levi

Kaliyah, 18x24"

Honorable Mention: Kelly Micca

Honorable Mention: Kelly Micca

Self Portrait at PAFA, 84x96", oil

Honorable Mention: Abigail Dudley

Honorable Mention: Abigail Dudley

Blue Sky, 28x23", oil on linen

Honorable Mention: Maggie OKeefe

Honorable Mention: Maggie OKeefe

Myles, 9x12", graphite on paper

Honorable Mention: R. R. Christensen

Honorable Mention: R. R. Christensen

A Woman Scorned, 4x6.5", graphite