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 our inaugural 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: Celia Liberace

1st Place: Celia Liberace

A Broken Curse, 37x31", Oil

2nd Place: Samuel Walter

2nd Place: Samuel Walter

My Brother The Handyman, 36x48", oil

3rd Place: Jana Buettner

3rd Place: Jana Buettner

Light Ray, 170x40x44cm

4th Place: Kristen Yann

4th Place: Kristen Yann

Morning Light, 18x24", oil on panel

Finalist: Maggie OKeefe

Finalist: Maggie OKeefe

Zoom, 5x4", graphite on paper

Finalist: Victoria Cole

Finalist: Victoria Cole

Portrait of My Mother, 12x9", Graphite on Graphite toned paper

Finalist: Noah Klavens

Finalist: Noah Klavens

Self, 14x18", Oil on Canvas

Finalist: Gal Zippor Ben Zvi

Finalist: Gal Zippor Ben Zvi

Enchanted, 11x20'', Charcoal

Finalist: Kyle Ma

Finalist: Kyle Ma

New York Fruit Vendor, 20x16", oil

Finalist: Annie Goldman

Finalist: Annie Goldman

Resting Woman, 36x48", oil on panel

Finalist: Issy Gibbs

Finalist: Issy Gibbs

Donato, 50x60cm, oil on linen

Finalist: Zienna Stewart

Finalist: Zienna Stewart

At Arms, 11x10", oil on masonite

Finalist: Mollie Ong

Finalist: Mollie Ong

Joel, 9x12", Oil paint on Panel

Finalist: Melissa Mallory

Finalist: Melissa Mallory

Longing, 19x36", charcoal on toned paper

Honorable Mention: Austin Lee

Honorable Mention: Austin Lee

Letting Dad Go, 85x110 cm, charcoal and white chalk

Honorable Mention: Tori Swanson

Honorable Mention: Tori Swanson

In Grandpa's Jacket, 15.5x17", Graphite and Charcoal on Paper

Honorable Mention: Mattie Ree Neal

Honorable Mention: Mattie Ree Neal

Dad & Dog, 16x20", Oil

Honorable Mention: Marybeth Kong

Honorable Mention: Marybeth Kong

New Eyes, 20x 24", oil on linen

Honorable Mention: Kyri Forman

Honorable Mention: Kyri Forman

Look Within

Honorable Mention: Khaled Matar

Honorable Mention: Khaled Matar

I Ripped the Key From Around My Neck, 11.7x16.5", Chalk and charcoal on toned paper

Honorable Mention: Julia Platt

Honorable Mention: Julia Platt

Self-Portrait in a nice shirt, 110x90cm, Oil

Honorable Mention: Emily Morton

Honorable Mention: Emily Morton

Standing Pose, 15x22", graphite

Honorable Mention: Piper Bangs

Honorable Mention: Piper Bangs

Zakye, 24x36", Oil on linen

Honorable Mention: Liu Haotian

Honorable Mention: Liu Haotian

The Afternoon Sunset, 200x89cm, oil

Honorable Mention: Enrique Gonzalez

Honorable Mention: Enrique Gonzalez

Miss D'Amico, 9x12", Colored Pencil

Honorable Mention: Cameron Copley-Heissig

Honorable Mention: Cameron Copley-Heissig

Self portrait, 48x33cm, charcoal on paper

Honorable Mention: Angel Melgoza

Honorable Mention: Angel Melgoza

Simulation in captivity, 42.5x59.5", Oil

Honorable Mention: Dave Ham

Honorable Mention: Dave Ham

Loss and Gain, 48x24", oil

Honorable Mention: Kuruma Reid

Honorable Mention: Kuruma Reid

Black Molasses 1, 26x15.5", Pen and Ink on Paper

Honorable Mention: Bob Jonkers

Honorable Mention: Bob Jonkers

Self Portrait at the Academy, 75x130cm, Oil

Honorable Mention: Max Glinka

Honorable Mention: Max Glinka

Big brother, 33x26.7", oil on canvas

Honorable Mention: Pablo Diego

Honorable Mention: Pablo Diego

Peque, 92x65cm, oil

Honorable Mention: Kevin Cueller

Honorable Mention: Kevin Cueller

Triple Self-portrait, 18x24", Oil on panel

Honorable Mention: Patrice Robinson

Honorable Mention: Patrice Robinson

Gumbo Beginnings (Humble Beginnings), 18 x 24", Oil

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Honorable Mention: Julia Platt

Self-Portrait in a nice shirt, 110x90cm, Oil