2017 International Portrait Competition Finalists

by Matthew Innis |

The Portrait Society of America has, this week, announced the finalists for the 19th Annual International Portrait Competition.  Twenty three artists from around the globe have been chosen for the honor of vying for the top spot in 2017, with the winner to be announced at the The Art of the Portrait Conference being held this April 20th through the 23rd in Atlanta.  Attendees at the Conference will be able to see these works in person before the judges make their final choice.  Congratulations to all of the nominees, and best of luck in the Competition!


Anna Rose Bain (Westminster, CO USA)
A Fleeting Moment
oil on linen
8 x 6 inches

John Borowicz (South Dartmouth, MA USA)
oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

Matteo Caloiaro (Sarasota, FL USA)
Juli’s Kitchen
oil on panel
48 x 36 inches

Shuhai Cao (Beijing, China)
A Bunch of Rose
fiber reinforced plastic
66.9 x 23.6 x 23.6 inches

Chung-Wei Chien (New Taipei City, Taiwan)
pencil on paper
14 x 10 inches

Casey Childs (Pleasant grove, UT USA)
Take These Broken Wings
oil on linen
48 x 24 inches

Tracy Ference (Abingdon, VA USA)
This is Marshall
21 x 23 inches

Johanna Harmon (Highlands Ranch, CO USA)
oil on linen
26 x 18 inches

Seth Haverkamp (Norris, TN USA)
oil on panel
36 x 24 inches

David Kassan (Brooklyn, NY USA)
Love and Resilience
Portrait of Louise and Lazar Farkas, Survivors of the Shoah
oil on panel
46 x 42 inches

Pramod Kurlekar (Vasai, Maharashtra, India)
oil on canvas
35 x 36 inches

Sookyi Lee (Lawrence, KS USA)
charcoal on paper
24 x 18 inches

Gregory Mortenson (New York, NY USA)
The Butterfly Effect
oil on linen
14 inch diameter

Ricky Mujica (Montclair, NJ USA)
oil on canvas
58 x 30 inches

Paul Newton (Dural, New South Wales, Australia)
Self-portrait – Dark Night of the Soul
oil on canvas
32 x 35 inches Dural, NSW, Australia

Caleb O’Connor (Tuscaloosa, AL USA)
Deontay Wilder, Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Cold Cast Resin
82 x 24 x 32 inches

Brooke Olivares (Sarasota, FL USA)
The Purple Orchid
oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

Stephen Perkins (Melbourne Beach, FL USA)
Henry Hensche Memorial
19 inch diameter

Mary Sauer (Saratoga Springs, UT USA)
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches

Susan Wakeen (Litchfield, CT USA)
clay for plaster
30 x 12 x 13 inches

Jennifer Welty (Santa Cruz, CA USA)
oil on linen
40 x 30 inches

Melinda Whitmore (Oak Park, IL USA)
epoxy, copper, iron
48 x 22 x 22 inches

Ming Yu (Beijing, China)
In Bvlag
oil on linen
15.75 X 19.69 inches

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