2017 The Art of the Portrait: And the Winners Are . . .

by Matthew Innis |

The Art of the Portrait International Portrait Competition Winners of 2017

Congratulations to all of the winners!


Certificates of Exceptional Merit

Anna Rose Bain

A Fleeting Moment


John Borowicz



Shuhai Cao

A Bunch of Roses


Chung-Wei Chien



Seth Haverkamp



Pramond Kurlekar



Gregory Mortenson

The Butterfly Effect


Ricky Mujica



Caleb O’Connor

Deontay Wilder


Brooke Olivares

The Purple Orchid


Stephen Perkins

Henry Hensche Memorial


Jennifer Welty



Melinda Whitmore


Second Honors

Matteo Caloiaro

Juli’s Kitchen


First Honors

Tracy Ference

This is Marshall


Fifth Place

Mary Sauer


Fourth Place

Paul Newton

Self-portrait – Dark Night of the Soul

Third Place

Casey Childs

Take These Broken Wings

Second Place

Johanna Harmon


First Place – Drawing

Sookyi Lee


First Place – Sculpture

Susan Wakeen


First Place – Painting

Ming Yu

In Bvlag


The William F. Draper Grand Prize Winner /
People’s Choice Award Winner

David Kassan

Love and Resilience
Portrait of Louise and Lazar Farkas, Survivors of the Shoah

Love and Resilience (detail)

Love and Resilience (detail)

Love and Resilience (detail)

David Kassan giving an impromptu thank-you speech.



    What a delight to see all these works. And especially well done David Kassan.


    Thanks for posting this for those of us who are not there to see in person! Congratulations to the winners.


    Beautiful work by all of the artist! A really enjoyable show! Thank you for all of your photography and information.


    What a delight to see all these works. And especially well done

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