2019 Art of the Portrait Competition Finalists

by Matthew Innis |

 

The Portrait Society of America has just announced the finalists for this year’s International Portrait Competition.  Of the nearly 3,000 entries – the largest number of submissions yet received by the Society – only 24 were chosen for this honor, and these finalists represent some of the best figurative artists from around the world.  All two dozen of the works will next head to Atlanta, Georgia, where they will be on view during the 21st Annual Art of the Portrait Conference from April 25th through the 28th, and on the final evening of the event, awards will be presented to the participants with one lucky finalist receiving the very prestigious Draper Grand Prize.  Best of luck to all the competitors!

Congratulations are also due the 27 Certificate of Excellence award winners . . .
France Bell, Diana Buitrago, Olena Burykina, Matteo Caloiaro, Jeanya Charles, Robin Cole, John Cook, Leon Doucette, David Gluck, Moses Hamborg, Liz Harris, Olga Krimon, Jin Li, Shuang Liu, Kelly Micca, Greg Mortenson, Rich Nelson, Paul Newton, Olga Nielsen, Evert Ploeg, Joe Remillard, Linda Harris Reynolds, Mary Sauer, Patrick Saunders, James Sondow, Stephanie Thompson, and Aaron Westerberg
. . . and to the 50 Select Award winners . . .
Matthew Almy, Anna Rose Bain, Jennifer Balkan, John Michael Carter, Kevin Chambers, Joseph Daily, Vittorio Dangelico, John Darley, Ilana Ellis, Jin Fengshi, McGarren Flack, Nick Gebhart, Jennifer Gennari, Eric Guan, Catherine Haverkamp, YongFu He, Susan Hotard, Keith Johnson, Jinchul Kim, Xiaoyu Li, Yungsheng Liu, Chang-Peng Lo, Abigail McBride, Sean McGraw, Mary Minifie, Ricky Mujica, CW Mundy, Sivananda Nyayapathi, Teresa Oaxaca, Brooke Olivares, Mantas Poderys, Gustavo Ramos, Pegah Samaie, Mark Sapsaev, Stephen Schirle, Nathan Seay, Nathaniel Skousen, David Tanner, James Tennison, Lauren Tilden, Dongsheng Wang, Benkui Wang, Wenbin Wang, Jennifer Welty, Ernest Wood, Lin Yang, Jin Yuguo, Xu Zhang, Jun Zhang, and Hong Zhang
Kudos to you all!

 

Aron Belka (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Clifton Faust
48 x 48 in.
Oil

Casey Childs (Pleasant Grove, Utah, USA)
Youthful Decadence
34.5 x 60 in.
Oil

Ellen Cooper (Media, Pennsylvania, USA)
Rachel
32 x 26 in.
Oil

Seth Haverkamp (Norris, Tennessee, USA)
Mars Rising
60 x 44 in.
Oil

Michael Hall (Provo, Utah, USA)
The Night Before the “I Have a Dream” Speech: Martin Luther King Jr.
18.5 x 8.5 x 14.25 in.
Clay for bronze

Jeff Hein (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
Chad
20 x 16 in.
Oil

Quang Ho (Denver, Colorado, USA)
The Farmhand (Noelle)
36 x 24 in.
Oil

Pramod Kurlekar (Vasai, Maharashtra, India)
Freelancer
43 × 32 in.
Oil

Joshua LaRock (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)
Midshipman, US Naval Academy
42 x 30 in.
Oil

Erin McCarthy (Revere, Massachusetts, USA)
Simple Man
17 x 8 x 8 in.
Plaster

Sookyi Lee (Singapore)
White Gown
16 x 11 in.
Charcoal on toned paper

Carol Peebles (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Gigi At 13
23 x 18 in.
Charcoal

Aapo Pukk (Saue, Estonia)
Estonian Cello Player Peeter Paemurru
41 x 30 in.
Oil

Mark Pugh (Pleasant Grove, Utah, USA)
Mother’s Song
27 x 48 in.
Oil

Mary Qian (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Chicago
40 x 30 in.
Oil

Timothy Rees (Mesa, Arizona, USA)
The Bribe
57 x 48 in.
Oil

Mardie Rees (Gig Harbor, Washington, USA)
Wholehearted
16.75 x 8 x 4.75 in.
Kiln cast glass

Lorena Selim (Annandale, Virginia, USA)
Self-Portrait
31 x 25 in.
Oil

Katherine Stone (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Childish Things
24 x 28 in.
Oil

Oliver Sin (San Francisco, California, USA)
Bob
17 x 14 in.
Vine charcoal

Alex Venezia (Cary, North Carolina, USA)
Haunting
20 x 16 in.
Oil

Amy Werntz (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Marjorie
14.875 x 23.375 in.
Oil

Susan Wakeen (Litchfield, Connecticut, USA)
Iris
18 x 8.5 x 8 in.
Clay for Bronze

Ming Yu (Chaoyang District, Beijing, China)
The Shepherd’s Song
50.7 x 62.4 in.
Oil

One comment

    Chet
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    Congratulations, all! It makes my heart to sing to see that art is not dead! I am usually disappointed to see crummy art being rewarded. So.kudos to the judges as well. Happy painting!

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