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2014 Canadian Portrait Competition
“The Miracle of the Portrait”
December 1-20, 2014

This will be the 9th Competition sponsored by the Portrait Society of Canada and will be an on-line competition. It is open to all Canadian visual artists and to all those interested in the art of portrait in Canada.   As the only professional on- line Competition in Fine Art Portraiture in Canada this will be a unique opportunity to encourage public recognition on the specialty subject of the Portrait in Contemporary Canadian art.


2014   Best Portrait                  $ 1000 00 CAD          
 Peoples Choice Award 2014       $ 500.00 CAD    

Artists are invited to submit digital images of their work(s). Jurying will be conducted by a selection committee appointed by the Portrait Society of Canada. There will be two rounds of judging. The Top Finalists’ works will be displayed on our Portrait Society web site from December 1 until December 20, 2014. Final judging will be made by independent Judges. Winners of the Best Portrait and Peoples’ Choice Award will be announced on December 20 at 12 noon. Final judging will be made by independent Judges. On-line voting for Peoples’ choice Award will be open through December 1-20,2014
       All submissions will be rated for composition, technique, application and overall vitality of the portrait.
 Cash Awards will be mailed to the winners on December 20, 2014.

                   All entries must be received by November 1, 2014                                 
Competition Timetable        
Deadline for submissions:   November 1, 2014    
Notification of Finalists   December 1, 2014    
 Exhibition of Finalists:    December 1-20, 2014    
Final Judging:   December 20, 2014    
Awards mail out:   December20, 2014    
International Jurors:   Michael John Angel, Florence, Italy    
    Djordje Prudnikoff, Beograd, Serbia    
    Gwenneth Barth, USA    
    Veronica Kvassetskaia-Tsyglan, Canada    
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Canadian-artist Deborah Pearce has been creating portraits of Olympic athletes since 2010 after the Olympic Athletes: Dialogue in Art exhibition hosted in the same year by the Portrait Society. They hang now at the University of McMaster in the DeGroote School of Business. In honour of the games that are happening right now, we interviewed Deborah asking her to share her experiences working with athletes as well as other fun facts about herself. Click here to read more,

  Irena Korosec, now residing in Montreal, uses her connection to the soul and to emotions to draw her energy towards the creation of her portraitures. Her love for all things human, demonstrated by her interest towards artists such as Nerdrum and Freud and in her desire for justice and equality transcends past the simple surface of the canvas and into the viewer’s hearts. Click here to read more about her perspective towards the beautiful powers of art. Click here to read more,    
  Montreal-based portrait artist Jane Kavanagh expresses her love for portraiture and the eerie, yet wildly interesting connection that she has with her subject through the art form. Having dipped her feet in all different kinds of professional fields, it’s no surprise that art is the field that she feels the most attached and at home with. Click here to read more,    

Born in British Columbia, but now based in Saskatchewan, self-taught 3-D Canadian sculpture artist Melody Kozmeniuk creates clay portraits that attempt to capture the past and the spirit of the subject. Apart from her sculptures, she also works on photography as well as spends time with her beautiful Icelandic horses. Click here to read more,

  “Work hard, play hard”. That is Jacqueline’s, our Executive Assistant here at Portrait Society, motto that she swears by. Clearly, she has held the first end of the quote. Graduating with Honours a full year earlier than her anticipated graduation date, she is ambitious as well as charmingly witty. With a major in Art History and a double minor in French and Economics, she brings a mixture of skills and abilities to the table. She guides the Artist’s Studio Interviews and acts as one of the editors for Portrait Atelier on top of everything else that she does here with us. As for the “play hard” part, she says, “Don’t worry. Morocco will be here soon enough.”
  The Sublime of Rational Fantasies by Henri Fuseli (1741-1825). Romanticism was a dominant spiritual and political movement in Europe during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The romantic presence was not embraced just by political institutions of Europe; it also included art and literature. Click here to read more,    
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