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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 07/26/2011

National Portrait Gallery seeks entries for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition


Stanley Rayfield, "DAD," 2008. Oil on canvas. Collection of the artist. Rayfield was the second-prize winner for the 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. The 2012 Competition will begin accepting entries Sept. 1.(Stanley Rayfield/Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)
The National Portrait Gallery is in search of its next great contemporary work. The juried, triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition is accepting entries starting Sept. 1. Open to professional artists 18 and older, those interested may submit one image of any visual art medium created after

January 1, 2010, and can be

uploaded on the site portraitcompetition.si.edu until Oct. 31. There is a $35 entry fee. The entries will be narrowed down into a semifinalist group, to be assessed in person, and from there the winners will be decided. Those chosen will be included in the exhibition, to run from Mar. 22, 2013 through Jan. 4, 2014. There will be a grand prize winner chosen, who will be given a $25,000 cash prize and the chance to draft a separate commission of a notable living American for the Portrait Galley’s collection. The Portrait Gallery blog, “ Face to Face ,” may also post works submitted from various contenders.

For more information, visit the Competition website.

By Erin Williams  |  04:08 PM ET, 07/26/2011

 
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