Thursday, July 10, 2008


Hello from the National Portrait Gallery. If you have entered the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009 already, thank you and good luck! If not, this is a reminder that the call for entries in all visual arts media closes on Thursday, July 31, 2008.

First prize: $25,000 and an opportunity for a commission to create a portrait of a remarkable living American for the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.
You can learn more about the competition and enter online at the website

Deadline: Thursday, July 31, 2008

The competition and resulting exhibition will celebrate excellence and innovation, with a strong focus on the variety of portrait media used by artists today. The juried competition will result in an exhibition of approximately 60 of the finalists' works. The National Portrait Gallery welcomes single figure-, group-, or self-portraits—from classical drawing and painting or hyperrealistic sculpture to large-scale photography to prints and new media. The competition is named for Virginia Outwin Boochever (1920–2005), a former Portrait Gallery volunteer whose generous gift has endowed this program.

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