Thursday, May 31, 2012

Congratulations to the Winners of International Portrait Competition

Congratulations to the finalist in this year's Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition. On Saturday, May 26, 2012 in Philadelphia the winners were announced at the Portrait Society's Gala Banquet and Awards program.  

The three panel judges were PSoA Board Member Daniel E. Greene, NA, PSoA member and conference faculty artist Mary Whyte and the invitational judge was Brandon Brame Fortune, Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. 

The top five awards were: The Draper Grand Prize presented to Julio Reyes, the Best of Show to Mary Sauer, First Place to Alexandra Tyng, Second Place to David Kassan and First Honor to Lynn Sanguedolce.


Draper Grand Prize 
Julio Reyes
Tread Softly, 42 x 63”, oil  


Best of Show
Mary Sauer
Anna, 30 x 40”, oil

First Place
Alexandra Tyng
Year at Sea, 68 x 46”, oil
Second Place
David Kassan
Portrait of My Dad, 32 x 25”, oil 
First Honor
Lynn Sanguedolce
Tom Poynor, 68 x 50”, oil
Honor Award
Greg Mortenson
Orveda, 20 x 16”, oil

Honor Award
Paul Wyse
Max, 22 x 28”, oil

Honor Award
Katherine McNenly
The Beekeeper, 20 x 24”, oil

Honor Award
Gavin Gardner
Kalos Kai Agathos,7.75 x 13”, cast stone

Honor Award
James Tennison
Margueritte, 40 x 27”, oil

Exceptional Merit
Nick Alm
Insomnia, 35 x 37”, oil

Exceptional Merit & People's Choice
Casey Baugh
Composing, 12 x 20”, oil

Exceptional Merit
Matthew Collins
Richards Serrin, life size, terracotta

Exceptional Merit
Marina Dieul
La grande ails, 50 x 50”, oil 

Exceptional Merit
Stephen Early
I Wanna Be Adored #3, 36 x 30”, oil

Exceptional Merit
John Ebersberger
Avie, 27 x 19”, oil

Exceptional Merit
David Gluck
The Trapper, 24 x 30”, oil

Exceptional Merit
Aapo Pukk
Paul, 38 x 31”, oil 

Exceptional Merit
Thomas Reis
The Reader, 30 x 34”, oil 

Exceptional Merit
Hsin-Yao Tseng
I Never Told You, 30 x20”, oil