Record entry for Annual Exhibition

There will be hot competition this year for a place at our Annual Exhibition as we received a record number of entries, 2493 in all.  This reflects an upward trend in works submitted online over the past few years (see below). Whether this reflects the increasing popularity of portraiture or better communications remains to be…

Peter Kuhfeld 'The Executive Chef' winner of the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture 2019

2019 Prize winners are…

Peter Kuhfeld RP NEAC, Winner of The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture – £10,000 The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture is sponsored by Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE OC and the Ondaatje Foundation, this generous prize of a £10,000 cheque plus the Society’s Gold Medal is awarded for the most distinguished portrait of the year. Kuhfeld was born in…

portrait prize winner Bernadett Timko, Lucas etching

Pre-selection results

This year 2,142 portrait works were entered online in the first stage of the judging process for the Open Call of our Annual Exhibition. Excitingly, submission numbers are up 9% on previous years!  For the second and final stage of the submissions process, the physical portraits are brought to London to be seen by the…