Expression of Interest – The Three Faces Portrait Art Prize

The Three Faces Portrait Art Prize is a visual art painting or drawing competition.

Arts Mansfield is inviting Expression of Interest from artists to participate in the Three Faces Mansfield Portrait Art Prize 2018

Expression of interest due 8 April

From the Expressions of Interest, 3 Adult and 3 Youth artists will be chosen to compete in the Three Faces 2016 Portrait Competition. The 3 successful Youth applicants will benefit from a one day workshop mentored by a local artist.

Download the Expression of Interest form on our forms page.

Each artist will create a 2 dimensional artwork of the subject who will be an identity from the Mansfield district.

Two public events to be held at the Delatite Hotel in Mansfield:

First event, ‘The Reveal’

Friday 27th April, 2018. Cocktail party style event at The Delatite Hotel. Mansfield

Introduction of the six successful artists and the ‘mystery’ sitter. Artists photograph and preliminary sketch the sitter.

The Second event, ‘The Unveiling’

Thursday 7th June 2018. Dinner event at The Delatite Hotel. Mansfield.

The winning portraits are chosen by the Mansfield Shire Mayor and Meredith Paez, curator, Benalla Gallery.

Prize for Adult winning artist

Acquisitive prize $2000– Sponsored by Mansfield Shire Council

The two runner up artists each receive $250.

Prize for Youth winning artist

Acquisitive prize $500– Sponsored by Mansfield Shire Council

The two runner up artists each receive $100.

Artworks not chosen as the winning works can be sold with a commission of 20% to Arts Council of Mansfield.

Conditions

Expressions of Interest reply by April 8, 2016.

Interested Artists need to provide images of portraits or artworks they have previously produced.

All artists need to be a resident of Mansfield or surrounds.

The six participating artists are chosen by the Arts Council of Mansfield committee and the decision is final with no correspondence entered into.

Artists must attend both events.

Each artist works in their own medium, supplies all their own materials and canvasses etc.

The finished artwork must be ready to hang.

The winning Portraits become acquisitions of the Mansfield Shire Council as part of a growing art collection.

Three Faces Portrait Prize