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2006 International Portrait Arts Festival
The Miracle of the Portrait
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery Ontario, Toronto , Canada December 7-10, 2006
 
  2006 International Portrait Competition Winners  
 
Grand Prize
Steven Rosati
"Looking Ahead"
Steven Rosati, Quebec, Canada
 
First Place
Yetvart Gabris Yaghdjian
"Ms. Lyn Godwin"
Yetvart Garbis Yaghdjian
Ontario, Canada
Second Place
Edward J. Reed
"Louder"
Edward J. Reed, Virginia, USA
Third Place
Donna Surprenant
"Preparation"
Donna Surprenant
Ontario, Canada
 
People’s Choice
Andrew Atroshenko
"Julie"
Andrew Atroshenko
Russian Federation
Best Portfolio
Jean Miller Harding
"Ballerina Chan Hon Goh"
Jean Miller Harding
Ontario, Canada
 
 
Honorable Mention
 
"Angela"
James Ian MacDougall
James Ian MacDougall
Ontario, Canada
"Daydreamer"
Tang Wei Min
Tang Wei Min
Republic of China
"Self-Portrait with Scarf"
Marina Dieul
Marina Dieul
Quebec, Canada
 
"The Princess"
Guangbo Tang
Guangbo Tang
Ontario, Canada
"Girl in African Outfit"
Raphael Tchetyshov
Raphael Tchetyshov
Ontario, Canada
"Son of Bear"
Melody Kozmeniuk
Melody Kozmeniuk
Saskatchewan, Canada
 
"Self-Portrait #12"
Sam Hester
Sam Hester
Alberta, Canada
"John Hertel"
Judith Elsasser
Judith Elsasser
Ontario, Canada
"Naomi"
Hans Holtkamp
Hans Holtkamp
Saskatchewan, Canada
 
  "Mother and Child"
Dongmin Lai
Dongmin Lai
British Columbia, Canada
 
 

A Note About Portrait Society Prizes and Their Focus


We look for the best presentation of knowledge of human essence and form, as well as vitality of subject matter and love of creation.  We want to feel life in the portraits that are depicted—the "miracle" that emerges when this happens.  "Commercial value" and that something might sell is less important to us than high technical standards and the artist's obvious dedication.  In contemporary art, sometimes there isn't sufficient emphasis on craftsmanship, concept and marketability receiving greater attention.  Our Portrait Society has a more traditional outlook, something we try to communicate through providing educational opportunities, like our festival and workshops.


 

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