· The Kingston Prize ·

Canada’s Portrait Prize

The Kingston Prize

Portraits throughout the years, showing the face of Canada.

To see past finalists and artist statements, click on Exhibits By Year

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Kingston Prize 2021 competition was cancelled.

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People’s Choice Announced

People’s Choice Announced

The Kingston Prize is delighted to announce the 2023 People's Choice Award. Over the course of the finalist portraits exhibition at the Firehall Theatre in Gananoque, Ontario, people were invited to cast a vote for their favourite portrait. The People's Choice Award...

2023 Winner Announced!

2023 Winner Announced!

The Kingston Prize is pleased to announce the 2023 winners. The winners were announced at a private reception at the exhibition in the Firehall Theatre in Gananoque, Ontario (www.1000islandsplayhouse.com/), attended by finalists, their subjects, and guests. Incoming...

The Kingstonist Writes about The Kingston Prize Exhibition

The Kingstonist Writes about The Kingston Prize Exhibition

Our thanks to the Kingstonist for the great article highlighting the exhibition at the Firehall Theatre! “Julian once told me that the medium of portraiture is so unique because even if you know nothing about art or art history, the face of the subject draws you in,...