Since 2005, The Kingston Prize has been one of the most anticipated Canadian portrait competition and exhibitions in the country. It is a unique celebration of the lives of Canadian people as seen through the works of gifted Canadian contemporary portraiture artists.

Along with a 1st Prize and two Honorary Mentions, there is also a People’s Choice Award that gives everyone visiting the exhibition an opportunity to vote for their favourite portrait.

In its blackbox setting, The Firehall Theatre transforms these works of art into something magical.

See the list of 30 finalists »

Starting September 1, the finalists’ works will be unveiled in “Thirty Days Hath September” via our social media channels.

(Updated Oct 1/23 – You can now see all of the portraits on our Instagram account or Facebook. Or you can view the entire exhibition on this website.)

Winners will be announced Friday, October 13, 2023. Join us to celebrate these world class portraits.

Please join us for the 2023 Kingston Prize Exhibition.

October 6 – 27, 2023

Noon – 8 PM daily
(Friday, October 13, noon – 4:00 PM)

@ The Firehall Theatre
185 South Street, Gananoque, ON

Admission is free for all ages.