2019 Winner Announced!

2019 Winner Announced!

I like the idea of romantic thoughts, but I am just not that poetic of a person – by Atleigh Homma, Toronto, ON Acrylic on stretched canvas Winner of the 2019 Kingston Prize, $20,000. Jury Statement The work of Atleigh Homma was compelling to the 2019 Jurors of...

The Kingston Prize 2019 Finalists

The Board of The Kingston Prize Association, and the Jury, are pleased to announce the names of the thirty finalists in the 2019 competition. The Kingston Prize of $20,000, and two Honourable Mention Awards of $2,000 each, will be awarded during the reception at the...

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP)

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is a biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian visual art. The next event will be in 2021, with the call for artist submissions open from January to May, 2021. The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice...
2017 Winner Announced!

2017 Winner Announced!

Christienne Cuevas of Kitchener, Ontario has been announced the winner of The Kingston Prize 2017 Presented by the Haynes Connell Foundation “As an artist, I have two impulses that struggle to find their expression—an exacting impulse that demands precision and...

The Many Faces of Portraits

“The Many Faces of Portraits” A free public talk by Senator Patricia Bovey, Director Emerita of Winnipeg Art Gallery Firehall Theatre, Gananoque October 19, 2017, 6.30 pm. Refreshments at...

The Kingston Prize 2017 Finalists

The Board of The Kingston Prize Association, and the Jury, are pleased to announce the names of the thirty finalists in the 2017 competition. The Kingston Prize of $20,000, presented by the Haynes Connell Foundation, and two Honourable Mention Awards of $2,000 each,...

Portraits and Elitism

Following the American election, the new political scene is dominated by the conflict between elitism and populism, and these poorly-defined concepts are now being discussed here in Canada. The debate is often divisive, and could affect what ordinary people think...

Call to Artists for 2017

The seventh biennial Canadian portrait competition will be held in 2017. Eligible entries are portraits of Canadians by Canadian artists, either paintings or drawings. Deadline for entries is 28 April 2017. Awards: The Kingston Prize of $20,000 and two Honourable...

People’s Choice Prize at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

The Kingston Prize Association is pleased to announce that Kayla (Kit) King is the winner of the People’s Choice Prize of $1000.00 at the 2015 exhibition of thirty portraits at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Kit’s large and sensitive portrait, entitled Pa,...