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...

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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...

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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,...

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Drawing the Prize

Drawing the Prize

Drawing the Prize is an art workshop for adults that explores the portraiture of the Kingston Prize 2023. Participants experience the exhibition of Canadian portraiture at the Firehall Theatre through a guided tour of the portraits and a discussion of content and the...

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2023 Kingston Prize Exhibition

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....

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The Kingston Prize 2023 Finalists

The Board of The Kingston Prize Association and the Jury, are delighted to announce the names of the thirty finalists in the 2023 competition. We congratulate each of them, and thank all the outstanding Canadian artists who submitted their works this year. With nearly...

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Julian Brown

The Board of The Kingston Prize Association announces with sorrow the recent passing of Julian Brown. With his wife, Kaaren, Julian Brown was Co-Founder of The Kingston Prize, Canada’s portrait competition. Our sincere condolences go to Kaaren and their family....

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The Next Portrait Prize Competition

Many of you have inquired about the next portrait prize competition. The Kingston Prize is reorganizing following the COVID lockdown.  The next competition will be announced on our website and emails will be sent to all artists in our database, once our fundraising...

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Salt Spring Prize

The Joan McConnell Award & Residency for Outstanding Work $20,000 Donated by Joan McConnell was won by Kriss Munsya Dreams Tonite. Highway Reflections, The Eraser For more information about the Salt Spring competition, see their website -  ...

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A new endowment fund and a chance to triple your donation

A new endowment fund and a chance to triple your donation

We are delighted to take advantage of a new funding opportunity for The Kingston Prize Association and we hope that you will be involved! The Kingston Prize supports arts in Canada, through our bi-annual portrait competition. We also work to create educational...

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