About the Exhibition
A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.
The Great Portrait Show is seeking entries that show a variety of styles and mediums, all with the focus on portraiture.
Call for entries opens: January 1
Call for entries ends: April 5, midnight
Artist Notifications: April 8
Drop-off of work to gallery: April 21
Opening Reception: May 2, 6-9pm
Pick-up of unsold work from gallery: May 26, 12-4pm
Artists may submit up to three works. A selection of works will be chosen by Blockfort Gallery to be shown in the month of May. Works may be for sale, but are not required to be. There is no cost for entry, but works sold in the gallery are subject to a 30% commission.