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Kildare Portrait Artist for the Year

Kildare portrait artist of the year 2016 competition.

On Culture Weekend 2016, following the great success of The Kildare Portrait Artist of the Year 2015 competition , a second competition is being held on Saturday the 17th of September 12pm-4pm, venue TBC.

This competition involves artists painting a portrait of a celebrity model over a three hour period with a 15 minute break after each hour. There is a viewing gallery in this room where the public will be invited to watch as the paintings progress.

The artists can use any medium of their choice but this does not include photography. This competition is open to all artists over 16 years of age.

The artists will be evaluated by a panel of three judges, three well-known personalities from the arts sector. The winners portrait will be chosen by the panel and the sitters will also choose their favourite painting to take home as a print.

To enter this competition artists should submit a portrait (maximum size 40cmx50cm) painted in the last 12 months and complete the form available below. Closing date is Thursday 25th August at 4pm.


Click here to download the application form


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