Jurors

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition is judged in two stages. In the first phase a panel of jurors uses an online jurying system to select approximately 100 semifinalists. The Portrait Gallery ships these works to Washington, D.C., where the panel meets again to select the approximately 50 finalists. These finalists' works are installed as a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and in a subsequent national tour.

Jurors 2019

  • Photo of Byron Kim

    Artist and senior critic, Yale School of Art

  • Photo of Harry Gamboa, Jr.

    Artist, writer, and faculty member, California Institute of the Arts

  • Photo of Lauren Haynes

    Curator of contemporary art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

  • Photo of Jefferson Pinder

    Artist and professor of sculpture and contemporary practices, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Photo of Brandon Brame Fortune

    Chief curator and curator of painting and sculpture, National Portrait Gallery

  • Photo of Dorothy Moss

    Curator of painting and sculpture, National Portrait Gallery

  • Photo of Taína Caragol

    Curator of painting and sculpture and Latino art and history, National Portrait Gallery

Jurors 2016

  • Photo of Kim Sajet
    Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution,Washington, D.C
  • Photo of Brandon Fortune
    Chief Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Photo of Helen Molesworth
    Chief Curator, MOCA, Los Angeles
  • Photo of Jerry Saltz
    Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine
  • Photo of John Valadez
    Artist, Los Angeles
  • Photo of Dorothy Moss
    Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Photo of Dawoud Bey
    Professor of Art and a Distinguished College Artist at Columbia College Chicago

Jurors 2013

  • Photo of Brandon Fortune
    Chief Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Photo of Hung Liu
    Artist and Professor, Mills College, Oakland, California
  • Photo of Richard J. Powell
    John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
  • Photo of Peter Frank
    Curator, writer, and critic, Los Angeles, California
  • Photo of Alec Soth
    Photographer, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Photo of Wendy Wick Reaves
    Interim Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Photo of Dorothy Moss
    Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Jurors 2009

  • Photo of Martin E. Sullivan
    Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
  • Photo of Carolyn K. Carr
    Deputy Director and Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Photo of Brandon Fortune
    Chief Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Photo of Brian O'Doherty
    Artist and Critic, New York City
  • Photo of Peter Schjeldahl
    Art Critic, The New Yorker, New York City
  • Photo of Kerry James Marshall
    Artist, Chicago, Illinois
  • Photo of Wanda M. Corn
    Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Jurors 2006

  • Photo of Carolyn K. Carr
    Deputy Director and Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Photo of Brandon Fortune
    Chief Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Photo of Thelma Golden
    Director, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, N.Y.
  • Photo of Trevor Fairbrother
    Independent Scholar and Curator, Boston, Mass
  • Photo of Marc Pachter
    Director, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Photo of Katy Siegel
    Associate Professor of Art History and Criticism, Hunter College, CUNY, and Contributing Editor, Artforum
  • Photo of Sidney Goodman
    Artist, Philadelphia, Pa.