#Outwin2019

Visit the 2019 Exhibition

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The National Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition celebrates excellence in the art of portraiture. It is the realization of Virginia Outwin Boochever’s gift to the Smithsonian and the nation, a testament to the transformative power of one individual to make an impact. Every three years, artists living and working in the United States are invited by the museum to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts. The selected artworks reflect the compelling and diverse approaches contemporary artists are using to tell the American story through portraiture.


EXPLORE

Meet the 2019 Finalists

Forty-six portraits were selected from an open call that yielded more than 2,600 entries.

Meet the Jurors

Four guest jurors joined three National Portrait Gallery curators to select the 2019 finalists.

Virginia Outwin Boochever

Meet the benefactor who endowed this national, triennial competition and exhibition.


People's Choice Award

Vote for your favorite portrait from October 26, 2019 through April 24, 2020!

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