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The Kingston Prize: Canada's Portrait Competition

Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018Image of a woman with her hair up in a high bun/knot face is very detail body just sketched in

This Canada-wide competition showcases the work of 30 outstanding contemporary Canadian artists. The vision of the Prize is to develop a historical record of Canadians by Canadians. Explore the exhibition and have your say by nominating works for the People's Choice awards, to be selected in January 2018.

Image: Christienne Cuevas, Canadian, b. 1981
Portrait of the Artist, Graphite, carbon and sumi ink on paper
2017 winner
the artist

Picture Perfect Portraits Tour: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2 - 3 p.m.




THROUGH GORDON RAYNER'S EYES: PORTRAITS OF FAMOUS ARTISTS

Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018
Portrait of a red haired manExplore this exciting exhibition of innovative and often humourous paintings by renowned artist Gordon Rayner (1935 - 2010). Rayner carefully researched and painted portraits of famous artists he admired. 

Subjects, like Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, and Fred Varley to name a few.

Image: Gordon Rayner, Canadian (1935-2010)
Vincent Van Gogh, oil on masonite, 2002
the estate of the artist

Picture Perfect Portraits Tour: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2 - 3 p.m.




MEETING HER MAJESTY: PHIL RICHARDS OFFICIAL PORTRAIT

November 4, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Black and White image of Queen ElizabethDive into the world of portraits and how they are created with Toronto artist, Phil Richards. Discover sketches and related material created for the official portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for the Diamond Jubilee, commissioned by the Canadian Government in 2012.

Image: Phil Richards, Canadian, b, 1951 
Painted grisaille study of the Queen's head, fall winter 2010. This study was used as the primary model for the face of the Queen in the final portrait.

the artist

Artists Talk: Nov. 12, 1 - 3 p.m.
Picture Perfect Portraits Tour: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2 - 3 p.m.



PAMA gratefully acknowledges the support of the:

PAMA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council