2008 International Portrait Arts Festival
Toronto Centre for the Arts, Ontario

5040 Yonge Street , Toronto ,Ontario
December 4-7, 2008

¡°The Miracle of the Portrait¡±
Our fifth Competition and Conference in fine art portraiture is open for those interested in the art of portrait in Canada and around the world. The venue for the International Portrait Arts Festival will be The Toronto Centre for the Arts, Spectacular Exhibition Gallery and Comfortable Studio Theatre in Toronto .
Well known public Centre for Performing and Visual Art in Ontario will open doors to celebration Portraiture arts in Canada.
• spend four days at the festival, studying portrait drawing, painting, and sculpture with the leading portrait artists of   our time
• observe live portrait Demonstrations presented by outstanding portrait artists from different countries, painting and   sculpting for an audience and sharing their techniques and method
• enter your work in the only professional portrait Competition in Canada
• receive professional critique of your work by other artists
• enjoy the Gala Award Event.

 
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This prestigious event that brings together masters, professional artists, emerging artists and art-lovers , structured as Portrait Competition, Exhibition , Conference with a series of Demonstration workshops and art critique, plus Gala closing event, the International Portrait Arts Festival is an excellent learning opportunity for Portrait Artists of all levels. As the only professional Competition in Fine Art Portraiture in Canada this is unique opportunity to establish the public recognition on the specialty subject of the Portrait.
Festival Registration Fees
General Participant- $450 CAD
Portrait Society Members- $350 CAD
International Participant- $450 US
International Portrait Society Member- $350 US

2008 International Portrait Competition
(Limited to participants in 2008 Portrait Arts Festival
Awards
GRAND PRIX Best of show $ 3000. 00 CAD
FIRST Place Award $ 1000. 00CAD
SECOND Place Award $ 750. 00 CAD
THIRD Place Award $ 500. 00 CAD
Best Portfolio Award $ 350. 00 CAD
Peoples Choice Award $ 500.00 CAD
All Festival Participants are eligible to submit slides of their portrait work. Two rounds of judging and selection are involved. Round one is conducted by Selection Committee of the Portrait Society; the Top Finalists will be invited to bring the Original Work for the Display and final judging to the Toronto Centre for the Arts Exhibition Gallery.
Submissions will be rated for composition, technique, application and overall vitality of the subject.
The competition works will be exhibited over the days of the Festival in the eminent Toronto Centre for the Arts Gallery .Open to the public
The Awards will be presented during the Awards Gala December 6, 2008. Canadian and International Artists are invited to submit their works to the Portrait Competition.
All entries must be received by November 1, 2008
Competition Timetable
Deadline for submission of slides: November 1, 2008
Notification of Finalists: November 10, 2008
Exhibition of Finalists: December 4-7, 2008
Final Judging: December 6, 2008
Awards Presen
tation: December 6, 2008, during the
Gala Awards

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