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National Portrait Gallery Announces Winners of National Teen Portrait Competition

National Portrait Gallery Announces Winners of National Teen Portrait Competition

Grand Prize-winning Works To Be Displayed Alongside Museum’s Exhibition “The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today”

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has announced Chiemeka Offor of California and Sofia Gress of Florida as the grand-prize winners of the museum’s nationwide Teen Portrait Competition. Open to students between the ages of 13 and 17 residing in the U.S. and its territories, the competition yielded 15 finalists, with Offor and Gress taking home the top prizes. The museum received 629 eligible entries from 45 states; the rules for this edition specified that portraits must be in the medium of photography. The entries were reviewed by the Portrait Gallery’s Teen Museum Council, a group of 20 high school students from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia who create interactive programs and events inspired by the Portrait Gallery’s collection. The Teen Museum Council’s objective is to increase teen engagement with the museum.

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Weekly Events List
Weekly Events List: February 26–March 1

Weekly Events List: February 26–March 1

Receptions at Takoma Park Community Center, The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, National Portrait Gallery, Washington Sculptors Group, Studio Gallery, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, and Watergate Gallery + Talks at Washington Project for the Arts, Washington Studio School, Foundry Gallery, and Willow Street Gallery + Events at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Read More
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