NPG Portrait Finalists


The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) presents the finalists in its fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition in a major exhibition through Aug. 30. Every three years, artists living and working in the United States are invited to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts chosen by the museum. The works of this year’s nearly 50 finalists were selected from over 2,600 entries. The first-prize winner receives $25,000 and a commission to create a portrait of a living person for the museum’s permanent collection.