A group of art-loving Villagers toured the internationally-renown triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery on June 24 with Villager/ docent Lorna Grenadier.
The works of 43 artists selected from 2500 entries feature contemporary identity issues of race, poverty, gender, aging, and immigration and the power of portraiture to transform. Villagers commented this was the best of prior competitions and that learning personal and often touching stories about the artists and their subjects beyond the wall labels enhanced their experience. The tour also included the three works created by prior Outwin winners that are now part of NPG’s permanent collection.
The exhibit is on view through January 8, 2017.