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Tour the exhibition, listen to interviews, get inside information, and vote your favorite portrait for the People's Choice Award with the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition mobile app! This juried exhibition of portraits includes 48 works created from both traditional media like oil paintings, drawings and photographs as well as more surprising materials such as rice, glitter, thread and video. The museum received over 3,000 entries in a variety of visual arts media. The winner of the National Portrait Gallery’s third Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition received a grand prize of $25,000 and a commission to create a portrait of a living individual for the museum's permanent collection.
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