IMPORTANT INFO -
The entry dates for the 2015 Portrait Awards are:
13 JULY 2015 to 23 JULY 2015
You have to know the sitter!
You may not copy the National Geographic cover! Unless you have personally met and photographed Mandela/Tutu/Oprah/Zuma/Juju etc. you may not paint them! The aim is to observe your sitter – therefore someone you have “seen” in your dreams will not suffice.
Two-dimensional portraits in all media are acceptable. NO SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, LENS-BASED or DIGITAL work is permitted.
The size restrictions have changed.
Minimum size: 25cm width x 20 cm height (unframed)
Maximum size: 120 cm width x 200 cm height (framed)
No work or frame may exceed 10 cm in depth.
Multipart works (up to 3 parts) will be accepted and regarded as one work.
The Rust-en-Vrede Gallery has organized Stuttaford Van Lines as the official courier service. Artists may drop off their unwrapped work at any of the various depots mentioned below.
Stuttaford Van Lines will wrap and package the work and transport it to Rust-en-Vrede Gallery. They will unwrap the work when they deliver it to the gallery. They will collect unselected work from the gallery, re-wrap it and transport it to the same depot from where it came. Artists may then collect the work from the depot at a specific date. This is a free service to the artists.
Works may be delivered to the various depots from:
Monday 13th July to Friday 17th July 2015 from 9:00 to 15:00 daily
Monday 20 July to Thursday 23 July from 9:00 to 15:00 daily.
Johannesburg: 23 Axle Drive, Clayville, Olifantsfontein, Midrand, Johannesburg.
Contact person: Margarida Fernandes Tel. 011 2061500
Bloemfontein: 248 Church Street, Hamilton, Bloemfontein
Contact person: Rachel Harris Tel. 0514341465
Durban: 8 -10 Ernest Clokie Road, Prospecton, Durban
Contact person: Duncan Schulze Tel. 031 9023566
Port Elizabeth: 21 Kwaford Road, Stuandale, Port Elizabeth
Contact person: Gareth Foster Tel. 041 4057400
George: Cnr Fabrick Street & Laing Street, Industria, George
Contact person: Lusia Coetzee Tel 044 8742120
Cape Town: 65 Bofars Circle cnr Kinghall Ave. Epping Industria 2, Cape Town
Contact person: Mike Kitshoff Tel. 021 5148700
Works may be hand-delivered to Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, 10 Wellington Rd, Durbanville. Tel. 021 9764691 from:
Monday 13th July to Saturday 18th July 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00
Monday 20th July to Thursday 23rd July 2015 From 10:00 to 16:00
Work should be presented to the gallery without any protective packaging, as this cannot be retained. If works are sent with a personal courier or friend, please make arrangements for them to remove the packaging and to present the work unwrapped. Artists, couriers or friends will have to adhere to the above dates and times. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!