Exhibition: The Art of Faces: Portraits


Exhibition Information

The human face is a mirror of a unique personality. Every anatomical detail such as eyes, nose, lips or the hair's texture tell a story of the person. Portraits and human expressions were represented in all types of art throughout history and showed how people looked like long before the art of photography was invented. These works serve as evidence of cultures, traditions, clothes desings or people.

  Portrait study was an important part of progression for many artists. It represented in different styles and genras. We can find protraits with a plain background amd in home decor or landscape to emphesise belongings of a person to a certain class         (the most popular portrait, "Mona Lisa" painted by Leonardo da Vinci, represenative for the Italian Renaissance, reveal an enigmatic and mysterious expression, placed in a natural landscape with river and mountains.)

  Portraiture is the art of recreating a portrait and can capture a particular look or state of mind experienced by the model. This can be visually represented by many techniques, as pencils using tones of grey; colors, painting with strong or light brushes.

  History shows a lot of portrait exemples, usually reflecting the purity, beauty, elegance in women and power, strategy, sharp characteristics in men.

  Today realism, hyperrealism or abstractionism in the art of representation a portrait is still very impressive and a way to communicate with people around the world.

I invite you all to be inspired by a face in your art representation. It can be a study of someone inspiring, a drawing, a painting or even a photography.


"Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter? ", Pablo Picasso



Exhibition Terms


All artworks must be original and submitted by the author. The artist is responsible for the submission.

For this exhibition, we accept all media.

We highly encourage all artists to accompany all submissions with a supporting statement that explains the relationship between the work and the theme of the exhibition. In making the final decision, the curator will be looking carefully at the supporting statements as well as the actual images.

Applications are accepted on our site until August 30, 2024.

Video: How to Apply to the People & Paintings Exhibition.

The House Artists are allowed to participate in exhibitions with independent curators.
The House Artists will not be able to receive the Gallery Award (where the Gallery is involved in selecting the winner).


Early Bird Applications (Until August 2, 2024) - $7 per artwork ($4 for every additional artwork included in the same application).

Applications period:  August 3, 2024 - August 30, 2024 - $10 first artwork ($5 for every additional artwork included in the same application).


Exhibition dates: September 2, 2024 - September 13, 2024

The 20 artworks selected by the Exhibition Curator will be exhibited on the main page rotation banner on our site for the duration of the exhibition.

Within two weeks of the exhibition, each of the 20 selected artworks will also be posted on our main Facebook Page and other media accounts we curate:  Gallery InstagramGallery TwitterGallery PinterestAlignable

Prizes and Awards: 

1)      20 artworks will be chosen by our Exhibition Curator. Each selected artwork will receive a Certificate of Selection

2)      Curator’s Award (Monetary Prize $100

3)      Gallery Award (Monetary Prize $100) - awarded by the Exhibition Curator and People & Paintings Gallery

4)     Popular Vote Award (Monetary Prize $50) – will receive the artwork with the most “likes” on this page of our website during the exhibition (September 2, 2024 - September 13, 2024) 

We highly recommend posting all applied artworks to our  Facebook group “People& Paintings Open”. To help, we added the button “Share” to the application process.

Gallery reserves a right to choose the winner in this category if the numbers of likes in the sources above will be compromised or contested.


1)   The 20 selected artworks will be announced by Sunday, September 1, 2024

2)   The “Gallery Prize”, the “Curator’s Award” and the “Popular Vote Award” will be announced by Sunday, September 15, 2024

 Additional Information:

After you submit the application, we highly recommend posting each applied artwork to our Facebook group “People& Paintings Open”. To help, we added a button “Share” to the application process.

After the exhibition is over, we will keep the exhibition works available to the audience in the “Previous Exhibitions” section.

After the Exhibition Catalog is ready, you will be able to download it for free from the exhibition page on our site.

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Location: Online Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: 02 Sep 2024 - 13 Sep 2024

Current Status: Application

Applications are accepted from 01 Dec 2023 to 30 Aug 2024