Portrait Prize


Artist Call! Submissions Needed for the People’s Portrait Prize

 cSPACE is excited to be joining Contemporary Calgary and Nvrlnd to host the People’s Portrait Prize again.

For Calgary and area artists only.


  • November 27th Drop-off your artwork at Contemporary Calgary 12:00-3:00 (701-11th St SW)
  • Public voting via ballot will start on December 1st
  • Public voting on anonymous work will end at the end of the day on December 7th
  • December 8th is Awards Night from 6:00-9:00
  • Pick-up your work on December 17th at Contemporary Calgary

NvrLnd (1048 21 Ave SE)
Contemporary Calgary (701-11th St SW)
cSPACE creative hub in Marda Loop (1721-29th Avenue SW)

Awards aplenty for different genres and age groups!

Any genre of work accepted as long as it fits theme of human portraiture, and can fit through a door.

Sculpture, painting, mixed, drawing, photography.

Must be ready to hang with hardware if 2D. Noncompliant will not be shown.

$10.00 for first submission, $5.00 for second. Cash only.

Works will go on sale with artist name and details after awards given.

20% of sales will go to PPP in an honour system that will help ensure further shows and costs.

Artists will have the choice to be considered in a ‘portrait artist of the year’ filming at Contemporary Calgary like the Sky network show from the UK.

We don’t know the volume of any given genre of work that we’ll receive. Therefore it will be decided at the end of the 27th which venue will be best suited for each piece.

So viewers will just have to go to all three locations to see!

Get portrait-ing, Calgary!