This portrait of Jyllie Jackson, creator of Lismore’s Lantern Parade, is called Lady of Light. This painting by Karen Coyle has made it as a finalist in the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize. Winners will be announced this Friday.
This portrait of Jyllie Jackson, creator of Lismore’s Lantern Parade, is called Lady of Light. This painting by Karen Coyle has made it as a finalist in the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize. Winners will be announced this Friday.

Portrait Prize opens

The 2010 Northern Rivers Portrait Prize will be opened this Friday, April 23, at 5.30pm by artist Michael Zavros at the Lismore Regional Gallery.

The 54 finalists reflect back to our community the faces in it. We see these faces in our everyday lives. We may know something about these people. But every portrait tells a story about its subject revealing more about that person. This is the art of the portrait painter.

The revival of a Lismore-based portrait prize (which was something of a Lismore institution some years back) is applauded by the local artist community and the community in general with more than 130 portraits entered.

At the opening the winners will be announced by Michael Zavros. There’s $7,500 in prize 0money for the winner – and that’s a lot of money (especially for one of our artists).

See ya there.


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