30 July - 27 August 2017

Judges : Christopher Orchard, Paul Greenaway, Rebecca Evans

First Prize: $10,000 Kennedy Arts Foundation Acquisitive Prize
Kristone Capistrano for The Philosopher, charcoal drawing, 200 x 131 cm

Kristone is an artist, writer, educator, visual arts teacher He was a Franciscan monk at one stage in New York and is a teacher with NSW Catholic Education.

The purpose of this exhibition is to give South Australia Artists their own Portrait Prize, encouraging artists to think beyond the realms of the human face.

The second exhibition was held two years ago and provided highly successful within 324 entries. 

This exhibition was held in the magnificent RSASA Gallery and a number of pop-up venues, hosted by the RSASA/SALA.

1st Prize - $10,000 Kennedy Arts Foundation Acquisitive
2nd Prize - $2,000 RSASA
Carbins Trust Youth Award $5,000 (Emerging artists 26 & Under)
Friends of SASA & Peoples Choice Award $1,000
RSASA Sculpture Prize $500
Helpmann Academy Prize $500
(Artists must be within 5 years of graduation from Adelaide College of the Arts or University of South Australia- please indicate year of graduation)
$500 Vouchers for each from the following companies;
Derivan Supplies, Elite Framing, Premier Art Supplies, Pro-Lab Imaging and Wakefield Press
$300 Casavino Luxury Villas, Mclaren Vale
$250 Voucher from sponsor Art to Art
$100 Voucher each from Port Art Supplies and Art Stetchers

LINK  to Media release about the exhibition

LINK  to the list of finalists chosen for the portrait exhibition