The gallery is pleased to announce that Hugo Crosthwaite and Federico Solmi's work will be included in The Outwin: American Portraiture show, which has now traveled to D'amour Museum of Fine Arts. The Outwin: American Portraiture Today premiered at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in the fall of 2019. Every three years, artists living and working in the United States are invited to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts chosen by the museum in the call for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. The works of nearly 50 finalists were selected from over 2,600 entries. For the first time in the triennial’s history, the museum specifically asked that submissions respond “to the current political and social context,” and this resulting presentation offers perspectives on some of today’s most pressing issues.
Hugo Crosthwaite's piece, A Portrait of Berenice Sarmiento Chávez (2018), was the 2019 winner of the Outwin and marks the first Latinx winner of the award since its founding in 2006. The show can be viewed in person, or online on their site. After the show concludes in April, it will then travel to The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kentucky, Missouri.