Meet the Team


Sponsored by The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and the Pearson Foundation, the Teen Portrait Competition was designed by teens, for teens. Read below to get to know the team a bit more.


2013 Teen Portrait Competition Design Team

Amanda Amanda

Amanda is a Junior attending school in Montgomery county. This is her first year on the team and is loving every minute of it. Along with that she likes to swim, read and lay on the beach. She hopes to see great portraits and encourages everybody to take part in this competition!

Charlotte Charlotte

Charlotte is a senior in high school. She enjoys painting, crafting, and Washington, DC. She is ecstatic to be part of this team and hopes to see you on the team next year!

Gillian Gillian

Gillian is a freshman in high school. She loves art and she’s so excited to be working on this competition for the second year!

Grace Grace

Grace, a high school sophomore, is thrilled to be working on this competition. It is her first year on the team, and hopefully not the last.

Naomi Naomi

Naomi is a homeschooler, who would be a freshman in highschool, and loves anything that has to do with drawing, sports, and fashion. As this is her second year on the project, she is excited to see what new portraits people bring to the competition!


Last Year's Teen Portrait Competition Design Team

Gillian Gillian
Tara Tara
Ella Ella
Lindsay Lindsay
Naomi Naomi
Sarah Sarah
Dzhoy Dzhoy
Sean Sean
Nathalie Nathalie
Gabrielle Gabrielle

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What is Portraiture?

Artists know that a portrait can communicate much more than a likeness. Personal identity, cultural differences, illusory moments—all can be captured through portraits. Portraits are created in a dizzying variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and other time-based media. It may be a traditional, representational work or it may be a more experimental portrait.

Click here to view some examples of portraits.


Looking for additional inspiration?

Visit the National Portrait Gallery website: npg.si.edu