Free and Open to the Public at d’Art Center! Join us for snacks, drinks, and awards at the Portrayed opening reception!
Portrayed is an annual open medium juried exhibition of original and unique 2D and 3D portraiture artworks. This exhibition features work in a variety of styles.
This is a juried exhibition, and was co-curated by Gallery Manager and Center Curator, Amanda Bradley, and exhibition Kate Pittman of the ViBe Creative District.
The call reached 37 states. 207 artists submitted for a total of 770 submissions. The d’Art Center Curator and the Juror selected 66 pieces from 60 artists from 28 states!
Kate Pittman is a nonprofit arts executive with 16 years experience working in Hampton Roads. In her role as director for the first arts district in Virginia Beach, she works with a nonprofit board of community leaders, city officials, a business association of approximately 100 small local businesses and over 200 artists to champion local culture. Pittman partners with artists and entrepreneurs to collaborate in the unique and engaging destination called ViBe. The ViBe District has rapidly grown since its 2015 adoption by city council with the addition of over 50 new small businesses and over 350 works of art. The ViBe Creative District has raised over $1 Million dollars to support local artists and small businesses and has received over 750 positive press articles–including Jeopardy, Rolling Stone Magazine and Southern Living. Pittman lives with her husband and sons in Virginia Beach.