Welcome to the second  WMOCA International Biennial Portrait Competition, (IBPC)! We are excited to have this exhibit every two years to bring the best portrait painters and sculptors from around the world to the heart of America. Serious venues for portrait and figurative painting are few and far between in the US. We believe this exhibition, as it grows, will rival that of the Smithsonian’s Outwin Boochever,  in Washington, DC, and the BP Portrait Awards, in London, England.

This competition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older to submit up to 4 original works for an entry fee of $40.00 USD


December 19, 2020 Call opens. expires at midnight CST

March 20, 2021 Call expires at midnight CST

March 29, 2021 Artists will be notification of acceptance

April 23, 2021 All accepted works must arrive at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art by the end of the business day

April 29 – June 26, 2021 Works will be on exhibit at the

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art

309 McClellan Street

Wausau, WI 54403

April 29, 2021 A Reception for the artists open to the public will be held from 6pm – 8pm CST

Competition Guidelines and Submission Form