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What is CIPA ...

The Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists (CIPA) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the art of the portraiture. CIPA's membership is made up of Senior, Associate, Active & Supporting Members, including students of portraiture, patrons and benefactors.

Goals of the Institute

CIPA's goal is to be a vital resource on the subject of classical and contemporary Canadian portraiture. Through annual exhibitions, a web site and workshops CIPA promotes excellence in the art of the portrait. Our mandate  includes educating the public and mentoring students.

CIPA Annual Open Exhibition

Open to all artists 18 years or older, regardless of geographic location Artists may submit no more than two entries (four slides). Works in 2 and 3 dimensions of any medium, including sculpture, will be accepted....

Rules, regulations & entry form

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articles on portraiture:

why a portrait in this day and age?

Historical Overview:
A twentieth century portrait is very different from that commissioned between the 14th and nineteenth centuries. Traditionally, there was basically one "type" of portrait - it depicted the position or status of the person being painted or sculpted. [read this article...]

Find more articles on the Commission section [click here...]

Sample portrait by CIPA member


CIPA was founded in 1999 by renowned portrait painter Daniel J. Izzard and a group of dedicated Vancouver visual artists. Daniel and his wife Pilar devoted two challenging years to bringing the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists to national prominence.

Why a CIPA membership?

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CIPA calendar of events

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