The Portrait of Mother – Art Exhibition and Awards Ceremony

The “Portrait of the Mother” competition turned out to be a great success. On the behalf of the Polish Educational Society in London and on behalf of the “Renaissance of the Portrait” Foundation by Barbara Hamilton, we would like to thank all children, parents, teachers and friends for such a wide interest in our competition! You are great!

On July 7, we met at the final gala of the “Portrait of the Mother” contest organised for the first time and we hope that the competition will become a tradition for our schools. The patrons of this year’s competition were: Ambassador of the Republic of Poland dr Arkady Rzegocki and Lady Marina Windsor.  We would like to thank the honorable jurors who faced a huge challenge of choosing the best portraits from over 600 entries:

Ms. Barbara Hamilton – portraitist and founder of the “Renaissance of the Portrait” Foundation
Richard Foster – President of the Royal Portrait Society
Professor Maciej Świeszewski – Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk
Professor Bartłomiej Struzik – Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
Dariusz Piotr Bonisławski – President of the Stowarzyszenie Wspólnota Polska in Warsaw
Joanna Ciechanowska -Cartoon of the Association of Polish Artists in London
Robert Szaniawski – Director of the Polish Cultural Institute in London
Dobrosława Platt – Director of the Polish Library in London
Jan Falkowski – President of the Polish Outbreak in London
Joanna Młudzińska -President of the Polish Social and Cultural Center in London
Jarosław Koźmiński – Editor of “Polish Week” in London

We also thank our Sponsors, who helped funding all of the fantastic prizes for the children.

His Serene Highness Prince Jan Lubomirski – Lanckoronski, Princes Lubomirski Foundation,
Mr. Piotr Michalik, founder of backpacks
Ognisko Polskie Restaurant,
Restaurant Łowiczanka,
Bakery The Polish Bakery,
Weekly “Polish Week”
Author Krystyna Stevenson