Congratulations to Our Showdown Winner, Runner-Up, and Finalists


We are happy to announce Miguel Laino as the winner of our Painted Faces Showdown competition, judged by internationally-acclaimed artist Chantal Joffe.

"Didier" ($2,000)

Painted Faces Showdown Winner: “Didier” by Michael Laino

"Loughros Point Revisited" ($9,000)

Runner-Up: “Loughros Point Revisited” by Chris Stevens


Browse all of Chantal Joffe’s Top 10 picks, which will be exhibited at the Griffin Gallery in London:

1st Place: “Didier” by Michael Laino, United Kingdom

Runner-Up: “Loughros Point Revisited” by Chris Stevens, United Kingdom

3rd Place: “Albino I” by Casper Verborg, Netherlands 

4th Place: “Smoke Face III” by Stephane Villafane, France

5th Place: “Don’t Ask II” by Kristina Alisauskaite, Lithuania

6th Place: “Blue Monkey” by Sergey Dyomin Sergejs Djomins, Latvia

7th Place: “Jean Michel” by Fiona Maclean, Australia

8th Place: “Leva” by Minas Halaj, United States

9th Place: “Apparition” by Maurice Sapiro, United States

10th Place: “Das Weiße Band No. 4” by Daniel Gonzalez Coves, Germany

Thank You

Many thanks to all those who submitted entries. We were thrilled with the high quality of the more than 3,000 submissions. We also thank those who participated in the community vote during the First Round.

Stay tuned for our next Showdown!