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The Winnipeg Portrait Prize 2014

Visit for images of the prize winner, peoples choice award winner and finalists.

Click here for WSC information brochure which includes a membership application form.

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The Winnipeg Sketch Club has resently launched a new website:

August 2015 Newsletter - click here

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Winnipeg Sketch Club - video produced for MTS TV by Strange Communities - click here



THE WINNIPEG SKETCH CLUB has the distinction of being one of the oldest clubs of fine art in Canada. It was founded in 1914 by A.J. Musgrove, the first principal of the Winnipeg School of Art and the Director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

The express purpose of the Club throughout its history has been to provide artists with opportunities to sketch from live models. The First Annual Exhibition was held in February of 1916 in the Winnipeg Museum of Fine Art and this tradition has since continued without interruption. The Club has played a significant role in the growth and evolution of fine art in Winnipeg.

Many distinguished artists have been members since the club’s founding, such as Frank Johnston and Lemoine Fitzgerald, both members of the famous “Group of Seven”. Other renowned artists include the likes of Clarence Tellenius, Eric Bergman, Jack Markell, Charles Comfort, Lynn Sissons, Pauline Boutal, Robert Bruce, Peter Kuch, Neil Hoogstraten, and Leo Mol.

The Winnipeg Sketch Club is privileged to possess this diverse legacy and endeavors to honour its rich heritage while trying to seek new and greater challenges in the future.