Three local artists have been shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize at the National Gallery of Ireland.
26 artists have made it to the final stage of the Zurich Portrait Prize, including Cavan's Marie Smith and Monaghan's Emily Mc Gardle.
The winner of the Zurich Portrait Prize will receive a cash prize of €15,000 and be commissioned to create a work for the national portrait collection, for which they will be awarded a further €5,000.
Meanwhile, Cavan's Pierre Gaultier Swords is one of the 20 artists shortlisted for the Zurich Young Portrait Prize, which is open to those aged between four and 18.
The shortlisted artworks will be exhibited at The National Gallery of Ireland from November 26th until April 2nd of next year, before travelling to the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.