Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mark Your Calendars

Signature Status 

Application Deadline September 1, 2014

Signature Status recognizes those practicing and accomplished artists who are dedicated to the educational mission and high aesthetic standards of the Portrait Society of America.  The artist's work must consistently demonstrate a high level of skill and sophistication of aesthetics.  This honorary status grants the right to use the initials of the organization (PSS-Portrait Society Signature) on all personally created works as an indication of our harmonious high standards and goals, to create, to advance and to share.
Criterion for Honorary Designation
To qualify for Signature application the artist's work must demonstrate exceptional merit, the artist hold current membership in the Portrait Society of America and have been accepted in either:
            a)  Portrait Society International Portrait Competition, held annually
            b)  Portrait Society Members Only Competition, held annually
            c)  or any other national exhibition of equivalent level



Cecilia Beaux Mentoring and Membership

Mentoring Program Application Deadline is October 15th


We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Cecilia Beaux Forum Mentoring Program! The Mentoring Program is a project of the Cecilia Beaux Forum developed to support the aesthetic and technical growth of female figurative artists in America. 
The program fosters relationships between individual established artists and advanced emerging artists. Click here for application requirements, deadlines, and more information.

CBF Membership Renewal

The annual renewal period for the Cecilia Beaux Forum is currently in progress. Annual membership is only $15 a year and is open to all Portrait Society members. If you are currently a member we ask that you go online and renew your support today.  If you are not a member we invite you to join with other members to support our efforts.  
The purpose of the Cecilia Beaux Forum is to strengthen the role of women artists by providing programs and resources to enhance the quality of, as well as the public's knowledge and appreciation of their work.  As a member you will receive the quarterly e-news as well as be able to apply for the Mentoring program.

2014 Members Only Competition

November 13, 2014

Consider entering this year's Members Only Competition, in one these 5 distinct categories.  Members can enter one, two... or all five categories:      
  •       Commissioned Portrait
  •       Non-Commissioned Portrait
  •       Outside the Box
  •       Portrait in Sculpture
  •       Still-Life
All winners will be recognized on the Portrait Society’s website and The Art of the Portrait Journal. First Place winners will be featured in International Artist magazine.
Entry is by on-line only, upload of your files by November 13, 2014. For the on-line entry form visit:  Members Only On Line Entry

Save the Date - Celebrating 17 Years

April 30 - May 3, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia

We are excited to share that the 17th annual The Art of the Portrait will return to Atlanta, Georgia, April 30 - May 3, 2015. You are invited to join us, along with 800 other artists from around the globe and spend four days experiencing a diverse array of demonstrations, illustrated lectures, portfolio reviews, gala banquet and awards, artist book signings, and so much more!
This year we will also be returning to the beautiful Grand Hyatt hotel in Buckhead. We invite you all to come early or stay late to explore all that Atlanta has to offer. Attendees will also have the opportunity to register for an organized visit to the High Museum following the conference closing ceremonies.
Make your plans early to join us for a weekend full of art, friendship and learning!

Artist-to-Artist Critique

How can you take your artwork to the next level? By having your work critiqued by today's top portrait and figurative artists. Every artist seeks resources, techniques and tools to improve their artwork and business.
The Artist-to-Artist Critique Service Program offers Portrait Society of America members the opportunity to receive detailed, one-on-one, interactive feedback from professional artists. 
Take advantage of this exclusive member benefit today. You may use this unique member benefit as often as you wish. All proceeds benefit the Portrait Society's scholarship fund and other educational programs. You can now submit your request for a critique and your work on-line.