Friday, February 26, 2016

The Portrait Society of America is returning to the Washington, D.C. area to celebrate our 18th annual The Art of the Portrait conference, April 14-17, 2016.  Artists from all over the world are gathering together for a weekend of learning, sharing, and experiencing unforgettable moments.
Won't you join us?
Where can you go and see over thirty five artists and experts demonstrate their skills and discuss a variety of fresh topics concerning today's artists? Or participate in dynamic group sessions and receive an individual portfolio critique?  The 2016 Art of the Portrait conference will provide attendees a chance to fuel their artistic journey with exciting programs from new and returning faculty.
Our 2016 faculty will feature Sam Adoquei, Carol Arnold, Anna Rose Bain, Ryan Brown, Wende Caporale, Judith Carducci, Casey Childs, TJ Cunningham, Romel de la Torre, Michelle Dunaway, Rose Frantzen, Daniel Gerhartz, Max Ginsburg,  Daniel Greene, James Gurney, Jeffrey Hein, Quang Ho,  Edward Jonas, Scott Jones, David Kassan, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Sam Knetch, Robert Liberace, Beverly McNeil, Ricky Mujica, Michael Shane Neal, Richard Nelson, Teresa Oaxaca, Alicia Ponzio, Anthony Ryder, Rhoda Sherbell, Joseph Todorovitch, Dawn Whitelaw, Mary Whyte and Elizabeth Zanzinger
Register today and be part of this extraordinary weekend to remember!
To Register:  Call 1-850-878-9996 and speak with one of our friendly staff
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Each day is packed with demonstrations, lectures, and special programs. Below are some partial highlights from our program.
The International Portrait Competition: The original artwork by 20 finalists from around the globe will be on display.  Share in the excitement as the competition's winners are unveiled at the Gala Banquet.
Award-winning & Nationally Recognized Faculty: Our faculty is comprised of 36 of the nation's esteemed artists and experts, gathered to share their knowledge and expertise with fellow artists.
Be Part of the Special Opening Event -The Face-Off: Experience a variety of approaches. Watch as 15 of the country's leading artists paint together from live models. Completed paintings will be sold throughout the weekend in a silent auction.
Receive an Individual Portfolio Critique: One-on-one portfolio critiques from top artists, agents, and brokers are offered during the Friday and Saturday Portfolio Critique Session.
Hone Your Craft: From drawing to incorporating composition and movement in your work, attend the seminars throughout the conference to learn new techniques and be a part of today's artistic community.
Invigorate Your Art Supply Shelf: Survey the latest art products while leading manufacturers host displays and demonstrations of their newest materials.


Immerse Yourself:  On Sunday afternoon, attendees have the option of going to The National Portrait Gallery and viewing the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition exhibition.
Make Yourself a Priority: Perhaps you need to brush up on some skills, re-connect with fellow artists, or are looking for a fresh burst of inspiration. Allow us the honor of being part of your artistic journey!