The Art of the Portrait 20th Year
Portrait Society of America celebrates the 20th year of its annual The Art of the Portrait© conference! Join them in Washington, DC, April 19-22, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Reston, to commemorate the traditions of figurative art and portraiture with artists from around the world.
Register online to observe, network, and learn from leading portrait artists offering lectures, demonstrations, and free open studio time to draw from models.
Opening night features “Face-Off” with the conference faculty artists painting for 3 hours from shared models. Here’s a short film from the 2017 conference:
We are pleased to be among this year’s sponsors of The Art of the Portrait 20th year celebration!
Visit portraitsociety.org for details.
20th Annual International Portrait Competition
The 20th Annual International Portrait Competition is open to all artists, members and non-members of the Portrait Society of America. A variety of mediums is welcomed and encouraged. The top twenty finalists are required to exhibit their selected original artwork and be present at the prestigious The Art of the Portrait© conference in Washington, D.C., April 19-22, 2018 for final judging and awards.
Deadline to enter is February 22, 2018. On Saturday, April 21, over $100,000 in cash and awards will be presented, with a $20,000 cash Grand Prize in honor of the Portrait Society of America’s 20th year hosting the International Portrait Competition.
Find out all the details and access a downloadable prospectus on the Portrait Society of America’s website here.
Here a few of the artists from the 2017 International Portrait Competition and their prize-winning paintings:
Love and Resilience, Portrait of Louise and Lazar Farkas, Survivors of the Shoah, by David Kassan, 48 x 40 inches, oil on panel, winning both the 2017 William F Draper Grand Prize & People’s Choice Award
Messengers, by Johanna Harmon, 26 x 18 inches, oil on linen, winning the 2017 Second Place Award
Take These Broken Wings, by Casey Childs, 48 x 24 inches, oil on linen, winning the 2017 Third Place Award
Phylis VanderNaald, also by Casey Childs, 20 x 16 inches, oil on linen, winning the 2016 Second Place Award.