May 24-27, 2012
The Art of the Portrait
Sam Adoquei was born in Ghana, West Africa and received his Fine Art training from the Chanatta College of Fine Arts. He became the first African to be selected to the faculty of all four of the major art institutes' in New York and is currently serving on the faculty of the Portrait Society of America.
On Friday, April 26 at 2:00-4:00pm Sam with be co-hosting Turning My Worst Commission Experience into My Best Commission: with Daniel Greene, Evert Ploeg and Rhoda Sherbell. On Saturday, April 27, at 12:30-1:30p he will hold a Faculty Lunch & Learn. And on Sunday, April 28 at 8:30-9:30a he will be presenting Finding Inspiration for Your Artistic Journey.
Casey Baugh - Early in his life, Casey Baugh discovered the work of Richard Schmid. He became obsessed, not so much with what he painting but the process of how they were conceived and created.
Casey says, "Several years later Richard was kind enough to allow me to study with him which gave me more insight into not only his methods of painting but also his creative mentality and the way an art business could be operated. This time for me was very important because I felt that I was not only learning from him, I was also absorbing and continuing the line of painting knowledge that Richard had both learned and contributed to. It is such a valuable body of knowledge that has been passed down from century to century and I am grateful to have received part of it.
Casey will be participating in Face-Off on Thursday, April 25 at 5:00-7:30p and he will also be hosting a Faculty Lunch & Learn on Saturday, April 27 at 12:30-1:30p.
Judith Carducci had a love of portraits from a young age. She has been recognized in Who’s Who in American Art, and has shown her work in prestigious galleries and museums around the country including the National Arts Club, Salmagundi Club, Butler Institute of American Art, and the Cahoon Museum of American Art. Carducci is a much sought-after teacher, leading numerous workshops each year.
On Friday, April 26, 2013 2:00-4:00pm Judith will be teaching a Drawing Workshop with Sherrie McGraw. Then on Saturday, as Chair of the Cecilia Beaux Forum she will lead the annaul CBF meeting, along with Lisa Gleim, Chris Saper, and Alexandra Tyng. The meeting starting at 7:00am will be followed by a number of Roundtable Discussions.
Michelle Dunaway studied at Art Masters Academy as a teenager with artist Lou Maestas where she first learned to work with oils and paint from a live model. Michelle then went on to attend the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. In recent years she has taught at the California Art Institute and Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.
Michelle will be one of the 15 nationally known artists demonstrating in the Face-off onThursday, April 25, 2013 5:00-7:30pm. She is also co-demonstrating with David Kassan on Friday afternoon, painting from the same model on the main stage. Varying Viewpoints will take place from 2:00-4:00pm. Finally she will be conducting a Lunch and Learn Program from 12:30-1:30pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013.
Rose Franzten is a native of Maquoketa, Iowa, and studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Palette & Chisel Academy, where she met her mentor Richard Schmid, and at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. In 2010 she completed 180 portraits of members of her Iowa community, which were featured at an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
On Friday morning, April 26, 2013 from 8:45am-10:45am Rose Frantzen and Mary Whyte will be presenting Oil and Water. These two accomplished artists will demonstrate their approach to the portrait, one using oils, the other watercolor. She will also be part of Building a Reputation through Social Media with James Gurney, Bart Lindstrom and Michael Shane Neal as well as conducting a Lunch and Learn program on Saturday, April 27, 2013 12:30-1:30pm.
Daniel Greene, N.A. is a master artist and renowned member of the artistic community. He has taught at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League, and was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1969.
He has painted the portraits of many prominent politicians, international dignitaries, business leaders, and celebrities. His work hangs in dozens of private and public collections. Greene is a founding board member of the Portrait Society of America.
Don't miss this master artist demonstrate his approach to the portrait on Saturday, April 27 from 2:-4:45pm. In his program, entitled A Legacy in Paint, Mr. Greene will paint a promienent Atlanta figure.
James Gurney, an artist and illustrator, is perhaps best known for his New York Times bestselling Dinotopia book series. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. and he has worked on assignment for National Geographic magazine.
This is the first year James will be teaching and you will not want to miss his programs. First, James will be presenting a program entitled Portable Portraits on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 11:15a-12:15p. In the afternoon he will be serving on a panel, Building a Reputation through Social Media from 2:00 - 4:00pm. Then, on Saturday he will be conducting a Lunch and Learn Program from 12:30-1:30p.
Quang Ho was born in Hue, Vietnam, immigrating to the U.S. in 1975. Interested in art at a very early age he studied art throughout grade school, high school and then at Colorado Institute of Art. He held his first one man show, at the age of 16, at Tomorrows Masters Gallery. His work in is numerous collections across America. Quang Ho works in oils as well as watercolor and pastels and his subject matter includes still-lifes, landscapes, and figurative. He currently teaches at the Denver Art Students League.
Quang will be demontrating in the Face-Off on Thursday evening from 5:00-7:30p. Join him Friday, April 26 from 2:00-4:00pm for a program with Daniel Sprick called Transformation - the Natural Evolution of Two Painters. He will also be participating in the Faulty Lunch and learn on Saturday, April 27 at 12:30-1:30pm. Finally he will be giving a demonstration, Finding the Visual Context, on Sunday, April 28th at 10:00am-12:00pm.
Edward Jonas began his formal art studies in Italy and later earned a BFA from Florida State University. A professional artist for over forty years, his work is incorporated in many collections including the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, as well as private collections across the country.
Jonas is one of the co-founders of the Portrait Society of America and serves as the current Chair. He will be conducting the Opening Ceremonies and moderating various main stage programs.
David Kassan has studied his craft extensively at Art Students League of New York, National Academy of Design, the British Institute of Florence, Syracuse University, and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He teaches several workshops each year, lectures at various venues around the country, and has had his work featured in many different exhibitions, including two solo exhibitions in New York.
David will be part of the 15 artists demonstrating as part of the Face-off on Thursday, April 25th at 5:00-7:30 pm. He will also be co-demonstrating on the main stage during Varying Viewpoints with Michelle Dunaway on Friday, April 26 at 2:00-4:00pm. On Saturday, April 27 at 12:30-1:30 David will be conducting a Lunch and Learn program.
Ann Manry Kenyon earned her BFA at Jacksonville University with five years private, classical study with the distinguished British artist, Harold Hilton. She furthered her artistic training at The Art Students' League and with Charles Reid, Daniel Greene, Harley Brown and David Leffel. She is a full time artist, working in a variety of media; and has been commissioned to paint business executives, state legislators and distinguished faculty throughout the United States.
Ann will be one of the 15 featured artists participating in the Face-Off on Thursday, April 25 at 5:00-7:30pm.
Everett Raymond Kinstler, N.A. began his career as an illustrator at the age of 16. He studied at the Art Students League, where he later became an instructor. Kinstler is one of the nations foremost portrait artists, painting celebrities, Supreme Court Justices, politicians, and world leaders. He has painted more cabinet members than any other artist, and is responsible for the portraits of seven US Presidents. Kinstler, a founding board member of the Portrait Society of America.
Everett Raymond Kinstler will share the insights that his years of painting experience has taught him as he critiques pre-submitted artwork by various artists in a program called ‘Pointing the Way II’ on Saturday, April 27, 8:30am-9:30am.
Bart Lindstrom has always been a lover of art, but originally studied business marketing at the University of Southern California. After realizing his true passion was art, he enrolled at the Art Center in Pasadena. He has taught at the University of Texas and leads educational workshops in both watercolor and oil.
Bart will be painting in the Face-Off program on Friday, April 25 from 5:00-7:00pm. He will serve on a panel Friiday, April 26 from 2:00-4:00p. The panel, Building a Reputation Through Social Media, also includes James Gurney, Michael Shane Neal, and Mary Whyte. On Saturday, April 27 at 12:30-1:30 Bart will be hosting a Lunch and Learn program. Also, on Sunday morning, April 28 from 7:30-8:30am, he will lead the Inspirational Hour.
Sherrie McGraw is at the forefront of the American art scene. Included in National museums, galleries and art institutions, her classical chiaroscuro paintings are selectively featured. Explore Sherrie’s insights through her writing as seen in “The Language of Drawing” and her thoughtful reflections on Abstract Realism.
Sherrie will be part of the popular program, the Face-Off, a simultaneous 15 artist demonstration on Thursday, April 25 at 5:00-7:30pm. She will also be co-hosting a Drawing Workshop with Judith Carducci on Friday, April 26 from 2:00-4:00pm. She will also be holding an informal question and answer session, Lunch and Learn on Saturday, April 27 at 12:30-1:30pm.
Thomas Nash has been a full-time artist for over thirty-five years. In May, with over a thousand dignitaries in attendance Thomas unveiled his portrait of the late Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson. The unveiling celebrated the opening of the International Terminal at Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Notable among his portrait commissions are the official portrait of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich the official portrait of former Georgia Governor and Senator, Zell Miller, and portraits of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
On Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:00-7:30p Tom will be participating in the Face-Off, A unique program featuring fifteen leading artists painting together.
Michael Shane Neal began his career as a full time artist at the age of 21. A protégée of the nations leading artist and presidential portraitist, Everett Raymond Kinstler, in 2003 Neal exhibited along side Kinstler in a show entitled Realism Now. Neal has studied at David Lipscomb University, the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts, the Scottsdale Artist School, and the Lyme Academy of Art. He is also a much sought after teacher. Neal serves on the executive board of the Portrait Society of America.
On Friday, April 26, at 2:00-4:00pm Michael Shane Neal will be co-hosting Building a Reputation through Social Media with James Gurney, Bart Lindstrom, and Mary Whyte. Listen and learn how these artists have connected with a world-wide audience through today's social media culture.
Evert Ploeg is an International award winning artist and is one of Australia’s most highly regarded portrait artists. He has painted portraits of such eclectic luminaries as musical legend Kamahl, pop star Ben Lee, international film actor Richard Roxburgh and the esteemed Dr Paul Scully Power – Australia’s first astronaut in space. Today his representational style fused with a fresh and contemporary attitude has seen him secure portrait commissions from clients diverse as Hollywood celebrities to commercial and corporate institutions.
He will be part of the Face-off on Thursday, April 25 at 5:00-7:30pm, a unique program featuring fifteen leading artists painting together. On Friday, April 26 at 2:00-4:00pm he will be joining Sam Adoquei, Daniel Greene and Rhoda Sherbell for a panel discussion on Turning my Worst Commission Experience into my Best Commission. He will also be conducting a Facutly Lunch and Learn on Saturday, April 27 at 12:30-1:30pm.
Lynn Sanguedolce grew up in an artistic family. Her father was a professional fine artist and her mother graduated from the Cooper Union School, in New York City with a degree in fashion design. Lynn’s formal art education included study at The School of Visual Arts in New York City and the California Art Institute, where she later became an instructor. Throughout her career, she has continued to study and practice traditional drawing and painting principles and is committed to life drawing, plein air landscape and alla prima figurative painting.
This will be Lynn's first year as a Faculty artist and on Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:00-7:30pm she will be one of the featured artists participating in the Face-Off, a unique program featuring fifteen artists painting together in the Grand Ballroom.
William Schneider studied art at the University of Illinois at Urbana and continued his education at American Academy of Art in Chicago. He is currently a full time artists working on both oil and pastel. “Painting from Life, he seeks to capture the emotion of a particular moment and place.”
He will be joining 15 other artists for the Face-Off on Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:00-7:30pm.
A unique program featuring fifteen leading artists painting together. Two additional events are connected to this program. First, attendees will vote on their favorite artist, who will then demonstrate on Saturday morning for the plenary session. Second, the completed paintings will be part of a silent auction during the weekend, so you will have an opportunity to collect a painting by an artist you admire
Rhoda Sherbell, N.A. is a renowned sculptor, most known for her works in bronze. She is a protégé of sculptor William Zorach and also studied under painter Reginald Marsh. Her work has been shown at National Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Jewish Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution. Sherbell is a board member of the Portrait Society of America.
On Friday, April 26, 2:00-4:00pm Rhoda will be part of Turning My Worst Commission Experience into My Best Commission with Sam Adoquei, Daniel Greene, and Evert Ploeg.
Daniel Sprick received his BA from University of Northern Colorado along with training from Ramon Froman School and Art and the National Academy of Design, New York. Currently a full time artist living with his family in Colorado, some of his recent solo exhibitions include Mariani Gallery at University of Northern Colorado, Evansville Museum of Art and Science, and Merrill-Johnson Gallery of Fine art in Denver.
He will be part of the 15 artist Face-off program on Thursday, April 25 at 5:00-7:30pm. On Friday, April 26 at 2:00-4:00pm he will be co-hosting a program titled Transformation - the Natural Evolution of Two Painters. Join these two artists as they carry you through their artistic development, what is meaningful to them and how they have evolved as artists. And he will also be participating in the Facutly Lunch and Learn on Saturday, April 27 at 12:30-1:30pm.
Joseph Todorovitch will be participating in the Face-Off on Thursday, April 25 at 5:00-7:00pm, a unique program featuring fifteen leading artists painting together.
He will also be a part of the Faculty Lunch and Learn on Saturday, April 27 at 12:30-1:30pm. Pre-sign up and bring your lunch to for this unique opportunity to gather with one of our featured faculty members in an informal question and answer session with discussions on procedures and techniques.
Aaron Westerberg grew up in San Diego, California and found passion for the arts in a class on Traditional Life Drawing. He continued his art education with Jeff Watts and later attended the California Art Institute where he became a teacher. He is currently living in Santa Clarita with his wife and four children.
Aaron will be part of the Face-Off on Thursday, April 25, at 5:00-7:30pm. On Saturday, April 27, at 12:30-1:30pm Aaron will also host a Faculty Lunch & Learn. Pre-sign up and bring your lunch to for this unique opportunity to gather with one of our featured faculty members in an informal question and answer session with discussions on procedures and techniques.
Dawn Whitelaw – for over 25 years she has been an adjunct instructor at David Lipscomb University teaching basic principles of oil painting. She was chosen as one of ten women to participate in the Portrait Society’s “Inspiring Figures” exhibition in 2002. To this day she still maintains a studio in Franklin, Tennessee at “The Factory” which allows her to benefit from painting with colleagues.
She will participate in the Face-Off on Thursday, April 25 at 5:00-7:30pm. A unique program featuring fifteen leading artists painting together. Two additional events are connected to this program. First, attendees will vote on their favorite artist, who will then demonstrate on Saturday morning for the plenary session. Second, the completed paintings will be part of a silent auction during the weekend, so you will have an opportunity to collect a painting by an artist you admire.
Mary Whyte is nationally known for her figurative watercolors, particularly those depictions of African American Gullah women of Johns Island, South Carolina. She has recently turned her focus to southern laborers and was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Whyte has authored several books on painting and her work has been featured in many exhibitions including at the Butler Museum of American Art, the American Watercolor Society, the Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, South Carolina, and the Allied Artists of America.
Along with Rose Frantzen, she will be presenting a program titled 'Oil and Water' on Friday, April 26 at 8:45-10:45am. On Friday, April 26, at 2:00-4:00pm Mary along with James Gurney, Bart Lindstrom, and Michael Shane Neal will be co-hosting ‘Building a Reputation through Social Media.’ She will also be part of the Faculty Lunch and Learn on Saturday, April 27 at 12:30-1:30pm.