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2015 The Art of the Portrait Conference

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Artists from all over the world are gathering in Atlanta for a weekend of unforgettable moments. Won't you join us? The Portrait Society of America is returning to Atlanta for our 17th annual The Art of the Portrait conference, April 30-May 3, 2015.


Where can you go and see over thirty artists demonstrating , discussing techniques and methods, network with fellow artists from all over the world or have an individual artist-to-artist portfolio critique?  Our annual conference offers all of this events and so much more.


You won't want to miss our opening night where 15 artists paint together in one room from live models, or the many other demonstrations, panel discussions, workshops and breakout sessions. Whether you are a professional full time artist or you desire to take your art to the next level, we have a program to benefit you.

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    2015 Conference

    Register today and spend the weekend of April 30-May 3, 2015 with fellow artists enjoying opportunities to participate in classes and workshops, technical discussions and lectures, shop direct from top of the line art materials manufacturers, receive one-on-one critiques from faculty, network with artists and agents, travel to area museums and visit with friends, new and old. 
    Make your plans today and be part of the historic weekend to remember!
    Member Tuition $445
    Non Member Tuition $545 

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    To Register:
    • Call 1-877-772-4321 (toll free-and speak with one of our friendly staff)
    • OR Go click the 'register now' button and complete your registration through our secure portal 
    • OR Click on the  registration form  picture to the left and return by mail or fax 
    Each day is filled with demonstrations, lectures, and special programs.

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    Conference Faculty

    Click on the link below to see a full list of the faculty participating in the 2015 Art of the Portrait Conference.  

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    2015 Sponsors

    A special thank you to our 2015 sponsors of the International Portrait Competition.  These companies support our mission to bring together the best in portrait and figurative art being created today.
    On display this year will be 21 selected art works. Through generous donations from these sponsors we will be awarding over $60,000 in cash and prizes on-site at The Art of the Portrait, April 30-May 3, 2015.

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    Conference Location: 
    Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
    3300 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
    At this time we have sold out all rooms at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.  We have arranged for a room block with discounted rates, directly across the street at the Embassy Suites Atlanta - Buckhead.   Call 1-404-261-7733 for a reservation (ask for the Portrait Society of America rate) or click the link below.  
    Embassy Suites Atlanta - Buckhead
    3285 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30305

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    Our host hotel, the Grand Hyatt Atlanta is located in Buckhead and is one of the top-rated hotels in Atlanta, Georgia. Travel to this elegant Buckhead hotel is seamless; Hartsfield Jackson International Airport is just 20 minutes away either by taxi, airport shuttle service or the MARTA transportation.
    Surrounded by popular area attractions , our Atlanta hotel is located close to the World of Coca-Cola Museum, the Georgia Aquarium, High Museum of Art, Legoland Discovery Center and Atlanta History Center. Many of these attractions are easily accessible using convenient MARTA transportation . We are walking distance to luxury shopping at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza Malls.

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    2015 Schedule

    We are pleased to unveil our 2015 program including session titles, faculty names, demonstrations, breakout sessions our esteemed keynote speaker, Richard Ormond, and so much more.
    In additional to our quality programming attendees can view the International Portrait Competition finalists art work, be part of the Opening Event - the Face -Off, where you watch as 15 of the country's leading artists paint together, and benefit from one-on-one portfolio critiques . From drawing to incorporating composition and movement in your work, attend the sessions throughout the conference to learn new techniques and be part of today's artistic community .
    Click on the link below to see a copy of our program held in 2015 .

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