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Thank you for celebrating twenty-three years of the traditions and aesthetics of fine art portraiture and figurative art virtually with artists from around the world. We had great success with our 2021 Live Webinar conference, and we're excited to offer you this year's Live Webinar recordings to you soon.

Thank you to our 2021 faculty:

Anna Rose Bain, Joseph Daily, Michelle Dunaway, Kerry Dunn, Max Ginsburg, Quang Ho, Robert Liberace, Susan Lyon, Dean Mitchell, Michael Shane Neal, Alicia Ponzio, Mardie Rees, Burton Silverman, Dawn Whitelaw and Elizabeth Zanzinger.

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Conference Schedule

Throughout the last 22 years, many of our members have shared with us that our annual The Art of the Portrait conference is one of the few opportunities that they have to connect with other artists and become part of a fulfilling endeavor related to their interests and profession. This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we celebrated 23 years as we hosted this major event during our second Live Webinar Conference.  


We modified the original schedule to fit an online format. Available to you are, our four pre-conference workshops as well as the conference of fifteen faculty members delivering panel discussions, presentations, and demonstrations. Access our 2020 International Portrait Competition winners, the Signature Status recipients, and the Gold Medal recipient, Max Ginsburg. 


$378.00 for members

$428.00 for non-members

Optional pre-conference workshop for $189.00

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Thank You to our Sponsors

Thank you to the companies that have generously supported our mission to further fine art portraiture and figurative works for the 23rd annual The Art of the Portrait. We are grateful for their support of our programs that promote our passion for portraiture and figurative work.


Jack Richeson & Co. 


American Art Collector, Artist's Magazine, International Artist, Silver Brush Limited, Southwest Art, Synappsys Digital Services, Inc.



Artefex, Artwork Archive, Blick Art Materials, Gamblin Artists Colors, Michael Harding Handmade Artists Oil Colours, Miami International Fine Arts, Natural Pigments, Rosemary & Co., Royal Talens, Savoir-Faire, Studio of Michael Shane Neal, WINDMILL The Revolving Easel



Ampersand Art Supply, Art in the Mountains, Blue Ridge Oil Colors, EdgeProGear, Masterworks Frames, PanPastel Colors, Revelite, Scottsdale Artists' School, SourceTek, Strada Easel, Studio Incamminati


Airfloat Systems, Atlantic Papers, Chelsea Classical Studio Fine Art Materials, Golden Artist Colors' Williamsburg Handmade Oils, HK Holbein Artist Materials, M. Graham & Co., New Wave Fine Art Products, Raymar Art, Inc., RGH Artists' Oil Paint, Inc., Winsor & Newton

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