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2022 The Art of the Portrait Conference ~ April 21-24, 2022

Thank you to our 2022 Faculty

The Portrait Society hosted their last two events virtually, but this year returned to an in-person meeting, which was met with great excitement and eagerness. One attendee said, “Thank you for your diligence in continuing to provide educational programming during the pandemic, I was so excited you made the decision to return to meeting in person, it lifted my spirits, and I am so grateful to be back with my tribe.”

We are grateful to our 2022 Faculty for sharing their time and talents: Leslie Adams, Anna Rose Bain, Suchitra Bhosle, Wende Caporale, Louis Carr, Kevin Chambers, Joseph Daily, Michelle Dunaway, Kerry Dunn, Tina Garrett, Seth Haverkamp, Jeff Hein, Ron Hicks, Quang Ho, Pramod Kurlekar, Robert Liberace, Gregory Mortenson, Michael Shane Neal, Richard Christian Nelson, Paul Newton, Teresa Oaxaca, Mary Qian, Mardie Rees, Daniel Sprick, Adrienne Stein, Ann Moeller Steverson, Gwenneth Barth-White, Victoria Wyeth, Dawn Whitelaw, Mary Whyte and Elizabeth Zanzinger

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about this year's conference. You can also call toll-free at 877-772-4321 to get all of your questions answered by the Portrait Society staff as well. 

Opening night featured 19 artists demonstrating together in the Grand Ballroom, in a variety of mediums.

Attendees were treated to a museum worthy exhibition that showcased the magnificent work from 20 artists juried into the premiere International Portrait Competition.

A perfect end to the Gala Awards and Banquet presentation was the 20 finalists gathering together for a group photograph.

Louis Carr offered instruction on capturing the identity of a person that transcended the facial features during one of four pre-conference workshops offered on Thursday.

Attendees were offered valuable information from the panel discussion on presenting your work in the digital age.

Seth Haverkamp discussed the fundamental principles of a strong portrait during his lively demonstration.

Michael Shane Neal and Michelle Dunaway offered concurrent demonstrations while emphasizing the importance of edges in a successful portrait.

Mary Qian (pictured) and Jeff Hein focused on the importance of color harmony in their dual demonstration.

There was standing room only in the Grand Ballroom for Robert Liberace and Adrienne Stein’s demonstration on Saturday afternoon.

Ron Hicks, along with Greg Mortenson and Elizabeth Zanzinger, offered one-on-one instruction during the popular Friday afternoon drawing workshop.

Mary Whyte captivated attendees with an illustrative look at her fifty large-scale watercolors and her seven-year journey to capture and depict our country’s veterans.

An emotional tribute to the late Edward Jonas ended with a standing ovation acknowledging the many artists whose life had been impacted by him.

Victoria Wyeth shared an intimate glimpse into the private life of her grandfather, Andrew Wyeth.