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2023 The Art of the Portrait Conference ~ May 11-14, 2023 ~ Washington, D.C.

Back to where it all started!

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Celebrating a quarter century of a passion for the portrait, The Art of the Portrait conference will be held May 11-14, 2023 in Washington, D.C. We are making BIG plans for a GRAND event, and you will want to be a part of this historical gathering.


We will be unveiling a new program format, adding new speakers, and adding more time to paint and draw. Secure your spot and lock in a 10% Discount until September 1, 2022, by clicking the Register Now button below.

2023 Faculty: Scott Burdick, Suchitra Bhosle, Jared Brady, Rick Casali, Louis Carr, Rose Frantzen, Jennifer Gennari, Max Ginsburg, Caleb Goggans, James Gurney, Jeff Hein, Quang Ho, Celia Liberace, Susan Lyon, Kyle Ma, Michael Shane Neal, Mary Qian, Anthony Ryder, Burton Silverman, Adrienne Stein, Stephanie Thomson, Dawn Whitelaw, and Mary Whyte   --  MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Have Questions? Call toll-free 1-877-772-4321 to have your questions answered by the Portrait Society of America staff. 

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Tuition ~ 10% off until September 1

Full tuition rates for the conference is $550.00 for members and $650.00 for non-members. Want to receive 10% off your tuition? Then register before September 1, 2022 to lock in this discount rate! 

10% Discount Tuition Rates:

Member rate:  $495.00 (savings of $55.00)

Non-Member rate:  $585.00 (savings of $65.00)

New this year: For only $100 more, you can add 90 days of unlimited video re-watch on demand of all of the programs. 

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Hyatt Regency Reston

1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA 20190

Tel: (703) 709-1234


Group Code: G-POR5

Portrait Society conference rate: $145/night

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Stay tuned for our 2023 schedule to be released featuring a new program format with new speakers. 

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Interested in attending the conference on a scholarship? Apply today to receive one of the two types of scholarships offered by the Portrait Society:  

  1. The Gordon Wetmore Legacy Scholarship is awarded annually for a college or atelier student. This scholarship provides tuition, 1/2 of a shared room and a travel allowance.

  2. Twenty tuition-only scholarships are awarded for artists to attend the annual conference. 

Simply click on the button above to submit three images and a 300-word statement no later than January 30, 2023.