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The Art of the Portrait Conference ~ May 8-11, 2025 ~ Washington, D.C.

Join artists from all over the world for the 27th anniversary The Art of the Portrait conference! The conference is a gathering of artists from all over the world that share a passion for the portrait. The format of the event provides a variety of demonstrations in diverse mediums, discussions on how to advance your career, hands on workshops, meeting the selected finalists and viewing their artwork in The International, 6x9 Limited Size Unlimited Talent – Mystery Art Sale, networking, portfolio critiques and so much more!

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What will you EXPERIENCE?

  • LEARN new drawing and painting techniques

  • CONNECT with established figurative artists

  • DISCOVER new drawing and painting materials

  • HEAR about innovative approaches for the business of art

  • RECEIVE one-on-one critiques of their portfolios from professional artists

  • BE INSPIRED by viewing the original artwork in The International

  • PRACTICE in the free evening drawing studio

  • ENGAGE in the hands-on opportunities in breakout classes

Our 2025 faculty artists COMING SOON!

Have Questions?

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




What can you EXPECT?

  • An Opening program featuring 15 artists demonstrating in oil, watercolor, pastel, graphite and clay

  • Pre-conference workshops to provide you with a full day of hands-on instruction

  • Main Stage demonstrations 

  • Panel discussions 

  • Breakout classes to select from with a variety of topics

  • The Gala Awards and banquet on Saturday evening – the Oscars of portraiture!

  • Exhibit Hall featuring the latest in art materials and services

  • Portfolio critiques from professional artists


... and so much more! Full conference schedule COMING SOON!



Tuition Rates:

Member rate: $595.00 ($535.50 with 10% discount)

Non-Member rate: $695.00 ($625.50 with 10% discount)

Early Registration includes 10% discount at checkout.

Discount ends August 31, 2024.

Cancellation Policy: If your plans change, please notify the Portrait Society in writing before February 15, 2025 to receive a full refund. After February 15, 2025, you will receive an educational credit for your tuition less a $100 cancellation fee. Your educational credit may be applied to future conference or membership dues. If you have any questions, please call our office toll-free at 1-877-772-4321.

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Hyatt Regency Reston


All conference activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency Reston, our host hotel, just outside of Washington, D.C.  

A Hotel registration link will be sent to pre-registered attendees soon, as well as made available to anyone who registers. 


Hyatt Regency Reston - Washington, D.C.

1800 Presidents St

Reston, Virginia 20190

Tel: (703) 709-1234

Portrait Society conference rate: $149/night

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