The Art of the Portrait Conference - August 27-30, 2020  

Now a Live Webinar event!

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Due to COVID-19, The Art of the Portrait conference has been rescheduled to August 27-30, 2020 and will take place in live webinar format. 

Join us to celebrate twenty-two years of the traditions and aesthetics of fine art portraiture and figurative art with artists from around the world. We have reworked our schedule to foster a more online-friendly format with a new list of distinguished faculty.

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We are excited to announce the current list of faculty:

Anna Rose Bain, Chantel Barber, Bebe Barnard, Suchitra Bhosle, Scott Burdick, Rick Casali, Casey Childs, Joseph Daily, Michelle Dunaway, Tina Garrett, Thomas Caleb Goggans, Quang Ho, David Kassan, Shana Levenson, Liz Lindstrom, Susan Lyon, Robert Liberace, Michael Shane Neal, Richard Christian Nelson, Mardie Rees, Anthony Ryder, Burton Silverman, Daniel Sprick, Sharon Sprung, Adrienne Stein, Mary Whyte, and Elizabeth Zanzinger.

Webinar Schedule Highlights:

  • Exclusive Tours of the Studios of Quang Ho, Michael Shane Neal, and Adrienne Stein

  • A Worldwide Figure Drawing event with Robert Liberace, where we will be going for a Guinness World Record (you won't want to miss this unique experience)

  • Critique Session from your pre-submitted work

  • A virtual Face-off with Anna Rose Bain, Quang Ho, Daniel Sprick and Adrienne Stein

  • A color, value and chroma in skin tones class with Sharon Sprung

  • Networking class and tips for coming out of the pandemic a sane and better artist

  • Painting Workshop with Elizabeth Zanzinger

  • A class on painting hands with Michael Shane Neal

  • Get your business and studio practices questions answered by Mary Whyte

  • Networking class on handling the age of social media including Instagram and Facebook marketing, hosting Zoom classes and connecting with clients virtually

We are excited to release the schedule for the 2020 Conference Live Webinar! Click the button below to view the schedule as a PDF. 

Tuition Options:

All Webinar Sessions

August 25-30, 2020

Live Webinar online event tuition (Tuesday-Sunday)- $395.00

The Live Webinar includes the Worldwide Drawing class with Robert Liberace. All sessions will be available for View On Demand for 30 days after the entire program. 

Worldwide Drawing the Figure with Robert Liberace

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 4:30pm - 7:30pm EST

Sign up for a unique experience and be counted as part of the Guinness World Record for Largest Online Figure Drawing Lesson. A Certificate of participation will be awarded by GWR. This Worldwide Drawing event is $10.00 for Thursday only. 

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The Portrait Society of America is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in February 1998

to further the traditions of fine art portraiture and figurative art. 

Phone Toll-Free: 1-877-772-4321  •  Fax: 1-850-222-7890  •  Email:

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11272, Tallahassee, FL 32302 Shipping Address: 1109 S. Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301