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: info@portraitsociety.org

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

November 12, 2019

Producing artwork requires not only dedication to your craft but finding time to create. Through the years I have found some time strategies that have worked for me. Some of these techniques evolved from when I was mothering a daughter and had to be creative to find th...

October 29, 2019

The following article is found in the 3rd Quarter 2019 issue of The Art of the Portrait journal.

Anna Elizabeth Klumpke, a petit genre painter who portrayed everyday life and portraiture, was born in San Francisco on October 28, 1856. Anna was the oldest daughter of Ge...

October 8, 2019

Technically, every artist is in the business of working and selling themselves. However, Lauren Amalia Redding, silverpoint artist based in Naples, Florida, also has a brick and mortar storefront. Along with her husband, sculptor Brett Harvey, Lauren opened H&R Studios...

September 17, 2019

If someone had told me that becoming an artist would make me organized, I would not have believed them.

I knew I wanted to go all-in as a painter shortly after settling into my first job out of college. Now, at 29, I’m grateful for the role that this work has had in all...

August 29, 2019

*The following is an article about judging competitions written by Portrait Society of America Chairman, Edward Jonas.

A toddler runs to you proudly holding out a paper that they have just put crayon to, you hold it up, and after a studious appraisal, you heap supportiv...

July 16, 2019

As artists we are acutely attuned to our surroundings. The world around us – including the space we choose to work in – can be as essential to our process as our concepts or materials. Our workspace can enhance or hinder creativity, influencing our work and affecting o...