A Celebration Two Decades in the Making

It is that time of year again to try and recap all of the incredible events and experiences of the Portrait Society’s annual The Art of the Portrait conference, which took place this year on April 19 – 22 at the Hyatt Regency just outside Washington, D.C. – where it all began 20 years ago at the very first conference! To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, nearly 1,000 artists from around the world came together for a weekend of learning and sharing, through unforgettable encounters and lasting experiences. So Much to See, So Much to Do With a jam-packed four-day conference, it’s impossible to recount all of the amazing demonstrations, workshops, and panels that occurred over the course

Finding Your Way Through the Fog

This year the Portrait Society of America celebrated its 20th year of operation. A milestone for any business, but it is particularly significant for a nonprofit fine art organization. So, it felt appropriate during my opening welcome to share the inspiration that led to the founding the Society. Quite a few years ago I learned that good public speakers capture and hold onto their listener’s attention through the power of storytelling. The story that I shared Friday morning occurred over 41 years ago but I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was just a few years out of college and trying to find a path to becoming a self supporting artist. A goal that had burned inside of me ever since

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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. 

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