What Do They Want Anyway?

*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 supportive praise on the creative scribble as though it were a Rubens. A smile dances across the child’s little face as they glow in your approval. Now grown and our lives occupied in creating "serious art," we must admit that we still are striving for those acknowledgements of our successful efforts. As soon as the signature is placed, we anxiously seek other opinions of our latest work hoping, that if not strongly positive, there mig

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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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