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

December 10, 2019

There is something so magical about capturing someone's essence on canvas. I'm fascinated and frustrated in equal measures as I try to learn to be a better portrait artist. I love the energy of painting from life, be it people or landscapes. Several years ago, I came a...

December 3, 2019

This article appeared in the 1st Quarter 2019 The Art of the Portrait Journal publication. 

Mary Sauer has carefully cultivated her talent through her work, and it shows. It was Mary’s exquisite use of color and confident, natural brushwork that immediately drew me...

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...

May 28, 2019

Whether you are new to art or have an accomplished art career, there is a advantage to connecting and engaging with others who share our values and viewpoints. When I was searching for a path into the world of art, someone suggested I attend the Portrait Society of Ame...

June 14, 2018

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 al...

June 14, 2018

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...