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

The Cecilia Beaux Forum Mentorship Program

Creating mentoring opportunities for women artists by fostering relationships between established and emerging artists in a nine-month program.

The program fosters relationships between established artists and advanced emerging female artists. Participants of the Mentoring Program will work one-on-one with their mentor over the nine-month period, using personal goals as focus and motivation.


Requirements to apply, you must:

  • Be a Portrait Society of America Member

  • Be a Cecilia Beaux Forum Member

  • Have advanced experience in your chosen medium, including working from life

  • Have specific goals to achieve with the help of a mentor

  • Have a portfolio of 8-10 works


2020 Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

(Application Closed)

Application fee:  $35

Program fee:  $315

Total Cost:  $350

Applicants that are not chosen to participate for the 2020 program year will have their portfolios reviewed by mentors and will receive written feedback. 

Get Involved


Mentors must possess leadership abilities, program coordination skills, professional development experience, and be detail-oriented. If you are interested in volunteering as a Cecilia Beaux Forum Mentor, please email

2020 Mentors to Be Announced...

Mentoring Partners for 2019:

Debby Bird with Nanci France-Vaz

Margaret Carrier with Ann Kraft Walker

Abigail McBride with Gaye Sekula

Andrea Packard with Ricky Mujica

Robin Williamson with Tina Garrett

Cecilia Beaux, Ernesta, 1914,

71 3/4 x 43 3/8 in., oil on canvas,

Metropolitan Museum of Art