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End of the Year Gift

Donate Before December 31

Each year the annual appeal campaign provides an avenue for members and art patrons to provide additional support to fund our Programs and Publications. These donors mean a great deal to the continuation of the educational programs hosted by the Portrait Society. We ask you to take a moment and make an end of the year donation that will help continue our efforts to promote fine art portraiture and figurative works in America.

Everett Raymond Kinstler

Mentoring Fellowship Program

In honor and memory of Mr. Kinstler, the Portrait Society will be unveiling a 3 year Mentoring Fellowship program.  Mr. Kinstler was passionate about learning.  He often said, "If you can still use your head and keep your heart open to new ideas and thoughts, the joys of being an artist will be never ending.  You'll get up everyday grateful and excited by the challenges."  In an effort to pass on this love of learning, the Portrait Society will be creating a Mentoring Fellowship in which accepted applicants will be matched with a mentor for each of the three years as well as full funding to attend the annual conference for three years. 

We are currently accepting donations in memory of Everett Raymond Kinstler which will establish and fund the Mentoring Fellowship.  Future generations of artists will benefit from the ongoing sharing of knowledge handed down through this mentorship.

*Donations over $345 will receive a limited edition giclee of the painting by Michael Shane Neal of Everett Raymond Kinstler which is signed by both artists. A DVD of the 2012 demonstration will be included.

The Gordon Wetmore Scholarship

In Memoriam: Gordon Wetmore, 1938-2011

Created in 2011 in honor and memory of our co-founder and first Board Chair, the Gordon Wetmore scholarship provides funding for a selected artist to attend The Art of the Portrait conference. Gordon Wetmore, Edward Jonas and Tom Donahue founded the Portrait Society in Feburary 1998. Gordon served as the founding Chair from 1998 to 2011. On August 25, 2011, shortly after being diagnosed with an extremely rare condition, Gordon passed away. He leaves behind the legacy of passion for his own art, for helping others develop their talent and for his family. He was a true leader and influenced the resurgence of representational art in America. Gordon had a way of making you feel as though he had known you for years. He was the face of the Portrait Society and had a Southern charm that welcomed members into our Portrait Family. He will be remembered as a great man, a wonderful artist and a visionary.


You can make a donation to the legacy scholarship fund established in Gordon's name. Each year the Wetmore Family selects a deserving student to attend the annual conference. We are all grateful for knowing Gordon and benefiting from his passion for his art and the Portrait Society.

Focus Your Giving

Is there a program you wish to support?

Help sustain programs and events that move you. Every contribution you make allows us to continue offering educational opportunities and resources that enrich today's arts community. Help share the same experiences that have made an impact on your life with others by pledging your contribution. You can identify where you want us to use your support. When you click the link below, you can designate your program, for example:

•  Scholarship for a student to attend the annual The Art of the Portrait conference

•  Scholarship for a student to attend one of the Fall Portrait Academy Series

•  Offset printing costs of The Art of the Portrait Journal

• Support to the Cecilia Beaux Forum - A Committee to Advance Women in the Arts

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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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