The Art of the Portrait Conference

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2020 The Art of the Portrait Conference

August 27-30, 2020 - Orlando, Florida

After hosting a very successful 21st anniversary celebration of The Art of the Portrait, we are excited to announce our next conference!


As the Portrait Society of America prepares for its twenty-second year of hosting The Art of the Portrait, our focus continues to be on our mission of promoting fine art portraiture and figurative work through publications and programs.


Each year we strive to offer our attendees the very best program of events with a variety of panel discussions, demonstrations and opportunities for live drawing.  Join us and gather together to watch your fellow artists demonstrate techniques, receive one-on-one critiques, network, shop leading manufacturers' materials, view original work by the International Portrait Competition finalists, and so much more.

Portrait Academies

2019 Fall Portrait Academies


Portrait Academies are a series of educational weekends providing a unique opportunity to watch, learn and talk with nationally known artists. This year, we changed the format of the two-day academy.


The 2019 Fall Portrait Academy was hosted on October 4-5, 2019 at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK.


On Friday evening, two faculty artists, Rose Frantzen and Jeff Hein, gave a portrait demonstration from a live model after the Tri-State Exhibition Reception and Awards ceremony.


Saturday featured an all-day drawing workshop with one of the faculty members (attendees got to choose which faculty member with whom to work).

Stay tuned for updates and announcements next year on our 2020 Fall Portrait Academy.

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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