State Ambassador Outreach Program

In 2003, the State Ambassador Outreach Program was created as an effort to increase the personal contact between the Portrait Society of America's growing membership and the organization. Each State Ambassador serves as a resource for members and interested artists, providing information about the Portrait Society, educational workshops and classes, mentors, museum exhibitions and all things related to the discipline of portraiture within their state.   

 

Currently, we have State Ambassadors in 39 states and 3 continents.

States currently seeking ambassadors are:  Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington D.C., Wyoming, and International regions of Africa and Asia.

 

To become a State Ambassador, please click the button above to fill out the application online. 

State Ambassador Mission Statement:

Through the development of the State Ambassador position, it is the goal of the Portrait Society of America to create a greater awareness of portrait and/or figurative art, and to inspire interested artists toward consistent improvements in methods and techniques. It is the hope of the Portrait Society of America that through this type of effort, portrait and/or figurative art can achieve a greater level of appreciation and understanding among all.

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KERRY VOSLER

National Coordinator

State Ambassador Program

Valrico, FL

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ALLISON GILLIARD

State Ambassador Staff Liaison

Special Programs and Outreach 

allison@portraitsociety.org

AMBASSADORS BY STATE

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MICHAEL

SWANN

Alabama State Ambassador

Birmingham, AL

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DONNA

CATOTTI

Alaska State Ambassador

Haines, AK

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NANCY ANGELINI CRAWFORD

Alaska State Ambassador

Wasilla, AK

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JEAN TURNER SMITH

Arizona State Ambassador

Gilbert, AZ

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NANCY VAN BUSKIRK

California State Ambassador

Lake Arrowhead, CA

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CRYSTAL

DESPAIN

Colorado State Ambassador

Windsor, CO

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JEANINE

JACKSON

Connecticut State Ambassador

Old Greenwich, CT

LINDA HARRIS REYNOLDS

Delaware State Ambassador

Wilmington, DE

KATHERINE

COOK

Florida State Ambassador

Umatilla, FL

BOBBI

SCHOENWALD

Idaho State Ambassador

Star, ID

DEBORAH

GILL

Idaho State Ambassador

Meridian, ID

KIM

ABBATI

Illinois State Ambassador

Willowbrook, IL

DIANNA

PORTER

Indiana State Ambassador

Greenwood, IN

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DEBBY

BIRD

Kentucky State Ambassador

Wilmore, KY

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KIM

BERNADAS

Louisiana State Ambassador

New Orleans, LA

JOHN

MARCUS

Maryland State Ambassador

Bethesda, MD

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MARY

LAZAR

Massachusetts & New Hampshire 

Winchester, MA

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KATHLEEN ERICSON

Michigan State Ambassador

Ann Arbor, MI

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SUZANN

BECK

Minnesota State Ambassador

Crystal, MN

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KAY

CRAIN

Missouri State Ambassador

Defiance, MO

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TINA

GARRETT

Missouri State Ambassador

Lee's Summit, MO

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LITTLETON ALSTON

Nebraska State Ambassador

Omaha, NE

RACHEL

MINDRUP

Nebraska State Ambassador

Omaha, NE

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ROBERT

LARSON

Nevada State Ambassador

Las Vegas, NV

NANCI

FRANCE-VAZ

New Jersey State Ambassador

Ocean, NJ

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TAYLOR

CONLIN

New Mexico State Ambassador

Albuquerque, NM

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PATRICIA

BOES

New York State Ambassador

Long Island City, NY

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LUANA LUCONI WINNER

North Carolina State Ambassador

Raleigh, NC

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MARLENE

STEELE

Ohio State Ambassador

Cincinnati, OH

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DANA COOK LOMBARDO

Oklahoma State Ambassador

Guthrie, OK

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KATHRYN WALKER RICHARDSON

Oklahoma State Ambassador

Newalla, OK

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ALAYNE

SAHAR

Pennsylvania State Ambassador

Ambler, PA

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LORRIE MINICOZZI

Pennsylvania State Ambassador

Gibsonia, PA

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LEN

DEANGELIS

Rhode Island State Ambassador

Newport, RI

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JENNIFER HEYD WHARTON

South Carolina State Ambassador

Beaufort, SC

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BETTY

BULLEN

Tennessee State Ambassador

Luttrell, TN

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NORA

DEMPSEY

Texas State Ambassador

Fredericksburg, TX

CAROL

FAIRLIE

Texas & New Mexico

Alpine, TX

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MARY 

HULL

Texas State Ambassador

Lewisville, TX

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RHONDA

LANCLOS

Texas State Ambassador

Houston, TX

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SHARI

LYON

Utah State Ambassador

American Fork, UT

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CATHERINE

NUNN

Vermont & New Hampshire

Brattleboro, VT

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NANCY

PARSONS

Virginia (Central)

Keswick, VA

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ROBERT L.

RAAB

Washington State Ambassador

Seattle, WA

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ANN 

SHARP

West Virginia State Ambassador

Shepherdstown, WV

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TED

COOMBS

Wisconsin State Ambassador

Appleton, WI

JANELLE

HATHERLY

Australia & New Zealand

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

RÉGENT

BILODEAU

Canada Ambassador

Laval, Quebec, Canada

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LISA J.

BETTERIDGE

UK & Europe Ambassador

Duxbury, MA, USA

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ELKIN

CANAS

Latin America/Miami-Dade, FL

Doral, FL