Looking ahead . . . 2010 Portrait
11th Annual The Art of the Portrait® Conference
April 22 – 25, 2010
Receive the Early Bird Discounted Benfits - Register
- Receive a sneak peak of the conference schedule in August
- Be the first to select your classes
- Receive monthly Conference Insiders via email from featured
- Gather with other artists from around the world to network
- Enter the 2010
International Portrait Competition
- Watch as nationally known artists demonstrate their approach
to the portrait
- View the 15 original works in the International Portrait Competition
and vote for your favorite
- Benefit from panel discussions, question-and-answer sessions
and one-on-one critiques
Report on our first Meet-N-Greet
you weren't able to attend the Texas portrait artists' first "Meet
'n Greet" in August, you missed a great time!
15 Texas portrait artists met at a restaurant in Austin and shared
a wonderful time, good food, and learned a lot from Anna Rose
Bain about how to use PhotoShop when painting portraits.
presentation was very informative, but the best part was even
those of us completely inexperienced in PhotoShop could understand
portraits are absolutely beautiful. Several in attendance had
some experience with using PhotoShop and asked questions about
more advanced techniques which Anne easily answered. She's a natural
lunch, her presentation, and the Q & A period, we each showed
samples of our work and asked for friendly critiques from the
group. The critiques were very helpful. We also shared a bit about
our own backgrounds, goals, and experiences in painting portraits.
It was great fun.
number of Texas towns were represented. Most of us didn't know
each other before we got together, but you wouldn't know it from
all the laughter and the relaxed atmosphere that prevailed. We
made new friends and considered our first Meet 'n Greet a complete
We hope to have another one early in 2010 and hope you can join
us. You will receive information about it when details are available.
A Note about our former
PSoA Texas Ambassador
of you know or know of Perri Sparks, a former Texan who has transplanted
to Canada. Perri was our first Tx Ambassador for PSofA. It certainly
didn't take her long to find herself in the middle of the art
world in Canada. If you check out her website, you will know why.
It's fun to keep up with her and I hope you will enjoy perusing
many lives as a full-time painter, teacher,
and publisher of art videos and books.
She conducted workshops across the United States, Canada, and
Most recently, Johnnie won an Award of Excellence
in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Exhibition
as noted in a recent publication of the Quarterly PSoA Magazine
and a mention
in the article
"Great Teachers Make Great Artists"
Daily Newsletter October 16, 2009
Her work lives on as her legacy and is available for viewing at
THE SPOTLIGHT - Congratulations to our Member Winners!
Winner: 3rd Place in Show for "Adam" at the 2nd
Annual North Hills Gallery Exhibition in September.
Her portrait "Quiet Expectation" that
was featured on the Portrait Reporter Issue 2 was juried into the
Pastel Society of the Southwest. (Dallas area)
Janis Langley completed
her third summer at the Old Sculpin Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard.
Despite the economy, it was her best year to date, with 12 paintings
sold during the season, which included
a two-week show in July.
"Breakfast California Style"
Winner: Second Place and Cash Award, Professional
Division at the Galveston Art League Membership Juried Show for
"Breakfast California Style", of her daughter Amber. It
was also accepted into the juried open show at The Art Alliance
Center at Clear Lake in Naussau Bay and gained her a second place
professional in the National Society of Artist's Membership Show.
Her watercolor painting, "Sweet Memories" received one
of the top twelve awards at the National Society of Artists 25th
Annual Juried Show hosted by the Brazosport Art Center and then
went to Houston to win a merchandise award at The Watercolor Art
Society of Houston.
Her acrylic painting, "Hot on the Showroom Floor" is featured
on the invitation for the current show at The Art Center of Corpus
Christi; it was chosen because it won first place on canvas for
the previous juried show there.
Gay will be teaching three 6 weeks sessions, multimedia, at The
Art Alliance center at Clear Lake starting October 29 and running
through the end of April. Gay is the Galveston Historical Foundations
poster artist for their Historic Tour of Homes.
portrait unveiled of Colonial Dames Portrait....retiring President,
Mary Cochran Bohls.
"Anastacia - Girl With The Golden Hair"
Winner: Honarable Mention at the
2nd Annual North Hills Gallery Exhibition in September for
"Anastacia - Girl With The Golden Hair".
Richardson was selected along with other pastel artists to have
her portraits published in
"Best of America Pastel Artists, Vol. II".
two volume set is available for purchase through Kennedy Publishing
December of 2009.
Winner: Honorable Mention
from the Wimberley Valley Art League (September 2009) for her portrait
- Not Sponsored by PSoA
Still Life: A focus
on Accuracy and Depth Perception – Any Medium (Not
Sponsored by PSoA)
Hill Counrty Arts Foundation - Ingram,
Taught by D.K. (Debra)
Feb 16 -18, 2010
three day workshop will focus on how to get accuracy and the illusion
of depth in still life painting.
Students should be at an Intermediate Level with a strong understanding
of how to use their medium and
may use the medium of their choice. Instruction will be on how
to obtain the elements of accuracy and
depth to make a more powerful painting, but will not have any
focus on how to use a specific medium.
Taught by D.K. (Debra) Richardson (click Title for
more information) (Not
Sponsored by PSoA)
Driskill Hotel - Austin, TX
22 - 24
intensive workshop is designed to help artists overcome their
fears and barriers to help them set
a path for success.
Kay Polk - Kay Polk Studio Inc. (Not
Sponsored by PSoA)
Email Kay at email@example.com
for additioanl information.
I teach an ongoing class---sort of an Atelier format---
in my home studio for four people, some that drive from Waco
and Rowlett on Tuesdays from 9:30 or 10 until 4:30 pm. Students
rotate in and out and there is a sub list. It is $150 per day,
$600 for 4 classes and $1,700 for 3 months ($100 discount for
the 3 month series of classes). Easels and tables, stools and
coffee and water are provided. Everyone brings their lunch and
it's great fun. Each student works on their own goal plan which
includes goals in painting production, marketing, entered competitions,
outside study, art history and gallery/museum visits as well
as improving their technical and aesthetic abilities.
Members Only Competition
Choose Your Medium
Drawing • Oil • Pastel • Sculpture • Watercolor
Participants are eligible to submit up to one entry per category
of their work for inclusion in the Members Only Competition. Top
award winners will be chosen for each of the five categories. First
place winners selected from each category will receive a limited
edition giclée painted of and by Everett Raymond Kinstler, Daniel
E. Greene and Burton Silverman. First prize also includes a DVD
featuring the demonstration from which the paintings were created,
compiled from live footage and exclusively available with this giclée.
First place winners will be acknowledged in The Art of the Portrait
section of International Artist Magazine.
Entry Fee: $35 per category
Postmark Deadline: December 14, 2009
Winner Notification: January 8, 2010
All work must be your own original design and concept, created independently,
completed in the last three years (since July 2006) and never won
an award in any previous art competition. Electronic/computer generated
or altered artwork, work done in a class, workshop or under supervision
is not eligible. The sitter may be a professional model and may
be contracted for a painting group or similar, non-classroom setting.
Members may enter one work in one or more of the subject categories.Choose
your Medium Competition Prospectus
International Portrait Competition
Click the link
above for additional infomation.
Please contact Kathy and
me if you can host a Meet-N-Greet in 2010.
OF THE TRADE & OTHER TIPS
Do you kow about FineArtAmerica.com?
Another way to create visibility for you and your art.
They have a wonderful "Print on Demand" feature.
Check out these links...
- if you list them on your website - they will add you for free
of Artist.com - some beautiful work and very interesting
site. They have competitions and publish
the winners in a soft bound two volume book. "Best of America
Pastel Artists Vol. II" releases December of 2009.
Please send Kathy & Deb your news so we can share it
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