This means that you will see me around a lot, participating in several events:
1) Face-Off: A unique program in which fifteen leading artists gather to paint from models. Attendees will vote on their favorite artist, who will then demonstrate on Saturday afternoon for the plenary session. Second, the completed paintings will be part of a silent auction during the weekend, so you will have a chance to collect a painting by an artist you admire. Participating artists: Casey Baugh, Ryan Brown, Ellen Cooper, Michelle Dunaway, Stephen Early, John Ennis, Rose Frantzen, David Jon Kassan, Robert Liberace, Bart Lindstrom, Susan Lyon, Tony Pro, Alexandra Tyng, Mary Whyte, and Lea Wight.
2) Beyond the Face: New Works by Daniel Greene, Alexandra Tyng, and Mary Whyte I will be showing examples of my figurative portraiture and discussing my process and the way in which I develop the ideas and symbolism of each work. Mary Whyte and Daniel Greene will also show their amazing new work--this should be awesome!
3) Lunch and Learn If you want a relaxed, informal time to ask questions and discuss art with me (or certain other faculty members), and you don't mind if we're all chewing while we talk, sign up ahead of time for this event.
4) Portfolio Critiques You don't need to sign up for this, just show up at the critique session with your portfolio.
The Annual Art of the Portrait Conference will take place in Philadelphia this year, on Memorial Day Weekend. Come see the winning paintings and sculpture on display at the conference. The weekend is packed full of events--painting demonstrations, panel discussions, talks, and power-point presentations. Art vendors will be selling a dazzling array of products. You might even win a top-of-the-line, super-duper easel!
The Portrait Society of America, founded in 1998, is a national 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization to further the tradition of fine art portraiture and figurative art.
You can also read about the Conference and participating artists on the Portrait Society's blog.