Thursday, May 31, 2012

Texas Pride - Congrats to James Tennison!

Congratulations to Fort Worth artist, James Tennison! James won an Honor Award for his painting, "Margueritte" (40x27", oil) in the Portrait Society of America's International Competition.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 5 Meet-and-Greet with Kay Polk

We had a GREAT turnout on May 5 for the Kay Polk demo and member get-together in Dallas! There were just over 30 people in attendance, some even coming from as far as Austin, the Woodlands, and San Antonio. Kay's demo was fantastic; our model was a WWII veteran named Jim (so much character!), and Kay did a wonderful job explaining her process, and generously sharing her knowledge. Afterwards, members had a chance to view and critique each others' work. The fellowship and mingling continued as several stayed to have dinner and drinks at a nearby restaurant.

THANK YOU to everyone who attended (we had over 30 people!), and a HUGE thanks to the lovely Kay Polk for giving of her time and talents.

For those of you who have asked about an event happening in Houston, I have good news! Our next meet-and-greet will be in The Woodlands, some time this fall.

Meanwhile, please let your ambassador know (email Anna at if you plan on attending the Art of the Portrait conference next week in Philadelphia. We have tentatively planned for a Texas members breakfast on Friday, May 25. More details to come.

A shot of attending artists in the studio, at the Society of Figurative Arts, owned by Michael Mentler (standing in doorway). 

Kay's finished demo.

A group shot, including state ambassador Anna Rose Bain (in turquoise) and Kay Polk (next to Anna, in yellow)