Sunday, December 11, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

FOUR Days Remaining to Enter the 2017 TX Top Ten Competition!

Texas Top Ten Competition

Only One Week Left to Apply!
Calling All Artists Living in Texas
The "Texas Top Ten" is a FREE online competition open for artists living in the state of Texas; Portrait Society of America membership is not required. This online competition is presented to you by the Texas State Ambassador, Gaye Sekula, in coordination with the Portrait Society of America. 

Certificates recognizing the Top Ten winners will be awarded. The winners will also be featured in the Portrait Society of America's Website, State Ambassador E-News and our quarterly journal, The Art of the Portrait .
Meet our Judge, Michael Mentler 
Based out of Dallas, Texas, Michael Mentler  studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, and Washington University in Saint Louis, where he taught figure drawing and design. Michael's work has been featured in Saint Louis magazine, Communication Arts, Art Direction, Graphis and more recently in  American Artist Drawing Magazine  in a feature article titled "Learn From The Sketchbooks of a Modern Day Leonardo." Michael has also been featured in Juliette Aristides' new book, Lessons in Classical Drawing (Essential Techniques From Inside the Atelier) .

The submission form is available now through
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at midnight.

Rules and Eligibility
  • Artist must reside in Texas. (Portrait Society faculty, juror, board members, and Texas ambassador are not permitted to enter the competition.)
  • Only one work may be submitted per entrant. (Sculptors may submit up to four views of a single work.)
  • Submit Portrait and Figurative works only
  • No works involving photographic printing or mechanical processes in the actual final product will be permitted.
  • No classroom works or works produced under assistance of instructors will be permitted.

Image Specifications
  • The .jpg format is required. Your file dimensions should be at least 400 x 400 pixels but should not exceed 1024 x 1024. 
  • Please label your .jpg image with your first and last name. For example, gaye-sekula.jpg

If you have any questions or concerns about the Texas Top Ten Competition, please contact the Portrait Society's 
Texas State Ambassador, Gaye Sekula, at

Portrait Society of America presents:
The Art of the Portrait Conference
April 20 - 23, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia 

The Portrait Society of America is returning to Washington, D.C. to celebrate our 19th annual conference. Attendees will have a chance to fuel their artistic journeys with exciting programs from new and returning faculty. Join us, along with 800 artists from around the globe, to spend four days experiencing a diverse array of demonstrations, illustrated lectures, portfolio reviews, our 6 x 9" Mystery Art Sale, an exhibit of finalists of the prestigious International Portrait Competition, and so much more.

Click HERE to visit our website for more information and to register today.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Face-Off in Fort Worth a Great Success!

In spite of the threat of rain, the Face-Off went on without a hitch! 
Deborah Allison of Euless, Texas
Anastasiya Chybireva of Euless, Texas

Steve Ko of Lewisville, Texas

Thank you to the artists, model, Andrea Graham, and fellow Portrait Society Members for coming out and showing your support! You rock!
(l-r) Anastasiya Chybireva, Deborah Allison, Steve Ko, Andrea Graham, Gwen  Hutson, Martie Rains, Cheryl Moore

A Very Special Thank You to the Milan Gallery for hosting our Fort Worth Face-Off. 
Milan Gallery
505 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-338-4278