Friday, August 16, 2019

PSoA TX Chapter: “En Plein Air Painting in the Big Bend”, Labor Day Weekend, 2019!

 “En Plein Air Painting in the Big Bend”, on Labor Day Weekend, 2019 is presented by the Big Bend Arts Council in association with the West Texas Chapter the Portrait Society of America and the City of Alpine.

Enjoy a weekend of Plein Air painting, a Museum “Meet and Greet”, Sidewalk  Art exhibit and sale, and Plein Air art Exhibit August 30ththrough September 2nd,-Labor Day Weekend!
The event kicks off on Friday evening with a “meet and greet” at Museum of the Big Bend on Sul Ross State University campus. Artists will come to Alpine and paint “in the open air” at various locations in the Big Bend region.  Paint-outs are planned at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, and the towns Fort Davis and Alpine.  Additional fun locations include Wasserman Wranch, or the Fort in Fort Davis.
There will be a Sidewalk Art exhibit and sale on Sunday with an Artists’ Reception for the Plein Air exhibit at the Big Bend Art Council’s “Gallery on the Square” in Alpine on Sunday evening, (work may be unframed or framed). Optional Monday events in Marathon, Terlingua, and the Rio Grande River road are also planned.
All plein air painters and people who are interested in watching the process are invited.  

The event is free, however, we ask participants to register on-line at

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Corpus Christi Face-Off

Our first annual Corpus Christi Face-Off was a wonderful success! 

Thank you to the Art Center of Corpus Christi, Sierra Shamblin 
the following artists for your participation: 

David Philips, Lena Olson, Francis Huang, Chell Vassallo, Kim Roberti, Jeffrey Neel McDaniel, Neva Rossi Smoll, Adam Davenport, Dianne de Silva, Donna Blanton & Julie Wende. 

Thank you also to Emily Conway and Bob Posey for being such great models. 

Artist,  Dianne de Silva and Model,  Emily Conway

Artist: Donna Blanton

Artists: l-r Chell Vasallo and Julie Wende

Artist: Francis Huang

Model, Bob Posey, and Artist, Adam Davenport

New Member, Jeffrey McDaniel (on right)

Artist Julie Wende

New Member,  Neva Rossi

Art Center of Corpus Christi
101 N. Shoreline
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Tuesday, July 23, 2019





Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Art of the Portrait Tri-State Exhibition

Exciting news and a wonderful opportunity!!!

Kathryn Richardson, one of the Oklahoma State Ambassadors, made a connection at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame which after much communication and planning, we will be hosting our Fall Portrait Academy at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in Oklahoma City, OK on October 4-5, 2019.

Faculty Rose Frantzen and Jeff Hein will present a portrait painting demonstration on Friday night and teach drawing workshops all day on Saturday. Portrait Academy attendees will select to participate in either Rose’s or Jeff’s drawing workshop, like the drawing workshops at the conference. The cost for the Portrait Academy is $189 for both days, or $35 for Friday’s demonstration only.

In conjunction with the Portrait Academy, we will be hosting “The Art of the Portrait Tri-State Exhibition,” also at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. This juried exhibition is open only to artists living in the states of Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, and they do not have to be a member of the Portrait Society of America to enter. For a fee of $25, artists can submit up to three works through the online entry form to be juried into the exhibition. More details are available in the attached Prospectus. 

Here are the important dates and schedule of events:

·  August 12, 2019- Online entry deadline to submit artwork for the exhibition
·  August 19, 2019- Notification of acceptance into exhibition
·  September 6, 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm- Artwork drop off
·  September 12, 2019Exhibition Opens
·  October 4, 2019
o 5:00-7:00pm — Free Public Exhibit and Awards Reception in Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery
o 7:00-9:00pm — Portrait Demo with Rose Frantzen and Jeff Hein (Ticketed Event in Bennet-McClendon Great Hall)
·  October 5, 2019
o 9:00am-4:30pm — Drawing Workshops with Rose Frantzen and Jeff Hein (in the Devon Classroom or Bennet-McClendon Great Hall)
·  November 22, 23 or 25, 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm — Artists Retrieve Artworks from Exhibition

Please spread the word about this wonderful opportunity for the tri-states area with every portrait artist you know. They do not have to be a member of PSoA!

See prospectus below.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Studio Incamminati, Houston!

WONDERFUL workshop opportunity.. east coast to 3rd coast!! Studio Incamminati in your town! Visiting instructor Ja Fang Lu will be teaching. Visit to register!