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         "... through the eyes the heart is seen in the face ..."
-- Michelangelo Buoanarroti, 1533




Call for Art -- ALL Member JURIED EXHIBIT!

A Moment Expressed - The Figure and Portrait

Chaney Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD
May 27 - July 3, 2014

Nature of Work:
The Society asks artists to envision their subjects in a moment in time described by an emotion or in an environment, whether outdoor in the landscape or in an interior setting. Art will be of the figure and portrait, but not of a traditional pose (head and shoulders, etc). Figurative work will be draped or partially draped and will exclude completely nude frontal poses, but may depict the back view. MHCA is a community-based art center.

Click HERE for the full prospectus.
Note: There was an error with the submission fees. Corrected fee is $20 for 3 ($15 for 2, $10 for 1). See the bottom of the JOIN page for PayPal or Credit Card payment. Use the drop down menu for more options.

NOTE: Deadline has been EXTENDED to March 19, 2014!!!!

Annual Meeting -- November 16, Saturday

Our Annual Meeting of
The Maryland Society of Portrait Painters
and Portrait Demonstration by Kerry Dunn
on November 16, 2013 from 12:30-4:30pm
at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, Maryland


Member Spotlight!

LISA MITCHELL - Click to read about Lisa!

Lisa Mitchell Dominique Pastel Portrait


Maryland Society of Portrait Painters is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 for the purpose of promoting and encouraging the development of portraiture. Membership is open to individuals and organizations interested in the art of portraiture or active in creating portraits in painting, drawing and sculpture.


David Lawton, President
Rick Casali, Vice President, Events Chair
Nancy McCarra, Treasurer/Secretary
Andrée Tullier, Exhibition Chair, Webmaster
Melissa Gryder, Membership/Accreditation Chair, Newsletter Chair
Desiree Scherini, Member-at-Large