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




Upcoming Event:
Gallery Talk by Jim Saylor
11:30 - 1:30, Date TBD, possibly the first Monday after the government shut down has ended

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Have you seen artists painting in the National Gallery and wondered how they get permission to set up and copy paintings in the Gallery? 

On Monday, January 7, 2019, Jim Sayler, National Gallery Copyist and MSPP Accredited Member, will give a demo and informal talk about the National Gallery of Art Copyist Program. The talk and demo will take place in Gallery 51 at the National Gallery, West Building, where Jim is painting a copy of Rembrandt's painting, Gentleman in a Tall Hat. 

The National Gallery is located between 3rd Street and 9th Street on Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The event will begin  at 11:30 am with a lunch break in the National Gallery Cafeteria and end at 1:30 pm. Due to limited space in Gallery 51, reservations for this event is limited to 10 persons. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. To reverse your seat, please RSVP with "Copyist Program" in the subject line and use the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters email address, Janet Ewing, MSPP Event Chair, will let you know if your reservation has been accepted.

Note: Snow date is scheduled for Monday, January 14th. 




The 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.

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