4th Annual Online Auction this Week!
For the past few years, we’ve held an online art auction to benefit our Scholarship Foundation.
Former Homeland Security Secretary Portrait Unveiled
Former Homeland Security Secretary Portrait Unveiled
The Challenges of Framing Portraits
When it comes to framing portraits, most of the usual rules apply that you’d expect when framing any other kind of art.
Just the Basics about Framing Portraits
Many of our artists will tell you that the frame for your portrait is just as important as the painting itself.
A Successful Spring Portrait Exhibition
A week after our Spring Portrait Exhibition at Arader Galleries in New York, and we’re still talking about what a wonderful event it was!
Spring Portrait Exhibition Today and Tomorrow
Our Spring Portrait Exhibition is today and tomorrow at Arader Galleries in New York
Commissioned Portrait FAQ: When is the best time to have a portrait painted?
People often ask if there is a best season, time of year, age or life event that means the time is right to have a portrait painted. According to the distinguished American painter Marshall Bouldin III, there is no right time. A portrait should be painted anytime you want to capture the love and admiration you feel for someone at a particular time.
Associate Spotlight: Jeanie du Pont
Working as a Portraits, Inc. sales associate is the perfect job for someone who loves art so much that their favorite artist changes daily. This is the case for Jeanie du Pont, one of our associates living and working in New York.
Plein Air Spring Paint Out this Weekend at Callaway Gardens
Spring is in full bloom and to celebrate the season, world-class artists have been painting garden and landscape scenes “en plein air” (French for “in open air”) all week at Callaway Gardens.
Capture the Magic with Live Event Paintings
Once-in-a-lifetime events are just that. They happen only once and then turn into memories. But people are always trying to figure out ways to capture these special moments and preserve them in a unique way that truly does them justice.
Spring Portrait Exhibition Coming Up in New York
We are so excited about our Spring Portrait Exhibition in New York and hope you’ll make plans to join us! The event will feature New York’s finest portrait artists on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7-8, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arader Galleries (1016 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10075).
Panel on Portraiture at the National Arts Club
A few weeks ago, Portraits, Inc. was contacted by Michael Gormley from the National Arts Club in New York. He was organizing a panel about the practice of portraiture and thought we might have something to offer.
The Intersection of Art and Ideas at the Met
What’s located at 82nd and Fifth in New York City? It’s the intersection of art and ideas, also known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Commissioned Portrait FAQ: Why commission a portrait?
Walk into a museum, government building, university library or private club in any part of the world, and you will likely see fine portraits painted by great artists hanging on the walls.
Associate Spotlight: Kathy Southerland
Since 1994, Kathy Southerland has been a sales associate with Portraits, Inc. She was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is where she lives and works today.
6 Hallmarks of Quality in a Portrait
What makes a portrait great? While we may all have different opinions, some paintings do tower over the rest as true masterpieces. They are likely popular and have a strong influence on the work of other artists. Quality portraits transmit the character and human qualities of the subject.
Portrait Gets Special Delivery from Hurricane Sandy
After commissioning and completing a portrait of the four grandchildren of a Portraits Inc. patron, I made a coast to coast trip a week before Thanksgiving to track down the large 50” x 60” painting. It had disappeared into the shipping docks of Newark, New Jersey without a trace.
Acclaimed Portraits, Inc. Artist Featured in Magazine
We are thrilled to announce that one of our most acclaimed Portraits, Inc. artists is featured in the January/February 2013 issue of The Artist's Magazine.
Portraits, Inc. at the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville
This week, Portraits, Inc. Executive Partner, Beverly McNeil, and President and COO, John McNeil, helped longtime Nashville associate Mary Daugherty Overstreet with the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville in Tennessee.
Manet: Portraying Life Exhibit Opens in London
If you missed "Manet: Portraying Life" at the Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art last fall, the show opened January 26, 2013 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and will run through April 14.
Portrait Unveiled at the Pentagon
Portrait of General Martin E. Dempsey, the 37th Chief of Staff of the United States Army, unveiled at the Pentagon
A Tribute to Art and Flowers
In April 2011, Portraits, Inc. and flower magazine joined together to present the fundraiser, "A Tribute to Art and Flowers," benefitting VSA of Alabama.
Portraits, Inc. Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary
Portraits, Incorporated celebrates its 70th anniversary with a four-day exhibition at New York's Arader Galleries.
Official Portrait Unveiling at the Pentagon
The official portrait of 36th Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey, Jr., was recently unveiled at the Pentagon.
Announcing Our 3rd-Annual Scholarship Auction!
Portraits, Inc. announces its 3rd-Annual Online Auction benefitting the Portraits, Inc. Scholarship Foundation.
White House Unveilings of Official Bush Portraits
Portraits, Inc., artist John Howard Sanden painted the official portraits of George W. Bush, the 43rd President, and former First Lady Laura Bush. The portraits were unveiled at the White House on May 31st, 2012, at an unveiling ceremony hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Portraits, Inc. Presents "The 10 Greatest Portraits Ever Painted" by John Howard Sanden
Portraits, Incorporated is proud to present, "The 10 Greatest Portraits Ever Painted," an illustrated lecture by renowned artist John Howard Sanden.
Announcing Our Fall Children's Portrait Exhibit in New York
Portraits, Incorporated will host a fall children's portrait exhibit in New York from October 8th until October 18th.
Join Us For A Fall Lunch & Learn in Birmingham
Portraits, Inc. will host a fall Lunch & Learn at our Birmingham, AL, gallery featuring artist Dawn Whitelaw.
Portraits and Paintings Exhibition in Birmingham
Please join us for a festive holiday kick-off on November 15th at our Birmingham gallery.