Portrait Society of America

Portrait Society of America is an art organization[1] based in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. Established in 1998, the Portrait Society of America is a 501(C)3 registered charity was set to serve the purpose of an art education organization to foster the art of like portraiture, figurative art and Contemporary-Traditional Art through art programs and publications.[2][3] The Portrait Society is dedicated to providing educational resources for everyone who has the curiosity for technical information, aesthetics in traditional art and history of portraiture and figurative art.[4] The Portrait Society has more than 2,750 members around the globe.[5][6]

Portrait Society of America
FounderGordon Wetmore, Edward Jonas, Tom Donahue
Founded atMagnolia Drive, Tallahassee, United States
Headquarters1109 S Magnolia Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32301, United States
ServicesArt Programs, Publications
FieldsPortraiture and Figurative art
OwnerEdward Jonas
Secretary General
Sam Adoquei

The Portrait Society was established by Edward Jonas, Gordon Wetmore, and Tom Donahue as a national non-profit organization in 1998. The organization is governed by an executive board and advisory board in which Daniel Greene, James Gurney, Rhoda Sherbell, Burton Silverman and Mary Whyte are members of the board.[2]

Gold medal recipientsEdit

Year Artist
1999 William Franklin Draper[7]
2000 Everett Raymond Kinstler[8]
2001 Daniel E. Greene[9]
2002 Jamie Wyeth[8]
2003 Glenna Goodacre[8]
2004 Burton Silverman[5]
2005 Richard Schmid[5]
2006 Andrew Wyeth[5]
2007 Harvey Dinnerstein[5]
2009 Nelson Shanks[5]
2010 John Howard Sanden[5]
2011 Philip Pearlstein[5]
2012 Marshall Bouldin[5]
2013 Charles Reid[5]
2014 Joe Bowler[5]
2015 Bruno Lucchesi[5]
2016 Mary Whyte[5]
2017 Rhoda Sherbell[10]
2019 Dean Mitchell[11]


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  9. ^ "Daniel E. Greene - Portrait Artist, Subway Paintings, Still Lifes, Workshops, Paint Sets & Painting Videos". www.danielgreeneartist.com. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  10. ^ "Portrait Society of America - September ENews". myemail.constantcontact.com. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  11. ^ "Dean Mitchell's Marie Brooks Gallery – American Figurative Artist". Retrieved 2019-09-07.