Sally Ryan has been awarded Portrait Signature Status by the prestigious Portrait Society of America, which recognises a “practicing and accomplished artist who is dedicated to the educational mission and high aesthetic standards as set by the Portrait Society of America. The artist’s work must consistently demonstrate a high level of skill and sophistication of aesthetics.”.
This honorary status grants the right to use the initials of
the organization (PSS-Portrait Society Signature) on all personally created works as an indication of our harmonious high standards and goals, to create, to advance and to
There were a number of specific criteria for approval that included:
membership in the Portrait Society of America
in either the Portrait Society International Portrait Competition,
Portrait Society Members Only Competition or any other national
exhibition of equivalent level
in educational activities that are designed to cultivate and further
the understanding and practice of representational fine art. This would
Mentoring and teaching in established art institutions
Private studio instruction
Demonstrations and or lectures
Production of any and all fine art instructional media
A consistent body of work that demonstrates exceptional merit
The first day of term is Monday Jan 28th, Australia Day Holiday. As usual, we are open even if it is a public holiday.
The Julian Ashton Art School is the oldest continuous fine art school in Oz, and one of the only ARC accredited Ateliers in Australia. If you would like to learn how to draw, paint or sculpt like the Masters, enroll now.
Many classes are booked out very quickly. Don’t miss out and book online now!
Choose from a weekend workshop in watercolours to extended workshops in
oils, portraiture, figures and still life. For beginners or experienced
have a workshop for you to enjoy while learning new skills this summer
from award winning artists and finalists like Archibald finalists Paul
Newton and Christopher Browne.
Treat yourself or book or book a workshop as a wonderful xmas gift. We also have gift vouchers available for your artistic loved ones to apply to their own choice of course or workshop.