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Portrait Society Awards PSS to Sally Ryan

Portrait of Professor Caroline McMillen by Sally Ryan
Professor Caroline McMillen by Sally Ryan

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 share.

There were a number of specific criteria for approval that included:

·         Current membership in the Portrait Society of America

·         Acceptance in either the Portrait Society International Portrait Competition, Portrait Society Members Only Competition or any other national exhibition of equivalent level

·         Involvement in educational activities that are designed to cultivate and further the understanding and practice of representational fine art. This would include:

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

Congratulations Sally!

Click here for Sally’s teacher profile page.

Click here for Sally’s classes

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Enrolling now for 2019 – Don’t miss out!

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Chris Browne – Scapula. Oil on marine ply, 2011.

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!

Term dates Term 1 Jan 28th to April 6th.

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Summer Workshops and Last Minute Gift Idea

Harriet by Paul Newton

Choose from a weekend workshop in watercolours to extended workshops in oils, portraiture, figures and still life. For beginners or experienced artists, we 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.