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
Congratulations to alumni Michael Simms on winning both the YSC’s EBNA 2018 Prize as well as the Peoples’ Choice Award for his portrait of Professor Roberta Shepherd AO. From Michael Simms post on Instagram.
Congratulations to Alumni Andrew Bonneau, here receiving the William Fletcher Foundation Rome Residency award from the patron Shane Simpson AM. He’ll be spending three months as an artist in residence at the British School at Rome. Chris Browne, a Julian Ashton Instructor, won the award in 2017.