There are various forms available here so please scroll down carefully to find your desired submission.  *Submission Questions: Ann Bailey-  678.488.6516.    *Membership Questions: email Denise Jennings- jennings51@comcast.net   *Workshop Questions: Carol Kirby - 404.376.4749  *Technical questions or trouble submitting your application: email  support@submishmash.com. (Please include your email address and description of your problem)  Thank You!

Please read our mission and complete the following form for the 2019 membership year (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31).  

Grace period for renewing members ends on February 28, 2019. All applications received after the renewal/grace period will be processed as new Associate Members.

If you are sending a check, please mail your completed form and check to:

Kathy Cuiffi

843 County Line Road

Covington, GA 30016 

Our Mission*

To promote public awareness of the portrait as a valid and valuable art form through exhibitions, critiques, lectures, workshops, publicity and other forms of professional development.

  • Publish a quarterly magazine containing articles and features focusing on portraiture, contemporary as well as historical.
  • To engage in other activities related to educating the public regarding portraiture.

The organization is dedicated to passing on to the general public the collective knowledge of its members. Following these objectives will create a new and greater respect for the portrait as an art form. Additionally, this will improve the quality of the work done by portrait artists and increase the stature of portraiture and each portrait artist.

*PSA Bylaws. Article 2, Nonprofit Purposes. Section 2.

2019 Fall “Members Only” Juried Exhibition

SFA Gallery and Framing, 1810 Peachtree Pkwy., Suite 105, Cumming, GA 30041

Juror: Dan Thompson graduated from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC, and earned his MFA from the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art. He supplemented his training with several additional years of private study and studio apprenticeships along the east coast of the United States. In 2001, Thompson won Best of Show in the American Society of Portrait Artist’s International Portrait Competition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Dan Thompson is an ARC Living Master Artist. He co-founded the Grand Central Academy of Art and the Janus Collaborative School of Art, both in New York. Thompson is on the faculty of the New York Academy of Art, The Art Students League of New York, and Studio Incamminati, in Philadelphia, PA. He has demonstrated and instructed internationally. His work can be found in public and private collections throughout the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. (For more information on our Juror, visit: http://www.danthompsonart.com.)


Entry Deadline: July 24, 2019

Notification: August 15, 2019

Delivery of Art: Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11am-6pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 4-6pm

Show runs: September 6 to September 22, 2019

Removal: Monday, September 23, 2019, 11am-6pm

This exhibition is electronic submission only.

WORK ELIGIBILITY • Entrants must be current PSA Members in good standing. • Entrants may submit up to three (3) entries. • Entry must be original, 2-dimensional fine art portraiture. No sculptures permitted at this venue. • No prints, copies or student/class work are permitted. • No photography or paintings-over-photographs. • No nudes. • Portraits must contain a human person, and at least an ear, eye or nose. Pets are acceptable only when accompanying a human. • Entries must not have been exhibited in a PSA exhibition in the last 2 years, ever won first place in any previous PSA exhibition, or been displayed in more than 2 prior PSA exhibitions (Advisory Board contributions not in competition are excepted). There is no age limit on when works were created.

• Canvas width is limited to 36 inches or less, including frame. Height is limited to 6 feet. Works must be framed and wired for hanging or dark-edged gallery-wrapped. (No saw-tooth hangers).

• Accepted works need to include identification on a 3”x5” card on the back, stating Title, Artist’s Name, Medium, Email Address, Cell Phone number, and “NFS” or price if for sale. 

• Works submitted to any PSA show MUST be displayed for the duration of the show – No substitutes and no early removal. Please inform your client of the dates for which a borrowed work will be on view. 

• Any member who is unable to provide a painting that has been juried into a show will be penalized by not being able to enter the next exhibition. 

• Finalists must make their own arrangements for hand-delivery and hand-pickup of their work to and from the Exhibition location. NO entries may be shipped to the venue or to the PSA.

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY • This Exhibition is open to PSA Member artists only. • Entry fee is $35. • Exhibiting Juried Members and higher are permitted to display business cards and information during this show if space is provided. (For membership application, go to http://www.PortraitSocietyofAtlanta.org, however, membership may not be processed in time to qualify for this exhibition.)

PLEASE NOTE:  The PSA exhibition committee reserves the right to decline works that do not fall within the field of portraiture, or are deemed inappropriate viewing for children. Entries that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be judged. At delivery, any work that varies from the submitted images will be disqualified. 

DELIVERY AND DISPLAY • All works must be delivered and picked up, either by the artist or authorized representative, within stated times at SFA Gallery and Framing • Delivery: Wednesday, September 4, 11am-6pm only • Removal: Monday, September 23, 2019, 11am-6pm only. • Please note: Without exceptions, artists are responsible for making delivery & pickup arrangements for their work. 

PSA ACCREDITATION • This exhibition qualifies for PSA status credit. Only members’ works not previously juried into a PSA exhibit will receive accreditation points toward membership status. 

INSURANCE • Insurance is the sole responsibility of the artist. Though great care will be taken when handling your work, the PSA is not responsible for possible loss or damage to works. • By entering, artists agree to not hold the PSA or venue liable for any loss or damage. SALES • Sales are encouraged by this venue. Your price, or NFS, must be included with your entry. • The venue will keep 30% of any sales. 

RIGHTS • The PSA and SFA Gallery and Framing reserve the right to photograph and retain images of the exhibit solely for educational, promotional, and documentation purposes in print or on the internet. By entering the exhibition, you agree to all conditions herein. 

ENTRY FILE PREPARATION • Save and enter image file in JPG (JPEG) format. • Size image so the largest dimension is no more than 1,500 pixels, either side. (Do NOT include your frame in image) • Name your image file with dashes as follows: LastName-FirstInitial-Title-of-Artwork.jpg Example: Sargent-J-Lady-Agnew.jpg • Enter by submitting in an online account you create at Submittable.com (see link below). 

QUESTIONS: Donna Leonard at 770-630-5820, or donnaleonard@bellsouth.net 

TECHNICAL PROBLEMS support@submishmash.com (Phone Support) 406-578-1895 


Ends on September 20, 2019$350.00 - 375.00
$350.00 - 375.00

September 23-25, 2019—3 Day Workshop


Cost:  $375 Non-members; $350 Members.

It is necessary to pay the appropriate amount to insure admittance to the workshop. 

If you have a question, please contact Diana Sarkar at (865) 603-4465. 

Space is limited!

Location: Kudzu Art Zone Gallery & Art Center

116 Carlyle St., NW

Norcross, GA 30071

Portrait Society of Atlanta