Contemporary Portraiture: Redefining the Figure

Contemporary Portraiture: Redefining the Figure

Ongoing Opportunity

“Contemporary portraiture: Redefining the Figure” is an exhibit centered around the human form. Portraiture has traditionally been utilized as a medium to capture and replicate the likeness or expression of a person, yet this age old art form has evolved tremendously since its origins – from DaVinci’s anatomical drawings to visually striking portraits by contemporary painter Amy Sherald. In this online exhibit, Visionary Art Collective will be showcasing a wide range of work, including representational and abstract interpretations, as well as work by artists who seek to redefine or challenge the genre of portraiture.

They encourage artists who work in diverse mediums and styles to apply. Learn more here.

Visionary Art Collective accepts the following mediums: Painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media, collage, sculpture, photography

Their guest curator is Erika b Hess, painter, curator, and host of the I Like Your Work podcast. Erika has exhibited across the United States and gained national recognition for her work as a painter and curator.

Patrick Coughlin’s work examines the ubiquitous, mundane, and inconspicuous aspects of our material culture and the domestic spaces that house it.  Patrick’s studio practice currently resides in Philadelphia Pennsylvania where he is a professor at Saint Josephs University, and The University of the Arts.
Patrick Coughlin
Patrick Coughlin

Patrick Coughlin’s work examines the ubiquitous, mundane, and inconspicuous aspects of our material culture and the domestic…

Patrick Coughlin’s work examines the ubiquitous, mundane, and inconspicuous aspects of our material culture and the domestic spaces that house it. Patrick’s studio practice currently resides in Philadelphia…

Patrick Coughlin’s work examines the ubiquitous, mundane, and inconspicuous aspects of our material culture and the domestic spaces that house it. Patrick’s studio practice currently resides in Philadelphia Pennsylvania…

Terri received her MFA from the University of the Arts and her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design. She currently teaches a variety of Studio Arts courses at The Agnes Irwin School, in Rosemont, PA.
Terri Saulin
Terri Saulin

Terri received her MFA from the University of the Arts and her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design. She currently teaches…

Terri received her MFA from the University of the Arts and her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design. She currently teaches a variety of Studio Arts courses at The Agnes Irwin School, in Rosemont, PA.…

Terri received her MFA from the University of the Arts and her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design. She currently teaches a variety of Studio Arts courses at The Agnes Irwin School, in Rosemont, PA.…

Erin Elman
Erin Elman
Howard Traivers
Howard Traivers
Jenn is a painter! Mostly she's an oil painter, though she's been known to use just about any medium available at a given moment.

She Loves to paint. It's pretty much all she wants to do.
Shes Loves to paint the world and the beautiful things in it — 
and she Loves that people really Love her paintings of our beautiful world and the beautiful things in it!

There is nothing really special about Jenn, she's just painter who paints... just about anything, just about all the time. 

P.S. She's a bit of a formalist — her world is made up of line, color, shape, form, structure, composition and plasticity. And, while she paint from observation, the subject of the painting is not her objective. The process of painting is her objective — the process of how to best use the medium, often oil paint, to create and subjugate form on the two dimensional surface of the canvas.
Jenn Hallgren
Jenn Hallgren

Jenn is a painter! Mostly she's an oil painter, though she's been known to use just about any medium available at a given…

Jenn is a painter! Mostly she's an oil painter, though she's been known to use just about any medium available at a given moment.

She Loves to paint. It's pretty much all she wants to do.
Shes Loves…

Jenn is a painter! Mostly she's an oil painter, though she's been known to use just about any medium available at a given moment.

She Loves to paint. It's pretty much all she wants to do.
Shes Loves to paint the world…

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