The Artwork Archive team is on the move!

We’re heading out west to the Plein Air Convention and Expo (PACE) in Santa Fe then jumping over to the east coast for Portrait Society of America’s The Art of the Portrait Conference in Washington, DC.

Every year we look forward to getting out of the office, meeting artists, and hearing about new works and processes. Please stop by our booth to introduce yourself if you’re at either conference and bring your friends!

Plus, we’ll be giving away Rosemary brushes at our booth. That and the candy should hopefully be enticing enough to come over and say hello!


7th Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo (PACE)

When: April 16-20, 2018

Where: Santa Fe, NM

Hosted by: PleinAir Magazine


Details: The Plein Air Convention & Expo is the world’s largest plein air event and was established to help artists discover amazing techniques to transform their painting skills. The five days are filled with classes, demonstrations, social activities, exhibitors, and on-site painting at the resort and surrounding areas.

Artists can socialize with 900 of their peers and connect with the PACE faculty. The faculty is comprised of over 80 world-class painters including leading artist Kevin MacPherson and Artwork Archive users, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Debra Joy Groesser, Brienne M. Brown, Lori McNee and Jane Hunt.

How you can find us: We’ll be at Table 902 in the hallway outside of the Expo Hall (by the entrance to the Plein-Air Store). Keep your eyes out for Co-Founder Justin Anthony and teammates Katie Carey and Elysian Koglmeier.

Last year we had a blast at PACE in San Diego and we’re looking forward to connecting with old and new faces in the magical backdrop that is Santa Fe!


The Art of the Portrait Conference: A Celebration of Two Decades in the Making

When: April 19-22, 2018

Where: Washington, DC

Hosted by: Portrait Society of America


Details: Portrait Society of America will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year! It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other artists and participate in a fulfilling endeavor related to your interests and profession.

The three days will be filled with demonstrations, panel discussions, and presentations by experts. There are specialty programs like the new Drawing Studio hours, Gala Banquet and Awards, 6x9 Mystery Art Sale and a trip to the National Portrait Gallery.

We’ll also be joined by other Artwork Archive users and advocates like Lori Putnam, Quang Ho and  

How you can find us: We’ll have a booth in the Art Materials Expo. Keep your eyes out for Co-Founder John Feustel and teammates Katie Carey and Elysian Koglmeier. This is our first time at Portrait Society of America’s conference and we’re eager to celebrate its 20th anniversary with you. Don’t be a stranger and make sure to come up to our booth to say hello!


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