Those who choose to volunteer understand that the giving of their time and energy not only helps others but also, leads to great personal rewards. For instance, the Mayo Clinic has reported that volunteering decreases the risk of depression, helps you meet others and develop new relationships, and teaches valuable new skills, as well as gives people a sense of accomplishment and purpose. Many nonprofit organizations depend on volunteers to carry out their mission and goals. The fact is that they simply could not exist without volunteers. This is very true of the Portrait Society, where we have always relied on the many generous artists and educators who volunteer their time and expertise to help us provide the highest quality of programs to our members across the globe.
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Using a refined method gives artist Catherine Hearding the framework for her paintings
John Lovett provides tips on how to use circles in perspective
The Spirit of Volunteerism at the Portrait Society of America
My home state of Tennessee is known as the “volunteer” state, which means volunteerism is in our DNA.
OF LOVE and LONGING
Portraits by Alex Venezia
Each composition Sue Miller paints has specific technical goals to enhance the overall vision
Evie Zimmer uses her background in representational art to paint detailed abstractions that combine color and shapes
Of all the things that inspire me, I am mostly drawn to painting people— portraits, figures, figures in a landscape, etc.
THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT
Anna Wypych’s paintings are united by positive feelings and encouragement
A Painter's Journey Part 7 – The Painter As Teacher
In the final article of this seven-part series, John Hulsey concludes his visual journey through his outdoor and studio painting processes.
BIG-BUSINESS PUSHBACK AGAINST VOTING MEASURES GAINS MOMENTUM
Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation.”
NO, REALLY, ARE WE ROME?
The sack of the Capitol was thwarted. But history suggests that corrosive change can be hard to see while it’s happening.
A Wee Dram
There’s more to love about Scotland’s favorite libation once you discover the magic
IN ‘YES DAY,' KIDS GET THEIR WAY FOR 24 HOURS
Like an innocuous kid version of “The Purge,” Miguel Arteta’s “Yes Day” imagines an annual 24hour holiday of lawlessness.
Movies & TV Shows
Movies & TV Shows
Where More Education Doesn't Mean More Jobs
The more education you have, the more likely you are to have a job. This relationship holds true across the U.S. labor market, with one notable exception. In February, 74.6% of men 25 and older with only a bachelor’s degree were employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while just 72.7% of men with advanced degrees were.
DESPITE HACKS, US NOT SEEKING WIDENED DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE
The Biden administration is not planning to step up government surveillance of the U.S. internet even as state-backed foreign hackers and cybercriminals increasingly use it to evade detection, a senior administration official said.
‘Big Burden' For Schools Trying To Give Kids Internet Access
When the coronavirus pandemic shut down schools, educators had to figure out how to get kids online. Fast.
A sequel squeaks by with just enough gags and a lot of nostalgia.
The Ripple Effect
We may not always reach the multitudes, but we each can follow our inner calling and do our best.