Portrait Connection partners with artists located throughout the Country. Artists use a wide variety of mediums including oils, watercolor, clay, graphite, and acrylic to translate their perception of a child, into a rich and realistic portrait. These talented artists create heartfelt interpretations of each child and share their artistic genius with families who need a spiritual boost.
Artists share their craft and make a difference in the lives of families every single day.
Portrait Connection artists bring healing and joy to families!
Portrait Connection depends on your talent to help bring peace, through art, into the homes of struggling families. If you are selected as a Portrait Artist, you will receive a stipend, be featured on the Portrait Connection web page and in social media, as well as at Portrait Connection Art Shows. If you are participating in a local program, you will be able to present your painting to the family at a Presentation Ceremony.
To apply, artists share an application and a portfolio. Each artist must be able to accurately represent the child in fine detail with balanced and accurate anatomical structure, and character. If accepted as an artist, Portrait Connection then matches requests for portraits with the selected artists. When an artist is matched with a portrait request, we send an engagement Agreement followed by photos, and the portrait is begun. To apply, complete the form below.
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What is required in my application?
Your application must include a fully completed and signed form (available through the link above) and a portfolio of at least three samples representing your portrait skills.
How and when will I know if I am selected to be a Portrait Connection Artist?
Once your application is received, you will receive notification within 30 days. Upon acceptance, an Agreement will be signed by the Artist and Portrait Connection, stating the stipend and details of the project.
Who will provide the supplies?
Each artist is an independent contractor and provides his/her own portrait supplies. This allows the artist to use the materials that are most familiar and applicable to the artist’s technique.
How will my final portrait be approved?
Portrait Connection requests a photograph of the art at 50% and 95% completion in order to assure that the artwork meets quality standards.
How will I be paid for my portrait and how much is the stipend?
Portrait stipends vary with each project depending upon our funding. We notify artists of the stipend for each project prior to finalizing the Agreement. Payments are mailed to the artist in the form of a check.
How will my portrait be delivered to the family?
If the artist is participating in a local program, the artist will hand the portrait to the family at the presentation ceremony. If, an artist lives far from the family and shipping is required, the artist will be reimbursed for shipping the painting to Portrait Connection.
Can I be selected for more than one portrait?
Yes, once you have been selected as a portrait provider, you may be asked to produce more than one portrait. You may accept or decline any task offered to you. If we contact you with a task opportunity for a portrait, you must respond within 5 days. After 5 days, we will pass the task on to another artist.
Do all paintings have to be done from photographs?
Yes, each artwork is referenced to a photograph.
Can I meet the family?
If you are part of a local project, you may meet the family during the presentation ceremony. However, many times artists are painting for families that live in distant places. If a family requests a meeting with the artist, we do our best to make arrangements.