Finalist for International Portrait Competition

Dear Friends,

April is going to be a busy and exciting month!

I was selected as one of the finalists in the 2010 International Portrait Competition hosted by the Portrait Society of America, taking place in Washington D.C., April 22 - 25th. Over the last twelve years this competition has grown to become one of the most prestigious events in the field of portraiture today. Over 1,300 images were entered, and only 16 artists were selected as finalists. My portrait bust, Truth Beloved, was judged on skill and technique, as well as aesthetic and emotional content.

I, along with my husband and sixth-month-old Jasmine, will be flying to D.C. so I can attend the 2010 Art of the Portrait Conference as well as attend the Award Ceremony Banquet for final judging. My sculpture will be on view at the Hyatt Regency Reston in VA during those four days.

I am very excited about this opportunity and the chance to meet internationally known artists in the field of portraiture. If you are in the D.C. area and would like to see the show or want to attend the award banquet please let me know and I would love to see you!

All the Best,

Mardie Rees

P.S. See some of my work in an upcoming group show in Seattle! (Details Below)