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Mandate of organization

To educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciations of  the Art of Portrait in Canada  by providing art exhibitions, performances, Portrait  Arts Festivals, workshops, lectures and seminars in public places and educational institutions in Canada.
Portrait Artists’ Society of Canada is  non profit  professional organization dedicated to furthering the traditions of Fine Art Portraiture and Sculpture.         

Main Goals and artistic objectives.  Mission Statement.

  • Educate and communicate  the technique aesthetics and application of traditional fine art portraiture and sculpture.
  • Promote and support the development of  Portrait Art in  Canada
  • Develop the Canadian public’s appreciation of the art of portrait in Canada. To facilitate and encourage community spirit and development of Art of Portraiture in Canada
  • Establish professional Portrait Competition in Canada to promote  Canadian Portraiture
  • Assist talented young Canadian artists in their study of portraiture through personal encouragement, opportunity of participation in the Society workshops, exhibitions , financial support  such as scholarships and  grants.
  • Offer portfolio review opportunities to assist and guide members in furthering their knowledge and artistic skills.
  • Organize public portrait exhibits for  portrait artists in Canada.
  • Coordinate volunteers in each region of the Country  for the purpose of membership development.                                                                                      


 Portrait Artists’  Society of Canada  
Ontario corporation number 1751211
Business number  82059 5213 RC0001

Veronica Tsyglan     president
Marjorie Morton       treasurer
Judith Sinclair          secretary

Board of advisers:
Arthur Minosyan
David Bernstein
Dan Thompson
Yuqi Wang
Gwenneth Barth
Irena Korosec

Geographic location and community served

 PASC is based in Toronto.  Members of the PASC are Canadian Professional     portrait artists from all provinces of Canada. Open to public
 Role of the organization within the art community
Role of the PASC is   commitment to strengthening its national presence by educating , promoting and communicate the excellence in a forms of visual art and by encouraging acceptance and growth of Contemporary portraiture in Canada.

Membership Annual fees are in  categories:
Support member (open to public), Emerging artist (Students), General Canadian Portrait Artist, International Portrait artist, Corporate member