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Highlights from FACE 2017

Not Your Grandfather’s Stuffy Conference

Painting the figure takes on many forms, from classical academic realism to looser, brushier representations. At last, the figure has its own conference, a place for museum-quality figure painters — and those who strive to be — to gather to exchange ideas, learn from great masters, improve their painting skills, and form a community to carry the flag for realism.

Held on the East Coast of the United States at the prestigious and historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables (Miami), Florida, the second annual Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE) is designed to be hands-on; attendees can paint, grow, and become inspired in a fun, non-stuffy environment. The Expo Hall will provide vendors who serve the figurative art community.

The event is created by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and hosted by Editor Peter Trippi and Publisher Eric Rhoads.


Lulu Bridal Gowns Alterations

Loved the Face Event. I am looking forward to next year. Thanks Eric.

Louise T. Minges

It’s like seeing Hollywood stars, but for artists!

Rena DiPofi

It has been by far the best experience I’ve had as an artist outside my studio or Atelier.

Santiage E. Perez

Unbelievable experience! Sooo memorable! Soo grateful for this very special FACE event!

Carol D. Smith

Sketching in the airport, waiting for my next flight. The FACE conference was incredible and inspiring.

Jeremy Caniglia

The energy was palpable as dozens of us worked from life after a day full of instruction and inspiration.

Corey Pitkin

Had a great final day at #FACE17 !! Thank you to all those who helped in this event, and it was so great to meet so many kind, talented, and intellectual people! It was so awesome to do some figure painting and to watch such amazing demos/ listen to speeches.

Fina Mooney

Great fun at #face17 tonight in Miami. Room of a hundred or so talented artists making figurative art happen all night long.

Garin Baker

A huge thank you to everyone who planned and participated in the 2017 Figurative Art Conference and Expo (especially the fine folks of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine). It was a tremendous undertaking to put together. We met so many people and enjoyed all the demos and talks… for us it was a big success. Hoping for many more FACEs to come.

Sara Larsen

Great talk by Peter Trippi that covered a heck of a lot of bases about the challenges of being an artist today. Fingers crossed there will be an announcement tomorrow about a #face18

Fadiz Alvarez

#FACE17 figurative art conference and exhibition was an amazing experience! So many wonderful demonstrations, lectures, art materials, and of course, old and new friends! Thanks to @ericrhoads and everyone else for making it happen.

Reserve Your Spot Today

Book your spot for FACE by September 30, and get
these extra gifts worth over $1,238

  • How to Stop Chasing Art Galleries and Make Them Chase You Video: $97 Value
    In this pre-recorded online webinar, art publisher and marketerEric Rhoads shows you the key elements of how to think like a gallery owner or director and the techniques you can use to work toward being invited in.

  • How to Make More Money After the Sale of Your Paintings: $97 Value
    Repeat customers — getting people to build a collection of your paintings — is where the real money is. In this pre-recorded online webinar, we explain ways you can tastefully and ethically get collectors and buyers interested in buying more of your artwork. If you employ these tools, you’ll see repeat business increase substantially. 

  • Secrets of an Art Competition Judge: $97 Value
    Winning art competitions is great for your reputation and your career. Having “wins” makes your resume look stronger and is a great story to help sell your artwork, because it’s third-party credibility. In this pre-recorded online webinar, you’ll hear what a competition judge thinks about when judging, how to stand out, how to get noticed, and how to ethically increase the odds of your paintings being selected.

  • Figurative and Portrait Painting and Drawing Tips Video From the World’s Best Artists: $127 Value
    We’ve compiled video segments of special moments and important techniques we think you will find helpful to improve your work. This includes tips from Florence Academy founder Daniel Graves, and from artists Cesar Santos, Max Ginsburg, Ryan Brown, William Schneider, Michael Mentler, Juliette Aristides, Mario A. Robinson, Huihan Liu, Jove Wang, Patricia Watwood, Gregory Mortenson, Nancy Tankersley, Alexey Steele, Tony Pro, Zhaoming Wu, Jeffrey Watts, Daniel Greene, David Leffel, and Scott Tallman Powers and Johnnie Liliedahl.

  • Eric Rhoads Art Marketing Boot Camp I Video: $197 Value
    If you’re interested in selling your artwork, you need this first Boot Camp video, which outlines the important basics of art marketing. Over three hours of content.

  • Eric Rhoads Art Marketing Boot Camp II Video: $197 Value
    In number two in the Boot Camp series, Eric expands on the tips and techniques you need to know to sell your work.

  • Social Media Marketing with Eric Rhoads and Lori McNee Video: $111 Value
    Why does Lori McNee have over 100,000 followers on social media? How can you build up your social media presence? What should you be doing to make your social media more effective for you? This 5 1/2-hour video gives you the answers.

  • Escape the Cubicle: $25 Value
    This e-book outlines things you can do to get yourself out of a job you don’t want to be in and what you can do to move toward working as a full-time artist.

  • One-Year Subscription to Artists on Art Magazine: $17.99 Value
    This digital magazine is getting lots of attention because it offers a variety of styles from traditional to edgy, and offers techniques and ideas on the artistic process. You’ll get six issues — a full year.

  • Three Years of Fine Art Connoisseur Back Issues: $125 Value
    You’ll love browsing these digital issues of one of America’s top magazines for art collectors. This collection is filled with informative articles and beautiful images of contemporary and historic artists.

  • How to Quit Your Job and Become a Successful Full-Time Artist Video: $147 value
    Eric Rhoads takes you through the strategy to get yourself out of a job you don’t want to do anymore and gain independence as a full-time working artist. He walks you through the process and timing so you can craft a plan.

Secure Your Spot at #FACE18 Today!

Bonus Pricing

  • September 5 – October 7, 2018

Regular Price

  • After October 7, 2018

Payment plans available. Book by September 30 and make 2 easy payments on $548!


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