The second Fine Art Connoisseur FACE CONVENTION (Figurative Art Convention & Expo) will be held at Miami’s prestigious Biltmore Hotel November 7–10, 2018. It will offer a fully immersive experience for everyone who wants to learn (and talk) about figurative painting with world-class artists in this thriving field.

Paintings of the human figure take many forms, from the academic and classical to the expressively brushy and nearly abstract. It’s time for figure painting to have its own convention, a gathering place where museum-quality masters, and those striving to be, can exchange ideas, improve their skills, and form a community that advances the cause of representational art. This is not your grandfather’s conference. It’s vibrant, fun, upbeat, and it won’t be stuffy or political or an “old boys’ club.”

You’ll arrive at the amazing classically designed Biltmore Hotel in Miami, home of Art Basel and a major part of the world art movement. We selected Miami to plant a flag for realism in the sand.

This conference will not only be filled with onstage painting demonstrations where you can see every detail and brushstroke on big screens.

The conference will also have special moments and special keynote speakers. One price includes everything in the conference (other than pre-convention workshops).

Not only can you observe, but if you choose to paint on location, we have a limited number of spaces available for our Studio Pass, which gives you private access to our studio. Studio space will be open afternoon and evening hours, allowing you to work with a model and try what you’ve learned. (Note: Models may be unclothed.) Furthermore, we will provide “Studio Mentors” to work with people in the studio and offer ideas and pointers.

We will also have a sampling of sculpture demonstrations brought to you by the National Sculpture Society.

Faculty styles will range from tight academic realism to painterly figures and portraiture, with some still life thrown in for good measure.

Sessions go all day and into the evenings. Take a look at the agenda.

Expect to leave with an improved understanding of the realism movement and your role in it, and with  improved painting ability.