Become a Member!

PAOA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing support, education, and assistance to portrait artists in their practice and promotion of this fine art form. PAOA sponsors:

  • Portraiture-Focused Workshops
  • Portrait Demonstrations by Nationally Acclaimed Artists
  • Working Portrait Studios with Live Models
  • Portrait-Only Exhibitions and Competitions

PAOA membership offers artists educational support, discussion, critique, and activities aimed at enhancing their practice, techniques, and applications of fine art portraiture.
Additionally, PAOA encourages community support and understanding of this art form.

Dues are $45 per calendar year (Jan-Dec).
If joining after September 30th, term is through the end of the following year.

If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint it.

Edward Hopper

Upcoming Events

Sat 20

Portrait Session

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scottsdale AZ United States
Tue 08

6th Annual Member’s Exhibition

March 8 - April 22
Phoenix AZ United States
Sat 19

Portrait Session

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scottsdale AZ United States

Commission a Portrait

To commission a portrait by an artist in the Portrait Artists of Arizona organization, please click the link below to view a list of members with links to their websites.