Commission a Portrait at the Katonah Museum of Art’s Family Portrait Day

December 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536
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Katonah Museum of Art

A program-packed day for all ages featuring 20-minute portrait sessions with local portrait artists—offered for the first time ever at the Katonah Museum of Art!  Partake in portrait-themed projects for kids and adults: make a crazy photo collage, sculpt a portrait coin, sketch funny faces, enjoy story time with award-winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney, and take a family-friendly gallery tour.

12 – 4: Portrait-themed projects for kids & adults. Make a crazy photo collage, sculpt a portrait coin, sketch funny faces.

1:30 – 2: Caldecott award-winning children’s book illustrator Jerry Pinkney will read from Black Cowboy, Wild Horses.

2:30: Family-friendly gallery tour

12 – 5: Personal portraits sessions: sign up in advance for a 20-minute session with a portrait artist. Choose from photographic tintypes like those made in the Civil War, line drawings, charcoal sketches or colorful acrylic portraits. Limited number of appointments, pre-paid reservations recommended. Prices range from $45 – $125/portrait.  Artists include:

Jessica Miller, Acrylic Paintings: Bold, decisive, and dynamic are just some of the adjectives that describe Miller’s work. Vibrant brushwork and vivid color embolden her canvas with a unique expression that captures the essence of her subjects. Whether painting a landscape or portrait, Jessica finds the indelible qualities that invigorate and fortify her work, leaving the viewer captivated by her interpretations of life and nature. Her work is shown regularly in galleries in New York and hangs in private collections throughout the U.S. More on Jessica Miller:

Daniel Ballesteros, Tin-type Photographs: Ballesteros uses photographic techniques popular in the early history of photography, including ambrotypes, tintypes, and other 19th century processes, often transporting his photographic set-up on his bicycle. His recent work explores the gaps between his cultural and artistic background and his Filipino heritage.  More on Daniel Ballesteros:

Isabella Bannerman, Black & White Line Drawings: Isabella’s cartoons have been in many publications, including Glamour, The New York Times, World War 3 Illustrated and The Funny Times. As an animator, she contributed to MTV, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, and the TV show, Doug. Her Coffee God image is licensed by Northern Sun. Isabella is the Monday artist for Six Chix, a comic strip syndicated by King Features that can be seen daily through Comics Kingdom.  More on Isabella Bannerman:

Vicente Saavedre, Charcoal Drawings: An award-winning artist, Saavedra is currently an art faculty member at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and directs the Art Academy of Westchester. He has been exhibiting in Westchester and Manhattan since 1999 and has been teaching since 1992, sharing experiences in France (Lycee Montaigne) and Venezuela (University of Zulia). More on Vicente Saavedre:

Adults: members free, $10 non-members.

Children ages 3 and up: $3 members, $5 non-members.

Become a member at the door for free entry!

Portraits: Prices vary.   Call the Museum at 914-232-9555 to reserve a portrait session with an artist. Limited seatings; advance registration is highly recommended.  Open spots on the day of will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

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