Sunday, March 29, 2015

Portrait Artists of Arizona's Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale, March 28 - April 24

On Saturday night, the Scottsdale Artists' School hosted the opening reception for the PAOA's Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition. Together, more than thirty artists were represented, showing over 50 original portraits, all of which will hang through April 23, 2015.

With thanks to Judge Nancy Chaboun, the Scottsdale Artists' School and the Portrait Artists of Arizona, I was completely thrilled to be awarded Best of Show for my portrait, "William Whitaker: American Artist".

The exhibit is free and open to the public during the Scottsdale Artists' School's regular hours Monday through Saturday.

Here are just a few pics from the show:

Above: Portrait artist Chris Saper with two her entries, a self portrait and "William Whitaker: American Artist", which took the Best of Show award

Above: Jim Garrison with his portrait of  a firefighter

Above: artist Rosalie Vaccaro with her triptych 

Above: Jean Hildebrant's portrait

Above: my portrait of NY artist Oscar Peterson

Above: Patti Georgas being hospitable!

 Above: Legacy Gallery's Scott Jones and thinking about thinking about our upcoming presentation. We will need to think about that some more.

  A gorgeous Phoenix evening for outdoor Awards Ceremony.

I don't have much more in the way of pics but the PAOA website link at the top of this blog, and also on the links at the right will take you to more photos.


  1. Way to go Chris! Congrats on Best of Show!
    Gail Holl

  2. Wow!! The paintings are stunning. Loved the girl with candle painting a lot. It’s just elegant and looks so real. Recently I too attended a portrait exhibition at one of event space and very glad to see incredible art work there.