Past Meetup

Guest Post: Portrait Party

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Julia Kay's Portrait Party (JKPP) is legendary in the sketching world—and now it's coming to our backyard!

At a Portrait Party artists get together to make portraits of each other. All levels of experience and skill welcome. Free.

Here's the plan:

"For this Portrait Party, artists will be set up in groups of 4-5. Everyone takes a turn sitting for their small group. The first round are 1-minute poses, followed by a round of 10-minute poses. After that, if people are up for more they mingle into other groups.

Please be aware that artists work in a wide variety of styles from realistic to abstract, and at different skill levels. If it will make you uncomfortable to see no resemblance, or to see yourself older, alien, the wrong gender, or in any other way not how you perceive yourself, then this party is not for you. On the other hand if you’re curious and happy to be entertained by whatever other artists may come up when looking at you, please join us!

Exchange of actual portraits is encouraged but not required. Another option is exchange of email addresses, and sending each other photos or scans of your portraits."

Want more? Check out these events.

Friday night, March 27, 6-7 PM: iPad Portrait Panel at the Apple Store (1 Stockton Street, SF)

Sunday, March 29, 2 - 4:30: Reception and meet the artists for the Julia Kay’s Portrait Party exhibit at Alley Cat Gallery,[masked]th Street, SF

Also take a look at the JKPP group on flickr (, where artists from all over the world do portraits of each other from photos.