Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program is a project of the Cecilia Beaux Forum developed to support the aesthetic and technical growth of female figurative artists in America.  The program fosters relationships between individual established artists and advanced emerging artists. From self and external critique of portfolios, to refinement of work habits and guidance on individual projects, the Mentoring Program seeks to build a synergy of methods to help you cultivate a healthy, successful artistic practice.

We recognize that every professional relationship is different. Our Selection Committee uses application materials, including a questionnaire and a portfolio similar to those required by agents and brokers, to pair mentors and protégées.  Media, proximity and the protégée's needs and goals are all taken into account.  A staff liaison will provide support and resources over the course of the 9 month program. The mentor and protégée will confer and decide on a program structure that will work with both parties' time constraints and toward the protégée's goals.  This is not a classroom program, but we do recommend meeting in person with your mentor at least once during the program year and maintaining a regular contact schedule.  Applicants not accepted for the program year will receive a written critique with their returned portfolio.

Application Requirements:

To apply, you must:

•  Have proficiency in your medium
•  Be a Portrait Society member in good standing- Join or renew today
•  Be a Cecilia Beaux Forum member in good standing - Join or renew today
•  Submit an application/ portfolio according to the application guideline
•  Pay the $35 application fee

Past Mentors in the Mentoring Program:

Previous mentors have included
Peggy Baumgaertner
Clayton J. Beck III
Linda Tracey Brandon
Judith B. Carducci
William T. Chambers
John Ennis
Ann Manry Kenyon
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Paul Leveille
Bart Lindstrom
Juan Martinez
Michael Shane Neal
Kay Polk
Jennifer R. Welty
Gordon Wetmore
Dawn Whitelaw
Luana Luconi Winner

Past Protégées (those who were mentored) in the Mentoring Program:

Deborah Allison
Elahe Crockett
Judith R. Dickinson
Marina Dieul
Jill Eberle
Peggi Habets
Julia Bythewood Hodges
Jeanne Hyland
Yuka Imata
Greer Jennison
Ceci Luepnitz
Leah Burchfield Mantini
Laurel McBrine
Una Pett
Cathy Priest
Linda Harris Reynolds
Kathryn Walker Richardson
Judy Takacs
Sandra Templeton
Markissia Touliatos