Saturday, June 11, 2011

All about the Portrait Project (press kit + model resources)

For the sake of efficiency for all potential models or venue organizers, here's a copy of my "modus operandi" for sessions of the Portrait Project:

I am an American visual artist who wants to draw and meet new people.

You can check out my website at:

I am holding a series of live portraiture events in Europe in order to chronicle the dynamism of the traveler community. This is a cash-free project with an emphasis on exchange (verbal and nonverbal) between the model and the artist.

The first five events have taken place over March-April in France and Spain; see the results here: Portrait Project Image Collection

Each drawing session will be very informal, and will take about 45 minutes all together. It will take about 30-40 minutes for me to draw your portrait and the rest of the time can be used to get settled, get to know each other etc. You need to be able to sit relatively (but not perfectly) still and you can take breaks whenever you like.

I will need you to sign a basic model release saying that I can publish drawings of your face (but not your name or contact info) to my website or in an art show.

I will keep the originals of the drawings but if you like, I will scan and email a digital file of the image to you for free.

Please tell your friends in the area about this project!

Looking forward to drawing you!


Marianne Goldin
Mission statement (in 7 languages)

The Traveling Portrait Project

  1. EN: Making the world a little smaller through shared creative experience and exchange between artist and model.
  2. FR: Rendre le monde plus proche grâce à des expériences  créatives partagés et d’échange entre l’artiste et le modèle.
  3. IT: Rendere il mondo un po ‘più piccolo attraverso l’esperienza creativa e di scambio tra artista e modello.
  4. ES: Hacer el mundo un poco más pequeño a través de las experiencias compartidas y el intercambio creativo entre el artista y el modelo.
  5. DE: Die Welt ein wenig kleiner durch gemeinsame kreative Erfahrung und den Austausch zwischen Künstler und Modell.
  6. HR: Čineći ga svijet manje kroz zajedničko kreativno iskustvo i razmjenu između umjetnika i modela.
  7. RU: Cокращение мира через общие творческие испытание и обмены между художником и моделью.

Model releases:


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