The following websites are wonderful sources of inspiration for artists who appreciate representational art.
Oil Painters of America

"Dedicated to the Preservation of Representational Art"

"We are here to provide the forum in which you can display your art in regional and national competitions.  Through our newsletters we will inform you about current events and future exhibitions throughout the country."
Art Renewal Center

(the following represents just a few points from their 12 point mission statement)

Portrait Society of America

The following is a small introduction to the mission statement of this not-for-profit organization:
"The purpose of the Portrait Society is to foster and enhance an understanding of the practice, techniques and applications of traditional fine art portraiture and figurative works...."
The National Gallery of Art

"The National Gallery of Art houses one of the finest collections in the world illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture, decorative arts and works on paper from the middle ages to the present..."
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  mary pfister

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