The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists
Founded February 2002; 501 (c) 3 non Profit Arts Education
2002 - 2012
August 16-18, 2002 - Stamford, CT. "FACES OF SUMMER"
LYME LIGHT! JULY 9, 2002: Jeanine Jackson, Foster Caddell, Sam D'Ambruoso, several guests and I assembled at the the recently opened Krieble Gallery at the Florence Griswold Museum. FAMILY VALUES, August 13, 2002: A tour of the ALDRICH MUSEUM in Ridgefield, then, organizer Susan Strauss, Francis Philbert, Sophia James, Madeline Moriarty, and Jeanine Jackson where treated to a private tour of George Passantino's studio.
Christmas in CT Dec 9, 02 Revelers: Schur, Delafontaine, Rorick, DAmbruoso, James, Jackson, Grimsley, Stember, Moriarty, Reader and Frenck (left) joined DeVito, Wagner and Kissel for holiday cheer, art-swap grab-bag, and customary critiques. And for all t'was a good night!
Faces of Summer 2002 First Prize:
"Faces of Summer ~ a Portrait Festival"
August 16 - 18, 2002
at SoundWaters Community Center on Cove Island in Stamford
Portraits Inc. veterans ARIANE BEIGNEUX and ROBERT ANDERSON
Awards were presented at the well-attended opening reception August 16, 2002.
FS02 Portrait Demo by Laurel Stern Boeck
Lecture: "Why Paint the Portrait" by art historian, Mari Hulick
FS02 Honorable Mentions: Stember, Kennedy, Grimsley, DeVito, Reader
October 29: The red carpet was rolled out for CSOPA at the beautiful Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. Accompanying us on a docent-led tour of the first-ever American exhibit of 17th-century Flemish Master, Michael Sweerts was CSOPA organizer, Susan Strauss, her lovely friend, Jackie, new CSOPA members Janet Wagner and Elizabeth Stone, plus Michel Delafontaine, Sophia James, William Rorick, and Jeanine Jackson. firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREENWICH GARDEN EDUCATION CENTER Chairs: Grace DeVito and Michel Delafontaine.
Awards judges: Ann Fader and George Passantino.
FW03 Faculty: Robert Alexander Anderson, John Howard Sanden, Ariane Beigneux, George Passantino, Ann Fader, Nancy Hall-Duncan,Carol Erdman, Jacob Munn, and Marvin Mattelson demonstrating.
Faces of Winter ~ Portrait Festival
"Honor someone you love with a commissioned portrait."
February 5 thru 27, 2003
Greenwich Garden Education Center
Bible Street, Cos Cob, Connecticut
Tuesday, NOV 19, 2003: Greenwich. "The Pleasures of Collecting" featured an amazing array of works from the Renaissance to the Impressionists loaned from significant private collections in the Greenwich area. Included were Manet's "Self-Portrait" and Dega's "Ballerina." Thanks to Sophia James, the admission was free for CSOPA members that day.
Faces of Summer 2003
AUGUST 2 TO AUGUST 15, 2003
The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and Geary Gallery proudly presented member works in our annual juried summer exhibition.
Judges and special guests:
The show featured 45 select portrait paintings by regional artists.
May, 04 Stamford: Live model
sessions take off in the Jackson atelier!
DELPRIORE WORKSHOP DARIEN ARTS CENTER:
August 11 to August 14, 2003
Faces of Winter 2004 ~ Portrait Festival
Exhibition: February 6 thru 27, 2004
Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich Arts Council
299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut
Distinguished Jurors FW04: Laurel Stern Boeck and Wende Caporale
First Place Winner: Karen Martin's Jenny and Lindsay
Second: Dean Fisher's Susanna
Third: Marvin Mattelson's Stephen Fishbach
Jurors: Igor Babailov, MFA and Marcus Burke, PhD
Diane Aeschliman for Papillon
Joyce Zeller for Benji
Debbie Hennes for Alex & Tory
“Secrets to Portraiture - The Russian School”
August 18, 19 and 20, 2004
Special Summer Workshop in Darien, CT
Fine Art Juried Portrait Exhibition and Festival of Events
presented by The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists
and the Lyme Art Association
The LYME ART ASSOCIATION
has declared MARCH, 2005 the
MONTH of the PORTRAIT!
With Special Guest:
CSOPA Advisor and
Recipient of CSOPA's 2005
Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
to George Passantino
FACES of NEWTOWN 2005
A Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Community Outreach Program
C. H. Booth Library, Newtown, CT
The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists is honored to be a part of the 2005 Tercentennial Celebrations of Newtown with a unique, invitational exhibition. Past winners of CSOPA juried shows have chosen models from a list of distinguished Newtown residents who have agreed to POSE for POSTERITY!
Portrait Artist Newtown Subject (Click on bold links to view)
CSOPA: ARTS TO THE AVENUE 2005
CSOPA at PSoA 2007 Conference
FACES OF WINTER 2006
BENDHEIM GALLERY, GREENWICH
CSOPA: ARTS TO THE AVENUE 2006
Figure it out!
Figure painting workshop
April 13, 14, 15, 2007
Richard Whitney Master Class
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