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MARCH 11, 2002: Stamford, CT - The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists announced their official status as an affiliate chapter of the international American Society of Portrait Artists. Officers and members toasted this historic event...
Press Received 2002-2005
MARCH 15, 2002: Greenwich Time Newspaper, page A16, "ARTS Time" - "Portrait artists establish professional society for state" Photo.
CSOPA wishes to thank the esteemed members of the press for your continued interest and coverage. "The best is yet to come!" We will make every effort to keep you informed. You are hereby authorized to use any material from these press releases for your publication. Kindly refrain from using these materials in an unexpected way. Contact us at any time with questions, or photo requests. You are cordially invited to receive a free "press pass" to all   CSOPA events!
MARCH 31, 2002: Greenwich Time Newspaper, pages B1 & 7, "The Art of the Portrait" by Betty Coughlin- "...A press release from the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists - about their official status as an affiliate chapter of the American Society of Portrait Artists - led me to Images in Old Greenwich where I had the pleasure of watching Jeanine Jackson, a portrait artist demonstrate her craft..."
APRIL 15, 2002: Stamford, CT - The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists announces their first exhibition, "Faces of Summer ~ A Portrait Festival", August 16-18, SoundWaters, Cove Island Park...
APRIL 30, 2002: Old Greenwich, CT - The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and Images are proud to present Sophia James in "Artist at Work," the second in their series of portrait demontrations. May 11, 11am to 2pm....
MAY 29, 2002: Greenwich Time Newspaper, page B6:  "PORTRAIT ARTIST GROUP SEEKING ARTISTS FOR SUMMER SHOW" 
MAY 30, 2002: Greenwich Time Newspaper, page A19:  "PORTRAIT ARTISTS EXHIBIT DEADLINE SET FOR JUNE 5"  [published correction to May 29 below]
JUNE/JULY, 2002: Living in Stamford Magazine, pages 12, 14:  "PORTRAIT SOCIETY INVITES LOCAL ARTISTS TO FACE THEIR PEERS" by Lisa Pierce Breunig. 7 color photos. "Faces of Summer - A Portrait Festival"  banner.
July/August, 2002: Greenwich Magazine, Coming Events,.Photo and Faces of Summer banner.
Friday, August 16, 2002: Channel 12 Evening News: Coverage of Faces of Summer Evening Reception.

Monday, July 29, 2002: Greenwich Time, pg B3, ARTS.Photo and article about "Faces of Summer."
September 11, 2002: Cos Cob, CT - CALL FOR PORTRAIT ARTISTS for Faces of Winter juried show at the Greenwich Garden Education Center, February 5 - 27, 2003.
SEPT, 2002: Signature Magazine, Vol 2, 2002"A New Chapter for Connecticut" by Jeanine Jackson. Pages 30 and 30 (back cover), 5 photos.
December 5, 2002: "THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS AND ART" Presentations at the Greenwich Garden Education Center, February 18 and 19, 2003.
DECEMBER, 2002: Signature Magazine"If We Build It, They Will Come!" by Jeanine Jackson. Faces of Summer results. Society updates. 2 pages, photos. Plus Faces of Winter Banner.
Click on underlined issue to view article or email request for transcript (where noted). 
Requests for reprints may be directed to the publishers.
FEBRUARY, 2003: The Artist's Magazine: Society News by Loraine Crouch Page 34. 2 Photos, First Prize (French) and Second Prize (Durkee)
February 10, 2003: "The Faces of Winning Art at GEC" Faces of Winter juried winners at the Greenwich Garden Education Center on view through February 16, 2003. Greenwich Time, ARTS B13, Photo of "Katherine" by DeVito
February 10, 2003: "Technology Now" CSOPA Website featured. Greenwich Time B7, Stamford Advocate B12.
Westport News. Feb 03: Connecticut Society of Portrait Painters 
February 28, 2003: "Faces of Winter in Greenwich" Greenwich Citizen, Live model session photos with Mary Hargrave and Marina.
Spring, 2003:  Signature Magazine:"FACES OF WINTER PORTRAIT FESTIVAL PHOTO ALBUM" by Jeanine Jackson. Three-page text and photo collage of exhibition winners and workshops...
May, 2003 - NY Arts Magazine: "To Love Honor and Cherish: The Role of Contemporary Portraiture" 1,000 words. Two photos.
May 6, 2003: "Portrait Workshops at the GAC" Announcing schedule of events from 9:30am - 3:30pm
January 21, 2004: "Faces of Winter 2004" Announcing schedule of events Feb 6-26 at the Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich, CT. Email your request for transcript. Images and information are also available on the official webpage: Faces of Winter 2004.
March 11, 2004: "Faces of Winter 2004" Post-event review; Awards. Email your request for transcript. Images and information are also available on the official webpage: Faces of Winter 2004.
June, 2004 - Greenwich Magazine: "Faces of Winter 2004" Post-event review featuring pictures of John Howard Sanden, Foster Caddell, Sophia James, Amanda Hascoe, Jeanine Jackson, and Alan Kulik. The official webpage: Faces of Winter 2004.
September, 2004: "Faces of Summer 2004" at the Geary Gallery, Darien. Post-event review; Awards. Babailov and Burke judges. Email your request for transcript. Images and information are also available on the official webpage: Faces of Summer 2004.
November, 2004: "Portrait of a Judge: Interview with Laura Grenning" of Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, judge for CSOPA's "Faces of Spring 2005" a portrait festival March/April at the Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme CT. Email your request for a transcript. Images and information are also available on the official webpage: Faces of Spring 2005.
September 2, 2004 - The Courier (Westport): "Local artists chosen for jury show" Faces of Summer 2004 at Geary Gallery, Darien. Reception announcement featuring drawing by Howard Aaron. Email request for transcript. The official webpage: Faces of Summer 2004.
September 2, 2004 - Minuteman (Westport): "Faces of Summer 2004" Reception announcement featuring drawing by Howard Aaron. Email request for transcript. The official webpage: Faces of Summer 2004.
August 18, 2, 2004 - Westport News: "Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists to Hold Annual Exhibit" Faces of Summer 2004 at Geary Gallery, Darien. Reception announcement featuring painting of Mrs. Marchese by Grace DeVito. Email request for transcript. The official webpage: Faces of Summer 2004.
May, 2005: "Portraits to the Avenue 2005" at the Greenwich Arts Council. Live sketches by five CSOPA members May 21, 2005 from 1pm to 3pm. GAC press release.
July 22, 2005 - The Newtown Bee: "History in the Making: Faces of Newtown" As Newtown continues to celebrate its 300th birthday, award-winning members of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA) have been invited to an unprecedented project: A series of portraits honoring Newtown citizens of distinction... The official webpage: Faces of Newtown 2005.
January, 2006: "Kinstler Comes to Greenwich" at the Greenwich Arts Council. Book Signing at the Faces of Winter 06 Opening Reception, FEB 3, 6pm-8pm... CSOPA and GAC press release.
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August, 2006: 
April, 2007:
October, 2007:
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Arts to the Avenue, Greenwich
Faces of Spring 2007, Lyme Art Association
Faces of Winter 2008
January, 2008:
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Sunday Feature in The Norwalk Hour, Nov. 16, 08
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November, 2008:
Faces of Fairfield County 2009
Faces of Fairfield County 2009
Faces of Winter 2008
Faces of Winter 2008
October, 2009
http://www.thehour.com/story/476481
Faces of Fairfield County 2009 Coverage:
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FEBRUARY 2013 FINE ART CONNOISSEUR MAGAZINE: In the Chair: Sitting for a Portrait Our editor sat to 15 portraitists at once, seeing and learning a lot in the process. By Peter Trippi http://www.fineartconnoisseur.com/

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