"In this day and age of technology, people are so used to instant results that they overlook 'real' art, the talent of these artists and how they can capture the beauty and personality of their subjects without technology. These portraits are heirlooms that can be passed down from Generation to Generation. I think people forget about commissioning portraiture because they don’t have the exposure or access to Portrait Artists. It will be AE’s goal to help advocate the work of CSOPA in October through our Gallery and our clients."
CSOPA Juried Portrait Exhibition and Public Events
All Ages are Welcome. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Come join us for one or more special portrait events! Registration and details below.
Calendar of Events
All located at Arts Escape except where noted.
August 12 Arts Escape FundraiserPine Meadow Gardens This off-site garden and gala event features a portrait demonstration by ShawnaLee Kwashnak and a $500 Original Portrait Gift Certificate by CSOPA artist, Deb Howland-Murray in the silent auction. Go to ArtsEscape.org for details and to purchase tickets. Open to the public.
October 1, 2 - 4 pm Opening Reception & Events
See 41 original fine art portraits and meet the artists. Refreshments, Entertaiment, Awards. Open to the public. Free.
> Holiday Gift Table
> Portrait Subjects Program
This is YOUR chance to experience the classic art of portraiture. Model for one of our artists during the month of October and your portrait may unveiled at the closing ceremony October 28. All ages welcome. Pre-registration is FREE and gives you priority selection of an artist on October 1 to schedule your single-sitting portrait. Purchase of completed work is not required, however it is an option with prices starting at $500. For additional information and to pre-register, click this link: CALL FOR PORTRAIT SUBJECTS
October 5: New Britain Museum Face-to-Face Tour - Thursday Field Trip New Britain Museum for a special docent-lead Face-to-Face Portraits Tour. Seniors, students, and general public are invited to join members of The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists. Museum entry with tour is $15. Museum Tour + Copy Session is $20. We meet at Arts Escape at 10 am to view the CSOPA portrait exhibit together or you can meet us at the museum at 11am. Pre-registration is required. For details and to register, click this link: Museum Tour
October 14, Live Portrait Drawing Demo 1-4pm -
CSOPA artist, Eddie Nino creates portrait of a live model. $25. Pre-registration is required. Maximum 15 people. Click this link for details: Eddie Nino Portrait Demonstration
October Adults and Seniors Portrait Workshop: Dates and details to be announced. Instructor Deb Howland-Murray.