When you’re in the area, stroll by Max’s Art Supplies to see the Connecticut Society of
Portrait Artists’ (CSOPA) group exhibition. The show features seventeen paintings and
drawings executed by eleven award-winning Connecticut and former Connecticut
members: Doug Aaberg, Mystic; Andrea Biggs, Brooklyn, NY; Linda Champanier,
Stamford; Michel Delafontaine, Rye, NY; Grace DeVito, Stamford; Sonia Hale,
Wellesley, MA; Deborah Howland-Murray, Westport; Jeanine Jackson, Old Greenwich;
Mal Luber, Hamden; Nancy Stember, Norwalk; and Cindy Wagner, Weston. There is
something for everybody, with pieces ranging from small cameos to large portraits, in
oils, acrylics, and pastels. While you’re there, be sure to pick up a CSOPA business card at the front desk, so you’re all ready with contact information when looking for a portrait artist to create a cherished and enduring memory of a loved one or meaningful occasion.
Max’s has a longstanding tradition of giving back to the community that supports them by offering monthly exhibits of the work of the many famous artists and illustrators whose needs they have served over many decades of operation in town. It is considered an honor by local artists to be offered a month in the windows. CSOPA thanks Nina Royce for inviting us to show this February.
The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to
promoting the classic art of portraiture through education. A variety of CSOPAsponsored exhibitions, symposiums and workshops are scheduled each year to promote its mission. Included among its over 100 members and Board of Advisors are some of the leading American portrait artists. CSOPA conducts monthly meetings offering local portrait artists the opportunity to participate in the business of the organization, as well as to share current work in a supportive critique setting.
The work being featured at Max’s marks the first in a series of “showcases” being
planned throughout the state by CSOPA.