Classic Portraiture in a Digital Age
Open, Juried, Fine Art Portrait Exhibition and Special Events

42 Portrait Artists, 60+ Original Works of Art​
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presented by
The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists
and The Greenwich Arts Council
299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 . 
P 203.862.6750 F 203.862.6753 
[email protected]

Grand Opening Sunday January 13 
Meet the Masters Gallery Walk with Eddie Nino & Alain Picard 2-2:30
Reception & Live Demo by Grace DeVito 2:30 - 4pm
Special guest model: Marcia O'Kane, President and CEO of The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
Jazz pianist Roni GZB, Jr. 
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Entry deadline was Dec. 7, 2019. 
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January 26, 2-3:30 - Children's Portrait Workshop 
at The Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Avenue.

The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and Greenwich Arts Council present a unique opportunity for youth ages 8-18 to learn and experience the art of portraiture. Young people are invited to attend a free workshop to be held on Saturday, January 26th from 2-3:30 at the GAC. (Snow date February 2. 3:30-5. Please check back here for updates.)

This workshop will be co-taught by portrait artists Deborah Howland-Murray and ShawnaLee Kwashnak. Lessons cover proportions along with valuable insider tips for observing and sketching the portrait. 

Participants are asked to bring with them an 8 x 10 black and white photograph head shot of themselves. $5 materials fee and pre-registration are required to secure limited space (20 max). Click link below to sign up.
"Profile" by Grace Mehan DeVito inspired by the work of  Sue Bryce
photo by Deb Howland-Murray
Anna by ShawnaLee Kwashnak
JThe Norman Rockwell Mystery
The Norman Rockwell Mystery
Unmasking One of the Great Capers in the History of Art Deception
Saturday, February 2, from 2-3 
Presidential Portraitist John Howard Sanden will deliver a special presentation at the Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Avenue. This fully illustrated slideshow tells of a unique episode in the lively history of American illustration art — a venture into deception that, for its sheer success, may be without parallel in all of art history. The story involves a masterpiece by America’s favorite artist — the beloved illustrator Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) — and a painted replica of Rockwell’s great picture that, for a period of three years, completely fooled the museum experts, the publishers of scholarly journals, and the famous artist’s devoted public. 
The triumphant success of the hoax was almost total. Even the owners of the great painting, who had cherished it in their home for forty years, were unaware that, when they allowed the painting to be included in an important national exhibition, they were exhibiting a fraud. 
You will see John Sanden’s unique role in solving the mystery, watch as the great painting is finally found (after being hidden away for more than thirty years), and sold at Sotheby’s for fifteen million dollars. 
Q&A follows with Mr. Sanden and special guest Don Trachte, son of the artist who painted the replica. Free admission, however pre-registration is required. Click link below to sign up!

PamelaAckley, New CanaanCT
Alfonsina Betancourt, NorwalkCT
ShayBlum, OceanNJ
Paige Bradley, RiversideCT
Lisa Burns, WiltonCT
WendeCaporale, North SalemNY
Anastasiya Chybireva-Fender, Flower MoundTX
MichelDelafontaine, Rye BrookNY
Connie Freid, Yonkers NY
Letizia Gentile, LarchmontNY
CynthiaGillette, WoodburyCT
ScottGlaser, WestportCT
Joan Elizabeth, GoodmanNew YorkNY
ColleenHains, NorwalkCT
Deborah Howland-Murray, WestportCT
Jeanine Careri Jackson, GreenwichCT
ShivaJlayer, New RochelleNY
Tricia Kaman, Chagrin FallsOH
FlladiKulla, MiddleburyCT
Liz Jorg Masi, Smithtown NY

Barbara Mathis, StamfordCT
Luis deMena, RyeNY
NicoleMoné, OssiningNY
Eddie Nino, Norwalk, CT
StevenParton, WestportCT
AlainPicard, SouthburyCT
Gail Postal, New YorkNY
John Howard Sanden, RidgefieldCT
JillSarver, BridgeportCT
Peter Seltzer, WoodburyCT
Barbara Simonson, DarienCT
Nancy Stember, NorwalkCT
Joseph Sundwall, MontgomeryNY
JohnSweeney, HamdenCT
Candace Taubner, Pelham ManorNY
Kathleen Ullman, WesthamptonNY
Susan Personatti Wakeen, Litchfield, CT
CindyWagner ,WestonCT
RobertWhelan, ValatieNY
Richard White, CoventryCT
Joyce Zeller, HarrisonNY
Despite ubiquitous digital photography and selfies, the demand for the work of classically trained portrait artists is increasing. This curated exhibition by The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and The Greenwich Arts Council demonstrates why portraiture remains a popular genre. With a large selection of paintings, drawings, and sculptures, this exhibition reveals the variety of styles, media, and approaches conveyed by the contemporary portrait artist.  
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"Robin" by Wende Caporate
"Catalina" by Susan Wakeen
FT19 Judges for Awards

 Grace Mehan DeVito
Wende Caporale
Susan Personnati Wakeen

CSOPA is proud to welcome our distinguished faculty to judge for awards and exhibit in Face Time.
John Howard Sanden
January 13 - February 7, 2019
Don Trachte
Comments welcome!
Tweet a selfie with your favorite portrait!
Tweet a selfie with your favorite portrait!
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Face Time 19 Photobook
Face Time 2019 Photo Book
Write to [email protected] for copies.
People's Choice Award - You Decide!

One vote per person. Three ways to vote:
Tweet a selfie with your favorite portrait and "artist name" to #ft19csopa on Twitter
Email a selfie with your favorite portrait "artist name" to [email protected]
Complete a paper ballot in the gallery.

At the end of the exhibition, votes will be tallied. The winner will be our Featured Artist for six months on CSOPA.org and receive a one year new CSOPA membership or extension to an existing membership. 
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