The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, Inc. is an educational non-profit organization. 501 (c) 3 pending.
Fifteen professional portrait artists from the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA) create twenty portraits of notable citizens of Fairfield County for an historic art exhibition. Portrait subjects were nominated to "Pose for Posterity" because of their professional achievements and contributions to the community.
Honorees met the artists on November 19, 2008 at the Flow of Art Gallery (see images above).CSOPA artists have had one year to meet with honorees and complete the portraits. Norwalk Hospital Foundation sponsors the charitable exhibition. If an individual or organization chooses to purchase a portrait, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Norwalk Hospital Foundation and will be used by the hospital in areas of greatest need.
CSOPA: Education, Camaraderie, Craft.
The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA) founded in 2002 incorporated in 2009 as a non-profit educational organization is dedicated to promoting the classical art of portraiture serving patrons and artists through workshops, exhibitions and outreach events. For information, email [email protected] or call co-chairs Cindy Wagner in Weston at 203-454-0280 or Nancy Stember in Westport at 203-227-1381.
Is your town or Historic Society planning special celebrations? Are you looking to learn how to honor someone with a portrait? Contact CSOPA and tell us about your event. An officer will assist in making portraiture a historic highlight.
Thank you so much for a wonderful successful portrait show. You, and those you called upon to do their part, pulled it together with great sophistication and zeal. Your art work is beautiful, your clients beamed! It is a privilege to exhibit your work at our Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum.
I wanted to thank you for your contributions to putting this wonderful event together. I thought I remembered a Crit at your home where you first floated the idea. As founder you should be so proud of the growth of CSOPA. Last night during the ceremony, hearing the Lt. Governor, the Mayor and others speaking in this beautiful space, with this audience, I felt that I was a part of a group that was on the verge of something even greater. You've really achieved something very special.