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Feb. 11, 02, Stamford, CT - CSOPA's first Monday "Meet 'n Critique" participants. Seated (left to right): Nancy Stember, Jeanine Jackson, Sophia James;. Standing (left to right): Toots Grimsley, Grace Devito, Joan Reader. How to join:
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John Howard Sanden at the Carnegie Studio.
"Faces of Winter"
A Portrait Festival
Painting and Sculpture
Feb. 5- Feb. 27, 2003
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May 11- "Artist at Work:" Sophia James demo. IMAGES, OG.  See "Press Release"
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FAMILY VALUES, August 13, 2002:  A tour of the ALDRICH MUSEUM in Ridgefield, then, organizer Susan Strauss, Francis Philbert, Sophia James, Madeline Moriarty, and Jeanine Jackson where treated to a private tour of George Passantino's studio.
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LYME LIGHT! JULY 9, 2002: Jeanine Jackson, Foster Caddell, Sam D'Ambruoso, several guests and I  assembled at the the recently opened Krieble Gallery at the Florence Griswold Museum. For full story,
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August 16-18, 2002 - Stamford, CT.       "FACES OF SUMMER"  A GRAND SUCCESS!
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GREENWICH GARDEN EDUCATION CENTER Chairs: Grace DeVito and Michel Delafontaine.
Awards judges: Ann Fader and George Passantino.

See list of selected artists, award winners plus two days of portrait workshops. Photos and program summay on the "Faces of Winter" Webpage. (Click Faces button to see.)
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October 29: The red carpet was rolled out for CSOPA at the beautiful Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. Accompanying us on a docent-led tour of the first-ever American exhibit of 17th-century Flemish Master, Michael Sweerts was CSOPA organizer, Susan Strauss, her lovely friend, Jackie, new CSOPA members Janet Wagner and Elizabeth Stone, plus Michel Delafontaine, Sophia James, William Rorick, and Jeanine Jackson. [email protected].
Above: CSOPA afternoon tour group. Sweerts self-portrait, right.
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Tuesday, NOV 19, 2003: Greenwich. "The Pleasures of Collecting" featured an amazing array of works from the Renaissance to the Impressionists loaned from significant private collections in the Greenwich area. Included were Manet's "Self-Portrait" and Dega's "Ballerina." Thanks to Sophia James, the admission was free for CSOPA members that day.
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Nov. 12, 02, Greenwich, CT: Sophia James and Jeanine Jackson with Raymond Kinstler at unveiling at the Greenwich Historical Society.
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DeVito takes First Prize at Faces of Winter!
At the Bruce (from left): VanMetter, Delafontaine, Strauss, Beigneux, Stember, Sutter (Museum Director), James, Durkee, Rorick, Jackie, Jackson, and Schur.
Christmas in CT Dec 9, 02 Revelers: Schur, Delafontaine, Rorick, DAmbruoso, James, Jackson, Grimsley, Stember, Moriarty, Reader and Frenck (left) joined DeVito, Wagner and Kissel for holiday cheer, art-swap grab-bag, and customary critiques. And for all t'was a good night!
January 31, 03 Lucille Schur brought CSOPA to Yale University New Haven to view the famous Regency Portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, London.  A brilliant docent led the way into the fascinating lives of these romantics and revolutionaries. Pictured above from left are Shakinovsky, Schur, the Caddells, Gaskell and Jackson. That's Lord Byron left gazing at the ladies!
FEB 19, 2003: See 16 portraitists at work at the Garden Ed Center of Greenwich! Reservations $10/$15. "Faces of Winter"
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Jan 27, 03 NYC: What a night! The Kinstler show and reception at the beautiful Lotos Club brought out the stars. From top left clockwise: Jackson, Kinstler, James, Adoquei, Frudakis, Portrait of Kate Hepburn by Kinstler.
"Byron" by Phillips: Click for Yale exhibit details
Feb 8, 2003: Garden Education Center, Cos Cob. Winners at the Valentine Reception Jeanine Jackson, Grace DeVito (with subject Katherine), Susan Strauss, Elaine Gaskell, and Diane Afton Aeschliman. The beautiful event was well attended by 100 guests in spite of rescheduled snow date. See
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