"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."
88 Main Street South
The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists
Event Chair: ShawnaLee Kwashnak
CSOPA Juried Portrait Exhibition and Public Events
October 1, 2 - 4 pm Opening Reception & Events
Artists' awards and upcoming events were announced.
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, Portrait Artists in Residence Program
Check the ArtsEscape.org calendar to see which CSOPA artist may be working on site. Free and open the public. To be placed on the mailing list, write to [email protected]
October 5: New Britain Museum Face-to-Face Tour
This event has been canceled due to low participation.
October 14, Live Portrait Drawing Demo 1-4pm
CSOPA artist, Eddie Nino demonstrates how to draw the portrait. Topics of discussion will be light, likeness, basic portrait sequence, among others. The demo's information will be as valuable to draftsmen as well as painters of all mediums. $25. Pre-registration is required. Maximum 15 people. Click this link for details:
October Adults and Seniors Portrait Workshop
Wednesdays – October 11, 18, 25; 10 am – 1 pm Fees and registration on artsescape.org > programs.
October 21, Child Sketches.
10am - 1 pm Grades K - 12. $75 for 45-minute sitting includes matting. Preregistration artsescape.org
October 28, Closing Ceremony Portrait Subjects Unveilings
12-1pm - See some of the original head and shoulder portraits created for this event. Free and open to the public.
Artists' Core Schedule
September 30, Saturday 1 - 3pm Receiving
[Additional receiving by appointment September 28 10am - 2pm]
October 28, Saturday Pick-Up 1-2pm
Southbury Portrait Festival
Call for Portrait Subjects!
Laurel Stern Boeck
Jeanine Careri Jackson
41 Original Portraits
by 15 Selected Artists
Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures and Bas Reliefs
Examples by each artist - click to open. (Please do not use images without written permission. Thank you!)
10am - 4 pm
Judge for awards: Laurel Stern Boeck
Register Now for your Favorite Portrait Events!
Second Place Painting
Susan Wakeen Award