Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists


Upcoming events

    • 08 Mar 2017
    • 15 Jul 2017
    • Arts Escape

    Members-Only Juried Portrait Exhibition presented by 

    The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists

    at Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT

    Artist Submissions Payment

    Up to 6 entries. Deadline is July 15, 2017

    Please select how many portraits you are submitting per your prospectus, then complete your payment securely with PayPal. 

    Good luck!


    SPF17Prospectus.pdf (PDF Format)

    SPF17Prospectus.docx (Word Document Format)

    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT

    SPF17 - Match Registration

    Volunteer to Model

    October 1, 2017 Matching Program 

    ARTS ESCAPE 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT

    presented by 

    The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists

    Who will paint your portrait? CSOPA Match Artists have agreed to create original head and shoulders portraits specifically for this event. 
    This is your opportunity to personally experience the ancient tradition of portraiture. You select your artist during the opening reception, and arrange to meet for your portrait sitting(s) and/or photo studies during the month of October.

    Preregistration is free and ensures you or your proxy has priority in choosing a Match Artist at the reception. Plan to arrive at 1:30 before the general public enter at 2 pm. Your guests are welcome for early admission with you. If you want us to choose an artist for you, kindly specify on the registration form.

    Unveiling of Match Portraits will be during the Closing Ceremony on October 28. You are welcome to invite family and friends to this exciting event.

    The option to buy is one price for all: $500. There is no obligation for models to purchase, however you can buy your portrait for $500 from the artist. A portion of proceeds benefit Arts Escape and CSOPA. The artist retains 60% which is subject to CT tax where applicable. Unsold portraits remain the property of the artists

    If you have any questions about the Match Program, contact your artist or Jeanine Jackson: 203-856-4713 (cell/text) or write

    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Arts Escape

    October 5, Thursday Field Trip New Britain Museum for a special docent-lead Face-to-Face Portraits Tour

    Seniors, students,* and general public are invited to join members of The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists.

     Museum entry with tour is $15.

    Museum Tour + Copy Session is $20.

    We meet at Arts Escape at 10 am to view the CSOPA portrait exhibit together.

    88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488,


     Carpools then depart 10:30am. Group tour at the museum is 11am - 12:15pm. You can also meet us there. Museum entry with tour is $15. 

    Lunch will be in the Museum Cafe'. After lunch, group members not copying in the galleries will return to Arts Escape.

    An afternoon graphite copy session also is available for $5. Pencils only! Artists bring their own graphite and paper. Chairs and sketch boards will be provided by the museum.

    *Students under 16 must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket.

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Arts Escape, Southbury, CT
    • 15

    Portrait Demonstration

    Arts Escape

    88 Main Street South  A101, Southbury, CT 06488,


    Saturday, October 14

    Portrait Artist will be announced.

    Afternoon Session $25: 1 pm - 4 pm


      Maximum 15 people

     Registration is required. 

Please note that all art on this website is posted with permission and is copyrighted by the artists who created it. It is unlawful to reproduce, download, or transfer in any form without written authorization. CSOPA will not be held liable for any damage or dispute arising from participation in this website. 
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software