Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists

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Upcoming events

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT
    • 12
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    January 26, 2019, 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. 

    This workshop will be co-taught by portrait artists Deborah Howland-Murray and ShawnaLee Kwashnak (sample image).   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).  Snow date Info on csopa.org and greenwicharts.org.

    If you have any questions, contact: Deb Howland-Murray Cell Phone 203-981-1400

    We prefer online PayPal here or you can mail $5 check payable to "CSOPA" to: Jeanine Jackson, CSOPA President, 3 Wescott Court, Riverside, CT 06878

    • 02 Feb 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Greenwich Arts Council Meeting Room, 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich CT
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    The Norman Rockwell Mystery - Register Here!

    Click "Register" tab inside the blue box top left to reserve your seat.

    Unmasking One of the Great Capers in the History of Art Deception

    Saturday, February 2, 2019 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 "Register" tab inside the blue box top left to reserve your seat.


    The Greenwich Arts Council

     Meeting Room, February 2 from 2 -3 pm

    299 Greenwich Avenue (2nd Floor), Greenwich CT





Past events

11 Jan 2019 Face Time 19 Photo Book Pre-Sale
06 Oct 2018 Cast Drawing with Eddie Nino
22 Jun 2018 CSOPA "Face Time" Artist Submission(s) Payment
14 Oct 2017 Southbury Portrait Festival - Portrait Demonstration October 14
05 Oct 2017 SPF17 - New Britain Museum Tour -CANCELED
01 Oct 2017 Southbury Portrait Festival - Call for Portrait Subjects
28 Sep 2017 CSOPA Gift Certificates
03 Jun 2017 Step by Step with Grace Mehan DeVito
08 Mar 2017 SPF17- Artist Submissions
21 May 2016 DAVID JON KASSAN WORKSHOP
11 May 2015 Oil/Pastel Portrait Workshop with Joel Spector
04 May 2015 Oil/Pastel Portrait Workshop with Joel Spector
27 Apr 2015 Oil/Pastel Portrait Workshop with Joel Spector
20 Apr 2015 Four sessions Oil/Pastel Portrait Workshop with Joel Spector
20 Apr 2015 Oil/Pastel Portrait Workshop with Joel Spector
09 Apr 2015 Oil/Pastel Portrait Workshop with Joel Spector
02 Apr 2015 Oil/Pastel Portrait Workshop with Joel Spector
26 Mar 2015 Oil/Pastel Portrait Workshop with Joel Spector
19 Mar 2015 Four Sessions for Oil/Pastel Portrait Workshop with Joel Spector
19 Mar 2015 Oil/Pastel Portrait Workshop with Joel Spector
07 Feb 2014 Faces of Winter 2014 - Symposium Registration Only
01 Feb 2014 EARLY Registration & Submission Fees - Faces of Winter 2014
01 Feb 2014 Faces of Winter 2014 - Artist Submission Fees Only
01 Feb 2014 Faces of Winter 2014 - Registration & Submission Fees
01 Oct 2013 CSOPA Showcase Submissions - Oxford 2013
23 Jun 2013 CSOPA at The Griswold Museum
05 Feb 2010 Faces of Winter 2010
14 Dec 2009 CSOPA's Annual Holiday Party
13 Sep 2009 Faces of Fairfield County 2009
06 Mar 2009 Faces of Spring 2009
17 May 2008 Portraits to the Avenue 08
08 Feb 2008 Faces of Winter 2008
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