39th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show Opens Sept. 22

The Stamford Art Association will present the “39th Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit” at its Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin Street, Stamford CT September 22 through October 24, 2019, and the opening reception will take place on Sunday, September 22 from 4-6 pm.

This amazing show will highlight the work of 45 national artists that will present their interpretations of color in this juried multimedia art exhibit. The exhibit honors Faber Birren, world-renowned color theorist and former Stamford, CT resident. He wrote extensively on color and published 40 books and over 250 articles on the subject. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color.

In 1980 Faber Birren endowed the Stamford Art Association with $1000 to create a juried exhibit for an original and creative expression of color. $2000 in cash awards will be presented at the opening reception. Some of the prize money has been donated by the family of Faber Birren and family and friends in memory of Diane Etienne Faxon, a founding member of the Stamford Art Association, who worked with Faber Birren to start the exhibitions.

The juror for this exhibit is Dr. Meridith A. Brown, Senior Curatorial Research Associate in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she organizes exhibitions of contemporary art.

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