The Stamford Art Association will present two exhibitions at its Townhouse Gallery, located at 39 Franklin Street, Stamford CT, November 10 to December 12, 2019. “Max Abadi, Painter” will include oil and acrylic paintings. Max, a SAA member and resident of Stamford, is a construction engineer who studied at the Art Student’s League in NYC. He has recently exhibited in the Market Gallery in Portmouth, NH, Rochester NY, Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at the Fairfield Public Library and Cultural Alliance in Danbury CT. “I am drawn to artists who use intense colors and fluid motion, in particular Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh. I enjoy painting for myself, for the love of color and movement”.
The “New Members Show” will include multimedia work by 9 new Stamford Art Association members – Daniel Wade Barrett, Roberto Colon, Eugenie Diserio, Kathryn Fitzgerald, Gayle Gleckler, Jim Malloy, Jason Pritchard, Jackeuline Walters, and Tony Woolner.
Established in 1971, the Stamford Art Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers and multimedia artists. In its 48th year, our mission as an arts organization is to provide a forum where emerging and professional artists can exhibit their work to the community and compete in juried shows. We host an international exhibit yearly, the Faber Birren Color Award Show, and a High School Student Show for Fairfield County students.
The Association’s Townhouse Gallery holds eight consecutive shows each year, six of which are juried exhibits and two are solo exhibits, with prominent jurors from art schools, galleries and institutions in New York and surrounding areas, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum, Bruce Museum, and Museum of Modern Art. All artists, not just members, are welcome to submit their work for exhibit. Annual competitions draw submissions from local, regional, and national artists. The SAA also curates the 3 annual “Art at the Ferguson” exhibits at the Ferguson Library.
The Stamford Art Association is supported by grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the City of Stamford and the Kuriansky Foundation and generous donations from individual artists and friends.