As it begins its 50th year the Stamford Art Association will present the “New Members Show” that will include multimedia work by 7 new Stamford Art Association members – Elizabeth Katz, Barbara Mathis, Stacey Sinapi, Elena Roman de Soto, Valentina Valliant, Marc Vandemeer, and Tracy Visceglia. Please join them virtually on their website as we showcase the talents of the new members of the Stamford Art Association. Each new member brings a different style, technique, and medium to the roster of member artists.
The Stamford Art Association began in 1971 when 24 local artists created the Association and Townhouse Gallery to showcase regional and community-based artists. They thank the public for their support over the years and the ongoing creativity, inspiration, and impact. They look forward to celebrating our 50th year with more community outreach, partnerships, and our gallery spaces’ reopening, as well as the inauguration of our garden art space.
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 the 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.