Silhouettes by Deborah O’Connor comes to Ridgefield Historical Society on December 10!

Silhouettes, a beloved tradition and benefit for the Ridgefield Historical Society, returns for the holiday season on Sun. Dec. 10, from 10am to 3pm. Calling all children, families, and even pets! Silhouettes make a unique holiday gift.

Make an appointment here and join us at the historic Scott House at 4 Sunset Lane on Dec. 10 to have beautiful hand cut silhouette portraits created. Each silhouette, starting at $30 each, is cut in exacting detail in just a few minutes by Rhode Island artist Deborah O’Connor. Ms. O’Connor has been practicing this lost art for over forty years. This year, silhouettes can also be made from digital profile pictures submitted online in advance.

Reservations and Pricing

There are just 28 in-person appointments available for this special event. Register here on Eventbrite and pay a $15 nonrefundable deposit which reserves your seat for one appointment which will be applied to the total cost of your silhouette(s), which start at $30 each and up. The Eventbrite credit card fee of $2.85 is a separate additional expense for you and will not be applied to your silhouette purchase. Ms. O’Connor can create silhouettes for 1-2 subjects during each appointment. If you plan to have silhouettes made for more than 2 subjects, please book two consecutive appointments.

You can purchase just the unframed silhouette, or you can have it matted and framed for an additional cost.

One original unframed silhouette: $30

Extra unframed copy of the silhouette: $15

Additional Add-on Options:

Mat (8"x10") for one subject: $10

Mat (11"x14") for groupings of 2-3 subjects: $20

Frame (5"x7") for one subject: $40

Frame (8"x10") for groupings of 2-3 subjects: $60

Please arrive at the Ridgefield Historical Society 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment to check in, fill out your order form, and process your payment. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated and deposits are nonrefundable for missed appointments. Parking at the Historical Society is limited and traffic is heavy. Please allocate extra travel time to get to this event.

Advance Orders

Skip the line and submit your profile photos in digital format in advance on Ms. O'Connor's website and then pick up your completed silhouettes at the Ridgefield Historical Society.

During the checkout process on Ms. O'Connor's website, when asked for the name of the fundraiser’s sponsoring group, enter "Ridgefield Historical Society". Do not pay on her website. Payment is made upon pickup at the Ridgefield Historical Society on Sun. Dec. 10 between 10am and 3pm. An appointment on Eventbrite is not needed for advance orders.

Assistance with placing advance orders will also be provided at the Historical Society’s table at the Christmas Market at Lounsbury House during the Holiday House Tour on Sat. Dec. 2.

Submitted by Ridgefield, CT

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