Artistic Celebration of Motherhood - A Creative Joint Venture- May 1 - May 30

Artistic Celebration of Motherhood  - A Creative Joint Venture- May 1-May 30, 2021                                     

 The creative collaboration between Christine Irvin, President of The Stamford Art Association (SAA) and Jeanine Careri Jackson President of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA) began several years ago when working together on ArtWalk, the yearly art gallery walk begun in 2012 by Christine and others with Jackie Wetenhall of Stamford Downtown to showcase local galleries and artists. Last November, Christine was looking to partner with other community art groups on joint exhibitions when SAA Board Member, Barbara Mathis - who also is a member of CSOPA - suggested that the two groups work together.  Since then, they have collaborated to create a unique art show called Artistic Celebration of Motherhood (ACM) with two concurrent virtual exhibits spanning a wide range of styles from classic representational portraits on  www.CSOPA.org to a variety of other styles on www.StamfordArtAssociation.org. "Motherhood means many things to many people," observes Ms. Jackson of CSOPA. "Working with SAA opened a creative portal for artists from both organizations that we know people will enjoy." The interactive virtual opening reception May 1 from 4- 6 pm co-hosted by CSOPA and SAA features artists and many of the mothers who inspired them. Pre-registration is required to get free Zoom invitation with links on both websites or by going to  http://www.csopa.camp8.org/event-4190020. In addition, Stamford Downtown has arranged a prominent storefront window display at 96 Bedford Street featuring selected works from both groups on view May 1-May 30. “It has been amazing to bring so many talented artists together through both organizations” says Ms. Irvin. 

21 Participating CSOPA Artists from 4 States

Stefani Allegretti

Ceighton, PA

Paige Bradley

Stamford CT

Eileen Brennan

Trumbull, CT

Linda Champanier

Olivebridge, NY

Angela Classi

Manhasset, NY

Polly Currie

Stratford, CT

Victoria Ghetu-Vuono

Norwalk, CT

Joan Elizabeth Goodman

New York, NY

Sonia Hale

Wellesley, MA

Deb Howland-Murray

Westport, CT

Jeanine Jackson

Riverside, CT

Barbara Mathis

Stamford, CT

Ashley MacLure

Milford, MA

Christine McBryan

New York, NY

Terence McManus

MT Sinai, NY

Lois Pluskey

Plains, PA

Nancy Stember

Norwalk, CT

Joseph Sundwall

Montgomery, NY

Nicole Troup

Greencastle, PA

ShawnaLee Waterbury-Kwashnak

Middlebury, CT

Yuko Ike

Darien, CT

26 Participating SAA Artists from 5 States

Tina Armando                                    Medford, NJ     

Gigi Barrett                                         Stamford, CT

Carol Battin                                         Stamford, CT     

Murray Beaver                                  New Rochelle, NY

Dawn Bisharat                                   Madison, CT

Linda Champanier                            Olivebridge, NY

Heidi Lewis Coleman                      Stamford, CT

Michael Connors                              Long Island City, NY

Grace Drake                                       Bedford, NY

Mary Ann Glass                                                Wappingers Falls, NY

Gayle Gleckler                                   North Salem, NY

Ellen Gordon                                      Stamford, CT

John Grieco                                        NY, NY

Carina Imbrogno                              Stamford, CT

Pam Ingalls                                         Vashon, WA

Sholeh Janati-Weinbaum             Westport, CT    

Sarah King                                           Stamford, CT

Linzie Long                                          Eagle, ID

Liz Jorg Masi                                       Garden City, NY

Susan McHale                                    Greenwich, CT

Lisa McLaughlin                                 Liverpool, NY

Cheryl Miller                                      Stamford, CT

Lina Morielli                                        Stamford, CT

Vivien Ponniah                                  Greenwich, CT

Kris Schnitzler                                    Stamford, CT

Richard Ventre                                  Norwalk, CT                                         


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