The Stamford Art Association will present the "37th Faber Birren Color Show" at its Townhouse Gallery September 24 through October 26, 2017 and the opening reception will take place on Sunday, September 24 from 4-6 pm. 45 national artists 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. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. The juror for this exhibit is Devon Zimmerman, Ph.D. candidate, formerly Director's Assistant at Pace, Modern and Contemporary Art Department Research Assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and researcher at MoMA. $2500 in cash awards will be presented at the opening reception.
Established in 1971, the Stamford Art Association is a nonprofit 501(3)c organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers and multimedia artists. Beginning its 47th 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, two of which are solo exhibits and six are juried 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 exhibits. Annual competitions draw submissions from local, regional, and national artists. The SAA also curates the 4 "Art at the Ferguson" exhibits a year 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.
The SAA Townhouse Gallery is open every Thursday/Friday from 11 am to 3 pm and Saturday/Sunday from Noon to 3 pm. Admission is free and there is ample parking.
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