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 FABER BIRREN color award

In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant, author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award of $1000 for original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown from a regional exhibit it to one of national scope, encouraging artists in all media. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color.

This year the Stamford Art Association celebrates its 34th year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Show.



Faber Birren Color Award  –  $1,000

Stamford Art Association Award of Excellence  –  $600

The Vivian & Stanley Reed Founders Award  –  $400

Joyce & Bob Jones Award (2)  –  $150

Wofsey Award  –  $300


Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum



Fri. July 18 – Entry deadline for the Stamford Art Association 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901

Week of Aug. 4 – Entries to Juror

Week of Aug. 18 – Notify acceptances Non-accepted slides/CD returned by mail

Tues. Sept. 2 – Deadline for delivery to agent. All information pertaining to agent & handling fees sent to accepted artists.

Fri. Sept. 5 – Deadline for delivery by agent to: Stamford Art Association 39 Franklin Street Stamford, CT 06901

Sept. 5 & 6 – Hand-delivered work to: Stamford Art Association 39 Franklin Street Stamford, CT 06901 Fri. Noon – 3pm \ Sat. Noon – 3pm

Week of Sept. 8 – Juror to judge awards

Sun. Oct. 5 – Opening Recept. 4-6pm

Nov. 6 – Closing 3pm, Thursday

Nov. 7 & 8 – Pick up hand-delivered work at the: Stamford Art Association 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901 Fri. Noon – 3pm \ Sat. Noon – 3pm



ELIGIBILITY- Original work in any medium, created in the last 3 years and not exhibited
previously in the Faber Birren Show.
SUBMISSIONS- CD (jpg images up to 8”, 300dpi)
Follow this file name format for each entry: “YourLastName_Title_Dimensions”
Completed entry forms must be postmarked no later than July 18, 2014, and sent to:
Stamford Art Association – FBNCAS
39 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Please include a stamped self-addressed envelope or Email for juror decisions.
All CDs will be kept by the Stamford Art Association to use for local publicity.
Please direct all calls and inquiries to the Stamford Art Association: 203-325-1139 or Email: stamfordartassn@optonline. net



A non-refundable fee of $25.00 per entry for non-members and $20.00 per entry for members. Check or money order payable to the Stamford Art Association must accompany entry. Unlimited entries are permitted. Prospectus may be photocopied to accommodate additional entries. (One entry form per artwork submitted).



Dimensions not to exceed 60” high x 48“ wide including frame. All paintings must be wired and ready to hang. Three dimensional pieces must not exceed 60 pounds and 60“ high, 40” wide and 24” deep. Work exceeding these dimensions will not be displayed.



Instructions for shipping, handling fees, labels and hand deliveries will accompany acceptance letters mailing week of Aug. 18.

Accepted work must be delivered by shipping agent Mariano Brothers (203-744-5800), by Sept. 2, 2014. Handling fees (approx. $55 per artist) and all shipping information and fees should be included with the artwork.

Accepted works may be hand-delivered on

Friday, September 5, 2014 (Noon – 3pm)

Saturday, September 6, 2014 (Noon – 3pm)

Stamford Art Association

39 Franklin Street

Stamford, CT 06901



The Stamford Art Association will not be responsible for loss or damage of any kind for any entry submitted. The Stamford Art Association will exercise care in handling all entries. Each artist must carry their own insurance for shipping and handling during the Faber Birren exhibition. Submitting work to this exhibit implies agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth above.

The Stamford Art Association may rescind the right of hanging or displaying any work misrepresented or unsuitably presented.



Commission will be 25% of any sale.



To join, please send $50 check/money order:

Stamford Art Association

39 Franklin Street

Stamford, CT 06901

To print full prospectus go to this link