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Rooted to Hope @ Stamford Art Association

The Stamford Art Association has worked with Quinn Whelan, a Westhill High School (Stamford, CT) senior, to organize and present a juried online exhibit, “Rooted to Hope“.

Left to right: Maria Friscia, Hope, Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta, Wetland Waterway, Barbara Boeck, Fungi and Spirits

This is a virtual fundraiser in support of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations, a 501(c)3 multinational organization dedicated to the awareness of rain forests globally and to preventing their deforestation.

Forty-seven artists have each submitted a work of art depicting inspirational landscapes, woodlands, trees, or denuded landscapes. A portion of sales will be donated to the Coalition for Rainforest Nations by the artists.

The exhibit is curated by Benice Horowitz, award-winning painter and teacher. The exhibit will run November 15 to December 17, 2020, and open at 4 pm on Sunday, November 15.

Left to right: Debora Solomon, Twisted Blade of Grass, Rosa Colon, River of Seven Colors, Cyd Gorman, Florida Tree

1st – Maria Friscia, Hope, Oil
2nd – Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta, Wetland Waterway, Oil
3rd – Barbara Boeck, Fungi, and Spirits, Colored Pencil

Honorable Mention
Cyd Gorman, Florida Tree, Photograph
Rosa Colon, River of Seven Colors, Oil
Debora Solomon, Twisted Blade of Grass, Walnut Sculpture

About the Stamford Art Association

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.