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Pre-Father’s Day Local Craft Brews Reception: Mothers and Fathers Juried Portrait Exhibition

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pickleball America Presents: “Mothers and Fathers”, an exhibit of 27 paintings by 20 members of The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA). Family friendly and free and open to the public from May 1, 2024 through June 28th, 2024 at the Stamford Town Center located at 140 Atlantic Street in Stamford CT. Open every day from 7am to 10pm. Covered on-site parking at the former Saks Fifth Avenue is available. Handicap Accessible.

Meet the artists: Two Receptions: Opening Pre-Mother’s Day: Thursday May 9, 6-8pm. Pre-Father’s Day Local Craft Brews: Thursday June 13, 6-8pm. David Aronson will sketch visitors for $25 each. A portion of all proceeds benefit NAMI in honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month.

“Mothers and Fathers” is a celebration of family as interpreted by members of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists. Mothers with babies or fur-babies, family groups, Nanas, Fathers that served in WW2, Grandparents with Grandchildren, and an historic portrait of a family murdured during the Holocaust are featured.

Pet parents aren’t forgotten either! Viktoria Stockmal shares her watercolors of kitties “Queen V and Her Knights” and “Amanda and Moch”. ShawnaLee’s “Dandy with her Vicki” captures the strength of bonds between people and their fur-pups!

Artists represented in the show include: David Aronson and Nancy Stember of Norwalk; Jade Diaz, Farmington; Luisa Gabriela Guzman, Bridgeport; Elizabeth Hiltz Thomas and Deborah Howland-Murray of Westport; Jeanine Jackson and Connie van Rhyn of Riverside; ShawnaLee W. Kwashnak, Middlebury; Arlene Lawrence, Monroe; Pat Lawrence, Bloomfield; Tun Lin, Stratford; Barbara Mathis, Gigi Barrett and Steph Pavia of Stamford; Christine McBryan, NY, NY; Linn Saffer, Flushing, New York; Viktoria Stockmal, Southbury; Cindy Wagner, Weston; Michel Delafontaine, Rye Brook, NY.

Honor someone you love with an original portrait: Show Special Gift Certificates starting at $250 and can be used for a portrait of same value or applied towards a more complex painting or drawing. Each Gift Certificate comes with a list of participating artists and their price lists. Celebrate your love of family with a Gift Certificate from CSOPA! For more information, contact

The two works by ShawnaLee that will be on display include:
“Kamelmacher family: Lost but not forgotten” A charcoal portrait of a family that was murdered in the Holocaust. One family member escaped.
“Dandy with her Vicki” a darling oil painting of Dandy with her “Mom” person! Dandy, an exuberant black lab is caught sharing good times.


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Stamford, 06901 United States
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