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40TH ANNUAL

FABER BIRREN NATIONAL COLOR AWARD SHOW


40th ANNUAL

FABER BIRREN NATIONAL COLOR AWARD SHOW Virtual Exhibition

September 26 -November 8, 2020

Stamford Art Association


The Faber Birren Color Award Show at the Stamford Art Association, now in its 40th year, invites artists from across the country and internationally to deploy color within their creative vision. To review such outstanding submissions and to make a selection on this basis was no easy task, but it was one that filled me with promise as I consider the courage and urgency of contemporary artistic practice. The Faber Birren Color Award goes to Regina Quinn for the quiet vibrance of her Wetland at Dusk. In a present moment in which so much of our consumption of images-in various forms of isolation-- is defined by the mediated sheen of digital screens, her masterful use of encaustic with oils and beeswax imbues her panel painting with an ambient life. The evening’s final hints of light seem to shift before the viewer’s eye; quite literally layered, periwinkle, umber and marigold break through with striking effect to illuminate what appears at first glance to be a subdued palette, dominated by deep greens of the darkening coastline. Diane Ettienne Faxon Founders Award winner Jessica Alazraki’s energetic use of color unites the figurative elements and patterned forms in The Tiger. The PMW Award in memory of Patsy Murphey Whitman and Diane Ettienne Faxon was awarded to Nancy Breakstone, who captured a moment of geometric and tonal balance in the curves of the TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy Airport, the architectural elements of the iconic building coalescing in yellow and deep blue hues within her striking composition.

Peter Knapp received The Stone Studio Award in honor of Diane Ettienne Faxon for the brilliant color systems and geometric forms in Geometries of Promise and Conflict, a multimedia assemblage that seems to channel the theoretical links between color, emotion, and perception put forth by this exhibition’s namesake, Faber Birren. Congratulations and a heartfelt thanks to the artists who shared their work in the present show. It was an honor to spend time in the company of your remarkable visions.

Sean O'Hanlan, Juror

Research Associate in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Sarah Higgins Balancing Act, Acrylic on panel, 24 x 20 inches

Joseph Dermody Cirriform Calda, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

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Susan Globus Lauren, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Jessica Alazraki Tiger, Oil on canvas, 33 x 33 inches

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Nancy Breakstone Lit Up, Photograph on Plexiglass, 30 x 20 inches

Laure Dunne Tagged for Removal?, Pigment print on cotton paper, 20 x 25 inches

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Gail Andersen Autumn Palette, Oil on canvas, 18 x 18 inches

Mark Patnode Evening Glow, Oil on Linen, 14 x 26 inches 9


Regina Quinn Wetland at Dusk, Encaustic, oils, beeswax, watercolor on cradled panel, 13 x 15 inches

Lauren Yandell Terrain, Painted paper collage, 20 x 16 inches 10


Laura Lou Levy Islesford Afternoon, Oil stick and oil pastel on paper, 6 x 7 inches

Guy Romagna Mimosa, Oils on aluminum and honeycomb cardboard, 32 x 30 inches 11


Peter Knapp Geometries of Promise and Conflict, Acrylic paint, ink, gouache, pens, & pencils on panel, 27 x 31 inches

Q. Wang Halloween 2018-11-13, Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches 12


Marcie Bronkar Composition No. 17, Acrylic on linen, 24 x 24 inches

Barbara Krupp Sound of Color, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches 13


Kristin Herzog Once Upon a Time I, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

Caroline Witthohn Spotted Lanternfly 2, Polyester cotton rayon, 59 ½ x 46 inches 14


Ethan Barretto Figure 84, Ink, colored pencil, 26 x 20 inches

Donna Scarpa Swimming in the Deep Blue, Oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches 15


Malcolm Christhilf Orange Gloves, Oil on panel, 11 ½ x 10 ½ inches

Marc Zaref Unbound on Navy, Book boards, end papers, headbands, paper, and spine materials on linen, 14 x 11 inches 16


Suzan Globus Firebird, Acrylic, gold leaf on bark, 26 x 5 x 2 ½ inches

Katya Lebrija Watermelon, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 30 inches 17


McCormick Brubaker Dominating Blue, Photography, 20 x 30 inches

Andrew Leventis Freezer Box (Vanitas), Oil on line, 36 x 48 inches 18


Heidi Lewis Coleman Azalea, Acrylic and pastel on canvas, 12 x 12 inches

Carrie Nixon George’s Coney Island, Oil on canvas, 24 x24 inches 19


Lisa Daniels Coral Blossom, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 inches

Marcia R. Cohen Streaming Live #15, Oil on canvas and wood, 12 x 19 inches 20


Mike Harris Life in a Fishing Village, Photography, 18 x 22 inches

Hannah Lindo Arrival, Oil on panel, 6 x 6 ½ inches 21


Paul Murray The Fashion Ladies, Photograph, 18 ½ x 18 ½ inches

Summer Bhullar Living Spiritual Completeness, Monotype on paper, 22 ½ x 30 inches 22


Lin Fischer Red and Blue Sky, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

Jackeuline Walters Innocence, Digital image printed on canvas, 30 x 20 inches 23


Carol Battin Map of the World, Photography, 16 x 20 inches

Heide Follin Instar, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches 24


Helen Lesnick Breonna, Pastel, 24 x 18 inches

Melissa Orme Rejoice , Acrylic on linen, 30 x 24 inches 25


Kathleen Hope Happy Go Lucky, Cement/mixed media, 60 x 36 inches

Mike Harris Eyes on the Street, Photography, 18 x 26 inches 26


Q. Wang New York 2018-05-31, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Lorie Gurian Found Objects, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 inches 27


Judy Peknik Golden Galaxy, Watercolor, 27 x 33 inches

Hall Jameson The Deep Season, Encaustic on birch paper, 12 x 12 inches 28


Marcie Bronkar Composition no. 8, Acrylic and pastel on panel, 18 x 18 inches

Cecily Donnelly Estuary Triptych 1, 2 & 3, Oil on canvas, 29 x 70 inches 29


Rrita Ghandour Long Island from the Water, Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

Rrita Ghandour The Shelter, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches 30


40th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show Participating Artists Jessica Alazraki Gail Andersen Ethan Barretto Carol Battin Summer Bhullar Nancy Breakstone Marcie Bronkar McCormick Brubaker Malcolm Christhilf Marcia R. Cohen Heidi Lewis Coleman Lisa Daniels Joseph Dermody Cecily Donnelly Laure Dunne

Lin Fischer Heide Follin Rita Ghandour Suzan Globus Lorie Gurian Mike Harris Kristin Herzog Sarah Higgins Kathleen Hope Hall Jameson Peter Knapp Barbara Krupp Katya Lebrija Helen Lesnick Andrew Leventis

Laura Lou Levy Hannah Lindo Carrie Nixon Melissa Orme Mark Patnode Judy Peknik Regina Quinn Guy Romagna Donna Scarpa Jackeuline Walters Q. Wang Caroline Witthohn Lauren Yandell Marc Zaref

Award Winners Regina Quinn, Wetland at Dusk, Faber Birren Color Award Jessica Alazraki, Tiger, Diane Ettienne Faxon Founders Award Nancy Breakstone, Lit Up, PMW Gallery Award in memory of Patsy Murphey Whitman and Diane Ettienne Faxon Peter Knapp, Geometries of Promise and Conflict, Stone Studio Award in honor of Diane Ettienne Faxon

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Faber Birren National Color Award Show 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 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 40th year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Show. Juror: Sean O'Hanlan, Research Associate in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Stamford Art Association Established in 1971, the Stamford Art Association is a nonprofit organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, and photographers. Our mission as a neighborhood arts organization is to provide a forum where emerging and professional artists can exhibit their work to the community and compete in juried shows.

If you are interested in purchasing artwork during the exhibit September 26 - November 8, 2020 please contact the Stamford Art Association at www.stamfordassn@optonline.net or 203 325 1139. 33


Stamford Art Association 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901 www.stamfordartassociation.org

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