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From the North: I 95 South to Exit 7, take first right onto Greyrock Place, (past Stamford Town Center Mall), left onto Broad Street, (past Bedford and Summer St.), right onto Franklin (near UConn Stamford campus), #39.

From the South:
I 95 North to Exit 8, left at the bottom of the ramp onto Atlantic Street, (pass Tresser Blvd., Bell, Bank and Main St.), take left on Broad Street (near Ferguson Library), past Summer St., right onto Franklin (near UConn Stamford campus), #39.

About the SAA and Townhouse Gallery

Art on Bedford Street
"Invent in a Tent"

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.

The Association's townhouse gallery holds eight consecutive shows each year, six of which are juried exhibits, with prominent jurors from art schools and galleries and institutions in New York and surrounding areas, including the Whitney Museum, Bruce Museum, and Museum of Modern Art. Seven of the exhibits include cash prizes. Unlike other galleries, all artists, not just members, are welcome to submit their work for exhibit. Annual competitions draw submissions from local, regional, and national artists. The SAA also curates 4 exhibits a year at the Ferguson Library.

Among the competitions is the annual Faber Birren Color Show, endowed by the friends and family of world-renowned color consultant Faber Birren, a Stamford resident for 50 years. The show, which has grown from a regional exhibit to one that is now national in scope, awards $3,000 in prize money each year.

Our annual Marine Show is a tribute to Vivian and Stanley Reed, two of the founders of the Stamford Art Association and avid sailors. It was originally funded by former Stamford Mayor Julius Wilensky.

Each year, we also showcase the work of students from Fairfield County high schools in a professionally juried exhibit that awards scholarships and other prizes to promising young artists. The show gives these students an opportunity to have their work displayed for the very first time in a public gallery.

We thank the following organizations for their generous and continued support:  the Kuriansky Foundation, Stamford’s Community Arts Partnership Program, the Hilda Rosenthal Foundation, the Wendell and Margaret Smith Foundation and ongoing support from many generous individuals.

The Board of Directors includes: Christine Irvin (President), Sary Backer (VP), Richard Tedeschi (Treasurer), Judy Peknik (Secretary) Nadia Martinez, Inna Linov, Tina Link, Rosa Colon, Joyce Grasso, Maria Friscia, Marguerite Weinert and Charmaine Rawsthorne.