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Our Mission

  • Encourage artistic achievement and excellence in the arts.
  • Recognize a diversity of style & medium.
  • Provide a forum to advance the efforts of accomplished artists.

Founded
In 1910 the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts was established by a group of renowned Connecticut Artists who enjoyed a National reputation. Their goal was to promote the art of area members. They achieved this through the Annual Salon show, a juried exhibition which held high standards of artistic ability. Artists could gain membership by proving themselves in the jury process.

Today
The Academy is still an active organization of artists members. We are a non-profit organization supported by the membership. All of the leadership positions and exhibition activities are performed by volunteers dedicated to the preservation of this organization and the values it represents. In keeping with our long standing tradition we hold yearly exhibitions which are open competitions. All artists are encouraged to enter their work.

 
         


Founders

Charles Noel Flagg
James Goodwin McManus
Daniel F. Wentworth
Henry C. White
Isaac H. Grant
Wm. H. Smith
Ralph Russell Seymour
Ruel Crompton Tuttle
Carl Ringius
Harold Green
Alfred J. Eaton
Carl J. Dietrich
Albertus E. Jones
Albert Entress
Aage Moll
George Keller
Thomas Brabazon
W. Sherman Potts
Robert B. Brandegee


Presidents

John Ferguson Weir 1910
Charles Noel Flagg 1910 - 1916
Daniel F. Wentworth 1916 - 1927
Guy C. Wiggins 1927 - 1935
James Goodwin McManus 1935 - 1948
Albertus E. Jones 1948 - 1950
Walter O. R. Korder 1950 - 1960
Sanford B. D. Low 1960 - 1964
Irving Katzenstein 1964 - 1966
Louis J. Fusari 1966 - 1972
Isabel S. Fairchild 1972 - 1974
Kenneth Davies 1974 - 1976
Charles B. Ferguson 1976 - 1978
Glo Sessions 1978 - 1980
Gerald Doudera 1980 - 1985
Daniel DuBois 1985 - 1990
Daniel J. Riccio 1990 - 1992
Elizabeth Smith 1992 - 1993
Darrell Decker 1993 - 1995
Daniel J. Riccio 1995 - 2002
Joseph J. Kuczynski 2002 - 2004
Hans Stargardter 2004 - 2006

Douglas Gillette 2006 - 2007
Leonard P. Hellerman 2008 - 2012
Grace Zazzaro 2012 - 2013
Robert Frink 2013 -