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Southbury Portrait Festival - Call for Portrait Subjects

  • 01 Oct 2017
  • 2:00 PM
  • 28 Oct 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT


  • This is your reservation to select a Single Sitting Artist to create your original head and shoulders portrait at the Southbury Portrait Festival Opening Reception October 1 at 1:30 pm - before the general public enters at 2 pm.

    It is FREE to register. By submitting this form, you express interest in participating. The Portrait Subjects Team will be in touch to answer any questions and confirm your participation.

    Unable to attend October 1? Not a problem. You may still register and specify or request a proxy to select an artist for you.

    No purchase required to experience the classic art of portraiture. Option to buy starts at special event price of $500.

    ALL AGES ARE WELCOME. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Unveiling Ceremony on October 28 for completed portraits.

Registration is closed

Call for Portrait Subjects!

presented by 

The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists




Free Registration*

3 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Register

Step 2: Choose Your Artist 

Step 3: Be Immortalized!

Limited Availability

All Ages Welcome to Volunteer 

for a Single Sitting

Artist selection takes place at the Opening Reception, October 1, 2 - 4 pm ARTS ESCAPE 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT. 

Meet with your artist for your single sitting during the month of October (preferably). 

Optional: Come for the public unveiling of single-sitting portraits at the closing ceremonies October 28.

Additional details:
Who will create your portrait? Choose from the CSOPA Portrait Subject Artists who have agreed to create original head and shoulders portraits specifically for this event. 
This is your opportunity to personally experience the ancient tradition of portraiture. You or your proxy select your artist during the opening reception from the special display of samples (above), and arrange to meet for one portrait sitting and/or photo studies during the month of October.     

Preregistration ensures you or your proxy has priority in choosing a Portrait Subject Artist at the reception. ALL AGES WELCOME. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 

*Registration is free. There is no obligation for models to purchase, however you can acquire your portrait at the special event prices beginning at $500 for a single sitting head & shoulders, or negotiate with the artist for more complex work. A portion of proceeds benefit Arts Escape and CSOPA. Unsold portraits remain the property of the artists.

**Plan to arrive at 1:30 before the general public enters at 2 pm. Your guests are welcome for early admission with you. If you want us to choose an artist for you, kindly specify on the registration form.

Some of the Single Sitting Portraits will be unveiled during the Closing Ceremony on October 28. If your portrait is completed by then, you are welcome to invite family and friends to this exciting event.

If you have any questions about The Call for Portrait Subjects Program, contact Jeanine Jackson: 203-856-4713 (cell/text) or write

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