43rd Annual Faber Birren National Color Show

Townhouse Gallery

Entry Deadline: Sep. 23

39 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: 203.325.1139


In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant, author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit with awards for original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit 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 the 43rd year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Exhibit in person at The Townhouse Gallery in Stamford as well as online.

The Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit pulls in artists internationally and is held for 6+ weeks annually. 40 artists are selected by the juror and their work is displayed at the Townhouse Gallery and online. Cash awards are funded by his family and family and friends to honor Diane Etienne Faxon, who helped create the exhibit.

Show dates: October 26-December 15, 2023
Submission Deadline: September 23rd
Artist Notification: September 30th
Receiving: Oct 13 12-2, Oct 14 12-2 hand delivered (see note below for items shipped to FAST)
Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct 26 5:30-7:30
Closing Reception: Friday, December 15 5:30-7:30
Pickup: Dec 15, 7:30-8:30, Dec 16 12-2

Prizes: Over $1200 in awards. First, 2nd, 3rd Prize, HM’s as per the juror. Winners will be asked to participate in a video presentation.

Juror: Joseph Henry (Art History Ph.D. Candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center,
Florence B. Selden Fellow at the Yale University Art Gallery)

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