Connie Newton Stancell's artwork was included in the 2020 USA 35x35 Art Project of the Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens, Greece and is in the museum's permanent collection. In 2015, her artwork was chosen for inclusion in Studio Visit Magazine published by Open Studios Press, Boston, MA. The magazine was distributed to about two thousand curators and gallerists throughout the country. She was selected for membership in the National Association of Women Artists in 2010.
Selected solo shows:
-Florals and More, Cos Cob Library (CT)
-Homage to Nature, Les Beaux Art Gallery (CT)
-Inspired by Nature, Esther Rauschenbush Library, Sarah Lawrence College (NY)
-Art to the Avenue, Restaurant Jean-Louis (CT)
Selected group shows:
-New Britain Museum of American Art, CT. -Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, GA
-Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery, NY -Equity Gallery, NY
-College of New Rochelle, NY -Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ -Flinn Gallery, CT -Art Essex Gallery, NY
-University of Connecticut Stamford Art Gallery, CT -Governor’s State Office Gallery, GA
-Hurlbutt Gallery, CT -Sylvia Wald/Po Kim Gallery, NY
-Silvermine Guild’s Art of the Northeast, CT -Flinn Gallery, CT
-GE Cultural Art Gallery, CT -GE’s Cultural online gallery, CT
-One Art Space, NY -National Arts Club, NY
-Ruth Hall Hodges Art Gallery, GA -Bendheim Gallery, CT
-Salmagundi Club, NY
Born in Vermont, Stancell grew up in rural New England, the fourth of five children. Her father was a dairy farmer and her mother, a school teacher. She earned her BA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where her coursework included German, physics and history of art. She resides in Connecticut with her husband and where she has her studio.
Stancell’s interest in art was peaked by her UMass Amherst history of art studies and by a semester of independent study in Germany followed by visits to many European cities and museums. After her graduation from UMass Amherst, she began taking drawing, painting and sculpture classes evenings after work. Stancell continued to develop her interest and work in art during the two and a half years she and her husband lived in London. This was followed by extensive international travels with her husband which included visits to numerous art museum and galleries around the world.
Stancell studied drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking with coursework notably at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, and with artist and teacher Chery Baird at The Spruill Art Center, Dunwoody, GA.