41st Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show (VIRTUAL) September 25 – October 31, 2021
Virtual Awards Opening Ceremony September 25 at 4 p.m.
Juror: Michael Neumeister, assistant curator at the American Federation of Arts, New York.
The Stamford Art Association has presented the Faber Birren Color Award exhibition at its Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin Street, Stamford CT since 1980. The exhibition honors Faber Birren, world renowned color theorist and former resident of Stamford, CT . He has written extensively on color and has published 40 books and over 250 articles on the subject. His work on color theory has been used by Nef and the Walt Disney Company. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. Jurors for this exhibition are usually selected from major New York museums and organizations such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA and Southeby’s.
Faber Birren, one of the foremost researchers in the field of color theory, has spent most of his career studying the influence of color on art, the workplace and human psychology. . His work, which was donated to Yale University’s Library of Art and Architecture, is now called Birren’s Color Theory.
In 1934, he founded his own company and worked as an industrial color consultant, advising clients on the psychological effects of color on safety, employee morale, productivity and sales. His recommendations included changing the colors of the walls and interior to reduce eyestrain and using bright colors on machinery to reduce accidents. DuPont, Monsanto and General Electric were among its customers as well as the military.
The Faber Birren Color Award exhibition attracts artists from all over the world and is held annually for 6 weeks in September and October. The artists are selected by the jury and their work is exhibited virtually this year. Cash prizes are funded by her family and friends to honor Diane Etienne Faxon, who helped create the exhibit.
see the exhibition at www.stamfordartassociation.org