Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT

Known originally as The Greenwich Society of Artists, our founders and pioneer members included many distinguished artists and art patrons. Our first president was Edward Clark Potter, sculptor of the lions at the New York Public Library. Early members were Leonard Ochtman, Elmer MacRae, George Wharton Edwards, J. Alden Twachtman (son of John Henry Twachtman) and others associated with the famous Cos Cob School, several of them leaders in the American Impressionist movement.

Exhibitions of the Society were held in the hilltop house donated to the town by Robert M. Bruce, when it became the Bruce Museum. In 1928 the prestigious Annual Members' Exhibition moved to the art gallery of the Greenwich Library.

The Greenwich Art Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Studio School

The Greenwich Art Society assumed its present name in 1958 when it incorporated as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization and initiated year-round art classes with professional teachers for both children and adults. Today our Studio School offers students at all skill levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced – classes in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Adult student enrollment tops 300 per year. All classes (save those en plein air) take place in our fully equipped teaching studio on the third floor of the Senior/Arts Center on Greenwich Avenue. We hold classes mornings, afternoons and evenings every day except Sundays and holidays. Our weekly classes are organized into fall, winter, spring and summer terms. Classes last from 1 hour for children

to 2- to 3 hours for adults.

Gallery and Exhibitions

We have on the second floor of the Senior/Arts Center a gallery for changing exhibitions of works by members, faculty, students and other selected artists. We present annual exhibitions in the Bendheim Gallery of the Greenwich Arts Council, the Flinn Gallery of the Greenwich Library, the Gertrude White Gallery of the Greenwich YWCA and at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich. We also have individual artist exhibitions at local banks and the Nathaniel Witherell Home. Cash prizes are awarded at all major shows.


Occasionally the Studio School organizes special workshops and demonstrations concerning specific media or subject matter, as for example water based ink and silk aquatint printmaking.

Gallery Trips

Periodically our students and faculty organize informal trips to New York to visit art galleries and

special museum exhibitions.

Greenwich Art Society Officers
Anna Patalano Arnold Braff Mary Newcomb

Anna Patalano

Director, Studio School

Arnold Braff


Photograph by Lucia Ravens

Mary Newcomb

Vice President, Studio School
Coordinator, Outreach Program

Sharon Shisler



Bill Grant
Liana Moonie

Bill Grant

Vice President,
GAS Gallery and Show Hanging

MayAnn Weinberg
Vice President,
GAS Gallery and Show Hanging

Ellen Gordon

Vice President,
Public Relations

Liana Moonie

Director Without Portfolio

Photograph by Lucia Ravens


Carol Dixon Michele Rudolph

Heidi Matonis

Vice President,

Carol Dixon

Director Without Portfolio

Michele Rudolph

Director Without Portfolio

Jill Foster
Administrative Support
Community Exhibitions: Juried Exhibitions:
Greenwich Hospital Garden Cafe Annual Juried Exhibition, Bendheim Gallery
  Flinn Gallery Show
Staff Advisory Board
Jill Foster Administrative Support Robert Barletta  
Mary Newcomb Co-Director, Studio School Peg Benison Website
    Jean O'Hare  



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