Self Preservation: An Artist Selfie

Don’t miss seeing the works of over 50 distinguished Connecticut Artist! This exhibit runs October 12 — November 23.

“If you could leave one image of yourself for the rest of the world to judge you by, what would it be? Is their one picture that would sum you up? In the 21st century we make images of ourselves all the time, we are all self portraitist now.” Ego, The strange and Wonderful world.

A self-portrait is a representation of an artist created by that artist. Self portraits have been made in every medium imaginable – photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and many more. If you’re an admirer of art, and have frequented museums and galleries, you’ve most likely seen quite a few self-portraits. Artist from all over Connecticut have been invited to participate in this reflective and introspective exhibition. Artist showcase their individuality and unique style while revealing insight into a creative process of self-discovery and realization. The cross disciplinary exhibition will include all styles of self-Portraiture including realism, abstraction, traditional, nonrepresentational, modern, and conceptual portraiture, 2d/2d artworks and will span the timeline of almost 25 years.

Several events/workshops will complement the exhibition.

  • Exhibition opens with a FREE public reception: Meet the artist’s – Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 5 – 7pm


  • Little Artist program- taught by Katherine Tolve Thursday October 17th, 11:00am-12:30pm. By creating a self-portrait, children learn who they are, how they want to present themselves and what’s important to them. Drawing a self-portrait is also excellent for teaching children that these personal ideas aren’t the same as what everyone thinks. Using the current show’s backdrop for discussion and inspiration little artist will enjoy story time and a craft that explores self-identity participants will develop, and will create their own masterpiece. All ages welcome! FREE.


  • Adult Portrait Workshop – Taught by Michelle Hawran, October 20, 12-4pm, $70 includes all materials.

  • Film Friday: Ego: The Strange and Wonderful World, Free, Friday October 18, 6–8pm


  • Artist Talk/Panel discussion:  Saturday Nov. 23rd, from 2–3:30 Select artist will discuss portraiture in the 21st century, FREE.

Located in Windsor, Connecticut, the Windsor Art Center is a nonprofit organization that promotes the visual and performing arts and presents visual art exhibits showcasing the works of a variety of artists working in diverse media and genres and hailing from throughout New England and beyond. Artist “talks” and children’s activities complete the annual programming. There is no charge to visit the gallery or the on-site gift shop which features locally made art. Parking is free and easily accessible.