Connie Newton Stancell



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. N.A.W.A. was founded in 1889 and has a distinguished roster of past and present members including Mary Cassatt and many other artists of merit. 

Selected solo exhibits of Stancell’s work include Inspired by Nature at the Esther Rauschenbush Library, Sarah Lawrence College (NY) and Homage to Nature, at Les Beaux Art Gallery (CT). Her work has been included in numerous group shows and selected locations include: 

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 museums and galleries around the world.

Stancell’s art studies include coursework 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.