Connie Newton Stancell’s artwork was chosen for inclusion in Studio Visit Magazine published by Open Studios Press, Boston, MA in 2015. 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.
Stancell’s work has been included in numerous group shows, selected locations include:
- College of New Rochelle (NY)
- Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ)
- New Britain Museum of American Art (CT)
- Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art (GA)
- University of Connecticut Stamford Art Gallery (CT)
- Hurlbutt Gallery (CT)
- GE Cultural Art Gallery and GE’s Cultural online gallery (CT)
- Flinn Gallery (CT)
- Silvermine Guild’s Art of the Northeast (CT)
- National Arts Club (NY)
- Sylvia Wald/Po Kim Gallery (NY)
- Bendheim Gallery (CT)
- Salmagundi Club (NY)
- Govenor’s State Office Gallery (GA)
- Ruth Hall Hodges Art Gallery (GA )
Selected solo shows of her work include Inspired by Nature at the Esther Rauschenbush Library, Sarah Lawrence College (NY) and Homage to Nature, Les Beaux Art Gallery (CT).
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 studied drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking notably at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, and with artist and teacher Chery Baird at The Spruill Art Center, Dunwoody, GA.