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Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society
CPAPS Juried Members Show 2020

Exhibition Prospectus
December 10, 2020 through February 28, 2021 


The Juror of Selection and Awards is 

Sergio Roffo 


Digital Submissions Deadline: November 12, 2020, midnight EST 


Eligibility: CT Plein Air Painters Society members whose 2020 dues are paid in full. If you need to register as a member, you can do so here:


Submissions: Enter your best plein air paintings created within the past three years. Member artists are invited to submit up to four (4) digital images of paintings for jury into the show. All paintings submitted must be painted en plein air. Works done entirely in the studio will not be juried into this exhibit. 



Meet Our Juror: 

Sergio Roffo 


Sergio Roffo, painter (1953-), has been inspired by the work of American traditional painters such as Inness, Fitz Henry Lane & Albert Bierstadt, among others. Roffo's representations of coastal landscapes reveal a luminous, masterful feeling. As you view his art, you will discover a precise sense of value and atmospheric perspective that conveys a relaxed sense of calmness; a characteristic that defines and informs all of his works. Sergio Roffo's captivating depictions of the New England landscape have been included in a variety of museum exhibitions and have earned him many, many awards. 

In 1994, Roffo was the winner of the Massachusetts Duck Stamp, after a friend suggested he try. Not being a wildlife painter, Mr. Roffo accepted the challenge and won on his first attempt, where others spend years trying. He holds the honor of being one of the youngest artists to be designated a "Copley Master" by the Copley Society of Boston. An elected "Fellows" member of the American Society of Marine Artists, an elected Art Renewal Center "Living Master" and an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists. 

Sergio's work is included in many private and publicly owned collections. He has also been selected for inclusion in numerous publications, such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Cape Cod Life, Down East Magazine, American Art Review and has also been featured several times in American Art Collector Magazine. 

Roffo was selected as "Artist of the Year" for "Pops By The Sea" by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. Sergio is represented in several prestigious galleries, including Quidley & Co. on Nantucket Island. 

The youngest of six children, Sergio was born in San Donato Italy. His family immigrated to Boston where sometime after high school he attended Vesper George School of Art in Boston, majoring in Fine Arts and Illustration. After graduation Mr. Roffo freelanced as an Illustrator for some time and became very successful after acquiring and agent in NYC. The demands of Illustration and burning the midnight oil took it's toll on Sergio and eventually turned to Fine art, studying under the Boston School painters Robert Douglas Hunter and Robert Cormier where Mr. Roffo honed in on his traditional drawing and landscape techniques. 1991 proved to be a pivotal year for artist Sergio Roffo, who uprooted himself from the heart of Boston, Massachusetts and moved to a nautical village south of Boston. Immediately captivated by the marshes, brackish rivers and coastal views, Roffo went from painting cityscapes to coastal landscapes literally overnight. 

Flash forward 25 years, and today we find Roffo established as one of the nation's preeminent plein air painter of coastal views.

A serious artist, Roffo continually strives to capture the elusive essence that is Nature. "My mission is trying to convey to the viewer the spirituality and sacredness of my work, indicating the harmony of nature through color and light. As artists, our creative goals will never be accomplished. We will always be students of nature, because nature does it so beautifully. We live each day passionately, others only dream of!”

Mr. Roffo resides in Scituate, MA. with his wife where he continues to strive for excellence every day. Literally observing 24 hours a day while maintaining a balance with domestic duties as a husband and father. 

His other interests include gourmet cooking, listening to opera and classical music, gardening, playing tennis and sailing his 18ft. Marshall Sanderling cat boat. 


One Master Class - (Valued at $1000) at The American Academy of Landscape Painting in Lyme, CT - Award of Excellence

$500 CPAPS First Prize

$250 CPAPS Second Prize

$100 Founder’s Third Prize

$100 Jerry's Artarama of West Hartford Award (gift card)

$100 Wholesale Frame Award (gift card)

$50 Artist and Craftsman of New Haven Award (gift card)

Jerry’s Artarama of Norwalk Award (gift card-$TBD)

Two Honorable Mentions Awards 

Our Sponsors 

The American Academy of Landscape Painting at Lyme Academy of Fine Art, Lyme, CT 

AALP Mission Statement: To promote, foster and cultivate the art form of landscape (seascape) painting in America. The art form will be taught in a variety of disciplines both in the studio, online and on location as well as learning the history of the genre, the study of the natural world in its many components and human elements on land (architecture). The curriculum includes all styles and approaches (schools of landscape painting) and in its successful manifestation, develop experienced, knowledgable and accomplished practitioners of the genre. 


Jerry's Artarama of CT 

1109 New Britain Ave,
W. Hartford, CT 06110 Please visit our website: ph: (860) 232-0073 fx: (860) 232-0575 

Wholesale Frame Company 

170 Research Parkway
Meriden Connecticut, 06450
Toll Free Phone: 877-753-8501
Phone: 203-238-9841

Artist & Craftsman Supply 

(203) 498-1414
821-825 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510 

Jerry’s of Norwalk 

360 Main Ave. 

Norwalk, CT 06851 

phone: 203-424-2911




This is a Virtual /Online Show. All accepted entries and winners will be displayed on the CPAPS website. Artwork will be listed for sale with the artist’s contact information below. Email and/or phone number. No commission will be taken by CPAPS. 

Promotion and Show Advertising: Once the show is up online and ready to view, a press release to statewide media channels will be sent out as well as online advertising to promote the show.

Award winners will be receive a certificate plus the listed award by mail. 

Dues must be paid for the 2020 calendar year to enter this exhibit. 

Images of works selected for the show may be used in publicity and press releases. The artist will receive written credit whenever an image of his or her work is used. The artist retains the copyright to the work. 

Fees: Entry fee of $25 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry up to a total of 4 entries. 

Entering Your Images: 

Entry form must be filled out in its entirety. List sizes up to the nearest inch. Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right side-up.

Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here: Contact.aspx

Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notification are received.

Fees: Entry fee of $25 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry up to a total of 4 entries.

Notification of Acceptance: Will be sent via email after December 8, 2020.

A Note from Online Juried Shows 

Please note: Notifications are sent through ConstantContact 

On the day of notification you will receive an email notification, sent from Constant Contact, that will state the following: 

1. Go to and log in using your email address and password.

2. Right above where you just logged in, click “Your Artist Profile.” You are now in Your account.

3. Click the show name and you will see your first image. The jury results will be under the
thumbnail view.

4. As you will see, it will say either “This image has been Accepted or Declined into the show.” Under that sentence, you can click ‘Read Acceptance (or Declined) Letter.” The letter will then
be displayed below.

5. If you submitted more than one piece in the show, go to the next entered piece in the show by clicking the page number, displayed below the thumbnail image.

NOTE: Please be sure to read your letters in their entirety. Most acceptance letters will ask you to RSVP or will have special instructions you must follow.
Thank you, 

P.S. While you are in your account on, click “Personal Info” and make sure your name, address, phone number and email address are up-to-date. 

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