New haven paint and clay club


Founded in 1900 in New Haven, Connecticut by a group of artists who decided to hold a contemporary art show. The exhibition site was a printer's shop in Pitkin Alley. The second year they outgrew that space and within several years, it was a prestigious art association in New Haven. The Club has continued into the 21st century and sponsors two shows annually: an active members exhibit in the fall and a spring juried exhibit of New York and New England artists. The Club, located in the John Slade Ely House at 51 Trumbull Street, also has a permanent collection, selected from its exhibitions. Artists included in the membership list are Frederick Sexton, Augustus Tack, Emile Gruppe, Marguerite Stuber Pearson, Anthony Thieme, Marion Boyd Allen and Eleanor Parke Custis. Sources:; Helen Fuscuss, "Frederick Sexton" (Connecticut Gallery, Inc.)