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The Carriage Barn Arts Center Scholarship Award

honoring Dan Bergfeld, past board member, sculptor and lifelong supporter of the arts


The New Canaan Society for the Arts is establishing a scholarship award to support the educational costs of a Fairfield County, CT high school student who plans to major in art at an accredited College or University.  The eligibility requirements for the scholarship are as follows:


  • Fairfield County, CT resident
  • Anticipates pursuing higher education and advancement in the arts
  • Demonstrates a passion for the arts
  • Recipient may be asked to participate in a future Carriage Barn Arts Center exhibition or community program.  

The 2021 Schoalrship was awarded to Sophie Porigow (Greenwich) and Demetria Dresser (New Canaan).  Both reveived a $750 scholarship award and are continuing their studies at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design.    

Thanks to all who contributed!

The 2021 Award will be presented in memory of Dan Bergfeld (1933-2020), past board member of the New Canaan Society for the Arts.  As a board member, sculptor and singer, Dan Bergfeld made extensive contributions to a number of artistic communities in New Canaan and beyond.  In addition to his involvement with the Carriage Barn Arts Center, he served on the board of the New Canaan Country School, volunteered with the Philip Johnson Glass House, was a Silvermine Guild artist and sang in several choirs.  Dan had a distinguished career in marketing and management consulting in both for-profit and non-profit sectors, and received a MMS (masters of Management Science and Industrial Engineering) and BA from Yale in History and Economics.

About the Carriage Barn

The mission of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc. is to promote the visual and performing arts, and to enrich the community through exhibitions, education, and cultural experiences, and to operate the Carriage Barn Arts Center.


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Carriage Barn Arts Center
Waveny Park
681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840

(203) 594-3638

[email protected]