Subject: Artists Newsletter April 7, 2018 +Corrected List of Artist Members

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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County, CT
April 7, 2018
with corrected list of Artist Members
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members through unified marketing, capacity building, professional development, and advocacy services. This newsletter is sent to all who request it - but we ask that, if you are not a member, you explore membership benefits and consider joining this community of more than 575 individuals and organizations. You can sign up here.
NEXT SPOTLIGHT: Creating a Sustainable Future - WPKN
On Mon. April 9 at noon, join Cultural Alliance members Wes Haynes, from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, environmental artist Daniel Lanzilotta and Analiese Paik, Managing Director of Sustainne, in a conversation about Creating a Sustainable Future, and how the arts and culture can articulate the need and show the way towards living in sustainable ways. This is our regular Spotlight on Arts & Culture interview show, the 2nd Monday of each month, at noon on 89.5FM. Catch podcasts of recent shows on Who Cares About Public Art, Creative Placemaking and David Green & Adger Cowans.
Mark your calendar and plan to join us for the 2018 ACE Awards, an annual event to draw attention to the wealth of talent, the hard work of organizations, and the tireless volunteerism and philanthropy that gives Fairfield County its unique standing in the Cultural Community. These events are a perfect example of how the Cultural Alliance brings together the many disciplines in the arts and culture sector with the business and philanthropic communities to celebrate successes and inspire ideas for the future. 
After resounding success the past two years, we are busy with preparations for the 3rd annual breakfast on June 6th. Our keynote speaker is Robin Tauck, noted business leader and philanthropistand Master of Ceremonies is James Naughton, Tony Award-winning star of theater, film and television. Look for our announcement next week when we name this year’s recipients! 
Catch our 2-minute Drive Time selections from the week’s E-Buzz on WPKN 89.5 FM and Selected events from postings, can be heard as PSAs: 7-9am and 4-7pm, weekdays.

Kristen Ambrosi is a painter, a writer, a vocalist, and a yoga instructor. Kristen studied studio art and dance at Bowdoin College and shares that, "inspired by light, color, nature, music, and words, my work is an evolving exploration of the beauty within these elements, gathered and channeled into two dimensions." Her ability to weave together these elements creates an expressive and dynamic but cohesive whole. Her fundamental goal? "To create harmonious canvases that resonate and vibrate, embracing the richness of experience through exquisite use of color, light, and form." She says that as a practitioner and instructor of yoga, the themes of balance and integration inspire and permeate her work. "I repeatedly rotate the canvas while working towards a composition where the weight of color and contrast feels balanced. Intuitive abstractions emerge through layering."  Using less representational imagery and more broad forms, Kristen strives to achieve aesthetically pleasing pieces through a process honoring both intelligence and intuition: "This is a bold, scary, trusting, and exciting place from which to be working, and it is my hope that my paintings reflect the truth of that energy." Kristen's art can be found in private collections throughout the US and Europe. She maintains a studio at The NEST Arts Factory where she completes commissions, independent projects, and leads lessons and workshops combining both art and yoga. Her work is currently on view as part of two exhibitions: North East Space Time, a show of seven artists from the NEST at the Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport and the Colorblends Pop Up Art Gallery at Colorblends House & Spring Garden. See Kristen's Facebook and Instagram pages

Yvonne Claveloux is an abstract painter who merges vibrant colors and organic shapes to create a sense of energy in her work. She embraces "beauty in imperfection," through her uninhibited brush strokes, loose lines, drips and smudges - all bursting on her canvases in harmony. Her style is instinctive, which leads to new and unexpected adventures, when she steps into the studio. Always beginning her paintings without a plan, she uses diverse mediums including chalk, acrylics, watercolors and gesso, allowing each piece to develop its own personality. She says, "Inspiration for my art derives from my travels, Cuban roots and colorful winters in Miami. I use paint as a way to express emotions that cannot be verbalized and strive to celebrate beauty - flaws and all." Yvonne's passion for art was sparked while studying fashion design in Milan, and since then her creative journey has taken many forms. From running her own interior design firm, to working as Head Stylist for athome Magazine, Yvonne's artistic eye has continued to evolve as she encounters new opportunities and explores the world around her. Yvonne divides her time between Westport and Miami. Look out for her next show at Gallery@Pearl opening May 8. See Yvonne's new website, appearing this next week.

Former singer/keyboardist of Connecticut's alt/rock band All the Voices, Alan Chapell plays "Indie Rock for Adults," blending "poppy synth lines (played by the best fiddle player north of the Mason-Dixon) with Americana bass and guitars with a punkish Neutral Milk Hotel vibe thrown in for good measure." A "musical wunderkind" growing up in Stamford, he was first chair trumpet in his school band, toured middle schools as a classical pianist and played organ regularly at church. While still in High School, Alan recorded his first e.p. with legendary music producer Jimmy Ienner, and in (and after) college, his band All the Voices was regularly pulling crowds of 1,000 people, and touring alongside Flock of Seagulls, 10,000 Maniacs, Crash Test Dummies and Echo and the Bunnymen. After time in India, Alan enlisted Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads to produce his debut album, The Redhead’s Allegations, which synthesizes a myriad of old-school influences into something unique. His latest release, Soul Man was just released to strong reviewsHe produced everything himself on this album, working with longtime members of his live band, including Lorenza Ponce (violin, vocals), Ann Klein (guitar, vocals) and Ali Culotta (piano, vocals). Alan commented that "the time I spent working with and learning from Jerry Harrison and world class engineer Eric “ET” Thorngren, on Redhead was like getting a master’s degree in the how to record an album.” Soul Man was built on working with those great musician, but it's definitely his own production. On making music in 2018 Chapell now says, “I feel like I’m discovering myself as an artist in a way I never could have earlier in my life." Supporting Soul Man, Chapell is starting to open for much larger bands like Big Head Todd and Gin Blossoms. Chapell’s live show is a carnival-like spectacle and you can experience  his next show when he plays as guest of Milo Z at Wall Street Theatre on May 19. See Steve's website, Facebook page, YouTube channel, Instagram page, and Apple Music page.


Jin Hi Kim, is a world-renowned innovative komungo virtuoso and composer. A Guggenheim Fellow, she has performed as a soloist in her own compositions at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art, Asia Society, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Royal Festival Hall (London) and around the world. She is known as a pioneer in introducing komungo to the contemporary American music scene through her "Living Tones" cross-cultural chamber and orchestral compositions, and her extensive solo performances of the world’s only electric komungo, with interactive MIDI computer system, in her large-scale multimedia performance pieces. The New York Times has written: "virtuoso, Jin Hi Kim promises thoughtful, shimmering East-West amalgams in combinations that are both new and unlikely to be repeated." Jin Hi has received commissions from the American Composers Orchestra, and the Kronos Quartet. Among many awards, she has received a Fulbright Specialist Scholarship to visit Vietnam in 2017, a Composers Now Creative Residency at the Pocantico Center (2015), and an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship to Indonesia (2014). Her new work, incorporating the sounds of her Korean heritage in a balance of Eastern and Western aesthetics has met with wide acclaim. Recent pieces include a choral work, Child of War, dedicated to Kim Phuc, known as "the girl in the picture" during the Vietnam War, and One Sky II for Orchestra dedicated to the reunification of Korea (see Your News article below). She has also been working on multimedia pieces with new interactive technology and traditional Asian instruments. Kim’s autobiography Komungo Tango, a 25-year journey of creative collaborations with master musicians in America and around the world, was published in Seoul, Korea. An interview about her major works was recorded and archived in Oral History of American Music at Yale University Library. See Wikipedia article, Jin Hi Kim's websiteFacebook page and Apple Music profile.

Steve Parton is a Westport-based painter and teacher who divides his time between Manhattan and Westport. He was born in England, and educated in Brooklyn and Manhattan at a variety of arts-related schools, including the School of Visual Arts, on a scholarship from the Art Students League of New York. A burgeoning career as an illustrator and designer for books, films, television, and Broadway musicals evolved into an increased focus on painting. He paints in a painstaking, traditional Renaissance manner: building up a monochrome grisaille underpainting, over which he adds color with both transparent glazes and full-bodied color. He says he employs everyone from the Old Masters, such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, and DaVinci, to popular American illustrators such as Hopper, Wyeth, and Hockney as his guides. Steve has become known for his insightful portraits (of humans as well as Man's Best Friend), and for his landscapes. He has become a successful teacher - in his studio, on the faculty of the Silvermine School of Art, and the Westport School District. He has won many awards for his work over the years and his paintings are in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is a Fellow Member of the American Artists Professional League, the Salmagundi Arts Club, the Society of Illustrators, Audubon Artists, Allied Artists of America, the Portrait Society of America, and the Westport Artists Collective. See his website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and Instagram page.


Guy Sealey is a Westport-based multimedia artist, who also works as a butcher. His work fuses animal bones and sterling silver, wire sculptures, photography, digital design, paint and sometimes video to develop, as he puts it, "deeply evocative, sometimes sweet, but mostly painfully honest and emotional works, mining family dynamics, political and social issues." Guy grew up in South Africa and served in its army during the apartheid years. Art appeared in his life and quickly became a way both to channel his anger at the government and, by embedding 
veiled anti-apartheid messages in what became successful work, a vehicle to insinuate change. He eventually made his escape to the Parsons School of Design from which he graduated with a BFA in Communication Design. For someone who had fought to tell the truth, the advertising world was a challenge and he eventually left that world for that of art and design. He also trained as a butcher, which has led him to a side passion, and part-time career, at Fleishers Craft Butchery, in Westport. I still run a small design practice. See a sample of Guy's advertising work here and his artwork on his website here and also here. See his Twitter feed, YouTube channel, and Instagram pages.
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Elizabeth Agresta, Painter
Valerie Ahneman,
Peter Alexander, 
   Landscape Architect
Kristen Ambrosi, Painter
Tracey Anderson-Kollar, 
   Visual Artist
Francesca Andre,
  Filmmaker & Photo-
Leslee Asch, 
   Curator, Writer
Frances Ashforth, Painter/ 
Judith Bacal, Designer
Anna Badini, Painter
Mary Bailey, Sculptor & 
Louise Baranger, Musician
Patrice Barrett, Painter
Nina Bentley, Mixed 
Sue Benton, Photographer
Paul Berger, Photographer
Karla Bernstein, 
Thomas Berntsen, 
Binnie Birstein, Painter/
Elise Black, Painter
Tara Blackwell, Painter
Christina Blais, Quilter
Ziggy Bober, Sculptor 
Amy Bock, Painter
Andrea Bonfils, Mixed
   Media Artist
Dennis Bradbury, 
Carolyn Brady, 
Nancy Breakstone, 
Michael Brennecke, 
Wendy Brest, Mixed Media
Lucienne Buckner, 
Bevi Bullwinkel, Painter
Miggs Burroughs, Graphic 
Trace Burroughs, New 
Joy Bush, Photographer
Louise Cadoux,    
Bob Callahan, Painter
Donna Callighan, 
Patricia Campbell, Dancer
Linn Cassetta, Printmaker
Polly Castor, Painter
Carolyn Cavolo, Dancer
Ann Chernow, 
Alan Chapell, Musician
Eric Chiang, Painter
Frederic Chiu, Pianist
Yvonne Claveloux, Painter
Elaine Clayton, Painter 
   and Writer
Alicia Cobb, Painter
Joyce Colburn, Painter
Heidi Lewis Coleman, 
   Mixed Media
Rosa Colón, Painter, Mixed
Margaret Stapor Costa,
Adger Cowans, 
   Photographer and
Naomi Cruz, Painter
Dolly Curtis, Curator
Lisa Cuscuna, Painter
Dawn Dahl, Painter
Cris Dam, Painter/Muralist
Holly Danger, Video Artist
Betsy Davidson, Painter
Carlos Davila, Painter, 
Jane Davila, Fiber Artist/ 
   Mixed Media 
Cortney Davis, Writer
John Deakins, Sculptor
Ken Delmar, Painter
Joseph Dermody, Painter/
   Sculptor/ Furniture 
Emily Derr,  
Joyce DiCamillo, Musician
Barbara Kunin Dierolf, Painter
Jan Dilenschneider, Painter
Eugenie Diserio, Painter
Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Mixed
Erin Dolan, Painter
Amy Dolego, Photography
Jennifer Drolet, Painter 
David Dunlop, Painter
Philip Eliasoph, Writer
Jeanine Esposito, Mixed Media 
Katherine Evans, Painter 
Susan Fehlinger, Painter
Louise Flax, Mixed Media
Rosaida Flores, Dancer
David Laurence Flynn, Lighting
Heide Follin, Painter
Christa Forrest, Painter
Rose-Marie Fox, Painter
Cecilia Moy Fradet, Painter/ 
Herm Freeman, Painter
Rebeca Fuchs, Painter
Megan Garbe, Painter
Rhonda Gentry, Painter
Joe Gitterman, Sculptor
Scott Glaser, Painter
William Glaser, 
Lori Glavin, Visual Artist
Danielle Goldstein, 
Ellen Gordon, Painter
Sue Brown Gordon,    
Ellen Gould, Photographer
Joyce Grasso, Painter/
Kristen Graves, Musician 
Len Grayeck, Painter
Jen Greely, MultiMedia/
Mindy Green, Mixed Media
Carolina Guimarey, Multi-
   Media Artist
Barry Guthertz, 
Dorothy Hafner, Sculptor
Don Hamerman, 
Mary Harold, 
Julie Headland, Painter/
Adair Heitmann, 
Kate Henderson, Mixed 
   Media - ASSOCIATE
MaryEllen Hendricks,
Gwen Hendrix, Fiber/ 
   Mixed Media
Lenore Eggleston Herbst
Tracy Hoffman, 
   Photographer & 
   Printmaker ASSOCIATE
Veronica Hofstetter, 
Bruce Horan, 
Elizabeth Howard, Writer
Sonya Huber, Writer
Yuko Ike, Painter
Jana Ireijo, Painter
Sholeh Janati, Painter 
Renée Kahn, Painter/ 
Vasken Kalayjian, Painter
Karen Kalkstein, Graphic 
Amy Kaplan, Painter 
Natasha Karpinskaia, 
Ed Katz, Theatre Critic
Emily Kelting, Photographer

Karen Kent, Painter
Elisa Keogh, Photographer
Susan Keown, Painter/  
   Mixed Media/Ceramicist
Niki Ketchman, Sculptor/
Jin Hi Kim, 
Lesley Koenig, Painter
Richard Koleszar, Painter
Xiao Mai Kong, Painter
Moki Kokoris, Visual Artist
Michael Kozlowski, Painter
Joanie Landau, Jewelry 
Lydia Larson, Painter
Emily Hamilton Laux,
Katya Lebrija, 
Eric Jiaju Lee, Visual Artist/
Phyllis Lee, Visual Artist
Julie Leff, Painter
Susan Leggitt, Painter
Barbara Loss, Photographer
Shelley Lowell, 
Jane Lubin, Mixed Media
Mark Macrides, Painter, 
Jessica Makin, Painter/ 
Connie Manna, Painter
Mary Manning, Painter/
Elizabeth Marks, Painter
Ruben Marroquin, Fiber Artist
Nadia Martinez, MultiMedia
Sooo-z Mastropietro, Multimedia
Barbara Mathis, Painter
Megan Bonneau McCool, 
Carole McClintock, Painter
Grace S. McEnaney, Painter
Nancy McTague-Stock, 
Shanna Melton, Poet
Kristin Merrill,
Toby Michaels, Painter
Jay Misencik, Photographer
Duvian Montoya, Painter
Brechin Morgan, Painter
Day Moore, Painter
Nancy Moore, Painter
Meighan Morrison, Painter
Carol Mueller, 
Cynthia Mullins, Painter
Susan Murray, Painter
Aisha Nailah,MixedMedia/
Tava Naiyin, Dancer
Dale Najarian, Painter
Karen Neems, 
Susan Newbold, Painter
Mary Newcomb, Painter
Jill Nichols, Painter
Eddie Niño, Painter
Judith Norinsky, Painter
Julie O’Connor,      
Kazumasa Oda, Painter
Amy Oestreicher
   Performing/Visual Artist
Melissa Orme, Painter
Rose Palmiero, Painter
Parkway South, Musicians
Steve Parton, Painter
Judy Peknik, Painter
Justin Perlman, Sculptor
Chris Perry, Book Artist
Jay Petrow, Painter
Laura Pflug, Painter
Diane Pollack, Mixed 
Karen Ponelli, Painter 
Lynn Carlson Popat, 

Joseph Provey, Painter
Jennifer Prat, 
Elizabeth Quesada, 
Ben Quesnel, Sculptor, 
Lauren Rago, Mixed Media
Tim Reimer, Painter
Gwen North Reiss, Poet
Rick Reyes, Singer/ 
Barbara Ringer, 
Mariya Rivera, Painter
Dorothy Robertshaw, 
   Mixed Media
Alyse Rosner, Painter/ 
   Mixed Media
Richard Sadlon, Musicians
Renee Santhouse, 
   Graphic Artist 
Jill Sarver, Painter
Roxanne Faber Savage, 
   Visual Artist
Ellen Schiffman, Fiber 
Norma Schlager, Fiber 
Marianne R. Schmidt, 
Guy Sealey, Multimedia
Lisa Seidenberg, 
Rick Shaefer, Visual Artist
Barbara Shea, Writer
Alissa Siegal, Painter
Norm Siegel, Painter
Lisa P. Silberman, 
Phyllis Sinrich, 
Megan Smith-Harris, 
Cleo Sonneborn, Painter 
Rene Soto, Painter
Liz Squillace,   
Connie Stancell, Painter
Sergei Stepanenko, 
Barbara Stewart, Painter
Pam Stoddart, Painter
Florence Suerig, Visual 
Janice Sweetwater, 
Susan Tabachnick, Sculptor
Juliette Tehrani, Painter
Mick Theebs, Writer/Painter
Alicia Thompson, Actress/ 
Dara Tomeo, Painter
Kris D. Toohey, Painter
Andrea Towey, Musician
Ruth Kalla Ungerer, 
Vincent Verrillo, Painter
Karen Vogel, Painter
Lee Walther, Mixed Media 
Ann Weiner, Multi-Media, 
Peggy Weis, MultiMedia
Cynthia Whalen, Painter
Joan Wheeler, Painter
Al Coyote Weiner, Painter
Ann Weiner, MultiMedia
   Conceptual Artist
Jahmane West, 
   MultiMedia Artist
Elizabeth White, 
Justin Wiest, Painter
Jarvis Wilcox, Painter
Bruce Williams, Painter
Jen Williams, Painter
Tammy Winser, Mixed 
Nancy Woodward, 
Dmitri Wright, Painter
Jeffrey Wyant, Visual 
Greg Ziebell, Painter
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Louise Cadoux, Susan Fehlinger, Barbara Loss, Kaz Oda, Lee Walther, and Bruce Williams have work in Ekphrasis II: Poetry and Paint, a show of the work of artists belonging to the Black Rock Art Guild (BRAG), with an opening reception and poetry reading at the Fairfield University Bookstore, Post Road, Fairfield,  Fri. April 6, 6-8pm.
Lisa Cuscuna, Joyce Grasso, Susan Leggitt, and Dale Najarian have work in In the Moment, a show of the landscape paintings of 8 artists at The Fairfield Public Library's Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, March 24 through May 12, with a reception Sat. April 7, 4:30-7pm and an art talk April 11, 7-8:30pm.
Nancy Breakstone and Bevi Bullwinkel both won awards in The Rowayton Arts Center's Abstraction Exhibition,opening with a reception and the announcement of awards on Sun. April 8, 4-6pm. The juror for the show was Cabell Molina, director of Norwalk's LOVE ART Gallery 
Bevi Bullwinkel, Miggs Burroughs, Trace Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Dawn Dahl, Eugenie Diserio, Heide Follin, Barry Guthertz, Emily Kelting, Katya Lebrija, Susan Leggitt, Julia Rose Liptak, Barbara Loss, Jessica makin, Kristin Merrill, Cynthia Mullins, Susan Murray, Julie O'Connor, Justin Perlman, Chris Perry, Jay Petrow, Diane Pollock, Barbara Ringer, Juliete Tehrani, Lee Walther, Al Coyote Weiner, Nancy Woodward, all have had work juried into the Carriage Barn Arts Center's SPECTRUM 2018 exhibit, opening with a reception Fri. April 20, 6-8pm, and running through through May 24th. Guest juror Hilary Lewis, chief curator and creative director of the Glass House, selected 117 pieces from over 550 entries.
Kristen Ambrosi, Amy Kaplan, Jahmane, Cynthia Mullins, Jahmane, Aisha Nailah, and Joan Wheeler, all have work in the Inside Outside Pop Up Gallery in the Colorblends House and Spring Garden, through May 14th, and with an Open House and Reception, Sat. April 21, 10am-6pm
Nancy Breakstone won Second Prize in Photography in The Rowayton Arts Center's Abstraction Exhibitionopening with a reception and the announcement of awards on Sun. April 8, 4-6pm. Nancy won the award for one of the two photographs she entered for the show: Whisps of Life (30x24, detail at right; click for complete image) is one of her Costa Rican "Impressions in the Sand" series. 
Bevi Bullwinkel won First Prize in Mixed Media for Dancing in The Rowayton Arts Center's Abstraction Exhibitionopening with a reception and the announcement of awards on Sun. April 8, 4-6pm. At right, detail of Dancing (2018, raffia, rice papers collaged onto canvas, 24x24; click for complete image). Bevi comments that the piece is designed to give a feeling of movement.
Trace Burroughs had two works from his Spectral Abstractions series juried into the Carriage Barn Spectrum 2018 Show: Futuristic Hoedown and Fairy Music. Both works are digital paintings, 36” x 24” and printed on metal. At right, Fairy Music, which will also be used as the featured graphic on the Barn’s invitation for Live Jazz Night, April 27
Ann Chernow is one of 20 printmakers from the Northeast with work in The Boston Printmakers, New England Edition at the Francesca Anderson Gallery (56 Adams St, Lexington, Mass), April 25-June 2. Ann has five pieces, including The Affair (2016, etching/aquatint,11x14, detail at right, click for larger image).

Heidi Lewis Coleman is currently exhibiting her acrylic  and cut paper piece, SEDONA, from her Dreamscape series, in the Silvermine Arts Center's Guild Pop-Up Show, through April 8. At right, SEDONA (2018, acrylic  and cut paper on birch panel, 16x16; click for larger image). Heidi's Dreamscape Series reflects an exploration of landscapes inspired by the ancient lands of mythology and cultural lore, whether historical, fictional or fantastical.  
Carol Nipomnich Dixon has her solo show, Near and Faropening at the Byram Shubert branch of the Greenwich Library (21 Mead Ave), April 4-28, with a reception Sat. April 14, 3-4:30pm, with works in oil, embroidered collages, and computerized paintings that depict magnified gem crystals as seen through a microscope, the heavens as viewed through a telescope, and places as far away as the Sea of Cortez and China, and as close as an evening horizon of New York City.  At right Magnified Gem Crystals: Topaz (2006, oil on canvas, 36” diameter)
New member Jin Hi Kim is performing with musicians from Korea, China, Japan, Iran and the USA in the world premiere of her work One Sky II at Wesleyan and at Yale. At Wesleyan University, where Jin Hi is a Visiting Professor of Music, the performance, on Mon April 16 at 7pm at Crowell Concert Hall will be part of a two-day conference One Sky, whose purpose is to express the fact "we live under and share one sky no matter how different our individual beliefs may be or what political borders have been created." The concert at Yale is Wed. April 18, 7pm, at Luce Hall (34 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven). Both concerts are free of charge and are supported by Wesleyan University's Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.
Eric Jiaju Lee has a solo show at the Brunswick School in Greenwich: B-Boys Bounce Back, through April 24. Featured on the invitation was Blue Rain (2017 acrylic on canvas, 46x46) and at right is a view of the exhibition. 
Julia-Rose Liptak was juried into the Carriage Barn's Spectrum 2018 show with her painting, Sacred Space (2018, acrylic on canvas, 18x24, detail at right, click for complete image). Julia-Rose comments that the piece was completed with palette knife. It explores the element of water and its various states, form, influence, and impact.
Barbara Loss has her photograph Blue Boats in Black Rock Harbor in Ekphrasis II: Poetry and Paint, a show of the work of artists belonging to the Black Rock Art Guild (BRAG), with an opening reception and poetry reading at the Fairfield University Bookstore, Post Road, Fairfield,  Fri. April 6, 6-8pm. She also had two photographic works juried into the Spectrum 2018 showTomorrow, 125th St. and United Do We Stand (2018, photo collage on metallic paper, detail at right) that combines the National Registration Identity Cards of those who fled Nazi Germany in 1939, with American flags, and protest buttons of "No justice, No peace" and Black Lives Matter. “Do” in the title implies an exclamation, or the question whether we are a United Nation of Immigrants.
Amy Oestreicher is giving her third TEDx Talk on Sat. April 7th at Florida State College at Jacksonville-Kent Campus as part of its fourth annual conference: Barriers. Nine speakers at TEDxFSCJ will explore the many, even contradictory elements of barriers—personal and political, natural and artificial, empowering and constraining. Amy's talk is Reweaving loss into memory: our responsibility as survivors.
Jay Petrow had his painting, Anger Washing Over Me (2018, acrylic on canvas, 36x36, at right) selected by juror Hilary Lewis for the Carriage Barn's Spectrum 2018 exhibition. Jay comments that, like much of his painting, it  derives from his emotional state: "Love, anger, humor, sadness, and loss become an explosive convergence of vivid color and expressive brush stroke. A subconscious level of interaction with my emotions and my spiritual energy informs me as I connect with my inner world and visualize what's happening on the canvas. I maintain this conversation from within and without throughout the painting process." 
Joan Wheeler has her The Race Against Time (oil on wood, 11x14) in the Silvermine Arts Center's Guild Pop-Up Show, through April 8This piece is about the relentless race against time - the desire to create and live fully in the limited time we have here on earth. Joan says she always feels time ticking away and feels like she too is creeping along like the tortoise.
Elizabeth White will be exhibiting in Chicago at the Woman Made Gallery from April 13 through May 5. The exhibition, Is There a Woman in the House?, represents work that explores multiple facets of Mother: political, personal, comic, symbolic, historical, biological,  idealized or actual. Click image to see White's short, silent video Beneath Her Skirts.
Compiled List of Artist Member Openings & Events
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Sat. April 7: Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Public Library, In The Moment. Opening Reception, 4:30-7pm. (Lisa Cuscuna, Joyce Grasso, Susan Leggitt, and Dale Najarian)
Sun. April 8: Rowayton Arts Center, Abstraction. Opening Reception, 4-6pm (Nancy Breakstone, Bevi Bullwinkel)
Sat. April 14: Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Near and Far. Byram Shubert Branch Library, Greenwich Library. Opening Reception 3-4:30pm
Mon. April 16: Jin Hi Kim, One Sky II. Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, 7pm.
Wed. April 18: Jin Hi Kim, One Sky II, Yale university, Luce Hall, 34 hill house Ave., 7pm.
Fri. April 20: Carriage Barn Arts Center, Spectrum 2018. Opening Reception, 6-8pm. (Bevi Bullwinkel, Miggs Burroughs, Trace Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Dawn Dahl, Eugenie Diserio, Heide Follin, Barry Guthertz, Emily Kelting, Katya Lebrija, Susan Leggitt, Julia Rose Liptak, Barbara Loss, Jessica makin, Kristin Merrill, Cynthia Mullins, Susan Murray, Julie O'Connor, Justin Perlman, Chris Perry, Jay Petrow, Diane Pollock, Barbara Ringer, Juliete Tehrani, Lee Walther, Al Coyote Weiner, Nancy Woodward).
Sat. April 21: Colorblends House and Spring Garden, Inside Outside Pop Up Gallery. Open House and Gardens and Opening Reception 10am-6pm (Kristen Ambrosi, Amy Kaplan, Jahmane, Cynthia Mullins, Jahmane, Aisha Nailah, and Joan Wheeler)

Sat. April 7: Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Public Library, In The Moment. Opening Reception, 4:30-7pm. (Lisa Cuscuna, Joyce Grasso, Susan Leggitt, and Dale Najarian)Sun. April 8: Rowayton Arts Center, Abstraction. Opening Reception, 4-6pm (Nancy Breakstone, Bevi Bullwinkel)Sat. April 14: Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Near and Far. Byram Shubert Branch Library, Greenwich library. Opening Reception 3-4:30pmMon. April 16: Jin Hi Kim, One Sky II. Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, 7pm.Wed. April 18: Jin Hi Kim, One Sky II, Yale university, Luce Hall, 34 hill house Ave., 7pm. Fri. April 20: carriage Barn Arts Center, Spectrum 2018. opening Reception, 6-8pm. (Bevi Bullwinkel, Miggs Burroughs, Trace Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Dawn Dahl, Eugenie Diserio, Heide Follin, Barry Guthertz, Emily Kelting, Katya Lebrija, Susan Leggitt, Julia Rose Liptak, Barbara Loss, Jessica makin, Kristin Merrill, Cynthia Mullins, Susan Murray, Julie O'Connor, Justin Perlman, Chris Perry, Jay Petrow, Diane Pollock, Barbara Ringer, Juliete Tehrani, Lee Walther, Al Coyote Weiner, Nancy Woodward).Sat. April 21: Colorblends House and Spring Garden, Inside Outside Pop Up Gallery. Open House and Gardens and Opening Reception 10am-6pm (Kristen Ambrosi, Amy Kaplan, Jahmane, Cynthia Mullins, Jahmane, Aisha Nailah, and Joan Wheeler)
Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Public Library,. Opening Reception, 4:30-7pm. (Lisa Cuscuna, Joyce Grasso, Susan Leggitt, and Dale Najarian) Rowayton Arts Center, Opening Reception, 4-6pm (Nancy Breakstone, Bevi Bullwinkel) Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Near and Far. Byram Shubert Branch Library, Greenwich library. Opening Reception 3-4:30pm Jin Hi Kim, One Sky II. Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, 7pm. Jin Hi Kim, One Sky II, Yale university, Luce Hall, 34 hill house Ave., 7pm. carriage Barn Arts Center, Spectrum 2018. opening Reception, 6-8pm. (Bevi Bullwinkel, Miggs Burroughs, Trace Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Dawn Dahl, Eugenie Diserio, Heide Follin, Barry Guthertz, Emily Kelting, Katya Lebrija, Susan Leggitt, Julia Rose Liptak, Barbara Loss, Jessica makin, Kristin Merrill, Cynthia Mullins, Susan Murray, Julie O'Connor, Justin Perlman, Chris Perry, Jay Petrow, Diane Pollock, Barbara Ringer, Juliete Tehrani, Lee Walther, Al Coyote Weiner, Nancy Woodward). Colorblends House and Spring Garden, Inside Outside Pop Up Gallery. Open House and Gardens and Opening Reception 10am-6pm (Kristen Ambrosi, Amy Kaplan, Jahmane, Cynthia Mullins, Jahmane, Aisha Nailah, and Joan Wheeler)Sat. April 7:In The Moment
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From Grantmakers in the Arts Blog. Submitted by Carmen Graciela Díaz, March 26, 2018.
Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) recently announced the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania became W.A.G.E.  Certified. This certification was initiated with the understanding that the nonprofit sector has not been capable of regulating itself historically, nor has there been evidence of substantial change in present efforts, explains the organization. According to W.A.G.E., non-payment was an industry standard and confronting this extractive practice was central to the organization’s founding in 2008. A decade later, paying artists for their labor is becoming standard practice, but at the museum level, how much to pay and who determines rates are contentious issues. In the greater museum ecosystem, W.A.G.E. certification carries potential influence, the organization explains. This is why the decision by the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania to become the first W.A.G.E. Certified museum is so significant. It demonstrates that a museum is capable of meeting external payment standards, and more importantly that those standards can be set by workers. In practice it means that the ICA Philadelphia will pay fees according to a minimum schedule determined by its operating expenses of $4.8 million in fiscal year 2018. W.A.G.E. Certification is a national program that publicly recognizes those nonprofit arts organizations demonstrating a history of, and commitment to, voluntarily paying artist fees that meet their minimum payment standards.The higher an institution’s total annual operating expenses, the higher the fee. "Our model ties artist fees to these costs because they are the financial articulation of an institution’s priorities," states W.A.G.E. regarding how these fees are calculated.
According to the organization, since the certification's initiation in October 2014, 54 institutions have been certified across the United State.

Fifteen Cultural Alliance artist members helped to make Bridgeport Public Schools Second Arts Count Day a great success. Above, Adair Heittman with her class at Cesar A. Batalia School. Adair's report: "Great fifth-grade class and teacher, and my presentation was translated into Spanish!" Our 15 artists were part of a small army of 78 artists who fanned out across Bridgeport's 5th-grade classrooms to share with their charges some of their skills and challenges. Our members and their schools were:  
Barnum School:
Jay Misencik/Geralyne Valentine 

Cesar A. Batalia School:
Cris Dam, Adair Heitmann, Aisha Nailah

Columbus School:
Brec Morgan 

Discovery Magnet School: 
Amy Oestreicher 

High Horizons Magnet School:
Susan Tabachnick 

Tisdale School:
Lauri Maclean, Daniel Lanzilotta

Madison School:
Kristen Ambrosi, Alicia Cobb

Park City Magnet School:
Nancy Breakstone

Dunbar School:
Ina Anderson

Roosevelt School:
Susan Newbold

Check #2018artscountday on Twitter for pictures and reports!

The Maritime Garage Gallery in South Norwalk is inviting submissions from artists 18 and over for a new exhibit, running from June 13 through September 28, 2018. The exhibit, entitled “A Reverence For Nature,” will include art that expresses "reverence, a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe, veneration, for nature or the environment." The exhibition will be curated by Nadia Martinez. Clever uses of medium, with the exception of pedestal sculpture, and interpretations on the subject are welcome. Up to 5 pieces may be submitted for the one fee of $35. Most mediums are accepted, with the exception of pedestal sculpture. Works must be less than 48" wide and less than 84" high, properly wired ready to be hung. Submissions as jpes files only, uploaded at 300dpi. Flles must be sized to 1920 pixels in largest direction. For guidelines and submissions, click here. If you have any questions, please e-mail  The deadline for submissions is May 5th, 2018. 
MAY 10

The Rowayton Arts Center has issued an open call to all artists aged 16-39 to submit work in any medium to its annual juried exhibition Focus Under 40. This year the age limit was lowered to 16. There is no theme to the show. Artists may submit unto five works. Entry fees up $20 for 1-3 pieces and $30 for 4-5 pieces. All fees are non-refundable. The juror for the show is Eleanor Flatow, an independent art consultant, who served as executive co-director of the Carriage Barn Arts Center. There is a $250 cash award for the work judged Best in Show. All detailed requirements are available here.  All submissions are made on line, via EntryThingy. You can apply here. The deadline for submission is May 10. If selected for the show, you will be notified by May 24 and art work MUST be HAND DELIVERED to RAC on Monday, June 4 (4-7pm), or Tuesday, June 5 (11am -2pm)

MAY 21

The first annual Make Music Connecticut, a wild and wonderful mix of over 250 free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Thursday, June 21. Part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music, Make Music Connecticut takes place in 10 Connecticut cities and regions. Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part. You can sign up at, by May 21, 2018, or through Cultural Alliance member organizations that are organizing the day in those towns. In BRIDGEPORT, sign up here through  City Lights Gallery,  Bridgeport Art TrailBridgeport Downtown Special Services District and WPKN 89.5FM. In FAIRFIELD, sign up through the Fairfield Theatre Companywhich is organizing both performers and venues. In STAMFORD, Music Day is being coordinated by Stamford Downtown: sign up as a performer or as a venueIt's not too late: organizations can visit these websites to offer their outdoor spaces as concert venues. A full schedule of events will be posted at on June 1, 2018. The deadline to sign up is May 21.
MAY 25

City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, has issued a call to all artists for its 8th annual SameSex exhibition, scheduled for July 2018. SameSex explores LGBTQ themes, same-sex attraction, related feelings and issues of 2018. Artists need not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to participate. All artists are invited to submit jpegs of their work (no more than 10 images) for consideration to by May 25, 2018. Necessary information to include with your submission: a brief artist statement, itemized list of art work submitted should include: title, size, medium, price of work. Works not for sale should include a value rather than a price. Also include artist's contact information: name, email address, phone (evening and daytime numbers), mailing address and website address, if available. For more information, call 203-334-7748 or visit the City Lights Gallery website at
And Remember:
April c8: Real Art Ways: Real Art Awards: Submission Deadline
April 15: AT&T Film Awards: Short Films Application Deadline
April 29: IPCNY New Prints: Submission Deadline
See more in Opportunity Calendar below, after JOBS.

  • Run by WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) this is a registry of opportunities, as well as an application management system. Registration required.
  • ArtSake: Archive of Calls for Artists, run by the Massachusetts Arts Council
  • "the art world's first and most accessed resource of its kind"
  • The Calls for Artists (can be indexed by state and deadline)
  • Scoop.It: Public Art RFPs and RFQs
  • NYFA Opportunities: Calls, Residencies and other opportunities. Can be indexed by date, location and type
  • No Film School recently released a list of opportunities available for documentary, narrative, screenwriting, and new media projects with Spring 2018 deadlines
  • Poets & Writers - the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests grants and awards available anywhere.
MAY 10

The Canadian Women Artists Award is a $5,000 grant, open to Canadian women artists between the ages of 21 and 35 who are living and working in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, including students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. It is designed to provide financial support to an emerging or early career artist working in any discipline, and can be used in any manner the recipient deems necessary to further their artistic goals. It is supported by funding granted to NYFA by the Canadian Women’s Club (CWC) of New York as a way to continue its philanthropic work when it disbanded. All applicants must provide proof of Canadian citizenship and can apply in a wide range of categories. Full application details are available here. NYFA will announce the award winner by August 31, 2018. Composer and musician Anna Webber was the 2017 Fellow, a Brooklyn-based composer, flutist, and saxophonist, who was selected by a multi-disciplinary panel of artists form a pool of 100 applicants.

Artists can apply for a CT Office of the Art Project Grant ($5-15,000) - either with a fiscal sponsor (such as NYFA, Fractured Atlas or other 501(c)(3) cultural nonprofit) or through their own legal entity. Or they may seek to work with a cultural nonprofit (or municipal department, school district, college or university) as part of a project, as every project has to engage at least one Connecticut artist. Discuss project ideas with cultural nonprofits and be one of the artists they work with. This program supports "arts-based projects of artistic excellence for Connecticut audiences, communities and participants and that are accessible and relevant to the audience and community it is designed to serve." An informational webinar will be available in early May. The application deadline is June 6, 2018.  The Guidelines are available here.

Artists can apply for a CT Office of the Arts Regional Initiative Grant ($1-4,000) - either with a fiscal sponsor (such as NYFAFractured Atlas or other 501(c)(3) cultural nonprofit) or through their own legal entity. Or they may seek to work with a cultural nonprofit (or municipal department, school district, college or university) as part of a project, as every project has to engage at least one Connecticut artist. These REGI grants are designed to encourage and support small community arts-based projects. These grants are perfect for engaging in a specific community matter, reflect on personal experience, and/or projects that bring neighbor-hoods togetherAn informational webinar will be available in early May. The application deadline is June 20, 2018.  The Guidelines are available here.

The Artist Fellowship Program  encourages the continuing development of Connecticut artists.  The program provides competitive Artistic Excellence grants of $5,000; Artist Fellowship grants of $3,000; and Emerging Recognition grants of $1,000. The funding provides an opportunity for artists to pursue new work and achieve specific creative and career goals. Connecticut-resident artists, of at least 18 years of age, working in all disciplines may apply. Fellowship awards are highly competitive and artists are encouraged to apply only when they have created a substantial body of recent work that can be presented professionally. Applicants must be the primary creator of original works of art. View the 2018 Fellows. The application deadline is July 25, 2018. The Guidelines are available here.

The Westport Woman’s Club is offering a Scholarship to an outstanding woman enrolled in a post-secondary educational program. The award will be based on financial need and applicant goals upon program completion. Applications are due by April 13, 2017. Additional information and an application are available here. Call-203-227-4240 with any questions. The Westport Woman’s Club is a non-profit, philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the charitable, educational, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.

The Coastal Arts Guild of CT and Housatonic Community College (HCC) are co-sponsoring free SCORE Workshop - A Marketing Bootcamp for Artists & Creatives on Thurs. April 12, 6:30 to 8:00 HCC's Beacon Hall, Room 357, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, A lively, fast-paced workshop with tons of tips and hints to expand your community on social media, reach customers, and develop strategies for creative email marketing and e-commerce. Learn how to efficiently and effectively use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to connect with fellow creatives, partner with brands, and sell your work. Learn how to
• create an effective social media strategy
• know when, where, & what to post online
• balance time and energy online for maximum results
• seek out opportunity
• analyze and track your results
Presenter: Jane Davila
Jane Davila is a printmaker, fiber, and mixed-media artist who also has over 25 years of retail and e-commerce experience. She teaches art quilting, surface design, and creative marketing workshops extensively across the US as well as internationally, including in South Korea, Canada, and Australia. Jane has written several bestselling books on surface design and art quilting, and is the managing director of the NEST Arts Factory in Bridgeport CT. Register Here.

Join the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and hundreds of other Connecticut artists, arts professionals, advocates, performers, thinkers and doers in celebrating the range and impact of the arts in Connecticut. Organized by the CT Office of the Arts, the day includes special performances, panel discussions, presentations, workshops, networking opportunities, the Connecticut Arts Hero Awards and the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Judy Dworin, founder of The Judy Dworin Performance Project! The morning's keynote speaker, Bettina Love explores how urban youth negotiates Hip Hop music and culture to form social, cultural, and political identities that create new and sustaining ways of thinking about urban education and intersectional social justice. Her research also focuses on how teachers and schools working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged, anti-racist, anti-homophobic, and anti-sexist educational, equitable classrooms. Hear panel discussions including "Advocacy to Activism" that includes a theatrical monologue performance by our very own Alicia Thompson!  For a full program, and to register ($20 includes lunch and all performances and events), click here.


The Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport, seeks a Director of Development. As an integral member of a small, dedicated and enthusiastic staff team, the Director of Development’s main focus will be fundraising, grant writing, individual giving, and sponsorships. In concert with the Executive Director, responsibilities include: supervising development and public affairs outreach; developing and nurturing relationships with donors; producing communications such as the annual report, PowerPoint presentations, government relations, and general correspondences; and contributing to website and social media content as they apply to development initiatives. The ideal candidate is able to take initiative and identify which responsibilities of the broad job description are most crucial to Development, in an effort to make a part time position as effective as possible. Plans, directs, and coordinates all Development activities personally, or with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, as it relates to targeted goals in Development Plan.
This is currently a part-time position, average of 30 hours per week, but could become full time with the right candidate.  The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director. Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in sales, marketing, or a related field, or equivalent experience plus 5-7 years of fund development experience in a non-profit organization with diversified fund development programs; at least 1 year of which at a leadership level; experience with grant writing and research; proven success in developing and executing effective fundraising plans, meeting fundraising goals, soliciting individual, corporate, and foundation donors, and maintaining up-to-date data base of contributed income.  Familiarity with Donor Perfect is a plus; experience in recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers in fundraising activities; experience with public speaking and communicating effectively in person, in writing, and electronically, to a variety of audiences.  Excellent interpersonal, relationship, and staff development skills; must be a team player; Excellent analytical, problem solving, and strategic thinking skills.  Ability to keep a flexible schedule with some early morning, late evening and weekend work. Interested candidates should submit a resume and two professional references to:

The Aldrich Museum seeks a Facilities Manager, who is in charge of managing the maintenance of the Museum’s facilities and grounds, both public and back of house. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a pride of ownership for the museum, and an understanding of the importance of safety, cleanliness, and proper functioning of all systems and areas of operation. The Facilities Manager oversees, coordinates, and participates in the maintenance and upkeep of the Museum's buildings, grounds, and mechanical systems. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Hiring and scheduling appropriate personnel for cleaning the lobby, restrooms, education center, and administration building;       monitoring and controlling the building's HVAC and security systems; maintaining the building's lighting systems; cleaning gallery spaces, particularly adjacent to fragile artwork; liaising with appropriate government officials, such as Ridgefield’s Fire Marshall, on facilities inspections to ensure compliance with all applicable codes and regulations; procuring maintenance materials; performing basic building maintenance (spot painting, etc.); hiring and supervising HVAC, sprinkler system, electrical, plumbing and security system contractors for all aspects of the Museum’s physical plant; hiring and supervising outdoor maintenance contractors, particularly in relationship to sculpture and other artworks on the Museum’s grounds, as well as roofs, gutters, exterior lighting, painting and landscape maintenance; maintaining excellent working relationship with vendors and contractors; securing all certificates of insurance, contracts and warranties as needed; participating in facilities expense planning and budgeting and providing assistance in controlling spending within approved guidelines. In addition, the Facilities Manager will support exhibitions, programs and events, as assigned. Responsibilities include,but are not limited to: cleaning artwork when appropriate (in conjunction with the Registrar); working cooperatively with the Museum’s Exhibitions Manager on exhibition tasks as needed; working closely with the Museum’s Head of Special Events and Rentals and Education Department on the planning, preparation and set up for events at the Museum, including set up and break down of furniture and A/V equipment for museum events/programs and scheduling/ oversight of custodial services required pre and post events and programs. For complete job description and skills required, click here Please send cover letter and resume to:, with the subject line “Facilities Manager.” Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

The Westport Arts Center (WAC) is seeking a Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer. Graphic Designer:  design and manage all Westport Arts Center print communications in support of departmental (Visual Arts, Development, Education, and Concert Series) needs including advertising, direct mail, program guides, gallery materials, invitations, calls for entry, and other supporting materials; design and execute updates to WAC website and digital presence, including homepage, calendar, membership and fundraising information, exhibitions, classes, and event registration; assist in the development of WAC branding guidelines for use across all WAC communications. Marketing: Assist with press outreach and press relations; maintain and build community collaborations with other key regional non-profit and corporate organizations; create and manage internal communications timelines; oversee Google Analytics and other analytic tools to assess and improve marketing communications over time; prepare reports for WAC team; manage and optimize WAC social media plan, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram presence and campaigns, in accordance with overall WAC marketing plan; manage WAC e-blast program, including email design, database management, and analytics/analysis.
Desired Qualifications: High level of competency with InDesign and Adobe Creative suite; familiarity/past experience using Google application suite (Drive, Sheets, etc); familiarity/past experience with a CRM/customer database system; able to juggle many different tasks simultaneously; comfortable wearing “many hats” for the organization; strong written and oral communication skills; comfortable representing WAC in community; interest in working in a creative, fast-paced non-profit environment. Experience: At least three years working in a marketing role, including graphic design and print production. Hours Per Week: Between 25-40/hours per week; to be mutually determined. Pay: Commensurate with experience. Please send resumés to Leslie LaSala, Director of Marketing:; no phone calls please.


Sorelle Gallery Fine Art is seeking a polished, professional, mature, upbeat, and passionate part time Art Advisor. 24 – 32 hours/week. $14/hr to start, with performance-based quarterly monetary incentives. Qualified Candidates will possess the following: • Poised, outgoing professional that loves to help clients in the selection of artwork for their home or office and all things art gallery! • Positive attitude and love working retail (Saturday hours a must). • Can work independently; be innovative, self-motivated, and is energetic. • Has a marketing/sales or retail background, is highly organized, detail oriented, and self-reliant. • Impeccable, polite phone manner and written communication skills. • Excellent computer skills with Apple products, Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign a BIG PLUS. • Degrees in sales and marketing, communications, business, or graphic design encouraged. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Aiding Director and staff in day-to-day gallery matters. • Accompanying Director on local, in-home art consultations. • Art installation. • Emailing and posting press releases for upcoming exhibitions and lectures. • Updating of all social media/dealer sites, in accordance with the Sorelle brand. • Maintenance, and editing of artwork for the gallery website. • Updating inventory and mailing list databases. • Designing of marketing material (postcards, booklets, etc.). • General back office gallery work along with merchandising and clean up. At Sorelle we strive to create in-gallery experiences that inspire, inform, delight and empower our customers to find artwork that lifts their spirit and will make their homes more beautiful than they ever thought possible. We are passionate about problem solving and we thrive on meaningful interactions. We believe that offering great artwork in our gallery makes for happy, satisfied, and loyal customers. We have fun taking work seriously. Please email cover letter, resume AND references to  We will only contact candidates who we are interested in interviewing for the position. Absolutely no walk-ins or phone calls, please.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Aldrich Museum: Senior Development Officer; Education Assistant
Fairfield Museum: Director of Community Programs
Kennedy Center, Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative: Expressive Arts Facilitator/Therapist
Philip Johnson Glass House: Visitor Center/Design Store Associate
Rowayton Arts Center: Executive Director
Wesleyan University: Center for the Arts Associate Director for Programming and Performance
Westport Country Playhouse: P/T Box Office and Concessions Associate

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April c8: Real Art Ways: Real Art Awards: Submission Deadline
April 11: Eyebeam: Access Art & Technology Residency Application Deadline
April 13: Westport Woman's Club: Adult Scholarship Application Deadline
April 15: AT&T Film Awards: Short Films Application Deadline
April 15: MacDowell Arts Colony: Fall Residency Application Deadline
April 29: IPCNY New Prints: Submission Deadline

May c5: Norwalk Maritime Garage Gallery: A Reverence for Nature Submission Deadline
May 10: Rowayton Arts Center: Focus Under 40: Submission Deadline
May 10: Canadian Women Artists Award: Application Deadline
May 21: Make Music Connecticut: Application Deadline for Musicians
May 25: City Lights Gallery: SameSex  Submission Deadline

June c6: CT Office of the Arts: Project Grants Application Deadline
June 20: CT Office of the Arts: Regional Initiative Grants Deadline

July 25: CT Office of the Arts: Artists Fellowships Application Deadline

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