Subject: Artists Newsletter, August 16, 2019

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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
August 16, 2019
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit membership 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 600 individuals and organizations. See member benefits here. Join here.
A recording of our latest live interview show on WPKN 89.5FM, Spotlight on Arts & Culture, is now available as a podcast on Soundcloud at Our August 2019 program was devoted to a conversation with two local arts and culture funders. In "Who Funds Arts & Culture? A Window into Local Philanthropy,” we spoke with Lauren Patterson, Executive Director of the New Canaan Community Foundation, and Kelly O’Donnell, with the law firm of Pullman & Comley, about how both organizations fund arts and culture in their communities across Connecticut. What issues factor into their decisions about what to fund and what processes do they use to come to decisions? Hear their fascinating ideas about what makes a community, and how both funders encourage collaboration not only by their applicants, but also by themselves, as they both collaborate with other funders to produce exponential results.

Richard Thomas Patton IV is an abstract painter based in Bridgeport, with his studio at 305 Knowlton Street studios. As a child, Rich showed an early interest and talent in drawing, that later grew into a career and life as an artist. He majored in Art in Graphic Design at Western Connecticut State University'School of Visual and Performing Arts in Danbury, but quickly found that he most wanted to spend his time developing his painting skills. He says his work is spiritual "to the point that the act of painting becomes like a form of prayer or meditation,” and that it "expresses emotions, feelings, ideas and beliefs--created through the use of vibrant colors, bold compositions, textures, and patterns." Richard has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout Connecticut, including at Bridgeport's historic McLevy Hall, where he was awarded a grant for his work “Ethiope” depicting Little Liberia and Bridgeport’s rich history, and in 2018, he won a commission from the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History & Community to create works for its "Reimagining Little Liberia : Restoration and Reunion" exhibit at The Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport.  In 2016 he received commissions for multiple paintings from both The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, Fairfield, and the Yale New Haven Health's Park Avenue Medical Center, Trumbull.  With his roots in abstract expressionism and action painting, Richard has been influenced and inspired by artists such as Romare Bearden, Jackson Pollock, Williem De Kooning, Salvador Dali, and Picasso. His African and Latin heritage can be seen throughout his work. He paints in the styles of abstract expressionism and action painting, conveying complexity and depth through the use of vibrant colors, bold compositions, textures, and patterns. Themes of life and nature are prominent in his work. As Rich puts it, "Painting takes me back to my beginnings as a child, where my
mind and imagination are completely free and my creativity can run wild. It allows me to express my true emotions and feelings from my subconscious and give my perspective on the world and how I see it. It is a beautiful thing." See Rich's website, and Instagram page

Kelly Rossetti is an abstract and figurative painter, based in Westport, working primarily in acrylic and oil and using a variety of media, including gouache, oil pigment sticks, charcoal and graphite. 
Before dedicating herself full-time to a painting career, Kelly had an extensive career in the fashion industry as a merchandiser/sales executive. Her 14 years in the industry shaped her artistic vision and creative eye. Studying under an extraordinary painter at a small atelier in New York, her focus started with still life and traditional subject matter, but then her natural ability for figurative work began to show itself. At the same time her exposure and training in the fashion world to continuously evaluate color combinations and coordinate entire collections directed her color choices, helping her fine-tune her sense of color. She says: "I work abstractly from my feelings and from experiences that have affected me. I have long been enamored with the human form and consistently work towards capturing a certain feeling or emotion that comes from the figure. Whether it be loose and expressive figurative drawings or expressive paintings, I strive to find the beauty of the form. For my non-representational abstract & landscape work, I like to start with an unpremeditated blank canvas and let the work begin to emerge organically. I continue to build on what appears giving form to the chaos and building the piece into a painting that will hopefully, transmit a feeling to the viewer. I paint to reach the place within me that is free of controls and boundaries and thrive on the challenges of exploring new themes and ideas.” Kelly is represented by several galleries across the country, including Gallery Vibe, Naples, FL, and Destination Haus, Amagansett, NY. Kelly most recently received an award of excellence for painting at the Juried 2019 Westport Fine Arts FestivalShe is a member of SPAG (the St. Philip's Artists Guild) and has an exhibition coming up Sept. 23 at Gallery@Pearl. See her website and Instagram page.
Those artists who have posted their profiles onto our new website, that launched Nov. 2, 2018 have their names in green (to see their page, go to and type their name into the search box at the top of any page). Please join them.
Elizabeth AgrestaPainter
Valerie AhnemanMusician 
Peter Alexander, Landscape 
Leslee AschCurator, Writer
Frances AshforthPainter/ 
Judith BacalDesigner
Anna Badini, Painter
Louise Baranger, Musician
Daniel Wade BarrettPainter
Patrice BarrettPainter
Jan Bassin, Writer
Nina BentleyMixed Media/ 
Sue BentonPhotographer
Susanne BentonMixed Media.
Lisa BergerVisual Artist
Paul R. BergerPhotographer
Karla Bernstein, Photographer
Thomas BerntsenPhotographer/ 
Tara BlackwellPainter
Christina BlaisQuilter
Ziggy Bober, Sculptor 
Amy BockPainter
Andrea BonfilsMixed Media Artist
Carolyn Brady, Photographer
Nancy Breakstone, Photographer
Michael BrenneckePainter
Janine BrownMultidisciplinary
Lucienne BucknerSculptor
Bevi BullwinkelPainter
Miggs BurroughsGraphic Artist 
Trace Burroughs, New Media
Louise CadouxPainter/Sculptor
Bob Callahan, Painter
Vincent Calenzo, Painter
Donna Callighan, Photographer
Patricia Campbell, Dance Caller
Lynn CarlsonPainter 
Linn CassettaPrintmaker
Alan Chapell, Musician
Ann ChernowPainter/Printmaker 
Eric ChiangPainter
Frederic ChiuPianist
Yvonne ClavelouxPainter
Lauren Clayton, Painter
Gabi CoatsworthWriter
Alicia Cobb, Painter
Heidi Lewis ColemanMixed 
Linda CollettaPainter
Rosa ColònPainter, Mixed Media
Tom Comerford, Photographer
Penrhyn CookPhotographer
Rod CookPhotographerAdger Cowans,  Photographer 
Naomi Cruz, Painter
Dolly Curtis, Curator
Lisa CuscunaPainter
Dawn Dahl, Painter
Cris Dam, Painter/Muralist
Holly DangerVideo Artist
Betsy Davidson, Painter
Carlos Davila, Painter, Sculptor
Jane Davila, Fiber Artist/
   Mixed Media 
Cortney Davis, Writer
John Deakins, Sculptor
Joseph Dermody, Painter/ 
   Sculptor/Furniture Maker/Violist
Emily Derr, Illustrator/ 
Joyce DiCamillo, Musician
Barbara Kunin Dierolf, 
Eugenie Diserio, Painter Media
Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Painter, 
   Fiber Artist
Afsaneh Djabbari-Aslani, Painter
Erin Dolan, Painter
Ganga Duleep, Painter
David Dunlop, Painter
Philip Eliasoph, Writer
Jeanine Esposito, Mixed Media 
Katherine Evans, Painter 
Susan Fehlinger, Painter
Kathy FitzgeraldPainter
Louise Flax, Mixed Media
Sally Frank,Painter
Heide Follin, Painter
Rose-Marie FoxPainter
Cecilia Moy FradetPainter/ 
Herm Freeman, Painter
Rebeca Fuchs, Painter
Rebecca Fretty (Pink 
   Imperfection) Fiber Artist

Liz Gabriel, Musician
Megan Garbe, Painter
Rhonda Gentry, Painter
Robin Jopp Gilmore, Mixed Media and Upcycled Jewelry
Joe GittermanSculptor
Scott GlaserPainter
Lori Glavin, Visual Artist
Joanna Gleason, Actor
Gayle Gleckler, Painter
Ellen GordonPainter; Mixed 
Ellen GouldPhotographer
Michele Gramesty, Jeweler
Joyce Grasso, Painter/Photographer
Jen Greely, Painter/ Printmaker
Carolina Guimarey, Multi-Media 
Barry Guthertz, Photographer
Dorothy Hafner, Sculptor
Mary Harold, Photographer
Mike Harris, Photographer
Holly Hawthorn, Sculptor, 
   Printmaker, Ceramacist
Kerry Gale Heftman, Painter
Adair W. Heitmann, Printmaker
Kate Henderson, Mixed Media
MaryEllen HendricksPhotographer
Gwen Hendrix, Fiber/Mixed Media
Lenore Eggleston Herbst, Dancer
Tracy HoffmanPhotographer &
Veronica Hofstetter, Painter
Sonya Huber, Writer
Yuko Ike, Painter
Jana IreijoPainter
Sholeh Janati, Painter 
Vasken Kalayjian, Painter
Karen Kalkstein, Graphic Artist 
Amy Kaplan, Painter 
Wayne Keeley, Writer, Producer
Emily KeltingPhotographer
Karen Kent, Painter
Niki KetchmanSculptor/ 
Jin Hi Kim, Musician
Lesley Koenig, Painter
Moki Kokoris, Visual Artist
Dawn Kubie, Photographer
Joanie Landau, Jewelry 
   designer/ Printmaker
Emily Hamilton Laux, 
Julie Leff, Painter
Liz LeggettPainter
Susan Leggitt, Painter
Henry Lepetit, Painter
Rachel Linnett, Painter
Julia-Rose LiptackPainter
Barbara LossPhotographer
Shelley Lowell, Painter/Sculptor/ 
Diane Lowman, Writer
Jane Lubin, Mixed Media
Lauri MacLeanChoreographer, 
Mark Macrides, Painter, 
Steve Magee, Painter
Dan Makara, Painter
Jessica Makin, Painter/ 
Jim Malloy, Painter
Connie Manna, Painter
Mary Manning, Painter
Elizabeth Marks, Painter
Joel Martin, "Jazzical" Musician
Nadia MartinezMultiMedia
Sooo-z Mastropietro
Fruma Markowitz, Photographer
Barbara MathisPainter
Megan Bonneau McCool,
Grace S. McEnaney, Painter
Ann McRae, Painter
Nancy McTague-Stock
Peter Mendelson, Photographer
Kristin MerrillJeweler/Sculptor
Toby Michaels, Painter
Annamari Mikkola,
   Photographer, Designer, Curator
Jay MisencikPhotographer
Duvian Montoya, Painter
Day MoorePainter
Nancy MoorePainter
Brechin MorganPainter
Lina MorielliMulti-Media
Meighan Morrison, Painter
Carol Mueller, Painter/Printmaker
Cynthia Mullins, Painter
Susan MurrayPainter
Dale Najarian, Painter
Erin Nazzaro, Painter
Karen NeemsPhotographer/
   Mixed Media
Susan NewboldPainter
Mary NewcombPainter
Jill NicholsPainter
Tim NighswanderPhotographer
Julie O'Connor, Photographer
Amy OestreicherPerforming/ 
   Visual Artist
Farnosh Olamai, Painter
Melissa Orme, Painter
Rose Palmiero, Painter
Eileen PanepintoMixed Media
Harvey Paris, Carver
Steve PartonPainter
Rich Patton IV, Painter
Judy PeknikPainter
Justin PerlmanSculptor
Chris PerryBook Artist
Jay Petrow, Painter
Laura Pflug, Painter
Igor Pikayzen, Violinist
Diane Pollack, Mixed Media
Karen Ponelli, Painter
Jennifer Prat, Photographer
Penny Putnam, Painter
Elizabeth Quesada, Painter
Ben QuesnelSculptor, 
Gwen North Reiss, Poet
Barbara RingerPhotographer
Mariya Rivera, Painter
Dorothy RobertshawMixed 
Lizzy Rockwell, Painter, 
   Illustrator, Author

Katherine Ross, Painter
Kelly Rossetti, Painter
Richard Sadlon, Musicians
Anthony Santomauro,  Painter
Jill SarverPainter
Ellen SchiffmanFiber Artist
Marianne R. Schmidt, Painter
Guy Sealey, Multimedia
Eric Seplowitz, Photographer
Katie SettelPhotographer
Rick ShaeferVisual Artist
Rosalind Shaffer, Ceramist
Barbara Shea, Writer
Alissa SiegalPainter
Norm Siegel, Painter
Lisa P. Silberman, Photographer
Nomi Silverman, Printmaker
Lisa Small, Painter
Vicki French Smith, Painter
Rene Soto, Painter
Carole Southall, Painter
Liz Squillace, Painter/Printmaker
Connie Stancell, Painter
Barbara Stewart, Painter
Pam Stoddart, Painter
Florence SuerigVisual Artist
Denise Susalka, Painter
Susan TabachnickSculptor
Julliette TehraniPainter
Alicia ThompsonActress/ 
Kris D. TooheyPainter
Andrea Towey, Musician
Ruth Kalla Ungerer,  Printmaker
Vincent Verrillo, Painter
Karen VogelPainter
Lee Walther, Mixed Media 
Liz Ward, Multi-Media
Ann WeinerMulti-Media, Painter
Gregg WelzPaper Artist
Cynthia Whalen, Painter
Joan B. WheelerPainter
Jarvis Wilcox, Painter
Bruce Williams, Painter
Jen Williams, Painter
Jonah WilnerPainter
Tammy Winser, Mixed Media
Sherri WolfgangPainter
Nancy WoodwardPhotographer/ 
   Mixed Media
Dmitri Wright, Painter
Gregg ZiebellPainter
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Nancy Breakstone, Michael Brennecke, Mary Harold, Erin Nazzaro, Amy Oestreicher, and Pam Stoddart will be exhibiting in the Ridgefield Art Walk, organized by the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, kicking off with a town-wide party Fri. Aug. 23, 5-8pm. Click here for a map of which artists are exhibiting in which stores.
Lisa Berger, Nancy Breakstone, Susan Fehlinger, Mary Harold, MaryEllen Hendricks, Joanie Landau, Fruma Markowitz, Julie O'Connor, Steve Parton, and Barbara Ringer, selected for the Loft Artists Association exhibit The Shape of Memories, opening with a reception Sat. Aug. 24, 5-7pm. The juror for this show is Arianne Faber Kolb.
Nancy Breakstone had her photograph His Life (digital 16x12; click for complete image) juried into the Loft Artists Association exhibit The Shape of Memories,  opening with a reception Sat. Aug. 24, 5-7pm. The juror for this show is Arianne Faber Kolb.  The image was taken in Cuba which Nancy writes, "holds memories for all older Ameri-can visitors who, like me, see the cars of their youth driving by. But Havana's bright Caribbean colors did not erase my memory of the people living there, some in hopelessness and others with remarkable strength in stark contrast to their surroundings.  Nancy will also be showing her photographs at Audrey Road as part of the Ridgefield Art Walkorganized by the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, kicking off with a town-wide party Fri. Aug. 23, 5-8pm.
Ann Chernow's lithograph Rendezvous in Black (2012, lithograph on Carson paper, 11x14) is prominently featured on the header of this months's News of the Print World. Congratulations Ann!
Karen Kalkstein and Julie Leff have a two-person show, Natural Expressions at the Fairfield Public Library's Bruce S. Kershner Gallery. The exhibit runs Aug. 23 to Oct. 13, with a reception and artist talks on Fri. Sept. 6, 6-8pmKaren's work in the show is from a Woodland Series referencing trees and forests: collages of natural materials like birch bark, feathers, wasp nest “paper,” small stones, and lichen, with bits of newspaper and paint. At right, a detail of Shadow Branch (2019, 24x18; click for complete image)
Julie Leff is showing a variety of pieces, all of which display her love of color, in the two-person exhibition Natural Expressions that she is sharing with Karen Kalkstein at the Fairfield Public Library's Bruce S. Kershner Gallery. The exhibit  runs Aug. 23 to Oct. 13, with a reception and artist talks on Fri. Sept. 6, 6-8pm. At right, Julie's Cornucopia (20x30, oil on canvas, detail; click for complete image). Cornucopia is the first in Julie's new "deconstructed still life" series. Julie comments that she paints florals, still lifes, abstracts and portraits. "First, I am attracted to a subject and I try to understand why. Usually color plays the largest part. Then, I decide on a size and shape for the finished work. Finally, I put paint on the canvas in such a way as to try to capture the essence that first attracted me."
Jim Malloy has three acrylic paintings in the Kent Art Association’s 2nd Members Show of 2019 at the Kent Gallery in Kent, CT.  Each was painted with acrylic on paper using found objects, such as a credit card, CD jewel case and a piece of flat subway tile.  Fire In Ice (at right), Dancers of Desire and Seven Sisters will be on display from Aug. 17 through Sept. 8. .
Amy Oestreicher received some great reviews in Stage Buddy, TheaterLife and BroadwayWorld First Look, for her performance of her autobiographical play Passageways at New York's HERE. Amy has work in next week's Ridgefield Art Walk (kicking off Fri. Aug 23, 5-8pm: she will be exhibiting in The Toy Chest - and will be giving a painting demonstration outside the store Sat 24 and Sun 25. At right her  
Barbara Ringer's piece The Lottery (2017,    15x15x2, photo-based mixed media, metal print, decoupage; click for larger image), inspired by the Shirley Jackson classic short story, has been juried into the Loft Artists Association exhibit The Shape of Memories,  opening with a reception Sat. Aug. 24, 5-7pm. The juror for this show is Arianne Faber Kolb.  
Katie Settel has an important exhibition opening later in the Fall at the Armstrong Gallery at 305 Knowlton Street. (Un)Forgotten is a photography-based exhibit that tells the emotional story of shuttered mental institution and a "lost" and "forgotten" sibling. The show illustrates Katie's remarkable journey into the Mansfield Training School, a shuttered mental institution on UConn's Storrs Campus. It was here that Katie's “lost” brother, Andy, spent most of his life until the facility was shut down in 1993 due to neglect and over-crowding. The exhibition opens Oct. 4, 2019, with a reception 6-9pm, and runs through Oct. 18. More...
Fri. Aug. 23: Ridgefield Art Walk. Opening Celebration in stores and on streets, 5-8pm. (Nancy Breakstone, Michael Brennecke, Mary Harold, Erin Nazzaro, Amy Oestreicher, and Pam Stoddart)
Fri. Aug. 23: Karen Kalkstein and Julie Leff: Natural Expressions, Fairfield Public Library. Opens.
Sat. Aug. 24: The Shape of MemoriesLoft Artists Association. Opening Reception 5-7pm. (Lisa Berger, Nancy Breakstone, Susan Fehlinger, Mary Harold, MaryEllen Hendricks, Joanie Landau, Fruma Markowitz, Julie O'Connor, Steve Parton, and Barbara Ringer)
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Picture That needs to quickly purchase  artwork for a Rhode Island healthcare center. Four categories: 
1. Originals (Paintings, Collage, Watercolors, Drawings, Mixed Media, etc.)
2. Limited Edition Prints (Lithographs, Serigraphs, Etchings, Engravings, Woodcuts, etc.)
3.  Photography
4. Giclee Prints, Open Edition Prints and Posters.
Two Themes:
1.  Landscapes, waterscapes and botanicals of the following cities/towns/villages ONLY: 
CT: Groton, Mystic/West Mystic/Old Mystic,Ledyard, N. Stonington/Stonington/ Pawcatuck
RI: Block Island, Westerly, Hopkinton/ Ashaway/Hope Valley/Bradford, Carolina/ Charlestown, W. Kingstown, Wood River Junction, Wyoming. Artists residing in the   locations designated above are preferred.
2. Figurative work that is inclusive of diverse cultures and generations. Keywords for direction are healing, wellness, compassion, warmth, transitional, peace, homelike, non-denominational spirituality and nurturing.
To Submit Work: 
1. Images: One (1) image, up to ten (10) digital images, as jpg file(s) of artwork to be considered; 150 dpi or greater (3.5" in size).
Name the jpg file(s) the same as artwork title. 
2. Artist Bio and/or Artist Statement (Word documents or text files are acceptable).
3. A listing of each of the works including: title, year created, medium, size (height x width x depth), price and geographic location. Please format the subject of your EMAIL as follows: RI_LastNameFirstName_Healthcare. For example: RI_JohnsonPaula_Healthcare.


La Bodega Gallery (695 5th Ave, Brooklyn) is currently accepting submissions for its third annualpatterned themed exhibition! RE: RE: RE: patterns will feature artists who have aesthetically or conceptually incorporated patterns and/or repetition into their art practices. This exhibit focuses on stylistic varieties of repeating art elements that drive toward movement, harmony and unity. For this open call La Bodega is inviting both emerging and established artists who work with patterns in a multitude of ways. Work can utilize any medium and/or technique to create works that explore a myriad of subject matter. RE: RE: RE: patterns  will be exhibited from September 6th thru 29th. The opening reception will take place on September 6th from 7-10. All attendees of the opening will be asked to wear patterns, the more the better! All two-dimensional work including photography, paintings, drawings, digital, mixed media, fabric art, chalk, ink, pastels, wax, graphite and printmaking. "Essentially, if we can hang it on a wall, we will consider your art for acceptance." Free-standing sculptures and small sculptures that can fit on a pedestal are acceptable. Video work is accepted. Submissions must be via email at Upload 1-3 images, your CV, and artist statement. Fee: $15 for up to 3 entries and $5 per every entry thereafter (maximum 5). Include: art work images; image list with a short description of each image (please also include dimensions & medium); artist; state-ment; CV; submission fee ($15 via Paypal or Venmo @LaBodega-Gallery). Details here.

The Rowayton Arts Center is now accepting online submissions for an Open Call to artists for its Autumn Juried Show. The exhibition will run from Oct. 13 to Nov. 9, 2019 and is open to all artists interested in exhibiting their artwork. Categories include: oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, mixed media, color photography, black and white photography, sculpture, printmaking, pastels or drawing. Submit pieces here. Deadline is September 12, 2019 and accepted artists will be notified on September 20, 2019. The juror for this show is Katerina Lanfranco, a New York City-based artist whose work seeks to explore the apparent duality of culture and nature, and the ways in which our understanding of nature informs our own identities. She currently teaches studio art at Parsons The New School and at Hunter College, CUNY. For complete submission details, see the prospectusThe opening reception on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm is free and open to the public. 

The Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 33rd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.   Recognized as one of the premier craft shows in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987, initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibit celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen medium. Since 2017, it has included works by international artists. Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Works can be collaborative but all collaborators must be listed on the entry form. Fee: There is a $40 non-refundable fee, for up to 3 entries. A 30% commission will be retained from all work sold. Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250. Winners will be determined by the juror and will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on February 7, 2020. The juror is Beth C. McLaughlin, Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA.
  • 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
  • NEW: No Film School recently released its list of opportunities for documentary, narrative, screenwriting, and new media projects with Summer 2019 deadlines
  • Poets & Writers - the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests grants and awards available anywhere. See the P&W Grants Database

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc will hold open call auditions for it’s 2019-20 season on September 10 and 11 from 6 to 9 pm at the MAC (Milford Arts Council), 40 Railroad Avenue South in Downtown Milford. Co-producers Bert Bernardi and Jimmy Johansmeyer are seeking adult male and female comic actors who sing for leading roles, teen actors for feature roles, and boys and girls 8-12 years old for feature roles. Season includes three new musicals; The Wicked Witch of the West: Kansas or Bust (October 2019), The Gingerbreads of Broadway (December 2019), Checking in on Charles (April/May 2020) and a musical revue 1970 (March 2020). In addition to adult lead actors, Pantochino Productions has several opportunities for children and teens (8-18yo) in all productions. Those auditioning should prepare two songs (up-tempo and ballad), bring sheet music in proper key (accompanist provided), and also bring recent photo and resume or list of recent theatrical credits. Non-singing adult actors may prepare a short, contemporary comedic monologue. No appointment needed. Email with questions. 

Established in New York City in 1977, as New York Experimental Glass Workshop,  UrbanGlass fosters experimentation and advances the use and critical understanding of glass as a creative medium. By the early 1980s, the Workshop was home to some of the most exciting new voices in the emerging glass movement, including Dale Chihuly and Toots Zynsky. Many fine artists working in other mediums, like Kiki Smith and Lynda Benglis, sought out the Workshop to incorporate glass into their work. In 1991, the Workshop moved to a 12,000-square-foot studio, small store, and gallery space in Brooklyn and changed its name to UrbanGlass. See classes and workshops availableUrbanGlass offers 4 deadlines a year for general scholarship applications. These four deadlines are at the start of each semester, when there is most funding available for financial aid and students have the best chance of admission into their preferred workshop. General Scholarships as well as Partner Scholarships (through arrangements made with 160+ colleges and universities) are available. For more information, and to apply for a scholarship, click here.

The Lower East Side Printshop was  founded in 1968, by artist and educator Eleanor Magid as an open access art and community center. It soon became part of the alternative spaces movement of the 1970s, and it continues to be a major resource for artists, with its groundbreaking 24-hour studio use, open access policy, and other services. In spring 2005, the Printshop moved from the East Village to a five times larger facility in Midtown Manhattan. The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting October 1st take place in the shared Artists’ Studio, including the solvent/etching area and the darkroom. Keyholders work independently, in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply. Artist must live in New York City for the year of the residency. Participation is competitive. Applications are evaluated by a rotating committee of artists, critics, curators, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. A total of 8 artists are awarded the residency annually. See Guidelines hereApply here.

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.
This program has no deadlines. The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical. Applicants should be aware that this is a grant program, and that each application is considered on its merits within the criteria of the program. While the program attempts to provide assistance to as many applicants as it can, the filing of an application is not, nor should it be perceived as, a guarantee of funding.
Eligibility: To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the Directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits. For further information click here.


The Tulsa Artist Fellowship was established in 2015 by the George Kaiser Family Foundation with a vision to recruit and retain professional artists to Tulsa. The program brings people together from different places, with diverse perspectives and experiences. At Tulsa Artist Fellowship, socially invested arts practitioners live, make, and intentionally engage with the city distinctly positioned at the center of coastal cultural conversations. Each year, the Fellowship seeks to build a community of regional and national contemporary art practitioners at different stages in their careers. Applicants may include artists working in multiple disciplines, collaboratives, and arts workers such as, but not limited to, curators, publishers and community organizers. Fellows are provided with: a one-year, merit-based, unrestricted $20,000 award; fully subsidized housing for one-year in Tulsa's Arts and/or Greenwood Districts; fully subsidized studio space for one-year in Tulsa's Arts and/or Greenwood Districts. Artists who qualify: contemporary artists and arts workers of any medium and/or discipline 21 years or older and a U.S. resident. Must pass a background check. Application deadline: Sept. 6 Interview Announcement Note. 4. 2020-2021 Fellowship term: August 4, 2020 – July 4, 2021. Apply here.

"Concerned about the climate crisis? Is it especially overwhelming to think about when our communities are constantly under attack? Are you eager to connect with others who are thinking strategically about how to address climate change? Want to bring your creativity to the cause, but not sure how to begin? Then join the join The 
U.S. Department of Arts and Culture for Artists Unite for a Green New Deal - a summer call series for anyone looking to get informed, inspired, connected, and engaged. The Green New Deal is an ambitious proposal that flips our fear of climate change on its head—a proposal rooted in a broad vision of social, economic, and racial equity that turns this emergency in to an opportunity to revitalize our own society and infrastructure, build the foundation of true sustainability, and address longstanding inequalities.  As artists and cultural workers, we know it’s our job to envision the better world we know is possible—and to invite others to help bring it into being. Join the USDAC for a three-part series of calls with artists, organizers, and thinkers to unpack the policy and science behind a Green New Deal, and to co-create cultural strategy for climate justice. Take part in shared learning that can lead to shared, creative action!" Register and join in the remaining two calls: Aug. 22, 8pm (EST): Science Facts & Science Fiction;  Sept. 5, 8pm (EST) Building Strategy & Co-Creating Culture. Details and Registration here.

Just as Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County artist members create their profiles on our website - explore it at Meet Our members - so the New England Foundation for the Arts has a registry for artists, cultural nonprofits and creative organizations across the six states of New England: CreativeGround. Creative Ground is a real-time online community that reflects the rich range of creative people and places at work in the six New England states in order to promote and connect them with each other and with those who know that vibrant neighborhoods go hand-in-hand with a vibrant creative sector. A product of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), this free online directory includes profiles for cultural nonprofits like libraries and theaters, creative businesses like recording studios and design agencies, and artists of all disciplines such as performing arts, visual arts, and crafts.
Promote yourself and your  services to a broad audience of arts and non-arts individuals in New England and beyond. Get listed with a public profile. 

● Find collaborators and resources in the New England cultural community using the Search and Explore functions. Browse 30,000 profiles! 


The Greenwich Arts Council (GAC) seeks an Office Administrator to: assist the Executive Director in maintaining the GAC facility: coordinating the day to day maintenance of the building upkeep, communicating with Town officials when needed or instructed by the Executive Director about the needs of the facility; create, edit and maintain facility and program calendars and GAC databases for membership, fundraising, artists, performances, and sales, informing and providing the Executive Director with a copy of the daily calendar of events and/or classes; be responsible for all scheduling and booking for the GAC rental spaces: galleries, meeting/performance space, offices, artist and dance studio, as well for GAC meetings and programs. The Office Administrator should maintain contracts and lease agreements with program participants, tenants and general public in proper order. Assist Fundraising Committee Members with updates and tracking the progress of the events. Attend GAC programs and provide support for gallery openings, fundraisers, lectures, concerts, programs and special events. Perform administrative support duties for the Executive Director. Such tasks should be, but not limited to: weekly check deposits to the bank, coordinating all aspects of Board of Directors and committee meetings, conducting official communications with members of the Board, and coordinating the light breakfast for the morning meetings. Order, recommend and organize all the office supplies; monitor and follow annual budget. Coordinate general IT functions, trouble shooting, and maintenance. Work with Executive Director on weekly website updates. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; possess excellent organizational and administrative skills; demonstrate confidence - at ease with verbal communication and consistently demonstrating the ability to interact graciously and effectively with the Board of Directors, Staff and the General Public. Excellent communication and writing skills, be a team player, and ability to multi task.  Experience with Microsoft Office suite along with knowledge of Donor Perfect Software is preferred. 2-5 years’ experience as an office/executive assistant or related position.
For more details and to apply, click here.

The Darien Arts Center seeks an Office Manager to report to the Executive Director and be responsible for implementing day-to-day office administration, including: customer service, managing online registration system, and financial reporting. Confidentiality, excellent organizational skills and accuracy are a must. Good customer relations and the ability to communicate clearly are essential. The ideal candidate for this position is a skilled multi-tasker, who is reliable and is committed to consistently meeting deadlines. This is a 40-hour-per-week position with vacation benefits, no health benefits. Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30AM – 5:30PM Computer Skills Needed: MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Word, Google programs, Database/Registration Software. Financial  Reporting: Prepare deposit journals and make bank deposits weekly.  Administration: Manage Pro-Class, DAC’s online class registration system. Input all class descriptions, photos, fees and coupon codes accurately each semester. Create class lists and reports to help department directors track enrollment and income; assist clients/ students over the phone and in person to register for classes online; provide support to staff, teachers and volunteers, when needed, with the following administrative functions: bulk mailings, correspondence, data entry, archives, event program inserts, filing as well as office coverage; schedule all events in DAC Google Calendars; manage Vendini ticket sales site; supervise volunteers with reconciliation reporting for all ticket and concession sales; assist in the creation of the fall, spring and summer catalogues; administer and or assist with the preparation and distribution of brochures and posters for all events; support the maintenance of DAC facilities and equipment; manage office infrastructure, including computer needs, office furniture, equipment and contracts; supervise cleaning service, maintenance projects, specialized workers and vendors, while monitoring work schedules ensuring quality results; order all office supplies; assist with occasional events after hours and attend Annual Meeting in June. Please send your resume to

Artspace New Haven: Executive Director
Arts Westchester: Development Associate
Greenwich Historical Society: Curator of Exhibitions and Collections
Wilton Historical Society: Museum Educator
Aug. 16-17: Ridgefield Guild of Artists: Bedlam Receiving
Aug. 16: Carriage Barn Arts Center: Annual Members Show Submission Deadline (midnight)
Aug. 16: American Mural Project: Recycled Runway Submission Deadline
Aug. 17: Stamford Innovation Week: OpenPOP 2019 Submission Deadline
Aug. 18: UrbanGlass, Brooklyn: Scholarships for Classes/Workshops Application Deadline
Aug. 19: Valley Arts Council, Art in the Park: Application Deadline
Aug. 19: Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition: Submission Deadline
Aug. 20: Picture That, Healing Images for Healthcare Center Submission Deadline
Aug. 20: CT Office of the Artists Artists Fellowship Program: Application Deadline
Aug. 20: La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, RE: RE: RE: patterns Submission Deadline
Aug. 22: US Dept of Arts & Culture: Artists Unite for a Green New Deal -"Science Facts & Science Fiction" Call-in
Aug. 30: New Canaan Library: Open Call for Shows in the Curtis Gallery   

Sept. c1: Lower East Side Printshop, Keyholder Residencies Submission Deadline
Sept. c5: Rene Soto Gallery, Dreams Submission Deadline
Sept. c5: US Dept of Arts & Culture: Artists Unite for a Green New Deal -"Building Strategy & Co-Creating Culture" Call-in.
Sept. c6: The Tulsa Artist Fellowships Submission Deadline
Sept. 12: Rowayton Arts CenterAutumn Juried Show Submission Deadline
Sept. 10-11: Pantochino Productions: Auditions
Sept. 19: Miami University, Ohio: Young Painters/Nonrepresentational Competition: Application Deadline
Sept. 27: Spectrum Art Gallery: Autumn Arts Festival: Submission Deadline 
Sept. 29: Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX: Materials Hard+Soft Craft Exhibition Submission Deadline 

Oct. 28: Stamford Museum & Nature Center: Holiday Market Submission Deadline

Dec. 31:  Iconic Norwalk: Submission Deadline   

Savor City: Bridgeport Artists and Musicians Needed.
Gottlieb Foundation: Emergency Grant Program (painters, printmakers, and sculptors)
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