Subject: Artists Newsletter August 19, 2018

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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County, CT
August 19, 2018
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 600 individuals and organizations. You can sign up here.
The new integrated Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County + website is nearing completion. FCBuzz will now be a part of the CAFC website and will be known as FCBuzz Events. The URL, "" will redirect visitors to the FCBuzz Events section of our new website. You will be asked in the next few days to upload your profiles to the new website. This is a perfect opportunity to think about the way you present yourself to visitors to our site. Many artists simply have "artist" or "painter" in their description, when they could be sharing their unique vision on the world and their many accomplishments. In preparation for your re-do on FCBuzz Events, have a look at how your peers present themselves on our current site here.
Our August Spotlight on Arts & Culture WPKN 89.5FM program featured a conversation on Museums of the Future with Kathy Maher, Executive Director of Bridgeport's Barnum Museum. If you missed it, you can hear it as a podcast here. Hear how P.T. Barnum in the early 19th-century was at the vanguard of imagining what "the museum" would look like (buying up part of the collection of Charles Willson Peale's Philadelphia Museum) and then imagining the role of entertainment in making the objects within the museum come alive. Even before a tornado and two hurricanes ravaged the Barnum Museum, hear how Kathy and her Board were focusing on new and innovative methods, integrating history, arts, science and technology to create a dynamic 21st century Museum for the future. Hear about other museums on the same track and find out about a panel on this subject coming up at the conference of the New England Museums Association in Stamford this November. 
We are pleased to announce the return of the Progressive Gallery Tour, our monthly visit to member galleries, town by-town from Greenwich to Stratford. The tour begins Sat. Sept 15, when we visit 5 member commercial galleries in Greenwich between 2 and 5pm. Speakers currently include gallery directors and David Dunlop. The full program will be announced shortly. The program is free to all, but reservations are required. Save the Date!
Elizabeth Agresta, Painter
Valerie Ahneman,
Peter Alexander, 
   Landscape Architect
Kristen Ambrosi, Painter
Aishah Anailah, Multi Media
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
Susanne Benton, Mixed 
Paul Berger, Photographer
Karla Bernstein, 
Thomas Berntsen, 
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, 
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
Alan Chapell, Musician
Ann Chernow, 
Eric Chiang, Painter
Frederic Chiu, Pianist
Yvonne Claveloux, Painter
Elaine Clayton, Painter 
   and Writer
Lauren Clayton, Painter
Alicia Cobb, Painter
Heidi Lewis Coleman, 
   Mixed Media
Rosa Colón, Painter, Mixed
Tom Comerford, 
Penrhyn Cook, Photographer
Rod Cook, Photographer
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, 
Eugenie Diserio, Painter
Carol Nipomnich Dixon, 
   Mixed Media
Afsaneh Djabbari-Aslani, 
Erin Dolan, Painter
Amy Dolego, Photography
Jennifer Drolet, Painter 
Ganga Duleep, Painter
David Dunlop, Painter
Philip Eliasoph, Writer
Jeanine Esposito, Mixed   
Katherine Evans, Painter 
Susan Fehlinger, Painter
Louise Flax, Mixed Media
David Laurence Flynn, 
   Lighting Designer
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
Robin Jopp Gilmore, Mixed 
   Media and Upcycled 
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/
Carolina Guimarey, Multi-
   Media Artist
Barry Guthertz, 
Dorothy Hafner, Sculptor
Don Hamerman, 
Mary Harold, 
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, Painter
Emily Kelting, 
Karen Kent, Painter
Susan Keown, Painter/  
   Mixed Media/Ceramicist
Niki Ketchman, Sculptor/
Jin Hi Kim, Musician
Lesley Koenig, Painter
Moki Kokoris, Visual Artist
Richard Koleszar, Painter
Xiao Mai Kong, Painter
Michael Kozlowski, Painter
Joanie Landau, Jewelry 
Lydia Larson, Painter
Emily Hamilton Laux,
Katya Lebrija, Painter
Eric Jiaju Lee, Visual 
Phyllis Lee, Visual Artist
Julie Leff, Painter
Susan Leggitt, Painter
Hey Lepetit, Painter
Julia-Rose Liptack, Painter
Barbara Loss, 
Shelley Lowell, Painter/ 
Jane Lubin, Mixed Media
Laurie MacLean, 
   Choreographer, Dancer
Mark Macrides, Painter, 
Jessica Makin, Painter/ 
Connie Manna, Painter
Mary Manning, Painter/
Elizabeth Marks, Painter
Nadia Martinez, MultiMedia
Sooo-z Mastropietro, 
Barbara Mathis, Painter
Megan Bonneau McCool, 
Grace S. McEnaney, Painter
Nancy McTague-Stock, 
Shanna Melton, Poet
Peter Mendelson,
Kristin Merrill,
Toby Michaels, Painter
Jay Misencik, Photographer
Day Moore, Painter
Nancy Moore, Painter
Brechin Morgan, 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
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
Igor Pikayzen, Violinist
Diane Pollack, Mixed 
Karen Ponelli, Painter 
Lynn Carlson Popat, 
Jennifer Prat, 
Joseph Provey, Painter
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
Lizzy Rockwell, Painter, Illustrator Author
Alyse Rosner, Painter/ 
   Mixed Media
Richard Sadlon, Musicians
Renee Santhouse, 
   Graphic Artist 
Jill Sarver, Painter
Ellen Schiffman, Fiber 
Norma Schlager, Fiber 
Marianne R. Schmidt, 
Guy Sealey, Multimedia
Rick Shaefer, Visual Artist
Barbara Shea, Writer
Alissa Siegal, Painter
Norm Siegel, Painter
Lisa P. Silberman, 
Nomi Silverman, Printmaker
Phyllis Sinrich, 
Megan Smith-Harris, 
Cleo Sonneborn, Painter 
Rene Soto, Painter
Liz Squillace,   
Connie Stancell, Painter
Barbara Stewart, Painter
Pam Stoddart, Painter
Florence Suerig, Visual 
Denise Susalka, Painter
Janice Sweetwater, 
Susan Tabachnick, Sculptor
Juliette Tehrani, Painter
Mich Theebs, Poet, 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
Al Coyote Weiner, Painter
Ann Weiner, MultiMedia
   Conceptual Artist
Peggy Weis, MultiMedia
Gregg Welz, Paper Artist
Jahmane West, 
Cynthia Whalen, Painter
Joan Wheeler, Painter
Elizabeth White, 
Jarvis Wilcox, Painter
Bruce Williams, Painter
Jen Williams, Painter
Jonah Wilner, Painter
Tammy Winser, Mixed 
Nancy Woodward, 
Dmitri Wright, Painter
Jeffrey Wyant, Visual 
Greg Ziebell, Painter
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Heide Follin and Susan Leggitt were two of the four artists selected at the Carriage Barn Arts Center's  2017 Annual Member Show to participate in a special group exhibit at New Canaan's Sorelle GalleryThe Carriage Barn Collection. The show runs through Aug. 24, with a special closing reception Thurs. Aug. 23, 5-8pm, that coincides with New Canaan Chamber of Commerce's Taste of the Town Stroll
Andrea Bonfils has work included in the magnificent exhibition of 80 master photographs in Photography's Greatest Icons at Isabella Garrucho Fine Art on exhibit through Sept. 10. 
Heide Follin was one of the four artists selected at the Carriage Barn Arts Center's 2017 Annual Member  Show to participate in a special group exhibit at New Canaan's Sorelle Gallery: The Carriage Barn Collection. The show runs through Aug. 24, with a special closing reception Aug. 23, 5-8pm. At right, Prayers in the Wind (two 18x18 pieces) and No Ordinary Place (2017, acrylic on board, 18x36) are among the work selected for the show. Heide comments that these acrylic paintings "bring to life my mystical experience in the unique himalayan country of Bhutan. I wove prayer flags and ethnic textile designs into the landscape of mountains and valleys and buddhist teachings."
Kate Henderson is one of five new artists at New Haven's Kehler Liddell Gallery (873 Whalley Ave.) in a show, Take 5, running through Aug. 26th. Kate’s current series of pastel collages is titled “Adventures in Life, Feminism, and Beyond.” At right, Sublimation (2018, pastel on paper, 33x25, detail; click for complete image) As with all her work, Kate is interested in the energy of line and gesture and how that transforms our perception of reality.
Joanie Landau has one of her digital photographs in the Loft Artists Association 40th Anniversary exhibition, Stamford and the LAA, at the UCONN Stamford Art Gallery. Tree on Main Solo (2018, digital photograph; detail at right click for complete image) highlights a beautiful tree that Joanie found in Westport. The LAA exhibit runs through October 4th. 
Susan Leggitt was also one of the four artists selected at the Carriage Barn Arts Center's 2017 Annual Member  Show to participate in a special group exhibit at New Canaan's Sorelle Gallery: The Carriage Barn Collection. The show runs through Aug. 24, with a special closing reception Aug. 23, 5-8pm At right, Quietly Flowing (2017, oil on canvas, mounted on cradle board, 11x14, click for complete image). Susan comments that the paintings in the Sorelle show are from her minimal landscape series: "I am distilling the landscape to its most pertinent elements, using only 2 or three colors, thus giving each painting a Zen-like quality."
Amy Oestreicher will have a staged reading of her play, Factory Treasure, at the Identity Theatre, performing at El Barrio Art Space (215 E. 99 St., NYC)   Aug. 26th, 6:45pm. The reading supports a company in which able-bodied and disabled can work together - Identity Theater Company is a group of differently abled artists devoted to exploring and challenging issues of the human condition. More...
Chris Perry has two pieces in The Book As Art v.6.0 Pulp at the Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur, Georgia, through Sept. 28. Click the link to the show above for an online catalog. At right an image of Chris' two pieces:  163 Ripples: ladder (fish) and 172 Ripples: meltwater (click titles for larger images of each work).

Jay Petrow was recently accepted into the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) Residency, one of the leading artists communities in the world, with national and international writers, visual artists and composers in residence. One of the paintings used in his residency application was Circus (2018, acrylic on canvas, 30x36; detail at right, click for larger image). Jay says he plans on using his time at the residency to paint larger canvases exploring his experiences fathering an autistic child.
Barbara Ringer has a piece in Metamorphosis, Imagery of Transformation, an all medium art exhibit at Art & Frame, Danbury, opening with a reception, Sat. Aug. 18, 5-7pm (with live music, hor d'oeuvres, wine and beer) and running through Sept. 22. At right, detail of Barbara's Change Hurts (2018, photo-based mixed media - canvas, thread, cotton batting, steel mesh, and wood - 24x18x3; click for larger, complete image).
Mariya Rivera has a painting in the Katonah Museum Artists’ Association juried exhibition, It’s About Color, at Pound Ridge Library, August 28 – September 28.  A reception will be held Sat., Sept. 8, 1 - 3pm.  Mariya's painting is Remembering (2011, oil on canvas, 24x24).

Rick Shaefer is showing a new series of seven botanical charcoal drawings, The Parson's Tale, inspired by the last of the twenty-four Canterbury Tales, at Sears Peyton Gallery (210 Eleventh Avenue, #802, New York) opening with a reception, Thurs. Sept. 6, 6-8 pm. At right, a detail of Untitled #1 (The Parson's Tale) (2018, charcoal on vellum mounted on aluminum, 61x48; click for full image). In the narrative of seven floral landscapes, Rick has given added emphasis to the small panoramas at the base and background of each piece - clues to the specific theme of each drawing.
Vin Verrillo is putting together a book of his photographs and paintings: A Separate Voice. At right, Untitled (detail), one in a series of photographic works Vin is experimenting with, using Lightroom. He says he was working on the original of the image, one in a series on water, in Lightroom, and noticed a section of the image conveyed exactly what he was looking for. He photographed that section and ran it through Lightroom again.
Sat. Aug. 18: Metamorphosis, Imagery of Transformation, Art & Frame, 60 Newtown Rd., Newtown. Opening Reception, 5-7pm (Barbara Ringer).
Thurs. Aug. 23: Sorelle Gallery, The Carriage Barn Collection. Closing Reception, 5-8pm (Heide Follin, Susan Leggitt)
Thurs. Sept. 6: Rick Shaefer, The Parson's Tale, Sears Peyton Gallery (210 Eleventh Ave., NYC). Opening Reception, 6-8pm.
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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The Brooklyn nonprofit arts organization  BRIC has appointed Kristina Newman-Scott as its new president (see New York Times article). BRIC is perhaps best known for its flagship summer concert series, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Kristina served as Director of Culture for the State of Connecticut since May 2015. Her last day of state service was August 2. Prior to this role, Newman-Scott served as the Director of Marketing, Events, and Cultural Affairs for the City of Hartford; the Director of Programs at the Boston Center for the Arts; and Director of Visual Arts at Hartford's Real Art Ways. "Kristina has done a terrific job bringing innovation and inclusion to our cultural programs and she will be sorely missed at DECD and across the state," said Catherine Smith, Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development. "I have depended on her strong arts experience, creative approach to problems and ever-thoughtful decision making abilities. Though thrilled for her and the opportunity that BRIC presents to Kristina at this stage of her career, we will feel the gap in the loss of her leadership at DECD. We wish her the best in her future role."  Kristina wrote in a final statement in her position: "I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the State of Connecticut as Director of Culture. It has been tremendous to work alongside a strong leader in Commissioner Catherine Smith, who empowered our team to be bold and innovative. I will miss my staff but know that they will continue to thrive. Connecticut has strong and vital arts and historic preservation communities, and I am encouraged by its willingness to double down on relevance, equity, access, diversity and inclusion (R.E.A.D.I) as a model to empower the citizens of our state."

The Stamford Art Association (SAA) invites artists to submit work for the next exhibit at Stamford's Ferguson Library (at the corner of Broad and Bedford Streets). This show is open to all SAA members and non-members and is a juried show. All two dimensional media are welcome. Cash prizes will be awarded. The theme of the show is “Fall Fantasy”. The opening reception will be Sept 12, 6 to 8pm. at the Ferguson Gallery.
Please submit up to 3 jpeg images to: no later than Monday, August 20. Jpegs should be clearly marked: jpeg #, last name, first name, title, size (WxH), medium, price.   Include contact information: name, email, phone, address, in email. Entries not properly labeled with all information will not be considered. Accepted artists only will be notified by email by Sept. 1. Work must be framed under Plexiglas and wired for hanging, not larger than 48x60” framed. Work framed under glass or not wired will not be accepted. Further information on exhibit requirements is posted here.   Receiving will be Thurs. Sept. 6, 5-7pm & Sat. Sept. 8, 10am to noon. Receiving is on the third floor of the Ferguson Library. Signs will be posted for the receiving area. There is a $35.00 fee. All artwork must be for sale. A commission of 25% on work sold will support SAA. See full prospectus here.

AUGUST 27-28

The Rowayton Arts Center announces its Photography and Sculpture 2018 Exhibition for its Exhibiting Members. Exhibit dates are Sept. 2-22. The opening reception will be Sun. Sept. 9, 4-6pm. This is a juried show and the judge is photographer Joan FitzsimmonsProfessor of Studio Art at Norwalk Community College. Exhibiting Members may submit unto two works (one photograph and one sculpture or one of each). Exhibiting fees are: $20/1; $35/2. Receiving Dates: Mon. Aug. 27, 4pm-7pm, and Tues. Aug. 28, 11am-2pm. Pick up: Mon. Sept. 24, 4pm – 7pm, and Tues. Sept. 25, 11am – 2pm. Artists may become full exhibiting members in one of two ways: a) Multiple Juried Exhibition Acceptances: An artist who has been juried into any three Open Juried Exhibitions held at the Arts Center (in February, June and October) during a two-year period, is invited to become an exhibiting artist member; b) Artist Selection Committee: in January, May and September artists may apply by submitting work (next drop-off date is Thurs. Sept. 6, 12-5 pm. There is no submission fee; if selected, annual dues are $55. Submit three gallery-ready works (in painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, mixed media, watercolor, or textiles. Sculptors submit one work plus photographs of other sculptures. A Brief Biography and/or Artist Statement must accompany the work. For more information, click here. 

The Greenwich/Westchester Art Fair  will present a curated selection of up to 50 art galleries in the Greenwich and West-chester area. Some 50 artists will be selected to display their original works at this four-day cultural event attended by leading primary dealers, collectors, interior designers, and corporate art curators. The venue for the ArtFair is the Performance Art Center of Purchase College, located in the center of Westchester County - 5 miles from Greenwich, and 30 miles from New York City. Artists selected by the panel of renowned jurists will have their work displayed for sale at the ArtFair. In addition, they will receive a complimentary invite to the VIP event commemorating their works at the Performing Arts Center of Purchase College on the evening of October 13. The Competition is a unique opportunity for both new and established artists to raise the profile of their artwork on an international platform. With a seasoned panel of jurors and a motivated demographic of art aficiondos, the 2018 Greenwich-Westchester International ArtFair Competition is the one event this year that both established and emerging artists should not miss. Media: drawing, painting, photography, digital art and mixed media (sculptures and 3-D work must be accompanied by a pedestal). Fees: $75.00 (up to 3 images); $85.00 (4); $95.00 (5). Fee for 3 & 4 images includes a complimentary ticket to the ArtFair ($70.00 value), five images includes two tickets (value of $125.00). Venue parking of $15.00 not included. Jurors: Bruce Laurie and Karen Lamonica  Click for Prospectus here. 

The non-profit Spectrum Art Gallery (61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT) and Arts Center Killingworth is calling for artists working in all mediums to submit art for the first INDOOR/OUTDOOR Autumn Arts Festival, located in Madison, CT. The two-day event takes place Sat.-Sun. Oct. 6-7, 2018 and is limited to 40 participants (30 indoor and 10 outdoor artists). Festival artists have the additional option to exhibit work at Spectrum Gallery during the concurrent Group Gallery Show, September 21-November 4, 2018 and may add work to the Spectrum online shop  for added exposure. Only artists participating in the Festival may apply for the exhibition. Representational and abstract painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers, printmakers, fabric artists, glass and wood artisans, jewelry designers and crafters are encouraged to apply. Visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay, are all welcome. The Festival will be held at the American Legion Hall in Madison. There are 30 artist spots inside the Hall and 10 on the surrounding grounds to exhibit and sell artwork. The Arts Center provides a group tent and one 6-foot table per artist. $80, nonrefundable Participation Fee. Submit 3 digital images of artwork (300dpi, 1-2 MBs) to barbara@spectrumartgallery.orgInclude: title, materials used and size with each jpeg. Include: "Submissions for Autumn Arts Festival" in subject line. Also include 300-word (max) bio, describing artistic style, awards, education, participation in art shows, and other noteworthy information. Full prospectus here.

In Plain Sight/Site is an exhibition at Artspace New Haven, opening Nov. 2018 that aims to lay bare and intervene in the histories and formulations of labor, race and commerce that have arisen through centuries of uneven exchange via trans-atlantic slave trading routes that connected Western Europe, West Africa and the South American, Caribbean, and American colonies. Although centuries have passed, the impact of this system lingers like a ghostly presence beleaguering populations far and wide. This exhibition seeks to excavate the stories of these routes, by highlighting the integral roles of the enslaved populations and what their movements and labor produced. Artists are invited to submit works that incorporate the body, sugar, coffee, cotton, indigo, and/ or wood, as mediums or central concepts. They should explore an aspect of the New World slave trade, addressing what was at stake, what was lost, the geographic routes, and/or what was born of the era’s forced migrations—including changes in culture, industry, government, and landscape. Artists may submit work in any medium, including performance, and may address Southeast New England’s role in the triangular trade, and/or the region’s shaping of "American-ness" as we know it. Apply here.

The Connecticut State Assembly, through the Office of Legislative Management and in conjunction with the Connecticut Office of the Arts is seeking qualifications from Connecticut portraiture artists. All interested artists should submit a registration by going to the Office of the Arts' online Artist Registry at https://ctartistregistry. The deadline is September 4, 2018. For questions about the submission process, contact Tamara Dimitri at the Office of the Arts, at

CraftBoston is a biannual show and sale of fine contemporary craft and design. Both CraftBoston Spring and CraftBoston Holiday unite talented makers with passionate and knowledgeable shoppers throughout weekend-long events. The shows are produced by the Society of Arts + Crafts, America’s oldest non-profit craft organization, whose mission is to support excellence in crafts by encouraging the creation, collection, and conservation of the work of craft artists, and by educating and promoting public appreciation of fine craftsmanship. There is only one application, deadline, and fee ($40) to apply to both CraftBoston Spring 2019 and CraftBoston Holiday 2018. 175 exhibitors are included in CraftBoston Holiday, presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Special program-ming, including themed booths, a lecture series, mentor program, awards, and craft tours, create a sophisticated atmosphere for shoppers to learn about contemporary craft. Show dates: Dec. 14-16, 2018; Move-in dates: Dec. 12-13; Opening night party: Dec. 13. CraftBoston welcomes applications from both established and emerging artists making original work that shows exemplary execution of design, quality craftsmanship, creative use of materials, and superb aesthetic qualities. Artists that are new to CraftBoston will receive recognition in the show program guide and signage on the show floor.   Accepted media categories include: baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. To apply:   Submit five digital images to the jury via by midnight Sept. 10. Submit high-quality professional photo-graphs; and include the   $40 application fee for one or both shows.   CraftBoston 2018 jurors are: Brian Ferrell, Associate Professor of Art at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA; Brigitte Martin, creator and editor of crafthaus, an online social network for professional craft artists worldwide; and Janet Koplos, longtime Art in America writer/editor. Prospectus here.

The Outside In Gallery in Piermont NY and curator, Lisa D'Amico PhD, announce the Inside Small: Small Works Juried Art Exhibit, to be held Nov. 13, 2018 - Dec. 16, 2018, with an artists' reception on Nov. 24th, 2pm-5pm. This exhibition is open to all artists in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Artists outside of the area will be considered upon request. Artists may submit a maximum of three (3) entries for consideration. Inside Small challenges artists to create works no larger than 12″ in any direction with no limitation on imagination. Painting, drawing, photography, collage, printmaking, metal, glass, fiber, ceramics and sculpture are all welcome. Artwork must not exceed 12" inches x 12” inches (or 144” sq. inches), including frame or base. Artwork weight limited to 25 lbs. Artwork must have been completed within the past two years. If applicable, artwork MUST be ready to hang. All work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.There is no entry fee; however, artists whose works are selected will pay an installation flat fee of $25. Curated by Lisa D'Amico, the jurors for the show are artists: Grace Knowlton, Marlene Krumm-Sanders, and Eleanor Grace Miller. Artists may submit unto three entries for consideration by October 14, 2018. Mail photos/disks or email high resolution jpgs (max 3mb file) to or to Lisa D’Amico (Curator), PO Box 9204, Bardonia NY 10954. Selected artists will be notified via e-mail by October 21, 2018. Email any questions to Complete prospectus available here.
  • 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 Summer 2018 deadlines
  • Poets & Writers - the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests grants and awards available anywhere. See the P&W Grants Database

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families. Its mission is to provide financial awards to parents pursuing creative work. In 2018, the Foundation will make awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers. Additionally, it will name ten award finalists. The awards offer unrestricted cash, and recipients can use the funds as they see fit. This is an award program that rewards excellence in a creative field and the selection process is focused almost entirely on the strength of the submitted portfolio. Artists and writers with at least one child under the age of 18, and a strong portfolio of polished work, are welcome to apply. Given the intense demand for these awards (typically 3,000 applications), and the fact that the awards are based on demonstrated excellence in your discipline, emerging artists are not encouraged to apply. See list of previous awardees and follow the links to their work to get a feel for their level of craft. Generally, half the awards are made to applicants of color (read about this decision here). Writers may apply in the following categories: Creative Nonfiction; Early and Middle Grade Fiction; Fiction; Graphic Novels; Long Form Journalism; Picture Books; Playwriting; Poetry; Young Adult Fiction. Visual artists may apply in: Book Arts; Drawing; Fiber Arts and Textiles; Illustration; Installation; Mixed Media; Painting; Photography; Printmaking; and Sculpture. At this time applicants are not accepted in the performing arts, film/video /tv (including screenplays), music, jewelry, pottery, and other crafts. The application fee is $20 and the application has three parts: personal information; artistic information and the portfolio. The portfolio is the primary factor considered in evaluating each application. It should only include work created since becoming a parent and within the last 3 years. For detailed information and to apply, click here.

Through the New England Dance Fund, the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) will award small, catalytic grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreo-graphers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance. The Fund gives priority to timely opportunities with the goal of supporting a diverse group of artists from a range of cultures, disciplines, aesthetics, and career stages throughout all six New England states. Depending on the amount of funds available at a given deadline, applications for activities that would be eligible for a later deadline may be rolled over for consideration at the next deadline. Eligible choreographers are those that: have a Creative Ground profile with DANCE as the primary discipline; reside full-time and make work in one of the six New England states; be applying for an opportunity that will take place between Nov. 1, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2019. Eligible opportunities include: residencies; research trips; conferences; workshops or other trainings that build creative or administrative skills; tour planning; publication expenses; documentation; video shoots; artist fees needed to prepare the work for a pivotal presentation opportunity; hiring a consultant; mentorship. New England Dance Fund grants may be paid directly to individuals, 501c3 organizations, or to fiscal sponsors. The Fund does not support ongoing operations or activity, nor school, youth, or student companies and groups. Register and start your application here

artnet has a recent review of six sites that can help you sell your art online. It reviews, roughly in order of quality) Saatchi Art, ArtFinder, Vango, Gallery, Absolut Art and the Tappan Collective for what they do and don't do for you. Here are some of the headlines: Saatchi Art is one of the biggest sites with around 500,000 original artworks by more than 60,000 artists, priced between $125 and $100,000. Application is free and easy to complete, with helpful links to uploading images and creating a profile. You might get a boost by gaining a “seal of approval” from one of the site’s curators. Artists receive 65% of sale proceeds and payment comes 1-2 weeks after the work is delivered to the buyer. Overall, the user experience is very good. ARTFINDER boasts AI technology to match buyers with art they like, has 300,000 works by 10,000+ artists and 500,000 subscribers, priced from $13 to $11 million! Artists receive 67%. Generally the user experience is good. VANGO includes an e-gallery, studio manager software, and even a podcast. Prices range from $100 to $5,000. Artists receive 70%. The website proved difficult to navigate, so overall for buyers the experience is not so great. However, for artists the Vango Studio works as an “inventory management tool” to help compile, organize, and track the platforms you use to sell and the transactions you complete—making it a one-stop shop for operating your accounts at Artfinder, Saatchi, and other partner sites. Also, the Studio offers to help artists write their bios, shoot videos, and photograph their work. UGALLERY only accepts original works and has 7,000 artworks by 500 artists with prices ranging from $75 to $17,000. Artists get 50% paid 30-40 days after delivery. Overall "pretty good;" not as sleek a website, but with a responsive chat function and helpful marketing tips for artists. ABSOLUT ART collaborates with artists to produce limited-edition artworks, signed, framed, and delivered to the collector’s door. It contains 400 works by some 150 artists, priced from $105 to $3,065. The site promotes itself more as a tool for collectors to find new art to buy, not as a way for artists to promote themselves. Artists take 50%. Selection process for artists is exacting. TAPPAN COLLECTIVE was created to “foster the careers of emerging artists by giving them an online platform to sell their work, tell their story, and reach collectors all over the world.” It contains 1,300 artworks available by 56 artists with prices ranging from $15 zines to $12,000 unique sculptures. How you get in is unclear and the cut is undisclosed.

Long Wharf Theatre (LWT), a regional nonprofit theatre with a mission to create high-quality theatre that engages and inspires our community – is seeking a Front of House Manager to oversee the daily front of house operations for all performances and events including concessions; ensure the safety of patrons, volunteers, and staff through the proper implementation and enforcement of emergency procedures; oversee volunteer usher program; manage assigned events; and work with other key staff to support LWT’s mission, vision, and values. Essential Job Duties include: Front of House: serve as a welcoming face of the theatre for patrons; supervise and schedule bartenders, head ushers, and volunteer ushers; ensure patrons are safely and efficiently seated and ready for performance in a timely manner; enforce safety and fire; prepare and distribute detailed house reports with pertinent information after every performance; manage volunteer ushers, provide orientation and training, in positions for patrons seating, ticket taking/program dispensin; develop volunteer recognition and evaluation programs; maintain FOH staff and volunteer handbooks, and more. Concessions and Merchandise: manage budget and track concessions income; inventory and order concessions items as needed; oversee income and expense budget; seek ways to increase revenue from the merchandise and concessions sales, etc. Competencies: ability to work with Long Wharf employees in a collegial manner; ability to work alone or on a team, as needs require; strong written and verbal communications skills in English; self-motivated; ability to perform many tasks in one day, etc. To apply: email cover letter and resume to  with "Front of House Manager" as subject. For complete job description, click here.


Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret seeks a Social Media Marketing Manager who will play a key role in the management and maintenance of the theatre’s social media, traditional marketing, and digital marketing efforts. Additional duties will include box office will call and sales. Must be able to work on weekends. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Design and implement all email and social marketing campaigns
  • Coordinate, create, and produce content across social platforms
  • Monitor and maintain website content
  • Proofread print & digital marketing products
  • Coordinates photography at shows and other key moments
  • Develop a matrix for tracking and measuring the results of all digital marketing initiatives and generate weekly reports on results
  • Assist with special projects as necessary
  • B.A. in Communications, Marketing, English or related field
  • 2+ years experience in Marketing, preferably for a non-profit or arts organization
  • 2-3 years of professional experience handling Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Familiarity with Wordpress, Google Analytics, MailChimp or similar programs a plus
  • Interest in theatre a plus!
Experience: Social Media Marketing: 2 years; Marketing: 2 years; Theatre: 1 year
Education: Bachelor's of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Aldrich Museum: Marketing Manager
Kennedy Center/Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative: Expressive Arts Facilitator/Thereapist
Wadsworth Atheneum: Marsted Curatorial Fellow
Westport Arts Center: Marketing Manager/Graphic Designer

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Aug. 20: MOCA Tucson Artist Residencies Application Deadline
Aug. 20: Stamford Art Association/Ferguson Library Fall Fantasy Submission Dedline
Aug. 24: Rowayton Arts Center Autumn Juried Show Submission Deadline
Aug. 27-28: Rowayton Arts Center's Exhibiting Members' Photography & Sculpture Show 
Aug. 29: John D. Mineck Foundation: Furniture Fellowship Application Deadline
Aug. 31: Sustainable Arts Foundation: Awards to Artists with Families Application Deadline
Aug. 31: Greenwich-Westchester Artfair Competition Deadline. Extended Deadline

Sept. c1: Gallerie Heike Arndt (Berlin): Mini Prints Open Call Submission Deadline
Sept. c1: Artspace New Haven: In Plain Sight/Site Submission Deadline
Sept. c4: CT Office of the Arts: RFQ Portrait of a State Official. Registration Deadline
Sept. 8-10: Ridgefield Guild of Artists: Annual Juried Show 
Sept. 10: Society of Arts+Crafts: CraftBoston Holiday Submission Deadline
Sept. 14: NEFA: New England Dance Fund for Choreographers Application Deadline
Sept. 14: Socially Relevant Film Festival: Submission deadline
Sept. 15 Woven Tale Press Hamptons Photography Contest 
Sept. 28: The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Painters: Application Deadline
Sept. 30: Spectrum Gallery: Autumn Arts Festival, Madison: Submission Deadline

Oct. 14: Outside In Gallery, Piermont, NY: Inside Small Submission Deadline
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