Subject: Artists Newsletter August 31, 2018

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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County, CT
August 31, 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. Please be prepared with images (square headshots or logos, large, wide, "hero" images at a 3:1 width:height ratio, and a smaller image at a 2:1 ratio - see separate mailing). Also prepare a good, rich description of you and your work, perhaps from the "About" section of your own website. 
SavorCity continues its tour of the culinary hidden gems of the most diverse city in Connecticut by visiting Ola Latin Kitchen in Bridgeport's Brooklawn neighborhood on Wed. Sept 12A $30 prix fixe menu, prepared by chef-owner Rene Lemus, will delight you by the way he spins regional ingredients into beautifully balanced dishes, reflecting the cuisine of Latin America inflected with Portuguese and Spanish flavors. Flamenco and Latin music performed by guitarist Victor Anthony Ramirez and artist weavings by Ruben Marroquin. Reservations please: sign up now.
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: C. Parker Gallery, SM Home Gallery, Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, Gilles Clement Art Gallery and The Drawing Room. The full program will be announced shortly. Free to all, but reservations are required. Save the Date!

Wayne Keeley is a Danbury-based producer, director, writer, actor, teacher, author, and media attorney. He graduated with a J.D. from St. John's School of Law and a Masters of Laws (LL.M) from New York University School of Law. He's been nominated five times for an Emmy - and won two - as a producer of public service campaigns and announcements. He received the prestigious Chris Award for Outstanding Commercial, and a Bronze Plaque Award for Best Feature Documentary from the Columbus International Film and Video Festival. He has produced, written, and directed documentaries, educational programs, and music videos which have had national and international distribution. His videos also have been bestsellers on Billboard’s national charts. Today Wayne works exclusively and creatively with his partner Stephanie C. Lyons-Keeley and together they have produced and written Emmy Award-nominated programming, written, produced, and directed Off-Off Broadway plays, written screenplays, and co-authored novels. They are both members of the Connecticut Critics Circle, and you can read their thoughts on their blog, Pillow Talking. Watch out for their film The History Of Everything -- Kissy Cousins Monster Babies And Morphing Elvisdirected by Wayne, premiering at the Bethel Cinema. See Wayne's webpageIMDB page and Wikipedia entry.

Annamari Mikkola is a nationally recognized photographer, designer and art director. A Finnish native, she is now based in New Canaan. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows both nationally and internationally. Her Dollhouse photographs exhibited at Silvermine Arts Center earned a special mention in the New York TimesIn addition to being a fine art photographer, Annamari also has a long career as an editorial photographer. Her work has been published in multiple magazines and newspapers in Finland and the U.S..She serves on the New Canaan technology advisory committee and is a lead curator on the New Canaan Library Art Committee, recently co-curating with Gregg WelzHeide Follin & Ellen Schiffman: Organic Explorations, at the Library through Sept 23. Annamari works to assist organizations and individuals with art purchases, and offers curatorial consulting as well. She is a member of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, the Westport Artists Collective (see her work in the current Pop-Up show) and the Stamford Photography Club.  See her jewelry website here and her photography website here, her Facebook page and Instagram feed. 
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, 
Janine Brown
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, 
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
Wayne Keeley, Writer, 
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
Annamari Mikkola, 
   Photographer, Designer, 
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
– Latest List by Town of Organization and Creative Business Members: – Latest List by Town of Artist Members: here
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Rebeca Fuchs, Katya Lebrija, Annamari Mikkola and Elizabeth Marks are 3 of the 15 artists from the Westport Artists Collective exhibiting in the current Pop-Up Show that opened Wed. Aug 29, at the Westport Arts Center and closes with Artists Talks on Sat. Sept. 1 at 3pm. Each artist in the show is selected by one of the members in the previous Pop-Up. There are three of these a year.
Paul Berger, Nancy Breakstone, Michael Brennecke, Janine Brown, Bevi Bullwinkel, Miggs Burroughs, Trace Burroughs, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Eugenie Diserio, Afsaneh Djabbari-Aslani, Amy Dolego, Heide Follin, Maria C. Friscia, Ellen Gould, Emily Kelting, Joanie Landau, Phyllis Lee, Susan Leggitt, Steven Parton, Judy Peknik, Jay Petrow, Norm Siegel, Lisa Paulette Silberman, and Nancy Woodward all have work in the Carriage Barn Arts Center Annual Members Show, opening with a reception Sept. 9, 3-5pm
Nancy Breakstone will be showing Threads In The Sand (digital photograph, 31x31) at the Connecticut Women Artists', 89th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition at Tunxis Community College, Farmington, Sept. 1-28, with an awards ceremony and reception Sept. 8, 2-4pm. Nancy is also showing her photographs Sail Bins (25x20; detail at right) and Stormy Sunset In Rowayton (22” x 25”) at the Rowayton Arts Center's Photography and Sculpture Exhibiting Members Show, opening with a reception Sun. Sept. 9, 4-6pm, and her photograph A Break For Mom (digital photograph, 20x30) was selected for the Carriage Barn Arts Center's Annual Members Show, opening Sept. 9
Trace Burroughs has his Cognition, a 36" x 24" digital painting in the Carriage Barn Art Center's Annual Member Show, which opens with a reception, Sun. Sept 9, 3-5pm. Trace's digital painting Metropolis, (72x36, at right) was chosen among 89 other artists for Art Elevated, a public art initiative launched by New York's Garment District Alliance in partnership with Orangenius. The art replicated on banners will be hung on lampposts throughout the Garment District, creating a fantastic aerial art gallery, on view from Sept. 3 to Oct. 30, 2018. "The two-month exhibition is expected to be viewed 21 million times, as New Yorkers and people from around the world are drawn to the Garment District as a destination for dining, shopping, and fun."
Heidi Lewis Coleman is exhibiting several of her mixed media pieces, with artist Kathy Draper, in Convergence, a new show, sponsored by the Silvermine Arts Center,
at the New Canaan Historical Society.  A reception will be held on Thurs. Sept. 6, 5-7pm. The show runs through Sept. 15. At right, Heidi's Dragonstone (acrylic & cut paper on watercolor paper, 22x22, framed; click for larger image), part of her Dreamscape Series, an exploration of imaginary landscapes inspired by the ancient lands of mythology and cultural lore, whether historical, fictional or fantastical.
Eugenie Diserio's Ruby Vortex (acrylic on canvas, 40x30, detail at right, click for complete image) was selected for the Carriage Barn Arts Center's Annual Members Show, opening Sun. Sept. 9, 3-5pm. Eugenie says, “This painting is from an older series focusing on gestural brushstrokes...I felt this one stood strongly on its own as the subject of Ruby Vortex.”
Ganga Duleep had two paintings in the 2018 Chianciano Bienalle, recently concluded at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chianciano Terme, in Tuscany. She   received a prize for excellence. Pictured at right is Ganga with her Matinee (oil/acrylic on brushed silver, 36x36). She also showed Sayonara. Ganga reports she has been selected for the 2019 London Bienalle, to be hosted at the Chelsea Old Town Hall. 
Joanie Landau's digital collagraph, Venice, CA  (printed on archival ink jet paper, face mounted to 1/4" plexiglass, 30x30) was selected for the Carriage Barn Arts Center's Annual Members Show, opening with a reception Sept. 9, 3-5pm. Joanie writes that the piece symbolizes for her "renewal, birth and hope in a world in the midst of dark times. I felt a change in my own spirit once the Northeast doldrums lifted and the daylight hours got longer, imagining flowers blooming out of my own body. Inspired by a quote from the Brave Girls Club, 'If you can’t find any roses to stop and smell, then paint some, sew some, dream some up…there is always a way to find what we are seeking.'”
Katya Lebrija is showing four pieces from her Destinations Collection at the Westport Artists Collective's Pop-Up show at the Westport Arts Center. She comments that these paintings "take the viewer to imaginary places full of organic shapes and colors." At right, detail of her Water’s Edge (2017
acrylics, 24x36; click for complete image). Katya will be giving a talk about her work as part of the closing reception on Sat. Sept. 1 at 3pm
Annamari Mikkola has several photographs from her "Through The Tiniest Eyes" series at the Westport Artists Collective's Pop-Up show at the Westport Arts Center. This series plays with the larger idea of omniscience and, in this case, imagines an insect's eyes' view of flowers. At right Eternal form (2018, archival print and resin on wood; click for larger image)Annamari will be giving a talk about her work as part of the closing reception on Sat. Sept. 1, 3pm
Sooo-z Mastropietro has several pieces accepted into Crafting Change: New Textile Work by Students and Faculty at the Fashion Institute of Technology Sept. 15-Oct. 6, with an opening reception Sept. 20, 6pm. Sooo-z's work in the show includes: Mad Plaider (2016, woven sewn knit tubes, sculpture, 13x14x4; at right, click for larger image); Mad Plaider Berry Bertha (2017, silk charmeuse digitally printed in repeat from Mad Plaider art piece) and TAGS (2018, cotton Lycra tubes of fabric on board and hanging) comprised of many remnants and upcycled knits, "questioning the balance of supply and demand, practicality or luxury, and the haves versus the have-nots." 
Cynthia Mullins has her Big Orange, (oil on linen, 36x36; click on image for larger version) in a group show at The René Soto Gallery, opening with a reception celebrating René's birthday, on Sat. Sept. 1, 6-10pm. The show, Big Art Party, features the portraits of Suzana Jovanovic, from Holland, and of New York painter, Benjamin Casiano. GDM (Geoffrey Doig-Marx) will be body-painting LIVE at the opening. The show runs through Sept 23. Big Orange was part of a group of three paintings that won Mullins Best in Show at the Carriage Barn Arts Center's Spectrum, Natural Inspiration 2016 exhibition, juried by Gabriel de Guzman of Wave Hill Public Garden.
Amy Oestreicher reports that the staged reading of her new play, Factory Treasure, by Identity Theatre at New York's El Barrio Art Space last Sunday was a great success, and that the donations received helped contribute towards Identity Theatre’s mission to create a space for disabled and able-bodied actors to work together. 
Sat. Sept. 1: Westport Artists Collective Pop-Up Artists Talk, Westport Arts Center, 3pm. (Rebeca Fuchs, Katya Lebrija, Annamari Mikkola and Elizabeth Marks).
Sat. Sept 1: Big Art Party: Rene Soto Gallery, 6-10pm (Nancy Breakstone, Cynthia Mullins)
Thurs. Sept. 6: Heidi Lewis Coleman, Convergence, New Canaan Historical Society. Opening Reception, 5-7pm

Thurs. Sept. 6: Rick Shaefer, The Parson's Tale, Sears Peyton Gallery (210 Eleventh Ave., NYC). Opening Reception, 6-8pm.
Sun. Sept. 9: Carriage Barn Arts Center Members Show. Opening Reception, 3-5pm
Sun. Sept. 9: Rowayton Arts Center, Photography and Sculpture Exhibiting Members Show. Opening Reception, 4-6pm (Nancy Breakstone, Maria Friscia, Emily Kelting, Joseph Dermody)

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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Formed in 1922, the Silvermine Guild of Artists has been a hub for some of the most talented artists in the Northeast. Since that time, Guild membership has grown to over 300 artist members. Since its inception, guild membership has been a selective peer jurying process. New members are selected through a competitive review process. As a result, the guild has held its membership to high standards with many members having work represented in permanent collections of some of the world's most prestigious museums, as well as prominent private and corporate collections. If you're looking for a supportive community of nationally and internationally exhibiting artists, an opportunity to exhibit your work in a stunning gallery space, and a place to promote your work through the Galleries; website, social media, gallery shop and much more, then consider applying to become a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. Selection into the guild is based on several criteria such as creativity, uniqueness or timeliness, excellence of technique, compelling notion or idea, cultural or social relevance, professional presentation of work, clarity and continuity of style, and professional accomplishment.
Deadline for Guild Membership Application for Fall 2018: September 7, 2018. Fee $50. Apply here.


Southport's Pequot Library has announced its call for submissions to its 21st Annual Art Show. The juried exhibition will be on view from October 14 to October 21 in Pequot Library's historic auditorium, which provides an outstanding backdrop for the show. Submissions must be received by September 15 in order to be considered for entrance. Wet Paint: Fresh from the Studio is the main show - 125 works in all mediums exhibited in Pequot Library's Auditorium. The exhibit will be juried by Mattatuck Museum Director, Bob Burns. First Place winner receives $500 and a solo exhibition in Pequot Library's Perkin Gallery,   2019. Second place winner receives $250, and third place, $100. This year, the Library features: 21 Under 21 a show, open to   artists age 21 or younger, of 21 works, juried by 2017 Art Show winner Arpad Krizsan, to be exhibited in the Perkin Gallery. The winning artist will receive a solo exhibition in 2019. All media: painting, photography, mixed media, works on paper, drawing, multi-media, and sculpture will be accepted. Apply online hereMaximum of 5 works completed in the last 2 years and that have not been shown in a previous Pequot Library Art Show. Call 203-259-0346x113 or email with any questions. Pequot Library'c commission is 50% of sold art. Entry fee: $35 first, and $21 per subsequent piece ($10 per piece for "21 Under 21"). All artists will be notified of the status of their submission(s) by October 1, 2018. Full details here.

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery invites submissions from artists, 18 and over, for a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, to run from Oct. 25 through Jan. 18, 2019. The exhibit, entitled Street Level designed to feature works inspired by art in public places. Through art, public spaces have become the perfect canvas for many artists around the world, transforming walls, buildings, and neighborhoods into outdoor galleries. The Gallery is looking for pieces that take their cues from street art, guerrilla art, graffiti, tagging, stencil graffiti, poster art, and urban intervention. Clever uses of medium and interpretations on this subject are welcome, except freestanding sculpture.  For online guidelines and submissions, click here. Please e-mail any questions to The deadline for submissions is September 22, 2018.  The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s Art in Parking Places” placemaking initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces, helping to make Norwalk a more vibrant destination. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, call 203-831-9063, or visit

MIXMASTER @ the MATT is an exhibition at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT, that seeks to discover and recognize the talents of artists working in New England and the Tri-State region. Named after the infamous local highway exchange that includes 10 bridges, MIXMASTER the exhibition was initiated to support and recognize contemporary art, and provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their most recent work. The Mattatuck looks forward to highlighting the work of its artist members. Works will be judged by Ashley Dillman, Sales Director at Freight + Volume, a New York gallery established in 2005 by Nick Lawrence dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists. First Prize: $500 and a solo show in “The Lab”; Second Prize: $300; Third Prize: $200; Juror Selection: Upgraded membership to Director’s Circle; Visitor’s Award: Upgraded membership to Director’s Circle membership level and all benefits ($250 value). Prospectus link to be established shortly.
  • 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 Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) announces its 20th annual MONOTHON fundraising event with artist printing sessions (PRINT WEEK) scheduled the week of Sunday, October 14 (with Sun. Oct. 21, 10am-3pm, reserved for Youth MONOTHON: students ages 11-18). Print Week is a marathon of printmaking sessions, in which artists create monotypes, collaborating with Master Printers in intensive, 5-hour periods. A monotype is made by drawing or painting with ink or paint directly onto a printing plate, then placing paper over the surface and passing it through a press to produce a one-of-a-kind work of art. Seasoned artists who are adept at printmaking can find this intensive week inspiring, while for others it is an ideal occasion to give printmaking a try. Non-artists, too, have found making monotypes to be a fun way to get a hands-on learning experience. Over the past few years, local politicians such as Congressman Jim Himes and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling have had great success with their artistic experiments! At the end of each session, one print is selected to be auctioned at the Auction and Party.  At the fundraising Auction and Party (Sat. Nov. 17, 5:30-11pm) the Silent Auction includes prints from every artist who has printed during the printing sessions. To participate, see Prospectus here. Artist Fee is $250. Submit the form by 11:59 on Aug. 31 and receive a 10% discount.

As the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) approaches its 30th anniversary in May 2019, it announces the latest round of grant opportunities for Latino artists and arts organizations. Grants will support projects taking place in 2019, and applications are due Thurs. Sept. 6. The NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) is the only national grant program intentionally investing in Latinx artists and nonprofit arts organizations in the United States. (Latinx is a gender-neutral term increasingly used in lieu of Latino or Latina). To date, NALAC has awarded over 500 grants, reflecting an investment of $2.5 million. The NFA Artist/Ensemble grant program is for  Latino artists, in all disciplines, working individually or as part of a Latino ensemble, arts collective, or community-based arts group. Grant funds may be used to support areas including the creation, development, presentation and/or distribution of work; equipment purchases necessary for artistic production; research and travel; professional or career development; living and studio expenses; technical support, studio assistance or collaborations; documentation, production expenses and maintenance.. Artist Grant Award Amount: $5,000. The grant supports artists whose work demonstrates excellence and the potential for impacting the Latino arts field. For complete prospectus, click here.

The Coastal Arts Guild, based in Stratford, is offering two professional development opportunities in September. As part of its monthly meeting, Sept. 4, 7-9pm, the Coastal Arts Guild presents Suzanne Kachmar, Executive Director of City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport, discussing the relationship between artists and galleries.  Are you interested in having your work shown in an art gallery? Would you know how to make contact and how to submit your work? What do you need to do to get a gallery owner’s attention and stay on their radar? If you want the answers to these questions and more, Suzanne Kachmar will explain best practices for artists to present their work to art galleries in a way that looks professional and increases your chances of success. Free, but please sign up here.

The Coastal Arts Guild and The Milford Center for the Arts (MCAT) are sponsoring a free SCORE Small Business Workshop on Copyright Basics for Artists, Photo-graphers and Other Creative TypesWithout proper copyright protection, it is almost impossible for an artist, photographer or other creative type to build a unique and recognizable “brand” in the marketplace. Every creative professional needs to know the basics of U.S. and international copyright law. The workshop will be run by Cliff Ennico, a nationally recognized authority on legal issues in small business. Sign up here.
Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing

Thurs. Sept. 13
7-8:30pm $25

Brian Tate has decades of experience helping artists use marketing strategies to tell stories to specific audiences to drive a specific outcome. Learn his patented Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing to craft the story about your work that you want to tell. Details and Registration.
Website, Blog & Email Essentials

Tues. Sept. 18
7-8:30pm $25

Once you've developed your marketing strategy, learn how to make a website that details your mission as an artist, and send emails to keep your growing audience informed about your practice. Artist Sue Schaffner, of Dyke Action Machine, will give you the tools to present your best digital self with web presence case studies, and the most up-to-date best practices for online communications. Details & Registration.

The Silvermine School of Art is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant (Mon.-Fri. 9am to 5pm, but must be availablesome weekends). Highly administrative, strongly customer-service oriented, this position contributes towards the smooth operation of the School Office. Ideal candidate is friendly, patient, can easily adapt to different customer situations and learn new systems. Excellent opportunity to learn about the operations of a well-established non-profit community art school. Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree preferred; strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization; proven capacity to apply independent judgment in planning, prioritizing, and organizing multiple tasks in a diversified workload; highly detail-oriented, organized and motivated with a positive attitude. Must have computer knowledge, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; proven success in written communication, including proofreading and editing; a team player comfortable with collaborative work environment. Responsibilities: Registration of students via phone, mail and in person; advise students of course options; notify students of course/workshop changes; contact faculty with enrollment numbers; work with faculty in all capacities; design and layout all email blasts; maintain database; update database with new course and workshop schedule; prepare refund requests; update and edit website for school data, photos and event information; design flyers and posters for school; maintain mailing lists; coordinate and schedule private lessons. Valued: Non-Profit employment experience; office administration experience. Art background helpful. Silvermine School of Art provides year-round courses designed for full and part-time students of all ages and levels, from beginners to professional artists. To applysend cover letter and resume to

The Fairfield Museum and History Center (FMHC) seeks a Part-Time (seasonal: 10-25 hours) Manager for Burr Mansion. Responsible for managing all aspects of Burr Mansion events and public use, including special event rentals, event staffing, vendors, maintenance and marketing. Duties include: Rental - respond to rental inquiries, meet clients and lead property tours, distribute promotional materials and schedule event rentals; monitor compliance with rental guidelines, manage deposit and event rental payments; schedule and oversee event staffing; ensure smooth communication and coordination with vendors (caterers, event planners, rental suppliers, etc); communicate with renters and vendors to proactively solve problems; maintain updated preferred vendor lists; coordinate and schedule cleaners; communicate and coordinate maintenance and repair needs to FMHC ED and Town Building Manager to ensure facility is safe and well maintained; communicate and coordinate grounds maintenance issues with Town Grounds Manager; oversee use of 3rd-floor offices by renters. Marketing: Work with FMHC staff to distribute up-to-date venue materials to clients and vendors; oversee marketing program to promote and grow the Burr’s business, including on-line; work with FMHC ED and Office Manager to update business plan and budgets for Burr Mansion operations; in coordination with FMHC Executive Director, identify and solicit vendors and sponsors to enhance Burr facility. Desired Experience / Skills / Education: Professional, gracious, outgoing and helpful demeanor; high level of personal and professional integrity and initiative; schedule flexibility; event/property manage-ment and/or catering experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to successfully manage needs and expectations of clients and vendors; college degree preferred; adept with Microsoft Office programs; prior budgeting experience and basic income analysis. To Apply: email a letter of interest and detailed resume by September 14th to:
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Kennedy Center/Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative: Expressive Arts Facilitator/Thereapist
Long Wharf Theatre: Front of House Manager

MEMBERS: Please post your Job Opportunities in FCBuzz Classifieds:
Aug. 31: Sustainable Arts Foundation: Awards to Artists with Families Application Deadline
Aug. 31: Greenwich-Westchester Artfair Competition Deadline. Extended Deadline
Aug. 31: CCP Monothon 2018: Deadline for 10% Discount for Artist Print Week Oct 14-20)

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. c6: NALAC Fund for the Arts: Latinx Artist Grant: Application Dealine
Sept c7: Silvermine Guild of Artists: Membership Application Deadline
Sept. 8-10: Ridgefield Guild of Artists: Annual Juried Show Receiving Days
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: Pequot Library, 21st Annual Art Show. Submission Deadline
Sept. 15 Woven Tale Press Hamptons Photography Contest 
Sept 22: Maritime Garage Gallery Street Level  Submission Deadline
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

Dec 14: Mattatuck Museum: MixMaster. Submissions Deadline
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