Subject: Artists Newsletter, August 31, 2019

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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
August 31, 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.
The next program in our live interview series on WPKN 89.5FM, Spotlight on Arts & Culture, will bring the director of Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the ArtsPeter van Heerden, into the spotlight. Approaching his fifth anniversary leading the region's flagship performing arts center, Peter has brought an unprecedented international flair and perspective to this institution. A South African performance artist, with a Master's in Performing Arts from the University of Cape Town, he created the ERF 81 Cultural Collective, focusing on the culture and heritage of contemporary South Africa, before moving with his wife to Westport, where he then ran the Westport Arts Center for 4 years. What difference has his international perspective brought to the arts of Fairfield County? How is the Quick's program impacting the community, and issues - from gun violence to the health and wellbeing of our veterans to wealth disparity among our population? Get to know Peter, and the answers to some of these questions by tuning in Mon. Sept 9 to WPKN 89.5FM, noon till 1pm.
Register for a free, two-part evening workshop on Financial Fundamentals for Artists. The Cultural Alliance is partnering with the CT Office of the Arts in assisting with its Arts & Economic Impact Professional Development series of workshops developed with the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF). The workshop in our region is hosted by the Housatonic Museum of Art and will take place on two evenings, Tues. Oct. 29 and Wed. Oct. 30, 6pm-8:30pm. CEDF's Frederick Welk is the presenter. More information is available here  and below. Registration here.

Jennifer Moné Hill was born and raised in White Plains, New York, and now lives and works in Danbury. She studied Visual Arts at SUNY Purchase, and then began working as a commercial photographer, which she has now done for over twenty years. Jennifer’s curiosity has led her to simultaneously pursue many creative outlets including furniture making, hand dying fiber, and of course painting, which is now her greatest passion. Continuously learning technical processes, inventing new ways, and using old and new to conceive something beautiful is the common thread in all of her pursuits. Working primarily with acrylic paint, Jennifer explores viscosity, motion, vibration, and the interaction of color, to provoke emotion, spark curiosity, and visual delight. Her signature cell details and drips down the canvas sides are evidence of the movement and spontaneity of her process. Jen comes to painting with great enthusiasm, curiosity, love of color, nature, and positive energy. You may have seen Jennifer’s work on exhibit on the monumental screens at the Oculus World Trade Center, her solo show on LinkNYC across from Lincoln Center, at Viridian Gallery in Chelsea, and closer to home in recent exhibitions at the Mattatuck Museum, Rene Soto Gallery, Carriage Barn Arts Center, and Ridgefield Guild of Artists. See Jennifer's website, Facebook and Instagram pages. Catch a short video of her painting a work from her Fascination series.

Joseph Malfettone was born in Bridgeport and lives in Fairfield. He holds a BFA from the College of Fine Arts, Boston University, studied at La Scuola Internazionale Di Grafica in Venice, Italy, and has been privately trained in Venetian Renaissance Portraiture since the age of 16. His work deploys techniques of perception and psychology as a means to elevate an awareness of what lies beneath. His media include oil paintings, sculptures, prints and installations. He is currently launching a large series, Beyond The Veil, blending classical technique and state-of-the-art technologies through large-format paintings. It features opposing elements throughout history, geography, cosmology and human physiology. Designed to open the senses to qualities beyond everyday life, the series blends references across art history with current technologies, such as NASA multi-wavelength imagery. The series will also give the opportunity to view behind-the-scenes of the entire creative process and the ability to visit live. Aligned with this work is a message about the possibilities of being, perception and beauty - which has been developed in his podcast, Beyond the Veil. Joseph is exclusively represented by Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, Greenwich. See his website, Facebook and Instagram pages.
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 Hendricks
Gwen Hendrix, Fiber/Mixed Media
Lenore Eggleston Herbst, Dancer
Jennifer Moné Hill, Painter
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/ 
Joseph Malfettone, Visual Artist
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
 – Latest List by Town of Organization and Creative Business Members: here
 – Latest List by Town of Artist Members: here
Ana Badini, Daniel Wade Barrett, Lisa Berger, Paul Berger, Christina Blais, Nancy Breakstone, Michael Brennecke, Lucienne Buckner, Bevi Bullwinkel, Miggs Burroughs, Trace Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Yvonne Claveloux, Alicia Cobb, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Joseph Dermody, Afsaneh Djabbari-Aslani, Ellen Gould, Joyce Grasso, Judith lambertson, Joanie landau, Susan leggitt, Barbara Loss,Jim Malloy, Fruma Markowitz, Erin nazzaro, Eric Seplowitz, Norm Siegel, Lisa Silberman, Chris Toohey, Lee Walther, Joan Wheeler, Jarvis Wilcox, Nancy Woodward have work selected for the  42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, running Sept. 8 to Oct. 11, with an opening reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm.
Daniel Wade Barrett has work in the Ridgefield Art Walk (at Avenue K on Main through Sept. 8) and he also has his Probably Not (acrylic on canvas, 14x18; detail at right, click for complete image) in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, running Sept. 8 to Oct. 11, with an opening reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm.
Lisa Berger currently has work in three shows. At the Kent Art Association Members’ Show (through Sept. 8) she is exhibiting Golden Crown (ecoprint, 21x25); Rise and Shine (color photograph, 24x32); and Railcar Repose (digital photograph on archival paper, 24x32). In the Loft Artist Association's The Shape of Memories exhibition (through Sept 22) her digital photograph Well Travelled (25x34; image at right, click for larger version) was juried into the show. This shows an old truck at Orval’s Used Cars in Delta, CO. And in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center (opening with a reception Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm) she had her mixed-media painting Transcending Boundaries (acrylics, pastel, pencil, mono-type printing and other mark making tools on archival printmaking paper, 23x19) selected.
Lucienne Buckner is showing the latest in her Migrant series, inspired by the annual migration of the monarch butterflies to their hibernation forests in Mexico, at the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, opening Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Her 100 Monarchs is 12x12” cast resin and LEDs.
Nancy Breakstone will be showing her photograph Amagansett Wave (digital, 19x40, detail at right, click for complete image) at the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, opening with a reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm.  She will also be showing one of her photographs at the Rowayton Arts Center's “Marine and Coastal Art” Exhibit, Sept. 8-Oct. 5, opening with a reception on Sept. 8, 4-6pm.
Bevi Bullwinkel had her Dancing (2018, acrylic and rice paper collage on canvas, 24x24; click on image for larger version) accepted for the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, opening with a reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Bevi comments that this piece exemplifies her belief that music and art help unite our divided and appreciate other cultures. Dancing won the Hu Lindsay Award and First Place in the 2018 Rowayton Art Center's Abstraction exhibition.
Miggs Burroughs is exhibiting his lenticular piece, Signscape in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, running Sept. 8 to Oct. 11, and opening with a reception, Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Miggs explains that Signscape is a grid of 16 little signs measuring 6x6. "Using the black and yellow motif of street signs, each one displays two words that change from one to another in some whimsical or ironic way, giving the common street sign something different to shout about."
Trace Burroughs had his Feel the Heat, selected for the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, running Sept. 8 to Oct. 11, with an opening reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. This new multi media work fuses imagery with photographed abstract expressionistic paint strokes, splatters, drips and other shapes, before further layers are added to give a sense of depth.
Eric Chiang retouched a 2013 painting of his to create a new painting Transcending? (oil on linen, 36x30, detail at right) to make more explicit the aspects of transcendence for including it in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, opening Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. This piece is a reference to the series of paintings he was doing 2012-2013 such as "Are We Born Connected?"  He writes that when he saw how his painting had been evolving into a new stage, he asked: "Am I really transcending?"  Then he remembered his painting "Transcending" from 2013 and he went back and re-touched the painting, bringing it back to be more in line with his recent developments.  He sees the cello (himself) pulled away from its link (to the past) in order to "transcend" over various planets with its wounded body.  Of course, the wound came from breaking loose from its comfort zone. 
Heidi Lewis Coleman is exhibiting her Beginnings (2019, acrylic on canvas, 36x36; click image at right for larger version) in the Carriage Barn Arts Center's 42nd Annual Members Showopening with a reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Beginnings is part of Heidi's Dreamscape Series which reflects an exploration of imaginary landscapes inspired by the ancient lands of mythology and cultural lore, whether historical, fictional or fantastical.
Joseph Dermody is showing Round We Go (acrylic and ink, 30x30)  in the Carriage Barn Arts Center's 42nd Annual Members Showopening with a reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Of his piece, Joseph comments: "Sometimes it's not necessary to know where the process started, or what path it's taken, or where it's ended up, but rather how we are different because of it."
Eugenie Diserio’s Shadow Dance (acrylic and gold leaf on paper, 25x31; detail at right, click for complete painting) was included in in the Carriage Barn Arts Center's 42nd Annual Members Show, that opens with a reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Eugenie says, "I haven’t shown a painting on paper in a while. Excited to see Shadow Dance in this fun, fall season kick-off with my Fairfield County artist peeps!"

Afsaneh Djabbari-Aslani is showing her Le Jardin #2  (acrylic on canvas, 40x30) in the Carriage Barn Arts Center's 42nd Annual Members Show, opening Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Compare her acrylic Le Jardin #2 with her oil Le Jardin. She says she enjoys experimenting with traditional fine art oil painting and with the more contemporary acrylic approach. Oil paints give a luscious depth and texture that is sometimes missing from acrylic paintings. Acrylics however offer a freedom to manipulate, which is missing in oil. See more of her paintings on her website.
Joyce Grasso had her The Visit (acrylic on canvas, 30x30; detail at right; click for complete image) selected for the Carriage Barn Arts Center's 42nd Annual Members Show, opening with a reception Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Joyce also has a solo show, Coastal Expressions, at The Pequot Library, Sept 6 - Oct. 6, opening with a reception, Thurs. Sept. 5, 6:30-8pm, during which Joyce will give a short talk about her work. Joyce was the "Best in Show" winner of Pequot Library’s 2018 Art Show, Wet Paint: Art Fresh from the Studio. Grasso describes her acrylic paintings as creating a “feeling of place” with “bold colors, multiple layers and varied textures.” This exhibition also highlights Grasso’s mixed media collages with hand-painted acrylic papers on cradleboard.
New member Jennifer Moné Hill has her Iceland (acrylic on canvas, 12x36, detail at right; click for complete image) included in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, running Sept. 8 to Oct. 11, with an opening reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Jennifer comments that she takes much of her inspiration for her abstractions from nature and these cool colors are inspired by the beauty of Iceland.
Joanie Landau has her digital collage Paparazzi (30x30) will be on view in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, opening with a reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Paparazzi is a digital collagraph of multiple photographs from a day in Brooklyn, NY. This is part of Joanie's Unplugged series, born from her love of rock and roll music. She comments that the round-over-square print gives the intentional vibe of a record album. 
Susan Leggitt is showing her Fire Tree 2 (2014, oil on canvas, 36x24, detail at right) at the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, opening with a reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Susan tells us this was part of a series she did five years ago, where she created texture, and built up the color using several layers of glazes, to create a translucent effect.

Barbara Loss entered her Antoinette, Cannes (black-and-white photograph; detail at right, click for complete image) in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, opening with a reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Barbara says "This black-and-white photo taken in 1977 with my old Minolta camera is called Antoinette, Cannes. It’s from a series of people I photographed while sitting on a bench at the beach. This passerby looked like a friend of mine by the same name, I thought the name was fitting."
Jim Malloy’s abstract painting, Pinot Noir, (at right) will be on display in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, Sept. 8 to Oct. 11, with an opening reception on Sept. 8, 3-5pm. A resident artist at the Ridgefield Pride Art Center (RPAC), will have three works on display at the RPAC Gallery Grand Opening on Sept. 17, featuring guest artist Leslie Cober-Gentry. Jim’s paintings will include Every Breath, Moon Dancers, and Like Jagger. A festive Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 6-9pm.
Fruma Markowitz is showing a piece called Tikkun Olam: Winter Sparks III in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, opening Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Fruma tells us that this piece is made out of photographic prints that for one reason or another were not perfect enough to present as final works. She decided to recycle them by tearing them up and recombining them in new formats and shapes, using machine stitching with golden thread. “Tikkun Olam” is the Jewish Mystic concept of repairing the world. "In reusing materials that would normally be discarded and possibly added to a landfill, I’m doing my part in preserving our environment, repairing it if you will, while creating work that through its visual representation of details from nature, communicates the urgency of doing so."
Susan Newbold is in a two-person collaborative exhibition, Latitudes: East Meets West, with Nancy Mooslin, at City Gallery, 994 State St, New Haven, Sept. 5-29, with an artists' reception Sat. Sept 7, 3-6pm.
Amy Oestreicher will be leading an art-inspired writing workshop at the Palette of Sisterhood Gallery, Sept. 8, 5-8pm.  Participation is free and open to writers and non-writers alike.  The workshop will also include a book signing and short reading from Amy's newly released memoir, My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful. Amy's art is currently displayed at the Gallery through September 15th.

Jay Petrow is finishing up his month at Weir Farms National Historic Park as the artist in residence for the month of August. Jay reports: "given a beautiful studio to paint in and an historic cottage to live in, my time here has been very productive. Influenced by the multitude of shades of green from the forest and nearby meadows and the reds of the historic houses, my abstract paintings naturally picked up on these colors. Left alone to work on my craft,  I feel like the concentrated time here has accelerated my progress and I look forward to my two new residencies in January. I am returning to VCCA in Virginia and also have a two week stint at the Vermont Studio Center." At right, Jay's Supernova (acrylic on canvas, 60x36; detail, click for complete painting).
Rick Shaeffer's The Refugee Trilogy continues its tour of the country. Currently, through Oct. 14, it is at the Hand Art Center, Stetson University. In this show the three large 96"x165" charcoal triptychs are accompanying by almost two dozen preparatory drawings. Finished in 2016, the work is meant to address the long history of forced migration, displacement, and population upheaval that has plagued mankind almost from the very start. As Rick comments: "This has certainly has come home to roost on our southern border in the last couple of years and the contentious dialogue, over what is a meaningful and appropriate reaction, is indicative of the complexity of the underlying issues and prejudices that have historically surrounded these upheavals."
Eric Seplowitz has a solo photography exhibition, UnEarthed at the UConn Stamford Art Gallery, Aug. 28-Oct. 5, with an artist's reception Mon. Sept. 9, 5:30-8:30pm. In this, his latest series, Eric examines the direct connection between the larger, or macro-environment and the micro-environment. As the first phase of the Micro-Landscapes: Small on a Large Scale series, UnEarthed features rocks and minerals as the subject of the investigation. Eric also has Survival (black-and-white digital photograph, 12x18 [20x26 framed], detail at right; click for complete image), in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center (Sept. 8-Oct. 11) opening with a reception, Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. As Eric puts it: "The high elevation and tough weather in the Rocky Mountains make survival a challenge, but these roots anchor and nourish the trees."
Alissa Siegal is slated to be the next artist in residence at Weir Farm National Historic Park beginning Sept 1. She will be giving an artist talk at the Wilton Library on Sept. 9, 6-7:30pm. At right Alissa's Wildflowers and Butterflies (Weir Farm) (charcoal, acrylic, and oil paint on canvas, 30x40, detail at right: click for complete picture).
Norm Siegelwill be showing work in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, opening Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. He'll be exhibiting one of his awesome trompe l’oeil dimensional paintings of a classic 1955 Life magazine coffee table book with its time-worn dust cover: The World We Live In (oil on canvas, 24x18; detail at right; click for complete image). Norm essentially created the genre of “Coffee Table Book Paintings:” famous rare book editions and magazines that interest him, realistically rendered so you display them on a coffee table or on your wall. He comments: "I must confess in deriving pleasure from watching people attempt to turn the pages."
Kris Toohey is showing her Summer Evening (2018, oil on canvas, 20x20; click image for larger version) in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, opening Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. Kris was in a three-person show this summer at Gallery@Pearl: Summer by The Sea, and it is the sea, its light and marshes that are her inspiration. Kris comments that Summer Evening is "a moody marshscape typical of my atmospheric style, depicting the last rays of light fading across a salt marsh on a calm summer night." 
Jarvis Wilcox has a solo show, Emotional Connections, through Sept. 28 at Geary Gallery in Darien. The show is mostly of his seascapes and landscapes. The two-person show Reflections that he shares with sculptor Edward Walsh at The Gallery
at Rockefeller State Park, Sleepy Hollow, NY, with mostly his landscapes, is closing Sept. 11. And Jarvis is showing a representation of a new departure for him - cityscapes - at the Members Show at  Carriage Barn Arts Center (opening Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm), where he is including Sur les toits (detail at right, click for complete image)
Nancy C. Woodward is showing her Untitled (2019, digital photography, archival inkjet print, 15x15; click for larger image) in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, Sept. 8 to Oct. 11, with an opening reception on Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm.
Thurs. Sept. 5: Joyce Grasso, Coastal Expressions, The Pequot Library. Opening Reception and Artist's Talk, 6:30-8pm.
Sat. Sept. 7: Susan Newbold, Latitudes: East Meets West, City Gallery, New Haven. Artists' Reception, 3-6pm.
Sun. Sept. 8:  42nd Annual Members ShowCarriage Barn Arts Center. Opening Reception, 3-5pm. (Ana Badini, Daniel Wade Barrett, Lisa Berger, Paul Berger, Christina Blais, Nancy Breakstone, Michael Brennecke, Lucienne Buckner, Bevi Bullwinkel, Miggs Burroughs, Trace Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Yvonne Claveloux, Alicia Cobb, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Joseph Dermody, Afsaneh Djabbari-Aslani, Ellen Gould, Joyce Grasso, Judith lambertson, Joanie landau, Susan leggitt, Barbara Loss,Jim Malloy, Fruma Markowitz, Erin nazzaro, Eric Seplowitz, Norm Siegel, Lisa Silberman, Chris Toohey, Lee Walther, Joan Wheeler, Jarvis Wilcox, Nancy Woodward)
Mon. Sept. 9: Eric Seplowitz, UnearthedUConn Stamford Art Gallery. Opening Reception 5:30-8:30pm.
Mon. Sept. 9: Alissa Siegal, Weir Farm Artist in Residence, Artist's Talk. UConn Stamford Art Gallery. Opening Reception 5:30-8:30pm.
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Established in 2004 by artist and musician Shawn James, The Greenpoint Gallery is a non-profit arts organization focused on emerging artists and offering classes, lectures, career counseling and affordable exhibition space. By fostering both creativity and business skills, the gallery's mission is to empower artists and help them navigate the art market as well as establish a path towards achieving their career goals. Applications now open for the first in a season of weekly one-night-only Fall Salon shows where you can win $200 and a solo show. These juried shows are always well attended and boast record art sales and a large community of fellow artists and art lovers. All mediums accepted; size limit 24x36. There is no application fee; only a $5 registration fee per work accepted into the show. Submit jpegs or a link to your website to Accepted work must be delivered in person to the gallery ready to hang. Deadline for registration and drop-off is Sept 12, 11pm

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 + CraftsThere is only one application, deadline, and fee ($40) for both CraftBoston Spring 2020 and CraftBoston Holiday 2019. 175 exhibitors are included in CraftBoston Holiday, presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay. Special programming creates a sophisticated atmosphere for shoppers to learn about contemporary craft. Show dates: Dec. 13-15, 2019. Applications welcomed from established and emerging artists making original work that shows exemplary execution of design, quality craftsmanship, creative use of materials, and superb aesthetic qualities. Accepted media categories include: baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. To apply: submit five high-quality professional digital images to by midnight Sept. 16. Include the $40 fee for one or both shows. CraftBoston 2020 jurors are: Jean McLaughlin, former Executive Director at Penland School of Craft; Jillian Moore, a maker of art jewelry and a writer; and Sarah Turner, president of North Bennet Street School in Boston. Prospectus 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
  • 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

The National Parks Arts Foundation offers $2,000 stipend for successful applicants for its Winter Holiday Artist in Residence on the island of Hawaii. Artists working in all media are welcome to apply. "The epic volcanic explosion has subsided, the park is open again and NOW is the time to artistically interpret this magnificent world wonder." Residencies are for a one-month term in December 2019 - Early January 2020. The residency includes a $2000 stipend, a studio, housing, events, a Dolphin & Manta Ray Excursion and more. Artists will stay at a spacious house just outside the park boundaries, a two-story 3-bedroom, 3-bath home, with a recording booth, meditation area and art studio conversion with panoramic views of the ocean. The Park boundaries include two legendary and sacred volcanoes, Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, as well as rainforests and mysterious and ever-changing active lava flows. Application fee: $55. Apply with relevant material: 3-7 images, 3 min video; 3-7 3-min audio pieces; unto 20-page pdf; a project proposal summary, CV and personal bio (700 words or less). Apply here.


ArtsWestchester, in partnership with Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) and the City of White Plains seeks proposals for a permanent site-responsive work of public sculpture for the City Square Development and the City of White Plains. It is located at 50 Main Street at the corner of Main and Bank Street and is the Gateway to Downtown White Plains. City Square is a luxury mixed-used complex centrally located at the business and transportation heart of White Plains, NY. The free-standing, site specific exterior sculpture will enhance and enliven the streetscape. It will adjoin the entrance to 50 Main Street, the city’s premier Office Building and adjoining an outdoor dining plaza. The jury will consist of representatives of Ginsburg Development, ArtsWestchester and White Plains. 
Commissions must be completed by May 2020, in preparation for installation on-site in June, 2020. The $120,000 commission will cover all services from final design through installation including artist fee, final design documents, fabrication, insurance, artwork transportation to the site and installation of the sculpture at the site. Full details with site images and renderings here.

Recognizing the significant lack of venues and support for young and mid-career writers working across the United States, Gulf Coast Magazine established The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing  to bring exposure to writers who are dealing with the spirit of the age and unafraid to ask difficult questions. The 2019 Beauchamp Prize will be judged by Jessica Lynne, art critic and a founding editor of Arts.Black.
Grounded in both scholarship and journal-ism, critical art writing occupies a specific niche. The best examples appeal to a diverse readership through an accessible approach and maintain a unique voice and literary excellence. The Beauchamp Prize will consider submissions of work that has been written (or published) within the last year. A variety of creative approaches and formats to writing on the visual arts are encouraged, and can include thematic essays, exhibition reviews and scholarly essays. There will be one first place prize of $3,000 and two runners-up awarded $1,000 each. Entries for should be a single piece of prose, written in English, not exceeding 1,500 words. We will accept submissions both via Submittable and via postal mail. Click here for online submissions via Gulf Coast’s Submittable. Submit your work as a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. All work submitted must have been written or published within the last year. The contest will be judged blindly, so do not include your bio, your name, or any contact information in the uploaded document. There is no entry fee for online submissions. Details here.

Founded in 1979, The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is the largest and longest running not-for-profit dedicated to independent film. It fosters the develop-ment, production and promotion of thousands of international projects in film, media and beyond. Fiscal Sponsorship: Most funders restrict donations to independent projects to tax-exempt organizations, such as IFP. The Fiscal Sponsorship program is a legal and financial mechanism by which IFP serves as a conduit for financial resources and provides support and oversight for independently produced film projects. Projects Fiscally Sponsored by IFP are able to give donors the incentive of a charitable deduction for income tax purposes, a service individual filmmakers could not otherwise offer. It also enables filmmakers the ability to access foundation and government grant funding that may only be accessible to non-profit organizations or fiscally sponsored projects. IFP’s Fiscal Sponsorship program also offers financial and administrative support, competitive administrative fees, and the reliability of working with an established filmmaker support organization. IFP is dedicated to support independent filmmakers with the strategic planning and releasing of their film projects. Granting organizations carefully examine institutional factors before awarding grants, including whether your project has community support. Submit your project here.

Red Bull Arts is an experimental, non-commercial arts organization dedicated to the cultivation and advancement of the arts. As one of Red Bull Arts two public-facing spaces, Red Bull Arts Detroit offers dynamic educational and public programming and is the home of our curatorial fellowship, local micro-grant initiative, and artist residency program, which provides housing and studio space each year for 9 emerging artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Residencies are for two months and an $8,000 stipend, a $2,000 budget for production of work during the residency, and access to the local arts community through studio visits, exhibition tours, and personal connections are provided. The Residency is designed for artists at all stages of their careers interested in experimenting with new techniques, developing new work, or focusing on research. Artists should be working actively in the fields of visual, sound, or performance art. Three residency terms are: April 1 – June 1; July 1 – September 1; October 1 – December 1. Applicants submit a portfolio of images documenting their work (up to 10 images max), as well as a CV, an Artist Statement, and Statement of Purpose. Red Bull Arts Detroit’s 2020 Selection Committee comprises artist, writer and curator, Michelle Grabner; writer, artist and Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Legacy Russell; artist and 2018 Red Bull Arts Detroit Artist-in-Residence Joiri Minaya; and art historian and theorist Michael Stone-Richards. Full details here; apply here.

A Blade of Grass (ABOG) is a nonprofit  providing resources to artists who demon-strate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. Staff evaluates the quality of work by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue. The A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art supports courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures to enact social change. ABOG is committed to providing relatively unrestricted funding that incorporates a collaborative research component. Fellows receive: $20,000 in minimally restricted support; compre-hensive written field research reports that use action research methodology; expenses-paid 2-day orientation retreat in NYC to engage a cohort of peer artists and A Blade of Grass staff and board; ongoing invitations to networking events for all ABOG Fellows and alumni twice annually; ongoing promotion of fellows' projects through ABOG social media networks and website. ABOG provides direct financial support to artists. The Fellowship is designed to support artists that are using great art to enact a social change in the world. When reviewing proposals, we look at artistic value, a plan to enact social change, and the quality of the artist’s engagement practice. For POC Emerging Fellows we will also take into account the applicant’s financial need based upon applicant’s explanation of annual income and expenses. Finalists may be asked to provide further financial documentation for clarification. For further information, and to apply, click here.

Common Field is a national network of independent visual arts organizations and organizers that connects, supports, and advocates for the artist-centered field. Founded in 2013 and launched in 2015, the Common Field network has 700+ members across 43 states. Programs include national convenings, grants, research, resources, forums, meet-ups and advocacy. For its national convening in Houston, April 23-26, 2020, it has announced an Open Call for session and project proposals. The Common Field Convening brings together 500+ visual arts organizers for a four-day gathering to share resources, ideas, and methods for artist-centered spaces, projects and practices. The Convening is a place for practical and social exchanges exploring the current state of the artist-centered field. Common Field seeks proposals for workshops, conversations, panels, and other forms that facilitate value-driven discussions as well as tool and skill sharing. Current Common Field Members are eligible to apply. If you’re not a member and would like to join, learn more and sign up here. Scholarships are available. Deadline for submitting session and project proposals is Oct. 28, 2019. Propose a session here.
OCTOBER 29 & 30

A free, two-part evening workshop on Financial Fundamentals for Artists is being offered by thCT Office of the Arts as part of its Arts & Economic Impact Professional Development series of workshops developed with the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF)The workshop in our region is hosted by the Housatonic Museum of Art and will take place on two evenings, Tues. Oct. 29 and Wed. Oct. 30, 6pm-8:30pm (networking at 6pm; program from 6:30pm). CEDF's Frederick Welk is the presenter. The path to sustainability involves assembling essential business knowledge and applying the principles when making decisions that impact the work and your livelihood. This two-part introduction lays the groundwork for understanding small business financial fundamentals so you can temper decisions with a balanced eye toward the long term. Whether you are a visual artist, performer or educator hoping to make your passion pay the bills, the truth is you need the same knowledge as the owner of any small business. More information is available here. Registration here.

The Wilton Historical Society seeks a Museum Educator who will lead and implement the Society’s ongoing 1st, 2nd, and 5th grade curriculum-based education programs. In addition, the Museum Educator is responsible for managing a full calendar of education programs for all ages at the Society, of which a key component is Saturday programs for kids. This position provides support for the marketing efforts to promote all programs. Description: Reports to Co-Director, Education. Supports programming and communication between schools, teachers, students, families, and other non-profit organizations to provide a minimum of: continuing existing curriculum-based Colonial education programs; continuing Scout programs and Colonial Summer Camp; Saturday programs for kids, one adult program monthly; Star, Inc. seasonal programs for disabled adults; work with Chair of Volunteers on staffing as needed; plan program activities, provide full program descriptions, procure supplies, and organize materials, set up and clean up the activities; keep accurate and up to date records of program expenses, attendance data; provide Museum Tours as needed; assist with marketing efforts: tasks include posting flyers, posters and signs; sending press releases to media and calendar listings; connecting with local affinity groups to promote programs; assist with Betts Store Museum Shop: check out purchases, help customers. Assist with fundraisers. Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements: Must have genuine desire to educate and bring history to life. High energy team player with strong organizational and communication skills. Good writer with computer skills. Ability to take the initiative, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environ-ment. Ability to maintain clear records and provide goals and other information as requested for grant applications and reports.   Saturday work required as well as occasional Sundays and evenings. At least 2 years of experience working in a school or non-profit environment, preferably in programs and/or education. Graduation from an accredited four-year college. Hours: 24 per week, Tuesday-Saturday, with flexibility during the week. Apply for this job: send resume and cover letter; list of three professional references with contact information; contact: Kim Mellin, 

ArtsWestchester is looking for a highly talented full-time, in-house graphic designer. The ideal candidate will work to bring the organization’s brand to life in print and on the web with imagination and fresh ideas. The Graphic Designer will join a Communications & Marketing team and will need to have the ability to multi-task, meeting production deadlines and marketing goals. The department works to promote arts programs including: exhibitions, fundraisers, arts advocacy initiatives and also publishes a monthly arts newspaper. We are looking for a designer who can approach the position with creativity, innovation and imagination. The position will collaborate with one in-house graphic designer and report to the Director of Marketing. Major Responsibilities: Work within the ArtsWestchester brand to create promotional materials for all departments. Collaborate with marketing staff to make sure work is completed on schedule. Communicate with print vendors including obtaining quotes, releasing artwork for print. Work with ArtsWestchester departments to conceptualize, plan and schedule work requests for needed marketing materials. Work with our editor to lay out ArtsNews, our monthly publication (10 times per year). Create and edit videos for our social media accounts and website. Occasional need to work at evening and weekend events.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or fine art with 2+ years design experience. Strong graphic design portfolio including logo design & longer publications with flowing text. Must be highly organized and with strong time management skills and have the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Comfortable working with non-designers to conceptualize & brainstorm creative solutions. Visual problem solver with excellent layout skills. Knowledge of pre-press and printing processes (experience as a printer liaison a plus). Experience creating large-format graphics such as signage a plus.
Software: Expert in Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator; basic knowledge of Wordpress platform; knowledge of photography and filming; experience with Mailchimp; Adobe Premiere and After Effects desirable. Salary: Mid-$30k's depending on experience. ArtsWestchester offers a competitive benefits package. How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Debbie Scates Lasicki, Director of Marketing with “GRAPHIC DESIGNER” in subject line. No phone calls.

Artspace New Haven: Executive Director
Arts Westchester: Development Associate
Darien Arts Center: Office Manager
Greenwich Arts Council: Office Administrator
Greenwich Historical Society: Curator of Exhibitions and Collections
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. c7: National Parks Arts Foundation: Hawaii Artist Residencies Application Deadline
Sept. 10-11: Pantochino Productions: Auditions
Sept. 12: Rowayton Arts CenterAutumn Juried Show Submission Deadline
Sept. 12: Greenpoint Gallery, NY: Fall Salon One-Night-Only Submission Deadline
Sept. 13: ArtsWestchester: White Plains Public Sculpture Commission Application Deadline
Sept. 13: ArtsWestchester: White Plains Public Sculpture Commission Application Deadline
Sept. 15: Indpt Filmmaker Project: Fiscal Sponsorship Application Deadline
Sept. 16: CraftBoston2020 and Holiday Show Submission Deadline
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
Sept. 30: Gulf Coast Magazine: Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing Application Deadline
Sept. 30: Red Bull Detroit Artist Residencies Application Deadline

Oct. 16: A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art: Application 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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