Subject: Artists Newsletter, January 24, 2020

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JANUARY 24, 2020
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. See member benefits here. Join here..
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The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2020 Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards. The purpose of these awards is to celebrate the passion for arts and culture in Fairfield County, and to raise awareness of the quality and diversity of our arts and cultural life. Awards are made in five categories (Artist, Citizen, Corporate, Educator, and Nonprofit)  and will be presented at our 5th annual ACE Awards Breakfast, to be held Tues. June 9, 2020, at The Shore and Country Club, Norwalk. Nominations require contact information on nominator and nominee and a statement of up to 150 words giving the reason for the nomination. Click here to make your nominations.
David Green's interview with Robert Wolterstorff, the new head of The Bruce Museum is now available as a podcast at Dr. Wolterstorff was appointed in June 2019, just as the art and science museum began its $60 million overhaul that will more than double its floorspace and re-think what a museum can be. Wolterstorff is an art and architectural historian who brought major new attention and radically increased attendance tot the Bennington Museum in Vermont. Hear about his career trajectory and what he will bring to “The New Bruce”

Award-winning artist Camille Eskell exhibits her work extensively in solo and group shows throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Mexico, South America and Wales. Based in Norwalk today, she was the third girl in a turbulent Iraqi Jewish family from Bombay, and writes that she felt impelled "to explore the psychological legacy that shaped my perceptions, identity, and motivations. My work examines these cultural and family dynamics, with themes of vulnerability, rebirth, gender relationships, and social convention emerging across several series." Encompassing two- and three-dimensional disciplines, including drawing, painting, photo-based imagery, and sculpture, her works often bring these media together with a variety of other materials, found objects, and ready-mades that form layers of meaning. Her current series, The Fez as Storyteller, is a group of mixed-media sculptures and works on paper that explores the impact of her Iraqi-Jewish and South Indian cultural heritage. It questions the attitudes, conventions, and indoctrination that insular social and religious systems perpetuate over generations. Steeped in memory, the work addresses the effect of customs and beliefs, gender bias, domination, control, and emotional chaos that formed this background, to upend, critique, and commemorate this tradition. Camille's work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Hudson River Museum, Chrysler Museum of Art, MOMA/Wales, the Housatonic Museum of Art, and the Islip Art Museum. She was a recipient of the 2017-8 Artist Fellowship Excellence awards in the Visual Arts from the CT Office of the Arts, and has also received fellowships in drawing and painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the CT Commission on the Arts. See her website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages

Nancy McFarland is a painter living in Westport.   
Having received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, she continued to spend many years studying the human form throughout her long international career as an illustrator, art director and photographer. Her artistic vision was shaped by her close proximity to the Abstract Expressionists in New York, including her studies with Jack Tworkov and James Brooks, her lengthy work with still-life composition and lighting, and the close collaboration with her husband, Lowell McFarland, and his parallel career in sculpture. This all added to her artistic imperative to create larger-than-life figure compositions which are bold yet sensuous, highlighting the subtleties and often-overlooked nuances and negative spaces of the human form. This is done with skilled classical rendering techniques and results in paintings that are elegant, not shy, and sometimes startling. Nancy writes: "Painting is the culmination of my life of image making. It alone is the ultimate gratification that comes from the sheer joy of directly applying soft, buttery oil paint to a beautifully textured surface in order to present new views of our common bodies’ landscapes—by coming in close to the exquisite interstices, large and small, within the surfaces of the figure; those we hardly notice, but that exist in all humans, and then to discover the magnificent geometry, design, surface texture, varying light dynamics and surprise abstract shapes. This visual joy is what I aim to convey to the viewer of my paintings." Nancy has recently received the 2019 Dagny Hultgreen Prize for Painting at the Greenwich Arts Society's 102nd Annual Exhibition at the Bendheim Gallery. Nancy's next exhibition is The Nude Figure as Abstraction, opening at the Greenwich Art Society, opening Feb. 6. See Nancy's website.

From early childhood Margaret Esme Simon drew and painted and eventually attended New York City’s H. S. of Music and Art (now La Guardia High School) as an Art Major.  She  received a B. A. in English from Cornell and then studied architecture Columbia University and was awarded an M. Arch. Margaret worked in New York as an architect for ten years, doing commercial and residential projects, then moved to Milan with her husband, David Weisbrod. In 1985 the family returned to the US and settled in Greenwich, CT where, after raising three children, she and her husband still live. At a certain point, Margaret turned her focus again to visual art.  Beginning with pencil, she explored many mediums and today works primarily in pastel and oils. She has studied at the Silvermine Guild, at the Greenwich Art Society and  at the Art Students’ League. In 2015 she won a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. She has exhibited and won awards in numerous shows and her work is represented in various private collections in the U. S. Her paintings were included in an exhibit of Greenwich Art Society members at the Bruce Museum and she had two pieces in the show “Your Face Squared” at the Museum. Her drawing, illustrating a poem by Marybeth Little Weston, is included in the poetry collection Women’s Voices of the 21st Century: Experiences that Shape Women. She is a member of the Greenwich Art Society, the Art Society of Old Greenwich, the New Canaan Society for the Arts, the Rowayton Arts Center, where she has Exhibiting Member status, the Greenwich Arts Council, where she is a board member, and the Greenwich Branch of The American League of Pen Women, where she has been a co-chair of the Art Division. In Nov 2019 she was accepted into the National Association of Women Artists. See Margaret's website.

Karl Soderlund has been a fine artist for as long as he remember, and is well known for his portraits, seascapes and landscapes. You can find his work hanging in over 300 public and private collections, including Interpublic Companies, Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo and the Heisman Trophy portrait collection. His paintings been featured on television, in magazines and newspapers. In 2002 Karl led the introduction of the Heisman Trophy Awards on national television by painting that year's winner. A visitor to Soderlund’s studio is likely to be awestruck by his over seven-foot-high oil paintings of Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali, Audrey Hepburn and Albert Einstein, among others. In 2010, these paintings formed the basis for his exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York City, entitled Iconic Obsessions. The title points to the habit of elevating famous people to superhuman status. They become gods in our minds; however, they are also commodities, in that reproductions of these people are as venerated as any religious icon. In this series, he has developed a signature style in embedding within and around the contours of his figures objects from the personal histories of his subjects. It is the clever depictions of the subjects’ personal histories that enrich Soderlund’s portraits. He furthered his education at The Art Students League in New York City, Yale University and the Silvermine Guild. Karl teaches at the Rowayton Arts Center and gives art lessons at his studio in Fairfield (Tuesdays, 6-9pm). See his website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

Emily Teall (BFA '16, MA '18) is a Connecticut-based multimedia artist with particular interests in sculpture and installation art. Her artistic career began with an early-childhood interest in and curiosity about nature. Her curiosity and close observations developed through the drawing process. Organic elements continue to be a driving force in her work. Teall's current work also draws from memories, experiences with anxiety, and from the role of the body in (particularly a female) identity. Teall navigates the themes of anxiety and memory through her artistic practice. She explores these themes through the organic environments found in Connecticut and in New York State and with her relationship with her body, drawing inspiration from anatomical and biological references and processes. Symbols from nature, especially bulbs and seeds, permeate her visual and visceral languages. Many of her artworks focus on this slow-growth concept, referencing gestational and hibernation periods in nature. She creates new, personal “environments” through her artwork to encourage viewers to meditate on anxieties and memories. Her interest in pushing the immersive and experiential qualities of art leads her to work primarily in sculpture and installation. Decay, immediacy, details, and deep shadows are essential to her work. Teall has exhibited in a number of group shows in and near her hometown of Riverside, CT; at Cornell University, where she completed her BFA, at Columbia University, and in Hudson, NY. She worked particularly closely with installation artist Angiola Churchill and with painter Christina Burch. Teall teaches art to vulnerable students, currently at Fusion Academy and formerly at Trailblazers Academy, Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, and the South Norwalk Community Center. Previously she taught courses to all age groups both at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT and the Tsogyelgar Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. See Emily's website and Instagram page.
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Rosa Colon, Eugenie Diserio, Carol Dixon, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Susan McHale, and Judy Peknik, were all juried into Winter Wonderland, a show organized by the Stamford Art Association, judged by Paul Larson, and on display at The Ferguson Library, 3rd floor auditorium, through May 7. 
Congratulations to Lisa Berger, Janine Brown, Bevi Bullwinkel, Louise Cadoux, Sally Frank, Julie O’Connor, Jay Petrow, Laura Pflug, Barbara Ringer, Ellen Schiffman, Debbie Smith, and Gregg Welz, 12 of the 56 artists elected as new members of the historic Silvermine Artists Guild. A New Members Exhibit opens with a reception Sun. Jan. 26, 2-4pm.
  • Ann Chernow has a statement in the exhibition What is Feminist Art?, now through Nov. 2020 at the Fleischmann Gallery in the Smithsonian Institute of American Art, in Washington, DC. In 1976, feminist activists Ruth Iskin, Lucy Lippard, and Arlene Raven organized an exhibition centered on the question, “What is Feminist Art?” They invited artists to answer this question on a letter-sized piece of paper. Hundreds of artists responded in the form of collage, manifestos, drawings, and prints, providing a snapshot of the ongoing conversations around feminism in the United States. In 2019, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art asked this same question, “What is Feminist Art?” to some of the same women who responded in 1976, as well as a new group of artists to capture the current response.  On view are more than 75 responses from then and now. These personal statements are vibrant and varied, elucidating the contours of feminist art by complicating its origins, calling out its failures, and celebrating its achievements. See Ann's statement here.
  • In a new exhibit, The Sound of Color, at Southport Galleries, Linda Colletta's work highlights her interest in the visual as acoustic; exploring the relationships between stroke and rhythm, palette and tone, abstratction and improvisation. Opening night: Thurs. Feb. 13, 6-9pm. On view through April 2. One of her featured paintings is Gettin' Crazy with the Cheese Wiz, (acrylic on canvas, 60x108")
  • Carol Nipomnich Dixon has two works juried into the Winter Wonderland exhibit at the Ferguson Library: an embroidered collage Ice Floes (13x13) square framed and Snow Boughs, also an embroidered collage 13x13 framed. Each expresses a cold winter image.
  • Scott Glaser's acrylic paiting Prairie Dog (acrylic on canvas, 24x18) was accepted into the New York's Salmagundi Club's 2020 Animal Attractions exhibit, Feb. 3-21. Scott comments that his art is about the visual interpretation of a vision. It makes a statement driven by client input and creative interpretation. 
  • Barbara Loss will be participating in the Nakupenda Art Exhibit, opening at City Lights Gallery with a reception Sat. Jan. 25, 6-8:30pm, with two posters, created in collaboration with Shanna Melton: one depicting photos of renowned African American Leaders who have energized the community with hope; the second is photos of local artists and leaders who are revitalizing the city of Bridgeport.  
  • A solo photography exhibition, by Westport artist Tom Kretsch, Touching Maine: Soul and Spirit will be on display at Atria Senior Living from Feb 6 through the end of the month. An opening reception will be held Thurs. Feb 6, 5 to 7pm, and the public is invited. The work on display is a culmination of many years of wandering along the coast of Maine. From impressionistic images of water, to the weathered shingles of houses, to clothes flapping on the line, to dinghies floating along the docks, the show is filled with a wonderful collection of personal impressions of the spirit and soul of Maine.
  • Joanie Landau will be included in the Bruce Kershner Gallery Community Show Memories Jan. 25 to March 21, with a reception Sat. Jan. 31, 6-8pm, with “Venice, CA.”  The piece symbolizes renewal, birth and hope in a world that is in the midst of dark times, 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.”
  • Jim Malloy has twelve original abstract acrylic paintings in the New Year New Artists exhibition at Stamford's Loft Artists Association through Feb. 2. He has four paintings on exhibit at Ridgefield's RPAC Gallery through March 1. Jim also has three works at the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens in Stamford CT.  The Barn Gallery in New Fairfield is showing two new original works of his (Jazz Riff #1 and Jazz Riff #2). Limited edition, signed prints of the fanciful and fun collection of abstract artwork called “Popsicle People”  are on display as well and along with “Torn,” “Torch Song” and “Imagine.”
  • Jay Misencik and Geralene Vaentine have an exhibit of their ongoing Bridgeport Portrait Project  opening with a reception at the University of Bridgeport's Schelfhaudt Gallery on Sat., Jan. 25, 2:00 - 4pm. The project has more than 150 portraits on display: "meet the people who make Bridgeport so much more than just a place."
  • Jennifer Mone Hill had her Nocturne No. 1 juried into the very competitive Mattatuck Museum's MIXMASTER exhibit that opened Jan.12. This is the second consecutive year Jennifer shown her work in the MIXMASTERThe museum is undergoing renovations at this time, so the exhibit is being hosted by Post University's Downtown location, at 140 Bank Street, Waterbury, CT.  
  • Barbara Ringer has two pieces in the Silvermine Guild of Artists' New Members Exhibit  at Silvermine Arts Center "New Member Exhibit", opening with a reception Sun. Jan. 26, 2-4pm, including Avenue C (photographic montage, 23x27). Barbara also has Car Waiting 2011-2015 (photographic montage, 20x30) in the Memories exhibition at Fairfield Public Library's Kershner Gallery in Fairfield: January 25 - March 21. Opening reception Jan. 31, 6-8pm.
  • Julia Rose will be the Featured Artist on display at the Artistex Salon & Spa Art Gallery, Westport, CT. She will have a collection of abstract paintings on exhibit from Jan. 27 through mid-March. Julia is an abstract contemporary artist who focuses on colorful palette knife painting that explores bold lines, dynamic palettes, psychological, and sensational themes.
  • Jill Sarver Rossi will be exibiting "Anonymous XXVI,"  (2019 (casein on Claybord, 7 x 5") at the Small Works Exhibition, juried by Power Boothe at Five Points Gallery in Torrington. The Exhibition is on view Feb. 14 - March 8, with an opening reception on Feb. 14, 6-8:30pm. Jill's work investigates feminine presence, derived from memory and observation of ancient Egyptian and Roman figures and artifacts. She uses shifts in tonality and light to explore the duality between solidity and air, linking present and past.
  • Nomi Silverman will be showing her work in Ink: New Prints, juried by Laura Einstein. Opening reception Fri. Jan. 31, 6-9pm at the Site: Brooklyn Gallery.  Ink: New Prints translate ideas, scenes, and images into the printed form, using subtle monochrome, complex arrays of color, and expressive lines. On view through Feb. 29.

The Connecticut Office of the Arts is accepting nominations for the CT Arts Hero Awards. These awards honor individuals who are doing extraordinary things in the arts, for the arts, and through the arts. The public is encouraged to nominate an individual during an open nomination process that is open from now through Feb. 3. Complete a nomination form here. The Connecticut Arts Hero Awards will be presented on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Infinity Hall in Hartford, Connecticut. The event is free and open-to-all. 


Save the Date for Arts Day @ The Capitol – Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 10 am to 3 pm.
This event will provide an opportunity for arts organizations to exhibit and to educate policymakers and the public regarding their exceptional work and the power of the arts. Reservations will be accepted on a 'first come - first served' basis. Stay tuned for more details!


Pequot Library is seeking submissions for its first Edible Book Festival!  Moby Duck? A Farewell to Arms (see image at right!)? Anything is possible. Punsters, this is your time to shine. An edible book is anything made of food and inspired by a book. We want family-friendly creations that will be a feast for the eyes — the punnier, the better! Imagine The Lord of the Onion Rings, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nut Thing, Much Ado About Muffin, and Ivanhoagie. Your creation can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Register online by January 31. Fee: $8. Submit in either individual or group categories. Winners will receive a $25 gift certificate from The Pantry in Fairfield. Bring your creation to Pequot Library on Fri. Jan. 31, 10am-6pm. See all the edible books on display, vote for your favorites to win, and celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 1.

Picture That, LLC and Thompson Hospitality invite Hispanic artists to submit artwork for the September 2020 Hispanic Heritage edition of Unity magazine. Unity magazine is distributed on a complimentary basis to hundreds of corporate and university dining centers throughout the United States where Thompson Hospitality provides food services. This is a great opportunity to have your artwork viewed by thousands of consumers and possibly sold. Learn more.

The Fairfield Museum and History Center is seeking photography submissions for its11th annual IMAGES Juried Photography Show, celebrating the work of talented photographers in the region. A jury of three professional photographers will select approximately 40 photographs for the exhibition. The selected photos will be shown alongside the work of celebrity portraitist and commercial photographer Victoria Will. The portal is now open, and submissions will be accepted online through March 1. Learn more.

The Creative Time Emerging Artist Open Call is back! Following the resounding success of the inaugural iteration -- which culminated in Risa Puno’s The Privilege of Escape in summer 2019 -- New York’s leading public art nonprofit is once again inviting emerging artists to submit proposals for a socially engaged public artwork. The call is open to New York City-based, practicing artists at a pivotal juncture in their career, who have not yet received substantial support from a major cultural institution.The project should be timely and hold the potential to spark critical public exchange. Proposals will be accepted between Jan. 21 and March 15, and the selected project will be presented in New York City in 2021. Application details here.

The Norwalk Art Festival will take place June 27-28 at Mathews Park in Norwalk, hosted with the support of The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Stepping Stones Museum, Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum and The Norwalk Parks Department. It will feature the works of 100 juried artists from local to national talent, in a variety of media including, photography, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, painting, mixed media, printmaking, fiber, metal sculpture and glass. All the works exhibited are for sale. Application details here.

Bridgeport Public Schools will hold its fourth Annual “Arts Count” Day (ACD) on Thursday, April 2, to celebrate the arts with students. ACD encourages artists from the community to share their experiences related to their craft with 5th grade students in the Bridgeport Public School district. Artists will create, perform, and/or engage for one hour with their assigned 5th grade classroom to call attention to the role the arts play in their everyday lives. It will take 73 artists to cover each 5th grade classroom on that day, additional artists will be assigned to other grade levels within the district. If you are interested or know of any artists (Painter, Musician, Dancer, Architect, etc.) interested in speaking with students, please contact Timothy Grasty at, or call 203-275-1367.  More information.

Preservation Connecticut will continue its commitment to Connecticut’s barns by welcoming professional, amateur, and student photographers of all ages to submit works featuring the interior or exterior of barns for its juried photography show, “Picturing History: Historic Barns of Connecticut.” The categories will be: color, black & white, detail, and smart phone images. Submissions will be accepted online from June 1 to August 24, 2020. Apply here.

IMPRACTICAL SPACES is pleased to announce the debut of a national initiative to document artist-run spaces. This collaborative national project and groundbreaking anthology of publications offers a historical look at defunct and active artist-run projects throughout the United States. Impractical Spaces is an ongoing project that will engage at least 50 cities in 50 states with the intent of assembling all publications for distribution in the form of a book charting the national significance of the artist-run scene. Learn more 

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has announced New England Nowa nine-month series of connected activities across the region for a cohort of 12 New England based choreographers designed to elevate their work inside of New England. Part of the Regional Dance Development Initiative that provides professional development for dance artists in regions across the U.S., through programs designed to clarify language, identify strategies, and build networks, New England Now brings the focus to New England. Using the online application, applicants must submit an artist resume, two work samples, and narrative responses to application questions.

Understanding that one of the most critical and limiting components in an artist’s career is being able to afford space to create, the Clementina Arts Foundation started SPROUTING SPACES to help artists land studio space in commercial vacancies—FOR FREE! The 2020 residency will be located in Downtown Stamford. The selected artist will have access to a 2,000 sq.ft. studio to create freely and expand their work both conceptually and physically. The 2020 application will be open from Jan. 1 through Feb. 8. The selected artist will be given keys to their studio on March 1st for a six month residency. Click here for more information about Sprouting Spaces. Apply here.

There is very little national data about the development of public art projects. Common questions that arise are around budget sizes and expenditures, and funding mechanisms to name a few. Join Patricia Walsh of American for the Arts for this informative webinar, "What Can We Learn from 1,767 Public Art Projects?" to be held on  February 20 at 3pmDuring the webinar, data points culled from 1,767 applications submitted through the Public Arts Network's PAN Year in Review over the past decade will help provide a national perspective to these question.  Members: Free; Non-members: $49.99. Read more here. 

Next month, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking will be offering workshops in Encaustics and Printmaking (designed to mix print materials with drawing to arrive at a finished piece); Beyond Monotype (exploring the world of visual possibilities available to artists using both wet and dry media to create rich, highly developed works of art); and Electro Etching (covering electro-line, electro-tint, open bite, and electro-graphite technique.) Apply here.

If you want to work as a professional photographer, web or graphic designer today, chances are, you will need to know how to use at least one of the Adobe graphics programs. This series, is offered through a partnership with Coastal Arts Guild of CT and Stratford Continuing Ed, is taught by Guild member Anne K. Mulligan will give you an introduction to three of the most used Adobe programs: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Sign up here.

The Historical Society of Glastonbury, a non-profit organization founded in 1938, is searching for a full-time Executive Director to provide the dynamic leadership necessary to sustain and grow our organization. The Director will work with the Board of Directors to support and assist with the implementation of Society events and activities, grow the membership and expand our funding base. Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter, and professional recommendations to the Historical Society of Glastonbury by Jan. 31. Full information here.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is hiring a marketing & media assistant to fill a part-time, six-month position, for the National Historic Landmark and cultural center. He/she will have a full range of responsibilities including assisting the Executive Director with production of PR and marketing materials, such as social media posts, website posts, flyers, banners, ads, and brochures and organize, as part of a team, events and programs, and assist with general office duties. Preferred applicants should have two or more years of experience in the arts non-profit field.. Must be available on Saturdays. An informed interest in history, art and architecture are highly valued attributes. Compensation commensurate with experience. Full information here.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Grant Writer is a key member of the Development Team and is responsible for all grant writing and reporting. The Grant Writer will collaborate with the Director of Development and Managing Director to coordinate all aspects related to the identification, solicitation, and stewardship of foundation and government funders, develop related revenue goals, and pursue and monitor progress to achieve these goals. This is a part-time position of approximately 20 hours per week. Principal responsibilities include stewarding WCP’s relationships with current institutional donors, and identify, cultivate, and solicit potential supporters. The Grant Writer’s portfolio will generally consist of 25-30 foundation and 3-5 government prospects each year.  Full information here.

New England Academy of Dance is looking to add a new teacher for younger students starting this spring. Applicants should be available Saturdays, and be experienced in teaching ballet for ages ranging from 5 to 8 years old. Familiarity with ABT National Training Curriculum preferred. About an hour from NYC, NEAD’s studios are located in New Canaan, CT walking distance from the New Canaan train station. To submit an application please email 


The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Inc. (TMA or the Aquarium) seeks a Director of Development to lead the strategic design and execution of a comprehensive, dynamic fundraising effort for the Aquarium during a uniquely important time in its 31 year history. In addition to significant construction projects currently underway, the Aquarium has a number of capital needs and opportunities on the horizon, and is advancing its education programs at a critical time for STEM education, and expanding conservation initiatives on behalf of Long Island Sound, a nationally recognized ecosystem. Full information here.

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Curatorial Fellowship is designed to provide in-depth curatorial experience for a recent graduate who has either earned a baccalaureate or graduate-level degree, with a concentration in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Africana Studies, Visual Culture, or a related field. During the 18-month fellowship, the candidate will work on a number of projects related to the Museum’s exhibition program and permanent collection. Applicants must be of culturally diverse background and should have a keen interest in curating, writing, and research, as well as knowledge of the contemporary art world. Job requirements include assisting with exhibition installation and documentation; research on the collection and for exhibition proposals for inHarlem programming; catalogue production; and the development of interpretive materials. Candidates must be of culturally diverse background. Full information here.

RiverArts, an organization that promotes creativity in Westchester communities along the lower Hudson River, is seeking a part-time (30 hours/week) Managing Director to join the storied 57 year-old organization. The Managing Director will be responsible for leading all administrative aspects of the organization and partner with our Artistic Director to advance the organization’s artistic and administrative goals and ensure alignment with RiverArts mission and vision. Primary areas of responsibility include: Strategy: Lead the strategic process and implementation of the strategic plan goals, objectives and tactics. Operations: Responsible for managing RiverArts’ legal, financial, human resource and administration functions. Marketing and Communications: Responsible for managing all aspects of marketing and communications and be the main point of contact with the public.
Accounting/Finance: Manage all accounting and finance operations which includes budgeting, accounts payable and receivable for employees, contractors, vendors and donors. Board Governance: Assist the Board in meetings basic responsibilities as stewards of the organization.Fundraising and Grants: Work closely with the Board Fundraising Committee to develop and execute a fundraising plan to sustain current donors and increase and diversify revenues from individual memberships, businesses, foundations and government agencies. Programs and Events: Ensure the smooth operations of all events, camps, and educational programs by providing administrative support to Artistic director, program directors, and event producers. Qualifications:
5 years proven leadership experience in nonprofit organizations; demonstrated experience fundraising from individuals, foundations, corporations and government; superior written and oral communication skills; demonstrated management skills, including project management, supervising staff and volunteers, creating and managing budgets; understands and values equity and diversity as organizational operating principles; strong strategic thinking, problem solving and implementation skills. $35,000-$40,000 depending upon experience. 30 hrs/week, part time, non-exempt position
Email cover letter expressing interest and resume to Submission deadline: February 16. Full details here.

Aldrich Museum: Museum Attendants
Jan. 30: Women Vote Poster Contest Application Deadline
Jan. 31: Pequot LibraryEdible Book Festival!  Submission Deadline

Feb. c1: Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center: Artists & Writers Residences Deadline
Feb. c3: ArtsWorcester: Gravity/Levity: A Juried Members’ Exhibition Deadline
Feb. c7: Silvermine Arts Center: Fiber2020 Deadline
Feb. c7: NEFA, Regional Dance Devpmt. Initiative: New England Now Application Deadline
Feb. c8: Clementina Arts Foundation: Sprouting Spaces Artists Residency Application Deadline
Feb. c8: Westport Downtown Merchants Assoc: Westport Fine Arts Festival Deadline
Feb. 10: Hispanic Heritage edition of Unity magazine: Submission Deadline
Feb. 20: "What Can We Learn from 1,767 Public Art Projects?" Webinar, 2pm.

Mar. c1: Fairfield Museum, Images Photography Exhibition: Submission Deadline
Mar. 15: Norwalk Arts Festival Application Deadline
Mar. 15: Creative Time Emerging Artist Open Call Deadline

Aug. 24: Preservation Connecticut: Picturing History- Historic Barns Submission Deadline

Savor City: Bridgeport Artists and Musicians Needed.
Kershner Gallery at Fairfield Public Library: Application for group shows
Gottlieb Foundation: Emergency Grant Program (painters, printmakers, and sculptors)
ioby/ArtPlace America: Artists Lead!: creative placemaking crowdfunding plus
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