Subject: Artists Newsletter Nov. 16, 2018

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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County, CT
November 16, 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. See member benefits here. Join here.
Our new integrated website has been live for three weeks and so far just 240 members (and just 92 artists) have created profiles on the new website. All members are asked to please register as soon as possible. You will need a nice description of yourself and your work together with 3 images: a square headshot (250x250 pixels), a 1600x430 pixel "hero" image (like the one above in Alissa Siegal's profile) and a smaller 510x260 pixel "reference image" used in the "Meet Our Members Page" below. Complete the simple form and upload your images at "" Contact us with any questions or issues. If you get stuck with the images, just complete the form and email the images separately to Thank you.
If you missed last Monday’s broadcast of our monthly SPOTLIGHT ON ARTS & CULTURE interview program on WPKN 89.5FM, you can now catch the podcast on Soundcloud. Click here to hear the discussion about Artists Communities. Hear   
Miggs Burroughs and Nina Bentley, two co-founders of the Artists Collective of WestportJane Dávila, Managing Director of the for-profit Nest Arts Factory, and Pamela Stoddart, Executive Director of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists discuss their similarities and differences - why they were created and what's in their future!
Our Artists Talk series (in which member artists in a curated group show have their 5-minute talks video recorded) is resuming with two events after Thanksgiving. First on Sat. Nov. 24, Ann Chernow and Miggs Burroughs will be recorded talking about their work in the show Amazing Grace, at its opening reception at the Gallery at Westport Country Playhouse, at 5:30pm. Then 5 artists with studios at the Wilson Ave. Loft ArtistsErin Dolan, Heide Follin, Lori Glavin, Nancy McTague-Stock and Vicki French Smith will talk about their printmaking work in the exhibition Points of View at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Tues. Nov. 27, 6-7:30pm. Save the Dates and look for reservation information. See the 27 videos in this series so far at

Vicki French Smith is an award-winning artist and faculty member at the Darien Arts Center, best known for her plein air landscapes and seascapes in watercolor, oil and monotypes. Her paintings and prints have been featured in boutiques along the New Jersey Shore, libraries, private collections and various galleries. She appears in the PBS series Landscape through Time with David Dunlop  and her work can be seen at the Wilson Avenue Loft Artists (WALA), and by appointment in her studio in Darien. A graduate of Miami University, Vicki has studied at the Yard School of Art, Ducret University, the Center for Visual Arts, and Silvermine School of Art. Since 1987, she has shared her techniques and skills through art classes for children, high school students and adults in the region. She has served on the board of the Silvermine Arts Center, and was co-president of the Fairfield Plein Aire Painters for 10 years. She is currently a member of Connecticut Women Artists and Rowayton Arts Center, as well as the Florida-based Naples Art Association and Centers for The Arts of Bonita Springs. The natural world is at the heart of Vicki's work. She says: "The motion and patterns of nature attract me with its varied rhythms and self-replicating tempos. I feel I inhabit those tempos as I inhabit the moving patterns of waves or the reaction of waves and flora against the wind. Painting seascapes and skies on metal and canvas gives me opportunities to create textures and interact with the variable moods of nature. I paint in watercolor, oil and acrylic striving for luminosity, color harmonies and rhythms in concert with a unified sensation of motion. This can be observed in my sailboat and water series. Painting for more than 30 years and, having taught students and adults has provided a inspiration and insight which enrich and inform my work." See Vicki's website.
Those artists who have posted their profiles onto our new website, that launched Nov. 2, have their names in green with links to their profile. Please join them!
Peter Alexander, 
   Landscape Architect
Aishah Anailah, Multi Media
Tracey Anderson-Kollar, 
   Visual Artist
Francesca Andre,
Leslee Asch, 
   Curator, Writer
Frances Ashforth, Painter/ 
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
Ziggy Bober, Sculptor 
Amy Bock, Painter
Andrea Bonfils, Mixed
   Media Artist
Dennis Bradbury, 
Carolyn Brady, 
Nancy Breakstone, 
Michael Brennecke, 
Janine Brown
Lucienne Buckner, 
Joy Bush, Photographer
Louise Cadoux,    
Bob Callahan, Painter
Donna Callighan
Linn Cassetta, Printmaker
Polly Castor, Painter
Alan Chapell, Musician
Ann Chernow
Eric Chiang, Painter
Frederic Chiu, Pianist
Yvonne ClavelouxPainter
Elaine ClaytonPainter 
   and Writer
Lauren Clayton, Painter
   Mixed Media
Rosa ColónPainter, 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 DahlPainter
Cris DamPainter/Muralist
Holly Danger, Video Artist
Betsy Davidson, Painter
Carlos DavilaPainter, 
Jane Davila, Fiber Artist/ 
   Mixed Media 
Cortney DavisWriter
John Deakins, Sculptor
Ken Delmar, Painter
Joseph Dermody, Painter/
   Sculptor/ Furniture 
Joyce DiCamillo, Musician
Barbara Kunin Dierolf, 
Eugenie DiserioPainter
Carol Nipomnich Dixon
   Mixed Media
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 FehlingerPainter
Louise Flax, Mixed Media
David Laurence Flynn, 
   Lighting Designer
Heide FollinPainter
Christa Forrest, Painter
Rose-Marie Fox, Painter
Cecilia Moy Fradet, Painter/ 
Herm Freeman, Painter
Rebeca Fuchs, Painter
   Imperfection) Fiber Artist
Megan Garbe, Painter
Rhonda Gentry, Painter
Robin Jopp Gilmore, Mixed 
   Media and Upcycled 
Joe Gitterman, Sculptor
Scott GlaserPainter
William Glaser, 
Lori Glavin, Visual Artist
Danielle Goldstein, 
Ellen GordonPainter; Mixed-media
Sue Brown Gordon,    
Ellen Gould, Photographer
Joyce Grasso, Painter/
Kristen Graves, Musician 
Len Grayeck, Painter
Jen Greely, MultiMedia/
Carolina Guimarey, Multi-
   Media Artist
Dorothy Hafner, Sculptor
Don Hamerman, 
Mary Harold, 
Kate HendersonMixed 
   Media - ASSOCIATE
MaryEllen Hendricks,
Gwen HendrixFiber/ 
   Mixed Media
Lenore Eggleston Herbst
Tracy Hoffman, 
   Photographer & 
   Printmaker ASSOCIATE
Veronica Hofstetter, 
Sonya Huber, Writer
Yuko IkePainter
Jana Ireijo, Painter
Sholeh Janati, Painter 
Karen Kalkstein, Graphic 
Amy Kaplan, Painter 
Natasha Karpinskaia, Painter
Wayne Keeley, Writer, 
Karen Kent, Painter
Susan Keown, Painter/  
   Mixed Media/Ceramicist
Niki KetchmanSculptor/
Jin Hi Kim, Musician
Lesley Koenig, Painter
Moki Kokoris, Visual Artist
Richard Koleszar, Painter
Xiao Mai Kong, Painter
Michael Kozlowski, Painter
Joanie LandauJewelry 
Lydia Larson, Painter
Emily Hamilton Laux,
Katya Lebrija, Painter
Eric Jiaju Lee, Visual 
Julie LeffPainter
Susan LeggittPainter
Henry 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
Barbara Mathis, Painter
Megan Bonneau McCool
Grace S. McEnaney, Painter
Nancy McTague-Stock
Shanna Melton, Poet
Peter Mendelson,
Toby Michaels, Painter
Annamari Mikkola
   Photographer, Designer, 
Jay Misencik, Photographer
Day Moore, Painter
Brechin Morgan, Painter
Meighan Morrison, Painter
Carol Mueller, 
Susan Murray, Painter
Aisha Nailah, MixedMedia/
Tava Naiyin, Dancer
Dale Najarian, Painter
Susan Newbold, Painter
Mary Newcomb, Painter
Jill Nichols, Painter
Eddie Niño, Painter
Julie O’Connor, 
Kazumasa Oda, Painter
   Performing/Visual Artist
Melissa Orme, Painter
Rose Palmiero, Painter
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 Media
Karen Ponelli, Painter. 
Jennifer Prat, Photographer
Elizabeth Quesada, 
Tim Reimer, Painter
Gwen North Reiss, Poet
Barbara Ringer, 
Dorothy Robertshaw, 
   Mixed Media
Lizzy Rockwell, Painter, 
   Illustrator, Author
Alyse Rosner, Painter/ 
   Mixed Media
Richard Sadlon, Musicians
Renee Santhouse, 
   Graphic Artist 
Ellen Schiffman, Fiber 
Norma Schlager, Fiber 
Marianne R. Schmidt, 
Guy Sealey, Multimedia
Katie Settel, Photographer
Barbara Shea, Writer
Norm Siegel, Painter
Lisa P. Silberman, 
Nomi Silverman, Printmaker
Phyllis Sinrich, 
Megan Smith-Harris, 
Cleo Sonneborn, Painter 
Rene Soto, Painter
Barbara Stewart, Painter
Pam Stoddart, Painter
Florence Suerig, Visual 
Denise Susalka, Painter
Janice Sweetwater, 
Susan Tabachnick, Sculptor
Mich Theebs, Poet, Painter
Alicia Thompson, Actress/ 
Dara Tomeo, Painter
Kris D. Toohey, Painter
Andrea Towey, Musician
Vincent Verrillo, Painter
Karen Vogel, Painter
Lee Walther, Mixed Media 
Ann Weiner, Multi-Media, 
Peggy Weis, MultiMedia
Gregg Welz, Paper Artist
Jahmane West, 
Cynthia Whalen, Painter
Elizabeth White, 
Jarvis Wilcox, Painter
Bruce Williams, Painter
Jen Williams, Painter
Jonah Wilner, Painter
Tammy Winser, Mixed 
Nancy Woodward, 
Jeffrey Wyant, Visual 
Greg Ziebell, Painter
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Kat Evans, Veronica Hoffstetter, Kris Toohey, Cynthia Whalen and Jen Williams all belong to The Art Studio on Post Road in Westport. The Studio is having an Art Show & Studio Sale this weekend with Gallery Cocktails, Fri. Nov. 16, 5-8pm and a Gallery Brunch Sun. Nov. 18, 11am-2pm. Amy Bock has been invited to show her jewelry in addition.
Susan Fehlinger, Jen Greely, Susan Leggitt, and Brechin Morgan are featured in the Small Works Art Show at AXEL Interiors in Norwalk, opening with a reception Sat. Nov. 17, 5-8pm. Each artist has been asked to exhibit six 10 x 10’s and works will be sold for $300 each.
Michael Brennecke, Eric Chiang, Lori Glavin, Susan Leggitt, Nancy Moore, Cynthia Mullins are some of the artists included in the Silvermine Guild Group Exhibition that opens with a reception Sun. Nov. 18, 2-4pm. The show highlights new work by 44 members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists, and is curated by Susan Eisner Eley of Susan Eley Fine Art, the salon-style gallery on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. As it nears its Centennial, Silvermine celebrates its very accomplished painters, sculptors, printmakers, and collage and mixed media artists.
As noted above, Ann Chernow and Miggs Burroughs will be having a joint exhibition, Amazing Grace: "48 images and stories of real and invented people from life’s shadows." The show opens at the Gallery at Westport Country Playhouse (in the Lucille Lortel White Barn Center) with a reception Sat. Nov. 24, 5-8pm. CAFC will be recording the artists as part of our Artists Talk series, starting at 5:30pm. Miggs comments that although they have known each other for a very long time this is the first time they are showing together.
Erin Dolan, Heide Follin, Lori Glavin, Nancy McTague-Stock, and new member Vicki French Smith are included in Points of View: Selections from Wilson Avenue Loft Artists at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. There will be an Artists Talk video recording on Tues. Nov. 27, 6-7:30pmThe Wilson Avenue studios consist primarily of painters, with a few painter/printmakers. Points of View reflects the diversity of their group, with several members who are very new to printmaking, as well as others who are more established in the genre of printmaking. At right, Nancy McTague-Stock, In the Twilight, solar etching with monotype, 30 x 22″
Erin Dolan, Heide Follin, Lori Glavin, Nancy McTague-Stock, and new member Vicki French Smith will all be taking part in Rhythms, the annual member show of Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, opening with a reception Fri. Nov. 30.  
Amy Bock is showing pieces from her jewelry line ABD, at The Art Studio's Art Show & Studio Sale this weekend in Westport, with Gallery Cocktails, Fri. Nov. 16, 5-8pm and a Gallery Brunch Sun. Nov. 18, 11am-2pm. Many pieces are off-loom, woven with beads such as Swarovski and Czech crystals, fine Japanese beads, semi-precious stones, metals and ethnic beads, combining historical beading techniques with a Boho and Victorian vibe. Amy is available by appointment for custom pieces.
Trace Burroughs will have a SOLO SHOW at Bailey's Backyard RestaurantRidgefield, from Nov. 21 through February, with 16 works. At right is Sunflower, a digital painting, 12.5x16" giclee print. Bailey's is a farm-to-table restaurant with a menu based on local food sources: meat and poultry from North Salem NY, Ridgefield and Wilton, produce from Ridgefield, Bethel, Wilton and neighboring farms, and fresh seafood.
Heidi Lewis Coleman will be exhibiting her piece, Equinox 4, in Ridgefield's Art on Main's upcoming exhibition, Farewell to Fall. Ridgefield Art on Main is artist-run and is dedicated to bringing recurring art exhibits to Ridgefield's Main Street. The show runs from Thurs. Nov. 15 through Dec. 15. Farewell to Fall will be held at 448 Main Street, Ridgefield. At right, Heidi's Equinox 4 (2018, acrylic and cut paper on watercolor paper, 21x21) is at right (click for larger image)
Erin Dolan has three monoprints in the Points of View: Selections from Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, where there will be an Artists Talk video recording on Tues. Nov. 24, 6-7:30pm. All three were created during her time in the Northern New Mexico landscape of Taos, New Mexico. See Taos Landscape, at right. Erin will be showing two new paintings in the Rhythms, the WALA Holiday show, curated by Ben Ortiz, and opening Fri. Nov. 30. This last year in which she has given birth to a child, becoming a mother is a time of great transition which is a key theme of her Liminal Space (2018, oil on canvas, 30x30).
Susan Fehlinger has six of her "Urban Landscapes"  in in the AXEL Interiors Small Works Art Show, opening Sat. Nov. 17, 5-8pm. All are inspired by cityscapes of New York City, especially the old water towers which she loves, although, she says, some are local scenes based on photographs taken in Norwalk and Bridgeport. All are painted with palette knife. At right her Midtown Looking West.
Lori Glavin spent October as an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, in Johnson, VT.  She writes that she felt it was a great honor to be there with over 50 creative people (writers and visual artists) who inspired her daily, and highly recommends the experience. Lori has several upcoming shows including: the WALA show, Points of View at CCP, where there will be an Artists Talk video recording on Tues. Nov. 24, 6-7:30pm, and the Silvermine Guild Group Exhibit, opening this Sun. Nov. 18, 2-4pm.
Jen Greely is in a two-person show, Moments of Solitude, with Lisa Hess Hesselgrave at New Canaan Library, with an opening reception on Sun. Nov. 18, 3-4:30pm. A Q&A with the artists will take place at 3:30pm. Jen has works from her Knot series of paintings and monoprints on display. At right, Underwater III (carborundum aquatint monotype oil ink on Rives BFK Paper, 15x15). She uses this found imagery [rope washed up on a beach], to explore concepts of time and place. Often these drawn knots anthropomorphize into human-like forms surreptitiously caught dancing, embracing, hiding, or fighting. Other works from her Knot series are on display through the end of the year at AXEL Interiors Small Works show (opening Sat. Nov. 17) and at the Ridgefield Guild's All that Glitters Festive Home show, opening Fri. Nov. 16)
Brec Morgan is showing his series of six 10x10 oil paintings: Albers' Oaxaca at AXEL Interiors Small Works show (opening Sat. Nov. 17). At right, his Albers' Oaxaca #3. Brec recounts that Albers, as Dean of Painting at Yale, had taught many of his own instructors at Silvermine in the late '60's. His "Homage to the Square" paintings were presented as the embodiment of pure color, stripped of all referential distractions. Brec's trip to Oaxaca last year coincided with the Guggenheim Albers' exhibition, presenting his work in light of his 13 extended trips to Mexico. He therefore found himself looking at every wall feeling he had found the original key of his own artistic training. This series is "an attempt to represent that overlay of Albers' abstraction and the rough textured reality of his initial inspirational source." More...

Fri. Nov. 16: Art Show & Studio Sale, The Art Studio Connecticut, 170 Post Road 
Westport. Gallery Cocktails, 5-8pm (Amy Bock, Kat Evans, Veronica Hoffstetter, Kris Toohey, Cynthia Whalen and Jen Williams)
Sat Nov. 17: Small Works Art Show, AXEL Interiors. Opening Reception, 5-8pm (Susan Fehlinger, Jen Greely, Susan Leggitt, andBrechin Morgan) 
Sun. Nov. 18: Silvermine Guild Group Exhibition, Opening Reception, 2-4pm (Michael Brennecke, Eric Chiang, Lori Glavin, Susan Leggitt, Nancy Moore, Cynthia Mullins).
Sun. Nov. 18: Art Show & Studio Sale, The Art Studio Connecticut, 170 Post Road 
Westport. Gallery Brunch, 11am-2pm (Amy Bock, Kat Evans, Veronica Hoffstetter, Kris Toohey, Cynthia Whalen and Jen Williams)
Sun. Nov. 18: Jen Greely, Moments of Solitude, New Canaan Library. Opening Reception, 3-
Sat. Nov. 24: Miggs Burroughs and Ann Chernow, Amazing GraceGallery at Westport Country Playhouse. Opening Reception and Artists Talk video recording. 5-8pm.
Tues. Nov. 27: Points of View: Selections from Wilson Avenue Loft Artists. Artists Talk Video recording, 6-7:30pm (Erin Dolan, Heide Follin, Lori Glavin, Nancy McTague-Stock, and new member Vicki French Smith).
Sat. April 7: Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Public Library, In The Moment. Opening Reception, 4:30-7pm. (Lisa Cuscuna, Joyce Grasso, Susan Leggitt, and Dale Najarian)Sun. April 8: Rowayton Arts Center, Abstraction. Opening Reception, 4-6pm (Nancy Breakstone, Bevi Bullwinkel)Sat. April 14: Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Near and Far. Byram Shubert Branch Library, Greenwich library. Opening Reception 3-4:30pmMon. April 16: Jin Hi Kim, One Sky II. Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, 7pm.Wed. April 18: Jin Hi Kim, One Sky II, Yale university, Luce Hall, 34 hill house Ave., 7pm. Fri. April 20: carriage Barn Arts Center, Spectrum 2018. opening Reception, 6-8pm. (Bevi Bullwinkel, Miggs Burroughs, Trace Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Dawn Dahl, Eugenie Diserio, Heide Follin, Barry Guthertz, Emily Kelting, Katya Lebrija, Susan Leggitt, Julia Rose Liptak, Barbara Loss, Jessica makin, Kristin Merrill, Cynthia Mullins, Susan Murray, Julie O'Connor, Justin Perlman, Chris Perry, Jay Petrow, Diane Pollock, Barbara Ringer, Juliete Tehrani, Lee Walther, Al Coyote Weiner, Nancy Woodward).Sat. April 21: Colorblends House and Spring Garden, Inside Outside Pop Up Gallery. Open House and Gardens and Opening Reception 10am-6pm (Kristen Ambrosi, Amy Kaplan, Jahmane, Cynthia Mullins, Jahmane, Aisha Nailah, and Joan Wheeler)
Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Public Library,. Opening Reception, 4:30-7pm. (Lisa Cuscuna, Joyce Grasso, Susan Leggitt, and Dale Najarian) Rowayton Arts Center, Opening Reception, 4-6pm (Nancy Breakstone, Bevi Bullwinkel) Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Near and Far. Byram Shubert Branch Library, Greenwich library. Opening Reception 3-4:30pm Jin Hi Kim, One Sky II. Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, 7pm. Jin Hi Kim, One Sky II, Yale university, Luce Hall, 34 hill house Ave., 7pm. carriage Barn Arts Center, Spectrum 2018. opening Reception, 6-8pm. (Bevi Bullwinkel, Miggs Burroughs, Trace Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Dawn Dahl, Eugenie Diserio, Heide Follin, Barry Guthertz, Emily Kelting, Katya Lebrija, Susan Leggitt, Julia Rose Liptak, Barbara Loss, Jessica makin, Kristin Merrill, Cynthia Mullins, Susan Murray, Julie O'Connor, Justin Perlman, Chris Perry, Jay Petrow, Diane Pollock, Barbara Ringer, Juliete Tehrani, Lee Walther, Al Coyote Weiner, Nancy Woodward). Colorblends House and Spring Garden, Inside Outside Pop Up Gallery. Open House and Gardens and Opening Reception 10am-6pm (Kristen Ambrosi, Amy Kaplan, Jahmane, Cynthia Mullins, Jahmane, Aisha Nailah, and Joan Wheeler)Sat. April 7:In The Moment
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The National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country, is a vibrant community of professional women artists that strives to support its members and women artists at large through exhibitions, programs and education. NAWA members represent all areas of the visual arts. NAWA is calling all women artists to enter the Watercolor – Luminous Light exhibition. This is the first in a series of open juried exhibitions at the NAWA Gallery (315 West 39th Street, New York City) focusing on specific mediums in celebration of NAWA’s 130th Anniversary. The exhibition will be held in the NAWA Gallery, Jan. 9 thru 29, 2019. Awards: First Place -­ $150; Second Place -­ $100; Third Place -­ $75
plus two honorable mention certificates. Entry Fee: $35 fee for 2 entries. Click here for the prospectus. Apply online here.

The Carriage Barn Arts Center invites regional photographers to participate in the organization’s 39th Annual Juried Photography ShowJan. 12 - Feb. 15, 2019 in New Canaan. In partnership with the International Center of Photography (ICP) and Phillips Auction House, The Carriage Barn Art Center has announced the exhibit will be juried by Susan Carlson and Claartje van Dijk, assistant curators at ICP. In addition, Rachel Peart, photographs specialist at New York's  Phillips Auction House will host a collector’s preview party and select the top photographs featured in the exhibit. All regional photographers, amateur, professional, and student, may submit in all original photographic media, including film and digital images. Images should not have hung in previous Carriage Barn shows. There is no required theme. Up to six photographs may be submitted. Criteria: the jurors will consider include: impact, creativity, style, composition, color balance, presentation, focal point, lighting, subject matter, narrative, and degree of difficulty. Prospectus here.

The Stamford Art Association announces Faces and Figures, a multi-media juried show with cash prizes. The theme is any subject depicting faces or figures and can include non-humans. The juror is Pam Ackley, a painter and member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists and co-founder of the New Street Guild of Artists and the North Light Studio in Bridgeport. Submission is by actual artwork only: Fri. & Sat., December 14 & 15, 12pm-3pm. Entry Fee for SAA members: $20 for first piece, $15 each additional piece and nonmembers $25 first piece, $20 each additional piece. Wall work must be framed and wired for hanging or it will not be accepted. Accepted artists only will be listed on the SAA website by December 18th. 

The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library announce a call for artists for a Community Art Show to be held in the Library's Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, on the theme of Exploring Nature. Artists may submit one artwork only. Entry forms are available at the gallery and hereThe fee is $25 and the form, which includes the title, media, size, and price, must be mailed with a check by December 28. Submit the form early, as work will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. All those applying will receive an email notification as to acceptance after 12/28. Accepted work must be hand delivered to the gallery on Mon. Jan. 7, 9-11am or 5-7pm. The show will run Jan. 9 to March 3, with a reception Sat. Jan. 12, 4:30-6:30 pm. The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will retain 20% of the sales price of works sold. 
  • 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 Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists supports the careers of young artists through the experience of a solo exhibition and provides them with curatorial support, as well as expert counsel in marketing and business skills needed to fully leverage this opportunity. Now in its fifth year, this program supports the careers of emerging artists through the opportunity to produce a solo exhibition or alternative presentation of work, as well as curatorial and professional development support, including expert guidance on improving business skills for the effective presentation and promotion of your work. The Fellowship is open to New England-based artists working in non-photographic 2D media, who are under the age of 40 and have yet to have their first solo exhibition. This program is made possible with the investment of celebrated abstract expressionist artist Walter Feldman, who long held the goal to support young artists with opportunities for professional recognition and growth. The application criteria were established by Walter Feldman when founding the program. As a painter, printmaker, and educator who taught students at Brown University over more than 60 years, Mr. Feldman’s legacy will continue to impact young artists through this program. Apply here.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Wallace Stegner Fellowships: ten two-year fellowships, five in poetry and five in fiction, given annually to allow emerging writers to develop their craft in workshops with senior faculty members at Stanford University. All fellows in each genre convene weekly in a 3-hour workshop with faculty. Fellows are regarded as working artists, intent upon practicing and perfecting their craft. The only requirements are workshop attendance and writing. The program offers no degree. In awarding fellowships, the Program considers the quality of the candidate’s creative work, potential for growth and ability to contribute to and profit from our writing workshops. The Stanford Creative Writing Program’s students are diverse in style and experience, with talent and seriousness the true common denominators. To be a Stegner Fellow: there are no required degrees or tests for admission; no school of writing is favored over any other; and chronological age is not a consideration. The Stegner Fellowship is a full-time academic commitment, and is not intended to be pursued concurrently with another degree program. Fellows must live close enough to Stanford to be able to attend workshops, readings, and events. Fellowships include a $26,000 annual stipend, a tuition waiver, and health insurance. For more information and to apply, click here.

Applications are open for Artist Residencies at The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) for Spring/Summer 2019. Since October 2015, The Studios at MASS MoCA have hosted over 500 artists- and writers-in-residence for self-directed 1- to 8-week residencies. Applications are currently open for residency sessions between April and September 2018. Residents will receive:
• A private studio in attractive space on MASS MoCA’s re-purposed mill campus, with generous natural light, 24-hour studio access, plywood floors, a work table and chair in each studio, and shared slop sinks and bathrooms. 
• Housing across the street from the museum, in newly renovated apartments: lovely apartments, but it’s communal living (4 people to an apartment) in an active downtown location.
• One communal meal per day, in the company of other artists-in-residence.
• Free access to Makers’ Mill, a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace on Main Street in North Adams (a short walk)
• Optional one-on-one artist-focused financial and business coaching through the staff of MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists. The full-price residency fee is $650/week, but many participants receive need-based and merit-based financial aid. There is no application fee. For more details, see FAQsClick here for application.

Money for Women is the oldest ongoing feminist granting agency. It became a memorial fund in 1984, after Barbara Deming‘s death. The foundation gives encouragement and grants to individual feminists in the arts (writers and visual artists). The Fund makes small artist support grants  $500-$1500) to individual feminist women in the arts who are citizens with primary residence in the U.S and Canada. Applications are accepted from artists and writers who: exhibit high quality and originality in their work; identify themselves as living in a woman’s body; use feminism as their central interpretive lens; value both personal and political changes that stand against the limitations  and controls exerted against women and aim at optimum freedom and  agency for women; validate differences that overlap with gender such as race, ethnicity and class; express an inclusive vision of social justice while focusing on justice for women. The Fund is interested in funding projects that you have begun or are well underway, and for which you have substantial work to show. For more detailed information and to apply, click here.

One River School of Art + Design   Westport, is looking for an Assistant Director of Art Education who is passion-ate about art and wants to be part of a new business concept that is "transforming art education" across the U.S. This position is responsible for ensuring the highest quality of student experiences, while working closely with the Director to drive student enrollment and marketing. Responsibilities include: Education: teach up to 20 hours of classes weekly in art/digital education; implement lesson plan project roadmap for the school across all classes; track project results and document student success/student artwork; create new methods for generating quality experiences that are aligned with the company's educational philosophy. Studio Maintenance: establish art studio manage-ment systems that ensure that each class runs smoothly and efficiently; purchase all necessary supplies. Student Enrollment: meet with and enroll new student prospects; ensure student and parent satisfaction; answer member/student related inquiries; develop new strategies to prolong retention of students; develop one-to-one relationships with student body and the parents of our K-12 students.  Marketing: help to plan and execute the School's marketing plan, driving enrollment through online and in-person. Qualifications include: experience teaching art or digital art classes; Bachelor's Degree; potential to grow into a leadership role; outstanding communication skills. Full job description and application details here.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum seeks an emerging curator as a Curatorial Assistant, with a demonstrated interest in contemporary art and a degree in art history, curatorial practice, or related field. The curatorial assistant will work closely with the Museum’s exhibitions director, curator, exhibitions manager, and other relevant staff on the administrative planning of specific exhibitions and artists' projects at the Museum. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, exhibitions and artist research, communication with artists, galleries, and other lenders, managing checklists, aiding with exhibition development efforts, coordinating and managing text and images for the Museum’s publications, leading specific exhibition tours and talks, and working collaboratively as needed with the education and programming department on the conceptualization, planning, and implementation of public programs associated with The Aldrich’s exhibition program. The successful candidate should have strong written and verbal communications skills. Full job description here. To apply, send resume and letter of interest to, subject: curatorial assistant. (No phone calls please.) 
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Aldrich Museum: Development Director
Kennedy Center/Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative: Expressive Arts Facilitator/Therapist
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Nov. 16-19: Rowayton Arts Center Holiday Gift Show Receiving
Nov. 17: Easton Arts Council: Annual Photography Contest Submission Deadline
Nov. 20: Manifest Gallery: Similitude Submission Deadline
Nov. 26: Onassis Cultural Center, Athens: Artists in Residence Application Deadlines

Dec. c1: Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown: Writing Fellowships Application Deadline
Dec. c2: UNC Asheville: International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing Deadline
Dec. c5: NAWA: Luminous Light Submission Deadline
Dec. c7: Carriage Barn Arts Center: 39th Annual Photography Show Submission Deadline
Dec. 14: Mattatuck Museum: MixMaster. Submissions Deadline
Dec. 14-15: Stamford Art Association: Faces & Figures Receiving
Dec. 15: Gottlieb Foundation: Fellowships for Mature Visual Artists (+Emergency Grants) Application Deadline
Dec. 15: Marble House Artist Residencies: Application Deadline
Dec. 28: Bruce S. Kershner Gallery: Exploring Nature Application Deadline

Jan. c7: MassMOCA: Artist Residencies Application Deadline
Jan. 21: Loading Dock Gallery: Fiberlicious Submission Deadline

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