Subject: Artists Newsletter Sept 28, 2018

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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County, CT
September 28, 2018
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members through unified marketing, capacity building, professional development, and advocacy services. This newsletter is sent to all who request it - but we ask that, if you are not a member, you explore membership benefits and consider joining this community of more than 600 individuals and organizations. You can sign up here.
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Elizabeth Agresta, Painter
Valerie Ahneman,
Peter Alexander, 
   Landscape Architect
Kristen Ambrosi, Painter
Aishah Anailah, Multi Media
Tracey Anderson-Kollar, 
   Visual Artist
Francesca Andre,
  Filmmaker & Photo-
Leslee Asch, 
   Curator, Writer
Frances Ashforth, Painter/ 
Judith Bacal, Designer
Anna Badini, Painter
Mary Bailey, Sculptor & 
Louise Baranger, Musician
Patrice Barrett, Painter
Nina Bentley, Mixed 
Sue Benton, Photographer
Susanne Benton, Mixed 
Paul Berger, Photographer
Karla Bernstein, 
Thomas Berntsen, 
Elise Black, Painter
Tara Blackwell, Painter
Christina Blais, Quilter
Ziggy Bober, Sculptor 
Amy Bock, Painter
Andrea Bonfils, Mixed
   Media Artist
Dennis Bradbury, 
Carolyn Brady, 
Nancy Breakstone, 
Michael Brennecke, 
Janine Brown
Lucienne Buckner, 
Bevi Bullwinkel, Painter
Miggs Burroughs, Graphic 
Trace Burroughs, New 
Joy Bush, Photographer
Louise Cadoux,    
Bob Callahan, Painter
Donna Callighan, 
Patricia Campbell, Dancer
Linn Cassetta, Printmaker
Polly Castor, Painter
Alan Chapell, Musician
Ann Chernow, 
Eric Chiang, Painter
Frederic Chiu, Pianist
Yvonne Claveloux, Painter
Elaine Clayton, Painter 
   and Writer
Lauren Clayton, Painter
Alicia Cobb, Painter
Heidi Lewis Coleman, 
   Mixed Media
Rosa Colón, Painter, Mixed
Tom Comerford, 
Penrhyn Cook, Photographer
Rod Cook, Photographer
Margaret Stapor Costa,
Adger Cowans, 
   Photographer and
Naomi Cruz, Painter
Dolly Curtis, Curator
Lisa Cuscuna, Painter
Dawn Dahl, Painter
Cris Dam, Painter/Muralist
Holly Danger, Video Artist
Betsy Davidson, Painter
Carlos Davila, Painter, 
Jane Davila, Fiber Artist/ 
   Mixed Media 
Cortney Davis, Writer
John Deakins, Sculptor
Ken Delmar, Painter
Joseph Dermody, Painter/
   Sculptor/ Furniture 
Emily Derr,  
Joyce DiCamillo, Musician
Barbara Kunin Dierolf, 
Eugenie Diserio, Painter
Carol Nipomnich Dixon, 
   Mixed Media
Afsaneh Djabbari-Aslani, 
Erin Dolan, Painter
Amy Dolego, Photography
Jennifer Drolet, Painter 
Ganga Duleep, Painter
David Dunlop, Painter
Philip Eliasoph, Writer
Jeanine Esposito, Mixed   
Katherine Evans, Painter 
Susan Fehlinger, Painter
Louise Flax, Mixed Media
David Laurence Flynn, 
   Lighting Designer
Heide Follin, Painter
Christa Forrest, Painter
Rose-Marie Fox, Painter
Cecilia Moy Fradet, Painter/ 
Herm Freeman, Painter
Rebeca Fuchs, Painter
Megan Garbe, Painter
Rhonda Gentry, Painter
Robin Jopp Gilmore, Mixed 
   Media and Upcycled 
Joe Gitterman, Sculptor
Scott Glaser, Painter
William Glaser, 
Lori Glavin, Visual Artist
Danielle Goldstein, 
Ellen Gordon, Painter
Sue Brown Gordon,    
Ellen Gould, Photographer
Joyce Grasso, Painter/
Kristen Graves, Musician 
Len Grayeck, Painter
Jen Greely, MultiMedia/
Carolina Guimarey, Multi-
   Media Artist
Barry Guthertz, 
Dorothy Hafner, Sculptor
Don Hamerman, 
Mary Harold, 
Adair Heitmann, 
Kate Henderson, Mixed 
   Media - ASSOCIATE
MaryEllen Hendricks,
Gwen Hendrix, Fiber/ 
   Mixed Media
Lenore Eggleston Herbst
Tracy Hoffman, 
   Photographer & 
   Printmaker ASSOCIATE
Veronica Hofstetter, 
Elizabeth Howard, Writer
Sonya Huber, Writer
Yuko Ike, Painter
Jana Ireijo, Painter
Sholeh Janati, Painter 
Renée Kahn, Painter/ 
Vasken Kalayjian, Painter
Karen Kalkstein, Graphic 
Amy Kaplan, Painter 
Natasha Karpinskaia, Painter
Wayne Keeley, Writer, 
Emily Kelting, 
Karen Kent, Painter

Susan Keown, Painter/  
   Mixed Media/Ceramicist
Niki Ketchman, Sculptor/
Jin Hi Kim, Musician
Lesley Koenig, Painter
Moki Kokoris, Visual Artist
Richard Koleszar, Painter
Xiao Mai Kong, Painter
Michael Kozlowski, Painter
Joanie Landau, Jewelry 
Lydia Larson, Painter
Emily Hamilton Laux,
Katya Lebrija, Painter
Eric Jiaju Lee, Visual 
Phyllis Lee, Visual Artist
Julie Leff, Painter
Susan Leggitt, Painter
Hey Lepetit, Painter
Julia-Rose Liptack, Painter
Barbara Loss, 
Shelley Lowell, Painter/ 
Jane Lubin, Mixed Media
Laurie MacLean, 
   Choreographer, Dancer
Mark Macrides, Painter, 
Jessica Makin, Painter/ 
Connie Manna, Painter
Mary Manning, Painter/
Elizabeth Marks, Painter
Nadia Martinez, MultiMedia
Sooo-z Mastropietro, 
Barbara Mathis, Painter
Megan Bonneau McCool, 
Grace S. McEnaney, Painter
Nancy McTague-Stock, 
Shanna Melton, Poet
Peter Mendelson,
Kristin Merrill,
Toby Michaels, Painter
Annamari Mikkola, 
   Photographer, Designer, 
Jay Misencik, Photographer
Day Moore, Painter
Nancy Moore, Painter
Brechin Morgan, Painter
Meighan Morrison, Painter
Carol Mueller, 
Cynthia Mullins, Painter
Susan Murray, Painter
Aisha Nailah, MixedMedia/
Tava Naiyin, Dancer
Dale Najarian, Painter
Karen Neems, 
Susan Newbold, Painter
Mary Newcomb, Painter
Jill Nichols, Painter
Eddie Niño, Painter
Julie O’Connor, 
Kazumasa Oda, Painter
Amy Oestreicher, 
   Performing/Visual Artist
Melissa Orme, Painter
Rose Palmiero, Painter
Eileen Panepinto, Mixed 
Parkway South, Musicians
Steve Parton, Painter
Judy Peknik, Painter
Justin Perlman, Sculptor
Chris Perry, Book Artist
Jay Petrow, Painter
Laura Pflug, Painter
Igor Pikayzen, Violinist
Diane Pollack, Mixed 
Karen Ponelli, Painter 
Lynn Carlson Popat, 
Jennifer Prat, 
Joseph Provey, Painter
Elizabeth Quesada, 
Ben Quesnel, Sculptor, 
Lauren Rago, Mixed Media
Tim Reimer, Painter
Gwen North Reiss, Poet
Rick Reyes, Singer/ 
Barbara Ringer, 
Mariya Rivera, Painter
Dorothy Robertshaw, 
   Mixed Media
Lizzy Rockwell, Painter, 
   Illustrator, Author
Alyse Rosner, Painter/ 
   Mixed Media
Richard Sadlon, Musicians
Renee Santhouse, 
   Graphic Artist 
Jill Sarver, Painter
Ellen Schiffman, Fiber 
Norma Schlager, Fiber 
Marianne R. Schmidt, 
Guy Sealey, Multimedia
Katie Settel, Photographer
Rick Shaefer, Visual Artist
Barbara Shea, Writer
Alissa Siegal, Painter
Norm Siegel, Painter
Lisa P. Silberman, 
Nomi Silverman, Printmaker
Phyllis Sinrich, 
Megan Smith-Harris, 
Cleo Sonneborn, Painter 
Rene Soto, Painter
Liz Squillace,   
Connie Stancell, Painter
Barbara Stewart, Painter
Pam Stoddart, Painter
Florence Suerig, Visual 
Denise Susalka, Painter
Janice Sweetwater, 
Susan Tabachnick, Sculptor
Juliette Tehrani, Painter
Mich Theebs, Poet, Painter
Alicia Thompson, Actress/ 
Dara Tomeo, Painter
Kris D. Toohey, Painter
Andrea Towey, Musician
Ruth Kalla Ungerer, 
Vincent Verrillo, Painter
Karen Vogel, Painter
Lee Walther, Mixed Media 
Ann Weiner, Multi-Media, 
Peggy Weis, MultiMedia
Al Coyote Weiner, Painter
Ann Weiner, MultiMedia
   Conceptual Artist
Peggy Weis, MultiMedia
Gregg Welz, Paper Artist
Jahmane West, 
Cynthia Whalen, Painter
Joan Wheeler, Painter
Elizabeth White, 
Jarvis Wilcox, Painter
Bruce Williams, Painter
Jen Williams, Painter
Jonah Wilner, Painter
Tammy Winser, Mixed 
Nancy Woodward, 
Dmitri Wright, Painter
Jeffrey Wyant, Visual 
Greg Ziebell, Painter
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Nina Bentley and Annamari Mikkola, will both be speaking about their work in the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 41st Annual Members Juried Exhibition, during the Walk and Talk Sunday Sept. 30, 3-5pm
Paul Berger, Karla Bernstein, Nancy Breakstone, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Dawn Dahl, Kat Evans, Susan Fehlinger, Heide Follin, Joyce Grasso, Veronica Hofstetter, Yuko Ike, Karen Kent, Joanie Landau, Steven Parton, Judy Peknik, Julliette Tehrani and Nancy C Woodward all had work accepted into the Rowayton Arts Center's Autumn Juried Show, opening with a reception, Sun. Sept. 30, 4-6pm. The Juror, Katerina Lanfranco, is a New York City-based painter, sculptor and mixed media artist. 
Paul R. Berger had his Doors of Cerrillo (color 30x22; detail at right; click for whole image) accepted into the Rowayton Arts Center's Autumn Juried Show, opening with a reception Sun. Sept. 30, 4-6pm.
Nancy Breakstone’s photograph A Break For Mom (digital, 30x20; detail at right, click for complete image) was accepted into the Rowayton Arts Center's   Autumn Juried Show, Sept. 30-Oct. 27, opening with a reception Sept. 30, 4-6pm. Her photograph Whisps In The Sand (digital, 25” x 32”) was juried into the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s national annual Really Affordable Art Show, Oct. 6-28, with an opening reception Oct. 6, 1-6pm. 
Heidi Lewis Coleman is showing her piece, Yorkshire, in the Rowayton Arts Center's upcoming Autumn Juried Show. opening Sun. Sept. 30. Yorkshire (acrylic and cut paper on watercolor paper, 22x22, framed, at right; click for larger image), 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.
Katherine Evans had Her Smiles of A Summer Night II (2018, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, detail at right; click for larger image) accepted into the Rowayton Arts Center's Autumn Juried Show, opening with a reception, Sun. Sept. 30, 4-6pm. 
Eugenie Diserio's Ascension (acrylic, glitter on canvas, 40x60, at right; click for complete image) is included in two online spaces: first in the juried online exhibition Artists For World Peace, presented by The Healing Power of ART and ARTISTS, an initiative of Manhattan Arts International; and second, it was one of Eugenie's works included in a feature on her work on Tuscany's Galleria Banditto's blog, specializing in contemporary, cutting edge art from both internationally acclaimed and emerging artists.
Carol Nipomnich Dixon is exhibiting oils and embroidered collages at People’s United Bank, 146 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, through October, with a reception Wednesday, October 3, 5:30-7 p.m. Included in the show is Garden (2018, embroidered collage, 6” diameter, 13” sq. framed, 2018). Carol also has 21 works on view through October at the Medical Building Gallery, 49 Lake Avenue in Greenwich. Among those works is Times Square (2010, embroidered collage, 6” diameter, 13” sq. framed; at right, click for larger image).
Katya Lebrija will be showing one piece from her Destinations Collection, titled At the Other Side (2017, mixed media, 40x30, detail at right; click for complete image) at the "Big Action in Small Spaces Show” to be held at Lord & Andra Gallery, 10 Division St, New Rochelle, from Oct. 1. There will be an artists reception on Oct 19, 7-10pm.
Annamari Mikkola had two works accepted into the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 41st Annual Members Juried Exhibition, and will be speaking about her work during the Walk and Talk this Sun. Sept. 30, 3-5pm. Her works, Windy Day and Velvet (2018, digital prints,  mounted on wood and coated with resin) are from her Through the Tiniest Eyes series, where she attempts an insect's-eye-view of the world "using my imagination to translate the experience."
Amy Oestreicher was quoted this last week as a PTSD specialist and theatre artist in articles: Newsweek's "Donald Trump Still Doesn't Understand Why Alleged Sexual Assault Victims May Be Reluctant to Report Attacks," and Mother Jones' "Calls to the National Sexual Assault Hotline Spiked Last Weekend While More Kavanaugh News Broke." Amy also notes that tickets are now available for Gutless and Grateful October 6th at Wesleyan’s Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. All proceeds benefit New Horizons Domestic Violence Services.
Chris Perry has a solo show, Liquid Pages, at the Schumacher Gallery, in the Westbury School, Middlebury.   Chris made a new 16’ x 18’  piece, 183 Ripples: groundwater (detail at right) for the central wall of the gallery. Then, students from the school visited his studio to selected six other pieces. "183 Ripples covers 65% of the wall up to 18 feet high," Perry explained. "It uses more than 200 volumes mounted so that they pitch out with some of them sporting cut paper ribbons of varying length. The inspiration, following the water theme, comes from the road cuts one drives through on a highway, cuts that in winter have long icicles and ice falls formed by the freezing of the water seeping from between the layers of cut rock. This is the result of groundwater finding an escape after having trickled through the many layers of rock." The show opens Fri. Sept. 28, 6:15-7:30pm. More...
Julliette Tehrani had her painting Dynamic (acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36, at right, click for larger image) accepted into the Rowayton Arts Center's Autumn Juried Show, opening with a reception, Sun. Sept. 30, 4-6pm.  She comments that the painting "reflects my objective of creating compositions of abstract form and color expressing my love of flowers and nature. I used acrylic paint because its quick drying properties provides me with the immediacy I desire to create multiple layers." 
Fri. Sept 28: Chris Perry, Liquid Pages. Schumacher Gallery, Middlebury. Opening Reception, 6:15-7:30pm.
Sun Sept 30: Walk and Talk, Ridgefield Guild of Artists Annual Juried Show, 3-5pm (Nina Bentley and Annamari Mikkola).
Sun Sept 30: Autumn Juried Show, Rowayton Arts Center. Opening Reception 4-6.
(Paul Berger, Karla Bernstein, Nancy Breakstone, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Dawn Dahl, Kat Evans, Susan Fehlinger, Heide Follin, Joyce Grasso, Veronica Hofstetter, Yuko Ike, Karen Kent, Joanie Landau, Steven Parton, Judy Peknik, Julliette Tehrani and Nancy C Woodward)
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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Beechwood Arts and Innovation is an organization whose mission is to expand the way the arts are created and experienced. Set in an 1806 renovated farmhouse in Westport, with a 300-year-old beech tree on the grounds, Beechwood curates "all-arts" Immersion Salons that cross genres, disciplines and generations and hosts innovative arts workshops and collabor-ations. Beechwood has now issued a Call for Artists for its next Arts Immersion Salon, which is set for Sun. Oct 14 on the theme of FATE. The theme will be explored through music, art, film & culinary arts. Your work, if accepted, will be seen at three exciting events throughout the month! 
To Enter: 
1. Choose up to 3 pieces of your work that you feel fits with the theme of “FATE.” 
2. Register with the entry fee (only $10 for all 3 entries) 
3. Email your entries according to the SPECIFIC instructions listed on the site (there is an excellent chance at least one of your pieces will get in). Outdoor Sculpture: all gets in as there is plenty of outdoor space Deadline for Entries: Oct. 3, Drop-Off: Oct 10; Pick-up: Nov 10. Register here.

CraftHiltonHead2018, 6th National Juried Fine Art Craft Guild Exhibition, seeks 2D and 3D fine art craft entries that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation, and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with few restrictions. Up to 90 works will be chosen by several esteemed jurors based on artistic excellence, innovation, and originality. Over $4,000 in cash prizes will be awarded by two nationally recognized judges. The selection of the finalists will be made by two judges: Patricia Willcox, an award-winning 3-dimensional multi-media craftsman, costume designer, teacher, and entrepreneur; and Linda Bloom, a working artist, public school art educator, cultural arts director, gallery director, art historian, museum curator, public art administrator, and arts center development director. The exhibition, Dec. 4 – 29, 2018 will be held at The Art League Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC. The Art League of Hilton Head is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization built on a membership of talented artists, art students and arts supporters that work together to advance the mission to support and promote visual arts through exhibition, education, and partnerships.  Deadline for applications is October 20, 2018. For more information and to enter, click here
  • Run by WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) this is a registry of opportunities, as well as an application management system. Registration required.
  • ArtSake: Archive of Calls for Artists, run by the Massachusetts Arts Council
  • "the art world's first and most accessed resource of its kind"
  • The Calls for Artists (can be indexed by state and deadline)
  • Scoop.It: Public Art RFPs and RFQs
  • NYFA Opportunities: Calls, Residencies and other opportunities. Can be indexed by date, location and type
  • No Film School recently released a list of opportunities available for documentary, narrative, screenwriting, and new media projects with Summer 2018 deadlines
  • Poets & Writers - the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests grants and awards available anywhere. See the P&W Grants Database

The Millay Colony is an artists residency program in Upstate New York, welcoming 6-7 visual artists, writers and composers each month between April and November. Residencies come in many flexible formats, all including a private bedroom and studio as well as all meals. Artists of all ages, from all cultures and communities, and in all stages of their career are welcomed. Millay offers ample time to work in a gorgeous atmosphere, organizing everything an artist needs for maximum productivity. One-Month and Two-Week Residencies: The core of the program is the one-month residency; however, to accommodate artists who cannot partake of a month-long residency, there are now two two-week sessions in June and September. Both options include private bedrooms/studios, and all meals. The Virtual Artist Residency: This format is specifically for working artists and/or artists with children who can participate in one of The Millay Colony’s month-long residencies on weekends or no less than four total days.
The Group Artist Residency: The Millay Colony awards two five-day Group Residencies each year to between three and seven collaborating artists. This is available to any artists’ groups, including but not only musicians, publishing collectives, theater and dance troupes, galleries, etc.—or simply individuals collaborating on a project.
Stipends: Millay works with funders and friends to offer a range of fellowship residencies and stipends for artists. Residents are chosen anonymously by a panel of jurors. The application process is competitive and The Millay Colony accepts residents solely on the basis of artistic merit.
No fees are charged for these residencies.
A $37 fee is required for both online application and mail-in applications. Apply here.  October 4 Deadline for April-July residencies.


The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, Cape Cod, is currently offering a 3-month Ceramic Artist in Residence Program during the winter of 2019 that is designed to provide time and facilities to artists looking for a concentrated creative experience. The goal is to give driven and self-directed artists the opportunity to enhance their personal, intellectual and creative growth by expanding their body of work or creating a specific project. Free from the distractions of every day pressures, residents will be given time and space to concentrate on their work in the beautiful setting of Cape Cod and will be awarded a shared exhibition in the Castle Hill gallery upon completion of their stay. The residency runs from January 2 to March 31, 2019 and includes housing and studio space for $600/month. A total of two residents will be selected based on a review of application materials. Each resident will have personal workspace in a shared studio and open access to the communal ceramics studio and kilns. Materials and firing fees are payable through Castle Hill at a discounted rate. Residents will share a furnished 2 bedroom apartment equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, living room, laundry and internet access. Having a car is highly recommended. The ceramics facility at Castle Hill offers all standard studio equipment including wheels and a slab roller, as well as many kilns in excellent condition: several programmable electric kilns, a Bailey gas kiln, raku, salt, and a train style wood kiln.  The studio barn is nestled in the gentle hills of Truro, just steps from the ocean. The Cape is rich with both nature and arts activity and abounds with beaches, nature trails and small-town charm. Apply here.

A Blade of Grass (ABOG) provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. ABOG evaluates the quality of work in this evolving field 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. ABOG supports individual artists and collectives who are working in leadership roles and in partner-ship with communities, in ways that are relevant in everyday life, at ambitious scale, to enact social change. The Fellowship Program is meant to support courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures that highlight seemingly intractable social problems, inspire audiences, and energize folks to participate in and sustain long-term social change work. Selected Fellows will receive: $20,000 in minimally restricted support; comprehensive written Field Research Reports that utilize action research methodology; expenses-paid 2-day Orientation Retreat in NYC to engage a cohort of peer artists and ABOG staff and board (a requirement for the fellowship; ongoing invitations to networking events for all ABOG Fellows and Alumni twice annually (attendance voluntary); ongoing promotion of fellow’s projects through ABOG social media networks and website. In addition to direct artist support, another primary goal of ABOG is to make the “invisible” parts of socially engaged art visible, through documentary films, publications, web content, and public programming. More details and to apply, click here.

Established in 1982, Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, serves a broad cross-section of the dance field. With generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Dance/ USA offers Fellowships to Artists (DFA) addressing the issue of the need to support individual dance artists., Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations. The Fellowships offer direct support for dance artists who have substantive practice of working through dance to address social change within one or more communities. DFA will support artists who are creating work that is relevant to current times, and that tells the truths of peoples and issues in our communities and world today. Artists funded must have dedicated their practice to directly and meaningfully addressing the needs of one or more community(s). Fellowship funds would be used at the artist’s discretion to support costs related their practice, which may include the creation of work. Artists are not required to complete a project or to perform.   Eligible dance artists are those who: have at least seven years of experience working deeply in one or more communities around one or more social justice issues; be U.S. citizens/permanent residents; have an artistic practice in dance or that is movement-based; have not received significant national funding. Dance/USA will fund up to 30 one-year fellowships of approximately $33,000 each, for a total funding allocation of at least $1,000,000. Click here for more information and application details.

Can an artist also be a good businessperson? The Surprising Key to Artistic Freedom? Running Your Studio like a Business by 
Mindy Charski in a recent Artsy blog post sets out some parameters for you. Running a studio like a small business can go a long way to ensuring you use your art to support yourself and those you employ. Read the whole short article but here are highlights:
Be smart about financials: at the most basic level, artists should know what they’re spending and what they’re making, says Eli Altman, author of Run Studio Run (2018). Tracking needs to include everything being spent on behalf of the business, even the smallest expenses. Asking clients to pay an upfront deposit on commissioned work is one way creatives can improve their cash flow, says 
art business consultant Maria Brophy: a deposit can help cover materials: clients can be investors.
Work the numbersArtists should evaluate opportunities to earn money, not just exposure. Paying costs of shipping to faraway locations needs to be balanced against the chances of selling work and the commission taken by the gallery. Brophy, who wrote Art, Money & Success says "it’s not sustainable to make decisions that make you lose money over and over again.”
Build a support systemToday, there are many podcasts, conferences, online articles, books, and other resources that can help creatives learn business basics. Artists can benefit from working with mentors and a business coaches who can share advice about finances, general business education, and determine the kinds of clients to pursue.
Read the whole article here.

Grantwriting for Artists

Mon. Oct 1
7-8:30pm $25

Throughout her career, Tracie Holder has raised over $2 million for her creative projects, and she has learned to build grantwriting into her artistic practice. She will help you make the case for why potential funders should be a part of your next project. Details and Registration.
Applying for Grants & Residencies

Thurs. Oct. 11
7-8:30pm $25

For a perspective from someone on the other side of the selection panel, Ethan Nosowsky, Editorial Director of Graywolf Press, offers his expertise on what makes a great application. Nosowsky has served on many writing panels, and explains how to research and apply for artist opportunities, and how to make the best out of acceptance and rejection letters. Details and   Registration.

Reed Exhibitions is the leading organizer of trade shows and world class events. As a part of our internal Agency, the Creative Design Specialist in Norwalk, will be responsible for the creative direction for each of our brands by developing and designing – idea to execution – a wide range of print, creative campaigns and digital marketing materials across multiple platforms in a fast-paced, community-oriented environment. We are looking for a strong designer who is confident and comfortable leading creative campaigns. This person will work on design projects such as print ads, direct mail, web banners, emails, invitations, signage, social media graphics, sales sheets, etc. for various tradeshow campaigns within the US. This position also provides general marketing/ communication visual design support and program knowledge to Marketing Associates to ensure a high quality of work is produced.
Qualifications include: strong creative and design skills with an “eye for design” to develop original concepts and overall layout;
able to produce accurate, high quality work within multiple project deadlines and show branding guidelines; able to work with Marketing Directors and Marketing Associates to meet design project needs; eligible to take on a leader-like role between Marketing and Creative peers. For full job description, click here.


The Picture House—the oldest, continuously running movie theater in Westchester County is a community-based, mission-driven, nonprofit dedicated to creating a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programming, and unique cultural offerings. As a contracted position, the Teaching Artist (TA) role is the lead for individual programs in area schools, community organizations, and onsite at The Picture House. The TA plays a critical role in the overall success of TPH education programs by bringing their expertise and professionalism as teachers and artists to each class or camp. All Teaching Artists report directly to the Director of Education. Teaching Artists should be passionate about teaching students in grades k-12 in a variety of settings and should have at least one year of teaching experience. The Teaching Artists interact with school administrators and teachers, and are responsible for all class program goals. Candidates must be committed to ongoing evaluation and improvement of classroom outcomes and bi-annual professional development meetings. For more details and application procedure, click here.

Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Bijou Theatre: Sales Specialist
Brant Foundation: Executive Assistant
Fairfield Museum: P/T Seasonal Burr Mansion Manager 
Kennedy Center/Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative: Expressive Arts Facilitator/Thereapist
Silvermine School of Art: Administrative Assistant

MEMBERS: Please post your Job Opportunities in FCBuzz Classifieds:
Sept. 28: The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Painters: Application Deadline
Sept. 29: Maritime Garage Gallery Street Level  EXTENDED DEADLINE
Sept. 30: Spectrum Gallery: Autumn Arts Festival, Madison: Submission Deadline
Sept. 30: Southwest Review, Morton Marr Poetry Prize Application Deadline

Oct. c1: Vermont Studio Center: Artist & Writers Residencies Application Deadline
Oct. c3: Beechwood Arts: Call for Artists Deadline
Oct. c4: Millay Colony Artists Residencies Application Deadline
Oct. c6: Carriage Barn Arts Center: Art for ALZ Submission Deadline
Oct. 14: Outside In Gallery, Piermont, NY: Inside Small Submission Deadline
Oct. 15: Museum of Arts & Design, NY: Residency & Studios Program Application Deadline
Oct. 20: Art League of Hilton Head, SC: CraftHiltonHead2018: Submissions Deadline
Oct. 29: U.S. Mint: Artist Infusion Program Application Deadline

Nov. c1: Truro Center, Cape Cod: 3-month Ceramic Artist Residency Application Deadline
Nov. c2: Picture That/Thompson Hospitality: May 2019 Unity Magazine Asian-Pacific Heritage 
             Submission Deadline
Nov. c2: Picture That/Thompson Hospitality: May 2019 Unity Magazine Sustainability 
             Submission Deadline
Nov. 16: Blade of Grass Foundation: Socially Engaged Artist Fellowship Application Deadline
Nov. 16: Dance/USA Artist Fellowship Application Deadline
Nov. 17: Easton Arts Council: Annual Photography Contest Submission Deadline

Dec 14: Mattatuck Museum: MixMaster. Submissions Deadline

Jan. 21: Loading Dock Gallery: Fiberlicious Submission Deadline
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