Subject: Artists Newsletter, September 14, 2019

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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
September 14, 2019
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit membership service organization that supports its members through unified marketing, capacity building, professional development, and advocacy services. This newsletter is sent to all who request it - but we ask that, if you are not a member, you explore membership benefits and consider joining this community of more than 600 individuals and organizations. See member benefits here. Join here.
The podcast is now available for our September SPOTLIGHT ON ARTS & CULTURE program. Catch our hour-long interview with Peter van Heerden, Executive Director of Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, here at, approaching his fifth anniversary leading the region’s flagship performing arts center, introduces himself and the relevance of his own performance background in developing a dynamic and catalytic  center that is continually shaking things up. From multi-level and multi-disciplinary engagement with students, faculty and departments at the University, to exciting programs working with local schoolchildren in their classrooms and in workshops at the Quick, Peter explains how the arts have a responsibility to unsettle and change the way we think.
Register for a free, two-part evening workshop on Financial Fundamentals for Artists. The Cultural Alliance is partnering with the CT Office of the Arts in assisting with its Arts & Economic Impact Professional Development series of workshops developed with the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF). The workshop in our region is hosted by the Housatonic Museum of Art and will take place on two evenings, Tues. Oct. 29 and Wed. Oct. 30, 6pm-8:30pm. CEDF's Frederick Welk is the presenter. More information is available here  and below. Registration here.
David Green, The Cultural Alliance's Director of Programs, Membership and Marketing, has been accepted onto Americans for the Arts' Artists at the Community Development Table Local Arts Agency Training Program. The Program was developed to "deepen the capacity at the local level to pursue arts-based solutions to community development and delivers direct and indirect educational trainings and resources that are needed to encourage deeper, varied, and sustained partnerships among artists, arts leaders, and other sectors with the common goal of addressing community issues." David will go on a two-day training in Oakland, CA, Oct. 25-26 designed as a "train-the-trainer" opportunity to learn how to train local artists and arts leaders on how to engage in arts-based solutions to community development needs. Americans for the Arts provides a $500 stipend to offset travel and hotel costs.

Steve Liker was Director of Sales & Marketing at Trident-ITW in Brookfield. He has been creating acrylic and oil paintings since the age of 13. His business travels have taken Steve to 37 countries around the world, where he has experienced multiple variations in art, design and form. Steve writes that he studies the impact of color, light, reflection and shadow as integral parts of the scene: "I use color and light to define the interplay of forms. My painting begins with a tinted canvas onto which I build light as well as dark. I draw with the paint. My primary concern is to balance the abstract elements of color and composition before I focus on the details which make the forms recognizable."  Steve describes his painting work as "a loose kind of realism, with a touch of impressionism. I have always been intrigued by Manet’s use of dark and shadows to accentuate the light and the forms."  Steve is an enthusiastic resident artist member of the new RPAC Art Center and Academy in Ridgefield, providing studio space, professional teaching and a gallery for artists. RPAC is celebrating its Grand Opening & Reception for guest artist Leslie Cober-Gentry, Thurs. Sept. 19, 6-9pm. Steve will be showing three of his latest paintings from his series of rainy evening city scenes at the opening reception. Steve has also shown his work in galleries in New York (both Soho and Brooklyn), Connecticut and Canterbury, England. See Steve's website and Facebook page.

Amy Kahn Russell is one of the leaders in a new naturalistic trend in jewelry. A fine arts graduate of Tulane University, Amy's personal studies and extensive experience traveling the world have strongly influenced her designs, which often incorporate unusual artifacts and stones collected worldwide into this dramatic jewelry. She says that from an early age she had a strong response to sculpture - the more exotic the better: "I particularly loved Asian motifs, things like dragons. I also loved minerals, fossils, and anything to do with the water. I was always doing my art, mostly drawing, painting and making sculptures."
Amy has managed a pearl outlet in Hong Kong and started a business in Los Angeles. Her extensive network encompasses the globe with key people in England, the Sahara, Russia, and throughout the U.S., who seek out rare and distinctive materials for her. Her pieces often begin with a fascinating, unique stone or combination of stones that sit on a tray until an image of a finished piece forms in Amy’s mind. "The stones just lend themselves to certain thoughts and ideas; my inspiration comes in large part from the materials."  As a consequence, her pieces come to each owner with a history, and a label describing the components. Amy's work has been worn by stars such as Madonna, Halle Berry, Kim Basinger and others. Major magazines such as Vogue have featured her work, and she has pieces exhibited in museums, such as New York's American Museum of Natural History. With thanks to Ann Jeffrey, A Conversation with the Artist. See her websiteFacebook and Pinterest pages and Twitter feed.
Those artists who have posted their profiles onto our new website, that launched Nov. 2, 2018 have their names in green (to see their page, go to and type their name into the search box at the top of any page). Please join them.
Elizabeth AgrestaPainter
Valerie AhnemanMusician 
Peter Alexander, Landscape 
Leslee AschCurator, Writer
Frances AshforthPainter/ 
Judith BacalDesigner
Anna Badini, Painter
Louise Baranger, Musician
Daniel Wade BarrettPainter
Patrice BarrettPainter
Jan Bassin, Writer
Nina BentleyMixed Media/ 
Sue BentonPhotographer
Susanne BentonMixed Media.
Lisa BergerVisual Artist
Paul R. BergerPhotographer
Karla Bernstein, Photographer
Thomas BerntsenPhotographer/ 
Tara BlackwellPainter
Christina BlaisQuilter
Ziggy Bober, Sculptor 
Amy BockPainter
Andrea BonfilsMixed Media Artist
Carolyn Brady, Photographer
Nancy Breakstone, Photographer
Michael BrenneckePainter
Janine BrownMultidisciplinary
Lucienne BucknerSculptor
Bevi BullwinkelPainter
Miggs BurroughsGraphic Artist 
Trace Burroughs, New Media
Louise CadouxPainter/Sculptor
Bob Callahan, Painter
Vincent Calenzo, Painter
Donna Callighan, Photographer
Patricia Campbell, Dance Caller
Lynn CarlsonPainter 
Linn CassettaPrintmaker
Alan Chapell, Musician
Ann ChernowPainter/Printmaker 
Eric ChiangPainter
Frederic ChiuPianist
Yvonne ClavelouxPainter
Lauren Clayton, Painter
Gabi CoatsworthWriter
Alicia Cobb, Painter
Heidi Lewis ColemanMixed 
Linda CollettaPainter
Rosa ColònPainter, Mixed Media
Tom Comerford, Photographer
Penrhyn CookPhotographer
Rod CookPhotographerAdger Cowans,  Photographer 
Naomi Cruz, Painter
Dolly Curtis, Curator
Lisa CuscunaPainter
Dawn Dahl, Painter
Cris Dam, Painter/Muralist
Holly DangerVideo Artist
Betsy Davidson, Painter
Carlos Davila, Painter, Sculptor
Jane Davila, Fiber Artist/
   Mixed Media 
Cortney Davis, Writer
Joseph Dermody, Painter/ 
   Sculptor/Furniture Maker/Violist
Emily Derr, Illustrator/ 
Joyce DiCamillo, Musician
Eugenie Diserio, Painter Media
Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Painter, 
   Fiber Artist
Afsaneh Djabbari-Aslani, Painter
Erin Dolan, Painter
Ganga Duleep, Painter
David DunlopPainter
Philip Eliasoph, Writer
Jeanine Esposito, Mixed Media 
Katherine Evans, Painter 
Susan Fehlinger, Painter
Kathy FitzgeraldPainter
Louise Flax, Mixed Media
Sally Frank,Painter
Heide Follin, Painter
Rose-Marie FoxPainter
Cecilia Moy FradetPainter/ 
Herm Freeman, Painter
Rebeca Fuchs, Painter
Rebecca Fretty (Pink 
   Imperfection) Fiber Artist

Liz Gabriel, Musician
Megan Garbe, Painter
Rhonda Gentry, Painter
Robin Jopp Gilmore, Mixed Media and Upcycled Jewelry
Joe GittermanSculptor
Scott GlaserPainter
Lori Glavin, Visual Artist
Joanna Gleason, Actor
Gayle Gleckler, Painter
Ellen GordonPainter; Mixed 
Ellen GouldPhotographer
Michele Gramesty, Jeweler
Joyce Grasso, Painter/Photographer
Jen Greely, Painter/ Printmaker
Carolina Guimarey, Multi-Media 
Barry Guthertz, Photographer
Dorothy Hafner, Sculptor
Mary Harold, Photographer
Mike Harris, Photographer
Holly Hawthorn, Sculptor, 
   Printmaker, Ceramacist
Kerry Gale Heftman, Painter
Adair W. Heitmann, Printmaker
Kate Henderson, Mixed Media
MaryEllen Hendricks
Gwen Hendrix, Fiber/Mixed Media
Lenore Eggleston Herbst, Dancer
Jennifer Moné Hill, Painter
Tracy HoffmanPhotographer &
Veronica Hofstetter, Painter
Sonya Huber, Writer
Yuko Ike, Painter
Jana IreijoPainter
Sholeh Janati, Painter 
Vasken Kalayjian, Painter
Karen Kalkstein, Graphic Artist 
Amy Kaplan, Painter 
Wayne Keeley, Writer, Producer
Emily KeltingPhotographer
Karen Kent, Painter
Niki KetchmanSculptor/ 
Jin Hi Kim, Musician
Lesley Koenig, Painter
Moki Kokoris, Visual Artist
Dawn Kubie, Photographer
Joanie Landau, Jewelry 
   designer/ Printmaker
Emily Hamilton Laux, 
Julie Leff, Painter
Liz LeggettPainter
Susan Leggitt, Painter
Henry Lepetit, Painter
Steve Liker, Painter
Rachel Linnett, Painter
Julia-Rose LiptackPainter
Barbara LossPhotographer
Shelley Lowell, Painter/Sculptor/ 
Diane Lowman, Writer
Jane Lubin, Mixed Media
Lauri MacLeanChoreographer, 
Mark Macrides, Painter, 
Steve Magee, Painter
Dan Makara, Painter
Jessica Makin, Painter/ 
Joseph Malfettone, Visual Artist
Jim Malloy, Painter
Connie Manna, Painter
Mary Manning, Painter
Elizabeth Marks, Painter
Joel Martin, "Jazzical" Musician
Nadia MartinezMultiMedia
Sooo-z Mastropietro
Fruma Markowitz, Photographer
Barbara MathisPainter
Megan Bonneau McCool,
Grace S. McEnaney, Painter
Ann McRae, Painter
Nancy McTague-Stock
Peter Mendelson, Photographer
Kristin MerrillJeweler/Sculptor
Toby Michaels, Painter
Annamari Mikkola,
   Photographer, Designer, Curator
Jay MisencikPhotographer
Duvian Montoya, Painter
Day MoorePainter
Nancy MoorePainter
Brechin MorganPainter
Lina MorielliMulti-Media
Meighan Morrison, Painter
Carol Sepa Mueller, 
Cynthia Mullins, Painter
Susan MurrayPainter
Dale Najarian, Painter
Erin Nazzaro, Painter
Karen NeemsPhotographer/
   Mixed Media
Susan NewboldPainter
Mary NewcombPainter
Jill NicholsPainter
Tim NighswanderPhotographer
Julie O'Connor, Photographer
Amy OestreicherPerforming/ 
   Visual Artist
Farnosh Olamai, Painter
Melissa Orme, Painter
Rose Palmiero, Painter
Eileen PanepintoMixed Media
Harvey Paris, Carver
Steve PartonPainter
Rich Patton IV, Painter
Judy PeknikPainter
Justin PerlmanSculptor
Chris PerryBook Artist
Jay Petrow, Painter
Laura Pflug, Painter
Igor Pikayzen, Violinist
Diane Pollack, Mixed Media
Karen Ponelli, Painter
Jennifer Prat, Photographer
Penny Putnam, Painter
Elizabeth Quesada, Painter
Ben QuesnelSculptor, 
Gwen North Reiss, Poet
Barbara RingerPhotographer
Mariya Rivera, Painter
Dorothy RobertshawMixed 
Lizzy Rockwell, Painter, 
   Illustrator, Author

Katherine Ross, Painter
Kelly Rossetti, Painter
Amy K. Russell, Jeweler
Richard Sadlon, Musicians
Anthony Santomauro,  Painter
Jill SarverPainter
Ellen SchiffmanFiber Artist
Guy Sealey, Multimedia
Eric Seplowitz, Photographer
Katie SettelPhotographer
Rick ShaeferVisual Artist
Rosalind Shaffer, Ceramist
Barbara Shea, Writer
Alissa SiegalPainter
Norm Siegel, Painter
Lisa P. Silberman, Photographer
Nomi Silverman, Printmaker
Lisa Small, Painter
Vicki French Smith, Painter
Rene Soto, Painter
Carole Southall, Painter
Liz Squillace, Painter/Printmaker
Connie Stancell, Painter
Barbara Stewart, Painter
Pam Stoddart, Painter
Florence SuerigVisual Artist
Denise Susalka, Painter
Susan TabachnickSculptor
Julliette TehraniPainter
Alicia ThompsonActress/ 
Kris D. TooheyPainter
Andrea Towey, Musician
Ruth Kalla Ungerer,  Printmaker
Vincent Verrillo, Painter
Karen VogelPainter
Lee Walther, Mixed Media 
Liz Ward, Multi-Media
Ann WeinerMulti-Media, Painter
Gregg WelzPaper Artist
Cynthia Whalen, Painter
Joan B. WheelerPainter
Jarvis Wilcox, Painter
Bruce Williams, Painter
Jen Williams, Painter
Jonah WilnerPainter
Tammy Winser, Mixed Media
Sherri WolfgangPainter
Nancy WoodwardPhotographer/ 
   Mixed Media
Dmitri Wright, Painter
Gregg ZiebellPainter
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Janine Brown, Ann Chernow, Eric Chiang, Jana Ireijo, Michael Kozlowski and Julie O'Connor are among the artists curated into the prestigious AONE National Exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center by
Bill Carroll, Director of the Elizabeth Foundation's EFA Studios. The opening reception for the show is Sun. Sept. 15, 2-4pm. 
Heidi Lewis Coleman and Lisa Small are two of the artists selected for A River Runs Through It, opening with a reception at Greenwich Arts Council's Bendheim Gallery with a reception Sun. Sept. 15, 3-5pm. The exhibition is a tribute to the colors and vitality of the Amazon River and an observation of Amazon Day (Sept. 5). It was curated by Tatiana Mori and Sarah Balcombe.
Susan Fehlinger and Brec Morgan are two of the four artists featured in Water, an exhibition at AXEL Interiors, in Norwalk, opening with a reception, Sat. Sept. 21, 5-8pm. The show feature perennial seascape favorites: Martha’s Vineyard, the Maine coast and Venice, but also includes examples of how we interact with water. 
Paul Berger, Michael Brennecke, Janine Brown, Bevi Bullwinkel, Miggs Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Gayle Gleckler, Cynthia Mullins, Diane Pollack, and Lisa Silberman were some of the 30 artists selected for the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition. The show was juried by Fred Giampietro of Fred Giampietro Gallery, in New Haven, CT. There were over 400 pieces of artwork, of which 50 were selected by 30 artists. An opening reception will be held Sat. Sept. 21, 4-6pm.
Nancy Breakstone, Rosa Colon, Joseph Dermody, Carol Dixon, Kat Evans, Heide Follin, Karen Neems, and Claudia Renfro were among those artists selected for the Stamford Art Association's prestigious 39th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show.  This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color and this year was curated by Dr. Meredith A. Brown, Senior Curatorial Research Associate in the Department of Modern and Contemp-orary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she organizes exhibitions of contemporary art. The Opening Reception will be held Sun. Sept. 22, 4-6pm.
Several members are participating, under different auspices, in the Fall Affordable Art Fair (Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street) in New York, Sept. 25-29, 2019. Nina Bentley and Dale Najarian are attending with Elisa Contemporary Art in Booth D23. Scott Glaser, Ellen Gordon, Lina Morielli, Mary Newcomb and Melissa Bisbee Orme are attending as part of the Contemporary Art Network, organized by Anna Patalano, in Booth A11.
Nina Bentley, Linn Cassetta, Emily Laux, Liz Leggett, Susan Leggitt, Kris Toohey and Tammy Winser are among the members of the Artists Collective of Westport showing in the Collective's Fall 2019 PopUp in the barn at the Westport Country Playhouse, opening Wed. Sept. 25, 6-8pm and running through Sun. Sept 29. The show will close with talks by the exhibiting artists about their work, starting at 1pm on Sun. Sept. 29.
Nina Bentley will have some of her Vintage Typewriter Sculptures and Dimensional Tea Sets on display with Elisa Contemporary Art in Booth D23 of the Fall Affordable Art Fair (Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street) in New York, Sept. 25-29, 2019. At right, her Searching for the Right Type (2018, sculpture made with vintage typewriter and plastic figures and wire; at right, click for larger image). Nina will be speaking about her work Sat. Sept. 28, 12:30pm.
Paul Berger is exhibiting his photograph Glass   Waves (23x31, framed) at the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center. He also has a photograph, Anticipation at Lone Ranch Beach, (23x31, framed) currently on display in the Marine and Coastal Show at the Rowayton Arts Center. Lastly, Paul's Cathedral Under the Canvas  (24x32, framed; detail at right; click for complete photograph) was juried into the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition by Fred Giampietro of Fred Giampietro Gallery. An opening reception will be held Sat. Sept. 21, 4-6pm.
Nancy Breakstone will be showing two of her photographs at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition National Juried Show Color Sept 21. - Oct. 22.  The show was juried by Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1.  Pictured here is her photograph Whirling In The Sand (digital 24x24).  She will also be showing her photographs at the 7th International Juried Exhibition at the Rhode Island Center for Photography Arts, Sept. 19-Oct. 11, and at the 2019 Faber Birren Color Award Juried Show at Stamford Art Assoctaion, Sept 22-Oct. 24. 
Janine Brown won 1st Place in Photography for her Italian Seaside photograph at the Marine and Coastal Show at the Rowayton Arts Center, on view through October 5th. Pieces from her Wallflower Project are on view in two shows: firstThe Wallflower Project: Teresa (at right) was selected by juror, Bill Carroll for inclusion in the AONE National Exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center, opening with a reception Sun. Sept. 15, 2-4pm. The Wallflower Project: Binnie and The Wallflower Project: Ahree were selected by juror, Fred Giampietro, into the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 42nd Annual Juried Exhibitionopening Sat. Sept. 21, 4-6pm.
Congratulations to Bevi Bullwinkel for winning first prize in Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition with all three paintings she submitted: Dawning 2 (water-mixable oil, 24x24);
Dawning 3(water-mixable oil, 20x16; detail at right, click for complete image); and Vanishing, (acrylic, 24x24). The juror was Fred Giampietro of New Haven's Fred Giampietro Gallery. Bevi commented that all three paintings were influenced by the ephemeral and complex forces of nature and my increasing concern with the fragility and impermanence of life. Bevi also won one of the three "Honoroable Mention" awards for her Dancing (2018, acrylic and rice paper collage on canvas, 24x24) accepted for the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, running through Oct. 11. This piece had previously won the Hu Lindsay Award and First Place in the 2018 Rowayton Art Center's Abstraction exhibition.
Miggs Burroughs had his lenticular piece, Signscape juried into the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 42nd Annual Juried ExhibitionMiggs explains that Signscape is a grid of 16 little signs measuring 6x6. "Using the black and yellow motif of street signs, each one displays two words that change from one to another in some whimsical or ironic way, giving the common street sign something different to shout about."
Ann Chernow is showing her Love’s Old Sweet Sorrow (pencil, ink, Wite-out, sandpaper on paper, 33x39) in Silvermine Arts Center's AONE National Exhibition.
Eric Chiang retouched a 2013 painting of his to create a new painting Transcending? (oil on linen, 36x30, detail at right) to make more explicit the aspects of transcendence for including it in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, opening Sun. Sept. 8, 3-5pm. This piece is a reference to the series of paintings he was doing 2012-2013 such as "Are We Born Connected?"  He writes that when he saw how his painting had been evolving into a new stage, he asked: "Am I really transcending?"  Then he remembered his painting "Transcending" from 2013 and he went back and re-touched the painting, bringing it back to be more in line with his recent developments.  He sees the cello (himself) pulled away from its link (to the past) in order to "transcend" over various planets with its wounded body.  Of course, the wound came from breaking loose from its comfort zone. 
Heidi Lewis Coleman has 19 pieces in A River Runs Through It, the Greenwich Arts Council's tribute to the colors and vitality of the Amazon River, that opens with a reception Sun. Sept. 15, 3-5pm. At right, a four-piece setEthereal 1-4 (2019, mixed media on birch panels, 6x6 each; at right, click for larger image). These are part of Heidi’s Dreamscape Series that explores imaginary landscapes inspired by the ancient lands of mythology and cultural lore, whether historical, fictional or fantastical. Heidi is also showing Breaking Through and Just Ahead in the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition opening Sept. 21
Eugenie Diserio’s painting, Babel (mixed media, 40x40; click image at right for larger version) was awarded 3rd place in the Art and Text exhibition at the Ferguson Library Gallery. Presented by Stamford Art Association's Art at the Ferguson, the show runs through Jan. 16, 2020 with an opening reception on Sept. 19, 6-8pm. Eugenie says the piece was inspired by her fascination with the calligraphy of Eastern languages. "I don't know what any of the word images mean, hence the title Babel." Three other paintings: Shaman, Green Day and Sand & Fog were voted into Stamford Innovation Week's  Open Pop 2019 showcasing innovation through art, on view Sat. Sept. 21, 5-9pm at 18 Harbor Point Road, Stamford, CT.
Carol Nipomnich Dixon is showing a group of paintings and embroidered collages, including the work at right, Petal Palette (embroidery on felt, 13” square framed) at the Art Society of Old Greenwich's Annual Sidewalk Art Show & Sale along Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, Sept. 14 and 15.  Carol also had her Floral Color Burst #2 juried into the Stamford Art Association's  39th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, that opens with a reception Sun. Sept. 22, 4-6pm.
Katherine Evans had her Good Vibrations XIII (acrylic on canvas collage, 20x20; at right) juried into the Stamford Art Association's  39th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, that opens with a reception Sun. Sept. 22, 4-6pm. Kat also had Floating Above the Surface(acrylic on canvas, 36x36) juried into the Rowayton Arts Center's Marine & Coastal Art exhibition that runs through Oct. 5. The juror was Jon deMartin.
Susan Fehlinger is one of the four artists featured in Water, an exhibition at AXEL Interiors, in Norwalk, opening with a reception, Sat. Sept. 21, 5-8pm. Susan has several pieces in the show, including Westport Dock (oil on canvas, 24x24; at right click for larger image). Susan says, about the show: “I have been fascinated with the relationship of objects – boats, buildings, rocks—with the water. I love the reflections they create, how they hold their ground against the power of the sea and the constant movement of the water.” 
Scott Glaser is showing his SUITS #3 (men’s suit fabric and mannequin hands on canvas, 27.5x25; at right) with the Contemporary Art Network in Booth A11 on the second floor of the Fall Affordable Art Fair (Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street) in New York, Sept. 25-29, 2019Along with his SUITS series, he’ll be exhibiting his fabric bandage mosaic portraits and neo-pointillist drawings.
Jim Malloy’s acrylic painting Fleeting Memory  is one of the works The Loft Artists Association will be exhibiting at WorkPoint, in Shippan Landing, Stamford that opened Sept. 12 with a gala celebration kicking off a three-month fundraising exhibit. Jim will also be one of the RPAC resident artists participating in Ridgefield Art On Main's Healing Through Art charity event Sat. Sept. 21, 12-6pm.  Jim will appear in Stories of Healing, narratives on the power of healing through art, as well as having his work displayed in a participating Main Street storefront.  A portion of all art sales will benefit Ability Beyond, a non-profit helping youth with mental and physical disabilities in New York and CT.
Carol Sepa Mueller won one of three Honorable Mentions in the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, that opened Sept. 8 and runs through Oct. 11, for her Sunny Meadow (2019, oil on canvas; at right, click for larger image).
Nancy Moore has a solo show, Menagerie, opening with a stylish reception at Bistro du Soleil, Westport, Sun. Sept. 15, 4-7pm. The show is of her animal paintings that are a re-visioning of her first exhibition, which was of her animal paintings, several years ago at Yale University’s Environmental Sciences Center, part of the Peabody Museum. Nancy says for the past six years she's been painting her series of Unconventional Women, "but I revisit my animals periodically to get back in touch with what started me on this path, and that evolution is what you see here." At right, her Life Force (watercolor, wax crayon, 33x44, framed; click for complete image).
Cynthia Mullins received an "Honorable Mention" for two of her hubcap paintings that were juried into the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition by Fred Giampietro: The Travelers (oil on 16" stainless steel hubcap) and James Farm Road Bridge in Blue (oil on 16" stainless steel hubcap).   These pieces are from Cindy's Merritt Parkway Series that includes 8 hubcaps and a total of 44 pieces in oil, pastel and watercolor.
Dale Najarian has ten of her abstracted landscapes on display with Elisa Contemporary Art in Booth D23 of the Fall Affordable Art Fair (Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street) in New York, Sept. 25-29, 2019 . At right, Dale's Spring Seascape (2019, oil on canvas, 36x36; at right, click for larger image). Dale will be speaking about her work Sat. Sept. 28, 2pm.
Jill Nichols has a solo show as Artist of the Month at Fairfield University Bookstore. The show, Memories and Reflections, opens with a reception, Fri. Sept. 13, 6-8pmJill's paintings will be on view in the Bookstore Stairwell Art Space for the month of September. AT the reception, Jill will be showing examples of her forthcoming book "Bridging the Divine Feminine" - her account of her journey of self-discovery and affirmation that brought her artwork into the company of Michelangelo within the Vatican Walls.
Julie O'Connor's photograph Courtyard Boijmans, Rotterdam, the Netherlands is currently featured in the Loft Artists Association show The Shape of Memories, curated by Arianne Faber Kolb and running through Sept. 22. Her photograph We Will Always Have the Hotel de Medicis, Paris (2018, 16x20) was selected for inclusion in AONE National Exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center by Bill Carroll, Director of the Elizabeth Foundation's EFA Studios. The opening reception for the show is Sun. Sept. 15, 2-4pm. 
Amy Oestreicher still has her art on didisplay at the Palette of Sisterhood Gallery, 96 Bedford Street, Stamford.  All 10 artists will be leading workshops for Arts & Crafts on Bedford, and will have a tent set up as well. Amy will be leading a storytelling & arts workshop Sat. Sept. 13th, 3pm. At right is a picture from the reception on Sunday Sept 8th. 

Congratulations to Claudia Renfro for winning the 39th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award  with her piece Red Background (mixed media on paper, 9x9; click image at right for larger version). The judge was the Metropolitan Museum's Dr. Meredith A. Brown. Claudia comments that the piece essentially depicts a character that appeared out of thin air. She says her "characters" are often oddities, whom don’t fit onto conventual society . These weird little outcasts are awkward and uncomfortable in their own skin and at the same time strut’n their stuff and proud of it.
Kelly Rossetti (who recently received an award of excellence for painting at the Juried 2019 Westport Fine Arts Festival),will be showing a new collection of of non-representational abstracts, along with some abstracted landscapes, in the Armonk Outdoor Show (ranked #2 as the best juried fine art and design show in the nation) Sat. and Sun Sept 21-22, 10am-5pm. Kelly is also having a solo show at Gallery@Pearl, opening with a reception on Mon. Sept. 23, 5-7 pm, running through November 20th. At right Element I (acrylic and oil on canvas, 30x30)
Lisa Silberman collaborated with her sister Erica, a writer, in a paired exhibition, In Your Mother Tongue, A Word and Image Dialogue at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. Lisa had a piece selected for the 42nd Annual Members Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center, Broken Connections, at right, click for complete image. She also has work in the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition juried by Fred Giampietro and opening with a reception, Sat. Sept. 21, 4-6pm.
Sun. Sept. 15: AONE National Exhibition, Silvermine Arts Center. Opening Reception, 2-4pm (Janine Brown, Ann Chernow, Eric Chiang, Jana Ireijo, and Julie O'Connor).
Sun. Sept. 15: A River Runs Through It, Greenwich Arts Council. Opening Reception, 3-5pm (Heidi Lewis Coleman and Lisa Small).
Sun. Sept. 15: Nancy Moore Menagerie, Bistro du Soleil, Westport. Opening Reception, 4-7pm Sat. Sept. 21: 42nd Annual Juried ExhibitionRidgefield Guild of Artists. Opening Reception, 4-6pm. (Paul Berger, Michael Brennecke, Janine Brown, Bevi Bullwinkel, Miggs Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Gayle Gleckler, Cynthia Mullins, Diane Pollack, and Lisa Silberman)
Sat. Sept. 21: Water, Axel Interiors, Norwalk. Opening Reception, 5-8pm. (Susan Fehlinger and Brec Morgan).
Sun. Sept. 22: 39th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Opening Reception, 4-6pm (Nancy Breakstone, Rosa Colon, Joseph Dermody, Carol Dixon, Kat Evans, Heide Follin, Karen Neems, and Claudia Renfro).
Wed. Sept. 25: Artists Collective of Westport, Fall 2019 Pop-Up, Westport Country Playhouse Barn. Opening Reception 6-8pm (Nina Bentley, Linn Cassetta, Emily Laux, Liz Leggett, Susan Leggitt, Kris Toohey and Tammy Winser)
Sept. 25-29Fall Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St., New York (Nina Bentley, Dale Najarian with Elisa Contemporary Art, Booth D23; Scott Glaser, Ellen Gordon, Lina Morielli, Mary Newcomb and Melissa Bisbee Orme with Contemporary Art Network, Booth A11).
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Ballet School of Stamford at Chelsea Piers, Stamford - Dance Studios and classroom space. Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Barres, Mirrors. Available by day or hour. (Meeting, Video/Film Shoot, Photo Shoot, Audition, Class, Special Event, Rehearsal, Performance)
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The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) will review artwork by local artists who wish to become exhibiting members September 20, 2019. Artists should to bring items for consideration to the gallery on Thursday, September 19 from 12 to 5 pm. The artist selection will take place on Friday, September 20 with notifications sent to accepted artists. Artists should plan on picking up their artwork on Saturday, September 21 from 10 am to 1 pm. See the full Exhibiting Member Prospectus. Benefits for RAC Exhibiting Artists include 10% discount on each item priced at $100 or more, entry into the Holiday Gift Show as well as the open juried exhibitions and members-only exhibitions. There is also the opportunity to participate in off-site shows and to have the artist’s information displayed in the Exhibiting Artists Online Gallery on the RAC website (fee required). For more information, please visit and follow @rowaytonarts.

New Canaan's Carriage Barn Arts Center is inviting artists to paint, draw, sculpt or photograph some of New Canaan’s iconic landscapes and settings, in Capturing New Canaan, on Sat. Oct. 5 (rain date: Sun. Oct. 6). New Canaan locations will include the woodlands, formal gardens, pond, cornfields and historic buildings of the 130-acre Waveny Park, the downtown village and other iconic settings. On Sat. Oct. 5 11am-1pm (rain date Oct. 6), visitors will be invited to observe artists working “en plein air” at the Carriage Barn, throughout Waveny Park and at other New Canaan locations. Completed works will be included in a special exhibit and sale at the Carriage Barn, October 24 – November 2, with an opening reception Thurs. Oct. 25, 5:30-7pmArtists should plan to work in their selected location Sat. Oct. 5 from 11am-1pm (rain date Oct. 6), so visitors can observe them at work. Finished pieces should be delivered to the Carriage Barn by Oct. 18.

Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA, has a call for artists to submit work that emphasizes sensation, feeling: "Texture." The human mind can feel the sensation of fingertips brushing across the surface of an object by observing it—or even thinking about it. Natural and artificial textures can stir feelings of comfort and send shivers through the body. These associations provide familiarity with our environment as we navigate through life. Art reveals these feelings through both depicted and actual textures. This regional juried exhibition invites artists based in New England to submit artwork that explores the theme of texture for an exhibition Nov. 7 – Dec. 7, 2019. The juror is Vivian Poey a photographer and faculty member in the College of Art and Design at Lesley University (and winner of the 2017 Massachusetts Higher Education Art Educator of the Year award. This regional call is open to residents of New England or those who have lived in New England in the last 5 years. Submitted work must have been created within the last five years, complete and presentation ready. Online submissions only. Artists may submit up to 6 works. Work in all media is encouraged. Fee $25 for 1-3 submissions, $40 for 4-6. Apply online here.

The Ridgefield Guild of Artists is offering again a special opportunity for a small group show, 2-1-2. Five artists, as selected by our juror, will share the entire downstairs gallery. Two artists will go in the front gallery, one in the middle and two in the third, thus the 2-1-2 title of the exhibition. The juror of submissions is painter and arts writer, Sharon Butler, founder of Two Coats of PaintFor this show there are no restrictions on the type of media: all materials are welcome. It is hoped that this opportunity will inspire the entrants to reach beyond their ordinary submissions and help to create a truly incredible show. Your work must fit in the space allotted to you and your art and it must be properly framed and presented. Selections are made based on the examples of work submitted by an artist. There is a flat non-refundable fee of $75 for submission to this 5-person group show. Notification of the selected artists will be by email on Nov. 6, 2019. The juror will determine what part of the Guild’s gallery each artist will display their work. They will then have 3 1/2 months to prepare their show. Submit work in the medium you plan to show, created from 2015 on. Work already shown at the Guild can be used only during the jurying process, but not for the actual show. Each artist is responsible for installing his or her own work. Submit here.
Bella the Angelfish on a Coral Reef by Angela Haseltine Pozzi, one of Unity magazine's 2019 finalists 

Picture That LLC and Thompson Hospitality invite you to submit artwork for the June 2020 Sustainability edition of Unity magazine. Sustainability-themed artwork incorporates natural and recycled materials that are reshaped into elements artistically different from their original state. 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. Works sought include unique paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery, baskets, photography and sculpture. Media may include oil, acrylic, pen/ink, watercolors, pastel, collage, beadwork, glass, found objects and mixed media. To submit, email: 5 jpg files (300DPI or greater (3.5+ in size) named the same as artwork title; artist Bio and/or Artist Statement (Word or text files); complete contact info; price orf original and/or prints if available. Email the required materials by Monday, November 4, 2019
to There is no fee to enter.

BEYOND 20/20

The Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, invites photographers to submit work for Photowork: Beyond 20/20 that will celebrate prescient social commentary, as well as engagement with issues relating to contemporary photography. Submissions should embrace excellence in cutting-edge and/or traditional processes. Past winners of this annual national exhibition have worked with small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, chromogenic prints, and everything in between. Remember, it's possible to have better than 20/20 vision, Barrett Art Center looks forward to seeing your submissions. Photowork is an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States and jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field. Photowork celebrates its 33rd year in 2020, and BAC is proud to welcome Shoair Mavlian, Director, Photoworks, UK as this year’s juror. Awards: $500 Juror’s Prize, $200 Second Prize, $125 Honorable Mention. Entry Fee: $45 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image ($35/$5 for BAC members). Submit here.
  • Run by WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) this is a registry of opportunities, as well as an application management system. Registration required.
  • ArtSake: Archive of Calls for Artists, run by the Massachusetts Arts Council
  • "the art world's first and most accessed resource of its kind"
  • The Calls for Artists (can be indexed by state and deadline)
  • Scoop.It: Public Art RFPs and RFQs
  • NYFA Opportunities: Calls, Residencies and other opportunities. Can be indexed by date, location and type
  • NEW: No Film School recently released its list of opportunities for documentary, narrative, screenwriting, and new media projects with Fall 2019 deadlines
  • Poets & Writers - the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests grants and awards available anywhere. See the P&W Grants Database

Rhizome champions born-digital art and culture through commissions, exhibitions, digital preservation, and software development. Founded by artist Mark Tribe as a listserve including some of the first artists to work online, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history of contemporary art engaged with digital technologies and the internet. In 2015, Rhizome launched its microgrant program, awarding $500–$1,500 to anyone with a compelling vision for net art through an annual open-call. Microgrants will now be awarded on a semi-rolling basis throughout the program season, aligned with the artistic research topics. Rhizome is currently seeking proposals for net art or to those relating to the Fall Theme of its 2019-20 Research Project: Info-Wars, which considers political radicalization and the internet. We're especially interested in Info-Wars related proposals by artists who are 18-22 years old. See 2018 Microgrants winners. Proposals will be considered from September 20, 2019. Submit your idea here.

The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival is a five-day event for readers, writers and theater lovers, March 25-29, 2020Its mission is to promote new work from emerging artists. There are four literary contests offered: One-Act Play and Fiction (Deadline Oct 1); and Poetry and Very Short Fiction (Deadline Oct. 15). Submissions must be original work, and not published in any way. Awards are: One-Act Play: $1500, a professional staged reading at the Festival and publication in Bayou Magazine; Fiction: $1500, airfare and accusations to attend the Festival; a public reading and publication in Louisiana Literature; Poetry: $1,000, a VIP Festival pass, publication in Antenna::Signals print magazine and public reading at the next Festival; and Very Short Fiction: $500,
VIP Festival Pass ($600 value); public reading at a literary panel at the next Festival; publication in New Orleans Review. All finalists receive a panel pass ($100 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on this site. For more details and to apply, click here 

The Lighthouse Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization devoted to encouraging the development of artists through a fellowship program and to the enrichment of the year-round cultural and economic vitality of Fishers Island, New York. Its primary purpose is to provide artists with space and time, free from material concerns, to do their best creative work. Artists and writers are brought on fellowship to Fishers Island, where they are provided with room, board and studio space, giving them ample opportunity for quiet productivity in a serene, supportive environment. The program accepts artists working in a wide range of disciplines, but is best able to accommodate visual artists and writers. Fellowships are six weeks in length, occur year round and provide fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance and a $1,500 stipend. Artistic excellence is the primary criteria for acceptance as a Light-house Works fellow. While in residence, fellows’ primary obligation is to the solitary pursuit of their work but fellows are asked to participate in an artist talk on the first week-end of the fellowship and to open their studio for an afternoon at the session’s conclusion. Each fellow has a private bedroom and shares bathrooms, the kitchen and living space at our residence. The house is always stocked with food, and most nights the directors cook for, and eat dinner with, the fellows. Studios are located adjacent to Silver Eel Cove where the ferry arrives and departs the island. Studios are private, flooded with light and face the ocean.  Lighthouse Works maintains a wood and metal shop, a Paragon kiln, a black and white darkroom and a letterpress print shop. For more details and to apply, click here.

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC is open year-round and features two Sessions -- with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 "Song of the Year." All entry fees from the contest help support the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus mobile recording studio. You don't need a professional recording. Entries will be judged on originality, melody, composition, and lyrics (when applicable). Your songs may be entered in any of the following categories: Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Electronic, Folk, and Children's. Instrumental compositions are encouraged. In 2019 there is over $300,000 in prize money. Every year, there are a total of 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and one $20,000 "Song of the Year." Winners, based on their level of achievement, will receive studio equipment from OWC, Yamaha, Audio-Technica, Konig & Meyer, Propellerhead, Neutrik, Genelec, Copperpeace, Mackie, Focusrite, New Bay Media. Each entry requires the following elements: one song five (5) minutes or less (mp3, CD or cassette); a lyric sheet (no lyrics necessary for instrumental compositions); a payment of $30 per song; and a completed application. Read the rules and regulations carefully. Apply here.

In The Fractured Atlas blog, Sophia Park gives her review of low-cost, handy, best digital tool recommendations from her Fractured Atlas team colleagues. Used well, these should decrease the time you spend managing and increase the time you spend creating. Here is an overview from which you can click through to what interests you.
Business Management: Airtable (flexible project management with templates); Asana (more traditional pm for complex projects)
Financial Management: Expensify (tracks expenses + integrates with many apps); Quickbooks (manage bills, income/expenses)
Digital Portfolio: Squarespace (all-in-one platform combining design, analytics, and commerce options); Wordpress (design customization, analytics, and commerce options from free to $45/month); Small Victories (storage+makes website from files you take from Dropbox); Format (website-building platform from $6-$25/month)
Promotion: Instagram (share your work with upto 500 million+ daily users + many useful  tools); UNUM (story planning, editing and analytics); Hubspot (free marketing, sales, customer service, and contact management). Money Making: Kickstarter (fundraising for creative projects); Patreon (membership-based fundraising); Seed&Spark (project-based crowdfunding for filmmakers)
Online Stores: Square (user-friendly store-front with hardware options for art fairs); Etsy (global online marketplace for creatives). 
Time Management: Toggl (reporting and billing on a user-friendly dashboard; seamless connection between devices); Forest (grows digital trees when you put down your phone; partners with Trees for the Future).
OCTOBER 29 & 30

A free, two-part evening workshop on Financial Fundamentals for Artists is being offered by thConnecticut Office of the Arts as part of its Arts & Economic Impact Professional Development series of workshops developed with the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF)The workshop in our region is hosted by the Housatonic Museum of Art and will take place on two evenings, Tues. Oct. 29 and Wed. Oct. 30, 6pm-8:30pm (networking at 6pm; program from 6:30pm). The presenter is Frederick Welka CEDF business advisor who serves as director of education and communications and who spent more than 30 years in specialty retailing and franchise development, operating his own company for 23 years. As he puts it, the path to sustainability involves assembling essential business knowledge and applying the principles when making decisions that impact the work and your livelihood. This two-part introduction lays the groundwork for understanding small business financial fundamentals so you can temper decisions with a balanced eye toward the long term. Whether you are a visual artist, performer or educator hoping to make your passion pay the bills, the truth is you need the same knowledge as the owner of any small business. More information is available here. Registration here.

Silvermine Arts Center seeks an Assistant School Director for the School of Art. This full-time management position provides an excellent growth opportunity at a prominent, award-winning art school with nearly 100 years history and over 4,000 annual registrations year-round. The School of Art provides year-round courses designed for full and part-time students of all ages and levels, from beginners to professional artists. The Assistant School Director will work with the public, students and teachers and be the face of the School. It is critical that the individual have strong interpersonal and communication skills, maintain a positive attitude with a friendly, patient demeanor and be able to adapt to various customer situations. The Assistant School Director provides support for the School Director in all aspects of managing the daily operations of the school. This role requires excellent computer skills and experience working with online application software systems. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, have exceptional organizational skills, and be comfortable with numbers and financial information. They must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and have the ability to prioritize tasks to maintain smooth operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Education Administr-ationmaintain and oversee ASAP online registration system in all capacities; prepare updates for the website for school and class information, photos and event announce-ments; maintain relevant current mailing lists; assist School Director with creation of course catalogs; work with school faculty to obtain class descriptions and other relevant information to be published; develop and prepare analytical reports as requested; work directly with Silvermine faculty as needed; regarding enrollments, updating bio and images for website, ordering supplies, supply lists, studio set-up, attendance and any updates regarding their classes. School Registrationassist students in selection of courses based upon interest, availability and skill level; perform registrar duties, such as registration, selection of courses, attendance, transfers and cancellation. Financial responsibilities: process student’s payments, gift certificates, discounts, credits and scholarships. Candidate will work closely with School financial manager to record financial transactions. Marketing and Social Media: oversee all school marketing content; design and create advertisements, press releases; coordinate and oversee off-campus events; assist and attend yearly events: Open House, Draw Until You Drop, Tag Sale, Halloween Party, Holiday Sale, Benefits, Student and Faculty Exhibitions. QualificationsBachelor's degree preferred; minimum of 5 years non-profit professional office experience; Advanced Microsoft Office (Excel, Word & Powerpoint) and Adobe Photoshop/ InDesign skills. Experience using ASAP, Education Administration Software (online registration, class management, billing & payment processing, and reporting & analytics) is highly advantageous. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm and some weekends. Must be highly detail-oriented, organized and motivated with a positive attitude; proven capacity to apply independent judgment in planning, prioritizing, and organizing multiple tasks in a diversified workload; a team player comfortable with collaborative work environment; strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization; demons-rated excellence in written and oral communication, including proofreading and editing; an art background is helpful. To applyPlease send cover letter and resume to Applicants must include cover letter. No phone calls.

The Fairfield Museum & History Center seeks a Director of Development who will work closely with Board and staff to oversee the planning and implementation of a multi-faceted fund development and external communications program to achieve the Museum's short- and long-term fundraising goals. Responsibilities: The Development Director will work closely with the Museum's Executive Director and Board to lead the following advancement activities: Planning: develop and implement a comprehensive fund development and communication plan to establish short and long-term goals and priorities; develop and implement manage-ment strategies for identifying, cultivating and stewarding donors; build and implement a fundraising program with a focus on individual giving, annual fund, membership, grants, corporate sponsorship, and special events; ensure timely communication and stewardship of existing donors. Annual Giving: Plan and coordinate annual giving campaigns; develop fundraising strategies and support the Executive Director and Board in gift solicitations; draft and oversee direct mailings, email, social media, and other forms of donor solicitation. Corporate Sponsorship: Plan and implement corporate sponsorship programs; identify and cultivate prospective corporate sponsors; develop proposals and solicit sponsorship support for Museum exhibitions, programs, and events. Grant proposals: Identify, research, and steward foundation prospects; draft proposals and reports with support from Museum staff.
Prospect Research and Stewardship: Oversee and coordinate all aspects of donor relations, communication, recognition, and stewardship. External Affairs: Oversee the Marketing and PR Manager in the develop-ment of communication and marketing strategies that strengthen the Fairfield Museum's brand and grow its base of support.
Major Giving: Plan and implement major gift campaigns; conduct prospect research, develop solicitation plans, and coordinate solicitation meeting with Executive Director and Board. Special Events: Manage and coordinate volunteer event committees, vendors, and staff in the execution of annual fund-raising events. Administration: Direct all work assignments of the Development Department: supervise support staff, interns, and volunteers in gift processing, donor acknowledgement, and membership fulfillment; oversee the maintenance of donor records and databases (currently in Giftworks); manage departmental budget; ensure that all development activities happen in a timely, efficient, and ethical manner; work closely with other departments to coordinate stewardship and funding opportunities with Museum programming. Other Duties as required to meet the Fairfield Museum s fund development goals. Qualifications: Successful applicants will bring creative energy, attention to detail, and enthusiasm to their work, and have 3-5 years of relevant work experience. Applicants should also clearly demonstrate their ability and experience with: planning and implementing comprehensive fund-raising campaigns that meet or exceed organizational goals; inspiring and managing a diverse team of staff, interns and volunteers; being an energetic self-starter, creative problem solver, effective leader and enthusiastic advocate of the Fairfield Museum's mission and programs. Communicating verbally and in writing with a variety of audiences; having a highly organized and efficient work ethic, and the ability to simultaneously balance multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; managing budgets, contracts, and working within tight deadlines. Working with Microsoft Office, project management software, and donor databases. This is a full-time, senior management position requiring occasional evening and weekend hours. Salary range $90-100,000/year, or commensurate with experience, with a generous benefit package including health, disability, dental, and life insurance, and employer-sponsored 401K. 
To Apply: All resumes should be sent to by October 15, 2019.


Artspace New Haven: Executive Director
Greenwich Historical Society: Curator of Exhibitions and Collections
Sept. 15: Indpt Filmmaker Project: Fiscal Sponsorship Application Deadline
Sept. 16: CraftBoston2020 and Holiday Show Submission Deadline
Sept. 19: Miami University, Ohio: Young Painters/Nonrepresentational Competition: Application Deadline
Sept. 19: The Rowayton Arts Center: Invitation to Apply to be an Exhibiting Member Deadline
Sept. 20: Rhizome: Micro-grants (New Digital Art or Info-Wards) Application Deadline
Sept. 27: Spectrum Art Gallery: Autumn Arts Festival: Submission Deadline 
Sept. 29: Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX: Materials Hard+Soft Craft Exhibition Submission Deadline
Sept. 30: Gulf Coast Magazine: Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing Application Deadline
Sept. 30: Red Bull Detroit Artist Residencies Application Deadline

Oct. c1: Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival: One Act Play & Fiction Deadlines
Oct. c5: Carriage Barn Arts Center: Capturing New Canaan
Oct. c6: Gallery 263, Cambridge: Texture: Submission Deadline
Oct. 15: Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival: Poetry & Very Short Fiction Deadlines
Oct. 15: Lighthouse Works, Fishers Island: Residency Fellowships for Artists & Writers Deadline
Oct. 16: A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art: Application Deadline
Oct. 23: Ridgefield Guild of Artists: 2-1-2 Submission Deadline
Oct. 28: Stamford Museum & Nature Center: Holiday Market Submission Deadline
Oct 29-30: Free Professional Development Workshop: Financial Fundamentals for Artists

Nov. c4: Carriage Barn Arts Center: Capturing New Canaan
Nov. c4: Picture That/Thompson Hospitality: Sustainability Submission Deadline
Nov. 11: Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie: Photowork: Beyond20/20 Submission Deadline

Dec. 15: John Lennon Songwriting Contest Application Deadline
Dec. 31:  Iconic Norwalk: Submission Deadline   

Savor City: Bridgeport Artists and Musicians Needed.
Gottlieb Foundation: Emergency Grant Program (painters, printmakers, and sculptors)
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