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ARTISTS' NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
April 8, 2017

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members by providing 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 500 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
OUR NEWS
PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR: browngrotta - APRIL 26
Come join us for the 7th stop on our Progressive Gallery Tour 2016-17 on Wed. April 26, 6pm. Help celebrate browngrotta arts' 30th anniversary with Rhonda Brown and Tom Grotta during their once-a-year, 10-days-only, Art in the Barn exhibition, Still Crazy After All These Years at their barn/home in Wilton. Eighty-two artists from Europe, Asia, North and South America and the UK will participate, and they have provided extraordinary work, including wall works, art textiles and indoor and outdoor sculptures to honor this milestone. Find out more and register here.
CULTIVATING COLLECTORS  PANEL 2 - APRIL 27
Cultivating Collectors First Panel with four gallery owners (l to r): Fernando Luis Alvarez, Eric Ben-Kiki, Fred Giampietro and Amy Simon. At right, moderator Martha Lewis.
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County continues its partnership with the Silvermine Arts Center in the second panel in its series on the theme of Cultivating Collectors: The Landscape of Collecting to be held Thurs. April 26, 6pm at Silvermine. This second discussion will focus on the education of collectors: what the best sources are for information about trends and rising artists; what to look for in artists’ resumes; how to develop and trust one’s own eye; how to gauge an investment, and more. The panel of speakers will represent the points of view of a museum curator, a collector, an investment adviser, an artist, and a commentator. Register here.
DAVID DUNLOP BENEFIT FOR CAFC - APRIL 29
Don't miss this special benefit lecture by master painter David Dunlop: teacher, lecturer, writer and artist on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop and other DVDs about painting. David is giving his lecture: The Science of Expression; Art and Design as a benefit for CAFC at the Westport Arts Center, Sat. April 29, 2:30-4pm. We hope you will come, learn from David, and support the Cultural Alliance! Just $20 ($25 non-members). Sign up here.
SAVE THE DATE: ACE AWARDS - JUNE 7
Save the Date: Weds. June 7 for the Cultural Alliance's second Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards Breakfast, to be held at The Shore and Country Club, Norwalk. Special Guest Speaker will be Broadway star Kelli O'Hara. Master of Ceremonies will again be James Naughton. Platinum sponsors: Cohen & Wolf; Hobbs, Inc., and Shipman & Goodwin. Awards will be given in Corporate, Artist, Nonprofit, Educator and Citizen categories.
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
LEN GRAYECK

Len Grayeck is a Shelton-based self-taught artist with over 28 years experience, who specializes in acrylic landscapes, portraits, and abstracts. Originally, he says, painting started as a form of therapy and it is still the main reason why he has made it through the tough times. He says that when the work is going well, he is filled with a sense of industrious wonder: "It allows me to express and process the world around me. It also gives me a way to share my thoughts and feelings with other people visually instead of verbally. When people see my work, my hope is they discover a particular feeling or mood – whether it’s a feeling from a long time ago or a new one. Len starts his works by concentrating on the feeling he wants to convey. Then, from the thousands of images that catch his eye, he works hard on transferring that image that expresses the feeling onto the canvas. He says he knows a piece is done when the image is captured and also expresses the feeling he had in mind when he started. Len loves working with acrylic because of its versatility and its fast drying time that allows for multiple layers of paint and many layers of complexities. Len has shown at the Milford Arts Council's Firehouse Gallery, The Art Society of Old Greenwich, where he won First Place in its 2016 annual juried show for his Helianthus Tribus, and recently in the Schelfhaudt Gallery’s Selfie show. See Len's website and Facebook page.
FLORENCE SUERIG

After a successful 35-year career as a fiber artist, Florence Suerig began working in clay in 2000. She exhibited at venues including the American Craft Museum (now the American Museum of Art & Design), The Craft USA ’08 Triennial at Silvermine Arts Center, and in All Fired Up! at Westchester Community College. Her sculptural works are the result of several years of intense exploration of the medium and reflect sensitivity to color, form, surface and line. More recently, Florence has concentrated on painting marks on canvas and paper with color and line gesture as if dancing in space. The work has taken the form of a painted mark done with life size brush filmed while performing a Tai Chi movement set to music (see video here). Additionally, there are painted works overlaid with marks reminiscent of a dancer moving through space. She has written: "My work is inspired by dancing over the surface with my brush. My thoughts of love, joy, and sorrow are expressed through my hands. They seem to move on their own.... I am not interested in reality, but in form and line. Just as my eyes and hands move, I want the viewer's eye to move over the form. I invite participation from the viewer, trying to evoke a desire to enter my world, to explore the mystery, to imagine the erotic spaces, to linger... and to embrace the soul of my work." Florence has exhibited extensively in Connecticut and New York. In 2013 she won the Greenwich Arts Council's sculpture award. See Florence's website and her 2013-14 blog.
JENNIFER PRAT


Jennifer Prat is a Fairfield-based photographer, writer (and the Business Development Manager at Fairfield University's Quick Center). She writes that ever since her grandma gave her a pink, plastic, point-and-shoot camera for her sixth birthday, she has been hooked on observing life through a viewfinder: "I am always looking for the nuance of a moment. Whether it is a portrait, a landscape, a protest, a wedding, or a sandwich, the impact of a photograph should be a palpable distillation of an experience. It's just how I communicate." Jennifer lives in Fairfield with a husband, a hound, a toddler, and a very diverse spice rack. See her website. See Jennifer's website and blog and Twitter feed and be sure to follow her on Instagram.

PARKWAY SOUTH -
HEATHER PRESCOTT MICHAEL LIEBENSOHN

Parkway South is a singer/songwriter duo with a strong blues influence. Hailing from Shelton, Parkway South cites the influences of Jackson Browne, The Civil Wars and Fleetwood Mac. The duo was founded in 2009 by photographer Heather Prescott Liebensohn (vocals) and Michael Liebensohn (vocals, guitar, piano). They named themselves after CT’s state route 15, also known as the Merritt Parkway, that runs from Fairfield County into New York, where Heather would come up with song ideas during her long daily commutes. "When sharing something raw and personal with the audience," Mike tells us, "not only does it lighten our own emotional load, but our goal is to make the listener feel something - to laugh, cry, feel empowered, feel validated, feel not alone - like, 'if they could do it, I could do it too'. That's the true power of music". Parkway South is currently recording their debut albumParkway South is currently recording their debut album Reckless Enlightenment. See Parkway South's website, Soundcloud and Facebook pages, and YouTube channel.
CURRENT MEMBERS
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YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
GROUP SHOWS & OTHER NEWS:
Congratulations to members who won prizes in the Rowayton Arts Center's ABSTRACTION show, juried by Riad Miah. Heide Follin won 1st Place in Acrylics; Juliette Tehrani, 2nd Place in Drawings, Prints and Paper Cuts; Bevi Bulwinkel2nd Place in Oils, Erin Dolan, Honorable Mention in Oils, and Bruce Horan, 3rd Place in Oils. Go see Riad Miah spend time with some of the winning works on SLOW Art Day Sat. April 8, 10-12 noon.
 
Erin Dolan, Lori Glavin and Nancy McTague-Stock all have work in Re-Awakening, a show of work by Wilson Avenue Loft Artists at Seabury Academy's ARTWorks on the Green. Opening reception this Sunday, April 9, 2-4pm. The show runs through May 21.
INDIVIDUALS
Judith Bacal has five of her stunning, her large flower photographs on display at Valencia Luncheria restaurant (164 Main Street, Norwalk) all month - click image for installation view. These are part of a collection of some 50 images taken with a macro attachment on Judith's iPhone. She says that it's an amazing experience of discovery, getting close up and inside the flowers - finding tiny insects and specs of pollen. Judith has been taking photographs since she bought her first 35 mm camera at 15 with science and nature as a recurring theme.
Heidi Lewis Coleman is currently exhibiting her acrylic & cut paper pieces, ASGAARD (at right) and ATLANTIS 2, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester through September 30th. This exhibit, entitled Different Textures, was curated and installed by ArtsWestchester, a nationally recognized private arts council which providing art programs and services throughout Westchester County. Please join us for the opening reception on Tues., April 18th 6-7:30pm. MSK Westchester is located at 500 Westchester Avenue, West Harrison, New York.
Naomi Cruz has three paintings in a solo show at the Westport Animal Hospital (814 Post Road East). At right is a detail of herYou and Me (2015, acrylic, oil and graphite, 48x36", click for larger image), celebrating the coming together of two people--"as colors come together to create a feeling."
Erin Dolan won Honorable Mention for Quintessence (2017, oil on canvas, 18x18" at right), in the Rowayton Arts Center's Abstraction show, on view through April 23. Erin also has work, including the mixed media on canvas, Road Trip Out West, in Re-Awakening, a show of work by Wilson Avenue Loft Artists at Seabury Academy's ARTWorks on the Green, opening reception this Sunday, April 9, 2-4pm. The show runs through May 21.
Heide Follin won First Place in the Acrylics section of the Rowayton Arts Center's Abstraction exhibitio, juried by Riad Miah. Heidi's winning painting was her Himalayan Highway (2017, acrylic on watercolor paper 15x15", 22" x 22" framed), which together with Prayer Flags in the Wind, interpret her travel experiences in the mystical Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, crossing mountain passes on bumpy narrow roads, expansive valleys enveloped in morning “dragon's breath”, internalizing the Buddhist culture and the beautiful rural landscape dotted with colorful prayer flags and temples.
Jessica Makin's From the Shade (2016, acrylic on panel 18x24") has been juried into the Making Your Mark exhibition at the Providence Art Club through April 21 (one of the 65 pieces selected from 980 entries). Jessica's Reaching for Light (2017 oil on panel 10x16," detail at right) will be included in the national juried show, Back to the Gardenat the Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, NC through April 29. Jessica has a new Instagram page and she encourages all to follow her there.
Nadia Martinez has curated Exchanges on Paper, an exhibition of works by Teresa Waterman, Esther Rosa, Michelle Bratsafolis, and Kathryn Cameron for the Miranda Art Project Space (6 N Pearl St., # 404-E, Port Chester, NY) All the artists work with paper in various forms, using different techniques to bring their visions to fruition, and the show highlights the significant role and variety of forms paper has taken over time in the world of fine arts. Media and techniques represented include encaustic, cyanotype, metal leaf gilding, casting from paper pulp, and painting with mixed media. There is an opening reception Sat. April 15, 6–8pm and the show runs through to April 28.
Sooo-z Mastropietro just completed four commissions for a client: four 24x20" portraits done in tubes. Each was inspired by a photograph and worked out in a larger linear format. Sooo-z also has some pages devoted to her work in The Woven Tale Press Vol. V #3. Scroll through from page 49.

Allyson Monson is the featured artist at the Ridgefield Playhouse’s Art Wine & Jazz Series on April 19, featuring Squirrel Nut Zippers and Ozomatli. Allyson is showing images from her URBAN NATURE series including Reality No. 2 (2016, 26.7 x 40" dye sublimation onto aluminum) taken in Charleston, South Carolina. Allyson comments  "URBAN NATURE is about the simple moments in life, that we often miss with our eyes." The wine tasting and art exhibit opens at 7:15pm, show starts at 8pm. 
Donna Osterby-Brien has her work, Orange Tulips (2017, fluid acrylic on panel, 10x10") included in the Black Rock Art Guild's show Paint and Poetry at the Fairfield University's Bookstore. Donna's painting is accompanied by a poem by Ray Rauth. The poems are posted on the wall alongside the paintings. The show opens Fri. April 7 and is on view through April 29.
http://www.ellenschiffmanfiber.com/gallery/box-project
Ellen Schiffman, has her amazing 52 Box Project (detail at right, click for all 52 boxes) on view at The Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA). Over the course of a year, Ellen challenged herself to fill a 9”x 9” shadowbox with a work of art each week that explored fiber art and mixed media materials and techniques. The 52 Box Project in its entirety, along with several larger pieces that grew out of the series will be exhibited at the Fuller Craft Museum through July 30. There is an opening reception this Sun. April 9, 2-5pm.
Compiled List of Artist Member Openings & Events
Click button to right to download Fairfield County events to your ICAL or Google Calendar
Sat. April 8: Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Branching Out. Byram-Shubert Library, Greenwich. Opening Reception, 3-5pm
Sun. April 9: Re-Awakening, ArtWorks on the Green, Norwalk. Opening reception, 2-4pm (Erin Dolan, Lori Glavin and Nancy McTague-Stock)
Sun. April 9:  Ellen Schiffman, 52 Box Project. Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA. Opening Reception, 2-5pm.
Sat. April 15: Nadia Martinez curated, Exchanges on Paper, Miranda Art Project Space, 6 N. Pearl St., Port Chester, NY. Opening reception, 6-8pm.
Tues. April 18: Different Textures, Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester, 500 Westchester Ave., West Harrison, NY. Opening reception, 6-7:30pm. (Heidi Lewis Coleman, Cindy Mullins).
Wed. April 19: Allyson Monson, Art, Wine and Jazz, Ridgefield Playhouse, 7:15pm.
Links in blue indicate events listed on FCBuzz.org
Check FCBuzz.org for listings of all events by our members!
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             
GREENWICH ART SOCIETY
100TH ANNUAL JURIED  EXHIBITION
APRIL 22/23

The Greenwich Art Society (GAS) announces its 100th Annual Juried Exhibition, to be held at the Greenwich Arts Council's Bendheim Gallery, April 28-May 31. All artists who are members of the GAS are encouraged to submit work: receiving dates are Sat April 22 and Sun. April 23, 2-4pm at 299 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich. Membership ($75) is available here. Entry fee: $35 for one piece, $15 for a second. Hands-on entry, not digital. Media accepted include: Oil/Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, Sculpture, Photography, Computer Art, Fiber Arts, Other Media. The juror for the show is Kelly BaumCynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cash and other awards totaling over $2000 will be presented at the opening reception, including the Frances K. Brooks Prize for Best in Show of $500 and Irene Buynoski Best Drawing Award of $375. Prospectus available here.
ARTSPACE MAYNARD
EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
MAY 15

ArtSpace Maynard (Maynard, MA, 25 miles west of Boston) is one of the premier, mid-sized, nonprofit exhibition spaces in New England, operated by Artspace, Inc. and presenting new and important contemporary art. It houses 80 studio artists, the Acme Theater and the ArtSpace Gallery. ArtSpace Maynard invites artists in all media (except video) to submit proposals for one month solo or group exhibitions for the 2017-2018 season. Proposals should be for group or solo exhibitions and present a coherent theme. The proposed exhibit should be based on a unifying concept that is social, historical, philosophical, cultural, political or other. Preference is given to New England artists. Criteria for selection: quality of work, clarity and coherence of concept, and apparent ability of artist/curator to complete the project. The gallery is 1800 sq. ft., with 150 linear ft. of wall space, 16 ft. of built-in glass display cases and can accommodate large group exhibits. You are encouraged to view the space prior to submitting your proposal. Gallery floor plans are available.
Proposal Deadline: May 15; notification: June 15. Submissions here (only through CAFÉ Call for Entry). Full details here.
ROWAYTON ARTS CENTER
ART IN THE PARK
MAY 18

Rowayton Arts Center's annual outdoor arts and crafts sale in Pinkney Park is one of the highlights of Rowaytons’ annual Memorial Day celebration and provides an opportunity for RAC artists and craftspeople to attract buyers as parade-goers visit the displays following the parade. You can participate on May 28, 11am-3pm with a display or paint in the Plein Air contest for prize money. A display space will cost you $30 (no commission taken by RAC). Paint Out: $15…bring your own supports & supplies. Set-up, 9-11am; take-down, 3pm. Complete the application and pay online here. If you would like to reserve a display rack (limited supply), please call the office: 203-866-2744. Anyone who fails to comply with the rules will not be permitted to participate in Art in Pinkney Park in the future. Reservations Deadline: Wednesday, May 18. Crafters, please bring your own tables and chairs.
CT AUDUBON 
FAIRFIELD CENTER 
BIRDS & THEIR HABITAT
MAY 26

Connecticut Audubon Society 
announces a call to artists for its 2017 Birds and Their Habitat Art Exhibition and Sale, October 6 – 8, 2017, at the Center at Fairfield. Works must feature birds and/or the beauty of nature, from bird life and their habitats, to the diversity of natural landscapes specific to Connecticut and the Northeast. Works must be original and current. Mediums include: painting, pencil, photography, sculpture, printmaking, wood carving, ceramics and fine art crafts. 
Accepted artists choose between: 1. Artist in attendance during the exhibition: $400 rental fee, no commission on sales: 6’ table with white cloth, single side of 4’x 8’ display panel. 2. Gallery Area for artists not in attendance: 40% commission on sales, no rental fee; artists may display 5-10 pieces. Artists submit 3 – 5 images that best represent their work. Send 300 dpi jpeg images (no larger than 8” x 10”) with artist’s name, contact information and medium to rboucher@ctaudubon.org. Send entry fee of $30.00 to Birds and Their Habitat, The Connecticut Audubon Society, 2325 Burr Street Fairfield, CT 06824. Entry Deadline: May 26, 2017. Full prospectus here.
ICONIC NORWALK
MAY 31

Norwalk 2.0 has launched a new public art project, Iconic Norwalk, about celebrating the people, places, and culture of Norwalk. As Instagram is the fastest growing platform for artists to promote and share their work, Norwalk 2.0 is using this medium to help kick start its Norwalk Arts Community visibility campaign. To participate is simple: post an image of your work, or of a person, place or object that you feel is representative of Norwalk, onto Instagram using the hashtag #iconicnorwalk. A panel of jurors will select winning entries to be awarded prizes and be part of an exhibit in June. Upload your art, photos or video to Instagram using the hashtag #iconicnorwalk by May 31, 11pm. Prizes: Grand Prize, a $300 gift card. First Place Winners in the categories listed below will receive a $100 gift card: People’s Choice; Foodie Choice;  Fine Art; Moving Image; Event; Historic Choice; Student Choice. Click here for further details and rules. Follow @norwalk2 on Instagram.

CARVING STUDIO
SCULPTFEST 2017: 
STATE OF HOPE
JUNE 23

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center (West Rutland, VT) invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest 2017, September 10 – October 23. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is The State of Hope, guest curated by artist Whitney Ramage. In recent history hope has been the apex political rhetoric. What does it mean to us now? How can we resist mounting despair? Artists and artist teams are invited to submit proposals for sculpture, installation, video or performance to be exhibited on the historic grounds of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont. Artists are encouraged to visit the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center website for more information about the history of the grounds as a former marble quarry. Proposals should be emailed here and include: a one-page project description, sketches, photos or other visual representations of proposed project; artist’s resume; up to 10 images of previous works (emphasis on site-specific); and an artist's statement. Applications are due Friday, June 23.  Details here.
And Remember...
April 15: Deadline for applying to participate in Maker Faire Westport 2017
April 16: Rochester Contemporary Art Center's 6x6x2017 - Entries Due
April 17: Easton Arts Council: Art in the Country: Submission Deadline
See other deadlines below in Opportunities Calendar
Resources
Cafe.org CallforEntry.org: 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
ArtDeadline.com "the art world's first and most accessed resource of its kind"
The ArtGuide.com: 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
OPPORTUNITIES                             
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
SPRING CREEK
TRILLIUM PROJECT
APRIL 10

It’s wildflower time again, and that means it’s time to submit your applications for The Trillium Project. This year’s program will run from April 17 to May 21. The Trillium Project is our open, place-based, revolving residency program at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek. You are invited to submit a brief proposal—singly, in pairs, or in small groups—to spend 1 to 3 days at the Cabin to explore the land and create visual art, creative writing, scientific observations, music, or other works that emerge from your engagement with the Shotpouch land. Our vision for the Project is that people will come and go from the Cabin, exploring the creek, meadows, and upland forests, encountering new people and new ideas as they go about their explorations. Our hope is that as people find inspiration and information in this special place, they will also create passing collaborations with others, share their perspectives and expertise, and learn to see the land through a variety of eyes. Trillium Project proposals are due by Monday, April 10, 2017. We review applications as we receive them, so we encourage you to apply early. More details and application available here.
NATIONAL ARTS STRATEGIES 
CREATIVE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP
APRIL 23

National Arts Strategies is seeking applications for its 2017 Creative Community Fellowship program for innovators committed to using arts and culture to design solutions for community problems. 
Connecticut Office of the Arts will be sponsoring the participation and travel costs of two Fellows from the state of Connecticut. Guided by experts and leaders in social innovation, design thinking, and creative placemaking, fellows will gain the tools, skills, and networks they need to activate ideas that transform their communities. In 2017, twenty-five fellows with an idea for a cultural project that responds to a problem they want to solve in their communities will be invited to join the program. The program brings cultural entrepreneurs together for a week of learning and fostering connections.  Register for an online information session April 19, 12:30pm with Program & Engagement Manager, Taylor Craig. This webinar is about one hour in length. All applications must be received no later than April 23, 2017. Information here
WOMEN PHOTOGRAPH
1. PULITZER DOCU GRANT
2. ONA VISUAL JOURNALISM GRANT
MAY 20

Women Photograph, a database launched by photographer Daniella Zalcman to promote the representation of female photographers in the industry, has launched two grants to finance new or in-progress projects. The main grant, supported by the Pulitzer Center and worth $5,000will support a documentary project — either new or in-progress — from an established mid-career visual journalist. The grant will be awarded directly from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the grantee will work with the Pulitzer Center's existing grant infrastructure to produce the work and participate in their educational programming. Pulitzer application is here. The second project area, financed by the camera-bag company ONA, comprises three (3) $2,500 grants that will support documentary projects — either new or in-progress — from three emerging visual journalists. Apply for ONA Grants here. Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. The images need not be related to the project proposal. Multimedia projects are welcome. These grants are open to female, female-identifying, and non-binary documentary photographers of any nationality. There is no fee to apply. There are no specific parameters on what is meant by "emerging photographer" — all applicants will be asked to submit a bio that includes number of years spent in the field. Grantees will retain full ownership of all work completed. Women Photograph, the Pulitzer Center, and ONA may all ask for the use of promotional images to be used explicitly in conjunction with promoting the photographer, the work, and the grants. Deadline: May 20, 2017
NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS 
CANADIAN WOMEN ARTISTS AWARD
JUNE 30

The New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) has announced a new award to individuals pursuing artistic excellence in all forms: the first-ever Canadian Women Artists’ Award. The $5,000 award is supported by funding granted to NYFA by the Canadian Women’s Club (CWC) of New York as a way to continue its philanthropic work when it disbanded. Designed to provide financial support to an emerging or early career artist working in any discipline, the award can be used in any manner the recipient deems necessary to further her artistic goals. The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to female Canadian citizens between the ages of 21 and 35 who are living and working in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, including students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. All applicants must be able to provide proof of Canadian citizenship and can apply in the following categories: Architecture/Environmental Structures/ Design; Choreography; Crafts/Sculpture; Digital/Electronic Arts; Fiction; Folk/ Traditional Arts; Interdisciplinary Work; Music/Sound; Nonfiction Literature; Painting; Photography; Playwriting/Screenwriting; Poetry; Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts; Video/Film. Apply here. NYFA is accepting applications through June 30, 11:59pm and will announce the award winner in Summer 2017.
JOBS                             
THE KLEIN
P/T BOX OFFICE & MARKETING MANAGER

The Klein in Bridgeport, a non-profit performing arts center seeks a part-time box office and marketing manager at. This position manages all box office activities, including operation of online ticket system, phone and in-person ticket sales, preparation of reports, data collection and analysis of trends. As marketing manager the candidate will create digital and print advertising layouts and campaigns, prepare bi-weekly e-blasts, manage website and all marketing materials on social media. This job requires excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to create the most positive experiences for the theater’s patrons and clients. Minimum three years experience in related fields required. Those interested should send resumes and at least 2 professional references to the attention of the Executive Director at: The Klein, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605 or by email at: info@theklein.org.
FAIRFIELD COUNTY CHILDREN'S CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR CONDUCTOR

The Fairfield County Children’s Choir is accepting applications for the position of Conductor of the FCCC Concert Choir, the third-level group made up of 95-100 children in grades 5-12, for the 2017-2018 season. This group has performed with area choirs and orchestras, and at Carnegie Hall three times in the past four years. FCCC seeks an individual with a passion for music, outstanding musicianship and excellent interpersonal skills. This conductor also conducts the combined choirs of the FCCC (300+ children) at various times throughout the season. Rehearsals take place in Fairfield on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm (Sept-May). Additional rehearsal time is scheduled on an as needed basis. There are 4-8 concerts per season. The FCCC Concert Choir Conductor reports to the FCCC Music Director. Qualifications include: a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in music, music education, conducting, etc.; outstanding musicianship; quality vocal model; piano keyboard skills (accompanist will be provided); experience with high quality repertoire; outstanding communication skills; ability to work as a member of a team. For complete job description, click here.
EARTHPLACE
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Earthplace seeks a Marketing and Communications Coordinator to work with the Director of Fund Development to execute all marketing, communications, events and donor engagement for Earthplace. This is a full time, salaried position. Responsibilities include: Develop a deep understanding of the Earthplace mission, goals, strategy and brand personality and assist in delivering messaging that is on brand and on target for all audiences; manage organization contact and donor management database and strategic communications lists; assist with all fundraising events and relevant communications; coordinate all marketing and brand communications including reports, newsletters and all online and social media communications; provide administrative support. Qualifications include: a Bachelor's degree; 2-3 years appropriate experience required with a focus on marketing and communications; nonprofit and project management experience a plus; highly detail and process oriented; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience using donor management software and analytics; ability to execute communications efforts across web and social media platforms; demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment, prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; be a team player with a strong commitment to the Earthplace mission of environmental education. Full description here. Submit cover letter and resume to hr@earthplace.org
WHOLE FOODS WESTPORT STORE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Whole Foods Market, Westport seeks a Store Graphic Designer to design and create graphics for promotions, store literature, and signage, including computer generated and hand drawn flyers, shelf signs, chalkboards, and the store calendar.
Responsibilities include: maintain and produce signage for all departments, ensuring visual quality and consistency and adherence to Whole Foods Market brand standards; follow all regional signage graphical standards, guidelines, and procedures; perform store walks to check quality and appearance of signs; replace signs as needed; create flyers and other marketing materials as needed; illustrate chalkboards for displays; maintain
a clean and orderly workspace. Knowledge, skills, & abilities required include: high energy, enthusiastic, and displays an affinity for our products, core values, and company philosophy; an ability to follow directions and established procedures; strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks; good communication skills; proficient in basic computer skills including email and Microsoft Office; proficient in computer graphic software such as Adobe InDesign and Illustrator; the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed. Desired Work Experiences: Graphic Design (Proficient); Computers – MAC OS (Proficient). Apply here.

Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Greenwich Arts Council: Executive Director
Pequot Library: Director of Development
Philip Johnson Glass House: Visitor Center/Design Store Associate
Sacred Heart University, Graphic Design Adjunct
Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop, Fairfield: Digital Arts Education Coordinator

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OPPORTUNITIES CALENDAR                             
APRIL
April 10: Oregon State University: Trillium Project 3-day residency Application Deadline
April 15: Deadline for applying to participate in Maker Faire Westport 2017
April 16: Rochester Contemporary Art Center's 6x6x2017  - Entries Due
April 17: Easton Arts Council: Art in the Country: Submission Deadline
April 19: National Arts Strategies, Creative Community Fellowships Webinar, 12:30pm
April 20: Creative Capital Webinar: Creating a Marketing Strategy. 7pm. $25
April 21-22: Stamford Art Association: Vivian & Stanley Reed Marine Show Receiving
April 22: Figment NYC 2017 Submission Deadline
April 22/23: Greenwich Art Society, 100th Annual Juried Exhibition, Receiving, 2-4pm
April 19: National Arts Strategies, Creative Community Fellowships Deadline
April 26: Stamford Art Association/Art at the Ferguson: Art in the Environment Deadline

MAY
May c5: Essex Summer Arts Festival Application Deadline
May 12: Oxford Food and Arts Fest (June 11) Application Deadline
May 15: Artspace Maynard (MA): Exhibition Proposals Deadline
May 18: Rowayton Arts Center, Art in the Park Application Deadline
May 17: CT Office of the Arts: Artist Fellowship Application Deadline
May 19: Harrison Public Library, NY: 2018 Library Shows: Submission 9:30am-4:30pm
May 20: Women Photograph: Pulitzer and Ona Grant Submission Deadlines
May 26: CT Audubon at Fairfield: Birds & Their Habitat Submission Deadline
May 27: Silvermine Arts Center: Art of the Northeast: Submission Deadline
May 31: Iconic Norwalk Instagram Contest Submission Deadline

JUNE
June 15: Coastal Arts Guild Artists and Artisans At the Beach Application Deadline
June 23: Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland, VT: Sculptfest2017 Deadline
June 30: NYFA: Canadian Women Artists' Award Application Deadline
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