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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
August 19, 2016
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 450 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
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❖ New Member: Leslee Asch

❖ Members in Ridgefield Art Walk and Walk on Down; Westport Artists' Collective Pop-Up Show; and The NEST's closing reception at Bridgeport Mayor's Gallery. Other news about Frances Ashforth, Lu Buckner, Miggs Burroughs, Ann Chernow, Eric Chiang, Frederic Chiu, Kat Evans, Scott Glaser, Ellen Gordon, Mary Harold, Karen Kent, Marcella Kurowski, Daniel Lanzilotta, Susan Leggitt, Amy Oestreicher, Marianne Schmidt, Rick Shaefer, Liz Squillace, Mick Theebs, Karen Vogel and Elizabeth White .
Members' Openings
Calendar of Members' Openings over the next 2 weeks

❖ Bridgeport Art Trail: Call for Images - August 27
❖ Ridgefield Guild of Artists: Annual Juried Show - Sept. 10
❖ Arts Center Killingworth/Spectrum Gallery: Madison Arts Festival - Sept. 30
❖ Billboard Creative, Los Angeles - October 2
❖ Pequot Library: 19th Annual Art Show - October 1

❖ Ridgefield Guild of Artists: Festive Home 2016 - October 15

❖ Connecticut Choral Society: Summer Sing & Auditions - August 29
❖ Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras: Auditions - August 27 - Sept. 1

❖ Harvard University Radcliffe Institute: Fellowship Program - Sept. 15
❖ The Clark Hulings Fund: Visual Artist Business Accelerator Grant - Sept. 30

❖ Sorelle Gallery: P/T Art Advisor
❖ Westport Country Playhouse: Development Director

❖ Cavalier Galleries: Gallery Assistant/Registrar
❖ Devore Associates: Landscape Architect

Jobs Still Available

Deadlines and Dates to Remember
Artists not receiving our Organizations Newsletter, will hopefully be pleased to hear that both The Artists of 305 Knowlton and Firing Circuits Studios recently joined as members of the Cultural Alliance. This brings the total number of member artists spaces to eight - in Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford. Let us know of other spaces!
If you haven't already (and even if you have), check out our combined Cultural Alliance and FCBuzz Facebook page. Check in regularly to see our recommendations - and please LIKE the page. At time of writing we're at 1937. We have 2,500 in our sights. Let's do it soon! Thanks!

An independent curator and writer, Leslee Asch served as Executive Director of Silvermine Arts Center from April 5, 2010 to April 5, 2016. Her personal passion is work that unites the visual and performing arts and as such she has presented work by multi-disciplinary artists including Brent Green, C. Ryder Cooley, Bridgman|Packer Dance, and Miwa Matreyek. She compiled and authored essays for Silvermine's 90th anniversary commemorative book, helped create the Sculpture Walk, expanded and renovated the offices and back-campus studios, and enabled the addition of bronze casting, glass working and woodworking to the art curriculum. Leslee spent 6 years as Executive Director of National Dance Institute, a nationally recognized, award-winning arts education program, founded in 1975 by New York City Ballet principal dancer, Jacques d’Amboise. Prior to NDI, she ran her own consulting firm helping clients ranging from Anna Deavere Smith to Walt Disney World with events, writing and strategic planning. Leslee worked for the Jim Henson Company for over 20 years. She began her career as a puppet builder, and then went on to serve as Director of Exhibitions for Jim Henson Productions, curating and managing exhibitions world-wide. She also served as Executive Director of the Jim Henson Foundation and Producing Director of the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater. She co-curated and wrote the exhibition text for all five Henson festivals, working with numerous NYC institutions (including The Public Theater and The Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center). In 2010, she curated and wrote the catalog for The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater, for the Katonah Museum of Art. Leslee remains an active Board Member of the Jim Henson Foundation and is currently working on a book about the festival years. She has also recently joined the National League of American Pen Women, Greenwich Chapter and the Flinn Gallery Committee.
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YOUR NEWS                             
MARY HAROLD, MICHELE HUBLER, JUDITH LAMBERTSON, AMY OESTREICHER, MARJORIE POE NANCY WOODWARD are all participating in this year's Ridgefield Art Walk organized by the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. Click image at right for map of locations and complete brochure. Opening festivities occur today, Friday Aug. 19, 5-8pm. One piece from each artist will be included in RGOA's Walk on Down exhibition, opening reception Sat. Aug. 20 4-6pm
LU BUCKNER, JOY BUSH, KAT EVANS, SCOTT GLASER, KAREN KENT, and JUDITH LAMBERTSON are all featured in the next Westport Artists' Collective Pop-Up show at the WESTPORT ARTS CENTER, Thursday August 25, 6-8pm.
PATRICE BARRETT, CARLOS DAVILA, JANE DAVILA, BARBARA DIEROLF, PHYLLIS LEE, KRISTEN MERRILL, SUSAN TAYLOR MURRAY and RICK SHAEFER, artists of The NEST Arts Factory, are currently on exhibit at the Mayor’s Gallery in the Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport. There will be a closing reception and an opportunity to meet the artists on Thursday, August 25 from 4:30-6:30 pm.
HEIDE FOLLIN, ELLEN GORDON, MARY HAROLD, MARY NEWCOMB,  MARJORIE POE and KAREN VOGEL all have work in the Greenwich Art Societys Powers of Observation exhibit at The Flinn Gallery, a members' exhibition, juried by the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Margaret Kross. The show runs through August 30.
FRANCES ASHFORTH has paintings and monotypes included in Land and Sea, a group show curated by Diane Birdsall Gallery, held at the Westerly Land Trust, 10 High St, Westerly, RI, September 2-October 16, 2016. There is an opening reception, Friday September 2nd, 5:30-7:30. A portion of proceeds will benefit the land trust. At right is a detail of Indigo Study 1 (2016, unique waterbase monotype, 22"x28", click for larger image). 
LU BUCKNER has several pieces in the Westport Artists Collective Pop Up show at the Westport Arts Center August 25, including bronzes, LED lit sculptures and cast resin sculptures. Monarch Moon Migration (2016, 8" diameter, life-size butterflies, at right) is a steel and cast resin wall sconce that celebrates the annual migration of the endangered Monarch butterflies to their winter home, where they gather in the millions.
Congratulations to MIGGS BURROUGHS for winning The People's Choice award for photography, made by partygoers at Pequot Library's preview party for the community art show, Exploring the Landscape of Art, Exploring the Art of Landscape. Biggs won for his lenticular photography, including Sisters (2016, 20"x16", at right). Biggs combined a photo he took of a Masai woman in 2007, with one of a friend on Main Street, Westport, dressed in the same colors, taken several years later. Miggs says he wanted to convey the geographic and cultural differences of women living thousands of miles apart, while celebrating the common sisterhood that exists across continents. Pequot is holding a 3-person show for Miggs and two other winners. The opening reception is Wed. August 31, 5-7pm.
ANN CHERNOW's etching, Fate  (2014, aquatint printed on Canson Edition Antique White paper. 8" x 97/8", detail at right) has been selected for the Washington Printmaker Gallery's exhibition National Small Works through August 27 (1641 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC). Juried by Susan Calloway and Christine Neptune, the show features prints by 33 artists from across the US that displayed "mastery and variety of media, presentation, and compelling subject matter."
ERIC CHIANG is in a two-person show at the Fairfield Public Library's Kershner Gallery, Earth & Beyond. The opening reception and artists talk are this Saturday, August 20, 4:30 - 6:30 PM. In this exhibition, Eric's 12 medium-sized, thought-provoking paintings, created over a period of 12 years, explore questions about our existence on the earth - and beyond. At right, Swan Lake Rhapsody (2014, oil on canvas, 36"x36")
FREDERIC CHIU has two notable performances coming up. One is the Beechwood Arts High Five Fundraiser, Thurs. August 25, in which he will be playing with Joshua Bell. The other is the latest in his popular series of Classical Smackdown concerts, in which all attendees vote on their preferred composer. At 5@5, Sept 10 at DiMenna Center (450 West 37 St, NYC) Frederic pitches J.S. Bach against Philip Glass. Tickets just $5, but you must attend to vote!
KAT EVANS has several paintings in the Westport Artists' Collective Pop-Up show at the WESTPORT ARTS CENTER, Thursday August 25, 6-8pm. She also won Third Place in Acrylics for Splendor in the Grass in the Rowayton Arts Center Brushwork exhibition. Kat is pleased to also report she just sold a work, Chillin (2016, acrylic, 12"x12", at right) through the Ridgefield Guild of Artists satellite gallery at Bailey’s Backyard to collectors from Rhode Island.
SCOTT GLASER makes an appearance in the Westport Artists' Collective Pop-Up show at the WESTPORT ARTS CENTER, Thursday August 25, 6-8pm. His main piece is Withdrawal Symptoms (acrylic on canvas, 32"x42", detail at right) but he's also showing Red State. Blue State (work in progress, acrylic on canvas, 48"x84"), Off Into the Sunset (acrylic on canvas, 26"x26"), and installation photographs of four commissions.
ELLEN GORDON won a Jerry's Artarama award and gift certificate in the Greenwich Art Societys Powers of Observation exhibit at The Flinn Gallery, for her Boudoir (2015, 40"x30", mixed media collage, detail at right, click for larger image). Boudoir is part of Ellen's continuing "interference" paint series from 2015.
MARY HAROLD's photograph The Door (2016, detail at right, click for larger image) was juried into the Greenwich Arts Society show Powers of Observation. at the Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library through August 30. Mary has several photographs in the Ridgefield Art Walk (Ross Bread Shoppe/Coffee House, 109 Danbury Rd) and her Railway Cars has been accepted into the 36th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Sept. 25 - Oct. 27 at the Stamford Art Association.
KAREN KENT continues to paint owls in all their glory. Several of them will make an appearance at the Westport Artists' Collective Pop-Up show at the WESTPORT ARTS CENTER, Thursday August 25, 6-8pm. Among them is Courage (2016, acrylic on canvas, 48"x36", detail at right).
MARCELLA KUROWSKI is the Bridgeport Art Trail (BAT)'s Artist of the Month for August. Marcella worked collaboratively with artists Jahmane West, Michael J. Clocks and Iyaba Ibo Mandingo on set design for New Paradigm Theatre's production of Oliver Reinvented, opening this weekend at FTC. In an interview in the BAT Monthly about the collaboration, Marcella commented "It’s inspiring to work with such talented artists of different styles. We are all standing back and letting each individual style shine through. It’s diverse, colorful and laid back." At right, detail of War Paint (2016, acrylic and paint marker, 46"x46"; click for larger image)
DANIEL LANZILOTTA gave a talk, Thurs. Aug. 18, on "trash, art, the environment and how we can save ourselves!" at Materials for the Arts, New York’s premiere reuse center, that provides ways for companies and individuals to donate unneeded supplies to arts nonprofits.
Congratulations to SUSAN LEGGITT  for winning First Place in the Oil Category in the Rowayton Arts Center's Brushwork show for her painting, Reflected Tide (2016, 12"x16"). Susan painted the work en plein air at the Rock Gardens Inn in Phippsburg, Maine. 
AMY OESTREICHER has a number of pieces in the Ridgefield Art Walk (downstairs in the Town Hall), including Breath (mixed media, 32" x 32", at right).  And on Mon. Aug. 29, 7pm, Amy’s one-woman musical autobiography Gutless and Grateful is performed at the New York New Works Theatre Festival
MARIANNE SCHMIDT's painting Teachable Moment (2016, 24"x36", oil and acrylic on canvas, detail at right) has been selected out of a pool of submissions from the world's top equine artists to be the official Wild Horse poster of the Equus International Film Festival. Another of Marianne's paintings, Untangled (2016, 16"x20", oil on canvas board) was selected to be the tour image for the Sante Fe tour stop of the film festival. 
RICK SHAEFER presents his new major work, Refugee Trilogy at Fairfield University's Walsh Gallery, the Quick Center for the Arts, Sept 8-Oct. 22. An opening reception, Wed. Sept 7, 6-7:30 will be preceded by a lecture by the Metropolitan Museum curator, Stijn Alsteens. The Trilogy is a suite of large-scale charcoal drawings responding to the global immigration crisis in scenes that reflect the journeys taken by refugees everywhere: Land Crossing, Water Crossing and Border Crossing. The three works use the language of the Baroque (specifically of Rubens) to express this contemporary debacle reminding us of the tenacious persistence of this epic human tragedy.
This Thursday, August 18, LIZ SQUILLACE was the first artist to be painting live at the Downtown Bridgeport Farmers Market on McLevy Green. In collaboration with The Bridgeport Art Trail, each week a new artist will be giving a live painting demonstration and will raffle off the painting. Liz's painting was won by Sarah Lewis.
MICK THEEBS, poet, painter and member of the COASTAL ARTS GUILDwill be reading his poetry and selling art on August 28th at the Artists & Artisans in Paradise Festival at Stratford's Paradise Green Park, sponsored by the Coastal Arts Guild of CT. The festival runs from 10am to 5pm. There will be lots of fine art on display in addition to live music and poets reading their writing.
KAREN VOGEL has her Thin Red Line (2016, mixed media on wooden panel, 16"x16", at right, click for larger image) in the Greenwich Art Societys Powers of Observation exhibit at The Flinn Gallery. Thin Red Line is the latest in Karen's series of work based on her exploration of typographical images.
ELIZABETH WHITE's Migration is her expansive installation of more than 6 dozen leaves, ranging from 9 to over 24 inches, set among large-scale works by 70 fellow artists, on rolling pastures, with views of the Hudson Highlands, in the latest Farm Project at Saunders Farm (53 Old Albany Post Road, Garrison, NY). A huddled mass of life-cast cement leaves, Migration is a reflection on today's headlines. "I use life-cast leaves to represent individuals away from their roots", says Elizabeth. "I see immigration as the new normal. What may be them today is us tomorrow." The 'Farm Project' opens with a reception Sat. Sept. 3rd, 2-6pm.
Compiled List of Member Openings & Events
Fri. Aug. 19: Ridgefield Art Walk, 5-8pm (Mary Harold, Michele Hubler, Judith Lambertson, Amy Oestreicher, Marjorie Poe, Nancy Woodward)
Sat. Aug. 20: Walk on Down, Ridgefield Guild of Artists Exhibition of Art Walk Artists. Opening Reception, 4-6pm  (Mary Harold, Michele Hubler, Judith Lambertson, Amy Oestreicher, Marjorie Poe, Nancy Woodward)
Sat. Aug. 20: Eric Chiang, Earth & Beyond. Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Public Library. Opening 4:30-6:15pm; Artists' Talk: 5pm
Thur. Aug. 25: Artists of The NEST Arts Factory, Bridgeport Mayor's Gallery (Morton Government Center). Closing reception, 4:30-6:30pm (Patrice Barrett, Carlos Davila, Jane Davila, Barbara Dierolf, Phyllis Lee, Kristen Merrill, Susan Taylor Murray, Rick Shaefer)
Thur. Aug. 25: Westport Artists Collective Pop-Up, Westport Arts Center. Opening, 6-8pm (Lu Buckner, Joy Bush, Kat Evans, Scott Glaser, Karen Kent, Judith Lambertson)
Thur. Aug. 25: Beechwood Arts, High Five Fundraiser, with Joshua Bell. 8pm (Frederic Chiu) 
Sat. Aug. 28: Artists & Artisans in Paradise, Stratford Paradise Green Park, 10am-5pm (Mick Theebs)
Wed. Aug. 31: People's Choice Award, Pequot Library. Opening Reception, 5-7pm (Miggs Burroughs).
Fri. Sept. 2: Land and Sea, Westerly Land Trust, Westerly, RI. Opening reception, 5:30-7:30pm (Frances B. Ashworth).
Wed. Sept. 7: Rick Shaefer, Refugee Trilogy, Quick Center's Walsh Art Gallery. Opening reception, 6-7:30pm. Lecture by Stijn Alsteens, 5pm.
Sat. Sept. 10: Frederic Chiu, Classical Slapdown, Bach v. Glass. DiMenna Center, 450 West 37 St, NYC. $5.
Check for listings of all events by our members!
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             

The 8th Bridgeport Art Trail takes place November 10-13, 2016. All artists living or working in Bridgeport are invited to submit images to help promote themselves and the upcoming Bridgeport Art Trail. Selected images may be used (with attribution to the artist) for the Bridgeport Art Trail brochure, for publicity in the press and on social media, and/or on invitations and promotional material. Submissions will be accepted until October 31, but images submitted early will have a better chance of being published. Images submitted before August 27, 2016 will be considered for inclusion in the BAT directory. Suggestions for images: finished artwork, the artist posed in his/her studio, visitors at a venue, the artist at work on a piece of art or during a performance, a glimpse into the artist’s process, images from previous Art Trails. Submit up to three images here.


Since 1974, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists has offered members and non-members alike the opportunity to have their artwork judged at the Guild by a highly
qualified juror. This year, for the 39th Annual Juried Show, the RGOA is pleased to announce that the juror will be Kathryn Markel, gallery owner of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York and Bridgehampton, NY. She began her NY gallery in 1976 with the belief that contemporary art can be beautiful as well as visually and intellectually rigorous, and that acquiring it should be a source of pleasure and
self-discovery. Key dates: Receiving: Saturday, September 10, 12-4pm; Sunday, September 11, 12-4pm; Monday, September 12, 3-7pm. Notification: Friday, September 16, by 3pm on the RGOA website. Pick-up of Unaccepted Work: Saturday, September 17, 12-4pm and Sunday, September 18, 12-4pm. Opening Reception: Saturday 24, September, 4-6pm. Click for full prospectus. 


Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery announce both the 12th Annual Autumn Arts Festival on the Madison Town Green (Sat./Sun Oct. 8-9) and a group gallery show (only open to festival artists) Sept. 23-Nov. 6. Representational and abstract painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers, original printmakers, fabric artists, glass and wood artisans, jewelry designers and crafters are invited to apply for the 2016 Madison Town Green Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival. Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay. $70 registration fee. Group rates are available. Prospectus  available here for application details. Festival deadline September 30. 


Imagine your art viewed on a massive scale, by tens of thousands of Angelenos on their daily commutes. Public art displayed in a quintessential Los Angeles medium. The Billboard Creative (TBC) is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that takes over unused billboards with the help of partner institutions, and transforms them into public art displays. In 2015 it put up a record number of 48 billboards and appeared in The Huffington Post, Musee Magazine, KCRW's Art Talk, and the Los Angeles Times. Open to all disciplines, TBC accepts artworks through a democratic submission process – if you can send your artwork as a digital file, they can make it into a billboard. Each exhibition is specially curated; this year's 2016 exhibition will be curated by LA photographer, Mona Kuhn. Pay the $27 dollar fee for first image $7.00 for each additional image up to six; upload your image; and curator, Mona Kuhn, will select the pieces to be included in the exhibit. See past winners here. Submit work here.  

Pequot Library announces its call for entries deadline of October 1, 2016 for its 19th Annual Art Show, Art & Community: Revealing the Art Within. Calling all artists working in any style, subject, or medium, abstract or realistic, all subjects and styles are welcome. This is a community fundraiser which helps support creative programming and library services at Pequot Library. In celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, Pequot Library has created five days of activities and events for people of all ages October 13 – 18, 2016. during the 19th Annual Art Show. Click here for Call for Entries brochure. Click here for Entry Form

The Ridgefield Guild of Artists is seeking crafters for consignment for its 12th Annual Festive Home. If you are a crafter who makes ceramics, textile, jewelry or any other type of holiday item, we would be interested in seeing your wares. Now accepting digital submissions through October 15, 2016. Please send inquiries and submissions to Rhonda Gentry at
And Don't Forget...
Aug. 30: CCP: MONOTHON 2016 (Oct. 16-23): Early Bird Application (save 10%)
Aug. 31: New American Paintings: Artists of the Northeast Submission Deadline
Aug. 31: Slow Art Productions: A Show of Heads Submission Deadline

Sept. c8: Rowayton Arts Center: Deadline to Apply for Exhibiting Member Status

The Connecticut Choral Society (CCS) is launching its 2016-2017 season with an informal community Summer Sing of Carl Orff’s masterpiece Carmina Burana on Monday, August 29th, 7:30 pm, at Valley Presbyterian Church, 21 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield, followed by a reception with light refreshments. Cost is $10 for singers (includes use of the music) and is free for non-singers. Carmina Burana will be conducted by CCS Artistic and Music Director Eric Dale Knapp, who will also give a preview of CCS’s 2016-2017 season. The Summer Sing is an opportunity to learn the background of Orff’s capstone piece, to sing the choral sections, and to experience the rehearsal techniques of a high-caliber choral ensemble. Current CCS singers are looking forward to “tuning up their voices” at the Summer Sing and to meeting prospective new members. An appointment to audition for the Choral Society can be arranged before the Summer Sing or in September. Singers are needed for all voice parts, particularly tenors and basses. The Connecticut Choral Society, a 75-voice auditioned chorus, sings a broad repertoire of classical and contemporary music. For the month of September, CCS will rehearse Monday nights (7:30 – 9:30) at Valley Presbyterian Church (Brookfield), with all subsequent rehearsals at South Britain Congregational Church in Southbury. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact the Connecticut Choral Society at 888-927-2933 or visit the website.
AUGUST 27-29

Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, founded in 1961, offers one of the finest opportunities for young musicians in the area. The GBYO is comprised of six distinct performing ensembles: Principal Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble. GBYO members come from over 30 communities in Fairfield and New Haven counties, and are selected by competitive audition in late August/early September. The program is developmentally progressive, and gives ensemble members the opportunity to play at the highest level both individually and collectively. GBYO exposes all of its members to all types of symphonic literature and enriches their musical education. At least three performances are held each year at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport, CT. GBYO encourages all music students to audition for GBYO at the end of this summer. Auditions will be held Aug. 27 and Aug. 29-Sept. 1 at Tomlinson Middle School in Fairfield. GBYO normally rehearses at Tomlinson on Saturday mornings during the school year, with occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsals. All students who play an orchestral instrument or saxophone in 5th-12th grade are eligible for String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, or one of GBYO’s three full orchestras. Placement is based on musical development. Jazz Ensemble auditions will be held as well. Students must be enrolled in one of the other ensembles to participate in Jazz Ensemble. Email with questions. For audition information and the required pre-registration audition form, visit

Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program annually selects and supports 50 leading artists and scholars who have both exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments with fellowships of seventy-five thousand dollars each, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University. The fellowships are given annually to artists in a variety of disciplines to allow them to pursue creative projects. Fellows are expected to reside in Boston during the fellowship period, which lasts from September through May. See the 2016-17 fellows. Scholars, scientists, and artists work on individual projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and more. Applications in all academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts are encouraged, and there are a few areas of special interest: applications related to the theme of citizenship–local, national, and global–which is a two-year initiative across the programs of the Radcliffe Institute; applications that involve the study of women, gender, and society, which is a commitment rooted in Radcliffe’s unique history; and applications that draw on the resources of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, which is part of the Radcliffe Institute and one of the foremost archives on women’s history
The Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way. Deadline: September 15, 2016. Click here for more information.


The Clark Hulings Fund helps professional visual artists compete in an increasingly complex marketplace by providing them with strategic business support, training, and targeted financial assistance. It also bring together artists, collectors, curators, and other industry experts to share knowledge and build an artistic community that benefits all. is now accepting applications. The Clark Hulings Fund Business Accelerator Grant offers targeted financial assistance and business support to professional visual artists to help them boost their careers and succeed as managers of their art businesses. Applicants must detail exactly how the grant would help them undertake, improve, or expand a specific project. Grants vary, but total funding for one year will not exceed $10,000. Admission to the program is awarded to the 20 visual artists who present the strongest applications. From the main group of 20 program participants, up to ten artists will be awarded a Business Accelerator grant to cover targeted business expenses, as well as receiving one-on-one tailored business support and guidance from CHF’s Business Accelerator team to help maximize the impact of the grant. Winners and grant amounts will be determined by CHF’s Business Accelerator team based on the following three criteria: 1. An artist’s original application and business plan. 2. The successful completion of all program requirements. 3. A demonstrable commitment to actively managing his/her business. Applicants should be professional painters, sculptors, and artists working on paper who: employ traditional media, NOT including photography, film, or video; have had their work published and/or exhibited professionally; and are pursuing specific opportunities or projects for which the fund’s support would make a substantial difference in their business prospects. Deadline September 30. More information...

Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, located on Main Street, New Canaan, is seeking a polished, upbeat, and passionate part time Art Advisor. 24 – 32 hours/week. $14/hr to start, with performance-based quarterly monetary incentives. Qualified Candidates will possess the following: an outgoing professional that loves to help clients in the selection of artwork for their home or office and all things art gallery; a positive attitude and love working retail (weekend hours a must); can work independently; be creative, self-motivated, and is energetic; has a marketing/sales or retail background, is highly organized, detail oriented, and self-reliant; an impeccable phone manner and written communication skills; excellent computer skills with Apple products, Microsoft Office, with a knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator a BIG plus; degrees in sales and marketing, business, or graphic design encouraged. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: aiding Director and Media Specialist in day-to-day gallery matters; accompanying Director on local, in-home art consultations; art installation; and more. Full details here. No phone calls or walk-ins.

Westport Country Playhouse seeks a Director of Development (DD) to lead its fundraising efforts. The DD reports to the Managing Director (MD) and works closely with the MD and Board of Trustees to develop strategies to identify, research, cultivate, and maintain donor relationships. The DD manages the Development staff of four and serves as staff liaison to Board development and fundraising committees. Areas of responsibility include management and cultivation around the annual fund and major gifts; engaging with the broader Playhouse community to expand the donor base; foundation, corporate, and government giving; oversight of special events including an annual gala; stewardship of donor relationships; and leadership at the senior staff level of all Development Department activities. Click here for a full job description. Send résumé and cover letter with references to this address. No phone calls, please.

Cavalier Galleries is seeking a gallery assistant for its primary location in Greenwich. The gallery assistant will work closely with the gallery owner and director to offer support with daily operations throughout the company. This position may require occasional travel between the company gallery locations as needed. Qualifications include a minimum 2 years experience with arts administration, art sales, or registrar duties; proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and Art Systems (or comparable inventory program); a working knowledge of contemporary art; outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities include: data management for contacts and gallery inventory; overseeing receipt of new works and shipment of sold works; updating website and online advertising platforms; answering phones and emails; managing advertising, marketing, and PR outreach; art handling and assisting with exhibition installation; overseeing schedule and preparations for exhibitions and art fairs; gallery and office maintenance; research projects; general administrative assistance to the gallery staff. Must be available to work between 32-40 hours/week. Email resume and references to

Devore Associates requires a Landscape Architect. Devore is an award-winning firm with nationally published work. The majority of its clients are residential with projects ranging upto two million dollars. Devore focuses on environmentally sensitive, sustainable landscapes that are simple yet elegant. They are also in the process of implementing a series of edible gardens and landscapes for a number of farms in the northeast. Skills Required: strong design skills and attention to detail are paramount. CAD skills are a must as well as a fondness/tolerance for our office dog, a malamute. Education Requirements: a minimum four year degree from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor or Master of Landscape Architecture. Send resume, references and portfolio examples as a .pdf attachment to Please include "Landscape Architect 6-8 Years Experience" in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Creative Arts, New Haven: 2017 Gallery Fellowship
Fairfield County Chorale: Executive Director
Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum: Museum Assistant
New Canaan Society for the Arts: Executive Director
New Haven Academy Interdistrict Magnet School: P/T Visual Arts Teacher.
Philip Johnson Glass House: Chief Curator
Silvermine Arts Center: Sculpture Teacher
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts: Director.
Yale School of Drama: Artistic Coordinator
Yale University Art Gallery: Exhibition Production Manager

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Aug. 27: Bridgeport Art Trail: Call for Images (for inclusion in Directory)
Aug. 27- Sept. 1: Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras: Auditions
Aug. 28: Museum of Art & Design, NY: Artists Studios Residencies Application Deadline
Aug. 29: Connecticut Choral Society Summer Sing & Auditions, 7:30pm
Aug. 30: CCP: MONOTHON 2016 (Oct. 16-23): Early Bird Application (save 10%)
Aug. 31: Art+Design Fabrication: Digital Fabrication Residencies Deadline
Aug. 31: New American Paintings: Artists of the Northeast Submission Deadline
Aug. 31: Slow Art Productions: A Show of Heads Submission Deadline

Sept. c8: Rowayton Arts Center: Deadline to Apply for Exhibiting Member Status
Sept. 10-12: Receiving for Ridgefield Guild of Artists 39th Annual Juried Show.
Sept. 12: Sustainable Arts Foundation: Artists and Writers with Children Application
Sept. 15: American Repertory Theater (Cambridge): I.D. Festival Submission Deadline
Sept. 15: Harvard University Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program: Deadline
Sept. 15: Creative Capital Website, Blog and Email Essentials Webinar, 7pm.
Sept. 16-18: Aldrich Museum: Full STEAM Ahead Symposium
Sept. 18: Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL: Master Artists-in-Residence Deadline
Sept. 19: A Blade of Grass: Artist Fellowships for Socially Engaged Art Deadline
Sept. 30: Franklin Street Works: Call for Exhibition Proposals Deadline
Sept. 30: Arts Center Killingworth: Submission Deadline for Madison Arts Festival
Sept. 30: Clark Hulings Visual Artist Business Accelerator Grant: Application Deadline
Rolling: Catapult Film Fund: Development Funding for Documentary Films

Oct. c1: Pequot Library: 19th Annual Art Show Submission Deadline
Oct. c2: Billboard Creative: Submission Deadline
Oct. 15: Ridgefield Guild of Artists: Festive Home Crafts Submission Deadline

Dec. 15: William H. Johnson Foundation: African-American Artist Prize Deadline

Dec. 15: Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant Application Deadline
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