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ARTISTS NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
August 21, 2015
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 320 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
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YOUR NEWS
❖ Member Round-Up: Six members in Ridgefield ArtWalk Opening Today; Other News from: Joy Bush, Ann Chernow, Loren DePalma, Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Michelle Fisher, Ellen Gordon, Kristen Graves, Amy Kaplan, Lynn Stephens Massey, Sooo-z Mastropietro, and Amy Oestreicher

OTHER NEWS
❖ Center for Performance and Civic Practice and its Catalyst Initiative
❖ Copyright Office Extends Comment Reply Period on Copyright Protection for Visual Works 


CALLS FOR ENTRIES
❖ ICPNY: New Prints 2015/Autumn - September 9
❖ WPKN+CWOS+Institute Library: Sound and Vision - September 15

❖ Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Library: Fact or FictionSeptember 26
❖ Westport Arts Center: Dreamscapes
October 16
❖ Picture That/Unity Magazine: Asian-Pacific American Heritage & Sustainability Editions - October 30
❖ Wesleyan University Press: Best American Experimental Writing 2016 - October 31

AUDITIONS
❖ Danbury Music Centre: Grease (Aug. 29-30) & The Nutcracker (Sept. 18-19)
❖ Downtown Cabaret Main Stage Theatre: Fiddler on the Roof (Sept. 8-9)


OPPORTUNITIES
❖ Early Bird Discounts on CCP's MONOTHON2015 (+Sponsor An Artist!) - Aug. 30
❖ Soundwave (Architecture), San Francisco - Sept. 4
William Johnson Prize for African-American Artists - Sept. 18
Unite4Good + Prose: write4good - Sept. 30


JOBS
❖ Stepping Stones Museum for Children: Museum Educator
❖ Marlene Siff: Administrative Assistant

❖ Bruce Museum: Director of Marketing and Communications
❖ Shakesperience (Waterbury): Marketing Manager


CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
CURRENT MEMBERS
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YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS NEWS
Six Cultural Alliance members are participating in Ridgefield Art Walk, opening today, Friday August 21, 5pm-8pm  
TRACE BURROUGHS is at Audrey Road, 7 Bailey Ave
AMY KAPLAN is at The CandleLight Shoppe, 407 Main St;
LESLIE KOENIG is at Chez Delila's, 113 Danbury Rd;
NANCY MOORE is at Ink Fine Stationers, 109 Danbury Rd;
AMY OESTREICHER is at Jazzeria Piccolo Pizza, 24 Prospect St, and MALU TAN is at Olley Court, 418 Main St. Click map at right for full-scale version showing locations.
JOY BUSH (FCBuzz) has two images that were accepted for the Loft Artists Association exhibition Lineal Investigations. Curated by Housatonic Museum of Art 's Robbin Zella, the show focuses on "new interpretations in line. Lines can be hard, sharp, straight, geometric: they can be organic, smooth, soft, flowing, loopy, wavy." At right, detail of Joy's Wall 101. The opening for the show will be Thursday September 10, 5-8pm.

ANN CHERNOW (FCBuzz)  has her lithograph Moonlight (11 x 14," detail at right) in an exhibition of members of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, selected by Stas Orlovski, at the International Exchange exhibition The Future, at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Gallery in Venice, Italy, July 29 - August 15, 2015.

CAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON (FCBuzzwill be exhibiting her photograph Cranes and Smog Over Shanghai (detail at right) at the National Association of Women Artists’ Annual Members Exhibition August 28 - September 24, 2015 at the Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery, 417 Lafayette St., NYC. The reception will be held September 10, 6-8 p.m.
LOREN DEPALMA (FCBuzz) will be exhibiting her work for the month of September at Valencia Luncheria, a Latin American restaurant at 164 Main St., Norwalk. Some new work she is showing is inspired by a recent trip she took to South America. Most of the paintings show glimpses of the colorful, artsy city of Cartagena or a view of the Caribbean Coast after hiking up a jungle mountain, for example, at right, Great Wide Open.
Ridgefield Pop and abstract artist, MICHELLE FISHER (FCBuzz) was recently featured in TownVibe's Ridgefield Magazine wearing one pair of the many leggings she designs and manufactures featuring high-resolution images from her paintings. Interested? You will be able to find Michelle's clothing line in several boutiques in Ridgefield this fall, and Audrey Road will have them by the end of September.
ELLEN GORDON (FCBuzz) has two pieces, including Dance Steps (28"x21" detail at right) in AWAKE, a night of local art and live music in Stamford's Habor Point to benefit The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Thursday September 17, 6-10pm, 110 Harbor Point Rd, Stamford. ($10 suggested donation; 50% proceeds to NMSS).

KRISTEN GRAVES (FCBuzz), our own Connecticut State Troubadour, will be performing August 27 at the Towne Crier in Beacon, NY, opening for Rusted Root. Interested? Sign up here.
AMY KAPLAN (FCBuzz) is having her first solo show - at the Upstairs Gallery at Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The show opened August 20, and will end on September 11 with a closing reception, 5-7pm. Summer Brights/Winter Whites is a collection of oils, watercolors and photographs inspired by the Connecticut coastline, from bright summer days to moody winter skies. Amy writes "The shoreline is a never-ending source of inspiration to me and I love to explore it using different mediums and perspectives." Detail of Beach at right.
LYNN STEPHENS MASSEY has one in her series of watercolors, painted on paper bags and other recycled material, in an upcoming exhibition at the Alexey von Schlippe Art Gallery at UConn, Storrs. Lynn's work is Night Ocean (detail at right) and the exhibition is Water, Water, Everywhere: A Paean to a Vanishing Resource.  This international traveling exhibition will open September 11, 6-8pm, at the Gallery, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton.
SOOO-Z MASTROPIETRO (FCBuzz) has a 3-panel piece in the ON THE FRINGE: Explorations in Fiber exhibit by local members of the CT Surface Design Association (Aug. 22 - Oct. 11), at the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at the Fairfield Public LibrarySooo-z's piece, Huetation (detail of one of the three 16"x16" panels at right) was inspired by an 8-second sequence of mutating cancer cells, from which she created a sequence of images in textiles. There will be an artists talk at 5:30pm during a reception on Sat. Sept. 12. 
In addition to giving an artist's talk with her show tonight at the Ridgefield ArtWalk, AMY OESTREICHER will be selling her art at Coastal Arts Guild's Artists and Artisans in Paradise, August 30 (including Singing Trees, detail at right). Amy also just published her story, Losing Faith and Finding it Again in the ICU in the Peabody Award-winning blog, On Being with Krista Tippet!
OTHER NEWS                             
CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE & CIVIC PRACTICE
CATALYST INITIATIVE 

ArtPlace America has just started a new series of posts on its blog about creative placemaking resources. Its first feature is a story about The Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP), a national resource that just launched its website, where it has reported on a very interesting new Catalyst Initiative. The impetus is to bring artists and non-arts community partners to work together effectively on community projects. According to its website CPCP’s Catalyst Initiative is focused on “building capacity and visibility for the individual artists and arts collectives currently doing this work, as well as those interested in doing it.” The initiative is designed to create a structure to help such artist-community teams develop solid partnership processes; cross-sector translation tools; narrative and impact studies to aid in local and field-wide advocacy; and co-design strategies that clearly demonstrate the value of cross-sector collaboration through the resulting community endeavors. In its pilot year it developed a series of grants that enabled artists and community partners to work together in Arizona, California, Maine, Kentucky and Louisiana to “envision the impact that the arts could have on their community-based work.” The projects focused on a range of community development sectors including Agriculture & Food, Economic Development, Environment & Open Space, Transportation, and Youth Education. Each artist focused on a set of activities ranging from community engagement and visioning processes to creative education practices and organizational capacity-building. Stay tuned for reports on their projects’ successes and future granting rounds. See the reports on the first set of pilot projects and stay tuned for future granting rounds.
COPYRIGHT PROTECTION FOR VISUAL WORKS - COPYRIGHT OFFICE EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD

The Copyright Office has extended the deadline for replying to comments submitted in connection with the Office’s April 24, 2015, Notice of Inquiry on Copyright Protection for Certain Visual Works. Reply comments are now due by October 1, 2015. Click here for more information. The U.S. Copyright Office is requesting written comments on how certain visual works, particularly photographs, graphic artworks, and illustrations, are monetized, enforced, and registered under the Copyright Act. The Office is specifically interested in the current marketplace for these visual works, as well as observations regarding the real or potential obstacles facing artists. Specific questions the Copyright Office is interested in include:
1. What are the most significant challenges related to monetizing and/or licensing photographs, graphic artworks, and/or illustrations?
2. What are the most significant enforcement challenges for photographers, graphic artists, and/or illustrators?
3. What are the most significant registration challenges for photographers, graphic artists, and/or illustrators?
4. What are the most significant challenges or frustrations for those who wish to make legal use of photographs, graphic art works, and/or illustrations?
5. What other issues or challenges should the Office be aware of regarding photographs, graphic artworks, and/or illustrations under the Copyright Act? 
The initial comments to which you could reply can be found here.  The submission form for filing a reply comment is located here. When submitting a comment, please identify the nature of your interest in this subject (e.g., whether you are a creator, licensee, etc.)
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             
ICPNY
NEW PRINTS 2015/AUTUMN
SEPTEMBER 9

IPCNY was established in Chelsea in September 2000 as the first and only non-profit institution devoted solely to the exhibition and understanding of fine art prints. IPCNY fosters a climate for enjoyment, examination and serious study of artists' prints from the old master to the contemporary. It also nurtures the growth of new audiences for the visual arts while serving the print community through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. In keeping with its mission to promote the greater appreciation and understanding of the fine art print, IPCNY presents a selection of new prints several times per year. New Prints 2015/Autumn will be IPCNY’s 52nd New Prints Exhibition, and will be selected by artist Tomas Vu. Criteria for selection: Only original fine art (limited edition and unique) prints are eligible; reproductions of other artwork such as drawings or paintings are not acceptable. Videos and other media made from prints are acceptable. Selections should represent a broad diversity of sources, geographical and otherwise. Prints must have been completed within the past year. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE. Independent artists, workshops, publishers and dealers are all welcome to submit recently completed print projects. Apply online here. Apply EARLY to avoid technical problems due to volume. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. The deadline is 11:59 PM on Weds. Sept. 9, 2015.
WPKN+CWOS+
INSTITUTE LIBRARY
SOUND & VISION
SEPTEMBER 15

Sound & Vision will be a visual playlist of imaginary album covers created by artists, in support of two of the region's most venerated cultural venues: WPKN-FM (Bridgeport), and The Institute Library (New Haven). Artists are invited to create imaginary album covers, that will be exhibited throughout the month of October at The Institute Library, and available for purchase at a silent auction on Sat. Oct. 31, with all proceeds going to benefit these two institutions. Create works in an LP-album format (12" by 12”), using words, images, or both. The works can either be imaginary album covers, or simply a work of art in a 12" by 12" format. Three-dimensional works should be displayed on an artist supplied pedestal no larger than 12" by 12," and of a reasonable height. The exhibit will be on view at The Institute Library, New Haven, during the month of October. The entire event will culminate with a party, silent auction results, and live WPKN broadcast on Saturday, October 31st, between 7 and 10 PM; hosted by Chris Ruggiero and Jason Bischoff-Wurstle, new programmers who program primarily from vinyl. Along with the emphasis on LP albums as part of the WPKN culture, The Institute Library has recently installed a "Listening Room" and a collection of LP's. RSVP for full details by Sept 15th to: Valerie Richardson 
KERSHNER GALLERY
FAIRFIELD LIBRARY
FACT OR FICTION
SEPTEMBER 26


Artists over 18 are invited to submit recent works for Fact or Fiction, a juried show to be held in the Kershner Gallery, October 17 to November 28, with a reception on October 24 at 4:30 to 6:30 pm. and a talk by the artists at 5:30 pm. The entry fee is $25 for up to two works in any medium that explores an emotional response to a real or imaginary experience. The actual art must be brought to the gallery for review on September 26 from 9 to 11 am and picked up after 4 pm. Accepted work will be delivered on October 16 at 9 to 10 am. For more information, click here. For prospectus, click here. The juror, Susan Sharp, has exhibited her abstract paintings in museums and galleries nationally in group and solo shows. She received an award for one of her paintings at Silvermine’s Art of the Northeast and a fellowship from the CT Commission on the Arts. The Bruce S. Kershner Gallery is located in the Fairfield Library at 1080 Old Post Road in Fairfield.
WESTPORT ARTS CENTER
ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW
DREAMSCAPES
OCTOBER 16


The Westport Arts Center calls all member artists for its annual group juried members’ exhibition DREAMSCAPES. The exhibition will be juried by Alexandra Munroe, Ph.D, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Of the DREAMSCAPES theme, Munroe writes, “Dreamscapes are forms, colors and images that an artist might see in real or imagined space. A dreamscape could express a psychological state of mind or emotions evoked by music. It could be a painting, drawing, collage, video, photograph, or sculpture. It is whimsical.”
With over 200 entries per show, the annual group exhibition has become a highly anticipated event for member artists and Arts Center visitors throughout the region. Submission to DREAMSCAPES is open to Westport Arts Center members and anyone who joins as a member. Artists may submit up to two pieces of artwork, in any medium, based on the artist’s interpretation of the theme. Complete prospectus here. Submissions are due October 16. The exhibition will run from November 20, 2015 – January 9, 2016.
PICTURE THAT 
 UNITY MAGAZINE
ASIAN-PACIFIC
SUSTAINABILITY EDITIONS
OCTOBER 30

Picture That, Art Consultants LLC, and Thompson Hospitality invite you to submit artwork for the May 2016 Asian-Pacific American Heritage or the June 2016 Sustainability editions of UNITY Magazine, which is distributed on a complimentary basis to hundreds of corporate and university dining centers throughout the United States, where Thompson Hospitality provides food services. This is a great opportunity to have artwork viewed by thousands of consumers and possibly sold. Picture That is interested in a variety of unique objects in different media: paintings, watercolors, collage, drawings, photographs, prints, mixed media works as well as traditional art forms like bead work, baskets, jewelry, pottery and sculpture including works of glass. To submit, you will need:  1. Five (5) digital images as jpg files of artwork to be considered; 350 dpi or greater (3.5" in size). Name the jpg files the same as artwork title. 2. Artist Bio and/or Artist Statement (Word documents or text files are acceptable). 3. Artist Photo as jpg file. If you have any questions or would like your work considered for a feature in UNITY Magazine, please e-mail the required materials by Fri., Oct. 30, to opencallforartists@picture-that.com. There is no fee to enter. Please format the subject of your EMAIL as follows:
Green_LastNameFirstName_THArt
For example: Green_DoeJohn_THArt

WESLEYAN U.P.
BAX-2016 BEST AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL WRITING 
OCTOBER 31

Submissions are open, September 1–October 31, for BAX 2016—the Best American Experimental Writing Anthology, published by Wesleyan University Press. BAX 2016 will be the third volume of the critically acclaimed annual literary anthology compiling the best experimental writing in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. This year's volume, with guest editors Charles Bernstein and Tracie Morris, will be curated using content chosen by the series editors (20%), guest editors (60%), and content submitted through the submission process (20%). All unsolicited submissions from Wesleyan's Submittable web page are read blindly by the guest editor, series editors, and a small number of preliminary readers; please do not include acknowledgments or any identifying information on the submitted pieces. Submission fee is $9 for three pieces of writing or nine pages (whichever is fewer). Writing may have been previously published, but this is not required. If published, the pieces should be published in 2015 and not before. Multiple submissions are permitted and encouraged; however, a separate reading fee will be required for each 3 piece/9-page submission. If your work is selected for the anthology, any previous publication will be properly acknowledged in the anthology. Only online submissions are accepted; entries must be received via our Wesleyan online Submittable web page between Sept. 1, and Oct. 31, 2015.
AUDITIONS                             
DANBURY MUSIC CENTRE 
GREASE - AUG. 29-30
NUTCRACKER - SEPT. 18-19

Danbury Music Centre announces auditions for two productions this fall: Grease and The Nutcracker.  On August 29th and 30th, 14-22 year olds are invited to audition for Grease with a prepared song from the musical. Those auditioning will learn some choreography as part of the audition. Joyce Flanagan, retired teacher at Ridgefield High School who has received numerous accolades and awards for her musicals, directs the production. The show will be performed four times, November 13-15, at Danbury Music Centre. For more information about the production and auditions, and to sign up for an audition time, click here. 

On September 18 and 19, Danbury Music Centre will hold auditions for The Nutcracker at Danbury High School. Auditions are in groups based on age, from six years-old through adult. Dancers are asked to learn choreography and are invited to share brief solo dance “tricks” to highlight their personal accomplis
hment and ability. Nutcracker is an inclusive production, and everyone – whether trained in dance or not – is invited to audition. Performances of The Nutcracker will take place at Danbury High School December 11-13. The production is choreographed and artistic-directed by Arthur Fredric, longtime teacher and choreographer in Connecticut and New York, who played “Action” in the 1980 revival of West Side Story. Danbury Music Centre’s production of The Nutcracker features live music from the Danbury Symphony Orchestra. For more information about auditions and the production, please contact Danbury Music Centre at 203-748-1716 or dmc@danburymusiccentre.org.
DOWNTOWN CABARET
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
SEPTEMBER 8-9

Downtown Cabaret Theatre Main Stage Theatre (Eli Newsom, Artistic Director; Hugh Hallinan, Executive Producer) is holding an open call audition for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on September 8 & 9; Director: Joel Fenster; Musical Director: Clay Zambo; Choreographer: Lindsay Johnson. The show runs Dec 4-20 at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport. Please note that the auditions will take place at University of Bridgeport Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Bldg, 84 Iranistan Ave. Downtown Cabaret is seeking a large cast of approximately 35 performers, ages 8-80, for this classic family musical. Though the role of Tevye is cast, there are principal roles available as well as numerous featured supporting roles, and a featured dancing ensemble. Non-Equity=no pay. Two open-call auditions will take place, Tues. Sept. 8 & Wed. Sept. 9: CHILDREN ONLY (ages 15 and under), 5:45pm-7pm - no arrivals before 5pm. ADULTS ONLY (ages 16+) 7pm-9:30pm (sign-in: 6-8:30pm). Actors will be seen in order of arrival, with the exception of the actors who have secured appointments. For those unable to attend auditions, in some cases the director may consider video submissions. Please email christy@mycabaret.org for info. All actors should bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theater/performing experience. Please prepare a short selection (no longer than 1 minute) of a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is ok. Bring sheet music in the correct key.
OPPORTUNITIES                             
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR MONOTHON-2015
AUGUST 30

A 10% discount is offered those artists who sign up for the Center for Contemporary Printmaking's MONOTHON 2015 (October 18-25) by August 30. MONOTHON provides the opportunity for artists to work with Master Printers in art-intensive, five-hour sessions to create original monotypes. Each MONOTHON artist is assisted by a Master Printer and a Press Assistant. All materials are provided; artists may create up to ten prints during each session. At the end of a session, one print from each artist is selected for exhibition and sale at the MONOTHON2015 Auction and Party (Nov. 14 at the Lillian August Flagship Store, Norwalk). Complete the Artist Registration Form and send in payment of $250 per session. For two back-to-back sessions for the same artist on the same day the fee is $450.00. Youth MONOTHON 2015 (ages 11-18) fee is: $150.00. You may also call 203-899-7999 or sign up in person.
SPONSOR AN ARTIST! You can give the gift of a professional printmaking experience to a fellow artist! Sponsorship provides an excellent venue for artists to produce exceptional works of art in focused five-hour sessions. Sponsorships may be designated for artists who need assistance with entry fees or as a way for galleries/collectors to promote artists with whom they have an established relationship. Any artist who is need based is encouraged to add his/her name to our request for sponsorship list. Sponsorships may be for an identified artist or left open for CCP to match with an artist who has requested sponsorship. Each Artist Sponsor receives one complimentary pass (a $50.00 value) to the MONOTHON2015 Auction and Party for each $250 sponsorship. Sponsorship contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

SOUNDWAVE (ARCHITECTURE) 
SAN FRANCISCO
SEPTEMBER 4

The Soundwave Festival is a sound, art, and music festival that happens in San Francisco, every two years for two months. The next season of Soundwave will explore our sonic relationships to ARCHITECTURE, the processes and products of constructing environments. This is a San Francisco-based project and the organizers are looking for innovative artists, performers, musicians, architects and designers who can translate the evolving landscape through sound and delve into the deeper layers of our built environments and its sociopolitical and ecological impacts locally and globally. Soundwave is looking for experiential performances that investigate new connections to Architecture though the sonic spectrum and beyond. Musical/sonic compositions, audio and visual collaborations, generative art, immersive and interactive environments, sonic dance collaborations, new media, and concept pieces by local, national and international artists are sought, with the intention of transforming both audiences and the spaces they will inhabit. Soundwave will take place sometime between July and September 2016 at multiple venues in San Francisco. Fees to performing artists are modest, dependent on grant awards/fundraising. The organizers are unable to offer financial assistance to cover travel costs and encourage artists to apply for travel funding through private foundations. Details here. Submit proposals here
WILLIAM JOHNSON PRIZE
AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS
SEPTEMBER 18

The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that seeks to encourage African-American artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. The Johnson Foundation awards grants to individuals who work in the following media: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation and/or new genre. The William H. Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early-career African American artist. For our purposes, "early-career" is a flexible term that should be interpreted liberally to include artists who have finished their academic work within twelve years from the year that a prize is awarded. For example, a person who finished their studies in 2003 is eligible to apply in 2015, but not in 2016. Age is not determinative, and artists who have not earned BFAs or MFAs are still eligible so long as they have not been working as a professional artist for more than twelve years. The 2015 William H. Johnson Prize is $25,000 and the winner will be announced in December 2015. All applications must be submitted online, and the application must be started and completed in the same online session. The 2015 Johnson Prize Application Worksheet is provided as a tool for applicants to use prior to starting the online application, to ensure that applicants have prepared all the materials required for completing and submitting the application.
UNITE4GOOD + PROSE
WRITE4GOOD
SEPTEMBER 30

"$6,000 in scholarships. Amazing writing. 4good." Prose and Unite4:Good are challenging students, activists and thinkers to write for good. Participants of the challenge are in the running for $6,000 in scholarship and charity funding. See rules for details. A panel of judges from esteemed literary backgrounds will select entries based on quality of content, authenticity, and creative edge.
“Write an essay on a global issue about which you are passionate. Provide context and examples for how this issue affects both you and the world at-large. Use #write4good and #iam4 to be considered." First place will receive $3,000, second place will receive $2,000, and third place will receive $1,000 in scholarship funding. By entering this challenge you agree to the Contest Terms. Contest ends September 30. Winners to be announced & contacted by October 15.
JOBS                             
STEPPING STONES MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN
MUSEUM EDUCATOR

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk, seeks a Museum Educator who will be responsible for broadening and enriching the educational opportunities for visitors by developing, facilitating and evaluating high quality museum programs based on sound content and aligned with the museum’s Learning Framework, educational philosophy and mission. Program topics include but are not limited to science, art, music, culture, technology, language and literacy, health and social and emotional learning. Programs can be provided both onsite and offsite, during regular museum hours and/or evenings and weekends. Successful Museum Educators are committed to providing creative, innovative, fun, relevant programs to visitors. Click here for more information and application details.

MARLENE SIFF
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The Westport-based artist Marlene Siff seeks an administrative assistant. Responsibilities include: working with a Mac Computer (required) and Quickbooks (preferred); responding to emails (personal and business); sending letters; using Photoshop and graphics software; entering art competitions; wrapping and mailing catalogs raisonné; making phone calls and connections to art galleries; paying bills; occasional assistance in studio. Skills/Qualifications needed include: Mac Computer Savvy, Administrative Writing Skills, Strong Typing and Spelling Skills, Good Photoshop and Graphics Skills, Excellent Verbal Communication, Good Telephone Voice, Organization, Multi-tasking, Problem Solving, Positive/Helpful Attitude, Supply Management, Reliability, Responsibility, Interest in Art. Send résumé and cover letter and three references to marlene@marlenesiff.com.

BRUCE MUSEUM
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS


The Bruce Museum seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications, to develop and implement a strategic and dynamic marketing plan for all exhibitions, programs and events geared to diverse audiences; provide strong leadership to convey the Museum’s identity and mission to its constituency and general public with a focus on growing audiences. Write, design and place media content, fostering existing media relationships. With colleagues: oversee social media campaigns, enforce style guide, create membership marketing plan, and create A/V exhibition/program projects. Be the public face of the Museum. Preferred candidate has proven marketing/communications abilities in a museum or cultural non-profit; experience crafting communications programs to create or further enhance awareness, connectivity and giving – including promotional materials; experience developing broad-based marketing efforts directed at the general public conveying institutional change and future direction including powerful, compelling collateral materials to expand awareness of an institution’s value to the community; has developed broad-based public awareness campaigns creating a climate conducive to growing visitation, membership, and giving at all levels; and prior experience developing marketing strategy and implementing the plan for a possible future campaign. More...
SHAKESPERIENCE
MARKETING MANAGER

Shakesperience was founded in 1996 by Emily Mattina and Jeffrey Lapham, with a mission to educate and inspire students, families, and theater professionals through the arts. The non-profit organization is headquartered on Bank Street in the heart of downtown Waterbury. The company now seeks an enthusiastic and energetic person to assist in managing the acting company and direct operations for theatre and education programs, with a particular emphasis on marketing to schools. Full-time, salaried. EOE. Positive attitude, collaborative approach, self-motivation, valid driver's license and exceptional administrative, communication and organizational skills mandatory. Some combination of experience with youth, and/or Shakespeare encouraged.
Interested parties should email jlapham@shakesperienceproductions.org or call 203-754-2531. 
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Teaching Artists
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Senior Press Officer
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CALENDAR                             
AUGUST
Aug. 23: Biodiversity/Extinction Show at NY Hall of Science Submission Deadline
Aug. 24: Fiber Art at the Factory: Submission Deadline
Aug. 30: MONOTHON2015: 10% Discount Deadline

SEPTEMBER
Sept. c1: MacArthur Foundation Documentary Film Fund Submission Deadline
Sept. c1: Brush Creek, WY, residencies - visual artists, writers, musicians & composers 
Sept. c4: Materials Hard and Soft, Denton TX: Application Deadline
Sept. c4: Soundwave (Architecture), San Francisco Submission Deadline
Sept. c7: Maritime Garage Gallery, Norwalk: Flux Submission Deadline
Sept. 8-9: Downtown Cabaret Main Stage Theatre: Fiddler on the Roof Auditions
Sept.
c9: ICPNY: New Prints 2015/Autumn Submission Deadline
Sept. 15: WPKN Sound & Vision Submission Deadline
Sept. 30: write4good Scholarship Deadline

OCTOBER
Oct. c1: Clay Art Center (Port Chester): TriState of Mind Submission Deadline
Oct. c1: Submission Deadline for Reply Comments on Visual Copyright Protection
Oct. 15:
Buzzfeed Emerging Writer Fellowship Application Deadline
Oct. 16: Young Arts Foundation Application Deadline
Oct. 16: Westport Arts Center, Dreamscapes Submission Deadline
Oct. 18: 2015 Future of Music Summit Musicians Fellowships Application Deadline
Oct. 30: Picture That/Unity Magazine: Asian-Pacific American Heritage & Sustainability 
Editions Submission Deadline
Oct. 31: Wesleyan Univ. Press: BAX-2016 Submission Deadline

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