Subject: ARTISTS NEWSLETTER - August 5

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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
August 5, 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
Quote of the Week
The skills developed through an education in the arts will create not only the next Lin-Manuel Miranda, it will create the next Isaac Newton, it will create the next Barack Obama.
-Renée Elise Goldsberry

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❖ Cultural Alliance Radio Show Visits The Glass House - Mon Aug. 8
❖ New Members: Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta and Wendy Brest

❖ Members in Norwalk Arts INside/OUT (Sat Aug. 6); and Counterpoint Art (Sat. Aug. 13). Other news about Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta, Wendy Brest, Trace Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Alicia Cobb, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Joseph Dermody, Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Erin Dolan, Lesley Koenig, Phyllis Lee, Sooo-z Mastropietro, Susan Newbold, Judy Noel, Amy Oestreicher, Alissa Siegal, and Mick Theebs.
Members' Openings
Calendar of Members' Openings over the next 2 weeks

❖ Greenwich Art Society: Annual Members Show at Flinn Gallery: August 6-7
❖ Bridgeport Art Trail: - August 15
❖ Bridgeport Art Trail: Space at Bridgeport Innovation Center - August 19
❖ New American Paintings: Artists in the Northeast - August 31
❖ Rowayton Arts Center: Exhibiting Member Status - Sept. 8
❖ Slow Art Productions, Hudson, NY: A Show of Heads - Sept. 31

❖ Rhizome: Net Art Microgrants - August 11
❖ Museum of Art and Design, NY: Artist Studios Residencies - August 28
❖ Sustainability Arts Foundation: Writers and Artists with Children - Sept. 12
❖ Catapult Film Fund: Development Funding Program - Rolling

❖ New Canaan Society for the Arts: Executive Director
❖ Philip Johnson Glass House: Chief Curator

❖ Silvermine School of Art: Sculpture Teacher
❖ New Haven Academy: P/T Visual Arts Instructor

Jobs Still Available

Deadlines and Dates to Remember
Tune in to WPKN 89.5 FM on Monday, August 8, noon-1pm for our monthly live radio program, Spotlight on Arts & Culture. This month, you can hear a special audio tour with Chris Franz (Talking Heads) and Tina Weymouth (TomTom Club) of the Philip Johnson Glass House, including Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden installation and the exhibition, Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads and Related Works.


Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta is a third generation artist who is proud to carry on a family legacy in the creative arts which includes: poetry, ceramic arts, culinary arts, photography, writing, and, of course, painting. After years of work in oncology and hospice, she is now a dedicated full-time artist. Using layers of acrylics, graphite and oils, her paintings convey "an extraordinary sense of sanctity, serenity, and introspection." Inspired by the wonders of nature, Elizabeth writes that her works are created "with a passion for the natural world and, always, much respect for its limits." Elizabeth has shown at the Art Society of Old Greenwich (where she won both First Place and Best in Show in 2015), Bush-Holley Museum, Cos Cob, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk, Stamford Art Association and Loft Artists Association. She was recently the juror of the 2016 Rowayton Arts Center’s Paint Rowayton, Plein Air Paint Out. She has been a member of The National League of American Penwomen, master artist David Dunlop's Silvermine Independent Studies Group, The Fairfield County Plein Air Painters, and The Loft Artists Association, Stamford. See Elizabeth's website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

A native of Fairfield, Wendy Friedman Brest is now a Stamford-based mixed media artist. After majoring in classics at Brown University, she took classes at Silvermine Arts Center with Ann Chernow, Lucy Sallick, and Eve Ingalls as teachers. She took classes at SUNY Purchase. Her teachers have included Robert Reed, Michael Torlen, and Stuart Diamond. Wendy’s work has been widely exhibited throughout Connecticut and New York. She has shown, and won awards, from the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Stamford Art Association, the Carriage Barn Art Center, the Discovery Museum, the Greenwich Art Society, and Silvermine Art Center’s Art of the Northeast (1998). In 2013, The Greenwich Art Society hosted a solo show, A Walk With Wendy – Collages, Drawings and Sculpture by Wendy Brest. The following is an excerpt from Wendy’s Artist’s Statement. “As a daily walker, I stare at the ground hoping for castoffs, which I collect. Nothing is categorically dismissed. Leaves are a particular favorite in the fall. I draw their portraits on translucent paper and juxtapose a world of shapes beneath. The incongruity of materials adds a critical dimension. I also love working with the grid and with text. It’s the complexity I’m seeking. I want the viewer to move close to the work to see what's hiding in plain sight.” Wendy is a member of the New York Society of Women Artists, the Greenwich Art Society and the Counterpoint Art group.

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YOUR NEWS                             
Norwalk Arts INside/OUT, a one-day SONO celebration of the Norwalk Arts community, features exhibits, an art walk, sidewalk sale, and other activities this Sat. Aug. 6, 11-9pm. Participating member artists are: 1. JOYCE COLBURN, BRUCE HORAN, and SERGEY STEPANENKO in a SPAG artists exhibition at the Maritime Garage's Art in Public Spaces Gallery; 2. LOREN DEPALMA and CARRIE BRADY  at Johnny Utah’s (80 Washington Street); 3. ERIN DOLAN, KHALAF JERRY, and JAHMANE at 22 Haviland Street Gallery; and 4. TRACE BURROUGHS, BRUCE HORAN,  and JAHMANE at LOVE Art Gallery (132C Washington St). The NORWALK ARTS COMMISSION is hosting a free public art walking tour from 11am - noon. Meet tour guide(s) on the plaza in front of 50 Washington St. Details here.
WENDY BRESTCAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON, and PHYLLIS LEE are three of the six members of COUNTERPOINT ART, an artists group that meets monthly to share and discuss current work. "As we create works in different media and individual unique styles, our art as a whole represents shifting points of view – thus our name Counterpoint." Each of the six artists has ten works. The show runs Aug. 8-Sept. 15, with an opening reception, Sat. Aug. 13, 2-4pm. University of Connecticut - Stamford Art Gallery, One University Place.
ELIZABETH HASEGAWA AGRESTA, HEIDI LEWIS COLEMAN and LESLEY KOENIG all have work in the Connecticut Women Artists 86th Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT (108 Crescent Street). The show is juried by Min Jung Kim, Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art. Show dates: August 20th - September 23rd. Reception Sat. Aug 20, 1-3pm.
New member ELIZABETH HASEGAWA AGRESTA recently won third place in the Stamford Art Association's Faraway Places show (juried by Silvermine's Natasha Karpinskaia) with Above and Beyond (oil on canvas, 37"x37", at right). She also has a piece, Kinetic Perception (acrylic on aluminum, 12"x36") that has been juried in to the in the Connecticut Women Artists 86th Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum
WENDY BREST is one of the COUNTERPOINT ART artists showing at UConn-Stamford Art Gallery. Her ten pieces in this show express Wendy's love of incongruity. The idea of unfettered nature filled with sticks, leaves and brush,
harnessed to artificial constructs such as grids and patterns creates an interior monologue. In the Neighborhood (mixed media, pencil, ink and paper, 17"x14" framed, detail at right, click for larger image) is in the same vein as Traces (mixed media, ink, pencil and colored paper, 14"x17" framed).

TRACE BURROUGHS wrote, directed and produced the feature film 8 Behind the Wheel, now available on Amazon.
"Eight people are driving in the sanctum of their cars. We are the voyeurs to their most personal thoughts and demons. The serial killer, masseuse, pizza delivery girl, policeman, actress, middle-aged man, stoner and a pedophile. We slowly discover they are all related and that when some thoughts lead to actions bad things will happen." See for yourself!

ERIC CHIANG is in a two-person show at the Fairfield Public Library's Kershner Gallery, Earth & Beyond. The show runs from August 13 to September 25, with an opening and artists talk on Sat, 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")
Congratulations and good luck to Stratford artist ALICIA COBB for being accepted as a competitor in Living Art America, the North American Body Art Championships in Greensboro, NC, in September. It's the only sanctioned body art completion in the US. Alicia applied in the “Emerging Artist” category, but was bumped up to the professional ranks. She will be competing against at least 50 other bodypaint artists from around the world. She said “I’m pretty nervous but it's a great opportunity!” See this recent article about Alicia in the Stratford Daily Voice.
HEIDI LEWIS COLEMAN will be exhibiting her acrylic & cut paper pieces, DREAMSCAPE 1 & Dreamscape 2, in the Connecticut Women Artists 86th Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich. Heidi writes that her Dreamscape Series reflects an exploration of imaginary landscapes, inspired by the ancient lands of mythology and cultural lore, whether historical, fictional or fantastical.
JOSEPH DERMODY has just installed seven new sculptures at Morello Bistro, 253 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich (click image at right for larger picture). He also installed six metallic sculptures at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort (165 Kemble St. Lenox, MA) and still has his solo show up at the Palace Theater Cafe in Stamford through Sept. 9. Joseph also has over a dozen pieces of art, sculpture, and furniture airing on the Property Brothers Buying and Selling, August 10, 9pm on HGTV.
CAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON has ten works in COUNTERPOINT ART, at the UConn - Stamford Art GalleryEach of Carol's five embroideries relates to one of her five oil paintings. Shown at right is an embroidered collage Flora, (mixed media: thread, found fabrics and papers, 13" square framed; click for larger image). Flora relates to Carol's Color Burst (oil on canvas, 36"x36") with its central organization and lively color. 

ERIN DOLAN, who currently has several collages, and her 350 black & white series (detail at right, click for larger image) on show at 22 Haviland Street, as part of Norwalk Arts INside/OUT, Sat. Aug. 6, will be making collages on the porch, 4-7pm, and available to discuss her work and process with visitors. Learn more about her 350 black & white series - created in Hawaii, on exhibit in NYC, and reassembled in South Norwalk.
LESLEY KOENIG is showing Watching the Fishies (2016, combined media, 30"x30", at right) at the Connecticut Women Artists 86th Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich (108 Crescent Street), juried by Min Jung Kim, Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art. The opening reception is Sat. Aug. 20, 1-3pm.
PHYLLIS LEE is one of the Counterpoint Art artists showing at UConn-Stamford Art Gallery. All Phyllis' works are about her anthropomorphic birds. There are the oil stick on gessoed paper drawings, such as The Holy Family, (30" x 22", detail at right), and her ceramic sculptures, such as Ava and George.
SOOO-Z MASTROPIETRO is taking part in jujartu - a "feel-good arts fest that aims to spread good juju in the world by benefiting our nonprofit partners." jujartu takes place Sat. Aug. 13, noon-4pm at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA. Monies raised will go towards a pilot intermodal arts program with the Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England, benefiting kids and teens with physical disabilities. Sooo-z will have a space there with a range of her work - from tubes to silks.
SUSAN NEWBOLD is in a two-person show at the NEW CANAAN LIBRARY with Maria Lane, Character of Place (through August 20). This is a collaborative show in which the two artists' works "reflect the fruitful artistic exchange they engaged in over many months preceding the exhibition. Their focus of "home" is not the actual physical shelter, but the landscape and site the home inhabits." At right a detail of Susan's Magical Journey (mixed media photograph, graphite on paper, 39.5" x 44", click for larger image). 
JUDY NOEL has been selected as Artist of the Month by the Fairfield University Bookstore, which will be showing Judy's marine/coastal artwork during the month of August at its Post Road location in Fairfield Center. Come to the opening reception Friday, August 5, 6-7:30pm on the 2nd floor and Stairwell Art At right detail of Judy's Coastal Village (click for larger image).
AMY OESTREICHER has her short play, The Sky is Blue performed as part of Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Short Play Contest on 8/17 & 8/20 at 9pm. This is an excerpt from her play, Imprints, "a compelling, humorous and poignant portrayal of how trauma affects the family," which will premiere this January at the Thespis Theatre Festival. And this Sat Aug 6, 8:30pm, Amy’s one-woman musical autobiography Gutless and Grateful is performed at New York's Midtown Theatre Festival, NYC.
ALISSA SIEGAL's three small pieces, including Lion (oil on linen, 8"x10", detail at right) are in the show, Cecil the Lion’s Kingdom at Six Summit Gallery in Ivoryton through September 23. Also, Alissa will be a teaching artist at the ALDRICH MUSEUM's Family Day: Combine Climb this Sunday, August 7, 1-4pm, where kids can climb over David Brooks'giant combine harvester sculpture. Alissa will lead a workshop on produce and garden prints.
MICK THEEBS, poet, painter and member of the COASTAL ARTS GUILD, was recently elected Milford's first Poet Laureate. This is a four-year appointment and part of Mick's responsibilities will be to "elevate poetry in the consciousness of Milford residents and to help celebrate the literary arts." Furthermore, the poet laureate "will act as an advocate for poetry, literature, and the arts, and contribute to the City of Milford’s poetry and literary legacy through public readings and participation in civic events.” Congrats, Mick!
Compiled List of Member Openings & Events
Fri. Aug. 5: Judy Noel, Artist of the Month, Fairfield University Bookstore, 6-7:30pm 
Sat. Aug. 6: Norwalk Arts INside/OUT, 11-6pm (Carrie Brady, Trace Burroughs, Joyce Coburn, Loren DePalma, Erin Dolan, Bruce Horan, Jahmane, Khalaf Jerry, and Sergey Stepanenko)
Sun. Aug. 7: Alissa Siegal, Workshop, Combine Climb, Aldrich Museum, 1-4pm
Sat. Aug. 13: Counterpart Art, UConn Stamford Art Gallery, 2-4pm (Wendy Brest, Carol Nipomnich Dixon and Phyllis Lee).
Sat. Aug. 13: jujartu, Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA, 12-4pm (Sooo-z Mastropietro).
Sat. Aug. 20: CT Women Artists Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum Norwich, 1-3pm (Elizabeth Agresta, Heidi Lewis Coleman, and Lesley Koenig).
Sat. Aug. 20: Eric Chiang, Earth and Beyond, Fairfield Public Library, Kershner, 4:30-6:30pm

Check for listings of all events by our members!
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             

The Greenwich Art Society announces its annual members juried exhibition, Powers of Observation to be held at the Flinn Gallery of the Greenwich Public Library. The show is for GAS members only, but all artists may become a member at entry. Receiving is August 6-7, 2-4pm at the Flinn Gallery, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich. The exhibition runs August 11-30. All ORIGINAL art and media welcome. No giclee prints. Unusual installation must have prior approval from the Flinn Gallery. Only two-pieces permitted: $35 for the first piece, $15 for second. Cash and checks only. No credit cards accepted during receiving for either entry fees or membership. If you join via PayPal on the website, please bring a copy of your receipt. Juror is Margaret Kross from the Whitney Museum of American Art. Download prospectus here.


The Bridgeport Art Trail (BAT) is an established city-wide arts venue open house event where you can view art, talk art and buy art. The 8th Bridgeport Art Trail is taking place November 10-13 across the city of Bridgeport. There will be open studios at 305 Knowlton Street, the American Fabrics Arts Building (Amfab), The Bridgeport Innovation Center, The NEST Arts Factory and Read's ArtSpace. There is an open call to exhibit at these or other spaces, 
Send your request to exhibit to Please include a brief bio, contact info, website if available, no more than 6 jpegs (72 dpi), and artist's statement.

The Bridgeport Innovation Center (955 Connecticut Avenue, Bridgeport) has been a catalyst for artists, entrepreneurs, community organizers, and small to mid-sized companies to grow and flourish since 1989. The Innovation Center leases flexible commercial spaces such as office, warehouse, storage, and sunny loft spaces perfect for artists. As it has become home and work-space for artists, entrepreneurs, business professionals, community and religious organizations, it has also been a site for exhibitions and performances during the annual Bridgeport Art Trail - City Wide Open Studios. The 8th Bridgeport Art Trail takes place Nov. 10-13, 2016 and the Bridgeport Innovation Center is putting out a call to artists, musicians, performers, poets, crafters and fiber artists to perform and exhibit in its many varied creative spaces featuring old-world architecture such as high wood-beam ceilings, oak floors, brick walls, and 7-foot windows. Please send a letter of interest with details about your work with images by August 19th to be added to a program that will promote the artists throughout the city-wide event. Interested? Then contact

The Open Studios Press was founded in 1993 as a vehicle for facilitating contact between artists and art enthusiasts. Its magazine, New American Paintings, has featured the work of more than three thousand painters from throughout the United States, many of whom have gone on to receive international attention. New American Paintings is a juried exhibition-in-print. Each museum-quality issue results from a highly selective juried competition and presents the work of forty painters. The press works with recognized curators in order to select artists whose work deserves to be seen by a wider audience. It states that it "does not discriminate by style or yield to art-world trends." This year’s juror is Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Artists residing in the following states may apply: CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI and VT. Deadline: August 31, 2016. Apply here.

SlowArt Productions presents its annual group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY, October 20 – November 19, 2016. Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. Details of 2D artwork count as an additional artwork. Sculptors may provide one additional view per artwork without cost. Artists accepted to exhibit will not be charged additional fees of any kind.
Deadline: August 31. Submit here.


Interested in achieving Exhibiting Member status at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC)? The selection committee meets in September. To submit your work for review, drop off art at RAC on Thursday, September 8, 12- 5pm. For all art, including small sculpture, submit 3 pieces. For large sculpture, one piece is acceptable with photos of other pieces. For almost 60 years, the Rowayton Arts Center has been a cultural gem in the community - an exceptional gallery where regional artists may exhibit and sell their art as well as a wonderful venue for art workshops and classes. The Art School offers classes to children and adults at all levels. The RAC Gallery and Art School are located on the bank of the scenic Five Mile River in Rowayton, at 145 Rowayton Avenue.
Full details here.

And Don't Forget...
Aug. 30: CCP: MONOTHON 2016 (Oct. 16-23): Early Bird Application (save 10%)

Rhizome will award net art micro grants ranging upto $1500 to fund the creation of new artworks or online exhibitions. Special emphasis will be given to projects that fall in one or more of these categories:
  • experimental narrative
  • artists living in NY
  • new browser-based works or series of curated works for front page exhibition on
Front page works ideally use the full browser viewport with no visible scrollbars, and allow for nudity warnings as necessary, for people visiting the site from their office. For past examples, see Olia Lialina's Best Effort Network, Lance Wakeling's Incantations for the Birth of a Network, and Juan Obando's Museum Mixtape: Dirty South Edition. This program is run as an open call. Submissions comprise a simple 150-word statement, a single sketch or image, and a brief statement of financial need. Upon the close of the open call, the proposals will be considered by a jury, with three to five Microgrants awarded. This year's jurors will be R. Luke Dubois, Shawné Michaelain Holloway, and Rhizome's Program Coordinator Kaela Noel. The microgrants application deadline is August 11, 2016. Click here for the application form.


The Museum of Art and Design hosts artists and designers daily in a live studio environment in its Artists Studios   Residency Program. Artists and designers are selected for four-month sessions (February–May, June–September, and October–January). Each artist is assigned one day each week to work, along with a selection of Thursday and Friday evenings. Artists receive a daily honorarium. Artists have access to a variety of tools and materials, as well as the museum galleries and are given professional development opportunities throughout the year. Selection is conducted by a committee of eight to twelve museum staff members and outside professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design. Selection takes place every eight months, with residents chosen for two cycles during each selection process. Successful applicants have a mature body of work that reveals a mastery of techniques, methods, processes and/or materials, as well as demonstrates developed concepts, ideas, and/or themes. Proposals need to address a clear direction or question for pursuit in applicant’s work and take into account the public-facing nature of the program (We highly recommend applicants visit the museum and talk to current residents). Details here.

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families. Twice a year, the Foundation makes up to five awards of $6,000 each and up to five Promise Awards of $2,000 each to writers and visual artists with children. Artists with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit up to 25 pages or 10-20 images with a biography, an artist statement, a project statement, a curriculum vitae, and a $15 entry fee by September 2. After five years of grantmaking and considerable deliberation, the Sustainable Arts Foundation has decided to promote racial equity in the arts. Starting in Fall 2016, at least half of our awards will go to applicants of color. Writers may apply with: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Long Form Journalism, Playwriting, Picture Books, Early and Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, or Graphic Novel. Visual artists may apply with: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing/ Illustration, Printmaking, Mixed-media, Photography, or Installation. Applications are not accepted in the performing arts, media (including screenplays), music, jewelry, pottery, and other crafts. Apply here.

The Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Catapult's mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their film projects to the next level at a stage where funding is hard to find. Catapult gives early support to propel projects forward that hold the promise of a unique story that should be told in film. Films are not required to fit within specific issue categories. Catapult supports powerful stories and moving storytelling across a broad spectrum of issues and perspectives. As a result, a wide range of films, from individual portraits to stories with global implications, are supported. CATAPULT grants are up to $20,000 each. They allow filmmakers to take crucial next steps in the development of their films, such as enabling a first shoot and editing pieces for production fundraising. In addition to the initial development grant, recipients have access to an informal mentorship program with Catapult’s co-founders, Bonni Cohen and Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, in areas including story development, production process, fundraising and distribution strategy. Apply here.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             

CreativeGround is an essential free tool and resource for all artists, cultural nonprofits and creative businesses in New England. It's a database of all the creative people and places at work in New England: artists of all disciplines, cultural nonprofits like libraries and theaters, and creative businesses like recording studios and design agencies. 30,000 - and counting. Its purpose is to connect artists, nonprofits and creative businesses with each other - and with you! Registration is easy and free. Now the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has updated its advanced search capabilities, based on user input, so when you search by discipline, your primary and secondary disciplines are both taken into consideration. This makes it easier to find potters-slash-actors, choreographers-slash-writers, and other "slashers" of all stripes! Register here. If you are a user and want to give feedback, do it here.

Kickstarter School - Stephanie Pereira
Mon. Aug. 8, 7-8:30pm. $25
Join Kickstarter's Director of Community Education Stephanie Pereira for a primer on how to bring a Kickstarter project to life. Take a look at some successful projects from across the site and explore what kind of rewards work best, how to spread the word about your project, and other helpful tips. 
Sue Schaffner
Thur. Sept. 15, 7-8:30pm. $25
Led by artist Sue Schaffner, this webinar teaches best practices for your website, blog, and email marketing and communications. The session includes case studies of artists who have established innovative and effective web presences. Participants can schedule one-on-one follow-up phone consultations with Matthew Deleget (artist, gallerist, Creative Capital consultant) to get tips, pointers and written feedback on their websites.


The New Canaan Society for the Arts seeks an Executive Director. In addition to a background in the arts, the successful candidate for this position will also have strong administrative and management skills. This is a full-time position, hired by and directly accountable to the Board of Trustees through the members of its executive committee. Responsibilities include: Collaborating with the Board of Trustees in the creation and maintenance of a long-range plan that will support the mission and address the capital and staffing needs required for the growth of the organization; Lead fundraising efforts, including supporting the board’s involvement in fundraising, personally cultivating and soliciting donors, and implementing fundraising plans and policies approved by the board; Research and write grants; Build relationships with partner organizations, policymakers, media, and others; Represent the organization by participating in key associations and organizations, serving on committees and advisory groups, and speaking in public settings. The ED will curate not fewer than five exhibitions per program year, will select and supervise guest curators as needed; manage all marketing and PR functions and execute art installation including receiving and handling of art and managing of volunteers. Full details here.

The Philip Johnson Glass House seeks a Chief Curator & Creative Director to serve as a visionary leader for the next phase of programmatic development of this historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located in New Canaan. The Chief Curator & Creative Director (CCCD) directs a small full-time professional staff assisted by a corps of highly educated and trained educators, and reports to the Executive Director of The Glass House. The CCCD collaborates with other Glass House management members and has the opportunity to interface frequently with senior management in the National Trust Historic Sites Department, as well as peers at National Trust Historic Sites across the country. The Glass House campus is a 49-acre National Historic Landmark with 14 structures reflecting the ever changing work of the noted architect who used the site for fifty years to experiment with the relationship between art, architecture and landscape. The CCCD must demonstrate a level of knowledge and enthusiasm in each of these fields. It is the CCCD's responsibility to ensure these remarkable assets are used creatively and effectively to engage and inform the public about the legacy of Philip Johnson and David Whitney, and the work of the National Trust. The key areas of responsibility will be to: raise the profile of the Glass House to reach new audiences; work toward a transformative visitor experience with new programs and partnerships locally, nationally and internationally; and to direct staff. Full Details here.

Silvermine Arts Center seeks a part-time Sculpture Instructor. All qualified candidates will remain in a talent pool for future consideration. The Silvermine School of Art provides a wide range of classes for all levels of experience from ages 2 to 102; public programs; and outreach programs in the Norwalk and Stamford schools. The teacher will be responsible for all aspects of teaching courses or workshops, including, but not limited to, preparing for the course or workshop, implementing a syllabus and course outline, using knowledge of all fabrication equipment, communicating with students, ensuring safety rules are followed, set-up of equipment and studio and maintain a clean and safe studio environment. Qualifications include having a strong commitment to Silvermine Arts Center's mission; strong sculpture skills and knowledge of a variety of techniques, approaches and materials; classroom management skills; and organizational skills. Full details here.

The New Haven Academy Interdistrict Magnet School has an opening for a part-time Visual Arts Teacher. A small (300-student), progressive, urban, public high school, New Haven Academy opened in 2003. Its mission is to prepare all students to be successful in college and to become active citizens; its magnet theme is the Facing History and Ourselves program and a commitment to social action. Graduating classes have consistently achieved a 98-100% college acceptance rate. This position will include teaching several sections of Visual Arts classes during the school day. Teacher certification is NOT required, but experience working with adolescents is highly preferred. More information about the school can be found at www.newhavenacademy.orgInterested applicants should send resume and cover letter ASAP to Meredith Gavrin, Program Director, at meredith.gavrin@new-haven.k12.ct.usApplication deadline August 22, 2016
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Press and Social Media Coordinator
Creative Arts, New Haven: 2017 Gallery Fellowship
Fairfield County Chorale: Executive Director
Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum: Museum Assistant
Mattatuck Museum: Director of Education
Melissa & Doug: Graphic Designer
Pequot Library: Development Associate
Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop (SDAW) Fairfield: Instructors
Westport Country Playhouse: Technical Director
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts: Director.
Yale University Art Gallery: Exhibition Production Manager

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Aug. 6-7: Greenwich Art Society, Powers of Observation, Receiving.
Aug. c8: Creative Capital Kickstarter School Webinar, 7pm.
Aug. 11: Rhizome, Net Art Microgrants Application Deadline
Aug. 19: Bridgeport Art Trail: General Application Deadline for Exhibiting/Performing
Aug. 19: Bridgeport Art Trail: Application Deadline for Space at Innovation Center
Aug. 28: Museum of Art & Design, NY: Artists Studios Residencies Application Deadline
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. 12: Sustainable Arts Foundation: Artists and Writers with Children Application
Sept. 15: American Repertory Theater (Cambridge): I.D. Festival Submission 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
Rolling: Catapult Film Fund: Development Funding for Documentary Films

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

Dec. 15: Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant Application Deadline
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are very grateful for the support of our individual and organization members, our individual donors and the following organizations.
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