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ARTISTS NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
February 26, 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 360 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
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OUR NEWS
❖ CT Office of Arts Grants Info Session, Stepping Stones - Feb. 29
❖ Progressive Gallery Tour - Next Stop: Framemakers, Black Rock - March 16
❖ Common Ground: Grace Farms, New Canaan New Date - March 22
❖ Save the Date for our ACE Awards - May 19
❖ Welcome New Members: Judith Bacal and Louise Baranger

YOUR NEWS
❖ Member Round-Up: 8 members in Westport Artists' Collective Pop-Up. Other news from Frederic Chiu, Joe Fucigna, Karen Neems, Ron Pacacha, Sergey Stepanenko, and Julliette Tehrani.
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Members' Openings
Calendar of Members' Openings over the next 2 weeks

OTHER NEWS
❖ About Teaching Artistry
❖ Ely House Regional Arts Resource is Saved

CALLS FOR ENTRIES
❖ Bridgeport EarthFest - Feb. 26
Carriage Barn Arts Center: Spectrum 2016, Natural Inspiration - March 10
❖ NEST Arts Factory: CIRCA, Digital Art Exhibit - March 19
❖ Westport Fine Arts Festival - March 25
❖ Ives Concert Park: Art at Ives Arts & Crafts Show - April 1
❖ Oxford Cultural Arts Commission: Festival of Arts, Culture & Entertainment - April 18

OPPORTUNITIES
❖ NEA: Creative Writing Fellowships, Poetry - March 9
❖ Roswell, NM: One-Year Artist-in-Residence Program
 - March 15 
❖ BRIC, Brooklyn: Summer Visual Arts Residency - March 14
❖ Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship - Sept. 18

JOBS
❖ HartBeat Ensemble: Managing Director
❖ Greenwich International Film Festival: Festival Producer

❖ Westport Arts Center: Development Associate/Membership Coordinator
❖ Anthropologie, Greenwich: Display Coordinator

Jobs Still Available

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
CT GRANTS INFO SESSION - FEB. 29
Artists can partner with organizations and apply for grants from the CT Office of the Arts (COA). The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County has organized a Grants Information Session with John Cusano on Mon. Feb. 29, 2-4pm at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave. Norwalk. RSVP required to attend. We thank Stepping Stones for generously hosting this event. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
FRAMEMAKERS GALLERY - MARCH 16
Sign up for the next stop on our Progressive Gallery Tour, Wed. March 16, 6-8pm at FRAMEMAKERS Picture Framing And Art Gallery, 3004 Fairfield Ave, Black Rock, Bridgeport. This will also be the opening for an exhibition of New York artist Benjamin Casiano. Designed to encourage members to mix and mingle while exploring the range of commercial galleries that are our members, the tour has progressed month-by-month from Greenwich to Bridgeport.
COMMON GROUND @ GRACE FARMS - NEW DATE MARCH 22
Join us for our popular, monthly COMMON GROUND Meet-Up to discuss, test and give feedback on collaborative, creative project ideas. All welcome! The weather pushed our scheduled meeting back to March 22 at Grace Farms, New Canaan. Sign up and share ideas about the Rebirth Arts Festival, test a debut One-Stroke Calligraphy, workshop and give feedback to Amy Oestreicher's updated "Detour-ist" Workshop. More.
SAVE MAY 19 FOR ACE AWARDS
Thank you for your nominations for our Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards. Now, save the date for the awards ceremony at Norwalk's Shore and Country Club, May 19, 2016, 7:30-9am. Awards will be given in five categories (Artist, Citizen, Corporate, Educator and Nonprofit). Our keynote speaker will be Arthur Levitt, the 25th and longest serving Chairman of the SEC. He will be introduced by Karen Brooks Hopkins, President Emeritus of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and current Senior Fellow in Residence at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

JUDITH BACAL

Judith Bacal is a designer par excellence. A photographer and sculptor, Judith studied Product Design at North Carolina State University’s School of Design and got her Bachelor’s in Industrial Design from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. She has been the exhibit coordinator at the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, and was director of exhibits at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk for 16 years, through 2015. She has most recently been working with the Norwalk Historical Society and Norwalk Arts Commission on exhibit development, design and planning for a variety of public projects. These include an implementation plan for the Norwalk Museum Restructuring Project, and a variety of projects for the Norwalk Historical Society's Museum on its newly opened site at City Hall. Judith started taking photographs when she was 15 years old, buying her first 35mm camera for $150. She recalls exploring the forest behind her house with friends, naming the rocks ("the blue whale" was one) and photographing the rocks, trees, changing light - so nature was her early inspiration. Judith has worked on a series of flower close-ups, (see her work in the 2014 Beechwood Blue exhibition Bloomin' ) and a wonderfully creative series of birdhouses that she has donated to Project Return over the years. See Judith's website here.

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LOUISE BARANGER

"Trumpet Diva" Louise Baranger was born in Hollywood, California and studied with studio trumpeters Uan Rasey, Pappy Mitchell, and jazz great Bobby Shew. In Los Angeles, she played with the bands of Harry James, Nelson Riddle, and others; has played at the Playboy, Concord, Kansas City, Boston, and Monterey Jazz Festivals; and performed live and/or on television with JJ Johnson, Clarke Terry, Buddy Collette, Stanley Clarke, Joe Cocker, Dionne Warwick, Alan Broadbent, Buddy Greco, Mel Powell, and a host of others. Television credits include the World Music Awards, The Tonight Show, Barry Manilow’s Big Fun on Swing Street, Dallas, Falcon Crest and The Flash. Louise has appeared in music videos with Joe Cocker and Bobby Womack. In the summer of 1984, Louise was the youngest member of the Olympic Jazz Festival house band which featured Shelley Manne, Louie Bellson, and a host of international jazz stars. Louise’s 9 piece “little” big band has played at the Emmy Awards in Hollywood, California, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and numerous private events. As a guest soloist she has performed with symphony orchestras and jazz bands in Germany, Japan, Argentina, Peru and throughout the U.S. Her solo CD, Trumpeter’s Prayer, on Summit Records, features Arturo Sandoval, Tom Kubis and Carl Fontana. Since 2004 Louise has been a faculty member at the Litchfield Jazz Camp and plays throughout Fairfield County. See Louise's website here; Facebook page and Twitter feed.

CURRENT MEMBERS
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YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
JEANINE ESPOSITOSUSAN FEHLINGERJANA IREIJOMICHAEL DAVID KOZLOWSKITOBY MICHAELSNANCY MOORESUSAN NEWBOLD and LEE WALTHER are members who will be featured in the next Westport Arts Collective's Pop-up at The Westport Arts Center, March 2-5. Reception: Thursday March 3, 6pm to 8pm; Artists' Talk - Friday March 4, 10am to 11:30am.
Pianist FREDERIC CHIU has just realized a life goal by having played in all 50 states (currently in Baton Rouge, LA). He has also just released his 27th CD, Hymns & Dervishes, a a 16-year project. George Gurdjieff, the Russian-Armenian mystic who believed in using writing, music and movement to bring people out of the ordinary "waking sleep," hummed these pieces, inspired by his cultural experiences in the Middle East, while Thomas de Hartmann, a classmate of Prokofiev, notated them for piano. The CD alternates Dervish Dances and Western Hymns and uses traditional Middle Eastern piano tunings. See AmazonITunes  and the Wall Street Journal review
JOE FUCIGNA has 2 pieces, Overflow (plastic and metal fencing, 60" x 39" x 42", 2013, at right) and Yellow + White Negative Drip, in a group show at Silvermine Arts Center, Thunder Umbrella, curated by Chris Joy of the documentary film project Gorky’s Granddaughter. Joy asked selected Guild members to choose an artist for the show, based on their love of that artist's work and use of materials. The show explores the use of recognizable objects or icons "in ways that subvert the object’s traditional meaning or function." Opening reception, Sun. Feb. 28, 2-4pm
KAREN NEEMS has her own show, Spatial Choreography, at Silvermine Art Center's The Viewing Room. At right a detail of In the Balance-Act VI (see others in this series here). "In her newest body of work, Karen Neems takes static, mundane objects and photographs them from the perspective of looking down. She layers images, adding additional translucent film, which further enhances the illusion of space." Opens Feb. 28, with reception 2-4pm.
RONALD PACACHA is exhibiting several of his monoprints and mixed-media pieces during the months of February and March at Funchal Café on the Green, 221 State Street at the corner of Broad Street, in Bridgeport. At right, detail of one of his monoprints, Quintana Roo.

Painter SERGEY STEPANENKO, is having a RETROSPECTIVE exhibition of his work at the St. Philip Artists' Guild (SPAG) Artist Studios, 25 France Street, Norwalk, opening Fri. March 12, 6-10pm (with live music, wine and cheese). His show includes works from several of his earlier series (to be seen on his website here): Musicians, and My Little Angels and two new series: Time Mesh and Black & White Homage. 
JULLIETTE TEHRANI has a solo show, Impressions, opening at the LECLERC CONTEMPORARY GALLERY Thurs. March 10, 6-8pmJulliette's Impressions exhibit is based on her love of nature. She writes that, "Entranced by the dazzling colors of flowers, the magnificence of the skies and clouds, and reflections on water I strive to capture the essence of those special scenes. Color, combined with my love of design and the textual quality of paint - is why I paint."
Compiled list of Member News Openings

FEBRUARY
Sun. Feb. 28: Karen Neems, Spatial Choreography, opening, Silvermine Art Center, 2-4pm.
Sun. Feb. 28: Thunder Umbrella, opening, Silvermine Art Center, 2-4pm (Joe Fucigna)

MARCH
Thu. Mar. 3: Westport Artists Collective (WAC) Pop-Up, Westport Arts Center. Opening, 6-8pm (Esposito, Fehlinger, Ireijo, Kozlowski, Michaels, Moore, Newbold, Walther)
Fri. Mar. 4: WAC Pop-Up Artists' Talk, Westport Arts Center, 10-11:30am.
Thu. Mar. 10: Juliette Tehrani, Impressions, Leclerc Contemporary, Norwalk, 6-8pm
Fri. Mar. 11: Sergey Stepanenko, Retrospective, SPAG, Norwalk, 6-10p,
Check FCBuzz.org for listings of all events by our members!
OTHER NEWS                             
DO YOU TEACH?
ABOUT "TEACHING ARTISTRY"

Eric Booth, a teaching artist, an international arts learning consultant, and winner of the 2015 Americans for the Arts Education Leadership Award, has a piece in a recent Grantmakers in the Arts Reader calling for more serious grant-funded support of teaching artists. In The Time Has Come for a National Field of Teaching Artistry, lamenting how this field has been treated, he writes: "Teaching artistry is exactly what our field needs at this time to innovate effectively, deliver programs that expand audiences, and partner with non-arts organizations to produce breakthrough results."  His own working definition of a teaching artist is “a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills, curiosities and habits of mind of an educator, who can effectively engage a wide range of people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts.” The concept of the teaching artist started around 1980 at Lincoln Center (where the term was coined) and there are today upward of 25,000 of you. Booth cites Leonard Bernstein as probably the most prominent teaching artist in history and points out that the leaders of many top cultural institutions started out as teaching artists. Despite the expertise out there, there are few systems in place that allow experienced TAs to effectively share what they have learned. Booth cites a few bright spots, including a National Asset Map being developed by the new Teaching Artists Guild. Read the article for other new resources - and inspiration for sharing your expertise.
ELY HOUSE
 REGIONAL ARTS RESOURCE IS SAVED

Member Ronald Pacacha has news he believes is of regional importance, beyond its immediate location in New Haven. Ron, an officer and director of the Friends of John Slade Ely House For Contemporary Art, reports that, as a result of the efforts of three former curators, the House’s Trustee is selling the Center (closed since July 2015) to Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES). The sale, ensures that the Ely House will remain a community arts center and will be operated by the Friends, under a lease with ACES for a first phase of 12-15 months. ACES plans to remodel the Ely House with the hope of adding an additional exhibition space, and will reopen it as a visual arts high school.  A substantial portion of the Ely House will then be leased to The Friends for a 3-year renewable term to resume visual arts exhibits, musical presentations, and other emerging contemporary arts.  The Friends and ACES have discussed a collaboration that will create a curatorial program with The Friends, of which the 3 former curators, Jeanne Criscola, Raymond Smith, and Anna Bresnick are also officers and/or directors will participate.  This summer, two of the legacy organizations housed in the Ely House for some 50 years, the New Haven Brush & Palette Club and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, will each hold month-long exhibitions at the Ely House.  Other exhibitions are in the planning stages. The Ely House is now being prepared to resume its place as the centerpiece of the New Haven Arts District, one that Fairfield County residents should also take advantage of.
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             
KENNEDY CENTER 
MAGGIE DALY ART CENTER
RECYCLED ART CONTEST 
FEBRUARY 26

As a recipient of a 2015-16 Regional Initiative Grant, The Kennedy Center’s Maggie Daly Arts Coop (MDAC) and The Bijou Theatre are hosting the first ever Bridgeport EarthFest this spring. The celebration includes a juried, RECYCLED ART CONTEST. First place, $1000; Second place $500; Third place, Art Supply Gift Cards for up to $400. The application deadline is February 26th. Artists are invited to submit digital images of art works created from recycled materials, demonstrating how everyday junk can be used to create new and beautiful things. Artwork may be of any format and will be displayed in participating businesses and venues throughout downtown. All professional and amateur artists ages 18 and up, are encouraged to apply. Please submit: 
• A digital portfolio of recent works
• $20 application fee
• Completed Application/Waiver form.
The fee and form may be submitted online here. The images should be sent to mdac@kennedyctr.orgFor more information about EarthFest, email Stephany Brown, Community Arts and Gallery Coordinator, MDAC or call 203-690-1609.
CARRIAGE BARN ARTS SPECTRUM 2016
NATURAL INSPIRATION 
MARCH 10

The Carriage Barn Arts Center, home to the New Canaan Society for the Arts announces its 26th Spectrum show: a juried exhibition of original, contemporary artwork by local and regional artists, and invites submissions in all media except photography. All entries must have been created within the past two years and must not have been previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn. This year, guest Juror Gabriel de Guzman, Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center in the Bronx, is reviewing work that explores the phenomenal ways that nature inspires us. Landscape, flora, fauna, the effects of light, natural forces, seasonal cycles, and environmental issues are just a few examples of subject matter that falls within this broad theme. We welcome literal, abstract, and conceptual interpretations of this topic. Deadline: Thursday, March 10; Notification: Thurs., March 24. Fees: Members/Students: $26 for up to 3 entries, $5 each additional. Non-Members: $41 for up to 3 entries, $5 per each additional. Click here for full prospectus.
NEST ARTS FACTORY
CIRCA
DIGITAL ART EXHIBIT 
MARCH 19

CIRCA is a juried exhibit of digital art to be held April 9 - May 6, 2016 at the NEST Arts Factory Gallery in Bridgeport. Open to work made with digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. Examples include digital collage or mixed media work, 3D printed work, digital painting and illustration, etc. 3D and 2D works. At this time we are not able to accept video or sound work. Entries must be original, entirely the work of the entrant and executed within the last three years and without the supervision of an instructor. Copies of existing artworks or based on copyrighted artworks are not eligible. There is no maximum or minimum size for submitted work, although it should fit through a standard doorway. All work must be for sale. Fee: $25 for three entries.
Juror: Robbin Zella, Director and Curator of the Housatonic Museum of Art.
Prospectus available here.
WESTPORT FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
MARCH 25

The 43rd Westport Fine Arts Festival will be held this year July 16-17 in downtown Westport, CT.  Voted by Art Fair Source Book as one of the Top 100 Fine Crafts Shows in the US, the festival is one the most popular in the area and is a highlight on the calendars of collectors from throughout New England and Manhattan. Applications are being accepted in: Oil, Watercolor, Photography/Digital Art, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Drawing (Pastel, Pencil, Ink), Glass/ Ceramics, Jewelry, and Wood. The show is juried by experienced artists, working professionals, and local community members. Fee: $40. Submit five imagesfour of individual pieces representative of current work and a fifth of the display that will be used at the show with the full range of work displayedCash prizes.  Applications are due by March 25. Full application details and form here.
IVES CONCERT PARK
 ART AT IVES
JURIED FINE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
APRIL 1


The Friends of the Ives will present the first Art at Ives, Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, 2016, at Ives Concert Park on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This two-day event will feature a wide variety of high-quality original works and a diverse scope of art forms representing every major category. Jurying and application will be digital. Jurors will view the artists’ work and accompanying descriptions in a self-paced environment. Artists are invited to submit applications HERE by Friday, April 1. The cost is $25 to apply. A program directory and the Ives website will showcase each artist’s work and provide artist contact information. The Ives has partnered with the Western Connecticut State University Department of Art, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Brookfield Craft Center to develop this event. Click here for more information.
OXFORD FESTIVAL OF ARTS CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT
APRIL 18

Oxford’s FACE (Festival of Art, Culture and Entertainment) is scheduled for the weekend of May 20-22 at Oxford Town Hall, 486 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478, the surrounding area, and at the Oxford Grange #194. The Festival will include the annual major juried OCAC Showcase Exhibit, a unique art show open to all media including painting, drawing, fiber art, photography and sculpture focusing on creativity, aesthetic impact and strength of the image to stand alone as art regardless of media used. Ten cash prizes of over $1,200 will be awarded plus a People’s Choice prize by attendee votes. The Showcase Exhibit will be in the Town Hall Meeting room with a Meet the Artist Gala Opening Friday May 20th from 6 to 9 PM. On Sat. May 21st and Sun. 22nd from 10AM to 4PM there will be artist demonstrations, a silent auction, gallery tours and workshops for adults and kids. Also on Saturday and Sunday a outdoor Juried crafters exhibit & sale will be on the Town Hall lawn. Showcase Exhibit and Crafters. Download Juried Art Exhibit Entry Form here. Questions? Email info@oxfordculturalarts.org or phone: 203 881-6085.
Reminders...
Feb. 29: SIPMA Contemporary (NJ): I Eat Therefore I Am - Submission Deadlinee
Mar.   4: National Veterans Creative Arts Competition: Visual Arts Deadline
Mar. 5-6: Greenwich Art Society, 99th Juried Annual Exhibition: Entry Days
Mar.
c5: Westport Arts Center: Fifth Annual Toy Makers Competition Deadline

OPPORTUNITIES                             
NEA
CREATIVE WRITING FELLOWSHIPS - POETRY
$25,000 
MARCH 9

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the only criteria for review are artistic excellence and artistic merit. A different advisory panel is assembled every year, each diverse with regard to geography, race and ethnicity, and artistic points of view.
The Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2017, fellowships in poetry are available. Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) will be be offered in FY 2018 and guidelines will be available in the winter of 2017. You may apply only once each year. Competition for fellowships is extremely rigorous. The NEA typically receives more than 1,200 applications each year and awards fellowships to fewer than 5% of applicants. You should consider carefully whether your work will be competitive at the national level. Submit your application electronically through Grants.gov, the federal government’s online application system no later than 11:59 p.m., March 9, 2016. The National Endowment for the Arts will not accept late applications. Do not expect notification of awards and rejections before December 2016


ROSWELL (NM) 
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
 MARCH 15

The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in New Mexico provides studio based visual artists with the opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a whole year. In residence grants are offered to all professional visual artists 21 years of age or older, involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and other fine art media. Well known by visual artists as the Gift of Time, the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1967 to provide gifted studio based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a whole year. This "gift of time" allows artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals. The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program serves as a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional arts of the Southwest, reinforces the Program's interest in strengthening the vitality of visual art in New Mexico and has been a catalyst in broadening community understanding of contemporary art. For further details, including stipends awarded, click here.
BRIC
SUMMER VISUAL ARTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM 
MARCH 14

BRIC, the largest presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, presents contemporary art, performing arts, and community media programs that reflect the borough’s creativity and diversity and provides resources to launch, nurture, and showcase artists and media makers. Through BRIC's annual summer Visual Artist Residency program, two individual artists will receive space in the Artists Studio at BRIC House. BRIC also will partner with Saint Ann's School to provide additional studio space for one resident at 33 Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights (in classroom space adjacent to the former BRIC Rotunda Gallery). During their residencies, artists will be expected to engage with the public through open studio events, an informal illustrated talk on BRIC’s stoop, or through other forms of audience engagement. BRIC will provide exposure for artists' work through multiple means, including studio visits with curatorial staff from BRIC and other local institutions, as well as profiles published on BRIC’s website and/or blog. Each artist in residence will receive $500 for materials. No other honoraria or artists fees are offered. Click here for full details.
GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIPS
SEPT. 18

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts — except the performing arts. The foundation awards some two hundred fellowships a year, which are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge or artistic creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Fellowships provide grants to selected individuals over a period ranging between six and twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary. The foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors. Click here for complete program guidelines and applications instructions.
The Rome Art Program deadline has been extended to Feb. 29. Paint in Rome this summer: 4 & 8-week sessions with accomplished, diverse faculty; trips to Florence, Venice, and Pompeii; scholarships are available; the program is for artists and students, 18+. Contact Jill Sarver, Visiting Professor (419.705.0028) who is able to nominate up to 5 candidates.

JOBS                             
HARTBEAT ENSEMBLE
MANAGING DIRECTOR

HartBeat Ensemble seeks a Managing Director as part of its reorganization plan. Founded in 2001, HartBeat Ensemble creates provocative theater that connects the community beyond traditional barriers of class, race, geography and gender. The Managing Director of HartBeat Ensemble promotes the organization’s mission and core values. Equally important to this role is fostering an environment that values, supports, and builds upon the experience and expertise of HBE’s staff and ensemble members. The Managing Director must be: a passionate advocate for the arts, social justice, and diversity & inclusion; an effective external leader capable of supporting the Artistic Director’s goal of increasing public awareness of HBE’s role in the community; and able to navigate successfully between and among the various constituencies – staff, ensemble members, actors, board, funders, the arts community, individual donors and the community. Direct responsibilities include: financial management; achieving fundraising goals; human resources management; board development and advancement; and organizational scheduling and operations. Supervisory responsibilities include: development and fundraising; marketing; production and technical management; contract management; bookkeeping; and rentals, ‘front of house’ and facility management. Full requirements and application procedure available here.
GREENWICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 
FESTIVAL PRODUCER

Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is a non-profit organization that celebrates the visual arts in Greenwich with an annual film festival in June and supporting events throughout the year. Founded to bridge the worlds of film, finance and philanthropy, GIFF's mission is to provide filmmakers with the opportunity to showcase their work, with the goal of finding financing and distribution.  GIFF is seeking a Festival Producer who will produce the 2016 Festival and report to the COO and Board. Responsibilities include: produce the 2016 GIFF - plan, execute and manage all aspects and logistics of
the annual Greenwich International Film Festival event; secure venues, rentals, vendors, permits, contracts, and more; create and execute a timeline and run of show for all events and ensure they
operate smoothly and deadlines are met; oversee management of ticketing and box office, with help of box office
manager; secure equipment and technical personnel needed for production of Festival
screenings and events; onsite event management and troubleshooting; and more. For full details, click here. Please send a resume to Ginger Stickel, Chief Operating Officer, Greenwich International Film Festival at ginger@greenwichfilm.org.
WESTPORT ARTS CENTER
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

The Westport Arts Center seeks a Development Associate/ Membership Coordinator who can work in Development, Membership and Administration. Responsibilities include: Development: Manage database of members and donors ensuring that all information is current and accurate; enter all donations into donor database and acknowledge in a timely manner; organize mailing lists for campaigns; coordinate volunteers for events. Membership: Represent the Arts Center as first point of contact on the phone or in person to members and prospective members; develop complete understanding membership value proposition and ability to articulate value to members and member groups; coordinate communication for specific member groups (e.g. artist collective, season subscribers); process membership and program transactions; prepare weekly membership reports; coordinate gallery rentals and manage rental calendar; assist with on-site events, including exhibition openings and the annual gala; assist at several evening events during the year. Administrative: Oversee facility condition and order supplies; manage internal calendars; manage vendor contracts; take and report minutes at appropriate meetings; prepare business communications. Application details here.
ANTHROPOLOGIE
DISPLAY COORDINATOR

Anthropologie480 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, seeks a Display Coordinatora creative visionary who seeks and finds inspiration in unexpected places. A successful display coordinator will be both dreamer and doer. Our ideal candidate will find magic in the mix – hard and soft, stripes and florals, old and new – and use instinct, strategy and creativity to elevate the store environment. Must have: knowledge and experience with the manipulation of various textiles and materials, as well as a familiarity with power tools, basic construction techniques, sewing, and installation art; strong artistic background including a fine arts, sculptural, design or architectural degree; a close familiarity with our customer and brand; awareness of current fashion and home decor trends; at least a little bit of left-brain: planning, organization, and communication skills to complete projects on schedule and partner with the visual and store teams; an eye for composition; the ability to support sales generation through visual and display emphasis; clear communication skills to share your process, product knowledge and vision with the entire store team. For a complete description and application details, click here.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Teaching Artists
Senior Press OfficerManager of Academic Programs
Darien Arts Center: Database and Fundraising Administrator (Feb 15 deadline)
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Stage Manager (seasonal, part-time)
Greenwich International Film Festival: MarketingGraphic DesignProgramming Interns
Martha Baker Design: Design Assistant
Mattatuck Museum: Curatorial Assistant
New Canaan Historical Society: School Program Director.
Pequot Library: Development Associate
Sacred Heart University: Graphic Designer
Shakespeare on the Sound: 2016 Apprentice Company
Westport Arts Center: Development Director
Yale School of Music: Design Manager
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CALENDAR                             
FEBRUARY
Feb. 26: Bridgeport EarthFest, Recycled Art Contest, Submission Deadline
Feb. 29: CT Office of Arts Grants Info. Session, Stepping Stones Museum, 2pm RSVP
Feb. 29: SIPMA Contemporary (NJ): I Eat Therefore I AmSubmission Deadline
Feb. 29: Center for Photography, Woodstock: Residency for Artists of Color Application
Feb. 29: Rome Art Program: Deadline Extended: contact Jill Sarver.

MARCH
March c1: Ucross Foundation Residencies for Artists, Writers, 
Composers Deadline
March c1: University of Buffalo Creative Arts Initiative Residencies Deadline
March c1: IFP: Time Warner Film Completion Lab Application Deadline
March c1: NARS Foundation: Emerging Curator Program Application Deadline
March c2: CONNECTICUT ARTS DAY, Hartford: Register 
March c4: National Veterans Creative Arts Competition: Visual Arts Deadline
March 5-6: Greenwich Art Society, 99th Juried Annual Exhibition: Entry Days
March c5: Westport Arts Center: Fifth Annual Toy Makers Competition Deadline
March c9: NEA $25,000 Poetry Fellowship Application Deadline 
March 10: Carriage Barn, Spectrum, 2016, Natural Inspiration, Application Deadline
March 10: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (Utica): Artists-in-Residence Program Deadline
March 12: CCP: Footprint International 2016, Submission Deadline
March 13: Spectrum Gallery, Essex: Text Messages Submission Deadline
March 14: Westport Downtown Merchants: Art About Town Application Deadline
March 15: Roswell, NM, One-Year Artist Residency Application Deadline
March 15: James Jones First Novel Fellowship Application Deadline
March 16: Progressive Gallery Tour: FrameMakers, Black Rock, Bridgeport, 6pm. RSVP
March 18: Center for Contemporary Printmaking: Re:Location Submission Deadline
March 19: NEST Arts Factory: CIRCA Digital Art Exhibit Submission Deadline
March 21: Artspace, New Haven: Game On! Submission Deadline
March 22: Common Ground at Grace Farms, 6:30pm. RSVP
March 25: Westport Fine Arts Festival Submission Deadline

APRIL
April c1: Art at Ives, Juried Fine Arts & Crafts Show, Submission Deadline

MAY
May 19: Cultural Alliance Arts & Culture Empowerment Awards Breakfast, Shore & Country Club, Norwalk, 7:30am

JULY
July c1: Connecticut Dance Alliance: Dance History Project Submission Deadline

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