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ARTISTS NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
January 29, 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 350 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
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OUR NEWS
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❖ Nominate an Artist for our Arts & Culture Empowerment Awards (ACE)
❖ Progressive Gallery Tour: Picture This/Wendy Nylen Gallery - Feb. 19
❖ Welcome New Members: Heidi Lewis Coleman, Philip Eliasoph, Gayle Piersol, and Jonah Stepakoff.

YOUR NEWS
❖ Member Round-Up: News from Lucienne Buckner, Joy Bush, Eric Chiang, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Amy Dolego, Susan Fehlinger, Heide Follin, Joseph Fucigna, Scott Glaser, Adair Heitmann, Amy Kaplan, Michael David Kozlowski, Kathy Muir, Karen Neems, Amy Oestreicher, Susan Tabachnick, and Lee Walther.

OTHER NEWS
❖ Connecticut Arts Day: Save The Date - March 2
❖ Connecticut Dance Alliance: Submit essays (and photos) for Dance History Project - July 1

CALLS FOR ENTRIES
❖ National Veterans Creative Arts Competition - Feb. 22
❖ Spectrum Gallery, Essex: Text Messages - March 13
❖ Center for Contemporary Printmaking: Re:Location - March 18
❖ Artspace, New Haven: Game On! - March 21

CALLS FOR YOUTH
❖ Westport Arts Center: 5th Annual Toy Makers Competition - March 5
❖ Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity - April 30

OPPORTUNITIES
❖ Center for Photography, Woodstock: Residency for Artists of Color - Feb. 29
❖ James Jones Literary Society: First Novel Fellowship
 - March 15 
❖ Rome Art Program: Deadline Extended - Feb. 29

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ Pratt Institute: Pratt Upload; Patterns of the Mind Symposium - Feb. 6
❖ Harvard Digital Futures Consortium: Sightlines proJECT - Feb. 11 

JOBS
❖ Darien Arts Center: P/T Database and Fundraising Administrator
❖ New Canaan Historical Society: P/T Summer Program 
Director
❖ Fairfield Museum: Curator of Exhibitions
❖ Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich/NYC: Sales Associate

Jobs Still Available

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
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OUR NEWS
NOMINATE A STAR FOR CULTURAL ALLIANCE ACE AWARDS
Nominations are open for the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards. The awards will be presented at a breakfast May 19, 2016, and will celebrate those individuals, organizations, and businesses that have either made significant contributions to the community through arts and culture, or who have enriched the arts and culture sector through volunteerism or patronage. You can nominate individuals for an Artist or Citizen Award, a business for the Corporate Award; an individual, nonprofit, or creative business for the Educator Award, and an arts and cultural organization or leader for the Nonprofit Award. Click here to make your nomination. More...
PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR 
NEXT STOP: NYLEN GALLERY - FEB. 19
Save the Date for the next stop on our Progressive Gallery Tour, Fri. Feb. 19 at the PICTURE THIS/ WENDY NYLEN GALLERY in Westport. Our tour will coincide with the opening of a show of watercolors by Olga Klymyk. Designed to encourage members to mix and mingle while seeing the wide range of commercial galleries that are members of the Cultural Alliance, the tour has progressed from Greenwich through Stamford, New Canaan and Norwalk, month-by-month towards Bridgeport. Enjoy the party - and bring your business card.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

HEIDI LEWIS COLEMAN

Heidi Lewis Coleman is a Stamford-based artist creating mixed media pieces using acrylics and cut paper on canvas, exploring the aesthetics of using language in art. She has written: “While most conceptual artists incorporate text into their work as a means of analyzing popular culture or for making political and social commentary, I am more intrigued with developing text as a visual design element. I am particularly inspired by Asian art and have studied the intricate calligraphy used to decorate ancient scrolls and screens. The columns of simple, yet elegant characters may express specific meanings, but a viewer is not required to understand that meaning in order to appreciate the grace and integrity of the artwork.”  Originally, she says, she painted her invented languages on paper, cut them out and applied them to a painted canvas. Now, she continues to develop new characters by deconstructing and reconstructing her original text, "creating languages that are visually richer and more complex."  More recently, she has incorporated mandala forms - used by Hindus and Buddhists as focal points for meditation. Growing up in Washington State, Heidi was educated at the University of Washington, Parsons School of Art and Design and the New York School of Design. A member of the National Association of Women Artists, the Women’s Caucus for Art and the Silvermine Guild, she most recently won Second Place Award in Stamford Art Association’s show, White at the Ferguson Library and the Loft Artists Association Award in its 2014 show The Elements, curated by Sophia Gevas. See Heidi’s website here, her Twitter feed, Pinterest page and Facebook page.

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PHILIP ELIASOPH

Dr. Philip Eliasoph was appointed in 1975 as the first full-time art historian to join Fairfield University's faculty. His award-winning PhD sparked the rediscovery of American master Paul CadmusKnowing most students arrive in his classroom with a minimal understanding of art history's rich heritage, Dr. Eliasoph impresses everybody to learn the class motto: ART REALLY MATTERS!  While guiding students of all ages on cultural tours from New York to Florence and Rome, he points out the stylistic, technical, and societal distinctions viewed through the visual legacy of western art history. He has made significant contributions to the field of American Art with research and publications on several Magic Realist masters including Paul Cadmus, Robert Vickrey, Colleen Browning and Adolf Dehn. His PBS documentary on the egg tempera master, Robert Vickrey won a CINE Golden Eagle in 1986. Philip is an important public arts advocate - he was a member of the Connecticut Commission for the Arts, is currently is a Trustee on the Connecticut Arts Foundation and was founding co-president of the Town of Fairfield Arts Council in 1996. His expertise is often called upon as a fine arts advisor, appraiser, and counselor for distribution of philanthropic assets to museums and non-profits. In 1996 he was the founder, director and on-stage host for Fairfield University's popular public affairs series: Open Visions Forum. Honored with the Alumni Association's Distinguished Faculty Award by Fairfield University in 2008, he is currently working on a visual history of the San Francisco psychedelic art movement, as a published expert in the Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus. He was a founder of Southport Galleries in 2009, along with Sissy and Kelsey Biggers. See Philip's Fairfield University profile, his own website, and Twitter feed. 
GAYLE PIERSOL

Gayle Piersol is a Greenwich-based painter, trained at The School of Visual Arts, and Silvermine Guild. While at Silvermine, she traveled to Italy and France several times with painter David Dunlop, who taught her, among other things, the befits of painting with oils. She most enjoys painting en plain air and is a member of the Plein Air Painters of America. Gayle enjoys working as a docent at the Greenwich Historical Society, the birthplace of American Impressionism, and is currently enrolled in a professional certificate program at SUNY Purchase in Arts Management, with the goal of "helping those who earn a living at what they love doing." See Gayle's blog, The World According to Gayle, and Twitter feed.
JONAH STEPAKOFF 

Jonah Stepakoff has been throwing pottery since he was seven years old. His mother had first set him up on a potter’s wheel after she had read that children diagnosed with ADD could be helped in many aspects of their life with tasks such as controlling and creating a piece of clay spinning at 200 rpms. He thrived at the wheel and is thankful to his mother for wisely setting him on this path. When he was 7, it was the Mid Westchester Y he attended. At the age of 16, he was teaching classes there. He now enjoys mostly teaching this craft to children - especially to those at risk. At the Burroughs Community Center in Bridgeport’s Black Rock section, he got to be acquainted with children who he thought could benefit from the experience of throwing on the wheel, as he did. He enjoyed the experience of teaching there seeing proof of how children dealing with controlling clay on the wheel and producing a thing of beauty can effectively help them deal with failure. Jonah has now just finished a residency at the Fairfield’s Unquowa School’s Maker Space and is looking for the next opportunity to share his talent.
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YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
LU BUCKNER does her bronze casting and other metal work at 3rd Rail Fabrication in New Rochelle. Lu will be participation in an Open Studio at 3rd Rail on Sat. Feb. 6, 2-5pm3rd Rail Fabrication is at 49 Plain Avenue, New Rochelle. Visitors will get to view new works, and experience the equipment used by the artists to create original sculptures, jewelry, furniture, wall art, etc. in metalwork.
JOY BUSH won "Honorable Mention" in the Carriage Barn's Photography Exhibition, for Wall No. 15. Joy will be one of the panelists at the Carriage Arts Barn Brown Paper Bag lunch, on February 21 at 1 pm.

ERIC CHIANG and MICHAEL DAVID KOZLOWSKI, both currently in the New Members exhibition at Silvermine Artists Guild, will be part of a Feb. 9 Artists Talk at Silvermine, on Tuesday Feb. 9, 6-8pm.
New member HEIDI LEWIS COLEMAN joins AMY BOCK in the Mattatuck Museum's juried exhibition MixMaster, that runs through March 6. Heidi's Dreamscape 2  (mixed media assemblage on canvas, 36” x 36"; click for larger image) is from her cut paper series. The Mattatuck Museum is at 144 West Main Street in Waterbury. Heidi is also exhibiting several of her mixed media assemblage pieces at Cherie Greene Interiors (123 Post Road East, Westport) and has her mixed media Azulejo at Beechwood Blue Gallery
AMY DOLEGO has two fine art photographs on exhibit at the Easton Arts Council Members Show. Both pieces are from her ‘Flower Portrait’ series in the classic style of black and white Still Life photography. All the flowers are selected from her own garden that she designed and nurtured for 7 years. Rose of Sharon in Vase (detail at right) is one of the images on view. The exhibit runs through Feb. 27 at the Easton Public Library (691 Morehouse Road) during library hours.
SUSAN FEHLINGER is one of several artists exhibiting paintings at the Black Rock Art Guild's Winter Show at the Fairfield University Bookstore (1499 Post Rd. Fairfield). Susan's oil painting, City Rain (36"x36", at right) is included. A free reception will be held Friday, February 5, 6-8pm at the bookstore. The show is up through Feb. 29. Hours are M-Th, 9am-7pm; F-Sat, 9am-7pm; Sun, 10am-6pm. 
HEIDE FOLLIN has an exhibition of her work at the Darien Rowayton Bank in Rowayton. Twelve paintings, including Galapagos Dreamscape that won Best in Show at the 2015 Rowayton Arts Center Abstract show, will be on display until February 29th at 138 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton.. Detail from Another Song is featured here, (acrylic, 26" x 32"). 
JOSEPH FUCIGNA has one of his sculptures in a show at Norwalk Community College. Negative Drip - Green and Blue (2015, plastic and metal fencing, 60” X 56” x 24”) will be on display as part of Space B@NCC, in the East Gallery of Norwalk Community College (188 Richards Ave., Norwalk). Joe is one of the artists in an Artists' Talk being held during the reception on Tues. February 2, 6-7:30pm.

SCOTT GLASER'S opening of his solo show, Medium Well Done  (paintings, photographs and digital prints) at the Schaffner Gallery of the Pound Ridge Library (271 Westchester Ave.) has been postponed to Sat. Jan. 30 (1 - 3pm). At right, detail from Scott’s Liberty (acrylic on canvas, 84” X 92”detail at right; click for complete image). 
ADAIR HEITMANN won an Honorable Mention for her clay monoprint, Jeff's Choice in the recent juried Stamford Art Association exhibition Anything Goes at the Ferguson Library. She is shown here dropping off her print in September. Congratulations Adair!

AMY KAPLAN has a solo show, Land, Sea and Sky that opened Thursday night, Jan. 28, and runs through April 28 at Rockwell Art and Framing Gallery, 236 Post Road East, Westport
KATHY MUIR will be the very first Artist in Residence in a new program at Stamford's The Fez (227 Summer St), which supports artists of many types, both performance and visual. Kathy's exhibition Places in our Minds, presenting thought-provoking perceptions of everyday images, will open Mon. Feb. 8, 5 – 6pm. Meet the artist, enjoy the wine and hors d’oeuvres! Says Muir "My preferred medium is black and white and my preferred format is square: the composition is simplified, revealing what I truly want to see.”
Photographer KAREN NEEMS won Best in Show for her work Shadow Play (12" x 12", at right) in the Carriage Barn 2016 Photography Exhibition open through Feb. 21. Karen's and Joy Bush's work (together with other Honorable Mention works by Bill Gore and Ron Garofalo, and Best Student Award work by Elly Hersam) can be seen at an award winner’s exhibition opening March 17th at 5:30pm at Bankwell, 208 Elm Street, New Canaan.
AMY OESTREICHER is still keen to fill spots for her Mixed Media Creativity Workshop at Westport Continuing Ed. This Tuesday, Feb. 2, she is presenting her Love my Detour art movement at Two Roads Brewery; has started a #LoveMyDetour Facebook page (and is looking for artist engagement); and is taking her #lovemydetour art workshops into schools and other arts groups: follow this link: https://www.amyoes.com/detourist-workshop/
SUSAN TABACHNICK has several pieces, including the Untitled at right (32" in diameter) in Parts is Parts: Assemblage and Collage, curated by member artist and director of University of Bridgeport Schelfhaudt Gallery, Peter Konsterlie. The show opens Thurs. Feb. 11, 5:30-7:30pm at the Schelfhaudt Gallery (84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport)
LEE WALTHER's Creatable Assemblage, detail at right, has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the At the Table Exhibit at the Firehouse Art Gallery in Milford, showing through February 19. Lee's 20×20" handmade tables feature a clear acrylic, empty lidded box that becomes a see-through center piece of the table.  Meanwhile, Lee's Collage Mirrors will continue being shown in the small gallery space at the Branford Art Center.
Compiled list of Member News Openings

Fri. Jan. 29: Opening, Natural Wonder, UNH Museum, Durham, NH, 5:30pm (Rick Shaefer)
Sat. Jan. 30: Opening, Scott Glaser solo show, Medium Well Done, Pound Ridge Library, 1pm

FEBRUARY
Tue. Feb. 2: Opening+Artists' Talk, SpaceB@NCC, NCC East Gallery, 6pm (Joe Fucigna)
Tue. Feb. 2: Amy Oestreicher, #LoveMyDetour talk, Coastal Arts Guild at Two Roads Brewing
                  Company, 1700 Stratford Ave., Stratford, 6:45pm
Fri. Feb. 5: Black Rock Art Guild Winter Show, Fairfield U. Bookstore, 6pm (Susan Fehlinger)
Sat. Feb. 6: Third Rail Fabrication Open Studios, 2-5pm (Lu Buckner)
Mon. Feb. 8: Opening, Kathy Muir, Places in Our Minds, The Fez, 5pm.
Thu. Feb. 11: Opening, Parts is Parts, Schelfhaudt Gallery (Susan Tabachnick), 5:30pm
Sat. Feb. 20: Artists Talk, Carriage Barn (Joy Bush), 1pm

Check FCBuzz.org for listings of all events by our members!
OTHER NEWS                             
CONNECTICUT ARTS DAY SAVE THE DATE
MARCH 2

The Connecticut Office of the Arts
, in partnership with its nine Designated Regional Service Organizations (of which the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is one), The Culture and Tourism Advisory Taskforce, The CT Arts Council and the Connecticut Arts Alliance, is organizing the first State-hosted Arts Day in over a decade. CT Arts Day will be held March 2, 2016, bringing together policy makers, arts, cultural, and creative industry organizations and individuals to the State Capitol. Noted Connecticut artist Titus Kaphar will be the featured Connecticut speaker and the National Keynote speaker's name will be announced shortly. Guest speakers will include Jay Dick, Americans for the Arts' Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs. In Connecticut, the non-profit arts and cultural industries generate $653 million to our total economic activity, supporting 18,000 full-time-equivalent jobs. The arts mean business! The Connecticut Office of the Arts has been investing in Connecticut's arts economy for over 50 years and this is your opportunity to reaffirm the significant role that the arts play in our state. Let’s move the arts from nice to necessary!
CONNECTICUT DANCE ALLIANCE
 DANCE HISTORY PROJECT
JULY 1

The Connecticut Dance Alliance (CDA) Dance History Project is in the process of creating a History of Dance in CT. All About Dance in Connecticut is an online site of photographs of dance that has taken place in Connecticut: from historic photos - such as the 1919 image above of West hartford's Serena Plasikowski posing on the roof of the Isabel Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, while on tour with Anna Pavlova's Russian Ballet, to Rich Davis' image below of the Elm City Dance Collective in New Haven in 2015, to a child's first dance recital. See the collection to date here. CDA is also seeking essays, memories, or articles on dance in CT for an exhibition at the CT Historical Society and a catalog to be published this Fall. Deadline for photos and written material to be included in the final exhibit is July 1, 2016. To submit articles, essays, "memories,"or questions, email: 
cdahistoryproject@gmail.com.
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             
2016 NATIONAL VETERANS CREATIVE ARTS COMPETITION
PERFORMING ARTS-FEB 22
VISUAL ARTS - MARCH 4

The 2016 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition kicks off this month. Veterans enrolled at VA medical facilities are invited to enter their art, music, dance, drama and creative writing into the local competition phase, organized in CT by VA Connecticut Healthcare System (950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven). Local winners are entered into national competitions and the final festival is held in Jackson, Mississippi, Oct 10-17, where some 120 Veterans will exhibit their artwork or perform musical, dance, dramatic or original writing selections in a gala variety show. A professional orchestra will accompany the performance. VA medical facilities incorporate creative arts into their recreation therapy programs to further the rehabilitation milieu for both inpatients and outpatients. This annual contest recognizes the progress and recovery made through that therapy, and raises the visibility of the creative achievements of our Nation’s Veterans after disease, disability or life crisis.
The competition is open to veterans who are enrolled at a VA medical center or outpatient clinic BEFORE entering the local competition. Creative Writing Deadline Feb. 22. Submissions must be typed and emailed to Marylou.Lauricella@va.gov. Writers who wish to be invited to the local ceremony must be videotaped on Feb. 22Dance and Music: Videotaping Feb. 22-25. Contact Bobbi Blake at 203-932-5711, ext. 5439 to schedule an appointment. Visual Art Deadline: March 4. All artwork must be framed and ready to hang. Contact Kim Heil at 203-932-5711, ext. 5766 for an appointment to drop off art work.
SPECTRUM GALLERY
TEXT MESSAGES
MARCH 13

Spectrum Art Gallery in Essex, CT, opened April 2014, an addition to the Arts Center Killingworth, a non-profit arts organization founded in 2003, serving the Connecticut shoreline and river valley from New Haven to Hartford, including Madison, Guilford, Chester and Old Saybrook. Spectrum showcases regional and national artists and artisans, both emerging and established. In addition to presenting painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media, the Gallery includes an Artisan Store which offers fine crafts in diverse mediums such as fabric, glass, ceramics, paper, pottery, jewelry and more. Spectrum has issued a call for its next show: TEXT MESSAGES. This exhibition will be focused on fine artists who use text art, language and calligraphy to create harmony and deeper meaning in their work. The organizers are looking for substantive, compelling work that combines our fascination with the new world of instant messaging and social media with more traditional uses of the written word in art, such as in calligraphy. Submit your work here by March 13. (If you experience any difficulties, submit directly, with name of the show, to: barbara@spectrumartgallery.org. Drop off of accepted work will be March 13-17 at the gallery: 61 Main Street, Centerbrook.
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING
RE:LOCATION 
MARCH 18

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) announces a call for a Members' Exhibition: Re:Location. The exhibition calls for artists to consider the role location plays in our lives and practice: "Would you be the same if you lived someplace else? Where would your ideal place be? How have your present and past residences shaped who you are and your creativity? What role does your vernacular language play on your creative output?"  The exhibition provides CCP members the chance to interpret their world through the art of the print: "look back on the places that have made an impact on you and have shaped your life today." This a call for members only Membership fees are $30/year for students; $70 for artists. Prizes: Best in Show: Solo exhibition to coincide with the 2017 Annual Members' Exhibition; Second Prize: Half-day with CCP Printer; Honorable Mention: One-day studio rental. Deadline: March 18; Entry Fee: $20 fee per artist. Awards Juror: Gary Lichtenstein, of Gary Lichtenstein Editions, LLC. Click here for full prospectus.
ARTSPACE NEW HAVEN
GAME ON!
MARCH 21

Artspace New Haven is excited to announce GAME ON! as the theme for its 19th annual City-Wide Open Studios in which artists from across Connecticut are invited to open their doors and exhibit their work in their own studios, at the creative complex Erector Square in Fair Haven, and at the Goffe Street Armory. The theme will animate a variety of new and familiar sites throughout the festival. Games foster participation and exchange between people. Artspace presents GAME ON! as a way to bring together people from all walks of life, while spotlighting individuals who create spaces and structures for play. These include socially-engaged artists who explore game-playing as a participatory art, and visual artists who reference the history of game-playing in traditional art and new media. Artspace anticipates funding about 8-9 projects, to take place during the festival, October 7-November 17. Proposals from artists, designers, coaches, teams, teachers, engineers, etc. Winning proposals will receive an honorarium, materials budget, and staff coordination services to enable them to realize their projects. Click here for more details.
Reminders...
Feb. c1: Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF): Film Submission Deadline
Feb. c1: Cotuit Center for the Arts: Unsafe: Life after 9/11 Submission Deadline

CALLS FOR YOUTH                             
WESTPORT ARTS CENTER
FIFTH ANNUAL TOY MAKERS COMPETITION 
MARCH 5
 
The Westport Arts Center’s fifth annual Toy Makers Competition invites young designers ages 5-12 to submit their ideas for new and innovative toys. The competition is a great opportunity to encourage the young artist or designer in your family to showcase their creativity and vision. Each child may submit up to three design concepts that reflect their creativity and imagination.  Both traditional and electronic games are acceptable, but designers should be able to explain how an electronic game could be developed. The judges for the competition will be members of the community with proven success in business, art and design.  They are looking for toy designs that are a) unique, original and imaginative, b) easy to use and understand, and c) can be recreated and produced in a real life scenario. An entry fee of $10 is required per child. Entry form, payment and submissions are due by 5 p.m. on March 5, 2016.  Finalists will be notified March 15, 2016.  Winning entries will be shared on www.westportartscenter.org and other Westport Arts Center promotional materials. Full details here.
MILTON FISHER SCHOLARSHIP FOR INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
APRIL 30

Established in 2003 by the Renée B. Fisher Foundation to provide a four-year scholarship to students who come up with distinctive solutions to problems faced by their schools, communities, or families, the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The scholarship is for up to $20,000 ($5,000/year) for exceptionally innovative and creative high-school juniors, seniors and college freshmen who are from CT or the NYC metro area. Read about the 2015 Milton Fisher Scholarship recipients. Application checklist is here. Apply
 here. Application materials must be postmarked by April 30, 2016 Questions? Contact Denise Canning (203-777-7076) or mfscholarship@gmail.com  at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, which is handling the administration of the scholarship.
OPPORTUNITIES                             
CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY WOODSTOCK
RESIDENCY FOR ARTISTS OF COLOR
FEBRUARY 29

The Center for Photography at Woodstock is currently accepting applications for their Woodstock A-I-R residencies for artists of color designed to support artists of color working in the photographic arts in the U.S. who would benefit with access to time, facilities, financial, critical, and technical support. This activity is created with an emphasis on supporting artists working in the photographic arts who are at the brink of their careers and promising talent. Listed in the top 20 residency programs in the U.S. by Artinfo, WOODSTOCK A-I-R encourages participants to pursue creative risk-taking in an environment rich in cultural resources. Each year CPW offers 7 residencies for artists of color and 1 critical studies residency for a curator/critic of color. A-I-R’s receive: accommodations at an historic artist residence within walking distance of CPW; 24/7 access to CPW’s workspace facilities, critical and technical support, stipend for food and travel, an honorarium, and exhibition and related opportunities. Details here. Application details here. Deadline: February 29, 2016
JAMES JONES 
LITERARY SOCIETY
FIRST NOVEL FELLOWSHIP
 MARCH 15

The James Jones Literary Society will award the 25th Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship to an American author of a first novel-in-progress, in 2016, by the James Jones Literary Society. The award is intended to honor the spirit of unblinking honesty, determination, and insight into modern culture exemplified by the late James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity and other prose narratives of distinction. Jones himself was the recipient of aid from many supporters as a young writer and his family, friends, and admirers have established this award of $10,000 to continue the tradition in his name. Two runners up awards of $1000 each may be given by the Jones Literary Society. Past recipients include Cam Terwilliger. Learn moreDeadline: March 15, 2016.
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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             
PRATT INSTITUTE 
PRATT UPLOAD: PATTERNS OF THE MIND
FEBRUARY 6

Pratt Upload 2016 and Patterns of the Mind is a free, day-long symposium focused on contemporary digital art making  at the Pratt Department of Digital Arts in Myrtle Hall and the Schafler Gallery, 536 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, on Sat. Feb. 6, 10am-10pm. Event is free but seated is limited: RSVP here. The symposium and exhibit invites artists to examine our digital reality, in its multifarious forms. The relationship between screen-based culture, bodily, psychological and linguistic forms is examined in this multi-media, full day festival of talks, exhibitions and workshops. Eight panels and workshops have been organized between 10am and 5pm and will feature a diversity of international artists, critics and art historians. From Tyler Coburn’s interface panel to Faith Holland’s investigations into cyber-feminism this one-day academic symposium centers around new mutations in digital art production and culture. Panels will be chaired by Tyler Coburn, Faith Holland, Anna Frants and Everett Kane. Cutting Edge approaches to digital arts practices will be introduced in our Digital Arts Workshops, led by Mike Enright, Blake Carrington, Aura Rosenberg and Elizabeth White.
HARVARD DIGITAL FUTURES CONSORTIUM
 SIGHTLINES - proJECT

The Harvard University Digital Futures Consortium presents the third session in the Sightlines series - proJECT - on February 11, 2016: This session will explore innovative, foreseeable, and imagined future uses for digital surrogates of cultural heritage materials - imagery, objects, and environments - and the impact of emerging and interactive technologies. With presentations, discussion, and hands-on interactive demos during the tech petting zoo, Sightlines has been designed to raise awareness and interest in enriching educational, artistic, and documentary content through investigative imagery. Event Information: Thursday, February 11, 2016, 2pm - 4pm + Reception Forum Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA. RSVP here. The Sightlines Series brings together experts from multiple disciplines to discuss 2D, 3D, and multispectral imaging for cultural heritage collections. Panel discussions investigating capture, use, and future applications of data-rich imagery in education, preservation, and engagement with virtual reality, augmented reality, and interactive technologies.

JOBS                             
DARIEN ARTS CENTER
P/T ADMINISTRATOR

The Darien Arts Center (DAC) is currently seeking a friendly, articulate, self-motivated individual for a part-time (30 hours/week) Database and Fundraising Administrative position. The DAC is a non-profit organization that promotes the arts to all ages, offering classes, exhibits, and performances in Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. Candidate must present strong interpersonal and organizational skills and have 2-3 years office experience. Confidence with computer applications is a must. Job requires management of in-house database and excellent writing skills, all with attention to detail. This position will work directly with our professional staff and DAC volunteers. A bachelor’s degree is desirable. If you are an enthusiastic team player with an interest in fundraising and educational development, please email your resume and cover letter to:
Amy Allen, Executive Director, Darien Arts Center, amyallen@darienarts.org.
Application Deadline February 15, 2016. Rate of pay based on experience. Vacation and holiday pay included.
NEW CANAAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY SCHOOL PROGRAM DIRECTOR

The New Canaan Historical Society seeks a part-time School Program Director. This job requires a person who will: Work with developed programs; Use our historical buildings and grounds to make history come alive, be fun and educational; Be able to work with teachers and the Society’s director to evaluate, change and develop programs to meet the various schools’ needs; Be a nurturing, energetic teacher with a positive outlook who loves children; Have excellent organizational skills; Develop marketing and publicity for the programs; Schedule class trips from schools in the area to visit our many facilities; Schedule and motivate volunteers to lead tours; Secure and train new volunteers to lead tours. Work Schedule: Flexible days of the week; primary work hours during school day and/or after school for workshops – mainly September – October and March – June. Payment for hours worked plus incentive hours. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: Janet Lindstrom, Executive Director, The New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840, (203) 966-1776.
FAIRFIELD MUSEUM
CURATOR OF EXHIBITIONS

The Fairfield Museum and Historical Society seeks a part-time Curator of Exhibitions, responsible for the strategic direction, research, planning and installation of the Fairfield Museum's exhibitions with the goal of increasing the museum's community visibility and engagement. Schedule: 25 hrs/wk, flexible schedulingPosition responsibilities includeDevelop, implement and manage in collaboration with other museum staff a regular schedule of exhibitions. Design and install changing exhibitions and direct contract staff in exhibit design and fabrication for occasional larger exhibits. Oversee the advance scheduling, planning and design of museum exhibitions
Conduct research and prepare content with museum staff and/or outside curators
Supervise designers and exhibition fabricators; administer contracts, schedules and budgets Work with the Museum's education staff to develop effective exhibit-related programming. For complete description click here.  
Please submit cover letter and resume by February 15to library@fairfieldhs.org.
CAVALIER GALLERIES
SALES ASSOCIATE

Cavalier Galleries is seeking a full-time sales associate for its New York, NY and Greenwich, CT locations. Associate will be scheduled as needed between the NY and CT galleries. Both locations are easily accessible by train. Position may also require occasional travel to Nantucket, MA, gallery, as well as to various art fairs. Candidate must be a motivated and experienced salesperson. Qualifications include 3 years experience with art sales; a proficiency in Microsoft Office and ArtSystems (or comparable inventory program); a working knowledge of contemporary art and outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities include: generating new clients and sales; cultivating relationships with existing clients; greeting and engaging gallery visitors; assisting with curating exhibitions and art fair planning. Full description is here. Send cover letter, resume, and references to cavgalleryjobs@gmail.com
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CALENDAR                             
JANUARY 2016
Jan. 29: Coastal Arts Guild Valentine Art & Wine Boutique Application Deadline
Jan. 31: Center for Photography, Woodstock: Photography Now Submission Deadline

FEBRUARY
Feb. c1: The Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown: Visual Artists Fellowships Deadline
Feb. c1: Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF): Film Submission Deadline
Feb. c1: Cotuit Center for the Arts: Unsafe: Life after 9/11 Submission Deadline
Feb. c1: Yukon Arts Centre: Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program Deadline
Feb. c6: Pratt Institute Patterns of the Mind Symposium, 10am-10pm
Feb. 11: Harvard Digital Futures: Sightlines - proJECT Conference
Feb. 22: National Veterans Creative Arts Competition: Writing and Performing Deadline
Feb. 28: Terra Vivente Art Studio (Italy): Residency Application Deadline
Feb. 19: Progressive Gallery Tour Stop: Nylen Galleries, Westport, 6:30pm
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 c2: CONNECTICUT ARTS DAY, Hartford 
March c4: National Veterans Creative Arts Competition: Visual Arts Deadline
March c5: Westport Arts Center: Fifth Annual Toy Makers Competition Deadline
March 12: CCP: Footprint International 2016, Submission Deadline
March 13: Spectrum Gallery, Essex: Text Messages Submission Deadline
March 15: James Jones First Novel Fellowship Application Deadline
March 18: Center for Contemporary Printmaking: Re:Location Submission Deadline
March 21: Artspace, New Haven: Game On! Submission Deadline

APRIL

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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