Subject: ARTISTS' NEWSLETTER - January 6, 2017

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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
January 8, 2017
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 500 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
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❖ Next Radio Show Global Game Jam, WPKN, 89.5 - Mon. Jan. 9
❖ Sign Up for Progressive Gallery Tour: Norwalk - Wed. Jan. 18
❖ Have Space to Rent? Register for free on New SpaceFinder Connecticut: 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: David Dunlop and Nadia Martinez

List of Current Artist Members

❖ Members in Group Shows: Loft Artists Association/Stamford Museum, Landscape and Forgery, Westport Arts Center Arts Collective Pop-Up; Carriage Barn Arts Center's Coffee and Conversation; Kershner Gallery's The Power of Color; and The Evolving Phoenix (New York).
❖ Other news from Nina Bentley, Karla Bernstein, Binnie Birstein, Miggs Burroughs, Ann Chernow, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Naomi Cruz, Joseph Dermody, Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Christa Forrest, Scott Glaser, Mary Harold, Adair Heitmann, Michele Hubler, Katya Lebrija, Nancy Moore, Amy Oestreicher, Barbara Ringer, Malu Tan, Ruth Kalla Ungerer, Karen Vogel, and Cynthia Whalen.
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Members' Openings
Calendar of Members' Openings over the next 2 weeks - Download the Calendar

❖ Artrider: Unified Crafts Fair Application - Jan. 8
❖ Fairfield Museum: IMAGES 2017 - Feb. 5
❖ Battery Dance Festival, NY - March 1
❖ CCP: Miniature Print Competition and Exhibition - March 11

❖ MassMOCA: Assets for Artists Residencies - Jan. 10
❖ Zuckerman Art Museum: Emerging Curators Initiative - Feb. 1

❖ Daniel Lanzilotta: Custom Fabrications
❖ Amy Bock: Do You Know Where Your Art Is?

❖ Bruce MuseumCoordinator of Interpretive Services and Audience Engagement
❖ Westport Country Playhouse: Facilities Manager
❖ Norwalk Housing Authority: P/T Photography Instructor
❖ Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop (Fairfield): Digital Arts Educational Coordinator

Jobs Still Available

Deadlines and Dates to Remember

Join host Jennifer Bangser on our next LIVE radio show, Spotlight on Arts and Culture on WPKN 89.5FM12pm-1pm, on Mon., Jan. 9, for a discussion on Arts, Culture+ Tech = Global Game Jam!  Global Game Jam is the world's largest game creation event taking place around the world at physical locations (a hackathon focused on game development). GGJ 2016 (January 2016) created 6866 games in one weekend in 600+ locations in 93 countries. GGJ 2017 is January 20-22 and will happen at Sacred Heart University's Graduate Center in downtown Stamford. Joining Jennifer on our program will be Cynthia Lyons, Director, Higher Education and Human Capital Services and Chair of ITalent Committee, Business Council of Fairfield County; Alice Knapp, President, Ferguson Library; Matthew Worwood, Associate Director, Digital Media and Design UCONN, Stamford; and Tom Salta, MTV VMA-nominated composer/producer for games such as HALO, King of Persia, Kim Possible, plus work with scores of film trailers, TV & recording artists. Miss it on the airwaves? Then stream if here.
Sign up here to join the fun of participating in the latest stop on our Progressive Gallery Tour - from Greenwich to Shelton. PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR: NORWALK will take place Weds. Jan. 18, 6-8pm and will include three of our commercial member galleries: Artists' Market, LOVE ART Gallery and Galería Isadora. See article about the Tour in The Hour.
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David Dunlop is a modern-day old master, whose luminous paintings draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science. His paintings have been shown internationally and are held in the collections of major corporations including Aetna Insurance, Citibank, Delta Airlines, GE Capital Corporation, IBM, Mobil and more. David’s reputation, as a painter who combines artistic skill, knowledge and enthusiasm, prompted The Metropolitan Museum of Art to invite him to lecture on 4000 years of landscape painting in 2005. He has been a visiting artist/lecturer at multiple institutions, including the Montclair Art Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Caramoor Museum of Art in Katonah, NY, the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson. David graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, and was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2011. His MFA is from The Pratt Institute, in New York, and he is on the faculty of the Silvermine School of Art, where he teaches, lectures, gives workshops and leads groups to Italy, France and Japan. David is host and Emmy Award-winning writer of the 13-episode PBS television series Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop, which debuted to great success in June 2008, winning a 2009 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing and a CINE Golden Eagle Award for excellence in television production. In each program, David travels to the locations visited by artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Thomas Cole, and shows how they transformed that vision into a familiar painting. See David's website, and his recommended blog (for thoughtful analysis of various aspects of painting).


Nadia Martinez is a Honduran multimedia artist, based in Greenwich. After studying architecture in Honduras, she studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York. Working in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, printmaking and mixed media, she says, allows her to express her vision more precisely: “My creative process is very much informed by the freedom I derive from working with different materials and mediums. After much experimentation, I arrive at the right combination of elements and begin to develop a sense of the work.” Once she has a basic form, she then develops a series, at first mostly two-dimensional and then shifting to three-dimensional. Her series have included Memories of Our Town (monotypes speaking of her Honduran origins), Lollipops (mixed media sculptures, started soon after the economic recession, emphasizing a joyful playfulness to inspiring a sense of lightness during difficult times); Qualtron’s Forest (recycled-parts sculptures about second chances based on computer parts); and Graffiti (paintings that juxtapose the familiar symbols of Street Art and SMS language with her personal beliefs). Nadia has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in individual and group exhibitions at Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich; National Academy Museum, New York; Art Basel, Miami; Stamford Art Association; ArtLima, Lima, Peru; Pinta Art Fair, New York; Printmaking Council of New Jersey; Arts West Gallery, Elon University, Elon, NC; Grady Alexis Gallery, NY, NY; Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT; Museo del Juguete Antiguo, DF, Mexico; Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN, among others. She recently curated Flying Colors, paintings by Ilona Sochynsky, Dec. 1, 2016 - Jan. 26, 2017, at Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich. Nadia has received many awards including The Albert Hallgarten Traveling Scholarship and Artist in Residence at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City in 2016. See Nadia's website, her blog, her Facebook and Twitter pages.
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YOUR NEWS                             
ELIZABETH AGRESTA, DONNA CALLIGHAN, LISA CUSCUNA, JOSEPH DERMODY, CHRISTA FORREST, YUKO IKE, SHOLEH JANATI, OLGA KLYMYK, PAUL LARSON, BARBARA MATHIS, KAREN NEEMS, PHYLLIS SINRICH, and JULIE TEHRANI all have work in the joint Loft Artists Association and Stamford Museum exhibition Landscape Paintings & Forgery running through Feb. 5.
BINNIE BIRSTEIN, MARY HAROLD, PHYLLIS LEE, BRONISLAVA SLAGLE, MALU TAN, KAREN VOGEL, and CYNTHIA WHALEN are featured in a special Winter Pop-Up Show at the Westport Arts Center opening this Thurs. Jan. 12, 6-8pm. Many artists will also participate in an Artist Talk session on Fri. Jan. 13, 10-11:30a.m. Attendees will gain a behind-the-scenes perspective from several of the artists, who will discuss their influences, techniques and works.
New member ELLEN GOULD, together with KARLA BERNSTEIN, MARY HAROLD, and BARBARA RINGER are slated to be participating in the Carriage Barn Art Center’s Coffee and Conversation next Saturday Jan. 14, 10am-12pm as part of its 37th Annual Photography Show (running through Jan. 19). NOTE: Carriage Barn Arts Center is offering Member Price Admission ($20, instead of $30) for CAFC Artist Members to its Inside the Photo Shoot talk by legendary photo editor Laurie Kratochvil, curator of the 37th Photography Show at its closing event Jan. 19, 6:30pm.
Eight of our members have work being shown among the 80 pieces in the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery's exhibition, The Power of Color: MIGGS BURROUGHS, HEIDI LEWIS COLEMAN, NAOMI CRUZ, ADAIR HEITMANN, MICHELE HUBLER, KATYA LEBRIJA, BARBARA RINGER and RUTH KALLA UNGERER. The show runs from January 7 to February 19 and an opening reception takes place at the Fairfield Library on Sat. Jan. 14, 4:30-6:30pm. Ribbon awards will be presented for First, Second, Third Place and Honorable Mention. The artists will talk about their work throughout the reception.
Three of our members were accepted into New York's Phoenix Gallery's Artists Fellowship Program: AMY BOCK, KATYA LEBRIJA and MALU TAN. Fellows take part in The Evolving Phoenix….Continuing a Legacy from 1958, January 4 - 28, 2017, are awarded a sponsored membership in the Gallery for 18 months 2017-2018, participate in member group shows, have access to the gallery space and resources during membership, and are recognized on the website. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2008, the Phoenix Gallery has evolved from prestigious artist cooperative into a contemporary, community-oriented center for all the arts, located on West 28th St, a half block from the High Line in Chelsea. Founded in 1958 during the "Tenth Street" days, early gallery members included Elaine de Kooning, Red Grooms, Ted Jones, Alice Neel, Jay Milder and others.
NINA BENTLEY is one of the three artists in Silvermine Art Center's Flights of Fantasy show, opening Sun. Jan. 8, 2-4pm. At right her BOUND (2014, full-size stuffed sheep). The theme of marriage is a familiar one in Bentley's work and is here part of a phantasmagorical collision of creatures and game pieces in a private world created for the show.
KARLA BERNSTEIN’s photograph Ocean and Rocks has been accepted for a juried exhibit at The DarkRoom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, entitled Le Paysage. This image is from Karla’s monotone series of seaside landscapes. Her work can be seen on her website. Karla is one of 46 photographers out of 133 applicants whose work was chosen for this exhibit. The exhibit runs from Feb. 2 through 26, 2017.
BINNIE BIRSTEINis participating in the special Winter Pop-Up Show at the Westport Arts Center opening this Thurs. Jan. 12, 6-8pm. Binnie is also offering another in her series of Encaustic Collagraph Workshops at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. The series of three classes take place on three consecutive days: Jan. 18-20, 10am-4pm. All levels are welcome. Call CCP to register at 203-899-7999.
MIGGS BURROUGHS has his piece Blue and Red (2015, 16x20", detail at right, click for complete image) in the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery's exhibition, The Power of Color.  This is one of Miggs'  lenticular pieces, where what you see changes when you move in from of it. In this piece the image changes between a classic red Chevy Impala to a teal blue Oldsmobile 98.

ANN CHERNOW has an online exhibition of her Film Noir work called A Day at the Movies at Allinson Gallery, Dunham Pond Road East, Storrs. Scroll half-way down the page for a musical preview of the work. At right, Vodka (2015, etching and aquatint, 11x14," detail).
HEIDI LEWIS COLEMAN will be exhibiting Geisha 2 (2015, mixed-media assemblage on watercolor paper piece, 22x22" framed, at right, click for larger image) in The Power of Color, opening Sat. Jan. 14, 4:30-6:30pm. Geisha 2 incorporates some of Heidi's own abstract writing. She comments that, "originally, my invented languages were painted on paper, cut out and then applied to a painted canvas. As the work has evolved, I’ve continued to develop new characters by deconstructing and reconstructing my original text, creating languages which are visually richer and more complex."
NAOMI CRUZ has her piece Storm (2016, acrylic on canvas, 36x36", detail at right, click for complete image) in the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery's exhibition, The Power of Color, opening Sat. Jan. 14. Naomi comments "Storms generate power, energy and color, and this is my version!"
JOSEPH DERMODY has a solo show Counterpoint and Pathway: New works by Joseph Dermody at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens (151 Brookdale Road, Stamford), opening with a wine reception Sun. Jan. 8, 12-2pm and running through March 8. At right, Oceans and Sunshine 
(2017, acrylic, triptych 108"x48," detail at right, click for complete image). 
Joseph comments: “Music and Art run so closely together. In this exhibit I've come one step closer to my goal of tying these two sensory expressions together. Over 2 dozen new and whimsical works to kick off my first exhibit of 2017.”
CAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON has had two of her pieces juried into COLD to be held at the NAWA Gallery, 315 West 39th Street, Suite 508, New York, Jan 5-26, 2017, with a reception set for Thurs. Jan. 12, 5-7 p.m. (snow date Jan. 13). At right, Snow Boughs, an embroidered collage on felt, a circle in a 13” square frame, 2004, created with embroidered thread, fabric, found papers, and Caran d'Ache on felt. It captures the snow outlining branches while the snow is still falling. Also, Snow Hill (2002, embroidery with Caran d'Ache on felt, oval within 11x14” frame), which expresses a slope in Old Greenwich, empasizing the shadows of the tree trunks and the light on the snow.
CAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON also won a second place award for her Am I Blue? (2016, photograph, 11x14") in the Stamford Art Association's Faces and Figures exhibition, opening this Sunday, Jan. 8, 4-6pm. Carol says this is a color portrait of a friend’s daughter in her early teens who has been experimenting with her hair color. This year it went from pink to orange - and now blue!
CHRISTA FORREST has a solo exhibition at The Mayor’s Gallery in Stamford, Jan. 5 through Feb 28. The Emergence of the Creative Soul is "a mixed-media collection of passion and exploration," exploring Christa's work in pastel, oil, acrylic and mixed media that is a mixture of realism, exploration, experimentation and pure fun. A current project  of hers is "to help others unleash their creative soul through art, music and creative expression - using art, yoga and meditation to help fuel the soul." At right detail of her Evening's Peak (2016, oil on canvas, 36x48") used as a flyer for the show (click for complete image).
SCOTT GLASER has had his Prairie Dog (2003, acrylic on canvas, 24x18,” see inset at right; click for larger image of painting) accepted for publication in the new book, Art Journey Animals - "the first-ever compendium of the most soulful and inspiring animal and wildlife artworks, culled from the winners of North Light's popular competition-books series." More than 100 hand-selected drawings and paintings by a wide variety of top contemporary artists have been curated in the book "to capture the wonder of nature, from the family room to the farm and the sea to the savanna."
MARY HAROLD is including her photograph Modern American Gothic in the Winter Pop-Up Show at the Westport Arts Center opening this Thurs. Jan. 12, 6-8pm. Mary says her photograph "depicts the current dystopian view of young people regarding their world and their future. They stand apart, yet are together in their isolation. Are Zombies real? Maybe to them, they are."
ADAIR HEITMANN has her clay monoprint Blue Dots Three Falling Leaves in The Power of Color at the Kershner Gallery. Selecting her entry was challenging, she said, because color plays such a large role in her current work. She crowd-sourced her Facebook friends to decide between Blue Dots, with stronger, brighter colors, and the more subdued One in Center. Blue Dots won out, although One in Center brought in very thoughtful comments.  She said it was a fun and helpful art feedback exercise.
MICHELE HUBLER has her piece The Red Vase (2015, giclee, 16x20", detail at right, click for complete image) in the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery's exhibition, The Power of Color - opening Sat. Jan. 14. Michele says that the piece is an expression of vibrant colors used to depict the "power of color" and joy at the anticipation for summer.
KATYA LEBRIJA is showing her The Bench (2016, mixed media 60”x40,” detail at right, click for full image), one in a series of chairs she has been painting, as part of her contribution to New York's Phoenix Gallery's Artists Fellowship Program exhibition, showing January 4 - 28, 2017, at 548 West 28th St., Suite 528. Katya also has The Ladder in The Power of Color exhibition at Fairfield Public library's Kershner Gallery, opening Sat. Jan. 14
As part of Westport Library's WestportREADS 2017, NANCY MOORE will give a talk entitled Art As Identity this Wed., Jan 11, 7-8pm. Her subject is how she has used her art to express her thoughts about gender identity in response to her transgender son. At right, see Blanket Statement II (2015, wool, 36x35", click for larger image) as just one example of how this has led to a broader exploration of her own identity and those of other women as they adapt to their own shifts in occupation, family life, appearance and age. Nancy will show her artwork and discuss "how being shaken to the core can lead to the grateful conclusion that one does indeed have a core."
AMY OESTREICHER's short play, Flower Farthest from the Path, is a semi finalist in NYCPlaywrights' Women in the Age of Trump Theatre Festival. She is performing her Gutless and GratefulFeb. 5 and March 26 at the Metropolitan Room in New York at 7 p.m. And, she is giving another TEDx talk on Feb. 25 at Virginia Commonwealth University on Patterns.
BARBARA RINGER is showing Shell Life in The Power of Color, at Fairfield Public Library's Kershner Gallery, opening Sat. Jan. 14.  This is20" x 24" metal montage of shell portraits (detail at right, click for complete image of nine shells). They are all from a long ongoing series photographing seashells in unnatural settings.
MALU TAN is showing Pale Shadows, (2016, acrylic mixed media, 24x24" detail at right, click for complete image) as one of her works in the Phoenix Gallery's Artists Fellowship Program exhibition, showing January 4 - 28, 2017, at 548 West 28th St., Suite 528. Malu also has several works, including A Place To Wander included in the special Winter Pop-Up Show at the Westport Arts Center opening this Thurs. Jan. 12, 6-8pm.
RUTH KALLA UNGERER has Burden of Malice (2016, lithograph, 15x11" detail at right) in The Power of Color, opening Sat. Jan. 21.  This is a three-plate photo lithograph executed at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (where Ruth is one of two artist board members). She says the work underscores the responsibility we share for the survival of humanity in troubling times. Click for larger image.
KAREN VOGEL has several pieces in the special Winter Pop-Up Show at the Westport Arts Center opening this Thurs. Jan. 12, 6-8pm. One of Karen's works is Sunny Side (2015, 22x30" mixed media on paper) from a series entitled "Painterly Prints," in which she uses monoprints as
the inspiration for painting.
CYNTHIA WHALEN is working on a new linear series of works on paper - and you can see her On The Water, (2016, akua ink on somerset, 22" x 36") at The Power of Color show, opening at The Bruce S. Kershner Gallery in Fairfield Public Library nexSat. Jan. 14, 4:30-6:30pm

Compiled List of Artist Member Openings & Events
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Sun. Jan. 8: Joseph Dermody, Counterpoint and Pathway, Bartlett Arboretum. Opening reception, 12-2pm.
Sun. Jan. 8: Peter Massini, Altitude. Lionheart Gallery, 27 Westchester Ave. Pound Ridge, NY. Opening Reception, 3-6pm SNOW DATE CHANGE
Sun. Jan. 8: Leslie Giuliani, Coded NarrativesLionheart Gallery, 27 Westchester Ave. Pound Ridge, NY. Opening Reception, 3-6pm  SNOW DATE CHANGE
Sun. Jan. 8: New Members Show, Silvermine Arts Center, 2-4pm (Frances B. Ashforth, Carolina Guimarey, Chris Perry)
Sun. Jan. 8: Flights of Fancy, Silvermine Arts Center, 2-4pm (Nina Bentley and Jane Lubin)
Sun. Jun 8: Faces and Figures, Stamford Art Association. Opening reception, 4-6pm (Carol Nipomnich Dixon).
Wed. Jan. 11: Nancy Moore, Art as Identity, WestportREADS 2017, Westport Library, 7-8pm.
Thur. Jan. 12: Westport Arts Collective Pop-Up ShowWestport Arts Center. Opening reception, 6-8pm (Binnie Birstein, Mary Harold, Phyllis Lee, Bronislava Slagle, Malu Tan, Karen Vogel and Cynthia Whalen).
Thurs. Jan. 12: Cold, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), 315 W. 39 St, NYC. Opening reception, 5-7pm (Carol Nipomnich Dixon).
Sat. Jan. 14: Photography Show, Coffee and Conversation. Carriage Barn Arts Center, 10am-12pm (Karla Bernstein, Ellen Gould, Mary Harold, and Barbara Ringer).
Sat. Jan. 14: The Power of Color, Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Public Library. Opening Reception and artists' talks, 4:30-6:30 (Miggs Burroughs, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Naomi Cruz, Adair Heitmann, Michèle Hubler, Katya Lebrija, Barbara Ringer and Ruth Kalla Ungerer)
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CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             

Artrider Productions is nationally acclaimed for producing innovative craft fairs and related events in the Northeast since 1982. Proud of their reputation for excellence, Artrider is constantly looking for new talent and are committed to helping American artists thrive. Apply once and you are eligible for participation in seven craft fairs:
 Spring Craft MORRISTOWN, Morristown, NJ - March 17-19
 Spring Crafts at LYNDHURST, Tarrytown, NY - May 5-7
RHINEBECK Crafts Festival, Rhinebeck, NY - June 24-25
Fall Crafts at LYNDHURST, Tarrytown, NY - September 15-17
 Crafts at PURCHASE, Purchase, Westchester County, NY - October 28-29
CraftWESTPORT, Westport, CT - November 4-5
Holiday CraftMORRISTOWN, Morristown, NJ - December 8-10
Apply here.

IMAGES 2017  

The Fairfield Museum and History Center announces submissions may now be made to its Ninth Annual IMAGES 2017 Juried Photography Show. IMAGES 2017 provides an excellent opportunity for artists to connect with prominent collectors, gallery owners, fellow photographers, and the public. The Fairfield Museum invites professional, serious amateur, and student photographers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts to participate. Submissions under the categories of Abstract, Architecture, Landscape, Nature, and Portrait will be accepted through February 5, 2017. A jury will select some 50 photographs for exhibition in the IMAGES 2017 show, March 9 - April 30, 2017. During the show, a jury chooses one photographer from the Professional/Serious Amateur category and one from the Student category as the Grand Prize Winners. The award for the Professional/Serious Amateur winner is a 10-day exhibition at the Southport Galleries, at a date to be determined by the gallery. The Student Grand Prize winner will receive a professional portfolio review with Dr. Philip I. Eliasoph. New this year, the Viewer's Choice photo winner will join the jury's selections at the IMAGES 2017 show at the Fairfield Museum – so be sure to vote ($1 per vote) for your favorite! To submit, register and apply here

Established by Battery Dance in 1982, the Battery Dance Festival (formerly known as the Downtown Dance Festival) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Last year, the Festival drew a combined audience of over 12,000 people. Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for both professional and emerging dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum.  American choreographers such as Mary Anthony, Robert Battle, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Jane Comfort, David Dorfman, Michelle Dorrance, Andrea Miller, Darrell Moultrie, Jennifer Muller, Elizabeth Streb, and Paul Taylor have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean.
Festival Date: Aug 13-18, 2017 at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, NYC. Material submitted should be the work that you plan to present at the Festival. In order to be considered, work should be at a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes in length. Click here for more information and to apply.


The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is delighted to announce the 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition and Exhibition. This juried competition and exhibition, limited to works that are no more than four square inches (25.8 square cm), encourages artists to explore the miniature print format and provides them with an opportunity for exhibition. It is also an opportunity for artists and the public to view the current concerns of printmakers from around the world. Since its inception in 1997, the competition has attracted entries by more than 1500 artists from around the world and across the U.S.A. The International Miniature Print Competition is held every other year, alternating with CCP’s other biennial, FootPrint International (for prints measuring 12 x 12 in. exactly). The juror for the exhibition is Freyda Spira, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Full prospectus available here.
And Don't Forget...
Jan. c9: Guilford Art Center: Craft Expo 2017 (July 14-16): Application Deadline
Jan. 14: Easton Arts Council: Annual Open Member Show Submission Deadline
Jan. 17: Greenwich International Film Festival Late Submission Deadline
Jan. 19: Rowayton Arts Center: Drop-off for Exhibiting Member Application


The Studios at MASS MoCA, an initiative by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, offers residencies for artists and writers up to 8 weeks. Selected participants receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing, free access to the museum’s galleries, financial and business coaching from Assets for Artists staff, and free use of Makers’ Mill, a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace located a short walk from the Studios. Artists-in-residence receive: a private, furnished studio space at MASS MoCA, available 24/7; housing (private bedroom/queen bed, shared kitchen, and bath) in newly renovated apartments directly across the street from the museum; one communal meal per day in the company of fellow artists-in-residence; MASS MoCA member benefits for the duration of the residency, including free access to the museum’s galleries and discounts on performing arts events and museum store purchases; free access to Makers’ Mill (a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace); optional one-on-one artist-focused financial and business counseling through the Assets for Artists program. For more details on housing and studios, visit the FAQs. Questions? Email Krystal Henriquez at studios@massmoca.orgApply here now! Deadline: 11:59pm, Jan 10 for residency sessions between March 31, 2017, and October 5, 2017.

The Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA), Kennesaw, GA announces its annual call for exhibition proposals from emerging curators in the field of contemporary art.The Emerging Curator(s) will receive a $1,500 fee and an exhibition budget of $7,500 for the 2016-2018 cycle. This opportunity is open to professional or independent curators with the vision and commitment to realize their first museum exhibition at the ZMA. The selected curator(s) will work with the ZMA’s staff of museum professionals to stage an exhibition or project in the ZMA’s galleries no less than 12 months and no more than 24 months from the date of notification. Selected curators will be assigned a ZMA staff curatorial liaison to assist with the realization of the project. Proposals may be for a group or solo exhibition, however all artworks proposed for inclusion must be existing works. Due to time, budget, and administrative constraints, the ZMA does not permit the commissioning of new work through this opportunity. The budget must account for all artist fees, crating/shipping, textual mediation, and specialized equipment. The ZMA will provide curatorial, administrative, and staff support to workshop the proposal and assist with its realization. The ZMA also provides preparators for install/deinstall, standard equipment, insurance of works, marketing and public relations, graphic design, opening reception, and possible public programming in collaboration with education staff. For more information and application details, click here.
ARTIST SERVICES                             

Daniel Lanzilotta offers a wide range of custom fabrications for his fellow artists:
  • Get your custom art stretchers fabricated. 
  • Need a custom stretched canvas built? Hard covered (plywood) or soft (canvas); simple shapes or convex.
  • Need a thousand little stretched canvases made?
  • Odd-shaped canvases?
  • Custom brackets, shelves and sculpture installations.
  • Custom pedestals, exhibit walls built or entire galleries built for pop-ups or permanent installations.
  • Custom hanging of your art in galleries of for your patrons.
Contact Daniel here.

Get control of your artwork inventory! Amy Bock offers a powerful inventory manage-ment tool with advanced reporting features and daily backups accessible by you or your collectors on the web. Manage your fine art and limited editions, produce professional reports, generate sell sheets for collectors and labels for artwork ID for shows. Keep on top of what’s sold, where pieces are located, pricing, exhibition records and contact list. You can also choose to keep track of exhibition start and end dates, pick-up and drop-off schedules. A great solution for art insurance purposes as your up-to-date inventory list is backed-up off-site, in the cloud. Pricing is based on number of artwork entries. Amy can get you started and show you how to set up an inventory numbering system tailored to your work, and set up your profile and database. After the initial start-up, she can also help on an ongoing basis - or you can take it from there. Get control of your art so it doesn’t get control of you! References available. Contact Amy here, or call 203-431-1357.


The Bruce Museum seeks a Coordinator of Interpretive Services and Audience Engagement, an advanced entry level position responsible for taking and processing reservations for all of the Museum’s school programs and adult tours and supervising the visitor services team. Reservation responsibilities include, but are not limited to: school and community center visits and guided tours for adults. Supervisory responsibilities include, but are not limited to, building and evaluating a visitor services team, creating its schedule, leading trainings for visitor services and security staff and ensuring that best practices in visitor services are followed. As the initial contact between program participants and the Bruce Museum as well as the coordinator of visitor services (VS), this position requires an outgoing, friendly personality with strong organizational and computer skills. A high degree of independent decision-making and authority for such decisions is required. For details and application process, click here.


The Westport Country Playhouse seeks a Facilities Manager (FM) to maintain all buildings owned by the Playhouse. Responsibilities include management of all building systems (HVAC, electric, mechanical, etc); scheduling building repairs; negotiating and managing all related service agreements; ordering and maintaining inventory of building supplies; scheduling landscaping services, cleaning services, waste disposal, and recycling; assisting with rental events; maintaining Playhouse vehicles; and more. Qualifications include: excellent customer service skills; mechanical expertise; resourcefulness; experience with computerized ATC systems; a team player; an ability to work and adapt in a fast paced environment; collaborative and flexible nature; proactive; a flexible schedule; possess a valid Driver’s License
The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits, and c
ollegial and supportive work environment. To apply, please submit cover letter and resumé to: Facilities Manager Search, Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880 or email


The Norwalk Housing Authority seeks a part-time Photography Instructor who will be responsible for teaching students about the art of photography and giving tips and insight as to the best way to take photos. Essential functions include: teach knowledge and skills in digital photography; discover and develop talents of students in the field of digital photography; create digital photography curriculum for students K-12 grade; plan and present photography exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for NHA and community; provide individual and group instruction to adapt to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities; provide photography and special projects for special NHA events; demonstrate proficiency in Photoshop and digital photo printing; select and requisition books, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintain required inventory records; evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings; organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment and tools. Required knowledge and skills include: ability to work with a wide variety of families and children from different backgrounds; the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to prepare accurate and comprehensive reports as needed. The ability to work independently. Click here to apply.

The Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop, is a multi-use digital arts workspace conveniently located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, offering artists, creative professionals and students access to a powerful toolbox of digital arts software — tools that are easy-to-learn, and are accessible to anyone with a personal computer or smart device. SDAW seeks a part-time digital arts educational coordinator to help develop and nurture our growing digital arts training workshop. Responsibilities include, developing, administering and promoting digital arts programs to serve the student, artist and creative professional communities. A key focus of this position will be building a summer digital arts program targeting the Fairfield County teen and student population.
This is a part time position with flexible hours. Compensation is based on experience. Click here to apply.

Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Aldrich Museum: Teaching Artists
The Clyde Fitch Report: Video Correspondent
Greenwich International Film Festival: Programmer
International Festival of Arts and Ideas (New Haven): Grant Writer
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects: Marketing coordinator
Sacred Heart University, Graphic Design Adjunct
Yale University Press: Publicity Assistant
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OPPORTUNITIES CALENDAR                             
Jan. c8: Artrider Unified Crafts Fair Application Deadline
Jan. c9: Spotlight on Arts & Culture: Global Game Jam, WPKN, 89-5, 12 noon
Jan. c9: Guilford Art Center: Craft Expo 2017 (July 14-16): Application Deadline
Jan. 10: MASSMoCA/Assets for Artists Residency Program Application Deadline
Jan. 14: Easton Arts Council: Annual Open Member Show Submission Deadline
Jan. 14-15: Poets & Writers Live: San Francisco: Inspiration Workshops
Jan. 15: Terra Foundation: Summer Residency in Giverny Application Deadline
Jan. 17: Greenwich International Film Festival Late Submission Deadline
Jan. 18: PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR: NORWALK - Artists' Market, 6pm
Jan. 19: Rowayton Arts Center: Drop-off for Exhibiting Member Application
Jan. 20: Rome Art Program: Application Deadline
Jan. 25: Center for Fine Art Photography: Landscapes 2017, Submission Deadline
Jan. 27: Norwalk Maritime Parking Garage: Chromatics Submission Deadline
Jan. 31: Schelfhaudt Gallery, Univ. of Bridgeport: Selfie Submission Deadline
Jan. 31: Town of Monroe: CT Snow Sculpting Competition Application Deadline

Feb. c1: Zuckerman Museum (Kennesaw, GA): Emerging Curators Application Deadline
Feb. c5: Fairfield Museum, IMAGES 2017 application deadline 
Feb. 12: Santa Fe Art Institute: Equal Justice Creative Residency Deadline

March c1: Ucross Foundation: All-Arts Residencies Program Application Deadline
March c2: CT Arts Day, Hartford.
March 11: Center for Contemporary Printmaking: 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition and Exhibition, Submission Deadline
March 22: Bridgeport Schools, Arts Count Day
March 22: Regional Initiative Grant (REGI) Application Deadline (Guidelines published Jan. 23)

April c1: USArtists International: Deadline for Tours July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018.

May 17: CT Office of the Arts: Artist Fellowship Application Deadline (Guidelines published March 1)
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