Subject: ARTISTS' NEWSLETTER OCT. 16, 2015

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ARTISTS NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
October 16, 2015
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members by providing unified marketing, capacity building, professional development, and advocacy services. This newsletter is sent to all who request it - but we ask that, if you are not a member, you explore membership benefits and consider joining this community of more than 320 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
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OUR NEWS
❖ Progressive Gallery Tour: Next Stop - Oct. 17 (Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery)
❖ Common Ground 5: Norwalk City Hall - Oct. 20
❖ Welcome New Members: Joseph Dermody, Rose-Marie Fox, Judith Lambertson and Susan Newbold

YOUR NEWS
Member Round-Up: Seven members in Loft Artists Association Open Studios; other news from Miggs Burroughs, Rose-Marie Fox, Toby Michaels, Susan Taylor Murray, and Rick Shaefer.

OTHER NEWS
❖ Artists' Need for Subsidized Broadband Internet Access
❖ Tell Your Copyright Story to the White House
❖ Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month: #ShowYourArt
❖ Office of the Arts Announces Artist Fellowship Recipients


CALLS FOR ENTRIES
❖ Art Society of Old Greenwich: Sidewalk Art Show - Oct. 17
❖ BRAG Gives Back: Silent Auction - Oct. 19
❖ Carriage Barn Arts Center: For the Birds Oct. 22
❖ Arts Council of Lake Oswego (Oregon)
: Gallery Without Walls - Nov. 2
❖ Foothills Art Cente (Colorado): The Engaged Object - Nov. 17
❖ Mattatuck Museum: Mixmaster - Dec. 1

OPPORTUNITIES
❖ Art in Public Spaces: Photographs of CT's 169 Towns
❖ Poets & Writers: 1,000 Magazines Looking for Your Work

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Creative Capital Webinar Series: Engaging the Gatekeepers of the Art World
#ArtistHotline: Artist Professional Development Day on Twitter - Oct. 21

JOBS
❖ Silvermine School of Art: Administrative Assistant
❖ Bruce Museum: Brucemobile Instructors

❖ Neighborhood Music School Audubon Arts Summer Theatre: Program Director
❖ EverWonder Children's Museum, Newtown: Museum Manager

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
GALLERY TOUR: NEXT STOP - OCT. 17
Our Progressive Gallery Tour of Fairfield County Commercial Galleries got off to a rousing start Sept. 30 at the C. Parker Gallery, courtesy of our generous host, Tiffany Benincasa. We have a full schedule ahead of at least 7 more galleries. Join us for our next stop at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Sat. Oct. 17, 6-9pm where a show of the work of Shelby Head will be opening. Join our new network at the galleries – artists, galleries, organizations and the art-loving public: discover and explore! RSVP Today!
COMMON GROUND 5 - OCT 20
The latest in our series of COMMON GROUND Meet-Up-style meetings will be held Tues. Oct. 20, 6:30-8:30pm at Norwalk City Hall, Room 101, at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk. Rooted in our Bijou Theatre conference that brought together all three sectors of our membership: individual artists, cultural nonprofits and creative businesses, this is the fifth of these popular monthly meetings. Please join us to see whether you would like to be a regular. RSVP here.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
JOSEPH DERMODY

An interdisciplinary artist, Joseph Dermody has always focused on a balanced mix of many different forms of visual and performing arts. He received his Bachelors and Masters of Music in  Performance from Rhode Island College, Guildhall School of Music in London, and Purchase Conservatory, NY. He currently identifies himself as an Dimensional Expressionist. His love for music, painting, sculpture and structural design have been synergistically cultivated from early childhood and continues to influence his work across disciplines. His classical training, combined with a desire for experimentation, has led to an awareness and freedom that allows for a continuous evolution of creativity and artistry. Joseph has received eight awards in the past three years for his work including a spot in the NYTimes. When not painting, Joseph designs and builds furniture in his studio in Upstate New York. He also plays the viola professionally in the Greenwich Symphony, among other ensembles around NYC, including 'Scape Trio, a string ensemble he created (with Nicole Sharlow, and Adriana Maria Pera) in 2007, dedicated to mixing the visual and performing arts (see calendar of performances). Joseph currently holds faculty positions in Violin, Viola and Chamber Music at Rye Country Day School, and Concordia College, Bronxville, and is also a Loft Artists Association studio member. See Joseph's website, Twitter and Facebook page.
ROSE-MARIE FOX

Rose-Marie Fox is a painter whose work is influenced by the 16 years she spent living in China. “The beauty and grandeur of the Chinese countryside is in my memory vision, as are the brush strokes and use of paint, ink and the sensitivity of China’s artists’ hands,” says Rose-Marie. “I often work on Plexi-glass and paint both sides simultaneously using both hands – engaging movement and depth. Some works are quiet contemplations of small movements of sky, water, wind – some note the stillness of early morning or late night filled with its mystery of becoming. It is part of human nature to express oneself and it is a drive that cannot be suppressed. I had seen this first hand when travelling in communist and totalitarian countries in the 70’s; the artists still brought forth their voices even though the government was severely stifling them. They voiced in oblique ways what they felt - how they thought - who they were." Returning to the US and wanting to further develop her craft, Rose-Marie studied for several years at Silvermine Arts Center in Norwalk. Rosemarie is now on the board of Silvermine as well as a member of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Rowayton Art Center and the Greenwich Arts Society. See Rose-Marie's website here
JUDITH LAMBERTSON

Norwalk resident  Judith Lambertson turned away from her 25-year career as an occupational therapist when she turned 40, deciding it was time to make a commitment to the painting that she had dabbled in for many years. “When I turned 40, I decided it was time to make a commitment to what I really loved and I rented my first studio,” she said. She studied at New York's National Academy of Art, working with Dan Gheno, and studied with Sam Messer and Paul Resika at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Judith is committed to painting "en plein air" and her big inspiration has been her travels - to Florida, Maine, Gloucester, Sicily and Mexico’s Baja California. “I spend a lot of time observing in each location, before I decide on a motif. Usually, I work small, painting loose, free and quickly so that the work will retain the freshness and immediacy of an on-site painting," she says. In the studio, her work is mostly based on the plein air oil studies. "The picture is pared down to broad areas of color, simple forms with limited descriptive detail." Her works are more about finding the forms and observing the play of light - and resolving a studio painting may happen quickly or take many months of layering, scraping, adding and deleting. Judith has been in many local group shows and has had solo shows at the Prince Street Gallery in New York (2007, 2009, and 2012), at Picture This, Westport, and a retrospective at the Watermark Gallery in Fairfield (2013). Judith is a member of Art/Place, Fairfield, and coordinates the Fairfield County Plein Air Painters with Lesley KoenigSee Judith's website and Facebook page.
SUSAN NEWBOLD

Susan Newbold is a Fairfield-based, but much-traveled, painter and printmaker who writes that she identifies “with the organic line of Nature, most specifically, the ocean. I both live and work on the Atlantic and have found it to be an infinite source of line, color, shape and composition.” As one commentator has put it: Susan “combines representational and abstract techniques to portray the vibrant forms inherent in the natural landscape. She breaks the rules of traditional, linear narrative and favors organizing space lyrically. She captures the essence of natural forms by embracing their innate contradictions.” Susan comments that it is printmaking that has become her chief tool for the exploration of nature: “The layering process that printmaking affords has made it my primary means of description.  The accidental and intentional qualities of  drawing and printmaking in particular are what make them a perfect fit for my study of nature as a metaphor for life." Schooled at Principe College, IL, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Vermont College, where she received her MFA, Susan has exhibited, taught and studied extensively within the US and abroad. She has been awarded several fellowships to work in New Zealand and France by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Maryland Institute of Art. She continues to actively teach many workshops and courses at schools and art centers on topics ranging from printmaking to book-making to drawing. See Susan's website and Facebook page.
CURRENT MEMBERS
Not yet a member? Join us for $35/year. Post your directory profile on FCBuzz and let us help market your work. Be part of the new programs for artists that we're working to develop. Please sign up here and join our community!
YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
Seven Cultural Alliance member artists will be participating in the LOFT ARTISTS ASSOCIATION Open Studios event this weekend at 575 Pacific Street, Stamford. Look for:  LUCIENNE BUCKNER, JOSEPH DERMODY, CHRISTA FORRESTELLEN GORDON, SHOLEH JANATI, KATHY MUIRand JULLIETTE  TEHRANIThe opening reception is tonight, Fri. Oct. 16, 6-9pm
MIGGS BURROUGHS (FCBuzz) has one of his lenticular pieces, Letting Go, a 9-panel lenticular exploring one couple's relationship in the upcoming Fact or Fiction show at the Bruce S Kershner Art Gallery at the Fairfield Public Library. Miggs has commented, "I wanted the viewer to make up his or her own story. Some people might see this as a failing relationship, other people will say they're making up." Decide for yourself at the artists' reception Sat. Oct. 24, 4:30-6:30pm; the show runs from October 17 to November 28.
Our new artist member, ROSE-MARIE FOX won 2nd place in the Ridgefield Guild of Artists38th Annual Juried Show 2015 for her work The Dream Reader (acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36", at left). The juror was Lisa Messinger, member of the curatorial staff of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for more than 25 years where she organized over 35 exhibitions. The exhibition can be seen through October 25.
TOBY MICHAELS  (FCBuzzhas her piece Dubuffet's Messenger (20" x 17", detail at right) in the Fact or Fiction show at the Kershner Gallery. Toby writes that, "inspired by Jean Dubuffet's style of de-personalizing and mocking portraits of his acquaintances, his messenger came to mind. I depicted him in front of a background reminiscent of the artist’s lines and shapes and clothed him wearing a tie of red, white and blue, the iconic colors of his massive sculptures. Fact or Fiction?" 
SUSAN TAYLOR MURRAY (FCBuzz) submitted her Magic Sky series to the Fact or Fiction show at the Kershner Gallery (see above) - and was delighted to have been accepted (her first success in a juried show). Magic Sky is a triptych of 6" x 6" canvases (the central one is to the right). 
Last (but definitely not least), CONGRATULATIONS to RICK SHAEFER  (FCBuzzfor not only being one of the 15 winners of the CT Office of the Arts Artist Fellowship Awards for 2015, but also being a recipient of the 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants (PKF's announcement is not yet on their website). Catch Rick's latest show, Larger Than Life, at the Leclerc Contemporary Gallery through Sunday Oct. 18.
Check FCBuzz.org for listings of all events by our members!
OTHER NEWS                             
  TELL YOUR BROADBAND   
 INTERNET ACCESS STORY

Fractured Atlas has been active in advocating for expanding the Lifeline Program of discounted telephone access to providing discounted high-speed broadband internet access. Courtney Duffy, a Technology Policy Fellow at Fractured Atlas, posted about the importance of this just as the FCC was seeking public comment. In an excerpt from the Fractured Atlas letter to the FCC is the story of Renee Beauvais, who currently relies on the Lifeline Program: Renee was a professional dancer and choreographer in San Francisco for a decade before moving to Hawaii and then being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2011. Going on disability and falling into financial trouble, Renee discovered the Lifeline program four years ago, and has relied on its subsidized phone service ever since. Now she is starting a nonprofit dance organization, Moving World Foundation and Internet access is of the utmost importance for her to get the organization off the ground. She harnesses broadband to recruit board members, find volunteers to design the organization’s logo, advertise and assess dancers’ video auditions, collaborate with volunteers and fellow artists over email; network with likeminded local dancers and choreographers; and hold board meetings in online chatrooms. As Moving World Foundation develops, Renee plans to turn to the Internet to seek inspiration from the choreography of other dance organizations, as large-scale ballet companies do not tend to showcase in Hawaii. She hopes to develop the organization to a point where she no longer qualifies for Lifeline, but in the meantime, subsidized broadband would help her overcome her financial challenges and remain an active participant in the dance world in spite of her illness." If you have a story about how broadband Internet access is key to your work as an artist, contact Courtney Duffy @cduffy90 (Twitter) or courtney.duffy@fracturedatlas.org 
TELL YOUR 
COPYRIGHT STORY 
TO THE WHITE HOUSE

Copyright Law is a complicated arena founded on the balance between the protection of copyrighted work and fair use by the public of protected work under certain circumstances. The White House is currently developing a strategic plan relating to copyright enforcement. To assist the White House with this plan, the Copyright Alliance (a "non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing artists, creators, and innovators across the spectrum of copyright disciplines") is assisting in the collection of stories of copyright infringement from its constituency.  As individual artists and creators, your voice is a vital part of this conversation, If you've encountered problems with copyright enforcement, send the Copyright Alliance your story. You will need to describe:
  • "The type of problem (e.g., type of work pirated, website it was/is being pirated on);
  • Any actions you took to stop the problem;
  • Whether your actions had any effect; and
  • Whether and how these problems may have affected your ability to create new works and/or your business or career more generally." 
The Copyright Alliance would like to add your story to their letter to the White House, so that the Administration understands clearly the challenges faced by individual creators like you. To submit your story, please go HERE.  
#SHOWYOURART TO CELEBRATE ARTS & HUMANITIES MONTH 

National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM) is a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. Since 1985, the month of October has been designated to encourage all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts. See the 2015 White House Presidential Proclamation here. One way to participate in the celebrations as an artist is to show and share your art on social media, using the hashtag #ShowYourArt. You can #ShowYourArt on Instagram#ShowYourArt on Facebook, #ShowYourArt on Twitter, and #ShowYourArt on Pinterest.  As Americans for the Arts puts it, "No matter how you choose to show your love for the arts and humanities this October, we hope you help recognize the contributions of the arts and cultural organizations in your community!"
CT OFFICE OF ARTS ANNOUNCES 2015 ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS

The Connecticut Office of the Arts has announced the recipients of the 2015 Artist Fellowship awards. Fellowships are awarded to encourage the continuing development of Connecticut artists by offering competitive grants of up to $10,000 to Connecticut artists, enabling them to set aside time to pursue their work and achieve specific creative and career goals. Three of the 15 recipients work in Fairfield County: our own Rick Shaefer (Fairfield), Karla Knight (Redding) and Alyse Rosner (Westport). Fellowships were awarded in Folk/Traditional Arts (3 awards); Mixed Media /2D Installation (2); Painting (4); Photography (3); and Works on paper (3). Fellowship applications will be next due in the summer of 2016. Awards will be made in Choreography, Dramatic Writing (Playwriting /Screenwriting), Music Composition, Poetry, and Prose (Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction). Program Guidelines (for informational purposes only) are available here
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             
ART SOCIETY OF OLD GREENWICH 
SIDEWALK ART SHOW 
OCTOBER 17

The Art Society of Old Greenwich (ASOG) announces its 64th Annual Sidewalk Art Show and Sale, taking place Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18, 2015, from 9am to 5pm, outdoors along Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich. (Artwork above by Howard Arron). All artists are invited to submit artwork to this show in any of the following media: watercolor, oil, acrylic, drawing/graphics, color photography, black and white photography, pastel, mixed media and sculpture. Cash awards include: $100, $75, and $50, plus three Honorable Mention Awards of $25 each.
ASOG Members may enter up to five works of art for $50; non-members may enter up to three works for a total of $50. Non-members may join at registration on the day of the show and enter five works. Membership fee of $40 covers now through December 2016.
Works (max. size 4'x4') must be framed and wired for hanging and must be for sale. ASOG takes no commissions on sales. Portfolio tables are $50. Artists must provide their own tables and chairs and handle all sales. Tables should be no larger than 7’ x 4’. To enter: On the Day of the Show, come to the ASOG tent on Sound Beach Ave. on Sat., Oct. 17, between 8 - 10 am. Bring a check made out to "ASOG," and hang your work on the designated rack for your medium. Placement is first-come, first-served. On Saturday at 5 pm, plan to pick up your work and bring it again on Sunday by 9 am. Sculptors: please take your work to Images, 202 Sound Beach Avenue for overnight storage. For more information, call Nancy Kulinski at 203-569-3193. More...

BRAG GIVES BACK
BRIDGEPORT
SILENT AUCTION
OCTOBER 19


For its annual BRAG GIVES BACK project, The Black Rock Art Guild (BRAG) is looking for donated 4"x6" unframed, not matted original art to be entered into a SILENT AUCTION, FUND RAISER on October 24th at the Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Ave. in Black Rock, Bridgeport, between 5:00 and 8:00. Water color, pastel, oil, photography, poetry - all gladly accepted by Oct. 19th. The money from the Silent Auction will be donated to:
Wakeman Boys and Girls Club arts program at the Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse in Black Rock as well as Our Woven Communitya Burroughs Community Center program for refugee artistsIn addition to the Silent Auction BRAG artists will be donating 20% of the sales of their framed full-sized artwork that evening. There will be music, beverages and snacks donated from many local restaurants and supporters. Our Woven Community will have a table of their fabulous creations for sale. Wakeman Boys and Girls Club information will be available. Drop your art off or mail to: Judy Noel, 109 Rowsley St., Bridgeport, CT 06605. Call 203 367-9759 for more information.
CARRIAGE BARN 
ARTS CENTER 
FOR THE BIRDS
OCTOBER 22

The Carriage Barn Arts Center has put out a call to all visual artists, musicians, and writers for all work regarding the theme FOR THE BIRDS – literal and abstract: portraits, landscapes, and otherwise. LITERAL representations such as feathers, birdseed, nests, birdwatchers; predators and prey, as well as ABSTRACT representations such as birdsong, works dealing with environmental conservation, stories about birds, even art that might have been previously rejected or critiqued as insignificant, or “for the birds," are ALL encouraged. Works will be chosen by the Carriage Barn Arts Center in collaboration with I-Park Foundation artist residency in East Haddam, CT. The exhibition will take place at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, opening Saturday, November 14 from 6-8pm and on view through Sunday, December 13, 2015. Deadline: Thursday, October 22, 2015. Drop off: Sat. Nov. 7 (11-2pm) and Sun. Nov. 8 (1-4pm). Online entry preferred. Submission fees: $20 for up to 2 and $30 for up to 5 entries (non-members: $35 for up to 2 and $45 for up to 5 entries). Click here for prospectus.
CALL FOR SCULPTORS
ARTS COUNCIL OF LAKE OSWEGO (OR) 
GALLERY WITHOUT WALLS
NOVEMBER 2

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego invites sculptors to submit qualifications and proposals for Lake Oswego’s award winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls sculpture exhibit. The works selected for this public art exhibit will be on loan to the city of Lake Oswego for a period of two years and must be available for sale during that time. Introduced in 2001, Gallery Without Walls has evolved into an exhibit of over 60 sculptures by artists of regional and international acclaim. It includes sculptures from the City’s permanent art collection and loaned works that rotate on a two-year basis. Artists receive an installation stipend of $850 and agree to a 20% commission to the Arts Council of Lake Oswego if the sculpture sells during the two-year loan period. The Arts Council provides a downloadable phone app (L.O. Art Tour from the App Store or www.artscouncillo.org/tour on your smartphone) and docent led tours. For submission details, click here. Deadline: November 2.
FOOTHILLS ART CENTER
GOLDEN (CO)
THE ENGAGED OBJECT
NOVEMBER 17

The Engaged Object exhibition will explore how fine craft artists are using jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, textiles, and other fine craft processes to make social and political statements. Throughout history, craft has played a significant role in radically re-imagining existing societies and has been deeply involved in transforming ideas about a variety of economic, political and cultural issues. This exhibition will expand the public’s view of the role of fine craft as it both reflects and influences our ideas, viewpoints, and attitudes and will be of particular interest to visitors during the 2016 election year. Foothills Art Center (FAC) has invited some of the most important craft artists working today who address political and social issues through their work. Invited artists include Al Farrow, Ron Geibel, Charlotte Kruk, Robert Mickelsen, Ann Morton, and Richard Notkin. The remaining works will be selected by FAC curator, Marianne Lorenz, and FAC Exhibition Manager, Becky Guy. Click here for the full prospectus.
MATTATUCK MUSEUM 
MIXMASTER
DECEMBER 1

The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, is hosting its first ever juried exhibition: Mixmaster. This juried members' exhibition seeks to discover and recognize the talents of artists working in New England and the Tri-State region. Initiated to support and recognize contemporary art, Mixmaster provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their most recent work. Works will be judged by Elizabeth Denny, Director of New York's Denny Gallery in New York. Three cash prizes ($500, $300, $200) will be awarded. The first prize winner will also receive a solo exhibition in “The Lab” at the Museum, July 31-August 28, 2016. Members only may apply.  Membership ($40 - details here). $10 fee for each work submitted. Submission deadline: December 1. Click here for further information. Prospectus, here. Work must be entered through CaFÉ.  
REMINDERS:
Oct. 16: Westport Arts Center, Dreamscapes Submission Deadline
Oct. 23: Submission window for Pequot Library En Plein Air Contest, 10am-12pm.
Oct. 31: Wesleyan Univ. Press: BAX-2016 Submission Deadline
Nov. c7: Whiting Mills (Winsted): Holiday Open Studios Submission Deadline
OPPORTUNITIES                             
ART IN PUBLIC SPACES
UCONN HEALTH
PATIENT CARE TOWER
FARMINGTON
169 CT TOWNS

Unlike most RFQs for CT Public Art projects, in which there are no submissions, just the requirement to register and update your portfolio in the Art in Public Spaces Registry, this project is the exception. For the patient rooms within the new Patient Care Tower currently under construction at UConn Health in Farmington, the selection committee, after an initial review of submissions, has redefined the project and has now refocused the request to works of photography. Therefore, the Connecticut Office of the Arts and UConn Health are now seeking photographic imagery of actual places in Connecticut towns by Connecticut artists. Images should be uplifting and convey a feeling of healing and optimism while capturing iconic representation of Connecticut towns, which will help to provide patients with a feeling of being transported to these places. Photographic imagery will be printed on patient room headboards as part of the construction project; therefore, selected artists will be required to submit high quality digital files. Artists must still register, but will now be asked to submit images. For submission details see the prospectus here. 
POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE DATABASE
1,000+ LITERARY MAGAZINES
LOOKING FOR YOUR WORK           

Poets & Writers reminds all writers that its Literary Magazines Database lists more than 1,000 magazines. Which are right for your work? P&W suggests three as a sampler:
❦ After Happy Hour Review - a Pittsburgh-based journal that is not limited to any particular genre and encourages the submission of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art.
❦ The Gravity of the Thing - an independent, online literary magazine dedicated to the publication of new and innovative writing. It publishes work that is aware of its literary form, writing that defamiliarizes and takes the reader on a journey.
❦ 
Pamplemousse - publishes high-quality, forward-thinking, and well-crafted writing in many genres and styles.
Now, explore the Literary Magazines Database yourself!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             
 CREATIVE CAPITAL WEBINARS
ENGAGING THE GATEKEEPERS OF THE ART WORLD

A very popular Creative Capital webinar series is now open for registration: How to Approach and Engage with the Gatekeepers of the Art World, with Sharon Louden. This four-part webinar is led by Sharon Louden, artist and author of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. "This webinar is for visual artists yearning for guidance on obtaining gallery representation. Sharon shares how best to approach and communicate with the gatekeepers of the art world: galleries, curators, collectors, museum professionals and more. The webinar will address the following questions: How does an artist approach a gallery cold? How does an artist communicate with a gallerist, curator, museum professional, etc.? What are the best ways to correspond and to start up a relationship and maintain it? When is the best time to approach the person? How often should an artist be in contact? How does one follow up on an inquiry? What is the proper way to pace a professional conversation? 
Part 1: The Content of the Correspondence
Monday, November 2, 7:00-8:30pm
Learn about research, developing a template to work from, language to use in your correspondence.
Part 2: The Approach
Monday, November 9
, 7:00-8:30pm 
Learn the best ways to correspond via email, email marketing services, snail mail and in person; when to do this; and keeping track.
Part 3: Pace & Timing
Monday, November 16,
7:00-8:30pm 
Learn how to best time your approach, when to follow-up, and controlling your expectations and reasoning.
Part 4: Maintaining the Relationship
Monday, November 23,
7:00-8:30pm 
How to continue and maintain your new relationships with galleries, curators, collectors and museums.
PRICE: $100.00 for the entire series.

Following the series, registrants will have the opportunity to purchase One-on-One Consultations with Sharon. Registrants will receive details to schedule sessions during the course of the series. REGISTER HERE.
#ARTISTHOTLINE
PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT DAY
OCTOBER 21


The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) invites all artists and cultural institutions to join #ArtistHotline, an Artist's Professional Development Day on Twitter, every third Wednesday of the month from 9:30AM - 6:30PM EST. This month it will occur on Wed. October 21. Inspired by the NYFA Source Hotline, #ArtistHotline is a new initiative dedicated to creating an ongoing online conversation around the professional side of artistic practice. Our goal is to help artists discover the resources needed, online and off, to develop sustainable careers. #ArtistHotline will include discussion starters, directly answer artist inquires and distribute a variety of curated content – including retweets, blog posts and engaging multimedia. NYFA, along with art professionals from varied organizations around the country, will respond to questions and offer resources on topics such as, financial planning, emergency preparedness, self-promotion ad developing your creative practice in the digital age. By connecting on social media, artists and art service organizations can establish a shared platform of knowledge, increase collaboration, and build rewarding long-term partnerships.
JOBS                             
SILVERMINE SCHOOL OF ART 
ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT

Silvermine School of Art provides year-round courses designed for full and part-time students of all ages and levels, from beginners to professional artists. In addition to the adult program, the school features courses for junior and youth, Summer Art Camp, and classes for young children and parents to experience art together. A nurturing atmosphere prevails, unstructured enough to encourage creativity through exploration, yet disciplined to provide a solid foundation. The School of Art is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant. Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and must be available to work some weekends. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferred. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability communicate professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization. Proven capacity to apply independent judgment in planning, prioritizing, and organizing multiple tasks in a diversified workload. Highly detail-oriented, organized and motivated with a positive attitude. Job Responsibilities:
Registration of students via phone, mail and in person. Advise students of course options.
Work with faculty in all capacities. Order art supplies for each department per teachers request. Responsible for the recruitment and scheduling of models. Design and layout all email blasts through constant contact. Organize and approve all invoices supply and equipment orders with financial manager. Update and edit website for school data, photos and event information. Design flyers and posters for school. Coordinate and schedule private lessons and partiesPlease send cover letter and resume to School@silvermineart.org. Previous applicants need not reapply. Applicants must include cover letter. No phone calls.
BRUCE MUSEUM
 BRUCEMOBILE INSTRUCTORS

The Bruce Museum, located in Greenwich Connecticut, seeks Instructors for the Brucemobile, an educational outreach program that travels to classrooms to conduct science and art enrichment. Offered to students in grades Pre-K to 12, each program is developmentally appropriate and consists of a lesson and hands-on learning activity. All programs are inquiry based and include Museum artifacts and specimens. The Brucemobile Instructor is a per diem position with variable hours. Instructors receive payment on a per-class basis. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in art, science, history, education or museum studies required; teaching experience preferred; unattended mobility required in object handling, ability to drive the museum vehicles and visit facilities unequipped; current driver’s license. Primary responsibilities: teaching the Museum’s outreach programs, which are delivered to students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. This includes: researching background information to build an understanding of program content and materials; preparing for each class; including assembly and return of materials in a careful and timely fashion; loading, unloading and driving Brucemobile vehicles with collection objects and program materials. The Museum will provide individualized training for the position. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Kathleen Holko, Manager of School and Tour Services, at kholko@brucemuseum.org. No phone calls, please.
NEIGHBORHOOD MUSIC SCHOOL: AUDUBON ARTS SUMMER THEATRE
PROGRAM DIRECTOR


A vibrant and passionate organizational wizard needed to lead 250+ creative artists and participants, ages 4 through 17, in a magical, musical summer theatre adventure like no other! Audubon Arts has been a favorite program at New Haven's Neighborhood Music School for over 30 years. Ideal candidate must possess excellent administrative and communication skills, experience working with school-age children and a touch of whimsy. This is a year-round position, with flexible hours during the "off season", and full time from May 1 through mid-August. The Program Director leads staff in creating an environment that is safe and supportive, and embodies the spirit of creativity, collaboration, and fun. S/he is responsible for hiring arts specialists in drama, music, art, dance, writing, and other areas, as well as counselors who guide students in creating and performing a culminating production appropriate for their age level. The Program Director manages a budget of approximately $300,000, and coordinates recruitment, registration and logistics for the program. Minimum Qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree; teaching experience working with school-aged children; a strong background in the arts; at least two years of management and supervisory experience; strong interpersonal skills; proven leadership ability; outstanding organizational and communication skills. Send resumés with cover letter to: Noah Bloom, Director of Programs & Community Engagement, at jobs@neighborhoodmusicschool.org. More...
EVERWONDER 
CHILDRENS MUSEUM
MUSEUM MANAGER

EverWonder Children's Museum located in Newtown, CT cultivates a lifelong love-of-learning in children by encouraging them to think, inquire, and wonder about the world around them. We offer hands-on exhibits and programming to spark imagination in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. EverWonder seeks a Museum Manager who will play a central role to the EverWonder organization, carrying out day to day operations and implementing new programming to further the organizational mission. This role reports directly to the EverWonder board of directors. Responsibilities include general oversight of Museum operations, including, but not limited to: management of employees including scheduling, payroll, mentoring and training; management and scheduling of existing volunteers and development of a volunteer recruitment strategy; providing staff support to Board and Committee meetings; oversee and coordinate maintenance and rotation of exhibits; development and implementation of a marketing strategy using social and
earned media; oversee general maintenance, contracts, technology, budget adherence and customer experience. Minimum qualifications: willingness to work from an office in Newtown, CT; experience managing staff and budgets; experience with Microsoft office products. To apply, send a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the position and relevant qualifications to: info@everwondermuseum.org. Use the subject line: Museum Manager. More...
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Teaching Artists
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Senior Press Officer
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Manager of Academic Programs
Bruce Museum: Museum Educator
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Stage Manager (seasonal, part-time)
Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts: Marketing Manager
Greenwich International Film Festival: Executive Director 
Norwalk Housing Authority: Art Instructor
Westport Arts Center: Development Director
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CALENDAR                             
OCTOBER
Oct. 16: Young Arts Foundation Application Deadline
Oct. 16: Westport Arts Center, Dreamscapes Submission Deadline
Oct. 17: Opening of Pequot Library En Plein 
Air Competition
Oct. 17: Art Society of Old Greenwich: Day of Show Registration, 8-10a.m.
Oct. 17: Progressive Gallery Tour: Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, 82 Bedford St, Stamford, 6-9pm
Oct. 19: Creative Capital Webinar: Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing, 7pm. $25
Oct. 19: Drop-off for BRAG Gives Back Silent Auction
Oct. 20: Common Ground 5: Norwalk City Hall, 6:30pm
Oct. 22: Carriage Barn Arts Center: For the Birds Submission Deadline
Oct. 21: #ArtistHotline Professional Development Day on Twitter
Oct. 23: Submission window for Pequot Library En Plein Air Contest, 10am-12pm.
Oct. 30: Picture That/Unity Magazine: Asian-Pacific American Heritage & Sustainability 
Editions Submission Deadline
Oct. 31: Wesleyan Univ. Press: BAX-2016 Submission Deadline
Oct. 31: Submission Deadline for SAQA/Textile Museum, Stories of Migration Juried Show

NOVEMBER
Nov. c1: Signal Culture (Oswego, NY): Artists Residency Application Deadline.
Nov. c2: Arts Council of Lake Oswego, OR: Gallery Without Walls Submission Deadline
Nov. c7: Whiting Mills (Winsted): Holiday Open Studios Submission Deadline
Nov. c9: Submission Deadline for Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) 2016
Nov. 17: Foothills Art Center, CO, The Engaged Object, Submission Deadline
Nov. 20: A Blade of Grass Fellowships for Engaged Art Deadline

DECEMBER
Dec. c1: Mattatuck Museum: Mixmaster Submission Deadline

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