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ARTISTS NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
October 2, 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)
❖ Welcome New Members: Joyce Colburn, Barbara Dierolf, Kate Eisemann, Christa Forrest, Lee Walther and Gregg Ziebell

YOUR NEWS
❖ Member Round-Up: Four members in Loft Artists Association Open Studios; other news from Lucienne Buckner, Barbara Dierolf, Katherine Evans, Joe Fucigna and Melissa Slattery, Peter Konsterlie, Jay Misencik, Sooo-z Mastropietro, Nancy Moore, Tava Naiyin, Amy Oestreicher, Alissa Siegal, and Amy Vensel.

CALLS FOR ENTRIES
❖ Pequot Library: Exploring the Landscape of Art - Oct. 10
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Pequot Library: Exploring the Art of Landscape - Oct. 23
❖ Studio Art Quilt Associates: Stories of Migration Oct. 31
❖ Brattleboro Museum
: Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) 2016 - Nov. 9

OPPORTUNITIES
❖ A Blade of Grass: Fellowships for Engaged Art - Nov. 20
❖ Signal Culture (Oswego, NY): Artist Residencies - Nov. 1

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Creative Capital Webinars: Marketing Strategies 
❖ Rowayton Arts Center: Art Classes and Workshops

JOBS
❖ Aldrich Museum: Manager of Academic Programs
❖ Quick Center: Marketing Manager

❖ Bruce Museum: Museum Educator
❖ Norwalk Housing Authority: Art Instructor

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 last Wednesday Sept. 30 at the C. Parker Gallery, courtesy of our generous host, Tiffany Benincasa and the captivating orchid paintings of Patricia Laspino. We have a full schedule ahead of (at least) 7 more galleries. In October, our next stop is at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Sat. Oct. 17, 6-9pm where a show of the work of Shelby Head will be opening. Please join the new network we are creating – of artists, galleries, organizations and the art-loving public: discover and explore!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
JOYCE COLBURN

A Columbia-trained Westport-based master therapist for more than 30 years, Joyce Colburn discovered the joys and creative power of painting 20 years ago, giving a further dimension to her ability to understand and share emotions through her creativity. Taking classes at Grand Central Academy and The Art Students League in New York, she now has a broad range of favorite subjects and mediums including “portraits that define character through the eyes of her sitters, landscapes that display the natural beauty and atmosphere of a place and quirky retro toy paintings.” Her style is broadly “realist; Impressionist.” Joyce loves working in oil, which she finds “truly magical…it can be manipulated to make it thin, thick, transparent, and opaque."  She writes: "It invigorates me to see how a painting evolves from an idea to a rough study to the eventual painting. My emotions want to go with the sketchy rough initial lay in, but then I know that the idea must go further and that is the hard part, what to keep and what to let go.  Endings are the hard part for me.  The end of a painting always brings sadness, as it was a relationship to which I had grown fond of.” Joyce has a studio in St. Philip Artists' Guild. See Joyce's website, Twitter and Facebook page
BARBARA DIEROLF

Barbara Dierolf didn’t discover her artistic talents until 10 years ago, when a friend talked her into taking a drawing class. Before the class ended, she had fallen in love with portraiture. As she writes, "the human face is like a living canvas - a single facial expression can evoke a shared understanding of the subject’s emotional state. My passion is to capture these fleeting moments." As well, Barbara feels that creating a portrait is her personal statement of honoring those she is privileged to depict. Barbara is a member of the Society of Creative Arts, Newtown, the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, and is an active studio member of our member organization, The NEST Arts Factory in Bridgeport. Beyond the canvas, Barbara has become an expert in the art of suminaghashi and endo boku marbling on paper and fabric. She also works with other forms of surface design using paper or silk. She is a member of the Connecticut chapter  of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).  See Barbara and her work on FacebookInstagram; and Twitter
KATE EISEMANN

Fairfield photographer, Kate Eisemann launched her career as a photojournalist, working for CBS, close by her undergraduate school, the University of Hartford. That led her into the feature film world, as an assistant director and location scout and manager. She continues to work in both - as a portrait and event photographer and as a location scout for film, television, and advertising - having opened a new company - The Locations - in Fairfield this year. Kate writes that early in her career, her mentors taught her that "it's all about the light." However, what has become more important for Kate is the message, "the communication that you see in the eyes of the subject." She says, "It's an intimate exchange to sit for a portrait and I always hope to show that in the final image. I strive to show their authentic selves." This year, Kate was the Professional Grand Prize winner in the Fairfield Museum & History Center’s 2015 IMAGES exhibit. Her work, catscan, inspired, she says, by the work of William Wegman, was chosen from more than 800 submissions from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. This fall she has an exhibit of her work at our member gallery, Southport Galleries. See Kate's website; and The Locations.
CHRISTA FORREST

Christa Forrest is a Stamford-based visual artist specializing in pastel, oil, acrylic and mixed media. An early start at the Fashion Institue of Technology led to an interest in finance and a 20-year career in the finance industry, while she raised her family. Five years ago, she decided to re-ignite her love of the visual arts, picked up a box of pastels, registered for a class, and was immediately hooked. Her creative path led her to the Connecticut Pastel Society, where she studied with Frank Federico, Liz Haywood Sullivan and Richard McKinley. Pastels became her medium of choice because of the vibrancy of the colors and their immediate impact when applied. Christa feels pastels also have a unique way of capturing the textures and patterns of the environment. Christa has studied at New York's Art Students League and Grand Central Academy. Christa is a member of Stamford's Loft Artists Association and exhibits throughout Fairfield County and New York. A current project in the works is to help others unleash their creative soul through art, music and creative expression. Using art, yoga and mediation to help fuel the soul, Creative Souls Art will explore creating from within, without the pressure of perfection and judgement. See Christa's website, and follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
LEE WALTHER

With a keen eye for design and a love for art, Lee Walther is a Dadaist for today. For Lee, everything is or can be art. Inspiration is drawn from nature, found objects, her personal collection of 'treasures' and everyday images that can only be seen through Lee's special lens and imagination where new concepts and ideas are created in different mediums. A Visionary/Creative who sees the multi-dimensional potential for diverse combinations of objects and materials, Lee creates original pieces of functional art. Her mixed-media collage mirrors can be used as jewelry displays and often incorporate removable jewelry integrated into the design. "My intention is to offer to others the opportunity to co-create with me by adding their personal touch to my work." This invitation is evident in her wood and plexiglas side tables that incorporate a lidded plexiglas box to be left empty or filled with memorabilia, miniature gardens, floating candles, etc. Life as an "artist" only began three years ago when Lee rented a studio in Bridgeport. Her first collage was shown at the Westport Arts Center and her first Table with Assemblage (Neptune on Ice) was accepted into a juried show at the Monmouth Museum. "I was so happy to have the opportunity to share my work with others and to feel validated and accepted as an artist. I now was in the light and no longer a shadow artist." 
GREGG ZIEBELL

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a major in Fine Arts, Gregg Ziebell continued his studies at Cincinnati's Gable School of Advertising Art, graduating with a degree in Advertising Art, Layout and Design. Gregg worked for many years as a graphic designer in fashion layout and design before discovering that it was painting that would be his big passion in life. Contemporary artists of the 80's, such as Patrick Nagel, were a big inspiration. While Gregg was living in Dallas in the 80's and early 90's, he was part of the surge of new contemporary artists showing works in the Deep Ellum inner-city section of town. Today, Gregg works in a range of illustrative styles but always preferring subject matter that provokes a strong emotional response. See Gregg's website here.

CURRENT MEMBERS
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YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
LUCIENNE BUCKNER, ELLEN GORDON, SHOLEH JANATI, and JULLIETTE TEHRANI will all be taking part in the Loft Artists Association Open Studios event, 575 Pacific Street, Stamford, taking place the weekend of Oct 16-18. The opening reception will be Fri. Oct. 16, 6-9pm. Our member artists will be four of the 30 participating studio artists. 
LUCIENNE BUCKNER (FCBuzz) is featured in the Mix of 5 group show at the Stamford Loft Artists Association West Gallery opening Sat. Oct. 24 (5-8pm) and running through Nov. 22. Lu's piece, Padded Adam (bronze, 15" high, detail at right) depicts a muscle man - made from furniture parts, stitched padding and an actual door knob - inspired, she writes, "by the memory of my first bewildering encounter with a body builder on the beach when I was five years old.
Our new member, BARBARA DIEROLF (FCBuzz) will be showing a portrait, Ernie (charcoal, 21"x16," detail at right) in the juried Fact or Fiction exhibit at the Bruce S Kershner Art Gallery at the Fairfield Public Library. The works, selected by Susan Sharp, "explore each artist’s emotional response to a real or imaginary experience," and are in a variety of styles, materials, and media. A reception for the artists will be held Sat. Oct. 24, 4:30-6:30pm; the show runs from October 17 to November 28.
KATHARINE EVANS (FCBuzz) has several paintings in a three-person show at SM Home Art Gallery (70 Arch Street,  Greenwich), including To Sleep Perchance to Dream (acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36," at right). The gallery has an informal reception, Thursday October 15, 6pm-8pm, for Focal Point Art: a relaxing evening with light refreshments, to meet the artists and learn more about their work.
JOE FUCIGNA (FCBuzz) and MELISSA SLATTERY (FCBuzz) both have photographs in ¡ÁNDALE! 2015 - NCC Educators Tour Cuba  an exhibition at Norwalk Community College (NCC) that documents a study tour of Cuba taken by NCC educators in March 2015. At right, a detail of Melissa's Viñales Region, Cuba 2015. "With Cuba in the news so much lately," said Melissa, "this show offers viewers a chance to see images of Cuba on the cusp of major change, as diplomatic relations with the U.S. unfold." Through Oct. 29.
PETER KONSTERLIE (FCBuzz) has his painting Black Hole Sun (mixed media on canvas, 30" x 40", detail at right) in  SAVOR! (click for invite), the new Beechwood Arts show, curated by SOOO-Z MASTROPIETRO at Beechwood Blue Gallery, Blue Lemon restaurant (15 Myrtle Ave, Westport). Come to the opening Wed. Oct 14, 3:30-5:30pm.
SOOO-Z MASTROPIETRO (FCBuzz) is in the Trunk Show & Sale at Fairfield Public Library's Kershner Gallery, as part of the current On The Fringe exhibition, Tues. Oct. 6, 6-9pm, and also has two pieces, Impudent Flumpet (11.5" x 11.5" x 4.5," tubes, at right) and Monster, in SPUN, a show opening at Etui Fiber Arts (2106 Boston Post Rd, Parchment, NY) Sat. Oct. 3, 6-8pm
Congratulations to JAY MISENCIK (FCBuzz) for being awarded one of 8 REGIONAL INITIATIVE GRANTS funded by the CT Office of the Arts and the NEA, and administered by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County for this region. Poli's Palace & Majestic Theatre Memories Project, seeks, through still photographs, audio/video interviews, and a cultural narrative, to preserve and share Sylvester Z. Poli’s two theaters in downtown Bridgeport that opened in 1922 and closed in the 1970s. Jay's partners include Geralene Valentine, Professor Martha LoMonaco, City Lights Gallery, & Linda Fezcko.
NANCY MOORE (FCBuzz) was awarded an Honorable Mention for her painting State of Wonder  (39"h x 32"w;
metallic paint, gouache, graphite, watercolor, wax crayon; detail at right) at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 38th Annual Juried Show (juror: Lisa Messinger). Nancy will host an Artist Walk-and-Talk for this show on Sunday, October 18, from 3 to 5pm. Artists Natasha Karpinskaia (Best in Show), Chris Perry, Chris Rexon, Sharon Cavagnolo, and Galina Dargery will discuss their artistic process. "Come for the art; stay for the wine and cookies!
TAVA NAIYIN (FCBuzz), a highly-regarded bellydancer, instructor and choreographer, is now an author with success on her hands. Tava wrote The Little Book of Big Advice: Enlightening Ideas for Bellydance Professionals for those considering turning their passion into a career. While mostly about bellydancers – struggling to gain more respect in the larger world of dance while maintaining cultural authenticity – the book also speaks to many issues in the arts as a whole. Meanwhile The Little Book was the #1 New Release in Dance Reference on Amazon for the month of August!
AMY OESTREICHER (FCBuzz) has made available on her website, in honor of World Ostomy Day on Saturday (see her graphic at right), an inspirational self confidence creativity kit. She will be performing her Gutless & Grateful musical in Denver, October 29; has had an article published on how she started her business; and was the subject of a feature article in Fairfield County Life 

ALISSA SIEGAL (FCBuzz) also has a painting, GANESH (2011, oil on linen, 52"x42," detail at right) in SAVOR!  at Beechwood Blue Gallery, Blue Lemon restaurant (15 Myrtle Ave, Westport). Alissa thought this work appropriate as, she says, "this Ganesh appears to savor his power as remover of obstacles - undaunted by his elephant’s head or body of leaves, which speak to his emergence from the jungle, the healing properties of plants, and power undiluted by the material form it takes." Meet Ganesh and Alissa Wed. Oct 14, 3:30-5:30pm.
ANY VENSEL  (FCBuzzhas been selected to participate in New Haven's City-Wide Open Studios (CWOS), Oct 9-11 at the Goffe Street Armory in New Haven. Amy’s paintings will be featured during two curator-led tours during the weekend. Shift (acrylic on canvas, 24” x 24,” at right), will be on view during the event along with other new work.

Check FCBuzz.org for listings of all events by our members!
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             
PEQUOT LIBRARY 
EXPLORING THE LANDSCAPE OF ART
OCTOBER 10

Southport's Pequot Library is celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month with its 18th Annual Art Show: Exploring the Landscape of Art - a "traditional art show welcoming all artists in ANY style, ANY subject, ANY medium." Artists are invited to submit a maximum of two pieces: painting, photography, mixed media, works on paper, sculpture, etc., that have not been shown at a previous Pequot Library show. All artwork must be wired for hanging. Maximum size is 40"x36" in either direction and each piece must be clearly marked with name and title on the back. The entry fee is $25, which gives entry to the show's closing night Artists & Collectors party. All works must be for sale (50% commission). All entries are accepted and Preview Party guests will select the top three works. All works should be submitted Pequot Library between 10am and 4pm on Sat. Oct. 10. Click here for prospectus. Click here for entry form.
PEQUOT LIBRARY
EXPLORING THE ART OF LANDSCAPE
OCTOBER 23

Complementing its open Annual Art Show, the Pequot Library is organizing a Plein Air Pequot Competition. Throughout the week beginning Oct. 17, artists are invited to paint "en plein air" around the Village of Southport. Scenes can include Pequot's Great Lawn, pastoral vistas, marine subjects, etc. Artists are allowed to submit only one completed work, on an easel, created en plain air without the assistance of photography, between 10am and 12pm on Friday, October 23. The $20 entry fee includes the October 23 Artists and Collectors Party as well as two-hour informal "Quick Paints." All accepted work may be sold (40% commission). Entries will be judged for First, Second and Third awards. The judges are Joseph Forte (Sarah Lawrence College), Nancy McTague-Stock, MFA, and Peter Sutton (Bruce Museum). Click here for entry form.
SAQA
STORIES OF MIGRATION
OCTOBER 31


Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) announce a collaborative juried exhibition (April 16 through September 4, 2016) with The Textile Museum, housed in George Washington University Museum, Washington DC: Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret DiasporaAll submitted works should reflect upon the theme of “Diaspora.” In addition to presenting the pieces selected by jurors, the exhibition will feature social, cultural and historical commentary by faculty members of GW’s acclaimed program in Diaspora Studies. Artists’ submissions are now being sought, with instructions for entry outlined in the prospectusWork need not be limited to fiber, although it must still maintain the SAQA definition of an art quilt: "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure." Jurors are Lee Talbot and Rebecca Stevens of the Textile Museum. 
Please contact SAQA Administrator, Patty Kennedy-Zafred at PattyKZ@aol.com with any questions regarding the prospectus. Application Deadline: Oct. 31.
BRATTLEBORO MUSEUM
OPEN CALL - NNE
NOVEMBER 9


Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) 2016 is an open, juried exhibition organized by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) in Brattleboro, Vermont, that showcases established, mid-career, and emerging artists working in all media. The exhibition is open to artists working in all media who live in New York or any of the six New England states (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island).
Eligible works must fit within BMAC’s Center Gallery, the ceiling height of which is 9′-10”. Three-dimensional work intended for display on the floor or a pedestal (not on the wall) may not exceed 36” in width or depth. To apply, submit an application form, artist statement (optional), images and/or video links, and a non-refundable application fee of $30 ($20 for BMAC members) by Monday, November 9, 2015 at 5 p.m. Selections will be announced by Friday, December 4, 2015. Exhibition dates: January 9 – March 12, 2016. Accepted artists must deliver their work to BMAC, “ready to hang,” on Tuesday, January 5, 2015, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. All submissions will be reviewed and selections made by juror Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. See these GAQs. Further questions? Contact Sarah Freeman at sarah@brattleboromuseum.org or 802-257-0124 x102. Click here to apply
REMINDERS:
Oct. 10: Van Der Plas Gallery: Anthology Submissions Deadline
Oct. 16: Westport Arts Center, Dreamscapes Submission Deadline
Oct. 31: Wesleyan Univ. Press: BAX-2016 Submission Deadline
Nov. c7: Whiting Mills (Winsted): Holiday Open Studios Submission Deadline
OPPORTUNITIES                             
BLADE OF GRASS
 FELLOWSHIP FOR ENGAGED ART
NOVEMBER 20

A Blade of Grass (ABOG) provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. To that end, ABOG is inviting Letters of Interest for its Fellowship for Engaged Art. The $20,000 ABOG fellowship supports socially engaged projects that promote art as a catalyst for social change; that feature artists in leadership roles; that emphasize active and sustainable partnerships with communities; and/or in which artists engage community members as equal partners on locally relevant issues (or globally relevant issues as they apply to the local context). Projects in which co-creation with non-artists is part of the process are encouraged. Eligible applicants include individual artists or artist collectives with projects that directly engage a specific community or communities. Applicants must have a website with contextualized examples of past work that a selection panel can review. Applicants are strongly recommended to attend an informational workshop on November 2 RSVP as space is limited) before submitting application materials. See current and former fellows hereLetters of Interest must be received no later than November 20, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications by January 15, 2016.
SIGNAL CULTURE 
ARTIST RESIDENCIES
NOVEMBER 1

Signal Culture encourages creation of new work, building of community, and connection to history in the field of experimental media art by providing artists, researchers, and innovators with residencies, resources, and exhibition opportunities. Signal Culture was founded in 2012 by Jason Bernagozzi, Debora Bernagozzi & Hank Rudolph with the idea to create an environment where innovative artists, toolmakers, curators, critics, and art historians who are contributing to the field of media art will have time and space to make new work and to interact with one another. The Signal Culture Artist in Residence program (Oswego, NY) offers residencies in a live/work space in the beautiful village of Owego in central New York State. Signal Culture believes in the importance of fostering a community of people working with experimental media art and host multiple residents concurrently to set a stage for conversation, networking, and possible collaboration. Facilities include an artist studio, toolmaker studio, and a print and digital media library. Additionally, private bedrooms, shared common areas and other amenities are provided.The Artist Studio features a wide range of media tools, both new and old, for use in a real time audio/video/data processing system. For instructions and application forms, click here.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             
 CREATIVE CAPITAL WEBINARS
MARKETING FOR ARTISTS

Two of the nationally recognized Creative Capital Webinars focus this month on marketing:
October 12, 7:00-8:30pm. $25.
You'll learn to define your marketing goals; develop creative tools, tactics, and messaging; and identify, engage, and build your audience and support community. Review case studies of artists who have effectively used traditional and non-traditional marketing strategies.
Register here.

Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing, with Brian Tate
October 19, 7:00-8:30pm
If we're committed to being in the world, to making art about that experience, and to helping foster conditions where others can do the same, then our stories must be told. Marketing is key to that process. But what is it, and how does it work? Webinar leader Brian Tate guides artists through the seven steps to develop a strategic marketing plan that is authentic to their practice.
Register here.
ROWAYTON ARTS CENTER
ART WORKSHOPS


Fall adult art classes are in full swing at the Rowayton Arts Center, but check into the new class sessions that start the week of October 26:

Drawing, Painting and Composition: Eddie Nino, Mondays (9:30am - 12:30pm)

Guided Art Studio: Sam Morrow, Mondays (6:30-9:30pm)

Watercolor and the Figure: Christy Gallagher, Tuesdays (9:30am - 1:30pm)

Portraits with the Clothed Figure: Frank Bruckmann, Tuesdays (2 -5pm)

Painting from Photographs: Frank Bruckmann, Tuesdays (6:30 - 9:30pm)

Unleash your Creative Spirit -- Anyone can Paint: Stuart Weistmiller, Wednesdays (9am - 12pm)

Landscape Painting: Dana Goodfellow, Thursdays (9am -12pm)

Abstract Painting: Dana Goodfellow, Thursdays (1 - 4pm)

Evening Easels: Eddie Nino, Thursdays (6:30 - 9:30pm)

Oil Painting Methods: Sam Morrow, Fridays (9:30am - 12:30pm)

To find out more, click on the links above. To register, click here, find the class and register.
JOBS                             
ALDRICH MUSEUM
MANAGER OF 
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

The mission of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is to advance creative thinking by connecting today’s artists with individuals and communities in unexpected and stimulating ways. The new position of Manager of Academic Programs (Manager) – reporting to and working closely with the Director of Public Programs and Audience Engagement (Director) - will research, develop, implement and assess pioneering programs for schools, educators, and the adult volunteer Museum Guide team. The Manager will develop innovative, forward thinking strategies that increase service to regional schools and educators, and will position The Aldrich as a leader in the field of museum education. These strategies and the resulting programs will be developed in dialogue with administrators, educators, and curriculum specialists from the schools and districts served by The Aldrich. The Manager will develop an annual plan for assessing the short- and long-term impact of the Museum’s education programs on the students and teachers served. The Manager will be knowledgeable about trends and approaches in the field of museum education and will make recommendations for program change and/or growth within her/his area of responsibility to the Director, Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Board Committees as needed. A Masters Degree in art history, art education, museum education or a related field is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary art, museum program management, K-12 education, National Learning Standards, Common Core State Standards, and the STEM to STEAM initiative. Familiarity with Connecticut and Westchester school districts is preferred.For a detailed job description, click here.
FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY QUICK CENTER
MARKETING MANAGER

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts (Quick Center) is a multi-faceted facility that presents a wide variety of high quality performances, lectures, and exhibits. Opened in 1990, the Quick Center will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary during the 2015-16 season. It has become known as having one of the finest concert halls in the country and was recognized as the "cultural epicenter of Fairfield County" by Westport Magazine. As part of its strategic growth, a new role has arisen within the Quick Center for a Marketing Manager to help devise, develop and deliver a comprehensive plan for business development, income generation and brand and patron awareness. The Manager will help raise the organization's media profile through increased patronage and ticket sales, by defining and managing a new communication strategy. To coordinate these activities, the Quick Center is looking for a strong influencer and negotiator, who is self-motivated and has a proven track record of business development, marketing and communication. The Manager should be capable of radical thinking, developing new and innovative strategies for communicating the Quick Center's vision and mission, all the while working in a diplomatic and practical manner to ensure that change is delivered in a sustainable way. The ideal candidate would have a degree in a marketing-related field, providing the relevant business, communication, strategic-thinking and entrepreneurial skills required for the post as well as sufficient background or understanding of issues relating to media, arts and the not for profit sector. For full details, click here. To apply, email Peter Van Heerden, Quick Center Director at pvanheerden@fairfield.edu
BRUCE MUSEUM
MUSEUM EDUCATOR


The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, seeks a part-time, temporary, highly-motivated, energetic Museum Educator for its Interpretive Services and Audience Engagement Department. The Museum offers on-site and outreach programs in art, science, and natural history for visitors of all ages. The Museum Educator will teach onsite and outreach programs in all subject areas in addition to assisting with program preparation. This person will also assist with large-scale evening and weekend events, like family days and lectures, as necessary. The Educator will receive training from Museum staff before leading programs and tours. o apply, send resume and cover letter to Kathleen Holko kholko@brucemuseum.org. No phone calls please. More...
NORWALK HOUSING AUTHORITY
 ART INSTRUCTOR

The Norwalk Housing Authority seeks an Art Instructor to be responsible for developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art. Essential functions for this position include: teaching knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering and art history; applying elements of design and modern principles of art; create art curriculum for students K-12; plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for NHA and community; and more. Will also need to assist on various projects as requested by Creative Arts Coordinator and Administration. Click here for more information. 
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Teaching Artists
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Senior Press Officer
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Stage Manager (seasonal, part-time)
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: General Theatre Technician (seasonal, full-time)
Greenwich International Film Festival: Executive Director and Programmer
Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra: Director of Development and Patron Services
Westport Arts Center: Development Director
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CALENDAR                             
OCTOBER
Oct. 10: Van Der Plas Gallery: Anthology Submissions Deadline
Oct. 10: Pequot Library: Deadline for submitting artworks for 18th Annual Art Show
Oct. 12: Creative Capital Webinar: Creating a Marketing Strategy, 7pm. $25
Oct. 15: Buzzfeed Emerging Writer Fellowship Application Deadline
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: 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. 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. c7: Whiting Mills (Winsted): Holiday Open Studios Submission Deadline
Nov. c9: Submission Deadline for Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) 2016
Nov. 20: A Blade of Grass Fellowships for Engaged Art Deadline

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