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ARTISTS' NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
October 28, 2016
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members by providing unified marketing, capacity building, professional development, and advocacy services. This newsletter is sent to all who request it - but we ask that, if you are not a member, you explore membership benefits and consider joining this community of more than 500 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
Quote of the Week
Through this plan, our team is doubling down on our commitment to the artists, arts agencies, teaching artists, arts students, and arts patrons of our state. With clarity around what we stand for, a staunch commitment to inclusion and cultural equity, and a fire in our bellies to push forward in our role supporting the creative economy, we look forward to—and embrace—the next five years..

Kristina Newman-Scott, Director of Culture, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development
CONTENTS
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OUR NEWS
❖ Sign-Up: Space Summit at the Bijou in Bridgeport - Sat. Nov 12
❖ Save the Date: Progressive Gallery Tour: Fernando Luis Alvarez  - Sat. Nov 19
❖ New Members: Mark Ferguson, Lori Glavin, Ellen Schiffman and Ruth Kalla Ungerer

YOUR NEWS
Members in Group Shows: Firing Circuits Open Studios; Wilson Avenue Loft Artists Open Studios; Beechwood Arts, Synesthesia; Westport Arts Center, More Than Words/#iammore; NEST Arts Factory Open Studios; American Fabrics Arts Building Open Studios. 
❖ Other news from The Art Spot, Lucienne Buckner, Ann Chernow, Alicia Cobb, Bevi Bullwinkel, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Susan Fehlinger, Scott Glaser, Lori Glavin, Kristen Graves, Dorothy Hafner, Sally Harris, Adair Heitmann, Yuko Ike, Sholeh Janati, Ruben Marroquin, Sooo-z Mastropietro, Nancy Moore, Roxanne Faber Savage, Rick Shaefer, Ellen Schiffman, Liz Squillace, Joan Wheeler, Bruce Williams and Gregg Ziebell.
dan Chernow,
Members' Openings
Calendar of Members' Openings over the next 2 weeks

OTHER NEWS
Office of the Arts Releases Strategic Plan
❖ The Power of Design: AIGA and To Vote is to Exist.
#CreativesCount: Please Take the Survey (and win a gift card)

CALLS FOR ENTRIES - Deadlines
❖ Bridgeport Art Trail: Open Calls for Short Videos - Nov. 5
❖ Town of Windham: The Windham Project - Nov. 18
❖ Stamford Arts Association: Faces and Figures - Dec. 16
❖ Bruce S. Kershner Gallery: The Power of Color - Dec. 19

OPPORTUNITIES
❖ Terra Foundation: Visual Artist Residencies in Giverny - Jan. 15
❖ Ucross Foundation: Visual Artists, Writers and Composers
 Residencies - Mar. 1

RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ National Novel Writing Month: NaNoWriMo Survival Guide
❖ Fractured Atlas Fiscal Sponsorship & Fundraising Webinars

JOBS
❖ Heather Gaudio Fine Art: Preparator/Registrar
❖ Northwest CT Arts Council: Outreach and Membership Coordinator
❖ Pequot Library: Public Programs Manager
❖ Music Without Borders: Office Assistant/Social Media Coordinator

Jobs Still Available

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
SPACE SUMMIT: SAT. NOV. 12  
BIJOU THEATRE, BRIDGEPORT
Sign Up and Register for a day of discussions about Creative, Affordable, and Sustainable Spaces: Creative Spaces for the Creative Economy. What are the positive experiences, remaining challenges and possible solutions to the many unresolved living, working, making, selling, performing, and exhibiting space issues and needs within our arts and culture community?  Panel sessions include: Temporary Transformations of Commercial Space; From Spaces to Places: Connecting to Community; Sharing Spaces & Services; and Incentives to Release Commercial Space for Cultural Use. To be held at the Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, courtesy of the new management team, Sat. Nov. 12, 9:30am - 4:30pm. Refreshments courtesy Trattoria 'A Vucchella. Lunch with friends at nearby restaurants. Guided tour of renovated buildings and art spaces. Reception to follow at 5pm, at the renovated Harral Security Wheeler (HSW) Building, 1115 Main Street, Bridgeport, courtesy Bridgeport Historic Ventures. Proudly part of the Bridgeport Art Trail. Click for more information and to sign up.
GALLERY TOUR: SAT. NOV. 19
SAVE THE DATE for the next stop on our Progressive Gallery Tour - from Greenwich to Stratford. On Sat. Nov 19, 6-9pm, join us at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery (96 Bedford St., Stamford) for the opening of an exhibition of the works of Pablo Agudelo and Eliot Elisofon. The tour will feature a talk by gallery owner Fernando Luis Alvarez at 6:30pm. Look out for our Sign-Up announcement!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
MARK FERGUSON

Mark Ferguson is a Norwalk-based photographer who also paints and makes his living as a woodworker. He writes that he started photography with enormous enthusiasm at the tender age of 9 "not dampened by my consistently poor compositions." He later attended the Rocky Mountain School of Art, a commercial art school in Denver, which is where he started painting in both acrylics and oils, and began his journey in woodworking. He returned to photography in the late 1970’s when he took a class that both gave him access to a dark room, and the use of an Olympus half-frame camera. Later, he acquired a Pentax K1000, which he used until digital cameras came along, and he now uses a Canon 5D2. In the early 1980’s Mark studied architecture at Texas Tech and The University of Texas at Arlington, which had a big influence on his sense of the golden ratio and other foundational proportions - seen in the vast natural forms of nature. Mark writes that he is fascinated by the way the camera can “capture images ranging from the work of eons of erosion, to patterns in water that occur with a dazzling illusiveness that only a fast shutter speed allows us to see" - and he excels at capturing both of these: "the ever-changing patterns created in water, fluid or frozen, in rocks and their formations, and the endless moods and effects that lighting has on those forms enchant me." Mark currently is showing in Point of View at ARTWorks Gallery, Seabury Academy in Norwalk (see Member News below for details). See Mark’s website here.
 
LORI GLAVIN

Lori Glavin is an abstract painter, printmaker and collage artist who has been involved in the visual arts for over 35 years. Originally from Rochester, NY, Lori earned her BFA from Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. She worked in New York City for over a decade as a graphic designer and art director for numerous companies including her own design firm, Condé Nast Publications, and McCall’s Magazine. For the past 20 years Lori has focused on her fine art practice, studying with Constance Kiermaier, Patricia Miranda,  and Robert Reed. She writes: "My work is inspired by the visual clatter of the mundane places I know best, the domestic environment, or the tilted landscape of my weekend garden. Spontaneous and intuitive; I work without a plan and embrace the happy accident. With collage-like scraps of form and color I build invented spaces where I reimagine, reinvent, and repair." In 2007 Lori co-founded Wilson Avenue Loft Artists (a CAFC member since 2012) with Britt Bair. In 2015, Lori was grant recipient and resident at the Vermont Studio Center. Lori exhibits regularly throughout the Northeast and Southwest This year she had a solo show at The Drawing Room, Greenwich, and showed at The Miranda Arts Project Space, Portchester, NY, “Open Barn and Studio Day,” in Bovina, NY, the Mixmaster show at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, a group show at Blueprint, Dallas, and in the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' By a Thread exhibition, curated by Nancy Moore. See Lori’s website, Facebook Pinterest and Instagram pages.

ELLEN SCHIFFMAN

Ellen Schiffman is a fiber artist who, for 25 years has made art quilts, furniture, paintings, jewelry, books, sculptural objects, wearable art and artwork for the wall. She says that she is drawn to the textures, colors, warmth and sculptural forms that can be achieved with fiber and is equally drawn to both the historical and the multicultural richness of fiber-making traditions. Though fiber is an ever-present element in her work, she is constantly trying out other materials and techniques. In addition to silks, wools, exotic threads and yarns, she has used Q-tips, metal hardware, objects from nature and recyclables: in fact, anything that crosses her path is fair game, so much so that she says "mixed media explorer" is probably her best descriptor. As explorer, Ellen rarely plans out her work. Rather, she just starts creating - following her instincts as the piece evolves. Her greatest delight, she says, comes from the serendipity involved in the creation of each piece. As artist, she "offers direction to the material, but respects the ways the material and process conspire to manifest in their own unique way – much in the way nature does." In 2014, Ellen celebrated a milestone birthday by filling a 9"x9"x3" shadow box each week with a work using fiber and other materials as a unique method to explore techniques and materials in ways that stretched and redefined herself as an artist and the fiber art medium itself. The resulting 52 Box Project, a visual diary, employed both traditional and experimental techniques, questioned the boundaries of what fiber art can be - and was featured in Fiber Art Now magazine. While color has had a prominent, exuberant voice in her work (with no formal art training, she says "I have no color rules to follow and none to break. I use color instinctually.”), she has most recently been drawn to working in white only, a shift that took her by surprise but prompted a pivotal year of intense experimentation in her Weston studio. See her recent A Rift Is A Chance to grow, featured in Fiber Art International. Ellen has shown her work locally and nationally, including at the  Silvermine Arts Center, at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, including the By a Thread exhibition, the Mattatuck Museum's Mixmaster show, and many more. Ellen serves as the Connecticut representative of the Surface Design Association, the premier international organization serving textile and fiber artists. See Ellen's website, Facebook and Pinterest pages. 
RUTH KALLA UNGERER

Ruth Kalla Ungerer resumed her artistic career nine years ago, after serving for more than 30 years as a senior development officer in New York, most notably at the Committee for Economic Development, Literacy Partners of New York City, the New School for Social Research and the Population Council. She attended Pennsylvania State University and completed her BFA at Drew University in Madison, NJ. Her recent work in printmaking was, for the most part, created at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP). Ruth comments that her passion is to transform observations of people and places into works that elevate nuances - perceived and discovered: "I delight in incorporating drawn and found images with print, painting and drawing into a personal statement on our culture, the good and the bad."  She says that her printmaking draws upon centuries-old printmaking techniques while she "pushes the envelope" to create contemporary images, mostly focused on the human form. She uses a range of traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques, including lithography, engraving, drypoint, etching, using a variety of resists (including egg whites and Sharpies), aquatint, sugarlift, spitbite and others. She notes that it is the delft pressure of the press and the distinctive qualities of the papers that she uses that add to the diversity of line and texture that she works for. She finds the results often playful and provocative, usually resonating with or surprising the observer. Ruth won the Charles J. Beran Award in the Greenwich Art Society’s 98th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2015. This year she has shown at the Beechwood-Blue Gallery, Westport, the Fifth Annual Juried International Footprint competition at CCP, "Lost+Found," the annual juried exhibition at Loft Artists Association, at the Katonah Museum and 19th Mini Print exhibition at The Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY. Her gemstone jewelry has been shown at Kismet Spaces, Westport, the Westport Historical Society, and the Wendy Nylen Gallery. Ruth sits on the board of directors for CCP. She is a member of the Westport Arts Center, the Carriage Barn Arts Center, City Lights Gallery, the Greenwich Art Society, and Connecticut Women Artists. See Ruth's website and Facebook page.
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YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
GROUP SHOWS & OTHER NEWS:
SUE BROWN GORDON, MINDY GREEN, SUSAN LEGGITT, KAREN VOGEL, and JAHMANE WEST are among the artists hosting the annual FIRING CIRCUITS Open Studios this weekend: Fri Oct 28, 5-8pm and Sat. Oct 29, noon-5pm. Firing Circuits Studios is at 1 Muller Ave. (corner of Sniffen St.), Norwalk (Directions: Main Ave./Route 7 to Broad St., right on Sniffen St, Building #10 1 block on right.)
ERIN DOLAN, LORI GLAVINand NANCY McTAGUE-STOCK have their studios at Wilson Avenue Loft Artists  (225 Wilson Avenue, 2nd floor, Norwalk), and will be participating in the Wilson Avenue Loft Artists Open Studio Weekend, Sat. Oct. 29 - Sun. Oct. 30, 11am-4pm both days, with an opening reception of A Sense of Place, curated by Sophia GevasFriday, Oct. 28, 6-9pm.
Members LUCIENNE BUCKNER, FREDERIC CHIU, JEANINE ESPOSITO, SUSAN FEHLINGER, MINDY GREEN, YUKO IKE, JANA IREIJO, DAY MOORE, RICK SHAEFER and NANCY WOODWARD are some of the artists exhibiting or performing their work at Beechwood Arts & Innovation's SYNESTHESIA, its 18th Arts Immersion Salon, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2-5pm.
NINA BENTLEY, BINNIE BIRSTEIN, LUCIENNE BUCKNER, BEVI BULLWINKEL, MIGGS BURROUGHS, ERIC CHIANG, JANA IREIJO, SHOLEH JANATI, JANE LUBIN, NANCY MOORE, JOAN WHEELER, ELIZABETH WHITE, TAMMY WINSER and GREGG ZIEBELL all have work in the Westport Art Center’s MORE Than Words/#iammore exhibition, opening Fri. Nov. 11 The show extends the conversation launched with MORE Than Words that examined the idea of bullying within a broad cultural context including how the imbalance of social, physical, or political power can marginalize those who are perceived as weaker.
PATRICE BARRETTCARLOS DAVILA, JANE DAVILA, BARBARA DIEROLF, PHYLLIS LEE, KRISTIN MERRILL, SUSAN MURRAY, RICK SHAEFER and JANICE SWEETWATER will be holding Open Studios at the NEST Arts Factory, as part of the Bridgeport Art Trail. Hours: Fri. Nov. 11: 6-9 pm; Sat. Nov. 12: 10-5 pm; Sun. Nov. 13: 11-4 pm.
KATE EISEMANN and ROXANNE FABER SAVAGE will be among the artists holding open studios during the American Fabrics Arts Building's Open Studios event, as part of the Bridgeport Art Trail. Hours are Sat. Nov. 12 and Sun. Nov. 13, 10am-5pm.
INDIVIDUALS
THE ART SPOT's Joanne and Bruce Hunter report on a commission to create a mosaic mural based on Mater Ecclesiaepainted on a column of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Their mosaic is now installed on the exterior of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Danbury. Joanne comments that "The gold tiles in the piece reflect beautifully in this setting, the varied shades of blues and whites subtlety depict the flow of the clothing. The art is part of the first phase of a front facade renovation for the church. The Hunters look forward to more work in this genre!
Sculptor LUCIENNE BUCKNER, and painter YUKO IKE collaborated in making Falling Asleep in the Sun, their contribution to Beechwood Arts & Innovation's SYNESTHESIA, this Sunday, Oct. 30, 2-5pm. An abstract painting on translucent Yupo paper, backlit with bright LEDs and yellow cellophane extensions, intended to surround the viewer, the piece makes a crackling sound via a stiff bristle brush and small motor and is intended to recall the experience of, well, falling asleep in the sun!
BEVI BULLWINKEL's piece in the Westport Art Center’s MORE Than Words/#iammore exhibition, opening Fri. Nov. 11, is Respect (The Dancer). An acrylic and charcoal painting, it shows "a dancer who is huddled in a protective, seemingly threatened posture, but who deserves respect." 

ANN CHERNOW is celebrating her Noir collection with Rendezvous in Black, a double-solo show, shared with Cindy Sherman, at the Housatonic Museum of Art, opening Thurs. Nov. 10, 5:30-7:30pm, and running through Dec. 16. Talk by film professor and author Richard Edwards on women and film noir at 6pm. The entirely black-and-white exhibition is inspired by film noir, the dark and edgy film style that emerged in the early 1940s.
ALICIA COBB will perform live body art for City Lights Gallery at the Bridgeport Arts Trail Kickoff Party at Read's Artspace on Thursday, November 10th. Alicia will create a simplified version of her competition piece in which she placed in the top 10 at the Living Art America: the North American Bodypainting Championships in North Carolina in September.
HEIDI LEWIS COLEMAN will be exhibiting her acrylic & cut paper piece, PASSAGES, in the Katonah Museum Artists' Association's upcoming all member show at the Katonah Village Library. Show dates: November 2nd - December 29th. The Katonah Village Library is located at 26 Bedford Road in Katonah, New York.
CAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON's Chill the Champagne!  (2016, embroidered assemblage, 7” diameter, 14” square framed) was juried into the exhibition Celebration, to be held at the Mulberry Street Public Library, 10 Jersey Street, New York, opening Wed. Nov. 16, 5-6:30pm, and running through Dec. 30. The show is sponsored by the National Association of Women Artists. Carol says the work incorporates "crushed foil tops and paper labels from champagne bottles and a metal label from my refrigerator with embroidery stitches. It sets the stage for a celebratory event that goes with the exhibit’s theme."
SCOTT GLASER has had his Off Into the Sunset (2011, acrylics on canvas, 26"x26" at right) accepted for the American Artists Professional League's 88th Annual Grand National Exhibition that runs at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, Nov. 7 through 18. An awards reception is being held Sun. Nov. 13, noon-5p.m. Congratulations, Scott!
SUSAN FEHLINGER has a solo show at Harborview Market (218 Harborview Avenue in Black Rock, Bridgeport) of a dozen pieces all painted since she moved to Black Rock two years ago from Cape Cod. Susan paints local scenes that inspire her, usually, she says because of the light. At right is Late Day Shadow (oil on canvas, 30 x 30"). Susan has co-curated the visual arts component of Beechwood Arts' Synesthesia show with Day Moore and is herself collaborating with sculptor Louise Cadoux on a piece in that show.
New member LORI GLAVIN, one of the co-founders of the Wilson Avenue Loft Artists (WALA) will be in her studio this weekend for WALA Open Studios to welcome you and discuss her work. One of her most recent pieces, In Between Spot (2016, oil on canvas, 40"x50" detail at right, click for complete image) she feels best exemplifies her statement that "with collage-like scraps of form and color, I build invented spaces where I reimagine, reinvent, and repair." Visit her studio and decide for yourself!
Folk/pop singer, songwriter and humanitarian KRISTEN GRAVES joins Peter Yarrow (formerly of Peter, Paul and Mary) and Frank Waln, the award-winning, Sicangu Lakota Hip Hop artist, producer, and performer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, for There is an AlterNative, Sun. Nov. 13, 4-7pm. This is a Benefit Concert at Fairfield University's Quick Center For The Arts to raise support for a Lakota community on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota, organized by Simply Smiles, a nonprofit organized by Kristen and her husband that helps to bring bright futures to impoverished children, their families, and their communities, by providing food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, infrastructure, jobs, hope, and solutions.
Glass artist extraordinaire, DOROTHY HAFNER will be exhibiting a broad selection of her works at the amazing, forthcoming SOFA/Chicago art expo (Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design) Nov. 3-6. Her works in glass, both new landscapes and classic abstractions are presented by Palette Contemporary, at booth #402, Festival Hall, Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago. At right, Spectral Splendor
(2006, multi-layered fused glass panel, 14.5”x14.5”x5/8”).
SALLY HARRIS, and her husband Mike, have two shows of their photographs at the Cos Cob Branch of The Greenwich Library. Roads Less Taken, features their western road trip images and is on display in the Community Room. T'is a Gift to be Simple showcases their photographs of a Mennonite family and can be seen in the Stuart Little turret. The exhibit runs Nov 4-Dec 19. An opening reception takes place, Wed. Nov 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a closing reception, Dec. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
ADAIR HEITMANN will be exhibiting one of her clay monoprints at the Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA in the Monotype Guild of New England's Unique Impressions VI exhibition, Nov. 12 - Jan. 7. At right is an image of one of Adair's clay monoprints in the process of being created. Using leather-hard clay as her printmaking matrix, Adair adds layer upon layer of pure colored pigments and textures, building the image until her experience tells her when to stop. She then makes only one print.
SHOLEH JANATI has a solo show of her action paintings, COLORFUL at the City of Stamford's Mayor's Gallery, opening Tues. Nov. 1, 5:30-7:30pm.  The Gallery is on the 10th floor of Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd. Sholeh comments that her work is characterized "by strong brush strokes, rich textures and vibrant colors. By design, the paintings reveal a different vision when rotated to any angle -- as if the painting changes dynamically time after time." 
Photographer BARBARA LOSS gives her presentation on The Beauty and Blight of BridgeportShowing her images of historic buildings, abandoned and repurposed factories, residences, community gardens and parks, Barbara demonstrates her knowledge and love of the city of Bridgeport. The presentation, part of the Bridgeport Art Trail, is on Friday, November 11, at 8:15pm, at B’Nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport.

Fiber artist RUBEN MARROQUIN will have an open studio and a yarn sale during the Bridgeport Art Trail. Ruben's studio is in Bridgeport's Historic Arcade Mall (1001 Main Street, Second Floor, Suite 22) and he will be there 10am-5pm, Fri-Sun, Nov. 11-13The yarn sale is a fundraiser, offering very high-quality small yarn spools from Polo Ralph Lauren - high-end and interesting materials such as camel hair, mohair, linen, cashmere, silks, and fancy yarns. See yarns available on Ruben's website
SOOO-Z MASTROPIETRO has her piece VeKNĺTzia (2016, cotton Lycra tubes of fabric, 17"x13"x13", at right) in A Different Vision at the Plymouth Art Center (11 North St, Plymouth, Mass), Sun. Nov. 6- Sun. Dec. 4. The show is a hands-on exhibition - an opportunity for the blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals to experience works of art through the sense of touch.
NANCY MOORE is showing Blanket Statement IV (2016, wool and nails, 36"x37", at right) in the Westport Art Center's MORE Than Words/#iammore exhibition, opening Fri. Nov. 11, 6-8pm. This is the latest in a series on gender, which, she says, has its own language, often involving color codes used to label our babies so others won't think they're the "wrong" gender. Nancy says she chose a soft medium to talk about a hard subject: an innocent canvas on which to project assumptions that so many of us are guilty of making. See her other Blanket Statements here.
ROXANNE FABER SAVAGE will be at her studio in the American Fabrics Arts Building's Open Studios, as part of the Bridgeport Art Trail, on Sat. Nov. 12, 10am-1:30pm, and Sun. Nov. 13, 10am-5pm. That weekend she will also be opening roxyshow/ELEPHANT at The Lionheart Gallery (27 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge, NY), Sat. Nov. 12, 5-8pm. The show is an exhibition of prints, 3-D installation and mixed media works inspired by elephants, ivory, and the color pink (based on a Facebook image of an elephant with tusks dyed pink, according to the story, to combat poaching). The show runs through Jan. 1, 2017. At right, detail of Rainbow Elephants Triptych (2016, silkscreen on board; detail of center panel, click for larger version).
RICK SHAEFER is showing Pietà, Study for Water Crossing (2016, charcoal on vellum on paper, 30"x28") a preparatory drawing for his Refugee Trilogy, at Beechwood Arts’ Synesthesia salon, Oct. 30, with the high-school student, and recently resettled Burundi refugee and poet, Akbar Niyonkuru, whose poem "I Wish" was written as a response to the Pieta in a national writers' workshop held by Bryan Ripley Crandall at Fairfield University. Akbar also read the poem on CAFC’s Spotlight on Arts Culture program on WPKN (listen here).
Our new member, fiber artist ELLEN SHIFFMAN is showing her 52-Box Project, plus some larger pieces that grew out of the original work, in Hartford Public Library's Artwork Gallery through Nov. 27. Celebrating a milestone birthday, Ellen decided to fill a 9"x9"x3" shadowbox each week with a piece of fiber art. She has said: "My goal was to explore the techniques and materials that define fiber art. I wanted to take artistic risks and to explore some of the many ideas I yet had to try. This adventure broadened my artistic vocabulary, challenged me on an ongoing basis and moved my work forward in exciting and dramatic ways. Plus I had more fun than I could have imagined!" Above, just 16 of the 52 boxes. Click to see all 52
LIZ SQUILLACE will be very active during the Bridgeport Art Trail: 1. She will have several pieces iArtists Choose Artists, an exhibit of work by Read's Artspace artists, each of whom have invited one artist to show with them, opening Thur. Nov. 10, 6-10pm at Read's Ground Floor Gallery (1042 Broad St), site of the Bridgeport Art Trail Kick-off party. 2. Fri. Nov. 11, 10am-5pm,  Liz will be screenprinting on t-shirts and hoodies with a new design (she invites everyone to bring their own tee or choose from her selection) at Paradox Ink in the Arcade Mall, 1001 Main St.  3. Fri. Nov. 11, 6-8pm, Liz is speaking on a Design Night Out, panel, on the theme "URBAN" at the renovated HSW building, 1115 Main St. (there's a rooftop party afterwards, from 8pm on). 4. Sat. Nov. 12 She'll be back at Paradox Ink for Open Studio & more Screenprinting demos.  5. Sunday, Nov. 13, 1-3pm Liz will be painting live at Read's Artspace. 
JOAN WHEELER whose paintings can be seen as a combination of magic realism and pop surrealism - and often references her collection of vintage toys, books, and prints - has two dioramas featured in Fur, Fin and Feathers at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden in Dowell, Maryland. These dioramas were built in boxes that Joan constructed around antique cuckoo clock frames. Through Jan. 29. At right, Having a Ball, click for larger image)

BRUCE WILLIAMS has a solo show at the Fairfield University Bookstore November 1-30. There will be a reception for the show on Friday, November 4, 6:30-8 pm.
Mostly pastels, Bruce's work also includes Schooner Ernestina (watercolor, 8"x10," detail at right, click for larger image). Alongside his paintings, there are a number of original watercolors and drawings by 19th-century artists whom he admires, including John Henry Hill, Mary Loring Warner, Frederick Cozzens and Albert Prentice Button.

GREGG ZIEBELL  painted Shadows as a result of the call from the Westport Art Center for its MORE Than Words/#iammore exhibition, opening Fri. Nov. 11, 6-8pm. Shadows (2016, acrylic on canvas 48"x36", detail at right) was inspired by the fear created by bullying and Gregg says he wanted to come up with a work that would produce an emotional response in the viewer.
Compiled List of Artist Member Openings & Events
Sat. Oct. 29: Firing Circuits Open Studios 1, Muller Ave, Norwalk. Noon-5pm. (Sue Brown Gordon, Mindy Green, Susan Leggitt, Karen Vogel, Jahmane West).
Oct. 29-30: Wilson Ave. Loft Artists Open Studio Weekend and A Sense of Place, 225 Wilson Ave. Norwalk. 11am-4pm (Erin Dolan, Lori Glavin and Nancy McTague-Stock).
Sun. Oct. 30: Beechwood Arts & Innovation: Synesthesia, 18th Arts Immersion Salon, 2-5pm. (Lucienne Buckner, Frederic Chiu, Jeanine Esposito, Susan Fehlinger, Mindy Green, Yuko Ike, Jana Ireijo, Day Moore, Rick Shaefer and Nancy Woodward).
Tue. Nov. 1: Sholeh Janati, Colorful. Mayor's Gallery, Stamford. Opening Reception, 5:30-7:30pm
Nov. 3-6: SOFA/Chicago Art Expo, Navy Pier, Chicago (Dorothy Hafner)
Fri. Nov. 4: Bruce Williams, Solo Show, Fairfield University Bookstore, 6:30-8pm.
Wed. Nov. 9: Sally Harris, Roads Less Taken, Cos Cob Library. Opening Reception, 5:30-7:30pm
Thu. Nov. 10: Bridgeport Art Trail Kickoff Party, Read's Artspace, 6-10pm. (Alicia Cobb)
Thurs. Nov. 10: Ann Chernow, Rendezvous in Black, Housatonic Museum of Art. Opening Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Thurs. Nov. 10: Artists Choose Artists, Read's Artspace. Opening Reception, 6-10pm (Marcella Kurowski, Liz Squillace)
Fri. Nov. 11: Liz Squillace screenprinting T-shirts at Paradox Ink, Bridgeport Arcade,10am-5pm.
Fri. Nov. 11: Design Night Out panel discussion, HSW, 1115 Main St, Bridgeport. 6-8pm (Liz Squillace)
Fri. Nov. 11: Westport Arts Center, MORE Than Words/#iammore. Opening Reception, 6-8pm (Nina Bentley, Binnie Birsetin, Lucienne Buckner, Bevi Bullwinkel, Miggs Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Jana Ireijo, Sholeh Janati, Jane Lubin, Nancy Moore, Joan Wheeler, Elizabeth White, Tammy Winser and Gregg Ziebell).
Fri. Nov. 11: Barbara Loss, Beauty and Blight, exhibit and talk. B’Nai Israel, 2710 Park Ave, Bridgeport. 8:15pm
Nov. 11-12: NEST Arts Factory Open Studios, Opening Reception, Fri, 6-9pm. Also Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 11am-4pm. (Patrice Barrett, Carlos Davila, Jane Davila, Barbara Dierolf, Phyllis Lee, Kristin Merrill, Susan Murray, Rick Shaefer and Janice Sweetwater)
Nov. 11-13: Ruben Marroquin, Open Studio and Yarn Sale, Bridgeport Arcade #22. 10am-5pm.
Sat. Nov. 12: Roxanne Faber Savage, roxyshow/ELEPHANT, Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge. Opening Reception, 5-8pm.
Nov. 12-13: American Fabrics Arts Building Open Studios (Kate Eisemann and Roxanne Faber Savage)
Sun. Nov. 13: American Artists Professional League, 88th Annual Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave. New York. Opening Reception, noon-5pm. (Scott Glaser).
Sun. Nov. 13: Liz Squillace, Live Painting, Read's Artspace, 1-3pm.
Sun. Nov. 13: Quick Center for the Arts, There is an AlterNative. 4-7pm (Kristen Graves)
Wed. Nov. 16: Celebration, Mulberry St Library, New York. Opening Reception, 5-6:30pm (Carol Nipomnich Dixon).
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OTHER NEWS                             
OFFICE OF THE ARTS RELEASES NEW 
STRATEGIC PLAN

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) has unveiled a new five-year statewide strategic plan: "a central guide to creating a more vibrant, far-reaching and impactful arts and culture sector in the state. Over the course of nine months, the COA worked with artists, arts organizations, government agencies, community leaders, and philanthropists across the state to better understand the current state of the arts, as well as generate ideas and innovative solutions for making the arts more readily accessible for all. Kristina Newman-Scott, Director of Culture at the Department of Economic and Community Development, said: "Data already tells us that the arts sector is a powerful contributor to Connecticut’s economy. The arts create jobs for over 36,000 Connecticut residents, generates $653 million in statewide economic activity, and improve overall quality of life in communities. Designing and implementing our new strategic plan, we are reinforcing the message that the arts are a vital part of everyday life in Connecticut," Highlights of the plan include:
The COA has developed its first-ever equity, inclusion and access statement, which places an emphasis on engaging with a diverse array of community members in arts policy, practice and decision making.
 The COA has devised a strategy to maintain continuous collaboration across the cultural, public, private and social sectors, as well as members of the communities served.
 The COA is committed to investing in arts education to provide a pathway for future artists and audiences who will support and invest in the arts in the coming decades.
“Artists, arts and cultural organizations and their audiences statewide, will be encouraged by the new plan,” said Fritz Jellinghaus, Chair of the Connecticut Arts Council. "The process itself, inclusive and intentional, involving hundreds of stakeholders across the state, results in recommendations and specific actions designed to meet the expectations of arts creators and consumers alike who want a flourishing arts environment and strong, growing creative economy. We all have a stake in the success of this strategy.” 
The entire strategic plan is available here."
THE POWER OF DESIGN

AIGA, the professional association for design, launched its Get Out the Vote campaign on President's Day, to "wield the power of design to motivate the American public to register and turn out to vote" in the 2016 general election, as well as local elections to come. Its success is measured, in its partnership with the League of Women Voters, by: its ever-growing online gallery of original, nonpartisan posters for printing and public distribution (if you are an AIGA member you can submit a design up until Election Day, Nov. 8); its organizing exhibitions in conjunction with the Republican and Democratic National Conventions and its own AIGA Design Conference (Las Vegas, October 17–19); and its programming local events, organized by AIGA chapters and student groups across the country in partnership with League of Women Voters affiliates and other local partners. Milton Glaser, who at 86 is "the irrepressible dean of American graphic design, still comes in to work at his Manhattan studio each morning, takes a pencil from a basket where they await, presharpened, pointy-end up, and begins to draw," was asked for his contribution and he produced the above image almost immediately. Glaser was the subject of a Bloomberg Businessweek article earlier this year, Milton Glaser Wants You to Prove You Exist, about his design for this project and his belief in the democratic necessity of voting. Glaser, by the way, was the designer of the "I ❤︎ New York" campaign, for which he was paid nothing, said in the interview that "I always try to convince my fellow designers that the role of design is not to persuade, it’s to inform. I believe that deeply. And that if you try to persuade people to do something that is against their best interest, you’re doing something that is selfish, pigheaded, stupid, and ultimately destructive." 

CREATIVES COUNT - HAVE YOU TAKEN THE SURVEY?
The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has launched Creatives Count, a survey to better understand the employment and professional needs of New England’s creative workers, especially artists. Designed to capture the complexity of creative work, the survey results will be used to ensure that creative workers are better served. Take the opportunity to share how much you count. 
Plus - when you complete the survey, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card! And let us know!
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             
BRIDGEPORT ART TRAIL 
OPEN CALLS FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
NOVEMBER 5

There are two open calls for video submissions for screenings to be held as part of the Bridgeport Art Trail.
Fragments: This is an open call for short (under 15 minutes - under 10 minutes preferred), single-channel video works to be included in a screening of work that appears to be fragments of a greater narrative, or snapshots that have no frame of reference. These ideas can be engaged with in depth or in a general sense. This screening will be held at Housatonic Community College on Friday November 11th. No screening fees are available at this time. 
Water: A separate open call is for short (under 10 minutes), single-channel video works to be included in a screening that deals with water as more than just landscape. Work that casts water as a character is preferred. These ideas can be engaged with in depth or in a general sense.
This screening will be held at the American Fabrics Arts Building on Saturday, November 12 and will run for the duration of the event. No screening fees available at this time.  For both calls: Send a link to the online preview of your work (or an expression of interest if you will FTP the video) by November 5, 2016. Please include name, title, date, duration, a brief statement, bio, and country of origin. Accepted works will be transferred via online FTP program, Vimeo preferred. Submit videos to: heidenvideo@gmail.com with subject header “BPT VIDEO CALL” and specify the screening you are submitting to.

TOWN OF WINDHAM
WINDHAM PROJECT 
NOVEMBER 18

Located in the "Quiet Corner" of Connecticut, the Town of Windham embraces the historic mill city of Willimantic and the traditional New England villages of North Windham, Windham Center, and South Windham. A great combination of rural living and small city life, Windham boasts the college campus of Eastern CT State University, Windham Hospital, ACT the Arts at the Capitol Theater and the Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy. In The Windham Project, the town plans to transform the streets, buildings, businesses, storefronts, parks, sidewalks, and restaurants of Willimantic into an alternative art space for five weeks from April 15 to May 25, 2017. The Town has a call for professional artists to create proposals for public art to be displayed in primarily outdoor spaces. The committee is looking for ephemeral, abstract, environmental, conceptual or realistic art, including but not limited to murals, film, photography, installations, sculpture and multi media artworks to be displayed as public art on Main Street. Entries will be accepted through November 18, 2016. The selections will be curated by a panel of art experts and based on artistic excellence. Artists who are selected will receive a stipend up to $1000. This is a collaborative project between Eastern Connecticut State University and the town of Windham. Funding is through businesses, non-profits, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on art proposals, submission instructions and the call to artists, go here.
STAMFORD ART ASSOCIATION 
FACES AND FIGURES
DECEMBER 16

The Stamford Art Association announces a call for entries for its next exhibition, Faces and Figures, running January 8-February 2, 2017 at its Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin St., Stamford. Receiving will be Friday Dec. 16 and Sat. Dec. 17, 12-3 pm. This is a juried show with cash prizes. The juror is Larry Morelli, Drawing and Figure Drawing Instructor at Norwalk Community College. Theme is any subject depicting faces and figures. Submission is by actual artwork only. Entry for SAA members: $15 for first piece, $10 each additional piece/nonmembers $25 first piece, $20 each additional piece. Wall work must be framed and wired for hanging or it will not be accepted. Additional submission information can be found on the SAA website as will a list of artists accepted. Deadline: December 17, 3pm
FRIENDS OF FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY
KERSHNER GALLERY
THE POWER OF COLOR
DECEMBER 19 

The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library announce a call for entries to the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery's first  community exhibition, The Power of Color, to be shown Jan.7-Feb. 19, 2017. Artists are invited to submit works exploring the use of color to express their ideas. 2-D, 3-D and video works will be accepted. Works must be current. Original works of art only (no reproductions). Accepted art must be hand delivered Jan. 6. All mediums, including photography, will be accepted with the following parameters: 2-D Works: Wall hung work must not exceed 36” framed in either direction. Wall hung work must be wired and ready for hanging. 3-D Works: Sculptural works must not exceed 30” w x 30” d x 72” h including the pedestal. All works must weigh less than 150 lbs. All sculptural works must be either freestanding or include a sturdy pedestal. Video Works: Artist must supply all equipment (ie. Monitors, DVD players, etc) for any video works, if selected. Installations: Due to space constraints, installations are limited to the same size restrictions as 3-D works. Installations may NOT alter the walls or floors of the gallery beyond hanging hooks.The non-refundable ENTRY FEE is $25 for one artwork. Checks should be made payable to the: Friends of the Faifield Public Library. Entries must be dropped off between hours of 9:30-11:00 am, Friday Jan. 6th to: Bruce S. Kershner Gallery Fairfield Library
1080 Old Post Road Fair eld, CT 06824
Artwork must be labeled on the back. Click here for entry form. Deadline: Dec. 19.
And Don't Forget...
Oct. 29: Carriage Barn Arts Center: Annual Photography Exhibition, Deadline
Oct. 31: apexart: Unsolicited Exhibition Program Deadline

Nov. c5: NEST Arts factory: 10x10 Exhibition Drop-off and Deadline (1-4pm)
OPPORTUNITIES                             
TERRA FOUNDATION 
SUMMER RESIDENCIES GIVERNY
JANUARY 15

The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences. To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting nominations for its Terra Summer Residency program. Founded in 2001, the residency brings together doctoral scholars of American Art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny, France. The program encourages independent work while providing seminars and mentoring by senior scholars and artists designed to foster reflection and debate. In 2017, the residency runs from June 5 to August 4. In addition to a $5,000 stipend and a travel contribution of up to $500, fellows receive on-site lodging, use of working facilities, and lunches for the duration of the residency. Nominees must be either a visual artist with a master’s degree or its equivalent at the time of application (Preference is given to those who have completed their degree within the past five years) or a doctoral candidate researching American art and visual culture or its role in a context of international artistic exchange prior to 1980. Applicants must be nominated by their dissertation advisor or professor or previous art-school supervisor. Each professor may nominate a maximum of two candidates each year. For complete program guidelines, click here. The 2017 Terra Summer Residency will run from June 5 to August 4. Applications are due January 15, 2017; awards will be announced in April 2017.
UCROSS FOUNDATION
RESIDENCY PROGRAM
MARCH 1

The Ucross Foundation Residency Program in Sheridan, Wyoming, offers the gift of time and space to competitively selected individuals working in all artistic disciplines. The Foundation strives to provide a respectful, comfortable and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life. The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year. Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers and composers. In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters. Lunch and dinners are prepared Monday to Friday by a professional chef with ample provisions on hand for breakfasts and weekends. Lunches are delivered to individual studio doors; group dinners take place at 6 p.m. Towels and all linens are provided, as is weekly housekeeping for bedrooms. There is cell phone service on the property and several wireless internet connection sites are available for resident use. Residents are responsible for providing their own working materials and for their travel to Sheridan, Wyoming. There is no charge for a residency. Artists, writers and composers, at all stages of their professional careers, are invited to apply to work on individual or collaborative projects. Fellows are chosen by a panel of professionals in the arts and humanities in a highly competitive application process. The quality of an applicant's work is given primary consideration. Application deadlines are March 1 for Fall Session, which runs from August through the first Friday in December. To apply, each applicant must complete a Ucross Foundation Residency Application Form and provide the required materials, including two letters of recommendation, a project description and a work sample as described in the Application Guidelines. There is a $40 nonrefundable application fee. There is no fee for a residency.
RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             
NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH 
NOVEMBER 30

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. NaNoWriMo is also a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (you guessed it) and is ready to assist and reward all competitors. It's on the NaNoWriMo site that you register, complete a profile, earn badges, get inspired and claim your win. There are plenty of resources out there to help. One of them, pictured above is  The NanoWriMo Survival Guide, put out by independent e-Book packager and publisher Book Baby. As the Guide announces: "You’ll confront numerous obstacles—time management, writer’s block, the LiterarYeti—all of which can leave you short of reaching your goal. But this Survival Guide is filled with dedicated tips and tools to help you get ready for November’s challenges, from outlining your novel to methods on reaching a daily word count." NaNoWriMo focuses on the length of a work rather than the quality, encouraging writers to finish their first draft so that it can later be edited at the author's discretion. NaNoWriMo's main goal is to encourage creativity worldwide. Starting in July 1999 with 21 participants, last year, according to the website there were 431,626 participants. Over 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published: see the complete list.
FRACTURED ATLAS
FISCAL SPONSORSHIP AND FUNDRAISING WEBINARS

Fractured Atlas is offering thirteen free fiscal sponsorship and fundraising sessions by webinar in November. Here is a sample. For full list, click here.
 Proposals and Grants for Fiscally Sponsored Projects
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7–8pm. Register
Focused on best practices when applying for a grant: an overview of different types of institutional support, how to find funders, what is needed in a proposal. 
 Introduction to Fundraising: Individual Donors and Online Campaigns
Weds. Nov. 2, 2–3pm. Register
Focused on cultivating individual donors: how to identify and engage donors, and how to keep them coming back! Individual appeal letters, tools like crowdfunding and online campaigns. Designed for fiscally sponsored projects ready to learn basic steps to start and run an individual giving program.
 Telling Your Story
Mon. Nov. 7, 7–8pm. Register
Successfully marketing your work or pitching yourself to donors often depends on your skills as a storyteller. Discussion on how to put your talents as an artist to good use in crafting the best possible story to present yourself to the public.
 Introduction to Fiscal Sponsorship
Wed. Nov. 9, 2–3pm. Register
This webinar is for those considering fiscal sponsorship. Introduction and overview of benefits of the program; how to apply to the Fractured Atlas fiscal sponsorship program, and criteria for approving applications.
Audience Building
Thur. Nov. 10, 2–3pm. Register
Ways to better understand your audience and their relationship to your work. Factors to identify different markets and how to assess those markets’ value to your project. 
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JOBS                             
HEATHER GAUDIO 
FINE ART
PREPARATOR/
REGISTRAR

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is in search of a part-time preparator/registrar. The commitment is for 2-3 days per week, $25/hour, with potential for growth. Our ideal candidate has the following attributes and experience: Must be a team player and have a pleasant, professional demeanor; have art handling experience on a gallery or institutional level; is well-organized, detail-oriented and precise; expert use of computers (preferably Mac); proficiency in Artbase or willing to learn; takes initiative, follows through on projects, manages time and tasks well, and stays cool under pressure; impeccable packing and wrapping skills; familiarity with artist materials and use of power tools; able to lift heavy objects. Duties include: Installation and Preparation: assist with installation and de-installation of gallery exhibitions; wrap, unwrap, crate, and uncrate incoming and outgoing artworks; order shipping materials and supplies; general maintenance of the gallery interiors and exterior (including lighting). Inventory Management: Work closely with gallery staff to ensure seamless movement of works in and out of the gallery; update inventory records; pack all artworks for local deliveries and Fed Ex; condition reports for incoming and outgoing artworks where necessary; organize and manage an off-site storage space. To apply for this position, submit cover letter and resume to: info@heathergaudiofineart.com with Preparator/Registrar in the subject line. References should be available upon request. No phone calls please.
NORTHWEST CT ARTS COUNCIL
OUTREACH AND MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR


The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council,
 Torrington, CT, is seeking a part-time Outreach and Membership Coordinator (21 hours/week)
. Reporting to the Executive Director, the responsibilities of the Coordinator include: managing the Council’s membership program and communications (artists and cultural businesses); managing appeal campaigns; recording all donor and membership data in CRM database, and building various reports from this; assisting with and/or managing Council functions and/or special projects as assigned. Skills required include: a knowledge and interest in arts, heritage and the humanities; experience with and knowledge of relational database structures and report functions (Salesforce); a strong grasp of Excel, and MS Word; the ability to see multifaceted assignments through in a timely and thorough manner with attention to detail. Experience using Quickbooks accounting is beneficial. The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, serves both the culture-loving public and the cultural community in its 25-town service area and surroundings by acting as a hub for all aspects of cultural information and resources to ensure that culture thrives in and around our region. Send resume and cover letter to Amy Wynn, Executive Director awynn@artsnwct.org
PEQUOT LIBRARY
PUBLIC PROGRAMS MANAGER

The Pequot Library, Southport, seeks an enthusiastic and energetic cultural leader to join the senior management team as a full time Public Programs Manager. This position reports to the Executive Director and manages the part-time School Programs Coordinator and Public Programs College/ University Interns. The Programs Manager serves as a liaison to related volunteer committees. In conjunction with the changing schedule of art exhibitions and installations of local archives and rare books and manuscripts, the Public Programs Manager develops and implements a wide variety of innovative and engaging public learning experiences for all ages, especially adults and families. Specifically the position manages an ambitious schedule of events involving artists, authors, musicians, performers and other vendors in the form of gallery talks, panel discussions, symposia, music concerts, theatrical performances, dance, book discussions/signings, and other related programming. This position works closely with the Library’s longstanding Meet the Author committee and major community partner, Music for Youth, as well as other similar community groups. Click here for detailed job description. Qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest and résumé by November 15 to the Executive Director by e-mail, coakley@pequotlibrary.org.

MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS
OFFICE ASSISTANT 
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING ASSISTANT 

Music Without Borders, a boutique concert presenting company in Stamford is seeking a person to fulfill a part-time office assistant/social media marketing position. Responsibilities include database management, social media marketing, writing press releases and other marketing materials. Music Without Borders, LLC, partners with venues, festivals and charity events in the Northeast to present world-class events over a multitude of genres. Prior social media marketing positions a must. Also must have experience working with Excel and Google Docs. Effective writing skills highly important. Time management is key. You need to be a self motivated and can work on your own. You should have experience marketing in the following platforms: LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook
and Twitter. Interested applicants: please send cover letter and resume to steve@musicconsultant.net.

Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Aldrich Museum: Teaching Artists
Devore Associates: Landscape Architect
Greenwich International Film Festival: Programmer
Hartford Stage: Resident Teaching Artist
New Canaan Library: Digital Services Librarian
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts: Director.
Westport Country Playhouse: Development Director and Database Analyst

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CALENDAR                             
OCTOBER
Oct. 29: Carriage Barn Arts Center: Annual Photography Exhibition, Deadline
Oct. 31: apexart: Unsolicited Exhibition Program Deadline

NOVEMBER
Nov. c1: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Begins
Nov. c1: I-Park (East Haddam): All-Discipline Site-Responsive Residency Deadline
Nov. c1: ASCAP Foundation, Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards Application
Nov. c1: American-Scandinavian Foundation Writing Fellowships and Grants
Nov. c5: Bridgeport Art trail Short Video Submissions (Water; Fragments)
Nov. c5: NEST Arts factory: 10x10 Exhibition Drop-off and Deadline (1-4pm)
Nov. 12: Creative Spaces for the Creative Economy, Bijou Theatre, 9:30-4:30pm
Nov. 16: Center for Craft, Creativity & Design: Materials-Based Research Grant 
Nov. 18: The Windham Project: Public Art Submissions Deadline
Nov. 18: Deadline to Count in #CreativesCount Survey
Nov. 29: Fairfield County Arts Association Members Show Drop-off
Nov. 30: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Ends (50,000 words later)

DECEMBER
Dec. c1: Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown: Writing Fellowships Application Deadline
Dec. c4: Poets & Writers Live: San Francisco: Inspiration Early-Bird Deadline
Dec. c5: Rauschenberg Foundation: Artist as Activist Fellowship Deadline
Dec. 15: Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant Application Deadline
Dec. 15: William H. Johnson Foundation: African-American Artist Prize Deadline
Dec. 16: Stamford Art Association's Faces & Figures Submission Deadline
Dec. 19: Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Library, Power of Color Submission Deadline

JANUARY
Jan. c6: Santa Fe Art Institute: Equal Justice Creative Residency Deadline
Jan. 14-15: Poets & Writers Live: San Francisco: Inspiration Workshops
Jan. 15: Terra Foundation: Summer Residency in Giverny Application Deadline

MARCH
March c1: Ucross Foundation: All-Arts Residencies Program Application Deadline

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