Subject: ARTISTS' NEWSLETTER - September 30, 2016

View this email online if it doesn't display correctly
ARTISTS' NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
October 1, 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 475 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
Scroll down for articles
OUR NEWS
❖ Congratulations to Winners of Regional Initiative Grants
Creative Spaces for the Creative Economy: Call for Ideas, Papers, Panels
❖ New Members: David Laurence Flynn, Peter Massini, Chris Perry

YOUR NEWS
❖ Members in Group Shows: Expressions at the Rowayton Arts Center, Bring on the Blue at Sugar & Olives. 
❖ Other news from Elizabeth Agresta, Binnie Birstein, Amy Bock, Bevi Bullwinkel, Alicia Cobb, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Joseph Dermody, Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Kat Evans, Heide Follin, Joe Gitterman, Scott Glaser, Bruce Horan, Jill Nichols, Donna Osterby-Brien, Chris Perry, and Phyllis Sinrich.
d
Members' Openings
Calendar of Members' Openings over the next 2 weeks

CALLS FOR ENTRIES - Deadlines
❖ Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins: Singular/Signature - Oct. 26
❖ apexart, nyc: Unsolicited Exhibition Program - Oct. 31

OPPORTUNITIES
❖ ASCAP Foundation: Herb Alpert Yung jazz Composer Awards - Nov. 1
❖ American-Scandinavian Foundation: Writing Fellows & Grants - Nov. 1

RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ BIG INK Comes to Center for Contemporary Printmaking - Nov. 8-9
❖ Creatives Count - So Take the Survey! 
❖ Creative Capital Webinar Series: How to Approach the Art World Gatekeepers
❖ New York Foundation for the Arts: Cultural Identity & The Creative Process - Nov. 14

JOBS
❖ Aldrich Museum: Teaching Artists
❖ Hartford Stage: Resident Teaching Artist
❖ New Canaan Library: Digital Services Librarian
❖ New Canaan Library: Programming Librarian

Jobs Still Available

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
CONGRATULATIONS TO REGI GRANT WINNERS
Last week we announced the winners of the Regional Initiative Grants (REGI), funded by the CT Office of the Arts and organized, in our region, by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. Eight grants ($3,500-$4,000 for collaborative, innovative projects bringing greater access to the arts in our communities) were awarded to: 
BackCountry Jazz/Bridgeport Schools: Thelonious Monk, Centennial Concerts; 
Ferguson Library/David Livingston: What Every American Should Know: A Community Art Project
Greater Bridgeport Latino Network/Rick Reyes: The Puerto Rican Songbook
Judy Gross, Curiale School, Bridgeport/New England Ballet: Encore, A Ballet Enrichment Cluster; 
Liz Squillace/Bridgeport Generation Now! Painted Stairway.  
Margaret Bodell/Restore Stratford, Save the Singers, a Community Mending; 
Ruben Marroquin/Burroughs Community Center, Interwoven, community weaving workshop; 
Westhill High School, Stamford/Creative Connections: Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) International Art Exchange.
The 21 applications were carefully reviewed and scored by a panel representing the geography and cultural activity in the region: Jane Davila, Artist/Nest Arts Factory, Bridgeport; Pamela Kuhn, Singer/Master Singers Chorus, Greenwich: Jeff Mueller, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan; Lou Ursone, Curtain Call Theatre, Stamford; and Susan Wallerstein, Educator/Norwalk Arts Commission, Norwalk. Read the press release here.  See Artist Members in Members News.
SPACE SUMMIT 2016: 
CALL FOR IDEAS, PAPERS, PANELS
Many of the unresolved living, working, making, selling, performing, exhibiting space issues and needs within our arts and culture community surfaced in a recent “charrette” held on behalf of the CT Office of the Arts, as part of its strategic planning effort. These include: 

an awareness of un-used or under-used space unavailable to cultural groups;
a great interest in sharing space (and educating owners/tenants of the productive benefits of sharing);
the wish that landlords could be more generous (or flexible) in renting/donating empty space;
the need for tax and other municipal incentives for cultural use of empty commercial space;
the need for bigger, better and better-equipped venues;
the shortage of required funding for renovations;
the need for a directory of available, usable, rentable, shareable and free spaces.

The Cultural Alliance is proposing a day-long “Space Summit.” This is a call for all those interested in proposing ideas for discussion, papers to be delivered, panels to be assembled. We are interested in needs statements and ideas and proposals for solutions from artists (visual, writing, performing, electronic and more), arts and cultural nonprofits, developers, funders and others. Send your ideas and proposals to: david@culturalalliancefc.org.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
DAVID LAURENCE FLYNN

David Laurence Flynn is a lighting designer and fabricator par excellence: creating objects that create environments. He has been making handcrafted lighting and wood designs since 1980: chandeliers, sconces, pendant lights, metal furniture, and sculptural pieces. He works on commission and executes work both from other designers, and individual clients. He believes the creative process is a collaborative journey, working with the client, discussing and exploring the concept and deciding on the medium: those mediums he enjoys working with include: wood, copper, brass, wrought iron, and glass. David also works on restoring and reproducing historic fixtures. His
 shop skills include forgework, torchwork, welding, silver soldering, sheet metal work, and lathe work. Most recently he has been drawn to modern designs by Stillnovo, Felix Agostini, Raak among others. David received his BA in Human Ecology, Anthropology and Design at the College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine. David was the Managing Director of the NEST Arts Factory from 2002 to 2014, where he now keeps his studio. See David's websiteHouzz profile, and Facebook page.
PETER MASSINI

Peter Massini is a Norwalk-based multi-disciplinary photographer currently working on a wide spectrum of project types, from commercial and editorial location assignments to fine art. An aerial photography specialist, he comments that his care, proficiency, and attention to detail "are only sharpened when I an forced from the common comfort of terra firma." Peter’s adventurous spirit finds him hanging from the open door of a helicopter on almost a daily basis, persistent in his quest for the best possible shot on each and every assignment. These qualities are evident in the work he does for his clients, as well as in his large-format iconography of New York City, which he has placed in private and corporate settings worldwide. From early in his photographic career, Peter has shown a particular sense for relational and geometric pattern, specifically in his landscape and cityscape work. He has spent the past decade honing this intuition through his frequent work from helicopters. This particular focus has brought a fresh, compelling aspect to his advertising and editorial assignments, but is perhaps expressed most dramatically in his personal artistic endeavors.
CHRIS PERRY
Chris Perry is a book artist, using hand-made books "to impart information without the use of words or images; the books themselves are the idea, the shape of the paper the information." Chris studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, moved to New York for an internship at the Guggenheim Museum and then worked  as a sculptor’s assistant. Although Chris had studied painting, he worked in the construction trades in New York, mostly as an architectural woodworker. After 30 years, he made his way back to painting. However, in an interview at the Center for Book Arts, he said that instead of painting he was actually mostly drawing and, after one disastrous book-related project, he decided he needed to learn bookbinding: "Before I knew what was happening, the binding process took over. Now that’s all I do." Beginning with a piece in the 2010 show I’ll cut thrU 2, he has now exhibited his book art widely, including at the Yale University Art Gallery, Denise Bibro Gallery in New York, The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center and Minot State University. This year he was the featured artist at the Center for Book Arts with his 154 Ripples: icicle. In a recent interview, he said, "I work primarily with new paper, cutting each page individually before collating then and binding them into a book. Most of the pieces have many volumes made this way. For the newest pieces I have started using existing books, most from the local library’s recycle bins and some given to me by people who know I want unwanted books. I sometimes save a volume or two to read before incorporating them into a piece, but I find that there are many books that probably should never have been published. Maybe I can add some missing value to them." See Members News below for his current shows. See Chris' 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
GROUP SHOWS & OTHER NEWS:
ERIN DOLAN, BEVI BULLWINKEL, MARY HAROLDBRUCE HORAN, SUSAN LEGGITT, DONNA OSTERBY-BRIEN, CHRIS PERRYNANCY WOODWARD all have work on display in the Rowayton Arts Center’s Expressions exhibit, opening Sunday Oct. 2, 4-6pm. The juror for the show is Sue Brown Gordon; the exhibit is chaired by Yuko Ike and co-chaired by Judy Noel and Kaz Oda. Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff will award the first Senator’s Selection prize at the opening.
Eleven of our members are among the 32 with blue work for sale to benefit the Westport Democratic Town Committee.  BINNIE BIRSTEIN, AMY BOCK, ERIC CHIANG, HEIDI LEWIS COLEMAN, SCOTT GLASER, DANIELLE GOLDSTEIN, MARY HAROLD, AMY KAPLAN, CYNTHIA MULLINS, DALE NAJARIAN and LYNN CARLSON POPAT all have work in blue as part of Bring on the Blue at Sugar & Olives, 21 Lois Street, Norwalk, this Thurs. Oct. 6, from 7pm. Guests include Dick Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, Elizabeth Esty and Jim Hines. Click here for tickets.
INDIVIDUALS
ELIZABETH AGRESTA has a solo show of recent landscape paintings, Because Moments Matter at the Greenwich Library - Cos Cob Branch (5 Sinawoy Road), opening Thursday Oct. 6, 6-8pm). Among all the local landscapes paintings, she is showing six paintings inspired by photographs submitted by members of the “Images of Greenwich” Facebook group. This made for an especially fun side project. 
FRANCES B. ASHFORTH has had her Water Study 52 (2016, 30"x30" unique water base monotype, detail at right) included in Art in Print Magazine, "News of The Print World, Selected New Editions," p.50. Sept.-Oct., 2016 issue. Two monotypes, Water Study 37 and Water Study 38 (30"x30" monotypes) are included in Various Shades of Grey, Invited New England Artists, curated by Mary Harding of the George Marshall Store Gallery, York, Maine. The show runs October 8 - November 13, 2016. And Frances' Water Study 41 won an Honorable Mention at the Ridgefield Guild Members Juried Show, through October 23. The juror was Kathryn Markel.
BINNIE BIRSTEIN has announced her studio schedule for Independent Work in Encaustic (Oct 2016 through Feb. 2017). "You work on your projects with my technical support in my fully equipped studio at Firing Circuits in Norwalk. I help you take your work to the next level, and visualize your ideas."
Choose any four dates, $320, pay in full at first session. For more information: see FCBuzz or 
binnie.birstein@gmail.com
AMY BOCK will be exhibiting oil paintings from her GroundWorks, Pollinators and Nature’s Dance series at the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery's Nature Transformed show at Fairfield Public Library, opening Sat., Oct. 8, 4:30-6:30 pm with an artist talk at 5:30pm. Among Amy's works is Red Jazz, (2016, oil on canvas, 30” x 24,” detail at right) Amy has said: "I hope to impart to the viewer the importance of conservation and preservation of the natural world. I often play with scale, enlarging slightly from actual size or portraying things that are normally seen only with the aid of a microscope or macro camera lens."
BEVI BULLWINKEL received Second Place in mixed media in Expressions, the juried show at Rowayton Arts Center (opening Sun. Oct 2, 4-6pm) for a piece entitled
"Quartet 1" (22" x 22" framed, cold wax and oil pigment stick on paper, click detail at right for full image). 

ALICIA COBB has returned from competing in Living Art America: the North American Bodypainting Championships Alicia says she's proud to say that she placed in the top ten of 26 international competitors. Photos and videos from the competition are starting to circulate on the Facebook page. See Alicia at right with her entry.
HEIDI LEWIS COLEMAN is exhibiting her acrylic & cut paper piece, Papavera, (2016, acrylic and cut paper on canvas, 30" x 24", detail at right) in The College Of New Rochelle’s upcoming show, COLOR-FUL at the Mooney Center Gallery (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, New York), October 1st - 22nd.  This regional show was juried by Dr. Patricia St. John, Chair, Graduate Division of Professional and Fine Arts at CNR.
JOSEPH DERMODY is showing his White Counterpoint (2016, melamine strips on canvas, 25x25) at the New York City Affordable Art Fair, represented by Elisa Contemporary Art at Booth 1.54. Public hours are: Sat. October 1, 11am – 8pm; Sunday, October 2 11am – 5pm at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York City. 70 galleries from around the world present hundreds of artists and artwork across all mediums priced from $50 to $10,000.
Two of CAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON's works will appear in the show Art Angels (...and Some Devils, Too) sponsored by the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) at 315 W. 39 Street, New York, Oct. 6-23, opening Oct. 20, 6-10pm. At right Sunlit Leaves, (2012, oil on canvas, 30” x 30”). Both are abstractions of brightly sunlit branches: the painting focusing on the colorful leaves, the second piece Sunlit Blossoms (2012, mixed media embroidered collage, 13” x 13”) on the blossoms. 
KAT EVANS is in a 3-person show at the Phoenix Gallery, New York City, along with Richard Des Jardins and Star Li. Included in Kat's new paintings on display is Color Awakenings VIII (2016, 36" x 36" acrylic on canvas collage). The show opens Thurs. Oct 6, 6-8pm at 548 West 28th St., Suite 528, and runs through October 29. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2008, the Phoenix Gallery has evolved from a prestigious artists' cooperative with members that included Elaine de Kooning, John Fischer, Red Grooms, and Alice Neel, into a community oriented center for all the arts.
HEIDE FOLLIN is participating in New Haven's City-Wide Open Studios, October 15-16 at the Goffe Street Armory, 290 Goffe Street, New Haven. Heide says it’s a big, fun, peeling armory full of artist studios and “site-specific work” to experience! Her studio is on the main floor, room 217— Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 6. At right some recent work: Green Field, (2016, acrylic on 300# watercolor paper, framed 27.5 x 36")

JOE GITTERMAN has his new commission, YIN/YANG, on view at the renovated S. L. Green Realty Corp. office complex in Valhalla, NY. Each bronze sculpture stands over 8 feet tall on 2½ foot granite cubes, with a worn, leather-like patina finish beautifully installed in the building's four-story glass atrium.
SCOTT GLASER has his The Three Graces (acrylic on empty inkjet cartridges mounted on canvas, 31" x 41," detail at right; click for full image) in the juried show Kismet, at The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery (11 N Water St) through December 2. The show is curated by Sooo-z Mastropietro. Scott commented that his painting illustrates the contrast between the mediums used by the old masters and the new. His materials are acrylics and coarse pumice applied to empty ink cartridges mounted on a 32"x42" canvas.
BRUCE HORAN has a set of his oil paintings on show up at Tablao Wine Bar and Restaurant, 86 Washington St, Norwalk, (at right) through October. He also has a range of work at the Love Art Gallery, 132 Washington Street, Norwalk. Bruce's painting, Lord Lenox won Honorable Mention in oils at Rowayton Arts Center's Expressions show, opening Sunday Oct. 2.
JILL NICHOLS' Golden Sequentials (2016, oil on board, 30"x30") is in In Practice, a University of New Haven faculty exhibition at Seton Gallery, Dodds Hall, 300 Boston Post Rd, West Haven, through November 7. The scene in the painting compelled her with its depth, looking down, as well as the vastness of the horizon. In re-creating the painting from a field study, she felt that the square format would lend itself best to emphasize the two viewpoints. She overlay the Fibonacci sequence in Photoshop and that’s where things got interesting. Read more here  about her use of the Fibonacci Sequence.
DONNA OSTERBY-BRIEN will be the featured presenter for the Fairfield County Art Association's October Artist Presentation  Wed., Oct. 19, 7-9 pm at Roger Ludlowe Middle School Library, 689 Unquowa Rd, Fairfield. Donna will show examples of her work and will discuss and explain the impact Intuitive Process Painting has had on her personal approach to life. She will encourage attendees to begin their own Intuitive Process Journal by offering some tools in the form of ideas and suggested materials. At right, Donna's Dragon Mask (2016, 12"x12").
Double Congratulations to new member CHRIS PERRY for winning Best in Show for 139 Ripples Sparkling (at right and see description hereat the Rowayton Arts Center's Expressions, opening Sunday Oct. 2, 4-6pm, as well as First Place for 161 Ripples, Downpour in the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' 39th Annual Juried Exhibition. Chris says the Ripples series "started with a love of the flip-book…and now tells of water, water structures and their effect on other things. I try to convey this through the number and size of volumes, how the filaments are employed and where and what happens inside."
PHYLLIS SINRICH has work in the New Canaan Society for the Arts' 39th Annual Member Exhibit at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, through October 30. She also has Young Woman of Riva, Italy (2016, photograph on canvas, 26”x 22,” framed, detail at right) in John Singer Sargent...Accepts With Pleasure, opening at the New Canaan LibraryOctober 15, 4 to 6 pm, and running through Oct. 30. The show is a reprise of a Loft Artists Association exhibition that explores Sargent's legacy through the interpretations of LAA members.
Compiled List of Artist Member Openings & Events

Sun. Oct.2: Rowayton Arts Center, Expressions. Opening, 4-6pm. (Bevi Bullwinkel, Erin Dolan, Mary Harold, Bryce Horan, Susan Leggitt, Donna Osterby-Brien, Chris Perry and Nancy Woodward).
Sun. Oct 2: NYC Affordable Art Fair, 125, W. 18th St, New York. 11am-5pm. (Joseph Dermody - Booth 1.54)
Thur. Oct. 6: Elizabeth Agresta, Because Moments Matter. Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Rd. Opening reception, 6-8pm.
Thur. Oct. 6: Group Show, Phoenix Gallery, 548, W. 28 St., New York City. Opening 6-8pm. (Kat Evans)
Thur. Oct. 6: Bring on the Blue, Sugar & Olives, 21 Lois Street, Norwalk. 7pm. (Binnie Birstein, Amy Bock, Eric Chiang, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Scott Glaser, Danielle Goldstein, Mary Harold, Amy Kaplan, Cynthia Mullins, Dale Najarian and Lynn Carlson Popat)
Sat. Oct 8: Nature Transformed, Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Public Library. Opening reception, 4:30-6:30pm; artists' talk, 5:30pm (Amy Bock)
Sat. Oct. 15: John Singer Sargent Accepts With Pleasure, New Canaan Library. Opening Reception, 4-6pm (Phyllis Sinrich)
Oct. 15-16: New Haven City-Wide Open Studios, Goffe St. Armory, 12-6pm. (Heide Follin)
Wed. Oct. 19: Donna Osterby-Brien, Fairfield County Artists Association October Artist Presentation. Fairfield Ludlowe Middle School Library. 7-9pm 
Links in blue indicate events listed on FCBuzz.org
Check FCBuzz.org for listings of all events by our members!
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             
CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY 
COLORADO SINGULAR/SIGNATURE
OCTOBER 26

Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, is a nonprofit photography organization providing support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. The Center has issued a call for entries for Singular/Signature "A single image has the power to tell stories, impact the viewer, and change the way we see. Often, a signature image comes to define an artist/photographer or a body of work. Show us your most impactful images." All artist renditions on the theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit. The juror is Alyssa Coppelman is an independent photo editor with 15 years of experience, primarily as Assistant Art Director of Harper’s Magazine.  All chosen artists are invited to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing on the reception weekend. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition. Awards: Juror’s Selection: $400.00; Director’s Selection: $200.00. Entry: $29 for  three images ($35 for non-members). Submission instructions here.
apexart 
UNSOLICITED EXHIBITION PROGRAM
OCTOBER 31

apexart, a nonprofit art gallery at 291 Church Street, New York, is accepting proposals for its Unsolicited Exhibition Program through October 31. The 3 highest-ranked proposals will be presented at apexart’s New York City space as part of the 2017-18 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit ideas online. Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions. They cannot exceed 500 words and must be submitted in English. No biographical statements, CVs, or links can be included within the application - just describe the exhibition you want to create and why. Projects are judged by the strength of their ideas and the organizer’s ability to communicate. An international jury of more than 150 individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, rates the proposals. The organizers of the three highest-ranked proposals receive funding for the proposed exhibition as well as an honorarium, and work closely with the apexart team to turn their idea into an apexart exhibition. To submit an exhibition proposal, CLICK HERE
And Don't Forget...
Oct. 14: Westport Arts Center: More Than Words: #iammore Submission Deadline
Oct. 15: Re-Made in Bridgeport Creative Re-Use Contest Deadline
Oct. 15: Ridgefield Guild of Artists: Festive Home Crafts Submission Deadline

OPPORTUNITIES                             
ASCAP FOUNDATION
 HERB ALPERT YOUNG JAZZ COMPOSER AWARDS
NOVEMBER 1

Established in 1975, the ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past, and sustaining the creative incentive for today's creators through a variety of educational, professional, and humanitarian programs and activities serving the entire music community. The foundation, in partnership with the Herb Alpert Foundation, is accepting applications for its Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards, which are designed to encourage talented young jazz composers. To be considered, applicants must submit an original score or chart of one composition accompanied by a CD indicating proper track (if applicable). A cash prize will be awarded to be shared equally among the co-writers of each musical work or composition. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (or possess a student visa) and be under the age of 30 as of December 31, 2016. Click here for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION 
WRITING FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
NOVEMBER 1

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) 
is the leading cultural and educational link between the U.S. and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. An American non-profit organization, the ASF works to build international understanding with an extensive program of fellowships, grants, intern/trainee sponsorship, publishing and membership offerings. It awards Fellowships annually of up to $23,000 and grants of up to $5,000 to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators for study and research in Scandinavia. For travel in the 2017–2018 academic year, using the online submission system, submit up to 15 pages of poetry, 20 pages of prose, or 10 pages of work translated into English (along with the original text), a project proposal, a project budget, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation with a $60 entry fee by November 1. Click here for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             
BIG INK 
COMES TO CCP

Next weekend, October 8 and 9, go see a one-of-a-kind giant mobile press in action. BIG INK will be demonstrating large scale woodcut printing from 10 am to 5 pm, both days, outside the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) in Mathews Park, Norwalk. The rain or shine event is free and open to all. The BIG INK is debuting a mobile 48" x 96" printmaking press, dubbed "The Big Tuna," at CCP. Twelve artists from Connecticut, New York, and as far away as Michigan and California have been carving larger-than-life woodblocks to be printed throughout the day. Two of our members, Roxanne Faber Savage and Nomi Silverman will be taking part.
CREATIVES COUNT
- SO TAKE 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. Creative workers are a vital part of our region’s vibrancy, but are often undercounted - and underserved - because of the fluid nature of their work life. You can help change that! Artists and creative workers of New England are therefore invited to: 
Answer questions about your jobs, income, and career priorities
 Enter a drawing to win $25 gift cards
Count yourself in ... and encourage creatives in your networks to do the same.
The survey is designed to capture the complexity of creative work - take the opportunity to convey how much you count. Help advocates, service providers, and other stakeholders ensure that creative workers are better served by employment analysis, program planning, and advocacy strategies. Analysis of your responses will be included in a report on the whole creative sector in New England that will be released in spring, 2017. Thank you!
CREATIVE CAPITAL WEBINAR 
HOW TO APPROACH AND ENGAGE THE GATEKEEPERS OF THE ART WORLD
SHARON LOUDEN

Led by artist Sharon Louden, this 4-part webinar series is geared to visual artists yearning for guidance on how best to approach and communicate with the gatekeepers of the art world: galleries, curators, collectors, museum professionals, and more. This webinar series will answer the most frequently-asked questions by artists by calling upon the personal experiences and advice of many different experts in the art world. Participants will exercise different approaches to adopt into their own practice to close the gap between artists and gatekeepers.
Part 1: Content of the Correspondence
Tuesday, October 4, 7:00-8:30pm

Learn about research, developing a template to work from, language to use in your correspondence.
Part 2: The Approach
Tuesday, October 11, 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
Tuesday, October 18, 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
Tuesday, October 25, 7:00-8:30pm

How to continue and maintain your new relationships with galleries, curators, collectors and museums.
$100.00 for the series. Register here.

NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
CULTURAL IDENTITY AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS: CHOREOGRAPHERS
NOVEMBER 14

Join the New York Foundation for the Arts at Gibney Dance for a lively panel on November 14 at 7pm for a panel of acclaimed, innovative choreographers who will discuss the ways in which identity (both self- and culturally-defined) influences their creative process, as well as how the expectations of presenters, audiences, and collaborators impact their work. Moderated by Wendy Perron (NYFA Fellow in Choreography ‘85). List of panelists will be announced soon.

Title: Cultural Identity & the Creative Process: Choreographers
Date: Monday, November 14, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, New York, NY
Cost: $10
Registration: Click here

For more information, please contact NYFA Senior Officer for Special Events & Individual Giving, Ellen Claycomb, at eclaycomb@nyfa.org.

JOBS                             
HARTFORD STAGE
RESIDENT 
TEACHING ARTIST

Tony Award winning Hartford Stage is seeking a full-time Teaching Artist. Ideal candidates will have experience in theatre and education with strong teaching skills, including classroom management, understanding of arts-integration and curriculum development, and experience working with students of all ages. Ability to communicate with students proficiently in both English and Spanish is a plus. A degree in theatre and/or education, or equivalent experience, is required. Areas of responsibilities include: teaching all Hartford Stage education programs, including in-school, afterschool, and Studio, developing curriculum, and providing administrative support. Ability to stay flexible and positive and thrive in a fast-paced, busy department is a must. Hartford Stage is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. Equal Opportunity Employer. Email cover letter, resume and references to jroberts@hartfordstage.org. No phone calls, please.
ALDRICH MUSEUM
TEACHING ARTISTS

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum hires Teaching Artists to plan and implement hands-on workshops for families, school programs, after-school programs, summer camp sessions, and other programs for all ages that feature or include art making. Teaching artists are integral to the Museum’s core mission of bringing artists and audiences together in creative and stimulating ways. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: developing age- and contextually-appropriate lesson plans, directed by and/or in coordination with Museum Education staff; providing arts instruction to participants of varying ages, backgrounds, and art-making experience; preparing, coordinating, and obtaining equipment, materials, and supplies for classes; participating in training, program development, and program/project assessment with Museum Education staff as required; submitting project/program documentation, and more. See complete position description here. To apply, send a current résumé and cover letter, providing detailed information on your academic, artistic, and professional experience, to tmoore@aldrichart.org.
NEW CANAAN LIBRARY
DIGITAL SERVICES LIBRARIAN

The New Canaan Library seeks a Digital Services Librarian to provide IT support to the public and staff in a timely, professional manner; maintain the IT infrastructure in optimal condition; develop innovative STEM programming that responds to community need and interest; teach and train; compile, analyze and present a broad range of library metrics; fosterg collaboration and partnerships with local schools and community organizations; and participate in cross-departmental projects as required. For responsibilities, deliverables, skills and attributes and qualifications required click here.
NEW CANAAN LIBRARY
PROGRAMMING LIBRARIAN

The New Canaan Library seeks a full-time Programming Librarian to develop and organize diverse and wide ranging programs for adult population of the community; to develop targeted programs and classes for underserved interest groups and communities; to participat in cross-departmental project teams as required; and to initiate, build and foster communication, collaborations and partnerships with a wide range of institutions, businesses, interest groups and communities. For full job description, click here.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available
Aldrich Museum: Junior Graphic Designer.
Creative Arts, New Haven: 2017 Gallery Fellowship
Devore Associates: Landscape Architect
Philip Johnson Glass House: Chief Curator
Silvermine Arts Center: Maintenance Manager
URU: The Right to Be: Communications Coordinator
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts: Director.
FOLLOW US! 
Follow the Cultural Alliance on Facebook and Twitter (if you're not a member, sign up!). Then share this newsletter with your friends. Thanks!
CALENDAR                             
OCTOBER
Oct. c2: Billboard Creative: Submission Deadline
Oct. c3: MCCon Main (Manchester): Redux Submission Deadline
Oct. c4: Creative Capital Webinar #1 with Sharon Louden
Oct. 11: Creative Capital Webinar #2 with Sharon Louden
Oct. 14: Westport Arts Center: More Than Words: #iammore Submission Deadline
Oct. 15: Re-Made in Bridgeport Creative Re-Use Contest Deadline
Oct. 15: Ridgefield Guild of Artists: Festive Home Crafts Submission Deadline
Oct. 18: Creative Capital Webinar #3 with Sharon Louden
Oct. 25: Creative Capital Webinar #4 with Sharon Louden
Oct. 26: Center for Fine Art Photography: Singular/Signature Submission Deadline
Oct. 28: Photography Center of Cape Cod: Water in Motion Submission Deadline
Oct. 31: apexart: Unsolicited Exhibition Program Deadline

NOVEMBER
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. 16: Center for Craft, Creativity & Design: Materials-Based Research Grant Deadline

DECEMBER
Dec. c1: Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown: Writing Fellowships Application Deadline
Dec. c4: Poets & Writers Live: San Francisco: Inspiration Early-Bird Deadline
Dec. 15: Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant Application Deadline
Dec. 15: William H. Johnson Foundation: African-American Artist Prize Deadline

JANUARY
Jan. 14-15: Poets & Writers Live: San Francisco: Inspiration Workshops
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are very grateful for the support of our individual and organization members, our individual donors and the following organizations.
Gate Lodge at Mathews Park, 301 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850, United States
You may unsubscribe or change your contact details at any time.