Subject: Artists' Newsletter - April 23, 2017

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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County, CT
APRIL 21, 2017
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members through 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 Month
Listen to the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis. If the issue is jobs, the arts and culture sector employed 4.8 million people in 2014. If the issue is trade, our arts and culture sector produces a trade surplus. And if the issue is the economy, just remember that the arts contributed more than $730 billion to our economy in a single year. But this argument is not enough. These numbers are not why we support the arts. They can’t be. To me, numbers will never explain what happens the moment the curtain rises or the lights go up. They don’t measure the quickening of our hearts in time with the music, the widening of our eyes, or the suspension of our disbelief. They don’t capture the changes of heart, the new questions sparked, the sense of possibility that is opened. They don’t capture the impact on a life trajectory that the arts can have.
Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, Nancy Hanks Lecture March 20 2017
Come join us for the 7th stop on our Progressive Gallery Tour 2016-17 on Wed. April 26, 6pm. Help celebrate browngrotta arts' 30th anniversary with Rhonda Brown and Tom Grotta during their once-a-year, 10-days-only, Art in the Barn exhibition, Still Crazy After All These Years at their barn/home in Wilton.  Find out more and register here.
Tickets are again going fast - so sign up now for the second Cultivating Collectors panel discussion. The Landscape of Collecting will be held Thurs. April 27, 6pm at Silvermine Arts Center. This second discussion will focus on how collectors are best educated and focused on our own Fairfield County community. Speakers include Evan Beard (U.S. Trust), Marty Baron (collector), Sharon Butler (Two Coats of Paint), Robin Jaffe Frank (writer, curator) Terri Smith (Franklin Street Works), and Dmitri Wright, painter. Register here.
Don't miss this special lecture by master painter David Dunlop, teacher, lecturer, writer and artist on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop and other DVDs about painting. David is giving his lecture: The Science of Expression; Art and Design as a special CAFC event at the Westport Arts Center, Sat. April 29, 2:30-4pm. We hope you will come, learn from David, and support the Cultural Alliance! Just $20 ($25 non-members). Find out more and sign up here.
You can now purchase tickets for the Cultural Alliance's second Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards Breakfast will be held at The Shore and Country Club, Norwalk on Weds. June 7, 7:30am. Special Guest Speaker will be Broadway star Kelli O'Hara (at right). Master of Ceremonies will again be James Naughton. Platinum sponsors: Cohen & Wolf; Hobbs, Inc., Shipman & Goodwin, and United Capital. Awards will be made in Corporate, Artist, Nonprofit, Educator & Citizen categories. Winners announced and tickets next week. For names of award winners and tickets, click here.
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A professional fine artist and teacher based in Norwalk, Eddie Niño's rigorous academic training brings a traditional foundation but yet modern vision to both his work and art lessons. Born in Colombia, Eddie moved to the United States at the age of 14 and began classical training in the Stamford and Greenwich area focusing on portrait painting and drawing. He continued his studies in New York City at Grand Central Academy of Art, The Art Students League of New York and with noted art teacher Andrew Reiss in Brooklyn, NY. After studying for more than 10 years he then launched his career as a serious fine artist and created his own art school: The Eddie Nino Art School in South Norwalk. Since then, Eddie has been sharing his knowledge with students of all levels and ages throughout a patient analytic approach of teaching. He currently specializes in realist portraiture and landscape painting, experimenting with both chiaroscuro and bright rich color. Eddie's many honors and accomplishments include private commissions, solo and group shows, numerous awards from the tri-state area, and published artwork in the book: Classical Life Drawing Studio. In 2016, Eddie showed in Artists and Residents at 22 Haviland Gallery, Norwalk, and in Latin Figures, Gateway Community College, New Haven, and had a solo exhibition, The Landscape Show, at the Greenwich Art Society Gallery. See Eddie's website, his school's Facebook page, and his Instagram account.

Joe Provey is a largely self-taught painter, with a studio at the NEST Arts Factory in Bridgeport. He studied art history at Boston College and Brown University and eventually started to paint himself. He enjoys discovering new ways to paint, many of which can be seen in his recent series of seascapes and landscapes. His current fascination is with layering oil glazes over a “base painting” that has been roughed in with oils or acrylics. He likes when the underlying texture creates unexpected and intriguing "surprises" when the glazes are applied. He applies paints and mediums with palette knives, rags, gloved fingers, and even eyedroppers … but almost never with a brush. He says: "In my work, wiping away paint is nearly as important as applying it. My goal is to paint in ways analogous to how light falls, how the sea moves, how trees grow, and how buds bloom. I like it best when a painting just happens without a lot of intervention from me." Joe’s subjects are often from nature, especially the sea, beaches, trees, leaves, flowers, and stones. He says he strives toward presenting the natural beauty he sees and feels: “My paintings approach being abstract but always have a foot planted in “reality.”

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Michael J. Clocks, Marcella Kurowski (Looketha), Ruben Marroquin,  Liz Squillace, and Lee Walther all have work in the Colorblends Artist Open House, Sat. April 22, 10am-6pm - and running through May 12. The pop-up art show takes place in the newly renovated Colonial Revival mansion, site of the Colorblends spring bulb collection at 893 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport
Cynthia Mullins, Nancy Moore, and Chris Perry are three of the artists conducting tours and speaking about their work during the Ridgefield Guild of Artists' first Open Studio Day, Sat. April 22. The day kicks off with a champagne brunch at 10:30 at Rockwell Art and Framing (470 Main Street) and the studios are open from 11am through 3pm. Special offer: 2-for-1. $25 now buys you two tickets.
Frances Ashforth, Paul Berger, Bevi Bullwinkel, Eric Chiang, Erin Dolan, Barbara LossCynthia Mullins, Phyllis Sinrich, and Karen Vogel all have work in the Carriage Barn's Spectrum exhibition, opening this Sat. April 22, 4-6pm. Curated by Adrienne Ruger Conzelman, of ARC Fine Art, the show comprises works rendered solely in gray scale -- black and white and anything in between. 
Leslie Giuliani and Roxanne Faber Savage are giving a  multi disciplinary "maker" class on Sewn Encaustic BooksSat. April 29, 1-5pm at Leslie's studio, 29 Huckleberry Lane, Weston. The cost: $150 (with no charge for materials). Artists will begin by making encaustic monotypes on “Encaustiflex,” a flexible paper-like fabric material. Following the encaustic painting and printing, artists will fold and sew their monotype “panels” into unique artist’s books. Artists may create a pictorial or narrative sequence using encaustic painting, stamping, digital transfer, machine or hand stitching or lacing. For more information email Leslie
Nina Bentley, Miggs Burroughs, Susan Fehlinger, Jane Lubin, Marjorie Poe, and Tammy Winser are among the artists participating in the Westport Woman's Club Annual Fundraiser, Sat. April 29, 5-8pm and Sun. 30, 12-4pm only. The show is dedicated to the memory of recently deceased legendary local artist Naiad Einsel. Admission is free and open to the public. 30% of sales will benefit need-based scholarships for Staples seniors. Click image for full postcard invitation.
Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta, Elise Black, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Lisa Cuscuna, Loren DePalma, Joseph Dermody, Emily Derr, Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Heide Follin, Karen Kent, Lesley Koening, Dale Najarian, and Florence Suerig all will be showing in the Greenwich Arts Council's annual ART to the Avenue exhibition of work in Greenwich stores. The show opens with a bang Thursday May 4, 5:30-8pm around town, and then there's an after-party at the Arts Council, 7:30-9:30pm. See list of all artists and a map of where they are showing.
Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta is showing in the Greenwich Arts Council's annual ART to the Avenue exhibition of work in Greenwich stores. For the month of May, Elizabeth will be showing some of her local landscapes and New York cityscapes at Putnam & Vine - Wine & Spirits, a delightful retail establishment located at 39 East Elm Street in Greenwich. All are welcome to a wine and food reception on opening night, Thursday, May 4th, 5:30-8pm. At right, Elizabeth's Cabbies (2017, oil on panel, framed 24 x 28").
Spectrum will include one of Paul Berger’s latest photographs – Linked In (at right, click for larger image). This original black-and-white silver gelatin print captures intricate details on an antique piece of mining equipment. The print is 16 x 20” using traditional darkroom processes, working from a medium format film negative. The photo was taken in Death Valley, California last spring. 
AMY BOCK has a solo show at the satellite gallery of The Ridgefield Guild of Artists at Sotheby’s International Realty, 470 Main Street, Ridgefield. Entitled Varied & Various, the show will contain paintings from Amy's many different series of works. Click on composite image to right for larger view. The show opens with a reception this Sat., April 22nd 10:30am-noon, and runs through July 16th.
Ann Chernow has two lithographs, I Wake Up Screaming, and Sweet Dreams Baby, (both 2016, 17 x 22," editions of 7) in the Westport Arts Center's Main Street to Madison Avenue exhibition, opening Fri. April 21, 6-8pm and running through June 23. 
Heidi Lewis Coleman will be exhibiting her piece, RIVENDELL, (2016, 24x24", acrylic and cut paper on canvas, click for larger image) at J. Crew during New Canaan's upcoming ART IN THE WINDOWS, May 4th - 20th. Opening night celebration is Thurs., May 4, 5:30-7:30pm. Heidi comments that Rivendell is part of her Dreamscape Series which reflects an exploration of imaginary landscapes inspired by the ancient lands of mythology and cultural lore, whether historical, fictional or fantastical.
Carlos Davila is exhibiting four works at Portal Art Fair (Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall Street, New York, May 3-12): two wall assemblages (including Saturn VII) and two large-scale floor sculptures. The scientific inventions, mathematical discoveries, architecture, and the cuneiform writing of disparate ancient cultures are a source of inspiration for his sculptures. Carlos is also installing Titanosaurus (at righ), a large scale public sculpture at a public park in Suwanee, Georgia as part of that city’s SculpTour. Titanosaurus is constructed of stainless steel and marine-grade teak and other hardwoods, and is over 16′ long and 12′ high.
Freelance illustrator Emily Derr of Stamford is featuring 11 framed illustrations for sale from 3 collections including her If it's Not Baroque, Don't Fix It series, during Art to the Avenue at Runway 85 at 85, Greenwich Ave. "I am elated to work with the store manager Martine and Runway 85!," said Emily. "My fashion illustrations are well-aligned with the fashion-forward product and ambience of Runway. It is a fun, hip, yet intimate space, with a lot of foot traffic. I am looking forward to the excitement, exposure to art enthusiasts, and the positive energy to be experienced during Art to the Avenue."
Carol Nipomnich Dixon has four oil paintings and eight embroidered collages featured at C. Parker Gallery, as part of ART to the Avenue (opening reception Thurs. May 4, 5:30-8pm). Artists’ Garden (embroidered collage, 16" X 16", at right, click for larger image) incorporates William Morris fabrics, images from Klimt’s paintings, and photo fragments from her own garden. Carol also has five art works in Spring Colors, at the Gertrude White Gallery of the Greenwich YWCA, 259 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich.
Loren DePalma will have her paintings on display at Bank of America for ART to the Avenue in Greenwich from May 4th through May 29th. The address is 240 Greenwich Avenue and there will be a opening reception from 5:30 to 8pm on the opening night. Lauren is showing some new work inspired by a recent trip to the Yucatán. Beautiful Agony (2017, 16x12, acrylic on canvas) is just one of the series "based on nature with emotional concepts woven in."
Erin Dolan's contribution to the Spectrum show opening at The Carriage Barn this Sat. April 22, is from her 350 series. This monochrome series appears perfectly appropriate to the show as Erin says: "I set out in this series to create 350 paintings using only black and white paint to raise awarness about the topic of CO2 in the atmosphere. 350 parts per million is the number we need to be within, in order to keep the planet healthy. We are currently around 400 parts per million. This series was created to demonstrate the mass and scale, of CO2 in our atmosphere. I personally feel this is a very black and white issue." At right, 350 Series: Alterations in CO2 (2016, oil on canvas coard, 8" x 8" each)
Philip Eliasoph’s curating, research and publications on Adolf Dehn, N.A. [1895-1968] has successfully returned the American master lithographer and watercolorist into the limelight. Dehn, critically esteemed as the “dean of American lithographers” was the subject of a recent exhibition of his Manhattan urban landscapes at the Fairfield University Art Museum. Philip’s Adolf Dehn: Midcentury Manhattan will be published this summer by The Artist Book Foundation. 
Heide Follin will be showing her paintings at Steven Alan, 82 Greenwich Avenue, during ART to the Avenue. The opening reception at the store and festivities throughout participating Greenwich businesses will be Thursday, May 4, from 5:30 - 8 PM. All artwork will be in place and for sale until May 29 through the Greenwich Arts Council. Hidden Valley (acrylic, 36 x 27.5 inches framed) is about the gorgeous valleys Heide encountered while traveling in Bhutan last fall. She writes: "Each valley reveals itself as a wonderful new lush surprise as you descend from each mountain pass around the many crazy winding roads."
Sandy Garnett is showing at Art Expo NYC April 21-24 (Booth S226) - Saturday 4/22 11am -7pm, Sunday 4/23 11am-7pm, Monday 4/24 10am-3pm. He is offering free Collector Passes - Click here for your free pass.
Barry Guthertz has a solo show of his sepia photographs, Floraphilia Revisited, at the SoHoPhotoGallery, 15 White St, New York, opening Tues. May 2, 6-8pm, and running through June 3. Barry writes: "It’s a challenge to share the very essence of the flower I’m shooting-- to reveal the velvety surface of a leaf, or the fine hairs on a flower stem. I use digital sepia toning to add another layer of depth and mood to my images–while giving me the ability to better communicate the feelings that moved me to click the shutter when I did."
Karen Kent is showing eleven of her owl pieces in Richards (the clothing store on the avenue) for the duration of the Art to the Avenue show in Greenwich stores. Richards' is at 359 Greenwich Avenue. The work to the right is a detail of Karen's New Year’s Eve Party (2017, 30x40,” oil on canvas; click for complete image).
Daniel Lanzilotta's T-FREQUENCY (2015, plastic ocean debris, click for larger image) makes an appearance in Off the Walls: From Junk to Art, an exhibition curated by Willie Cole at the Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street, Catskill, opening Sat. April 22, 5-7pm.
Barbara Loss' image of a 1949 Plymouth, Going Strong (2016, 16x20," black and white metallic print) was juried into Spectrum, opening at the Carriage Barn this Sat. April 22, 4-6pm. This was the car sent to greet Barbara in Havana last year, and it was still "going strong"!
Airborne (2017, 20x24," detail at right, click for complete image), one of Phyllis Sinrich's photographs was selected for the upcoming juried show at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan: “Spectrum 2017: Grayscale.” Juror Adrienne Ruger Conzelman of ARC Fine Art gave emphasis to form, texture, perspective, context and content in making her selections. The exhibition will be on view from April 22 to May 21. Opening Reception is from 4 to 6 on Saturday, April 22.
Karen Vogel has two monochrome monoprints in the Spectrum exhibition, Grayscale, at Carriage Barn. Grounded (2016, image 18x18, paper size 22x30," at right; click for larger image) and Sounds of Silence.  Both of these works, comments Karen, "represent moments in time when we need to be still and experience moments of silence."
Lee Walther has her unique One of a Kind Tables" (at right; click image for larger picture) - 20×20" handmade tables, featuring a clear acrylic, empty lidded box that becomes a see-through center piece of the table - featured both at the Colorblends Artist Open House (opening April 22; running through 22) and also included in Tiger Lily's designer vignette at Sorelle Gallery (84 Main St., New Canaan), opening Thurs. April 27, 5-8pm.
Lee Walther also has two of her "Tree Spirit" photographs included in the Earthfest2017 exhibition, My Park City  at Read's Artspace, opening Thurs. April 20 and running through the end of the month. Photographed next to an old house in Black Rock - a hollow stump, less than 5 feet tall - one of many “Tree Spirits” Lee has seen and photographed: "They are very old and wise and have witnessed so much over the years," she says.
Elizabeth White will be holding a workshop at Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd), Sun. April 22nd 3-5pm, to demonstrate the process of life-casting leaves with cement. She will show leaf sculptures in various stages of completion  and discuss simple mold making and use of pigments and finishes. Equipment and materials will be provided for participants, who will learn to make and apply mortar mix and bring home their work for a curing period. Register by calling 718-463-7700 or here.,
Tammy Winser is showing ALL U CAN EAT (2017, 20x20," acrylic and collage on canvas) in the Westport Woman's Club Art Show FundraiserSat. April 29, 5-8pm and Sun. 30, 12-4pm only. The painting, from her “Pests of Westport” series explores, in Tammy's words, "what anyone with a beautiful garden struggles with during the warm months of the year: those pesky deer. They roam unchecked and often decimate flora seemingly overnight. Poking fun at their actions helps alleviate the grief they cause in their quest to survive in suburbia."
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The Connecticut Office of The Arts (COA) announces that it is getting READI (Relevance, Equity, Access, Diversity and Inclusion) and your input is important. "COA is committed to these READI principles and to supporting and fully engaging diverse members of the artist community in arts policy, practice and decision-making. Changing demographics invite opportunity for responsible and responsive social change by attracting NEW perspectives connecting creative minds, a mutual purpose through arts. With that said, we are also committed to creating professional development that support artists, specifically artists that are READI. COA wants your input to help inform the development process of a READI track." The READI track will be a two-day conference that COA will be providing as an extension of its Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools Summer Institute that many teaching artists attend annually. The READI track is being designed specifically for artists. Those who have a deeper interest in becoming a teaching artist are also encouraged to attend the entire HOT Schools Institute. COA will give 3 scholarships to READI artists who are not just interested in attending the READI series but that are also interested in attending the HOT Schools institute in its entirety. Your input is vital to shaping the workshops, focus points and facilitators that we select. Take the survey at

The NEST Arts Factory (1720 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport) is now offering Associate Memberships, for $50/year. The benefits include: being included in an annual curated group exhibition; reduced rental rates for event spaces; reduced rates for pop-up studios (when available); reduced entry fees for juried exhibits; listing on NEST Arts Factory website; a 10% discount at Artist & Craftsman Art Supplies in downtown Bridgeport; a Bridgeport Art Trail directory listing; being featured on The NEST social media pages; selling work in the NEST gift shop; “and more!” Interested? You can call Jane Davila at 203-450-6720 or sign up using the form here. You will receive a membership card by mail and further information after payment is received.

The Dehn Gallery at Manchester Community College (MCC on Main) Manchester, CT, invites artists to submit work for a Spring/Summer exhibition:
What is FLIGHT? Your work can touch upon several definitions of the word FLIGHT. Your work may include images of flying such as birds, planes, insects, drones etc; or flight as a term for fleeing; or flight as in tasting portions of a beverage; or a swift passage of time; or a group of creatures or objects flying together; an extravagant or far-fetched idea or account as in flights of fancy… Take a look at dictionary definitions and take off on FLIGHT. Eligibility: This is an open call for primarily two-dimensional artists who are at least 16 years of age. All work must be original and by the submitting artist. Media accepted: photography, mixed media, drawings, paintings, books, collages, prints, relief sculptures that hang on the wall, small sculptures (space is limited for 3-D work). Size should not exceed 4ft x 6ft in any direction. Work must be ready to hang. All work must be available for sale (65% to artist, 35% commission to Dehn Gallery to benefit arts programming) Cash Prizes: 1st: $250; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Local Hero (CT artists only): $100. Jurors: Neil Daigle Orians, Visual Arts Coordinator at Real Art Ways in Hartford and David Borawski, an Independent Curator. Judging Criteria: originality and interpretation of theme, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. Entry Fee: $30 for up to three images maximum. Entries due by Midnight: April 30thAccepted Work Drop off: May 14. Pay fee and apply here.

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to announce its seventh annual Emerging Curator Open Call. The Emerging Curator Program offers an opportunity for an individual to organize a conceptually cohesive group show at the NARS Foundation Gallery. The aim of the program is to encourage new dialogue and to create a platform for emerging curators and artists to experiment and exchange ideas. No prior curatorial experience is necessary. Curatorial collectives and two-person collaborations are welcome. NARS Foundation will provide the gallery/ exhibition space, insurance for the artwork during the term of the exhibition, administrative support including marketing, postcard invitations, and email invites. Additionally, NARS will organize an opening reception and a Curator’s Talk. NARS curatorial staff will be available to provide guidance and support during the program, including promotion. The winning exhibition will take place in March/April 2018. Eligibility and Requirements: Only one application per curator, independently or in a collective. Curator may NOT be an exhibiting artist in the proposed exhibition. Curatorial proposals must contain a minimum of four artists, and preferably no more than 7. Proposed artists should be notified in advance of applying and have expressed interest and availability for the exhibition. The NARS Foundation Gallery is located on the fourth floor of an industrial building surrounded by artists’ studios. Please review photographs of previous exhibitions as well as the gallery floor plan, before submitting your proposal. To review requirements and submit, click here.
MAY 22
The Darien Arts Center encourages artists of all ages to participate in its 58th Darien Art Show and Sale, held Saturday, June 3, through Saturday, June 10. Artwork is accepted in a variety of media for this show, which offers cash prizes and a solo exhibit for the Best in Show winner. Registration for artists is online only at until May 22. Artists needing help with online registration may call the DAC office at (203) 655-8683, or visit the DAC office at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall, for assistance. Drop off of artwork is on May 30, from 2 to 8 p.m. (No walk-in registrations will be accepted at drop off.) To find out more about the 58th Darien Art Show and Sale, click here or call (203) 655-8683. Register here.
MAY 26

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, is calling on artists working in all media to create a new work inspired by the theme of the Four Freedoms or the meaning of freedom today. Approximately 30 works in all media will be selected by jury for inclusion in the Museum’s upcoming international traveling exhibition, Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms. Additional submissions will be available on the exhibition website and in other online media. The exhibition will be on view from June 2018 through October 2020 at several United States museums and one international museum, including the Norman Rockwell Museum; New-York Historical Society; Henry Ford Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The George Washington University Museum; and at Caen Memorial Museum, France, among others. Details hereDeadline: May 26, 2017
MAY 31

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition announces its 3rd Black & White National Juried art show opening July 29, 2017. The show will be juried by Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator for Nineteenth-Century European Painting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "We bathe in the beauty of color and spin thousands of words describing the experience that the cone cells transmit to our brain. In reality, they are not nearly as numerous as our rods, the cells that register light and dark, the black and white of our experience. Our rods are less articulated in language; fewer words are generated to describe that experience. Black & white is primal, the underneath, the foundation, of the opulence of color; black & white is where we register motion and, when the cones do not have sufficient light, our rods optimize our survival in the night woods." Black & White intends to explore this underground of survival and few words. The unique, enormous space of BWAC affords them the opportunity to exhibit really huge work, and they welcome it. Submission Deadline: Early Bird May 10, or Final Application Deadline May 31. $3000 in Cash Awards: Best of Show Gold: $1000; Best of Show Silver: $500; People's Choice: $250; Curator's Choice: $250; 10 Certificates of Recognition: $100 each. Full prospectus and application details here.

Boston Printmakers is now accepting entries for the 2017 North American Print BiennialPresenting the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking, the North American Print Biennial has long been recognized as one of the most prestigious events in printmaking. Founded in 1947, Boston Printmakers' mission is to promote public knowledge of printmaking, encourage and support artists working in printmaking, and promote excellence and innovation within the field of print making.The juror of the Biennial is Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art. Photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium will not be considered. Submitted work may not have been exhibited in any other Boston Printmakers exhibition. Artists may submit up to three digital images of original prints completed within the past two years. Entry fee: $45 ($30 for Boston Printmakers members) allows submission of up to 3 works. Over $10,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards.  Complete prospectus hereDeadline: August 25, 2017
And Remember...
April 26: Stamford Art Association/Art at the Ferguson: Art in the Environment Deadline
See other deadlines below in Opportunities Calendar

  • Run by WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) this is a registry of opportunities, as well as an application management system. Registration required.
  • ArtSake: Archive of Calls for Artists, run by the Massachusetts Arts Council
  • "the art world's first and most accessed resource of its kind"
  • The Calls for Artists (can be indexed by state and deadline)
  • Scoop.It: Public Art RFPs and RFQs
  • NYFA Opportunities: Calls, Residencies and other opportunities. Can be indexed by date, location and type


The Connecticut Office of the Arts is now accepting applications for its Directory of Teaching Artists. Teaching artists are individual practicing artists who specialize in teaching both in the classroom and in the community. The Directory of Teaching Artists is a reliable resource of high-quality Connecticut teaching artists who have been juried for excellence in their art form and readiness and capacity to work in schools and community settings. The Directory supports COA's education goal to advance teaching and learning along a 3-tiered "Continuum of Participation" from 1) Arts Access to 2) Arts Connection and Correlations, to 3) Arts Integration. The tiers are progressive in the amount of time an artist engages with the same audience, the type and scope of planning involved in developing each project, and the depth of the learning experience the project provides. Click here for general eligibility, selection criteria and selection process. Interested? Then review the Directory Guidelines and become familiar with the types of support documents and materials required at time of application.
 MAY 12

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) and Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) have issued a Request for Qualifications of artists for a public art opportunity at ECSU in Willimantic, CT. The committee may consider site-specific commissions and/or direct purchases by one or more artists. The budget for the project is approximately $175,000. A new site specific installation will add to the existing public art collection on campus becoming integral to the campus experience. The renovation of Goddard Hall and the Communications Building provides Eastern with an opportunity to create new state-of-the-art spaces, develop collaborative working spaces, and realign departments appropriately. The committee is looking for a work of art that celebrates student “connections” throughout their educational journey at ECSU: energetic, positive, and forward-thinking. Interested artists must first register a portfolio in the Art in Public Spaces Registry. There is no application process. The selection committee will review the portfolios of artists registered in the database and will shortlist a group of artists who will be invited to submit site-specific proposals for the project. Portfolios of artists already registered in the Art in Public Spaces Registry will automatically be reviewed.
MAY 17

The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grants support writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art. The program issues awards directly to individual authors for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing projects. The program supports the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. Writers who meet the program’s eligibility requirements are invited to apply in the following categories: 1. Articles; 2. Blogs; 3. Books; 4. New and Alternative Media; 5. Short-Form Writing. It is highly recommended that applicants read through the Application Guide before filling out the online application. Eligibility requirements and writing sample submission word counts vary for each project type. You may only apply for one project per grant cycle. The eloquence and coherence of your answers to the application questions are important. Although these answers are not technically writing samples, they will be considered in the evaluation process, and jurors read them carefully. Eligible applicants must be an individual arts writer; applying for a project about contemporary visual art; an art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or practitioner in an outside field who is strongly engaged with the contemporary visual arts; at least twenty-five years old; a published author. Apply here.

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), is now accepting applications for the new, revised 2018 Artist Fellowship ProgramThe program will award 12-15 competitive Artistic Excellence grants of either $3,000 or $5,000 and 3-6 Emerging Recognition grants of $1,000 for Connecticut artists. The funding provides an opportunity for artists to pursue new work and achieve specific creative and career goals. Connecticut artists of all disciplines may apply. Applicants MUST be the primary creators of original works of art. Artists select one broad category (Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Dramatic Writing, FilmDigital Media, Literature, Design, Traditional Arts and Community/Teaching Artist) plus up to four general categories from a list of over 50 (from photography and spoken word to environmental art and Hip Hop). Artists then develop a one-page narrative describing their artistic practice (current work and future goals), discussing the brief work samples they submit, indicate how the fellowship award will impact their artistic development and touch on how they anticipate spending any awarded funds. Fellowship awards are highly competitive and artists are encouraged to apply ONLY when they have created a substantial body of RECENT work that can be presented professionally. See the Guidelines with application instructions hereThe deadline for applying is June 21.


The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
in Ridgefield, seeks a 4-days-a-week Website Content Facilitator to work with diverse Museum departments—exhibitions, education, membership, events, and visitor services—to actively organize and archive content and update The Aldrich’s newly redesigned website to ensure timely and accurate information is posted in a way to make the site dynamic, accessible, and engaging. This position will also schedule, develop, and format all Aldrich e-newsletters across all departments, and create and manage a digital archive of all exhibitions, programs, and events. Responsibilities include: format content for, regular
ly review, update, and maintain the Museum’s website; update, review, and maintain online retail and ticketing platforms; develop online outreach materials, including monthly e-news, dedicated program e-blasts, press e-blasts and invitations, event e-vites, annual appeals, etc.; participate in regular meetings with external affairs, education, and exhibitions staff to identify e-blast and website needs; archive and track all exhibition, program, event, and institutional video/photography; create and maintain online exhibitions archive, including PDFs of Aldrich publications; develop illustrated exhibition checklists; other special projects as assigned by the Press and Social Media Coordinator, Graphic Designer or Head of Marketing. Requirements include: fluent in Photoshop (InDesign and Illustrator a plus), with a strong understanding of producing and optimizing media for the web; ability to collaborate well; comfortable working with a broad range of Museum personnel, including curators, educators, technology designers, and development, marketing, and communications staff. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the Museum’s mission, to working to advance its position within the museum field, and the ability to advocate effectively for the Museum and its goals in professional and social settings. Send a cover letter and resume to:, with the subject line “Website Content Facilitator.” Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, seeks an Executive Assistant to the Director. This position provides administrative support to the Executive Director and Board President as well as support for other staff directors as necessary. Specific responsibilities include maintaining the Director’s calendar, planning and executing business meetings, and providing support to other departments as needed. Assist Director and Board President in Board Meeting Preparation, ensure meeting announcements are distributed in advance to board and committees, assist with Board meeting logistics, and maintain board and committee minutes records. They will take on many of the office managerial tasks such as mail sorting, shipping, manage office supplies and coordinate office equipment management and repair needs. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or an Associates degree with relevant prior work experience. S/he should enjoy working with the public, meeting new people, and partnering with volunteers. Strong organizational skills are a must and the candidate should have the ability to prioritize and organize multiple activities. S/he will possess strong typing skills, proven accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel are required.  See job description here. Send cover letter that addresses qualifications and interest, current resume and 3 professional references to: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR SEARCH, Attn: Robert Burns, Director, Mattatuck Museum,144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702 or via email to

The Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University seeks an Events and Sales Manager who is responsible for the development of Quick Center profile and business in the community through external rentals, promotion, and in-kind partnerships and the business development of Quick Center rentals to reach annual gross revenue targets. Other responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of rental market from solicitation through event, including personnel and set up; managing all University events from booking through close of event; contracting and securing all aspects of Missoula Summer program and workshop intensives; coordinating front of house activities and managing and developing a team of external volunteers and student employees; coordinating all events through master calendar with Director of Programming; overseeing the Q-Café and all concessions activities; and working closely with relevant University and Quick Center teams to achieve goals. Requirements include: a Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent related experience; 3 years demonstrated experience in the area of business development, event management, volunteer coordination, and community service, as well as the ability to foster and sustain a climate conducive to a cooperative environment; excellent attention to detail; flexibility in working hours is required for effective event coordination. (weekday, evening, and weekend hours). Apply here.

Buck’s Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp is hiring Graphic Design instructors for the summer of 2017. Buck’s Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp in New Milford, CT, is a unique teenage program where campers have the freedom to choose their activities in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Campers work with qualified, professional artists and teachers who nurture and support their skills and interests in professionally equipped studios. Summer teaching positions are available in most visual art studios: Glassblowing, Woodworking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Metalsmithing/Jewelry, Video, Batik, Weaving, Sewing, Printmaking/ Silkscreen, Culinary, Leather, Puppetry, Graphic Design, and Web Design. Plus openings in the Performing Arts: Music, Technical Theater (Set, Lighting/Sound Design, Costume Design).
Applicants should be 21 years or older (although we would consider 20 year olds), have strong communication skills, teaching experience, and sensitivity to the needs of young artists and adolescents. June 22, 2017 to August 21, 2017. Apply here.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Education Programs Assistant
AMS Planning & Research: Analyst and Project Manager
Fairfield Museum: Associate Educator/Site Supervisor
Fairfield County Children's Choir: Conductor of Concert Choir
Greenwich Arts Council: Executive Director
Pequot Library:  Director of Development.
Sacred Heart University, Art & Design Adjunct
Wadsworth Atheneum: Donor Relations Manager   
Westport Country Playhouse: Development Fellow
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OPPORTUNITIES CALENDAR                             
April 22/23: Greenwich Art Society, 100th Annual Juried Exhibition, Receiving, 2-4pm
April 26: Stamford Art Association/Art at the Ferguson: Art in the Environment Deadline
April 30: Manchester Community College: Dehn Gallery, Flight Submission Deadline

May c1: NY Art Residency & Studios (NARS): Emerging Curator Open Call Submission Deadline.
May c5: Essex Summer Arts Festival Application Deadline
May 12: Oxford Food and Arts Fest (June 11) Application Deadline
May 12: Eastern CT State Univ. RFQ Deadline for registering with Art in Public Spaces Registry
May 15: Artspace Maynard (MA): Exhibition Proposals Deadline
May 18: Rowayton Arts Center, Art in the Park Application Deadline
May 17: Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation: Arts Writers Grants Application Deadline
May 19: Harrison Public Library, NY: 2018 Library Shows: Submission 9:30am-4:30pm
May 20: Women Photograph: Pulitzer and Ona Grant Submission Deadlines
May 22: Darien Arts Center: 58th Annual Art Show Registration Deadline
May 26: CT Audubon at Fairfield: Birds & Their Habitat Submission Deadline
May 26: Norman Rockwell Museum: Four Freedoms Submission Deadline
May 27: Silvermine Arts Center: Art of the Northeast: Submission Deadline
May 31: Iconic Norwalk Instagram Contest Submission Deadline

May 31: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition: Black & White Submission Deadline

June 15: Coastal Arts Guild Artists and Artisans At the Beach Application Deadline
June 21: CT Office of the Arts: Artist Fellowship Application Deadline
June 23: Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland, VT: Sculptfest2017 Deadline
June 30: NYFA: Canadian Women Artists' Award Application Deadline

Aug. 25: Boston Printmakers: 2017 North American Print Biennial Submission Deadline

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