Subject: Artists' Newsletter - October 20, 2015

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News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
October 30, 2015
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members by providing unified marketing, capacity building, professional development, and advocacy services. This newsletter is sent to all who request it - but we ask that, if you are not a member, you explore membership benefits and consider joining this community of more than 320 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
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❖ Gallery Tour: Next Stop New Canaan - Nov. 12 (Heather Gaudio Fine Art)
❖ Common Ground 5: GGP Offices - Nov. 17
❖ Welcome New Members: Eric Chiang and Jana Ireijo

❖ Member Round-Up: Many members in Westport Artists Collective Pop Up Show; 10 members in Bridgeport Art Trail; other news from Trace Burroughs, Ann Chernow, Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Kate Eisemann, Kristen Graves, Judith Lumberton, Sooo-z Mastropietro, Grace Scharr McEnaney, Mariya Rivera, and Karen Vogel.

❖ NEA: Stories from The United States of The Arts
❖ Artists as Business Consultants

❖ apexart (New York): Unsolicited Proposal Program - Oct. 31
❖ The NEST Arts Factory: 10x10 - Nov. 7
❖ SoNo Holiday Bazaar - Nov. 15
❖ Hannah Bacol Busch (Texas): Call for Artists
❖ Hudson River Valley Art Association: 83rd National Juried Exhibition - Nov. 22
❖ SIPMA Contemporary (New York): I Eat Therefore I Am - Feb. 29

❖ Women's Studio Workshop: Art-in-Education Artists Book Residency - Nov. 15
❖ Fine Arts Workshop, Provincetown: Residency Fellowships - Dec. 1 (Writers); Feb. 1 (Visual Artists)
❖ Sámi Center for Contemporary Art (Norway): Residency - Dec. 1
❖ Terra Vivente Art Studio (Italy): Residencies - Feb. 28

❖ Westport Library: ArtSmart Workshop Discussing Art with Children - Nov. 5
❖ TransCultural Exchange International Conference  - Feb. 25-27

❖ Mighty Quinn Foundation: Artistic Director, Shakespeare Academy
❖ Westport Arts Center: Education Assistant

❖ Long Wharf Theatre: Audio/Video Supervisor
❖ Long Wharf Theatre: Literary Manager/Dramaturg
❖ Yale University: Publishing Assistant, Art Books
❖ Yale University: Program Coordinator, Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes

Deadlines and Dates to Remember
The next stop on our Progressive Gallery Tour of Fairfield County commercial gallery members will be at HEATHER GAUDIO FINE ART in New Canaan on Thurs. Nov. 12, 6-8pm. The gallery recently re-opened in a beautiful new space at 66 Elm Street, and is currently showing New Arrangements: Contemporary Reimagined - an all–woman exhibition of works by Jaq Belcher, Cassandria Blackmore, Ann Gardner, Madeleine Keesing and Jae Ko, that "appropriate industrial materials in unexpected ways, reconfiguring them into a contemporary fine art context."
The latest in our series of COMMON GROUND Meet-Up-style meetings will be held Tues. Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30pm at the brand new offices of General Growth Properties (GGP), 119 Washington Street, Norwalk, developers of the new Mall, The SoNo Connection at West Avenue and I-95 (detail from artist sketch at right). On the program will be a presentation by GGP, seeking feedback on their plans for public art spaces in the new development and a presentation by Sara Sessions about a proposed Community Supported Arts program for Fairfield County.

Eric Chiang is a Westport-based painter who aspired to be an artist growing up in Taiwan, spending most of his time absorbing the history and techniques of making art and music. He moved to New York to take a master's degree at NYU and then started a successful Wall Street career at Goldman Sachs. Although he committed to painting daily with the little time he could find with his very demanding corporate responsibilities, it was not enough. When he turned 50, he realized he needed to make a change in his life: "Life can be short and I want to bring out hundreds of artworks that are still in my head to fulfill my childhood dream of creating the highest quality artworks that touch people's hearts," he said. Since then, he has been passionately creating artworks that manifest his quest into, as he puts it “the meaning and significance of existence, panhuman desperation, love, connections, and faith.” Eric has written, "When I was a teenager, every time I felt discouraged, desperate, or depressed, I turned to Beethoven's music for encouragement and inspiration to live on. Creating artworks that resonate with people for their desperation, their seeking love, connection and hope has been the goal of my life as an artist." Eric is a member of the Westport Artists Collective, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and Silvermine Guild of Artists, among others. His work has been shown in in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, was selected for the Westport Art Center’s SOLOs 2011 show, several Beechwood Arts exhibitions, as well as other venues in Connecticut and New York. Recently he was invited to show in the Taiwanese American Arts Council’s Artists Recognition exhibit at the Queens Museum in 2014 and had work in the recent Exploring Harmony with Nature show at Flushing Town Hall. See Eric’s website here.

Jana Ireijo is a Westport contemporary pop artist, working in oils and acrylics. Growing up in 1970s Hawaii, Japanese anime was a constant influence (Hello Kitty, Asian super heroes, trading stickers and “cheesy, subtitled TV shows”). A solitary childhood was spent creating sticker and scrapbook albums - designing and composing stories on the pages. Pop culture, with its diversions and bright, cheerful colors, was a welcome escape from an ever-changing home life. Later, studying graphic design in college, she loved discovering new fonts, great logos, and the best commercials. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Honolulu, with a BFA in Graphic Design, before moving to New York and earning an MFA (and an Outstanding Graduate Student award) at Pratt in 1998. She often starts her paintings with images of dogs (or some other animal). When her parents divorced, she says, her father adopted over thirteen dogs, so they bring with them strong associations. Much of her inspiration comes from observing the outside world – music videos, fashion, or the work of street artists. She will often be inspired by images in magazines which she’ll flip through until a figure, pattern, or color, catches her eye. For a recent show of her work at Silvermine Arts Center, she wrote: “These paintings of animals are self-portraits. They expose obsessive ruminations on identity, memory and desire. The creatures stare out from shallow fields of intense color. Fragmented images from magazines and comics both comfort and taunt them.” She says she often looks to Francis Bacon for inspiration - responding to his balance of austere graphics with raw, emotional imagery. In 2013, Jana was included in Westport Center’s SOLOS 2013 and Fairfield Museum’s IMAGES 2013, as well as in the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery’s “Thank You CT” show. See Jana’s website and blog. Follow her on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.
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YOUR NEWS                             
Many Cultural Alliance member artists will be participating in the “massive” Westport Arts Collective Pop Up featuring the work of 150 artists, scheduled to be showcased “from floor to ceiling” Thursday, Nov. 5, 6-8 p.m. at the Westport Arts Center in a celebration of creativity that is free and open to the public. Artists include: AMY BOCKMIGGS BURROUGHS, TRACE BURROUGHS ERIC CHIANG, JUDITH LAMBERTSON, SOOO-Z MASTROPIETRO, DIANE POLLACK - and others.
Cultural Alliance artist members appearing during the Bridgeport Art Trail include: at the American Fabrics Arts Building: ALICIA COBB; at the Bridgeport Innovation Center: MICHAEL JOHNSTON, JAY MISENCIK; and at The NEST: PATRICE BARRETT, CARLOS DAVILA, JANE DAVILA, BARBARA DIEROLF, SUSAN TAYLOR MURRAY, and RICK SHAEFER
TRACE BURROUGHS, was accepted into the Carriage Barn Art Center's For the Birds exhibit, showing Nov. 14 - Dec. 13th with a piece titled Outcast (2015, digital print, 16.5 x 12.5", at right). Reception is November 14, 6-8pm. Trace will also have a work titled Splendiferous in the Westport Arts Collective Pop Up show, Nov. 5, 6-8 pm.
ANN CHERNOW gave a lecture on her life and work to graduate students and faculty at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin St, New York, on Weds. Oct. 28, at the invitation of John Jacobsmeyer, head of NYAA's print department. The Academy is dedicated to realistic work and study in all media. After her talk, Ann answered questions from students who seemed particularly interested in Ann's personal recollections about printmaking, painting and life!
CAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON has work in two shows: first she has 40 works in a solo show, Color Burst, at the Mayor’s Gallery in Stamford (Nov. 3-12; 888 Washington Blvd, 10th floor)  — oils and related embroidered collages, including the work Color Burst (oil on canvas, 36x36", at right). A reception will be held Thurs. Nov. 12, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Then, Carol has 3 large oil paintings and two embroidered collages in Celebration90th Anniversary Art Show organized by the members of the CT Pioneer Branch of the National League of American Pen Women at the Byram Shubert Library, reception: Nov. 5, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
KATE EISEMANN, who recently won the Fairfield Museum and History Center's IMAGES award, with her image catscan (detail, right) has a show at the SOUTHPORT GALLERIES (through Sun. Nov. 1) of her creative images of felines and masterful portraits. The story behind Kate's winning image is that her cat Jasmine is known for being stubborn and enjoys making herself comfortable on Eisemann's scanner. As a result, she continues to be scanned today.
Returning from a very successful first European tourKRISTEN GRAVES, our CT State Troubadour, is performing with Norwalk guitarist Glenn Roth in Pequot Library's Concert Hall on Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 2pm ($15 online; $20 at the door). Presented as a "high-energy acoustic guitar duo," see a video of a 2012 performance by this duo hereKristen has released six albums and two EPs: her newest release, Now Ain't the Time for Tears, is available on iTunes
JUDITH LAMBERTSON chose her oil painting Due Pini (30×30", oil on linen, at right) for her contribution to the Westport Artists Collective Pop Up show, Nov. 5. The canvas was painted from an oil sketch completed on site during a residency in Guardia SanframondiSouthern Italy. Judith trusts her work will stand out among the 149 other pieces!

SOOO-Z MASTROPIETRO has a very busy fortnight. Sooo-z has a piece in the Westport Artists Collective Pop Up show Nov. 5, (Circumstitchin', detail at right), work at the Read's Ground Floor and Underground Gallery of small works, opening Thurs. Nov. 12 for the Bridgeport Art Trail - and is playing bass in the next concert given by the American Chamber Orchestra Nov. 7 (Brahms, Double Concerto for Violin & Cello and Beethoven, Symphony No. 2).
Watercolorist GRACE SCHARR McENANEY had a piece (Contentment, 19"x23" detail at right) accepted into the NorthEast Watercolor Society 39th Annual International Open Exhibition, running through Saturday, October 31st (1-4pm) at The Kent Art Association in Kent, CT. As an elected artist member of Connecticut Women Artists, Grace also had the pleasure of attending the CWA Halloween Cornucopia Reception at The Governor's Residence on Tuesday evening, October 27th. 
MARIYA RIVERA presents twenty oil paintings in a show, COLORBURST, celebrating color, with images ranging from a red rose’s interior to the carousel at Rye Playland. The exhibit will be at the Hudson City Savings Bank, 100 East Putnam Road, Cos Cob (Greenwich), Nov. 9, - Dec. 31, 2015
KAREN VOGEL has a monoprint, Rio Grande (41"x29", detail at right) in Paper Space, an exhibition at The Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge, through Nov. 29. The show incorporates works created with paper in various mediums (collage, sculpture, paper installation and works on paper). Karen's piece, is part of a series of large prints she created in Santa Fe this past Winter and is printed on Reeves BFK with etching inks. There is a Walk and Talk at the Gallery, Sat. Nov. 14, 5-7pm.
Check for listings of all events by our members!
OTHER NEWS                             

In January 2015, as part of its 50th anniversarythe National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) began collecting stories from the general public, artists, grantees, state arts agencies, and government officials about their arts experiences and what the arts mean to them and their communities. On September 29, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, the Endowment presented the United States of Arts, an interactive map of the stories they had collected. Three stories, so far, have come from Connecticut: 

One 16-year-old Sunday morning, circa 1971, listening to New York’s WNEW-FM, I was riveted by an unfamiliar voice singing, “I have seen the mornin’ burnin’ golden on the mountain in the skies, achin’ with the feelin’ of the freedom of an eagle when she flies…”  - Poet, Reggie Marra, Danbury. More...

The story I want to share is both an NEA story and a personal story that began with a bicentennial project of the NEA in 1976, when I was hired to coordinate a grant awarded to New Haven, Connecticut—one of 76 cities chosen by President Jimmy Carter to celebrate our nation’s birthday—by bringing the arts and the community together in a variety of ways... - Poet, and director of City Spirit Arts, Louisa Calio, East Haven. More...

In the fall of 2014, the Ridgefield Playhouse and the Ridgefield Library led a group of community groups in a Big Read of The Great Gatsby. We had organizations from Weir Farm to the town’s Graveyard Restoration Committee involved. Perhaps the most satisfying response we got to our invitation to participate was from Ridgefield High School... - Mary Rindfleisch, Assistant Librarian, Ridgefield Library. More...


"It's easy to put artists in the box of 'whimsical creatures that live outside societal norms,' so why would business leaders turn to them for guidance and insight about how to make their organizations more profitable and run more efficiently? So begins Leah Lamb's piece in Fast Company about how artists are proving effective as business consultants. In Why You Should Hire an Artist as Your Next Business Consultant, Lamb looks at two such artist groups. One, K-Hole is a trend forecasting group with unique insights into the future of marketing and branding. Rather then endless statistics, the group “provides humor and an authentic tone that includes hope and resolve, while making bold statements based purely on their opinions.” They explain that companies with brand-identity crises end up using the same market-driven data. Artists who “are actually engaged in the production of culture” can help companies think “outside of the profit margin to show them their blind spots." Another company, Another Limited Rebellion (ALR), focuses on creativity in the workplace. Co-founder Noah Scalin has written five books on design and creativity and, teaming up with his sister Mica, has created an art-based training methodology essential to sustained innovation and growth. Clients include Capital One, GAP, GE, Mozilla, and Coca- Cola. "Creativity is a skill that can be learned," he says. "The set of skills artists learn allows us to be consistently innovative and consistently come up with new ideas."
ALR teaches the practical skills of how to be creative, and introduces an artist tool kit in their workshops to teach those skills. "It is so unusual to bring an artist into the room that our mere presence wakes people up in the room. They aren’t falling asleep looking at another power point." He says, "At the beginning of every presentation, I ask, ‘How many people think creativity is a part of your job today?’ Almost everyone raises their hand. Then I ask, ‘How many people feel confident about your creativity?’ And only one or two hands go up. By the end of the session, they have all experienced their own capacity to be creative. It’s an amazing transformation."  More...
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             

apexart is a non-profit arts organization in Lower Manhattan (291 Church St) that was conceived to offer opportunities to independent curators and emerging and established artists, as well as to challenge ideas about art, its practice, and curation. its Unsolicited Proposal Program is a democratic selection process where an international jury from diverse backgrounds votes on which exhibitions will be presented at the gallery. The focus is on creativity and the strength of the idea, not on an individual's CV or past accomplishments. To that end, apexart removes submitters' names, biographical information, and any supporting links from proposals so that the jury only votes on the text that describes the exhibition idea. Started in 1998, the Unsolicited Proposal Program is open to anyone from anywhere in the world. Submit your idea in 500 words or less between October 1 - 31, 2015 to be considered for an exhibition in our 2016-17 Exhibition Season. Selection Process: 
apexart assembles an international jury of 150 individuals from all backgrounds. Jurors vote online and can only see the text of the proposal; curator names and any biographical information or links are removed. apexart’s custom-made crowdsourcing PHP script ensures that each proposal is read the same number of times, though by different jurors and in a different order. Our php script aggregates all votes, determining the three proposals with the highest scores. Winners receive a budget, curatorial honorarium, and administrative support to mount their exhibitions at apexart in NYC. Apply here. More...

10 x 10

All artists are invited to take part in the annual NEST Arts Factory fundraising exhibit, 10 x 10, this November. All artwork will be sold for $100, split 50:50. Unlike other fundraising exhibits where artists are asked to donate their work outright, the NEST feels that it's important that the gallery and the exhibiting artists benefit equally. All artwork must be exactly 10" x 10" square and no more than 2" deep. Work must be finished and ready to hang. If framed, the frame must be 10" x 10" square. All artwork must be original (no reproductions), but any medium is acceptable. The NEST reserves the right to decline to exhibit any work deemed inappropriate, not 10" x 10", or not finished and ready to hang. The exhibit opens during the city-wide Bridgeport Art Trail and work will be sold, cash-and-carry, and then replaced during the show. The annual Bridgeport Art Trail attracts 1000s of visitors to Bridgeport and the NEST is proud to be a major stop on the Trail. The NEST Arts Factory Gallery shows local, regional, and emerging artists, and the NEST itself is a community resource with studio space for visual artists and musicians. The proceeds from this annual fundraiser will go toward operating costs for the Gallery and upgrades to community space, which are available for public use. Artwork for the 10 x 10 exhibit must be dropped off on Saturday, November 7 from 12-4 pm. There is no entry fee and entries are limited to 3 per artist. Please complete the entry form at the link below. If you have any questions, please contact the NEST Arts Factory GalleryPlease print, fill out, and bring the entry form with you when dropping off work on Saturday, Nov 7, 12-4 pm.

The SONO Holiday Bazaar is accepting vendor applications. This finely curated holiday market in downtown South Norwalk will run for 18 days over a 5-week period. Opening November 27, it will run every Thursday to Sunday until December 23. This will be an indoor bazaar in a large, loft-like open-plan space. Three large windows look out onto busy Water Street and over-look the water and the Maritime Aquarium (drawing large weekend crowds). The SONO Holiday Bazaar is being produced in partnership with Spinnaker Development and will be an opportunity for vendors to showcase their work to an affluent demographic. Vendors represent unique design and quality craftsmanship over a diverse spectrum of categories: jewelry, apparel & accessories, skin care, gifts, home décor and more. The bazaar will be intelligently curated so your product and brand is supported in the right place to attract the right clientele. Live music and DJ’s over the weekends will create a fun and lively atmosphere and the bazaar will team up with local businesses to offer giveaways and sponsor events. Renting blocks of 6’x 6’ open spaces (back walls only): full 18-day rental per 6’ x 6’ space is $800 ($45 a day) OR $95 per day with a 2 day minimum. Spaces can be shared and divided between vendors in any way as long as the full 6’x6’ lot is taken. Wifi & electricity are provided at no additional cost. Full payments by Nov 15th. There are slots open for the entire event and weekends as of now. Email and include name, website, what you sell, past market experience, and photos of previous market setup.

The Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery
(6900 S Rice Ave, Bellaire TX), celebrating 10 years in the business, is looking for "talented & educated emerging artists" to represent through December 2016. The gallery is interested in a wide array of compositions, styles and mediums for a series of solo and group shows. Selected artists will be featured on the gallery website. Artists who specialize in modern/abstract work are strongly encouraged to contact the Gallery. Sending a packet via Email or Mail which includes Artist’s Resume/Bio/Exhibition Experience, Personal Statement & Personal Themes, Photograph of the Artist, and other Images of current & past works, is a fantastic plus. Any further questions can be directed to Hannah Bacol Busch at 713.527.0523 or email at

Steeped in the history of the Hudson River School of Painting, the Hudson Valley Art Association was formed in 1928 and has been meeting and exhibiting ever since. The Association embraces the cultural legacy of the Hudson River School and its philosophy and in its open call for entries to its 83rd National Juried Exhibition, to be held at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave., New York City, it calls for the best of recent work in the genre. Work must be original Oil (Acrylic/ Tempera), Watercolor, Sculpture, Pastel or Graphic (drawing, intaglio, lithograph, or woodcut print). The artwork should reflect a strong technical skill within the accepted practices of the medium as well as a use of material that is respectful of the subject matter. The work should be an original representational depiction of the subject matter, that is to say, of a real and recognizable subject. The subject should be depicted in an accurate manner. Jurors are: in Sculpture, Greg Wyatt; Drawing and Pastel, Sherry Camhy; Oil, Edward Schmidt; and Watercolor: Naomi Campbell. Over ten thousand dollars in merit awards. Prospectus available here. 2014 exhibitors here. 

SIPMA Contemporary (Trenton, NJ) has issued an open call to artists for the juried show I Eat Therefore I Am, exploring food, body image, need, nourishment, obsession, and compulsion, anything that pertains to the human condition in question. "Consumption is endless and voracious – whether it is breathing air, smoke, narcotics, or ingesting food and drinks, medicine and supplements! Given the opportunity it often exceeds our needs. The practice of abstinence can be just as furious and fervent. Intellectually we consume gigabytes of data every day, more than one’s capacity to assimilate. So intrinsic is the need to consume that the desire to abstain calls for extreme conscious effort. Yet it has been the goal of every regime to distribute and control consumption of its people." All media welcome in small format. Learn more.
Deadline: February 29, 2016, midnight
Nov.  2: Galleries Without Walls (Oregon) sculpture submission deadline. 
Nov. c7: Whiting Mills (Winsted): Holiday Open Studios Submission Deadline
Nov. c9: Submission Deadline for Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) 2016
Nov. 17: Foothills Art Center, CO, The Engaged Object, Submission Deadline

The Women’s Studio Workshop (Rosendale, New York) has, as its mission, to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, to provide professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers, and to promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts. In support of that mission, WSW is accepting applications for its Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Grant. The eight-to-ten-week residency is awarded to two emerging women artists to create a new, hand-printed and bound, limited edition artist’s book and teach young people. Generally, the resident dedicates her first month to producing the book. WSW can provide technical advice; training on equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance. During the second half of the residency, the artist works with young people in WSW’s studios, teaching one to two days a week for three to four weeks, and visiting the students twice in school. Studio space and equipment is reserved for students during program hours, but artists may work at any time outside of those hours. The program provides a stipend of $400 per week for up to ten weeks, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the continental United States, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE session time. Click here for all application details. All applications must be physically mailed to Women's Studio Workshop with a postmark no later than November 15, 2015: Art-in-Ed Artist's Book Application, Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472.

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is now accepting applications from emerging visual artists and writers. Artists who have not had significant recognition for their work and writers who have not yet published a full-length book of creative work may apply. Fellows receive a seven-month stay (October 1 – April 30) at the Work Center and a $750 monthly stipend. Fellows may be citizens of any country. Juries of working writers and artists make the admissions decisions. The Work Center awards fellowships to five poets and five fiction writers a year. In the visual arts, 2D, 3D and time-based work is considered. The Fine Arts Work Center actively seeks applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds. The Fine Arts Work Center welcomes family members and partners of Fellows during the Winter Fellowship Term. Guidelines: Before filling out an application for a Fellowship, please refer to the Writing Fellowship Guidelines and the Visual Arts Fellowship Guidelines. All applications for Writing and Visual Arts Fellowships may now be completed online. To apply for a Writing Fellowship in Fiction, please click here. To apply for a Writing Fellowship in Poetry, please click here. To apply for a Visual Arts Fellowship, please click here. For questions regarding the writing fellowship, contact Matthew Neill Null;  regarding the Visual Arts Fellowship, contact James Stanley
Deadline: December 1, 2015 (Writers)
Deadline: February 1, 2016 (Visual Artists)

SDG (Sámi Center for Contemporary Art) announces the Iver Jåks Artist-In-Residency Program. Named after the late Sami artist Iver Jåks, this international artist in residence program offers a residency of up to two months residency in Karasjok, Norway to professional visual artists of all fields. The aim is to strengthen, promote and develop a collaboration between artists in Sápmi and foreign artists. A 1- or 2-months residency is offered with free rent. The residency program will pay tickets for travelling to and from Karasjok, and a grant, 800 Euros a month. Professional visual artists only are eligible to apply for Iver Jåks Residency Program. The application must include a letter of explanation for applying the program, curriculum vitae and a digital portfolio (max 7 images / 50mb / mp3 files, no zip). Applications are only received digitally. Quality of artistic practice and motivation for stay is the exclusive selection criteria. Choice of artist will not be motivated or justified, and cannot be questioned. Sami Center for Contemporary Art administers the residency program and is the host during the residency period. The combined apartment and atelier in Karasjok will function as living and working space for the artist in residence.  A contract between selected artist and Sámi Center for Contemporary Art will be organized, detailing residency conditions.
For questions and more information: Write to: or call +47 902 44 062.
Deadline is for 2016 is 1st of Dec. 2015.

Terra Vivente Art Studio offers a 3-6 week residency in July and August. Artists spend three or six weeks in the town of Guardia Sanframondi, Italy. A maximum of four artists come together to share a work space and living space. The mandate of the studio is to foster interaction between guest artists and the community. Preference is also given to artists whose work embraces environmental sustainability and/or community interaction. There is plenty to absorb in the town and in the region. There are many villages to explore, as well as hiking in the mountains or visits to the ocean. 
1. Three week residency, July 17 - August 6 or August 7 - August 28, 625 Euros 
Ideal for the artist who has time constraints or wishes to fit a residency into lengthier travel plans.  
2. Six week residency, July 17 - August 28, 1050 Euros
- Perfect for those wishing a lengthier stay, to build a body of work and have time to explore the nearby villages and daytrips to Naples. At the end of the stay, a group exhibition will be held; halfway through an open studio will be organized. There are many festivals in nearby communities throughout the summer.
3. Six week residency/retreat for artists or writers not requiring studio space, July 17 - August 28, fee varies.
- This is an opportunity ideal for a couple or small family (with children old enough to manage steep stairs) in a two-bedroom house adjacent to the Terra Vivente building. 
Application form here
Send all materials to Helen Wadsley. Deadline: February 28.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             

The Westport Library, in collaboration with the Westport Public School’s PTA ArtSmart program, hosts Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education of the Yale University Art Gallery, who will present ways to discuss and appreciate art with children on Thursday, November 5, from 9:30 to 11 am in the Westport Library’s McManus Room. Children’s Librarian Deborah White will also highlight art resources in the Library. This ArtSmart Workshop is free and open to all interested adults. Please register online. The workshop will be held in The Westport Library's McManus Room on the first floor from 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Please contact Deborah White, Children's Librarian if you have any questions. 203-291-4810 or

TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference, February 25-27, 2016, at Boston University, is an international event that brings together artists, curators, scientists, gallery owners, funders, critics, artist-in-residency directors and those from other fields looking to work with artists. TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts offers options for artists to embrace different cultures, mindsets and technologies. Panelists will speak about their international residency programs, provide practical advice, discuss how art can play a vital role in social and political interventions and promote ways for artists to collaborate with those in other disciplines, including medicine, architecture, conservation and engineering. Round Table discussions will give artists with similar interests the chance to meet, network and talk about their work; and portfolio reviews with the speakers, gallery owners and critics will supply additional venues for artists to showcase their work. Early Bird Discounted Registration closes Dec. 15. Schedule. Registration

The Mighty Quinn Foundation seeks an engaging, creative, visionary and qualified theater educator to serve as the Artistic Director of the Foundation’s Shakespeare Academy @ stratford six-week summer program in Stratford. The ideal candidate will be an experienced theater educator and director, with a background in creating and implementing curricula for the teaching of Shakespeare as well as extensive experience in ensemble production. The Artistic Director must have a commitment to the mentoring of young artists, and demonstrate the creative drive and abilities to lead an ensemble of college aged students and work collaboratively with Board members and staff. The Mighty Quinn Foundation offers a competitive salary and is prepared to facilitate housing in Stratford or provide a housing stipend for the duration of the program. Click here for a complete job description. Candidates should submit a resume to by November 15. We are an EOE.

The Westport Arts Center seeks an Education Assistant to work with the Director of Education, and to develop curriculum for the Westport Arts Center's Youth Education programs. The Assistant is responsible for designing lesson plans that emphasize process over product, breakaway from traditional classroom experiences, and invite students to innovate with high quality arts materials. Click here for detailed job description. This is a part-time position with potential for growth and extended hours based on performance. Hours vary based on season, but a full year's schedule is already available. During Summer Camp from late June to late August full-time hours will be required. Bachelor's Degree preferred from an accredited four-year college. Those without a four-year degree who have equivalent experience are invited to apply, but should put into their cover letter an explicit explanation of their experience teaching and qualifications. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and sample lesson plan that they believe represents their ability to innovate in the classroom to: Lindsay Heffernan, Director of Education, Westport Arts Center. 

New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre seeks an Audio/Video Supervisor (AVS) to join its production staff. The AVS is responsible for overseeing the audio department and audio/video requirements for all shows, programming and rentals in 2 theaters; including: collaborating with designers, hiring and supervising crews, tracking labor, maintaining equipment, rentals, and budgets. Candidates should be highly organized, detail oriented, and have strong written and verbal communication skills, management experience, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to operate well under pressure and work well in a team atmosphere. Bachelor’s Degree 2+ years’ experience as Audio Supervisor or equivalent, Clean Driver’s Record required and be knowledgeable in standard sound techniques, QLab, Yamaha Consoles; Salary + benefits. Date: Immediately through June 5, 2016 with possible extension. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references: Human Resources, Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511, email: EOE.

Tony Award winning Long Wharf Theater seeks a Literary Manager/Dramaturg to collaborate with Long Wharf’s Artistic Director to manage literary and dramaturgical activities. Duties include overseeing all production dramaturgy; cultivating relationships with artists, especially playwrights; assisting with the development of new work, including planning readings and workshops; evaluating plays for potential production at Long Wharf; and supervising an artistic resident. The LM will help manage and produce some in-house audience engagement activities, including facilitating post-show discussions with subscribers and patrons and writing articles for Long Wharf publications. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years of experience in literary management artistic administration, and production dramaturgy. A Master’s Degree is a plus. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to EOE....

Yale University Press seeks a Publishing Assistant to serve as the primary liaison for the daily and long-term management of museum publishing partners for high-profile art and architecture list. Required Education and Experience: BA/BS and two years of related experience in the same job family or in book publishing or related enterprise (magazine publishing, library, bookstore, newspaper, yearbook, public relations); or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrated (tested) editing and proofreading skills. Proofreading and spelling test and writing sample required at time of interview.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with others. Excellent communication skills.
  • Familiarity with electronic editing and word processing software.
  • Superior organization skills. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Preferred: Art history degree preferred. Previous administrative experience in an art museum is preferred.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at - the STARS req ID for this position is 34448BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position. More...

Yale University seeks a Program Coordinator to work closely with the Program Director, Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library to implement procedures for the administration, marketing, and coordination of a global Anglophone literature prize and annual literary festival as well as various national and international program-related events throughout the year. Work closely with the Program Director to: develop and execute a marketing, advertising, and social media plan that expands and enhances the prestige of the prizes over time; maintain the prize website; prepare correspondence and manage communication among nominators, jurors, members of the committees and prizewinners; plan and manage logistics for large- and small-scale literary events, both on and off campus; develop and maintain a network of faculty and administrative contacts on campus to aid in the execution of literary festival; assist in the preparation of a budget spreadsheet and assist in planning allocation of $2,000,000 annual budget for prize related expenses, such as marketing, publicity, events, etc. Prepare reports for steering committee, library director, and donor as needed. Conduct research on fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry nominees under the guidance of the Program Director. Read full job description and apply directly through the Yale STARS job site here. Use Requisition number: 34220BR More...

Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Teaching Artists
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Senior Press Officer
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Manager of Academic Programs
Bruce Museum: Museum Educator
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Stage Manager (seasonal, part-time)
Greenwich International Film Festival: Executive Director 
Neighborhood Music School Audubon Arts Summer Theatre:Program Director
Westport Arts Center: Development Director
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Oct. 31: Wesleyan Univ. Press: BAX-2016 Submission Deadline
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Nov. c7: NEST Arts Factory, 1720 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport: 10x10 Drop-Off, 12-4pm
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Nov. c9: Submission Deadline for Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) 2016
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Nov. 12: Progressive Art Tour: Heather Gaudio Fine Art, 66 Elm St, New Canaan, 6-8pm
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Nov. 17: Foothills Art Center, CO, The Engaged Object, Submission Deadline
Nov. 17: Common Ground 5: GGP Offices, 119 Washington St, Norwalk
Nov. 20: A Blade of Grass Fellowships for Engaged Art Deadline
Nov. 22: Hudson Valley Art Association: 18th National Juried Show, Deadline
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