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ARTISTS NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
September 18, 2015
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members by providing unified marketing, capacity building, professional development, and advocacy services. This newsletter is sent to all who request it - but we ask that, if you are not a member, you explore membership benefits and consider joining this community of more than 320 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
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OUR NEWS
❖ Common Ground: Next Meeting Stamford, Sept. 23
❖ Progressive Tour of Fairfield County's Commercial Galleries: Starts Sept 30. 
❖ Welcome New Members: Joe Fucigna, Ric Kallaher, and Alissa Siegal

YOUR NEWS
❖ Member Round-Up: Six members in Carriage Barn Arts Center's Annual Members Show; Other News from Karla Bernstein, Amy Bock, Heide Follin, Joseph Fucigno, Lesley Koenig, Adair Wilson Heitmann, Sooo-z Mastropietro, Amy Oestreicher, Malu Tan, and Amy Vessel.

CALLS FOR ENTRIES
❖ Rowayton Arts Center: Expressions - Sept. 28, 29
❖ Westport Arts Center: Dreamscapes - Oct. 16

❖ Van Der Plas Gallery (NY): Anthology Oct. 10
❖ Whiting Mills, Winsted
: Holiday Open Studios - Nov. 7

AUDITIONS
❖ Ballet School of Stamford: American Girl Doll Fashion Show - Sept. 20
❖ Danbury Music Center: The Nutcracker - Sept. 18-19
❖ Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic: Schedule Your Own 
❖ Curtain Call: Calendar Girls - Oct. 19, 20


OPPORTUNITIES
❖ MAP Fund: Performing Arts Projects - Sept. 28
❖ Denali National Park: Artist Residencies - Sept. 30
❖ Vermont Studio Center: 40 Residency Fellowships Available - Oct. 1
❖ Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship - Sept. 30

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ Pequot Library: Free Creative Writing Workshops 
❖ G&B Cultural Center: The Artist's Way Free Workshop Series

JOBS
❖ Pequot Library: Special Events Coordinator
❖ Ridgefield Symphony: Director of Development and Patron Services

❖ Greenwich International Film Festival: Executive Director
❖ Greenwich International Film Festival: Programmer

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
COMMON GROUND 4
SEPTEMBER 23, 6:30pm: SAVE THE DATE for the fourth in our regular monthly series of Common Ground meetings designed for artists, cultural nonprofit and creative business members to get together informally, get to know one another and look for ways to collaborate. The next meeting will be hosted by our creative businessmember, COMRADITYStrategy and Creative Resource Center, in Stamford's South End (close to Fairway), at 845 Canal Street. Any questions, click here!
GET TO KNOW YOUR GALLERIES
Get Ready for our Progressive Tour of the Fairfield County Commercial Galleries that are members of the Cultural Alliance. Starting September 30 with the C. Parker Gallery (owner Tiffany Benincasa in her gallery at left), we are working with our member galleries to open a new network in which east meets west, artists meet collectors, and our members get to know one another a little better. Stay tuned for details.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
RIC KALLAHER

Ric Kallaher is a Norwalk-based professional photographer documenting the events and personalities of the worlds of advertising, media, the arts and culture. With a mission to "artfully create strong, provocative & transcendent visual records of meaningful relationships & significant moments," Ric's knowledge of how to photograph events helps in coordinating with marketing & PR teams to bring other added values. He has been the photographer of record for the top advertising awards shows, (The One Show Festival, The ANDY Awards, the EFFIES Awards, The Art Directors Club, The Advertising Club), for CTAM - the Cable Telecommunications Association for Marketing, cover stories for Fox News, and the Museum of Arts & Design. Ric has documented events at New York's Symphony Space, including studio portraits of Philip Glass, E. L. Doctorow, John Updike, Richard Ford, Joyce Carol Oates, and others. Last year Ric exhibited some of his fine art photographs in three exhibits at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. Ric donates his photographic talents to Flashes of Hope, a national nonprofit organization that changes the way children with cancer see themselves through the gift of photography. See Ric's website; Twitter; Instagram; Facebook
JOE FUCIGNA

A Norwalk native, Joseph Fucigna is a multi-media artist who enjoys taking modest industrial materials and transforming them into elegant yet provocative abstractions that speak to the inherent qualities of the material, process, and craft. The inspiration for a series usually begins with the discovery of a common industrial material, which through play, trial and error, and vision, Fucigna transforms into new and unexpected formal abstractions that speak about the materials' intrinsic characteristics. As he writes, “I do not want the sculptures to be just about the material, they also need to have an underlying theme or concept that carries it beyond the superficial.” Creating a perfect balance between suggestive content, and the formal qualities of the material that allows both to be active participants is the ultimate goal. His paintings are often used as studies and inspirations for the three-dimensional works. Joe received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He also attended the Triangle Workshop in Pine Plains, NY, working with renowned sculptor Sir Anthony Caro and critic Clement Greenberg. Fucigna has been Professor of Art at Norwalk Community College since 1993, serving as Chair of the Humanities Department and Chair of the Studio Arts Program for over 20 years. Fucigna’s work has been included in exhibitions at the UN, Grounds for Sculpture, Katonah Museum, Kyoto Gallery in Japan, the National Academy of Design, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, the New York State Museum, Albany, and the Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Fred Giampietro Gallery, Sculpture Barn, Norwalk Community College Art Gallery, ArtSpace and others. He was a recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. See Fucigna's website; Instagram; Facebook.
ALISSA SIEGAL

Stamford-Based Alissa Siegal has been a full time artist since 1986, when she received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. After painting in the Virgin Islands and Italy, she returned to New York where she earned an MFA in painting at the New York Academy of Art. Since then she has exhibited widely across the US, in the Virgin Islands and in Europe, with paintings that can be seen in many homes, businesses and public spaces. While working on her own in her studio, she also collaborates with clients to create portraits, book illustrations and other work. Alissa writes that it is the shadow world of magic, myths and strange creatures (that she first discovered in childhood stories) that informs much of her art. “Every time I pick up a piece of charcoal, I am looking to dig as deep into myself as I can. I approach subjects as varied as people, animals, or objects from my life with the sole intention of putting their energy and essence on canvas. Charcoal lines are marks that flow directly from my brain to the surface, while color is looser and more intuitive.” Alissa has been a teaching artist with the Silvermine Guild in Norwalk, the Loft Artists in Stamford, and Greenwich Continuing Education, as well as through private lessons and classes. Alissa is a past president of the Loft Artists Association and an artist associate at the Katonah Museum of Art, and has been featured in television specials, as well as in the movies The Bounty Hunter, with Jennifer Aniston, and Something Borrowed, with Ginnifer Goodwin. See Alissa's website; Instagram; Facebook.
CURRENT MEMBERS
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YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS NEWS
KARLA BERNSTEIN (FCBuzz) has just released her newest photography project: BOTANICALS…the Beauty of Aging. Karla writes that this project "evolved as I worked and photographed in my gardens. I have become increasingly intrigued with photographing the blossoms and foliage as they age―the shapes, lines, muted colors, and textures that appear with nature’s involution. While I work to capture the lines and creases that emerge, I'm drawn to the beauty of the aging process itself. Flowers, foliage, and seeds, as they fade, parallel our own human aging process — the way our skin’s texture transforms over time, the way our faces change, becoming ever more interesting and captivating." 
AMY BOCK (FCBuzzwill be exhibiting her painting Wildwood, (oil and sand on panel, 30"x24" detail at right) at the Golden Thread Gallery in the themed show Tree of Life. The exhibit will open on September 19 and close on January 9, 2016. There will be a closing reception on January 9th from 7-8:30 pm. A selection of poems inspired by the art in the exhibit will be read at the closing event. Golden Thread gallery is located at 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT.
HEIDE FOLLIN (FCBuzz)  was awarded Best in Show at the 2015 Abstraction exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center for her painting Galapagos Dreamscape 1 (acrylic, 24"x30", detail at right). The painting, Heidi writes, is part of a series inspired by the landscape, creatures and the magnificent wonders found in the Galapagos Islands. The judge for the show was painter, teacher, printmaker, Mary Louise Long. This current exhibit runs through September 27th.
New member JOSEPH FUCIGNO (FCBuzz) is exhibiting in the 2015 Governor's Island Art Fair with over 100 locally, regionally and nationally located artists. His piece Black and Blue 14 (plastic and metal fencing, 64”x 48”x 40,” 2014, at right) is in the kitchen space in building 405B, along Colonels Row. The exhibition is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm during the month of September.
LESLEY KOENIG is participating in New Haven's Annual City Wide Open Studios (CWOS), the third largest open studios event in the country, at the Geoffe Street Armory. Each artist has space for one 18"x18" piece. At right, a detail from Lesley's Bright Day in the Valley (14.5"x13.5"). Opening Night is Friday, October 2, 5-8pm along with the Fantasmagorie Light Exhibition, 8-10pm.
ADAIR WILSON HEITMANN (FCBuzz) has a clay mono print, created with pure color pigments and clay slip on a leather hard clay slab, Jeff's Choice (detail at right) that has been juried into the Stamford Art Association's Anything Goes exhibition at The Ferguson Library. The show runs through November 12, in the Ferguson Library Gallery, 3rd Floor, One Public Library Plaza, Stamford. This piece was a close second place winner in a Facebook contest in which Adair asked her friends to choose their favorite piece - hence the title
SOOO-Z MASTROPIETRO  has a fiber art piece, Ombrouchure included in the Carriage Barn Arts Center's Members' Show, opening this Saturday, September 19, 6-8pm. Also showing: KARLA BERNSTEIN, TRACE BURROUGHS, HEIDE FOLLIN, and JUDY PEKNIK (click on names to link to their works in the show).
AMY OESTREICHER (FCBuzz) flies out to Kansas City today for her workshop using her musical, Gutless & Grateful, for the Transformative Language Arts Network annual 2015 Power of Words conference. Her writings continue to be published widely: see her latest in The Washington Post and three in the Huffington Post, where she is now a regular contributing blogger. Amy has also Safe By You (detail at right) accepted into the Ferguson Library Anything Goes exhibit.
MALU TAN (FCBuzz) has a painting, BLOOM (acrylic on board, 18” x 18,” 2015, at right) that was accepted for the 35th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, October 4 - November 5, 2015 at the Stamford Art Association. The opening reception will be Sunday October 4, 4-6pm.
ANY VENSEL  (FCBuzzhas been selected to take part in New Directions, a national exhibition of contemporary art at the Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. The juror was Janet Bishop, the Weisel Family Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Amy’s painting, Moto (acrylic on canvas, 30” x 30,” at right), will be on view along with other selections the juror recognized as “works that reflect a strength of conviction—art that seem[s] to hit a high note in fresh, interesting ways no matter what the subject, style, or medium.” The opening reception is on Sat. Sept. 26, 4-7pm, and the show continues until Oct. 31. Amy will be giving an artist’s talk on Sat. Oct. 17, 4pm. 

Check FCBuzz.org for listings of all events by our members!
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             
ROWAYTON ARTS CENTER EXPRESSIONS
SEPTEMBER 28, 29

The Rowayton Arts Center  announces an open call to all artists for its exhibition Expressions, that will open with a reception Sunday October 4, 4-6pm. This is a juried exhibition: Rosemary "Posey" Webber is the judge. All media (acrylic, computer art-not photography based, drawings, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, prints, sculpture and watercolor). Any theme. Fees: Two entries per artist: $20 for one entry; $35 for two (nonmembers: $25 for one entry; $45 for two). Best in Show winner receives $250 Mavis Fenner Memorial Award. Receiving: Monday, September 28, 4:00 - 7:00pm; Tuesday, September 29, 11:00am - 2:00pm. Full prospectus available here. Four of the artists juried into the exhibition will be invited to discuss their inspiration, process and art during ATRAC, a free evening of art talk that begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21. Following the discussion, attendees can view additional works by the artists and talk informally with them during a reception in RAC’s upstairs studio.
WESTPORT ARTS CENTER
DREAMSCAPES
OCTOBER 16

The Westport Arts Center is accepting entries for its popular annual members show. This year's theme is Dreamscapes: "forms, colors and images that an artist might see in real or imagined space. A dreamscape could be inspired by encounters with cosmic phenomena like the sky or a view of organic life glimpsed through a microscope. It could express a psychological state of mind or emotions evoked by music. It could be a painting, drawing, collage, video, photograph, or sculpture. It is whimsical." The juror is Alexandra Munroe, Ph.D., Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, former Vice President of the Japan Society, New York, and former director of its museum. All artists submitting entries must be members through Jan. 31, 2016, Artists may submit up to two entries. The entry fee is $35. Click here for more information. Submission form is here.
VAN DER PLAS GALLERY
ANTHOLOGY
OCTOBER 10


Van Der Plas Gallery (156 Orchard St, New York) is currently accepting entries for its first annual juried exhibition Anthology. Selected and curated by internationally respected art world professionals, Anthology will be a painting/drawing/sculpture exhibition that will reach out democratically to artists worldwide. The exhibition could be a key barometer of emerging and established talent. Consisting of ten finalists selected from all applicants, the exhibition will open on December 3rd 2015 and be on display until December 30th 2015. Van Der Plas Gallery will present a cash prize of $1,500 and a solo exhibition in February 2016 to one winner, who will also be profiled on Arte Fuse online magazine. Artists at all stages in their careers and working in painting, drawing and sculpture are invited to apply. The Anthology jury members will change every year, ensuring that artists who have previously applied will continue to be assessed by different individuals and therefore have renewed opportunities to be selected. Apply with up to three images here. Deadline: October 10, 2015
WHITING MILLS - WINSTED, CT
OPEN STUDIOS
NOVEMBER 7


Whiting Mills, Winsted, CT (Litchfield County) announces a Holiday Open Studio EventDecember 6th and 7th, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Mills is offering select guest artists and artisans the opportunity to display and sell their work during this event. Whiting Mills, known for its unique collection of working artists, artisans, and craftspeople continues to attract art buyers and those looking for the unique and creative item. Application Deadline is November 7, 2015. All media will be considered. Please submit 3 images that represent the work you plan to show. Include dimensions. We need to know the approximate size of your pieces. Indicate how your work will be displayed: wall or free standing walls, pedestal or table, etc. Include complete contact information: name, address, phone, cell, e-mail, website. A $60 fee is due upon acceptance. Check should be made out to Whiting Mills. Mail checks to: Jeanne Morningstar Kent, PO Box 88, Winsted, CT 06098. For more information or E-mail application: Jeanne Morningstar Kent at 860-738-3661 or rkent3661@charter.net
REMINDERS:
Sept. 25: Beechwood Arts - Savor Deadline for Submission
Sept. 26: Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Library: Fact or Fiction Submission Date
Oct. 1: Clay Art Center (Port Chester): TriState of Mind Submission Deadline
Oct.  c2: Two Roads Brewery: Conn. Artists Submission Deadline
AUDITIONS                             
BALLET SCHOOL OF STAMFORD
AMERICAN GIRL DOLL FASHION SHOW
AUDITION SEPT 20

The Ballet School of Stamford presents The American Girl Doll Fashion Show on November 8 at the Hilton Stamford Hotel, benefiting Dance for All.  The Ballet School seeks 90 girls, with confidence and enthusiasm, who will make the show fun for the audience. All clothing worn during the show will be provided by American Girl Programs, and is specific to sizes 10 and 6x. An audition will be held Sunday September 20, from 1pm to 5pm at The Ballet School of Stamford, 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford. For more information, call 203-358-8853.
DANBURY MUSIC CENTER
THE NUTCRACKER
SEPTEMBER 18-19

On September 18 and 19, Danbury Music Centre will hold auditions for The Nutcracker at Danbury High School. Auditions are in groups based on age, from six years-old through adult. Click here or above for brochure with full details. Nutcracker is an inclusive production, and everyone – whether trained in dance or not – is invited to audition. Performances of The Nutcracker will take place at Danbury High School December 11-13. Danbury Music Centre’s production of The Nutcracker features live music from the Danbury Symphony Orchestra. For more information about auditions and the production, please contact Danbury Music Centre at 203-748-1716 or dmc@danburymusiccentre.org.
STAMFORD YOUNG ARTISTS PHILHARMONIC
ROLLING AUDITIONS

Membership in the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic (SYAP) provides the serious young music student with the opportunity to grow as both a person and a musician. All three SYAP ensembles maintain a high level of musicianship, and allow for a challenging repertoire. Auditions for new students are held on a rolling basis. Returning members of the top orchestra (YAP) are expected to audition every year, in a non-judgmental setting in order to evaluate their individual progress and offer advice for the upcoming year. Click here to schedule your audition. A SYAP representative will contact you and secure a slot for you during the audition day. More...
CURTAIN CALL
CALENDAR GIRLS
OCTOBER 19 & 20

Curtain Call, 
the non-profit community-based theatre company in residence at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex in Stamford, announces auditions for Calendar Girls, October 19 and 20, 7pm. Rehearsals begin November 2. Performances run January 8 thru 24 in The Dressing Room Theatre. A charming and revealing comedy based on the true story of a group of working-class British housewives who became overnight celebrities by posing for a nude calendar in order to raise money for a new leukemia unit. Those auditioning should be familiar with the play, comfortable with using a British accent, and come prepared to read from sides provided. Details here.
OPPORTUNITIES                             
MAP FUND
 PERFORMING ARTS PROJECTS
SEPTEMBER 28

The MAP Fund, an ancillary program of Creative Capital, is now accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for performing arts projects. Visit the Online Letter of Inquiry site to read the instructions, register your account, and submit your application. The submission deadline for LOIs is Monday, September 28, 2015 at 5:00pm. The MAP Fund is founded on the principle that experimentation drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. The program welcomes applications from artists, ensembles, producers and presenters of a high artistic standard, whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and deep inquiry. Letters of Inquiry must come from organizations based in the United States that have current nonprofit federal tax status (501c3); unincorporated artists or ensembles may apply to MAP through a fiscal sponsor. Questions? Read the FAQs section of MAP's website, or email lauren@mapfund.org with application inquiries.
DENALI NATIONAL PARK 
ARTIST RESIDENCIES
SEPTEMBER 30

Denali National Park, Alaska, offers artist residencies to visual artists, writers and composers. Following a 10-day residency, each artist volunteers to lead a public outreach activity with visitors and to donate one piece of art to the program collection. For a two-year trial period beginning in 2016, the program will explore a preference for digital and performance-based donations rather than physical pieces for the program collection. Artists are challenged to create pieces for visitors that offer a fresh and innovative perspective of the park drawn from their own experience. For application details, click here.  A new residency in music composition has just been added and the piece that the composer donates is expected to be performed at the Denali Music Festival in 2017, as the park is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding as Mount McKinley National Park in 1917.
VERMONT STUDIO CENTER
40 RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE
OCTOBER 1

The Vermont Studio Center was founded by artists in 1984, along the banks of the Gihon River in the historic village of Johnson, Vermont. Over the last 30 years, VSC has grown to become the largest international artists' and writers' residency program in the United States. VSC's mission is to provide studio residencies in an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form. VSC offers 40 residency fellowships to visual artists and writers (some fellowships are specific to certain disciplines and geographies). Deadline October 1. Learn more and apply here.
THE KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP
SEPTEMBER 30

T
he Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship  was created in 2010 to honor the memory of gifted editor Karen Schmeer. It is a year-long experience that encourages and champions the talent t of an emerging documentary editor. it creates opportunities to help cultivate and an editor's artistry and craft and expand his or her professional and creative community. Applications are now being accepted. The fellowship assists emerging documentary editors by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. Emerging documentary editors who have cut at least one feature documentary (longer than 60 minutes) but no more than three and are based in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Learn more
Deadline: September 30, 2015
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             
PEQUOT LIBRARY
 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
BEGIN SEPTEMBER 19

The Pequot Library Creative Writing Workshop Series kicks off on September 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm and will take place on the third Saturday of each month through May 2016. The fun, inspiring and supportive workshops will be held downstairs at Pequot Library. All writing will be done in the workshops through customized writing prompts. This workshop is led by Adair W. Heitmann, BFA, and is free and open to the public, ages 17 and up. Participants must bring their own writing implements.
Each session will have a theme and verbal prompts will be given every 15-30 minutes to exercise the creative mind. The theme for the September 19 session is: What have you learned in the “school” of your life? These workshops are designed to provide an encouraging environment for beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers to help get their ideas onto the page. Adair W. Heitmann is an award-winning author, artist and teacher. Her work appears in hundreds of newspapers, is published in over 30 magazines, and in three anthologies. More. Register here, or call 203-259-0346 x 20.
G&B CULTURAL CENTER
THE ARTIST'S WAY
WORKSHOP SERIES


Pat Hegnauer, director of the Gilbert and Bennett Cultural Center, has announced the upcoming launch of a 12-week series for spiritual growth and development for artists, writers, sculptors, and other creatives based on The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. The series will be facilitated by national award winning author, Peter Flierl. Artist’s Way Sacred Circle is a series of 12 workshops designed to develop and enhance the creativity of those participating and is intended for anyone interested in practicing and developing the art of creative living. Participants should purchase a copy of The Artist’s Way beforehand. Commitment to Morning Pages and Artist’s Dates is encouraged for the 12-week program.
This free 12-week program is being facilitated by Peter Flierl, MSW, Founder & CEO of Broccoli Soup. For more information and to register, click here, call Peter Flierl 484-635-0528 or the G&B Center at 203-544-0056.


JOBS                             
PEQUOT LIBRARY
SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR


The Pequot Library, Southport, seeks a Special Events Coordinator, who would be chiefly responsible for special events, such as the Art Show, the Spring Benefit, the Book Sale, Derby Day, the Golf Outing, etc. The Special Events Coordinator will also play an important role in the development and execution of all cultivation and membership activities, in conjunction with the Development Associate and Membership Manager. Working closely with the Executive Director and other development staff, this position also helps with the clerical responsibilities associated with all development work. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience in nonprofit or events; Results-oriented professional with a minimum of one year of successful experience in fundraising, networking, community organizing and/or outside sales skills required; Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, ability to make Pequot Library come alive through top quality written material, stories, strategies, and talking points. Salary Range: Part-time position 15-20 hours per week; $15-$20 per hour. Click here for detailed job description.

RIDGEFIELD SYMPHONY
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & PATRON SERVICES

The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra (RSO) seeks a Director of Development and Patron Services (Director), who, in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), will spearhead patron relationship building and development efforts. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra (RSO), with particular focus on expanding our donor base, major gifts and sponsorships. In conjunction with the ED, develop and implement the RSO’s Annual Development Plan. In partnership with the RSO Executive Director and RSO Board, and within the parameters of the overall Development Plan, identify, cultivate and solicit individual, foundation and corporate donors. In conjunction with RSO Executive Director, RSO Board and Ad-Hoc Committees, assist in the planning, development and implementation of fundraising events. Application Deadline Sept. 21. Full details here.
GREENWICH INTL FILM FESTIVAL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for leading the organization to a new level of acclaim and success. This position is responsible for meeting and exceeding the Festival’s strategic goals for programming, development, fundraising, sponsorship, marketing, strategic partnerships, event planning, annual planning, financial management and administration, while conducting the festival in an efficient, effective manner that is consistent with policies set by the Board and Upper Management. The Executive Director position is full-time, year-round with a salary that is negotiable and commensurate with level of experience. Primary Responsibilities include: programming; fundraising; human resources; volunteer management; strategic partnerships; board development; event planning; filmmaker Relations; special events; marketing; box office supervision; and business management. Please contact Chief Operating Officer Ginger Stickel to apply at ginger@greenwichfilm.org or 203-717-1800
GREENWICH INTL FILM FESTIVAL
PROGRAMMER

The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is a non-profit organization that celebrates the art of film in Greenwich, CT, with a world class festival in June and supporting events throughout the year. The Festival’s mission is to provide filmmakers with an effective platform to showcase their work with the goal of finding financing and distribution. Additionally, GIFF will harness the power of film to serve the greater good by supporting an important cause. GIFF is seeking a Programmer who will help program the Festival films, screenings, panels, workshops and other programs. Additionally, the Programmer will help to conceive, develop, budget and implement the artistic and programmatic focus of the organization in consultation with the three founders and COO. Click here for details. Please contact Chief Operating Officer Ginger Stickel to apply at ginger@greenwichfilm.org or 203-717-1800
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Teaching Artists
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Senior Press Officer
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Stage Manager (seasonal, part-time)
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: General Theatre Technician (seasonal, full-time)
Westport Arts Center: Development Director
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CALENDAR                             
SEPTEMBER
Sept. 18: William Johnson Prize for African-American Artist Application Deadline
Sept. 20: New England Ballet: Nutcracker Auditions, Orange (203-345-4194)
Sept. 23: Common Ground 4: Meet at Comradity, 845 Canal St, Stamford; 6:30pm
Sept. 23, 24: Ridgefield Theatre Barn: Auditions for Wreck the Halls.
Sept. 25: Beechwood Arts + Blue Lemon: Savor! Submission Deadline
Sept. 28: The MAP Fund: Performing Arts Projects Letter of Inquiry Deadline
Sept. 28, 29: Receiving for Rowayton Arts Center, Expressions
Sept. 30: CAFC Progressive Tour of Member Commercial Art Galleries opens at C. Parker Gallery, 17 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Members Only.
Sept. 30: RFQ Deadlines for Asnuntuck Community College and GCC Public Art Projects
Sept. 30: Denali National Park Artist Residencies Application Deadline
Sept. 30: Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship Application Deadline
Sept. 30: write4good Scholarship Deadline

OCTOBER
Oct. c1: Clay Art Center (Port Chester): TriState of Mind Submission Deadline
Oct. c1: Vermont Studio Center: Residency Fellowships Application Deadline
Oct. c1: Submission Deadline for Reply Comments on Visual Copyright Protection
Oct.
c2: Two Roads Brewery: Conn. Artists Submission Deadline
Oct. 10: Van Der Plas Gallery: Anthology Submissions Deadline
Oct. 15: Buzzfeed Emerging Writer Fellowship Application Deadline
Oct. 16: Young Arts Foundation Application Deadline
Oct. 16: Westport Arts Center, Dreamscapes Submission Deadline
Oct. 18: 2015 Future of Music Summit Musicians Fellowships Application Deadline
Oct. 30: Picture That/Unity Magazine: Asian-Pacific American Heritage & Sustainability 
Editions Submission Deadline
Oct. 31: Wesleyan Univ. Press: BAX-2016 Submission Deadline

NOVEMBER
Nov. c7: Whiting Mills (Winsted): Holiday Open Studios Submission Deadline

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