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ARTISTS NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
December 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 350 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
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OUR NEWS
❖ Nominations open for Cultural Alliance Arts & Culture Empowerment Awards (ACE)
Fiscal Sponsorship for Artists: RSVP for Workshop at Silvermine - Jan. 12
❖ Welcome New Members: Susan Fehlinger, Valerie Leff, Barbara Loss, Vincent Verrillo

YOUR NEWS
❖ Member Round-Up: News from Amy Bock, Joy Bush, Ann Chernow & Nomi Silverman, Eric Chiang & Rose-Marie Fox, Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Susan Fehlinger, Kristen Graves, and Vincent Verrillo.

OTHER NEWS
❖ Good News from Congress
❖ NEA Study of Impact of the Arts on Early Childhood

CALLS FOR ENTRIES
❖ Fusionworks Dance Co.: Northeast Choreographers Festival - Jan. 1
❖ Easton Arts Council: Annual Art Show - Jan. 10
❖ Hygienic Art, New London: Screening Room Film Festival - Jan. 15
❖ Center for Contemporary Printmaking: Footprint International - March 21

OPPORTUNITIES
❖ Bemis Center, Omaha: Sci-Fi and the Human Condition - Jan. 8
❖ Aaron Copland Fund: Recording Program - Jan. 15 
❖ Yale Humanists: Green Light Project for New Haven Green - Jan. 17 
❖ I-Park Foundation (East Haddam): General Residencies - Jan. 25 

JOBS
❖ Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County: Director of Development
❖ Arts for Learning, CT: Business Development Associate

❖ Hafner Glass Studio: Artist Assistant
❖ Arts & Ideas International Festival: Box Office Manager

Jobs Still Available

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
CULTURAL ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES ACE AWARDS
Nominations are now open for the new Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards. The awards will be presented at a breakfast May 19, 2016, and will celebrate those individuals, organizations, and businesses that have either made significant contributions to the community through arts and culture, or who have enriched the arts and culture sector through volunteerism or patronage. You can nominate individuals for an Artist or Citizen Award, a business for the Corporate Award; an individual, nonprofit, or creative business for the Educator Award, and an arts and cultural organization or leader for the Nonprofit Award. Click here to make your nomination. More...
RSVP:  FUNDRAISING FOR ARTISTS WORKSHOP - JAN. 12
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County has arranged for Ana Fiore, of the Fiscal Sponsorship Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to present a workshop Tues. Jan. 12, 6-8pm at Silvermine Arts Center, on NYFA’s extensive fundraising and support programs available nationwide for individual artists in all disciplines. Practical information on fundraising and grantwriting for artists will be offered. Fiscal Sponsorship is a critical way for individual artists, artists' collaborative projects, and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines to apply for funding usually available only to organizations with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. RSVP here.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
SUSAN FEHLINGER

Susan Fehlinger was an "occasional painter" during her 30-year career at a New York ad. agency, "relishing the week I took each year to attend painting workshops in New Hampshire." She took a few night classes at The School of Visual Arts in New York, and some workshops on the Cape, but is essentially self-taught. In 1997 she left New York for Cape Cod - first running a bed-and-breakfast and then buying and running SummerGuide, Cape Cod, putting to use what she had learned in advertising. It was the death of her mother, in 2003, also an artist, that inspired Susan to resume painting in earnest, first focusing on a "Fresh Produce" series and then branching out to encompass landscapes, barns, and coastal scenes. In 2014, she moved to Black Rock, Bridgeport, where she became an active member of the Black Rock Art Guild. She now paints scenes of both coastal architecture and cityscapes–applying oil paint thickly with a palette knife to highlight structure, form, and shadow. She says, “Light changes everything. It transforms everyday objects, familiar scenes or simple buildings into important objects, dramatic scenes or architectural shapes. It changes colors. It changes moods. … It’s the play of light and shadow, the shapes light creates–negative and positive–that I strive to see, understand, and capture in my paintings.” Currently represented by the Greene Art Gallery in Guilford, her giclee prints are sold at Palooza in Fairfield and she has been in several group shows, including at the Westport Art Center, Beechwood Arts' Blue Lemon Gallery and currently at the Fairfield Public Library’s Kershner Gallery (see Member News). See Susan's website and Facebook page.

VALERIE ANN LEFF

Valerie Ann Leff is the Executive Director of Westport Writers Workshop. Her novel-in-stories, Better Homes and Husbands, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2004 (paperback 2005) and optioned by NBC-Universal in 2006. Valerie’s stories and personal essays have appeared in literary journals such as The Antioch Review, The Seattle Review, Carolina Quarterly, The Southwest Review, The Sun, and many others. Valerie served as co-founder, co-director and teaching faculty for the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina--Asheville, and in 2014, she directed a one-day writers’ conference at the 92nd Street Y in New York. She has taught many writing workshops both privately and for organizations such as The Lighthouse Literary Workshop in Denver and the North Carolina Writers Network. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and Certificates in Group Leadership and Group Leadership for Underserved Populations from Amherst Writers and Artists.

BARBARA LOSS

A former teacher of reading and English at Ludlowe and Warde High Schools in Fairfield, and Norwalk Community College, (and author of the very influential Say the Word: A Guide to Improving Word Recognition Skills), Barbara Loss often incorporated her work as a photographer into her classrooms. Recent photographic themes have included Under the Bridges and Through the Arch (2013) and Friends and Lovers, (2015) both shows that were exhibited at Framemakers Picture Framing and Art GalleryLoss had also collaborated with artist Enid Hatton on a collection entitled My Backyard, a series of photographic images that Hatton had then painted. In addition, a collection of wedding photographs Barbara had assembled  inspired a book by award-winning Cuban poet Reina Maria Rodriguez entitled Las Fotos de la Señora Loss, 2009. Barbara's portrait of the photographer Trude Fleischmann (1984) was published in the Wien Museum exhibition catalog entitled Trude Fleischmann : der selbstbewusste Blick = a self-assured eye, 2011. In 2013, Cuban Art News published her image, in an article with photographer Juan Carlos Alom, of a sculpture by Alexandre Arrechea that was part of the Park Avenue sculpture project in NYC. Barbara's current interests include street photography and portraits, as well as natural and graphic composition, both in black-and-white and color film and in digital media.
VINCENT VERRILLO 

Vincent Verrillo first became interested in the arts as an English major in college. Influenced by the great writers, Vincent responded with a camera rather than a pen. He became proficient in the darkroom and, after graduating from Central Connecticut State University, made a living as a freelance photographer. Living in Bridgeport, Vincent joined the Bridgeport police force, took a Masters Degree in Forensic Science at the University of New Haven, and became a detective on the force. At the same time he became increasingly interested in painting, being influenced by Jackson Pollock, Joan Miro, Hans Hoffman, Ernest Haas. Certainly he finds his artwork helps him negotiate between the often "absolute horror" found in police work and the "absolute beauty" in the natural world. Vincent comments that he is most at peace and alive when he is painting. He is able to pull something from deep inside and put it on canvas. Although he says he does not know what he is going to paint when he starts, his home is full of sketch books. Although James Joyce wrote that he thought the artist should remain “within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork . . . indifferent, paring his fingernails," Vincent says he observes, tries to understand what he sees, and then puts those feelings into his paintings. Vincent has lived in Stratford since 2003 and has shown his work regionally, as well as in New York since 1973. This year, he was in the 3-person show, Simply Abstract, at the Fairfield Public Library's Kershner Gallery, and had a solo show at the Greenwich YWCA, 2016 opens with a solo show at Gratia Gillespie Art Gallery, Atria Darien (see Members News below). See Vincent's blog here.

CURRENT MEMBERS
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YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
AMY BOCK was selected to exhibit her painting Lichen Cups, Moss and Rock (36" x 24", oil on panel, detail at right) in the Mattatuck Museum's juried exhibition MixMaster. The exhibition seeks to discover and recognize the talents of artists working in New England and the Tri-State region. The juror of the show is Elizabeth Denny, Director of New York's Denny Gallery, specializing in work by emerging and mid-career artists. The opening reception will be on Saturday, January 23, 2016, 4-6 p.m. The exhibition will run through March 6th. The Mattatuck Museum is located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury.
JOY BUSH has two of her photographs in By and by…at home with Sam and Livy (curated by ArtSpace New Haven's Sarah Fritchey and Rashmi Talpade) at Hartford's Gallery at Constitution Plaza. The exhibit reconstructs a Clemens family story-telling game that incorporated the same set of objects on the mantelpiece into each story, while remaking the narrative. Visitors to the exhibit will find a replica mantelpiece featuring 13 contemporary objects provided by the 13 artists in the show. Visitors are invited to rearrange the objects to activate a new imagined story. One of Joy's photographs is pictured here: Red Slide (14"w x 11" h; detail).
ANN CHERNOW, has her 2015 lithograph Starlight, Starbright, Scary Night (15 x 11" at right) in Cross-Currents, a bi-coastal print portfolio that has just been acquired by the Print Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also included is work by NOMI SILVERMAN (as well as by artists Lynn Curtis, Stephen A Fredericks, Sherry Bell, James Reed, Maryly Snow, Kim Vanderheiden and Tom Bentsen). Congratulations, all!

Congratulations to Cultural Alliance members ERIC CHIANG and ROSE-MARIE FOX for being selected among 12 new members of the Silvermine Arts Guild. Their work will be included in an exhibition of New Members at the Silvermine Arts Center opening Sunday, January 10, 2pm-4pm.
CAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON is exhibiting six embroidered collages at the Greenwich Arts Councils “Gift Ideas” Show in the Bendheim Ballery. The show includes her Poinsettia, (embroidered collage, 14” sq. framed at right).  There will be a Holiday Reception Saturday, December 19, 3-5pm. Carol also has a group of her embroidered collages on view at the Bedford Village Gallery, 15 Court Road, Bedford, NY.
Our new member, SUSAN FEHLINGER has work in the 3-person show, In & Out at the Fairfield Public Library's Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, through Jan. 17. Susan has 15 paintings in the show - a mix of pieces from some of her favorite places to paint on the coast–Cape Cod, Nantucket, Monhegan Island ME, and Prince Edward Island–together with more urban images since she moving to Black Rock. At right a detail from End of Season (18"x18") painted in Sandwich, Cape Cod.
ELLEN GORDON has 15 pieces in In & Out.  She is showing 9 large figurative collages and 6 color/ink studies (the first time she is exhibiting her studies). At right is a detail of Dreaming of India (2015, mixed media on paper), which was featured in last Sunday’s New York Times Metro sectionEllen says her newer work is inspired by her drawings from private sessions with her model: "the collection displayed speaks more about the creative magic that happens when inspiration and form collide. The artwork itself is the result of a searching process - finding the shapes and lines in both the figure and transcribing those lines into contemporary compositions."
This past Tuesday, December 15, was declared by Governor Malloy, KRISTEN GRAVES DAY - "A day to recognize the arts, compassion and social justice." Congratulations to KRISTEN for this great honor. "Listed as part of the “new generation of folk music” in the New York Times and mentioned in Rolling Stone for her music’s environmental activism, Kristen strives to promote kindness through her faux political party, The Just Be Nice Party, and carries on the tradition of social justice through folk music, calling her songs 'music with a conscience.'" Note too that Kristen's Christmas Album, which funds her music camp on the Cheyenne River Reservation, is on special sale here
New member VINCENT VERRILLO is showing 25 of his paintings (1980-2015) at Gratia Gillespie Art Gallery, Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Rd, Darien. The opening is January 8, 2016, 5-7 PM. Shown at right a detail of Barbara's Song (1980, oil on canvas, 24"x30")

Check FCBuzz.org for listings of all events by our members!
OTHER NEWS                             
GOOD NEWS FROM CONGRESS

Good news flooded from Congress this week as it released the FY2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act and the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. The bills call for an increase in the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)’s budget of almost $2 million and a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover- big legislative wins!
1. The budget for the NEA was increased by $2 million to $147.949 million to the President’s request. Earlier this year, both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House proposals were to level-fund the NEA for the fifth year in a row, but the success of the 2-year budget agreement to “raise the caps” enabled additional funding to reach the agency.
2. The budget for the U.S.. Department of Educations’ Arts in Education program also increased to $27 million—a $2 million increase. In recent years this program had received level funding and also seen proposals for termination, but arts advocates once again made the case and in the next authorization beginning in Fiscal Year 2017, it continues under the “Assistance for Arts Education” program enacted under ESSA- the Every Student Succeeds Act, now signed into law. 
3. On charitable giving, the non-profit arts community has been pursuing making permanent the IRA Charitable Rollover for over decade. Permanence will give certainty and spur new and increased charitable donations to arts and culture institutions and the full array of nonprofits that serve Americans every day.
There will likely be swift approval by Congress before their holiday recess. Both of these bills are anticipated to be signed into law on or before December 22.
NEA STUDY ON ARTS AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

In their first years, children experience rapid and important emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. What role do the arts play in their development? A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts looks at research on how the arts affect young children from birth to age eight. The news is good, but several research questions remain. The Arts in Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Benefits of Arts Participation: A Literature Review and Gap-Analysis (2000-2015) synthesized findings from 18 recent reports in psychology and education research that focused on social and emotional outcomes of young children who participated in music, dance, theater, drawing, and painting. Among the findings:
Social skills and the arts – there are positive associations between arts activities and developing social skills, such as helping, sharing, caring, and empathizing with others. Parents who reported singing to their child at least three times a week were more likely to report that their child had strong and sophisticated social skills. 
Emotional regulation and the arts – studies showed that the arts help children regulate their emotions, a critical skill for well-adjusted children and adults. Infants who participated in a six-month active music group with singing and dancing had better emotional regulation behaviors than did infants in a passive music group, where music was played in the background while infants did other activities.
The role of demographics and development disorders – how do age, gender, income, and development disorders such as autism affect arts learning outcomes? 
Toddlers from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds who were in schools that included an arts integration program had more positive emotional expression and improved emotional regulation over the course of the school year when compared to a control group of low SES toddlers.  More...
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             
FUSIONWORKS
NORTHEAST CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL
JANUARY 1

The Choreographers Festival 2016 (Providence, RI), hosted by Fusionworks Dance Company, is currently accepting submissions from the Northeast. This year’s festival will be held in November and will showcase the works of four emerging and established choreographers. Three finalists will be paid a $1,000 stipend to do a week-long residency in either May, June, or August, during which they will set their work on Fusionworks Dance Company.  All chosen artists will also teach a master class open to the community. Housing and food are provided for finalists. All invited choreographers are required to promote the project and to encourage community support. To apply: please submit the following via e-mail to fusionwk@cox.net or by mail to Fusionworks Dance Company, PO Box 402, Lincoln, RI 012865: Application forma video link or DVD of a finished work (must be between 8-15 minutes and not require more than 6 dancers); a brief written description of your work and where it has been presented; a biography or resume; links to all social media platforms where your work is represented, such as Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, or Instagram; a $25 submission fee. More...
EASTON ARTS COUNCIL
ANNUAL ART SHOW
JANUARY 10

Easton Arts Council seeks original painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and artisan entries for its Annual Art Show January 13 - February 27, 2016 at the Easton Public Library. 691 Morehouse Rd. Fee $20 for 2 entries includes membership dues. Entry deadline is January 10. Download entry forms here. Questions? Email: info@eastonartscouncil.org or call 203-374-0705 or 203-261-0175.
HYGIENIC ART
SCREENING ROOM 
FILM FESTIVAL 
JANUARY 15

As part of Hygienic Art Center’s 37th Annual Salon Des Independents, The Screening Room is New London’s premier free Independent Film Festival featuring works from both emerging and established filmmakers. As with the Salon Des Indépendants art show itself, there will be no judge, no jury, no entry fee and no censorship! Whether you are a student, at-home video visionary or working professional, this is the venue for any independent filmmaker to have their work seen. The Screening Room event will be open to the public on Friday, January 29th from 7-10pm. Now entering its 23th year, the Hygienic Screening Room, coordinated by Andrew Bell, was founded to provide a venue for regional and out-of-town filmmakers to express their vision and present their film. Andrew Bell, the person responsible for making this amazing film festival happen is a film director, producer and film editor who has a flare for thinking outside of the box. All ages and levels are encouraged to submit their films for The Screening Room’s biggest year’s yet! Submission Deadline: January 15th. Requirements: Films must be 10 minutes or shorter. Send your submission via Dropbox, or other file transfer service, to hygienicscreeningroom2016@gmail.com - or, on disk c/o Hygienic Art/Screening Room, 79 Bank Street, PO Box 417, New London, CT 06320?. For more information, call 860-443-8001.
AboveMiriam Rudolph, Waving Goodbye, Intaglio and chine collé with hand coloring. 2014 Best in Show

CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING
 FOOTPRINT INTERNATIONAL 2016
MARCH 21

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) is now accepting applications for its Footprint International 2016, exhibition. Footprint International is an opportunity for the presentation of current trends and innovations in contemporary printmaking within the bounds of the one square foot (12” x 12”) configuration. The square format was uncommon in art until the advent of abstraction and presents distinct challenges of composition and expression. Within these precise limits, artists must confront a space and create visual order and formal structure. The juror for the show is Andrew Stein Raftery, a printmaker specializing in narrative scenes of contemporary American life. Trained in painting and printmaking at Boston University and Yale, he has focused on burin engraving for the past 12 years, publishing the portfolios Suit Shopping in 2002 and Open House in 2008. In 2003 Raftery received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and in 2008 he was a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was elected to membership in the National Academy in 2009. Andrew is a professor of printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design. Submissions only accepted online via Call for Entries. Download prospectus here.  Deadline: March 21.
Reminders...
Dec. 20: Carriage Barn Arts Center: Submissions Due for Annual Photography Show
Dec. 20: Stamford Art Association: Illusion of Light Submission Deadline
OPPORTUNITIES                             
BEMIS CENTER, OMAHA
SCI-FI & THE HUMAN CONDITION
JANUARY 8

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, is now accepting applications for Sci-Fi and the Human Condition process-based thematic residency; there is no obligation or expectation to complete and/or exhibit a body of work. This residency aims to put into conversation artists who work in like-minded subject matter and interests. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to, visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, music composition, and choreography. Through this call, the Bemis Center will construct a cohort of artists interested in the human condition when exploring issues of race, class, and gender through futuristic lenses. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in the research, development, or execution of work that explores the theme of science fiction, defined or identified through its motifs and relationship to past sci-fi film and literature, magical realism, dystopian and utopian futures, robots, alternate timelines, transhumanism and bodily transformation, space opera, afrofuturism, futuristic identity as explored by costume and dress, the post-apocalyptic world, threats to territory and frontier, outer space, and investigations in artificial intelligenceThe Bemis Center provide vast installation space for experimentation, 24-hour access to the Okada Sculpture and Ceramics Facility, a woodshop, introductions to other area partnerships and organizations, and the Clare Haas Howard Research Library including over 2,500 art books and periodicals. Live/work studio spaces range from 820–2,400 square feet complete with a private kitchen and bathroom. More...
AARON COPLAND FUND FOR MUSIC
RECORDING PROGRAM
JANUARY 15

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is accepting proposals for its Recording ProgramThe program’s objectives are to document and provide wider exposure for the music of contemporary American composers, to develop audiences for contemporary American music through record distribution and other retail markets, and to support the release and dissemination of recordings of previously unreleased contemporary American music and the reissuance of recordings that are no longer available. Proposals may be submitted by non-profit professional performance ensembles, presenting institutions and non-profit or commercial recording companies. The Fund favors first recordings. However, reissues of significant recordings are eligible only if the music is not available from any other sources, such as ArkivMusic, Amazon, or other internet services at the time of application. Grants will not be made solely for the pressing or reprinting of additional CDs by the same label. In general, the Copland Fund does not support the re-issuance of projects initially supported by the Fund. The Fund is interested primarily in supporting recordings of works by living American composers and those who are recently deceased. The Fund favors works that were composed more recently. In general, grants will not exceed $20,000. Grants will generally not exceed 50% of the total project costs. Register and submit here. More...
YALE HUMANISTS
GREEN LIGHT INSTALLATION
JANUARY 17 

The Green Light Project is an initiative of the Yale Humanist Community to create an art installation that will serve as a gift to the city of New Haven. Symbolizing the hope and beauty of the human spirit, it will complement the Christmas tree, menorah, and manger scene that adorn the New Haven Green annually—but it will function as a nonreligious expression of human potential, open and accessible to all. During the coldest and darkest time of the year, this piece of public art will celebrate our ability as human beings to come together and create light and warmth and share a message of unity across lines of difference.
Yale Humanists seek one or two artists for a light-based art installation and an accompanying bronze cast monument housing a time capsule. Both will go on seasonal display in New Haven annually, beginning in late 2016. Artists are invited to submit proposals for either the light-based artwork, bronze-cast monument, or both. Download the Request for Qualification here, which includes more details about the project and how to submit a proposal. Deadline for proposals is January 17, 2016.
I-PARK FOUNDATION
GENERAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM
JANUARY 25

The I-Park Foundation (East Haddam, CT) is now accepting applications for its General Residency Program (applications for 2016 Special Programs - Family-Friendly Residency and Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency - will be available shortly). The artists-in-residence program offers a quiet, retreat-like setting conducive to exploration and experimentation. Artists are free to conceive and execute new ideas or work on existing projects. I-Park has a particular interest in interpreting and engaging its natural and built environments with site-responsive, ephemeral works - but selected artists have no obligation to do so. The  program is free (although there is a $30 application fee). Residents are provided with a private bedroom, a private studio, a meal program as well as shared amenities: artists’ kitchen, Common Area, library, wireless internet. I-Park supports mixed-discipline residencies made up of individuals from among the following creative fields: Visual Arts (sculpture, environmental art, installation, photography); Music Composition/Sound Art; Architecture; Creative Writing; Landscape/ Garden/Ecological Design; and Moving Image, (video and film art, new media, documentary, animation, virtual reality). The typical residency session has a 4-week duration. The 6-7 artists who populate each session arrive together as a group, share the time and space together and, at the end, leave as a group. The residency season typically runs from May through November. More...  Apply here.
JOBS                             
CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC) is seeking a Director of Development to be responsible for planning, organizing and implementing a development strategy with a strong focus on bringing new financial resources to the organization. S/he will be creative, entrepreneurial, well-versed in donor cultivation and stewardship and experienced in fundraising. S/he will play an integral role in the overall strategic direction of all donor and fundraising communication initiatives. This includes producing annual giving solicitations (all integrated print and electronic components), personalized solicitation and stewardship collateral. S/he will grow support through the bolstering of a foundations and grants program. Solicitations and stewardship platforms include personalized content delivery, peer to peer fundraising, email, social media and online giving. This position reports to the Executive Director and is an opportunity for a talented individual looking for a small, entrepreneurial organization. For full job description, click here. Send cover letter and resume to Angela Whitford, Executive Director: angela@culturalalliancefc.org
ARTS FOR LEARNING, CT
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE


Arts for Learning Connecticut (Hamden) seeks a Business Development Associate to be responsible for new business development in schools, community centers and libraries throughout Connecticut. Through leveraging the Arts for Learning Connecticut brand and reputation for quality arts learning programming and Connecticut’s schools and community databases, the Business Development Associate will work to locate and develop new sales opportunities through data analysis, prospecting, and outreach to potential clients with the goal of bringing in 20 new clients a month. The Business Development Associate will close sales opportunities quickly and efficiently and will manage the ongoing and newly developed customer relationships with follow up to help ensure the transition into renewal business. This position requires a highly motivated self-starter individual with strong sales, communications and organizational skills who is eager to learn and become part of an arts-education non-profit that is the leader in quality arts learning experiences throughout Connecticut. The Business Development Associate will have the ability to connect with others, building trusted relationships with community businesses and business leaders. For full job description, click here. Qualified candidates email cover letter and résumé to ecarpinella@aflct.org
HAFNER GLASS STUDIO
ARTIST ASSISTANT

Internationally-known glass artist Dorothy Hafner has an opening for a part time assistant in her Norwalk, glass fusing studio: Hafner Studios. This position is ideal for recent college grads seeking experience in a full time professional studio. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, precision glass cutting, kiln preparations, inventory control, packing-shipping-receiving and basic bookkeeping knowledge. Qualifications: Candidate should be a college graduate with experience in glass working, Macintosh computers, especially Word, Photoshop and Illustrator programs. Neat and orderly work habits, a keen eye for detail, and a willingness to work hard on a broad variety of studio projects is a must. Please email resume with reference contact information to Dorothy Hafner, 223 Wilson Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854; email – hafnerstudio@gmail.com
ARTS & IDEAS
NEW HAVEN
BOX OFFICE MANAGER

New Haven's International Festival of Arts and Ideas seeks a Box Office Manager, a full-charge position, responsible for all aspects of ticketing and customer service for the 2016 International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Responsibilities include building all events, venues, packages, and discounts into OvationTix, the Festival’s online ticketing system; handling phone sales and customer inquiries; establishing and managing multiple walk-up sales locations; reconciling and reporting ticket sales activity; and hiring, training, scheduling, and managing an audience services team of 10+ employees. A complete job description is available upon request. Theatrical box office, House Management, or related theatre experience is required. The successful candidate will be familiar with ticketing software and/or other online database platforms, have an excellent understanding of box office and front-of-house operations, the proven ability to build and manage a team or employees, and a strong customer-service focus. APPLY: send cover letter and resume by email to jobs@artidea.org referencing the position title in the subject line.
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
Carriage Barn Arts Center: Gallery Coordinator
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Stage Manager (seasonal, part-time)
Faifield Museum: Collections Manager
Greenwich International Film Festival: Executive Director; MarketingGraphic Design; and Programming Interns
New Haven Symphony: Box Office Manager
Pequot Library: Development Associate
Prosek Partners (Fairfield): Graphic Designer
Sacred Heart University: Graphic Designer
Westport Arts Center: Development Director
Westport Arts Center: Education Assistant
Yale University Press: Publishing Assistant (Art Books)
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CALENDAR                             
DECEMBER
Dec. 20: Carriage Barn Arts Center: Submissions Due for Annual Photography Show
Dec. 20: Stamford Art Association: Illusion of Light Submission Deadline
Dec. 22: Nominations Due for CT State Troubadour
Dec. 30: Puffin Foundation: Small Artists Grants: Submission Deadline

JANUARY 2016
Jan. c1: Fusionworks Dance: Choreographers Festival Submissions Due
Jan. c8: Bemis Center, Omaha: Deadline for Sci-Fi & The Human Condition Residency
Jan. 8,9: Submissions Due for Stamford Art Association Faces & Figures Juried Show.
Jan. 10: Easton Arts Council: Annual Art Show Entry Deadline
Jan. 11: Maple & Main Gallery, Chester, CT: First Juried Show Submission Deadline
Jan. 12: Fiscal Sponsorship for Artists: NYFA Workshop at Silvermine Arts Center, 6pm
Jan. 15: Submissions Due for Jamestown Art Center's Blanc de Blanc Summer Exhibition.
Jan. 15: Application Deadline for Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording Program
Jan. 15: Hygienic Art, New London: Film Festival Submission Deadline
Jan. 17: Yale Humanist Community: Green Light Project, RFQ Deadline
Jan. 25: I-Park (East Haddam): General Residencies Application Deadline

FEBRUARY
Feb. c1: The Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown: Visual Artists Fellowships Deadline
Feb. 28: Terra Vivente Art Studio (Italy): Residency Application Deadline
Feb. 29: SIPMA Contemporary (NJ): I Eat Therefore I AmSubmission Deadline

MARCH
March c1: Ucross Foundation Residencies for Artists, Writers, 
Composers Deadline
March c1: University of Buffalo Creative Arts Initiative Residencies Deadline
March c2: CONNECTICUT ARTS DAY, Hartford (Have you taken the survey?)
March 21: CCP: Footprint International 2016, Submission Deadline
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