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Posted by Mark Twain Library | Redding
Calling ALL ARTISTS! The 48th Annual Mark Twain Library Art Show is ON! Submissions are being accepted NOW through midnight on Monday, November 16th. The Art Show will be presented this year as never before: for the first time, works will be available for sale in an (online) Virtual Gallery as well as in our treasured Library Gallery. Last year’s Art Show was a fantastic success on many counts, and despite the pandemic, we remain hopeful that 2020’s Art Show will present a wealth of quality artwork to our community of sponsors and patrons, and through the sales, secure for the library funding vital to sustaining its many programs. We encourage you to be a part of this iconic Redding happening! For more details and to enter visit the artist portal on our website which is provided here:
Posted by Rita Ghandour | Stamford
Artists from CT, NY and NJ are invited to apply, for more information visit loftartists.com, deadline October 23rd, 2020.
Posted by Rowayton Arts Center | Rowayton, CT
The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) will review artwork by local artists who wish to become exhibiting members October 30, 2020. Artists should bring items for consideration to the gallery on Thursday, October 29 from 12 to 5 pm. The artist selection will take place on Friday, October 30 with notifications sent to accepted artists. Artists should plan on picking up their artwork on Saturday, October 31 from 10 am to 1 pm.
See the full Exhibiting Member Prospectus at rowaytonarts.org/prospectuses. Benefits for RAC Exhibiting Artists include 10% discount on each item priced at $100 or more, entry into the Holiday Gift Show as well as the open juried exhibitions and members-only exhibitions. There is also the opportunity to participate in off-site shows and to have the artist’s information displayed in the Exhibiting Artists Online Gallery on the RAC website (fee required).
RAC celebrates the study, creation and appreciation of the arts through classes, exhibitions and events open to all in the community. For over 60 years, the RAC has been a cultural gem in the Norwalk community. It is an exceptional gallery where regional artists may exhibit and sell their art, as well as a wonderful venue for art workshops and classes. The Art School offers classes to children and adults at all levels. The RAC Gallery and Art School overlooks the scenic Five Mile River in Rowayton, CT at 145 Rowayton Avenue. For more information, please visit rowaytonarts.org and follow @rowaytonarts.
Posted by Arts Alliance of Stratford | Stratford
CALL FOR ARTISTS
A community art show in partnership with Sterling House Community Center and the Stratford Library Association.
November 1 – 21, 2020
Sterling House Community Center
293 Main Street, Stratford
On-site viewing hours:
Monday through Friday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday from 9:00am – 1:00 pm
Extended evening hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
The Alliance invites community artists of all ages to share their interpretation of the theme “Strength in Colors: the Power of Diversity.”
With all the troubling news circulating, we encourage artists to show us what unites us, rather than what divides us. Visual art, framed written essays or poetry will be on display for the community to view in the newly renovated exhibition room at Sterling House Community Center when it is open (see hours above under exhibition dates) and virtually on the Alliance’s Facebook page, the website: ArtsAllianceofStratford.org.
The show is open to members of Arts Alliance of Stratford as well as non-members. There is a nominal entry fee for non-members. The show will not be juried, or judged but artists may offer their work for sale. There will be a “People’s Choice” award which will give the winning artist free entry into a future show.
Online submissions only. To submit work and read the submission guidelines, visit: tinyurl.com/AAS-strength-in-colors
Posted by AMS Planning & Research Corp. | New Haven
CAPA-CT, the operator of the New Haven Connecticut landmark – The Shubert Theatre – is seeking an Executive Director to lead the enterprise as a key contributor to the cultural vibrancy of the city and as an effective partner both to New Haven’s arts and culture sector and with its parent organization the Columbus (Ohio) Association of Performing Arts (CAPA).
CAPA-CT is seeking an experienced leader who will have the following credentials, skills, and abilities.
- A forward-thinking, energetic, and inclusive professional.
- Demonstrated leadership and related professional experience; executive experience leading a performing arts organization or similar non-profit organization preferred; familiarity with touring programming is a plus.
- A passion for and a commitment to enhancing the City of New Haven and its communities through existing and future programming.
- The ability to actively engage in and across New Haven’s communities by embracing equity, diversity, inclusivity and access while balancing the needs of CAPA-CT and its partners, CAPA and other stakeholders including the City of New Haven.
- Track record of curiosity and confidence operating on the cusp of the field; ability to develop new ideas and cultivate new ideas among diverse stakeholders.
- Significant organizational leadership experience, specifically in the areas of artistic inclusion, audience access, programming, community relations, fundraising, marketing/branding, fiscal management, and collaboration with governing bodies.
The Executive Director has accountability, responsibility, and authority for the leadership of CAPA-CT and operation of the Shubert Theatre. This individual reports to the President and CEO of CAPA and the CAPA-CT Board of Trustees.
She/he/they provide overall leadership to a New Haven-based professional staff. This individual also ensures the Shubert’s activities, including financial, operational, fundraising, marketing, human resource, technology, and programs are effectively implemented across all components of the organization.
The Executive Director empowers all Shubert Theatre staff and volunteers. She/he/they are an effective communicator who will guide the Shubert through strategic planning and support organizational and staff development as it continues to evolve.
The Executive Director of CAPA-CT will have:
- Outstanding presentation and communication skills; the ability to convey a vision of the Shubert Theatre’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers, donors, and a wide array of community stakeholders.
- Excellent collaboration skills with an ability to work effectively with a diverse variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
- Experience navigating and engaging municipal and other public agencies in an executive leadership role.
- Strong commitment to the professional and individual development of staff; successful track record of managing, directing, and motivating a diverse team.
- Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills, which support and enable sound decision making.
- A personal and professional commitment to advancing social and racial justice, in collaboration with leaders in the arts and in other sectors.
- Undergraduate degree required, Master’s degree or equivalent experience in related field preferred.
- A personal and professional commitment to advancing social and racial justice, in collaboration with leaders in the arts and in other sectors.
Specific responsibilities include:
- The Executive Director will collaborate with the CAPA-CT Board and the President and CEO of CAPA to set strategic objectives that promote the mission, financial sustainability, and civic engagement of the organization.
- Communicate effectively with the Board and the President and CEO of CAPA and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
- Participate in cultivating and developing the skills and engagement of Board members.
- Deliver updates on the Shubert’s achievement of financial, programmatic, and positive mission-driven work environment.
- Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all senior management.
Support the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization and establish effective decision-making and operational processes that will enable the Shubert to achieve its objectives.
- Ensure the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with the mission and the strategic direction of the Shubert.
- Evaluate new business opportunities, lead the decision-making process, and effectively articulate the benefits and outcomes to the Shubert’s Board and staff.
- Effectively lead the organization’s commitment as a broadly diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible enterprise and programmer.
- Engage externally and internally to model best practices and encourage participation in decision-making and participation; create and promote an inclusive, positive, multicultural work environment.
- Facilitate and model cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff throughout the organization.
- Oversee the development of strategic and long- and short-range financial plans to ensure the financial success and long-term financial sustainability of the Shubert and its shared services partners (where applicable).
- Oversee the development of an annual budget that is consistent with long-term financial sustainability and with the financial goals of the Shubert.
- Ensure that the budget and financial goals are adequately benchmarked against actual results.
Community Relations and Fundraising
- Serve as the Shubert’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, its partners, the media, and the public.
- Enhance the Shubert’s image by being active and visible across New Haven’s many communities, working closely with and developing relationships with corporate, civic and arts leaders locally and nationally.
- Partner with the City of New Haven and other arts and cultural organizations to drive activity that creates public value through thoughtful civic engagement, creative programming, and effective partnerships.
- Drive expanded and effective fundraising programs and initiatives for corporate, government, and individual donors.
- Cultivate and advance the Shubert’s educational programming, to serve students and lifelong learners
- Oversee the delivery of high-quality and innovative programming, including but not limited to traditional Broadway content, that meets the artistic needs and aspirations of the communities the Shubert serves within the parameters of the annual budget.
- Ensure the development of comprehensive marketing, branding and PR strategies that will promote the activities and programs of the Shubert and maximize long-term revenue potential consistent with the organizational mission.
- Develop and implement a communication program that touches the breadth of New Haven and invites participation from the broadest range of participants.
- Ensure the maintenance and upkeep of all Shubert properties.
- Ensure that the Shubert meets the requirements of its shared services agreements and provides a level of service that is consistent with its own and CAPA’s standard of service.
- Explore and develop additional opportunities to strengthen CAPA-CT, CAPA, and other potential partners locally to maximize customer service, revenue opportunities and cost efficiency.
Compensation, including an excellent benefits package, will be competitive and commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience. The historic compensation for this position is $145,000-$165,000, and those interested in applying are encouraged to review the most recent available Form 990 on GuideStar by Candid.
Applications and Nominations
CAPA-CT is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
CAPA/The Shubert reserves the right to close the search for its convenience at any time, however, applicants are encouraged to apply by October 31, 2020.
For more information, visit https://www.ams-online.com/national-search-capa-ct-seeks-executive-director-for-the-shubert-theatre/
Please send nominations or application materials (CV/resume and cover letter) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Silvermine Arts Center | New Canaan
• We are looking for experienced models, applicants with no experience modeling will not be considered.
• Apply by emailing your resume and two work references to the School Administrator at email@example.com.
• Silvermine is looking for models of all ethnicities, races, identities, and body types.
• All models are required to wear a facemask and get their temperature taken every time they have a booking on Silvermine’s campus.
• Pose unclothed or clothed for a variety of art classes including drawing, painting, and sculpture.
• Take and hold a variety of well-designed and visually interesting poses.
• Take a series of short poses varying in time from one to ten minutes to enable students to practice capturing quickly the essentials of an action or gesture.
• Take and hold a pose without moving for twenty to twenty-five minutes; take a five-minute rest and resume the pose; continue for an entire class session or as directed.
• Remember a pose exactly after rest periods; resume the same physical position, angle, and facial expression.
• Models are required to arrive 10 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin.
Skills and Abilities:
• Initiate appropriate poses in response to the instructor’s lesson.
• Behave in a professional manner throughout all interactions with staff, faculty, and students. Any behavior considered threatening or sexual in nature will result in immediate dismissal.
• Provide own transportation and come to all bookings at Silvermine as scheduled.
Apply by emailing your resume and two work references to the School Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Admin | bridgeport
Calling all artists! Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo invites area artists to submit design proposals for the Zoo’s first Winter Art Festival from December 2020 through mid-March 2021. The theme of the festival is Snowmen, which includes art that represents a snowman, snowwoman, snowchild, snowpal, snowanimal or any other appropriate rendering.
The Exhibit Advisory Committee is currently accepting proposals from artists who wish to participate. Artists may submit up to five entries each for jury by end-of-day on October 15. Design proposals will be evaluated by the Zoo’s Exhibit Advisory Committee based on creativity, interactivity and durability for the outdoor environment. The final ten artists will be selected and notified by October 19.
Artists whose designs are selected for exhibition will be provided with a $750 commission from festival sponsors. An online public vote will be held to choose a first, second, and third place winner, with cash prizes of $250, $125, and $75 respectively. At the end of the festival, the pieces will be auctioned, and proceeds will be used to support endangered species at the Zoo.
· Oct. 15: Applications Due
· Oct. 19: Artists Notified
· Nov. 20: Art Delivered and Installed at Zoo
· Nov. 28: Opening Day of Winter Art Festival
· Nov. 28, 2020-March 15, 2021: Winter Art Festival
· April 2021: Art Auction
“The Zoo’s first Winter Art Festival is designed to showcase the breadth of talent in our local art community and offer an opportunity for fun family experiences outdoors,” said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho. “We’re proud to provide safe outings for families and individuals at the Zoo 362 days a year, and with the addition of a Winter Art Festival, there’s yet one more reason to visit Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.”
Posted by Chris Perry | Ridgefield
About the Residency (AIR)
The Ridgefield Guild of Artists is pleased to offer a new artist-in-residence program available to three artists during three separate time frames. This is a juried opportunity. It is open to all visual artists - painting, mixed media, sculpture, pastels, photography, digital arts, etc.
The AIR studio is being offered for three time periods of 10 weeks each. The dates are:
• 1st Residency period: Sunday, November 15, 2020 – Friday, January 22, 2021
• 2nd Residency period: Sunday, January 24, 2021 – Friday, April 2, 2021
• 3rd Residency period: Sunday, April 4, 2021 – Friday, June 11, 2021
The residency for each artist will culminate with a group AIR exhibition in the Guild’s gallery displaying the work they have created during their residencies. The two-week show will be held in late-June/early-July of 2021. This will be an opportunity to showcase your art and give an artist's talk about your work and share how this AIR has influenced and progressed your artistic career.
The Gallery Committee of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists will act as juror, working to select those artists it feels would most benefit from this experience. The Committee is an eclectic group of artists that are professional in all mediums. The selection will not be looking at any specific medium, style, or exhibition experience. The most important consideration is the dedication to making art and what the prospective artist sees as the result of this studio residency.
For this opportunity there are no restrictions on the type of media. We welcome any and all materials. It is our hope that this opportunity will inspire the entrants to broaden their craft, to create work that they may not have been able to in the spaces they currently occupy. We ask that no dangerous materials be brought into the studio, and that you maintain the studio in the condition it was when you started the residency. Selections are made based on the examples of work submitted by an artist, their CV/bio, their exhibition history, their statement of intent and a letter of reference.
Deadline to Apply Online through Entry Thingy.com: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm
Notification of Accepted Artists: Friday, November 6, 2020 by 9pm
1st Residency period: Sunday, November 15, 2020 – Friday, January 22, 2021
2nd Residency period: Sunday, January 24, 2021 – Friday, April 2, 2021
3rd Residency period: Sunday, April 4, 2021 - Friday June 11, 2021
Opening Reception for group AIR show: Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 4-6pm
Closing: Sunday, July 11, 2021, 4pm
Online Submissions are through EntryThingy.com on the Guild website: https://rgoa.org/exhibitions/artist-in-residence/
Fees are nonrefundable and payable to RGA.
Selected artists will be notified by email and by posting on the Guild website (rgoa.org) on Friday, November 6, 2020 by 9pm.
For each entry there is a flat non-refundable submission fee of $100 for members; $150 for non-members. All non-members are welcome to join the Guild before applying by calling the Guild at 203-438-8863 or visiting website at https://rgoa.org/join-renew/. This submission fee is the only fee that will be collected; no other fees will be charged to selected artists.