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Posted by Beechwood Arts and Innovation | Westport
This Spring we are exploring the theme "JOURNEYS" with three exciting events and we would love to show your work across all three! We invite you to participate.
In its barest form, a journey is a change over time. It can be psychological or physical, linear or circular. It may be voluntary or imposed, straightforward or circuitous, difficult, easy or both and may evoke a wide range of emotions. It can be short or long (or endless!). It may be forgotten over the years or have a lasting impact on your life in a big or small way.
The pieces you enter must refer to/reflect on/be a product of/have been created during/been inspired by a journey you’ve experienced that has made an impact on you/your life.
•Submission Deadline: Wed Apr 24 midnight
•Notification of Selections: Fri April 26 midnight
•Drop-Off: Tues Apr 30, 12-7pm
•Pick-Up: Thu May 23, 12-7pm
Submission Fee: $10 for 3 entries
JOURNEYS Events: There are 3 events during the show where audiences will engage with your work.
1.Arts Immersion Salon Sun May 5, 3-6pm. The main event of our season with music, art, film, performance and culinary. (Artists can volunteer – first come, first served – or purchase a ticket)
2.Art Open House “StoryShare” Wednesday May 8, 6-8pm with the artists.
3.The Beechwood BFD: Friday, May 17, 7-9:30 A single facilitated conversation between 18 diverse people over a delicious dinner, exploring our theme through personal experience, followed by an ideation to better our community.
Posted by Silvermine Arts Center | New Canaan
Silvermine's annual Art Materials & Equipment Tag Sale and Fundraiser needs volunteers on Saturday, April 13!
This event is a great way for artists and educators to find high-quality used and new art supplies for unbelievable prices.
We are looking for volunteers to help with day-of-sale responsibilities such as cashier and general assistance.
Please click on the link to fill out a volunteer registration form and please give us a call with any questions at 203-966-6668 ext. 13
Posted by Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | Ridgefield
Digital Media Coordinator
Department: Marketing and Communications
Supervisor: Head of Marketing and Communications
Founded in 1964, The Aldrich is dedicated to fostering the work of pioneering artists whose ideas and interpretations of the world around us serve as a platform to encourage creative thinking. The only museum in Connecticut devoted to the art of our time, throughout its fifty-five year history it has been a leader in shaping current cultural dialogue, presenting innovative exhibitions of contemporary art, engaging the community through thought-provoking interdisciplinary programs, and presenting groundbreaking educational initiatives.
The Digital Media Coordinator works with diverse Museum departments—Exhibitions, Education, Development, Special Events, and Visitor Services—and will actively organize and archive content and update The Aldrich’s website to ensure timely and accurate information is posted in a way to make the site dynamic, accessible, and engaging. In addition, this position will work on the Museum’s forthcoming website redesign process and will be instrumental to its success. This position supervises the Museum’s online presence and social media channels with the goals of elevating the Museum’s profile, implementing outreach strategies to build constituency engagement, and supporting fundraising goals. This position will also schedule, develop, and format all Aldrich e-newsletters across all departments, create and manage a digital archive of all exhibitions, programs, and events, and support the Graphic Designer on special projects.
• Format content for, regularly review, update, and maintain the Museum’s website
• Assist with the Museum’s forthcoming website redesign process
• Assure the timeliness, quality, and accuracy of website content
• Update, review, and maintain online retail and ticketing platforms
• Implement social media outreach to disseminate information about Museum activities, building visibility for and interest in Museum news, exhibitions, and programs
• Maintain consistent and frequent postings across multiple social media platforms to convey energy and dynamism of Museum activities and exhibitions
• Develop and create video content for various Museum departments to share on website and social media, and to use for grant applications, when applicable
• Develop and integrate exhibition and program specific hashtags
• Plan/attend social media influencer events, facilitate takeovers with artists/influencers
• Create a social media content calendar and meet regularly with Education, Exhibitions, Marketing/Communications, and Development departments to discuss upcoming needs/concerns regarding social media and build out content and strategy
• Support digital marketing initiatives with copywriting and visual content creation
• Build out News section of the website with relevant content
• Develop online outreach materials, including monthly e-news, dedicated program eblasts, press eblasts and invitations, event e-invites, annual appeals, etc.
• Digitize archival material as necessary to create a robust exhibition history for the Museum’s website
• Participate in regular meetings with Marketing/Communications, Development, Education, and Exhibitions staff to identify e-blast and website needs
• Archive and track all exhibition, program, event, and institutional video/photography for use in materials and outreach; oversee exhibition and program photography and videography in collaboration with the Graphic Designer
• Field rights and reproduction image requests, with the Registrar
• Create and maintain online exhibitions archive, including PDFs of Aldrich publications
• Manage merchandise and inventory for online and onsite Shop
• Assist Graphic Designer on template-based design needs when necessary, i.e. monthly calendar mailer, Educator Resource Guides and One Sheets, Museum Guide, etc.
• Build Museum’s Youtube channel
• Update and maintain the Museum’s Wikipedia page
• Track and report on Google Analytics, Mailchimp, and social media analytics and provide information for assisting in the analysis of email promotions and social media channels
• Update and maintain the Museum’s presence on international, national, and local online outlets, i.e. local listings, Artsy, Artforum, etc.
• Develop illustrated exhibition checklists
• Other special projects as assigned by the Head of Marketing and Communications, Marketing Manager, or Graphic Designer
• Pull targeted lists on Raiser’s Edge for email and direct mail materials
• Serving as staff photographer and videographer for artworks, installations, editions, and events including post-production, retouching, correcting, and editing images and video for website, social media, brochures, catalogues, press, and external use
• Fluent in Illustrator (InDesign and Photoshop a plus), with a strong understanding of producing and optimizing media for the web
• Ability to collaborate well; comfortable working with a broad range of Museum personnel, including curators, educators, technology designers, and development, marketing, and communications staff
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
• Front and back end e-commerce experience a plus
• Knowledge of video editing a plus
The successful candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to the Museum’s mission, to working to advance its position within the museum field, and the ability to advocate effectively for the Museum and its goals in professional and social settings.
Position available immediately.
Please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Digital Media Coordinator.” Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Posted by Stamford Art Association | Stamford
May 3-May 30, 2019
Location: Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin St., Stamford, CT
Receiving: Fri/Sat April 26,27 12-3 pm
Opening: Friday May 3, 6-8 pm
Pickup: Friday/Saturday May 31, June 1 12-3
Gallery Hours: Thursday/Friday 11-3, Saturday/Sunday 12-3
This multimedia juried exhibit is open to all artists and the theme is the artist's rendition of a spring fling. Cash awards will be presented at the opening reception. The juror is Lina Morielli, curator of Stamford's Mayor's Gallery and multimedia artist.
Submission is by actual artwork only. Entry for SAA members $20 for first piece, $15 each additional piece and nonmembers $25 first piece, $20 each additional piece. Wall work must be framed and wired for hanging or it will not be accepted. Accepted artists only will be listed on the SAA website www.stamfordartassociation.org by April 30.
See the website for other submission requirements. www.stamfordartassociation.org. 203 325 113
Posted by Stamford Art Association | Stamford
Call for Submissions!
Stamford Art Association Presents
Art at the Ferguson
“Far Away Places”
May 9 to September 5, 2019
Submission by jpg only deadline: Thursday April 11, 2019
Notification to accepted winners only: by Friday April 26
Receiving at the Ferguson: Thursday May 2, 5-7pm, Saturday May 4 10-12am
Reception at the Ferguson: Thursday May 9, 6-8pm
Pickup at the Ferguson: Thursday Sept. 5, 5-7pm, Saturday Sept. 7, 10-12am
We are inviting artists to the next exhibition at the Ferguson Library, downtown branch, at the corner of
Broad and Bedford Streets. The gallery is located in the auditorium on the third floor of the library. This
show is open to all SAA members and non-members and is a juried show. All two dimensional media are welcome.
Cash prizes will be awarded at the opening. The exhibit accompanies the Ferguson’s Summer
Reading Program – The Universe of Stories.
The theme of the show is ”Far Away Places”. The opening reception will be Thursday, May 9, 2019 6 to
8p.m. at the Ferguson Gallery Auditorium Gallery.
If you are interested in being considered for the show, please submit up to 3 jpeg digital images to:
SaaShowEntries@aol.com no later than Thursday, April 11, 2019. Jpegs should be clearly marked: jpeg
number, last name, first name, title, size (WxH), medium, price.
For example: 1._Jones_Mary_Still Life_18 x 24_Acrylic_$500
Submit the email with labeled jpeg images up to 8 inches, 300 dpi or 4.7 MB. List all the works
submitted with corresponding jpeg numbers, name_title_size_medium_price of each piece in the body of the email as well as on the jpeg. Include contact information: name, email, phone, address, in email.
Entries not properly labeled with all information will not be considered. Accepted artists only will be
notified by email by April 26.
Work must be framed under Plexiglas and wired for hanging, not larger than 48” x 60” framed. Work
framed under glass or not wired will not be accepted. Further information on exhibit requirements will be posted on the Stamford Art Association’s website: www.stamfordartassociation.org
The receiving dates for the show are Thursday, May 2, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to noon.
Receiving is on the third floor of the Ferguson Library. Signs will be posted for the receiving area. There will be a $35.00 fee, cash or check made out to SAA, (no credit cards) per artist that will be collected at receiving. Further information will be supplied with acceptance notification. Any changes to dates, etc. will be posted on the SAA website.
Pick up is Thursday, September 5, 2019, 5-7pm and Saturday, September 7, 10 am-noon at the Ferguson. However, if you are unable to pick up your work on the arranged pick up dates or at the opening reception you will be charged a $10 per day storage fee. Work has to remain up for the duration of the show.
All artwork must be for sale. A commission of 25% on work sold will support SAA.
Posted by Fairfield County Children's Choir | Fairfield CT
Time to Audition!
The Fairfield County Children’s Choir is a community choral program that provides youth in grades 4 - 12 exceptional musical training and the opportunity to perform in the community and in the world. Beginning April 17th, prospective members may register for an audition by calling 203.414.4292.
Posted by Westport Continuing Education | Westport
Westport Continuing Education (WCE) is looking for innovative and creative educators to engage, inspire, and teach school-age students in diverse after school programs. Classes in the arts, science, creative writing, drama, and physical education generally meet once per week for 1 - 1½ hours for 6 - 8 weeks in the Westport public schools during the academic school year.
Educators are encouraged to submit proposal ideas that resonate with students’ interests and popular trends in grades K - 5, or 6 - 8. Educators work closely with the Director of WCE to develop engaging, themed activities for after school classes that specialize in topics such as visual arts, crafts, STEM/STEAM projects, drama, sewing, fitness, homework help, games, and multidisciplinary activities. Classes are aligned with the mission and goals of Westport Public Schools to foster 21st century skill-building; inquiry-based learning, creative and critical thinking, perseverance, and teamwork. Competitive payment for teachers is based on course offering and experience.
• Maintain a professional and positive attitude
• Innovative problem-solver with expertise in teaching school-age children
• Experience in classroom management and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment where
children can learn and excel
• Must be punctual and respectful of school facilities
• Must be able to pass a background check
Helpful, but not required:
• CPR and First Aid Training
• Knowledge of positive youth development
• Experience with social and emotional learning
• Develop, instruct, and lead children with fun and engaging learning experiences, hands-on projects,
games, and physical activity
• Communicate with Director and WCE staff in a timely manner with any needs or issues
• Maintain a safe and nurturing environment where students of all abilities and backgrounds have a
chance to develop important skills after school
• Manage a classroom of 8-15 students, creating a set structure of activities
• Create innovative “take-home” projects or activities
• Classes are take-in/take-out; activities and materials must be set up quickly before the program and
ensure that classrooms are left clean and in order
• Report in writing for any student disciplinary issues, injuries, or illnesses to Director and WCE staff
• Supervise parent pick-up
Please submit a brief cover letter outlining your experience and class ideas, resume, and three references to Westport Continuing Education, 70 North Avenue, Westport, CT 06880 or email to email@example.com
About Westport Continuing Education
WCE provides high quality educational and enrichment programs to the residents of Westport and Fairfield County, annually serving nearly 6,000 adults and kids with over 700 programs. Classes, workshops, and camps are offered throughout the year after school, in the evenings, and on weekends for adults and children.
WCE is a division of Westport Public Schools, whose mission is to empower and inspire students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and socially responsible contributors to our global community. We achieve this by fostering critical and creative thinking and collaborative problem solving through a robust curriculum delivered by engaging and dedicated educators. We are committed to maintaining an environment that supports inquiry and academic excellence, emotional and physical well-being, appreciation of the arts and diverse cultures, integrity and ethical behavior.
Teachers and administrators work to incorporate the Westport 2025 goals of critical thinking, collaboration, perseverance, and global thinking into their lesson design.
Posted by Carriage Barn Arts Center | New Canaan
The Carriage Barn Arts Center is seeking artists to showcase their works in New Canaan store windows and participate in a downtown celebration of the arts!
The theme is “TRUE COLORS” and artists may submit their best representational or non-representational work with a concentration on one color or a multitude of colors.
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019