Friday, February 28, 2014

At the Met

Featured Artwork of the Day: Abraham Rademaker (Dutch, 1675–1735) | Snow Falling on a Dutch Town

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

MFA show call

2014 MFA National Competition

July 24 - August 15, 2014
Juror: Asya Geisberg
Inquiries: • 646-336-8053

FIRST STREET GALLERY is a professional, artist-run gallery located in New York City’s premier art district, Chelsea. For more than 43 years, our mission has been to exhibit and promote the work of emerging and mid-career artists.
JUROR: ASYA GEISBERG; Owner-director of Asya Geisberg Gallery in Chelsea NYC, specializing in contemporary, emerging, and international artists; she is also an artist, curator, journalist and art consultant. AGG was featured in Newsweek's "Hot New York Galleries;" reviewed in The New York Times; Artforum's "Critic's Picks"; The New Yorker; The Brooklyn Rail; Lodown Magazine (Berlin); Boat Magazine (UK), and many others. Asya is a graduate of Wesleyan University, The School of the Museum of FIne Arts, Boston, and earned an MFA from the School of Visual Arts.
ELIGIBILITY: Artists who are or have been enrolled in an MFA program within the last three years in the United States. Eligible works include paintings, drawings, mixed media, prints, sculpture, photography, installations and computer-generated art. No video, film, or giclees,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Call to artists

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
encourages all artists and organizations in the region to attend an
Informational Meeting by staff from the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) on its:

FY2015 Arts Catalyze Placemaking (ACP) Grant Programs
for projects to occur between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

The meeting will be held in the Multimedia Gallery at
Stepping Stones Museum for Children,
Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue,
Norwalk, CT 06850
Tuesday March 4, 1-3pm.

Please RSVP to David Green

There are three ACP grant categories:

Arts Leadership
Arts-based creative placemaking projects
with one or more partners. $1,500 - $50,000.
Application Deadline: April 2.

Historic Preservation
Arts-based creative placemaking projects
that spotlight historic preservation and
engage one or more partners. $5,000 - $50,000.
Application Deadline: April 2.

Supporting Arts in Place
Relatively unrestricted operating support
with funding calculations primarily generated from organizational data.
Application Deadline: March 19.

In order to apply, you must submit an "Intent-to-Apply" Statement
by Noon, Wednesday February 26.

Submitting an Intent-to-Apply statement is very simple:
"Sign-In" or "Sign-Up" at the Office of the Arts e-grant portal:


In the two Kent Art Association member shows, Members will be allowed to bring in another piece of art either of a specific size or topic.  These paintings will be in any medium and will all be hung together.
    For Member 1 Show entries are to be square only with a maximum size of 12 by 12.  Any subject and medium will be accepted.
    For Member 2 Show, the subject will be motorcycle art with maximum size of 8 x10. 

For these art works, if they are sold they can be taken with the patron at that time and the artist will be given an opportunity to replace the art work.  An additional prospectus will be enclosed with the show prospectus.   

    You do not have to enter the Member show to participate in the Show within a Show.
Details to enter member show 1 will be posted next week!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Carmen Lund

Invite your friends to join you for a few hours of painting and sipping wine together.

You will amaze yourself at your ability to express your inner artist with the wonder and excitement you expressed yourself as a child!

Click on the link for details and information on how to sign up.

What are you waiting for, call to sign up now before it is too late! (203.966.9700)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Summer opportunities

Employment opportunities at ARTFARM this summer! ARTFARM will be producing King Lear July 17 - 27 for their ninth season of Shakespeare in the Grove, and they are looking to fill several key positions: Administrative Interns, Actors, Technical Director and Stage Manager. For more information, visit

Grant Program deadline extension

Noon, Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Grant Program
The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) has launched its

FY2015 Arts Catalyze Placemaking (ACP)

grant programs for projects to occur between
July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.


FY15 ACP includes the following categories:

Arts Leadership
Supporting Arts in Place
Historic Preservation

These programs were created by COA and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

to invest in arts-based cultural projects, activities and infrastructure
in ways that will advance the attractiveness and competiveness of
Connecticut cities, towns, and villages
as meaningful communities in which to live, work, learn and play.

Application deadlines are:

Arts Leadership - Application Deadline: April 2, 2014
Historic Preservation - Application Deadline: April 2, 2014
Supporting Arts in Place - Application Deadline: March 19, 2014

First time applicants MUST submit an
Intent to Apply by
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - New Extended Deadline
All other applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an
Intent to Apply by
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - New Extended Deadline

A simple overview of FY15 ACP programs is available at:

This overview provides basic information including
  • grant award ranges,
  • eligibility and matching requirements,
  • funding periods and important deadlines.

Please continue to check our website for news and announcements at

or visit COA’s Facebook page


February 27, 2014 | 12:00PM-2:00PM
NEFA | 145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
Cost: Free admission

Learn about various public art funding opportunities, including: 
Also, hear from Boston Art Commission director Karin Goodfellow, who will discuss permitting and site selection. 

 NEFA - Public Art

Monday, February 10, 2014

Experimenting with Watercolor - NAC

Our spring workshop series kicks off this month! Join us on February 28 for Experimenting with Watercolor, an intensive one-day workshop for students of all levels.
Friday, February 28, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Under the guidance of three expert instructors, you'll create a large-scale work on paper using the water media of your choice. Celebrate your work that evening in an informal exhibition and open studio.
Ready to get inspired? Click here to get your free catalogue and brochure with a full list of spring courses and workshops.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Call for Artists! Westport DMA


The Westport DMA invites submissions in any media for ART ABOUT TOWN, a month-long event designed to provide artist exhibition opportunities in the windows of stores and restaurants throughout Westport, CT's vibrant downtown shopping district.
All art must be for sale, no crafts, juried.
The Opening Night Street Festival will feature music, live performances, art demonstrations and refreshments.
Entry Deadline: Friday, March 21st, 2014
Dates and Location:  Opening Night - Thursday, May 22.  Art remains on display until June  15. 
For Further Information and to apply 

Nancy White Cassidy


The Cassidy Gallery is known for extraordinary framed art by New England artists.  But we are equally known for our outstanding selection in fine craft and jewelry. 
One-of-a-kind pieces, not to be found elsewhere!

Jewelry by:   

Let us help you select the perfect gift, for Valentine's Day or any day.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Open Call! Open auditions for the indie short Only Moments

by Barbara Katz Disraeli
Making Movies in Danbury
More movies than you think are shot in Danbury. The latest indie short is holding their first round of casting this Saturday. Open auditions for the indie short Only Moments will be from 1PM to 5PM at the American Legion, 134 Triangle Street Danbury, CT 06810. The second go round will be the following Saturday Feb 15, with the location and time to be announced.
What to bring
Please prepare a SHORT monologue and we will also provide sides.
Men and women of all ages are welcome.
This is my first time auditioning  
An Indie film is one not associated with a major film studio. Only Moments is an original story. A monologue is an acting scene with only one character. The Danbury Library can help you out finding some. 'Sides' are a part of the actual script. You might be asked to read something as a character.
Hope to see you there!!