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Call for Artists and Volunteer listings are FREE and must be art related.

Services and Space Listings:
Listings for services or space must be arts related.
Listing are limited to 350 characters (this includes spaces).
All Listings must be paid in advance for publication.

Classes, Workshops, Seminar listings should be posted to our online calendar page and is a membership privilege.

RATES
Organizations/Businesses
Member organizations and businesses are entitled to three complimentary classified listings in the Arts Paper per year. Listings are also posted on the AC website, newhavenarts.org
Rates:  $15 per listing | Three listings for $30
Listings must be paid in advance.

Artists
Individual artist members are entitled to one complimentary classified listing per year.
Rates: $10 per listing | Three listings for $25
Listings must be paid in advance.

Non-members
Rates: $20 per listing | Three listings for $50
Listings must be paid in advance.

Please note the size limitation of listings is 350 characters with spaces. The Arts Council reserves the right to edit your listing for length or content. The Arts Council provides these listings as a service to the community and is not responsible for the content or deadlines. Call for Artists/Volunteers are free and open to all arts organizations, educational institutions and creative businesses.


CALL FOR ARTISTS/VOLUNTEERS

Artists Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10 am – 3 pm. Artists, Crafters , Gourmet Food Purveyors are invited to apply to the 1st annual Arts & Crafts Pop Up Market at the Art League of New Britain. The Arts & Crafts Pop Up Market provides an established, historic arts venue for beginning and established artists, crafters and vendors to sell their hand-made items to members and friends of the Art League in time for Mother’s Day. With an e-blast list of more than 800 people, the Art League is sure to attract a good attendance consistent with the Art League’s successful gallery show openings.  Those interested? Submit by email to contact@alnb.org by March 1, 2018: A brief description of your work, at least three jpgs of your work, resume of past show participation (optional) links to website, etc. (optional). We will notify everyone of the jury results. For those selected, we will send an application to complete and a request for $25 booth fee.

Artists The Friends of The Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, Stony Creek, CT seeks artists to exhibit monthly from September, 2018- August, 2019. Drop off 3 pieces representative of work on Friday, April 27, 4-7 pm. Pick up on Sunday, April 29, 1-4 pm. Wall hanging art accepted. Entry Fee of $25. benefits the Friends of WWML. Questions: 203.488.8702 / 203.481.3921.

Artists Art League of New Britain 8th Annual Juried Photo Show. Juried for Entry and Prizes. March 2nd-March 25th, 2018. Artists must be 18 years old & over. All entries must be based on the photograph. This includes traditional photography, digital photography and mixed media with photography elements. Artists may submit up to four(4) works for maximum combined framed width of 84 inches. Work may be color or black & white. Entries should NOT have been shown in past ALNB Photo Juried Shows. All works MUST be clean, sound, and ready to hang with wire or D-rings/ screw eyes. NO EASEL BACK FRAMES PLEASE. The exception are prints on metal, if they have the keyhole hanger. Anything not ready to hang will be rejected at time of drop off. Receiving: Sunday, February 18th, 4-6pm, Wednesday, February 21 4-7pm, Monday February 26, 3-5pm. Or by special arrangement. More information at http://files.constantcontact.com/7174ce3a001/8bef2e9a-d7ac-4e91-929f-ae4bd717fe31.pdf

Artists The Shoreline Arts Trail announces its 17th annual Open Studios Weekend on November 10 and 11, 2018. Approximately 40 member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford and Madison show and sell their work during the weekend. Artists with media such as ceramics and pottery, stained and fused glass, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, prints, photography, textiles, quilts, paper and wood are invited to apply for this event. Artists will be considered based on their mastery of methods and materials and originality of concept. All considered art must be handmade by the artist. Among the benefits of becoming a member are: inclusion on the ArtsTrail map and website; statewide publicity via print and online; 13,000 brochures/maps distributed throughout Connecticut; and year-round marketing, networking, and social media opportunities. To apply for this Call for Entry, please register at https://youjudgeit.org/sat/ by creating a free profile, filling out all the requested information, and uploading three high-resolution images. The entry deadline is April 23, 2018. Jurying will take place in April and artists will be notified by April 30, 2018. Please contact Barbara Shulman-Kirwin at bsk@bskdesign.net or 203.314.3250 with any questions.

Artists Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition June 30 – July 28, 2018. Juried by Edmond Rochat, Interior will showcase drawings and oil paintings which express the various meanings found in the spaces we inhabit, the objects we encounter and the people we interact with. The exhibition will accept oil paintings and drawings in graphite or charcoal. The exhibition seeks work that does not separate representational skill from emotional content, but sees both as necessary ingredients for a meaningful work of art. Deadline May 11, 2018. Entry Fee $45/3 images. Awards: $700 Best in Show, $400 Second Place, $200 Third Place. https://www.millspondgallery.org/upcoming-exhibits-and-calls-for-entry#/interior-juried-fine-art/

Artists The Artists for World Peace 6×6 4 Peace Project: Bringing free eye care to thousands of Native Americans. In September of 2017, through the vision of AFWP’s founder Wendy Black-Nasta, Artists for World Peace launched its 6×6 4 PEACE Project. We invited artists to create a painting on a six-inch-by-six-inch canvases that they would then donate to AFWP. The response has been overwhelming. In just three weeks AFWP received 1,500 canvases from artists throughout the United States, with hundreds of artists waiting for the next round of submissions. What began as a project is quickly becoming a movement— a “Wall of Peace,” displaying thousands of 6×6 canvases; a symbol of peace, unity, and hope. AFWP will be selling these donated works of art through its on-line gallery and at “pop-up” galleries throughout the country. All of the proceeds from the 6×6 4 PEACE Project will be used to support  AFWP’s NATIVE EYES Project for 2018. Go to http://www.artistsforworldpeace.org/6×6-4-peace/ for more information.

Artists The Carriage Barn Arts Center is accepting entries for their 28th Annual SPECTRUM Contemporary Art Show, scheduled to open Friday, April 20 and run through Thursday, May 24, 2018.  This juried exhibit of original, contemporary art by local and regional artists invites submissions in all media. The guest juror is Hilary Lewis, chief curator and creative director of the Glass House, former home of Philip Johnson and now a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in New Canaan, Connecticut.  Lewis oversees art exhibitions, publications, public programs, and other creative efforts at the institution as well as the Glass House permanent collection and archives. Inspired by Philip Johnson and David Whitney’s legacy as art collectors and champions of contemporary art, Lewis will review and select submissions that represent “What’s Now / What’s New” — new interpretations, original techniques, diverse subject matter.  “Johnson and Whitney shared a respect for history, but also believed art, architecture and ideas should not be trapped by the past,” says Lewis. Virtually every medium will be considered including: Oil, Acrylic, Photography, Pastel, Drawing, Print, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Assemblage, Installation, Fabric and Video when part of an installation.  Entries must have been created within the past two years and not have been previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn. Artists can submit online at www.CarriageBarn.org and the deadline is Friday, March 9 at midnight.

Artists The Bruce S. Kershner Gallery of the Fairfield Public Library would like to invite visual artists to apply to show their work in its dedicated gallery space during the upcoming calendar of rotating exhibitions. Artists interested in applying should visit the website for full information about submitting an application: http://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/our-community/bruce-s-kershner-gallery/ Also follow us on Instagram to see the gallery and our recent exhibitions: https://www.instagram.com/the_kershner_gallery/

Artists Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition on the theme “A Summer Song.” Juror: Carol Strickland. The exhibition is open to varied interpretations of the subject, from literal to far-ranging. Representational images of summer-related sights, activities, impressions, or atmosphere—as well as surrealistic or abstract evocations inspired by the subject—are welcome. Expressions may range from images of sun, sea, surf, and verdure to a more melancholy awareness of summer’s last gasp, a prelude to fall. Artists may also respond to the musical aspect of this call for entries. One could interpret the rhythm of the season, composing a visual image of summer’s harmonies. Open to USA artists age 18 or older.
All media considered except photography, digital, or new-media computer-generated art. Awards: $750 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, $200 Third Place. Entry Deadline March 29, 2018. Prospectus at https://www.millspondgallery.org or email gallery@stacarts.org Exhibit Dates: May 26 – June 23. 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780. 631-862-6575

Artists 6x6x2018 – The International Small Art Phenomenon. Each year Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6×6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, youth and YOU. Entries accepted now through April 15. Go to http://roco6x6.org/faq

Artists First Street Gallery 2018 National Juried Exhibition. Open to artists residing in the U.S. 18 yrs. or older. Exception: Artists currently represented by FIRST STREET GALLERY. Eligible works include ORIGINAL oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, mixed media, and sculpture in any medium. No video, film, installation, giclées or similar reproductions. Entry fee: $35/1-3 works, $5/ea. additional work, max. 6. Eligible works: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography and sculpture. Online application only. See prospectus for details: www.firststreetgallery.org/njeprospectus18Must be received by April 3, 2018.

Artists We’re seeking proposals for Solo Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects to present at our East Chelsea gallery during the 2019 exhibition season. Exhibitions will take place at CUE between January and December 2019. CUE provides generous honoraria: $5,000 for artists presenting solo exhibitions and $2,500 for curators organizing curatorial projects. To help realize their projects, exhibiting artists and curators receive mentorship support, budgets for production expenses, and an accompanying exhibition catalogue. The deadline to submit proposals is March 31, 2018.

Artists Spectrum Gallery announces a call for Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters for the 2018 Essex Town Green Outdoor Summer Arts Festival!  Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay. The Summer Festival in Essex is Saturday, June 9 (10-5pm) and Sunday, June 10 (11-5pm) and will be limited to 50 local and regional fine artists and artisans. This event is free for guests. If you are in the Festival, you can also submit work for consideration in our concurrent 6-week long exhibit at the Gallery in Centerbrook, CT (May 25-July 8, 2018), Essex Green Summer Arts Festival Group Show. Receiving for this show is May 14-18…so the deadline for submission is imminent.  Only artists participating in the Essex Arts Festival are invited to submit for this show. There is no specific theme. Note the Essex Green can only display a limited number of booths so, please, submit early to the festival and then after acceptance into the festival submit as soon as possible to the gallery group show which opens two weeks ahead of the Essex Green Festival. And finally, another opportunity for those involved in the Gallery Show and Festival is to present and sell work in our online shop and gallery, Spectrum Anytime. Prospectus: http://spectrumartgallery.org/Prospectus-2018-Summer-Arts-Festival-Gallery-Group-Show.pdf

Artists “What is the point of making beautiful things, or of cherishing the beauty of the past, when ugliness runs rampant?” asks Alex Ross in the 2017 New Yorker magazine article “Making Art in a Time of Rage.” Ross later references a London gallery that, in the midst of World War II, prefaced the exhibition catalogue for Jacob Epstein’s flower paintings with a quote from Shakespeare: “How with this rage will beauty hold a plea?” It’s an age-old question. Are we as artists responsible for creating challenging works and addressing critical issues of our time head on? Are other expressions trite or selfish acts of escapism? Or can beauty be powerful? Can the act of creating beauty during a time of ugliness be a form of resistance in itself, offering a vision of all that humans can aspire to? In the spirit of Van Jones’ Love Army, and Pete Seeger’s banjo, Kehler Liddell Gallery (KLG) invites artists working in ALL MEDIA (visual, auditory, tactile, etc.) to submit works that: represent fierce expressions of beauty; offer an understanding of our shared humanity; create a profoundly needed respite or refuge. In short, works that show beauty and love as a form of resistance. The exhibition will run from April 26th – May 27th, 2018, a timeframe that includes Westville’s Annual Art Walk (May 12th & 13th, 2018). Click HERE for full details and to submit.

Artists The Cambridge Art Association’s 2018 National Prize Show celebrates 20 years of our national juried exhibits. The 2018 National Prize Show will be exhibited in two locations: our Kathryn Schultz Gallery, at 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA; and our University Place Gallery, at 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge MA. We expect to exhibit between 60 and 100 original works across the two gallery spaces. Entry Deadline: February 22, at 11:59pm, EST. All applicants may enter up to 3 pieces of original work: $40 for non Members, $25 for Cambridge Art Association Members. Open to artists age 18 and older living and working in the USA, open to all media. All work will be juried from digital images submitted through Slideroom. Click here for complete entry guidelines + entry link.

Artists The Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support Awards Program awards up to $1000 to an artist through this competitive funding program. The winning submission will be selected on the basis of its aesthetic quality, relevance to coastal and marine environments and Connecticut Sea Grant themes, as well as its potential impact on non-traditional “audiences”. Artists who live in Connecticut, or whose work is related to Connecticut’s coastal and marine environments and/or Long Island Sound are eligible for funding consideration. Previous recipients of Sea Grant Arts awards are not eligible for 5 years. The grant application will be submitted electronically as a compiled PDF file with one additional media file (mp3 or mov file), if needed, via email to SeagrantResearch@uconn.edu for receipt no later than 4:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 7, 2018. For more information refer to the Call guidelines: http://seagrant.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1985/2017/10/CTSG_artsgrant_rfp_2018.pdf 

Artist-in-Residence Artspace invites emerging and mid-career artists from all fields to apply for our one year Artist-in-Residence program. The dates of the residency run from August 2018 through July 2019. Deadline: March 5, 2018. Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2018. Apply here: https://artspacenewhaven.org/opportunities/artist-residence-2018-19/

Artist Residencies The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, an American owned and operated artist studio located on the Greek Island of Skopelos is offering artist residencies for 2018. The studio is equipped for painters, printmakers, clay artists, digital photographers, and videographers. The length of residence is from 2-4 weeks from March-October. The studio is perched high on a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea near the village of Skopelos. Application information: https://.www.skopartfoundation.org.

Authors Local Lit @ Lotta is a bi-monthly literary reading series by and for New Haven area authors, starting April 2018. We are seeking short works of fiction, creative non-fiction, and memoir to be read aloud. Hear your work. Get feedback from a general audience (under the guidance of a moderator). Connect with other local authors and fans of literature. Minimum 2,500 words, maximum 5,000 words. Fiction, Creative non-fiction, or Memoir only (we do not accept poetry, scripts, articles or other forms or genres). Prior publication is not necessary. You may submit pieces that have been published or that have not been published. Greater New Haven area authors only. 1st deadline is March 1st (for the April 3rd event). Click here to apply.

Connecticut Authors and Illustrators 2018 Connecticut Book Awards submissions are open.These awards recognize the best books of 2017 by authors and illustrators who reside in Connecticut. Categories include: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Young Readers. Entry fee starts at $40 for a 2,000 copy or less print run. Award winners will receive exposure in Connecticut media outlets and personal appearances in Connecticut locations. For guidelines and to submit, please visit http://bit.ly/2018CBA. Deadline is April 20, 2018.

Dancers The Chance to Dance contest is a crowd-sourced online competition that allows dance fans from all around the world to have a say in who gets to perform as part of Festival 2018’s Inside/Out Performance Series. This year, Jacob’s Pillow is calling for submissions from ALL 50 states to showcase the vast range of dance found across the United States. Submit video footage of 3 minutes or less to our website by Feb 25 at 11:59pm EST. Mar 27–Apr 1: Vote for your favorite finalists on our Youtube Playlist, PillowTV, by giving the video a “thumbs up!” Finalists with the most “thumbs up” will win a trip to Jacob’s Pillow and the chance to perform as a part of the Inside/Out Performance Series on Friday, August 3, 2018. Apply Today.

Musicians Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and FACE Foundation are pleased to announce that the NEW French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) program guidelines and application are now available online. For program guidelines and Creative Project Grant online application, click here. The application deadline for FAJE Creative Projects is March 16, 2018, 5:00 PM ET

Singers Want to sing Elijah with choirs and orchestra? The Bethesda Choir is calling experienced choral singers to join us for the spring season, as we prepare Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah for a concert on May 23. Our choir rehearses at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St. Ronan St, New Haven, on Wednesday nights at 7:30-9pm. Please contact Music Director Dr. Lars Gjerde at music@bethesdanewhaven.org for details if you are interested.

Singers Silk ’n Sounds a’ Capella women’s chorus is looking for new members to join us on our amazing journey of musical discovery! Come meet us (we are very friendly) and our award winning director, Christine Lampe-Onnerud, at one of our Tuesday night rehearsals from 6:15-9:15pm at the Spring Glen Church located at 1825 Whitney Ave in Hamden. You can contact Lynn at (203) 623-1276 for more information or check us out online at www.silknsounds.org or on Facebook.

Singers The New Haven Oratorio Choir, a community chamber choir, invites singers of all voice parts to audition for a position in the choir.  Singers are also welcome to attend one of our rehearsals which are held Wednesday nights from 8-10 pm at Church of the Redeemer, 185 Cold Spring St. in New Haven.  For more information please check out our website http://www.nhoratorio.org/sing-with-us/.   To schedule an audition please contact Gretchen at 203-624-2520 or membership@nhoratorio.org.

Volunteers The non-profit Spectrum Art Gallery and its affiliate, Arts Center Killingworth offer numerous opportunities for volunteers! Learn new skills, meet new people, and be part of a creative organization that gives to the community. Opportunities exist throughout the year for a variety of events and ongoing programs. Teens are welcome and can earn community service credit. Email Barbara Nair, Director, at barbara@spectrumartgallery.org or call 860-663-5593.

Volunteers Interested in working with theatre artists in a thriving New Haven Arts Community? If the answer is yes, join Collective Consciousness Theatre’s volunteer team today! Ushering, House Management, Social Media Consulting, Marketing. Please email us at ccttheatreorg@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a part of CCT.

CREATIVE SERVICES

Express Yourself Expressive writing & art sessions for healing through grief and life transitions in private and group settings, facilitated by Amy J. Barry, certified expressive arts educator and bereavement counselor. For rates and more information, email amyjaybarry@gmail.com, visit www.aimwrite-ct.net or www.rubeesconstellation.com

Historic Home Restoration Contractor Period appropriate additions, baths, kitchens; remodeling; sagging porches straightened/leveled; wood windows restored; plaster restored; historic molding & hardware; vinyl/aluminum siding removed; wood siding repair/replace. CT & NH Preservation Trusts. RJ Aley Building Contractor (203) 226-9933 jaley@rjaley.com

Web Design & Art Consulting Services Startup business solutions. Creative, sleek Web design by art curator and editor for artist, design, architecture, and small-business sites. Will create and maintain any kind of website. Hosting provided. Also low-cost in-depth artwork analysis, writing, editing services. (203) 387-4933. azothgallery@comcast.net.

SPACE

Studio/Event Space at Erector Square in New Haven available for dance and theatre rehearsals and performances, events, workshops, and exhibitions. 1,500 sq. ft., 1st floor, 14 ft ceilings, white walls, great light, wooden floors. Contact Annie at anniesailer@gmail.com.

Studio Space for Dance, Performing Arts, Events Hall A 1,500-square-foot space with adjoining rooms in a turn-of-the-century mansion in a historic district. Hardwood floors. Vintage stage with curtains. Mahogany woodwork and glass doors. Ample natural light. Chairs and tables on premises. Contact whitneyartsctr@aol.com.

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