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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.

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,
Rates:  $15 per listing | Three listings for $30
Listings must be paid in advance.

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.

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.


Artists The Woven Tale Press Art Competition. Submission Deadline: July 31, 2017. Medium: painting — acrylic, oil, or watercolor; can include mixed-media; 84 inches maximum size longest dimension. Submission of works consistent in style and medium suggested but not required. Entry fee: $20 for up to three works. For more information to to

Artists Erin Joyce, Guest Curator, is pleased to invite artists based in New England to apply to participate in the upcoming exhibition Between Beauty and Decay. This group show will be produced and display at Artspace from December 1, 2017 to February 24, 2018. Between Beauty and Decay is an examination of humanity in the age of conflict. Each of the artists selected use visual media to redress what happens when humanity is at odds with the “other” and the natural world. Artworks will include single channel video, installation, sculpture and two dimensional works that confront the viewer with unflinching beauty and terror. For more information on the exhibition and to apply, artists can visit Submission Deadline: September 5, 2017

Artists Guilford Art League invites submissions for the upcoming 70th Annual Juried Art Show held at the prestigious Mill Gallery at the Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street in Guilford, CT. Open to all Connecticut artists 18 years and older. Receiving is Saturday, September 9, 10 am -1 pm, 2017 at the Mill Gallery. Show runs from September 11 – 30. All mediums except crafts and photography. Please email Susie at for prospectus.

Artists Call for Entry – Care (Give and Take). Deadline: September 1, 2017. If you are a visual artist making work about Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia, please submit work for a juried exhibition occurringNovember 2017- March 2018 at the New Hope Art Gallery at the Cranston Senior Center in Rhode Island. What makes this exhibition special is that your work will be paired with work from your loved one with the disease (alive or deceased).  Your entry will consist of three images of your work and up to three of your loved one’s work. If no artwork is available, a photograph, letter or other ephemera will suffice. Selected work will be based on artist merit and strength of the pairing. The exhibition will also include artwork made from seniors in the memory care unit at the Senior Center. More info at

Artists All professional and amateur artists are invited to participate in The 2nd Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival. All artwork will be judged by local chalk artist, Andrea Casey, for the Grand Prize, a $500 gift card to Hull’s Art Supply & Framing. Prizes will be awarded in each age division by People’s Choice: Teen – ages 13-17, Adult – ages 18+, Adult Group – minimum 2 artists 18+. There is no cost to participate. Artists will be given a 4’x4’ square, on a black asphalt or granite pavers. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Stephanie McDonald at or 203-982-0676. Registration and Additional information may be accessed at Saturday, October 21st, Noon – 4pm – The Shops at Yale, Broadway Island, 56 Broadway, New Haven, CT (across from Apple / J.Crew / Urban Outfitters)

Artists One of the largest events of its kind, Artspace’s City-Wide Open Studios is in its 20th year. Artists from across Connecticut are invited to open their doors and exhibit their work in their own studios, or at the creative complex Erector Square in Fair Haven, or at the Goffe Street Armory. Thousands of visitors and over 350+ artists participate each year in this exhibition the size of a city. City-Wide Open Studios takes place over multiple weekends in October. Registration Open July 1- September 5, 2017. Artist Registration:

Artists #IBelieveInWaterbury Exhibition Dates: September 10-December 3, 2017. Mattatuck Museum invites submissions for an upcoming exhibition focusing on the City of Waterbury. Artists are challenged to identify those unique aspects of the city and her people that resonate for you. The Museum is asking artists to share their inspiration in works that demonstrate the beauty, joy, prosperity and momentum of Waterbury. Share with non-artists what your trained eye is finding that inspires and uplifts. All styles and media are encouraged. All forms of art are sought: painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, textile, video, installation art, performance, sound, light, spoken and written word and intervention. The Museum seeks fresh work, created particularly for this project. Submission deadline: August 1st, 5:00 p.m.

Artists After a tempestuous 2016 presidential election, many Americans, here within the United States and abroad, are struggling to put their feelings into words. Art has the ability to provide an explanation beyond words, unite people, and create concord among communities. “UNITING THE STATES” is a call for art depicting images of people pulling together as a country through friendship, freedom, equality, and peace. Community Art Therapy Services Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, is pleased to issue a call for art on “using art to give form to a vision of unity.” This is a call for artists working in all medias to submit work exemplifying how art can provide a common vision of hope and expectation. Abstract and figurative interpretations welcome. Deadline for Submissions: August 4th, 2017

Artists Shoreline Harvest Art Festival Call for Artists. Saturday, Sept 23, 2017, 10-3pm. We will be featuring fine artists and artisan crafters from Branford and the local region. The festival will be held rain or shine as all of the artists will be under a 9000sq. ft. tent. Vendors will have a 10 x 10 ft. space. We will have works of fine art and sculpture, jewelry, wood arts, pottery, metal, stained glass, painting, photography and textiles. Live Jazz will be provided by Brisile and friends! Set up time begins at 7 am. The event runs rain or shine. This event will be promoted by radio, local news outlets and internet marketing. Each participant is responsible for their sales and for paying CT sales tax to the State. There is no electricity or water available. Restrooms are available. Tables are $8.00 to rent. To participate in the festival, please send name, address, phone number and email address with your non-refundable payment as follows: by July 31 for early registration $45.00, by Aug 31 $60.00. Please make checks payable to the Branford Art Center and send completed forms to the: Branford Art Center, 1229 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405. Attention: Yvonne Gordon-Moser. (Please contact us with any questions)

Artists The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Approximately 70 works will be selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas. Entries may be submitted via our online application form at through September 29, 2017 (11:59 PM). A downloadable 2018 Prospectus is also available for entries submitted via physical mail or in person to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

Artists Multiple opportunities for artists throughout the year! Spectrum Gallery and its affiliate, the Arts Center Killingworth, present two annual outdoor Arts Festivals with concurrent Gallery Exhibitions (Summer Arts Festival, Essex Town Green, Essex CT on June 17-18, 2017 and Autumn Arts Festival, Madison Town Green, Madison CT on October 7-8, 2017). Spectrum hosts 6 exhibits per year and is always looking for artists and artisans working in various media. Please visit to see the calendar of exhibits, themes and festival prospecti. The non-profit Spectrum Art Gallery in Centerbrook, CT is a contemporary gallery and fine artisan store.

Artists The Loft Artists Association Presents Visual Narratives, 4th Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition. August 26 – September 24, 2017. Award Ceremony and Reception: September 8, 2017. 575 Pacific Street, Stamford, CT 06902. Deadline for entries: July 24, 2017. All artists create visual languages to convey narratives and concepts that are important to them. These languages establish a formal construct which can be representational or abstract. As such they create a unique way of communicating ideas. Historically, artists have used their personal lexicon to express religious, political, historical or spiritual ideas. Some famous artists who have created their own discourse around visual narratives include Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, David Salle, Kiki Smith, and Louise Bourgeois. Other artists who use an abstract approach to creating their dialogue, include Eva Hesse, Barnett Newman, Joseph Albers, and Lee Bontecou. Contemporary artists can reference the real world directly or they can create a singular language devised, codified, presented, performed, and understood only by the artist themselves and their followers. The show Visual Narratives explores these artistic imagined and created world views, lexicons, and visual languages, which are at the heart of this exhibition. Participating artworks are considered from all media. Click here for Prospectus. For additional information:

Artists Connecticut Women Artists announce their dates for 2017 National Open Juried Exhibition to be held September 1st – September 29th, 2017 at the Vernon Arts Center East in Vernon, CT. The Juror of Selection and Awards will be Nancy Stula, Executive Director of the William Benton Museum of Art, UConn, Storrs, CT. You need not be a member to submit work to this show. See prospectus for complete info at Submissions are being accepted at Entry deadline: Friday, July 30, 2017 until Midnight.

Child Actors Calling all boys! Here’s your chance to join a professional acting company. Goodspeed Musicals is holding auditions for local Non-Equity child actors (BOYS between ages 8-10) for its upcoming production of Rags. Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 12th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio in East Haddam, Conn.
Auditions are for the David Herskowitz understudy. He is a small 8-10 year old with dark hair, full of hope and wonder. Comes over on the boat with his mother Rebecca. Fearless, but unaware of the unwritten rules of navigating the specific neighborhoods of NYC safely, too young to understand bigotry and prejudice that thrive outside of his community. Must be a strong actor with a solid unchanged singing voice. All auditions are by appointment only. Appointments may be made starting immediately. Please call Company Management at (860) 873-0021, Monday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. Interested performers should prepare one short up-tempo song. Bring a resume, photo and sheet music. Music must be legible and in the proper key (no lead sheets please). An accompanist will be provided. Candidates must be available for rehearsals, September 5th – October 5th, and performances, October 6th – December 10th. Rehearsals and performances occur in East Haddam, Conn. Performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.

Dancers Annie Sailer Dance Company is looking for dancers experienced in modern / contemporary technique, improvisation and performance. Adults of all ages will be considered. Rehearsals will be held at ANNIE SAILER studio space at Erector Square in New Haven. Rehearsal schedule to be arranged. No pay for dancers. For further information contact Annie:

Musicians Hamden Symphony Orchestra, an all-volunteer community music ensemble in its 56th year, seeks musicians interested in joining the group for its 2017-2018 concert-season. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Hamden Memorial Town Hall (2372 Whitney Avenue) beginning September 7th. The Orchestra performs 2 regular concerts a year in November and April, with the possibility of a summer-performance. All string instruments, as well as Oboe, Bassoon, and French Horn are particularly needed, though please inquire for openings in other sections. For more information or if you are interested in joining, email or use the the website’s contact form at

Singers Sing Elijah? Calling Choral Singers. The Bethesda Lutheran Church Choir is calling experienced choral singers to join us for a season that includes a fall concert featuring Bach’s Cantata 80 and a spring concert with Mendelssohn’s Elijah. We sing weekly Sunday morning service music by composers ancient and modern. Our choir consists of a mix of professional and amateur musicians. Basic music reading skills needed. Contact music director Dr. Lars Gjerde for more information:

Singers Silk n Sounds A’ Capella woman’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, Christina Lampa-Onnerud, at one of our Tuesday night rehearsals from 6:16-9:15pm at Spring Glen Church located at 1825 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT. You can contact Lynn at (203) 623-1276 for more information, or check us out at

Singers Greater New Haven Community Chorus (GNHCC), a non-auditioned, all-volunteer, four part (SATB) chorus, invites singers of all backgrounds to join us for our Fall 2017 semester as we prepare for our December Concert.  “From Skies Above,” a holiday choral celebration, will feature Mendelssohn’s Vom Himmel hoch, selections from Randall Thompson’s Frostiana, and other works by Bach, Gjielo, and others.  The first three Thursdays of each semester are GNHCC “Open Enrollment” rehearsals; fall semester Open Enrollment dates are September 7, 14, and 21.  Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings from 7-9pm at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 704 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.  No experience is required.  Come sing with us!  For more information, visit our website at or email

Singers Men Like to Sing? Sing with Us. The University Glee Club of New Haven is an all-male chorus looking for new members. We are a non-audition group singing with the rich blend of men’s voices: Tenor I, Tenor II, Baritone and Bass. Our feel good repertoire ranges from Glees to Classical to Broadway and more. Information at or call 203-248-8515 for more information. Rehearsals are 7:15 to 9:30 on Monday evenings beginning Sept 11. Location: Bethesda Lutheran Church 305 St Ronan Street, New Haven, CT.

Student Monologues Drama Notebook is holding an ongoing Monologue Contest for students ages 6-18. We are building a huge collection of fantastic original monologues for kids and teens entirely written by students. Go to for more info.

Volunteers Arts for Learning Connecticut, a state-wide arts in education organization, is seeking Board Members and volunteers. Please call Eileen Carpinella, Executive Director, at 203-230-8101 or email regarding your interest.

Volunteers and Interns Volunteering at the Institute Library is a great way to meet your local community, have fun, and make a major difference at one New Haven’s great treasures. More volunteers means more (and longer) hours that we can stay open! Contact us if you are interested at Our internship program is also expanding! Let us know if you are a high school, college, or continuing ed student looking for credit and a meaningful professional development experience.

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 or call 860-663-5593.


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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.


Events and Parties With 2,000 square feet of open exhibition space, Kehler Liddell Gallery is a unique venue for hosting events.  We tailor to the special interests of private parties, corporate groups, arts organizations, charities and academic institutions.  Our inviting, contemporary atmosphere provides the perfect setting for your guests to relax, mingle and enjoy the company of friends.  We provide a warm atmosphere filled with paintings, drawings and sculptures by CT contemporary artists and free parking, with front door wheel chair access. Contact or Roy at 203-872-4139

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

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