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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 The Voice of Art Gallery invites photographic artists to submit works for its Photographic Call for Entry: “Through the Lens”. Exhibition Dates: June 1-30, 2018. The exhibition is open to all photographers working in analog and digital mediums, color and black & white, including alternative processes. Any format, camera, and style is acceptable. Maximum frame size should be no longer than 30” in any direction. Works must be current: created in January 2015 or after. All entries including a photographic element will be considered by the jury panel. Entry Deadline: May 17, 2018. Prospectus at or email The Voice of Art Gallery, 2 Town Center Plaza, Cheshire CT 06410; 203-379-0015.

Artists Portrait Commission for Yale Divinity School. James Pennington – Preacher, clergyman, social reformer, and one of the first black abolitionists, the first person of color to attend classes at Yale. Mode: Half to 3/4 bust portrait of James Pennington. Materials: Oil and/or acrylics on stretched canvas, unframed (YDS will frame, with artist input) Size: approximately 60 in. x 48 in. (5x4ft) The commission will be announced May 1. All artists who might wish to undertake this commission are encouraged to apply. The Divinity School especially encourages statements and samples of work from artists of color who are alumni or current students of Yale University. Send statement of interest and samples to James Hackney (, or request more information.

Artists Picture That is currently purchasing art for a healthcare center in New London, Connecticut. We are interested in FOUR CATEGORIES of unframed and unmatted art: Category I – Originals (Paintings, Collage, Watercolors, Drawings, Mixed Media, etc.) Category II – Limited Edition Prints (Lithographs, Serigraphs, Etchings, Engravings, Woodcuts, etc.) Category III – Photography Category IV – Giclee Prints, Open Edition Prints and Posters, A mixture of landscapes, waterscapes and botanicals of New London, Connecticut, and the surrounding communities is preferred. We are equally interested in figurative work that is inclusive of diverse cultures and generations. Keywords for direction are healing, wellness, compassionate, warm, transitional, homelike, non-denominational spirituality and nurturing. Artists residing in New London and the surrounding communities are preferred. While artists from other locations may apply, we may be unable to cover the cost of shipping and insurance to transport works located outside of the New England area. 1. Five (5) digital images as jpg files of artwork to be considered; 150 dpi or greater (3.5″ in size). Name the jpg files the same as artwork title. 2. Artist Bio and/or Artist Statement (Word documents or text files are acceptable). 3. A listing of the 5 works including: title, year created, medium, size (height x width x depth), price and geographic location. Include special hanging instructions if required. Please format the subject of your EMAIL as follows: NL_LastNameFirstName_New London. For example: NL_JohnsonPaul_New London If you would like your work considered, please e-mail the required materials by May 4th to

Artists The Farmington Libraries are calling for artists to submit for our spring gallery show, running from May 14 through June 29, 2018. The theme is ‘STRUCTURES,’ and we will accept all hangable media featuring this theme (e.g. buildings, manmade structures, cityscapes, etc.). To apply, please submit four images and include a list that identifies each image by title, size, medium, and price. Each artist is limited to four pieces; the selection process requires viewing the four items proposed for display. These images can be submitted via email to: Do not send original artwork. If the artwork is sold, 20% of the sale price will be donated to the Farmington Libraries and 80% of the sale price will be remitted to the artist by check from the Farmington Libraries. The Farmington Libraries will retain and remit the sales tax. All work must be for sale, be framed and wired for hanging. All work will be juried with no guarantees. Decisions by the jury are final. All submissions of work and materials are the artist’s sole risk. The Farmington Libraries assume no responsibility for loss or damage during the exhibition or subsequent storage at the close of the show. Artists agree to commit accepted works for the duration of the exhibition. The Farmington Libraries reserve the right to remove or not accept any art for any reason at any time. There is an exhibition fee of $50.00. The entry of your artwork constitutes your acceptance of these terms. Deadline for submission: April 23, 2018.

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 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 or 203.314.3250 with any questions.

Artists Now in its 12th year, STYLE is a show, sale, and benefit celebrating independent contemporary design. This is a curated event focused on the highest quality fashion, jewelry, and accessories. STYLE ‘18 will take place over two days on Saturday, November 3, 2018 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and Sunday, November 4, 2018 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM) at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco. Our esteemed jurors will hand select 36 national and international designers to participate in the 2018 event. Attendees can experience and purchase original pieces as well as meet the makers. All proceeds will go to support MCD’s MakeArt education program for children and families in the Bay Area. To apply, please visit Eligible
Media: Apparel, jewelry and fashion accessories. Application Deadline: June 1, 2018. Application Entry fee: $25. For additional questions please contact Caroline Holley at or 415.773.0303.

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.

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×6-4-peace/ for more information.

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: Also follow us on Instagram to see the gallery and our recent exhibitions:

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:

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 for receipt no later than 4:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 7, 2018. For more information refer to the Call guidelines: 

Artists The Westville Village ArtWalk is a free, annual, community-based arts festival that spans three blocks in Historic Westville Village and Edgewood Park, New Haven, CT every Mother’s Day weekend. Featuring a full day of live music, art exhibitions and demonstrations, interactive art-making for kids and adults, theater performances, walking tours, and a 30+ vendor Artist & Artisan Market, ArtWalk traditionally draws between 8,000-10,000 visitors. This is a superbly fun day for kids and adults of all ages. Artist, Artisans and Crafters Application HERE. Food Vendors Application HERE

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:

Artist Residencies The Shenandoah National Park Artist-in-Residence program offers professional artists focused time to creatively explore the natural and cultural resources of this astounding landscape. It also allows artists the opportunity to share their work through educational programs and exhibits. Shenandoah’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by a generous donation from the Shenandoah National Park Trust. Each session of the Artist-in-Residence program offers the artist three weeks of uninterrupted time to pursue their artistic discipline. It also provides the artist with furnished lodging. The selected artist is required to present several public programs during their residency and donate an original piece of art reflecting the artist’s experience. The Artist-in-Residence program is established in numerous National Park Service sites to inspire artists to create and share art that not only motivates and encourages millions of people to visit and explore, but also helps build awareness and develop stewardship of these beautiful public lands. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at The deadline to apply is May 4, 2018. For more information, contact the park at 540-999-3500 ext. 3181.

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 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 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   To schedule an audition please contact Gretchen at 203-624-2520 or

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.

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 if you are interested in becoming a part of CCT.

Volunteers Masonicare Home Health and Hospice is seeking hospice volunteers to visit our hospice patients. We are looking for singers who can sing in small groups at bedside. We are also looking for volunteers with a variety of artistic talents for our expressive arts program. We are a community based program and have needs in many towns and communities. Please call Jolan at 203.679.5342 or to find out how you can make a difference in someone’s life.


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, visit or

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

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.


Event/Party Space 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 Kehler Liddell Gallery at 203-389-9555 or

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