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Artists Calling All Artists to participate in Apples & Arts. Be one of 40 artists painting and decorating large fiberglass apples to celebrate Southington’s 50th anniversary of the Apple Harvest Festival. New deadline for submissions July 6th. Artists’ stipends: $500 to paint a large whole apple, $300 to paint a smaller apple core. Go to for a full prospectus and detailed information for submissions. Or call 860-276-1581 for more information.

Artists Creative Arts Workshop seeks artists for its 49th annual CELEBRATION Art + Craft Market. We showcase makers of bold, creative work who continue to grow as artists, push the boundaries of their media, and produce unique, high-quality pieces. Applications are due June 15th and can be found at our website:

Artists Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary seeks Connecticut artists to exhibit their work in 2019 at the “Art Corridor” located at the Saint Raphael campus. Twenty-four artists will be selected, two are paired for a one month long show. If possible we select one painter and one photographer or two different types of art forms, ie stained glass. Accepted media includes: painting, photography, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, pastel, framed textile, wall hung sculpture and stained glass. Interested artist please submit 3-5 jpg images of your work for committee selection. All art must be prepared with wire to hang securely on the hospital’s hanging system. Pricing should not exceed $1,000 but higher priced work will be considered. Sales will be managed by the YNHH Auxiliary, a volunteer organization that supports the Hospital’s mission thru fundraising projects, volunteerism, community outreach programs. Twenty-five percent of all sales will be retained by the YNHH Auxiliary to help fund hospital programs that support patients, families and community and seventy –five percent of the sales goes to the artist. To learn more about the mission of the Auxiliary, visit To be considered, please email samples of your work to by June 22nd, 2018.

Artists Connecticut Women Artists 89th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition. This show is open to all women artists of the USA. Original work in painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, fiber art, photography, sculpture. For complete information see prospectus online. Submissions: For more info go to:

Artists The Loft Artists Association presents our 5th Annual Tri-State Juried exhibition “Relishing Restraint” August 17th to September 23rd, 2018. Deadline for entries: July 16, 2018. “Relishing Restraint” will explore how contemporary artists working today have embraced limitations imposed by space,finances, materials, identity, time (or otherwise) to enhance or transform their practice for the better. Our juror, Krista Scenna, is an independent curator and gallerist based in Brooklyn, NY. For the full prospectus and to submit visit here.

Artists New Haven’s Percent for Art program will commission a work of art for a new preK-4 school. For consideration, send the following to by June 16, 2018: Artist statement, CV, and biography (1 PDF), 5 Images* of past work (JPG or PNG, 2MB-5MB, preferably 1024 x 728 px) or 1 video (>1 minute, in .mov format) and 4 still images. Image list (Title, Date, Media, Dimensions) All mediums considered, artists working in three-dimensional media are encouraged to apply. More information: Questions: Liz Acas, Percent for Art Coordinator, at

Artists Open submission through July 31, 2018. No Entry Fee. The Woven Tale Press is a monthly online literary and fine arts magazine. The Press mission is to grow traffic to noteworthy artists and writers on the Web; we link contributors works directly back to their websites or blogs. The Press welcomes submissions of painting, mixed media, crafts (including fiber), sculpture, photography, printmaking, and experimental. We pride ourselves on being eclectic. For submission guidelines visit Please review current issues before submitting. Website: Contact person: Editor-in-Chief Sandra Tyler, email (for info only):

Artists The Farmington Libraries are calling for artists to submit for our summer gallery show, running from July 16 through August 31, 2018. The theme is ‘ABSTRACT ART,’ and we will accept all hangable media featuring this theme. 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. Once you are accepted into the show, there is an exhibition fee of $50.00. The entry of your artwork constitutes your acceptance of these terms. Deadline for submission: June 29, 2018.

Artists Galatea Fine Art is now accepting entries for The New England Collective IX, Annual Juried Exhibition at Galatea Fine Art! The show runs from August 1 – September 1, 2018 and all media and artists from the New England area are accepted. The Juror is Marni Elyse Katz, freelance design journalist, art curator/consultant, and the blogger behind StyleCarrot! The Entry deadline is June 15, 2018. For prospectus:

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:

Artist Residencies The New Haven Land Trust is seeking 4 artists in residence for 4 of our community gardens. The gardens we’ve selected are strategically located in the hearts of 4 different neighborhoods in New Haven: Fair Haven, Newhallville, The Hill, and Dwight. The goal is to activate these gardens as community hubs of activity, not limited to gardening, but encompassing healthy lifestyle in the broadest sense, including the arts. We are putting out a call for artists to submit proposals for their visions of what artistic element could be added to any one of the 4 unique spaces. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply, and particular attention will be given to proposals by artists who grew up or live in the neighborhoods in which these gardens are located. Please use the addresses listed below to scout the sites and get the ideas flowing. Small stipends will be paid to artists in exchange for organizing at least one interactive workshop and curating the artistic element of the garden for the duration of the growing season (through September). The artists in residence will be selected in part by garden coordinators and will work with garden leadership to accomplish their vision, whatever that may be. Use our gardens as your canvas, and build community while doing so! Dates: Summer/Early Fall. Stipend: $500. Available Hub Gardens: 47 Grand Ave. (at Perkins St.), 255 Shelton Ave. (at Ivy St.), 145 Davenport Ave. (at Ward St.) OR 60 Truman St. (at Clover Pl.), 290 Goffe St. (at County St.) To apply please send a resume, cover letter, portfolio or examples of your work by email to

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 application period for Zion National Park’s 2019 Artist-in-Residence program is now open! Applications will be accepted until July 31st. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply. While living rent-free in a furnished historic home, Zion’s Artist-in-Residence is required to present two public programs and interact with park visitors through open studio hours or while creating artwork on the trails. At the end of their month-long residency, artists have six months to reflect back on their time here at which point the park’s superintendent ultimately decides which created piece he’d like to be donated to the park. Artists receive a $300 stipend to cover travel/supplies once their artwork has been received. The Grotto House is in the heart of Zion Canyon and offers artists the wonderful opportunity to be inspired by the towering sandstone walls and gurgling Virgin River. The Grotto House has no phone or internet access so it’s a wonderful chance to reconnect with yourself and nature. More information about the program can be found here: Online application ($35), open until July 31st, found here: Questions can be directed to or 435-772-0184.

Singers The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers (CT’s premiere Victorian Christmas caroling group) is looking for SATB singers for The Connecticut Mistletones, a new a capella group to perform contemporary, jazzy Christmas songs in the style of The Manhattan Transfer/New York Voices. Group will perform a fully memorized 50-60 minute show at each gig, dressed in contemporary/festive costumes. Need: Good availability during Nov. and Dec. (including some daytime/weekends). Ability to perform tight harmonies. Ability to do simple movement/choreography. Transportation to/from the gigs. PAID JOBS. Send resume to

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. Rehearsals begin September 5th in preparation for a December concert featuring “Angels and Challengers” by Alice Parker, Randall Thompson’s “Frostiana” and Victoria’s “O Magnum Mysterium”. Rehearsals 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

Submissions In an effort to increase exposure to up and coming jazz musicians, the Hartford Jazz Society will present its second Emerging Jazz Artists Showcase. The winner will receive a cash prize and an opportunity to perform at the Hartford Jazz Society 57th Annual Jazz Cruise. The Hartford Jazz Society will accept a maximum of sixteen entries. The Emerging Jazz Artists Showcase is open to musicians that have never been signed to a recording contract and have not released any widely distributed recordings as a leader. You must be 18 years of age to qualify. Prior winners are not eligible. The Hartford Jazz Society reserves the right not to accept any submissions that it determines not to meet minimum standards for the competition. Submissions can be made via the Hartford Jazz Society website ( or by sending your name, video link (YouTube preferred), and brief bio to During the months of June and July the Hartford Jazz Society will feature up to four videos on its website each week, and invite the jazz audience to vote on its favorite solo artist each week. Four finalists will be selected and invited to perform one song as a soloist during the intermissions at the 2018 Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz Series to be held July 9 through August 13, 2018. The finalists will also be featured on the Hartford Jazz Society website during the months of July and August, and the jazz audience again invited to vote on its favorite solo artist. On August 13, the Hartford Jazz Society will announce
the winner of the Emerging Jazz Artist Showcase. That artist will be invited to perform as a soloist for a fifteen minute feature on the 57th Annual Hartford Jazz Society Jazz Cruise to be held on Saturday, September 15th. The winner will also receive a $250 stipend and two tickets to the Jazz Cruise. For further information contact Ken Laster at

Submissions Submissions for Tribeca TV Festival are now open! New to the Tribeca TV Festival this year is Indie Pilots, a showcase of the most exciting new independent voices in episodic television. The program, which has been a part of the annual April Tribeca Film Festival, was created to identity and provide visibility for independent creators work in the episodic space. Submission rules, regulations, and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival are now available at Questions regarding submissions may be directed to Entry deadline: July 6, 2018

Submissions 2019 S&R Foundation Washington Award. The S&R Foundation Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in visual arts, music, and dance. This year we are excited to announce the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a cash prize of $10,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who will receive an additional $5,000. To learn more and apply visit Applications close August 3, 2018.

Submissions Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc, a professional not-for-profit theatre for family audiences in Milford, Connecticut is now accepting submissions for its “POW” (Pantochino Original Works) Festival of new musicals by early career and emerging playwrights, composers and lyricists. Submissions of new musicals will be open from June 1 – December 1, 2018. Three works will be chosen to be performed as staged readings during a weekend-long festival in March 2019. Committee selections will be made by January 30, 2019. Winning writing teams will be invited to attend the performance weekend and the selected musicals will be considered for full production by Pantochino in 2020. Full details on the submission process and requirements for the POW Festival can be found online at

Volunteers Interested in being a part of a study exploring new ways to navigate virtual space? Volunteer for a short user experience survey and get the chance to walk around in an imaginary world! We are seeking volunteers to participate in a private study, no personal information required, interested in people with a lot of gaming experience, as well as those with very little or none at all. Please fill out this form in order to let us know what days and times will work for you. The study itself will take less than an hour, but we are using one hour time blocks to prevent overlap between participants. At the end of the study you will have some time to explore some commercial VR experiences in the gaming or content creation field. The study will take place at 149 York St, at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media. Again, the study will not be collecting any personal information and is designed solely to get user feedback on different modes of navigation in VR.

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