Sunday, September 21, 2014

Drowning in a Sea of Information

Deadline: October 10, 2014 {ONLINE}

Drowning in a Sea of Information

Curator: Seder Burns
Work • Ann Arbor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Nov. 21, 2014 - Dec. 19, 2014

From the continual notifications from emails, texts, tweets, and other social media to the never ending next important thing to look up, there isn’t a moment that we are not drowning in a sea of information. There is always more to see, to read, to watch, to learn.

How can we hope to sift through it? When is there time to contemplate and process the information that we already have taken in if we are perpetually taking in more?

What is the consequences of all the readily available private and public information? What become of the information that you set adrift on the sea of information?

Drowning in a Sea of Information explores our new paradigm of information overload.


Drowning in a Sea of Information seeks to present artwork that explores the concept of information overload. A broad approach and interpretation is desired.

Media: Open to all media.

Jurying Process: Digital images must be submitted through the Stamps School’s online exhibition submission form in order to be considered for selection.

Work • Ann Arbor is the School’s first dedicated gallery space on central campus since art became a department at the University in 1926. Work is designed to provide an exhibition venue primarily for undergraduate students. Director: Mark Nielsen

Visit website for complete details including the Call for Work and the online submission form:

Work • Ann Arbor
306 State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center: Outside the Margin National Juried Book Arts Exhibition

Deadline: October 10, 2014 {ONLINE}

Outside the Margin
National Juried Book Arts Exhibition
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Silver Spring, Maryland
November 7-25, 2014

For over 30 years, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center has demonstrated its commitment to artists working in the field of book arts, printmaking and paper-making. Located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center leads and inspires the community through artistic excellence and community engagement. PAAC is proud to announce a juried exhibition in conjunction with the 13th Biennial Book Arts Fair, “Outside the Margin,” November 7-25, 2014.


Work will be exhibited in Pyramid Atlantic Art Center’s Second Floor Gallery


Artists are invited to enter up to 5 original or limited edition artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, or book installations. Acceptable printmaking media: relief, intaglio, inkjet, and/or screen-print techniques.

Fee (USD): $35.00


Doug Litts, current head of the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library, and former library director at the Corcoran Gallery and College of Art.

• Purchase prize will be awarded by juror, and work will become part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library’s collection.
• Second place award of $200
• Third place award of $100

To Apply, go to

apexart: Unsolicited Proposal Program

Deadline: November 1, 2014 {ONLINE}

Unsolicited Proposal Program

New York, NY
2015-16 season

apexart's Unsolicited Proposal Program is an opportunity for anyone, from anywhere, to submit a proposal for an idea-based exhibition at apexart. From October 1 - November 1, 2014, we will accept 500-word group exhibition proposals. Three winning proposals will be presented at apexart in New York City as part of our 2015-16 season.

Proposals are only accepted online for anonymous consideration by an international group of more than 100 individuals composed of artists, curators, writers, arts professionals, and individuals from other fields.

Our unique system of crowd-sourced jurying asks each juror to read at least 50 proposals, in randomized order. Each proposal receives as many as 25 votes. We believe it is the most objective and fair process of evaluation that we have found. Submissions are reviewed anonymously and solely on the strength of their idea and previous curatorial experience is in no way required. Supplemental materials are not accepted to further level the "playing field."

Three proposals with the highest ratings will be presented the following season at apexart in NYC, and the full tally of results (where your proposal ranked) will be available online to all submitters. We appreciate your interest in our programs.

Applications are welcomed and encouraged from around the world.

Guidelines & Useful Links

• Exhibition proposals will be accepted from October 1 - November 1, 2014.

• Submissions are limited to 500 words maximum, emphasizing and explaining the idea behind the show.

• Proposals must be submittted only via our online application. No email submissions will be accepted.

• No images, catalogs, resumés, cv, or other support materials will be accepted.

Review FAQs:

Visit website for complete details:

291 Church Street
New York, NY 10013 USA
tel. +212 431 5270

Ice Cube Gallery: Icebreaker 6

Deadline: November 1, 2014 {ONLINE}

Icebreaker 6
Ice Cube Gallery

Denver, CO
January 8-31, 2015

The sixth annual juried exhibition sponsored by Ice Cube Gallery, a contemporary artist-run gallery located in the River North Arts District of Denver.

The exhibit has an open theme and artists of every medium are encouraged to enter.

Juror: LAUREN WRIGHT Curator and Artistic Director for the Biennial of the Americas, former curator at Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK. Wright has also developed independent curatorial projects for Tate Modern and served as Asisstant Director for, a media arts organization focused on technology and social change.

Entry fee is $35.00 and entitles each artist to enter up to 4 images. Entry fee does not guarantee acceptance into the show.

Ice Cube Gallery retains a 25% commission on works sold during the exhibition.

Artwork must be ready to hang or display. Installation or works of multiple pieces must be accompanied by a detailed diagram. Artists submitting time based media must be able to provide their own equipment. Artists may be asked to install complex works. Maximum weight is 50 lbs.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for complete details:

To submit work, visit:

Ice Cube Gallery
3320 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

Maryland Transit Administration Art-In-Transit

Deadline: November 14, 2014 {ONLINE}

Maryland Transit Administration

Baltimore, MD
2015 and Beyond

The Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) General Engineering Consultant Team (GEC) seeks artists to create enhancements for the future Purple Line light rail project. The Purple Line, expected to be operational in 2020, will connect Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland.

Artists are being asked to submit applications by Friday, November 14, 2014, to be considered for future opportunities along the Purple Line. This Call for Artists is open to all professional artists, preferably with public art experience. This call is open to artists from a broad range of media, and will be used to generate pools of artists who could be selected to compete for specific projects in the future.

Approximately 21 locations have been identified as Art-In-Transit opportunities, including fences, railings, ground planes, feature walls, retaining walls, bridges, tunnel portals, way-finding pylons, and station canopies and windscreens.

The second phase of artist selection is expected to begin in 2015, with a competitive interview or proposal process for each opportunity. Artists who are invited to submit proposals will be offered a stipend commensurate with the scope of the project and the proposal requirements.

Artists will be asked to work with the communities along the corridor to create artwork that highlights the cultural vitality of the region, and reflects the artistic, cultural and/or historical interests of the surrounding communities.

This Call to Artists / Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is being issued by the General Engineering Consultant (GEC), who is contracted to provide planning, engineering and design services for the Purple Line on behalf of the MTA. Ultimately, final design, construction and operation services will be contracted to a public-private partnership which, after award, will become the Soliciting Organization for the Art-in-Transit Program and which will use the artist pools developed by this process to issue solicitations for specific project opportunities.

Submit qualifications online:

Call For Artists/Request for Qualifications – Maryland Purple Line Art In Transit PDF n
MTA's Purple Line Seeks Artists to Enhance Stations PDF

For more details about the project visit

For Art-In-Transit inquiries contact:
Ms. Jo Schneider, Purple Line Art-In-Transit Transit Manager
Transit Development and Delivery
100 S. Charles Street, Tower Two, Suite 700
Baltimore, MD 21201

Australian Tapestry Workshop Artist in Residence

Deadline: November 28, 2014 {RECEIVE}

Artist in Residence
Australian Tapestry Workshop

South Melbourne Victoria
2015 Season

Collaboration is central to the idea of creating great tapestry art, and over the years the Australian Tapestry Workshop has worked with many leading Australian and international artists.

The artist in residence program invites artists to immerse themselves in the unique studio environment of the Workshop for 2-8 weeks, full or part-time.

Artists working in any medium - not just the visual arts or textile based practice - and at any stage of their career can undertake a residency at the Australian Tapestry Workshop.

We are not able to offer comprehensive training in tapestry weaving as part of the residency. If artists are only interested in learning tapestry we suggest they enroll in one of our classes. Artists will be given a space on the Workshop floor and will be required to deliver a public talk. The ATW cannot offer accommodation or financial support, however artists can freely use our yarn and equipment.


• Completed application form
• A one page Curriculum Vitae
• A one page statement outlining your practice and a proposal about what you would do during the residency
• Up to 10 images of recent work

Applications close on Friday November 28 at 5pm.

Download application form: 2015_ARTIST_IN_RESIDENCE_APPLICATION.docx

Visit website for complete details including links to former residents:

Australian Tapestry Workshop (formerly Victorian Tapestry Workshop)
262-266 Park Street
South Melbourne Victoria 3205

P (61 3) 9699 7885

Knitty Magazine Call for Submissions

Multiple Deadlines: {EMAIL} or {ONLINE}
Dec 1, 2014
Mar 1, 2015
June 1, 2015

Call for Submissions
Knitty Magazine

Spring + Summer 2015
First Fall + Holiday Headstart 2015
Deep Fall 2015


We'd love more than anything to be surprised by something you've created that we've never even thought of. Don't forget: we're the online knitting magazine with a sense of humor, and we love patterns that create joy, whether they're weird, strange, fun or all three.

We don't do novelty yarn, and we rarely publish children's garments or accessories, unless they're exceptionally clever or unique. For the best chance of being published, submit your designs for men's or women's sweaters.

Remember, as you design for Knitty, ask yourself this: what makes your design unique? Tell us about it when you write your e-mail to us.

Submissions must be new -- not previously shown in any form [even just a picture] in another mag or on any website, including Flickr or Ravelry. Once your work is published in Knitty, you may include a picture on your website with a link to the Knitty website. After the issue has been archived [3 months later], you may do whatever you wish with your work, including self publishing or submitting it to other publications. The copyright for your work always remains with you.

We cannot accept submissions of crocheted items. Knitted items with a small amount of crochet, such as edging or necklines, are most welcome.


Issue Theme Submission

garments + accessories, quick
last-minute gift
1, 2014
garments + accessories
Dec 1, 2014 Mar
Fall + Holiday Headstart


cool-weather layers + things
to knit early for holiday
mohair or angora!
1, 2015
Fall 2015

cool-weather garments + accessories
1, 2015

Complete submission guidelines and forms (including information regarding submissions for Knittyspin) available on website:

apexart: Franchise Program

Deadline: February 28, 2015 {ONLINE}

Franchise Program

New York, NY

Based on the idea of creating a franchise, apexart holds a worldwide open call for proposals for group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world other than New York City. Annually we accept 500-word submissions outlining your idea for an exhibition.

Three winners selected by a jury will be the director, curator and/or staff of their own month-long apexart franchise with an $8,000 exhibition budget, a modest salary, and almost complete control. apexart provides the funding along with the necessary guidance and administrative support to make the curated exhibition happen.

Accepting submissions from February 1 - 28, 2015.

One of apexart's two curatorial open calls, the Franchise asks for submissions for exhibitions that examine a specific idea or theme. Exhibitions can be about anything that the organizer finds compelling and can take place anywhere other than NYC. Past shows have explored construction in Mexico City, community in Memphis, and translation in Kampala.

The Franchise is an opportunity to help bring a compelling idea to fruition and to illustrate that the center of the world is wherever you are. Please note that apexart is not a funding organization and exhibitions are part of apexart's regular programming.

Guidelines & Useful Links

• Exhibition proposals will be accepted from February 1 - 28, 2015.

• Submissions are limited to 500 words maximum, emphasizing and explaining the idea behind the show.

• No images, catalogs, resumés, cv, or other support materials will be accepted.

Review FAQs:

Visit website for complete details:

291 Church Street
New York, NY 10013 USA
tel. +212 431 5270

2015 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles: Velocity of Textiles

Deadline: March 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Velocity of Textiles
2015 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles
Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

Ernest G Welch Gallery
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
May 14, 2015 to July 31, 2015

The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild announces an international exhibition of art that references and/or uses fiber, fiber techniques and fiber technologies in innovative ways.

Deeply rooted in tradition, textile arts are an expression of the hands and the heart of the maker. Textile artists engage with the material quality of their medium. We create unity and function with fiber, color, texture, design, and pattern. This symbiotic relationship of material and vision creates an emotive response in both the maker and the viewer; when engaged with the work, both are transported by the work at hand.


Work that reflects the forward trajectory of textiles within a twenty first century intersection of conceptual innovation, new and old techniques and materials, coupled with traditional attention to craftsmanship


• All US and international artists working in fiber media are eligible to enter.
• Entries must have been completed at the time of the entry deadline and no earlier than April 2013.
• Pieces must be of original design, executed by the entrant, and one of a kind.
• Two entries per artist.
• Jpeg image files are required for each work entered.
• Work may not exceed 9 feet in height nor 50 lbs in weight.

Entry Fee: $35.00

JUROR: Jon Eric Riis is an internationally known contemporary fiber artist.


• Best of Show $600
• Second Place $400
• Third Place $200

Visit website for complete details:

Entries accepted online via CaFÉ:

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild
P.O. Box 889244
Atlanta, GA 30356

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mixed Remnants has Returned!!!

Hello Friends:

We have been talking about this day FOREVER--the return of Mixed Remnants. While we are always in a state of flux, we are eager to push on building the Fiber Art Calls for Entry family. We still have loads of work to do on the site but we wanted to move forward by posting our first Artist Interview. Our contributor, Melva Hightower, spoke to Bren Ahearn whom we featured several months ago. You may read the interview here:

It is our pleasure to bring you fiber related opportunities. Thank you for interest and support. We hope you will stay with us as we continue to grow.

All the best,

Elise N.