Thursday, February 26, 2015

QuiltCon 2016 Call for Instructors

Deadline: March 9, 2015 {EMAIL}

Call for Instructors
QuiltCon 2016

The Modern Quilt Guild
Pasadena, CA
February 18-22, 2016

We are looking for experienced instructors who can teach techniques of interest to modern quilters. In general, we like a balance of technique based and project based workshops.

Our workshop instructors offer unique workshops and are the leaders in their field for a specific technique – or they teach techniques that are new to many modern quilters. QuiltCon 2016 will not be able to accommodate workshops that need a dyeroom.

When completing your application, please keep in mind the Modern Quilt Guild covers travel expenses of our instructors including: airfare/mileage, hotel and a meal per diem. Unless they live locally, most of our instructors teach a minimum of two full days and one half-day workshop or one lecture.

Download MQG Instructor Application:

For more information visit:

To submit a lecture and/or workshop proposal, send to by March 9, 2015.

ArtHaus’ Annual Emerging Artists’ Exhibition

Deadline: March 13, 2015 {DROPBOX} or {RECEIVE}

2015 Emerging Artists’ Exhibition
A Juried Show of Driftless Area Emerging Artists

Decorah, IA
April 3 to May 29, 2015

Artists ages 18-25 are eligible to submit 2-D and 3-D artwork for consideration for ArtHaus’ Annual Emerging Artists’ Exhibition juried art show open to residents and students within a 150 mile radius from Decorah in the Driftless region of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and southwest Wisconsin.

All forms of media will be accepted including but not limited to painting, drawing, ceramic, fiber arts, jewelry, printmaking, and photography. Artwork must have been completed within the last 2 years and adequately prepared for installation (works not ready for installation will not be included in the exhibition). Works may be for sale but this is not a requirement.

Entry Fee: $20

Guidelines: Each applicant may submit images of up to 3 artworks, maximum two images per work.

Best of Show as chosen by the jurors will receive $200 cash prize and a solo exhibition during the 2015-2016 ArtHaus calendar year.
Runner-up will receive $100 cash prize.
Two additional Honorable Mention Awards will be named.

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508 & 516 W. Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101

John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency

Deadline: April 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Arts/Industry Residency
John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Sheboygan, WI
2016 Season

Up to sixteen exceptional artists from around the world are chosen each year for two- to six-month residencies in the Pottery or Iron/Brass Foundry and Enamel shop in Kohler Co.'s Kohler, Wisconsin, plant. With the guidance of an excellent staff, artists of all disciplines can explore new ideas and technologies in order to create a body of work impossible in their own studio as well as new ways of thinking and working. Previous experience with clay or metal sculpture is not required.

Artists accepted into the program receive housing, transportation, materials, use of equipment, studio space, photography services, and a small stipend.

Artists-in-residence may work in the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop to develop a wide variety of work in clay, enameled cast iron, and brass including but not limited to murals and reliefs, temporary or permanent site-specific installations, and functional and sculptural forms.

Required Application Materials
  • 20 images of your strongest work
  • A resume or CV
  • Project proposal of 200 words or less accompanied by proposal images
  • List of four professional references

Applications are accepted via Café:

Visit website for additional information:

Download Residency Brochure:

For more information on the application process, please contact the Arts/Industry coordinator at (920) 694-4548.

608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
P 920.458.6144
F 920.458.4473

Mendocino Art Center Artists in Residence Program

Deadline: April 10, 2015 {POSTMARK}

Artists in Residence Program
Mendocino Art Center

Mendocino, CA
October 1, 2015 to May 15, 2016

The Artists in Residence (AIR) program provides a community-based environment that facilitates both educational and individual artistic growth at the Mendocino Art Center (MAC).

The AIR program was developed to bring emerging and established artists to this unique Northern California region. It provides both time and space for AIRs to develop their work.

The program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in traditional or nontraditional studio arts, and independent creative endeavors, from mixed media to writing.

Applicants should hold a BA, BFA, MFA or life equivalency representing an established foundation of knowledge and body of work in their respective discipline. The primary basis for selection is the strength and quality of the applicant’s work.

Artist residents must also have a clear objective for the time of their residency and be willing to live and work as part of a close-knit community. A successful residency depends in part on expectations consistent with what MAC has to offer. Applicants with no prior connection to MAC are strongly encouraged to visit or take a class before applying for the program. It is also advised to contact the Coordinator specific to your studio practice or the Education Director for an independent type residency.

MAC Artists in Residence may re-apply for a second year residency.

The Art Center has studios dedicated to Fine Art, Textiles, Ceramics (electric, gas, atmospheric and wood kilns) Jewelry, Sculpture/Blacksmithing and a small foundry. We welcome artists in other areas, including writing, music, photography and video. Depending on the field of endeavor and the number of AIRs, studio space may be shared with other artists. Residents will be responsible for purchase of their own materials and fuel consumption based on departmental pricings. Studio facilities fees are included in the monthly housing rates.

Application Fee: $30 non-refundable

Download Application:

Visit website:

Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street
P.O. Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460

FiberWorks 2015

Deadline: April 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

FiberWorks 2015
The Fiber Artists of Oklahoma
Living Arts

Tulsa, Oklahoma
June 5 to July 10, 2015

The Fiber Artists of Oklahoma invite you to participate in their annual juried fiber exhibition FiberWorks 2015. This 37th annual exhibit provides Oklahoma fiber artisans an opportunity to showcase their work from traditional crafts to innovative art. This eclectic show honors quality workmanship and original design. The exhibit also educates the public about the many facets of fiber artistry by presenting a wide range of media, techniques and traditions. The event will be held from June 5th to July 10th 2015 at Living Arts, 307 East Mathew B. Brady Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The Gallery is open Thursdays from 1 to 9 pm.

Works in weaving, needlework, basketry, quilting, soft sculpture, beading, paper, knitting, crocheting, felting and all other works primarily constructed of fiber will be considered for acceptance as well as pieces made of non-fibrous materials, but utilizing techniques normally used in the construction of fiber art.

The exhibition is open to current residents of Oklahoma. Submissions must be handworks of original design or original interpretation of traditional techniques done independently. Submissions must be executed by the entrant within the last two (2) years. Works from previous FiberWorks exhibitions are not eligible nor are works created under teacher supervision as part of a class or workshop.

Each artist may enter up to three (3) artworks. There is a non-refundable $20 entry and handling fee for members of FAO, $35 for nonmembers

All entries and fees will be submitted online at during the entry process. Work will be juried from digital images and will be based on the overall quality of the work. Accepted work will be subject to final approval by the juror. Work that differs significantly from the image representing it will be rejected and returned to the artist.

Entries will be accepted from April 1, 2015 through April 15th, 2015.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for additional details:

Lyn Lucas –, or (918) 693-0312
Jan Hawks –, or (918) 743-4901

Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts

Deadline: April 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts
Catalog and Exhibition
Surface Design Association

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Sandra J. Blain Gallery
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
August 27–October 31, 2015

The goal of the catalog and exhibition is to showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary fiber arts. Makers are encouraged to submit work of any size or format that demonstrates innovative use of textile media. Any textile technique or material is acceptable, including the use of nontraditional materials and time arts, such as video and sound. SDA encourages established, emerging and student artists to participate.

This exhibition is open to all members of Surface Design Association (SDA). Artists/designers must be current members of SDA to submit work. If you are not a current member, you may become one via

3 pieces per artist may be entered.
Work must have been completed since January 1, 2013.
Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.

$40 entry fee for up to 3 works will be charged through CaFÉ™.
$20 entry fee for students will be charged through CaFÉ™.

Sandra J. Blain Gallery at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA -

A single juror/curator will select all work for inclusion in a comprehensive print catalog with full and detailed images as well as artist statements and essays addressing context and evolution of contemporary textile arts. A group of these works will be selected for installation in Materialities exhibition.

Namita Gupta Wiggers, curator-at-large, writer and co-founder/director of Critical Craft Forum - - will select work that provides meaningful answers to the question: “What do textiles/fibers and their associated processes offer artists that cannot be achieved in other media?”

2ND PLACE - $400
3RD PLACE - $300

Entries accepted via CaFÉ™:

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for more information including membership:

Surface Design Association
P.O. Box 20430
Albuquerque, NM 87154

Natural Dye Showcase

Deadline: May 29, 2015 {ONLINE}

Natural Dye Showcase
Mendocino Art Center

Main Gallery
Mendocino, CA
August 3-28, 2015

Natural Dye Showcase at the Mendocino Art Center, August 3-28, 2015, invites artists to submit contemporary fiber works featuring elements that have been created with natural dyes. Techniques may include wall-hangings, art quilts, baskets, embroidery, rugs, knitting, crochet, hand-made paper and other forms of fiber art. The exhibition seeks to highlight excellence in contemporary use of natural dyes, considered in the light of their rich and skillful use through the centuries and across the planet.

• Work can utilize any fiber technique and must include significant elements that have been dyed with natural dyes (derived from plant, other organic sources, or minerals). The juror will make the final decision on whether submissions are appropriate to the exhibition theme.
• Work must be original, created after 2011.
• Size limitation: Wall-hung pieces (including wearable art) may be no longer than 72 inches on the longest side; free-standing or free-hanging works may take up no more than four square feet of floor space.

Juror: Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, president of the World Shibori Network and founder of Slow Fiber Studios.

Entry Fees
$15 for each entry. Up to three works may be entered.

Entries Accepted online via CaFÉ service.

Complete details on the website:

Contact person is the exhibition organizer Mickie McCormic.

Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street
P.O. Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
Fax: 707-937-4625

International Fiber Artst VII

Deadline: September 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

International Fiber Artst VII
Sebastopol Center for the Arts and

Fiber Art Now
Sebastopol CA
October 22 – November 28, 2015

The Fiber Art juried exhibition is held every two years at Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA). Fiber Art Now magazine is joining SCA in presenting the 7th biannual exhibit. We are inviting artists from all over the world to enter this outstanding celebration of fiber arts.

International Fiber Arts Vll is a juried exhibition presenting a distinct approach to innovative and traditional fiber techniques, and a contemporary concept for the use of traditional and unusual materials. The chosen work invites the viewer to experience the many facets of fiber art. Accepting both two or three-dimensional pieces including wearable and installation art.

REQUIREMENTS (truncated)
• Entry submissions are online only, by jpeg.
• All work must be original and not previously shown at SCA.
• Maximum of 3 entries per artist plus up to two details of each entry.
• Work can be wall-hung, free-standing, pedestal, mounted or installation.

The entry fee for SCA members and Fiber Art Now subscribers is $15 per entry or 3 entries for $35.
For non-members and non-subscribers $20 per entry or 3 for $50.

Lia Cook, John Hopper, Kyoko Kumai

$500 Best of Show
$200 Second Prize
$100 Award of Excellence from Fiber Art Now
Coordinators’ Merit Awards, a membership to SCA

Download Prospectus:

Online entries accepted via entrythingy

Visit website for more details:

Bill Yoes and Joy Stocksdale

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

FIBER, A National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: September 11, 2015 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

National Juried Exhibition
LibertyTown Arts Workshop

Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild
October 2, 2015 to November 1, 2015

In partnership with the Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild, LibertyTown Arts Workshop presents Fiber, an exhibition celebrating everything fiber.

We want to showcase the full breadth of fiber art, including but limited to weaving, dying, felting, sculpture, sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. Fiber can be, but is not limited to, cotton, wood, wool, paper, metal, or synthetic materials. Pieces must consist primarily of fiber and be of original design. Kits and commercial patterns are prohibited. Artists should indicate all fiber media used in each piece.

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media but primarily fiber, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and completed within the last three years.

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the
right to reject works accepted by the juror(s) due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work. Work must not exceed nine feet in any dimension.

Application Fees
1st piece (Non-member): $25
1st piece (Member): $15
Each additional piece: $ 5

Download Prospectus:

Visit website:

LibertyTown Arts Workshop
916 Liberty Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

The Artist as Quiltmaker 17

Two Deadlines:
December 11, 2015 {RECEIVE}
December 28, 2015 {ONLINE}

17th The Artist as Quiltmaker
Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
Oberlin, Ohio
May 15 – July 31, 2016

The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing public appreciation of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational and community activities. FAVA presents a full season of invitational exhibits, regional and national juried shows, an annual members’ show, and art classes for adults and children.

The Artist as Quiltmaker is the second-longest-running art quilt exhibition in the world. FAVA deliberately chooses not to define ‘quilt,’ thereby encouraging both established and emerging artists to submit innovative artwork, pushing boundaries and challenging expectations, whether they use traditional or non-traditional techniques or materials.

◦ Artists living in the U.S. or Canada may submit up to three entries.
◦ Innovative two- and three-dimensional quilts are invited.
◦ Work must be completed after December 2013.
◦ Collaborative works are invited. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
◦ Artwork must be an original design/concept and not created in a class or workshop. Student work is accepted if created outside the classroom and without an instructor’s guidance.
◦ Maximum height or width is 108”.

Mark Newport, Artist-in-Residence and Head of Fiber at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

$35.00 online entry
$40.00 mailed entry

Download Prospectus:

Complete information available on website:

Ruta Marino, Artist and Curator

call FAVA: 440.774.7158

The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
39 S. Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44070