Thursday, March 26, 2015

After the Pedestal, Small Sculptures from the Region

Deadline: April 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

After the Pedestal, Small Sculptures from the Region
The Sculpture Center

Cleveland, Ohio
Summer 2015

Through an occasional open call for artists, The Sculpture Center invites sculpture, installation and expanded media artists working in our region (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, western New York and Ontario, Canada) to submit work for a juried exhibition of smaller sculpture.

The next iteration of After the Pedestal, Small Sculptures from the Region, with sculptures selected by guest juror Johnny Coleman, sound and installation artist currently serving as Professor of Art and African American Studies at Oberlin College.


Appropriate artworks should be small sculpture work with dimensions that, when added together, are no larger than 3 x 3 x 3 feet. The sculpture may be for exhibition on the floor, a pedestal, or the wall or for ceiling suspension if it is lightweight. Artists may submit up to 3 artworks, created within the last 3 years and not shown before in Northeast Ohio.

Artwork will be exhibited indoors. Artists are responsible for shipping, insurance during shipment, and difficult installations. The Sculpture Center insures all
artwork while on its premises.

Entry Fee: $35

Download Application:

Online Entry:

Visit website: www.sculpturecenter.org2015_After_The_Pedestal

The Sculpture Center
1834 East 123rd Street
cleveland, Ohio 44106

Handmade at Kew

Deadline: April 30, 2015 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

Handmade at Kew
Handmade in Britain

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
London, England
8 – 11 Oct 2015

Handmade in Britain and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are pleased to announce the launch of a new contemporary craft show, Handmade at Kew. Taking place in October 2015 this exciting new consumer event is a unique collaboration between Kew Gardens and Handmade in Britain. Handmade at Kew will include the participation of individual makers, galleries, groups and organisations and will offer opportunities for the presentation of larger scale outdoor work and installations.

Application Guidelines

Applications are invited worldwide from individual makers, groups of makers, crafts organisations and craft & design based galleries. Applications are encouraged from designer-makers of contemporary craft working in the following areas: ceramics, jewellery, fashion & textiles, glass, paper, furniture, metalwork, sculpture and interior accessories. The organisers seek to provide a balance of craft disciplines in order to provide the visitors with a broad range of work. If your work does not reflect the above categories, please get in touch with us to discuss what you do.

Stand Sharers: Makers wanting to share spaces should apply together, submitting one application form for both makers and indicating clearly that they wish share a stand. The number of makers must be reflected in the size of the space booked. If selected, each maker will receive a separate web & catalogue entry.

How to apply
The application form must be completed in full with four images uploaded/sent as instructed and accompanied by the £150 cheque deposit. The application form and the images need to be with Handmade in Britain no later than 6pm on Thursday 30th April 2015. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Download Application Pack for Individuals:

Download Application Pack for Groups, Galleries & Organisations:

Apply online now:

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Contact Information

If you have any questions that are not answered in this application pack then please email

Botanica: All Things Plant Life

Deadline: May 8, 2015 {ONLINE}

Botanica: All Things Plant Life
Bedford Gallery
Lesher Center for the Arts

Walnut Creek, CA
July 12 - September 6, 2015

From 16th Century Flemish painters, to Cézanne and the Post Impressionists, the color and variety found in plant life, as well as the potent symbolism, has made it a popular subject for still-life and artist studies. Botanica asks artists to draw on these themes to create artwork that explores how plant life can be represented in a diverse reach of media.

Ken Harman, Director of Hashimoto Contemporary & Spoke Art

MacKenzie Stevens, Curatorial Assistant at the Hammer Museum

$3,000 in cash awards, plus prizes.

Open to all artists in the United States, 18 years of age or older. Entries must be original work completed within the last three years. (Dated 2011 or more recent.)

Open to all media. There are no size limitations for entries. Please include specific dimensions with your entry. Bedford Gallery reserves the right not to accept exceptionally large, heavy, or cumbersome pieces. Work must be framed (when applicable) and ready to hang (wire, d-rings, or cleat). Acrylic glazing only; NO GLASS. All art must be labeled with artist's name, title, medium and year.

Entry Fee
A non-refundable fee of $35 is required for application. This fee covers up to 3 entries. One application per artist only. Online submissions are not considered complete until payment is made.

View Prospectus on website:

How to Enter

Bedford Gallery will only be accepting online entries for Botanica through SlideRoom:

Bedford Gallery
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Primitive and Folk-Art Special Exhibit

Deadline: May 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

Primitive and Folk-Art Special Exhibit
Homespun Media, LLC

International Quilt Festival
Houston, Texas
Fall 2015

A primitive and folk-art quilts exhibit will be launched at the 2015 Fall International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Enter your primitive or folk-art style quilt for a chance to be part of this new exhibit and a chance to win a cash prize. The entry deadline is May 15, 2015.

We are calling for the best of primitive quilts - featuring all techniques from hand-pieced & quilted to machine-done. Our Special Exhibit will showcase two categories: 1. Created from your own Original Design, and 2. Those created from a published pattern. It is our hope to spread awareness of primitive quilting, and give overdue recognition to the many gifted primitive artisans in the quilting world.

You may submit a total of two quilts for our consideration. There are no made after dates. Quilts must be no smaller than 25" x 25".

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine's Creative Director, Jenifer Gaston
Three other notable Primitive Designers, tbd

First Prize in each category will receive travel and hotel accommodations to attend the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX.
Second and Third Place winners in each category will receive cash prizes.

Complete details available on website:

Questions or inquiries, please call 304/375-4100 or

Leah Williamson
Homespun Media, LLC
901 Highland Avenue
Williamstown, WV 26187

Shipshewana Quilt Festival

Deadline: May 15, 2015 {RECEIVE}

Shipshewana Quilt Festival
Shipshewana Event Center

Shipshewana, IN
June 24-27, 2015

CONTEST RULES: (truncated)
  1. Entry form, including photos, must be submitted in hard copy format only. No electronic photos will be accepted. Incomplete entry forms will not be considered.
  2. You must determine the category in which your submission will be entered. However, Shipshewana Quilt Festival reserves the right to change the category.
  3. Quilt can only be entered in one category.
  4. All persons involved in making the item must be listed on each entry form.
  5. Entry Fee is $10 per entry payable in $USD only, and will be due after notification of acceptance by Jury, on or about May 25, 2015 by e-mail or letter. Your acceptance notification will include entry submission instructions.
  6. No more than two (2) entries per category and no more than three (3) total entries will be accepted from any one (1) person.
  7. Quilts may be constructed by hand, machine, or both. Quilts must be made of three (3) layers (fabric top/batting/fabric backing) and hand or machine quilted. Tied quilts will not be accepted.

  • Pieced under 60” OR Pieced 60” – 112” (Piecing is easily recognized as a significant portion of the quilt)
  • Appliqué under 60” OR Appliqué 60” – 112” (Appliqué is easily recognized as a significant portion of the quilt)
  • Mixed Media/Techniques under 60” OR Mixed Media/Techniques 60” – 112”
    (Mixed Media/Techniques may include combinations of any and all media and/or techniques where one technique may not be
    significant; examples include but not limited to: three-dimensional, thread painting, cross-stitch, embroidery and whole cloth)

AWARDS by Category

Best of Show $4,000
Sponsor: Moda Fabrics

1st Place Pieced (Large and Small) $ 800
Sponsors:Clothworks (Large), Robert Kaufman (Small)

1st Place Appliqué (Large and Small) $ 800
Sponsors:Wilmington (Large), Red Rooster (Small)

1st Place Mixed Media/Techniques (Large and Small) $ 800
Sponsors:STUDIOe (Large), Hoffman Int. (Small)

2nd Place all six (6) categories $ 400

3rd Place all six (6) categories $ 200

1st Place Machine Quilted $ 800
Sponsor: APQS

1st Place Hand Quilted $ 800

Viewers Choice - Aurifil Thread & ribbon

All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place category winners will receive ribbons

Download Entry Form:

Visit website:

Questions? Contact Nancy Troyer at 260-768-4887 or email

Five Points Gallery's Juried Exhibition

Deadline: June 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Five Points Gallery's Juried Exhibition
Five Points Gallery

Torrington, CT
August 6 – September 5, 2015

You are invited to submit your work for consideration in Five Points Gallery's Inaugural Juried Exhibition.

Works will be selected by Jaclyn Conley, artist and educator based in New Haven CT.
Ann Temkin, chief curator of painting and sculpture at MOMA, will select one participant to be offered a 2016 solo exhibition at Five Points Gallery.

Terms of Entry:

Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply.

Artists may submit up to three images.

Artists working in new media, film, or video will be required to provide necessary exhibition equipment.

Work must have been completed within the previous 2 years.

All artwork submitted must be ready to hang.

All artwork must be for sale.

Artists living in any geographic area are welcome to apply, however you will be responsible for artwork shipping costs.

Submission Fee: $30 - includes up to three (3) pieces.

Visit website for complete details:

Five Points Gallery
PO Box 1028
Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 618-7222

2015 Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries & Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award

Deadline: June 5, 2015 {RECEIVE} or {EMAIL}

2015 Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries
& Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award
Australian Tapestry Workshop

Tapestry Foundation of Australia
South Melbourne, Victoria

The Australian Tapestry Workshop Kate Derum award has been established to honour Kate’s memory and her significant contribution to tapestry.

The award is open to all professional Australian and International tapestry artists. Finalists will be invited to submit a tapestry for display in an exhibition at the Australian tapestry workshop from 20 August – 25 September 2015.

This award is generously supported by Susan Morgan, and Alayne and Alan Davies through the Tapestry Foundation of Australia.

A non-acquisitive award of $5,000 AUD

A non-acquisitive award of
$1,000 AUD

(to be eligible for this award artists must be in the first five years of their professional practice)


Professor Kay Lawrence AM
Former Head School, School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia, member of the Board of Directors of the Australian Tapestry Workshop
and tapestry weaver.

Tony Preston
Founding Director of the Christchurch Art Gallery

Valerie Kirk
Head of Textiles, Australian National University, Canberra and tapestry weaver


2015 Kate Derum Award Entry Form

2015 Kate Derum Award Entry Guidelines

Australian Customs Infomation

Visit website:

Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street
South Melbourne
Victoria 3205 Australia


American Tapestry Biennial 11

Deadline: October 31, 2015 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

American Tapestry Biennial 11
American Tapestry Alliance

South Bend Museum of Art
July 2 – September 25, 2016
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
March 1 – June 18, 2017

ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to American Tapestry Biennial 11.

Entry to ATB 11 is open to all tapestry artists who design and weave their own tapestries (defined as “hand-woven, weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts”), either individually or collaboratively (all assistants shall be named). Multimedia work will be considered as long as the primary medium is tapestry.

Entries must be one-of-a-kind and have been completed after January 2012. Entries may not have been shown previously in any ATA exhibition, including the Unjuried Small Format show. Artists may submit up to three pieces, but a maximum of one piece per artist will be accepted.

Submissions: The juror will select tapestries from digital images; image quality may influence the juror’s decision. Only completed tapestries will be juried. Image submissions must be digital.

Entry Fees: $35 ATA members, $55 Non- Members, $70 Membership & Entry Fee

Download Entry Form:

Online Entry Form:

Visit website for more information:

Questions? Contact ATB 11 Co-Chairs, Terri Bryson,, or Elaine Duncan,

Craft Victoria: Victorian Craft Award

Deadline: April 6, 2015 {ONLINE}

Victorian Craft Award
Craft Victoria

Melbourne VIC
1 to 15 August 2015

In 2015 Craft turns 45 years old, and to celebrate this milestone we are pleased to launch the inaugural Victorian Craft Award. The Award is a biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria in the pursuit of presenting and celebrating excellence in the crafts. The award welcomes emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople across the state of Victoria and welcomes applications from individuals utilising craft skills, processes and materials.

Up to 100 finalists will be shortlisted for the inaugural exhibition across four venues; Craft Victoria, fortyfivedownstairs, Sofitel on Collins Melbourne foyer and 1 Spring St Foyer.

This is a truly unique opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge Victoria’s Craft community, create accessible opportunities for emerging and established practitioners to network and lobby for the value and significance of the art of the handmade and an opportunity for key supporters to demonstrate ongoing commitment to the Australian craft community.

Up to $20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Lynne Kosky Jewellery Award $10,000
Honouring the legacy of Victorian Arts Minister, Lynne Kosky

Jewellery Encouragement Award $2,000
Supported by the Family of Lynne Kosky

Excellence Award $5,000
Supported by the Bowness Family Foundation

Decal Ceramic Award $2,000
Supported by Decal Specialists

People’s Choice Award $1,000
Supported by Crivelli Fine Coffee.

Online Application (includes entry fee details):

Visit website for more details:

For inquiries contact

Craft Victoria
31 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9650 7775

Friday, March 13, 2015

Genesee Valley QuiltFest 2015: The Festival of Quilts

Deadline: April 1, 2015 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

Genesee Valley QuiltFest 2015: The Festival of Quilts
Genesee Valley Quilt Club

Gordon Field House
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
June 5 - 7, 2015

The Universe of Quilts is an “open” quilt show allowing both GVQC members and non club members the opportunity to enter their quilts in the show. The show displays the diversity of quilts with categories including traditional applique and pieced, mixed technique, art, wearable, large and small quilts, hand and machine quilted and a special category for youth age 17 and under. Quilts may be offered to the public for sale.

There are two categories for quilt entries, Professionally Judged (open to all interested quilters) and Peer Judged (open to GVQC members only and youth 17 and under). All Professionally Judged quilts require a $10 fee. Professionally Judged quilts will be judged by experienced and National Quilt Association certified judges. Judged quilts will receive a written critique and be eligible for cash prizes and ribbons. Non-judged quilts will only be eligible for ribbons. Quilts must have been completed after January 1, 2010. No quilt may have been exhibited at any prior GVQC quilt show.

There is no limit on the number of quilts you may enter in either category. When the maximum number of quilts allowed for the quilt show is reached, no additional registrations will be taken. All entries will receive constructive written comments from judges.

Fees: All judged quilts require a $10 fee.


Quilt Entry Guidelines

Quilt Category Definitions

Judged Quilt Registration Form

GVQC Member Youth & Vintage Quilt Entry Form

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