Sunday, December 14, 2014

Modern Quilt Guild at The Texas Quilt Museum

Deadline: April 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

Special Exhibit at Texas Quilt Museum for
The Modern Quilt Guild Members
Texas Quilt Museum
La Grange, TX
January – March 2016

The Modern Quilt Guild invites digital submissions from MQG members of their original quilt art created after 2005 for a juried exhibition planned at the Texas Quilt Museum for January – March 2016, sponsored exclusively by EZ Quilting by Simplicity Creative Group. The jury committee consists of Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes, co-directors of the Museum, assisted by Dr. Sandra Sider, Museum Curator. They plan to select approximately 18 quilts for the exhibition.

Quilts must have three layers stitched together, with a 4-inch-wide sleeve sewn to the top of the quilt’s back that ends 1/2 inch from both side edges.

There are no size limitations for the quilts and no entry fee, but please note that the quilt cannot have been exhibited within 200 miles of La Grange, Texas, during 2015, including at QuiltCon in Austin.

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Modern Quilt Guild
Texas Quilt Museum

Friday, November 28, 2014

Artspace: Summer Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: December 9, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Summer Artist-in-Residence

Raleigh, NC
Summer 2015

The Summer Artist-In-Residence program at Artspace provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity to work on a project of his/her choice and to interact with the public and the artist community. It is also an opportunity for an artist to exhibit the work s/he creates immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist teaches two classes or workshops in conjunction with the Artspace Summer Arts Program (ASAP), and presents a general lecture or demonstration about his/her own work or a related topic.


1. The Summer Artist Residency is available to established, dedicated, working artists.

2. Artists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 18 years of age.

3. Artists working in most mediums will be considered. Artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building. Oil painting is permitted.

4. Artists must not be currently enrolled in an institutional program of study, including instructional museum programs.

5. Artists must be ready to enjoy working in an open studio setting where the public is able to interact with the artist during public hours. Artists must work in the studio a minimum of 20 hours per week during public hours.

6. Submitting Artists must be experienced in art instruction – preferably with adults and children (ages 8+).

7. Submitting Artists must be prepared to exhibit artwork created during their residency, in addition to and/or of the same caliber as the artwork submitted for application.

COMPENSATION: Artspace offers an honorarium of $2000, which is paid at the end of the residency period. Artists are also compensated for their teaching time.

HOUSING: Artspace will work with the artist to find adequate housing for the residency period.

Complete submission requirements available on website:


Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Exhibitions & Programs,, 919.821.2787

Line Describing a Cone_Katonah Museum of Art

Deadline: December 15, 2014 (ONLINE)

Line Describing a Cone: Tri-State Juried Exhibition
Katonah Museum of Art

Beitzel and Righter Galleries
Katonah, New York
January 18 – February 15, 2015

The definition of space is one of the fundamental features of visual representation in twentieth and twenty-first century art. From the oscillating layers of a CĂ©zanne painting to the deep corridors of depth in a de Chirico work, artists have addressed the elements of three dimensions in various and often competing ways. Using film as light cutting through space, contemporary artist Anthony McCall’s work, Line Describing a Cone (1973) inspires this year’s theme; the piece is spatial and temporary, with light the primary medium giving form to an environment.

Artists are invited to explore the meaning of space in their work, using whatever materials and expressive outlets they require. Representing space is but one potential feature; experiencing with works that proclaim their physical relationship to their environment another.

Artists from the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) are invited to submit up to three paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media works, sculptures, photographs, or videos for consideration. All work must be executed since 2010.

FEE: Katonah Museum Artists Association (KMAA) members $15, non-members $25. Payments will be securely processed with PayPal and are nonrefundable. All artists are invited to join the Katonah Museum of Art Artists Association.

Eva Respini is Curator at The Museum of Modern Art.

Works in all media are eligible for awards.

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Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street - Route 22
Katonah, New York 10536
(914) 232-9555

SMALL BUILDINGS: built, unbuilt, unbuildable

Deadline: January 9, 2015 (RECEIVE)

SMALL BUILDINGS: built, unbuilt, unbuildable
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
Delmar Loop Gallery

Saint Louis, MO
March 13 – May 10, 2015

Architects today don’t build buildings, they make drawings and models. Similarly, a number of contemporary artists make works resembling architectural models, both in terms of scale and concept, while other artists working with site-specific installation make literal models of projects subsequently built. This exhibition will explore the craft of the architectural model through three themes: built, unbuilt, unbuildable, from the book of the same title by Robert Harbison.

Bruce Lindsey and Buzz Spector will select the best works in all craft media from both emerging and established artists. Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design invites architects and artists nationwide with interest in showing their models, maquettes, sculptures, drawings, or other relevant artifacts in the context of craftedness.

Works created in the last three years are eligible. All work must be for sale.

Artists must be 18 years of age and reside in the United States.

Non-refundable entry fee for one or two entries is $35. Students entry fee is $20- please provide a copy of current student ID.

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On the Fringe — Today's Twist on Fiber Art

Deadline: January 30, 2015 (ONLINE)

On the Fringe — Today's Twist on Fiber Art
Special Exhibit
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Lakewood Center for the Arts
Lake Oswego, Oregon
June 26, 27, & 28, 2015

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is announcing the Call to Artists for the 2015 Special Exhibit, entitled On the Fringe — Today’s Twist on Fiber Art.

Fiber art refers to fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn. Fiber art focuses on the materials and the artist’s manual labor as part of the works' significance and prioritizes aesthetic value over utility.

Scope of the Exhibit

Much contemporary fiber art exists on the fringes. Is it craft? Is it conceptual? Is it traditional? We often want to fit creative identities into neat little boxes––organized and easy to understand––but we also know that reality does not often conform to that degree of simplicity. At the edges, where there is overlap, there is tension. The exhibit seeks to explore the energy in that tension.

The goals of the exhibit are to capture these currents in fiber arts with works based on traditional techniques, to showcase artistic ingenuity in the handling of materials, to reference historical textile traditions, and to offer a wide variety of fiber media.

We are seeking artwork that is at once forward thinking and traditional: coming from conceptual art practice while rooted in traditional techniques or materials.


The theme for the Special Exhibit is “On the Fringe” with an emphasis on using the medium of fiber in non-traditional ways. We will celebrate the wide range of today's fiber arts media and highlight the ingenuity with respect for traditional fiber arts, practices, and history.


The exhibit is open to work made with fiber or fiber techniques (including but not exclusive to quilting, embroidery, knitting, crochet, tatting, weaving, spinning, felting) or with elements that reference fiber or fiber traditions.

Makers of wearable art and jewelry, please consider whether Art in the Park is a more suitable venue for your work.

Works Eligible:

◾ All work must be original and created within the last three years.
◾ Maximum length of any side of the finished work is eight (8) feet.

Artwork for the Special Exhibit will be selected based on adherence to the stated theme, originality, personal voice, and technical skill.

◾ MaryAnn Deffenbaugh – Director of Public Programs, Oregon College of Art and Craft
◾ Barbara Setsu Pickett – Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Art, University of Oregon
◾ Sue Stone – Chair and exhibiting member, 62 Group of Textile Artists (UK) and Society of Designer Craftsmen member

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Marilyn Davis or Sandra Kennedy, Co-Chairs of the Special Exhibit
Phone: 503-636-1060 Email:

Artist-in-Residence Program_Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

Deadline: February 1, 2015 (POSTMARK)

Artist-in-Residence Program
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

St. Louis, MO
Residencies begin September 2015

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design Artist-in-Residence program encourages emerging and mid-career artists by providing them a work space free-of-charge, access to a built-in audience and an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work. The residencies give the public and students in CAAD’s outreach and education programs the opportunity to learn about the techniques and processes involved in creating art with craft materials.

Residencies in clay, metals, fibers and wood turning are currently available for 6 or 12 months, beginning in September of each year.

Media requirements: Fiber, Clay, Small Metals, Woodturning

Applicants must be able to fulfill a program requirement of working in their studios 20 hours per week and take on the role of Studio Assistant. Teaching is encouraged.

Jury selection is based on quality of creative work, ability to interact with the public, and career direction. Residency start dates and length determined by program review panel. Accepted artists will be notified by phone in March.

• 3-6 residencies awarded
• 6 or 12 month residencies available
• Residency cycle begins in September and ends in August
• Each artist will receive a 180 square foot rent-free space equipped with phone and Internet access
• Each studio opens onto a common area, and the artists will have access to classroom studios for metals, clay, fiber, wood turning, and graphics, and also nearby water/sink facilities
• A wide variety of teaching opportunities are available through Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s Education Center and Community Outreach Program
• During the residency, artists’ creative work is represented by Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design and may be considered for sales in the Delmar Gallery Shop
• Additional opportunities are provided, such as discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design events, and interactions with visiting art professionals
• Ongoing professional development
• Group exhibition at the end of residency cycle presented in the Delmar Loop Gallery

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
DELMAR LOOP: 6640 Delmar Blvd, STL, MO 63130
(314) 725-1177

GRAND CENTER: 501 N Grand Blvd, STL, MO 63103
(314) 534-7528

Artist's Vision Juried Exhibit_Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Deadline: February 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM PT (ONLINE)

Artist's Vision Juried Exhibit
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Lakewood Center for the Arts
Lake Oswego, Oregon
June 26 to 28, 2015

The Artist’s Vision Juried Show, now in its 16th year at the Festival of the Arts, has become a popular venue for both emerging and established 2D and 3D artists. We invite you to apply to the 2015 show with your original work.

* Artwork, any subject matter.
* Artists receive 60% of sales; the Festival gets 40% to continue offering amazing programs for artists!

Artists for the Artist’s Vision Juried Show will be selected based on originality, personal voice, and technical skill.

Eligibility: The show is open to all 2D and 3D Northwest established and emerging artists.

Works Eligible: Up to three (3) original 2D or 3D works executed in any medium. We are looking for work that has been completed within the last three (3) years and will be available for sale. No work created from imagery of another artist, photographer, or any copyrighted work is eligible. 3D works are limited to 50 pounds.

Framing: All 2D work should be framed or have a finished, wrapped canvas edge.

Fee: $35 nonrefundable fee is good for up to three (3) pieces. Artists not accepted for inclusion may apply the fee to the Open Show entry.

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Apply Online:

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Curator, Artist’s Vision Juried Show
Phone: 503-636-1060 Email:

Art in the Park_Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Deadline: February 27, 2015 (ONLINE)

Art in the Park
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

George Rogers Park
Lake Oswego, Oregon
June 26 to 28, 2015

Art in the Park, located in George Rogers Park, is an outdoor booth show open to artists who produce original hand-made fine art and craft.


Art in the Park is open to booth artists whose fine art and craft is original, handcrafted work in any of the categories below:

◾ 2D Mixed Media
◾ 3D Mixed Media
◾ Ceramics
◾ Digital Art
◾ Drawing
◾ Fiber-Decorative
◾ Fiber-Wearable
◾ Glass
◾ Jewelry
◾ Metalwork
◾ Painting
◾ Photography
◾ Printmaking
◾ Sculpture
◾ Woodworking

Artists for Art in the Park will be selected based on originality, personal voice, technical skill, and booth presentation.

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Sue Jensen, Curator, Art in the Park
Phone: 503.636.1060 Email:

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts: Artist Residency

Deadline: March 2, 2015 (ONLINE)

Artist Residency
Visual Artists, 2015, 2nd Session
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Nebraska City, NE
2015 Session 2: July 6 - December 18

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers up to sixty juried residencies per year to working visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Application deadlines are March 1 and September 1 annually. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability, sex, age, race, religion, or national origin.

Residencies are available for 2 to 8 weeks stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a separate studio. The Center can house up to five artists of various disciplines at any given time.

Visual artists work in one of three studios, two of which are approximately 425 square feet and one that is 258 square feet. Studios are outfitted with work tables, running water, and storage shelves. Limited handtools, a table saw, a scroll saw and painting easels are available. Upon request, artists can access the Harry Duncan Letterpress Studio located onsite. This studio is equipped with a Sp15 Vandercook Proof Press, a 16"x12" boxcar base for adhesive plates, a variety of furniture and fonts, and select inventory of printmaking tools and inks.

Application Fee: $35

Complete Residency details available on website including link to online application:

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
801 Third Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410
402.874.9600 office phone
402.874.9600 fax

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Contemporary Craft Festival Bovey Tracey

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

November 28, 2015 [Main Section]
February 6, 2015 [ONE YEAR ON]

The Contemporary Craft Festival

Mill Marsh Park
Bovey Tracey, Devon
6-8 June 2014

The Contemporary Craft Festival came about when three Bovey Tracey craft businesses joined forces and formed a non-profit making company with the aim to bring a large craft Fair to Bovey Tracey. The aim of the Fair was to showcase the very best in British craft and the create a new, sustainable and strong market place for contemporary craft but also to bring greater prosperity to the town of Bovey Tracey.

The Contemporary Craft Festival has become one of the largest and most prestigious shows to be part of in the UK.

All Applications criteria: You are resident in the UK or Ireland. Your work shows a dedication to quality of making, presentation and originality.

You make any of the following: Ceramics, Glass, Textiles, Jewellery, Metal, Wood/Furniture, Plastics, Mixed Media, Leather, Recycled Materials and Paper or Prints. No painting, photography, graphic design or musical instruments. Greetings cards are accepted as part of the range but not the sole product.

One Year On Application Criteria: You are a graduate. Your work is in any of the above mediums and you are in your first year of business which commenced after January 1st 2014.

The online application forms are available now. Stand packages start from £395 + VAT in the Festival marquees and £195 + VAT for One Year On.

Visit website for complete details and to apply:

For enquiries call 01626 830612 or email: