Monday, October 12, 2015

Mexican Textiles Instructional Artist Residency 2016

Deadline: November 15, 2015 {ONLINE}


Mexican Textiles Instructional Artist Residency 2016
Arquetopia

Oaxaca, Southern Mexico


MEXICAN TEXTILES INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY
This is a unique production residency that includes 3 weeks of master instruction (classes of 9 hours per week) in creating Mexican textiles. Residents learn how to weave using the traditional back-strap loom, how to assemble it, and basic weaving techniques; or they learn Mexican embroidery techniques, for which we offer instruction in the following: cross stitching, chain stitching, shading, and pepenado hilván. Each technique is offered separately as a 3-week program. Artists wishing to do both weaving and embroidery courses may apply for two consecutive residencies totaling 6 weeks.


RESIDENCY GUIDELINES
⦁ Selection decisions are based on artistic work and proposed project. Candidates at all stages of their careers (emerging and established) must demonstrate a clear sense of potential.
⦁ Our pool of applicants and residents is diverse in all aspects.
⦁ Our residency programs are competitive opportunities for artists and researchers to pursue their own work, free of pressure (especially work that in their particular circumstances would normally be difficult to produce).
⦁ Selection priority is given to projects that explore a responsible connection between the applicant’s artistic practice and the cultural context of Mexico, of Puebla, or of Oaxaca. The connection can be as broad as an artistic technique or as specific as a local theme.
⦁ The creation of community with fellow residents and staff during the residency period is important.


OUR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS

Our Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, journalists, writers, and cultural researchers age 25 and over. Our programs are based on a non-exploitative model promoting social consciousness. Residents are strongly encouraged to explore various ways of cultural exchange as part of their artistic and/or research goals and to actively engage in critical discussions as part of their residency experience. Understanding Mexico’s context, and specifically Puebla and Oaxaca’s cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are interested in creating work or inspired by art, elements, techniques or processes specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla or Oaxaca.

Arquetopia is not a rental space but a full array of programs with substantial content. Arquetopia and Arquetopia Oaxaca have always been spaces exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and researchers and include structured programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and project support.


RESIDENCY FEE, DATES, AND TERMS
Term Length: 3 weeks, extendable as a self-directed Art Production Residency for up to 12 weeks. Dates are not preset but are nominated by the applicant.
Fee: USD $730 per week. Optional Art Production Residency extension USD $595 per week.
Payment Deadlines: Option 1: Deposit of 20% of Residency Fee due within 2 weeks of selection. Balance of Residency Fee due by 60 days prior to residency start date. Option 2: Deposit of 10% of Residency Fee due within 2 weeks of selection. Balance of Residency Fee due by 90 days prior to residency start date.


HOW TO APPLY
Visit the Arquetopia website at www.arquetopia.org


Natural Pigments Instructional Artist Residency 2016

Deadline: November 15, 2015 {ONLINE}


Natural Pigments Instructional Artist Residency 2016
Arquetopia

Oaxaca, Southern Mexico


With master instruction, learn to create and use a variety of Natural Pigments in the peaceful countryside of Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Extendable 3-week terms during 2016.


NATURAL PIGMENTS INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY
This is a unique production residency that includes 3 weeks of master instruction (classes of 9 hours per week) in diverse local techniques from Oaxaca that vary depending on the supporting fiber; the options are wool, silk and paper. Residents learn how to prepare natural pigments, fixatives and alcohol-base preparations. Pigments included are cochineal, indigo and pericón.


RESIDENCY GUIDELINES
⦁ Selection decisions are based on artistic work and proposed project. Candidates at all stages of their careers (emerging and established) must demonstrate a clear sense of potential.
⦁ Our pool of applicants and residents is diverse in all aspects.
⦁ Our residency programs are competitive opportunities for artists and researchers to pursue their own work, free of pressure (especially work that in their particular circumstances would normally be difficult to produce).
⦁ Selection priority is given to projects that explore a responsible connection between the applicant’s artistic practice and the cultural context of Mexico, of Puebla, or of Oaxaca. The connection can be as broad as an artistic technique or as specific as a local theme.
⦁ The creation of community with fellow residents and staff during the residency period is important.


OUR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS
Our Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, journalists, writers, and cultural researchers age 25 and over. Our programs are based on a non-exploitative model promoting social consciousness. Residents are strongly encouraged to explore various ways of cultural exchange as part of their artistic and/or research goals and to actively engage in critical discussions as part of their residency experience. Understanding Mexico’s context, and specifically Puebla and Oaxaca’s cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are interested in creating work or inspired by art, elements, techniques or processes specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla or Oaxaca.

Arquetopia is not a rental space but a full array of programs with substantial content. Arquetopia and Arquetopia Oaxaca have always been spaces exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and researchers and include structured programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and project support.


RESIDENCY FEE, DATES, AND TERMS
Term Length: 3 weeks, extendable as a self-directed Art Production Residency for up to 12 weeks. Dates are not preset but are nominated by the applicant.
Fee: USD $730 per week. Optional Art Production Residency extension USD $495 per week in Puebla or USD $595 per week in Oaxaca.
Payment Deadlines: Option 1: Deposit of 20% of Residency Fee due within 2 weeks of selection. Balance of Residency Fee due by 60 days prior to residency start date. Option 2: Deposit of 10% of Residency Fee due within 2 weeks of selection. Balance of Residency Fee due by 90 days prior to residency start date.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit the Arquetopia website at www.arquetopia.org


Reflections: Meridian Street Gallery

Deadline: October 20, 2015 {EMAIL}


'Reflections'
Meridian Street Gallery

Indianapolis, IN
November 3-26, 2015



THEME - This exhibit will focus on works of art where reflection/s are a central theme. Reflections can be literal or abstract. Please submit to us your best work that interprets reflection/s as you define it visually.

ELIGIBILITY- Entry is open to all visual artists, age 18 or older, residing in the United States.

SUBMISSION- A $25.00 fee is charged for submitting five ORIGINAL works of paintings, mixed media, fabric art (wall hung), photography, drawings, pastels, relief works (wall hung), small free standing sculpture, encaustics, lightweight ceiling hanging art, digital works, and printmaking. Works must be less than 35 lbs. each, unless otherwise stated or with special permission.


SALE of ARTWORK- All accepted works must be for sale during the show and must remain on exhibit for the entire duration of the show. The only exception is when a gallery customer wants to buy a work and is sold. The artist is allowed to present another work of the same size for the remainder of the show. The Gallery is responsible for all sales, including collecting sales tax, and will retain a 35% commission from the sale of artwork. Artist payments will be made promptly after the closing of a show either by PayPal or by Gallery check.


Meridian Street Gallery, LLC features an eclectic mix of fine art including printmaking, paintings, mixed media, fabric art, photography, and installations created by artists nationally. Art is displayed on the beautiful marble walls in the lobby of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Building and on the 8th floor gallery.

Full prospectus including full submission details on website: meridianstreetgallery.com/artwork/3851952-REFLECTIONS-CALL-FOR-ART


Kelly Wantuch
317.790.6672
kelly@meridianstreetgallery.com
320 N. Meridian Street, Suite 822
Indianapolis, IN 46204


The Craftys Award

Deadline: October 25, 2015 {ONLINE}


The Craftys Awards

The Craftys
livestream broadcast on November 6, 2015



THE CRAFTYS AWARDS

The Craftys celebrate the best in craft and have categories for Knitting, Crochet, Felt, Sewing, Quilting and more. To enter, entrants need to upload images and a description of their work before Oct. 25, 2015. Winners will be announced on livestream broadcast on November 6, 2015 by PBS’ crafting guru Mark Montano.

Several companies and organizations are partnering with event, including Beadaholique, Better Homes and Gardens, BlogHer, Chronicle Books, the Craft and Hobby Association, Creativebug, Deco Arts, FaveCrafts, The Felt Store, MakersKit, Red Heart Yarn, Snap Conference and the Society of Decorative Painters.

ELIGIBILITY: Creators must be U.S. based. If they are under 18, entrants must get permission from a parent to enter.

DETAILS: Crafters can enter their best projects online at TheCraftys.com and fans can nominate their favorite makers through October 25, 2015. Entry categories include fashion, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, home décor, jewelry-making and edible crafts. A special award will also be given to the Best Young Crafter under 18 that includes a $500 prize for the winner’s school. Even craft enthusiasts have a chance to win a Crafty for the best DIY Pinterest Board or Instagram Account. The “Best of Show” award will be presented to one of the category winners for the craft that has it all – creativity, great design and that elusive “It” factor.

FEE: $0

AWARDS: Each category has a $200 cash prize and is eligible for the $1,000 Best in Show Prize.

JUDGING: Crafters are judged by a panel according to technical merit, creative intent and innovative approach.

Visit website for complete details including submission: www.TheCraftys.com


Outsider Craft

Deadline: October 30, 2015 {ONLINE}


'Outsider Craft'
Outside In
in partnership with Craftspace

Pallant House Gallery
Chichester
12 March – 12 June 2016



Working in collaboration with Craftspace, Outsider Craft combines Outside In's fourth triennial open art exhibition and Craftspace's touring exhibitions programme, which reflects developments in craft. The exhibition will showcase UK creativity by artists facing barriers to the art world for reasons including health, disability or social circumstance, and who have submitted their work through the Outside In website. The works selected through this open call out will be displayed alongside pieces by historically renowned and invited contemporary outsider and self-taught artists. This major exhibition will launch at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, the home of Outside In, from 12 March - 12 June 2016, and will be followed by a national tour.

Twenty artists will be chosen by a selection panel which will include representatives from Outside In, Craftspace, an Outside In Award Winner, a craft maker, a representative from the Outsider Art sector and Laura Hamilton, co-curator of Outsider Craft.

Submissions for the open call out are invited from UK based artists whose work is three or two dimensional and centres around craft processes. The term ‘craft’ covers: ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, leather, mechanical objects, metalwork, mixed media, textiles and forms of making linked to folk traditions. Materials used can include fabric, metal, clay, wood, paper, mixed media, found and recycled materials. Craft can be used to describe work that focus on materials, processes and the handmade; or perhaps work that unites technical skill and imagination resulting in a physical object. We would welcome submissions from anyone who considers their work to be a form of craft.

Please note that paintings, drawings, photographs and prints are not eligible for submission.


How to submit work:

Submitting work is free. To enter, applicants must create a profile on an online gallery via the Outside In website. Each artist is able to submit up to three works for selection and as the works will be looked at online, the quality of the photograph uploaded is very important. Information required includes images, titles of works, dimensions and a description of each piece.


Award

From the works selected to appear in the exhibition, a judge will choose one overall Award Winner to receive a solo show at Pallant House Gallery at a later date.

Visit website for complete details including terms and conditions: http://outsidein.org.uk/news_and_events?item_id0=16111

If you need help at any stage please contact Hannah Whitlock, Outside In Artist Coordinator, on h.whitlock@pallant.org.uk or call 01243 770 845.





John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Waysides

Deadline: January 30, 2016 {EMAIL}


Waysides
John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Sheboygan, WI
April 3, 2016 to October 2, 2016



EXHIBITION CONCEPT

Natural wonders, scenic overlooks, roadside attractions, iron hand pumps that gush cold water, sweet-corn stands at the height of summer, fiberglass cows--Wisconsin waysides are more than just places of respite for weary travelers. Mixes of memory and regional identity, they are indicators that we are home, or almost there.

Based on the Wisconsin term for roadside rest stops familiar to travelers, WAYSIDES celebrates the history and natural landscape of our state and is meant to inspire works that contain feelings of nostalgia, personal memories, and cultural references.

This call invites all artists--professional or avocational--to submit an original, two- or three-dimensional work inspired, literally or metaphorically, by the idea of Wisconsin waysides. As part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s upcoming series, ON WISCONSIN, this exhibition is open to all those who call Wisconsin “home.”

Total dimensions of the work may not exceed 12 x 12 x 12 inches.

ENTRY PROCESS
All entries must first be submitted to eschlemowitz@jmkac.org
Entries require a completed entry form, image of the work, and brief description of how the work meets the exhibition concept.
All entries submitted by the cutoff date will be juried.
Selected artists will be notified via email and asked to ship or deliver work to the Arts Center.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Each participant may submit one (1) entry via email.
Entries must be based on a response to the exhibition concept detailed above.
The dimensions (height x width x depth) of the work of art may not exceed 12 in. x 12 in. x 12 in.
Submissions must be original works of art made by the artist submitting the entry.
Artists must be 18+ to enter.
All entries must have been made by the artist within the past two years.

JURY PROCESS
Submissions will be evaluated based on their relevance to the exhibition concept, overall quality, and adherence to submission rules.

Download Prospectus: www.jmkac.org/Waysidescall_Entry_Form.pdf

Visit website for complete details: www.jmkac.org/callsforentry2/waysides


For more information, email or call Emily Schlemowitz at 920-694-4542



Tapestry Unlimited 11th international, Unjuried Small Format Tapestry Exhibition

Deadline: January 31, 2016 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}


Tapestry Unlimited
11th international, unjuried small format tapestry exhibition
American Tapestry Alliance

Milwaukee Public Library, Central Branch
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 26 – August 11, 2016



Tapestry Unlimited is open to all tapestry weavers. We invite entries not only from artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also those whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes. Multimedia work is welcome as along as the primary technique is tapestry.

The tapestry may not exceed 10″ x 10″ x 1″ deep (25cm x 25cm x 2.5cm).
Artists may submit only one piece.
Group challenges and mentoring pairs are encouraged.
Work must be original, executed by the entrant, of recent completion and not shown in a prior ATA show.

Entry Fee and Payment
$40.00 (US Dollars) The entry fee includes a catalog & the cost of return shipping (no insurance).


Download Entry Form: americantapestryalliance.org/Tapestry-Unlimited-entry-form.pdf


Complete details available on website: americantapestryalliance.org/small-format-non-juried-exhibition


Questions? Email the Exhibition Chair, Janna Maria Vallee: janna@vancouveryarn.com


San Luis Obispo Museum of Art: Blue Marble National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: March 19, 2016 {RECEIVE} or {HAND DELIVERY}


Blue Marble
National Juried Exhibition
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

San Luis Obispo, CA
June 3–July 31, 2016



Eligibility & Media
Blue Marble, refers to the spectacular color image of planet Earth taken with NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer. The theme for this exhibition welcomes artists who delve into subjects, themes, and motifs that have to do with our planet. Contemporary original 2D and 3D work in any media, including paintings, prints, drawings, photography, sculpture, and fine craft produced within the last two years is appropriate. 2D work should not exceed 36 inches in the longest dimension. 3D work is limited to 24 inches in the longest dimension and not more than 60 pounds for the whole piece. The exhibition is open to artists living in the United States over the age of 18.

Cash Awards
First Place $1,000
Second Place $500
Third Place $250

Juror:
Patricia Watts is founder and west coast curator of Ecoartspace.

Entry Fees:
SLOMA members: $35 entry fee for 1 piece; $40 for 2 pieces; $45 for 3 pieces.
Nonmembers: $45 entry fee for 1 piece, $50 for 2 pieces, $55 for 3 pieces
Entry by CD or flash drive only. CDs and flash drives will not be returned.

Download Entry Form: www.sloma.org/Blue_MarbleCall_for_Artists_Fillable.pdf

Visit website for more information: http://www.sloma.org


For questions concerning this exhibition email SLOMA’s curator: rsaliklis@sloma.org


Blue Marble
c/o San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
PO Box 813
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406



Friday, October 02, 2015

"Urban Murmurs" 2016 Juried Exhibition

Deadline: February 1, 2016 {ONLINE}


Urban Murmurs
2016 Juried Exhibition
Experience Fiber Art

Historic Times Square Building
Rochester, NY
April 18 - May 20, 2016


Exhibition Statement:
Urban Murmurs is about the literal and metaphorical spices that enrich our world. It is an exploration of the unobtrusive and inconspicuous. An attempt to highlight white noise that would be missed if it wasn't there.


MATERIALS: The original artwork work must be predominately fiber. 2-D works must has a sleeve on the back for hanging. 3D objected must include structure components to

make the artwork free standing.

DIMENSIONS: 2-D artwork - Maximum perimeter 240”. Maximum vertical dimension 60”. Minimum perimeter 96" Minimum vertical dimension 24". 3-D artwork - Maximum height,

width and depth 24". Minimum height, width and depth 8".

ENTRY FEE: All entries will be done electronically. Entry fee, $30 for up to 2 entries. Entry fee is non-refundable.

JURORS: Eugenia Barnes, Deborah C. Pope, Gabriela Zanandrea


Download Prospectus: www.experiencefiberart.com/entryformmurmurs053115.pdf


Visit website for full details: http://www.experiencefiberart.com


CONTACT INFORMATION:

Curators: ExPERIENCE FiBER ArT
Julie Brandon and Val Schultz
Email: experiencefiberart@yahoo.com
Phone: (585) 313-8949




Queen Victoria Market: Christmas Market 2015

Deadline: October 25, 2015 {ONLINE}


Christmas Market 2015
Craft
Queen Victoria Market

Melbourne VIC
Australia
December 13, 2015


Applications are now open for stalls, shared stalls, demonstrations and micro-events! This is a curated market featuring hand-picked makers representing crafts from across the state with a Christmas and gift-giving bent.

There will be a dedicated Craft Hatch area focusing on emerging makers too!


TERMS AND CONDITIONS – (truncated)

 Stallholders must be Victoria-based practitioners.
 All products sold need to be 100% handmade in Australia and demonstrate a high level of creative design and originality.
 All applications will be reviewed by a panel of Craft staff and practitioners. The panel’s decision is final.
 All stall holders should be Craft Victoria members. We accept applications from both Craft members and non-members, however, should your application be successful, you will be required to become a member by choosing the membership package that is right for you.

Visit website for more details: www.craft.org.au/news/2015-craft-christmas-market

Online Application: http://list.craft.org.au/t/y-l-dydlulk-yhkrhrkuju-td/


Enquires please contact Ramona Barry project co-ordinator, 03 9650 7775 or market@craft.org.au



Craft Victoria
31 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9650 7775
craft@craft.org.au