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:

Art in Action

Deadline: December 5, 2014 {EMAIL}

Art in Action
Waterperry House

Wheatley, Oxfordshire
16th-19th July 2015

Inspired by the simple principle that people are fascinated when artists and craftsmen openly demonstrate their skills and discuss their work, Art in Action was born. Today Art in Action welcomes approximately 25,000 people over four days. Visitors come to learn, buy and enjoy, the exhibitions, classes and performances of 400 demonstrating artists, designer makers, teachers, musicians and performers.

Disciplines include painting, sculpture, glass, woodwork, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery.

Aims of the Event (truncated)

• To present the artists and craftsmen actively creating their work so that people gain real insight into the skills and procedures necessary for fine work.
• To encourage high standards of skill and creative design.

Art in Action will take place at:
Waterperry House, Waterperry,
Near. Wheatley, Oxfordshire
OX33 1JZ
16th-19th July 2015
10:00am -5:30pm daily

Apply as a Market Vendor

Before you decide to apply, please read aims of the event.

Application Criteria
Stall Fees
How to Apply

Apply as a Demonstrator

Before you decide to apply, please read aims of the event.

Application Criteria
How to Apply

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Contact the Office


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7381 3192

Art in Action
4 St Oswald's Studios
Sedlescombe Road

Marshall University School of Art & Design 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: December 5, 2014 {POSTMARK} or {HAND DELIVERY}

Call for Submissions
4th Annual National Juried Exhibition
Marshall University School of Art & Design

Visual Arts Center
Huntington, WV
January 15 – February 20, 2015

Marshall University’s School of Art & Design invites artists in all disciplines to submit original, current works of art in any media to the 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition.

This year’s exhibition will take place in the Visual Arts Center’s beautiful, brand new, 2,200 square foot gallery space located on the ground floor.

Works will be juried by Arif Khan, the Marie Price Ratrie Curator of Art at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston, WV.

A Juror’s Choice Award consisting of a $200 cash prize will be presented to one artist selected by Mr. Khan.


All visual media using any combination of materials are welcome. Digital medial and video works are limited to 15 minutes in duration. All dimensional works must be able to fit through the 8ft x 8ft door frame.


$10 non-refundable fee per work submitted. The number of entries is unlimited.

Download Prospectus:

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Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

First Textiles. The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean

Deadline: December 15, 2014 {EMAIL}

Call for Papers
International Conference
First Textiles:
The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean
Danish National Research Foundation

Centre for Textile Research
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark
7th-8th May 2015

The two-day international conference First Textiles. The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean will take place on the 7th-8th May 2015 in Copenhagen.

The venue will be held at the National Museum of Denmark and the Centre for Textile Research at the University of Copenhagen.

An abstract of minimum 500 words accompanied by a short list of your publications and research relevant to textile studies are to be sent to the organizers by the 15th December 2014.

The aim of the conference is to present and discuss the recent achievements in the research field of the most ancient textiles and textile techniques in primarily Europe, Asia and North Africa in the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age (ca. 8th-3rd millennia BC); the application of varied interdisciplinary methods of systematic analysis of textiles, such as studies on the most ancient textile remains, basketry, mat and textile imprints in clay; textile tools (e.g. spindle whorls, loom weights, needles, shuttles); experiments with copies of ancient textile implements; and recently developed scientific methods of analysing textiles and recognising the provenience of fibres. These all offer important insights into the oldest textile techniques, their beginnings and development throughout prehistory.

The number of speakers will be limited, and priority will be given to presentations of new material, to new analyses of older finds, and to new analytical tools.

There will be no conference fee and all are welcome to attend the conference as listeners, however, the organisers request that you to register in advance.

Download Call for Papers:

Visit website:

Małgorzata Siennicka
Lorenz Rahmstorf

Multiple eXposure Project Call for Submissions

Deadline: December 31, 2014 {EMAIL}

Call for Submissions
Zine 1.0

The Multiple eXposure Project

The Multiple eXposure Project is run by a small group of image-makers, visual artists, and researchers coming from different backgrounds, with a wide range of interests.

We are happy to announce that we will be publishing the very first issue of our collaborative zine and we are now accepting submissions until December 31, 2014.

The theme of our upcoming zine is "Self-as-Subject", an exploration of the “self” and its manifold permutations – its presence, identity, representation, liminality, and (dis)embodiment - in this day and age of digital madness, hyperreality and mobility.

The zine is multimedia so we are accepting text and image-based submissions related to the theme in any format imaginable such as: articles, essays, reviews, short stories, poetry, interviews, photographs (digital or analogue), visual narratives, videos, digital art, illustrations, cartoons, mixed media, collages, experimental pieces, etc. Collaborative projects are very much welcome. Multiple entries are also accepted. Digital and printed copies of the zine will be released.

Some notes to remember:
- Please include your name, short profile, country of origin, and blog/website (if applicable) in your email.
- Photo submissions in jpeg format must include a title and description.
- When necessary, please follow the proper citations (MLA style) in article submissions.

Please email your submissions to

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ICTF 2015: XIII International Conference on Textiles and Fashion

Deadline: January 20, 2015 {ONLINE}

ICTF 2015: XIII International Conference on Textiles and Fashion
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

Paris, France
July 20 - 21, 2015

Conference Objectives

The ICTF 2015: XIII International Conference on Textiles and Fashion aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Textiles and Fashion. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Textiles and Fashion.

Call for Submissions

We encourage you to contribute to and help shape the conference through paper submissions. For the technical research track, we invite high quality submissions of papers describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Textiles and Fashion. The conference solicits contributions of full-length papers, short papers, posters and abstracts, that address the themes and topics for the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research material.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

• Textile Chemistry and Finishing
• Textile Dyeing and Printing
• Fashion and textile product design
• Garment industry and merchandise
• Clothing science and technology
• Quality control and testing in textile branch
• Composites material
• Nano Textiles
• Nonwoven
• Spinning, weaving and knitting
• Technical Textiles
• Function Textiles
• Ecotextiles-sustainability development
• Marketing and supply management
• Fiber science and smart textile
• Natural dyes and dyeing

Visit website for complete details including link to online submissions:

7th Annual Idaho Falls National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: January 23, 2015 {RECEIVE}

7th Annual Idaho Falls National Juried Exhibition
Idaho Falls Arts Council (IFAC)
Willard Arts Center

Idaho Falls, ID
March 19 - June 7, 2015

The Idaho Falls National Exhibition is an annual juried exhibition organized by the Idaho Falls Arts Council (IFAC) and exhibited at the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, ID. Artists working in all mediums throughout the United States are invited to submit.

Submission Rules

• Submit a completed entry form and images of up to three artworks. Images must be JPEG and at least 300dpi (suitable for printing in the exhibition catalogue).
• Entry is free, but participants must be current IFAC members (membership for artists is $35/year).
• Artwork must have been created within the last three years. Works previously exhibited at the Willard Arts Center are not eligible.
• Artists must be 14 years of age or older to submit.
• Artists have the option of selling their artwork. Please note that IFAC retains a 35% commission on all sales.


• First place: $750
• Second place: $500
• Third place: $250
• Honorable Mention
• People’s Choice
• IFAC Purchase Award (up to $1,000)

2015 Jurors

Bridget Callahan, program coordinator, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Katie Crooks, program coordinator, Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery.

Download Entry Form:

Visit website for complete details:

Idaho Falls Arts Council
Administrative Office
498 A Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Lillstreet Art Center Rooftop Project Space

Deadline: February 2, 2015 {ONLINE}

Rooftop Project Space
Lillstreet Art Center

Chicago, Illinois
2015 Season

Artists are invited to install work onto four, 9-foot flag poles on top of Lillstreet’s rooftop deck and garden. Flags as well as alternative installation proposals will be considered. Work can be seen from the CTA Montrose Brown Line elevated tracks and Metra Train tracks, as well as Montrose and Ravenswood Avenues.

Installations rotate monthly, May through December and work is displayed indoors prior to install date.

Cash prizes are awarded to Best In Show ($500) and Honorable Mention ($150) artists.

Complete applications will include the following information:

• Project title & Statement
• Proposal sketches
• Proposed materials and construction techniques
• Work dimensions
• Title for the project series
• Preferred installation month
• Artist statement
• Resume/CV
• Examples of most recent work (jpegs or website preferred)

Photo documentation will be provided to all participating artists, as well as opportunities for artist receptions. All work will be archived on the Lillstreet Art Center gallery page and in the Textile Department's hallway gallery.

Juried by Camille Canales, Director of Textile Department and Nora Renick-Rinehart, 2014-2015 Artist-in Residence

Fee (USD): $15.00

Apply via Slideroom

Visit website for more details:

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 North Ravenswood
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Phone: 773.769.4226

One Year On 2015

Deadline: February 2, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. {ONLINE}

One Year On 2015

Business Design Centre
London, England
Part 1: 24 - 27 June 2015
Part 2: 01 - 04 July 2015

One Year On is a destination feature within New Designers that presents emerging, entrepreneurial designers with a strong body of work. It runs across both weeks of the show and covers all disciplines.

It is a curated exhibition and as such, those who are chosen to exhibit are selected by a panel of industry specialists on the strength and ambition demonstrated through their work.

An independent panel of judges will be selecting the participants for One Year On on the following criteria:
* You’re within your first year of business when applying to be part of One Year On
* Originality and creativity in your design
* Quality of making and presentation
* Can show progression in your work
* Commitment to the development of your work
* You don’t have to be a previous exhibitor of New Designers

* Exposure to thousands of potential buyers and contacts
* Networking opportunities with industry professionals and sponsors
* Image and web link on the main New Designers event website
* Free online portfolio on Arts Thread
* Training day to learn about presentation, costing/pricing, how to write a press release etc.
* PR opportunities
* Opportunity to win the One Year On Award (£500 cash plus extras)
* Exclusive webinars from The Design Trust giving you invaluable information on maximising marketing and preparing for an exhibition

Part 1: Awards Judging and Preview 24 June 2015 Open to the public 24 - 27 June 2015
Contemporary Applied Arts (including: Jewellery & Precious Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass); Textiles, Fashion & Costume

Part 2: Awards Judging and Preview 01 July 2015 Open to the public 01 - 04 July 2015
Product & Industrial Design; Furniture Design; Spatial Design; Visual Communication (including Graphics, Animation, Motion Arts, Film & Illustration)

£408 + VAT (20%) £81.60 = £489.60 per individual
You can also apply as a collective or company (view criteria for participation for complete list and costs)

Apply via online application form. Please note there is no fee for submitting an application.

Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 02 February 2015, although we recommend sending your application in at your earliest convenience for consideration.

Download criteria for participation:

Online application form:

visit website for complete details:

Colin Wilary-Attew
T: +44 (0)20 7288 6453

Belfast Print Workshop Open Submissions

Deadline: March 1, 2015 {RECEIVE}

Open Submissions
Solo and Two-Person Shows
Belfast Print Workshop

Belfast, Ireland
September 3, 2015

Belfast Print Workshop is the largest space in the North of Ireland with it's own dedicated gallery where professional printmakers can share facilities, materials and ideas with each other. They have the opportunity to sell their prints through an integrated gallery and online to a worldwide audience.

BPW are now accepting submissions for a BPW Members solo or two person exhibition in the BPW gallery in 2015. The second 2015 show will open September 3rd 2015. Artists are encouraged to use both wall and floor space utilising both traditional and experimental techniques and technologies, exploring the boundaries of printmaking.

Submission is now open and will close at 5pm on 1st March 2015 for the September submission.

* Artists are encouraged to submit recent work (produced within the last year)
* Work cannot have been exhibited before at the BPW Gallery
* Work must be for sale
* All applicants must write an exhibition proposal, CV and provide images of recent work to clearly illustrate the concept and how you see your exhibition working.


Digital prints are eligible only if it is clear to the selectors that they are original artworks made by the creative use of digital technology and that they are not reproduction prints.

As a guideline for print submissions, the BPW encourages printmaking as a creative art. Prints may be unique one-off pieces or they may be made as a signed and numbered, limited edition. All traditional printmaking techniques e.g. etching, woodcut, litho, screen print, mixed media etc. are eligible, as are the more recent technologies e.g. digital, photographic etc. but in every case the print must be an original creative artwork made by the methods chosen or a combination of these.

The selectors’ opinion on this will be decisive.

Hanging: The majority of the work must be framed in non-stock, good quality framing.

* Work that is not framed for aesthetic reasons will only be accepted if it is delivered in a suitable case allowing the work to be stored safely.

* Work that is not framed must be able to be securely fastened to the wall.

Should the artist require any specialist hanging methods the artist must supply the necessary attachments. Works requiring alternative methods of fastening or hanging must clearly state this on their application as a special requirement.

Artist Talk: The selected artist or artists shall agree to an Artist Talk at a chosen date throughout the show.

Archive: he selected artist or artists shall agree to donate at least one print exhibited to BPW Archive.


Member's Open Submission {doc}

Visit website for additional details and other opportunities:

Any further queries, please contact Jonathan at: or phone: 028 9023 0323

Belfast Print Workshop
Cotton Court
30-42 Waring Street

Workshop: 028 90231323
BPW Gallery: 028 90230323