Monday, September 19, 2016

Hi Friends

Yes, you have heard this before BUT we shall begin posting on this site again.

We are exceedingly grateful for your patience.

Truly, we will be back soon.


Best regards,

Elise N.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Well, HELLO

We have officially resumed posting after a very long break. It's just a few items but new opportunities have been added to our listings.

We appreciate your patience.

More information to come...


All the best,

Elise N.

Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound: Pacific Time Zone

Deadline: May 1, 2016 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}


PACIFIC TIME ZONE
Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound

The Arts Center
Corvallis, OR
August 18 – September 20, 2016



Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound (TAPS) invites artists to submit their tapestries to PACIFIC TIME ZONE. Pacific Time Zone will hang at The Arts Center in Corvallis, OR (theartscenter.net) from August 18 – September 20, 2016.


Eligibility

Any tapestry artist living in the Pacific Time Zone may enter. Work incorporating techniques other than tapestry will be considered as long as the primary medium is tapestry. Work must have been completed after May 1, 2013. Artists may submit up to three pieces, but a maximum of one piece per artist will be accepted.


Awards

The juror will select two tapestries for the First and Second Place Awards. The First Place award winner will receive $250 and the Second Place award winner will receive $150.


Submissions

•The juror will select tapestries from digital images.
•Digital image requirements: For each entry, submit two digital images: one of the entire tapestry and one of a detail.


Visit website for complete details: tapestryartists.org


Download Entry Form: tapestryartists.org/PTZ-Entry-Form-3.pdf

Online Entry Form: tapestryartists.org/pacific-time-zone-online-entry-form




Art League Gallery: Tabletop Exhibit

Deadline: May 6, 2016 {ONLINE}


Tabletop Exhibit
Art League Gallery

Alexandria, VA
June 8 – July 3, 2016



Tabletop is an international juried exhibit of ceramics and other functional art forms designed for food, drink & the table.

Open to all artists, Art League Gallery members receive discounted entry rate.

Entry Fee: $35 per artist, up to two entries. $30 per artist for Art League members.

Ceramics Juror: McKenzie Smith
Functional Art Forms Juror: Kate Lydon

All work will be seen by both jurors. Ceramics work will be juried for final acceptance and awards by McKenzie Smith, and non-ceramics will be juried for final acceptance and awards by Kate Lydon.

Entry:
•Ceramic work may not be larger than 16” X 16” X 16”
•Other Functional Artwork must be no larger than 16” X 16” X 16” with exceptions made for fiber work (such as tablecloths or runners). Note: for artists who wish to enter furniture (such as tables or dining chairs), please contact the Gallery: gallery@theartleague.org/ 703-683-1780 before submitting your online entry.
•All work must be for sale. No single work may exceed $6,000 in value. Artists will pay a 40% commission to the Gallery on all sales.


Awards:

· Ceramics Awards: $1,000 for Best in Show; two, $400 Equal Merit awards

· Functional Art Forms Awards: $1,000 for Best in Show; two, $400 Equal Merit awards


Online Entry Form




Library Community Art Gallery’s 2016-2017 exhibition season

Deadline: May 31, 2016 {RECEIVE}


Library Community Art Gallery
Downtown Walnut Creek Library

Walnut Creek, CA
2016-2017 Season


The City of Walnut Creek, in conjunction with the Walnut Creek Downtown Library presents annual exhibitions in the Library Community Art Gallery.

This program is part of the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Department, administered by Bedford Gallery under the direction of the Walnut Creek Arts Commission.

Guidelines: (truncated)

The City of Walnut Creek, in conjunction with the Walnut Creek Downtown Library, is now accepting proposals for the Library Community Art Gallery’s 2016-2017 exhibition season. The gallery is open to applications from individual artists or non-commercial groups with priority going to those living or working in Contra Costa County.

Each exhibition runs 4 to 6 weeks, and artists are responsible for the installation of their own work. The Arts Commission Selection Committee and Bedford Gallery staff will review exhibition plans in advance of each proposed project.

Fee (non-refundable) for application review: $150/ organization, $100/2-3 individuals, and $50/individuals.

Visit Bedford Gallery website: ww.bedfordgallery.orglibrary-art-gallery.

Download Application and Guidelines

Applications must be received by May 31, 2016.



BEDFORD gallery
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925/295-1417
galleryinfo@bedfordgallery.org


The Embroiderers’ Guild of America: Through the Needle's Eye

Deadline: February 21, 2017 {POSTMARK}



Through the Needle's Eye
21st National Exhibit

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America
Transylvania Community Arts Council
Brevard, NC
August 16-September 15, 2017



Mission Statement
The Embroiderers’ Guild of America acknowledges the value of needlework in art and history. The national exhibit is a representative selection of the best in artistic and technical works. It is through the needle’s eye that EGA embraces both traditional and contemporary needlework while expanding the recognition of embroidery as an art form. Participation in the 21st National Exhibit is open to EGA members and the public.

Eligibility
Two categories of embroidery will be accepted for the national exhibit.
Original: An original work is one, which from the beginning, is solely the creative product of the stitcher.
Adaptation: An adaptation is needlework inspired by or based upon a source other than needlework and modified through significant design changes. Source(s) are to be documented.
Any materials and any techniques will be juried as long as a portion of the work is done with a needle with an eye either by hand or by machine.
Entries must not have been accepted for a previous EGA national exhibit.
Each entrant may submit up to three entries.
All work must be free of any violation of existing copyrights or trademarks.
Teaching pieces will not be considered.
Pieces must have been completed from 2014 to present.
Works deemed inappropriate by the jurors or gallery will be refused.

Entry Fees
For EGA members, a non-refundable entry fee of $30 for the first entry, $25 for the second, and $20 for the third entry will be charged.
For non-members, a non-refundable entry fee of $45 for the first entry, $30 for the second, and $25 for the third entry will be charged.

Visit website: www.egausa.org

Download Entry Guidelines: www.egausa.org/TNE_21_CFE.pdf


For questions, send SASE to above address or e-mail tne21registrar@gmail.com


The Embroiderers’ Guild of America
1205 East Washington Street, Suite #117
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 589-6956




Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Where have you been?

So, I guess you thought we fell off the face of the earth. Well, no. We just took an extended, unscheduled and unannounced break from posting. Rest assured my friends, we are here. In fact, we are back. Posts shall resume on or before Monday, March 14, 2016.

We appreciate your patience.


All the best,


Elise N.

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