Wednesday, April 09, 2014

All Right, All Right, All Right

Hello Friends:

This is just a quick note to let you know we are slowly resuming our posting schedule. We experienced rather unexpected technical issues but we are "all right" now. Of course, the difficulties pushed back the re-launch of our sister site but that is also back on track; all will be revealed soon.

We have more items in the hopper so expect an additional posting this week.

As always, we appreciate your patience and your readership!

All the best,

Elise N.

Skirball Cultural Center Exhibition Proposal


Exhibition Proposal
Skirball Cultural Center

Los Angeles, CA

The Skirball seeks to originate exhibitions that enrich community and address the human experience in ways that are welcoming, inclusive, memorable, and engaging. All of the exhibitions that we present relate to the Skirball’s mission of exploring the connections between 4,000 years of Jewish heritage and the vitality of American democratic ideals. We present exhibitions that look comparatively at diverse cultures and make a significant contribution to education, civic dialogue, and cross-cultural understanding. Relevant topics might include archaeology, anthropology, ethnography, contemporary art, fine art, photography, Jewish cultural heritage, and Americana.

Your exhibition proposal must include the following information:
•A brief description of the proposed exhibition specifying the scope of the installation as planned and a suggested checklist if available—Please include a statement of how the exhibition relates to the Skirball’s mission.
•For fine arts, an artist’s statement about the work and a curriculum vitae, as well as any relevant catalogs or articles on the work
•Images of selected works to be included in the exhibition—Digital files are accepted by e-mail.

All proposals are reviewed by an exhibitions committee and a response will generally be sent within three months of receipt. If you would like materials returned to you, please let us know when you submit the proposal and include a self-addressed envelope.

Visit website for complete details:

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049-6833

The Print: the 32nd Annual Print Exhibition

Deadline: April 18, 2014 {EMAIL}

The Print: the 32nd Annual Print Exhibition
Ann Arbor Art Center

Ann Arbor, MI
May 16, 2014 to June 22, 2014

Printmaking is an expansive process—generative in its nature and experimental in technique. Many artists use printmaking as a tool to transcend media boundaries and develop sincere creative expression; most traditional processes incorporate sculpture, painting and drawing as integral to their execution. In its contemporary form, print media easily spreads between installation, street art, collage, zines and artist books, as well as the long-held tradition of a limited edition of ink on paper. This exhibition, 32 years in the running, encompasses how print media has evolved—and continues to evolve—as a discipline. The Print 2014 is an invitation to showcase the status of print media today, dynamic and ever-evolving. We are asking the question: what is the print today?

This exhibition is open to any artist who is a current resident of Michigan. Qualifying artists may submit a maximum of three entries in any hand-pulled printmaking technique (including lithography, intaglio, serigraphy, relief, and monotype), a combination those techniques with new print processes, or works made only with new print processes. These works must have been completed within the past two years. Works submitted must not have been previously shown in The Print or any other previous Ann Arbor Art Center exhibition.

To Submit
Artists may submit up to three entries for consideration.

Entry Fee
A non-refundable entry fee of $30 for Art Center members and $35 for non-members entitles each artist to enter.

Amanda Lilleston is a print media artist living and working in Ann Arbor, MI.

$1,000 Best of Show generously provided by Janet Gallup
$500 2nd Place
$250 3rd Place
Plus: Honorable Mention

Prospectus/Entry Form

Complete details available on website:

Contact Erika Villarreal Bunce, Director of Programs or 734.926.4124

Ann Arbor Art Center
117 W. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI. 48104

Arquetopia: Mexican Textiles Special Artist Residency 2014

Deadline: April 20, 2014 {ONLINE}

Mexican Textiles Special Artist Residency 2014
Oaxaca, Southern Mexico

The Mexican Textiles Special Artist Residency is an Art Production Residency which includes 3 weeks of master instruction in 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 as its own individual program. Artists wishing to do both weaving and embroidery may apply for two backto-back residencies totaling 6 weeks.


Our residency programs offer important professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career national and international contemporary artists age 25 and over. Our programs are oriented to promote social consciousness, and artists are strongly encouraged to address social themes as part of their artistic goals for their residency project. As Arquetopia’s mission is to promote social transformation, understanding Mexico’s context, and specifically Puebla and Oaxaca’s cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. Since our approach is contemporary, we welcome artists from diverse disciplines (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture,
installation, performance and time-based work, etc.) who are interested in creating work with elements, techniques or processes that are specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla or Oaxaca.


USD $695 per week for 3 weeks, extendable as an Art Production Residency at USD $595 per week, which includes accommodation; daily meals and open access to the kitchen; housekeeping; studio space with basic materials, supplies and tools for the course.

Other Residencies also available. Visit website for complete details including online application:

Arquetopia Oaxaca
Porfirio Díaz 507-A, Col. Centro
Oaxaca, OAX 68000 MÉXICO.
Tel. (+52) 951 516 34 25

The Studios of Key West Artist Residency

Deadline: April 30, 2014 {ONLINE}

Artist Residency
The Studios of Key West

Key West, FL
December 2014-August 2015

The Studios of Key West offers an artists’ residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established artists and writers. The program grants nearly 35 artists each year the time and space to imagine new artistic work, engage in valuable dialogue and explore island connections. Accepted artists are granted access to a bicycle for the duration of their stay and are matched with a community member who serves as a host to assist with the success of their residency.

TSKW’s residency program is community-based and built upon the hope that visiting artists will take inspiration from Key West’s rich artistic past and present, and will engage with — and be inspired by — the remarkable people and culture that surrounds them.


The TSKW residency program is built upon the expectation that residency artists contribute to the Key West community in some way. In this spirit, artists are required to submit a proposal for a program as part of their application process.

Resident artists are requested to give service to the Key West community in the form of a class, workshop, reading, performance or special project to be agreed upon by the artist and TSKW. These are given in exchange for their residency. The acceptance of a program depends on many factors, and program proposals may not be accepted even if an artist is granted a residency.

If, in addition to one of the aforementioned programs, an artist would like to propose an exhibition, they should indicate so in their application. There are a limited number of exhibition time slots designated for residency artists each year, and exhibitions can not be guaranteed.

In addition to a proposed program, all artists are asked to participate in at least one event during their residency:

1) The ‘On the Deck Series’: A two-hour, free, monthly potluck gathering that gives both you and members of our community the chance to informally meet and greet. This takes place on the deck at 607 Ashe Street, from 6 – 8 pm one evening per month — the date varies each month.

What is expected of you: You will be asked to give a very informal, 5 minute presentation about you as an artist, your work, and what you hope to accomplish during your residency.

2. It is possible artists will be asked to be present at an open house during the latter half of their residency, and be on hand to answer questions about the work they have been doing while on the island.



Guidelines for online application

Supplementary Materials

Visit website for complete details:

The Studios of Key West
600 White St.
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-0458

Stand Out Prints 2014

Deadline: June 2, 2014 {ONLINE}

Call for Submissions
Stand Out Prints 2014

International Juried Exhibition
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Minneapolis, MN
September 5, 2014 to October 18, 2014

Highpoint’s International Juried Print Exhibition

Highpoint is pleased to announce Stand Out Prints, our second juried print exhibition, to open in the fall of 2014. The exhibition will fill HP’s 1000 square foot gallery space with contemporary prints selected by guest juror Susan Tallman.

Juror: Susan Tallman is an art historian and writer specializing in prints, multiples, and questions of authenticity and reproduction. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Art in Print and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Prizes: $2,000 in cash prizes and over $300 in gift certificates.

Eligibility: Artists must be 18 years of age or older and work must have been completed after January 1, 2012. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media (Lithography, relief, intaglio, silkscreen). Three-dimensional work may be submitted. Shipping arrangements, packaging and related costs are the responsibility of the artist. Prints will be displayed unframed and behind glass cut specifically to the print paper size. Each artist may submit 1-3 images for consideration.

Entry Fee: $40 ($30 for current students).

Visit website for details:

Online Application via CaFE.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Festival Gallery of Quilt Art

Deadline: June 6, 2014 {ONLINE}

Festival Gallery of Quilt Art
The International Quilt Festival

Quilts, Inc.
Houston, Texas
August 2014 through August 2016

The Festival Gallery of Quilt Art: Home

An international juried and judged exhibition of Art Quilts
Prizes are awarded based on the interpretation of theme, excellence in design, and craftsmanship.

Who may enter: The entries may be the work of one person or more than one person as long as proper credit is given to all involved in the actual completion of the quilt. The person entering the quilt must have been directly involved in the quilt's creation. Limit two entries per person or group. Full-time employees of Quilts, Inc. are not eligible.

Exhibition theme: Home. Entries are quilts that speak to the theme. Any techniques—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, photo transfer, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc.—may be used as long as they are appropriate for the quilt (consisting of three layers) and the theme. Quilts must be made specifically for the contest and must not have been published in books, calendars, magazines, newsletters, web sites, blogs, or any other form of publication prior to November 2014.

: There is only one overall category.

Limit on entries: Each entrant may submit up to two works that must address the theme. Any materials may be used. However, the final result must be flexible in nature and consist of three layers.

Size of entries: Each work must measure at least 48 inches (122 cm) and no more than 92 inches (234 cm) on each side. Each entry must have a 4in (10 cm) finished sleeve or casing sewn to the top back edge of the quilt (please include a .25 in/.635 cm ease in the sleeve or casing).

FIRST PRIZE: $2,500 non-purchase cash prize, round trip airfare to International Quilt Festival 2014 in Houston, and hotel accommodations. There will be one first prize awarded. In the event you are awarded a prize that includes round trip airfare to International Quilt Festival 2014 in Houston and hotel accommodations in another contest, you may collect the travel/hotel portion of the prize only once.

RUNNER-UP PRIZE: $1,000 non-purchase cash prize, round trip airfare to International Quilt Festival 2014 in Houston, and hotel accommodations. There will be one runner-up prize awarded. In the event you are awarded a prize that includes round trip airfare to International Quilt Festival 2014 in Houston and hotel accommodations in another contest, you may collect the travel/hotel portion of the prize only once.

Visit website for complete details and registration form:

Quilts, Inc.
7660 Woodway, Suite 550
Houston, Texas 77063
Telephone (1) 713.781.6864
Fax (1) 713.781.8182

New Fibers 2014

Deadline: June 15, 2014 {ONLINE}

New Fibers 2014
Fiber Arts Network of Michigan (FAN)

Eastern Michigan University Gallery
Ypsilanti, MI
October 27, 2014 to December 10, 2014

The sixth national juried exhibition, sponsored by FAN (Fiber Arts Network of Michigan), at the Eastern Michigan University Gallery in Ypsilanti, Michigan, will feature contemporary fiber art in a broad range of forms. Works selected will include textiles rooted in traditional and contemporary approaches to fiber art. Open to artists working in all types of materials, sculpture, conceptual, video and installation art.

Submission is open to all artists 18 years or older, living in the United States. Current work (completed after December 2011) created in any fiber medium and/or using fiber techniques is eligible for inclusion. Accepted artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at any gallery on the Eastern Michigan University campus.

Entry Procedure
Artists may submit up to three works.

Entry Fee
FAN member: $30; Non-member: $40.

Brooks Harris Stevens, a practicing artist and an Associate Professor in the Fibers program at Eastern Michigan University.

Visit website for details:

Online entries accepted via CaFE

Questions: Please contact Jill Ault at or Michele Montour at

The Fiber Arts Network of Michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fiber arts and sharing news of fiber arts activities among it members. FAN publishes a quarterly newsletter, sponsors an annual networking meeting and organizes a biennial exhibition.

The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase

Deadline: June 27, 2014 {ONLINE}

The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase
The International Quilt Festival

International Quilt Market and Festival
Houston, Texas
October 25–November 2, 2014

Modern quilting is a new twist on the traditional art of quilting that is rapidly gaining interest from the next wave of quilters. Modern quilts and quilters:

Make primarily functional quilts but place a large emphasis on the design and art of quilt making
Use asymmetry in quilt design
Rely less on repetition and on the interaction of quilt block motifs
Contain reinterpreted traditional blocks
Embrace simplicity and minimalism
Utilize alternative block structures or lack of visible block structure
Incorporate increased use of negative space
Are inspired by modern art and architecture
Frequently use improvisational piecing
Contain bold colors, on trend color combinations and graphic prints
Use gray and white as neutrals
Reflect an increased use of solid fabrics
Focus on finishing quilts on home sewing machines

We would like to invite members from any of the Modern Quilt Guilds around the world to be considered for inclusion in the new exhibit. You may submit a total of two (2) quilts for our consideration. We require that quilts be at least 36" on each side. There is no maximum size limit.

Registration will open on May 30, 2014. The last day to register is June 27, 2014.

Completed submissions with visuals must be received online by Friday, June 27, 2014. You will be notified no later than Friday, August 1, 2014, regarding the quilts to be included in this exhibit along with shipping instructions. If selected, the quilts will need to arrive in Houston no later than Friday, September 5, 2014. Quilts will not be traveling and will be returned by the end of December 2014.

Visit website for complete details:

Quilts, Inc.
7660 Woodway, Suite 550
Houston, Texas 77063
Telephone (1) 713.781.6864
Fax (1) 713.781.8182

Fat Quarterly Magazine Proposal Submissions

Two Deadlines: {EMAIL}

June 30, 2014
September 30, 2014

Publishing Opportunity
Proposal Submissions
Fat Quarterly Magazine

West Yorkshire, UK

We are now looking for submissions for our next two issues. Zakka, deadline end June and Christmas, deadline end September. We are also looking for eight volunteers for the Zakka issue's Designer Challenge, each of whom will be sent seven fat eighths of these cute Retro Bake prints from Makower to make some kind of Zakka - pouches, slippers, eye masks, bags, tea towels, pot holders, tea cosies, tablet cases, cafetiere cosies - etc etc etc.

If you are interested in either of the above, please email including (i) your proposal; (ii) a photo of something you've designed and made in the past - we are looking at design, finish, fabric choices and photography; and (iii) your social media links including blog, instagram etc.  

Please put "Fat Quarterly Zakka Proposal", Fat Quarterly Christmas Proposal" or "Fat Quarterly Designer Challenge" in the heading of your email.

Visit website for full details:

Fat Quarterly Limited
12 The Old Woodyard
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom