Saturday, February 25, 2006

Quilts for Change 2006

Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2006

Quilts for Change 2006 is a national juried competition of traditional and art quilts where proceeds will help eliminate violence against women. Your participation in this 2nd biennial event will help make significant changes in the safety of women. At Quilts for Change 2004 , we exhibited over 250 quilts by traditional and art quilters from across the nation, Canada, Germany, Israel, and Australia! Prize winners in our 2004 show were awarded $3,000 in prizes.

Please join us for another great show in 2006, earn prizes and recognition, while supporting women through the powerful women's art form of quilting. And we know that men quilters will once again support our efforts.

We thank you in advance for lending your art and talent to this wonderful cause, and encourage you to support our efforts over the years as we grow together.

Download pdf file of Quilts for Change Entry Form here.

Non-refundable Entry fee of $10.00 per quilt

All entries must be received by Monday, April 3, 2006.

Show Dates:
August 10, 11 and 12, 2006

Show Hours:
Thurs, Aug. 10
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fri, Aug. 11
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat, Aug. 12
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Quilt Exhibit, Special Exhibits and Vendor Mall open during all show hours.

Cintas Center
Xavier University
1624 Herald Street
Cincinnati, OH 45207

Contact Information


Voice Mail: 513.588.4674


Snail Mail:
QFC 2006
Zonta Club of Cincinnati
P.O. Box 428546
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Crafts National 40

Application deadline (postmarked):
MARCH 3, 2006

Crafts National 40 form (Right click to download)

Crafts National, now in its 40th year, is
sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania
Festival of the ArtsTM (CPFA) with
the cooperation of the School of Visual
Arts of The Pennsylvania State University.

This exhibition will be in Zoller Gallery
in the Visual Arts Building on the University
Park campus of The Pennsylvania
State University.

Mark Richard Leach will serve as the
juror for Crafts National 40.

Mr. Leach is the founding Director of
the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in
Charlotte, North Carolina. and currently
holds the post of Deputy Director of the
Mint Museums which includes the Mint
Museum of Craft + Design and the Mint
Museum of Art.

Application deadline (postmarked):
MARCH 3, 2006
Notification mailed:
April 10, 2006
Accepted entries due:
MAY 8 - May 15, 2006
Exhibition dates:
JUNE 6 - JULY 21, 2006

Crafts National 40 is open to all craft
artists who design and produce their
own work. Slides of original work produced
within the last three years may
be submitted.

Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood,
Paper, and Other.

A $25 non-refundable entry fee must
accompany each application. Checks
should be made payable to the Central
Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. All
Crafts National 40 entry fees go toward
offsetting the cost of the exhibition.

Only complete applications postmarked
on or before March 3, 2006
will be considered.

Arlington Arts Center's Solo Exhibitions 2007

Deadline: July 1, 2006

Prospectus (right click to download)

Ten to fifteen artists will be selected for
Solo Exhibitions to take place in 2007 in
one of Arlington Arts Center’s newly expanded,
renovated galleries which contain
approximately 525 combined running
feet of hanging wall space, including two
Experimental Galleries designed to
accommodate installation, technological
and other works requiring a complete
environment. The grounds surrounding
the building can accommodate outdoor
sculpture. Floor plans are available and
on AAC’s website

JULY 1, 2006
Deadline for receipt of entries and fee

No later than SEPTEMBER 30, 2006
Notifications sent to artists

AAC Members $15
Non-Members $25
Entry fee including a one year AAC Artist’s
Membership with all Membership benefits*
(new members only) $35

*Artists joining AAC will receive all AAC membership
benefits for one year, including announcements of
AAC exhibitions, exhibition and program
opportunities, reduced rates on classes, workshops,
and exhibitions, option for representation in AAC’s
“virtual gallery”, invitations to opening receptions and
special events.

The selection panel is composed of curators,
artists, and other art professionals who
serve on AAC’s Exhibition Committee. The
panel will make selections based on artistic
merit, compatibility with concurrent
exhibitions, and AAC policies. Studio visits
may be made. CDs or slides belonging to
artists whose work was not selected will be
returned if a SASE is included with the

All artists living or working in Virginia,
Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia,
Delaware, and Pennsylvania are invited to
submit slides. Artworks in all media will
be considered.

Arlington Arts Center's New Art Examined

Deadline: May 1, 2006

Works by 2006 M.F.A. Graduates in the Mid-Atlantic Region
June 13 - August 5, 2006

Any visual artist who has or will receive an M.F.A degree in 2006 from an institution in the six Mid-Atlantic states (VA, DC, MD, WV, DE, PA) is eligible. All media will be considered, and the Arlington Arts Center has two galleries designed to accommodate installation, video, or other work requiring a complete environment. Artists must submit 10-20 images of recent work, an application form, resume, and a small application fee (free to AAC members).

May 1 Deadline for receipt of entries
May 12 Notification sent to artists
June 4-7 Deliver and Install Artworks
June 13 Exhibition opens
Aug. 5 Exhibition closes
June 16 Opening Reception
Aug. 6-8 Pickup of Artworks

Prospectus here

Not to Scale

Deadline: March 3, 2006

The Target Gallery is pleased to have David C. Levy serve as our juror for Not to Scale. David C. Levy is the former director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Parsons School of Design in New York City. Not to Scale is an exhibition that is open to all artists in the United States and abroad working in any medium. Artists may submit work that investigates all aspects of size and scale including literal or conceptual interpretation.

Show dates: April 19-May 28, 2006
Entry fee: $30.00 for up to 3 images (slide or CD)
$500.00 in award money

Download Prospectus


For a prospectus, send a SASE to:

Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street
Alexandria VA 22314.
Call: 703-838-4565 x 4

Images 2006

deadline: Friday, March 03 , 2006

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts announces a call to artists for Images 2006. This regional exhibition will be held June 14 to July 17, 2006 at Robeson Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.

Awards: $3,500 total
Best in Show: $1,000
Juror: Annette Polan, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC.
Entry Fee: $25

For complete details and an entry form, visit or send SASE to: Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, P.O. Box 1023, State College, PA 16804. Questions? Please contact Rick Bryant at or 814-237-3682.

Call for Papers - "Traditions and Trajectories: Education and the Quiltmaker"

Abstracts/proposals should be faxed or postmarked no later than August 15, 2006.
(E-mailed submissions will be accepted.)

Call for Papers (Right click to download)

Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2007 SYMPOSIUM, “Traditions and Trajectories: Education and the Quiltmaker”
March 1-3, 2007

We invite scholars and artists to submit proposals for papers and panel presentations that explore the full breadth of contexts, both formal and informal, in which the quiltmaker’s art is learned, studied, applied and handed on. This will include but is not limited to: historical to contemporary, local to global, mainstream to alternative, self-taught to apprentice, church group to cooperative, workshop to academic coursework. We also encourage participants to explore how quiltmakers teach and learn from quilts, how the tactile resonance of quilts influences the education of the women and men who work with them, how changing technol¬ogy imposes changes in quilt and textile craft education. Though papers relating to the symposium theme will be given preferential consideration, papers concerning any aspect of quilt studies will be considered.

Categories of Presentation:

Individual papers are expected to be based on original research, are
usually illustrated and 20 minutes in length followed by 5 minutes for questions.

Thematic sessions should include 3 to 4 presenters and a moderator with a theme
based on a particular aspect of education and the quiltmaker or some other theme
related to worldwide quiltmaking traditions. Speakers' times are flexible; in
general, a total time of one and a half hours is recommended. Panel participants
must send a copy of their working paper to their session moderator
by December 1, 2006. Thematic sessions addressing issues related to symposium
exhibitions are encouraged.

Panel discussions should involve 3 to 4 individuals and a moderator who poses
questions to which panelists respond. A total time of one to one and one-half
hours is recommended for panel discussions.

Symposium Submission Guidelines:

Interested individuals should submit abstracts of 150-200 words with a cover letter and brief resume (maximum 3 pages). Moderators of thematic sessions or panel discussions should submit a proposal of 150-200 words, a cover letter, plus a brief resume (maximum 3 pages) for each participant. Abstracts/proposals should be faxed or postmarked no later than August 15, 2006. (E-mailed submissions will be accepted.)

Submit your abstract/proposal and resume by August 15, 2006, to:

Kathy Moore, 2007 Symposium Coordinator
International Quilt Study Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
P.O. Box 830808
Lincoln, NE 68583-0838
Fax: 402/472-0640

Reflections of War, Threads of Hope

Deadline: March 19, 2006

An exhibit of fiber art that addresses issues and realities of wars present and past, or celebrates hopes for world peace. This exhibit will be held at Woven Art, as a compliment to the "Weavings of War" exhibit held at the MSU Museum in January through June of 2006.

Reflections will run May 5, 2006 through July 7, 2006
Reception opening on Friday, May 5, 2006.

Submissions can be by slide or digital image, along with an explanatory paragraph. Concepts, drawings or plans for finished work will be considered.

Woven Art
Nancy McRay
325 B Grove St
East Lansing, Mi 48823
Phone: 517-203-4467

Friday, February 24, 2006

Paradise City Arts Festivals

fall 2006 shows
postmark deadline: april 4, 2006

Paradise City Northampton
northampton, massachusetts
october 7, 8 & 9, 2006
columbus day weekend
270 exhibitors

booth and schedule info
download the application

about the show

The Paradise City Arts Festival celebrates its twelfth year in New England’s premier art and craft market. Taking place during the peak of Fall Foliage, this event attracts nearly 20,000 visitors and extraordinary media coverage. The customer loyalty for this show is amazing; last fall's guest books were signed by collectors from 26 states, despite rains and flooding that plagued the region for weeks on end. Exhibitor sales are consistently strong, generating approximately 2.2 million dollars across all price ranges and mediums.

Located on Interstate-91 just 15 minutes north of the Massachusetts Turnpike, Northampton is under an hour from Hartford, the Berkshires and southern Vermont; under two hours from Boston, Albany and southern Connecticut; less than three hours from New York City. Designated "The Best Small Art Town in America" and one of AmericanStyle Magazine's top "Art Destinations", Northampton is a cultural, dining and shopping destination for visitors from all over the Northeast.

Paradise City Marlborough
marlborough, massachusetts
november 17, 18 & 19, 2006
175 exhibitors

booth and schedule info
download the application

about the show

Paradise City Marlborough, in just three years, has become Metro Boston’s premier holiday season show. Like its sister show in the same location in March, this is an elegant, well-attended show with strong high-end purchases and record exhibitor sales this year of nearly 1.5 million dollars. This show attracts considerable publicity in the Boston press and its convenient location, beautiful layout and abundant free parking draws raves from an appreciative audience.

At the entrance to Paradise City Marlborough is the sunlit Sculpture Court, which provides a prominent and effective display area for large-scale sculpture and functional garden pieces. Acoustic jazz in the Scultpure Court lends a lively, upscale ambiance to the entire show.

Located in the heart of Boston's affluent western suburbs, at the crossroads of eastern New England, Marlborough has easy access to Boston, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and major airports. The Royal Plaza Trade Center's convenient Boston-area location, beautiful layout and abundant free parking draw a loyal, sophisticated and appreciative audience to this Paradise City show.

Washington and Westchester Craft Shows

The application for the Washington and Westchester Craft Shows are now available online.


2006 deadline for the Westchester and Washington shows is April 1 at midnight. Applications submitted after this date are subject to a late fee. Applications submitted offline will not be accepted after April 1.

The deadline for the 2006 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show has past. Information for the 2007 show application will be available mid-2006. Please check back for updates.


Crafts America shows are open to all craft artists who reside and work in the United States. All work must be well conceived and expertly executed in the U.S. It also must be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools. Whether one-of-a-kind or limited production, work should reflect the individuality of the artist.


Jurors' selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in slides submitted. Juried work represents a broad spectrum of media, technique, and creative design. However, only the following categories of contemporary fine art are eligible:

Fiber Wearable
Fiber Decorative
Mixed Media

Categories not accepted: calligraphy, fine arts such as painting, photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category; dried flower arrangements; pressed flowers; seed and pod decorations; cut bottles and embellished objects such as painted boxes, stones, shells, buttons. Objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are also not acceptable.

The Jurors for the 2006 Washington and Westchester Craft Shows are:

Helen W. Drutt English
Founder/Director Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

David McFadden
Chief Curator Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

Norma Minkowitz
Fiber Sculpture Artist, Curator, Lecturer, Westport, CT


Westchester and Washington Shows: Jury decisions will be emailed May 29th. Contracts for accepted artists will be mailed June 1.

Palm Beach Fine Craft Show: TBA for 2007 show.

Slides from artists selected by the jury to exhibit will be held until after the show for publicity purposes. Slides from artists put on the wait list will be held until after the show.


Cash awards will be made for outstanding work in various categories at each show.


Each show will be provided security on premises both day and night; however, each artist exhibits at his/her own risk.

Crafts at the Castle

Postmark Deadline for Submissions: APRIL 1 4 , 2006

Crafts at the Castle is a showcase for the finest contemporary craft and design in America, a standard established by our first show in 1986 and sustained every year since then.
All work must be original, executed by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, and created by individual craftspeople. Sales representatives and agents for groups of craftspeople are not eligible; each artist must be juried individually, and if selected, must be in attendance for the duration of the show. Work should be
well-conceived and must show imagination, evidence of “handmadeness”, originality and the mark of the artist's individuality. Artists applying to the show must apply under a specific category.

Each year at Crafts at the Castle, the show jury selects three artist award winners to represent superb artistry and workmanship in three categories: Excellence in Craft ($2,500), Excellence in a specific Craft Medium($1,500), and New Face/New Work ($1,500) for a first-time exhibitor in the show. In 2006, the specific Craft Medium award will be chosen in Ceramics. These awards, presented by Family Service of Greater Boston, include financial prizes totaling $5,500.
In addition, Family Service is proud to collaborate with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to present the MFA Director’s Choice Award, a purchase prize chosen from among Crafts at the Castle exhibitors by an MFA curator. The piece chosen for this award and purchased by the Museum enters the Museum’s collection.

2 0 0 6 J U R Y

JoAnne Russo, award-winning basket-maker
and winner of the Museum of Fine Arts
Directors Choice Award. JoAnne’s work is
included in museums and private collections
all over the country.

Claudia Mills, master weaver and designer
and longtime exhibitor at Crafts at the
Castle. Claudia’s rugs are included in private
homes and collections all over the country.

Lucy LaCoste, owner and curator of LaCoste
Gallery in Concord, MA, concentrating on
the very best ceramic art being produced
around the world.


Fill out the application form and mail with
five (5) color slides of current work, one (1) booth
slide, and a non-refundable check for $38.00 to:

Family Service of Greater Boston
Attn: Crafts at the Castle
31 Heath Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Please make checks payable to:
Family Service of Greater Boston
Media category must be indicated on the form or a
category will be assigned to the applicant.

APRIL 14 , 2006

To apply in two different media categories, please
submit two separate and complete applications,
including fees. If only one application is accepted,
only work in that medium may be exhibited at
Crafts at the Castle. Only work in the medium or
category for which exhibitors apply may be exhibited
at Crafts at the Castle.

Artists working together may submit one application
if they collaborate on every piece. If accepted, every
piece exhibited at the show must be a collaboration.
Inquiries may be directed to:
Cori Champagne, Co-Director
617-523-6400 ext 5987


November 30, 2006

December 1-3, 2006

Crafts at the Castle is the annual benefit for Family Service of Greater Boston. Artist application fees and booth fees cover the costs of the Hynes Convention Center, exhibition services, and publicity. All ticket sales, Corporate Sponsorships, individual gifts, and auction donations support FSGB social service programs for children and families.


Inaugural Textile Art Exhibition
June 16 to July 1, 2006

Works are selected by a panel of respected jurors and will be judged by the president of the Guild together with two esteemed members of the textile community. Prizes are offered totalling $3,200. FABRICATE is open to members and non-members over 18 years, for works no larger than 150 cm square, created since January 1, 2005.

April 4: Deadline for entries

Download FABRICATE Entry Form

Alternatively, send a stamped SAE to "TAG - FABRICATE" at the Guild (P.O. Box 508, Malvern, Vic., 3144) and an entry form will be mailed to you. Email enquiry.



  • Work must be textile or textile-related.
  • Work must not exceed 150 cm x 150 cm.
  • Work must be able to be manually handled by two people, with ease.
  • Framed work with glass must be delivered and collected from 170 Wattletree Road or be framed with perspex.
  • Only work commenced after January, 2005, which has not been previously exhibited in Metropolitan Melbourne will be eligible for selection.
  • There are no rules regarding who may apply, except that applicants must be aged 18 or over on the 25th November 2006. There are no other limitations on eligibility. You do not have to be a member of the Embroiderers Guild, Victoria.


  • Applications will only be accepted on the official entry form.
  • Additional copies can be photocopied or downloaded (PDF file) from the web site at
  • Applicants may enter up to 2 works, each accompanied by its own entry form. If an entry is multi-part, it must have been conceived and created as a single entity with no dimension can be larger than 150 cm.
  • Each work should be represented in JPG format on CD and hardcopy (A4). One image must show the entire work, the other a detailed area, which will help the jurors understand the technique and / or
    method of construction.
  • Do not send original or sole copies.

TAG represents both established and emerging artists under the auspices of the Embroiderers Guild, Victoria.

Through an appreciation of traditional and contemporary techniques, and a love of textiles, we aim to inspire, support, inform and network together.

Our mission will be shared through monthly meetings, exploring creativity and skills, culminating in annual exhibitions, demonstrating the breadth of excellence in contemporary textile and surface design.

Call For Applications for TWO Fine Furnishings Shows

The First Annual Fine Furnishings Milwaukee Show
Show Dates: September 23 & 24, 2006
Show Location: Midwest Airline Center

The Eleventh Annual Fine Furnishings Providence Show
Show Dates: October 27 – 29, 2006
Show Location: Rhode Island Convention Center

No deadline and no fee.

Producers of the Fine Furnishings Shows in Providence, Rhode Island and Milwaukee, Wisconsin are accepting applications from artisans interested in being invited to exhibit. Each Fine Furnishings Show presents a marketplace for handcrafted furniture, decorative accessories and original art.

Both fine furnishings shows provide a venue for artisans to meet with designers, decorators, members of the home decor media, collectors, and the general public to make direct sales, initiate commissions, and generate publicity about their work. Many dedicated exhibitors have developed long-term relationships with clients they originally met at fine furnishings. The shows are open to artists and designers residing and working in North America who are the principal behind the design and craftsmanship of the work. All work must be originally designed, handcrafted and appropriate for home decor. Artisans interested in applying to exhibit in either or both shows may download an application here or from the website:
Alternatively, they may call 401 841-9201 to have an application faxed or mailed.

Invitations to new applicants will be issued based on type of work, fit with the show, and available space. The show is 60% handcrafted furniture - 30% is handmade accessories and fine art - 10% of the show is guilds, museums, schools with student work and our media partners. The show will be expanding by 50 booths this year.

Both fine furnishings shows are officially endorsed by The Furniture Society, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to support the creation of fine studio furniture that is produced in a small shop environment, rather than a large factory.

The Fine Furnishings Shows are owned and produced by KL Communications, Inc., of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tohono Chul Park

Entry Postmark Date: April 1, 2006
No entry fee

Tohono Chul Park — May 4-June 13, 2006

Tohono Chul Park, in Tucson, Arizona, is the Southwest’s center where Nature, Art and Culture connect. The non-profit, 49-acre desert preserve has an active arts and cultural program and offers changing exhibitions in an Exhibit House that is open daily to the public.

EXHIBIT THEME: In a similar manner as a real postcard, your fiber art postcard should document a real or imagined place, trip or event in the state of Arizona.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists working with fiber-based materials living anywhere in the world. Participants may send ONE postcard to the exhibit. Card should be 4" x 6" and made predominantly of fiber-based media. It must be able to carry postage and be mailed without an envelope. Card should be postmarked between March 1, 2006 and April 1, 2006.

Download entry form

Coral Street Arts House

Closeknit: History, Textile and Place
Submission Deadline: Friday March 24th

Coral Street Arts House seeks submissions for an upcoming exhibition
entitled Closeknit: History, Textile and Place

Coral Street Arts House
Attn: Closeknit
2446 Coral Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19125
Meredith Warner, Exhibition Co-Organizer
Carrie Cook, Exhibition Co-Organizer
Laura Semmelroth, Coral Street Coordinator

Investigating the processes of binding and labor, CSAH seeks works that relate to the building's history as a former textile mill in Kensington and how the textile manufacturing process relates to the larger problem of weaving the community surrounding CSAH together. This project seeks textile works and works of other materials that use the industry of textile production as a starting point (weaving, binding, sewing, knitting, intertwining). Our goal is for the show to encompass a range of works, from traditional craft-works to new media and performance. Submissions should consider the history of the site, building, industry and community. Research provided by Power's & Co., an architectural preservation and restoration firm, is available for you to download by clicking HERE.

You may also consider making an appointment to see the building by emailing: Laura Semmelroth, Coral Street Coordinator.

Pieces may fit loosely, but are not limited to, one of two categories:
1. A textile (garment, object or otherwise) that engages the labor, industry or history of textiles. It may also consider the places and people that are associated with the textile industry.
2. Conceptual, performative or material projects (of any medium) that borrow from textile processes, also considering labor, industry, history, people and place.

Each artist or collaborative group may submit as many as 3 works or project proposals.
Please do not exceed a total of 10 images.
Submissions may include proposals for non-invasive installations, performance and other non-traditional medium.
Submissions can be in the form of slide, sketch, written description, CD, VHS or DVD. Video should be appropriately cued.
Websites and email submissions are accepted (jpg format at 72 dpi).
Please also include some supportive material about yourself or your group (i.e. resume, artist statement, slide list, etc.).
Materials will only be returned if you provide a SASE.
Any selected installations, performative proposals, or other works requiring non-traditional installation, will be negotiated on an individual basis. Please feel free to contact us with specific questions.

Download the Submission Form Here

Submission Deadline: Friday March 24th
Notification of Acceptance: Friday March 31st
Delivery for Installation: Friday April 14th
Opening: Friday April 21st

* CSAH can not provide AV equipment. Artist must provide it themselves.
* Artists must be aware that during the length of the show the CSAH exhibition space will be used by both the residents and local community for activities outside of a traditional gallery space.
* CSAH has installation restrictions that prevent the puncture of any of the buildings surfaces. Please consider this in your proposals.
* Artists are responsible for shipping / transportation of works to and from CSAH.

Web Resources:
* PDF of the Coral Street Application to the National Historic Registry provided by Power's & Co.
* Local Historian Ken Milano
* "Old Kensington"
* "The Kensington History Project. Can History Become the Future?"
* "John Hewson: Kensington's Revolutionary War Hero"
* Wikipedia on Kensington

Book Resources:
"The Peoples of Philadelphia: A History of Ethnic Groups and Lower Class Life 1790-1940" by Alan F. Davis
"Proprietary Capitalism" by Philip Scranton
"Voices of Kensington" by Jean Seder

Friday, February 03, 2006

American Craft Exposition

Application Deadline March 1, 2006

The 22nd annual Auxiliary of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare American Craft Exposition, a juried exhibition and sale will be held at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion on Northwestern University's campus in Evanston, Illinois. The jury will accept 150 craft artists.

Apply on-line
Apply by mail
Download application brochure

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. For technical assistance email: For other questions regarding online application email us at

Safe & Secure Payments

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2006

Show Dates: August 25 through August 27, 2006

The American Craft Exposition is open to all craftsmen who are residents of and working in the United States. Work must be produced by the craftsmen or under their personal supervision. Work should be made by hand or with appropriate tools. Eligible media categories include baskets, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood. Categories not accepted: fine arts such as painting, photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category; dried flower arrangements; pressed flowers; seed and pod decorations; gourds, cut bottles and embellished objects such as painted boxes, weather boards, stones, shells, buttons, decorated furniture and handmade reproductions. Objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are also not acceptable.

Media Categories
The function of the work rather than the material should determine the media. It is the majority of work which determines media category.

Definitions of Media Categories:
Baskets: Functional and sculptural work‹material used is woven or plaited.
Ceramics: Functional and sculptural work primary material is clay.
Fiber Decorative: Wall hangings, quilts, rugs, etc.‹primary material is fiber.
Fiber Wearable: Work that is primarily intended to be worn.
Furniture: Work which has the primary function of furniture. All materials included.
Glass: Functional and sculptural work‹primary material is glass.
Jewelry: Work which has the primary function of jewelry.
Leather: Functional, wearable and sculptural work‹primary material is leather.
Metal: Functional and sculptural work‹primary material is metal.
Mixed Media: Work which is the union of two or more media.
Paper: Functional and sculptural work‹primary material is handmade paper.
Wood: Functional and sculptural work‹primary material is wood.

A craftsman who wishes to apply in different media categories must submit applications in each category. We will not jury duplicate slides in different media categories. If only one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited. More than one application in the same media category is not acceptable. We reserve the right to place a craftsman in another media category. A craftsman whose work reflects a variety of functions within the same media category should submit one application. The images should reflect the same proportion of work as will be represented in the booth (i.e., three jewelry images and two vessel images).

Application and Fees
Each applicant is strongly encouraged to use the electronic application available above to submit their information and five (5) electronic images. A nonrefundable fee of $40 for applying electronically is payable online by VISA or MasterCard through March 1, 2006. The fee will increase to $50 for applications submitted after March 1 through March 15, 2006.

Applicants not applying electronically may submit an application and five (5) slides by regular mail to American Craft Exposition, PO Box 283, Winnetka, IL 60093-0283. A nonrefundable fee of $50 for applying by regular mail is payable by check. (This includes a fee of $10 to cover the cost of data entry and electronic scanning of the five (5) photo images.) The fee will increase to $60 for applications postmarked after March 1 through March 8, 2005. Applications postmarked after March 8, 2006 will not be accepted.

Emerging Artists
To encourage the participation of craftsmen who are beginning their careers, an Emerging Artist category is available. This option is open only to those who are applying to ACE for the first time. The application procedure and fees are the same as for the regular applicants. However, those who check the emerging artist category will be juried separately from the other applicants. If you choose to
apply as an emerging artist, you must do so exclusively. Those who are accepted will share a booth with one or two other emerging artists, thereby reducing their booth expenses.

Acceptance Information
Notification of the jury¹s decision will be mailed by April 15, 2006 by regular mail. Slides submitted with applications will be returned if a stamped self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage is included.

Exhibition Information
Northwestern University offers a magnificent indoor setting in which to display work. This beautiful, air-conditioned facility overlooking Lake Michigan has high ceilings and superb lighting.

A 10' x 10' booth is $875
A 10' x 10' corner booth is $1,125
A 10' x 15' booth is $1,300
A 10' x 15' corner booth is $1,550

Requests for 10' x 15' booths and for corner booths will be filled on a first come first served basis.

No commission is taken on sales.

Cash awards will be made for outstanding work in various categories. $16,000 in award money was presented to craftsmen at the 2005 Exposition.

Security will be provided, but each craftsman exhibits all work at his or her own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. The American Craft Exposition Committee, The Auxiliary of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University are not responsible for damage, theft or loss of an individual's work. An overnight lock-up will be available to jewelers for a fee.

Percent for Art Competition

Terminal D & Terminal E Expansion and Modernization Project, Philadelphia International Airport

THIS PERCENT FOR ART COMMISSION is a joint project of the Exhibitions Program at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the City of Philadelphia’s Public Art Program, administered by the Department of Public Property. Since 1959, more than 300 works of art have been commissioned through the City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art ordinance. This is a juried competition, open to artists who live in the United States, to commission artwork for Philadelphia International Airport, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia International Airport and the City of Philadelphia’s Public Art Program encourages artists to propose works that respond directly to the characteristics of the specified site and will enrich the public’s experience at the Airport.

Click here to download application.

This competition is open to artists and collaborative teams who live in the United States.

Location One
Two Escalator Walls—one wall is located along the escalator to Terminal D
and one wall is located along the escalator to Terminal E.
Budget: up to $250,000 for the two walls
Character: Two-dimensional work only

Location Two
Terminal E Rotunda
Budget: up to $350,000
Character: Two-dimensional and/or Three-dimensional work

A total budget of up to $600,000 has been allocated for two site-specific commissions. The entire budget will not be given to one artist or one collaborative team. Each artist or team may submit separate proposals for both sites but no more that one site will be awarded to each artist or team.

The sum of the budget is inclusive of all artist’s fees, contract preparation fee, insurance, fabrication, site preparation, installation, and all other project related expenses.


All submissions must be received at the Public Art Program by 4pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2006. This is not a postmark deadline. All materials should be mailed or delivered (in one envelope) to:

1000 Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia PA 19102
No late entries, faxes, or digital submissions will be accepted.

39th Annual Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2006

Application Deadline March 20, 2006

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA

Download the prospectus here.

Harrisburg, PA – The 39th annual Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2006 exhibition opens June 10, 2006 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. This prestigious showcase for the talent, creativity and diversity of Pennsylvania’s established and emerging artists is cosponsored by The State Museum of Pennsylvania and The Greater Harrisburg Arts Council.

Art of the State is a highly competitive, juried art exhibition open to state residents in five categories: painting, works on paper, photography, sculpture and craft, and juried by distinguished judges from around the Mid-Atlantic region. The Greater Harrisburg Arts Council annually presents cash awards totaling more than $5,000, and The State Museum offers a $2,000 Purchase Award. Applications are available by calling the Museum, 717-783-9904; the Greater Harrisburg Arts Council at 717-238-5180, or by downloading an application from The State Museum website.

Jurors for 2006

Painting and Works on Paper
Susan Fisher Sterling
Chief Curator, Deputy Director for Art and Programs
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

Tom Beck
Chief Curator, Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Three-dimensional, Craft and Sculpture
Doris Nogueria-Rogers
New Jersey Artist, Curator, Educator

Juror, PA Council on the Arts Awards Juror
Michael A. Tomor, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

As in previous years, dates of the exhibition will cover the summer months, opening on Saturday, June 10 and closing on Sunday, September 10 to coincide with Harrisburg’s Annual Gallery Walk.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Deadline for submissions: February 10, 2006.
Submissions received after 5 pm, February 10, 2006, will not be considered for exhibition.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street
Troy, New York
(518) 273-0552

Download the prospectus here.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is seeking work for an open call and for possible thematic exhibitions. Visual artists in all media are invited to submit slides for consideration.

Submissions can be of any media, and will be viewed anonymously by a panel of professional artists and curators.

A. Open Call
The Arts Center is interested in reviewing new work in all media - painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video,photography, performance, and mixed media presentations.

B. 2006 Ceramics Regional
Independent curator and critic Thomas Piché, Jr. seeks contemporary clay artists living within a 100-mile radius of The Arts Center of The Capital Region for an exhibition in the center’s Main Gallery. Preference will be given to sculptural
ceramics that are expressively content driven; to forms that may refer to the historical utility of the genre, but in ways that confront the characteristics of function; and to work whose makers view ceramic craft as a starting point and not a final goal. This exhibition is scheduled for Fall 2006.

C. Call for curatorial proposals
Exhibition proposals must include the following:

-A typed curatorial statement of not more than 125
words that includes the concept of the exhibition.
-At least 10 images representative of work being
considered for inclusion in proposed exhibition.
Images should be printed hard copies, slides or
CD-ROM (this category only).
-A current resume or curriculum vitae listing
curatorial experience.
-Current resumes or bios of proposed artists to be
included in exhibition. Indicate any special technical
requirements or gallery preparation.
-A SASE is required for the return of materials.
*The Arts Center hires only curators with previous
experience and does not accept proposals where the
curator is one of the exhibiting artists.

11th annual Arts in the Park festival in High School Park

Deadline March 10, 2006

Sunday, June 4, 2006 10 am to 5 pm
Rain date Sunday June 11, 2006
Free Admission

Arts in the Park is located at High School Park, at the corner of Montgomery Ave and High School Road, one block from the Elkins Park railroad station.

Show Features

• 50 juried artists and crafters
• Talented young musicians and singers from the community
• Food vendors
• Childrens' hands-on arts and crafts
• Moonbounce, Hayride, Face painting, and other activities.

To request an application contact or call 215-782-8082, or visit the website for more information.

Arts in the Park is a juried, outdoor festival show open to all artists and fine crafters in all media who design and produce their own work.

The Friends of High School Park created the Arts in the Park festival in 1996 to raise funds to transform the then-derelict site of the first Cheltenham High School. Friends of High School Park is a volunteer group whose mission is to work in cooperation with the township and residents to make the park a place of beauty and relaxation, a center of educational activities, and a good environment for birds, butterflies, and native plants.