Monday, March 27, 2006

Platteforum Creative Residencies

Deadline: May 5, 2006

Open to artists in all genres including the visual and performing arts, design arts, new media, installation, filmmaking, writing, book arts, and craft/folk arts. Artists can apply as individuals or in collaborative teams. Students may apply but are required to have a teacher or established artist as the lead artist on their project. Artists apply to use PlatteForum as a studio environment for 4 to 6 weeks, and have access to the studio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Residency period from September 11 to May 25, 2007.

Each resident or collaborative team proposes a body of work that will be in part dedicated to creating unique art experiences with youth. Artists receive a modest stipend during their residency. For application and program guidelines, PlatteForum, 1610 Little Raven St., Ste. 125, Denver, CO 80202. (303) 893-0791;


Painting Space 122

Postmark deadline: May 15, 2006

Painting Space 122 is accepting applications for its one-year Project Studio Space Program for painters, sculptors and mixed media artists (There are no darkroom facilities).

Studios are available for a low monthly rent from October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007 to professional working artists with a NYC area residence. Past recipients must wait five years before reapplying. Students are not eligible. Download application in pdf format from

To receive an application by mail, send an S.A.S.E. to: Painting Space 122; ATTN: Project Space Application; 150 First Avenue; NY, NY 10009.

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

Application Deadline: May 1, 2006

Calling all visual artists working in Philadelphia!

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) is the largest open studio event in the region, with over 180 participating artists.

POST 2006 is scheduled for October 7-8 (studios West of Broad Street) and October 14-15 (studios east of Broad).

There are a couple of great exhibition opportunities for POST artists this year, including a show at the National Constitution Center that will open on First Friday, October 6th, and a show at the gallery of the Center For Emerging Visual Artists off Rittenhouse Square.

Register today! Visit the website or contact us for more information: (215) 546-7775 x13 /

Click here to download registration forms for Philadelphia Open Studio Tours 2006.

Application/Entry Fee: $80

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST)
The Center For Emerging Visual Artists
237 South 18th Street, Suite. 3A
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Pleiades Gallery 24th Annual Juried Show

DEADLINE: Saturday, April 29.

Exhibition Dates: June 29 -July 22, 2006.

Annual Juried Exhibition. Open to all media.

Juror: Elisabeth Sussman, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art

PROSPECTUS: download from

or send SASE to:

Pleiades Gallery
530 W. 25th St. 4th floor
NY, NY 10001-5516
Phone: 646-230-0056

Phoenix Gallery 2006 National Juried Competition

Deadline: April 29, 2006

Exhibition Dates: June 21 - July 15, 2006.

Juror: Tricia Yunjoo Paik, Curatorial Assistant, Dept. Of Drawings, The Museum Of Modern Art, NY

All Media Considered.

Award: Solo/Group Show

For complete information visit the website:

Or Send SASE, Phoenix Gallery, 210 Eleventh Ave., 902, New York, NY 10001



August 19 to September 17, 2006


A juried exhibition of recent work in which text is integral to the composition and concept. Texture

is part of a regular series of exhibitions at ALL exploring the convergence of the visual and literary arts.


Entries must be original work completed within the last two years. All media considered.

ENTRY FEE/INSTRUCTIONS: $25 for up to three entries. Mail clearly labeled slides, along with SASE for return of slides and notification, entry fee and a completed entry form to ALL Gallery, 319 Peck Street, New Haven, CT 06513.

ALL Gallery
319 Peck Street
New Haven, CT 06513

The Leeway Foundation's Art and Change Grants

The Leeway Foundation's grantmaking programs honor the transformative work of women and trans artists. The Art and Change Grants Awards fund women and trans people in the Delaware Valley region (Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties) who create art for social change.

Art and Change Grant
This is a project-based grants of up to $2,500 for women and trans people who have financial need to create their art and social change project or opportunity. The grant supports projects that have an impact on the artist and a larger group, audience, or community. All applicants must have a letter of support from a supporting or collaborating Change Partner.

(Remaining) 2006 Art and Change Grant Deadlines: June 12 & October 16

The Leeway Foundation's Transformation Award

The Leeway Foundation's grantmaking programs honor the transformative work of women and trans artists. The Transformation Award fund women and trans people in the Delaware Valley region (Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties) who create art for social change.

Transformation Award

This is an annual, unrestricted (not project-based) award of $15,000 for women and trans artists in the Delaware Valley who create art for social change and have done so for at least five years, as well as demonstrating continued growth and commitment to this work.

2006 Transformation Award Deadlines: April 10 (Stage 1), August 18 [(Stage 2), by invitation only]

The Award application is a two-stage process.

Stage 1: Open to all eligible women artists. After a review of applications (basic eligibility and five questions about their art and change work), all applicants will receive notification and selected artists will receive invitations to apply to Stage 2, by mid July 2006.

Stage 2: By invitation. All invited applicants will receive a $150 application stipend to cover the costs of preparing work samples. Invited artists will receive notification and announcement of final awardees in December 2006.

Click Here for Application

The Marfa Moment Show

Deadline: July 1, 2006

An Exhibition Opportunity
For Texas Artists

What is a "Marfa Moment"?
An open competition for any artist, groups of artists, arts organizations or curators to
propose an exhibition in Marfa , Texas during the "Chinati Open House" Weekend,
the second week of October 2006. All artwork must be done by Texas artists.


At the Marfa Studio of Arts "Waterstop Gallery" located in the heart of Marfa at 106 East
San Antonio St . Our gallery is a modest (800 square foot) exhibition space with 10 foot
white walls, gallery lighting and on the street visibility.

What will we offer?

Support to install your exhibition during this weekend when thousands of art interested
visitors flock to Marfa to tour the Donald Judd collection and to visit the established
exhibition spaces as well as the impromptu events.

Press coverage to area papers and radio, including printed materials to announce exhibition.
� A manned gallery open to the public during the event and for the duration of the exhibition.
� Support to help defray costs of shipping or other art transportation based on available funding.
� Help in obtaining housing for exhibiting artists and participants, dependent on need.

Proposal requirements:
� A one page written explaining the premise of the exhibition.
� Names and resumes of all participants of the exhibition.
� Images of artists work on non-returnable CD-ROM or printed images from invitations,
brochures etc. Please do not send slides or any image materials that need to be returned.

Proposals must be received by July 1, 2006. Selection made by August 1, 2006

A Marfa Moment
The Marfa Studio of Arts
P.O. Box 1189
Marfa , Texas 79843

Please address any questions through email to

The Artist's Magazine 23rd Annual Art Competition

Entry Deadline: May 1, 2006


The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world. Only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant, will be considered. Work done in photography, including any use of photographs or photocopies other than as minor elements of a collage, will not be considered. Digital or computer-generated artwork will not be considered. Sculpture will not be considered. Employees of F+W Publications, Inc., and their immediate families, are not eligible.


Entries will be pre-judged and finalists will be chosen by a selection committee. Award winners and honorable mentions will be selected by the jurors named on the opposite page. All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged.The decision of the jurors is final. The jurors reserve the right to re categorize entries.

The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition
4700 East Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Quilt National 2007


Quilt National 2007 is the fifteenth in the series of international juried competitions dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for NEW work that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of techniques and innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric.

Visitors to Quilt National '07 will see that the time-honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today's artists rise to meet the challenges of new techniques and materials.

Approximately 85 works will be selected for display at the Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, May 26 - September, 2007. Following its debut in Athens,Ohio, portions of the collection will circulate to other venues through December, 2009.

For additional information contact:

Quilt National '07
Dairy Barn Arts Center
P.O. Box 747
Athens, OH 45701-0747
Telephone: 740-592-4981
Fax: 740-592-5090

Rules and Regulations
Entry Form
FAQ About Eligibility

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Textile History Forum Call for Papers

The fifth biennial Textile History Forum will be held Columbus Day Weekend (October 6-8, 2006) at Winterthur Museum in Winterthur, Delaware. At this lively gathering, textile enthusiasts from all over the country will hear juried papers, share works in progress, take behind-the-scenes tours of Winterthur, participate in small group workshops, and enjoy a banquet and auction of antique textiles, textile tools, and textile-related items.

Call for Papers: The Forum seeks papers on all aspects of textile history from the pre-Columbian period through the twenty-first century, including textile technology, costume, quilts, weaving, dyeing, spinning, technological innovations, textile availability, and so on. Current and unpublished research is especially encouraged. Those interested in presenting a paper at the Forum should submit a one-page proposal by March 30, 2006.

Proposals chosen for presentation will be announced by April 15, 2006. Final papers should be no more than 16 pages long, including citations, bibliography, and illustrations. Final papers are due by August 15, and will be published in the Proceedings of the Textile History Forum. Authors will retain copyright. Copies of the proceedings will be available to all registrants who attend the Forum.

In addition to formal paper presentations, the Textile History Forum will include a Works-in-Progress session to allow those currently involved in research but not yet ready to present a formal paper to share information on their work. Those interested in participating in the Works-in-Progress session should submit a brief description of their project for consideration.

The Textile History Forum brings together textile historians, students, researchers, museum curators, independent scholars, and textile enthusiasts from around the country for two days of intense exchange. Participants will have the opportunity to take small behind-the-scenes tours at Winterthur, take hands-on workshops, bid on textile-related items at our Forum auction, and enjoy the wonderful resources of the Winterthur museum complex.

The Textile History Forum has been meeting and publishing important research on textiles since 1999. Highlights of previous meetings include discussion and reproduction of pre-Columbian woven shoes; a tour through handwear of the 18th century; identifying Ohio coverlet weavers; researching fabrics used in African American Quilts; examinations of tailors' account books; investigation of design house fabrics; and studies of silk woven for cartridge bags in WWI.

Send proposals and inquiries to Rabbit Goody, The Textile History Forum, 101 Chestnut Ridge Road, Cherry Valley, NY 13320. 518-284-2729 phone/fax. Email: On the web at or

Friday, March 24, 2006

Small Works II

Deadline: May 1, 2006

Small Works II
August 1 - 31, 2006

An exhibit of small format fiber work to be presented at the Ayer Lofts Gallery in conjunction with the Lowell Quilt Festival. One of three juried art quilt exhibits being held in Lowell in August 2006, Small Works II offers a venue for work that goes beyond the boundaries of the popular conception of 'quilt'. Experimental work is welcome.
The work shall be small in size but there are no other limitations. We encourage submission of work that is for sale.

Eligibility - Work, when mounted for gallery presentation, may be no larger than 11" on its smallest side and 17" on its largest side. Work will be juried from actual size color photocopies. Entry fee $25 for up to 5 entries.

Jurors: Steven Syverson, sculptor; Gay Tracy, painter and Maxine Farkas, fiber artist

For full prospectus and entry form go to:

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Alpan International 2006

Deadline: April 29, 2006

Exhibit Dates: September 2 to September 27, 2006

ELIGIBILITY: Any artist over 18 years of age working in two and three dimensions in any media (including photography, digital art, installation). Maximum size of 6 ft. in height or width for 2D works, and 6 ft. in any dimension for 3D works.

AWARDS: Group Show, US $ 1,000 Cash award, to the best in the show. The gallery takes NO COMMISSION on sales. The gallery will also review the slides (in addition to the juror) to select 10 or more artists for the gallery group shows, which sometimes may lead to inclusion in the gallery stable.

JUROR: Professor DONALD KUSPIT, Distinguished Art Critic, Author and Professor of Art History & Philosophy at Stony Brook University.

For full details visit website:


One of a Kind Show and Sale

Deadline for entering: May 1, 2006

The One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago features over 350 of North America's top fine artists and craftspeople, and categories including painting, sculpture, glass, photography, furniture, jewelry, and fiber art. Every item available at the show is made by hand, one piece at a time.

2006 Show Dates
December 8-10, 2006

First Look Evening
December 7, 2006

Acceptance Criteria

You must be the maker, designer, creator and producer of the work. Your product, booth design, & application information will be juried for quality, authenticity, uniqueness, salability & overall presentation. Artists must be present with their work for the entire 31/2 days of the show.

Application and Jury Process

Application deadline for the December 2006 show must be completed and submitted before midnight (CST) on May 1, 2006. All applications must be submitted online through Zapplication at To be considered, you will be asked to:

  • Create an online artist profile

  • Prepare and upload 4 digital images of your work & 1 image of a booth presentation (images must be 1920 pixels by 1920 pixels)

  • Submit a $30 (USD) non-refundable application fee

  • Complete the online application and submit it before midnight (CST) on May 1, 2006

  • Questions
    If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Hogan at 312.527.7642 or

    2007 Blackberry Gallery Solo Shows

    Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 5:00 p.m.

    The Port Moody Arts Centre is looking for three dimensional and two dimensional exhibitions that are enlightening, innovative, challenging or that take our viewers on a journey of the imagination. All media are welcome.

    Entries will be juried based on the ideas the artist is expressing, as well as the competency with the media.


  • A brief written proposal for the exhibition, with a working title

  • Visual documentation: images on CDs are required

  • An artist statement relating to the proposed exhibition

  • Artist’s biography and curriculum vitae or resume

  • One piece of original work – if practical

  • Artist contact info with email address

  • Detailed submission information is available on the Port Moody Arts Centre website or by contacting the gallery at or by phoning 604 931-2008 ex 105.

    For information on application procedures, please read 2007 Gallery Solo Shows

    For frequently asked questions, please read the Gallery Submission Guide

    2006 Wearable Art Competition

    Deadline: July 25, 2006

    Wearable Art Awards 2006
    Port Moody City Hall Galleria

    Exhibit Dates
    September 26 to October 22, 2006

    We encourage entries from artists from all over the world. There are no requirements for residency, nationality, age, or educational background for submitting to the Wearable ArtAwards.


  • Spike Pub Brassiere Fantasque
  • Children
  • Headdresses
  • Open
  • Pacific Coast Terminals Recycled Materials

  • All entries must be wearable (but do not need to be practical in any way). Please keep in mind that the entries will be modeled on the runway and need to withstand being taken on and off, multiple photo shoots and fittings.

    All accepted entries will be included in the awards fashion show as well as a static four week long exhibition, both to be held at the Port Moody City Hall Galleria.

    We’re here to help! Any questions can be directed to (604)931-2008 or

    Over $3000 in prize money will be awarded. Maximum amount of a single prize to be awarded will be $500.

    The Wearable Art Awards Submission Form

    Please click here for frequently asked questions...

    National Juried Exhibition: Art of Adornment

    Postmark deadline: April 30, 2006

    Cornucopia Art Center in Lanesboro has extended its call for entries for The Art of Adornment, a national juried exhibition to be held July 1 ­ Aug. 19, 2006. The new deadline for entries is April 30, 2006. The exhibition's broad theme of adornment allows for creative license and should elicit a variety of work in metal, fiber, glass, wood, ceramic and any other media than can be used to adorn the human body. Artists from North America who design and produce their own work are eligible to apply. The work must have been completed within the last two years and not previously shown in Southeastern Minnesota. Juror: Elizabeth Bucheit. Entry Fee: $35.

    Visit the website for complete details:
    Download the prospectus:

    Online Knitting Magazine Seeks Contributors

    Spun is an online knitting magazine for smart, sassy, artistic, opinionated, empowered and fashion-forward knitters.

    Submission Guidelines

    We're always looking for new patterns and content. Check out our submission guidelines.

    Pattern Submissions
    SPUN wants to stretch its focus beyond knitted items and into the greater world of fiber goodness. We are currently seeking submissions for knitting, crochet, needlepoint, weaving, and any other fiber-based projects.

    Article Submission Details
    Like you, SPUN is more than knitting. Each issue will feature a series of features and diversions, according to the theme.


    Pod: The 2006 Melbourne Scarf Festival

    Register by Friday 31 March

    Pod: The 2006 Melbourne Scarf Festival
    Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 June

    Craft Victoria's annual Melbourne Scarf Festival is just around the corner, and it's time to start preparing your entries for the Scarf Lane Market. The Market is a forest-like display of hand-crafted scarves submitted by professional and amateur makers that fills Craft Victoria's Flinders Lane gallery for three days.

    After exploring the religious, cultural and tribal meaning of scarves, the fourth annual festival moves to technology: Pod. Pod focuses on ways that scarves can house accessories such as iPods, mobile phones or precious objects. Pod is also a group or a collective and scarves that can be worn by more than one person, or that are made by more than one person are encouraged. The opening night launch will be a major event at the BMW Edge, Federation Square with fashion parade and awards ceremony. Due to popular demand the Scarf Festival will continue to feature events, workshops and forums.

    To keep up with the high demand for participation and increased interest in The 2006 Melbourne Scarf Festival we have introduced a small fee for scarf entries. Once again there will be a limit of 3 entries per person and the following fee structure will apply:

    Craft Victoria Members and children under 16 - free

    Non-Members - $15 per entry

    Group entries - $15 per entry

    (NB: if a Craft Victoria Member is participating in a group the entry fee is waived)

    Details about the submission of scarves, scarf awards and guidelines, consignment information and further updates will be provided in The 2006 Melbourne Scarf Festival Retail Kit. To receive a Retail Kit, please register your interest by filling in your details below and returning the information to Craft Victoria or by emailing your complete contact details to no later than 31 March.

    Retail Kits will be sent out from Friday 7 April.

    More information

    Send enquiries to or call Craft Victoria on (03) 9650 7775.

    Visit the website:

    The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2006

    Submission deadline 31 March 2006

    The Competition

    This prestigious competition attracts students of embroidery, fashion, and textiles throughout the world.
    The aim is to promote the use of hand embroidered surface embellishment within the fashion industry. In doing so, it is hoped that contemporary design and fresh approaches can be matched up with the high quality and expertise expected of fashion and couture houses.

    First prize £5000.

    Entry Requirements

    Who Can Enter
    Any student of embroidery in fashion and textiles who is in full time education at the time of application from any country in the world.

    You may also register online by visiting

    Entry Fee
    There is a £20.00 fee to enter. Payment by cheque should be made payable to Hand & Lock. This must include cheque guarantee numbers on the reverse. Payment can also be made securely by debit or credit card, payable to Hand & Lock, via

    Entrants from outside the UK
    Please note that payment must be made by cheque in UK Sterling or securely by credit / debit card through

    Entry Form Deadline: March 31st 2006

    Address to send to:
    The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2006
    86 Margaret Street
    London W1W 8TE
    United Kingdom

    Details from

    EMBROIDERY Seeks Contributors

    Embroidery is searching for contributors with good feature ideas for the magazine. If you have a burning desire to write on an aspect of embroidery or the related applied arts, both past and present, we would love to hear from you. Initially, we would welcome ideas for our feature pages but we would also like to hear direct from embroiderers and textile artists about their work. Anyone who is interested should email the editor, Joanne Hall - or write to her (see the contact page), with a one-page proposal and an indication of the illustrations they would use.

    Tuesday, March 21, 2006


    Deadline: MAY 15, 2006

    The Annual QUILT SURFACE DESIGN SYMPOSIUM is proud to announce its annual competition to be exhibited during the Symposium from June 10 through June 23 at the University Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

    FIRST PLACE: Five Day Class At Next Year's Symposium; SECOND PLACE: Two Day Class At Next Year's Symposium; THIRD PLACE: $150.00; FOURTH PLACE: $75.00

    Pre-Juried by Tracy Rieger and Linda Fowler, Symposium Directors. Award winning fabrics will be chosen by a Faculty Member.

    Send entries to: FABRIC SHOW. c/o Tracy Rieger,464 Vermont Place, Columbus, Ohio 43201

    1. Entry Fee: $35.00 For Up To Three Entries (U.S. Funds Only). No limitation on how many times you may enter.

    2. Size Limitation: Minimum Size 1 Yard, Maximum Size 3 Yards.

    3. Dyes or pigments must be either washable or dry cleanable...and all colors must be stable.

    4. We are looking for yardage only. So please, no scarves, etc.

    5. The fabric can be produced by one individual or by a team.

    6. All entries must be for sale. Sale price must include a commission of 30% for entire yardage. No yardage will be cut.

    7. Jurying will be of the actual pieces and not from slides. PRIZES will be awarded.

    8. All accepted entries will be displayed in June during QUILT SURFACE DESIGN SYMPOSIUM,

    at the University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio.

    9. Return postage must be included plus a large SASE for Acceptance Forms. NO TUBES PLEASE!


    In the American Tradition V

    Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2006

    Four years ago, International Quilt Festival created In the American Tradition, a beautiful showcase for traditionally influenced quilters. This special annual exhibit features the very best in contemporary traditional-based quilting.

    You are invited to submit work for consideration for the fifth year of In the American Tradition. We are looking for both contemporary interpretations and traditional quilts, either by hand or machine, appliquéd, pieced, or wholecloth. In the American Tradition V will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, October 28–November 5, 2006. We would also like to retain selected quilts for possible exhibit at our spring edition of International Quilt Festival in Chicago in April 2007 and our Spring Quilt Market in May 2007.

    To be considered for inclusion in the 2006 exhibit, please contact Darla Hartmann, Special Exhibits Assistant, at 713.781.6864 ext. 105, or Vicki Mangum, Manager of Special Exhibits, at ext. 106, for an information form or visit the website for complete details.

    In Full Bloom III: Floral Quilts

    Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2006

    International Quilt Festival will again showcase flowers and floral quilts in a special exhibit, In Full Bloom III: Floral Quilts in Memory of Helen Pearce O’Bryant. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, October 28–November 5, 2006. We would also like to retain selected quilts for possible exhibit at our spring edition of International Quilt Festival in Chicago in April 2007 and our Spring Quilt Market in May 2007.

    We would like to invite you to be considered for inclusion in the new exhibit. You may submit a total of 5 floral quilts for our consideration, for a submission fee of $25 (or $5 per quilt submitted). Please do not submit a quilt that was included in a previous edition of In Full Bloom.

    Each quilt must have its own form completed and sent to us to be considered for the exhibit. We will gladly accept good quality digital photos of the quilts, or 35mm slides. Please see the visual instructions.

    Completed submissions with visuals must be received in our office by Friday, April 28, 2006. You will be notified no later than Tuesday, June 2, 2006 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 22, 2006. If your quilt is selected and you agree to the full travel schedule, your quilt will be returned to you in May 2007.

    We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please contact Darla Hartmann, Special Exhibits Assistant at 713.781.6864 ext. 105, or Vicki Mangum, Manager of Special Exhibits, at ext. 106,

    Visit the website for forms and complete details.


    Entry Deadline May 11, 2006

    Art Quilts: New England / New York 2006 is a juried biennial exhibition, organized by the Brush Art Gallery and Studios, to identify and encourage regional quilt artists. The exhibition will provide an overview of some of the finest art quilts being produced in the New England and New York area. The exhibition is a feature of the Lowell Quilt Festival to be held August 3 - 6, 2006.

    Artists who are residents of any of the six New England states, or of New York State.

    Slides will be juried by nationally recognized; award-winning quilt artists Esterita Austin and Rhoda Cohen.



    Need more information? Please e-mail or visit

    "Put a Roof Over Our Head” Quilt Contest

    Entry Deadline: POSTMARKED no later than May 15, 2006

    Quilt Contest Rules

    First Prize: Bernina Aurora 440QE (retail price $3699) sewing machine donated by Bernina of America. There will be one first prize given.

    Second Prize: The Electric Quilt Company software package which includes EQ5, BlockBase, Town & Country, Judy Martin Stars & Sets, and the Karen Stone CD (retail price $261.80). There will be one second prize given.

    Competition Theme: Put a Roof Over Our Head contest is to help celebrate The Alliance for American Quilts move to Asheville, North Carolina and to support the mission of documenting, preserving and sharing our great quilt heritage. Let your creativity run wild while using the house pattern and you have met the general theme for the worldwide Alliance for American Quilts competition. Entries can be traditional or art quilts that speak to the theme. Any techniques—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc.—may be used. Quilts are to be made especially for this contest. Any materials can be used. However, the final result must consist of three layers.

    Categories: There is one overall category.

    Limit of Entries: None

    To download the complete contest rules
    Click here for Word document
    Click here for PDF

    To download the entry form:
    Click here for Word document
    Click here for PDF

    To download the pattern guidelines:
    Click here for PDF

    Full contest details are available here:

    Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts Instructors

    Artist Instructors
    If you are interested in participating as an instructor in one of DCCA’s programs, please send a letter of interest and resume that indicates training and teaching experience along with three references to: (preferred method)


    Holly Bennett, Curator of Education
    Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
    200 South Madison Street
    Wilmington, DE 19801

    Visit Artists' Opportunities:

    Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts: Solo shows

    The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications for solo exhibitions in the Beckler Family Members’ Gallery in 2008.

    Applicants must be current DCCA members and must not have exhibited in a solo show at the DCCA in the last two years.

    To join DCCA or renew your membership, go to to download a membership application.

    To apply for a solo exhibition, artists must send the following:
    • 10 digital images on a CD – jpeg format measuring
    1024 x 768 pixels (72 dpi)
    • Image list (title, date, medium, size)
    • Resume
    • Artist’s statement
    • SASE for return of CD

    Each image file should be labeled to correspond with the image list.

    Applications must be postmarked by May 5, 2006 and mailed to:
    200 S. Madison Street
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Attention: Annual Members’ Review

    Call (302) 656.6466 for more information. If you have any questions, contact Samantha Fruchtman at

    Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts: Contemporary Connections

    Contemporary Connections is a school-based program in which Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts pairs a professional artist with a classroom teacher. This team, together with a DCCA representative, designs a curriculum in which the arts are integrated into core curriculum subjects. The main goal of Contemporary Connections is for students to understand the intellectual and cultural heritage of the arts and to see how this relates to contemporary society, their studies, and their lives. This program also develops teachers’ skills that enable them to use arts integration as a powerful teaching tool in core curriculum subjects is also a key aspect of the program.

    If you are an artist and interested in participating in this program, please send work samples along with a resume that indicates teaching experience to:

    Holly Bennett, Curator of Education
    Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
    200 South Madison Street
    Wilmington, DE 19801

    Applications are accepted on a year-round basis.
    For more information, please contact


    Art & Community Visual Arts Residency Program

    2006 Call for Entries
    Theme: Motion, Journey, Transportation
    How do we get from here to there?
    Postmark deadline April 20, 2006

    Applications for the DCCA’s 2007-2008 Art & Community Visual Arts Residency Program are now being accepted. Please contact Holly Bennett at or 302.656.6466, ext. 7101 for the call for entry with application guidelines.

    During this residency program, artists make a full-time commitment to collaborate with an under-served community group to create artwork based on issues relevant to the participants' lives. The theme for the 2007-2008 program is Motion, Journey Transportation: How do we get from here to there? The residency program is also geared to offering artists the time, space, and financial assistance to work on their own independent projects. In addition to a stipend, the DCCA provides selected artists with living accomodations/studio space for up to eight weeks. The DCCA documents all residencies in a nationally distributed catalogue and may schedule an exhibition for the artist.

    For more information contact Holly Bennett at or 302.656.6466, ext. 7101

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    Monday, March 20, 2006

    World Quilt & Textile: On Tour - New England

    Mancuso Show Management
    World Quilt & Textile: On Tour - New England
    The Center of New Hampshire - Manchester, New Hampshire
    The 2006 World Quilt Competition Premieres at World Quilt Show - New England
    Manchester, NH
    August 17-20, 2006

    World Quilt Show - New England is one of the most internationally diverse events of its kind in the world of quilting and the textile arts. This year an international faculty will present over thirty workshops and lectures. Also, Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine is once again generously sponsoring the World Quilt Panel and Forum.

    The WORLD QUILT COMPETITION Over $18,000 Cash & Prizes

    Deadline for entry: June 23, 2006

    Entry Fee: $20.00 (nonrefundable)

    World Quilt Competition 2006 Entry Form (United States Only)

    World Quilt Competition 2006 International Entries

    $100,000 Quilting Challenge

    You could be the next quilting superstar!

    Reality Publishing, LLC. is bringing the excitement of reality TV to the quilting and publishing worlds, and you're invited to be a part of it! The $100,000 Quilting Challenge, a brand new quarterly magazine, converts the suspense, competition, and elimination rounds from reality television shows into magazine format.

    If you have a show-quality quilt less than two years old that measures a minimum of 40" x 40", get ready to enter the $100,000 Quilting Challenge. The contest is divided into ten quilting categories, with winners in every category. Each issue of the magazine will be based on an ongoing and progressive quilt competition, with prizes to be awarded each quarter based on the decisions of NQA-certified judges. At the end of the year, the judges and you—the voting public—will determine an overall winner who will receive the $100,000 prize.


    Appliqué: A technique for attaching pieces (appliqués) of fabric onto a background fabric. Appliqués may be stitched to the background by hand using a blind stitch; by machine, using a satin stitch, blind hemstitch, or other decorative stitch; or ironed on with fusible web. Appliqué may be combined with pieced blocks.

    Crazy Patch: A design of asymmetrical pieces of fabric sewn together in random order producing abstract arrangements. The seams, and sometimes patches, are embellished with embroidery stitches.

    Hand Quilting: The top is machine or hand pieced but the sandwich is only hand quilted.

    Innovative Pieced: Innovative pieced quilts offer a twist on traditional and classic blocks or play with angles. Techniques can include curves, landscapes, off-kilter versions of traditional blocks, three dimensional piecing, and tessellations. Traditional design elements may be incorporated, but only in an innovative manner that reflects original creativity by the artist.

    Machine Quilting: The top is machine or hand pieced but only machine quilting is used to finish the quilt.

    Mixed Technique: Two or more dominant techniques including but not limited to appliqué, piecing, embroidery, dyeing, embellishment, painting, machine quilting, and hand quilting.

    Paper Piecing: The quilt top must be assembled using foundation paper piecing patterns to create shapes, blocks, and designs.

    Pictorial: The quilt is a representation of a person, place, or thing.

    Thread Embellishment: The quilt pattern is augmented by moderate to heavy stitching, embroidery, and thread art.

    Traditional Piecing: The predominant technique is piecing using traditional block patterns.

    Important Dates

    March 28, 2006
    Look for the first judged issue (full of winning quilts!) of the $100,000 Quilting Challenge in a store near you.

    April 7, 2006
    Deadline for photos of quilts to be juried into the third round of competition.

    June 6, 2006
    Look for the second issue (full of winning quilts!) of the $100,000 Quilting Challenge in a store near you.

    June 16, 2006
    Deadline for photos of quilts to be juried into the fourth round of competition.

    August 15, 2006
    Look for the third issue (full of winning quilts!) of the $100,000 Quilting Challenge in a store near you.

    October 31, 2006
    Look for the fourth issue (full of winning quilts!) of the $100,000 Quilting Challenge in a store near you.

    October 31-December 11, 2006
    Vote for the grand-prize winning quilt!

    Visit the website for entry forms and complete details.

    Saturday, March 18, 2006

    Washington State Arts Commission: Public Artist Roster

    Deadline: June 9, 2006

    The Washington State Arts Commission is accepting applications for the roster of professional visual artists eligible for commissions of new work through the Art in Public Places Program.

    Roster artists are eligible for percent-for-art projects with budgets ranging from $25,000 - $300,000 in Washington's public schools, state agencies, colleges, and universities. This competition is open to artists residing in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska and British Columbia. Artists from outside the region may be invited to apply by a member of the professional peer review jury. Visit or call 360.753.5894 for additional information and application.

    Download the 2006 Public Artist Roster competition prospectus and application:

    Public Artist Roster Prospectus 2006 (PDF)
    Public Artist Roster Application 2006 (DOC)

    NYC Percent for Art Artist Slide Registry

    Deadline: On-going

    The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is the largest public funder of arts and culture in the country. The Percent for Art artist slide registry is an up-to-date and important component of the Program. The registry is consulted by the architects, panelists, and City agencies for each project. The Percent for Art staff prepares a slide presentation from the registry for each panel meeting. The registry is open to any professional visual artist residing in the United States.

    Artists who are interested in submitting their work for review may print out the application or call (212) 643-7770, or write for an application to:

    Percent for Art
    Department of Cultural Affairs
    330 West 42nd Street, 14th Floor
    New York, NY 10036

    For more information go to:

    Download Slide Registry Form - Word Format (Electronic)
    Download Slide Registry Form - PDF Format (Handwritten)

    San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

    The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Centre City Development Corporation, seeks a team of artists to design, fabricate and install artwork(s) for the upcoming East Village Park. Any team of professional artists with a lead artist who permanently resides in the State of California is eligible to apply. Approximate budget for artwork(s): $160,000.

    The full Request for Qualifications and Application Checklist can be found online at:
    This RFQ is available in other formats upon request.

    Applications must be RECEIVED by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2006.

    32nd Annual Art in the Park

    Deadline: Wednesday, March 22, 2006

    This annual arts and crafts fair is held in West Lincoln Park during Rainbow Weekend. Over 130 artisans offer unique, hand-crafted items made from wood, metal, clay, leather, fiber, and glass, plus fine art, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and more. Art-In-The-Park maintains its unique status by limiting eligibility to artists and craftpersons who display work entirely of their own original concept, design and execution. Event highlights include free live entertainment - music, dance, children's theatre and more - children's activities, plus a variety of refreshment booths. This widely popular 2-day event attracts 8,000 - 10,000 people each year.

    Admission is free. Art-In-The-Park is open to the public Saturday, July 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Interested vendors, please see the 2006 Call for Entries
    or download an application here.


    a joint exhibit presented by the Rocky Mountain Fine Woodworking Gallery and the
    Front Range Contemporary Quilters

    August 4 – September 17, 2006

    Hosted by:
    Steamboat Springs Arts Council (SSAC) at
    The Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Entry deadline: May 19

    Entries must be made of wood, or combining any other mediums with wood.

    Entry fee is $30

    Juror of furniture and furnishings:
    Susan Working, Furniture Society member and director of the furniture and woodworking studio at Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO.

    Download the application.

    Mail entries to:
    Lynne Buss, RMFWG Treasurer
    21070 Capella Drive
    Monument, CO 80132

    Art For the Cash Poor

    InLiquid’s Art For The Cash Poor is back!

    Art for the Cash Poor 7
    Saturday June 10th, 2006, 1-8 pm, art sale 1-7 pm.

    Reservations submitted by April 15 will be included in press material. The final date for reservations and payment is May 26, 2006. It is imperative that you reserve by the specified deadline, as we will post the names of the participating artists on the web site. Space is limited and will be assigned on a first come basis.

    The artist retains all money made from the sale of his/her work. Items must be priced below $199. Artists are responsible for staffing their individual tables and also responsible for any/all damage to or loss of work. takes no responsibility for artists’ goods before, during, or after the event, or for packing material and change.

    InLiquid Artist Members:
    Straight Reservation fee per artist with no extra provisions $35

    Non-InLiquid Artist Members:
    Straight Reservation fee per artist with no extra provisions $45

    To sign-up for a table, download a participation form:
    Participation form for Individual artists or
    Participation form for Arts Organizations

    For more information, call: 215-592-1310 or

    Wednesday, March 15, 2006

    Considering Quilts 2006

    Entry deadline: March 17, 2006

    Atlantic Center for the Arts invites you to participate in Considering Quilts 2006, Artists Explore the Quilt Form. Exhibition takes place April 1-May 13, 2006. With its tradition of quality, artistic growth and pure fun, Considering Quilts is becoming known as one of the finest small art quilt exhibitions in Florida. Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House is located across from the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway, providing an impressive setting for the exhibit and workshops. Artists working in the following media are encouraged to participate: wall works, freestanding and sculptural quilts, plus wearables. Entry deadline: March 17, 2006. Atlantic Center for the Arts, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Application may be found at:

    Small Works Exhibit

    Deadline: April 15, 2006

    Open to U.S. artists 18 and over. Original fine art except for photography, digital or computer-generated images. Outside frame or sculpture dimensions not to exceed 12". Entry fee $40 1-3 works. 30% commission. Deadline: April 15, 2006. Prospectus available at Carlisle Arts Learning Center, 19 N. Hanover Street, Carlisle PA 17013.

    East End Applied Arts

    The deadline is April 29, 2006

    East End Applied Arts, a contemporary applied arts gallery, announces a call for entries for the fall 2006 show, 'Cutting Edge' September 8 to October 28, 2006.

    The gallery is looking for contemporary and innovative work that is functional or decorative and celebrates the use of fiber and/or paper as the primary materials. Up to 20 participants will be selected by the gallery owners. Judging will be done by Phyllis Rider, a well known local artist who uses fiber and paper in her work, and Deana Miller, the public art coordinator for the City of Aurora. A third judge, yet to be determined, will be a specialist in the fiber or paper arts.

    All exhibited work must be for sale. Cash prizes will be awarded. Interested applicants will need to submit, by mail, 5 to 10 digital images (of work completed in the last 2 years) on a non-returnable CD with a corresponding list of the work giving dimensions, medium and retail price; a resume, an artist's statement and a non-refundable $25 application fee (check or money order) payable to: East End Applied Arts, 1556 Florence Street, Aurora, Colorado, 80010. The deadline is April 29, 2006. For enquiries, please contact the gallery at or 720.203.3575.

    From Our Perspective

    The Womencenter at Oakland Community College's Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills announces a call for entries for its nationwide juried women's art exhibit, From Our Perspective. Student submissions are encouraged. Deadline for applications is August 1, 2006. This show is open to all women artists living in the United States. The exhibit will be juried for cash prizes and is open to women artists nationwide. Prizes are as follows: Purchase Prize, up to $250, Best of Show - $300, three Honorable Mentions - $100 each, Presidents Award - $100. Application forms will soon be available and information can be found online at:

    Please send your email address to to receive new information and an online application for the 2006 show.

    Myhelan Cultural Arts Center

    Myhelan's mission is to infuse the arts into our lives and to use the arts as a tool for building cultural understanding and community. Myhelan is a valuable venue for emerging as well as established artists. We invite artists from all backgrounds to submit a Proposal to Exhibit in our gallery. Proposals should include 6-10 slides and an artist's statement.

    Additional information about the organization can be found at

    Proposals should be sent to: Kathleen Hoffman, Executive Director, Myhelan Cultural Arts Center, PO Box 677, 18 Schooley's Mtn. Rd., Long Valley, NJ 07853. Phone: 908.876.5959. E-mail:

    Marin Society of Artists National Juried Competition

    Deadline: June 19, 2006

    San Francisco Bay Area National Juried Competition, Marin Society of Artists. Slide or CD entry deadline: June 19, 2006. Exhibition October 1-22, 2006. Accepting 2- and 3- dimensional works (except video). Over $2,500 in awards. Entry $30 for up to three pieces. Juror: Rene de Guzman, Visual Arts Curator of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. For prospectus, send SASE to MSA, P.O. Box 203, Ross, CA 94957 or download from:

    The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    The School of the Art Institute of Chicago announces The Building of Art. This web based RFP seeks to create a physical and public dialogue with an iconic building, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Columbus Drive Building. As a web based sculptural project, utopian in spirit, The Building of Art seeks to gather work internationally from artists, designers and architects creating a conversation between disciplines. This is a socially based, public art opportunity to conceptually and thematically breathe new life into the existing building through alteration of the facade and public spaces. Deadline: April 1, 2006. For more information go to:

    Festival of Regions 2007

    Exits and Dead Ends
    Deadline for submissions: May 7, 2006(postmark)
    Duration of Festival: June/July 2007

    Transnational mobility, often compulsory, and continued drastic differences in standards of living have changed the thought of progress, at least in Europe, into a stop-and-go movement between security-oriented persistence and protectionism, and a simultaneous intensification of competition and demands for change. Call for submissions: The Festival of Regions is inviting project proposals from the areas of site-specific art and culture, art in public space, everyday culture, performance and participatory practices for the 2007 festival program.

    Who can make a project proposal? Anyone with an idea on the theme: individual artists or artists collaborating in a team, individuals working in the area of culture and society, scientists, initiatives, associations, NGOs or working groups. The project proposal can be submitted in either English or German and should be a maximum of seven pages long. Submission: The project proposal can be sent by mail in 10 copies (Din A4) or by e-mail in the preferred format of a Word or a PDF file up to 2 MB. Additional materials cannot be taken into account.

    Festival of Regions
    Festival director: Martin Fritz
    Marktplatz 12, A-4100 Ottensheim
    Tel: +43(0)7234 85 2 85
    Fax: +43(0)7234 85 2 85-4
    Complete details of the project can be found at

    Creative Residencies at PlatteForum

    PlatteForum, a one-of-a-kind arts center in Lower Downtown Denver, is proud to announce the May 5, 2006 deadline for applications to its unique Creative Residency Program.

    The program is open to artists in all genres including the visual and performing arts, design arts, new media, installation, filmmaking, writing, book arts and craft/folk arts. Artists can apply as individuals or in collaborative teams. Students may apply but are required to have a teacher or established artist as the lead artist on their project.

    Artists apply to use PlatteForum as a studio environment from 4 to 6 weeks, and have access to the studio 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each resident or collaborative team proposes a body of work that will be in part dedicated to creating unique art experiences with youth. Artists receive a modest stipend during their residency.

    The youth workshops, defined by the artist, will take place at PlatteFourm. The artist, facilitated by PlatteForum, will collaborate with a select group of underserved youth from DPS schools and/or partner mentoring organizations.

    Open studio hours are held for the public to drop in and interact with the artists. An exhibition, performance or presentation will be held at the culmination of the residency, and will include the work of the artist as well as the students who have participated in the workshops.

    The May 5, 2006 deadline is for the residency period from September 11, 2006 to May 25 2007. Feel free to call PlatteForum at 303.893.0791 for more information.

    PlatteForum, a 2400 square foot art center, is located at 1610 Little Raven St., Suite 125, Denver, Colorado 80202. Application and program guidelines, as well as information about the Creative Residency Program, can be found online at or by calling 303.893.0791.

    Artwear in Motion

    Deadline: April 1, 2006
    Show Dates: October 21-28, 2006

    Artwear in Motion showcases wearable art
    and artist-made garments—both
    functional and those that are purely
    metaphoric—in a runway show and
    boutique setting.

    Artists and fashion designers who
    design and produce their own work
    are eligible to apply.

    Entries will be juried by Carter Smith,
    internationally recognized shibori

    The entry fee is $25.00.

    Artwear in Motion 2006

    Art Cloth Symposium

    The Textile Center will present a major symposium about art cloth, an area of growing, vital interest in the field of fiber art, July 20-26, 2006. This symposium will explore both the artistic and technical aspects surface design. Renowned art cloth artist Jane Dunnewold will be featured as the keynote speaker, speaking about her philosophy of cloth as art as well as about innovations in art cloth design.

    Traditional and experimental techniques in surface design will be taught using the Textile Center's state-of-art dye lab, providing a unique hands-on component to this symposium. The majority of workshops will involve hands-on surface design activities in combination with slide presentations and lectures. Workshop presenters include Susan Monday, Ann Johnston, Els van Baarle, Holly Brackmann, as well as Jane Dunnewold. Additionally, many other local and regional artists will present seminars and lead round table discussions throughout the weekend. Presenters at the symposium have also been invited to participate in an "artist trunk show" Saturday evening.

    Registration deadline is June 1, 2006 (postmarked)

    Symposium Catalog
    Registration Form only

    To have registration materials sent to you, please email or call 612.436.0464.

    Art Kudos: International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition

    Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2006.

    Eligibility: Open to all artists age 18 and older. Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, mixed media, glass, clay, and fiber (no clothing items). No video, film, jewelry, or crafts. All art submitted must be the original work of the applicant, completed without the aid of an instructor. Artwork may not be a copy of another artist's work or a copy of a photograph taken by someone else.

    Juror: artist Shannon Richardson

    Awards: Exemplary works will be displayed in an online exhibition beginning August 15, 2006. The juror will select works for the following cash awards totaling $2,400: Best of Show - $800; Second Place - $550; Third Place - $350; Award of Distinction - $250; (3) Merit Awards - $150 each.


    Entry Form

    Saturday, March 11, 2006

    Costa Rican--North American Cultural Center

    Man + Woman= Creation 2006
    Women in Textile Art, IV Biennale WTA
    September 12-October 11, 2006
    Deadline April 28, 2006

    This exhibition will take place at the Costa Rican- North American Cultural Center in San José, Costa Rica. The objective will be to describe the symbiosis that occur during the working process of both male and female artists in the fields of contemporary textile art and design. The topic can be freely chosen, it is not about a discussion on genre but on the contrary, a visual exhibition about how men and women can benefit from working together, combining efforts within the creation process. In this mutual feedback process, at least one of the two artists should work with textile techniques while the other one can do it either applying textile techniques or selecting some other artistic discipline which adapts and complements the textile one. This means that the textile work can be enhanced by ceramists, jewelers, musicians (with previous coordination), painters and sculptors, etc.

    Applications to participate in this Biennale can be submitted by any adult artist from any country in the world. Participation will be subject to acceptance which shall have to be granted by an International Jury which will meet in Miami to survey and check all applications and proposals.

    The deadline for the receipt of applications in Miami will be April 28, 2006 and the application fee shall be US $25.00.

    Application Forms

    All the Application forms shall be sent to the Organization of Women in the Textile Art - Miami, USA - to the following address:

    Ms. Pilar Tobón
    Man + Woman = Creation 2006
    IV Biennale
    International of the Organization of Women in the Textile Art
    4660 N.W. 93 Doral Court
    Miami, FLORIDA 33178 - U.S.A.

    Tel. + Fax: 1 305 406 2313 or 1-786-546-8017

    For more information see
    or email

    Friday, March 10, 2006

    Walk of the Heroines: Portland State University

    Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2006

    The Regional Arts & Culture Council in Portland is seeking artists/teams residing in the United States for three public art opportunities for Portland State University's Walk of the Heroines. The total art budget is $155,000. The three opportunities for public art are: a Stage Wall ($65K), Water Course Sculpture ($75K), 5 small wall niches ($15K). The artwork should reflect the themes of inspiration, education, discovery, artistic expression, diversity and community which have been woven throughout the project since its inception. Artists/teams may apply for one or all of the opportunities. While it is not required, the committee encourages teams of artists to apply for the entire site and supports the inclusion of emerging artists on those teams. To download a Call for Artists and site plans and elevations, go to Project Manager: Peggy Kendellen,, 503.823.4196

    17th National Juried Competition: Viridian Artists

    Deadline: April 14, 2006


    Open to professional artists 21 years of age or over, residing in the United States. The exhibition will consist of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works in all media.


    Robert Rosenblum
    Curator, Guggenheim Museum, NYC
    Contributing Editor, Art Forum
    Professor of Fine Arts, New York University


    FIRST PRIZE: A solo show at VIRIDIAN

    SECOND and THIRD PRIZES: A 2 person show at VIRIDIAN

    FINALISTS: Display of work in a group exhibition at VIRIDIAN

    SEMI-FINALISTS: Slides will be projected continuously during the group exhibition


    Minimum entry fee is $25.00 for up to three entries and $5.00 for each additional entry. Make check or money order payable to VIRIDIAN ARTISTS INC. All entry fees are non-refundable.


    The size limitation for wall-hung work is 72 inches high by 72 inches wide (including frame.) Free standing work may not exceed 30 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 96 inches high. Modular work or installations may be larger. Complex installations may require the presence of the artist.

    530 West 25th St.
    New York, NY 10001

    Download from our web site:

    VSA Arts

    an international juried exhibit for artists with disabilities

    Receipt deadline: Friday, March, 24, 2006

    Open to artists (ages 22 and over) who are committed to their artistic progress and who have a physical, cognitive, or mental disability. A disability is defined as an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. For more information about disabilities that apply, please review VSA arts' Disability Awareness Guide, located under resources at Artists should be able to demonstrate commitment to their chosen media for the span of 5 years. Recent work entered must be completed after the onset of disability.
    Alternative Formats and Accommodations

    Alternative formats are available upon request. (Braille, Large Print)

    French and Spanish versions of the Entry Form can be found in both PDF and Text formats. These can be found at

    We recognize that some artists may require assistance with this application. For assistance, please contact Stephanie Moore, Director of Visual Arts, at 202.628.2800, ext. 3887 or TTY 202.737.0645, email: Or, contact your local VSA arts affiliate. A listing of affiliates may be found at:


    One of the central roles of art and the artist is to encourage us to think about the many forces that shape our existence. Transformation invites artists with disabilities to reflect on the influence of change, education, perception, and disability. We are looking for artwork that is contemplative, and invites the visitor to consider the many ways that art transforms.

    Reflect on a pivotal moment or event in your life that led you to a greater understanding of yourself in relation to your art and/or your disability. Did this particular moment allow you to recognize the motivation to create? What was going on around you? Where and when did your decision to pursue education, or decision not to pursue education, surface? How has the experience of living with a disability shaped your life? Describe how you were transformed and use your submission to illustrate this transformation.

    We are interested in both representational and abstract interpretations. Artwork may illustrate actual aspects of your transformation such as the environment, self portraits, physical manifestations, or your personal discoveries. Work that relates to your feelings or emotions is also encouraged.
    Jury Process

    A distinguished panel will determine the standards, review submitted materials, and select artists for the exhibition during April of 2006. Applicants are asked to present evidence that will best exemplify the extent and quality of their accomplishment. The jury will be looking for the development of original ideas in the work submitted - imagination, competence, and the skillful use of materials. Work that suggests visual plagiarism, i.e. a direct copy of another artist's work, will not be accepted. All decisions are final.

    Entry Instructions


    Eligible media include: paintings and drawings (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil or charcoal), fine art prints (lithographs, etching, intaglio, or woodcuts), photography, sculpture, glass, ceramic, textile, computer generated prints and two-dimensional mixed media (virtually any media that may be represented in two dimensions). Artwork should not exceed 60 inches in either direction. Fragile or precious materials that cannot withstand handling, storage, and transportation will not be accepted.


    Artists are asked to submit two slides of earlier work and three slides of current work within the span of 5 years. Recent work entered must be completed after the onset of disability. Please identify slides of work that exemplify the subject matter and techniques to which you are most committed.

    Selection of works for the exhibit will be made from 35mm slides. DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK OR DIGITAL FILES (i.e. JPEGs). Slides must be 2"x 2", mounted in plastic or cardboard frames. One slide should be submitted for each work to be considered. Do not exceed the maximum number of slides (5). The judges are looking for an overall quality in your submission and are not positively influenced by excessive quantity.

    All slides should be labeled with the information artist?s name, artwork title, and slide # corresponding to the entry form. Make sure to mark "top" to indicate the direction your artwork needs to be displayed. Slides that are difficult to see or review will NOT be judged. Slides should be mailed in plastic slide sheets for protection during transit.

    When photographing flat works of art, use a neutral or non-distracting background, position the edge of the photo close to the art work, and avoid covering the art work with a surface such as glass or acetate that will produce a glare. People or other objects should NOT appear in slides. For further tips on taking good slides, visit

    The entry form must be completed in full, with the artist's narrative and personal statement. This information will be used to create an artist's biography. A photograph of the artist should also be included. Submitted materials will not be returned, but will be archived within VSA arts' Artists Registry, a comprehensive directory that is consulted when identifying artists with disabilities for professional opportunities. Applicants should make and keep copies of all materials submitted. VSA arts is not responsible for materials lost or damaged in the mail.

    Artwork Presentation & Exhibition

    Selected artwork does not have to be framed. Once selected, all work will be prepared for hanging by VSA arts, including framing where appropriate, with screw eyes and wire attached. If you have strong ideas about artwork presentation including framing standards, please specify your preference within your submission. Selected artwork will be part of an exhibit in Washington, D.C. during June of 2006.

    Download application:
    PDF Version
    Text Version

    The 9th L'OREAL Art and Science of Color Prize

    Deadline: March 31, 2006

    Winners will be invited to the award ceremony to be held in the autumn of 2006 in Japan. Send materials designated in our following site to our Foundation in Japan. No commission. For additional information contact: OR

    Application details

    1. Awards in the "L'OR�AL Art and Science of Color Prize"
    Our prize is presented for a particular piece of work that has successfully achieved a fresh and original meeting between science and art in color. It can be a single work of art, a research paper, or a series of artworks or research papers that have been produced under the same subject or project.
    (1) Gold Prize
    The Gold Prize is presented to one person or one group (of 3 persons or less) and carries with it an award of 30,000 Euro.
    (2) Silver Prize
    The Silver Prize is presented to one person or one group (of 3 persons or less) and carries with it an award of 20,000 Euro.
    (3) Bronze Prize
    The Bronze Prize is presented to one person or one group (of 3 persons or less) and carries with it an award of 10,000 Euro.
    All winners will be invited to the award ceremony to be held in the autumn of 2006 in Japan.

    2. Duration of accepting applications
    from Thursday 1, December 2005 to Friday 31, March 2006

    3. Applied by author(s) or recommended by someone else
    A work may be submitted either by its author(s) or by someone else. In the latter case, please give us the necessary information including the name(s), occupation(s) and contact(s) of the person(s) who recommend(s) the work.

    4. The number of applicants
    The number of applicants may be one person or one group (consisting of 3 persons or less).

    5. How to apply
    The language is English.
    The following documents have to be sent to our Foundation.
    (1) Application form (10 copies)
    (2) Curriculum vitae with a list of your achievements (10 copies) - Please attach a passport-sized photo of yourself to each copy.
    (3) Explanation of your work (research paper or artwork) - (Less than 1,500 words) (10 copies)
    (4) Copies that plainly show the contents of your work [an offprint of a paper, a collection of papers, a publication(s), a photograph(s), a slide(s), a CD-ROM(s), a DV(s), a DVD(s) and a VHS video cassette(s)] (10 copies each).

    An applicant can only submit one work (research paper or artwork). (A work composed of multiple components, such as a series, is regarded as one work.) Although an applicant can attach his/her other works or papers for reference, they will not be considered in the screening process. Given that this Award is not granted for applicants' creative or research history, please do not attach a significant number of your works or papers.

    Note 1: Documents related to items from (1) to (3) can be submitted via e-mail. In that case, the applicant does not have to send 10 copies, 1 of each is sufficient. However, each applicant is requested to send 10 copies of the materials related to (4) by mail or delivery service.
    (The receipt of a work via the website address will not be accepted as a formal entry.)

    Note 2: Digital data should be submitted in either of the following formats:
    For files containing texts, PDF (font embedded), Word, Excel, PowerPoint or ASCII; for still images, TIFF, JPEG, PSD or BMP; and for motion images, MPEG2, AVI or Quick Time.

    Note 3: Video media in both NTSC and PAL formats are acceptable.

    Mailing address: Ms. Yukiko Watanabe
    L'OR�AL Art and Science Foundation
    2-22-5-701 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053 Japan
    Tel +81-3-5308-2662 Fax +81-3-5308-2667

    * Work submitted will not be returned.
    * The L'OR�AL Art and Science Foundation reserves the right to use prizewinning works as part of its PR activities related to this Prize.

    6. Selection
    The International Screening Committee will complete its selection by October 2006.

    Ms. Yukiko Watanabe
    L'OR�AL Art and Science Foundation
    2-22-5-701 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053 Japan
    Tel +81-3-5308-2662: Fax +81-3-5308-2667

    DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH)

    DCCAH: Public Artwork(s) at the new Eastgate Senior Residences
    Deadline: Friday March 31, 2006 at 5:30pm

    The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is seeking the submission of qualifications from artists wishing to be considered for the design, development and installation of permanent public artwork(s) at the new Eastgate Senior Residences at Stoddert Triangle. This competition is open to all professional artists. Preference will be given to artists who reside in the District of Columbia. DCCAH is coordinating this competition in cooperation with A&R Development Corporation and the Marshall Heights Community Development Corporation. Total Budget: $150,000. For more information and an application, please visit to download the Call to Artists and application, or call Carolyn Parker at 202-724-5613 or

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    Attleboro Arts Museum

    8th Annual Juried Small Works Exhibition

    Deadline: March 23, 2006

    Jurors: Katherine French, Director of the Danforth Museum, Framingham MA., Nancy Whipple Grinnell, Curator, The Newport Art Museum, RI. $600 cash awards. The exhibition is open to all Artists. Artwork should be no larger than 18"x 18" x 18" including the frame. All media, both 2 and 3 dimensional, including photography, and original digital work. A non-refundable entry fee of $25 for non-members or $15 for members entitles the artist to submit up to two slide entries or hand-delivered work. Deadline: 3/23/06. For prospectus email the museum or send a SASE to Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 park Street Attleboro, MA. 02703 Attn: Dore VanDyke, Executive Director.,, 508-222-2644

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    Vox Populi

    Deadline: March 24, 2006

    Vox Populi, a nonprofit artists' collective founded in 1988, is currently accepting submissions for Voxumenta, a juried group show of emerging artists that will be exhibited at the gallery from May 5-May 27, 2006. Emily Hage, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Modern and Contemporary Art, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Pepon Osorio, Philadelphia-based artist whose exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial, the ICA and the Smithsonian American Art Museum will jury the show. Artists of all media are invited to submit up to 3 examples of work completed within the last three years. All submitted work must be available for exhibition.

    To apply:

    1. Artists may submit up to 3 slides- numbered and labeled with artist's name, title, date, media, dimensions of work and an arrow indicating the top of the slide (CD for audio or DVD for video submissions).
    2. Completed Voxumenta submission form (which can be found on our website at
    3. Current resume.
    4. SASE.
    5. $20 entry fee (please make checks payable to Vox Populi)

    Submissions can be mailed to:
    Vox Populi
    1315 Cherry Street, 4th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19107