Thursday, April 27, 2006

CALL FOR ARTWORK: Her Mark Art 2007

Entry Deadline: May 25, 2006

Woman Made Gallery

Exhibition Dates: October 6 - November 9, 2006
Release Party: October 8 from 2-4pm

Call for Art by women for the annual HER MARK publication and exhibition. All themes, styles and media are welcome. Only slides of the most excellent quality will be considered, as selected slide images will be used in final calendar production. Artists who submit initially low quality jpgs for jury purposes only, must be able to email high-resolution CMYK files suitable for printing if their work is selected for inclusion. HER MARK 2007 is an exhibition in book form, one that travels outside the Gallery walls and remains in people's hands throughout the year. Selected artwork will be featured together with poetry in this spiral-bound 13-month appt book. Images of up to 3 artworks may be submitted by mail or email. Reproductions of pre-existing works of art are not eligible. WMG will not accept digital images on a CD. Use the Digital Entry Form to submit digital files (jpgs) online. By mail: send slides of up to three works and a statement of up to 50 words. Entry fee: $24.

Jurors: Beate C. Minkovski, Kymberly N. Pinder and Ginny Sykes

Entry Fee: $24 for images of up to three works. The entry fee is non-refundable.

CALL FOR ARTWORK: Signatures of Age

Entry Deadline: July 12, 2006

Woman Made Gallery

Exhibition Dates: October 6 to November 9, 2006

We bravely construct our identities in an age-phobic culture. How can our art be a revitalizing force for the aged, and the aging? What critical visions can we share to counter society's destructive images of old? What strategies can we offer to connect creativity and aging in ways which are mind/body/soul affirming? Woman Made is interested in your perspective, whether it is political, psychological, social, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial, biological, spiritual, conceptual or humorous. Open to artwork by women in all media except video. Images of up to 3 artworks may be submitted by mail or email. Reproductions of pre-existing works of art are not eligible. WMG will not accept digital images on a CD. JPGs need to be emailed to the gallery with the appropriate entry form. Use the Digital Entry Form to submit digital files (jpgs) online. By mail: send slides of up to three works and a statement of up to 200 words. Entry fee: $24.

Juror: Helen Redman

AWARD: One-year inclusion of up to 20 works in the WMG Online Registry:

CALL FOR ARTWORK: Anthropomorphism

Entry Deadline: June 7, 2006

Woman Made Gallery

Exhibition Dates: September 1 - 28, 2006

Open call to artwork in all media, including video/DVD by women and men whose artistic concepts give human form and/or attributes to a being or thing not human: deities; animals, toys, products, and/or machines. Reproductions of pre-existing works of art are not eligible. WMG will not accept digital images on a CD. JPGs need to be emailed to the gallery with the appropriate entry form. Use the Digital Entry Form to submit digital files (jpgs) online. By mail: send slides of up to three works and a statement of 50 to 100 words. Entry fee: $24.

Juror: Laurie Hogin

AWARD: One-year inclusion of up to 20 works in the WMG Online Registry:

The Art Market in Welburn Square

DEADLINE: continuous through August, 2006.

The Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington County, Virginia and the Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership present The Art Market in Welburn Square.

The market takes place every second Saturday of the month, May through September, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each exhibitor will be assigned approximately 100 square feet (10' x 10' or 8' x 12') of display space. Each artist is responsible for turning their exhibit space into their own private gallery.

Artists are required to send a photo or sketch of their exhibit display with their application. All fine craft and art media are accepted including but not limited to: clay, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, paper, wood, original painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, and mixed media. Jurying will be done by a rotating panel of art professionals.

All accepted artists may participate in more than three markets in a market year but must commit to three. Artists accepted mid-season are expected to participate in at least two markets. Late season applicants will be scheduled according to space availability.

Entry fee: $55 per space per market. For application listing Eligibility Requirements and additional information please call 703-560-1854 or email


DEADLINE: July 1, 2006

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2007. Artists working in the six Mid-Atlantic states (VA, DC, MD, WV, DE, PA) may apply for solo exhibitions between January-December 2007 in one of the Arlington Arts Center galleries, which include 525 combined running feet of hanging wall space and two experimental galleries designed to accommodate installation, video, or other work requiring a complete environment. All media will be considered. The grounds surrounding the building can accommodate outdoor sculpture. Applicants must
submit a proposal, images (CD or slides), a modest application fee, and an application form for consideration. More information and the application form may be downloaded from our website at, under Exhibitions/Artist Opportunities.


DEADLINE: May 31, 2006

Artists working in all media are encouraged to enter. Cash awards totaling $2,400. Juror: Shannon Richardson. Selected finalists will appear in an online exhibit beginning August 15, 2006. $30 for 3 images (slides, photos, or JPGs). For details and an entry form, please visit

Night & Day Themed Juried Exhibition

DEADLINE: May 15, 2006

MOXY Studios in New Orleans will hold a two-part exhibition this Summer: Night & Day.

Please send three slides or digital images of original 2-d or 3-d (24" x 24" maximum size) works of art that explore the theme of Night or Day along with a $25 entry Fee . First prize of a solo exhibition will be awarded to one artist.

Notification of Acceptance: June 5, 2006

Delivery or shipment of all accepted artwork at the gallery: June 22, 2006.

Exhibition Dates: July 1 - August 31, 2006.

Artist is responsible for preparing artwork for hanging and shipping to and from the gallery.

Send SASE with up to 3 images on CD, slides or hard copy with accompanying artist statement to: MOXY Studios - 3811 Magazine Street - New Orleans LA 70115 - Include a $25.00 check/application fee with your entry. Make check/money order out to MOXY Studios.

Website for more information:

New Art Examined
The Arlington Arts Center

DEADLINE: May 1, 2006

New Art Examined: Works by 2006 M.F.A Graduates in The Mid-Atlantic Region. Any visual artist who has or will receive an M.F.A degree in 2006 from an institution in (VA, DC, MD, WV, DE, PA) is eligible. All media will be considered, and the AAC 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). More information and the application form may be downloaded from our website at, under Exhibitions/Artist Opportunities. This exhibition will be June 13 - August 5, 2006.

Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist Series

WLM 2007 Emerging Artist Series
Submission Deadline:
May 1, 2006

Exhibition Dates: May 17 - August 26, 2007

To support young, talented female artists in the region, MOCA produces an annual solo exhibition of an emerging woman artist under the age of 30 through The Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist Series. Established in 1998 and underwritten annually by Mr. and Mrs. Dan T. Moore, this series provides exhibiting artists with a scholarly catalogue and artist residency in partnership with Hawken School. Interested artists submit applications, which are reviewed by a committee.

This exhibition series was created in memory of Wendy L. Moore, an inspiring artist and native Clevelander who died in 1997 as the result of an accident. To continue Wendy's spirit, the Moore family sponsors an annual exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland devoted to furthering the career of a young female artist in our region. This opportunity includes a professionally mounted exhibition, a full-color, scholarly catalogue, and a substantial stipend for the artist. This series has helped to launch the professional careers of its recipients through exposure in the art world and advancing their opportunities to pursue future exhibitions, grants, and awards.

This series has also helped its recipients gain exposure in the art world and has opened up curatorial, grant and both regional and national exhibition opportunities. Mr. and Mrs. Dan T. Moore generously underwrite the Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist Series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland annually.

Eligibility In order to be eligible for the Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist Series the applicant must be:

� Female
� Currently living in Northeast Ohio.
� Without a previous one-person museum exhibition.
� Under the age of 30 at the time of application
� Not enrolled as a full-time student after June 1, 2006 (for the 2007 exhibition)

Materials submitted [we encourage artists working in any media to submit]:

� Cover Letter
� Set of 10-20 slides or digital images, PC formatted to a CD in a slide-show or Powerpoint presentation
� Image list, including title, dimensions, materials and dates of work.
� Resume and artist statement.
� Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope.
� Any additional material you feel would benefit your application

We will also review videotapes or DVD movies. If you have any additional questions or are not sure about the materials required, please contact the Curatorial Department at 216-421-8671 ext. 30 or email us at

Send proposals to:
MOCA Cleveland
Attn: Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist Series
8501 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 421-8671

*All submissions MUST be mailed. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Kimmel Harding Nelson
Center for the Arts Residencies

Two Deadlines:
May 15, 2006--Session 1
September 1, 2006--Session 2

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers an average of thirty-eight juried residencies per year to writers, visual artists and composers. There are a number of transitional residencies reserved for recent masters degree program graduates. These candidates are reviewed as a separate peer group. Residencies are available for either two, four, six or eight weeks stays.

The Center, inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, is located in the historic district of the Missouri River town of Nebraska City. Essential amenities, such as a grocery store and pharmacy, are located within walking distance for residents without cars. The Center also has two bicycles for the use of the residents.

Each of the two apartments in the Center has a balcony and shares the use of three private landscaped courtyards. Residents are provided with a private bedroom and private bath in an apartment which is shared with one other person. Writers studios are located in the apartments. Visual artists studios are in a separate building behind the Center. We encourage composers to bring their own electronic keyboard. The Center is equipped with high-speed internet access. Each resident receives a $100 per week stipend.

Deadlines for each session are:
May 15, 2006 for Session 1: August 7, 2006 to December 15, 2006
September 1, 2006 for Session 2: January 1, 2007 to June 15, 2007

Read the application and print a copy by CLICKING HERE. The application is also available in Microsoft Word by CLICKING HERE.

Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace

Postmark Deadline: June 30, 2006

The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program marks the Museum’s ongoing commitment to support artists by providing training, encouragement, and a venue for exhibition. A cornerstone program, AIM was established to realize the Museum’s goal of providing professional opportunities to emerging artists in the metropolitan area. The program is annually enhanced by a broad cross-section of participating artists. It is also enriched by guest speakers: artists, accountants, collectors, critics, curators, dealers, and lawyers who provide information, instruction, and professional guidance by addressing practical areas of concern to artists, such as curatorial practice, copyright law, exhibition and public art opportunities, gallery representation, grants writing, income taxes, and marketing.

This free seminar program is offered in the fall and the spring, and meets for 12 weeks on Tuesday evenings, 6 - 8 p.m. Enrollment is limited to 18 artists per semester. The program culminates with an annual group exhibition and accompanying catalogue.

Submission format guidelines:
8-10, 35mm slides of your recent work in a slide sheet labeled with complete information
8-10, 300 dpi jpegs (size: 8" x 10") on a CD; digital material must be MAC-formatted. If you submit digital images please include a printout of the images
For those working in video, you may also submit one 3 minute clip on VHS (NTSC) video or DVD; tapes must be cued

Please note that there will be only one application deadline for the fall 2006 and spring 2007 semesters. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2006.Click here to download an AIM application PDF. Submission fee (check or money order only) must accompany application and be made payable to "The Bronx Museum of the Arts."

For more information please contact 718-681-6000 ext. 143 or email

Open Call - Workspace: 120 Broadway Residency

Deadline for All Application Materials: May 8, 2006. Due at LMCC office by 5:00PM.

NEW Residency Dates: September 5, 2006 - May 28, 2007

An artist residency high above the Financial District of New York City.

The World Trade Center gained a new group of tenants in 1997—artists. Since then, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has provided studio space to over 200 emerging artists in some of the most significant architectural icons, from the World Financial Center to the Woolworth building.

Three walls and a view, this is the simple concept behind Workspace. No door means more interaction, more support from fellow artists and a cross pollination that positively influences future work.

In fact, many Workspace artists find that the proverbial door opens for them post-residency. Past residents have been offered solo and group shows, sold work, and received increased attention in various local and arts media.

What the Residency Offers

  • 9-month long residency session
  • Access to the studios 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Studio space is approximately 250sqf. Each studio is partitioned within a larger, shared space, but does not have a door. Studios are furnished with a desk and a chair, and equipped with wireless internet access and basic overhead lighting. There is heating, but no air conditioning; there is access to a slop-sink.
  • A small stipend, depending on funding
  • Access to Pace University Library and Materials for the Arts; and other special services and support as needed.
  • Opportunity to apply for Visiting Artist status at either School of Visual Arts or New York University where artists have access to multimedia facilities in exchange for leading a workshop and/or lecture
  • Bi-weekly Salon evenings where guest gallerists, curators, artists, writers and collectors are invited for informal discussions and studio visits
  • Other opportunities to present work to the general public including Open Studio Weekend and public programs at the close of the residency. Artists will be asked to make informal presentations of their work and to actively participate in public programs and salons.
  • Artists and writers retain proprietary rights to all work created while in residence.

How to apply
Workspace supports emerging to mid-career artists working in all disciplines. There are two residency cycles and two open calls per year. Application materials and submission dates are online.

We now have two downtown locations with 15 spacious studios each. We will select 26 artists and 4 writers to receive free studio space in one of our two locations. With a new 9 month residency!

If you are applying as an artist, please mail your application to:
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Artist: Workspace Residency
125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10038-4912

If you are applying as a writer, please mail your application to:
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Writer: Workspace Residency
125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10038-4912

IMPORTANT: Applications must be in office by Monday, May 8, 2006, NOT postmarked. Late applications will be returned to sender. We strongly encourage you to mail your application two weeks in advance. If you are hand delivering, it must be delivered to the above address on May 8, 2006 no later than 5pm.


Download a reference PDF:

Click here to link to the online form.

BRIC - Brooklyn Information & Culture
The Rotunda Gallery

Application Deadline: Monday, May 8, 2006

Program Overview

The Rotunda Gallery's Curatorial Initiative Program fosters emerging curatorial talent in the field of contemporary art. Each year the Rotunda dedicates its professional space and full staff support to realizing the vision of an emerging curator selected through this open call for proposals. The curator is awarded the Lori Ledis Memorial Award, which was established through the donations of family, friends and professional associates of Lori Ledis, a pioneering art dealer and music producer, and member of both the Rotunda's Artist Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of Brooklyn Information & Culture.

Application Process
Submit a one-page written description of your idea for a thematic group exhibition. Please describe how the exhibition theme will be developed through the artwork presented. You may include between 5 and 10 slides of artwork; these do not need to be exact pieces you will include in the exhibition, but rather selected to illustrate your ideas. All media will be considered.

Selection Process and Criteria
Five curatorial finalists will be selected; each will receive a $100 honorarium and be asked to prepare a full proposal including the names and resumes of 5-12 Brooklyn-affiliated artists (artists who live, work or were born in the borough) and slides of proposed work. Curators may not include their own work in the exhibition. Final selection will be made by the Gallery's Artist Advisory Committee. One proposal will be selected for presentation during the 2006-2007 exhibition season; the curator will receive the Ledis Award, a $1,000 honorarium.

Application Deadline:
Monday, May 8, 2006

Postmarked or hand-delivered by 4 pm to:
Rotunda Gallery
2006-2007 Curatorial Initiative
33 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

For further information:
Contact Patrick Grenier, Associate Director
718-875-4047 x10

Visual Arts Sea Grant

Deadline: May 30, 2006

Visual Arts
Sea Grant offers grants for marine-themed work.

The Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant (Rhode Island) was established in 1988 to encourage New England professional visual artists to address the issue of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. Grants are intended to financially assist individual and/or collaborating artists whose works are related to themes of the marine environment. Curatorial proposals will be considered. The grants, up to $2,000, are awarded annually. The deadline for this year's proposals is May 30, 2006.

Applicants are required to submit the following materials:

  1. Ten slides, CD or DVD, of recent work and a list.
    Please identify each work. Specify name, medium, title, date, and dimensions.
  2. A current resume.
  3. A brief statement, outlining the objective of the proposal,
    relevance of the work to ocean environments,
    and the relationship of the proposal to your past work.
  4. Itemized budget including: supplies, services and support personnel.
  5. A self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of slides and materials
    and a self-addressed, stamped postcard to acknowledge receipt and processing.
The deadline for receipt of application is May 30, 2006

Previous recipients of Sea Grant awards are not eligible for five years. Individuals enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students are not eligible. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of Rhode Island professionals in the visual arts. Awards winners will be notified by September, 2006. A written report of the results of creative activities supported by Sea Grant, including appropriate visual documentation, is required at the conclusion of the project.

Please mail your application to:

Visual Arts Sea Grant
C/O Department of Art
Fine Arts Center
University of Rhode Island
105 Upper College Road

Full details are available at:

Ashes to Art--3rd international funerary art exhibition

Deadline: August 19, 2006

3rd International Juried Exhibition of funerary urns, vessels and personal memorial art.

Show: Oct. 15-Nov. 3, 2006
Previews: Oct. 15-18
Artists Reception: Oct. 21

ICE BOX at Crane Arts
1400 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA

Open to artists over 18 worldwide working in all media: clay, metal, glass, fiber & wood, biodegradable, stone, mixed media and innovative materials.

Objective: create fine art/fine craft urns, vessels, reliquaries and other sculptural work to keep, contain, transport, or disperse funerary ashes (cremated remains) of people or animals.

Cash awards:
$2,500 Best of Show,
$1,000 People's Choice
Purchase Award and more.

Jurying by digital image.
Scan fee if slides submitted.
Work must be original & for sale.

Entry fee: $25 for 1-3 images + $5 per extra.
40% Commission. Catalogue.

For complete details visit:

Download the prospectus:

Curatorial Proposals
Sought for 2008 & 2009 Conferences

College Art Association invites curators to submit proposals for exhibitions whose openings will coincide with the Annual Conference. The upcoming conferences are:

Dallas, February 20-23, 2008. Deadline: September 1, 2006.

Los Angeles, February 25-28, 2009. Deadline: Open.

There are no limitations on the theme or media of work to be included in the exhibition, except that it must be a group show of contemporary art. CAA's Exhibitions Committee reviews and judges the proposals based on merit. CAA provides support for the exhibition with a grant of up to $10,000. An additional grant of $5,000 is available for an exhibition catalogue to be printed in sufficient numbers for distribution to all Annual Conference attendees.

For full details, please visit

or write to Emmanuel Lemakis, CAA director of programs, at


Postmark Deadline: August 15, 2006

November 18, 2006 - January 8, 2007

CCMG's second annual showcase is open to all artists working in a craft media or using traditional craft techniques. Mixed-media works and non-traditional materials are welcome. All works must be original, hand-made, available for sale, produced within the last two years, and not previously exhibited at CCMG. A $500 best of show prize will be awarded. Artists are encouraged to use a broad interpretation of the theme including (but not limited to): board games, card games, games people play, dating games, big game, word games, video games, cat & mouse games, war games and game cabinet.

Jurors: Elizabeth Shypertt, Velvet da Vinci Gallery; Bill Will, artist; and Namita Wiggers, CCMG curator, CCMG.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, August 15, 2006

Click here to download a PDF application.

For questions or to request an application by mail or email, please contact Kat Perez, 503.223.2654 or

Visit the website at

Monday, April 17, 2006

“Art Ability” Exhibition Call for Entries

Deadline: 07/10/06

ART ABILITY: An International Juried Exhibition of Art and Fine Crafts
by Artists with Disabilities
November 12, 2006 - January 21, 2007
at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA

Artists with physical, cognitive, due to brain injury, visual and hearing disabilities are eligible to apply. Only work executed after the onset of disability or injury will be considered. All media are eligible including: Works on Paper, Paintings, Sculpture, Jewelry, Photography, Pottery, Fiber arts & Other crafts

Over $5,000 in prizes awarded last year.
No submission fee.
Submission deadline is July 10, 2006 and requires a submission form.

For a complete prospectus and submission form send a SASE to:
Shakerra Grays
Art Ability
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital
414 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA 19355

or request a prospectus by email to:


Deadline: June 16, 2006 (postmark)


The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is currently accepting entries for its 26th annual juried fine art competition, A Sense of Place 2006.

Open to all U.S. artists ages 18 and older working in the following media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and mixed media. $25 entry fee covers submission of slides or CD of up to five works. Cash awards available. Juror: Sherry Leedy, Director, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO. Entries must be postmarked by June 16, 2006; exhibition runs September 15-October 20, 2006. Download prospectus or contact: Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair St., Augusta, GA 30901, (706) 722-5495,

For additional information visit

Tenth Annual Greater Washington, DC International Fine Arts Competition

Deadline: May 19, 2006 (arrive date)

The 2006 Tenth Annual Greater Washington, DC
International Fine Arts Competition
July 14 - August 9, 2006

An opportunity for artists to exhibit two dimensional art (except photography) in one of the greater Washington area's premier independent fine arts galleries. Three dimensional work, which can be wall-hung is also acceptable.

The Fraser Gallery
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: (301) 718-9651

Click here for an Entry Form

F. Lennox Campello
Co-owner of the Fraser Gallery and widely published art critic and a respected curator.

Artist's Eligibility:
Open to all artists 18 years and older working in a realistic or representational genre. All original 2-D media (except photography) not previously exhibited at the Fraser Gallery. The maximum dimension (including frame) should not exceed 40 inches in any direction. Three dimensional work, which can be wall-hung is also acceptable. Reproductions are not acceptable. Iris or Giclee entries are not acceptable unless all the artwork has been created digitally. All work must be framed and presented professionally to conservation standards.

Focus of Exhibition: Contemporary Realism

Fees: A non-refundable fee of $25 U.S. Dollars entitles the artist to submit three slides/JPG files. Additional entries may be submitted at a cost of $5 U.S. Dollars per entry.

The winner of the Best in Show award shall receive $500 in prize money. First, Second and Third Prize winners will receive $200, $150 and $100 respectively in prize money. All prizewinners may be invited to further exhibit in the gallery's future group shows.

Complete details available at

Robert A. Peck Gallery

Deadlines: August 1, 2006

Robert A. Peck Gallery at Central Wyoming College is currently reviewing artwork for the upcoming academic years 2006-2008. All artwork is sought including Fiber. Interested artists should send 20 images(CD, emial jpeg, or slides) artist statement, and resume to:

Nita Kehoe-Gadway
Head of Art/Gallery Director
Central Wyoming College
2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton, WY 82501

Deadline for 2007-2008 is August 1st, 2006.


Deadline: August 31, 2006

Biennial international exhibit of handwovens.

Rules (Partial)
Entries must be handwoven on a loom.
Weavers may submit up to two entries.
Must be original designs except where traditional drafts are used and noted.
Must have been completed within the last two years.

Entrants must indicate amateur or professional status on entry form.

There will be amateur and professional divisions in each of the following categories:

Accessories - Scarves, purses, jewelry, etc.
Decorative Functional - Linens, rugs, pillows, afghans, etc.
Decorative Non-Functional - Wall hangings, tapestries, 3-D work, etc.
Wearable - Clothing
Yardage - Minimum 3-yard length plus 14" full-width handling piece. Roll both pieces on a cardboard tube - do not fold. Weaver must be willing to allow the yardage to be hemmed and weighted for display.

Judges: (complete profiles available at website)

Neal Howard, a professional weaver and dyer for 15 years, is a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Piedmont Craftsmen, and Handweavers Guild of America.
Liz Spear is a full-time studio weaver of yardage and maker of garments, in Western North Carolina.
Kathrin Weber Scott is a professional hand-dyer and handweaver.

Awards: Awards will be given in each category. Special awards, including the HGA Award, will also be presented.

There is a non-refundable fee of $25.00 for up to two entries.
Entry forms and fees must be received by August 31, 2006

For a printable entry form, download brhs entry form

For information, contact Sue Reynolds, Registrar, Blue Ridge Handweaving Show, PO Box 18602, Asheville, NC 28814.;


Deadline: August 1, 2006

Proudly announces the 10th Annual "Lines into Shapes"
National Juried Art Show and SaleSeptember 22- October 15, 2006

“Lines into Shapes” is the name of the show and not the theme. (Most artwork starts with a few lines and develops into shapes.) The “Lines into Shapes” show is a multimedia show.

Categories of acceptable media are:
CATEGORY 1. Oil and/or acrylic painting.
CATEGORY 2. Watermedia: watercolor, gouache, or mixed watermedia.
CATEGORY 3. Pastels, graphite, and/or scratch board.
CATEGORY 4. Original printmaking. No digital or photomechanical processes.
CATEGORY 5. Sculpture, Fine art pottery/glass and/or wood.
CATEGORY 6. Photography.
CATEGORY 7. Fiber.
CATEGORY 9. Jewelry.

Open to all artists who work within the limits of the categories listed above. Work must be original and executed within the past three years. Work must not have been previously exhibited in the "LINES into SHAPES" National Juried Art Show & Sale. Entry in this exhibit establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in this prospectus.

A non-refundable entry fee of $12.00 per entry with the limit of 3 entries.

CASH AWARDS available

Click here for PROSPECTUS

Click here for ENTRY FORM

Or, for prospectus and entry form, send SASE to Art Center of Estes Park, PO Box 3635, Estes Park, CO 80517. (970) 586-5882;

Atlanta Artists Center

Deadline: June 9, 2006


Third Annual National Juried Exhibition, Aug. 29 - Sept. 28, 2006. Over $2,000 in awards. All media. Fee $25 members, $30 non-members, 1-3 slides. Slide/entry deadline postmarked by June 9, 2006. Downloadable prospectus or send #10 SASE to:

C. Scheder, 594 Outback Road, Jasper, GA 30143.

Bedford Gallery--Art Opportunity 3

An ongoing series of installations by Bay Area artists
(click the logo to visit the webpage)

Located in the first floor lobby of the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, the Art Site Space is nestled under the Grand Stairway. Local artists working in three-dimensional media are invited to submit proposals to exhibit their work and transform the Art Site into a visual greeting for patrons entering the Center, visiting Bedford Gallery, or going to a performance.

Submitting Work or Proposals to Bedford Gallery

Although Bedford Gallery's exhibitions are planned well in advance, the Curator is often reviewing work and proposals. Artists are encouraged to send by regular mail or courrier:

20 images maximum. Slides, digital files on disk, CD, VHS, DVD.
Articles and/or reviews of work
Artist's statement
Self addressed stamped mailer if you wish to have your materials returned.

Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions & Programs
Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Submissions by e-mail will not be accepted.

Bedford Gallery--Art Opportunity 2

Deadline: Ongoing

Submitting Work or Proposals to Bedford Gallery

Although Bedford Gallery's exhibitions are planned well in advance, the Curator is often reviewing work and proposals. Artists are encouraged to send by regular mail or courrier:

20 images maximum. Slides, digital files on disk, CD, VHS, DVD.
Articles and/or reviews of work
Artist's statement
Self addressed stamped mailer if you wish to have your materials returned.

Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions & Programs
Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Submissions by e-mail will not be accepted.

Bedford Gallery--Art Opportunity 1

Deadline: May 8, 2006

A National Juried Exhibition
of Traditional and Innovative Craft
July 9 - September 10, 2006
(click the logo to visit the webpage)

The Craft tradition has deep roots in our cultural histories and continues to evolve as our collective identities change and shift with the times. Bedford Gallery is seeking artists working in a broad range of material and conceptual approaches to craft, whether traditional or contemporary, conventional or
cutting-edge. “By the Hand” is open to artists working in clay, glass, wood, metal, and fiber to represent a broad range of styles exploring the breadth of contemporary craft in terms not only of tradition and design, but also of expression and concept. “By the Hand” will feature work which address and celebrate Craft’s own history and traditions of handwork, as well as work which examines our current times and evolving methods of “making”.

Jurors: Suzanne Baizerman, Independent curator. Former curator of crafts and decorative arts, Oakland Museum of California., and Jo Lauria, independent curator and museum consultant. Former decorative arts curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This exhibition will be juried by slide.


Full color PDF (1.5MB)

Text only PDF (30K)

Friday, April 14, 2006

Expressions 2006: The Wool Quilt Prize

Deadline: July 14, 2006

Expressions 2006: The Wool Quilt Prize
23 September - 26 November 2006

The National Wool Museum in conjunction with Ozquilt Network Inc. is proud
to announce that entries are being sought for Expressions 2006: The Wool Quilt

Be a part of this unique exhibition and celebrate the versatility and
quality of wool in contemporary art quilt making. To promote excellence in this
art form, The National Wool Museum is offering an acquisitive award of $AU 2000
and the winning entry will be acquired for the Museum's contemporary wool quilt

Offered biennially, Expressions has grown in popularity
since its inception in 2000, demonstrating the breadth of innovation and
creative possibilities afforded by the use of wool in art quilt making.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who already works with wool or
for those who would like to give it a try. We encourage quilters, textile
artists and those who may not yet realise that they are actually making quilts
to enter!

Expressions 2006 entry form
Expressions 2006 guide for entrants
Please print the entry form on both sides of one sheet of paper so that your personal details and the declaration are back to back.

Or contact us on (03) 5227 0701 to have the form sent to you. Entries close 14 July 2006.

Open Hearts/Helping Hands Phase 3

An exhibit & sale of small format fiber art to benefit
Gulf Coast Relief during the Lowell Quilt Festival.

*All work must be made since August 27, 2005 and be in response to the hurricanes and/or their aftermath* This may be interpreted broadly. The work does not need to be literal. This will not be a juried exhibit but please be mindful of the very public nature of an Art Walk.

Small works will be displayed as the Lowell Art Walk
hosted by Friends Fabric Art in Lowell MA

Size requirements: 24"x 24" or smaller

Time line:
*Statement of intention due no later than May 15, 2006
Send this to:
*Put Oh/Hh Phase 3 in the subject line

Paperwork requirements and shipping instructions will be sent back to you by June 15.

*Work due to arrive in Lowell between July 10 and 21

Full details may be obtained by visiting:

A Mitten for Michigan
Convergence 2006 Grand Rapids Fiber Challenge

Deadline: May 15, 2006

Exhibit: June 27-July 1, 2006
DeVos Place Convention Center
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Design and send a pair of handmade mittens to Grand Rapids—any fiber technique, any material.

The Fiber Challenge is open to any and all C06 participants and is intended to be informal and fun.

A map of Michigan makes it a most recognizable state: the lower peninsula looks like a mitten. The challenge is to design and send a pair of handmade mittens to Grand Rapids—any fiber technique, any material. Make the mittens the size of your hand, or a child’s hand. If you are producing an “art” mitten, you could even “lose” one of the pair and make just one.

The mittens will be displayed at Convergence 2006 for all to admire and enjoy. A silent auction will be held from Thursday until noon on Saturday. Fill out a bid sheet near the mitten display in the Vendor Hall. At noon on Saturday, the highest bidder on each pair will be able to take their mitten set. The proceeds and any unsold mittens will then be donated to a local charity. Think of the satisfaction in helping keep hands warm through the long Michigan winter.

All entered mittens must be sent ready to show and exhibit. Mittens will be auctioned or donated to charity and will not be returned to the artist.

Entries must be postmarked by the following dates:
-Entries Due: May 15, 2006
-Exhibition Date: June 27-July 1, 2006

Prospectus and Entry Form

Spin A Grand Strand
HGA’s Convergence 2006 Grand Rapids
Handspinning Exhibit

Entries due: May 15, 2006

Uniquely glorious on their own, strands are basic to any constructed fabric.
Show off your Grand Strands.

June 27– July 1, 2006
DeVos Place Convention Center
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Juror: Kaye Collins

All work is subject to final approval by the jurors’ representative after its arrival. Submission to Spin a Grand Strand implies that the artist understands that all work, without exception, must remain for the duration of the exhibit.

Submitted work can be created using traditional or nontraditional fibers.

Skeins must be formed by yarns made in a two-yard (1.8 meter) loop, secured with four figure-eight ties made of the same yarn. Skeins need to be either 100 yards (90 meters) or between two and four ounces (56.7 grams and 113.4 grams). Identification tags MUST be securely attached to the skein.

Three skeins may be entered per artist. Skeins must be originally conceived and created by the entrant: it should be one-of-a-kind, unpublished, not previously exhibited at a Convergence, and completed within the past two years.

Work executed under classroom supervision is not eligible.

All accepted entries must be sent ready to show and exhibit.

All entries must remain on display until the conclusion of the exhibit.

Various prizes will be available and awarded by the juror.

Calendar Any entries postmarked after these dates will be returned unopened.

Entries due: May 15, 2006
Exhibition dates: June 27-July 1, 2006
Return of work: August 2006

Sales Work on exhibit will not be for sale.

Online Entry Form
PDF Entry Form

Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Two Opportunities
Beanie Exhibition & Beanie Competition

Beanie Central Exhibition

Entries must be received by June 14, 2006

Exhibition Dates
Friday 30 June 2006- Monday 3 July 2006

Entry of work into Beanie Central is free.
All beanies must be for sale.

A 25% commission will be taken from any sold work by the Alice Springs Beanie Festival to run free workshops, run the festival etc.
Unsold work will be returned to the maker.
All work that will fit into a 3 kilo soft postage bag will be returned free of charge.


Each artist may send up to 10 beanies/ beanie sets or tea cosies for sale and exhibition at Beanie Central.

Each artist may also send up to 10 balls, or 10 sets of balls of hand spun yarn.
These must be firmly packaged and labelled.

Beanie sets with matching socks or scarves will be accepted.
No shoes, no lone scarves, no jumpers.
All other items will be returned to the artist, cash on delivery.

For more information about Beanie Central visit:

Beanie Central entry form (pdf)
Beanie Central swingtags (pdf)

The Beanie Competition

Entries must be received by June 9, 2006

Colours of the Country: Celebrating 10 Years of
the Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Araluen Galleries
Araluen Cultural Precinct
Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs

Friday, June 30, 2006
7:00 p.m.

Exhibition Open Daily beginning: July 1, 2006

Entry fee $15 per entry and 30% commission.

International Entries:

The entry fee must be paid with an international bank cheque
or in Australian dollars.

Any money owing international artists will be paid with a
National Australia bank cheque in Australian dollars.

2006 Competition Categories

1 Most sculptural beanie.
2 Spirit of the land.
3 Beanie that best incorporates a design of Australian native flora and fauna.
4 Most festive beanie.
5 Most stylish beanie
6 Mad Hatter’s Prize.
7 Best Tea Cosie


8 Committee prize for the best use of embellishment.
9 Central Australian Prize for Makers of the Region.
10 Beanie Festival Committee Acquisitive Prize for Wonderful and Unusual Work.
11 The Robbie Beard Prize for Innovative Work
12 People's Prize: The Favourite Beanie of 2006

Jenny Bellew, Designer, Cleckheaton
Lenore Dembski, Paperbark Woman
Charmaine Kik, Curator, Araluen

Complete details for the Beanie Competion are available:

Beanie Competition form (pdf)
Competition Swing tags (pdf)

The 2007 Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships

Deadline: June 30, 2006

Applications are invited for Samstag Scholarships, for study overseas in the visual arts from 2007.

The University of South Australia offers the scholarships on behalf of the Trustee of the estate of Gordon Samstag, late of Naples, Florida USA.

Each 2007 scholarship includes, for twelve months of overseas study, a tax-exempt stipend equivalent to US$32,000 (United States dollars), plus return airfares and institutional fees for one academic year.

The following are eligible:

  • Graduates, of not more than five years standing by 30 June 2006, of a studio-based course at an Australian institution of higher education;


  • Visual arts students currently enrolled in a studio-based course in an Australian institution of higher education, who will have completed at least two years of full-time equivalent study.

All applicants must be either Australian citizens or have permanent residency status, and be at least 18 years of age. Persons currently overseas may apply provided they are otherwise eligible in accordance with the above.

Samstag application forms and detailed guidelines can be requested through the Samstag website by filling out the electronic form.

Applicants are advised to read the guidelines form carefully, for more detailed information.

Expressions: The Art Quilt

Deadline: July 21, 2006
Best of Show Prize $2000

You are invited to submit entries into this exciting new art quilt competition and touring show directed by Tims Art Quilt Studio in La Veta Colorado.

Mission Statement for Expressions: The Art Quilt
To increase worldwide awareness of the diverse spectrum of art quilts through a juried and judged, multi-venue exhibition of the finest works by contemporary quiltmakers. The show, combined with publicity and promotional efforts, is established for the purpose of increasing the reputation and value of quilts as art by galleries and collectors.

The innovative works selected for this exhibit shall be indicative of the diversity of art quilts and demonstrate the unique methods utilized in the medium of quilting today. Expressions requires that each work adhere to the following definition of quilting: Any work created in fabric with front, back and middle layers stitched entirely together when finished.

The jurors and judges will evaluate and select works that have strong merit in content, design, and workmanship.

Judges will select no more than one work per artist.

Judges: Katie Pasquini, Joan Hanley and Ricky Tims

For complete details visit:
Download the entry form:

Postcard Exhibition: Artisan Center of Virginia

Forwarded from a member of the Quiltart Mailing List:

From: Mary Beth Bellah
Date: Apr 6, 2006 4:29 PM
Subject: [Quiltart] repost: postcard exhibition in VA

Hi folks,

I thought I'd repost this call for submissions in case you missed it or are just tuning in. The only additional bit of info that I'd like to be sure to add is that all the postcards should be mailed to me under-cover, that is, in a packet/envelop so that collectors/buyers of the cards can decide to use them for their own correspondence purposes or save for display. BTW I've already gotten many submissions and the work is very good!
take care, mb

Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 12:52:48 -0500
Subject: postcard exhibition

As part of my getting-the-word-out-about-the-media effort I'd like
to encourage you all to consider submitting work for a postcard exhibition that I'm curating for the Artisan Center of Virginia (in Waynesboro VA) The exhibition will hang for the month of June 06 with an opening reception scheduled for Sat June 3. The gallery director chose the show title Postcards on the Edge (fiber art and mixed media) From my perspective one of the nicest things about this
exhibition is that it will also sell the postcards over the course of the
exhibit with the artists receiving 60% of the sale price.

My plan for display is to drop down strands of monofilament with intermittent clasps (preferable alligator clips but I'm still search for a bulk source for these) from the ceiling to a foot or two above the floor. The gallery space will be ringed with these long, free hanging strands of postcards (can't you just imagine them, gentle swirling from air currents?). When someone buys a card, a new one will be clipped in its place. To maintain some sanity in pricing for the ACV folks, ALL post cards will be priced at $30 (so don't send a card that you don't think getting $18 in compensation for is worth your time/skill/materials....likewise please don't send a card that you don't think is "worth" $30....) Size restrictions are linked to US postal rules for 1st class mail so the postcards need to be:

3.5" minimum height x 5" minimum length
with maximum sizes not to exceed 6" height x 11.5" in length.
Thickness not to exceed 1/4"
(of course you can use any measurements between these min/max limits)

All postcards need to be received by May 1, 2006 in order to get a full inventory list in place before the gallery installs the exhibition. There is NO submission fee involved and your only expense will be the postage to send the work and a return SASE with sufficient postage to return all cards in the event that yours don't sell. The gallery will send artist payments by the 15th of the following month (July). If you will email me ( to let me know you've put them into the mail, when I receive them I will send you an email confirming arrival. By including your mailing address in that email, I'll add you to the mailing list for the exhibition announcement/postcard.
Your postcards should be sent to:
1855 Arrowhead Valley Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22903

Feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think may be interested
in sending work. Hopefully I included all the important information but if
you have any questions feel free to email me ( I'll post this info a few more times between now and May 1 but I wanted to give you
all plenty of time to work on as many cards as you'd like to send! :)

Au Naturale: Visions of Nature

Deadline: June 26, 2006

Au Naturale: Visions of Nature

Entry Information is listed below. Click here for online printable entry form or email for a printable .pdf entry form.

Quilts chosen for this exhibit may be representational or abstract, but must include some aspect of nature as the subject. TAQS requires that each work adhere to the following definition of quilting: Any work created in fabric with front, back and middle layers stitched entirely together when finished.

Works will be selected based on strong merit in content, design, and workmanship.

Show dates: August 5, 2006 to Sept 21, 2006
Reception: Saturday, August 5, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Entry Fee - $10 per quilt

Complete details are available:

Monday, April 03, 2006

Ruth Chenven Foundation

Call for grant applications

Application requests Deadline: May 31, 2006

Application Deadline: July 31, 2006

Cash grants up to $1,500 to craft artists who are engaged in planning a project. To receive an application, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

The Ruth Chenven Foundation
7505 Jackson Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912


The deadline is April 29, 2006

East End Applied Arts is pleased to announce a call for entries for our fall 2006 show, Cutting Edge (September 8 to October 28, 2006). We are looking for contemporary and innovative work that is functional or decorative and celebrates the use of fiber and/or paper as primary materials. Up to 20 participants will be selected. Judging will be done by Phyllis Rider (artist) 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.

For enquiries, please contact the gallery at or 720 203 3575.

Redefining The Container: TO HOLD WITHIN

Submission Deadline: July 8, 2006

Waterworks Gallery invites artists of the Pacific Northwest, including British Columbia, to submit entries for a contemporary container and vessel show to be held at the gallery November 4th - 26th, 2006

Materials: Organic and man made including the usage of recycled materials.

All artworks on exhibit must be for sale.

Contact information:
Ruth Offen or Dona Reed
waterworks gallery
P.O. Box 28
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Prospectus: click here for press release details and show application form

Rhapsody in Rugs: Rags to Rugs at the Carnegie

Postmark Deadline: June 7, 2006

Rhapsody in Rugs: Rags to Rugs at the Carnegie
September 16 - November 11, 2006

Open to all rug hookers living in the United States and Canada. Artist may submit hooked rugs completed since 1996, if not featured in previous RIR show. Traditional, Primitive and Multi-media hooked pieces will be considered. All pieces must be able to be hung on a wall for exhibit. Minimum size: 12"X 18"; maximum size: 60" X 84".

Cash Awards
$500 best in show, plus three $200 merit awards.

Entry Fee
$12 for the first three entries; $5 for each additional entry.

Judge and Jurors
Professional rug hooking artists and teachers: Dr. Carol Ambrozy, Athol, MA; Sibyl Osicka, Parma, OH; and Diane Phillips, Fairport, NY.

Click here for an Entry Form OR send SASE to:

Carnegie Center for Art and History Inc.
201 E. Spring St.
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 944-7336

54th Stockton Art League Exhibition

DEADLINE : All entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2006

54th Stockton Art League Exhibition
August 6 - September 17, 2006

Over $5,000 in total cash awards will be presented.


: The competition is open to artists in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada.


: Duane Wakeham is a prize-winning painter of the hills and coastal marshes of California.

CATEGORIES: 1. Acrylics and Oils 2. Water Media 3. Mixed Media & Graphics 4. Sculpture 5. Pastel


: Works must be original, completed within the last two years and must not have previously shown in any Stockton Art League Exhibit at the Haggin Museum. Qualifying Media for two-dimensional works includes: oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, mixed media, pastel, pencil, pen and ink, batik, alkyd, scratchboard, original prints (e.g., lithograph, etching, engraving, serigraph). Three-dimensional works may include sculpture done in traditional media, constructions, assemblages, suspended forms, soft sculpture and light forms. Excluded are: computer enhanced or generated artwork, reproduction prints, and photography.


: All artwork shall be no larger than 48" in any direction including frame and no smaller than 11 x 14 excluding frame.


: $15.00 each entry for non-members or $12.00 each for SAL members.

There is a limit of five entries per artist .

Download Prospectus

South Cobb Arts Alliance

Postmark Deadline: May 15, 2006

CALL FOR ENTRIES - 19th National Juried Art Exhibition


Open to all residents of the USA. Submit only work completed within the last three years. All works submitted must be original works of the applicant and must not have been accepted in prior juried exhibitions of the SCAA. No reproductions or copies will be accepted.


Painting - Oil/Acrylic; Painting - Watercolor; Pastel; Printmaking - etching, woodcuts, serigraphs, etc; Drawing; Sculpture - metal, clay, wood or any mixture in 3-D form; Photography; Mixed Media (list all materials used); Fine Crafts.

Click here to download prospectus (Word Document format)

To receive an application by mail, send your request to:
South Cobb Arts Alliance, Inc.
19th National Juried Exhibition
5239 Floyd Rd.
Mableton, GA 30126

Questions about the National Juried Art Exhibition?
Call the South Cobb Arts Alliance at 770-739-0189
Monday thru Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Carol Peterson, National Juried Show Chair