Monday, April 30, 2007

ArtQuilt Elements

Deadline: September 14, 2007 (Receive)


ArtQuilt Elements, formerly ArtQuilts at the Sedgwick (AQatS), is a biennial juried exhibition, celebrating its eighth show. In April and May 2008, AQE will be presented by the Wayne Art Center.

Mission Statement

The mission of AQE is to create an East Coast venue for art quilts that will promote the contemporary quilt as an art form. In this exhibition we present contemporary quilts that reflect or embrace original, unique and innovative methods incorporating
impressive craftsmanship and technical prowess.

The Wayne Art Center

For 75 years the Wayne Art Center has been enriching its community through the arts. More information on the Wayne Art Center can be found on their website, www.wayneart.org

Wayne is located 20 miles from downtown Philadelphia.


The entry fee is $30.00 for an all-digital entry or $40.00 if submitting images on slides.

Application form, slides or CD, check, & SASE must be received by September 14, 2007.


Awards

Our efforts to cultivate organizations that acknowledge artists in various disciplines is ongoing. We are pleased to announce that awards will be given from the following organizations to artists participating in the 2008 AQE Exhibit:

The Surface Design Association
The Fabric Workshop & Museum
Studio Art Quilt Associates
Heartstring Quilters Guild Choice Award

The Jurors

B. J. ADAMS
Fiber Artist

MI-KYOUNG LEE
Head of Fibers/Assistant Professor, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

ROBERT SHAW
Author and Curator


Requirements

..Work submitted must be innovative and original in design.
..Work derivative of other quilt artists or work created in a workshop with the aid of an instructor is not acceptable.
..Work must be a personal expression of the artist’s intent.
..Quilts submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2004.
..If the quilt will be framed, this information and the finished size must be listed on the application.
..Artist statement, bio and digital image will be required after notification of acceptance into AQE 2008.

Download the prospectus: ArtQuilt Elements

Questions?
E-mail artquiltelements@wayneart.org

REVISED SCHEDULE

Hello Readers,

This is just a quick note to inform you that we are in the process of making a few changes. Weekly posts shall continue during the makeover but expect a few delays. New items shall appear on or before May 5, 2007.

In the meantime, thanks for your readership and subscriptions.

The Keeper

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Food Stuffs

Deadline: May 1, 2007


Food Stuffs
a collective exhibition
1st May - 27th May 2007
currated by Amy Spencer

Food Stuffs, a fantastic new exhibition of plush food.

This will be a collective exhibition of international artists. We are looking for makers of all varieties of plush food stuffs - felt cakes, knitted burgers, crocheted fruit, vintage fabric dinners, everything and anything with a fake food theme. We are planning to cover the walls with a menu of cute foodie goodness.

If you are interested in contributing to the exhibition, we would love to hear from you. You will need to be able to pay for the shipping for your contribution to the uk and hopefully all the works will be for sale (if your item does sell you will receive the proceeds soon after). The deadline for receipt of all contributions is 1st may.

Food Stuffs is being curated by Amy Spencer, author of brand new craft book the Crafter Culture Handbook (Fifty Fantastic Projects from your Favourite Crafters and Commentary on Craft Culture) and DIY: The Rise of Lo-Fi Culture.

To learn more about Cafe Kino, see www.cafe-kino.com

To ask questions and get involved in Food Stuffs email CafeKinoArt@googlemail.com



SAQA: The Creative Force

Deadline: June 1, 2007


Studio Art Quilt Associates: The Creative Force
International Quilt Festival and Market, Houston, TX
October 27 - November 4, 2007

Tour Dates:
International Quilt Market/Fall Oct. 27-29, 2007 in the Janome Gallery

Houston, TX International Quilt Festival/Houston Nov. 1-4, 2007 in the
Janome Gallery


The exhibition "Studio Art Quilt Associates: The Creative Force" will premiere in the Janome Gallery at IQF 2007. Entries will be accepted from members until June 1st. Janome is the generous sponsor.

Not yet a SAQA member?

Visit www.SAQA.com for more info on the show and info about joining.

See the Membership Categories & Benefits to learn how to join.

The prospectus and entry form are available via the SAQA Members Home Page.

This is an exhibition set up like the Husqavarna/Viking has been in the past, will hard walls and special lighting. It will be a quiet oasis at Quilt Festival in Houston.

Artwork will be published in a catalog of the exhibition, which is also made possible through the generosity of Janome America. A chance to be published!

Juror: Rebecca A.T. Stevens, consulting curator at the Textile Museum, Washington, DC.

This is a great opportunity to have your work recognized by a leader in the field.

It will hang on pipe and drape at:

International Quilt Festival/Chicago April 11-13, 2008, Rosemont, IL
International Quilt Festival/Summer July 25-27, 2008 Long Beach, California

Curator: Kim Ritter (www.kimritter.com)

Contact Kim with any questions kimritter@houston.rr.com

BC Renaissance Festival

DEADLINE: July 13, 2007



BC Renaissance Festival


We are looking for Artists in all mediums: quilts, pottery, glass, costumes, jellies, paint, canvas, pencil, wood, paper, CDs, musical instruments, etc... Toys, household items, clothing, games, puppets, food, etc... With a high number of successful renfests throughout the US hope that we can bring that success here in order to create a summer income for a number of artists. Come on out and be part of our first year as we share the spotlight with long time extablished Aldergrove Fair Days. This year we are a one weekend event with the intention of eventually growing into a permanent site multiple weekend event.


HOW TO APPLY:

Please visit:
http://www.bcrenfest.com/vendors.html and download the application form.

For inspiration a quick visit to: http://www.renaissancefestival.com/rendir.asp

Monday, April 16, 2007

Noyes Museum of Art: WEARABLES Exhibit

Deadline: Unspecified

The Noyes Museum of Art in Odenville, NJ is in the planning stages of putting together a WEARABLES exhibit for May through August of 2008.

This exhibit will be co-curated by Joanie San Chirico and Dorrie Papademetriou. If you are interested in participating, please email a few images of your work for consideration to Dorrie Papademetriou, Exhibitions Manager at dpapadem@noyesmuseum.org.

We're looking for cutting-edge, experimental and interesting garments, accessories and related work.

Noyes Museum 2007 Biennial

Deadline: June 1, 2007

Noyes Museum of Art
July 20-September 2, 2007
Reception: July 20th 5:00-8:00pm


Each artist is invited to present one work that is either wall dependant or freestanding. All southern New Jersey artists working in fine art disciplines from the following counties are invited to participate: Burlington, Ocean, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Salem, Cumberland and Cape May.

The work submitted must have been created within the two years and not previously shown at the Noyes. This is a juried exhibition and the artwork will be for sale to the public.

The Museum retains a 40% commission (unless you are a Signature Artist Member, which is 30%).

The Noyes Museum of Art will present the following awards:

1st Place: $500.00

2nd Place: $250.00

3rd Place: $100.00

REQUIREMENTS

1. Provide the following general information:

�� Artist Statement
�� Artist Biography
�� Complete Contact Information including county of residence, telephone, email, and website if applicable

2. Visual material: Supply 1 digital image of work that would be in the Biennial. Work submitted must have been created in within the last two years and not previously shown at the Noyes.

�� Digital image must include description sheet with artist name, medium, dimensions, title of artwork, selling price and year created
�� CD with image and text (no slides or photos)

3. Provide a jury fee $20.00 (Noyes Museum Members $10). Jury Fees are non refundable.


The Noyes Museum of Art
2007 Biennial
733 Lily Lake Road
Oceanville, NJ 08231
Tel: 609-652-8848
www.noyesmuseum.org

Download the Prospectus:
http://www.noyesmuseum.org/images/a2007%20Biennial%20Prospecuts.pdf

Individual Creative Artists Track: Fellowships & Apprenticeships

Deadline: August 1, 2007


The mission of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.


Individual Creative Artists Track: Fellowships & Apprenticeships

Activity Period: January 1 - December 31. All funded activities must take place during this time period.

Description: The PCA supports outstanding Pennsylvania artists by awarding Fellowships on an annual basis. Award amounts are either $5,000 and $10,000.

Fellowships are offered in a variety categories of artistic discipline. The categories, listed below, are organized into two groups, with deadlines on the first business day of August in alternating years: e.g. 2006, 2008, 2010, etc. Folk Arts Apprenticeships are offered annually. Contact the PCA for assistance in determining your artistic category, group and application deadline.


Even Calendar Year Application Deadlines: August 2008, 2010, 2012, etc.
  • Arts Commentary - Perspectives on the Arts;
  • Crafts;
  • Folk & Traditional Arts - Craft Traditions and Apprenticeships;
  • Literature - Fiction or Creative Non-Fiction;
  • Media Arts - Narrative and Animation;
  • Music - Jazz/Blues/World or Non-Classical Composition;
  • Theatre - New Performance Forms;
  • Visual Arts - Photography or Sculpture/Installation

Odd Calendar Year Application Deadlines: August 2007, 2009, 2011, etc.
  • Dance - Choreography
  • Folk & Traditional Arts - Performing Traditions and Apprenticeships;
  • Literature - Poetry;
  • Media Arts - Documentary and Experimental;
  • Music - Classical Composition;
  • Theatre - Scriptworks (for playwrights and screenwriters);
  • Visual Arts - Painting or Artist Books/Drawing/Printmaking or New Technologies/Other Genres


For complete details, visit the website.

(ähts), The Boston Arts Festival

Deadline: May 25, 2007


(ähts): The Boston Arts Festival
Designed to launch Boston's arts season and showcase more than 60-juried artists and Boston's contemporary arts scene. These exceptional visual artists will exhibit and sell one-of-a-kind and limited edition works of art including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, fiber art, fine glasswork, woodwork, mixed media, and photography. www.cityofboston.gov/arts

Apply online: http://www.callforentry.org/cafe_listings.phtml

The Lawrence Arts Center

Two Ongoing Deadlines: May 1 and November 1


The Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence, KS

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm
http://www.lawrenceartscenter.com/gallery/artist_info.html

Proposals are reviewed twice a year. Deadlines for submission are May 1, and November 1. Reviews and responses are usually completed in 30 days. Generally, exhibitions are schedule 18 - 24 months in advance.

Send a letter to the Gallery Director describing the exhibition you envision. Include a current resume for each artist plus examples of ten works representing the work to be shown. Examples may be sent as 35mm slides, photo-copies or digital files on CD or via e-mail. If you have a professional website, include the address.

Delivery/Pick up of work

It is the responsibility of the artist/exhibitor to deliver and pick-up work for display unless other arrangements are made in advance with the gallery director.

Installation

Lawrence Arts Center staff members, in consultation with the artist/exhibitor, will normally install exhibitions. In the case of group shows that are sponsored by organizations, those organizations may take responsibility for the installation and de-installation of exhibitions.

Sales

The Center will charge a 35% commission on all sales of art up to $500 in value, 25% over $500.

Public information and marketing

The Lawrence Arts Center will produce media information regarding all exhibitions in its galleries.

The Arts Center publishes The Arts in Action, an arts magazine, four times each year and will prepare articles and calendars that inform the public of upcoming exhibitions.

The Arts Center will meet the cost of mailing exhibition announcement cards to its members and to any names and addresses provided by the artist/exhibitor.

Receptions

The Lawrence Arts Center will normally hold a public reception for artists or arts groups having exhibitions in the Center's galleries. Dates for receptions will be set in consultation with the artists/exhibitors. Exhibiting artists are expected to attend the receptions unless circumstances prevent it.

In the case of arts groups that have annual exhibitions in the Arts Center galleries, responsibility for reception invitations, refreshments, and entertainment will be with the arts organization itself rather than the Arts Center.

Gallery Talk/Lectures

The Arts Center encourages exhibiting artists to provide a gallery talk/lecture to the public at some time during the exhibition. Arrangements for such talks will be made individually with the gallery director.

Workshops

The Lawrence Arts Center routinely offers classes and workshops to the public. Exhibiting artists and arts groups are encouraged to consider offering a class or workshop in connection with their exhibition. Coordination and planning for such classes and workshops will be done through the LAC education program director in cooperation with the gallery director.

Insurance

The Lawrence Arts Center does not carry insurance on individual works of art that are voluntarily displayed in its gallery. While the Arts Center takes every reasonable precaution to keep a safe and secure exhibition environment, it cannot be responsible for damage or theft of items exhibited in its galleries. Artists/exhibitors assume all risk for items on display. Artists who wish to insure their work should make arrangements directly with their own insurance agents. The Arts Center gallery director will be happy to supply artists/exhibitors or insurance agents with information related to the building and the exhibition.

Contacts:

Rick Mitchell
Gallery Director
lacgallery@sunflower.com

Ann Dean
Administrative Assistant
lacadmin@sunflower.com

940 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 843-2787

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Contemporary Art Center of Virginia

Deadline: Open/Unspecified

The mission of the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia (CAC) is to foster awareness, exploration, and understanding of the significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity in its programs, CAC stimulates individual thinking and dialogues throughout the community and seeks to educate visitors regarding the nature and diversity of contemporary artistic expression. In keeping with this mission, artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for exhibitions.

Eligibility

Artists working in any media over the age of 18 are eligible for application.

Applicants for the Butler gallery are restricted to Virginia residents.

Applicants for Project and Main gallery are open to both national and international artists.

Click here for the exhibition proposal application. All proposals must adhere to the guidelines in the application.

Questions?

Contact Natalie Bray, Associate Curator

757.425.0000 x.27

Call for Baltimore Artists

Deadline: May 7, 2007


University Baptist Church, located in Charles Village, is inviting artists from the Baltimore area to participate in its first annual benefit art show at the end of June, 2007.

Open to artists who live in the Baltimore area.

All types of work will be considered, including, painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, textiles, digital art, performance, installation (installation gallery space is available), film and video, and craft arts. Size of two and three dimensional work must be limited to 6 ft. in height, width and/or span, with the exception of submissions of outdoor sculpture. All subject matter will be considered, including art styles that push the conventional edge. Work will be displayed in a formal gallery setting.

The show will be up from June 22 – July 6. Opening will take place the evening of June 22. The show will be locally advertised to the Baltimore community and nationally recognized through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship denomination.

20% of any sales will go to benefit the fight against AIDS in Africa. The artist keeps the other 80%.

We are also looking for designs to put on T-Shirts that will be sold in conjunction with the gallery to benefit the cause against AIDS. These designs do not need to be related to AIDS or Africa.

Please submit 3-6 images of work, in slide or digital format, along with artist statement and biography and any necessary proposal materials to:

August Bellanca
Art Gallery Submissions
University Baptist Church
3501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
or bellancaaugust@hotmail.com

Buffalo Arts Studio

Deadline: Open/Unspecified


Buffalo Arts Studio seeks artists working in all mediums for consideration for exhibitions in 2008.

There are two gallery spaces located in Buffalo Arts Studio. In 2007 Buffalo Arts Studio will present solo and group exhibitions in our two galleries, surrounded by artists’ studios on the 5th floor of the Tri-Main Building. BAS is committed to a full range of media and subjects, and the support of working artists and the art-viewing public. Exhibits are scheduled 1 to 2 years in advance. We are currently reviewing submissions for the 2008 exhibition period.

Solo exhibits will focus primarily on emerging artists whom have not previously had solo exhibitions in Buffalo.

Submissions


To submit work for review by Buffalo Arts Studio, artists must include:
1. Letter of interest
2. Resume / C.V.
3. Artist’s Statement
4. Slides, labeled and in slide sheet of most recent work (10-20) or digital images i.e., eps, jpeg, tiff or giff files are preferred.
5. Slide Script
6. Postcards, reviews and other supporting materials if available
7. CD and DVD submissions will be reviewed, and must be sent via snail mail
8. SASE for return of slides & materials

Please send proposals to:
Brooke Fitzpatrick, Curator
Buffalo Arts Studio
2495 Main St., Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14214

For more questions and more information call (716) 833-4450 Ext #10 or visit the Buffalo Arts Studio website at www.buffaloartsstudio.org



Does Gender Still Matter?

Deadline: June 8, 2007


Does Gender Still Matter?
Purdue University Galleries
Robert L. Ringel Gallery
October 22 through December 2, 2007



Purdue University Galleries (West Lafayette, Indiana) invite entries for a national exhibition examining the role of gender in contemporary society, including constructs of masculinity, femininity, androgyny, etc.

Elizabeth K. Mix, contemporary art historian at Butler University, Indianapolis, the Gallery director and advisory panel will select artwork.

There is no entry fee, but exhibiting artists will be responsible for shipping.

All media eligible, including new and emerging technologies.

Interested artists should send examples of current work (up to 10 slides or jpegs on CD; DVD for time-based media), resume, artist statement, and SASE to:

Craig Martin
Director,
Purdue University Galleries
Physics Building Room 205
525 Northwestern Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2036
cdmartin@purdue.edu
(765) 494-3061

Show prospectus is available for download at www.purdue.edu/galleries or by e-mail request.

Sunroom Project Space Program

Deadline: May 11, 2007


Sunroom Project Space Program: is a venue for New York area emerging artists to develop a special project or new body of work to exhibit in one of the two windowed sunrooms on the ground floor of Glyndor House. Five artists will be selected for solo exhibitions in the spring and fall of 2008. Work in all media will be considered and artists are encouraged to experiment with the parameters of traditional display and exhibition formats.

The selected artists will have between 6 and 12 months to develop their ideas and to create new work for the project. The installation period is two days for most slots so the project needs to be installed and de-installed quickly.

A meet-the-artist gallery talk will be scheduled for each artist.

The selected artists will receive an honorarium of $1,500.

Eligibility:


Open to emerging artists with a record of solid achievement and potential, for whom this opportunity might contribute to professional advancement; and who are not represented by a commercial gallery, not student, and have not previously shown at Wave Hill. Because we encourage artists to spend time at Wave Hill developing their ideas, artists should live in a 50-mile radius of the Bronx.


For application process/forms contact: www.wavehill.org/arts

Visions from the Heart

Deadline: May 4, 2007

Visions from the Heart
The Kennedy Center

"Visions from the Heart" a juried exhibition that will showcase any two and/or three dimensional work completed in the last 5 years by artists with disabilities.

First, second and third place cash prizes will be awarded.

A private patron pre-opening gallery reception will be held on June 20th at City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport, CT with the general public opening on June 21st to run through July 21st.

For more information, please call Lois Gerety at The Kennedy Center at 203-332-4535 x240

Visit any of these websites to download an application:

www.thekennedycenterinc.org

www.BarnumFestival.com

www.Visions-from-the-Heart.com

www.citylightsgallery.org.

SPACES

Deadline: May 11, 2007

SPACES
2220 Superior Viaduct
Cleveland, OH 44113

SPACES is a nonprofit, artist-run arts organization that provides opportunities for artists to present emerging and provocative ideas in the visual and performing arts.

SPACES, an artist-run, alternative art gallery, is accepting applications for the 2007/08 exhibition season. We are seeking visual artists in all media, including video, installation, traditional media, web art, as well as proposals for curated exhibitions. All selected artists and curators are paid honoraria.

For applications, go to www.SPACESgallery.org or email info@SPACESgallery.org.

VOXXOXO Vox Populi

Deadline: May 14, 2007

Vox Populi
VOXXOXO
July 6 to July 28, 2007


Vox Populi, a nonprofit artist collective located in Philadelphia, is currently accepting submissions for VOXXOXO. The exhibition will run from July 6 through July 28, 2007 and is being juried by Sheryl Conkelton, Director of Tyler School of Art's Exhibitions and Public Programs, and Kirby Gookin, art historian, critic, curator and public artist.

Artists of all media are invited to submit 3 to 5 examples of completed works. All submitted works must be available for exhibition.

Complete applications must include:

1. 3 or 5 images
a. Slides must be labeled with name, title and orientation dot positioned at bottom right hand corner
b. CD-R: Images saved at 72 dpi resolution on CD-R, sized at 8" by 10". Please label each image lastnamefirstname_1.jpg and so forth. CD-R submissions must be accompanied by a printout of images on one 81/2"x 11" sheet of paper.
c. Video: You may submit 2 minute clips of each submitted piece or we will view the first 2 minutes of each submission. The work must be submitted on DVD (NTSC).

2. Completed VOXXOXO submission form (found on our website at www.voxpopuligallery.org)

3. Current resume and artist statement

4. SASE

5. $20 entry fee for 3 submissions; $30 entry fee for 5 submissions.

For more information, please visit website at www.voxpopuligallery.org or call 215-238-1236.

CRAFT magazine's Stitch N' Pitch Contest

CRAFT Magazine's Stitch N' Pitch Contest

Deadline: May 31, 2007 at midnight PST

We want to celebrate all things needlearts and baseball this spring and summer — what better way to do this than with a contest? CRAFT magazine's Stitch N' Pitch Contest teams up CRAFT with TNNA's Stitch N' Pitch baseball games this summer, scheduled around the country at 22 major league baseball games starting in May. Your work must be of an original design in the needlearts areas of knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, needlepoint, or embroidery and must center on the theme of baseball. You can interpret any aspect of baseball you'd like. Be creative here! Each needleart is a specific category you can enter, along with our extra category of Baseball Team Theme Design, where we encourage you to show your love for your favorite participating baseball team in the Stitch N' Pitch lineup! But that's not all — we know it's all about DIY and sharing the love, so all winners will have their project how-to's posted up in our special Stitch N' Pitch section on craftzine.com.

We encourage crafters of all levels to join in on the fun! Each needlearts category will have winners in the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels. The contest entries are open from April 4 though May 31, 2007.


Enter the Contest --> Online Entry Form


Rules:

Your needlearts submission must be of an original design by you and must center on the theme of baseball. You can interpret any aspect of baseball you'd like. Be creative here!

You must create your project using knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, needlepoint, or embroidery. Mixed needlearts projects are allowed, but please enter in the one category that you feel best represents your entry.

If you are selected as a winner, you must agree to let CRAFT publish your project's how-to on the craftzine.com website and allow your winning project to tour with TNNA or CRAFT at future craft expos and the 2008 Stitch N' Pitch games.

You must take clear photos of your work and upload your entry and any side views to our CRAFT Flickr pool (see Category info below for tagging instructions). To do so, you must be a member of Flickr (free) and become a member of the CRAFT Flickr pool (also free).

Fill out the online entry form and include one main URL for your project. For multiple photo views of your project, please enter the extra URL(s) in the Additional Info field.

If you are selected as a semi-finalist, you must mail in your work to be reviewed for physical judging. All semi-finalist entries not selected as winners will be mailed back. CRAFT magazine and TNNA are not responsible for articles lost in the mail.

There will be 3 winners per category by level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) with a total of 18 winners overall.


Categories:

There are six categories total. You can enter up to two categories if one category is a needleart and the other is the Baseball Team Theme. If your project includes mixed needlearts, then enter your project under the category that accounts for more than 60% of the project.

All entries must be uploaded to the CRAFT Flickr pool and have the tags below:

Knitting: craftsnpcontest craftsnpknit
Design and create a baseball-themed project with knitting.

Crochet: craftsnpcontest craftsnpcrochet
Design and create a baseball-themed project with crochet.

Cross-stitch: craftsnpcontest craftsnpxstitch
Design and create a baseball-themed project with cross-stitch.

Needlepoint: craftsnpcontest craftsnpneedlepoint
Design and create a baseball-themed project with needlepoint.

Embroidery: craftsnpcontest craftsnpembroidery
Design and create a baseball-themed project with embroidery.

Baseball Team Theme: craftsnpcontest craftsnpbaseballteam
Design and create a baseball-themed project, centered on one of the 22 baseball teams participating in Stitch N' Pitch and created by knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, needlepoint, or embroidery.


Prizes:

A large “goody bag” filled with CRAFT prizes and needlearts goods from the top crafting brands. (You won't be disappointed!)

Promotion of your work on the craftzine.com site, TNNA expos, craft fairs, and throughout 2008 at the Stitch N' Pitch road show.


Contest Dates:

Entries open April 4, 2007 – May 31, 2007.

Deadline for entries is May 31, 2007 at midnight PST.

Semifinalists will be contacted via email by June 11, 2007.

Contest winners will be announced by June 29, 2007.


Judges:

CRAFT magazine: Natalie Zee Drieu and Arwen O'Reilly
TNNA Stitch N' Pitch: Barbara Paley and Libby Butler-Gluck
Needlearts experts: Dolin O'Shea and Carson Demers

Craft Biennial: A Review of Northwest Art & Craft

Deadline: May 25, 2007 (Postmark)


OREGON COLLEGE OF ART & CRAFT
CRAFT BIENNIAL: A Review of Northwest Art & Craft
AUGUST 2 - SEPTEMBER 27, 2007
Exhibition reception
August 2, 2007 4:00-7:00pm


The fifth in a series of biennial exhibitions devoted to handmade work in the Northwest, this show seeks submissions which will demonstrate a broad spectrum of
craft. As an educational institution committed to both craftsmanship and intellectual inquiry, Oregon College of Art & Craft provides a unique opportunity to examine the state of craft in Oregon and Washington.

With this exhibition, we want to stimulate artistic excellence in craft and encourage artists to explore issues as well as further their creative expressions.

Craft Biennial Jurors

Sharon Marcus
Portland, Oregon educator, writer, and artist who works in textiles and mixed media.

Linda Tesner
Director and Curator of the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis and Clark College and Chair of the Art Advisory committee for Tri-Met in Portland, Oregon.

Margo Jacobsen Greve
owner of Margo Jacobsen/Art Dealer/Gallery in Portland, Oregon.


ELIGIBILITY

All work must be original and made by the artist. Work must be made by hand or with appropriate tools. Commercially fabricated forms, kits, patterns, and reproductions used in any manner will not be accepted. This exhibit is open to all artists living and working in Oregon and Washington who work in ceramic, fiber, wood, metal, glass, drawing, mixed media, book arts, papermaking, photography and printmaking. All work must be ready for installation. Two-dimensional work must not exceed eight feet in any dimension.


ENTRIES

Each artist may submit up to three (3) entries. Slides must be 35mm cardboard or plastic mount; tape cropping permitted.


NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE

A non-refundable $25 check must accompany slides.


CONDITIONS

All work must have been completed within the past two years and may not have been previously exhibited at the Hoffman Gallery.


SALES/INSURANCE

Oregon College of Art & Craft will retain 40% of the sale price. All work will be insured while in the Hoffman Gallery facility. The insurance value of the piece is 60% of the sales price.


AWARDS

Four “Individual Merit Awards” of $400.00 each


Contact:
Arthur De Bow
Hoffman Gallery
Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225

Download the prospectus:
http://www.ocac.edu/Campus_Resources/cb_form.pdf


Visit the website for complete details:

http://www.ocac.edu/Campus_Resources/hoffman_gallery.html


Thursday, April 05, 2007

Summer Residency Programs for Emerging and Mid-Career Artists

Deadline: Ongoing

School of Visual Arts (SVA) is an art and design school in New York City offering summer art residencies through its continuing education program. Our visual art residency programs include Sculpture, Installation and New Media Art; Printmaking and Book Arts; Painting and Mixed Media; Public Art and Photography. Request information at kmoscovitch@sva.edu to learn more about an SVA summer art residency in New York City.

Now in its third decade, this internationally renowned program offers emerging and mid-career artists an opportunity to spend the summer developing ideas and focusing on their artistic direction. Participants are immersed in the creative community of New York City, with the guidance of a distinguished faculty.

Affordable housing is available, as are opportunities to display work.

There is no deadline. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


For further information visit the website or contact:

Keren Moscovitch
Coordinator, Summer Residency Programs
Division of Continuing Education
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS
209 East 23 St
New York, NY 10010
Tel: 212-592-2188
Fax: 212-592-2060
E-mail: kmoscovitch@sva.edu

Artspace: Summer Artist-In-Residence Program — July 2008

DEADLINE: October 1, 2007

The Artist In Residence program at Artspace is intended to provide an artist with a brief studio opportunity to work on a project of his/her choosing and to interact with the public and the artist community. It is also an opportunity for an artist to exhibit his/her work for 4 to 6 weeks immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist teaches 2 classes or workshops in conjunction with the Artspace Summer Arts Program (ASAP), and presents a short talk and discussion each week to the ASAP students. During the exhibition period, the artist presents a general lecture or demonstration about his/her own work or a related topic during the opening reception for his/her exhibition.

Artspace
Artspace is a non-profit visual art center which offers the public the unique opportunity to visit and interact with over 40 working artists in their studios. We have been recognized for presenting award-winning exhibitions in three exhibition galleries that feature regional, national, and international artists.
Arts education is a vital focus at Artspace. Regular education programs include artist lectures, gallery talks, workshops and classes for adults and youth, and weekly life drawing sessions.

Eligibility

  1. The Summer Artist Residency is available to established, dedicated, working artists.
  2. Artists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 18 years of age.
  3. Artists working in most mediums will be considered. Artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building.
  4. Artists must not be currently enrolled in an institutional program ofstudy, including instructional museum programs.
  5. Artists must be ready to enjoy working in an open studio setting where the
    public is able to interact with the artist during public hours. Artists must work
    in the studio a minimum of 20 hours per week during public hours.
  6. Submitting Artists must be experienced in art instruction – preferably with
    adults and children (ages 8+).
  7. Submitting Artists must be prepared to exhibit their work based on the work
    submitted for application.


Compensation
Artspace offers an honorarium of $2000, which is paid at the end of the residency period.

Housing
If the Artist does not have access to housing in the area, Artspace will work with the artist to find adequate housing for the residency period (not guaranteed).

To Apply
Please submit the following:

SLIDE SUBMISSIONS

  1. 10 slides of recent work (completed within the last two years), labeled with artist's full name, number (1-10, corresponding to slide script). Please indicate the top of the slide.
  2. Slide script with the following information: Slide number (1-10), medium, date completed, and dimensions (height x width x depth). Write artist's name in upper right corner.
DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS
  1. 10 digital photos of works completed within the past 2 years. (3D artists may submit up to 20 digital photos, documenting 10 works in all.) Digital photos of artworks shall be at least 3 megapixels = approx. 2000 x 1500 pixels. (Square images may be 1500 x 1500 pixels.) Digital images must be in JPEG or TIFF formats. RAW and other formats will not be accepted. All entries must fit on one CD. Hybrid (Mac/PC compatible) CD's are preferred. Original digital artworks have no resolution/pixel requirements. The CD should be labeled with the artist's name.
  2. Image file names should be matched to a hard copy list of the submitted. images, titles, media, physical sizes, and date completed.

ALL SUBMISSIONS

  1. Resume
  2. Artist Statement & Biography
  3. Description of proposed use of the studio time
  4. Description of proposed exhibition
  5. Class / Workshop descriptions
  6. Description of slide lecture
  7. Submit a nonrefundable fee of $25. Make check or money order payable to Artspace. DO NOT SEND CASH.

Send materials to:
Artspace : S.A.I.R. Program
201 E. Davie St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

For complete details visit: http://www.artspacenc.org

PlatteForum’s Creative Residencies

Deadline: May 9, 2007


PlatteForum's artist-in-residence program--Creative Residencies--supports the creation and presentation of new works of art by artists in all genres. Its urban location in the heart of downtown Denver offers unique opportunities for artists to use the facility and adjacent outdoor spaces in dynamic ways. Throughout the residency period, the artist(s) use the facility as a studio environment where they create their work with open studio hours for the public to watch the work-in-process. Each Creative Resident dedicates time weekly to work with small groups of underserved youth in intensive workshops ( Learning Labs) that build upon the ideas and forms of the resident artist.

Residencies culminate in the completion of a body of work presented to the public in exhibitions and performances at an opening reception at PlatteForum. The PlatteForum approach, pairing youth Learning Labs with the Creative Residency program, makes a valuable contribution to the city's cultural discourse, impacts the lives of the youth participating, while fostering personal growth of the artist.

APPLY FOR A RESIDENCY NOW


PlatteForum
1610 Little Raven Street
Suite 125
Denver, Colorado 80202
303.893.0791
http://www.platteforum.org/residencies.htm

Alice Springs Beanie Festival: 'My Journey'

Deadline: 8 JUNE 2007 (Receive)


The Alice Springs Beanie Festival Committee invites entries from artists for the exhibition, 'My Journey'

Every beanie destined for the Festival is a creative journey for its maker that begins with an idea and some fibre or yarn. Their makers send them across land and sea to reach the Festival in Alice Springs each winter. Other journeys begin. Some beanies will travel the globe, change hands and heads, be lost and found, loved and laughed at.

Express a special moment or a visual reference from a story in your life, in a beanie: the trip of a lifetime, a trek through the bush, the emotional roller coaster of life events, or the friendships made along the way. This year the Festival celebrates journeys.

Send entries to:
Jo Nixon
7 Gall Street
Alice Springs NT 0870

My Journey -Competition Entry forms:Download here
Beanie Central entryDownload here
Swingtags

We would prefer you email Jo to send you swingtags- Send your address and the approximate number of swingtags you need for
a) Beanie Central and
b) the 'My Journey' competition

NB all work must come with swingtags!!!!

'MY JOURNEY' CATEGORIES

1 Champion 'My Journey' beanie: beanie that best expresses a journey you have taken.
2 Most sculptural 'My Journey' beanie : push the form of your beanie while expressing your journey.
3 Spirit of the land: tells the stories of the ranges, the sea, the desert.
4 Most stylish 'My Journey' beanie : classic shapes that express your journey.
5 Mad Hatter's 'My Journey' prize: A funny, crazy journey tale - a beanie that makes us laugh.
6 Best 'My Journey' Australian native flora and fauna : No real animals or plant parts please!
7 The Eileen Bladon Tea Cosie prize: how many journeys have unfolded over a cup of tea? Feel free to sell it with a teapot.


SPECIAL CATEGORIES

8 Prize for the best felting
9 Central Australian Prize for Makers of the Region:An award for a Central Australian artist for an outstanding piece of work.
10 Beanie Festival Committee Acquisitive Prize for Wond1erful and Unusual Work
11 The Robbie Beard Prize for Innovative Work.
12 My Journey: up to 3 pieces may be entered as a series.
13 People's Prize: The favourite beanie of 2007. Voting will be carried at the Festival.


PRIZES
_ The Cleckheaton Dozen! 12 magnificent barrels of yarns - one for each category winner.
_ $250 Cleckheaton Cash prize. For the Peoples Choice winner.
_ The Ashford Felting prize. A beautiful bundle of fleeces.


Winners will be announced on Friday 29 June 2007 at the opening. The winners will be posted on the website http://www.beaniefest.org and notified by mail.

ART & STYLE St.Gallen 2008





Deadline:  Unlisted--Request Application Online
 
ART & STYLE St.Gallen 2008
International Fair for Art and Design
Olma Trade Fairs St.Gallen
17-20 April 2008

THE NEW ART AND DESIGN FAIR IN SWITZERLAND

Art & Style is a trade and public fair and a New Swiss and International Forum for galleries, artists and producers. Original artworks, design, glass art, ceramics and fashion design will be shown from international exhibitors.

Art+Style is a platform to producers / artists, retailers and consumers / buyers. One main target group is the consumer and collector with interest in art, lifestyle and trends.

Many international exhibitors (producers, artists, retailers) will show their work personally to the public of St.Gallen, so the visitor can get the personal contact directly to many of the producers and artists. The public will be offered a wide range in the world of products, connecting the artistic elements and ist presentation. All products can be acquired at the fair. A high level of exhibited works with many new forms and a fresh spirit will attend the visitors.

The fair aims to promote communication, sales and contact between the exhibitors and the business, media, collectors and the public. Art lovers, Collectors and Gallery owners will find a new platform for trade and contacts. The visitor can acquire original works for its own collection or to furnish their living spaces and will discover both quality and variety in the represented styles, with exhibited works of consistently high standard in a surprising number of new artistic forms of expression.

KEYFACTS
ART & STYLE St.Gallen - International Fair for Art and Design

Location:
Olma Trade Fairs St.Gallen
Hall 3, Entry St.Jakobstrasse

Opening hours :
17-20 April 2008
Opening / Vernissage: Thursday, 17 April: 18:00- 23:00 h
Public days: Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April
Opening hours: Friday to Sunday from 10:00-21:00 h

Information:
BB International Fine Arts GmbH
Infoline: +41 (0)76 3322436
E-mail: info@kunstevent.ch
Internet: www.kunstevent.ch
Press release: http://www.kunstevent.ch/en/pressrelease-2008.html
Press photo: http://www.kunstevent.ch/en/pressphotos-2008.html

Organization:
BB International Fine Arts GmbH, Churer Strasse 101, CH-8808 Pfaeffikon, Switzerland
 

REQUEST FOR APPLICATION FORMS http://www.kunstevent.ch/en/application.html

     

The Hoffman Gallery

Deadline: not specified


The Hoffman Gallery is seeking exhibition proposals that demonstrate a broad spectrum of contemporary art and craft media for the 2008-2009 calendar year.

Please mail materials to:
Oregon College of Art & Craft
Attn: Arthur DeBow
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225.

For more information contact Arthur DeBow, Exhibitions Director, at adebow@ocac.edu.

The Hoffman Gallery, named after the College's founder Julia Hoffman, brings the work of regional, national and international artists to campus. Exhibitions are selected to reflect current trends in the arts as well as the historical and cultural aspects of art and craft. Admission is free.

The Centrum Gallery exhibitions primarily feature student work, emerging artists, small group shows, former artists in residence and alumni.

http://www.ocac.edu/Campus_Resources/hoffman_gallery.html

2008 NICHE Awards

Deadline: August 31, 2007 (Postmark)

http://www.americancraft.com/NICHE_Awards/guidelines6.html

Eligibility
The 2008 NICHE Awards competition is open to any professional craft artist over the age of 21 who is actively involved in the design and production of craftwork supplied to galleries and craft stores.

Submitted work must have been produced or introduced after August 31, 2006, to be eligible. Work previously submitted to the NICHE Awards may not be resubmitted.

NICHE magazine reserves the right to cancel or merge categories that do not accrue an appropriate number of applications.

Forms & Entry Fees
Only one application per artist is allowed. Entries must be submitted by the artist in the artist's name, not in the name of a company. The entry form attesting to the originality of the work and granting permission to use the product images must be signed by the artist and must accompany all entries.

The jurying fee for artists not exhibiting in the 2008 Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft is $35.

The jurying fee for exhibitors in the 2008 Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft is $15. Your customer number must be provided in order to secure this discount.

The jurying fee is due with the application. Applications received without payment of the jurying fee will not be reviewed. Please do not include any other payments in your check for the jurying fee.

Students: See ( Student Application) for eligibility guidelines and entry fees.

Award Finalists

Each selected finalist receives:

• Award certificate from

NICHE
magazine

• Prominent listing in the Winter 2008 issue of

NICHE magazine

• Press materials tailored to local and trade media

• Dedicated space in a special exhibit at the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft in February 2008.



2008 Niche Awards Applications:

Professional Application (PDF)

Student Application (PDF)

For information regarding the NICHE Awards please contact Meghan D. Bunnell.

Meghan D. Bunnell
Events Coordinator
Phone: 410.889.2933 ext. 270
Fax: 443.524.2644

Wicked and Wise

Deadline: June 1, 2007 (Postmark)


Wicked and Wise
Clara M. Eagle Gallery
Murray State University
August 22 - September 20, 2007


For centuries myths, legends, and fairy tales have delighted the imagination with enchanted worlds where both the good and the wicked reside. These moral tales, rich in symbolism, social criticism, and dark humor--inspire fantastical visions with their colors, textures, and characters.

Wicked and Wise is an exhibition open to artists exploring issues common in traditional and contemporary tales including folklore, ghost stories, comic books, urban legends, and tall tales. Notions of the courageous heroine--the evil villain, deception, betrayal, magic, adventure, and everlasting hope are just a few ideas open for investigation.

The Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University in Murray, KY will host the exhibition. All members of Mid America Print Council -MAPC-are eligible to apply. (Membership form may accompany application).

Submissions may include work in any media. Artists are encouraged to be creative in their interpretation of the theme.

Each artist is limited to three entries. The work must be original, completed recently, and not previously shown in the Eagle Gallery.

Size restrictions: pieces must fit on a freight elevator, call for exact dimensions.

An artist statement will be requested from all accepted artists.

Fee: Non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 US per artist for three entries.

Resumes, artist statements, or bios may be included with entries. Images may be submitted on Slides or DVD.

2007 MAPC Members Exhibition
Eagle Art Gallery
Murray State University
604 Fine Arts Building
Murray, KY 42071

An exhibition catalog will be produced with reproductions of work by all accepted artists. All accepted artists will receive one complimentary copy. Additional copies may be purchased from the Eagle Gallery.

Download the prospectus:
http://www.murraystate.edu/chfa/art/gallery/media/wickedandwise.pdf

For additional information contact:

Becky Atkinson
Director of University Galleries
270- 809-6734
becky.atkinson@murraystate.edu
www.murraystate.edu/artgallery

All-Media National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: April 20, 2007 (POSTMARK)


In its second year, the All-Media National Juried Exhibition (ANJE) show will feature a variety of work from outstanding artists from all over the continental US.

Juror Cynthia Hollis, Director of Art Exhibitions and Programs at The Brogan Museum, will hand select 25 individuals from the applicant pool to form the exhibition.

Awards include $1000 in prizes and the Best in Show will receive a solo exhibition in the 2007-2008 exhibition season.

Entry fee is $30.

Download the Prospectus: http://www.621gallery.com/show/anje/ANJE_II_Prospectus_&_form.pdf

Artspace 2008 Exhibitions

DEADLINE : August 1, 2007 (Receive)



Artspace is seeking innovative proposals from artists working in 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional media for solo and/or group shows. Artspace is a non-profit visual art center dedicated to presenting quality exhibitions and educational programs within an open-studio environment. We have been recognized for presenting award-winning exhibitions in three exhibition galleries that feature regional, national, and international artists.

Proposals are being sought for exhibitions through 2008. Our galleries are dedicated to challenging exhibitions by both emerging and established artists.

Exhibitions run for 6-8 weeks with an opening reception being held during First Friday Gallery Walks. Most exhibits include a gallery talk or slide lecture presented by the artist. All exhibits are supported by press and insurance coverage and are free and open to the public. Works may be for sale however, Artspace does not place an emphasis on the sale of artwork but rather on the artistic quality of the work being presented. Artspace takes a small commission of 30% on works sold in our galleries.

SLIDE SUBMISSIONS

10 slides of recent work (completed within the last two years), labeled with artist's full name, number (1-10, corresponding to slide script).

DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS

10 digital photos of works completed within the past 2 years. (3D artists may submit up to 20 digital photos, documenting 10 works in all.) .

ALL APPLICANTS

  1. Current resume.
  2. Artist Statement & Biography.
  3. Description of proposed exhibition.
  4. Self-addressed stamped envelope (S.A.S.E.) for return of slides. Slides WILL NOT be returned without a S.A.S.E.
Send materials to:
Artspace
Director of Programs & Exhibitions
Exhibition Opportunity
201 E. Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27601


Visit website for complete details: http://www.artspacenc.org/exhibitions_opp.html

For more information please contact:
Lia Newman, Director of Programs & Exhibitions
Email:
lnewman@artspacenc.org
Tel: 919-821-2787, Fax: 919-821-0383

6th Annual Book Arts Jam

Deadline: June 30, 2007


The 6th Annual Book Arts Jam
Bay Area Book Artists (BABA)/Foothill College
October 20, 2007


The Annual Book Arts Jam at Foothill College provides an inside look at the world of artists' books and the book arts. The Book Arts Jam is a one-day celebration at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California at which you can view one-of-a-kind handmade artist books, zines, letterpress books and broadsides, mailart, calligraphy, fine art prints, handmade paper and multiples by over 50 exhibitors who are book artists, craftspeople, and workers in the allied fields of letterpress printing, papermaking, printmaking, photography, collage, and paper decoration. The intent of the Book Arts Jam is to bring together book artists and audiences interested in the book arts to create a forum for artists to show and sell their work, and for visitors of all kinds-including book arts fans and artists as well as audiences new to book arts-to see the work of others and learn about the book arts.

APPLY FOR AN EXHIBITOR TABLE FOR ONLY $30 PER TABLE
(EXHIBITOR APPLICATIONS DUE JUNE 30, 2007)

The Book Arts Jam provides a mini-open studio for book artists to show and sell their work, to see the work of others and to educate visitors about the book arts. In addition to having a table to show and sell your wares, we invite all exhibitors to participate in a Virtual Exhibition slide show/CD that celebrates the work of Bay Area book artists and disseminates their
work to an interested audience.

The 6th annual Book Arts Jam will be held in the newly constructed Campus Center on the Foothill College Campus. There will be one huge room with individual exhibitor tables and side rooms for demonstrations and additional activities.

E-mail debbie_kogan@sbcglobal.net for a PDF of the 2007 Book Arts Jam Exhibitor Application Form and information about the Virtual Exhibition/CD we are also organizing as part of the 2007 Book Arts Jam (these forms and announcements will also be posted at www.bayareabookartists.org, but aren't posted yet).

CONTACT US

If you have questions about the Book Arts Jam, contact us at info@bookartsjam.org