Friday, June 29, 2007

London International Creative Competition

Final Entry Deadline: August 15, 2007 (Postmark)

London International Creative Competition is a vehicle for facilitating contact between uniquely talented visual artists and an international audience.

All innovative artwork should have the opportunity to be seen; regardless of experience, nationality, or connections. LICC aims to bridge the gap between uniquely talented artists and an international audience. The artwork is judged by a board of internationally esteemed artists, writers, curators, gallery owners and other luminaries of the arts.

Who Is Eligible?

The London International Creative Competition, LICC, is open to anyone 21 years of age or older, from any country. Professional artists will be judged against other professionals and non-professionals against other non-professionals.

Entry Fee

Entry fee is £15
Students £10
All entries must include the appropriate entry fee payable to the London International Creative Competition (LICC).

Please Note: You may enter up to five images per category for one entry fee.

LICC invites passionate visual artists, regardless of experience or nationality, to submit their innovative artwork for inclusion in the 2007 competition. Chosen entries will be exhibited in a show in March of 2008 in London and published in the annual LICC book, which is distributed throughout the international professional arts community.

This year's categories:

Architectural Design
Environmental Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Video and Film
Web Design

For online submission click here
For PDF submission form click here

Contact our office to request an entry form by mail. Our address:

London International Creative Competition (L.I.C.C)
Suite 54
235 Earls Court Road
London SW5 9FE
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7060 5422 (LICC)
Fax: 020 7244 1018

You may also mail your work to:

Farmani Gallery
844 South Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90035

All winners will be announced online at the end of November after the final submission deadline of August 15th. The chosen artwork will be published in the LICC Annual Awards Book eight to ten months after the announcement.

Visit the website for complete details:

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Two Deadlines:
September 1, 2007 (RUNWAY)
October 7, 2007 (Boutique)


Sunday, October 21, 2007
25777 Detroit Road
Westlake, OH

FUND-RAISER Sponsored by
Textile Art Alliance for the benefit of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Proceeds from the Show support TAA programs and textile art purchases for the Museum.

Textile Art Alliance’s 4th Annual Wearable Art Fashion Show and Boutique features limited edition clothing and accessories produced by local fiber artists.

All forms of wearable art are offered for sale, including jackets, vests, tops, coats, skirts, outfits, and accessories such as bags, jewelry, scarves, shawls, hats, gloves and other imaginative wearables.

Items are presented in both Table Top Boutiques and a Runway Fashion Show.

Every item displayed must be for sale.


Fiber Artists may rent a vendor boutique table and/or submit items for the runway fashion show. All featured wearable items must be fiber or contain a fiber construction technique.

Space is 8’ x 8’. Table rentals include a table fee and a raffle donation.

TAA TABLE TAA will sponsor a table for TAA members who have a limited number
of items to sell. The “cost” of participation is volunteering for one shift at the TAA Table, the Checkout Table, or a general committee task.


Up to 3 outfits may be submitted for the Runway Fashion Show. Since items must be easily visible from a distance, no small pieces of jewelry will be accepted. Due to the limited number of pieces that can be shown on the runway, TAA cannot ensure that every applicant’s work will be included in the show.


Boutique Tables
March 31, 2007 --------------- Cost $30
Early application deadline.

After March 31, 2007 ------- Cost $50
Late table applications accepted on a space available basis, no later than October 7.

September 1, 2007 ----------- Cost $10
Entry deadline. After September 1, 2007, contact committee to see if space is available.

Boutique vendors (new and returning): Submit 4 digital images on CD or good quality photographs of your current work. These will be used in the selection process for new vendors and for publicity purposes. Table space is limited and must be secured and confirmed in advance of the show.

Download the Call for Entry brochure

TAA will conduct a pre-show marketing campaign.

For more information contact:
Caressa: (440) 382-6750

Joyce: (440) 254-3912


Deadline: 10 AUGUST 2007 5PM


27 September to 15 October

Launch will be at the Melbourne Museum on the evening of Thursday 27
September, between 6pm and 9pm.


The 2007 theme seeks to inspire the creation and artistic development of contemporary Furniture, Lighting and Furnishings! That’s right, Fringe Furniture is broadening its scope in a material world.

Ideas for exhibits should ideally be drawn from the variety of example ideas below. Awards this year will focus on the best in show, best work addressing the theme, best use of sustainable materials and a few other categories yet to be devised…so think and materialise!

To help get your ideas flowing consider our take on what the theme Material\ism can be:

· Preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values

· The philosophical theory that regards matter and its motions as constituting the universe, and all phenomena, including those of mind, as due to material agencies

· The substance or substances of which a thing is made or composed

· Anything that serves as crude or raw matter to be used or developed

· Any constituent element

· A textile fabric

· A group of ideas, facts, data, etc., that may provide the basis for or be incorporated into some integrated work

· Materials, the articles or apparatus needed to make or do something

· Formed or consisting of matter; physical; corporeal: the material world


Melbourne Fringe takes no sales commission, and the buyer will have to contact you directly, via the catalogue. Melbourne Fringe and Melbourne Museum will identify sold works with a red dot after advisement by the artist to the Fringe Furniture Producer.

Download the guidelines by clicking here.

Click here to register to be part of Fringe Furniture's 23rd year.

Visit the website:


Deadline: 1st August 2007

Art Sydney 07

Why do it?

  • Off The Wall is a unique and inexpensive opportunity to promote your artwork to active art buyers.

  • By applying, your art work will be reviewed for selection to be included in the Off The Wall feature at Art Melbourne or Art Sydney (20 artists selected for each show).

  • All applications will be displayed on the Off The Wall website, which is promoted to the Art Melbourne and Art Sydney visitors.

  • The Off The Wall website will be displayed digitally in the Off The Wall feature at Art Melbourne or Art Sydney.

  • By applying you will also receive two tickets to either Art Melbourne or Art Sydney valued at $40.

Artist's work displayed in the Off The Wall feature is judged by a panel of art practitioners, gallery directors and art academics. The artistic standard of Off The Wall is consistently high with successful entrants gaining representation by major galleries and winning important awards. Visitors look forward to this feature as a way of buying high quality art work by emerging talent at an accessible price and confident that the work exhibited has the approval of the experts.

Selection Panel
Stephen Nall, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham, University of Western Sydney
Ben Quilty, Artist
Barry Keldoulis, GBK
Cash Brown, Artist

How To Apply

Register your details and download the application form by clicking here.

Art Sydney 07 deadline 1st August 2007

Applications should include:

  • A copy of your current CV

  • 4 hard copy colour images and 72dpi jpeg images of your work - You do not have to exhibit the exact work that you submit as part of the application, but the work you send in should be representative of your working style. These images will be used for selection and website promotion purposes and will not be returned.

  • $50 non-refundable application fee – either by credit card (call 02 9331 7507) or by cheque made payable to Single Market Events

Please direct any questions to or

Off The Wall
Single Market Events

20 / 94 Oxford st
Sydney NSW 2010

Visit the website:

Monday, June 18, 2007

Stitch 2007

Deadline: August 15, 2007

Stitch 2007


CLICK HERE to find out about being part of the 2007 show!

Are you an indie fashion designer? If so, we'd love to check yo' stuff! Specifically, each year we look for independent fashion designers to submit pieces for inclusion in the runway portion of the show. To celebrate our fifth anniversary, in 2007 each selected designer will have up to FIVE models strutting their stuff down the runway. The application deadline for our 2007 show is August 15, 2007.


Every summer we accept applications from crafty business folk who would like to set up shop and pimp their wares at our Fall show. Each show to date has been a total success and sell out. We pride ourselves on having the best dang craft show this side of the Mississippi with both great vendors and a great crowd. The application deadline for the 2007 show is August 15, 2007.


We thought you'd never ask! This is the best deal in town: show your goodies in action on the stage and sell them in a booth. You get all the same perks that come with both the booth and the runway designers with like a gazillion times the exposure, hooray! The application deadline for participation in the 2007 show is August 15, 2007.


ITAMI International Craft Exhibition 2007

Deadline: July 27, 2007

ITAMI International
Craft Exhibition 2007

Fri., October 26 - Sun., November 25, 2007

Theme: Jewellery

For the applicants from overseas:

The theme of the competition this year is: Jewellery. We have taken up Jewellery as the theme six times since the competition started. With every competition held, the number of the applicants and their works of art has steadily increased and there has been a wider variety of the nationalities of the applicants, which has made us feel appreciative and proud; it seems that this tendency indicates our exhibition has been becoming known.

Jewellery must focus on its wearer. Indeed jewellery design changes explicitly and implicitly with the times, but people love jewellery in any time and at any place and jewellery makes its wearers feel happy. In other words, the choice of jewellery is affected by the situation in which the wearers find themselves - even by the cultural backgrounds or by their physical and emotional conditions.

We hope all the applicants will turn kind and friendly eyes on people who wear the works.

Grand Prix
\600,000 for 1 artist
Itami Award
\400,000 for 1 artist
Gold Award
\300,000 for 1 artist
Good Design Award
\200,000 for 1 artist
presented by U I (Yu-Ai) Group
Good Material Award
\100,000 for 1 artist
presented by Satake Glass Co. Ltd.
Awards for Promising Talents (Koyosha Award)
\100,000 for each of 2 artists
presented by Koyosha Co. Ltd.
Judge's Choices
\50,000 for each of 3 artists
Exhibition of Selected Works
Dates: Friday, October 26 - Sunday, November 25, 2007
Place: B1F Temporary Exhibition Room
in The Museum of Arts & Crafts -ITAMI-
Lizzy Yoo/ Professor
College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Korea
Norman Cherry/ School Head
School of Jewelry, UCE Birmingham, UK
MIKI Minoru/ President
Japan Jewellery Designers Association
NAGAI Erico/ Jewellery Artist
KASUYA Akiko/ Chief Curator
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
HATTORI Shigeki/ Designer
President/ "graf"
Assistant Professor/ Course of Interior Product Design / Faculty of Design, Kyoto Seika University
WASHIDA Kiyokazu/ Vice President
Osaka University, Japan
This is an open competition. Individuals or groups are equally welcome.
Maximum of Entries
There is no limitation of the maximum of entries. You can submit any number of works of art. Each piece is counted and judged as one work even if several pieces make up a set. The judges except the accessories or attachments for display from consideration. The Exhibition organizer decides whether to display the accessories or attachments together with your works.
You can freely choose any kind of material in your works of art. You can even compound a variety of materials in a work.
Requirements - price, weight etc.

Basic requirements:
There are not any limitations as to the size or volume of each work, but your artwork is judged if and only if it meets the basic requirements below:
It is not particularly fragile.
It is not difficult to carry or display.
The work has to be the complete, original, and unreleased work of the applicants.
The maximum price for the set of works may not exceed \100,000.

Additional requirements:
If you are going to send your work from overseas, you should be careful about these additional requirements:
Be sure to pack a set of your works in a box.
Don't use any int'l shipment service like that of FedEx
(TM), but be sure to send the package by postal service.

Registration Fee

Student: \4,000 or Non-student: \8,000
Shipping Charge: \3,000
If you want to have your works returned, you have to pay the shipping charge \3,000. See the column of Return of Works.
Once paid, the fee will not be refunded for any reason, whether you submit your works or not.

The applicants outside Korea:
International Postal Money Order (not cash)
Send the money order with the photocopy of Form A to:
The Museum of Arts and Crafts ITAMI
2-5-28 Miyanomae Itami
HYOGO 664-0895

Bank Remittance
Remit the fee and the charge to:
Account number: 4474106
Name of Bank:
Name of Branch: Itami Branch, Japan
Swift Code: SMBCJTP

The applicants from Korea only:
As long as you are in Korea, you can choose to pay the fee into the account below:
Account Holder:
International Craft Exhibition -Itami- Executive Office
Account number: 2211-001791
Name of Branch: Osaka Branch, Japan
e-mail: HYPERLINK ""
Phone: +81-6-6630-2600

Registration Deadline

Visit the Webs

Notification of Results

We will promptly notify the competition results to the applicants by e-mail. You are not allowed to inquire by phone. We will not be prepared to answer complaints about the results or to accommodate your requests for explanation about the results.

Awarding Ceremony

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2007
Place: The Museum of Arts & Crafts -ITAMI-


We will retain 30% of the price you have named as commissions. If your works are selected for the exhibition, we'll send you an official letter to inform you of the payment way and date.


The Museum of Arts & Crafts -ITAMI-
(ITAMI International Craft Exhibition Executive Office)
Inquiry by email is preferred.
Phone: +81-72-772-5557
Fax: +81-72-772-5558

This is the guideline exclusively for the applicants from overseas. If you are to apply from somewhere in Japan, contact us to ask for the guideline for the domestic applicants ; there's some differences in the way to register as an applicant.

Application A 336kb

Application B 220kb

Visit the website for complete details:

Meroogal women’s arts prize 2007

Deadline: Monday 23 July 2007

Meroogal Women's Arts Prize 200710th anniversary

The Meroogal Women's Arts Prize is a regional, non-acquisitive competition and exhibition across the fields of visual arts, crafts and design. It is open to a work using any media made by a woman 18 years or over whose principal residence is in the local government areas of Shoalhaven, Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, Wingecarribee or Wollondilly.

One entry allowed per person and entry is free.


Works submitted in 2007 shall respond creatively to the theme: Origins & identity at Meroogal.

Managed by the Historic Houses Trust (HHT), Meroogal is a house in Nowra with a rich collection of artefacts that offers a unique insight into the everyday life of four generations of women whose forebears emigrated from Scotland and settled in the Shoalhaven in the early 19th century.

This year's theme has been specially chosen to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Meroogal Women's Arts Prize by focusing on the shared experiences of all women in shaping identity, and on the values and traits they have inherited and passed along to their own families. Women artists are invited to explore Meroogal and its history and then creatively respond to the theme.

Diverse and original uses of media have become a signature of this annual exhibition, which encourages the practice of traditional women's arts and crafts in a contemporary context.

Conditions of entry

The entrant must be a woman, 18 years or over on the first day of the exhibition, ie 31 August 2007.

The entrant's principal residence must be in one of the eight local government areas listed.

One entry allowed per person and entry is free.

The work entered must have been completed in the 12 months before 31 August 2007.

The work must respond to the theme and an artist statement must be submitted with the entry form or with the work.

Either a digital image of the work shall be emailed to or two printed photos shall be attached to the entry form or the work.

Work must respond to the theme: Origins & identity at Meroogal.

Size and media restrictions

The competition is open to a work in any medium and all forms and styles are acceptable. Any materials can be used with the exception of anything sharp, dangerous, wet or perishable.

Meroogal's Curator and Manager reserve the right to decline to exhibit any work which, because of its construction (eg, bulk, weight, delicate or dangerous nature) cannot be exhibited safely.

Smaller works are encouraged so the majority of entries can be exhibited in Nowra. Very large works may not be displayed in full due to lack of space.

Works must be clearly labelled with the artist's name, contact details and title of work.

A selection of works will tour to other venues. Having first considered their artistic merit, works that can be readily and safely transported are more likely to be selected.

2D works


The surface area of the work (it can be any shape) including the frame must not be larger than 1.5 square metres in total in a fixed plane (eg, in a frame or stretcher), or must fold down to 1.5 square metres (eg, fabric or paper).

3D works


Work must completely fit or fold down into a box measuring a maximum of one cubic metre (1m x 1m x 1m).


No heavier than 15kg – the work must be able to be picked up and carried by one person.


The work should be able to sit on a plinth or stand alone.

A panel of three judges comprising one HHT and one regional representative and one regional artist will decide the winners.

One Bundanon representative will select the winner of the Bundanon scholarship.

Sales of works

If requested by the entrant, works will be offered for sale. Details of prospective buyers will be kept by Meroogal's Curator and Manager and relayed to entrants.


A special art-making and ideas workshop for intending entrants will be held at Meroogal on Saturday 5 May, running from 9.30am till 3.30pm. This will be a great opportunity to focus on the way certain objects act as memory triggers. Invited artist Helen Martin will inspire you to express your memories and ideas using a variety of evocative materials. Meroogal staff will also show objects from the collection that might inspire the development of your ideas related to the theme. Please call the box office on T 02 8239 2211 for more information, costs and to book.


To download a pdf copy of the 2007 entry form please click here.


First prize - $2000
Second prize - $1000
Third prize - $500
People's Choice Award - $250
The Bundanon Trust Regional Artist in Residence Scholarship - Two weeks in residency
Meroogal Packers Prize**

*At least one of the first three prize categories will be awarded to a work in the crafts and design fields.
**Total of donations collected at the door during the Nowra exhibition.


Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
12 Berry Street, Nowra NSW
31 August – 26 September 2007
Open Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm & weekends11am – 3pm

Selected works will travel. Also, a selection of works will be available to view online after the exhibition opens in Nowra.

Visit the website for more details:

Small Format Tapestry Exhibit: Woven Gems

Deadline: January 30, 2008

American Tapestry Alliance
Small Format Tapestry Exhibit: Woven Gems

American Tapestry Alliance (ATA), a non-profit organization supporting the fine arts medium of contemporary handwoven tapestry.

The maximum size for each submission will be 10" by 10".

Each paricipant will receive a catalog to document the entries.

For a copy of the prospectus, send a SASE to:

Katzy Luhring
1447 Deer Run Road
Havana, FL 32333

or check the ATA website to download:

American Tapestry Biennial Seven

Deadline: November 30, 2007

American Tapestry Biennial Seven

Juror: Susan Warner Keene, Canadian artist, educator and independent writer/curator

Download the Entry Form:


University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery in Tampa, Florida in conjunction with Convergence 2008. (June or July 2008)

Other venues to be announced.

The Fine art of Weaving Tapestry 2008

Deadline: June 30, 2007

Call for Papers
Tapestry 2008: The Fine Art of Weaving

Papers are sought on tapestry and its relationship to art/weaving. Themes could include but are not restricted to:

The relationship of the artist to tapestry
Investigations of weaving and tapestry
Cultural diversity – tapestry from specific cultural traditions
Contemporary developments/perspectives – engaging with new technologies

Submissions are invited for:

-45 min. [presentation – in the form of a 400 word abstract and 2 digital 300 dpi images on disk labeled with your name and contact details.
-20 min. presentation - in the form of a 200 word abstract and 1 300 dpi image on disk labeled with your name and contact details.
-PowerPoint Profile (5min) - 200 word artist's bio. + 6 x 72 dpi image disk labeled with your name and contact details.

Please send to Valery Kirk, ANU, School of Art, Building 105 Canberra ACT 0200 Australia

Anyone interested in holding a workshop, seminar (short discussion/practical work) exhibition or entering the open submission, small format "LAND" tapestry exhibition is encouraged to contact: or phone (61) 02 61255833

Young Artist Grant Program

Deadline: September 19, 2007 at 7 pm.

The Arts Commission recognizes up and coming DC artists with the Young Artist Grant Program. This initiative, which offers grants of up to $3,500 to artists between the ages of 18 and 30, is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts' Challenge America program. The Challenge America Program provides state arts agencies with funds to support activities that visibly demonstrate the benefits the arts bring to their citizens. The Young Artist Grant Program is an investment in the city's future that will develop a new generation of arts leadership in the District of Columbia.

Grants support individual artists in two funding categories:

  • Young Emerging Artist Grant Program
    Artists may apply for up to $2,500 of support for innovative art projects.
  • Young Artist Community Service Program
    Artists may apply for up to $3,500 of support for projects that strengthen communities as well as provide positive alternatives for youth.

The Commission hosts a series of workshops to assist all individuals and organizations in preparing their applications. Workshops are held in several different facilities in Washington, DC. No prior reservations are required to attend workshops. View directions to workshop locations. Workshops will be held on:

  • Tuesday, August 21, 2007
    DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
    6 - 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 5, 2007
    1:30 - 3 pm

Download the FY 2008 Young Artist Program Application and Guidelines.*

For more information, or to request an application in HTML format, please email Sherry Schwechten or call (202) 724-5613.

View the Young Artist Program projects funded in FY 2005.*

View the Young Artist Program projects funded in FY 2006.*

Slide Registry Program of the Montana Museum of Art and Culture

Deadline: Ongoing

The Slide Registry Program of the Montana Museum of Art and Culture is a service of the museum open to all artists that records, for one year renewable, available works for purchase/proposal request.

The Museum of Art and Culture purchases works for its permanent collection and for the Per Cent For Art initiative of The University of Montana. The Slide Registry will be utilized for consideration of works for purchase or for invitational site specific proposals. The Registry is open to all artists regardless of previous purchase awards.

Slides or digital images in jpeg format must be accompanied by a recent resume that includes a collection and exhibition history.

Slides must be labeled to indicate title, date, medium, size, top, right side and price. Submissions are limited to 12 slides. A separate slide inventory list with the above information must accompany each application. If you wish slides returned after one year include SASE.

Please fill out the application form on this sheet and its reverse and mail to:

Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Main Hall, Room 006
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812

For application assistance, please call (406) 243-2019.

Ocala Arts Festival

Deadline: July 16, 2007

Ocala Arts Festival

OCTOBER 27-28, 2007
Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-5

McPherson Government Complex
SE 25th Ave at Ft King Ave, Ocala, FL
Get Directions
FREE Children's Activities and Workshops
FREE Parking & Admission

ZAPPlication (2007 Artist Application)

2007 ZAPPlication instructions (pdf - 2.8mb)

Questions: 352-867-4788

The American Craft Show in 2008

Deadline: August 2, 2007

To exhibit in any The American Craft Show in 2008 an artist must
submit digital images to the annual jury by August 2, 2007 at 12
midnight (MDT) via Zapp, the online application system
( and receive a screening score. Image
submissions are accepted only once every year.

Download the prospectus:

NOTE: There is only one deadline for all shows.
Exhibitors apply in one of two categories that best defines their
work. A separate jury of seven people is convened for each of the two
application categories. All works must be the designs of the applicant
and made in the United States by the applicant or under his/her direct

Category I Functional or sculptural work for interiors/exteriors
Category II Clothing, jewelry and wearable accessories

Applicants are asked to further classify their work by identifying the
principal material in which they work (ceramic, fiber, glass, metal,
etc.) or the primary type of work they create (furniture and lighting,
floor coverings, jewelry, etc.)
Artists who work in a single material should submit one application
for review. However, if the artist makes two distinct bodies of work
in the same material, he/she may wish to submit a separate application
for each. Applicants may not submit the same set of images more than
once in the same category.

Any artist exhibiting jewelry must apply to the jewelry category, submitting only images of jewelry. Any artist who wishes to exhibit
jewelry, as well as other types of work, must enter separate submissions to the appropriate categories. Do not include jewelry images in any other category submission.

Artists exhibiting furniture and/or lighting are juried as a group according to the type of work. Furniture and lighting submissions may include images of other types of related home accessories.

If an artist wishes to apply with more than one application, he/she must apply with separate online user IDs, digital images and application fees. If only one is accepted, only work represented in that application may be exhibited. If one application is accepted and another is wait-listed, the wait-listed work may not represent more than one-third of the entire booth. Once the artist's number on the wait list is reached, the artist may include the wait-listed work in his booth in any

ENMU Runnels Gallery | FOOTLONG

Deadline: August 15, 2007 (RECEIVE)

FOOTLONG: National Juried Show
Eastern New Mexico University
Exhibition: October 19th - November 15th


The show is open to artists. Each artist is limited to three entries.
The work must be original, completed recently and not previously shown
at ENMU. Size restrictions: pieces must not exceed 12" in any given
direction. The show is open to all media with the following
exceptions: no work requiring electricity or water can be accepted.


There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 (US) per artist for
three image entries.

A prize is guaranteed for Best of Show, Second, and Third places.
Award money is dependant upon the number of entries received. An
catalog will be produced, and all accepted artists will receive one
complimentary copy. Accepted work will be exhibited in the Runnels
Gallery of ENMU.

Download the prospectus:

For additional information contact:
Catherine Jennings

The Basement Gallery | Reconfigured

Deadline: August 24, 2007 (POSTMARK)

The Basement Gallery
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Basement Gallery (a small artist run gallery exhibiting
contemporary fine art) is asking artists to submit work samples and/or
proposals for work to fit the exhibition title "Reconfigured." This
Call For Entries will be controlled more by the artist's
interpretation. This exhibition is "organic" in its creation and is
receptive to artists extending the boundaries of what this exhibition
could become. Artists should apply whether they have or may not have a
current body of work that seems to fit "Reconfigured." You are
encouraged to stray from your normal "safe zone" and submit a proposal
of a new idea that may fit your interpretation of the theme.

Any artist working in any media can apply.

Accepted artists will be notified in mid to late September.

The fee for entry is $20.00 for 4 images per individual artist.
Each artist may submit up to 5 additional images and details at $2.00 each.
Slides, CD, DVD, email images and written project proposals are
accepted forms of entry.
All digital entries should be in jpeg format

40% gallery commission on all sales

Complete details available on the website:


Folk & Traditional Arts Mini-Grant Program--DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Multiple Deadlines:

August 22, 2007 at 7 pm
December 12, 2007 at 7 pm
April 9, 2008 at 7 pm

The Folk & Traditional Arts Mini-Grant (FTA) offers quick response small-scaled grants up to $1,000 to artists and arts organizations practicing or supporting folk traditions. The Folk Arts Program supports projects that are developed in close consultation and collaboration with the communities whose traditions are to be presented. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to use folklorists, ethnomusicologists, or other specialists for documentation, program development, interpretation of presentations, and program production.

Funding for this program is offered three times during the fiscal year. Upcoming deadlines for FY 2008 Folk & Traditional Arts Mini-Grant Program applications are:

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 7 pm
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 7 pm
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 7 pm

Workshops to help artists and organizations fill out applications will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2007, noon - 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2007, noon - 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 19, 2008, noon - 1:30 pm
All Folk & Traditional Arts Mini-Grant workshops are held at the Commission's office at 410 8th Street NW, 5th Floor. For directions, please refer to our How to Reach Us page.

Download the FY 2008 Folk & Traditional Arts Mini-Grant Application and Guidelines.*

For more information, or to request an application in HTML format, please email Ebony Blanks or call (202) 724-5613.

View the Folk & Traditional Arts Mini-Grant Program projects funded in FY 2005*.

For more information on the FTA program email Ebony Blanks or to receive an application in the mail, please call (202) 724-5613.

Small Projects Program--DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Multiple Deadlines:

October 10, 2007 at 7 pm
February 27, 2008 at 7 pm
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 7 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Small Projects Program (SPP) offers quick response grants up to $1,000 to individual artists and arts organizations. The program seeks to make grant funds more accessible for small-scale arts projects. Projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Art presentations
  • Assistance in fundraising, marketing and management
  • Documentation of artistic activities through photography, brochures, portfolios and demo tapes
  • Conferences, workshops or seminars that will enhance artistic and professional development

Funding for this program is offered three times during the fiscal year. Upcoming deadlines for FY 2007 and FY 2008 Small Projects Program applications are:

  • (FY 2007) Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 7 pm
  • (FY 2008) Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 7 pm
  • (FY 2008) Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 7 pm
  • (FY 2008) Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 7 pm

Workshops to help artists and organizations fill out applications will be held on the following dates:

  • (FY 2007) Wednesday, May 9, 2007, noon-1:30 pm
  • (FY 2008) Wednesday, September 26, 2007, noon-1:30 pm
  • (FY 2008) Wednesday, February 13, 2008, noon-1:30 pm
  • (FY 2008) Thursday, March 20, 2008, noon-1:30 pm
All SPP workshops are held at the Commission's office at 410 8th Street, NW, 5th Floor. For directions, please refer to our How to Reach Us page.

Download the FY 2007 Small Projects Program Application and Guidelines.*

Download the FY 2008 Small Projects Program Application and Guidelines.*

For more information, or to request an application in HTML format, please email Ebony Blanks or call (202) 724-5613.

View the projects funded in the FY 2005 in the Small Projects Program category.*

You may type information directly onto the online form, then print a copy and mail it in with the required support materials to the Commission.

For more information on the Small Projects Program or to receive an application in the mail, please call (202) 724-5613.

Still Tweaking the New Look

Hello Readers & Subscribers:

We are still tweaking the New Look so we've decided to resume posting until the unveiling.

Thanks for your patience. Several new posts to follow.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence program

Deadline: Friday 3 August 2007

Download guidelines and application form (Adobe pdf format)


The Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence program is open to professional artists and groups, from all disciplines. The program supports artists' new work, research and collaborations. Australian and international artists are hosted in purpose-built studios located at the bundanon properties on the Shoalhaven River in NSW.

As a gift to the Australian people, Arthur Boyd's vision for Bundanon was to provide an inspirational haven for artists of every discipline and at all stages in their careers. Studio space and accommodation is available for up to six weeks.


The Bundanon Artist in Residence Program is open to professional individual artists and groups by invitation or application. Bundanon supports professional artists' practice, across all disciplines and at all stages in their career. Bundanon advances contemporary art practice through fostering artists, producers/directors, as well as curators and educators engaged in research and development.

Residencies under this program do not necessarily involve production based outcomes. However, potential to engage with the arts community/audience regionally, nationally or internationally is desirable.

We encourage:

  • Artists practising in the visual and performing arts, craft and design, digital and technological arts, writers, filmmakers, musicians and sound designers.

  • Collaborative and/or multidisciplinary projects.

  • Groups applying for workshop residencies.

  • Collegiate networks and cultural discourse between critical thinkers, curators and educators. Bundanon supports symposia, masterclasses and conferences.

  • Mentored artist residencies through partnerships with galleries,arts organisations and educational institutions.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and performers.

Residents are located at one of our two sites:

Bundanon (Artist In Residence complex)
Riversdale (The Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre)

The Bundanon Artist in Residence complex, designed by Sydney architects Tonkin Zulaikha, was opened by Arthur Boyd in 1998. Operating 52 weeks a year, the site hosts between 65 – 80 artists in residence during a single year. It offers studio space and accommodation for up to nine individuals in single or shared accommodation in six residences.

They consist of:

  • Alec and Helene Gonski Studio
  • Hymie Sherman Studio
  • Fern Studio
  • Sylvia Freedman Studio
  • The Writers Cottage
  • The Managers Cottage is designated for musicians. It will also support residencies of artists with children.

These facilities have all been recently renovated and refurbished.

The Oscar and Mary Ramsay Study Centre, a useful resource for research, is also located at the Bundanon site.

At Riversdale, the celebrated Glenn Murcutt designed Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre can also be utilised by the Artist in Residence program for group residencies. It comprises 16 twin rooms (or 8 rooms of 4) to accommodate a maximum of 32 people in shared facilities. For more information on group residencies utilising Riversdale contact the Program Officer (02) 4422 2103 before applying.

Touching Warms the Art

Deadline: August 15, 2007

Museum of Contemporary Craft is accepting applications for Touching Warms the Art, on view January 19 – March 23, 2008.

Applications will be accepted between July 15 and August 15, 2007.

Click here to download the complete application (PDF).

Click here to download a list of FAQs about the exhibition and application process.

For additional questions, or to request an application by mail, contact Kat Perez, Curatorial Assistant at .


Deadline: July 18, 2007


The Frankston Arts Centre invites contemporary artists to exhibit to the theme Human Landscape. 

SixDEGREES Entry Form

The 6 degree Art Prize is conducted by the Frankston Arts Centre, a business unit of the Frankston City Council. It is a not-profit making exhibition and offers two non-acquisitive prizes; The Frankston Arts Centre Prize (Frankston) and the Walker St Gallery Prize (Dandenong).
The winner of the Frankston Arts Centre Prize will be exhibit a solo show on the Curved Wall Gallery, Frankston Arts Centre for 6 weeks including a catered opening, printed invitations and assistance with promotion for the exhibition prize. The winner of the Walker St Gallery Prize will exhibit at the Walker St Gallery, Dandenong for 4 weeks, including an opening, invitations and assistance with promotion for the exhibition prize.
$10 non-refundable judging fee. This $10 does not confirm entry into the final exhibition. By applying for this exhibition artists are aware that if successful they must send a check or money order of $27 for the exhibition entry fee.  All entry fees are non-refundable.
Artists for the final exhibition will be selected from entries submitted to the pre-selection by a panel of independent judges.
An artist may submit only ONE work only and must be living in Australia. Entries must be the original unaided work of the artist, executed within two years prior to the closing date. No third party may enter a work on behalf of an artist. All mediums will be accepted. Exhibition of digital work such as projection will need to be discussed with the organisers.


The original artwork should explore the theme 'A Human Landscape'. An accompanying artist statement (1 page maximum) should reflect the artist's interpretation of the theme. The judges take a broad view of the theme as that relates to the human experience both physically and relating to the qualities of the mind.

An image of the artwork being submitted for pre-selection must be included as a photo or on a CD(300dpi JPEG or TIFF fi le format).

Works should be a maximum of 1.2m wide and 2m high. Sculptures should either be free standing or fi t on a plinth 500mm x 500mm.

Works indicated for sales will attract a sales 20% commission.

Amanda Slack-Smith
Frankston Arts Centre
PO Box 490
Frankston Vic 3199

For further information please contact the staff at Cube 37 on 9784 1896 or email:


Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Fiber Art Calls for Entry will be on hiatus until June 15, 2007. This means no new posts will be added until the design and layout changes are completed.

Thanks for you continued readership and support.

The Keeper

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

DC CREATES PUBLIC ART for the New Baseball Stadium

Submissions Due: Monday, June 18, 2007 at 5 pm

DC CREATES PUBLIC ART for the New Baseball Stadium
Suspended Installation
Total Budget: $200,000

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, in collaboration with the Washington Nationals, the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, and Hellmuth Obata and Kassabaum, P.C., seeks an artist or artist team to design and create a suspended public art installation along the main concourse of the new Washington Nationals baseball stadium. The goal of this public art project is to provide an exciting arts enhancement to the interior of the ballpark while celebrating the spirit of our national pastime. The work will be visible along the main concourse, across the field from Baseball Plaza, and from street level on the south side of the ballpark. The total budget for the project is $200,000.

Download the New Baseball Stadium: Suspended Installation Call for Artists.*

For more information, email Emily Blumenfeld and Meridith McKinley or call (314) 664-5902.

Greater Pittsburgh Artist Opportunity Grants

Multiple Deadlines: July 1, 2007 and October 1, 2007

Grants - Greater Pittsburgh Artist Opportunity Grants

Guidelines and Application Form are available for download.

An opportunity may be one of many things - An invitation to exhibit at a prestigious gallery, to audition for a major dance company, to study with a mentor or renowned teacher. It might be juried in some way or available only through a competitive selection process. In any case, it should not duplicate experiences the artist has had in the course of his or her ongoing work, and it must lead to professional growth in the artist's career in a clear and meaningful way.

Artist Opportunity Grants can cover expenses directly related to a unique professional opportunity. Opportunities must take place no sooner than one month after the deadline and must be completed within six months. The following are examples of eligible expenses:

  • Travel associated with an imminent, concrete opportunity to perform, exhibit or audition, or for a unique opportunity to study with a significant mentor. (Lowest available fares or IRS mileage rate of 40.5¢ per mile)
  • Expenses for materials or for equipment rental needed to complete work for an exhibition, performance, publication, etc. in which the artist has been invited to participate
  • Documentation of work that is part of an imminent, concrete opportunity
  • Professional fees and services related to a specific opportunity
  • Expenses related to child- or daycare that would allow an artist to take advantage of a specific opportunity
  • Reasonably-priced accommodations if opportunity is more than 100 miles from home

Funding Criteria:

Unlike grant programs that support the creation of new work, this program does not ask panelists to critique the artists' previous work. Instead, reviewers must determine from the application:

  • Whether the opportunity is unique, and not a repetition of the artist's similar, previous experiences
  • Whether the artist has made the case that this opportunity has true potential to positively impact his or her career
Applications are considered on a quarterly basis; postmark deadlines are January 1, 2007, April 1, 2007, July 1, 2007, and October 1, 2007. New application requirement: Call or email Susan Blackman as soon as you submit your application to confirm receipt of your materials.

For more information, contact
Susan Blackman, Director of Arts Programs, at 412.391.2060 x 226

Julia A. Purnell Museum
Once Upon a Runway: Tradition & Innovation

Deadline: June 29, 2007

The Julia A. Purnell Museum, a museum of regional history with a substantial textile and costume collection, is seeking fiber artists and fashion designers to participate in a fashion show to take place in October 2007.

The show, entitled "Once Upon a Runway: Tradition & Innovation," will stress the artistic nature of fashion design. The museum is seeking to represent a wide variety of styles and techniques, including-but not limited to-quilting, hand-weaving, knitting, and hand-dyeing.

Students and non-professional designers and artists are encouraged to apply. Work from patterns is acceptable, especially in the cases of knitwear, historic costume recreations, and hand-wovens, as long as the pattern-maker is noted and credited.

Applications are due June 29, 2007. The show will be juried by members of the museum staff and the Central Delmarva Fibers Guild, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than July 27, 2007.

The fashion show and luncheon will take place on October 20 at the Nassawango Country Club in Snow Hill, MD.

To request an application or get more information, contact the Julie A. Purnell Museum at 410-632-0515 or

Museum of the American Quilter’s Society
15th Annual Competition: Sawtooth Pattern

Deadline: November 1, 2007

Museum of the American Quilter’s Society
15th Annual Competition: Sawtooth Pattern

Download the prospectus:

Quilters around the world are invited to enter outstanding quilts in this 15th Annual Competition coordinated by the Museum of the American Quilter's Society. The 2008 competition is open to quilts that are innovative interpretations of the traditional Sawtooth pattern.

This Competition gives quilters an excellent opportunity to share their work with people across the country. The quilts selected as finalists will receive awards and make up a traveling exhibition. A book about the exhibit will feature color photos of the quilts and the quiltmakers as well as the maker's patterns and/or tips. The exhibit will open at the Museum of the American Quilter's Society and travel to other venues.

The quilt pattern must be an interpretation of the traditional "Sawtooth" pattern and should be recognizable in some way as related to "Sawtooth." (See the rules for the contest.)

A W A R D S1st place: $3,000
2nd place: $1,500
3rd place: $750
4th place: $500
5th place: $300
Finalists: $100


Anyone can enter a cloth quilt by submitting slides or digital images (one full view and one detail), an entry blank and an entry fee. These must arrive at the MAQS offices by November 1, 2007.

The entry fee for MAQS Friends is $10. Others must enclose a $40 entry fee with their entry blank. A contestant can make a donation to become a Friend of MAQS when entering and enter for $10. Make all checks payable to MAQS. MAQS is a federal 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The quilt must be constructed and hand or machine quilted by the person(s) named on the entry blank. No kits, please.

Limit: one entry per person or team.

The quilt must have been finished after Dec. 31, 2004 and be in excellent condition.

The quilt must be an interpretation of the Sawtooth pattern and should be recognizable in some way as related to the Sawtooth. All quilts must be original designs, no adaptations of copyrighted patterns.

The quilt must be a minimum of 50in or 127cm in each dimension and not exceed 80in or 203.2cm in any one dimension. It must not be framed with wood, metal, etc.

Quilts judged too fragile for the traveling exhibition, as well as incomplete, torn, or soiled quilts, will be rejected and returned to their maker/owner.


Deadline: June 30, 2007

MPA Artfest
Sunday, October 14. 2007
10am to 5pm
McLean Central Park
Rain or Shine!

Download the prospectus:


McLean Central Park is located in McLean, Virginia, a suburb located approximately 10 miles from Washington, DC. McLean Central Park is located on the corner of Dolley Madison Blvd. and Old Dominion Drive. In the event of inclement weather, MPA artfest will be held inside the McLean Community Center, which is adjacent to McLean Central Park.

No entry fees. $150 participation fee, if accepted.

100% of sales to be retained by artist. Each artist will be provided with a 10' x 10' tent.

Extra Incentive!

MPA artMoney will be distributed to corporate and individual sponsors to be spent the day of the event. MPA will reimburse the artist for the MPA artMoney spent. MPA artMoney can only be used for the purchase of art.

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA 22101

For further information email Julie Lansaw: