Monday, August 27, 2007

That's It for Today!

FIBER ROCKS!--but that's enough for today. More magazines, books, online journals, video opps, etc. to follow in the coming days and weeks.

Thanks for your readership!


The Keeper

Spin-Off Magazine

Spin-Off is a quarterly magazine devoted to the interests of handspinners at all skill levels. Informative articles in each issue aim to encourage the novice, challenge the expert, and increase every spinner's working knowledge of this ancient and complex craft. If you are a spinner whose idea interests us, but you're an inexperienced writer, we will work with you on presenting your thoughts. If you are not a spinner, it will be difficult for you to write effectively for this magazine. Spin-Off is many things. As a contributor, think of it as a forum where you can share your experiences and knowledge with your community. Consider how your contribution will serve the reader. Read more...

Contributor Guidelines (118 KB)
Become a contributor to Spin•Off

Spin-Off Magazine
201 E. Fourth St.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (800) 272-2193
(Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST)
Fax: (970) 669-6117

Beadwork Magazine

Beadwork is a bimonthly magazine devoted to everything about beads and beadwork. Our pages are filled with projects for all levels of beaders and features about topics relating to the bead world. We pride ourselves on our easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations as well as our
informative and entertaining features.

Contributor Guidelines - updated April 27, 2006 (205 KB)

Beadwork Magazine
201 E. Fourth St.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (800) 272-2193 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST)
Fax: (970) 669-6117

PieceWork Magazine

PieceWork is a bimonthly magazine with high visual impact focusing on the historical
aspects of needlework around the world. PieceWork readers are passionate about and do
needlework; they value the role needlework has played, and plays, in the ongoing human story. Well-researched feature stories explore the historical traditions of needlework, including needlepoint, embroidery, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, crocheting, basketry, beadwork, tatting, lace making, and surface design. PieceWork readers want to know the origin of the various needlework techniques, how they were done, who did them, and why. Readers also want to know how they might use a technique today. Therefore, several articles in each issue have associated projects that use the technique to produce a high-quality finished item that readers will want to keep or present as a gift. Read more...

PieceWork Contributor Guidelines (20 KB)
PieceWork 2008 Editorial Calendar (16 KB)

PieceWork Magazine
201 E. Fourth St.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (800) 272-2193
(Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST)
Fax: (970) 669-6117

Handwoven Magazine

What's coming in Handwoven

Here are the themes for upcoming issues of Handwoven. We’d love for you to become a contributor! To be considered, send us a photo of your work and a brief description. If you’ve woven something wonderful that is not related to one of the themes, send us a photo of that, too—not all articles have to be related to issue themes. Send materials at least five months before the issue date for the best opportunity to be considered. To see what’s involved in preparing an article, click on author guidelines.

January/February 2008
It's All in the Weft

This issue focuses on the weft: for rag rugs and mats, weft-faced rugs and runners, boundweave fabrics, and tapestry techniques. We’re also looking for projects that introduce unusual ways of using pattern wefts, clasped wefts, compound wefts, and inlay.

March/April 2008
Coordinated Fabrics for Interiors

In the November/December 2006 issue of Handwoven, Sharon Alderman presented three coordinated decorative fabrics for the home (a table runner, a throw, a pillow top). Projects in this issue will show two or more coordinated textiles to decorate a room: living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom.

May/June 2008
Lace in Summer Colors

Lace is great in white and natural, but it comes alive with color. This issue will feature huck, Swedish, and Bronson laces using hot summer colors. Think of clothing, curtains, picnic cloths, table linens, coverups, light wraps, and summer scarves.

September/October 2008
Weaving World Wide

Weavers get inspiration from other weavers more than from any other source. This issue presents projects inspired by weaving around the world, from Japan, Scandinavia, Guatemala, Peru, India, Africa, and more—both in design and technique.

November/December 2008
Fulling and Felting

This issue explores the current fascination weavers have with what can be created in the fulling process: feltlike fabrics, softly felted fabrics with holes that don’t ravel, fabrics with waves and bumps from differential shrinkage—all of the magic that can happen after the cloth leaves the loom.

Author Guidelines:

Writer's Guidelines & Tips for Preparing Project Articles (33 KB)
Instructions for Project at a Glance (24 KB)

Submission Information

Handwoven Magazine
201 E. Fourth St.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (800) 272-2193
(Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST)
Fax: (970) 669-6117

FiberArts Magazine

Fiberarts Magazine

To submit your own artwork for consideration, send a selection of images*, résumé, and artist statement.

To submit an idea for an article, send a one-paragraph synopsis of your proposed article, writing samples, and images*. Proposals must be accompanied by appropriate visuals.

Submissions should be sent to:
Fiberarts Magazine
201 E. Fourth Street
Loveland, CO 80537

Please do not submit artwork or proposals by email.

2008 Themes
Here are the themes we’re working on for 2008. Our articles will be shaped as we research artists’ work in these areas, so content within a themed issue is subject to change.

January/February 2008: Wearable Art
Our annual issue on art clothing and art inspired by clothing

April/May 2008: Paper
Handmade paper Paper and textiles

Summer 2008: Heritage
Contemporary interpretations of textile traditions

September/October 2008: Stitch
Artwork featuring embroidery and stitching

November/December 2008: Mending
Art and healing Community art projects Creativity and transformation

Visit the website for complete details:

For more information, contact:
Liz Good, assistant editor
Phone: (970) 613-4679
Fax: (970) 669-6117

Interweave Knits and Interweave Crochet

Interweave Knits and Interweave Crochet Contributor Guidelines

Interweave Crochet

Deadline for Summer 2008: September 28, 2007

Interweave Crochet is a quarterly publication of Interweave Press for all
those who love to crochet. In each issue we present beautifully finished projects, accompanied by clear step-by-step instructions, as well as stories and articles of interest to crocheters. The projects range from quick but intriguing projects that can be accomplished in a weekend, to complex patterns that may take months to complete. Feature articles (personally arresting but information-rich) come from around the country and around the world. Fashion sensibility and striking examples of craft technique are important to us. Read more...

Submission Guidelines updated August 17, 2007
Submission Form

Interweave Knits

Note: Deadline passed. For information only.

Interweave Knits
Contributor Guidelines (87 KB)
Spring 2008 Storylines (2.1 MB)
- More on Spring 2008 Storylines

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Stampington & Company: Somerset Wedding


Deadline to Extended: September 15, 2007

Somerset Wedding

You are cordially invited to submit artwork to be considered for this special publication as we discover more elegance, more inspiration and more romance. Somerset Wedding will feature breathtaking photographs of exquisite handcrafted ideas that make the wedding day the perfect day. Please submit invitations, bridal accessories, favors, wedding books and albums, programs, menus, centerpieces, gifts, thank you cards, bridal journals, altered books, collages and other wedding-related paper art, mixed-media art or wearable art that capture the Somerset Studio tradition of romance and timeless beauty. **Deadline extension: Somerset Wedding is extending its previous August deadline to September 15th.**

Visit the website:

Stampington & Company
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone (949) 380-7318
Fax (949) 380-9355
Toll free (877) STAMPER

Stampington & Company: Somerset Home


Deadline: March 15, 2008

Somerset Home

You are cordially invited to submit artwork to be considered for this special publication showcasing handcrafted items to decorate the home. A Somerset Home will feature items from every room in the home – from the bedroom, the kids’ room and the bathroom, to the kitchen and the living room. And don’t forget the backyard and the front porch! We are looking for a variety of items including but not limited to: embellished pillows, wall art, hooked rugs, altered lamp shades, quilts, table top items, aprons, embellished chandeliers, garlands for the mantle, decorations for the front door, slipcovers, and more! Deadline for artwork to be received: Annually every March 15th.

Visit the website:

Stampington & Company
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone (949) 380-7318
Fax (949) 380-9355
Toll free (877) STAMPER

Stampington & Company: Somerset Holidays


Deadline: April 15, 2008

Somerset Holidays Handcrafted Projects for Christmas, Halloween & Other Holidays

For most art and crafting enthusiasts, holidays are the best reasons to create handcrafted projects … either to keep and treasure in the home, or to give and share with friends and loved ones. But with so many holidays that seem to come around more quickly with the passing of each year, even the most creative minds need project ideas. Christmas cards, gift wrap papers, wreaths, advent calendars, Halloween trick-or-treat pails, papier mâché Valentine hearts, glittery paper hats for the New Year, patriotic paper fans for Independence Day, and Thanksgiving table decorations are just some project ideas that you might consider. Somerset Holidays is sure to become a holiday tradition in many homes, where ideas for creative celebrations abound. Please submit your most festive projects for the following categories to be considered for this beautiful 144-page publication. Deadline for artwork to be received: Annually every April 15th.

Visit the website:

Stampington & Company
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone (949) 380-7318
Fax (949) 380-9355
Toll free (877) STAMPER

Stampington & Company: SEW Somerset + Somerset Workshop


Multiple Deadlines:

SEW Somerset
January 15, 2008
May 15, 2008

Somerset Workshop

Sew Somerset – The Art of Creative Sewing & Mixed-Media
More than ever before, artists are discovering the joy of combining sewing with mixed-media projects, as artists recognize that stitches are not limited just to fabrics. Machine stitching can be added to almost anything including paper, transparencies, fabric, batting, canvas, foil, paper bags, kraft paper, and so much more. For those who choose to work with more durable materials like wood, metal and clay, stitches can also be added, but usually by hand. Whether you sew by hand or machine, we invite you submit your most innovative and imaginative art projects that incorporate sewing, for this brand new special publication. Sew Somerset will feature projects of the highest caliber that Somerset Studio is known for … projects that will surely take your breath away … projects that will look “So Somerset!” In this 144-page publication, you will find beautiful photographs, easy-to-understand techniques, and a bounty of tips, ideas and inspiration. Sew Somerset will help you learn how to add stitches of varied lengths, sizes, colors, and dimension into your next art project. Deadline for artwork to be received: Bi-annually every May 15th and January 15th.

Somerset Workshop
This is a bi-annual publication that publishes stepped-out projects. If you have a technique that you think could lead a Somerset Workshop, please send a letter of interest to the Editor-in-Chief outlining your ideas. Deadline: On-going.

Visit the website:

Stampington & Company
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone (949) 380-7318
Fax (949) 380-9355
Toll free (877) STAMPER

Stampington & Company: Haute Handbags


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Multiple Deadlines:
November 15, 2007
May 15, 2008

Haute Handbags

How do you carry it? That’s the question Somerset Studio would like to help answer through our new and exciting special publication titled Haute Handbags. Whether we use purses, clutches, totes, portfolios, sacks, bags, or attachés, there are many styles made with an astounding array of materials emerging from all corners of the creative world – all vying to be carried and used with style. You are welcome to construct a bag from scratch, or to purchase one that you embellish and alter with paints, beads, rubber stamps, ribbons, buttons, transparencies, and more. No medium or material is ruled out so use your imagination to make bags of leather, wool, fabric, paper, plastic, wood, glass, or any other materials that you love. Deadline for artwork to be received: Bi-annually every November 15th, and May 15th.

Stampington & Company
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone (949) 380-7318
Fax (949) 380-9355
Toll free (877) STAMPER

Stampington & Company: Belle Armoire Jewelry


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Multiple Deadlines:
October 15, 2007
January 15, 2008
April 15, 2008
July 15, 2008

Belle Armoire Jewelry

If you’d like to share your inspiration and detailed how-to instruction for creating beautiful jewelry with readers, we want to hear from you. Belle Armoire Jewelry covers a broad range of mediums, from art clay to polymer clay to found object to fiber to wire to beads and much, much more. Whether you are a creator of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, pendants, rings or other jewelry, we welcome you to submit your artwork for consideration of publication. Deadline for artwork to be received: Quarterly every October 15th, January 15th, April 15th, and July 15th.

Stampington & Company
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone (949) 380-7318
Fax (949) 380-9355
Toll free (877) STAMPER

Stampington & Company: Altered Couture


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Multiple Deadlines:
September 15, 2007
December 15, 2007
March 15, 2008
June 15, 2008


A hand-me-down sweater … a raggedy old skirt from the thrift store … a plain T-shirt … Using just a few tools coupled with your creativity, all of these items can be transformed into fantastic works of wearable art! The publisher of Belle Armoire and Somerset Studio invites you to submit your own altered and embellished clothing and accessories to be considered for the second volume of this exciting publication. Chapters will include Skirts & Dresses, Pants & Overalls, Jackets & Vests, Shirts & Tops, Children’s Wear, Sassy Shoes, and Accessories. Deadline for artwork to be received: Quarterly every September 15th, December 15th, March 15th, and June 15th.

Stampington & Company
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone (949) 380-7318
Fax (949) 380-9355
Toll free (877) STAMPER

Stampington & Company: Art Doll Quarterly

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Deadline: September 15, 2007

Artfully Altered Barbies and Fashion Dolls
“She was always there when I was ready to play and I can remember long afternoons spent sharing her adventures,” says Judy Riemer in the Spring 2007 issue of her childhood days playing with Barbie. “Now it makes me sad to go into a thrift store or resale shop and see the piles of abandoned Barbies that have been discarded. Seeing them inspired me to find a way of giving them a new life and a new purpose.” What are your childhood memories of playing with fashion dolls and how do they translate in your current doll art? We’re eager to share wonderfully altered Barbies and fashion dolls and the inspiration behind them with readers in the spring 2008 issue. Deadline for artwork to be received: September 15, 2007.

Stampington & Company
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone (949) 380-7318
Fax (949) 380-9355
Toll free (877) STAMPER

Stampington & Company: Somerset Studio

Two Deadlines:
Le Chateau -- October 12, 2007 (RECEIVE)
Heroes -- December 15, 2007 (RECEIVE)

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Le Chateau (Newsstand Date: March 1, 2008)
Show us how a house is more than just a place to sleep at night. From the tiniest bungalows to palatial mansions, mountain cabins and suburban tract homes, houses shape our lives and landscape. Here’s your chance to find the art in architecture.

Find your inspiration in a gabled roof, a weathered door, or the light of a bay window. Blueprints and floor plans speak to us of possibilities, while furnishings tell us something about those who live within. We look forward to your paper and mixed-media projects that incorporate the craftsmanship and artistry of Le Chateau.
We must receive your artwork by October 12, 2007.

Heroes (Newsstand Date: May 1, 2008)
What makes a hero? Is it strength and bravery, or the determination and willingness to do what is right, whatever the cost? Think of Hercules, Superman or Luke Skywalker and you’re on the right track. Historical figures like Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony and Martin Luther King, Jr. inspire us to change our world for the better, while soldiers, firefighters, teachers, moms, and dads show us that everyone can make a difference, every day.

Somerset Studio invites you to create paper and mixed-media artwork celebrating the heroes in your life, to be considered for publication in the May/June 2008 issue. Now’s your chance to pay tribute to the heroes who inspire you.
We must receive your artwork by December 15, 2007.

Stampington & Company
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone (949) 380-7318
Fax (949) 380-9355
Toll free (877) STAMPER

Stampington & Company: Guidelines

Stampington & Company offers anyone the opportunity to get their creations published in our standing or special publications. For all publications, please follow the General Artwork Submission Guidelines as follows:


All artwork must arrive at our offices on or before the published deadlines. We prefer submissions of original art. If original art is not available, our next preference is hi-res digital images (300 dpi at 8½" x 10"). If hi-res digital images are not available, we will very rarely consider professional-quality transparencies or color slides. Color-copy submissions are not accepted.


If you have a unique artistic technique you’d like to share with others, please send samples of your artwork accompanied by a query letter outlining your article idea to the respective Managing Editor at:

(Name of Magazine Title)
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

For Complete Guidelines visit:

Book 'em Danno!

Don't be alarmed. The only arresting developments are to the NEW LOOK for this site. The migration will begin soon. In the meantime, we have decided to devote the next series of posts to getting work published--in books and mags--in print and online.

We got the ball rolling with these recent posts:

Knitty Soliciting Patterns and Articles
Whip Up -- Call for Articles and Tutorials

Several items to follow. Thanks for your readership!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

GEISAI Miami 2007

Deadline: October 1, 2007

GEISAI Miami 2007

Application is open to artists and students of all nationalities who do not have ongoing commercial gallery representation. A jury of art world professionals will select approximately 15 - 20 participants from among the applicants who will be given the chance to present their work at the Parliament Building of SOHO Studios in Miami's Wynwood Art District with no fee being charged for the booth that will be given to them.

GEISAI Miami 2007 jury members include: Tom Eccles, Massimiliano Gioni, Walter Robinson, Carol Kino and Lin Lougheed.

Organized by the artist-led art enterprise Kaikai Kiki, GEISAI Miami introduces an entirely new type of fair in the booming Miami art market, allowing artists to represent themselves and to present their work directly to an audience of collectors, art professionals and art enthusiasts.

To apply, click here for more info.


PDF Downloads
Download Application Guidelines (PDF 77 K)
Download Participation Guidelines (PDF 119 K)

"GEISAI" was first organized in Japan in the summer of 2001, and since then has been held bi-annually, reaching its 10th incarnation in 2006. The name "GEISAI" is derived from the Japanese word for "art festival." Such festivals would typically take place within a university or art school.

Form Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie

Deadline: October 20, 2007 (POSTMARK)

Form Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
January 11 – March 8, 2008

Open to artists living in the United States. Artists may submit contemporary quilt art; other media and techniques may be incorporated. All works must be quilted (layers held together with stitching) and able to be hung on a wall. Works must be original and completed since January 1, 2005.

Maximum size is 55" wide, 84" long; no minimum size.
Very small works will be displayed in cases for increased security.

$1,000 best in show, plus additional cash awards for excellence.

Nationally recognized art quilt artist, Jane Burch Cochran of Burlington, KY will determine the awards. For additional information on Cochran’s work, visit

Entry Fees and Submission Procedures
$25.00 for three works; $10 for each additional work entered.

We are no longer accepting slides. All images must be on a CD in jpg format. No PowerPoint presentations, please. For each work entered, submit two digital images, one full view and one detail. All images can be on one CD labeled with artist’s name. CDs will not be returned.

Accepted artists will be asked to submit additional information and an artist
statement. We reserve the right to reject entries that were not accurately
represented by the images.

The Carnegie Center for Art & History will insure all works from the time they arrive on site until they leave our premises.

Display and Sale
All work must be received ready for hanging, including the hanging rod. We encourage artists to offer their works for sale; the Carnegie Center, Inc. will retain a 25% commission on any sales and reserves the right to use artists’ images for publicity purposes.

Download the prospectus:

For further information, call the Carnegie Center at 812-944-7336
or the Form Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie web page at

Are We There Yet? 30 years of Feminism

Deadline: January 18, 2008

Are We There Yet? 30 years of Feminism
ARC Gallery
Exhibition Dates: March 5-29, 2008

ARC Gallery is a non-profit, alternative space run by a collective of women artists since its inception in 1973. ARC is proud to be hosting "Are We There Yet? 30 years of Feminism," a group exhibition juried by Mary Ellen Croteau.

Seeking strong, political, feminist artwork for the March 2008 exhibition at ARC Gallery in Chicago, in conjunction with the national Feminist Art Project, commemorating 30 years of the Feminist Art Movement.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists.

SALES: Works will be for sale unless noted as NFS (not for sale) on the entry form. ARC does not take commission on work sold, but will act as a liaison for sales.

INSURANCE: ARC exercises professional care when handling submitted work. We do not assume responsibility or liability including but not limited to accidents, damaged work, or forces of nature.

AWARDS: “Best of Show” awarded one-person show at ARC Gallery in 2008-9.

Entry Fee: Artist may submit up to 3 slides/jpgs for a non-refundable fee of $25. Please add $5 for each additional slide/jpg beyond the first 3. You may submit a total of 5 slides/jpgs maximum ($25 = 3 slides/jpgs, + $10 = 2 slides/jpgs, total $35 for 5 slides/jpgs.)

Please note that images of accepted work will become the property of ARC Gallery and may be used for publicity.


ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation
832 W. Superior Street, #204
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 733-2787

The Stanthorpe Art Prize

Deadline: 21 November 2007 (POSTMARK)

Stanthorpe Art Prize 08

(formerly known as The Stanthorpe Arts Festival)
29 February—11 April 2008

This major biennial art prize displays works in contemporary and traditional forms and invites submissions by artists from across Australia.

The acquisitions and prizes include $15,000 for the winner of the 2008 acquisitive Stanthorpe Art Prize, $1000 Regional Emerging Art Award, $2000 each for non-acquisitive 2D and 3D works & a $500 non-acquisitive "Vollies’ Pick" Award.

The exhibition of works for purchase is held at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery 29th February to 11th April 2008.

The Stanthorpe Art Prize opening weekend 29th February - 2nd March 2008 is to be accompanied by the Stanthorpe Fringe Arts Festival. Regional and professional artists and community groups will present a number of performing and visual arts activities in venues close to the Stanthorpe Regional Gallery.

Entry Conditions

Pre-selection: A panel will pre select entries for the exhibition. The Society reserves the right not to exhibit any entry considered unsuitable for display.

Entries: Up to three entries per artist may be submitted. They must be the original, un-copied work of the entrant completed between 2006 & 2008. Entries may encompass painting, printmaking,photo-media, watercolour, fibre, sculpture, pottery, and mixed media works.

Images: Artists submitting 2D works are to provide one high quality image per entry. Artists submitting 3D works are to provide up to three high quality images per entry. Images are to be sent preferably on CD or DVD, although slides & hard copy print will be accepted.

3D works must not exceed a total weight of 30kg and dimensions of 1m cubed (the gallery will supply all plinths).
2D works must not exceed a length of 1.5m on any side including frame.
All paintings must be dry and suitably framed for hanging with D-hooks fitted. Any relevant special display/assembly instructions are to accompany the works.

Fees: A fee of $30 is payable for each entry submitted for pre selection and must accompany the posted entry form. This fee is non-refundable.

Judging: The judge’s decisions shall be final and no correspondence or discussion on results will be entered into. The judge will view all works.

Sale of artwork: All work must be for sale and include 33 1/3% commission in the listed price. S.A.G.S. shall retain this commission on all works sold. The entry selected for acquisition will be paid $15,000, regardless of price. Payment for sales and acquisition will be made within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.

Contact Stanthorpe Art Prize
Download & print entry form

Visit the website for complete details:

The Stanthorpe Art Prize is staged as part of the biennial Apple and Grape Festival which celebrates the cultural and economic character of this vivid South East Queensland location.

Women's Studio Workshop Artist's Book Residency

Deadline: November 15, 2007

Women's Studio Workshop
Artist's Book Residency

These residency grants are designed to enable artists to produce a limited edition book work at WSW. Working intensively in our studios for six to eight weeks, artists print and bind their own books. WSW technical assistance includes training on new equipments, introduction to new materials, and assistance with production.

The grant includes a stipend of $2,000 to $3,000 for six to eight weeks, materials up to $700, access to all studios, travel costs (within the Continental US), and housing. Projects are chosen by a jury of outside artists and curators.

Generally, we encourage an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50. WSW has developed a series of archive and exhibition opportunities for the books. The contract stipulates 10% (or ten books) for WSW archives, exhibition, and display copies; 10% of the edition for the artist; and 80% of the edition for general marketing. Artist have the option of collaborating with WSW on marketing of artists' books for a 50% commission fee. WSW has artists' books in collections and repositories world-wide.

Postmark deadline is November 15
Grant recipients are notified by February 1.

Application must include:
The application form
A one-page description of the project
A structural dummy to demonstrate how the book will be bound
(It does not have to be a complete representation of the finished piece. However, please include 1-2 spreads that are fully sketched out. Your dummy should be actual-size. We anticipate that, if funded, you will refine your ideas before your residency.)
The media/studios you will need to produce the book, as well as a materials budget
Ten Slides of recent work with a slide script, which should include: title, media, dimension, and date (Submit slides of work other than the proposed book. Slides should reflect the direction of your work in your primary medium.)
S.A.S.E. for return of materials

Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
tel 845.658.9133
fax 845.658.9031

Women's Studio Workshop's Art-In-Education Program

Deadline: November 1, 2007 (POSTMARK)

Women's Studio Workshop
Art-in-Education Program
Spring Fellow (March - June)

This opportunity is for artists with teaching experience and knowledge of intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking who are interested in creating their own work while also working with local public school students.

Women's Studio Workshop's Art-In-Education Program, Hands-on-Art (HOA), is a collaboration with the Kingston City School District and has become a national model for arts education. HOA provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to a professional arts space to spend concentrated time learning printmaking, papermaking, and book arts.

Spring Fellows Requirements: Must have teaching experience and knowledge in one of the studio areas (silkscreen, etching, or papermaking). Fellows teach two days per week for three weeks. In exchange fellows receive housing and access to the studio of their choice (during open studio hours) for five weeks.

Fall Fellows Requirements: Must have teaching experience and knowledge in one of the studio areas (silkscreen, papermaking, or etching). Fellows teach one day per week and pay $300 for a four week fellowship. In exchange they receive access to the studio of their choice (during open studio hours).

Postmark deadlines:
Spring Fellow (March - June) - November 1
Fall Fellow (September - February) - March 15

Application must include:

The application form
A one page letter of intent explaining your planned project while at WSW, the studios you would like to work in, and your level of experience
10 slides of recent work with a slide script, which should include: title, media, dimension, and date of your work
Relevant experience working with youth
S.A.S.E. for return of materials

Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
tel 845.658.9133
fax 845.658.9031

Women's Studio Workshop Studio Fellowships

Deadline: October 1, 2007 (POSTMARK)

Women's Studio Workshop
Studio Fellowship

Spring Fellow -- January 14 - May 17, 2008

WSW Fellowship opportunities are designed to provide concentrated work time for artists to explore new ideas in a dynamic and supportive community of women artists. Fellowships are awarded through a jury process. The cost to Fellowship recipients is $200 per week plus materials. The award includes on-site housing and all-hour access to our studios. The facilities feature complete studios in intaglio, silkscreen, hand papermaking, photography, letterpress, and ceramics. Four- to six-week sessions are available each year from September through June. Artists are given a studio orientation, but should be able to work independently. Technical assistance is available for $35/hour. A thorough WSW studio introduction is provided at no charge.

Application must include:

  • The application form

  • A one page letter of intent explaining your planned project while at WSW, the studios you would like to work in, and your level of experience

  • Resume

  • 10 slides of recent work with a slide script, which should include: title, media, dimension, and date

  • S.A.S.E. for return of materials

Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
tel 845.658.9133
fax 845.658.9031

Liquitex Excellence in Art 2007

Deadline: January 15, 2008 (POSTMARK)

2007 Liquitex Excellence in Art

Supporting the visual art community is a priority for the people at Liquitex. As part of our on-going efforts, the Liquitex Excellence in Art Purchase Awards have been established to recognize those artists whose pursuit of excellence is demonstrated through their creative use of color, concept and media, with artwork completed primarily in acrylics. Awards totaling over $15,000 in cash and products will be made to artists demonstrating skill and creativity in the use of acrylic paints. A jury of artists and art educators will grant awards in the Professional and Secondary Education categories. The Secondary Education Category is open only to those applicants currently enrolled in High School education.

Artwork selected for the Excellence in Art Purchase Awards will become part of the permanent art collection of Liquitex Artist Materials, and will be published in the December issue of Art In America magazine.

Judging: Entries will be judged by a professional selection committee, comprised of artists, educators and art community leaders, whose decision is final. Works will be judged on creativity, technique, overall appeal of artwork, use of color and media.

All paintings must be original, unpublished, conceived and created by the entrant and cannot have been selected as a winner in any other competition. Artwork can be either two or three-dimensional but must make extensive use of acrylic paint. All artwork must have been completed within the last two (2) years. In the event that the submitted work is not available for purchase when awards are announced an alternate recipient will be chosen.

Eligibility: Open to residents of the United States and Canada. Void in Puerto Rico, Quebec and where prohibited.

Please visit the website for complete rules of entry: Submission guidelines.

Entries must be postmarked on or before January 15, 2008 and received by no later than January 30, 2008

Click here for thePROFESSIONALcategory entry application
Click here for theSECONDARYcategory entry application

Eight (8) winners will be selected and notified by mail no later than March 1, 2008. Award winners will be posted on the Liquitex web site on or around March 1, 2008

One (1) winner will be awarded a $5,000 cash purchase award and $1,500 in Liquitex products. Four (4) winners will each be awarded a $1,000 cash purchase award and $500 in Liquitex products.

One (1) winner will be awarded a $500 cash purchase award and $250 in Liquitex products. Two (2) winners will each be awarded a $250 cash purchase award and $100 in Liquitex products.

One prize per person. Subject to all federal, state and local laws. Taxes are sole responsibility of the winner.

Career Development and Exhibition Program for Emerging Artists

Deadline: October 1, 2007

Career Development and Exhibition Program for Emerging Artists
The Center For Emerging Visual Artists
(Philadelphia PA)

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists™ strives to provide the essential support services and programs emerging artists need to build sustainable careers.

Our FREE two-year Career Development Program offers a select group of highly talented artists:

- Two-year fellowship period and lifelong alumni affiliation
- Exhibitions in regional, national, and international venues
- Professional development seminars
- Opportunities to meet patrons, gallerists, and curators
- Assistance with the marketing and sale of artwork
- Individual career counseling sessions
- One-on-one sessions with mentors, chosen from the Board of Artistic Advisors
- Opportunities to gain career experience while giving back to the community
- Alumni Travel Grant Program
- Alumni exhibition series
- Alumni goal-setting group
- Monthly newsletter updating fellows and alumni on regional, national and international opportunities for artists.

Eligibility requirements include:

- Applicants cannot be in school.
- Applicants must live within 100 miles of The Center (Artists in Baltimore, Harrisburg, and the five boroughs of New York City are eligible; Washington, DC artists are not).
- Applicants cannot have a contractual agreement with a commercial gallery.
- Applicants cannot have had a solo show in a commercial gallery.

For more information and an application, visit or call 215-546-7775 x 12.

Director of the Career Development Program

Iowa State Memorial Union Request for Proposals

Deadline: Unspecified

Iowa State Memorial Union
Ames, Iowa

The Iowa State Memorial Union in Ames is now accepting proposals for art exhibits for 2008 and beyond.

The MU has two exhibit spaces that double as meeting rooms. Two-dimensional or wall hanging pieces are generally more appropriate for the space than 3-D works.

Shows range from 6 to 8 weeks and works can be for sale. Solo shows as well as group exhibits will be considered.

Proposals should include a resume, statement about your current work and images, and can be sent electronically or via regular mail.

Letitia Kenemer
Fine Arts Coordinator
Iowa State Memorial Union
2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011

The Workspace is located in the east basement of the Iowa State Memorial Union on the Iowa State University Campus.

Iowa Arts Council Grants

Multiple Deadlines:
Major Grants -- October 1, 2007 (RECEIVE)

Mini Grants -- 1st working day of each month

Iowa Arts Council Grant

Major Grants: Maximum Grant Request: $10,000
Including these categories:
• Artist Grants
• Artists in Schools and Communities Residency Grants
• Arts in Education Grants
• Conference, Workshop & Forum Grants
• Folk & Traditional Arts Grants
• Organization Grants
• Public Art Grants

Deadlines and Project Dates

Application Deadline: 4:30 on April 1 and October 1, annually
This is NOT a postmark deadline. If the deadline falls on a state holiday or on a Saturday or Sunday, it will be extended to the next working day.

Project Begin/End Dates:

• If applying on April 1: All projects must occur between July 1 and the following June 30 (that is, within the Iowa Arts Council’s upcoming fiscal year).
• If applying on October 1: All projects must occur between January 1 and June 30 (that is, by the end of the Iowa Arts Council’s fiscal year)

Notification of Funding Approval/Denial: Approximately 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.

Final Report Deadline: Final Reports for all grants must be received at the IAC office no later than 30 days after the end of the fiscal year in which the grant was issued (July 31). You may not apply for any additional IAC grants if you have an outstanding late Final Report.

Mini Grants: Maximum Grant Request: $1,500
Including these categories:
• Artist Mini Grants
• Artist Residency Mini Grants
• Arts in Education Mini Grants
• Conference, Workshop & Forum Mini Grants
• Folk & Traditional Arts Mini Grants
• Organization Mini Grants
• Public Art Mini Grants

Application Deadline: First working day of each month. Submit your application NO LATER than the first working day of the month before the month in which the activity occurs. Early applications are encouraged! Example: if the activity occurs in April, submit the application by March 1, at the very latest.

Exception: for Mini Grant projects that will begin in the next fiscal year (after July 1), please submit no earlier than May 1st.

Project Begin/End Dates: The grant activity cannot begin any earlier than the first day of the month FOLLOWING the month you submit the application. Example: if you submit an application for the February 1 Mini Grant deadline, your project can begin no earlier than March 1.

All projects must end by the following June 30 (the last day of IAC's fiscal year). IAC's fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following year. In no circumstances can grants run past the state’s fiscal year.

Notification of Funding Approval/Denial: Approximately 15 days after the application deadline.
Final Report Deadline: Final Reports for all grants must be received at the IAC office no later than 30 days after the end of the fiscal year in which the grant was issued (July 31). You may not apply for any additional IAC grants if you have an outstanding late Final Report.

The Iowa Arts Council Artist Major Grant and Mini Grant program supports high quality and significant artist-initiated and managed projects that are presented to or shared with Iowans during or after the grant period. The program provides critical financial support for exceptionally talented established and emerging Iowa artists who have a record of accomplishment appropriate to the stage of his or her career.

Eligible Applicants
Artists and educators 18 years of age or older who live in Iowa or communities immediately adjacent to Iowa (Refer to Border State Policy).

Not Eligible to Apply:

Students or other individuals requesting support for projects in which they will receive course credit, a degree, certification, etc.

Applicants who have received two Iowa Arts Council grants within the same fiscal year of this proposed grant activity (this does NOT include Big Yellow School Bus, EZ 1-2-3, Arts Partners for Achievement, Traditional Arts Apprenticeships or Partnership Grants).

Applicants who have an outstanding late Final Report for a previously funded application. (The Iowa Arts Council's fiscal year is July 1 through June 30 of the following year.)

Grant Amount
You may request up to $10,000 for a Major Grant or up to $1,500 for a Mini Grant, but no more than 50 percent of the total expenses of the project. Applicant match for the grant may include cash provided by the applicant, sponsors, ticket revenue, etc. and in-kind donations of time, materials and supplies. Artists may use their time as cash match.

All Major and Mini Grant applications must be submitted online using the eGRANT system. (But plan ahead – some portions must be sent or delivered, as well!)

Download the eGRANT tutorial for instructions on how to use the new system (4 MG ).

Visit the website for complete details:

Bruce Williams

Durham Arts Council Emerging Artists Grant Program

Deadline: September 10, 2007 -- 9:00 p.m. (RECEIVE)

Emerging Artists Grant Program
Durham Arts Council
Durham, North Carolina

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career, therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to un-established artists. 2007-2008 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will conclude by September 30, 2008.

An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts or an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.

Artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicants must have resided in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, or Person Counties for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 10, 2006). Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in their art form at the time of the application deadline. Recipients of 2006-2007 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2007-2008 grant.

The criteria are:
• Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent,
• The applicant's serious professional commitment to her/his art form,
• Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development,
• Feasibility of the proposed project,
• Timeline--project should happen between January 1 and September 30 of the year following the application date.

The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Chatham County Arts Council, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, The Wainwright Fund for New Works and private & corporate donations.

Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form, their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award decisions for all EAP grant applications.

The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist’s career as is appropriate to the particular artist’s needs, so be sure to define clearly the relationship of your project to your career development. In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:

  • Promotion/Presentation: the cost of producing a demonstration audio tape or CD for a composer, a video tape or DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.
  • Travel: to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars; or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.
  • Services: rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.
  • Supplies: purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work which is considered by the artist to be essential to her/his career.
  • Training: advanced workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist’s abilities. This program does not support work towards a degree.
No specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500.

Financial and narrative reports are required. A report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.

Applications available ... July 1, 2007
Deadline ... September 10, 2007
Notification ... By the end of November, 2007
Grant checks issued ... mid-January, 2008
Project completion by ... September 30, 2008
Final report due by ... September 30, 2008

Submit applications to Durham Arts Council ONLY. Do not drop application off at any other location.

Download an Emerging Artists Grant Application PDF, file size 106k

Applications are also available at the front desk of the Durham Arts Council Building and/or by calling the Artist Services Office, (919) 560-2719 to request an application.

Visit the website for complete details:

Durham Arts Council, Inc.
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701

Janet Holmes à Court Artists' Grant

Deadline: 15 November 2007 (POSTMARK)

Janet Holmes à Court Artists' Grant

The Janet Holmes à Court Artists' Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to professional artists for the public presentation of their work. This funding is made possible through a generous donation from Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and the support of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council.

This grant provides assistance towards the costs of public presentation of visual arts, craft and design. This can include, but is not limited to, framing, media releases, media photographs, advertising, space rental, installation costs, promotional printing, mail outs, documentation, freight, travel, equipment rental, insurance, technical assistance and opening costs.

Amounts available are: $500 for individuals and $1,000 for groups. This grant does not provide assistance towards the production of artwork (materials, studio rental, research etc).

Applications for this grant must be prepared and submitted by the artist/s exhibiting, not their venue, agent or exhibition curator.

Individuals and groups are eligible to apply only once per round and if successful, cannot apply again for 12 months.

Visual arts, craft and design are broadly defined and include: painting, printmaking, drawing, textiles, photo media, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, glass, ceramics, woodwork, jewellery, furniture, performance art, electronic and digital media.

Indigenous artists and artists from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For exhibitions in:

Feb, Mar, Apr
Deadline: November 15th

Notification of decisions will be within two months of the closing date.

Download an application form (PDF 196 KB)
Read the guidelines & eligibility requirements.

Visit the website for complete details and additional opportunities:

The Janet Holmes à Court Artists' Grant is a NAVA initiative, made possible through the support of Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and the support of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council.

The National Association for the Visual Arts is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. The National Association for the Visual Arts is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Deadline: September 30, 2007


From January through April 2008, MCBA will be presenting Situations, an exhibition of book-inspired installation art in the Gallery. Work may be site-specific in nature, interative, conceptual, multi-media or environmental.

There is no formal application to fill out. Written proposals should include a brief summary of work to be installed, resumes and artist statements from those involved, and a description of space requirements. Sketches and/or photos may also be included. Artists will be responsible for costs associated with the production of their work.

Appointments to examine the gallery space may be made by contacting Jeff Rathermel at 612-215-2526.

Proposals are due September 30, 2007. Artists chosen to participate will be notified by October 15, 2007. The exhibition opens January 26, 2008.

For more information, please contact Artistic Director Jeff Rathermel at 612.215.2526 or send an

Focus: Fiber 2008

Deadline: January 15, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Focus: Fiber 2008
May 16 - June 21, 2008
Cleveland State University Art Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio

August - November 2008
The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

A regional exhibition open to all TAA members & fiber artists who live in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia.

Juror: Sarah Quinton, Senior Curator, Textile Museum of Canada

Presented by The Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art in its mission to further the understanding and appreciation of textiles by offering lectures, workshops and exhibitions.

Visit the website for complete details.

Print Focus: Fiber 2008 Prospectus (PDF)

For further information, contact Kathleen Van Meter at 440-458-6649,


Deadline: October 15, 2007

International Juried Exhibition
December 6-30, 2007

PUNCH Gallery and SOIL present an international juried exhibition taking place December 2007. Located in the Pioneer Square area of downtown Seattle in the Tashiro-Kaplan Building, both galleries provide tremendous exposure within the Northwest regional art scene.

Artists from any country may submit work in any medium. There is no limit to the number of entries. In addition to traditional 2-D and 3-D works, artists are encouraged to submit work in new media, video, sound, or installation. Complicated installation procedures may require the artist to assist with installation. Members of PUNCH and SOIL are not eligible to enter.

The juror, Eric Fredericksen, will utilize both spaces of these high-profile galleries to create two complementary exhibitions which present a diverse range of media and concepts from around the world.

Eric Fredericksen
Director of Western Bridge, Seattle, WA

Cash award(s) determined by number of entries will be distributed at the juror's discretion.

Entry fees
• $15 first two images
• $5 per additional image

Fees are nonrefundable and must be paid via PayPal (PayPal account is not required).

PUNCH and SOIL will retain a 30% commission on all artwork sales.

Size Limitation
Work must be able to fit through our front door (81"x40").

Every precaution will be taken to assure that your work is handled with utmost care and respect during installation and throughout the run of the exhibition. However, it is the artist's responsibility to carry insurance for any of their works in the exhibition. PUNCH and SOIL will not be responsible for damage, theft or loss of any kind.

Need more info? Send us an email at

Visit the website:


Deadline: January 12, 2008 (RECEIVE)

November 9, 2008 -- January 15, 2009
QUILT VISIONS 2008 is a juried exhibition of quilts celebrating the art of the quilt. Jurors will select the quilts from slides of work submitted for consideration. Preliminary selection will be fi nalized when the quilts are received for photography. A full color catalog of the exhibition will be published. Cash recognition awards will be presented.

Don Bacigalupi is Director of the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio. He has an extensive background in post-War American art, popular culture and critical theory.

Judith Content is a full-time studio artist with more than 25 years experience. She has shown nationally in exhibitions such as Quilt Visions and the 2007 Quilt National. She is the President of the Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Mary Anne Jordan is Associate Professor of Textiles in the Textile Design Program at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She has shown her work nationally in exhibitions such as the 2007 Quilt National and internationally. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.


Enter up to three (3) cloth quilts by submitting the required materials.   

Fee: $30 Quilt Visions Members;  $70 Non-Members (fee includes a one year individual QV membership)

QUILT SAN DIEGO/ QUILT VISIONS encourages sale of quilts. QSD/QV will retain 40% commission on quilts sold during or as a result of QUILT VISIONS 2008.

PDF Version: PDF Entry Form

Quilt San Diego/Quilt Visions
2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone/Fax: 619-546-4872



Deadline: October 15, 2007

Altered Books at Minneapolis Central Library

January-March 2008
Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Public Library announces a national call for U.S. artists to submit digital images of altered books for a juried exhibition January-March 2008 at Minneapolis Central Library's Cargill Hall exhibition gallery.

Juror: Betty Bright, Ph.D., former curator at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

The exhibition will be part of a city-wide series of workshops, exhibitions and programs capped by the annual convention of the Public Library Association, in Minneapolis, March 25-29, 2008.

A webpage and gallery guide will document the works. Media releases, electronic and printed materials will direct visitors to all exhibition venues.

Altered Books Definition: According to the International Society of Book Artists, an altered book is any book, old or new, that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art. An altered book can be rebound, painted, cut, burned, folded, added to, collaged in, gold-leafed, rubber stamped, drilled or otherwise adorned.

Submission Fee: $20 for up to 5 images on CD.

Note that this exhibition is open to working artists only. Students, for other exhibition opportunities related to the Altered Book Project contact Melinda Ludwiczak at

Exhibition works will be installed by professional art handlers and works will be insured by Minneapolis Public Library when they are received. Please direct questions to: Melinda Ludwiczak at or 612-630-6246.

For more information see:

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Arts By The River

Deadline: September 6, 2007

Arts By The River
Saturday, October 6, 2007
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Riverfront Business District in East Falls
(Ridge Avenue between Midvale Avenue and the Falls Bridge)

East Falls is proud to present its 2nd annual ARTS BY THE RIVER FESTIVAL. Last year's event drew an estimated 1,000 people from the Philadelphia region. As artists sign on this year, ARTS BY THE RIVER promises to be bigger and better!

Located along the Schuylkill River, East Falls is situated in a prime location with easy access to several major thoroughfares including Route 1, Kelly Dr., I-76 and City Ave.

The ARTS BY THE RIVER FESTIVAL is one of many events linked to the two-week long annual East Falls Fall Festival. Heralding the success of last year's Falls Fest, 2007's ARTS BY THE RIVER FESTIVAL is the kick-off event for this community-wide celebration, held annually since 1985.

DATE: Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LOCATION: Riverfront Business District in East Falls on Ridge Avenue between Midvale Avenue and the Falls Bridge.

2006's ARTS BY THE RIVER FESTIVAL featured glass blowing, textiles, fine art, painting and photography, as well as apparel and sculpture.

Providing the location and date is what we can do. What you can do is sign up and join us. We encourage and support both local and national artists as well as novice festival participants. Be sure to get in on the fun!

FEE: $100 for a 10' x 10' space
Artists are welcome to share space and scholarships available for emerging artists and crafts people.

To sign up, fill out this form: Vendor Sign-up Form -(In Adobe click on File - Send - Page by Email and type in email address: you can also email it Send an email or send it by fax: 215-848-8085. Mail the check to the EFDC at 3654 Midvale Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19129.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

FACE VALUE: National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: September 20, 2007 (Postmark)

, National Juried Exhibition
Broward Community College, Davie, FL
November 1 - December 11, 2007

Eligibility: This National Juried Exhibition is open to artists 18 years and older who reside in the US. Work must be made within the last 2 years and made completely by the artist with no copyright infringements.

Theme: All interpretations of the portrait and/ or self portrait.

Entries: Entries will be juried from professional slides, or JPG image files.

Entry Fee: A non-refundable entry fee of $35 must accompany the application and image entries.

Slides: 3 works via slides for $35

JPG files: 4 works for $35.

Media: All media will be accepted including small format digital and video as space allows. Works that are easily shipped/ hand deliveries are encouraged. All work must be ready to hang with professional wire and have specific installation instructions. Special equipment/installation must be provided by the artist. The Gallery does have pedestals of various sizes.

Awards: Cash awards and participation in future solo and/or group exhibition at BCC.

Juror: Brian Bishop

Sales: Broward Community College is a non-profit educational institution; therefore, no commission is taken from the sales; all sales are to be handled directly through the artist. Sale prices will not appear on the exhibition labels; however, there will be a price list available to gallery patrons during gallery hours.

Insurance: Insurance values must be provided for the works even if they are not for sale (NFS).


FACE VALUE National Juried Exhibition
Broward Community College
Fine Arts Gallery/Blg 3
3501 SW Davie Rd.
Davie, Florida 33314

For information about BCC Fine Arts Gallery, please visit or email

REFINED: Abundance, International Jewelry Competition

DEADLINE: October 1, 2007

REFINED: Abundance
International Jewelry Competition
January 25 - March 7, 2008

REFINED is a biannual exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) since 1998. The exhibition is held in a 1332 square-foot gallery of the beautifully renovated The Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main Street in downtown Nacogdoches, Texas.

This year’s juried exhibition seeks to demonstrate the wide breadth of originality in the jewelry discipline throughout the world.

THEME: Abundance

The juror is seeking innovative responses to the concept of ‘abundance’ and its formal and conceptual manifestations in the medium of jewelry.

The theme should be understood in the broadest of terms, seeking to
accommodate a range of work–from flamboyant to a more quiet
expression–while responding to the theme conceptually or formally.

Charon Kransen (the Netherlands) is an art dealer specializing in
contemporary art jewelry and the owner of Charon Kransen Arts (CKA) in New York City.

At least $1,500 will be awarded at the juror’s discretion.

This exhibition is open to any artists whose jewelry responds to the theme: abundance. All work must be original and completed within the last two years. Submitted works are open to a full range of processes and materials.

Non-refundable $35 fee in U.S. dollars

Up to five entries will be accepted per $35 non-refundable fee with the maximum of three entries per person selected. Each entry may be represented by two slides.

Up to five entries will be accepted per $35 non-refundable fee with the maximum of three entries per person selected. Each entry may be represented by two digital images. Digital entries may be submitted via CD/DVD.

Each work cannot exceed 60 inches in any dimension.

A publication will accompany the exhibit.

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) and the SFA Gallery are responsible for works only while they are on the property of SFA and will only insure works for Current Market Value. SFA does not assume liability for damage incurred or loss of work while in transit.

REFINED: Abundance events are free to the public and accessible to the physically challenged.

2007 REFINED Prospectus/Entry Form (PDF)

The SFA Gallery at Stephen F. Austin State University presents significant exhibitions of regional, national, and international art to an expanding audience centered in East Texas. The SFA Gallery facilitates sales but takes no commission. The gallery does not profit from the entry fees of REFINED: Abundance. All monies collected pay for the entire exhibition, juror’s fees, awards, postage and catalogues. For more information, contact:

SFA School of Art
SFA Station
P.O. Box 13041 SFA,
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3041
Tel. 936-468-1131
Fax. 936-468-2938

CraftForms 2007

Deadline: September 20, 2007 (Postmark)

CraftForms 2007
13th National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
November 30, 2007 - February 1, 2008

An international juried exhibition dedicated to enhancing the public’s
awareness of contemporary American craft while providing a venue
for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional
and sculptural creative endeavors.

Open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal,
wood and/or mixed media crafts. All artwork must be original and
completed within the last two years.

Mark Richard Leach, Founding Director and Chief Curator,
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC

$3000+ in prizes to be awarded.
Group and/or solo exhibition opportunities.

All work accepted into Craft Forms 2007 will be illustrated in a fullcolor
abbreviated catalogue, listing artist, resident state, title, and
specific mediums. Catalogues will be available for all Craft Forms
2007 accepted artists.

All works will be juried digitally. Slides will be scanned and converted
to CD images. Each artist may submit two entries. Each work may
be represented by up to three separate images.

Make payable to Wayne Art Center.
Digital Entry: $30. Slide Entry: $40

All work must have been completed within the past two years and
may not have been previously exhibited at the Wayne Art Center.
Wayne Art Center reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet
the requirements.

WAC will retain 30% commission of the sale price.
NFS or POR submissions will not be accepted. All work
will be insured while in the Wayne Art Center facility. WAC will not
be responsible for loss or damage to work in transit.

For complete details: Visit the CraftForms 2007 website
Download Prospectus [PDF, 268K]

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Wilson HTM National Art Prize

Deadline: 1 October 2007 (RECEIVE)

Wilson HTM National Art Prize

The Wilson HTM National Art Prize is an acquisitive art award open to visual artists practicing in any media.

The primary Prize is acquisitive to the value of $10,000, with a $1,000 non-acquisitive Highly Commended runner-up prize and a $1,000 non-acquisitive People's Choice. The acquisitive prize will comprise a $5000.00 cash payment and an investment portfolio to the value of $5000.00.

Works chosen for the final selection process will be decided by the judging panel from slides, high resolution jpegs burnt to disc, or video/DVD footage submitted with the entry form. Selected artists (fi nalists) will be invited to submit works for final consideration by the judging panel for acquisition.

The judging panel will consist of three people (TBA).

It is intended that the majority of work submitted by finalists will be documented in a catalogue of the Award. Invitation to submit a work for final viewing by the judges does not guarantee that the work will be included in the catalogue and exhibition, however it will remain eligible for acquisition.

The judges will nominate a Winner of the award and that work will automatically be acquired by Wilson HTM. The judges reserve the right not to select a Winner nor any work for acquisition.

The entry fee is $20 and is non-refundable.

The prize winners will be announced at the launch of an exhibition of finalist's work, in Melbourne in February 2008. The finalist's work will then tour to Sydney and Brisbane and will be supported by events in each city.

The Prize is open to artists who primarily reside within Australia. To download a copy of the entry form,
click here.

Wilson HTM Investment Group are an investment house whose mission is to create prosperity for their clients, people and community. They have a philosophy of being active in the community in which they work, supporting cultural and sporting activities in numerous forms. Wilson HTM's sponsorship of this Prize fits within their corporate framework and seeks to support and promote the value of the arts within the broader community.

1/381 brunswick street
fortitude valley q 4006

call 07 3215 0850
Fax +61 7 3215 0851


Two Deadlines/Delivery Dates:
Thursday September 27th, 6:00 to 9:30 PM
Saturday, September 29th, 11 AM to 3 PM
October 7th to October 26th, 2007

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, October 14th, 2 to 5 PM

Open to all works made of fiber. Works must be original, designed and made by the entrant. Size is limited to 40 inches in any direction including frames, hangers, etc.

Free standing entries must be provided with a base. All work must be presented fully assembled and ready to exhibit.

Limited to 2 entries per exhibitor.
JUROR: LEWIS KNAUSS, Professor, Fiber Arts, Moore College of Art
ENTRY FEE: 2 pieces of work $15.00 (Members $12.00); 1 piece of work $10.00 (Members $8.00)
SALES/COMMISSIONS: The Plastic Club retains a 20% commission on sales. Not For Sale (NFS) is OK

PRIZES: First -  $100.00; Second -  $50.00; Third -  $25.00; Honorable Mentions
247 S. Camac St.
Phila, PA 19107

The Artist as Quiltmaker XIII

Deadline: September 15, 2007

Artist as Quiltmaker XIII

May 18 - August 2, 2008
FAVA's 13th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts
Sunday, May 18, 2008 2 – 4 PM. Free and open to the public.

Curator: Gayle A. Pritchard, Artist & Author
Juror: David Walker
David Walker is nationally recognized as a leader in the art quilt movement. He is a nationally exhibited & published artist, workshop Instructor & member of the Art Quilt Network.  His work is in numerous public and private collections and has been exhibited widely over the past 20 years.

The Artist As Quiltmaker XIII is FAVA's 13th biennial juried exhibition of contemporary quilts. Considered one of the finest shows of its kind, it consistently attracts thousands of visitors from the U.S. and abroad. Distinguished past jurors have included Jan Myers-Newbury, Penny McMorris, Nancy Crow, Terrie Hancock Mangat, Judi Warren, Risë Nagin, Susan Shie and Clare M. Murray.
ELIGIBILITY: Artists living in the U.S. or Canada may submit up to three entries. Each artwork must be an original design and not created in a classroom or workshop setting. No copies nor variations of traditional or other artists works will be accepted. Artworks must be ready to exhibit, completed after December 2006, not previously exhibited at FAVA.


Round 1 – Initial Jury - From slide or digital entry

Round 2 – Final Object Jury - Details sent after slide jury

The juror will view submitted works in two blind rounds.

(Artists' names are concealed.) FAVA's standard practice differs from other exhibitions where jurors only view slides or digital entries.

ENTRY FORMAT: Entries will be judged from slides or high resolution digital files.

ENTRY FEE: Nonrefundable $25 entry fee

AWARDS: Cash prizes and awards determined solely by the Juror. Cash prizes will be paid to the artists by August 30, 2008.

PUBLICITY / SALES: Press material is widely distributed. FAVA reserves the right to reproduce images for the promotion of the show. Artists will retain copyrights on their work. Images of works accepted into the show become the property of FAVA. Sales will be encouraged; FAVA will retain a 30% commission. Payment for artwoks sold will be sent to artists by August 30, 2008. If a work is sold as a result of the FAVA exhibit within 60 days after the exhibit's close, the artist agrees to pay a 30% commission to FAVA.

SHIPPING: The artist is responsible for all costs relating to shipping and insurance of work in transit to or from FAVA for initial object jury. FAVA will cover shipping to and from the exhibit.

INSURANCE: Artworks must be submitted with a valid insurance value. Work is insured while at FAVA, however, FAVA cannot insure a work for an amount in excess of its fair market value and reserves the right to limit amount of insurance coverage on a particular piece. Proof of value may be required.
EXHIBITION CATALOG: Exhibiting artists will receive a full color exhibition catalog, designed by an award-winning graphic designer. Additional catalogs will be available for purchase.
Download the prospectus and entry form

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
New Union Center for the Arts
39 S. Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

Founded in 1979, FAVA is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing public appreciation of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational and community activities. FAVA presents a full season of invitational exhibits, regional and national juried shows, an annual members' show, and art classes for adults and children. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. In 1996 FAVA moved to a handsome 1874 schoolhouse, newly renovated as the New Union Center for the Arts.