Friday, February 29, 2008

Seams Unusual: Contemporary Art Quilts by New Mexico Fiber Artists

Deadline: May 9, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Seams Unusual
An Exhibition of Contemporary Art Quilts by New Mexico Fiber Artists
Art Center at Fuller Lodge
Los Alamos, New Mexico
June 20, 2008 – July 26, 2008

ELIGIBILITY
All work must meet the definition of an Art Quilt: a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts, which retains, through materials or technique, a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends.

In addition, only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant(s) will be considered; no patterns, kits, copies, or works that are the result of a class or workshop are allowed. If multiple artists were involved with the creation of the artwork, all artists must be listed as entrants.

Non-refundable entry fee is $30 for up to three (3) entries. Please make checks payable to Patricia Gould.

SELECTION
Selection of the work to be shown will be made by Patricia Gould and Katy Korkos, co-
representatives for SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Association). Ms. Gould and Ms. Korkos are New Mexican fiber artists who have curated exhibitions and have numerous awards at both the national and international level.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Please submit two digital images of your work— one full, one detail of each on a CD. Save your images at 300 dpi, 4" X 6", as TIFFs or JPEGs, at the highest quality, non-compressed. Be sure to label your images with the number of your entry, your last name, and the title; for example, 01gouldmoonrise and 01gouldmoonrise_detail.

No CDs will be returned. Please include a 4" X 6" print of the entire quilt for each entry.

View and download the prospectus (includes entry form) for complete details: seams_unusual_prospectus.pdf


QUESTIONS?

Patricia Gould, patriciagould@msn.com
Katy Korkos, katykorkos@mac.com

Deep in the Art of Texas Fiber Arts Exhibit

Deadline: April 5, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Deep in the Art of Texas Fiber Arts Exhibit

Texas Museum of Fiber Arts
Austin, Texas
May 24, 25, and 26, 2008


ELIGIBILITY: All submissions must be original in content and executed in a fiber arts technique or process. Applicant must be currently living in Texas, or born in Texas, or attending, attended, or graduated from a Texas educational institution.

APPLICATION: Two slides or two photos must accompany an official, completed application for each work. Artists may submit one to five works. An application must be attached to each submission.

SELECTION: A Juror will review submitted slides or photos for the overall artistic quality and process of qualified artists and select the works to be exhibited.

DEADLINE: Entry form deadline is April 5, 2008
The form, entry donation, and slides/photos must all arrive by April 5, 2008.

NOTIFICATION: TMFA will notify artists of acceptance to exhibit their art works on April 25, 2008. At that point, shipping and handling details will be given.

REQUIREMENTS and CONDITIONS:
All submissions must be original work in concept, design, or process and must be completely ready for installation. Individual or collaborative entries are accepted.

If the accepted work is sold after April 5, 2008 and prior to the exhibition, the artist must make arrangements with the new owner to make the work available for the exhibition.
Work other than that represented on slides, photographs, and chosen by the jury may not be substituted.

Submitted images, photos, or slides of the work or artist become the property of the TMFA and will not be returned. If a self-addressed envelope is provided, efforts will be made to return the photos.

TMFA reserves the right to use submitted photographic images with the artist’s name of accepted works or take photos of the selected art for publicity, documentation, and educational purposes for this exhibit.

Exhibiting art works will be insured by the artists unless otherwise requested and agreed in writing.

It is optional, but welcomed, for artists to be onsite to talk with viewers. A program with the artist’s name, email address, website or phone number will be printed. TMFA does not act as a dealer nor receive commission. If a viewer wants to purchase the art, the artist or his or her dealer will interact with the potential collector. TMFA does NOT sell exhibited art.

ENTRY DONATION: A donation to the TMFA of $10.00 per entry is requested to defray TMFA printing and advertising expenses. Make check or money order payable to Texas Museum of Fiber Arts.

SHIPPING: The artist is responsible for all shipping and insurance costs to and from the exhibition. Complete shipping instructions will be included with notification of acceptance. If personal deliver of art to the site is preferred, arrangements can be made.

EXCEPTIONS: If an artist is in need for an exception to the voluntary donation or required insurance, we request this be made in writing and attached to the Entry Form. TMFA will consider the request and will notify the artist of its acceptance or rejection.


PRIZES
First Prize $500
Second Prize $250
Third Prize $100 Gift Certificate

EXHIBIT LOCATION: Texas State Capitol

Download the application: TMFA_call_for_entires_2008.pdf

For complete details visit the websites: texasfiberarts.org

For more information please contact info@texasfiberarts.org

Tactile Textiles

Deadline: 1 April 2008 (RECEIVE)

Tactile Textiles
Red House Museum
Christchurch, Dorset
July 5 , 2008 to August 25, 2008

Textile Artists (individuals and groups) are invited to submit a piece of work for this exhibition which is aimed at the visually impaired, and also children. The idea behind the exhibition is to provide a stimulating and exciting experience by enabling visitors to touch the exhibits. When we are working with textiles we are constantly handling them, but as soon as they are put into an exhibition "Please do not touch" signs are displayed.

Tactile Textiles intends to dispense with this idea and create an exhibition to be experienced and enjoyed, though not exclusively, by the visually impaired.

Entries selected for the exhibition will be displayed in the Main Exhibition Gallery at the Red House Museum.

Judging
All entries will be judged by an independent panel. The judges' decision shall be final.

CADArts or the museum will not enter into discussion regarding indivdual entries or artists.

Group Prize—£100 CADArts Prize
Individual Prize—£100 CADArts Prize
Group Prize—YOUTH*—Janome Embellisher
Individual Prize—YOUTH*—Textile Supplies
Workshop on the Web Prize for Innovation - £50
The overall winner will be awarded the CADArts Art Troph

*To be eligible for the YOUTH Category entrants must be age 25 or under.

Submission of Entry Form
Tuesday 1st April 2008, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.

Submission of Work
Work should be submitted to The Red House Museum, Quay Road, Christchurch on Saturday 14 June 2008 11am to 2pm.

Postal entries will be accepted providing the return postage is prepaid. Postal entries should be sent to to arrive during the week beginning 9th June and no later than 13th June :

The Red House Museum
Quay Road,
Christchurch BH23 1BU

Entry Fees
Individual entries—£2, Group entries—£5, Under 18's—free.

All entry fees for this open will be donated to the Macular Disease
Society, which is the current Christchurch Mayoral charity.

For entry form email cadarts: cadarts@cadarts.com

Visit the website for complete details: http://www.cadarts.com/tactiletextiles.htm

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Indie Craft Experience

Deadline: April 18, 2008 (Online) & (RECEIVE)

Indie Craft Experience Lucky #7
Centennial Olympic Park
Atlanta, GA
June 7, 2008


The Indie Craft Experience is a juried event. All items must be handmade.

This event has a limited number of slots. We receive many applications and cannot accept everyone.

The application deadline is April 18, 2008. We will send out notifications by April 22, 2008. We will not consider your application if it is not complete or if we receive it after the deadline.

Fee:
The fee to participate is $115. This amount is due with your application.

Sharing:
You may share a space with another vendor, BUT you must apply together. This is a juried event so we must approve both of you.

Space:
Each vendor will have a space that is 10 ft. x 10 ft. Vendors are responsible for their entire display: tables, chairs, table clothes, racks, etc. You can rent a 10 x 10 tent, 6 ft table(s) or folding chair(s) from us for the following: $100 tent, $10 table(s), $5 folding chair(s).

Day of the Event:
The event is Saturday, June 7, 2008 in Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Swag:
Once you are accepted, we will ask you to send swag for the 500 swag bags that we will distribute to attendees. This is a great way to get your information in the hands of a lot of people! Swag can be anything that promotes your business: stickers, business cards, postcards, etc.

Apply online: ICE Online Application

Learn more about Indie Craft Experience. Click here to find out!

ICE is organized by Christy of a bardis & Shannon of Patina.

Contact:
Send an email to indiecraftexperience (at) gmail.com


this is the new wave of craft!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Bust Spring Fling Craftacular

Deadline: March 26, 2008 (POSTMARK); March 30, 2008 (Online)

Bust Spring Fling Craftacular

The Warsaw
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
April 27, 2008


After 3 years of enormously successful Holiday Craftaculars, BUST is ready to bust into Spring properly with our first ever Springtime craft fair and 90s themed dance! We’re bringing the party back to Brooklyn with over 50 vendors, DJs, dancing, and drinks.

BUST Magazine's Spring Fling Craftacular is a craft fair and 90s themed dance from 11am until 9pm at the Warsaw in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, featuring over 50 crafters, DJs, drinks, and dancing.

Due to space limitations, vendors will be selected on the basis of quality and uniqueness of wares.

The booth fee of $225 will get you one 6 x 3 table and two chairs. There may be a small amount of floor-standing rack space around your table, but there is no guarantee of this. Please make sure to plan accordingly. Booth fees will be accepted online.

To apply to be a vendor at BUST's Spring Fling Craftacular happening at The Warsaw in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Sunday April 27, 2008, please do the following:

1) Complete the application form, below, by March 30, 2008.

2) Pay the non-refundable $10 application and processing fee. You can pay by credit card online, here. You may also pay by check or money order made payable to BUST Magazine (c/o Craftacular, 78 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011). Payment must be postmarked by March 26, 2008. If you are accepted, your application fee will be used as a deposit towards your booth fee.

3) If you do not have a website where we may view samples of your products, please email 3 images of your products to craftacular@bust.com

Complete details available here:
http://www.bust.com/craftacular/spring.fling.faq.html

Application and Instructions available here:
http://www.bust.com/craftacular/spring.fling.apply.html

If you have any questions regarding the application, etc., please contact us via email at craftacular@bust.com. You can also call BUST Magazine's Spring Fling Craftacular coordinator, Dawn Mauberret, at 212-675-1707 ext. 104.

Beyond Reading: Books As Art

Deadline: March 25, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Beyond Reading: Books As Art

A Multimedia Invitational Exhibit
Presented in conjunction with Red Thread Studio & Shooting Star Gallery
Suffolk, Virginia
April 25, 2008 to June 6, 2008


The Suffolk Art League and the Suffolk Museum in Suffolk, Virginia are hosting an exhibit this spring entitled "Beyond Reading: Books As Art."

We are looking for artists that create traditional handmade books, as well as artists that create altered books. Altered books, by definition, are any books - old or new - that have been recycled by creative means into works of art. Additionally, we are looking for each artists' own interpretation of this theme, so our submission parameters are very broad.

We have several east coast artists committed to this exhibit. We are still looking for artists who work in this genre, or who are willing to create their version of Books As Art.

The Suffolk Museum is included in Suffolk's tour during Virginia's Garden Week (April 25), and will be opening this exhibit in conjunction with other venues reflecting our overall theme of Beyond Reading.

If you are interested in participating you must RSVP by March 25, 2008 to Kinzy@visi.net or 757.923.2371. You may submit up to 4 pieces for inclusion in this exhibit. Please indicate in your RSVP the number of works you will be submitting. At that point you will receive additional labeling and inventory information.

You can download the full prospectus at http://www.tjbookarts.com/documents/booksasartprospectus.pdf.

S U F F O L K M U S E U M
118 Bosley Avenue
Suffolk, Virginia 23434
757.923.2371
email: nkinzinger@city.suffolk.va.us or kinzy@visi.net

CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS 2008 FRIENDS OF DARD HUNTER ANNUAL MEETING

Deadline: May 1, 2008, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (RECEIVE)


Call for Demonstrations 2008

Friends of Dard Hunger Annual Meeting
Kona, Hawaii
OCTOBER 23-26, 2008

DEMONSTRATIONS
The Friends of Dard Hunter is a national non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the practice of hand papermaking, allied paper arts, the book arts, and other arts practiced by Dard Hunter (1883-1966). The Friends seeks proposals for demonstrations for its Annual Meeting to be held October 23-26, 2008, in Kona, Hawaii.

Demonstrations would be given on Friday, October 24th or Saturday, October 25th, and should be 30-45 minutes in length. Proposals should reflect the art, craft, and scholarship that the organization promotes and that bond the members of the Friends. Members who have not presented previously are encouraged to apply. Presenters receive no meeting registration fee waiver or honorarium. Presenters need not be members of the Friends of Dard Hunter.

In your proposal, please complete the information below, providing a description of your presentation (50–150 words), specify the maximum number of observers and whether you would conduct the demonstration multiple times. Please include a brief biographical statement (two sentences maximum) and a resume. We encourage you to submit your proposal via e-mail to Jill Littlewood at jill@littlewoodstudios.com. The deadline is May 1, 2008, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. You may also submit your material via regular mail that should be received by the deadline. If desired, mailed materials will be returned in a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) that you provide.

FORMAT
The 2008 venue will require that demonstrations have little equipment needs, with little or no water (i.e. dry demonstrations).

SELECTION
The members of the selection committee are the Executive Committee/Board of Directors (ECBOD) of the Friends of Dard Hunter (Jeffrey Barr, Amanda Degener, Betsy Dollar, Peter Hopkins, Rudy Kovacs, and Jill Littlewood), and our Hawaii site host, Marilyn Wold.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact the V. P. of Annual Meetings:
Jill Littlewood
435 E. Pedregosa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 USA
e-mail: jill@littlewoodstudios.com


Call for Demonstrations-Proposal Form available here: Demonstrations-Proposal Form


Frank Brannon
(incoming) Executive Director
Friends of Dard Hunter, Inc.
P.O. Box 759
Dillsboro, NC 28725
www.friendsofdardhunter.org

Call for Presentations-Friends of Dard Hunter '08 Meeting

Deadline: May 1, 2008 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (RECEIVE)

Call for Presentations 2008
Friends of Dard Hunter Annual Meeting

Kona, Hawaii
OCTOBER 23-26, 2008

PRESENTATIONS
The Friends of Dard Hunter is a national non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the practice of hand papermaking, allied paper arts, the book arts, and other arts practiced by Dard Hunter (1883-1966). The Friends seeks proposals for presentations for its Annual Meeting to be held October 23-26, 2008, in Kona, Hawaii.

Presentations will be given on Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th, and should be 20-45 minutes in length. Proposals should reflect the art, craft, and scholarship that the organization promotes and that bond the members of the Friends. Members who have not presented previously are encouraged to apply. Presenters receive no meeting registration fee waiver or honorarium. Presenters need not be members of the Friends of Dard Hunter.

In your proposal, please complete the information below, specifying the format of your presentation (e.g., lecture/talk, performance, panel discussion) and a description of your presentation (50–150 words). Please include a brief biographical statement (two sentences maximum) and a resume. We encourage you to submit your proposal via e-mail to Jill Littlewood at jill@littlewoodstudios.com. The deadline is May 1, 2008, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. You may also submit your material via regular mail that should be received by the deadline. If desired, mailed materials will be returned in a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) that you provide.

FORMAT
For the 2008 meeting, we request presentations that may be given via either DVD or video projector using Microsoft PowerPoint or similar electronic presentation software. Presenters should be prepared to bring their own laptop and cables. Details on these technical arrangements will be supplied after the selection process.

SELECTION
The members of the selection committee are the Executive Committee/Board of Directors (ECBOD) of the Friends of Dard Hunter (Jeffrey Barr, Amanda Degener, Betsy Dollar, Peter Hopkins, Rudy Kovacs, and Jill Littlewood), and our Hawaii site host, Marilyn Wold.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact the V. P. of Annual Meetings:

Jill Littlewood
435 E. Pedregosa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 USA
e-mail: jill@littlewoodstudios.com


Call for Presenters-Proposal Form is available here: Presenters-Proposal Form


Frank Brannon
(incoming) Executive Director
Friends of Dard Hunter, Inc.
P.O. Box 759
Dillsboro, NC 28725
http://www.friendsofdardhunter.org/

"Re-Purpose" Show at AZ Gallery

Deadline: March 15, 2008 (RECEIVE)


"Re-Purpose" Show

AZ Gallery
St. Paul, MN
April 4-20, 2008


ABOUT THE SHOW
This show is focused on our awareness of a "green" environment and how artists can create "Re-Purpose" artwork. Re-Purpose means: re-think, re-use, re-build, re-vive and makes us answer the questions of "Where does it come from?" and "Where does it go?" All artwork participating in the show contains 75% or more re-used materials.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to artists 18 years or older living in the United States. Only the artist can submit their own artwork. All pieces must be original and made from 75% re-used, re-cycled, or re-purposed materials. All forms of painting, drawing, prints (i.e. block prints, lithographs), graphics, photography, sculpture, textiles, batiks, and ceramics are accepted (no video or giclee prints; no artwork that requires custom installation or assembly). Inappropriate subject matter is not acceptable (AZ Gallery reserves the right to determine acceptability).

ENTRY CATEGORIES: The following three categories will be featured in the show:

Jewelry: Jewelry (i.e. necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants) may be submitted in a collection of up to 8 pieces as one entry that can be displayed on a table/platform that is 24" x 36". The photo submitted for this type of entry, must include all the items that make up the collection and should represent how the items will be displayed for the show.

Small Items: Small items less than 12 inches in any dimension (i.e. notebooks, boxes, vases) may be submitted in a collection of up to 8 pieces as one entry that can be displayed on a table/platform that is 24" x 36". The photo submitted for this type of entry, must include all the items that make up the collection and should represent how the items will be displayed for the show.

Medium/Large Items: Medium to large items 12 inches or larger in any dimension must be submitted individually as one entry. Pieces exceeding 48 inches in any dimension, including frame, are subject to review and available space.

ENTRY FEE: $15.00 per entry (up to 3 entries per category; maximum of 9 entries per artist)

All artwork must be for sale (AZ Gallery commission is 25%). No price changes may be made after entries are accepted.


Visit the website for complete entry details: theazgallery.org


AZ Gallery
"Re-Purpose" Show Submission
308 Prince Street, #130
St. Paul, MN 55101

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ivory 24-7 Project Space

Deadline: Ongoing

Artisan Gallery
Ivory 24-7 Exhibition Window
Australia

Artisan Gallery invites individual artists, groups, curators and organisations to submit exhibition proposals for its Ivory 24-7 program. This prime exhibition space located in Fortitude Valley is perfect for rapid exposure of new works.

Artisan's Ivory 24-7 exhibition window is a 24 hour prime exhibition space available for 3 week showings. The window lends itself to innovative exhibitions and is suitable for installation. It is suitable to showcase the new work of emerging and established practitioners.

Exhibitions are selected to best represent priority areas of interest and to provide a strong and balanced program. Exhibition proposals are considered and negotiated throughout the year, with no formal closing date. Artisan charges a Hire Fee for a standard month of $500 Ex GST.

This project space lends itself most effectively to bold, innovative, conceptual statements with immediate impact on passing viewers. Artists are strongly advised to consider the impact and legibility of their work for vehicular and moving street traffic, rather than to the more typical close-standing gallery viewer. This does not preclude small-scale works, but such works will require strong installation design to support them.

Interested applicants are invited to visit the Gallery to consider its suitability for their project, and discuss it with Gallery staff prior to developing their proposal. It is important for applicants to be familiar with the size, configuration and display possibilities of Ivory 24-7.

Visit the website for additional details: craftqld.com.au


Enquiries to:

Artisan Gallery
Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley, Q, 4006
gallery@artisan.org.au
P: 3215 0805 381

2008 Art Star Craft Bazaar

Deadline: April 8, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Art Star Craft Bazaar
Penn's Landing Great Plaza
Philadelphia, PA
May 31, 2008 to June 1, 2008 [Rain or Shine]


The Art Star Craft Bazaar is an annual juried arts & crafts retail show. We are looking for artists & crafters who create handmade, original work. All mediums are welcome. The event is held outdoors & each participant will get a 10’ x 10’ space, 2 chairs, and a 6’ long table. Participants are required to bring everything else that is needed for set up & display. The fee and space is for both days and for an individual artist, unless you are participating as an organization or collaborate on the work.

Fee: $150

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT IMAGES. Please include the URL of your website in the application. If you do not have a website, you may send 3-5 digital images to info@artstarphilly.com. Please keep in mind that we are judging your work based on the quality of the images that you send.

For more information, or questions, please contact: Megan or Erin at info@artstarphilly.com or 215-238-1557.

Visit the website for complete details: artstarcraftbazaar.com

Two ways to apply:

Apply Online

Print Application

The Object and Beyond: 2008 Everson Biennial

Deadline: March 5, 2008 Extended to: APRIL 4, 2008 (RECEIVE)


The Object and Beyond: 2008 Everson Biennial

EVERSON MUSEUM OF ART
June 14 - August 24, 2008


The Object and Beyond: 2008 Everson Biennial, an exploration of the various means by which contemporary artists communicate with viewers. From paintings and drawings to the pages of an artist book, from the lens of a camera to video, performance and sound art, from ceramics and sculpture to large-scale installations and public art, Central New York artists working in all media are encouraged to submit new work for the exhibition. In celebration of this year’s Biennial, the Everson is devoting the entire second floor and additional spaces to showcasing the rich talent in the region.

ENTRY PROCEDURE
Instructions must be followed completely or entries will be rejected.

All media are acceptable— artist books, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture (including outdoor), glass, ceramics, fiber, photography, mixed media or video (10 minute maximum). Proposals/designs for site-specific installations not yet created will be considered as well. All entries must have been executed within the past two years.

EACH ENTRANT MAY SUBMIT UP TO FOUR WORKS, with a total of not more than six images(35mm slides or digital) or one videotape or DVD. Digital images must be on CD in jpeg format. Email images will not be accepted.

JUROR
Edward Winkleman, independent curator and owner of Winkleman Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in Chelsea, New York. Judging will take place in mid-March. Proposals or designs for site-specific installations will be considered at this time as well.

PRIZE
The juror will select a Best of Show. The recipient will be awarded a solo exhibition at the Everson in 2009.

Download the complete prospectus and entry form: BIENNIEL_PROSPECTUS.pdf

Visit the website for more information: http://www.everson.org/exhibits/upcoming.php or by calling the Everson Museum of Art, (315) 474 6064.

2008 EVERSON BIENNIAL
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Announcement of deadline extension posted here: http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byform/mailing-lists/bookarts/2008/02/msg00057.html

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Intermedia Arts: Class & Workshop Proposals

Deadline: March 3, 2008—5 PM (RECEIVE)

Intermedia Arts
Think Local [Spring Programming]

Class & Workshop Proposals
April 1 – June 30, 2008


Think Local:
Exploring the role of artists in the physical, social and economic development of neighborhoods

Intermedia Arts is currently seeking proposals for workshops to be presented during Think Local, our Spring 2008 programming quarter (April 1 – June 30, 2008).

Courses should creatively address the ways in which community members can participate in classes, workshops and dialogues to build their own capacity to contribute creatively to their own neighborhoods.

Intermedia Arts is looking for community artists working in literary, media, performing, and visual arts to offer a broad range of creative classes, workshops, retreats and intensives for people of all ages, levels and interests, ethnicities and communities during our Spring 2008 quarter. We offer the kind of workshops that can’t be found anywhere else; workshops that move beyond “how to create” and investigate why we create—melding craft with history, literature, social issues, and community struggles while creating space for the aesthetics of the margins.

Workshops may be interdisciplinary. Classes and workshops take place at Intermedia Arts. If you have a unique, introspective, controversial, political or other workshop topic that you’ve always wanted to offer, but have never had the chance, this is it! You may offer weekend intensives, one-day workshops or classes lasting up to 4 weeks.

Download the Application Form (115KB PDF)

Visit website: intermediaarts.org


Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: 612.871.4444

Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship

Deadline: June 20, 2008 (POSTMARK) & (HAND DELIVERY)

Artist Trust/
Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship
Seattle, WA

Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship awards $6,500 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability. The Fellowship is a merit-based, not a project-based award. Fellowship recipients must present a Meet the Artist Event [http://www.artisttrust.org/grants/MTA] to a community that has little or no access to the artist and their work.

Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowships are awarded in two-year cycles: Music, Media, Literature and Crafts disciplines are awarded in odd-numbered years (2009). Emerging & Cross-Disciplinary, Performing, Visual and Traditional & Folk Arts Fellowships are awarded in even-numbered years (2008). A selection panel of three artists and arts professionals in each discipline select the Fellowship recipients.

http://www.artisttrust.org/grants/FELL

Applications for the 2008 Fellowship Program will be available ONLINE in April 2008

Application Deadlines
June 20, 2008 - Emerging & Cross-Disciplinary, Performing, Visual and Traditional & Folk Artists may apply
(Postmark Deadline; Drop-off at Artist Trust office by 5pm)

June 2009 - Music, Media, Literature and Craft Artists may apply

Eligibility
Applicants must be a practicing artist, 18 years of age or older by application deadline date, a generative artist, and a resident of Washington State at the time of application and when the award is granted. Applicants may NOT be a graduate or undergraduate matriculated student enrolled in any degree program. See application for more information on eligibility.

Non-members may request forms and guidelines by sending a self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope to:

Artist Trust
Attn: Fellowship
1835 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98122-2437


Renegade Craft Fair

Deadline: April 4, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Renegade Craft Fair
The McCarren Park Pool
Brooklyn, NY
June 14 -15, 2008


The Renegade Craft Fair is a unique, D.I.Y. event showcasing over 200 of the best crafters around. The event, organized by Sue Daly, is now in it's fourth year.

The Renegade Craft Fair draws vendors from all over the country and abroad, showcasing the coolest crafts around - including DIY knitting, jewelry, sewn items, paper goods, silkscreening, comics, zines and more! Since we can only accept up to 200 vendors, and we receive twice that many applications, the fair is juried. We review everyone's complete application and then make our choice based on a few factors, including how your items fit in with our vision of 'Renegade' (meaning crafts that are DIY and contemporary), the quality and uniqueness of your wares and how they're represented in your application. Check out our scrapbook to get an idea of what we're looking for!

The application process for Brooklyn's event runs from February 15 - April 4. You must submit an online application, photos and payment by the deadline in order for you to be considered.

Booth Spaces
Each space is 10ft x 10ft. Please note, you're responsible for your own display items (canopy, tables + chairs). They are available to rent through us.

Instructions and the application: http://www.renegadecraft.com/brooklyn/apply.html

Visit website for complete details: http://www.renegadecraft.com/brooklyn/about.html

RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
1924 w. division st.
chicago, ill. 60622
renegadecraftfair@gmail.com
(773) 227-2707

Fleisher Art Memorial: Wind Challenge

Deadline: March 15, 2008 3:00 p.m. (RECEIVE) & (Hand Delivery)

Wind Challenge Exhibition
Fleisher Art Memorial
2008-2009


This juried, regional competition, sponsored by the Fleisher Art Memorial in cooperation with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has gained a national reputation for excellence since its establishment in 1978. Each season, Fleisher exhibits the work of selected artists in several three-person exhibitions. These Wind Challenge Exhibitions encourage recognition of local talent and serve as an incentive for members of Fleisher's diverse student audience to move forward with their own creative work.

  • Nine artists will chosen
  • Three six-week exhibitions in Fleisher's galleries
  • $1000 honorarium to each selected artist
Eligibility

Artists living within a fifty-mile radius of Philadelphia and working in one of the following categories may apply.

Artist jurors Jane Irish, Artist
Phil Simpkin, Artist/Senior Professor, York College at the University of New York
Eileen Neff, Artist/critic

Curator jurors
Lee Stoetzel
, Curator, The West Collection, SEI Investments
Michiko Okaya, Director of Lafayette Art Galleries, Lafayette College
Gayle Isa, Executive Director, Asian Arts Initiative

Fee

$20 per entry
, non refundable

Categories
Artists may select only one category in which to apply:


  • Painting
  • Works on Paper
  • Photography
  • Sculpture/Installation
  • Crafts
  • Time-based Media

How to Apply
Eligible artists may download the call for entries form, pick up a copy at 719 Catharine Street during business hours, or call 215-922-3456, ext. 318. Deadline for entries is March 15, 2008 at 3:00 pm.
  • The Wind Challenge Exhibitions at Fleisher 2008-2009 call for entries is now available for download

Visit the website: http://www.fleisher.org/exhibitions/entries.php

Worn Fashion Journal: General Submissions

Deadline: Ongoing
The next pitch deadline is May 1, 2008

Worn Fashion Journal




About Worn Fashion Journal

Worn plays a unique role by bringing a political, environmental, historical and cultural context to fashion. Pushing boundaries of collaboration and authorship with fashion magazine tropes like the photo story, Worn expands traditional relationships between models, designers, writers, photographers and illustrators. By exploring where art and fashion overlap, connecting with Fashion scholars and artists, and paying attention to how what is worn gets made, interpreted, transformed, disseminated and copied, Worn opens new avenues in art theory.


How to Submit (truncated click link for full details)

Guidelines and Good-to-Knows: Article Submissions

Getting into the fold.
Before you start writing for Worn, we may ask you to do at least one profile of a store in your area, especially if you have not pubished before. This will show us that you can write, follow direction, and hand stuff in on time – namely that you’re serious. It also gets you published on the website.

Starting out
Read the publication. We can’t stress that enough. Your submission suggestions need to be something that fits with the rest of the journal to even be considered. Worn has a clear and specific voice, and is a labour of love for all it’s contributors. You should love Worn, or at least think the idea of it is interesting.

If you have an idea for a great article, we want to hear about it. Send me a pitch at serahmarie@wornjournal.com. Lay out a plan for your article. A point form format is fine, but go into some detail, about 200 words. If it is reserch based, you should include at least two reference titles and names of people you plan to contact. Be wary of all encompassing topics, re: the mod look. You won’t have the space to do them justice. Better to choose something like Mary Quant and her paper dresses. Pitches for the next issue are due 10 days after the previous issue release. The next pitch deadline is May 1st, 2008.

We are VERY interested in clothing articles from a non-traditional fashion perspective. The role of clothing in political campaigns, short fiction, how shoes are made, Hooters uniforms…the more obscure, the better. We are in no way interested in trends, what’s in style, or what’s Hot Right Now.

If you have an essay that you have written that you think can be adapted, please send it along with a note on what you plan to do with it.

Remember your reader.
And it’s not your professor. Remember that your reader may not be an academic – and they’re reading this for fun as much as for information. If you must use complicated technical words that apply to your story, think of alternative tools like side bars to explain them as apposed to slowing down the story for those who do know what you are talking about.

BUT REMEMBER ALSO, this isn’t Flare. Don’t push products, advise on what to wear, or talk like you’re on Sex in the City. Take clothing seriously, this journal is not about hype.

Get detailed.
We need articles that discuss a fashion idea, concept or historical happening in a new way. We prefer not to rehash easily accessible facts or overly disseminated information. Our readers could just pick up a Taschen book or read Wikipedia. We want to be more interesting than that. Be prepared to do some first-hand research.

Throw in your opinion.
That’s right, release yourself from the fear of essay doom: tell us what you think! We want information, but we want your voice more. Anecdotes, opinions, and detail bits of info are necessary to make an interesting article.

My Quilts/ Our History

Deadline: July 15, 2008 (POSTMARK)


My Quilts/ Our History
The Alliance for American Quilts
Sept. 27-Oct. 15, 2008


Competition Theme

My Quilts/Our History: The competition celebrates The Alliance for American Quilts' fifteen-year mission to document, preserve and share our great quilt heritage. Contest quilts should reflect your personal history as a quiltmaker. Your quilt might celebrate your favorite techniques or patterns, illustrate the ways in which your quilting skills have developed over the years, or serve as a tribute to a quilt teacher or other mentor. Just as long as the quilt's design is tied to your quilt story in some way, and the finished quilt is a 15" by 15" square. Entries can be traditional or art quilts. Any techniques -- piecing, applique, embroidery, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc. -- may be used. Quilts are to be made especially for this contest. Any materials can be used. However, the final result must consist of three layers. Contest quilts become a donation to The Alliance for American Quilts. We will auction them online, with 100% of the proceeds supporting the continuation of our mission.


Quilt Contest Prizes and Rules

First Prize: Pfaff Classic Style Quilt 2027. Valued at $1,049. There will be one first prize given.
Second Prize: Gift basket of wonderful quilting products including a year's worth of batting. (24 Mountain Mist batts of varying sizes and styles). Valued at $500 There will be one second prize given.
Third Prize: An EQ6 Price Package from The Electric Quilt Company containing EQ6 software, three accessory books, plus two fabric CD's. Valued at $250. There will be one third prize given.

Entry Fee: $25 per quilt for non Alliance members/ $10 per quilt for Alliance members* (U.S. dollars only).

Click here for more information about becoming an Alliance member. The Alliance for American Quilts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations and memberships are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Categories: There is one overall category.

Limit of Entries: None. Enter many!

Size of entries: Each work must measure 15"x15" square. Each quilt must have a 4-inch sleeve sewn onto the back. A cloth label with the entrant's name, address, telephone number, email address, title of quilt and date must be securely sewn on the back of the quilt.

Jury: The members of The Alliance for American Quilts will each have one vote for their favorite quilt. Their decision will be final. The organizers reserve the right to decide which quilts will be included in exhibition.

Who May Enter: Open to anyone who wishes to enter. The entries may be the work of more than one person as long as proper credit is given to all involved in the actual completion of the quilt.

Quilts: Quilts will not be returned and are considered a donation to The Alliance for American Quilts. The quilts will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to The Alliance for American Quilts.

Exhibition: The quilts will be exhibited on our website. See the online gallery of quilts from our last contest Put a Roof Over Our Head. Quilts from the My Quilts/ Our History will also be exhibited in national venues including the Virginia Quilt Museum (Sept. 27-Oct. 15, 2008). More venues will be announced as they are confirmed.

Visit the website for complete details: http://www.centerforthequilt.org/myquilts.php

Click here to download contest rules (pdf format)
Click here to download contest entry form (pdf format)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Harbourfront Centre Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: March 14, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Harbourfront Centre

Exhibition Proposals
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA


Harbourfront Centre seeks Individual and Group Exhibition Proposals from professional contemporary artists for new works in fine art, craft, new media, design, architecture and photography.

Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto, Canada's waterfront, is an innovative non-profit cultural organization which creates events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain a diverse public.

Visual Arts at Harbourfront Centre is committed to the promotion and exhibition of the newest in contemporary craft, design, architecture, new media, and visual arts. It seeks to foster a professional and creative environment for curators and artists. Artists are given the ability to build on ideas and experiment with the creative process intraditional and non-traditional venues. Harbourfront Centre is able to showcase emerging artists from varied communities in venues accessible to a broad range of the general public.

Download
Submission Guidelines/Application 146kb PDF


York Quay Centre, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8
CANADA
Visit our website: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

For more information, contact:
Marlee Choo
email: mchoo@harbourfrontcentre.com
phone: 416.973.5379

CityArtist Projects

Deadline: March, 17, 2008 (POSTMARK) or
(RECEIVE in office by 5 p.m.)


CityArtist Projects
Seattle, WA


CityArtist Projects is an annual funding program that provides support to individual Seattle artists to conceive, develop and present new, in-progress or finished works. Projects must include a public presentation in Seattle.

Funding levels range from $1,500 to $10,000.

Seattle-based individual artists proposing projects in visual arts, film/new media and literary arts, including screen and scriptwriting. Traditional or multidisciplinary projects must include one of the disciplines listed above.

Priority is given to projects conceived by unaffiliated, independent artists. We encourage a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects Seattle's diversity.

Eligibility
To be eligible, the applicant ARTIST must
• be a Seattle resident or have permanent studio space (not rehearsal space) within Seattle city limits (see p. 6 for more information). and
• be a professional artist (defined as a person who produces art on a regular basis, has achieved substantial skill and experience in his/her discipline, and whose accomplishments are recognized by other arts professionals); and
• be an individual artist who is the originator of the proposed project; or
• be the lead artist of a group of individual artists working together on a single project or with a limited collaborative history; and
• be at least 18 years of age by the application deadline; and
• NOT be a student enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate degree program related to your artistic profession.

To be eligible, the proposed PROJECT must
�� be created/developed by the applicant/lead artist;
�� include a sound project plan and a work sample;
�� propose a realistic budget where income equals expenses;
�� start no earlier than AUGUST 1, 2008; and
�� include a plan for public presentation in the city of Seattle within one year (between August 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009)

Guidelines and the application available in two formats:

Guidelines [.doc]
Application [.doc]

Guidelines [.pdf]
Application [.pdf]

For more information, visit: http://www.seattle.gov/arts/funding/individual.asp

CityArtist Projects Program Manager: Marcia Iwasaki
Phone:(206) 233-3946
Email: marcia.iwasaki@seattle.gov
Web: www.seattle.gov/arts


Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, city of Seattle

U.S. Postal Service Mailing Address:
PO Box 94748
Seattle, WA 98124-4748

Street Address for FedEx, UPS & Deliveries:
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1766
Seattle, WA 98104

OCAC Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: April, 1, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Oregon College of Art and Craft

Artist-in-Residence Program
Portland, OR
Junior Residency - Fall/Spring Semester 2008/09
Senior Residency - June 22 to July 31, 2009


Oregon College of Art & Craft offers a semester-long program for emerging artists and a summer residency for mid-career artists. The residencies are offered in each of the College's seven media areas of concentration: book arts, ceramics, drawing, fibers, metals, photography and wood. Both programs offer housing, individual studio space, a stipend and the opportunity to become involved in community life at the College. All residents give an introductory slide lecture and a public review of their work. Each fall an exhibition in the College's Hoffman Gallery features work by the artists in residence.

Junior Residency

The semester-long junior residency provides an opportunity for the post-graduate artist to pursue a proposed body of work over a four-month period in a stimulating arts environment. The residency offers the time and place for young artists to concentrate on their work. The ideal resident is self-directed, relishes the challenge of time to work, but enjoys creating work in a learning environment where relationships are mutually reinforcing. The Junior Residency Program hosts two residents each fall and spring semester. Media areas of concentration are decided on a rotating basis.

For the fall 2008 semester, one appointment will be made in book arts/printmaking and the second in wood. For the spring of 2009, one appointment will be made in ceramics and another appointment will be made in fibers. The 2009-2010 cycle will offer residencies in the remaining studios.

Senior Residency

The senior residency focuses on allowing mid-career artists a time to work during the summer. During odd numbered years the senior residency will accept applicants from all media areas of concentration for a six-week residency. This residency is offered to three artists.

During even numbered years seven resident artists representing each area of concentration are invited on campus for a two-week period in July. This invitational residency is a wonderful opportunity for top artists and craft persons to gather together, share ideas and inspiration and be a part of an intensive discourse about art.

In addition, two Oregon College of Art & Craft faculty members are awarded ten-week residencies each summer.

Oregon College of Art & Craft's Artist-in-Residence Program is made possible by a generous grant from the Collins Foundation.

Download the applications:

Junior Residency -- JR_AIR08.pdf

Senior Residency -- SR_AIR09.pdf

For more information contact:

Oregon College of Art & Craft
Residency Program
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (503) 297-5544
Email: admissions@ocac.edu
Website: http://www.ocac.edu/

Bend, Fold, Manipulate

Deadline: March 14, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Bend, Fold, Manipulate

ACA Gallery
Toronto, Ontario – Canada
May 2008


Talisman Fibre Arts Studio Incorporated is please to once again be able to extend an invitation to particiate in a textile/fibre based art exhibit. This exhibit is very special as it will be hosted by ACA Gallery (http://www.acagallery.com/) in Toronto. ACA Gallery is an amazing incubator supporting art and social change and is involved in humanitarian grassroots projects both locally and globally.

“Bend, Fold, Manipulate” is a Fibre Artist Exhibition that will be held at the ACA Gallery, May 2008.

Curated by Gallery Artist, Mary Kroetsch (http://www.textile_mixedmedia_artist.cachelan.com/), art will interpret the definition of the show title, uniquely suggesting the steps in a plan for building a hopeful globally shared future.

ACA Gallery (http://www.acagallery.com/) believes that art should not be separated from other cultural values, social justice, caring for others and for our beautiful planet. To support this belief, portions of commission collected from sales is contributed to special grass roots projects.

For a full Curatorial Statement and additional details, contact Mary Kroetsch at talisman-beadworks@sympatico.ca

Mary Kroetsch
Textile/Mixed Media Artist - Curator
talisman-beadworks@sympatico.ca
http://www.textile_mixedmedia_artist.cachelan.com/
416-466-6043

BIMPE V

Deadline: MAY 10th, 2008 (RECEIVE)

BIMPE V

Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition
Vancouver, BC
June & July 2008


BIMPE is a miniature print competition held every 2 years, and this year hosted by The Society for Contemporary Works on Paper which is based on Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada. The intent of BIMPE is to facilitate international artistic exchange and to increase public awareness and appreciation for printmaking.

Prizes awarded by a 3 person jury are:
$1000 for first prize
$750 second prize
$500 third prize
All prizes are in Canadian dollars

How to Enter

You have two options:

Fill out our online entry form Online Entry Form

Download and complete the new paper form BIMPE_V_Entry_Form.pdf

If you cannot download the form successfully, please email us at info@bimpe.com and we will email you a form.

FEE
The entry fee is $30 in Canadian dollars, $30 US Dollars or €25 Euros

Every artist can submit 3 prints in any printmaking medium.
Up to 5 prints from each edition may be submitted
The printed area must not exceed 10 x 15 cm (in any dimension)
The paper size must not exceed 28 x 21.5 cm (8.5 x 10 inches)

For information regarding the Bimpe V or to request an entry form, please contact Peter Braune or Katie Dey at SCWOP/ New Leaf Editions.

Visit the website for complete details: BIMPE.com

BIMPE
c/o New Leaf Editions
1370 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3R8
1-604-689-9918
info@bimpe.com

SURFACE:LAYERED

Deadline EXTENDED: February 14, 2008 March 15, 2008 (RECEIVE)


SURFACE:LAYERED
Coconino Community College
Flagstaff, Arizona
July 28th to August 1st, 2008

The exhibit is open all artists working in two or three-dimensional fiber media including all techniques and forms. This includes but is not limited to traditional craft materials and processes as well as exploration of the relationship between fiber and painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, conceptual and installation art.fiber and painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, conceptual and installation art.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Work will be selected from slides or digital images on a CD-ROM.

Artists may include a brief statement about the works submitted.

Any selected artwork that differs markedly from the submitted slides will not be installed in the exhibit.

There is a $30 submission fee for up to 3 works.
There is a 20% commission on sales.

Insurance for all artworks while being transported and displayed is the responsibility of the artist. While the College does have a highly effective security staff and electronic surveilence system it does do not carry insurance for the work on display.

Artworks must be ready to display, with specific instructions for any non-standard display methods. All artwork must remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibit.instructions for any non-standard display methods. All artwork must remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibit.

Download the prospectus: SurfaceLayeredProspectus

Visit the website: coconino.edu/finearts

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Fibre Essence Gallery

Deadline: June 1, 2008 (RECEIVE)


Fibre Essence Gallery
Exhibition: “Memories, Shadows and Substance”

Vancouver, BC
July 23 to August 17, 2008


In connection with the Memory Festival 2008 in Vancouver, Fibre Essence Gallery invites submissions for an exhibition: Memories, Shadows and Substance.

We connect with our past in a variety of ways. One of those traditional ways has been to cut apart threadbare clothing, blankets, pillows, and curtains and re-shape them into something new — in effect, wearing and/or wrapping ourselves in our own families’ past.

More recently, those who work with fibre: paper, cloth, or wood, have shaped new items as representations of their connection to a past memory or to ephemera of a life lived — moments from a vacation, or an impression of an experience.

We invite textile artists to submit a work of any size for an exhibition to be held from July 23 to August 17, 2008.

Submission Requirements

The work you submit will go through a jurying process. Please follow the guidelines below in order to give yourself the best chance for your work to become part of the show.

Work can be any size, any textile or textile technique.

In the lower mainland, work can be dropped off at Fibre Essence Gallery, 3210 Dunbar St., Vancouver, Wednesday — Saturday, between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you are not able to drop off the piece, send a good quality digital photograph with accompanying information regarding the size and composition to Pam Godderis-Dangerfield at pamgodderis@shaw.ca.

All items must be for sale.

At the end of the exhibition we will require those within a 100 kilometre radius to pick up their work from Fibre Essence, others we will return provided we have packaging and mailing information.

Artist Statement
All work sent for jurying must be accompanied by a statement of 200 words or less regarding its connection to the theme: Memories, Shadows and Substance.

Cost
All those who exhibit at Fibre Essence must be official Friends of Fibre Essence. The cost is $25 for one year membership as a Friend. As a friend, you will receive information about upcoming exhibitions, special events, and workshops.

View the Call for Submission: http://www.geist.com/memoryfestival-fibre

Visit the website: http://www.fibreessence.ca/index.html


Fibre Essence
3210 Dunbar Street
Vancouver, BC V6S 2B7 Canada
Tel: 604-738-1282

For more information, please e-mail FibreEssence@fibreEssence.ca


About the Memory Festival

The Vancouver Memory Festival is an ongoing inquiry into public and private memory. The idea of a festival with no fixed time or place evolved from a discussion of History and Memory at the Geist Foundation — in particular the apparent absence of both history and memory from much of the culture discourse of the “New World.” When we discovered that Cambridge University has been holding an annual “History Festival” for some years (only to be postponed in 2007 for lack of funds), we wondered if a preliminary to an eventual History Festival in North America might take the form of an improvised exploration of memory and the artifacts of memory.

Visit the website for additional details: http://www.geist.com/memoryfestival-about

McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists 2008–09

Deadline: March 21, 2008 by 4:30 p.m. CT (RECEIVE) & (Online)

McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists
2008–09
Administered by Minneapolis College of Art and Design


The goal of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists program is to identify outstanding Minnesota visual artists who have already proven their artistic abilities. The program supports such established artists by providing financial assistance, professional encouragement and recognition.

Eligibility
Applicants who do not meet all of the following criteria and expectations will not be considered and should not apply. You must:

1. Be a resident of Minnesota, as determined by voting and/or payment of taxes in the state.
2. Have lived in the state for at least one year prior to the application deadline.
3. Reside in the state until the end of the 12-month Fellowship period.
4. Be able to provide evidence of your professional achievements, such as inclusion in regional and national museums and gallery exhibitions and receipt of other awards, grants and fellowships.
5. Have at least six years of professional exhibition experience in group and/or solo shows. Exhibitions undertaken as part of a degree-seeking program at an institution of higher learning will not be considered, such as senior or thesis exhibitions, juried student shows, etc.
6. Demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment and excellence in your work.
7. Be willing to participate in all aspects of the Fellowship program, including meetings, a studio visit by an art critic, gallery talks and a group exhibition at MCAD Gallery.
8. Create work that falls within the areas of painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, installation or multimedia. Multimedia is defined as the combination of a time-based art form (film, video, sound or animation) with another art form (sculpture, painting, photography, etc.).

Awards
Four $25,000 grants are awarded. Fellowships may be used for the purchase of materials, the production costs of artwork and to supplement living or travel costs. Awards are subject to state and federal income tax guidelines.

Selection
Three jurors select the Fellows in two phases. An initial screening limits the prospective recipients to a field of semifinalists. Jurors make this first review by individually viewing digital images on monitors. Artists identified for final review are notified by the Program Office, and appointments are made for studio interviews with the jury.

How to Apply
There are two ways to apply to this Fellowship program. Please choose one of the following:

Option 1: online application
You may directly upload all images and documents to the Program Office through a password-secured Web site. Go to www.mcad.edu/mcknight to access the online application site.

Option 2: CD-ROM/paper application
You may apply by sending a CD-ROM with the application form provided here to the Program Office in an envelope by mail or courier service. You may also deliver these materials by hand to MCAD’s Mailroom on the second floor of the Main Building.
Applicants who choose Option 2 must submit their CD-ROM and completed and signed application form in an envelope to:

McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Fellowships will be announced no later than June 9, 2008.

Download the application (contains complete details): http://www.mcad.edu/content/downloads/2623.pdf

Visit the website: McKnight Fellowship

For further information, contact:

Kristin Makholm
Program Director
(612) 874-3667

Program Assistant
(612) 874-3803
gallery@mcad.edu

Black Rock Arts Foundation 2008 Grants

Deadline: March 15, 2008 at 5:00 p.m (POSTMARK)


Black Rock Arts Foundation

San Francisco CA
2008 Grants


We fund interactive art. We fund art that is accessible to the public, civic in scope and prompts the viewer to act. We like art that can be experienced in more ways than visually. We are fans of art that is meant to be touched, heard or experienced, as well as viewed. We prioritize funding art that involves the audience in its creation and presentation.

What is INTERACTIVE ART?
Art that requires human interaction to complete the piece.
Art that prompts people to interact with one another.
Art that responds to participants and to its environment.
Art that causes people to reflect on the larger community.
Art that challenges the viewers’ traditional perspective on art.
Art that belongs to the public and exists for the benefit of all.

Who can apply?
Black Rock Arts Foundation gives grants to individual artists or artist collectives that create interactive artworks destined for communities in the world at large; there are no geographic restrictions placed on those who can apply.

Our grants generally range between $500 and $6,000. In 2008, we expect to award about 8 grants and receive as many as 100 applications. Occasionally, we will fund a project with a slightly larger budget.

Many of our grantees receive funding from other sources, aside from Black Rock Arts Foundation. Applying for partial funding or a matching grant to funds you’ve received from other sources is permitted.

Instructions
Click on ‘2008 Grant Application’ below to download the application. The application must be completed using MS Word and is compatible with Macs and PCs. Responses must be typed. Applications will only be accepted between February 1, 2008 and must be postmarked by March 15, 2008.


Submission Information
Our application process includes:

1) 2008 Application Form: must be completed as outlined above and submitted as an attachment via email with the subject line: "2008 Grants" to apps@blackrockarts.org. In the application, you will have the opportunity to tell us about your project, it’s goals, audience and interactive potential.

2) Timeline & Budget: A project timeline and project budget must be submitted for your application to be considered. Timelines and budgets can be submitted as additional attachments at the same time as your application to apps@blackrockarts.org OR they can be sent along with any supplemental materials you may wish to submit to our physical address listed below.

3) Supplemental Materials: you may wish to have additional materials considered, such as slides, maquettes, drawings, digital images, etc. Supplemental materials must be sent to our physical address (below). If you would like your supplemental materials returned to you, please include an SASE with the appropriate postage. **

** Please note: supplemental materials are not obligatory, however, if you choose to send supplemental materials please check the appropriate box on the application form.

Send supplemental materials to:

Black Rock Arts Foundation
2008 Grants
1900 Third Street, First Floor
San Francisco CA 94158


Click here to download the 2008 Grant Application Form
This 2008 Application Form is a Word document. If you have any trouble downloading it, please contact: josie@blackrockarts.org.

Visit the website to view complete details: blackrockarts.org/grants application

Questions?
Contact Josie Schimke at:
josie@blackrockarts.org
415.626.1248

For more info please contact: info@blackrockarts.org or write:
1900 3rd Street, First Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94158
phone: 415-626-1248

BRAF is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

OPEN DOOR FOUR

Deadline: May 1, 2008 (POSTMARK)

OPEN DOOR FOUR

Rosalux Gallery
Minneapolis, MN
June 11th – June 29th, 2008


Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce its Fourth Annual OPEN-DOOR Exhibition. This is the only chance for non-member artists to showcase their work in the gallery. This is an excellent opportunity to exhibit artwork in one of Minneapolis’s premiere commercial gallery spaces. All media are accepted: there are no guidelines set for subject matter, medium or style, and the show is open to anyone throughout the world.*

Rosalux Gallery is an artist collective that opened with 12 members in February of 2002 in Northeast Minneapolis. Its mission was to provide a commercial exhibition space for its member artists. Rosalux grew into a gallery where artists could make decisions about how their work was shown and promoted. Because all artists in the gallery are responsible for the gallery and its operations, all profits from sales go to the artist. This keeps artwork priced reasonably for the public and profitable for the artist.

Juror
Yasmil Raymond, Assistant Curator at the Walker Art Center, will jury the show.


APPLICATION MATERIALS:


  1. Artist Statement

  2. Resume

  3. Three Samples of your work (digital images as jpegs on CD only); 35mm slides will not be accepted.

  4. Image list: a list with the title of each work, medium, dimensions and date-of-completion.

  5. $25 Submission Fee

Rosalux Gallery takes a 35% commission on any work sold during the show.

*Artists are responsible for transporting art to the gallery as well as picking up unsold work when the show is over. Anyone outside the Twin Cities area is responsible for all shipping fees.


Visit the website to view the complete Call:
rosaluxgallery.com/call-for-artists

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Girls Inc. of Santa Fe's Arts & Crafts Show

Deadline: April 15, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Girls Inc. of Santa Fe's Arts & Crafts Show

Sante Fe, New Mexico
August 2 & 3, 2008


This annual juried show takes place on the first weekend in August on the Santa Fe Plaza and historic downtown area. Over 250 artists and many local food vendors participate. Showcasing the outstanding work of artists and craftspeople from New Mexico and throughout the United States.

Proceeds from artists' participation benefit Girls Inc. of Santa Fe, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

The Girls Inc. of Santa Fe Annual Arts & Crafts Show is a juried show. Our jurors include award-winning, nationally acclaimed artists .

1. Criteria: All work exhibited must be original and designed and produced by, or under the direct supervision of, the exhibiting artist. We do not permit exhibits by studios involved in volume production or work done by apprentices. We do not accept factory made items or items representing only minor rework.

No representatives are to be sent in place of the artist or craftsperson. If you work with others and/or have anyone other than yourself involved in any phase of the design and/or production of your work, you must include a statement that fully describes both your specific involvement and the contribution of others to the design and production of the work. Should any question arise as to the authenticity of the work, it is the artist's responsibility to furnish proof of compliance with the criteria.

Artists may only sell their own work as approved by Jury.We do not permit exhibits by studios involved in volume production or work done by apprentices. We do not accept factory made items or items representing only minor rework.

No representatives are to be sent in place of the artist or craftsperson. If you work with others and/or have anyone other than yourself involved in any phase of the design and/or production of your work, you must include a statement that fully describes both your specific involvement and the contribution of others to the design and production of the work. Should any question arise as to the authenticity of the work, it is the artist's responsibility to furnish proof of compliance with the criteria.

Artists may only sell their own work as approved by Jury.

2. Jurying Procedure & Timeline: We will automatically accept participants from our 2004-2007 Shows, unless otherwise notified by the Jury. New applicants, those whose articipation was prior to 2004, and those whose work has significantly changed since first juried into the show must submit 3 slides/prints of their work.

Show Fees

Booth fee-Plaza

(booths # 1-164 & "G" booths) $365.00

Booth fee (booths # 165-266) $335.00

Booth fee includes City of Santa Fe Special Event Vendor License fee for 2008.

All applicants must include payment for all applicable fees with their application.

Booth Space

Each booth space measures approximately 10'X10' (NO LARGER) with the exception of food booths. Exhibitors need to bring their own booth or tent.

Electricity is available only within the interior of the Plaza (booths 1-90; no corners), upon request for the $15.00 fee.

We accept only applications that include all of the following:

  1. A completed, signed, and dated application form
  2. Three pictures or slides of each exhibitor's work (only new applicants, those whose work has changed signifi cantly since they first juried into the Show, and those whose last participation was prior to 2004)
  3. Check or money order for all applicable fees (including booth fee) made payable to Girls Incorporated.

Download the Application: 2008_Girls_Inc_Show_Application.pdf


For complete details, visit the website: girlsincofsantafe.org

If you have questions or can't access the electronic application, please contact Kelly via email or at (505)982-2042.

Girls Incorporated
301 Hillside Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Taste of Champaign-Urbana

Deadline: March 12, 2008 (POSTMARK) & (HAND DELIVERY)


Taste of Champaign-Urbana

West Side Park
Downtown Champaign
June 20 - 22, 2008


Jurying

Entries will be juried by a Champaign Park District jurying committee. Work will be evaluated on the quality of the craftmanship and the creativity of the design. Original handmade fine arts and fine crafts will be considered. We do not allow commercial work and encourage original craftsmanship. Any vendor whose work is determined as not original may be denied entry.

Application Procedure and Deadline

Applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Applications may be mailed to the Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph Steet, Champaign IL 61820-3515 or delivered in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Space is limited. Please include three slides or digital photos saved on a cd (no photograph prints). Applications may be mailed to the Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph Steet, Champaign IL 61820-3515 or delivered in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Space is limited. Please include three slides or digital photos saved on a cd (no photograph prints).

Fees

A $5 non-refundable Jury Fee is due at the time of application. After notification of acceptance, an $80 booth fee is due no later than Friday, April 25, 2008.

Booth Spaces

Each exhibitor is provided with a 12' x 12' display space within West Side Park in downtown Champaign. The vendor is responsible for providing their own tent, tables, chairs, and display materials.

Questions?
Call 217-398-2376 or e-mail jessie.zimmerman@cparkdistrict.com

Wild Book Show, 2008

Deadline: June 2, 2008 (RECEIVE)

The Wild Book Show
Point Reyes Books
Saturday, June 7 – Sunday, July 6, 2008


Artists are invited to submit their wildest books on the theme of water to the West Marin Wild Book Show at Point Reyes Books in Point Reyes Station. This event is sponsored by Point Reyes Books & Gallery Route One (GRO) to benefit GRO's Artists in the Schools Program. Books will be for sale through a silent bidding process. Artists receive 50% of the sales; 50% will help support Artists in the Schools.

How to Enter

Artists must reserve a space in the exhibition by submitting a statement of intent to participate on or before Monday, June 2nd. Thirty-five books will be accepted on a first-come basis and must be delivered on or before Friday, June 6 at 5 pm. Books must follow the Guidelines listed.

No work will be accepted without an intent to participate form and Point Reyes Books reserves the right to reject books that do not address the theme water or are not safe to handle.


Guidelines for the Wild Book Show, 2008

• Book is for sale

• Book addresses the topic: Water

• Book is able to withstand handling by the public

• Dimensions no larger than 20" tall x 15" wide closed

• May include natural materials (no live animals)

• Water may be included if it is in a well-sealed container


For more information please contact Point Reyes Books at 415.663.1542 or wildbooks@ptreyesbooks.com

Point Reyes Books
POB 1502
Pt. Reyes, CA 94956

A downloadable entry form can be found at http://www.ptreyesbooks.com/ and at http://www.galleryrouteone.org/

Downtown Festival of the Arts -- Champaign. IL

Deadline: April 25, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Downtown Festival of the Arts
Champaign, IL
August 16, 2008


The Champaign Park district will be hosting the 5th annual Downtown Festival of the Arts in the heart of Champaign along Neil and Main Streets. Join us once again as we celebrate the creative spirit and culture that exists in our historic downtown community!

Jury

To ensure a high quality exhibition, all fine art and fine crafts are carefully reviewed by a panel of art professionals. The artwork presented must be the original artwork of the exhibiting artist. Originality in conception and execution, quality of workmanship, and excellence of design are primary criteria by which the submitted artwork is evaluated. Acceptance is based upon works presented for consideration to the jury and decisions made by the jury are final.


Category

 2-D Mixed Media – Includes collage and handmade paper, incorporates more than one type of material, and has a relief depth of less than 1/8 inch.2-D Mixed Media – Includes collage and handmade paper, incorporates more than one type of material, and has a relief depth of less than 1/8 inch.

 3-D Mixed Media – Works with more than 1/8 inch of relief depth. This category is for objects that are "decorative" rather than "useful." 3-D Mixed Media – Works with more than 1/8 inch of relief depth. This category is for objects that are "decorative" rather than "useful."

 Ceramics – Original clay work. No machine made or mass produced work is accepted.Ceramics – Original clay work. No machine made or mass produced work is accepted.

 Drawing – Pencil, charcoal, chalk, pastels, etc.Drawing – Pencil, charcoal, chalk, pastels, etc.

 Fiber – No wearable items, machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production accepted.Fiber – No wearable items, machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production accepted.

 Glass – No molds or other forms of mass production allowed.Glass – No molds or other forms of mass production allowed.

 Jewelry – No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work. In addition, jewelry to be submitted and displayed must be handmade.Jewelry – No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work. In addition, jewelry to be submitted and displayed must be handmade.

 Painting – Oil, acrylics, etc.Painting – Oil, acrylics, etc.

 Photography – Prints made from Artist's original negative. Must be processed and properly signed by the Artist.Photography – Prints made from Artist's original negative. Must be processed and properly signed by the Artist.

 Printmaking – Artist created prints, serigraphs, digital art, etc., properly signed.Printmaking – Artist created prints, serigraphs, digital art, etc., properly signed.

 Sculpture – 3-dimensional original work done in any medium.Sculpture – 3-dimensional original work done in any medium.

 Watercolor – Layered and pigmented water-based media including; acrylic, gouache, tempera and transparent watercolors applied to archival acid-free stock or handmade papers.Watercolor – Layered and pigmented water-based media including; acrylic, gouache, tempera and transparent watercolors applied to archival acid-free stock or handmade papers.

 Woodwork – Original hand-tooled, machine or carved work.Woodwork – Original hand-tooled, machine or carved work.
Slides/Photos

Five (5) slides or digital photos on a cd are to be submitted for each individual category entered.

Fees

A $5.00 nonrefundable Jury fee is due at the time of application. After notification of acceptance, an $80.00 booth fee is required by no later than Friday, June 6, 2008.

Booth Spaces and Tents

Each exhibitor is provided a 12' x 12' display space on the street in downtown Champaign. The artist is responsible for providing their own tent, tables, chairs, and display materials. Tents can be rented through a local supplier.

Awards (1st Place–$500, 2nd Place–$300, 3rd Place–$200)Awards are given upon anonymous judging by a qualified professional. These awards will be presented on the main stage at approximately 5:00 pm Saturday evening.(1st Place–$500, 2nd Place–$300, 3rd Place–$200)Awards are given upon anonymous judging by a qualified professional. These awards will be presented on the main stage at approximately 5:00 pm Saturday evening.

Download the prospectus: DFOTAArtistApplication08.pdf

Visit the website for complete details: http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com/


For more info contact Katie Flint by phone at 217-398-2550
or by email at katie.flint@cparkdistrict.com

Celebrating Beads, the journey of...

Two Deadlines:
July 25th, 2008 (POSTMARK)
or
August 8th, 2008 midnight EST (EMAIL)


Celebrating Beads, the journey of...

The Bead Museum
Washington, DC
September 28th, 2008 through December 31st, 2008

We announce this international, juried design contest to recognize bead artistry as a true art form. We make this call to all artisans, who use beads of any kind, including designers, bead makers, collectors, to beaders and beyond to express your creativity and celebrate beading and beads as art!

who may Enter

Professionals, Hobbyists, and Students

Jurors

There will be 5 jurors from different specialties across the beading industry. Juror names will be announced as soon as they are available

Categories

All work must feature/display beads. However, the finished product may be anything including, but not limited to making your own beads, finished jewelry, sculpture and more. We are looking for top artisan work, with great attention paid to detail, finishing technique, and quality of products used.

Display size for flat work (two dimensional), which is able to be hung, is limited to a display area of no larger than 4 feet in one direction, and no thicker than 3 inches. Sculpture or three dimensional entries which can not be hung are limited to a display area of no larger than 1 foot x 1 foot x 2 feet.

Media categories are defined by the materials you use to make your finished piece. Each piece may only be entered into one category. to qualify for a category, 66% of the piece must contain the material from the category heading. The media categories are:

1. Clay – includes all clay media such as polymer clay, precious metal clay, art clay, and ceramics

2. Fiber/Textile – includes felt, yarn, and fabric – materials used may be handmade or mass produced as well as synthetic or natural

3. Gemstones – includes all gemstones: precious, semi-precious, and non-precious

4. Glass – includes Czech, Venetian, modern and vintage, recycled, sea, and more

5. Lampwork/Dichroic Glass – includes all glasswork that is handmade by the contestant – boro, moretti, dichroic, and more

6. Manmade materials (inorganic) – lucite (modern and vintage), plastics, resin, rubber, hardware, and more

7. Metal – use of any metal, such as brass, copper, niobium, silver, gold-filled, 10K to 24K gold, vermeil and more in any form such as sheets, wire, mesh, chain, etc. Metal materials used may be handmade or mass produced.

8. Mixed Media – any mixture of 2 or more of the listed media categories as major components

9. Organic Materials - includes pearls, shell, bone, paper, coral, plants, flowers, seeds, wood and more.

10. Seed Beads – includes all Czech, Japanese, modern and vintage seed beads

11. Swarovski Crystal – non-Swarovski crystal should be entered into the Glass media category

12. Trade Beads/Ethnic Beads - includes any historical beads – this also includes modern replicas

The jurors reserve the right to re-categorize your piece as deemed necessary if you do not meet the requirements for said media category.

You may enter up to 6 different pieces. Each contestant is limited to 2 entries per media category.

Fees

Each contestant may enter up to 6 pieces in the contest.

1 piece = $35
2 = $60
3 = $85
4 = $105
5 = $125
6 = $140

All proceeds benefit the Bead Museum DC.

Pictures

You may submit up to 2 photographs per piece. One may be a close-up to show detail and the second must show the entire piece.

The pictures must be submitted electronically by email or by mailing in a CD with image files.

View the synopsis of the Call to Artists: http://bsgw.org/CelebratingBead_Synopsis.pdf

Download the full prospectus: http://bsgw.org/CelebratingBeadsContest/CelebratingBeads_Contest.pdf

Visit the website: http://www.bsgw.org/CelebratingBeads.html


Contact

The Bead Museum
c/o Celebrating Beads Contest
400 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Email: Contact Carrie at CelebratingBeads@gmail.com

Contact Victor at 202-624-4500
between 2pm and 4pm
Tuesday - Saturday, EST.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Deadline: March 15, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA
November 13 -16, 2008


This premier show and sale of contemporary craft, includes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States, selected from 1,380 applicants. For the first time, artists from Israel will be featured. All work is for sale.

The 32nd annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is organized and coordinated by Chair, Eve Walker, and Nancy C. O'Meara, Show Manager.

Application Deadline And Fees

Two ways to apply:

Online -- The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically is $40.00, payable online or by mailing a check payable to PMA Craft Show. Go to: www.juriedartservices.com

Mail -- The deadline for paper applications with slides is an March 15, 2008 postmark. The non-refundable processing fee for a paper application with slides is $90.00. (The additional $50 is to pay for scanning and data entry.)

Each entrant must submit five (5) images for consideration by the jury. Images must be of current work and representative of work entrant plans to exhibit at the show. Do not submit a booth display image. Only one submission per media will be accepted.

Emerging Artists
To encourage the participation of craft artists who are beginning their careers, an Emerging Artist category is now available. This option is open only to those who have been practicing their craft for six (6) years or less and are applying to the PMA Craft Show for the first time. The application procedure and fees are the same as above. However, those who check the emerging artist category will be juried separately from the other applicants. If you choose to apply as an emerging artist, you must do so exclusively. Those who are accepted will have the option to share a booth with one or two other emerging artists, thereby reducing their booth expenses.

Eligibility
The Show is open to all craft artists who are residents of and working in the United States. All work, whether one of a kind pieces or limited editions, should be well conceived and expertly executed without technical faults; works should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, showing imagination and the mark of the craft artist's individuality. The categories are basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (includes all media), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, handmade paper, wearables and wood.

Awards
In addition to the Best of Show award, there are eight (8) cash awards for excellence selected and sponsored by foundations and corporations. These awards are presented at the preview party.

JURY

Elisabeth Agro
Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Decorative Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA

William Hunter
Artist
Long Beach, CA

Elizabeth Shypertt
Co-owner Velvet da Vinci Gallery
San Francisco, CA

Franklin Silverstone
Chairman and CEO of Collectify and the Charles Bronfman Curator
New York, NY

David Willard
Executive Director, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gatlinburg, TN


Booth Space Fee
10'x 10' standard $1,000
10' x 10' corner $1,400
10' x 15' standard $1,500
10' x 15' corner $1,800

Requests considered on a first come, first served basis.
Booth fee does not include electrical service.

Craft artists juried separately must pay a full booth fee even if they choose to share a booth with another craft artist.

Visit website for complete details: http://pmacraftshow.org/application/

Contact Info
Email: twcpma@philamuseum.org
Telephone: 215-684-7930