Thursday, August 21, 2008

FAC Deadlines Calendar Updated

Hello Readers:

Our computer issues have been resolved (thankfully!) so the FAC Deadlines Calendar has been updated to reflect the August 16th posts.

Stay tuned. The regular update schedule resumes on September 15, 2008.


The Keeper

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Message from The Keeper: Update Issues

Hello Readers:

We updated the site on August 16, 2008 but soon developed issues with our computer so the FAC Calendar was not updated to reflect the new posts. Bear with us, we'll have the problems resolved ASAP.

Thanks for your readership.

The Keeper

Saturday, August 16, 2008

City of Craft

Deadline: August 31, 2008 by midnight (RECEIVE)

The Theatre Centre (Downstairs)
Toronto, ON
December 13, 2008

We're more than just a little excited to announce that applications are now open for City of Craft's 2008 December show!!

For those of you who missed last year's show, it is a community-based craft culture event where local community-arts groups, craft based initiatives/projects, studios, and other organizations are invited to do outreach to the public alongside a curated craft fair and craft-based installations. The 2008 City of Craft event will also feature crafty activities in satellite West Queen West neighbourhood businesses and galleries. If this sounds up your alley, we are currently soliciting applications and proposals from craft vendors,community groups and craft-based installation artists.

Find out more on the City of Craft website, right here:

All applications are due by midnight on August 31,2008. The application process has changed somewhat from last year, so be sure to read the FAQ that applies to you.

Visit the website:

We're looking forward to receiving your apps!

Leah (Church of Craft), Becky (Sweetie Pie Press) & Jen (Toronto Craft Alert)
City of Craft co-organizers


Two Deadlines:
September 25, 2008 (POSTMARK)
September 30, 2008 by 5:00pm (Hand Delivery)

Sixth Street Gallery
Vancouver, WA 98660
November 4 – November 30, 2008

“NAKED” Uncovered, having no means of defense or protection open, unarmed, defenseless unprovided with needful or desirable accessories plain, mere, simple void of elaboration diminution or concealment, open to view, bare and pure bewitching both body and soul raw fury

“Naked to mine enemies”- Shakespeare

The basis of this show invites praise of the NAKED form. The human body, mould, external three dimensional shape that houses our hearts, souls, and limbs. The creatively different arrangement we call our body. NAKED is conceived to allow the artist freedom to create art with this image of the primal element of life, the human form, in mind. NAKED.

All two and three dimensional media are welcome, as well as time-based art. Let your ventures run NAKED.

Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces for jurying. There is a jury fee of $20. The jury fee is $10 for youth artists 14 years or younger.

Submission forms, accompanying materials, and payment should be mailed to or dropped off at:

Sixth Street Gallery
105 W Sixth Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

Artists may include a SASE for return of submission materials. No materials will be returned without a SASE.

Artists are encouraged, but not required, to offer accepted work for sale. Sixth Street Gallery will take a 35% commission on all sold pieces.

Download prospectus:

Visit website for additional details:

Sixth Street Gallery
105 W Sixth Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

If you have any questions, please call 360-693-7340 or email Brooke at

Tacoma Art Museum: Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

Tacoma Art Museum
Exhibition Proposals
Tacoma, WA

Submitting Exhibition Proposals

To ensure the timely and thorough review of your proposal, please follow these guidelines:

Required Materials

Exhibition proposal explaining rationale, relevance to Tacoma Art Museum, and artwork to be included
Information about curatorial expertise and any relevant biographical information
Fact sheet detailing number and size of artworks in proposed exhibition, linear or square feet required, costs, insurance coverage, and scheduling availability
Images of artwork: Digital images on CD or a on a Web site are preferred. The museum no longer accepts slides, transparencies, or color prints without prior written consent. Please do not submit original artwork. The museum cannot accept unsolicited artwork through the mail or in person without prior written communication. The museum will not be responsible for lost or damaged material.
Self-addressed, stamped, envelope to ensure return of your materials

Materials should be mailed to:
Tacoma Art Museum Curatorial Department
Attn: Exhibition Proposals
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

Proposals are not accepted by e-mail or in person.

Review Process
The curatorial staff and program planning committee review proposals on an ongoing basis. Due to the high volume of proposals we receive, we will mail a reply within three to six months of submission.

Our schedule is planned a minimum of two years in advance and emphasizes thematic exhibitions and work by established Northwest artists. Exhibitions are carefully balanced to offer a wide variety of programming; therefore, we are rarely able to incorporate unsolicited proposals.

Visit website for addtional details:

Tacoma Art Museum: Artist Portfolio Submissions

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

Tacoma Art Museum

Artist Portfolio Submissions
Tacoma, WA

Submitting Artist Portfolio

To ensure the timely and thorough review of your materials, please follow these submission guidelines:

Required Materials

Resume detailing exhibition history, collections, and gallery representation
Artist’s statement, including relevance to Tacoma Art Museum’s mission: Connecting People through Art. Tacoma Art Museum serves the diverse communities of the Northwest through its collection, exhibitions, and learning programs, emphasizing art and artists from the Northwest.

Images of artwork (up to twenty). Digital images on CD or a on a Web site are preferred. The museum no longer accepts slides, transparencies, or color prints without prior written consent.

Please do not submit original artwork. The museum cannot accept unsolicited artwork through the mail or in person without prior written communication. The museum will not be responsible for lost or damaged material.

Copies of published exhibition reviews

Self-addressed, stamped envelope to ensure return of your materials

Materials should be mailed to:
Tacoma Art Museum Curatorial Department
Attn: Artist Submissions
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

Submissions are not accepted by e-mail or in person.

Review Process
The curatorial staff reviews submissions on an ongoing basis. Due to the high volume we receive, we will mail a reply within three to six months of your submission.

Our exhibition schedule is planned a minimum of two years in advance and emphasizes thematic exhibitions and work by established Northwest artists.

Learn more about the EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists through Artist Trust.

Visit website for additional details:

Australasian Patchwork & Quilting Challenge 2009

Deadline: 10 December 2008 (POSTMARK)

Australasian Patchwork & Quilting Challenge 2009

A judged quilt competition
Exhibit venues throughout Australia
January 2009 to February 2010

An entrant’s quilt may be the work of more than one person as long as all parties who contribute to the quilt are nominated on the entry form as being the entrant. There is a limit of two entries per person or group. Full-time employees of Express Publications Pty Ltd and Expertise Events or its subsidiaries, are not eligible to enter.

The theme of the 2009 competition is FANTASY! There is one category only.

  • Entries can either be based on a traditional or contemporary design that reflect and interpret the theme “FANTASY”.

  • All entries must be original.

  • An entrant may apply any techniques including piecing,appliqué, embroidery, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc.

  • Any materials may be used, but the final result must be flexible in nature and consist of three layers of fabric held together with stitching.

  • Each work must measure a minimum of 100cm (39 1/2in) on each side up to a maximum of 150cm (59in).

  • Each entry must have a 10cm (4in) hanging sleeve or casing sewn to the top back edge of the quilt.

  • Sleeves should be secured with stitching at the top and bottom edge.

  • A label with the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, and email must be securely sewn to the back of the quilt.

  • Each entrant may submit up to two quilts. At first instance an entrant must send to the mailing address for the competition two hard copy photographs and two digital images of the quilt.

A panel of three judges will select up to 30 finalists from the hard copy photographs and digital images of the works. The judges’ decision is final. Upon seeing the final quilts, the organizers reserve the right to decide which quilts will be included in the exhibition. The organizers reserve the right to refuse any work that does not match the images submitted to the judges.

Prizes are awarded based on the interpretation of theme, excellence in design, and craftsmanship.

FIRST PRIZE: $5,000 cash
RUNNER-UP PRIZE: $2,000 cash

Mail COMPLETED entries to:
Australian Patchwork & Quilting/ AQC Challenge
Express Publications Pty Ltd
50 Silverwater Rd
Silverwater NSW 2128

Visit website for complete details:

Download competition rules & entry forms: APQentryform_1.pdf

Viking Union Gallery 507

Deadline: Ongoing (Submissions Accepted Throughtout the Academic Year)

Viking Union Gallery 507

Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

The Viking Union Gallery 507 is a student-curated exhibition space sponsored by Western Washington University's Associated Student Productions. Our primary focus is to contribute to the artistic culture of Bellingham community while promoting the artwork of Western's student and regional artists.

Exhibits are open to everyone. Shows may be individual, group, installation, or performance and may include all types of media (including video and digital media). Exhibits will be displayed in Viking Union Gallery 507, in the Viking Union Building. Selections will be made based on the quality & originality of the work, as well as space availability.

Complete the application. Include visual representations to give us a clear understanding of your work (for example: slides, photos, digital images, drawings, video, and/or actual artwork). Please also include a detailed artist statement describing the work.

Download Application:

Mail or Hand Deliver to:
ASP Viking Union Gallery
Viking Union 422
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9106

Please feel free to contact the VU Gallery with any questions at (360) 650-6534 or or visit website:

White Columns

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

White Columns
Alternative Art Space
Exhibition Proposals
New York, NY

White Columns is New York's oldest alternative art space. It was founded in 1970 by Jeffrey Lew and Gordon Matta-Clark as an experimental platform for artists. Originally located in SoHo (and known as the 112 Workshop/112 Greene Street), the organization was renamed White Columns when it moved to Spring Street in 1979. In 1991 White Columns moved to Christopher Street in the West Village, and in 1998 the gallery relocated to its present address on the border of the West Village and Meat Packing District.

White Columns presents an ongoing program of exhibitions, projects, talks, screenings, and events. It is a not-for-profit gallery which is open to the public, free-of-charge, eleven months per year.

Exhibition Proposal Guidelines
We are interested in receiving proposals for group exhibitions and other projects. However we ask that you submit only a brief written outline of the proposed exhibition or project (e.g. no more than 250 words). Please do not include any additional or supporting material. If we are interested in developing an idea further we will request additional information.

Please submit written proposals to:

Exhibition Proposals
White Columns
320 West 13th Street
White Columns 10014

Or to: (Please mark the subject line ‘Exhibition Proposal’).

Visit website for more details:

Jerome Fiber Artists' Project Grant

Deadline: October 1, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Jerome Fiber Artists' Project Grant
Awarded through Textile Center
Minneapolis, MN
December 1, 2008 - July 30, 2009 Project Period

The first round of Jerome Fiber Artists' Project Grants to be awarded through the Textile Center begins 2008. This program is designed to expand opportunities for emerging fiber artists in Minnesota, supporting the artists by eliminating financial barriers as they undertake specific artistic projects.

Three $5000 grants will be awarded to support a wide range of project activities - from purchasing equipment, devoting time to studio work, to travel and study with established artists.

To be eligible for a Project Grant, you must:
be an artist committed to the field of fiber art
have completed all formal academic training by the start of the grant period (December 2008), and are not enrolled either part- or full-time in a degree granting institution or employed as a fiber art instructor at the college level
be a resident of Minnesota for at least 6 months prior to the application deadline
be in an emerging or developing stage in your artistic development

Artists who have previously received a Jerome Project Grant cannot apply again until three years after the date of their award.

Defining Fiber Art
Work should include the construction or manipulation of fibers and textiles using textile techniques such as weaving, dyeing, knitting, quilting, needle work, beading, lace making, felting, hooking, sewing, spinning, basketry etc. Mixed media work is acceptable if it is primarily constructed from textiles.

Proposed projects may include, but are not limited to: experimentation with new techniques and materials, working or studying with a mentor or established artist, purchasing equipment or tools to facilitate your work, providing studio time or rental, technical support, collaborations with other artists, education, exhibition opportunities, or travel. Projects must be started and completed between December 1, 2008 and July 30, 2009.

Expectations for Grant Recipients
Artists will complete their proposed project between December 1, 2008 and July 30, 2009.
Artists will attend 2-3 mandatory meetings for project and exhibition planning.
Artists will exhibit work in the Joan Mondale Gallery from August 14- September 12, 2009.
Artists will complete a final report due to the Textile Center on September 30, 2009.

Applications must include a detailed project description and budget. Applicants must describe the impact this project grant will make in their development as a professional artist. Applications must be complete and received by the application deadline.

Download Application Forms:

Selection and Notification
Application materials will be reviewed by a three member panel, who will make their selections on the basis of project merit. The panel will be comprised of accomplished fiber artists and/or art educators from throughout the region.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by November 21, 2008.

Information Sessions
Information sessions for Jerome Fiber Artists' Project Grants applicants will be held on Wednesday August 20 and Wednesday, September 10, 2008. Please check Classes & Workshops for more details. Please plan to attend if you have questions, need assistance or would like to learn more about the program before you apply.

At the September 10 session only, our Technology Tuesday Gurus will be available to assist with your digital image questions. We will help make sure your images have the right quality, size, format and labels for your submission. Bring a CD of your images and we will help you out!

Call Becka Rahn, Education Manager at 612.436.0464 or email Becka Rahn

Program Brochure:

Application Form:

Visit website for complete details:

Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Telephone 612-436-0464
Fax 612-436-0466

Art Studio Clearance Sale 2009

Deadline: October 3, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Art Studio Clearance Sale 2009

Ohio Designer Craftsmen
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds)
Jan. 24–25, 2009

Ohio Designer Craftsmen is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting fine crafts for 45 years. The goals of its fairs, exhibitions, education programs and publications are to establish a standard of excellence in craft, encourage creative growth, provide professional support to craftspeople, and build public awareness, appreciation and collection of fine craft.

The 2008 Art Studio Clearance Sale was the biggest in the Columbus show’s 12-year history!

Attendance increased an incredible 21%, capping off four years of steady growth. To accommodate more parking for our growing audience, the Art Studio Clearance Sale will be moving to a slightly larger venue at the Ohio Expo Center (State Fairgrounds) in 2009. Past exhibitors will be pleased that with the new location there will be no increase in booth fees or admission price. New exhibitors will discover the fun of this easy and informal show, with no fancy booth set-up required, “blue-light specials” throughout the day, and creative sales gimmicks encouraged! The show is a great way to reduce inventory, overstock and slightly imperfect seconds and generate income during the “off ” season for Midwest fairs.

Artist Eligibility/Show Policies
• Artist must be present on each day of the show.
• Work must be of original concept, design and execution; no kits, commercial molds, etc.
• Work must be handmade, meaning that a human being is intimately involved in making each piece.
• Only the work of individual or collaborating artists may be shown and sold. Collaborating artists may show only their joint work.
• Slides or digital images submitted for jurying must be representative of the majority of work to be exhibited and sold in terms of both quality and price range. Jurors use booth slides or images to judge the overall appearance and make-up of your display. Studios where the applicant artist designs the work and creates it along with assistants qualify if:
• The studio has no more than six (6) full-time (or the equivalent part-time) assistants (not including non-artist employees such as offi ce help).
• The studio adheres to the above outlined stipulations regarding the actual production of work. If you are not sure whether your work qualifi es, please call for clarification.

ODC is committed to presenting shows featuring artists and work as outlined above. Violators will be required to remove the items in question from their display, and risk expulsion from the fair and loss of their booth fees.

The application fee is $20 per fair, per medium entered. Anyone can apply to ODC shows; however, members receive a 2 point bonus on jury scores and only members may actually exhibit.
Annual membership is $35 for an individual, $45 for joint, and may be paid after acceptance, along with booth fee. Membership application forms are available on our website Booth fees vary by fair.

Acceptance/decline letters will be mailed by October 20, 2008 for Art Studio Clearance Sale.

Visit website to download prospectus:

Questions about the fairs?
Call John Barr at (614) 486-7119
or email

Nothing New: Fiber Art from Recycled Materials

Deadline: November 7, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Nothing New: Fiber Art from Recycled Materials

Juried international Mixed Media Exhibition
Textile Center Joan Mondale Gallery
Minneapolis, MN
June 19 – July 31, 2009

Nothing New is a mixed media exhibition of fiber art created from materials reclaimed from everyday usage and re-used as an artistic medium.


Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
All pieces must be artist’s original design or concept and executed solely by the artist.
Maximum two pieces may be entered per artist.
Pieces must contain a minimum of 50% reclaimed materials.
Pieces must have been completed after November 1, 2006.
Pieces executed under classroom/educational/supervisory guidance are not eligible.
Pieces may not have been previously exhibited at Textile Center.
Pieces may not exceed 36 inches by 60 inches in size.

Awards will be presented for excellence and innovation.

Juror: Steven Aimone
Juror will review all images and make the exhibition selections. Pieces will be evaluated on design/concept, innovative use of reclaimed items and overall connection to textile/fiber art.

Exhibition & Sales
All accepted artwork must remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
All accepted artwork must be for sale. Textile Center retains 40 percent (%) commission on all sales made directly from the exhibition.


Maximum 2 (High quality or professional) images per piece (1 full view + 1 detail)

Entry Ffee
$30.00 per artist payable in US funds by check or money order or charged to credit card
Artist Sstatement
Required; one page maximum relating to artwork submitted
CD with Iimages (see requirements)
Completed Entry Form
Incomplete entries will not be considered.

Download Prospectus:
Download Entry Form Only: NothingNewFormOnly.pdf

Mail to:
Nothing New
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE, #100
Minneapolis, MN 55414

For more information:
Telephone: 612.436.0464

Web & Flow

Deadline: October 10. 2008 (RECEIVE)

Web & Flow

Juried International Basketry Exhibition
Textile Center Joan Mondale Gallery
Minneapolis, MN
March 6 - April 18, 2009

WEb & Flow is an international exhibition showcasing fiber forms of contemporary and innovative work as well as traditional forms in basketry techniques. This includes functional, non-functional, traditional and non-traditional forms utilizing techniques where fiber/materials cross with fiber/materials. Artists are encouraged to let their creativity "Web and Flow"!


Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
All pieces must be the artist's original design or concept and executed solely by the artist.
Maximum two pieces may be entered per artist.
Pieces must have been completed after October 1, 2006.
Pieces executed under classroom/educational/supervisory guidance are not eligible.
Pieces may not have been previously exhibited at Textile Center.
Pieces may not exceed 48 inches by 72 inches in size.


Cash awards will presented for excellence in innovative and/or traditional basketry.


Jurors: Jan Peters and Bruce Hoffman
Jurors will independently review all images and make the exhibition selections. Pieces will be evaluated on excellence, design/concept and overall connection to basketry techniques.


All accepted artwork must remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
All accepted artwork must be for sale. Textile Center retains 40% commission on all sales made directly from the exhibition.

REQUIREMENTS (truncated)

Maximum o f 2 (high quality or professional) images per piece (1 full view + 1 detail).

Entry Fee
$30.00 per artist

Web & Flow
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE, #100
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Download the Entry Form: WebFlowCFE.pdf

Contact for additional details:
phone: 612-436-0464

A Common Thread 2009

Deadline: September 19, 2008 (RECEIVE)

A Common Thread 2009
Annual Textile Center Members’ Show
Textile Center Joan Mondale Gallery
Minneapolis, MN
January 16 - February 21, 2009

Common Thread is an elite exhibition showcasing the fabulous fiber art of Textile Center members. It is the premiere exhibition to the 2009 Textile Center Gallery season!

Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
Applicants must be currently paid (active) members of the Textile Center.

Artwork Specifications
2-dimensional artwork must not exceed 24”w x 24”h (wall art).
3-dimensional artwork must not exceed 12”wx12”hx12”d (requiring pedestal)
Freestanding artwork (including wearable art) must not exceed 24”w X 60”h x 24”d
Artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2007.
Artwork may not have been exhibited previously at Textile Center.
Artwork must be artist’s original design and completed solely by the artist.
Artist may submit only one piece for the exhibition.

Requested, but not required. Images may be used for promotional purposes.

Gallery Sales
Sale of artwork is preferred, but not requirede. If your work will not be for sale, please consider including a designated donation to the Galleries with your entry.

Textile Center will retain a 40% commission on all sales of artwork from the exhibition.
Textile Center will retain a 20% commission on all special work commissioned from the artist as a result of the exhibition.

Download the prospectus: CommonThread09.pdf

A Common Thread
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE, #100
Minneapolis, MN 55414
For more information:
Telephone: 612.436.0464

Friday, August 01, 2008

Craft Corps

Deadline: August 15, 2008 (email) & (RECEIVE)

Craft Corps

Book Participation Opportunity
Vickie Howell

Calling all crafters! I’m gearing up to write my next book, Craft Corps (pronounced Craft Core) which will focus on the community perpetuated by craft and the designers & hobbyists who feed it. As part of the content, I’m hoping to include 50-60 short profiles of crafters of all types. If you knit, crochet, embroider, decoupage, paint, sew, bead, tat, work with ceramics, collage, etc.---I want to hear from you! Whether you’ve found success selling your handmade sock monkeys on Etsy or you crochet chemo caps for charity, I want to know who you are, what you craft and why you do it. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PROFESSIONAL CRAFTERS (in fact, it's preferable as the book's other content will focus on that)!

I’ve been fortunate enough over the years to receive e-mails from people all over the world, sharing their favorite memory of crafting, what crafting has done for them or what got them started and how they’ll never stop. These stories--from hilarious craft mishaps to touching crafty life stories-- have inspired me to collect more to share with the public, handmade community.

If you’re interested in possibly being a part of Craft Corps, please fill out the questionnaire, cut and paste it into the body of an e-mail, and send it to: as soon as possible (but no later than AUGUST 15th.) If we’re able to use your profile, an editor will contact you directly with more info.

Visit blog for Craft Corps Crafter Profile Form:

ABOUT Vickie Howell

Currently, Vickie can be seen on the DIY Do-it-Yourself Network as the host of the successful knitting series, Knitty Gritty, which is currently airing all 8 seasons; and on the new Lifetime Television web series, Crafted. Her DIY Network 1-hour special, Knitty Gritty Knitsters, airs in July 2008. In 2006, she and her ACM partners debuted Stylelicious, another series for DIY that focuses on edgy, hand-made fashion. More about Vickie:

Corban Estate Arts Centre

Deadline: Thursday 31 December 2009 (RECEIVE)

Corban Estate Arts Centre

Henderson - Waitakere City
New Zealand

Call For Exhibition & Event Proposals

We are now accepting submissions for exhibitions and events for the end of 2008 through to December 2009. The gallery’s exhibition programme aims to reach a broad and diverse audience. It seeks to achieve this objective through stylistically diverse, technically skilful, creative and challenging work that encourages discourse and debate. Exhibition proposals are sought from practitioners of any artistic discipline, as individuals or groups, by artists on their own or together with curators. Please send 2-3 pages outlining your proposed exhibition, the participating artists, a description of the work to be presented, and a CV or brief bio for each person involved. Also include examples of your recent work or work you intend to exhibit (images via email or on CD preferred).

Please direct all enquiries to the Curator, Lisa Rogers or (09) 838 4455 x 203

Shows coming up that we will consider submissions for:

• Are you graduating at the end of 2008? We are looking for Waitakere based or bred artists for our annual Recent Graduates exhibition held December 08 – January 09

• Annual Affordable Art show – AAA - Held in November 08 – We invite in submissions of triptychs in any medium – painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia…. The works must be available for sale as a set or individually, there is no size limit but the works must be $400 or under (for a set) or $150 each.

Corban Estate Arts Centre
426 Great North Rd
PO BOX 21 526
Ph 09 838 4455
Fax 09 838 4488

The Maple Ridge Art Gallery

Deadline: October 4, 2008 (POSTMARK) & (Hand Delivery)

One 4 One: A License To Buy Art

The Maple Ridge Art Gallery
Maple Ridge, BC Canada
October 25, 2008 to December 6, 2008

Join us for the 1st annual One 4 One juried exhibit and sale. Artist and artisans from all disciplines and media are invited to participate in this exhibit. We are looking for varied submissions of original works in fine art and fine craft, without restriction on size, subject or theme. Works will be displayed salon-style* this coming fall in our main gallery space.

The subtext of the title One 4 One intends to convey that there is “one piece of art for everyone.” With the intent of avoiding elitism and hierarchical values placed on art, we suggest that the value of works submitted to be in the range of $100 to $200 an attainable price range, thereby bridging the gap between artist and patron. Thus giving the public “A License to Buy Art” that is as individual as they are.

The challenge for the artists will be in creating one of a kind works of art that are unique, imaginative and without sacrifice to quality or originality.

To Enter
*Email or Mail or Drop off an entry package with:

A maximum of three images/works in jpeg format ; high quality resolution
Artist Statement (no more than 150 words)
Artist Biography (no more than 250 words)
A list of art works with title, dimensions of work, media and price
Name, address, email, and phone number
$25.00 jury/membership fee

Packages must be posted or dropped off no later than October 4th, 2008. Successful candidates will be notified by Email on the 10th of October. Accepted works must be delivered on October 21st.

Artists will be asked to sign a contract which gives the gallery a commission of 25% on sold work and the right to use images of work for promotional material.

*The use of the term >salon-style refers to work displayed from just below eye level to ceiling and recently created.

To mail or drop off your submission: Download registration form in Adobe PDF here

Email submissions only if you have MS Word Download registration form for Microsoft Word here *All Email submissions must pay by credit card.

The Maple Ridge Art Gallery
11944 Haney Place
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1
Phone: 604-467-5855 Fax: 604-476-2187

Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts: Gallery Shop Products

Deadline: 12 December 2008 (RECEIVE)

Gallery Shop Products

Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts
Pakuranga, Manukau City
New Zealand

Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts is opening an new gallery shop, supporting New Zealand designed products. We are currently seeking expression of interest from product designers, jewellers, who are interested in stocking their product in our shop. This is an opportunity to showcase design products which represent innovative ideas. Our shop aims to support and promote cultural enterprise and the sustainable growth of creative individuals and businesses.

The shop is located inside the foyer of Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts and attracts many visitors daily. In order to be considered, we require expressions of interest to include the following: photographs, detailed description and an indication of price range.

Please email this to Victoria Chidley, Programmes Assistant at:

Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts is a nationally significant art gallery presenting exhibitions and projects by local and international artists. Te Tuhi works actively within the community of Manukau City, providing a conduit for audience engagement and participation in the visual arts, underpinned by innovative exhibitions, education and associated programmes. In addition, the Centre serves as a focal point for the community as an events venue and meeting place for our many users and community groups.

Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts is generously supported by the Manukau City Council.


Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts
13 Reeves Road
PO Box 51 222
Manukau City
Aotearoa New Zealand
Tel: (64) (09) 577 0138
Fax: (64) (09) 577 0139

In The News: Multi-Media Juried Exhibition

Deadline: September 29, 2008 (RECEIVE)

In The News: A multi-media exhibition juried by Morley Safer

The Pen and Brush
New York, NY
November 6 to November 30, 2008

All Women. All Media.

Artists should submit work that interprets or relates to current or historic events.

All visual media, both wall-hung and three dimensional, may be submitted for this show. Video and installation pieces will also be considered. Performing and literary works are not eligible.

All work must be for sale. Sales are made to the Pen and Brush, which takes a 25% commission and forwards the balance of 75% to the artist. Sales tax will be collected and remitted on all sales.
The Pen and Brush will notify artists of the jurying results at least 3 weeks before the Delivery Deadline.

There is no limitation on the size of work.

Non-refundable entry fee as check, credit card, or money order.
$40 for Pen and Brush Members
$50 for NonMembers

Up to 3 images as slides or digital images on a CD.
Digital images must be JPEG’s. Maximum size: 72 dpi, 1240 x 1240 pixels
Slides and CD’s of accepted work will be retained until the conclusion of the exhibit.

Curator: Morley Safer has been a 60 Minutes correspondent since December 1970. His body of work, spanning six decades, was acknowledged with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Downloadable Prospectus
Downloadable Entry Form

The Pen and Brush, Inc.
16 E. 10th St.
New York, NY 10003
212-475-6018 (fax)

The Artist Project Toronto

Deadline: September 19, 2008 (POSTMARK)

The Artist Project Toronto
Liberty Grand
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
March 5-8, 2009

The Artist Project Toronto is seeking applications from independent fine artists for its second annual juried exhibition and sale. This four day art fair will feature over 125 of the best emerging and established artists and collectives. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the historic Liberty Grand, The Artist Project Toronto is an excellent opportunity to connect with gallerists, collectors and first-time art buyers.

Who Can Apply?
The Artist Project Toronto invites applications from independent fine artists working in all mediums. Collectives and artist-run centres are also eligible to apply (10 X 20 booths only). All work exhibited must be original and made by the artist.

Competitions & Features
The Artist Project Toronto offers exhibitors a variety of opportunities to participate in competitions and special display areas. This is a great way to get extra exposure and to draw traffic to your booth and best of all, there are cash prizes!

Travel Scholarships
Artists who reside outside of Ontario are eligible to apply for a $500 Travel Scholarship, designed to offset the added costs of shipping and traveling to exhibit at the show.

Please review the application for additional criteria and information:

English: TAP_application_2009_Eng.pdf

Français: TAP_application_2009_Fre.pdf

Application FAQ: TAP_faq_2009.pdf

Visit website for complete details:

The Artist Project Toronto
10 Alcorn Avenue, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario M4V 3A9 Canada
tel 416-960-3680
fax 416-923-5624

Exhibitor Coordinator, The Artist Project Toronto
Kim Selman 416-960-4527

Tent London

Deadline: Unspecified


Truman Brewery
London, UK
18-21 September 2008

Tent London is a new breed of design show. It’s a flexible, affordable and exciting event in the heart of creative London, in a venue where designers can afford enough space to show their designs and products without compromise.

Taking place in the capital’s most exciting venue, the Truman Brewery, a vast reclaimed industrial site in Brick Lane, Tent London is the most comprehensive and diverse design event of the year, showing art and architecture, vintage and contemporary design by emerging and established designers from around the world.


If your business or idea depends on reaching an audience of thousands of design-aware consumers, trade buyers, architects and designers, Tent London provides the perfect opportunity to meet them in an appropriately creative and affordable environment.

Tent London is genuinely different from other design exhibitions because you can either exhibit on a stand in one of the shows (Circa, Content or Superbrands), or rent a whole a building (or part of one) where you can create your own unique space, secure in the knowledge that you are part of a professionally organised and promoted event with all the support you will need.

Tent London's mission is to create a flexible, affordable, exciting event in the heart of creative London - a venue where everyone can afford to buy enough space to show their designs and products without compromise.


Featuring contemporary and experimental lighting, furniture, products and accessories by up-and-coming designers, established companies and design collectives from around the world, who are seeking exposure to both trade and consumer markets.

It's simple: download (ContentApplicationForm2008.pdf) and complete the interactive application form. Please submit a minimum of 5 images, including clear product shots and a previous stand design (if applicable).

Please email your completed application and JPEG images to:

Tent London is a juried event – exhibitors will be selected on the basis of the quality, originality and relevance of their products. The selection process ensures a high quality event which appeals to the right audience.

We will call or email to confirm receipt of your application and supporting material. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please call us on +44 (0)20 7739 5561.

Visit website for complete details:

Tent London
Shoreditch Town Hall
380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT.
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7739 5561
+44 (0)20 7739 1808


Philadelphia Swap-O-Rama-Rama

Deadline: Unspecified

Philadelphia Swap-O-Rama-Rama

Old Pine Community Center
Philadelphia, PA
October 19, 2008

The Philadelphia Sewing Collective presents Philadelphia Swap-O-Rama-Rama, otherwise known as SORR is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing. SORR’s goal is to teach people how to transform from consumers to creators through the making of wearable things and through ongoing local connections. Most people who attend SORR get super charged about their new life as a maker. Some shift by simply seeking items made by people rather than machines. For additional information on the nationwide SORR movement, check out

SORR’s success relies on the creativity and outreach of people like you. Will you consider volunteering to be part of the event? Our intention is to connect you with the community and to further network the world of DIY, reuse, sewing and crafting.

Volunteers are needed for the following:

Sewing Stations:

Love to sew? Help people at the SORR reinvent and modify.
Operate an area with loads of space and supplies and a sewing machine. When attendees want to change a sweater into a hat or an old pair of jeans into a painter’s apron, you’ll help them figure it out.

SORR PROVIDES: All materials, sewing machine, $50 stipend given to you, free parking

DIY Area/ Workshops:

DIY areas are tables around the room that offer a specific kind of creative idea.
Past ideas have been: how to unknit a sweater, composting organic fibers, transforming socks into IPod covers, bras into handbags, etc… anything that turns used clothing into something else (wearable or not) or garbage of any kind into a wearable fits in this area.

SORR PROVIDES: Sewing machine, $50 stipend, free parking.

Silk Screen:

Each SORR has a silkscreen area that offers local artists’ designs and assistance screening garments.
This area is a “quick fix,” turning would-be trash into something new and exciting with the stroke of inks.

SORR PROVIDES: Budget for supplies, stipend for crew, free parking


Assist with sorting clothes that attendees bring to the event for swapping.
MAJOR PERK: First dibs on the clothes!

Have we got you hooked? Please send an email to

Please provide your name and contact information, area of interest, and great idea. Photos of your work or a link to your website are helpful.

Visit the website for additional details.

Philadelphia Swap-O-Rama-Rama
Sunday, October 19, 2008
12 – 5 pm
Old Pine Community Center
401 Lombard Street, Phila

ArtsEdge Residency

Deadline: August 8, 2008 (RECEIVE)

ArtsEdge Residency

Kelly Writers House &
Fine Arts Department of the School of Design
University of Pennsylvania
Project start date/move-in: October 1, 2008

The Kelly Writers House and the Fine Arts Department of the School of Design (at the University of Pennsylvania) are pleased to announce ArtsEdge, a new collaborative residency project to encourage the careers of emergent writers and artists.

Through ArtsEdge, the Kelly Writers House and the Fine Arts Department will subsidize the rent of a shared live/work space near Penn's campus for an emergent writer and artist. ArtsEdge aims to support the creative work of young artists and writers, create a live/work environment that will inspire interdisciplinary exploration, and enrich West Philadelphia by encouraging young writers and artists to live and work here.

Residencies last for one year and include a dedicated studio for each writer/artist, shared living space, and close affiliation with the writing and artistic communities at Penn. During the course of their residencies, writers and artists will be encouraged to develop at least one collaborative project with the Writers House or Fine Arts Department. Qualified applicants may also be considered to teach one course at Penn in the spring semester.

Terms: Artist and writer will each pay $500 per month; rent will include shared living space, private work space, and utilities. Writers House and Fine Arts Department will subsidize remaining rent.

To apply: Send letter of interest, bio or artist statement, and portfolio (10 pages of written work or 20 images minimum (PDFs, PPTs, CDs, DVDs are all acceptable) to

Please include personal contact information and the names and contact information of at least two professional references. If you would like to be considered for a course, please also submit a brief description of your teaching experience or qualifications.

Submissions may be made electronically, or sent to:

ArtsEdge Residency
Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

BECA Gallery: 2nd Annual Gulf-South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition

Two Deadlines:
November 10, 2008 (Email)
November 14, 2008 (RECEIVE)

2nd Annual Gulf-South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition

BECA gallery - Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
New Orleans, LA
January 3 – February 28, 2009

BECA gallery presents the 2nd Annual Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition. This exhibition will open Jan. 3, 2009 during the upcoming biennial, Prospect 1: New Orleans, "the largest biennial of contemporary art ever organized in the United States" which runs from Nov. 1, '08 – Jan. 18, '09. Our gallery location is directly across the street from the primary Prospect 1 biennial venue.

The purpose of the annual 'Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition' is to discover and highlight new emerging Gulf South contemporary artists, their current work and the ideas that are motivating their creative processes. The exhibition is juried by the gallery's Co-Directors who are seeking the most engaging and innovative works to feature during this group exhibition.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all visual artists, without representation in New Orleans, residing in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida and working in 2-D and 3-D mediums including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, textiles and photography. We are currently unable to accept the mediums of performance art, film or video. All works submitted must have been created within the last 2 years and must be original works or limited editions of no more than 10. Artwork submitted must be for sale and not previously exhibited at BECA gallery. All selected works must be made available for the duration of the exhibition.

Complete information and submission guidelines may be downloaded from

Melissa Roberts, co-director
Kurt Schlough, co-director
BECA gallery - Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
527 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 566-8999