Thursday, October 23, 2008

15th ETN Conference

Deadline: mid-January until 15 June 2009 (RECEIVE) & (Online)

15th ETN Conference

Haslach/Upper Austria
21st to 24th of July 2009

The theme: Cultural Revival of Old Textile Centres – New educational challenges

Organiser: ETN together with the association Haslach Textile Culture ( and the Department of Textile/Art & Design of the Linz Art University (


Conference programme
Application form

Event Details (truncated)

Ten years of endeavour by the municipality of Haslach, the state of Upper Austria and the European Union to revive a factory complex will be concluded in 2009, when a new Textile Centre opens in the former Vonwiller weaving mill that once employed more than 2,000 people.

The future cultural centre will include a textile museum, a wool processing workshop, and will also house Haslach Textile Culture, an association that organises major textile gatherings annually, offering courses, exhibitions, symposia, and a weavers’ market.

Actions to be discussed and finalised include the following:

  • Exchange of information and experiences

  • Exchange of specialists, such as artists, designers, craftspeople, lecturers, course instructors, scientists, museum curators, event organisers, tour operators, etc.

  • Conception and implementation of (touring) exhibitions, decentralised courses, and other events.

  • Joint advertising of network activities, for instance to increase the number of participants/visitors to the centres and textile tourist destinations in the respective regions.

It is planned that speakers attending the Haslach event on 23rd July 2009 will briefly introduce their institution(s) and outline feasible options for cooperative ventures. Of course there will also be time to discuss the other themes of interest for the European Textile Network. under the motto of 'Networking' there is time enough on the 23rd and 24th of July!

Visit website for additional details:

CRAFT CULTURE 2008: Call for Contributors

Deadline: 31 October 2008 (RECEIVE)

Craft Culture 2008

Craft Victoria is seeking contributions for Craft Culture 2008. Successful contributions will be paid a rate of $300 per 1,000 words. Up to 30 submissions will be selected.

Craft Culture 2008 will be launched in December 2008.

Download PDF with details and selection criteria: CraftCulture.pdf


Craft Culture is Craft Victoria’s annual publication and is an important stimulus to debate in the craft and design sectors. Craft Culture offers a range of views, analysis and experiences relating to craft and design theory and practice.
For the 2008 edition Craft Victoria is opening up a submission process and will consider any articles, blog extracts, essays, reviews, artist statements, and pictorial and design-based essays.
Articles must have been written and developed in 2008 and examine craft and design practice in Australia.

Commissioning and production

  • Contributions must be forwarded by 31 October 2008 to Craft Victoria at

  • A rate of $300 per 1,000 words will be paid on publication of selected contributions.

  • Selected contributions will be published electronically as a special section on the new Craft Victoria website in December 2008.

Submissions must be:

  • Fully edited and in electronic form;
  • Referenced as appropriate with due permissions if previously published;
  • Original in terms of authorship;
  • Written or developed in 2008;
  • Have content directly relevant to craft and design practice in Australia;
  • Up to 3,000 words in length; and
  • Contain either captioned images, image essay; and or, have special design elements.
    (Images are to be captioned and photographer acknowledged.)

Contributions will be selected by the Editor for publications that best demonstrate;

  • Discussions of new issues relating to contemporary craft or design affecting Australian practice.
  • Potential to contribute to new understandings of Australian contemporary craft and design.
If you have any queries regarding your material and its suitability, please feel free to contact Joe Pascoe on 9650 7775 to discuss your ideas.

Joe Pascoe
Editor: Craft Culture 2008
CEO & Artistic Director


Two Deadlines:
General Entrants: January 16, 2009 (RECEIVE) & (Email)
Studetn Entrants: February 9, 2009 (RECEIVE), (Email) & (Hand Delivery)


An International Competitive Art Exhibition
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell
Roswell, New Mexico
February 12, 2009 to March 11, 2009

The Art Department at ENMU-Roswell invites all visual artists to enter its upcoming competitive exhibition. The theme of the show—beauty, decoration and ornament - explores one of the most enduring purposes and principles of the visual arts.

Any art work using any media, 2-D or 3-D, done by any artist at any level of professional development, living in any region of the world, is eligible for entry if the artist believes that the work serves an ornamental or decorative purpose, or if the artist interprets the work as beautiful, according to any definition or interpretation of the word beautiful.

Jurying and Judging
Preliminary jurying of all entries will be done by a panel of ENMU-Roswell art faculty members.
Judge will be artist Miranda Howe.

Classic Beauty— $100.00
Unexpected Beauty—$100.00
Beauty as Significance— $100.00
Scholarship Award—$550 towards tuition and fees for one semester at ENMURoswell

Entry Procedures
General entrants should submit 35mm slides or pc-compatible digital images on disc or via email ( with completed entry form and entry fee.

Student entries may consist of only one entry per persson. Actual work, rather than photographic or digital images, should be delivered in person or sent to the art department by similar means by February 9, 2009.

Entry Fees
GENERAL ENTRY—$20.00 (Up to 3 works))

Download the prospectus:

Sponsored by
Art Department
P.O. Box 6000/523 Univ. Blvd.
Roswell, NM 88202-6000

The Farm Chicks Antique Show 2009

Deadline: Unspecified

The Farm Chicks Antique Show

Spokane County Fair and Expo Center
Spokane Valley, Washington
June 6 & 7, 2009

We always talked about how much we'd love to combine our love of the farm and all its lost treasures with some sort of business. In the summer of 2002, our dream was realized as we named ourselves The Farm Chicks® and orchestrated our first Antique Show in a friend's barn.

What began as a little show with good finds has become an event with antiques, vintage objects, handmade goods, and wonderful vendors. As the show has grown, we've stayed true to our rural roots, moving our event to our hometown fairgrounds in Spokane, Washington.

Our focus will always be on producing a show that is something to look forward to. Held annually in our hometown of Spokane, Washington, this is good old-fashioned fun and we're happy to experience it with you.

Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana Street, Spokane Valley, Washington. The show is all indoors.

Vendor Information
The Farm Chicks Show is a juried event, meaning vendors and dealers are selected based upon the goods they have to offer as well as pleasant personalities. Experience isn't necessary, however friendliness is.

The "look" we are seeking is well thought out. Meaning your stock should be quality items that you have saved for The Farm Chicks Show, and items should be creatively displayed.

We are currently accepting applications from antique vendors and creators of amazing handmade creations.

Applying is easy! No experience? Don't hesitate to try and make this your first!

Complete the online form: The Farm Chicks Show Application

Visit the website for complete details:


Deadline: 7 November 2008 at 5PM (RECEIVE)

Call for Proposals

Melbourne, Victoria

West Space operates three exhibition spaces. Gallery 3 operates as a normal gallery or as an audio/visual room.

Who can apply

  • West Space welcomes proposals by practitioners working in all fields of creative endeavour. These fields broadly include visual and audiovisual arts, new media, sound, design, craft, literature, performance.

  • West Space welcomes proposals by emerging and established practitioners.

  • Applications for solo or group exhibitions are welcome.

  • West Space does not exhibit work by current undergraduate students, but accepts proposals from undergraduate students for exhibitions that will commence after their studies are complete.

West Space selects proposals with a view to programming a first class calender of events.

We seek to balance emerging and experienced artists, while presenting a broad range of media and critical approaches.

exhibition fees: West Space does not charge fees for exhibition, nor takes a commission on sold works.

Only postal applications are considered.

Visit website for complete details:

For further information, please contact:
Program Coordinator Mark Feary on +61 3 9328 8712 or via email at the address below.

West Space
Level 1, 15 - 19 Anthony Street
Melbourne, Vic, 3000, Australia
+61 3 9328 8712

Olin Art Gallery

Deadline: January 15, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Call for Exhibtion Proposals
Olin Art Gallery

Washington & Jefferson College

The Olin Art Gallery on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College is accepting exhibition proposals open to all media for the 2009-2010 academic year. Proposals may include solo or group exhibitions.

Please submit a proposal that includes contact information, artist statement, 10-20 digital images (300 dpi jpg) on cd, image inventory list including title, media, size and date completed, resume or CV and any additional printed support materials to:

Doug McGlumphy, Director
Olin Art Gallery
Washington & Jefferson College
60 S. Lincoln Street
Washington, PA 15301

Please include a SASE with sufficient postage for return of materials if desired.

For additional information concerning the gallery's mission and dimensions please visit the Olin Art Gallery's website at

US/Japan Creative Artists' Program

Deadline: February 1, 2009 (RECEIVE)

US/Japan Creative Artists' Program

Artist Residency
National Endowment for the Arts
Residencies may begin any time between January 1 and December 31 of 2010

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission works cooperatively with the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor The US/Japan Creative Artists’ Program. The program provides support for up to 5 outstanding contemporary and traditional artists from the United States to spend a 5-month residency in Japan to pursue their individual artistic goals.

Selected artists will receive:
• A monthly stipend for living expenses and a housing supplement, as well as an allowance for professional support services
• Up to $6,000 for round trip transportation for the artist, domestic partner and/or dependent children, and a baggage/storage allowance
• A stipend for pre-departure Japanese language study in the United States.

Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Candidates must be professional creative artists (contemporary or traditional) working as: architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists and solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists). Artists who create original work in a multidisciplinary form are also eligible.

There are additional eligibility requirements for creative writers, librettists and playwrights.

Application Coversheet
Program Guidelines

Notification: By June 30, 2009

Additional information is available at

Japan-US Friendship Commission
1201 15th Street, NW, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20005


Deadline: Friday 28 November (RECEIVE)


Support program for new visual artists
Call for Proposals
Japan Foundation
Sydney, Australia

In February 2008, the Japan Foundation, Sydney, launched Facetnate!,a support program for new visual artists, with a vision to further cultural exchange through contemporary arts.

The Japan Foundation, Sydney, is now accepting proposals for the facetnate! 2009 program. Australia-based emerging visual artists and/ or curators are welcome to apply.

Proposals will be for visual art works - fine art, craft, film, new media, or other visual art – and should clearly demonstrate a strong Japan influence. Successful applicants will be required to coordinate a solo/ group exhibition or event as part of a collective project, which will run for the duration of 2009, following a launch in May.

The program is an initiative of the Japan Foundation, Sydney and aims to provide a platform for local artists to contribute to the dialogue between our two countries through artistic expression.

The Japan Foundation will provide successful applicants with a grant (A$3000) to carry out their project. We welcome proposals from individuals/groups from any ethnic background who meet the following criteria:

  • You are an emerging visual artist(s) and/ or curator(s) who has completed, or will have completed, tertiary studies in visual art by 2009.

  • While you do not need permanent residency status to apply, you must reside in Australia for the duration of 2009.

  • You agree with the aims of the Japan Foundation and likewise have a passion for furthering cross-cultural exchange between Japan and Australia, and introducing Japanese art and culture in Australia.

  • You can clearly demonstrate that your work is influenced by Japan and/ or is a cross-cultural art project between Japan and Australia.

  • You are able to express yourself fluently (writing/ speaking) in English.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their proposal late January.

Visit website for additional details:

Download Application Form: facetnate!_applicationform_2009.pdf

Download Gallery Floor plan: galleryfloorplan.pdf

About the Gallery/ Multipurpose Space: jf_venue-info.pdf

Should you require more details, please contact the Program Coordinator, Teruyo Horie, on 02 8239 0055 or email

2009 Woolworth Windows and Tollbooth Gallery Exhibitions

Deadline: November 10, 2008 at midnight (Email)

2009 Woolworth Windows and Tollbooth Gallery Exhibitions

2009 Urban Art Installations program
Tacoma Contemporary

Tacoma Contemporary seeks proposals for its 2009 Urban Art Installations program. This program invites artists, artist teams, and curators to develop temporary exhibitions for two spaces: the windows of the F.W. Woolworth building and the Tollbooth Gallery.

The Woolworth building has five distinct window spaces available for installations, totaling over 500 square feet.

The Tollbooth Gallery is a sidewalk kiosk with a video monitor and approximately 20 square feet of space for the installation of 2D or 3D work.

The exhibitions are lighted and available for viewing 24 hours a day.

Artists are responsible for installation and deinstallation of their projects. TaCo will provide a list of local art installers and holding locations for shipped artwork; artists are responsible for costs incurred with these services.

At the conclusion of the exhibition, the principal artist or curator will receive a $100 honorarium.


Applications are accepted via email only. The entire application should not exceed 3MB; compress the files if necessary.

Applications should include the following:

Project description – A Word or pdf file that includes project title, contact name, phone number and e-mail, names of participants, and detailed description of the proposed installation.

Work Samples
Work samples should be representative of the proposed project but do not have to represent actual works that will be included.

Woolworth Windows – Up to 15 jpegs, including samples of work by all participants.

Tollbooth Gallery – Send up to 3 videos in .mov or .mpeg format, compressed so the entire application totals no more than 3MB. In addition, send up to 5 jpegs of stills or work in other media.

Image Description List - A numbered list in Word or pdf format. For each image, list artist's name, dimensions of work, materials used, and date executed.

Other Support Materials - an artist resume is strongly recommended. Please enclose any other supplemental files or links you see fit to include.

Email proposals (3MB total size or less) to:
Hard-copy proposals will not be accepted.

For more information, please visit:

Project Description
Application Procedure
View Schematics
What TaCo Provides

Linden Postcard Show 2009

Deadline: Monday 1 December 2008 at 5pm (RECEIVE)

Linden Postcard Show 2009

St Kilda, Victoria
7 February – 27 March 2009

Format Two-dimensional work must not exceed 30cm high x 30cm wide – this includes the frame.

Three-dimensional work must not exceed 30cm high x 30cm wide x 30cm deep – this includes stand.

Entry Each artist may submit up to three pieces in any medium.

Conditions of Entry (truncated)
  1. The Postcard Show is open to all

  2. Entry fees are not refundable

  3. All works must be for sale.
    A commission of 27.5% will be taken on all works sold.

  4. Linden reserves the right to reproduce the work/s or parts thereof for the purpose of publicity, critical review and archival reference.

  5. Artists must take responsibility for the insurance of their work for the duration of the exhibition.

See prospectus for fee categories.

Visit website for complete details:

Download prospectus: 2009PostcardEntryForm.pdf

Linden – Centre for Contemporary Arts
26 Acland Street, St Kilda Vic 3182
Phone 03 9209 6794 Fax 03 9525 4607

IN PERSON:A celebration of the human form

Deadline: November 1, 2008 (POSTMARK)

IN PERSON:A celebration of the human form

Wallingford, PA

Open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Limit of 2 entries per artist. Entries must incorporate the human form. Entries must have been completed during the last 2 years and not previously exhibited at the Community Arts Center. All drawing and painting media accepted, including mixed media, wall sculpture and hand-pulled prints. (No photographs or computer-generated work.)


THIRD $300


CAC and Main Line Art Center Members:
$20 one piece $25 two pieces

$25 one piece $30 two pieces
Please make checks payable to “CAC”

Download the prospectus: 2009inpersonprospectus.pdf

Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086
610-566-1713 PHONE

Holiday Miniatures & Fine Artisan Crafts

Deadline: December 5, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Holiday Miniatures & Fine Artisan Crafts

CIAO Art Gallery
Jackson, WY
December 20, 2008 to January 9, 2009

The CIAO Gallery in Jackson WY, announces a call to artists for the "Holiday Miniature & Fine Artisan Crafts" exhibition.


  1. Work can be any shape, medium, style in 2D or 3D and must be no larger than 9x11 for any 2D

  2. Original work only and must be for sale


1st Place: Selected works will be featured in the gallery for 3 months with 6 months representation on the gallery website. If an artist is well received then the potential for full time representation exists.

2nd Place: 6 month representation on the gallery website, with potential of full time representation.

Visit website for additional details:

Prospectus: MiniatureArtisanHolidayApplication.pdf

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Hello Readers:

The next updates will appear on the site no later than
Saturday, October 25, 2008.

We hope you will pardon the erratic posting schedule. We are in development on a few projects which we initially hoped to present this month but will now present before the end of November.

As always, thanks for your readership.

The Keeper

Friday, October 10, 2008

26th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival

Deadline: November 21, 2008

26th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival

Request for Proposals
Glendale, Arizona
April 4-5, 2009

Event-Based Public Art Opportunity

The City of Glendale Public Art program is pleased to announce a new temporary public art opportunity for 2-4 artists or artist teams to produce site specific artwork in and around the Downtown Glendale area during the 26th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival.

Project Description
City of Glendale Marketing is organizing the Jazz & Blues Festival in Glendale for the 26th year in a row. In 2009 the event will be sponsored by the Gibson Guitar Company. To celebrate the longevity of this project Glendale Arts will collaborate by inviting contemporary artists to make innovative artwork that will engage a variety of audiences. This is an opportunity for either an emerging or experienced artist who would like to develop current work that will add to the art experience but will also compliment the festival setting.

The City’s goal with this temporary public art project is to bring another dimension to the festival with elements of surprise and delight and to introduce the public to contemporary artists and their work. Due to the bustle and commotion inherent in celebratory acts like this festival, work must be able to distinguish itself as an art piece or performance art piece to be successful. Unique projects are appreciated and highly encouraged. Artists in all disciplines are welcome to apply. All media accepted.

The selected artists will work with Art & Marketing staff on the logistics for the completed project.

Any artist or artist team who can present their piece on-site for the duration of the festival and can complete the set-up, day-to-day operation and tear down of their project and follow the timeline, on-schedule, is eligible to apply.

Project Budget
Budget: $40,000.00 divided between 2-4

The art budget is all-inclusive and will range from between $10,000-$30,000 depending on the scope of the project but must cover all expenses.

• All costs, including supplies, equipment rentals and materials, necessary for design, fabrication, footings and installation for completing this project.
• Taxes and insurance (estimated to be as much as 10% of the total budget).
• All costs for transportation for the artist, presentation materials and the artwork, including attendance at several public meetings and working with the City staff.
• Documentation leave behind (e.g. CD with photo documentation, DVD copy of video or sound work compatible with broadcast television, etc.) for portable collection archive.

CLICK HERE for the complete RFP: RFP-JazzBluesFestival2009updated.doc

Visit website for additional details: GlendaleJazzBluesFestival

Application Delivery
Melinda Bergman
Request for Proposals: Jazz & Blues Festival
Glendale Library and Arts
5959 W. Brown St
Glendale, AZ, 85302

For more information call 623-930-3755 or write to:

La Macina di San Cresci Residency

Deadline: November 15, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Fellowship Residence 2009
La Macina di San Cresci

Florence, Italy

La Macina di San Cresci, residence for artists member of RES ARTIS announces that the Municipality of Greve in Chianti (Florence, Italy) grants a fellowship for one month in the 2009 . This programme is open to artists between 18 and 35 years old, proposing innovative projects reflecting an opening to the human, social and economic contexts surrounding them.

Disciplines: Architecture (architecture design, urban studies, landscape design), Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics and Installation.

The fellowship recipient is granted Euro 1000 to cover expenses (art material, meals, local transport, etc.), in addition living space and studios free of charge. The selected artist is provided with a shared room and workspace in a shared studio for a 30 day period.

Calendar: The recipient may choose a 30 day time from January 15 to April 30.

Residency requirements: During the stay at La Macina di San Cresci, the selected artist is asked to give at least one informal lecture concerning his/her work, open to the public in general. The artist-in-residence is asked to leave one piece of work made during his/her stay as a donation to Municipality of Greve in Chianti.

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2008.

Application form and brochure with general information: &

Download prospectus: Application form .pdf


TEL. FAX : 055 8544793

Forecast Public Art Grant

Deadline: November 14, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. (RECEIVE)

Grant Opportunities
Forecast Public Art
St. Paul, MN

Our mission is to strengthen and advance the field of public art locally, nationally and internationally by expanding participation, supporting artists, informing audiences and assisting communities.

Artist Grants + Opportunities

Forecast Public Art's annual grant program, established in 1989, supports emerging, visual artists residing in the state of Minnesota.

These grants provide artists the chance to develop and create projects for a public audience anywhere in the state, receive increased recognition, and advance their artistic careers.

Category Three Update:
University Avenue Commission $3000

The 2009 Commission will be for a temporary billboard project at the northwest corner of University and Cleveland. Forecast will negotiate billboard rental, fabrication and installation. The $3000 amount will go directly to the artist for research and design fees. Applicants may use the application form (at right) but are not required to submit a budget. Narrative should speak to how your work and/or concept idea will address or reference the billboard site.

Review Process
2009 Grant Recipients announced February 7, 2009.

Forecast Public Art invites an independent panel to consider all eligible grant applications and recommend projects for funding. The members of this panel will include professionals from the Twin Cities, from greater Minnesota, and from outside the state, experienced in creating, critiquing, or curating public art. Selection will be based on the quality of the proposal, quality of work samples, value of project to applicant's artistic development and perceived benefit to the community (as defined by the applicant).

Grant News & Updates

Click here for a 2009 Application Form!
2009 Grant Program Guidelines + Application Form (PDF).
Application Deadline: must be received by
November 14, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.

Category 1: Research & Development $2000
Category 2: Public Project $7000
Category 3: University Ave. Comm. $3000

Visit the website for additional details:

The Forecast Public Art annual grant program is supported by Jerome Foundation.

Forecast Public Art
2324 University Avenue West
Suite 104
St. Paul, MN 55114
T 651.641.1128
F 651.641.1983

Monte Vista Holiday Festival Art Tour

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)
October 24, 2008 [for early publicity inclusion]
November 21, 2008 [final deadline for exhibition applications]

Monte Vista Holiday Festival Art Tour
December 5,6 2008

The Monte Vista Holiday Festival Art Tour will commence from 10-6 on December 5-6, 2008 in Monte Vista, Colorado. The Tour will consist of approximately 8-10 gallery stops connected by shuttle service throughout the town (Saturday only). It takes place amongst an abundance of holiday activities. For a full details, please visit the web page at

Contact persons:
Laura Murphy:, 719-850-0114
Jane Rhett: 719-852-5210,
Crystal Mascarenas:, 719-588-5638

Media: The Art Tour is open to all media, fine arts, craft and production works. All works must be of original design by the artist. All artists may be considered approved for participation unless contacted in writing within one week of MAC’s receipt of your application. MAC reserves the right to decline the works under the following conditions:
1. Mass, machine-produced (not hand-made).
2. Work does not meet the quality criteria set for the by the jurors.
3. Works might be considered offensive by community standards.
4. Work is not original (no “kit-work” will be accepted).

Fees: 20.00 Application/jury fee, 10.00 for MAC members, non-refundable, for an unlimited number of submissions, 20% commission on all sold works. Please indicate whether you will need a “booth” space. Please make all checks and money orders out to “Monte Arts Council.” Late applications may be considered if space allows, but all fees will be doubled.

Entry details/terms: All applications must be accompanied by digital or photographic images of the artists’ work to be considered for entry. Slides will not be considered and no substitutions will be allowed after the jury process. Production artists are exempt from the substitution rule, but work that fails to meet the quality of the sample photos may not be made available for sale in an effort to preserve the integrity of the event.

Entry forms must be received by deadline regardless of postmark.

All work will be considered based on suitability for the venue and space available. All works must be for sale.

Artists: Apply online to participate!

Download the 2008 art tour application here

Monte Vista Holiday Festival Art Tour
MAC C/O Laura Murphy
326 Stallo St.
Monte Vista, CO 81144

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Cloth Paper Scissors 2010 Calendar

Deadline: February 27, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Cloth Paper Scissors 2010 Calendar

We're making a Cloth Paper Scissors calendar for 2010, and you're invited to help. Each month and the cover will feature a piece of artwork by one of you, our readers.

The theme for our first Cloth Paper Scissors calendar will be "Life is like a box of..." and you choose the contents!

Is your life like—as they say—a box of chocolates? Or is it a box of ornaments?
Spools of thread? Fairy dust? Eggs? A combination of things? Show us what, in any given month, life is like a box of for you. You can use any media you like, so long as your submission conforms to the guidelines below. You may interpret the theme as a literal, three-dimensional box (no more than 2" deep) or as a two-dimensional representation. The "box" may be segmented or not. You can opt to show only the contents of your box, so long as the finished artwork fills the 12" x 12" space. The artists who create the 13 winning submissions (one for the cover and 12 for the months) will each receive a $200 gift certificate to our online store.

How it works:

Create up to two original, not previously published, 12" x 12" square pieces of mixed-media artwork based on the theme of "Life is like a box of…." Each piece of art must be 12" x 12", with a depth (height when laid flat) of no more than 2", and the entire submission, including packaging, must weigh no more than 5 lbs. The artwork should also be sturdy enough to be wrapped and shipped for display at various quilt and textile shows with Cloth Paper Scissors.
Please note: Your entry must be free of any text or images that are protected by copyright unless you have the expressed written permission from the person or institution that holds the copyright and you provide that written permission with your submission.

Although we welcome all mixed-media styles, each entry should be of original design, created for this challenge, and fit the theme. Also, though we encourage you to follow your muse, please be aware that artwork that is overall very dark or very shiny does not photograph well, and thus is less likely to be chosen.

Submit three 8" x 10" photographs of each submission, one of the full piece and two detail shots. To give your submission the best chance of being accurately evaluated, please make sure the photographs are well-lit, clear, and are printed on photo-quality paper (not copy paper).

Friday, March 20, 2009: We will announce the finalists on our website and ask them to ship the actual artwork to our office. Please check the website on that date as this will be the only notification to the finalists. We will not contact the finalists directly.
Friday, May 8, 2009: We will announce the winners on our website (winners will not be contacted directly).

Include a $10 entry fee with your submission. This $10 fee covers your entire submission, whether you enter one or two pieces.

We cannot accept emailed entries. However, if you have questions about the contest, please email us at or write to us at the address above.

Visit website for complete details:

Play on Words: Cloth Paper Scissors Challenge

Deadlline: January 26, 2009 (RECEIVE) & (EMAIL)

Play on Words: Cloth Paper Scissors Challenge

Join us as we celebrate all things linguistic. Go ahead: Collage a cliché, paint a paradox, or quilt a quote. Make a mixed-media piece inspired by a metaphor, an idiom, a simile. Or, you could celebrate a special someone who likes to play with words—whether it be Shakespeare or your MadLibs®-addicted son. Perhaps playing with words brings back a special memory of yesteryear: of spelling bees, primers, and blue books.

Your piece of art may be two- or three-dimensional; it may be one piece, such as an altered book, art quilt, or collage, or several pieces, like a triptych.
Your piece could represent one word, a quote, or a scene inspired by words.
Your artwork does not have to have a specific holiday theme, but motifs or colors that evoke thoughts and feelings related to spring, gardening, books, Mother's Day, or Father's Day are encouraged.

Here are the rules:

Make a mixed-media piece of art that is a play on words.

Your entry must be free of any text or images that are protected by copyright unless you have the expressed written permission from the person or institution that holds the copyright and you provide that written permission with your submission.

To be considered for the challenge, email two low-res images of the piece (one of the entire piece and one detail) by January 26, 2009, to, with the words "Play on Words" in the subject line. In the body of the email please write a short narrative explaining the inspiration for your piece as well as materials used.

You will be notified by email on February 2, 2009, if your piece has been selected. We will also post the names of "winners" on the Editor's blog.
Note: If accepted, your artwork must be in our offices no later than February 16, 2009.

The entire piece and all of its packaging must weigh less than 5 lbs., and fit into a standard shipping/ mailing box or padded envelope.

If you have questions about the "Play on Words" Challenge, please contact Barbara Delaney at

Visit website for complete details:

Coats & Clark Design Submissions

Deadline: Ongoing

Coats & Clark
Design Submissions

see updated address below

Design submissions are reviewed with our publication and publicity needs in mind. For information on submitting designs or using our products in your published projects contact:

{updated address}
Design Production Manager
Coats & Clark
3430 Toringdon Way
Suite 301
Charlotte, NC 28277

Visit website for additional details:

About Coats
For nearly two centuries, generations of needlecrafters around the world have looked to Coats for our signature quality and inspiration. Today the tradition continues. Whether your passion is sewing or quilting, crochet, knitting, needlework or crafts, creativity starts here!

Coats & Clark, America's #1 name in sewing and needlecraft products, is part of the world's largest textile/thread manufacturing company with products sold in over 150 countries for industrial and home use.

Today, Coats world-wide continues to innovate. Through ongoing research and product development, we explore new fibers, fabrics, finishes and their application for consumer and industrial use. We invite you to view our products and discover a world of color, texture, and versatility.

History of Coats & Clark
With a rich heritage dating back to the early 1800's, Coats history is interwoven with many key innovations and historic events dating back to the beginnings of the industrial revolution.

American Legacy 2009 Quilt Show

Deadline: March 1, 2009 (POSTMARK)

American Legacy 2009 Quilt Show
Creating Tomorrow's Treasures
The Georgia Agrirama Foundation
UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
Tifton, GA
April 9-11, 2009

A juried quilt show dedicated to the heritage of quilting and presenting the best in traditional and contemporary quilts of today and yesterday.

A category will be eligible for monetary awards when there are 10 or more entries. At the judges' discretion, monetary awards may be given for categories with fewer than 10 entries. All categories will be judged and ribbons awarded. Each quilt must consist of three layers: top, batting and backing held together with stitching (excluding Other Techniques).

Theme: Creating Tomorrow's Treasures

Prizes and Awards
Best of Show $250 Ribbons will be awarded for:
Best Hand Quilting $150 Theme interpretation
Best Machine Quilting $150 Viewer's Choice
First in Category $100 Second and Third in Category

Viewer's Choice
- Any quilt from the categories below, voted on by show attendees. Any size. Ribbon Award.
Pieced Quilts
- Any quilt that is 50% or more pieced. Awards given in large, medium and small sizes.
-length + width must be at least 120". Max. size 110" x 110".
- length + width at least 81" but not more than 120"
-length + width not more than 80"

Appliquéd Quilts- Any quilt that is 50 % or more appliquéd. Awards given in large, medium and small sizes.
- length + width must be at least 120". Max. size 110 x 110"
- length + width at least 81" but not more than 120"
- length + width not more than 80"

Whole Cloth Quilt
– Quilts where the design is created solely by the quilt stitch using a single piece of fabric, NO piecing. Any size.

Art Quilt
- Quilts reflecting substantial deviation from traditional patterns and sets, original in design with emphasis on color, line and design. Any size.
This category includes journal quilts.

- Quilts with overall patterns reflecting reduced scale. Blocks, if used, must be 4" or less.

Must measure no more than 24" on any side.

Other Techniques
- Examples of this category will include yo-yo quilts, embroidered and /or heavily embellished quilts, crazy quilts, cathedral window quilts, and quilts with very special techniques. Any size except miniature.

- Any quilt that two or more people work on in the construction or finishing in any way. Any size.

Young Quiltmakers
- Quilts made by quilters under the age of 18 or students in grade 12 or under. Young quiltmakers are not limited to this category. Any size.

Fees: $10 fee per entry.

Visit the website for complete details:

Download the application: quilt_app.pdf

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie

Deadline: October 18, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie Exhibit
Carnegie Center
January 9 – March 7, 2009

Form Not Function is an annual juried show of contemporary quilt art, open to artists living in the United States. All works must be quilted (two or more layers held together with stitches); other techniques and mediums may be incorporated. Works must be able to hang on the all. Works must be original and completed since January 1, 2006.

Maximum size is 55" wide and 84" long.
There is no minimum size.

$1,000 best in show, plus additional cash awards for excellence. Awards will be judged by Scott Erbes, Curator of Decorative Arts, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY.

The jurors selecting works for the exhibition are the members of the River City Fiber Artists: Pat DaRif, Kathleen Loomis, Marti Plager, Joanne Weis, Valerie White, and Juanita Yeager.

Entry Fees and Submission Procedures
$25.00 for three works; $10 for each additional work entered. We are no longer accepting slides. All images must be on a CD in jpg format. CDs will not be returned. Entry form, correct fee, and the CD with the images, artist's statement and bio must be postmarked by October 18, 2008. Artists will be notified of acceptance by November 14, 2008.

We encourage artists to offer their works for sale. The Carnegie Center, Inc. will retain a 25% commission on any sales.

Download the prospectus: 2009 Prospectus

For further information, call the Carnegie Center at 812-944-7336 or visit our website at

Friday, October 03, 2008

Living Arts Centre Resident Artist Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Resident Artist Program
@ the Living Arts Centre

Artist Residencies
Mississauga ON

The Resident Artist Program has been created to provide opportunities for a blend of recent graduates of arts and design institutions, as well as mid-career artists, to create, explore, learn and exchange ideas and insights, within a multi-disciplinary environment.

We have eight professional studios in Wood, Glass, Sculpture, Flameworking, Photography, Painting and Drawing, Ceramics, Textile and Fibre Arts.

Short and long term residencies are available.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Studio space is available in 2008-2009

Operating within a facility that offers a diverse choice of performing and visual arts programs, patrons of all ages enjoy a line-up of musicians and artists, and opportunities for hands-on creative expression in a professional arts environment. This marriage between visual and performing arts, community education and professional art practice provides a valued and unique atmosphere for emerging artists.


Long Term
12-month residency with the option to renew up to three years
Teaching and corporate commission opportunities
Full listed benefits and services

6 to 11-month residency with the option to renew up to three years
Teaching and corporate commission opportunities
Full listed benefits and services

Project-based Residency

Application Information
Contact the Coordinator, Exhibitions and Residency Programs for information or to apply, click on the application form found under the studio section of interest. Please note, you must provide your own accommodation - this is not a live-in residency. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Call for information on availability of space and time or to arrange a personal tour.

Download the Application Form

Coordinator, Exhibitions & Resident Artists
phone: 905.306.6199

Mailing Address:
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga ON L5B 4B8

For more information about the selection criteria, please visit website at:

Public Art at Lincoln Park

Deadline:November 21, 2008 @ 12:00PM (RECEIVE)

Public Art at Lincoln Park
Percent for Art Program

Request for Proposal
Milwaukee County
Milwaukee, WI

Project Background
The scope of the Lincoln Park Aquatic Center Public Art project has changed to incorporate the entire Lincoln Park site. Due to this change, the Milwaukee County Public Art Committee is reissuing a Call to Artists for the Lincoln Park Public Art Project in an effort to solicit interested artists.

Lincoln Park (1301 West Hampton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI) is the focal point of the northeasterly region of Milwaukee County,
for which it was named, and is an impressive asset which caters to a broad spectrum of interests.

Scope of Work
Milwaukee County’s goal is for public art to become an incorporated component of the entire Lincoln Park site. The artwork shall aid and enhance the visitors’ functional, perceptive and aesthetic experience at the park. A single piece of art or multiple pieces of art located throughout the park will be considered for the project. Milwaukee County requires the artwork to be site specific and suitable for viewers of all ages and backgrounds.

The total public art budget for the Lincoln Park project is approximately $250,000.

Selection Criteria
Artists will be selected on the basis of:
• Appropriateness of artist’s medium, style, and public art concept.
• Expression of an informed point of view regarding the site, history and community in written materials and in the interview process.
• Demonstrated ability to work with a project team.
• Availability to participate in the design, approval and implementation of the project as required, as well as at least one community meeting.
• Artistic Merit as evidenced by representation of past work images.

Submission Requirements
The Milwaukee County Percent for Art program encourages all interested public art artists to submit for the project. Submittals from, but not limited to, collaborative artist teams, emerging artists, environmental artists, and independent public artists will be accepted.

November 21, 2008 Deadline for receipt of artist concept proposal submissions
December 12, 2008 Notify short listed artists to be interviewed

Call to Artist: CalltoArtistsLincolnPark091208.pdf
Lincoln Park Site Plans: LincolnParkSitePlans.pdf

Visit website for additional details: CalltoArtistLincolnPark.htm

Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular

Deadline: October 8, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Indie Craft Experience
Holiday Shopping Spectacular 2008

Ambient + Photo Studio
Atlanta, GA
Saturday, November 15, 2008

Terms & Conditions For Accepted Vendors
Thanks for your interest in participating in the Indie Craft Experience. All items must be handmade. This is a juried event with a limited number of slots. We receive many applications and cannot accept everyone. The application deadline is October 8, 2008. We will send out notifications by October 13, 2008. We will not consider your application if it is not complete or if we receive it after the deadline. By completing the application below you agree to all terms and conditions.

We will not consider your application unless we receive: Completed Form, Photos, Payment (via PayPal; you do not have to have a PayPal account to pay through PayPal). If you are not accepted your money will be promptly returned to you after October 13, 2008.

The fee to participate is $85. This amount is due with your application.

If accepted, but you are unable to participate we will offer a refund if you notify us by October 18, 2008. After October 18, 2008 we cannot offer a refund - no exceptions.

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. Put info about Vendor #2 in the “Briefly Describe Your Craft” section and include a photo from each of you.

Each vendor will have a space that is 6 ft. x 5 ft. Vendors are responsible for their entire display: tables, chairs, table clothes, racks, etc.

Day of the Event:
The event is Saturday, November 15, 2008 in Ambient + Photo Studio in Atlanta from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Set up will be done on a staggered schedule which we will send out after vendors are accepted. Ambient + has a small load-in area so it is very important that everyone respect the time slot they are given. This schedule will be tight and everyone needs their allotted amount of time. Please, do not break down early. You are expected to remain set up until 6 p.m. If you break down early we will not be able to accept you for future shows.

Once you are accepted, we will ask you to send swag for the 300 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, fun stuff, etc.

ICE Application:

Visit website for complete details:

Gimmie Shelter: Sustainably Designed Structures in an Urban Woodland

Deadline: November 21, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Gimmie Shelter: Sustainably Designed Structures
in an Urban Woodland

Request for Proposals
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Environmental Art Program
Spring 2009

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education's Environmental Art Program presents a Request for Proposals for a competition in sustainable design and building on a small scale. Artists, designers, architects, and students are invited to design and build semi-permanent, functional woodland shelters on the grounds of Philadelphia's Schuylkill Center, using sustainable design and building techniques. The competition aims to encourage collaboration between artists, designers and architects, to demonstrate and promote sustainable building methods, and to present the visiting public with a physical experience of the applied possibilities of sustainability to our lives and in our connection to the natural world.

The competition is open to all artists, architects,and designers interested in submitting a design. Entrants are encouraged to work in collaboration with individuals from outside their discipline. Partnering with schools, community groups, or arts organizations is also acceptable. Students in an accredited program are also eligible to apply.

Entry Fee: None
Awards: US $5,500

Up to six designs will be selected by a distinguished panel of jurors including:
Mark Hughes, Philadelphia's new Director of Sustainability
William W. Braham, PhD FAIA, Department of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Jeanne Jaffe, Professor and Chair of Fine Arts, University of the Arts
Laurie D. Olin, Olin Partnership
Libby Rosof, art critic, artblog
Roberta Fallon, art critic, Philadelphia Weekly and artblog

Download Prospectus: GimmeShelterRFP.pdf

For more information about the The Schuylkill Center visit:

Zoe Cohen
Art Program Manager
The Schuylkill Center
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Phildelphia, PA 19128

BookEnds: the book as art

Deadline: November 17, 2008 by 5:00 pm (RECEIVE)

BookEnds: the book as art

Torpedo Factory Art Center
Target Gallery
Alexandria, VA
January 22 – February 22, 2009

BookEnds an exhibition that focuses on the book as art and will be open to all artists nationally and internationally. The exhibition will be split between two venues,Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery and Pyramid Atlantic: A Center for Print, Paper and Book Arts. The juror for this exhibition is Helen Frederick, Founder and former director of Pyramid Atlantic. Frederick will choose the work that will be on display at both galleries.

All work must be for sale. A commission of 40% will be taken on all works sold as a result of this exhibition. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the exhibition closing. Works are insured while in Target Gallery. Artists are required to sign a Loan Agreement and a Terms & Condition Agreement if accepted. The Target Gallery will keep the slides and images of accepted works and reserves the right to reproduce the images for all media and publicity purposes.

Work should be less than 15 feet overall (height + width + length), with no one dimension measuring more than 7 feet. Final measurements must be inclusive of frame, if applicable. Weight may not exceed 150 pounds. All entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work.

All work selected must be ready for exhibit: 2D work must be framed with secure hanging devices; 3D work must be suitably prepared with instructions for installation. The gallery reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.

Fee: $35.00 for up to three works. Additional entry must include $10 for each entry over the initial three. Only one detail per entry image allowed.

Image entry will be PC compatible JPEG digital files and by 35mm slides only. Review will be by digital image only. We strongly suggest digital submission. All 35mm slides will be scanned before jury and require an additional $3 fee per slide.

For more info visit and click on “Target”.

Download the prospectus: BookendsProspectus.pdf

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-838-4565 ext. 4

Blue Guitar Magazine

Deadline: October 31, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Blue Guitar Magazine

Cover Art

Arizona Artist wanted for "Blue Guitar Magazine" cover art

We are asking Arizona artists to submit their artwork for the first cover issue of the "Blue Guitar Magazine". A literary arts magazine; it will feature Arizona writers and artists. The winning artwork will also become the logo for the magazine.

Blue Guitar Magazine is a project of the Arizona Consortium for the Arts

Editor-in-Chief: Rebecca Dyer

There is no fee to submit work for the cover page/logo contest.

Artists are encouraged to submit an image of work on a CD. The artists are encouraged to depict a blue guitar plus the artist’s vision of the work.
The magazine editors will select work based on digital jpeg images.
No slides will be accepted. (Slides can be scanned and burned to CD)
Images must be submitted on a non-returnable CD or via e-mail.

Visit website for complete details:

or call 602-263-5373

Send entry materials to:

ACA, Cover Art/Logo
14608 N 40th Way
Phoenix, AZ 85032

National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2009

Deadline: December 15, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Fiber Directions 2009
National Juried Fiber Exhibition

INFO: Competition. Limited Arts Media. Indoor.

EXHIBITION DATES: March13- May 10 2009

WHERE: Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E Central. Tues-Sun, 1-5pm. No admission fee.

RESTRICTIONS: Hand-woven or handmade fiber forms. Coverlets, pillows, tablecloths, garments, rugs, non-functional tapestries, wall hangings, 2-D and 3-D works, etc.

FACILITIES: After hours security. Exhibitor provides display equipment

JUROR: Jason Pollen, Chair of Fiber Department, Kansas City Art Institute.

FEES: $30 non-refundable for up to 3 artworks. 40% commission

REGISTRATION: Deadline is December 15, 2008

ENTRY PROCEDURE: may be represented by digital photo in JPEG format, with images of all entries copied on one single CD or emailed. Label each JPEG with title and size (slides allowed but digital preferred)

Sponsor: Wichita Center for the Arts

Contact: Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central, Wichita, KS 67206, phone(316)634-2787, fax (316)634-0593, email:

TEXT Journal

Deadline: March 1, 2009 (RECEIVE) & (Ongoing)

TEXT Journal

The Textile Society
St Albans, UK

TEXT Journal - Notes for Contributors

Articles should normally be a maximum of 4,000 words in length; reviews of books or exhibitions a maximum of 1,000 words. Longer submissions will be assessed on their own merits.

Articles should fit into the description of the aims of the Society, as described in the constitution.

Manuscripts should be sent to one of the editors by 1 March. Contributions will be returned only if postage is pre-paid. The decision of the Editorial Sub-Committee regarding acceptance is final.

Presentation (truncated)

  1. Manuscripts should be sent to one of the editors by 1 March. Contributions will be returned only if postage is pre-paid. The decision of the Editorial Sub-Committee regarding acceptance is final.

  2. Articles should be word-processed using Microsoft Word for Windows/Works for Windows, or typed on one side of A4 paper, double spaced with wide margins, and numbered consecutively. Articles on disc or CD should be accompanied by a paper copy of all text which includes bold, italics and underlining.

  3. The title page of articles should indicate the title, author’s name, address and telephone number, and institution where relevant. Book review articles should be headed: title, name of author, publisher, date, number of pages, number of illustrations, ISBN number and price. Exhibition reviews should be headed: title, dates and location, and should, if applicable, reflect the retrospective nature of the exhibition at time of publication.

  4. High quality images should be provided only when the article is accepted for publication. These must be clearly labelled. Photocopies or digital versions of illustrations should be included with the initial submission.

  5. The author is responsible for copyright clearance and reproduction fees and should provide the editors with written evidence of copyright clearance; acknowledgement of sources must be given where appropriate.

Visit the website for complete details:


Maternal Legends: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Artist Books

Deadline: October 24, 2008 (RECEIVE) & (Online)

Maternal Legends:
A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Artist Books

23 Sandy Gallery
Portland, OR
December 5, 2008 – January 3, 2009

THEME - Maternal Legends. Mothers, grandmothers, sisters, stories,
histories, legends, legacies. What did we learn from our mothers and
their mothers and their mothers? What are the stories that have been
passed down through the generations? How did the women in our family
shape who we are today? Let's explore and celebrate our Maternal
Legends through the magic of artist books.

MEDIA - This exhibit is open to book arts related artworks created as
either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book
objects, altered books, zines or broadsides are encouraged. Any
medium, any style. Broadsides must be framed behind acrylic (not
glass) and ready to hang.

JUROR - This exhibition will be juried by Cara List who is the artist
books librarian at the Art and Architecture Library at the University
of Oregon.

PURCHASE PRIZE - One artwork chosen by the jurors will be awarded a
purchase prize. That work will be purchased and donated to the artist
book collection at the University of Oregon.

FEES - A $25 non-refundable entry fee for up to three artworks must accompany each submission.

More information and entry forms at:

TO SUBMIT ONLINE - Submit online using our Online Entry Form.

TO SUBMIT VIA MAIL - Download the PDF Entry Form for mail submissions.

Laura Russell
23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-927-4409
Web site:

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre

Deadline: Ongoing

Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre

Call for Artists
Haliburton, ON

Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre is seeking bodies of work that creatively explore rural Ontario themes using traditional and non-traditional materials. Selection is based on demonstrated quality, innovation, and excellence.

Professional exhibitions run for 5-7 weeks in the Highland Gallery (formerly the station's freight room). The Highland Gallery is 900 sq. ft., and is equipped with a digital projector and sound system. The floors are original (1878). Please contact the Gallery to request a floorplan and wall dimensions if required.

Your proposal will include:
• Artist Statement - Ideally, your statement will address a clear body of work that centres on a theme or question. Links between subject matter, your choice of medium and your philosophy should be highlighted.
• Current resume or CV
• 10-20 examples of recent artist's work, digital (PC compatible) or slides, labeled to correspond with support materials list
• Support materials list (title of each work, date, medium, price (if applicable) and size of work
• A paragraph describing how the artist might incorporate public or educational programming
• Self-addressed stamped envelope for return of results and materials.

To submit online please contact the Gallery in advance.

Send submissions by post to:
Laurie Jones, Executive Director
Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre
23 York Street, POB 912, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0

Visit website for complete details:

telephone: 705-457-2330


Deadline: Ongoing


Crazy Quilting

CQMagOnline, formerly known as CQMag, is a quarterly publication with new issues in late January, April, July and October.

To Submit Photos to the Readers' Showcase
Photos for the Readers' Showcase will be accepted on the basis of space considerations for each new issue. Photos may be forwarded via email in a jpg, gif, or bmp format. Please include your name and a brief statement regarding the project. You may submit up to 10 photos per issue, but additional photos will not increase your chances of winning a prize. Send to Submission Reader's Showcase with "CQMagOnline Readers' Showcase" in the Subject line.

If you need more than a few sentences to describe your photo, please consider writing an article about your project and submitting it that way instead. We are always looking for articles about CQ projects.

To Submit an Article for Publication
To be considered for publication in this magazine, articles must be related to the subject of Crazy Quilting.

If you are interested in writing an article, forward a brief synopsis of your idea for consideration. Send to subject=CQMagOnline Article Submission, with "CQMagOnline Article" in the Subject line.

Once you have agreed to write an article, there are a few things to consider. Please include a resource list for materials used in the article, including a web site, phone number or other contact information for the techniques demonstrated and/or materials used. You are encouraged to join the CQMagOnline Yahoo Group to participate in focused discussions about the magazine. You are also encouraged to provide a little biographical information and a small thumbnail photo with your article. This will appear at the bottom of your article, unless you become a regular staff member.

Format for Submitting for Your Article
As this is a web based magazine, articles will be converted to either html or shtml format. An HTML template can be provided for you. However, if you are unable or uncomfortable with this format, you may submit your article in email or as a text file. Since the staff will need to make formatting and editorial changes, you want to keep it in simple HTML or plain text. If you have any questions, please contact the Assistant Editor.

Visit website for complete details:

Twist Collective

Deadline: Ongoing

Twist Collective


The idea of Twist Collective came from our shared desire to bring talented designers and writers together, to give them a beautiful showcase for their work, and pay them fairly. After publication with Twist Collective, designers have the option of using the pattern as we produced it, photography and all. Meanwhile, writers have an explicit right to use their work here as the beginning of something bigger, if they like, or just to work out an idea in a publishing format that allows them their own voice.

Twist Collective will be published quarterly, send monthly newsletters updating subscribers with news and events, and the magazine’s blog will supplement issues with contributor and reader content, updates to the site, and other surprises.

Design Submissions
Send to:

Article Submissions
Send to:

Visit the website to view the publication:

Indie Fixx: Call for Designers/Crafters

Deadline: Ongoing

Indie Fixx

Handmade Goods for Your Indie Shopping Fix
Call for Designers/Crafters

Submit your products
Indie Fixx is always looking for new indie designers/crafters to carry in the store. If you think your products would be a good fit, send an email with your business info, 3-5 product images and/or your url. All are welcome to submit, no matter how big or small your shop is or even if you don't have a shop yet.

Visit website for complete details:

About the Shop
Jen Wallace created the Indie Fixx Shop in 2007 as an extension of her blog, Indie Fixx, with the goal of supporting and promoting independent design and small DIY business people. Jen chooses products from the practical to the whimsical and offers goods that appeal to those who are looking to shop off the beaten path. The inventory changes often and there are periodic sales and other promotions, so make sure to check back often.

About the Proprietress
Jen is the writer behind the curtain at Indie Fixx and puts together the monthly juried showcase of indie made goods called the Indie Fixx Galleria . She also has her own jewelry shop called Tilting Swiftly.