Friday, April 24, 2009

PACE 2009: Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition

Deadline: July 13, 2009 (RECEIVE)

PACE 2009
Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition

Curt Teich Postcard Archives
Lake County Discovery Museum
Wauconda, IL
July 17 & 18, 2009 -- Art Sale
October 2009 -- Exhibition

The Curt Teich Postcard Archives at the Lake County Discovery Museum is pleased to announce a call for entries for the eighth biannual Postcard Art Competition and Exhibition (PACE). The juried competition celebrates the postcard as an art form and challenges artists, over age 18, to create original works of art in 4-by-6-inch postcard size.

The deadline for submissions to the PACE competition is July 13, 2009. Art in any two-dimensional medium reproducible by photographic process is acceptable, as is three-dimensional work with a depth no greater than three-eighths of an inch. Winning artworks will be included in an exhibit that opens in October 2009 at the Lake County Discovery Museum, near Wauconda, and then travels to various local galleries and cultural institutions for approximately one year.

The exhibition showcases 36 finalists. Work will be judged on overall creativity, content, technical expertise and ease of reproduction within the postcard format. Cash prizes and printed copies of the postcard made from their design will be awarded to the top 12 entries. All entries are eligible to participate in an art sale in July 17 & 18, 2009.

About the Jurors

Keith Sadler has been collecting photographs, folk art, and postcards for over twenty-five years. His collection has been featured in “Outsider Art From Chicago Collections” at the Chicago Cultural Center, “The Art of Lee Godie” at Intuit, the Center for Outsider Art and most recently, “Movie Portraits by Stephen Anderson” at the South Shore Arts Center in Munster, Indiana.

Michael Williams is the author or coauthor of six books, including Richard Nickel’s "Chicago: Photographs of a Lost City." His latest book is "Who We Were: A Snapshot History of America," a history of the United States told through personal snapshots found at flea markets and antique shops.

For complete rules and entry form, download the prospectus. [pdf]

For more information visit the website:

Or, the following:

Lake County Discovery Museum
Curt Teich Postcard Archives

Media Contact:
Debra Gust
Image & Licensing Specialist
Curt Teich Postcard Archives
(phone) 847-968-3401

PACE 2009
Curt Teich Postcard Archives
Lake County Discovery Museum
27272 N. Forest Preserve Road
Wauconda, IL 60084
(phone) 847-968-3400

The Lake County Discovery Museum’s Curt Teich Postcard Archives contains the world’s largest public collection of picture postcards and related materials, with cataloged images dating from 1893 to 1978 that relate to over 10,000 towns and cities in North America and more than 87 foreign countries. The Lake County Discovery Museum’s permanent exhibition “Bringing the World Home” showcases many of the Archives’ postcards.

National Quilt Museum Annual Competition

Deadline: November 3, 2009 (RECEIVE)

New Quilts From An Old Favorite

National Quilt Museum
Paducah, Kentucky
Exhibition and Travel ends December 31, 2011

2010 Contest - Theme: Sunflower

Quilters around the world are invited to enter outstanding quilts in this 17th Annual Competition coordinated by The National Quilt Museum of the United States (Museum of the American Quilter’s Society). The 2010 competition is open to quilts that are innovative interpretations of the traditional Sunflower pattern.

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

Rules of Entry (truncated)
  • Anyone can enter a cloth quilt by submitting digital images (one full view and one detail), a completed entry blank and an entry fee. These must arrive at the Museum by November 3, 2009. CDs will not be returned.

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

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

  • Limit: one entry per person or team.

  • The quilt must have been finished after December 31, 2006, and be in excellent condition.

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

1st place: $3,000
2nd place: $1,500
3rd place: $750
4th place: $500
5th place: $300
Finalists: $100

Award winners will be chosen by a panel of judges by December 15, 2009.

Download the 2010 rules & entry [pdf]

Visit the website for more information:

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson Street
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
Phone: 270-442-8856
FAX: 270-442-5448

Interweave Crochet Contributor Guidelines

Deadline: Ongoing

Interweave Crochet
Contributor Guidelines

Interweave Press

Designers: Submit Designs for the Magazine Interweave Crochet

Designers: We are always looking for new and original designs that reflect the elegant and innovative projects you've come to expect from Interweave Crochet. Download our submission guidelines for our current call for submissions and the submission form for instructions on how to submit your work.

Writers: Please download the submission guidelines and form to present your article proposal.

Submission Guidelines [pdf]
updated Feb 13, 2009

Submission Form [pdf]

Visit the website for current deadlines, publication dates, and information regarding submissions to the Readers Gallery:

European Cultural Foundation Project Grants

Deadline: 31 July 2009 (RECEIVE)

Artistic Project Grants

European Cultural Foundation

The ECF Grants scheme

Artistic Project Grants for cultural organisations and individual artists.

General: Supports outstanding artistic projects which show vision in illuminating the issues of diversity in Europe. Artistic uniqueness and European relevance of projects are vital.

Average grant: €30 000 - €60 000

Who is eligible?
• Artists and organisations working in any artistic discipline, and residing/based in Europe (i.e. European Union and the neighboring regions).
• Individual artists who have a demonstrable track record in their chosen discipline (at least 5 years’ experience).

?? You must submit a curriculum vitae (CV) and two letters of reference.
?? You are more likely to be considered if you are collaborating with a venue/producer/partner.
?? You need to get at least 10% of your total budget through other sources (e.g. in-kind contributions, own financial support or grants/subsidies from other foundations).
?? For the first phase of the application procedure, confirmation of support from co-funders/partners should be submitted; if selected in the second round, we will request official letters of intent from cofunders/

What is eligible?
• Projects of artistic originality and European relevance, which illuminate cultural diversity and processes of change within European society.
• The proposal must be for a new project in the phase of preparation.
• The project must be completed 18 months after the contract has been signed (envisaged November 2009).

More information is available on the website:

Download the guidelines:

Eastern State Penitentiary Artists' Proposals

Deadline: June 16, 2009, 5:00 pm (RECEIVE)

Artists' Proposals
Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia, PA
2010 Season

Types of Funding and Approval

Eastern State Penitentiary now provides funding on two tracks: Exhibition Approval and Proposal Development. Proposals and deadlines for the two types of funding are nearly identical. Exceptions are noted below.

Exhibition Approval: Maximum $7,500.00 per project, includes approval to exhibit during the proposed exhibition cycle. It is not necessary to have applied for or received Proposal Development. Must be for current exhibition cycle. No artist installations can be approved to exhibit on the property without approval through this process. All projects that are approved are for exhibit during one full tour season (April through November), unless otherwise discussed. Artists whose work is currently on exhibit can apply through a separate process to extend their installation by one tour season.

Proposal Development: Maximum $2,500.00 per project, for development of an Exhibition Approval proposal. Proposal Development cannot be applied to the current exhibition cycle. This funding is designed to develop an idea or body of work that will later be submitted as an Exhibition Approval proposal in a later cycle. It is intended to offset travel costs and artist materials for ambitious projects that may require extensive work to develop. It is not necessary to name which year an Exhibition Approval proposal will be submitted. Receipt of Proposal Development does not guarantee later Exhibition Approval, nor that the work will ever be exhibited.


Collaborative proposals are permitted; each artist may only submit just one proposal per year (whether alone or as part of a collaboration), and must choose between the Proposal Development and Exhibition Funding categories.

Artists who have previously exhibited at the site must wait five years before submitting a proposal for a new installation.

Currently enrolled undergraduate students are ineligible to apply.

All proposals must be for a site-specific installation.

Proposals will not be reviewed if they are submitted after the deadline, are incomplete or do not follow the requirements.

Exhibition Conditions: (truncated)

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark, the highest designation for an historic property under Federal Law. It is also a ruin, abandoned in 1971, and stands today as an architectural shell. The building has virtually no running water, no climate control, and limited electrical service. These conditions can be destructive to many types of materials. Most artists working at Eastern State build their work for the space and incorporate the inevitable deterioration into the piece.

Because of the building's condition, neither Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc. (the organization that administers the historic site) nor the City of Philadelphia (the owner of the site) can be responsible for damage to work on site. The historic site carries insurance for the safety of the public while in the complex, and of the artists during the installation process, but not for the value of the art installations on display.

Visit website to view complete information and Artists' Proposal guidelines:

Download Proposal information in two formats:

Word: Guidelines_for_Artists_2010_Cycle.doc

PDF: Guidelines_for_Artists_2010_Cycle.pdf

Samples of previous installations and previous successful proposals are also posted on the web site.


Sean Kelley
Program Director
(215) 236-5111 extension 13

Eastern State Penitentiary
Administrative Offices
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Wales Art International Opportunities Fund

Deadline: Ongoing
Deadlines for receiving applications to the International Opportunities Fund are the last Friday in each month.

International Opportunities Fund
Wales Art International

Cardiff, Wales

Purpose of the Fund

The purpose of the International Opportunities Fund is to encourage professional arts practitioners both to explore potential partnerships with a view to future collaborations and to deliver collaborative projects with practitioners, producers, presenters or promoters in countries outside the UK.


The Fund is open to professional arts organisations based in Wales and to professional artists who live in Wales.

Level of support

For research activity, funding support is available primarily towards travel costs. For the delivery of project activity, funding support towards overall costs will not exceed £3,000.


The following factors are taken into consideration when assessing applications:

  • the likely delivery of high quality, contemporary work with potential for contributing to artform development in Wales

  • the professional experience of the applicant

  • the potential for new work for artists that has an enduring or sustainable value

  • a professional commitment to international exchange and collaboration expressed through clear strategic objectives for carrying out the proposed activity

  • an enthusiasm to co-operate with international practitioners and to actively engage with international networks

  • the viability of the budget for the proposal and the level of partnership funding

  • relevance to Wales Arts International’s broader strategic and geographic priorities
The broad strategic priorities are:

1. Maximising international opportunities through communication, networks and artist led initiatives through IOF
2. Increasing investment in the arts in Wales
3. international impact and recognition

The broad geographic priorities are USA, India, China (Chongqing) , France, Germany, Québec, Catalonia, Silesia, Australia (New South Wales), South Africa, Japan. Please note that these may change as the strategy progresses.

Support is available for overseas visits aimed at the development of international work in Wales, and the development and delivery of activity outside the UK. Proposals should have a collaborative focus.

Submitting an application

Organisations or individual artists interested in submitting an application to the International Opportunities Fund should, in the first instance, speak to Nikki Morgan (contact details below). All forms have an individual application number and a new form must be issued for each application.

Applications will not be considered where the applicant has purchased travel tickets prior to submitting an application, or towards retrospective costs.

Please note that complete applications should be received to a deadline with a minimum of two months prior to the start date of the activity. Wales Arts International aims to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within six weeks of the deadline after the application is received.

If your proposal is supported by Wales Arts International, you will need to submit a written report including images or other materials where appropriate, including evidence of the expenditure you incurred covered by our support, within 60 days of the end of your project or research visit. This report could, with your agreement, be shared with others planning to work in a related context.

Full details available on the website:

For further information please contact:

Hannah Jones
International Assistant Officer
Wales Arts International
9 Museum Place
CF10 3NX
Tel: +44 (0)29 2037 6500
Fax: +44 (0)29 2022 1447

DesignPhiladelphia Program Proposals

Deadline: May 30, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Program Proposals

Philadelphia, PA
October 7-13, 2009 *new dates*

Participate in 2009!

Interested in participating, coordinating an event, creating an exhibition, hosting a lecture - or want to get involved but aren't yet sure how?

Please submit your info and ideas via the form provided (link below).

DesignPhiladelphia is the largest event of its kind in the U.S. Reaching more than 55 million people
via media impressions and an attendance of 235,000 in 2008, DesignPhiladelphia is a great
opportunity to promote your creative design work to a regional and national audience.

2009 Call for Programming is now available at:

Please submit completed forms to or fax to 215.951.2662

While there is no charge to participate, a $100 donation will help DesignPhiladelphia expand programming.

Visit website for additional details:

San Luis Valley Folk Art and Fiber Exhibit

Deadline: May 23, 2009 (POSTMARK)

San Luis Valley Folk Arts And Fiber Festival

Monte Vista, Colorado
June 13-July 10, 2009

Jury Process: The SLV FAFF Jury will consist of professional and amateur artists. Final decisions will be based on the number and type, variety of applicants, application presentation, space availability, etc. There will be one prize awarded for People's Choice. The winning artist will receive a page on the festival website for one year highlighting their work. All images and info for said page will be provided by the winning artist (digital images only).

Fees: $20.00 for three entries, 10.00 each entry thereafter (unlimited). There will be a 30% commission on all works sold. The SLVFAFF will issue a sales check within 21 days of the exhibition closing. Fees can be paid through Paypal at the exhibit website page or by sending payment through Paypal to

Setup: Artists will need to drop their entries off at 1631Grande Avenue in Monte Vista on Monday, 6/6/08 from 10AM-12PM and pick them up between 10AM--1PM on Monday 6/14/08. Those who cannot make these times, should arrange to have another person drop off/pick up their work on their behalf as the organizers will not be available at another time. Works that are not picked up or have mailing arrangements made for them become the legal property of the SLVFAFF and are subject to disposal at our discretion.

Insurance: This exhibit is not insured. All artists who enter their works do so with this understanding and at their own risk. Please insure your shipped works both ways.

Publicity: This exhibit will be covered and advertised by means of radio, newspaper, direct mailing, Internet and television. All artists accepted for exhibition will remain linked to the SLVFAFF website for six months-except the winner of the Juror's Choice award (see above).

Media: All media are welcome, but works that best represent folk, traditional, naive arts, fine crafts and fiber arts will be prioritized.

Size Restrictions: All 2D works must be no larger than 36" x 48"installed. All 3D
works must be no taller than 36" tall and 24" wide at its widest point. All 3D works must be stable. No works will be shown that run the risk of falling.

Originality: All works must be original (no "kits" allowed), and executed within the last 3 years. No works previously submitted to the festival will be considered.

Images for jury: The jury will consider only digital images.No slides will be considered for exhibition and only digital images will be considered for publicity and web use. Images may be emailed to Works that do not live up to their image quality maybe disqualified from exhibition upon receipt.

Visit website for complete details: San Luis Valley Folk Arts And Fiber Festival

Download the entry form:

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Book Artist Residency in Ireland

Deadline: 29 April 2009 (RECEIVE)

Book Artist Residency at Cló

Donegal, Ireland
July/August 2009

Cló is offering a 3 week residency for an experienced book artist during July / August 2009 in exchange for teaching a 5 day course at Cló's workshop. The successful applicant will be paid a fee of €700, and will be accommodated at Cló's artist in residence house with full access to the workshop facility for the duration of their residency.

Cló is located in the heart of the Gaeltacht (Gaelic language speaking region) and is nestled in a picturesque location at the foot of mount Errigal (Donegal's highest mountain).

For further information and application form please contact:
Marjorie Doohan
phone: +353 (0)7491-62800

via Book_Arts-Listserv

10th Annual "Artists' Books" Exhibition

Deadline: Unspecified

10th Annual "Artists' Books" Exhibition

Cuesta College Art Gallery
San Luis Obispo, CA
June 15 - July 16, 2009

Just a short introduction to the call for entries for "Artists' Books 2009", my name is David Prochaska; I am an instructor of fine art at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California. Since 1999 I have organized an annual book arts exhibition, to expose our local community to the community of artists making books. These exhibitions have grown each year, both in the number of books exhibited, as well as the number of enthusiastic visitors to these installations. If you are looking to expose your artist books to a new and enthusiastic audience, then this is the exhibition for you.

In these times of fiscal restraints, we are all aware of the limited funding accessible to the arts. At the same time we must, as artists, be aware of the need to build greater exposure to all art forms. For this reason we must continue to ask the artists contributing to these exhibitions to assist in the transportation of their books. (Mailing fees generally cost between $10 to $20 dollars.) With no entry fee or other charges this is a small price to pay to get your books out to the people. If you feel this is an exhibition worthy of your support and participation, we would love to have the opportunity to exhibit and explore your investigation of the book form.

This is a "hands on" exhibition! We want to encourage the visitors to interact with these book forms, so please send books you want people to interact with. We will provide gloves to the visitors to protect the books from any soiling. But again, we really do hope to build a willingness to interact with the books exhibited.

The exhibition will display between 80-100 books, so your work will be in good company.

To participate in "Artists' Books 2009", please write, call, or e-mail:

David Prochaska
Cuesta College
Fine Arts Department
P.O. Box 8106
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
Phone- (805)-546-3100ext.2756
Email -

via Book_Arts-Listserv

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Smithtown Township Arts Council: Little Black Book

Deadline: May 8, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Little Black Book
Smithtown Township Arts Council

James, NY
June 6-July 1, 2009

For many artists, drawings are an integral part of their creative journey…an exploration of the visual world and their response to it. Artists build their work through inspiration, references, sketches, models, underpaintings and other modes of planning.

An artist’s Little Black Book is often a secret stash of intimate expressions, innermost thoughts, and experimental techniques that lay the groundwork for their final piece.

The Exhibition seeks to show the thought processes involved in art making through the evolution of the work. Submit sketchbooks, photos, models or other examples of preliminary plans, along with final piece of art these plans evolved from. Both the final works and preliminary plans will be exhibited.

Open to all artists and all visual media. Work may not exceed 54 inches in width. Sculptures weighing over 50 lbs. must be delivered and installed by the artist.

$35 for up to 3 entries
$20 for STAC artist members **Artists may become STAC artist level members at time of entry.

Entry deadline is May 8, 2009, and must be submitted as 300 ppi jpeg files on CD only.

Download the prospectus: LittleBlackBookEntryForm [doc]

Visit website for additional details:

660 Rte 25A
St. James, NY 11780

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Troika 7: 'small art' exhibition

Deadline: 12 May 2009 (RECEIVE)

Troika 7
'small art' exhibition
17th MAY - 31st MAY 2009

The exhibition is open to everyone and each contributor may enter as many works as they like. This will be a 'no frills' exhibition where unframed unmounted works will be pinned to a board and spaces will be filled when and where items are sold.

We are asking contributors to send us works no larger than postcard size (6" X 4") . All media accepted (painting, drawings, photos, collages or anything else) but it must be able to be pinned to a board...if we can't pin it, it can't be exhibited.

We ask contributors to remain anonymous until their piece is sold by clearly PRINTING their name and email address ON THE REVERSE side of each of their works, along with date, signature and any other information they may wish the buyer to have i.e. web site.

Works exhibited will be on sale for a fixed price of £10.

All entries must include a stamped addressed envelope with enough postage to return work and any payments due.

We are a non-profit making organisation of volunteer artists working for the benefit of other artists and art lovers. TROIKA cannot be held responsible for damage or loss, and so if required, we request that contributors make their own insurance arrangements. However, we shall endeavour to avoid any such problems. We ask contributors to enter into the spirit of this exhibition, which is designed to show the public the divesity of contemporary artists, and also to give the artists an opportunity to step outside of their usual boxes.


To avoid mailing complications, we suggest that contributors, wherever possible, get together in small collectives to send packets with a self-addressed envelope and enough cash (in notes) to cover returns inside. NO CHEQUES PLEASE. Please make sure that you enclose sufficient value, as I remind you that this is a non-profit exhibition run by volunteers with no funding. Please make sure that you send early enough for us to receive by 12th. May 2009.

TROIKA is a contemporary art event organiser, run voluntarily by artists for the benefit of other artists and art lovers. We try to organise regular exhibitions for a succession of ever changing exhibitors, selected usually by word of mouth and via approaches from artists that hear of us. Our main concern is to find the most interesting artists working within a 'contemporary' framework, trying to keep an open mind as to how that may be interpreted.

We stress that we are not an artistic 'group' working in a similar style with similar concerns. We are quite the opposite, in that we are constantly searching for those with different perspectives and working methods. Even our two core members work very differently from each other, and endeavour to produce completely new work for each show. Diversity has become our quest, and hopefully each exhibition we organise will demonstrate that.

We welcome contact from artists who feel they could contribute within our loose guidelines, and might want to be part of our future exhibitions. We are based near Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

David Ancell
tel: (0)1692 652287 [UK]

Visit webiste for entry details:

Masterworks In the Vineyard

Deadline: July 24, 2009 by 5:00 pm (RECEIVE)

Masterworks In the Vineyard

ELTHAM College of Education
October 17 - 30, 2009

Masterworks In the Vineyard is a bi-ennial invitational exhibition showcasing emerging and established contemporary artists working in a diverse range of media. Over the past 20 years MASTERWORKS has achieved an increasing reputation as an exceptional visual art exhibition, a true reflection of the calibre of the artists and works represented and ELTHAM College of Education’s steadfast commitment to the arts.

Held at Swipers Gully Vineyard and Restaurant, in the glorious Victorian Yarra Valley, MASTERWORKS is not only a fundraising vehicle for ELTHAM College of Education but an important and deliberate celebration of the visual arts. The growing reputation of this exceptional bi-ennial art exhibition is a true reflection of both ELTHAM’s steadfast commitment to the arts and the caliber of the artists represented.

All monies raised contribute to “Greening ELTHAM”, a committed effort to increase environmental sustainability at ELTHAM College.

Selection Process
Artists are required to read the attached conditions of entry and submit the Pre-Selection Entry form, together with a biography and reasonably sized digital images of their work by Friday July 24. Digital images must be a true representation of the actual works offered for submission. Please note, as space is limited, preference will be given to early submissions.

Artists may offer the following number of images for pre-selection:
- 10 paintings, sculptures, ceramic & glass works of which up to 3 may be selected, or
- 20 pieces of jewelry of which up to 10 may be selected.

If selected, artists will be asked to submit an Artists statement and entry fees.

Conditions of Entry (truncated)
  • All artwork must be original or appropriately marked Limited Edition Artist’s print and not more than 3 years old. Work must not have been submitted in previous MASTERWORKS Exhibitions.

  • All Final Selection Artists must submit an Artists Statement of not more than 150 words to be included in the Catalogue. This statement should include a very brief background, description of their style, influences, and any recent major prizes and awards.

  • Final Selection Artists may be asked to supply a high-resolution image of each work selected. These images may be used in the promotion of MASTERWORKS 2009/11 in print and web advertising.

  • Due to limited hanging space, all work submitted to be hung must be no greater than 100 cm in width including the frame, (75-80 cm preferred). Oversized works may be considered on merit.

  • All sale proceeds will be collected by ELTHAM College of Education, which will retain a 30% commission. GST on the net sales amount will be the sole responsibility of the Artist.

  • Artists are entitled to one complimentary ticket to the Opening Night Gala and are encouraged to attend.

Entry Fee
A $60 entry fee per artist is payable on Final Selection.

Visit the website for complete details:

Download the prospectus and entry form: masterworks-2009-entry-form [pdf]

The Masterworks Committee

Masterworks Committee
c/ Community Relations Office
ELTHAM College of Education
PO Box 40

Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Shows

Deadline: Ongoing

Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Shows

Baltimore Show
May 2 & 3, 2009

Milwaukee Show
Midwest Airlines Center
September 27 & 28, 2009

Providence Show
Rhode Island Convention Center
October 24, 25 & 26, 2009

The Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Shows each present a marketplace for extraordinary custom furniture designed to fit a broad range of styles. Complementing the furniture is an exciting selection of handcrafted accessories, fine craft, and original art. Artisans from across North American exhibit, sell, and take commissions for their handcrafted wares to the general public and interior design trade.

All the Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Shows accept applications year 'round for all our shows from artists who are interested in showing and selling their work at our shows. Space is available by invitation. Exhibitors must be the principal designer/artist making handcrafted furniture, accessories and fine art. See the application for categories and media.

There is no deadline and no fee. Invitations to new applicants will be issued based on type of work, fit with the show, and available space. The show is 60% handcrafted furniture - 30% is handmade accessories such as lighting, floorcovering, glass and ceramic accessories and fine art such as paintings, photography, & collage - 10% of the show is guilds, museums, schools with student work and our media partners.

Once we extend an Invitation to Exhibit then you will not need to re-apply each year in order to receive an Invitation to Exhibit so long as you maintain the quality of design and craftsmanship.

All booths include carpet, pipe/drape, booth sign, listing in the Show Directory and on the show website.

Baltimore Show
Booth Size: 5 x 10 Cost: $500
Booth Size: 10 x 10 Cost: $700

Milwaukee Show
Booth Size: 5 x 10 Cost: $500
Booth Size: 10 x 10 Cost: $700

Providence Show
Booth Size: 5 x 10 Cost: $700
Booth Size: 10 x 10 Cost: $1000

Download 2009 show application: [pdf]

To learn more about the Fine Furnishings Shows please visit

Karla Little
Phone: 401-816-0963
fax: 401-816-0964

Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Shows
80 Main Rd, Suite 203
Tiverton, RI 02878

45th Festival in the Park

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)

Artist's Walk application: May 15, 2009
Festival Lake Walk application: July 15, 2009

45th Festival in the Park

Charlotte, NC
September 24-27, 2009

Since 1964, Festival in the Park has been bringing popular and eclectic music, arts and crafts, and family entertainment to Charlotteans and visitors from around the South. The sounds of singers, dancers, storytellers and more drift across Freedom Park while the lake reflects lights strung from Camelot exhibition tents.

It’s family… it’s art… it’s free to the public.

Exhibit spaces are awarded based on the quality and variety of the exhibitor pool. The Festival values qualified previous exhibitors. Any exhibitor who commits to demonstrate their medium on a full-time basis will receive preferred location. Please specify needs for successfully demonstrating.

All work to be exhibited must be original and attributable solely to the demonstrating craftsperson or display artist. At least 50% of artwork shown must be originals. Only original artwork will be eligible for awards (prints, posters or reproductions can be displayed for purchase, but will not be included in judging). Festival in the Park takes no commission for any art sales.

The Festival Exhibitor Committee will screen each artist/exhibitor during the Festival week, and if the work exhibited does not comply with the rules and regulations or the slides or photographs submitted, the artist/exhibitors would be required to leave the Festival. Judgment of the Committee in this matter will be final, and no refunds will be given.

Artist's Walk Awards
Artist's Walk is an area of the 2009 Festival in the Park, which consists of fine arts and crafts. No commercial venues, electronic music or other events will be in this special area. On-site judging will take place during the first two days. The Best of Show award winner will be given a cash prize as well as a free tent space in the Artist's Walk area in 2010. Honorable Mention Ribbons will also be awarded.

Festival Lake Walk Awards
The Festival Lake Walk is an area of artists exhibiting at Festival in the Park consisting of traditional arts and crafts. Judging will take place during the first two days of the Festival. First place winners will be given a cash prize as well as a free tent space in the Festival Lake Walk area in 2010.


Rules, regulations and general information [pdf]

Application [pdf]

Complete details available at the website:

Festival in the Park
1409 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704.338.1060
Fax: 704.338.1061

European Prize for Applied Arts 2009

Deadline: May 30, 2009 (RECEIVE)

European Prize for Applied Arts 2009

WCC-Belgium Francophone
“Anciens Abattoirs” in Mons, Belgium
November 20, 2009 to January 17, 2010

We announce that a new European Prize for Applied Arts has been created and that the exhibition of the competition will take place from November 20, 2009 to January 17, 2010 in Mons (Belgium) at the "Anciens Abattoirs", the premises of our national entity WCC-Belgium Francophone.

WCC-BF will be the responsible partner to organize the competition and exhibition of the works accepted. We are extremely grateful to WCC-BF to do the work and to to have created this wonderful chance for WCC-Europe and the European craftspeople to show the best of our countries in the exhibition in Mons, Belgium.

The competition is focused on the artists working in the field of applied arts and design-led crafts and living in a Europeann Country (including countries that are not a part of the EU).

By "design-led crafts" we mean all kinds of objets made by their designer, either one-of-a-kind pieces or small series products. Objects produced by industrial means are not admitted in this competition.

The objects admitted to the exhibition will be of high quality in design and technical aspects and of innovative input.

The “European Prize for Applied Arts 2009” will be given in two categories:

The "Master Prize" with a donation of 3.500 euro will be provided by the Ministry of Culture of Belgium-Francophone.

The "Young Talent Prize" with a donation of 3.000 euro will be provided by WCC-Europe.

Please note: Application files are to be sent before May 30, 2009 to WCC-BF in Belgium.

Regulations in English [pdf]
Regulations in French [pdf]

Application form:
Application form in English [pdf]
Application form in French [pdf]

Visit website:

For any further information regarding participation details of the competition please contact directly to the responsible organizer WCC-BF in Mons, Belgium:

Site des anciens abattoirs
rue de la Trouille, 17/02


Deadline: April 27, 2009 (RECEIVE)


The American Craft Council
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA
August 14-16, 2009

The American Craft Council is now accepting AltCraft applications for our show in San Francisco! Show dates are August 14-16. Sixteen makers will be juried into this bustling section, which celebrates the innovative handmade movement. This is an opportunity for talented artists and indie designers to gain national exposure at a well-established show.

Located at Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge, this show features 250 artists and serves a well-established audience of over 10,000 Bay Area
craft enthusiasts.

The average booth is valued at $1,000 but as part of the Council’s commitment to indie crafters, the cost of participation is just $350, which includes a 10-ft skirted table, electricity and lighting trusses in a shared loft space. Plus, there’s no application fee!

Applicants are eligible only if they have NOT shown in an American Craft Council show previously. Embellished commercially-bought objects (e.g., tee shirts, note cards, etc.) are not eligible.

The deadline is Monday, April 27.

Please submit:
 (3) low-resolution images of your work
 A brief description of your work (materials, dimensions, techniques)
 Your contact information (mailing and email addresses)

Send submissions and inquiries to Erika at

Visit website for additional details:

Finalists will be announced in May.

The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit public educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. The mission of the Council is to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. Programs include the bimonthly magazine American Craft, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, a leadership conference, the Aileen Osborn Webb Awards honoring excellence,
workshops, seminars, and a research library.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Artists' Residencies

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Artists' Residencies

Aberystwyth University
Penglais Hill

Applications are now invited for the new Artists’ Residency Programme. Successful artists will be based for a period of either 3 or 6 months at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, part of Aberystwyth University, in newly built studios designed by the award winning Thomas Heatherwick.

The residencies are open to UK visual artists in all disciplines including applied arts. The successful artists will receive studio space of c. 35 square metres, accommodation, and living expenses for the duration of their residency. The residency will be an opportunity for the artist to step away from the everyday constraints of life and experience time in which to develop individual artistic practice, and to exchange ideas in a creative atmosphere with people from other disciplines.

The selected artists will devote most of their time to pursuing their work, but the following will, by discussion with individual artists, be a part of the experience:

An informal public talk by the artist about their practice
Social meetings with other artists and arranged visits to other arts venues in Wales
Open studio morning once per month by arrangement with the artist
Open Studio exhibition of work at the end of the residency.

The possibility of the work being exhibited for a longer period in one of the Arts Centre Galleries will be discussed during the residency; as will the potential for any outreach/educational work should the artist wish it.

Up to three artists will be offered residencies at any one time. Other Units in the complex will be in use by a variety of creative businesses.

A residency will cover the following costs for the agreed period: cost of the Studio, including heating, lighting etc; accommodation arranged locally. A fixed sum for living expenses and materials will be awarded. Travel to and from Aberystwyth is borne by the artist.

The amounts currently awarded are: £100 per week living expenses to include travel during the residency period; £25 per week materials allowance.

The studios have basic furniture only. Facilities within the Arts Centre will be available by negotiation, eg. digilab equipment, darkroom, ceramics studio etc.

Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including the artistic or professional excellence of the applicant’s work; and the extent to which a residency at Aberystwyth Arts Centre will contribute to the artist’s development and be consistent with the applicant’s creative goals, and professional development.

Applications are accepted at any time. The next selection will be in Autumn 2009.


Download an application form: [pdf]

More information: this is a very large file ARTISTRESIDENCIESpowerpointinfoPDF

Information can also be downloaded from:

Artists’ Residencies
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth University
Penglais Hill
Aberystwyth SY23 3DE
Tel: +44(0) 1970 622887
Email address for queries:

Friday, April 10, 2009

Rust-Tex Collection

Deadline: January 10, 2010 (RECEIVE)

The Rust-Tex Collection

International Quilt Festival
Chicago, IL
April 16-18, 2010

Festival of Quilts
Birmingham, England
August 20-23, 2010

A display of juried international entries dedicated to promoting using rust dyed fabrics in contemporary quilts. Jurors will select works that represent a variety of techniques using rust dyed fabric and fibers, good design, and excellent craftsmanship.

The Rust-Tex Collection, will premier at Spring International Quilt Festival in Chicago April 16-18, 2010. It will also be displayed at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England August 20-23, 2010. Other venues to be announced as arranged.

Deadline for arrival of entry materials: January 10, 2010
Notification to all entrants by email: February 10, 2010
Quilt Delivery Deadline: March 1, 2010
Exhibit Opens at Spring International Quilt Festival: April 16, 2010

If your quilt is juried into the show:
Your entry must be available until March 10, 2011
A hanging sleeve (2" for small pieces less than 12" wide, 4" for all
other sizes)
A fabric label containing the quilter's name, address, phone #, and title
of the quilt must be placed on the quilt's back.

Definition of quilt for this show: Three layers of textiles stitched

Size: Quilts can be up to 45 inches wide and 60 inches high.

Entry Fee: $25 for up to two works submitted by check, credit card or Paypal.

Entry by digital image only:
Two views required, full and detail
Image should be sized to 1200 pixel tall.

Register online, attach to email or send on a CD.
Be sure your image is a clearly focused JPG.
Digital image should be cropped to show binding, but minimal background.
CDs will not be returned.

Shipping: The artist is responsible for all costs relating to shipping and insurance of work while in transit to The Rust-Tex Collection. The Rust-Tex Collection will cover the return shipping costs.

Insurance: The Rust-Tex Collection will cover the cost of insurance for all pieces while they are part of The Rust-Tex Collection.

The Rust-Tex Collection reserves the right to disqualify any work that varies from the digital images submitted.

Deb Menz has been involved in fibers for the last 30 years. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections.

Mary Jo Scandin, teacher and former gallery owner, maintains a studio in Madison and currently exhibits her work at several WI galleries.

Lois Jarvis combines her love of working with rust dyed fabric, found objects, traditional quilting techniques, computer technology and the sewing machine to create one of a kind fiber pieces.

To download entry form: Rust-Tex_Collection_Entry_Form [pdf]

Entry by can also be made on the Rust-Tex website by registering with the site:

Lois Jarvis
4625 Tokay Blvd
Madison, WI 53711