Friday, November 27, 2009

Fiber: TwentyTen

Deadline: January 26, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Fiber: TwentyTen

Missouri Fiber Artists
and The Foundry Art Centre
St. Charles, Missouri
April 2-May 14, 2010

Fiber: TwentyTen is an exhibition celebrating contemporary fiber art. This juried exhibition is co-sponsored by Missouri Fiber Artists and The Foundry Art Centre.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all artists 18 years and older. In an effort to pursue high quality, all artwork must be original work executed by the artist within the last two years.

ENTRY FEE
Artists may submit up to three works for a non-refundable processing
fee of $35.00.

Members of the Foundry Art Centre may submit up to three works for a non-refundable fee of $24.00.

AWARDS
One Artist selected for “Going Solo” and
Four Artists selected for Group 4 Award

JUROR: Kay Khan

Download the entry form: missourifiberartists.com//Fiber_TwentyTen [pdf]

For more information: www.missourifiberartists.com or http://www.foundryartcentre.org/

The Foundry Arts Centre, a dynamic, interactive interdisciplinary arts center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to bring together the arts, artists and everyday people through exhibitions, studio space, performing arts and educations programs.

Missouri Fiber Artists: We are weavers, basket makers, spinners, knitters, quilters, paper makers, surface designers and more! While we have varying interests and levels of expertise, we enthusiastically share the goal of increasing the public awareness of fiber art as we explore, create and share. We encourage all who love fiber art to become active members of Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA), whether you reside in the state of Missouri or beyond.

Mother Earth Art Doll

Deadline: December 18, 2009 (EMAIL)

Mother Earth Art Doll

Reader Challenge
Cloth Paper Scissors

The Rules
Create one mixed-media art doll representing your interpretation of "Mother Earth. "Your art doll may be made out of any materials, but she can be no larger than 12" tall and 8" wide, with a depth no more than 2".

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.

You may use any pattern you like—or none—provided the doll fits the dimensions listed above. If you want guidance, there is a pattern and directions for an art doll by Nola Hart in the November/December 2009 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors as well as another art doll interpretation by Melanie Testa. There are also directions for a basic art doll by Debbi Crane in the September/October 2009 issue.

To be considered for the challenge, send two low-res (each less than 1MB) images of your entry (one of the entire piece and one detail) via email by December 18th, 2009, to challenges@interweave.com, with the words “Mother Earth” in the subject line. Please include your name, physical address, email address, phone number, and a brief explanation of the piece.

Note: Please do not “zip” your files and be sure to send jpegs.

We will announce the finalists on my blog on quiltingarts.com on Tuesday, December 22, 2009.

If accepted, your artwork must be in our offices no later than January 8, 2010, and at that time a flat shipping and handling fee of $15 (U.S. and Canada) and $25 (all other international) will be due.

Note: Our offices will be closed December 24, 2009 through January 3, 2010, so please plan to mail your entry to arrive before December 24 or after January 3.

The entire piece (or pieces) and all of its packaging must weigh less than 5 lbs. and fit into a standard shipping/mailing box (no larger than 12" x 4" x 14") or padded envelope.

*** If you have questions about the “Mother Earth ” Reader Challenge, contact me at 978-897-7750, ext. 207, or bdelaney@interweave.com.

Visit website for details: www.quiltingarts.com/motherearthdollchallenge

The Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: Unspecified

The Victorian Tapestry Workshop

Artist-in-Residence Program


Collaboration with artists is central to the idea of creating great tapestry art, and in its 30-year history the Victorian Tapestry Workshop has worked with many leading Australian and international artists.

The artist-in-residence program invites Australian artists to immerse themselves in the unique studio environment of the Workshop. To be selected, artists need to demonstrate an element in their practice that relates to tapestry.

The opportunity of a salon-style exhibition at the Workshop at the end of the residency is a benefit of the program. The Workshop is interested in receiving submissions from artists who would like to participate in its residency program.

For enquiries, contact the Studio Manager, Sara Lindsay on slindsay@victapestry.com.au

Visit website for additional details: www.victapestry.com.au

Storey Publishing Book Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing

Storey Publishing

Book Proposals

The mission of Storey Publishing is to serve our customers by publishing practical information that encourages personal independence in harmony with the environment.

The books we select to carry out this mission include titles on gardening, small-scale farming, building, cooking, homebrewing, crafts, part-time business, home improvement, woodworking, animals, nature, natural living, personal care, and country living.

We are always pleased to review new proposals, which we try to process expeditiously. We offer both work-for-hire and standard royalty contracts.

If you have ideas for a book on any of the subjects in our line and if you are intrigued by the philosophy expressed in our mission statement, we hope you will think of Storey Publishing.

Please include the following information: (truncated)

•A letter of introduction.
•A one-paragraph description of your book idea. What is the “hook” for your book? Why is it unique?
•A brief statement explaining why you think your book is needed and describing the potential readers of the book. Answer the question, “Who will buy this book and why?”
•A paragraph about yourself and your credentials for writing the book you are proposing.
•A table of contents, including a brief description of each chapter.
•A sample of your writing from previous books or magazines.
•A sample chapter from the proposed book.

Gardening and Crafts Editor: Gwen Steege

Visit website for complete details including list of editors and departments: storey.com/proposals

Storey Publishing, LLC
210 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, Massachusetts 01247

HANDMADE/New York International Gift Fair

Deadline: Unspecified
See NOTE below

HANDMADE
New York International Gift Fair

Javits Convention Center
New York, New York
January 30 - February 4, 2010


Overview HANDMADE®

The industry’s hallmark of design, craftsmanship, artisan, and original applications, in all media and across such categories as tabletop, ceramics, textiles, home décor, jewelry, apparel, and more. Additionally, Handmade in the USA®, lets you quickly source an unparalleled section of American-made craft.

Features
Handmade will extend its identification of some 200+ designer-makers, offering a unique opportunity to meet with the artists and learn about their influences and techniques. Additionally, Handmade in the USA®, lets you quickly source an unparalleled selection of American-made craft.

Selection Committees meet semi-annually to review applications for juried divisions, (Accent on Design, Handmade and Studio). The committee meetings for Accent on Design and Handmade take place only once each show cycle.

NOTE: Although the Handmade and Accent on Design jury meetings have passed, applications are reviewed with the Selection Committee on an on-going basis. If you are interested in exhibiting in the Winter 2010 NYIGF, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

Contact
Sales Manager: Liz Beauregard

Apply to exhibit in Handmade®: nyigf.com/applicationforExhibitspace

Visit website: www.nyigf.com

New Traditional Jewellery 2010/ TRUE COLOURS

Deadline: before 1 June 2010 (EMAIL)
Registration form + Design form (email both before 1 JUNE 2010)
send together with the design by post between Monday June 28. – Saturday July 17. 2010


TRUE COLOURS

New Traditional Jewellery 2010
International Design Contest and Exhibition
Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Objective
The preservation of worldwide cultural heritage, the reassessment of symbol bearers, the creation of new traditions,
the revival of old traditions in a new form. This year (2010) participants are invited to design a piece of jewellery based on a new theme: True Colours

True Colours may be approached from a social perspective, society if full of topical colour coding. Other examples may be found in heraldry, folklore and science.

True Colours refers to colours and pigments. Over the centuries the palette of art history has been determined by precious mineralogical and biological pigments that were obtained from ground semi-precious stones, processed metals, and earth, seeds and plants – materials that did not always bear the test of time; in the course of time white lead, e.g. turned black.

The link between the theme ‘True Colours’ and contemporary jewellery design is obvious. From time immemorial the significance and appreciation of jewellery have been determined by colour, among other things. From the use of gold or silver to enamels and mineralogical and biological stones: colour is a language. In the seventies and eighties it became manifest how rich this language is. The application of textiles and Perspex in jewellery led to a new form language and use of colour – an important stage in the emancipation of contemporary jewellery design.

True Colours is about the history, meaning, value, magic and power of the language of colour.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS NEW TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY 2010

The group of potential contestants is distinguished into two categories:

Category A : established jewellery artists and silverdesigners

Category B : final-year and advanced students of all art academies and fourth-level students of the gold
and/or silversmith disciplines of training colleges, or comparable levels of part time education or evening classes

�� Each participant may submit only one finished piece of jewellery
�� The ornament should be wearable
�� The designs may not have been exhibited before nor seen/sold by third parties. Only ornaments made
�� specifically for this contest will be eligible for nomination.
�� Apart from the design the participant is also expected to supply an explanation of the underlying idea,
�� an inspirational text (no more than 15 lines) and a photograph of the source of inspiration.
�� All nominated designs will remain in the possession of the organization during all exhibitions and will
�� not be returned for the duration (2.5 years at the most)

Materials to be used
The choice of materials is completely free.

Criteria
The impartial technical jury will judge the designs on the basis of the following criteria:
• interpretation and concept
• innovation and development
• execution of the design
The designs will be judged on the basis of anonymity.
The results of the competition are incontestable.

For complete details and to download forms visit http://www.newtraditionaljewellery.com/

HANGING BY A THREAD

Deadline: 5 February 2010 (RECEIVE)

HANGING BY A THREAD

2010 New Zealand Costume and Textile Association Conference
Call for Papers


HANGING BY A THREAD
Tales of disaster and survival

In April 1968 the inter island ferry Wahine headed into Cook Strait, loaded with passengers and freight. Among her various items of cargo - a small brilliantly coloured cocktail dress - lovingly packed in a suitcase. As the ferry came to its ill-fated end on Barrett’s Reef, the suitcase and dress were abandoned as its owner fled to safety on the last lifeboat.

Months later “out of the fuel oil, the slimy silt and rust of the Wahine’s hold,” the dress was rescued and restored to its former glory - its miraculous recovery attributed to the survivalist properties of pure wool. To the promoters of wool this story was not only of the survival of a woman and her favourite party dress, but ammunition for an industry fighting to survive the synthetic revolution and willing to exploit every promotional opportunity at its disposal, even a national disaster.

Historically, and within current practice, costume and textiles are synonymous with survival, and are certainly no stranger to disaster. The 2010 New Zealand Costume and Textile Association conference will address the perilous theme of Hanging by a Thread. We look forward to receiving moving, inspirational, and thought provoking papers that tell tales of disaster and survival.

Abstracts
You are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words on the theme Hanging by Thread. Please include a short biography.

Abstracts should be forwarded to Dr Jane Malthus by Friday 5 February 2010.

Postal address:
Dr Jane Malthus, Traquair, 2000 Lee Stream-Outram Road, RD 2, Outram 9074
Email: james.reid@xtra.co.nz

Applicants will be advised if their abstract has been accepted by Friday 5 March 2010.

Visit website for more details: www.dowse.org.nz

Download the Call for Papers as a pdf: C-and-T-Call-for-Papers

Arts in the Park
Art and Jazz Festival

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE) & (Online)
for 1st Jury - February 19, 2010
for 2nd Jury - March 19, 2010

Arts in the Park

Art and Jazz Festival
Cañada del Oro Riverfront Park
April 10 & 11, 2010

Type:
JURIED Fine Arts Festival

Application Fee:
$20 non-refundable

Entry Fee:
$250 - BOOTH/CANOPY SPACE (No commission)

Location:
Cañada del Oro Riverfront Park (551 W. Lambert Lane, Oro Valley)

Space Details:
BOOTH/CANOPY SPACES - 15ft wide x 10ft deep (Pop-up style canopies are required and must be white; each leg of the tent must be properly weighted; no staking of tents is allowed. Professional signs and display methods are required. The largest canopy that can be used in a single space is 10’ x 10’. Two adjoining spaces will be required for 10’ x 15’ or 10’ x 20’ canopies. Dollies required for moving displays and materials in and out of the show are to be provided by the exhibiting artist.)

The Cañada del Oro Riverfront Park in Oro Valley features flat grass land and easy access to walkways and event area for both artisans and attendees to enjoy a fantastic day of original fine art.

With the majestic Catalina Mountains as a back drop, this 2 day festival will feature upscale food vendors, live jazz performances, and the artwork of local and national fine artisans in an assortment of mediums.

Awards will be given by judges in the following categories: BEST OF SHOW, BEST: two dimensional, three dimensional, photography, jewelry, and functional.

Apply online: www.southernazfestivals.org/apply-artsinthepark

Download festival application: www.saaca.org/ArtistFestivalApplication [pdf]

Visit website for complete details: www.saaca.org/events-artsinpark

Casa Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

Deadline: January 15, 2010 (RECEIVE) & (Online)

Casa Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

The Promenade at Casa Grande
Casa Grande, AZ
February 27, 2010


Type:
NON-JURIED Arts & Crafts Festival (1st annual)

Application Fee:
NONE

Space Fee:
No commission: $75 - BOOTH/CANOPY SPACE

Location:
The Promenade at Casa Grande, 1005 N Promenade Pkwy
Casa Grande, AZ 85294 (I-10 & Florence Blvd)

Space Details:
PARKING LOT SHOW—BOOTH/CANOPY SPACES - 2 parking lot spaces wide (Pop-up style canopies are required and must be white; each leg of the tent must be properly weighted; no staking of tents will be allowed. Professional signs and display methods are required. The largest canopy that can be used in a single space is 10’ x 10’. Two adjoining spaces will be required for 10’ x 15’ or 10’ x 20’ canopies. Dollies required for moving displays and materials in and out of the show are to be provided by the exhibiting artist.)

Electricity:
NO

Additional Notes:
Limited medium occupancy - First come, first serve

Apply online to the festival: www.southernazfestivals.org/artscraftsfest

Dwonload the festival application: www.saaca.org/ArtistFestivalApplication [pdf]

Visit website for complete details: www.saaca.org

Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Festival

Deadline: January 15, 2010 (RECEIVE) & (Online)

Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Festival

Pima Community College Northwest Campus
Tucson, AZ
March 6 & 7, 2010

Type:
NON-JURIED Arts & Crafts Festival (3rd annual)

Application Fee:
NONE

Space Fee:
$175 - BOOTH/CANOPY SPACE
$125 - TABLE SPACE (No commission)

Location:
Pima Community College Northwest Campus, 7600 N Shannon Road—Parking Lot Show

Space Details:
BOOTH/CANOPY SPACES - 2 parking lot spaces wide (Pop-up style canopies are required and must be white; each leg of the tent must be properly weighted; no staking of tents will be allowed. Professional signs and display methods are required. The largest canopy that can be used in a single space is 10’ x 10’. Two adjoining spaces will be required for 10’ x 15’ or 10’ x 20’ canopies. Dollies required for moving displays and materials in and out of the show are to be provided by the exhibiting artist.) TABLE SPACE - NO CANOPIES - approx. 1 parking lot space wide Space fits 8ft table. Large, single color umbrella permitted.

Electricity:
NO

Additional Notes:
Maximum of 200 Artisans - Limited medium occupancy - First come, first serve

Pima Community College Northwest Campus is nestled into 50 acres off North Shannon Road in northwest Tucson. The central parking lot is utilized for this festival and provides space for up to 200 artisans.

This two day festival will feature food vendors, a variety of artwork by local and national artisans, children’s activities, jumping castles, and live music.

Apply online: www.southernazfestivals.org/apply-artsculturalfest

Download application: www.saaca.org/ArtistFestivalApplication [pdf]

Visit website for complete details: www.saaca.org/events-artsculturalfest

NORD ART 2010

Deadline: January 30, 2010 (POSTMARK)

NORD ART 2010

International Exhibition
Kunst in der Carlshütte
Büdelsdorf, Germany
12 June to September 2010


Invitation for applications to participate at the international exhibition NORD ART 2010 (12.06.–03.10.2010)

KiC – Kunst in der Carlshütte, a non-profit initiative of the ACO Group, and the towns of Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg, organises an annual international exhibition of visual arts from June to the end of September. The art exhibited at Nord Art is selected by a jury and features all visual art media. The exhibition in summer 2009 displayed the work of 218 artists from 34 countries, selected from above 1000 applications.

Exhibition area: The old foundry building in the Carlshütte (20,000 m2), ACO Wagenremise (400 m2), ACO Gartenhaus (100 m2), a 60,000 square metre sculpture park, as well as public spaces in the towns of Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg.

Field (Categories): Painting, Graphics, Photo, Video, Sculpture, Object, Installation, Performance

Portfolio (max. dimensions A4) with following documents:
1. Artist's CV (short version)
2. List of important exhibitions
3. Photos of approx. 10 artworks per field which could be shown at Nord Art
Please do not send any digital information or originals. Exception: DVD’s of video installations and performances.

Optional documents: own catalogues and press cuttings.

Jury: The jury is made up of artists, an art historian, and the supervisory board and management of KiC. The jury will send out its decision in writing by the end of March 2010.

Catalogue: A catalogue in DIN A4 format is produced for the exhibition with one page per artist. The digital photos and text on each of the participating artists is requested when the jury’s decision is sent out. The artists receive a free copy of the catalogue.

KiC Symposium: A symposium will be held in May 2010 in the run up to Nord Art. Approximately 10 artists are invited to attend the symposium. Large works for Nord Art are produced at the symposium. If you wish to attend the symposium, please mark the “Symposium” box in the application form. We also require details on the materials and dimensions, estimated time required, photos with examples of works, and a sketch where possible. The participants at the symposium enjoy free materials, a workplace, and accommodation at the exhibition site itself. The work created remains the property of the artist and will be exhibited at Nord Art for at least 2 years – with the exception of works which are sold.

Download:

Application Form
Info NORD ART 2010

Visit website: www.nord-art.de/ausschreibung_zur_nordart

facetnate! 2010

Deadline: 29 January 2010 at 5pm (RECEIVE)

facetnate! 2010

The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Sydney, Australia


The Japan Foundation, Sydney, is now accepting proposals for the facetnate! 2010 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 2010, following a launch in July.

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 2010.
  • While you do not need permanent residency status to apply, you must reside in Australia for the duration of 2010.
    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.

Deadline for proposals is 5pm, Friday 29 January 2010. Submissions must arrive by this date. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their proposal early February.

Download Application Form (PDF)

Visit website for complete details: www.jpf.org.au/facetnate2010

Contact:
David Freeman
Program Coordinator
(phone) 02 8239 0055
(email) david_freeman@jpf.org.au

Toronto Arts and Fashion Week
Call 4 Fashion Designers and Visual Artists

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
December 22, 2009 (Early Deadline)
January 9, 2010 (2nd Deadline)

Call 4 Fashion Designers and Visual Artists

Toronto Arts and Fashion Week 2010
April 21-24 2010


Toronto Arts and Fashion Week produced by Fashion.Art.Toronto. |FAT| is looking for contemporary fashion designers and visual artists to showcase their work for the upcoming festival in April 2010.

From contemporary fashion to street wear, to experimental ideas and avant-garde collections, Toronto Arts and Fashion Week features over 40 runway shows from the best emerging and established, national and international designers, setting the standard for a new era of cutting edge presentations on the catwalk.

In it’s fifth year, Toronto Arts and Fashion Week also exhibits photography, short films, videos and large projections from over 100 emerging and acclaimed, national and international artists annually. In addition, we showcase cutting-edge, dynamic and forward-looking performances from performance artists, fashion designers and dancers along side sculptures, installations and large multimedia art works that reflect on the notion of the body, clothing and fashion.

We are currently accepting proposals in:

Fashion Design
Photography
Video
Performance Art
Installation/ Sculpture
Dance
Music

• Submitted proposals should reflect on the notion of clothing, the body, fashion and the 2010 theme “Made With Love”

2010 Thematic Approach: “Made With Love”

The 2010, fifth anniversary edition of Toronto Arts and Fashion Week titled “Made With Love” approaches design and art from the intelligence of the heart. It explores the complexities and range of human feelings and the way we relate to the world from an emotional point of view. Love is explored on a broader scale as a complex emotion through four explicit themes: Longing, Lust, Rage and Joy. Artists and designers will interpret and reflect on the human condition; their own and our collective state of being, expressing their ideas through art, design, performance and music.

Starting this month, those who are interested in participating can download applications through our website: http://www.getfat.ca/

For application inquiries, please contact: vanja@alternativefashionweek.com

Hill End Residencies 2010

Deadline: 11 December 2009 (RECEIVE)

Hill End Residencies 2010



Artists are invited to apply for the 2010 season of residencies at Hill End. A limited number of residency places in 2010 will be funded with the generous support of Arts NSW, the Department of Environment and Climate Change (Parks Services Division) and Country Energy.

The Hill End Artist in Residence Program aims to provide an opportunity for creative development in all areas of the visual arts in the unique environment Hill End and this region offers and at the same time to contribute to the long term cultural development and sustainability of the Village.

The Residency Program is based in Haefligers' Cottage and Studio and Murray's Cottage at Hill End. The program is managed by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in partnership with the Parks Services Division, Department of Environment and Conservation.

HOW TO APPLY

Send an up-to-date curriculum vita, samples of recent work (these should be as representative as possible) and an outline of the project to be undertaken at Hill End. Applicants who have a clear idea of what they want to achieve will get the most benefit from a residency at Hill End.

Download the Hill End Application Form & Guidelines: hillendart.com.au/2010_HEAIR_application_form [pdf]

For further enquiries please contact Bathurst Regional Art Gallery on 02 6333 6555 or via brag@bathurst.com.au

visit website for further details: hillendart.com.au/how-do-i-apply

The Historic Village of Hill End in the central west of NSW is situated in an upland valley 84 kilometers north west of Bathurst and 35 Kilometers west of Sofala. The village is not accessible via public transport and it is just over 4 hours drive from the Sydney CBD.


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel St
BATHURST NSW
Telephone: (02) 6333 6555
FAX: (02) 6330 8320

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hello, Goodbye and Thanks A LOT!

Hello Readers:

This is it!—the first OFFICIAL message to you in my capacity as Editor in Chief of Fiber Art Calls for Entry.

When THE KEEPER asked me to "take over the reins" of this blog, I jumped at the opportunity. Since its inception, I have worked quietly behind the scenes so it is an honor and thrill to guide the next phase of the site's development. In coming weeks, stylistic CHANGES WILL BE MADE but the overall purpose and focus shall remain the same.

Upon learning of THE KEEPER's departure, several FACFE readers sent notes...here are a few snippets:


Thank you for your invaluable links, always arriving with the knowledge that a nice human person was behind the curtain! Good luck in your future endeavors!

Thanks for this regular update on opportunities for fiber artists, and best wishes to you in your new endeavors. Looking forward to what the future brings with this change, and again my thanks!

As a textile artist, your blog is invaluable and inspiring. I've gotten my work into shows that you have published. I'm looking forward to seeing your new ideas! Best wishes to you during this transition.

Thank you so much for your posts. I wish you the best and I am happy to still be able to receive the blog. I LOVE Fiber Art Calls for Entry. I can't tell you how many exhibition opportunities I've had with your help.

Thank you for all your work!! It has been inspirational for me and has pushed me to enter things I would normally not do so I appreciate your work! Good luck with all your new projects.

Thank you for all the information you gleaned for us, Good luck,
and hello to Elise



I also wish to extend my thanks to THE KEEPER. It's been a joy sharing this journey with you. May you find peace in all that you do.

Namaste.

Elise N.
Editor in Chief
Fiber Art Calls for Entry

Sunday, November 15, 2009

RENEGADE HANDMADE

Deadline: Ongoing


RENEGADE HANDMADE

Retail Consigment Opportunity
Chicago, IL


RENEGADE HANDMADE is a unique one-stop shop for DIY goods, featuring the work of over 300 artists! Created as an extension of the Renegade Craft Fair, the store serves as a permanent location for people to buy and sell unique handmade items year 'round.

Our brick + mortar shop is located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, where the Renegade Craft Fair got its start in 2003. We've recently opened our doors to the world wide web, so those of you not located in Chicagoland can purchase a variety of items we currently stock!

We carry an amazing selection of housewares, jewelry, posters + prints, plush items, clothing, stationery + more from the best craftsters out there! We're always looking for new consignors too, so feel free to apply if you'd like to sell your stuff here.

•If you're interested in consigning at Renegade Handmade, fill out the online application and someone will be in touch with you within 1 month if we're interested in carrying your items.
•The consignment split is 50/50.
•Payments are made each month by check or thru PayPal.
•Items will be kept in inventory for 3 months. At the end of the 3 months we will come to a mutual decision to either keep your unsold items in stock, or return them to you.

What types of crafts are you interested in selling?

Knit Items, Papergoods, Clothing or T-shirts, Jewelry, Plush, Handbags, Sewn Accessories, Housewares, Childrens' Items, Pet Items, Bath Products, Kits/Patterns, Other (please specify)

Visit the website for full details: renegadehandmade.com

RENEGADE HANDMADE
1924 W. Division
Chicago, IL

Twisted Thread Shows: Stitch & Craft / The Festival of Quilts 2010

Deadline: Unspecified

Twisted Thread Shows


Stitch & Craft 2010
18 March - 21 March
Olympia II, London

The Festival of Quilts 2010
19 August - 22 August
NEC, Birmingham

Interested in exhibiting your product to a huge captive audience? Whether you're an artist or designer. a retail outlet or a manufacturer we have a package to suit you! Stand prices vary between shows, but the earlier you book, the cheaper your stand.

Stands come complete with standard shell-scheme, carpet and fascia board. The smallest stand is 2m by 2m, but feel free to go as large as you wish! Payment methods are flexible to suit your needs.

If you are interested call Rhonda on 020 8692 2299 or send an email via the website: www.twistedthread.com/wantToExhibit

Get more information about the following shows:

Stitch & Craft 2010
(Olympia II, London)
18 March - 21 March 2010


The Festival of Quilts 2010
(NEC, Birmingham)
19 August - 22 August 2010

Islip Art Museum: The Carriage House

Deadline: April 15, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Islip Art Museum

The Carriage House
East Islip, NY
Exhibition Proposals & Residencies


In 1993, the Islip Art Museum opened the Carriage House as a project space where contemporary artists can create and exhibit new and experimental work. Since its first season, the Carriage House has steadily expanded its programming and services to become a major cultural resource in the greater New York region.

Each year, the Islip Art Museum invites artists to submit proposals for installations in the Carriage House. The yearly deadline for submissions is April 15. Proposals are reviewed by a panel of artists and gallery and museum professionals, and selected works are exhibited in August through October.

All Carriage House programs include artists' stipends, staff support and technical assistance.

The staff of the Carriage House welcomes inquiries from artists concerning workspace and exhibition programs. Curators review slides and CD's on a monthly basis. Please do not send images by e-mail as they will not be opened or acknowledged.

Proposals are reviewed by a panel of artists and gallery and museum professionals, and selected works are exhibited in August through October. Artists receive fees and technical support.

For information on submitting material for Carriage House exhibitions and the open call visit: islipartmuseum.org/application.info

Application Form: islipartmuseum.org/application.form

It is strongly advised that you attend an Artist's Open House and visit the Carriage House in person. You can see the Floor Plan for a general layout of the interior and in order to select your gallery preference.

For more information on the Artist Open House, or to arrange a site visit or discuss a proposal, please call during museum hours: (631) 224-5402

The Carriage House
50 Irish Lane
East Islip NY 11730-2098

Art on Paper

Deadline: March 31, 2010 by 5 pm (RECEIVE)

Art on Paper

Weatherspoon Art Museum
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensbo, NC
November 7, 2010 – February 6, 2011


The Weatherspoon Art Museum is currently accepting submissions for its biennial exhibition, Art on Paper 2010, which will be held from November 7, 2010 – February 6, 2011. This exhibition presents a broad range of contemporary art in which the use of paper, either as a surface or material, is a primary consideration. Organized by the Curator of Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum with the support of xpedx and The Dillard Fund, and the F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc., Art on Paper includes works by both emerging and established artists from the United States and around the world.

Art on Paper 2010 represents a forty-five year partnership between the Weatherspoon and xpedx (formerly the Dillard Paper Company), whose long-standing sponsorship of Art on Paper has allowed the Weatherspoon to acquire a number of works from each year’s exhibition. Since 1965, The Dillard Fund has fostered the growth of the Weatherspoon’s nationally recognized Dillard Collection of Art on Paper, which today numbers close to 550 works.

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY
• Only one-of-a-kind artworks on, or composed primarily of, paper will be considered for inclusion in the exhibition. Editioned prints and photographs will not be accepted.
• Upon acceptance, works must be suitably framed and/or ready for installation.
• All works must be for sale. A “Price on Request” designation is not acceptable.
• Artists whose work was included in Art on Paper 2008 or who are currently enrolled students are ineligible to apply.
• All submissions must be received at the Weatherspoon by 5 pm on March 31, 2010. Materials received after March 31 are ineligible.


Visit website for additional details: http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/

2010 Art on Paper Prospectus: AOPprospectus10.pdf

Weatherspoon Art Museum
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Bradford Textile Society Design Competition 2009/2010

Deadline: 19th March 2010 (RECEIVE)

Bradford Textile Society
Design Competition 2009/2010

Textile House
Huddersfield, UK


Eligibility and Entrance Fees
All sections, except W4 and K3 (1 st year students only) are open to independent designers, designers employed in the UK
textile industry and students from UK Universities and Colleges. All competitors must be resident in the United Kingdom.

An entrance fee of £10 per entry is payable by independent designers and those employed in the industry. The entrance fee for registered students is £5 for the first entry and £2.50 for each additional entry from the same student.

Categories

Woven Textiles, Knitted Textiles, Printed Textiles, Combined Processes (inlcuding Embroidery), Ecological Production and, Fashion Garment Textile.

Special Awards: (Judged from all submissions from above categories)

‘TWIST’ AWARD: £200
For a constructed textile in any of the above categories using over 50% of luxury fibres (wool, silk, cashmere, alpaca etc).

THE DESIGNERS’ GUILD PLAQUE
(Winner announced at Design Seminar)
Awarded to an individual or an institution for outstanding work.

‘PREMIÈRE VISION’ AWARD
(4 winners announced at Design Seminar)
A sponsored visit to Première Vision Autumn/Winter Salon as special guests.

BTS PRESIDENTIAL PRIZE
(Winner announced at Design Seminar)
Selected from 1 st Prize winners of all categories and awarded for ingenuity of entry.

Visit website for more details about the Society: www.bradfordtextilesociety.org.uk

Download the prospectus: bradfordtextilesociety.org.uk/DesignCompetitionProspectus [pdf]

Contact:

John Lambert (Secretary BTS)
The Textile Centre of Excellence
Textile House
Red Doles Lane
Huddersfield
HD2 1YF

Email: john@cbwt.co.uk.
Tel: 01484 346500
Fax: 01484 346501

London International Creative Competition (LICC)

Deadline: 20 March, 2010 (Online) & (POSTMARK)

London International Creative Competition (LICC)



London International Creative Competition (LICC) is a vehicle for facilitating contact between uniquely talented artists and an international audience.

LICC invites passionate visual artists, regardless of experience or nationality, to submit their innovative artwork for inclusion in the LICC competition. The artwork is juried by a board of internationally esteemed artists, writers, curators, gallery owners and other luminaries of the visual arts. The jury-selected finalists and shortlist will be published in the LICC Annual Awards Book, on its website and will be announced to the creative arts and media outlets worldwide. The 15 finalists work will be presented at the LICC awards ceremony in London, one prize-winner will be chosen by the jury to receive the £2,000 cash prize.

This year's categories:

Architectural, Audio/Music. Design (Environmental/Fashion/Graphic/Interior), Drawing/Illustration, Installation, Mixed Media, NetArt/Web Design, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile, Video and Film, Writing. Other

All winners will be notified and announced online in 30 days after the final submission deadline. The jury selected finalists together with shortlist will be published in the LICC Annual Awards Book four months after the announcement. The 15 finalists work will be presented at the LICC awards ceremony in London, one prize-winner will be chosen by the jury to receive the £2,000 cash prize.

Entry fee is £20 single or series*
Students £15 single or series*
All entries must include the appropriate entry fee payable to the London International Creative Competition (LICC).
Early bird discount is 25%

To make the competition more accessible to an international community, the some countries have a 50% discounted entry fee.

Visit website for complete details: licc.us

For online submission: licc.us/submit

For PDF submission form: licc.us/pdfs

LICC competition is managed by Awads, Inc.

Awards Inc. / LICC Competition
550 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90004 USA

Border Art Biennial 2010 / Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010

Deadline: January 31, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Border Art Biennial 2010 / Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010

El Paso Museum of Art &
Museo de Arte Juarez
November 14, 2010 - February 13, 2011

El Paso Museum of Art presents Border Art Biennial 2010 / Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010

Description: The El Paso Museum of Art of El Paso, Texas and the Museo de Arte Juarez announce the Border Art Biennial 2010, the first juried exhibition to examine and highlight the often under-represented, but vital art and artists from the states on the US/Mexico border: Arizona, Baja California, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, New Mexico, Nuevo León, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Texas. To emphasize the notion of collaboration, each Museum will exhibit one of two artworks by every artist selected. All works included will be be reproduced in the accompanying exhibition catalog.

$5.00 entry fee.

2010 Jurors:
* Rita Gonzalez, Assistant Curator in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
* Itala Schmelz, Director at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil

Legal Agreement
* Applicants must be at least 18 years or older AND be a resident of one of the border states
* At least two works of art MUST be submitted. MAXIMUM of three works can be submitted.
* Entries must have been created within the last 2 years.
* Artists with artwork accepted will receive delivery/shipping information. Shipping, delivery and return of the artwork is the responsibility of the artist.

See Cafe call for entry and for more details: callforentry.org

For bilingual (English and Spanish) information and instructions visit: www.elpasotexas.gov/art

METROPOLIS Next Generation 2010

Deadline: January 29, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. PST (Online)

2010 METROPOLIS Next Generation
Design Competition

Winner announced in May 2010

Good design determines how well products, spaces, and systems work from the beginning. We think that great design ideas can make things work even better. One Design Fix for the Future challenges you to prove us right—whether you are an architect, interior designer, product designer, landscape designer, graphic designer, communication designer. We’re looking for ONE design fix you can make now in your designed environment—the products you use, your home, your workplace, your city, or any commercial application—that, in scale or as inspiration, can improve our future.

To enter, provide one small (but brilliant and elegant) fix—leading to an incremental (or dramatic) change in sustainability. Your fix needn’t have anything to do with “environmentalist engineering” to make a difference. Concentrate on what you know best, are aching to improve in a way that deploys your training and imagination.

Eligibility
The Next Generation Design Competition is open to any designer or architect in practice for ten years or less, as well as design students. The $10,000 prize is intended to support designers whose entries reflect systems thinking, sustainability, accessibility, materials exploration, technology, and historic relevance. Each designer should speak to any one of the six sub-disciplines supported by the magazine—architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, product design, graphic design. Employees of Sponsors are not eligible. All entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules.

Entry Fee & Deadline
The entry fee is $75 for each submission. All entries must be submitted by January 29, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. PST Residents of the following states by law are not required to pay an entry fee: AZ, CT, MD, ND, and VT.

Maximum Number of Submissions
Up to three submissions will be accepted from an individual or team of collaborators. A separate application and entry fee is required for each project submitted.

Submission Process
Projects must be submitted electronically via the online submission form. Metropolis will not accept mailed materials.

Judging
A panel of judges, representing a broad range of design disciplines, will choose the winner and up to fifteen (15) runners-up during the month of February 2010. The winner and runners-up will be notified by telephone or email. Judges’ decisions are final.

Visit website for complete rules, profile of judges, faqs & online entry form: metropolismag.com/nextgen

Desotorow Gallery: Stitched

Deadline: November 27, 2009 by 5pm (RECEIVE)

Stitched

Desotorow Gallery
Savannah, GA
Dec. 18-Dec. 30, 2009


Desotorow Gallery announces a call for entries to Stitched, a juried show featuring work that incorporates the stitch.

The juried exhibition “Stitched” is open to national and international artists of all levels.

To be considered, an entry form, entry fee, artist statement and digital images of the artwork should be submitted to Desotorow Gallery by 5pm, Nov. 27.

A $15 submission fee allows for the submission of up to 3 pieces of work.

Artists will receive notification of the list of selected pieces through email on November 30, 2009.

Further information about submitting work for the exhibition “Stitched,” including a complete list of dates, submission guidelines and forms, can be found at www.desotorow.org/opportunities/stitched.

Any questions about Desotorow Gallery and this exhibition can be addressed by calling 912.355.8204 or emailing info@desotorow.org.

About Desotorow
Desotorow is an art gallery that fosters an awareness and appreciation of the arts by providing affordable exhibition space for emerging and professional artists and by offering educational outreach programming open to artists and the community.

Desotorow hosts weekly art exhibitions and several music events each month. As a part of its community outreach programming, it also hosts film screenings, artist talks, and open critiques.

CONTACT:
Ai-ling Chang
Co-Director
Desotorow Gallery
ai-ling@desotorow.org
912.335.8204

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Time of Change

This blog was started (nearly 4 years ago) with the intent of providing easy access to Fiber/Textile focused opportunities for artists. There have been a few "fits and starts” along the way but we achieved our goal and even continued to evolve. The next stage of our development brings the following changes:

  1. The Keeper is bowing out. It's been a good run but it's time to move on to other projects. The reins have been handed over to a very good friend — Elise N. — who shall guide FACFE from this point forward.
  2. Fiber Art Calls for Entry shall no longer be sponsored by Art Craft Design Culture. Our friends (who are also in transition) have been very good to us. Their support has been invaluable. We thank them and wish them well.
  3. The focus of the blog shall remain the same but expect additions and enhancements to the overall experience.
Elise will include a note of introduction prior to the next postings. We are extremely pleased and confident Fiber Art Calls for Entry shall thrive during her stewardship.

We now join you on the other side by becoming READERS of this fine blog. Thanks for taking the journey with us.

Cheers,

The Keeper

Sunday, November 08, 2009

TEXTILE BOOK

Deadline: 1 February 2010 (RECEIVE)

TEXTILE BOOK
Textile Design Competition

Ljubljana, Slovenia
27 May 2010


TEXTILE BOOK Textile Design Competition Brief

In 2010 Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia will host the "WORLD CAPITAL OF BOOK EVENT".

Textile and Fashion Design, Department of Textiles, University of Ljubljana is launching the "BOOK IN FASHION" and "TEXTILE BOOK" international design competition which will be the contribution to the events in Ljubljana as a world capital of book.

The competition is open to fashion and textile students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The finalists of the fashion and textile design competition will take part at the final exhibition in May 2010 in Ljubljana. The event will be a part of the whole festival celebrating the occasion and will be sponsored by City of Ljubljana.

TEXTILE BOOK Project Description (truncated)

The task is to create a textile book - a tactile diary of textiles based on theme "BOOK". Consider what reading and books mean to you and how will you interpret your relationship through textile technics and materials.

Create and develop a textile book, which is defined and inspired by your own set research and theme.

The candidate will be required to submit all the following qualifying documentation to the Textile and Fashion Design, Department of Textiles, University of Ljubljana:

a. a portfolio in A4 (cm 21 x 29,7) format containing:

- inspiration, research, drawings, colour specifications, textile samples or other materials from a textile book. Each portfolio must be marked with the name and surname of the designer and the name of the college.

- a text detailing the concept of the textile book in no more than 250 words.

Any fabric, technics or material may be used.

Portfolios will not be sent back. Candidates are advised to send copies if this is an issue.

All material must reach Textile and Fashion Design, Department of Textiles, University of Ljubljana at 1st of February 2010.

In February 2010, a jury will examine all material received. The results will be promptly published online on the site http://www.oto-lj-si/ under the »News« section and all selected candidates will be immediately notified.

Selected candidates will be asked to create 1 outfit + accessories to be shown at the exhibition »BOOK IN FASHION«.

JURY AND PRIZES

»Textile book« award's jury will include renowned national fashion experts. Selection criteria will include: creativity, internationality and feasibility.

Judges will consider all entries and then create a shortlist of the best 3 entries.

1st prize: 150,00 euro

2nd prize: 125,00 euro

3rd proze: 100,00 euro

The finalists will be invited to take part at the final event on 27th of May 2010 in Ljubljana. The organiser will pay for each single participants's accomodation expenses, according to the programme.On the contrary, participants will have to pay for their travel expenses. Designers selected for the competition will be sent a detailed programme and all relevant information on the event immediately after the selections.

Visit either of the following website for complete details: http://www.cumulusassociation.org/competitions

BOOK IN FASHION

Deadline: 1 February 2010 (RECEIVE)

BOOK IN FASHION

International Design Competition
Ljubljana, Slovenia
27 May 2010


In 2010 Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia will host the “WORLD CAPITAL OF BOOK EVENT”.

Textile and Fashion Design, Department of Textiles, University of Ljubljana is launching the “BOOK IN FASHION” and “TEXTILE BOOK” international design competition which will be the contribution to the events in Ljubljana as a world capital of book.

The competition is open to fashion and textile students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The finalists of the fashion and textile design competition will take part at the final exhibition in May 2010 in Ljubljana. The event will be a part of the whole festival celebrating the occasion and will be sponsored by City of Ljubljana.

BOOK IN FASHION Project Description (truncated)

The task is to create a capsule fashion collection based on theme “BOOK”. Consider what reading and books mean to you and how will you interpret your relationship through textile material and clothing.

Create and develop an individual collection, which is defined and inspired by your own set research and theme.

The candidate will be required to submit all the following qualifying documentation to the Textile and Fashion Design, Department of Textiles, University of Ljubljana:

a. a portfolio in A4 (cm 21 x 29,7) format containing:
- the drawings of a minimum of 5 outfits complete with accessories. Each drawing must be numbered and marked at the back with the name and surname of the designer and the name of the college and its complete technical description on the back.
- a text detailing the concept of the collection in no more than 250 words.
- colour specifications and fabric samples.
Any fabric or material may be used.

Designers may choose among the following styles: high-fashion, ready-to-wear, avant-garde/experimental, street style, jeun créateur.

The participants are free to choose the season they prefer.

Portfolios will not be sent back. Candidates are advised to send copies of the originals if this is an issue.

In February 2010, a jury will examine all material received. The results will be promptly published online on the site http://www.oto-lj-si/ under the »News« section and all selected candidates will be immediately notified.

Selected candidates will be asked to create 1 outfit + accessories to be shown at the exhibition »BOOK IN FASHION«.

JURY AND PRIZES
»Book in fashion« award's jury will include renowned national fashion experts.

Selection criteria will include: creativity, internationality and feasibility.

Judges will consider all entries and then create a shortlist of the best 3 entries.
1st prize: 150,00 euro
2nd prize: 125,00 euro
3rd proze: 100,00 euro

The finalists will be invited to take part at the final event on 27th of May 2010 in Ljubljana. The organiser will pay for each single participants’s accomodation expenses, according to the programme.On the contrary, participants will have to pay for their travel expenses. Designers selected for the competition will be sent a detailed programme and all relevant information on the event immediately after the selections.

Visit either of the following website for complete details: http://www.cumulusassociation.org/competitions

Fantastic Fibers 2010

Deadline: February 5, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Fantastic Fibers 2010
An International Juried Art Exhibition

Yeiser Art Center
Paducah, Kentucky
April 3 – May 1, 2010


FANTASTIC FIBERS is an international competitive exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium are welcome. This competitive exhibition is open to all professional artists 18 years and/or over working in the field of fiber art.

TO ENTER

There is a $25.00 entry fee for a maximum of five (5) entries. Entries must be in JPEG format on a single CD (compact disk). Send only images of work that will be available for the exhibition. Resumes, bios, and/or artist statements may be included with entries.

AWARDS

Best of Show - $800
Second Place - $500
Third Place - $300
JURORS

This year’s jurors are Caryl Bryer Fallert, world-renowned art quilter; Judy Schwender, curator at the National Quilt Museum; and Freda Fairchild, nationally known printmaker and fiber artist.

Fantastic Fibers 2010 prospectus entry form: http://www.theyeiser.org/EditedFantasticFibersProspectusentryform.htm

NFORMATION

For additional information website at theyeiser.org OR contact the Yeiser staff at (270) 442-2453, email info@theyeiser.org,

Yeiser Art Center
200 Broadway Street
Paducah, KY 42001
270.442.2453 phone
270.442.0828 fax
info@theyeiser.org

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Shows

Deadline: January 9, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Annual Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Shows

Philadelphia, PA
JUNE 4-6, 2010
SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2010

This is an originals only fine art show! No reproductions of any kind are acceptable for display or sale. No posters, note cards, tee shirts, books, calendars, photography, or computer art may be shown, sold or promoted. Only original artwork created by the artist may be displayed and all work must be for sale. All work must be of the same or
better quality than the artwork submitted for jury. No work may be priced below $35.00.

You must submit a total of 5 images: 4 of your artwork and 1 booth display.

Categories: Drawing/Pastels, Sculpture, Graphic Arts, Oils/Acrylics, Mixed Media, Watercolor

If you are applying to either the June or September 2010 shows, you are required to pay a $35 application fee. If applying for both, you do not need to pay the fee more than once.

SHOW SPACE: Booth fee is $400 and is due upon acceptance. Do not send booth fee with application. Each artist is
assigned a 10 by 10 booth (no double booths) located on the sidewalk surrounding the Rittenhouse Square Park. There is
also a shared 5 foot space between every 2 booths.

Downloads:
RSFAA 2010 ARTISTS APPLICATION [pdf]

RSFAA 2010 AGREEMENTWAIVER [pdf]

Visit webssite for additional details: rittenhousesquareart.org/artistinfo

If you have any questions, contact RittenhouseArt@aol.com or by phone at: 1-877-689-4112

Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Association
PO Box 2055
Philadelphia, PA 19103-0055
877.689.4112
RittenhouseArt@aol.com

Lulan Artisans Design Competition

Deadline: December 15, 2009 (RECEIVE) (Online)

Lulan Artisans

Design Competition
Charleston, S.C.

Note: This Competition is intended to produce designs that will be included in Lulan Artisans 2010 textile collection, as well as populate a database of Creative Commons designs that weaving cooperatives around the world can use to increase their ability to make a sustainable living and be less at risk of poverty. As set forth in detail below, the prize is the sole payment that each winner shall receive from Sponsor and each winner must agree to transfer all right, title and interest in their entry to Sponsor in exchange for receiving any prize from Sponsor. No further royalties of any kind shall be owed to any winner. If this is unacceptable to you, then do not enter this Competition.

Competition Brief (truncated)
Lulan Artisans is looking for new and innovative designs that will help Lulan to continue to stand out in the market and that will be produced using traditional techniques and construction methods. We would like designs that highlight the weavers’ skills by focusing on the “woven by hand” aspect of production while still incorporating the contemporary modern aesthetic as Lulan currently does.

Lulan is primarily interested in receiving designs that are:

Structural weaves
Ikat designs
Block-print designs
We may also consider designs that focus on:

Embroidery
Supplementary weft
Fiber content: The winning designs that will be added to Lulan Artisans’ collection will be made of organic cotton and/or linen.

Most designs may be used to create an upholstery-weight fabric, while others will be considered for lighter weight for drapery use, apparel use or throws. A variety of applications will come from each design and the differing weight of these textiles.

Schedule
The Lulan Artisans Textile Competition 2009 starts on Monday June 1, 2009 and ends on Sunday, December 15, 2009. Entries may be submitted at any time during this time period.

Winners will be notified in February 2010 and announced in March 2010.

Rules (truncated)

Eligibility: Open to entrants 18 years or older. All Entries must be the original creation of the entrant.

Judging: All entries will be judged based on the following criteria, each of which will be equally weighted: aesthetics, innovation, contemporary fit with Lulan design sensibility, durability, functionality and marketability (“Judging Criteria”).

Sponsor plans to select three winning entries, but Sponsor reserves the right to select less winners should entries not meet the judging criteria or more winners should the judges in their sole discretion decide that more than three entries meet the criteria and needs of Sponsor’s 2010 textile collection.

Prizes: Sponsor will select three winning entries. Each winner will receive a prize of U.S. $1,500.

Visit website for complete Competion Details and Official Rules: http://11-17.lulan.com/about/design_brief

About Lulan Artisans
A unique collaboration between U.S. designers and groups of gifted artisans located throughout Southeast Asia, Lulan Artisans designs and produces high-quality, hand-woven, hand-dyed natural textiles. Sold by the yard or as home accessories through designer showrooms as well as specialty retailers and wholesalers, our work elegantly merges original contemporary designs with centuries-old Asian weaving traditions.

Headquartered in Charleston, S.C. since its founding in 2004, Lulan currently partners with more than 650 weavers, dyers, spinners and finishers from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and India. One of the company’s primary goals is to enhance economic development, creating sustainable livelihoods and improving the quality of life for its artisans, their families and their communities – and it is forging new ground as a for-profit social venture.

For more information, visit: lulan.com

I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review

Deadline: December 1, 2009 (POSTMARK) & (Online)
Late entry Deadline: December 15, 2009

I.D. Annual Design Review

2010 Call for Entries
I.D. Magazine
Cincinnati, OH

Since 1954, the Annual Design Review has recognized the best in product, furniture, graphic, and environment design, from the iconic to the obscure. Throughout the years, this annual showcase has chronicled the evolution of design, and highlighted its impact on our material and visual culture. Each year, the featured work is chosen by a jury of leading practitioners, who, along with I.D.'s editorial team, focus the abundance of submissions into a clear survey of the state of design. The resulting overview is published in the July/August issue of I.D. magazine — the Annual Design Review issue.

2010 Annual Design Review Categories

Designs may be entered in more than one category. Submit a separate entry and payment for each category.

Category Descriptions (truncated)

Consumer Products, Graphics, Packaging, Furniture, Environments, Equipment, Interactive, Concepts, Transporation (New Category), Gaming (New Category), Student Work (Formerly The Student Design Review)

Eligibility
Work must have been created between January 1, 2009 and December 1, 2009.

Student work must be the result of a classroom/academic assignment completed during the 2008/2009 academic year. Students must include a copy of an official student I.D. from that year.

Fee & Deadline
Single entry—$125

Student Single Entry—$35

All entries must be postmarked or submitted online no later than December 1, 2009. Entries postmarked or submitted online after December 1 require a late fee of $25 per entry ($15 for students). Entries postmarked after December 15, 2009 will not be accepted.

Awards
A panel of distinguished judges will choose a winner for each category in three award levels: Best of Category, Design Distinction and Honorable Mention. The Student Best of Category winner will receive the RADO YOUNG TALENT DESIGN AWARD, a $10,000 prize. All winners will be featured in August 2010 issue of I.D. and may appear on id-mag.com.

Visit website for complete details: www.id-mag.com/2010ADR

Hand Embroidery Network: WINTER WONDERLAND

Deadline: December 1, 2009 (RECEIVE)

WINTER WONDERLAND

Online Exhibition
Hand Embroidery Network
February 1 to March 31, 2010


The Hand Embroidery Network would like to announce the 2nd Hand Embroidery Network Online Exhibition 'Winter Wonderland'.
The winter online exhibition will be open to HEN community members and non members.

Eligibility

1. This is an international exhibition for beginners, intermediate or advanced embroidery artists.
2. Entry is open to members of the Hand Embroidery Network Community (free to join) and non members for a sign up fee of £5.00.
3. Work must be predominantly hand embroidery or freehand machine embroidery but other mediums are allowed.
4. Work must be your own original design (not a kit or chart).
5. Work must be created exclusively for the exhibition.

The theme 'Winter Wonderland' can be interpreted in many ways and using different embroidery styles and techniques. From traditional scenes, fun and cute, to a deep dark snow queen! Think Narnia meets Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'!

Guidelines (truncated)

1. This is an online Internet only exhibition.
2. There is no selection process all entries will be exhibited on the exhibition website.
3. Entries can be either 2 or 3 dimensional works of art. Work should not exceed an A2 sheet of paper in size (16.5 x 23.4 inch).
4. All hand embroidery techniques or freehand embroidery techniques are allowed.
5. You may submit 2 works per embroiderer for entry.

Prizes
1. There will be a prize in each category; beginners, intermediate and advanced. (Prizes to be announced, please note prizes will not be cash).
2. The prizes will be awarded on the best embroidery which interprets the theme of 'Winter Wonderland'.
3. The winners will be chosen by an independent judge(s).

View complete Exhibition Guidelines: handembroiderynetwork.com/winter-guidelines

To enter the 'Winter Wonderland' online exhibition please complete the online application: handembroiderynetwork.com/winter-wonderland_form

Made by Hand

Deadline: January 31 2010 (RECEIVE)

Made by Hand

In association with The Contemporary Craft Fair
Tredegar House
Newport, Wales
3-5 December 2010

Get in touch now and we will send you an application form for Made by Hand 2010 (in association with The Contemporary Craft Fair) 3-5 December 2010

Organised by Sarah James and the team from The Contemporary Craft Fair
Selected by a panel of independent industry professionals to ensure quality.

High profile event with national PR campaign 135 designer maker stands, 40 fine food and drink stands.

Deadline for applications is January 31st 2010. All applicants will be informed in writing 2 weeks after deadline.

For all enquiries please call 01626 830612 or email hello@madebyhand-wales.co.uk

Visit website to submit online request for application: madebyhand-wales.co.uk

Note: Application forms are only available through November.

Desotorow Gallery: 'Black Friday' Holiday Juried Art Show

Deadline: Nov 15, 2009 by 5pm EST (RECEIVE)

Black Friday

Holiday Juried Art Show
Desotorow Gallery, Inc.
Savannah, GA
Nov. 27-Dec. 2, 2009

Black Friday: A holiday juried art show.

Eligibility: This juried exhibition is open to national and international artists (professionals, emerging, and student).

Media/Genre: Open to all media and genres.

Entry Fee: You may submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable entry fee of $15. The entry fee may be paid online or with cash, check, or money order.

In order to be considered for the exhibit, you must submit the following:
1. Entry Form
2. Entry Fee
3. Digital Images
4. Artist Statement

Materials may be submitted via mail OR email.

Exhibition dates: November 27 to December 2, 2009

Download the Entry Form: desotorow.org/2009_blackfriday [pdf]

Further information about submitting work for the exhibition “Black Friday,” including a complete list of
dates, submission guidelines and forms, can be found at www.desotorow.org/opportunities/blackfriday.html.

Any questions about Desotorow Gallery and this exhibition can be addressed by calling 912.355.8204 or
emailing info@desotorow.org.

Desotorow Gallery, Inc.
2427 De Soto Avenue
Savannah, GA 31401
(phone) 912-335-8204
(web) www.desotorow.org
(email) info@desotorow.org

About Desotorow
Desotorow is an art gallery that fosters an awareness and appreciation of the arts by providing affordable exhibition space for emerging and professional artists and by offering educational outreach programming open to artists and the community. Desotorow hosts weekly art exhibitions and several music events each month. As a part of its community outreach programming, it also hosts film screenings, artist talks, and open critiques.

Wildethyme Art Gallery

Deadline: Unspecified

Portfolio Submissions
Wildethyme Art Gallery

Monte Vista, CO


Wildethyme Art is a brand new gallery (opening in December '09) looking to host artists working in folk arts, fibers, metals, ceramics, print work, and painting. Photography that deals with folk lore, folk art and culture will be considered.

Please visit wildethymeart.com for more info and to submit your portfolio for consideration.

Wildethyme Art
1631 Grande Avenue
Monte Vista, CO
laura@wildethyme.net
No phone calls please.

Hand Embroidery Network

Deadline: Ongoing

Hand Embroidery Network

HEN Blog & NEEDLE (Quarterly Online Magazine)
Publishing Opportunity


The Hand Embroidery Network (HEN) welcome contributions from embroiderers, embroidery artists, designers, crafters and writers etc...which we will feature on the HEN blog and magazine 'NEEDLE'.

The HEN blog averages 1000 hits per day with a high repeat visit count and is becoming a valuable resource for embroiderers, embroidery artists and designers. The HEN team post between 3-5 articles per day and if you would like to contribute to the blog we love to hear from you. We are looking for guest bloggers who could do a daily or weekly feature and one off articles. Any articles published will be accredited with your name and link to your website.

The HEN is excited to announce the launch of 'NEEDLE', a free quarterly online magazine dedicated to contemporary hand embroidery.

The magazine will be viewable online with links from various HEN websites. Each issue will include free projects, interviews, patterns, giveaways, how to's & reviews. We are seeking interesting stories and articles.

The first issue of NEEDLE magazine is due to be launched in the next few months and will initially be a quarterly online magazine in PDF format. NEEDLE will have a contemporary slant to it, and the HEN are interested in hearing from anyone with an interesting embroidery related story or article. This could be in the form of an interview, tutorials, projects, lifestyle, events, a day in the life of.. anything that the reader would find interesting and useful.

If you would like to contribute to the HEN please e-mail a summary of your article / idea to submissions@hamdembroiderynetwork.com in Word format.

If you are an embroidery artis, designer or maker and have an idea for an article or would like to see your work featured please email submissions@needlemagazine.com

Visit website for more details: www.handembroiderynetwork.com/contribute