Thursday, May 27, 2010

Art Kudos 2010

Deadline: June 30, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Art Kudos 2010
International Juried Competition
Online Exhibit

Art Kudos is an annual international juried competition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. Artists who are selected as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in a year-long online exhibition and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work.

The Art Kudos competition is sponsored by, a company that offers web-based services and resources for artists and arts organizations.

Eligibility: The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists. Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry). All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Work previously shown in an Art Kudos exhibition is ineligible. Please do not submit images which would be inappropriate for general audiences.

Awards Judge: Mitchell Albala teaches landscape painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

Awards: Exemplary works will be displayed in a year-long online exhibition at beginning August 15th. Cash awards totaling $4,500 will be distributed as follows: Best of Show - $1,400; Second Place - $1100; Third Place - $750; Founder's Award of Distinction - $500; (3) Merit Awards - $250 each.

Sales/Commissions: No commissions are taken for sales generated via the exhibition, and works submitted do not have to be available for sale. Sales will be encouraged, however, and artists will have the option to display their contact information beside their images.

Submission Guidelines: Artists must submit a completed entry form and pay a non-refundable entry fee of $30 US dollars to submit 3 images. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, artists may submit 2 views of each work (for a total of 6 images).

Acceptance/Notification: Artists will be notified by August 1, 2010 as to whether or not they have been selected as a finalist for the online exhibition. Award winners will be announced with the opening on August 15, 2010.


Entry Form:
4388 Wickershire Way
Norcross, GA 30092-1695

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts: 2012 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Deadline: July 16, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Wilmington, DE

The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) is currently taking applications for 2012 exhibitions in the Beckler Family Members' Gallery.

If you would like to apply for a solo show scheduled in 2012, you:

• Must be a current DCCA member
• Must not have exhibited in a solo show at the DCCA in the last four years

If you would like to join the DCCA or renew your membership:
• Please go to
• Download a membership application or call 302.656.6466 for more information

Application Postmark Deadline is July 16, 2010. Please mail the following:

1. 10 Digital images on a CD formatted in a PowerPoint Slide Show, which can be viewed on both a MAC and a PC.
2. Video art should be submitted on a DVD
3. Résumé and Statement
4. Late entries or works not conforming to these guidelines will not be reviewed. Artists will be notified of the results by October 1, 2010. No application materials will be returned.

Mail all materials to:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Attention: Annual Members’ Review

Call for Artists:


If you have questions, please contact Samantha Fruchtman, Curatorial Coordinator, at or by calling 302.656.6466, ext 7112

ITAMI International Craft Exhibition

Deadline: 30th July, 2010 (RECEIVE)

2010 ITAMI International Craft Exhibition
The Museum of Arts & Crafts

Itami, HYOGO

Theme: “Shuki and Shuhaidai”

Creation of works under the theme “Shuki and Shuhaidai” with no restriction on material. All works must concern Sake.

This is an open competition. Both individual and group entries are welcome.

Maximum Number of Submission
There is no limit to number of works to be submitted. However, when submitting works (or group of works) under different
concepts, please submit separate entry forms for each set of works.

Application Essentials
All works must be complete, original and unreleased with the sales price equal to or no more than 100,000 yen. Regarding the works submitted from abroad, they will not be for sale due to the declaration of exemption from taxation for re-export. There is no limit on size. However, organiser may decide not to show the works that may cause difficulty in transportation and display or for those that are too fragile.

Registration fee of 11,000 yen (general)/ 7,000 yen (students). All fees are inclusive of return delivery fee of 3,000 yen. There is no refund of the registration fee under any circumstance.

Best Overall Award
¥500,000 for 1 artist
2nd Best Overall Award (Shirayuki Award)
¥400,000 for 1 artist presented by Konishi Brewing Co., Ltd.
Itami Award
¥350,000 for 1 artist
Gold Awards
¥250,000 for each of the 2 awards: Shirayuki Itami Morohaku
Award and Shirayuki Classic Award both presented by Konishi
Brewing Co., Ltd.
Awards for Promising Talent
¥200,000 for each of the 3 awards: Oimatsu Award presented by
Itami Oimatsu Brewing Co., Ltd., Koyosha Award presented by
Koyosha Inc. and YOU-I Award presented by YOU-I Co., Ltd.
Best Material Award
¥100,000 for 1 artist presented by Satake Glass Co. Ltd.
Judge’s Choice
¥50,000 for 1 artist presented by Itami Shuzo Association



Contact: Please contact us by email only. email:

The Museum of Arts & Crafts ITAMI
5-28, Miyanomae 2-chome, Itami, HYOGO 664-0895 JAPAN
phone: +81 (0)72-772-5557 fax: +81 (0)72-772-5558

*For applicants who wish to apply from inside Japan, please contact us separately. We will inform you of the procedure for domestic applicants since there are some differences between the international applicants.

Fibre Design: TAFTA Artists Book

Deadline: September 1, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Fibre Design - Fibre Artists of Australia & New Zealand
A TAFTA Artists Book
The Australian Forum for Textile Arts (TAFTA)

Mount Gambier, South Australia
Anticipated Publication date December, 2010

Fibre Design - Fibre Artists of Australia & New Zealand – A TAFTA Artists Book

TAFTA and Dragon Design are seeking images from artists/designers across Australia and New Zealand for publication in late 2010 of a juried collection showcasing fibre/textile objects created since 2000.

Fibre and textiles must be the main focus of all work, but choose work that refl ects the book’s concept for its 150 pages of Fibre Design.

Artists will receive full acknowledgement in the book and will retain copyright of their work.

TAFTA and Dragon Design are seeking images from artists/designers across Australia and New Zealand for publication in the Fibre Design book. The book is a juried collection showcasing fibre/textile objects created since 2000. The entries will be screened, in the first instance, by Dragon Design (Garry Benson & Jayne Stacey) for technical quality of images, adherence to the conditions of entry & payment of entry fees (if applicable). They will then be transferred to DVD and sent to a panel of jurors (from the tertiary education sector) for final selection. Fibre and textiles must be the main focus of all work. Please choose work that reflects the book's concept of Fibre Design.

The categories for the book are:
2 dimensional work
3 dimensional work
Paper and Felt
Surface design

TO ENTER (truncated)

• You may enter up to a TOTAL of THREE artworks.
• These artworks can be entered in the same category, or you may choose a different category for each artwork. For each entry, please select the category that best represents your artwork.

• If you are a subscriber/member of TAFTA then entry is free. A subscription to Textile Fibre Forum magazine includes membership in TAFTA and is $38.50/yr within Australia or AUD$48/yr airmailed to New Zealand. Subscriptions accepted on TAFTA's website: To inquire about subscription status send email to
• If you are a non-member of TAFTA (not a subscriber to Textile Fibre Forum) then there is a handling charge of $25 (non-refundable) - the New Zealand handling charge is NZ$32.00

Visit website: for the entry form and additional details.

For questions regarding the submission process, email the book's editors via
or by snail mail to:
Jayne Stacey
10 Park Street
Mount Gambier
South Australia 5290

Figuratively Fiber

Deadline: September 27, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Textile Center
Joan Mondale Gallery
Minneapolis, MN
March 11 – April 16, 2011

Textile Center’s Joan Mondale Gallery seeks original art dolls that highlight textile materials and techniques.

Textile Center Joan Mondale Gallery invites artists to submit their original art dolls for juror consideration into Figuratively Fiber. This exhibition seeks figurative (specifically human-like), three-dimensional work that highlights the contributions of textile materials and techniques to the genre of art dolls. The gallery is looking for pieces that demonstrate imagination and exceptional craftsmanship. Artistic emphasis can be placed on any aspect of the work including the form, features, clothing, etc. This exhibition will be juried by Jodi and Richard Creager.

• All pieces must be artist’s original concept and executed soley by the artist. (If another designer’s pattern is used, credit must be given to the designer; please respect copyright laws.)
• Artwork must be 3-dimensional and have human-like features (e.g. head, hands, feet).
• Artwork must be predominantly textile-related, either in materials used or techniques employed.
• Artwork must have been completed after July 1, 2009.
• No size limitations.
• Artist statement pertaining to work must be submitted in Word document format (half-page per piece max).
• Two pieces may be entered per entry fee.

• Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
• Artwork executed under classroom or educational/ supervisory guidance is not eligble.
• Artwork may not have been previously exhibited at Textile Center.

Entry Fee: $30 per entry

• $250 Best of Show
• $250 Juror’s Choice
• $100 People’s Choice

Download the prospectus: [pdf]

Visit the website:

Figuratively Fiber
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE #100
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts: Artists' Submissions

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified


Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Wilmington, DE

The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts accepts unsolicited portfolio material or exhibition proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year. Submissions are regularly reviewed and artists whose works might be considered for exhibition opportunities will be contacted. CDs with jpeg images, DVDs, photographic reproductions, artist statements, résumés, and exhibition catalogues or announcements are welcome. Please do not send slides, videotapes, or original artwork. Due to the volume of submissions, we do not acknowledge receipt of, or return, materials.

For artist members, there are two opportunities each year for their works to be considered: the annual members’ juried exhibition (postmark deadline for which is around December 1st) and the open call for individual artist members’ solo exhibitions.

Please contact the curatorial department for current deadlines and opportunities. Samantha Fruchtman 302-656-6466 x 7112


Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts: Teaching Opportunities

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

Teaching Opportunities
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Wilmington, DE

If you are interested in participating as an instructor in one of DCCA’s programs, please send a letter of interest and resume that indicates training and teaching experience along with three references to: (preferred method)
Jane Chesson, Associate Curator of Education
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Visit website for Current Teaching Positions.



Contemporary Connections is a school-based program in which DCCA pairs a professional artist with a classroom teacher. This team, together with a DCCA representative, designs a curriculum in which the arts are integrated into core curriculum subjects. The main goal of Contemporary Connections is for students to understand the intellectual and cultural heritage of the arts and to see how this relates to contemporary society, their studies, and their lives. This program also develops teachers’ skills that enable them to use arts integration as a powerful teaching tool in core curriculum subjects is also a key aspect of the program. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis. For more information, please contact

Contemporary Connections Teaching Artist PDF

If you are an artist and interested in participating in this program, please send work samples along with a resume that indicates teaching experience to:

Jane Chesson, Associate Curator of Education
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801


Sunday, May 16, 2010

BECA Double Solo Exhibition

Deadline: June 3, 2010 by 8pm CST (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Double Solo Exhibition

Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
New Orleans, LA
July 3 – 31, 2010

Artists + designers at least 18 years of age from all countries are encouraged to submit their works for consideration. Two artists, designers, duos, groups or collectives will be selected by BECA Foundation directors + advisors to receive the double solo exhibition opportunity. Each of those two selected will be allocated either the front or rear gallery space for the exhibition of their individual work.

Submitted works are not required to conform to any particular medium, style, theme or concept. Accepted works and mediums include but are not limited to: site-specific installations, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, textiles, illustration, digital art, photography, video/new media, film, performance art, music and sound focused works, 3D animation, graphic design, product design, furniture design, haute couture fashion + accessories, architectural interventions/designs and functional art, etc. In other words, all creative culminations are welcome.

ELIGIBILITY: All works submitted must have been created within the last 2 years and must be original works or limited editions of no more than 10. All exhibited works must be made available for the duration of the exhibition. The submission must be the actual works you are proposing to exhibit should you be awarded one of two places in the double solo exhibition. Concept drawings or proposals for future works not yet created cannot be accepted. Individual works may have a maximum weight of 75 pounds each.

Fee: $35.00

Visit website for more information:

Download call to artists: [pdf]

Questions?: Please feel free to email The BECA Foundation at

Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
527 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

2010 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award

Deadline: 14 June 2010 by 5pm (RECEIVE)

2010 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award

Fremantle Arts Centre
Fremantle WA
25 September – 21 November 2010

2010 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award supported by Little Creatures Brewing. For prints and artists’ books in any print medium.

Conditions of Entry
The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award is open to living artists working within Australia. Individuals are invited to enter one print or artist’s book using any printing process. The entry is to be the work of the entrant and have been made during the two years preceding Monday 14 June 2010. Prints in multiple parts are acceptable but must be considered as a single work. Closing date for entries is Monday 14 June 2010.

Entry Fee: $38.50

Judging Panel
Vernon Ah Kee, Artist, Brisbane
Kirrily Hammond, Curator, Collection, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Leigh Robb, Curator, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth

$12,000 Acquisitive Prize
$5,000 Non-Acquisitive Prize
$6,000 Acquisition Fund with one or more works selected for the Little Collection
$300 People’s Choice Award

Download the prospectus:

Visit the website for more details:

2010 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street
Fremantle WA 6160

Vermont Studio Center Residency Program

Deadline: June 15, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Residency Program
Vermont Studio Center

Johnson, Vermont

Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists' and writers' Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world.

The Studio Center provides 4-12 week studio residencies on an historic 30-building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.

The Vermont Studio Center accepts applications on a rolling basis. However, applications are reviewed and considered for VSC Full Fellowships only four times a year. These deadlines are:

• April 1 (only for select international applicants)
• June 15
• October 1
• February 15

If you would like to be considered for a VSC Full Fellowship at any of these deadlines, your application must be received in our office by the application deadline.

It is best to apply at least six months in advance of your preferred start date, though we will consider applications received as late as 8 weeks in advance of the month(s) for which one is applying.

Available Fellowships:


Also see previous FACFE post:

Seoul Design Fair 2010

Deadline: July 13, 2010 by 17:00 GMT (ONLINE)

Seoul Design Fair 2010

Jamsil Sports Complex
Seoul Metropolitan City
Republic of South Korea
September 17 to October 7, 2010

Seoul Design Fair 2010 together with designboom promotes an international design competition.

Participation is open to applicants from every country in the world, to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts.

Free registration required.

Seoul International Design Competition 2010 is hosted by Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by Seoul Design Foundation in collaboration with designboom.

01 - the subject of the international competition is:
design for all
Future Technology and Daily Living

The motto of Seoul international design competition 2010 envisions the realization of an egalitarian society and human values through design proposals that are easy, convenient, and pleasant to use.

Especially in the environment of a contemporary city, as well as product and space, the importance of communication is rapidly increasing (most of it is based on digital technology),and design can bring convenience, safety, equality and pleasure to citizens through establishing a new order between components constituting a city.

The ‘design for all’ objective is made to increase the efforts and the pursuit of design production that can be shared by all, removing emotional and physical barriers by becoming an universal communicative social solution.

02 - categories
Product for All, Communication for All, Space for All

The winning submissions will be exhibited during the exhibition period of  Seoul Design Fair 2010 from September 17 to October 7, 2010. The award ceremony of Seoul Design Fair 2010 will take place on October 7, 2010 at Jamsil Sports Complex in Seoul Metropolitan City, Republic of South Korea.

03 – awards
the total prize money of seoul design competition 2010 amounts to USD 26,000 ***

04 – the jury
will be composed of international professional designers and members of the organization.

05 - design criteria
Projects should be original and not be currently in serial production.
Projects will be disqualified, if been awarded from other competitions or awards.

The jury will award designs and concepts which are innovative in terms of their formal / technological aspects as well as their social relevance.


Visit designboom website for full details including registration and entry submissions:

inquiries to please write in the subject line: design for all

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Passion For Fashion 2010

Deadline: July 1, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Passion For Fashion 2010

American Sewing Expo
The Rock Financial Showplace
Novi, Michigan
Sept. 24 - Sept. 25, 2010

If you are a sewing enthusiast that likes to add your own style to projects, the American Sewing Expo wants you to put on your creative hat, let your imagination go wild and enter our 4th Annual ASE Passion For Fashion! design challenge. This is a live challenge that will provide the opportunity for avid sewers to showcase their sewing and design talents complete with professional models and fashion show. The participant will be given a design challenge scenario and have all day Friday, September 24, to create their "secret project". Expo attendees will have the opportunity to follow the progress of the designers as they work on their creations. Contestants return on Saturday, September 25 to finish their creations and a last minute fitting on their professional model before the fashion show and photo shoot in the afternoon. A panel of industry fashion experts will judge and choose the challenge winner based on creativity, construction, fit, and composition.

We encourage sewers of all skill levels to challenge their creativity and participate in this event.

Prizes will include, but are not limited to
First Place - An Exciting Trip to New York City with the ASE Tour
Baby Lock Espire Sewing Machine
Second Place - Baby Lock Imagine DX Serger
Third Place - Baby Lock Decorator's Choice Sewing Machine

Deadline to enter is July 1, 2010.

Submissions must be accompanied by a $25.00 non-refundable jury fee and 1 fashion garment (no more than a 3-piece outfit) that has been created within the past two years. Fashion garment will be returned.

2010 Passion For Fashion Rules
2010 Passion For Fashion Entry Form

Visit website for additional details:

2011 NICHE Awards

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
Professional Division: August 31, 2010
Student Entries: September 30, 2010

2011 NICHE Awards

NICHE Magazine
Baltimore, MD
Febuary 18-21, 2011

NICHE magazine will be accepting applications for the 2011 NICHE Awards competition starting May 15, 2010. Applications can be filed online at

The contest will include new categories this year: basketry, outdoor art, wedding jewelry, paper and religious/inspirational art. Finalists are invited to display their work in the NICHE Awards exhibit at the Winter Buyers Market of American Craft in Philadelphia, Feb. 18-21, 2011. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony during the Buyers Market and featured in the Spring 2011 issue of NICHE.

The entry deadline for the professional division is Aug. 31, 2010. The deadline for student entries is Sept.30, 2010.

The NICHE Awards annually celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian craft. Categories include Clocks, Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood, Jewelry and more.

Judging of entries is based on three main criteria:
• technical excellence, both in surface design and form
• a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
• market viability (professional entries only)

About NICHE Magazine
NICHE magazine, a quarterly trade publication for American and Canadian fine craft retailers, is published by The Rosen Group, a Baltimore-based arts marketing, publishing and advocacy firm. In addition to NICHE, The Rosen Group publishes AmericanStyle magazine, a quarterly consumer arts and lifestyle magazine for collectors of American art and fine craft, and produces the Buyers Market of American Craft, the nation's largest wholesale craft tradeshow.

Application information now available at

CONTACT: Erin Hartz
410.889.2933 ext. 206

Fibre Arts @ BALLARAT 2011

Deadline: Unspecified
Balance of Fees due: 11th Feb 2011

Fibre Arts @ BALLARAT 2011

Fibre Arts Australia
Ballarat Grammar School
Ballarat Australia
14th – 20th April 2011

A huge line-up of massive talent from all over the world and Australia, will present outstanding workshops and lectures!

FIBRE ARTS AUSTRALIA bringing only the best in the world to share their knowledge with you.


Keiko Amenomori-Schmeisser: Shibori - To Be Carried Away!
Amanda Degener, USA: Handmade Paper Artist Books
Kay Faulkner, AUS: Weaving... Building Blocks
Kerr Grabowski, USA: Mark Making (Waiting List Only)
Steve Gonsalves, AUS: Photography And Photoshop As An Art Form
Cas Holmes, UK: Beyond The Surface... Paint, Dye, Paste And Stitch (Waiting List Only)
Judy Hooworth, AUS: Mixed Media Collage
Catherine Howell, AUS: Masquerade!
Morgan James, AUS: Flower Power
Liz Jeneid, AUS: The Subversive Book
Denise Litchfield, AUS: Guerilla In Our Midst....Knit Installations
Peta Lloyd, AUS: Artist Books And Shrines Using Kitchen Sink Technology (Waiting List Only)
Sandra Meech, UK: Connecting Art To Stitch (Waiting List Only)
Barbara Mullan, AUS: Explore North Africa
Phillipa Rooke, AUS: Fibres And Fabric... The Textured Felted Surface
Jacky Russell, UK: Textured And Decayed Surfaces
Julie Ryder, AUS: Sensational Silks
Barbara Schmelzer, AUS: Textiles And Their Uses In Bookbinding
Joan Schulze, USA: A Novel Approach To Quilt And Related Arts... 5 Chapters, 1 Story
Carol Shinn, USA: Painting With Freestyle Machine Embroidery
Karen Torrisi, AUS: Beaded Embellished Adornments

Visit website for complete details:

Glenys Mann
9 Hannaford Avenue
Tamworth 2340


Deadline: Unspecified (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)


Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
New Orleans, LA
July 1 – December 31, 2010

A Global Exhibition of Emerging Contemporary Art + Design…An Experimental, Cross-Pollination of New Ideas for Progress + Possibility

Artists + Designers may register to participate in CURATE THIS! at any time but artist and designer works and information are uploaded to in the order in which COMPLETED submissions are received.

Registered CURATE THIS! 2010 artists + designers who have successfully completed their submissions by June 15, 2010 will be eligible to receive votes leading to the CURATE THIS! Public Vote Award of $2,500.

Submitted works of art + design are not required to conform to any particular theme, medium, style or concept. Concept drawings/descriptions for works not yet created will be accepted.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all artists and designers at least 18 years of age from any country. Accepted works and mediums include but are not limited to: site-specific installations, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, textiles, illustration, digital art, photography, video/new media, film, performance art, music and sound focused works, 3D animation, graphic design, product design, furniture design, haute couture fashion + accessories, architectural interventions/designs and functional art, etc. In other words, we are open to all creative culminations.

FEES: $40.00

CURATE THIS! 2010 submission guidelines

More information is available at the following sites:

Questions?: Please feel free to email The BECA Foundation at should you have any questions.

Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
527 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Tamworth Textile Triennial

Deadline: 30 July 2010 (RECEIVE)

1st Tamworth Textile Triennial

Tamworth Regional Gallery
Tamworth NSW
September 2011

The Tamworth Textile Triennial will build on the tradition of the Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennials, showcasing the work of contemporary textile artists.

There are few events in Australia that can demonstrate such a strong tradition of promoting and sustaining the unique cultural heritage associated with both the history and technology of textile practice.

The 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial will provide a forum to explore current issues and trends in textile practice in Australia.

Tamworth Regional Gallery will work to develop stronger links with Asia and is committed to building the profile of the exhibition and engaging with a wider audience.

Expressions of interest are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, age groups, emerging artists and established practitioners.

The selection process will be in three stages: (truncated)

Stage One (February – July 2010)
Artists are invited to submit an expression of interest. A panel will be convened in August 2010 to make an initial selection of artists. The factors they will consider will include:

Innovation – this can include individual and/or collaborative projects (with other individuals or industry or technology-based, educational or community organisations)
Demonstrated skills in realising concepts – this can include drawing, visual diary and collage book of ideas
Use of traditional and/or contemporary technologies.
Demonstrated appreciation of craft traditions – textile specific, but can include another craft discipline
Use of materials - can include sustainable practice and processes Use of colour and pattern.

Stage Two (September – November 2010)
Artists selected in Stage One will be invited to submit a detailed proposal in response to a theme to be determined by the curator.

Stage Three (November 2010)
Artists selected for the first Tamworth Textile Triennial will be advised by the end of November 2010.

Expressions of interest will be accepted from artists living and working in Australia.

A submitted expression of interest indicates that where the artist is selected for the 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial, the artist authorises the reproduction of images of their work, their artist statement and CV in the catalogue, education kit, website, promotion and other material produced for the 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial.

The panel will not consider any materials submitted, other than those identified in prospectus.


If you have any questions please contact
Sarah Evans
Project Coordinator
1st Tamworth Textile Triennial
0421 613 056

Tamworth Regional Gallery
466 Peel Street
T 02 6767 5459
F 02 6767 5249

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Deadline: 6 August 2010 at 5pm (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Woollahra Council
Double Bay NSW
23 October to 7 November 2010

Established in 2001, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize attracts strong support from artists, collectors and critics and is the only national acquisitive prize that showcases the quality and diversity of sculptures of smaller dimensions.

The competition is open to all artists, whether they reside locally, regionally or internationally.

1. For the purpose of The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, sculpture is defined as a freestanding, non-site specific, three-dimensional object, constructed of durable materials. Only freestanding works will be accepted for selection.
2. Entries should not exceed 80cm in any dimension, and must have a stable base. The overall weight and dimensions must allow for easy transportation, and not exceed the carrying capacity of two average persons.
3. All entries must be the original work of the submitting artist and must have been designed or completed within two years prior to October 2010.
4. There is no limit to the number of entries an artist can submit. A separate application form and entry fee must accompany each entry. Only one work per artist will be shown in the exhibition.
5. A non-refundable entry fee of $40 (including GST) must accompany each entered work. Entry fees contribute towards the cost of staging the Prize. Woollahra Council reserves the right to cancel or postpone the Prize and exhibition, in which case the entry fees will be refunded.

JudgesThe judges of the 2010 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize are John Kaldor AM (Principal of Kaldor Public Art Projects), Monica McMahon (Curator - University of Western Sydney) and Glenn Barkley (Curator - Museum of Contemporary Art).

Prizes for the 2010 award total $13,000 and include:

•The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, an acquisitive award of $10,000
•The Special Commendation, a non-acquisitive award of $2,000
•The Viewers' Choice, a non-acquisitive award of $1,000

Get a copy of the 2010 entry form and check the list of frequently asked questions (FAQ):

Inquiries may be directed to:
Woollahra Municipal Council
Cultural Development Coordinator
Phone: +61 2 9391 7135
Fax: +61 2 9391 7044

Simply irRESISTible

Deadline: July 16, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Simply irRESISTible
an exhibition of all things textile incorporating resist dyeing techniques
some things looming gallery
Reading, PA
September 12-November 14, 2010

some things looming, a fiber arts community dedicated to the promotion of the art form in Berks County, PA and beyond is proud to present:

simply irRESISTible
an exhibition of all things textile incorporating resist dyeing techniques

Artists throughout the ages have used many methods to "resist" or prevent dye from reaching all areas of their cloth...creating patterns and ground color.
Artists are encouraged to submit work for this salon-style exhibition which aims to highlight what is innovative and extraordinary in the field of resist dying techniques as it pertains to textiles.
If you work with wax or paste resist... or, a mechanical resist that manipulates the cloth such as tying or stitching... or yet another form of resist technique involving chemical agents that repel another type of dye printed over the top...or a technique all together different, yet resist-related... this exhibition is for you!

Rules for Entry: (truncated)
- All work must be original, one-of-a-kind, made by the artist submitting entry.
- Artists may submit up to a maximum of three images, completed within the last three years, to be in the exhibition. 2-D work must be 40" x 40" or less, 3-D work on pedestals no larger than 18" x 18" x 18". Freestanding works will be accepted. No large installations can be considered. Yardage is acceptable.
- Selected artists are responsible for costs of shipping their work to and from the gallery.
- Entry fee is $25.

some things looming gallery, studios & boutique
526 washington street
reading, pa 19601

Saturday, May 08, 2010


Hello Readers:

Change IS Coming to Fiber Art Calls for Entry!  Expect a NEW LAYOUT and MORE FEATURES!

The roll out of changes to the FACFE site was scheduled to begin on Friday, April 30th. "STUFF" happening behind the scenes has slowed our progress BUT we're still on course.

I'll be back with another update in a few days.  Thanks for your readership.



Art of the Quilt 2010

Deadline: September 10, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Art of the Quilt 2010
American Sewing Expo

Novi, Michigan
September 24-26, 2010

We are very excited to announce the Art of the Quilt challenge for 2010, "Classic American Automobiles". Everyone in America has a favorite automobile from the past or a dream car they wish they owned. This opportunity can allow you to expound on that memory or dream and will present an artistic experience to express a pride in American ingenuity. Your creative wheels are probably already turning, so what are you waiting for? It is going to be fun to make and fun to see how all the contestant interpret this challenge.

$2,000 Cash Prize for the Grand Prize!

“Art of the Quilt” Contest Rules (truncated)

1. Quilts are to strictly follow the theme, "Classic American Automobiles". Everyone in America has a favorite automobile from the past or a dream car they wish they owned. This challenge will allow you to expound on that memory or dream and present an artistic experience to express pride in American ingenuity.
2. Quilts are to be “other than traditional” in nature. Judges will be looking for innovative, artistic quilts. They can include piecing, appliqué, & surface embellishment techniques (dyeing, trapunto, stenciling, whole cloth, embroidery, batik, painting, embossing, etc.)
3. The quilt must consist of 3 layers held together with stitching.
4. Open to all, but must be the work of a single individual. No group or 2 person quilts. Quilt(s) must be constructed and quilted by person named on entry blank.
5. Limit 2 entries per person. Entry fee is $20 per quilt and includes return shipping. Void where prohibited by law.
6. Entry must be quilted either by hand or machine. No kits, “cheater cloth”, or tied quilts will be accepted. Quilt size must be between 20 inches by 20 inches to 30 inches by 30 inches to be considered. (400 square inches minimum to 900 square inches max.)
7. Quilt(s) must be a single unit and not framed with wood, metal, etc.


2010 Art of the Quilt Rules
2010 Art of the Quilt Entry Form

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2010 Innovation Generation

Deadline: September 10, 2010 (POSTMARK)

2010 Innovation Generation
American Sewing Expo

Novi, Michigan
September 25, 2010

The very popular and inspiring contest for young sewers ages 8 - 18 is presented on the Fashion Stage at the show. These young people amaze and delight attendees with their skills and creativity!

2010 Innovation Generation Contest Rules (truncated)

1. Contestant must be between the ages of 8 and 18 years of age by December 31, 2008.
2. The contestant must be the maker of their entry and knowledgeable on the sewing process.
3. Garments, entry forms and fees must be mailed to the American Sewing Expo offices by September 10, 2010.
4. Garments will be pre-judged on the following:
a. Overall appearance
b. Workmanship
c. Seams and seam finishes
d. Handwork and finishing details
e. Overall construction
f. Degree of difficulty
g. Embellishments
h. Color combinations
i. Notions and trims
j. Compatilibity of materials

5. The contest will take place under the supervision of the Sponsors. Entries will be judged by a committee of sewing professionals selected by the Sponsors. Prize winners will be selected for originality, adherence to selected theme, workmanship, creative use of materials and overall design execution. Participants agree to be bound by these rules and the decision of the judges, whose decisions are final.

To enter, send:
Garment(s), $15.00 entry fee per child and entry form

2010 Innovation Generation Rules & Application

Visit website for additional details:

American Sewing Expo
1385 Clyde Road
Highland, MI 48357-2216
phone: 248-889-3111

Lynnwood Library Gallery Art Exhibits

Deadline: September 24, 2010 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Lynnwood Library Gallery Art Exhibits

Lynnwood Arts Commission
Lynnwood, WA
2011 Exhibition Season

The Lynnwood Arts Commission is accepting applications for monthly exhibits in 2011 at the Lynnwood Library Gallery.

For over 15 years, The Lynnwood Arts Commission has organized art exhibitions in its gallery. We invite visual artists in Washington to apply. The Lynnwood Arts Commission will select artists for exhibitions.

• Artists exhibit for approximately one month in 2011
• Small to medium size 2-D work up to 36”x36”, and small 3-D work up to 12”x12”x12”.

The gallery is located inside the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036. The total space is 35 linear feet + one display case. We encourage artists to visit and preview the space.

Deadline is September 24, 2010
Jurying by October 12.
Artists notified in October.

Download Lynnwood Library Gallery Art Application:

[Word Document]

[PDF File]

Marianne Johnson (Gallery Art)
City of Lynnwood Arts Commission
P O Box 5008
Lynnwood, WA 98046

Recycled and Re-Purposed: Art from a Disposable Society

Deadline: September 29, 2010 5:00pm (RECEIVE) Or (EMAIL)

Recycled and Re-Purposed
Art from a Disposable Society

Ventura County Arts Council
Ventura, California
October 15 – November 30, 2010

Theme - How many of our discards reside in landfills instead of on the walls of an art gallery? This show highlights how creative artists can recycle or re-purpose materials into works of art or craft. The works may be purely works of art; or artful, practical crafts or tools. They may also be homage’s to tragic events such as fires, or celebrations such as weddings and anniversaries. The works can be of virtually any material, but most reflect inventiveness and creativity.

1. Artwork is consistent with Show Theme.
2. Original work produced in last two years and not previously exhibited in the Atrium Gallery.
3. The artist resides in Ventura, Santa Barbara, or Los Angeles Counties.
4. The work can be exhibited using the available spaces and mounting systems of the gallery, and is “prepared” to the standards listed herein (see “About the Atrium Gallery” below).
5. The work projects not more than 12” from the wall, and is no smaller than 12” x 12” or larger than 72” x 72”; OR be a freestanding work. Discuss exceptions to these standards with the Arts Council staff before submitting work.
6. The content of the work is appropriate for the work place in which the gallery is located.

All art must be clean and ready for display. It should be framed professionally. Submissions on stretched canvas can be submitted without framing if the edges are clean or painted as a continuation of the front image.

Sales of work must be coordinated through the VCAC office so pick-up can be arranged and a modest commission collected (15% of from members and 25% from non-members of the Arts Council).

Download: Recycled Prospectus

Ventura County Arts Council
(805) 658-2213
(805) 658-2281 Fax

Remarkable Symposium 2011 Exhibition

Multiple Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
Exhibition Entries: 14 January 2011
Web Challenges: 20th January 2011
Symnposium Registration: Unspecified

Remarkable Symposium 2011 Exhibition
Queenstown, New Zealand
18th to 23rd April 2011

The 14th National Patchwork and Quilting Symposium (in Queenstown 18th to 23rd April 2011) will involve up to 1500 New Zealand and overseas participants attending a wide range of classes and workshops, lectures, merchants’ markets and exhibitions, among other activities. The 50 or so classes a day, for five days are tutored by well known overseas and national tutors. Lectures are run in the lunch hours and evenings and are usually given by internationally renowned tutors. The exhibitions include our major judged national quilt exhibition and a number of smaller exhibitions of quilts, including exhibitions of overseas quilts, and quilt challenges. We run a Merchants’ Mall where 30 or so quilt related shops and merchants promote and sell their latest merchandise. Other activities include sponsors’ and tutors’ evenings, awards and opening ceremonies, formal dinner for 300 or more participants and a finale evening.

Your Registration of Interest gives you a registration number, regular newsletters, the class registration book, and priority for class allocation. Visit the Registration of Interest page.

Remarkable Symposium 2011 Exhibition – Conditions of Entry (truncated)

1. Entry to the exhibition is open to all quilters who are New Zealand Residents and who register for Remarkable Symposium 2011.

2. Entry to the challenges is open to both NZ and overseas Symposium registrants.

3. Entrants into Youth Categories (Next Generation up to 12 years and Next Generation 13-19 years) are not required to be registered for Remarkable Symposium 2011.

4. All entries must be on the official entry form and received at P O Box 825, Queenstown 9348 by 14 January 2011.

5. For the purposes of this exhibition, a “quilt” is defined as a fabric sandwich comprising three layers held together with quilting stitches or tying. This rule does not apply to the Fibrelicious category.

6. A non-refundable entry fee applies: $15 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry.

Conditions of Entry
Exhibition Categories and Challenges
Web Challenge

Visit website for complete details:


Remarkable Symposium 2011 Inc
P.O. Box 2204
Wakatipu 9349
New Zealand
phone: 03 442313

Stitches Across Time

Deadline: 28 February 2011 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Stitches Across Time

Dufferin County Museum and Archives
Rosemont, Ontario
27 May - 21 August 2011

To celebrate the tradition and history of textile arts, the Dufferin County Museum and Archives invites submissions for a juried exhibition of fibre arts inspired by a selection of historical pieces from the museum's extensive collection of artifacts. Works submitted can include any textile medium or technique. We welcome both two- and three-dimensional contemporary works.

Conditions of Entry (truncated)
  1. To enter you must be a resident of Canada. Deadline for entry is 28 February 2011.
  2. All entries must be of original design and be an interpretation rather than a copy of the inspirational piece.
  3. Entries must follow the theme of the exhibition and be of either textile technique or textile medium.
  4. Your entries must be made exclusively by the artist and not from kits or during a workshop. A collaboration is acceptable, but all contributors must be acknowledged.
  5. Please provide a brief 100 words or less explanation of your piece and indicate the specific artifact that inspired the entry.
  6. The maximum size for any entry is 72 X 72 inches (180 X 180 cm.). Entries must have been completed in 2010 or later, and be based on one of the inspirational pieces.
  7. Entries must be suitably finished and ready to hang or display and accompanied by all necessary hardware and instructions.
  8. To enter, send two low-res (each less than 1MB) images in JPEG format of your entry (one of the entire piece and the other, a close-up illustrating technique or detail of work) via email by 28 February 2011.
  9. A non-refundable fee of $30.00 taxes included must accompany your entry form. You may submit a maximum
    of three (3) pieces. NFS cheques will be charged a fee of $35.00.

Jurying will take place by digital images only. Selection will be made on the basis of interpretation, originality and technique. Images of the artifacts can be viewed on the museum's website:

The exhibition, Stitches across Time, opens 27 May 2011 and runs until 21 August 2011. A number of events are being planned for this time.

The exhibit and corresponding events are being organized by members of the local fibre arts community and the Dufferin County Museum and Archives.

Jurors – To be announced.

Visit regularly to get the most up-to-date details on the exhibition as they become available.

Prospectus [PDF]
Entry Form [DOC]

Dufferin County Museum and Archives
Highway 89 & Airport Road
P.O. Box 120
Rosemont, Ontario L0N 1R0
877.941.7787 toll free

Modish Creators Market

Deadline: Unspecified

Modish Creators Market

Malvern Town Hall
2010 Market Dates: 8th May, 19th June, 28th August,
18th September, 2nd October, 20th November, 4th December

About: Kylie and Kelly are two cousins, who are passionate about all things handmade, and most importantly original. We love being stallholders and shopping at markets so much that we decided to start our own. The idea was to create a “Handmade Lifestyle Market” that has the perfect mix of Melbourne’s best independent handmade designers, encompassing clothing, accessories, unique jewellery, gorgeous stationery, stunning decor, delicious decadent food and much more. We are very excited about our new venture. We look forward to getting to know our stallholders and meeting your customers. See you there

Applicant Information: (truncated)
  • Modish Creators Market will release three market dates available for Stallholder application submission, approximately 6 weeks prior to the first market date. There will be a 4 week opening for applications to be received and assessed.
  • All applicants will be sent an email confirming or declining their application.
  • The operators of Modish Creators Market have the right to decline applications at their discretion, if they believe the product is not suitable for the market, or if they have an excess of applications in that product range.
  • It is extremely important that the product range showcased at each market changes, not only for the fairness of all stallholder applicants, but also to ensure a varied retail experience for customers.
  • A limited number of positions are available for permanent stallholders, but it will be dependent on the popularity of the creative field. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a permanent stallholder, please let us know in the “Additional Information” field in your application.
  • It is mandatory that stallholder applicants send a minimum of 4 high quality photographs with their application. These photographs assist with product selection for each market, and will be used to showcase each confirmed stallholder on our website. These photographs may also be used in our blog, newsletter or “artist of the moment” interviews. We do not accept drawings or proposals on finished products.

Product Information: (truncated)
    All products for sale at Modish Creators Market must be handmade by you, the Stallholder. All products must be the same as (or representative of) the product images that were submitted with your application.
  • Commercially produced products are not permitted.
  • All applications are assessed by market organisers to ensure diversity is achieved at each market.

Market Fees: The cost of a stall at Modish Creators Market is $150 inc-GST (includes Trestle table, Chair, Public liability insurance).

Online Stallholders Application

Stallholders Terms and Conditions [pdf]

Stallholder Information [pdf]


Saturday, May 01, 2010

40th Street Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: May 10, 2010 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

40th Street Artist-in-Residence

Philadelphia, PA
August 15, 2010 to August 15, 2011

The mission of the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence program is:
  • To address the need for artist studio space in West Philadelphia by offering studios rent-free, on a rotating basis, primarily to those artists who reside in/are affiliated with Philadelphia neighborhoods west of the Schuylkill River.
  • To assist in the career growth and provide exhibition opportunities for new and emerging artists and those whose work has not been recognized in mainstream venues.
  • To enrich the area around 40th Street by placing artists in the neighborhood who share their creative talents with members of the local community.
If accepted to the program, you will be granted a studio space at our site at either 4007 or 4013 Chestnut Street (near the intersection of 40th Street and Chestnut Street) for a period of one year, beginning on August 15, 2010 and ending August 15, 2011. You will be encouraged to use that time to develop your own creative work. In exchange, you will be asked to share your talents with the community through a minimum of 80 hours of outreach work over the course of the year. Support will be provided to help you develop this project effectively.

In addition, the artists in residence will have opportunities to work together to plan group exhibitions both of their own work and of their outreach work.  Monthly meetings will help facilitate this work as well as create opportunities for artists to share ideas and create a true community.   
Our sites are not live-in facilities. The studios are available at all times, but the buildings are shared. The space can accommodate a variety of creative activities, including painting, sculpture, installation art, photography, and performance art. Collaborative as well as individual efforts are welcome.

The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence program strives to create a community of artists who share their talents with each other and with the surrounding community.

To apply, please complete and submit application by May 10, 2010 to 

Feel free to email with any questions about the program or application process.


40th Street AIR Call

40th Street AIR Application

40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program:  

Art Ability

Deadline: June 28, 2010 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

Art Ability
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

Malvern, PA
November 7, 2010, through January 16, 2011

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Ability program is now accepting artist entries for the 2010-2011 Exhibition and Sale.

The Call for Entries is open to artists with physical, cognitive, visual and hearing disabilities. Only work executed after the onset of disability or injury is eligible. All works must be for sale. Art previously exhibited in Art Ability is not eligible for submission. Reproduction prints will not be accepted.

All media are eligible including: Works on paper, Paintings, Sculpture, Jewelry, Photography, Pottery, Fiber arts and other Fine crafts.

Deadline for submissions: June 28, 2010

Call for Entry Information

Art Ability will be on display from November 7, 2010, through January 16, 2011, at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, PA. The exhibit officially opens with a Patrons Preview Reception on Saturday, November 6, 2010. For ticket information, email

The preferred method of submission is online at, but Art Ability will also accept submissions by mail.

Online (preferred method of submission) | See Art Ability 2010/2011 at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

By Mail
Download the following PDFs for further instructions on submitting artwork by mail.

Artist Entry Form
Artist Submission Identification Form

Visit website for additional details: Art Ability

Breaking Traditions

Deadline: August 21, 2010 (ONLINE)

Breaking Traditions
The American Sewing Expo

Novi, Michigan
2010 to 2011

Curated by: Lynn Krawczyk

Breaking Traditions is an open call art quilt exhibit. It is an excellent show opportunity and includes various prizes. The exhibit hangs at The American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan.

Breaking Traditions has become a community effort, helping to support the fundraising projects of fellow fiber/mixed media artists.

The 2010 exhibit will benefit Claudine Intner's Art Now for Autism. In honor of Claudine's efforts to raise money for autism research, the theme for 2010 will be "in my words..."

The exhibit features 12"x12" art quilts. Participants for the 2010 show will express the ways in which autism has effected their lives. If you do not personally know anyone who has autism or has been effected by it, you can still participate by making a quilt in support of autism research.

$10 of the $15 entry fee will be donated to Autism Speaks through Art Now for Autism.

This is an open call exhibit, everyone is encouraged to participate. Prizes are donated for those in the exhibit and an Exhibit Favorite is chosen.


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Dance of Life: Bras for Breast Cancer

Deadline: September 24, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Dance of Life: Bras for Breast Cancer
Hosted by: Artisan Style

Dallas, TX
October 2 to October 23, 2010

Curated by: Junanne Peck, 214-336-8526,

This exhibit is to give vision and voice to the experiences of all those affected by breast cancer. The mission of this exhibit is to bring awareness of breast cancer and how it affects survivors, patients, families and friends who have stories to share. It is to increase community awareness and healing through art.

This exhibition is a celebration of strength, courage, fragility and feeling expressed through painting, collage, sculpture, dance, storytelling, film/video, mail art and song.

The “Dance of Life” will have an auction of embellished bras that will be exhibited alongside works of art at the opening reception. We are organizing multiple events centered around the event.

If you or your organization in the DFW area would like to set up a workshop to create embellished bras, I’ll be glad to attend and help get it going.

Everyone is invited to participate in this event.

All entries are donated for the Auction.

All entries will be exhibited and Auctioned and there are no returns.

Funds raised will go to a local cancer research/recovery facility.

Download the entry form" Bras_For_Breast_Cancer/Entry Form [pdf}

Visit website for full details: