Sunday, June 20, 2010

Writing on the Walls

Deadline: June 25, 2010 Due by 5pm EST

Writing on the Walls
Desotorow Gallery

Savannah, GA
July 16 to July 28, 2010

Theme: The act of writing a list, sending a personal letter and even passing a note have become few and far between in the digital age. An E-mail or a text message, however efficient, no longer hold that personal touch. Handwriting is so specific to an individual that this form of expression within itself seems to have been left behind by contemporary telecommunications. Writing style is dynamic: an unfinished work to be modified, revised, and shaped over a lifetime. Writing on the Walls examines and celebrates the personal idiosyncrasies of the art of handwriting through various mediums: letters, notes, grocery lists, and other organic print pieces that continues to exist despite today's increased use of digital methods. We invite you to join us in our exploration of the ever disappearing art of the written word.

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

Media/Genre: Open to works of all genres and media.

Entry Fee: You may submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable entry fee of $20 The entry fee may be paid online or with cash, check, or money order.

Sale of Work: Desotorow Gallery, Inc. will not take commission on the sale of artwork. Payment will be made directly to artists.

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For more information, email

Desotorow Gallery, Inc.
2427 De Soto Avenue
Savannah, GA 31401

American Craft Council 2011

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)
July 25, 2010 at 12 midnight (MDT)
August 1, 2010 at 12 midnight (MDT) -- Late Application

American Craft Council 2011 Shows

BALTIMORE SHOW (35th Annual): Two days of Wholesale Only and Four days of Retail to the Public
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland

ATLANTA SHOW (22nd Annual): Three days of Retail Only
Cbb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, Georgia

ST. PAUL SHOW (25th Annual): Three days Retail Only
ST. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minnesota
APRIL 15-17

SAN FRANCISCO SHOW (36th Annual): Three days Retail Only
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California
AUGUST 12-14

The American Craft Council's mission is to champion craft. As a national, nonprofit public educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb, the Council actively promotes the understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft through its bimonthly magazine AMERICAN CRAFT, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, leadership conferences, awards for excellence, research library, workshops and seminars.

To ensure a high level of quality in the work exhibited in American Craft Council Shows, each jury is instructed to adhere to these guidelines in making decisions: whether produced in quantity or as one-of-a-kind, the ideal handmade work refl ects excellence and the unique vision of its maker; it must be well conceived and skillfully executed, without technical faults.

To exhibit in any American Craft Council Show in 2011 an artist must submit five digitalimages to the annual jury by July 25, 2010 at 12 midnight (MDT) via Zapp, the online application system ( and receive a jury screening score. This score will be used to judge acceptance into all 2011 shows. File submissions are accepted only once every year.

NOTE: Application deadline for 2011 shows is Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 12 MIDNIGHT MDT. The late application deadline for 2011 shows is August 1, 2010 at 12 midnight MDT. A $100 late fee will apply for all applications received between July 25 and August 1.

Artists apply in one of three categories that best defi nes their work. A separate jury of seven people is chosen for each of the three application categories. All works must be the designs of the applicant and made in the United States or Canada by the applicant or under his/her direct supervision.

Category I Functional or sculptural work for interiors/exteriors – glass and ceramic
Category II Functional or sculptural work for interiors/exteriors – all other media
Category III Clothing, jewelry and wearable accessories

Applicants are asked to further classify their work by identifying the principal material in which they work (ceramic, fiber, glass, metal, etc.) or the primary type of work they create (furniture and lighting, floor coverings, jewelry, etc.)

The American Craft Council encourages new and emerging artists to apply to its shows. An artist may choose to apply in this category only if he/she has not exhibited in any Council show. Exhibitors accepted in this category receive specialized signage, and are promoted through press releases and show websites.

Show applicants in all media are eligible to participate in these special categories, which are used in promoting the shows. If you exhibit in one or both of these special categories, you will be listed in the show directories by these categories as well as by your work medium.

Exhibitors who use found, sustainable green or recycled materials and/or eco-friendly techniques are eligible to participate in the GreenCraft category. Participants will receive special consideration by our PR teams, colorful signage at the show, and a special notation in the show directory.

Exhibitors who make furniture, décor, accessories for outdoor and/or lawn and garden are eligible to participate in the Lawn & Garden category. Participants will receive special consideration by our PR teams, colorful signage at the show, and a special notation in the show directory.

Exhibitors who make a portion of their work at price points of $100 or less are eligible to participate in the Handmade Under $100 category. Participants will receive special consideration by our PR teams, colorful signage at the show, and a special notation in the show directory.

A $10 processing and handling fee must accompany each set of images. Applications to each show in the 2011 show season are $30 per show for each set of images submitted. Jury results for all shows will be e-mailed to shows applicants in September 2010.

Booth fees vary by show location. In general, American Craft Council booth fees cover: space rental; booth sign; listing in specifi c show programs; one free assistant badge per show; five free guest tickets for each retail show in which an exhibitor participates; promotional materials for the exhibitor’s use; national advertising campaigns; website presence; discounted tickets on public days.

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DesignPhiladelphia 2010

Deadline: extended to July 30, 2010  July 15, 2010 & Unspecified

DesignPhiladelphia 2010
The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA
October 7 - 17, 2010

We've extended the submission deadline to July 30th, so plenty of time to pull together some amazing programs for 2010.

DesignPhiladelphia, the largest design festival in the nation, has become a fixture on the national and international creative calendar. Our aim is to actively contribute to establishing this region's national reputation as a unique, stimulating city in which to work, live and play. To help achieve that goal, we've teamed up with The University of the Arts, the host of DesignPhiladelphia 2010.

The 2010 Call for Participation is now in full swing! If you are interested in creating or hosting an exhibition, open studio, book signing, lecture, runway show, competition, street happening, product launch, or workshop, now's the time to let us know! Make good use of this platform. Highlight how and why design makes a difference in everyday life.

We have created an online participant form for 2010 that is currently available on our website at:

Please note that we are now charging a nominal registration fee of $50 per event. If you hold more than one event, each additional listing is $25. This will help us keep the events open to the public and primarily free of charge.
To have your event included in the 2010 full-color printed Event Guide, your participant form needs to be submitted by July 15th. These listings will also be included in the City Paper Calendar supplement and listed on DesignPhiladelphia's website.

Hilary Jay
Executive Director

2010 Rug Exhibit -- Sauder Village

Deadline: August 3, 2010 by 12:00 Noon (Online) OR (RECEIVE)

2010 Rug Exhibit
Sauder Village

Archbold, Ohio
August 16 – August 21, 2010

14th Annual Rug Hooking Week 2010 at Sauder Village
Monday, August 16 – Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sauder Village is honored to host this exciting annual rug hooking event, and appreciates your support and participation to ensure the continuation and celebration of this traditional art form.


Celebration Rugs XX
Orientals / Crewel / Geometric
Originals* designed & hooked by same person *
Fruit / Floral
People / Places / Pictorials
Mixed Media
Animals / Birds / Insects
"Happy Holidays" Challenge

“Mixed Media” Category - This category will replace the “Other” category in our Main Exhibit. Mixed Media refers to artwork made using more than one medium (techniques and/or materials). This category will still include multi-dimensional hooked pieces such as footstools, purses, dolls, pillows, etc., and pieces using techniques such as proddy, felting, needle felting, needlepunch, punch hook, penny rugs, braiding and wool appliqué and make-do’s. However, it will now expand to include: pieces hooked with materials other than or in addition to wool (such as plastic, ribbon, paper, etc.) as well as pieces utilizing more than one technique (such as combining hooking, needle felting and appliqué, etc.). We know that many of you are venturing into these areas and encourage you to exhibit your creative and innovative pieces.

Visit website for more information and registration form:

Call or email Dawn Hauter at 800.590.9755 ext. 3076 or

Sauder Village
22611 St. Rt. 2
Archbold, Ohio 43502
In Northwest Ohio

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency Program

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)
September 1, 2010 {Session 1}
March 1, 2011 {Session 2}

Residency Program
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Nebraska City, Nebraska
Upcoming sessions:
2011 Session 1: January 3, 2011 – June 24, 2011
2011 Session 2: July 11, 2011 – December 16, 2011

2012 Session 1: January 2, 2012 – June 22, 2012
2012 Session 2: July 9 – December. 21, 2012

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers up to fifty juried residencies per year to working artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are awarded to visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts or arts education scholars. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability, sex, age, race, religion, or national origin.

Residencies are available for two-, four-, six-, or eight-weeks stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a separate studio. The Center can house up to five artists at any given time.

 Application Guidelines: (truncated)

 To apply, mail the following five items (and no more) to Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

  1. The signed and completed (two-page) application form. (Jurors will not see the application.)
  2. One digital copy of your current resume or vita no more than 5 pages in length. (Jurors will not see your resume or vita.)
  3. Two statements: (a) a brief artist’s statement (100 – 200 words) about your work followed by (b) a brief description (100 – 200 words) of what you propose to work on while at the Center and why the residency is important to you at this stage in your career.
  4. Support materials for your discipline as specified. Support materials are samples of art work and must be submitted anonymously.
  5. A check or money order for Application fee: $25 (U.S. dollars only).

 Download current 2-page application:

Questions? E-mail us:

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
801 Third Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410


Deadline: September 3, 2010 by 5 p.m. (RECEIVE) OR (EMAIL) OR (Hand Delivery)


Chandler Center for the Arts & Vision Gallery
Chandler, AZ
November 5, 2010 to January 15, 2011

Art Quilts XV: Needleplay will create a retrospective of today’s art-quilt world in all its diversity. This year’s theme encourages you to enter works at the top of your artistic game. Have you made a study of the games people play? Have you conquered unusual color combinations? Do your stitches skip across the surface of your piece? Does your entry compel us to stop and look, to challenge how we think about winning and losing? Submit your best original pieces to this juried competition for the opportunity to be part of our annual Art Quilts exhibition.

The exhibition is presented by the Chandler Cultural Foundation. It will be displayed at both the Chandler Center for the Arts and nearby in Vision Gallery’s new home, the community’s new City Hall facility. The exhibition is overseen and installed by the City of Chandler's visual arts staff, housed at Vision Gallery. It is juried by the Chandler Arts Commission and Diane Howell.

Quilt artists who want to share their art with a broad-based arts audience are invited to enter. Two or more people may have worked on the pieces. The works must not have been previously displayed at the Chandler Center for the Arts or other downtown Chandler venue. Works should have been completed within the last three years. Works must be original designs, not created from patterns or in a workshop where the work product is heavily influenced by the teacher’s patterns or style. Wearable art and works less than 10" wide will not be accepted. Also, the number of accepted works in excess of 48” in width will be limited.

There is a non-refundable fee of $25 to enter up to 3 works. No entries will be considered without payment of this fee.

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A list of accepted artists will be posted by midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at the following sites: ,  and

Contact Eric Faulhaber at 480-917-6859, Or Diane Howell,

Vision Gallery
80 S. San Marcos
Chandler, AZ 85225


Deadline: September 10, 2010 (RECEIVE)or (Hand Delivery)

Art Center of Estes Park

Estes Park, Colorado
October 29 through November 14, 2010

“Lines into Shapes” is the name of the show and not the theme.
(Most artwork starts with a few lines and develops into shapes.)

Open to all artists who work within the limits of the categories listed below. Work must be original and executed within the past two years. Work must not have been previously exhibited in the "LINES into SHAPES" Exhibition. Entry in this exhibit establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in this prospectus.

Categories of acceptable media are:

CATEGORY 1. Oil , Scratchboard.
CATEGORY 2. Watermedia: watercolor, acrylic, gouache, or mixed watermedia.
CATEGORY 3. Pastels, graphite.
CATEGORY 4. Original printmaking. No digital or photomechanical processes.
CATEGORY 5. Sculpture, Wood, Fine art pottery, glass.
CATEGORY 6. Photography.
CATEGORY 7. Fiber.
CATEGORY 9. Jewelry

A non-refundable entry fee of $15.00 per entry with the limit of 4 entries.

AWARDS: Over $5,000

Jurors: Liz Good, Senior Editor of Fiberarts magazine, Arleta Pech, Watercolorist & Dee Clement, sculptor.

Prospectus and entry information may be downloaded on website

If you have any questions, email or call 970-586-5882

The Art of Craft

Deadline: November 17, 2010 5:00pm (RECEIVE)

The Art of Craft
Ventura County Arts Council

Atrium Gallery
Ventura, CA
December 3, 2010 to January 18, 2011

Theme - The line between “art” and “craft” is a fine one. Everyone draws the line differently. This show is intended to expose the public to the array of crafts produced in Ventura County; not only in the range of different materials (such as wood, fiber, clay, etc.), but also in the diverse ways in which a given material is used. This show highlights how creative artists can fashion diverse materials into artful crafts that are practical and fanciful.

Selection Process & Awards - The Arts Council will curate the show, but welcomes the submission of work for consideration if the artist/craftsman believes his/her work meets the show theme. The Council will endeavor to indentify and include the work of those who have not exhibited at the Atrium Gallery before. No prizes will be awarded.

No Entry Fee.

The Ventura County Government Center Community Art Gallery is a program operated by the Ventura County Arts Council (VCAC). VCAC has been working in partnership with the County Board of Supervisors and Administrative Staff to exhibit non-commercial art within the Hall of Administration. Exhibitions are organized by VCAC, Visual Arts Committee.

The purpose of the Gallery is also to provide exhibition space for local artists. Therefore, exhibitions are only open to artists that reside in the Tri-County area (Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara).

Download the prospectus: [pdf]

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

Atrium Gallery:
Ventura County Government Center
Hall of Administration
800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA

VCAC Office:
Ventura County Arts Council
646 County Square Drive, Suite 154
Ventura, CA 93003 - 0436

International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art -- WTA -- Mexico 2011

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
December 15, 2010 [All Salons except below]
February 15, 2011 [Salon for Collaborative Textiles-REDES (Nets)] ONLY


World Textile Art Organization
May 16 - 31,2011

Without deviating from our intended course, World Textile Art (WTA) is working relentlessly towards a stronger promotion of any shape, content, and form of contemporary textile art.

The challenge that WTA has, is a major one – to open an unexplored path that ties its recurrent promotions of textile art to an adequate bridge that benefits, contemporary artistic creativities on the American continents as for the rest of the world.

Each WTA Biennial takes on characteristics and idiosyncrasies of its host country, for which no two are alike. The VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA – AIR will have unique qualities corresponding to Mexico, a land where textile activity is extended throughout its regions. Ancestral traditions vie for coexistence amidst the clashes wrought by imposed globalized contemporaneity.

Mexico is the land of Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent. And like this mythic creature that brings wisdom and creativity to Mesoamerican peoples, the VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA –AIR will thread a serpentine path through the country. It will span three cities – Mexico City, Xalapa and Oaxaca – as the Biennial events occur in stages in the distinct venues. Each one will be memorable and unique.

The VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA –AIR will integrate different media which are part of the contemporary arts and of textiles. It carries this precept from the previous Biennial: the challenge to resignify the very concept of ‘textile art’ - strengthening the different investigations that hybridize explorations and question categories while maintaining textiles as the integrating concept.

Yet the VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA – AIR strives to open up even more spaces for participation. Six different Calls for Entries to the six distinct Textile Art Salons are in accord with different ways of expressing and working through textiles – be it by size, type of work, technique, concept or media. Accessible to every interested artist, projects do not compete with different types of works, but are placed in their own category, amidst peers.

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Salon for Large Format Textile Art
Salon for Small Format Textile Art
Salon for Time-Based Textile Art
Salon for the Textile Art Object
Salon for Recyclability in Textile Art
Salon for Collaborative Textiles-REDES (Nets)

All the works in the six Calls for Entries should be worked through these criteria, over the last two years, and for this event.

Additionally, the VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA – AIR will include various Sections of Invited Artists (Outdoor Works and Interior Works) the International Conference on Contemporary Textile Arts of the Universidad Veracruzana: “Considerations between Textiles and Society: a Recapitulation” Special and Parallel Exhibitions of Textile Art, Workshops, Diverse Complementary Events and Cultural Tours.

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Brandywine Festival of the Arts

Deadline: Unspecified
{Application review began April 30th but applications still being accepted.}

Brandywine Festival of the Arts
Brandywine River
Wilmington, Delaware
September 11-12, 2010

The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is an annual arts festival in Wilmington, Delaware. Featuring hundreds of juried artists exhibiting one-of-a-kind art, the festival is a Delaware tradition spanning 50 years.

This year, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts will welcome 250 crafters in all different categories. While we strive to include a diverse and unique group of exhibitors, space is limited. Therefore, the jury will focus on quality and individuality.

Eligibility: Exhibitors must be 16 years or older.

 Ceramics
 Glass
 Jewelry
 Mixed Media
 Sculpture
 Clothing
 Fiber
 Leather
 Painting
 Watercolor
 Illustrations
 Furniture
 Metal
 Photography
 Wood

To apply, please download the 2010 Exhibitor Application: [pdf]

The application containsthe rules and regulations, application and booth fees, and contact information.

$35 non-refundable application fee
$335 (single) or $625 (double) booth fee

Booths are not provided; however, you may bring your own or rent one from our preferred vendors. Payment is due at the time of application.

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Contact Information
Please contact Barry Schlecker with all questions, comments, and inquiries.
Email: Phone: (302) 690-5555