Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2011 *UPDATED*

Deadline: 25 March 2011 by 5pm (RECEIVE)

Wangaratta Contemporary
Textile Award 2011

Wangaratta Victoria
4 June - 17 July 2011

Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery holds a biennial Award for Contemporary Textile Art. Professional artists working in any style of textile media are invited to make an entry for consideration within a competitive assessment process.

A judging panel consisting of the Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery Director and two respected professionals will select a shortlist of finalists for the Award exhibition at the Gallery 4 June – 17 July 2011. The value of the Award in 2011 is $5,000 including GST and this includes the acquisition of the work.

Entry Fee: $22 inc. GST. per artwork (max 3 entries $66)

  • Entry is open to all Australian *and International* professional practising artists working in textile media.
  • Artists may submit a maximum of 3 existing works. All works submitted must be available for the exhibition and have been executed since 1 July 2009.
  • Maximum size is 200cm in any direction (including the full width of multi-panel works and framing).
    For artworks requiring difficult or unusual installation methods, the artist is advised to discuss requirements with Gallery staff prior to entering the Award.
  • Artists should submit 2 images for each work – one image of the whole work and one detail - on CD-ROM. Email entries will not be accepted.
  • All work must be for sale. A commission of 20% will be retained by the Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery.
  • The winning artwork will be selected from the Award exhibition. The prize is acquisitive and the single winning work will become part of the Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery Collection, owned by the Rural City of Wangaratta.

Visit for more details.

Downloads for the biennial Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award: Entry Form .

Conditions of Entry in larger print

All queries to:

56 Ovens Street (PO Box 238), Wangaratta VIC 3677
T: 03 5722 0865 F: 03 5722 2969

* Unfortunately, due to customs issues, international entries are no longer welcome. [via message from Sally Huguenin]

Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery presents a relevant, diverse and changing visual arts program, consisting of national, state and regional exhibitions; including local artists, touring exhibitions and joint ventures with the public galleries sector in Victoria. Each exhibition runs for approximately one month, with over 10 different exhibitions held throughout the year.

Village Theater Gallery Call for Artists

Deadline: March 12, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Call for Artists
Village Theater Gallery

Canton, MI
2012 Exhibition Season

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is now accepting proposals for our 2012 exhibition season. We are interested in exhibiting local and regional artists in all medias of artwork.

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is a premiere performance art center in Southeast Michigan; on average we have over 5,000 individuals visiting the theater each month.

Please join us in our 2012 exhibition season for a group or solo exhibition. Artists must submit slides or high quality digital images, contact information, current resume/biography, artist statement, and availability.

Download the 2012 Artists Application Packet Now: 2012_artist_entry_packet.pdf


Questions may be emailed to:

Village Theater
50400 Cherry Hill Rd
Canton, MI 48187

Re-Tread Threads

Deadline: February 1, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Re-Tread Threads
Textile Center

Minneapolis, MN
April 29 - May 28, 2011

Re-Tread Threads is a mixed media exhibition of fiber art created from materials reclaimed from everyday life and re-used as artistic media.


Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

All pieces must be artist’s original design or concept and executed solely by the artist.

Maximum 2 pieces may be entered per entry fee.

Pieces must have been completed after January 1, 2009.

Pieces must contain a minimum of 50% reclaimed materials.

Pieces executed under classroom/educational/supervisory guidance are not eligible.

Pieces may not have been previously exhibited at Textile Center.

No size limitations.

$500 Best of Show

Lynda Erwin Andrus
Lynda is currently a Full Professor of Art and 3-D Design Area Head at Kansas State University, Manhattan KS. She has authored textbooks on 3-D and dimensional art and her work has been published in many magazines and books. Lynda has won numerous awards for her work.

Download Call for Entry Instructions:

Download Entry Form:

Re-Tread Threads
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE, #100
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Telephone: 612-436-0464

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture: 2011 Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: January 14, 2011 (RECEIVE)

2011 Artist-in-Residence Program
The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture

The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
March 28-June 3, 2011

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture invites applications and nominations for its 2011 Winter & Spring Artist-in-Residence Program. Winter quarter residencies take place between January 3-March 11, 2011 and Spring quarter residencies take place between March 28-June 3, 2011.

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) is an interdisciplinary research center that promotes engaged scholarship, debate, teaching, and activism on issues of race and ethnicity at the level of public policy, cultural representation, and lived experience. We are especially interested in how ideas, images, and representations are culturally deployed and structurally enacted to shape people's daily lives, opportunities, and outcomes.

Program Description: The goal of the program is to provide outstanding artists whose work addresses issues of race and ethnicity the opportunity to present their work at the University of Chicago and to draw on the University's resources, its libraries, archives, performance spaces, critical faculty, and student body to develop, advance, and disseminate their creative work in venues and in ways appropriate to their creative medium.

Residency Description: Artist-in-Residence (2 days). The artist-in-residence will be expected to present one public event, be it a lecture, a performance, an exhibition of work, or a session when members of the university community, students and faculty, can meet with the artist to discuss their work on issues of ethnicity and race. In addition, depending on the artist’s medium, they may be asked to conduct studio visits with University of Chicago graduate students in the arts. The artist will be provided with an office and Internet access. The stipend for this residential opportunity is $2,000. All travel and lodging expenses will be paid by CSRPC.

Applications must include the following: (truncated)
1. A letter of application describing candidate’s artistic work and the nature of the public presentation the candidate is prepared to offer.
2. An artistic portfolio. If there is a website for candidate work, please inform us of the address so that we can review it. If work can be copied photographically, do send us paper photocopies or a digital compact disk.

Nominations also accepted. Please send the name of the artist, a short description of the work and the artist's contact information. That person will be informed of their nomination and invited to submit a formal application.

Download the application:

Visit website for more on the CSRPC

For additional information call 773-702-8063 or write

Artist-in-Residence Selection Committee
Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
The University of Chicago
5733 S. University Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60637

The Masterworks Foundation: Artist in Residence Programme

Deadline: January 15, 2011 (POSTMARK)

The Masterworks Foundation

The Botanical Gardens
Paget, Bermuda
2012 Season

Since 1996 Masterworks has been introducing Bermuda to a variety of different foreign artists and their diverse works. In the past, these artists have hailed from the UK, USA, Canada, Jamaica, France, Bulgaria, Spain and Siberia.

Every year, the Artist in Residence Programme invites four artists to the island for three months each to create works of art inspired by Bermuda’s beauty. Artists are housed in a historic building in the UNESCO Heritage town of St. George’s, in a lower apartment with a nearby separate studio space and are also supplied with a bus and ferry pass for transport. Their works are showcased in a local exhibition, and one piece is donated to the Masterworks Collection.

The Artist in Residence Programme is designed to introduce Bermuda to the skills and knowledge of the visiting artists via the museum’s art education programmes. Artists may serve as guest instructors for workshops, host a slideshow lecture at the museum, and perform schools visits to the Island’s classrooms. Education workshops are formulated mutually between the MMBA and the artist to work with the strengths of the artist’s practice and teaching experience.

Applications are accepted from artists globally for this established programme, and these are reviewed in conjunction with their portfolio. The selection committee takes into account both the diversity in nationality and art media when choosing the next artist in residence.

Download Artist in Residence Application Form:

Download Artist in Residence Programme Information:

Visit the website for additional details:

The Masterworks Foundation
The Botanical Gardens
183 South Road
Paget, DV04


Deadline: January 31, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Textile Center

Minneapolis, MN
June 6 to July 16, 2011

Watershed is a surface design fiber art exhibition by Textile Center Members.

A watershed moment is one that reflects a significant occurrence that radically changes the pattern and flow of events towards a different outcome. Choose a watershed moment (i.e.historical, personal, political, environmental, etc) and translate that event onto the surface of your work.

Accepted work will be exhibited in the Textile Center Community Gallery.


Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

Artist must be current member of Textile Center.

Artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2009.

All pieces must be artist’s original design or concept and executed solely by the artist. Collaborative work of members will also be considered. Artwork executed under formal classroom or educational/supervisory guidance is not eligible.

Up to 2 pieces may be submitted per $15 entry fee.

Artwork using any textile-related materials or techniques will be considered.

Surface may be multi-dimensional but must be able to hang flat to the wall using a sleeve/slat or picture hanger.

Artwork may not have been previously exhibited at Textile Center.

Artwork must conform exactly to these dimensions: Horizontal 12”h x 18”w or vertical 12”w x 18”h.(finished outside edges)
Work of any other size will not be considered.

Juror: Pokey Bolton

Download Call for Entry Instructions:

DownloadEntry Form:

Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE, #100
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Telephone: 612-436-0464


Deadline: 30 November 2010 (RECEIVE)


Grosvenor Shows Ltd
Spalding, Lincs
United Kingdom


International Quilt Competition For Innovative Journal Quilts To Tour Britain

Open to quiltmakers worldwide for two Journal Quilts (or multiples of two), based on the theme ‘Fantasy’.

Important: This is a Journal Quilt competition so the quilts MUST measure 21cm x 29.7cm (A4) each, either portrait or landscape. Each quilt must have a 3” hanging sleeve at the back.

Work is to be of an original and innovative design, or if the design is based on something from a book / magazine etc. then this must be acknowledged. The quilt should constitute three layers of a textile sandwich. You must enter two quilts. One entry form is required for each pair of quilts you enter. You can enter as many times as you like. Do NOT join these two quilts together - they must be separate A4 sized pieces of work.

Completed entry forms to arrive by 30th November 2010 accompanied by a non returnable entry fee of £8.00 which will include return postage to UK addresses. (Overseas entries will be charged actual return postage). Labels will then be sent to all entrants and entries will be required to be sent to Grosvenor Shows Ltd. by 11th January 2011.

All entries will be judged and will then go on tour at the Spring Quilt Festivals 2011, and subject to space availability also at Quilts UK 2011.


1st Prize: A Trophy for you to treasure, a stash of wonderful fabrics and a 1 year subscription to Fabrications Quiting For You Magazine

2nd Prize: A bundle of fabrics to add to your stash and a subscription to Fabrications Quilting For You Magazine for 3 issues.

3rd Prize: A bundle of fabrics to add to your stash.

Rosettes Awarded To 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places

Download the Entry Form: Journal_Quilt_Challenge_2011_Entry_Form.pdf

Visit webiste for additional information:

Grosvenor Shows Ltd
21 High Street, Spalding, Lincs PE11 1TX
Tel: 01775 712100 & 01775 722900
Fax: 01775 713125

Saturday, October 23, 2010

More Opportunities...coming

Hello Readers:

We have more items to post. We'll get them on the site tomorrow.

Until then....

Elise N.

Indianapolis Art Center: Gallery / ArtsPark Exhibitions

Deadline: December 31, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Gallery / ArtsPark Exhibitions
Indianapolis Art Center

Exhibitions Department
Indianapolis, IN
Exhibition Seasons: 2011-12 and 2012-13

The Indianapolis Art Center Exhibitions Department is accepting proposals for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 exhibition seasons and for outdoor work for ArtsPark.

Any artist 18 or older may submit a proposal to be considered for a solo or group exhibition by sending a complete artist's packet to Exhibits Dept. 820 E. 67th St. Indianapolis, IN 46220. Proposals will be accepted until December 31, 2010.

Please send a CD and include:

•an artist statement
•a resume or biography
•12-15 images of individual works (details may be included)
•A list with title, media, size, and year completed for each image
•support documents such as reviews of prior exhibitions
•a detailed diagram of the proposed layout if it is an installation
•videos of performance work may also be included as part of the packet.

Priority will be given to artists living or working within 250 miles of Indianapolis, however, all proposals will be given equal consideration. All proposals collected during the year will be reviewed during March 2011 for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, and you will be notified about your status before the end of June 2011. Your work may be paired with that of other artists in a group exhibition. Proposal materials will not be returned unless the artist provides a SASE.

All works are insured while on site, and a small stipend may be available in curated exhibitions. For further information about the gallery sizes and contract terms, please contact Patrick Flaherty, Exhibitions, at or 317.255.2464, ext. 238.

Visit website to view this and other opportunities:

Cape Craft and Design Institute: 2011 Handmade Collection

Deadline: 3 December 2010 at 3:30 p.m. (ONLINE)

2011 Handmade Collection
Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI)

East City, Cape Town
South Africa

The Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) has called for entries for its prestigious 2011 Handmade Collection, which will showcase the top 100 handmade products in the Western Cape.

The exhibition will launch at the iconic Design Indaba Expo in February 2011. Thereafter it will show at conferences, exhibitions and creative venues, in agreement with the CCDI, for a year. The exhibition is professionally styled and complemented by a glossy full colour catalogue.

Craft producers work in a variety of media such as ceramics, beads, metal, leather, wood, wax and more. Last year’s collection, for example, included consistently beautiful and interesting items ranging from a copper wire lamp incorporating negative film strips, to a wire truck modelled on international long-haul vehicles, and a tiered floral chandelier made from recycled milk bottles.

The CCDI Handmade Collection is not a competition-- there is no prize money involved and there are no winners. It is a selection of the very best of Western Cape Handmade objects (craft) into a COLLECTION.

Craft producers may choose their own media, which could include ceramics, beads, metal, leather, wood, wax and more. There’s plenty of scope to test your creative limits, whatever your favourite materials and techniques may be.

Final selection will be made by a curator panel representing various arts, culture and media institutions.

Entry forms for the 2011 Handmade Collection may be collected from the CCDI or downloaded from its website. An object may not exceed 1×1x1m and the final choice will be made by a selection panel representing various arts, culture and media institutions.

The deadline for entry of display items by photograph is Friday 3 December 2010 at 15:30.

DOWNLOAD the information document about the 2011 Handmade Collection (this document includes links to registration and entry forms):

To REGISTER your intention to submit a display item and to ENTER your display item(s) please visit website then click on the relevant links.


For further CCDI information:
75 Harrington Street
East City, Cape Town
South Africa

T: +27 (021) 460 1488
F: +27 (021) 460 1228

Textile Arts Center: Missing/Missed

Deadline: November 30, 2010 (POSTMARK) or (EMAIL)

Textile Arts Center

Brooklyn, NY
January 14 - February 25, 2011

We all have things we yearn for in the future and from the past. These things (lovers and pets and cars and mother and idea and …) drive us. They swirl around under the surface. We desire to capture and recapture the thing in memory or actuality. Most of the time we don't know exactly what any one thing is. We can't quite put our finger on the exact demand.

Artists are asked to submit the missing or missed piece, searching behind their memories and yearnings, for that thing, that created thing, that will bring it all together.

Open to all artists 18 or over working in the broad definition of textile and fiber arts.

Selection will be made from CD or DVD only.

Note: video is welcome in all its forms. There will be a video screening evening during the exhibition.

Scott Henstrand- Brooklyn artist and curator.

Submission Guidelines (truncated)

All Textile Media
Submission is $30 non-refundable fee. Submit one image each of three artworks on CD or via email. (For 3D pieces you may include one additional detail image per work.). Two additional works may be submitted for $5 each. No more than five submissions will be accepted.

On a DVD submit a segment representative of your work- no longer than three minutes for the jurying process.

Notification: Dec 15, 2010 by email.

Entry Fee: $30. Fee not refundable. Payable by check or PayPal

Download entry form:

Visit website for complete details:

Textile Arts Center
505 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Akademie Schloss Solitude: Solitude 3

Deadline: October 31, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Akademie Schloss Solitude
Solitude 3

Stuttgart, Germany

Akademie Schloss Solitude supports young artists, scholars, scientists and economic professionals via residency fellowships only.

The application round begins on July 1, 2010, and ends on October 31, 2010. Application forms may only be obtained during this period.

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2010 (postmark).

Application requirements for a residency fellowship: (truncated)
•You are aged up to 35 years, or you have completed a university or college degree within the last five years.
•You have completed your academic studies. PhD students may submit applications.
•A limited number of fellowships are awarded regardless of the applicants' age.
•Would you like to apply as part of an artist group? In this case, each group member must fill in an application form on their own behalf. However, the various applications must be sent in a single mailing with the joint work samples.
•Knowledge of German, English or French is a prerequisite for application.
•If you have applied for a fellowship from the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg Art Foundation), whose application procedure runs at the same time, you may not apply for an Akademie Schloss Solitude fellowship.
•The Solitude fellowship is a residency fellowship. At least two thirds of the fellowship period must be spent at the Akademie.
•All fellows must have their permanent residence in Stuttgart for the fellowship's duration (obligation to register residence).
•Applicants whose applications are refused during a specific selection procedure may send in applications during two other rounds (maximum).
•Applicants are obliged to register and pay the application fee of € 15 (without return of materials) or € 20 (with return of materials). This fee applies only to applicants from industrialized countries.
•You can make applications for the following disciplines:

-Visual Arts
-Performing Arts
-Video/Film/New Media
-Humanities (incl. Social Science)
-Jurisprudence/Labour Law

Benefits for a residency fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude:

•Fellowships are usually awarded for a period between three and twelve months.
•Free accommodation is included, and fellows are awarded € 1,000 monthly, a sum due to increase to € 1,100 in autumn 2011.
•Fellows are provided with a furnished living/working studio (including electricity, water and heating).
•Travel expenses for arrival and departure in Stuttgart will be covered on a one-time basis.
•As a rule, the studios are usually only equipped for one person (due to their size).
•Fellows may use the Akademie’s ateliers (wood and metal) under the supervision of the resident managers.

Optional additional benefits to be adjusted according to the current budget situation:

•Rent subsidy in the case of double housekeeping.
•Transport expenses subsidy for the carriage of materials and books to Stuttgart and from Stuttgart to the fellow's home town.
•Project funding and one-off materials subsidy.
•Subsidized health insurance in the case of non-EU fellowship candidates.

Application fee:

An applicant from an industrial country is a person who lives and works in an industrial country during the application process. The nationality of the applicant is not decisive.

The application fee is 15 Euros without return of the material or 20 Euros including the return of material.
The deadline for your payment is October 31, 2010! Payment by credit card is possible by using Paypal.

All applicants who live in a non-industrial country during the application period do not have to pay the fee.

Visit website for application and complete details:

Akademie Schloss Solitude
Solitude 3
70197 Stuttgart

Women's Studio Workshop: Artist's Book Residency

Deadline: November 15, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Artist's Book Residency
Women's Studio Workshop (WSW)
Rosendale, NY

These residency grants are designed to enable artists to produce a limited edition book work at WSW. Working intensively in our studios for six to eight weeks, artists print and bind their own books. WSW technical assistance includes training on new equipments, introduction to new materials, and assistance with production.

The grant includes a stipend of $2,000 to $3,000 for six to eight weeks, materials up to $750, access to all studios, travel costs (within the Continental US), and housing. Projects are chosen by a jury of outside artists and curators.

Generally, we encourage an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50. WSW has developed a series of archive and exhibition opportunities for the books. The contract stipulates 10% (or ten books) for WSW archives, exhibition, and display copies; 10% of the edition for the artist; and 80% of the edition for general marketing. Artist have the option of collaborating with WSW on marketing of artists' books for a 50% commission fee. WSW has artists' books in collections world-wide and six institutions are repositories of all the artists' books published by WSW. The repositories are: Indiana University (Bloomington), Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Delaware, Vassar College, Virginia Commonwealth University and Yale University.

Applicants are required to send: (truncated)

•A one-page description of the project (send 3 copies)
•A structural dummy to demonstrate how the book will be bound (It does not have to be a complete representation of the finished piece.)
•Ten images of recent work. (Images should reflect the direction of your work in your primary medium.)

Grant recipients are notified by February 1.

Download the application form:

Visit website for complete details:

Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
tel 845.658.9133
fax 845.658.9031

Botanic Gardens Trust Artist in Residence Program 2011

Deadline: 29 October 2010 (RECEIVE)

Artist in Residence Program 2011
Botanic Gardens Trust
Sydney, Australia
Residency commencement: from February 2011
Exhibition: early 2012

In keeping with the ongoing use of the Gardens by artists since European settlement and before, the Botanic Gardens Trust offers an annual Artist in Residence Program which allows artists to work in and be inspired by the Royal Botanic Gardens and its collections. The program is offered to a practicing artist who has a demonstrated history of producing work of a high standard for exhibition and whose residency will contribute to the Trust’s programs.

The period of the program is from early February to late December each year. The program usually ends with an exhibition of the artist’s work held between January and March of the following year and the program can be arranged to encompass installation works.

Who can apply?
The program is offered to a practicing artist who has a demonstrated history of producing work of a high standard for exhibition and whose residency will contribute to the Trust’s programs.

The expressions of interest are judged by a committee of Trust staff representing different areas within the Trust and an external judge nominated by the Trust. The committee then interviews selected artists asking them to submit examples of their work.

Assessment Criteria
The Artist's work is assessed on:

artistic merit
technical merit
compatibility with the Trust’s ethos
commercial viability
suitability for display in the Red Box Gallery or other appropriate venue within the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The Botanic Gardens Trust agrees to provide the following: (truncated)

Supervised full access to the Trust’s living and preserved collections for use by the artist
Suitable space for storing art works, materials and equipment
Full insurance cover for the artist and art works whilst on Trust lands
A solo exhibition in the Red Box Gallery or other suitable venue in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney for ten weeks from January in the year following the residency.

Download Application form for Artist in Residence 2011: ARTIST_IN_RESIDENCE_PROGRAM_2011.pdf

Visit website for complete details:

Applications and enquiries:
Relle Mott
Artist in Residence Program
Botanic Gardens Trust
Mrs Macquaries Road
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Telephone 02 9231 8134

Utrecht In-Store Resident Artist

Deadline: Ongoing

Utrecht Art Supplies
Washington DC

Open to artists working in painting and drawing: One-week long "residency" at Utrecht Art Supplies, Washington DC.

We will supply access to our front window display area (approx. 27 sq. ft.) where you can construct a working environment for your paintings or drawings. You will be able to develop your artwork during our regular hours of operation and will be featured on our website. Easel will be supplied.

An excellent opportunity to paint or draw in a professional, innovative space!
Please submit 10 jpeg images, resume, and Artist Statement to

No deadline - rolling application schedule.

Residency fee $35, plus $50 refundable deposit.

Visit website for more details:

1250 “I“ (Eye) Street
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 898-0555
Fax: (202) 371-0689

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Posting Schedule & MORE

Hello Readers:

We want to fill you in on a few things in the hopper:

  1. Our normal schedule has been delayed slightly but a slew of new items shall be posted no later than Saturday, October 23, 2010.
  2. Earlier this year, we presented a 2010 calendar using vintage patterns from Beeton's Book of Needlework by Isabella Beeton as a gift to our readers. For the 2011 calendar, we are developing a new design which will  feature the work of some of our readers. Don't send anything just yet--wait for the prospectus which is scheduled for release on or before November 1, 2010.
  3. In coming weeks, we will (once again) begin tweaking the overall look of the FACFE blog.  The objective: clean, easy to navigate and a few new features.
Okay, that's it for now....we'll be back in a few days.


Elise N.

    Friday, October 01, 2010

    Festival of Quilts 2011

    Deadline: 29th April 2011 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

    Festival of Quilts 2011
    Twisted Thread

    NEC, Birmingham
    United Kingdom
    11 August - 14 August, 2011

    Our Mission:
    “The Festival of Quilts aims to promote and encourage all aspects of patchwork, quilting and appliqué to enable quiltmakers at all levels to exhibit their work.”

    The Festival of Quilts (organised with the support of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles) has earned a reputation over the past eight years as the largest, most inspiring quilting event in Europe!

    The four-day Festival of Quilts attracts over 30,000 visitors from 56 different countries. The Festival has become the key European event of the year for patchwork and quilting worldwide, and every year we welcome new work from beginners through to high-profile professionals.

    REGISTER your interest before FRIDAY 29th April 2011 by completing the registration form. Registering does not commit you to entering, but provides an idea of the category(s) you may enter.

    This fee is payable per entrant, not per quilt – it costs the same regardless of the number of quilts you enter. This fee is non-refundable.

    • Standard Registration Fee £10.00
    • EQA members £9.00
    • Quilters’ Guild members (UK) £8.00

    1. The Quilters’ Guilds Challenge (must be a member to enter this category)
    2. Art Quilts
    3. Contemporary Quilts
    4. Traditional Quilts
    5. Group Quilts
    6. Two Person Quilts
    7. Pictorial Quilts
    8. Miniature Quilts
    9. Quilt Creations
    10. Young Quilter / Young Embroiderer Challenge
    11. The Schools Competition

    THE RULES (truncated)
    In addition to the specific requirements of each competition, the following Rules and Regulations are common to all.

    Definition of a quilt: The structure of a quilt is traditionally three complete layers but a minimum of two complete layers may be appropriate. Stitch or other elements must pierce these layers.

    1. Only one piece may be entered per category.
    2. Entries must have one dimension (either height or width) of at least one metre (this does not apply to Miniature, Quilt Creations, Young Quilter or Schools). All quilts must conform to any size constraints imposed by their category. The Organisers’ standard quilt frames can accommodate quilts up to 179cm wide by 230cm high; larger quilts can be hung on a wall.
    3. A Hanging Sleeve of 10cm (4inches) must be attached to the back of the quilt, unless it features an integral hanging device. Failure to provide this may mean that the quilt cannot be displayed. (This does not apply to Miniature and Double-sided).
    4. Double sided quilts should have an integrated hanging method, either along the top of the quilt or between the layers and the quilt must not exceed 179cm wide x 230cm high in order for it to be hung effectively.
    5. Miniatures must have a 5cm (2 inch) sleeve attached to the back of the quilt unless it features an integral hanging device.
    6. The decision for the category entered is the sole responsibility of the maker. Quilts will not be moved to another
    category after the Entry Form is processed.
    7. The Judges’ decision is final.

    To register your interest in entering a quilt in 2011, download the form: form.pdf

    Visit website for additional details:

    Substantial Awards and Prizes available. See registration form for complete details.

    Sturt Craft Centre Artist-in-Residence

    Deadline: 31st October 2010 (RECEIVE)

    Sturt Craft Centre

    Mittagong NSW

    Sturt Craft Centre invites applications from experienced craft practitioners to the Sturt Artist-in-Residence program. Residencies occur in the disciplines of ceramics, jewellery, textiles, wood, photography and writing. Four to six residencies occur at Sturt each year.

    Sturt sees the residency program as an important adjunct to its overall aim of support for Australian contemporary craft and design through a program of teaching, retail, exhibition and residencies. The emphasis of the residency program will be to support craftspeople and designer-makers who are sympathetic to this philosophy.

    All Residency Programs are assisted financially from Friends of Sturt, a volunteer support group which meets regularly to help with events at Sturt, produces a newsletter and raises money through its membership fees.

    Three categories of residency are available:

    •Professional Residency
    •Self Directed Residency
    •Graduate Residency

    The Residency program provides time, space and facilities for artists to focus on making and developing new work. There are no formal activities and residents are required to structure their time to best suit their practice. The Sturt Residency program suits those with a high level of initiative, and those who are able to work independently. It is expected that Residents will remain at Sturt for the Residency period. One of the unique aspects of Sturt is the opportunity to have interaction with makers working in other disciplines and to benefit from the active promotional program which Sturt generates at all times.

    Aim of the Program

    •Provide a model of successful craft practice
    •Broaden Sturt’s profile by inviting high profile practitioners to Sturt
    •Increase numbers of students, clients and the general public to Sturt
    •Bring expertise to Sturt with a specialised area of craft practice
    •Invigorate contemporary craft practices by giving artists quality time and facilities to develop new work

    Complete requirements,additional details and the application available at the website:

    Contact details:
    Mark Viner Head of Sturt
    PO Box 34
    Mittagong 2575 NSW Australia
    Ph +61 2 4860 2080
    Fax +61 2 4860 2081

    Visual Studies Workshop Artist-in-Residence Program

    Deadline: October 15, 2010 (POSTMARK)

    Artist-in-Residence Program
    Visual Studies Workshop

    Rochester, NY
    2011 Season

    Visual Studies Workshop sponsors artists' residencies in photography, artists' books, digital video and multimedia, 16mm film and analog video. Residencies are project-based and are for a period of one month. VSW will provide access to facilities, and housing on the premises. An honorarium of $2000 is provided, (pending receipt of funding for 2011).

    Applications are being accepted July 15 through October 15th, 2010 (postmark deadline). 2011 residencies will take place in March, April, May, June, September, October, or November (residencies are not available in January, February, July or August).

    Artists' Book Residencies

    Access and technical assistance is available for pre-press design and production of editioned artists' books. Projects may also involve digital editions (up to 200) or one-of-a-kind books. Facilities and equipment include an extensive Macintosh computer lab with film and flatbed scanners, inkjet and laser printers. There are also a simple hand-bindery capability. Materials and production costs are the responsibility of the artist.

    To apply for the 2011 round of residencies please print out and mail the Application Form along with the application materials.

    Visit website for complete details including application form:

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact: Kristen Merola,, 585-442-8676 x112

    Visual Studies Workshop
    31 Prince Street
    Rochester, NY 14607
    tel: 585-442-8676 ext 112

    San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

    Deadline: (Ongoing)

    Artist Submissions
    San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
    San Jose, CA

    The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is an energetic art space located in downtown San Jose dedicated to making contemporary art accessible and exciting to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ICA has long been committed to presenting exhibitions that include visually compelling and conceptually challenging contemporary art, as well as a variety of educational programs intended to help our audiences reflect upon these works.

    The mission of San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art is to exhibit forward-looking, thought-provoking, and exciting contemporary art by emerging and established artists from the Bay Area and beyond.

    At this time the San Jose ICA will consider your submission for solo and thematic group shows and the Annual Fall Auction.

    Solo and Group Shows: The ICA is committed to providing opportunities for artists to exhibit in thematic group shows and solo exhibitions.

    The Annual Fall Auction is a juried fundraiser and an opportunity to participate in an ICA exhibition while exposing your art to South Bay collectors. If selected, artists have the option to receive 20% of the auction sale price. The ICA starts selecting work in July, the auction exhibition is in October.

    Artwork submissions are reviewed first by the Chief Curator and Curator as well as by a Curatorial Committee made up of ICA Board members, arts professionals from the region and the ICA Executive Director. Reviewing proposals is a highly competitive process as the ICA receives many applications each year. Artists are selected on overall quality and innovation. Submissions are reviewed every three to six months. However, it may take up to six months before your application is reviewed.

    Download complete Artist Submission Guidelines:

    Visit website for more details about San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art:

    San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
    560 South First Street
    San Jose, CA 95113
    Tel: 408.283.8155