Saturday, December 25, 2010

Stepping into the Future Wearing Woven Slippers!

Hello Readers:


This marks our final post for the year 2010. As expressed in a previous message: we are flabbergasted by the speed in which this year seems to have gone by! I am exceedingly grateful for the dedication of our small FACFE team. We faced some extreme issues (behind the scenes) but everyone worked steadfastly to bring you—our lovely Readers—a broad selection of fiber related opportunities.


It will be fraught with its own challenges but we are hopeful for the coming year. We have many ideas for FACFE tacked to our planning board and we will work diligently to bring most to fruition in 2011.


As of this writing, we are on hiatus until January 15, 2011. However, we’ll pop in on January 1st to present the new calendar.


Have a very happy, healthy and prosperous NEW YEAR. Be safe as you enjoy this holiday season.


With warmest regards,


Elise N. and the FACFE Team



This image can be found in the Project Gutenberg EBook:
 Prehistoric Textile Art of Eastern United States,
by William Henry Holmes

I Wear My Heart On My Tee

Deadline: 12 January 2011 (RECEIVE) Or (EMAIL)

I Wear My Heart On My Tee

Town Hall Gallery
Hawthorn VIC
Australia
2 March to 26 March, 2011


Philosophy of the exhibition:

The humble t-shirt has come a long way from being just a simple undergarment. It now tells people how we feel, what we think and where we stand on issues. Often the t-shirt says more about us than what we speak verbally. Anything is possible on the t-shirt and owning them can be very addictive. For many of us, looking through our collection of t-shirts, we can see ones
that we wear at special times. There are also the t-shirts that are so old and full of holes that we should throw out but because of the memories they hold, we simply can’t. I wear my heart on my tee is a celebration of the t-shirt as an artists canvas and will showcase fun, kooky and inspiring design from Melbourne based artists/designers and fashion labels.

It is envisaged that the gallery will be plastered with hundreds of t-shirts, some shown on the walls, others folded and some on mannequins. The opening night will also see a small parade of t-shirts along with some performances, making it a night to remember.

Things you need to know: (truncated)
 All works to be for sale.
 Town Hall Gallery takes 20% commission on sales.
 Artists included the exhibition can provide up to 30 t-shirts each. These may be of various designs or of a few designs with a size range included (XS,S,M,L,XL)
 We are looking for submissions of t-shirts that would fit male, female and children.
 People will be able to purchase their t-shirts and take them home straight away, so artists will have the opportunity to replenish stock.
 Town Hall Gallery will be responsible for installing the exhibition, you just need to provide the work!
 Anything goes on a t-shirt! There is no theme, just great looking t-shirts!

Download brief/application form: Artist_brief_t-shirt_2011.pdf

For more information please contact:
Mardi Nowak, Curator
Ph: 03 9278 4775
Email: mardi.nowak@boroondara.vic.gov.au
www.townhallgallery.blogspot.com

Timeless New Mexico

Deadline: January 14, 2011 (EMAIL)

Timeless New Mexico
An Exhibition of Art Quilts by New Mexico Artists

Rotunda Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico
April 2011 – August 2011


The Timeless New Mexico exhibition is an opportunity for New Mexico Artists to communicate their expressions of creativity to a varied audience in a professional gallery setting.

ELIGIBILITY

All work must meet the definition of an Art Quilt: a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts, which retains, through materials or technique, a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends.

In addition, only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant(s) will be considered; no patterns, kits, copies, or works that are the result of a class or workshop are allowed.

REQUIREMENTS (truncated)

Width must be 24” – 48”
Length must be 24” - 72”

Work must have been created since January 2005.

A maximum of two (2) works per artist will be considered. Individual or collaborative entries are accepted as long as all
contributors are from New Mexico and must be noted on entry.

Non-refundable entry fee is $30 for up to two (2) entries.

SELECTION
Selection of the work to be shown will be made by Cynthia Sanchez, Director and Curator of the Capitol Collection, based on the digital images submitted. Director Sanchez reserves the right to refuse work that differs from images submitted, is not in good repair or is not appropriate for the exhibition.

Download Prospectus: www.angelfiredesigns.com/Timeless_New_Mexico_2011_prospectus.pdf

Visit website: www.angelfiredesigns.com

QUESTIONS? Contact: Patricia Gould patriciacgould@gmail.com

“Tribute to Fiber Art” Juried Exhibition

Deadline: January 14, 2011 (POSTMARK) or (HAND DELIVERY)

4th Annual “Tribute to Fiber Art” Juried Exhibition
BlackRock Center for the Arts

Germantown, Maryland
March 3 thru March 26, 2011


Mission
Traditional and non-traditional materials that are woven and/or stitched will be considered. As the fiber art community continues to grow I support and encourage new techniques while respecting the history of traditional work.
Jodi Walsh

Eligibility: Open to all fiber artists 18 years and over residing in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington DC.

Artwork: Up to 3 original pieces of wall and/or pedestal works. No wearable art.
The display area is restricted to the hanging system on the gallery walls and pedestals.
All wall artwork will be hung on a cable system.

Entry Fee: $35

Award: The winner will recieve a SOLO show the following exhibit year.

Jurors

Jodi Walsh: mixed medium artist, national speaker and founder of the original “Tribute to Fiber Art” Juried Exhibition at APEX Gallery in Washington DC since 2002.

B. J. Adams: a teacher and mixed-media artist, her work has appeared in many books, catalogs, and other publications.

Kim Onley: Gallery Manager, BlackRock Center for the Arts.


Download Prospectus: www.blackrockcenter.org/2011fiberprospectus.pdf

Contact: Kim Onley
konley@blackrockcenter.org
www.blackrockcenter.org


BlackRock Center for the Arts
Tribute to Fiber Art
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874

Textile Center Shop: Jury Submissions for 2011

Deadline: January 29, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Jury Submissions for 2011
Textile Center Shop

Minneapolis, MN
April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012


Textile Center is a national center for fiber art whose mission is to honor textile traditions and promote excellence and innovation in fiber art.

Eligibility
• Applicants must be 18 years or older. All artwork must be executed by the applicant Original designs preferred; if design is not original, please indicate pattern designer.
• Accepted applicants will be required to have a current Textile Center membership.

Submissions
• Artwork may include unique gift items, home décor, wearables, accessories and/or seasonal items.
• Applicants may submit up to three (3) different items of artwork (ex. purses, quilts, baskets) to be juried. Applicants may submit up to 3 samples of each item.
• Each sample must be labeled with
a) artist’s initials
b) simple description (i.e. green knitted scarf)
c) materials used (i.e. mohair)
d) full retail price
• Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Jurying
• Artwork will be juried by the Textile Center Shop Jury Committee, comprised of Textile Center Board Member(s), Textile Center Staff and individuals from the local art community.
• Artwork must meet the standards of Textile Center’s mission of excellence and innovation in fiber art.

Jury Fee: $25

Consignment Agreement
• Accepted artists must sign a Consignment Agreement effective April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012
• Textile Center retains 40% commission of the full retail price.
Artists are responsible for keeping adequate amounts of inventory and refreshing artwork as needed.


Download Entry Form: www.textilecentermn.org/ShopCFE2011.pdf

Visit website: www.textilecentermn.org

If you have questions, contact:

Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(phone) 612.436.0464
(fax) 612.436.0466
(email) shop@textilecentermn.org

New Mexico Creates

Deadline (for first selection): January 30, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

New Mexico Creates

Museum of New Mexico Foundation
New Mexico Centennial Foundation
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fall 2011 & continues for 16 Months


New Mexico became the 47th state on January 6, 1912, and communities statewide are now preparing a wide range of projects, exhibits and events to commemorate the state's 100th birthday. Led by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, and in partnership with the NM Centennial Foundation, the NM Centennial 1912-2012 is an inclusive statewide commemoration encompassing Centennial-themed events, projects and initiatives.

New Mexico-based artists and artisans are invited to submit proposals for special commemorative pieces for the upcoming statehood Centennial. A wide range of artistic media will be considered, including painting, prints, glassware, jewelry, basketry, pottery, and fiber arts (both wearable and decorative). The work should be inspired by the New Mexico Centennial but will not include the Centennial logo, nor be souvenir or promotional in nature.

New Mexico Creates, a program of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, is working in partnership with the NM Centennial Foundation to promote the "New Mexico Creates/Centennial Commemorative Art" line. The sixteen-month commemoration period begins fall 2011.

Works chosen will convey some of the state's centuries-old craftsmanship traditions as well as the ongoing international appeal the state holds for artists and artisans. Items will encompass a myriad of styles from traditional to contemporary and even cutting edge.

The "New Mexico Creates/Centennial Commemorative Art" items will be sold at MNMFShops museum retail outlets in Santa Fe, and via the New Mexico Creates website, newmexicocreates.org. Some artwork will be chosen for licensing and manufacture, with the approval and participation of the selected artists.

For more information and an application, visit newmexicocreates.org, or call 877-567-7380. "New Mexico Creates/Centennial Commemorative Art" products will be available for sale starting January 6, 2011. The application deadline for the first selection is January 30, 2011. Applications will also be accepted after that date as merchandise will be selected through 2012.

Download the Application: newmexicocreates.org/new-mexico-centennial-artist-and-artisan-collection-application.pdf


Please send completed applications to either the postal or e mail addresses listed below:

John Stafford
Director of Retail Operations
Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops
1437 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-3016 ext 25 - phone
505-982-5063 - fax
john@museumfoundation.org

Torpedo Factory Annual Jury for Artist Members

Deadline: February 28, 2011 (HAND DELIVERY)

Studio Space - Annual Jury for Artist Members
Torpedo Factory

Alexandria, VA
2011 Jury: February 28 - March 3


Artists must go through the annual jury process to become a Torpedo Factory artist. All artists working in fine arts and fine crafts are eligible. Fine crafts include such work as ceramics, textiles, jewelry, all kinds of sculpture, glass, film, video, and more. Upon selection, the applicant becomes a juried Torpedo Factory artist and is classified as an Associate Artist.

Benefits of Associate Membership (truncated)
- Eligible for short-term studio subleases (up to one year) from resident artists
- May work toward joining a studio lease on a permanent basis
- Opportunity to submit images and updates of shows, awards, and special projects for the Torpedo Factory Art Center online newsletter
- Eligible to participate in complementary programming and Association volunteer opportunities

How to Apply
On the first day of the Annual Jury, Monday, February 28, applicants bring six pieces of their artwork plus a cd with images of 20 additional works, completed application, and a $35 fee to the Torpedo Factory. The work will be juried over the second and third days.

Jury Information Session: An Information Session for all applicants will be held from 2-3:30pm on Sunday, January 23, 2011, in Studio 31 on the first floor of the Torpedo Factory.

JURORS
There are separate 3-person panels judging the 2-D work and the 3-D work. The jurors are highly qualified professional artists, curators, teachers, museum directors and the like, who are independent of the Torpedo Factory. Their decision is final. They will look for work that meets the highest standards of professionalism and promise.

Download 2011 Application: www.torpedofactory.org/2011-Application.pdf

Visit website: www.torpedofactory.org

If you have questions:
Call Michele Hoben, Jury Committee Chair, at (703) 836-1851; cell: (202) 997-3578; or email mphoben@aol.com


Torpedo Factory
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-4565

8th Biennial Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta

Deadline: March 1, 2011 (POSTMARK)

8th Biennial Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta

Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc
EXPO New Mexico (Fair Grounds)
Albuquerque, NM
May 26 – May 28, 2011


The eighth biennial show is sponsored by the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council (a non-profit organization) and seventeen participating fiber arts guilds. The Fiesta will feature exhibits of Fiber Art, a vendor mall, demonstrations by vendors/guilds/others, fashion shows, and several special displays.

The 2011 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta Call-to-Entry Brochure has been formatted to 16 separate printable forms covering the specific exhibit entry details, rules of entry and prize information corresponding to each of the 16 different Fiesta Divisions. All sixteen of the Fiesta Divisions' forms are listed in alphabetical order below:

Basket Weaving
Beadwork
Crochet
Dollmaking
Embroidery
Knitting - Hand
Knitting - Machine
Lacemaking
Mixed Media
Quilting
Sewing
Silk Painting/Surface Design
Smocking
Weaving and Spinning
Wool Manipulations (Rugs)
Youth

Visit website for complete details: www.fiberartsfiesta.org/2011FiestaEntry

9th International Hats' Art Competition

Deadline: March 4, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

9th International Hats' Art Competition - 2011

Atelier-Musée du Chapeau
Chazelles-sur-Lyon, Monts du Lyonnais
FRANCE
May 21 to October 4, 2011


AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEST SPONSORED BY JEAN PAUL GAULTIER FIRM – 2011
OPEN TO FRENCH, EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN DESIGNERS.


The theme of the contest is “Nomade”.

As widely taken as possible, this theme will value travelling, freedom, moving through space in creativeness. Revisited ethnical head dresses or nomadic notions, enhanced in a freely creative way, can be fancied as well.

According to Chazelles-sur-Lyon hat making tradition, FELT will have to be part of the design.

Each designer will make sure that his/her creation is easy to wear (size, proportion, balance, comfort, etc...) in the spirit of an "everyday" or "event" product rather than an artistic creation.

PRIZES
The jury whose president will be a representative of Jean Paul Gaultier firm will award 10 prizes.

PANEL OF JUDGES
• The panel of judges will include different well-known figures from the fashion, hat world and a representative of Jean Paul Gaultier firm.
• The panel will judge the pre-selected hats on an anonymous basis, with no previous knowledge of the designers' names.

REGISTRATION FEES
As a contribution to the contest general expenses, the following registration fees shall have to be paid:
• 10 euros for French participants
• 25 euros for members of the European Union (except Norway) and Overseas French.
• 35 euros for participants from Norway, Canada, the United States, the Near, Middle and Far East, Australia, New Zealand, African and Asian Countries

DOWNLOADS

Regulations: www.museeduchapeau.com/Regulation_contest_2011.pdf

Entry Form: www.museeduchapeau.com/ENTRY_FORM.pdf

Visit website: www.museeduchapeau.com

For more informations : 00 33 (0)4 77 94 23 29

Fabric of Legacies Art Quilt Exhibition

Deadline: March 4, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

29th Annual Fabric of Legacies Art Quilt Exhibition

Lincoln Center for the Arts
Fort Collins, CO
July 1 - September 3, 2011


This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world’s finest contemporary quilt artists and to advance the art form.

Entry Rules & Requirements (truncated)
�� $25 Entry Fee is required for up to three (3) entries. Maximum of three (3) entries allowed.
�� Entries must be of the artist’s original design, completed after August 1, 2009.
�� The quilt must be predominately fabric or fabric-like material and be composed of at least three layers held together by stitching.
�� 2-D quilts must have a four-inch (10 cm) finished double casing (sleeve) sewn in the top edge of the quilt, leaving approximately 1” on either side for the hanging slat to be affixed to the wall.
�� 3-D quilts must be identified as such and include detailed hanging or installation instructions.
�� A panel of qualified jurors will select the works for the exhibition. The jury’s decision is final. The jury reserves the right to refuse any work that does not match the image sent for jury. Lincoln Center reserves the right to reject or accept any quilt for exhibition upon delivery.
�� The Lincoln Center will retain a 30% commission on all works sold as a result of the exhibition.

Awards
$1,000 Best of Show Award presented by Vicki Anderson of Machine Quilting Unlimited
$500 Prize for Creative Artistry – exceptional artistic expression and craftsmanship
$500 Prize for Creative Innovation – exceptional integration of new materials, techniques and design
and additional prize awards will be announced during the Opening Reception Awards Presentation.

Visit website to download prospectus: www.fcgov.com/lctix/galleries-opp

Fabric of Legacies Exhibit
Lincoln Center Galleries
417 W. Magnolia
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Northfield Arts Guild: "WWW."

Deadline: May 2, 2011 (RECEIVE)

"WWW."
Northfield Arts Guild

Northfield, MN
June 29, 2011 to August 6, 2011


Northfield Arts Guild in Northfield, Minnesota, in partnership with the Northfield Public Library and Art on Water Gallery, is hosting a fiber and textile exhibit which brings the work of Upper Midwest fiber and textile artists to Northfield in the summer of 2011. Entitled "WWW.", the exhibit explores via artist interpretations how communications technology has influenced contempory life.

The theme of this exhibit: If art is an interpretation of reality, then how might art examine the profound, life-changing reality of contemporary communications technology? The web has revolutionized not only how we communicate, but how we process time and experience. The conclusions of social scientists on this issue raise now-familiar themes ranging from deeply altered human relations to limitless information which expands human potential.

Diverse interpretations are anticipated and encouraged from participating artists.

Entry details and an application form are found at http://tinyurl.com/wwwexhibit

Entries are juried and there are cash awards for winning submissions.

For more information contact:
Brad Easterson
"WWW." Program Director
Northfield Arts Guild
304 Division Street South
Northfield, MN 55057
(phone)507-581-2647
(email)wwwexhibit@northfieldartsguild.org
(website)www.northfieldartsguild.org

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Deadline: June 16, 2011, 4:00 p.m. (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Artists' Proposals
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Philadelphia, PA
2012 Season


Eligibility
1. Collaborative proposals are permitted; individuals may submit only one proposal per year (whether alone or as part of a collaboration).
2. Artists who have previously exhibited at the site must wait five years before submitting a proposal for a new installation.
3. Currently enrolled undergraduate students are ineligible to apply.
4. All proposals must be for a site-specific installation.
5. These guidelines are for artists who wish to install visual, video or other installation work to remain on view during public hours at the historic site. The site does occasionally host live or performing arts. Please contact our Sean Kelley at sk@easternstate.org for proposals in the performing arts.

Orientation

We strongly recommend that artists begin the proposal process by attending an artist orientation. These informal tours/conversations give the artists a chance to experience the space, discuss what makes a successful proposal, ask questions, and observe visitors interacting with the current artist installations.

Orientations are recommended, but not required. There is no charge to attend an orientation.

2011 Orientation Dates and Times (for 2012 Season): AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE

Choosing a Location in the Penitentiary Complex

Artists may apply for any public area in the penitentiary complex for the 2012 season, except Cellblock 2 and the audio tour route. Some installations, such as Linda Brenner’s Ghost Cats have been sited throughout the penitentiary complex. The staff is available to consult on proposed locations.

Funding and Approval (truncated)

The historic site will fund a maximum $7,500.00 per project. This funding indicates approval to exhibit. All projects that are approved will be installed for one full tour season (March 15 through November 30, 2012), unless the proposal states otherwise. Artists may apply for future installation cycles, and should assume that the same guidelines, deadlines, and funding levels will apply.

Exhibition Conditions (truncated)

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

Because of Eastern State's historic designation, art installations may not permanently damage or alter the building or artifacts in any way without prior written approval.

Visit website for complete proposal details (including links to proposal guidelines in Word or PDf format): easternstate.org/artists-proposals-2011-season

Contact:
Sean Kelley, Program Director
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
sk@easternstate.org
(215) 236-5111 x13

Friday, December 10, 2010

Trilobite Project Mexico Artist in Residence

Deadline: Unspecified

Artist in Residence
Trilobite Project Mexico

Cuernavaca, Morelos
Mexico
January – April 2011


Do you need a place to create your work, develop a project or experiment new ideas? Trilobite Project invites you to travel to Cuernavaca city in State of Morelos Mexico, where the sun, the light and color make possible the creation. Enrolment to our Artist Residencies Program January – April 2011 are opened.

Oriented to visual artists, the Artist Residencies Program provides a space and the necessary infrastructure in order that the participants carry out their projects; considering that this type of exchanges makes possible their work enrichment by means of the encounter with other artists of their same discipline, getting closer to another type of experiences, as well as knowing other perspectives of the artistic task.

The residencies are offered as a temporary production alternative, in which the artists stay from a minimum of one week to three months accommodation period. Additionally, during the residence the possibility to visit the studies of other artists; paint, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, Venetian and Byzantine mosaic, engraving and mural workshops and take art courses like creativity and wood carving.

Enrolment to this program are opened during the whole year. The candidates are selected according to the vacancies available and according to the type of project they want to carry out in our premises.

Residencies are available between 1st January and 31th December 2011.

Please visit: http://proyectotrilobite.com/english for details and an application form.


Oyamel Circuito 518, Colonia del Bosque
Código Postal: 62150, Cuernavaca, Morelos
Mexico
Tel: (0052) 777 382 60 68
E-mail: proyectotrilobite@gmail.com

PACE 2011: Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition

Deadline: July 11, 2011 (RECEIVE)

PACE 2011
Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition
Lake County Discovery Museum

Wauconda, IL
October 2011


Postcard Art Competition and Exhibition calls for entries

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

The deadline for submissions to the PACE competition is July 11, 2011. Art in any two-dimensional medium reproducible by photographic process is acceptable, as is three-dimensional work with a depth no greater than three-eighths of an inch. Winning artworks will be included in an exhibit that opens in October 2011 at the Lake County Discovery Museum, near Wauconda, and then travels to various local galleries and cultural institutions for approximately one year.

Work will be judged on overall creativity, content, technical expertise and ease of reproduction within the postcard format. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 12 entries. All entries are eligible to participate in an art sale to be held in July 2011.

Download a prospectus and entry form: www.lcfpd.org/docs/paceprospectus.pdf

Visit www.LCFPD.org/PACE to view past winners, or receive more information about PACE. Information is also available by phone at 847-968-3381, or e-mail at pace@LCFPD.org.


Lake County Discovery Museum
Route 176 & Fairfield Road
Wauconda, IL 60084
847-968-3400


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

American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show & Contest – Des Moines

Deadline: May 20, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (POSTMARK)

AQS Quilt Show & Contest – Des Moines
American Quilter’s Society

Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, Iowa
September 28–October 1, 2011


2011 AQS Quilt Show & Contest – Rules (truncated)

1. The maker(s) of any cloth quilt can enter their completed work in the appropriate category by submitting entry blank, entry fee, and two images (one full view of the completed piece showing all four edges, and a close-up detail of the piece). The piece must be created by the entrant(s) according to the contest rules.
2. Limit of two entries per person, one entry per category. Those listed as “other stitchers on this quilt” may also have their own two entries.
3. All quilts (categories 1–5) must be quilted by the method listed in the category.
4. Quilts must be constructed and/or stitched and quilted by person(s) named on entry blank.
5. Quilts must have been finished between June 1, 2008 and May 20, 2011, and be in excellent condition.
6. Quilts winning cash awards in any previous AQS contest (Paducah, Nashville, Knoxville, or Des Moines) or made from precut or stamped kits are ineligible.
7. Quilts must be a single unit and not framed with wood, metal, plastic, etc.
8. Quilt Sizes: (Actual quilt size must fit dimensions listed for category. All quilts must have the rod pocket sewn ½" from the top back edge for hanging. For more information on the sleeve requirements, see Sleeve Info at www.AmericanQuilter.com under Shows & Contests. A label identifying the maker must be stitched or securely attached to the back lower edge of
each quilt.

Categories

1. Bed Quilts – Hand Quilted, (Width 60" to 110"; Length 80" or more): Quilts made for a bed, using any quiltmaking technique, quilted by hand.

2. Bed Quilts – Machine Quilted, (Width 60" to 110"; Length 80" or more): Quilts made for a bed, using any quiltmaking
techniques, quilted by home sewing or longarm machine.

3. Wall Quilts – Hand Quilted, (Width 40" to 80"; Length 40" or more): Quilts made for display on a wall, using any quiltmaking techniques, quilted by hand.

4. Wall Quilts – Machine Quilted, (Width 40" to 80"; Length 40" or more): Quilts made for display on a wall, using any quiltmaking techniques, quilted by home sewing or longarm machine.

5. Fabric Art, (Width 24" to 50"; Length 24" or more): Small quilts to be viewed as works of visual art, displaying innovative, contemporary design and materials, using fabric as the primary medium, and quilted by hand or machine.

Awards

$10,000 Best of Show Award
$5,000 Best Hand Workmanship Award
$5,000 Best Machine Workmanship Award
$5,000 Best Longarm Workmanship Award
$3,000 Best Wall Quilt Award

Additional prizes in each category

Enry Fee

AQS Member $10.00
Non-Member $30.00


Download Contest Rules: www.AmericanQuilter.com/2011_desmoines_rules.pdf

Visit website for complete details: www.AmericanQuilter.com


Quilt images (digitals on CD-ROM), completed entry blank, and entry fee must be received by AQS, or postmarked, no later than May 20, 2011. CDs will not be returned for any entries.


American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173
contests@AQSquilt.com

THE ArT-QuILT ExPERIENCE

Deadline: April 15, 2011 (POSTMARK)

2011 Juried Exhibition
THE ArT-QuILT ExPERIENCE

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
Cazenovia, NY
June 12 - July 31, 2011


Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, in collaboration with Red Dog Enterprises, Inc. and The ArT QuILT ExPERIeNcE, proudly present....

Contemporary quilts are a wonderful balance between the traditional, modern and abstract.

Artists have taken a primarily utilitarian form and used it as an interpretative tool to express their thoughts and ideas. In addition to using the traditional methods of piecing and construction, these artists have pushed the boundaries by incorporating new materials and technologies.

THE ArT- QuILT ExPERIENCE exhibit celebrates the diversity and innovation found in today’s quilts.

* Juror Jonathan Holstein, Quilt Collector & Author

* Entry Fee: $30 for up to 2 quilts

* $2,000 Prize Money

* Exhibit Location: Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY

Visit website for entry form and complete details: http://www.theart-quiltexperience.com/

Books . . . beyond words evolution

Deadline: 5th April 2011 (RECEIVE)

Books . . . beyond words evolution
East Gippsland Art Gallery

Bairnsdale, Victoria
Australia
6th August to 3rd September 2011


Looking for entries which explore the idea of books evolving beyond their conventional physical and conceptual boundaries

Entry to the ‘Books...beyond words evolution ‘Award is via a pre selection process.
Artists may enter up to three works, each of which must
 Be the original work of the Entrant
 Have been completed within the two years prior to the closing date
 Not infringe copyright, and
 Not have previously shown at East Gippsland Art Gallery (EGAG)

The Artist must submit on a CD formatted for PC
 A completed entry form for each work.
 4 views of each work entered 10cm x 15cm, formatted as TIFF files (300 dpi), or high resolution JPEG files.
 A statement of not more than 1500 characters (approx 250 words) about each of the works, and how the Award theme is interpreted. This statement should not include any information which identifies the artist.

Fee: $A25 non refundable

MEDIUM
Works may be in any medium but living matter will not be accepted unless the written agreement of EGAG has been obtained by the Artist.

ENTRIES FROM OVERSEAS
Overseas artists should consider Australian Customs & Biosecurity requirements prior to despatching their works.

AWARDS
Major Award $5,000
Innovation Award $1,000
Acquisitive Award $1,000
People's Choice Award $500

Download Conditions of Entry: eastgippslandartgallery.org.au/BBWE_FinalTermsConditions2011.pdf

Visit website for more information: eastgippslandartgallery.org.au


East Gippsland Art Gallery
2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875
Australia
Phone +61 3 5153 1988

Artists of Hawai‘i 2011

Deadline: April 1, 2011 by 12:00 Noon (ONLINE)

Artists of Hawai‘i 2011
Juried Exhibition
The Honolulu Academy of Arts

Honolulu, HI
June 30-September 26, 2011


The Honolulu Academy of Arts’ Artists of Hawai‘i is one of the longest-running juried exhibitions in the country, showcasing the quality and diversity of art in Hawai‘i.

*ONLY ARTISTS RESIDING IN THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I ARE ELIGIBLE*

ELIGIBILITY AND CONDITIONS: (truncated)
• All artists living in the state of Hawai‘i are eligible
• Functional and nonfunctional works are eligible in any medium or combination of media: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, sculpture, film and video, light works, sound, ceramic, glass, fiber, jewelry, and other art forms
• No work shown previously in a juried exhibition on O‘ahu is eligible. All works must be original and created independently between 2009 and 2011
• Series: if you submit a group of works as a series, they cannot exceed 3 pieces total and that group will be considered as your entry.
• Multimedia/installation: you must submit a specific list of objects to be included and this cannot be altered.
• Artwork submitted must correspond directly with the art that is dropped off at the time of the exhibition.

JURYING PROCESS:
• Juror will make a first selection of works exclusively from digital images and information uploaded by artists on CaFÉ (www.callforentry.org).
• Final selections will be made from the works themselves
• Special awards recipients will be selected at the time of the final selection

HOW TO ENTER:
The Academy will conduct the first round of the submission process for Artists of Hawai’i 2011 online with all materials submitted in digital format through CaFÉ (www.callforentry.org).

• Jury fee: $25. This fee includes one digital image submission
• You may submit a minimum of 1 digital image and a maximum of 6 digital images

SPECIAL PURCHASES AND RECOGNITION AWARDS
Artworks in the exhibition will be considered for special purchase by the Academy for its collection representing the arts of Hawai’i. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts also considers purchases of artworks for its collection.

Full list of Awards available on website

JUROR
Wu Hung is the founder and director of the Center for the Art of East Asia at the University of Chicago, the Consulting Curator at the Smart Museum, and the Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Chinese Art History at the Department of Art History and the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at that university. He is also an elected member of the American Academy of Art and Science.

Artists of Hawai'i 2011 Prospectus: ww.honoluluacademy.org/cmshaa/academy/index.aspx?id=5658

For additional information, contact Pat Whittingslow at 532-8770, pwhittingslow@honoluluacademy.org.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show 2011

Three Deadlines:

March 16, 2011 (POSTMARK)
April 1, 2011 (ONLINE)
April 12, 2011 (ONLINE) (Late fee applies)

2011 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
November 10 to 13, 2011


The 35th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 10 to 13, 2011, with a preview party on November 9. The jury will accept 195 craft artists.

The show serves as the Museum's largest yearly fundraising event and is devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of craft art. Cumulative 33-year contribution: $9.2 million. Funds raised are used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to support exhibitions and education programs and to contribute to conservation and publication projects. At the 2010 show, 18,686 visitors attended.

Application Deadlines and Fees

The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically by April 1, 2011 is $50, payable online at the time you complete the application.

The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically between April 2, 2011 and April 12, 2011 is $75, payable online at the time you complete the application.

The deadline for paper applications with slides is a March 16, 2011 postmark. The non-refundable processing fee for a paper application with slides is $90.00 (The additional $40 is for scanning slides and preparing a portfolio.)

Each entrant must submit five (5) images for consideration by the jury. Images must be of current work and representative of work entrant plans to exhibit at the show. Do not submit a booth display image. Only one submission per media will be accepted.

Eligibility (truncated)
The Show is open to all craft artists who are residents of and working in the United States. All work, whether one of a kind pieces or limited editions, should be well conceived and expertly executed without technical faults; works should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, showing imagination and the mark of the craft artist's individuality.

Emerging Artist Category
To encourage the participation of craft artists who are beginning their careers, an Emerging Artist category is available. This option is open only to those who have been working at their craft for six (6) years or less and have not exhibited at the PMA Craft Show. The application procedure and fees are the same as above. However, those who check the emerging artist category will be juried separately from the other applicants. If you choose to apply as an emerging artist, you must do so exclusively. Those who are accepted will have the option to share a booth with one or two other emerging artists, thereby reducing their booth expenses or pay a reduced fee for a full booth.

Awards
In addition to the Best of Show award, there are eight (8) cash awards for excellence selected and sponsored by foundations and corporations. These awards are presented at the preview party.

Definition Of Media Categories

•Basketry — Functional and sculptural works where the material used is woven or plaited.
•Ceramics — Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is clay.
•Emerging — This option is open to artists working in any medium who have been practicing their craft for six (6) years or less and have not exhibited at the PMA Craft Show.
•Fiber Decorative — Wall hangings, quilts, rugs, etc., where the primary material is fiber.
•Fiber Wearable — Work where the primary intention is to be worn and where the primary material is fiber (not including leather).
•Furniture — Work where the primary intention is furniture, including clocks and lamps. All media are included.
•Glass — Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is glass that has been handformed, handworked, handblown and or handcast.
•Jewelry/Precious — Work primarily made from materials including 14k gold, 14k gold & precious stones, sterling silver & precious stones, and, enamel on 14k gold.
•Jewelry/Semi-Precious — Work primarily made from non-precious metals and or other materials such as glass, clay, paper, fiber, wood, leather, and polymer clay.
•Leather — Work where the primary material is leather, including belts, handbags, wearables and sculptural work.
•Metal — Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is metal.
•Mixed Media Where the primary intention of the work is the union of two or more media. Soft sculptures and musical instruments are included in this category.
•Paper — Functional and sculptural work created primarily from handmade paper.
•Wood — Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is wood.

Download Paper Application: pmacraftshow.org/PMACS-2010-Show-Application.pdf

visit website for complete details: pmacraftshow.org


PMA Craft Show
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646
Email: twcpma@philamuseum.org
Telephone: 215-684-7930

American Quilter's Society Quilt Show & Contest – Knoxville

Deadline: March 4, 2011 (POSTMARK) or (RECEIVE)

AQS Quilt Show & Contest – Knoxville
American Quilter's Society

Knoxville Convention Center
Knoxville, TN
July 13–16, 2011


Contest Rules (truncated)
1. The maker(s) of any cloth quilt can enter their completed work in the appropriate category by submitting entry blank, entry fee, and two images (one full view of the completed piece showing all four edges, and a close-up detail of the piece). The piece must be created by the entrant(s) according to the contest rules.
2. Limit of two entries per entrant(s) or group, one entry per category. Those listed as “other stitchers on this quilt” may also have their own two entries.
3. All quilts must be quilted by the method listed in the category.
4. Quilts must be constructed and/or stitched by person(s) named on entry blank.
5. Quilts must have been finished between March 1, 2008, and March 4, 2011, and be in excellent condition.
6. Quilts winning cash awards in any previous AQS contest (Paducah, Nashville, Knoxville, or Des Moines) or made from precut or stamped kits are ineligible.
7. Quilts must be a single unit and not framed with wood, metal, etc.


Entry fee:
AQS members: $10.00 per quilt
Non-members: $30.00 per quilt

Categories:
A–Quilter’s Choice Quilts (Width 60" to 110"; Length 60" or more) – Quilts made using any quiltmaking technique.

B–Made by Machine Quilts (Width 60" to 110"; Length 60" or more) – Quilt or wallhanging made entirely by machine (domestic home sewing machine, longarm/midarm, or embroidery machine).

C–Wall Quilts – Hand Quilted – (Width 30" to 60"; Length 30" or more) – Quilts made for display on a wall, using any quiltmaking technique and quilted by hand.

D–Wall Quilts – Machine Quilted – (Width 30" to 60"; Length 30" or more) – Quilts made for display on a wall, quilted by home sewing machine or longarm/midarm machine.

D–The Ultimate Guild Challenge Quilts – (Width 30" to 60"; Length 30" to 60") – The quilt guild selects the top eight quilts from their guild challenge to enter in The Ultimate Guild Challenge.

(Written judging evaluations are not provided at this show.)


Awards:
$10,000 Best of Show Award
$5,000 Best Hand Workmanship Award
$5,000 Best Machine Workmanship Award
$5,000 Best Longarm Workmanship Award
$3,000 Best Wall Quilt Award

Download Contest Rules: www.americanquilter.com/2011_knoxville_rules.pdf

Visit website for complete details: www.AmericanQuilter.com

Quilt images (digitals on CD-ROM), completed entry blank, and entry fee must be received by AQS, or postmarked, no later than March 4, 2011. CDs will not be returned for any entries.


American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173
contests@AQSquilt.com

American Quilter’s Society Bag Contest

Deadline: March 1, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (POSTMARK)

2011 AQS “It’s In the Bag” Contest
American Quilter’s Society

Paducah Expo Center
Paducah, KY
April 27–30, 2011


Each year the American Quilter’s Society sponsors a contest and the items are donated to the annual Quilt Auction. With the popularity of handmade totes, handbags and other types of carry-alls, this year we have chosen the theme of “It’s In the Bag.”

The rules are simple:
1. You may enter up to three bags; all bags will be donated to The National Quilt Museum for their annual auction held during the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah.
2. Entry should be made of fabric and include some quiltmaking techniques (piecing, appliqué, quilting); other materials can be added to fit the theme of the bag.
3. The bag must be functional and be a minimum of 6” square; any size (6” x 6” or larger) or any shape (square, rectangular, round, half-round, triangular, hexagon or other shapes) can be submitted.
4. Handles, if included, can be made from fabric or can be purchased hardware. Zippers, feet, and other hardware can be added.
5. Complete bag(s) and entry form must be received by AQS or postmarked by March 1, 2011.

Categories:
#1: Purse
#2: Tote Bag
#3: Bag Full of Pockets
#4: Functional Bag (can be used for multiple uses)
#5: Embellished Bag
#6: Green Bag (made totally of recycled materials)
#7: Specialty Bag (Backpack, Fanny Pack, Computer Bag, etc.)
#8: Student-Made Bag (middle school, high school or college)

Awards:
$1,000 in Prizes will be awarded –
$200 for the Best Bag in the Contest
and $100 for the Best Bag in each category

Download Contest Entry Form: www.americanquilter.com/2011_bag_contest.pdf

Visit website for complete details: www.AmericanQuilter.com


American Quilter’s Society
Bag Contest
5801 Kentucky Dam Road
Paducah, KY 42003
270.898.7903

The Philadelphia Folk Festival Craft Show

Deadline:January 30, 2011 (RECEIVE)

The Philadelphia Folk Festival Craft Show




The Philadelphia Folk Festival Craft Show is now accepting applications for 2011. The annually juried exhibition features about 60 exhibitor booths. The 2010 fee for a 10' x 10' space was $500 for the three day festival. This includes electricity and meals. The fee for 2011 has not yet been established.

Who may apply:
The Philadelphia Folk Song Society Festival Craft Show is committed to featuring handmade goods created by the artists and artisans who show them at our event. Items not made by the applicant or the applicant's studio are ineligible. The Craft Jury may occasionally decide, in addition, to feature other examples of indigenous crafts which represent the folk culture of an area.

How to apply:
Please fill in the application completely. The application will be considered complete only when you have also sent us 4 images of your work and one of your booth. The booth image should be in an outdoor setting. You can upload those images as you fill out the application. This is the best way to apply. Slides are acceptable, but not preferred. If sending slides, PRINT A COPY of the completed application BEFORE you hit the submit button, and enclose the printed copy of the application with the slides you send for the jury to consider. Slides will be returned if you send a stamped self addressed envelope.

Visit website for applications and information: >www.pfs.org

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency Program

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)

Session 1: September 1 (January – June Residency)
Session 2: March 1 (July – December Residency)

Residency Program
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Nebraska City NE
2011 Session 2: July 11, 2011 – December 16, 2011
2012 Session 1: January 2, 2012 – June 22, 2012
2012 Session 2: July 9, 2012– 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 Fee: $25.00 (U.S. dollars only)


Two deadlines annually:

September 1 is the deadline for Session 1 residencies to take place the following January – June.

March 1 is the deadline for Session 2 residencies to take place the following July – December.


Upcoming Session Dates:

2011 Session 2: July 11, 2011 – December 16, 2011
2012 Session 1: January 2, 2012 – June 22, 2012
2012 Session 2: July 9, 2012– December 21, 2012


Residency Application Form:

Microsoft Word document: www.khncenterforthearts.org/KHNApplication2010.doc

PDF document: www.khncenterforthearts.org/KHNApplication2010.pdf


Visit website for complete information and guidelines: www.KHNCenterfortheArts.org

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
801 3rd Corso
Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410
402-874-9600
info@KHNCenterfortheArts.org

Northeast Contemporary Fiber Exhibition

Deadline: January 14, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Northeast Contemporary Fiber Exhibition
Surface Design Association &
Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Rochester, NY
April 1 - May 9, 2011


NORTHEAST REGIONAL CONTEMPORARY FIBER EXHIBITION

Rochester Contemporary Art Center, an innovative and growing gallery in upstate NY, is partnering with SDA to present a juried exhibition of contemporary Northeastern U.S. fiber art, April 1 - May 7, 2011. The SDA Contemporary Fiber Exhibit will coincide with the FiberArt International exhibition at Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery. The two offerings will create a high profile for fiber art in the region. All types of 2-D and 3-D works are welcome, including sculptural work and installations.

Who May Enter: SDA members living in the Northeast United States (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island). Note: It is possible to join SDA at time of entry.

Entries may include or combine:

surface design
mixed media
felting
quilting
hand embroidery
knotting
weaving
knitting and crochet
fiber sculpture
basketry and/or handcrafted paper


Visit website: surfacedesign.org

Download propsectus: http://dev.surfacedesign.org/REVISEDNERCFiberProspectus.pdf

If you have additional questions, please contact NYS Area Rep Jeanne Beck at jeannerbeck@gmail.com

Presented by the Surface Design Association www.surfacedesign.org/ and Rochester Contemporary Art Center www.rochestercontemporary.org/

Artists, Architects + Designers - Lab A.D.

Deadline: January 9, 2011 (ONLINE)

Artists, Architects + Designers - Lab A.D.
BECA Foundation

New Studio A.D.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 4 – 18, 2011


The 2nd annual BECA Foundation un-juried, open-registration, international exhibition of art + design – registration is open until allocated spaces are full or January 9, 2011, whichever comes first.

The purpose of this non-juried experimental, group exhibition is to further broaden exhibition opportunities and to discover and highlight new approaches by emerging contemporary artists, architects + designers as well as those who are more established but are stretching their work into unfamiliar territory. This exhibition provides an open opportunity in which to experiment freely. Registration is limited but guarantees exhibition. Works will be displayed salon style in a mosaic grid covering the interior of the exhibition space.

Lab AD call to artists, architects + designers guarantees exhibition of their work to all those who are registered. The Call will remain open until allocated spaces are full or until January 9, 2011, whichever comes first. For Lab AD, we have made an effort to broaden the variety of acceptable works (including 2-D, 3-D and video) but with limited space we are only able to allocate a limited amount of size.

All registered artists, architects + designers will have their works exhibited from February 4 – 18, 2011 at New Studio A.D. located at 312 Rosemont Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. There will be 20 artists, architects and/or designers selected from those exhibiting to have their works featured online at www.BECAICAD.org.

Works are not required to conform to any particular medium, style, theme or concept.

You may view complete submission info posted at: www.becaicad.org/artist-designer-submissions

Desotorow Gallery: Beyond the Fold

Deadline: January 7, 2011 by 5:00 p.m. (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Beyond the Fold
Desotorow Gallery

Savannah, GA
February 4 - 15, 2011


Theme: Paper sculptures have been made since the advent of paper, utilizing techniques from origami to papier-mâché. In the modern day - where there is an oversaturation of paper products, and simultaneously a technological push towards paperless media - artists work to innovate with the paper material and the book form.

Beyond the Fold examines artists who utilize paper in a way that exceeds the utilitarian, two-dimensional expectations of the material.

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.

A $20 submission fee allows for the submission of up to 3 pieces of work. Artists will receive notification of the list of selected pieces through email on Jan. 14.

Further information about submitting work for the exhibition “Beyond the Fold,” including a complete list of dates, submission guidelines and forms, can be found at www.desotorow.org/exhibits/calls/beyondthefold.html

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

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

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Keyholder Residency

Three Deadlines: (POSTMARK)

Spring 2011 Residency: March 7-May 13
Application deadline: January 7, 2011

Summer 2011 Residency: May 16-August 12
Application deadline: March 4, 2011

Fall 2011 Residency: September 12-November 11
Application Deadline: July 1, 2011

Keyholder Residency
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Silver Spring, MD


A program that provides concentrated work time for artists to explore new ideas in one of Pyramid Atlantic's studio disciplines.

Pyramid Atlantic is proud to offer a two month residency opportunity for artists working in the field of printmaking, papermaking, book arts, or digital media. Artists of all career stages are encouraged to apply for this residency. Two artists per session are selected by Pyramid Atlantic’s artistic staff. Resident artists work in a productive community atmosphere alongside other artists, and are expected to be in the studio at least 15-20 hours per week. Technical assistance is not included in the residency, but is available at an additional cost.

Keyholder Resident Artists receive:

•A $200 artist’s stipend
•24-hour studio access
•Storage space
•Inclusion in Pyramid Atlantic’s permanent collection
•Promotion through Pyramid’s e-newsletter, blog and website


Keyholder Resident Artists are expected to:

•Care for equipment and tools
•Provide their own consumable supplies (paper, ink, newsprint, and the like)
•Give one artist’s talk or public demonstration
•Share the studio with other artists; working around workshops and outreach


Postmark deadlines and notifications:

Summer 2011 Residency: May 16-August 12
Application deadline: March 4
Notification: April 4

Fall 2011 Residency: September 12-November 11
Application Deadline: July 1
Notification: August 8

Winter 2011 Residency: January 17-March 18
Application deadline: November 19
Notification: December 1

Spring 2011 Residency: March 7-May 13
Application deadline: January 7
Notification: February 1


Application Requirements:

•The application form
•Project Description-A one page letter of intent explaining your project, the studios you would like to work in, and your level of experience
•Resume
•10 images of recent work with a slide script, which should include title, media, dimension, and date.
•$20 Application Fee (includes one year of membership to Pyramid Atlantic)
•S.A.S.E. for return of materials

Visit website for full details: www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/art_programs/residencies.html

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Keyholder Residency Program
8230 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show & Contest – Paducah

Deadline: January 3, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (POSTMARK)

AQS Quilt Show & Contest – Paducah
American Quilter’s Society
Paducah Expo Center
Paducah, KY
April 27–30, 2011


2011 AQS Quilt Show & Contest – Rules (truncated)

1. The maker(s) of a cloth quilt can enter a completed quilt by submitting entry blank, entry fee, and images of the completed work.
2. Limit of two entries per entrant(s) or group, one entry per category. Those listed as “other stitchers on this quilt” may also have their own two entries.
3. Quilt must be constructed and/or stitched and quilted by person(s) named on entry blank.
4. All quilts must be quilted by hand, by machine, or both.
5. Quilt must have been finished between January 1, 2009, and January 1, 2011, and be in excellent condition.
6. Quilts winning cash awards in any previous AQS contest (Paducah, Nashville, Knoxville, or Des Moines) or made from precut or stamped kits are ineligible.
7. Quilts must be a single unit and not framed with wood, metal, plastic, etc.
8. Quilt Sizes: (Actual quilt size must fit dimensions listed for category. All quilts must have the rod pocket sewn ½" from the top back edge for hanging. For more information on the sleeve requirements, see Sleeve Info at www.AmericanQuilter.com under Shows & Contests. A label identifying the maker must be stitched or securely attached to the back lower edge of each quilt.

Categories

Bed Quilts – width 60" to 110"; length 80" or more
1. Bed Quilts – Hand Quilted –quilting technique is by hand
2. Bed Quilts – Home Sewing Machine – predominant quilting technique is by home sewing machine
3. Bed Quilts – Longarm/Midarm Machine – predominant quilting technique is by longarm/midarm machine
4. 1st Entry in an AQS Quilt Contest – any technique
5. Group – any technique; made by three or more people

Large Wall Quilts – width 60" to 110"; length 40" or more
6. Large Wall Quilts – Hand Quilted – quilting technique is by hand
7. Large Wall Quilts – Home Sewing Machine – predominant quilting technique is by home sewing machine
8. Large Wall Quilts – Longarm/Midarm Machine – predominant quilting technique is by longarm/midarm machine
9. Pictorial Quilts–representation of a person, place, or thing – any technique

Small Wall Quilts – width 40" to 60"; length 40" or more
10. Small Wall Quilts – Hand Quilted – quilting technique is by hand
11. Small Wall Quilts – Home Sewing Machine – predominant quilting technique is by home sewing machine.
12. Small Wall Quilts– Longarm/Midarm Machine – predominant quilting technique is by longarm/midarm machine.
13. Pictorial Quilts–representation of a person, place, or thing – any technique
14. 1st Entry in an AQS Quilt Contest – any technique

Miniature Quilts – width 24" maximum; length 24" maximum
15. Miniature – all aspects of the quilt are in reduced scale

(Written judging evaluations are provided for each quilt exhibited at this show.)

Awards

$20,000* Janome Best of Show
$12,000* AQS Hand Workmanship Award
$12,000* BERNINA Machine Workmanship Award
$12,000* Gammill Longarm Machine Quilting Award
$5,000* Moda Best Wall Award
$3,000 Coats & Clark Wall Hand Workmanship Award
$3,000 Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award
$3,000 Handi Quilter Wall Longarm Machine Quilting Award
$3,000* Benartex Best Miniature Award

*Purchase awards – These quilts become the property of The National Quilt Museum. Additional prizes in each category

Enry Fee

AQS Member $10.00
Non-Member $30.00


Download Contest Rules: www.AmericanQuilter.com/2011_paducah_rules.pdf

Visit website for complete details: www.AmericanQuilter.com


Quilt images (digitals on CD-ROM), completed entry blank, and entry fee must be received by AQS, or postmarked, no later than January 3, 2011. CDs will not be returned for any entries.


American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173
contests@AQSquilt.com

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Shifting Forward

It's December 
WHERE HAS THE YEAR 2010 GONE?


Hello Friends:

This year has gone by very quickly for the tiny FACFE team. We have faced MANY challenges, yet we are proud to continue delivering a diverse range of opportunities for fiber/textile artists.

Here's what's coming...

  1. New listings shall be posted no later than Friday, December 10th. 
  2. Our gift--the 2011 FACFE Calendar--will be available by January 1, 2011.  
  3. The hold on site improvements has been lifted. Enhancements shall commence by the end of the month.

Thank you for your readership.

Elise N.
Editor in Chief