Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fine Line Creative Arts Center Call for Artists


Call for Artists
Fine Line Creative Arts Center

St. Charles, Illinois

Participation is open to all work created within the last two years. Work represented must be of an original concept and executed by the artist. No kits accepted. Fine Line reserves the right to remove any and all works deemed not suitable at the time of the exhibit.
All 2-dimensional work must be suitably framed and equipped with a wire for hanging.
All entrants must be a current member of Fine Line.

A $15 non-refundable jury fee is required payable to Fine Line Creative Arts Center.
A maximum of five (5) images per artist may be submitted for jurying. Digital images must be submitted on CD and should be in JPG format of approximately 1MB in size but no larger than 2MB each.
Please include a SASE with proper postage for the return of your CD.

All work must be for sale. The Dempsey Gallery will retain a 30% commission on any piece sold. Please consider this commission when pricing your work.
Artists will receive payment for work sold on a monthly basis.
As items sell, you will be contacted with the option to replenish your work.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for more information:

Fine Line Creative Arts Center
6n158 Crane Road
St. Charles, Illinois 60175
630.584.9443 t
630.584.9490 f

The Writers' Colony Fab fiber Fellowship

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
Early submission - March 1, 2011
Final submission - April 2, 2011

2011 Fab Fiber Fellowship
The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow
Eureka Springs, AR

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow is a unique residency program for writers, artists, composers, architects, and chefs in the historic arts village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Nestled on a beautiful bend in the road known as Dairy Hollow, the Colony hosts more than 50 established and emerging writers a year for residencies that vary in length from one week to three months.

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow is pleased to offer the 2011 Fab Fiber Fellowship for writing with an emphasis on the fiber arts. Applicants must have either a proposed project or a work in progress such as an article, book, instruction pamphlet, biography, journal, memoir, or mystery novel. Knitting, spinning, weaving or the processes and fibers used in those arts must be central to the project. (At this time we do not have a sound proof space that can accommodate noisy looms.)

The Fab Fiber Fellowship entitles the recipient to one week free residency at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, in beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Each resident has a private suite with writing space, private bath, wireless and/or cable hook up, uninterrupted writing time, dinner prepared five nights a week and served in our community dining room, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it, and a fully stocked community kitchen for breakfast and lunch.

Recipients will be asked to donate their time for a two hour in-house event as part of our community outreach program. The format of the presentation is up to the Writers' Colony Fellow and can be a lecture, slide show, Q&A, reading, demonstration, gallery showing, etc.

Submissions must include application fee, a one page bio, a maximum 500-word description of the focus of your residency at the Writers' Colony, and 2 letters of recommendation. These letters of recommendation may be from employers, teachers, clients, customers, etc., as long as they are not relatives.

There will be an early submission deadline of March 1, 2011, with a $15 nonrefundable application fee. All application materials except the letters of recommendation must be turned in at that time. Letters of recommendation must be postmarked by March 28, 2011.

The final submission deadline is April 2, 2011, with a $35 nonrefundable application fee.

Rules and Regulations:

1. Must not be an employee or relative of an employee of the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow.

2. Scheduled stay must include contiguous days.

3. Must have completed the week's stay by June 21, 2012.

4. Winner must schedule stay a minimum of two weeks in advance.

5. Vegetarian meals are available for the winner upon request.

Visit website for complete details including application and reference forms:

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow
515 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-7444

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Mostyn 2011

Deadline: 7 March 2011 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Oriel Mostyn Gallery

Llandudno, UK
21 May - 9 July 2011

The Mostyn Open exhibition, returns following the reopening of the Mostyn gallery with major new exhibition spaces. Started in 1989, the Mostyn Open grew quickly to become a major exhibition in the UK art calendar, before developing into an international event from around 2000. With Mostyn’s award-winning new building now open, the Mostyn Open is back on a biennial basis. Worldwide submission welcomed.

The Mostyn Open Award of £10,000 will be awarded on the opening night, normally to a single artist, decided by the selectors.

There are no age, media or geographical restrictions on submission. Applications may be made by either post or email.

Images submitted must be of works in the possession of the artist and available for the exhibition.

Handling Fee
The handling fee is £20 per entry, including VAT, payable when sending your application, and is non refundable.

This year’s selectors are the renowned artist Richard Wentworth, international curator Karen Mackinnon and Mostyn’s Head of Exhibition Anders Pleass. The selectors choose the works for the exhibition from the images submitted only, without seeing the artists’ names or CVs, so selection is based entirely on their judgement of the works. Emerging artists shall be considered alongside established artists.

Notification of outcome
Artists whose works are selected for inclusion will be notified on or before 31 March 2011. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email on or before 15 April 2011 and, if required, their submitted material returned by 31 May 2011.

Download Application Form:

Visit website for more details:

12 Vaughn Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
T: +44(0) 1492 879 201
F: +44(0) 1492 878 869

Craft Victoria: Call for Proposals

Deadline: 31 March 2011 (RECEIVE)

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Craft Victoria

Melbourne, Victoria
Exhibition Season: January-June 2012

Craft Victoria promotes contemporary craft and design. Our exhibition program provides professional opportunities and support for emerging and established artists. We support projects that reflect innovative work; demonstrate new ideas and techniques, whilst extending critical debates. Our program also provides opportunities for externally curated exhibitions. Craft Victoria fosters creativity and experimentation to a local, national and international audience.

Craft Victoria accepts exhibition proposals from local, interstate and overseas professionals, collectives and curators.
Artists engaged in part-time or full-time study are eligible to apply providing the proposed exhibition is not the basis of
a final assessment.

Program Structure
Craft Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation funded by state and federal governments. An advisory panel assesses proposals and normally consists of the Craft Victoria Artistic Director, Coordinating Curator, and Retail Manager, as well as independent artists, curators, academics and writers. Application deadlines are twice yearly (normally March and September). The final selection is made at the discretion of the Artistic Director. The gallery is a flexible space that can be configured into 3 individual exhibition spaces (50 square metres, 35 square metres and 10 square metres). You may request the entire gallery space or individual galleries, commensurate with the scale of the project.

Craft Victoria will arrange the combination of exhibitions and final allocation of gallery space will be at the discretion of Craft Victoria staff. Exhibitions are of approximately six weeks duration. Craft Victoria encourages applicants to carefully consider the installation opportunities specific to each of the 3 gallery spaces.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss exhibition ideas and development with Craft Victoria’s Coordinating Curator and/or Artistic Director.

Download Program Guidelines:

Visit website for complete details:

Nella Themelios
Coordinating Curator
Craft Victoria 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
p: 03 9650 7775
f: 03 9650 5688

McMullen Gallery: Call for Proposals

Deadline: March 31, 2010 at 4:00pm (POSTMARK) or (Hand Delivery)

Call for Proposals
McMullen Gallery
University of Alberta Hospital

Edmonton, Alberta
Exhibition Season: May 2011 – April 2012

The McMullen Gallery is a public art space featuring 5-6 engaging, educational, and inspiring exhibits per year. The gallery offers shows in a wide range of styles in a relaxing and positive environment where patients, families and friends can meet to visit, listen to music, enjoy art and relax.

Seeking proposals for the exhibition year May 2011 – April 2012

The McMullen Gallery is a 900 sq. ft. gallery consisting of 175 running feet in a highly public, yet secure area - located just inside the main entrance of the University Hospital. The McMullen Gallery is seeking to host both group and solo exhibitions.

We provide positive high quality exhibitions that enhance the hospital experience. We are open to a wide variety of styles; both traditional and contemporary approaches that:
• present quality artwork which is visually appealing to a wide variety of audiences
• promotes a positive, respectful healthcare environment
• engage, educate and inspire our visitors of various ages, social, and cultural backgrounds


Exhibition Budget:
• The McMullen Gallery will provide artists fees, opening celebration, invitation design, labels and signage.
• Exhibitors will be responsible for any additional costs such as matting and framing, external publicity, insurance and extended publications such as catalogues.

Educational Activities:
• Please indicate if artists are available to lead our drop in studios every Thursday from 2pm – 4pm.
• Please write a description of any additional activities you may wish to provide.

Download Prospectus and Submission Form:

Submission Brochure (pdf)
Submission brochure (doc)

Visit website for additional details:

For questions, contact:

Diana Young Kennedy
Gallery and Collection Administrator

Haydon Art Center: Call for Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: April 1, 2011 (POSTMARK)

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Haydon Art Center

Lincoln, NE
2012 Exhibition Season

The Haydon Art Center is a thriving non-profit dedicated to presenting visual and experimental art that illuminates new ideas and promotes dialogue between artists and audience. The exhibition program offers artists opportunities to experiment and expand their work in an open space.

Haydon exhibitions are scheduled year round and include solo exhibitions, thematic shows, site-specific/ inter-active installations, and national juried exhibitions. The art center also sponsors exhibition receptions, artist talks, educational outreach, workshops, readings, music, dance, and other cultural programs as part of its mission to engage the community in contemporary art.

The Haydon Art Center is now accepting proposals for solo and/or group exhibitions for the full 2012 calendar.

Artwork in all media is acceptable and must have been created within the past three years.
Non-traditional materials and installations are encouraged.

A committee comprised of artists, curators, and other arts professionals, consider proposals based on artistic merit, conceptual integrity, and its relationship to the arts center’s mission and its unique architectural space.

Non-refundable application fee of $40 or $30 for Haydon Members.

Exhibitions act as educational opportunities for the Lincoln community. Accepted artists may be contacted with the opportunity to conduct a workshop or to brainstorm potential workshop ideas. Conducting workshops is not a requirement for exhibition acceptance.

Download Proposal Guidelines:

Visit website for full details including floor plan and exhibition agreement form:

Please contact The Haydon Art Center directly if you have questions.
402-475-5421 or

Haydon Art Center
335 N. 8th Street, Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402.475.5421
Fax: 402.475.5421

Craft Cubed

Deadline: 30 April 2011 by 5pm (ONLINE)

Craft Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria
4 August to 3 September 2011

Craft Cubed is an exciting national event presented by Craft Victoria. This annual festival promotes experimental, skilled and ideas-based craft and design. It provides a broad platform for participation and exchange across the entire craft and design community.

The theme for Craft Cubed 2011 is HYBRID. Collaboration, new technologies, crossdisciplinary practice and emerging forms of craft and design will be explored through exhibitions, public programs and satellite events.

Craft Victoria invites applications for national satellite events including exhibitions, installations, open studios, workshops, and other projects that take place during the festival period: 4 August to 3 September 2011. These events are managed and funded by applicants.

If your satellite event application is accepted, the following participation fees apply:
Craft Victoria Members: FREE
Non-Members: $25 inc. GST

HOW TO APPLY (truncated)
1. Visit:
2. Complete the online form by 5pm Saturday 30 April 2011 with the details of your proposed satellite event.
3. All applicants will be notified of outcome on Monday 16 May 2011.

Craft Victoria will publish regular updates about Craft Cubed on the website and in the Craft Almanac e-newsletter.

If you still have questions, email or phone Festival Project Coordinator Lucy Piggin at Craft Victoria (03) 9650 7775.

Visit website:

Download complete guidelines: [pdf]

Craft Victoria
31 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
ph 03 9650 7775

Scarf Festival 2011

Deadline: 6 May 2011 by 4:00pm (RECEIVE)

Scarf Festival 2011: Rhythm of Life

National Wool Museum
Geelong, Victoria
24 June to 21 August, 2011

“The rhythm of life is a powerful beat, it puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet….”

This year we celebrate the rhythm of life; the relationships, events and moments that make each of our lives unique. As with life, each scarf is unique and there is a rhythmic quality to their creation: the whirr of the wheel, the clack of the loom and the clicking of needles.

Scarf Festival 2011 Rhythm of Life, at the National Wool Museum, will display all the scarves created for the Festival, featuring a range of awards for the best scarves. There is no limit to the number of scarves that can be entered by each individual.

All scarves accompanied by completed paperwork are eligible for display as part of the Scarf Festival 2011 Rhythm of Life exhibition.
To be eligible for an award a scarf must have been designed and made by an individual, who is registered as the entrant.
All eligible entries can win the Scarf of the Year award.
Each scarf can only be entered in one category.
No National Wool Museum employees or their direct family members, are eligible for an award. No judge or their direct family members are eligible for an award.

Entries for Scarf Festival 2011 Rhythm of Life open on 1 March 2011 and all scarves, Entry Forms, Tax Invoices, Artists Statement Forms, Scarf Information Forms and fees must be received by the National Wool Museum by 4pm on Friday 6 May 2011.

General: $15 per entry (ie. one scarf $15; two scarves $30; three scarves $45)

National Wool Museum & Craft Victoria members: $12.50 per entry (ie. one scarf $12.50; two scarves $25; three scarves $37.50)

Primary and Secondary School students: free

Award Categories
· Scarf of the Year
· Best thematic scarf
· Best use of colours in a scarf
· Best use of sustainable practices in a scarf
· Best use of different techniques in a scarf
· Best knitted scarf
· Best woven scarf
· Best crocheted scarf
· Best felted scarf
· Best 100% wool scarf
· Best scarf made by a primary school student
· Best scarf made by a secondary school student

Sale of Scarves
Unless specified, all scarves displayed in Scarf Festival 2011 Rhythm of Life will be available for purchase at the retail price specified on the Tax Invoice. No commission will be taken by the National Wool Museum.

Download Registration Kit:

Visit website for additional details:

If you have any further queries please email the Scarf Festival 2011 team at or phone us on 03 5272 4701.

Scarf Festival 2011
National Wool Museum
26 Moorabool Street
Phone: 03 5272 4701
Web site:


Deadline: June 1, 2011 (POSTMARK)

Fashion Show, Luncheon and Boutique

The Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
October 16, 2011

Participation is open to all one-of-a-kind wearable art in any fiber related media. Work represented must be an original concept and executed by the artist. All items must be for sale.

A $25 non-refundable jury fee.

Accepted artists are automatically qualify for Boutique (do not remit a separate Boutique fee).

Submit a CD with five digital JPG images. Jurors will select work based on originality and runway suitability.

All work exhibited must be a functional accessory of original concept and executed by the artist. No copies or kits are eligible. We define accessories as special items that enhance a wardrobe such as scarves, shawls, jewelry, purses, hats, belts, etc. Items for sale in the Boutique must be priced below $250. The Boutique Committee will make final selections of work to be used in the show.

You must be a current Fine Line member to participate in the Boutique. New applicants can become members of Fine Line by remitting an additional check for $35.

A $20 non-refundable jury fee is required with your application.

Submit five color slides, digital images (JPG files) on CD, or actual samples showing the quality and type of work to be exhibited. Slides and samples will be returned; CDs will not.

A limited number of 6’ x 6’ booths are available. Spaces will be allocated by the Boutique Committee with all decisions final. There is no limit to the number or price of items for sale. You, or your designate, must man your own booth and be responsible for your own inventory. Remit a booth fee of $30 in addition to the jury fee. If not selected for a booth, your check will be returned.

Download prospectus and application:

Visit website for additional show information:

Fine Line Creative Arts Center
6n158 Crane Road
St. Charles, Illinois 60175
630.584.9443 t
630.584.9490 f

Rainier Arts Festival

Deadline: July 1, 2011 (POSTMARK)

Fifth Annual Rainier Arts Festival

Whittaker Mountaineering
Mt. Rainier Basecamp
Ashford, WA
September 30 to October 2, 2011

Mt. Rainier is a majestic presence over the Washington skyline. Its beauty has been the source of inspiration to artists of all mediums for centuries. The Rainier Art Festival seeks to gather a group of inspired artisans together for this annual festival on the mountain.

The Rainier Arts Festival welcomes any artist who creates original works of art, by their own hand. This year, the only other requirements are that the participants must have an appreciation for the Mt. Rainier area and complete an application to sell their work in the following mediums:

2D Mixed Media
Sculpture: Wood, Metal & 3D Mixed Media
Scrimshaw & Engraving
Fiber Arts & Textiles

The festival is to be held, both inside the Nisqually Lodge and the Rainier Overland Lodge & Restaurant. In addition to indoor booths and the Nisqually Lodge Conference Center there will be large tents in the large field between both establishments.

A $15.00 non-refundable application fee and a $50.00 booth fee, for a total of $65.00, is required for each artist or partnership participating in the 2011 festival.

Download application:

Visit website for more information:

Email Cindy Watts, Rainier Arts Festival Coordinator

Cindy Watts
Festival Coordinator
Mount Rainier Festivals & Event Center
1614 Camino La Canada
Santa Fe, NM 87501