Sunday, March 27, 2011

Craft Culture Submissions

Deadline: Unspecified

Call for Craft Culture Submissions
Craft Victoria

Craft Culture is Craft Victoria's online research portal. It houses a diverse array of writing from exhibition reviews and essays to industry research papers.

To have your article considered for publication please send a 100 word summary and an indicative image to Joe Pascoe, Craft Victoria's CEO & Artistic Director. If selected, your article may be of any length, though as a guideline, many are around 1,000 words and feature five images. An honorarium of $100 is paid per selected article. Final submissions need to be fully proofed and edited, with the images supplied as separate files.

Visit website for full details including email link to Joe Pascoe"

The Carnegie's 2012 Exhibition Season

Deadline: April 15, 2011 (POSTMARK)

The Carnegie's 2012 Exhibition Season
Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center
Covington, KY

The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center is dedicated to showcasing the works of emerging and established artists in all artistic disciplines. The Carnegie is located in Covington, Kentucky, ten blocks from the Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The organization was established in 1972. Each year, 30-40 group and solo shows are awarded for the five galleries consisting of over 6,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Any artist(s) living in the United States. All styles and media are eligible. Note: Any artist who has been awarded a solo show at The Carnegie must wait three years to apply again for a solo show. You may however, apply for group and theme shows during that period.

Solo Exhibition - Ten images of a consistent body of work in JPEG format provided on CD (see below for image details; CD will not be returned), $25 entry fee (Carnegie members $20 entry fee) and attached application form.

Group Exhibition (Two or more artists) - Twenty images representing all artists who will be showing in the exhibition, $40 entry fee (Carnegie members $35 entry fee), and attached application form. A one-page typed statement may be submitted to better understand the purpose or details of the show. Please use one contact person.

Art of Food - This year we are asking artists to submit proposals of art created from food or art that carries a food theme. A simple drawing and a short written
statement on the proposed creation is all that is necessary, but you may elaborate however you wish. There is no entry fee.

Hair as Art - A special exhibition that will explore Hair as an art form. Artists are asked to submit art or proposals that have hair as the main or prominent subject matter. This will be combined with some of the best hair designs on live models for the Opening Reception. Exhibition will run two weeks and there is no entry fee.

Each year three jurors are selected to independently evaluate the work submitted for solo and group shows.

Download the Call to Artists:


Contact: Bill Seitz, Gallery Director at (859)957-1944 or

Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center
1028 Scott Boulevard
Covington, KY 41011
Telephone: 859.491.2030
Fax: 859.655.8110

Shell Arts – Geelong Region Artists Program

Deadline: 30 April 2010 by 5:00pm (RECEIVE)

Shell Arts – Geelong Region Artists Program
Geelong Gallery
Geelong VIC

The Shell Arts - Geelong region artists program provides the opportunity for artists and community groups from the Geelong region to exhibit in the Max Bell Gallery at the Geelong Gallery.

The Gallery accepts exhibition proposals for this program throughout the year, with an annual closing date of 30 April.

Exhibition proposals are reviewed by members of the exhibition committee and are selected on artistic merit and with consideration of the Gallery's overall exhibition program. A demonstrated record of achievement by the artist is another factor considered in assessing proposals.

Proposals are accepted from individuals and groups.

The Shell Arts - Geelong region artists program operates as a hire venue with exhibitions generally 5-6 weeks in length (subject to programming by the Gallery).

The standard hire fee for each exhibition is $1,000 (plus GST).

The Gallery considers the ‘Geelong region' to include Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula, the Surf Coast, the Great Ocean Road, the Otways and Hinterland. Artists who currently live and/or work in, or originate from, the Geelong region are eligible to participate in the program.

Application guidelines

Proposal cover sheet

Exhibition guidelines

Floor plan

Visit website for information:

Further information:
T: 03 5229 3645

Shell Arts – Geelong Region Artists Program
Geelong Gallery
Little Malop Street
Geelong VIC 3220

Woodbury Art Museum: Art of OUR CENTURY--UPDATED

Deadline: May 6, 2011 May 10, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Woodbury Art Museum
Orem, UT
June 3 – September 23, 2011

Art of OUR CENTURY engages the aesthetic dialog of today, and reflects contemporary visual imagery, ideas and experience. This annual juried exhibition consists of works from the western region of the United States.

2011 Juror: Erin Linder, Director of Exhibitions at the Kimball Art Center

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and live in the western region of the United States.

Deadline for applications is May 6, 2011. Maximum 2 entries per artist.
$10 per entry, due at submission.

Digital entries required in jpg form.

The Juror in consultation with the Museum Director will make selection of up to $5,000 in purchase awards to be placed in the permanent collection of the Woodbury Art Museum. The Juror will also make Awards of Merit.

All standard media may be entered. Works may not exceed 6 feet tall by 14 feet wide. 3D objects must be stable and capable of supporting themselves without excessive risk and may not be of excessive weight. Works that may constitute a public safety, health or environmental hazard will not be considered. This does not include the use of standard artist media.

RULES (truncated)
1. Entries may be no more than one year
2. Content that is denigrating of any race, creed, or people or that is obscene is unacceptable.
3. Submission does not guarantee acceptance of a work into the exhibit. Announcement of accepted pieces will be emailed on May 13, 2011. Awards
will be announced by the juror at the opening reception.
4. All participation is at the discretion of the museum director. Museum director reserves the right to withdraw a work(s) from the exhibition for any reason considered detrimental to the museum or university. Entry to the exhibit designates acceptance of and conformance to all rules and conditions.
5. The museum will retain a 35% commission on works sold during the exhibition.

Download Rules and Entry Form:

Visit website:

575 East University Parkway #250
Orem, UT, 84097

Utah Arts Festival Gallery

Deadline: May 6, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Utah Arts Festival Gallery
Artspace City Center
Salt Lake City UT
Fall 2011–Spring 2012

Entries to participate in the Utah Arts Festival Gallery for Fall 2011–Spring 2012 are now being accepted. The 2011-2012 season begins September 2011 and ends May 2012 with shows changing monthly, with the exception of a Holiday Show, which runs November and December. The gallery is open weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm. An artist reception is held the third Friday of the month to coincide with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll from 6 pm to 9 pm. The Utah Arts Festival Gallery is a member of the Salt Lake Gallery Association.

All mediums are accepted: drawing, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed mediums, sculpture, textile. Artist retains 70% of all sales of artwork.

Download the application (includes more details):

Visit website:

For questions, please contact Utah Arts Festival Gallery curator Matt Jacobson at 801-230-9420 or

Utah Arts Festival
230 S 500 W Ste 120
Salt Lake City UT 84101

Hard Twist 6 – Obsession

Deadline: May 6, 2011 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Hard Twist 2011 – OBSESSION
Gladstone Hotel
Toronto, ON
November 25, 2011 – January 29, 2012

Hard Twist 6 – Obsession Co-curators Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell invite artists to submit textile and fibre based works, which reflect or explore obsessive ideas, acts, or fixations through medium, technique, or concept.

There are only three criteria;

Work must:
•be textile or fibre based
•actively address the theme of Obsession
•be designed to hang on a wall or be suspended from a ceiling – we are unable to accept free standing work due to the nature of the exhibition space Hard Twist has become an important annual event within the Canadian textile art community as well as being a signature event for the Gladstone. For this sixth anniversary of Hard Twist, exhibition space will include public spaces on all four floors of the hotel.

2011 Jurors:

Mary Sue Rankin – Director, Edward Day Gallery
Judith Tinkl – Artist, Educator, and Past President of the Ontario Craft Council
Angela Iarocci – Artist/Designer and Educator
Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell – Hard Twist Curators

•There is no submission fee; the admin fee is paid to the hotel only on acceptance.
•Entries may be submitted by email or surface mail

Visit website for complete details:

Hard Twist 6 – Obsession
c/o The Gladstone Hotel
Attn: Chris Mitchell/Helena Frei
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1J6


Deadline: May 31, 2011 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Alternative Design Event
The Gladstone Hotel
Toronto, Ontario
January 26 – 29, 2012

The Gladstone Hotel seeks Expressions of Interest for innovative, cutting-edge, contemporary design and installation-based projects for The Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative design event, COME UP TO MY ROOM. The ninth instalment of CUTMR will take place from January 26 to 29, 2012 at the historic Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto. Site-specific work will be mounted in the rooms and public spaces in the second floor Gladstone Gallery and ground floor spaces of the hotel.

Ideal candidates for juried consideration are practitioners who approach their discipline with a radical personal vision, and who use design to converse, connect, collaborate and construct delight in the unexpected.

There are two ways to participate in COME UP TO MY ROOM 2012:
1. Immersive Room Installation

Participants will create new work that is site-specific and installation-based.

The CUTMR curatorial process is unique in that we select the artist/designer/teams for rooms installations based on past work only, and then trust them to create a site-specific installation following their own personal vision. We choose you, but we don’t know what you will do with your space until we “come up to your room”. Due to this kind of curatorial process, that is a core premise of the show, CUTMR lends itself to transience, and is never presented the same way twice. Please do not send a specific proposal for the room. Only describe your practice and show past projects.

Key words for the room installations are immersive and spatial.

2. Site-Specific Public Space Project (including hallways, lobbies and interstitial spaces):

Participants will create functional lighting, seating, wall-based projects, or a functional bar, DJ table, or CUTMR ticket desk.

Unlike the room installations, participants submitting for a public space project MUST include details of specific works to be exhibited in the show. All participants are required to showcase new work and are asked to produce work specifically for CUTMR 2012. Please include as much detail as possible on your proposal for the space, as well as images of your previous work. Drawings, descriptions, etc., of your proposed project are essential.

$700 + HST for room installations
$195 + HST for public space projects

Fees include three installation days and four-day space rental; exhibition administration and coordination; inclusion in the promotion, publicity, marketing materials, exhibition catalogue, and cross-promotion with the Toronto Design Offsite (TO DO) List. Fees are payable upon acceptance.

Several past participants have been successful in obtaining exhibition assistance grants and sponsorships.

Need More Info?
For more information about the submission process, contact curators David Dick-Agnew, Deborah Wang and Noa Bronstein at:

For more information regarding pricing, exhibition details and contracts contact:
Britt Welter-Nolan, Director of Exhibitions, at: or 416 531 4635 ex. 7501

Visit website for complete detail:

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum Int'l Juried & Judged Show

Deadline: June 15, 2011 (RECEIVE)

International Juried & Judged Show
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
La Conner, WA
September 30- October 2, 2011
October 5 - December 30, 2011

You are invited to enter the first International Juried & Judged Show, sponsored by the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, to be held September 30-October 1, & 2, 2011. Winning entries will be featured in a special exhibit at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum titled “AWE: Award Winning Entries” from October 5 -December 30, 2011.

The mission of the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum is twofold: to collect, preserve, and exhibit quilts and textiles from local, national, and international artists, to provide an educational experience, and to preserve the historic Gaches Mansion.

Established in 1997, The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum is housed in the historic 1891 Gaches Mansion in the artistic waterfront town of La Conner, Washington. This unique museum features three stories of quilts and textiles that range from traditional to contemporary, with a focus on works from the Northwest. On the first floor, Victorian-era furnishings complement changing selections from the growing permanent collection.

With two new exhibits opening every three months and a rotation of quilts from our permanent collection, there is always something new to see at Washington State’s only quilt museum.

Download prospectus:

Visit website for information:

La Conner Quilt
& Textile Museum703 Second Street
PO Box 1270
La Conner, WA 98257-1270

Sakuraba Gallery Artist Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: January 1, 2012 10:01 PM EST (ONLINE)

Sakuraba Gallery
2012 International Artist Competition and Exhibition
Sendai, JAPAN
February 4 to April 1, 2012

Next year, Sakuraba Gallery will once again host an art competition to recognize the best artists from outside of Japan.

The artists that are selected to exhibit will be brought to Japan from their home country to attend the opening reception. Airfare, cost of hotel stay for up to ten days, and a small group tour of Sendai are included. Meals and spending money are not provided.

Submission Guidelines:

• Artists must submit a completed entry form and pay a non-refundable entry fee of $30 US dollars to submit three (3) works of art.


• All entries must be received by January 2nd, 2012. 12:01pm JST. (January 1st 10:01 PM EST) - No exceptions will be given.


• The competition is open to artists 18 years of age or older world-wide. However;

◦ Artists must not currently reside in Japan or have resided in the past for longer than two years.

◦ Artists cannot be Japanese citizens or hold duel citizenship with Japan and another country.

• Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists.

• All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Artwork based upon a copy-written work for the sake of parody or critic is acceptable on a case by case basis.

• Eligible media: Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, ceramics, fiber art, wearable art, jewelry, and mixed media

• Media not accepted: Video/film and live performance pieces.


• Winning artists will be notified by January 8, 2012 that they have been selected for the exhibition.

• Winners have 24 hours to accept or decline the invitation to come to Sendai. Gallery staff will begin working with the artist immediately to make travel arrangements.

• For those who decline to come to Sendai in person, an alternative cash prize of $1000 will be awarded.

• Award winners will be announced to the public with the opening reception on February 4, 2012.

Visit website for complete details: www.sakurabagallery/international-art-competition

Coastal Fiberarts 2011 at Astoria Visual Arts

Deadline: May 20, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Coastal Fiberarts 2011 - A Juried Fiber Art Exhibition
Astoria Visual Arts
Clatsop Community College
Astoria, OR
July 14 to August 18, 2011

Astoria Visual Arts, a non-profit, community-based visual arts association, in cooperation with Clatsop Community College is launching a new fiberarts exhibit to be held in the Art Center Gallery of Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon.  The goal is to provide a new venue in a beautiful, old river town for works created using traditional techniques and materials as well as contemporary and innovative fiberart.

§        Best of Show Award                        $250.00
§        Best Use of Fiber Award                 $200.00

Barbara Setsu Pickett is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art, University of Oregon, having served as Head of the Fibers Area.  Barbara focuses her art and research on velvetweaving,
shibori and book arts.   She has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Commission, the Oregon Arts Commission and the Institute of Turkish Studies and has
been an artist-in-residence at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age and older.  Work created in any fiber media and/or using fiber techniques is eligible for inclusion.

Entries must be in JPEG format on a single CD.  Send only images of work that will be available for the exhibition.

All artwork must be presentation ready.  Framed work must be wired.

Entry fee is $35.00 for up to 3 images.

Sales of exhibited works are encouraged.  There will be a 30% (15% to the Art Center Gallery and 15% to Astoria Visual Arts) Gallery commission on any works sold.  No works may be removed before the end
of the exhibition.

Notification of the juror's decision will be sent by e-mail or US mail.

Cheryl Silverblatt


Download prospectus/entry form for full details: Coastal Fiberarts 2011.pdf

Return with entry by May 20, 2011 to:  
Cheryl Silverblatt
Coastal Fibers 2011
811 Glasgow Ave.
Astoria, OR 97103

Lillstreet Art Center Call for Residents

Deadline: June 1, 2011 (ONLINE)

Artist Residencies - Textile Department
Lillstreet Art Center

Chicago, IL
2011-2012 Residency Period: September 1st to August 31st

Lillstreet Art Center offers Artist Residencies in all departments and encourages interdisciplinary work.

Ceramics, Digital Arts & Photography,Glass Flameworking & Fusing, Kidstreet, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Painting/Drawing, Printmaking, Textiles

Residencies includes work space in our classroom studios, free classes, learning and teaching oportunities, basic materials & firings, and a monthly stipend for additional materials or personal use.
Residents are expected to be present and at work in their department for 20 hours per week. When in the studio, residents are expected to be availabe to work and interact with students and artists while working on their own artwork. Residents are expected to perform up to eight hours of work for the department on a weekly basis. The Artist-in-Residence Program will begin September 1st and end August 30th.

To be considered for the Lillstreet Artist-in-Residence Program, your application must be submitted by June 1st, 2011.

Applying to the Artist in Residence Program:
Applications for all departments for the 2011-2012 Artist-in-Residence program will only be accepted online. When applying, please submit the following information:

1. Department to which you are submitting an application
2. Resume/C.V.
3. Artist Statement
4. Statement of Application
5. A list of three references
6. 10 Image including the title, media, date and size
7. $15 Non-refundable Application fee (this will be paid through the Slideroom website)

If you would like to apply, please submit an on-line application at:

For questions about submission information please contact Emily Schroeder at

Visit website for more

Lill Street Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Monday, March 14, 2011

Berkshires Arts Festival

Deadline: April 10, 2011 (ONLINE) or (POSTMARK)

Berkshires Arts Festival

Ski Butternut
Gt Barrington, MA
July 2 TO 4, 2011

Now in its 10th year, the Berkshires Arts Festival has become a Berkshire tradition attracting thousands of art lovers who come to the Berkshires for theater, dance, music, and art. Founded by Richard and Joanna Rothbard, owners of An American Craftsman Galleries, the Berkshires Arts Festival attracts top artists from all across the USA and Canada.

Standards & Rules (truncated)

•All worked displayed in either craft or fine art must be original and handmade by the artist.

•Artists may only exhibit in the category for which they were accepted. If you wish to apply in more than one category you must submit a second set of slides, a separate application and a separate application fee MUST be submitted for each additional category.

•Booth sharing is not permitted.

Image Submission
Images are required for each category entered, four of your artwork and one of your display in digital format on CD or DVD.

Fees & Payment Schedule (truncated)
•There is a $22.00 non-refundable application fee, as well as a $100 security deposit due upon acceptance.
•Application fee is non-refundable
•Deposit fee will be charged to your account or check deposited only if you are accepted.
•The balance of your booth fee must be paid by the due date in order to finalize your acceptance.

Visit website to view full details, submit online or to download mail in application:

eTextile, Smart Clothing and Wearable Computing Showcase

Deadline: 18 May 2011

eTextile, Smart Clothing and Wearable Computing Showcase

Maker Faire and Lynne Bruning
San Mateo County Event Center
San Mateo, CA
21 May 2011

As technology becomes ever more interwoven with our daily lives, innovative means of interface blur the lines between computers, textiles and fashion.

Maker Faire and Lynne Bruning come together to create a showcase that fuses tech and fashion, function and form, reality and possibility.

On Sunday 21 May 2011 fashion designers and engineers, young and old, beginners and the skilled will join forces to present a Maker Fair original: An eTextile, smart clothing and wearable computing showcase!

Date: Sunday 21 May 2011
Time: TBA
Location: Arc Attack Stage
Producer: Lynne Bruning

Designers: Contact Lynne lynne at
Designers must be present at the time of the showcase
Designers can model their eTextile creation or bring their own model
Designer submission deadline Wednesday 11 May 2011

For more information and showcase details:

The 2011 Great Berry Quilt-Off

Deadline: May 15, 2011 (ONLINE)
2011 Great Berry Quilt-Off
McHenry County, IL
July 1- August 15, 2011
August 16- September 3, 2011
Grace Farm is sponsoring two six-week quilt exhibitions in honor of the Northern Illinois Quilt Fest: exhibits will run July 1-August 15 and August 16-September 30.   Quilters in Northern Illinois, not just McHenry County of all skill levels and ages are invited to participate.
  1. Up to two quilts per person
  2. Register online at
  3. A non-refundable entry fee of $15.00 (covers up to 2 quilts per person)
  4. Quilts must be no larger than 32” x 32”, with a four inch rod pocket securely attached to the back of the quilt.
  5. No later than May 15, 2011, upload a digital photograph (1 MB max per quilt) to Grace Farm Studios for jury into the exhibition.
We hope you will have fun creating a quilt confection using one of three quilt recipes:
(1) Luscious Berry: Yummmmm!   Go crazy with a sweetly embellished berry quilt.  Use whatever type of embellishment, embroidery, ribbon, buttons, fabrics, you name it!
(2) Organic Berry:   Go wild and natural with this quilt recipe, using only natural, organically dyed or overdyed fabrics and (batting and backing need not be organic).
(3) Granny’s Favorite Berry: Go nostalgic with this traditional pieced quilt recipe!  Showcase berry-themed commercial fabrics, berry-themed block designs, berry-themed redwork, you name it!
AWARDS: Berry Best in Show;  Most Luscious Berry Quilt, Most Organic Berry Quilt, Granny’s Berry Favorite Quilt; Outstanding Young Quilters K-6, Junior High, and High School; Quilt Most Likely to Make Visitors  Drool (visitors will vote, one award at end of each 6-week show), Berry Original Quilt, Berry Perfect Workmanship Quilt, Berry Most-in-Spirit of Competition Quilt,  Judge’s Choice awards per “recipe”.
Up to sixty quilts will be accepted for display in Grace Farm’s “quilted” dairy barn.  Due to limited space only thirty quilts can be securely and safely exhibited at one time, so we plan to rotate two sets of thirty quilts. All submissions will be juried into the exhibition at the same time, but accepted quilts will be assigned at our discretion for display in one of the two six-week shows.
Visit website for full details:
Ann Chaney
Grace Farm Studios
Woodstock, IL  60098

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Minnesota Quilters, Inc. 33rd Annual Quilt Show and Conference

Deadline: 16 April 2011 (POSTMARK)

33rd Annual Quilt Show and Conference
Minnesota Quilters, Inc.
St. Paul RiverCentre
St. Paul, MN
16 June - 18 June 2011

Minnesota Quilters, Inc. invites you to enter our 33rd Annual Quilt Show and Conference. More than $26,000 will be awarded to winners in 18 categories

Please see our web site for complete information and Judged Quilt Entry Form:

Minnesota Quilters, Inc
3000 University Ave. SE
Suite 120
Minneapolis, MN  55414

Monday, March 07, 2011

Spring Break Comes Early

Hello Friends:

We discovered a small glitch with the postings of March 1st...the items did not get posted to the FAC Deadlines Calendar. The problem has been fixed.

The FACFE team shall take Spring Break early. During the break, we will switch over to new hardware and give the site a bit of sprucing.

Thanks for your continued readership. WE'LL BE BACK ON APRIL 2, 2011!!


Elise N. & The FACFE Team

The Studio Museum in Harlem: Artist in Residence


Artist in Residence
The Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, New York

Every year, the Museum offers a twelve-month studio residency for three local, national, or international emerging artists working in any media. Each artist is granted a free non-living studio space and a stipend. Artists have 24-hour-accress to the Museum's third-floor studios and expected to work in the studio a minimum of twenty hours per week and participate in open studios and public programs. At the end of the residency, an exhibition of the artists’ work is presented in the Museum’s galleries.

The Museum offers a 12 month studio residency for three emerging artists. Each artist is granted a free non-living studio space, a $20,000 fellowship, and a $1,000 material stipend. The program is designed to serve emerging artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally. Artists’ media may include sculpture, painting, printmaking, digital art, mixed media, photography, and film and video. Artists will have access to the Museum’s studios on a daily basis and will be expected to work in the studio a minimum of twenty hours per week. Artists are also expected to participate in several of the Museum’s public programs.

Visit website for full details regarding application:

The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
tel: 212.864.4500
fax: 212.864.4800

Bazaar Bizarre

Deadline: March 18, 2011 (ONLINE)

Bazaar Bizarre
Maker Faire Bay Area
San Mateo County Event Center
San Francisco, CA
May 21-22, 2011

Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. Bazaar Bizarre San Francisco will feature over 100 carefully juried artists and designers from across the country. Shoppers can expect to find the crème de la crème of indie goods.

Bazaar Bizarre supports artists and craftspeople that appeal to the aesthetic of the indie art and craft scene and have innovative approaches to traditional craft forms. We do not accept all our applicants and traditionally we have had more applicants than spaces available for our show.

All vendors must have a temporary or permanent CA reseller’s permit by the time you vend. California law states that you must have a resale certificate in order to make sales.

Notifications will be sent on March 25, 2011


+ A $20 non-refundable Jury Fee is required per show application
+ If accepted booth spaces will cost $250.00 USD for the weekend.
+ Number or Bazaar Bizarre vendors selected: 80
+ Approximate Attendance For Fair: 80,000
+ Venue is in an outdoor pavilion structure approximately 15,000 sq ft in size
+ Booth space is approximately 8′ x 8′ ft
+ Due to the limited space only ONE booth space is allowed per applicant.
+ Sharing a booth spaces is allowed up to TWO ARTISTS or as a themed collective.

Visit website for complete terms and conditions:

Online Application:

Bazaar Bizarre
Maker Faire Bay Area
San Mateo County Event Center
San Francisco, CA

Project Selvage Competition

Deadline: March 24, 2011 by 6pm (ONLINE)

Project Selvage Competition
Michael Miller and Spoonflower, Inc
Winner Announced: May 5, 2011

Theme for the initial round is “Baby Boy”

Eligibility: The Project Selvage competition, presented by Michael Miller and Spoonflower, Inc., is open only to persons who are 18 years of age or older. In order to submit a design to the contest, each participant must also be a registered member of at the time of entry. Proof of age may be required. This Promotion is open to people all over the world, although certain elements of the prize -- such as transportation to and from the Fall Quilt Market in Houston -- may be offered only if the winner is a US resident.

How to enter: You must be a registered member of in order to enter a design submission for the Project Selvage competition. There is no cost or fee to register or to enter. The contest is limited to one (1) design submission per person. The design theme for the initial round of submissions is baby fabric for boys. Designs must be original and cannot have been entered in previous Spoonflower contests. All previously entered designs will be disqualified and ineligible to be selected. Multiple entries may be disqualified.

Expectations of Entrants: The theme for the initial round of the contest is fabrics for baby boys. Should an entrant’s design advance to the final round he or she will be expected to submit five additional fabric designs as part of a collection. Contest winner will be expected to sign a contract to work with the team at Michael Miller to develop and finalize the collection -- including additional prints -- and to prepare it for manufacture and marketing.

Ownership of winning design: Participants in this contest must agree to grant Michael Miller full ownership rights to their collection should they win the contest. Neither Spoonflower nor Michael Miller assert any rights over submitted designs not designated winners. Entrants are free to delete designs they have uploaded to Spoonflower at any time.

Prize: Winner will receive a contract with Michael Miller to produce and market his or her own fabric collection, a $1000 advance against royalties for sales, and -- if the winner is a resident of the US -- domestic air transportation and lodging to attend Quilt Market in Houston, Texas, October 29-31, 2011. Sponsors cannot provide transportation expenses for non-US winners. The winner will be the collection that receives the greatest number of votes by the time contest voting closes at noon EST on May 4, 2011. All decisions by the Sponsors as to the eligibility of voters, votes, or submitted designs are final. All prize elements are subject to the contract signed between the winner and Michael Miller.

Contact: If you have any questions, email

Visit website for complete details:

2810 Meridian Parkway, Suite 130
Durham, NC, 27113

Michael Miller
118 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Religare Art: ‘The WhyNot Place’ Residency Programme

Two Deadlines:
March 24, 2011 (POSTMARK)
March 31, 2011 (ONLINE)

‘The WhyNot Place’ Residency Programme
Religare Art
New Delhi INDIA
Session 1: June 15, 2011 – July 14, 2011
Session 2: July 18, 2011 - August 16, 2011

‘The WhyNot Place’ residency programme is a unique art residency organized by Religare Art, a New Delhi based arts organization. Held within the gallery spaces at Religare Art, this residency brings together a select group of emerging and mid-career artists ranging across different media and sensibilities. The residency is intended as a process studio that enables each artist to further their own conceptual and aesthetic sensibilities within a broad thematic framework suggested by a mentor. Using the armature of the shifting nature of the capital city – New Delhi, this residency invites applications to create a dialogue based on the artists own independent interests and practices, to process, critique and digest their impressions of the external and internal landscape in very open ended ways best suited to their pre-existing practice.

 A one month mentored residency for emerging and mid-career artists held in Connaught Place: the heart of New Delhi, in the 12,000 sq ft Religare Art gallery space.
 Exhibition of works created during the month long residency programme at the Religare Art Gallery
 Documentation of the residency process and artworks created followed by the publication of a residency book that will include essays on each resident artist specific to their art practice and process during the programme

 Applicants will be chosen for one of two sessions: (Please indicate if you have a preference. Artists considering site-specific work are requested to apply for session 2.)
Session 1: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 – Thursday, July 14, 2011
Session 2: Monday, July 18, 2011 - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011

 National and International emerging/ mid- career artists for whom appointment as resident artists might make a significant impact on their art practice. Participant artists will be encouraged to push the boundaries of their practice – materially, educationally and conceptually, expanding their knowledge and consideration
of artistic methodology – what all it can be, what all it can do and what are the several possible ways of doing it in particular to their own practice.
 Please note that we can only cover travel expenses to Delhi from within India. International artists are welcome to apply if they can secure other means of funding and support for their travel to and from India.
Alumni Eligibility: Artists who attended our Residency in the past must wait three seasons before reapplying for a return residency.

 16 artists will be chosen for the 2011 programme, with 8 artists per session. Invitation for residency will be extended based on recommendation from a selection panel consisting of artists, mentors and art professionals.
 2 writers/critics will be chosen for the 2011 programme (one per session)
 Only selected applicants will be notified by Friday, April 15, 2011 with all the appropriate details

Visit website for complete program details:

The WhyNotPlace Residency 2011
No 7 Atmaram Mansion, Level 1
Scindia House, K G Marg,
Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001
Telephone: +91 11 43727000

Halpert Biennial 2011

Deadline: March 28, 2011 (POSTMARK)

Halpert Biennial 2011
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Appalachian Summer Festival
Boone, NC 28608
July 1 – December 3, 2011

The Halpert Biennial '11, sponsored by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and An Appalachian Summer Festival, is a national juried visual art competition and exhibition that is open to all two-dimensional visual artists, over the age of 18 and currently residing in the United States. Any original, two-dimensional works of art including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, mixed media, and works using traditional and non-traditional materials are considered for the selection process. Awards total $5,000.

Each artist is allowed to enter a maximum of six (6) entries. Entries to the competition must have been created within the last two (2) years. Entries not created within the last two years will not be considered. The nonrefundable entry fee for The Halpert Biennial ‘11 is $10 per entry (maximum of $60).

Visit website to view full prospectus:

Download Entry Form: halpert-biennial-entry-form-2011.pdf

Contact information:
Brook Bower
Assistant Curator & Project Director
(828) 262-7520 Phone
(828) 262-7546 Fax

Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2011

Registration Deadline: 31 March 2011 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2011

London UK
Prize Giving: November 2011

The aim of this prize is to promote the use of hand embroidered surface embellishment within fashion, costume and interiors industries. In doing so, it is hoped that contemporary design and fresh approaches can be matched up with the high quality and expertise required in the professional world.

Who can enter the Prize?

Student category open to any student who is in full or part time education on or before the 31st of March 2011, from any country in the world. Please note that research students are not eligible to enter.

Open category open to all entrants of all ages from all backgrounds and all countries, anyone with an interest in embroidery including research students.

The Brief
The Brief encourages a diverse range of work. It seeks original and creative ideas, innovative design and use of materials.

8 Points of the Brief

Entrants are required to:
1. Base all work entered on the following brief, entitled ‘Bunty Old Drawers’
2. Present embroidered samples of hand embroidery for clothing, accessories, costume or soft furnishing
3. Use HAND EMBROIDERY. Machine embroidery can be used, but must be hand embellished
4. Demonstrate how the embroidery can be applied / used, by providing one or more of the following – finished items / garments / mock-ups /illustrations / computer graphics
5. Provide supporting research and sketch/idea books/sheets, with notes that explain the thinking and ideas behind the concept
6. Show the design development from initial concept through to realised design
7. Ensure that the finished product is both practical and commercially viable
8. Provide at least 1 finished piece

Prizes (truncated)

First: $3,000 USD
Second: $1,000 USD
Third Prize: $500 USD

Registration Fee
Student category: £23.00 (GBP)
Open category: £33.00 (GBP)

Dates to Remember:
- Registration Deadline: Thursday 31st of March 2011
- Deadline for submission of photographic images of your work: Thursday 30th June 2011
- Deadline for final submission of 2nd Stage work: Monday 15th August 2011
- Final Judging: September 2011
- Winners’ Notification: September 2011
- Prize Giving: November 2011


Entry Form:

Visit website for complete details:

The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2011
86 Margaret Street

London International Creative Competition (LICC)

Deadline: 31 March, 2011 (POSTMARK) or (ONLINE)

London International Creative Competition (LICC
Los Angeles, CA
London, England

All innovative artwork should have the opportunity to be seen; regardless of experience, nationality, or connections. LICC aims to bridge the gap between uniquely talented artists and an international audience. LICC invites passionate visual artists, regardless of experience or nationality, to submit their innovative artwork for inclusion in the LICC competition. The artwork is juried by a board of internationally esteemed artists, writers, curators, gallery owners and other luminaries of the visual arts. The jury-selected Final Selection and Shortlist will be published in the LICC Annual Awards Book, on this website and will be announced to the creative arts and media outlets worldwide.

The 15 Final Selection work will be presented at the LICC awards ceremony in London, one prize-winner will be chosen by the jury to receive the £2,000 cash prize.

There is no limit to creativity. LICC has no boundaries and engorges you to push the envelope of your creativity. All discipline are accepted from Painting to Photography from Illustration to Installation, from video arts to performing arts,... We celebrate your creativity however you can express it and in any media.

This year's categories:
Design (Environmental/Fashion/Graphic/Interior)
Mixed Media
NetArt/Web Design
Video and Film

Entry Fee:
Entry fee is £20 single or series*
Students £15 single or series*
Early bird discount is 25%
To make the competition more accessible to an international community, the some countries have a 50% discounted entry fee. Visit website for the list.

* A series consists of at least two and no more than five images, sharing a common theme or concept and a single title.

Visit website for complete details including online entry form:

Download Entry Form:

Beans for Brains Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2011 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Beans for Brains Scholarship
Jimmy Beans Wool
Reno, NV
2011-2012 Award Year

The “Beans for Brains” undergraduate scholarships are open to all persons attending an accredited four-year institution in the fall of 2011. Applicants do not need to know what school they plan to attend in order to apply, but must submit proof of enrollment at their chosen school before funds are awarded. Applicants must be pursuing a degree, but the desired degree may be in any field. Each scholarship awarded will be in the amount of $3,000. There will be four scholarships awarded in the General category (one for each U.S. Region*), one in the Reno/Tahoe Locals category, and one International award. Applications will be accepted from February 1st, 2011 to April 1st, 2011.

Awards will be merit based and applications will be judged on GPA, extracurricular activities and essay quality. All application documents must be submitted in English.

Award letters will be mailed on May 10, 2011; funds will be awarded beginning August 12, 2011.

For more details visit website:

Download Scholarship Application:

Jimmy Beans Wool
5000 Smithridge Drive #A11
Reno NV 89502
Phone (775)827-9276
Toll Free (877)529-5648

Indie Craft Experience

Deadline: April 4, 2011 (ONLINE)

Indie Craft Experience

Ambient Plus Studio
Atlanta, Georgia
June 11-12, 2011

All items sold at the Indie Craft Experience must be handmade. This is a juried event with a limited number of slots. We will not consider your application if it is not complete or if we receive it after the deadline. A complete application includes all the information we request below, including photos, plus payment.

The fee to participate is $225 ($10 processing fee + $215). This amount is due with application. Once accepted, you will be given the option to rent tables ($10 each) and chairs ($5 each) to use during the event. This is optional, you can bring your own.

If you are not accepted $215 will be promptly returned by April 18. There is a $10 processing fee.

You may share a space with another vendor, BUT you must apply together.

Each vendor will have a space that is 6 ft. x 5 ft. Vendors are responsible for their entire display: tables, chairs, table clothes, racks, etc. This includes hauling and setting up your display.

Visit website for complete details:

Online Application and information:

The Indie Craft Experience is organized by Christy of a bardis & Shannon of Patina.

Inkjet Textile Exhibition

Deadline: 1 MAY 2011 (RECEIVE)

Inkjet Textile Exhibition

Philadelphia PA
5 October - 1 November 2011

meltemBIREY GALLERY is currently accepting entries for the Inkjet Textile exhibition scheduled for October 2011.

Email 3 examples of your work plus any detail/supporting shots.
Please note 'textile submission - Oct 2011' in the subject of your email.


Submission Guideline:

The work has to be original and utilized by inkjet textile printing technology. The size of the final work should not be larger than 7 feet in length and 15 feet in width.

Each Artist / Designer / Craft Practitioner can submit maximum of 3 pieces of artwork for selections. The work should be prepared in jpg format and the file size should be no larger than 5 MB. For details or multiple files of the same work, you can submit 5 files in total.

Visit website:

244 Race St
Philadelphia PA 19106
215.627.0244 ph
215.933.6830 fx

Quilt Surface Design Symposium: FABRIC 2011

Deadline: MAY 15, 2011 (RECEIVE)

FABRIC 2011: Handmade Designs on Fabric for Quiltmaking

The University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Columbus, Ohio
June 6-19, 2011

The Annual QUILT SURFACE DESIGN SYMPOSIUM is proud to announce its annual competition whose purpose is to encourage the production of unusual fabrics.

FIRST PLACE: Five Day Class At Next Year’s Symposium;
SECOND PLACE: Two Day Class At Next Year’s Symposium;
THIRD PLACE: $150.00;

Entry Fee:
$35.00 For Up To Three Entries (U.S. Funds Only).
No limitation on how many times you may enter.

Size Limitation: Minimum Size 1 Yard, Maximum Size 3 Yards.

. Dyes or pigments must be either washable or dry cleanable...and all colors must be stable.
. Quality of fabrics used is Rayons or Acetates. Fabrics must be 100% cotton broadcloth, 100% cotton sateen, 100% pima cotton, 100% cotton muslin, or a quality of cotton comparable to these listed. Light weight wools are acceptable as are silks. Yardage only. No scarves, etc. designed to be worn!
. The fabric can be produced by one individual or by a team.
. All entries must be for sale. Sale price must include a commission of 30% for entire yardage. No yardage will be cut.
. Jurying will be of the actual pieces and not from slides. PRIZES will be awarded.
. All accepted entries will be displayed in June during QUILT SURFACE DESIGN SYMPOSIUM, at the The University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio.
. Return postage must be included plus a large SASE for Acceptance Forms. NO TUBES PLEASE!

Download Entry Form:

Visit website for complete details regarding show and symposium:

Linda Fowler and Tracy Rieger
Owners - Quilt Surface Design International LLC

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Infinity Art Gallery ~ Fiber Art

Deadline: April 15, 2011; 8:00 pm PST (ONLINE)

Fiber Art
Infinity Art Gallery
May 15, 2011 (Grand Opening)

Open to all fiber artists. Fiber art is a style of fine art which uses textiles such as fabric, yarn, and natural and synthetic fibers. It encompasses a wide variety of styles, including art quilts, wall hangings, sculpture and other 3 dimensional art, weavings and mixed media. Fiber art works are works of art that communicate some sort of message, emotion or meaning and go beyond just the literal meaning of the materials. Pieces that follow patterns without doing anything more, are not considered works of fiber art.

Finalists will be selected for artistic excellence, which includes concept and mastery of technique. Artwork will be selected solely on its own merit without regard to the artist's name, geographic location, national home or any other factor outside of the quality of their artwork. It is our intention to choose the best art in terms of composition, concept, content and overall excellence, from a wide range of styles. We intend for the show to be well rounded and to include a wide range of artistic
expression. The number of pieces selected for exhibit is determined by jury and gallery discretion. The final number may vary according to juror selection.

All exhibits take place online at and showcase artwork by international contemporary artists. Jury selected artwork will be exhibited for three months online at Infinity Art Gallery.

All eligible entries submitted by artists may be displayed online during the call-to-artists. Artists may choose not to participate in the pre-exhibit show and will have the option for jurors only when they submit their work.

All juried exhibits are open for artists everywhere. Artists must be 18 years of age or older. All works submitted must be created within 36 months prior to the deadline. The original design and concept must have been created by the submitting artist, have been created without the use of a kit, and may not have been created under supervision or instruction.

Craftwork will not be accepted. The exploration of traditional craft materials used in an artistic realm is acceptable, but will not be accepted if the work is deemed to be a ‘craft’ piece. One way artists may determine if their work is craft is to inquire whether the piece is poetic in ‘concept’ and ‘emotional response’.

Jurors: Diane Chaudiere, Jae McDonald, and Hilde Morin

Submitting Entries:
Artists pay an entry fee of $25 USD to submit 1 or 2 works of art. Artists may enter more than once.

Visit website for full details:

Download prospectus:

2011 North Charleston Arts Festival

Deadline: April 15, 2011 by 5:00 pm (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Call For Arts and Crafts Booth Vendors
2011 North Charleston Arts Festival

North Charleston, SC
April 29- May 7, 2011

Individual artists, crafters, fine craft artisans, art guilds, and fine craft guilds are invited to participate in the Arts and Crafts Booth Exhibition during the Main Event of the 2011 North Charleston Arts Festival. Vendors may offer original fine art or photography, prints, reproductions, or decorative handmade items.

• Applicant must be age 18 and up.
• Open to artists, crafters, fine craft artisans, art and fine craft guilds (see category descriptions).
• Booth size 10' X 10' with limited number of indoor and outdoor booth spaces available.
• Vendor must provide tables, table covers, chairs, display equipment & tent (optional if outdoors).
• Vendors are responsible for collecting/remitting appropriate state sales taxes and/or fees.
• Priority is given to those demonstrating art/ craft.
• Sponsor reserves the right to limit or select vendors to ensure a variety of items and prices.
• Items that are mass produced, made from kits, or imported for resale are not permitted.

Art: Original fine art or photography, framed or unframed prints, reproduced items from original work.
Crafts: Decorative handmade items for home, office, garden or personal use.
Fine Crafts: High quality items created by traditional techniques and fine craftsmanship.
Guild Members' Discount: Art Guild and Fine Craft Guild members are eligible to receive a group discount with four+ members participating.
Guild Display: Art Guilds and Fine Craft Guilds are eligible to receive a free booth/table/2 chairs to exhibit/demonstrate members’ works; distribute membership/service information. (No sales allowed, however, membership dues may be collected.)
Agent/Merchant: For-profit vendors selling original or handmade items, not their own work.

Download prospectus:

Visit website for complete details:

Cultural Arts Dept. Offices
North Charleston City Hall
2500 City Hall Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone (843) 740-5854

42nd Annual NQA Quilt Show

Deadline: April 29, 2011 (RECEIVE)

42nd Annual NQA Quilt Show
The National Quilting Association
Columbus, Ohio
June 15-18, 2011

The National Quilting Association, Inc. has sponsored a quilt show and competition for 41 consecutive years. Entries are evaluated by a panel of three NQA Certified Judges. A printed evaluation form is returned for all entries. Ribbon awards are given at the discretion of the judges. A participation ribbon and commemorative quilt label are presented to all entrants.

ENTRY RULES (truncated)
1. Entry forms must be received by April 29, 2011, and will be accepted until 400 entries are received. Allow time for mailing. After this, all paperwork, photos, and fees will be returned.
2. All entries must be clean, free of smoke or odor, and constructed of fabric. All entries must contain quilting except category #10-“Other,” which may or may not contain quilting. All quilt entries must have hanging sleeves.
3. Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2006, and cannot have been exhibited at a previous NQA show.
4. NQA reserves the right to refuse, and assumes no liability for, entries that require special handling. Quilts must be able to be folded. Please, NO fragile embellishments, special hanging apparatus, frames, etc.
5. Limit of one item per category per entrant.
6. All quilts must be entirely the work of one person unless entered in categories 11, 12, 13, or 16.
7. Quilt may not measure more than 108" on the hanging side.

1. Large Quilt, Pieced
2. Large Quilt, Appliquéd
3. Large Quilt, Mixed Techniques
4. Small Quilt, Pieced
5. Small Quilt, Appliquéd
6. Small Quilt, Mixed Techniques
7. Pictorial Quilt
8. Art/Innovative Quilt
9. Scrap Quilt
10. Other (see definitions)
11. Duet Quilt, Large
12. Duet Quilt, Small
13. Group Quilt
14. Lynn Harris—miniature quilt
15. Clothing (# of ensemble pieces )
16. Chapter Row (Chapter ID )

¤ $20 NQA member
¤ $25 Non-member

For complete rules and information, download:

Quilt Entry Instructions


Visit website for details:

The National Quilting Association, Inc.
PO Box 12190
Columbus, OH 43212-0190
Phone (614) 488-8520
Fax (614) 488-8521

29th Annual National Heritage Quilt Show

Deadline: July 18, 2011 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (RECEIVE)

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: The American Civil War
29th Annual National Heritage Quilt Show
McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
Athens, Tennessee
September 10-19, 2011

Athens, Tennessee's Living Heritage Museum is excited to announce the theme for its 29th annual quilt competition. In keeping with the museum's historical perspective, “YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW: THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR” has been chosen as the 2011 theme for both the traditional and art quilt categories. All interpretations of the theme are welcomed. Cash prizes will be awarded.

The traditional category will be judged according to the use of time honored techniques and designs. The art quilt category is open to those who like to expand upon traditional quilting and the use of multiple techniques and mediums is encouraged. We encourage only quilts using fabrics and/or patterns faithful to the time period (pre-1870).

Eligibility: This exhibition is a national opportunity open to all quilt makers within the United States. All quilts must be original works executed by the artist. This is a juried exhibition focusing on traditional and art quilts. Quilts must have three (3) layers (top, batting, and backing). No commercial patterns or copies of previous works should be used. Quilts may be constructed by individuals, teams or groups. All persons involved in making the entry must be listed on the entry form.

Size: Size restrictions are the same for both categories. Quilts can be no smaller than 15 inches by 15 inches and no larger than 60 inches by 60 inches.

Fees: Include a $20.00 application fee (up to two quilts)

Judging: All decisions of the jurors and judges are final. The quilt show will be professionally judged before the start of the show.

Download Rules and Application:

Visit website:

For more information please call Lisa Chastain (423) 745-0329
Email address:

McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
522 West Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303