Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sidebar Matters FIXED

Hello Readers,

Finally, a solution to fixing the wayward sidebar. The information we needed was found at J.S. Blog Stop (Blogger customizing tips, tricks and tools). Here's the link to the actual post:

Aaah, that bit of work is done. New posts shall appear soon.


Elise N. and FACFE Tech Team

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sidebar Matters

Hello Readers:

If you visited the blog today, then you would have noticed the ODD LAYOUT. Honestly, at this moment, I have NO IDEA why the sidebar shifted below the posts. Perhaps this is simply FACFE's way of hammering home the fact that we are excessively overdue for a spruce up.

Bear with us...we'll get it sorted.


Elise N.

Bibliophoria II

Deadline: May 31, 2011 (Hand Delivery) or (RECEIVE)

Bibliophoria II
Art of the Book - National Juried Exhibition
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Sebastopol, CA
June 16 - July 23, 2011

We are looking for artwork created in the form of handmade artist’s books—using traditional bookmaking methods, or contemporary, unconventional structures, or made by altering existing books. Open to any method, in any media, on any subject. Gallery visitors will be permitted to handle the books with care.

Juror: Sas Colby has more than forty years of experience making, exhibiting and teaching art. Her artwork has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.

Coordinators: Lin Max, Brooke Holve

Non-refundable Entry Fees: Please Note New fees
• SCA members; $15 per entry, or 3 entries for $35 (membership is $40 annually).
• Non-members; $20 per entry, 3 entries for $50.

Awards: $200 Best of Show. $50 Coordinators Award. Merit Awards.

Eligibility: (truncated)
• Open to all artists living in the U.S.A.
• All work must be original and not previously shown at SCA.
• Maximum of 3 entries per artist.
• Work can be wall-hung, free-standing, or pedestal mounted.
• Maximum size: All work must fit through a 6’ x 6.5’ doorway (105’’ on diagonal).
Wall-hung work may not exceed 10’ height x 10’ width x 12’’ depth (including frame), and not weigh over 50 lbs.
Wall-hung work over 60” in any direction, or over 35 lbs. in weight must be submitted by jpeg image on CD for jurying.
Free-standing work may not exceed 114’’ in height. However, free-standing work over 36’’ in any direction, or over 50 lbs., must be submitted by jpeg for jurying.

Selection: Work for this exhibit will be selected from the actual artwork, or digital images.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
6780 Depot Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472

For additional information contact SCA 707/829-4797; or e-mail, or go to

Download Entry Form:

Woman Made Gallery: Underground - Art OR Publication Submission

Deadline: May 31, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (Hand Delivery) or (ONLINE)

Call for Artwork
Underground - Publication Submission
Underground - Art Submission
Woman Made Gallery

Chicago, IL
July 8 - August 18, 2011

Open to women, transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people from the international community who make self-published zines, comics, and chapbooks, as well as print, graphic, and comic art in all media. This exhibition will include both a pop-up library of zines, comics, and other self-published works, and a show of installed artworks in all media. Apply to show in one or both exhibition components, but please create separate entries for each.

Entry Fee: $30 for images of up to 3 works.

Accepted works will be exhibited at Woman Made Gallery and also online at

Curator: Ruby Thorkelson
Ruby Thorkelson is WMG's Gallery Coordinator. She is also a visual artist working in drawing, comics, book-making, and collaborative projects, as well as a 2010 recipient of a Community Arts Assistance Program Grant from the City of Chicago.

Underground - Publication Submission (pdf)
Underground - Art Submission (pdf)

Umbrella Studio

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)/(ONGOING)
October 19, 2011
Aril 19, 2012

Exhibition Proposals
Umbrella Studio

Townsville, Queensland

Umbrella Studio invites exhibition proposals from established and emerging contemporary visual artists and curators seeking to present new and original work in a professional gallery environment.

Umbrella Studio operates four exhibition spaces: the Main Space, Access Space, the Vault and the Stairway. Different terms and conditions apply for the use of each of these space.

Umbrella Studio strongly supports emerging artists and the social and cultural diversity of the North Queensland region, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Solo Exhibition
To make an application to exhibit at Umbrella Studio please submit the following:
• Cover letter that briefly outlines key points from proposal
Exhibition Proposal containing:
• A current CV and brief artist biography (no more than two A4 pages in total) containing artist’s name and contact details
• Title of exhibition and exhibition rationale (300 words or less)
• Artist statement (100 words or less)
• Visual support material: 5 images each clearly identified as previous work indicative of work proposed for exhibition and 5 images each clearly identified as work proposed for exhibition.
• Umbrella Studio floor plan indicating the preferred space and the proposed location of each artwork.
• Preferred dates: 1st, 2nd, 3rd choices

Group Exhibition

Group proposals should include the information as for Solo proposals, except for specific cv and visual support requirements as outlined below:

• a cv and brief biography of each artist presented on one page
• 2 images from each artist each clearly identified as previous work, indicative of, but not those proposed for exhibition
• 2 images from each artist each clearly identified as proposed works for exhibition (may be in-progress images and sketches)
• All images to be clearly labelled with artist’s name, artwork’s title, year completed, mediums, scale. Umbrella Studio encourages visual support material to be presented in a clearly labelled powerpoint on cd.


Umbrella Studio accepts proposals twice yearly. Applicants are welcome to make an appointment to discuss their proposal with staff prior to its submission. The first round closes on 19 April and the second round on 19 October each year.

Emailed or faxed proposals will not be accepted.

All applications are reviewed by a Program Sub-committee. Successful applicants will receive a letter detailing their exhibition arrangements. Unsuccessful applicants will receive an assessment feedback sheet outlining the strengths and weaknesses of their application.

Visit website for full details:

Download Application Guidelines:

Umbrella Studio
482 Flinders Street
Townsville QLD 4810
Ph: 07 4772 7817
Fax: 07 4772 7109

American Tapestry Biennial 9

Deadline: October 31, 2011 (RECEIVE)

American Tapestry Biennial 9

American Tapestry Alliance

The American Tapestry Alliance is a not-for-profit, member-supported organization seeking to exhibit the best of contemporary tapestry. Since 1986 ATA has sponsored a biennial, juried exhibition. ATA invites submissions from all tapestry artists for ATB 9. The intention of this show is to include not only artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry structure, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes.

Entry to ATB 9 is open to all artists who design and weave their own tapestries (defined as "handwoven, weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts") either individually or collaboratively (all assistants shall be named). Entries must be one-of-a-kind and have been completed after January 2008. Entries may not have been shown previously in any ATA exhibition, including the Unjuried Small Format show. Artists may submit up to three pieces, but a maximum of one piece per artist will be accepted.

Submissions (truncated)
• The juror will select tapestries from digital images; image quality may influence the juror’s decision. Only completed tapestries will be juried.
• For each entry, send two digital images, one of the entire piece, and one detail. Submit your images on a universal CD.


• Artists are responsible for all shipping and insurance costs to the first venue and for the return shipping and insurance costs from the final venue.
• Entries not accompanied with the completed form, CD and fees cannot be juried.
• Work that differs significantly from the CD submission will be excluded from the exhibition.
• Complete exhibition instructions will be sent to the accepted artists. Accepted works not completely prepared for installation may be returned.
• Tapestries must be available for the duration of the exhibition until July 2013.

The juror will select two tapestries to be awarded the First and Second Place Teitelbaum Awards. These awards are made possible by the Teitelbaum Legacy Gift to ATA. The First Place award winner will receive $300 and the Second Place award winner will receive $200.

Lee Talbot, Associate Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections, The Textile Museum

Entry Fees: $35 ATA Members; $45 Non-Members; $70 Membership and Entry fee
Payable by check, credit card, International Money Order or PayPal

Visit website for more information:

Download entry form:ATB9_Entry_Form.pdf

Questions: Contact Jennifer Sargent,, or 901.725.0110

The Art of Textiles

Deadline: June 15, 2011 (EMAIL)

Publishing Opportunity
Call for Submissions
The Art of Textiles

Mary Schoeser, specialist author in textiles, is working on an exciting project commissioned by Thames & Hudson, London. Entitled The Art of Textiles, this is to be a major work comprising over 1,000 images and celebrating the breadth and depth of the field today.

Mary is keen to source stunning images of the work of creative individuals. Of equal interest are pieces that have been collected as outstanding inspirational examples, including ethnographic and historical materials, since one aspect of the text deals with the impact of the ‘eye of the beholder’. In particular, detailed images are sought in order to illustrate the complexity and extraordinary variety of manipulations, surface treatments, materials, and structures that textiles present. In addition, Mary is seeking personal statements elucidating why or how each piece is of personal significance.

Submissions for consideration may be in digital or slide/transparency format. Digital images must be supplied as TIFF files, RGB calibrated, on discs. Please supply a reference print for colour balance as well as the following details: name, image title, date, media and technique, photo credit, and permission to publish. If the item is ethnographic or historical please indicate its origins. Selected images will not attract a reproduction fee, but will be acknowledged. There will be a resource list in the end-matter; please indicate whether or not you would like a contact email address to be included under the contributors list.

This offer is available to members of the Textile Society Collectors Group only. If you are interested please submit to Submission should be posted to by June 15th.


The Textile Society (UK): Professional Development Award

Deadline: 1st August 2011 (RECEIVE)

The Professional Development Award
The Textile Society

This award is intended for those professionally practising in their chosen textile field, whether craft, design, curatorial, scientific or any other related textile field.

There is no set criteria for what the award has to be for. Suggestions for this award can range from travel costs for a paper to be presented, or travel costs for further research to be undertaken of an item within a collection. Funding for a stand at a craft show, machinery or goods for a practising designer, or funding for a scientific or development idea of a textile product that is struggling to be realised etc.

Its intention is to aid further development for professional practising textile people. The Award is for a monetary bursary of £1000 and is NOT intended for BA and MA students. It is aimed at PhD students and professionals working within a recognised textile field. Applications are assessed annually, and the award is given on the strength of the applicant meeting the professional criteria within their set textile field; there is only one award for all fields.

A working liason with the The Textile Society is encouraged and as such the Textile Society should be appropriately acknowledged and provided with a brief report which may be published in TEXT (The Textile Society Journal) and/or, if approriate, a study day held at a winning institution.

Applications should be written on no more than 4 sides of A4 and contain no more than 6 visuals. The information together with application form should be sent by email in PDF format or posted to the addresses below.

In order to qualify the applicant must be an individual member of The Textile Society or working within an institution that is a member.

Download: Professional Development Award Application Form (PDF document)

Visit website for more details regarding membership:

The Textile Society
PO Box 1012
St Albans AL1 9NE

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Textile Study Group of New York

Deadline: June 30, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Membership Opportunity
Textile Study Group of New York
New York, New York

Become a first-time member of the Textile Study Group of New York NOW
and you'll be just in time to enter one or both of the two juried
fiber art exhibitions we're sponsoring.

Both exhibitions will be presented at prestigious locations in New York City:

Crossing Lines: the Many Faces of Fiber will open during November 2011 in the Courtyard Gallery of the World Financial Center in downtown

9x9x3: New Visions will open during February 2012 in the lobby gallery of 1155 Avenue of the Americas, a 42-story Durst office building in
mid-town Manhattan.

The entry deadline for Crossing Lines: the Many Faces of Fiber is June 17.
The entry deadline for 9x9x3: NEW VISIONS is July 22.

To take advantage of this offer, go to:

Click on EXHIBITIONS to read about both exhibitions and download the entry
forms. Click on HOW TO JOIN to download a 2010-2011 membership form.
BONUS WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER ONLY: We'll extend your period of
membership to include our 2011-2012 program year.

As a TSGNY member, you can attend our extraordinary series of monthly
lectures without paying a fee, you'll receive our informative and
inspiring bi-monthly e-newsletter, you'll have access to timely
announcements on our listserv, and you'll be able to participate in
our popular PowerPoint "Show of Members' Work," which ends our program
year in June.

Offer expires June 30, 2011.

Current members may renew their memberships before June 30 using current 2010-2011 membership form.

The Arts Center: “Quilt County” Math Exhibit

Deadline: April 19, 2011 (RECEIVE)

“Quilt County” Math Exhibit
The Arts Center
Corvallis, OR
September 3 – 25, 2011

The Arts Center is seeking artwork for the Quilt County 2011 exhibition from September 3 – 25, 2011. As we have done in the past we seek art that is not necessarily a quilt, but artwork that deals with the same premise as quilting does: many small parts making one larger whole.

This year we are taking it a step further: we are looking for artwork that was created with mathematics recognizable as a guiding principle, since so many quilts have mathematical elements in their design. We hope to introduce math in a playful and artful manner. We plan to have the connection between art and science visible, so that art is experienced as a research method, just as math is a research method.

We are open to all media, and computer art generated directly from code will be included. We will be looking for tessellation, geometrics, sequences, and so forth. We are looking for both two and three dimensional art.

Artists as well mathematicians are encouraged to submit for the exhibit, but due to our particular expertise and The Arts Center’s mission, the selection will be based more on aesthetics, than on mathematical content.

Method of Entry - Quilt County Math exhibit (Word document)
Method of Entry - Quilt County Math exhibit (PDF document)

Visit website for complete details:

The Arts Center
700 SW Madison
Corvallis OR 97333

The Arts Center: Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: May 1, 2011 (RECEIVE)

The Arts Center
Main Gallery
Corvallis, OR
July 2011 Exhibit

We will start an entirely new approach to some of our exhibits with an artist-in-residency format. The Main Gallery of The Arts Center will be turned into a studio for 2 or 3 artists working and displaying their work. The artists will have an opportunity to create a body of work that responds to a different environment and interaction with the public.

We are inviting local and regional artists to submit an application for an artist residency, coinciding with an exhibition of their work in the Main Gallery of The Arts Center. Two to three residents will be selected. Artists in all media can apply, with the exception of glass blowing, metal forging and similar processes which the space cannot handle.

We are looking for a combination of two or three artists that will complement each other’s media and approach. Two or three artists can apply together for individual work or to propose an integrated body of work.

The artists must understand that the environment is in a public venue, and an openness or willingness towards interaction and conversations with the public is required.

The four week on-site residency will take place at The Arts Center in July 2011.

The call is ongoing, but no applications will be accepted after May 1, 2011. We will try to fill the residency as soon as possible, even before the May 1 date.

Visit website for complete details:

Download: Method of Entry -“Artist-in-Residence” exhibit July 2011 (Word document)

The Arts Center
700 SW Madison
Corvallis OR 97333


Deadline: May 20, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Creative Residency

Denver, CO
Residency Period: September 12, 2011 – August 3, 2012

PlatteForum offers unique opportunities for artists to use the facility and adjacent outdoor spaces in dynamic ways, inspired by the urban environment and architecture.

Throughout each residency, the artist uses PlatteForum as their studio for a minimum of 20 hours per week; creates a new body of work or continues on an existing project; dedicates 4- 6 hours each week working with small groups of underserved youth, K-12, in intensive workshops; and allocates additional time each week planning their interaction with the youth. PlatteForum staff supports the artist in the organization and facilitation of the youth workshops. The youth workshops build upon the ideas and forms of the Creative Resident. Each residency culminates in a public reception where the work and ideas of the Creative Resident and the youth are presented in a performance, exhibition or artist talk, depending on the work of the Creative Resident and the youth. A $250/week stipend, living and studio accommodations are provided by PlatteForum as part of the residency. Each Creative Resident’s individual work, and their time with the youth in the workshops make a valuable contribution to the city’s cultural discourse, impacts the lives of the youth, and fosters personal growth of the artist.

PlatteForum creates opportunities for artists to expand their work and collaborate with other artists, genres and venues. Our residency season is Sept. 2011–Aug. 2012. Three Creative Residency options are available, each with unique opportunities for the artist. Select which type of residency you prefer. You may select any or all of the different type of residencies.

1. Creative Residency: building on a body of work
The Creative Resident spends the majority of the residency developing a body of work they propose. The Creative Resident devotes a minimum of 20 hours per week at the PlatteForum studio working on their proposed body of work; and 4-6 hours, in addition to planning time, per week with one group of youth. The youth workshops are supported by PlatteForum staff. The resulting works from the artist and youth are presented to the public.

2. Residency Mash-Up: spontaneous combustion
Two artists are selected to be in residence at the same time. PlatteForum will provide a “prompt” or “starting point” to trigger the work. The artists may create work together; in opposition to; and any configuration in-between. The Creative Residents devote a minimum of 20 hours per week at the PlatteForum studio working on their body(ies) of work; and each artist devotes 4-6 hours, in addition to planning time, per week in workshops with youth. The youth workshops are supported by PlatteForum staff. The resulting works from the artists and youth are presented to the public. Do not submit applications as a collaborative team, as PlatteForum will curate the artists for the Residency Mash-Up.

3. Confluence Project: youth and community engagement with PlatteForum + Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver)
The PlatteForum + MCA Denver ( Creative Residency is a shared artist-in-residency program. PlatteForum is the working studio with completed work installed at MCA Denver Fox Family Idea Box. The applying artist should be interested in creating art that is collaborative in making and in the way the audience views and interacts with the installed art. This becomes a dynamic environment for social interaction and hands on activities, evolving as visitors participate. The Creative Resident devotes a minimum of 20 hours per week at the PlatteForum studio working on their body of work; and devotes 4-6 hours, in addition to planning time, per week in workshops with 24+ teens from PlatteForum’s and MCA Denver’s youth programs.

Download Creative Residency Application:

Visit website for more information:

1610 Little Raven St, Suite 135
Denver, Colorado 80202

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
17 June 2011
18 November 2011

Call for Submissions/Exhibition Proposals
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery

St. John’s, NL

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery accepts submissions twice annually.

The gallery looks at artistic vision and merit, relevance to our audiences, diversity, and budget when considering any proposal. Individual artists and curators working in any media or discipline are welcome to apply. The gallery ultimately makes selections based on its mandate to present a blend of regional, national and international programming, and exhibition selections and programming development will always be made in the context of the gallery's broader curatorial vision.

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery requires that all exhibition proposals contain the following: (truncated)

•Cover Letter
•Artist / Project Statement
•Current Curriculum Vitae
•A Maximum of 20 Images on CD ROM or DVD
•Corresponding Image list
•Relevant Support Material

Bruce Johnson, Curator of Contemporary Art
Caroline Stone, Curator, Historical Art and Collections

Visit website for complete details:

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery
9 Bonaventure Avenue
P.O. Box 1800, Station C
St. John’s, NL A1C 5P9

Spaceworks Tacoma

Deadline: (ONGOING)

Creative Enterprise/ Artist Residency
Spaceworks Tacoma

Tacoma, WA

Spaceworks Tacoma is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma, Shunpike, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce designed to activate empty storefronts and vacant space in downtown Tacoma. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space available to artists, fledgling creative entrepreneurs, organizations, and community groups who transform vacant spaces through artist residencies, creative enterprises, and art installations (Artscapes).

An element of Spaceworks Tacoma, Creative Enterprise provides designers, crafters, consultants and other fledgling entrepreneurs with the chance to test new products and services in a physical space. We are currently looking for artists who can move into spaces on a rolling basis for three or six month durations.

Creative Enterprise is seeking artists or artist teams who:
 have an idea for a creative business (for-profit or non-profit) that benefits Tacoma’s artistic community (this could mean selling original artworks, offering classes, etc.) but do not have the resources to rent a space and develop a full-fledged business
 will primarily be selling services and/ or merchandise
 are able to hold set business hours
 can create an enticing visual display for passersby
 OR, if you have an idea that does not fit the scope of any of the current tracks, but you feel could benefit Tacoma’s artistic community – use this application

Selected artists and/or artist teams will be:
 required to pay utilities
 required to hold set business hours
 required to take out general liability insurance
 strongly encouraged to have a free consultation before moving into a space

An element of Spaceworks Tacoma, an Artist Residency offers dedicated practicing artists the chance to pursue projects in any artistic discipline. We are currently looking for artists who can move into spaces on a rolling basis for three or six month durations.

Artist Residency is seeking artists or artist teams who:
 will primarily use a space to develop artwork
 are dedicated to producing art on a regular basis
 feel that a dedicated space would allow them to bring their work to another level, by being able to work on a different scale, work in different materials, spend more time on work, etc.
 can create an enticing visual display for passersby

Selected artists and/or artist teams will be:
 required to pay utilities
 strongly encouraged to have a free consultation before moving into a space

 Applicant can apply as a single artist or as an artist team
 Applicant must live in Washington State
 Applicant must be 18 years old or older
 Applicant cannot be a member of the Tacoma Arts Commission or an employee of the City of Tacoma, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, or Shunpike

 Quality of work as exhibited in the work sample
 Ingenuity of concept/proposal
 Appropriateness for the public realm
 Feasibility and ability to execute proposal

Spaceworks Tacoma has identified several interior spaces in downtown Tacoma as locations for these site-specific installations. Spaces will vary in size and amenities; selected artists will be paired with an appropriate space for their proposal. Spaceworks reserves the right to pair selected artists with spaces at its discretion. Keep in mind that the available spaces can be rather raw and windows can be expected to have active “For Lease” signs, which cannot be moved. Participants will be required to provide all furniture and, in some cases, fixtures.

Creative Enterprise/Artist Residency (doc)
Creative Enterprise/Artist Residency (pdf)

Please contact Rebecca Solverson, or (253) 591-5560 OR visit

Spaceworks Tacoma
747 Market Street, Room 900
Tacoma, WA 98402

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

ArtQuilt Elements 2012

Deadline: September 25, 2011 (ONLINE)

Art Quilt Elements 2012
Wayne Art Center
Wayne, PA
March 30, 2012 to May 13, 2012

ArtQuilt Elements 2012 exhibition dates are March 30, 2012 to May 13, 2012 and will be held at the Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne PA 19087.

-Work submitted must be innovative and original in design. Work derivative of other quilt artists or work created in a workshop with the aid of an instructor is not acceptable.
-Work must be a personal expression of the artist’s intent.
-Quilts submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2009.
-If this quilt is framed, that information and the finished size including the frame must be listed on the application.
-There is no size restriction for 2012.
-Art quilts must be available for sale.

We reserve the right to omit from the exhibition accepted quilts that differ dramatically from what is represented by the digital image submitted.

Our effort to cultivate organizations that acknowledge artists in various disciplines is ongoing. We are pleased to announce that awards will be given from individuals and various organizations to artists participating in the 2012 AQE Exhibition.

Entry and Exhibition Fees
The entry fee is $40 for up to three quilts.To pay using a credit card or Your work must be for sale to be included in this exhibition, and a price must be listed on your entry application. The WAC will retain 40% commission of work sold during the exhibition dates, or on any sale that results from mediation by the WAC staff (Buyer must also pay 6% sales tax).

The Jurors
Elizabeth Barton, Ph.D., quilt artist and educator.
David Revere McFadden, Chief Curator and Vice President for Programs
and Collections at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City.
Dr. Sandra Sider, SAQA President, quilt artist, educator.

Questions? E-mail to:

Visit website for complete details:


Deadline: October 31, 2011 (ONLINE)

Outside/ Inside the Box
FiberPhiladelphia 2012
Philadelphia, PA
March 2 - April 14, 2012

Outside/Inside the Box will showcase innovative fiber/textile art that transcends disciplines; combines tradition with cutting edge technology and/or historic concepts with contemporary perspective. Size, scope, materials and subject matter are open. Submissions may include surface design, woven, 2D and 3D structures, quilts, stitching, body art, etc.

Outside/ Inside the Box will take place in the main gallery at the Crane Arts Building. The ICE Box Project Space is a free-span 50’x100’ room, with 25’ceilings. The Crane Arts Building will be a hub of activity during FiberPhiladephia. This is an opportunity for all artists to submit work for exhibition during FiberPhiladelphia 2012.


Artists working in any medium with a fiber/textile reference.
-Work submitted must be innovative and original in design.
-Work must have been completed after January 1, 2008.
-Work derivative of other textile artists or work created in an undergraduate program or workshop, with the aid of an instructor, is not acceptable
-There is no size restriction

Application $40. For 3 works


Elisabeth Agro, Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Bruce D. Hoffman, Curatorial consultant for Outside/Inside the Box and FiberPhiladelphia 2012. An independent curator, Hoffman lectures on the decorative arts with a focus on contemporary textile and fiber art. The former Director of the Snyderman-Works Gallery, Bruce Hoffman was instrumental in creating the International Fiber Biennial.

Judith Weisman, Principal of Judith S. Weisman Interiors, curates exhibitions and craft collections in the field of contemporary decorative arts. Weisman served on the Board of Trustees of the American Craft Council and is Acquisitions Chair of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery Support Group.


Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL

Deadline: May 8, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL
New York, New York
October 1 to 10, 2011

Art in Odd Places (AIOP) invites artists working across disciplines to
propose projects for its seventh installment. Taking place from
October 1 to 10, 2011, along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson
River in New York City, we encourage proposals that explore this
location's rich history, configuration, and heterogeneous communities.
The theme for the upcoming edition of AiOP is RITUAL including
Ceremony, Habituation, Myth, Obsession, Superstition, Liturgy, and it
will be informed by propositions on the sacred and profane in everyday
actions of people in public space.

This edition of AiOP seeks proposals that subtly disrupt the procedures of the everyday or emphasize the ritualistic character of small gestures or
acts in both religious and secular life, to establish temporary
moments of ecstatic contemplation in the public realm.

AiOP 2011: RITUAL offers artists the opportunity to make art outside
formal spaces by reconfiguring their artistic practice as public
actions or urban interventions without the confinement of a gallery or
museum space. AiOP 2011: RITUAL wants to engage passers-by, providing
them with a new perspective of an otherwise familiar environment
through site-specific installations, social and spatial interventions,
video and audio projects, performance, new media, and other inventive
practices. In addressing the distinct manifestations of ritual, the
festival aims to broaden the public's outlook on art, city dwelling,
and social conventions.

To apply visit for full guidelines and application forms.

AiOP 2011 Guest Curators: Trinidad Fombella and Kalia Brooks
AiOP Founder and Director: Ed Woodham
AiOP Festival Producer: Lucia Warck Meister

Desotorow Gallery: Spoked

Deadline: May 10, 2011 by 5:00 p.m. (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Desotorow Gallery
Savannah, GA
May 20 - June 1, 2011

Desotorow Gallery announces a call to artists for "Spoked," an
exhibition to be held May 20 - June 1st, 2011.

Bicycles have had an immeasurable impact on culture worldwide. The passion they elicit has proven to be a universal presence with numerous subcultures. The bicycle is an object of pure simplicity, yet paradoxically our relationship with this ultimate human-powered machine is infinitely complex. The exhibition "Spoked" celebrates work that represents bicycles and bicycle culture in its many forms.

The juried exhibition "Spoked" is open to national and international artists of all levels. To be considered, an entry form, entry fee, artist statement and digital images of the artwork should be submitted to Desotorow Gallery by 5pm, May 10, 2011. 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 May 11.

Further information about submitting work for the exhibition "Spoked," including a complete list of dates, submission guidelines and forms, can be found at

Any questions about Desotorow Gallery and this exhibition can be
addressed by calling 912.355.8204 or emailing

Alex Getz
Desotorow Gallery, Inc.
2427 De Soto Ave.
Savannah, GA 31401

Studio 550: New Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: April 22, 2011 (POSTMARK)

Artist in Residence Program
Studio 550
Manchester, New Hampshire
Fall 2011

New Artist in Residence program open to ceramists and other visual artists beginning Fall 2011.

Studio 550 is part of a downtown mixed use development my family and I
are creating in a classic 1890 mill building in the city of Manchester, New Hampshire. In addition to the art center, the building will also house residential apartments upstairs and an internet cafe-bistro downstairs.  As such, resident artists have the option of living upstairs in freshly built downtown apartments, while working in private studios downstairs.

The Studio 550 Art Center will be complete with an artist residency
program, a gallery and store, a ceramics classroom (with gas and
electric kilns and a glaze mixing room (sorry, no atmospheric kilns
yet!), and a mixed use classroom for (non-dusty) visual and movement
arts (book making, basketry, bead working, fibers, aikido, dance, and
yoga/tai chi, etc.).

Until we get the website up, interested individuals may contact me via phone or email.

Studio 550 Application

Monica Leap
Phone: 603.759.0466

2010 Master of City and Regional Planning
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
2007 BFA Ceramic Arts, Syracuse University

via: Julia Wilson