Monday, May 23, 2011

Fire Station Artists’ Studios

Deadline: 16th June 2011 at 3pm (RECEIVE)

Fire Station Artists’ Studios

Dublin, Ireland
March 2012

The Fire Station has subsidised residential studios that provide self-contained, secure living and working spaces for professional visual artists.

The studios are let for a period of between one year and two years nine months. International artists may apply for shorter periods. Please note that students (including those taking full-time and part-time MA and PhD courses) are not eligible to apply for a studio residency.

Rental includes utilities, waste disposal, parking, internet access, full use of high end computers and access at subsidised cost to digital equipment including digital still cameras, digital camcorders and mini disc recorder tripods and more. There is no application form but artists should follow our guidelines as outlined.

Apply for a studio by sending:

Covering letter
Current CV and documentation of your work

A selection committee then reviews the application and makes recommendations to the board. The selection committee bases its decision solely on what you provide.

Visit website for complete application details:

Fire Station Artists’ Studios
9-11 Lower Buckingham Street
Dublin 1

Telephone: +353 (0)1 855 6735
Fax: +353 (0)1 855 5632

Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012: REGENERATION

Deadline: 25 July 2011 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
The Quilters’ Guild of NSW
Manly NSW
27 April to 4 June 2012

A collaboration between The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc. and Manly Art Gallery & Museum.

The New Quilt exhibition has been hosted by Manly Art Gallery & Museum for the past twenty years and for the twenty first year, it was agreed that a new vision for the exhibition be achieved. This is a curated, themed exhibition with specific selection criteria. This is a move away from the past and it is hoped that it will offer further opportunities for all textile artists to enter a quilt.

Entry is open to all textile artists.

YOUR QUILT (truncated)
* For the purpose of this exhibition, a quilt is defined as a layered stitched textile with at least two (2) distinct layers bound together by stitches throughout the piece.
* Entries must be the original, non-traditional design of the entrant. Works made under supervision in a class or workshop are not eligible.
* Quilts submitted must be new work. See Selection Criteria for further information.
* Entrants may submit up to two (2) quilts, sets of quilts are considered as a single unit.
* Quilts may be any shape or size, 2D or 3D.
* Quilts may be for sale. A commission of 30% will be retained.

There are six (6) requirements:
1. All quilts must be proposed new work;
2. A 100 - 150 word statement, outlining the artist’s response to the theme, ‘Regeneration’;
3. Details of the design progression and colours, including sketches and drawings;
4. Materials to be used;
5. Dimensions of the work;
6. Up to five (5) images of previous works.

Selection will be made on the basis of originality and innovative use of media. The curator’s decision will be final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.

Entrants whose work has been accepted will be notified by mail/email and informed of delivery instructions.

A non-refundable entry fee of $45.00 (for up to two (2) quilts) must accompany entry.

Download the prospectus: (pdf)

Visit website:


Cathy Jack Coupland
The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc.
Guild Representative


Sarah Johnson
Curator/Programs Coordinator
Manly Art Gallery & Museum
PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655


Deadline: 15 August 2011 (RECEIVE)


Kherson, Ukraine
October 18 - 29, 2011

Historically women and the textile media have always been closely linked. Even in the words, which are used to describe the art works done by women we feel preferential role of women. Delicate, tiny, small... Can men make tiny, delicate art works? Frequently the word - simple - is used in description of art works done by women. Simple sample, simple pattern... Simple for whom? Can be this pattern simple for men?

Such womenlike terminology devalues the works done by women and diminishes the real status of any textile work.

The role of men in Ukraine is not traditionally connected with textile media, like in most countries of the world. But there are still men in textile art world, who have made outstanding success. The amount of men in textile art is strong enough everywhere in the world. But it is undeniable that the majority of textile artists are still women.

With this exhibition I would like to give more exhibition space and to support male textile artists. This exhibition will be for those of them, who continue to pursue their work and have success in the art world.

There is still in the world wave of women textile exhibitions. But today it is more and more common to see men expressing their experience of being male in this world though their textile art works. They weave, sew, embroider, make quilts, and make innovative fabrics. They work in fashion and textile industries. Lots of them are curators, lecturers of prestigious universities. This list of men's achievements in the sphere of textile is unlimited.

William Pollack in his book "Real Boys" wrote: "Society is judging the behaviour of boys against outmoded ideas about masculinity. By placing a boy in this gender straight jacket, society is limiting his emotional range." As a project founder I don't want in any way to limit men in their emotional range and in creativity. So no limits as for textile techniques and textile materials.

I hope to see in Kherson art works of textile artists, who dedicated their life and their biggest love to Textile.

“Fibermen” International Fibre Art Exhibition restricted only for men. Juried. Entry form. Open to all professional male artists, working in fibre. Digital submissions only. Contemporary and innovative works are welcome.

Contact Ludmila Egorova to receive the Entry Form.



Ludmila Egorova
P.O.Box 79
Kherson 73028


Deadline: August 19, 2011 (POSTMARK) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

Auburn, NY
October 30, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Quilts=Art=Quilts showcases quilts as an art form. Quilts are chosen based on overall quality of design, originality and visual impact.

Definitions & Conditions of Entry (truncated)

• A quilt is a fabric sandwich comprised of at least two layers: a top, a back and usually a filling which are held together with quilting or tying threads. Integration of non-fabric items is acceptable.
• Up to two entries of original work per person are permitted.
• Preliminary acceptance will be granted based on digital images. Final acceptance will be granted after receipt and examination of quilt.
• The jurors and staff of SMAC reserve the right to refuse any accepted entry for exhibition if it does not contain the same qualities as the submitted image.
• Quilts must measure a minimum of 900 square inches total (Height x Width = Square Inches). The vertical dimension of any single piece may not exceed 108”.
• Quilts must have been completed within the last three years.
• Quilts previously exhibited at SMAC are not eligible.
• Quilts that do not meet conditions of entry will not be accepted.
• SMAC will retain a 25% commission on all sales made during the exhibition. An insurance value and a sale price, which includes commission, must be included on the entry form.

Entry fee: $30 for up to 2 quilts for non-members and $25 for new or current SMAC members

Selection Process/Awards

• An emphasis is placed on overall quality of design, originality and visual impact. Preliminary acceptance will be granted on the basis of the digital image submission.
• Results of the jury process will be mailed by September 16, 2011.
• Prizes will be awarded for excellence in design and workmanship in multiple categories, including a $1,000 prize for Best in Show.
• All accepted quilts meeting conditions of entry will be eligible for cash/prize awards.

Download prospectus:

Visit website:

Questions: Call (315) 255-1553 or e-mail

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
205 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021
phone: (315) 255-1553

Materials: Hard & Soft

Deadline: September 9, 2011 by 5:00 pm (RECEIVE)

Materials: Hard & Soft

National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition
Greater Denton Arts Council
Denton, TX
February 3 – March 30, 2012

Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years and not previously exhibited in the Center for the Visual Arts. Artists must reside in the United States or its possessions.

There is a $30 non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries.

GDAC will provide $5,000 in awards. Winners will be determined by the juror, on site, after the accepted works are received at the Center for the Visual Arts.

Monica Moses – Monica Moses became editor in chief of American Craft magazine in June 2010. She brings to that role 20 years' experience in media organizations as an editor, designer, and creative director – as well as a lifetime of passion for the visual arts.

Download the Prospectus:

Visit website:

(940) 382-2787

Greater Denton Arts Council
400 East Hickory St.
Denton, Texas 76201
Phone: 940-382-2787
Fax: 940-383-1467

Fiberwerkes 2012 Juried Exhibit

Deadline: October 15, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Fiberwerkes 2012 Juried Exhibit
Texas Federation of Fiber Artists

Hill Country Arts Foundation
Ingram, Texas
February 4 - 25, 2012

The Texas Federation of Fiber Artists is sponsoring a juried exhibit in connection with its state-wide conference. All fiber artists living in Texas are invited to apply.

Members of the Texas Federation of Fiber Artists and/or artists living in Texas may submit up to three pieces of artwork. The artwork must be primarily of fiber and/or of a fiber-related technique(s) in a two- or three-dimensional application. Artwork is to be original with no part created under the supervision of a teacher or workshop instructor. Also, the artwork must have been completed after November 2009.

Up to three submissions will be accepted for the following fees: $35 for members of the Texas Federation of Fiber Artists; $45 for non-members; and $30 for certified students.

All artwork must be ready for presentation with appropriate hanging devices and no larger than 60" wide and 14’ high.
Wearable works are eligible and must include a display device.
Artwork without the hardware for hanging will not be placed in the exhibit.
If the submitted piece differs substantially from the juried digital image, it may not be hung in the exhibit.
Entries requiring unusual or elaborate installation will not be accepted.

Kathyanne White, internationally–known mixed-media fiber artist and instructor, will select the artwork for this exhibition.

Download 2012 Fiberwerkes Prospectus:

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OH +5 2012

Deadline: October 28, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (ONLINE)

OH +5 2012
The Dairy Barn Arts Center

Athens, Ohio
January 13 to March 10, 2012

OH+5 2012 is the eighth in a series of biennial competitions held at The Dairy Barn Arts Center (DBAC) in Athens, Ohio. OH+5 2012 is a regional, all media, juried exhibition of contemporary artwork. This exhibition serves to promote artists residing in Ohio and the five states that border Ohio, including: West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. OH + 5 2012 will feature NEW work that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of media, techniques and innovative trends in contemporary art.


Work may be created in any media. Innovative, contemporary work is encouraged. Work must be the result of independent effort. Work cannot be the product of, or created for an instructional setting. Such work is considered to be student work and is ineligible. The work must be an original design, not a copy or a variation on the original design of another artist working in any medium. All entries must be NEW work – completed after January 2010.

Work with any publication or exhibition history prior to January 2010 is ineligible. The recent modification of an older or previously dated work does not make the work eligible unless the artist can document significant differences between the original and the revised versions of the piece.

Best of Show and Peoples Choice selections will receive monetary awards.
Each juror will select one work for a non-monetary award.

Download Rules and Entry Form:

Visit website for online entry information and links:

Direct all questions to:
Deanna Schwartz, Exhibitions Coordinator
740-592-4981 or

The Dairy Barn Arts Center
8000 Dairy Lane
Athens, Ohio 45701

Crafts National 2012

Deadline: January 6, 2012 (ONLINE)

Crafts National 2012

Mulvane Art Museum
Topeka, KS
May 5 - August 19, 2012

Crafts National Exhibition 2012 is a juried exhibition of work by artists through their exploration in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, beads, basketry, handmade paper & mixed media. The selection will be based upon technique/execution, quality, uniqueness of work & originality.

This juried exhibition is open to US citizens age 18 and up. All work must be original, completely finished and ready to install.

Eligible media includes:

•Handmade Paper
•Mixed Media

Where: Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS

Artist Call For Entries due by January 6, 2012. All applications taken online at

Fee: $35 (nonrefundable)

Juror: Gail M. Brown is an Independent Curator whose focus is to enhance visibility and education about contemporary craft in the larger visual arts community.

Visit website for additional information:

Crafts National
Mulvane Art Museum
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621

The Artist as Quiltmaker XV

Deadline: January 24, 2012 (ONLINE) & (RECEIVE)

The Artist as Quiltmaker XV
15th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
New Union Center for the Art
Oberlin, OH
May 13 – July 29, 2012

Artists living in the U.S. or Canada may submit up to three entries. Artwork must be an original design and not created in a classroom or workshop setting. Artwork must be ready to exhibit, completed after December 2008, and not previously exhibited at FAVA. Maximum height or width is 108”. Innovative two- and three-dimensional quilts are invited.

• $30 Online entry (payment by Visa, Mastercard, or Paypal)
• $35 Mailed entry (check payable to FAVA)

FAVA's standard practice differs from other exhibitions where jurors view only digital images or slides. The AQM XV juror will view submitted works in two blind rounds. (Artists' names are concealed.)

Round 1 Initial jury from digital images - Notification by email or telephone
Round 2 Final object jury from the actual quilts

Work significantly differing from that represented in the digital image will be returned after the final object jury date.

Juror: Jean Druesedow, Director Kent State University Museum

Awards: Cash prizes

Download prospectus:

Visit website for more additional information:


Coordinator: Ruta Marino, Artist & Curator
(phone) 440-774-7158

New Union Center for the Arts
39 South Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Tel: 440-774-7158 Fax: 440-775-1107

Scythia 9

Deadline: 1 February 2012 (RECEIVE)

"Scythia 9"
The Eigth International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art

Exhibition & Conference
Kherson, Ukraine
June 2012

1. "Scythia 9" international biennial exhibition on contemporary textile art. Artists from all over the world, who work in different techniques of textile are invited. Two art works can be submitted. Three best artists will be awarded by medals.

2. International Conference. Lecturers of fashion departments of colleges, universities, fashion designers, designers of innovative fabrics, leaders of workshops are invited. Unique education in textile techniques, innovative fabrics, digital and jacquard art weaving, printing, experimental embroidery, beads, felt, accessories, lace, hats, textile jewellery.

3. Wearable Art Show.

4. Master classes, workshops.

5. Crimea tour: Genoese fortress (Sudak), Jalta, Alushta - visit to tsar's palaces Massandra, Livadia, Vorontzov palace, Ajvasovsky picture gallery (Feodosia), Novy Svit and Koktebel. (possible if a group will be 10-15 persons)

Deadline for slides, photos and CV - 1 February 2012.

Contact to receive the Entry Form.

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5th European Quilt Triennial

Deadline: 12 February 2012 (POSTMARK)

5th European Quilt Triennial

Textilsammlung Max Berk
Kurpfälzisches Museum
Heidelberg, Germany
9 September 2012 to 6 January 2013

The Textilsammlung Max Berk · Kurpfälzisches Museum is holding the 5th European Quilt Triennial, which is expected to be shown in Heidelberg from 9 September 2012 to 6 January 2013 and subsequently at Kreismuseum Zons in Germany, Textilmuseum St. Gallen in Switzerland, and at the prestigious Festival of Quilts in Birmingham/UK in August 2013. Plans for further exhibitions in Germany and other countries are currently under discussion.

* Participants must be resident in Europe.

* The work must display the basic structural characteristics of a quilt. It must be made of flexible material. The use of additional materials is permitted. The whole work or a work made of several individual pieces must comprise at least two layers of material joined together with quilting stitch.
* The work may contain traditional elements but as a whole must show an original design idea. Stagnation of craft and design, aiming only at technical perfection, will not be accepted for participation. Copies of works or works designed by other people are not permitted, nor are any quilts created in workshops.
* The work must not be older than 12 months at the time of entry and must not be submitted concurrently to any other competition.
* The work must not have been shown or be shown in public before the exhibition in the autumn of 2012.
* The work must have a minimum size of 1 m² and a maximum size of 4 m².
* Each quilt must have a tunnel at least 8 cm wide on the reverse, or the quilt must have its own means of hanging, including a rod/rail. However, three-dimensional objects that can be displayed as free-standing or hanging artefacts are explicitly permitted.
* Garments are not accepted.
* Each participant may submit entries for a maximum of 2 works
* The entry may be made in German, English or French.

Registration Fee: €25.00 (for up to two pieces). Fee is non-refundable.

The jury comprises the following experts:
* Pauline Burbidge, quilt maker, textile artist, designer/maker, Berwickshire, UK
* Annika Ekdahl, textile artist and teacher at various Swedish universities, Sweden
* Jacqueline Govin, founder and president of “Fibre Art Synergy”, organiser and curator of many textile exhibitions, France
* Inge Hueber, quilt artist and member of the international group Quilt Art, Germany
* Dr. Susan B. Marks, independent scholar, quilt author, UK
* Mirjam Pet-Jacobs, textile artist and lecturer, winner of the Doris Winter Memorial Prize 2009, Netherlands
* Dr. Kristine Scherer, curator Textilsammlung Max Berk, Germany

The jury will base its judging on the materials submitted with the entry. The jury will not comment on its decisions. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to exclude works which, based on the originals submitted, do not exactly match the photographs submitted, do not conform with the regulations, or do not achieve the technical standard. The jury’s decision is final.

Three prizes will be awarded:
* 1st prize: Doris Winter Memorial Prize for innovation in material, technique and design to the amount of €5,000 donated by the Betty Barclay Group
* 2nd prize of €1,000 for talented young quilters under the age of 40
* 3rd prize of €1,000 for innovation in a large format (minimum 3 m², maximum 4 m²)

The winners will be selected by the jury. The jury reserves the right to withhold any of the prizes if none of the entries meets the respective requirements.

Download entry form (English):

Visit website for German and French entry forms.

Textilsammlung Max Berk
Kurpfälzisches Museum
Postfach 105520 D – 69045
Heidelberg Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)6221 800 317
Fax: +49 (0)6221 584 699 050

Wine Country Quilts Biennial Exhibition

Deadline: 10th March 2012 (RECEIVE)

Biennial Exhibition
Wine Country Quilts

Pukeora Estate, Waipukurau
23rd – 25th March 2012

Wine Country Quilts biennial exhibition showcases the work of quilt makers up and down the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

General: (truncated)

» Entry is open to East Coast Quilters from Gisborne to South Wairarapa.
» Entries must have been finished since April 2010
» Entries must be predominantly fabric and made up of three layers: top, batting and backing
» All parties who work on the quilt must be named.
» Inspiration or design source must be acknowledged on the entry form

Entries: (truncated)

» One entry form per quilt
» Insurance is the responsibility of the exhibitor at all times
» All entries will be accepted and we will endeavour to hang all quilts. However some may be draped over props i.e. quilting frame, bed, etc.
» The entrant will choose which category the work is to be judged in, however, if unsure tick box on entry form and committee will discuss with you.
» A 10% commission will be added to the sale price of all quilts for sale.
» The Judges decisions shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
» The committee reserves the right to not award a prize in any category if it sees fit.


Traditional: a pattern or design with an established history in the quilting tradition.
Contemporary: a design with fundamental deviation from traditional patterns and sets.
Group Quilt: a quilt pieced/appliquéd by two or more people
Pictorial: quilt showing recognizable scene or picture
Child’s Quilt: quilt made for a child
Challenge: see page below

2012 Exhibition Challenge: “Harvest Happenings”

» 100 x100 cm (maximum) quilt
» Must have 3 layers
» Can be mixed media
» Must contain an interpretation of the word "harvest"
» Entry fee waived
» Back labelling & hanging ability as per conditions of entry

Entry Fee: $10 for each quilt (waived if entry is for “Harvest Happenings” Challenge)


Conditions of Entry
Entry Form

Visit website for more details:

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: Large Group Proposal

Deadline: ONGOING

Exhibit Proposal
Large Group Proposal
The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

Frederick, MD
2012-2013 Season

The Delaplaine seeks proposals on an ongoing basis for shows in our six galleries as well as school and community groups for the Community Art Wall.

Large Group Proposal Criteria
This criteria applies to guilds, societies etc.

Application Fee: $30 processing fee. This fee is waived for members of the Center (if the proposal is for a group show, the group contact person must be a member in order to waive the processing fee).

To submit a proposal you must supply the following:
• No more than 20 digital images on a CD. The images should be of current work and should substantially represent the type of work that will be exhibited. A Power Point presentation is preferred. Each ppt. image should list the name of the artist, the title of the work, the media, dimensions and the year it was created. No paper should accompany the proposal.
• Preference is given to work created within the last 3 years. Preference is given to regional arts organizations.
• A brief proposal, describing focus of the exhibit, no more than one PPT. page. Please include the following:
a. approximate # of pieces
b. approximate space required
c. special installation needs
• The group may choose to have the work juried into the exhibit. Ideally, the exhibit will contain between 40 and 80 works.

The Center’s Exhibition Selection Panel, comprised of working artists and arts administrators, collectors and gallery owners, reviews proposals and makes selections. The entries should substantially represent the scope of the work that will be exhibited; however, we recognize new work may be created for the exhibit.

We are scheduling for the 2012-2013 seasons for the main gallery. We strongly recommend you visit the Center before making a proposal. The Kline and F & M Galleries comprised the largest of exhibit spaces in the Center with 1500 square feet of hanging space on drywall and brick walls. The brick walls use a hanging system.

CD’s will not re returned. Notification of the panel’s decision will be made by email or phone notification.

Questions? Contact Diane Sibbison 301.698.0656 ext. 115, or by e-mail

Download Large Group Proposal Guidelines:

More details on the website:

Questions? Contact Diane Sibbison 301-698-0656 ext. 115, or by e-mail

Visual Arts Education Center
40 South Carroll St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: Solo or Small Group Shows

Deadline: (ONGOING)

Exhibit Proposal
Solo or Small Group Shows
The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

Frederick, MD

The Delaplaine seeks proposals on an ongoing basis for shows in our six galleries as well as school and community groups for the Community Art Wall.

Selection Process
Exhibit selections are made by the Center’s Exhibit Selection Panel, comprised of working artists and arts administrators. Final decisions may require a studio visit when necessary. Exhibitions are scheduled 2 years in advance.

Application Fee: $30 processing fee. This fee is waived for members of the Center (if the proposal is for a group show, the group contact person must be a member in order to waive the processing fee).

Proposal must include: (truncated)

• A Power Point (ppt.) presentation. 6-10 digital images per artist, noting the title, media, dimensions and year produced on the image slide. A current, brief resume and bio on a ppt. slide.
A proposal (on ppt. slide) describing the focus or intent of the exhibit - no more than one page.

If you cannot provide a Power Point presentation...
• Individual TIFF or Jpeg images are acceptable. They may be on a disk or sent by email.
• Email a Word document with the same information as is required for the Power Point presentation: title, media and dimensions, bio and resume, focus of exhibit, etc.

Additional Information:
Images submitted should substantially represent the scope of the work to be exhibited; however, it is recognized that new work may be created for the exhibit. Work in all media will be considered, including installations, video and film. Preference is given to artists living or working within a 75-mile radius of Frederick.

Site Visit
We strongly recommend you visit the gallery spaces before making a proposal. You may indicate a preference for gallery space, but final determination will be made by the Center staff based on Exhibit Selection Panel recommendation, scheduling and space availability.

Questions? Contact Diane Sibbison 301.698.0656 ext. 115, or by e-mail

Download Solo Proposal Guidelines:

More details on the website:

Visual Arts Education Center
40 South Carroll St.
Frederick, MD 21701

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery: Boxed In!

Deadline: 30 June 2011 (POSTMARK)

Boxed In!
an exhibition of small sculptural works
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery &
the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John's, NL, Canada
September to December2012

Curator: Denis Longchamps

Simply put, a box is a container with a lid. Until it is opened, a box protects the secrecy of its contents. It is imbued with mystery and the promise of surprise. As such,the empty box can metaphorically take various meaning such as that of confinement, absence, hiding place. In our day to day life we make casual contact with the mail box, the lunch box or the toolbox. And then, there are others such as the fusebox, blackbox, glorybox, coachbox, treasure box and ballot box. Each one has its own particularities and functions,a direct meaning that can take on a metaphorical one if we think outside the box.

To bring Canadian artists together, and considering the size of our country and the cost of shipping, we propose an exhibition of small sculptural works that would fit in a specific box and spring from the idea of the box itself or of one of its metaphors. The works must be three-dimensional and can be presented on a shelf, plinth, suspended or mounted on the wall.

Your proposed work should fit in a box no bigger than 16x12x12 inches, wrapping included with the lid on, without any alteration to the box. Of course, the work can be smaller but not bigger than this set size. The proposal should be for a work of expression, functional or not, that pushes the limits of your practice within a conceptual approach.

Your application must include the attached completed form, a half to one page proposal, artist statement, drawings or sketches of the proposed work and its technical information (medium, finished size, presentation), CV or resume (maximum of three pages), up to ten digital images of recent works (no earlier than 2005) and a list of images. All images (drawings, sketches and previous works) should be in JPG format at a resolution of 72 dpi (no more than 1800x1800 dpi in size).

For more information:

Download the following: (these forms are also available in French)

Steps for Successful Candidates
Submission Form

Inquiries :

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery
9 Bonaventure Avenue
St. John's, NL, Canada
A1C 5P9

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: National Juried Quilt Exhibit

Deadline: July 15, 2011 (RECEIVE)

National Juried Quilt Exhibit
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center (DVAEC)

Frederick, Maryland
September 3- 25 2011

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center (DVAEC) located in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland, is hosting a national juried quilt exhibit September 3-25.


• The work must be made of cloth or cloth-like material, and consist of: a quilt top, a backing and the middle. The layers must be held together by hand or machine-made stitching.
• Quilts must have been finished between June 2007 and July 2011, and be in excellent condition.
• Quilts must be constructed and quilted by person(s) named on entry blank. Those listed as "other stitchers” on this quilt may also have their own entries.
• Quilts must be available for judging and exhibit from September 3 - 25, 2011 - no substitutions will be allowed.
• Artists must be 18 years or older.

HOW TO ENTER: (truncated)

• You may submit up to three quilts. Send 1 full view of the completed quilt and 1 detail view. There is no size limit. The non-refundable entry fee is $35 per person, not per quilt.
• Digital images may be submitted on a CD-ROM, with no modifications—this includes color correction. You may crop the background only.
• You may place up to three quilts on ONE CD.


$500 award for Best Art Quilt
$500 award for Best Traditional
$1000 award for Best in Show
Other prizes will be announced later

Download the prospectus:

Visit website for more information:

For all details or to ask a question, please contact: Diane Sibbison, Manager of Exhibits: or 301-698-0656 x 115

Visual Arts Education Center
40 South Carroll St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Visual Overture Magazine Call for Entries

Deadline: July 15, 2011 (ONLINE)

Fall 2011 Featured Emerging Artists AND
Spotlight on New Media
Visual Overture Magazine

Fall 2011 Featured Emerging Artists – Call for EntriesIn an effort to put the "starving artist" term to the grave, Visual Overture Magazine offers emerging artists an exciting opportunity to be published in a full-color, high-quality quarterly publication that is placed directly in the hands of thousands of galleries, curators, and collectors. Visual Overture Magazine is currently welcoming submissions for the upcoming Fall 2011 "Featured Emerging Artists" juried exhibition-in-print which will display the work of 7 artists – each receiving two pages in the magazine showcasing their art, a short artist interview, and juror notes. All visual media.

Juror: Denise Jackson

Spotlight on New Media – Call for Entries

Visual Overture Magazine is accepting entries from emerging artists for the 'Spotlight on New Media' exhibition-in-print. Artist must submit portfolio showing final artworks that are the result of a dedicated practice to exploring new visual art media and technologies. Selected finalist will be featured in a one-page article showing 3-6 images of his/her work and a write-up about their innovative practice in the Fall 2011 issue of Visual Overture Magazine. New visual media only (examples include, but are not limited to, cell phone art, internet-based art, twitter-art).

Eligibility & Submission Requirements

Emerging Artist Eligibility:

Must be 18 years or older at time of submission
Must not be currently enrolled in any undergraduate studies
Submitted art must have been created within the last 3 years

Accepted Types of Art:
Sculpture, Metals, Textiles, Photography, Mixed Media, Painting, Drawing, Video Art, Moving Art, Digital Art, Printmaking, Ceramics, Glass, Installation (unless specified otherwise in above call for artists listing)

Accepted File Types:
Images for 2D and 3D art must be .jpg (set at 300dpi) and between 200k and 2MB
Only video/moving image artists may submit video files of .mov, .wmv, or .mp4 (up to 30MB)

How to Submit: (truncated)
Entries are only accepted online through web submissions form.
Artists may submit to both competitions if they meet the requirements for each.
Artists previously published in Visual Overture Magazine are not eligible for submission for one year after publication.

Apply online:

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Eco Quilts: Art quilts featuring Recycled Materials

Deadline: June 1, 2011 (POSTMARK)

Eco Quilts: Art quilts featuring recycled materials
TACtile Textile Arts Center

The Women's College University of Denver Gallery
Denver, CO
August 11 to September 28, 2011

The TACtile Textile Arts Center invites contemporary quilt artists from to submit art quilts featuring recycled materials. Historically, quilters made quilts from scraps left over from the garments they made for their families or reused parts from worn-out garments. Of course, that did not mean that quilters ignored the esthetic pleasures of combining colors and patterns or that the quilts weren’t works of art. Some modern quilters have not abandoned recycled fabrics, indeed they have expanded their quilts to include all manner of recycled materials, but the impetus (in most cases) has changed from economic necessity to ecological concerns.

The show will be in the Gallery at The Women’s College at the University of Denver. The show will open Thursday August 11, 2011 and will run through September 28, 2011.

The Eco Quilts show will be a juried show. Our jurors will be asked to select the best examples of art quilts that incorporate recycled materials, considering the extent of recycled materials in the artwork, the integration of the recycled materials into the quilt’s theme, and the artistic merit of the art quilt apart from the use of recycled materials.

Artists may submit up to three items. The items may be for sale, or not, as the artist chooses.

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1. Eligibility: Open to TACtile members and non-members.

2. Entry Fee: Entry fee is $15 for TACtile members and $40 for non-members, for up to three works. The entry fee is non-refundable.

3. Entered work must be the artist’s original work, and may or may not be for sale. Each quilt must have at least 2 layers held together by hand or machine quilting, embroidery, tying, etc. Due to space limitations at The Women’s College, only wall hangings may be entered, and the horizontal dimension is limited to 36 inches. Entries must have a top hanging sleeve or other sufficient means necessary for the work to be hung on a wall. TACtile will not accept wall hangings with saw-tooth or clip hangers.

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Download the Entry Form:

TACtile Textile Arts Center
1955 South Quince St., Suite 200
Denver, Colorado 80231

CBAA 2012 Conference: Call for Paper Proposals

Deadline: June 1, 2011 (ONLINE)

Call for Paper Proposals
CBAA 2012 Conference
Time, Sequence & Technology: Book Art in the 21st Century

Hosted by Mills College and
a Consortium of Bay Area Educators
San Francisco Bay Area
January 5-7, 2012

We invite and encourage papers on topics that touch on the use of time and sequence in the form and content of both contemporary and historical books, including the exploration of the boundaries of the definition of what a book can be, or may become, in today's digital landscape. Issues of materiality, concept, theory and criticism in studio practice, curatorial practice, book history and pedagogy are all welcome. We also invite papers that focus on various technologies used in the studio practices of printing and assembling of books, from traditional tried and true methods and up through current cutting edge digital design and production. Papers that address the dovetailing and/or combining of technologies are also welcome. We are accepting both abstracts for individual papers as well as detailed proposals for pre-formed panel presentations made by groups who wish to explore a specific topic in a more organized fashion.

The College Book Art Association is a non-profit organization committed to the teaching of book art at the college and university level. The Association strives to support education about book art, and is also concerned with both the practice and analysis of the medium. It welcomes as members everyone involved in such teaching and all others who have similar goals and interests. The association aims to engage in a continuing reappraisal of the nature and meaning of the teaching of book art.

Proposal submissions must be submitted via the online submission manager. Your proposal may come in the form of either a pdf, or a word document. Please do not include name or contact information on the proposal itself as all submissions will be subject to blind review. Detailed submission instructions can be downloaded from the website.

Individual proposals: Please include a proposal title at the top of the page. Do not include name or contact information on the proposal itself. Proposal should take the form of a 200-250 word abstract for a 20-minute talk or artist presentation. Accepted proposals will be grouped into panels of talks with compatible themes or approaches.

Pre-formed Panel proposals: Please include a panel title at the top of the page. Do not include name or contact information on the proposal itself. Pre-formed panels should have a designated moderator and may use one of the following formats: 3 presenters each giving 20 minute talks; 3-4 presenters for a roundtable discussion. The proposal should take the form of a 200-250 word overview from the moderator plus individual 200-250 word abstracts from each of the participants. All abstracts must be submitted in one PDF or Word document.

Student Proposals: Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are encouraged to make proposals for individual presentations or pre-formed panels by following the guidelines for individual or pre-formed panels above. In addition, student members have the option of submitting a proposal for the student panel of Lightning Talks (see below). While students are welcome to submit proposals for both an individual presentation and a lightning talk, only one proposal will be accepted for inclusion in the conference. Student members will need to submit a copy of their current student I.D. or a letter from their institution stating that they are currently enrolled in order to be eligible to be on the student panel.

NOTE: Only individual members and student members are eligible to present papers. Institutional members are welcomed to attend the conference, but are not eligible to present papers.

In an effort to promote original scholarship in the field of academic book art, abstracts submitted to CBAA should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another conference.

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Julie Chen, CBAA 2012 Conference Programs Chair

Interpretations 2011

Deadline: July 16, 2011 (ONLINE)

Interpretations 2011
Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles

San Diego, CA
November 4, 2011 to January 22, 2012

“Interpretations 2011” is presented by Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles to promote and exhibit art by Visions Art Museum members. Art accepted for this exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship.

Jamie Fingal is an award-winning, mixed-media fiber artist and author.

Catherine Gleason is Associate Director of San Diego State University’s Downtown Gallery.

Rob Sidner is the Director of Mingei International Museum in San Diego, California.

Acceptance Rules
Visions members may submit up to three (3) entries of high quality contemporary art quilts in any medium for a juried exhibition. Entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2009. Only one (1) quilt by each artist can be selected. An entry is considered to be a quilt if it is composed of at least three layers that are stitched or fastened together. Quilts for sale are strongly encouraged and preferred; however, NFS (Not for Sale) works may be entered.

Please note: The decision by the jurors is final. Visions Art Museum reserves the right to refuse to exhibit or to remove from the exhibition any quilt which is of poor quality, contains hazardous material or which has been misrepresented in the entry form or digital images.

Visions Art Museum members: $30 (U.S.) for up to 3 entries
Non-members: $75 (U.S.) for up to 3 entries includes one year individual membership for Visions Art Museum.

How to Enter
All entries must be submitted online. No paper entries will be accepted.

Registration will open on June 1, 2011. The last day to register is July 16, 2011.

Visit website for complete details (including preview of online entry form):

Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles
2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: 619-546-4872 Fax: 619-546-4876

2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Deadline: 5 August, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Woollahra Municipal Council

Double Bay NSW
22 October - 6 November, 2011

Established in 2001, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize attracts strong support from artists, collectors and critics and is the only national acquisitive prize that showcases the quality and diversity of sculptures of smaller dimensions.

Over 500 entries from national and international artists are received annually and finalists' works are exhibited over a 16 day period at the historic Redleaf Council Chambers in Double Bay, Sydney.

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1.For the purpose of The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, sculpture is defined as a freestanding, non-site specific, three-dimensional object, constructed of durable materials. Only freestanding works will be accepted for selection.

2.Entries should not exceed 80cm in any dimension, and must have a stable base. The overall weight and dimensions must allow for easy transportation, and not exceed the carrying capacity of two average persons.

3.All entries must be the original work of the submitting artist and must have been designed or completed within two years prior to October 2011.

4.There is no limit to the number of entries an artist can submit. A separate application form and entry fee must accompany each entry. Only one work per artist will be shown in the exhibition.

5.A non-refundable entry fee of $40 (including GST) must accompany each entered work.


Entry form
Download the 2011 entry form (PDF 644 kB). Entries close on Friday 5 August 2011.

Payment of entry fees:
AUD$40.00 (GST inclusive) per work, payable to 'Woollahra Council' by cheque or money order. PayPal option is available - please contact for more information.

Applications may be emailed (under 6 MB file size) to and a signed copy of the form, accompanied by payment returned by post. Please note: Hard copy entries are preferred. See the entry form for full details.

Prizes for the 2011 award total $13,000 and include:

•The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, an acquisitive award of $10,000
•The Special Commendation, a non-acquisitive award of $2,000
•The Viewers' Choice, a non-acquisitive award of $1,000

The judges of the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize are Dr Gene Sherman AM (Director of the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation) and Professor Ted Snell AM (Chair of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, Director of the Cultural Precinct at the University of Western Australia and art reviewer for The Australian).

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For more information on the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, please contact:

Maria Lacey
Cultural Development Officer
Phone: +61 2 9391 7135
Fax: +61 2 9391 7044

Woollahra Municipal Council
536 New South Head Road
Double Bay NSW 2028

College Book Art Association Conference 2012 Exhibition: BiblioTech

Deadlines: August 15, 2011 (ONLINE)

2012 Juried Members' Exhibition: BiblioTech
Time, Sequence & Technology: Book Art in the 21st Century

College Book Art Association Conference
Skylight Gallery, San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, CA
January 5, 2012 - March 11, 2012

The College Book Art Association (CBAA) invites you to submit work to BiblioTech, a juried book arts exhibition held during the 2012 CBAA Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area. To illuminate one aspect of the conference theme, "Time, Sequence and Technology," this exhibition will feature the broad range of technology in artists books. This show is open to both regular members and student members of CBAA. Non-members are welcome to submit work if they pay the membership fee as well as the entry fee.

Technology can be interpreted as any mode of making in artist's books undefined including but not limited to: books involving older technologies such as handbound books, letterpress printed books and broadsides, and books involving newer technologies such as laser cutting, digital printing and books that exist in purely digital form (video). Members are also encouraged to enter works that combine old and new technologies in innovative ways.

MEDIA - This exhibit is open to book arts related artworks created as either an edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, videos of artists books, digitally produced books or broadsides are encouraged. Any medium, any style. Size is limited to 20 inches maximum in any direction. Wall-hung work must be unframed.

JURORS - BiblioTech will be juried by Ruth Rogers and Emily McVarish.

CASH PRIZES & AWARDS - Two $200 cash awards and several institutional purchase prizes will be awarded.

ENTRIES - A maximum of two artworks may be submitted per artist. Entries must be received online no later than AUGUST 15, 2011. Artists accepted for the exhibition will be notified via email. The curators reserve the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality are other than represented in the electronic entry.

FEES - A $20 non-refundable entry fee for up to two works must accompany each submission (this fee is waived for students with current and valid ID) When entering online you will pay via Paypal or any major credit card. You will also have the option to pay CBAA membership fees at the same time. The Entry Form will have complete instructions.

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS - Artists residing outside of the United States are welcome to enter this exhibition. The exhibition entry fee of $20 must be paid in US funds. Return shipping of all artwork will be handled via the carrier of your choice but you must provide pre-paid, ready-to-ship shipping labels and customs documents.

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Macy Chadwick, CBAA 2012 Conference Exhibitions Chair