Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Updates. Get Your Updates Here!!

Hello Readers:

We just posted 17 new opportunities but we are still a few days behind schedule. YIKES!!

Please bear with us as we work like the North Pole Elves to finish preparations on the next wave of items.

Peace and Blessings to ALL!!

Elise N. & Team FACFE

Community Exhibitions: Center For Emerging Visual Artists

Deadline: (ONGOING)

Community Exhibitions
Regional Community Arts Program (RCAP) Artist Registry
Center For Emerging Visual Artists

Philadelphia, PA

The Center is currently accepting applications to join our Regional Community Arts Program (RCAP) Artist Registry. Artists in the registry will be eligible to participate in The Center's Community Exhibition Program, which includes exhibitions in public spaces such as hospitals, schools, parks, and more.

-Must be interested in exhibiting in public spaces
-Must live within 90 miles of Philadelphia
-Works submitted must be available and ready to hang/install

Submission Guidelines: Please send up to 20 slides or digital images, a slide list (name, title, dimensions, medium, and price), and a resume.

Application/Entry Fee: 0

Genevieve Coutroubis
The Center For Emerging Visual Artists
Community Exhibitions
237 South 18th Street, 3A
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-7775 x11 Genevieve@cfeva.org

Alternatives Museum Shop

Deadline: (ONGOING)

Call for Submissions
Alternatives Museum Shop
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA)

Wilmington, DE

Alternatives Museum Shop at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) is an eclectic retail gallery featuring an assortment of fine art jewelry, dazzling glass, artfully designed wooden objects, innovative ceramic vessels, hand-printed and bound papers and books, and a variety of wearable fibers for men and women of all ages. Alternatives Museum Shop was the recent recipient of NICHE Magazine’s 2009 Best Museum Store, and a 2010 NICHE nomination.

Works by regional and national artisans make up the collection of functional and decorative handmade items that have been individually selected for quality and innovative design as well as each artist’s contemporary approach to his/her craft. Each artist-made item is either a one-of-a-kind or limited production item. In addition to its core artists, the shop is an ever-evolving space that is enhanced by regular featured artist shows, national juried exhibitions, and curated work by top-level collegiate programs highlighting a variety of craft mediums.

Artists interested in submitting hand-crafted work for consignment opportunities in DCCA's Alternatives Museum Shop should contact Shop Manager Amy Milli Grosh with 3-4 images of work, suggested price range, artist biography, and artist statement. Please include a link to any websites or online stores your work is being featured in as well.

Contact: amilli@thedcca.org

Visit the website: www.thedcca.org

200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302.656.6466
FAX: 302.656.6944
Email: info@thedcca.org

Call for Exhibition Proposals: The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center


Call for Proposals
The Delaplaine
Visual Arts Education Center

Frederick, MD

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

Exhibit opportunities are available for members, non-members, and alliance group participants.

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, new work may be created for the exhibit. For solo and small group shows, final decisions may require a studio visit when necessary. Shows are scheduled two years in advance.

FEE: $30 for each application. 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).

Download Exhibition Proposal Guidelines:

Solo or Small Group Exhibit Proposals

Large Group Exhibit Proposals

Visit website for more information: www.delaplaine.org

Questions? Contact Diane Sibbison 301.698.0656 ext. 115, or by e-mail dsibbison@delaplaine.org

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

Call for Exhibition Proposals: Mulvane Art Museum

Deadline: (ONGOING)

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Mulvane Art Museum

Washburn University
Topeka, Kansas

About Mulvane Art Museum

At the Mulvane Art Museum, we believe that art matters. And more than that, we believe that art can change people's lives. It can change your life.

Here, you do more than gaze at art on the wall. You explore the story behind a piece. You move through and marvel at larger-than-life installations. You connect with others. You can create art of your very own.

The Mulvane is for everyone - art lovers, kids, adults, teens, students, families. Art means different things to different people, but art always means something.

Exhibition Proposals

If you have a proposal for an exhibition, submit this Exhibition Proposal Form: Exhibit_Proposal_Form.doc

All proposals are reviewed by an exhibition committee. It takes several months for the committee to meet, review the materials and make a recommendation. Exhibitions are scheduled at least one year or more in advance.

Gallery Floor Plans: www.washburn.edu/Floor.pdf

Visit website for additional information: http://www.washburn.edu/about/community/mulvane-art-museum/exhibitions/index.html

Washburn University Mission Statement

Washburn University enriches the lives of students by providing opportunities for them to develop and to realize their intellectual, academic, and professional potential, leading to becoming productive and responsible citizens. We are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly work, quality academic and professional programs, and high levels of faculty-student interaction. We develop and engage in relationships to enhance educational experiences and our community.

Call for Exhibition Proposals: Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center


Call for Exhibition Proposals
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

Auburn, NY

Exhibitions are selected based on overall artistic integrity and how the subject, medium or curatorial content fits in with annual exhibit and program plans each year. Exhibits are planned 2-3 years in advance. The Art Center generally does not consider exhibits based solely on membership in a club or an organization.

How to propose an exhibit:
Whether you wish to propose a solo artist exhibit, group show, or traveling exhibit, the following information is needed to consider an exhibition. Proposals are reviewed periodically. Exhibits are planned 2-3 years in advance.

•Statement of the premise of the exhibition, or artist statement
•Resume or bio of artist and curator
•Checklist of works in the exhibit (title, artist, date, dimensions, medium, insurance value)
•Explanation of facility and installation requirements
•Any shipping, security, environmental, or insurance requirements
•Any Fees
•When the exhibit is available
•List of other venues for exhibit
•Contact information

For Artists: (truncated)
If you wish to submit images of your work for general consideration please submit photographs or digital images that you do not need returned. These will be kept on file and will be referred to when we are selecting artists for solo, group or curated exhibits.

Full details available on the website: www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/artists

205 Genesee Street
AUBURN, NY 13021

A Celebration of Art and Life 2013

Deadline: December 31, 2012 (ONLINE)

A Celebration of Art and Life 2013
Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)

Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
January 2013 through January 2014

Penn Medicine presents a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, students and patients to participate in a competition showcasing individual creative expression. The exhibition opens January 2013 through January 2014. The juried art exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Bernett L. Johnson, Jr., M.D., former Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Painters, photographers, printmakers and craftspeople are invited to explore all techniques and subjects within a wide range of ideas and styles. We invite faculty, staff, students and patients with an interest in participating in the upcoming exhibition to apply.

No fee to participate.

Online Application: https://cfeva.slideroom.com/

Visit website for more information: http://cfeva.org/announcements

The Center For Emerging Visual Artists
237 South 18th Street, 3A
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-7775

Visual Artist Fellowship

Deadline: January 15, 2013 (ONLINE)

Visual Artist Fellowship
Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)

Philadelphia, PA

The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists within 100 miles of Philadelphia reach new levels in their artistic and professional practice. Selected artists will receive a stipend and a full range of career support over the two-year Fellowship to ensure the successful realization of a career goal or specific project as defined in the application.

Artists will be asked to demonstrate a vision for the next level of their professional or artistic practice and a clear plan for CFEVA’s proposed role in reaching it. Artists will be selected based on the merit of their artwork, their proven track record in project completion, their vision for the next level in their career and the ability of CFEVA to help them achieve their goals.

We invite all artists to apply with their current needs and ideas regardless of their status of emerging, mid career or established.


To ensure maximum participation in this program, All Finalists and Fellows
- Must live in CFEVA’s service area, which is 100 mile radius of Philadelphia. Specific geographic region outlined on application.
- May not be enrolled in a full-time academic program (part time classes and continuing education are permitted)
- May not have commercial gallery representation or a contractual relationship with a commercial gallery
- May not be a current or former Career Development Program Fellow
- Must be dedicated to a life as a professional visual artist

Application fee: $35

Electronic Application

Artists will be asked to submit an electronic application before January 15, 2013. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so artists are encouraged to apply early.


Application Deadline January 15, 2013
Finalists Selected for Interviews March 2013
Interviews Conducted April 2013
Fellows Named May 2013

Visit website to review benefits, FAQs, and more: http://www.cfeva.org/cfeva_programs_career.aspx

Slideroom Application: cfeva.slideroom.com

The Center For Emerging Visual Artists
237 South 18th Street, 3A
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-7775

2013 Mountain/Plains Art Fair

Deadline: January 15, 2013 (ONLINE)

2013 Mountain/Plains Art Fair
Mulvane Art Museum

Washburn University
Topeka, Kansas
June 1 - 2, 2013

The Mulvane Art Museum’s Mountain/Plains Art Fair has been an annual favorite among artists and art appreciators since 1992. During this two-day event, thousands visit the beautiful grounds of Washburn University to view the work of 90 jury-selected artists from across the country.

The Jurors will select a maximum of 90 artists from those who apply. Jurors for 2013 are Jon Keith Swindell and Ron Michael.

Application and Jury Fee ($30) submission

Eligible media: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, jewelry, fiber, glass, wood, metal, ceramics and mixed media.

Participating artists are expected to represent their work personally in their booth while the show is open. Artists agree that all work displayed must be original and designed, executed, and signed by the participating artist(s). Artists are encouraged to display work reflecting a range of price points.

Collaborative work is acceptable. However, booth sharing by artists not collaborating on their artwork is not permitted.

Cash Awards

$500 Best of Show
$300 Best of 2-Dimensional
$300 Best of 3-Dimensional

Details on website: www.washburn.edu/art-fair-2013

Zapp Site to submit application: www.zapplication.org

For questions contact show: mulvane.info@washburn.edu

6th International Exhibition on Mini Textile

Deadline: February 1, 2013 (RECEIVE)

6th International Exhibition on Mini Textile
Scythia Fibre Art

Kherson, Ukraine
June 18-30, 2013

International juried exhibition on mini textile (30x30x30 cm). Artists from all over the world, who work in different techniques of textile are invited.

Deadline for entries - 1 February 2013.

View Mini Textile 2011 Exhibit: http://www.scythiatextile.com/UK/Mini_2011.html

Visit website for more details: www.scythiatextile.com

Please contact organizers via email or postal mail to receive the Entry Form: (see below)

Ludmila Egorova,
Founder and organizer of the project "SCYTHIA"
email: mailto:scythiatextile@gmail.com?subject

Ludmila Egorova
P.O.Box 79
Kherson 73028

Tallahassee International Juried Competition

Deadline: February 14, 2013 (POSTMARK)

28th Annual Tallahassee International Juried Competition
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Tallahassee, FL
August 26 to September 29, 2013

The Tallahassee International is an annual juried competition organized by Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. The competition is open to all media and is juried by a panel of faculty from within the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance.

Eligibilty: Artists are eligible to submit works without regard to sex, race, creed or national origin. Artists must be 18 years of age or older (current FSU College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance faculty or students may NOT enter). All media is eligible for consideration.

Fee: $20.00 (Non-refundable)

Entry Guidelines: (truncated)
  1. A maximum of two (2) works per person may be submitted. Digital images must be in jpeg format.
  2. For two-dimensional pieces provide one (1) image per work.
  3. For three-dimensional and installation pieces artists may provide two (2) images per work—a front and rear view or an overall view and a detail.
  4. Work must be original and prepared for exhibition (i.e. ready for hanging or other appropriate installation), and must be reasonably adaptable to gallery installation.
  5. The Museum does not impose size restraints, however artists who reside outside the United States and artists whose crated work weighs more that 150 pounds crated
    and/or exceeds standard Fed Ex and UPS length and girth measurements, requiring the use of freight shipping, will be responsible for both incoming and return shipping.

Method of Selection: (truncated)
The competition is blind juried by a panel of faculty members from the Florida State University College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance. Jurors select works based on their own merit and must agree the artist demonstrates skill within the chosen medium. Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than April 19, 2013.

Special Exhibition Requirements: (truncated)
Any special exhibition requirements MUST BE submitted in writing accompanying the entry. If an installation work wins entry, the Museum of Fine Arts sets the following
conditions: The artist must provide specific installation instructions or be willing to deliver and install the work themselves.

Awards: The jurors select the award winners after the exhibition has been installed, from the actual works of art.

First Place $1,000.00
Second Place $500.00
Honorable Mentions are selected at the jurors’ discretion, however there is no monetary award.

Download Prospectus: 28th-TALLAHASSEE-INTERNATIONAL-Printed-Prospectus.pdf

Visit website for more information: http://mofa.cvatd.fsu.edu/participate/tallahassee-international/

If you have any questions, please email Jean D. Young at jdyoung@fsu.edu or call (850) 644-3906

Tallahassee International
FSU Museum of Fine Arts
530 West Call Street,
Rm 250 Fine Arts Bldg.,
Tallahassee FL 32306-1140

Small Expressions 2013

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)

International: February 11, 2013
United States: February 25, 2013

Small Expressions 2013
Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.

Fine Line Creative Arts Center
Saint Charles, Illinois
May 31 - September 7, 2013

Small Expressions is an annual, international, juried exhibit featuring high quality, contemporary small-scale works. Small Expressions is sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., to showcase small scale works created using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction including mounting, framing, or display devices.

Juror: Laura Foster Nicholson, textile artist known for handwoven brocaded tapestries. Laura owns LFN Textiles, designs jacquard ribbon and household textiles, and licenses designs to Crate & Barrel, Land of Nod, Renaissance Ribbons, Larsen, Inc., and others.

Jurying HGA seeks to feature work which is not only of the highest caliber in craftsmanship, and technical ability but which also speaks to intricacy of expression, intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement.

The juror will independently screen all images and make the preliminary selection of all work in the exhibition. Entries will be evaluated on concept, design, technique, craftsmanship and creative exploration.

  1. Three pieces may be entered per artist. Works exhibited in previous Small Expressions exhibits are not eligible.
  2. Submitted work is limited to works made using fiber techniques (interlaced, felted, stitched, dyed, coiled, knotted, pulled, spun, etc.) and can be of any material.
  3. All work must be of exhibition quality, completed within the last two years (since January 2011), and not previously published in any national or international print publication.
  4. The size of the finished work may not exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction including any mounting, framing, and/or display devices.
  5. Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.

Entry Fees: $25 HGA member, $40 non-HGA member, Student (attach copy of student ID from accredited educational institution),no fee. Payment in US funds by check or money order or charge to credit card.

Awards: First, second, and third place awards and the HGA Award will be selected by the juror. Additional special criteria awards may be available.

Download Prospectus: http://www.weavespindye.org/pdf/Small_Expressions_2013_Entry.pdf

Visit website for full details: http://www.weavespindye.org/pages/?p=Small_Exp_2013.html&loc=1-61-00

For Questions: Call HGA at 678-730-0010 or email HGA

Small Expressions 2013
Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
1255 Buford Highway, Suite 211
Suwanee, GA 30024

NewCourtland Artist Fellowship

Deadline: March 1, 2013 (ONLINE)

NewCourtland Artist Fellowship
Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)

Philadelphia, PA

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in partnership with NewCourtland, is pleased to offer Philadelphia area artists the opportunity to participate in an exciting, community-based fellowship. Through the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, visual artists will be selected to bring innovative and engaging art-making to seniors in sites throughout Philadelphia.

In order to apply, artists are asked to develop an intergenerational project that brings members of the New Courtland together with school age children/teens to create a meaningful experience and an high quality artistic project. Work created by seniors and their school-aged partners during the 2013 Fellowship Program will be exhibited with the work of the artist fellows in a large, well publicized exhibition entitled Art is Ageless.

Accepted artists will receive a fellowship award of $2,500. Once artists receive this award they will be responsible for conducting ten 1.5 hour workshops, attending one sensitivity training session and participating in the Art is Ageless exhibition in Spring/Summer 2014.

Artists will also be separately compensated for purchasing all necessary art supplies and professionally presenting the artwork created in their program for the final exhibition.

Visit website for details: http://cfeva.org/announcements

Apply online: www.cfeva.slideroom.com

Contact Genevieve at 215 546 7775 x11 or genevieve@cfeva.org with questions.

The Center For Emerging Visual Artists
237 South 18th Street, 3A
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-7775

MQS®2013 Quilt Show

Deadline: March 15, 2013 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

Machine Quilters Showcase

Century II Convention Center
Wichita, Kansas
May 15-18, 2013

Theme: “DreamCatcher”

MQS®2013 Quilt Show Categories and Rules (truncated)

•MQS® has opened up several categories to any machine, longarm, mid or shortarm or domestic with or without a track system. These have not changed and include: Traditional Custom, Art, Pictorial, Wall, Fabric Challenge, Just For Me Bed Quilt AND Just For Me Small Quilt.

•Each entrant is limited to a maximum of three quilt entries, with one quilt per category entered. These limitations do not include the challenge competitions. This means that if you chose, you may enter a total of three quilted entries plus one in the thread challenge and one in the fabric challenge for a total of five entries per person.

•MQS® has decided to continue separate categories for art and pictorial quilts in 2013. Consider 3-dimensional entries for the Art category.

•Changes in the size restrictions and embellishment allowances have been made to the Art and Wall quilt categories. Also there is a change in the miniature category.

•In 2013 the Overall category will be open only to hand guided machines with a track system. All computer guided overall entries should be in the computer-guided category.

Categories: (Overview only--details on website)

Theme: “DreamCatcher”. Given the origin of DreamCatchers, show us your quilt creation of a dream that got through, or one that was caught, describing how the quilt came to be.

Traditional Custom – open to all types of machines

Innovative Custom

Whole Cloth Innovative

Whole Cloth Traditional

Pictorial – open to all types of machines

Art – open to all types of machines

Wall – open to all types of machines

Overall Design

Bread and Butter

Tools of the Trade

Computer Guided



SINGLE AWARDS: 2013 Quilt Show Categories

Best of ShowSolitaire—one person performing all piecing, appliqué, quilting, digitizing, etc. on the entry. To be selected from: Theme, Traditional Custom, Innovative Custom, Whole Cloth Traditional, or Whole Cloth Innovative Categories.

Collaborative Quilt—new for 2013! This award will go to 2 or more quilters working on a single quilt: as the designer, piecer, digitizer or quilter with no money changing hands for their part in the process. To be selected from: Theme, Traditional Custom, Innovative Custom, or Tools of the Trade. Two ribbons will be awarded.

Rookie of the Year—for quilters who have been quilting on a longarm, midarm, or shortarm quilting machine for one year or less.

Viewer’s Choice—determined by votes of attendees.

CHALLENGES (full details for each challenge on website)

Thread Challenge – “Catching Dreams” Sponsored by American & Efird

Fabric Challenge – open to all types of machines Sponsored by Fabri-Quilt

DIVISIONS (complete rules & details for each division on website)

Just For Me Quilter Division: All types of machines may be used for this category.

MQS® has developed a division of the show intended to meet the needs of those of you who are not in the business of machine quilting but do quilt on a machine for yourself and your family using any type of machine. This category may appeal to those quilters who enjoy expressing their creative side just for themselves.

Junior Quilter Division

We at MQS® are very pleased and excited to receive the junior entries each year. We will continue to offer two groupings of the junior quilters--hand guided and computer guided.

Quilt entries processed online will receive an immediate confirmation and payment will be processed by secure online service.
Fees for online entries will be $10 for IMQA members and $15 for non-members.

For paper copy entries the fees will be $12 for IMQA members and $17 for non-members.

Printable Entry Form: (As of this posting, printed entry forms are not yet available on site.)

Special Events Flyer: (Provides an overview of all events) http://www.mqsshow.org/Special_Events_and_Quilt_Info.pdf

Full details on website: http://www.mqsshow.org/quiltshow/

MQS® Corporate Office
PO Box 419
Higginsville, MO 64037

Texas Guilds’: Award-winning Traditional Quilts

Deadline: April 26, 2013 (ONLINE)
Registration opens March 1, 2013

Texas Guilds’: Award-winning Traditional Quilts
International Quilt Market and Festival

Houston, TX
October 26–November 3, 2013

This exhibit is open to guilds in Texas holding a guild show and contest, a minimum of one show every three years.

You and your guild are invited to participate in this exciting exhibit focusing on the Texas traditional quilter. Simply submit the winning traditional quilts from your last guild show to be considered for inclusion in the exhibit.

You may submit a total of two quilts for our consideration. Quilts must be a minimum of 25" x 25". There is no "made after" date requirement.

Visual Instructions
Download complete instructions and information for digital images: VisualsInfo.pdf

Timeline for quilt registration

Registration open – March 1 to April 26, 2013
Notification by – May 24, 2013
Selected quilts arrive in Houston by – August 30, 2013
Quilts returned to owner – end of November 2013

Visit website for complete details: http://www.callforentriestexasguilds.com/

For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Valls, Special Exhibits Coordinator at 512.323.2255, mailto:%20spexhibits2@quilts.com or Amanda Schlatre, Special Exhibits Coordinator at 713-781-6864, ext. 104, spexhibits3@quilts.com.

8th Cheongju International Craft Biennale

Deadline: June 13, 2013 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

8th Cheongju International Craft Biennale

Exhibition Hall,
Cheongju Old Tobacco Processing Plant
Republic of Korea
September 11 - October 20, 2013

Cheongju International Craft Biennale is pleased to present Something Old Something New, the new theme for the 2013 Cheongju International Craft Biennale. Craft can evolve from something familiar into something fresh and new within a certain time and space. In turn, the new craft which may at first seem novel and unfamiliar can breed familiarity with time. Our intention is to acknowledge the value of craft which has developed between familiarity and originality in the course of time and space, and to explore its various futures. With this in mind, the 8th Cheongju International Craft Biennale invites the diverse and creative works by influential established artists and new emerging artists.

Metal craft or metalwork, Ceramics, Woodwork, Fibers, Glass, etc., as well as other 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional works that creatively constructs the contemporary craft art values of functionality or aesthetics using natural or man-made materials.

Qualifications for entry
-An original piece of work made within the last 3 years which has not yet been exhibited domestically or internationally.
-Size, weight and form needs to be appropriate for indoor display and transportation.
-Art work is subject to disqualification if it is deemed to have been plagiarized from another work.

Individuals or groups of all nationalities and genders are welcome to apply.

Entry Pieces
Up to 3 pieces per person or group

Entry Standard Requirements
Works must not exceed 200cm in width, height and length after installation.

Awards and Cash Prizes
Grand Prize and Gold Award Winners will be invited to the Awards Ceremony, and given a priority status in public relations activities of the artist’s work as well as in upcoming Cheongju International Craft Biennale exhibitions and workshops.

Visit website for more information: http://eng.okcj.org/ (English version of the site)

Download Entry Guidelines/Application from website by clicking the Call for Entry notice

For enquiries:
Registration via post
Sangsang Maru Convention Hall
1st Floor
Cheongju Cultural Industry Complex
314 Sangdang-ro(Naeduck 2dong 201-31),
Republic of Korea
Tel +82 (0)43 219 1022~5
Fax +82 (0)43 277 2610
Email cicb2013@gmail.com

Fibremen 3 International Fibre Art Exhibition

Deadline: August 1, 2013 (RECEIVE)

Scythia Fibre Art

Kherson, Ukraine
October 23 - November 5, 2013

“Fibremen 3” International Fibre Art Exhibition restricted only for men. Juried. Open to all professional male artists, working in fibre. Digital submissions only. Contemporary and innovative works are welcome.

Deadline for entries - 1 August 2013.

View Fibremen 2 Exhibit: http://www.scythiatextile.com/UK/Fibremen_2012.html

Visit website for more details: www.scythiatextile.com

Please contact organizers via email or postal mail to receive the Entry Form: (see below)

Ludmila Egorova,
Founder and organizer of the project "SCYTHIA"
email: mailto:scythiatextile@gmail.com?subject

Ludmila Egorova
P.O.Box 79
Kherson 73028

Scythia 10 Biennial Contemporary Textile Art Exhibition & Conference

Deadline: February 1, 2014 (RECEIVE)

"Scythia 10"
Scythia Fibre Art

Kherson, Ukraine
June 18-22, 2014


1. International Exhibition. "Scythia 10" 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. Textile artists, fashion designers, designers of innovative fabrics, lecturers of unique education in textile techniques, innovative fabrics, digital and jacquard art weaving, printing, experimental embroidery, beads, felt, accessories, lace, hats, textile jewellery, leaders of workshops are invited.

3. Wearable Art Show.

4. Master-class.

Deadline for entries - 1 February 2014.

View “Scythia 9" Exhibit: http://www.scythiatextile.com/UK/Scythia_2012.html#2

Visit website for more details: www.scythiatextile.com

Please contact organizers via email or postal mail to receive the Entry Form: (see below)

Ludmila Egorova,
Founder and organizer of the project "SCYTHIA"
email: mailto:scythiatextile@gmail.com?subject

Ludmila Egorova
P.O.Box 79
Kherson 73028

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Gadgets and More

Hello Readers:

Here we are just 24 days away from a brand new year.  I can barely believe it!! We've had so much going on behind the scenes that it feels as if this year has just flown by.  Yet, there's plenty of stuff we still need to share in these waning days of 2012.

First, we have a new addition to our sidebar, Google Translate.  This charming little gadget will help readers of other languages have a better experience on our site. Second, the FOLLOW gadget, powered by Google Friend Connect, has been restored to the site but this time it appears as the footer.  We currently have 247 FACFE FABULOUS Friends--feel free to join at anytime.  Just use Google, Twitter, Yahoo, AIM, Netlog, OpenID to sign in OR create a Google Account to join.

As of this writing, several new nuggets are being polished up and prepped for Fiber Art Calls for Entry.  These precious gems will be posted within the next few days.  We have also begun work on the re-vamp of Mixed Remnants.  The goal is to have the modifications and new content ready prior to the start of the new year.

That's all for now.  Have a wonderful weekend!! We'll be back soon.


Elise N.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Call for Proposals at The Delaplaine


Call for Proposals
The Delaplaine
Visual Arts Education Center

Frederick, MD

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

Exhibit opportunities are available for members, non-members, and alliance group participants.

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, new work may be created for the exhibit. For solo and small group shows, final decisions may require a studio visit when necessary. Shows are scheduled two years in advance.

FEE: $30 for each application. 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).

Download Exhibition Proposal Guidelines:

Solo or Small Group Exhibit Proposals

Large Group Exhibit Proposals

Visit website for more information: www.delaplaine.org

Questions? Contact Diane Sibbison 301.698.0656 ext. 115, or by e-mail dsibbison@delaplaine.org

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

Paperwork In, On, and of Paper VI

Deadline: January 2, 2012 (POSTMARK) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Paperwork In, On, and of Paper VI
Foundry Art Centre

Saint Charles, MO
February 8 - March 22, 2013

Paperwork In, On, and of Paper VI is a juried exhibition open to all artists working in any media that utilizes paper as an integral component of expression. All two-dimensional and three-dimensional work will be considered.

Open to all artists 18 years and older, worldwide, both amateur and professional, working in all styles and schools of thought. This includes alternative, traditional, and digital images.

All media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. All work must be suitably framed and have all hardware ready for hanging.
A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration. Artists may submit three jpegs; limit 2 jpegs per artwork.

Going Solo Award in Gallery III OR $500

Group III Award - Juror will select 3 artists for a group exhibition in Gallery III

Artists may submit up to three works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35.00.
Foundry Art Centre members may submit up to three works for a non-refundable processing fee of $24.00.

JUROR: Betty Shew

Download Prospectus: www.foundryartcentre.org/Paperwork_VI_CfE.pdf

Visit website for more details: www.foundryartcentre.org

Questions: Contact Angela at 636-255-0270 or angela@foundryartcentre.org

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Center
Saint Charles, MO 63301
phone: 636-255-0270
fax: 636.925.0345

Fantastic Fibers 2013 *UPDATED*

Deadline: January 25, 2013 January 28, 2013 (ONLINE)

Fantastic Fibers 2013
Yeiser Art Center

Paducah, KY
April 6 to May, 2013

* The Yeiser Art Center has extended the deadline for entries to the 2013 Fantastic Fibers competitive exhibition until Monday, Jan. 28 at 5pm. *

Now an American Quilter's Society sanctioned event, FANTASTIC FIBERS is an international competitive exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. In five years Fantastic Fibers has grown to a truly international competition/exhibition.

Fantastic Fibers 2013 is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium are welcome. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. There are no size restrictions.

Entries are submitted electronically through the website. A free account must be created to submit work.

Non-refundable entry fee of $12 per entry for up to five entries is required.

Awards: A minimum of $1,750 in cash awards will be given by the jurors. Awards will be made in the following amounts:

• First Place $1,000
• Second Place $500
• Third Place $250

Full details and account creation/login on website: https://fantasticfibers.theyeiser.org/rules

Contact Joshua E. White or John Paul Henry via email: yeiser@theyeiser.org or telephone: 270-442-2453 with questions.

Yeiser Art Center
200 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001

University Gallery at Saint Joseph's University

Deadline: January 31, 2013 (RECEIVE) & (ONGOING)

Call for Submissions
University Gallery
Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA


The first five exhibitions of the school year are open to professional artists. We consider work in all media and all subject matter.

If you would like to be considered for a show, please submit the following: (truncated)

* Twenty JPEGS. No more than five detail shots.
* Image list with numbers that correspond with your JPEGS.
* Resume with mailing address, email address and phone number.
* Artist's statement.

Visit website for complete information: www.sju.edu/gallery/submissions

The deadline for submission is January 31 for the following school year schedule. The Exhibitions Committee reviews the work and the artists are notified by the end of February.

Saint Joseph's University
Boland Hall
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
Phone: 610-660-1000

Fork and Knife

Deadline: February 11, 2013 (ONLINE)

Fork and Knife
Linus Galleries

Pasadena, CA

Food is one of many satisfying things people produce. It communicates to four out of our five senses.

For this exhibition, we’re looking for art that evokes the many emotions and experiences related to or that are sparked by food. Textures, colors, shapes, and even scents can be represented in artwork and can create an intriguing palette.

All international artists, professional and amateur and all art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions, from photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. Work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered. Sizes up to 12 feet are acceptable.

Accepted entries for this online exhibition will be judged again for a collective live exhibition at our Pasadena Art Gallery. The artists will be asked if they wish to submit their artwork for the collective exhibition, which is not a requirement to being a part of the online exhibition.

Cost: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries.

Full details include links to submit work available at website: http://linusgallery.com/call-for-entries/fork-and-knife-call-for-submissions/

Artist Guidelines: http://linusgallery.com/art-galleries/artist-guidelines/

Linus Galleries
545 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Artist Residency Program

Deadline: March 1, 2013 (ONLINE)

Artist Residency Program
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston, TX
Residency Cycle: September to August

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media. The program is also open to international artists.

Museum visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the artists’ studios and watch the artists at work. The artists receive a unique opportunity to gain exposure, make connections with the Houston community, and help educate the public about craft.

A juried selection is held annually to award five artists a three-to-twelve month residency.

Artists selected for the program receive a 200-square-foot studio, a monthly stipend and a small, quarterly housing/materials allowance. The studios are equipped with sinks, telephones and wireless Internet access.

Artists are selected based on the quality of their creative work, ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity.

Artists also have access to a wide variety of resources and opportunities, including teaching assignments through HCCC and collaborative works with fellow residents.

During their time as residents, artists’ creative work is represented by HCCC and is considered for display in the Asher Sales Gallery.

To support artistic development, the program offers additional opportunities such as discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at HCCC events, and interactions with visiting art professionals.

Application fee: $30

Complete Program Details: http://www.crafthouston.org/artists/residents/apply-to-program/

Apply to Artist Residency via Slideroom: https://hcccartistresidency.slideroom.com

For questions regarding the Artist Residency Program, contact Miriam Mendoza at mmendoza@crafthouston.org or call 713-529-4848 ext. 112

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713.529.4848

7 Deadly Sins

Deadline: March 4, 2013 (ONLINE)

7 Deadly Sins
Linus Galleries

Pasadena, CA

For this call for submissions, Linus Galleries wants you to take a few steps into the dark side and bring us your unique, fresh, artistic take on this very classic theme, Seven Deadly Sins, with artwork that makes us quiver.

All international artists, professional and amateur and all art mediums will be considered in this call for entry from photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. Work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered. Sizes up to 12 feet are acceptable.

Accepted entries for this online exhibition will be judged again for a collective live exhibition at our Pasadena Gallery. The artists will be asked if they wish to submit their artwork for the collective exhibition, which is not a requirement to being a part of the online exhibition.

Cost: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries.

Full details include links to submit work available at website: http://linusgallery.com/call-for-entries/7-deadly-sins-call-for-entries/

Artist Guidelines: http://linusgallery.com/art-galleries/artist-guidelines/

Linus Galleries
545 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California

Sacred Threads 2013

Deadline: March 9, 2013 (ONLINE)

Sacred Threads 2013
Floris Methodist Church

Herndon, VA
July 10-28, 2013

Eligibility: (truncated)
Sacred Threads is open only to quilters within the United States and Canada. Only quilts or quilted hangings will be considered. A quilt is a fabric sandwich comprised of three layers: a top, a back and filling which are held together with quilting or tying threads. Integration of non-fabric items is acceptable, however, 3D pieces, altered books and items mounted on stretcher bars or framed cannot be accommodated.

Quilts submitted should explore themes of joy, spirituality, peace/brotherhood, inspiration, grief, or healing. Quilts must be an original design or an original execution of a traditional pattern. Quilt dimensions must not be less than 20" x 20" nor exceed 72"x 72"and each quilt must have a 4" horizontal hanging sleeve and an identifying label on the back of the quilt. Quilts exhibited at previous Sacred Threads exhibits are not eligible.

Entry Process: (truncated)
The submissions will be done online. The forms will be available from January 9 - March 9, 2013.

The jurying process will be done from digital images only. Entrants will submit two images per entry (one overall view and one detail view). All images must be of publication quality.

Entry Fee
A $20 non-refundable entry fee will cover submission of up to two quilts. You may pay this fee before or after you submit your entry.

How to register: Registration will open on January 9, 2013 and will be available until March 9, 2013 until midnight CST.

Preview the registration forms:

Visit website for additional details: www.sacredthreadsquilts.com

For More Information
If you have questions or problems, please contact Lisa Ellis at lisa@ellisquilts.com.

Sacred Threads
12605 Tolman Road
Fairfax, VA 22033

Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival 2013

Deadline: March 15, 2013 (ONLINE)

Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival 2013
The Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc
Columbus Circle
Syracuse, NY
July 26-28, 2013

The Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival presents an exceptionally wide selection of contemporary arts and crafts, ranging from functional to decorative, both 2- and 3-dimensional. Exhibitors participate from over 30 states and Canada.

All work displayed must be original and designed and handcrafted by the exhibiting artist. Reproductions must involve hand work or direct supervision by the artist, be
clearly labeled as “REPRODUCTION” and may not make up more than 20% of the booth inventory.

Ceramics, Computer Art, 2-D Fabric & Fiber, 3-D Fabric & Fiber, Drawing, Glass, Graphics & Printmaking, Jewelry, 2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Leather, Metal, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Wood

Approximately $4,000 in prize money will be awarded.

Display sizes are 10'x10' overall size. Storage space is available behind most booth spaces. Exhibitors may apply for a maximum of two spaces. An attempt will be made to accommodate specific requests in the order that applications are received.

Jury Fee: $25
Booth Fee: $280, payable by check upon acceptance by May 10, 2013.

All applications will be processed online through zapplication.org

Applicants without computer access may complete a paper application that will be converted to a Zapp Application by the festival staff.

Download Application: http://downtownsyracuse.com/Application2013.pdf

Visit website for more details: http://www.syracuseartsandcraftsfestival.com/

The Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc.
572 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
phone 315.422.8284
fax 315.471.4503

Friday, November 30, 2012

Revised Schedule

Hello Readers:

We had to revise our posting schedule. The next update has been moved to Monday, December 3, 2012.

Thanks for your patience. We'll be back in a few days.


Elise N.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Busy Little Bees

Hello Readers:

Quite a bit of activity is happening behind the scenes here at FACFE HQ. If all continues to go well, we'll soon be able to show the fruits of our efforts. For now, please peruse the new listings.


We received notice that Arte Lunga has extended its deadline to December 5th. The original post is here (with updated information): http://fiberartcalls.blogspot.com/2012/10/7th-international-arte-laguna-prize.html

Submissions for Fabricated: An Exhibition of Wearable Art are due December 3rd.

We have many more items to post so we'll be back again tomorrow.

We hope everyone is enjoying the commencement of the holiday season.

All the best,

Elise N.

Galerie am Brüsseler Platz


Call for Artists
Galerie am Brüsseler Platz

Cologne, Germany
2013-2020 Exhibition Season

Galerie am Brüsseler Platz invites artists to submit artwork for consideration to be included in the 2013-2020 exhibition schedules. We encourage participants from a range of media including visual arts: sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking and site specific installations. Our Art Review Board is always looking for talent with fresh, new ideas and concepts.

Review Process: Submissions will be reviewed periodically. General response time is 6 weeks. If we wish to further consider your work, we will contact you directly.

Submission Guidelines (truncated)
  • All submissions are to be made via postal mail, which is preferred, or email.
  • All artworks must be no more than 2 years old; Images are accepted in pdf, jpg, and gif formats.
  • Include contact information, website link, biographical data, any exhibition history, artist statement, reviews and any other support material, within reason.

Additional details on website: http://gabp.de/artist-application/

Galerie am Brüsseler Platz
Attention: Mr. Moses Foster ( Gallery Director )
Brüsseler Platz 14
50674 Cologne

Lillstreet Gallery Artisan Gift Shop Consignment


Artisan Gift Shop
Lillstreet Gallery

Chicago, IL

Lillstreet Gallery supports the endeavors of emerging and established artists by providing a retail venue for their distinctive, handmade wares.

Ceramics and Jewelry
Artists interested in selling their work on consignment at Lillstreet should apply though Slideroom. We are currently accepting applications for ceramic artists (with a 2 year consignment commitment) and jewelry artists (flexible commitment). To apply, please create a Slideroom account and navigate to your application area of interest under “Categories.” Please note that Slideroom charges a small fee ($10-15) for use of their services. Lillstreet does not charge any additional fees to applicants.

Other Artisan Wares
At this time, we are only accepting applications for ceramic and jewelry artists. However, we encourage artists who work with other media and genres, including textiles, paper goods, and children’s products, to contact us! Please email the Gallery Director (jess@lillstreet.com) with:

1. Your name and contact information
2. Images of your proposed product or a website link
3. Retail prices of your product
4. Personal biography/artist statement

Visit website: http://lillstreetgallery.com/opportunities/consignment-2/

Slideroom: https://lillstreet.slideroom.com/

Lillstreet Gallery
4401 N Ravenswood (at Montrose)
Chicago, IL 60640

Fabricated: An Exhibition of Wearable Art

Deadline: December 3, 2012 by 6:00 pm (ONLINE), (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Fabricated: An Exhibition of Wearable Art
Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center

Alexandria, VA
February 2, 2013 to March 3, 2013

Fabricated is an all-media exhibition featuring “wearable art," which refers to individually designed pieces of handmade clothing or jewelry created as fine or expressive art. While the making of any article of clothing or other wearable object typically involves aesthetic considerations, the term wearable art implies that the work is intended to be accepted as a serious and unique artistic creation or statement. It is open to all artists nationally and internationally.

A non-refundable $35 entry fee includes submission for 3 pieces of artwork - each work may include one image along with only one detail image per work. $10 for each additional entry over the initial three.

Work should be less than 15 feet overall (height + width + length), with no one dimension measuring more than 7 feet. Final measurements must be inclusive of frame, if applicable. Weight may not exceed 150 pounds. All entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work and must have been created within the last 5 years. All work selected must be ready for exhibit: 2D work must be framed with secure hanging devices; 3D work must be suitably prepared with instructions for installation. The gallery reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.

Juror: Rachel Timmins

Download Prospectus: hwww.torpedofactory.org/February_2013/Fabricated_Prospectus.pdf

Online Application

Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.838.4565 ext 4
Email: targetgallery@torpedofactory.org

Call for Artists: Connector, Port of San Diego Public Art

Deadline: January 15, 2013 (ONLINE)

Call for Artists
The Port of San Diego Public Art Office

San Diego, California
June/July 2014 (First Site Installation)

Connector is a new Port of San Diego (Port) public art project designed to encourage artistic investigation of Port tidelands in the development of a temporary large-scale artwork that will travel to locations on tidelands in San Diego, National City, Coronado, Chula Vista and Imperial Beach. The selected artist or artist team will create a dynamic, transportable artwork that transforms five unassuming spaces on tidelands in an imaginative and unexpected way.

This Call for Artists is open to professional, practicing artists in the United States and artists who currently hold proper visas allowing them to work in the United States. Proof of visa/work permit documentation may be requested for verification.

The goals of the Connector project are to encourage artistic investigation of the tidelands in the development of a large-scale, site-specific public artwork that:
• Is artistically compelling both aesthetically and conceptually;
• Exemplifies a dynamic approach to public space and human engagement;
• Transforms, adds to, or is fundamentally ensconced in unassuming spaces in the District’s five member cities in imaginative and unexpected ways;
• Is transportable and durable to withstand travel to multiple locations on the tidelands; and
• Creates connections and a series of evolving experiences along the tidelands, in support of the “public” public art creative direction.

The artist selected for the commission will collaborate with the Port on the conceptualization and realization of the artwork.

The artwork should be artistically compelling both aesthetically and conceptually with high visual impact. Through a dynamic approach to public space and human engagement, the artist will transform multiple tidelands environmental settings into new visual experiences that engage a broad audience in their daily lives. The artwork will translate into a series of evolving experiences that re-imagine the urban and related tidelands environs. Artists whose visual art practices include spatial inventions and/or installations are strongly encouraged to apply.

A specific site in each of the Port’s five member cities will be determined during the artwork development phase through a collaborative investigation of the tidelands by the artist and the Public Art Office. Examples of potential areas may include shoreline parks, buildings, infrastructure, and promenades.

The artwork will be on public view approximately fifteen months (three months in each member city). Artists will be expected to retrieve all components at the end of the project and may keep any materials purchased and/or fabricated as part of the commission budget and incorporated into the temporary artwork.

The selected artist will receive a $275,000 budget to conceive and realize their artwork, including concept and design development, fabrication as well as installation and de-installation at multiple sites. The budget is all inclusive and must cover all costs.

Download the Call for Artists: http://www.portofsandiego.org/environment/committee/doc_download/4747-call-for-artists-connector.html

Please submit questions in writing to the Public Art Office at callsforartists@portofsandiego.org. If questions lead to an addendum to this Call for Artists, the addendum will be posted on the Port’s website at www.portofsandiego.org/public-art/browse-callsfor-artists

PORT OF SAN DIEGO: www.portofsandiego.org; www.portofsandiego.org/maritime
THE BIG BAY: www.thebigbay.com

3rd Annual International Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition and Exhibit

Deadline: January 15, 2013 at Midnight (ONLINE)

3rd Annual International
Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport:
A Fine Art Competition and Exhibit
National Art Museum of Sport

Indianapolis, IN
April 2013

The National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS), the nation's premier collection of fine art depicting sport, was founded in 1959 in New York City by the late master artist and three-time national squash champion Germain G. Glidden. Since its founding, NAMOS has carried out a two-pronged mission: to encourage sport artists, across all media; and to collect, preserve and share through exhibits the best examples of art depicting sport the museum can acquire.

The National Art Museum of Sport’s third annual Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition is open to artists who create fine art (with sport as the primary subject)in the following three categories: Painting/2D, Sculpture/3D, Photography

Up to 30 pieces will be selected by the jurors for exhibit by the Museum at a venue to be announced.

Eligibility: Entrants must have dedicated their lives in the pursuit of interpretive, realistic, or narrative art and have created original art celebrating sport. Must be 18 years of age or older.

Entrance fee: Entry limited to up to 5 pieces per artist; $50 for one entry and an additional $10 per each additional entry. All fees are non-refundable.

Jurors: Marc Mellon (sculptor), Everett Raymond Kinstler (painter), Bruce Helander (art editor).

Awards: Medals and prize money will be awarded to the top three winners in the competition's three categories.

Three $2,500 prizes include: (1) “The Germain G. Glidden” Founder's Award for Best-in-Show;
(2 & 3) NCAA-sponsored awards in painting and in sculpture Honoring College Athletics and Academic Excellence.

While artwork depicting any sport or sport personality is considered for all other prizes, the jurors will only consider art depicting collegiate sport for the two $2,500 NCAA-sponsored awards.

For any artist submitting two or more pieces, only one can be accepted for either a cash award or exhibit-only award.

Artwork Requirements: (truncated)

  1. Art must depict or evoke sports, celebrating athletics or the athlete as a subject, whether individual or team, competitive or recreational, participant or spectator remembered or studied still life, figurative or landscape.
  2. Two- or three-dimensional
  3. 2D work must be framed or suitable for wall-hanging with usable D rings already attached and positioned appropriately. 3D work must be suitable for display in a wall case or stand. We cannot accept constructions or work requiring electricity.
  4. Size and weight limitations:
    • Sculptures: 300-pound maximum weight; maximum height 25 inches, width 18 inches, depth 18 inches
    • Framed works: Maximum size 48 inches by 48 inches framed
  5. Must be work produced by the "hand of the artist"
  6. No digital or computer art
  7. Digital photography acceptable

visit website for details: www.nationalartmuseumofsport.org/competition

Online Prospectus and Application

Form, Not Function

Deadline: February 1, 2013 (POSTMARK) or (ONLINE)

Form, Not Function
Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Quilt Art
Carnegie Center for Art & History

New Albany, IN
May 10 - July 13, 2013

Form, Not Function is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art, open to artists living in the United States. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches); other techniques and mediums may be incorporated. Works must be ready to hang on the wall, including the hanging rod. Works must be original and completed since January 1, 2009. There is no minimum or maximum size. (Gallery walls are 12 feet high. Works cannot be suspended from the ceiling.) Three-dimensional works (including those mounted on stretchers) are eligible, but must be ready to exhibit on the floor, on a pedestal or include mounting hardware for wall display.

Entry Fee: $30.00 for three works; $10.00 for each additional work.

2013 Jurors: Sue Cavanaugh, Pat DaRif, Lisa L. Kriner

Cash Awards:
$1,000 Best of Show sponsored by Carnegie Center Inc.,
$500 Award in memory of textile artist Alma Lesch sponsored by the DElvelopment Foundation
$300 Award of Excellence presented by River City Fiber Artists
$200 Award of Excellence presented by the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists
$100 Award for Political and Social Commentary
$100 Inspired by Nature Award
$50 Visitors’ Choice Award
plus additional cash Awards of Merit

Download Prospectus: www.carnegiecenter.org/ProspectusFormNotFunction2013.pdf

Online Application

Visit the website: www.carnegiecenter.org/exhibit_form

Questions? Contact Karen Gillenwater, Curator 812-944-7336 or kgillenwater@carnegiecenter.org

Carnegie Center for Art & History
201 East Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Target Gallery: 2013 Open Exhibition

Deadline: February 4, 2013 (RECEIVE)

2013 Open Exhibition
Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center

Alexandria, VA
August 3 - September 1, 2013

This is an Open Call for proposals for an exhibition in the summer of 2013. This call is open to all artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered.

Jurors: Foon Sham, Samantha May, and Morgan Hungerford West

Award: The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive a solo exhibition at the Target Gallery from August 3 - September 1, 2013. The artist/s will also receive a stipend and an exhibition catalog.

FEE: A non-refundable fee of $40.00 must accompany each entry form. (Artists may submit up to 30 images for consideration).

Works included in the proposal need not be the final works in the exhibition, but they must accurately reflect the quality, subject matter, media, quantity, and general dimensions of the Target Gallery exhibition. Artists may submit up to 30 images for consideration.

All work must be for sale. A commission of 40% will be taken on all works sold as a result of this exhibition.

Download Prospectus: www.torpedofactory.org/2013_Open_Exhibition_Prospectus.pdf

Visit website: www.torpedofactory.org

Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.838.4565x4
Email: targetgallery@torpedofactory.org

International Miniature Print Competition 2013

Deadline: February 25, 2013 (POSTMARK)

International Miniature Print Competition 2013
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Norwalk, CT
June 2 – September 1, 2013

The 9th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition and Exhibition is limited to works that are no more than four square inches (25.8 square cm). This juried exhibition and competition aims to encourage artists to explore the miniature print format. Further, it is an opportunity for artists and the public to view the current concerns of printmakers from near and far. Since its inception in 1997, the competition has attracted entries by more than 1500 artists from every continent and every state in the U.S.A.

ELIGIBILITY: All fine-art printmaking mediums, including relief, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, monotype, and original digital media. (No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible.) Only two-dimensional works will be accepted.

TOTAL IMAGE AREA: no larger than 4 square inches (25.8 square cm). For example: 1 x 4 in. (2.53 x 10.1 cm), 2 x 2 in. (5 x 5 cm), etc.
PAPER SIZE: no larger than 7.5 x 11 inches (19 x 27.9 cm)

ENTRY FEE: Each artist may submit up to three prints for a fee of $20 for CCP members*, $30 for non-members and $40 for international entries (international entry fee includes return postage**). Two additional entries will be accepted for an additional fee of $10 each. The fee must accompany the entry form.

* Artist membership in CCP is $60 a year; join online at www.contemprints.org
** International entries submitted by three or more artists in the same package may be eligible for a discounted fee on return postage. Email jakers@contemprints.org for details

JUROR: JAN HOWARD, Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI, 2000-present.

PRIZES AND AWARDS: Cash prizes and purchase awards will be made by the juror.

SALES: All prints must be for sale. CCP will retain a commission of 50% on all works sold.

Download Prospectus and Entry Form: www.contemprints.org/miniprint_13_prospectus_j.pdf

Visit website for more information: www.contemprints.org

Questions: Tel. 203.899.7999 | Fax 203.899.7997
Email: info@contemprints.org

International Miniature Print Competition
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Mathews Park
299 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850 U.S.A.

Art and the Urban Garden

Deadline: March 1, 2013 (ONLINE)

Art and the Urban Garden
Lillstreet Art Center

Chicago, IL
May 3 – June 2, 2013

After the overwhelming success of its first year, Lillstreet Gallery is pleased to announce its second annual “Art and the Urban Garden” exhibition.

Clay, fabric, wood, glass, and metal workers alike are invited to submit pieces for possible inclusion to the exhibition.

With last year’s show spanning planters, pots, birdhouses, lanterns, flags, sculptures and benches, Lillstreet is excited to welcome another series of innovative, ecologically- minded art to the gallery.

All mediums and processes are welcome and live botanicals will be present at the exhibition.

Entry Fee: $15 (nonrefundable)

Visit website: http://lillstreetgallery.com/opportunities/call-for-proposals/

Apply online via slideroom: http://lillstreet.slideroom.com/

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Manifest Artist Residency Award

Deadline: April 9, 2013 (ONLINE), (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Manifest Artist Residency Award
Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

Cincinnati, OH
2013/2014 Residency

Artists are invited to submit complete applications to Manifest's Manifest Artist Residency program (MAR). Applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis.

The program is open for application by any serious emerging or established artist, including recent graduates from college art programs. It will benefit Manifest's community by providing exposure to the often unseen working space and practices of artists, serving to eliminate some boundaries to contemporary art making which currently may divide the everyday public from the fine visual arts.

The ideal candidate for the award of the program may be working in any media or genre, but would also make reasonable use of the available life-drawing sessions even if this is ancillary activity to their primary work. Suitability for teaching will be considered, but will not be a primary factor in the selection process.

One artist will be selected as the recipient of the MAR award which consists of the following:
  • Free 24/7 use of a private studio consisting of approximately five hundred square feet of studio and display space (two north-lit rooms and a hallway) for a period of one year (including nominal utilities).
  • Free Drawing League Membership at Manifest Drawing Center which provides access to approximately 250 hours of life drawing sessions through weekly Open Figure and quarterly Drawing Marathon offerings.
  • The artist will be given the consideration for teaching courses in our studio program, for pay, during the course of the residency. This will be contingent upon suitability and qualifications, as well as course enrollment, and will be determined by the Director of the Drawing Center.
  • Regular public exposure of artwork and studio during Manifest exhibit receptions to over 1500 members of the public.
  • The opportunity to submit to any and all of Manifest’s calls for entry for which the artist is eligible, including solo show proposals, with the entry fees waived for all submissions. Works submitted by the Resident Artist will still be juried through the blind jury process used for all Manifest projects.

The resident artist will be selected by a committee comprised of internal staff, board members, and academic/professional advisors.

Media/Genre: Open to artists working in any traditional and non-traditional genre and media.

Submission Fee: Each application must be accompanied by a $30 non-refundable submission fee.

Online Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/mar/index.html

Online Application Form: http://www.manifestgallery.org/mar/application.html

Questions can be emailed to Jason Franz about the Manifest

Manifest Creative Research Gallery
2727 Woodburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Manifest Creative Research Gallery: Call for Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: June 1, 2013 (ONLINE), (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE) & (ONGOING)

Call for Submissions
Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

Cincinnati, OH
SEASON 10 - 2013/2014

Solo, Two-person, Group and Concept Submissions

Manifest is eager to receive proposals of various types. And accepts these on an ongoing basis, reviewing them starting in early June in consideration for the upcoming season.

Eligibility: Anyone can submit a proposal. Artists should bear in mind the need for a consistent and very strong body of work when submitting.

Media/Genre: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media. Manifest sets out to survey, locate, exhibit, and document excellent quality amongst all types of art. Our record of showing a broad mix speaks for itself. If it's good, we want to see it, and if possible show it.

Jury and Curator: Manifest's main selection process involves a complex two-part system. Most exhibits are juried by an anonymous 9-12 member panel of professional and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise. The jury then passes along their recommendations to the exhibit curator who will make the final selections from the jury-approved pool. Solo proposals are handled in a similar but smaller scale way. While artists may provide a specific goal for an exhibit, the final selection and layout of works will be determined by a Manifest curator in consultation with the artist.

Types of proposals:

- Solo exhibits

- Two person exhibits

- Group shows

- Curatorial project (call for entries proposal by curator)

Submission Fee: Each proposal must be accompanied by a $30 non-refundable submission fee. Number of works is not limited.

Visit website for online Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/proposals/index.html

Online Proposal Form

e-mail info@manifestgallery.org with questions

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
P.O. Box 6218
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Book Paper Scissors

Deadline: Extended to November 16, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Original Deadline: November 9, 2012

Book Paper Scissors
Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library

Philadelphia, PA
December 8, 2012

Deadline extension information via: Valeria Kremser

One of our Signature Events, Book Paper Scissors is an annual celebration of book arts, printmaking, and paper crafts, hosted by the Free Library, and featuring a variety of artists as well as educational workshops.

We are doing things a bit different this year. We are asking for 2 images for marketing purposes and to make a guide to the vendors at the fair, and we are offering an online payment option.

You can still mail in your form and check as usual, or you can e-mail your form to events@philadelphiacenterforthebook.org and then receive a Paypal request for payment. You do not have to have a Paypal account, you can pay using your debit or credit card.

You also have the option to renew your membership via PayPal. Memberships renewed at this time are good through December 2013.

Download Application for Artists Book Fair: http://www.philadelphiacenterforthebook.org/BPS-Registration-2012.pdf

Visit website for more information: http://www.philadelphiacenterforthebook.org


Hello Readers:

Normally, we like to post with at least one month of lead time but this week we have several new items that have very short windows for reply. These are great opportunities so we wanted to make sure they were included on our site.

Highlight of the Week: 360 XOCHI QUETZAL. This is a Free Artist Residency in Central Mexico. Need I say more?

As always my friends, more to come.

All the best,

Elise N.

12 X 12 Exhibition

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE) & (EMAIL)
November 12, 2012 for discounted application fee
December 3, 2012

12X12 Exhibition
National Juried Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Arts
Todd Art Gallery

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
January 17, 2013 to February 14, 2013

The 12X12 exhibition will be juried and comprised of works that do not exceed 12'X12"X12". There are no media restrictions. Artists must be at least 18 years of age and works must have been completed in the last two years. The exhibition is closed to current students, staff, and faculty of Middle Tennessee State University. Works previously exhibited at MTSU are ineligible. Works should not exceed 12" in any dimension including base and/or frame.

CALENDAR (truncated)
November 12, 2012-Deadline for discounted application fee ($30.00 for up to three entries)
December 3, 2012-All entries and fees must be received by this date ($40.00 for up to three entries
December 14, 2012-Artists will be notified of the status of their entries

PROVOST'S AWARD, $1,000.00, Sponsored by University Provost Dr. Brad Bartel
DEAN'S AWARD, 4500.00, sponsored by the MTSU College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Mark Byrnes, dean
DEPARTMENT OF ART AWARD,$400.00, sponsored by the MTSU Department of Art, Jean Nagy, Chair
AWARD(s) OF MERIT, (up to five)

Jochen Wierich is Curator of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville.

Visit website for complete details including links to online application:12 X 12 Exhibition

Eric V. Snyder
Director, Todd Art Gallery
Department of Art
Middle Tennessee State University
tel: 615.898.5653 or 615.898.1455
email: eric.snyder@mtsu.edu


Deadline: November 17, 2012 (ONLINE)

A Free Artist Residency in Central Mexico
Deborah Kruger

December 20, 2012 to January 20, 2013

This is a FREE one-month residency. Your residency also includes wi-fi, local phone service, weekly maid service and all utilities. You will only be responsible for your food, laundry, entertainment, transportation, and local calls over the minimum allowed. You are responsible for your travel to and from the Guadalajara International airport, which is just 25 minutes from Chapala. We can arrange for someone to pick you up and take you to the airport.

ELIGIBILITY: We base our selections on artists who demonstrate artistic accomplishment, a well-conceived residency project, indication that this residency will make a significant impact and evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the developing world. National and international artists, writers and new media creatives over the age of 25 are welcome to apply.

COMMUNITY: Chapala and nearby Ajijic have dozens of cafes and galleries, art openings, and hundreds of artists to connect or study with. Everything you need is within walking distance and our bus service is frequent and inexpensive. This is a safe place to live and work and the house is secure.

NON-DISCRIMINATION: 360 Xochi Quetzal encourages applications from artists of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, HIV status, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

RESIDENCY DATES: Our first free one-month residency will begin December 20th, 2012 and continue through January 20, 2013. There is some flexibility with the dates. Our next residency will be in April/May 2013, dates to be announced.

APPLICATION FEE: Our application fee is $36.00 US and there are discounts for members of certain artist organizations.

DEADLINE AND NOTIFICATION: Applications through CAFÉ will be accepted through midnight Mountain Time, November 17, 2012. Applicants will be notified no later than December 1. 2012.

Full details at CAFÉ

Also, visit Deborah Kruger's website for details including photos: http://www.deborahkruger.com/1/art-residency.html

Fabric Design Contest

Deadline: November 20, 2012 (ONLINE)

Fabric Design Contest
The Nasher Museum

Durham, NC
December 6, 2012

The Cone sisters (Claribel and Etta) were the beneficiaries of the Cone textile empire in North Carolina, and loved surrounding themselves with lush fabrics and textures. Their couches overflowed with pillows covered in multicolored fabrics; they collected fabrics and laces from around the world. Many of their beloved Matisse paintings also featured bright colors and bold patterns.

The Nasher Museum has partnered with Spoonflower, a Durham-based company, to hold a contest with the goal of designing a textile that would look at home in a Matisse painting (view examples in new window). Please do NOT recreate a textile in the images, but instead, create a new design with the color palette below. The top ten designs will be featured at a First Thursday and Art for All events at the Nasher Museum on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

For more information about the contest, and how to design, print and sell original fabric designs, visit Spoonflower.

More about the contest, the Cone Sisters and Matisse

HOLIDAY BAZAAR Española Valley Fiber Arts Center

Deadline: December 1, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC
Española, NM
December 15 - 16 & 22 - 23, 2012

EVFAC is opening our gallery to sister guild members, friends, neighbors & fellow fiber artists. The HOLIDAY BAZAAR is a special sales opportunity for EVFAC members and fiber enthusiasts throughout New Mexico who are new to selling their work in the EVFAC Consignment Gallery.

The focus is on fiber-related products, including tree ornaments and stocking stuffers. There will be no individual booth spaces; instead we are using our open gallery space with related items grouped in themed areas.

Several drawings for free prizes will be held both weekends of the bazaar.

Guidelines: (truncated)

• All items are sold on consignment. Seller sets the selling price in consideration of this. 70% of selling price goes to seller; 30% goes to EVFAC.
• Artist need not be present during the weekends to make sales. EVFAC staff will be making sales on the artist’s behalf at the prices set by the artist.
• All items should be properly tagged and prepared for display
• Each participant will be asked to donate a small item for entry into free drawings.
• Payment for items sold will be made in January 2013 to the seller.
• Seller must pick up or arrange for pick up of unsold holiday items by December 31.

Entry for this show is free for EVFAC members and a $20 fee for non-members.

Artists are responsible for delivering their own items to the show location by December 1, 2012.

Download Application Form with Guidelines: http://www.evfac.org/2012holidaybazaar-form-rev1.pdf

For more information call 505-747-3577 or email info@evfac.org

Website: www.evfac.org

Española Valley Fiber Arts Center
325 Paseo de Oñate
Española, NM 87532

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

Deadline: December 7, 2012 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

Bethesda Fine Arts Festiva
Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc.
Bethesda, Maryland
May 11 & 12, 2013

The festival will be held in downtown Bethesda, a lively urban area renowned for its restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The Bethesda Urban Partnership, a non-profit organization that markets and maintains downtown Bethesda as well as manages the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, will manage the festival.

Eligible Work
All original fine art and fine craft is eligible, including but not limited to: jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and furniture. All work must be created by the artist. No mass-produced, commercially manufactured work, or work manufactured from kits or molds are eligible.

Show Guidelines (truncated)
  • 130 booth spaces are available. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District advisory committee will select artists.
  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Artists must be present throughout the festival.
  • Artists may apply in more than one category; however, they may sell work only in the category in which they have been accepted.
  • Reproductions of original work are permitted, but must be displayed in browse bins ONLY. No framed reproductions are allowed.
  • The festival will take place rain or shine.
  • All artists must provide their own tent and weights. Booth tents must be white and your display must be professional.

A three-member panel of jurors will select award winners from on-site evaluation on Saturday, May 11. Winners will be announced on Sunday, May 12.
Best in Show – $1,000
Three Jurors’ Choice Awards: Two Dimensional Work – $250 each
Three Jurors’ Choice Awards: Three Dimensional Work – $250 each

Booth Fees
Standard 10' x 10'..........$425
Deluxe 10' x 20'............$850

Non-refundable Application Fee: $30

Download Prospectus & Application: http://www.bethesda.org/1_BFAF-App-FORM_2013.pdf

For more information, contact Catriona Fraser at 301-718-9651 or e-mail cfraser@bethesda.org or visit website: www.bethesda.org/arts-festival-application

Bethesda Urban Partnership
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814