Friday, May 03, 2013

Slate as Muse

Deadline: September 30, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Slate as Muse
National Juried Exhibition

Curated by Serena Kovalosky
Slate Valley Museum
Granville, New York
June 6 – November 1, 2014

In celebration of the history of the slate industry in the Slate Valley region of northeastern New York and western Vermont, the Slate Valley Museum and Artful Vagabond Productions are inviting artists from throughout the continental United States to submit artwork for consideration in a juried exhibition entitled Slate as Muse, curated by Serena Kovalosky. The goal of the exhibition is to integrate the visual arts into the museum experience, providing visitors with unique perspectives of slate in a variety of artistic mediums and styles.

Participating artists will be invited to offer workshops and artist talks that are relevant to the show’s theme. Photography and plein air painting workshops to area quarries, slate carving workshops or other related programs will be offered to visitors throughout the five-month exhibition period in addition to an invitation for visitors to explore the scenic Slate Valley countryside which extends along the northeastern New York/Vermont border.

Eligibility: Open to all professional artists in the continental United States.

Media: Painting, sculpture, drawing, pastel, photography, digital art, mixed media and assemblage will be considered. Two-dimensional work must be framed in a professional manner with appropriate hanging hardware in place. No sawtooth hangers will be accepted. Three dimensional work must be properly and securely mounted.

Size Limitations: Maximum dimensions: 6 feet x 10 feet.

Theme: Artists will use slate as their muse to produce works of art that transcend the material. Three-dimensional artists will present sculptural work using slate as their primary medium while two-dimensional artists will feature slate as the subject of their work or use it as a medium to form their imagery. The original provenance of the slate used in the artwork will be at the discretion of the artist. Accepted artists are encouraged to share information on the provenance and any noteworthy “story” accompanying the acquisition or history of the slate, which will be included in the exhibition write-ups and publicity. Images and/or video may accompany the story.

Jury Criteria: All art must be original work that is designed and executed by the accepted artist. Artwork will be judged on artistic merit, an innovative reflection on slate as the subject and/or medium, and technical craftsmanship. The exhibition will focus on interesting and innovative uses of slate.

Submission Fee of $20 for up to three images, plus $5 for each additional image. Three dimensional artists may include one additional image of an alternate view of each submitted work at no charge. Submission fees are non-refundable.

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Slate Valley Museum
17 Water Street
Granville, NY 12832
Phone: 518-642-1417

Beneath the Covers

Two Deadlines:

May 15, 2013 (POSTMARK)
May 17, 2013 (HAND DELIVERY) or (ONLINE)

Beneath the Covers
The Foundry Art Centre

Saint Charles, MO
June 28 - September 27, 2013

Beneath The Covers

A juried exhibition exploring the artistic possibilities of one-of-a-kind, handmade books, altered books, and book objects. Work must share the three-dimensional quality of a traditional book but can be sculptural, alternative and/or experimental in nature.

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 work.

Books in all media forms will be considered. A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration.

Artists may submit up to three works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35.
Foundry Art Centre members may submit up to three works for a non-refundable fee of $24.

M.J. GOERKE considers a book construction as something designed and made by hand; self-contained as a traditional paged book or as a sculptural piece to house the book. Likewise, book deconstruction is just as important, as the entire contents of a book can be emptied to transform the piece. M.J.'s work is in many corporate and private collections, including the ArtColle Museum in Sergines, France and the Internal Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction in Mexico.


Going Solo Award in Gallery III OR $750

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

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


Deadline: May 18, 2013 (RECEIVE)


Missouri Fiber Artists Members’ Exhibit
St. Louis University Museum of Art
St. Louis, MO
August 23 – October 6, 2013

A MoFA (Missouri Fiber Artists) members’ exhibit, we continue our exploration of fibers’ materials and forms in relationship with the artists’ written concept.

  • Open to MoFA members. Join through the website:
  • Artists may submit up to 3 fiber works.
  • Limit size to 48”W x 60”H. No ceiling installed work.
  • Work must have been completed in the past 2 years, and not shown within the St. Louis area.
  • All pieces must be artist’s original design.
  • Pieces must fit through a standard door. No perishable organic material.

Janice Nesser-Chu, Chair, Art & Humanities Dept. & Asst. Professor of Art St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley.

Entry fee is non-refundable, $25 for 3 entries, current MoFA members only. Join through the website:

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MoFA (Missouri Fiber Artists)

We are weavers, basket makers, spinners, knitters, quilters, paper makers, surface designers and more!

While we have varying interests and levels of expertise, we enthusiastically share the goal of increasing the public awareness of fiber art as we explore, create and share.

We encourage all who love fiber art to become active members of Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA), whether you reside in the state of Missouri or beyond.

Alexandria Museum of Art 26th Annual September Competition

Deadline: May 31, 2013 (POSTMARK) or (HAND DELIVERY) or (EMAIL)

26th Annual September Competition

Alexandria Museum of Art
Alexandria, LA
September 6, 2013 to November 23, 2013

The 26th Annual September Competition presented by the Alexandria Museum of Art (AMoA) is a national juried exhibition highlighting contemporary art practices in all media from around the country.

  • Visual artists over age 18 working in all media, including but not limited to painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, video, textile art, and printmaking are invited to submit.
  • All artworks MUST be original, created by the person who enters the competition, and completed in the last two years (2011 or later).
  • Artists working in experimental media are encouraged to submit entries for judging.

Fee: Non-refundable $35 entry fee for 2 entries, $20 per additional entry.

Rules: Submissions must be postmarked, emailed, or delivered by midnight on Friday, May 31, 2013.

 Video entries must be submitted in DVD format not to exceed 30 minutes
 No work should exceed seven feet (84”) in any direction or 200 lbs. Entries exceeding these limitations will be automatically disqualified.
 Entries will be juried only by digital images emailed or sent on CDs mailed to AMoA
 Artist statements must be in digital format and should not exceed 100 words (for catalog use only, not available to juror before selected)
 Artists are responsible for paying for shipping of artwork both ways
 Submitted artworks must be available for the duration of the exhibition
 Substitutions for selected artworks will not be accepted
 If digital entries on CDs or DVDs are not correctly representative of work chosen, AMoA has the right to exclude them from the exhibition.

Download Prospectus: September_Competition_Call_for_Artists_2013

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Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second Street
Alexandria, LA 71301

Complexity: International Juried Exhibit

Deadline: November 18, 2013 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

International Juried Exhibit

Sponsored by Complex Weavers
The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska
April 7 – May 9, 2014

Complex Weavers announces its biennial international juried exhibit featuring works employing complex weave structures interlacing threads and fibers in ways beyond plain weave. Complex weaving is defined by the cloth produced and the mind it took to create it, not by the equipment used. There is no requirement that the work must be woven on a minimum number of shafts or on a Jacquard loom. Works with historic inspiration and interpretations are welcome.

  1. All Complex Weavers members and students at accredited colleges and universities may submit entries.
  2. Non-member artists may join Complex Weavers ( by the submission date and submit entries.
  3. Students must provide proof of full-time current registration. Students are not required to be members of Complex Weavers.
  4. All entries will be evaluated by three jurors.
  5. Each artist may submit three works. All work must be original, not executed under supervision and completed after July, 2012.
  6. Weight of each work must not exceed 25 lbs (11.4 kg) including hanging and display hardware per work.
  7. Submissions must not have been previously published in any printed publication prior to submission.
  8. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibit.
  9. The exhibit may travel to other venues and extend beyond May 30, 2014.

A. Apparel and Accessories
B. Yardage (width between 18” (45.7 cm) and 30” (76.2 cm); length between 60” (1.5 meters) and 96” (2.44 meters) Raw edges must be hemmed.
C. 2-dimensional art and home furnishings (48" x 48" [122 x 122 cm] maximum)
D. 3-dimensional art and home furnishings (12" x 24" x 12" [30 cm x 60 cm x 30 cm] maximum)

Complex Weavers will present Best of Show, First, Second, Third, a $300 special award for excellent college or university student work, and the coveted CW Award. Awards will be presented at the curator’s discretion. Additional awards may be available.

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Questions? Contact Sandra Hutton via telephone 719-488-3716 (US Mountain Time) or email

The Artist as Quiltmaker*

Deadline extended to December 20, 2013
Deadline: December 6, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (ONLINE)

The Artist as Quiltmaker

16th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts
Presented by The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
Oberlin, Ohio
May 11 – July 27, 2014

The Artist as Quiltmaker, the second-longest-running art-quilt exhibition in the world, was founded in 1984 by quilt historian Ricky Clark.

FAVA deliberately chooses not to define 'quilt,' thereby encouraging both established and emerging artists to submit innovative artwork, pushing boundaries and challenging expectations, whether they use traditional or non-traditional techniques or materials.

 Artists living in the U.S. or Canada may submit up to three entries.
 Innovative two- and three-dimensional quilts are invited.
 Work must be completed after December 2011.
 Collaborative works are invited. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
 Artwork must be an original design/concept and not created in a class or workshop. Student work is accepted if created outside the classroom and without an instructor’s guidance.
 Maximum height or width is 108”.

Tina Cassara, Professor/Chair, Fibers and Material Studies Cleveland Institute of Art

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Ruta Marino, Artist and Curator

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
39 S. Main Street
Oberlin OH 44074
Phone: 440.774.7158

Founded in 1979, FAVA is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing public appreciation of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational and community activities. FAVA presents a full season of invitational exhibits, regional and national juried shows, an annual members’ show, and art classes for adults and children. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.