Saturday, August 24, 2013

...and The Beat Goes On

Hello Friends:

We just added sixteen (16) new items! No, it's not a record but it is a lot. Please note the FEATURED POST for today: The 43rd Mid-States Art Exhibition

Thanks to the eagle eyes of a Fabulous Subscriber to the Newsletter, we also made a correction to the Pfister Artist in Residence link. Here's the permalink if you'd like to review the entire posting:

That's all for now. We'll be back next week with more fiber goodness. Yum!


Elise N.

Bunbury Patchwork & Quilting 2014

Deadline: March 10, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Bunbury Patchwork & Quilting 2014
International Quilt Challenge

Stirling Street Arts Centre
Bunbury, Western Australia
29th & 30th March 2014

Rules and Conditions (truncated)
  1. The theme of the challenge is Nautical. The quilt should be your interpretation of this theme.
  2. Participants must use at least 75% of the challenge fabric on the front of the quilt. The Challenge fabric must be a part of the main design, not in the borders or bindings, and must remain unchanged in anyway, ie not overdyed, bleached, frayed, or covered with sheer fabric.
  3. There is no limit to the number of fabrics you may use. Embellishments such as beads, embroidery, ribbons, lace etc may also be added.
  4. Any shaped quilt is accepted so long as the maximum length on any side so no more than 80cm (31 1/2 in). This includes the length of tassels or any embellishments that are hanging off the edge of the quilt.
  5. Your entry must be a quilt (3 layers held together with stitching or tied).
  6. The quilt must be solely the work of the entrant. Please acknowledge the designer if it is not an original design.
  7. The name of the quilt and your name must be on the back of the quilt. Please include a hanging sleeve approx 10cm wide but do not send a hanger.
  8. An artist statement of approx 30 words must be included with your Entry Form.
  9. All quilts will be judged by West Australian Quilters Association accredited judges.
  10. Closing date for entries is 10th March 2014. Quilts must arrive on or before this date with Entry Form attached.

The quilts will be on display at our quilt show to be held at Stirling Street Arts Centre, Bunbury on 29th & 30th March 2014. Quilts may travel to be exhibited at other venues and will be returned to entrants as soon as possible after the displays. Ins


A Challenge kit containing rules, entry form, challenge fabric, and list of prizes can be obtained from Helen Wheeler at PO Box 1669 Busselton Western Australia 6280 or email

Kit cost $10.00AUD. Those wishing to participate are requested to forward their $10.00AUD by cheque or made out to Bunbury Patchwork and Quilting Group, o r Money Order made out to Helen Wheler, or contact Helen for direct deposit details.

Overseas participates also need to contact Helen as different payment arrangement applies.

Visit website for complete details:

Stirling Street Arts Centre
Cnr Charles & Stirling Streets
PO box 119 Bunbury 6231
Telephone: 97911256
Facsimile: 97912532

UNTITLED/UNJURIED: small format tapestry 2014

Deadline: January 31, 2014 (ONLINE) or (POSTMARK)

UNTITLED/UNJURIED: small format tapestry 2014
American Tapestry Alliance

University of Rhode Island
Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery
Providence, RI
July 8 – August 8, 2014

UNTITLED/UNJURIED is open to all artists working with hand woven tapestry. We invite entries not only from artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes. Multimedia work is welcome as along as the primary technique is tapestry. The size of the tapestry may not exceed 10" x 10" x 1" deep (25cm x 25cm x 2.5cm). Artists may submit only one piece. Group challenges and mentoring pairs are encouraged. Work must be original, executed by the entrant, of recent completion and not shown in a prior ATA show.

UNTITLED/UNJURIED will hang at URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery, July 8 – August 8, 2014. Your tapestry must be available for the duration of the exhibit. The entry form is due January 31, 2014. The tapestry, and an image of the tapestry is due March 31, 2014.

Entry Fees $35.00 (US Dollars) The entry fee includes a catalog and the cost of return shipping.

ATA will produce a catalog for the show and every participant will receive a copy. Artists will be responsible for providing the image for the catalog. Catalogs will be sent to the participants along with the tapestries at the end of the show.

Download Entry Form:

View Online Entry Form:

Visit website for additional details:

Contact Janet Austin:; 401.885.5595

patCHquilt 2014

Deadline: December 14, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

patCHquilt "Thread Tension"
Association of Swiss Quilters

Solothurn, Switzerland
8 to 11 May 2014

Terms and Conditions: (truncated)
- Participation is open to members of patCHquilt.
- Only a quilt be registered per person.
- Size: Page width 60 - 120 cm Side length 80 - 150 cm
- The Year of the quilt must not be before 2012.
- The quilt must be designed and made by the same person and needs to be based on a traditional block.
- The work may not be published prior to the show, not even on websites or in blogs.
- Non-traditional media acceptable, but the quilt has to be flexible (Not wood, no frames, etc). Sharp objects are not allowed.
- The quilt must consist of at least two layers with continuous stitches are connected.
- On the back of each quilt must have a hanging sleeve.
- Bottom right on the back of the quilt has a fabric label with title, size of the quilt, as well as the name and address of the artist.
- For the application we need a completed application form and two digital Photos of the quilt.
- The works for the exhibition will be selected by a professional jury.
- The quilts can be sold. A commission of 20% goes to patCHquilt.
- The works are insured during the exhibition.
- The registration fee per participant is £25
- Please complete registration with pictures until 14.12.2013 to Barbara Heller, Schanzstrasse 17, 8196 Wil or by e-mail to The Registration is only valid if the payment of the registration fee at patCHquilt is received.

Download Prospectus in German: (No English Version on the site)
Use an online translator to translate to English.


Visit website for Membership Information and more (English version available on site):

Place des Arts: Call for Proposals

Deadline: November 3, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Call for Proposals
Place des Arts

Coquitlam, BC
2014-2015 Exhibition Season

Place des Arts offers gallery and gift shop display space where local emerging artists and art groups may exhibit and sell their works. Artists living in British Columbia who are not represented by a professional gallery are considered local, emerging artists.

Place des Arts welcomes submissions in 2D and 3D media and techniques including fibre arts, sculpture, painting, photography, prints and drawings; we are not able to accommodate multimedia work at this time.

As Place des Arts is also a teaching arts centre, exhibiting artists are encouraged to offer talks and / or demonstrations during their exhibitions.

Guidelines and Selection Criteria: (truncated)

The Place des Arts Exhibition Committee will review proposals and recommend selected artists based on the following criteria:
• Artworks must be original and recent (created within the past two years).
• Artists must not have exhibited at Place des Arts within the previous three years.
• Artworks must not have previously been exhibited at Place des Arts.
• Quality of artworks (materials, technique, style).
• Originality and creativity (subject matter/media/technique).
• Successful candidates must be able to present work ready to hang (properly framed or stretched with finished sides and properly wired for hanging).

Please note: Place des Arts is a non-profit arts education facility, not a professional gallery. Our mandate is to support local emerging artists by providing exhibition opportunities and exposure.

Download Proposal Package and Submission Guidelines:

Visit website:

For more information about exhibiting at Place des Arts
Call 604.664.1636 ext 32
Email: mchan [at]

Call for Exhibition Proposals: Rio Gallery and Alice Gallery

Deadline: October 1, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL) or (HAND DELIVERY) or (DROPBOX)

2014 Exhibition Proposal
Rio Gallery
Alice Gallery

Salt Lake City, UT
2014 Season

The Rio & Alice Galleries were created as a service to Utah artists. They provide a free venue for emerging as well as established artists to collaborate on exhibits, participate in the process of producing an exhibit, and educate the community through their art. Both galleries participate in the monthly Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and host public receptions on Gallery Stroll evenings.

We welcome proposals from artists, arts organizations, and independent curators age 18 and over. These include small group shows of two to eight artists or curated/juried exhibits. All mediums are accepted. At this time we only accept group proposals -- no solo exhibits. All work must be original -- no reproductions.

REQUIREMENTS (truncated)
• Proposal Form
• Exhibition description and/or group statement
• List of all artists proposed
• Resume or C.V. of curator and bios for participating artists.
• Digital images of proposed work for exhibition, or recent work that is representative.

Proposals will be accepted August 1- October 1, 2013. You can mail, email, or drop proposals off in person.
For large files we recommend using Do not drop off original work -- materials will not be returned.

Download Proposal Guidelines & Application:

Visit websites:

Laura Durham
Visual Arts Manager
300 S Rio Grande St SLC, UT 84101

New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future

Deadline: October 1, 2013 (ONLINE)

Call for Papers
New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future
Textile Society of America’s 14th Biennial Symposium

Los Angeles, California
September 10 - September 14, 2014

TSA’s 14th Biennial Symposium will take place in Los Angeles, California at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). To encourage the maximum amount of scholarly interchange, TSA has devised a new format for 2014, and plans to hold two days of multiple, concurrent sessions at UCLA on Thursday and Friday, as well as a full day of plenary sessions at LACMA on Saturday. In addition to the sessions, there will be a series of dynamic pre- and post-conference workshops and study tours to local and regional art institutions and collections, receptions, special programs and awards ceremony.

The theme of the symposium: New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future, focuses on change and innovation in textiles in the past, and looks at the state of the field of textiles, textile study and production, today and for the future. Where have we been and where are we going? What are the moments that encapsulate change, shifts in direction for cultures, technology, creativity and knowledge?

Papers are welcome that address ancient, contemporary or future-thinking ideas and works; focused studies on individual textiles, makers, innovators, groups, cultures, or regions; or addressing material from new perspectives. The symposium sessions will be held at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Visit website for more information and to submit online:

Place des Arts: Positively Petite

Deadline: October 20, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Positively Petite
Place des Arts Annual Miniature Exhibition

Coquitlam, British Columbia
November 14 – December 20, 2013

Place des Arts seeks artists who create things small and beautiful for its annual Positively Petite exhibition.

Guidelines (truncated)
• New artists will have their submissions reviewed and juried by Place des Arts
• Each artist may submit up to 8 original, signed works in any media
• Quality of work must be demonstrated in the use of media, technique, style and final presentation
• Artworks must meet the following size criteria:

2D Artworks – image no larger than 12” square (77 cm2) (l x w) (ex: 3” x 4” = 12” square; 6” x 2” = 12” square)
frames no larger than 100” square (645cm2) (ex: 10 x 10 = 100” square; 4” x 25” = 100” square)

3D Artworks– no larger than 36” cubed (590cm3) (l x h x w); no one dimension may exceed 4.5” (11.5 cm)

• All artwork must be ready to hang and/or display
• All artwork is required to be for sale. Place des Arts will retain 30% of the retail price
• Artwork that is sold may be replaced by the artist with no additional entry fee
• Artwork must be well considered and appropriate for a public art centre

Download Submission Package:

Visit website:

Eye on the D: Seeing Detroit with New Eyes

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

September 2, 2013
September 6, 2013 (Late)

Eye on the D: Seeing Detroit with New Eyes

Women's Caucus for Art Michigan
555 Gallery
Detroit, MI
November 1-21, 2013

Eye on the D: Seeing Detroit with New Eyes focuses on the rich multi-textured character of the city of Detroit in the midst of radical change. Whether it’s the current physical landscape, evolving neighborhoods or political makeup, show us evidence of a re-imagined terrain. What is the next chapter in the story of this quintessential American city, or what whispers not to be forgotten? Detroit’s historic artistic achievements are monumental - the architecture of Albert Kahn and Eliel Saarinen, the auto industry’s design revolution, the public murals of Diego Rivera and the intensely personal work of Frida Kahlo, the music of Motown and Hip Hop.

Recent creative momentum has given voice to a new vision of the city in this post-Fordian post-modern era and gained national and international attention. How do you see the city of the future, the city in your imagination, what inspires you about Detroit? Last year the Michigan Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art gave a Detroit Art Tour for attendees of the National WCA Summer Board Meeting. Response was so great that the Michigan Chapter organized this exhibition to instigate a national response to our city, and to hear from artists from around Michigan and especially from Detroit about how they see this time of crisis and regeneration.

Eligibility: All self-defined women artists may submit up to 3 works of any medium.

Detroit artists Bethany Shorb and Cynthia Greig

For complete information and to submit work go to:

Visit WCA website:

Visit WCA Michigan blog:

WCA Mission
The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism.

We are committed to
• recognizing the contributions of women in the arts

• providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development

• expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women

• supporting local, national, and global art activism

• advocating for equity in the arts for all

918 Letterpress Ephemera Show

Deadline: September 5, 2013 (ONLINE)

918 Letterpress Ephemera Show
Samford University Art Gallery

Birmingham, AL
October 18 to November 29, 2013

Ephemera is defined as any transitory written or printed matter not meant to be retained or preserved. Examples of letterpress printed ephemera include: posters, greeting cards, pamphlets, postcards, tickets and zines.

The name of this show is based on the fact that letterpress wood and metal type is made .918 inches tall.

To submit your work for consideration in the 918 Letterpress Ephemera Show please use the submission form. There is no cost to submit.

We must receive all digitally submitted work by 9.5.2013 and notification of acceptance will go out on 9.18.2013.

International entries are welcome and encouraged.

If your work is accepted in the show, it will become part of the permanent collection at Samford University. The work will be used to help inspire students for years to come. We also have some great prizes you can win. Everyone in the show will receive a 918 Letterpress Show Poster.


1st place – $100
3 honorable mentions – pack of 10 letterpress greeting cards ($50 value)
Everyone – will receive a 918 Letterpress Show Poster

What to enter

You can enter any letterpress printed ephemera such as greeting cards, posters, pamphlets, postcards, tickets and zines. Hand set type, photopolymer, wood cuts, and lino cuts are all welcome entries. No framed or matted work will be accepted.

Jurors: Paul Moxon, Sarah Bryant and Scott Fisk

Work will be judged on: 1) uniqueness 2) quality of craftsmanship and printing. This is a juried show. Read about the jury.

You may submit up to four works for consideration.

Submit only quality .jpg images that can be used in our exhibition catalog. Images must be between 400k and 4meg in size. Please name your image with the title and your last name (example: title_lastname.jpg).

Visit website for complete details:

43rd Mid-States Art Exhibition

Deadline: September 8, 2013 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

43rd Mid-States Art Exhibition
Evansville Museum of Arts History & Science

Evansville, Indiana
December 8, 2013 - January 12, 2014

Over the years, the objects collected through the Mid-States Exhibitions have created a wonderful and extensive collection of contemporary works by artists from a variety of educational backgrounds and talents. Many of the objects can be viewed in the Permanent Collection galleries of the Evansville Museum. A number of Mid-States artists have been invited to participate in other exhibitions curated by the Evansville Museum and to submit objects for the Museum Shop.

Over $10,000 in purchase and merit awards, underwritten by individuals, corporations, foundations and philanthropic organizations, will be presented at the December 14 opening reception. Purchase award-winning works will become part of the permanent collection of the Evansville Museum.

Any artist residing in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, or Tennessee may enter. All work must be original, completed within the last three years, and not previously exhibited in the Mid-States Craft Exhibition.

The competition is open for the following categories: ceramics, glass, textiles, metals, wood, enamel and mixed media. Entries must not exceed 96 inches in any direction and/or 150 pounds. Large sculpture should be weatherproofed for outdoor display. No entry that requires the artist to be present for moving or assembly will be accepted.


$20.00 fee entitles entrant to submit up to TWO entries.

Download Prospectus: 43rd_Mid-tates_Craft_Prospectus.pdf

Visit website for more details:

For more information write, email or call:

Art Committee
Evansville Museum of Arts History & Science
411 S.E. Riverside Drive
Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098
Phone: 812-425-2406 ext. 238
Fax: 812-421-7509

One Church Street Gallery: Pinpoint

Deadline: September 9, 2013 (RECEIVE)

One Church Street Gallery

Great Missenden, Bucks
United Kingdom
October 12, 2013 to November 9, 2013

One Church Street Gallery invites submissions of small-scale textile works for exhibition of no larger than 20x20x20cm. The selectors are seeking a breadth of approach in the construction or application of cloth and thread. Works that express a sustained conversation with materials, whether with, through or about textiles, are encouraged. These can cross the boundaries of art practice, and may incorporate any element of textile material, technique or process.

Sculptural, experimental, 2D and 4D works are envisaged in this exciting exhibition of miniature pieces. The gallery is very interested in that delicate space which artists navigate between fine craft and fine art.

Media: Any media may be used except hazardous materials.

Finished works may be in 2, 3 or 4D; freestanding, hanging or wall-mounted, but should be unframed and unglazed. Final dimensions should not exceed 20cm x 20cm x 20cm.

The exhibition of selected works, resulting from this submission, will be shown in the gallery from October 12th - November 9th 2013. The artist may or may not elect to offer their work for sale through the gallery. In addition the judges will select four artists who will be invited to have their own joint exhibition in the gallery in 2014.

Artists may submit images of up to 2 works for a non-refundable fee of £15.

Jury: Polly Binns, Linda Brassington, Lyndsey Keeling

Visit website for complete details:

One Church Street Gallery
1 Church St
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AX
United Kingdom
+44 1494 863344


Deadline: September 12, 2013 (ONLINE)

CRAFTBOSTON Spring& Holiday Show 2014
The Society of Arts and Crafts

The Boston Center for the Arts (Spring)
April 4-6, 2014
The Hynes Convention Center (Holiday)
December 5-7, 2014

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, Craftboston is New England’s twice-annual, premiere juried exhibition and sale of contemporary craft. Craftboston Spring and Holiday are well-established shows that draw impressive application pools and attendance. Artists are welcome to apply to one or both 2014 shows.

April 4-6, 2014

Craftboston Spring is a selective display of 90 artists housed in The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts.

December 5-7, 2014

A competitive show comprised of 200 exhibitors, Craftboston Holiday is a presented at the Hynes Convention Center.

There is only one application and one deadline to apply to both Craftboston Spring and Craftboston Holiday. Artists are prompted to select one or both shows as they complete their application.

Artists are asked to please submit a total of five (5) digital images that best represent their work. Work will be juried based on originality, execution of design, technique and craftsmanship, creative use of materials, and aesthetic qualities.

Craftboston strongly encourages both established and emerging artists to apply. Artists who are new to Craftboston will receive special signage and recognition in the program guide and on the show website.

Before applying, please make sure your work meets the following criteria:
  1. All work must fit within an acceptable media category. Acceptable media categories include: baskets, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. All work must be original and made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools. Craftboston encourages one-of-a-kind and limited edition work.
  2. Artists are accepted for participation must be in attendance at their booth during the entire show.
  3. Collaborating artists are permitted, however, any representation other than a true, hands on artistic collaboration is not permitted.
  4. Artists may only show work in categories selected by the jury. All work exhibited must be of the same body, quality, and category of work that was juried through digital images.

Application Fee: There is a flat fee of $40 to apply to one or both shows. All application fees are non-refundable.

Craftboston 2014 jurors:
• Ellen Wieske, Assistant Director, Haystack School of Crafts
• Kari Lonning, Basket Artist, Show award winner, Craftboston 2008
• George Summers, Retail Gallery Manager, The Society of Arts and Crafts

Download Craftboston 2014 Prospectus:

Apply Online

Visit website:

If you have any questions regarding applying to the 2014 shows, please contact:

Alyce Delbridge
Programs Associate
617-266-1810 ext. 17

Abington Art Center Curatorial Review

Deadline: September 30, 2013 (HAND DELIVERY) or (RECEIVE)

Curatorial Review
Gallery, Sculpture Park and Community Venues
Abington Art Center

Jenkintown, PA

Abington Art Center invites professional artists to submit proposals for consideration to participate in our Gallery, Sculpture Park and community venues. The deadline for Curatorial Review submissions is at the end of September. Art Center members receive free entry fee.

Each season the exhibition program consists of several exhibitions in our galleries featuring regional artists, and the installation of large scale sculptures in our outdoor sculpture park. Artists are often invited to participate in educational programs such as lectures, public forums, and workshops to stimulate and involve audiences in the experience.

The focus, criteria, and eligibility for each venue is different, so please read carefully before completing the application.

Kellner Gallery Program
AAC’s main gallery exhibitions are organized by our curatorial staff and are planned well in advance. The theme or media content of shows evolve through the review process. Exhibitions run for 7-8 weeks.

Solo Series
The Solo Series offers regional artists the opportunity to show a body of work for in an individual gallery.

Sculpture Park
Abington Art Center supports the creation and promotion of outdoor works by regional and national artists. Works with an ecological emphasis are of primary interest, both temporary/ephemeral and more permanent. Proposals for relocating previously created work will also be considered. Depending on funding and the scope of the project, an honorarium and installation support is available to aid the efforts of the artist. This amount will vary from project to project. Outdoor works must be suitable for a public setting and artists are encouraged to submit proposals that recognize the natural attributes of AAC’s elegant estate grounds. Works may remain on view from six months and up to two years and must be dismantled/removed by the artist.

Artist in Residence Projects
AAC will consider proposals for residencies in the Sculpture Park and/or with local schools and area institutions. If interested, enclose a statement outlining a proposed line of inquiry.

Submission Checklist (truncated)
1. $40 Entry fee only, AAC members free. $50 entitles you to entry and a one-year individual membership to Abington Art Center.
2. CD with 10 jpeg images no larger than 1.5MB each.
3. Include a printed list of images with name, title, medium, date and dimensions.
4. Current short resume/bio
5. A one-page statement about the works submitted and/or proposed to be exhibited.
6. For return of submitted materials, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Download Curatorial Review Application and Guidelines:

For more information, visit or call 215/887-4882

515 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Spoonflower Emerging Designer Grant


Spoonflower Emerging Designer Grant

Durham, NC

Spoonflower Emerging Designer Grant:
  • Allows students to create custom fabric and wall media for use in fashion shows or exhibitions.
  • Awards recipients $150 in Spoonflower credit.
  • Supports emerging student designers.
  • Boosts usage of digitally printed fabrics and wall media.
  • Increases awareness of the capabilities of digital printing.

The Spoonflower Emerging Designer Grant was created to support undergraduate and graduate students in pursuit of textile and design degrees worldwide. Selected recipients will receive an award of $150 in Spoonflower credit to design their own digitally printed fabrics and wall media for use in shows and exhibitions.


Any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate textile or fashion design program is eligible to apply. Proof of enrollment is required. Please provide one of the following:
•A transcript or class list for the current term (must include the date/term)
•A copy or picture of your student ID (must include an expiration date or term)
•A tuition bill for the current term (must include the date/term)
•An official acceptance letter for the upcoming term (must include the matriculation date)

How to Apply

To enter, complete the online application.

View Complete Entry Information:

View Online Application: spoonflower-emerging-designer-grant application

For more information, contact Allie Tate at

Place des Arts Artisan Shop

Deadline: (ONGOING)

Artisan Shop
Place des Arts

Coquitlam, British Columbia

One of Place des Arts’ purposes is to provide space where artists /artisans may leave their work for display and sales. Our Artisan Shop was designed to give community artists this opportunity.

A jury committee decides what is acceptable for Place des Arts’ Artisan Shop. The committee follows a strict set of guidelines before giving an artist permission to have their works in the gift shop. Permission will be reviewed on a regular basis.

Provide us with a sample of your work(s) for the committee to review and include the price(s) (Upon acceptance, the artisan receives 70% of the retail price).

 a $10 application fee applies
 all pieces must be original, unique and of high quality
 all pieces must be hand crafted in the Lower Mainland
 all pieces must be in demand
 high priced and/or larger pieces may not be accepted
 all “out of season” items will be removed
 jury committee has the right to refuse any item

Items in the gift shop must be unique and handmade locally. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate photographs, prints or paintings, and we are at capacity with hand-made cards and jewelry.

Artists are welcome to apply to enter their work in the artisan shop year round.

Download the Artisan Shop Application:

Visit website:

For more information:

Call 604.664.1636 ext 0

Place des Arts
1120 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1G2
T 604.664.1636
F 604.664.1658

Abington Art Center Gallery Shop Artists

Deadline: (ONGOING) and (EMAIL)

Gallery Shop Artists
Abington Art Center

Jenkintown, PA

The Abington Art Center Gallery Shop was founded in 1981 by a group of volunteers wishing to support local artists and the Center through the sales of hand-made craft and fine art. Today, that focus has been expanded to include eco-friendly and environmentally themed items that complement the Center’s sculpture park as well as exhibition-related and fair trade merchandise. Many of the Center’s faculty and accomplished artists from the community are featured. The Shop offers a unique selection that continues to be enjoyed by our visitors as a part of their cultural experience at the Center.

Artists wishing to be considered for consignment in the shop should send a sample of images with price information to Artists with appropriate work will be invited to make an appointment and meet with Art Center staff to discuss the best selection of inventory, the terms and conditions and any questions the artist may have.

Terms & Conditions (truncated)
Abington Art Center will accept work on consignment upon approval of the Shop staff. The Center’s commission is 50%. The retail price is set by the artist. Upon delivery of the work, the artist must submit a list of the items with descriptions and the retail prices.

Gallery Shop Consignment Policies:

Visit website:

Abington Art Center
515 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Son of Flubber

Hello Friends:

We flubbed the first posting day. Postings will now be completed by Saturday, August 24th.

Thanks for your patience.

Elise N.

Philadelphia Center for the Book: Bibliophiladelphia

Deadline: September 20, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Philadelphia Center for the Book Member Exhibition

Parkway Central Library
Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
November 4, 2013 – January 3, 2014

Philadelphia Center for the Book is seeking member artists to participate in Bibliophiladelphia, an exhibition at the Parkway Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia. This exhibition will take place from November 4, 2013 – January 3, 2014. This show will coincide with Book Paper Scissors on November 23rd, the annual book sale at the FLP.

Anyone may become a member upon submission.

Members are invited to submit new work to represent the impressive quality and variety of art that comes from PCB’s member artists. Applicants are encouraged to submit up to three books, prints, or any other form of art. All work must be ready to hang or display. The exhibition will be on display on the second floor in the cases and on the walls outside the Art and Print and Pictures Departments. The display cases are 56” wide, 26” deep, and 6” high.


 Current member, no fee
 Lapsed member, $50 dues included ($25 for students with copy of valid ID)
 New member, dues and Membership Form included


Submissions must include the following and should be mailed to Philadelphia Center for the Book or emailed to
 Application form
 Images of each submitted piece (up to 3 entries per member)
 CV/ résumé
 Membership form and check, if applicable


Application Form

Membership Form

Visit website for more details:

Questions: Please email

University Art Gallery: POST-RACIAL U.S.?

Deadline: September 22, 2013 (ONLINE)

Juried Exhibition
New Mexico State University
University Art Gallery

Las Cruces, New Mexico
October 25 - December 20, 2013

The University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University seeks contemporary artists working with any media to explore the issue of race in American history and society. With the election of our first African American president in 2008, many pundits spoke of the U.S. entering a "post-racial" era. Have we?

Exhibited works will be selected by Albuquerque-based curator and art historian Andrew Connors. Accepted works will be exhibited in the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University between October 25 and December 20, 2013. The UAG will pay for shipping of work both directions. Artists must provide their own shipping container for each accepted work. Work must be received by the week of October 14-18, 2013. The UAG will cover the full value of the work "from door-to-door" under a state insurance policy.

JUROR: Andrew Connors, Curator of Art, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History


To apply, please send the following:
•Your name, postal and email address, phone # and website (if applicable).
•The title of your submitted work, as well as the media, size and date of completion.
•The estimated value of the submitted work, for insurance purposes.
•The estimated shipping cost for your work, via FedEx ground.

You can include up to five (5) digital images with your application. Please ensure that they are high resolution, clearly labeled, and in a pdf or jpeg form for easy opening.

Submit your work via email to:

Visit website for more details:

The University Art Gallery
D.W. Williams Hall
University Ave.
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Phone: 575-646-2545 (Gallery Administrator) or 575-646-5423 (Gallery Front Desk)
Fax: 575-646-8036

Pfister Hotel Artist-In-Residence Program

Deadline: December 2, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Artist-In-Residence Program
Pfister Hotel

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2014 Residency

The Pfister Hotel’s Artist-In-Residence program features a working art studio and gallery and is open to hotel guests and visitors to enjoy. Long known for its expansive Victorian art collection, The Pfister is now entering the third year of the program.

The Pfister’s Artist-In-Residence program is a member of the International Alliance of Artists Communities. This service organization includes more than 250 members – a diverse field of artists’ communities, residency programs, individuals and institutions that support living artists in the creation of new work – from across
the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries worldwide.

The Pfister artist in residence receives a $1000 monthly stipend and complimentary meals within the hotel’s cafeteria.

Over the past three years, The Pfister has featured several different Artists in Residence in its Gallery, each of whom have showcased their different artistic talents.

Your application package must include:
1. Pfister Artist-In-Residence application form.
2. A current resume.
3. A CD with 10 high-resolution digital images of recent work with name, title of the pictured work, media, dimensions and date on each jpeg.
4. A brief 200 word proposal.
5. A cover letter describing relevant qualifications, why The Pfister’s Artist-In-Residence program is appropriate for your body of work, the extent of your experience in the materials and processes used and a brief statement about work; e.g. aesthetics, working methods, etc.
6. Documentation of lecturing or art history background.
7. Availability for initial phone interview, followed by in-person interview.
8. Two written professional references from the regional art community supporting your application.

Your application package may include:
1. Catalogues, reviews and/or other publications about your art are helpful.
2. Drawings of the works hoped to undertake are helpful.

Finalists must be able to have their work exhibited for three months starting January 2014.

The finalist selected to become the next Artist In Residence will be required to participate in the four Gallery Night events held during their residency.

Application packages should be delivered to The Pfister Hotel's front desk, to the attention of Michelle McCarragher.

Visit website for complete details:

Download Application Guidelines & Form:

The Pfister Hotel
424 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
PHONE: 414.273.8222

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

April 1, 2014
April 13, 2014 (Late Registration)

The application process for the 2014 Show will open December 1, 2013

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
November 6 to 9, 2014

The 38th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 6 to 9, 2014, with a Preview Party on November 5. The jury will accept 195 craft artists.

The show serves as the Museum's largest yearly fundraising event and is devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of craft art.


The show uses Juried Art Services ( for electronic applications. To contact them directly: or 561-832-0480. The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically by April 1, 2014, is $50.00, payable online* at the time you fill out the application.

The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically between April 2, 2013, and April 13, 2014, at 11:59 PST is $75, payable online at the time you fill out the application.


The Show is open to all craft artists who are residents of and working in the United States. All work, whether one-of-a-kind pieces or limited editions, should be well conceived and expertly executed without technical faults; works should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, showing imagination and the mark of the craft artist's individuality.


Basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (includes all media), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, handmade paper, wearables and wood.


To encourage the participation of craft artists who are beginning their careers, an Emerging Artist category is available. If you choose to apply as an Emerging Artist, you must do so exclusively. Those who are accepted will have two booth options: to share a booth with one other emerging artist or pay the special fee of $1,000 for a 10'x10' booth space.



In addition to the Best of Show award ($1,500), there are eight (8) cash awards ($1,000 each) for excellence selected and sponsored by foundations, individuals and arts organizations. These awards are presented at the Preview Party.

Award recipients are automatically accepted to the following Show year. Award recipients must submit an application and processing fee to participate in this program.


Email notification will be sent no later than June 1, 2014. The top 195 craft artists will be accepted. There is no quota system for each category, however, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show reserves the right to create balance for the show. At the same time, 40 craft artists will be placed on a Standby Status list and Show positions will be offered as they become available.

Visit website for more details:


All correspondence and inquiries should be addressed to:
Tel: 215.684.7930

PMA - Craft Show
Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Craft Alliance Call for Proposals

Deadline: June 30, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Call for Proposals
Collaborative Exhibitions in Craft Materials
Craft Alliance

Grand Center
New Urban Gallery
St. Louis, MO
2015/2016 Season

Proposals being accepted for 2015/2016 solo/collaborative exhibitions in craft materials at new urban gallery, in Grand Center, St. Louis, Missouri.

Exhibition Project Description

The proposed exhibition space will enable Craft Alliance to present site-specific installation pieces that use craft techniques to create spatial environments and that bridge the line between craft and fine art as well as experimental or multi-media craft work. Craft Alliance will present the St. Louis community with exhibitions which challenge conventional notions of craft and which broaden the understanding of the vital role of craft mediums in contemporary art.

The installation should visual transform the 750 square foot space. We would like to challenge each submitting artist to look at the layout of the gallery and design work that engages the whole space as a site-specific installation while considering the viewer’s relationship to the work and how one approaches and encounters the piece.

The size of the gallery space is approximately 1000 square feet with 750 square feet dedicated to installation space, with floor to ceiling pillars every 14 feet. The gallery has 8’ storefront windows on the full eastern street side, 26 running feet of wall space on north side and 32 feet on west side. The ceiling height is approximately 12 feet. There is limited access to the ceiling. Please contact for a more detailed floor plan.

The artist is allowed approximately 10 days to install the work. The proposal must include an outline of installation process, carefully estimated budget (including artist stipend, transportation, travel and de-installation), and process of de-installation. Artist must include drawings of how the work will fit in the space, taking in to consideration the columns and front windows. Craft Alliance encourages the artist to come and visit the space and get to know the surrounding St. Louis community.

Craft Alliance will offer 2 exhibitions per year. Applications are accepted on rolling bases through June 2014.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website:

For questions email: or call 314.725.1177 ext 323

Craft Alliance
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103

Firehouse Art Center Call for Artists

Deadline: July 25, 2014 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Call for Artists
Firehouse Art Center

Longmont, CO
2014/2015 Season

The beautiful Firehouse Art Center historic building features a large exhibition space for premier artists and a smaller space for emerging talents. Exhibitions in the main gallery are confirmed one year in advance, while exhibitions in the Art Department can be confirmed throughout the year.

Artists that are interested in showing their work are invited to submit an ARTIST PROPOSAL for an individual or group show in any and all mediums, including contemporary art and installation. Our open submission policy allows any artist to submit their work to us at any time. Submitting to the Firehouse is an opportunity for Solo Exhibition space with a proposed theme of your choice. Sometimes we combine several artists into one exhibition.

All Colorado submissions will also be considered for the Curators Choice Showcase, featuring the best Colorado-based artists of the past year.

REQUIREMENTS (truncated)

$30 Submission Only or $60 Artist Submission fee by check or PayPal
6 Images of submitted work (300 dpi, jpg format on CD)
Artist Bio, Statement & Proposal for Exhibition

Deadline: July 25th, 2014. Submissions will continue to be accepted after the date, but may be considered for 2015 rather than 2014.

All accepted artists are required to join the Firehouse Art Center ($45/yr) Member artists are given a page on the artist page on the website.

Criteria for Exhibitions

The following criteria are based on broad goals relating to the Firehouse Art Center mission which includes enriching the community through quality visual art exhibits. These criteria allow the artist to determine the appropriateness of the exhibit in meeting this mission. Any exhibit that the committee develops will be done so with these criteria in mind.

•The exhibit provides a unique and diverse art experience for the community.
•The exhibit has potential to attract a regional audience that ultimately expands the Art Center's audience base and increases awareness of the Art Center.
•The exhibit meets expectations based both on artistic excellence and the material's relationship to the audience of Longmont and Boulder County.
•The exhibit positively promotes area artists both professional and emerging.
•The exhibit appropriately uses the gallery space.

Visit website for complete details:

If you have any questions, please call 303.651.2787, or email

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave.
Longmont, CO 80502

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

One if by land, and two if by sea...

The Updates are Coming! The Updates are Coming!

Hello Friends:

First, it's great to see so many new subscribers & followers. Welcome!

Second, we are preparing for a rather large posting. We decided to break the whole process down into digestible parts so the updates will be spread over three days. The first batch will be posted tomorrow, the next on Thursday and the final batch on Friday. If we need to make changes to this schedule, we'll let you know in advance.

The purpose of this great push is to ensure the site is "full and plenty" so we can take a short break in September. No worries, my friends; we just need to do some behind the scenes work.

That's it for now. Of course if you have questions, comments or wish to submit an item for possible inclusion on the site, please feel to use the form on our contact page.


Elise N.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Textile Center Holiday Gallery Shop 2013

Deadline: August 29, 2013 (ONLINE)

Holiday Gallery Shop 2013
Textile Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota
November 1 to December 28, 2013

Textile Center is now accepting artwork submissions for the Holiday Gallery Shop November 1 to December 28, 2013.

New this year, submissions will only be accepted online through this form and you will be able to complete your jury fee payment via Paypal.

•Applicants must be 18 years or older.
•All artwork must be executed by the applicant.
•Original designs preferred – or indicate pattern designer.
•You do not need to be a member of Textile Center in order to participate in the Holiday Gallery Shop.

•Artwork may include unique gift items, home décor, wearables, accessories, jewelry, seasonal and/or holiday items
•Applicants may submit up to three significantly different product categories to be juried
•Submissions for each work must include:
•Simple description (e.g. green knitted scarf).
•Materials & technique used (e.g. mohair yarn; knitting).
•Full retail price (note: Textile Center receives 40% commission on all sales.)
•Digital image in jpeg format (no size requirements, will be re-sized at upload)
•Applicants must also submit an artist biography/statement, 60-100 words, written in third person.
•Samples only by Textile Center request

Selection is based on the following criteria:
•Relationship to Textile Center mission: Textile Center’s mission is to honor textile traditions and promote excellence and innovation in fiber art.
•General appeal
•Overall assortment needs

•Artist must sign a Consignment Agreement.
•Textile Center retains 40 percent commission of the full retail price.
•All costs for shipping of inventory to/from Textile Center are the responsibility of the artist.

•Textile Center carries insurance against catastrophic loss.
•Artist is responsible for insuring artwork.
•Textile Center takes reasonable care in handling artwork; however, Textile Center assumes no responsibility for loss or damage of any kind (including shoplifting).


Submissions deadline: Thursday August 29, 2013 by 7 pm.

All applicants notified by Monday September 16.

Accepted artists initial inventory must be shipped to arrive by, or delivered to Textile Center during the following times:

Thursday, October 17: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, October 18: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 19: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Complete on-line Call for Entry form (below) by Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pay Jury fee ($25) via Paypal

QUESTIONS? Nancy Gross, Shop Manager

call: 612-436-0464

Link to on-line entry form and additional information:

World War II Home Front Quilt Challenge

Deadline: January 15, 2014 (RECEIVE)

World War II Home Front Quilt Challenge
Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park

Voices in Cloth in Craneway Pavilion
Richmond, California
March 22 & 23, 2014

This quiltmaking challenge focuses on the years 1941 - 1945, a brief and influential period in American history that continues to impact life in the United States today. The WWII Home Front theme was chosen to celebrate one of our newest National Parks, the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, located in Richmond, California. Quilts inspired by any aspect of civilian wartime life across the USA are welcomed.

Eligible Subject Matter:
Eligible subject matter is limited to recognizable aspects of civilian wartime life in the United States during the period between the attack on Pearl Harbor and the end of World War II in Europe and the Pacific. Any topic, including events, activities, and responses to conditions experienced by children, women and men in their personal lives, as civilian workers, and as volunteers, may be depicted or interpreted.

If your quilt includes quotations, photos/photographic images, or artwork/drawings, they must be your original work, or copyright-free and in the public domain.

Eligible Participants:
Participation is open to anyone living in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. Each entrant may enter one quilt, which must be solely the product of his or her making. No group or collaborative quilts will be accepted.

Quilt Requirements:
For this challenge, traditional, contemporary, and innovative quilt construction techniques are encouraged. Originality and personal expression in concept, design, and execution are desirable.

Quilts are traditionally defined as having three layers stitched together. Non-traditional approaches sometimes utilize two layers stitched together. For this challenge, both approaches qualify, as long as the layers are held together by machine or hand stitching, knotting, or tying. Natural and synthetic fiber and textile materials must be used to create the layers. All types of surface design techniques and embellishment may be used. However, quilts requiring special support frames, dowels, mounted on stretcher bars, utilizing picture frames, or which contain unwieldy, fragile, or breakable elements or embellishments will not be accepted.

Size/Shape Limitations:
Eligible entries will total 80 inches measured around the perimeter, and must be either square or rectangular. This means quilts may be 20 x 20 inches (square), or rectangular in portrait or landscape orientation. Examples of rectangular measurements are 16h x 24w inches, 22h x 18w inches, 25h x 15w inches, etc.

Entry Process (truncated)
• All required entry materials must arrive between December 1, 2013 and January 15, 2014. No entries will be accepted after this period.
• $20.00 entry fee is required.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for more details:

Email questions to:
Additionally, Frequently Asked Questions will be posted in FAQ section of the Project website.

FiberShots Community Challenge: Tasty, too!

Deadline: January 15, 2014 (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

FiberShots Community Challenge: Tasty, too!
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

San Jose, CA
January 29-April 27, 2014

Join the FiberShots Community Challenge and help support the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles! Use your preferred fiber art medium to translate your food inspiration into a 16” square. The Museum will exhibit all submissions in conjunction with Tasty! too: Food Inspired Quilts, from January 29th through April 27th, 2014.

Entries will be for sale for $100 with all proceeds from your artwork used to support the museum’s fiber art advocacy efforts. The food related theme will inspire lots of creativity, so break out your favorite fiber art media and challenge yourself to get creative and get involved! Your contribution of artwork to FiberShots is an important investment in the Museum’s future and provides fiber art for others to collect and appreciate.

1. Pieces must be food-related in theme or content.
2. Pieces MUST BE 16” x 16”, designed to hang on the wall.
3. All pieces must be ready to hang and include a sleeve or some other method for hanging the work.
4. Any fiber-based materials may be used, and you may include other materials as long as fiber plays a prominent role.
5. You may submit as many pieces as you like.
6. All submissions will be accepted. The works will be available for sale at $100. Any pieces not sold during the exhibition period (January 29 – April 27, 2014) will be used to support other Museum activities.
7. Pieces will remain on display throughout the exhibition. Sold work will be shipped to buyers via the US post after the exhibit ends.
8. Artwork will be accepted from November 1 through January 15nd, 2014. (Artwork may be shipped or hand delivered during regular business hours.)
9. Please fill out one entry form for each piece and pin it to the appropriate 16” x 16” work of art. Make copies for each additional piece.

Download Entry Form:

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Displaced: International Artists’ Book Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: January 31, 2014 (EMAIL)

International Artists’ Book Competition and Exhibition

Wiener Library
London, England

The Wiener Library is holding a competition for works of art realised in the form of books. The Wiener Library is Britain’s largest library and archive collecting material about the Holocaust, its causes and consequences. We are looking for artistic responses to the Holocaust and other genocides that engage with the book as a medium of memory and history.

The theme for the competition is Displaced. Altered book artists have the option to choose from a number of ex-library books, on a first come, first served basis. The Wiener Library International Artists’ Book Prize is open to all.

A jury including distinguished leaders in the field of book arts will review all submissions and narrow the field to several finalists. These works will be exhibited in The Wiener Library's Wolfson Reading Room for six weeks and a winner will be selected on or near World Book Day 2014. The Wiener Library will produce a digital exhibition from select competition entries in combination with some of our own material relevant to the theme.

All submissions must be made electronically.

Artists are welcome to submit multiple entries, but each entry must be submitted separately.

Eligibility and restrictions
All artists who use the book format as their primary means of expression are eligible to apply. Accepted works may range from hand-printed fine press books, to inexpensive pamphlets, to altered books. All techniques, approaches and methods of creative expression will be considered.

Altered book artists may want to use a book provided by the library. For a list of titles please contact the Senior Librarian, Kat Hubschmann,

Work must have been completed since December 2012.

Students are eligible, as is work completed as part of a degree-granting program.

Collaborative works are eligible with the consent of all involved parties.

Exhibition cases
There are three glass-fronted cases integrated into the Reading Room shelves. The measurements are as follows:
21 x 29 x 83cm
22 x 24 x 106cm
25 x 32 x 78cm

All entries should fit into one of these shelves. We also have a low open shelf which could be used to exhibit works that may be handled but we cannot guarantee the safe handling of the item.

Download Additional Guidelines:

Visit website for more details:

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide
29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7636 7247
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7436 6428

Friday, August 02, 2013

2nd Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Deadline: August 11, 2013 (ONLINE)

2nd Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition
University of Maryland

University College Arts Program
Adelphi, MD
November 3 - January 26, 2014

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) invites entries of works by all artists in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. for the Second Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition, which will run from November 3 to January 26, 2014, in the UMUC Arts Program Gallery at the UMUC Inn and Conference Center (3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, Md.).

Eligibility Requirements
The Biennial exhibition is open to artists, 18 years or older, who reside in Maryland, Northern Virginia or Washington, D.C.

All entries must be for original works (no reproductions), completed between 2010 through 2012. The following mediums will be considered: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, photography and mixed media.

Works submitted for consideration must be suitably prepared for installation. The curator reserves the right to deny entry if any work is deemed not suitable for display or too difficult to install.

Fees: $25 application fee, which covers up to two entries. Artists may include one additional image for $10.


1st Place – President's Best of Show Award
• One-person major exhibition during the 2014 season
• Full-color, professionally designed exhibition catalog (approximately 40 pages with color plates)
• Meet the Artist Reception
• $500 framing credit at UMUC frame shop to assist with framing for the show
• Best-of-Show highlight in UMUC Friends of the Arts newsletter and on Web site, with artist's contact information
• Full-color invitations, poster, and exhibition banners including labels
•Press release

2nd Place – Jurors Choice Award
•Featured in UMUC Friends of the Arts newsletter and on Web site, with artist's contact information
• Blue ribbon recognition, displayed on the selected artwork during the run of the exhibition
•$400 honorarium

3rd Place – Award of Merit
•Featured in UMUC Friends of the Arts newsletter and on Web site, with artist's contact information
• Gold ribbon recognition, displayed on the artwork during the run of the exhibition
•$300 honorarium

4th and 5th Place – Arts Program Honorable Mention
• Red ribbon recognition, displayed on the selected artwork during the run of the exhibition
• $100 honorarium

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Contact Eric Key at or call 301-985-7937

Fiber Optics Exhibition

Deadline: August 18, 2013 (EMAIL)

Curated by Lisa Rockford

1310 Gallery
Fort Lauderdale, FL
September 21 – October 11, 2013

Media desired:
Seeking artists that have “Contemporary” approaches to traditional fiber art processes such as sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, plaiting, weaving, rug-hooking, quilting, etc., or use fiber art textiles like fabric, lace, felt, thread, yarn, etc. Artists that merge these traditional craft processes with unexpected materials, other media, sculpture, installation, and video art are preferred. Unconventional approaches are combined with technique, embellishment, and aesthetic appeal. Proposals for site-specific Installation art, and performances are welcome as well. For site-specific works, a proposal explanation and examples of previous work are required. Floor plan available upon request.

Jury Fee: $15

At least $750 in cash prizes, in addition to great exposure for artists. Several guest judges, comprised of gallerists, art collectors, and art critics will attend the exhibit and vote for their favorite artworks. The artists with the most votes will win the prizes.

GUEST JUDGES Confirmed for this exhibit:
•Shana Beth Mason, Critic
•Kellie Bodle, Boca Raton Museum of Art
•Jim Drain, Internationally renowned Artist
•Rochi Llaneza, Curator & Gallerist
•Doug McCraw, Founder of FAT Village Arts District & Art collector
•Marisa J Pascucci, Curator of 20th Century Contemporary Art at the Boca Raton Museum of Art
•Samantha Rojas, Swan Communications
•Helmut Schuster, Galerie Schuster Berlin/Miami
•Mindy Shrago, Young At Art Museum

Full details available on website:

Art Quilts XVIII: ARTrageous Art Quilts

Deadline: August 23, 2013 (EMAIL) OR (RECEIVE)

Art Quilts XVIII: ARTrageous Art Quilts
Chandler Center for the Arts

Chandler, AZ
November 1, 2013 – January 18, 2014

A Call to Artists for original works of textile Art Quilts that step outside of the box in some context, reflecting a twist on the traditional, an interesting technique that is unique to your work, or simply something that is so extremely bold, that your colleagues will exclaim, “what!?!” The challenge is to move beyond any traditional style, context or subject that you have relied on in the past, or to take your traditional context and mix it up in a way that is beyond being bold.

Outrageous: exceeding the limits of what is usual.

This year’s theme encourages you to explore beyond the scope of the normal.

The exhibition is produced by the Chandler Center for the Arts and is presented by the Chandler Cultural Foundation and the Chandler Arts Commission. The Chandler Center for the Arts Art Quilts exhibition has grown from a local and regional quilt show to a respected vehicle for contemporary works. The exhibition draws entries from around the United States and Canada and allows thousands of visitors each year to experience quilting as an art form.

Juror: Arizona artist Laurie Fagen

Juror’s Exhibition Theme: ARTrageous Art Quilts

Using any of the various techniques and materials of the Art Quilt medium, create a work to express a new twist on your collective body of work. The theme you choose may be conceptual, visual, or personal.

Entry Fee: $15 fee for up to 3 works.

Download Prospectus:


Visit website for more information:

Vision Gallery
10 East Chicago Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

A Matter of Time Exhibit

Deadline: August 30, 2013 (RECEIVE)

A Matter of Time Exhibit
National Watch and Clock Museum

Columbia, PA
October 25, 2013 - May 31, 2014

The National Watch and Clock Museum issue a call for artists for the upcoming exhibition A Matter of Time. This exhibit invites artists to respond to the concept of timekeeping and how it is represented today. Special consideration will be given to those works that are functional timekeepers as well.

So how do you as an artist respond to the concept of timekeeping?

Open to professional artists and students working in all media.

Exhibit Location
This exhibit will be located in the special exhibit gallery in the museum. The space is approximately 450 square feet. Twelve exhibit display cases (25” x 16”) are available for works needed to be protected under glass.

Deadline for submission: Received by Friday August 30, 2013. No exceptions. There is no entry fee.

1. Please submit up to 4 works as jpegs on a CD. Each image should be no larger than 1MB.
2. Each jpeg file name should correlate with the entry form. You may include up to 3 detailed images of each work.
3. Each artist must include a brief artist statement (no longer than two paragraphs) and a resume as word documents or pdf.
4. Return the completed entry form with your digital submissions. Discs will not be returned.
5. If you are unable to submit work in a digital format, please contact for assistance.

Artists are encouraged to visit the museum and for more information.

Download Prospectus/Entry Form:

Visit website for complete details:

Selection and Installation of Exhibit
Accepted artists will be notified by phone or email. You can call to verify submission status. All work must be in good condition and ready for installation. Artists are responsible for assisting with installation of works which require special attention or extensive demands of time. The National Watch and Clock Museum reserves the right to change the content of the exhibit, including the removal of artwork.

Call for Book and Print Artists: Alice in Wonderland

Deadline: August 30, 2013 (EMAIL)

Call for Book and Print Artists
Alice in Wonderland
Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Minneapolis, MN
October 18 through December 15, 2013

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks artworks for inclusion in a juried exhibition of book, paper and print works based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The exhibition will be presented in the Open Book Literary Commons gallery from October 18 through December 15, 2013.

There is no entry or participation fee. Selected artists will be responsible for all shipping costs.

Submission guidelines:
All submissions must be made by email to
Include AIW in the subject line of your email.
Artists are welcome to submit multiple works, but each work should be submitted in a separate email.

Attach the following to your email:

Images: up to three images per work are allowed. JPG format, 72 dpi, max 900 x 900 pixels.

A one-page Word or PDF document containing the following:
- Artist name
- Mailing address
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Title of work
- Year completed, m
- Medium/materials
- Dimensions
- Author(s) (if applicable)
- Insurance value
- Retail price or NFS
- Any special installation instructions or other descriptive information

Questions? Email Tracy Doreen Dietzel, MCBA Exhibitions Manager, at

Deadline: Entries must be received by August 30, 2013.

Selected artists will be notified by September 9. Selected works must be delivered to MCBA by October 4, and will be returned by January 10, 2014. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs.

For more information about MCBA, visit

Lines into Shapes

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

Lines into Shapes
Art Competition and Sale

Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park
Estes Park, CO
October 25 - November 9, 2013

Open to all artists who create original fine art within the limits of the categories listed below. Work must be original and executed within the past two years. Work previously exhibited in any "LINES into SHAPES" Juried Exhibition may not be submitted. Entry in this exhibit establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in this prospectus. All artwork must be for sale.

Categories of acceptable media are:
Category 1: Painting – includes oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, encaustic
Category 2: Graphics – Pencil/Scratchboard/Ink/Original printmaking etc.
Category 3: Photography
Category 4: Sculpture – carved, cast, or molded such as ceramics, wood carving, blown and cast glass, bronze
Category 5: Assembled Art – multi piece work – including jewelry, fiber, wood work, stained glass, collage

Within each category, artists may choose a competition division for each entered work. There will be separate awards and different entry fees for each division. They are not mutually exclusive. Artists may submit up to the maximum number of entries in each Division for which they are qualified.

Division A: “Online”- Work submitted in this division will compete for awards online, within their respective categories, only. Accepted work will appear on the Art Center website with links to the artist, and need not be shipped. Open to all artists.

Division B: “In Gallery” – Work submitted in this division, if accepted, will be shipped/hand-delivered to the Art Center to participate in the Gallery Show and Sale. In addition to awards within the category, these pieces will be eligible for “special awards” which are awarded by their sponsors based on review of the actual artwork at the Gallery. Open to artists residing in the United States only.

Division A (“Online”): a non-refundable entry fee of $5.00 per entry with a limit of 5 entries.
Division B (“In Gallery”): a non-refundable entry fee of $15.00 per entry with a limit of 4 entries.

Artists may submit up to the maximum number of entries in each Division for which they are qualified – potentially 9 entries.

Up to $5,000 will be awarded. “In Gallery” winners will be selected from the actual artworks. “Online” winners will be selected from the online submissions. Awards will be presented at the opening reception, October 25, 2013.

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Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park
517 Big Thompson Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517

The Art of Redemption

Deadline: August 30, 2013 (EMAIL)

The Art of Redemption
Sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Arts Council and
the Valley Arts Alliance

Canoga Park Youth Arts Center
Canoga Park, CA
September 23 – October 5, 2013

Artwork must be made of materials that are used, discarded, or found as trash; things that were not necessarily meant to be artist materials, were meant to be disposed of – objects and materials that could have and would have been trash, but have been redeemed and transformed by the artist’s vision and hand.

Open to all Southern California artists who can drop off and pick up selected work in person. We cannot receive, nor return shipped work.

Fee is $25 for up to 6 entries (NON-REFUNDABLE) Pay via Pay Pal

• Please submit 1 to 6 images of your work as attachments, via email

• Include in the body of the email the following information:

- Your name, address, phone, and email

- PayPal transaction number

- List of images with title, size, materials or technique, and price

- Optional statement of no more than 50 words on this body of work, or 25 words on a specific piece

• JPEG images should be 150 dpi; minimum 8” x 10”; maximum 10” x 14”

- Please name image files with the title (may be abbreviated) and your name

• Size limitation on art is 36” in any direction

• All artwork must have appropriate hanging apparatus

• Framed works must be wired and ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers on works over 14”

• No work may be under glass. Plexiglas may be used.

• Artwork is not insured while on exhibit

• All art must remain until the end of the exhibit

• 30% donation on any sales that are a result of this exhibit will go to the SFV Arts Council

• Approximately 40 works of art will be selected for this exhibit. Most of the work will be wall hung.

• There is limited space for sculptural artwork

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Knitty Magazine Call for Contributors

Multiple Deadlines: (EMAIL)

September 1, 2013
December 1, 2013
March 1, 2014

Call for Contributors
Knitty Magazine

Issues: December 2013, March 2014 & June 2014

Knitty Submission Guidelines (truncated)

We'd love more than anything to be surprised by something you've created that we've never even thought of. Don't forget: we're the online knitting magazine with a sense of humor, and we love patterns that create joy, whether they're weird, strange, fun or all three.

We don't do novelty yarn, and we rarely publish children's garments or accessories, unless they're exceptionally clever or unique. For the best chance of being published, submit your designs for men's or women's sweaters.

Remember, as you design for Knitty, ask yourself this: what makes your design unique? Tell us about it when you write your e-mail to us. Bullet points are fine. Be clear and succinct.

Submissions must be new -- not previously shown in any form [even just a picture] in another mag or on any website, including Flickr or Ravelry. Once your work is published in Knitty, you may include a picture on your website with a link to the Knitty website. After the issue has been archived [3 months later], you may do whatever you wish with your work, including self publishing or submitting it to other publications. The copyright for your work always remains with you.

We cannot accept submissions of crocheted items. Knitted items with a small amount of crochet, such as edging or necklines, are most welcome.

The honorarium ranges from $75-100 per published submission. Payment will be by Paypal and contributors can expect payment by the time the issue's surprise goes live -- midway between your issue and the next.

In addition to the honorarium, we offer you a highly visible, professional place to show your work to a large, well-connected audience, plus a link back to the website of your choice.

Once the submission deadline has passed and all potential designs are in hand, we begin the selection process. We endeavor to let every designer know if they will be included in the next issue as soon as possible.

Upcoming Schedule:

Issue: Winter 2013
Theme: Cold-weather garments + accessories, quick last-minute gift knits
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Issue Live: December 2013

Issue: Spring+Summer 2014
Theme: Warm-to-hot-weather garments + accessories
Deadline: December 1, 2013
Issue Live: March 2014

Issue: First Fall + Holiday Headstart 2014
Theme: Transitional cool-weather layers + things to knit early for holiday mohair or angora!
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Issue Live: June 2014

Patterns should be sized from XS to 3X for women and S to 2X for men. All designs published in Knitty must follow the CYC sizing standards.

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Figurative Art Expo 2013

Deadline: September 8, 2013 (ONLINE)

Figurative Art Expo 2013

Infinity Art Gallery
Grand Opening: October 5, 2013; online

Qualified Artwork:
Accepting all forms of figurative artwork. Artists are welcome to submit artwork that is traditional as well as work that is representational or pushes the boundaries of what is figurative. There is not a quota on the number of specific media such as oil, watercolor, pastel, photography, sculpture or any other discipline of art.

Intention: Finalists will be selected for artistic excellence, which includes concept and mastery of technique. Artwork will be selected solely on its own merit without regard to the artist's name, geographic location, national home or any other factor outside of the quality of their artwork.

It is our intention to choose the best art in terms of composition, concept, content and overall excellence, from a wide range of styles. We intend for the show to be well rounded and to include a wide range of artistic expression. The number of pieces selected for exhibit is determined by jury and gallery discretion. The final number may vary according to juror selection.

Exhibitions: All exhibits take place online at and showcase artwork by international contemporary artists. Jury selected artwork will be exhibited for three months online at Infinity Art Gallery. All eligible entries submitted by artists may be displayed online during the call-to-artists with one artwork cycling through the slideshow on the home page. Artists may choose not to participate in the pre-exhibit show and will have the option of “jurors only” when they submit their work.

Eligibility: All juried exhibits are open to artists everywhere.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Media (video/film/audio) not accepted. The original design and concept must have been created by the submitting artist, have been created without the use of a kit, and may not have been created under supervision or instruction. Artists may submit work that was submitted for previous exhibits, but may not submit artwork previously selected by the jury as a finalist in any exhibit at Infinity Art Gallery.

Jurors: TBA

Awards: Creative works of art will be selected for artistic excellence, which includes concept and mastery of technique. Award winners will be announced the day of the Grand Opening. Five awards will be given, three will receive cash awards.

$1,500 Total Value of Awards
Best of Show - $300 cash, plus artist portfolio page valued at $200
2nd Place - $150 cash, plus artist portfolio page valued at $200
3rd Place - $50 cash, plus artist portfolio page valued at $200
Honorable Mention - Artist Portfolio valued at $200
Director’s Choice - Artist Portfolio valued at $200

Entry Fee: $25 USD to submit 1 or 2 works of art. Artists may enter more than once.

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Phynance Residency Open Call

Deadline: September 8, 2013 (EMAIL)

Phynance Residency Open Call
Flat Time House
In partnership with the Barry Flanagan Foundation

London, England
November 2013 to March 2014

In partnership with the Barry Flanagan Foundation, Flat Time House is accepting applications for an artist's residency to begin in November 2013.

FTHo, the former home and studio of artist John Latham, which he designated a 'living sculpture', will operate as a base for interrogating sculpture as a subject of research, rather than a static artform or medium. The residency will involve time spent in the John Latham and Barry Flanagan Archives.

The play of shifting dimensions and the play of paradox inherent in the work of Barry Flanagan was reflected in his interest in 'pataphysics, a science that rests 'on the truth of contradictions and exceptions', a systematic approach to undermining all systems that is also reflected in the work of his former teacher John Latham. PHYNANCE, named from a pataphysical reference in a drawing by Flanagan aims to continue and facilitate such approaches to sculptural production.

The selected artist will be provided with accommodation, studio, stipend and a production budget towards new work. The artist will be selected from an open call, with the 4 month residency resulting in a public exhibition and publication in 2014. We are seeking applications from artists who have been working professionally for 5 years. We welcome international applications.

The residency selection panel consists of Mike Nelson (Artist) Jo Melvin (Barry Flanagan Foundation), Claire Louise Staunton (Curator, FTHo) and Jon Wood (Research Curator, Henry Moore Institute).

The residency includes a 2000 pound budget towards the production of new work, a 2000 pound stipend and up to 350 pounds towards travel expenses. Flat Time House will offer a self contained artist's residence with en-suite bathroom. Adjoining kitchen facilities are shared with FTHo's staff.

The deadline for applications is September 8 2013. The residency is to begin late November 2013 and run until late March 2014.

Artists will be judged primarily on the quality of their work, but also on the potential of their practice to translate into a new body of work that re-examines the role of sculpture.

Please email with a single pdf file no larger than 3mb containing:

- Statement outlining the proposed direction of research and development of new work during the residency (max 500 words)
- General statement on your practice (max 500 words)
- CV
- 12 images max of recent work and/or links to audio visual work hosted online

OR send us a data CD containing a single pdf (with the above information) and sound/video files to arrive no later than September 8 2013. Please post to Flat Time House, 210 Bellenden Road, London SE15 4BW

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Flat Time House (FTHo) was the studio home of John Latham (1921-2006), recognised as one of the most significant and influential British post-war artists. In 2003, Latham declared the house a living sculpture naming it FTHo after his theory of time, "Flat Time". Until his death, John Latham opened his door to anyone interested in thinking about art. It is in this spirit that Flat Time House opened in 2008 as an archive, artist's residency space and gallery with a programme of exhibitions and events exploring the artist's practice, his theoretical ideas and their continued relevance.