Monday, September 02, 2013

I Need a Nap

Hello Friends:

We need to take a short break from posting to manage some behind the scenes matters. We'll be back mid-September.


Elise N.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grants

Deadline: October 18, 2013 (RECEIVE)

Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grants
Textile Center

Minneapolis, MN

In 2013-14, the sixth round of Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grants will be awarded through the Textile Center. This program is designed to expand opportunities for emerging fiber artists in Minnesota, supporting the artists as they undertake specific artistic projects. Four $4500 grants will be awarded to support a wide range of project activities – from purchasing equipment, devoting time to studio work, to travel and study with established artists.

To be eligible for a Project Grant, you must
• be an artist committed to the field of fiber art
• have completed all formal academic training by the start of the grant period (December 2013), and are not enrolled either part- or full-time in a degree granting institution
• not be employed as a fiber art or art instructor at the college level during the grant period
• be a resident of Minnesota for at least 6 months prior to the application deadline
• be in an emerging or developing stage in your artistic development
Artists who have previously received a Jerome Project Grant cannot apply again until three years after the date of their award.

Defining Fiber Art
Work should include the construction or manipulation of fibers and textiles using textile techniques such as weaving, dyeing, surface design, knitting, quilting, needle work, beading, lace making, felting, hooking, sewing, spinning, basketry etc. Mixed media work is acceptable if the materials or techniques used are primarily textile related.

Defining Emerging
Textile Center identifies emerging fiber artists as artists who are in a formative career stage. While the definition of emerging remains flexible to accommodate individual circumstances, Textile Center uses several broad indicators to determine eligibility in the Fiber Artists Project Grant Program. These indicators include:
• Artist is committed to the field of fiber art.
• Artist is in a developing stage. The term emerging refers to artistic development, professional accomplishment and ecognition, not to stylistic evolution within an artist's
• Artist has limited exhibition exposure/experience (include exhibitions, reviews, commissions, performances,residencies, publications and productions.)
• Artist is the recipient of limited previous grants and awards.
• Artist is under recognized and has not received acknowledgment as an established creator from fellow artists and other arts professionals.

Complete Instructions, Eligibility and Submission: Jerome1314Cover.pdf

Download Application Forms

Application Form .DOC version: JeromeCFE14.doc

Application Form .PDF version (printable): JeromeCFE14.pdf

Visit website for more information:

The Textile Center
3000 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Gallery at Penn College


Gallery at Penn College

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA

The Gallery at Penn College maintains a year-round schedule of solo and group exhibitions, gallery talks, and other events. National and international artists working in a variety of media are juried and selected by a committee of dedicated faculty, staff, and community members.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

Exhibitions are scheduled 1 - 2 years in advance. Entries are reviewed beginning September 1 and continuing until all slots are filled. The exhibition season runs July - June.

Exhibitions are scheduled for approximately 4 - 5 weeks. The Gallery also schedules exhibits for other display areas across campus, including both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Submission Procedure

To be considered for an exhibition, artists must apply either through a secure online entry system or via mail.

Institutional Support (truncated)
  • A shipping stipend of up to $300 will be paid for one-way transportation of the artwork (i.e., for the costs of either transportation of the artwork to the College or from the College) upon submission of qualified recipients.
  • Overnight lodging will be provided for artists who attend the opening reception. At least one meal (lunch or dinner) is generally included.
  • An honorarium is offered to artists who deliver a gallery talk at the opening reception.
  • All works will be insured against theft and damage while on exhibit in the Gallery.
  • Gallery staff are available to assist artists in unloading and loading artwork.

Visit website for complete submission guidelines:

Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701

The Delaplaine Large Group Proposals

Deadline: (ONGOING)

Call for Exhibit Proposal
Large Group Proposals

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
Frederick, MD

Housed in a former flour mill, the Delaplaine offers five galleries on two floors that showcase solo and group exhibitions on a rotating basis. Exhibit receptions are held on the first Saturday of each month.

The Delaplaine seeks proposals on an ongoing basis for shows in five galleries as well as schools and community groups for the Community Art Wall. Proposals for large group, small group, and solo shows are reviewed by an exhibit selection panel and are scheduled two years in advance.

Large Group Proposal Criteria

This criteria applies to guilds, societies, etc.

To submit a proposal you must supply the following:
  • No more than 20 digital images on a CD. The images should be of current work and should substantially represent the type of work that will be exhibited. A Power Point presentation is preferred.
  • Preference is given to work created within the last 3 years. Preference is given to regional arts organizations.
  • A brief proposal, describing focus of the exhibit, no more than one PPT. page.
  • The group may choose to have the work juried into the exhibit. Ideally, the exhibit will contain between 40 and 80 works.

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

FEE: $30 for each application. The contact person must be a member in order to waive the processing fee for a large group show proposal.

Visit website to download proposal guidelines:

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

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

The Delaplaine Solo or Small Group Shows

Deadline: (ONGOING)

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

Frederick, MD

Housed in a former flour mill, the Delaplaine offers five galleries on two floors that showcase solo and group exhibitions on a rotating basis. Exhibit receptions are held on the first Saturday of each month.

The Delaplaine seeks proposals on an ongoing basis for shows in five galleries as well as schools and community groups for the Community Art Wall. Proposals for large group, small group, and solo shows are reviewed by an exhibit selection panel and are scheduled two years in advance.

Proposal must include:

  1. A Power Point (ppt.) presentation.
  2. 6-10 digital images per artist, noting the title, media, dimensions and year produced on the image slide.
  3. A current, brief resume and bio on a ppt. slide.

If you cannot provide a Power Point presentation:
  1. Individual TIFF or Jpeg images are acceptable.
  2. They may be on a disk or sent by email.
  3. Very large files should be sent in separate emails or burned onto a disk and mailed.
  4. Email a Word document
  5. title, media and dimensions, bio and resume, focus of exhibit, etc.
  6. Slides on plastic film taken with a conventional camera must be converted to digital images
Images submitted should substantially represent the scope of the work to be exhibited; however we recognize that new work may be created for the exhibit.

Work in all media will be considered, including installations, video and film.

Preference is given to artists living or working within a 75-mile radius of Frederick.

Fee: $30 A site visit to view gallery spaces is strongly recommended before making a proposal.

You may indicate a preference for gallery space, but final determination will be made by the Center staff based on Exhibit Selection Panel recommendation, scheduling and space availability.

Visit website to download proposal guidelines:

Questions? Contact Diane Sibbison
phone: 301.698.0656 ext. 115

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

Textile Center MN: Call for Exhibition & Workshop Proposals


Exhibition & Workshop Proposals
Textile Center

Minneapolis, MN

Exhibition Proposals

Textile Center welcomes all textiles and fiber art. Programs and exhibitions will be considered by content, educational value, and the experience and impact on our audience. Cultural, traditional , inspirational, and innovative qualities will be evaluated.

Please contact Kraig Rasmussen, Exhibition Coordinator at for proposal requirements

Workshop Proposals

Proposals for classes and workshops are accepted at any time.

If you are interested in proposing a class for consideration, please send an email to Becka Rahn, Education Manager and include the following information:

•Description of the class. Include a brief description of the skills or techniques that the students will learn as well as a timeline/overview of the class activities.
•Schedule and logistics. Describe the number of teaching hours and general format of the class. (ie. 3 evenings for 3 hours each.)
•Materials & Equipment. Include an approximate materials fee or summary of the supplies students will be required to bring to class.
•Facility Needs. Describe any special tools, equipment or facility needs you might have. (ie. I would like to work in the dye lab. I need ironing boards.)
•Skill Level. Describe the skills or prerequisite knowledge students would need for this class. (ie. Students should know how to knit and purl.)
•Teacher Bio. Give a brief biography including your previous teaching experience.
•Images. Include 1-2 images of a sample finished project or example technique from class.

Email your proposal to: Becka Rahn

Visit website for additional information:

Textile Center
3000 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Call For Newsletter Portfolio Artists


Call For Newsletter Portfolio Artists
Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP
Edmonton, Alberta

Guidelines for SNAPline Art Proposals

SNAP produces a quarterly newsletter for its membership. At the sponsor level members receive limited edition artist prints, specially commissioned for each quarter’s newsletter. SNAP welcomes applications from local, national, and international artists, practicing all print and print-related mediums, who would like to become a SNAP Newsletter Portfolio print artist.

Application requirements:
  1. Artist Statement which describes and contextualizes the proposed newsletter portfolio print (which is to be a print specifically created for SNAP only)
  2. Between 5 – 10 images of previous print and/or print related work, or images of the proposed portfolio print (numbered & labeled slides, or Apple Mac compatible images accepted)
  3. Corresponding slide list indicating the artists name, title of work, media, and date
  4. C.V (artist resume)

If your proposal is successful the specifications for the portfolio prints are as follows:
  • Edition of 120 portfolio prints, plus 4 artist proofs for SNAP‘s archives (or two editions of 60, or four editions of 30)
  • Paper size no larger than 8.5×11 inches. Image size is artist’s choice
  • Statement describing & contextualizing the work, including title, date, image size, media, plus a short artist bio (500 – 800 words) for the front page of the newsletter.

Visit website for complete submission guidelines:

Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP)
10123 – 121 Street
Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9

Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists Call for Submissions

Deadline: February 15, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Call for Submissions
Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP)

Edmonton, Alberta

SNAP welcomes submissions from artists, collectives, and collaborations practicing in all print & print-related mediums. SNAP’s Main Gallery Space is programmed through an annual call for submissions as well as through curated exhibitions.

The SNAP Gallery programs eight Main Gallery exhibitions every year. Programming is determined annually by jury from submissions.

SNAP Main Gallery Submission Requirements

Project proposals should consist of:
1. 10 – 15 numbered high quality digital images on OSX Apple-Mac compatible disc (slides are not accepted)
2. Corresponding image list indicating the artist’s name, title of work, media and date
3. An artist statement which describes and contextualizes the work presented. (maximum 2 pages)
4. C.V. (artist resume) (maximum 3 pages)
5. A project proposal explaining the specifics of the proposed exhibition. (maximum 3 pages)
6. 1 – 2 items of support materials as appropriate (DVD, Publications, Print Articles). These support items will not be returned.
7. Please indicate which work will be included as well as any extraordinary assistance required, including technical support)

Due to the large volume of submissions, incomplete proposals or those that exceed the maximum number of requested pages/support material will not be reviewed.

Visit website for complete submission guidelines:

For information regarding submissions and the review process, contact SNAP staff.

Main Gallery Programming Committee
Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP)
10123 – 121 Street, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9

Quilt Visions 2014

Deadline: January 31, 2014 (ONLINE)

Quilt Visions 2014: Sky's The Limit
Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles

San Diego, California
Quilts must be available from April 10, 2014 through January 25, 2015

Quilt Visions 2014: The Sky’s The Limit is the 13th international juried exhibition produced by the Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles (VAM). The exhibition will be presented at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California. The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship. A full color exhibition catalog will be published.

Jurors: Sue Benner, Patty Hawkins and Bruce Hoffman.

Cash Awards
There are numerous cash awards with two that have specific requirements:

The Atlantic Award for artistic excellence and innovative interpretation of the historical links between Africa and the Americas. The piece may draw upon: aesthetic and fiber art traditions from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean; historical and contemporary events and/or figures that somehow reflect the links between the two regions; or a combination of these.

The YEA! Award for a Young Emerging Artist will be chosen from among the selected artists who are 30 years old or younger as of the opening reception, October 11, 2014. You will be asked for your birth date and year on the entry form if you wish to be considered for this award.

Acceptance Rules

Visions Art Museum members may submit up to three (3) entries of high quality contemporary art quilts in any medium for a juried exhibition. Entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2012. Only one (1) quilt by each artist can be selected. An entry is considered to be a quilt if it is composed of at least two layers that are stitched or fastened together. Quilts for sale are strongly encouraged and preferred; however, NFS (Not for Sale) works may be entered.

The maximum width of finished quilts may not exceed 72”. There is no minimum size.


Submit one overall digital image and one detail digital image for each piece of artwork.
Digital images must be saved as a high quality JPEG file (No TIFF files).
Finished images should be 1800 pixels on the longest side.
Each quilt must have a 3” sleeve securely attached to the back of the quilt. Quilts 60 inches or wider must have a center opening in the sleeve to allow for the hanging system VAM uses. A second sleeve at the bottom of the work is recommended.

Quilts must be available from April 10, 2014 through January 25, 2015. Images of quilts selected will be retained by Visions Art Museum for publicity and promotional purposes. Acknowledgement of the artist will be made in all such uses. The artist retains copyright of the work at all times.

You must be an artist member in Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles. The annual membership levels and benefits are listed on the museum website, As an artist member you may enter up to 3 entries. Artist member benefits also include the opportunity to link your website or blog to the museum website and the opportunity to have your work juried into the upcoming online gallery.

Visit website for complete details:

For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact Beth Smith at

SDA Canada Call for Expressions of Interest

Deadline: November 1, 2013 (EMAIL)

Call for Expressions of Interest
Edge of the Forest: Exploring Perimeters

Surface Design Association
British Columbia, Canada

Several Canadian SDA members who attended the 2013 SDA Conference in San Antonio have been exploring opportunities to mount this exhibition in a number of venues – at the SDA conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 2015, at the Newfoundland and Labrador Fibre Arts Conference in Gros Morne National Park,.October 2015, and elsewhere. When we have confirmed venues, a Call for Entry will be sent out by email in 2014, and posted on relevant websites and blogs.

At this time we need you to email your expressions of interest by November 1, 2013, with your name, address, phone number and email address to:

Melanie Siegel


Boundaries, borders and edges...

To what extent is a country defined by its the choices and placement of edges?

Whether political, historical, psychological and/or geographical, our comprehension and expression of these points of delineation represent integral pats of who we are, both as individuals and collectively.

Be it selvedge to selvedge, raw edge or treated, our textiles have unavoidable beginnings and endings. How these are handled can be as varied as the makers themselves.

We welcome your rich interpretation of this concept in presenting a diverse Canadian perspective on our boundaries.


All Canadian members of the Surface Design Association are invited to participate. Artists must be current members of the Surface Design Association as of January 2015, and resident in Canada.

All work is to be created as a two-dimensional 16x28 inch rectangle format, to be hung vertically.

The top of the work will be required to have a “sleeve” for hanging purposes. The sleeve should measure two inches, in which a flat metal rod will be inserted, and should stop ½-3/4” short of the side edges so that the rod will not show on the front. The top edge of the sleeve should be placed one to two inches from the top of the work.

Label sewn on the back indicating artist’s name, mailing address, materials, techniques.
All work must be finished to a professional standard and be ready for hanging as per the parameters stated above.

The work should best represent your current practice, be it experimental or signature style, and speak to the theme expressed above.

The gallery director or curator will have final say regarding which pieces will be exhibited. We expect there may be a requirement to send digital images, bios and artist statements to the galleries ahead of time.

Details about venues, with shipping instructions, etc, will be provided in 2014.

Review complete information:

K(now) Gallery Call for Artists

Deadline: September 15, 2013 (ONLINE)

Call for Artists
K(now) Gallery

Chelsea Gallery District
New York, NY
October 27 to November 28, 2013

This is a Know Now Gallery opportunity to expose artists working in contemporary visual arts to a wider audience. This exhibition is in NYC’s Chelsea Gallery District.

ELIGIBILITY: National and international artists 16 years and older may submit a maximum of five works completed within the last twelve months and not exhibited in a previous Know Now Gallery exhibition.

AWARDS: Over $1,000 in award money will be allocated by the juror.

FEES: $35 for up to 5 entries, the total allowed; non-refundable.

REQUIREMENTS: All submissions must be submitted digitally through the Know Now Gallery’s website.

SELECTED WORKS: Selected artworks must be delivered ready to hang/display. Artworks considered unsuitable for hanging/presentation will be refused. Curatorial staff reserves the right to refuse an artwork that is misrepresented through documentation or is not the piece selected by juror.

SALES: All works must be available for sale, the Know Now Gallery receives a 30% commission.

Visit website for more information:

Register and submit work online:


The K(now) Gallery is an arts organization in Seattle, Washington, and New York City whose mission is to develop and provide a central venue for artists and the general community to learn, network, share, and experience all varieties of artistic and cultural expression.

Juxtapose at CoXist Studio

Two Deadlines: (EMAIL)

September 22, 2013 (off-island applicants)
October 5, 2013

CoXist Studio

Oahu, HI
October 19 -31, 2013

CoXist Studio is a center for innovative events and creative services in the heart of booming Kaka’ako. Designed and renovated by students of UH School of Architecture, CoXist Studio is a raw, diverse warehouse space engineered to respond to the needs of the prolific Hawai’i community. Through collaboration and coproduction with leaders in the industry, we provide a space for cutting edge workshops, exhibitions, photo shoots, and events.

CoXist Studio is pleased to announce an official Call for Entry for their October 2013 Juxtapose at CoXist Studio, in collaboration with Hawaii Fashion Month (HFM), and Honolulu Night Market. Free to enter, this is a worldwide Open Call for Designers and Artists (emerging and established) to transform elements of urban life into wearable art. There are no restrictions on the material used to create the garment or accessory.

In conjunction with Honolulu Night Market, design entries will be considered for the exhibition that will open on October 19, 2013 in CoXist Studio from 8-11pm, and will remain on display until the closing of HFM (October 31, 2013). Juxtapose is open to the public, and is expected to receive 600+ viewers over the course of the showcase. The pieces can be for purchase, the designer receives 100% of the profit from the sale.

Throughout the exhibition, there will be a custom installation by Robert Reed inside CoXist Studio, 3D visual design by Aisis Chen, and local fashion elements to be announced. The opening night will feature DJ’s from Kitchen Music Society (Honolulu), video projection, hookah and cigar lounge, and a craft cocktail bar.

Up to 10 designers will be chosen by the jurors.


1. Provide general information: Full Name, Address, Email, Phone Number, and Website/social media (if desired), and a brief detail on how piece would be worn or used, materials used and any inspiration behind the piece you feel is important.

2. Submit 3-5 images (front, back, detail) of created garment/accessory to be displayed at exhibition. Please provide all photos in JPEG format, no larger than 2 megabytes.
a. Use the following naming convention for all images: JSMITH_Title.jpeg
b. Focus on urban life: use materials found, used or discarded in the city.
3. Deadline: October 5 2013 for Oahu-based applicants, September 22nd 2013 for off-island applicants (to allow shipping time).
a. Chosen applicants will be notified within 5 days of submission.
b. Off-island designs need delivered to Oahu by October 12 2013. If garment is to be returned please provide a pre-paid shipping label or coordinate pick-up.
c. On-island designs need to be gallery ready and delivered to CoXist Studio by October 12 2013.
d. All shipping/delivery must be paid for by applicant.


Robert Reed, multidisciplinary artist. His work has been performed and exhibited locally, nationally, and globally including New York, San Francisco, Baltimore, Boca Raton, Indianapolis, Krakow, and Venice.

Mary Babcock, visual and performance artist as well as Associate Professor and Chair of the Fibers Program in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for complete details:

Please send all entries or questions to

CoXist Studio || Kaka'ako
work: 808.351.5898
cell: 541.621.8761