Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lee’s Summit Arts Council Call for Artists

Deadline: August 15, 2014 {RECEIVE} or {HAND DELIVERY}

Call for Artists
Lee’s Summit Arts Council

Gamber Center
Lee’s Summit, MO
2015/2016 Exhibition Season

The Lee’s Summit Arts Council (LSAC) in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department invites entries for the 2015 Gamber Center juried rotating art exhibit.

All media and any subject matter are eligible for consideration. Artists from the Lee’s Summit, Eastern Jackson County and surrounding metropolitan areas, age 18 and older are eligible to submit work. Emerging and career artists are encouraged to submit work. Four(4) artists will be selected to exhibit their artwork for a three-month period in 2015/2016. Artists interested in exhibiting their artwork for the three-month duration may submit their qualifications for consideration.

Exhibition Location: Lee’s Summit Gamber Center. 4 SE Independence. Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Exhibition Schedule:
◾January 29, 2015 - April 16, 2015
◾April 30, 2015- July 16, 2015
◾July 30, 2015 - October 15, 2015
◾October 29, 2015 – January 14, 2016

Eligibility: Artists from the Lee’s Summit and the greater metropolitan Kansas City area age 18 and older are eligible to submit work. Emerging and career artists are encouraged to apply.

Review Criteria: The submissions will be reviewed and juried by a panel of local art professionals representing a broad spectrum of visual art specialties. The selection criteria include assessment of originality, craftsmanship, and appropriateness for venue as well as a review of supporting documentation including the artist statement.

Submission Guidelines: Mail or hand-deliver submissions (NO ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION) to: Tede Price, Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation, 220 SE Green Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Important Dates for Visual Arts Submission:
◾ Visual Art Entries Due Friday, August 15,2014
◾ Acceptance Notification emailed September 30, 2014

For more information contact: Tede Price, Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation, 816-969-1541,

Full details available on website:


Deadline: August 15, 2014 {ONLINE}

Schweinfurth Art Center

Auburn, New York
November 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Quilts=Art=Quilts in an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. The Art Center has been a longstanding proponent of quilts as a visual arts medium and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since 1981. Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality. Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show.

The entry fee for current members of the Schweinfurth Art Center is $30. The fee for non-members is $35.

Definitions & Conditions of Entry (truncated)

  • A quilt is a fabric sandwich comprised of at least two layers: a top, a back and usually a filling. These are held together with quilting or tying threads.
  • Integration of non-fabric items is acceptable.
  • Up to two entries of original work per person are permitted.
  • Preliminary acceptance will be granted based on digital images. Final acceptance will be granted after receipt and examination of quilt.
  • The jurors and staff of the Schweinfurth Art Center reserve the right to refuse any accepted entry for exhibition if it does not contain the same qualities as the submitted image.
  • Quilts must measure a minimum of 900 square inches total (height x width=square inches). The vertical dimensions of any single piece may not exceed 108 inches.
  • Quilts must have been completed in 2012, 2013, or 2014.
  • Quilts must be in pristine condition and be show ready.
  • Quilts must have a continuous 3” wide sleeve attached to the back of the top of the quilt. Exceptions are made if appropriate means of hanging or display is provided.
  • Quilts must be available from October 12, 2014-January 12, 2015.
  • The Art Center will retain a 25% commission on all sales made during the exhibition. An insurance value and a sale price, which includes commission (unless the quilt is not for sale), must be included in the application.
Selection Process
An emphasis is placed on overall quality of design, originality and visual impact. Preliminary acceptance will be granted on the basis of the digital image submission. Prizes will be awarded for excellence in design and workmanship in multiple categories, including $1,000 for Best in Show. Prizes are determined after the exhibit is installed.

 How to Enter
Complete the online application, submit images and make payment by midnight on August 15, 2014.

Complete details available on the exhibition website:

Also visit:

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
205 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021
phone: (315) 255-1553
fax: (315) 255-0871

Liberty of London Open Call 2014

Deadline: August 30, 2014 {EMAIL}* for registration
* Note: The deadline is for the "in person" judging day so one must register prior to this date.

Open Call 2014
Best of British Design
Liberty of London

London, England
Saturday, 30th August
9am – 3pm

Calling all designers and creative talents! Get the chance to attend this year’s Liberty open call and present your best of British design to our expert panel.

In a continual bid to recognise and support new and emerging design talent, Liberty is hosting its 6th British Design Open Call on Saturday 30th August 2014. This is a unique opportunity to present products directly to Liberty’s Managing Director, Ed Burstell, his esteemed buying team and industry experts - including top names from press and fashion retail.

But don’t expect a Dragon’s Den – rather a chance for new and established designers to receive considered and helpful advice from experts on how to nurture and develop your ideas. The best designers selected by the judges will get the chance to have their products sold at Liberty, a name synonymous with the very best of new design since its doors first opened in 1875.


To attend this year’s British Design Open Call please email with the following information:

• Name
• Contact email and phone number
• Product category (Menswear, Womenswear, Fashion Accessories, Jewellery, Stationery, Homeware, Objet & Ornamental or Beauty)
• An image of your product (if you do not have a finished product, please include an image of a work in progress or prototype)

Please make sure your email is no more than 5MB in size.

Please note, you will need to present a finished product to the judging panel on the day.

A confirmation email containing all details for the day will be sent within 48 hours of registration.

Full details available on website:

Liberty of London
Regent Street
London W1B 5AH

Materials: Hard & Soft

Deadline: September 5, 2014 {RECEIVE}

Materials: Hard & Soft
National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition
Greater Denton Arts Council

Denton, Texas
February 6 - April 2, 2015

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it's 28th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money. The juror has always selected the winning pieces on-site. A catalog is printed. Many of the artists seen in the Materials exhibitions have been featured in national publications such as American Craft.


Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitted artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted.

All work must have been completed within the past two years (2012-2014) and not previously exhibited at the Center for Visual Arts. Artists must reside in the United States or its possessions.


There is a $40 non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website:

Greater Denton Arts Council
400 E. Hickory Street
Denton, Texas 76201
(940) 382-2787

Krasl Art Center Artisan Market

Deadline: September 5, 2014 {ONLINE}

Artisan Market
Krasl Art Center

St. Joseph, MI
November 8-13, 2014

The Krasl Art Center provides southwest Michigan residents and visitors the opportunity to experience high quality art exhibitions, installations, and events as well as art classes, camps, guest artist workshops, and outreach opportunities. Located in a 17,500 square foot building, the center has public galleries, art making studios, a black and white wet darkroom, a gift shop and a permanent collection of 38 sculptures.

Artisan Market is THE place to buy original, handmade gifts. Creators from the United States and Canada are carefully selected and their works are presented salon-style in our galleries during this 6-day event. Featured items include jewelry, decorative objects, functional ware, furniture, wearable items, toys and more.

The Artisan Market makes selling easy for YOU!
•You do not need to be in attendance to sell your work; simply drop off or mail your artwork by November 4, 2014.
•You set your sale price; we display, promote and sell your work, and you receive 70% of your sales.
•You receive exposure to more than 5,000 shoppers during the event!
•Your work is displayed for sale at the Krasl Art Center.

Visit website for more information and to apply online:

707 Lake Boulevard
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Quilt National 2015

Deadline: September 12, 2014 {ONLINE}

Quilt National 2015
The Dairy Barn Arts Center

Athens, Ohio
May 23 - September 7, 2015

The nineteenth in the series of international juried competitions dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for NEW work ) that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of techniques and innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric.

The jurors will select works that represent unique approaches to the medium and demonstrate the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions. Visitors to Quilt National ’15 will see that the time honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today’s artists rise to meet the challenges of new techniques and materials.


Artist must be 18 years or older. All work must be the result of independent effort. Work cannot be created for or the product of an instructional setting in which another artist or teacher has provided guidance and/or suggestions. The work must be an original design, not a copy or a variation on the original design of another artist working in any medium.

A non-refundable entry fee of $45.00 (forty-five US dollars) will accompany the entry submission. This fee includes the entry fee and the online submission of the full view and detail image of up to three quilts.

All entries must be NEW work – completed after September 1, 2012.

The work must possess the basic structural characteristics of a quilt. It must be predominately fabric or fabric-like material and MUST be composed of at least two full and distinct layers – a face layer and a backing layer. The face layer may be described by any or a combination of the following terms: pieced, appliquéd, whole cloth, stitched/fused to a foundation. The face and backing layers must be held together by hand- or machine-made functional quilting stitches or other elements that pierce all layers and are distributed throughout the surface of the work.

At least some of these stitches or elements should be visible on the back of the work. As an alternative, the work may be a modular construction (an assemblage of smaller quilts). Each individual module, however, must meet the above structural criteria.

Over $6000 in prizes will be awarded.

Work will be judged on originality, design, technique, and craftsmanship. Jurors will select no more than one work by an artist. Preliminary acceptance will be granted on the basis of the digital image submission. Final acceptance will be granted after a jurors’ representative has examined the work itself. Approximately 85 works will be selected for display at The Dairy Barn Arts Center from May 23—September 7, 2015.


Rosalie Dace (South Africa)
Ann Johnston (Oregon)
Judy Schwender (Kentucky)


Download Entry information and rules: '15_entry_form.pdf

Submit online:

Visit website for additional information:

Kathleen Dawson
Quilt National Director
Telephone: (740)592-4981
Or email:

Fiber Artists of San Antonio 2014 Annual Exhibition

Deadline: October 13, 2014 {EMAIL}

2014 Annual Exhibition
Fiber Artists of San Antonio (FASA)
SAY Sí Gallery

San Antonio, TX
November 21, 2014

The Fiber Artists of San Antonio (FASA) are pleased to announce a call for entries for the 2014 Annual Exhibition. Part of our mission is to promote and advance fiber art through the education of members and the public. This is an opportunity for fiber artists to exhibit their work and for the community to gain a greater appreciation for fiber art.


  • Submissions must have been completed in the past 2 years, since October 2012.
  • Entries should be of original design and execution with a major focus on fiber or fiber techniques.
  • Collaborations are eligible. Artwork sale reimbursement will be made to only one artist. Collaborating artists must make sales split arrangements between each other prior to artwork submittal.
  • FASA members and fiber artists residing in the state of Texas are eligible to enter.

Requirements and Entry Format (truncated)

  • All entries will be juried by digital photograph. Each entry MUST have two JPEG (.jpeg) images, one full shot and one detail shot. Each entry must be labeled with the title of the work and the dimension of the work. Each entry must be at least 300 dpi and no larger than 7" in any direction.
  • Artist commission is 50%. Please keep this in mind as you prepare your entry forms. No changes to the price will be allowed after submission.
  • All selected entries must remain hanging for the entire duration of the show, Friday November 21 through Tuesday December 16, 2014.
  • All entries must be ready for installation, with an appropriate hanging rod or device.

Entries and Submission Fee

  •  Digital images and entry forms must be submitted via e-mail to Dale Jenssen at
  • Up to four art works may be submitted with the entry and fee.
  • The entry fee through PayPal is $32 for FASA members and $37 for non-members.

All entries will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail contact Dale Jenssen

Insurance: Artists are responsible for insuring their work during the show, and in transit.

The entry form, digital images, and fee must be received by Monday October 13, 2014.

Juror: Barbara Schneider


1st Place - $300
2nd Place - $200
3rd Place - $100
Oscar Silva Most Innovative Use of Materials - $100
Surface Design Association in Excellence Award

Visit website for complete information:

Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art

Deadline: October 31, 2014 {ONLINE}

Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art
Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA)

The Hudgens Center for the Arts
Duluth, GA
January 13 through March 21, 2015

Entries are now being accepted for Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art.  Artists are invited to submit up to two works utilizing any textile- or fiber-based techniques to Intertwined, a survey of the best contemporary fiber art in the Southeast.  The exhibition will showcase a wide range of content, material, and techniques with the common threads of craftsmanship and passion.

Open to all artists working in one or more fiber techniques and living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

Awards include $1,000 for Best of Show and three Honorable Mention awards of $200 each.

The exhibition will be held at the  Hudgens Center for the Arts from January 13 through March 21, 2015.

LOCATION:  The Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Bldg. 300, Duluth, GA  30097.  The exhibition may travel to another location if a second venue can be arranged.

ENTRY FEE: $30 for up to two entries. Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) members receive a $10 discount.


  • Entries must be submitted through CaFÉ™.
  • Up to two works may be submitted.
  • Submitted work must be original in design and must not have been previously shown in any major gallery or museum.  Work completed since January 1, 2013 is preferred.
  • Entries must utilize at least one textile- or fiber-based technique (interlaced, felted, stitched, dyed, coiled, knotted, printed, spun, woven, etc.) and can be of any material.
  • Work must not weigh over 75 pounds including any mounting hardware and/or armature.
  • You must personally deliver, install, and remove installation pieces.
  • Jpeg image files are required for each work entered:
  • For each entry, include a full view plus one or two additional detail images for clarification. (Minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 images per entry.)

Please visit  CaFE for additional information and to enter. Entries will be accepted through October 31, 2014.

Dimension XLII

Deadline: November 3, 2014 {ONLINE}

Dimension XLII
Art Center of Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX
November 25, 2014 – January 10, 2015

  • Artists over 18 years of age may enter
  • Original art, completed in the last two years
  • Not previously shown in an Art Center juried exhibit
  • Two entries allowed
  • Actual art should only be delivered after notification of acceptance
  • All works submitted MUST BE FOR SALE

  • Best of Show: $500 plus a solo exhibit at the Art Center
  •  Merit Awards: $100, one award in each category:
    • Works on Canvas
    • Works on Paper
    • Sculpture (all 3D)
    • Mixed Media (2D only)
    • Photography

  • JPEG files ONLY (max 2MB)
  • 2D entries: one image of each entry 3D entries ONLY: Show two views of each piece

Paul is an art professor at UTPA

  • 1 or 2 works—Art Center Members $25
  • 1 or 2 works—Non Members $30
  • Pay by PAYPAL or Credit Card online when submitting artwork.

Download Prospectus:

Questions: Ava Barrett at 361-884-6406 or

View Call on the website:

Art Center of Corpus Christi
100 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Thread Sense: A Fiber Exhibit

Deadline: January 27, 2015 {ONLINE}

Thread Sense: A Fiber Exhibit
Art Center of Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Texas
March 5, 2015 – April 29, 2015

The Art Center of Corpus Christi is delighted to invite TEXAS artists to an open call for submissions to THREAD SENSE– A Fiber Exhibit 2015. This exhibit will provide TEXAS artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in fiber art techniques. All Fiber art forms are eligible. Any art form that uses textiles such as fabric, yarn, & natural or synthetic fibers– including fabric paintings, embroidery, quilts, and wearable art may be submitted to this exhibit. The subject of your work is open. Artist must submit only TWO entries as JPEG FILES ONLY.

ELIGIBILITY: (truncated)

● Must be original art, completed in the last 2 years & not previously shown in an Art Center juried exhibit.
● 2D pieces cannot exceed 48” in any direction (excluding frame).
● 3D pieces must be manageable by two people, not exceeding 72” in any direction, and be stable for display.
● Actual art should not be delivered until AFTER notification of acceptance
● All works submitted MUST BE FOR SALE

● 2 works - $25 Art Center Members
● 2 works - $35 Non Art Center Members

Download Prospectus:

Online Submission Form:


The Art Center of Corpus Christi
100 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401