Sunday, September 21, 2014

Drowning in a Sea of Information

Deadline: October 10, 2014 {ONLINE}

Drowning in a Sea of Information

Curator: Seder Burns
Work • Ann Arbor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Nov. 21, 2014 - Dec. 19, 2014

From the continual notifications from emails, texts, tweets, and other social media to the never ending next important thing to look up, there isn’t a moment that we are not drowning in a sea of information. There is always more to see, to read, to watch, to learn.

How can we hope to sift through it? When is there time to contemplate and process the information that we already have taken in if we are perpetually taking in more?

What is the consequences of all the readily available private and public information? What become of the information that you set adrift on the sea of information?

Drowning in a Sea of Information explores our new paradigm of information overload.


Drowning in a Sea of Information seeks to present artwork that explores the concept of information overload. A broad approach and interpretation is desired.

Media: Open to all media.

Jurying Process: Digital images must be submitted through the Stamps School’s online exhibition submission form in order to be considered for selection.

Work • Ann Arbor is the School’s first dedicated gallery space on central campus since art became a department at the University in 1926. Work is designed to provide an exhibition venue primarily for undergraduate students. Director: Mark Nielsen

Visit website for complete details including the Call for Work and the online submission form:

Work • Ann Arbor
306 State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center: Outside the Margin National Juried Book Arts Exhibition

Deadline: October 10, 2014 {ONLINE}

Outside the Margin
National Juried Book Arts Exhibition
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Silver Spring, Maryland
November 7-25, 2014

For over 30 years, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center has demonstrated its commitment to artists working in the field of book arts, printmaking and paper-making. Located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center leads and inspires the community through artistic excellence and community engagement. PAAC is proud to announce a juried exhibition in conjunction with the 13th Biennial Book Arts Fair, “Outside the Margin,” November 7-25, 2014.


Work will be exhibited in Pyramid Atlantic Art Center’s Second Floor Gallery


Artists are invited to enter up to 5 original or limited edition artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, or book installations. Acceptable printmaking media: relief, intaglio, inkjet, and/or screen-print techniques.

Fee (USD): $35.00


Doug Litts, current head of the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library, and former library director at the Corcoran Gallery and College of Art.

• Purchase prize will be awarded by juror, and work will become part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library’s collection.
• Second place award of $200
• Third place award of $100

To Apply, go to

apexart: Unsolicited Proposal Program

Deadline: November 1, 2014 {ONLINE}

Unsolicited Proposal Program

New York, NY
2015-16 season

apexart's Unsolicited Proposal Program is an opportunity for anyone, from anywhere, to submit a proposal for an idea-based exhibition at apexart. From October 1 - November 1, 2014, we will accept 500-word group exhibition proposals. Three winning proposals will be presented at apexart in New York City as part of our 2015-16 season.

Proposals are only accepted online for anonymous consideration by an international group of more than 100 individuals composed of artists, curators, writers, arts professionals, and individuals from other fields.

Our unique system of crowd-sourced jurying asks each juror to read at least 50 proposals, in randomized order. Each proposal receives as many as 25 votes. We believe it is the most objective and fair process of evaluation that we have found. Submissions are reviewed anonymously and solely on the strength of their idea and previous curatorial experience is in no way required. Supplemental materials are not accepted to further level the "playing field."

Three proposals with the highest ratings will be presented the following season at apexart in NYC, and the full tally of results (where your proposal ranked) will be available online to all submitters. We appreciate your interest in our programs.

Applications are welcomed and encouraged from around the world.

Guidelines & Useful Links

• Exhibition proposals will be accepted from October 1 - November 1, 2014.

• Submissions are limited to 500 words maximum, emphasizing and explaining the idea behind the show.

• Proposals must be submittted only via our online application. No email submissions will be accepted.

• No images, catalogs, resumés, cv, or other support materials will be accepted.

Review FAQs:

Visit website for complete details:

291 Church Street
New York, NY 10013 USA
tel. +212 431 5270

Ice Cube Gallery: Icebreaker 6

Deadline: November 1, 2014 {ONLINE}

Icebreaker 6
Ice Cube Gallery

Denver, CO
January 8-31, 2015

The sixth annual juried exhibition sponsored by Ice Cube Gallery, a contemporary artist-run gallery located in the River North Arts District of Denver.

The exhibit has an open theme and artists of every medium are encouraged to enter.

Juror: LAUREN WRIGHT Curator and Artistic Director for the Biennial of the Americas, former curator at Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK. Wright has also developed independent curatorial projects for Tate Modern and served as Asisstant Director for, a media arts organization focused on technology and social change.

Entry fee is $35.00 and entitles each artist to enter up to 4 images. Entry fee does not guarantee acceptance into the show.

Ice Cube Gallery retains a 25% commission on works sold during the exhibition.

Artwork must be ready to hang or display. Installation or works of multiple pieces must be accompanied by a detailed diagram. Artists submitting time based media must be able to provide their own equipment. Artists may be asked to install complex works. Maximum weight is 50 lbs.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for complete details:

To submit work, visit:

Ice Cube Gallery
3320 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

Maryland Transit Administration Art-In-Transit

Deadline: November 14, 2014 {ONLINE}

Maryland Transit Administration

Baltimore, MD
2015 and Beyond

The Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) General Engineering Consultant Team (GEC) seeks artists to create enhancements for the future Purple Line light rail project. The Purple Line, expected to be operational in 2020, will connect Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland.

Artists are being asked to submit applications by Friday, November 14, 2014, to be considered for future opportunities along the Purple Line. This Call for Artists is open to all professional artists, preferably with public art experience. This call is open to artists from a broad range of media, and will be used to generate pools of artists who could be selected to compete for specific projects in the future.

Approximately 21 locations have been identified as Art-In-Transit opportunities, including fences, railings, ground planes, feature walls, retaining walls, bridges, tunnel portals, way-finding pylons, and station canopies and windscreens.

The second phase of artist selection is expected to begin in 2015, with a competitive interview or proposal process for each opportunity. Artists who are invited to submit proposals will be offered a stipend commensurate with the scope of the project and the proposal requirements.

Artists will be asked to work with the communities along the corridor to create artwork that highlights the cultural vitality of the region, and reflects the artistic, cultural and/or historical interests of the surrounding communities.

This Call to Artists / Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is being issued by the General Engineering Consultant (GEC), who is contracted to provide planning, engineering and design services for the Purple Line on behalf of the MTA. Ultimately, final design, construction and operation services will be contracted to a public-private partnership which, after award, will become the Soliciting Organization for the Art-in-Transit Program and which will use the artist pools developed by this process to issue solicitations for specific project opportunities.

Submit qualifications online:

Call For Artists/Request for Qualifications – Maryland Purple Line Art In Transit PDF n
MTA's Purple Line Seeks Artists to Enhance Stations PDF

For more details about the project visit

For Art-In-Transit inquiries contact:
Ms. Jo Schneider, Purple Line Art-In-Transit Transit Manager
Transit Development and Delivery
100 S. Charles Street, Tower Two, Suite 700
Baltimore, MD 21201

Australian Tapestry Workshop Artist in Residence

Deadline: November 28, 2014 {RECEIVE}

Artist in Residence
Australian Tapestry Workshop

South Melbourne Victoria
2015 Season

Collaboration is central to the idea of creating great tapestry art, and over the years the Australian Tapestry Workshop has worked with many leading Australian and international artists.

The artist in residence program invites artists to immerse themselves in the unique studio environment of the Workshop for 2-8 weeks, full or part-time.

Artists working in any medium - not just the visual arts or textile based practice - and at any stage of their career can undertake a residency at the Australian Tapestry Workshop.

We are not able to offer comprehensive training in tapestry weaving as part of the residency. If artists are only interested in learning tapestry we suggest they enroll in one of our classes. Artists will be given a space on the Workshop floor and will be required to deliver a public talk. The ATW cannot offer accommodation or financial support, however artists can freely use our yarn and equipment.


• Completed application form
• A one page Curriculum Vitae
• A one page statement outlining your practice and a proposal about what you would do during the residency
• Up to 10 images of recent work

Applications close on Friday November 28 at 5pm.

Download application form: 2015_ARTIST_IN_RESIDENCE_APPLICATION.docx

Visit website for complete details including links to former residents:

Australian Tapestry Workshop (formerly Victorian Tapestry Workshop)
262-266 Park Street
South Melbourne Victoria 3205

P (61 3) 9699 7885

Knitty Magazine Call for Submissions

Multiple Deadlines: {EMAIL} or {ONLINE}
Dec 1, 2014
Mar 1, 2015
June 1, 2015

Call for Submissions
Knitty Magazine

Spring + Summer 2015
First Fall + Holiday Headstart 2015
Deep Fall 2015


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.

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.


Issue Theme Submission

garments + accessories, quick
last-minute gift
1, 2014
garments + accessories
Dec 1, 2014 Mar
Fall + Holiday Headstart


cool-weather layers + things
to knit early for holiday
mohair or angora!
1, 2015
Fall 2015

cool-weather garments + accessories
1, 2015

Complete submission guidelines and forms (including information regarding submissions for Knittyspin) available on website:

apexart: Franchise Program

Deadline: February 28, 2015 {ONLINE}

Franchise Program

New York, NY

Based on the idea of creating a franchise, apexart holds a worldwide open call for proposals for group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world other than New York City. Annually we accept 500-word submissions outlining your idea for an exhibition.

Three winners selected by a jury will be the director, curator and/or staff of their own month-long apexart franchise with an $8,000 exhibition budget, a modest salary, and almost complete control. apexart provides the funding along with the necessary guidance and administrative support to make the curated exhibition happen.

Accepting submissions from February 1 - 28, 2015.

One of apexart's two curatorial open calls, the Franchise asks for submissions for exhibitions that examine a specific idea or theme. Exhibitions can be about anything that the organizer finds compelling and can take place anywhere other than NYC. Past shows have explored construction in Mexico City, community in Memphis, and translation in Kampala.

The Franchise is an opportunity to help bring a compelling idea to fruition and to illustrate that the center of the world is wherever you are. Please note that apexart is not a funding organization and exhibitions are part of apexart's regular programming.

Guidelines & Useful Links

• Exhibition proposals will be accepted from February 1 - 28, 2015.

• Submissions are limited to 500 words maximum, emphasizing and explaining the idea behind the show.

• No images, catalogs, resumés, cv, or other support materials will be accepted.

Review FAQs:

Visit website for complete details:

291 Church Street
New York, NY 10013 USA
tel. +212 431 5270

2015 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles: Velocity of Textiles

Deadline: March 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Velocity of Textiles
2015 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles
Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

Ernest G Welch Gallery
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
May 14, 2015 to July 31, 2015

The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild announces an international exhibition of art that references and/or uses fiber, fiber techniques and fiber technologies in innovative ways.

Deeply rooted in tradition, textile arts are an expression of the hands and the heart of the maker. Textile artists engage with the material quality of their medium. We create unity and function with fiber, color, texture, design, and pattern. This symbiotic relationship of material and vision creates an emotive response in both the maker and the viewer; when engaged with the work, both are transported by the work at hand.


Work that reflects the forward trajectory of textiles within a twenty first century intersection of conceptual innovation, new and old techniques and materials, coupled with traditional attention to craftsmanship


• All US and international artists working in fiber media are eligible to enter.
• Entries must have been completed at the time of the entry deadline and no earlier than April 2013.
• Pieces must be of original design, executed by the entrant, and one of a kind.
• Two entries per artist.
• Jpeg image files are required for each work entered.
• Work may not exceed 9 feet in height nor 50 lbs in weight.

Entry Fee: $35.00

JUROR: Jon Eric Riis is an internationally known contemporary fiber artist.


• Best of Show $600
• Second Place $400
• Third Place $200

Visit website for complete details:

Entries accepted online via CaFÉ:

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild
P.O. Box 889244
Atlanta, GA 30356

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mixed Remnants has Returned!!!

Hello Friends:

We have been talking about this day FOREVER--the return of Mixed Remnants. While we are always in a state of flux, we are eager to push on building the Fiber Art Calls for Entry family. We still have loads of work to do on the site but we wanted to move forward by posting our first Artist Interview. Our contributor, Melva Hightower, spoke to Bren Ahearn whom we featured several months ago. You may read the interview here:

It is our pleasure to bring you fiber related opportunities. Thank you for interest and support. We hope you will stay with us as we continue to grow.

All the best,

Elise N.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols

Deadline: September 9, 2014 {POSTMARK} and {EMAIL}

Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

Museum & Arts Center
Sequim, WA
October 1, 2014 to November 29, 2014

Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols is a juried fiber arts exhibition revealing meaningful themes, designs, and relationships through fiber, fabric, and fashions with creative consideration that reflects and sometimes repeats imaginative motives, motifs, lines, and serendipity.


• All formats of fiber art will be considered, including wall-hung, free-standing, or pedestal mounted. Entries must be original and must not be copied, derivatives, or based on other copyrighted or published work.

• Please include the dimensions and weight of your work with each entry.

• Maximum of three entries per artist.

Selection Conditions (truncated)

• Entries will be juried from digital files.

• Work must be ready to hang and must be less than 60 inches x 60 inches. Some exceptions for wearable art. Hanging work may not exceed 50 pounds. Freestanding work that exceeds 50 pounds must be delivered and installed by the artist.

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Director, Exhibition Juror and Curator: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond


PDF Entry Form

Word Entry Form

Visit website for more information:

Inquires? Contact Renne:

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts: Artist Residency

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

September 15, 2014
March 15, 2015

Artist Residency
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts

Saratoga, WY
Winter/Spring: January – May
Summer/Fall: June – November

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. Located on 15,000 acres of scenic splendor at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest outside of Saratoga, Wyoming, the camp is situated right next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges.

Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians and composers are encouraged to apply for our four week artist residency programs, complete with lodging, meals, working facilities and incredible natural beauty. Two and six week residency options are also available; however priority will be given to the applicants applying for four week residency programs. Residents are at liberty to structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat. Whether solitude or social engagement is inspiring, the opportunities for creative enrichment are endless at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts.

Application Guidelines

The Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers two sessions per year. The Winter/Spring artist retreats run from January – May with the deadline September 15 of the previous year. The Summer/Fall session runs from June – November with the deadline on March 15 of the same year.

Duration of Residency

Options of 2, 4 or 6 weeks are available with preference going to 4 week requests. Duration is determined by jury rankings, overall application packet and schedule availability.

The application processing fee is $35 and is nonrefundable.

Download Application Guidelines:

Online Application:

Visit website for full details including FAQs:

Questions: Submit additional questions to

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
66 Brush Creek Ranch Road
Saratoga, WY 82331
tel 307.710.7312
fax 307.327.5970

Carte Blanche, a group exhibition of collage works

Deadline: September 15, 2014 {EMAIL}

Call for Submissions
Carte Blanche, a group exhibition of collage works
Central Features

Albuquerque, NM
November 7 - December 20, 2014

Central Features seeks submissions of collage artworks to be considered for inclusion in Carte Blanche, a group exhibition of works by contemporary visual artists who use collage to push the boundaries of representation, abstraction, and appropriation, defying continuity and challenging expectations.

Wendy Vogel, Senior Editor at Modern Painters and independent curator
Jonathan Frederick Walz, Curator of American Art, Sheldon Museum of Art
Nancy Zastudil and Ian Goebel, owners, Central Features

Any living artist is eligible to submit their artwork for review and consideration, according to the following parameters:

Artwork must have been created after 2009 and available for consignment.

If selected, artist agrees to arrange for artwork to arrive at Central Features no later than October 20, 2014.

Send the following to: info@centralfeatures
Name and contact info
Up to three digital images of your available collages and a corresponding image list
Website (if applicable)

$10 submission fee

Visit website for complete entry details:

Central Features
109 5 St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

SPUN Fiber Art Exhibit

Deadline: September 15, 2014 {ONLINE}

SPUN Fiber Art Exhibit

Etui Fiber Arts
Larchmont NY
October 17, 2014 to November 10, 2014

  • Open to work made with fiber or fiber techniques (including but not exclusive to quilting, knitting, crochet, tatting, weaving, spinning, felting, etc) or with elements that reference fiber or fiber traditions.
  • If selected, work must be sent ready for hanging or display. Work shall not exceed 15 pounds and no one dimension shall exceed 24 inches.

  • Framed works will only be accepted with plexiglass - absolutely no glass.

  • All work must be for sale.
Juror: Bartholomew F. Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Hudson River Museum. Entry Requirements: Artists must enter online. Entry Fee: $30 for up to three entries. Entry fees are non-refundable. Download Prospectus Visit website for complete details (including online prospectus):

Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition of the Southeastern US

Deadline: September 22, 2014 {ONLINE}

Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition of the Southeastern US

Raleigh, North Carolina
December 5, 2014 to January 17, 2015

Artspace invites artists working in a variety of craft media to enter the Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition of the Southeastern US, a biennial national juried exhibition.


All work must be original. Eligible media include functional or sculptural works in the following: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, handmade paper, and wood. Fine art media such as painting, photography, and lithography are NOT ELIGIBLE unless incorporated into an otherwise eligible media. Decorated furniture, candles, pressed flowers, handmade reproductions, and objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are also NOT ELIGIBLE.

Eligible ties to the Southeastern US include birthplace, residence, or education based in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.


All accepted entries will be listed in an exhibition brochure.

Best of Show – $750

Second Place, Award of Distinction – $500

Third Place, Award of Merit – $250

Honorable Mentions (2) – $50 each

To Apply

Submit the information below via CaFÉ:

$30 application fee

Full details available on website:


Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs & Exhibitions,

The Oregon College of Art and Craft: Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Book Arts

Deadline: October 3, 2014 {RECEIVE}

Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Book Arts
The Oregon College of Art and Craft

Portland, Oregon
January 18 – May 20, 2015

Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Book Arts in Spring Semester of 2015 is a 16 week-long fellowship program intended to present the participants as role models for the OCAC community, to advance the careers of the practicing artists, and to strengthen the public’s awareness of the significant role that making has in a contemporary art context. By promoting an understanding of the creative process, the Artist-in-Residence Program expands OCAC’s mission as a public resource center for the exchange
and exploration of ideas relevant to our cultural and social environment, particularly for engagement in the discourse surrounding contemporary craft and critical making.

Who Can Apply

The Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Book Arts is open to visual artists who:
• are working primarily with artist book or paper-making materials and processes;
• are able to provide evidence through appropriate documentation of 5 or more years of active professional studio practice;
• hold an MFA in Visual Arts with an emphasis in printmaking, paper-making, artist books or equivalent;
• have two or more years teaching experience in a degree program beyond a graduate teaching assistantship;
• display a comprehensive grasp of the history of print, paper-making, or book arts and contemporary theory;
• are interested in the integration of artist book or paper-making practice with a wide variety of other media;

The resident must be an artist with significant exhibition records and professional achievement, strong communication skills, sustained studio practice, and desire to engage in collaborative experiences at OCAC. A resident artist is expected to pursue a clearly articulated body of work or project, to teach one 3-credit BFA course in Paper-making and to integrate his or her practice into the academic programming and activities of the larger OCAC community. To this end, the resident’s specific involvement may include teaching a 3-credit BFA course in Book Art Department, guest lecturing in a class, giving public talks, providing mentorship to students, participating in open studios, and/or collaborating with faculty or students.

The robust and productive OCAC learning environment is comprised of a diverse mix of students, faculty and visiting artists, all of whom work in a variety of materials. To better engage with the community, residents may audit one studio school continuing education class/workshop tuition-free as space is available during their residency.


• $6,000 stipend;
• use of state-of-the-art studios;
• on-campus housing, if needed;
• one Studio School continuing education class or workshop;
• focused time for Studio engagement; and
• supportive interaction with fellow artists and students.



Program Information

Full details available on website:

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225

503.297.9651 fax

Artspace: Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

October 6, 2014 (January – July 2015 Residency)
March 30, 2015 (July 2015 – January 2016 Residency)

Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence

Raleigh, NC
2015/2016 Residency

Established in January 2000, the Regional Emerging Artist Residency provides emerging visual artists with time and space to explore their work in a supportive, thriving, artistic environment at Artspace. Two artists in their early professional careers are chosen from a regional pool of applicants every six months.

The residency includes a private, rent-free studio with 24-hour access. Artspace does NOT provide transportation or living quarters.

Each month residents are presented to the Triangle community during Artspace’s opening receptions and gallery walks. A fully supported exhibition of the resident’s work will be presented in the Artspace lobby after the residency.

The primary focus of the program is to provide an artist with time for independent work, but some participation in Artspace programs is expected. During the residency, artists must contribute to Artspace’s educational programs and tours by working in their studios during business hours, especially during scheduled tours. Resident artists will also be expected to give a presentation, talk, and/or demonstration to the public during their exhibition or 6-month residency.


1. Artspace’s Emerging Artist Residencies are available to promising artists in their formative years committed to advancing their own work and professional careers.

2. Artists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 18 years of age and must currently reside in the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia).

3. Artists working in most mediums will be considered, including experimental media; however, artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building.

4. Artists must not be enrolled in an institutional program of study, including instructional museum programs, during the residency period. (Applicants may be in school during application process.)

5. Artists must be ready to enjoy working in an open studio setting where the public is able to interact with the artist during public hours. Artists must work in the studio a minimum of 15 hours per week during public hours.

Full application details available on website:


Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs & Exhibitions,, 919.821.2787

The Guild of Book Workers: Vessel

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

Intent to Enter Form: October 17, 2014
Online Entry Form: March 15, 2015

The Guild of Book Workers

New York, NY
2015 - 2017 Exhibition

The Guild of Book Workers invites all members to participate in its 2015-2017 traveling juried exhibition, Vessel. The book as vessel inspires beautiful metaphor - a craft for traveling, a container, a holder, a receiver, a transporter. Across time and culture, the vessel is at the center of many ceremonies and rites of passage. Native American cultures regarded the vessel as a portal to a sacred realm. The book as craft is our vessel to sail the high seas, to hold our dearest memories, and to indicate the pulse of life. Guild of Book Workers members are invited to interpret “vessel” as broadly or as narrowly as they wish.

All entrants must be members in good standing of the Guild of Book Workers at the time of submission and carry a current membership throughout the entire run of the exhibition. Member registration may accompany entry, along with entry fee. Entrants may submit a total of two works. An Intent to Enter form must be submitted online by October 17, 2014 in order to be notified of exhibitions updates and a link to the online entry form. Works will be juried from digital images.

This exhibition will feature approximately 50 works by Guild members. Opening in the spring of 2015, the Vessel exhibition will travel to between six and nine venues across the U.S., closing in the spring of 2017. Selected works will include fine and edition bindings, artist’s books, broadsides (letterpress printing, calligraphy, and decorative paper-making), and historical binding models. Works will be selected by a jury to ensure that they are of excellent quality.

Visit website for more details:

Download Flyer:

Questions? Contact Communications Chair:

Guild of Book Workers
521 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10175

Small Tapestry International 4: Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Innovation

Deadline: October 31, 2014 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

Small Tapestry International 4: Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Innovation
American Tapestry Alliance


Northwestern State University

Natchitoches, Louisiana
June 8 – August 15, 2015

Biggs Museum of Art
Dover, Delaware
October 2 – November 22, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, October 2, 2015

Raleigh, North Carolina
January 16 – March 5, 2016

The American Tapestry Alliance is a not-for-profit, member-supported organization seeking to exhibit the best of contemporary tapestry. ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to Small Tapestry International 4: Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Innovation. Artists are encouraged to explore the conceptual, technical and metaphorical implications of the theme as they design their submissions. 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.

Entry to STI 4: Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Innovation is open to all artists who design and weave their own tapestries either individually or collaboratively (all assistants shall be named). For the purposes of this exhibition, tapestry is defined as hand woven, weft faced fabric using discontinuous wefts. Artists who work in both traditional and more experimental methods are encouraged to enter. Multimedia work will be considered as long as the primary medium is tapestry. Entries must be one-of-a-kind and have been completed after January 2013. Entries may not have been shown previously in any ATA exhibition, including the Un-juried Small Format show. Artists may submit up to three pieces, but a maximum of one piece per artist will be accepted.

Size Restrictions: The size of the tapestry may not exceed a total of 100 square inches (625 square cm) and cannot exceed 20 inches (50 cm) in any one dimension. Three-dimensional pieces may not exceed 10 inches (25 cms) in height, width, or depth. Tapestries must be mounted. The mount may extend up to 3 inches beyond the tapestry on every side. If accepted, the work must arrive ready to hang.

Download Entry Form:

Enter ONLINE: small-tapestry-international-4-online-entry-form/

Visit website for more information:

7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015

Deadline: November 15, 2014 {ONLINE}

7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015
Gallery “Titanikas”

Vilnius, Lithuania
2015 Spring

Exhibition Theme: “Error” {mistake}.

The purpose of the “7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015” is to incite artists to create conceptual works which correspond to the offered theme. Errors {mistakes} plays important role not only in our life, but also in creative process. Many scientific discoveries have been made by mistake, by error. The same are in art. We are looking for artist’s books made with errors, artist’s books with typographical, printing or binding errors. Artist’s books created about “errors” in our life and art, errors in science and engineering, errors in languages or errors on the road, and etc.

Regulations for Participants: (truncated)

1. We invite all artists to participate.
2. Each artist may submit a maximum of 3 artist’s books made on theme “Error” {mistake}.
3. Works and the entry forms must be sent till the 15th of November 2014.
4. No size or weight limit.
5. Applicant shall cover all the necessary expenses for subscription, such as shipping cost to the Triennial, insurance, etc.
6. The “7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015 is anniversary Triennial – 7 is Magical Number. So we decided that the 7th Artist’s Book Triennial will be composed:
a) by invited artists (who participated many time in the Triennials); and
b) artists selected by the International Jury.
7. We will show all received artist’s books in our website for “People’s Voice”. Everybody can vote for your favourite book.
8. The organisers will publish the Catalogue.
9. There is No Entry Fee.

Main Prize: The personal artist’s books exhibition in Vilnius in 2018 together with the “8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018”.

Entry Forms:

Online Entry Form
PDF Entry Form

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7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015
Kestutis Vasiliunas
Filaretu 9-5
Vilnius 01207, Lithuania

National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015

Deadline: December 29, 2014 {POSTMARK}

National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015
The Wichita Center for the Arts

Wichita, KS
March 27 - May 10, 2015

Eligibility: The exhibit is open to all fiber artists living and working in North America. Each entry must be wholly designed and executed by the artist.

Media Limitations: Artists are encouraged to enter handwoven or handmade fiber forms. The exhibition is open, but not limited to, the following: uniquely designed functional pieces such as coverlets, pillows, tablecloths, garments, rugs, etc., and nonfunctional tapestries, wall hangings, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works which have been printed, painted, embellished, felted, woven, knitted, twined, cast paper, quilted, stitched, or other forms of manipulating fiber for art.
Installation pieces must be installed and removed by artists. All artwork must be display ready with display hardware included. All artwork, crates and cartons included, must fit through a standard 39” x 6’10” doorway.

Juror: Barbara Shapiro

Entry Fee: $30.00

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The Wichita Center for the Arts
9112 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67206
telephone: (316) 634-2787