Thursday, January 16, 2014

Biggs Picture: Landscape Competition

Deadline: March 31, 2014 (RECEIVE) or (POSTMARK) or (ONLINE)

Biggs Picture: Landscape Competition
Biggs Museum of American Art

Dover, DE
May 17—July 20, 2014

The Biggs Museum of American Art presents Biggs Picture, the third juried landscape competition and exhibition featuring the work of professional and emerging artists, working and/or living in the Mid-Atlantic region.

This exhibition will present art works from all media; such as, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, craft, and video; of competition winners that most successfully interpret the theme of Landscape. Depending on size, the exhibition will display between 40 and 60 works.

The competition is open to all artists, both amateur and professional of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

All submitted works must be original and have been created within the past two years. Works exhibited in a prior Biggs Museum exhibition will not be considered.

Each work must fit within at least one of these sub-themes:

Perceived Landscape: interpretations of actual spaces at particular times.
Imagined Landscapes: interpretations of spaces from the past, memory, make-believe, and/or the future.
Landscapes of the Mind: interpreting psychological states of being through creations of space.

This exhibition will be supported by a number of educational programs including, but not limited to: curator led tours of the Biggs Museum’s landscape paintings, juror talks, workshops in the Museum’s galleries, “Paint Outs” in Dover’s historic areas, and Biggs Kids programming.

What is Landscape

Landscape is an expanse of space that can be seen in a single view. “Space” is used to describe any actual or conceived idea of a location, volume, or area with limitations and boundaries that separate it from its surroundings. Works submitted can range from traditional landscapes to waterscapes, urban scenes, interiors, and abstracted works interpreting particular spaces. The term is not limited to expressions of the land and the exhibition is intended to include work reflecting both representational and experimental ideas of “landscape”.

A non-refundable fee of $35 entitles the artist to submit three works to the competition. Additional works may be submitted for $10 per work.

Sharon Ewing: Director of the Gross McCleaf Gallery of Contemporary Realist Painting in Philadelphia
Mary Tobias Putman: Delaware painter, recipient of the Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Purchase Fund Award of the American Academy of the Arts

One work will be selected by the jurors as Best-in-Show for a $1,500 purchase prize to be added to the Biggs Museum permanent collection.

Download Application:

View Online Application:

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Competition Contact
Ryan Grover, Curator, Biggs Museum
phone:(302)674-2111 Ext. 108


Deadline: January 25, 2014 (EMAIL)

Call for Proposals
Centre for Contemporary Textiles Montreal

Montreal, Quebec
February 20, 2014

Organized by the Centre for Contemporary Textiles Montreal, CABARETEXTILE is a casual evening punctuated by short presentations by independent designers and students.

CABARETEXTILE is seeking submissions of projects completed or in progress, experimental and unusual projects where the textile is the focus of research. They will witness the creative process, approach, issues and ways to resolve them in a spirit of open exchange with the public.

Objectives are CABARETEXTILE cause meetings, create alliances, to exchange know-how and stimulate the Montreal and Quebec textile creation.

The CABARETEXTILE is open to professional artists, collectives and students in areas of textile design, design, fashion, costume, visual arts and art and crafts DIY community.

• Presentations will be 10 minutes, no more!
• A microphone, a MAC computer and projector will be available for presenters.
• The order of presentations will be announced the same evening

The proposal presentations should include the following elements:
• The title and description of the presentation (150 words maximum)
• Full details of / presenter (s) (name, email, website and phone)
• A short biography of the presenter (150 words maximum)
• A 5 sample images (maximum) at 72 dpi with a short description of the images.

Deadline for receipt of proposals: 25 January 2014 at 17h.

Proposal and information by email cabaretextile@

The first CABARETEXTILE will take place Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 19h in the gallery of the Centre for Contemporary Textiles Montreal (5800 rue St-Denis area 501, Montreal, Rosemont Metro).

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Postcard Salon 2014

Deadline: January 26, 2014 (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Postcard Salon 2014
Exhibition and Salon Sale
Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon, Michigan
January 30 - February 13, 2014

Create small works of art. Own original art! The Muskegon Museum of Art’s popular Postcard Salon provides the chance to do both.

Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to submit original 4 x 6 inch works of art to display and sell during this non-juried event. The artwork can be created in the artist’s choice of media.

The Rules: (truncated)

  1. Artists may submit up to 5 pieces, in any media. Art must be on medium to heavy-weight paper, wood or canvas panel; or matboard or foamcore. Pieces must measure 4 x 6 inches, in either a horizontal or vertical format. Depth may vary, and wall-hung sculptures will be also accepted, including wood, ceramic, and glass.
  2. All Works for sale at $30.00. Artists receive $15.00 for each sale, with the remainder to cover sales tax and the cost of the event. Participation in the event implies consent to sell work. Or, if you prefer, the entire sale amount may be donated to the Muskegon Museum of Art.
  3. Label your work.
  4. Artwork must be received by January 26, 2014 to be included. Work may be hand-delivered or mailed to MMA.
  5. No frames or mats are permitted.
  6. No giclee reproductions will accepted.
Download Application: Visit website for addition information:

Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Avenue
Muskegon, Michigan 49440
Phone: 231.720.2570
Fax: 231.720.2585

The Visual Arts Fellowship

Deadline: February 1, 2014 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

The Visual Arts Fellowship
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

Provincetown, MA
2014-2015 Season

Fellowship: The Fine Arts Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to ten emerging artists and ten emerging writers each year from Oct.1 through April 30. Visual Arts Fellows are provided with a private, furnished apartment, a separate work studio of approximately 400 sq ft and a monthly stipend of $750.

Eligibility: The Fellowship is open to all emerging visual artists creating two-dimensional work, three-dimensional work, and time-based media work. Applicants are judged on the quality of their work and not on previous exhibition experience, resumes, recommendations or the like. The jury disqualifies applicants it deems to be already emerged—e.g., those who have had high profile solo exhibitions, or have been in significant group exhibitions such as biennials. Tenure track professors in Fine Arts who are on sabbaticals are considered ineligible.

Collaborative teams may apply under one application and if selected they will only be awarded one Fellowship to share. Applicants who would like to apply as an individual artist as well as part of a collaborative team may do so if these two bodies of work are completely different and distinctive.

Artists must be in residence during their Fellowships. Absences may not exceed more than fourteen consecutive days or total more than thirty days during the seven-month Fellowship. Please consider any personal or professional commitments you have made or anticipate before applying. The Fine Arts Work Center welcomes family members and partners of Fellows during the Fellowship Term. There is one pet-friendly apartment available for a Visual Artist.

International applicants are welcome to apply. The Fine Arts Work Center actively seeks applicants from all backgrounds, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability, HIV status or veteran status.

Applications for the 2014-2015 Visual Arts Fellowship must be completed and submitted electronically on or before 11:59 pm February 1, 2014. The application fee is $57. All applications must be submitted online. Our application does not require recommendations or artist statements.

Digital applications are accepted at

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For questions regarding the Visual Arts Fellowship, please contact Visual Arts Coordinator James Stanley at or call 508.487.9960 x 105.

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Artists at Work: Project Window

Deadline: February 1, 2014 (EMAIL)

Call for Proposals
Artists at Work: Project Window

Maine College of Art
Portland, Maine

Maine College of Art is seeking proposals from alumni for temporary, site-specific installations in the Congress Street window adjacent to June Fitzpatrick Gallery located at 522 Congress Street, Portland, Maine. The selected installations will remain on exhibit for approximately six weeks, and will be promoted as part of the First Friday Artwalk.


Applicants must complete and submit a proposal. Submissions will be evaluated by the Artists at Work review committee. The selection panel will review submissions according to the following criteria:
•Artistic merit of the proposal
•Appropriateness and feasibility of proposal
•Availability of applicants for scheduled installation and de-installation dates.

•Artists are required to install the work.
•Artists are required to restore the space to its original condition.

•A stipend of $200 is available for each window installation.
•MECA will provide the artists with professional digital photographs of the installation.

•Only Maine College of Art degree holding alumni are eligible.
•Only completed proposals received by the deadline will be reviewed.

Complete details available on website:

For additional questions call 207.699.5025.

Jerome Fellowships and Open Studio Fellowships

Deadline: February 8, 2014 (EMAIL)

2014 Fellowship Program
Jerome Fellowships and Open Studio Fellowships
Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia, MN
April 1, 2014 and September 15, 2014

Franconia’s fellowship, internship, and residency programs offer opportunities for artists to live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork in the sculpture park. While in residence, artists are encouraged to challenge themselves to achieve new visions, work on a massive scale generally unattainable in an indoor studio or exhibition space, and engage with the public as they are creating new work. The community building aspect of the residency programs helps artists develop invaluable professional network that sparks future projects and collaborations, propels academic opportunities, provides meaningful peer feedback, and establishes lifelong relationships.

Fellowships provide the opportunity for artists and/or artist teams to create ambitious projects and exhibit new work while in residence at Franconia Sculpture Park. Sculpture, site-specific, multi-media, performance, and installation proposals are considered. Franconia’s fellowship program includes FSP/Jerome Fellowships and Open Studio Fellowships. Only one application is required to apply to all available fellowships.

Applicants are encouraged to review the roster of past fellowship artists and their projects.

Fellowship Program Details

• Up to 10 artists or artist teams will be selected
• Fellowships receive a stipend of $4K - $5K to support their time in residence and the creation of new artwork
• Residencies last a minimum of 3 weeks and take place between April 1, 2014 and September 15, 2014. Fellows may NOT be in residence the last week of July or the first week of August.
• Artwork created during the fellowship will be included in Franconia’s outdoor exhibition for a minimum of 1 year
• Artists are provided onsite housing in a 9-bedroom farmhouse
• Studio space in the 7,000 sq. ft. outdoor work area is shared by all artists-in-residence
• Most tools and equipment needed to produce large-scale artwork is available
• Franconia is a public park; Fellows interact with the public on a daily basis and are expected to participate in community programming during their residency

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the following criteria will not be considered.

• Fellowships are for the creation of new work only.
• Applicants must be active and practicing artists, evident in resume or CV.
• Fellowships are given to U.S. residents and/or applicants who have a valid work visa.
• Artists may NOT be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time, at an institution of higher learning during the Fellowship.
• Applicant’s work falls in the area of sculpture or three-dimensional installation, multi-media, or site-specific.
• Artists are eligible to receive this fellowship once every three years, however applicants who are previous recipients are subject to a more rigorous review.

Application Process (truncated)
The application deadline for the 2014 Residency Fellowships is February 8, 2014. Materials must be received via email by MIDNIGHT CST. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply for Franconia’s 2014 Residency Fellowships, submit the following materials to Applicants will be notified by March 1, 2014 of the status of their application.

Submitting as an Artist Team
If you are proposing a collaboration between two or more artists, all involved individuals must be active and practicing artists. Please include separate cover pages and resumes/CVs for each artist.

Visit website for complete submission details:

Download Residency Overview: ResidencyOverview_2014-15.pdf

Download Application Cover Sheet: 2014FellowshipProgramCoverPage.pdf


Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Franconia, MN, USA
phone: (651) 257-6668

Less Is More, Much More

Deadline: February 8, 2014 (EMAIL)

“Less Is More, Much More”
Studio Channel Islands Art Center

Blackboard Gallery
Camarillo, CA
February 27, 2014 to March 22, 2014

“Less Is More, Much More”, an Exploration of subtlety, suggestion, nuance and innuendo is open to all artists, any medium, any size – as long as it fits through the door. Unleash your imagination!

• No size restrictions as long as it fits through the door
• Work must not have been previously shown at Studio Channel Islands Gallery
• All artwork must be delivered ready to be displayed
• Art must be for sale. Gallery commission is 40% of sales price.

Juror: Khaled Al-Awar

Khaled Al-Awar’s Primavera Gallery is home to some of the finest in Contemporary Art. Al-Awar seeks out artists across a spectrum of styles, but with a common trait: discipline and highest quality of work.

Cash prizes: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $100

Entry fee: $40 for members, $50 for non-members, for the first three pieces. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of submitted images. Entries by email or Photo CD only! Submissions before January 25 will be considered to be featured on the show post card!

Visit website for complete submission details: www.studiochannelislands.orgcall-for-entries

Contact: Karin Geiger, Executive Director

Phone 805.383.1368

Studio Channel Islands Art Center
Blackboard Gallery
2222 Ventura Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93010

Franconia Sculpture Park 2014 Intern Artist Program

Deadline: February 28, 2014 (EMAIL)

2014 Intern Artist Program
Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia, MN
April 1 to June 15, 2014
June 16 to August 15, 2014
August 16 to November 20, 2014

Franconia supports emerging artists and upholds the work of career artists, with artist programs that support up to 40 artists each year. While in residence, artists live in a communal setting in a ten-bedroom farmhouse, receive studio space in the 7,000 sq. ft. outdoor work area, and have access to tools and equipment necessary to produce large-scale artwork. The park and artists’ residence is located on 25-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, just 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA.

2014 Intern Artist Program

The Intern Artist Program at Franconia offers the opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students, as well as emerging artists to gain professional experience and build expertise in their emerging careers. Selected Intern Artists are in residence at Franconia for two to three months working in a supportive environment where young artists are stimulated, challenged, and rewarded by the process of creating large-scale sculpture. Working alongside peers and mid-career artists, the Intern Artist Program creates a dynamic setting for artists to grow, learn, and mature.

Intern Artist Program Details
• Up to 12 artists will be selected for the program
• Intern Artist residencies last two to three months, there are three sessions to which applicants may apply:
• April 1 to June 15, 2014
• June 16 to August 15, 2014
• August 16 to November 20, 2014
• Intern Artists are provided onsite room and board in a ten-bedroom farmhouse
• Studio space in the 7,000 sq. ft. outdoor studio is shared by all artists-in-residence
• Intern Artists are invited to create new work for inclusion in the 2014 exhibition
• In exchange for room, board, and studio space, Intern Artists work for Franconia for 5 hours every day
• Daily responsibilities include assisting fellowship artist, landscaping and maintenance, and assisting with Franconia’s programs and events
• Intern Artists must fund their own travel expenses and sculpture material costs. To offset travel and material expenses, some schools or private individuals may sponsor internships.

Application Process (truncated)

The application deadline for the 2014 Intern Artist Program is February 28, 2014. Materials must be received via email by MIDNIGHT CST. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply to Franconia’s 2014 Intern Artist Program, submit the following materials to Applicants will be notified by March 8, 2014 of the status of their application.

Visit website for complete submission details:

Download Application Cover Sheet: 2014InternArtistCoverPage.pdf


Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Franconia, MN, USA
phone: (651) 257-6668

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Open Studio Residency

Deadline: March 1, 2014 (ONLINE)

Open Studio Residency
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Deer Isle, Maine
May 25-June 6, 2014

Haystack's Open Studio Residency is a new program that provides two weeks of studio time and an opportunity to work in a supportive community of makers. The program accommodates approximately fifty participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who will have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media. Participants can choose to work in one particular studio or move among studios depending on the nature of their work. All of the studios will be staffed by technicians who can assist with projects.

Haystack’s open studios and small scale foster a dynamic exchange of ideas among peers. Haystack’s fab lab will also be open, providing an opportunity for experimentation with digital fabrication as a way for residents to augment and complement their creative practices.

In addition to open studios, there is time for participants to share work and discuss ideas across disciplines. Residents include established and emerging artists working in a range of visual art and craft media. In addition, Haystack will invite a smaller group of scientists, designers, and writers.

Haystack's 2014 Open Studio Residency is supported by a grant from an anonymous foundation.

Primary criteria include:
  • The quality of work
  • The ability to work in an intensive community
  • If applicable, the nature and scope of work that will be done during the residency

Applicants must be 18 or older.

Application is for the entire two-week session.


Applicants pay the non-refundable application fee of $35 through a secure site on the online application. SlideRoom accepts all major credit cards and all major US debit cards. The residency program is supported by a grant from an anonymous foundation. Other than the application fee, there is no charge to attend. Only complete applications will be considered.

Accommodations: Housing will be assigned at random from among the various options.


Materials costs, payable at the conclusion of the residency, are the responsibility of the residency participant.


Participants are admitted to Haystack without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national, or ethnic origin.

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Visit SlideRoom to apply:

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
PO Box 518
Deer Isle, Maine 04627
Telephone: (207) 348-2306
FAX: (207) 348-2307

NEXT 2014

Deadline: March 31, 2014 (ONLINE)

NEXT 2014

June 7 to July 5, 2014

PrintMatters is pleased to announce NEXT 2014, a contemporary print biennial to be held during PRINTHOUSTON 2014. We are looking for innovative and challenging works that transcend process and materials and present printmaking as a versatile and adaptable medium. We invite artists who are pushing the boundaries of techniques and materials to apply. We also welcome those artists who are using traditional techniques to speak to contemporary audiences.

In addition to lithography, relief, intaglio, monotype, or serigraphy, we are interested in artists who use printmaking to create installations, ceramics, sculpture, and artists’ books. The only criteria, beyond excellent quality, is that the primary technique(s) used in the creation of the work be listed above.

PrintMatters is a Houston-based arts organization. Our mission is to promote traditional and non-traditional printmaking, encourage print collecting, and facilitate the professional growth of our members.

In 2011, we created PRINTHOUSTON, an annual summer-long celebration of original prints, the artists who create them, and the people who collect them. Exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and special events at galleries, museums, non-profit organizations, and commercial venues take place throughout the city.

Yizhak Elyashiv

In order to ensure the quality of the exhibition, the juror reserves the right to reject any work that was not accurately represented in the digital file. The juror’s decision is final.

Nicole Longnecker Gallery is located at 2625 Colquitt Street, in the heart of Houston’s Gallery Row.

Yizhak Elyashiv will announce the awards at a reception in his honor on June 8. At a special reception on June 28, Nicole Longnecker will announce her selections for a group exhibit in 2015.

Open to all U.S. artists 18 years and older. Works must be original, not to exceed 96 inches in any direction, completed in the last two years, and not previously shown in Houston. Collaborative work should be entered under only one of the artist’s name. No student work, reproductions, or photography.

$45 for up to 3 entries, payable during the online entry process.

Download Prospectus: NEXT2014CallForEntry.pdf

Online Application: PrintHouston: NEXT 2014

Full details available website:

If you have any questions, e-mail

Spectacular Color

Deadline: April 15, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Call for Artists
Spectacular Color
Embroiderers' Guild of America

Louisville, Kentucky
August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

The Embroiderers' Guild of America is seeking work for an international exhibition of contemporary embroidery that features color as its main theme. The exhibit will be on display at EGA National Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky from August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015. Accepted works are due in Louisville, KY, USA June 15, 2014. All members of the EGA, the American Needlepoint Guild, the Embroiderers Association of Canada, the Embroiderers' Guild UK, the Association of New Zealand Embroiderers' Guilds, the Australia Embroiderers' Guilds, and the Cape Embroiderers' Guild of South Africa are invited to enter.

Guest jurors/curators are Shirley Kay Wolfersperger, Carole Rinard, and Ann Erdmann.

The jurors/curators of this exhibition are looking for contemporary embroidery and mixed media embroidery that are concerned with color. We are looking for work with artistic merit that may include:

* optical mixing
* specific color combinations
* relative color
* colors of the imagination
* color of memories
* colors that communicate
* colors that the artist loves and/or hates
* personally poison colors

Please include with each entry an artist statement of up to 100 words about how the color in the work speaks to the main themes of the exhibition and what inspired the use of those colors.

All works should have been completed since 2010 and should be original work or adaptations. All types of embroidery, including but not exclusive to counted work, surface work, canvas embroidery, machine work, quilting, and mixed media, are welcome. Mixed media work is defined as embroidery plus non-embroidered media such as paint, paper, basketry, etc.

Works should be no larger than sixteen inches (41 cm) on any side, including a frame, if applicable.

Three dimensional works will also be accepted (16” max. in any direction.)

Fee: $35 US non-refundable fee for up to three entries.

Download Prospectus:

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Embroiderers' Guild of America
Headquarters Address
The Pointe
1205 E. Washington, #117
Louisville, KY 40206


Two Deadlines:

April 19, 2014 (POSTMARK)
April 20, 2014 (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Rochester, NY
June 7 - July 13, 2014

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo), international small art phenomenon returns for the 7th year! Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of donated artworks. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, signed only on the back, and exhibited anonymously.

All entries will be accepted; exhibited in the gallery & online, and offered for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 13, 2014. Sold Out artists' names will be revealed next to their work online on July 4. Artists may enter up to 6 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter.

Download Entry Form:

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Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604

Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge

Deadline: November 14, 2014 (ONLINE)

Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge
Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon, Michigan
August 20 to November 1, 2015

Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge is organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art and guest curator Geary Jones. This two-part exhibition that will feature artwork from established and emerging textile artists from around the world.


Part one of the exhibition is comprised of the artwork of top fiber artists: Luis Acosta, Kyoung Ae Cho, Kate Anderson, Ewa Bartosz-Mazus, Lia Cook, Thomas Cronenberg, Nancy Crow, Patricia Hickman, Jan Hopkins, Wolfgang Horn, Ferne Jacobs, David Johnson, Gerhardt Knodel, Gyöngy Laky, Maximo Laura, Tom Lundberg, Libby Mijanovich, Laura Foster Nicholson, Krystyna Sadej, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Chizu Sekiguchi, Sherri Smith, Ixchel Suarez, Yoshiko Wada, Dawn Walden, Carole Weller, and Bhakti Ziek.


Part two of the exhibition will feature artwork selected by a 3-juror panel (Ferne Jacobs, Gyöngy Laky, Namita Gupta Wiggers).

Artists are invited to enter up to two works of fiber and textile based art for consideration. Entry is $50 for one or two artworks. The exhibition will be held August 20 to November 1, 2015 at the Muskegon Museum of Art, located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Muskegon, Michigan.

The Rules

Eligibility: All Artists 18 years or older may enter.

Number of Entries: Each artist may submit up to 2 works in any textile or fiber based medium, or artworks that incorporate textile materials or techniques (woven, knitted, or crocheted metal,woven bamboo, handmade paper, wearables, beads, embroidery, etc.). Artists may submit up to 3 images for each entry. Questions about eligibility can be sent to .

Eligible Entries: Only completed works of art are eligible for jury selection. Samples of artworks will not be accepted. Artwork selected by the jury must be available for exhibition during the entire run of the show. Only original works are eligible. Two-dimensional pieces may not exceed 6 feet (1.8m) wide by 10 feet (3m) high. Three-dimensional pieces may not exceed 8 feet (2.5m) high by 4 feet (1.2m) by 4 feet (1.2m). All artwork must weigh less than 100 lbs. (45 kg). Only work easily handled by two people will be accepted.

Submission: All entries must be submitted through the CaFe website at Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge. Registration on this website is free.

Entry Condition: Accepted works must be ready for presentation.

Art Sales: All accepted work is eligible for sale through the MMA Store. The MMA commission is 40%, and must be included in the purchase price. Work offered for sale will be sold as exhibited. If the work is not for sale, please indicate “NFS” on entry.

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Questions: For questions or additional information, contact Art Martin at or 231-720-2575.

Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Avenue
Muskegon, Michigan 49440
Phone: 231.720.2570
Fax: 231.720.2585

Museum of Northwest Art Call for Proposals


Call for Proposals
Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA)

La Conner, WA

The Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) accepts curatorial proposals or proposals from artists to have work included in an exhibition. The exhibition goal is to facilitate the dialogue of Northwest art and artists with diverse perspectives that will engage, educate and enhance the visitor’s experience. The museum offers 4,800 sq. ft. of exhibition space on the first floor and 1,800 sq. ft. on the second floor.

MoNA presents work from artists active in the Northwest, an area including Alaska, Southern British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Western Montana, Oregon, and Northern California. There are no restrictions of media or style.

It is essential that you become acquainted with our mission and the exhibitions that we mount at the Museum of Northwest Art. Please take a thorough look at our website and visit the Museum in person. It is important that you evaluate your own work within the context of the Museum, its exhibition history, and programming, ahead of making a submission.

Guest Curator Responsibilities
•Writing an initial statement and using it to invite artists to participate in the exhibition.
•Abide by the exhibition timeline and curatorial contract.
•Consistent communication throughout the planning process is imperative to the success of an exhibition.
•Guest curator works in tandem with the exhibition staff in all aspects of the exhibition.
•Guest curator oversees his/her vision from inception to completion, including education programs.
•Any modifications from the guest curator’s original proposal must be approved by the Exhibitions Director.

Preparation of art objects for exhibitions
•Art objects must be “ready to show” condition. MoNA does not provide mats, frames, etc.
•Exhibition art object list will be provided for loan agreements (artist’s/lender’s contact information, art description, value), pick-up and return receipts.
•Images (1 – 3 mb jpeg) made available for promotional and educational use.

Visit website for complete submission details:

121 South First Street
PO Box 969
La Conner WA 98257
(360) 466-4446

The Shop at Guilford Art Center


Call for Artists
The Shop at Guilford Art Center

Guilford Art Center
Guilford, CT

Guilford Art Center announces a call to artists to submit their work for consideration to the The Shop at Guilford Art Center, which features a lively selection of handmade fine craft and art by American artists. Submissions of work in all media are welcome.

  • Crafts made (by hand) by an individual and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices including the following media: baskets, clay, clothing, edibles, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper/book arts, polymer clay, quilts, toys, and wood. Prints, photography and paintings are also eligible. However, space is limited.
  • All work must be handmade in the USA or Canada, and be of high quality.
  • All submitted work must express the personal aesthetic of the maker, demonstrate technical skill (attention to detail, design, function and finish) and appear saleable with attention to pricing and product presentation. Structural integrity must match the intent of use.
  • If your work requires enhancements and/or purchased parts they must be of high quality and not dominate the work (i.e. lamp parts, bamboo handles, clockworks, beads, pouches, etc).
  • Merchandise must be available upon request and assured it is received in a timely manner when requested.

Jury Fee: $25.00 This includes submission and review of a minimum of 5 photos or more (digital or not). CD submissions or email submissions accepted.

Download Application:

Visit website for additional details:

Guilford Art Center
411 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437

Franconia Sculpture Park 014 Arts Administration Internship Program

Deadline: (ONGOING)

2014 Arts Administration Internship Program
Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia, MN
January 15 to June 15, 2014
June 16 to August 15, 2014
August 16 to December 15, 2014

The Arts Administration Internship Program provides “hands-on” immersion in the daily operations of a progressive arts organization that provides residence and work space to emerging and mid-career artists in a 25-acre sculpture park, which over 60,000 visitors experience annually.

This position is best suited for those interested in exploring public art, museum studies, arts administration or nonprofit management careers. Interns work directly with Franconia staff and closely with working artists on a range of projects that relate to all areas of arts nonprofit operation and promoting the education of three-dimensional arts. Candidate will work on-site at our 25-acre park, where an ever-changing exhibition of 105 contemporary sculptures reflects the talents of local, national, and international artists. Through this program, interns will develop a deeper understanding of nonprofit arts administration, the role of the arts in the community, audience development and engagement, and develop “real life” skills and experience that can be put to use in their future careers.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assisting staff with day-to-day operations of artist and education programs
  • Conducting development and marketing research
  • Social network outreach
  • Photo documentation of programs, events, and artists
  • Assisting with promotion and publicity strategies
  • Assisting with Franconia’s programs and events
  • Administrative Interns are also involved in efforts to develop and engage Franconia’s audience

Franconia will supply a workspace and all materials necessary to perform the above duties.

Arts Administration Internships are unpaid, require a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for non-residents, and last between two and four months. In exchange for 35+ hours of work per week, room and board will be provided by Franconia. Franconia agrees to work with the Intern to fulfill any necessary academic requirements and address any identified learning goals/objectives. To help offset travel and personal expenses, some schools or private individuals may sponsor internships.

Please note: Administrative Interns do NOT receive studio space nor is their artwork included in the exhibition.

There are three tentative sessions for Administrative Interns, we are open to accommodating individual schedules for a well qualified candidate. On your application cover page, be sure to select the session you are available or explain your specific availability:
(a)January 15 to June 15, 2014
(b)June 16 to August 15, 2014
(c)August 16 to December 15, 2014

Application Process (truncated)
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis via email, however, Franconia encourages individuals to apply early! Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply for Franconia’s Arts Administration Internship, submit the following materials to

Visit website for complete submission details:

Download Application Cover Sheet: 2014AdminInternCoverPage.pdf


Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Franconia, MN, USA
phone: (651) 257-6668

Franconia in the City @ Casket

Deadline: (ONGOING) and (EMAIL)

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Franconia in the City @ Casket

Casket Arts Community Complex
Northeast Minneapolis, MN

In 2011, Franconia Sculpture Park established an urban home at the Casket Arts Community Complex in Northeast Minneapolis, MN. Franconia in the City @ Casket offers an outdoor sculpture exhibition and an indoor gallery space for exhibitions of two- and three-dimensional art. Proposals for 2014 exhibitions are now being considered.

Franconia’s gallery located in the Casket Arts Community Complex is a 1,700 (38’ x 46’) square foot finished exhibition space with concrete floors. The Casket Arts Community Complex houses three restored factory buildings and the Franconia in the City @ Casket Sculpture Park in Northeast Minneapolis. The three historic structures – the Casket Arts Building, the Carriage House, and the Factory were converted to artist studios in 2006. The structures are aged brick, century old wood floors, cast concrete, ancient iron and steel. All the buildings have been restored to maintain their historic character.

Guidelines and Artist Responsibilities
• Individual artists, artist teams, or a group of artists may submit an exhibition proposal.
• Artist/s are responsible for installation and de-installation of exhibitions. Franconia staff will work with artist/s to provide assistance as needed.
• Artist/s are responsible for staffing minimal gallery hours for the duration of the exhibition.

Franconia will provide publicity and promotion, exhibition invitations, staff assistance during installation, and an opening reception for selected exhibitions. All artwork remains property of the artist and sale price is determined by the artist. In the event of a sale of artwork, Franconia will receive a 30% commission.

Proposals accepted on an ongoing basis via email to

Visit website for complete submission details:

Download Application Cover Sheet: 2014ExhibitionProposalsCoverPage.pdf

Prior to developing your proposal, please contact John Hock, Artistic Director/CEO via email at or phone at (651) 257-6668 to discuss your project ideas.

Franconia Sculpture Park
Franconia in the City @ Casket
Casket Arts Community Complex
1781 Jefferson St. NE
Northeast Minneapolis, MN