Friday, February 14, 2014

Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Deadline: February 23, 2014 (ONLINE)

Call for Makers
Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

San Mateo Event Center
San Francisco, California
May 17 & 18, 2014

Apply as: Maker Exhibit, Performer, Presenter, Sponsor, or Startup Sponsor. If you do not yet have a Maker Profile, you will be prompted to create one before you are given access to the application form.

We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:
◾ Student projects
◾ Robotics
◾ Homegrown Drones
◾ Arduino projects
◾ Raspberry Pi
◾ Space projects
◾ Food makers (not concessionaires, more info below)
◾ Conductive materials projects
◾ Kit makers
◾ Interactive art projects
◾ 3D Printers and CNC Mills
◾ Textile Arts and Crafts
◾ E-Textiles
◾ Home Energy Monitoring
◾ Rockets and RC Toys
◾ Sustainability & Green Tech
◾ Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
◾ Electronics
◾ Electric Vehicles
◾ Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects
◾ Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
◾ Bicycles
◾ Large-scale Art
◾ Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
◾ Music Performances and Participation
◾ Unusual Tools or Machines
◾ How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Visit website for full details (including entry forms):


Deadline: February 28, 2014 (EMAIL)


Como, Italy
April 5, 2014 to June 2, 2014

The International Exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art “Miniartextil” is up to its 24th edition.

“GEA- 2014 miniartextil como” will be held in Como from the 5th April to the 2nd June 2014

'Miniartextil' is an annual international exhibition of contemporary art showing the best in Textile Art, an art sector with a revolutionary approach to the textile heritage and its materials.


1) The aim of the exhibition is to highlight and divulge fiber art as a means of artistic expression.
2) The theme of the exhibition is: “GEA”. EXPO 2015 is rapidly approaching and we would like to invite artists to express themselves on the EARTH. A return to our origins and roots, also metaphorically speaking, in order to catch the real meaning of life, creativity and art. The Earth. The point. You are then invited to develop this theme by taking inspiration from the above mentioned definitions or interpreting this subject in a more personal way.
3) The work must correspond to the following definition: “An original work, hand-made or whereby the technique is controlled by the artist, using textile materials or similar methods”, and must draw its inspiration from the theme.
Only one piece of artwork, two- or three-dimensional, may be submitted. The maximum dimensions of the work must be strictly 20x20x20cm and frames are not allowed. The work must be conceived self standing without need of being hung or sling to a support, and must NOT require electrical connection.
4) Participation in the exhibition will be subject to the selection of the work by a specially formed jury. The jury will start and end work within the 10th of March 2014.

How to send your candidature:
Via e-mail at the address within the 28th of February 2014. The mail must contain 7 docs in attachment: 3 picture of the artwork 1 MB each, 1 artist’s portrait, 1 scanned entry form with the original signature of the artist, 1 description of the artwork, 1 update CV.


conditions of participation
entry form

Visit website for complete information:

Associazione Culturale
Via Pannilani 23
22100 Como
Tel.e Fax +39.031.305621

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Artist Residency Program

Deadline: March 1, 2014 (ONLINE)

Artist Residency Program
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston, TX
2014 Cycle

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media. Museum visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the artists’ studios and watch the artists at work. Interacting with the resident artists is a great way to learn about a range of craft processes and techniques. In turn, the artists receive a unique opportunity to gain exposure, make connections with the Houston community, and help educate the public about craft.

A juried selection is held annually to award five artists a three-to-twelve month residency. Artists selected for the program receive a 200-square-foot studio, a monthly stipend and a small, quarterly housing/materials allowance. The studios are equipped with sinks, telephones and wireless Internet access. Artists are selected based on the quality of their creative work, ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity.

Program Info & Requirements

Media accepted: Wood, Glass, Metal, Fiber, Clay, and Mixed Media

Juried selection is based on quality of creative work, ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity. Accepted artists will be notified via e-mail in April.

• 5 to 10 residencies awarded
• 3, 6, 9, and 12 month residencies available
• Residency cycle begins in September and ends in August
• Residency start dates and length determined by program review panel
• $500 monthly stipend
• $300 quarterly housing/materials allowance
• 24 hour access to 200-square-foot artist studios equipped with sinks, telephones, and wireless Internet access
• Wide variety of resources and opportunities, including teaching assignments through HCCC and collaborative works with fellow residents
• During the residency, artists’ creative work is represented by HCCC and is considered for display in the Asher Sales Gallery
• Additional opportunities, such as discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at HCCC events, and interactions with visiting art professionals
• Ongoing professional development
• Group exhibition at the end of residency cycle

Visit website for full details:

Pathway to Online Application:

For questions regarding the Artist Residency Program, contact Miriam Mendoza at or call 713-529-4848 x112

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
(phone) 713.529.4848

San Francisco Bazaar

Deadline: March 3, 2014 (ONLINE)

San Francisco Bazaar
Maker Faire Bay Area

San Mateo County Event Center
San Francisco, CA
May 17 & 18, 2014

San Francisco Bazaar stands apart from other craft fairs thanks to its commitment to featuring local artists who live and work in the Bay Area.

A $20 non-refundable Jury Fee is required per show application.

If accepted booth spaces will cost $260.00 USD for the weekend.

Approximate Attendance For Fair: 80,000.

Venue is in an outdoor TENT pavilion structure approximately 15,000 sq ft in size under which all vendors will reside. No outdoor tents are needed nor are they allowed due to fire code.

Booth space is approximately 8′ x 8′ ft.

Tables, chairs and electricity will be available for rental if you are accepted.

Due to the limited space only ONE booth space is allowed per applicant.

Sharing a booth spaces is allowed up to TWO ARTISTS or as a themed collective.

This is a juried event, not all who apply will be accepted.

Your application WILL NOT be reviewed unless you successfully pay the jury fee.

Visit website for complete details and online application:

Contact San Francisco Bazaar via e-mail:

Wyoming Visual Arts Fellowships 2014

Deadline: March 10, 2014 (ONLINE)

Wyoming Visual Arts Fellowships 2014
Wyoming Arts Council

Cheyenne, WY

Founded in 1967, the Wyoming Arts Council is a state agency that forges collaborations with artists, arts organizations and communities through grants, technical assistance and promotion. Each year the Wyoming Arts Council awards up to three $3,000 fellowships in the visual arts. In addition to the three recipients, each panel may select honorable mentions. Panelists may choose not to award the number of fellowships or honorable mentions available.

Recipients of the visual arts fellowships exhibit their work in the Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Exhibit, held every two years at a major visual arts institution in state.

The Wyoming Arts Council invites Wyoming artists to apply for its 2014 Visual Arts Fellowships. Fellowships honor the work of Wyoming visual artists that reflects serious and exceptional aesthetic investigation. Artists working in any of the following media are welcome to apply: experimental (conceptual/new media), graphic (printmaking/book arts), painting, sculpture, installation, photography (includes experimental, color, black & white, photocopy and computer), clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper, plastic, wood, mixed media, film or video.

Fellowship judging will be anonymous. Decisions are based solely on the merit of the work submitted. Work is viewed electronically. Out of state jurors are chosen to represent a wide range of stylistic and aesthetic concerns, a broad understanding of contemporary visual art, and ethnic, gender and age diversity.

Artists may submit up to ten work samples, of which up to two may be “detail” images, if appropriate. Film/video applicants may submit up to 6 samples, and have the option to submit stills.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have been domiciled within the state borders for a total of 20 months in the previous two years
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have legal resident status (evidence of U.S. citizenship, resident status and state residency may be required).
  • Must register with the Artist Image Registry
  • May not be affiliated with the Wyoming Arts Council either as a board member or staff member, including their families, whether full-time, part-time or contractual.
  • May not be an employee of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.
  • Must remain a Wyoming resident for at least one year after award, living in the state for at least 10 months of the year
  • Must not have received a fellowship within the last four years
  • May receive a total of two fellowship awards in their lifetime

Applications accepted via CaFE:

Visit website for full details:

Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts

Deadline: March 14, 2014 (ONLINE)

Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts
The Ford Family Foundation

Roseburg, Oregon
2014 Season

The Ford Family Foundation awards up to three unrestricted Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts per calendar year, each in the amount of $25,000, to Oregon mid-career visual artists who have demonstrated a depth of sophisticated practice and potential for significant future accomplishment. These fellowships honor the late Hallie Ford, co-founder of The Ford Family Foundation based in Roseburg, Oregon who left a legacy of a life-long interest in and support of the visual arts. She believed strongly that others should have the opportunity to realize and fulfill their talents. The Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts are one way in which the Foundation Board intends to sustain her contributions and founding role by actively supporting the people she grew to know and respect for their work during her lifetime.

Recipients are chosen based on the evolution of their work, the quality of their existing work, and the promise of future potential. They are chosen by a panel of arts professionals familiar with the work of Oregon visual artists, the national contemporary art discipline, and who are experienced in fellowship selection processes.


Application is open to any Oregon visual artist actively producing new work who meet the following criteria:
• be a practicing visual artist currently producing works of art in the fields of fine and contemporary art and craft;
• be a full-time resident of Oregon for at least 36 months prior to the application deadline, provide legal proof of residency if awarded a fellowship, and remain a resident through the duration of the grant period;
• be 30 years of age or older at the time of application;
• evidence, through appropriate documentation, seven (7) or more years of serious, active professional participation in his/her medium;
• not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time at the time of application or during the successive grant period.

Visual Arts Medium: The Foundation recognizes that advancement is being made in a broad array of visual arts mediums and, therefore, does not want to be unnecessarily restrictive. The Foundation will accept applications from any visual arts medium with the exception of film, video and animation. However, it will emphasize the more classic disciplines in the early years of the Fellowships, in keeping with Mrs. Ford's interests and experiences.

The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or religion.

Selection Process:

A jury of five arts professionals, representing a wide range of expertise and experience in the practice and/or curation of art and craft and fellowship selection processes, will review all applications independently. They will then convene as a group to deliberate on a pool of semi-finalists to arrive at a collective recommendation to the Foundation of three finalists based on the quality, evolution and the effect the Fellowship will have on the candidates' work. The use of the award funding is unrestricted.

Full details available on website:

Online Application via CaFE:

Questions? Contact the Foundation by emailing:

Ford Family Foundation
Home Office | 1600 NW Stewart Parkway | Roseburg, OR 97471-1957
Local: (541) 957-5574 | Fax: (541) 957-5720
For general questions:

Scholarship Office | 440 E. Broadway, Suite 200 | Eugene, OR 97401
Toll Free: (877) 864-2872 | Local: (541) 485-6211 | Fax: (541) 485-6223
For general questions:

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum Exhibit Proposals

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL) and (ONGOING)

March 15, 2014
September 15, 2014

Call for Exhibit Proposals
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Almonte, ON

We are interested to hear from individual artists, craft or art groups and history groups who wish to propose an exhibit, a workshop or similar experience for our clients. Exhibition proposals should be accompanied by photographs and promotional material sufficient for jurying content and appropriateness to the Museum’s mandate.

Guidelines for MVTM Exhibition Proposals (truncated)

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum welcomes exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis from curators, craft and art professionals, and collectives. Our exhibition program is intended to raise awareness of Canada’s industrial textile heritage and contemporary textile practices. It will provide new understanding and provoke discussion. Exhibition proposals may be of regional, national or international scope and may be planned for the Norah Rosamond Hughes Gallery or alternative venues. We present both solo and group exhibitions. Usually, we program for three to four exhibitions each year.

Proposals are reviewed twice a year by the MVTM Exhibitions Committee following the submission deadlines of 15 September and 15 March. Applicants will be notified within two months of the submission deadline. Please note that scheduling takes place up to three years in advance.

Proposals are reviewed using the following criteria:
•Alignment with MVTM Exhibition Mission and Vision Statements;
•Demonstrates excellence;
•Explores a new area or approach; or
•Addresses the historical context of the MVTM

Submission requirements
•Project name;
•Contact name, address, email and phone;
•Description of the conceptual approach and subject, including materials used and estimated dimensions of installation. Be sure to address any technical and spatial requirements regarding the installation or display and presentation of your work, including framing (please limit this to two pages);
•CV of each participant (limit of three pages per artist);
•Budget and equipment considerations.
•10-20 images with a corresponding list providing: artist, title, medium, size and date

Visit website for complete details:

We encourage electronic submissions. Please send proposals and direct any questions to:

Michael Rikley-Lancaster,
Executive Director/Curator

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond Street
PO Box 784
Almonte, ON K0A 1A4
(613) 256-3754

South Carolina Book Festival

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)

March 15, 2014 [early registration]
April 15, 2014 [regular registration]

South Carolina Book Festival

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, SC
May 17 – 18, 2014

In order to exhibit at the SCBook Festival, you must either sell books, book-related products or promote a literary-oriented program. You must either be a bookseller, publisher, or non-profit organization focused on literacy and education issues.

Description of One Booth Space:
Exhibit booth is a carpeted 10’ x 10’ space consisting of the following:
8’ high back drape and 3’ high side dividers (pipe and drape construction)
1 Table: 2’ x 8’ skirted table (per booth)
2 chairs
Booth I.D. Sign with Name of Company and Assigned Booth Number

Complete details including guidelines and registration forms available on website:

The Handmade Market

Deadline: March 16, 2014 (ONLINE)

The Handmade Market

Cobblestone Hall
Raleigh, NC
May 3, 2014

The Handmade Market is a semiannual shopping event in downtown Raleigh, NC. It features a juried selection of the best and brightest artists, designers, and crafters from NC and beyond.

The event is produced by The Handmaidens, a North Carolina collective of independent designers, and is made possible with the generous support of Event Sponsors and Volunteers.

Participating artists are chosen according to how well their work fits into the scope of The Handmade Market, how well the business and products are represented in the application, and the quality and originality of the products. Only accepted artists may participate in the show.

Application Fee: $15

Accepted artists will reserve a6 feet by 2.5 feet table and 1 chair for $85. Artists reserving a table MUST limit their display to the table provided. NO additional floor displays are allowed. If your display requires anything other than the 6 feet wide by 2.5 feet deep table — for instance, a clothing rack or a separate shelving unit — then you need to apply for a booth. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please note that due to space limitations, we can only offer electricity to artists reserving a booth space.

There are a limited number of booth spaces available, making this a more competitive option. Accepted artists will reserve a 10 feet wide by 8 feet deep booth space for $125. No tables, linens, or chairs are provided with the booth space. Your display must fit within the 10 feet by 8 feet booth space. There are no exceptions to this policy. Electricity is available upon request for artists reserving a booth space.

Visit website for full details including link to online application:

Silvery Threads

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)

March 31, 2014 -- Registration of Interest
August 9, 2014 -- Entry Form

Silvery Threads
Geoffrey Squire Memorial Competition and Exhibition
Costume and Textile Association for Norfolk Museums (C&TA)

The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral
October 2 to 13, 2014

The Costume and Textile Association for Norfolk Museums (C&TA) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in October 2014 by holding an open, juried textiles competition and exhibition on the theme of “Silvery Threads”.

The exhibition will be held in The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, from 2nd to 13th October 2014. Following the Hostry exhibition, some entries may be selected for a temporary exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum.

Submissions are invited for works falling into the following categories:
A - Wall-hung pieces
B - Three-dimensional items, self-supporting
C - Garments and accessories

Entrants may use any textile methods, traditional or contemporary, combinations of methods, and mixed media with a textile element. Videos, photography and installations cannot be accepted due to space restrictions.

Selection and Judging will be in two stages:

Stage 1
Initial selection for inclusion in the exhibition will be by examination of anonymous images. Entry forms, and also forms for Registration of Interest, may be either downloaded from the C&TA website ( or obtained in a paper version from Jill Sharpe (tel. 01953-788594) or Jenny Daniels (tel.01603-452236).

Stage 2
Selected entries will be judged by a panel of three independent, distinguished experts. In each category, prizes of £500, £250 and £100 will be awarded. Additional
prizes of £100 will be awarded for the best Student's entry and the best C&TA Member's entry in each category. The Geoffrey Squire Memorial Prize of £500 will be awarded for the overall “Best in Show” exhibit.


Competition details

Registration of interest form

Entry form

Visit website for more information:

World of WearableArt Awards Show

Deadline: April 1, 2014 (ONLINE)

World of WearableArt Awards Show
International Design Competition

Annesbrook, Nelson
New Zealand

The World of WearableArt™ Awards Show is an international design competition based in New Zealand, bringing artists and designers together to compete in one of the world’s richest prize pools in the wearable art genre of NZ$165,000.

Held in Wellington New Zealand, the WOW® Awards Show creates a theatrical world into which the garments are exhibited. Each successful entry is individually choreographed in a two hour stage spectacular including world class lighting and stage technology.

The WOW® Awards Show provides the opportunity for your garment to be exhibited on stage in front of an audience of close to 50,000 people in one of the most prestigious art and fashion competitions in the world.

Prizes include both cash, travel and opportunities to further enhance your career in the costume and film industry.

Entries are judged based on their originality, creativity, innovation & construction. An entry selected for the show will go through a process of three judgings to determine the winning garments.

Each section has NZ$9,700 worth of prize money
First Place: NZ$6,000
Second Place: NZ$2,500
Third Place: NZ$1,200

No entry fee in 2014!


Gather inspiration from New Zealand’s rich Maori culture or other cultures of our South Pacific neighbours. Celebrate what it is like to live in New Zealand and the South Pacific – the sea, beach, flora, fauna, birds, insects and the wide and wonderful personalities of our unique cultures.

Create a work of art to adorn the body using just a single colour. These garments are to be designed by adults for children to wear.

This section has no thematic boundaries and gives you the complete freedom in concept, construction and materials. This section encourages a high degree of originality
and innovation.

Though normally hidden, the bra has shown itself to have enormous potential for highly creative and witty reinvention.

Where art and fashion collide! Create a wearable work of art that is revolutionary, extravagant and extrovert, but still stylish and made with skill. Be driven by dreams and fantasies, not commercial reality or the usual restrictions of fashion.

Fly, float, flow, inflate – create a work of art that uses the element of air.

From dynasties of Kings and Queens, myths and legends, create a garment that celebrates the vast rich cultures of the East. The winner of this section receives a 4 week internship at the Academy Award winning Weta Workshop, plus accommodation and airfares from anywhere in the world to Wellington, New Zealand.

Download the Entry Kit:

For more information visit website:

If you'd like to talk to someone, call us on +64 3 547 0864 or email

World of WearableArt Ltd
95 Quarantine Road
Annesbrook, Nelson 7011
New Zealand
P: +64 3 547 4570
F: +64 3 547 0324

Kala Fellowship Award

Deadline: April 4, 2014 (ONLINE)

Kala Fellowship Award
Kala Art Institute

Berkeley, CA

The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards are given based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.

The Kala Fellowship Award annually grants nine artists a cash award, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The award is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala's specialized equipment in printmaking and digital media.

Kala selects nine artists and each receives a fellowship consisting of:
-A $3,000 cash award
-Up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute with 24/7 access to Kala's studio
(An individual studio space may be also available depending on proposed projects and schedules.)
-A free class or equivalent tutorial sessions.
-An exhibition opportunity at the Kala gallery of the artwork created during the residency
-Staff support for a public program or some other form of community engagement

Artist Project Space Residency
As part of the overall Fellowship residency, one artist will be considered for a Kala Artist Project Space month, where their projects are developed in a studio space open to the public during their fellowship. This program is geared toward artists making work that is appropriate to develop onsite and engages the public in some form. Artists are given access to a 20'x25' project space for one month, in which time it is open to the public for viewing during normal gallery hours.

CA Artists Living Outside of Main Metropolitan Areas
One of the nine Kala Fellowship awards is designated specifically to a California artist living outside of the main metropolitan areas. To serve a more diverse constituency, The James Irvine Foundation generously funds this Fellowship award. Artists from the North Coast, Central Coast, Central Valley and Inland Empire are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Application Fee: $40

The 2014-2015 Fellowship Award application is now online at Hardcopy and email submissions are no longer accepted.

Visit website for additional details:

Please note:
- This is a studio residency only; housing is not included.
- Students enrolled in a degree granting program at the time of the deadline are not eligible for the award.

For questions about the online application guidelines,
e-mail Program Manager, Carrie Hott at

PieceWork Magazine

Deadline: April 11, 2014 (RECEIVE)

PieceWork Magazine Submissions

Loveland, CO
November/December 2014 issue

PieceWork is a bimonthly magazine with high visual impact focusing on the historical aspects of needlework around the world. PieceWork readers are passionate about needlework; they value the role needlework has played, and plays, in the ongoing human story. Well-researched feature stories explore the traditional makers of needlework, including knitting, needlepoint, embroidery, cross-stitch, quilting, crocheting, beadwork, tatting, lacemaking, and surface design.

PieceWork readers want to know the origin of the various needlework techniques. Readers especially want to know how a technique was done. Therefore, each issue includes in-depth information on various techniques, including step-by-step how-to instructions to replicate the technique. High-quality finished projects that readers will want to make for themselves or to present as gifts to others are another component.

If you are not already familiar with the content, style, and tone of the magazine, we suggest you read a few issues. We expect that the submission you ask us to consider has not been published nor is it presently submitted elsewhere. If any part of your submission has been published previously, please let us know when and by whom.

November/December 2014—UNDERWEAR
Oh my—unmentionables come to the forefront! For centuries, people have constructed all manner of underwear using a variety of techniques. And often these seldom-seen items were elaborately embellished. Because of this embellishment, these are items families have treasured and passed along to future generations. Compelling,
often personal, stories go hand in hand with this specific element of dress; projects will bring the unmentionables out of the closet.


Contributor Guidelines

Editorial Calendar

Visit website for more information:

PieceWork Submissions
201 East 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537-5655

Fiber: Exploring Today and Remembering Yesterday

Deadline: April 14, 2014 (POSTMARK)

Fiber: Exploring Today and Remembering Yesterday

Curator: Trudi Van Dyke
Verizon Gallery
The Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center
Annandale, VA
April 30 – June 16 2014

A curated exhibition of contemporary and traditional fiber Art

Entries: work in either traditional or contemporary categories must be composed of at least 75% fiber. The artist must identify the fiber medium in the submission. For example- cotton, paper, thread, etc.

1. Original work only by artists in MD, VA., DC, WV.
2. All work must be titled.
3. 2D work must be ready to hang with secure and appropriate hanging devices.
4 .Quilts or similar unframed wall work should utilize slats or dowels with holes for hooking or eye hooks attached at both ends and small attached loops of clear fishing filament. Due to our hanging system, screw eyes should be near the top of the frame so work hangs correctly on the wall.
5. All work must be labeled on the back with artist’s name, and title
6. No shipped work. All accepted work must be hand delivered and picked up
7. 3D artists should provide installation directions. Limited pedestal and locked cases are available. Please indicate if you will provide your own pedestal.

Curator: Trudi Van Dyke is an independent curator and fine arts consultant who juries and curates nationally.

Award Juror: Sherry Trachtman, NCS, Assistant Professor, Fine Art NOVA, Alexandria Campus.

Up to 3 submissions for consideration per artist may be submitted on CD in JPG format. No more than two images (one full and one detail) may be submitted for each submission. Images should not be larger than 12 inches in the longest dimension at 300 dpi resolution. Information for each image in separate document must include: Artist Name, Title of Art Work, dimensions, medium (be specific) process, year created, sale price. (Please include 20% service fee, which will be assessed on sold work) Work does not have to be for sale.

FEES: $30 non-refundable entry fee for up to three works must be included with submissions

AWARDS: Cash awards- best of show; honorable mentions at discretion of juror in each category (contemporary and traditional) will be announced at the reception

Download Entry Form: FIBER-ENTRY.docx

Visit website for complete details:


Deadline: May 2, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Almonte Arena
Almonte, ON
September 13 and 14, 2014

At three locations — the Museum, the Almonte Arena, and the Almonte Curling Club—visitors will find demonstrations, vendors, and exhibits—a full two-day festival of fibre arts! Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lacemaking, smocking and quilting. Vendors include spinners, weavers, and fibre artists from across the province, as well as quilt shops and alpaca farms. That’s My Style, vintage clothing show and sale will have a large number of vintage clothing dealers will give patrons the opportunity to enjoy and purchase a huge variety of vintage fashions in one location.

The Friends of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum will provide tea room services, featuring homemade goodies, beverages and sandwiches all available at a reasonable price.

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1. Applications must be mailed to the museum, with the correct fee prior to May 2, 2014
2. Refunds will not be considered after August 8th 2014. For applications not accepted, cheques will be returned.
3. Please submit photograph(s) (for new applicants only!) showing examples of items you plan to display at Fibrefest. If you prefer to submit a web address where your work can be observed, this is acceptable.
4. Full space rental is $140, (approximately 15’ x 10’), a smaller space is $100 (10’ x 10’). Please add the rental of the tables to your fee (if required) at a rate of $10/each. Fibrefest 2014 is located at the Almonte Arena (ice slab, without the ice).
5. Vendors will be notified after the committee has met. The decision of the committee is final.
6. Please read the Fibrefest Show Standards carefully before submitting your application.

Download Vendor Application:

Visit website for complete details:

For questions, contact Michael Rikley-Lancaster at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum at 613-256-3754 x 7 or via email at

Fibre Content 2014

Deadline: June 1, 2014 at 11:59pm (ONLINE)

Fibre Content 2014
Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)/
Central Canada Division

Burlington Art Centre
Burlington, ON
September 9 - 16, 2014

Fibre Content 2014 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary Canadian fibre art, and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to fibre and mixed media. Fibre includes fabric, paper, yarn, thread and various mixed media materials.

You must be a member of one of the following groups: Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Central Canada Division, Burlington Fibre Arts Guild, Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Burlington Hooking Craft Guild, Connections Fibre Artists, Grand Guild of Fibre Artists, Group of Eight Fibre Artists or Oakville Fibre Arts Guild: or be willing to join SAQA if your work is accepted.

Original artwork must have been completed within the last five years and must be the result of independent effort. Work must be ready to be hung, and may be framed or unframed (glass is not acceptable). Three-dimensional works may not exceed 40 pounds and 9 feet in any direction. Any work that does not match the digital image in quality or content will be rejected.

• Entry fee is $20.00 per piece.
• No size restrictions
• Maximum 3 entries per artist
• Works must be ready to hang
• All hanging devices must be included
• 3-Dimensional works must not exceed 40 lbs or 9ft in any direction
• No glass

Emma Quin, Ontario Crafts Council
Virginia Eichhorn, Tom Thomson Art Gallery
Sandra Dupret, Fleming College Haliburton Campus

• Works can be for sale
• Purchaser will deal directly with artist
• BAC requires a 20% commission
• Work must remain hanging for duration of show

Download Prospecuts:

Online Application:

Visit website for additional information:

Questions: Dwayne Wanner, Central Canada Representative, SAQA. Send an email to Dwayne.

Art Kudos

Deadline: June 30, 2014 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

Art Kudos
International Juried Competition

Art Kudos is an annual international juried competition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. Artists who are selected as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in a year-long online exhibition ( and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work.

The Art Kudos competition is sponsored by, a company that offers web-based services and resources for artists and arts organizations.


The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists.

Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible.

Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry).

All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Compositions from published photographs not taken by the artist or images derived from other artists' work are not considered original and are not eligible.

Work previously shown in an Art Kudos exhibition is ineligible.

Please do not submit images which would be inappropriate for general audiences.

Entry Fee: $35.00

View the following online:

Prospectus (Rules & Guidelines)

Entry Form

Download Prospectus:

Awards: Exemplary works will be displayed in a year-long online exhibition at

Cash awards totaling $4,500 will be distributed as follows: Best of Show - $1,200;
Second Place - $1,000;
Third Place - $750;
Founder's Award of Distinction - $500;
(3) Merit Awards - $250 each;
(3) Honorable Mentions - $100 each
1820 Peachtree Street NW, #615
Atlanta, GA 30309

Alberta Craft Council: Discovery Gallery

Deadline: July 15, 2014 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL) or (DROPBOX) and (ONGOING)

Discovery Gallery
Alberta Craft Council

Edmonton, AB

The Discovery Gallery is dedicated to showcasing new work by established and emerging craft artists as well as small group exhibitions. The 415 square foot space is located on the main level of downtown Edmonton’s Alberta Craft Gallery and features 7+ exhibitions a year.

Submission Content:
• Cover Letter that includes
contact information (name, address, phone and email)
detailed description and theme of the exhibition
number of pieces/artists in or expected to participate in the exhibition
time of year preferred
• Current ACC membership
• Current CV - artist resume
• Artist biography
• Images with image list
• high quality images (jpgs) of the work to be presented in the exhibition or representative of the work. Include drawings and a written description of the work if it has not yet been created.
• high quality portrait of the artist (in the studio or against a neutral background)
• image list must include: title, year created, dimensions, materials and techniques

Full details on website including link to gallery floor plan:

Questions? Contact Joanne Hamel
Phone: 780-488-6611 ext. 221

Submit your proposal to:
Post: 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4

Well in Hand: Fine Craft of Horse and Rider

Deadline: August 6, 2014 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL) or (DROPBOX)

Well in Hand: Fine Craft of Horse and Rider
Alberta Craft Council

Edmonton, AB
October 4 – December 24, 2014

An exhibition of creative and accomplished craft objects – usable, wearable, ceremonial, visual, historical – that reflect any aspect of the human-equine relationship.

Submission Content:
• current CV
• artist biography and statement
• 3-10 images with image list
• high quality images of the work to be presented in the exhibition
• high quality portrait of the artist (in the studio or against a neutral background)
• image list must include: title, year created, dimensions, materials and techniques
• work must be created in Canada

Visit website for more information:

Submissions can be sent via email, online or by post
Post: Alberta Craft Council - 10186 – 106 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4

Questions? Contact Joanne Hamel
P: 780-488-6611 ext. 221




Tilburg, Netherlands

The TextielLab at the TextielMuseum is a unique knowledge centre, combining a specialised workshop for the manufacture of unique fabrics and an open studio where innovation is central. National and international designers, architects, artists and promising students are guided by product developers and technical experts, and so discover the endless possibilities of yarn, computer-controlled techniques and craftsmanship.

The extensive library, museum collection and temporary exhibitions are an important source of information and inspiration for the TextielLab’s clients.

The TextielLab aims to become an international knowledge centre, a place where innovation is born. Collaborating on and further developing exceptional, niche projects is one of its core activities.

It focuses primarily on design projects (design and fashion) and art. Applications are assessed on motivation, innovation (technical or material) and artistry by a committee of creative, technical and content-driven team members.

Training and education are of paramount importance in the TextielLab. Our creative and technical teams regularly visit trade fairs and are knowledgeable and well equipped. We also invest in safeguarding knowledge. All our projects are archived and processes are described.

Through intensive collaboration with the TextielLab’s creative and technical teams, you control the whole process. Push your experimental boundaries with machines, software and yarns!

Application (Choose from one of the 7 techniques)


For applications and more information about the possibilities of working the TextielLab:

Contact the Front Office of the TextielLab:
T: +31 13 54 94 575

Society for Contemporary Craft

Deadline: (ONGOING)

Artist Opportunities
Society for Contemporary Craft

Pittsburgh, PA

The Society for Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs and a fantastic retail store.

SCC strives to create exhibitions that incorporate at least one of four key themes:

Urban Experience—art reflecting the unusual materials, culture and energy of the urban neighborhood.
Art and the Environment—work revealing the connections between contemporary art and nature.
Art and Process—contemporary crafts highlighting the techniques, inspirations and unique visions underlying the creation of each artist’s work.
Crossing Cultural Boundaries—concepts challenging audiences to expand their thinking through multicultural and non-mainstream art.

Main Gallery
Exhibitions at SCC are scheduled one to two years in advance and are thematic or media specific. Most are invitational, however there are some juried opportunities available.

BNY Mellon Center, Satellite Gallery
Exhibitions at SCC’s BNY Mellon Center Satellite Gallery are scheduled one to two years in advance and are thematic or media specific. Most are invitational, however there are some juried opportunities available.

Artists who would like to be considered for future exhibitions at either gallery should send six slides or digital images, an artist statement, resume and support materials to:

Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions
Society for Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412.261.7003 x 15

The Store

The Store’s reputation for featuring unique work by nationally recognized craft artists has grown therefore, we have become increasingly selective about the artists whose work we choose to feature. Artists interested in representation in The Store should submit six slides or digital images, an artist statement, resume, support materials and pricing structure to:

Megan Crowell, Retail Manager
Society for Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412.261.7003 x 16

Visit website for complete details:

HMC International Artist Residency Program

Multiple Deadlines: (RECEIVE)

February 28, 2014
April 5, 2014
August 11, 2014

International Artist Residencies
HMC International Artist Residency Program

Budapest, Hungary

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary - provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary. "Artist residencies allow the time for dialogue and create connections that contribute to the future.."

The residency is an opportunity for artists, designers, theorists, writers and curators to undertake a period of focused work at the HMC.

An important part of the creative process is taking time for renewal. Whether you are ready to explore a life-long passion, looking for inspiration or eager to take on a new challenge, HMC has a program designed to help you develop your creativity while experiencing another culture. Join us this summer to see the world, invest in your talent and get inspired. Budapest one of the world's most beautiful and most vibrant cultural hubs, is a city steeped in history and a favored destination of many travelers.

Each residency includes accommodation, working area, and access to all resources including WIFI, workshops, artist talk, gallery walk, field trip. In selected instances, the residency may also include some basic materials stipend.

Partnerships are vital to the way in which we work and we were delighted to be able to establish a partnership with a Print Studio and the BookArt Association.

Artists producing innovative work in book arts, electronic/digital media (video, sound, animation, etc.), installation art, social practice, photography, and printmaking are encouraged to apply.

Sessions and Deadlines:

Session 1: Wednesday May 14, 2014 - Friday, June 6, 2014
Deadline: February 28, 2014

Session 2: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - Friday, July 4, 2014
Deadline: April 5, 2014

Session 3: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - Friday, August 1, 2014
Deadline: April 5, 2014

Session 4: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - Friday August 29, 2014
Deadline: April 5, 2014

Session 5: Friday, December 26 - Sunday, January 11, 2015
Deadline: August 11, 2014

As a courtesy to the readers of Fiber Art Calls for Entry, the
prospectus may be downloaded via Google Drive:
HMC International Artist Residency Program

Visit website for more information:

Contact: Beata Szechy,

Library Thoughts 4

Deadline: March 31, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Library Thoughts 4
Hegyvidek Gallery

Budapest, Hungary
August 26 - September 06, 2014

This exhibition is part of the AIR/HMC, Budapest, International Artists in Residency program.

Johann Gutenberg's invention of movable type books ignited the explosion of art. These days the printed books that were previously published by publishers now can be read on line as ebooks. What is the future? Instead of having to interact with computers through not-so-intuitive and sometimes even counter-intuitive devices like a computer mouse or trackpad, soon users will be able to control their computers doing natural human movements such as gestures, whole-body movement, eye movement, and perhaps even such things as facial expressions.

Is it the end for books as we know them?

Question the survival of paper, books, libraries in this digital age. The process of sending artworks through the mail, with the envelope, the stamp and the postmark as entire part of the mail-art-object make this process to what we call Mail Art. Since 1986 we call mail-artists also networkers because they are active in/with several "media": music, computer (internet, e-mail), fax, copy-art, performance, small-press, artists' books, etc.

Curator: Beata Szechy

Acceptable Artworks:

Artist books, works on or of paper may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 X 12 (22.9X30.5cm) envelope.

Un-matted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper, multimedia or digital prints.

Submission Requirements:

1. Send the application form, artist resume/CV, artist statement, 1 - 3 still image work samples OR short video (YouTube) by email and application fee by PayPal ($35)

2. Original artworks & SASE arrival to HMC, Dallas by 04/15/14 or HMC, Budapest by 06/15/2014

3. Notification letter will be sent on 04/04/14

As a courtesy to Fiber Art Call for Entry readers, the Entry
Form/Prospectus may be downloaded via Google Drive:
Library Thoughts 4.pdf

Visit website for additional information: www.hungarian-multicultural-center

Contact: Beata Szechy,

Friday, February 07, 2014

Home to Roost

Deadline: February 21, 2014 (EMAIL)

Call for Submissions
Home to Roost

Lisa Curwen Studio
Denver Home Show
Denver, Colorado
March 14-16, 2014

"Home to Roost" is a fiber sculpture competition, exhibition, and sale which features the work of professional and emerging artists living in and/or working in the Denver Region.

We are looking for fun, innovative, and design driven work that enhances residential and/or commercial interior spaces.

"Home to Roost" is open to all artists 18 years and older and live/work in the metro Denver and surrounding area. Works of art must be original and made of fiber as the primary medium. For purposes of this competition, fiber is considered any material manipulated with traditional textile techniques. Works must be three dimensional (sculptures) and be ready to exhibit on a pedestal or free standing (if too large for a pedestal). All work must be delivered and set up by artist and picked up when the show is over. There is no minimum or maximum size.

All artists whose work is selected for the show receive complimentary tickets for entry to the Denver Home Show ($11 value).

Entry Fee
: $25 for up to three works; $10 for each additional work.

Visit website for additional details:

Download Entry Form (includes full entry details):

Provide all information as per entry form and submit application to Lisa Curwen,

Monday, February 03, 2014

Selvedge Spring Fair 2014

Deadline: (ONLINE) and (UNSPECIFIED)

Selvedge Spring Fair 2014
Selvedge Magazine

Chelsea Old Town Hall
London, England
4-5 April 2014

The Selvedge fair has evolved from the old school charm of our local church hall to the beautiful backdrop of Chelsea Old Town Hall – but wherever we are promoting independent designers and artisans is a vital part of the Selvedge ethos. We hold our fairs twice a year and offer visitors 100 stands with a carefully curated mix of antique textiles, talented designer makers and beautiful haberdashery.

Selvedge will gather together beautiful textiles and fine crafts – we aim to make shopping a truly pleasurable experience. Our event takes place over two days with an evening reception so visitors will have plenty of time to browse a truly tempting range of textiles in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere.

With over 100 stands – a carefully curated mix of antique textiles, talented designer makers and vintage haberdashery – there is no better opportunity to buy special, handcrafted textiles and enjoy meeting and talking to the talented people that create them.


Children's Clothing/Toys
Antique Textiles

Stand packages are available from £460 and include:

◦ 6ft x 2ft table and chair
◦ 5 tickets to the evening reception worth £50.00
◦ A listing in the exhibition catalogue
◦ A dedicated page on the Selvedge website with 50 words and up to 4 images of your work

Visit website for full details including online application:

Selvedge Magazine
162 Archway Road
London, N6 5BB, UK
+44 (0)208 341 9721

Selvedge Fashion Fair in Bath 2014

Deadline: (ONLINE) and (UNSPECIFIED)
Note: Selection will take place by 28th February 2014

Selvedge Fashion Fair in Bath 2014
Selvedge Magazine

The Octagon at Milsom Place
Bath, United Kingdom
10 May 2014

The Selvedge Fashion Fair is a showcase for beautiful clothes and accessories. New and established designers are invited to apply for a stand. Selection will take place by 28th February 2014 and applicants will be informed whether they have been allocated a stand by email.


Stand packages are available from £250 + VAT and include
◦ 6ft x 3ft space
◦ A small table and chair
◦ 5 free tickets to the event for your VIP customers
◦ Inclusion on the information given out on the day of the fair
◦ A dedicated page on the Selvedge website with 50 words and up to 4 images of your work


◦ Clothing Rails are available on request.
◦ 10 mirrors will be placed around the hall
◦ A changing room will be available

Visit website for complete details including link to online application:

Selvedge Magazine
162 Archway Road
London, N6 5BB, UK
+44 (0)208 341 9721

Art Fair on the Square 2014

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

March 1, 2014 [early]
March 12, 2014 [late]

Art Fair on the Square 2014
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA
Madison, WI
July 12 - 13, 2014

MMoCA presents the 56th annual Art Fair on the Square. With its mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as more than 450 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair is expected to draw nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison's Capitol Square.

RULES (truncated)
• Art Fair on the Square is open to all artists 18 years of age or older.
• All exhibited work must be original in concept and must have been created by the accepted applicant. No work made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, stencils, or prefabricated forms may be exhibited. No buy/sell. Offset reproductions of original art may be sold, but must not comprise more than 20% of exhibited work or occupy more than 20% of a booth space.
• Each exhibitor's work may be screened by Art Fair jurors during Art Fair on the Square. Artists whose work does not comply with the rules, or differs from the images submitted, will be asked to leave. The judgment of the jury will be final, and no refunds will be given.
• Artists must be present to exhibit and manage their displays during Art Fair. Artists are limited to the booth space(s) they were assigned; booth spaces are non-transferable. Any artist who has not been juried into Art Fair, or has not paid the jury and booth fees, will not be allowed to exhibit.
• All sales will be conducted between the artist and the purchaser. Participating artists must obtain a State of Wisconsin seller's permit prior to Art Fair and must collect and pay Wisconsin sales tax on all sales made during the fair. Accepted artists will not be permitted to exhibit until this permit number has been recorded.

• Digital Art
• Ceramics
• Fiber/Leather
• Furniture
• Glass
• Jewelry
• Metal-Works
• Mixed Media 2-D
• Painting
• Photography
• Printmaking, Graphics, and Drawing
• Sculpture and 3-D Mixed Media
• Wood

PLEASE NOTE: You must submit a separate application, set of images, and jury fee for each category. You may only exhibit work in those categories for which you are invited. For example, if you apply in Painting and Ceramics, but are only invited to exhibit in Painting, you may not show ceramics at your booth.

Jury Fee: $35
Late Jury Fee: $45

Single Booth Fee: $495
Upon invitation, the deadline for booth payment is April 4, 2014. Please do not send a booth fee payment until you have been invited to the show.

Double Booth Fee: $1050
Double booths are available on a first paid, first served basis. Quantity is limited.

Commission: None

Cancellation Fee: $50
Artists must provide written notice of cancellation by 11:59 PM central standard time on Friday May 2, 2014, to receive a booth fee refund minus a $50 cancellation processing fee. Artists canceling after May 2, 2014 will not receive a refund. No exceptions will be made.

Visit website for more details:

Online Application via ZAPP

Hamiltonian Fellowship Program

Deadline: March 1, 2014 at 6:00pm (POSTMARK)

Hamiltonian Fellowship Program
Hamiltonian Artists

Washington, DC
2014 – 2016

Hamiltonian Artists’ mission is to build a dynamic community of innovative artists and effective visual art leaders by providing professional development opportunities to innovative new artists and by advancing their entrepreneurial success.

The Hamiltonian Fellowship Program serves as a steppingstone for emerging visual artists who have finished their academic training and are looking to transition into a professional art career. Inspired by the post-doctoral education model of the sciences, the fellowship program seeks to create a stimulating environment for continued artistic and professional growth.

Through a comprehensive suite of professional exhibition opportunities and hands-on, skill-building trainings, all Hamiltonian Fellows gain valuable insight into the contemporary art market, while learning how to manage and promote their career. Through gallery exhibitions and art fairs, they enjoy heightened visibility and actively grow their professional networks over the course of the two-year program.

Who Should Apply

Hamiltonian Artists encourages all interested artists who have not had prior gallery representation to apply for this competitive, two-year fellowship program. Artists from around the nation are eligible to apply, please should consider that strong participatory nature of the fellowship program.

Hamiltonian is committed to providing professional exhibition and development opportunities to all artists for the entire duration of their fellowship. In return, fellows are expected to participate in a core set of activities and are asked to take full advantage of the various resources provided to via the fellowship and Hamiltonian Gallery.

As a Hamiltonian Fellow you will receivee:

Representation by our partner, Hamiltonian Gallery, for the full duration of your fellowship.
Annual focus exhibitions at Hamiltonian Gallery.
Annual group exhibitions at Hamiltonian Gallery and various off-site locations.
Access to mentor artists for advice on planning upcoming exhibitions and other professional needs.
Mentor led group critiques for all exhibiting artists.
Regular seminars in art and business with leaders in the community.
An annual $1,000 stipend to cover career related expenses.
Potential participation in national and international art events and fairs.
Grant-writing experience and assistance.
Hands-on experience in the marketing and promotion of their work in a commercial gallery environment.
Post-fellowship placement assistance for artists looking for representation in other commercial galleries and positions in other art-related jobs.

How to Apply

All applicants must prepare the following items in electronic format on no more than two digital CDs.

  1. A completed application form
  2. A cover letter
  3. A resume/CV including contact information for two references
  4. 10 images of your work created in the last two years (in JPEG or PDF)
    * For new media artists, individual samples of videos should not be more than 3 minutes in length (in QuickTime or WMV)
  5. A correlating list of works, including title, media, dimension and year executed
  6. An artist statement (in MS doc)
  7. Although not required, you may submit up to 3 other supporting materials such as press coverage, reviews, and other public write-ups about you or your work (in PDF)

Application Fee: $25

Download Application Form in two formats:

MS Doc

Visit website for complete details:

For questions about the Hamiltonian Fellowship, please e-mail:

Hamiltonian Artists
1353 U Street, NW
Suite 101
Washington DC, 20009

Root Division Call for Submissions

Deadline: March 1, 2014 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Call for Submissions
Root Division

San Francisco, CA

Root Division is an arts & arts education non-profit organization that was founded in 2002. Part of our mission is to offer opportunities for emerging and professional artists to develop, which includes exhibiting work and curating exhibitions. We embrace artists and curators with no experience in these areas as well as those with extensive resumes. As we consider submissions, we intend to include a broad range of artistic practices.

Our gallery space serves many needs, and as such is a unique environment in which to curate a show. Strong proposals will be clear & concise, will present innovative & engaging ideas, and will intend to draw a diverse group of participants & visitors. While we do not exclude artists & curators from outside the Bay Area, our primary focus is presenting local emerging artists and local emerging curators. In order to promote as many artists as possible, we currently only accept proposals for group exhibitions. Recent shows have ranged from five to thirty-five artists.

Review Process
Our Curatorial Committee of established Bay Area arts professionals meets in March, July & November to review submissions. We have an Initial Review & a Follow-Up Review Process. The Initial Review is a great opportunity to submit the kernel of the curatorial idea, presenting a limited number of images and writing materials. Once the Curatorial Committee completes the Initial Review, we will request additional materials from a select number of applicants for a Follow-up Review.


Initial Review Form

Complete details available on website:

Contact Root Division at 415.863.7668 or email with any questions.

Root Division
3175 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Penland Resident Artist Program

Deadline: November 15, 2015 (ONLINE)

Penland Resident Artist Program
Penland School of Crafts

Penland, NC
2016 to 2019 Session

Penland's resident artists are full-time artists who spend three years living and working in Penland's school community. The program is designed for artists who are at some pivotal moment in their career—the residency is an opportunity for them to test ideas and make choices that will have a lasting effect on their work and their lives. Resident artists may use the time to develop their studio practice, to work out the practicalities of making a living, to push technical and conceptual boundaries, or to explore entirely new directions in their work.

The primary expectation of resident artists is that they engage intently with their work. They are also expected to have an open door policy, welcoming students, instructors, and the public to their studios, both informally and formally through the resident open house that is part of each Penland session. They are welcome to visit workshops, attend slide lectures, and to participate in all aspects of the life of the school.

Resident artists are selected through a competitive process that draws applications from all over the country. Selection is based on the quality of the work and on clearly articulated goals. At the end of their three years, some Penland resident artists move onto other residencies or decide to pursue teaching careers, but the great majority of them set up independent studios and continue to pursue the work they started at Penland.

The program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in traditional and nontraditional studio crafts. The primary basis for selection is the strength and quality of the applicants' work. Residents must also have a clear objective for the time of their residency and be willing to live and work as part of a close-knit community.

The current base rental rate for Penland resident artists is $175 per month for unfurnished housing and studio space. With considerable seasonal variation, utilities costs per resident for studio and housing currently average $150-$200 per month.

Candidates are recommended to the school's director by a selection committee which includes one current and one past resident and one of Penland's craftsperson board members. The committee is looking for strong work by individuals who will enhance the program, especially those who are open to new ideas and are involved in some kind of transition in their artistic career.

All media taught at Penland are considered appropriate for the resident program. With the exception of the glass studio, resident studios are not media specific. However, the particular qualities of the available studios and the balance of media represented by the artists already in the program usually limits each year's openings to a certain range of media.

We do not anticipate any openings in the Penland School Resident Artist Program in 2015. Our next selection will be for residencies that begin September 15, 2016 and end August 15, 2019. The available studios include spaces appropriate for books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, letterpress, metals, painting, paper, photography, printmaking, textiles, or wood.

Applications are due November 15, 2015.

Visit website for complete programs details including link to online application:

For questions related to the Resident Artist Program, contact:

Betsy DeWitt, Programs Coordinator


Leslie Noell, Director of Programs

Penland School of Crafts
Post Office Box 37
Penland NC 28765-0037

TASTE 2015 Curatorial Proposals

Deadline: November 1, 2014 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Call for Curatorial Proposals
TASTE 2015

Root Division
San Francisco, CA

Root Division is visual arts nonprofit that connects arts education, exhibitions, and subsidized studios in a unique arts ecosystem. Part of our mission is to offer opportunities for emerging and professional artists to develop, which includes exhibiting work and curating exhibitions. We embrace artists and curators with no experience in these areas as well as those with extensive resumes. As we consider submissions, we intend to include a broad range of artistic practices.

Presented in April each year, TASTE, is one of Root Division’s largest fundraising events and unique exhibitions. The event features inspired local food, drink, art, & music all onsite in Root Division’s gallery & studios.

Each year, a guest curator presents an exhibition relating to the theme of food and drink. This exhibition has its own opening reception on the 2nd Saturday of the month and regular gallery hours, as well as being a prominent feature of the fundraising event.

Our gallery space serves many needs, and as such is a unique environment in which to curate a show. We strongly encourage that you visit our space and our website, familiarize yourself with our past & current exhibition program, and understand the mission of the organization before submitting a proposal. This is especially true for the TASTE exhibition, as there will be chefs and mixologists creating creative food and beverage in the exhibition space on the evening of the fundraiser. (For this reason, large-scale floor installations are not advised.) In order to promote as many artists as possible, we currently only accept proposals for group exhibitions. However, because of the multi-use of the space, we try to limit the amount of artists involved in TASTE to 15.

Strong proposals will be clear & concise, will present innovative & engaging ideas, and will intend to draw a diverse group of participants & visitors. While we do not exclude artists & curators from outside the Bay Area, our primary focus is presenting local emerging artists and local emerging curators.

Review Process:
Our Curatorial Committee of established Bay Area arts professionals meets in March, July & November to review submissions. We have an Initial Review & a Follow-Up Review Process.

Submissions accepted via mail or email.

Submission Fee: $10 fee (must be on file by 11/1/2014 for the email submission to be considered)


Curatorial Proposal Form

Visit website for complete details:

Please call 415.863.7668 or email with any questions.

Root Division
3175 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Penland Core Fellowship Program

Deadline: October 15, 2014 (ONLINE)

Penland Core Fellowship Program
Penland School of Crafts

Penland, NC
2015 Season

Penland Core Fellowship Program

The Penland Core Fellowship Program is a two-year work-study fellowship that offers emerging artists the opportunity to explore artistic interests and career possibilities in a supportive artistic community.

Core fellows are selected through a competitive process that attracts applicants from every part of the country. Applications are assessed for the quality of the art work and the interest of each applicant in being part of a close-knit community of artists. When selecting new core fellows, Penland is looking for talented individuals who have reached a moment in their lives when the program will be a pivotal experience.

Penland’s ever-changing learning environment, which includes world-class artists and teachers in a dozen media, allows core fellows to tailor their experience to meet their individual goals. The program can serve as preparation for careers in studio art, education, or design.

There will be four openings in the Core Fellowship Program for 2015. The application deadline is October 15, 2014.

Penland provides housing throughout the year, tuition for classes, and meals while the school is in session. Core students are responsible for all personal expenses and art materials.

Full details (including links to online application and frequently asked questions) available on website:

For questions related to the Core Fellowship Program, direct them to:

Betsy DeWitt, Programs Coordinator


Leslie Noell, Director of Programs

Penland School of Crafts
Post Office Box 37
Penland NC 28765-0037

Needle Arts Magazine Call for Submissions

Multiple Deadlines: (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE) and (ONGOING)

May 1, 2014
July 25, 2014
November 1, 2014

Call for Submissions
Needle Arts Magazine

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc.

Needle Arts is the official magazine of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America. Needle Arts is published four times a year for EGA members and contains designer profiles, projects, articles, and a calendar of events.

EGA is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the art of embroidery.

General Guidelines (truncated)
  1. Electronic submissions via e-mail are preferred. Submit an electronic copy of the text as a plain text file, preferably in Microsoft Word. If e-mail is unavailable and a CD cannot be provided, a type-written, double-spaced copy. As a general guide, one typed, double-spaced page equals 250–300 words. Submissions may be sent via e-mail to the editor at
  2. Submissions will be edited to fit space limitations; for grammatical correctness, clarity, and appropriateness of content; and to meet editorial standards.
    Needle Arts reserves the right to edit all manuscript.
  3. Include a brief biographic note to serve as a contributor’s notes.
  4. High resolution photography. Submit digital photographs taken at 300dpi in jpg, tiff, or eps format. Digital cameras should be set to the largest pixel image size. Slides and printed photography may be submitted.
  5. Needlework that is to be published in the magazine should have the finest finishing possible.
  6. Drawings, stitch diagrams, and charts shall be clear and accurate. Rendering in electronic format is preferred.

Needle Arts deadline dates for submission to the editor are:

February 1 for the June issue;
May 1 for the September issue;
July 25 for the December issue; and
November 1 for the March issue.

Needle Arts publishes:
  • Feature articles
  • Projects
  • Ethnic Embroidery
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Send submissions to: Dr. Cheryl Christian
Embroidery Editor
7912 Elkhorn Mountain Trail
Austin, TX 78729-6407

Mendocino Art Center Artist in Residence Program 2014/15

Deadline: April 11, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Artist in Residence Program 2014/15
Mendocino Art Center

Mendocino, California
September 2014 through May 2015

The AIR program provides a community-based environment that facilitates both educational and individual artistic growth at the Mendocino Art Center (MAC).

The AIR program was developed to bring emerging and established artists to this unique Northern California region. It provides both time and space for AIRs to develop their work. The MAC residency year runs from third week in September to mid-May.

The experience of living and working at MAC is shaped in many ways by its coastal location and by the singularly unique nature of its diverse facility. At MAC, we strive to provide an enriching experience that promotes an awareness of the arts with a global consciousness.


The program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in traditional or non-traditional studio arts, and independent creative endeavors, from mixed media to writing. Applicants should hold a BA, BFA, MFA or life equivalency representing an established foundation of knowledge and body of work in their respective discipline. The primary basis for selection is the strength and quality of the applicant's work.

Artist residents must also have a clear objective for the time of their residency and be willing to live and work as part of a close-knit community. A successful residency depends in part on expectations consistent with what MAC has to offer. Applicants with no prior connection to MAC are strongly encouraged to visit or take a
class before applying for the program. It is also advised to contact the Coordinator specific to your studio practice or the Education Director for an independent type residency.

Ceramics, Fiber Arts, Fine Arts, Jewelry, Sculpture/Blacksmithing, Education/Independent, Writing

Fiber Arts Studio & Equipment

Fiber Arts offers a multi-use studio for surface design, screen printing, and hand weaving. This studio has a deep sink for Shibori or screen washing and large burners for dyeing or steaming. AIRs are responsible for purchasing their own studios consumables.

The following equipment is available in the Fiber Arts studio for use by the residents:

Dyeing: 3 stainless steel dye pots (60 qt., 38 qt., 12 qt.), steamer (39 inches long, by 8 by 6 inches), metal bowls and plastic containers, microwave for dyeing, hot plate, blender, double sink with deep side, centrifugal water extractor, large double propane burner

Batik: 3 fry pans and two crock pots, selection of tjanting tools and brushes for wax, selection of wooden hoops for holding cloth

General: 2 ironing boards, 3 irons, sewing machine, light table, box fan, pigments for paper making, soap flakes, miscellaneous small tools (funnels, spoons, scissors, c-clamps, goggles, etc.), plastic pipe-extenders to raise tables

Fee: $30 non-refundable

More information on website:

Download Application for complete details:

Mickie McCormic
Fiber Arts Coordinator

Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show 2014

Deadline: April 9, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show 2014
Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA)

Atlanta, GA
April 17, 2014 to May 16, 2014

Now is the time to start working on your entry for SEFAA's Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show 2014! Here are the details:
  • use any materials(s)
  • use any fiber techniques(s)
  • final size must be 12" x 12" or smaller
  • optionally, you can choose to interpret "5" as the theme for your piece in (in honor of SEFAA's 5th anniversary)
  • it is free to enter
  • non-juried (all entries accepted)
  • one individual entry and/or one collaborative entry per person
  • open to everyone regardless of age, location, level of expertise, and whether or not you are a SEFAA member
  • ribbons will be awared in various categories by SEFAA and SEFAA member organizations
  • you can choose to sell your work via silent auction by setting a minimum bid price (SEFAA will retain 20% minimum commission)
  • it will be free to attend the show and attendees will be able to vote for their favorite entries
  • the show will open April 17th and close May 16th

View additional information on website:

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance
1705 Commerce Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

360 XOCHI QUETZAL Residency Program

Deadline: April 5, 2014 (ONLINE)

Artist and Writer's Residency Program

Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
Spring: May 1 - May 31, 2014

The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer's Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. We now offer four live/work spaces. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico.

MISSION: Our aim is to support artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity. By providing free housing and a generous food allowance, we hope that our residents can make artistic progress without the stress and distractions of daily life.

CRITERIA: National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, new media makers and musicians over the age of 25 are welcome to apply. We base our selections on artists who demonstrate artistic accomplishment, submit a well-conceived residency project, indicate that this residency will make a significant impact and provide evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the developing world. One of the live/work spaces is earmarked for a writer and one for an emerging artist. Two-person collaborative teams are also encouraged to apply.

STUDIO SPACE AND EQUIPMENT: We provide large work tables and generous wall space for visual artists. All live/work spaces have desks and free wi-fi. We offer a spinet piano for musicians and professional easel for painters. Plein air painters and artists who draw have endless access to warm, outdoor beauty and can also work in the patio of our downstairs casita. Ceramic artists have access to our Kress kiln which can fire up to cone 6. All spaces also have private kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and full bathrooms.

FEES: This is a free one-month residency. Your residency offers you a private, fully equipped live/work space, free wi-fi, weekly maid service, a food stipend of $1,000 pesos plus all utilities. You will only need to pay for your laundry, local transportation, entertainment and additional food. International calls can be made via skype. You are responsible for your travel to and from Mexico. Depending on your arrival and departure times, our Program Administrator, Alberto Alvarado, may be able to pick you up at the airport. If not, it is easy to arrange an airport taxi which will cost $400 - 500 pesos each way depending on the time of day you travel.

RESIDENCY DATES: Spring residency runs May 1 - May 31, 2015. The new summer residency program offers 1, 2 and 3-month residencies in June, July and August 2014. The winter residency runs December 16, 2014 - January 16, 2015.

ONE-MONTH RESIDENCY APPLICATION FEE AND DISCOUNT: The application fee for a one-month residency is $36.00. Artists who are re-applying for one-month qualify for a $12 discount using our Coupon Codes. Only one discount will apply.

2 OR 3-MONTH RESIDENCY APPLICATION FEE: If you are applying for more than one month, you will need to pay an additional Administrative Fee in addition to your $36 entry fee.
•2-month residency applications REQUIRE an additional $22 administrative fee (this fee has a built-in 20% discount and totals $58).
•3-month residency applications REQUIRE an additional $39 administrative fee (this fee has a built-in 30% discount and totals $75).
•Artists who are re-applying for 2 or 3-month residencies do not qualify for an additional discount.
•If you do not pay the additional administrative fee, your application will only be considered for a one-month residency.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: You must submit your application through the CAFE website. Applications without work samples will not be considered (3 images for Visual Artists, 1 -2 videos for Musicians, 5 page writing sample for Writers.)

Application and additional details at CAFE website

Visit Deborah Kreuger website for more information:

2014 Washington Craft Show

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

April 1, 2014 [early]
April 15, 2015 [late]

2014 Washington Craft Show

sponsored by Crafts America
Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
October 31, 2014 to November 2, 2014

The 27th annual WASHINGTON CRAFT SHOW is a multi-media crafts exhibition and sale focusing on contemporary American craft. This prestigious show features 195 artists who are jury selected from all over the United States. This is an excellent opportunity for artists who work in the field of fine craft to present their work to a sophisticated multi-national marketplace at a national highly rated show with a strong established audience base.


Crafts artists who exhibit in Crafts America shows must be residents of and working in the United States. All work must be original and made by the artist, or with assistance under the artist's supervision. Work should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools. Crafts America encourages you to exhibit your one-of-a-kind and limited edition work.

Applicants must be juried in one of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture (includes all media), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Categories not accepted: fine arts such as painting, photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category. Also not accepted: dried flower arrangements, pressed flowers, seed and pod decorations, cut bottles and embellished objects such as painted boxes, weather boards, stones, shells, buttons, decorated furniture and hand-made reproductions, objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans.

A craftsperson who works in more than one media category must submit an application in each category. If only one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited. All jewelry must be submitted under the Jewelry category.

Work that reflects a variety of styles within the same media can be submitted on one application provided that the images reflect the same proportion of work as will be represented in the booth. Again, jewelry is an exception and must be juried under the “Jewelry” category.

Only artists that collaborate and create one body of work as submitted to the jury may share a booth.

Crafts America reserves the right to invite up to 15% new artists to these shows to balance the style and content of the juried work.

Cash awards will be made for outstanding work in various categories. The 2013 award recipients are invited, jury exempt, to participate in that show again in 2014. Award winners are asked to fill out an application, but do not need to pay the fee.

• The application fee is $45.
• Late Application Fee - after April 1, a late application will be accepted with the late fee payment of $25, in addition to the appropriate application fees. (total late fee: $70)
• Late application deadline is April 15, 2014
• All application fees are non-refundable.

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Crafts America uses the Juried Arts Services system for the Online Application

Crafts America, LLC
PO Box 603
Greens Farms, CT 06838
Tel: 203-254-0486
Fax: 203-254-9672