Thursday, February 26, 2015

QuiltCon 2016 Call for Instructors

Deadline: March 9, 2015 {EMAIL}

Call for Instructors
QuiltCon 2016

The Modern Quilt Guild
Pasadena, CA
February 18-22, 2016

We are looking for experienced instructors who can teach techniques of interest to modern quilters. In general, we like a balance of technique based and project based workshops.

Our workshop instructors offer unique workshops and are the leaders in their field for a specific technique – or they teach techniques that are new to many modern quilters. QuiltCon 2016 will not be able to accommodate workshops that need a dyeroom.

When completing your application, please keep in mind the Modern Quilt Guild covers travel expenses of our instructors including: airfare/mileage, hotel and a meal per diem. Unless they live locally, most of our instructors teach a minimum of two full days and one half-day workshop or one lecture.

Download MQG Instructor Application:

For more information visit:

To submit a lecture and/or workshop proposal, send to by March 9, 2015.

ArtHaus’ Annual Emerging Artists’ Exhibition

Deadline: March 13, 2015 {DROPBOX} or {RECEIVE}

2015 Emerging Artists’ Exhibition
A Juried Show of Driftless Area Emerging Artists

Decorah, IA
April 3 to May 29, 2015

Artists ages 18-25 are eligible to submit 2-D and 3-D artwork for consideration for ArtHaus’ Annual Emerging Artists’ Exhibition juried art show open to residents and students within a 150 mile radius from Decorah in the Driftless region of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and southwest Wisconsin.

All forms of media will be accepted including but not limited to painting, drawing, ceramic, fiber arts, jewelry, printmaking, and photography. Artwork must have been completed within the last 2 years and adequately prepared for installation (works not ready for installation will not be included in the exhibition). Works may be for sale but this is not a requirement.

Entry Fee: $20

Guidelines: Each applicant may submit images of up to 3 artworks, maximum two images per work.

Best of Show as chosen by the jurors will receive $200 cash prize and a solo exhibition during the 2015-2016 ArtHaus calendar year.
Runner-up will receive $100 cash prize.
Two additional Honorable Mention Awards will be named.

Download Application Form:

Visit website:

508 & 516 W. Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101

John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency

Deadline: April 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Arts/Industry Residency
John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Sheboygan, WI
2016 Season

Up to sixteen exceptional artists from around the world are chosen each year for two- to six-month residencies in the Pottery or Iron/Brass Foundry and Enamel shop in Kohler Co.'s Kohler, Wisconsin, plant. With the guidance of an excellent staff, artists of all disciplines can explore new ideas and technologies in order to create a body of work impossible in their own studio as well as new ways of thinking and working. Previous experience with clay or metal sculpture is not required.

Artists accepted into the program receive housing, transportation, materials, use of equipment, studio space, photography services, and a small stipend.

Artists-in-residence may work in the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop to develop a wide variety of work in clay, enameled cast iron, and brass including but not limited to murals and reliefs, temporary or permanent site-specific installations, and functional and sculptural forms.

Required Application Materials
  • 20 images of your strongest work
  • A resume or CV
  • Project proposal of 200 words or less accompanied by proposal images
  • List of four professional references

Applications are accepted via Café:

Visit website for additional information:

Download Residency Brochure:

For more information on the application process, please contact the Arts/Industry coordinator at (920) 694-4548.

608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
P 920.458.6144
F 920.458.4473

Mendocino Art Center Artists in Residence Program

Deadline: April 10, 2015 {POSTMARK}

Artists in Residence Program
Mendocino Art Center

Mendocino, CA
October 1, 2015 to May 15, 2016

The Artists in Residence (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 program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in traditional or nontraditional 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.

MAC Artists in Residence may re-apply for a second year residency.

The Art Center has studios dedicated to Fine Art, Textiles, Ceramics (electric, gas, atmospheric and wood kilns) Jewelry, Sculpture/Blacksmithing and a small foundry. We welcome artists in other areas, including writing, music, photography and video. Depending on the field of endeavor and the number of AIRs, studio space may be shared with other artists. Residents will be responsible for purchase of their own materials and fuel consumption based on departmental pricings. Studio facilities fees are included in the monthly housing rates.

Application Fee: $30 non-refundable

Download Application:

Visit website:

Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street
P.O. Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460

FiberWorks 2015

Deadline: April 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

FiberWorks 2015
The Fiber Artists of Oklahoma
Living Arts

Tulsa, Oklahoma
June 5 to July 10, 2015

The Fiber Artists of Oklahoma invite you to participate in their annual juried fiber exhibition FiberWorks 2015. This 37th annual exhibit provides Oklahoma fiber artisans an opportunity to showcase their work from traditional crafts to innovative art. This eclectic show honors quality workmanship and original design. The exhibit also educates the public about the many facets of fiber artistry by presenting a wide range of media, techniques and traditions. The event will be held from June 5th to July 10th 2015 at Living Arts, 307 East Mathew B. Brady Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The Gallery is open Thursdays from 1 to 9 pm.

Works in weaving, needlework, basketry, quilting, soft sculpture, beading, paper, knitting, crocheting, felting and all other works primarily constructed of fiber will be considered for acceptance as well as pieces made of non-fibrous materials, but utilizing techniques normally used in the construction of fiber art.

The exhibition is open to current residents of Oklahoma. Submissions must be handworks of original design or original interpretation of traditional techniques done independently. Submissions must be executed by the entrant within the last two (2) years. Works from previous FiberWorks exhibitions are not eligible nor are works created under teacher supervision as part of a class or workshop.

Each artist may enter up to three (3) artworks. There is a non-refundable $20 entry and handling fee for members of FAO, $35 for nonmembers

All entries and fees will be submitted online at during the entry process. Work will be juried from digital images and will be based on the overall quality of the work. Accepted work will be subject to final approval by the juror. Work that differs significantly from the image representing it will be rejected and returned to the artist.

Entries will be accepted from April 1, 2015 through April 15th, 2015.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for additional details:

Lyn Lucas –, or (918) 693-0312
Jan Hawks –, or (918) 743-4901

Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts

Deadline: April 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts
Catalog and Exhibition
Surface Design Association

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Sandra J. Blain Gallery
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
August 27–October 31, 2015

The goal of the catalog and exhibition is to showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary fiber arts. Makers are encouraged to submit work of any size or format that demonstrates innovative use of textile media. Any textile technique or material is acceptable, including the use of nontraditional materials and time arts, such as video and sound. SDA encourages established, emerging and student artists to participate.

This exhibition is open to all members of Surface Design Association (SDA). Artists/designers must be current members of SDA to submit work. If you are not a current member, you may become one via

3 pieces per artist may be entered.
Work must have been completed since January 1, 2013.
Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.

$40 entry fee for up to 3 works will be charged through CaFÉ™.
$20 entry fee for students will be charged through CaFÉ™.

Sandra J. Blain Gallery at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA -

A single juror/curator will select all work for inclusion in a comprehensive print catalog with full and detailed images as well as artist statements and essays addressing context and evolution of contemporary textile arts. A group of these works will be selected for installation in Materialities exhibition.

Namita Gupta Wiggers, curator-at-large, writer and co-founder/director of Critical Craft Forum - - will select work that provides meaningful answers to the question: “What do textiles/fibers and their associated processes offer artists that cannot be achieved in other media?”

2ND PLACE - $400
3RD PLACE - $300

Entries accepted via CaFÉ™:

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for more information including membership:

Surface Design Association
P.O. Box 20430
Albuquerque, NM 87154

Natural Dye Showcase

Deadline: May 29, 2015 {ONLINE}

Natural Dye Showcase
Mendocino Art Center

Main Gallery
Mendocino, CA
August 3-28, 2015

Natural Dye Showcase at the Mendocino Art Center, August 3-28, 2015, invites artists to submit contemporary fiber works featuring elements that have been created with natural dyes. Techniques may include wall-hangings, art quilts, baskets, embroidery, rugs, knitting, crochet, hand-made paper and other forms of fiber art. The exhibition seeks to highlight excellence in contemporary use of natural dyes, considered in the light of their rich and skillful use through the centuries and across the planet.

• Work can utilize any fiber technique and must include significant elements that have been dyed with natural dyes (derived from plant, other organic sources, or minerals). The juror will make the final decision on whether submissions are appropriate to the exhibition theme.
• Work must be original, created after 2011.
• Size limitation: Wall-hung pieces (including wearable art) may be no longer than 72 inches on the longest side; free-standing or free-hanging works may take up no more than four square feet of floor space.

Juror: Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, president of the World Shibori Network and founder of Slow Fiber Studios.

Entry Fees
$15 for each entry. Up to three works may be entered.

Entries Accepted online via CaFÉ service.

Complete details on the website:

Contact person is the exhibition organizer Mickie McCormic.

Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street
P.O. Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
Fax: 707-937-4625

International Fiber Artst VII

Deadline: September 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

International Fiber Artst VII
Sebastopol Center for the Arts and

Fiber Art Now
Sebastopol CA
October 22 – November 28, 2015

The Fiber Art juried exhibition is held every two years at Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA). Fiber Art Now magazine is joining SCA in presenting the 7th biannual exhibit. We are inviting artists from all over the world to enter this outstanding celebration of fiber arts.

International Fiber Arts Vll is a juried exhibition presenting a distinct approach to innovative and traditional fiber techniques, and a contemporary concept for the use of traditional and unusual materials. The chosen work invites the viewer to experience the many facets of fiber art. Accepting both two or three-dimensional pieces including wearable and installation art.

REQUIREMENTS (truncated)
• Entry submissions are online only, by jpeg.
• All work must be original and not previously shown at SCA.
• Maximum of 3 entries per artist plus up to two details of each entry.
• Work can be wall-hung, free-standing, pedestal, mounted or installation.

The entry fee for SCA members and Fiber Art Now subscribers is $15 per entry or 3 entries for $35.
For non-members and non-subscribers $20 per entry or 3 for $50.

Lia Cook, John Hopper, Kyoko Kumai

$500 Best of Show
$200 Second Prize
$100 Award of Excellence from Fiber Art Now
Coordinators’ Merit Awards, a membership to SCA

Download Prospectus:

Online entries accepted via entrythingy

Visit website for more details:

Bill Yoes and Joy Stocksdale

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

FIBER, A National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: September 11, 2015 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

National Juried Exhibition
LibertyTown Arts Workshop

Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild
October 2, 2015 to November 1, 2015

In partnership with the Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild, LibertyTown Arts Workshop presents Fiber, an exhibition celebrating everything fiber.

We want to showcase the full breadth of fiber art, including but limited to weaving, dying, felting, sculpture, sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. Fiber can be, but is not limited to, cotton, wood, wool, paper, metal, or synthetic materials. Pieces must consist primarily of fiber and be of original design. Kits and commercial patterns are prohibited. Artists should indicate all fiber media used in each piece.

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media but primarily fiber, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and completed within the last three years.

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the
right to reject works accepted by the juror(s) due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work. Work must not exceed nine feet in any dimension.

Application Fees
1st piece (Non-member): $25
1st piece (Member): $15
Each additional piece: $ 5

Download Prospectus:

Visit website:

LibertyTown Arts Workshop
916 Liberty Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

The Artist as Quiltmaker 17

Two Deadlines:
December 11, 2015 {RECEIVE}
December 28, 2015 {ONLINE}

17th The Artist as Quiltmaker
Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
Oberlin, Ohio
May 15 – July 31, 2016

The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing public appreciation of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational and community activities. FAVA presents a full season of invitational exhibits, regional and national juried shows, an annual members’ show, and art classes for adults and children.

The Artist as Quiltmaker is the second-longest-running art quilt exhibition in the world. FAVA deliberately chooses not to define ‘quilt,’ thereby encouraging both established and emerging artists to submit innovative artwork, pushing boundaries and challenging expectations, whether they use traditional or non-traditional techniques or materials.

◦ Artists living in the U.S. or Canada may submit up to three entries.
◦ Innovative two- and three-dimensional quilts are invited.
◦ Work must be completed after December 2013.
◦ Collaborative works are invited. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
◦ Artwork must be an original design/concept and not created in a class or workshop. Student work is accepted if created outside the classroom and without an instructor’s guidance.
◦ Maximum height or width is 108”.

Mark Newport, Artist-in-Residence and Head of Fiber at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

$35.00 online entry
$40.00 mailed entry

Download Prospectus:

Complete information available on website:

Ruta Marino, Artist and Curator

call FAVA: 440.774.7158

The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
39 S. Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44070

Intelligent Objects: Empathetic and Smart Art--UPDATED

NEW Deadline: April 6, 2015 {ONLINE}

Intelligent Objects: Empathetic and Smart Art
Creative Arts Workshop

New Haven, CT
NEW EXHIBITION DATES: June 12, 2015 - July 1, 2015

Call for artworks that act as independent agents and explore the cross-section of analog and digital media. The art in this exhibition need not be kinetic or sculptural; it is open to any combination of traditional and new media. This exhibition explores artistic objects - or their 2D and 3D representations - that appear to be responsive to our existence, or at least demand empathy, if not an emotion.

Eligibility: Open to all media.  Each entry must have been completed within the past 2 years.

Juror: George Fifield, media arts curator, writer, teacher and artist. He is the founder and director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization that produced the Boston Cyberarts Festival.

NEW EXHIBITION DATES: June 12, 2015 - July 1, 2015

Entry fee: $35 covers up to three entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Download Prospectus: IntelligentObjects_Prospectus.pdf
Visit website for complete information:

Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
t 203 562 4927
f 203 562 2329

Monday, February 09, 2015

Thanks for Your Patience and A Bit of Good News!

Hello Readers:

Regularly scheduled posts are back on track. Obviously, we did not make our EXTRA posting deadline last week. However, we have added 16 new opportunities with more to come.

The Good News: Fiber Art Calls for Entry and our sister site Mixed Remnants garnered a mention in the most recent issue of the Australian publication Down Under Textiles. The editors kindly sent us a copy; we saved it to Google Drive so feel free to view or download: Down Under Textiles Mention of Mixed Remnants and Fiber Art Calls for Entry.

We are so pleased that our work is making an impact with artists around the world. As always, we appreciate your patience and readership.

All the best,

Elise N.

Peters Valley Artist Fellowship Program

Deadline: March 1, 2015 {EMAIL}

Peters Valley Artist Fellowship Program
Peters Valley School of Craft

Layton, NJ
May 4, 2015 to September 8, 2015*

Peters Valley is pleased to announce four artist fellowships for the full 2015 workshop season for one individual in each of the following studios:

Fiber Arts
Fine Metals & Jewelry
Special Topics (glass, printmaking, painting, etc).

There will also be shorter fellowships offered for one individual in each of the following two studios. These will run for the months of July & August:

Youth Art Program

This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced energetic artist with great people skills and strong working knowledge of a fine craft studio. Fellows will have the opportunity to work in a fully equipped studio and work with some of our nations most prominent artists in their fields.


Bachelors degree or equivalent studio experience. Master’s degree a plus.
Knowledge of studio operations & equipment

The ability to work independently as well as work well with others

Good communication skills and the ability to address issues diplomatically

Enthusiasm for your craft!

BENEFITS: (truncated)

Network and work alongside outstanding professional artists in your field

Hands-on experience managing a studio

On-campus lodging and meals when the dining hall is open (5 days per week)

Studio space and full access to all equipment

$3,000 stipend (full season fellowships) or $1,200 stipend (July & August)

Artist Fellows must be available during the entire workshop season (mid-May through mid-September). Ideally the candidate will be available from April 10- through December but must be available from May 4th-September 8th.*

Complete submission details available on website:

Peters Valley School of Craft
19 Kuhn Road
Layton, NJ 07851

Peters Valley School of Craft provides equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age or disability.

Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority Open Call for Pennsylvania’s Fine Artists

Deadline: March 2, 2015 {ONLINE}

Open Call for Pennsylvania’s Fine Artists
Expansion Art Acquisition Project

Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority
Philadelphia, PA

In March 2011, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority expanded its building by 62 percent, making it the 14th largest facility in the nation with the largest ballroom in the Northeast. The budget for the Expansion project included funding to enhance and extend the facility’s Fine Arts collection into the new space. More than $1.2 million was approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be spent on a Fine Arts Program that includes the selection, the procurement, and the installation of artwork within the expanded area.

The PCCA has partnered with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency that fosters an appreciation of the arts, to administer the Center’s “Open Call” competition for artwork via online submissions through “Slideroom.”


To qualify, artists must have their primary residence in Pennsylvania at the time their work is purchased or commissioned. Applications may be submitted individually or in collaboration with other artists. Only electronic applications submitted through Slideroom will be accepted. Late submissions will not be considered.

Artwork must be of a scale, quality, and durability deemed by the Expansion Art Committee to be appropriate and able to withstand long-term exhibition in the Convention Center. Artwork does not need to be of scenery nor of landscape locations in Pennsylvania. Artwork of any media will be considered, including, but not limited to: paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, furniture, and time-based work including video. Performance based works are not eligible for this project. All artwork will be installed inside the Convention Center.

Jurors and Expansion Art Committee members will not discriminate against any applicant artist on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges.


All Pennsylvania artists are encouraged to submit an application for consideration online through Slideroom. To participate in this “Open Call” competition, please submit an application at or by Monday, March 2, 2015, 11:59PM EST.

Visit website for complete details:


Artists with questions on how to submit an application of their work via Slideroom should send an electronic inquiry via email to Tara Waltenbaugh with the PCCA at or Seth Poppy with the PCA at The subject line of the email must read: “PCCA Open Call for Artwork.”

The Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts

Deadline: March 5, 2015 {ONLINE}

Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts
The Ford Family Foundation

Roseburg, OR

The Foundation awards up to five unrestricted Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts per calendar year, each in the amount of $25,000, to Oregon visual artists who have demonstrated a depth of sophisticated practice and potential for significant future accomplishment. Their work furthers the conversation of contemporary art in the 21st century. These fellowships honor the late Hallie Ford, co-founder of The Ford Family Foundation, based in Roseburg, who left a legacy based on a lifelong interest in and support of the visual arts. She believed strongly that others should have the opportunity to realize their talents.

General Information

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


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. With the exception of film, video and animation, the Foundation will accept applications from any visual arts medium.


Application is open to any Oregon visual artist who meets the following criteria:
◦ is a practicing visual artist currently producing works of contemporary fine art and craft;
◦ is a full-time resident of Oregon for at least 36 months prior to the application deadline and remains a resident through the duration of the grant period;
◦ maintains Oregon as his/her primary residence if he/she participates in an out-of-state residency program;
◦ is 30 years of age or older at the time of application;
◦provides evidence, through appropriate documentation, of seven (7) or more years of active professional participation in his/her medium; and
◦ is not enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part time or full time, at the time of application or during the successive grant period.

Applications accepted online via CaFE

Visit website for more information:

Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts
1600 NW Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, OR 97471-1957
(541) 957-5574

Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh: 46th Annual A Fair in the Park

Deadline: March 10, 2015 {ONLINE} or {POSTMARK}

A Fair in the Park
Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA
September 11 - 13, 2015

The Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh extends an invitation to fine arts and craft exhibitors to apply to participate in the 46th annual A Fair in the Park. This is a weekend long fair, September 11, 12, and 13, 2015 held in Mellon Park, in Shadyside of Pittsburgh, PA.

Rules on Participation (truncated)

1. All booths must be set up for the full length of A Fair in the Park.
2. All work must be conceived, designed, and executed by the participating artist. The artist whose work is on exhibit and for sale must be present for all three (3) days of the show.
3. Images of artwork and the short bio/artist’s statement will be posted on the A Fair website, and may be used for promotional purposes.
4. Only artists who have been accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry of any kind during the Fair.

• Clay
• Fiber
• Glass
• Jewelry
• Metal
• Mixed-Media
• Wood
• 2D Visual Arts (including but not limited to Photography, Etchings, Lithographs, Silkscreens and Paintings).

The Booth Fee: $350.00/$400.00 (corner) is due with the application for snail mail submissions and upon acceptance for electronic submissions.

For more information and online application and link to prospectus:

Email questions to or

Center for the Arts
1047 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Chiricahua National Monument Artist-In-Residence Program

Deadline: March 15, 2015 {POSTMARK}

Artist-In-Residence Program
Southeast Arizona Group

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Chiricahua National Monument
2015 Season

Artists have had a long-standing impact on the formations, expansion, and direction of our national parks.

Today, painters continue to document national park landscapes with contemporary approaches and techniques. Writers, photographers, sculptors, musicians, composers, and other performing artists also draw upon the multifaceted quality of parks for inspiration.

These artists translate the national park’s purpose, as a place of pleasure and preservation, into images which bring others enjoyment and a deeper understanding of the parks many Americans may never visit.

Chiricahua National Monument’s Artist-In-Residence program continues this tradition.

Artist-In-Residence Program

The Artist-In-Residence program at Chiricahua National Monument offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. Selected artists are given free accommodations for two to four week periods. No stipend is provided.

How to Apply

Artists must submit application materials and art samples exactly as indicated on the entry form. Insufficient, or excess materials, are causes for application rejection, as is an artist’s proposed use of a work already in progress as a residency project.

The Selection Process

A panel of professionals from diverse artistic disciplines will choose two to three finalists, with an alternate. Selection is based on artistic merit, the Statement of Purpose, and appropriateness to a national park residency.

Download Application:

Visit website for complete Artist in Residence details:

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Chiricahua National Monument
Southeast Arizona Group
4101 East Montezuma Canyon Road
Hereford, Arizona 85615

Wyoming Visual Arts Fellowships 2016

Deadline: March 16, 2015 {ONLINE}

Wyoming Visual Arts Fellowships 2016
Wyoming Arts Council

Cheyenne, WY
Results announced in April 2015

Visual Arts fellowships are awards of merit, based on the artist’s portfolio, honoring the work of Wyoming visual artists whose work reflects serious and exceptional investigation. Artists working in any media, including film and video, may apply. Applications are juried by noted artists, curators and others in visual arts from outside the state. Up to three fellowships may be given each year, and jurors may also select honorable mentions.


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

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. Fellowship recipients agree to participate in the Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Exhibition, and are included in the catalog produced.

Applications online accepted via CaFE

Visit website for more information:

Fellowship results will be announced at the CLICK! conference April 10-11, 2015. CLICK! is a professional development conference for visual artists, and is open to any interested artist. This year the conference will take place at the Buffalo Bill Center for the West in Cody. Entrants not selected for fellowships will be notified in writing after that date.

Wyoming Visual Arts Fellowships 2016
Wyoming Arts Council
2320 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Summer Studio Assistantship Program Peters Valley School of Craft

Deadline: April 1, 2015 {RECEIVE}

Summer Studio Assistantships Program
Peters Valley School of Craft

Layton, NJ
Summer 2015

Peters Valley Summer Studio Assistantships are an integral part of the summer workshop program. We are looking for excited, engaged emerging artists to participate in our summer assistant program.

Each year Peters Valley selects talented and motivated people, to participate in our summer program by assisting our instructors and studio heads. The program is open to artists 20 years and older. The Studio Assistantships program is rigorous. The program requires long days in the studio and provides invaluable professional development opportunities.

There is no stipend or other financial remuneration for the program.

We are accepting applications in 7 craft media studios; blacksmithing, ceramics, fibers, fine metals, photography, special topics (glass and mixed media) and woodworking.


Knowledge of studio operations & equipment

The ability to work independently, take direction and work well with others

Good communication skills and the ability to address issues diplomatically

Enthusiasm for your craft!


Work with, and learn from, outstanding professional artists in your field

Hands-on studio experience assisting instructors, department heads & students

On-campus lodging and meals when the dining hall is open (5 days per week)

The opportunity to take one workshop in any studio tuition-free

Opportunities to sell and show your work in the Peters Valley Gallery

Access to and use of professional studio & equipment

Opportunities to test the market and sell your work at the weekly auctions

Join a supportive community of artists working in a variety of mediums that will be your professional network long after the program is over

Participate in field trips and special events

Spend the summer living in a historic house in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, where our campus is located.

Assistantships are available during the workshop season (mid-May through mid-September). Assistants may apply for the entire summer or any duration of at least one month.

Download Summer Studio Assistantship Application

Visit website for more details:

Peters Valley School of Craft
19 Kuhn Road
Layton, NJ 07851
(973) 948-5200

Peters Valley School of Craft provides equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age or disability.

Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair 2015

Deadline: April 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair 2015
Peters Valley School of Craft

Sussex County Fairgrounds
Augusta, New Jersey
September 26 & 27, 2015

Peters Valley School of Craft is a non-profit, internationally recognized and award winning facility that provides primarily adult educational workshops in blacksmithing, ceramics, fibers, fine metals, photography, woodworking and other special topics from May through September.

The Craft Fair is an exhibition and selling venue for artists, showcasing contemporary fine craft. The Fair is well known throughout NJ, PA and NY. The event attracts approximately 7,000 attendees and showcases 150 fine craft artists selected by an outside jury for excellence in their media. It is one of the most influential fundraising events supporting the educational programs at Peters Valley.

ALL WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL & MADE BY THE APPLICANT. Manufacturers, importers and agents other than craft artists should not apply. The Fair Committee reserves the right to determine whether a particular type of work is determined unacceptable or in keeping with the show. If the work is determined unacceptable or misrepresented in the images submitted, the applicant will not be allowed to exhibit.

Peters Valley encourages new, emerging artists to apply. To be considered an 'emerging artist', this must be the first calendar year that you are participating in craft fairs (2015).

Peters Valley gives awards to exhibiting artists for outstanding work. The awards are GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE and HONORABLE MENTION. Each winning exhibitor is given a significant amount of credit ($) towards next year’s fair, their application fee is waived and they are jury exempt. Cash prizes are awarded in some cases.


View complete entry details online via ZAPP

Visit website:

Contact: Lindsay Gates, (973)948-5200

Peters Valley School of Craft
19 Kuhn Rd.
Layton, NJ 07851

Pendleton Center for the Arts 2015 Open Regional Exhibit

Deadline: April 4, 2015 {RECEIVE} or {HAND DELIVERY}

2015 Open Regional Exhibit
Arts Council of Pendleton

Pendleton Center for the Arts
Pendleton, Oregon
April 10—May 29, 2015

For more than 35 years, the Arts Council of Pendleton has invited artists from the region to exhibit their artwork for the community to enjoy. The exhibit has had different names and venues over the years, but the spirit of the event has remained the same - to celebrate the act of artistic creation.


Open to all amateur & professional artists age 18 and older living in eastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. Teen Category open to artists 13 - 17 years old. Work must have been completed in the last five years.


The Judge will award up to $1000.00 in prize money in the Adult (18 and up) and Youth (13 - 17) categories

The $200 Jacqueline Brown People’s Choice Award, will be presented based on votes of visitors to the exhibit.

The Crazy Horse Quilters also sponsor a special $100 award for the best textile work.

Additional support for this event provided by the Oregon Arts Commission.


Artists may enter up to two works of art in any medium EXCEPT photography. Each piece should be appropriately presented, with 2D work mounted or framed, ready to hang with screw eyes or appropriate fixtures and wire attached (no saw-tooth hangers please). Works are limited in size to 12 square feet.

For the first time we are accepting entries of original artwork in digital video form. This includes stop-action animation, film shorts or other experimental video. Entries may not exceed three (3) minutes in length and should be uploaded to the artist’s own YouTube channel.


Fee for entry is $10 per work for Adults (18 and up) and $5 per work for Teens (13 - 17).

Visit website to view complete submission criteria including application form:

Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 North Main Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Phone: 541-278-9201

2015 Wings and Wildlife Art Show

Deadline: April 8, 2015 {EMAIL}

2015 Wings and Wildlife Art Show
National Aviary of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA
November 7-8, 2015

The National Aviary Wings & Wildlife Art Show is returning after a long hiatus and the National Aviary is excited to once again play host to local, regional, and national artists. This juried exhibition and retail sale will be held at the National Aviary from November 7-8, 2015 with a Preview Reception on November 6, 2015. The Jury will accept approx. 40 artists.

This show of nature and wildlife-themed art serves as one of the National Aviary’s major fundraising events and is devoted to bringing attention to the thriving art community of the Pittsburgh region. At least 80% of the work exhibited by artists must be centered on wildlife and nature. The National Aviary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so revenue raised during Wings & Wildlife will go to support important conservation efforts, education, and animal care.

Table space ranges from $125-$250.


□ Ceramics
□ Glass
□ Jewelry
□ Leather
□ Metal
□ Miscellaneous
□ Mixed Media
□ Painting
□ Paper Art
□ Photography
□ Printmaking /Graphics
□ Sculpture
□ Stone
□ Textiles – Art
□ Textiles – Wearable
□ Watercolor
□ Wood

Application Fee: $20.00

Download Application: 2015_WINGS_AND_WILDLIFE_APPLICATION.pdf

Visit website for more information:

National Aviary
Allegheny Commons West
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Sleeping Bear Dunes Artist-In-Residence Program

Deadline: April 15, 2015 {POSTMARK} or {HAND DELIVERY}

Artist-In-Residence Program
Sleeping Bear Dunes

Empire, Michigan
September and October, 2015

Since 1993, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has hosted an Artist-in-Residence program. Artists have had a long-standing influence on the formation, expansion, and direction of our national parks.

The Artist-In-Residence program is open to professional American writers, composers and visual artists, including photographers, whose work can be influenced and enhanced by this superb Michigan scene. It provides resident artists the opportunity to capture the moods of Sleeping Bear Dunes in their particular medium. The program provides rent-free use of either a park house located in the vicinity of the village of Empire (no pets), or a campsite in one of the developed mainland campgrounds.

Two 3-week residencies are available during September and October. The artist is asked to donate to the park an original piece of work representative of their medium, produced during the residency, and to contribute to the advancement of the park's mission. This is done by sharing knowledge with the public during the final week of the residency through a demonstration, reading, slide talk, etc. In addition, the artist must be willing to interact with park visitors when contacts are made in the field while working. Donated works will be displayed in the park or shared with the public through other appropriate means. These works will characterize the Lakeshore for present and future generations.

Offering the public an opportunity to experience our national heritage through the eyes, ears and talents of the contributing artists fulfills one of the program's main purposes. The artist will be enrolled in the Volunteers In Park (VIP) Program of the National Park Service.

Download Program Brochure:

Visit website for additional program details:

For more information contact Susan Sanders:

Artist-in-Residence Program
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
9922 Front St.
Empire, Michigan 49630

Hard Twist 10 – Memory

Deadline: April 30, 2015 {ONLINE} or {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

Hard Twist 10 – Memory
Gladstone Hotel

Toronto, ON
August 27 to December 27, 2015

Hard Twist 10 – Memory, the tenth annual edition of the Gladstone Hotel’s signature show of textile-based art, invites artists to explore the many and complex relationships between cloth and memory.

Memory winds its way through textiles, a constant thread that runs through the earliest archeological fragments, the latest experimental synthetics and everything in between. Textiles hold memory, recall memory, record - and occasionally obscure - memory. In some recent incarnations they even have memory.

There are only three criteria:

● be textile or fibre related
● explore or express ideas connected to this year’s theme
● be designed to hang on a wall or be lightly suspended from a ceiling – we are unable to accept free standing work due to the nature of the exhibition space

Hard Twist has become an important annual event within the Canadian textile art community as well as being a signature event for the Gladstone.

Hard Twist 10 Jurors:

Melanie Egan Head of Craft, Harbourfront Centre
Elizabeth Elliott Textile Artist, Toronto
Sarah Quinton Curatorial Director, Textile Museum of Canada
Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell – Hard Twist curators
Britt Welter-Nolan – Managing Director Artistic Projects, Gladstone Hotel (exofficio)

Admin fee: $100 + HST = $113 (to be paid to hotel only on acceptance)
There is no submission fee

Download Prospectus for complete details:

Online Submission Form

Visit website:

Hard Twist
c/o The Gladstone Hotel
Attn: Chris Mitchell/Helena Frei
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1J6

Minnesota Center for Book Arts_MCBA Prize 2015

Deadline: April 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

MCBA Prize 2015
Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Minneapolis MN

The MCBA Prize recognizes and promotes excellence in new work from across the expressive spectrum of book art. Integrity will determine the winning work. Integrity refers to a unity of form, materials and content that reflects an artist’s vision.

Book art in a broadly defined field includes work that embodies narrative, instruction, reference, mapping, guides, documentation, and more. It is work that engages the viewer and propels the experience forward through narrative, sequencing, spatial elements, visual or verbal language, temporal, mechanical, aural, typographic, symbolic or material means.

ENTRY FEE: $40.00 US per entry


All artists who use the book format as their primary means of expression are eligible to apply. Accepted works may range from hand-printed fine press books, to inexpensive pamphlets, to one-of-a-kind sculptural works that reference the role of the book in contemporary society. All techniques, approaches and methods of creative expression will be considered.

Work must have been completed since April 1, 2013.
Students are not eligible, nor is work completed as part of a degree-granting program.
MCBA staff and board members are not eligible.
Collaborative works are eligible with the consent of all involved parties.
Artists may submit multiple entries.


Five (5) finalists will each receive a $500 cash award, plus $750 travel/lodging stipend to attend the Book Art Biennial and MCBA Prize Gala.

One (1) winner will receive an additional $2000 cash award (in addition to the $500 finalist award and $750 travel/lodging stipend to attend the Biennial).


Aaron Cohick, proprietor of NewLights Press and master printer at The Press at Colorado College
Daniel Kelm, book artist and founder of the Garage Annex School for Book Arts
Jae Rossman, Assistant Director for Special Collections, Yale University Library

Applications accepted online:

Complete submission guidelines:

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave. S. #100
Minneapolis MN 55415
Phone: 612-215-2520
Fax: 612-215-2545

Coastal Fiberarts 2015

Deadline: May 1, 2015 {POSTMARK}

Coastal Fiberarts 2015
Astoria Visual Arts

Edwin Parker Gallery
Clatsop County Heritage Museum
Astoria, Oregon
August 6, 2015 to September 15, 2015

Astoria Visual Arts, a non-profit, community-based, visual arts association, in cooperation with the Clatsop County Heritage Museum, is announcing a third Coastal Fiberarts Exhibit to be held in the Edwin Parker Gallery of the Heritage Museum, in Astoria, Oregon. Our first two exhibits were both rewarding and successful; so, we are embarking on a third show for works created using traditional techniques and materials, as well as contemporary and innovative fiberart.

  • Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age and older.
  • Work created in any fiber media and/or using fiber techniques is eligible for inclusion.
  • All artwork must have been produced within the last three (3) years and artworks previously shown in either Coastal Fiberart exhibit are not eligible.
  • Size Requirements: Maximum dimensions 6 feet by 8 feet.

ENTRY FEE: $35.00 for up to three (3) images.

JUROR: Judy Ness


Best of Show Award $250.00
Best Use of Fiber Award $200.00
AVA Award $150.00

Download: Coastal Fiberarts 2015 Prospectus

Visit website:

Margaret Thierry or LeAnn Meyer:

Astoria Fiber Arts Academy
1296 Duane Street
Astoria, OR

Agate Fossil Beds Artist In Residence Program


Artist In Residence Program
Agate Fossil Beds

Niobrara River Valley
U. S. National Park Service
Harrison, NE

The solitude and open spaces of the Niobrara River Valley represent a multi-generational mixing and evolution of life forms and life-styles, from millions of years ago to the present. Artists may find this landscape and the park museum collections inspiring for their work, and discover new ways to convey the mysteries of deep time and this special corner of the globe to the public. The park will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015 and hopefully the medium of art can contribute to those festivities.

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is located in Sioux County in the northwest corner of Nebraska. The Wyoming border is 17 miles to the west, and the South Dakota border 42 miles to the north. The county's only town, its county seat, is Harrison, population 251. The 2,000-square mile county itself has a population of only 1,500 people. Much of the area's land is used for ranching and has a carrying capacity of at least 25 acres for each cow-calf pair.

Program Description:

Artists of all mediums (visual, musical, theatrical, literary) are invited to apply to stay from two to four weeks in furnished park housing (either a modern 3 bedroom, shared house, or a more remote 1950s ranchstead). Artists provide their own materials and expenses and produce, at least, one product (along with its copyright) to be donated to the park for any and all future uses. Artists will also actively engage the public in some manner (occasional demonstrations, talks, school programs, or exhibits) during and possibly after their visit.

How to Apply:

Contact the park (tel. 308-668-2211, or 308-436-9760); email: e-mail us) and be ready to share your statement of purpose and portfolio. Artists will be enrolled as park volunteers, which provides worker's compensation insurance. The artist should be self-sufficient and ready to work closely with park staff and the local community.

Complete details (including additional program opportunities for artists with American Indian heritage):

Monday, February 02, 2015

So many Opps!!

Hello Friends:

We've just updated the site with twelve new opportunities BUT we have loads more so expect to see an additional posting no later than Wednesday of this week.

As always, we appreciate your continuing interest in Fiber Art Calls for Entry.

Elise N.

Call for Artists_ Wearable Works of Art_2015 Museum Party

Deadline: February 23, 2015 {EMAIL}

Call for Artists
2015 Museum Party
University of Iowa Museum of Art

Iowa City, Iowa
Spring 2015

Theme: Destination Venice—the Journey Continues

The University of Iowa Museum of Art is seeking 12 artists to create wearable works of art inspired by global mask-making traditions. Works will be featured during the 2015 Museum Party, Destination Venice—the Journey Continues, where guests will vote and prizes will be awarded to the three artists who receive the most votes. Works will then be displayed for two weeks in downtown Iowa City storefronts.

The theme of the 2015 Museum Party is Destination Venice—the Journey Continues, in celebration of UIMA’s exciting journey towards a new, permanent home, and of our international recognition at the prestigious Venice Art Biennale 56th International Art Exhibition, which opens on May 9, 2015. Jackson Pollock’s Mural will be featured at the American Pavilion housed at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

All submissions will be blind juried by the UIMA Members Council and artists will be notified of their acceptance by March 6th.

 A full written description of the mask-making project explaining the inspiration for and story of the object, dimensions, materials and presentation specifications (300 words or less) is required upon submission.
 The mask may be created from any media. Please keep in mind that the final works will be presented by live models as well as displayed in downtown stores.
 Each artist will be given a $100 materials stipend and be eligible to receive a 20% materials discount at Blick Art Materials.

Download Prospectus: Call-for-Artists-2015v3.pdf

Visit website:

Submission and questions may be directed to:
UIMA PR Coordinator, Elizabeth Wallace,

University of Iowa Museum of Art
1375 Highway One West
1840 Studio Arts Building
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Telephone: (319) 335-1727
Fax: (319) 335-3677

DRAWN The Second Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

Deadline: February 27, 2015 {ONLINE}

The Second Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Cincinnati, OH
April 17, 2015 to May 15, 2015

Manifest was founded in-part to stand for the importance of drawing as a process, skill, and discipline, and as a continuing viable product of the creative fine art and design fields.

In honor of the original spirit of the founding ideals of Manifest, the gallery launched DRAWN as a new annual exhibition project. DRAWN seeks to survey and present the broad scope of drawing being made today.

DRAWN calls for artists to submit works of drawing in any media relevant to the practice (including non-traditional approaches), any style, and any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realism, etc.).

This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must qualify as drawing, including that which tests the boundaries of the discipline.

DRAWN is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which qualify in some considerable way as drawing.

Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media applicable to the practice and discipline of drawing.

Manifest's carefully assembled juries change from project to project, and as a body have no collective predisposition towards any particular kind or style of art.

$36 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.

Manifest's selection process involves a complex two-part system. This exhibit will be juried by an anonymous 5-9 member panel of professional and academic advisers with a broad range of expertise relative to art and design. The jury will then pass along their recommendations to the exhibit curator who will make the final selections from the jury-approved pool.

Online Prospectus:

Online Entry Form:


Manifest Creative Research Gallery
2727 Woodburn Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Manifest Drawing Center
4905 Whetsel Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency

Deadline: March, 2015 {ONLINE}

Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency
ArtSlant, Inc.

Paris, France
July-August 2015

The Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency has been established in memory of ArtSlant's Founder who passed away December 8th, 2012. Georgia was dedicated to supporting and investing in young artists and writers, and she had a deep connection with the city of Paris. This residency, which offers artists and writers the opportunity to create work in Paris, has been created in Georgia's memory.

The goal of the Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris is to support and invest in emerging artists and writers, to provide an opportunity for them to advance their work and explore and engage with the cultural landscape of Paris, to encourage experimentation, and to increase exposure of their work to an international audience.

The Residency is open to visual artists of all mediums, art writers and critics, 24 years or older. Recent graduates are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants from around the world are welcome to apply. The selection will be made based on the merit of past work and the potential for future success, the ability to independently develop new work, and the proposed project's relevance to the city of Paris. Recipients will be required to maintain a blog, which will be posted on ArtSlant.

The Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris provides the recipient with lodging for a 2 months in an apartment in the 14th arrondissement, travel to and from Paris, and a stipend to be used for studio space, materials, and other costs.

Applications are accepted twice per year.

Visit website for complete details:

Questions, please email us at

The Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency is a strategic partner of Residency Unlimited

Manifest Artist Residency

Deadline: April 9, 2015 {ONLINE}

Manifest Artist Residency

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Cincinnati, OH

Artists are invited to submit complete applications to Manifest's Manifest Artist Residency program (MAR). Applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis. One or two artists will be selected as the recipient(s) of the MAR award.

The program is open for application by any serious emerging or established artist, including recent graduates from college art programs. It will benefit Manifest's community by providing exposure to the often unseen working space and practices of artists, serving to eliminate some boundaries to contemporary art making which currently may divide the everyday public from the fine visual arts.

The ideal candidate for the award of the program may be working in any media or genre, but would also make reasonable use of the available life-drawing sessions even if this is ancillary activity to their primary work. Suitability for teaching will be considered, but will not be a primary factor in the selection process, and a teaching appointment is not guaranteed.

The residency studio is adjacent to Manifest Gallery, sharing a common hallway in the same building. The studio consists of two north-lit rooms on the first floor and a semi-private hallway usable for display. The residency space totals approximately 500 square feet.


The resident artist(s) will be selected by a committee comprised of internal staff, board members, and academic/professional advisors. Primary criteria for selection will include:
  • Quality and consistency of sample work.
  • Motivation and potential for the creation of excellent new work during residency.
  • The degree to which the individual will benefit from the program.
  • The ability of the artist to take full advantage of the opportunity and utilize the program resources to maximize its benefits.

Eligibility: Any adult visual artist can submit an application.

Media/Genre: Open to artists working in any traditional and non-traditional genre and media. Manifest sets out to survey, exhibit, and document excellent quality amongst all types of visual art. Our record of showing a broad mix speaks for itself. This philosophy carries over into the MAR program.

Submission Fee: Each application must be accompanied by a $50 non-refundable submission fee.

Online Prospectus:

Online Application:

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
MAR Application
P.O. Box 6218
Cincinnati, OH 45206


Deadline: April 10, 2015 {ONLINE}

Emerging Artists Exhibition
Juniors, Seniors and Recent Undergrads

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Cincinnati, OH
May 29, 2015 to June 26, 2015

Every year Manifest surveys work by students and recent graduates of art and design programs, seeking to assemble, promote, and document examples of the excellence being achieved by 'new' or emerging artists for Rites of Passage. This exhibit, season publication, and award are intended to support that emergence.

For an eleventh straight year we offer this challenge to students and the recently graduated in regional, national, international college undergraduate programs to show us what you've achieved, bring it off campus, and share it with our international viewing public.

We believe there exists tremendous unexposed quality among people pursuing degrees in the visual arts. Revealing new artists is part of our non-profit mission!

This exhibit will feature the best work from artists about to receive or recently awarded an undergraduate degree from a regional, national, or international college art or design program. All entrants must have received or be scheduled to receive a college undergraduate degree in 2014, 2015, or 2016, and provide an academic reference’s contact info.

Entrants must have graduated or plan to graduate in 2014, 2015, or 2016 from an undergraduate program of art or design.

Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, genre, subject matter, and content.

Manifest's carefully assembled juries change from project to project, and as a body have no collective predisposition towards any particular kind or style of art.

$36 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.

Manifest's selection process involves a complex two-part system. This exhibit will be juried by an anonymous 5-9 member panel of professional and academic advisers with a broad range of expertise relative to art and design. The jury will then pass along their recommendations to the exhibit curator who will make the final selections from the jury-approved pool.

Online Prospectus:

Online Entry Form:

Contact: with questions

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
2727 Woodburn Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

drawing center
4905 Whetsel Avenue
Cincinnati, Qhio 45227

Art at Sperry Chalet Residency

Deadline: May 1, 2015 {RECEIVE}

Art at Sperry Chalet Residency
Belton Chalets, Inc.

Sperry Chalet
Glacier National Park
2015 Season: August 16 through August 29, 2015

Belton Chalets, Inc. would like to invite an artist to stay at Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park free of charge, to create art and interact with backcountry visitors. In exchange we would like an original piece of artwork from the artist and for the artist to go on to share the beauty of Glacier National Park’s backcountry as widely as possible.

•To take advantage of Sperry Chalets access to pristine wilderness for use as inspiration and subject matter for artists.
•To share through art the experiences of visiting the backcountry of Glacier National Park; the beauty, emotion, and intrinsic value of an unspoiled wilderness. Especially with those who are not able to visit it personally.
•To improve our guests stay at the chalet through interaction with an artist.
•To improve Sperry Chalet aesthetically by adding original artwork to the rooms and common areas. Artwork may also be used in our business materials; websites, brochures and so forth.


For the 2015 season we would like to encourage painters or similar visual artists to apply. You are welcome to make a proposal for a different genre.

The artist must be able to demonstrate a professional commitment to the arts and be currently engaged in creating artistic works. The artists years of experience and curriculum vitae will be used to evaluate their professional commitment.

The artist must be willing and able to live and work for the entire residency in a primitive wilderness setting reached only by trails.

The artists proposed medium, supplies and equipment must be suitable for transportation and use in the Glacier National Park wilderness.

Residency details (truncated)

Belton Chalets, Inc will provide at no charge a private bedroom and all meals at Sperry Chalet to one artist for up to two weeks during the summer season. 2015 residency dates are August 16 through August 29.

Belton Chalets, Inc. will also provide logistics and material support for a stay in the backcountry. Art supplies and personal duffel will be packed in and out of the chalet.* All meals provided by the chalet kitchen, food comparable to that served to the guests. Emergency communication will be available with our offices.

Sperry Chalet is a primitive facility. There is no electricity, televisions, internet or heat. Cell phone reception is poor. Indoor space is limited. The art studio will be the great outdoors, which the artist is expected to responsibly share with the mosquitos, Park visitors, and other wildlife.

The Art at Sperry Chalet program is privately operated and not affiliated with the artist in residence program offered by Glacier National Park.

* Sperry Chalet, being a remote location with only pack animal supply capability, is extremely limited in the amount, weight, and size of freight that can be packed in. Artists that wish to use large or heavy materials and equipment cannot be accepted.

Visit website for complete program details (including application specifications):

For additional information contact:

Kevin Warrington - Chalet Coordinator

The Boston Printmakers 2015 North American Print Biennial

Deadline: May 8, 2015 {ONLINE}

2015 North American Print Biennial
The Boston Printmakers

Lesley University
Cambridge, MA
November 8, 2015 to December 12, 2015

Presenting the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking, the North American Print Biennial has long been recognized as one of the most prestigious events in printmaking. Founded in 1947, the mission of the Boston Printmakers is to promote public knowledge of printmaking, encourage and support artists working in printmaking, and promote excellence and innovation within the field of printmaking.


North American artists 18 years and older are eligible to enter. Original, innovative works in all printmaking media are eligible. Photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium will not be considered. Submitted work may not have been exhibited in any other Boston Printmakers exhibition.

Willie Cole is a noted contemporary American conceptual and visual artist. He creates imaginative and powerful prints, sculptures, and installations. Cole’s work is found in numerous private and public collections and museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Over $10,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards. The Boston Printmakers’ purchase prizes are placed into permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; and the Boston Printmakers Collection at the Boston Public Library. Additionally, this show generates a large number of sales through Patron and public purchases.

Biennial Venue
The Boston Printmakers 2015 North American Print Biennial is honored to be one of the inaugural exhibitions at The Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University College of Arts and Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Download Prospectus: BP_2015_Prospectus.pdf

Applications accepted via CaFE (links directly to the call):

Visit website for more information:


The Boston Printmakers
at Lesley University
University Hall L-019
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

9th Annual International MFA/MA Exhibit

Deadline: May 22, 2015 {ONLINE}

9th Annual International MFA/MA Exhibit

Manifest Creative Research Gallery
Cincinnati, OH
July 10, 2015 to August 7, 2015

Manifest offers an opportunity just for graduate students to exhibit at our gallery in Cincinnati. This ninth installment of the Master Pieces project will continue to reveal the intensity and professionalism of students working towards their terminal academic degree in the field of art or design. Often the most exceptional work comes out of these artists’ immersion in their culture of study and intellectual pursuit.

Manifest’s goal, therefore, is to select works that in the truest sense of the word are contemporary masterpieces – in other words works that set the standard of quality that the artist is expected to maintain throughout his or her professional career and justify the degree of Master.

Master Pieces is open to current MFA/MA students or MFA/MA graduates since January 2014. All entries must represent original works of art or design.

Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, genre, subject matter, and content. There is no thematic guideline. Media may include but is not limited to: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, installation, video, etc.

Manifest's carefully assembled juries change from project to project, and as a body have no collective predisposition towards any particular kind or style of art.

$36 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.

Online Prospectus:

Online Entry Form:

Contact: with questions

Manifest Creative Research Gallery
P.O. Box 6218
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Solo, Group and Concept Submissions Manifest Gallery

Deadline: June 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Solo, Group and Concept Submissions

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Cincinnati, OH
Season 12: September 2015 - August 2016

One-third of Manifest's exhibits are dedicated to solo exhibits. Solo exhibitors have included local, regional, and national artists from as far away as New York City, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. It is important to our non-profit operations that each of our seasons of free public exhibits consist of a balanced mix of solo and group thematic projects. The group shows provide diversity of approach, media, style, and geographic origin, while the solo exhibits provide a deeper insight into one artist's vision.

Types of proposals:

- Solo exhibits

- Two person exhibits (while this is acceptable, it is strongly recommended that artists wishing to propose a two-person exhibit submit individual solo proposals, and request consideration of the two-person show as a curatorial option.)*

- Group shows

- Curatorial project (call for entries proposal by curator)

*NOTE that our curatorial process also considers the possible combination of solo proposals into small selective group shows when possible, and agreeable to the artists.

Eligibility: Anyone can submit a proposal. Artists should bear in mind the need for a consistent and very strong body of work when submitting.

Media/Genre, etc: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media. Manifest sets out to survey, locate, exhibit, and document excellent quality amongst all types of art. Our record of showing a broad mix speaks for itself.

Jury and Curator: Manifest's main selection process involves a complex two-part system. Most exhibits are juried by an anonymous 9-12 member panel of professional and academic advisers with a broad range of expertise. The jury then passes along their recommendations to the exhibit curator who will make the final selections from the jury-approved pool. Solo proposals are handled in a similar way. While artists may provide a specific goal for an exhibit, the final selection and layout of works will be determined by a Manifest curator in consultation with the artist.

Online Prospectus:

Online Entry Form:

Contact: with questions

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Exhibition Proposal
P.O. Box 6218
Cincinnati, OH 45206

2015 EPM International Contest European Patchwork Meeting

Deadline: June 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

2015 EPM International Contest
European Patchwork Meeting

Alsace, France
16 - 19 September 2015

Theme : « Reflection ... » Get inspired by one of the various meaning of this word ::
A portrait of an impression, memory, observation or likeness also of the mind, the eye, the light, and why not a mirror image…

Selection of quilts
  1. All techniques are accepted, as long as they match the fundamental structural characteristics of a quilt (3 layers).
  2. Compulsory dimension: 75cm (width) x 130cm (height) (30”x 51”) more or less 5% discrepancy will be tolerated.
  3. The quilt must be original or must give credit to the source of inspiration.
  4. The quilt must have been made in 2014/2015 – and must not have been exhibited in any major exhibition, published in a catalogue, a book or a magazine prior to entering the competition.
  5. The quilt must have an 8 cm (3"1/4) deep casing sewn securely to the upper edge of the back. It should begin and end approximately 3,5 cm (1"1/4) from the side edges.
  6. The quilt must have a fabric label with the maker’s name, address, phone, title and dimensions sewn to the lower right corner on the back of the work.
  7. As the selected works will be travelling for a whole year (2015-2016), they need to be easily transportable; please avoid too fragile embellishments or material.
  8. There is a possibility to enter 2 works, knowing that only one will be selected. Please complete one entry form per quilt.

Administration fees: 18€ per entry (non refundable)

The selection will be made by an international jury, designated by the organizers.


- Best of show 3 000 € by The European Patchwork Meeting

- Special teachers prize offered by Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association (JHIA) worth over 3000 €

- 2nd prize a sewing machine worth 2 000 € by Bernina

- 2nd prize a cheque of 1 000 € by Clover

- 3rd prize a suitcase containing 212 spools of thread worth 650 € by Aurifil srl

- A cheque of 500 € by Apliquick

- A cheque of 500 € by the Editions de Saxe

- A cheque of 500 € by France Patchwork

- A cheque of 500 € by Quiltmania

- 500 € worth books offered by Kaleidoscope Books

Download competition rules « Gereral Category » EPM15_Rules-of-the-general-category-2015.pdf

Download competition rules « Teachers's Category » EPM15_Rules-of-the-Teacher-s-category-2015.pdf

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ROT: The Afterlife of Trees

Deadline: October 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Request for Proposals
ROT: The Afterlife of Trees

The Arts Center
Corvallis, OR
January 15 – February 25, 2016

ROT: The Afterlife of Trees, an exhibit inspired by scientific research on tree decomposition.

The Arts Center invites artists to submit artwork as a Request for Proposals to be considered for the January-February 2016 exhibit. The exhibit is a collaboration with the Spring Creek Project, H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the Cascade Mountains and ecologist Dr. Mark E. Harmon, the lead researcher on tree decomposition project in the H.J Andrews Forest, all associated with Oregon State University.

ROT: The Afterlife of Trees, will be an exhibition of artworks showing visual interpretations of and/or reflections on decomposition, conceived from Dr. Harmon’s forest research. The exhibition will feature both invited artists and juried artists responding to this RFP, and is open to both 2D and 3D media.

We invite artists to use the idea of “rot” or decomposition of trees in the forest as a starting point for the creation of artwork. This may include interpretations and visualizations of the concept of tree decay, research into their decay, as well as the environments where tree decay and research takes place.


•The exhibit is open to all artists living or working in Oregon.
•All media, except film, video and performance, will be considered.
•Work previously exhibited at The Arts Center will not be accepted or presented to the juror.
•No Entry Fee

Complete details (including application) available on website:

The Arts Center
700 SW Madison Ave.
Corvallis, OR 97333
(541) 754-1551

ONE - The Manifest Prize

Deadline: October 1, 2015 {ONLINE}


Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Cincinnati, OH
December 11, 2015 to January 8, 2016

Open to works of any media, any genre/style, any size... One work will be selected for the award, featured in the gallery, and published. Five semi-finalist works will also be published.

Eligibility: ONE is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art and be available and capable of being exhibited in one of Manifest's five galleries. Floor plans are available upon request. Works submitted must have been completed within the past five years (2010-2015)

Media: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts genre and media, (including video, photography, sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, etc.). There is no size limit or minimum size required, other than what is capable of being displayed in our gallery space.

Cash Award: $5,000

Online Prospectus:

Online Entry Form:

Contact: with questions

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
P.O. Box 6218
Cincinnati, OH 45206