Thursday, March 26, 2015

After the Pedestal, Small Sculptures from the Region

Deadline: April 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

After the Pedestal, Small Sculptures from the Region
The Sculpture Center

Cleveland, Ohio
Summer 2015

Through an occasional open call for artists, The Sculpture Center invites sculpture, installation and expanded media artists working in our region (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, western New York and Ontario, Canada) to submit work for a juried exhibition of smaller sculpture.

The next iteration of After the Pedestal, Small Sculptures from the Region, with sculptures selected by guest juror Johnny Coleman, sound and installation artist currently serving as Professor of Art and African American Studies at Oberlin College.


Appropriate artworks should be small sculpture work with dimensions that, when added together, are no larger than 3 x 3 x 3 feet. The sculpture may be for exhibition on the floor, a pedestal, or the wall or for ceiling suspension if it is lightweight. Artists may submit up to 3 artworks, created within the last 3 years and not shown before in Northeast Ohio.

Artwork will be exhibited indoors. Artists are responsible for shipping, insurance during shipment, and difficult installations. The Sculpture Center insures all
artwork while on its premises.

Entry Fee: $35

Download Application:

Online Entry:

Visit website: www.sculpturecenter.org2015_After_The_Pedestal

The Sculpture Center
1834 East 123rd Street
cleveland, Ohio 44106

Handmade at Kew

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

Handmade at Kew
Handmade in Britain

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
London, England
8 – 11 Oct 2015

Handmade in Britain and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are pleased to announce the launch of a new contemporary craft show, Handmade at Kew. Taking place in October 2015 this exciting new consumer event is a unique collaboration between Kew Gardens and Handmade in Britain. Handmade at Kew will include the participation of individual makers, galleries, groups and organisations and will offer opportunities for the presentation of larger scale outdoor work and installations.

Application Guidelines

Applications are invited worldwide from individual makers, groups of makers, crafts organisations and craft & design based galleries. Applications are encouraged from designer-makers of contemporary craft working in the following areas: ceramics, jewellery, fashion & textiles, glass, paper, furniture, metalwork, sculpture and interior accessories. The organisers seek to provide a balance of craft disciplines in order to provide the visitors with a broad range of work. If your work does not reflect the above categories, please get in touch with us to discuss what you do.

Stand Sharers: Makers wanting to share spaces should apply together, submitting one application form for both makers and indicating clearly that they wish share a stand. The number of makers must be reflected in the size of the space booked. If selected, each maker will receive a separate web & catalogue entry.

How to apply
The application form must be completed in full with four images uploaded/sent as instructed and accompanied by the £150 cheque deposit. The application form and the images need to be with Handmade in Britain no later than 6pm on Thursday 30th April 2015. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Download Application Pack for Individuals:

Download Application Pack for Groups, Galleries & Organisations:

Apply online now:

Visit website:

Contact Information

If you have any questions that are not answered in this application pack then please email

Botanica: All Things Plant Life

Deadline: May 8, 2015 {ONLINE}

Botanica: All Things Plant Life
Bedford Gallery
Lesher Center for the Arts

Walnut Creek, CA
July 12 - September 6, 2015

From 16th Century Flemish painters, to Cézanne and the Post Impressionists, the color and variety found in plant life, as well as the potent symbolism, has made it a popular subject for still-life and artist studies. Botanica asks artists to draw on these themes to create artwork that explores how plant life can be represented in a diverse reach of media.

Ken Harman, Director of Hashimoto Contemporary & Spoke Art

MacKenzie Stevens, Curatorial Assistant at the Hammer Museum

$3,000 in cash awards, plus prizes.

Open to all artists in the United States, 18 years of age or older. Entries must be original work completed within the last three years. (Dated 2011 or more recent.)

Open to all media. There are no size limitations for entries. Please include specific dimensions with your entry. Bedford Gallery reserves the right not to accept exceptionally large, heavy, or cumbersome pieces. Work must be framed (when applicable) and ready to hang (wire, d-rings, or cleat). Acrylic glazing only; NO GLASS. All art must be labeled with artist's name, title, medium and year.

Entry Fee
A non-refundable fee of $35 is required for application. This fee covers up to 3 entries. One application per artist only. Online submissions are not considered complete until payment is made.

View Prospectus on website:

How to Enter

Bedford Gallery will only be accepting online entries for Botanica through SlideRoom:

Bedford Gallery
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Primitive and Folk-Art Special Exhibit

Deadline: May 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

Primitive and Folk-Art Special Exhibit
Homespun Media, LLC

International Quilt Festival
Houston, Texas
Fall 2015

A primitive and folk-art quilts exhibit will be launched at the 2015 Fall International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Enter your primitive or folk-art style quilt for a chance to be part of this new exhibit and a chance to win a cash prize. The entry deadline is May 15, 2015.

We are calling for the best of primitive quilts - featuring all techniques from hand-pieced & quilted to machine-done. Our Special Exhibit will showcase two categories: 1. Created from your own Original Design, and 2. Those created from a published pattern. It is our hope to spread awareness of primitive quilting, and give overdue recognition to the many gifted primitive artisans in the quilting world.

You may submit a total of two quilts for our consideration. There are no made after dates. Quilts must be no smaller than 25" x 25".

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine's Creative Director, Jenifer Gaston
Three other notable Primitive Designers, tbd

First Prize in each category will receive travel and hotel accommodations to attend the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX.
Second and Third Place winners in each category will receive cash prizes.

Complete details available on website:

Questions or inquiries, please call 304/375-4100 or

Leah Williamson
Homespun Media, LLC
901 Highland Avenue
Williamstown, WV 26187

Shipshewana Quilt Festival

Deadline: May 15, 2015 {RECEIVE}

Shipshewana Quilt Festival
Shipshewana Event Center

Shipshewana, IN
June 24-27, 2015

CONTEST RULES: (truncated)
  1. Entry form, including photos, must be submitted in hard copy format only. No electronic photos will be accepted. Incomplete entry forms will not be considered.
  2. You must determine the category in which your submission will be entered. However, Shipshewana Quilt Festival reserves the right to change the category.
  3. Quilt can only be entered in one category.
  4. All persons involved in making the item must be listed on each entry form.
  5. Entry Fee is $10 per entry payable in $USD only, and will be due after notification of acceptance by Jury, on or about May 25, 2015 by e-mail or letter. Your acceptance notification will include entry submission instructions.
  6. No more than two (2) entries per category and no more than three (3) total entries will be accepted from any one (1) person.
  7. Quilts may be constructed by hand, machine, or both. Quilts must be made of three (3) layers (fabric top/batting/fabric backing) and hand or machine quilted. Tied quilts will not be accepted.

  • Pieced under 60” OR Pieced 60” – 112” (Piecing is easily recognized as a significant portion of the quilt)
  • Appliqué under 60” OR Appliqué 60” – 112” (Appliqué is easily recognized as a significant portion of the quilt)
  • Mixed Media/Techniques under 60” OR Mixed Media/Techniques 60” – 112”
    (Mixed Media/Techniques may include combinations of any and all media and/or techniques where one technique may not be
    significant; examples include but not limited to: three-dimensional, thread painting, cross-stitch, embroidery and whole cloth)

AWARDS by Category

Best of Show $4,000
Sponsor: Moda Fabrics

1st Place Pieced (Large and Small) $ 800
Sponsors:Clothworks (Large), Robert Kaufman (Small)

1st Place Appliqué (Large and Small) $ 800
Sponsors:Wilmington (Large), Red Rooster (Small)

1st Place Mixed Media/Techniques (Large and Small) $ 800
Sponsors:STUDIOe (Large), Hoffman Int. (Small)

2nd Place all six (6) categories $ 400

3rd Place all six (6) categories $ 200

1st Place Machine Quilted $ 800
Sponsor: APQS

1st Place Hand Quilted $ 800

Viewers Choice - Aurifil Thread & ribbon

All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place category winners will receive ribbons

Download Entry Form:

Visit website:

Questions? Contact Nancy Troyer at 260-768-4887 or email

Five Points Gallery's Juried Exhibition

Deadline: June 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Five Points Gallery's Juried Exhibition
Five Points Gallery

Torrington, CT
August 6 – September 5, 2015

You are invited to submit your work for consideration in Five Points Gallery's Inaugural Juried Exhibition.

Works will be selected by Jaclyn Conley, artist and educator based in New Haven CT.
Ann Temkin, chief curator of painting and sculpture at MOMA, will select one participant to be offered a 2016 solo exhibition at Five Points Gallery.

Terms of Entry:

Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply.

Artists may submit up to three images.

Artists working in new media, film, or video will be required to provide necessary exhibition equipment.

Work must have been completed within the previous 2 years.

All artwork submitted must be ready to hang.

All artwork must be for sale.

Artists living in any geographic area are welcome to apply, however you will be responsible for artwork shipping costs.

Submission Fee: $30 - includes up to three (3) pieces.

Visit website for complete details:

Five Points Gallery
PO Box 1028
Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 618-7222

2015 Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries & Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award

Deadline: June 5, 2015 {RECEIVE} or {EMAIL}

2015 Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries
& Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award
Australian Tapestry Workshop

Tapestry Foundation of Australia
South Melbourne, Victoria

The Australian Tapestry Workshop Kate Derum award has been established to honour Kate’s memory and her significant contribution to tapestry.

The award is open to all professional Australian and International tapestry artists. Finalists will be invited to submit a tapestry for display in an exhibition at the Australian tapestry workshop from 20 August – 25 September 2015.

This award is generously supported by Susan Morgan, and Alayne and Alan Davies through the Tapestry Foundation of Australia.

A non-acquisitive award of $5,000 AUD

A non-acquisitive award of
$1,000 AUD

(to be eligible for this award artists must be in the first five years of their professional practice)


Professor Kay Lawrence AM
Former Head School, School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia, member of the Board of Directors of the Australian Tapestry Workshop
and tapestry weaver.

Tony Preston
Founding Director of the Christchurch Art Gallery

Valerie Kirk
Head of Textiles, Australian National University, Canberra and tapestry weaver


2015 Kate Derum Award Entry Form

2015 Kate Derum Award Entry Guidelines

Australian Customs Infomation

Visit website:

Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street
South Melbourne
Victoria 3205 Australia


American Tapestry Biennial 11

Deadline: October 31, 2015 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

American Tapestry Biennial 11
American Tapestry Alliance

South Bend Museum of Art
July 2 – September 25, 2016
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
March 1 – June 18, 2017

ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to American Tapestry Biennial 11.

Entry to ATB 11 is open to all tapestry artists who design and weave their own tapestries (defined as “hand-woven, weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts”), either individually or collaboratively (all assistants shall be named). Multimedia work will be considered as long as the primary medium is tapestry.

Entries must be one-of-a-kind and have been completed after January 2012. Entries may not have been shown previously in any ATA exhibition, including the Unjuried Small Format show. Artists may submit up to three pieces, but a maximum of one piece per artist will be accepted.

Submissions: The juror will select tapestries from digital images; image quality may influence the juror’s decision. Only completed tapestries will be juried. Image submissions must be digital.

Entry Fees: $35 ATA members, $55 Non- Members, $70 Membership & Entry Fee

Download Entry Form:

Online Entry Form:

Visit website for more information:

Questions? Contact ATB 11 Co-Chairs, Terri Bryson,, or Elaine Duncan,

Craft Victoria: Victorian Craft Award

Deadline: April 6, 2015 {ONLINE}

Victorian Craft Award
Craft Victoria

Melbourne VIC
1 to 15 August 2015

In 2015 Craft turns 45 years old, and to celebrate this milestone we are pleased to launch the inaugural Victorian Craft Award. The Award is a biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria in the pursuit of presenting and celebrating excellence in the crafts. The award welcomes emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople across the state of Victoria and welcomes applications from individuals utilising craft skills, processes and materials.

Up to 100 finalists will be shortlisted for the inaugural exhibition across four venues; Craft Victoria, fortyfivedownstairs, Sofitel on Collins Melbourne foyer and 1 Spring St Foyer.

This is a truly unique opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge Victoria’s Craft community, create accessible opportunities for emerging and established practitioners to network and lobby for the value and significance of the art of the handmade and an opportunity for key supporters to demonstrate ongoing commitment to the Australian craft community.

Up to $20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Lynne Kosky Jewellery Award $10,000
Honouring the legacy of Victorian Arts Minister, Lynne Kosky

Jewellery Encouragement Award $2,000
Supported by the Family of Lynne Kosky

Excellence Award $5,000
Supported by the Bowness Family Foundation

Decal Ceramic Award $2,000
Supported by Decal Specialists

People’s Choice Award $1,000
Supported by Crivelli Fine Coffee.

Online Application (includes entry fee details):

Visit website for more details:

For inquiries contact

Craft Victoria
31 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9650 7775

Friday, March 13, 2015

Genesee Valley QuiltFest 2015: The Festival of Quilts

Deadline: April 1, 2015 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

Genesee Valley QuiltFest 2015: The Festival of Quilts
Genesee Valley Quilt Club

Gordon Field House
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
June 5 - 7, 2015

The Universe of Quilts is an “open” quilt show allowing both GVQC members and non club members the opportunity to enter their quilts in the show. The show displays the diversity of quilts with categories including traditional applique and pieced, mixed technique, art, wearable, large and small quilts, hand and machine quilted and a special category for youth age 17 and under. Quilts may be offered to the public for sale.

There are two categories for quilt entries, Professionally Judged (open to all interested quilters) and Peer Judged (open to GVQC members only and youth 17 and under). All Professionally Judged quilts require a $10 fee. Professionally Judged quilts will be judged by experienced and National Quilt Association certified judges. Judged quilts will receive a written critique and be eligible for cash prizes and ribbons. Non-judged quilts will only be eligible for ribbons. Quilts must have been completed after January 1, 2010. No quilt may have been exhibited at any prior GVQC quilt show.

There is no limit on the number of quilts you may enter in either category. When the maximum number of quilts allowed for the quilt show is reached, no additional registrations will be taken. All entries will receive constructive written comments from judges.

Fees: All judged quilts require a $10 fee.


Quilt Entry Guidelines

Quilt Category Definitions

Judged Quilt Registration Form

GVQC Member Youth & Vintage Quilt Entry Form

Visit website for complete details:

San Francisco Arts Commission: Request for Qualifications

Deadline: April 6, 2015 {ONLINE}

Request for Qualifications
Prequalified Artist Pool
San Francisco Arts Commission

San Francisco, CA
Season 2015/2016

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a pre-qualified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities. The 2015/2016 Pre-qualified Artist Pool will be used to select artists for a range of new permanent public art projects associated with the construction of new civic buildings, parks and playgrounds, as well as transportation and streetscape improvement projects throughout San Francisco. The 2015/2016 Pre-qualified Artist Pool will also be used to purchase two-dimensional artwork for display in public buildings.

The Arts Commission seeks visual artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches to include in the 2015/2016 Pre-qualified Artist Pool, especially those artists who are interested in having their design concepts implemented in durable and maintainable materials. Certain projects may also offer opportunities for an artist to work as part of a design team along with the project architect/designer.

Budgets for commissioned permanent public artworks range up to $500,000.

Professional practicing visual* artists or artist teams residing in the United States. Artists who apply as part of a team may not also apply as individual artists. All members of a team must reside in the United States to be eligible.

All application materials must be submitted online via SlideRoom ( by April 6, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. There is no application fee to apply or to use the SlideRoom online application system.

Application materials include:
  • Budget Range Verification
  • SlideRoom will provide a form to determine the budget range for projects you are interested in (up to $100,000/ $100,000 – $250,000/ $250,000- $500,000). You may select any or all of the ranges.
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • 10 images of previous work
  • Image descriptions

View complete RFQ details:

For questions regarding the 2015/2016 Prequalified Artist Pool RFQ, contact Zoë Taleporos, Public Art Program Associate by email at, or by phone at (415) 252-3215.

Lexington Art League: Food/Eating Exhibition

Deadline: April 8, 2015 {POSTMARK} or {EMAIL}

Food/Eating Exhibition
Lexington Art League

Lexington, Kentucky
May 22-August 9, 2015

The Lexington Art League (LAL), a contemporary visual art center in Lexington, Kentucky, is seeking artwork submissions and project proposals that in some way address food and/or eating. We eat for a variety of reasons: pleasure, hunger, comfort, social ritual. Various food industry issues, from sustainable agriculture and organic farming to GMO’s and government nutrition regulation, have brought about political, ethical, and social debate. At the same time, hunger and obesity battle as epidemics in different parts of the world, serving to amplify the effect of global wealth inequality.

This exhibition aims to explore complex issues related to food and eating through social, emotional, ethical, religious, political, health, and other perspectives. Artists are encouraged to creatively interpret the theme and submit for consideration any work they think might be of interest.

Eligibility and Media
All artists, age 18 and older, are eligible to submit a proposal. All media and styles will be considered. Additional support may be available for installation, performance, or community projects.

Entry Fee and Procedure
There is no entry fee for this exhibition. April 8 is the postmark deadline. Review will be by digital files only. To submit by mail, send all materials to: Food Show, Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40505. To submit by email, send all materials as attachments with the subject line “food show” to All submitting artists will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of application.

All entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work.
3D work must not exceed 120 lbs. and 7’ x 7’ x 3’ per element.
2D works must be strongly framed, wired on the back for hanging, or otherwise prepared for installation.

Full Prospectus available on website:

Contact: Becky Alley,

Water Street Studios: Contemporary Portraits Show

Deadline: April 12, 2015 {ONLINE}

Contemporary Portraits
Water Street Studios

Batavia, IL
May 16, 2015 to June 27, 2015

About Water Street Studios

40 miles west of Chicago, Water Street Studios is a Nonprofit Arts Center, home to 2 galleries, 26 artist studios, 3 classrooms, access programs for ceramics, printmaking and welding, a visiting artist residency, and a thriving community of artists.

Contemporary Portraits Show:

Anne Harris, painter, professor at SAIC, and board vice president at Riverside Arts Center, will be jurying the group show, Contemporary Portraits. One work will be chosen to win $500. Portrait work in all media will be considered.

There is a $30 submission fee. The deadline for entries is April 12th, notice of acceptance will be given by April 22nd and work is to be dropped off May 3rd. The opening reception will be Saturday, May 16th; the show will run through June 27th and work is to be picked up June 28th.

Sales commissions are 70/30 to member artists, 60/40 to non-member artists. Visit Membership for additional information.

Complete details (including link to online entry form) available on website:

Water Street Studios
160 S. Water St.
Batavia, IL 60510

American Tapestry Alliance International Student Award

Deadline: April 15, 2015 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

ATA International Student Award
American Tapestry Alliance

2015 Season

The American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) was founded with the mission of supporting the development and increasing the awareness of hand woven tapestry. To this end, ATA has created the ATA International Student Award to encourage study in the field.

The Award

The ATA International Student Award will be presented annually to a student enrolled in a college fiber program. The fiber program may be located in any country. The award will consist of $750.00. In addition, the winner’s work will be featured in the ATA quarterly newsletter, Tapestry Topics. All applicants will receive a one year student membership in the American Tapestry Alliance.

Award Criteria

A panel of judges will evaluate the submissions on the basis of the following criteria: excellence in tapestry technique; an awareness of the textile ‘language;’ and creativity in imagery. For the purposes of this award, tapestry is defined as hand woven, weft faced fabric using discontinuous wefts. Students who work in both traditional and more experimental methods are encouraged to apply. Multimedia work will be considered as long as the primary medium is tapestry.

The deadline for submissions is 15 April of each calendar year. The winner will be notified in early May.

Visit website for complete prospectus:

Online Entry Form: ata-international-student-award-application-form


Fiber Art Now Magazine: Emerging Artist Submissions

Deadline: April 15, 2015 {EMAIL}

Emerging Artist Submissions
Fiber Art Now Magazine

Fiber Art Now, international quarterly print and digital magazine for contemporary fiber arts and textiles, announces a call for works of fiber art by STUDENTS currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs or RECENT GRADUATES of undergraduate/graduate programs.

This call for art has an open theme. You are strongly encouraged to select your very best work. Each submission should consist of up to 4 images.

Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in BFA/MFA programs in the United States and internationally and those who graduated from BFA/MFA programs no more than 2 years ago.

Our editorial team will review all submissions received and may select your image(s) to feature in the Summer 2015 issue. Your submission must include all of the following information (incomplete submissions or submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered). Please email your submission to

Complete entry details available on website:


Deadline: April 17, 2015 {ONLINE}

The 577 Foundation

Perrysburg, Ohio
June 6 - 7, 2015

fiber577 is an annual two-day art exhibit that highlights fine art from a wide variety of contemporary fiber artists. Now in its eighth year, the annual fiber577 art show is held on the beautiful grounds of The 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Our mission is to expose our local community to the most relevant regional artists who display exceptional creativity in the field of fiber and fiber-influenced mixed media, from the exquisitely crafted traditional to the groundbreaking experimental.

Participating artists will be eligible for several monetary awards, including Best of Show, 1st-3rd place, and People’s Choice. One artist will be selected as a Featured Artist and will be awarded a solo exhibit as part of the 2016 fiber577 show. Artists will again have the option to exhibit and sell their work at a post-show exhibit at the Angelwood Gallery in Grand Rapids, Ohio.


This show is juried and is open to all artists working in the fiber or fiber-influenced media.


* Artists may submit up to 3 pieces per $16 entry fee (non-refundable).
* Work must be original to the participating artist (no kits/patterns or work completed in workshops) and completed within the last 3 years. Work previously displayed at The 577 Foundation will not be accepted.
* We invite you to submit pieces that showcase innovative interpretations of fiber materials and/or techniques. Other media and disciplines can be used as long as fiber content is somehow integrated or a traditional fiber application is referenced.
* All wall pieces must be ready to hang and include all display hardware (ie appropriately sized slats/rods if needed). Sculptural/3D art will be displayed on available pedestals and tables at the committee’s discretion.

Download Prospectus:

Full details including link to online form available on website:

MoMA Holiday Card Program 2016

Deadline: April 17, 2015 {RECEIVE}

MoMA Holiday Card Program 2016
Museum of Modern Art

New York, New York
2016 Season

The Museum of Modern Art’s holiday card program began in 1954 with the introduction of holiday cards created by contemporary artists and designers whose work was represented in the Museum’s exhibitions or permanent collection.

Each year, MoMA selects artwork submitted by designers and artists whose designs reflect The Museum of Modern Art, modernism, and innovation in card design. Historically, MoMA has produced holiday cards celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and the general holiday season.

All proceeds from the sale of MoMA products are used to support The Museum of Modern Art and its programs.

Through a selection process involving members of the MoMA Retail group, submissions are selected for inclusion in the Museum’s newest holiday card line developed each calendar year.

What we seek in MoMA card designs:
-innovation in paper engineering
-new approaches to interactivity
-intelligence and sophistication
-the element of surprise
-cards that embrace the spirit of the holidays
-quality in design and production new ways of looking at imagery

All artwork must be submitted by April 17, 2015 for consideration in the 2016 card line.

Send entries to the following address:
Karen Hernandez
Product Manager, Art Reproductions
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

Questions regarding submissions should be directed to Karen Hernandez:

Complete details in posting at website:

Sebastopol Center for the Arts: Mainly Black and White Exhibition

Deadline: May 4, 2015 {ONLINE} or {HAND DELIVERY}

Mainly Black and White
Juried Exhibition
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Sebastopol, CA
June 19 - July 31, 2015

Call for artwork: Mainly black and white with tolerance for a minimal sidestep of color.
Color, if used, should enhance the black and white theme.
Open to all media: printing, photography, painting, film, sculpture, fiber arts, drawing, mime, performance, installation, ...

Non-refundable Entry Fees:
•SCA members; $15 per entry, or 3 entries for $35 (membership is $40 annually). // Non-members; $20 per entry, 3 entries for $50.

Awards: $200 Best of Show. $50 Coordinators’ Award. Merit Awards.

Eligibility: (truncated)
•Open to all artists.
•All work must be original (no copies or giclees of paintings, prints, collage, drawings - call SCA if in doubt)
•All work must NOT have been previously shown in the Gallery at SCA.
•Maximum of 3 entries per artist.
•Work can be wall-hung, free-standing, or pedestal mounted.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for more information including link to form for hand delivered work:

Apply Online:

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

Surface Design Association: Creative Promise Award for Student Excellence

Deadline: June 1, 2015 {EMAIL}

Creative Promise Award for Student Excellence
Surface Design Association

The Creative Promise Award for Student Excellence is given once a year by the Surface Design Association to recognize excellence in a body of work by two outstanding students, one undergraduate and one graduate. Each student is awarded $750, which may be applied to tuition, materials, equipment, educational travel, or any other expenses related to professional development. In addition, the winner’s work will be featured in a future issue of the Surface Design Journal.

The purpose of the award is to recognize the innovative work of surface design students.

The Creative Promise Award for Student Excellence is presented to two students, one undergraduate and one graduate, enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in the fiber field at the time of application (spring term). The students must be current SDA members.

The award is based on artistic and technical merit, quality of design, and professional presentation. Work must be professionally mounted, photographed and presented.
• All application materials will be retained and may be used at the discretion of SDA.
• Within one year of receiving the award, a written report on the use of the money is to be sent to the SDA Awards and Grant Administrator.
• Updated member profile, headshot and at least one image of his/her artwork should be loaded on the SDA website.

Application Process
Applicants must submit complete information via email to the SDA Grant and Award Administrator.

Download Guidelines for full submission details:


Questions should be directed to the SDA Award and Grant Administrator:

Sebastopol Center for the Arts: CHAIRS Exhibition

Deadline: June 29, 2015 {ONLINE} or {HAND DELIVERY}

Juried Exhibition
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Sebastopol, CA
August 7 - September 11, 2015

From stationary to interactive with variable form and scale, we call for “chairs”. Give your talent free rein to interpret, redefine, reiterate , or reconfigure the essence, functionality and artistic purpose of the chair. Open to all media.

Non-refundable Entry Fees:
•SCA members; $15 per entry, or 3 entries for $35 (membership is $40 annually). // Non-members; $20 per entry, 3 entries for $50.

Awards: $200 Best of Show. $50 Coordinators’ Award. Merit Awards.

Eligibility: (truncated)
•Open to all artists.
•All work must be original (no copies or giclees of paintings, prints, collage, drawings - call SCA if in doubt)
•All work must NOT have been previously shown in the Gallery at SCA.
•Maximum of 3 entries per artist.
•Work can be wall-hung, free-standing, or pedestal mounted.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for more information including link to form for hand delivered work:

Apply Online:

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


Deadline: June 30, 2015 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}


Atlanta, GA

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 (non-refundable): $35 US dollars to submit 3 images.

Awards Judge for 2015: Charles Long earned his BFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia while also participating in the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program that year, and later earned an MFA from Yale University in New Haven, CT.

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.

Complete Prospectus available on website:

Online Entry Form:
1820 Peachtree Street NW, #615
Atlanta, GA 30309

Craft Forms 2015

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

September 10, 2015 midnight EST
September 13, 2015 midnight EST [extended deadline]

Craft Forms 2015
Wayne Art Center

Wayne, PA
December 4, 2015 to January 30, 2016

The 21st international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.

Juror – Ronald T. Labaco, Museum of Arts and Design, NY, The Marcia Docter Curator

Requirements: (truncated)

1. Open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and/or mixed media crafts.

2. All work must have been completed within the past two years and may not have been previously exhibited at the Wayne Art Center.

3. Works submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2013. If the work was accepted into a previous Craft Forms exhibitions, this work CANNOT be re-submitted for this or future Craft Forms.

4. Work submitted must be innovative and original in design. Work derivative of other artists or work created in a workshop with the aid of an instructor is not acceptable.

5. Collaborative work is accepted. Please include all artists’ names on the on-line application.

6. Some size restrictions apply. Please contact WAC if you have an excessively large and/or complex installation.

7. Art work must be available for sale during the length of the exhibition.

Entry and Exhibition Fees:

The entry fee is $45 for up to two artworks. (Extended deadline is available from September 11 – 13, the fee will be $65.)

Artists are permitted to apply with a second application. The artist should use the same name and contact information. The second application would also consist of 2 artwork entries, with 3 images per piece. Another application fee of $45 or late fee of $65 would apply.

Online Entries accepted April 1, 2015 to September 10, 2015. Extended deadline is available from September 11 – 13, 2015.

View online prospectus:

Wayne Art Center Contacts:

Nancy Campbell, Executive Director
Karen Louise Fay, Director of Special Projects

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

Water Street Studios: Interface Guest Residency


Interface Guest Residency
Water Street Studios

Batavia, IL

Our Mission: Batavia Arts Artists Association at Water Street Studios was founded to advance art education and appreciation by developing the promotion of fine arts in Batavia and neighboring communities. As an integral part of our community, the Batavia Arts Association at Water Street Studios strives to create a personal and diverse venue for creativity, collaboration, expression and education.

Water Street Studios is home to 28 artist studios and a variety of access programs and tools for resident and non-resident artists.

Interface is a collaborative guest residency at Water Street. Pairs of artists, of any media, may apply together for space to create collaboratively, for up to two months. The space is at no cost to the artists. The work that comes from a year of these experiences will be on exhibit in the main gallery over the summer.

For more information, contact Jen Evans at

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Water Street Studios
160 S. Water St.
Batavia, IL 60510

American Tapestry Alliance Emerge: Membership Grants for New & Emerging Artists

Deadline: {ONGOING}

Emerge: Membership Grants for New & Emerging Artists
American Tapestry Alliance

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, ATA is now able to subsidize a limited number of memberships for new and emerging, young tapestry artists. Young is defined as no older than 40. Emerging artists are those who are in the early stage of their career, who have garnered some achievements, but not an extensive record of accomplishments.

Interested artists may apply for a one-year membership at the Studio Circle Level. Award recipients may apply for a second year of membership. In exchange for the membership, recipients must spend at least 20 hours volunteering for ATA over the course of their membership year.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Submit your application online, or mail a universal CD containing:
A short biography including name, contact information and how you came to discover tapestry.
A statement indicating why you are a good candidate to receive a complimentary ATA membership
Optional: Digital images of tapestries that you have woven, along with their title, dimensions and materials.

View complete details on website:

Online Application Form: