Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Stretched Threads - April 7-30, 2007

Overview: This is an international exhibition of fiber artists who have stretched the threads beyond all expectations. From weavers to welders and quilters to painters, the field of fiber is being bent, folded, and manipulated into structures from wall hangings to 3-D structures, using materials as varied as dog hair, wire, plastic bags, computer circuitry and motion detectors as well as the more commonly used fibers such as cotton and wool. It's a brave new world for the fiber artist who can attain the stars by constructing a bridge out of anything within reach.


Open Call for Fiber Artists

Atlantic Center for the Arts invites international fiber artists to submit portfolios for the juried review for the Stretched Threads exhibit at Harris House Gallery, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, from April 7 through April 30, 2007.

The call is for fiber artists who have stretched the threads of their imaginations and their media to produce innovative art.

This will be an international group exhibition. There are no restrictions on size, media or subject.


  • $20 entry fee with limit of three artworks
  • Two professional slides or digital images (300 dpi, 4"x6" jpeg images) for each entry (full view and detail). If 3-D work requires more views, please label the works view1, view2, view3. Slides must list artist, title, size, front & top. Jpegs should be labeled: lastname_title, size, view.
  • Artist's statement about the work
  • SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) for notification and return of slides

    Send submissions to:
    Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House
    Stretched Threads
    214 S. Riverside Drive
    New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

    Deadline: Items must be postmarked on or before February 5, 2007.

If you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House at (386) 423-1753 or email Mary McBride .

Inside SAM's Place 2007

Deadline: February 9, 2007


Craftsouth is currently seeking expressions of interest from craft, design and visual artists who would like to undertake research and develop work for display in the South Australian Museum between March and September 2007.

Inside SAM's Place 2007 is a collaborative project between Craftsouth and the South Australian Museum (SAM) which follows on from highly successful programs held at the Museum between 2002 and 2006. The project allows for new ways of interpreting the SA Museum's collections whilst promoting public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of South Australian craft, design and visual art.

Three artists / artist teams will be selected to be a part of Inside SAM's Place 2007. Each will receive a $2,000 (ex GST) fee to enable them to:

  • undertake 6 weeks research of the SA Museum's collections and processes;
  • develop work for display inside the SA Musuem;
  • deliver education activities to school children and the public.

    If you would like to be a part of Inside SAM's Place 2007, please complete the Application Form and respond to the Artist Brief:

    Inside SAM's Place 2007 Application Form (pdf)

    Inside SAM's Place 2007 Artist Brief (pdf)

    (Please Note: If you are unable to view these forms you will need to install the free Abode Acrobat Reader - which can be downloaded from www.adobe.com )

    APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5pm, Friday February 9, 2007


    Sunday, December 03, 2006

    18th Annual Quilt/Surface Design
    Symposium 2007

    Description........ 33 classes offered in Beginning to Advanced Master Classes in varied subjects such as Abstract and General Design, Color Theory, Surface Design with techniques such as Fabric Dyeing, Silk Painting, Resists, Portraiture, Collage and Painting on Canvas, Screen Printing, Developing Personal Imagery and more. Vendors' Mall included on the premises selling hand-dyed fabric, beads and jewelry, imported and ethnic fabrics, art books, yarns and embellishments.

    Dates........ June 9 - June 22, 2007

    Location........ University Plaza Conference Center
    3110 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43202

    Information........ For further information and online registration, please visit our web site: www.qsds.com
    Or for brochure, send $1.00 and large S.A.S.E. to :

    113 W Columbus Street
    Pickerington, Ohio 43147
    (614) 837-7379 phone/fax


    464 Vermont Place
    Columbus, Ohio 43201
    (614) 297-1585 phone/fax


    DEADLINE: December 15, 2006

    Conceived as a way to help young and promising designers with prototypes hook up with the ICFF's manufacturer attendees as well as the always news-hungry media, ICFF Studio makes the ICFF a truly practical venue for emerging talents.

    GLM and Bernhardt Design announce a call for entries – deadline December 15, 2006. ICFF Studio invites submissions from designers working on any and all the product categories exhibited at the ICFF: furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath. Selected designers win a spot to display their prototypes at ICFF Studio, a group area with individual booths on the exhibition floor.

    Winners will be announced January 15, 2007.

    Download the Prospectus

    Sunday, November 26, 2006

    Annual Juried Exhibition - Works on Paper

    Deadline: December 15, 2006

    Exhibition dates: Jan 31, 2007 - Feb 25, 2007
    Reception date(s): First Friday, February 2, 2007

    The ’Works on Paper’ Exhbition is open to all works of art created of and on paper - collage, drawing, printmaking, painting, etc. Artists are invited to submit a maximum of three works that have been created within the past three years. Please download the prospectus for further description and details.

    Click here to download prospectus.

    Additional details: http://www.musegalleryphiladelphia.com/news.php

    8th Annual Shippensburg University National Exhibition

    Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2007

    All artists residing in the Continental USA.

    Submissions must be by slide or digital print and must be received by February 1, 2007, by 4 PM. Late submissions will not be considered. Each artist may enter three works for consideration. Work must be original and available for exhibition if selected (no substitutions). Work must have been executed within two years of submission.

    3-D Work
    May submit second view: mark 1a/1b, 2a/2b, 3a/3b.

    Diptych & Triptych
    Must be documented with a slide or digital print showing the entire piece as well as for each panel.

    Size/Weight Limitations
    All work should be self-contained, requiring no additional wall construction or room darkening. Work must pass through 72”x72” doors. 3-D work cannot exceed 200 lbs.

    All work must be suitably protected and ready for exhibition.

    All shipped works must be packaged in reusable containers. Artists should adequately insure their work when shipped. The Kauffman Gallery will assume return shipping costs.

    Entry regulations
    Work must be produced within the last two years. Slides/digital prints of accepted work will be retained by the gallery as a permanent record of the exhibition. Entry form may be duplicated.

    Kauffman Gallery and SU reserves the right to photograph works for publicity purposes.

    Processing Fee
    A non-refundable check or money order is to be made payable to “Shippensburg University” in the amount of $25.

    Send entry materials to:
    SU National Exhibition
    Kauffman Gallery
    Huber Art Center
    Shippensburg University
    1871 Old Main Drive
    Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299

    Wednesday, November 08, 2006

    VMRC Juried Multimedia Art Exhibition

    Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2007


    Cole H. Welter, MFA, PhD, Professor of Art and Art History, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, painting specialist.

    Barbara P. Fast, MFA, Professor of Art, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, mixed media specialist.

    Chad C. Curtis, MFA, Assistant Professor of Art, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, ceramics specialist.


    Open to all artists residing in the U.S. Entries must be original work recently executed (2005–2007) and not previously shown in the Park Gables Gallery. Submitted work must be available May 31–July 1, 2007.

    Over $5,000 in Awards

    $1,000 Best in Show
    $2,000 Four $500 Awards for Excellence
    $500 Five $100 Awards for Honorable Mention
    $500 Residents' Choice Award
    5 Purchase Awards (full price of work selected)

    Entry Fee

    A non-refundable fee of $30 for one to three entries.


    Work in any media except photography and jewelry may be submitted.

    For more information: http://www.vmrc.org


    National 2007

    Deadline: February 5, 2007 (Postmark)

    National 2007 is a national juried art competition and exhibition established by the Memphis/Germantown Art League (MGAL) in 1995 to showcase outstanding visual art. This year's theme is "Celebrating Architecture with Art" to commemorate the 150the anniversary of the Architect Institute of America. The competition is open to both professional and amateur artists who work in 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional art media.

    Artists must be at least 18 years old to enter.


    MGAL National Exhibition 2007 will be selected from 35mm color slides only, no digital entries are allowed. Slides will be assumed to represent accurately the artwork entered.


    Works relating to architecture and the elements of architecture—exterior, interior, landscape, garden, commercial, residential or material used in structure or design to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Architect Institute of America (AIA) in fine art media, 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional, completed within the last two years are eligible. Work must be original art.


    2-dimentsional artwork may not exceed 4 feet by 4 feet or weight more than 25 lbs. 3-dimensional artwork may not exceed 75 lbs. in weight.

    For more information: www.mgal.org

    Tuesday, November 07, 2006

    Holiday in

    DEADLINE: 5pm, 20 December 2006
    Applications postmarked up to 19 December will be accepted.

    Now-January 2007

    Artists from France, Lithuania, and the UK are invited to propose a three-month trip touring one of the participating countries other than their own, using the host organisation as a studio base while 'touring' the country. Please note that artists visiting Lithuania can include countries in the surrounding area such as Latvia, Estonia and neighbouring Poland, Belarus and Kaliningrad, in their area of research. The deadline for this is 20 December 2006. The host organisations will then offer a 'tour package' that facilitates the project. This 'package' includes: all travel costs, support for production, a studio, sustenance fees, an exhibition in each partner's country, and a publication.

    March-May 2007

    Six travel projects, two in each country, will be completed in total. Between April and July 2007 the artists will conduct their research and travel, working in liaison with their host venues. They will complete a weblog with images and texts about their experiences, forging a contact with the other travelling artists and creating a critical dialogue as the project unfolds.

    June-August 2007

    Artists will prepare and finalise work for three exhibitions, each taking place two weeks apart at the different host venues. Artists will be supported in the production of work for three different exhibitions (one in each venue), scheduled to open in September 2007. The three exhibitions will be conceived as part of a critical whole formed by

    Holiday in and will feature works by all participating artists; however, each exhibition will also function individually, providing a different facet of the entire project. For the opening of the first exhibition, a publication in the three languages will be produced, drawing from the discussions in the weblogs, and including images of works in progress and critical texts.

    The exhibitions will be accompanied by a series of lectures given by the participating artists and invited speakers, allowing them to recount their journeys and discuss their experiences.


    20 December 2006 – deadline for applications
    mid January 2007 – Selection committee meets
    end January 2007 – announcement of selection : 2 artists from UK, 2 artists
    from France, 2 artists from Lithuania
    early March 2007 – beginning of residency period in all three countries
    end May 2007 – end of residency period
    September- October 2007 – exhibitions open, catalogue published

    About the tour package

    The remit for Holiday in proposals is very broad. Projects can react to and/or work with specific communities, locations/contexts, cultural practices, visual resources, the act of journeying, or almost any other project for which, conceptually or practically, travel to a specific location and the status of being a 'visiting artist' is essential. This can be explored as an explicit aim/subject of the work, or simply be acknowledged as a genuine factor within the project's methodology. Applications should demonstrate a clear interest in the specific country/location.

    Other than these provisos there is no prescribed theme or subject matter for the projects. You are invited to use Holiday in to whet your curiosity and satiate your wanderlust. A diverse range of approaches and subject matters is encouraged. Artists may propose something entirely new to their practice, or may continue some existing aspect that informs their ongoing work. The projects and their resulting work must, however, be able to exist as independent works or projects for exhibition purposes.

    Projects may be open-ended and process-based if necessary, and more structured projects should be flexible enough for your host to create a 'tour package' from.

    Applying artists must also bear in mind the constraints of the budget when devising their projects. Projects that make use of links and collaborations between the visiting artist and diverse organisations/groups/ institutions in the host country are welcomed, provided these links can be effectively made. Artists may also apply as groups of more than one visiting artist working collaboratively, but budget constraints must be taken into consideration. Equally, the artist can work individually.


    Each successful artist will be allocated a project (production and travel). Applying artists should take this limit into consideration when devising their projects and propose a simple budget outline. Finalised budgets will be discussed after the selection.

    About the selection committee

    The selection committee will be made up of representatives from each host organisation. The committee will meet in London mid-January 2007 to select the six participants. All decisions will be made collectively. Artists will be informed of the decisions of the committee in January 2007. The committee's decisions are final and non-negotiable.

    • Applying artists must be based permanently in Lithuania, UK, or France.

    • Artists may not apply within their own country.

    • Applying artists must have graduated from an art practice bachelor's degree or international equivalent, or have an established practice of three years, by December 2006.

    • The ability to speak the language of the country you wish to visit is advantageous but is not a condition of eligibility and will not be given precedence within the selection procedure. In all cases knowledge of English is useful.

    How to apply

    There is no application fee. If possible, please complete your application in English. If not, please complete it in any of the languages of the participating countries.

    All applications must include the following materials:

    • A completed application form

    • A current CV

    • A supporting statement about your practice, maximum 350 words.

    • Up to 10 images and/or 3 video clips of previous works. Video clips must be no longer than 2 minutes each. Images must be provided digitally as jpgs. All images and videos must be clearly labeled with title, year, and medium.

    • A description of the proposed project, maximum 1 page. This must include the following information:
      - What field of interest the project responds to.
      - A broad outline/schedule of the plan of activity (travel and activity plans).
      - An indication of possible or planned artistic outcomes resulting from this activity.

    • A proposed budget outline.

    n.b. none of the information provided by the artist will be considered final; it serves only to allow the committee to understand how the project might be conducted, how it relates to the artist's practice, and to consider whether the proposed project can be fulfilled within the budget and institutional capabilities.

    Holiday in
    155 Vauxhall Street
    London SE11 5RH
    United Kingdom

    Prospectus (in English): http://www.holidayin.info/lepdf_britain_en.pdf
    Visit the website:

    Monday, November 06, 2006

    Black USA 2007

    Deadline: December 15, 2006

    A call for entries for an art exhibition celebrating past, present and future Black life in the USA. Commemorating Black History Month, New Orleans Mardi Gras and life in general. All artists working in all media are invited to apply. $35.00 fee for 3 images.

    Exhibition Dates: January 17, 2007 until March 10, 2007

    Request a Prospectus

    Gloria Kennedy Gallery
    111 Front Street Gallery
    222 DUMBO
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    718 858 5254

    Func Art

    Deadline: November 10, 2006

    A call for entries for an exhibition of functional art to use or wear. Artists working in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, paper, wood and straw are invited to apply. $35.00 fee for 3 images.

    Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2006 until January 13, 2007

    Request a Prospectus: http://www.gkgart.com/pages/request.html

    Gloria Kennedy Gallery
    111 Front Street Gallery
    222 DUMBO
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    JMS Gallery Seeks Submissions

    Deadline: Open

    JMS Gallery in Philadelphia is seeking submissions for exhibitions in 2007. JMS features rotating exhibitions of work by artists working in diverse styles ranging from abstraction to landscape and figurative works in painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper by emerging and established artists nationwide.

    Submission requirements:

    • 10 - 20 slides or a CD of recent work - numbered and labeled with artist's name and title (if submitting a CD, images can be no larger than 1mb);
    • Corresponding numbered check list of works; including title, date, materials, and dimensions;
    • Current resume; artist statement (optional, but encouraged);
    • SASE for return of materials

    Send to:

    JMS Gallery
    8236 Germantown Avenue
    Chestnut Hill, PA 19118
    phone: (215) 248-4649
    fax: (215) 248-4670

    Visit website: www.jmsgallery.com

    Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
    Solo Exhibitions 2008 – 2009

    DEADLINE: January 15, 2007 (Postmark)

    The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts is currently seeking artists to fill its 2008-2009 Exhibition Schedule. Artists living in the Mid Atlantic region (PA, OH, MD, NY, NJ, VA, DE, WVA and Washington DC) over 21 years of age are invited to apply.

    For consideration, mail submission materials to:
    Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
    124 East Leasure Avenue
    New Castle, PA 16101

    Application Guidelines:

    1. Resume/CV including contact information: name, address, phone, and email.

    2. Artists Statement clearly defining intent of the body of work submitted.

    3. 10 to 15 numbered slides or digital images on CD (jpeg @ 500kb max) including name, title, medium, dimensions and year completed. (All work must in the last 3 years)

    4. Corresponding slide/digital image list.

    5. Self addressed, stamped envelope for return of materials.

    6. Review fee of $25.00

    Download the Prospectus: http://www.hoytartcenter.org/pdf/call4artists.pdf

    Visit website: http://www.hoytartcenter.org

    21st Annual International Juried Show

    DEADLINE: December 2, 2006

    The 21st Annual International Juried Show is being presented at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, February 9 to March 30, 2007. This critically acclaimed show is open to artists with eligible work in all media from United States and around the globe.

    Laura Hoptman is the Senior Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.

    Cash awards totaling $1,800 will be presented at the exhibition's Opening Reception.

    Best in Show - $1,000
    (3) Merit Awards - $200 each
    Watercolor Award - $100
    Photography Award - $100

    Eligible Work
    The exhibition is open to artists in all media from across the country and abroad. Each artist may enter NO MORE than two recent pieces for consideration. One 35mm slide must be submitted for EACH work.

    Accepted works cannot be substituted and are committed for the duration of the exhibit. No artwork shall be returned after the installation until the final exhibition date; and artwork will only be returned to the original location and lender or his/her authorized agent on the date(s) stated herein.

    Jurying Process
    Preliminary screening will be made from slides. Final selection for exhibition and awards will be made from actual work of art requested by the juror. Accepted artists will be notified by telephone. No work requested by the judge for second jurying will be accepted by mail unless return postage and insurance is guaranteed.

    12/02/06 Slides must be received at the Art Center
    12/12/06 Preliminary selection by juror from slides
    12/14/06 - 12/21/06 Accepted artists will be notified by phone during this week. Notification ONLY to those accepted for the first round of jurying.

    For further information, email contact or call (908) 273-9121 x 46

    In order for your application to be complete please include the following:

    - $35 Entry Fee: Make checks payable to Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
    - 2 Slides - Properly Labeled - non-refundable
    - Completed Entry form(Typed or Printed Clearly)

    Download Prospectus

    Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
    68 Elm St
    Summit NJ 07901
    Attn: Juried Show

    10th Annual International Exhibition

    DEADLINE: February 1, 2007

    The International Society of Acrylic Painters announces a call to artists for the 10th Annual International Exhibition. The exhibit will be held May 5 - June 16, 2007 at the San Luis Obispo Art Center (San Luis Obispo, CA) .


    Any artist 18 years or older, using acrylic media,submitting original artwork that has been painted within the last three years. Artists juried into the exhibition must exhibit the accepted painting. A painting need only be 80% acrylic on ANY surface. Maximum size 24" x 30". Minimum size 9" x 12".

    Awards: $1,000 cash; at least five $1,000 manufacturer merchandise awards.

    Juror: Michiel Daniel, Professor of Art, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA.


    $15 for up to two slides for ISAP members who have paid dues for 2007.
    $15 for up to two slides plus $45 membership or renewal for 2007 ISAP. Separate checks must be sent for entry and membership.

    For an entry form and prospectus visit http://www.isap-usa.com/prospectus.htm or send SASE to: ISAP -USA, 1451 Paseo Ladera Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420.

    Questions? Please contact Kate Burridge at burrbeck@aol.com or call 805-489-9649.

    44th Annual Regional Juried Art Show

    Deadline: January 27, 2007 (RECEIVE)

    The Fairfield Visual Arts Association announces a call to artists for the 44th Annual Regional Juried Art Show, held January 31 - February 25, 2007 at the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts in Fairfield, California.

    Up to $4000 in awards.

    Jurors: Mark Eanes; Mary Ann Merker; Louise Siddons.

    $15 per work non-member; $10 per work FVAA member.

    Juried Show entry information (pdf)
    Info and Entry

    Visit the website for addtional details: http://www.fairfieldvisualarts.org/Juried_show.htm

    Questions? Contact Chris Meade at musicartvines@cs.com or call 707-428-0400.

    Fairfield Center for Creative Arts
    1035 W. Texas St
    Fairfield, CA 94533
    (707) 428-0400 for information/reservations

    12 12 Gallery Call for Exhibition Proposals

    Deadline: April 6, 2007 (Postmark)

    12 12 Gallery announces a call for exhibition proposals for the 2007 - 2008 season. Work may be exhibited in Gallery East, Gallery Centre, Gallery West, any combination, or all three of these Gallery Spaces. Exhibition schedule and availability will dictate extent of exhibition. Proposals for exhibition should follow 12 12 Gallery Exhibition Proposal Guidelines, that may be accessed by following the link below.

    Exhibition Proposal Guidelines - PDF - 72 KB

    Manchester National Juried Fine Art Exhibition

    Deadline: January 5, 2007 (Postmark)

    The "Manchester National Juried Fine Art Exhibition" is a fine art exhibition that features 2-D and 3-D artwork where all media will be considered, including photography. Exhibition juror Jefferson C. Harrison, Ph.D., is Chief Curator, Curator of European Art. and Acting Curator of American and Contemporary Art for the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. Artists, age 18+, are invited to submit 1-5 slides or digital images for $30 per medium, postmarked by Friday, January 5, 2007, to be considered to participate in the exhibition. Up to $1000.00 in cash prizes will be awarded. A 30% commission will be taken on all works sold during the exhibition.

    "Manchester National Juried Fine Art Exhibition" Prospectus:
    Printable Prospectus - PDF - 122 KB

    Art Interview
    7th Int'l Online Artist Competition

    DEADLINE: December 31, 2006

    The Art Interview - 7th International Online Artist Competition is a quarterly, international, juried exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures in any medium. It is open to all living artists worldwide aged 16 and up. A European gallery exhibition and a total of 17,000 euros in cash may be awarded each quarter to the first, second and third place winners. First place winners receive up to 10,000 euros plus a featured interview in Art Interview Online Magazine.

    The competition is run completely over the Internet, which eliminates the need for you to send slides or arrange for physical transportation of your artworks. Gain international recognition for your artwork and be interviewed along with the world's top artists, curators and gallery owners in Art Interview Online Magazine.

    Read more information on the competition and how to enter it!

    The Nancie Mattice Award
    for Emerging Artists 2007

    DEADLINE: December 31, 2006 (Postmark)

    The Nancie Mattice Award for Emerging Artists 2007 is a juried competition sponsored by Dangenart Gallery. This first annual competition is devoted to discovery and introduction of new emerging artists to be included in a group exhibition. Works selected are solely based on their merit and originality, NOT the artists' experiences and credentials. This event will be open to all artists working in any media. Details of this competition and awards are listed as follows.


    • Cash Award
      $500 grand prize cash award will be presented to one artist
    • Exhibition Awards
      Group exhibition of the artist winners Feb 27 – Mar 17, 2007
      6 or more artists will be selected.
    • Gallery Representation and Promotion Awards
      All winners are offered a free six-month representation period by Dangenart Gallery. Services include:
      a. Internet Promotion: Winners will be featured for six months on the Dangenart Gallery web site, exposing the artist's work to all interested Internet viewers.
      b. Internet marketing campaign to various international contemporary art galleries and to the private Dangenart Gallery art buyers list.
      c. Monthly art reception hosted by Dangenart.


    The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art are eligible, except video art. Not-for-Sale work is acceptable. Winners must be willing to bear the shipping cost to and from the gallery on time for the exhibit. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to qualify.


    Please do NOT send originals. Representation of images can be 35mm slides, prints up to 8.5" x 11" in size, or digital image files. Prints may be any format. Photographic, laser, ink jet are all acceptable.

    • Digital Specifications: Digital image files may be submitted on a PC platform CD, or DVD. TIF or JPG format is also acceptable. Keep files to a maximum of 15MB please.
    • Email submission: Email submission is accepted.


    There is a $30 entry fee (not refundable) for up to four slides, prints or digital image files; $5 for each additional.


    Artists will be notified of acceptance by January 20, 2007 . Notification will be made solely by email.


    There will be a 30% commission on any sales made during the exhibition or off the web site during the six-month representation period. Sales generated by email or publication of the artists work in any catalog or magazine provided by Dangenart during the promotion, will be subject to the commission.

    Visit website for full prospectus and application: http://www.dangenart.com/infoforartistsmatticeaward.htm

    Sunday, October 22, 2006

    Rome Prize 2007

    Multiple Deadlines and Application Fees:

    � Applications postmarked on or before November 1, 2006 require a $25 application fee.

    � Applications postmarked from Nov 2 through Nov 15 require a $50 application fee.

    Applications postmarked after Nov 15 will not be accepted.

    � Applicants applying in more than one field, whose application is postmarked on or before Nov 1, must submit a $40 application fee.

    � Applicants applying in more than one field, whose application is postmarked from Nov 2 through Nov 15, must submit a $75 application fee.

    The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition. One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years.

    Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy's eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, a study or studio, and a stipend. Stipends for six-month fellowships are $11,000 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $22,000.

    Fellowships are awarded in the following fields: Architecture; Design; Historic Preservation and Conservation; Landscape Architecture; Musical Composition; Visual Arts; Ancient Studies; Medieval Studies; Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; and Modern Italian Studies.

    For further information or to download guidelines and application, visit the Academy's website at
    www.aarome.org or contact us at (212) 751-7200 x47 or info@aarome.org.

    2007 Art Kudos International Juried Competition

    Deadline: June 25, 2007

    The Art Kudos competition is an annual international juried exhibition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. Artists who are selected as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in an online-only exhibition (www.artkudos.com) and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work. A total of $3,000 will be awarded in the 2007 Art Kudos competition. Artists working in all media are eligible to enter.

    Each year a distinguished art professional is chosen to serve as juror of awards. We are very pleased to have Peter Trippi, editor of Fine Art Connoisseur serving as juror of awards for the upcoming 2007 exhibition.

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

    $30 for 3 images (slides, photos, JPEGs, or TIFFs).

    Prospectus and entry form: www.artshow.com/artKudos

    621 Gallery Call for Proposals

    Deadline: December 1, 2006

    621 Gallery is currently seeking proposals for the 07/08 season. We are open to professional artists nation-wide. All media, cutting edge contemporary themes preferred. Main gallery space is 77'x30' with 12' walls, 24' vaulted ceiling, additional 32'x16' space. No fees, no limitations.
    40% commission on sales. A new 3 person exhibition each month with solos in the smaller space.

    Please send application to:

    Chris Hampton
    621 Gallery
    621 Industrial Drive
    Tallahassee, FL 32310

    For more information call (850) 224-6163 or visit our website at www.621gallery.com.

    Visiting Artist Residency

    Deadline: January 4, 2007

    We have immediate openings in our 2006-8 schedule of artist residencies. Artists are provided with an apt, access to art dept studios(email for specifics), and fitness center.

    Artists interested contact:
    Nita Kehoe-Gadway
    Head of Art
    Central Wyoming College
    Riverton, WY

    Bloomsburg University
    Exhibition Opportunities

    Deadline: December 1, 2006

    Haas Gallery of Art at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA, is currently accepting submissions for the Fall 2007-08 exhibitions season. All media will be considered.

    Please submit written proposal, resume, artists statement, 20 images in slide/CD (Mac), image list and S.A.S.E. (for return of materials) to:

    Lee S. Millard
    Department of Art and Art History
    Bloomsburg University
    400 E. Second Street
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815

    Seeking submissions from Artists,
    Curators or Public Art Projects

    Deadline: December 29, 2006

    Boots Contemporary Art Space is an artist run space. Our mission is to provide emerging to mid-career artists and curators, local, national, and international, with an art lab that will support them in creating and showcasing new work. We are in the process of planning a wide-range of programs and exhibitions that will stimulate a creative dialogue between the Saint Louis art community and the contemporary art world.

    Guidelines for Artists - http://www.bootsart.com/html/bootsgallerysubmit.html

    Boots Contemporary Art Space reviews slides, videotapes and DVDs for artists wishing to have their work considered for future exhibition

    Guidelines for Curators or Public Art Projects -

    Boots Contemporary Art Space reviews proposals for Curators, Art Collectives or Public art project wishing to have their work considered for future exhibitions.

    For more Information and questions visit www.bootsart.com or contact boots@bootsart.com

    9 x 12 Works on Paper Show

    Deadline: November 15, 2006 (postmark)


    Open to all artists. Seeking original artworks (max 5) any media on paper (any size, but must fit in 9"x12" envelope, although folded or 3-D elements okay) for show, Dec 8-30, 2006. Reception Dec 8, 6-9 PM. All artwork will be for sale for $100, and artist receives 80%. Entry fee: $5 ea.

    Please send works marked on the back with name, address, title, date of work and medium, Check or money order and SASE (must match info on artwork) for returns, to:

    9 x 12
    Fort Worth Community Arts Ctr
    1300 Gendy
    Fort Worth TX 76107

    All work will be shown; no jury.

    For questions contact:


    City of Las Vegas Issues
    Call for Exhibition Proposals

    Deadline: January 15, 2007

    The city of Las Vegas invites artists to submit proposals for individual/group exhibits for its 2007/08 season. Proposals will be reviewed for 2 galleries:

    • Charleston Heights Arts Ctr. at 800 S. Brush St.

    • Reed Whipple Cultural Ctr. at 821 Las Vegas Blvd. N.

    To download images of galleries go to http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/files/GalleryFloorplans.pdf.

    Artists/curators must submit an exhibition outline with 15-20 supporting images (slides or jpegs on CD), image I.D. list, artist statement(s), resume(s) and SASE for material return. Optional materials may include color prints, exhibit cards & press clippings. All visual art suitable for gallery installation lasting 10-12 weeks will be considered.

    Submissions must be received by 1/15/07. Applicants notified regarding their proposal via mail by 5/1/07.

    Send submissions to Jeanne Voltura, Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., Las Vegas, NV 89107. Call (702) 229-4674 or e-mail jvoltura@lasvegasnevada.gov for information.

    Essence of Asia: Eastern Influence on Western Art - call for international artists

    Deadline: February 9, 2007

    Reflect-arts, Inc. at the Asian Cultural Center in New York City invites you to submit to Essence of Asia: Eastern Influence on Western Art ~ an exhibit of international artists

    Essence of Asia: Eastern Influence on Western Art will be an exhibition of 2 and 3 dimensional art works in all mediums, the theme encourages the artist to interpret notions of Asian traditions, craft, spirituality, culture etc. with their personal imagination and craft. The exhibit is open to international artists.

    The exhibit will run from March 31-April 15, 2007 at the Asian Fusion Gallery at the Asian Cultural Center located mid-town Manhattan. Please go to www.reflect-arts.com to download prospectus or e-mail info@reflect-arts.com

    Postcards from the Edge donation

    Deadline: November 10, 2006

    Visual AIDS invites artists to participate in our ninth annual Postcards From the Edge benefit. We are looking for artists to donate a 4"x6" original work on paper for the exhibition and sale. Painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and mixed media are all welcome.

    Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
    December 1-3, 2006

    To participate, download Submission Forms at http://thebody.com/visualaids/current/postcards2006_artists.html

    Postcards From the Edge is a show and sale of original, postcard-size artworks on paper by established and emerging artists. All artworks are $75 and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so that the artists' signatures cannot be seen until purchased. Proceeds benefit Visual AIDS. For more info visit www.visualAIDS.org

    The Print Center 81st Annual
    International Competition:

    Deadline: December 1, 2006

    The Print Center 81st Annual International Competition: Printmaking

    The competition is open to all artists. All forms and variations of printmaking are acceptable including digital art, mixed-media and books. The size of work may not exceed 60 inches in height or width. Work submitted must have been completed between 2005-2006 and cannot have been exhibited within 50 miles of Philadelphia. Work shown in prior exhibitions at The Print Center will not be accepted.

    Juror: Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Go to www.printcenter.org for the official prospectus and contact info@printcenter.org for questions.

    TEXAS NATIONAL 2007 Juried Exhibition

    Deadline: January 26, 2007

    TEXAS NATIONAL 2007, April 14-May 20, 2007 hosted by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art.

    Now in its 13th year, this annual juried exhibition welcomes submissions in all media (except film, video, and performance) from artists working in the United States.

    Jurors are MANUAL (Bloom/Hill).

    Awards: 1st - $3,000; 2nd - $1,000; 3rd - $500
    Honorable Mentions.

    All exhibiting artists receive 3 catalogues.

    Two-dimensional works cannot exceed 46" in width or height (including frame).
    Three-dimensional works cannot exceed 60" in height (including pedestal), 24" in width and 24" in depth.
    Weight limit (including packaging) is 50 lbs.

    Slides and digital images will be accepted.
    Entry fee is $25 for up to 3 slides.

    For prospectus and entry form, contact:

    Shannon Bailey
    P.O. Box 13041, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3041
    (936) 468-1131

    Art Against AIDS

    Deadline: January 8, 2007

    Call for Fine Art Donations for Art Against AIDS

    This year, the annual auction will include a month-long preview exhibition at the highly visible Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. All submitted work, will be juried for inclusion in the Preview Exhibition. This heavily promoted exhibition will take place from January 15 through February 14 with a catered reception on Friday, January 26 from 5:30-8pm [open to the public]. All proceeds from the sale of artwork will go directly to support Heartland Alliance's extensive network of supportive HIV/AIDS services.

    Forward inquiries and finished artwork to: Rachael Carbone, Director of Corporate, Foundation & Organizational Giving at 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1818. Chicago, IL 60604

    Rachael may be contacted at (312) 660-1320 or via email at rcarbone@heartlandalliance.org

    Curatorial Proposals for 2008 and 2009 Conferences

    CAA invites curators to submit proposals for exhibitions whose openings will coincide with the Annual Conference. The upcoming conferences are:

    • Dallas, Texas, February 20 - 23, 2008. Deadline extended: October 31, 2006
    • Los Angeles, California, February 25 - 28, 2009. Deadline: September 1, 2007

    There are no limitations on the theme or media of work to be included in the exhibition, except that it must be a group show of contemporary art. CAA�s Exhibitions Committee reviews and judges proposals based on merit. CAA provides support for the exhibition with a grant of up to $10,000. An additional grant of $5,000 is available for an exhibition catalogue to be printed in sufficient numbers for distribution to all Annual Conference attendees.

    Proposals must be submitted by e-mail and should include the following information:

    • Name(s) of curator(s) or organizer(s), affiliation(s), and c.v.(s)
    • A brief statement of no more than 250 words describing the exhibition's theme and explaining any special or timely significance
    • Identification of the designated venue, including a brief description of the exhibition space, its staffing and security features, and the approval for this exhibition by the venue's appropriate officer or authority
    • A detailed exhibition budget for expenses and income, showing other anticipated sources of funding or in-kind support

    Please send your proposal by e-mail to elemakis@collegeart.org. Written inquiries may be addressed to: Emmanuel Lemakis, Director of Programs, Re: Exhibitions Committee, CAA, 275 Seventh Ave., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

    Call for Entries: Sustainability Issue

    Deadline: June 1, 2007

    With the launch of his new film and book An Inconvenient Truth, the 45th Vice President of the United States, Al Gore has managed to push urgent issues surrounding the effects of global warming into the popular realm. If radical changes in the interaction between humans and the environment are not made, then the problems associated with over-population, aggressive agricultural practices, the proliferation of pollutants, ozone depleting gases, and the melting of ice caps will drastically affect our ability to reside on earth.

    This issue of Drain is interested in the role culture plays at this critical time. How can designers, artists and theorists make a positive contribution in redefining the way we relate to the earth? How might cultural practices participate in the social capital necessary in forging a new vision not just for human beings but life on the whole?

    Abstracts due June 1, 2007
    Completed papers due September 1, 2007

    Contact: Adrian Parr, adrian@drainmag.com

    Call for Exhibition Proposals

    Deadline: May 6, 2007

    The University Center Rochester Art Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the 2007-08 season. There are also lecture opportunities. Small stipend available. All media will be considered.

    Please submit a written proposal, resume, artist statement, 20 images in slide/CD (Mac), image list, and S.A.S.E. to:

    Simon Huelsbeck
    University Center Rochester
    851 30th Ave SE
    Rochester MN 55904

    Please email inquiries to simon.huelsbeck@roch.edu

    Access: A Feminist Perspective

    Deadline: November 17, 2006

    Access: A Feminist Perspective
    January 18, 2006 to February 3, 2007

    Rhonda Schaller Studio in New York announces a call for artists as part of the celebration of women's contributions to art and the Feminist Art Movement. The Rhonda Schaller Studio will curate the national juried exhibition open to works in all media. Entries will be selected by the Gallery Directors.

    The winners will participate in a three week national group exhibition at Rhonda Schaller Studio and be included in the color exhibition catalogue.

    Entry fee $45 /1-3 images; $5 each additional image.

    For more information and entry form visit the web site,www.Rhondaschallerchelsea.com or e-mail: info@Rhondaschallerchelsea.com.

    Rhonda Schaller Studio
    547 West 27th Street, 5th fl.,Chelsea District
    New York City, NY 10001

    Beyond Printmaking

    Deadline: November 1, 2006

    Texas Tech School of Art Printmaking invites all artists with a contemporary vision of printmaking to participate in a juried exhibition. We are looking for artists who have a vision of printmaking beyond the traditional practices-who push the boundaries of what is considered printmaking.

    All media including time-based and installation will be considered.

    An artist statement explaining the relevance to printmaking must be included.

    Only digital files will be accepted, no slides.

    $25 for 3 entries, $5 for each additional entry for a total of 5.

    size: 2D-60", 3D-48" (100lb)

    Exhibition runs Feb. 10-Mar.11, 2007

    Juror: Anita Jung, Assoc. Professor University of Iowa.

    Prospectus can be downloaded:

    All entries should be sent to:

    Beyond Printmaking Texas Tech
    School of Art 18th and Flint
    Lubbock, TX 79409


    Deadline: February 5, 2007 (postmark)

    STRETCHED THREADS. International group exhibition open to fiber artists who have stretched the threads of their imaginations and their media to produce innovative art. There are no restrictions on size, media, or subject.

    For information, contact Mary McBride, Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, Stretched Threads, 214 S. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. (386) 423-1753; mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org.

    Call for Entries
    Washingtong and Jefferson College

    Deadline: December 1, 2006

    Washington and Jefferson College is currently accepting submissions for the 2007-08 exhibitions season. All media will be considered.

    Please submit written proposal, resume, artists statement, 20 images in slide/CD (Mac), image list and S.A.S.E. to:

    Ron Sherhofer
    Washington and Jefferson College
    60 South Lincoln Street
    Washington, PA 15301

    Saturday, October 21, 2006

    Paste-up Exhibition

    Deadline: January 15, 2007

    April 5-April 29, 2007

    A juried exhibition of small format collage to be presented at the Ayer Lofts Gallery in Lowell Massachusetts.


    • Work can be paper, found objects, textile or any combination of all three.
    • Work cannot be more than 1" deep.
    • Work, when mounted for gallery presentation, may be no longer 17" on its longest side.
    • All entries must have been completed after January 2005.
    We encourage submission of work that is for sale.

    Please download the Prospectus for complete information.


    Entry Form

    For more information email:

    Web site:


    01/15/2007 Deadline for submission
    01/31/2007 Notifications complete
    03/01/2007 Shipped entries due
    03/15/2007 Hand delivered entries due
    04/05/2007 Show opens
    04/07/2007 Reception
    04/29/2007 Show closes
    05/01/2007 Hand delivered entry pickup
    Shipped entries returned early May, 2007

    The Ayer Lofts Gallery is a cooperative gallery located in the first
    building designated as artist live/work space by the city of Lowell.
    Across the street from the New England Quilt Museum and up the block
    from the Revolving Museum, the Ayer Lofts and its Gallery are a vibrant
    part of the Lowell arts community. http://www.ayerlofts.com/gall.html

    Karen Bettencourt, Collage and Fiber Artist

    Maxine Farkas, Painter

    Mary Hart, Calligraphic Work, Artist Books, Encaustic Painting and

    Art Quilts Lowell 2007

    Deadline: May 30, 2007 (postmark)

    ART QUILTS LOWELL 2007 is a national juried exhibition, organized by the Brush Art Gallery, to identify and encourage quilt artists. The 2007 exhibition has been expanded, from previous years, to include art quilts from artists throughout the United States. The exhibition will provide an overview of some of the finest quilts being produced in this country; it is a feature of the 2007 Lowell Quilt Festival to be held August 9 -12, 2007

    ELIGIBILITY: Artists who are residents of any state in the United States

    METHOD OF SELECTION: Digital images will be juried by nationally recognized,award winning quilt artist/educators Nancy Halpern and Rayna Gillman.

    ENTRY PROCEDURE: Artists may submit up to three entries. A $35 non-refundable fee made out to the Brush Art Gallery is required with entries.

    Only original art quilts completed within the past 4 years are eligible.

    Download the prospectus: http://www.thebrush.org/ART_QUILTS_LOWELL_2007_PROSPECTUS.pdf

    Brush Art Gallery
    256 Market Street
    Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

    Sunday, October 15, 2006

    The III International Traditional and Designer Basketry Competition, Tenerife, Canary Islands

    This competition is the only one that is dedicated to basketry in the world with 3 prizes of 1,500 euros and 3 prizes of 600 euros. The competition is open to all basket makers who carry out their activity individually, as part of a group or in a business.

    Entries will be included in an exhibition entitled "Basketry in the World" which will open on 30 August in the "Valentín Trujillo Delgado" popular Art Hall of the Pinolere Ethnographic Park, La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands. The organization will publish a catalogue of all the selected pieces in the finals which will then go on to become part of the Exhibition "Basketry in the World".

    The Competition has three sections: traditional, artistic and combined/designer basketry. Entries may be submitted for one or more sections. All entries presented for the competition will remain in possession of the Organization until 30 December 2007 in order to take part in a travelling exhibition "Basketry in the world", the aim of which is to spread and promote traditional and artistic values of basketry. Prize-winning entries shall become the property of the "Pinolere Cultural Project" Association and will become part of the collection at the "Juan González Fariña" Basketry Museum run by the Association. A single cash prize of 1.500 euros will be awarded to the winner of each section.


    Please request an application form from Rafael C. Gómez León via email: directorelpajar@yahoo.es
    Visit website: http://www.pinolere.org/

    Visions Gallery:
    Making a Place at the Table

    Deadline: January 10, 2007
    Visions Gallery seeks entries for juried fine art exhibition, Making a Place at Table, Mar 9-Apr 27, 2007.
    Request prospectus via SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) to:
    Y. Welch
    3757 NY 150
    East Greenbush, NY 12061
    or email for prospectus: ydwelch@taconic.net
    Visions Gallery
    40 North Main Ave.
    Albany, NY 12203
    (518) 477-8431

    Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program

    Application Deadline: December 15, 2006
    Smack Mellon offers free studio space to eligible artists for a one-year period. The program provides artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space and a $5000 fellowship (dependent upon funding).

    Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio a minimum of 50 hours a month or they will lose it.

    All applicants must be residents of the United States or have a valid visa not expiring before the end of the program, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree program and must be able to demonstrate need for a studio. Applicants may not be a resident artist in another studio program at the same time as the 2007/2008 Smack Mellon residency. For more information go to: www.smackmellon.org/howto.html. Smack Mellon Gallery, 92 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

    Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects

    Application deadline: February 2007

    Grants for Artist Project (GAP) awards provide support for artist-generated projects, which can include (but are not limited to) the development, completion or presentation of new work. Projects created in all disciplines are eligible. GAP awards offer a maximum of $1,400 for projects.

    A multidisciplinary panel of artists and arts professionals from around Washington State select GAP recipients.

    Applicants must be a practicing artist, 18 years of age or older by application deadline date, a generative artist, and a resident of Washington State at the time of application and when the award is granted. Applicants may NOT be a graduate or undergraduate matriculated student enrolled in any degree program. See application for more information on eligibility.

    GAP, Artist Trust, 1835 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122-2437. For more information go to: www.artisttrust.org/4artists/grants/gap/default.html

    Jentel Artist Residency Program

    Multiple Deadlines:
    January 15, 2007 (postmark)
    September 15, 2007 (postmark)

    The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers one month residencies throughout the year to visual artists in all media and writers in all genres. The residency is located in a remarkable setting on a working cattle ranch in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. The award includes comfortable accommodation, a separate private studio and a stipend to help defray food and personal expenses during the residency. While Jentel offers the gift of unfettered time and the expansive space of the Wyoming landscape, residents are also invited to share their work through various outreach opportunities in the community.

    Accepting applications postmarked until January 15, 2007 for Summer/Fall 2007: May 15-December 13, 2007 and September 15, 2007 for Winter/Spring 2008: January 15-May 13, 2008. For more information download brochure and application from http://www.jentelarts.org/ or send self addressed label and $.63 postage to: Jentel Artist Residency Program, 130 Lower Piney Creek Road, Banner, WY 82832. Phone 307.737.2311 or fax 307.737.2305 .

    Thursday, October 12, 2006

    Outpost for Contemporary Art’s “Post-Postcard” show

    Deadline: December 7, 2006

    Download the entry form.

    Outpost for Contemporary Art's "Post-Postcard" show is an annual open-invitational exhibition for small-format work that challenges artists to stretch the parameters of media and conceptual strategies by doing what they do best—subvert and manipulate the theme to their own ends. Artists are encouraged to submit small format multiples—whether that be a series of handmade paintings, sculptural objects, or a stack of production run postcards. Artists of all mediums are eligible to participate.

    December 8–10, 2006, hundreds of small format editions will be installed in boxes on shelves that run along the outpost's walls. During this time, the venue will be transformed into a bazaar-like bargain-hunter's paradise.

    exhibition and sale location

    The location for this year's "Post-Postcard" is at Outpost for Contemporary Art's new Highland Park facility at 6375 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042.


    Open to all artists, and all media or process are welcome. Hand-made or production run. Anything goes as long as it fits in the box.

    box dimensions

    6" wide x 12" deep x 4.5" high (Box provided by Outpost).


    $10 per box (cash or money order only please). To encourage international participation, this fee is not required for out-of-country submissions.

    delivery schedule and returns

    All hand-delivered work must be received between 3–7 pm on December 4, 5, 6 2006.

    All shipped work must be received no sooner than December 4 and no later than December 7, 2006.

    All shipped work must have pre-paid return postage and containers.

    delivery and mailing address

    Outpost for Contemporary Art
    6375 N. Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90042

    contact information

    Ami Brett, Project Coordinator
    323 982 9461


    All work must be priced between $1 and $30.
    Please round off to the nearest dollar. Outpost will retain a 50% commission

    Limit one price per box.

    POST-POSTCARD SHOW 10 at The Lab

    Deadline: November 18, 2006

    Download the entry form here

    November 30 -December 3, 2006

    The LAB is excited to present the 10th Annual Post-Postcard Show open-invitational exhibition. Artists can exhibit small format multiples-whether that be a series of hand-made paintings, production run postcards, unique jewelry- basicallly anything that can fit into a shoe box! This show challenges artists to stretch the parameters of media and conceptual strategies by doing what they do best-subverting and manipulating a theme to their own ends. We encourage you to participate in the fun! From November 30th through December 3rd, hundreds of small format works will be on view as the gallery is transformed into a bazaar-like bargain-hunter's paradise.

    Art lovers can explore original works and discover hidden gems at affordable prices while supporting emerging artists and a great alternative art space. Fixed-price work will be available for $1 to $30

    The Post-Postcard Show is presented in conjunction with Julie Deamer at the Outpost for Contemporary Art in Los Angeles - check out their site to participate in their annual Postcard Show, which takes place December 8-10.

    Post-Postcard Drop-offs:
    Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2006, 1-6pm at The LAB.

    To expedite drop-offs, we highly encourage you to pay in advance by
    Paypal or by sending us a check with your completed entry form.

    You may also ship your work to us between November 1 and November 18. Please make sure to include the $10 entry fee, SASE for unsold work and completed entry form.

    SPECIAL LAB MEMBERSHIP OFFER FOR THE POST-POSTCARD SHOW: For only $20, recieve 2 boxes, 2 LAB event tickets, and a one-year membership! Join online here.

    Wednesday, October 04, 2006

    Mesa Contemporary Arts

    Multiple Deadlines:

    October 27, 2006

    December 15, 2006

    January 19, 2007

    Mesa Contemporary Arts gives local, regional, national and international artists the opportunity to present a broad variety of visual art within its galleries and is committed to encouraging the creation and exhibition of new and innovative work.

    Click here to Download/View Mesa Contemporary Arts 2006/2007 Prospectus (PDF)

    Click here to view the Reduced Size PDF File Download/View Mesa Contemporary Arts 2006/2007 Prospectus ( PDF) (Please choose this option if you are having trouble opening the larger PDF file.)


    Deadline: October 27, 2006


    One of the Arts Center's most successful competitive exhibitions, HANDCRAFTED features a wide range of fine crafts.

    Best of Show: $1,000 Purchase Award
    First Place: $300
    Second Place: $200
    Third Place: $100

    Artists are encouraged to enter traditional or non-traditional craft media. The exhibition is open, but not limited to, the following: ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and wood or any combination of any craft media. All work must have been completed in the past three years and not previously exhibited at the Rocky Mount Arts Center. Open to all US artists 18 years or older.

    Entry Fee
    Artists may submit up to four (4) works for a nonrefundable $20 fee payable to Rocky Mount City - Parks and Recreation. Payment must accompany slides.

    Method of Entry
    Submit 35mm slides for preliminary judging. Up to four (4) pieces may be entered. Each art work may be represented by up to three (3) separate 35mm slides showing details or different views of the work.

    Download Prospectus
    (74 KB PDF - requires Acrobat Reader)

    Artists' Book Exhibition

    Deadline: December 22, 2006

    Celebrating and affirming the materiality of the book in any of its myriad forms, and the tactile, physical pleasures of an individual act of reading. US Artists, all ages, are eligible. All formats and media considered. Must be original editioned artist's books completed from the year 2000 - the present. Entry fee. 20% of sales donated to ALL.

    Send SASE for prospectus:

    Arts + Literature Laboratory
    319 Peck St
    New Haven CT 06513


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    Tuesday, October 03, 2006

    International Student Design Competition

    Deadline (Registration): November 30, 2006

    Since 1986, SURTEX has hosted an annual International Student Design Competition honoring outstanding art & design students for their exceptional surface design work. Students and their work get exposed to thousands of worldwide industry professionals – a terrific path for beginning your career. We invite you to participate in our 2007 Student Design Competition.

    This year we challenge students to create a minimum of 6, maximum of 9, original and coordinating surface designs inspired by nature. These designs are to be applied to the surface of products from one of the following 4 categories:

    Home Interior
    Stationery/Paper Products

    We encourage you to be creative, inventive and dramatic as you develop your concept. Look at the patterns, colors, shapes and textures found in nature and let them stir your creativity. Visit a retail outlet selling items in your chosen category for product ideas. When creating your designs for your products consider how patterns, colors, shapes and textures will work together harmoniously.

    Following are examples of products for which surface designs can be created:

    Home Interior:
    Bedding (sheets, comforters, pillows, dust ruffle, curtains, rugs)
    Dining room (Tablecloths, napkins, dinner ware, glass ware)
    Living room (furniture upholstery, curtains, wallpaper, lamps, rugs)

    Stationery/Paper Products:
    Celebration (Invitations, gift bags, wrapping paper, paper plates & napkins)
    Personal (journals, note cards, writing paper, boxes, photo albums, scrapbooking paper)

    Restaurant (tablecloths, napkins, dinnerware, glassware, floor coverings, wall coverings)
    Hotel/Resort (furniture upholstery, wall coverings, floor coverings, bedding)

    Housewares / Tabletop:
    Kitchen (dish towels, plates, glasses, ceramic containers, pots & pans)
    Table setting (dinner plate, salad plate, bowls, cups & saucers, table cloths, candle holders, salt & pepper shakers)

    There is no cost to participate in this competition. All participants must be students in their 3rd or 4th year (Junior or Senior level) in college/university and enrolled in a surface design-related program. Submissions must adhere to the competition requirements in order to be considered.

    Professors must register their school and student by November 30, 2006.
    Click here to register. Click here to download Official Entry Form.


    1. Have your instructor/professor register you and your school by November 30, 2006.
    2. Get creative, have fun and complete your project – keeping the jury/criteria in mind.
    3. Fill out the Official Entry Form.
    4. Double check that you have met all the competition requirements.
    5. Ship entries in sturdy packaging to: (We cannot be responsible for boards damaged during shipping)

    SURTEX, Design Competition
    Nicole Johnson
    George Little Management, LLC
    Ten Bank Street
    White Plains, NY 10606-1954 USA


    The following requirements must be met to qualify the entry for judging. Each student must:
    -Professional present original artwork, demonstrating an understanding of surface design
    -Be in his/her 3rd or 4th year (Junior or Senior level) in college/university
    -Submit 2 rigid presentation boards, each sized 18”x24”
    -Create one board to present the 6 to 9 surface designs. Create a second board to present renderings that show the application of the designs on products for the category chosen
    -Label each design with its intended product application
    - Submit a completed “Official Entry Form” placed in an envelope adhered to the back of 1 board (Please do not write the college/university name anywhere on the boards)


    The jury consists of professionals involved in the design industry including trade press. The judges will review entries based on the following criteria:
    - Surface design development (ie. hand drawn and/or computer generated)
    - Creativity, style and use of color and pattern
    - Potential for viability in the marketplace
    - Presentation of overall entry and surface designs

    Saturday, September 16, 2006

    Contemporary Artists Center
    Annual Open Call

    Deadline: November 1, 2006 (postmark)

    Our five galleries as well as downtown and site specific installations offer exhibition opportunities for local, national, and international artists. The CAC has an annual open call for artwork/performances to be considered for the upcoming season. All entries must be postmarked by Nov 1st.

    To be considered please furnish at least five examples of your current or relevant work. Slides, photos, digital images, VHS and audio recordings are accepted. Please label all submissions and include a S.A.S.E if you wish them to be returned. A suggested $15 application fee is asked of each artist to contribute to our Artist Honorarium Fund. Additional specific exhibition opportunities occur throughout the year.

    Special Opportunities

    Artist Honorarium Fund: Every season the CAC chooses one artist to create a new piece specifically for exhibition in North Adams (CAC Project Space, performance, or site specific). The artist will be awarded between $500-$1000 and an optional one to two week residency to complete this work.

    Project Space: This gallery is set aside specifically for artwork proposals of an experimental nature. The space is particularly suited for installation and time based work. When applying for this space please include images of past work, application fee and a one-page description and sketch of the project you would like to create.

    Send all exhibition and performance applications to:
    Contemporary Artists Center
    189 Beaver St.
    North Adams, MA 01247


    Deadline: November 5, 2006


    For a show in the galerie sei-un-do in Zürich, Switzerland, December 2006. We are seeking work in or out of any sort of container: box, bottle, suitcase, handbag, etc. Maximum width 20 inches (50cm) 30% commission on sales. Application fee: 25.USD for single entry / 35.USD for 1 – 6 entries.

    For further information and application form, please contact:

    Janine Hudson
    Beckhammer 14
    8057 Zurich, Suisse
    (email) art9@hispeed.ch

    Sunday, September 10, 2006

    Melbourne Design Market

    Deadline: October 13, 2006

    One of Melbourne's most popular annual design events returns once again in 2006!
    Sunday 3 December 2006
    10am - 5pm
    Federation Square

    Each year during the Melbourne Design Festival in July, a popular one day design market takes place. Due to popular demand, a second design market will take place on 3 December, 2006.

    The market features emerging and established designers, design retailers, businesses and design institutions. Products for sale range from jewellery to graphic art products, homewares to fashion, and much more.

    Entry Fees.

    For more information, download the Melbourne Design Market FAQs document here.
    To download an application form, click here.

    Saturday, September 02, 2006

    2006 Center on Contemporary Art Annual

    Deadline: October 8th, 2006

    The Center on Contemporary Art presents:

    The 2006 CoCA Annual

    Guest Juror: Jennifer Gately, Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum

    (Partial) Prospectus:

    1. Open to all professional artists residing in the United States and Canada.
    Open to painting, works on paper, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and video.

    2. Artists may enter online or by mail.

    3. Entry forms may be picked up at CoCA or downloaded here.

    4. Fee for entry is $25 for online submissions and $30 for mailed submissions.

    6. Works entered cannot exceed 96" in any dimension (flat), or 72" x 36" x 36" (sculpture). No work may exceed 200 lbs.

    7. Total cash awards equal $1000 and are at the discretion of the Juror.

    8. Dates of the show are November 18th, through December 30th, 2006. CoCA retains a 40% commission of final retail on works sold during the Northwest Annual. CoCA members may request and receive 15% discount of total retail and resulting price is divided 60/40 in favor of the artist. Work that is accepted into the show must remain on exhibit through January 7, 2007.

    Full Prospectus

    Center on Contemporary Art
    Attn: 2006 Annual
    410 Dexter Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98109

    GFS Juried Craft Show

    Deadline: October 15, 2006 (POSTMARK)

    23rd Annual
    Germantown Friends School
    Juried Craft Show

    Philadelphia, PA
    March 2-4, 2007

    The nation's top craft artists will once again exhibit their work at the 23rd Annual Germantown Friends School Juried Craft Show. The show is ranked among the top 10 percent of the nation's craft shows by the authoritative ArtFair SourceBook.

    Download and print the application form:

     Ceramics
     Fiber-Wearable
     Fiber-Decorative
     Glass
     Jewelry
     Leather
     Metal
     Mixed Media—includes baskets, toys, paper, dolls, etc.
     Wood

    Application fee: $20.00
    Late Application fee: $40.00 (applying after 10/15/06). Must be postmarked October 22, 2006.

    2007 GFS Craft Show Application (PDF)

    The jury will select 69 artists. Notification by December 1, 2006.

    The form should be mailed to:
    Sherry Clothier
    Executive Director of the GFS Craft Show
    2007 GFS Craft Show
    Germantown Friends School
    31 W. Coulter Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    Phone: 215-951-2340
    Fax: 215-951-2390

    Wednesday, August 30, 2006

    Coos Art Museum
    CAM Biennial 2006

    Deadline: October 14, 2006

    All Oregon artists are invited to participate in CAM Biennial 2006 to be held at the Coos Art Museum from October 20 through November 25, 2006. This exhibition provides artists residing in Oregon the opportunity to exhibit their works to the public within an Art Museum without the extensive curating or jurying process. CAM Biennial 2006 will be displayed throughout all 5 of Coos Art Museum's Galleries.

    Friday, October 20, 2006 from 5 - 7pm.
    Open to the Public

    PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: Winner will be given a solo exhibition at CAM in 2007
    Voting for a "People's Choice" selection will be conducted by Museum visitors during the entire run of the exhibition through the closing at 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 25, 2006. The winner will be contacted by December 1, 2006. Winner's exhibition proposal must meet Coos Art Museum Exhibition's Committee criteria prior to installation at Coos Art Museum in 2007.

    ARTISTS ELIGIBITILY: Artists who live in Oregon; recent works 3 years old or less.
    Original works of art created in the past 3 years (2004 - 2006) by artists who reside in Oregon are eligible for entry. No commercial artwork, or reproductions of any kind will be accepted.

    ELIGIBLE ART MEDIUMS: Allowed with the following criteria

    • Paintings - limitation of 48 inches in any direction - this includes the frame.
    • Drawings - limitation of 48 inches in any direction - this includes the frame.
    • Hand pulled prints, etchings, serigraphs - limitation of 48 inches in any direction - this includes the frame.
    • Photography (film or digital, giclee printing acceptable) - limitation of 48 inches in any direction - this includes the frame.
    • Mixed media - limitation of 48 inches in any direction - this includes the frame.
    • Fiber & textiles - wall hangings - limitation of 48 inches in any direction - this includes the frame
    • Fiber & textiles - wearable - must supply display device
    • Small sculptures - weight limitation of 50 lbs and 48" in any direction
    • Glass - blown, fused or leaded stained - if to be suspended, must include a secure hanging or display device
    • Turned and carved wood - weight limitation of 50 lbs and 48" in any direction
    • Jewelry - only if ALL elements were created by the artist

    NOTE: If your work is a replica of another person's work - Title MUST contain notation of the original work and original artist. Example: "..........A Study of the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo DaVinci"

    NOTE: If you are unsure on ELIGIBILITY, contact Coos Art Museum.

    ACCEPTANCE: Coos Art Museum reserves the right to reject any work(s). Receipt of works at the Museum prior to the opening does not constitute acceptance into the exhibition.

    Click here for printable Guidelines/Entry Info & Form.

    SUBMISSION LIMIT AND DATES: Artist may submit up to three (3) pieces of their original artwork ONLY during the following dates/times:
    • Thursday, October 12, 2006 from 10am - 6pm
    • Friday, October 13, 2006 from 10am - 6pm
    • Saturday October 14, 2006 from 10am - 5pm

    HANDLING FEE: Non-refundable handling fee is $15 for one submission, $10 each for the second and third submissions.

    READY FOR DISPLAY: All works must ARRIVE ready for hanging (matted, mounted and framed, well-anchored, substantial wires are required) with a 48" in any direction limitation.
    No strings or tape allowed!

    • Wearable art must include a display device.
    • 3 dimensional works - if to be suspended, must include an adequate hanging or display device.
    • Sculptures have a 50 lb limitation.
    All works accepted in the exhibition must remain on display through November 25, 2006. No work may be removed from the Museum for any reason prior to the close of the exhibition.


    Innovative Fabric Imagery - A Digital Exploration in Quilting

    Deadline: October 1, 2006

    C&T Publishing is now accepting entries for quilts and other fiber arts to be featured in a Fall 2007 book release, Innovative Fabric Imagery - A Digital Exploration in Quilting, and concurrently displayed in a special exhibit at Fall 2007 International Quilt Market and Festival.

    Submission Requirements
    To be considered, items must be primarily made from fiber and feature non-copyrighted images including photos or other artwork printed on or transferred to fabric. Entries will be considered based on originality, creativity, and overall quality of work.

    You may enter up to 3 items for consideration.

    Prize Awards
    Three cash prizes will be awarded, $750, $500, $250.

    Click here to download the rules and entry form PDF.

    For more information email: imagery@ctpub.com or contact Lynn Koolish 925-677-0377 ext. 224 or Mari Dreyer 925-677-0377 ext. 207.