Saturday, January 28, 2006


Submission Deadline: August 18, 2006

FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC. is a non-profit, member supported organization
that promotes appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Since 1967, the Fiberarts Guild has sponsored juried exhibitions that bring innovative contemporary works of art in fiber from around the world to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

FIBERART INTERNATIONAL 2007 will feature works by established and emerging artists and will be open to the public from April 14—August 19, 2007 at the Society for Contemporary Craft and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. The Fiberarts Guild is pleased to sponsor the nineteenth exhibition in this series. For more information:

Fiberart International
P.O. BOX 5478
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-0478
phone/fax: 412-521-2547

Download the prospectus.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Deadline for entry Midnight, April 1, 2006

The 30th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 2 to November 5, 2006, with a preview party on November 1st.

Download the 2006 application and instructions.

PMA Craft Show
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646
Phone: 215-684-7930

Categories are baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, handmade paper, and wood.

The Show is open to all craftspeople who are residents of and working in the United States. All work, whether one-of-a-kind pieces or limited editions, should be well conceived and expertly executed without technical faults; works should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, showing imagination and the mark of the craftsperson's individuality.

Categories not included: calligraphy, fine arts such as painting, photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category; dried flower arrangements; pressed flowers; seed and pod decorations; cut bottles and embellished objects such as painted boxes, stones, shells, buttons, decorated furniture and handmade reproductions. Objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are also not acceptable.

Each entrant must submit 5 color slides representative of work for consideration by the jury. A non-refundable processing fee of $30.00 must accompany each application.

2006-2007 Wind Challenge Exhibitions at Fleisher

Deadline for entries: 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2006

The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial announces the call for entries for next season's Wind Challenge Exhibitions. This juried, regional competition, sponsored by the Fleisher Art Memorial in cooperation with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has gained a national reputation for excellence since its establishment in 1978. Each season, Fleisher exhibits the work of twelve selected artists in four three-person exhibitions. These Wind Challenge Exhibitions encourage recognition of local talent and serve as an incentive for members of Fleisher's diverse student audience to move forward with their own creative work.

Artists living within a fifty-mile radius of Philadelphia and working in one of the following categories may apply.

Artists may select only one category in which to apply:

Works on Paper
Crafts (All crafts, including ceramics, glass, fiber, metals, and wood)

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Sunday, January 22, 2006


Deadline For Entry--February 1, 2006

Fiber Artists: Philadelphia
an exhibition of texture and technique
April 2 - 30, 2006

Description and eligibility:
Every other April in Philadelphia is a 'hot' month for fiber art in many area galleries and museums, featuring the works of international, national and local fiber artists. This exhibit at Da Vinci Art Alliance aims to compliment the various citywide exhibits and specifically feature what is happening in Philadelphia's own studios and universities. Studio artists, teaching artists, student artists, professional artisans, and exquisite crafters... all intrigued by the varied textures and techniques of the medium are encouraged to submit work for this salon-style exhibition.

Please read carefully

Rules for Entry:

Artists may submit up to a maximum of two images, completed within the last two years, to be in the exhibition.

Due to space restrictions, 2-D work must be 40"x40" or less, 3-D work on pedestals no larger than 18" x18"x 18". Freestanding works will be accepted. No large installations can be considered.

Artists must live, work or have some relationship to the Philadelphia/ 5 county area.

Entry deadline must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2006.

Form and entry fee of $25., to defray costs (gallery rental, postcard...), must accompany entry. Make check out to Kathryn Pannepacker.

Images submitted must be clearly labeled with artist's name, title, date of completion, material, technique, price and an arrow to indicate direction.

Slides or quality photos are acceptable.

Mail the completed entry form, images, resume and/or statement about you and your work, $25 fee and two SASEs to: K. Pannepacker 925 N. 30th Street Philadelphia, PA 19130. No SASE, no return!

All questions concerning submissions may be directed to (215) 769-1016, or

Selection of Artwork: Entries will be selected by the curator based on their quality and relevance to the goal of the exhibit. Unusual, experimental, and traditional fiber work... is all good... but please be certain that it's quality-prepared for exhibit! Selected artists will be notified by mail by February 10th.

Delivery of Artwork: Selected artwork must be delivered on Wednesday, March 29th, 6-8p.m or Thursday, March 30th from 6-8p.m. All work must be prepared for exhibition with proper hooks, wires, bases, or whatever is applicable. The curator reserves the right to refuse any pieces because of unprofessional presentation or misrepresentation. Please bring any additional business cards, statements... that you would like added to the 'gallery book'. This exhibition is to feature/promote the participating artists!

Pick up of artwork after exhibition will be on Sunday, April 30th, 5-8p.m or Monday, May 1st, 5-8p.m

Reception and other important details: A reception for the artists and the public will be held on Sunday, April 2nd, 1-4p.m. Note it is daylight savings time! Artists will be mailed postcard invitations for their personal use. Art may be for sale. DaVinci Art Alliance receives a 10% commission on any artwork sold from the exhibition. DaVinci Art Alliance and the curator are responsible for all press releases, price lists, gallery labels, gallery sitting, and listings in local media. Feel free to share press contact information. Artwork will be handled with care, but neither DaVinci nor curator can be held responsible or liable for loss or damage.

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Deadline for applications: February 15

March 31, 2006 to September 2006

March 31, 2006
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

1st Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM
& by appointment

CALLING ARTISTS who work with fabric, textile and cloth for an exhibition tracing threads of tradition.

Community Fabric: an exhibition of hand-made textiles in many traditions, exploring how heritage and culture are used today in Philadelphia.

Who claims a connection to (what) culture?
How is tradition and heritage visible in craft, and significant to community?
What threads of tradition do artists claim and reject?

Artists are invited to submit up to 20 samples of work (slides, photos, or digital) for consideration, along with an application form.

Form available below or by contacting our office:
Phone: 215.726.1106

Open to Philadelphia artists working in diverse ethnic, heritage, and community traditions: batik, quilting, weaving, needlework, crochet, appliqué, etc. Work will be on display at the Philadelphia Folklore Project through September 2006.

Artists selected will be eligible for technical assistance and high-quality documentation of their work.

Artists are invited to apply by sending the following:

Up to 20 samples of your work (slides, photos, jpeg’s)
Description of the specific work samples
Statement telling us about your place in a specific community tradition
(Whom did you learn from? Where did you learn? Looking at your work, how can someone tell what tradition/s you claim, and/or what tradition/s you resist/depart from? Where do you fit/ not fit?)

No entry fee (free), however, please do send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) along with your materials, if you want them returned. Questions? Call us at 215.726.1106

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Art of the Flower Show

Deadline for Entry March 11 - 12, 2006

Art of the Flower Show
Philadelphia Sketch Club
235 South Camac Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-545-9298

March 19 to April 7

Click here to download the Prospectus

The Philadelphia Sketch Club is sponsoring its first juried exhibition on the theme of flowers to complement the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, hosted by the Horticultural Society of Philadelphia.

WORKS ELIGIBLE: This is an open, juried competition for 2 or 3 dimensional works of art on the theme of flowers. All submissions must be delivered and wired for hanging. Size is limited to 40" in width including frame and under 30 lbs. (Clip frames are not allowed). There is a maximum of two submissions per person and all work must be for sale. Work must be original and not previously shown at the PSC.

DELIVERY AND PICK UP: All works must be delivered in person. No slides, no shipments. Work must be delivered to the PSC at 235 South Camac Street from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on March 11 and 12, 2006.

AWARDS: Both cash and merchandise awards will be made.


Gail Bracegirdle
Nationally known watercolorist, teacher

Steven G. Maurer
Public Relations, Horticultural Society of Pennsylvania

Al Gury
Member Juror, Chairman of the Painting Department, PAFA