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