Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Breaking New Ground --
Symposium, Tour & Workshops
Co-Sponsored by Surface Design Association and Studio Art Quilt Associates

Breaking New Ground
Symposium, Tour & Workshops
Co-sponsored by Surface Design Association and Studio Art Quilt Associates
April 5 - 9, 2008

Download the complete Conference Brochure
or just the Registration Form (page 7 of the brochure) [PDF]

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
Website: wayneart.org

April 5–Symposium: keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, trunk show
April 6–Tour of several textile exhibits in the Philadelphia area
April 7-9–Choice of seven 3-day workshops, 9 am - 4 pm each day

Trunk Show
April 5, Saturday, 5-6:30 pm

Works from symposium participants available for viewing and purchase. If you would like to rent trunk show space, the fee is $50 (table and chair provided) – see Registration
Form for details.


Susan Brandeis
Living a Creative Life

Michael James
Making ‘Making’Matter

Judith James
Change Is Good

April 6, Sunday, 9 am– 5 pm

A bus tour of five Philadelphia venues showing fiber art is included in symposium registration:

Snyderman-Works Gallery
6th International Fiber Biennial

Gross McLeaf Gallery
Emily Richardson, Stitched Quilts

Fabric Workshop and Museum tour

The Design Center at Philadelphia University
Susie Brandt, Rummage

Crane Arts Building, The Hall
showing Libbie Soffer’s installation

Dianne Hricko studio showing printed silks and more


  1. Ever Green: thinking Green in materials and studio

  2. Textile Currents: gallery owners, curators, editors speaking about what they see and look for

  3. To Hang or Not to Hang: innovative hanging and presentation solutions

  4. Unblocking Creative Blocks: making themost of studio time

  5. Breaking into NewMarkets: finding new niches

  6. Collector Inside Us: why collect? Living with art; conservation; legacy

  7. Getting From“Oh, God” To “Ah-ha!”: some tools for creativity

  8. Making The Unseen Seen: promoting and publishing work

  9. Digital Approaches: digital age impact on textiles

  10. Shibori: A UniqueWorld of Pattern

  11. Printing with Found Objects

  12. Whole Cloth Compositions

  13. Experimental Layers: Stiffening, Collage, and Photo Transfers with Paper and Fabric

  14. Digital Approaches

  15. Color and Drawing

  16. Creative Dyer


$235 Symposium, lunch, trunk show on April 5 and bus tour on April 6
$50 Trunk show space rental – table and chair provided
$245 April 7-9 Workshop, plus materials fees paid directly to the instructor

Must be a member of SDA (surfacedesign.org) or SAQA (saqa.org) to attend.

Membership Fees if NOT a current member

$50.00 SAQA 1 year membership
$25.00 SAQA 1 year Student membership (must include a copy of Student ID)
$50.00 SDA 1 year membership
$30.00 SDA 1 year Student membership (must include a copy of Student ID)

Cancellation Policy: up to March 1 full refund, March 1-20 half refund, after
March 21 no refund (We encourage you to find a substitute).

Suzie Liles
Event Coordinator
PO Box 5167
Eugene, Oregon 97405
Phone: (541) 913-9512
email: suzie@weaverscabin.com

    Sunday, September 23, 2007

    Printed Matter

    Deadline: Ongoing

    Printed Matter
    Visit the website for complete submission info: printedmatter.org

    Download submission form [pdf]

    Printed Matter will consider any artists' publication produced in an edition of 100 copies or more for inventory. While the bulk of our stock is artists' books, we also consider audio, video and computer works. We are mostly interested in artists' publications that are "democratizing" artworks - that is, inexpensive and produced in larger editions.

    Although we carry books of artists' writings, we do not normally consider exhibition catalogues, art criticism, art history, illustrated poetry, literary magazines, T-shirts, loose postcards, multiples or posters. We are highly selective when considering artists' magazines and 'zines.

    Because of the large number of submissions we receive, Printed Matter must be selective in the works we accept. Our main criteria, beyond the above, are:

    If the title submitted is in fact an artists' publication; the quality of the work relative to existing stock; Printed Matter's inventory needs; the title[s] availability and cost; and the number of titles that we can fairly represent.

    Printed Matter will only consider for review books that have already been published. Printed Matter does not publish books on an artist's behalf.

    Please submit only one copy per title for consideration. Please do not submit mock-ups, dummies, or prototypes.

    When submitting a book to us please provide us with the following information:

    Artist[s] Name[s]
    Retail Price
    Edition Size
    Supplier/Contact Person
    Telephone and Fax Numbers

    Additional supporting materials may also be submitted, however, Printed Matter tries to consider publications on their own strengths rather than based on outside information.

    All books must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope should you like your book returned if it is not accepted for inventory. Unaccepted books without SASEs will be donated to a local educational institution. Printed Matter will not hold books for later pick-up. Notification of acceptance will be made by post only.

    Piecework Magazine -- Excellence in Needle Art Awards--Pincushions

    Deadline: March 1, 2008 (POSTMARK)

    Excellence in Needle Arts Awards—Pincushions

    Presented by Piecework Magazine

    The Excellence in Needle Arts Awards—Pincushions, presented by magazine is open to all individuals. Please send us your pincushion creations postmarked no later than March 1, 2008. Entries will be judged by the editors of Magazine, and the juried pieces will be exhibited at The National NeedleArt Association's (TNNA) June 2008 trade show in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, winning pieces will be pictured in a 2008 issue of PieceWork.



    2009 Quilting Arts Magazine Calendar Contest

    Deadline: March 7, 2008 (RECEIVE)

    2009 Quilting Arts Magazine Calendar Contest
    Visit the website for complete details: calendar contest

    The theme for our Quilting Arts Magazine® 2009 Calendar will be "Celebrating Home." Show us in stitch, fabric, and embellishment how you celebrate home. You can interpret the theme many ways: as a celebration of the concept of home or what makes a house a home, celebrations at home, honoring the architecture of a residence, moving into the home or community of your dreams, or whatever the theme means to you. The artists who create the 13 winning submissions (one for the cover and 12 for the months) will each receive a $200 gift certificate to our online store.

    How it Works

    • Create up to two original, not previously published, 12" x 12" square, embellished art quilts based on the theme of "Celebrating Home." The quilt(s) must be backed and bound (anything from a traditional binding to a zigzagged or satin-stitched edge is fine, but the edges must be closed). The quilt(s) should also include a sleeve for hanging, as the winning quilts will be displayed at various quilt and textile shows with Quilting Arts Magazine.

      Please note: Because the winning quilts will be photographed at their actual size and used in the 12" x 12" format, all embellishments on the submissions must remain within the 12" x 12" boundary; unfortunately, submissions that open to a larger format or have embellishments extending beyond the border cannot be accepted.

    • Although we welcome all quilting styles, each quilt should be of original design and have some form of embellishment, include mixed media, or have some surface-design technique. Examples include—but are not limited to—beadwork, silk screening, fabric painting, thread painting, and hand embroidery. Also, though we encourage you to follow your muse, please be aware that quilts that are overall very dark or very shiny do not photograph well.

    • Your entry must be free of any text or images that are protected by copyright unless you have the expressed written permission from the person or institution that holds the copyright and you provide that written permission with your submission.

    • Submit three 8" x 10" photos of each submission, one of the full quilt and two detail shots. To give your submission the best chance of being accurately evaluated, please make sure the photographs are well-lit, clear, and are printed on photo-quality paper (not copy paper). Please label each photo with your first and last names, address, phone number, and email address.

      Along with your photos, please include a brief narrative explaining your interpretation of our theme, "Celebrating Home," as well as the methods and materials used in your quilt(s).

    • Deadline for entry: Friday, March 7, 2008. Please note that this is a receive-by date. Your photos and descriptions must be in our office no later than March 7th.

    • Include a $10 entry fee with your submission. This $10 fee covers your entire submission, whether you enter one or two quilts. Checks should be made out to Quilting Arts Magazine. Send your photos, narrative, and entry fee to:

      Quilting Arts Magazine
      ATTN: 2009 Calendar Contest
      P.O. Box 685
      Stow, MA 01775
    We cannot accept emailed entries. However, if you have questions about the contest, please email us at info@quiltingarts.com or write to us at the address above.

    Quilting Arts Magazine

    Deadline: Unspecified

    Quilting Arts Magazine
    Visit the website for complete details: quiltingarts.com

    If you have a technique, project, or body of work to share, Quilting Arts Magazine® would like to hear from you. We are looking for the latest, most creative and/or unusual techniques and applications. We are interested in articles concerning contemporary art quilting, fabric painting and dyeing, beading, wearable arts, embellished quilting, mixed media, surface design, and crazy quilting.

    Quilting Arts Magazine is actively seeking the following queries for publication:

    • Images of your studio or creative space. Send up to three low-resolution jpegs to submissions@quiltingarts.com with STUDIOS in the subject line.


    • Art quilt and mixed-media artists to be profiled
    • One-of-a-kind art quilts
    • Small quilting projects that incorporate art quilting techniques
    • Sketchbook-keeping for textile arts
    • Quilts with text or script
    • Water-soluble fabric or heat-dissolving techniques
    • Landscape quilts
    • Seasonal quilts
    • Unique embellishment and surface-design techniques
    • Quilting with mixed media including found objects
    • Pictorial quilts
    • Narrative quilts (quilts that depict a story)
    • Image-transfer processes
    • Beading techniques for quilting
    • Bobbin-thread embroidery
    • Abstract quilts
    • Fiber journals
    • Working with transfer inks
    • Unusual fabric painting, printing, and dyeing methods

    Our Guidelines for Submissions have Changed

    For technique, process, or project articles, quilts for our Spotlight section, or if you would like to be a profiled artist and want to show us your artwork, you may now submit your queries via email to: submissions@quiltingarts.com

    1. Send us a brief description of the article you propose, including possible length and sidebar suggestions.
    2. Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number and list your credentials (such as teaching or previous writing experience).
    3. If you have photographs of the art or process, you may send up to three low-resolution jpegs along with your email. One email and three attached low-res jpegs only, please. If we are interested in your query, we may ask for more photos, or higher resolution jpegs to be sent, but we do all our magazine photography in-house.
    4. We will acknowledge that your email has been received immediately and let you know within 12 weeks via email whether we have accepted your query. No phone calls or emails, please.

    Please note: Artist Profiles, Book Reviews, Product Reviews, and Reader Challenges are written by our in-house staff.

    If you prefer, you may also send in queries via regular mail and include an SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) if you want your query materials returned. Succinctly describe your story idea or technique and include slides or prints of artwork or samples (these are just to give us an idea and do not need to be professionally shot).

    Note: Our editors will consider complete articles submitted on spec, but queries will get first priority.

    To mail your query, send it to:

    Quilting Arts Magazine®
    ATTN: Editorial
    P.O. Box 685
    Stow, MA 01775

    Cloth Paper Scissors

    Deadline: Unspecified

    Cloth Paper Scissors

    Visit the website for complete submission guidelines: quilting arts.com

    If you have a technique, project, or body of work to share, Cloth Paper Scissors® would like to know about it. We want to show other artists—from beginners to the advanced—the latest, edgiest, most unusual collage and mixed-media techniques and applications.

    Gallery Pieces on Spec
    If you have 1 - 3 pieces of art in a series to share with us, you may now send the art directly to our offices. This kind of submission is appropriate for our Featured Letter, "I Made This", and Artist-to-Artist, as well as other departments that focus on 1 - 3 pieces of art.

    To submit a piece on spec, send your art to:

    Cloth Paper Scissors
    Attn: Submissions
    23 Gleasondale Road
    P.O. Box 685
    Stow, MA 01775

    The entire submission, including up to three pieces of artwork and its packaging can weigh no more than 5 lbs. and the package may be no larger than 12" x 12" x 14".

    The Workshop
    We are now soliciting ideas for The Workshop feature in our magazine. The Workshop explores a technique or a product in a variety ways. In the past, we've run workshops on gesso, block printing, coloring and altering papers, nappy liners, etc. Please take a look at previous Workshop articles to get an idea of what we're looking for.

    If you have an idea for a workshop article, send a description of the technique or product, and an outline for the article to submissions@clothpaperscissors.com.

    If you have photographs of the product or techniques in process, you may send up to three low-resolution jpegs along with your email. One email and three attached low-res jpegs, only please.

    Feature Articles
    For technique, process, or project articles, or if you would like to suggest an artist for profile, you may now submit your queries via email to: submissions@clothpaperscissors.com

    Send us a brief description of the article you propose, including possible length and sidebar suggestions. If you have photographs of the art or process, you may send up to three low-resolution jpegs along with your email. One email and up to three attached low-res jpegs, only please. If we are interested in your query, we may ask for more photos, or higher resolution jpegs to be sent, but we do all our magazine photography in-house. If you prefer, you may also send in queries via regular mail. Just use the address provided above and include an SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) if you want your query materials returned.

    We are looking for writers who are artists themselves, with intimate knowledge of the subjects they wish to write about. We want sparkling, grammatically correct—even humorous—prose, of course, but what's most important is that you are an expert in your subject. Please note that regular features, including Artist Profiles, Product Reviews, Book Reviews, and Reader Challenges are all written by our in-house staff.

    Cloth Paper Scissors® is most interested in publishing previously unpublished articles that cover unique collage and mixed-media techniques geared to beginner, intermediate, or advanced artists. Feature articles may explore motifs and methods that will inspire and inform collage and mixed-media artists. Shorter pieces focus on photos of projects with a brief explanation of how the work was done.

    We are actively seeking queries on the following topics for publication:

    Collage and mixed-media artists to feature in our Artist Profiles
    (Please note: All profiles are written by staff members.)
    Collage techniques Mixed-media jewelry
    Unusual photo applications
    Quilts made with mixed media
    Altered books
    Creative journaling
    Assemblage Image and text transfer techniques
    Working with found objects
    Embossing on fabric or paper
    Sewing with paper and fabric
    Unique painting and dyeing methods
    Techniques for usable objects
    Unusual stamping techniques
    Book arts: fabric, mixed-media
    Working with vintage materials
    Mail art
    Punching and cutting techniques
    Art dolls
    Burning and distressing techniques
    Unusual bead applications
    Inspiration and creative process

    House of White Birches (HWB) Quilting Publications

    Deadline: Ongoing

    HWB Quilting Publications

    2007 Designer Guidelines

    Visit the website: drgnetwork.com
    Submission guidelines [pdf]

    House of White Birches publishes Quilter's World magazine, two quilting hardcover books and several smaller quilting books a year.

    Project submissions or manuscripts: Each publication has its own style. Look through recent copies of each one to familiarize yourself with that style and the type of project that has been published recently. Pattern your submissions after those in the publication to which you are submitting your designs.

    Quilter's World is a general quilting publication. In each issue we highlight a designer, share a special technique and an article on subjects of special interest to quilters. We include 12–15 patterns in every issue. Both contemporary and traditional designs that use quick-cutting and -piecing techniques and/or templates are featured in this magazine.

    To receive an editorial calendar, contact: Editor@Quilters-World.com

    Some Quilt Books feature the work of one quilter and include several projects with a specific theme. They are usually 8 to 128 pages in length. Other Quilt Books feature the work of many quilters. They include 30 to 60 projects around a general theme. The theme for multidesigner books is sent to quilters in our database, but can also be requested.

    • Begin each submission with a sentence or two about the topic/project (a personal anecdote or historical information about the project).

    • Include a list of materials needed to complete the project using generic names. Brand names can be listed beneath the Materials List in the form of a credit. If you do so, provide exact names of products and a current address for the company.

    Writing guidelines:

    • Query letters with photos are encouraged. Unsolicited manuscripts should be typewritten, easy to read and accompanied by return postage if the materials need to be returned.

    • Color slides or clear photographs are accepted. Please provide photo captions for all photographs. Digital files are accepted only on approval.

    Send submissions and completed projects:

    Quilter's World
    Sandra Hatch
    185 Sweet Rd.
    Lincoln, ME 04457
    (207) 794-3290

    For books:
    Jeanne Stauffer
    {Book Name}
    House of White Birches
    306 East Parr Road
    Berne, IN 46711
    (260) 589-4000, ext. 326

    Questions about the status of a book design contact:
    Dianne Schmidt
    Associate Editor
    (260) 589-4000, ext. 376

    Adorn Magazine

    Deadline: Ongoing

    Adorn Magazine
    Visit the website: adornmag.com

    Got a Great Design Idea?

    We'd love to hear about it! Adorn magazine is always looking for hip, fun designs that you won't find anywhere else. If you think you've got a great project for us, read on.

    REMEMBER: The more organized and concise your presentation, the more likely we will be to consider your designs. We reserve the right to hold and review design submissions for up to six months, or until the design selection process is finalized for all publications in a season.

    Please do not telephone or e-mail with inquiries as to the status of your submissions.

    All submissions will be returned as soon as we are finished with them. Due to space restrictions, we cannot hold all designs that are submitted for the duration of the selection process. Should you receive some submissions back, it means we are holding the balance for possible placement and will return them as soon as the process is complete.

    KEEP IN MIND that our lead time for seasonal projects is approximately five months prior to issue date.


    Mount sketches to 8.5" x 11" sheets.
    Make sketches dark enough to photocopy and keep a photocopy of each submission for your own records.
    Clearly print your name, address and phone number on each piece of your design submission (sketches, notes, etc).
    Mail to:

    Adorn Magazine Design Submissions
    Attention: Meredith Ducz
    SoHo Publishing Co.
    233 Spring Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10013

    Send clear, scanned images of sketches and be sure that each piece is clearly labeled with your name, address and phone number.
    If necessary, we will request a hard copy of a submission.
    JPEGs or pdf files work best for us. Please limit file size to 1MB or less.
    E-mail mailto:adornsubmissions@sohopublishing.com and clearly state in the subject line that it is an Adorn Magazine Design Submission.

    Paper Crafts Magazine

    Deadline: Ongoing

    Paper Crafts Magazine
    Visit website: papercraftsmag.com

    Paper Crafts magazine is looking for fresh, fun, paper-based projects that are innovative and in sync with today's trends. We're interested in a variety of items including but not limited to: handmade greeting cards; journal covers; gifts and home accents such as boxes, frames, wall art, shadow boxes, paper jewelry, and decoupaged items; party invitations and decor. We're looking for all kinds of embellishments and techniques such as stamping, embossing (dry, wet, metal and UTEE), watercoloring, pop-up and interactive designs, cast and handmade paper, shaker boxes, beading, sewing on paper, wire, the sky's the limit!

    If you have an original project that has never been published and is copyright free (that does not use someone else's pattern or other intellectual property), consider submitting it for publication.

    How To Submit Pages
    Tips for Submitting Your Work
    Tips for Getting Your Projects Published
    Tips on Writing Instructions

    Use this form:
    Submit your work through our electronic submission form.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2007

    Apply to Exhibit at Art Craft Design Culture--Update

    © 2007 artcraftdesignculture.com

    Click here to go to the website

    This is a great opportunity for artists to sell HANDMADE work in 2D and 3D media. Click the link above to visit the website for complete details and special offers.

    Monday, September 17, 2007

    BUST Magazine 2007 Holiday Craftacular

    Deadline: October 15, 2007

    Via WhipUP: BUST Magazine 2007 Holiday Craftacular

    The BUST Magazine 2007 Holiday Craftacular is set to happen on Saturday, December 8!

    BUST will be handpicking 200 of the most unique and talented crafters from across the country to sell their wares.

    To apply to be a vendor at BUST's Holiday Craftacular, please do the following:

    1) Complete the application form by October 15, 2007.

    2) Pay the $25 application fee. You can pay by credit card online, here. You may also pay by check or money order made payable to BUST Magazine

    3) If you do not have a website where we may view samples of your products, please email 3 images of your products to craftacular@bust.com

    That's it! We will notify all applicants of their status on October 24, 2007.

    Visit website for complete details: http://www.bust.com/craftacular/about.html

    ReadyMade Magazine's Holidaze Issue

    Deadline: Unspecified

    ReadyMade Magazine
    Holidaze Issue

    Visit Submissions on the website

    We're putting together ReadyMade's Holidaze Issue and looking for great gift ideas. Do you make something amazing every holiday season? Send us a note and get your ideas into print!

    We know you are boiling with ideas.

    Our editorial lineup is half do-it-yourself project, half narrative. Articles run from 150 to 3,500 words in length. Recent features have titles like "A Brief History of Concrete" and "How to Move a Village." If you'd like more in-depth guidelines, please email us.

    Send your ideas to: articles@readymademag.com

    OH+5 ’08

    Deadline: OCTOBER 22, 2007 (RECEIVE)

    OH+5 ’08
    Dairy Barn Arts Center
    February 29-April 13, 2008

    Visit the website: http://www.dairybarn.org/callforentries.html

    Download the Prospectus

    The sixth in a series of biennial competitions, OH+5 ’08 is a regional, all media, juried exhibition of contemporary artwork. This exhibition serves to promote artists residing in Ohio and the five states that border Ohio: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. OH+5 ’08 will feature NEW work that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of media, techniques and innovative trends in contemporary art.

    The jury panel is comprised of three artists:

    These judges will select works based on originality and innovation,design, technique, and craftsmanship.

    Work may be created in any media. Innovative, contemporary work is encouraged.

    Works eligible for consideration must be the result of independent effort. The work
    must be an original design, not a copy or a variation on the original design of another artist working in any medium.

    All entries must be NEW work – completed after Sept. 1, 2005. Work with any publication or exhibition history prior to Sept, 2005 is ineligible. The recent modification of an older or previously dated work does not make the work eligible unless the artist can document significant differences between the original and the revised versions of the piece.

    Digital entries are encouraged; however, 35 mm slides will be accepted.

    A non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 (thirtyfive U.S. Dollars) must accompany the entry submission.


    The Dairy Barn Arts Center, OH+5 ’08
    8000 Dairy Lane (delivery address)
    P.O. Box 747 (mailing address)
    Athens, Ohio 45701-0747 USA


    Amy Doeringer, Exhibitions Director
    Telephone: 740.592.4981
    or e-mail: amy@dairybarn.org

    Second Street Gallery

    Multiple Deadlines (see below)

    Second Street Gallery
    Exhibition Review, 2007

    Visit the website: http://www.secondstreetgallery.org/submissions.html

    Founded in 1973, Second Street Gallery is a nonprofit contemporary art space committed to presenting the best of new art to the Central Virginia community and to fostering an appreciation for contemporary art through educational programs. Exhibitions are solo, group or thematic in orientation, and represent regional and national artists of both emerging and established stature.

    Exhibition Review Procedure
    The Artist Review Panel consists of 8-10 local artists and arts professionals representing the cultural community of the Charlottesville/Albemarle region. Review sessions are anonymous: slides are projected, artist statements are read, and recommendations are made to SSG's Director who curates the exhibition season, considering both programming needs and budgetary issues.

    Submitting Exhibition Proposals
    Second Street Gallery will accept proposals from any artist who has not had a solo exhibition at SSG within the preceding four years. Works to be reviewed must have been completed within the last five years. Artists must submit the following for consideration:

    1) 10 slides maximum/a CD is also acceptable
    2) A typed list of slides/images
    3) A current resume, including address, phone number, exhibitions, etc.
    4) A brief artist statement not to exceed a single typed page, double-spaced
    5) A SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope with adequate postage and packaging for return of your slides)
    6) A $15 check (processing fee) made out to Second Street Gallery

    Schedule of Exhibition Review
    Artists may submit proposals to one of the three review sessions listed below. Exhibition proposals must be complete and postmarked or hand-delivered as indicated.

    Session I
    Postmark deadline: 10/1/07
    Hand-deliver deadline: 10/5/07
    Review date: 10/11/07

    Session II
    Postmark deadline:10/29/07
    Hand-deliver deadline:11/2/07
    Review date: 11/8/07

    Session III
    Postmark deadline: 12/3/07
    Hand-deliver deadline: 12/7/07
    Review date: 12/13/07

    Mail your materials to:

    Second Street Gallery
    115 Second Street, SE
    Charlottesville, VA 22902

    Applicants will be notified within 12 weeks of review date. Final decisions will be made by May 2008.

    REWIND Installation Art Competition

    Deadline: September 24, 2007 (POSTMARK)

    REWIND Installation Art Competition
    New Century Chamber Orchestra
    San Francisco, CA
    January 19, 2008

    The NCCO is seeking installation art for REWIND, a visionary concert on January 19, 2008.

    REWIND: What is it?

    From the moment you enter the hall, you’ll know you’re in for something different. REWIND is a continuous visual and sonic experience from beginning to end. It's a journey through time and through the mind. REWIND will showcase internationally-renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, as well as the New Century Chamber Orchestra, a chamber orchestra conducted by REWIND Artistic Director Paul Haas.

    To Enter:

    The NCCO's Installation Art Competition is open to artists who live within 60 miles of San Francisco. If you would like to enter, please send us (1) your resume, (2) your portfolio (slides or CD), (3) a project proposal with artist statement, and (4) a sketch of what your piece will look like upon completion. Entry materials should be mailed to the address below.

    Please consider the following points when conceiving your artwork:

    Physical space. The concert will be held in the YBCA’s Forum, a large, open square space roughly 75 feet long/wide and nearly 30 feet tall. Between 300 and 500 black chairs will be arranged around a 30’ by 20’ performance space where the Orchestra will perform. There are side balconies from which musicians will also perform. We recommend that you consider visiting the Forum, or even simply looking at the Forum space through its windows adjacent to the Yerba Buena Gardens located on Mission street between third and fourth streets. Additionally, a detailed spec sheet of the Forum can be found here: http://www.ybca.org/facility/docs/forum/forum_tech_spec07.pdf.

    Footprint. Given the performance space requirements, the presence of seating throughout the Forum, and the need to maintain entrance and egress paths to comply with fire regulations, artwork that rests on the ground should be designed to take up as little floor space as possible, or to occupy floor space directly adjacent to the four walls of the Forum. That said, given the height of the Forum, we encourage works to be vertical in nature.

    Height and Suspension. The tension grid and overhead setup of the YBCA Forum permit the hanging of works of art above the space, allowing for unique and dramatic possibilities while taking up no floor space. While staff from the YBCA are required to participate in the installation of any hanging art due to house Union rules, this option may present the greatest creative opportunities for the successful artist. We strongly recommend that artwork be designed to be relatively lightweight so as not to overly strain the suspension abilities of the Forum.

    Installation. It is recommended that artwork be relatively easy to install and remove. YBCA staff will conduct the installation, and artists are required to be present for, and active in the installation and removal process. Adequate time will be scheduled to install and strike art; please describe this process in your project proposal.

    Lines of Sight. Regardless of how art is installed or its size, it is imperative that works of art do not impede the lines of sight between the orchestra and audience or between musicians themselves (including those performing along the balconies in the Forum). We recommend that for suspended or otherwise “floating” art work that there be at least eight feet between the bottom of any art and the floor of the Forum.

    Audio-Visual components. While we do not envision the nature of this artwork to be solely video based, we are open to video being a component of an artist’s concept. However, under no circumstances can sound art be permitted, either with or without accompanying video. Any video component should not disproportionately take attention away from the orchestra performance during the concert.

    Lighting. Light art in a variety of forms is welcome. Additionally, the YBCA Forum has comprehensive lighting capabilities, which the successful artist may wish to take advantage of to highlight, or as a component, of their work. To take advantage of lighting operated by the YBCA Forum, please submit these plans and needs with your proposal in as much detail as possible. Light art should not distract from the stage lighting needed by the Orchestra to perform. Also, please avoid strobe lighting or similar effects which may be distracting or medically dangerous to the audience.


    New Century Chamber Orchestra
    Attn: Installation Art Competition
    665 3rd Street, Suite 200
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    (p) 415.357.1111
    (f) 415.357.1101
    (e) pmonroe@ncco.org


    All entries must be postmarked by Monday, September 24, 2007. Winner will be notified by late October 2007.

    Winner will receive:
    Up to $3,000 for materials plus a $1,000 stipend
    Installation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum on January 19, 2008
    Opportunities to have his or her art shown in other San Francisco venues before and after the concert.

    For full program and location details, click here.

    SURTEX Student Design Competition

    Registration Deadline: October 31, 2007

    International Student Design Competition
    SURTEX: May 18-20, 2008

    Visit the website: http://www.surtex.com/showinfo/isdc.html

    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 2008 Student Design Competition.

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

    Apparel/Personal Accessories
    Commercial Interior
    Home Elements
    Stationery/Paper Products/Craft

    We encourage you to be creative, inventive and dramatic as you develop your concept. A successful entry will be comprised of a coordinated design collection rendered on products that relate to each other within your chosen category. 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:

    Apparel/Personal Accessories :
    Personal Accessories (scarves, hats, shoes, belts, i-pod covers, handbags & wallets)

    Commercial Interior :
    Retail/Office (furniture, upholstery, floor and wall coverings, & decorative accessories)
    Restaurant/Hotel/Spa (furniture, upholstery, floor and wall coverings, tabletop & linens)

    Home Elements :
    Elements for any interior room:
    Bedroom (sheets, comforters, curtains & floor and wall coverings)
    Dining (table cloths, dinnerware & wall coverings
    Home Office (desk accessories, upholstery, floor and wall coverings & curtains)
    Elements for any exterior room (patio furniture, seat cushions, awnings, table umbrellas & floor coverings)

    Stationary/Paper Products/Craft:
    Celebration (invitations, gift bags, wrapping paper, paper plates & napkins)
    Personal (journals, note cards, writing paper, boxes & photo albums)
    Craft (scrapbooking paper, stickers, rubberstamps, quilting fabrics)

    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.


    Please click here to enter yourself or your school and student(s) by October 31, 2007.

    1. Have your instructor/professor register you and your school by October 31, 2007.
    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
    Alessia Adler
    George Little Management, LLC
    Ten Bank Street
    White Plains, NY 10606-1954 USA

    Deadline to receive entries: January 31, 2008

    Note: If you would like entries returned, please provide a FedEx, DHL or credit card information including name, account number and expiration date when registering on-line.

    Please click here to download a copy of the Official Entry Form.

    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

    Alleghany Craft Network (ACN) Exhibition

    Deadline: May 15, 2008

    Alleghany Craft Network (ACN) Exhibition
    Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV) Gallery
    July 17, 2008 through September 4, 2008
    Opening Reception: July 19, 2008 from 2-4pm

    Visit the website: http://artisanscenterofvirginia.org/network/acn/exhibit.shtml

    A special exhibition concerning the Alleghany Craft Network (ACN) is open to only those artisans located in Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Craig, Highland, Roanoke, Rockbridge and Rockingham county regions.

    The Exhibition will be held in the recently refurbished 3,500 square foot gallery

    Restrictions apply: The grant focus is on the rural areas of nine counties. Entries will not be accepted from artisans residing within the city limits of Harrisonburg, Roanoke or Salem.

    Submissions must be original in design and should be recent work completed in the last 2 years. “Heritage Craft or Reproductions” will be considered if information can be provided as to source and inspiration. Examples: traditional or ethnic quilt patterns, furniture designs, etc.

    Up to three submissions will be accepted. Slides & Digital Images accepted.

    Awards: Three $100 awards will be presented for Superior Craftsmanship

    Jurors: Michael Dowell Executive Director - Artisans Center of Virginia
    Elizabeth Moss Director of Programs and Exhibitions - Artisans Center of Virginia

    Entry rules: All entries must be “show ready” and complete. The sales commission rate is 60% artist-40% gallery. All work should be for sale and is insured while on the premises for 60% of the retail price.

    For complete details and the application download the Prospectus/application

    Liz Moss

    The Artisans Center of Virginia

    Deadline: July 1, 2008 at midnight

    The Artisans Center of Virginia
    Information Network for artisans and craft venues located in the rural areas of the following counties: Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Craig, Highland, Roanoke, Rockbridge and Rockingham.

    The Artisans Center of Virginia, the state's official center for craft has received a grant to create an information network concerning the rural areas of the nine counties listed above.

    To apply send contact information and one optional image per submission. It's free!

    The information once compiled will be shared at this web site to encourage the public to seek out artisans and craft venues in the area. Membership in Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV) is encouraged, but not required to participate in this special program.

    A business conference and a special exhibition will occur in the near future.

    Submissions are being processed now. New listings will be published periodically starting in May/June 2007. Apply now to become part of the Alleghany Craft Network (ACN).

    Get Connected!
    Gain free visibility!
    Attend a business conference!
    Discuss the state of craft in your area face-to-face!
    Apply for a special exhibition at Virginia's official craft gallery!

    Closing deadline for receipt of all material is: Midnight, July 1, 2008.

    Visit the website for complete details: http://artisanscenterofvirginia.org/network/acn/index_1.shtml

    Please direct questions pertaining to this special project to:

    Stephen A. Clerico, Coordinator
    Alleghany Craft Network
    P.O. Box 192
    Free Union, VA 22940

    A Festival of Machine Embroidered Quilts Competition

    Deadline: 10.00am on Monday 12th November 2007

    A Festival of Machine Embroidered Quilts
    presented by The Guild of Machine Embroidery & Flair Magazine

    Visit the website: A Festival of Machine Embroidered Quilts
    Download the entry form by clicking here
    Please read the Terms and Conditions

    All quilts must contain at least 20% machine embroidery. This can take the form of one ora combination of, your own computerised designs, commercial computerised designs, machine appliqué or machine built in stitches. The basis of the quilt must be of three layers, front, wadding and backing, held together by machine quilting.

    Entries must be above 48inches x 48 inches (120cm x 120cm) in size.
    Entries must be in good condition.
    Soiled or worn entries will not be accepted.

    Entries must have a label sewn onto the back stating your name, address and the title of the quilt. Quilts must be able to be folded, and any with very fragile embellishments, or requiring special hanging or framing techniques will not be accepted. Entries must have a rod pocket for hanging, no less than 4 inches (10cm) deep, and as wide as the quilt. Credit must be given to the designer of any computerised design used.

    Entry is open to all UK residents, except the staff and immediate families of the participating Companies.

    Entries must be accompanied by an entry form with all fields filled in. Each entry must have a separate entry form.

    Entries will be judged on design, colour,binding, quilting and overall effect. Prizes will be awarded to First, Second, Third and Fourth, plus five runners up.

    Entries must be available to be displayed at the Stitch and Creative Craft Shows during Spring 2008.

    The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

    Entries must be sent by recorded delivery to:

    Flair Magazine
    83 Cowick Lane,
    EX2 9HG

    Sunday, September 16, 2007

    WIDGETS! Get your WIDGETS here!

    Fiber Art Calls for Entry strives to be a resource for artists who work in the broadly defined medium of fiber.

    We post exhibition and curatorial opportunities; residencies and workshops. We also post competitions and publishing opportunities.

    Our focus is fiber but the resources are available for all artists.

    Fiber Art Calls for Entry is now available as a widget from Widgetbox.com for your blog or website.

    The widget comes in two adjustable sizes and can be customized by color. It installs on typepad, blogger, google, netvibes, pageflakes, myspace, facebook, and more.

    Get it here: http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/fiber-art-calls-for-entry

    Saturday, September 15, 2007

    Art Craft Design Culture
    Applications are NOW OPEN

    Deadline: October 3, 2007 at 11:59 p.m.

    FALL 2007


    Art Craft Design Culture
    Exhibition and Sale

    October 20-21, 2007

    Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    The Rotunda
    4014 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA


    Art Craft Design Culture is a showcase of creativity. Featuring HANDMADE, well-designed and well-crafted limited edition and one of a kind works, this juried exhibition brings the artists and the public together in a vibrant accessible atmosphere.


    Art Craft Design Culture is open to all artists who produce work in 2D and 3D media. We are looking for well-made work produced solely by the artist or under the artist’s direct supervision. Mass produced and commercially made goods will not be accepted. Items made from kits are not permissible.

    Independent artists, artist groups and established partnerships are eligible to apply.

    Thé Event Organizers recognize that many artists create work in a variety of media. We respect the cross-pollination of disciplines therefore exhibitors are allowed to present Handmade objects in up to three categories.

    The categories:

    Art Toys (includes Dolls, Games, Puzzles, etc.), Book Arts, Ceramics, Drawings/Illustrations, Fashion Accessories, Fibers/Textiles (Decorative), Fibers/Textiles (Wearable), Home Accessories/ Housewares, Jewelry (Metal & Non-Metal), Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Paper Arts/Paper Goods, Prints (Hand Screened/Hand Pulled ONLY), Sculpture, Wood, OTHER.

    Note: OTHER is work that does not fit neatly into the established categories. However, commercial and digital prints, photography and video media can not be accepted.

    Art Craft Design Culture shall accept up to 40 exhibitors. Selections are made by jury and are based on quality and originality of the work.


    The Jury: To Be Announced (TBA)


    There is no fee to apply to Art Craft Design Culture. However, booth fees are required and are payable by October 10, 2007 upon notice of acceptance.

    All Booth spaces are 5’ x 5’ and are available at a rate $100.00 for the ENTIRE weekend. Participants may purchase two spaces if needed.

    Independent artists are permitted to share a booth. However, each artist must submit an application and full booth fees still apply.

    Participation extends beyond the show... Exhibitors get a link to their website/blog/etsy from THE EXHIBITORS page and a space in the Online Shop.

    Added bonus: The show is being during HOMECOMING WEEKEND. The campus will be teeming with people!

    Go to the website to Apply Now!


    Tuesday, September 11, 2007

    Spend on Trend

    Deadline: December 1, 2007

    Spend on Trend
    Collective Show and Sale
    February 8th, 9th and 10th, 2008
    Heritage Hall, Vancouver

    Visit the website: http://www.spendontrend.com/theshow.html

    Spend on Trend is an event that celebrates Vancouver's and all of Canada's design talent.

    Heritage Hall on Main Street, a district that has been highly acclaimed in recent years as Vancouver's style central, is the most fabulous venue for this event, now in it's fifth year.

    With twenty to thirty exciting Canadian labels in attendance, Spend on Trend is supported by Vancouver boutiques and has been featured in local and National newspapers and magazines, and on radio and television.

    We welcome all Canadian designers to apply though space is limited.

    Please complete the application form and return with payment. Applications are due by December 1st, 2007. Space is limited. No booth will be reserved without a 50% deposit.

    Click on this link to download the form >> SOT Application Form February 2008[pdf]

    Day of Remembrance

    In Remembrance of all those who lost their lives during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

    Day of Remembrance

    Image found at the website of the Portage County Public Library: http://library.uwsp.edu

    Sunday, September 09, 2007


    Deadline: October 1, 2007

    December 1, 2007
    2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


    IndieSacramento is Sacramento's largest indie/alternative craft fair. This December will be the first annual show but if it's successful we would love to make it semi-annual or even quarterly.

    The purpose behind IndieSacramento is to help spread the word about locally owned businesses and to help Sacramento gain the reputation it deserves as an art, craft, and fashion mecca.

    Applications for the December 2007 IndieSacramento are here! Spaces are limited and therefore the show will be juried. Vendors will be limited to handmade items only. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please fill out the application form, no later than October 1st, 2007 at midnight (pacific standard time). Applicants will be notified by October 7, 2007. Application fees will be due by October 14st, 2007 and are non-refundable (though they are transferable if you can find a suitable replacement).

    Booth Fees:
    $50 for a 5x5 spot. The booth will have aisleways on 2 sides.
    $65 for a 6x6 spot. The booth will have aisleways on 2 sides.
    $100 for a 10x10 spot. The booth will have aisleways on 2 sides.

    IndieSacramento is also accepting application for exhibitors. Please see the sponsorship page for exhibition opportunities and prices.

    Application Form

    IndieSacramento is presented by the Sacramento Craft Mafia — a group of local crafters who are on a mission to put Sacramento on the map as the capitol of crafts.

    Embroidery Magazine

    Deadline: Ongoing

    Embroidery Magazine
    Visit the website: http://embroidery.embroiderersguild.com/info/contributors.htm

    Embroidery welcomes editorial submissions. The best way to submit articles and story pitches is via e-mail to the Editor, writing the words 'Editorial Submission', following by your subject in the subject line of the email.

    If you wish to contribute to Embroidery magazine, please spend some time familiarising yourself with our features and consider our tone. We aim for a mix of informative and inspiring reading related to textiles and embroidery.

    Editorial submissions
    If you have an idea that you would like to share with us, please send an outline of your feature idea in plain text in the body of your email, rather than as an attached file, as we may not be able to read the format. Please describe the feature, outlining the main points and how you will tackle your subject. The maximum word length we publish is 1,000 words but we reserve the right to edit all final submissions.

    Also tell us a little about yourself - your experience and background as a writer, or your qualifications for writing a particular story. If you have clips you can send us via email, or web addresses of pages that showcase your writing, please send us a representative sampling (no more than three or four, please).

    We will consider submissions by novice writers; please note articles should be written for a general, intelligent reader, who does not know the subject's work. You should avoid jargon, personal theoretical digressions and excessive endnotes. You should aim for your piece to be intelligent, interesting, and readable and not about 'you' (the author) but about your subject.
    All final submitted work must be the original work of the author, and any references to previously published material should be included in full along with the final text.

    A note on deadlines
    Please note that we work at least three months in advance of the publication date and often commission earlier so we can't preview (or write a news story or list) an exhibition starting next week, or even next month (particularly true for exhibitions that are open for short periods) although we will list you on our website.

    Pictures speak louder than words!
    Good images can make the difference between commissioning, and not commissioning your piece. Before commissioning, we must be assured that publishing-quality images are available, and that we can obtain written copyright clearance. If we like your idea, we will ask you to send hi-res digital images or transparencies to us for consideration (see image guidelines below). Please always include a SAE for the return of any images, copy etc., included in your proposal.

    Image guidelines
    Digital images should be a minimum of 300dpi, saved as tifs or jpgs, at a (minimum) final print size of A4 for features, or A5 for listings and news. Do not manipulate or edit your picture using photo-editing software whatsoever: our graphic designer will prepare images for print.
    We also accept transparencies (not negatives), which we will return.

    A final word...
    We do our best to respond to all inquiries, but be aware that we are sometimes inundated. If you have not heard back from us after four weeks, please assume that we will not be able to use your idea or submission.

    PO Box 42B
    East Molesey
    Great Britain KT8 9BB

    Tel: 020 8943 1229, international +44 20 8943 1229
    Fax: 020 8977 9882, international +44 20 8977 9882

    Editor's email Joanne Hall

    Stitch & Craft

    Deadline: Unspecified

    Stitch & Craft
    March 27-30, 2008
    Olympia, London

    Interested in exhibiting your product to a huge captive audience? Whether you're an artist or designer. a retail outlet or a manufacturer we have a package to suit you!
    Stand prices vary between shows, but the earlier you book, the cheaper your stand.

    Stands come complete with standard shell-scheme, carpet and fascia board. The smallest stand is 2m by 2m, but feel free to go as large as you wish! Payment methods are flexible to suit your needs.

    If you are interested call Rhonda on 020 8692 2299 or visit the website for more information: http://www.twistedthread.com/exhibit.asp

    Festival of Quilts

    Deadline: Unspecified

    Festival of Quilts
    AUGUST 14-17, 2008
    Birmingham, NEC

    Interested in exhibiting your product to a huge captive audience? Whether you're an artist or designer. a retail outlet or a manufacturer we have a package to suit you!
    Stand prices vary between shows, but the earlier you book, the cheaper your stand.

    Stands come complete with standard shell-scheme, carpet and fascia board. The smallest stand is 2m by 2m, but feel free to go as large as you wish! Payment methods are flexible to suit your needs.

    If you are interested call Rhonda on 020 8692 2299 or visit the website for more information: http://www.twistedthread.com/exhibit.asp

    Knitting Magazine

    Deadline: Ongoing

    Knitting Magazine

    Visit the website

    Knitting Designers

    We are looking for talented designers and knitters who can keep our publication at the forefront of the knitting world.

    If your designs are modern, forward thinking, unusual, interesting, complicated, beautifully simple, pretty, or traditional please write or email the editor with your portfolio of recent work.

    If we like the look of your ideas, we will ask to see a sample of your previous work and then we’ll discuss scheduling, yarns and colours suitable for the season or design.

    Feature Writers

    We want your interesting articles about all aspects of the knitting process, from the farmed animal or plant, through spinning and dyeing to designer profiles and successful businesses based on knitwear, or any of the above.

    GMC cannot accept liability for the loss or damage of unsolicited material.

    For more information contact the editor: Kate Taylor, KateT@thegmcgroup.com

    LittleBird Gallery Submissions

    Deadline: Unspecified

    LittleBird Gallery
    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 5:00
    Sunday-Monday By Appointment Only

    Phone: 323-662-1092
    Director - mylissa@littlebirdgallery.com


    LittleBird Gallery is dedicated to promoting and developing the work of emerging and under recognized artists. Because we are a small gallery we are able to focus more on the artist as an individual, offering guidance in building a career in an environment without constraints or censorship.

    Please provide a detailed description of your show concept, including the medium, estimated number of works,approximate size and all elements to be included in the show. Please do not submit a proposal for work that has been previously shown in the Los Angles area.

    MATERIALS: The following materials are accepted for submissions

    5-10 slides of the work you are proposing for the show. Or examples of current work. Copies of photographs,transparencies and CD's are also accepted (Jpeg images only). Please include Title of work,Date created, Size and Medium.

    Current artist statement

    Current resume, press or any other pertinent information regarding yourself or art.

    All submissions will be reviewed by a committee.

    Please submit all proposals and submissions to:

    LittleBird Gallery
    3195 Glendale Blvd.
    Los Angeles, California 90039

    Visit the website for complete details: http://www.littlebirdgallery.com/submissions.htm

    Thursday, September 06, 2007

    The Handmade Market

    Deadline: September 23, 2007

    The Handmade Market
    November 3, 2007
    downtown Raleigh, NC

    Call for Vendors: The Handmade Market on Nov. 3rd

    We’re now accepting applications for The Handmade Market on November 3rd in downtown Raleigh, NC.

    If you are an independent designer, artist, or crafter who is interested in submitting an application to be considered for participation in the show, read our guidelines then submit an application.

    The application deadline is September 23rd. Late applications will not be accepted, so submit yours today!

    Event Details

    Saturday, November 3rd
    11 am until 5 pm
    117 S. West St in downtown Raleigh

    Shop Raleigh, NC’s The Handmade Market for fine art, apparel, jewelry, accessories, housewares, paper goods, and more from a selection of the best and brightest independent designers, artists, and crafters from NC and beyond.

    Whether you’re shopping for a holiday gift for a friend or family member, or you’re looking to treat yourself to something special, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for (and more!) at The Handmade Market.

    The Handmade Market is produced by The Handmaidens, a North Carolina collective of nine artists and designers.

    The Handmaidens
    c/o india*romeo
    P.O. Box 40754
    Raleigh, NC 27629
    Website: http://www.thehandmaidens.com
    The Handmade Market's website: http://www.thehandmademarket.com

    Monday, September 03, 2007

    Be On DIY

    DIY Network Television
    Via DIY

    Want to show off a do-it-yourself project?

    Submit your project and we may feature you in our new web series "DIY Women."

    Are you saw-savvy? The self-proclaimed queen of crafts? If you're a women with a do-it-yourself project you'd like to show off, then we want to hear about it. You might see yourself featured in an upcoming article as part of our new monthly series, "DIY Women"!

    E-mail us at: womenofdiy@diynetwork.com

    Be On Home & Garden Television

    Be On HGTV
    via HGTV

    Are you a great designer? Be a part of Design Star season three!
    Deadline: October 31, 2007 (POSTMARK)

    Do you think you have what it takes to host your own series on HGTV? Would you love the challenge of competing in a design-based reality show? Here's your chance to be on Design Star!

    HGTV Design Star is an on-air competition to name the network's next star. In each of the nine episodes, approximately 10 finalists will compete in design-based challenges with one to two designers being eliminated each week. The contestants will be narrowed to the final two and the winner will be chosen by our viewers and announced in the final episode of the series.


    Calling all undiscovered crafters!
    That's Clever!

    HGTV is looking for fun and charismatic independent crafters to profile on our brand new show, That's Clever! (formerly Crafters Coast to Coast). If you have a special talent for creating cool and unique items that have your friends and family raving, then you just might be the perfect candidate for our show.


    Chronicle Books

    Chronicle Books LLC


    Chronicle Books LLC specializes in high-quality, reasonably priced books for adults and children. We publishes approximately 175 books a year. Our titles include best-selling cookbooks; fine art, design, photography, and architecture titles; full-color nature books; award-winning poetry and literary fiction; regional and international travel guides; and gift and stationery items. We accept unsolicited manuscripts in each of these subject areas. To gain a better understanding of our publishing program, please examine our books in a bookstore, library, a Chronicle Books catalog, or explore our web site.

    Use the links to find submissions guidelines for the appropriate department:

    Adult Trade Submissions
    Children's Book Submissions
    Gift Department Submissions
    Design Submissions

    PLEASE NOTE: These guidelines are for informational purposes only and do not constitute a solicitation of any manuscript, artwork, transparencies, or other material. Submission of any unsolicited materials shall be done at the author/illustrator’s own risk of loss or damage.


    If you are interested in having your design, illustration, or photography work considered for use in our books; please send a few nonreturnable tear sheets or samples (color copies are fine), postmarked with your name, address, and phone number to PORTFOLIO REVIEW. We will keep the samples in our reference files.

    If you wish to send original art, slides, or photographs, you must include a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) in order for the items to be returned. Please understand that you do this at your own risk, as we accept no liability for unsolicited materials lost or damaged in transit, or on our premises.

    If we have a suitable project for your talents, we will contact you at that time to review your portfolio.

    We review samples and portfolios the third Monday of every month. We appreciate samples we can keep, so we have them for reference. Arrange to have your work here by noon on Monday. If you are dropping off a portfolio at the front desk, please bring it in on Monday and pick it up on Tuesday. If you are sending something from outside of San Francisco to be reviewed, you need to include a FedEx number/slip, UPS slip, or pre-paid postage so we can return it to you. Please address to PORTFOLIO REVIEW.

    When mailing or shipping, please address your samples to:

    Chronicle Books
    ATTN: Portfolio Review *
    680 Second Street
    San Francisco, California 94107

    (* Indicate whether your portfolio is intended for our Adult Trade, Children's or Gift divisions)

    Please address your design department employment inquiries (cover letter, resume, and samples) to:

    Creative Director
    Chronicle Books
    680 Second Street
    San Francisco, California 94107

    For more information call the design information hotline at: 415-537-4424.
    Also please keep in mind, as we receive a great many submissions daily, responding personally to each one is not feasible. However, we do appreciate your interest in Chronicle Books.

    Design Guidelines in PDF format

    Advice from HGTV: Publishing A Project -- Krause Publications

    Publishing A Project
    via Carol Duvall Show : Episode CDS-1041

    Julie Stephani of Krause Publications found that selling an idea can be just as successful as selling a craft. She joins host Carol Duvall in studio to give tips on how to get a craft design published.

    Starting out as a crafter, Stephani became primarily a designer. "I didn't want to make 100 of something," she says, "so I thought, 'well, I'll just sell the idea.' " Stephani found it much easier to make one of a particular craft, write the instructions and get them published.

    Below are some steps Stephani recommends to publish craft "how-to" guides:

    Be sure that the craft is creative and original.

    To write the instructions for the craft, list all the materials and tools used to make the craft, keep the steps for assembly in chronological order, and use specifics in describing the assembly (such as the particular type of glue used, how many teaspoons of glitter used, etc.).

    Research publications to find out which ones solicit craft instructions.

    Request submission guidelines from the publication.

    Following the publisher's guidelines submit the craft design and instructions.

    Stephani suggests that when submitting a craft design for publication, only submit it to one publication at a time. Most publications have a phone number to call to request submission guidelines. In general, books and magazines require a designer to send a photo of the craft, instructions, and a brief letter to introduce the project. Stephani also suggests that if the project is smaller than the size of a fist, the designer should consider sending in a sample of the craft.

    Once a publication accepts the craft, expect negotiation to lead to a contract as well as pay. Stephani says one of the best ways to learn how to negotiate is to join an association such as the Society of Craft Designers. "You'll find all kinds of designers that have already had all this experience and are willing to share their information," she says.


    Julie Stephani
    Designer for Krause Publications
    c/o Krause Publications
    700 E. State St.
    Iola, WI 54990-0001
    Phone: 715-445-2214
    Toll Free Phone: 800-258-0929
    Fax: 715-445-4087
    Email: info@krause.com
    URL: http://www.krause.com/

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    C & T Publishing

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    C& T Publishing invites you to submit a manuscript proposal.

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    Lark Books

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    Follow the links described below to learn how you might contribute to an upcoming Lark Books publication.

    Are you an experienced artist or crafter who enjoys making beautiful, unique objects? Click on Project Designers.

    Are you an artist/crafter who'd like to submit color slides of your work to be included in upcoming Lark publications? Click on Artist Submissions.

    Are you a seasoned or new writer with substantial expertise in an art or craft - or an expert who could be a co-author or creative consultant? Click on Author Guidelines.