Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Creative Knitting Magazine

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

Creative Knitting Magazine
Submission Guidelines

Creative Knitting is published every other month by DRG.

To receive an editorial calendar, contact

Submission guidelines [pdf]


Creative Knitting

EDITOR: Bobbie Matela, (760) 597-4801 ext. 129,
SENIOR EDITOR: Kathy Wesley, (760) 597-4801 ext. 127,
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Mary Ann Frits, (760) 597-4801 ext. 139,
Beth Camera, (760) 597-4801 ext. 125,
Cathy Reef, (260) 589-4000, ext. 347,

General Information (truncated information--view complete guidelines)

Creative Knitting is a full-color, 100-page bimonthly magazine published by House of White Birches (DRG).

Project submissions or manuscripts:

• Send (1) proposal sketch with swatches; (2) your completed project; or (3) photo (digital photos or scans may be emailed). All designs must be original and not previously published.

• Be sure to label everything with your name and address. Keep a copy of all materials. Project review: Knitting reviews are held six times a year for the magazine. Check the editorial calendar for dates. These projects are seasonal. Design topics and suggestions are sent to knitters in our database. They can also be requested.

Contracts and payment

Average fees range from $50 to $550. Because all rights to designs are purchased, unless otherwise arranged, designers should not sell the purchased design or one very similar to it to another publisher.

Questions, contact Bobbie Matela.
Question about the status of a design, contact Mary Ann Frits.
Question about pattern writing, contact Kathy Wesley.

See these posts for additional DRG publications and publishing opportunities:
House of White Birches (HWB) Quilting Publications
DRG Crochet Publications

Living with Beauty: Handwoven Textiles for the Home

Deadline: December 15, 2007 (POSTMARK)

Living with Beauty: Handwoven Textiles for the Home

Hagnauer Gallery, Business of Art Center
Manitou Springs, Colorado
June 13 – July 26, 2008

Textile artists are invited to enter an international juried exhibit specifically focusing on fine handweaving for the home. Weavers today are communicating their vision, mood and hand with work that fills our homes with color, texture, space and light.


Open to U.S. and International Artists.

Entries must be handwoven by the artist for use in the home interior, be of original design, and be finished objects (not yardage). Traditional and non-traditional fibers, structures, and designs may be used to weave both decorative and utilitarian textiles, including but not limited to wall pieces, rugs, table linens, towels, and baskets.

All items must be woven by hand. This includes loom and off-loom woven textiles and items made with basketry techniques. Other fiber techniques may be incorporated, as long as the major portion of the work is handwoven.

Entries must have been completed within the last 2 years, not executed under supervision or using a kit, and not previously exhibited.

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions


Betsy Blumenthal, Textile artist

Entry and Fees

Each artist may submit up to three entries. The fee is $15.00 for each entry and is non-refundable.

Artists must submit two (2) images per entry. One image must be a full view, and the other must be a detail. Either 35-mm slides which will fit a standard projector or digital images in JPEG format may be submitted.


At the juror’s discretion, award presentations include:

$4000 in total cash awards for Best in Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place from
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild
American Tapestry Alliance Award for Excellence in Tapestry
Complex Weavers Award
Handweavers Guild of America Award
Handwoven magazine’s Weaving for the Home Award and $100 cash
Surface Design Association Award of Excellence


This exhibit is jointly sponsored by the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild and the Business of Art Center. The Business of Art Center is a non-profit organization whose goals include facilitating the development of artistic and business skills of artists and increasing the public’s knowledge related to art. The Business of Art Center is a venue for contemporary art and craft exhibits and is located in the historical town of Manitou Springs, Colorado.


Click Here for Printable Prospectus

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions

New Fibers 2008

Deadline: January 2, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Fiber Arts Network of Michigan
New Fibers 2008
May 6 to July 24, 2008

The New Fibers exhibitions seek to exhibit contemporary fiber art in a broad range of forms, from textiles rooted in traditional processes and materials, to sculpture, conceptual, and installation art. We particularly invite non-traditional fiber art.


Participation is open to all artists 18 years and older, living in the United States. Current work (that completed after December 2005) created in all fiber media and/or using fiber techniques is eligible for inclusion. Excepted work cannot have been previously exhibited at the Eastern Michigan University Art Gallery or at the Bonifas Fine Arts Center.


Patricia Malarcher, Editor, Surface Design Journal


FAN plans to present first, second, and third place awards. The top award will be $1000.

Entry Procedure

An artist may submit up to three works. Include two slides or high-resolution digital images for each piece (one full view and one detail). Image quality may influence the juror’s decision. Each work should be represented by clearly focused, well-lit images that accurately reflect the work submitted. Your images of accepted work will be reproduced in the catalog and used for publicity.

Entry Fee

$30 for up to three works; FAN member entry fee $25
We’d like to encourage you to join FAN, so you’ll be eligible for the discounted rate, if you join at the time of entry. Dues are $25 per year.

Conditions for Accepted Work

Work must be ready to display with any necessary display instructions included. Work must be available for the entire exhibit. FAN reserves the right to return work which differs significantly from the image presented to the juror. FAN reserves the right to used images of accepted work for publicity, documentation, and educational purposes. Slides and CDs of accepted work will become the property of FAN.


FAN will retain a 40% commission on sales from the exhibit.

For information about membership in FAN, contact:

Marla Smith at 734.665.0703 or

Complete Details and Entry Form

Available on the website: Copy and Print Entry Form or

Via download: New Fibers 2008 Entry Form [pdf]

The exhibit opens at the University Art Gallery of Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti and will travel to the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba, Michigan.

The Fiber Arts Network of Michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the fiber arts and sharing news of fiber arts activities among its members. FAN publishes a quarterly newsletter, sponsors an annual networking meeting with a featured speaker, and organizes these biennial exhibits.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

UK Hand Knitting Artist Registry

Deadline: Ongoing

Knitting Artist Registry - The only site dedicated to the promotion of Hand Knitting

If you are a 'Knitting Artist' living in the UK and would like to be included, please send at least three images of your work together with a brief synopsis of your work and concepts.

Alternatively, if you know of anyone who you would like to see featured, please let us know.


Anyone can apply to be included on our Knitting Artists page. You need to supply an artist’s statement and up to four images of your own designs. You should have had your work exhibited or be writing for magazines or be a 'Designer-Maker'. To help promote your own work you may be invited to take workshops during National Knitting Week and at other knitting events. We are often approached by Galleries who are looking for knitters to exhibit their work with them.

Click here to send us details.

DRG Crochet Publications

All DRG publications follow very basic guiding principles:

We use the best needlecraft designers in the country.
We focus on patterns with the most popular themes and colors.
We are obsessive about the clearness and accuracy of our instructions.
We use brilliant and creative photography with every pattern.
Our overall mission and goal is to serve needlecrafters by providing a high quality source of exciting and creative designs.

Complete Submission guidelines [pdf file]

2008 DESIGNER GUIDELINES for the following DRG crochet publications:

Crochet! magazine
Editor: Carol Alexander, (260) 589-4000/Ext. 387
E-mail submissions must be sent to

Crochet! is a full-color, 100-page full-size magazine published bimonthly by The Needlecraft Shop, a DRG Publishing company. It is the must-have magazine for crocheters who want chic fashions with easy styling, classic good looks and more plus sizes, eye-catching accessories, quick and easy gift ideas, cute designs for babies and kids, pet lovers’ projects and contemporary home accents. Crochet! also features informative articles on interesting people and events in the crochet world and techniques to help readers improve crochet skills.

To receive an editorial calendar, contact

Visit our Web site at

Annie’s Hooked on Crochet! magazine
Editor: Brenda Stratton, (260) 589-4000/Ext. 381
E-mail submissions must be sent to

Annie’s Hooked on Crochet! is a full-color, 48-page magazine published bi-monthly by Annie’s Attic, a DRG Publishing company. This convenient, digest-size magazine features an enticing variety of designs, focusing on elegant projects for you, your home, family and friends. Occasionally, Annie’s Hooked on Crochet! will also feature a very short informative article on an interesting aspect of the craft of crochet.

Our Web site is:

House of White Birches Hardcover crochet books
Editor: Judy Crow, (903) 636-2233/Ext. 6628

The House of White Birches, a DRG Publishing company, publishes two hardcover crochet books per year. These books feature the work of many talented designers, including numerous well-known and leading names in the field of crochet design. Reviews are held periodically, and letters requesting specific designs are sent out for each book.

The Needlecraft Shop Hardcover crochet books
Editor: Judy Crow, (903) 636-2233/Ext. 6628

The Needlecraft Shop, a DRG Publishing company, publishes two hardcover crochet books per year. These books feature the work of many talented designers, including numerous well-known and leading names in the field of crochet design. Reviews are held periodically, and letters requesting specific designs are sent out for each book.

Annie’s Attic pattern books
Editor: Ann White, (903) 636-2233/Ext. 6626

Annie's Attic is America's premier source for innovative and classic designs. If you have ideas for crochet patterns or techniques that you feel meet this criteria, please contact Ann White at Annie's Attic, 111 Corporate Drive, Big Sandy, TX 75755 or e-mail her.

Submission Guidelines (truncated see pdf for complete instructions)

Design submissions:

1. All designs must be original, not previously published, and not under review with any other company or editor, even within DRG Publishing Group. Choose the publication you feel is best for your design and submit it only to that editor for their review. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

2. Send your submission as: (1) proposal sketch with swatches; (2) finished design(s); or (3) photo. Please be sure to send and present your submissions with care so they are seen in the best possible light. Please write a few sentences to tell us about your design’s special features and what inspired you to create it.

3. Please include: a check or money order for return shipping, product labels for all materials used in your design(s) and, for finished designs, typed instructions with all necessary charts and graphs; it is not necessary to include the completed instructions for design(s) submitted as photos, sketches or swatches at this time.

E-mail, photo or swatch submissions:
To eliminate postage concerns, we recommend e-mail submissions for unsolicited designs.

1. Only send your images in the jpg, gif or pdf format. Files sent in any format other than jpg, gif or pdf will be automatically rejected.

2. Please keep in mind that image quality of e-mail and photo submissions is important. There is a 2 MB limit.

3. Design proposals should be well-written with a clear description of what the idea is, and include neat swatches and sketches. Your presentation matters.

4. Only submit projects that are, in fact, available; if you wish to submit a design(s) that has been given as a gift, make that information known. When an image of a finished project is sent in, we will assume it is immediately available for publication.

5. We will generally request to see the design(s) in person before accepting it; requesting to see the design(s) does not guarantee acceptance for publication.

Article submissions:

1. Articles submitted to Crochet! magazine should be between 1,000 to 2,000 words in length. Articles submitted to Annie’s Hooked on Crochet! should be between 300-600 words in length.

2. All manuscripts and proposals must be original and not under review with any other company or editor, even within DRG Publishing Group. Please make the editor aware if your article was previously published, even if only First Rights or North American Serial Rights were purchased.

3. If submitting a proposal, please be sure all sources are accurate and you will, in fact, be able to write the piece. For example, if your article depends on an interview, please secure the permission of the subject before submitting your proposal. Your proposal also needs to be well-written with a clear description of your idea; this is a very short introduction to your writing style, so be aware that a poorly written proposal could affect its acceptance.

4. Proposals and manuscripts must be typed in the document (.doc), rich text (.rtf) or text (.txt) format.

5. Include all charts, illustrations or photos necessary for use in the article.

6. Also include a few sentences telling us about your article; why this is something the crochet community would be interested in and what inspired you to write it.

Design and article review:

1. Reviews are held according to the publication’s editorial calendar, which is available upon request. Your submission(s) must be in our offices before the scheduled review date to be considered. If your submission(s) does not arrive in time, or if we deem the submission(s) more fitting for a later issue, it will be held for consideration at the next scheduled review.

2. If we accept your submission(s), we will contact you within two weeks after the review date, if possible.

3. Unaccepted designs will be returned within four weeks after the review date, if possible.

Mailing Addresses

Send magazine and hardcover book submissions to:

DRG Publishing
306 East Parr Road
Berne, IN 46711

Be sure to place the title of the publication you are submitting to on the label and direct the package to the attention of the editor.

Send all pattern book submissions to:

Ann White
Annie's Attic
111 Corporate Drive
Big Sandy, TX 75755

See this post for additional DRG publications and publishing opportunities: House of White Birches (HWB) Quilting Publications

Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) Design Contest

Deadline: June 15, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) Design Contest
July 23 - 27, 2008

Manchester, NH

CGOA announces the call for entries to what we hope will grow and become an annual CGOA Design Contest!

Rules are simple, and this inaugural year, we are not asking for written instructions. Judging will take place at our annual conference in Manchester, NH, July 23 - 27, 2008. Items will be displayed in CGOA’s booth on the Show floor. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Thursday night, July 24, 2008 during the Key Note address. Deadline for entries is June 15, 2008.

CGOA DESIGN CONTEST 2008 - Rules and General Entry Information

Entries will be divided into four categories

  1. Women’s Fashion Garments

  2. Home Decor
    afghans/throws, rugs, doilies, kitchen/dining accessories, Bachelor Pad designs

  3. Baby - all baby related items, including afghans.
    Think sets: sweater/cap/booties, cap/bootie/mitten sets

  4. Accessories
    to include scarf/hat sets, jewelry, handbags

Contest is open to CGOA members only. To become a member join online at or call 740-452-4541.
  • Designs in thread crochet and freeform are encouraged.
    Designs can be made in any current yarn by any manufacturer.

  • Women’s fashions can be made in any size, but since most models are size small, you might want to consider making that size.

  • Baby items to be made in 6- 12 month size.

  • All entries must be original designs. Taking patterns or designs from any other source will disqualify your entry.
    You may get inspiration from any source, but plagiarizing another person’s work will result in your entry being disqualified and ineligible for any cash prize. For example, merely changing the color or a few rows of stitches in another person’s design is not acceptable - your work must be significantly different from any published work.

  • All designs will be judged equally on their design appeal, use of stitches, color, and selection of materials. We will also look at the quality of workmanship, finishing, appearance, and cleanliness. Soiled items and items which are not SMOKE FREE may be returned to the entrant at the discretion of the judge and will not be judged.

One First Place ($300.00)
One Second Place ($200.00)
One Third Place ($100.00)

Winning entry will be chosen from each category. Additionally, there will be a Grand Prize ($1,000.00) awarded to the best design (from all categories).

Those attending the Knit and Crochet Show will have the opportunity to choose an additional prize winner of $100.00 for the People’s Choice Award.

Entry forms and completed items must be received in our office no later than June 15, 2008.

To access the Design Contest entry form, CGOA members must access the · Member’s Only area of this Web site, then go to the Member Benefits option. The form will be the first choice on the Member Benefits menu. Please tag your finished design with your name, address, and phone number.

Send contest entry forms and completed design and instructions to:

CGOA Design Contest
6121 Charlotte Hwy.
York, SC 29745
Email questions to:

Design Contest Description pdf version

Rio Gallery

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

Rio Gallery
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Rio Gallery is located in the grand lobby of the old Rio Grande Depot where the Visual Arts, Public Art, and Artist Resource Center reside. The Rio Gallery was created as a service to Utah artists. It provides a free venue for emerging as well as established artists to gather and educate the community through their artwork.

Rio Gallery
300 South 455 West
Salt Lake City, Utah


The Rio Gallery exhibits group shows featuring artwork by emerging as well as established artists in Utah. For more information, please contact:

Laura Durham
Visual Arts Coordinator
617 E. South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 533-3582

Alice Gallery at Glendinning

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

Alice Gallery at Glendinning
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Alice Gallery at Glendinning is located at the historic Glendinning Mansion in Salt Lake City which also houses the mainoffices of the Utah Arts Council including Individual Artist Services, Arts in Education and the Community/State Partnership program. The gallery is named after Alice Merrill Horne, the founder of the Utah Arts Council. In 1976, the Legislature purchased and renovated the 1883 building for a permanent office and gallery for the Utah Arts Council.

Located in the Utah Arts Council's main offices at the Glendinning Home, the Alice Gallery hosts shows by Utah artists.

Alice Gallery at Glendinning
617 E. South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
Hours: 9:00-5:00 Mon-Fri


If you are interested in showing your artwork at the Alice Gallery, please contact:

Lila Abersold
Visual Arts Coordinator
617 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Writing for Sew News

Deadline: Ongoing
(see editorial calendar for specific dates)

Writing for Sew News

Sew News magazine is a monthly publication devoted to the enthusiastic and creative woman who wants to sew. We provide her with accurate, helpful, step-by-step information for personalizing ready-to-wear and creating original fashions, accessories, gifts and home décor that express her personal style.

What We Want

Articles should teach a specific technique, inspire the reader to try a project, introduce the reader to a new product or company related to sewing, or inform the reader about current fashion and sewing trends. Sew News' primary focus is garment sewing for women, but we also include stories on sewing for men, children and specialty groups like senior citizens, plus sizes, petites and the handicapped. We also cover home décor, soft crafts, machine embroidery, and various fabric embellishment methods, such as stamping, painting, beading and stenciling. Emphasis should always involve sewing, fabrics or notions in some way. Sew News does not normally cover areas like hand weaving, hand needlecrafts, crochet, knitting or macramé. When glue is used in place of sewing, the glue technique should only be a tip or sidebar–not the intended method of construction.


We will contact you and let you know if we are interested (or not) in your query. When an article is accepted, you'll be sent an assignment sheet detailing what is expected of you for the assignment and the intended payment (from $50 to $500, new writers generally $50 to $150, depending on the length and complexity of the subject, and the garment(s), samples, photography, illustrations or sources to be supplied).
All articles, including those specifically assigned, are written "on speculation." All payments will be made upon publication.

In all cases, Sew News reserves the right to edit, rewrite and cut articles where necessary.


Deadlines are established when a story is assigned.


Sew News requires original unpublished content and gives first consideration to those authors. Sew News, as part of CK Media, requires an "all rights" contract to be signed before publication of any article. "All rights" means Sew News purchases complete rights to the manuscript, art and specific project covered in the contract and that the submitted items may not be used in conjunction with any other article in another publication.

These rights apply to specific projects, but not to individual techniques. For example, when a writer signs a Sew News "all rights" contract for an article on a machine-embroidered jacket, he/she may not allow the particulars of that project to be published anywhere else. However, he/she may publish another article on machine embroidery, including an article on a machine-embroidered jacket, as long as it's neither the same jacket nor the same embroidery designs.

How to Submit Story Queries

We have a small staff. Therefore, we request you query by letter or e-mail; do not send finished manuscripts. Your query should consist of a brief outline of the article, a sketch or photo of the intended project, a list of the illustrations or photographs you envision with it, an explanation of why your proposed article would be of interest to the Sew News reader, and why you are qualified to write it. Keep in mind the season and timeliness of your suggestions, remembering that Sew News works on a six-month lead time.

Send your queries to or

Sew News Editor
741 Corporate Circle, Ste. A.,
Golden, CO 80401

The Sew News staff considers queries and makes story assignments continuously. All queries are considered and, within a reasonable amount of time, you'll either receive an assignment, a request to hold the query for further consideration, or a rejection. If more than three months have passed without a reply to your query, feel free to e-mail requesting its status. Direct e-mail questions regarding assignments to Ellen Marchant,

2008 Editorial Calendar: Download the PDF file

Complete guidelines:

Saturday, November 24, 2007

World of WearableArt™

Two Deadlines:
May 1, 2008 (New Zealand) (RECEIVE)
May 9, 2008 (International) (RECEIVE)

World of WearableArt™
Wellington, New Zealand
20 – 30 September 2008

Step into a world where art and the human form combine, where dance, music and lighting tell a story of the body as a canvas; where the lines of fashion and art blur and merge as one…

WOW® is a two hour show held annually in September in Wellington, New Zealand to an audience of 30,000 per season. First shown in 1987, World of WearableArt originally began as a promotion for a rural art gallery in Nelson. Nelson sculptor Suzie Moncrieff had the vision to exhibit art in the form of a live theatrical show – and WOW® has since grown to receive international acclaim.

Designers of WearableArt™ garments are challenged to create something completely original, a garment that has impact on the 40+ metre stage, is impressive up close, is constructed to withstand the movement of individual choreography and has that overall ‘WOW Factor’. Although many entrants to the Montana WOW® Awards are professional artists and designers, there is no requirement that entrants have a fine art qualification, or have won acceptance in their art field before they can put their work forward. The Awards’ ‘non-elitist’ approach appeals to entrants from all walks of life.

WOW® offers the opportunity for designers to experiment with materials and new methods, to push boundaries and think outside the square without commercial expectations or the limits of everyday fashion.

Entry Criteria

Garments are judged on originality, creativity, innovation and construction. All entries will be considered by the judges at the preliminary judging when entries will be selected for inclusion in the show. Entries are modelled.

Judges’ retain the right to move garments to different sections and recommend accessory additions and/or deletions.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Judging is “blind” - the Judges are told the garments name and inspiration not the designer’s name.

Entry Construction Requirements
When designing your work remember it will be exhibited in a fully choreographed performance, therefore ensure:
  • Garment is of sound construction.

  • Hats are fitted and well balanced, strap under chin may be appropriate.

  • Electrical wiring is safe and simple to operate.

  • Garment is safe to wear with no sharp edges.

  • Garment is not excessively heavy.

  • Hot glue, staples, or tape are not relied on to hold materials together.

  • Lacing of garment must withstand quick changes (suggest elastic or velcro).

2008 Special Awards

There are seven sections. Each section (with the exception of the Bizarre Bra® Section) has NZ$8,000 worth of prize money; Section Winner NZ$5,000, Runner Up NZ$2,000, Commended NZ$1,000

HP Children’s Section: Theme ‘Reinvent/Reinterpret the TUTU’

Recreate the theatrical drama of the ballet TUTU turning inventive ideas & interesting materials into a work of art to adorn the body.

Air New Zealand South Pacific Section

Gather inspiration from New Zealand’s rich Maori culture and the traditional cultures of our South Pacific neighbours. Celebrate what it is like to live in New Zealand and the South Pacific –the sea, beach, flora, fauna, birds, insects etc and the wide and wonderful personalities of our unique cultures.

Tourism New Zealand Avant Garde Section

Where art and fashion collide! Create WearableArt™ garments that are revolutionary, extravagant and extrovert, but still stylish and made with skill. Be driven by dreams and fantasies, not commercial reality.

American Express Open Section

This section has no thematic boundaries and gives the designer complete freedom in concept, construction and materials. This section encourages a high degree of originality and innovation.

AT&T Illumination Illusion®: Theme: ‘The Magic of Performance Art’

Gather your inspiration from dance, theatre, puppetry, masks etc and using the magic illusion of UV light to create a garment to perform in and WOW® the audience. For example the body can be the focus by covering it in UV material or it can remain unseen by blacking it out. Use attachments (e.g. black painted kite rod) to float objects out from the body or to achieve the magic of revealing and concealing.

Please note you may use up to three models per entry. Use any UV colour or just plain black and white. Self-lit garments are not permitted in this section. Entries must be made from materials / paints which glow in the dark under UV light – material suggestions: nylon, tulle, elastic, cotton, nylon lycra, acetate lining, UV spray paints etc.

CentrePort ‘Inspired by Architecture’ Section

Explore the connection between fashion & architecture using the body as the landscape. Gather your inspiration from the great architectural guru’s e.g. Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas or Fashion Designers e.g. Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Issey Myake and Gareth Pugh. Look to the ancient world of architecture from Gothic to Greek, or more recently Victorian to Art Deco. Be inspired by the indigenous cultures of the world, or create futuristic architectural concepts still to be built.

Bra® Section

Though normally hidden, the bra has shown itself in past Montana WOW® Awards to have enormous potential for highly creative and witty reinvention. Garments must be bra only and not include accessories. Entry must be a bra that fits the breast, not a bustier. (See brochure for awards in this section).

International Entry Information

WOW® has been delighted to accept designs from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, Singapore, Thailand, India, Israel, Dubai, United Kingdom, United States of America and Japan. WOW® is always excited to welcome international designers and their different techniques, ideas and inspirations.

International entrants are automatically eligible for Wellington International Award which recognises the best international entry – winner receives NZ$5,000.

WOW Entry Kit

Pick up an Entry Kit from:
World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum Nelson, New Zealand

Request an entry form to be emailed to you:

Download the 2008 Entry Kit:
For more information on entering the 2008 Montana WOW® Awards please click here to download a 16 page detailed pdf booklet. (2.2 MB file size)

International Entrants
For more information on entering a garment from outside of New Zealand please click here to download a helpful pdf booklet. (680 KB file size)

How to Enter

After 1st February 2008, go to: and click on ‘Enter WOW®’ to enter online.

World of WearableArt
Ph: (0064 3) 547 0861 or Fax: (0064 3) 547 0324
PO Box 9037, 95 Quarantine Road,
Annesbrook, Nelson, New Zealand

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Utah Artist Registry

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

Public Artist Image Bank
Utah Public Art Program (UPA)

The Utah Public Art Program (UPA) maintains an image bank of Utah artists' work in all visual media that are interested in public art commissions. Resident Utah artists are included in this slide bank for consideration in selected projects and as a resource for architects, corporations, individuals and other agencies seeking artists to create public works. While the image bank is for Utah artists only, most of the Utah Public Art Program projects are open to all artists living in Utah and anywhere in the United States.

The image bank is a valuable tool for locating artists that are interested in public art projects in Utah. The bank is sorted by medium (sculpture, painting, glass, ceramic, multi-media, etc.) Please call us at the Public Art Program to set up an appointment to view the image bank.

For Utah artists interested in having their work included in the Utah Public Art Program's image bank please click below to download the registration form. Please include no more than one CD with up to 10 images in PC compatible format with an accompanying identification sheet. As an alternative we can also accept 35mm slides suitable for carousel projection (glass mounted slides are too thick) inside a 9"x 11" clear plastic slide file sheet with this form. Each slide should be labeled with the artist's name, indication of orientation of the slide and the corresponding identification sheet number. Please also include your resume that includes past public art experience and contact information.

Mail your images and information to:

Utah Arts Council
Public Art Program / Image Bank
617 E. South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Download image bank application: ImageBankApplication.pdf


Fletcher Booth
Phone: 801-533-3586

RFQ: The University of Nebraska – Physical Science Building

Deadline: December 5, 2007, 5:00 p.m. (Postmark) & (Hand Delivery)

Request for Qualifications
The University of Nebraska Department of Physical Science
Nebraska Arts Council
Budget: $253,000


This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) project competition is open to all professional publicartists or artist teams, including those who are new to the field of public art, from throughout the United States. Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this project.


The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Department of Physics and Astronomy, in accordance with the State of Nebraska One Percent for Art legislation, seeks artwork for the new Physical Science building, which is presently in the planning phase of construction on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Physical Science Artwork Selection Committee has been formed to administer this process.

The artwork requirement envisions one major interior project, the South Atrium Aerial/Wall-Hung Installation/Sculpture (BUDGET: $253,000).

This artwork will enhance the student and visitor's experience of the Physical Science building architecture and the research and learning environment.



The new Physical Sciences Building offers an excellent opportunity for the artist to create a work that is integrated into the architectural space of its entrance atrium. While reference to the type of work occurring in proximity to this space (atomic physics, nanotechnology, and high energy particle physics) would not be inappropriate, we emphasize that we wish to obtain "art," and not "scientific art." The aesthetic statement made by the artist is more important than an identifiable allusion to some scientific idea or theme.


South Atrium Aerial/Wall Installation/Sculpture (Primary Site)
and North Atrium Aerial Installation/Sculpture (Optional Secondary
Site): $253,000


Selections will be made by the Physical Science Art Selection Committee, composed of college representatives, in consultation with Nebraska Arts Council and UNL Facilities Planning and Construction.

The committee will review submissions from this RFQ and either select an artist based on preliminary submission materials, or pursue more detailed proposals from a short list of selected applicants. Honoraria for costs associated with proposals will be provided.

The following factors will be considered when reviewing submissions:
• Quality of work
• Appropriateness of subject/concept for the site
• Past exhibition/public art record
• Previous commission experience, including evidence that past commissions were
produced in accordance with agreed-upon timelines and within budget
• Permanence and safety, meeting all relevant codes required for
public places, and
offering reasonable proof of soundness against theft, vandalism or excessive
maintenance and repair

Download the Prospectus:

Additional Information is available at the Nebraska Art Council:
or from the Department of Physical Science:

From the Message Box: Thanksgiving


Today is a holiday for our American readers and subscribers. Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for MANY things--not least of which is THIS blog. Fiber Art Calls for Entry started as a personal offline project but over time the lists just GREW. Since I knew there were other artists (from emerging to established) in search of places to exhibit their work, I decided to put the lists online.

Our initial association was with ArtQuilts at the Sedgwick, the biennial art quilt exhibition. However, just as that show was morphing into Art Quilt Elements, I felt it was time for Fiber Art Calls for Entry to broaden its focus and move in a different direction.

The blog is still fiber centered but we are very interested in cross pollination of media and disciplines. Therefore, we are now associated with Art Craft Design Culture--a show designed to encompass what we value so highly.

As always, more to come....

Peace and Harmony,

The Keeper

Focus on Fibre Art Association (FFAA): Wild Thing Juried Competition

Deadline: February 22, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Wild Thing: Juried Competition and Exhibition
Focus on Fibre Art Association
Main Gallery in Alberta Craft Council
May 3 – July 5, 2008
Stony Plain Multicultural Centre
July 24 – Aug 19, 2008
Other Venues: TBA

Wild thing, no rules, no boundaries, just you and your imagination.
Our theme for 2008 is "Wild Thing". So take your "wild side" for a
walk and send us your result. In a short artist's statement, tell us
how this piece represents your inner "wild thing."

The Focus on Fibre Art Association (FFAA) was formed in 1998 to
provide an opportunity for fibre artists to:

1. test their ability and progress in their chosen field;
2. receive feedback from respected teachers/judges; and,
3. exhibit their art to the public.

To accomplish this we sponsor juried competitions and shows of fibre
art encompassing traditional rug hooking, quilting, needlework,
textile design, hand knitting, weaving, tapestry, and cloth dolls.

Download the Prospectus and Application:

Judges: Elinor Burwash Margie Davidson Mary Sustrik

Submission Rules (truncated list--see brochure for complete criteria)

  1. An entry may be entered in only one class.

    Entry Classes: Pattern or Original Design

    Class--Pattern: Entries may be worked from a commercial pattern or kit, under the direction of a teacher, or from an original idea.

    Class--Design: Entry must be an original design created and developed by the entrant.

    Original – FFAA definition – Original – firsthand, not copied or derived from another source. Ideas that are generated from the artists imagination or executed from pictures taken with the artists camera are original.

  2. An 'Artist's Statement' must accompany the entry and include the source of the design, inspiration, purpose of the piece, and relation to the theme, if any.

  3. The piece must have been completed within the last two years.

  4. Minimum size excluding the mat and frame is 9 square inches; maximum size is 65"x 65" unless otherwise noted.

  5. Slides are preferred but 8" x 10" prints or digital images will be accepted.

  6. Entry fee is $20 per item for members; $30 per item for non members.
    A maximum of three entries per person.
    Entry fee must accompany each entry at the time of submission.

  7. Judge's decisions are final.

  8. Commission on sale of Original pieces

  9. Group Project. A group of two or more artists may enter ANY original class.
    Entry must be clearly labelled 'Group Entry' and all artists identified.

Categories and Prizes

Ribbons will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.
Cash or gift certificates will be awarded to best in each category.

Traditional Rug Hooking
Edmonton Traditional Rug Hookers
$100 Memorial Award – Best of Category

FFAA $25 – Best of Category
Entries must have sleeve and rod for hanging.

Edmonton Needlecraft Guild
$100 Memorial Award – Best of Category

Hand Knitting
Wool Revival $100 Gift Certificate – Best of Category

Cloth Dolls (maximum 24" tall)
FFAA $25 – Best of Category

Textile Design
FFAA $25 Best of Category

FFAA $25 Best of Category
Pieces must be prepared for hanging.

Wearables (Clothing in any technique)
FFAA $25 Best of Category

Sponsoring guilds: Edmonton Traditional Rug Hookers Guild, Edmonton &
District Quilters Guild, Edmonton Needlecraft Guild, and Department of
Human Ecology at the University of Alberta.

Members of these sponsoring guilds are automatically members of the
Focus on Fibre Art Association. Individual FFAA membership is
available for $15 in each competition year. Group membership is also

Download the Prospectus and Application: FFAAEntry08_Aug14.pdf

Apply online:

Focus on Fibre Art Association
12319–51 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6H 0N3
Phone: (780) 437-1619

UNDER-COVER: A group show of small quilts

Deadline: January 15, 2008 (RECEIVE)

A group show of small quilts with new sculpture by Jane Kaufmann
February 7 – March 20, 2008

This winter, Greenjeans is presenting a juried exhibition of small original quilts handmade by quiltmakers working in all styles and techniques. From the traditional to the experimental, we want to offer a taste of what quiltmaking is today.

Titled “Under-cover,” the exhibition will also feature new sculpture by Jane Kaufmann around the theme of beds. The exhibition will be on view February 7 – March 20, 2008, with an opening reception on February 6.


We are defining “quilt” to be a work composed of at least two distinct layers held together by a network of stitches. Quilts in all media will be considered.

Quality of work and uniqueness of vision are important regardless of technique, style, or material.

Quilts must measure no more than 14” x 14.” (That’s inches, not feet!) A few exceptional crib quilts (which may be over 14”) will also be selected.

Quilts may take many forms (wall hanging, framed or unframed, book, 3-D, etc.).

All works must be suitably prepared for exhibition.

The quilts will be offered for sale through Greenjeans (unless the maker prefers not to sell the work). Quilts juried into the exhibition will be protected by our consignment agreement while at Greenjeans. (Contact us for a copy.)

To submit your work for consideration, please send us 1-3 images of each quilt along with a brief statement about your experience as a quilter (why you quilt, how you learned, how long, etc.). NO MORE THAN 3 SUBMISSIONS PER PERSON, PLEASE. Email is preferred, but regular mail is also accepted. DO NOT SEND ACTUAL WORK AT THIS TIME.

Submissions must be received no later than January 15, 2008. Send to, with “Quilt Submission” in the subject line.

First-round decisions will be announced on January 21. Quilts selected during this first round must be sent to Greenejans for final jurying no later than January 29. Final selections will be announced on February 1. Quilts that do not make final selection will be sent back at Greenjeans’ expense.

Deadline for entries (email): January 15 (Tuesday)
First round of decisions announced: January 21 (Monday)
Deadline for quilts (mail): January 29 (Tuesday)
Final selections announced: February 1 (Friday)
Exhibition opening reception: February 6 (Wednesday)
Exhibition dates: February 7 – March 20

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Conrad Wilde Gallery: Light and Space Exhibition

Deadline: March 1, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Light and Space Exhibition
Conrad Wilde Gallery

June 7, 2008 - August 30, 2008

Conrad Wilde Gallery is reviewing submissions from artists working in various disciplines on the subject of Light, Space, and Perception for inclusion in our group exhibition to be held June 7, 2008 - August 30, 2008.


All works submitted must be:

2D or 3D that directly deal with the subjects of Light, Space, and Perception.
All work must be ready-to-exhibit with appropriate hardware, pedestal, or other equipment.
Consistent with our selection criteria as described in our “General Call for Submissions” at the following website address:

Submission Instructions

Include 5-10 images of eligible work on slides or CD Rom (4x6 jpeg 350dpi). Include detail images when helpful.
Include slide list identifying all images. Indicate: Artist Name, Date, Title, Medium, and Price.
Include Artist Statement and Resume.
Complete submission packages should be delivered or mailed to Conrad Wilde Gallery, Attn: Light/Space at the address at the heading of the page.
All submissions must be received no later than March 1, 2008.
Questions may be addressed to Please, no phone calls.
Email submissions are not accepted.

Submission Guidelines

Under no circumstances will the gallery accept walk-in appointments, give live portfolio reviews, or accept original artworks during the initial submission review process. At the gallery’s discretion, a secondary review process may involve a studio visit or portfolio review (by appointment) after the gallery has reviewed the complete submission package.

Conrad Wilde Gallery
210 N. 4th Ave.
Tucson AZ 85705

Conrad Wilde Gallery: Queer Show

Deadline: February 3, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Queer Show

Conrad Wilde Gallery
2009 Exhibition Season

Conrad Wilde Gallery is reviewing submissions from artists working in various disciplines on the subject of gender and/or sexual orientation for inclusion in our group exhibition to be held during our 2009 exhibition season.


All works submitted must be:

2D or 3D that directly deals with the subjects of gender and/or sexual orientation.
Ready-to-exhibit with appropriate hardware, pedestal, or other equipment.
Available for sale.
Consistent with our selection criteria as described in our “General Call for Submissions” at the following website address:

Submission Instructions

Include 5-10 images of eligible work on slides or CD Rom (4x6 jpeg 350dpi). Include detail images when helpful.
Include slide list identifying all images. Indicate: Artist Name, Date, Title, Medium, and Price.
Include Artist Statement and Resume.
Complete submission packages should be delivered or mailed to Conrad Wilde Gallery, Attn: Queer Show at the address at the heading of the page.
All submissions must be received no later than February 3, 2009.
Questions may be addressed to, please, no phone calls.
Email submissions are not accepted.

Submission Guidelines

Under no circumstances will the gallery accept walk-in appointments, give live portfolio reviews, or accept original artworks during the initial submission review process. At the gallery’s discretion, a secondary review process may involve a studio visit or portfolio review (by appointment) after the gallery has reviewed the complete submission package.

Conrad Wilde Gallery
210 N. 4th Ave.
Tucson AZ 85705

Conrad Wilde Gallery: Paper Exhibition - 2009

Deadline: March 3, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Paper Exhibition
Conrad Wilde Gallery
20009 Exhibition Season

Conrad Wilde Gallery is reviewing submissions from artists working with both handmade and manufactured papers for inclusion in our group exhibition to be held during our 2009 exhibition season.


All works submitted must be:

2D or 3D that incorporate paper as the primary medium.
Ready-to-exhibit with appropriate hardware, pedestal, or other equipment.
Available for sale.
Consistent with our selection criteria as described in our “General Call for Submissions” at the following website address:

Submission Instructions

Include 5-10 images of eligible work on slides or CD Rom (4x6 jpeg 350dpi). Include detail images when helpful.
Include slide list identifying all images. Indicate: Artist Name, Date, Title, Medium, and Price.
Include Artist Statement and Resume.
Complete submission packages should be delivered or mailed to Conrad Wilde Gallery, Attn: Paper Exhibition at the address at the heading of the page.
All submissions must be received no later than March 3, 2009.
Questions may be addressed to Please, no phone calls.
Email submissions are not accepted.

Submission Guidelines

Under no circumstances will the gallery accept walk-in appointments, give live portfolio reviews, or accept original artworks during the initial submission review process. At the gallery’s discretion, a secondary review process may involve a studio visit or portfolio review (by appointment) after the gallery has reviewed the complete submission package.

Conrad Wilde Gallery
210 N. 4th Ave.
Tucson AZ 85705

Conrad Wilde Gallery: Artist Book Exhibition

Deadline: May 1, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Artist Book Exhibition
Conrad Wilde Gallery
September 2008

Conrad Wilde Gallery is reviewing submissions from book-making artists working in all mediums for inclusion in our group exhibition to be held in September 2008. For the purposes of this exhibition, we will hold the broadest definition of “book” as possible.


All works submitted must be:

Either unique or of a limited edition.
Ready-to-exhibit with appropriate hardware or pedestal.
Available for sale.
Consistent with our curatorial mission as described in our “General Call for Submissions” at the following website address:

Submission Instructions

Include 5-10 images of eligible work on slides or CD Rom (4x6 jpeg 350dpi). Include detail images when helpful.
Include slide list identifying all images. Indicate: Artist Name, Date, Title, Medium, and Price.
Include Artist Statement and Resume.
Complete submission packages should be delivered or mailed to Conrad Wilde Gallery, Attn: Books at the address at the heading of the page.
All submissions must be received no later than May 1, 2008.
Questions may be addressed to Please, no phone calls.
Email submissions are not accepted.

Submission Guidelines

Under no circumstances will the gallery accept walk-in appointments, give live portfolio reviews, or accept original artworks during the initial submission review process. At the gallery’s discretion, a secondary review process may involve a studio visit or portfolio review (by appointment) after the gallery has reviewed the complete submission package.

Conrad Wilde Gallery
210 N. 4th Ave.
Tucson AZ 85705

At Play in a Field Of Books: Altered Books in Minnesota

Deadline: November 28, 2007 (RECEIVE)

At Play in a Field Of Books:
Altered Books in Minnesota
January 12-March 29, 2008

As part of the city wide celebration of altered books, Susan Hensel Gallery and MNARTISTS.ORG invite you to apply to be part of the Minnesota contingent to be exhibited in "SPACE 144," a display case gallery, at the Minneapolis Central Public Library.

The People's University presents
Inside Altered Books: Unbinding the Book
Presented by Dr. Betty Bright, book arts historian, and Chip Schilling, book artist and printmaker
February 7
6:30 – 8 PM
Doty Board Room Lecture

The exhibition will be part of a city-wide series of workshops, exhibitions
and programs capped by the annual convention of the Public Library
Association, in Minneapolis, March 25-29, 2008.

According to the International Society of Book Artists, an altered book is
any book, old or new, that has been recycled by creative means into a work
of art. For the purposes of this call, the definition can be stretched to include book objects, and sculptures that use some component of a published book.

The "SPACE 144" display case size: 12'wide, 6'high,20"deep.


Email up to 3 high quality jpg's. Please include a description that includes media, approximate size of piece and display requirements. Appointments may be made for in-person viewing of work.

2-d and 3-d, all media are welcome as long as recycled book elements are a component of the work and size matches the case.

Accepted artists will be expected to provide a resume and artist's statement about their work and any available press clippings.


Publicity will be handled primarily by MNARTISTS.ORG through the e-magazine access+ENGAGE sent out to over 10,000 subscribers and on the website. Susan Hensel Gallery will also send local, area and national publicity. Email and web publicity before, during and after the show will occur on the gallery website.


Clients will be put in direct contact with the artists.

INSURANCE: Covered under library insurance.
SECURITY: Minneapolis Central Library provides security

All shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. Accepted work must be sent with return UPS or FedEX barcoded shipping label enclosed; You can set up an online account at UPS or FED EX. No charges accrue until your package is shipped. If a piece sells, return shipping is not charged as the box will not be shipped. All return shipping MUST be by FEDEX or UPS. No exceptions. No COD's.


• jpg's of up to 3 works
• A resume and/or artist statement is advisable. Desription of the workTell me what you want me to know about you and your work.
• Applications must arrive by November 28, 2007
• Decisions will be sent by Dec 1, 2008.
• Delivery will be to Susan Hensel Gallery by January 6, 2008

Send to: or
Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Secrets and Lies

Deadline: February 21, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Secrets and Lies:
A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Artist Books
March 20 – April 26, 2008
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Click here to download a complete Prospectus and Entry Form.

THEME - A national juried show of hand-made artist books exploring our innermost secrets, lies, hopes, fears and wildest confessions. Real or fiction. Storytelling or confessing. Raw and revealing or coy and concealing. This show is open to a wide interpretation of the theme. Make us laugh, make us cry, maybe even make us squirm a little. Have fun. Play. Truth or fiction. Truth or dare. Come explore the magical world of artist books.

MEDIA - This exhibit is open to book arts related artworks created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines or broadsides are encouraged. Any medium, any style.

JURORS - This exhibit will be juried by Gay Walker who is the Special Collections Librarian at Reed College Library in Portland, which houses a significant collection of artists books. From 1979 through 1990, she was Curator of the Arts of the Book Collection at Yale University, which included creating and mounting over half the exhibits and running the Bibliographical Press in the Library. A terrific book artist herself, Gay learned bookbinding from Jane Greenfield and took classes in printmaking, calligraphy, and graphic design. And by, Laura Russell, the owner of 23 Sandy Gallery.

PURCHASE PRIZE - One artwork chosen by the jurors will be awarded the purchase prize. That work will be purchased and donated to the artist book collection at Reed College.

DEADLINE - Submissions must be received at the gallery by February 21, 2008.

Click here to download a complete PDF Prospectus and Entry Form..

You can also request a printed Prospectus and Entry Form by sending your name and mailing address to

Secrets and Lies
23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-927-4409
Web site:

Feel free to contact Laura if you have any questions.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

From the Message Box

November 20, 2007

Hello Readers and Subscribers:

This site has been under restricted access for the past few days. We apologize for the inconvenience. We were experiencing incompatibility issues with our new template that could not be resolved. Thus, we opted to use the "stock" template--Washed Denim--instead. We are customizing the layout to fit our needs so you'll witness a few more changes over the next few days.

It is our goal to be a valuable resource so we are working to introduce new features that will enhance your experience when visiting this site. We've integrated Google Calendar (GCal) so readers can search for opportunities by deadline date using the week, month or agenda mode. Since we are rather keen on having a complete record of all the opportunites posted on this site, archived items are still in the process of being added to the calendar. As of this writing, there is no easy way to integrate items without dates into GCal so Ongoing/Unspecified opportunites can be viewed by clicking the label below the post or the link on the sidebar.

Although New Blogger makes creating categories (aka labels and tags) easy, there are OVER 700 items in our archives. Therefore, labeling is still incomplete but we hope to have that finished before the end of the month.

Thanks for your patience with this process.

Peace and Harmony,

The Keeper

Monday, November 12, 2007

BECA Gallery: Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibit

Deadline: December 11, 2007 (RECEIVE)

BECA Gallery

Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibit
New Orleans, LA
January 5 - 31, 2008


This competition for group exhibition is open to all visual artists residing in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida working in 2-D and 3-D media. One artist chosen from this group exhibition will be offered a solo show at BECA gallery to open in mid-2008.

The purpose of the 'Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibit' is to discover and highlight new emerging Gulf South contemporary artists, their current work and the ideas that are motivating their creative processes.

Gallery Representatives

Open to all visual artists without representation in New Orleans, LA residing in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida working in 2-D and 3-D including painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, photography, digital art, graphics, etc. (We are currently unable to accept performance art, film or video submissions.) Artists must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

All applications must be received by December 11, 2007 via postal mail or commercial carrier such as DHL, UPS, Fed Ex, etc. with no signature required. In addition, no in person delivery of applications can be accepted.

Submit up to 5 images for a fee of $20. Additional images may be submitted for a fee of $5 for each additional image. Fee payment should be made by check or money order and included with your submission.

All work selected will be subject to a 50% commission on sales made by BECA gallery.

For complete details, visit the website:

Download the application and prospectus: gulfsouth.pdf

BECA Gallery
bridge for emerging contemporary art
527 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Quilt/Surface Design Symposium

Deadline: November 30, 2007 (for scholarship application)

Quilt/Surface Design Symposium
June 14 - June 27, 2008
University Plaza Conference Center
Columbus, Ohio

THE ANNUAL QUILT/SURFACE DESIGN SYMPOSIUM has classes offered in Beginner to Advanced Master Classes. Instruction is available in varied subjects such as Abstract and General Design, Color Theory. Surface Design classes are offered with techniques such as Fabric Dyeing, Batik and Resists; Portraiture, Collage, Digital Imagery, Pojagi and more.

Vendors' Mall included on the premises selling hand-dyed fabric, beads and jewelry, imported ethnic fabrics, art books, yarns and embellishments.

June 14 - June 27, 2008
University Plaza Conference Center
3110 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43202

The symposium features over thirty classes with top name instructors. Students may sign up now for any number of the 2-DAY SESSION and/or 5-DAY SESSION classes.

For further information and online registration, please visit web site:

QSDS Scholarship Program

Do you want to attend the Quilt Surface Design Symposium but you are not sure you can afford the tuition?

Thanks to the efforts of the Quilt Surface Design Foundation, a scholarship fund has been established to help qualifying students attend the symposium.The scholarship will be awarded to students demonstrating need, as well as commitment to the study of quilting and/or surface design.

The deadline for completed applications is November 30, 2007.


Quilt Surface Design Foundation of Columbus
Box 12538
Columbus, Ohio 43212

The information and application form can be found at on the General Info page.

Submitted by: Joanie San Chirico


Deadline: December 15, 2007 (POSTMARK)

Fiber Artists: Philadelphia, #5
an exhibition of technique and texture

March 5th-30th, 2008

Opening reception: Sunday, March 9th, 1-5 p.m.

Curated by K. Pannepacker, textile/visual artist

DaVinci Art Alliance
704 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 829-0466


Wednesday evenings: 6-8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Much is happening this March and April. Philadelphia will be the destination place for the International Fiber Symposium, and as well, you'll see fiber art in many area galleries and museums, featuring the works of international, national and local fiber artists. This exhibit at DaVinci Art Alliance aims to compliment the various citywide exhibits and specifically feature what is happening in Philadelphia's own studios. 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 December 15th. Form and entry fee of $30. (to defray costs of gallery rental, postcard...), must accompany entry. Make check out to "Kathryn Pannepacker".

  • Images submitted must be clearly labeled with artist's name, title of art, date of completion, material, technique, price and direction indication. Slides, images on CD or quality photos are acceptable, however only work submitted on CD will be considered for possible postcard design... sorry, tech age.

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

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 is quality-prepared for exhibit!

All artists will be notified by mail by January 15, 2008

Delivery of Artwork:

Selected artwork must be delivered: Saturday & Sunday, March 1st & 2nd, 4-7 p.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: Sunday & Monday, March 30th and 31st, 5-8 p.m.

Reception and other important details:

A reception for the artists and the public will be held on Sunday, March 9th, 1-5 p.m.

Artists will be mailed postcard invitations for their personal use. Art may be for sale. DaVinci Art Alliance receives a 15% commission on any artwork sold from the exhibition if you are a member, 20% if you are not a member. Artwork must stay hanging for the duration of 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.

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

With great respect,

Kathryn Pannepacker
Textile/visual artist

Printable Prospectus and Application:

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Art in City Hall: NEW FACES

Deadline: January 11, 2008 (RECEIVE)
Note: Brochure lists January 11, 2007 as the deadline--that date is incorrect. Contact the coordinators for clarification and/or additional information.

Art in City Hall: NEW FACES
February 11– May 16, 2008
2nd and 4th Floor, NE corner

Artists are invited to submit examples of work to be considered for NEW FACES for the spring exhibition at City Hall. The exhibition is designed to introduce new visual talent to the Philadelphia community. Artists who have moved to Philadelphia, have recently completed art school or are currently a part of a M. F. A. or M.A. program and have not shown at City Hall are encouraged to apply.

Open to emerging and professional artists living or working in the Philadelphia area. Open to all media. Submissions can be two or three dimensional and are limited to the dimensions of the display cases, which are 84" H x 94" W x 24"D.

  • Submit up to four slides or reproductions.
  • Include a current resume. Accepted artists will be asked to submit an artist's statement (in digital format if available).
  • Digital images should be jpeg format for PC.
    Images can be emailed to or mailed as a CD along with rest of submission.
Sale of Work

Art may be for sale, Art in City Hall does not take a commission.


Artwork will be insured once installed in the display cases in City Hall.

For more information on Art In City Hall, visit

Phone: 215-686-9912

Woman Made Gallery: Clay and Fiber

Deadline: January 23, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Clay and Fiber
Woman Made Gallery
Exhibition Dates: April 4 – May 15, 2008

Woman Made Gallery seeks entries by women and men for "Clay and Fiber," an exhibition that examines the creative potential of these two mediums. Artists may submit work in clay, fiber, or work that combines the two mediums. To provide a diverse presentation, the juror will consider art created with traditional, functional or conceptual approaches.

Entry Fee: $24

Juror: Dorothy Hughes 
Award: One-year inclusion in WMG's Online Registry:

How to Submit for Juried Competitions
You may submit entry with either slides or jpgs by mail or with jpgs on the website. If you wish to submit by mail, please print out and complete the entry form to mail with your slides or CD.

  • To print out the entry form, please click here to download the Clay and Fiber entry form in pdf Adobe Acrobat format.

  • Use the generic Entry Form if you are unable to download the the pdf.  Make sure you read the tips & submission Guidelines.

  • You may submit work for exhibitions with jpgs via the website. Visit the Online Art Entries.
Visit the website for complete details:
Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships 2008

Deadline: Dec 7, 2007 (RECEIVE)

Artist Fellowships 2008

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Boston, MA

Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is offering Artist Fellowships for 2008. The 2008 Artist Fellowship program guidelines and application are now available.

Applications will be accepted in the following disciplines:

- Choreography
- Drawing (includes printmaking/artist books)
- Fiction/Creative Nonfiction writing
- Painting
- Poetry
- Traditional Arts
  • Discipline Definitions (Complete List)

    Eligible for review in the 2008 cycle. This category includes work created using the techniques, materials, media, and methods of drawing and printmaking, collage, artists' books, and two-dimensional computer-generated work. Artists whose work predominantly involves painting, including watercolorists, should apply to the Painting category. Work completed prior to 2004 is ineligible.

    Eligible for review in the 2008 cycle. This category accepts work in the traditional arts - including music, craft, dance, verbal arts - created and preserved within communities defined by cultural connections such as a common ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, or geographic area. Whether sung or told, handcrafted or performed, traditional art forms reflect a community's shared sense of aesthetic heritage. The folk and traditional arts typically are learned during the course of daily living from someone steeped in the tradition, rather than through books, classes, or other means of institutional instruction.

    This Artist Grant category is for individuals not groups. For more information, please contact Maggie Holtzberg, Folk Arts & Heritage Program Manager, at 617-727-3668 x254 or

    MCC is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

    Visual arts applications (Drawing and Painting) now require digital images, uploaded directly into the application, rather than 35-mm slides.

    Artist Fellowships recognize exceptional artistic work and fund artists in a variety of disciplines. Applications are judged through a blind-panel process (with the exception of Traditional Arts) and discipline categories rotate according to fiscal year.

    Massachusetts Cultural Council
    10 St. James Avenue, 3rd floor
    Boston, MA 02116-3803
    Phone: 617-727-3668
    Fax: 617-727-0044

    Questions? Please contact:

    Kelly Bennett (Extension 349)
    Exhibitions Curator/Program Coordinator
    Artist Fellowships: Choreography, Crafts, Drawing/Printmaking/Artist Books, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/Installation

    Maggie Holtzberg, Ph.D. (Extension 254)
    Program Manager, Folk Arts & Heritage
    Artist Fellowships: Traditional Arts Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program

    Artsource Residency: Basel, Switzerland

    Deadline: 15th November 2007 (RECEIVE)

    Artsource / Christoph Merian Foundation
    International Artists Exchange Program
    Basel, Switzerland
    For residency July to December 2008

    Download the application: Basel_residency_form07.pdf

    A rent-free studio / apartment in Basel, Switzerland is offered to one practicing professional Western Australian visual artist from July to December each year and a studio / apartment is made available for a Basel artist in Old Customs House Fremantle for the first six months of each year.

    The aim of the artsource Artist Exchange Program is to provide opportunities for artists to develop their practice in a stimulating environment and to explore, research and experiment in the development of their work.

    The WA artist is supported by artsource, via an investment from the Department of Culture and the Arts. The Swiss artist is supported by the Christoph Merian Foundation.


    Basel, Switzerland.

    There are four possible locations; St Alban-Tal, Weilam Rhein/Germany, Arlesheim and Allschwil. Artsource has some input into the location, however final allocations are made by the Christoph Merian Foundation.

    Situation & Equipment

    The Christoph Merian Foundation offers a free studio / apartment, including separate shower, W.C., kitchenette. Simple furnishings - bed, table, chairs, hot & cold water, telephone and television connections and a washing machine. You can view studios via the Christoph Merian website:

    Cost of Living
    An artist allowance of $21,000 is awarded towards airfares and living expenses. The artist may need to contribute to personal living and material costs during the residency. Other costs, including telephone, personal and travel expenses are to be covered by the artist.

    A project report is required within three months of the completion of the residency.

    Selection Criteria
    - artistic excellence and potential for development
    - ability to manage the organisational aspects of the residency
    - ability of the artist to represent the State of Western Australia
    - must be an artsource member

    Selection Process
    An independent panel of artists and arts industry professionals will select the recipient from applications received.

    For more information, please log on
    or contact:
    Yvonne Holland
    P: 08 9335 8366

    Fiber Celebration 2008

    Deadline: JANUARY 31, 2008 (POSTMARK)

    Fiber Celebration
    Northern Colorado Weavers Guild
    May 16, - June 24, 2008

    Fiber Celebration is now in its 34th year. This juried show provides a well publicized display for fiber artists and encourages members to compete with national and international peers.


    All fiber media are welcome including spinning, weaving, dyeing, basketry, sculpture, felting, quilting, papermaking, knitting, beading, crocheting, and embroidery.

    All fiber artists may submit up to three (3) items. All items must be original, not executed under supervision, and completed within the last two years. Misrepresented items will be returned.


    1. Functional Two & Three Dimensional
      Household pieces meant to be used, i.e. rugs, coverlets, table linens, handspun yarn. If handspun, state use.
    2. Non-Functional Two Dimensional
      Flat pieces emphasizing decorative or expressive ideas
    3. Non-Functional Three Dimensional
      Pieces designed to occupy space, emphasizing decorative or expressive ideas
    4. Wearable
      Garments or yardage designed to be worn. If yardage, state use.

    Judging will be based on aesthetics,originality, craftsmanship, suitability of technique and materials. If functional, the piece will also be judged on its appropriateness to purpose. Juror reserves the right to reclassify the piece if needed. All pieces must be less than 4ft. x 5ft. when hung.


    Awards will be given at the juror's discretion.

    Non-refundable entry fee per item:
    NCWG members $14.00
    Non-NCWG members $17.00

    Entrants must submit two (2) images per item. One should be a full view and the other a close up of the work.* Digital picture images in JPEG format should be submitted for jurying. Digital JPEG images may be submitted on a floppy disk or CD. Slides will not be accepted.

    Layna Bentley, a textile artist, teacher of fashion merchandising and interior design, and antique button collector. She has been handweaving for over 30 years, specializing in one-of-a-kind tailored jackets under the label Layna Fiberart.

    The exhibit will be held at:

    417 W. Magnolia Street
    Ft. Collins, CO 80521-2646
    Phone: 970.221.6735

    Download the entry form.

    Visit the website for complete details: FiberCelebration

    Contest: Design a Pattern Chronicle Books Knitting Book

    Deadline: November 29, 2007 (RECEIVE)

    Contest : Design a Pattern for Our Next Knitting Book
    Chronicle Books

    URL to article:

    Get crafty. Get published. Get famous.

    Well, we can't guarantee the fame part, but we can get you published. We're putting the finishing touches on our latest knitting book, Picture Perfect Knits by Laura Birek, and want to see your ideas. The book pulls together more than 50 intarsia grids for adding fun designs into any knit project (think Practical's Polly's most excellent Wonder Woman jumper). We have lots of patterns already, but we want yours! This is knitting for the people, by the people.

    We're looking for the five most creative, most dream-worthy intarsia knitting patterns. It could be anything, from a jaunty anchor to a geek-chic argyle pattern to a killer alphabet. Whatever pattern you would want to see in a knitting book. Five winners will have their name and pattern printed in the book and be promoted here on our Handmade Thursdays. Winners will also receive a free copy of the book when it comes out next fall.

    THE CHALLENGE: Create a book-worthy intarsia pattern.

    THE PRIZE: Bigtime bragging rights, PR fodder, and a free copy of the book to boot.

    THE RULES: Submissions must include an electronic file of your original intarsia pattern and how you should be credited if your design is chosen. You can draw your pattern on a piece of graph paper and email us a scan. Or, use Illustrator to create a grid and email us the vector art. Email your submission here. Designs must be your original art work (see fine print below). The deadline is November 29. The winning designs will be showcased here on December 6.

    THE FINE PRINT: By submitting a design, you agree you are the sole, original creator of the pattern. If chosen, you assign Chronicle Books rights to publish the pattern in its book Picture Perfect Knits, to be distributed throughout the World in all formats for the term of copyright.