Saturday, June 28, 2008

My Cup Runneth Over

Hello Readers:

We are awash in opportunities.

Several new items have been added to the listings. However, we want to include more so we are planning a BONUS POST for tomorrow or Monday.

See you soon,

The Keeper


Deadline: September 12th, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Essex Art Center

15th Annual Juried Show
Lawrence MA
October 24, 2008 - December 5, 2008

Established in 1993 as a non-profit organization all EAC services are offered at
minimum cost in this way no one is excluded from enjoying the value and pleasure of
having ART in one’s life.

We have now had thirteen very successful Juried shows. Each year the show gains
notoriety and participation increases both with artists and audience.

Requirements & Restrictions

* $10 per slide (1 slide per piece) max 3
* For sculpture, $10 covers 3 slides per piece
* Slides are non-returnable w/o SASE
* Slides should be of best quality to enable fair appraisal
* Works should not exceed 3 ft wide
* Notification of decisions by Sept. 19 available on

Download the prospectus for complete details:

Essex Art Center
56 Island Street
Lawrence MA 01840
(978) 685-2343

The Essex Art Center is a non-profit art organization with a mission to inspire and nurture the diverse artistic potential of the Greater Lawrence Community through classroom exploration and gallery exhibitions. Funding from local foundations and the Massachusetts Cultural Council allows us to offer affordable classes taught by talented artists and experienced teachers.

The Volcano Art Center Gallery

Deadline: Ongoing

The Volcano Art Center Gallery
Gallery & Gift Shop
Volcano, HI

The Volcano Art Center Gallery features art and fine crafts by over 300 artists, many whose work is strongly influenced by the majesty of Kilauea.

Exhibit Guidelines explain the process for for visual artists in all media to be considered for special exhibition in our Gallery.


The Volcano Art Center (VAC) provides opportunities for visual artists in all media to exhibit their work in the Volcano Art Center Gallery. VAC operates the Gallery under a Cooperative Agreement with the National Park Service to enhance the interpretive programs of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (HVNP) by actively supporting Hawai'i's artistic community and its multicultural background and by showcasing a broad cross-section of talent, including native Hawaiian artists.

Artists who would like to have their work considered for a solo or group exhibit in the VAC Gallery should think about how their work fits the mission of VAC and the interpretive goals of HVNP. The VAC mission is to "...promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai'i's people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts." HVNP's agreement with VAC states that VAC will feature work that has a direct relationship to the Hawaiian culture and the scenic and natural values of the Park and Hawai'i.

VAC's special exhibit room contains 240 square feet of space, and is appropriate for special exhibitions by a group as well as solo exhibits. Exhibits in this space generally run for 6 weeks.

To have work considered for a special exhibit, please submit a proposal with the following:

The Gallery Exhibit Proposal cover sheet:

Five to ten color photos, color copies, or slides of the type of work being proposed for exhibit. If you have work posted on a web site, please provide the web address.

A resume or bio of yourself (or others, if a group show is proposed) as it relates to your artwork. Extensive exhibition experience is not a requirement.

Any special requirements for proper display of the artwork. Because of the historic nature of our Gallery building, we are unable to show work that requires climate control, specialized lighting, high security, a reinforced floor, or certain other special needs.

The expected wholesale price range of the work to be shown.

Proposals should be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope large enough to accommodate your photos and any other items you would like returned.

Proposals may be hand delivered or mailed.

Volcano Art Center Gallery
Attn: Gallery Manager
P.O. Box 129
Volcano, HI 96785


The Volcano Art Center (VAC) provides ongoing opportunities for visual artists in all media to sell their work on consignment in the Volcano Art Center Gallery. It is operated under a Cooperative Agreement with the National Park Service, as an enhancement to the interpretive programs of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (HVNP). Before submitting work, artists should think about how their work fits both the mission of VAC and the requirements of HVNP.

VAC's mission is to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai'i's people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Our agreement with HVNP is that we will offer items which have a direct relationship to the Hawaiian culture, and the scenic and natural values of the Park and Hawai'i. Souvenir and/or gift items, convenience merchandise, items that are machine or commercially manufactured, or foreign import items are not allowed under our Park agreement. Only handcrafted items that meet all of the above will be considered.

If you feel your work meets these criteria and would like to have it considered, please submit a brief portfolio, including color images (slides, photos, or color copies) of the work you would like us to consider, plus any additional background material that you feel is relevant. A wholesale price list and listing of other locations where you currently sell your work would be helpful. If you have a web site where your work can be viewed, you may give us the web address in lieu of submitting images if the work on the site is reflective of the work you would like us to consider.

Submit your materials via E-mail ( to our Gallery Manager, or via mail to:

Volcano Art Center Gallery
Attn: Gallery Manager
P.O. Box 129
Volcano, HI 96785

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

Deadline: Ongoing

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

Artist Opportunities
Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is dedicated to excellence, experimentation and education in all forms of contemporary art.

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (the Contemporary) has been a defining force in Atlanta’s cultural life since 1973. The Contemporary is a multidisciplinary arts center that contributes to Atlanta’s arts scene by exposing the work of local, regional, national, and international artists to the Greater Atlanta community. Through our programming areas and educational outreach, the Contemporary strives to provide a service that is unique in Atlanta and the Southeast.

Artist Opportunities:

15 Minutes

Take advantage of this great opportunity for a face-to-face conversation about your work, ideas, artistic directions, etc. with curator Stuart Horodner. Bring documentation of your work and get feedback that may examine formal and ideological issues, career development, working strategies, or goal setting.

15 Minutes is a benefit of Contemporary membership. The $25 fee for non-members includes a one-year artist membership. Visit our Benefits of Membership page for additional benefits. Sessions will be scheduled for Wednesday afternoons.

Please contact Alana Wolf at or call 404-688-1970 ext. 216 to schedule an appointment.

Open slide review

Open to all artists whose works are of high quality and intend to push the envelope thematically, in materials or processes, or some combination of all three. Local artists are encouraged to take part in 15 Minutes.

Artists please send
• Website URL and/or CD of images and/or DVD of performance based work and/or Print examples of past work
• a resume
• brief artist statement and

Artist materials are reviewed every two to three months.

Visit website for complete details on How to Submit your work:

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
535 Means Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone 404-688-1970
Fax 404-577-5856

Abington Art Center Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: September 15, 2008 (RECEIVE) & (Hand Delivery)

Exhibition Proposals

Abington Art Center

Abington Art Center invites professional artists to submit proposals for consideration to participate in our Gallery, Sculpture Park and community venues.

Each season the exhibition program consists of several exhibitions in our galleries featuring national and regional artists, and the installation of large scale sculptures in our outdoor sculpture park. For both indoor and outdoor exhibitions, the Center provides artists with professionally produced documentation, invitations, and promotional materials. Related educational programs such as lectures, public forums and workshops are designed to stimulate and involve audiences in the experience.

The focus, criteria and eligibility for each venue is different, so please read carefully before completing the application.

Kellner Gallery Program
AAC’s main gallery exhibitions are organized by our curatorial staff and are planned well in advance. The theme or media content of shows evolve through the review process. Exhibitions run for 7-8 weeks.

Community Gallery Solo Series
The Solo Series offers individual regional artists the opportunity to show a body of work for one month.

Sculpture Park
Abington Art Center supports the creation and promotion of outdoor works by regional and national artists. In 2005, AAC initiated a new program for its 27 acre Sculpture Park which includes an annual exhibition titled “Inside/Outside” (May to November) coordinated with an indoor gallery exhibition and a biannual “Woodland Residency” project on our grounds. Depending on funding and the scope of the project, an honorarium and installation support is available to aid the efforts of the artist. This amount will vary from project to project. Outdoor works must be suitable for a public setting. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals that recognize the natural attributes of AAC’s elegant estate grounds. Works with an ecological emphasis are of primary interest, both temporary/ephemeral and more permanent. Proposals for relocating previously created work will also be considered.

Works may remain on view from six months and up to two years and must be dismantled by the artist.

Artist in Residence Projects
AAC has several opportunities to collaborate with area institutions and schools on placing artists in their communities. If interested, enclose a statement outlining a proposed line of inquiry.

Download the prospectus: abingtonartcenter.orgcuratorial-rev-08.pdf

Gallery Shop Artists
If you are interested in having your work considered for the Gallery Shop, please submit an email with price ranges and two or three images to

For more information, visit or call 215/887-4882.

515 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Abington Art Center: Annual Juried Show

Deadline: December 5 & 6, 2008 (Hand Delivery)

Abington Art Center
December 13, 2008 to January 24, 2009

Abington Art Center celebrates the talent of our neighbors and friends with an Annual Juried Show in December and January. Over 50 works of art by local and regional artists are featured. A number of awards provide recognition to the artists for Best in Show, Ceramics, Jewelry, Works on Paper and more. Each year the show is juried by a different art professional — a gallery owner, curator, art writer, etc..

Rules of Entry
1.$10.00 entry fee. Free for AAC members. AAC membership is available for $50 a year; membership also allows free entry into annual Curatorial Review. For info call (215)887-4882.
2. Each artist may submit two (2) entries of any medium created in the last three years, not previously exhibited at AAC.
3. All work must be clearly labeled. Hanging works must be properly framed and wired. No clip frames. Size must be limited to 60 inches in any direction and 75lbs overall. All works, particularly 3-D works must be stable and
able to be handled.

Juror • Virgil Marti
Virgil Marti, one of Philadelphia’s most nationally
known artists, will jury the 2008 Annual Juried Show.

At least $1,000 in awards.

30% commission on sales.

Click here for the AJS Prospectus 08:

Abington Art Center
515 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown PA 19046

Lawndale Art Center Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: September 15, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Exhibition Proposals
Lawndale Art Center
Houston, TX

Lawndale accepts Artist Exhibition Proposals twice annually.

Lawndale Art Center is a non-profit alternative space actively seeking proposals from artists for exhibitions and performances. Lawndale was founded in 1979 as a student/artist exhibition center. It was established to support local and regional visual and performing artists. Lawndale is now centrally located at 4912 Main Street in the Museum District. Its continuing mission is to present work by both emerging and established Houston artists, as well as regional artists. Lawndale seeks to sponsor educational forums and dialogues, which address the relationship between art and society.

The Galleries (floor plans accessible via the website)

John M. O'Quinn Gallery
2257 sq. ft. Floor Space, 2400 sq. ft. Wall Space, 16 ft. Ceiling

Grace R. Cavnar Gallery
650 sq. ft. Floor Space, 850 sq. ft. Wall Space, 8'6" Ceiling

Mezzanine Gallery
1089 sq. ft. Floor Space, 850 sq. ft. Wall Space, 8'6" Ceiling

The Project Space
525 sq. ft. Floor Space, 523 sq. ft. Drywall Wall Space,
381 sq. ft. Masonry Wall Space, 10'11" Ceiling

Review Process

All proposals for exhibitions submitted by September 15, 2008, will be reviewed by the Programming Committee for exhibitions to be scheduled between May and November 2009. Proposals received after the deadline will be considered for the following review period.

The Lawndale Programming Committee serves as a curatorial voice for Lawndale. The committee consists of a diverse group of regional artists and arts professionals. Members serve on the committee for three years and are exempt from consideration for exhibitions at Lawndale during their tenure.

Lawndale encourages exhibition proposals from artists and curators whose work is site-specific, traditional, non-traditional, experimental or collaborative. Proposals accepted will include, but are not limited to, visual and performance art, video and installation. Artists and curators are also invited to submit proposals for other spaces in or around the building, outside of our galleries.

Lawndale Art Center offers a modest honorarium for each gallery to help cover such expenses as materials, travel, and packing and/or shipping of artworks. Installation and deinstallation is the responsibility of the artist or curator. Assistance can be arranged if needed.

Review Criteria

The Lawndale Programming Committee will consider proposals that are:

Original, Innovative and Contemporary
Difficult to show elsewhere
Feasible based on project description and demonstrated ability
More than one artist's work and that are thematically coherent
Submitted by one artist or collaborative team and are site specific
Work that has not been previously shown in Houston

Proposal Formats

All proposals are preliminarily reviewed in digital format. Please provide all of the information below on a single CD-ROM. Video and Performance artists may submit their work examples on a separate CD or DVD.

NOTE: The selection process may take 6 - 12 weeks for completion. You will be notified of your proposal status as soon as the selection process is finalized.

Visit website for complete details:

Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713.528.5858
Fax: 713.528.4140

Salina Art Center Exhibitions Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing

Exhibition Proposals

Salina Art Center
Salina, KS

Exhibitions at the Salina Art Center are selected by the director/curator, in conjunction with an exhibitions committee. For consideration, please send slides or electronic images, along with a resume and artist statement to:

Exhibitions Committee
Salina Art Center
242 S. Santa Fe
Salina, KS 67401

Floor plan (PDF):

The Salina Art Center was founded in 1978 by artists, educators and community members who envisioned a gallery and education center in north-central Kansas. Housed originally on the Kansas Wesleyan University campus, it has grown from a spring and summer, volunteer-based organization to the existing year-round, nationally recognized exhibition, art education, and film facilities. Funded entirely by gifts and memberships from individuals, businesses and foundations, and competitive local, state, and federal grants, the Salina Art Center invites your participation as it enters its 25th year.

The Salina Art Center is located in the heart of downtown Salina, at 242 S. Santa Fe. This facility houses three flexible and attractive exhibition gallery spaces, a large multi-purpose area and classroom, and a dedicated hands-on arts laboratory area. Administrative and exhibition offices are also found here.

The Art Center Cinema, 150 S. Santa Fe, just a block away from the gallery and education building, opened in 1997. The Cinema features a 90-seat theatre, state-of-the-art equipment, including Dolby surround sound, and a snack bar.

Visit the website for complete details:

Salina Art Center -- Artist Initiative Residency Program

Deadline: September 15, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Salina Art Center

Artist Initiative Residency Program
Spring through Fall 2010

The Salina Art Center invites you to apply for the Artist Initiative Residency Program, a new, long-term residency program in conjunction with the Art Center’s newly renovated Warehouse. The Artist Initiative aims to increase opportunities for in-depth community interaction with artists and enrich Salina’s role as a vital and viable site for the creation of substantive work by local, regional, national, and international artists. The program strives for a mix of emerging and established artists with well developed ideas, and welcomes those with the ability and interest to interact with our community as part of their residency.

Each residency will include weekly open studio sessions, education outreach, community activities/interaction, as well as time and facilities for the artists to create personal work that meets their creative goals. Artists also have potential for exhibition opportunities at the Salina Art Center’s gallery and screenings at the Salina Art Center Cinema. During their stay in Salina, artists will reside at the Warehouse in a furnished apartment complete with a private bath, kitchenette, laundry facilities, and computer access.

During the May/June residency, artists will have an opportunity to complete a temporary public art project in June in conjunction with the Smoky Hill River Festival. The Smoky Hill River Festival, set in Salina’s Oakdale Park, is an annual Salina event reaching over 80,000 visitors. Each year the Salina Art Center, in partnership with Salina Arts and Humanities Commission, coordinates an artist-in-residence to complete a community art project, art installation, or artist workshop at the Festival.

The program strives for a mix of emerging and established artists with well developed ideas, and welcomes those with the ability and interest to interact with our community as part of the residency. The residency program is open to visual, new genre/new media and interdisciplinary artists and intended for independent artists working in one or more of the following media: painting, digital imaging, drawing, installation, community and sound art, and sculpture with limited facilities for photography, printmaking, and ceramics.

The program will be juried and coordinated by the Artist Initiative Residency Committee comprised of Salina community members, artists, and the Art Center executive director and curator.

Application Deadline:
September 15, 2008 (postmark) for the spring 2010 through fall 2010 residencies. Applicants will be notified in mid-November 2008.

Fee: Application Fee is $30.00.

Application Form:

Visit website for complet details:

Silvermine Guild Galleries – Craft USA

Deadline: August 15, 2008 (RECEIVE)

CRAFT USA: Sixth Juried Craft Triennial

Silvermine Guild Arts Center
New Canaan, CT
November 16 - December 23, 2008

Grounded in the belief that art is vital to the spirit, creativity and wholeness of human beings, the mission of Silvermine Guild Arts Center is to cultivate, promote and encourage growth through the arts; to showcase and serve artists; and to foster arts education and appreciation opportunities for the greater community.

CRAFT USA: National Craft Triennial Exhibition

Juror: Gretchen Keyworth, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Media: Basketry, Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Paper, and Wood

Restrictions: Any craft artist (age 18 +) in the US

Entry Fee: $30 entry fee for up to 3 works (1 detail of each is allowable)

Awards: The juror has at his discretion a total of $2500+ in cash awards.

Sales: All artworks must be for sale. A commission of 50% will be charged on all sales.

Liability Insurance: SGAC will insure all accepted work to the extent of 50% of artist’s stated retail price. Artwork will be handled with all possible care.

Download prospectus: Craftprospectus2.pdf

Visit website:

Silvermine Guild Galleries – Craft USA
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840

Foothills Art Center -- Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing

Foothills Art Center

Exhibition Proposals

Foothills Art Center accepts and reviews proposals for exhibitions on a regular basis. Proposals may be submitted by artists or their representatives. There is no fee. To be considered, proposals must include the following:

Current resume including exhibition record
Letter of interest/proposal
Artist statement
20 examples of current work in slide or digital format
No photos or actual artwork
Slides must be standard mount, no glass slides.
Digital submissions must be on compact disc, not floppy disc
Compact Discs must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name and address
Digital submissions must be in JPEG format
Return mailer with sufficient postage. Materials will not be returned without this.

You may drop off proposals at Foothills Art Center’s front desk or mail to:

Michael Chavez
Foothills Art Center
809 Fifteenth Street
Golden, CO 80401

Foothills Art Center -- Holiday Art Market

Multiple Deadlines:
July 31, 2008 (POSTMARK) OR
August 23, 2008 or August 27, 2008 (Jury Days for Actual Work)

Holiday Art Market

Foothills Art Center
November 15 - December 24, 2008

HART is a juried event open to all Colorado artists and artisans. Foothills Art Center seeks fine arts and fine crafts in all media: oil, water-media, pastel, pencil, paper, print, photography, digital arts, mixed-media, clay, jewelry, glass, fiber, metal, wood, edibles, and holiday theme items.

Each artist is required to submit 6 - 8 entries. Submissions must accurately represent the body of work to be entered in HART. All entries must be accompanied by a non-refundable $10 jury fee.

All items are merchandised together into one market experience. FAC staff handles the installation and display of all art. FAC collects money and pays sales tax on all items sold. FAC retains a 50% commission, unless the participant completes the volunteer option. Artist participants have the option to earn a 60% commission on work sold (instead of 50%) by volunteering 16 hours during the event (minimum 4 hour shifts).

Download the HART 2008 prospectus:

Visit the website:

For more information contact:
Shaina Young
Holiday Art Market
Foothills Art Center
809 Fifteenth Street
Golden, CO 80401
(phone) 303.279.3922

Roseville Arts -- 32nd Annual Open Show

Deadline: July, 17, 2008 (RECEIVE) by 5:00 p.m.

32nd Annual Open Show
Roseville Arts

Blue Line Gallery
Roseville, CA
September 6 - October 10, 2008

The Blue Line Gallery opened its doors to the public in February 2008. The 5000 square foot gallery was conceived by the non-profit Roseville Arts in a bold effort to better serve a community that has sustained and supported its efforts for more than 40 years. The gallery will feature exhibitions of international, national and regional art; workshops and lectures; and educational outreach programs, including a children’s gallery, school tours and teacher training at no cost to school districts.

Juror: Phil Linhares, Chief Curator, Oakland Museum of Art

Eligibility (truncated):
 Open to all original works of art including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and craft media; prints such as etchings, aquatints, lithographs, photographs, manipulated digital images, etc.
 Work must have been produced within the past 2 years and cannot have been exhibited previously in Roseville Arts venues.
 Size limitations – Artwork and/or artwork crating (2- or 3-D) must fit through doors with clear entry of 94 h x 91 w inches. Weight is limited to 75 lb, or artist must make arrangements with curator to install. Height limit for all artwork is 108 inches (9 feet).

Submitting Images & Entry Form:
 Up to 5 entries per artist.
 JPG images only, no slides or photos. Images must be NO LARGER than 1 MB; and a minimum of 400 pixels for the shortest dimension. Two JPG images allowed for sculpture.
 Choice of delivery: 1) E-mail images and paperwork to, and follow up by mailing signed Exhibit Agreement; or 2) Snail-Mail completed & signed entry form plus your images on a CD to Blue Line Gallery, 405 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678.

EVERYTHING must be received by 5 p.m. on July 15.
 Entry Fee: nonrefundable $15 fee per entry (3 for $35; 4 for $40; 5 for $45)

Cash Awards:
(1) $1000 Best of Show
(1) $500 Juror’s Pick
(3) $100 Merit
(5) $50 Honorable Mentions

Roseville Arts will retain a 30% commission on sales for member artists, 40% for non-members.

Membership information is available online at

Download Prospectus:
Visit website:

Questions? Contact curator Beth Rohlfes (916) 783-4117

Roseville Arts
405 Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678
Phone (916) 783-4117

Sunday, June 08, 2008

International Old Lacers, Inc. Lace Contest

Deadline: July 1, 2008 (POSTMARK)

2008 I.O.L.I. Lace Contest
International Old Lacers

The theme of the convention: "Floral Fantasy" and contest theme: "Immortal Blossoms"

A beautiful blossom is a fleeting thing, it stays for a moment and then takes wing. . . Immortalize that fleeting blossom in lace. The contest entries must include a flower, part of a flower, or a leaf. The entries can be 2-D or 3-D.

Categories for Submission

Original Lace Design: The entry must be designed and worked by the entrant. A copy of the original pattern and working directions must be submitted with the entry.

Technical Proficiency: The entry must be worked completely by the entrant, but another lace designer's pattern may be used. Information acknowledging the designer and source of the pattern must be provided with the entry.

Postmark deadline for submitting lace entries is July 1st, 2008

To download information for I.O.L.I. Lace Contest 2008, click on the following links:

Contest entry form and rules: Contest-entry-rules.pdf

Challenge information for Tatting: Tatting-challenge-2008.pdf

Challenge information for Needle Lace: Needlelace-challenge-2008.pdf

Challenge information for Bobbin Lace: Bobbin-lace-challenge-2008.pdf

Vist the website for complete details: /

Bluebottle Art Gallery

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified & (Online)

Bluebottle Art Gallery

Seattle, WA

Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store is an art gallery and boutique located in the Capitol Hill district of Seattle, Washington. We exhibit and sell artwork and handmade functional works from local and national up-and-coming artists, designers and crafters. Our boutique section features items created in the do-it-yourself (DIY) style which are often one-of-a-kind pieces, or produced as limited edition runs. We showcase work that is innovative and well-crafted.

Our goal is to support a network of artists and provide an opportunity for customers to purchase pieces that are unique and exclusive! We feature paintings, prints, plushies, t-shirts, magnets, journals, cards, calendars, wallets, jewelry, bags, and anything else created by crafty artists.

We are always looking for brave new work!

We showcase all our work on a 50% consignment basis. We respond to every submission within 1–2 weeks.

Salon-Style Section
In this section of our store we include just about anything we think is innovative and well-crafted. We feature paintings, prints, plushies, t-shirts, magnets, journals, cards, calendars, wallets, jewelry, drink coasters, pins, bags, and anything else created by crafty artists.

We are limiting the amount of photography and collage we showcase. You are welcome to submit although we do like to note we rarely accept these mediums.

For “wall” artwork we typically showcase 5 to 10 pieces per artist. For more functional artwork, we can showcase a full line of work depending on our current space availability. We showcase “wall” artwork for about four months — at this point we rotate in new work. As pieces sell, you are welcome to replace them with new works.

We like to let prospective artists know our market. We showcase affordable work and have found this to be our niche. The work we sell most often retails under $300 and is generally about 12" x 12". We are mainly selling to a market that is just starting to collect work, however, we are still happy to exhibit larger and more expensive pieces. Functional works must be well crafted, and interesting packaging always helps!

To submit to our salon section, please include:

1. Your name and contact information
2. Description of items
3. Estimated retail value

We are able to review in person, online or by mail.

In person
Stop by or call the store. We should be able to review work when not busy with customers.

Please send jpegs or your URL to Please keep files small.

By mail
Send slides or photographs to our mailing address. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned. Please do not send originals.

Gallery Section
The gallery typically features solo shows. We also accept submissions by curators for group shows. Gallery exhibitions change on a monthly basis. We do ongoing reviews and keep a file of prospective future shows.

Shows are currently booked through October 2009. We will begin reviewing again for gallery shows in January 2009.

To submit to our gallery section, please include:

1. Your name and contact information
2. Samples of your work. The work we review must be very close in nature to the work we will showcase. We understand work that would be in the show may not be completed, but we must have a very clear idea of the style, consistency and quality of the work in order to book a show.
3. Price range of work. We most often book shows that feature a wide price range. Please remember, we specialize in affordable pieces.
4. A write-up of the concept of the show. We prefer to see a cohesive body of work or a theme that pulls the show together.

We are able to review online or by mail.

Please send jpegs or your URL and above details to Please keep files small.

By mail
Send slides or photographs and above details to our mailing address. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned. Please do not send originals.

Frequently Asked Questions for Artists
Artist Information:

Artist Contract PDF:

Artist Inventory Sheet PDF:

Artist Web Site Details PDF:

Bluebottle Art Gallery
415 East Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122

No Coast Craft-o-Rama

Deadline: August 1, 2008 (RECEIVE)

No Coast Craft-o-Rama

Minneaoplis, MN
December 5 & 6, 2008

The No Coast Craft-o-rama (NCCOR) is a craft event that began in December 2005 as a way to feature a variety of designers, artists, crafters and other talented creators of unique handmade goods.

NCCOR 2008 will take place Friday, December 5, from 3 PM to 8PM and Saturday, December 6 from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Midtown Global Market on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Please visit the Midtown Global Market web site: for information on parking, directions and bus service.


  1. Completed application to

  2. 3 to 5 digital photos: (jpg, gif, etc.) that are representative of your best work (sorry, no web sites, physical photos, slides, or CD-ROMs)

  3. non-refundable application fee of $10 (check payable to Crafters Local 612 or PayPal by August 1, 2008.

All applicants will be notified of their status by September 1, 2008.

The total fee for vendors is $75 (split into $10 non-refundable application fee and a $65 vendor booth fee due upon acceptance) plus an optional $25 if you require a table and chairs. This fee includes Friday and Saturday.

The $10 application fee is due by August 1 and must be received before your application can be considered, while the balance of the fee (plus table rental, if applicable) is due from accepted vendors by October 1, 2008.

Each vendor space is 6' x 8'. You may set up your space in any configuration within that boundary. If you need a table and chairs, you may rent a 2 ½’ by 6’ table with two chairs from us for $25. Otherwise you are certainly welcome to provide your own display that fits inside the confines of the 6’ by 8’ space.

Visit website for complete details:

Email the organizers at

second storie} at the market

Deadline: Ongoing

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South Wedge Farmers Market
Rochester NY

We at second storie are huge fans of the South Wedge Farmers Market, so we are absolutely thrilled to have been invited to be the curators for their Arts and Crafts tent for the entire 2008 season!

We are able to feature a different artist or crafter each week, rain or shine, and are eager to have you with us. All applicants are juried and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We look forward to having you join us!

The second storie tent at the South Wedge Farmers Market
Behind Boulder Coffee 100 Alexander Street, Rochester NY, 14620

Every Thursday, 4pm-8pm, starting May 1st, running through November 13th,
rain or shine.

Application Deadline:
We will be accepting applications throughout the entire season on a first-come,
first-served basis. Please include your top three preferred dates. We need to
receive your application at least three weeks prior to your first preferred date.
If we are unable to accommodate any of those, we’ll offer you three alternatives
and you may choose from them.

$30. This fee includes a 6’x 3’ table {white linens included} within our 10’x10’
tent, and a link to your Etsy shop or web-site on our blog {which is also
accessible from and }.

Upon acceptance, we will need your payment no less than two weeks prior
to your scheduled Thursday. If for any reason you need to withdraw yourself
we will need notification of at least two weeks for a full refund of your fee.

Please submit 3-5 images of what you plan to sell. Images may be sent in one of
three ways: list URLs of images in the photo portion of the application, send 3-5
digital images to, or send a CD or printed images along
with your application and a self addressed stamped envelope. If no SASE is
included, images will not be returned.

vendor application 2008 : application_swfm08.pdf


For more information, or questions about second storie, please contact:
Shanna Murray
188 Whitney Road
Penfield, New York 14526
phone: 585.233.7415

For more information about the South Wedge Farmers Market, please visit:

Lillstreet Artist in Residence: 2008/09 Metalsmithing & Textiles

Deadline: July 20, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Lillstreet Art Center

2008/2009 Artist in Residence Program
Metalsmithing & Textiles
Chicago, IL
Residency Dates: October 1 – March 31, 2008

Founded in 1975, Lillstreet Art Center prides itself on being a lively community of artists working in a non-competitive environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual.

Lillstreet Art Center supports the arts through an artist residency program, gallery, studio space, education and and outreach program. We are dedicated to bringing artists and audience together through our committment to promoting, supporting and encouraging the fine arts.

Lillstreet Artist in Residence Program: Click here for an application for 2008/09 residencies in Metalsmithing & Textiles [doc]

Residents must work on their own work in the department for 10/20 hours per week, while also being available to assist students. They will also perform other duties as assigned. In each department, the department head will be the supervisor and liaison between residents and Lillstreet.

Residency includes:
Semi-private studio in one of the department classrooms
24-hour access
Stipend for materials $100/$200 per month depending on department size
Free classes in any department
Opportunity to teach in Lillstreet adult program
Group Exhibition at end of residency with other resident artists

Residency does not include:
Housing or food
Travel costs
Purchasing of Equipment

Qualifications for Resident Artists
We select artists for the quality of their work and anticipation that the Lillstreet community and facilities can support its growth.

We expect resident artists to actively participate in our community and sustain its vitality and unique character: that is, sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for creative expression. Lillstreet faculty and artists have a long tradition of valuable interaction with students at all levels as well as colleagues. Lillstreet has evolved into a unique creative community because of this shared commitment. Lillstreet artists are accessible. We support the inquiries of our students no matter how basic the question is. Residents must be open and willing to share knowledge with a wide variety of students of all ages, backgrounds and levels of artistic ability.

Please email Mia Capodilupo, Director, with any questions about the residency program at No phone calls please!

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 North Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60640

goodEGG industries

Deadline: Unspecified

goodEGG industries


goodEGG's mission is to support the Canadian independent craft community by bringing attention to the work of exciting, emerging craft artists and designers. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to share all of the creativity happening in Canada with the rest of the world!

Submission Info (truncated)
We are always looking for fresh Canadian talent to join the goodEGG community! If you are a Canadian artist, designer or crafter and would like to sell your work with us, please read review the following:

  1. We are looking for unique and exciting, well-designed and well-made products by Canadian crafters, designers and artists.

    You may submit work that is available for sale elsewhere, but you are also encouraged to create a limited edition line of products only available on goodEGG. Limited edition products will be featured as such on the site, and will bring more attention to your work.

  2. goodEGG provides a great venue to get your work out there. Even for those vendors with an existing online presence, selling through goodEGG provides you with the opportunity to gain greater exposure to a Canadian and international audience.

  3. We are committed to bringing greater awareness to the quality and uniqueness of your work and Canadian makers in general. We highlight designers, materials, and processes on the site through tools such as our blog and newsletter.

If you are interested in being a part of goodEGG, please send us some information about who you are and what you make through our contact form. Please include links to photos of specific products you’d like to sell on goodEGG. You may be asked to submit a sample so that we can verify the quality of your workmanship. All samples will be returned to you within three weeks.

Before applying, please take a look at the work available on the site and consider whether your work will be a good fit with our collection: goodEGG content