Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays and More

Hello Everyone:

This message should have preceded the postings...truly, I should have warned you to brace yourselves. We posted 31--yes, 31--new items today. That wraps up the year and brings the final tally to 456 opportunities listed in 2009. Good Gravy!! I think we've earned a short break.

The FACFE team (real troopers troupers) will be on Holiday Break until mid to late January for a well deserved rest. However, it won't all be play time. Right after the start of the New Year, we'll reconvene to begin work on the cosmetic aspects of the site. We hope to have a NEW LOOK just in time for the first posts of 2010.

Thank you for sticking with us in 2009. We're excited and hopeful for the coming year; and we look forward to all the new developments on the horizon.

All the best,
Elise N.

City of Philadelphia Public Art Program Artist Registry

Deadline: Ongoing

Artist Registry
City of Philadelphia Public Art Program

Philadelphia, PA

The City of Philadelphia Public Art Program consists of the Percent for Art Program, and the Conservation and Collection Management Program, commissioning new works of public art and overseeing the preservation and maintenance of the City's public art collection. The Public Art Program also facilitates temporary art initiatives with non-profits and other rganizations by providing public partnership and support.

The artist registry will allow artists to participate by maintaining a record of their work with the Philadelphia Public Art program. Public art staff, panelists, architects, and City agencies will consult the registry as opportunities become available. Public Art opportunities will still be announced via email and posted on our website; the registry will be used in addition to City selection processes. The registry is open to all professional artists. There are no residency requirements for the registry, although some opportunities will be limited to the greater Philadelphia region.

Submissions will be accepted throughout the year and will be kept for 2 years from the submission date. It is the artist responsibility to update their application.

Download the Application:

Visit the website:


Theresa Rose
Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
701 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contemporary Textiles Fair 2010

Deadline: Unspecified

Contemporary Textiles Fair 2010

Landmark Arts Centre
Teddington, Middlesex, UK
Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th March 2010

The Landmark Arts Centre has been holding art fairs for the past 14 years and the Contemporary Textiles Fair is a well-established feature of the Landmark’s visual arts calendar. Housed in the magnificent Grade II* gothic surroundings of the Landmark Arts Centre, the fair is among the most prestigious in the country with exhibitors from all over the UK and beyond. The unique setting and consistently high visitor numbers help to make this event both enjoyable and successful with many exhibitors choosing to return year after year.

The criteria for applications remain the same for all of our art-based fairs: individual textile artists and designer makers whose work demonstrates creativity, innovation and quality, balancing the tactile and functional with the aesthetic.

· All work shown must be the exhibitor’s own work
· Spaces are non-transferable
· No dealers or agents
· All work must be clearly priced, unless on commission basis

Please complete the Application Form and send it with a deposit cheque for £50, indicating your 1st, 2nd and 3rd stand choice and enclose a SAE if you require the return of your deposit if not selected. All applicants will be contacted by phone or email shortly after receipt of the application form to confirm if successful and then the balance will be due within 2 weeks. The deposit cheque will not be cashed until you have been accepted.

Contemporary Textiles Fair 2010 - Application Pack (PDF, 30 kB)
Contemporary Textiles Fair 2010 - Stands Details (PDF, 240 kB)


If you have any questions please email or telephone 020 8977 7558

Contemporary Textiles Fair 2010
Landmark Arts Centre
Ferry Road
TW11 9NN

Landmark Art Gallery

Deadline: Ongoing

Landmark Art Gallery

Landmark Arts Centre
Teddington, Middlesex

To complement our successful art fairs and busy schedule of creative activities, the Landmark Arts Centre has a new space – the Landmark Art Gallery – available year-round for visual arts exhibitions. The gallery can be hired for both group and solo shows.

Exhibit Your Art to a South West London Audience. Our impressively large interior space in Teddington, south west London, offers a unique environment for exhibiting contemporary art (paintings, photographs…)

Our expertise will be available to support artists make the most of this stunning space.

To accompany your completed application form we require the client to send in four images as examples of the type of work that you will be exhibiting. This does not need to be the work you intend to show but be similar in style and medium for the selection panel to make an accurate decision.

To Apply to Exhibit
Please download an application form and follow its instructions:

Landmark Art Gallery Application Form 2009: Word or PDF

Landmark Art Gallery Terms and Conditions, 2009 (PDF)


For further details please contact:

Ben Kidger, Gallery Curator
07989 570831 / 020 8977 7558 (select option 3)

Landmark Arts Centre
Ferry Road
Teddington, Middlesex
TW11 9NN

Rose Squared Productions Art & Craft Fairs

Deadline: Unspecified (Note: Application fee changes after January 15, 2010)

Rose Squared Productions, Inc.
Art & Craft Fairs

2010 Show Schedule:

Spring Fine Art and Crafts at Westfield Armory (indoors)
Westfield, NJ
April 17-18

Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park
Verona, NJ
May 15-16

Spring Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park
Bloomfield/Montclair, NJ
June 19-20

Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park
Upper Montclair, NJ
September 11-12

Fall Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park
Bloomfield/Montclair, NJ
October 16-17

Fall Fine Art and Crafts at Westfield Armory (indoors)
Westfield, NJ
November 6-7

Rose Squared Productions, Inc. presents six shows annually with 120 exhibitors in the Westfield Armory shows to 175 exhibitors in the Essex County shows. Artists and crafters from throughout the East Coast and beyond participate in these events. The shows are well-attended, well-organized events.

General Information
All craftspeople, photographers, fine artists, food vendors, 18 years and older may apply. All work must be original and completely finished. All work must be made by the exhibitor. No representatives or stores representing artists or craftspeople may apply.

For all shows, each applicant must submit color images representative of the work to be at the show(s). You may sell only what you have been juried for. If there is a change in your line, please notify us immediately. Also full image of your booth is required (canopy required). If applying for more than one show, only one set of images is required. The images will be used for jurying purposes to insure the highest quality show possible and will be returned upon notification of acceptance or rejection if a self-addressed business-sized envelope is enclosed with the completed application.

To ease with cash flow, you may either pay in full when applying or send one $100 deposit check and a post-dated check for March 1 for the spring show balance and another dated June 1 for the fall show balances. Any applications without checks will be returned. Call if you have questions.

There is a one-time non-refundable application fee for 2010 which must accompany this application. Before January 15 the fee is $20; after January 15, the fee is $25. Please send the application fee as a separate check.

Note: An application is a commitment to the show and no refunds will be given after the acceptance is sent. Applications not accepted will have their original check returned with notification.

Download Application Packet (includes app for each show): 2010_Application_Form


Rose Squared Productions, Inc.
12 Galaxy Court
Hillsborough, NJ 08844-3836
908-874-5247 (phone)
908-874-7098 (fax)

La Macina di San Cresci Artist Residency

Deadline: Ongoing

La Macina di San Cresci
Artist Residency

Chianti, Italy

The artist residency program provides the ideal combination of living and working in a setting of truly inspirational beauty. Applications are open to artists of all proficiencies-beginners to more advanced artists.

Artist residency consist of sojourning from 7 to 90 days, with a possible time extention subject to availability. This period covers a program based on the personal project proposal presented.

The artists are expected to pursue work independently or together with other creative people from other countries, developing and interchanging concise ideas on contemporary art and culture. The artist has open access to the space and equipment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will provide promotion through exibition, publication and/or exposure.


The program is running all year. NO DEADLINE.

Selection procedure
Applicants are invited based upon resume, compatibility and stated artistic intentions.
Admissions Timetable - There are no application deadlines. Decision dates are on the 15th of every month, and responses will go out within 15 days. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Residency fee: 1 week € 400, each next week € 300. Is requested a deposit of € 200 when the applicant receives acceptation of the candidature.




La Macina di San Cresci offers 10 partial funding in grant based on a combination of merit and need.
This assistance reduces Residency fees and may cover up to half the full cost of a minimum three-week residency.
This grant assistance is available from October 1 , 2009 to March 31 , 2010 residencies.

Applications for these awards are accepted any time.



Visit website for complete details:

La Macina di San Cresci
Pieve di San Cresci 1
50022 Greve in Chianti (FI) Italy

Montana World of WearableArt™ Show

Deadline: 1 May 2010 (ONLINE)

Montana World of WearableArt™ Show

TSB Bank Arena
Queens Wharf, Wellington
New Zealand
23 September – 3 October 2010

Official Montana WOW® Awards announced 25 September 2010

Described as a glorious rebellion against the mundane, the Montana World of WearableArt® Awards Show is where you enter a world of dreams and fantasies and witness an extraordinary procession of incredible works of art. A world where art and the human form combine in a sensory feast of amazing soundscapes, stunning lighting, dance and drama. There is no narration or explanation and no language barriers. An unforgettable extravaganza that inspires and enthralls all who see it. 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.

Making a garment for WOW® can be a daunting but highly rewarding challenge. WOW® is not exclusive - entrants do not have to be professional designers or hold fine arts qualifications.

There are seven sections in 2010: Each section has NZ$8,000 worth of prize money (with the exception of Bizarre Bra). Prize pool in excess of NZ$100,000 - A total of 35 prizes.


Design teams must consist of a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 designers.

Designers must enter under their own names rather than a collective or business name.

WOW® will supply the models for selected garments. Entries may be designed for up to 3 models.


Children's Section
Theme: The Magic of Books
Create a work of WearableArt™ inspired by a book.

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.

CentrePort Illumination Illusion Section
Theme: Float, Fly, Flow
Using the illusion of UV light, create a garment to perform in and WOW the audience that appears to float, fly, or flow through space above the stage.

Tourism New Zealand Avant Garde Section
Theme: Inspired by the Circus
Circus is a magic world inspiring all sorts of exciting colourful images.

Gen-i Creative Excellence Section
Theme: The Art of Light
Create a work of wearable art that enhances or alters its appearance when it self illuminates.

Bizarre 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.

Air New Zealand South Pacific Section
Gather inspiration from New Zealand’s rich Maori culture and the traditional cultures of our South Pacific neighbours.


Garments must be made to fit model sizes (Female, Male or Child) as stated in the prospectus. Garment must meet height & width restrictions as stated in prospectus.

Conditions of entry:

•Entries that have been accepted in any other competition in New Zealand or have appeared in any media publications in New Zealand will not be accepted. The only exception to this rule is with tertiary students who have exhibited their garment as part of their curriculum. These students may be eligible but need to apply to WOW® in the first instance.
•The garment has to be an original concept designed and created by the designer/s.


International Designers: No entry fee
NZ Designers: $45 entry fee

The Montana WOW® Awards Show Entry Kit is your essential guide to help you to design your WOW garment.The 2010 Entry Kit includes briefs on each of the seven sections in the 2010 show. For international designers there is also a supplementary insert which should be read in conjunction with the WOW Kit.

Download Montana WOW® Awards Show Entry Kit

Download International Supplementary Insert

For further information contact:
Competition Director Heather Palmer for assistance.
Tel (0064 3) 547 0861
Fax (0064 3) 547 0324
or write to P.O Box 9037, 95 Quarantine Road,
Annesbrook, Nelson, New Zealand

Contemporary Textiles Award 2010

Deadline: April 30, 2010 (RECEIVE) & (ONLINE)

Contemporary Textiles Award 2010

Buda Historic Home and Garden
Buda Garden Room
Castlemaine Victoria
June 5 - June 13, 2010

Members of the textile communities are invited to submit entries for a Contemporary Textiles Prize for which a theme is chosen for the Prize and for which there are seven categories, each with an individual monetary award.

“Gold” with the exception of the Open Section “Inspired by Buda”

The six categories are:
• “Inspired by Buda” Open Section: where entries must reflect some aspect of the Buda home or garden (for which the Award includes a piece of Silver)
• Embroidery of original design: where the major importance of the work is embroidery
• Mixed media: where patchwork or quilting is a significant part of the work
• Working with yarn: where knitting, crochet, felting or weaving are an important component of the finished work
• Wearable art: including any items of dress, millinery or costume jewellery
• Pigment, painted, dyed fabric: where fabric printing or painting is of major importance in the work

Additional Monetary Awards will be made for the:
• Best Entry Student work, primary or junior-secondary (over fifteen is considered "Open")
• Best Entry Over-all Award.
• Visitor’s choice award

Section Award: $350

Best Entry Award: $750 and two pieces of silver jewellery acquired at the Buda Historic Home and Garden Contemporary Silver and Metalwork Exhibition 2009

Visitors’ Choice Award: $300

COST OF ENTRY (maximum of three per entrant): $15 per entry $10 students

CURATOR FOR 2010: Vishna Collins
JUDGES: Pat Jones, Louis La Valliant, Patrick Snelling


Entry Details

Registration Form

On line registration:

Textiles: Buda Historic Home and Garden
42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine Vic 3450
T: 03 5472 1032 E:

Open Art Competition

Deadline: 30th April 2010 (RECEIVE)

Open Art Competition
Broadway Arts Festival 2010

Little Buckland Gallery
Broadway, Worcestershire, UK
Saturday 12th June - Sunday 20th June

The Competition is open to any artist based in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire or Warwickshire. The closing date for registration is Friday 30th April 2010.

We are looking for original work in any medium based on either a broad view of life in the North Cotswolds or reflecting the work of John Singer Sargent, to tie in with the rest of the Broadway Arts Festival in 2010.

Up to three pictures may be submitted. £8.00 per submission. The work should be delivered to Little Buckland Gallery, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7JH . Details and directions at .
Handing in days: Friday 14th May 1pm – 7pm, Saturday 15th May 10am – 4pm, Sunday 16th May 10am – 4pm.

If you are unable to do any of the above please contact Arabella Kiszely at 40 selected works will be hung in John Noott Galleries (in Cotswold Court) during the Festival.

We will also guarantee to hang at least one picture from each entrant at another exhibition at Little Buckland Gallery just outside Broadway.

All the work exhibited will be for sale with 60% going to the artist and 40% going to the BAF Charity to defray expenses. Please price your work with this in mind. Images of those hung at the John Noott Gallery may be used on the Festival website and other Festival publicity material. The judging panel will be chaired by Peter Wileman (President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters)

Open Art Competition Registration Form

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John Singer Sargent RA 1856 – 1925 was the most celebrated portrait painter of the Edwardian age. (In 1885, Sargent caused a scandal when he painted Madame X, a sensual portrait of Mme Gautreau, a noted society beauty.) It was whilst Sargent was staying with Francis D Millet at Farnham House on Broadway’s village green, that he embarked upon his most celebrated painting, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, the title lifted from the light-hearted lyrics of a popular song. The painting is a triumph of Sargent’s use of light which would never be equalled in quite the same way. It is a true example of Impressionist en plein air painting, which took numerous sunsets to complete and even during its conception provoked much discussion, amusement, involvement and encouragement from his circle of friends. Once completed it was very quickly acquired for the nation by the Tate, where it has been celebrated and revered ever since. Sargent was elected a full member of the Royal Academy in 1897. During his lifetime he was a prolific painter in both oils and watercolours and his work hangs in major collections throughout the world.

Art Between the Covers

Deadline: March 2, 2010 (ONLINE)

Art Between the Covers
Philadelphia Sculptors

University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
May 30 - June 13, 2010

Philadelphia Sculptors, the only non-profit organization of professional sculptors in the Philadelphia region, invites artists in all disciplines to change the world – or at least the World Book. In this collaborative project with Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP), artists will use a volume of the World Book Encyclopedia to create an affordable sculptural object. Resulting sculptures will be exhibited at The University of the Arts and then auctioned off to benefit the artist residency program of PAEP.

Artists working in all media are encouraged to participate. All completed works must be original.

Members of Philadelphia Sculptors will be assessed an entry fee of $10, with non-members paying $20.
*Note: New members may join Philadelphia Sculptors at a special low introductory rate of $30 (student rate $15) and then also be eligible for the lower members’ fee.

A jury consisting of members of the Philadelphia Sculptors Steering Committee will jury the submissions.

Artists will choose a theme or subject for their project from within the pages of the volume of the World Book Encyclopedia that they are using.

The dimensions of the completed work should not exceed 18” H x 18 ”W x 18 ”D .

Proposals for sculptures with attachments or multiple components that exceed these dimensions will be considered for selection if space allows.

Artists may create either drawings of a proposed sculpture, or present a completed work as their submission. They may submit a maximum of three proposals/sculptures.

Artists must submit digital images of proposal drawings of the planned work or of completed sculptures. Artists may submit no more than two image views per submission.

Philadelphia Sculptors will provide one book free of charge to any artist who does not already have one. Any additional volumes must be provided by the artist. The books may be picked up at the PAEP office in the Terra Building, 211 S. Broad Street, 10th floor, Philadelphia, from Monday, November 30, 2009 to Friday, December 11, 2009 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. After that time, books will remain available by appointment only. Artists may call 215-717-6596 to arrange a day and time.
For artists unable to come in person, books may be shipped (SEE PROSPECTUS FOR DETAILS).

Artists may use more than one volume for an individual project as long as it fits within the size restrictions. There are no restrictions on materials, but consideration will be given to practical concerns. Submissions that require a power source may be included, but their acceptance will be provisional, depending on access to electrical outlets.

At the conclusion of the public display period, the artworks will be auctioned off. The artist will receive 25% of the selling price, with the remainder donated to PAEP ’s artist residency program for K -12 schools. Any works not sold at the auction will be made available for sale in an online auction of limited duration after the exhibition has ended.

One work will be selected by Lewis Wexler of Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia and will receive a Best in Show award of $150.

Submission procedure:
1. Download PROSPECTUS for details.
2. Go to Submission Page for online SUBMISSION FORM.
3. After submitting form & payment, UPLOAD your images.

For additional information, contact: Leslie Kaufman, 215-413-9126, or Raye Cohen,


International Lace Award & Exhibition

Deadline: 29 March 2010 (ONLINE)

International Lace Award & Exhibition

Powerhouse Museum
Sydney, Australia
July/August 2011

The Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award is presented by the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia. The Powerhouse Museum is part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australia's leading cultural institution dedicated to celebrating human ingenuity.

Lace offers a subtle interplay of space, light and shadows and the mystery of concealment. The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, has an extraordinary and well documented collection of approximately 3,000 items of lace dating from the sixteenth century to the present. The Museum's Lace Study Centre has three hundred handmade examples of lace on display daily.

The triennial Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award seeks to encourage contemporary work of exceptional visual impact and originality, and to challenge conventional notions of lace and its applications.


To encourage the creation of contemporary lace of exceptional quality and visual impact.
To promote innovation in the use of materials and techniques.
To redefine traditional expressions of lace making and its design applications.
To gather a wide range of entries to reflect both the affinity and diversity of global cultures.

For the purposes of this award we define lace as: ‘an openwork structure in which the pattern of spaces is as important as the solid areas.’


Using the above definition as inspiration, create an original work in lace that can be worn, or used in the built environment, or a digital multi media interpretation of lace. Materials are limited only by your imagination. Works can range from large spatial pieces to tiny filigrees or multi media creations.

The work must be original and reflect a sense of the maker's identity and cultural origins.

Both traditional and non-traditional lace making techniques and materials are acceptable. Lace can be hand-constructed and decorated, machine-constructed and decorated or a combination.

It can be two- or three-dimensional.

There are categories for traditional techniques, fashion, built environment and digital multi media lace design.

Finalists will be chosen from expressions of interest and their work must be made and completed in 2010.

An entry can be submitted by up to two people who will then be credited equally.


The work will be judged by a panel of international and Australian experts drawn from traditional and contemporary disciplines of lace, fashion, design and architecture with reference to:

Visual impact
Originality and creativity
Innovation in design, materials and/or technique
Conceptual interpretation of 'place' or origin
Skill in execution

Works will be selected for consideration for exhibition in June 2011. Overall winners will be announced at the opening of the exhibition.


1. Open Category: International artists, designers and practitioners (professional or amateur)

2. Tertiary students of design in Australia and New Zealand: Students enrolled in Australia or New Zealand at the time they submit their expression of interest

PRIZES (only one prize will be awarded to each entry)

Category 1: Open

Winner: overall (from any category 1 entry)

Winner: traditional techniques (includes: needle lace, bobbin lace, crochet, knitting, knotting, netting and mixed laces) AU$4,000

Winner: fashion (includes: garment, jewellery or accessory)

Winner: built environment (includes: interior design, product design, or architecture)

Winner: digital multi media (includes: computer generated virtual lace design)

Category 2: Tertiary students in Australia and New Zealand

Winner AU$4,000
People's Choice Award

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to select a work to be awarded the People’s Choice Award at the close of the exhibition.


Expressions of interest will be uploaded to WEBsite. Do not send the actual work.

From the initial expressions of interest uploaded to this site, the judges will choose the finalists to be displayed in the exhibition in 2011. These finalists will be notified and will have seven months to complete their work.

Online Entry Form and complete guidelines:

Cloth Paper Scissors® 2011 Calendar Contest

Deadline: March 1, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Cloth Paper Scissors® 2011 Calendar Contest
“Make It Pretty!”

Stow, MA

We’re looking for some pretty mixed-media art for the Cloth Paper Scissors 2011 Calendar: pretty funny, pretty unusual, pretty inspiring—or just plain pretty! Each month and the cover will feature a piece of 12” x 12” artwork by one of you, our readers. The 13 winning entries (the cover and 12 months) will receive a prize package worth $200.

How it works (truncated)

•Create up to two original, not previously published, 12” x 12” square, pieces of mixed-media artwork based on the theme of “Make it Pretty!” Each piece of art must be 12” x 12”, with a depth (height when laid flat) of no more than 2” and the entire submission, including packaging, must weigh no more than 5 lbs. The artwork should also be sturdy enough to be wrapped and shipped for display at various quilt and textile shows with Cloth Paper Scissors.

•Although we welcome all mixed-media styles, each entry should be of original design, created for this challenge, and fit the theme.

•Submit three 8” x 10” photographs of each submission, one of the full piece and two detail shots.

•Along with your photos, please include a brief narrative explaining your interpretation of our theme, “Make it Pretty!”, as well as the methods and materials used in your artwork.

•Deadline for entry: Monday, March 1, 2010. Please note that this is a receive-by date. Your photos and descriptions must be in our office no later than March 1st.

Cloth Paper Scissors
ATTN: 2011 Calendar Contest
P.O. Box 685
Stow, MA 01775

We cannot accept emailed entries. However, if you have questions about the contest, please email Barbara Delaney at or write to us at the address above.

Visit website for complete information:

Art on the Streets

Deadline: March 1, 2010 by 5:00 p.m. MST (RECEIVE)

Art on the Streets

Colorado Springs, CO
June 18, 2010 to May, 2011

In its twelfth year,Art on the Streets (AOTS) is a year long venue to showcase the works of new as well as celebrated artists from across the nation while enlivening the Downtown Colorado Springs cityscape and urban experience.

A wide range of artistic expression, varied talent and cultural context are primary AOTS objectives. While sculpture tends to dominate the entry pool, other types of public art suitable for outdoor display are highly encouraged. Large-scale, outside-the-box, can’t-be-missed pieces are desirable. The only common denominator among selected works is the durability, safety and quality of the art.

Total number of selected pieces depends on the scope and quality of entries; however, approximately 8-12 pieces typically make up the show. Juror Jan Schall will announce all of the selections and personally introduce the award winners at the June 18, 2010 opening reception. The exhibit will run through May of 2011.

Entry Submissions:
• Artists may enter two works, with a suggested minimum dimension of 3 feet, vertical or horizontal, and scaled to outdoor spaces. Artists should consider that their work will be exhibited outdoors and accessible to the public for a period of approximately 11 months.
• Proposals using alternative materials, and/or creative use of space is encouraged. Please call to discuss if you have questions.
• Submission materials should be presented in one packet (no proposals sent via email) in a Word or .pdf document with JPEG images burned to a CD or DVD.

Non-refundable entry fee: $25

Art on the Streets Awards: First Prize $15,000, Second Prize $7,500, Third Prize $2,500; Plus $400 honoraria to each artist for installation assistance and one night complementary lodging per artist for attendance at opening reception.

Please contact Denise Schall, Program Coordinator for the Downtown Partnership by calling 719.886.0088, or via

Download the prospectus: AOTS Call For Entries 2010

Visit the website:

Disability Postcard Project

Deadline: February 5, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Disability Postcard Project

VSA arts
Washington, DC

An International Call for Postcards

Join people from around the world and send in a postcard documenting your interpretation of disability. All languages accepted. Print the postcard on cardstock and create a visual representation of your experiences, impressions and perceptions. We're taking a creative approach to investigate how many different ways people will interpret the same word. The deadline for receipt of postcards is February 5, 2010.

What's the cost? The cost of a stamp! We'll be creating an exhibition--online and in Washington, DC--to represent your submissions as a part of the 2010 VSA arts Festival.

Disability Postcard Project
c/o VSA arts
818 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

Visit website for full details (including link to Postcard template): VSA arts

2010 Open Exhibition: Target Gallery

Deadline: February 1, 2010 (RECEIVE)

2010 Open Exhibition
Target Gallery

Torpedo Factory Art Center
Alexandria, VA
October 2 - 31, 2010

This is an Open Call for proposals for an exhibition in the fall of 2010. This call is open to all artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive a solo exhibition at the Target Gallery from October 2 - 31, 2010. The artist/s will also receive a $500 stipend.

Works included in the proposal need not be the final works in the exhibition, but they must accurately reflect the quality, subject matter, media, quantity, and general dimensions of the Target Gallery exhibition. Artists may submit up to 30 images for consideration.

A three person panel consisting of artists and art professionals not affiliated with the Torpedo Factory Art Center will review all applications. One non-voting representative from the Target Gallery will also be present during the final group review. The jury panel consists of Cynthia Connolly, former director of Arlington County’s Ellipse Center and current curator/director of visual arts for Arlington County’s new Cultural Arts Center, Joey P Mánlapaz, a DC-based painter and faculty member at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and Shauna Lee Lange, founder of Shauna Lee Lange Arts Advisory and Design Studio.

Entry Fee: $40

Download the prospectus:2010 Open Exhibition Prospectus [pdf]

Sample Proposal available (soon) on website:

For a hard copy of a prospectus, send a SASE to:
Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Call: 703-838-4565 x 4

Who We Are: Contemporary Portraits

Deadline: February 15, 2010 (EMAIL)

Who We Are: Contemporary Portraits
Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery

College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown, NJ
June 10 - August 14, 2010

Who We Are: Contemporary Portraits. Do we look different as a result of all that has happened in the first decade of the 21st century, or are human traits and characteristics the same, regardless of the decade or the century? Artists are invited to submit portraits, in any media, that will reveal who we are.

Guidelines for Submission (truncated):
Artists are invited to submit up to 5 JPEGs of relevant work for any of the above exhibitions. Include a one-page resume, and an artist's statement about the works that you have submitted.

All works submitted must be available for the exhibition and must be completely ready for installation.

Visit website for complete details: call

Contact the Director: Dr. Ginny Butera,, 973-290-4315

Dr. Virginia Fabbri-Butera,Director
Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery
College of Saint Elizabeth
2 Convent Road Morristown, NJ 07960

The Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery is located on the main floor of Annunciation Center on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey, USA, 35 miles west of New York City.  The Gallery was funded by, and is named after, Therese A. Maloney, class of 1951. 

The Maloney Art Gallery is part of an increased initiative to promote the arts and the ideas and cultural contexts that surround their creation and presentation.

Rowan University Art Gallery

Deadline: February 1, 2010 (RECEIVE) & (Ongoing)

Rowan University Art Gallery

Curators’ Showcase Program
Westby Hall
Glassboro, NJ

The Curators' Showcase Program is currently reviewing proposals for the 2010/2011 exhibition season. Exhibitions will focus on the theme of The Body. Proposals that explore this theme are due February 1, 2010. Other themes are welcome and are reviewed on an on-going basis.

Rowan University Art Gallery encourages the development of exhibitions that will enrich the educational experience of our students and broaden awareness and appreciation of contemporary art.

We accept and review proposals from curators, artists, and art historians for exhibitions that explore themes that are culturally relevant, artistically unique, and highlight new processes and practices in the visual arts. We are especially interested in proposals that are multi-disciplinary, but all media will be considered.

Our facility allows us to present comprehensive exhibitions and permits related programming, such as lectures, artists’ talks, student workshops, and symposia.

Selected proposals will be developed into exhibitions, which are typically on view for approximately six weeks. A color brochure with an essay by the curator will be published for each exhibition.

To submit a written proposal, please include:
• One to two typewritten pages outlining the premise of the exhibition, why it is relevant, and the artists you propose to include in the exhibition.
• Visuals of the artists’ work, if appropriate. These need not be the actual works for the exhibition, but should be illustrative of the work to be included.
• Any other collateral information that may be helpful for our understanding of your proposal.
• A sample of your writing.
• A copy of your résumé or CV, including your contact information and email address.

Floor plans and images of the gallery are available by contacting Mary Salvante, Gallery and Exhibitions Program Director, at

Proposals and sample images should be submitted on a CD.

Curator Stipend $2,000

Visit website for full details:

If you would like to submit a proposal please review and complete the attached submission form: Curators' Showcase Form

Mary Salvante
Gallery and Exhibitions Program Director
Rowan University Art Gallery
Westby Hall
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028

500 Felt Objects

Deadline: February 13, 2010 (POSTMARK)

500 Felt Objects

Lark Books
Asheville, NC
Publishing Opportunity

Lark Books seeks images from artists/designers across the globe for publication in a juried collection showcasing felt objects. Categories in the book will include Garments, Jewelry, Furniture, Bags, Art Pieces, Headwear, Functional Items/Home Décor, Floor and Wall Coverings, and more. Felt must be the focus of all work, but other materials are allowed. While Lark usually features hand-made work, for this book, innovative designs in industrial felt are acceptable.

Juror: Susan Brown

There is no entry fee.

Artists will receive full acknowledgment in the book, one complimentary copy, and discounts on the purchase of additional books. Artists retain copyright of their work. Entries must be postmarked by February 13, 2010.

Lark accepts high-quality transparencies, slides, and digital images. Important: Lark Books will only publish photos of entries containing text and images that are free of copyright or for which the artist (or approved institution) holds copyright.

All visuals submitted must represent work that is original in design. Please choose work that reflects the book’s concept. A maximum of five entries per artist is allowed. We do not accept e-mailed submissions.

Questions? Email the book’s editor at

Download Entry Form and Guidelines: 500 Felt Objects Entry Form [pdf]

View website for additional information:

Landmark Art Fairs 2010

Deadline: 25 February 2010 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Landmark Art Fairs 2010

Landmark Arts Centre
Teddington, Middlesex
Midsummer Art Fair, Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 June 2010
Autumn Art Fair, Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 October 2010

Housed in the magnificent gothic surroundings of the Landmark Arts Centre at Teddington Lock, the Midsummer and Autumn Art Fairs have established themselves as major events in the visual arts calendar. The unique setting and consistently high visitor numbers help to make the fairs enjoyable and profitable for the artists and makers that it continues to attract
from the very highest end of the art market. We welcome applications from both new and returning exhibitors.

Our art fairs are open to individual artists that make high quality fine arts and crafts. Applicants need to fill out the application forms having selected up to 4 stands that they would like to exhibit in. You will need to accompany the forms with four images of your work for the selection panel. The panel will be comprised of the art fairs curator, a member of the Landmark trusts board and an external and impartial creative individual.

Applicants will then be informed of the panel’s decision and which space is available to them, we will of course endeavour to accommodate your first choices. If your application is successful you will be sent an acceptance letter in which you will be asked to send a cheque for the full amount of the stand.

You may apply to either the Midsummer or the Autumn Art Fair. Note: Exhibitors may exhibit at one fair only.

Midsummer & Autumn Art Fairs 2010 - Plan of Stands in Hall (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Midsummer & Autumn Art Fairs 2010 - Terms and Conditions (PDF, 540 kB)
Midsummer & Autumn Art Fairs 2010 - Application Form (Microsoft Word Doc., 450 kB)
If you cannot use the Word document: Midsummer & Autumn Art Fairs 2010: Application Form (PDF, 140 kB)


Application Packs (by post)
We are a charity, and have limited resources. So, where application packs are available above, please use those. Otherwise, please send an S.A.E. (1st. class stamp):

marked with the fair(s) you're interested in for the attention of:

Ben Kidger, Art Fairs Curator
07989 570831 / 020 8977 7558 (select option 3)
Landmark Arts Centre
Ferry Road
TW11 9NN


Deadline: 5 February 2010 (RECEIVE)

Tales of disaster and survival

Costume and Textile Conference
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
12 to 13 June 2010

In April 1968 the inter island ferry Wahine headed into Cook Strait, loaded with passengers and freight. Among her various items of cargo - a small brilliantly coloured cocktail dress - lovingly packed in a suitcase. As the ferry came to its ill-fated end on Barrett’s Reef, the suitcase and dress were abandoned as its owner fled to safety on the last lifeboat.

Months later “out of the fuel oil, the slimy silt and rust of the Wahine’s hold,” the dress was rescued and restored to its former glory - its miraculous recovery attributed to the survivalist properties of pure wool. To the promoters of wool this story was not only of the survival of a woman and her favourite party dress, but ammunition for an industry fighting to survive the synthetic revolution and willing to exploit every promotional opportunity at its disposal, even a national disaster.

Historically, and within current practice, costume and textiles are synonymous with survival, and are certainly no stranger to disaster. The 2010 New Zealand Costume and Textile Association conference will address the perilous theme of Hanging by a Thread. We look forward to receiving moving, inspirational, and thought provoking papers that tell tales of disaster and survival.

You are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words on the theme Hanging by Thread. Please include a short biography.

Abstracts should be forwarded to Dr Jane Malthus by Friday 5 February 2010.

Postal address: Dr Jane Malthus, Traquair, 2000 Lee Stream-Outram Road, RD 2, Outram 9074


Applicants will be advised if their abstract has been accepted by Friday 5 March 2010.

Visit website for complete details and to download the Call in pdf format:

:: Phone : +64 (04) 5706500
:: Email:

Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition

Deadline: 31 January 2010 (RECEIVE)

Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition

Toorak, Victoria
1 - 31 May 2010

The Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition is the most innovative and important annual event to take place in the Toorak Village, where we link the arts with business to form a unique cultural experience. During the entire month of may we exhibit contemporary sculptural works in the shop windows and on the sidewalks of Toorak Rd. Each year it continues to grow with increased enthusiasm from traders, artists & the public that view & buy sculpture.

2010 will be the 9th year of the Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition and we invite all emerging and prominent sculptors to submit entries for both interior & exterior installation.

Interior – Small To Medium Sized For Exhibition In Shop Windows & Must Be Displayed On An Independent White Base (Supplied By Artist). Remember Our Shop Window Sizes Do Vary & The Sculptures Must Share Window Space With Shops Merchandise.

Exterior – Large Sized, Extremely Robust & Able To Be Fixed/Bolted To Footpath For Installation Along Toorak Road.
There Will Be 8 To 10 Sites Available.

Consultant Curator – Malcolm Thomson, Presently Curator Of The Clement Meadmore Gallery At The Australian Academy Of Design
Will Assist The Exhibition Committee With The Selection Of Sculpture For The 2010 Exhibition.

Prizes: $5,000, $2,000 & $1,000 For The Most Innovative Sculptural Works

Exhibition Director – Tony Fialides

Download Entry Form: Artist_Entry_Form2010

Visit website for full details:

All Enquiries To Tracey Cammock – Mobile: 0438 542 713 Or Email:



Deadline: 21 January 2010 (ONLINE)


Charlottenborg Fonden

Kunsthal Charlottenborg
11 March to 9 May 2010

24/7 – an online exhibition space situated on the DR website
11 March to 1 June 2010

Applicants to Spring Exhibition 2010 will be able to apply both to the Spring Exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and to the special exhibition 24/7 – art created for an online exhibition space. But for each contribution applicants must define for which exhibition space they are applying. Our ambition is to attain a conscious, relevant relation to the potential of new media.

Guidelines for applications to Spring Exhibition 2010

The Spring Exhibition is an adjudicated open exhibition that anyone who is 18 years or older may apply for. Individuals as well as groups are welcome to apply for Spring Exhibition 2010 and the special exhibition 24/7.

The application fee is DKK 500*, which is paid online as the first stage of the application process. Your application is approved on payment, after which you can upload your contribution(s) and re-edit until the deadline on 21 January 2010.

Applications must take place online 14–21 January 2010.

You can submit a maximum of 5 contributions, all of which must be for sale. You can apply with up to 5 contributions in the categories: painting, sculpture, installation, graphic art, architecture, design, photography, video, film, performance, animation, sound art,, software art, visual poetry (mixed forms of text and image). There is a time-limit of 5 minutes for video, film, animation and other time-based works. The works may not be more than two years old.

When you apply to the Spring Exhibition, you must define whether your contribution(s) is/are intended for the physical exhibition space at Kunsthal Charlottenborg or for 24/7, an online exhibition space situated on the DR website.

Your contribution(s) will be assessed by the jury in accordance with the exhibition space you have chosen.

A hotline for application procedure will be in operation 14–21 January 2010 on telephone and e-mail:

Visit website for complete details:

For further information please contact:

Charlottenborg Fonden
Nyhavn 2, DK 1051 København K
T. +45 33 11 11 91, +45 3336 9050

Helle Westergård,
Charlottenborg Fonden

Maria LaBelle,
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
tel. 33 36 90 47

* Use an online converter to determine the rate in your currency.


Deadline: January 5, 2010 (RECEIVE)


Anton Art Center
Mount Clemens, MI
January 22 - February 27, 2010

Open to all artists 18 years and older residing in Michigan. Work submitted must be original and must be completed in the past two years. Work previously exhibited at the Anton Art Center will not be accepted. Each artist may submit a maximum of two pieces.


All media: drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media are acceptable. Entries must be ready to hang.

The exhibition committee reserves the right to remove work that does not comply with our installation standards.

$20 Anton Art Center Members
$30 Non Members

First Prize: $800
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $300

40% commissions will be retained by The Art Center on all sales.

Download the Entry Form

For more information please call: 586.469.8666 or email:

Anton Art Center
125 Macomb Place
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

“Illumination” Desotorow Gallery

Deadline: January 8, 2010 by 5pm (RECEIVE)

Desotorow Gallery

Savannah, GA
January 22-January 27, 2010

“Illumination” will be a juried exhibition of works of art created with or about light.

The juried exhibition “Illumination” is open to national and international artists of all levels. Entries to this call should either be constructed using light or explore light as subject matter. To be considered, an entry form, entry fee, artist statement and digital images of the artwork should be submitted to Desotorow Gallery by 5pm, Jan. 8.

A $15 submission fee allows for the submission of up to 3 pieces of work. Artists will receive notification of the list of selected pieces through email on Jan. 11.

Further information about submitting work for the exhibition “Illumination,” including a complete list of dates, submission guidelines and forms, can be found at
Any questions about Desotorow Gallery and this exhibition can be addressed by calling 912.355.8204 or emailing

Desotorow Gallery
2427 De Soto Ave
Savannah, GA
About Desotorow
Desotorow is an art gallery that fosters an awareness and appreciation of the arts by providing affordable exhibition space for emerging and professional artists and by offering educational outreach programming open to artists and the community. Desotorow hosts weekly art exhibitions and several music events each month. As a part of its community outreach programming, it also hosts film screenings, artist talks, and open critiques.

The Cartier Award 2010

Deadline: 5 January 2010 (RECEIVE)

The Cartier Award 2010
Frieze Art Fair

London, England UK

The Cartier Award is open to artists living outside of the UK, up to five years from graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or under thirty years of age. The Cartier Award is organised by Frieze Projects, sponsored by Cartier and presented in collaboration with Gasworks.

The recipient of the prize will have the unique opportunity to present their work at Frieze Art Fair 2010, guaranteeing a major international audience. Additionally the prize will cover production costs of up to £10,000, an artist’s fee, per diems, travel expenses and studio residency at Gasworks in London from August to October 2010.

Now in its fifth year, The Cartier Award has proved to be an important milestone in the development of young artists’ careers. Proposals for work can take the form of site-specific installations; performance; film; video or print work. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their proposal and its suitability for realisation at Frieze Art Fair.

The Cartier Award is an extraordinary opportunity for artists to realise a major new work at Frieze Art Fair as part of Frieze Projects. Works may be site-specific installations, performance, film, video or print. The award provides project production costs of up to £10,000, an artist’s fee of £1,000, and a three month residency at Gasworks including
accommodation, per diems and travel expenses. The award is open to non-UK based artists within 5 years of graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Frieze Projects: a curated programme of site-specific artist commissions that takes place at Frieze Art Fair together with Frieze Talks and The Cartier Award.

The selection committee for The Cartier Award 2010 comprises Roger Hiorns (Artist), Catalina Lozano (Residencies Co-ordinator, Gasworks), Grazia Quaroni (Curator, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art) and the 2010 Curator of Frieze Projects.

Application Details
Application Form

For full details of the award and an application form please visit:

Frieze Contact:
Belinda Bowring
tel: +44 (0)20 3372 6111

81 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY, UK
tel: +44 (0)20 3372 6111


Deadline: January 15, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Klein Art Gallery

Philadelphia, PA

The Klein Art Gallery is currently accepting curatorial proposals to guest curate an exhibition for the Summer or Fall of 2010. The Klein Art Gallery at the Science Center is a non-profit exhibition venue in Philadelphia dedicated to exploring contemporary art that intersects with science and technology. Proposed exhibitions should relate to the Klein Art Gallery’s mission.

The chosen curator will be given a stipend, exhibition budget and will work collaborate with Klein Art Gallery staff to execute their exhibition. This call is open to curators residing in the Greater Philadelphia region, artists proposed in the curator’s exhibition need not live in the region.

Download: Call for Curatorial Proposals (PDF, 25KB)


Klein Art Gallery
University City Science Center
3711 Market St, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Deadline: Ongoing
Deadline for Fellowships: January 31, 2010 (RECEIVE)


Artist Residencies
Greensboro, North Carolina

ELSEWHERE COLLABORATIVE 2010 residencies for artists, curators, scholars, designers and creatives of all kinds.

Elsewhere Collaborative, a living museum and experimental production environment in downtown Greensboro, NC, is now accepting applications from artists, curators, writers, musicians, designers, gardeners, makers, builders, scholars, producers, and creatives across media forresidencies in 2010. 

Elsewhere is set within a three-story former thrift store, boarding house, and warehouse containing one woman's enormous 58-year collection of American surplus, thrift, and antiques.  Elsewhere residencies invites experimental creators to join our collaborating community in utilizing this immense collection of objects, no longer for sale and instead circulating internally, as material or inspiration for site-specific projects that become part of an endlessly transforming environment of objects and works.  Artists live and work within interactive installations that provide evolving frameworks for investigating collaborations, community structures, and creative processes. 

Residency fellowship funding for travel, room and board, are now available in exchange for hosting an educational workshop during the residency.  Deadlines are rolling every other month; the deadline for fellowships is January 31 2010. 

Read more and download a brochure at

Danna Rooth
Program Director
847.702.8389 (phone)

elsewhere artist collaborative
606 & 608 south elm street
greensboro, north carolina 27406

“Blind Proxy” Desotorow Gallery

Deadline: January 22, 2010 by 5pm (RECEIVE)

“Blind Proxy”
Desotorow Gallery

Savannah, GA
January 29 - February 10, 2010

“Blind Proxy” an experimental, collective project that explores the idea of how placing one work of art next to another can create an unanticipated dialog. The exhibition “Blind Proxy” will be on display Jan. 29-Feb. 10, 2010.

The call for entries to “Blind Proxy” is open to national and international artists of all levels, and works of all genres and media. Works should be exactly 10 inches by 10 inches, and unframed.

To be entered, an entry form and $10 entry fee should be submitted to Desotorow Gallery by 5pm, Jan. 22. You supply the piece and Desotorow will construct the puzzle, combining all the individual works into one large installation.

Further information about submitting work for the exhibition “Blind Proxy,” including a complete list of dates, submission guidelines and forms, can be found at
Any questions about Desotorow Gallery and this exhibition can be addressed by calling 912.355.8204 or emailing

Desotorow Gallery
2427 De Soto Ave
Savannah, GA
About Desotorow
Desotorow is an art gallery that fosters an awareness and appreciation of the arts by providing affordable exhibition space for emerging and professional artists and by offering educational outreach programming open to artists and the community. Desotorow hosts weekly art exhibitions and several music events each month. As a part of its community outreach programming, it also hosts film screenings, artist talks, and open critiques.

Craft Hatch

Deadline: 18 January 2010 (RECEIVE)

Craft Hatch

Craft Victoria

Craft Victoria is pleased to be partnering with the City of Melbourne's, City Library to hold Craft Hatch – an incubator market that showcases the work of student and emerging designers. Craft Hatch is a rare opportunity for you to purchase the freshest, hand-made products direct from the designer; including homewares, jewellery, clothing, accessories, stationery and more.

Craft Hatch is held every second Saturday of the month at the City Library, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 11.00am – 4.00pm.

Applications to participate in Craft Hatch in February, March and April 2010 are now open. In February, Craft Hatch will host a special edition of the market to coincide with the Sustainable Living Festival. Artists whose practice is founded around environmentally and socially sustainable principles are strongly encouraged to apply and this market is open to both emerging and established makers.

The market will resume normal programming in March and April. To register your interest online, visit: crafthatch/registration

For more information including application details: CraftHatch Registration Info [pdf]

The application deadline for the February, March and April markets is Monday 18 January.

Please address all enquiries to:
Kim Brockett
Market Coordinator
t: 03 9650 7775
f: 03 9650 5688

Courthouse Gallery Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: January 31, 2010 (RECEIVE) & (ONGOING)

Exhibition Proposals
Courthouse Gallery
Lake George Arts Project Gallery

Lake George, New York

The Lake George Arts Project Gallery Committee invites artists to submit exhibition proposals to the Courthouse Gallery. We seek proposals from professional artists and crafts-persons (those making a living, or endeavoring to make a living, through their artwork). Strong preference is given to work created within the past two years. We welcome proposals for special exhibitions, installations, mixed media presentations, and performance art.

The deadline for proposals is always January 31.

Courthouse Gallery Submission Guidelines (truncated):

Submit slides OR digital images, not a combination of both formats.

Slides: Submit 10 to 12 slides of recent work, numbered to correspond to an Image Script. This Script must have the following information: artist’s name, title of artwork, medium, dimensions, date. Installations or 3-dimensional work may be illustrated by multiple slides. Slides must be 35mm and enclosed in a plastic slide sheet.

Digital Images on CD: In lieu of submitting 35mm slides, artists may submit 10 to 12 digital images of recent work on a CD, in accordance with the following guidelines: Image Dimensions should be approximately 4 to 6 inches, and no more than 1200 x 1200 pixels (the longest dimension of the image must be no more than 1200 pixels). The file size for each image must be no larger than 2 MB. Submit only PC-compatible files, in jpeg format, in RGB or SRGB color mode only (No CMYK).

Please do not email submissions, or send links to web sites. Please do not send original art works with your application, we cannot be responsible for loss or damage. Selection and notification is usually complete by April.

Visit website for complete details:

Old County Courthouse
1 Amherst Street
Lake George, New York 12845
518.668.2616 (phone)

Art in the Open

Deadline: January 31, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Art in the Open
Rosenwald/Wolf Gallery

University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
June 9-12, 2010

Art In The Open (AIO) is a citywide festival that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating art, and their relationships with the urban environment. Inspired by the tradition of plein air painting, AIO will welcome artists working in any medium or style to create art outside, on-site over a four-day period along the banks of the tidal Schuylkill River — from the historic Fairmont Park Water Works and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, south to landmark Bartram's Garden.

The AIO jury will select 30 artists from collected submissions: approximately half of those identified will be artists who live outside the Philadelphia area. A welcoming reception will be held in City Hall at the beginning of the festival accompanied by a curated show of participating artists' work. A closing exhibition and sale will be held on the final evening of the festival (June 12, 2010) at the Rosenwald/Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts.

•Janet Kaplan, Moore College of Art
•Jennifer McGregor, Director of Arts & Senior Curator, Wave Hill
•Andrea Packard, Director, List Gallery, Swarthmore College
•Lee Stoetzel, Director, The West Collection at SEI

Professional artists working in any medium that can be made 'outside, on site'. Students and artists under age 21 are not eligible.

Entry Fee
A non-refundable entry fee of $30

Image Submission
Please submit 5 images of previous work. All work submitted must be available for exhibition if selected.

Terms & Conditions (truncated)
•Artists are not permitted to sell any works during the festival. Works selected for the closing exhibition and sale will be tagged by our selection committee on the last day of the festival.
•We cannot provide insurance for work or during festival or during the exhibitions.
•Selected artists are responsible for shipping and return shipping of submitted artwork.
•AIO will take 30% commission on all artwork sales, 70% of the sale will be given to the artists.
•Participating artists' biographies and their work will be posted to the AIO website along with links to their personal websites.

View the AIO Call to Artists:

For information about becoming a participating artist please contact:

General inquiries please contact:

Art in the Open c/o Tu Huynh
Art In City Hall Program
City of Philadelphia, Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
116 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Saturday, December 05, 2009

1708 Gallery Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing

1708 Gallery

Richmond, VA
Exhibition Proposals

1708 Gallery presents an average of eight exhibitions a year by emerging and established professional artists from all over the world. Each exhibition is approximately 6 weeks long.

1708 Gallery's focus is to present new art that is not older than three years.

Exhibition Proposals

Artists and curators may submit exhibition proposals to 1708 Gallery throughout the year. We welcome submissions from professional and emerging artists in all mediums (students are not eligible). 1708 Gallery's Exhibition Committee which includes professional artists from 1708 Gallery's Board of Directors review and select all exhibitions presented at 1708 Gallery.


Only complete proposal packages will be reviewed.

Selected artists will receive a 6 week exhibition at 1708 Gallery, a small honorarium, and some funding for exhibition related expenses. Artists are responsible for delivering, shipping, installation, and deinstallation of their work and all related costs. 1708 Gallery will provide assistance with installation and deinstallation. Exhibiting artists are encouraged to attend the exhibition opening and participate in an artist talk.

About 1708 Gallery

1708 Gallery is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to exhibitions, arts and education programs and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender,religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

Contact Gallery Administrator, Jolene Giandomenico at if you have any questions.

Visit the website for complete information:

Download the Exhibition Proposal Guidelines: Proposal Guidelines [pdf]

1708 Gallery
319 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23241
(phone) 1.804.643.1708

50/50 Arts Collective

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

50/50 Arts Collective

Victoria, BC
Exhibition Proposals

Artists are welcome to propose events and/or exhibitions through our email or snail mail addresses. In order to obtain approval for a given event, all proposals will be discussed by the collective's board members. Please note all exhbitions require a host/facilitator from the volunteer pool of fifty fifty members.

We are presently accepting applications for gallery shows. To apply, you must submit a small portfolio consisting of 5 or more samples of your work and an artist statement which should ideally provide a context for this show. This statement could accompany your exhibition if desired. Gallery floor plan is available on the website.

You can email jpegs of your work to or supply us with a web page featuring your works. Additionally, one can email us to arrange to drop off either photos or slides to the gallery (please note that we are not open regular hours every week).

Art Shows generally run for the course of 10 days over 2 weekends. Gallery shows can be combined with a store front installation depending on availability of this space.

The gallery space is provided at little expense to the artist. We ask that a $50.00 deposit be left with the collective until the gallery has been cleared and left in adequate condition. A suggested 30 percent donation of sales is recommended but not enforced. If you have any questions or proposals drop us an email.

Complete guidelines available on the website: guidelines

The fifty fifty is a non-profit artist run society organized and operated by a small group of volunteer members that work to promote the independent art scene throughout the victoria area. The fifty fifty aims to provide exhibition space at little to no cost from the artist. The fifty fifty board is not bound by aesthetic divisions, and have little time for elitist judgment or genre restrictions yet do seek unique exhibits and programs that can not find an appropriate home elsewhere in victoria.

We cater to a diverse group of folks working in victoria's burgeoning arts scene: artists and folks working in genres not yet defined by the mainstream.

50 50 Arts Collective
2516 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC. V8T 4M1

Exhibition Proposals: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Deadline: Ongoing

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Exhibition Proposals

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is the first museum in the United States dedicated to quilts and textiles as an art form. The Museum welcomes exhibition proposals year-round from artists working in the fiber arts.

Each proposal must include the following:
1. Exhibition Proposal/Artist Statement: Please clearly state why the SJMQT is an appropriate venue for your proposal.
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3. Slides or CD: 10 slides labeled and or 10 good quality digital images (at least 300 dpi, approximately 5” x 7”)
4. A list of images with title, date, dimensions, materials, and technique.
5. If sending a CD, please also include all requested documents (items 1, 2, and 4 above) on the CD as Word or PDF files.
6. Press coverage you and your work has garnered, including things like articles (newspaper, magazine, web), reviews, interviews, etc.
7. A self-address stamped envelope to receive a response to your submission.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed quarterly by the Curator. Due to the high volume of proposals received by the Museum, response time may vary. A response will be mailed if you include a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage with your submission.

Download Exhibition Proposal Guidelines: Artist Submissions [pdf]

Visit website for complete details:

Deborah Corsini, Curator
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose, California 95113
Phone: 408.971.0323
Fax: 408.971.7226


The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote the art, craft and history of quilts and textiles.

Textile art transcends cultural, ethnic, age and gender boundaries and encompasses traditional as well as contemporary forms. The museum provides a serious venue for all artists working with textiles, filling a void left by larger institutions with a narrower view of what defines artistic expression. Its exhibits and programs promote the appreciation of quilts and textiles as art and provide an understanding of their role in the lives of their makers, in cultural traditions, and as historical documents.

2010 Art U Wear Competition

Deadline: April 15, 2010 (POSTMARK)

2010 Art U Wear Competition

Textile Art Festival
Brisbane Exhibition Centre, South Bank
June 25 - 27, 2010

The 2010 Theme: Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland has inspired the theme for this exciting NEW wearable art competition sponsored by Bernina and Expertise Events.

2010 Art U Wear is a judged competition in conjunction with the Textile Art Festival:
Sponsored by Expertise Events Pty Ltd (EE) & BERNINA Australia Pty Ltd

The Competition:

Textile artists, designers and anyone with a love of creative textiles is invited to enter a competition to create a wearable art costume (ensemble).

Total prize pool: $5000 to be divided as follows:
1st prize: $3,000 cash
2nd prize: $1,500 cash
3rd prize: $500 cash
Junior prize (entrant under 18 years of age at April 15, 2010: One Bernina sewing
machine (Bernina activa 210)

Rules and Entry Form:
1. Entries will be judged on creativity, interpretation of the theme, design merit and workmanship.
2. The competition is open to the public. An individual or groups may enter, as long as all persons who contribute to the entry are nominated on the entry form. A limit of two entries per person or group applies.
3. Entries must have been completed after July 2009, not prior to this.
4. Employees and family members of Bernina Australia and Expertise Events are not eligible to enter.
5. If a commercial pattern/s has been used as the basis for this design, this must be acknowledged on the entry form.
6. Entries must be labelled clearly with the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, and email and the name of the work. Labels must be cloth and securely stitched to the inside of the work.
7. The entrant/s stated on the Entry Form must be the maker/s of the entry.
8. Entries are to be created from predominantly (more than 50 percent) textile materials, not paper or plastic.
9. Entries must be able to be packaged into a carton measuring: maximum length on longest side no more than 1metre and maximum girth (measured around the other two dimensions) no more than 140cm, and must weigh no more than 15kg.
10. Entries must be available for display at the Textile Art Festival June 25 – 27, 2010 and selected entries also displayed at the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair, July 22-25, 2010.
11. Entries must be posted, not delivered personally, and will be returned by post. Entries cannot be collected in person at the event.
12. Expertise Events and Bernina will take all care but no responsibility for any damage or theft to an entry that occurs while the entry is in the care of Expertise Events and Bernina. If insurance of any kind is required, this is the
responsibility of the entrant and will be at their cost.

Entry Deadline: All completed, signed entry forms, hard copy photographs and digital images must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2010 and must be sent altogether accompanying the entry form to Expertise Events.

Entry Fee: A fee of $20 per entry is payable by cheque.

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The Textile Art Festival is a brand new event celebrating creative textile craft in Australia. The Textile Art Festival is for lovers of wearable art, surface decoration, knitting, crochet, embroidery, embellishment - in fact anything to do with fibre, yarn or fabric.

The event features displays, stage presentations and educational sessions with a fantastic line-up of tutors presenting a three-day program of hands-on classes and an expo where visitors can stock up on textile supplies.

F.I.R.A International Fine Bookbinding Exhibition

Deadline: BEFORE 1st March 2010 (RECEIVE)

Xth F.I.R.A International Forum of Fine Bookbinding
Bookbinding Exhibition

organised by A.R.A. Belgica &
The City of Bruges
Public Library “Biekorf”
Bruges, Belgium
26 May to 7 July 2011

Rules and Regulations
Each participant is limited to one binding, the size of which will not exceed 25 x 32 cm, nor should have been previously exhibited. Jansenist bindings and blank books are not permitted.

The bindings will be presented to an exterior jury appointed by A.R.A. Belgica, whose choice will be absolute and without appeal.

If the number of entries should exceed the capacity of the exhibition space, the jury would have to carry out a complementary selection.

The entry fee is € 100,00 for A.R.A. members and € 130,00 for not-members.

Postal insurance is the responsibility of the participants. The municipal library will bear the insurance expenditure during the whole duration of the exhibition.

Rules and Regulations [pdf]
Enry Form [doc]

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TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB)

Deadline: March 1, 2010 (RECEIVE) & (EMAIL)

TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB)

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
San Jose, CA
August 17 to October 31, 2010

In 2010, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles will launch a new signature event—the International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB). ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists mining the expressive potential of fiber media and engaging new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes, as a medium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work. Leveraging its location in Silicon Valley, the Museum envisions ITAB serving as the premiere platform for introducing the emerging work of artists exploring the intersection of fibers and technology to the global community that assembles—virtually and non-virtually--on the occasion of San Jose ’s biennial ZeroOne: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge (01SJ).

As fibers, textiles, and the language of textile patterning have achieved wide currency in contemporary art practice—often as a means of evoking a collective haptic experience that is both historical and contemporary--ITAB seeks to expose and explore the tensions between and among works by artists using fiber media whose centers of gravity are located in diverse artistic disciplines. We welcome submissions from artists in the fields of architecture, fashion, fiber art, installation art, interior design, new media, painting, sculpture, etc. Artwork demonstrating a keen understanding and mastery of the aesthetic, structural/technical, and semiotic possibilities of fiber and of digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies--will become the hallmark of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' International TECHstyle Art Biennial.

ITAB 2010 will be on view from August 17 to October 31, 2010 to coincide with the 3rd 01SJ Biennial, September 16-19, 2010.

  1. Entries must be original work completed after January 1, 2008.
  2. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Collaborative work will be considered as a single entry. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
  4. Work must not exceed 10’ in any single dimension.
  5. Installation pieces must state total space requirement on entry form.
  6. Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop. Student work is accepted if it meets the previous statement.
  7. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.

$35 entry fee for each entry. 1. Artists may submit up to three (3) works.

Download Prospectus: ITAB_Prospectus [pdf]

Download Entry Form: ITAB Entry Form [pdf]

For more information see or contact the Museum at 408.971.0323 x14.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113 USA

The New Quilt 2010

Deadline: March 19 2010 (RECEIVE)

The New Quilt 2010

Collaboration between The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc
and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
June 18 – July 25, 2010

Entry is open to all quiltmakers.

For the purpose of this exhibition a quilt is defined as a layered stitched textile with at least 2 distinct layers bound together by stitches throughout the piece.

Entries must be the original, non-traditional design of the entrant. Works made under supervision in a class or workshop are not eligible.

Quilts must have been completed since January 2008.

Quilts must not have been exhibited nor published in any media previously.

Entrants may submit up to 2 quilts, sets of quilts are considered as a single unit. Only one quilt per entrant will be selected.

Quilts may be any shape or size.

Quilts must be received ready to hang, with a rod pocket with a depth of 10 cm attached to the back top edge of the quilt and finishing 1cm short of the side edges.

All quilts must have a cloth label with the entrant’s name, address, phone #, email address and quilt title securely sewn to the back of the quilt.

Quilts may be for sale. A commission of 33.3% will be retained.

Images of incomplete quilts will not be accepted. Selection will be made from high resolution digital images on CD (not DVD). Entrants must submit 2 images of each quilt, one of the whole piece and a detail.

A non-refundable entry fee of $25 for members of The Quilters Guild, $35 for non members must accompany your images and completed entry form. The fee covers up to 2 quilts.

Completed and signed entry forms, images and fee must be received by March 19 2010.

Selection will be made on the basis of originality and innovative use of the medium. The selectors’ decision is final.

Visit website for complete details: Quilt 2010

Download the entry form: 2010 EntryForm [pdf]

The Quilters’ Guild-
Pamela Fitzsimons -

The New Quilt 2010
The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc
Level 5, 276 Pitt Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

Craft Cubed Festival 2010

Deadline: 28 February 2010 (RECEIVE)

Craft Cubed Festival 2010

Craft Victoria
Melbourne Australia
5 August to 4 September 2010

Event Proposals
Theme: Childhood

Established in 2009, the Craft Cubed festival aims to be highly participatory and to create a space for practitioners and the public to engage with contemporary issues. The 2010 festival dates are 5 August to 4 September and the theme is Childhood.

Artists have long engaged with issues associated with childhood, and it is a particularly relevant query today as to what constitutes childhood – how do the different forms and phases of childhood affect the arts, and what is the importance of play?

Childhood is a concept that lies at the foundation of all societies, and it is where the rules of what is right and wrong are developed. It is also the origin of imagination, and in linking imagination and morality, ‘Childhood’ as a theme is intended to create a powerful arts event that explores many of the constructs associated with contemporary craft and design.

Expressions of Interest are now being sought for festival satellite events (eg studio workshops, exhibitions, student projects etc) that engage with the theme.

Email your 100 word event description to

Website: Craft Cubed/craftlife

The Tallahassee International

Deadline: February 14, 2010 (POSTMARK)

The Tallahassee International

Annual Juried Competition
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts
August 23 to September 26, 2010

The Tallahassee International is an annual juried competition organized by Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. The competition is open to all media and is juried by a panel of faculty from within the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance.

Rules of Entry (truncated)
  • Artists are eligible to submit works without regard to sex, race, creed or national origin.
  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older (current FSU CVATD faculty or students may not enter).
  • All media is eligible for consideration.
  • The Museum does not impose size restraints.
  • Work must be original and prepared for exhibition.
  • Work will be insured from the time of arrival at the museum through return transit.

Entry Fee
There is a $20.00 entry fee. A maximum of two (2) works per person may be submitted. Digital images or slides will be accepted.

Method of Selection
The competition is juried by a panel of faculty members from the Florida State University College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance. Jurors select works based on their own merit and must agree the artist demonstrates skill within the chosen medium. Selections are made from the digital images, so it is imperative that quality images be provided to insure fair judging. Jurors and the FSU Museum reserve the right to reject, upon arrival, any work of unacceptable craftsmanship and quality not discernible in the image.

The jurors select the award winners from the actual works of art, after the exhibition has been installed. The First Place winner will receive $1,000.00 and the Second Place winner will receive $500.00. A color catalog is produced, and all artists who enter will receive a copy. Accepted artists will each receive a set of 12 complimentary catalogs. The Museum does not take a commission on works sold as a result of the exhibition. Interested buyers will be referred directly to the artist.

Contact Information
If you have any questions please email Jean D. Young at or call (850) 644-3906.

Download Entry Form: Tallahassee International Entry Form [pdf]

Visit website for full details:

FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Tallahassee International
530 W. Call St.
250 Fine Arts Bldg.
Tallahassee FL 32306-1140