Monday, March 23, 2009

The Art of Fine Craft 2009

Deadline: July 1, 2009 (POSTMARK)

The Art of Fine Craft 2009

A National Juried Exhibition
Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, NE
October 1 - November 8, 2009

A juried exhibition to showcase the best work in fine craft including ceramics, glass, textiles, fibers, metalwork, jewelry, woodworking and printmaking. The exhibition is held in conjunction with Art of Fine Craft conference, October 1-2, 2009, a biennial conference produced by Lux Center for the Arts and Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Artists must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the United States.

Two images per entry are allowed.

All artwork must be installation ready and MUST fit through a standard door.
Elder Gallery reserves the right to reject any artwork due to inadequate
preparation for installation, or for security or public safety concerns.

The jurors are Jason Briggs, Victoria Goro-Rapoport, and Jess Starkel. Each
of these jurors will select a Juror's Choice award winner with a $150 prize.
Keynote speaker, Sonya Clark, will award a Best of Show prize in the
amount of $500.

The Art of Fine Craft Conference (Lux Center for the Arts) holds a 50%
commission on any sold artwork. Artwork not for sale must be marked NFS,
but have a stated value for insurance purposes.

$30 entry for up to three works

Download a prospectus here! [PDF]

Visit for more information.

The Art of Fine Craft, Juried Exhibition
Lux Center for the Arts
2601 N 48th St
Lincoln NE, 68504

Urban Craft Uprising

Deadline: April 10, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Urban Craft Uprising

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Seattle, WA
August 1 & 2, 2009

Urban Craft Uprising is a community of crafters, dedicated to growing the crafting community and showcasing the best indie crafts out there. Our annual show (now in its fourth year) is renowned for drawing the most creative, unique, and cream-of-the-crop crafters from around the region-and even some vendors from as far away as Boston and Toronto! The uprising is truly a unique showcase for rising indie craft stars, and a venue for holiday shoppers to marvel over one-of-a-kind, avant-garde creations, and at no charge to the public.

UCU Frequently Asked Questions (truncated)

  • What do you mean when you say UCU is a juried show? How do you pick who gets in?
    Part of what makes Urban Craft Uprising a successful show is the careful selection of vendors we think will create the best balanced and quality show. With previous attendee surveys in hand, we sit down as a team and make decisions based on originality, aesthetic, marketability, general appeal, price range, etc. We also consider the variety of the show overall, making sure that we don't have too many similar items or vendors. Take a look at our vendor list and our flickr pool to get a sense of the show.

  • Aside from a booth space, what perks do I receive by being a vendor with UCU?
    UCU vendors gain exposure to thousands of potential fans and shoppers. The UCU vendor will have their business name and website listed on the UCU "Vendor Links" page for almost a full year, as well as inclusion of their business name and booth location in the UCU show program which will be handed out at the show. Nearly 8,000 attendees attended our last Winter show, in December of 2008. The Winter show program was available in nearly 100,000 copies of that week's The Stranger weekly. We got nearly 1.4 million hits and over 42,000 unique website visitors in 2008, and our monthly newsletter boasts 1,800+ subscribers.

  • Do you need to see photos of my work?
    Yes. In addition to your application, you need to submit 5 photos in jpg format (no larger than 1024x768 pixels).

  • Can I apply to share a booth with a friend?
    Sure, but you each need to fill out the application separately, and will be juried separately. If both of you are accepted, we'll make split booth payment arrangements with you. If one of you gets in, but the other doesn't, we will offer you a space of your own, or try and match you up with another shared booth partner.

  • What are the fees and costs involved in the show?
    We've kept booth fees the same as last year's Winter show. For the first time this year, we are asking for a non-refundable $10 application fee. In the past, we have required full booth payment up-front, which was a hardship for some vendors. This fee allows us to limit collection of full booth fees solely to vendors accepted to the show.

  • Booth Sizes and Prices
    Booths are available in two sizes: 10'x10' -- $275; 10'x5' -- $175; (Vendor provides all tables, chairs and display items)

    If you do not have a City of Seattle business license you will need to pay an additional $10 licensing fee ($5 per day).

    If you would rather not donate Swag items, you may pay a $25 swag fee.

    If accepted, you will be billed through Paypal, and will pay an additional $10 for Paypal fees. (Booth payment by check can be arranged once you've been accepted.)

  • What's a quick checklist for what I need to do to apply as a vendor for the Urban Craft Uprising?

    • Sign up for UCU newsletter (from the homepage)

    • Fill out online application

    • Submit $10 Application Fee via Paypal (

    • Email 5 photos (proper names and sizes to

Visit the website for complete details:

Vendor Application:

Modern Seamsters Magazine

Deadline: Ongoing

Modern Seamsters Mag

San Francisco, CA
Publishing Opportunity


Modern Seamster was founded by Devi B.-Luna, a gal who loves straight seams, glass buttons and psychedelic prints. Wherever the sewing needle goes, we go--that's our mantra. Sewing, style and culture--that's our passion.

Mission Statement

Bridging the gap between domestic sewing and fashion design, Modern Seamster tm fills the need for a modern, fresher, and more innovative sewing magazine. By focusing on the fascinating world of sewing as a medium, we encounter the most gifted, imaginative, and wittiest artists and writers. Modern Seamster is the definitive magazine for designers and stitchers who see fabric as a vital creative outlet. We bring these discoveries to our readers. Published quarterly, Modern Seamster believes in enabling people to make well-made garments. We also believe sewing is inspiring, fun and seriously fashionable...and that it's okay to sew the skirt but buy the shirt.

Visit the website to learn more about the magazine and download the first issue:


Have an idea? We want to hear it! Send all submissions to:

Modern Seamster submissions
Fort Mason, Bldg. 240
San Francisco, CA 94123

Lux Center for the Arts: Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing

Lux Center for the Arts
Exhibition Proposals

Lincoln, NE

The mission of Lux Center for the Arts is to enhance the lives of a diverse public through the visual arts by providing exceptional learning opportunities in contemporary art, craft, and design. These opportunities, honoring the legacy of arts educator Gladys M. Lux, include art classes, residence programs, gallery exhibitions, and community outreach.

Artists interested in exhibition opportunities at the Lux Center for the Arts should submit the following for formal consideration by our exhibitions committee:

Current resume
Artist's statement
10-20 digital images of your work
Accompanying image identification information
Specific proposal for group or solo exhibitions are also welcome. Please submit the aforementioned materials on disc and mail to the address below.

Lux Center for the Arts
Attn: Stephanie Leach, Exhibitions Director
2601 N. 48th St.
Lincoln, NE 68504

Visit website for more details: Proposals

Lux Center for the Arts
Located in historic University Place
2601 N 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68504
Phone: 402-466-8692
Fax: 402-466-3786
Email: info AT luxcenter DOT org

Living Creatively: Publishing Opportunity

Deadline: Ongoing

Living Creatively

Publishing Opportunity

Living Creatively – your place to discover what’s happening in the world of creativity, and to unleash some of your own. Every issue, we uncover the best on offer in the worlds of art, craft, design, urban living and fashion from around the world or right next door.

Significantly, we understand today’s creative crafters and artisans, because we’re craft-makers and artists, designers and fashion-fiends ourselves. We know our mums and our nannas, bless them, aren’t alone in contributing to today’s crafting picture. We know that the new generation arts & craft-maker is young or young-at-heart, stylish and loves handmade creativity in all its forms. We know the simple joy that comes from living creatively.

If you would like to send a press release or any other information regarding your product, services or events we would love to hear from you. You can contact our Editor at

If you would like to share your creativity with us by submitting project sheets or ideas, please contact

To submit a project, please download the Project Specification Guide and follow the guidelines provided.


The Rockford Art Museum: Greenwich Village Art Fair--BOHEMIAN BAZAAR

Deadline: July 1, 2009 (POSTMARK)

The Rockford Art Museum
Greenwich Village Art Fair--BOHEMIAN BAZAAR

Riverfront Museum Park
Rockford, IL
September 19-20, 2009

The Rockford Art Museum Greenwich Village Art Fair, featuring more than 120 juried artists, takes place on Saturday, September 19 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 20 from 10 am to 5 pm. This popular event is always held on the second weekend after Labor Dday and features a festive atmosphere of music, food, cocktail lounges and a gourmet food marketplace.

The event takes place in Rockford, the third largest city in the State of Illinois, on smooth, level pavement at Riverfront Museum Park.

RuLES & ELIGIBILITY (truncated)

The Bohemian Bazaar is designed to appeal to a youthful demographic who may be new to the art fair experience. The setting is casual and at the base of a stage with a sound system. Music levels are maintained at friendly levels and the aroma of grilled foods may permeat the area.

• No smoking as a customer courtesy.
• No offensive graphics or language.
• No commercial signage.

Vendors should come prepared with:
• Tables and/or chairs or pre-order from event.
• 10' x 10' fire retardant, white, tent with canopy, sides, and pole weights.
• Table coverings for all tables
• Ample bank. Be certain to have change and small bills each day as the Art Fair will not be able to assist you with change.

Special attention to vendors’ needs is a priority of the Greenwich Village Art Fair. Amenities including an information/relaxation area and booth sitters will be provided. Advertising and publicity will promote and encourage the show’s attendance and sales.

For information call: 815•972•2870 or visit the website for complete details:

Download the prospectus: [pdf]

Greenwich Village Art Fair
Rockford Art Museum
711 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103

The Rockford Art Museum: Greenwich Village Art Fair

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)
First Deadline: April 30, 2009
Late Entry Deadline: May 15, 2009 with an additional $25 late fee

The Rockford Art Museum
Greenwich Village Art Fair

Riverfront Museum Park
Rockford, IL
September 19-20, 2009

The Rockford Art Museum Greenwich Village Art Fair, featuring more than 120 juried artists, takes place on Saturday, September 19 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 20 from 10 am to 5 pm. This popular event is always held on the second weekend after Labor Dday and features a festive atmosphere of music, food, cocktail lounges and a gourmet food marketplace.

The event takes place in Rockford, the third largest city in the State of Illinois, on smooth, level pavement at Riverfront Museum Park.

RuLES & ELIGIBILITY (truncated)

Rockford Art Museum’s Greenwich Village Art Fair presents artists’ original work by hand, not the work of mass production studios. All work must be presented in a finished manner. Two-dimensional pieces should be framed or the equivalent. No work that utilizes commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans or prefabricated pieces is allowed.

If the work is produced by more than one artist, all artists must sign the application. Further, all collaborators must attend the Fair. Artists are not allowed to show separately produced work under one name.

Media Categories

Painting: Includes oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache
2-Dimensional Media: Includes mixed media, digital, drawing, printmaking. Only prints hand-produced by the artist executed by monoprint, serigraph, lithograph and similar methods, properly signed and numbered, are permitted to be displayed. Commercial print multiples may be shown in only one flip bin, and must be clearly identified as commercial prints.
3-D Functional: Includes furniture, fine leather, functional ceramic vessels, etc.
3-D non-Functional: any media that is primarily sculptural
Jewelry: Jewelers must be the designers and hands-on makers of their work. Purchased, facet gems may be used. Assembled, prefabricated jewelry is not allowed. All displayed work must match booth slides in design, quality and execution.
Photographs: Includes both digital and traditional processes. Prints must be printed by the hands of the photographer.

All proceeds benefit the artists. Artists are responsible by law to pay applicable City, Sstate and Federal tax on work sold. Ssales of art in Rockford are subject to a 7.25 % Sstate of Iillinois sales tax.

Application Process

Complete and send in the application form with five recent 35 mm slides or digital images; four which show your work, and one which shows your booth.

All entries must be postmarked by April 30, with a $25 check or money order made payable to Rockford Art Museum. No certified or registered mail accepted.

Late entries accepted through May 15 (postmarked) for an additional $25 per late entry for a total of $50.

Do not send booth fee until accepted.

Include two self-addressed, stamped business-size #10 envelopes, one for return of images, the other for your notification.

For information call: 815•972•2870 or visit the website for complete details:

Download the prospectus: [pdf]

Greenwich Village Art Fair
Rockford Art Museum
711 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103

Blurred Bounderies – Mixed Media Fiber Art

Deadline: June 20, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Blurred Bounderies – Mixed Media Fiber Art

Fabrications Retreat
Radisson Plaza Hotel
Kalamazoo, Michigan
August 31 – September 4, 2009

Curator: Lynn Krawczyk

The definition of Fiber Art has evolved greatly over the past few years, opening up a new range of possibilities to artists working in various disciplines.

Fiber artists are incorporating more mediums into their work, creating unique artwork that reaches across previously defined boundaries. Artists from other mediums are discovering the infinite possibilities that fiber can offer, creating hybrids that are eye catching and moving.

Blurred Boundaries seeks these artworks for a week long exhibition honoring the ingenuity of Mixed Media Fiber Art.

Eligibility & Artwork guidelines: (truncated)

• This exhibit is open to anyone in the United States
• You may submit up to 3 works for consideration.
• Artwork completed between 2005 and the present is eligible.
• We are seeking mixed media artwork for this show. Work must have at least 25% fiber content to be accepted.
Fiber is defined as, but not limited to fabric, yarn, roving, paper, etc.
Mixed media is defined as an artwork created using a combination of mediums. This can be, but is not limited to, found objects, painting, etc.
• 2D and 3D work is accepted for this show. 3D work must be able to stand on its own. If it requires a prop to help it display properly, artist must provide this. 2D work must have a hanging sleeve on the back. Work mounted on canvas or framed will be accepted.
• Size restrictions:
2D work: 48” maximum, 12” minimum
3D work: 12” maximum, 6” minimum
• There will be a catalog published through Artist MUST be able to provide a high-resolution photo of their artwork against a WHITE background for this.

Juror: Virginia Spiegel

Fee: $25 for up to 3 pieces. Entry fee to be paid through Paypal. After your entry form and images are received, you will receive an email invoice with a Paypal link. Payment must be received within 48 hours.

Artwork may be for sale: There is a 15% commission on any work sold during the show.

People’s Choice Award: There will be a $100 People’s Choice Award awarded.

Guidelines: BlurredBoundariesexhibitguidelines [pdf]

Entry Form available on Website:

For more information or answers to questions concerning this exhibit, contact Lynn Krawczyk at

Breaking Traditions

Deadline: August 15, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Breaking Traditions

American Sewing Expo
Novi, Michigan
September 25-27, 2009

Breaking Traditions is an open call art quilt exhibit curated by Lynn Krawczyk. The exhibit will premiere at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan at the Rock Financial Showplace the weekend of September 25-27, 2009. The exhibit will travel during 2010 to other venues.


o The theme for the 2009 exhibit is Home. Depict in an art quilt what the idea of Home means to you.
o The exhibit this year benefits Bernie Berlin’s “A Place to Bark”, a non-profit organization that finds loving homes for
abused and orphaned dogs and cats. Visit Bernie’s blog for more information about her work:
o Quilt size is fixed at 12”x12” square.
o Each artist may submit up to two quilts. Please note that the exhibit space is fixed and if a large number of quilts are received, only one quilt may be shown if you submit two.
o This exhibit features original art quilts, no pattern work please. Each work should be at least two layers held together with stitching.
o Embellishments/mixed media work is encouraged and welcomed.

Hanging sleeves are NOT required for this exhibit. Quilts will be pinned to felt panels for hanging purposes. Work that is mounted on frames, canvas or hanging wires will not be accepted.

Work will not be for sale. This exhibit is a charity fundraiser and show opportunity only.


The entry fees for the 2009 exhibit break down as follows:

 $10 donation to “A Place to Bark” and
 $5 entry fee for exhibit costs

The $5 entry fee per participant is required to help cover expenses of the exhibit such as hanging, traveling, promotion, etc.


This exhibit is an open call show and international participants are welcome to participate. If it is difficult for you to obtain the entry fees in U.S. funds, please email Lynn at for options.


2009 Guidelines [pdf]

2009 Entry Form [pdf]

Complete details available at Fibra Artysta’s website:

Paper Narratives

Deadline: May 15, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Paper Narratives

a national invitational exhibition
Abecedarian Gallery
Denver, CO
July 17 to September 5, 2009

Paper Narratives
an invitational exhibition featuring 2- and 3-dimensional works on or of paper by artists concerned with narrative as both a visual and a conceptual element of their work. Artists must be able to provide a US shipping address to be included in this exhibit and be at least 18 years of age.

Cost to Artists
There is no cost for image submission. Invited artists are asked to pay for round-trip transportation/insurance as well as split publicity costs with other artists (the fee range $10-$30) is dependant on both the number of artists included in the exhibit and the number of pieces each artist exhibits).

Submissions should include:
5 to 10 jpeg images of up to 10 pieces (300dpi,ca.4x5 inches). The images you send will be used for exhibition publicity.

Selected work must be for sale. Work is sold on consignment. The artist receives 70% of the sale price. Sale proceeds will be paid to the artist within 30 days of the close of the show.

About the Gallery
Abecedarian Gallery is located in Denver, CO. The gallery presents local and national artists working across multiple disciplines, in contemporary book arts and works on paper. It is in the heart of the nationally known Santa Fe Art District. Abecedarian Gallery is owned by artist and curator Alicia Bailey.

Download the prospectus: papernarrativesprospectus [pdf]

artist’s books & prints
in the Santa Fe Art District
Denver, CO
303.534.1038 or 303.340.2110

Sunday, March 15, 2009

2009 Fish Follies

Deadline: April 25, 2009 (POSTMARK)

2009 Fish Follies

The Cordova Historical Society and Museum
Cordova, AK
June 3-Aug 27 , 2009

The Cordova Historical Museum welcomes the annual return of the Copper River wild salmon with a celebration of art by hosting a juried national art show entitled Fish Follies.

Commercial fishing has been a way of life in Cordova for over one hundred years. The Copper River Delta and Prince William Sound are home to five species of wild salmon and an abundance of marine life. Fishing and tourism are the main industries in this picturesque community.

Fish Follies is open to all artists 18+ working in all media. Our theme is anything fishy! Oceans, water, fishing, or seafood related.

• No one dimension shall exceed 72 inches nor exceed 50 lbs.
• All work must have been executed in 2007, 2008 or 2009.
• All works submitted must be for sale. No work shall have been previously exhibited at the Cordova Museum.

Entry Procedures:

• A maximum of two works may be entered per artist.
• Two images per work may be submitted.
• We accept digital images via CD or email, (300 dpi, 8”x10”, jpegs only, under 1MB) or professional
quality slides.

A $25.00 processing fee payable in U.S. dollars must accompany the entry form.

Museum Responsibilities:
• The Museum will cover return shipping costs.
• The Museum pays all costs associated with wall-to-wall fine arts insurance.
• The Museum provides opening reception, jurors talk and all publicity.
• Cordova Museum retains 30% of sale price on pieces sold.

Application available for download here:

For More Information:
Fish Follies
P.O. Box 391
622 First Street
Cordova, AK 99574
Phone: 907-424-6665
Fax: 907-424-6666

12x12x122 Summer Show

Deadline: Unspecified

12x12x122 Summer Show

BECA gallery - Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
New Orleans, LA
June 6, 2009 - July 18, 2009

12x12x122 Summer Show: The first 122 artists to enter will have their works exhibited (according to guidelines-see below. Actual work will not be accepted for delivery until the end of May, meaning the work does not need to be completed until then). Once we receive the first 122 entrants, this Call will end.

Exhibition open to all national and international artists (at least 18 years of age) working in all media (including video and multimedia) but works must be on canvas.

What: BECA gallery's 2009 Summer Show titled 12x12x122 is an experimental, gallery packed show of 488 unframed works on canvas sized 12x12 inches (30.5 cm x30.5 cm) at a stretcher depth of no more than 1.5 inches. Works need not be flat but all of it must be secure on the canvas and not extend beyond the 12x12 inches (30.5 cm x30.5 cm) size.

Where: BECA gallery, 527 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Gallery Directors will choose up to 10 exhibiting artists to feature at

Why: The purpose of this non-juried experimental, group exhibition '12x12x122' is to discover and highlight new approaches by emerging contemporary artists, as well as those established artists who are stretching their work into unfamiliar territory, working within the parameters of a format of 12x12 inches on canvas. We are encouraging artists to experiment. The only criteria is that the work must be unframed on (or somehow be incorporated into/onto) stretched canvas size 12x12 inches (30.5 cm x30.5 cm) (no smaller, no larger) with a stretcher depth of no more than 1.5 inches.

Submission Fee: $50 Payments will be accepted online only for this submission.

Download the Call to Artists: becagallery/call_to_artists-6.pdf

Visit website for complete details:

BECA gallery - Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
527 Saint Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(phone): 504.566.8999

Paperworks 2009

Deadline: May 29, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Paperworks 2009
International Juried Competition

b.j.spoke gallery
Huntington, NY
August 1 - 30, 2009

Eligibility: Artists with innovative work who use paper as their primary medium are invited to submit up to three works of art.

Media: Drawings, graphics, sculpture, 3D, bound books.

Judge: Maura Heffner, Exhibition Manager, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Fee: $35, US funds only.

Procedure: Submit one image per work, 2 images per work for sculpture and 3D. No paintings or photographs.

About the Gallery: b.j. spoke gallery is a member owned and run cooperative art gallery exhibiting many of the finest artists on Long Island. Artists showing at the gallery are well represented in numerous public and private collections. Our artworks are for sale in the gallery and through this online exhibit space.

Download the entry form: [pdf]

Visit the website for additional details:

b.j. spoke gallery
299 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 549-5106

Northeast Prize Show

Deadline: April 17, 2009 by 5:00 p.m. (RECEIVE) & (Online)

Northeast Prize Show

Cambridge Art Association
Kathryn Schultz Gallery &
University Place Gallery
Cambridge, MA
May 14- June 25, 2009

The exhibition is open to artists from all New England states (CAA members and non-members) working in all media and styles. Jurying is done from digital images. The exhibition will be installed in both CAA galleries; the Kathryn Schultz Gallery at 25 Lowell Street, and our University Place Gallery in Harvard Square, 124 Mount Auburn St.

Juror: William Stover, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Each artist may submit a maximum of two works. The fee is $20 for non-members, $15 for members. Diptychs and triptychs are considered as single works.

All work and prizes are selected by the juror and installed by CAA. The juror’s decision is final.

The CAA receives a 40% commission of any work sold.

This show is juried from digital images. Jpeg format ONLY.

Mailed submissions: Please include all information outlined on entry form.
Web site submissions: Submit form online, then pay fee online using Google Checkout.

Prospectus available online at or send SASE to CAA, 25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

Cambridge Art Association
phone: (617) 876-0246

Offices and Kathryn Schultz Gallery
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

University Place Gallery
124 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Corvallis Fall Festival

Deadline: May 1, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Corvallis Fall Festival

Corvallis, OR
September 26 & 27 2009

Corvallis Fall Festival is an annual event to serve, enhance and showcase the community of Corvallis and help local arts and crafts thrive. Over 35,000 people attend.

Our 170-booth arts and crafts market is a major part of the weekend. It is held in a beautiful, tree-lined city park. A variety and range of artwork is chosen for the festival, with an emphasis on original work.

Selection Process & Rules (truncated)
• Fall Festival invites back a percentage of artists from each media - approx. 50-60 booths of 170.
• Entries are juried by three (3) photos. High resolution digital photos, all three printed on one single 8-1/2 x 11 in. page encouraged, standard photos also accepted. Photos should represent specific type and quality of work to be sold.
• Accepted artwork is original from concept through completion and is in keeping with the work submitted for jury.
• Production processes may only be those used by the artist in the studio--no factory produced items. No buy/sell of other artists work.

Media Categories
• Ceramics • Glass • Jewelry • Leather • 2-D • Metal
• Photography • Textiles • 3-D • Wood • Miscellaneous

Fee: $5 application fee for the Arts & Craft Fair

• Booth spaces are 10’x10’ for $100. A few corner and 10’x20’ (deep) spaces are available (inside west circle). Corners-$140. Deep-$155.
• Artists provide own canopy and display furniture.
• Most booth spaces are marked with room between booths and in back for storage purposes. Artists are encouraged to coordinate this area with neighboring artists.

Arts & Crafts Application: ArtistApplication_09.pdf (709 KB)

Detailed map of Corvallis Fall Festival layout - Artist Booth Map

Visit website for more information:

Corvallis Fall Festival
568 SW Third Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone: 541-752-9655 • FAX: 541-754-7590

European Felt Festival

Deadline: March 29, 2009 (RECEIVE)

European Felt Festival

Town centre of Felletin
May 1st - 4th, 2009

The year 2009 has been declared «the International Year for Natural Fibres » by O.N.U, and the first Felt Festival will be held in Felletin, Creuse (France), from may 1st to may 4th 2009.

A real craze through Western Europe already, this will be the fisrt ever event of the kind in France. Born from cooperation between women felt-makers and the wool industry support committee, it will be the second wool event organized in Felletin. A local group of crafts designers are taking part in the development of the wool industry ans its skills, which involves felting quite naturally.

The felt festival wishes introduce the public to a large range of felt products and to its different uses in textile, art or industrial productions. Due to its varied and easy uses, felt is becoming very popular in creative leisure activities.

The professionnal side of this felt festival will be centred on training sessions and exhanges with other european networks of felt-makers.

Registration for the Craft Market (truncated)

Dates: Saturday 02 and Sunday 03 May 2009
Location: Town center of Felletin

Conditions: Module 2 linear m: 40 €
From 3 modules, the module: 20 €
The stands can be rented bare.
We can give you chairs and tables, electric

Free admission for the public.

Special "Felters": If your book has felt workshop, the booth for the craft market is offered.

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Dates: May 1st - 4th 2009
Location: Felletin
In a beautiful church built in the XVth
Conditions: The exhibits will demonstrate the creative possibilities of felt wool.
Works exposed
Works will be selected from the photos:
2 pictures (minimum size 10 x 11 cm)
2 photos copied on to a CD (JPEG size, 1500 pixels, 300 DPI)

If desired, you can sell your works during the exhibition. The Tourist Office charges 20% on the sale.

Regulation for the “Felt in the House” Challenge (truncated)

Conditions of participation, Techniques and Theme: The challenge is open anyone: Feltmakers, Artists, Craftpeople, Designers using wool felt in their creations. Exhibitor will be selected for the quality of their work. All techniques are accepted. Every exhibitor can present a maximum of 2 works.

The theme of the challenge is: "Felt in the house, felt in all the rooms."
The exhibition will explore the varied use of felt in the house: Decoration, Design, Architecture, Home furnishing ...

Selection committee: Chrystel Chavigny (felter Artist), an other felter, France Odile Perrin mane, a weaver, a member of the departmental chamber of agriculture, a member of the town of Felletin and the president of the Tourist Office.

Prize: The best work will win 500 euros.

Exhibition: The exhibition will be located in Felletin, 1st to 4 May 2009, in a church built in the XVth century,
in the town center. The exhibition will open to the public (free admission).

Downloads complete details and registration forms:

European Felt Festival (in english)

European Felt Festival (registration in english)

Visit website:

Gallery One Visual Arts Center Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: April 17, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Exhibition Proposals

Gallery One Visual Arts Center
Ellensburg, WA
2010 Exhibition Cycle

Gallery One Visual Arts Center, located in the heart of downtown Ellensburg, WA, is seeking submissions for exhibition proposals for the 2010 exhibition calendar. Group and themed exhibitions are encouraged, but individual portfolios will also be reviewed. Artists working in any discipline will be considered, including video art, installation and new media.

Apply directly to Gallery One by submitting the following materials:

  • Up to ten digital images that represent the scope of the artists work accompanied by an image list with title, date, dimensions, medium and value (detail images may be included, in addition to the ten images, if necessary to accurately represent the work)

  • A current resume

  • Artist statement

  • Contact information

  • Any supplemental information that may be helpful in describing the artists work or accomplishments

In addition, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like submission materials returned to you.

Due to our nonprofit status, we don’t have funds to pay for shipping costs related to exhibitions. We do offer a number of other benefits to our exhibiting artists:

• Designing and printing postcards for the exhibition
• Mailing postcards to our current membership list, and providing artists with cards
• Generating press releases for the exhibition and distributing them to local press agencies
• Posting exhibition information on our website
• Hosting an opening reception for the exhibit

Submission material may be mailed or Emailed to Gallery One at:
408 N Pearl Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926

NOTE: Artists may submit a link to their website in lieu of the submission materials only if all required information can be easily accessed on the site.

Visit website to view complete guidelines:

Please contact Renee Adams with any further questions: 509-925-2670

INFLIGHT Art Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: 31 July 2009 (RECEIVE)

Exhibition/Curatorial Proposals

Hobart, Tasmania

INFLIGHT is an Artist Run Initiative (ARI) based in Hobart, Tasmania. It is the aim of members to foster relationships between artists, audiences, critics, curators, dealers, writers and other ARI's. INFLIGHT is centered on a dual gallery exhibition venue, which hosts projects by individuals and groups, as well as other collaborative activities and events. The programming preference is towards experimentation. Projects include a diverse cross section of contemporary art practice.

We are calling for solo, group or curated exhibition proposals for the 2009/10 exhibition program (we are especially interested in curated group shows). Artists at any stage in their career are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to those working with innovative and experimental concepts.

Decisions are based on the merit of applications, the availability of the gallery and the relevance of the project to INFLIGHT’s programming agenda.

Exhibitions run for a three-week period with a one week turn around.

Exhibiting artists are to sit or pay for the sitting of their exhibition.


$300 per show)

($200 per show

Download the prospectus: [pdf]

Visit website for additional information:


GPO BOX 2094
TAS 7001
0439 393 747 - Bec Stevens

Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)
Early Bird - Postmarked by April 1, 2009
Others - Postmarked by July 10, 2009

50th Annual Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival

Kingston, Washington
July 24, 25, & 26, 2009

All items must be handcrafted by the participation artist. Crafts should show creativity and originality, good craftsmanship and design. No imports or commercial items will be accepted. All applicants must submit four photographs of items to be sold and one photo of booth display. If multiple crafters share a booth, all must submit photos of their work. Candles, welding, soldering, or any open flame devises are prohibited.

Booth selection is made on a first come, first serve basis. We suggest you check our web site at for the latest update for available booth sites.

Booths may be of any color, and should be designed to withstand all weather conditions. Participants must bring their own booths, furnishings and a fire extinguisher. No electricity will be provided. Exhibitors must maintain sufficient quantities of merchandise throughout the weekend.

Taxes: Vendors will conduct their own sales and collect/report tax for each sales as required by the Washington State Department of Revenue. KA&C is not responsible for collecting or paying any taxes for local, state or federal

Fees: Include your fee with the application and a self addressed stamped envelope. The selections process will begin on or before April 1, 2009. If you are not accepted, your fee will be returned promptly thereafter. The fee is non-refundable after June 1, 2009. Requests for refund must be made in writing before that date.

Craft Vendor Application: [pdf]

Visit website for complete details:

Evy Halvorsen Holstein
(phone) 360-297-2828

Kitsap Arts & Crafts Juried and Open Art Show

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
Juried Show -- June 1, 2009
Open Show -- July 1, 2009

Kitsap Arts & Crafts Juried and Open Art Show

Kingston Community Center
Kingston, WA
July 24 – July 26, 2009

  • Open to all artists in the Western United States and Western Canada, 18 years or older. All two and three-dimensional mediums are eligible.
  • Original art work only, entirely the work of the entrant, and completed within the last two years without the supervision of an instructor.
  • Entries must not be copies, derivatives, or based on other copyrighted works. Artist may enter both the Juried and Open Shows, any media, but no more than 3 entries overall.
  • KA&C Association reserves the right to refuse any work.

Cash awards will be given in Art, Sculpture, and Photography in both the Juried and Open Shows; a Best of Show award will also be given.

Awards will be given at the judges’ discretion. The decisions of the judges are final.

The Juried Show is entered by submission of a JPEG file (email or CD) of artwork and meeting all eligibility and
exhibition conditions as stated in the prospectus.

  • All juried entries must be submitted as a JPEG.
  • $35 for up to 3 entries.
  • Judges will select artwork for the Juried Show from the entry JPEGs. Artwork not selected for the Juried Show will be placed in the Open Show without additional fee and the artist will be notified of judges’ decision by the mailed return of labels.
  • JPEG CDs (or emails) ONLY, NO slides. CD’s will not be returned.
The Open Show is entered by meeting the eligibility and exhibition conditions as stated in the prospectus. You must preregister to enter.

  • $30 for up to 3 entries.
  • Completed entry form and SASE.
  • We will send labels to be affixed to your artwork as proof of pre-registration.
  • Adherence to all exhibition conditions.
See prospectus for mail/delivery submission options for the Open Show.

All artwork must be for sale and priced with the intent to sell. KA&C Association will deduct a 25% commission on all show sales. Artists are responsible for reporting and paying their own sales tax.

Download the Juried and Open Show Application (PDF)

Visit website for complete details:

Kitsap Arts & Crafts is a charitable nonprofit organization whose sole objective is to cultivate and promote the Arts.

Proceeds from the annual Festival support art scholarships to qualified students and awards to winning artists.

Evy Halvorsen – (360) 297-2828

Denise Auld

81st Muskegon Museum of Art Regional

Deadlines: (Hand Delivery) & (RECEIVE)

May 5, 2009 (RECEIVE) for items shipped via carrier
May 7-9, 2009 (Hand Delivery)

81st Muskegon Museum of Art Regional

Muskegon Museum of Art
Muskegon, Michigan
May 28—Aug. 5 2009

Eligibility: All artists 18 years or older residing within the Michigan 231/616/269 area code calling areas may enter.

Number of Entries: Each artist may submit up two works in any medium. Video entries may not be submitted.

Work Eligible: Only original works completed in the past two years and not previously exhibited at the Muskegon Museum of Art are eligible. Commercial reproductions, including giclée prints, will not be accepted. Traditional print media, photography, and digital art are not considered reproductions, but should be from a limited edition. Two-dimensional pieces may not exceed 6 feet wide by 8 feet high, and three-dimensional pieces may not exceed 8 feet high x 6 feet x 6 feet.

Only work easily handled by two people will be accepted. Installation entries must be entered by photograph only.

Questions? Please call the MMA at 231.720.2575.

Sales of Works: All accepted work is eligible for sale, if desired, through the MMA Store. The MMA commission has been reduced to 30%, and must be included in the purchase price, without exception, for all works sold during the exhibition. Work offered for sale will be sold as exhibited. If work is not for sale, please indicate “NFS” on entry. Price On Requests (PORs) will not be accepted.

Entry Fee: Artists may submit one OR two works. The fee for the first entry is $20 and $15 for the second ($35 total for two entries). The fee for MMA members is $15 for the first entry and $5 for the second ($20 total for two entries). MMA Artist Membershps are $45 and may be obtained at the Museum.


$750 Best of Show
$500 2nd Place
$300 3rd Place
$250 Director’s Choice
$250 Curator’s Choice
$250 Friends of Art
$250 Robert and Veronica Youngman Memorial
$150 West Michigan Potters Guild–Eleanor Smith Memorial
Three $100 Honorable Mention
$100 People’s Choice
Purchase Awards
Other awards may become available.

Download the artists forms and instructions: [pdf]

Visit the website:

Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Avenue
Muskegon, Michigan 49440
P: 231.720.2570

Southwest School of Art & Craft Exhibition & Teaching Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing

Exhibition Proposals &
Teaching Proposals

Southwest School of Art & Craft
San Antonio, Texas

The Southwest School of Art & Craft is a nationally-recognized leader in arts education, offering studio programs for more than 4000 adults, children and teens annually. Classes and workshops are taught by outstanding local, regional and national artists in state-of-the-art facilities; the school offers a certificate program for professional artists and craftspersons.

The school also organizes contemporary art exhibitions, lectures, and concerts, as well as houses a history-based Visitors Center Museum , a Gallery Shop, and a lunch café. During a typical year, more than 225,000 people attend events, view exhibits, take classes or visit historic site.

Located on two adjacent campuses, the school’s Ursuline Campus is the former home of the Ursuline Academy & Convent, originally founded in 1851 as the first school for girls in San Antonio. On this campus are the school’s extensive ceramics and weaving studios, its Young Artist Program area, and the tranquil gardens, arching pecan trees, and historic buildings that make the school San Antonio ’s “downtown oasis.”

The Navarro Campus is the site of the school’s contemporary exhibition galleries and its high-tech classrooms and studios for photography, metals, printmaking, digital imaging, paper and book arts, as well as drawing and painting.


To make a proposal for exhibitions, please send a cover letter, 10-20 labeled slides, your curriculum vitae, and any supplemental materials to:

Paula Owen, President
Southwest School of Art & Craft
300 Augusta
San Antonio, Texas 78205


Artists interested in teaching a class or workshop at the Southwest School of Art & Craft are encouraged to send a proposal and their credentials to our attention. All proposals will be thoughtfully considered and slides will be returned if a self addressed, stamped envelope is provided.

Proposal details and an application: [pdf]

Visit website for more details:

Textile Center Teaching Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing

Textile Center Class or Workshop Proposal

Textile Center
Minneapolis, MN

Class Proposals
Class proposals are accepted at any time. Classes are scheduled on a trimester basis. In order to be considered for a particular trimester, proposals must be complete and submitted a minimum of 3 months prior to that trimester’s start:

Summer Classes (May through August): Proposals due by first week of February
Fall Classes (September through December): Proposals due by first week of June
Winter/Spring Classes (Jan through April): Proposals due by first week of October

Class proposals are selected based on a wide variety of criteria and any proposals that are not accepted for a particular semester will be kept on file and considered for future schedules.

Criteria used for selecting classes include, but are not limited to:
Interest of Textile Center students
Other classes offered in the semester (diversity of topics and techniques)
Scheduling – Space or equipment available
Price and time constraints
Level of experience required of students
Completeness and detail of proposal
Topics that support the Textile Center’s mission

Instructor Payment and Class Pricing
Teachers are paid $20 per teaching hour. Price is negotiable for teachers who are
traveling from out of the metro area or based on teaching experience.

Proposals may be submitted via mail or email.


Class Proposal Form [pdf]
Class Proposal Guidelines [pdf]

Visit website for complete details:

Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE, #100
Minneapolis, MN 55414

For more information
Telephone: 612.436.0464

Inside Out

Deadline: November 9, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Inside Out

An Exhibition of Fiber Art for the Human Form
Textile Center
Minneapolis, MN
June 4 - July 10, 2010

The artwork for this exhibit will be an outward visual of the artist’s inner voice. A portrait of the artist’s soul.
Figuratively, the artist turned inside out.

Juror: Jacqueline Rice

  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All pieces must be artist’s original design or concept and executed solely by the artist.
  • Materials and/or construction techniques must be fiber or textile related.
  • Art must be designed for the human body and displayable on a standard mannequin. (Refer to our website for mannequin measurements.)
  • Artist may submit 3 pieces of art per entry fee.
  • Artwork must not have been exhibited at the Textile Center previously.
  • Artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2008.
Entry Fee
$30.00 per artist

Awards will be presented for Best of Show, Juror’s
Choice and Most Innovative Use of Materials & Technique.

Exhibition & Sales
All accepted artwork must remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
All accepted artwork must be for sale. Textile Center retains 40 percent (%) commission on all sales made directly from the exhibition.

Download the Entry Form: [pdf]

Inside Out
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE, #100
Minneapolis, MN 55414

For more information
Telephone: 612.436.0464

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Where Ya Been?

Hello FACFE Readers:

The Keeper was called away to work on a rather large project so our posting scheduled has been delayed. We'll be back by March 15, 2009 with new opportunities and possibly a new look.

Thanks for your readership!

Best regards,

The Keeper