Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One of a Kind Show and Sale NYC

Deadline: Unspecified

One of a Kind Show and Sale® NYC

Pier 94
New York, NY
December 11-13, 2009

Launching December 11-13, 2009 at Pier 94, the One of a Kind Show and Sale® NYC will be an extraordinary holiday shopping show featuring the best in fine art and fine craft from hundreds of unique artists, artisans and designers from across North America.

The show is a refreshing alternative to traditional retail and the ideal place to find unique gifts in a wide range of media and categories including:

Ceramics, Clothing, Fashion Accessories, Fiber Art, Furniture, Glass, Gourmet, Holiday Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Wood

Acceptance Criteria

•You must be the maker, designer, creator and producer of the work.
•Your product, booth design, & application information will be juried for quality, authenticity, uniqueness, salability, booth presentation and overall balance of categories.
•Reproduction aids such as molds used in jewelry or ceramics must be created by the applying artisan.
•Hand pulled original prints (signed and numbered limited editions) ONLY are permitted.
•Artists must be present with their work for the entire 4 days of the show.

Booth Options
Per 5’ x 10’ = $1,500
Per 10’ x 10’ = $2,500
Corner booths additional $300

Full details on the website:

Download the Prospectus:

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Libby Hanna at 312.527.7757 or, or Courtney Walsh at 646.778.3236 or

Bloomington Handmade Market

Deadline: September 18, 2009 (EMAIL)

Bloomington Handmade Market

John Waldron Center for the Arts
Bloomington, Indiana
November 21, 2009

FAQs (truncated)
 The market is juried because of limited space, and because we want to showcase the best of contemporary art and craft in that space! We are looking for unique, contemporary handmade items that push the boundaries of what handmade arts and crafts can be. We consider all the applications carefully based on the images you submit and your own description of your work.

I don't live in Indiana. Can I apply to be a vendor?
 Yes! But you are responsible for checking with the Indiana Department of Revenue to make sure you obtain your Sales Tax permit and other relevant tax documents.

What types of crafts are you interested in selling?
- Knit/crocheted Items
- Paper goods (cards, handmade books, etc.)
- Prints/photography
- Clothing
- Jewelry
- Plush
- Handbags
- Sewn Accessories
- Housewares
- Children’s Items
- Pet Items
- Bath Products
- Kits/Patterns
- Other (please specify)

Booth Fee: $30 Payable upon acceptance  (Covers an indoor 6' x 5' booth space, breakfast/lunch and your logo and link on the Bloomington Handmade Market website). Add $10 if table rental is needed.

If you are interested in participating in the Bloomington Handmade Market, please download:

Application [doc] or Application [pdf]

FAQ [doc] or FAQ [pdf]

Visit blog:

Please email bloomingtonhandmademarket [at] gmail [dot] com if you have any further questions!

Festival de Briançon

Deadline: 15 March 2010 (RECEIVE)

France Patchwork
Festival de Briançon

Concours « Silk in all its forms »
Début mai 2010

This contest is open to members of France Patchwork to date with their dues.

Silk in all its forms: the factory of the Schapper Briançon formerly the unraveling of silk, a museum explaining the work will soon see the day, this theme has therefore imposed on us ...

« L’enveloppe extérieure du cocon de soie est une sorte de gaze, très large et irrégulière, qui sera utilisée avec les déchets de cocons mal formés pour fabriquer les fils de soie schappe, ou bourrette ».

All techniques are accepted. Entries must be made of silk (75% at least), the addition of fabric or other material is accepted. They may have been exposed (mention where and when). They may be collective.

Dimensions : 2 categories according to size:

Panneaux muraux…maximum 1m 40, minimum 0m 60 de côté
Panneaux petit format…maximum 0 m 60 de côté

Fee: 10 euros

A jury will meet to assess compliance with the theme, creativity and quality of work.

Prizes: Several prizes will be awarded and rewarded.

Visit website for complete details and to download the entry form:

France Patchwork
Festival de Briançon
BP 214-07
75325 Paris cedex 07

American Tapestry Biennial 8

Deadline: November 30, 2009 (RECEIVE)

American Tapestry Biennial 8

The American Tapestry Alliance
San Jose, CA

The American Tapestry Alliance is a not-for-profit, member-supported organization seeking to exhibit the best of contemporary tapestry. Since 1986 ATA has sponsored a biennial, juried exhibition. ATA invites submissions from all tapestry artists for ATB 8.

Entry to ATB 8 is open to all artists who design and weave their own tapestries (defined as "handwoven, weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts") either individually or collaboratively (all assistants shall be named). Entries must be one-of-a-kind and have been completed after January 2006. Artists may submit two entries for consideration.

Submissions (truncated)
• The juror will select tapestries from digital images; image quality may influence the juror’s decision. Only completed tapestries will be juried.
• Entries must be submitted as digital file on CD; if two entries are submitted, both may be on the same CD.
• Tapestries must be available for the duration of the exhibition until July 2011.

Rebecca A.T. Stevens Consulting Curator of Contemporary Textiles at the Textile Museum,Washington, D.C.

Entry Fees
$35 ATA Members;
$45 Non-Members;
$70 Membership and Entry fee

ATB8 entries are eligible for the Teitelbaum Family Awards.
First Place: $300.00
Second Place: $200.00

visit the website to download the prospectus:

More Than Fiber: A Creative Approach to Material

Deadline: December 15, 2009 (POSTMARK)

More Than Fiber: A Creative Approach to Material

Cohen Gallery
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
Reading, PA
March 7 To April 18, 2010

Fiber art is distinct in its many applications and influences. Historically fiber work was considered a home craft and utilitarian. Today’s artists have stretched the definition in many directions, discovering and adapting its uses in extraordinary ways. Mixed mediums that have become familiar in contemporary art are now relevant to fiber art. Three dimensional work and the use of metal fibers have come together to create a new concept of sculpture. Paper has brought its texture to many forms of fiber art. All modes of fiber work, traditional and interpretative, secure the special place it has always had – a hands on human element referencing historical content and contemporary thought.

Open to all artists who design and produce their own original work. Work must have been created within the last three years. All media welcomed.

Each artist may submit up to three works for $35.

Warren Seelig lives and works in Rockland, Maine. He holds the rank of distinguished visiting professor in the Fibers/Mixed Media program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he teaches, curates and writes on various subjects related to sculpture, textile and fiber.

Judging will be done from CD’s. Submit up to 3 artworks as jpegs on a CD.

Download the prospectus: MTF Prospectus [pdf]

Visit the website:

Cohen Gallery
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
201 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601

The GoggleWorks is an exciting multi-faceted community art center located in downtown Reading, PA. Built in 1871, Thomas A. Willson & Co. manufactured eyeglasses and safety goggle equipment at the building until May, 2002. This 140,000 sq.ft. complex opened as an art center in September 2005 featuring 34 studios for working artists, hot, warm and cold glass studios, ceramics and pottery facilities, a wood shop, photography dark room facilities, a 131-seat art film theatre, dance and music studios, gallery space, art store and café. Visitors have an opportunity to visit resident artists in their studios in addition to viewing the art exhibition and enjoying all the GoggleWorks facilities.

Ontario Arts Council: Craft Projects -- Individuals

Deadline: October 15, 2009 (POSTMARK) & (Hand Delivery)

Craft Projects: Individuals

Ontario Arts Council
Toronto ON

Sector(s) Aboriginal Arts, Franco-Ontarian Arts, Visual and Media Arts & Crafts

Program for: Individuals

Purpose: The Craft Projects: Individuals program provides grants up to $15,000 to craft artists towards creative development or professional development projects. The program supports contemporary and traditional craft practice, and functional and non-functional works.

Eligibility: This program is open to Ontario-based professional craft artists at all stages in their careers. If you have completed a post-secondary course of study in craft, you must have spent a minimum of one year working at your art following your education.

The program provides assistance to craft artists at all stages in their careers, and supports contemporary and traditional craft-based practice and functional and nonfunctional works. This includes Aboriginal artists working in craft media in
contemporary or traditional ways.

Grants support artists working in a wide range of craft media. This range includes, but is not limited to:
♞ beadwork
♘ book arts, e.g. book binding; paper-making
♞ clay/ceramics, e.g. pottery, sculptural work
♘ fibre, e.g. appliqué, basketry, embroidery, felting, knitting, needlework, quill work, quilting, sculptural textiles or fibre,surface design/printing, tamarack, tufting, weaving
♞ furniture
♘ glass, e.g. architectural, stained, hot glass
♞ jewellery
♘ leather work
♞ metal work
♘ musical instruments, drums
♞ turned wood, wood carving

Program Guidelines and Application Form:

Project Grant Basics (print version)

Program Guidelines (print version)

Application (form-fillable Word)
Application (print version)

Budget (form-fillable Excel)
Budget (print version)

For more information, please contact Lisa Wöhrle, Associate Visual and Media Arts Officer 416-969-7419, toll free 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7419,, or Kadija de Paula, Program Assistant, ext. 7455 or

Services in French are available by contacting Lia Kyranis, Program Assistant, ext. 7461 or

Visit website for more details:

Ontario Arts Council
151 Bloor Street West, Fifth Floor
Toronto ON M5S 1T6

Ontario Arts Council: National and International Residency

Deadline: October 1, 2009 (POSTMARK) & (Hand Delivery)

National and International Residency

Ontario Arts Council
Toronto ON

Sector(s) Aboriginal Arts, Arts Education, Community Arts, Dance, Franco-Ontarian Arts, Literature, Multidisciplinary Activity, Music, Theatre, Touring, Visual and Media Arts & Crafts

Program for: Individuals

Purpose: The program provides Ontario artists with financial support to give them time to dedicate themselves to creative pursuits.

Eligibility: Please refer to the Program Guidelines for the OAC’s residency requirements and definitions of professional artists and organizations.

In addition, in order to apply to the National and International Residency program you must be:

an individual working in any of the disciplines supported at OAC;
have creative and administrative control and responsibility for the direction of your project;
have had an active professional artistic practice for at least 3 years.

Program Guidelines and Application Form:

Project Grant Basics (pdf)
Program Guidelines (pdf)
Application (Word)
Application (pdf)

Complete details and forms available on website:

For more information, please contact Mark Hammond, Interim Touring Officer, 416-646-7466, toll free 1-800-387-0058 extension 7466,

Services in French are available by contacting the Program Assistant, Larissa Momryk, 416-969-7412, toll free 1-800-387-0058 extension 7412,

Ontario Arts Council
151 Bloor Street West
Fifth Floor
Toronto ON M5S 1T6 /

Ontario Arts Council Grant Program: Visual Artists

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)

Mid-Career Artists - $7,500: September 15, 2009 deadline
Emerging Artists - $5,000: December 1, 2009 deadline
Established Artists - $15,000: (deadline has passed)

Visual Artists

Ontario Arts Council
Grant Program
Toronto ON

Sector(s) Aboriginal Arts, Franco-Ontarian Arts, Visual and Media Arts & Crafts

Program for: Individuals

Purpose: The Visual Artists grant program assists artists to create and develop new work and to continue work in progress.

Eligibility: This program is open to Ontario-based professional visual artists.

Mid-Career Artists - $7,500: September 15, 2009 deadline

This category is for artists in mid-career and includes artists past the early stages of their professional career who have produced a reasonable body of work and may have a fair degree of public exposure. You must have at least 8 years of professional practice to apply to this category.
If you receive a grant in this category you are no longer eligible to apply to the Emerging Artists category.

Emerging Artists - $5,000: December 1, 2009 deadline

This category is for emerging artists and is reserved for artists in the early years of their professional careers who may have a small exhibition record. You must have at least 3 years of professional practice to apply to this category.
Applicants may apply to only one category per year and should choose the category that is most appropriate to their artistic practice.

Program Guidelines and Application Form:

Project Grant Basics (pdf)
Program Guidelines (pdf)
Application (Word)
Application (pdf)

For more information, please contact Carolyn Vesely, Visual and Media Arts Officer, 416-969-7459, toll free 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7459,, or

Kadija de Paula, Program Assistant, 416-969-7455, toll free 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7455,, or

Lia Kyranis, Program Assistant, 416-969-7461, toll free 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7461,

Services in French are available by contacting Lia Kyranis, 416-969-7461, toll free 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7461,

Ontario Arts Council
151 Bloor Street West, 5th Floor
Toronto ON M5S 1T6
416-961-1660 / 1-800-387-0058 /

TEXT Journal

Deadline: 1 March 2010 (RECEIVE)

TEXT Journal

The Textile Society
St Albans, UK
Publishing Opportunity

Notes for Contributors

Articles should normally be a maximum of 4,000 words in length; reviews of books or exhibitions a maximum of 1,000 words. Longer submissions will be assessed on their own merits.

Articles should fit into the description of the aims of the Society, as described in the constitution.

Manuscripts should be sent to one of the editors by 1 March. Contributions will be returned only if postage is pre-paid. The decision of the Editorial Sub-Committee regarding acceptance is final.

The author is responsible for copyright clearance and reproduction fees and should provide the editors with written evidence of copyright clearance; acknowledgement of sources must be given where appropriate.

View complete contributor guidelines:


Thursday, August 20, 2009

SUBVERSIVE STITCHING: Feminist Artists with a Needle

Deadline: October 16, 2009 (RECEIVE)

SUBVERSIVE STITCHING: Feminist Artists with a Needle

Through the Flower
Belen, NM
January 23, 2010 - May 31, 2010

Call for art in all needlework and textile media from artists' who reside in New Mexico. Works submitted should include a focus on gender. One winner will be awarded a $500 cash prize.

Please submit images of three works with at least one detail of each piece and one page double spaced artist statement. Entry fee $25.00

Through the Flower in Belen, New Mexico and on line at

Notice of inclusion: November 20, 2009

Please contact Through the Flower for entry form at 505.864.4080 or

Download Entry Form.

Juror:Judy Chicago
Judy Chicago's legacy as an artist is inseparable from her pioneering role in Feminist art and education. The Dinner Party, The Birth Project and the Holocaust Project, are monumental collaborative works which explored her deepening feminist vision.

Juror: Laura Addison
Laura Addison is the curator of contemporary art at the New Mexico Museum of Art, a position she has held since 2001. She holds a B.A. from Cornell University, and an M.A. from University of New Mexico, where one of her areas of focus was the confluence of gender, performance and revolution.

Please contact Through the Flower for entry form at 505.864.4080 or visit the Feminist art section at to download application.

Through the Flower is a non-profit Feminist art organization founded by Judy Chicago in 1978. Our mission is to educate a broad public about the importance of art and its power in countering the erasure of women's achievements.

Arts for the Parks 2010

Deadline: February 1, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Arts for the Parks 2010

Mendocino Area Parks Association (MAPA)
Mendocino, CA
Art Show & Auction: April 17, 2010
Traveling Show: May, 2010 to August, 2010

Each entry must be of a subject matter identified with one of the 17 State Parks in the Mendocino district.

Art will be judged on the basis of artistic merit, originality of vision, quality of execution and appropriateness to the theme of the contest.

Artists should reflect on a variety of subject matter, including landscapes and seascapes, close-up subjects, wildlife, historical or Native American themes, and people in park settings.

Eligibility: Open to all artists, professional or amateur, living within or outside of the county of Mendocino.

1. Drawing: Includes pencil, pen & ink, charcoal, etchings, woodcuts/block prints and etchings. No giclées or digital prints.
2. Painting: Includes oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, alkyd, collage and serigraph.
3. Photography: Includes digital.
4. Other: Includes any other media - jewelry, textiles, terracotta, sculpture, 3-dimensional artwork, felted wool, etc. as long as the subject matter can be identified with a specific State Park in the Mendocino District

Entry Fees: The non-refundable entry fee for each entry is $40. Artists may enter as many pieces as they choose, with each piece requiring a separate entry fee and a separate entry form.

Judging: There will be a five judge panel.

CASH PRIZES in each of 4 categories:
1) Drawing; 2) Painting; 3) Photography; 4) Other

Honorable Mention when applicable – Certificate

Traveling Show: The 12 prize-winners and other selected artwork will comprise a traveling show which will tour Mendocino County from May 2010 through August, 2010.

Rules and Entry Form:

Contact information
Mendocino Area Parks Association (MAPA)
P.O. Box 1387
Mendocino, CA 95460

Ford House Visitor Center
735 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460

Phone: 707. 937.4700
Mobile: 707.272.5397
Fax : 707.937.3845

Spier Contemporary 2010

Deadline: 30 October 2009 (RECEIVE) & (Hand Delivery) & (Online)

Spier Contemporary 2010

The Africa Centre
South Africa
March 2010 to March 2011

The Africa Centre is proud to announce the launch of the Spier Contemporary 2010, the largest biennale art competition and exhibition in South Africa.

The Spier Contemporary 2010 has opened its call to all artists living in South Africa to begin thinking about how they would like to reflect their experiences, aspirations and visions through new work submitted to this competition/exhibition.

What May Be Entered
Any original artwork, in any media, which has not been previously exhibited. There are no restrictions other than the artworks must not physically endanger anyone.

We are looking for artwork that pushes the boundaries of contemporary art practice, which reflects the experiences, lives, hopes and fears of all South Africans.

Who Can Enter
Any person living in South Africa over the age of 21.

How To Enter
Artists may submit artworks or a proposal for an artwork. Artists are allowed to submit up to a maximum of five artworks or proposals per person. A separate entry form must be filled out for each individual artwork.

Exhibition Sales

All artworks in the exhibition will be for sale, unless otherwise instructed by the participating artists. The artist will determine the sale price. The Spier Contemporary will not take a commission on artworks sold.

Competition Prizes
Up to 100 artists will be selected for the exhibition. Each artist selected for the final exhibition will receive an artist fee of R4,000 (cash payment by EFT on final selection) regardless of how many of their artworks are selected. Any submissions from artist collectives will only receive one artist fee.

Five to seven awards will be made. These award winners will share up to R800,000 in prize money for career development.

Visit website for complete details and to download entry form:

For further information
on the Spier Contemporary 2010
phone: 0860 111 458

Handspun Gallery: Button-Up Neck Warmer

Deadline: November 9, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Handspun Gallery: Button-Up Neck Warmer

Spin-Off Magazine
Spring 2010 Issue

In the Handspun Gallery of the Spring 2010 issue of Spin-Off, we’d like to showcase your versions of the Button-Up Neck Warmer that was published in the Summer 2009 issue of Spin-Off and invite you to submit your scarves by November 9, 2009.

Submission guidelines
· Photographs of submissions must arrive by November 9, 2009.
· Entries must be made from 100% of your handspun yarn.
· Make a scarf of following the Button-Up Neck Warmer designed by Mavis Adam (pages 70–71 in the Summer 2009 issue of Spin-Off magazine. You may modify the pattern if you like—please note your changes.
· Keep track of your spinning details as you spin.

Mail your entries to:
Handspun Gallery: Button-Up Neck Warmer
201 E. 4th St.
Loveland, CO 80537-5655
(970) 613-4682

Winning entries will be featured in the Spring 2010 issue of Spin-Off, runner’s up will be featured on our website.

Visit website to download Entry Form and additional details:

Questions? Contact Amy Clarke Moore at or (970) 613-4682.

2011 Quilting Arts Magazine Calendar Contest

Deadline: March 8, 2010 (RECEIVE)

2011 Quilting Arts Magazine Calendar Contest

Theme: Flavor of the Month
Quilting Arts Magazine

You’re invited to enter the 2011 Quilting Arts Magazine Calendar Contest, with the theme “Flavor of the Month.”

Does the thought of July make you want to bite into a cold, sweet slice of watermelon? Does the smell of cinnamon make you long for a piece of Grandma’s Thanksgiving pie? When you think of April, can you taste drops of rain on your tongue? What flavor does each month of the year conjure up for you? Show us in stitch, surface design, fiber, and embellishments your favorite “Flavor of the Month.” The artists who create the 13 winning submissions (one for the cover and 12 for the months) will each win a prize package worth $200.

How It Works

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

Although we welcome all quilting styles, each quilt should be of original design and have some form of embellishment, include mixed media, or have some surface design technique. Examples include—but are not limited to—beadwork, silk screening, fabric painting, thread painting, needle felting, and hand embroidery.

Submit three 8" x 10" photographs of each submission, one of the full quilt and two detail shots.

Finalists announced: April 5, 2010 on the website.
Winners announced: May 10, 2010 on the website and notified by email.

Quilting Arts Magazine
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 the address above.

Complete contest details on the website: Quilting Arts Magazine Reader Challenges

Solo Show Award

Deadline: September 10, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Solo-Show Award Exhibition
CoLAB Projects (formerly BECA gallery)

New Orleans, LA
November 7- 28 2009

CoLAB Projects (formerly BECA gallery) is presenting a solo-show award exhibition. One artist will receive a solo exhibition from November 7- 28 2009 at CoLAB Projects located at 527 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, LA across from the Contemporary Arts Center in the heart of the New Orleans Warehouse Arts District.

The purpose of the CoLAB Projects solo show award exhibition is to provide CoLAB gallery directors, curators and collectors an opportunity to discover new, compelling works created by artists who have not yet received a solo show exhibition opportunity with CoLAB Projects. The artist selected for the CoLAB Projects solo show award will be considered for future representation.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all artists at least 18 years of age from any country. Accepted works and mediums include but are not limited to: painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, textiles, installation, digital art, photography, video, 3D animation, design and functional art. Individual works may have a maximum weight of 75 pounds. There are no size restrictions for individual works. All works submitted for review must be original works created by the artist. Work must be from a recent (within the past 2 years), cohesive body of work and works must be the actual works you are proposing to exhibit should you be awarded the solo exhibition. We cannot accept submissions of concept drawings or proposals for future works not yet created.

Complete information and submission guidelines may be downloaded at:

BECA CoLAB Projects
527 Saint Joseph Street (across from the Contemporary Arts Center)
New Orleans, LA 70130

DesignPhiladelphia 2009

Three Deadlines: (RECEIVE) (see below)

Multiple Venues
Philadelphia, PA
October 7-13, 2009

DesignPhiladelphia is right around the corner BUT there is still time to participate in 2009. Create an event, enter a call for entry, or submit ideas to design competitions.

For the current program calendar, visit


Old City Business Collective
Windows throughout Old City Call for Entry

Old City Business Collective has announced a call for entries for Windows Throughout Old City. The contest celebrates innovative thinking and visual inspiration from students, recent graduates, professionals, and artists in various fields of design. Reflecting the growth of DesignPhiladelphia, businesses in Old City are participating in design week by creating an exciting environment of window displays.

Earlybird entry deadline: August 31, 2009
Late bird entry deadline: September 11, 2009

So Re Fa Fashion Show
Arcadia Boutique SoReFa Call

SoReFa invites local Socially Responsible designers to submit garments, and accessories for the 2009 show, taking place at North Bowl.

Entries due September 1, 2009

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or in creating additional programming, please contact us:
215-951-2863 or

The Design Center at Philadelphia University Philadelphia University 4200 Henry Avenue Philadelphia PA 19144

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

About Us and How to Use This Site *updated*

Recently, a reader asked: What exactly are you?

In response to your query, Fiber Art Calls for Entry is a repository of Fiber/Textile related opportunities. Our focus is fiber but most of the items listed are open to a variety of media.

This site began as an offline project; it was brought online when its creator and principal caretaker (known as The Keeper) realized that others could benefit from the information being gathered. At present, The Keeper serves as the primary guide; however, others are involved in its cultivation. The nom de plume is used for the privacy of the parties involved in the site's upkeep and to maintain integrity since we also apply to the opportunities listed here.

Items appear at the discretion of The Keeper. With the exception of our sponsor, we display no ads nor express any affiliations. Sponsorship by our friends at Art Craft Design Culture generously allows us to continue growing and maintaining the site.

It is our pleasure to bring you Fiber Art Calls for Entry. We are currently working on modifications to make the site more useful and easier to navigate. We appreciate your readership. Questions and feedback are welcomed.

Best regards,

The Keeper


Fiber Art Calls for Entry strives to list a range of opportunities for artists who create work in the broadly defined medium of Fiber. Our focus is fiber but the opportunities listed may be of interest to artists of other media.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Women's Studio Workshop Studio Internships

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)
(Winter- Spring Internship) November 15, 2009
(Summer-Fall Internship) Feb 15, 2010

Internship Program_Studio Internships

Women's Studio Workshop
Rosendale, New York

Since 1983, Women's Studio Workshop's Internship Program in Rosendale New York has been providing young artists with the opportunity to learn first-hand how women can manage productive, successful careers as professional artists. WSW interns learn techniques for developing their work, build various new computer and studio-based skills, and are introduced to methods of gaining funding and exhibition opportunities. Interns also learn about the management of a renowned arts organization.

Interns work full-time during their term. They are encouraged to work on their own art and are provided access to all WSW studios in their non-working hours. WSW provides a private room in our on-site housing and a stipend of $200/month.

Studio Internships: Tasks include working with WSW staff and visiting artists in the papermaking, printmaking, book arts, photography and ceramics studios and arts administration. These internships are 6 month opportunities, with the possibilty to apply for a second 6 month term.(Term dates: June-end of December/ January- end of May)

Visit website for complete details regarding Studio Internships:

Download application:

Other internship opportunities available at Women's Studio Workshop:

Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
tel 845.658.9133
fax 845.658.9031

Women's Studio Workshop Art-in-Education Fellowship

Two Deadlines:(POSTMARK)
Spring Fellow (April - June) - November 15, 2009
Fall Fellow (September - February) - March 15, 2010

Art-in-Education Fellowship

Women's Studio Workshop
Rosendale, NY

This opportunity is for artists with teaching experience and knowledge of intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking who are interested in creating their own work while also working with local public school students.

Women's Studio Workshop's Art-In-Education Program, Hands-on-Art (HOA), is a collaboration with the Kingston City School District and has become a national model for arts education. HOA provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to a professional arts space to spend concentrated time learning printmaking, papermaking, and book arts.

Download the application:

Visit website for complete requirements:

Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
tel 845.658.9133
fax 845.658.9031

Women's Studio Workshop Studio Fellowship

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)
Spring Fellow (January - March, May - June): October 15, 2009
Fall Fellow (September - December): March 15, 2010

Studio Fellowship

Women's Studio Workshop
Rosendale, NY

WSW Fellowship opportunities are designed to provide concentrated work time for artists to explore new ideas in a dynamic and supportive community of women artists. Fellowships are awarded through a jury process. The cost to Fellowship recipients is $200 per week plus materials. The award includes on-site housing and all-hour access to our studios. The facilities feature complete studios in intaglio, silkscreen, hand papermaking, photography, letterpress, and ceramics. Four- to six-week sessions are available each year from September through June. Artists are given a studio orientation, but should be able to work independently. Technical assistance is available for $35/hour. A thorough WSW studio introduction is provided at no charge.

Download the application:

Visit website for complete detail:

Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
tel 845.658.9133
fax 845.658.9031

Women's Studio Workshop Artist Book Residency

Deadline: November 15, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Women's Studio Workshop

Artist Book Residency
Rosendale, NY

These residency grants are designed to enable artists to produce a limited edition book work at WSW. Working intensively in our studios for six to eight weeks, artists print and bind their own books. WSW technical assistance includes training on new equipments, introduction to new materials, and assistance with production.

The grant includes a stipend of $2,000 to $3,000 for six to eight weeks, materials up to $750, access to all studios, travel costs (within the Continental US), and housing. Projects are chosen by a jury of outside artists and curators.

Generally, we encourage an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50. WSW has developed a series of archive and exhibition opportunities for the books. The contract stipulates 10% (or ten books) for WSW archives, exhibition, and display copies; 10% of the edition for the artist; and 80% of the edition for general marketing. Artist have the option of collaborating with WSW on marketing of artists' books for a 50% commission fee.

Download the application:

Visit website for complete detail:

Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
tel 845.658.9133
fax 845.658.9031

Americas 2010: Paperworks

Deadline: November 2, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Americas 2010: Paperworks

Northwest Art Center
Minot State University
Minot, North Dakota
January 1, 2010 to February 24, 2010

Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition.

A maximum of five entries are allowed per artist. Submit electronic images, a non-refundable entry fee payable in US dollars (cost details below), and the completed entry form to Americas 2010: Paperworks.

Entry will not be accepted without the proper fee.
Entry Fee: ...... 2 entries/$25; Additional Entries: $5 each
Enclose a $20 annual membership fee, and you may enter at the NAC Art Friends membership rate.
NAC Art Friends Members Fee: 2 entries/$15; Additional Entries: $2 each

Cash and Purchase Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show
Best of Show earns a solo exhibition in 2010 and an invitation to the
Best of the Best exhibit

Heidi A. Goldberg is an Associate Professor of Art at Concordia College,Moorhead, MN

Download the prospectus: Americas 2010: Paperworks Competition Prospectus

Visit website for complete details:

Telephone: 701-858-3264 or 800 -777-0750 (ex.3264)

Americas 2010: Paperworks
Northwest Art Center
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, North Dakota 58707

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival:
2010 Catalog Cover Art Competition

Deadline: November 9, 2009 (POSTMARK) & (Hand Delivery)

2010 Catalog Cover Art Competition
The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Howard County Fairgrounds
West Friendship, MD
May 1 & 2, 2010

The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association announces a competition for the 2010 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival catalog cover art. The winning art work will be used to design the catalog cover, posters, T-shirts, and other items to publicize the 37th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds May 1 & 2, 2010. The winning artist will receive a check for $1,000. There will also be up to four $100 Honorable Mention awards.

Competition Rules (truncated)
  • The subject should be related to sheep and/or wool.
  • The art should be suitable for use on the 5½” x 8½” Festival catalog cover, as well as on T-shirts, coffee mugs, posters, advertisements, etc.
  • All two-dimensional media are acceptable including paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, tapestry, computer generated art, etc. in vertical, horizontal, or square formats. Entries should be no larger than 18” x 24”.
  • Collaborative efforts will be accepted; however, all collaborators must sign the release on the entry form.
  • Entries will be accepted beginning on October 19, 2009 and until 6:00 P.M. Monday, November 9, 2009. They must be mailed or delivered.

Contact The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival office with questions regarding the competition: (email)
410-531-3647 (phone)

Download 2010 Catalog Cover Art Contest Entry Form and Rules: 2010 Catalog Art Form [pdf]

A gallery of past Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival catalog covers will be available at

Liverpool City Art Prize

Deadline: 2 October 2009 by 4pm (RECEIVE)

Liverpool City Art Prize

Casula Powerhouse
7 November - 31 January 2010

The Liverpool City Art Prize is a national exhibition, open to artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics and video art. This is an acquisitive prize to the value of the award, $10,000. There are also separate acquisitive prizes of $1,000 and 2 children’s prizes of $250 each. The exhibition is not themed and will not undergo selection processes before display.

Artists (18 and over) must pay an Entry Fee of $27.50 per artwork submitted (this includes GST)
Artists may submit up to 3 artworks in any media.

Paintings, 2D artworks or multiple panels must be limited to a total size of 170cm x 200cm.

Sculptures should not exceed 200cm in any one dimension and should not exceed 80kg in overall weight.

Video artworks will be limited to single channel video and should be self-playable on DVD only.

Any special hanging requirements will be at the costof the artist (this includes artworks in all media).

The artwork must be the original work of the artist and must be signed by the artist. Artworks must have been produced in the last 12 months and be the property of the artist or their agent. Artworks by groups of eligible artists may be entered.

Prizes include:
Liverpool City Art Prize Overall Winner
$10,000 - Open to all artists in Australia

Two Dimensional Traditional Prize
$1,000 - Any two dimensional work including acrylic, oil, mixed media on paper, board or canvas.

Two Dimensional Contemporary Prize
$1,000 - Any two dimensional work including acrylic, oil, mixed media on paper, board or canvas.

Photography/Digital Prize
$1,000 - Any digital work including photography, new media, sound and interactive work.

Sculpture/Three Dimensional Work Prize
$1,000 - Any three dimensional Work including sculpture, installation.

Children’s Prizes
(Primary) $250 – Open to any artist aged 3-12 years of age
(Secondary) $250 – Open to any artist aged 13-18 years of age

Download registration forms: [pdf]

Visit website for complete details:

4th Int'l Art Prize “Arte Laguna”

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK) & (Online)
15th November, 2009 (postmark)
26th November , 2009 (on-line)

Fourth International Art Prize “Arte Laguna”

Cultural Association MoCA
Rome, Italy

ART. 1 – Goal
The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in cooperation with Arte Laguna, organizes the Fourth International Art Prize “Arte Laguna”, directed to the promotion and valorization of the contemporary art.

The Prize is subdivided in three sections: painting, photographic art, sculpture. Participants can chose the theme of their artworks.

ART. 2 – Eligible media
The Prize is open to all artists, without any limits of age, sex, nationality or other qualification. Each artist can participate with one or two works, at one or more sections. Technical details:

Painting – total technical and stylistic freedom (oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, etc.) on whichever support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.).

Sculpture and installation – whichever organic or inorganic material. Works can make use of sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements.

Photographic Art - color and b/w analogical photos, color and b/w digital photos, color and b/w digital elaborations, works entirely realized on computer. Videos are not admitted.

3 – Jury
The selection of the artworks will be carried out by 3 Juries composed by experts of Contemporary Art. (see prospectus and/or website for complete list of jurors)

ART. 4 – Prizes (see prospectus and/or website for complete prize details)


ART. 5 - Application

The application fee: 40,00 euro per 1 work and 70,00 euro per 2 works proposed for the same section. Application fees are no-refundable.

For students under 25 years who are attending art schools or Academy of Fine Arts the shareholding is 35,00 euro per 1 work and 60,00 euro per 2 works proposed for the same section (school certificate is required).

Visit website for complete details:

Application available here:

fiber artists: philadelphia, #6

Deadline: November 14, 2009 (POSTMARK)

fiber artists: philadelphia, #6

Da Vinci Art Alliance
Philadelphia, PA
February 7 - 28, 2010

Curated by K. Pannepacker, textile/visual artist (see prospectus for bio)

This exhibit aims to complement various citywide exhibits happening in conjunction with Philagrafika 2010, a multi-sited international festival of contemporary art
( Attention textile artists: think text, grid, language, words, script, graphics; and, think texture, technique, tradition, innovation!!!

Rules for Entry: (truncated)

  • Artists may submit up to a maximum of two images, completed within the last two years, to be in the exhibition. Due to space restrictions, 2-D work must be 30"x30" or less, 3-D work on pedestals no larger than 18" x18"x 18". Freestanding works will be accepted. No large installations can be considered.

  • Artists must live, work or have some relationship to the Philadelphia/5 county area.
  • Entry fee $35
  • CD or quality photos are acceptable.

Selection of Artwork:

Entries will be selected by the curator based on their quality and relevance to the goal/theme of the exhibit. Unusual, experimental, and traditional fiber work... is all good. All artists will be notified by mail by December 15th, 2009.

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

View and download the complete prospectus:

DaVinci Art Alliance
704 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

DaVinci Art Alliance is a non-profit artists organization located in South Philadelphia. The organization was founded in 1931 to serve the needs of professional artists and artisans in the Delaware Valley region. The DaVinci Art Alliance has over 100 members and is supported through membership dues and gallery rentals. It features exhibitions of members and non-members artwork, as well as special events, performances, lectures, and a newsletter.

Medium Resistance

Deadline: Unspecified

Medium Resistance
Ice Box Project Space
Crane Arts Building
Philadelphia, PA
March 3 – April 4, 2010

Original post found here:

Medium Resistance, an exhibition to be held at the Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, in conjunction with Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious. We are currently seeking suggestions for artists to be included in this exhibition. If you know an artist(s) you would like us to consider, please forward their name and contact information to:

Nicholas Kripal/Richard Hricko
Crane Arts Building
1400 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Medium Resistance
Ice Box Project Space
March 3 – April 4, 2010

Recent discourse tends to force print and craft objects into not-so-recent, even outright conservative categories: as fine art, they must be autonomous, original, and auratic; as artisanship, they must rely on tactility, skill, and apprenticeship. In both instances, printmaking and crafts are defined in defensive opposition to the forces and effects of mass culture, reproducing an old-fashioned binary in which art and artisanship provide a substitute sphere of “authentic” creative experience rather than a critical engagement with cultural production at large.

The exhibition Medium Resistance features contemporary works of print and craft that resist such an either-or classification. Informed by historical avant-garde practices such as the Bauhaus and Constructivism, these works reassess the mediums’ expressive, communicative, and material possibilities to articulate experiences beyond known aesthetic, social, and political boundaries. Vessels and posters, digital images and books, to name just a few examples, straddle the lines between art, craft, and mass production, strategically exploring each format’s functionality and usefulness, its potential for participation and collaboration, communication and dissemination.
Caitlin Perkins
Philagrafika 2010
Program Manager

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Center for Books Exhibition Proposal

Deadline: Ongoing

The Center for Books
Exhibition Proposal

New York, NY

The Center for Book Arts invites curators to submit exhibition proposals for our Main Gallery. There is no deadline: proposals are reviewed by the Center’s Exhibition Committee three or four times a year, however, the exhibition schedule is planned at least 15 months in advance.

This Exhibition Series is intended to provide contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object and/or related media, as well as to challenge traditional notions of the book arts. Exhibitions that feature a broad representation of media, site-specific installations, and performances are encouraged.

The Exhibitions Committee is especially interested in proposals for:
• Exhibitions that will further and/or challenge the discourse of book arts within a contemporary artistic criticism, particularly theme based explorations
• Exhibitions that will advance the field of traditional bookmaking practices, particularly by showing a wide range of artists
• Focused exhibitions of two to three artists that demonstrates a cohesive artistic trend or subject matter

The Exhibitions Committee will review all applications. Interested curators should submit a current resume noting past exhibitions organized with sample brochures, an exhibition proposal that articulates clearly the merit of the exhibition proposed with images, and a budget that considers special installation costs such as equipment, shipping, framing, etc.

The committee will review up to 20 images of work that is representative of the work you plan to include in the exhibition.

Download the Exhibition Proposal Guidelines: [pdf]

Visit the website for full details:

Application questions should be addressed to Alexander Campos, Executive Director, at Curators are strongly encouraged to discuss their application prior to submitting for review.

The Center for Book Arts: 2010 Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant

Deadline: October 16, 2009 (POSTMARK)

The Center for Book Arts
2010 Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant
for New York Emerging Artists
New York, NY
January– December 2010

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant for New York Emerging Artists program in 2010. Up to five New York-based emerging artists will be offered space, time and support to explore the production and exhibition of artist's books and related work in year-long residencies. The purpose of this program is to promote experimentation in making book art, thus artists from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Center especially encourages applications from artists of culturally diverse backgrounds.

The award includes a $750-$1,500 cash stipend (depending on funding) plus a materials budget between $750 to $1,000 (depending on funding), 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year, plus an individual studio space for 3 months. Artists also receive approximately $3,000-$5,000 tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff. Experienced printers and bookbinders will be available to advise the artists on issues of materials and techniques as they arise. We have learned through past residents that ten hours per week of studio work is common in order to realize their artistic goals.

An exhibition of the artist’s work produced at the Center during their residency will be presented as part of our Featured Artist Series exhibition series in the following year. Other possible opportunities to present work to the public include a lecture/performance at the Center.

Applications will not be accepted from students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs during the program year (January– December 2010). Applicants must live/work in New York State and must reside in the greater NYC metropolitan area at the time of application and during the residency. Artists are encouraged to visit the Center for Book Arts prior to applying to this program. Artists do not need an appointment to visit. The Center is open to the public M – F 10 am – 6pm and Saturdays 10am – 4pm.Artists are invited to submit applications postmarked by October 16, 2009 for the 2010 program.

There is no application fee.

Residency Prospectus: [pdf]

2010 Workspace Grant
The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10001

If you have questions or require further information, please email or call 212-481-0295.

The Bonefolder: an e-journal for the bookbinder and book artist

Deadline: Ongoing
Deadline for inclusion in Fall 2009 issue is August 15, 2009

The Bonefolder

an e-journal for the bookbinder and book artist
Publishing Opportunity

The Bonefolder welcomes submissions of articles for publication. Articles should relate to the fields of bookbinding, book arts, decorative techniques, education, exhibition reviews, tips & tricks, or book reviews. Articles that have not be published elsewhere will be given first consideration.

The language of the Bonefolder is English, though it may be possible to work with authors in the translation of non-English articles.

Because the Bonefolder is published electronically we are able to reach a worldwide audience at minimal cost. Issues will be released as PDF files which can be opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Articles are accepted on a rolling basis. However, to be included in the Fall 2009 issue, the deadline is August 15.

Submitting your text:
Only completed articles should be submitted to the editorial review board. This includes proof-reading.

Articles may be included either as plain text in email letters, or as word processor files attached to email letters.


Any references should be included in ( ) following the text they refer to, and should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. If links are included, include the full URL.

Authors retain copyright of their articles and are free to publish them elsewhere. In submitting articles for publication, authors grant the Bonefolder worldwide distribution rights for their article as it appears in the journal.

The Bonefolder will make use of the Creative Commons licensing/copyright agreement.

View complete submission guidelines:

Authors are normally informed of the publication decision within four to five weeks.

Publisher & Editor/Reviewer:
Peter D. Verheyen: Bookbinder & Conservator / Head, Preservation and Conservation, Syracuse University Library, Syracuse, NY.

Editors / Reviewers:
Pamela Barrios: Conservator, Brigham Young University, Orem, UT.
Donia Conn: Workshop Program and Reference Cooordinator, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA.
Karen Hanmer: Book Artist, Chicago, IL.
Chela Metzger: Instructor, Kilgarlin Center for the Preservation of the Cultural Record, School of information, University of Texas at Austin.
Don Rash: Fine and edition binder, Plains, PA.

To contact the editors, write to:

2010 Open Taipei Artist Village Artists-in-Residence & Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: August 20, 2009 by 5:00 pm (POSTMARK) & (Hand Delivery)

2010 Open Call for Artists-in-Residence &
Exhibition Proposals

Taipei Artist Village
Taipei, Taiwan

As creativity core centers, Taipei Artist Village located in city central and Grass Mountain Artist Village situated in the Yangmingshan National Park will continue the open call for 2010 projects in arts & culture, creative industry and interdisciplinary & business-arts collaboration for both international and local artists.

AIR Taipei invites artists or curators (individuals or groups) from all levels of experience to submit exhibition proposals for realization in its gallery spaces, Barry Room of TAV and 92 Art Center of GAV, in 2010.

Admission to 2010 AIR Taipei Exhibition Program is based on review of applications by the AIR Taipei Admission Committee. Proposals must be original and conceived for AIR Taipei space i.e. may not have been realized in any other venue. Proposed exhibitions can be solo, two-person, or group and are open to all visual arts media. Proposals from 3 categories are requested in 2010:

1) Projects from Individual Artists or Teams - including artists, curators or researchers’ with a professional background in any media or discipline. This also includes artists who work/collaborate across more than one discipline.

2) Projects from Creative Industry - including designers, researchers or administrators of fashion, industrial/product design, art market, cultural heritage, publishing and cultural tourism etc.

3) Projects from Interdisciplinary and Business-Arts Collaboration - including interdisciplinary collaboration between arts disciplines, and all business- arts collaborative projects and/or corporate initiatives for the involvement of any creative activity, process or idea etc.

• No limitation of nationalities for the applicants.
• Must be able to converse in English.

Open Application- Each applicant’s portfolio, as well as all supporting material will be screened by the AIR Taipei Admission Committee. The decision will be announced through the major press media and AIR Taipei website by October 2009.

E-mail applications will not be accepted. Applications are only accepted by post.

2010 Artists-in-Residence Guideline & Application Form:

Since the establishment of Taipei Artist Village, “Barry Room” has witnessed numerous artists’ creative ideas nourished in Taipei; the newly opened “92 Art Center” in Grass Mountain Artist Village has presented stunning contemporary artworks by artists from Australia and New Zealand . Due to the small number of exhibiting spaces in Taipei and the financial difficulties that most artists encounter, the two galleries will call for innovative exhibition proposals with free space charge.

2010 Exhibition Proposal Guideline & Application Form:

For inquiries about artist-in-residence, please email to
For inquiries about exhibition, please email to
or call +886 2 3393 7377 * 102/407.

Visit website for complete details:

Quilting Natural Florida II

Deadline: October 1, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Quilting Natural Florida II
Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild
Florida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, Florida
Spring 2010

The Florida Museum of Natural History and the Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild are pleased to invite you to participate in this juried quilt exhibit celebrating the natural history of the State of Florida.

Entry Information (truncated)
  1. Open to all, but entries must be constructed and quilted by the person or group named on the entry blank.

  2. Quilters 18 years of age and younger are also encouraged to enter.

  3. Quilts may be representational, symbolic or iconic of the natural flora, fauna, and environment of Florida.

  4. Entries must be three (3) layers (top, batting and backing) and may be quilted by hand or machine.

  5. Entries may not exceed 80 inches by 120 inches. No wearable art will be accepted.

  6. Quilts for the exhibit will be selected by a jury. This will not be a judged show. All decisions of the jurors are final.</li>

  7. Quilts must be available for the complete duration of the exhibit in the spring of 2010.

Entry fee of $10 per quilt.

Check the Museum’s web site for a future announcement of the exact exhibit dates.

Check the Guild website for current information.

Download the prospectus:

A list of websites which contain information on plants and animals which occur naturally in Florida are included in the prospectus.

Building by the Book: Book Artists Respond to Architecture and Design

Deadline: September 25, 2009 (RECEIVE) & (Hand Delivery)

Book Artists Respond to Architecture and Design

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
March – April 2010

As part of Philagrafika 2010: the Graphic Unconscious, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Center for the Book, is issuing this call for entries for book artists to respond to selected works from the Athenaeum’s legacy research collection of architecture and design.

Athenaeum curators have chosen ten books from their collections that are available to view both on site and online. Artists residing in the United States are invited to submit proposals for a book that they will create in response to one of the selected books. The proposed books may be editioned or one-of-a-kind, artist books, book objects, altered books or zines. The proposal must be for newly created work, directly responding to a specific book from the Athenaeum collection.

Six of the proposals will be chosen, and these six artists will make their proposed books, which will be exhibited in the Athenaeum gallery in March and April during the Philagrafika 2010 festival. A generous grant from the Beneficia Foundation underwrites this competition and exhibition, and will provide these six artists with a stipend of $500 to help offset the cost of the book production. The artists’ books will be exhibited along with their Athenaeum counterparts.

The Athenaeum books are available to view by appointment during regular Athenaeum hours (call 215-925-2688 for appointments), and online at

Athenaeum staff are available in person and at 215-925-2688 to consult with artists about the books to which they are responding.

There is no fee to submit a proposal for this competition.

Proposals must include:

􀂃 Complete contact information for the artist, including email, phone number and mailing address. Website if applicable.
􀂃 Drawings and/or rough dummy of the proposed book, including estimated size and media. These materials must be original artwork, not digitized. Due to case size, final books should not exceed 30 inches in any dimension.
􀂃 Brief artist statement of 200 words or less describing how this book is a response to the particular book from the Athenaeum collection.
􀂃 6-10 digital images that reflect the artist’s prior work
􀂃 Resume focused on book arts experience

Proposals will be judged based on quality of the proposed book, evidence that the proposed bookwork is a response to a specific Athenaeum book, and the quality of the artist’s prior work and experience. Proposals should be mailed or hand delivered to the Athenaeum, and received there by September 25, 2009. On-line entries are not accepted.

Artists will be informed of decisions by October 3.
The final bookwork must be received at the Athenaeum by February 1, 2010.
The books created for the exhibit will be returned to the artists at the conclusion of the exhibit.

Relevant websites to investigate: (note: double aa)

Mailing address for proposals:
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Attn: Sandra L. Tatman
219 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3794

Contacts for questions:
Sandra Tatman at the Athenaeum, or

MAWS Conference

Deadline: Unspecified

Teaching Opportunity &
Vendor Booth Opportunity
Under the Rims--MAWS Conference
Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners
Billings, Montana
June 4-6, 2010

Join us “Under the Rims” in Billings June 4-6, 2010. We have exciting teachers booked. Weaver Robyn Spady will teach 2 Sides to Every Cloth and other topics in both preconference and post conference workshops. Jane Fournier, author of Sheep to Clothing and former editor for Piecework, will teach spinning along with Kathryn Alexander who is well known for her wearable art. Other classes are planned including basketry, bobbin lace, Brazilian embroidery, and dyeing.

We still need more regional teachers to apply to fill out our plans for 10 classes running simultaneously during the conference and the 2 days of post conference workshops.

Building on MAWS 2008 success, we plan Introduction to Spinning and Introduction to Weaving classes as well as Children’s activities that will be open to the community for registration, Thursday June 3. Our vendors will open up Thursday night with a Spin-In and special shopping night. After classes on Friday, we head to the Yellowstone Art Museum, which is featuring a special fiber arts show. Saturday night are the shows and Living Treasure awards. On Sunday we finish up with the “Rimsical Whimsical” fashion show and then on to post conference workshops.

If you are interested in teaching at MAWS 2010 please contact Linda Shelhamer.

For vendor booths contact Susan Leaverton.

Visit website for full details and contact information:

Fabrica: Making Space

Deadline: Ongoing

Making Space

Brighton UK
Unusual Opportunity

Making Space is an opportunity for artists to make new work, layout or document work or try something out for a small invited audience in Fabrica outside of our main exhibition programme. Please note that this is not an opportunity for an exhibition.

Fabrica is Making Space available to artists on the basis of testing new ground, to try new ways of working and using the space in imaginative ways. It could be used to make a sound piece, try something on a larger scale or document work.
Artists are invited to submit a short proposal of no more than 1 side of A4, with a CV and send a CD with jpeg images of recent work (maximum 5) or a link to your website. The proposal would need to make a case for using the space at Fabrica, the projects would need to run for between 2-4 days and take place on weekdays.

Cost £50 per session basic, if heating were required this would add an extra £50 per day. Artists by negotiation can work outside office hours but they will need to pay for staff on top of the £50 basic admin fee.

• Artistic projects in any art form
• Fit in with the organisation (i.e. people would still need to be able to access the gallery and be free to do so)
• Be 'studio' projects, i.e. focussed on developing, documenting or producing work rather than outward facing presentational or public events. Exhibition proposals or proposals for performances seeking a walk-up audience will not be considered
• Be 2-4 days in length, access to the gallery space outside of office hours will be considered but this will involve additional costs
• Make a case for using this space rather than any other.
• Artists would need to be prepared to undergo a health and safety briefing for building use
• Artists can apply anytime of year but projects are likely to take place in June, September, December, January, February and March. (Depending on venue hire and other programming)
• If proposals are successful artists will be contacted to discuss details and we will confirm 1 month before the project begins

Please send to:
Caitlin Heffernan
Artist Resource Manager
40 Duke Street
Brighton BN1 1AG

Alternatively email proposals with your CV and proposal and link to your website to:

Complete details available at the website:

What is Fabrica?
Fabrica is a visual arts organisation based in a former Regency church in the heart of Brighton that commissions contemporary visual art installations specific to the building.

Fabrica is a place where artists come to make new work. Fabrica supports and encourages the artists with whom it works to be adventurous and to test the boundaries of their practice. It encourages an open dialogue between artists and visitors within the gallery space and produces an integrated programme of education and audience development activity that strives to remove barriers to access, engagement and understanding.

BookOpolis 2009

Deadline: September 14 - 18, 2009 (RECEIVE)

The Fifth Annual BookOpolis 2009

Open Call for Artists’ Books & Prints
Asheville, NC
September 25 & 26, 2009

Eligibility Guidelines for BookOpolis 2009 Entries
• Artists working in Print or the Book Form may submit up to two (2) pieces for exhibit.
• Seeking broadsides, prints, artists’ books, both editioned and one-of-a-kind.
• Asheville BookWorks prefers work that best integrates Concept and Craft; merging content/ideas with creative use of materials, inventive construction and technique.
• Artwork will be displayed at the discretion of the curator, Laurie Corral.

Artwork due September 14-18. Work received after September 18th will be returned to the artist with the entry fee.

Entry fee is $10.00 per piece.

Download the entry form: [pdf]

Visit website for complete information:

428 1/2 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28006
Phone: 828-255-8444

BookWorks is a community resource for print and book arts located in West Asheville, North Carolina. Through classes, exhibits, lectures, and annual events like BookOpolis and Edible Book Festival, BookWorks has become a gathering place for individuals with an interest in handmade books, papermaking, printmaking, and letterpress. We are pleased to provide space, equipment and technical support for artistic exploration, collaboration and the sharing of knowledge.

2010 Libris Awards / Australian Artists' Book Prize

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 4 December 2009 (RECEIVE)
(see The Zine Prize (below) for deadline specific to this category only)

Australian Artists' Book Prize
2010 Libris Awards

Focus on Artists Books Program
Artspace Mackay
9 April - 23 May 2010

The Libris Awards are Australia's premier national artists' book prize. An initiative of the Mackay Regional Council through Artspace Mackay, these biennial awards seek to develop awareness of the Council's significant collection of artists' books, and to develop the collection further through the acquisition of new works by leading Australian artists working in this field. The Libris Awards are open to artists living and working anywhere in Australia.

Acquisitions and Awards

Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

Category 1: Mackay Regional Council National Artists' Book Award (acquisitive)
The award-winning book will be acquired for inclusion in Mackay Regional Council's Artists' Book Collection housed at Artspace Mackay (ASM). The winning artist will receive $3000 cash prize sponsored by Mackay Regional Council.

Category 2: Regional Artists' Book Award (acquisitive)
This award will be presented to the best book by an artist living and working in our region and aims to promote regional arts practice in the field of artists' books. The award-winning book will be acquired for inclusion in Mackay Regional Council's Artists' Book Collection. The winning artist will receive $1500 cash prize.

Category 3: Young and Emerging Artists' Book Award (acquisitive)
An award aimed at promoting and encouraging entry into the field of artists' books by young and emerging artists (artists ages 26 or younger in 2010) from throughout Australia. The award-winning book will be acquired for inclusion in Mackay Regional Council's Artists' Book Collection. The winning artist will receive a prize of $750.

Category 4: The Zine Prize
A brand new category in the Libris Awards, the Zine Prize is aimed at promoting and encouraging entry of small circulation, self-published works of original or appropriated text and images in the form of zines. All zines submitted for entry will be displayed during the Libris Awards: Australian Artists' Book Prize exhibition and will be acquired for Mackay Regional Council's inaugural Zine Archive. The winning artist will receive a prize of $300. Entry in this category is free. Entries due no later than 5pm, Friday 12 March 2010.

To receive an entry form, send your contact details to: or visit website to download entry form:

Australian Artists' Book Forum
Speakers' Abstracts and Workshop proposals

Deadline: Unspecified

5th Australian Artists' Book Forum
Call for Speakers' Abstracts and Workshop proposals
Artspace Mackay
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 April 2010

The 5th Australian Artists' Books Forum will bring together artists, curators, writers, academics, students and collectors to discuss artists' books and book arts in Australia. The two-day forum builds on the success of previous conferences held at Artspace Mackay and again expects to attract speakers and delegates from across the country. Part of a larger, overall program for the gallery, the 5th Australian Artists' Book Forum will be complimented by workshops and masterclasses; the announcement of the 2010 Libris Awards: Australian Artists' Book Prize winners and exhibition of the finalists' works; an exhibition by 2008 Libris Award winner Deanna Hitti and displays drawn from the Mackay Regional Council's significant collection of artists' books.

Artspace Mackay is calling for abstracts from potential speakers for the 5th Australian Artists' Book Forum and workshop proposals from artists for associated events.

Speakers' abstracts and workshop proposals (for two-day workshops) should be submitted in writing, along with a current curriculum vitae, to:

Michael Wardell
Artspace Mackay
PO Box 41

or email to:

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Paperworks!_Art in City Hall

Deadline: August 14, 2009 at 4pm (RECEIVE) & (Hand Delivery)


Art in City Hall
Philadelphia, PA
October 1 - January 1, 2010

Exhibition Opportunity for professional artists living in the Philadelphia region.

PAPER WORKS! is a celebration of works that utilizes paper as a medium, including: art books, paper sculpture, papier-mache sculpture, assemblages, collages, constructions and installations; not just works on paper. The content/concepts behind the works are up to the artists.

Submit up to four digital images on CD, no larger than I MB each, 72dpi resolution. Identify each image with artist name, title, medium and dimensions on a separate piece of paper or on entry form. Make sure numbering matches digital submissions.

Artworks must fit in the exhibition display cases
(height 7' x length 8' x wideth 2').

Submit a brief artist statement (no more than half a page) and current resume.

Complete entry details available at:

Juror: Winifred A. Lutz

Winifred Lutz is a primary innovator in the field of hand papermaking as an art form. Her travel in Japan and Korea to observe papermaking methods and tools has given her a perspective on the craft that has allowed her to combine European and Asian techniques to create unusual hybrid processes. She has lectured nationally and internationally on her unique paper casting methods. Her works in paper have been exhibited in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Israel.

Art In City Hall
701 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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