Saturday, January 02, 2010

A Garden of Quilts – 2010

Deadline: February 26, 2010 (RECEIVE)

“A Garden of Quilts – 2010”

WheatonArts and Cultural Center
Millville, New Jersey
MARCH 20 & 21, 2010

Quilted Pieces may be entered either as "Display Only" or to be judged by a NQA accredited judge. Anyone may enter a quilt either to be judged or for display only. All sizes and techniques are welcome. The number of judged quilts will be limited to 175.

Children up to 16 years of age are encouraged to enter quilts in the Junior Division. This popular exhibit showcases the creativity and clever workmanship of a talented future generation of quilters.

RULES OF ENTRY: (truncated)
  1. Quilts previously exhibited at a Garden Patch Show are not eligible.
  2. Each person can only enter 1 (one) large quilt, and up to 2 (two) items per other categories. Not to exceed a total of 5 entries.
  3. Quilts must be completed, clean, undamaged, and odor free. Large quilts and large wall hangings must have a finished 4 (four) inch sleeve sewn to the top of the back of the quilt (No Pins).
  4. All items will be judged unless entered as display only. Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and honorable mention in each category if warranted. Categories with 18 (eighteen) or more entries will be divided into techniques and ribbons will be awarded for each technique within the category. Special awards include Best of Show, Judge=s Choice and Viewer=s Choice.
  5. No tied quilts (with the exception o f crazy quilts) or cheater cloth quilts will be accepted.
  6. Registration fee is $8.00 per item entered in the show. There is no fee for junior division

Why do we have our quilt show judged?
• It allows recognition for quality work
• It sets standards and goals for all to strive for
• It provides quilters with an evaluation of their work

Quilts, quilted items and garments are judged on visual impact, color, design, quilting, workmanship and finishing of the piece.

This year’s show entries are being judged by Judith Gunter, NQA certified judge, teacher, lecturer and award wining quilter. She has taught and lectured regionally at the Williamsburg Quilt Festival, the World Quilt and Textile Festival, the Quilter’s Hall of Fame, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, and Quilt Odyssey.

Website contains complete details:

Rules of Entry
Registration Form

Call 856-692-2972 if you have questions about registering a quilt.

Haliburton Art & Craft Festival

Deadline: February 26, 2010 (POSTMARK) & (Hand Delivery)

Haliburton Art & Craft Festival
Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre

Head Lake Park
Haliburton Village, Ontario
July 23 to 25, 2010

The 46th Annual Haliburton Art & Craft Show is an outdoor show held in Head Lake Park in Haliburton Village. This juried show welcomes applications from a wide range of artists and artisans and is sponsored by the Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre, a non-profit public gallery located in Haliburton’s heritage railway station. The Haliburton Art & Craft Festival is run by Volunteers in support of the Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre. It is attended by more than eight thousand visitors from across Ontario. Further information is available by calling 705-457-2330 or at

• Applicants must be the designer, creator and producer of the art/craft sold at the show. The work must be original, well conceived, expertly executed without technical faults and show an identity of design.

• NO manufactured items are allowed in the show. Our foremost interest is that the items are made by hand using a hand controlled process. Ready-made components are acceptable only if their importance is secondary to the skill and design contributed by the artist or artisan and, where their use is clearly appropriate to the nature and design of the work.

• Articles made from moulds are acceptable only where the mold is the design and product of the artist or crafts-person or where the mould is subordinate to the maker’s creativity.

• Any article in any media using a commercial kit is automatically disqualified.

• Traditional items have a greater emphasis on craftsmanship rather that innovation and exploration of materials. Both approaches are equally valid and all pieces will be judged on the overall success of the design.

• Original paintings and drawings are strongly encouraged. Reproductions i.e. giclee prints must be done to professional standards and must be clearly identified as such.

• An entry will be disqualified if the work includes: kits; work made from kits; factory, commercial or mass produced work.
• No food items are allowed.

The Jury reserves the right to decide on the appropriateness of all work to be included in the show.

Artists may apply in one of the following categories:
Wood, Clay, Painting/drawing/printmaking, Jewelry using precious metals, Jewelry using other materials, Fibre art/fashion/accessories, Metal, Stained glass/hot glass, Sculpture, Photography, Other

Booths are available in 1 size only:
10’ wide x 10’ deep $ 288.75 (275 + 12.50GST)
Additional spot(s) may be purchased. A 50% discount will apply to additional spots.

Visit website for full details:

Applications can be completed online, printed, signed and mailed. NOTE: Digital images must be submitted on CD with your mailed application.

Guidelines: Word print version OR PDF print version
Application Form: form-fillable Word OR PDF print version

Please contact Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre 705-457-2330 or email:

Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre
23 York Street
Haliburton, ON
K0M 1S0

Nature by Design: New Directions in Fiber & Jewelry Biennial Exhibition

Deadline: February 19, 2010 by 5:00 p.m. (RECEIVE) & (Hand Delivery)

Nature by Design:
New Directions in Fiber & Jewelry Biennial Exhibition

Larson Gallery
akima Valley Community College
Yakima, Washington
April 9 - May 5, 2010

Larson Gallery is accepting entries for Nature By Design: New Directions in Fiber and Jewelry, a new biennial national juried exhibition. The New Directions in Fiber and Jewelry series is a “redefinition” of Art to Wear, the fiber and jewelry biennial that has been hosted by Larson Gallery for nine years. New Directions in Fiber and Jewelry offers a broader platform for fiber and jewelry artists beyond garment or wearable art. This year’s theme is Nature by Design. Submissions may include wearable objects in fiber and jewelry media as well as sculpture, wall hangings and other mixed media work.

This year’s jurors are Lou Cabeen, Associate Professor - Fibers at the University of Washington and Sharon Campbell, co-founder of Art Jewelry Forum.

Approximately $3,000 in prize money will be awarded.

Eligibility: Open to all artists residing the United States. Only original artwork executed by artist within the last two years and not previously shown in a juried Larson Gallery show will be considered. All artwork must be executed and designed by exhibiting artist. The Gallery makes the final decision regarding eligibility.

Eligible media: jewelry and fiber designs

Applicants should send CDs with images of actual work to be considered.

Entry fees are $14 per submission with a maximum of 4 submissions per artist. Details are allowed.

For information visit or call (509) 574-4875

Download prospectus: [pdf]

Larson Gallery
Yakima Valley Community College
1107 S. 16th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902

Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex

Deadline: February 19, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex

Creative Arts Workshop
New Haven, Connecticut
MAY 14 – JUNE 25, 2010

In the history of the book, the codex gradually replaced the scroll and the accordion book. Pages connected to the spine, in the codex form, facilitate immediate and random access to the contents. Compact and portable, this complex device can hardly be improved upon for handling and storage. It still remains the preferred format.

However, as with all mono cultures, a price has been paid with a loss of diversity and surprise. These are precisely the possibilities that we would like to explore in this exhibition. Book forms outside of the codex realm are the focal point of this show. With an emphasis on innovative alternatives, the expansiveness and structural integrity of these books will challenge the codex.

This national exhibition will be juried by Hedi Kyle, internationally recognized book artist and conservator, and will run May 7 – June 18, 2010. Two winners will be awarded a joint exhibition/installation in 2011. Open to all non-codex book structures, including scrolls, accordions and alternatives.

Open to all media. Work must be exhibition-ready and able to pass through a doorway measuring 80 by 40 inches. No piece may exceed a weight of 75 pounds. If framed, please indicate glass or plexiglass on back. Exceptions to any of these requirements must be justified in writing at the time of entry.

Artists may submit up to three entries. Each entry must have been completed within the past 2 years. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and fee. Each entry must be represented by up to two digital images on CD.

Non-refundable fee: $25 must accompany each signed entry form


Download the prospectus: [pdf]

Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
p) 203.562.4927
f) 203.562.2329

Craft Alliance Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: February 5, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Craft Alliance
Artist-in-Residence Program

St. Louis, Missouri
Residencies begin June 2010

Craft Alliance is a non-profit arts center in St. Louis, Missouri, providing inspiration and education in contemporary craft to the entire regional community. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2010 Artist-in-Residence program at Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center, in mid-town St. Louis. This program encourages emerging and mid-career artists by providing them a work space free-of-charge, access to a built-in audience and an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work.

The residencies give the public and students in Craft Alliance’s outreach and education programs the opportunity to learn about the techniques and processes involved in creating art with craft materials.

Residencies in clay, metals and fibers are available for 3, 9 and 12 months, beginning in June 2010. Each artist will receive a 180 square foot rent-free space equipped with internet access. Each studio opens onto a common area, and the artists will have access to state-of-the-art metals, clay, fiber and graphics studios and nearby water/sink facilities.

Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work, space availability and desire to interact with the public and arts community. Residency artists are required to be in their own studios a minimum of 20 hours during public hours of Wednesday – Sunday. The lower level Education Center is open to visitors during those times and the public is invited to interact with artists and purchase their work through Craft Alliance.

To Apply:
Please submit the following:
• Completed application form.
• 10 images of recent work (completed within the last two years) in one of the three available areas: small
metals, ceramics or fiber.

Application fee of $25 (non-refundable)

Visit website for more details:

Download an application: [pdf]

For more information, please contact 314.534.7528 x301 or email

Craft Alliance
501 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust

Three Deadlines: by 5:00 pm (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

1 February 2010
For project/travel after 14 May 2010

1 June 2010
For project/travel after 10 September 2010

13 September 2010
For project/travel after 17 December 2010

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust

funded by The Ian Potter Foundation
Melbourne VIC
Funding Opportunity

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust:

Makes grants to individuals to the maximum sum of $7,000
Only makes grants for projects in cultural and arts fields
Is funded on an ongoing basis by The Ian Potter Foundation.

Applicants should be in the early stages of their careers and must demonstrate initiative, exceptional talent and passion for their work.

Grants are made to practising artists for professional development and are only available to Australian citizens or those permanently residing in Australia.

Requests must be for

Postgraduate study that will take place overseas
Mentoring or private lessons overseas
Overseas residencies or study tours with an educational focus or;
Non standard musical instruments or equipment.
If seeking support for the making of a film, applicants must be final year or post-graduate film students.

Financial contributions

Applicants must make a reasonable personal financial contribution to the project. The Trust considers support to individuals to the maximum sum of $7,000.

The Trust does not currently have an application form. Instead, applicants are asked to complete the requirements detailed in the Submitting an Application section of the website. Note: the Application Coversheet must be completed and included for your application to be considered.

Applications are accepted throughout the year but are only considered at the three meetings of the Board of Trustees.

In order for requests to be considered, they must be received by 5pm on the specified closing date. Late applications may be held over for consideration at the next meeting.

The applicant’s intended project commencement or travel date should be after the dates specified in the Closing Dates section below. This is due to the timing of the Trustee’s meeting, as the Trust does not fund retrospectively.

Visit the website for complete details:

Claire Rimmer
Program Manager
The Ian Potter Cultural Trust
Level 3, 111 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000

US/Japan Creative Artists Residency

Deadline: February 1, 2010 (RECEIVE)

US/Japan Creative Artists Residency

2011 program

Each year leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States spend five months in Japan as part of the United States/Japan Creative Artists Program. They go as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan. The outlook they bring home provides an unparalleled opportunity to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan.

Cultural understanding is at the heart of this program. It provides funds for up to five artists to complete the residency in Japan. Artists are free to interact with Japanese artists anywhere in the country and to pursue activities of greatest relevance to their creative process. While many artists chose to remain in Tokyo, others have undertaken their residencies in Kyoto or other cities, and still others have worked in rural settings or have visited a number of sites relevant to their work.

While artists will be predominantly on their own upon their arrival in Tokyo, International House of Japan provides in-depth orientation materials, expert advice and professional contacts, as well as logistical support during the residency period.

The Japan-US Friendship Commission works cooperatively with the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor this program.

Grant Award

Each artist will receive:

•A monthly stipend of 400,000 yen for living expenses, 100,000 yen a month as a housing supplement, and up to 100,000 yen a month for professional support services.

•A total of up to $6,000 for round-trip transportation for the artist, domestic partner and / or unmarried children (up to age 18) and a baggage/storage allowance, and any pre-departure Japanese language study in the United States.

Review Criteria and Selection Process

The US/Japan Creative Artists Program is extremely competitive; only five artists are selected to go to Japan. Applicants should anticipate a highly rigorous review of their artistry and should have compelling reasons for wanting to work in Japan. Their work must exemplify the best in US arts. Proficiency in the Japanese language is not required.

Preference will be given to those applicants for whom this will be a first-time opportunity for in-depth creative work in Japan. Applicants must be able to begin their five-month residency within the period between January 1 and December 31 of the year following the application deadline.


Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Candidates must be professional creative artists (contemporary or traditional) working as: architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, librettists, visual artists and solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers, and performance artists). Artists who create original work in a multidisciplinary form are also eligible.

Application Deadlines and How to Apply

Deadline: February 1, 2010 for the 2011 program. Residencies may begin any time between January 1 and December 31 of 2011.

Notification: By June 30, 2010

Visit website for full program details:

Japan-US Friendship Commission
1201 15th St. NW, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 653-9800
Fax: (202) 653-9802

Fit to be Bound

Deadline: February 1, 2010 by 5:00 p.m. (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Fit to be Bound

Everson Museum of Art
Syracuse, NY
April 17, 2010 - July 11, 2010

In 2010, the Everson Museum of Art introduces The Edge of Art: New York State Artist Series as an alternative to the traditional Biennial Exhibition. Fit to be Bound, the second exhibition in a series of four will showcase a broad range of artist books created by artists currently living in New York State–the first survey of its kind at the Everson. The exhibition will be an exploration of the various means by which contemporary artists have expanded the notion of the book form, from the traditional to the sculptural, from paper to mixed-media, small-scale and oversized. New York artists working in all media areencouraged to submit new work for the exhibition which will include between 20-30 works of art.

All media are acceptable. Artists making sculptural books are strongly encouraged to submit. All entries must have been executed within the past two years. Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2010.

EACH ENTRANT MAY SUBMIT UP TO TWO WORKS, with a total of not more than five images. Digital images must be on CD in jpeg format.

Non-refundable handling fee of $30 or $20 for Everson members. Your $30 may be applied to an Everson membership at the participating level ($50).

The jurors for Fit to be Bound are Everson Senior Curator, Debora Ryan, Peter Verheyen, book artist and conservator at Syracuse University Special Collections, and Hannah Frieser, Director of Light Work, Syracuse, NY.

Further information can be obtained from the Everson Museum of Art, (315) 474 6064 OR Website:

Download the prospectus:

2010 Fit to be Bound
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Academy of Fine Arts National Juried Art Exhibition

Deadline: February 1, 2010 (POSTMARK)

National Juried Art Exhibition

Academy of Fine Arts
Lynchburg, VA
April 2-30, 2010

Open to U.S. residents, 18 years or older, working in the following disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, wood, metal and mixed media. No photography accepted. All work submitted must be original (no reproductions), not done under supervision, not made from kits or patterns. All work must be suitably prepared for installation. The curator reserves the right to deny entry if any work is deemed not suitable for display or too difficult to install. Entries must
have been completed after January 1, 2008, and not previously exhibited in a Lynchburg juried art show.

Entry Fee
Entry fees are used to offset necessary expenses involved in making the show possible. A non-refundable fee of $30 entitles each artist to submit up to three entries (AFA Artists Members: $25).Make check payable to the Academy of Fine Arts.

Entry Procedures
The competition will be juried from 35 mm slides in standard mounts as well as from digital images on CD. One image per work is permitted. Three-dimensional work should be representd by two images from different angles.

Kathleen A. Edwards is Chief Curator at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Edwards has curated over 30 exhibitions for the UIMA.

Cash Awards
Cash awards totaling over $3,000 will be given at the discretion of the juror. Best In Show Award is $1,000.

Additional information and copies of this prospectus may be obtained by contacting Ted Batt (phone: 434-528-3256; email:, or on the website:

Academy of Fine Arts
600 Main St.
Lynchburg, VA. 24504

University Gallery: ExhibitIon Proposals

Deadline: January 31, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Exhibit Proposals
University Gallery

UMass Lowell
Lowell, MA
Fall 2010/Spring 2011

The University Gallery is the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s professional art gallery. Coordinated by the Art Department and sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Fine Arts, the University Gallery exhibits the work of regionally and nationally recognized professional artists. The mission of the University Gallery is to present contemporary artists and artworks of diverse attitude and approach.

There are six exhibitions scheduled annually. Admission is free and opening receptions usually include a lecture by the exhibiting artist.

University Gallery at UMass Lowell is seeking exhibit proposals in all media for Fall 2010/Spring 2011 exhibitions.
Guidelines: Send 20 sample images as low-resolution* jpegs on cd. Five images are selected at random for a PowerPoint presentation.

Michele A. Gagnon, Gallery Coordinator at: (978) 934-3491 or

Guidelines for Submission (PDF)
University Gallery Floor Plan (PDF)


The University Gallery is located in the McGauvran Student Center at 71 Wilder Street, Lowell, MA.

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America: Flamingo Fandango RFP

Three Deadlines:
International: January 15, 2010 (POSTMARK)
USA: February 1, 2010 (POSTMARK)

(EMAIL) Deadline: February 8, 2010

Request For Proposals (RFP)/2011 Seminar
The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc.

The Naples Grand
Naples, Florida
September 11 -16, 2011

Theme: “Flamingo Fandango”

The Sun Region is pleased to host the 2011 Seminar for The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. in Naples, Florida. It will be held September 11 -16, 2011 at The Naples Grand. Our theme is “Flamingo Fandango.”

This letter as your invitation to submit proposals for 1-, 2-, and 4-day classes. In addition to the regular classes offered during seminar week (September 12 -16), we plan to offer 1- and 2-day classes on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday September 11, 2011. The seminar committee would like to offer classes in various techniques and proficiency levels.

Please utilize your knowledge and design skills to arrive at compositions which would inspire and challenge our participants.

We are interested in classes that feature one or more of the following:

incorporate color and/or design with a theme or specific technique
allow students some choices for designs, color, stitches and/or materials
have history orientation
feature clothing embellishment
involve projects such as jewelry and three-dimensional items
produce a notebook
allow students the freedom to experiment
Encore (winners from the past) Classes

Our information for preparation and submission of a proposal is located online through the EGA website If you are unable to receive information by e-mail, please send your request to the address below. Proposals should be postmarked by February 1, 2010 (foreign by January 15, 2010). E-mail proposals will also be accepted until February 8, 2010.

The committee is very excited about the work ahead and is looking forward to a wonderful seminar. We need you and your talents to help make it all happen and are looking forward to your submissions.


Request for Proposals [doc]
Proposal Guidelines [doc]
Proposal Summary Sheet [doc]
Proposal Item Description Sheet [doc]



Donna Christie
2011 Seminar Chair

Barbara Harrison
2011 Dean of Faculty
805 Blvd of Champions
Shalimar, FL 32579-2154
(phone) 850-651-2598