Monday, April 26, 2010

Alula Editions

Deadlines: April 28, 2010 (RECEIVE) & (ONGOING)

Alula Editions
Collaborative Textiles

Alula Editions is accepting proposals for our first round of editions. We work in collaboration with artists to produce repeat patterns for textiles. Each year subscribers to the edition will receive four objects (functional or scuptural) made from this hand silkscreened fabric. The objects will be made to compliment the themes and ideas present in the textiles.

How We Work
Alula Editions is currently accepting proposals for our first round of collaborations. We work with artists to create hand silkscreened textiles which we make into an edition of objects. The objects will be designed to compliment the themes and ideas present in the textiles and may be functional or sculptural.

We are interested in working with artists from all disciplines. Knowledge of repeat pattern design and previous textile experience are not necessary. We can work with any artist who feels that the aesthetic of silkscreen printing will compliment their practice.

Each artist is offered a $500 stipend for their work on the creation of the repeat pattern design. Helena and Amber take care of all production costs and labor. Artists also keep 3 of the editioned objects for themselves.

A Bit More About Alula Editions
Alula Editions seeks to provide artists an alternative mode of distribution outside of galleries and museums. The subscription model allows us to support artistic production while simultaneously building fun and mystery into the act of owning art. Repeat pattern as a form has a rich history, from French Toile to Japanese Sashiko, and offers an opportunity to combine ordinary material goods with imagery that defies expectations or moves beyond purely aesthetic considerations. We will be building a library on our website of links to projects we feel exemplify our interest in artists' use of textiles in contemporary art.

To submit your proposal please email the following to
•A short (1-3 paragraphs, 1 page max) written description of your idea
•5-10 images of past work that will help us understand the context for your idea or give us a general sense of your practice
•1-5 additional images (sketches, digital mock-ups, reference imagery) that you think will clarify your idea
**Images should be in jpg format, no larger than 1 MB each, size of entire email message should not exceed 8 MB.

We accept proposals on an ongoing basis, however, the deadline for inclusion in round one (Summer 2010 - Spring 2011) is April 28th, 2010.

For more information about Alula Editions, please visit website -

Contacts: Helena Keeffe & Amber Cady

Embroidery Conference 2010

Deadline: 6 May 2010 (RECEIVE)

Embroidery Conference 2010

Association of New Zealand Embroiderers’ Guild
Hamilton, New Zealand
9th to 16th July, 2010

The Association of New Zealand Embroiderers’ Guild Conference 2010 is to be hosted by The Waikato Embroiderers Guild.

It will be held at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, River Road, Hamilton from 9th to 16th July, 2010. It will include exhibitions, displays, merchants mall, guest speakers, awards dinner and approximately 40 workshops.

Theme for conference 2010: "The Power of the Stitch"

The inspiration was taken from the powerful Waikato river that flows through the centre of Hamilton. The exhibition titles are all based on this theme.

Open - The Might of the Stitch
Members' - The Courage of the Stitch
Miniatures - The Magic of the Stitch
Young Persons - The Exploration of the Stitch

OPEN EXHIBITION: ‘The Might of the Stitch’ {Selected}
Open to all embroiderers and craftspersons. Work must be original in concept and design. Multi-media entries with a good percentage of stitch content, by hand or machine, would be considered. Presentation of work must be an integral part of total work. Entries must not have been exhibited previously at any exhibition. Work must have been created within the last two years. All work in this open exhibition must be for sale – a gallery commission will apply.

YOUNG PERSONS: ‘The Exploration of the Stitch’ {Non-Selected}
Any young person under 18 years of age at 30 June 2010 may submit work for this exhibition. Entries to be no larger than 60cm square and must be able to be hung. The definition of embroidery for this exhibition is hand or machine stitching with fabric and thread.

Conditions of Entry
  • All entries must be the entrant’s own work and completed within two years prior to June 2010.
  • Entries must not have been previously exhibited at any exhibition.
  • All entries will be subject to selection except those for the Young Persons’ exhibition. The Selectors’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the selection of entries.
  • All entries must have a major stitched content, whether by hand or machine. Except Open Exhibition – see specific conditions.
  • All entries intending to be hung must have secure means of hanging.
  • Insurance of entries in transit and during the exhibition is the sole responsibility of the exhibitor. All reasonable care will be taken.
  • Work may be for sale – a gallery commission will apply. Note: all Open Exhibition entries must be for sale.

  1. Send Section A of your entry form and entry fee to arrive no later than Thurs 6 May 2010. No entry forms will be accepted after the closing date.
  2. Up to three works per person per exhibition may be entered, each with a separate entry form - please photocopy as required.
  3. One stamped self-addressed envelope per entrant, plus completed Acceptance Advice Form must accompany submissions for all exhibitions.

The entry fee is $20 for each work submitted, except for the Young Persons’ Exhibition where the entry fee is $5 for each work submitted.

Grand Prize Across All Selected Exhibitions: $3000 Sponsored by BERNINA New Zealand Ltd


Exhibition Entry Form
Exhibition Category Definitions
Exhibition General Conditions

Visit Conference website: for complete details.


Janet Bell
Conference Convenor,
Conference 2010,
P O Box 875,
Hamilton 3240
Phone: 07 825 2142

Blurred Boundaries Mixed Media Art Exhibition

Deadline: July 12, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Blurred Boundaries Mixed Media Art Exhibition
Fabrications Retreat
Radisson Hotel
Kalamazoo, Michigan
August 30-September 3, 2010

Blurred Boundaries Mixed Media Art Exhibition is a juried exhibit that seeks to exhibit artwork that combines various techniques from different mediums. The 2010 show will focus on surface design.

Surface design is defined as the decoration of a surface through various coloring and pattern making techniques. These include but are not limited to screen printing, mono printing, dyeing, stitching, woodcut prints, linocuts, stamping, image transfer, and lithography. (Techniques do NOT have to be one of the listed above, they are simply given as examples to help clarify the focus of the exhibit.)

Blurred Boundaries seeks work that uses surface design as a focal point to the work. The exhibit is open to the U.S. and international participants.

The juror for the 2010 exhibit is Jeanne Williamson. Jeanne combines various surface design techniques in her work.

The exhibit will be displayed during the Fabrications Retreat in Kalamazoo, Michigan from August 30 - September 3, 2010. The Fabrications Retreat is a week long retreat focusing on various fiber art classes. The full listing available on website.

Entry Guidelines
  • Fiber and paper artwork is accepted as long as it focuses on surface design and can be easily hung. This includes but is not limited to: art quilts, art cloth, printmaking, etc.
  • Work that is mounted on canvas or framed must be done so professionally. (This does not mean that a professional service must have done it; it simply means that the look should appear polished and clean with no visible pins, nails, etc. showing.)
  • Art cloth is also acceptable but the artist must provide a way for it to be hung.
  • Three dimensional work will not be accepted/
  • Your work must be ready to hang. Work should include a hanging rod with holes in each end OR eye screws in the ends OR wire across the back of the work if it is framed or on canvas.
  • You may submit up to three works. Work must have been completed in the past two years and may not have been shown in previous Blurred Boundaries exhibits. If work arrives tattered and/or significantly different from the submission photo, it will not be hung.
  • Work must be original. No pattern or kit work will be accepted. Collaborative work will be accepted.

Size Restrictions
Max/Min ranges for all artwork (except art cloth):
Max size allowed in any direction: 48"
Min size allowed in any direction: 20"

Max/Min ranges for art cloth only:
Max width: 48" Min width: 18"
Max length: 72" Min length: 60"

First place: $100
Second place: $75
Third place: $50

Winners will be selected by the juror from digital images.

Work for Sale
Work may be for sale. There is a 25% commission fee.

You may submit up to three works for $25 entry fee. Fee may be paid by check or by paypal.

Prospectus [pdf]
Entry Form [pdf]
Entry Form [doc]

Visit website for additional details:

Blue Ridge Fiber Show

Deadline: August 13, 2010 (RECEIVE)

2010 Blue Ridge Fiber Show: inspirations from nature
... an international, biennial celebration of fiberarts
Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild
North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, NC
October 2, 2010 - November 28, 2010

Mission Statement
The purpose of the Blue Ridge Fiber Show is to encourage and support handloom weavers, spinners and felters at all levels and to increase public awareness of their work.

Amateur, Professional and Junior Divisions are in the following Main Categories:

Hand Weaving Category - includes traditional floor looms, frame looms, biaxial interlacing plus triaxial, card, inkle, loom types operated with a harness system, as opposed to hooks.

1. Accessories (wearable) - scarves, shawls, purses, jewelry, liturgical, etc.
2. Decorative Functional (home decor) - linens, rugs, pillows, afghans, etc; excludes off-loom basketry.
3. Decorative Non-Functional - wall hangings, tapestries, 3-D work, etc; excludes off-loom basketry.
4. Constructed Clothing – cut and sewn garments made from at least 75% handwoven cloth.
5. Yardage - Minimum 18 inches (45.7 cm) width, 3 yards (2.7 m) length; maximum 60 inches (1.5 m) width, 10 yards (9.1 m) length, 40 pounds (18.1 Kg) weight. Entry must include an 8" x 8" (20.3 cm square) handling piece.

Spinning Category - Plant, animal or synthetic fibers twisted together to form yarn. Characteristics of spun yarn vary based on the material used, fiber length and alignment, quantity of fiber used, and degree of twist.

1. Spinner’s Challenge - Entry must be 3 hand spun skeins from the same fiber, at least 50 yards each in 3 weights for a total of 150 yards: fine/fingering weight (16+ wpi); medium/worsted weight (12 to 14 wpi); and bulky weight (10 or fewer wpi).
2. Hand Spun Novelty Yarn - Entry must be a skein of at least 50 yards of hand spun novelty yarn. Identify intended use.
3. Hand Spun Yarn For A Project - Entry must be a skein of at least 50 yards of hand spun yarn accompanied by an 8” x 8” swatch that is handwoven, knitted or crocheted showing how this yarn can be used in a completed project.
4. Hand Spun Yarn Into a Handwoven Project - Entry must be a completed project using 100% hand spun yarns.

Felting Category - Technique that produces a non-woven sheet of matted material which is most frequently made from wool, hair or fur created by the entanglement of a mass of fibers that takes place when heat, moisture and pressure are combined. Includes needle felting. “Fulling” is excluded.

1. Decorative - Figures, animals, sculptural, wall hangings, etc.
2. Accessories (wearables) - Scarves, shawls, purses, jewelry, liturgical, etc.
3. Garments - Fully executed garment, can include techniques such as nuno, traditional wet felting, needle felting, and/or in combination with other fabric.

Entrants may submit up to two entries per Main Category (weaving, spinning, felting). One form may be used for up to two entries. Each pair of entries requires a separate form and separate non-refundable fee of $30 (Amateurs and Professionals) or $10 ( Juniors). Fee may be check or money order in US funds.

Downloads: [pdf format]

spinning category entry form:
Weaving category entry form:
Felting category entry form:

For further information visit website:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

European Patchwork Meeting: 16th International Competition

Deadline: July 10, 2010 (RECEIVE)

European Patchwork Meeting
16th International Competition
Berceau du mouvement Amish
Ste Marie-aux-Mines
Alsace France
September, 16th - 19th 2010

Competition theme "When materials collide"

For its 16th edition, the contest of the European Patchwork Meeting inclines you to overcome the restraints of fibre and to integrate non-textile materials into your piece. You will have to build a composition including fabrics and at least one non-textile material. The quilt has to be easy to ship in a box since the selected pieces will have to travel in 2010-2011. This theme is not supposed to be restrictive but to encourage creativity.

• An international jury, designated by the organizers, will make its selection after carefully studying the files of the contesters. The jury’s decisions are final. The jury reserves the right to refuse any work that does not match the visuals submitted previously.
• The jury’s selection criteria are as follows: composition, technical expertise, relevance to the theme, originality.

"Best of" awarded by the European Patchwork Meeting: 3,000 € And many other prizes for a total of more than 7,000 €
[IMPORTANT] The First Prize of the Jury will remain the property of the organizers and will enrich the collection of the European Patchwork Meeting.

• All techniques are accepted, as long as they match the fundamental structural characteristics of a patchwork or are related to art quilt.
• Compulsory dimension: 80 x 130 cm with a tolerance of +/- 5%.
• The piece can be 80 cm long or 80 cm wide, 130 cm long or 130 cm wide.
• Quilts must have been completed in 2009/2010. They must have never been exhibited outside your residential area nor published in a catalogue, book or magazine.
• You may apply for one or two works. (A separate registration form for each application)
• The pieces will be insured as soon as they arrive and until they are reshipped.
• Participants will pay for the shipment of their work both ways.

Copyright permission:
• The photos will remain the property of the organizer, even if your work has not been selected.
• A full colour catalogue will be published for the 16th European Patchwork Meeting.
• Entry into the competition automatically grants copyright permission for the image of the quilt to be used for publications and in advertising and / or publicity for the exhibition, including use on appropriate web pages. The quilt artist retains copyright to the quilt.

Selling your quilt:
You may choose to sell your quilt. The selling price indicated on the registration form should include 20% commission for the European Patchwork Meeting.

Download the Patchwork Europe Entry Form

Website with full details (languages FR • UK • DE)

Carrefour Européen du Patchwork
Initiatives Evénements
5, rue Kroeber Imlin • F – 68160 STE MARIE AUX MINES
Tél. +33 (0)3 89 58 33 10 • Fax : + 33 (0)3 89 58 67 92
E-mail :

Impact 7

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
30 July 2010 {Call for Papers}
1 October 2010 {Call for Proposals}

Impact 7
International multi-disciplinary printmaking conference

Monash University
Caulfield (Melbourne - Victoria) Australia
27 - 30 September 2011

Call for:
1. Conference papers
Submission of a 500 word abstract, together with your name, position and institutional affiliation. All papers will be double-blind refereed. Papers selected for the conference will be published in due course.

Abstract deadline: Friday 30 July 2010
Notification of acceptance: September 2010
Paper deadline: Friday 31 December 2010

2. Proposals
Exhibitions, poster presentations, workshops and demonstrations, masterclasses (for regional Victoria) trade fair
Proposal deadline: Friday 1 October 2010
Notification of acceptance: January 2011

Please email to IMPACT 7 Project Manager

And/or post to:
IMPACT 7 Conference
Department of Fine Arts
Faculty of Art and Design
Moansh University
Caulfield Campus
PO Box 197
Caulfield East VIC 3145

Presented by Monash University in association with the Print Council of Australia

VIA: BOOK_ARTS-Listserve

Saturday, April 17, 2010

An Exploration in Color & Design

Deadline: June 30, 2010 (ONLINE)

An Exploration in Color & Design
LH Horton Jr Gallery

San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, California
October 7 – November 4, 2010

The LH Horton Jr Gallery is a non-profit art gallery located on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. The Gallery provides excellent exhibition opportunities, with over 2000 square feet of exhibition space, an extended 22 ft. ceiling with mounts, and over 1200 visitors to each exhibition.

Eligibility: Exhibitions are open to all artists residing in the United States.

Artwork Eligibility: Artists/designers working in any 2D and 3D media that demonstrates a strong emphasis in formal design concepts, such as the elements of shape, form, line, value, texture, and color, and/or the principles of repetition, rhythm, balance, proportion, and variety. While digital designs will be considered, works using non-digital mediums is desired. Wall pieces, 2D and 3D, may not exceed 42” width and 72” in height. 3D floor pieces may not exceed 4ft in any direction. Assembled works may not exceed 50lbs in weight.

Artwork entered for submission must have been executed after December 2008. The Gallery reserves the right to reject works from exhibitions that are deemed extraordinarily fragile, unstable, or potentially harmful to the work or the viewer. Works accepted by the juror may also be rejected due to their content, or inability to be properly installed or returned for shipping.

Juror: Carrie Pilto, Assistant Curator, Painting & Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Awards: Best of Show: $600, 2nd Place: $400, 3rd Place: $300. Purchase Awards may be announced, and non-cash Merit Awards will be selected by the juror.

Entry Fee: $30 for 3 work entries thereafter. Additional images of work and/or detail images may be purchased for $3 per image, limited to 3 additional work entries, for a total of 6 work entries.

On-Line Entry Process: All Calls for Entry submissions are processed on-line. All artwork images are viewed anonymously by the juror announced for each exhibition. Until the final artist selection is made, accepted artists’ names and contact information is held confidential by the Gallery Director administering the calls.

Sale of Artwork: All accepted works must be for sale during the show. The Gallery is responsible for all sales, and will retain a 20% commission from the sale of artwork.

Color by Design Prospectus [pdf]

Visit website for complete details including gallery floor plan:

Please email for additional information.

The Art of the Sweater

Deadline: July 15, 2010 (RECEIVE)

The Art of the Sweater

Wildethyme Art
Monte Vista, CO
September 1-29 , 2010

The Art of the Sweater is an exhibit of sweaters, both literal and metaphorical. Artists are encouraged to enter both actual knitted, crocheted and woven sweaters as well as the conceptual “sweater” from any media. Entries need not be functional and/or wearable, but must not exceed 8’ tall or 6’ wide. All media are welcome. All entries must be for sale.

Fees: $20.00/ up to 3 entries; $5.00 per entry thereafter. non refundable.

There will be a 40% commission on all works sold. 5% of said commission will be donated to Monte Arts Council.

Jury Process: The Jury will consist of Wildethyme Art owner Laura Murphy M.A., and Myra Wood, author of “Crazy Lace” and “Creative Crochet Lace”. The jury’s final decisions will be based on the number and type, variety of applicants; application presentation, space availability, etc.

There will be one prize awarded for Juror’s Choice. The winning artist will receive a page on the WA website for one year highlighting their work and 150.00.

Download complete prospectus and entry form: Art_of_sweater.pdf

Visit website for additional details:

Wildethyme Art
Monte Vista, CO

Fiber & Book Art (West Coast)

Deadline: July 17, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Fiber & Book Art (West Coast)
Escondido Municipal Gallery
Escondido, CA
September 1 — October 1, 2010

The Escondido Arts Partnership will present their first juried Fiber & Book Art exhibition. Fiber & Book Artists working in Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington are encouraged to submit work to the show. Fiber work can include paper, felt, fabric, yarn, cloth, plant or other organic materials. 75% of the piece should be fiber.

You may enter Fiber & Book Art if: You are submitting your original handmade fiber work.

The entry fee is $25.00 ($20.00 for EAP members) for one or two pieces and is non-refundable. Up to two (2) pieces may be accepted into the exhibition.

Cash awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Sales of exhibited works are strongly encouraged. There will be a 40% commission on any works sold out of the exhibition.

JUROR: JOHN MARSHALL John is an internationally known textile artist working with techniques of paste resist dyeing. He produces a wide range of sophisticated and colorful designs, many of which show the influence of his years of study in the Orient. John aims to interpret the sensibilities and aesthetics of the ancient and ethnic world through the Japanese
paste resist process, using the actual plants and insects employed in making the original dyes.

Download: Fiber Arts prospectus 2010 [pdf]

Visit website for additional information:

Escondido Municipal Gallery
262 E. Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-480-4101
Fax: 760-480-4121

Your Daily Fiber

Deadline: August 1, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Your Daily Fiber - Conspicuous Consumption, Community & Ceremony
2010 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival
Museum & Arts Center
Sequim, WA
October 1 – October 30, 2010

Your Daily Fiber - Conspicuous Consumption, Community & Ceremony is a juried fiber arts exhibition that highlights the robust and indulging every day ritualistic interaction we have with fiber. An individual can define their worth by textiles and fiber arts creations with a display of abundance and habitual acquisition. Collaborative fiber arts projects fuse charity and a sense of belonging that are successful products of working together among community of artists. And, the use of fiber in cultural traditions creates significant bonds of past memories and future hopes. The exhibition is open to all fiber arts media.

• Open to all artists living in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia, or Alberta.
• All formats of fiber art will be considered, including wall-hung, free-standing, or pedestal mounted. Entries must be original and must not be copied, derivatives, or based on other copyrighted or published work.
• Please include the dimensions and weight of your work with each entry.
• Maximum of three entries per artist.

Artist entry fee of $10.00

The exhibition is a component of the 2010 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival at the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim - Dungeness Valley, 175 West Cedar St. Sequim WA 98382 360.861.2257

Download: Prospectus_your_daily_fiber [pdf]

Visit website for additional details:

Contact, Exhibition Chair/NOFAF Coordinator


Deadline: AUGUST 31, 2010 (RECEIVE)


An International Juried Competition for Artists
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
Brooklyn, NY
October 23 thru November 28, 2010

OPEN Call for Artists! "ART & BOOK" An International Juried Competition for Artists.


Work accepted in the following subject categories:

1) ARTISTS BOOKS: An "artists book" is a work of art, visual or conceptual in nature that refers to books or the idea of the book. It is not illustrations done for books. They are "objects (or sculpture) which have been inspired by, or heavily influenced by "the fetish-object known as book" (to quote Stan Bevington). They are "artists books" even though they don't conform in all respects to some ten-point checklist of what makes a traditional book." Richard Miller

To paraphrase an essay by Johnanna Drucker, an artist"s book is a work of art conceived and executed as a book and does not exist in any other form or format. It might use images, texts and any and all means of production " photography, painting, drawing, collage, metalwork, stitching, beading, both handwork and machine driven.


Additionally, although they are not "Artists Books" as defined above:


Work can be abstract, conceptual, surreal, visionary, any style. Looking for inspirational avant-garde submissions.

Dress up like your favorite storybook character or your favorite book! Live music, great food, A SPECTACULAR PHOTONIC LIGHT SHOW! A celebration to remember the rest of your life!

Entry Fee: $35 for up to three works ($5 extra for each additional work submitted) , send printouts, photos, CD"s or color Xeroxes. If accepted there is a processing and hanging fee of $15.

Visit website for complete details and entry form:

135 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-7372 or
(718) 486-6012

Quilt National ’11

Deadline: September 10, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Quilt National ’11

An international juried exhibition of innovative contemporary art
Dairy Barn Arts Center
Athens, OH
May 27 - September 5, 2011

The seventeenth in the series of international juried competitions dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for NEW work (completed after September 1, 2008) that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of techniques and innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. The jurors will select works that represent unique approaches to the medium and demonstrate the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions. Visitors to Quilt National ’11 will see that the time-honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today’s artists rise to meet the challenges of new techniques and materials.


The work must possess the basic structural characteristics of a quilt. It must be predominately fabric or fabric-like material and MUST be composed of at least two full and distinct layers – a face layer and a backing layer. The face layer may be described by any or a combination of the following terms: pieced, appliquéd, whole cloth, stitched/fused to a foundation. The face and backing layers must be held together by hand- or machine made functional quilting stitches or other elements that pierce all layers and are distributed throughout the surface of the work. At least some of these stitches or elements should be visible on the back of the work. As an alternative, the work may be a modular construction (an assemblage of smaller quilts). Each individual module, however, must meet the above structural criteria.

Artist must be 18 years or older. All work must be the result of independent effort. Work cannot be created for or the product of an instructional setting in which another artist or teacher has provided guidance and/or suggestions. The work must be an original design, not a copy or a variation on the original design of another artist working in any medium.

All entries must be NEW work – completed after September 1, 2008. The recent modification of an older or previously dated work DOES NOT make the work eligible unless the artist can document significant differences between the original and revised versions of the piece.

ENTRY FEE: A non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 (U.S funds) must accompany the entry submission.

Eleanor McCain (FL): Eleanor McCain is a practicing physician in the state of Florida. Although her career has been in science, she has always sought a creative outlet, focusing on the art quilt after 1994. Her works can be seen in numerous public and private collections including the Mint Museum. She lectures frequently on the art quilt. She has served on the board of Florida Craftsmen Inc., and been featured in numerous publications.

Pauline Verbeeck-Cowart (MO): MFA in textile design (University of Kansas) is a studio artist and associate professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. She is the recipient of numerous awards and her work has been exhibited extensively in both national and international venues.

Nelda Warkentin (AK): Nelda Warkentin is an artist who has been creating art quilts since 1997. Her work, which has been in Quilt National numerous times, has received international recognition. She is Treasurer of Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Download: Quilt National '11 Entry Form

Visit website: National

Kathleen Dawson
Quilt National Director
Telephone: (740)592-4981
Or email:

Selden Gallery Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 15, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Call for Proposals
Selden Gallery

Cultural Affairs/City of Norfolk
Norfolk, VA

The Selden Gallery managed by the City of Norfolk’s Bureau of Cultural of Affairs is available for individual or group exhibitions. A proposal is required for review by the Selden’s exhibition Visual Arts Committee. The Selden will provide for an opening reception, the production and mailing of individual postcards, newsletter inclusion and hardware and assistance with hanging the exhibitions. The Selden takes no commission on sales of work.

The gallery is located on the second floor of the Selden Arcade, and is secured when not in use. The gallery is approximately 1820 square feet. The ceiling is 14 feet high and the walls are 9.5 feet high. It is a formal gallery setting, with track lighting. This is a community-based cultural arts center and we require selected artists to present a creative program of imaginative artful experiences for the public.

A Visual Arts Committee made up of five to seven members will review proposals and set the exhibition schedule. This committee is made up of local curators, gallery owners, artists and art administrators. Decisions will be made based on quality of work and diversity of expressions. Art work may be of any medium , including 2D, 3D, video, performance or inter-disciplinary work with an emphasis on high caliber and content driven art. Staff of the Bureau of Cultural Affairs is responsible for administration. Collaborative proposals by two or more artists are encouraged. The Committee may select two or more artists to exhibit together.

Artwork must be reasonably consistent with that presented in the initial proposal. Artists consent to have all artwork on full display during the agreed upon period. A professional curator will work closely with the selected artists and will install and take down the artwork. A limited number of pedestals are available. Artists will be responsible for setting up installations and other mixed-media. Installation artists must restore the gallery to its original condition. Cultural Affairs reserves the right to request a damage deposit if the artist proposes major changes to the gallery.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Proposals must be received at the Selden, Bureau of Cultural Affairs on or before the deadline. Proposals are accepted year round, but will be reviewed only on an annual schedule by the exhibition committee. Artists will be contacted regarding exhibition selection within 4 weeks of the deadline. Once you have exhibited at the Selden, we ask that you wait 18 months before applying again.

Visit website for complete submission instructions and entry form:

Cultural Affairs/City of Norfolk
Gallery Proposal
208 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Notes from Elise

Hello Readers:

Good seems the external issues affecting our systems have been resolved (fingers crossed) so our posting schedule should get back on track immediately.

The past few months have been CRAZY & BUSY but the transition is very near completion. We are planning a new look, new features and more!! OOOh, we are just itching to share all RIGHT NOW but we'll have to wait for the roll out which begins on April 30th. Hang tight. We're almost there!

Four new items were added today but we have a lot in the pipeline so expect a very large posting tomorrow or Friday.

Thanks for your readership.

All the best,

Elise N.

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Deadline: 1st May 2010 (RECEIVE)

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Hardman Boulevard
Spinningfields, Manchester
United Kingdom
21st - 24th  October 2010

Now in its third year, The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is a high profile, high quality, selected fair, where over 140+ cutting edge designer-makers will be given the opportunity to sell their work directly to the public and trade. The annual event will be held over 3 days, with a preview evening and awards ceremony, from the 21st -24th of October 2010 at Hardman Boulevard Spinningfields, Manchester.

We welcome applications from designer makers working in ceramics, glass, jewellery, metal, textiles, basketry, wood, furniture or print-making. We will not accept painting, drawing, graphic design or photography. Applications must be from the designer-maker and work should not be mass produced. We will accept applications for shared stands with two people sharing but both exhibitors must be selected.

The fair will be selected as we expect demand to be high and we want to ensure all work is of a similar standard. Selection of exhibitors is based on the images you supply.

During the selection process all six of your images will be projected simultaneously by data projector. The selectors will also choose a reserve list of exhibitors. Should an exhibitor decline or cancel an offer of space, it will be filled from the reserve list.

Application Fee: £12

Stand costs include: white plywood exhibition stand, 2 spotlights, access to exhibitor storage area, complimentary tickets and discounted accommodation. Electrical sockets, extra electrics and display furniture can be booked at an extra cost.

Stand cost are as follows:

New maker (in business for less than 3 years): £150 participation fee plus £70 sq m
1.5M x 2M £360
1.5M (depth) x 2M (2 sharing) £255 (each)

Established maker: £250 participation fee plus £70 per sq.m
1.5M x 2M £460
1.5M x 2M (2 sharing) £355 (each)

NoVAT will be charged on stands.

If offered a space, exhibitors must confirm their acceptance with an immediate payment of £150 as the first installment of their stand fee due by 11th June 2010.Once paid this acceptance payment will not be refunded. A further 50% of the balance of stand fees is due by 30th July 2010 and the remaining balance must be received by 17th September 2010.

Application Procedure

The application form must be completed in full and returned together with six images on CD and the application fee. Please note that for shared stands both makers applying need to submit 6 individual images of their work. The closing date for applications is 1st May 2010. All applicants will be notified of the selection panel’s decision by the end of May 2010.

Images will not be returned to applicants unless they enclose a SAE with their application.

Downloads: [pdfs]

Application Form

Application Guidelines

Exhibitor Information

Terms & Conditions

Full details available on website:


******REVISED*****Deadline: 4th May 2010
NEW DEADLINE: 4th June 2010 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Publishing Opportunity

Dionne Swift
West Yorkshire

Very little is written about the elusive devoré process & I aim to compile all of my knowledge into a 128 page, full colour, fully illustrated 'dictionary of devoré'. Submissions are invited for inclusion in the 'gallery' section of this new and exciting DEVORE BOOK.

Accepted work/artists/designers will receive full credit and have contacted published as requested. You will receive 2 free copies of the book and the option to purchase further copies at wholesale value.

To submit your own work for consideration, send a selection of up to 6 images of devoré work (please include surface details and full piece shots), CV and short description of your process/working methods.

Submission deadline Friday 4th May 2010
NEW DEADLINE: 4th June 2010

Submissions should be sent to:
Dionne Swift
12 Cinderhills Road
West Yorkshire
or email

Images can only accepted as high-resolution digital images [300 dpi resolution] with full caption details: name, title, year completed, materials, techniques, dimensions and photography credit.

Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned.

View announcement on blog:

Visit website for complete overview of Dionne Swift:

Book Power!

Deadline: May 14, 2010 (ONLINE)

Book Power!

Artist Books Addressing Our Social, Political or Environmental World
23 Sandy Gallery
Portland, Oregon
June 3-26, 2010

THEME – Book Power is seeking artist books addressing the social, political or environmental issues of our times. Can an artist book be a vehicle to shed light on the problems we face in the world? Can books be a call for change? Can we go beyond just artists who make things to artists who make things happen? War, poverty, decay, politics, conflict, revolution, feminism, environmental, economic and political upheaval are but a few of the issues that concerned book artists can use to engage their readers in an effort to raise consciousness, call for justice or provoke action. Perhaps we really can use our creative powers to solve the problems of the world.

MEDIA - This exhibit is open to hand bound book arts related artworks created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines or broadsides are encouraged. Any medium, any style, any size.

BEST OF SHOW & CURATORS CHOICE AWARDS - One "Best of Show" and two "Curators Choice" certificates will be awarded for Book Power. These awards will be chosen by a special voting ballot that will be mailed with the printed catalog to our targeted institution list. We see this as another way to get librarians and curators excited and engaged with the show.

ONLINE CATALOG - 23 Sandy Gallery will publish a complete online catalog illustrating this exhibition. The online catalog will remain on our web site for at least three years and will include three photos of each work, production specs, an artist statement and artist biography.

PRINT CATALOG - A full-color, 40-50 page, printed catalog showcasing of all the books in this exhibition will also be produced. The print catalog will include one photo of each work, production specs, an artist statement and artist biography.
EXHIBITION DISPLAY - This exhibition will be displayed at 23 Sandy Gallery. We feel very strongly that artist books need to be handled to be fully appreciated. Handi-Wipes are provided for customers along with a friendly word about proper book handling.

ENTRIES - A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist. Entries must be received online no later than MAY 14, 2010. Artists accepted for the exhibition will be notified via email. The gallery reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality are other than represented in the electronic entry.

FEES - A $25 non-refundable entry fee covers up to three works and is payable upon submission.

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS - Artists residing outside of the United States are welcome to enter this exhibition. The exhibition entry fee of $25 must be paid in US funds. Return shipping of all artwork will be handled via the carrier of your choice but you must provide pre-paid, ready-to-ship shipping labels and customs documents.

Phone: 503-927-4409



23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Ave
Portland, Oregon

At Eastern State Penitentiary: Artist Proposals

Deadline: June 15, 2010, 4:00 pm (RECEIVE) or (Hand Delivery)

Eastern State Penitentiary

Artists' Proposal
Philadelphia, PA
2011 Season

• Collaborative proposals are permitted; individuals may submit only one proposal per year (whether alone or as part of a collaboration).
• Artists who have previously exhibited at the site must wait five years before submitting a proposal for a new installation.
• Currently enrolled undergraduate students are ineligible to apply.
• All proposals must be for a site-specific installation.

Choosing a Location in the Penitentiary Complex:
Artists may apply for any area in the penitentiary complex for the 2011 season, except Cellblock 2 and the audio tour route (indicated on our site map/ brochure with a red line). Some installations, such as Linda Brenner’s Ghost Cats have been sited throughout the penitentiary complex.

Funding and Approval:
Funding: The historic site will fund a maximum $7,500.00 per project. This funding includes approval to exhibit during the next exhibition cycle. All projects that are approved will be installed for one full tour season (March through November), unless the artist proposal states otherwise.

Proposal Development: The historic site no longer accepts Proposal Development applications. The Review Committee may offer, at their discretion, development funds for applicants whose applications look promising, but whose ideas require additional resources to get a better idea of the final direction the work will take.

Orientation: We recommend that artists begin the proposal process by attending an art orientation tour. These tours give the artists a chance to walk through the space, discuss what makes a successful proposal, ask questions, and observe visitors interacting with the current artist installations. There is no need to call in advance. Simply check in at the historic site ticket office ten minutes prior to the start of the orientation tour. There is no charge.

Remaining 2010 Orientation Dates & Times:
Wednesday, April 21 at 3:30 pm
Saturday, May 15 at 1:30 pm
Wednesday, June 2 at 6 pm
Sunday, June 6 at 11 am

Visit website for complete details:

Download Artist Proposal Guidelines: [TWO FORMATS]

Eastern State Artist Proposal Guidelines DOC

Eastern State Artist Proposal Guidelines PDF
Sean Kelley, Program Director,, (215) 236-5111 x13

At Eastern State Penitentiary:
Attn: Sean Kelley
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Exhibition Proposals: The Art Gallery at Prescott College

Deadline: May 1, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Exhibition Proposals
The Art Gallery at Prescott College
Prescott, AZ
2011-2013 Season

The Art Gallery at Prescott College has a variety of exhibition opportunities available and we invite you to submit an exhibition proposal. We are committed to exhibitions that will expand the community’s appreciation of contemporary art and address the interests of a diverse audience. We exhibit artwork from both recognized and emerging regional and national artists.

Submission Requirements • Open to all artists and curators 18 years and older. Eligible disciplines include painting, drawing, printmaking, book-arts, photography, mixed media, new genre, sculpture and installation.
•Submitted works must be available for exhibition.

Artwork will remain on display for the term of the exhibition. Prescott College receives a 30% commission from all artwork sold, please consider this carefully when pricing work. Prescott College Art Gallery will insure objects lent to it at the time of delivery for the insurance value indicated on the entry form. Prescott College Art Gallery will insure against all risks of physical loss or damage from any external cause while on location during the period of loan. The usual exclusions will apply for loss or damage that may occur by any event beyond the control of the college. Shipping is the responsibility of the artist (Prescott College is currently seeking funding to assist with shipping costs).

Selection Process
The Exhibitions Review Panel for the 2011-2013 season is made up of arts professionals from various disciplines.   

Download: Exhibition Proposal Form


For more information contact:
Deborah Ford
Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse
232 North Granite Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
928-776-5258 ext#1

Prairie Excellence

Deadline: May 3, 2010 [12 noon MST] (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Prairie Excellence
a touring exhibition of the best in Prairie Fine Craft

Saskatoon, SK
3 TO 4 Year Tour

The Manitoba Crafts Council (MCC), Saskatchewan Craft Council (SCC) and Alberta Craft Council (ACC) are coming together to organize Prairie Excellence – a touring exhibition of the best in Prairie Fine Craft.

A total of 36 pieces will be selected for this exhibition (12 from each province). Prairie Excellence will highlight the today and tomorrow of prairie fine craft through the selection of pieces by craft artists in the following categories:

• Established craft artists
• Mid-Career craft artists
• Emerging craft artists

The exhibition will open at the ACC’s Feature Gallery and will subsequently tour for three years to galleries in the three prairie provinces, across Canada and into the United States. Artist fees at will be paid for each item in the exhibition.

Who can enter Prairie Excellence is open to all residents of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. There will be an entry fee of $50 for every entrant who is not a member of the MCC, SCC or ACC.

What can be entered
• Entries will be new work (within the last two years) of original design and exceptional execution in any craft
• Each craft artist may enter two pieces. One entry may be a set. A collaborative work counts as one entry for each participant.
• One of a kind, limited edition, and production pieces are equally welcomed.
• There are no specific size restrictions however, since this is a touring exhibition, any piece too large, heavy
or fragile for safe shipping, may be rejected.

Selection Process
A three person Selection Committee will be responsible for selecting Prairie Excellence. The primary criteria for selection will be the creative and technical excellence of the entry. The selection Committee will also be able to consider, as secondary criteria:

• The representation of strengths in craft from each province,
• The mix of media in the exhibition,
• The logistics of travel and display,
• The aesthetic appeal of the exhibition as a whole.

The selection of pieces will be roughly equal between:

1. Emerging craft artists: less than five years of practice,
2. Mid-career craft artists: between five and 15 years of practice, and
3. Established craft artists: over 15 years of practice.

Entrants will “self-declare” their status in their entry. However, the Selection Committee will have the right to change this categorization based on their interpretation of the entrant’s cv.

The selection committee will, on the basis of digital images, cv, and artist statements, select a shortlist of not more than 45 pieces. Shortlisted craft artists will be required to deliver their work to specified locations in Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton.

For more information contact:

Tammy Sutherland: (204) 927-2787 or

Les Potter/Judy Haraldson: (306) 653-3616
ext. 25 or

Tom McFall: (780) 488-6611 or

Prairie Excellence Entries
813 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5


Two Deadlines:
May 11, 2010 (POSTMARK)
May 14, 2010 (EMAIL)

Contemporary Arts Center

Las Vegas, NV
October 14 – 17, 2010

The Contemporary Arts Center is currently accepting submissions for “Off The Strip,” a 4-day new genres art festival held in Las Vegas from October 14-17th, 2010. The CAC seeks submissions for performance, media, and digital works, including installations. We are accepting submissions of recent work or proposals for new work. We encourage submissions that will be particularly relevant within the context of Las Vegas or Nevada, though we are not seeking Las Vegas-centric works per se.

Proposals should address the relevance of your submission within this unique social, economic, and popular cultural environment. "Off the Strip" will take place at multiple venues including the CAC gallery, an alternative theater space, a sci-fi center located in Commercial Center (one of Las Vegas' first "strip malls"), and the showroom of the Aruba Hotel's Thunderbird Lounge in downtown Las Vegas. Information on the locations will be posted on our website in the next month. We also encourage artists to research Las Vegas and propose work for alternate locations in the downtown vicinity.

There is a $10 processing fee per proposal.

Submissions should include:

1. A short proposal (outlining concept but also descriptive of presentation)
2. An equipment list or special presentation requirements
3. Work samples and supporting materials (see below) may be sent on a cd or dvd or emailed to to with OTS in the subject heading.
4. CV with contact information and artist's statement

*Work samples can include 10-20 jpegs (no larger than 1 MB via email please) or mp3s on a CD (installation views/details or performance documentation/details), NTSC video samples on DVD or links to websites/podcasts.

Selected artists will be notified via email by June 14th.

Questions? Contact Wendy Kveck at or at 702-382-3886

More information to be posted on the website

Contemporary Art Center
Las Vegas Nevada
107 East Charleston Blvd. Suite 120
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: 702 382 3886

Art League Houston

Deadline: MAY 13, 2010 by 4:00 p.m. (RECEIVE)

Art League Houston
Houston, Texas

Art League Houston is pleased to announce its 2011-2012 Open Call for Proposals. Curators and individual artists are encouraged to submit proposals for work consistent with the Art League Houston's mission and vision.


In 2005, Art League Houston began supporting the creation of new works by offering a $1,500 honorarium for exhibitions in our main gallery, to be used without restriction, such as to help defray shipping, travel, and material and framing costs. The open call for submissions is part of our continuing commitment to broadening accessibility to the visual arts for the community.

Each year, Art League Houston presents four to six major exhibitions in its main gallery, additional exhibitions in the adjacent Art League Project Gallery, and an undetermined number of outdoor exhibitions.


The Artist Proposal Opportunity is for individual artists or small groups wanting to be considered for inclusion in upcoming Art League Houston exhibitions. Work which has been shown in Texas will not be considered unless it has been significantly altered, either by changing the previous context or other means. ALH emphasizes new works. Emerging or mid-career visual artists may submit proposals for consideration.

The Independent Curator Proposal Opportunity is for the development and presentation of original and previously un-exhibited shows. Independent curators are the primary coordinator of their exhibit.

Proposal selection is based on the artistic merit of the work proposed, feasibility of the proposal and its relevance to the vision, mission, and goals of the Art League Houston. Curators and artists will be notified if their proposal has been selected in the fall of 2009. Art League Houston asks to hold submission packets for up to one full year. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Art League Houston reserves the right to reject all submissions.

SUBMISSIONS CHECKLIST: Proposals NOT containing all items on the list below WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.

□ Contact information
□ Biography
□ Resume
□ Proposal Narrative
□ Artist/Curatorial Statement
□ 10-20 Images
□ Slide Script (numbered image list)
□ Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope with sufficient return Postage (Not mandatory but the submission will not be returned without it.)


Email questions regarding exhibitions or proposals to If email is not available, call 713-523-9530 and ask for Sarah Schellenberg or Beth Secor.

Visit website for full details including complete proposal guidelines:

5th National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: May 26, 2010 (RECEIVE)

5th National Juried Exhibition
Axis Gallery
Sacramento, CA 95811
AUGUST 7 - 29, 2010

Eligibility & Media

• Open to artists residing in the U.S.
• Contemporary original 2D and 3D work in any media, including paintings, prints, drawings, photography and digital images.
• 2D work should not exceed a framed size of 36” in the longest dimension.
• 3D work limited to 24” in the longest dimension and not more than 60 lbs.
• All work must be original (no reproductions) and produced within the last two years.

CD Submission Requirements: Up to six works may be submitted as JPEGS on CD.

Juror: Joe Amrhein is an artist and founder/director of Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

Entry Fee: $30 entry fee for up to three submissions, $5.00 each additional entry, limit 6. Entry by CD only.

Sales are encouraged. The gallery will retain 40% commission on any works sold. Price of work should include commission.

Download the Axis Entry Form 2010

Visit website for more details:

For questions concerning this exhibition email Axis Gallery: or call J. Nakashima 916 393-7690 or S. Beard, 916 366-5675

Art in Odd Places

Deadline: May 14, 2010, midnight (EMAIL)

Art in Odd Places (AIOP) A project of GOH Productions
Along 14th Street New York City from Avenue C to the Hudson River
New York, New York
October 1-10, 2010

Art in Odd Places (AIOP) invites artists working across disciplines to propose projects for the festival's sixth installment.  Taking place along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River in New York City, we encourage proposals that explore this  location's rich history, configuration, and heterogeneous communities. The forthcoming edition of AIOP is informed by various interpretations of the term CHANCE, including proposition, luck, randomness, risk, and opportunity.

With emerging formats of communication, our culture has become a fertile ground for broad intersections between individuals, ideas and situations. This has resulted in unpredictable exchanges, relinquishment of control, surprise collaborations, and instances of spatial revelation.

AIOP 2010: CHANCE intends to provide passersby with a new perspective of an otherwise familiar environment through Site-specific installations, social and spatial interventions, video and audio projects, performance, new media, and other inventive practices. In addressing the distinct manifestations of chance, the festival aims to broaden the public’s outlook on art, city dwelling, and social conventions.


1. Use imaginative approaches in engaging public spaces.
2. Move through crowds of pedestrians and vehicles continuously and effortlessly.
3. Consider 14th Street’s landmarks, neighborhood, multifaceted industries and communities.
4. Be presented in both anticipated and unpredictable locations.


1. Allow crowds to gather around the work.
2. At any time block the sidewalk and/or street.


1. Press opportunities.
2. Website with artist’s project info, bio and link to artist’s own website.
3. Program guides with project information distributed throughout Lower Manhattan and beyond.
4. Project consultation.

AIOP 2010 GUEST CURATORS: Yaelle Amir and Petrushka Bazin

Visit for more details.


Call for Artists  [PDF]

Artist Application [PDF]
Artist Application  [DOC]

Project proposals that do not adhere to guidelines or are sent after deadline will not be considered.

For questions, contact

Art in Odd Places is a project of GOH Productions

Print National 2

Deadline: JUNE 21, 2010 (POSTMARK) or JUNE 21, 2010, 12:00pm MDT (Online)

Print National 2
A National Juried Exhibition

Pagosa Springs, CO
September 4 – October 31, 2010

SHY RABBIT strives to present ongoing exhibitions that invite curiosity and discussion; that keep artists involved and challenged; that create excitement and interest in the arts community and beyond; and that showcase contemporary fine art trends and ideas.

This exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age of older. Original contemporary works in traditional and nontraditional printmaking media including book arts, three-dimensional and mixed media prints are eligible. All submissions must have been completed within the last three years. Straight or purely digital prints and photography are not eligible.

Yuji Hiratsuka, Professor of Art, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Non-refundable entry fees are $25 for 1-3 images, plus $5 for each additional image, up to a maximum of 10. Fees must accompany mailed entries.

Sales will be encouraged, therefore all artwork must be available for sale. Retail sales of an Artist’s work will be split 55% Artist / 45% SHY RABBIT. Payment to the artist will be mailed within 15 days after receipt of proceeds from sales.

Download prospectus: Print National2 Prospectus

Visit website for more details:

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts
333 Bastille Drive
PO Box 5887
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

SPACES 2010/11 Exhibition Season

Deadline: June 30, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Cleveland, OH
2010/11 Exhibition Season

Eligibility for 2010/11 Exhibition Season
This call-for-entries is open to all established or emerging artists, curators and cultural producers who are 21 years old or older. Proposals must show promise and strong conceptual grounding. Applications are reviewed once each year. To ensure applications are considered in a timely manner, please coordinate so your application arrives at SPACES by June 30, 2010 as posted on our website. This is not postmark deadlines.

Each application must include: a completed application form, 250-word artist/curatorial statement, one-page C.V., 10-15 still image work samples OR 2-3 two-minute segments of audio and/or video (or appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work), work sample list, application fee and SASE.

Incomplete or inaccurately assembled applications will not be considered. If no SASE is included, notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent via email. Please update your contact information if anything changes before you receive notification.

Materials should be submitted via mail.

Application Fee A non-refundable application fee of $10, payable to SPACES, is charged to cover handling and processing of applications. The fee must be submitted in the form of personal check or money order. Current SPACES members may apply for free. That’s right: free. If you are unsure of your current membership standing, please call SPACES.

Applications are evaluated by a porous committee of artists, community members, board members and SPACES staff.

Download the Application: Space Application
Visit website for more details:

2220 Superior Viaduct
Cleveland, OH 44113

Keyholder Residency: Pyramid Atlantic

Multiple Deadlines: (POSTMARK)

Fall 2010 Residency: September 13-November 17
Application deadline: July 2, 2010

Winter 2011 Residency: January 17-March 18
Application deadline: November 19, 2010

Spring 2011 Residency: March 7- May 13
Application deadline: January 7, 2011

Keyholder Residency Pyramid Atlantic
Silver Spring, MD
September 13-November 17, 2010 {Fall}
January 17-March 18, 2011 {Winter}
March 7- May 13, 2011 {Spring}

Keyholder Residency is a program that provides concentrated work time for artists to explore new ideas in one of Pyramid Atlantic's studio disciplines.

Pyramid Atlantic is proud to offer a two month residency opportunity for artists working in the field of printmaking,  papermaking, book arts, or digital media. Artists of all career stages are encouraged to apply for this residency. Two artists per session are selected by Pyramid Atlantic’s artistic staff. Resident artists work in a productive community atmosphere alongside other artists, and are expected to be in the studio at least 15-20 hours per week. Technical  assistance is not included in the residency, but is available at an additional cost.

Keyholder Resident Artists receive:
•A $200 artist’s stipend
•24-hour studio access
•Storage space
•Inclusion in Pyramid Atlantic’s permanent collection
•Promotion through Pyramid’s e-newsletter, blog and website
Keyholder Resident Artists are expected to:
•Care for equipment and tools
•Provide their own consumable supplies (paper, ink, newsprint, and the like)
•Give one artist’s talk or public demonstration
•Share the studio with other artists; working around workshops and outreach

Application Requirements:
•The application form
•Project Description-A one page letter of intent explaining your project, the studios you would like to work in, and your level of experience
•10 images of recent work with a slide script, which should include title, media, dimension, and date.
•$20 Application Fee
•S.A.S.E. for return of materials

Download: Keyholder Application Keyholder Application
Visit website for more information:

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Attention: Keyholder Residency Program
8230 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Retail Gallery The Society of Arts and Crafts

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

Retail Gallery
The Society of Arts and Crafts
Boston, MA

All work exhibited in the Retail Gallery at The Society of Arts and Crafts has been juried and is on consignment. Jurying takes place every 6 weeks (except in December & February). The Retail Gallery exhibits work in the following media: ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media.

To apply please submit the following information by mail or email:
• Images of your artwork (CD with jpg images, photographs, email with attached jpgs, or a link to your website.
• Information describing all images including: artist's name, title, dimensions, materials, date of execution, retail price.
• Artist statement and/or bio.
• A list of galleries currently carrying your work.
• If you would like any of your materials returned, include a self addressed stamped envelope.

Artists will be notified within 14 working days of the jury session. If accepted, the Gallery Manager will contact the artist to discuss appropriate pieces for display.

SAC reserves the right of final review upon receipt of the work. Please note that no actual work may be submitted for review unless requested by the Retail Manager. No exceptions please.

Retail applicants should be addressed to:
George Summers Jr.
SAC Retail Manager
The Society of Arts and Crafts
175 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Or emailed to:

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MASS MoCA Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

Exhibition Proposals

North Adams, MA

MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary arts in the United States. The institution is dedicated to the creation and presentation of provocative visual and performing arts pieces, and of works that blur conventional distinctions between artistic disciplines. In addition, MASS MoCA functions as a laboratory for the contemporary arts, fostering experimentation by artists, encouraging collaborations among institutions, and allowing visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process.

MASS MoCA seeks to catalyze and support the creation of new art, expose our visitors to bold visual and performing art in all stages of production, and re-invigorate the life of a region in socioeconomic need.

How to submit work for consideration by a curator:
MASS MoCA’s Curatorial Department welcomes submissions from artists. However, while all materials will be reviewed by the curators, a response cannot be guaranteed due to the extreme number of submissions and limited staff resources. Please do not call regarding the status of your submission. Please follow these criteria to ensure the proper consideration and handling of your materials. Include an artist statement and resume/CV.

■Depending on the medium, send up to 20 digital images on a CD, or printed images, or up to 20 minutes of time-based work on DVD.
■DO NOT send original artwork, we cannot be held responsible for its safe-keeping.
■Please note that MASS MoCA is not a collecting institution. Do not send materials for consideration for acquisition.
■Due to the high volume of submissions received, we cannot return your materials and cannot respond to every submission.

Mail submission to:
Curatorial Department Artist Submissions
1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247

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Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair

Deadline: Unspecified

Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair Candid Galleries
London, England
1st - 24th October 2010

The Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair is an established showcase for Artists and Designers to promote and sell their work. The whole event takes place at the Candid Galleries in Islington with each of the four weeks covering specific disciplines. The fair provides a platform for over 200 individual artists across the entire art and design spectrum to show their latest work.

With its dynamic mix of both emerging young artists and those with established reputations, the ICADF is a unique event. Whether you are an experienced buyer or an aspiring collector, the ICADF provides the ideal opportunity to buy directly from these innovative artists and designers. At Candid Galleries, visitors can enjoy exciting new art and design in one of the largest contemporary art spaces in London.

Week One 01-03 October: Painting, Sculpture, Time Based Media
Week Two 08-10 October: Photography, Illustration, Graphics, Printmaking
Week Three 15-17 October: Fashion, Textiles, Jewellery
Week Four 22-24 October: Design Products, Furniture, Ceramics, Glass

Artists and Designers may Apply Online

Download the Information Pack

Visit website for additional details:

Should you have any further questions please contact the office on 020 7837 4237 or by email

Candid Arts Trust
3 Torrens Street
London  EC1V 1NQ