Monday, September 26, 2011

The Art of Fiber

Deadline: October 28, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (Hand Delivery)

The Art of Fiber
Workhouse Arts Center

Lorton, Virginia
November 23‐ December 31, 2011

This will be a national juried exhibition and be open to those who work with fiber in its many forms. This call is for all fiber mediums including wearable art, sculpture, 2D pieces, and accessories.

The jurors:

Candace Edgerley is a studio fiber artist and adjunct faculty member at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC.

Trudi C. Van Dyke is an independent curator and fine arts consultant who curates fine arts exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Entry Fee: $25.00

Download Prospectus:

Visit website:

About the Workhouse: The Workhouse Arts Center, a program of the Lorton Arts Foundation, provides essential visual and performing arts studio and exhibition space as well as engaging arts education programs for people of all ages and artistic abilities.

Set on 55 acres of land in the historic D.C. Workhouse and Reformatory, the Workhouse provides a home for more than 100 of the regions finest professional and emerging artists as well as cooperative studios, performance and theatre venues, dedicated gallery space, and event facilities.

Workhouse Arts Center
9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Virginia 22079

Friday, September 23, 2011

LBIF Small Works Exhibition

Deadline: November 1, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Small Works Exhibition
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF)

Long Beach Island, NJ
November 4 – December 19, 2011

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) on Long Beach Island, NJ is seeking submissions for their annual Small Works Exhibition. The exhibition runs from November 4 – December 19, 2011. All submitted work will be shown and juried for prizes. Work may be in any chosen medium that fits the size requirement. All entries must be original and must have been executed since 2008. Please include a bio along with your submission for the gallery book.

Juror: Michael Cagno, Executive Director of the Noyes Museum of Art

Size: Two-dimensional work must not exceed 12"x12" square. Three-dimensional work must not exceed 8"x8"x8".

Entry fee: $20.00 for up to four works. Works in series count as separate works if they take up more than 12"x12" square.


Contact Alison Craft at

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd
Loveladies, NJ 08008

Craft Alliance: Site-Specific Installation Proposal


Site-Specific Installation Proposal
Craft Alliance

St. Louis, MO
Exhibition Season: 2013/2014

Proposals being accepted for 2013/2014 solo/collaborative exhibitions in craft materials at new urban gallery, in Grand Center, St. Louis, Missouri. The proposed exhibition space will enable Craft Alliance to present site-specific installation pieces that use craft techniques to create spatial environments and that bridge the line between craft and fine art as well as experimental or multi-media craft work. Proposals are being accepted on a rolling bases.

Exhibition Project Description
The proposed exhibition space will enable Craft Alliance to present site-specific installation pieces that use craft techniques to create spatial environments and that bridge the line between craft and fine art as well as experimental or multi-media craft work. Craft Alliance will present the St. Louis community with exhibitions which challenge conventional notions of craft and which broaden the understanding of the vital role of craft mediums in contemporary art.

The installation should visual transform the 750 square foot space. We would like to challenge each submitting artist to look at the layout of the gallery and design work that engages the whole space as a site-specific installation while considering the viewer’s relationship to the work and how one approaches and encounters the piece.

The size of the gallery space is approximately 1000 square feet with 750 square feet dedicated to installation space, with floor to ceiling pillars every 14 feet. The gallery has 8’ storefront windows on the full eastern street side, 26 running feet of wall space on north side and 32 feet on west side. The ceiling height is approximately 12 feet. Please contact for a more detailed floor plan.

The artist is allowed approximately two weeks to install the work. The proposal must include an outline of installation process, carefully estimated budget (including artist stipend, materials transportation and de-installation), and process of de-installation. Artist must include drawings of how the work will fit in the space, taking in to consideration the columns and front windows. Craft Alliance encourages the artist to come and visit the space and get to know the surrounding St. Louis community.

Visit website for more information:

Download current prospectus:

For questions email: or call 314.725.1177 ext 323

Craft Alliance:

ELMAR LOOP • 6640 Delmar Blvd • St. Louis, MO 63130 • 314.725.1177

GRAND CENTER • 501 N Grand Blvd • St. Louis, MO 63103 • 314.534.7528

Embroidery Magazine


Publishing Opportunity
Embroidery Magazine

Surrey, Great Britain

Embroidery welcomes editorial submissions. The best way to submit articles and story pitches is via e-mail to the Editor, writing the words 'Editorial Submission', following by your subject in the subject line of the email.

If you wish to contribute to Embroidery magazine, please spend some time familiarising yourself with our features and consider our tone. We aim for a mix of informative and inspiring reading related to textiles and embroidery.

Editorial submissions
If you have an idea that you would like to share with us, please send an outline of your feature idea in plain text in the body of your email, rather than as an attached file, as we may not be able to read the format. Please describe the feature, outlining the main points and how you will tackle your subject. The maximum word length we publish is 1,000 words but we reserve the right to edit all final submissions.

All final submitted work must be the original work of the author, and any references to previously published material should be included in full along with the final text.

Please note that we work at least three months in advance of the publication date and often commission earlier so we can't preview (or write a news story or list) an exhibition starting next week, or even next month (particularly true for exhibitions that are open for short periods) although we will list you on our website.

Good images can make the difference between commissioning, and not commissioning your piece. Before commissioning, we must be assured that publishing-quality images are available, and that we can obtain written copyright clearance. If we like your idea, we will ask you to send hi-res digital images or transparencies to us for consideration (see image guidelines below). Please always include a SAE for the return of any images, copy etc., included in your proposal.

Visit website for complete submission guidelines:

Embroidery Magazine
1 Kings Road
Walton on Thames
Great Britain KT12 2RA
Tel: +44 (0)1932 260738

Lark Books: Book Proposals


Submitting a Book Proposal
Lark Books

Asheville, NC

If you’ve got an idea that you’d love to see in print, we’re happy to consider any book proposals on craft and leisure activity topics.

Craft & Core List Books
At present, our list is composed primarily of reference and how-to books with step-by-step instructions on practical subjects including: ceramics; crafts; pets; and other lifestyle topics.

We currently do not publish fiction, and we rarely publish non-illustrated books.

Submission Guidelines in Two Stages:
Please write to us explaining your idea in detail. What is the book about? Who is the audience? What techniques will the book cover? If the book contains projects, how many do you think there will be? What are some examples of what those projects might be?

Be sure to include information about yourself with particular regard to your skills and qualifications in the subject area of your submission. We need to know that you have substantial expertise on the topic of the proposed book – that we can trust you to know what you’re talking about. If you have a resume outlining your education, writing and/or teaching experience, please send that along as well. Please send along images of your work or a link to a web site showcasing your work.

If you have sent your proposal to other publishers, please let us know.

Be sure to include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Also include a stamped, self-addressed envelope, so materials can be returned to you.

If we’re interested in your query, we’ll ask you for a complete proposal, which includes: (1) a table of contents, (2) an introduction to the book, (3) a sample chapter or sample set of instructions, (4) tear sheets (if you’ve been published before), (5) a list of the books on this topic that are currently in print, and (6) details on how your book would differ from them.

You can, of course, skip the query and simply send us a full proposal, but we advise against it.

Please note that, due to the volume of mail received, we cannot guarantee the return of unsolicited material. Please do not send original art or irreplaceable work of any kind; while we will make every effort to return your submissions, we are not responsible for any loss or damage.

Submissions should be sent to the attention of the category editor, e.g., the material on a ceramics book should be addressed to the Ceramics Editor; a craft book proposal should be addressed to the Craft Acquisitions Editor; and so on. Lark Books no longer publishes children’s titles.

Submissions can be sent electronically to or via snail mail to:

Lark Books
67 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801

We will contact you as soon as we are able via either letter or telephone. Please do not attempt to call us regarding your submission. Given the volume of submissions we receive, it may take several months for us to reply.

Montsalvat: Artist in Residence


Artist in Residence

Eltham, Victoria

The Artist in Residence program is an exciting initiative, designed to provide artists with a supportive community where they can focus on their own artistic practice and research. Montsalvat offers free accommodation and studio space from 2 to 6 weeks.

The program supports professional and emerging artists with a strong concept of what they wish to achieve during the residency period and according to the quality of the artist’s work and professional promise. Australian and international artists are encouraged to apply for residencies, but funding is not available for travel or living expenses.

Application Information
Applications will be considered throughout the year. Results will be notified within 6 weeks of application.

How to apply
A complete set of application materials, including details on all required aspects may be downloaded.

Montsalvat artists are chosen through a two stage process: initial short listing by staff; and selection of final candidates by a panel of four, consisting of the Chair (member of the Arts Advisory Committee), two professional artists and/or academics and the Artistic Manager.

Criteria for selection include:
• Quality of the work
• Feasibility of the project
• Fit with the mission and aspirations of Montsalvat

Download Application & Guidelines:

Visit website:

Simone de Haan – Artistic Manager
7 Hillcrest Avenue
Eltham, Victoria
309 Australia
Telephone: 61 3 9439 7712
Fax: 61 3 9431 4177

Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine


Publishing Opportunity
Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine (MQU)
Meander Publishing
Fort Lupton, CO


Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine is for the machine-quilting enthusiast. We will cover techniques and fundamentals, whether using a domestic sewing machine, a small frame system, a midarm machine, or a longarm machine. There will also be design inspiration, profiles of your favorite quilting stars, reviews of products, books, and DVDs, ideas for setting up your studio or workroom, help for beginners, and a calendar of quilt shows and events.

Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine is written and edited to reflect an educational, informative format. Most articles are written by members of the machine quilting community. All submissions must be about machine quilting or related products and topics. Profiles, Interviews, Essays and Business Articles that are related to quilting are acceptable, including humorous, serious, new products, trends and developments, the jury process, shows and conventions, retail, wholesale, etc. First Person or Opinion articles are also accepted and will be identified as such. Submissions must be original. We prefer materials that are previously unpublished. We suggest you send a query before submitting finished articles. New writers are gladly considered, but we require no simultaneous submissions to other publications. Send SASE and/or sufficient postage for return of samples and photos. MQU reserves the right to edit, shorten or modify articles.

Articles are accepted from beginners to professionals. Contact us for requirements regarding photographs and the proper sequence of how-to steps. Please always include photographer credits. Drawings are acceptable where appropriate. Length is determined by subject matter and photos but generally runs 500-2000 words. Please include a resource section with your sources for supplies and special tools, etc. where applicable. Provide company name, website, telephone number and address, if available.

Please send an email query titled, "Article Submission" to:

Visit website for more information:

Meander Publishing
Fort Lupton, CO 80621

Textile Arts Center: Exhibition Proposals


Proposals for Solo and Group Gallery Shows
Textile Arts Center

Brooklyn, NY

The Gallery at Textile Arts Center aims to offer a view into the not-always-soft-and-plushy world of fiber and dispel preconceptions that limit fiber art to craft. It showcases solo- and group shows, as well as student work. The gallery is a backdrop for events, lectures and screenings on fiber and textile arts and their place in art history and the art world.

The Textile Arts Center accepts proposals for solo and group gallery shows. If interested, please submit an exhibition proposal to including a detailed description of the exhibition, a list of participants, the dates requested, and any photos of work.

Visit website for more details:

About the Textile Arts Center

The main goal of the Textile Arts Center is to provide support to fiber artists, and everyday people interested in working with fiber, by acting as a resource facility and creative meeting place.

The Center occupies a newly renovated, 3,200sf space in an old sweater factory. The Center is designed to serve the established and emerging creative community of Brooklyn. It features state-of-the-art weaving, screen-printing and dyeing equipment, including 30 multi-harness floor looms, a large vacuum-sealed exposure unit and two fabric-yardage screen-printing tables, plus much more.

The Textile Arts Center holds classes, workshops, and special events. Our Galleries showcase current fiber art through group and solo shows and installations. In addition, we provide services for designers and artists including our Artist in Residence program, as well as the ability to rent our facilities, receive consultation, and aid in screen printing, dyeing, or weaving.

The Textile Arts Center
26 West 8 Street
New York, NY
Tel (646) 225-6554
Fax (718) 228-7187

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Textile Society of America: 13th Biennial Symposium

Deadline: October 1, 2011(RECEIVE)

Abstract Submission
The 13th Biennial Symposium
Textile Society of America

Washington, DC
September 19-22, 2012

The 13th Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America will take place in Washington, DC September 19-22, 2012. The theme of Textiles & Politics befits the symposium venue in the U.S. capital and will generate lively discussion about the myriad ways in which textiles pervade our lives.

Throughout human history and around the globe, whether as intimate artifacts of interpersonal relations or state-level monumental works, textiles have been imbued with political importance. Political influences on textiles range from complex international trade agreements to the simple yet powerful act of banners carried in street parades and protests.

Textiles & Politics will explore the ways in which politics influence the aesthetics, production, materials, uses, and countless other aspects of textiles (and vice versa).

We seek presentations from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas, including but not limited to anthropology, art, art history, conservation, cultural geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, mathematics, political science, and theater. TSA encourages both organized sessions and individual papers from scholars, researchers, artists, gallery and museum professionals, and aficionados from around the world.

TSA Membership Requirement
All persons submitting proposals for participation in the 2012 symposium must be TSA members in good standing for 2011 at the time of submission. Non-member applicants may join TSA at the time of proposal submission. If extenuating circumstances exist, please write to the Symposium Planning Committee at

All submissions should be based on original research, reflecting material not previously published. In submitting an abstract, the author explicitly authorizes its use on the TSA website and in the published Symposium Program and Proceedings.

All submissions must be made online through the Textile Society of America website. Results of the selection process will be sent electronically.

To submit your proposal go to and follow the onscreen instructions. Submissions will be accepted from mid-July through October 1, 2011.

Download Biennial Symposium Call for Papers:

Visit website for more information:

Textile Society of America
P.O. Box 193
Middletown, DE 19709
Tel. (302) 378-9636
Fax (302) 378-9637

The Banff Centre Artist in Residence

Deadline: October 14, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Program Winter

Banff, AB
March 5, 2012 - March 30, 2012

The Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) program in Visual Arts provides time and space for individuals and groups to create new works, research innovative ideas, and experiment with different techniques and modes of production.

Participants are provided with an individual studio accessible 24-hours a day, as well as use of Visual Arts facilities including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. Access to these facilities is subject to additional fees.

Residency length can vary within the prescribed program dates. All residencies must begin on a Monday and last for a minimum of 12 days. Applications for residencies outside of the program dates may be accepted at the discretion of the director of Visual Arts.

Program Fee: $90/day (single room) or $64/day (shared room)
General Studio Fee: $100/month (or part thereof), subject to a minimum fee of $100/appplicant

light flex meal plan for duration of program
accommodation for duration of program
studio space
access to Banff Centre facilities including the Paul D. Fleck Library, Sally Borden Recreation Centre and artist rates for Banff Centre events

In addition to the program fee, participants are responsible for all costs associated with their stay such as shipping, materials and supplies, the rental and use of audio/visual equipment, photographic materials, printing, and any specific facilities fees.

Applicants are also encouraged to approach their local arts councils and agencies for additional financial assistance to offset travel costs.

Application Requirements
All applicants must submit:

A non-refundable processing fee (varies per program)
A completed application form.
A completed application requirements package
Detailed resource request form outlining studio and equipment/facility needs and staff support is essential. Final resource allocation is at the discretion of the department.

Visit website for complete program details and application:

For more information:

Office of the Registrar
The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020
Banff, AB T1L 1H5
Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989
Fax: 403.762.6345

Redux Exhibition Opportunities

Deadline: October 24, 2011 (POSTMARK)

Exhibition & Residency Opportunities

Charleston, SC

Redux is the premier contemporary art venue in South Carolina offering opportunities for emerging and established artists to exhibit in historic downtown Charleston, SC. Exhibitions are not limited to any media, and all applicants will be considered for solo, group, and two person exhibitions and residencies in 2012.

Redux currently presents six to eight exhibitions each year, featuring work by internationally renowned and local, emerging and mid-career artists. We shoot for diversity in style, media and subject matter when planning our season.

Thanks to the generosity of the Andy Warhol Foundation, this year, three artists will be awarded an honorarium up to $2,000. This honorarium is to help artists offset installation and travel costs. Additionally, Redux will publish an exhibition catalog.

A few FAQs: (Read complete FAQs here:

All applicants will be considered for solo, group, two person exhibitions and residencies in 2012 and 2013.

Exhibitions at Redux vary in length from 5 weeks to 8 weeks in duration.

Redux selects a panel of 3-5 artists, curators, art critics and writers to review the applications.

The call for entries is open to national and international artists. Artists should note that they are responsible for all installation costs associated with the mounting of their exhibition: shipment of their artwork to and from the Redux facility, travel costs, and accommodations. The honorarium is to help artists offset installation and travel costs.

The jurors are given strict instructions to consider all of the work that has been submitted, regardless of any personal preferences that they may have. Our goal is to attract accomplished emerging, mid-career and established artists and to provide these artists with the opportunity to create work freely with total control of their project(s), while engaging our community.

To apply for an exhibition for the 2012/2013 calendar, you must submit the following in our slideroom. Artists will be notified of results by mail on or before December 3rd 2011.

· Portfolio of recent works (5 – 23)
· Inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums
· Artist Statement
· Artistic Resume

136 St. Philip Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: 843-722-0697

Printmaker in Residence Program 2011

Deadline: October 31, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Printmaker in Residence Program 2011
Megalo Print Studios

Canberra ACT
1 February 2012 to 9 December 2012

Megalo runs an annual residency program open to Australian and international printmakers at all stages of their careers. Megalo's Printmaker-in-Residence Program provides participants with a stipend and six weeks access to the Megalo Print Studios in Canberra. Participants have a choice of equipment and facilities including screen-printing on fabric or paper, etching, lithography and relief printing. The purpose of the residencies is to support the making of new work that meets the program objectives of excellence and innovation.

Selected artists will receive:
A living allowance of $2,000
Materials allowance of $300.00
Extended access to the Megalo workshops for a period of 6 weeks
A place in the residency exhibition at the Megalo Gallery in 2012.
International/interstate artists my also apply for an additional travel and accommodation subsidy of up to $AUD2,200 (international) and up to $AUD1,200 (interstate).

Eligibility and selection of artists
Up to four places within the program are open to Megalo members and artists living in the ACT and region. One position is reserved for a visiting artist from interstate or overseas. Program participants should not be engaged in undergraduate studies in the year of the residency. All applicants notified of the selection panel's decision: Friday 9 December 2011

It is expected that all printmakers-in-residence will be proficient in the print media in which they intend to work, unless a specific understanding has been established between Megalo and the artist through the application process. Applications from artists who are not printmakers will be considered where the artist intends to share or assign the stipend to a printmaker who will be responsible for production of their prints, any such arrangements should be clearly explained within the application.

Application Process
Applications must use the Printmaker In Residence application form available by emailing

Selection will be undertaken by a panel and consider the merits of written proposal, availability of equipment and expertise, contribution made by the residency to Megalo's overall program, as well as examples of recent print-based art work.

Applications must be posted to Megalo, 49 Phillip Avenue, Watson ACT 2602, Australia. Emailed applications will NOT be accepted.

Contribution from participants
Participating artists will contribute a representative body of work produced during the residency to the Megalo archive. The archive collection is used for the purposes of exhibition and scholarly research. Artists will be asked to present and discuss their work at a forum of Megalo members. Megalo will have the right to reproduce work made by residents for future promotion of Megalo programs but will in all such instances acknowledge the artist as being the maker of the work.

Visit website for more details:

Megalo Print Studios
Canberra Technology Park
49 Phillip Ave
P: +61 2 6241 4844
F: +61 2 6241 4844

Cheraw State Park: Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: October 31, 2011 (POSTMARK)

Artist-in-Residence Program
Cheraw State Park

Cheraw SC

The Artist-in-Residence program provides artists with the opportunity to gain inspiration from the natural and cultural resources of South Carolina State Parks. The Artist-in-Residence program is open to all artists whose work can interpret the park’s natural and/or cultural resources. We offer painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, weavers and other artists the opportunity to capture the natural and historical resources of South Carolina State Parks. Collaborative proposals will be considered.

A jury will be comprised of state park representatives. The selected artist will be assigned a South Carolina State Park with overnight cabin facilities. Their residency date will be determined by the availability of the cabins per their assigned park. The Artist-In-Residence program is open to all art forms, but those that manipulate or disturb the park’s resources, or utilize materials from endangered or threatened species will be excluded. Collecting materials from state park property is not permitted.

Selections are made without regard to race, religion, marital status, sex, age or national origin.

Application fee: $15 application fee (nonrefundable)

Download Entry Form and Guidelines:

Visit website:

For more information: call 843-537-9656 or email subject line AIR 2011

Artist-in-Residence Program
Cheraw State Park
100 State Park Rd
Cheraw SC 29520

Rocky Mountain National Park: Artist-In-Residence Program

Deadline: November 15, 2011 (POSTMARK)

Artist-In-Residence Program
Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park, CO
2012 season

The Artist-In-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park's inspiring landscape. Selected artists stay in a historic cabin for two-week periods from June through September. No stipend is provided.

Artwork Donations
Selected artists participating in Rocky's Artist-In- Residence Program from 2012 through 2015 are asked to donate to the Park an original piece of work from, and representative of their residency in Rocky Mountain National Park which will serve to promote and celebrate the Park's upcoming centennial in 2015. Donated artwork must be received no later than one year after an artist's residency.

Public Presentations
Artists will present two 45-minute public programs during their residencies. This interaction can be tailored to an individual’s medium, interest, and experience using only a few hours of one’s stay. Programs can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances. Artists must provide their own supplies and equipment for these presentations. In addition, artists are requested to give public presentations in their communities about their residency experiences.

The Artist-In-Residence Program aspires to share with the public the scenic beauty and stories of Rocky Mountain National Park through the world of art.

How to Apply
Artists must submit application materials and art samples exactly as indicated on the entry form. Insufficient, or excess materials, are causes for application rejection, as is an artist's proposed use of a work already in progress as a residency project.

Notifications will be made to finalists by April 15, 2012.

The Selection Process
A panel of professionals from diverse artistic disciplines will choose five to six finalists, with two alternates. Selection is based on artistic merit, the Statement of Purpose, and appropriateness to a national park residency. In addition, residencies awarded from 2012 through 2015 will be to artists whose proposed residency projects will serve to promote and celebrate Rocky's upcoming centennial in 2015.

Program Management
Rocky Mountain National Park's Artist-In-Residence Program is managed by the Division of Interpretation. It is one of the founding and longest running programs in the national park system. The works completed under this program contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of our national parks and create a legacy preserved for future generations.

Download printable brochure:

Download printable entry form:

Visit website:

Rocky Mountain National Park
1000 Highway 36
Estes Park, CO 80517-8397

Valcellina Award: MIXING CULTURES

Deadline: 30 November 2011 (POSTMARK)

Valcellina Award
International Contemporarty Textile/Fiber ARt Competition

Pordenone - Italia
15 May 2012

Le Arti Tessili Association is holding the well known international competition for the purpose of enhancing the knowledge and interest towards textile contemporary art among young people coming from different parts of the world, and encouraging new talents.

The competition theme is: Mixing Cultures

Artists are requested to produce a work that recovers/develops textile signs/techniques related to different cultures/civilizations.

1. The competition is open to all young people who were born from 1 January 1976 on.
2. Candidates are requested to pay an entry fee of 20—euros.
3. Official languages: English and Italian.
4. The work submitted must refer to the chosen theme: Mixing Cultures
5. The work submitted must be recent (dated not earlier than 2010) and never shown before.
6. Works can be bi- or three-dimensional or video.
7. A first selection of the works will be made by a jury of three professionals who will go through the portfolios submitted in due time. They will choose the works that will enter the competition. Their decisions will not be open to dispute.
8. The results of the first selection will be made known by 15 February 2012. The selected artists will be asked to send their work, and informed about the date the work must be sent to Maniago.
9. The works must be provided with a hanging device along with the indication of how they must be hanged or shown.
10. All transportation expenses will have to be borne by the artists.
11. A second jury of 5 textile experts will assign the prizes after inspecting the works submitted in due time. Their decisions will not be open to dispute.
12. The prize-granting ceremony will be held during the inauguration of the exhibition which is scheduled not later than 15 May 2012. The winners will be informed accordingly.
13. Information will be sent to the artists via e-mail with confirmation of receipt.
14. The names of the jury members will be made known in, in the press releases, and during the prize-granting ceremony.

The following prizes will be awarded (net value):
1st 1,500 € *
2nd 1,000 € *
3rd 500 € *
4th Calimala award offered by Gruppo Colle s.r.l. (5 kilos of textile fibers)

*One-month scholarships (free tutorial expenses) at Accademy of Fine Arts Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Koefia Academy of Haute Couture and Art of the Costume, Rome; and one-year “Digital textile design” at AFOL Milano-Fashion

Download Competition Rules (in English & Italian):

Complete details on website:

Info Valcellina Award Secretariat
Ufficio Turistico, c/o Museo dell’arte fabbrile e delle coltellerie
Via Maestri del Lavoro, 1
33085 Maniago
Pordenone - Italia
Tel: +39.0427.709063
fax +39.0427.707200

Wearable Art Awards

Deadline: December 2, 2011, 5pm (ONLINE)

Wearable Art Awards
Port Moody Arts Centre

Port Moody, British Columbia
March 1— April 8, 2012

The Wearable Art Awards is not a fashion show, it is a multi-media performance where the human body becomes a living, breathing, moving canvas. We are looking for more than a “pretty dress.” We are asking you to go deep into your imagination to create a wearable piece of art that challenges what most consider to be wearable, or everyday fashion.

The Wearable Art Awards is committed to challenging artists of all mediums to push their imaginations to create evocative, imaginative and thought provoking sculpture for the human body.

Entry fee: $25 for first entry, $40 for 2 entries, $50 for 3 entries

An entry must fall into one of the following three form-based categories. Cash prizes will be presented to category winners as determined by the jury.
 Headdress
 Brassiere
 Complete Outfit

Port Moody Arts Centre reserves the right to cancel categories at any point during the judging process. Port Moody Arts Centre reserves the right to move entries between categories if it is felt the entry is better suited to a category other than that for which it was originally submitted.

Entries must be a full outfit to be considered for this category. To be considered a full outfit, the entry should cover a model’s upper and lower body.

All entries will be juried based on the following criteria:
 Complete entry forms, images and fees received by deadline;
 All entries must be wearable, and able to withstand being put on and off our models multiple times for photo shoots, fittings and performances;
 Entry must not have been previously exhibited in the Tri-Cities area (Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam);
 Entries must be suitable for viewers of all ages;
 Creativity and originality;
 Design and the use of multiple elements and techniques;
 Quality of workmanship and construction;
 Overall presentation; and,
 Conceptual meaning and impact.

During the performance, entries will be judged on this criteria, weighted in favour of overall impression and conceptual message.

$5,000 in prize money will be awarded. Amount and number of prizes within categories will be dependent on the number of entries received and subject to the jury’s discretion. Maximum amount of a single prize to be awarded will be $500.

In addition to competing for a category win, entries will also be eligible for the following cash prize awards as determined by the jury:

 Material of the Year: Netting and Webbing
 Color of the Year: Purple
 Wearable Art of Tomorrow
 Second Life
 Student
 Best in Show
 People’s Choice Award

Download Application Form:

For more information, go to

If you have questions, please contact Ella Caranfil, Event Coordinator

Port Moody Arts Centre
2425 St. Johns Street
Port Moody BC V3H 2B2
t: 604.931.2008
f: 604.931.2052

Circle Craft Gallery Exhibitions

Deadline: January 23, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Circle Craft Gallery

Vancouver BC
2013 Shows

Circle Craft presents a new exhibition between February and November in the Gallery and the programme is booked a year in advance. Shows are invitational to members and non-members, and the Gallery Committee welcomes requests from any craftsperson working in British Columbia who feels ready to mount a show.

We are currently accepting applications for 2013 shows. The deadline for applications is Jan 23, 2012.

The Gallery Committee is responsible for selecting exhibitors.

Commission on gallery sales is 60% for members and 55% for non-members.

The Application should include: (truncated)

BIOGRAPHY (up to 200 words). Note background highlights linking with your work. Avoid long lists of academic history, shows or awards: just pick out what’s significant.

PHOTOS At least 6 high quality colour photographs of your work.

ARTIST STATEMENT (roughly 60 words) explaining who you are, what you make and why. Keep it simple and interesting. Statements from other years can be viewed on our website.

Download gallery application form:

Full details on website:

Circle Craft Co-Operative
#1 - 1666 Johnston St.
Vancouver BC V6H 3S2

American Tapestry Alliance: Pacific Portals

Deadline: January 15, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Pacific Portals
Unjuried Small Format Tapestry Exhibit
American Tapestry Alliance

Long Beach Public Library – Main Branch
Long Beach, California

The 9th, international, Unjuried Small Format tapestry exhibit sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance will be held in Long Beach, California during July of 2012. The exhibit Pacific Portals, will feature contemporary tapestries by established and emerging artists who are encouraged to experiment with technique and push boundaries as they weave within the 10 X 10 inch limitations in size.

Pacific Portals is open to all artists working with hand woven tapestry. Tapestry is defined as hand woven, weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts. The size of the tapestry may not exceed 10" x 10" x 1" deep (25cm x 25cm x 2.5cm). Artists may submit only one piece.

Group challenges and mentoring projects are encouraged. Work must be original, executed by the entrant, of recent completion and not shown in a prior ATA show.

Presentation of the Work
All tapestries must be ready to install with hanging devices.

Submission of artwork constitutes permission for ATA to reproduce images of the submitted tapestries for publicity and promotional purposes including the internet.

ATA will produce a catalog for the show and every participant will receive a copy. Tapestries will be photographed upon arrival and those photos will be used for the catalog. Catalogs will be sent to the participants when the tapestries are returned at the end of the show.

Download Entry Form:

Visit website:

Contact Merna Strauch:; 310.454.8322


Deadline: 12 February 2012 (POSTMARK)

Textilsammlung Max Berk
Kurpfälzisches Museum

Heidelberg, Germany
9 September 2012 to 6 January 2013

The Textilsammlung Max Berk · Kurpfälzisches Museum is holding the 5th European Quilt Triennial, which is expected to be shown in Heidelberg from 9 September 2012 to 6 January 2013 and subsequently at Kreismuseum Zons in Germany, Textilmuseum St. Gallen in Switzerland, and at the prestigious Festival of Quilts in Birmingham/UK in August 2013. Plans for further exhibitions in Germany and other countries are currently under discussion.

 Participants must be resident in Europe.

 The work must display the basic structural characteristics of a quilt. It must be made of flexible material. The use of additional materials is permitted. The whole work or a work made of several individual pieces must comprise at least two layers of material joined together with quilting stitch.
 The work may contain traditional elements but as a whole must show an original design idea. Stagnation of craft and design, aiming only at technical perfection, will not be accepted for participation. Copies of works or works designed by other people are not permitted, nor are any quilts created in workshops.
 The work must not be older than 12 months at the time of entry and must not be submitted concurrently to any other competition.
 The work must not have been shown or be shown in public before the exhibition in the autumn of 2012.
 The work must have a minimum size of 1 m² and a maximum size of 4 m². When quoting the size on the forms and photo material, always state the height before the width.
 Each quilt must have a tunnel at least 8 cm wide on the reverse, or the quilt must have its own means of hanging, including a rod/rail. However, three-dimensional objects that can be displayed as free-standing or hanging artefacts are explicitly permitted.
 Garments are not accepted.
 Each participant may submit entries for a maximum of 2 works (please use a separate form for each piece). However, only one piece will be accepted for the exhibition. By submitting an entry, the participant accepts the conditions of the competition and undertakes to make those works selected available for the exhibition. Participants failing to comply with these terms will be excluded completely from the competition.

Non-refundable registration fee of €25.00 (for up to two pieces)

PRIZES: Three prizes will be awarded

▪ 1st prize: Doris Winter Memorial Prize for innovation in material, technique and design to the amount of €5,000 donated by the Betty Barclay Group
▪ 2nd prize of €1,000 for talented young quilters under the age of 40
▪ 3rd prize of €1,000 for innovation in a large format (minimum 3 m², maximum 4 m²)

The winners will be selected by the jury. The jury reserves the right to withhold any of the prizes if none of the entries meets the respective requirements.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website:

Textilsammlung Max Berk · Kurpfälzisches Museum
Postfach 105520 D – 69045
Heidelberg Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)6221 800 317
Fax: +49 (0)6221 584 699 050

Centenary of Canberra - A Legacy of Good Design

Deadline: 2 December 2011 (RECEIVE)

Centenary of Canberra
- A Legacy of Good Design

Canberra ACT
Winning Products available through 2013

Centenary of Canberra - a legacy of good design is a competition to design unique, high quality objects, to be produced and sold as memorabilia for the city's centenary in 2013.

This project aims to:

invite craft practitioners and designer makers of the ACT Region to create a product of memorabilia that recognises and celebrates 100 years of Canberra as Australia's national capital;
celebrate the contribution and history of craft and design in Canberra;
showcase and provide opportunities for Canberra's craft practitioners and designer makers; and
encourage new partnerships between these creative industries and manufacturers, with a view to increasing the manufacturing capacity of the Canberra region.

About the competition
The competition is open to all Canberra and local region residents.

10 finalists, selected from the entries, will each receive $1,000 to develop their design concept into a prototype. The first 10 finalists will be selected on the concept, design and ability to manufacture the memorabilia.

These 10 finalists will then present their prototype and the concept behind the design, to a panel of experts.

From the initial 10 finalists 4 products (winners) will be selected.

Each of the 4 winners will be contracted to manufacture the memorabilia product and paid an amount of $10,000 for the production costs of the initial run of the memorabilia product.

The Competition Guidelines outline the competition structure, eligibility, selection criteria, retail, marketing and distribution and key dates.

Download guidelines: of good design_guidelines.pdf

Visit website for more information:

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
PO Box 992, Civic Square ACT 2608
Contact: Hamilton Darroch, Project Manager
Telephone (02) 6262 9333
Fax (02) 6262 9666

Brooklyn Artists Gym: Collaborations

Deadline: December 18, 2012 (ONLINE)

Open Call: Collaborations
Brooklyn Artists Gym

Brooklyn NY
January 28, 2012 to February 6, 2012


Christo and Jeanne Claude. McCartney and Lennon. Cookies and milk. In collaboration, sometimes a sum is greater than its individual parts.

Compelling works of art have often been produced by the meeting of two creative minds, or as a result of one artist’s exposure to the work of another. Historically, schools of art were a breeding ground for new ideas, where artists could learn from their masters and grow from one another, bringing the large world in a little closer. To share images and ideas over distances was difficult, but expected as part of one’s training. It was simply a stepping stone to individual fame.

In the age of Flikr, FaceBook, and, artists may now share their work with the world at the touch of a button. We can choose to bridge an ocean in an instant, or to isolate our work entirely. It is entirely ours to decide. So the choice to collaborate may now be deliberate; choosing to ‘share’ can be more profound than an RSS feed, more mindful than physical proximity, and more creative than working alone. How have you combined your work, your world, and your vision with that of another artist? What have you chosen to create together? We are interested in seeing what the meeting of your creative minds has produced.

For our ‘Collaboration’ show, all entries must be the combined work of two or more artists. Please briefly indicate in your artists’ statement the nature of your collaboration, as well as a 1-2 paragraph explanation of your work.

Open to all media.

* Your application fee covers submission of up to three finished pieces.
* All submitted work must be no larger than 8′ tall and/or 8′ wide. Unless otherwise stated, large or structurally-invasive installations cannot be considered due to the size of our gallery.
* All artwork must be ready to hang or install.
* If you plan to frame your work, it must be a neutral frame (white, black, or natural wood not exceeding the size of the work by more than 3″ on any side) unless otherwise noted in your application. More elaborate framing is welcome as long as it is integral to the piece, and indicated in your images or application.
* Both US and international artists are welcome to apply as long as their work can arrive in the gallery on time. Shipping costs will be your own responsibility.
* If you would like insurance on your work, that is your own responsibility.
* BAG receives a 30% commission on any sales made during the show.

Application Fee: $20.00

Application and additional information online:

Brooklyn Artists Gym
168 7th Street
Brooklyn NY 11215
phone: 718-858-9069

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lark Crafts: 500 Paper Objects

September 26, 2011 (POSTMARK)

500 Paper Objects
Lark Crafts

Asheville, NC
Publishing Opportunity

Juror: Gene McHugh, Kress Fellow, Whitney Museum of American Art

Lark Crafts seeks images to publish a juried collection of paper objects. Each piece must prominently feature paper. Materials other than paper may be included, but paper must be the focus and should occupy roughly 80% of the piece. The collection will feature a wide variety of techniques (ex: origami, kirigami, folding, tearing, cutting, stitching, quilling, papier mache, casting) and forms (sculpture, installations, jewelry, fashion, wall pieces, vessels, toys, etc.) with a wide variety of textures and colors. All paper forms will be considered, and we welcome up to four submissions per artist.

We can only accept high-quality digital images (no slides or transparencies). There is no entry fee. Artists will receive full acknowledgment within the book, one complimentary copy, and discounts on the purchase of additional books. Artists retain copyright of their work.

NOTE: Pay close attention to the photographic requirements. Submissions that do not meet the requirements will not be considered.

Entries must be postmarked by September 26, 2011.

Important: Lark Crafts will only publish photos of entries containing text and images that are free of copyright or for which the artist (or approved institution) holds copyright.

All visuals submitted must represent work that is original in design. Please choose work that reflects the book’s concept. A maximum of four entries per artist is allowed. An entry may consist of no more than two visuals: an overall shot and one detail (or alternate view). All entries must be mailed in the same packet. We do not accept e-mailed submissions.

As this is a gallery book, we can’t stress enough the importance of excellent quality images. We strongly recommend having professional photography done to best showcase your work.

We prefer images of pieces that have not been published previously, and please do NOT submit images of pieces that have been published in any Lark book. Recent work is strongly preferred.

Download Guidelines/Entry Form:

Visit website for more information:

500 Paper Objects
Lark Crafts
67 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801

Richmond Art Gallery: Mail Art Exhibition

Deadline: October 1, 2011 (RECEIVE)

International Mail Art Exhibition & Swap
Richmond Art Gallery

Richmond, BC
November 17, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Artists from all over the world are invited to contribute their work for the Richmond Art Gallery’s Mail Art Exhibition and Swap. This exhibition is intended to be a cultural exchange, where artists exhibit their works and receive new works as part of a swap. This shared enterprise is free from the rules of the art market, and yet we ask artists to respond to the theme of “economy” in all its forms.

Mail Art (aka Postal Art) is an art form where artists exchange artworks and correspondence through the mail to one another. The historical roots of Mail Art can be traced back to the Fluxus art movement of the 1960s, where several artists associated with the Fluxus movement began to work with Mail Art as the non-commercial exchange of creative ideas, correspondence and images in mailable formats that existed outside of the gallery system. In the 1970s Mail Art grew as an international art movement, and continues on nowadays with the help of the internet.

Theme: Economy
Technique: OPEN
Size: 5” x 5” (120 mmx 120 mm) – only works of this size will be accepted
Include: Full name, Address, Country, Title of work, Medium, Year, E-mail address
$3 CDN (or equivalent) for return postage, or SASE from Canada

Download entry form:

Visit website for information:

Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC V6Y.1R9

some things looming: 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays

Deadline: October 8, 2011 (POSTMARK)

2nd Annual Handmade Holidays
some things looming

Reading PA
September 18, 2011 - December 24, 2011

Open to all fine craft media: fiber, metal, wood, ceramics, glass, etc.

All work priced under $300.00.

All work must be original, one-of-a-kind, made by the artist submitting entry.

Artists must submit up to a minimum of six (6) representative images, providing detail views of finishing work if appropriate.

Alternatively, PA Craft Guild juried status need to submit three images. (Note: A Craft Guild juried status is a plus but is not mandatory).

Fee: $25.00

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for more details:

some things looming
526 Washington Street
Reading 19601
phone: 610.373.7337

Art Saint Louis: MEMORY

Deadline: November 18, 2011 by 5 p.m. (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Art Exhibition
Art Saint Louis

St. Louis, MO
January 16 to February 23, 2012

Works submitted for this juried exhibit should explore the theme of memory. All interpretations are encouraged.

Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius. Chicago, IL and Kansas City, MO are not eligible.

Artists may submit up to 2 original artworks in all styles & all media*. *NO ceiling installed work. *No works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, painted on, or affixed directly to Gallery walls. 3-d, over-sized or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of ASL Gallery Director. 3-d works that are extremely fragile, unstable or do not sit flat on a pedestal are discouraged. Video or works that require electricity: Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present & view the work, including cords, DVD player, monitor, etc. Work must be completed in the last two years (2009-2011). Works not previously exhibited in any exhibit in the Art Saint Louis Gallery. Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in the St. Louis region June—December 2011. Size limits: artwork must fit through standard sized double doors. Final installation size not to exceed 10’ high and/or 14’ wide.

Patty Heyda, artist, Professor, Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, St. Louis, MO; and W. Elysse Newman, architect, Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, St. Louis, MO.

Download prospectus:

Visit website for details:

QUESTIONS? Robin Hirsch, Associate Director & Gallery Director of Art Saint Louis
phone: 314/241-4810, 2#

Pfister Hotel Artist-In-Residence

Deadline: December 1, 2011 (EMAIL)

Pfister Hotel

Milwaukee, WI

The Pfister Hotel’s Artist-In-Residence program features a working art studio and gallery and is open to hotel guests and visitors to enjoy. Long known for its expansive Victorian art collection, The Pfister is now entering the third year of the program.

The Pfister’s Artist-In-Residence program is a member of the International Alliance of Artists Communities. This service organization includes more than 250 members – a diverse field of artists’ communities, residency programs, individuals and institutions that support living artists in the creation of new work – from across
the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries worldwide.

The Pfister artist in residence receives a $1000 monthly stipend and complimentary meals within the hotel's cafeteria.

1. This Pfister Artist-In-Residence application form.
2. A current resume.
3. A CD with 10 high-resolution digital images of recent work with name, title of the pictured work, media, dimensions and date on each jpeg.
4. A brief 200 word proposal.
5. A cover letter describing relevant qualifications, why The Pfister’s Artist-In-Residence program is appropriate for your body of work, the extent of your experience in the materials and processes used and a brief statement about work; e.g. aesthetics, working methods, etc.
6. Documentation of lecturing or art history background.
7. Availability for initial phone interview, followed by in-person interview.
8. Two written professional references from the regional art community supporting your application.

1. Catalogues, reviews and/or other publications about your art are helpful.
2. Drawings of the works hoped to undertake are helpful.

Download Application & Guidelines:

Visit website for information:

Pfister Hotel
424 East Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Lark Crafts: 500 Lights

Deadline: March 1, 2012 (POSTMARK)

500 Lights
Lark Crafts

Asheville, NC
Publishing Opportunity

Lark is seeking images to publish in a juried collection of handcrafted lights. The juror will be Christopher Poehlmann, owner of CP Lighting, an internationally regarded company producing handcrafted decorative light fixtures for over 20 years. 500 Lights will be published in Spring 2013. You may submit up to four entries. There is no entry fee. Entries must be postmarked by March 01, 2012.

Submissions may include chandeliers, lamps, sconces, pendants, and installations. Lights must be designed and built by individual designers and/or small shops as unique objects, limited editions, or customized originals. Work may be created from any material including but not limited to: paper, metal, plastic, wood, fiber, neon, ceramic, glass, and found objects. Artists and Designers applying may utilize any method of working available to the small shop from handwork to CNC fabrication. Electric-powered lamps are preferred, though we will also consider battery-operated lamps and possibly candle-lit pieces, but absolutely no candles by themselves. We are looking to publish a body of work that showcases the wide variety of creative talent in the art and design world as it applies to the human need for light: the
continuum between Art and Design, Form and Function, Handcraft and High Tech.

The juror will be Christopher Poehlmann, owner of CP Lighting, an internationally regarded company producing handcrafted decorative light fixtures for over 20 years.

We can accept only high-quality digital images (no slides or transparencies). There is no entry fee. Artists will receive full acknowledgment within the book, one complimentary copy, and discounts on the purchase of additional books. Artists retain copyright of their work. You may enter up to four pieces. As we’re especially interested in the exact process used, the juror may contact you directly with follow-up questions regarding submitted work for more details regarding the techniques utilized.

As this is a gallery book we can’t stress enough the importance of excellent quality images. We often advise artists that it can be worth having professional photography done even if their pieces end up not being juried into the book, because then they have professional images available for various marketing uses—for website, business cards, brochures, submissions in competitions, etc.) We prefer images of pieces that have not been published previously, and please do NOT
submit images of pieces that have been published in any Lark book. Recent work is strongly preferred.

Download Entry Form:

Visit website for more information:

500 Lights
Lark Crafts
67 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801

Thursday, September 15, 2011

We're Back from Break

Greetings Readers:

We have finally returned from our much needed break to bring you a slew of new opportunities. The items posted today are just a taste of what's to come. Please expect another posting tomorrow after which our publishing schedule will resume as normal—once a week.

This season we hope to expand our offerings in an effort to give you several new "things to do" whilst visiting the site (or reading the feed). Also expect to see other tweaks in the next few weeks.

We are very glad to be back and extremely excited about the impending improvements.

Best Regards,

Elise N.

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE): Call for Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: October 16, 2011 midnight PST {Pacific Standard Time} (ONLINE)

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE)

Reston, VA
2013 Season

GRACE (Greater Reston Arts Center) is a non-profit arts center in Northern Virginia dedicated to presenting visual art that illuminates new ideas and promotes dialogue between artists and audience. The exhibition program offers artists from the mid-Atlantic region opportunities to experiment and expand their work in an open, contemporary space. Artists living or working in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia are invited to submit proposals.

GRACE exhibitions are scheduled from September through July and include solo exhibitions, thematic shows, site-specific and inter-active installations, and an annual juried exhibition. The arts center also sponsors opening receptions, artist talks, workshops, readings, music, dance, and other cultural programs as part of its mission to engage the community in contemporary art.

The arts center is now accepting proposals for periods of approximately 4 – 6 weeks from November 2012 through September of 2013. Six solo artists will be grouped into two Focus Exhibitions, each featuring three artists in separate areas of the gallery. Group exhibition proposals are also welcomed.

Artists living in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia who have not had a solo exhibition at GRACE within the past three years are eligible. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

Artwork in all media is acceptable and must have been created within the past three years. Artwork must fit through the gallery’s double doors.

All proposals for exhibitions at Greater Reston Arts Center must be submitted online through

Artists will be notified on December 12, 2011

• $25 ($10 for GRACE members) Become a GRACE member at GRACE Membership

The Exhibition Committee, comprised of artists, curators, and other arts professionals, considers proposals based on artistic merit, conceptual integrity, and relationship to the arts center’s mission and its unique architectural space.

Each proposal requires an online application, a non-refundable application fee, and images and/or new media.

Artists may submit multiple applications with fees and different images.

Group exhibition proposals should submit a curator’s proposal/statement, list all participating artists, and follow the guidelines regarding images. Group proposals are required to pay only one fee.

Each application requires the following:
• Images (see below for specifications)
• Resume
• Proposal for Exhibition/Artist Statement
• Non-refundable application fee
• Link to artist website (optional)

Please contact GRACE directly if you have questions.
703.471.9242 ext.113

Download Prospectus:

Go to website to download floor plan:

Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street Suite #103
Reston, VA 20190
phone: 703.471.9242
fax: 703.471.0952

L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2012 Cultural Program

Deadline: 21 October 2011 (ONLINE)

L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2012 Cultural Program

Melbourne, Victoria
Fashion Festival dates: 8-15 March 2012
Cultural Program dates: 1-31 March 2012

The L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) Cultural Program provides a forum for designers, artists and curators to present their fashion-inspired creative work to the public during the month of March each year. Extending beyond the officially programmed events of the Festival week, the Cultural Program embraces broader creative parameters of how fashion can be showcased and experienced, far beyond the runway.

Diverse, inspiring, educational and often surprising, the LMFF Cultural Program engages fashion-loving audiences in an exciting range of activities that cross the breadth of the city and beyond. In 2012, regional activities will be included in the program to ensure that the national community buzzes with cultural happenings that celebrate how fashion reaches every one, every day.

LMFF invites designers, artists, curators, cultural organisations and institutions to submit a proposal to be included in the 2012 LMFF Cultural Program:

•Concepts should integrally relate to fashion and be creative, innovative and relevant for both an industry and general audience.
•Proposed activities must be self produced/managed and self funded. Discretionary support (non-financial) may be given by the Cultural Program Manager, by formal request and on approval.
•Proposed activities must fit within the specified program categories. Exceptions may be granted via special review.
•EOI Applications will be reviewed by the LMFF Creative Director and the LMFF Cultural Program Committee who have full and final discretion over the program.

•Applicants must fill out all required fields in the Expression of Interest form (or provide explanatory notes if any field is inapplicable or not yet confirmed).
•Expressions of Interest will be compiled and assess in two rounds; applicants will be notified of admission into the program or otherwise after the deadline dates detailed in the downloadable form.
•LMFF encourages participants to seek self-initiated sponsorship and please consult the Cultural Program Manager in this process as it may be necessary to give the LMFF official partners first right of refusal where relevant.
•Participants must seek permission from the Cultural Program Manager to use the LMFF logo on activity related material; a full set of guidelines will be distributed to all approved participants.


•There is no fee to submit an Expression of Interest.
•There is a $100 administration and program listing fee to take part in the Cultural Program of the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival. This fee will be invoiced to successful applicants.
•All accepted participants will be required to supply text and images for the LMFF official website and program by the agreed deadline and will receive an ‘Agreement of Participation’ letter outlining terms of acceptance.
•All participants must cover their own insurance policy requirements.
•LMFF will require all participants to provide post-event data regarding attendance, number of designers/artists/participants included in the activity. This data is confidentially, internally analysed for the purpose of compiling Economic Impact information and other LMFF funding related KPIs. Please be aware of this requirement from the EOI submission stage and put data collection processes in place from the outset of your activity once accepted into the Cultural Program.


Round 1 Application Deadline: Friday 21 October 2011

Note: Applications will be accepted after this date however LMFF encourages all applicants to adhere to the Round 1 deadline in the interests of early approval of inclusion and subsequent publicity benefits.

Round 2 Applications Deadline: Friday 25 November 2011

LMFF will assess submissions in two rounds to provide for the requirement for earlier approvals as may be required by applicants (for the further submission of grants, sponsorship requests etc) as well as the shorter lead time activities. Applicants will be advised of inclusion or otherwise in the program in the weeks following each deadline date.

Visit website for more information:

Proposal submissions:

For general Festival enquiries please email:

L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival

Level 2
175 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Victoria, 3000 Australia

PO Box 18027, Collins Street East
Victoria, 8003, Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9654 5599
Fax: +61 3 9654 9679

Tubac Center of the Arts: Arizona Aqueous XXVI

Deadline: October 27, 2011 (EMAIL) and (POSTMARK)

Arizona Aqueous XXVI
A National, Juried Exhibition
Tubac Center of the Arts

Tubac, AZ
January 12 to March 11, 2012

Water based pigments on paper must constitute the major portion of the work. Entries composed of paper constructions, paper sculpture, paper collage, cut paper, mobiles or two or three dimensional wall pieces, and installations are eligible.

Artists are urged to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach, whether representational or abstract. Work must have been completed within the last 24 months. Work that has been previously displayed in Tubac is not eligible. All work must be the original creation of the artist.


• Jurying will be done on the basis of digital images in a jpg format only.
• Up to four works may be entered for consideration.
• No more than two works per artist will be selected.

Non-refundable fee
• $35 for 1-2 entries ($25 TCA Members)
• $45 for 3-4 entries ($35 TCA Members)

If you do not have email capability, contact Susannah Castro at TCA to make alternate arrangements for entry submission.

Jean A. Burgess Award - $300
Best of Show - $200
Award of Excellence - $150
Harley Brown Creative Mind Award - $125
URSUS Abstract Award - $100
Award of Merit - $100

Download Entry Form for complete details:

Visit website for more information:

Questions? Call 520-398-2371 or email

Tubac Center of the Arts (tca)
9 Plaza Road, PO Box 1911
Tubac, AZ 85646
Deadline: October 31, 2011 by 5:00pm (HAND DELIVERY) or (POSTMARK)

Jack Straw Productions
Artist Residency Programs

Seattle, WA
2012 Program

THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs.

Established and emerging artists working in any discipline or genre may apply to any one of the residency programs offered. Artists living outside of the Puget Sound region may apply, but should be aware that expenses for travel, lodging, etc. are not included in the award.

Current Jack Straw staff, interns, board members, or their immediate family members may not apply. Artists participating in 2011 programs may not apply again for the same program in 2012; however, they may apply for a program in which they did not participate in the previous calendar year.

Artist Support Program applications are evaluated and awarded by a multidisciplinary selection panel. The panelists change each year, and are all established artists and arts professionals invited by Jack Straw staff. The names of the panelists will be made public after the selection process has been completed. All applicants will be notified of the results in writing. Please allow at least twelve weeks after deadline dates for the review and notification process to be completed.

The process can be highly competitive depending on the number and range of applications. Panelists will base their selections upon the excellence of the work represented in the support materials provided by the applicant; the artistic merit of the proposed project; the feasibility of the proposed project; and the subjective response of the panelists to the applicant’s proposal/work in comparison to the other submissions received.

Download Program Application & Guidelines: doc OR pdf format

QUESTIONS? Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions on the website: If your question is not answered, please call (206) 634-0919 or e-mail

Jack Straw Productions
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Smithsonian Institution: Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013

Deadline: October 31, 2011 midnight MT {Mountain Time} (ONLINE)

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013
Smithsonian Institution
National Portrait Gallery

Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
Washington DC
March 22, 2013 to January 4, 2014

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition is currently scheduled as a triennial event. OBPC 2013 is open to all visual arts media.

Who May Enter

The competition is open to all artists, 18 years of age and older (as of January 1, 2011), who are legal residents of the United States or its territories with an address in the United States at the time of the competition. Employees, volunteers or interns, Regents, and members of advisory boards of the Smithsonian Institution and their immediate families (children, siblings, and spouses), competition sponsors, employees or immediate families of the judges, and their respective agents are not eligible. No work previously submitted for this competition is eligible for resubmission, but artists included in previous competitions may enter again, with the exception of the first-prize winner in a previous Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

What to Enter

The work entered should be understood as a portrait in the broadest sense. It may be a traditional, representational work or it may be a more experimental portrait, but it must be based on the artist’s direct contact with any living individual (s). Self-portraits will be accepted.

Each artist may enter only one portrait, and it must have been completed after January 1, 2010.

Entries will be accepted in all visual arts media, including, but not restricted to: painting, drawing and watercolor, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, photography, prints, video, film, and other digital or time-based media.

Paintings, drawings, pastels and watercolors should be framed (strip frames are acceptable). Paintings should preferably be unglazed. Works on paper should be framed and glazed with UV filter glass or plexiglass. All two-dimensional work shall measure no more than 7 feet by 7 feet by 8 inches (including frame), nor should they weigh more than 150 pounds. The National Portrait Gallery will provide attachment hardware for works selected for exhibition.

Photographs and prints should be framed and glazed with UV filter glass or plexiglass. All two-dimensional works must measure no more than 7 feet by 7 feet by 8 inches (including frame), nor should they weigh more than 150 pounds. The National Portrait Gallery will provide attachment hardware for works selected for exhibition.

Sculptures may be freestanding or wall-mounted and may be composed of any sculptural medium. This includes, but is not limited to, stone, metal, fiber, clay, wood, paper, or resin. Sculptures should not exceed 7 feet (height) by 7 feet by 4 feet in size, nor should they weigh more than 150 pounds. The National Portrait Gallery will provide platforms, pedestals, or attachment hardware for sculpture selected for exhibition.

Video, film, digital and time-based media will be accepted, and special instructions for entering these works will be available in the online entry form. The online entry form MUST be completed.

Entry Method

The first round of jurying will be done online via Café.org/WESTAF so DO NOT send the original artwork. Online entry is required via this Web site and Café.org/WESTAF. Check the website for complete details.

Online entry and image: You will need to fill out an online entry form and upload at least one image to the competition Web site via Café.org/WESTAF. You may submit up to 2 JPEG images of your portrait.

For online entry with uploaded images, the fee is $35, payable by credit card. All fees are nonrefundable.

The National Portrait Gallery reserves the right to limit the number of entries accepted and may close online entry at any time between September 1 and October 31, 2011.


Judging will be done by a panel of experts selected by the National Portrait Gallery, who will initially select approximately 100 semifinalists. On or before April 15, 2012, the National Portrait Gallery will contact artists who have been selected as semifinalists by e-mail.

Artists whose work was not selected for further consideration will also be notified at this time.


The grand prize is $25,000. The winner will also have an opportunity for a commission to create a portrait of a remarkable living American for the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. The artist and the National Portrait Gallery will work together to select the subject of the portrait and the fee for the commission.

The second prize will be $7,500. The third prize will be $5,000. The judges may commend up to four additional works with prizes of $1,000 each. The People’s Choice Award winner will receive $500.

The decision of the judges is final, and no challenges will be permitted.

Winners of cash prizes are responsible for all taxes due on such awards.

Visit website for complete details including rules of entry:

After reading the rules and FAQs, if you have questions about the competition or entry process, email:

Smithsonian Institution
Donald W. Reynolds Center for
American Art and Portraiture
National Portrait Gallery
Eighth and F streets N.W.
Washington DC

Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show

Two Deadlines: (Hand Delivery)

December 2, 2011
December 3, 2011

Annual Juried Show
Abington Art Center

Jenkintown PA
December 10, 2011 to January 29, 2012

Abington Art Center celebrates talent with an Annual Juried Show in December and January. Over 50 works of art by local and regional artists are featured. A number of awards provide recognition to the artists for Best in Show, Ceramics, Jewelry, Works on Paper and more. Each year the show is juried by a different art professional--this year's juror is Lee Stoetzel. For the last 14 years Stoetzel has worked as Co-Curator and Director of the West Collection, a corporate collection housed at SEI Investments Oaks, PA.

Rules of Entry
1.$10.00 entry fee. Free for AAC members. AAC membership is available for $50 a year; membership also allows free entry into annual Curatorial Review.
For info call (215)887-4882.

2. Each artist may submit two (2) entries of any medium created in the last three years, not previously exhibited at AAC.

3. All work must be clearly labeled. Hanging works must be properly framed and wired. No clip frames. Size must be limited to 60 inches in any direction and 75lbs overall. All works, particularly 3-D works must be stable and able to be handled.

4. Fill out the entry form and labels (on back) completely.

Friday, December 2 • 10am to 5pm
Saturday, December 3 • 10am to 3pm

Notification & Removal
Only selected artists will be notified by phone.
All entrants should plan to pick up their work on Tuesday, December 6 • 10am to 9pm

30% commission on sales.

AAC reserves the right to exclude any work which presents difficulty in size or installation, or does not adhere to rules of entry.

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Abington Art Center
515 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown PA 19046

2012 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

Nov 1, 2011
Nov 15, 2011 (Late Application--Additional Fee applies)

2012 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE)

Reston Town Center
Reston, Virginia
May 19 and 20, 2012

The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival showcases the best contemporary fine art and craft from around the country. Artists are selected on the basis of quality, originality, and craftsmanship by a panel of jurors who are experts in their fields. Award winners from the previous year and six percent of participating artists are invited by the festival organizers. In 2011, thirty percent of exhibitors were first-time artists. The festival is produced by Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in support of its exhibition, education, and outreach programs. No sales commissions are charged and festival admission is free but voluntary donations are encouraged. 100% of the funds collected go directly to support GRACE’s mission.

All applications to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival must be submitted online through

Early Deadline: November 1, 2011, Midnight EDT
Late Deadline: November 15, 2011, Midnight EST

The non-refundable fee for applications of $50 is payable online or via the mail by check. Early or late deadline dates apply.

TO ENTER: Each application requires an online application, a non-refundable application fee, and artwork images for consideration by the jury.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES: Artists must submit separate applications, fees, and images for each medium in which they wish to be considered. Artists may submit only one application per medium.

ACCEPTABLE MEDIA: Ceramics, Decorative Fibers, Drawing & Pastels, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media 2D, Mixed Media 3D, Oil & Acrylic Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wearable Art, Wood

IMAGES: Applicants must electronically submit four artwork images and one booth image (mandatory) that are fully representative of the work they will exhibit at the 2012 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival.

ELIGIBILITY: The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is open to all artists 18 years of age and older. All work must be original, well conceived, and expertly executed by hand or with appropriate tools by the exhibiting artist. Artwork produced with commercial kits (e.g. molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms) or by other commercial methods is not eligible. Collaborative work must be submitted as a joint application. Studios producing works in volume are not eligible. T-shirts, commercial clothing, candles, soap, and reproductions (other than those listed in the Rules) are not eligible. All work must have been created within the last two years.

AWARDS: Greater Reston Arts Center recognizes outstanding work through Awards of Excellence in Contemporary Art. A panel of judges knowledgeable in fine art and craft visits each artist on the first day of the festival and selects award winners. Awardees receive cash prizes and are automatically juried into the following year’s festival.

Note: 2011 award winners must complete a 2012 application but the application fee will be waived.

NOTIFICATIONS: Jury results will be sent to applicants by individual email on January 17, 2012.


Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street, Suite 103
Reston, VA 20190
Tel: 703.471.9242
Fax: 703.471.0952

Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: November 7, 2011 by 4:00 PM (RECEIVE)

Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program
Spring Semester 2012
Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
January 7, 2012 through May 4, 2012

Florida Atlantic University proudly announces the Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program in coordination with the Jaffe Center for Book Arts for Spring Semester 2012. JCBA is located at Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. The center revolves around a core collection of artists' books and its educational mission focuses on all aspects of the book arts, including hand papermaking and paper decoration, letterpress printing and alternative print techniques, and bookbinding in its traditional form as well as contemporary book structures.

Income from this endowed fund, established in 2011 by poet and artist Helen M. Salzberg, will enable artists working in the Book Arts to come to the Jaffe Center on a semester basis to work and teach at the center. While here, the artist will produce a creative project using JCBA studios and also teach a workshop for FAU students and the general public and mentor FAU students as his or her schedule allows. We are excited about the opportunity for our students to work alongside highly talented and creative book artists.

Two residencies will be awarded each academic year: one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. The Artist in Residence (AIR) selected each semester will get his or her own office at JCBA and full use of the JCBA studios (papermaking, letterpress and book studios). The artist's residency will last for 12 weeks, though shorter or longer residencies may be accommodated as needed. In the application process, if an artist has a particularly ambitious creative project in mind, the artist may apply for a residency that would encompass two semesters. Should the two-semester residency be awarded in this case, the artist would be expected to teach one workshop in each semester.

The AIR will receive a stipend of $5,000 for the semester. The artist is responsible for transportation, housing, parking, meals and materials for his or her creative project. JCBA will provide materials for workshops.

The residency for the Spring Semester 2012 is expected to take place within the period of January 7, 2012 through May 4, 2012.

The AIR is expected to complete a Creative Project while in residency at JCBA. We are open to all Creative Project ideas, but the project should include some aspect of the book arts. A limited edition book is a logical Creative Project, but we will gladly consider other projects that somehow incorporate paper or print or creative approaches to the book arts. We have a very broad definition of the Book at JCBA, and we welcome each artist's unique approach and perspective. If you think there's a connection, there probably is.

The AIR will teach a workshop, and depending on the nature of the workshop, it may be one that meets for one or two intensive days or it may be one that meets over the course of the semester. The workshop would most likely be one that covers some aspect of the book arts in handmade paper, paper decoration, print or binding, but again, we are open to other concepts, too.

JCBA studios will be open and available for the AIR's use and for the workshop taught by the AIR. (The list of available equipment in each studio is availaible on the website.)

Artists who wish to compete for consideration for this prestigious opportunity must submit their application and support materials for review by a JCBA panel comprised of book artists and book arts enthusiasts. Your application packet must be submitted via post or delivered in person to JCBA and should include the following:

1. Completed application, or suitable cover letter that supplies the same information requested on the pdf.
2. Brief narrative of the creative project you envision.
3. Brief narrative of the workshop you would like to teach.
4. Current resume.
5. Any support materials you care to include: we welcome images of your work, sketches for the creative project, video... be creative and have fun.

All applications will be weighed equally by our panel.

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Visit website for additional details:

The Arthur & Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Wimberly Library, Room 350/ 3rd floor east
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Telephone: 561.297.0226.