Friday, April 27, 2012

Maryland Art Place Curators’ Incubator Program

Deadline: May 12, 2012 (POSTMARK) or (HAND DELIVERY)

10th Anniversary Curators’ Incubator Program

Maryland Art Place
Baltimore, Maryland
May 2 to June 22, 2013

Maryland Art Place (MAP) announces a call for curators to participate in the 10th Curators' Incubator exhibition competition. This program was developed to provide a creative space for the region’s aspiring curators to develop and present their concepts. MAP guides the curatorial process through the counsel of its Program Advisory Committee.

Curators' proposals will be juried by MAP's Program Advisory Committee. The selected curator or curatorial team will be chosen to fully develop an exhibition scheduled for MAY 2 – JUNE 22, 2013. MAP welcomes discussion with curators prior to the deadline to assist in developing strong proposals.

The call for entry requires that curators complete an application form and submit a proposal, outlining the curators' ideas and goals in a statement of intent, while including a short bio for each artist intended to be included in the exhibition. Curators may not include themselves in the exhibition. After the initial review of proposals, a small number of curators will be asked to advance to the second phase of the application process where they will submit additional information, including

images of artists’ work being proposed for inclusion in the exhibition. Curators will be asked to come to MAP to present their proposals and if selected, will receive individual mentorship as they work to develop their exhibitions for debut in MAP’s galleries and to strengthen their curatorial writing in preparation for publication in a program catalogue.

Selected curators will be responsible for coordinating the delivery and both the installation and de-installation of artists’ work. They will also be responsible for unusual expenses regarding the installation and removal of their exhibitions, and must sign an agreement that their exhibition space will be returned to its original condition.

There is no fee to participate in the Curators’ Incubator program.

The deadline for submitting materials to be considered for the 10th Anniversary Curators’ Incubator Program is 5pm, May 12, 2012. Materials can be either hand-delivered to MAP or post marked.

Download 10th Anniversary Curators' Incubator Application (pdf)

Visit website for additional details:

Maryland Art Place (MAP)
Power Plant Live!
8 Market Place, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts Residency Program

Deadline: May 18, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Art & Community Visual Arts Residency Program
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Wilmington, DE
Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Purpose of the Residency

• to allow artists to conceive, implement, and manage a project that engages a community group in meaningful art experiences
• to encourage the work of innovative artists
• to infuse challenging ideas and issues into the community

Eligibility and Requirements

Artists in all visual and interdisciplinary art media involving the visual arts are eligible to apply subject to the following:
• Artists must be United States citizens.
• Artists are responsible for arranging their own transportation. A car is required.
• Artists must commit full-time to the residency project.
• Artists enrolled in a full-time degree program during the residency period are not eligible.
• Finalists must participate in a meeting (in person or on the phone) to further discuss their proposals before final selection.

To apply for the DCCA Visual Arts Residency program, artists must submit: (truncated)
1) A one page (500 words maximum) proposal.
2) A proposed supply budget for the project. (Note: supply budgets are typically no greater than $3,500)
3) Two choices for residency dates (ten weeks each)
4) Resume that includes past community work
5) 10 digital images on cd of personal work and/or work in the community in a PowerPoint presentation that can be viewed on a Mac.
6) Up to five examples of reviews, brochures, articles, and other supplementary materials may be submitted.
7) Self-addressed stamped envelope for return of application materials.

Download Submission Guidelines:

Visit website:

Questions: Jane Chesson at or 302.656.6466, ext. 7101

Jane Chesson, Curator of Education
Visual Arts Residency Program
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

30th Annual New Legacies Art Quilt Exhibition

Deadline: May 20, 2012 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

30th Annual New Legacies Art Quilt Exhibition
Lincoln Center Galleries

Fort Collins, Colorado
July 3 – September 5, 2012

This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world’s finest contemporary quilt artists and to advance the art form. The exhibition dates are July 3 – September 5, 2012.

Entry Rules & Requirements (truncated)

􀂃 $30 Entry Fee is required for up to three (3) entries. Maximum of three (3) entries allowed.
􀂃 Entries must be of the artist’s original design, completed after August 1, 2010.
􀂃 No student work, or work created as the result of a class or workshop will be accepted.
􀂃 The quilt must be predominately fabric or fabric-like material and be composed of at least three layers held together by stitching.
􀂃 2-D quilts must have a four-inch (10 cm) finished double casing (sleeve) sewn in the top edge of the quilt, leaving approximately 1” on either side for the hanging slat to be affixed to the wall. If possible, please include your own hanging slat. The Lincoln Center can supply one, if this is not possible to include.
􀂃 3-D quilts must be identified as such and include detailed hanging or installation instructions.
􀂃 A panel of qualified jurors will select the works for the exhibition. The jury’s decision is final. The jury reserves the right to refuse any work that does not match the image sent for jury. Lincoln Center reserves the right to reject or accept any quilt for exhibition upon delivery.
􀂃 Artists are responsible for all costs of shipping and insurance of accepted quilts during transit to and from Lincoln Center. Lincoln Center will not assume customs and/or brokerage charges and it is understood that international artists will reimburse Lincoln Center for any charges thus incurred.
􀂃 Lincoln Center will not insure any work for more than 70% of its stated retail value and reserves the right to limit the amount of insurance coverage on a particular piece. NFS (Not For Sale) works must include a stated insurance value.
􀂃 The Lincoln Center will retain a 30% commission on all works sold as a result of the exhibition.

Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 entries

$1,000 Best of Show Award presented by Vicki Anderson of Machine Quilting Unlimited
$500 Prize for Creative Artistry – exceptional artistic expression and craftsmanship
$500 Prize for Creative Innovation – exceptional integration of new materials, techniques and design and additional prize awards will be announced during the Opening Reception Awards Presentation.

Awards Judges: Louisa Smith, Patty Hawkins, and Carol Shinn

Download the Prospectus and Application:

Visit website:

Lincoln Center Galleries
417 W. Magnolia
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Infinity Art Gallery: Fiber Art Show 2012

Deadline: JUNE 1, 2012 (ONLINE)

Fiber Art Show 2012
Infinity Art Gallery

Grand Opening - June 15, 2012

All juried exhibits are open to artists everywhere.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Media (video/film/audio) not accepted. The original design and concept must have been created by the submitting artist, have been created without the use of a kit, and may not have been created under supervision or instruction. Artists may submit work that was submitted for previous exhibits, but may not submit artwork previously selected by the jury as a finalist in any exhibit at Infinity Art Gallery.

Qualified Artwork:
Open to all fiber artists. Fiber art is a style of fine art which uses textiles such as fabric, yarn, and natural and synthetic fibers. It encompasses a wide variety of styles, including art quilts, wall hangings, sculpture and other 3 dimensional art, weavings and mixed media.

Fiber art works are works of art that communicate a message, emotion or meaning and go beyond just the literal meaning of the materials. We invite artists to showcase the fiber art medium.

Intention: (truncated)
Finalists will be selected for artistic excellence, which includes concept and mastery of technique. Artwork will be selected solely on its own merit without regard to the artist's name, geographic location, national home or any other factor outside of the quality of their artwork.

Material ARTistry is a group formed from five artists of a like mind but broad experience in the fiber and fine arts. A passion for creating art that makes use of fiber, textiles, thread, and other seemingly humble materials brings together the diverse visions of Sally Zehrung, Jae McDonald, Sandra McMorris Johnson, Margot
Lovinger, and Janet Hiller the members of Material ARTistry.

Entry Fee: $25 USD to submit 1 or 2 works of art

Download Call for Artists:

Visit website for full details and to submit artwork:

Nemeth Art Center

Deadline: June 1, 2012 (ONGOING/UNSPECIFIED)

Call for Submissions
Nemeth Art Center

Park Rapids, Minnesota

The Nemeth Art Center accepts submissions for solo and group shows. If you are interested in showing at the Nemeth, please email 10 jpegs or a link to your website to Jpegs should be no larger than 1200 pixels in any direction. Please include a brief description of your proposed exhibition.

For more information, email

Visit website for more information:

Nemeth Art Center
301 Court Avenue
P.O. Box 328
Park Rapids, Mn 56470

Midwest Multiples

Deadline: June 1, 2012 (ONLINE)

Midwest Multiples
Nemeth Art Center

Park Rapids, Minnesota
August 2012

The Nemeth Art Center is hosting Midwest Multiples, a regional exhibit of artwork created as part of an edition.

Artist books and prints that utilize mechanic and hand-done means of reproduction will be accepted. No photography please. Variable editions are welcome. The show will run for the month of August in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Artists residing in Minnesota or a neighboring state (Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota) are invited to apply.

Submissions are being accepted through Call for Entry. Entry Fee: $20.00


Anna Arnar is a professor of Art History at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Kristin Makholm is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Apply here: Art Center-Midwest Multiples

Visit website for more information:

Nemeth Art Center
301 Court Avenue
P.O. Box 328
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Dairy Center for the Arts 2013

Deadline: June 8, 2012 (ONLINE)

Dairy Center for the Arts 2013

The Dairy Center for the Arts
Boulder CO
2013 Exhibit Season

The Dairy Center for the Arts invites artists and arts organizations from the United States and beyond to submit proposals for individual and group shows of any and all visual art mediums, for the year 2013. In addition, through The Dairy’s Colorado Community Curator (CCC) program, any Colorado resident may submit a proposal for a show that includes the work of artists from any state or any country. The person submitting the proposal will be considered the exhibitor and will be responsible for the exhibit.

Artists who have had an individual show or exhibited two or more pieces in a group show at The Dairy, may not exhibit there for 24 months following that show.

No artist may exhibit work at The Dairy that has been shown in the Boulder area in the 12 months prior to his/her Dairy exhibition.

It is encouraged that work exhibited at The Dairy shall be no more that three years old at the time of exhibit although exceptions may be made by the jury and/or The Dairy’s Curator. Work that is older than three years may be submitted to the jury with an exhibit proposal in order to demonstrate artistic ability, intent and style.

The Dairy has an eleven member Visual Art Committee (the VAC) that juries all entries. The VAC is comprised of faculty members from the department of Fine Art and from the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado, professional artists, and experienced art collectors.

Entry Fee: $35.00

Visit website for details:

Prospectus and Application: Center for the Arts 2013

Contact: Mary Horrocks Curator of Visual Art and Education

The Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303.440.7826
Fax: 303.440.7104

Textile Arts Center: Artists in Residence

Deadline: June 15, 2012, (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Artists in Residence
Textile Arts Center

Brooklyn, NY
September 15, 2012 – June 15, 2013

Textile Arts Center seeks (6) six working artists or designers dedicated to textiles and looking to deepen their own artistic practice within a community to partake in its Artist Residency program for the 2012 – 2013 cycle.

As part of Textile Arts Center’s mission to act as a resource facility for the textile community, we provide a rigorous studio environment which fosters ongoing and thorough dialogue for textile artists and designers with their work. Throughout its nine month cycle, the program offers a supportive community, continuous critical dialogue, and platforms for professional development in an urban setting to compliment the residents’ life in New York City.

Artists and designers working in textile media, 21 years and older. Application must be submitted in full, including up to 10 images of current work, by June 15, 2012, by email or mail.

We encourage International applications. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to sponsor Visas, or able to supply living accommodations, but can aid in guidance in these areas as needed.

• Structured seminars, which meet weekly, focus on craft theory, technique, exposition, the history and conservation of textiles, and professional development. Each are designed to cultivate artistic rigor and elucidate practice. Workshops explore techniques in weaving, printing and dyeing methods, needle arts, sculpture, drawing, and more. Classes are taught by TAC staff and visiting instructors and professionals.
• Weekly group salon-style critiques with special guests from galleries, museums, textile and design industry, and other working artists complement the weekly seminars.
• Group exhibition via Textile Arts Center at culmination of residency cycle, including studio visits and artist talks. In addition, artists and designers enjoy other exhibition and display opportunities in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Our juried selection process is led by Textile Arts Center and Oak Knit Studio, taking into strong consideration the applicants’ portfolio, clear ideas on work to be created during time of residence, and desire for a strong community.

Tuition + Payments: Current tuition for the program is $8055. We are happy to work with accepted candidates on payment plans and installments for a small administrative fee. In addition, please let us know if you will be applying for financial aid through TAC, or other third party grants.

Download Application:

More information available on website:

Textile Arts Center
Artist in Residence Program
505 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Target Gallery Celebrates 25 Years

Deadline: June 18, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (ONLINE)

Target Gallery Celebrates 25 Years
Torpedo Factory Art Center

Alexandria, VA
September 8 - 30, 2012

The Target Gallery, national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, promotes high standards of art by continuously exploring new ideas through the visual media in a schedule of national and international exhibitions. The gallery hosts nine exhibits annually--some juried, some curated--featuring a variety of themes and artists. In an effort to keep our perspective challenged, our exhibits are usually composed of artists outside of the Torpedo Factory and represent artistic views from around the world.

This is an all-media exhibition that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Target Gallery. This is open to all artists nationally and internationally. Artists are asked to submit work that responds to world events that have occurred over the past 25 years. A catalog and poster will accompany this exhibition.

A commission of 40% will be taken on all works sold as a result of this exhibition. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the exhibition closing. Works are insured while in Target Gallery. Artists are required to sign a Loan Agreement and a Terms & Condition Agreement if accepted. The Target Gallery will keep the CD of accepted works and reserves the right to reproduce the images for all media and publicity purposes. Artwork must have been made within the last five years.

Entry Fee: $25.00 (covers the 3 pieces of artwork for entry). Each additional piece is $10.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for more information:

For questions, contact:
Call: 703-838-4565 x 4

Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Fabric of the Land

Deadline: July 2, 2012 (EMAIL) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Fabric of the Land

SMART Consultants &
Dept of Geology & Petroleum Geology
University of Aberdeen
Kings College, Aberdeen
25 Aug - 16 Sept 2012

Fabric of the Land is a series of exhibitions exploring links between art and science and is brought to you by the Geology & Petroleum Geology Department at the University of Aberdeen.

This year’s brief encourages emerging and established artists to submit artworks that consider the footprint nature leaves in the landscape from a geological perspective.

Number of works to be submitted: Up to 2 per artist

* Two-dimensional and three-dimensional works may be submitted.
* Exhibits should be no more than 1.5 metres in any direction.
* Participants must include a high res image of the work(s) they are submitting on a CD or memory stick, this will not be returnable. Images will not be accepted via email. (if selected - images supplied will be used in the catalogue or promotional material)
* If your artwork requires alternative hanging methods, please supply all materials needed and give clear instructions on how it should be installed.
* Floor pieces are not accepted due to space limitations.
* All work should be for sale.

* All works submitted to the exhibition are shown to the selection/hanging committee, whose decision to accept or reject is final.
* The selection will take place on Monday 6 Aug 2012.
* Artists will be notified of acceptance within one week of the selection date by email.

Entry Fee: £10.00 per artist

Download Application Pack:

For further information, please contact:


Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Deadline: July 20, 2012 (RECEIVE)

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Woollahra Municipal Council
Double Bay NSW
27 October – 11 November 2012

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize attracts strong support from artists, collectors and critics and is the only national acquisitive prize that showcases the quality and diversity of sculptures of smaller dimensions.


1.For the purpose of The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, sculpture is defined as a freestanding, non-site specific, three-dimensional object, constructed of durable materials. Only freestanding works will be accepted for selection.

2.Entries should not exceed 80cm in any dimension, and must have a stable base. The overall weight and dimensions must allow for easy transportation, and not exceed the carrying capacity of two average persons.

3.All entries must be the original work of the submitting artist and must have been designed or completed within two years prior to October 2012.

4.There is no limit to the number of entries an artist can submit. A separate application form and entry fee must accompany each entry. Only one work per artist will be shown in the exhibition.

5.A non-refundable entry fee of $40 (including GST) must accompany each entered work.


Prizes for the 2012 award total $13,000 and include:
•The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, an acquisitive award of $10,000
•The Special Commendation, a non-acquisitive award of $2,000
•The Viewers' Choice, a non-acquisitive award of $1,000


Guido Belgiorno-Nettis AM, Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW and Director of the Transfield Foundation
Natalie Wilson, Assistant Curator, Australian Art / Art Gallery of NSW
Professor Janice Reid AM, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney and Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW

Entry form

The 2012 entry form will be available on the website from Tuesday 1 May.

Visit website for full details:

For more information on the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, please contact:

Maria Lacey
Cultural Development Officer
Phone: +61 2 9391 7135
Fax: +61 2 9391 7044

Woollahra Municipal Council
536 New South Head Road, Double Bay NSW 2028

Artistbook 2012|2013

Deadline: October 31, 2012 (EMAIL)

Artistbook 2012|2013
NOPX & Phos

Torino, Italia

NOPX|limitededitionpics in collaboration with Phos, Multipurpose Center for Photography and the Visual Arts, announces the International Competition of Artist Book NOPX|artistbooks 2012.

Competition Rules

Art. 1 - Purpose
The aim of the competition is to stimulate and encourage research into the artist's book and promote the selected artists with an exhibition at the exhibition space NOPX in Turin and an artist residence (aimed at creating a project and an exhibition) at PHOS Multipurpose Center for Photography and Visual Arts in Chieri.

15 artists, selected by the jury, will take part to a group exhibition in NOPX and a contribution of 300 euro will be given for the project selected as the winner. !e competition also provides a special prize, the PHOS prize, which consists in a residence at the guesthouse in the center PHOS in Chieri.

The residence will have a duration of 2 weeks (in spring of 2013), precise date to be agreed between the artist and members of PHOS. The residence provides coverage of housing costs plus the expenses for the realization of the exhibition (not covered board and travel expenses). The artist residence represents a moment of great confrontation and training for the artist himself, being connected to the direct experience in the host territory.

Art. 2 - Eligible Participants
No specific qualifications are required from the artists in order to apply. The Competition is addressed to any artist or group of artists, professional or not, Italians or foreigners, that are at least 18 years.

Art. 3 - Eligible Artworks
Each artist or group of artists can apply with just one book project. Subject, shape, size, materials and technique of the book are up to the artist and not restricted by any condition. The book project must not have been already awarded a prize or mentioned in any previous competition at the time of the application.

Registration Fee: € 10.00

Download regulations 2012|2013.pdf
Download application form.pdf

Visit website for more details:

Via Saluzzo 30
10125 Torino

Via Garibaldi 35bis
10023 Chieri_Torino

Friday, April 20, 2012

Call for Artist Proposals: Lillstreet Roof-top Flag Installation Space

Deadline: May 15, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Call for Artist Proposals:
Lillstreet Roof-top Flag Installation Space

Lillstreet Art Center
Chicago IL

Open to all artists who wish to create fiber or textile work. Also open to alternative media. Four 9ft flagpoles are available for hanging work. Work is located on top of a 3 story building and can easily be seen from CTA and Metra train tracks.

Please submit the following information:
• Sketches of each flag
• Materials you plan on using (images of materials optional)
• Size of each flag
• Title for the flag series
• Preferred month to display
• Artist statement
• Resume/CV
• Examples of most recent work (jpegs or website preferred)

We will be awarding two prizes for the best flag installations:
$500 1ST PLACE, $150 runner-up

For more information and to view former artists visit

Send all proposals to:


Lillstreet Art Center
c/o Camille Canales
4401 North Ravenswood Ave,
Chicago IL 60640

Cindi Royce Ettinger Printmaking Scholarship

Deadline: May 8, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Cindi Royce Ettinger Scholarship
Second State Press

Philadelphia, PA

Located in the Crane Arts Building, Second State Press is a communal printmaking workshop whose mission is to foster the development of ideas and innovation in printmaking by providing artists with a professional, affordable, and supportive workspace. Second State Press provides artists with a professional studio with presses, basic tools and inks, workspace for designing and executing prints, and flat files to store work and materials. By providing artists with the appropriate space and facilities, we are encouraging printmakers to explore & cultivate new work and engage in artistic dialogue with fellow peers in the Philadelphia arts community.

The Cindi Royce Ettinger Scholarship

Second State Press is pleased to offer the Cindi Royce Ettinger Scholarship to the printmaking community. Each June the studio will host an artist whose work demonstrates an uncommon grasp of the printmaking medium and an energetic approach that will likely influence future printmakers. This opportunity is meant to provide professional facilities to emerging artists who lack financial resources and access to equipment.

The candidate chosen to receive the scholarship will be granted 24 hour access to the Second State Press facility for the entire month of June, two flat file drawers in which to store paper and supplies, a modest stipend, and all critical feedback that membership in a communal print shop like SSP provides. It is requested that two prints from an edition generated during the month be donated to permanent collections belonging to CR Ettinger Studio and Second State Press.

Eligibility & Application

Printmakers that do not have access to facilities are encouraged to apply. Interested artists should submit an application packet to by May 8th.

Please submit:

1) Artist statement

2) A statement of intent that should include a brief statement establishing financial need and discussing what you might accomplish during your time in the studio

3) 10 images of current work

4) Budget for project and experimentation

5) Resume

Applicants will be notified by May 15th.

Visit website for additional information:

Second State Press
1400 N. American Street, B103
Philadelphia PA 19122

Festival of Crafts

Deadline: May 8, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Festival of Crafts
Farnham Maltings

Farnham, Surrey
20th & 21st October 2012

The 16th annual festival of crafts, with over 80 leading designer-makers showcasing bespoke and beautiful work. Contemporary crafts on show include ceramics, textiles, glass, metal, jewellery and wood. Individual and original craft work created by skilled British craft makers.

The festival is recognised by Arts Council South East as one of the premier craft events in the region. Applications are welcome from makers producing original work.

The show offers opportunities to well established craft practitioners as well as first time exhibitors and graduates. The selection process aims to offer visitors a variety of contemporary craft by innovative makers.

Download Application

Visit website:

For further information please contact Pauline Smith on 01252 745405,

Festival of Crafts
Farnham Maltings
Bridge Square
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR

500 Art Quilts

Deadline: May 15, 2012 (POSTMARK)

500 Art Quilts
Lark Crafts

Asheville, NC
Fall 2013

Lark Needlearts seeks excellent images of wonderful traditional quilts to feature in a collection scheduled to publish in fall 2013. The juror is Karey Bresenhan, president of Quilts, Inc. The book is intended as the traditional quilt correlate to Karey’s popular 500 Art Quilts, published in early 2010.

We accept high-quality transparencies, slides, and digital images. 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. A maximum of five entries per artist is allowed.

Download the 500 Traditional Quilts Guidelines, Entry Form, and Photo License Agreement. Both forms are required for submission.

Visit website for more information:

Lark Crafts
500 Traditional Quilts
67 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801

RBSA Prize Exhibition

Deadline: May 16, 2012 (RECEIVE) by 4.00pm

RBSA Prize Exhibition
RBSA Gallery

St Paul’s, Birmingham
United Kingdom
24 May to 16 June 2012

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of inclusive activities: exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations.

We own and run the RBSA Gallery and, as part of our work to support artists, stage an annual ‘Prize’ exhibition. Each artist may enter three 2D works or six 3D works for the exhibition.

There are several prizes each year and selection is by an independent panel of adjudicators.

Judges: Stephen Snoddy, Director and his colleague Neil Lebeter, Archive Curator of the New Art Gallery, Walsall.

Media accepted

All media are accepted (except photography). All work must be original; no reproductions of original work (e.g. giclée/digital prints) may be submitted. Works including jewellery, ceramics and textiles as well as drawing, painting and printmaking are all welcome. Work that has already been exhibited at the RBSA within the last 5 years can be submitted. The decisions of the independent judges are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Submission fees

2D works - £19.00 per item (maximum 3 items)
3D works (e.g. sculpture, ceramics, jewellery) - £19.00 per 2 items (maximum 6 items)

Visit website for additional details:

Download Application Pack

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
RBSA Gallery
4 Brook Street
St Paul’s
Birmingham B3 1SA
T 0121 236 4353

Kala Fellowship Awards

Deadline: May 18, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (ONLINE)

Kala Fellowship Awards
Kala Art Institute

Berkeley, CA
2012 Season

The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Hosting nine new artists at Kala each year helps to ensure that the artistic energy and vision of Kala’s entire community of artists in residence is continually re-energized and rejuvenated.

Artists producing innovative work in book arts, electronic/digital media (video, sound, animation, etc.), installation art, social practice, photography, and printmaking are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards will be given based on conceptual creativity, originality and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.

Annually, the Fellowship Competition is juried by a panel comprised of Kala’s Directors and an outside Bay Area arts professional. Kala is pleased to announce Dr. Stephanie Hanor, Director of Mills College Art Museum as Kala's invited Fellowship juror for the 2012 competition.

We select nine artists and each receives a fellowship consisting of:
* a $3,000 cash award
* up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute
* 24/7 access to Kala's studio (An individual studio space may be also available depending on proposed projects and schedules.)
* a free class or equivalent tutorial sessions.
* an exhibition opportunity at the Kala gallery of the artwork created during the residency

Eight of the nine Kala Fellowships awards are available to artists from the US (including California) and around the world.

One of the nine Kala Fellowship awards is designated specifically to a California artist living outside of the main metropolitan areas. To serve a more diverse constituency, The James Irvine Foundation generously funds this Fellowship award. Artists from the North Coast, Central Coast, Central Valley and Inland Empire are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Additionally, one of the nine Kala Fellowship awards is available to artists from the US and around the world working in Social Practice. Social Practice can be loosely defined as a form of collaboration that engages social and public interaction as the primary component of the work. Examples include but are not limited to the following: alternative exchanges of goods and services, community-based projects, activating non-typical art viewing situations, social and political activism.

The Fellowship does not include housing.
(Assistance in finding appropriate low-cost housing solutions is often provided to visiting artists by the program directors.)

Application fee: $25 (application fee is non-refundable)

Application Guidelines:

Online Application:

For questions about the online application guidelines, e-mail Mayumi Hamanaka at

For other questions about 2011 Fellowship, e-mail Lauren Davies at

Kala Art Institute
2012 Fellowship Awards
2990 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

Herrschners 2013 Grand National Afghan Contest

Deadline: June 15, 2012 (RECEIVE)
Entries must be received before this date.

2013 Grand National Afghan Contest
, Inc
Stevens Point WI

Rules and General Information (truncated)

• Afghan entries will be divided into five categories: CROCHET, KNIT, BABY KNIT OR CROCHET, JUVENILE KNIT OR CROCHET, and HERRSCHNERS 2-PLY KNIT OR CROCHET.

•All afghans entered must be original designs. Taking patterns or designs from any other source will disqualify your entry.

•All afghans entered will be judged equally on their design appeal, use of stitches, color, and selection of materials. We will also look at the quality of workmanship, finishing, appearance, and cleanliness. Soiled afghans will be returned to the entrant—they will not be judged.

•One First Place winning entry will be chosen from each category. The Grand Champion will be selected from these five afghan categories. The winner in each category will receive a $500 prize. The Grand Champion will receive an additional $2,000 prize. All winners will also receive free transportation to and lodging at our award ceremony. All winning afghans and instructions for same will become the sole property of Herrschners, Inc., with Herrschners, Inc. holding all copyrights and distribution rights to these patterns. Winners may be showcased in the Herrschners catalog and in our Award Winning Afghan booklets.

•Non-winning afghans may be awarded Honorable Mention Status and qualify for a Prize Award. The instructions for these afghans will become the sole property of Herrschners, Inc., with Herrschners, Inc. holding all copyrights and distribution rights to these patterns. Honorable Mention afghans will be returned to their owners after we have completed pattern editing and photography. They may also be showcased in the Herrschners catalog and in our Award Winning Afghan booklets.

Fee: $10 for one afghan, ($5 for each additional afghan)


Entry Form
Contest Rules and Information
Tips for a Winning Afghan
Afghan Pattern and Materials Guide

Visit website for full details:

Faena Prize for the Arts

Deadline: July 6, 2012 (ONLINE)

Faena Prize for the Arts
Faena Arts Center

Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
May 2013

The objective of the Faena Arts Center is to provide a space for the most cutting-edge expressions in contemporary art through a program of exhibitions with a strong interdisciplinary focus.

We believe that the boldest of today’s art can be found along the borders where traditional disciplines come together: the lines where the visual arts merge with design, architecture, new technologies, fashion and literature.


This is an open call to artists across the world that offers US$25,000 in prize money and US$50,000 to finance the production of a site-specific project. The project will be exhibited at the Faena Arts Center in mid-2013. In addition, two special mentions will go to two other projects with a prize amount of US$500 each.

Concept of the Faena Prize for the Arts:

This edition of the Faena Prize for the Arts is reserved for site-specific projects, that is, projects especially conceived for the physical and symbolic space of our new exhibition room.

The call is for new projects in different artistic fields and/or interdisciplinary projects (installations, performances, paintings, sculptures, photographs, works that include design and architecture, film or video pieces, and all hybrids of the aforementioned disciplines) that clearly reflect on the space of the Faena Arts Center, respond to the center and/or occupy the center's space in a significant way.

This Prize is a chance for applicants to produce large-sized pieces, but neither size nor scale is a requisite for winning the prize.

Performance or theater pieces that involve “performances” will be considered, provided that they also include a permanent exhibition.


All individuals over the age of 18 can participate in the Competition, including young artists, artists with an established career and well-known artists (the “Applicants”). Both individuals and art collectives can apply. Each art collective can present one project. The artists who are part of an art collective that presents a project can also present their own individual project.


The prize winner will be selected by an international jury of three experts: Carlos Basualdo, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and an Adjunct Professor at the IUAV University in Venice, Italy; Caroline Bourgeois, curator of the François Pinault Foundation exhibit, and Inés Katzenstein, the Art Department Director at the Torcuato Di Tella University. The jury selection will be supervised by Ximena Caminos, Executive Director of the Faena Arts Center.

Visit website for more information:


Terms and Conditions
Technical Rider

Faena Arts Center
Aimé Paine 1169, Puerto Madero
Buenos Aires, Argentina (1137)
T: 4010 9233

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Art on the Edge

Deadline: April 30, 2012 (ONLINE)

Art on the Edge
Presented by Friends of Contemporary Art
Hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art

Santa Fe, New Mexico
January 17 to April 14, 2013

Art on the Edge is the third FOCA biennial juried exhibition to be held at the New Mexico Museum of Art. This show will feature five to seven artists, each represented with a developed body of work. Artists will be chosen by juror Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Menil Collection, through an online jurying process.

Eligibility: Art on the Edge is open to both FOCA members and nonmembers in New Mexico and bordering states (Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona). A maximum of 500 applicants will be allowed. Submissions via will be automatically closed once the 500th entry is received.

Open to all media. Works cannot exceed ten feet in height due to ceiling height in the gallery.
All submissions must be made online at You may submit up to 12 images. Submissions by slide, CD, or other means will not be accepted.

Entry Fee Nonmembers: $50, 12 image limit
FOCA members: Free, 12 image limit

Purchase Prize:  A work or works, with a total value of up to $4,000, will be purchased from the exhibition for the New Mexico Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

Download Call for Entry Brochure:
Submission Guidelines available on website:

For questions regarding jurying process: artontheedge.foca @
For technical questions regarding submissions: support @
For questions regarding the exhibition: laura.addison @

Friends of Contemporary Art (FOCA) works actively as an advocate for contemporary art by supporting exhibitions at the New Mexico Museum of Art and partnering with the museum to build its contemporary art collection through active fundraising, public education, and special events.

Amherst Biennial: Art in Expected & Unexpected Places

Deadline: May 1, 2012 (RECEIVE) Deadline Extended to May 7, 2012

Amherst Biennial: Art in Expected & Unexpected Places
Amherst Public Arts Commission (APAC)

Amherst, MA
October - November 2012

The Amherst Public Arts Commission (APAC) is pleased to announce the second Amherst Biennial: Art in Expected & Unexpected Places this fall (Oct./Nov. 2012), all over town, adding sites on Amherst College, UMass & the Emily Dickinson Museum. We are looking for the best art created in Western MA during the last two years.

We are looking for original artwork, all media welcome including art installations.

Curators: Elizabeth Barker, Director of the Mead Museum, Amherst College; Loretta Yarlow, Curator for the University Museum at UMass, Amherst; and Terry Rooney, Chair of the Amherst Public Arts Commission.

Fee:  $25

To Apply: Send 3 digital images (2 each for 3-D work), a resume and the application.


Visit website: or

The Amherst Public Arts Commission
c/o Jones Library
43 Amity St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Rochester Contemporary Art Center: 6x6x2012

Two Deadlines:  May 5, 2012 (POSTMARK) or  May 6, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Rochester, NY
June 2 - July 15, 2012

Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns with thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (or mounted to a 6x6 board) and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously.

All entries will be accepted, exhibited and will be for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 15th. Anyone may enter up to 10 artworks of any medium and there is no fee to enter the exhibition. Beginning July 6th, the names of artists whose work has completely sold out will be revealed online next to their artwork(s).

The 6x6x2012 Online Gallery will be available ( for previewing on May 21st and global online purchasing will begin June 5th at 10am.

RPO Bravo Award: Six Artworks will be selected for 6 covers of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Bravo Magazine.

Download Entry Form:

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is a venue for the exchange of ideas. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art we provide unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.

2012 Biennial Exhibition: The Best of Tennessee Craft

Deadline: May 17, 2012 (ONLINE)

2012 Biennial Exhibition: The Best of Tennessee Craft
Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA)

Tennessee State Museum
Nashville, Tennessee
August 24 - October 21, 2012

The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA) seeks entries for its Biennial Exhibition, The Best of Tennessee Craft, to encourage and promote a high standard of excellence and design among Tennessee craft artists and to provide public visibility and recognition for the quality and diversity of crafts found in Tennessee.

The exhibition is open to original works of craft created by craft artists 18 years or older, who are current residents of Tennessee, including students. Eligible craft categories include: basketry, clay, fiber, glass, wood, metals, leather, handmade paper, mixed media, other, printmaking, and photography. Up to 100 pieces of artwork will be selected for this fine craft exhibition.

Artists may submit up to three (3) pieces for jurying. Each piece should be represented by one image; no detail views or images depicting the same piece from multiple angles.

ENTRY FEE: A single non-refundable fee of $35 ($30 for current TACA members) for image(s) of up to three (3) works.

GUEST JUROR: Martha Connell, owner and director of the former Connell Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia will select works for the exhibition from submitted entries.

AWARDS: Guest juror will select works to receive cash awards, including a $500 Best of Show.

Call Details available at CaFE’:

Visit website:

Tennessee Association of Craft Artists
PO Box 120066
Nashville, TN 37212

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts

Deadline: May 18, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Call for Submissions
Solo Exhibition Proposals
Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts

New Castle, PA
2013-2014 Exhibition Season

The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts is currently seeking artists to fill its 2013-2014 Solo Exhibition Schedule.  Artists living in the Mid Atlantic region (PA, OH, NY, NJ, MD, VA, W.VA, DE & DC) are invited to apply.

Proposal must include contact information, exhibtion statement, 10-20 images on CD or slides, image list, resume or CV, SASE and $30 review fee.

Download Prospectus:
Visit website for additional details:

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
124 East Leasure Avenue
New Castle, PA 16101

Brooklyn Artists Gym: MATTER

Deadline: May 29, 2012 (EMAIL)

Brooklyn Artists Gym

Brooklyn, NY
Opening Reception June 30, 2012

The exhibition “Matter” aims to create conversations in terms of the traditional and nontraditional materials used in constructing the artworks. Possible points/questions to consider: How does the history of the material effect the interpretation of the piece? How is the material transformed or re-appropriated through the artists’ process? Does the work seem/feel uncomfortable, divine, inappropriate, cute, humorous, sad, nostalgic; does it represent your relationship with your boyfriend or girlfriend, is it reminiscent of a specific building or season, does it make you hungry? What meaning can one make based on the structure, pattern, texture, color, form, and weight?

Open call for all mediums (sculptural/3D media, video, performance, and surface design are highly encouraged)

2D /3D work no larger than 8’ in direction

Submission deadline: Tuesday, May 29th 2012 (email an Open Call Submission Package with-3 jpeg images and brief, one paragraph, artist statement to

Accepted artwork must arrive at The Gallery at BAG no later than Monday, June 25th 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 30th 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Download Open Call Submissioin Package:

Visit website for complete details:

Please direct questions to Mary Negro or Rhia Hurt
Mary Negro
Gallery Coordinator
Brooklyn Artists Gym

Rhia Hurt
Managing Director
Brooklyn Artists Gym

Arts Fest Beverly

Deadline: May 31, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Arts Fest Beverly
Beverly, MA
June 16, 2012

The application deadline is May 31, 2012 or whenever spaces are filled.

 The fee is $90 if you register online and $100 if you register by paper.
We have spaces for 120 exhibitors but they fill up quickly!
If you are a returning exhibitor, we do not need to jury your work. Just register and pay!
If you are a new exhibitor, you must be accepted before you register and pay. Email us at least 3 images of your work or email us a link to your website. Within 3 weeks of us receiving your email, the jury will review your work and we will let you know the jury’s decision. If you are accepted, we will give you the go-ahead to register online or complete the paper application and pay.

 Send your email to: with the subject: AFB Submission. There is a 10mb limit on emails.

NOTE: We reserve the right to limit the number of exhibitors by category of artwork (regardless of whether you are a returning or new exhibitor).

ELIGIBILITY: All work must be original. Work produced for mass resale is not acceptable.

QUALIFICATIONS - We encourage all fine exhibitors and fine handmade crafters to apply. 
Artwork will be accepted from the following categories: painting, print, drawing, sculpture, photography and one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, jewelry, decorative fiber, wearables, glass, furniture, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood.  Only limited edition prints of no more than 500 from one source, hand-pulled, signed and numbered by the exhibitor, will be permitted.  Prints of photographs made from the exhibitor’s original negative must be limited to an edition of no more than 500 from one image (negative) inclusive of all sizes, signed and numbered by the exhibitor. We also encourage exhibitors to demonstrate their craft in their space.
If you sell children’s items, it is your responsibility to ensure compliance with all Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) regulations. 

Arts Fest Beverly reserves the right to accept or reject any application based on the above-mentioned statement of qualifications.


Visit website:

Arts Fest Beverly
Beverly Main Streets

A Sense of Place 2012

Deadline: June 1, 2012 (POSTMARK)

A Sense of Place 2012
..National Juried Fine Art Exhibition
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Augusta, GA
September 14–October 12, 2012

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for its 2012 juried fine art competition, A Sense of Place. Open to participants from throughout the United States, this 32nd annual event seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists.

Juror: Nancy Solomon, director of Solomon Projects, a critically acclaimed art gallery based in Atlanta, Georgia, dedicated to new and experimental solo presentations by emerging and mid-career artists.

The 2012 juried fine art competition is open to all US artists age 18 and older. All works must be original, not previously exhibited at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art and completed on or after June 1, 2010. Work that predates this cut-off date will not be considered.

Entries in the following media categories will be accepted: painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. Film and video pieces are ineligible. The exhibition is not judged in media categories.

Awards: $750 Best of Show Award and two $500 Juror’s Awards. At the juror’s discretion, additional noncash Honorable Mention awards may also be presented.

Fee: $30 enables each artist to enter up to three works; additional works may be submitted at a cost of $5 each.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website:

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
506 Telfair Street
Augusta, GA 30901-2310
Phone: 706.722.5495
Fax: 706.722.3670

Art in the Park 2012

Deadline: June 1, 2012 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

Art in the Park 2012
Scarborough Arts

Scarborough, Ontario
July 7, 2012

Art in the Park is an annual juried outdoor community arts show and sale, held in the beautiful parkland surrounding the Scarborough Arts building.  On Saturday, July 7, 2012 artists will have the opportunity to connect with the community, sell their original work and discuss ideas and practices.  Art in the Park is a one-day event and is open to all artists working in fine art and craft.
We are seeking artists and crafts people who can display and sell original handcrafted jewellery, oil, watercolour & acrylic paintings, mosaic, sculpture, stained glass, photography, woodcutting, fibre arts and much more.

General Information:
1. Exhibitors will be allotted a 10 x 10 ft. outdoor area for their display.
2. Exhibitors must provide and set-up/take down their own tents, canopies, displays, chairs, tables, etc.
3. Tables (2 x 8 ft.) may be rented through Scarborough Arts for a rental fee of $15 per table
4. Setup: 8:00am & Take down: 4:00pm Saturday, July 7, 2011
5. Exhibitors are responsible for any insurance and the collection of all applicable taxes.

Submission Fees
$50 (current SA members)
$60 (non-members)
$75 (new Premium Artist Membership + 2012 Exhibition fee)

Visit website for more details including online entry form:

Download Entry Form:

For questions, contact us:
Scarborough Arts
Harrison Estate Park
1859 Kingston Road
Scarborough, Ontario
t: 416.698.7322


Deadline: June 8, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Residências Rurais Artísticas
Tondela, Portugal
2nd  half of 2012

The ARTErra is a project hosting and encouraging interdisciplinary artistic creation trough artistic residencies, result of a private effort open to partnerships and communication with other entities. Set in a small countryside village of Portugal, it is a place with rural aspects and extremely quiet.
The enjoyment and the inclusion of the community are the main goals of this project, so we develop proposals of activities that could contribute to these objectives, in the form of promote or co-produce performances, workshops, informal presentations of ongoing projects, etc.

The ARTErra is a rural art residency structure that  supports and encourage artistic creation and production. Housed in a small rural village, you will find in ARTErra physical spaces and tools for the reception of the project / proposal of the artist or collective of different artistic disciplines.
In addition to a house with several recreational areas and facilities, the ARTErra has a "creation yard" area where are the work spaces (sound studio and recording booth, studio room, black & white box, glass room and atelier) framed by a garden, a small vegetable garden, an orchard and poultry.
With privileged contacts with institutions and companies, we enhance and ensure a artist in residency to respond the needs and expectations of the projects accepted.

The application must contain the following elements:

- C.V. artist
- Portfolio, videos, photos ...
- Description of the project to be undertaken ARTERRA out, including the project's objectives, needs and expectations of residence and all the details necessary to understanding the proposal.
- Dates and Duration of residence
- Details (need for meals, work characteristics, number of persons, additional information relevant to the work process)

ARTErra – Residências Rurais Artísticas
R.Nossa Srª. do Crasto,380 | Lobão da Beira | 3460-207 Tondela, Portugal
GSM +351 963 779 054





64 ARTS 2012 National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: June 15, 2012 (POSTMARK)

64 ARTS 2012 National Juried Exhibition
Buchanan Center for the Arts

Monmouth, Illinois
August 31 - October 13, 2012

The Buchanan Center for the Arts is proud to be a program partner with Eric Fischl and America: Now and Here. Open to all residents of the United States, 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition offers a tremendous opportuntity to become part of the America: Now and Here initiative.  The ANH project was developed to reconnect the nation to its artistic genius, to re-engage society with the creative spark that was once seen as essential to its march of progress. At its heart, America: Now and Here is a profound exploration and exposition of American artistry.

This exhibition is open to all residents of the United States. Works must be original. Work created under the direction of an instructor should not be submitted. Source material must be original and not derived b copyrighted images. Entries are limited to a maximum of 3 (per entry fee) and must have been created in the last two years. Works previously exhibited at the Buchanan Center will not be accepted.

Painting - Oil/Acrylic
Works on Paper: Watercolor/Pastel/Drawing/Printmaking
Mixed Media

Juror: Eric Fischl is an internationally acclaimed American figurative painter and sculptor. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential of the late 20th and early 21st century artists.

Fee: $25 (this is a non-refundable fee)

Mary Jane Twomey Award for Best of Show: $1000
OSF Holy Family Medical Center Painting Award: $300
Eleanor Inness Meith Works on Paper Award: $300
Ceramics: $300
Sculpture: $300
Mixed Media: $300
Photography: $300

Visit website:

Download Prospectus:

Visit America: Now and Here

Buchanan Center for the Arts
64 Public Square
Monmouth, Illinois 61462

27th Annual Juried Visual Arts Exhibition

Deadline: June 25, 2012 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

27th Annual Juried Visual Arts Exhibition
Scarborough Arts

Papermill Gallery
Toronto, ON
August 1 – August 12, 2012

Theme: Ego. Ego is a heavily laden term. We challenge you to react to this term, using it as a catalyst for the creation of your artwork.

1. the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.
2. Psychoanalysis . the part of the psychic apparatus that experiences and reacts to the outside world and thus mediates between the primitive drives of the id and the demands of the social and physical environment.

Is ego a human phenomenon? Is the human ego an essential ingredient in the art making process? How does the ego fuel the creation of artwork, and how does it manifest in your work?
We leave the interpretation of this theme up to you, the artist.
Pieces for the exhibition should relate to the theme of Ego, and will be selected based upon a combination of: artistic quality, technical execution and/or conceptual strength, originality and impact.

General Information: Work in all media is eligible, but must be equipped to hang on a gallery wall. Unfortunately freestanding sculptural work cannot be considered.

Conditions of Entry: (truncated)
- Online submissions are highly preferred. 
- Physical submission packages are acceptable, but will not be returned.
- An entry fee must accompany your submission package
- Submissions will only be validated upon receipt of payment
- Payment may be made by cheque, cash or credit card in person or via telephone.
- Late entries will not be accepted
- Each artist may submit up to three (3) separate pieces of artwork for consideration
- All work must be original and be the creation of the entrant

Submission Fees$20 for SA Members
$30 for non-SA members
$50 SPECIAL OFFER - a combined new Premium Artist Membership & 2012 submission fee!

Information on Membership Benefits can be found at

Visit website for more details:

Download Prospectus:

For more information: 
Scarborough Arts
t. 416.698.7322
f. 416.698.7972
m. 1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3

I.O.L.l. Lace Contest 2012

Deadline: June 30, 2012 (POSTMARK)

I.O.L.l. Lace Contest 2012
International Old Lacers, Inc.

Convention 2012
St Paul, MN
August 5-11, 2012

Star of the North - From the twinkle of an idea to a sky of lace
The 2012 contest theme: "STAR"

2012 I.O.L.I. Lace Contest Rules (truncated)
1) All entrants must be members of I.O.L.I. for the current year of the contest.
2) Teachers and Professional lacemakers are ineligible to enter the Original Design and the Technical Proficiency categories.
3) All entries must have at least one 5 or more pointed star within the design of the lace. If the star is not obvious, the lacer must place a note on the entry form indicating where the star can be found within the lace.
4) The entry can be 2-D or 3-D. The maximum size including the frame and matting and/or props is 15 inches x 15 inches for the 2-D and 15 inches x 15 inches x 15 inches for the 3-D entries. Actual lace piece must be entered. Photo or photocopy is not acceptable.
5) The lace may be mounted or framed, but no glass, plastic or plexiglass may be over the lace or it will be disqualified. The reasons for no glass: safety of the judges, ability to view the lace properly, photography, minimize possible damage to the lace.
6) Definition of categories:
    a) The Doris Southard Award - Open to Teachers and Professional lacemakers – A prize will be awarded subject to the decision of the judges. All Lace Contest Rules must be followed with the pattern designed and executed by the entrant. A copy suitable for publication in the I.O.L.I. Bulletin of the original pattern and working directions must be submitted with the entry. Electronic submissions are preferred.
   b) Original Design – Open only to Non-professional lacemakers - Is a pattern designed and executed by the entrant. A copy suitable for publication in the I.O.L.I. Bulletin of the original pattern and working directions must be submitted with the entry. Electronic submissions are preferred.
   c) Technical Proficiency - Open only to Non-professional lacemakers - Is a pattern designed by a third party (a book, newsletter, or previously published work of another lacemaker) and executed by the entrant. Information acknowledging the designer, source of the pattern, and a clear photocopy of the lace inspiration used for the entry must be provided. Do not submit patterns or directions with lace made in this category .
7) Only one entry per member in their eligible category. Non-professional lacemakers may enter one entry in original design and one entry in technical proficiency.

Doris Southard Award– $100
Original Design – 1st $100; 2nd $75; 3rd $50
Technical Proficiency – 1st $75; 2nd $50; 3rd $25
Winner of Popular vote – 1 year complimentary I.O.L.I. membership


Visit website:

Brooklyn Artists Gym: Small Works

Deadline: July 1, 2012  (EMAIL)

Small Works
Brooklyn Artists Gym

Brooklyn, NY
Opening Reception August 4, 2012

For our annual Small Works group show, BAG is seeking submissions of 12 x 12 x 12 inches (unframed) or smaller.  All mediums and subjects accepted, as long as size meets the requirements.
Submission deadline: Sunday, July 1st 2012 (email an Open Call Submission Package with-3 jpeg images and brief, one paragraph, artist statement to
Accepted artwork must arrive at The Gallery at BAG no later than Monday, July 30th at 6 p.m.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 4th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Download Open Call Submissioin Package:

Visit website for complete details:

Please direct questions to Mary Negro or Rhia Hurt

Mary Negro
Gallery Coordinator
Brooklyn Artists Gym

Rhia Hurt
Managing Director
Brooklyn Artists Gym

Up Against: Young Emerging Artist

Deadline: October 1, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Up Against: Young Emerging Artist
Ann Street Gallery
Newburgh, NY
December 2012

Ann Street Gallery is pleased to announce an open call for emerging young artists ages 18 to 25 who are invited to submit their work for consideration in our December 2012 group exhibition:

Theme: The Ann Street Gallery provides excellent exhibition opportunities, with over 1,500 square feet of exhibition space to focus on revealing new young talent, ideas, and practices in the contemporary art, and a chance for emerging young artists to gain exposure for their work. The Ann Street Gallery will create a salon-style wall installation of 12”x12” individual works of all mediums and styles. Up to 200 artists will be selected. Works for consideration may be of any media and any style, including painting, drawing, mixed media, prints, photography, textile, video, ceramic and sculpture. (Ceramic and sculptures may not exceed 50 lbs.) All works must be original, for sale and available for the duration of the exhibition.

• Open to all emerging artists 18 years to 25 years.
• All works must conform to a dimension of 12” H x 12” W, inclusive of any framing.

Fee: Non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 (U.S.) per artist for up to five images of artwork entries.

Juror: Virginia Walsh, Ann Street Gallery Director and Curator of Exhibition.

Award: Four finalists will be selected to comprise a four-person exhibition in the Ann Street Gallery slated for 2014

Download Entry Form and Requirements:

Visit website for more information:

Ann Street Gallery
104 Ann Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 784-1146

5th European Competition for a Bobbin Lace - 2013

Deadline:  July 31, 2013 (RECEIVE)

5th European Competition for a Bobbin Lace - 2013
Associazione per il Museo della Seta di Como

Como, Italy
October/November 2013

Aim of the competition

“Associazione per il Museo della Seta di Como” is promoting the 5th European Competition for a bobbin lace - 2013. The decorative theme is suggested by a printing block, whose photo and the relative conditions can be downloaded from the web site The aim of such competition is to preserve traditions, materials and techniques connected with silk bobbin lace.


The competition is addressed to countries from the EU and Switzerland, in particular: schools, groups, associations, educational institutions, museums, craftsmen, artists, designers, etc.

The competition is made up of 2 sections:
·  Traditional: the continuity in the traditional designs, colours and techniques of the participant’s own area.
·  Modern: the interpretation of designs and traditional techniques by using various materials, coloured yarns and so on. Three-dimensional works are also accepted.


1. All entries to the competition shall be delivered by 31th July 2013. It is fundamental to send the receipt of fee settlement together with the Application Form.
2. The participation fee is € 30.00

Delivery and work-eligibility (truncated)

Only one work shall be submitted by each Participant.
1. The work shall be original and hand made by using the bobbin lace technique mainly. Silk shall be used as chief material but, in addition to it, other materials can be chosen by the Participant (excluding fragile materials such as glass, crystal, etc.).
2. All works, including three-dimensional ones, shall not exceed the maximum dimensions of 25x25x25 cm.
3. All works shall be examined in advance by the Museum staff in order to assess their eligibility in the competition. The works deemed ineligible shall not be displayed and, then, returned to the Participant with clear explanation.

Awards and prize-giving

3 prizes are awarded for each section of the competition.
1st Prize “traditional” section € 500,00
1st Prize “modern” section € 500,00
2nd Prize “traditional” section € 300,00
2nd Prize “modern” section € 300,00
3rd Prize “traditional” section € 200,00
3rd Prize “modern” section € 200,00

Each competitor shall be awarded of one prize only.

The award-winning works shall become property of “Associazione per il Museo della Seta di Como”, and shall be included in the Museum lace collection.

Download Competition Announcement (English Version):
Visit website:

For further information
Museo didattico della Seta
Via Castelnuovo 9, 22100 Como (Italia)
Tel./Fax 0039 (0)31 303180

Monday, April 09, 2012

Wonky Post Layouts and More to Come...

Hello Readers:

If you read this blog via RSS readers, then you may experience a bit of wonkiness in the layout.  All items have been fixed on the site but I *think* they may still look weird in the rss feed.  Please bear with us as we work out a few small glitches.

We just added five (5) new items but we have MORE staged and ready for posting tomorrow.

Until then, à bientôt.


Fiber Art Crossroads: All Media

Deadline: June 1, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Fiber Art Crossroads: All Media
Santa Cruz Art League

Santa Cruz, CA
August 11 to September 9, 2012

Scope: "Crossroads" celebrates the diversity within the contemporary Fiber Arts movement. We are looking for work created with any material using fiber techniques.

Eligibility: Open to US residents.

Rules of Entry
1. All work must be original and executed by the exhibiting artist within the last three years.
2. Jurying will be by digital images with a maximum of 3 entries per artist.
3. Work is to be installation-ready.
4. Work requiring special handling is to be installed and removed by the artist.
5. The specific work accepted for entry is to be available for the exhibit. No work may be substituted or exchanged for any reason.

1. Entry fee for non SCAL members is $40 for up to 3 entries/jpegs. SCAL members $30 for up to 3 entries/jpegs.
2. Entry fees are non-refundable.
3. New members are welcome to join by adding dues to entry fee check.
   Dues are as follows: Regular $75 Senior*/Student** $50 Family*** $125
   *Seniors - *62 or older.
   **Full or part-time students with valid ID.
   ***Family members must be at same address.

The Juror will grant $1,000 in awards: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.

Visit website:

Download Prospectus:

Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 426-5787

UNBOUND~VOL II: Art Using Books as a Material or Format

Deadline: June 9, 2012 (EMAIL) or (HAND DELIVERY)

UNBOUND~VOL II: Art Using Books as a Material or Format
ArtisTree Gallery
Woodstock, VT
July 27, 2012 to August 25, 2012

UNBOUND~VOL II: Art Using Books as a Material or Format.

The broad theme of “UNBOUND~VOL II” encompasses all of the possibilities of what we may think or may not think a “book” is. Is it story? An entry to another world? An exploration? What does it indicate? This juried show looks to explore these ideas of “the book” and all the ways artists use its format as a stepping off point or as a material to explore new ideas.

ELIGIBILITY: This call for submissions is open to all New England and New York residents of the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D (wall mounted) and 3D media, installation and assemblage (no film or video). All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. Note: reproductions, if used as mixed media, will be considered.

JURY FEE: $30 for up to 3 pieces and up to two images per piece.

JUROR: Daniel E. Kelm is a book artist, known for his innovative structures and deep knowledge of materials. Along with having an extensive history of publishing and exhibiting, Daniel also has taught at academic institutions and Book Art forums throughout the U.S. and Europe.

AWARDS: First Prize $300.00, Second Prize $200.00, Third Prize $100.00 & three (3) Honorable Mentions.

Download Prospectus:

Download Entry Form:

Visit website:

Please direct all questions to:
Adrian Tans, Gallery Director

ArtisTree Gallery
1206 VT Route 12
Woodstock, VT 05091

Blue Ridge Fiber Show 2012

Deadline: August 10, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Blue Ridge Fiber Show 2012
... an international, biennial celebration of fiberarts
Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild
The North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, NC
October 2, 2012 - January 2, 2013

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.

RULES (truncated)
• 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).
• Entries must be original in concept and design except where traditional drafts are used and noted.
• Entries must have been completed within the last two years.

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

a. Hand Weaving Category - includes textiles created on an Entrant controlled loom and involves interlacing (not inter-looping) two or more sets of elements at right or oblique angles to each other.

b. 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.

c. 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.

Subcategories are listed in the prospectus and the individual entry forms.

Awards are in listed the prospectus.

Download the following:

Prospectus/Rules of Entry:

Hand Weaving Entry Form:

Felting Entry Form:

Spinning Entry Form:

Visit website for details:

For further information contact:

Contemporary Lace Contest 2012

Deadline: May 1, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Contemporary Lace Contest 2012
Catalonian Lace Guild-ACP (Associació Catalana de Puntaires)
Barcelona, Spain
December 12, 2012 to January 15, 2013

The Catalonian Lace Guild (ACP) organizes the Contemporary Lace Contest 2012. In this occasion, lace in fashion under the theme “THE HEADRESS” is our proposal. This is a new challenge for lacemakers, both technical and design, with the possibility of using different materials and volumes. The author will have to present his/her work between 12th. December 2012 and 15th. January 2013. At that time, The Catalonian Lace Guild will be immersed in the events of the XXV anniversary of its foundation.

CONTEST RULES (truncated)
  1. Lace can be made by individual or as collective work.
  2. All participants must be members of The Catalonian Lace Guild-ACP (Associació Catalana de Puntaires) and they have to keep the fees up to date.
  3. All participants have to fill the entry form and it has to be submitted before 1st May 2012.
  4. The minimum size of the lace: 30 to 35 cm
  5. The piece may be worked in any technique, bobbin lace, needle lace, macramé, tatting or mixed lace.
  6. Original designs entries must have never been previously published in any publication or on the internet, in the whole or any of its parts.
  7. Materials: To be determined by the lacemakers.
*First award: 1.200€
*Second award: 800€
Third awards: 500€
All participants will receive a participation certificate.
(*) The entries awarded with first and second position will become part of the Catalonian Lace Guild. The designer will retain the copyright.

The Jury will consist of the following members:
 Two members of the Catalonian Lace Guild Executive Board
 Two qualified people from the world of Lace
 A member of Catalonian Arts and Craft Institution
 1 qualified person from the textile area
 1 qualified person from the design area

Visit website for more details:

Download Contest Rules:

The Catalonian Lace Guild (ACP)
Tel: 934 125 078
Fax: 933 170 619

The Lace Guild Competition and Exhibition 2013

Deadline: May 1, 2013 (RECEIVE)

The Lace Guild Competition and Exhibition 2013
THE Hollies
Stourbridge, West Midlands UK

Entries are invited from all lacemakers for The Lace Guild’s 2013 Competition and Exhibition at The Hollies, the Lace Guild headquarters. Overseas entries are eligible.

ELIGIBILTY: The competition Is open to all lacemakers. Lace must have been completed between August 2010 and May 2013.

JUDGING: Three judges will be appointed by The Lace Guild; their decision will be final. Judges are selected for experience and knowledge of traditional lace techniques, modern lace techniques, innovation and design skills.

CLASSES: Each item to be entered in one of the classes listed in schedule; entries will automatically be entered for other appropriate overall awards.

Original design Designed and worked by the entrant, the design not taken directly from a lace pattern or piece of lace.
Novice Anyone who has been making lace in the broad category (i.e. Bobbin lace, Needlelace, Knitting, Crochet or tatting) for less than 3 years up to the closing date.
Teacher Anyone who is being, or has been at any time since August 2010, paid to teach lace.
Young Lacemaker Any one under the age of 18 years on 31st August 2013.

SECTION A-TRADITONAL LACES IN TRADITONAL STYLE Lace in this section does NOT need to be linked to the theme Contrasts. Work should celebrate the traditional laces and encourage a high standard in the techniques. Young Lacemakers may enter this section.

SECTION B- CONTRASTS Lace to the theme, with any combination of techniques and materials. To be judged on design, presentation and suitability for end use. Entrants for this section should describe how their work fits to the theme Contrasts.

ENTRY FEE MAIN CLASSES: £15 for first entry, £8 for each additional entry. Class 11 one entry fee. Lacemakers under 18 years FREE. CLASS 16 entry fee is included in the cost of materials.

Full details available on Schedule.

Download Schedule and Rules:

Visit website:

The Hollies
53 Audnam Stourbridge
West Midlands DY8 4AE
Tel: +44 (0)1384 390739
Fax: +44 (0)1384 444415