Monday, June 25, 2012

Infinity Art Gallery: Figurative Expo

Deadline: August 1, 2012 (ONLINE)

Figurative Expo
Infinity Art Gallery
Grand Opening: September 1, 2012

Qualified Artwork:
Accepting all forms of figurative artwork. Artists are welcome to submit artwork that is traditional as well as work that is representational or pushes the boundaries of what is figurative. There is not a quota on the number of specific media such as oil, watercolor, pastel, photography, sculpture or any other discipline of art.

All juried exhibits are open for artists everywhere to submit.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Media (video/film/audio) not accepted. All works submitted must be created within 36 months prior to the deadline. 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 as a finalist in any exhibit at Infinity Art Gallery.

Jurors: Kenneth Browne, Terra Chapman, Patricia Schappler


$1,500 Total Value of Awards
Best of Show - $300 cash, plus artist portfolio page valued at $200
2nd Place - $150 cash, plus artist portfolio page valued at $200
3rd Place - $50 cash, plus artist portfolio page valued at $200
Founders’ Choice - Artist Portfolio valued at $200
Director’s Choice - Artist Portfolio valued at $200

Submitting Entries:
Artists pay an entry fee of $25 USD to submit 1 or 2 works of art. Artists may enter more than once.

Download the Call to Artists:

Full details available on website:

If you have any questions, or experience problems submitting online, please contact the Gallery Director, Julie Weismann.

Arlington Center for the Arts: Tufts Street Community Gallery

Deadline: (ONGOING)

Exhibition Opportunity
Tufts Street Community Gallery

Arlington Center for the Arts
Arlington, MA

The Tufts Street Community Gallery is an informal exhibition space in the 3rd floor lounge of the Arlington Center for the Arts. One-person or group shows are considered. The focus of this exhibition space is to provide additional opportunities for artists, particularly emerging artists, to share their work with the public and gain experience in exhibiting their work.

There is approximately 100 feet of available wall space appropriate for hanging 2D work. Exhibits run for approximately 6 weeks, scheduled in advance. A visit to the space is highly recommended.

The artist is responsible for hanging and dismantling the show, including creating labels and supplying a gallery book and exhibition material. Work must be suitably framed and hung from existing picture moldings using fishing line or other methods (no hooks or holes, please).

To submit
Please send 10-20 slides or photos of the work you would like to exhibit, an artist resume/statement or exhibit proposal, and a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) for return of materials. Mail material with SASE to:

Pam Shanley
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster St.
Arlington, MA 02474

Please e-mail mailto:pam@acarts.orgor call 781-648-6220.

Visit website for detailed information:

Arlington Center for the Arts Call for Proposals

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE) OR (EMAIL)

July 15, 2012
January 15, 2013

Call for Proposals
Gibbs Gallery Guest Curator Program

Arlington Center for the Arts
Arlington, MA

The Gibbs Gallery of the Arlington Center for the Arts accepts proposals for six-week, group exhibitions. Proposals may include work in any visual media and may be organized around any theme or technique. The Gibbs Gallery seeks proposals by both established and emerging artists. The ideas, values, and vision expressed by the curatorial proposal need to be clear and explicit. Experimental work, multimedia work and installations are encouraged but must fit the available space. Curators may include their own work in the exhibit, but it should illuminate or develop the exhibition's concept.

Proposals must include at least two artists, and proposals for 3 or more artists are preferred.

Applications are reviewed twice annually. Submission Deadlines are January 15 and July 15

Application Procedure (truncated)

Submissions may be sent either via mail or electronically. Please submit:
  1. A brief curator's statement describing your exhibit concept. Include an explanation of how the pieces fit into your vision of the exhibit. In your proposal, translate your idea for the exhibition layout as concretely as possible, particularly if there are 3-D pieces.
  2. A resume for each artist included in the exhibit proposal.
  3. An artist's statement from each artist.
  4. Submit a maximum of 20 slides total showing either actual or representative work.

Full details (including Curator Responsibilities and Gallery Support from Arlington Center for the Arts) are outlined on the website:

Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA 02474
Ph: 781-648-6220

American Craft Council Shows 2013

Deadline: August 1, 2012 (ONLINE)

Call for Exhibitors
American Craft Council Shows 2013

American Craft Council
Minneapolis, MN

The American Craft Council show artists range from seasoned makers to emerging artists and represent the finest quality craft in the country. We encourage you to apply if you produce original and handmade work in any of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, clothing & accessories, decorative fiber, furniture & lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys & puzzles, or wood.

To ensure a high level of quality in the work exhibited in American Craft Council Shows, each jury is instructed to adhere to these guidelines in making decisions:

  • Work is handmade and reflects excellence and the unique vision of its maker.
  • It is well conceived and skillfully executed, without technical faults.
  • All works must be the designs of the applicant and made in the United States or Canada by the applicant or under his/her direct supervision.

Submit five digital images to the annual jury by August 1, 2012 at 12 midnight (PST) via Juried Art Services: Each application will be given one jury score for all 2013 shows.

Download 2013 ACC show prospectus:

Download Terms and Conditions:

2013 American Craft Council Show Dates
Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Convention Center
Feb. 19 (Buyer/Artist seminars)
Feb. 20-21 (Wholesale)
Feb. 22-24 (Retail)
Atlanta, GA at the Cobb Galleria Centre
Mar. 14 (Preview Party)
Mar. 15-17

St. Paul, MN at the St. Paul RiverCentre
Apr. 18 (Preview Party)
Apr. 19-21
San Francisco
Aug. 2-4

Visit website for more details:

American Craft Council
1224 Marshall Street NE.
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 206-3100

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts Mid Atlantic Competition

Deadline: August 3, 2012 (POSTMARK) or (Hand Delivery)

Mid Atlantic Competition
Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts

New Castle, PA
October 9 - November 2, 2012

The 2012 Hoyt Mid Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition showcases artists from the Mid Atlantic Region: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, West Viginia and Washington, DC.

Juror: F. Lennox Campello, Art Critic

  • Entries are limited to artists 21+ living in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States.
  • All media will be considered with the following exceptions: No video or installations.
  • Works must be original and completed within the last three years.
  • Pieces may not have been previously shown at the Hoyt.
  • Work can not exceed 48 inches in an direction or 150 pounds in weight.
  • All work must be professionally prepared.

Cash Awards

Best in Show
2nd Place
3rd Place
6 Merit Awards

Entry Fee
$30.00 for up to two entries ($25.00 for Hoyt Members) and $5.00 for each additional entry.


2012 Mid Atlantic Prospectus page 1

2012 Mid Atlantic Prospectus page 2

The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
124 E. Leasure Ave.
New Castle, PA 16101

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Materials: Hard & Soft 2013

Deadline: September 7, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Materials: Hard & Soft
National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition
Greater Denton Arts Council

Meadows Gallery
Center for the Visual Arts
Denton, TX
February 9 - April 5, 2013

Materials: Hard & Soft is exhibited in the Meadows Gallery, located in the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas.

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it's 26th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. A catalog is printed. Many of the artists seen in the Materials exhibitions have been featured in national publications such as American Craft.

Eligible Media
Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2010-2012) and not previously exhibited in the Center for the Visual Arts. Artists must reside in the United States or its possessions.

Entry Fee: $30 non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries.

Juror: Jean W. McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Penland School of Crafts

GDAC will provide $5,000 in awards. Winners will be determined by the juror, on site, after the accepted works are received at the Center for the Visual Arts.

Download 2013 Prospectus:

Visit website for more details:

Greater Denton Arts Council
400 East Hickory
Denton, Texas 76201

Bemis Center Residency Program

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

September 30, 2012 for JULY 2013 - DECEMBER 2013 residency
February 28, 2013 for JANUARY 2014 - JUNE 2014 residency

Residency Program
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Omaha, NE

The Residency Program at the Bemis Center was started by artists for artists and is a program that truly trusts artists and seeks to support the creative process. The Residency Program provides support in the form of time, space and monthly stipends to 36 artists per year. Three month residencies allow artists time to reflect, research and take risks. Our famously large live/work studios and installation spaces allow artists to do the work they cannot do elsewhere. Access to on-site facilities and a monthly stipend allow each artist to concentrate fully on their creative process.

TIME 3 months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time.
SPACE The Bemis Center is housed in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet. Each artist is provided with a generously sized live/work studio with a private bathroom and 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, installation spaces, and a large sculpture fabrication facility.
SUPPORT $750 monthly stipend.

The application is only online. When applying uou will be prompted to:
* Complete the application. The application will ask for the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation are not required.
* Submit a current resume and/or CV. Collaborative teams must submit individual resumes/CV.
* Upload up to 10 images, video and/or audio clips of your work created in the last two years.
* Provide image details for each image file (title of work, date executed, media and dimensions). Add any brief narrative necessary to inform the jury about each individual work.
* Pay the $40.00 (US Dollars) application fee.

Foreign Applicants Please Note:
* Accepted applicants must be able to speak and understand English.

Visit website for information:

Online Application:

For more information about the Artist Residency Program please contact Heather Johnson, Residency Program Manager, at 402.341.7130 x 12 or via e.mail at heather(at)

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone:: 402.341.7130
Fax:: 402.341.9791

Box Heart Gallery: 12th Annual Art Inter/National

Deadline: November 1, 2012 (EMAIL)

12th Annual Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad 2013
Box Heart Gallery

Pittsburgh, PA
January 8 - February 2, 2013

Art Inter/National is a celebration of artistic expression from all over the world. It's an exhibition that displays how the space one occupies both influences and guides the creative process. Box Heart encourages diversity in the media used to create the work, in the artists and his/her interpretation of Art Inter/National. There are no limits or boundaries, no categories or types. Box Heart is looking for expressions in art that are not only cultivated, but also created because of each artist's place on this earth.

One artist will receive the Best of Show Award. This artist is awarded Box Heart "Artist of the Year" and receives their own Solo Exhibition in the 2014 Exhibition Year. This includes Gallery Representation with Box Heart Gallery.

Artist Submission Requirements:
- Artists that would like to be considered for an invitation to participate in the 2013 Art Inter/National Exhibition can begin submitting the proper materials to Box Heart Gallery on February 15, 2012. Applications are received until the deadline, November 1, 2012. Once all applications are received, review will begin. A maximum of twenty (20) artists will be invited to participate in the 2013 Art Inter/national Exhibition. All artists will be notified of those invited to participate before December 1, 2012.
- Commission on all sales is 40%. (All work must be for sale.)
- Submit an application, a maximum of three (3) entries to be considered, and an Artist Statement describing your interpretation of Art Inter/National.

Application Procedure:
- Submit the Artist Application.
- Submit an Artist Statement describing your interpretation of Art Inter/National and how the space around you influences your creative process.
- Submit a maximum of three (3) art works to be considered properly labeled with Name, Media, Size, and Price. Digital Images Only.
- Submit supporting artist materials such as; artist resume and artist biography. (optional)

Full details available on website:

Download Application:

Box Heart Gallery
4523 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
P. 412 687 8858
F. 412 687 6338

Friday, June 22, 2012

More to Come

Hello Readers:

We just updated the site with 4 new opportunities. Since we have several items on deck, please expect to see additional updates no later than Sunday, June 24th.

As always, we appreciate your readership.


Elise N.

Lark Crafts: Showcase 500 Necklaces

Deadline: August 1, 2012 (ONLINE)

Showcase 500 Necklaces
Lark Crafts

Asheville, NC
Publishing in July 2013

Lark Jewelry & Beading seeks excellent photographs of original, contemporary art jewelry pieces to publish in a new juried, international collection in our 500 Series of books: Showcase 500 Necklaces. This book is scheduled to be published in 2013.

We will accept jewelry in all materials with all techniques and design styles, including both wearable and conceptual but biasing strongly toward wearable. Please submit current or very recent work from no earlier than 2010.

The submission limit is two pieces (one photo of each, with an option of one or two alternate or detail photos per piece). We can accept only high-quality digital images. Artists will receive full acknowledgment within the book and a complimentary copy. Artists retain copyright of their work.

“Necklaces” can include neckpieces, chokers, torques, collars, operas, ropes, chains, bibs, etc. We strongly prefer work that has not been previously published in book form.

Artists whose work is included in the book will receive a complimentary copy and full acknowledgment in the book.

Artists retain copyright of their work. There is no charge for entry.

Online entries accepted via Juried Services:

Visit website for more details:

For questions about registering with Juried Art Services or uploading your material to the site, contact them at

For other questions about the book, email

Lark Crafts: Showcase 500 Handmade Books

Deadline: August 2, 2012 (ONLINE)

Showcase 500 Handmade Books
Lark Crafts

Asheville, NC
Publishing in September 2013

Lark Crafts seeks images to publish in Showcase 500 Handmade Books, a collection of handmade artists’ books.

Books must contain content and may be narrative, visual, and/or sculptural. While pieces may be non-traditional in form, each must function like a book (opening up and presenting a sequence of images, words, and/or ideas).

Juror: Julie Chen

Artists whose work is included in the book will receive full acknowledgment within the book, a complimentary copy, and discounts on the purchase of additional books.

Artists retain copyright of their work.

There is no entry fee.

Entries are online only, via Juried Art Services:

Visit website for more details:

Art Maryland 2012

Deadline: August 31, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Art Maryland 2012
Howard County Center for the Arts

Ellicott City, MD
October 26 - December 14, 2012

The Arts Council seeks entries from artists — working in any medium and residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City — for Art Maryland 2012.

All artists, 18 years or older, residing in Maryland, or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD, are invited to submit up to three works completed in the last two years. Work can not have been previously exhibited in the Howard County Center for the Arts (HCCA) galleries, must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in HCCA gal-leries (ceiling height is 9.5”).

Artists may submit images of up to three works, one image for each two-dimensional work and up to two images for each three-dimensional work. Images will be projected one at a time through a single projector. Do not submit printed photographs or more than the requested number of images, they will not be viewed.

A nonrefundable entry fee of $25 is due with this application. Fee is waived for current members of the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC). Individual Artists may join HCAC for $30.

Juror: Philippa Hughes
Founder and Chief Creative Contrarian of the Pink Line Project

A minimum of $1000 will be awarded by the juror.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website:

Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410.313.ARTS (2787)
MD Relay: 711

Quilt National 2013

Deadline: September 14, 2012 (ONLINE)

Quilt National ’13
The Dairy Barn Arts Center

Athens, OH
May 24 - September 2, 2013

Quilt National is a biennial international juried exhibition of contemporary innovative quilts. The first Quilt National was shown in 1979. The eighteenth in the series of international juried competitions dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for NEW work (completed after September 1, 2010). The jurors will select works that represent unique approaches to the medium and demonstrate the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions.


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

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

A non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 (thirtyfive US dollars) will accompany the entry submission. This fee includes the entry fee and the online submission of the full view and detail image of one quilt. Entrants may submit up to two (2) additional works for an additional fee of $5 (five dollars) per work.

Work will be judged on originality, design, technique, and craftsmanship. Jurors will select no more that one work by an artist. Preliminary acceptance will be granted on the basis of the digital image submission. Final acceptance will be granted after a jurors’ representative has examined the work itself. Approximately 85 works will be selected.


Linda Colsh (Belgium), Judith Content (CA), Penny McMorris (OH)

Monetary awards for Quilt National works exceed $6,000:

$1,500 Best of Show
In-kind Quilts Japan Prize
$1,200 Award of Excellence
$ 850 Most Innovative Use of the Medium
$ 700 Young Emerging Artist Award
$ 500 Persistence Pays Award
$ 500 McCarthy Memorial Award
$ 500 Cathy Rasmussen Emerging Artist Memorial Award
$ 350 Lynn Goodwin Borgman Award for Surface Design
$ 350 Quilt Surface Design Symposium Award of Excellence
$ 250 Heartland Prize
$ 150 People’s Choice Award

Download Prospectus:

Quilt National '13 entries will be submitted ONLINE ONLY.

Visit website for more information:

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

Monday, June 11, 2012

CODEX IV International Book Fair & SymposiumCODEX IV International Book Fair & Symposium


CODEX IV International Book Fair & Symposium
The Codex Foundation

Craneway Pavillion
Richmond, CA
February 10 — February 13, 2013

We are gathering together a congress of the world’s finest private presses, book artisans, artists, curators, collectors, and scholars in the spirit of an Old West rendezvous for the fourth biennial Codex International Book Fair and Symposium.

The CODEX IV International Book Fair
Four afternoons. Sunday, February 10 – Wednesday February 13. The Book Fair will be held afternoons at the Craneway Pavillion.* The Pavillion, built by Albert Kahn in 1931, was originally the Ford Company assembly plant and now resides on the National Register of Historical Places. Set on 25 waterfront acres, it boasts views of both the bay and the San Francisco skyline. Register early, space is limited.

*Please note that we have a new venue for the fair this year at the Craneway Pavilion— 1414 Harbour Way, South Marina District, Richmond, CA 94804 (5 miles north of Berkeley). All other venues remain the same.

NEW Exhibitors: If you have not previously exhibited at CODEX please send an inquiry with a website or URL where we can view your work before sending your registration form. Email us at:

The CODEX Foundation Symposium: DRAWING A BEAD ON THE BOOK

Two mornings: Monday, February 11 – Tuesday, February 12. Berkeley Art Museum Theater—2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720. Please note the Symposium and the Book Fair are in two different locations.

A bus service will be provided for exhibitors and Symposium guests only for a nominal fee of $50. Departure and arrival times will be coordinated with symposium and book fair hours. The symposium will be held for two days this year.

Sandro Berra, Director, Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione, Cornuda, Italy
Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Books and Special Collections, Library of Congress, USA

Tim Barrett, MacArthur Fellow, Director Paper Facilities, University of Iowa Iowa City, USA
Alan Loney, Electio Editions Melbourne, Australia
Russell Maret New York, USA
Veronika Schaepers Tokyo/Berlin

Download Registration Form:

Visit website:

The Codex Foundation
2203 Fourth Street
Berkeley, California 94710

The Warehouse Residency


The Warehouse Residency
Light Work and
The Warehouse Gallery

Syracuse, NY

Light Work and The Warehouse Gallery have partnered on a residency program, The Warehouse Residency. The residency program, which is focused on collaboration and supporting artists, expands upon the success of Light Work’s renowned artist-in-residence program for artists working in photography and digital imaging by inviting artists working in many media to participate. One artist per year will visit Syracuse through The Warehouse Residency.

The first participant in this innovative program is Los Angeles-based artist Kianga Ford, who arrived in Syracuse in mid-October 2008 to begin her residency. The participants in the program will work on their project for a period of 1 to 3 months (depending on the project), with the goal that the residency culminates into an exhibition.

Artists will be chosen based on the quality of their work, as well as their ability to engage the community in their project, a goal which mirrors the mission of The Warehouse Gallery.

Submit CV/Resume and portfolio to the gallery for consideration.

Visit website for additional details:

The Warehouse Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., ground floor
Syracuse, NY 13202-1202
Tel: 315.443.6450
Fax: 315.443.6494

The Warehouse Gallery Window Projects


Window Projects
The Warehouse Gallery

Syracuse, NY

THE WAREHOUSE GALLERY commissions artists in Central New York to fill the Window Projects Gallery on W. Fayette St. This is a high profile exhibit space visible 24/7, and lit throughout the night. It was created in 2006 as part of the Gallery's ongoing commitment to bringing CNY artists' work to Syracuse in an effort to engage the community in a dialogue regarding the role the arts can play in illuminating critical issues of our life and times.

THE WAREHOUSE GALLERY accepts applications year-round for the Window Projects. There is no deadline for submissions.

STEP 1: Contact the gallery and schedule a visit/tour of the Windows space. We require this step due to the unique characteristics of the exhibition space, you really have to see it in person.

STEP 2: After the visit, each applicant must submit a written proposal with a CV/resume and artist statement. Please include schematics and images to illustrate your vision for the space. All projects must take the physical space into consideration.

NOTE: Although it is not a requirement, the gallery prefers and will choose applicants that create new works specifically designed for the Window Projects.

Full details available on website:

The Warehouse Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., ground floor
Syracuse, NY 13202-1202
Tel: 315.443.6450
Fax: 315.443.6494

Art in Flight Program Open Call for Exhibits


Open Call for Exhibits
Art in Flight Program
Southwest Florida International Airport

Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

The Cultural Exhibits Program is a component of the Southwest Florida International Airport Art Program. Established in 2010, this program is free and available to local and regional cultural organizations, individual artists and collectors who have art and artifacts of public interest with artistic merit, cultural significance or educational value. The purpose of this program is to showcase the diversity of art and culture in the Southwest Florida Region.

This Open Call for Exhibits is open to organizations, groups and individuals interested in submitting for the Cultural Exhibits Program. All media may be proposed for review. There is no deadline. Submissions are reviewed by an Exhibits Review Panel annually or semi-annually as needed. Each approved proposal is assigned an exhibit start date based on the exhibition calendar. The duration of exhibits is up to twelve (12) months depending on the nature of the exhibit and the selected site.

Exhibits can be scheduled up to three years in advance.

Exhibitors are not offered any compensation at this time; however limited installation and curatorial support are provided as needed.

1) Exhibit Cases: There are currently two exhibition areas comprised of four (4) display cases located within the Terminal (presecurity).

2) 2D Exhibit Wall(s) Located pre-security in the Terminals and is available for two dimensional installations. Artwork must withstand heavy pedestrian traffic.

3) Youth Art: Exhibitions can feature collaborative projects by individual children, groups of students, community-based projects and work from schools, youth groups and/or museums. Exhibits are limited to young artists ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. Opportunity is limited to SW FL artists and organizations.

Download complete requirements:

Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Art in Flight Program
10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Mini-­‐Movables, a Collection of Pint-­‐Sized Pop-­‐Ups

Deadline: June 25, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Mini-­Movables, a Collection of Pint-­Sized Pop-­Ups
Asheville BookWorks

Asheville, NC
July 3 – Sept. 12, 2012

Asheville BookWorks is seeking work for an exhibition of Miniature Books featuring Pop-Up Elements at Asheville BookWorks, July 3 – Sept. 12, 2012. The exhibit will correspond with 2012 Miniature Book Society (MBS) Conclave in Asheville and the 2012 MBS Traveling Exhibition displayed in the BookWorks Gallery.

Entry Requirements:
Marvelous miniature movables that surprise, delight, mystify or intrigue. Miniature books, very small books, sized no larger than 3-inches in height, width or thickness featuring three-dimensional or movable elements including pop-ups, transformations, tunnel books, volvelles, flaps, pull-tabs, pop-outs, pull-downs and more.

To Submit:
Artists may submit up to two Mini-Movables for the show. Books, one-of-a kind or editioned books, must be for sale and created since January 2010. Handmade, hand-­‐bound books using original printmaking techniques including letterpress, woodcut, linocut, screen print, lithography, etching, or hand lettering and drawing are preferred. Send original work and return postage.

A $15 non-refundable entry fee covers up to two works. BookWorks will consider for display all books received for “Mini-­‐Movables, a collection of Pint-­‐Sized Pop-­‐Ups” and reserves the right to refuse books that do not meet the entry requirements.

Delivery and Return of Artwork:
Please send actual, original works for “Mini-­‐Movables, a collection of Pint-­‐Sized Pop-­‐Ups” to Asheville BookWorks by June 18 - 25, 2012. Artists are responsible for paying shipping costs, including insurance, with the carrier of their choice, to and from Asheville BookWorks.

Download Entry Form:


Asheville BookWorks
428 1/2 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC, 28806
Phone: 828-255-8444

4th Annual PINNACLE Exhibition

Deadline: June 29, 2012 (POSTMARK)

4th Annual PINNACLE Exhibition
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery

Tallahassee, FL
September 7- September 28, 2012

All artists over 18 years of age, residing in the United States are eligible.

Artists may enter up to three original 2D or 3D works of art executed after January 1st, 2010. All artworks must be original and must be completed without supervision by an instructor in a class or a workshop. All artworks must be suitable for professional presentation. Two-dimensional works, when displayed, cannot exceed 48” in any dimension including frame. Three-dimensional works cannot exceed 60” in height, 24” in width, and 24” in depth. The weight limitation must not exceed 50 lbs.

The juror will select works for the exhibition from submitted slides. Awards will be chosen by the juror from actual works of art. No more than one prize will be awarded per individual artist. We anticipate more than $2,000.00 in cash and merchandise awards, including a $1,000.00 Best of Show award. There will also be First, Second and Third Place cash awards. Three Honorable Mentions will be acknowledged with waived submission fees for PINNACLE 2013.

A non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 is required for up to three JPEGS. Each additional work is $5.00 each for a maximum of $35.00 for 5 slides.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website:

Questions? Please email

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Center
1630 Pinder Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32307
PH. 850. 599.8755 |

10th International Triennial of Mini-Textiles

Deadline: June 30, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

10th International Triennial of Mini-Textiles
Direction et Conservation des musées d’Angers

Angers - France
December 2012 – May 2013

I - Definition
Article 1 - The participation of each artist is limited to only one work, consisting of only one part, made from thread or from the idea of thread
Article 2 - The theme adopted for this X triennial is: “Too web or not to web” / “Trop de toile ou pas”
Article 3 - Maximum size of works, including frame, is 12 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm (surface or volume).
Article 4 - After examination by a panel of experts, artists will be informed by mail of the success or failure of their entry to the triennial.

II – Conditions of participation
Article 5 - The artist should present only one recent work (less than one year).
Article 6 - This work will be judged from two photos on a numerical support (definition 10 x 15cm., 300 dpi, format JPEG) (or two slides (24 x 36 mm)) representing two different views of the original work. These will not be returned to the artist. Original work should not be sent in place of the picture.
Article 7 - In the event of selection by the jury, the museum is authorised to remake negatives if the picture are not of satisfactory quality for printing.
Article 8 - The artist should write his name, the dimensions and meaning of his work on the picture, specifying "top" and "bottom".
Article 9 - The attached registration form and Transfer of all rights of reproduction and communication, duly completed, should be sent with the picture.
Article 10 - It is imperative that the complete file (form and picture), is sent before the final deadline of 30 june 2012 to:

Complete Rules: (English Version)

Additional Forms and Documents:

Direction et Conservation des musées d’Angers
Xe Triennale Internationale des mini-textiles
14 rue du musée- 49100 ANGERS - FRANCE
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2013 Hidden City Philadelphia Festival

Deadline: July 1, 2012 (ONLINE)

Call For Proposals
2013 Hidden City Philadelphia Festival

Philadelphia, PA
May 23 – June 30, 2013

In 2013, Hidden City Philadelphia presents an international festival featuring site-specific visual and performance art in lesser-known but remarkable heritage sites throughout the city.

Hidden City Philadelphia invites project proposals for the 2013 Hidden City Philadelphia Festival, which is currently scheduled to run from May 23 – June 30, 2013.

Building upon the success of the 2009 Hidden City festival, which featured art installations and performances in obscured or inaccessible heritage sites, the next Hidden City Festival will encompass roughly twelve heritage sites that will be open to the public for six weeks. Every site is staffed by a site manager and volunteer docents with training in interpreting both the art installations and history of the site and its community. A central hub provides visitor support.

Who We’re Looking For

We accept proposals from artists, collectives, curators, organizers, producers, and leaders of organizations, businesses, and historic sites. Proposals don’t need to come from an artist or in an arts/design-related organization as long as they address our criteria. We are looking for a mix of local, national, and international participants.

What We’re Looking For (truncated)

We are looking for project proposals representing all disciplines, including the visual arts, performance, architecture, and design. We will be presenting one project per site. Collaborative projects or projects with multiple elements or components may count as one project, if based in and around one site. We’re interested in ideas that animate space and illuminate the memory and future of our remarkable sites and the people who care for them. To that end, we are looking for projects that meet the following core criteria:
  1. You demonstrate a passionate interest in the place you’ve chosen and a willingness to collaborate with us and the site’s stakeholders.
  2. Projects must be wholly site-specific and engage with the history of the place, not just its formal demands. We will accept “re-visionist” approaches to pre-existing work or artistic ideas, if they can authentically engage with the site and its past, present, and future.
  3. Your idea has the potential to communicate to a broad spectrum of audiences. We welcome all aesthetic leanings, from conceptual to representational, but keep in mind that our audiences are tremendously diverse, with many new to the artistic experience.
  4. You have a creative background that evidences the capability to realize your project. We are interested foremost in the power of your ideas, recognizing that there are many kinds of artists and approaches to developing a creative practice.

Our Process

This Call for Proposals is a means to begin conversations about your ideas for these sites. Proposals are understood to represent ideas-in-development. Hidden City works with an Artistic Advisory Committee, Philadelphia Curatorial Steering Committee, site partners, and members of the community to evaluate proposals. This is not a juried show or competition. After the close of this initial call, we may continue to develop additional sites and proposals.

The Artistic Advisory Committee serves to connect Hidden City with artists and other collaborators worldwide. The Philadelphia Curatorial Steering Committee is made up of local leaders in the artistic, heritage, and urban studies fields. Both groups will help evaluate proposals and in some cases may offer technical or advisory assistance for projects.

Complete Call details on website:

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The Fabrication of Imagination 2012

Deadline: July 6, 2012 (EMAIL)

The Fabrication of Imagination 2012
The Arts League of Lowell
ALL Arts Gallery

Lowell, MA
August 3 -25, 2012

Theme: Fiber-based work having a third dimension, either wall-hung or self-standing.

Eligibility: Open to New England artists. Student work done under direct supervision is not eligible.

Work Requirements: (truncated)

Artists may enter 1 to 5 works. Works chosen for this show must be framed or otherwise securely and professionally presented, and wired to hang, if applicable. Maximum height of any work is 8 feet. For self-standing work, maximum size is 8’ high x 4’ x 4’. Work over 40 pounds and work requiring special installation or handling must be installed by the artist. Several pedestals are available for artists’ use.

INSTALLATION proposals will also be considered; installations must be set up by the artist.

Volunteering Requirements: ALL member artists, with work accepted for this show, are required to gallery sit. Non-member artists are encouraged to gallery sit with a member partner. The configuration of this gallery necessitates having two gallery sitters at all times.

Entry Fee: Members - $20.00 - Nonmembers $35.00 Non-member artists entering this show are welcome to join ALL ($35.00/year).

Entry Deadline: All entries must be received, by e-mail, to before end-of-day, July 6th, 2012. Please put “Fabrication” in the Subject line of your e-mail. Your entry fee must be dropped off at Van Gogh’s Gear, 200 Middle St., Lowell, MA 01852. or postmarked by July 6th, 2012.

Jurying Process: The jurying will be by (jpg) photographs of the entered work. You may enter two views of each piece. Installation artists, provide description and jpgs. Artists will be notified of the juror’s decision by e-mail (or telephone if necessary).

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Arts League of Lowell
PO Box 7134
Lowell, MA 01852

Southwest Florida Community Foundation Juried Exhibition

Deadline: July 10, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY) or (EMAIL)

Juried Exhibition
Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Fort Myers, FL
October 1, 2012 to August 20, 2013

  • Open to all artists residing in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties in Florida.
  • Only original artwork will be accepted. No giclees.
  • Categories are drawing, mosaic, painting (including acrylic, collage, oil, mixed media, and watercolor), photography, pottery, sculpture, and textile art.
  • An entry consists of 5 to 6 artworks, from which 3 to 4 will be chosen for display if entrant’s work is juried into exhibition.

ENTRY FEE: $20.00 (Non-refundable)

All submitted works selected for inclusion and display during this exhibition may be offered for sale to the public at a labeled price set by the artist. Entries may be listed as “Not for Sale” (NFS). A 35% commission will be retained by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation on all work sold during the exhibition. Proceeds will benefit the Fund for the Arts in Southwest Florida.

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Southwest Florida Community Foundation
8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 274-5900

7th International Fiber Art Biennale

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

7th International Fiber Art Biennale
Hosted by:
Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
Nantong Municipal People's Government, China
Fiber Art Committee, China Arts & Crafts Association

Nantong City, Jiangsu Province
November 8, 2012 — December 15, 2012

‘From Lausanne to Beijing’ the 7th International Fiber Art Biennale will be held in Nantong city, Jiangsu Province from 8th November to 15th December, 2012. Simultaneously, an academic symposium will be held as well. We sincerely welcome all domestic and foreign artists, entrepreneurs, and academic friends to participate and support the exhibition.


‘From Lausanne to Beijing’ Biennale encourages international communication and popularization of fiber art. It enhances Chinese culture through creativity; stimulates the development of the information industry and provide an opportunity to demonstrate a new field of vision that is found and shared in the Biennale Exhibition and Symposium.


  1. ‘Century Master’ Creative Research Center has sponsored Gold, Silver, Bronze awards to this Biennale and titles the awards as ‘Bai Nian Ju Jiang (Century Master)’ Fiber Art Fund Prize.
    1. Gold: 1 Prize 50,000 RMB (includes purchase of work for the collection)
    2. Silver: 2 Prize 10,000 RMB
    3. Bronze: 6 Prize 5,000 RMB
    4. Excellence: Undetermined, Temporarily has not set up Prize.
  2. Gold award winning work piece will be kept by ‘Century Master’ Creative Research Center. The artist can refuse to accept cash prize for collection.
  3. Certificates will be presented to all the selected award-winning works.


1. No restriction on fiber materials, form, or style; two-dimensional (2-D) or three-dimensional (3-D) work.
2. The gallery’s wall is 320cm high for 2-D works, and 600cm high space for 3-D works.
3. Application time: June 1st – July 15th 2012. (Entry must arrive before the end of the day, July 25, 2012.)
4. Registration fee: Free for foreign artists
5. Selection: Art Work will be selected by an evaluation committee. Notification of the jury decision will be sent to the artists by the organizing committee before Aug. 15th, 2012.
6.Exhibition Entry Fee : Free for foreign artists who are invited to the exhibition. ¥900 for Chinese artists (free for students )
7. The selected works will be published in the 7th ‘From Lausanne to Beijing’ International Fiber Art Biennale Catalogue.

Notice: For international participants, the Art Work must be shipped by international post office to Beijing. Participants will be responsible for all shipping and insurance costs. Organizing committee will pay for the return shipping costs.


Download Entry Form:

If you cannot download the application form, please email to

Organizing Committee Contact Information:

General contact: Yue, Song (0086+13466356702)
Contact(China): Liu, Quanhua (0086+13621004831)
Contact (International): Wang, Mei (
Contact(Media):Liang, Kai (0086+15120000993)

C322/B357, Fiber Art Institute,
Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University Haidian District,
Beijing, China
Postcode: 100080

Some Things Looming: Black, White and Red All Over

Deadline: July 21, 2012 (POSTMARK) or (EMAIL)

Fall 2012 Challenge
Some Things Looming

Reading, PA
September 15 – October 27, 2012

What is black, white and red all over? A zebra with sunburn! A newspaper. A vampire having a midnight snack.

Some Things Looming fall 2012 challenge invites you to solve this visual and verbal conundrum in your own unique but fiber oriented way. Whether this powerful group of hues takes your mind to emotions, animals, interior design, or fashion, etc., they regularly produce a bold visual reaction. So embrace the black-white-red challenge, person, or idea in your life and let fiber arts be the language through which we read it.

RULES for ENTRY (truncated)

 All work must be original, one-of-a-kind, made by the artist submitting the entry.
 Artists may submit up to a maximum of three works, completed within the last three years, to be in the exhibition. Due to space restrictions, 2-D work must be 40"x 40" or less, 3-D work on pedestals no larger than 18" x18"x 18". Freestanding works will be accepted. No large installations can be considered. Yardage is acceptable.
 Entry Fee of $25  You may submit up to 3 images per works submitted. (Max 3 works x 3 images = max 9 total images)
 Submit general artist Statement and a 100 word (or less) write up for each work submitted (for catalog and promo).


Entries will be selected by some things looming based on their quality and relevance to the goal/theme of the exhibit. Unusual, experimental, and tradi-tional fiber work is all good. Please be certain that it is quality-prepared for exhibit, completed within the last three years, and have relevance to the theme.

Selected artists are responsible for costs of shipping their work to and from the gallery. Notifications will be sent out August 11, 2012.

All questions concerning submissions may be directed to:

Download prospectus: BWR_Prospectus_TypeInForm.pdf

Visit website for more details:

some things looming
526 washington street
reading pa 19601

Peninsula Art Academy 9th Annual Fiber Arts Show

Deadline: July 24, 2012 (HAND DELIVERY)

9th Annual Fiber Arts Show
The Peninsula Art Academy
Fiber CAFÉ

Peninsula Library and Historical Society
Peninsula, OH
July 28 to August 24, 2012

Eligibility: Open to all area fiber enthusiasts.

Media: Any media that contains or speaks to fiber will be admissible.

Entry: Artwork should be delivered to the library from Wed., July 18th to Tues., the 24th, between 10:00 and 7:00 (Mon. – Fri.) and 10 – 4 pm (Sat.). Note, the library is closed on Sundays.

Entry Fee: For up to 3 pieces: $30.00 for non-members and $25.00 for members of the Fiber Café/PAA. For 4 or 5 pieces: $45.00 for non-members and $35.00 for members.

Artwork: Entries may be for sale (a 30% commission will be assessed, 20% for Fiber Café members). Artwork must be identified on the back with artist’s name, phone title, and value. 2D work must be securely wired for hanging. Work must remain until the show ends.

Categories: Fine Art (non-functional category) and Clothing, Accessories, and Household Items (functional category) will be judged. Jurors reserve the right to adjust entrant categories.

Awards: There will be awards for best fine art and for best utilitarian art. Award levels are $75 for first place, $50
for second and $25 for third place in each of the two categories.

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Questions? Call Carol Adams at 330-657-2681 or leave a message at PAA 330-657-2248.

Peninsula Library and Historical Society
6105 Riverview Road
Peninsula, OH 44264

9th Kaunas Biennial UNITEXT

Deadline: September 15, 2012 (EMAIL)

9th Kaunas Biennial UNITEXT
Kaunas Artists' Support Fund

Kaunas, Lithuania
2013 09 13 – 2013 12 31.

The 9th Kaunas Biennial UNITEXT will create conditions for immediate collisions of an artwork and a spectator, allowing the experience of art as a universal text. Curators of the exhibition together with artists will pursue a concept that is new and unfamiliar in a cultural context and will consolidate it by presenting practical examples. We will go into the question of a unitext, which is the latest link in work -> text -> intertext -> hypertext -> unitext semiotic chain of a philosophic / art criticism / artistic field.

According to the consistency of this chain the UNITEXT exhibition claims a privilege to present novel ideas about the art at the level of structural and notional revelation. The suggestion is to perceive unitext in this chain as a universal artistic language, which unifies different experiences and concepts. The exhibition will provide a unique voice for each artwork instead of handling this task to explanatory texts. We believe artworks themselves are suggestive, influential and complete enough. We invite artists to present works experiences of which are based on a direct confrontation with an object / space / semantic field.

We invite to you present unitexts, which are seen through intuition, materiality, spontaneity, sensuality, feeling, here and now experiences.

More about the notion UNITEXT

TERMS AND CONDITIONS for submission:

Works submitted for selection must be executed during 2010-2012.
It is suggested that a cycle, a group of works or an installation would be introduced.
Project ideas are also acceptable complemented with photos of previously implemented pieces of a similar kind. Photos should represent the materiality, scope and impact of the submitted piece.

Selected artists will be notified via e-mail by October 15th, 2012.

THE INTENDED VENUES: The M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum, M. Žilinskas Art Gallery (Nepriklausomybės a. 12), Kaunas Picture Gallery (K. Donelaičio g. 16) Kaunas / Lithuania. Period: 2013 09 13 – 2013 12 31.

Prospectus, Application and complete submission/exhibition details available on website: Version

Download Application:

Address Tvirtovės al. 61-5, Kaunas LT 50154, Lithuania
Phone +370 61256171,