Saturday, October 13, 2012

Slowly Making Changes

Hello Readers:

We are slowly making changes around here. The projects we had hoped to get off the ground have taken on different forms and priority. As of this writing, Vintage Works Zine will be shelved. It's a great idea but we're a bit short staffed at the moment so we are unable to shape the project as it was originally envisioned.

We have decided to continue Mixed Remnants. The site's layout will be revised, the offerings will be expanded, and a schedule will be established for postings. Hey, we will even include some awesome vintage from time to time.

Fiber Art Calls for Entry (FACFE) is due for a makeover. The layout shall remain clean and simple but a pop of color and a few new features will be added to keep it fresh. Many of you have opted to stay abreast of the updates to the site via our newsletter (powered by Feedblitz); we are especially excited by the growing list of followers on Twitter. FACFE is reaching its intended audience.

We encourage you to stay in touch. We would like to know what’s happening in your fiber world. In fact, next week, we will conduct a VERY BRIEF survey to gain some feedback but there is no need to wait — you should always feel free to send comments and suggestions by way of our contact form.

Before we wrap up, I want to point you in the direction of Textile Artist, Dionne Swift. She has a “debate” raging on her website regarding studio vs. online workshops. Check it out and let her know what you think.

We will be back soon.


Elise N.

Rosalux Gallery: OPEN DOOR 8

Deadline: November 1, 2012 (EMAIL)

Call for Artists
Rosalux Gallery

Minneapolis, MN
December 7-30, 2012

Rosalux Gallery announces a national call for entries for it’s 8th annual Open Door juried group exhibition. Open to all US residents working in any 2D or 3D media except video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible.

Open Door is an exciting opportunity for non-member artists to showcase their work in the gallery. Typically the Open Door exhibition is reviewed and receives extensive press coverage.

JUROR: Christina Chang, Curator of Engagement at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.


Entries must be submitted online no later than midnight November 1st. Late applications will not be considered. All written materials should be composed in Word and images should be saved as jpegs, then attached in a email to

Required Materials

Artist Statement, Resume, three (3) images of works completed within the past two years, and $25 entry fee. (Entry fee payable via PayPal).

Work does not have to be for sale. Sale prices are determined by the artist. 65% of sale price goes to artist, 35% to Rosalux Gallery. All work must be the property of the artist to be available for sale.

Visit website for complete details:

Any questions, email

Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE #195
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Rosalux is a cooperative art gallery that was founded in Minneapolis in 2002. The gallery is home to twenty artists whose work is well known both nationally and internationally, featured in various major collections, and who have individually received numerous prestigious awards and grant recognitions. The gallery is located in the Van Buren Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

Craft Victoria Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: October 29, 2012 (ONLINE)

Exhibition Proposals

Melbourne VIC
August – December 2013

The aim of Craft’s artistic program is to present new developments in contemporary craft and design to the public, so as to excite and engage the wider community as well as encourage the exchange of ideas within the arts sector.

Craft accepts exhibition proposals from local, interstate and overseas professionals, collectives and curators. Craft is particularly interested in hearing from independent curators with research interests across the craft and design disciplines.

Craft presents craft within the context of visual art and design and encourages the use of craft mediums and techniques in various interpretations (including skills based craft).

Artists engaged in part-time or full-time study are eligible to apply providing the proposed exhibition is not the basis of a final assessment.


Exhibition Proposal Guidelines: August to December 2013
Gallery Map

Visit website for more details including online application:

Debbie Pryor
Gallery Curator
Craft Victoria 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
03 9650 7775 /

Pearl Conard Gallery Call for Proposals

Deadline: November 1, 2012 (EMAIL) & (ONGOING)

Call for Proposals
Pearl Conard Gallery

Ohio State University Mansfield
Mansfield, OH
Spring Semester 2013

The Pearl Conard Gallery at The Ohio State University Mansfield seeks solo or group exhibition proposals for spring semester 2013. Proposals on unlimited topics and issues may include 2-D, 3-D, video, technology integrated media, installation, and performance art. There is no fee to submit a proposal.

To apply, please send 10 jpegs or URL, work sample list, resume, and statement or project proposal to . In the work sample list, please indicate the title of work, medium, dimensions/duration, installation specifications, and equipment specifications. Please submit all documents as a .doc or pdf.

Although we are always accepting exhibition proposals, for spring 2013 consideration, please submit by November 1, 2012.

Questions may be directed to

Visit website for more information:

Pearl Conard Art Gallery
The Ohio State University at Mansfield
1760 University Drive
Mansfield, OH 44906

Fabrications Nine

Deadline: November 10, 2012 (EMAIL)

Fabrications Nine

Zumbrota, MN
December 1-31, 2012

Textile, fiber and jewelry artists are invited to submit work for the annual juried December exhibit "Fabrications" at Crossings. Consider this an opportunity to explore your medium, stretch it to new lengths, twist and turn it into new forms, spin in new technologies or ancient methods, string on a bit of fantasy and let viewers feel what you’ve felt!

Entries can include artwork such as contemporary gallery pieces, wall hangings, 3-dimensional fiber sculpture, wearable art of all types, handcrafted jewelry, and holiday ornaments. Jurors will focus particularly on innovative designs and craftsmanship.

This exhibit is open to all fiber and jewelry artists interested in displaying and selling their work. Fiber arts may include batik, surface design, felting, quilting, rug hooking, spinning, weaving, knitting, fiber sculpture, handcrafted paper and note cards, and needlework. Jewelry arts may include fiber, beading, stone, metal, paper and multimedia.

All entries must be original. No imports, commercial or manufactured items, or items created from kits or copied from published patterns will be accepted.

Submit 3-5 original pieces MAXIMUM, with an entry form.

$15 per artist (not per piece).

All artwork will be insured while at Crossings for the duration of the show. The artist is responsible for insuring the artwork in transit.

All work must be for sale. Crossings retains a 35% commission.

Download Entry Form:

Visit website for complete details:

Questions?, (phone) 507-732-7616

320 East Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992

Australian Tapestry Workshop Artist in Residence Program

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

Artist in Residence Program
Australian Tapestry Workshop

Melbourne Victoria
2013 Season

2013 Artist in Residence Program invites artists to immerse themselves in the unique studio environment of the Workshop for 2-8 weeks, full or part-time.

Whether you are a practicing established or emerging artist, you are welcome to apply. The residency is not restricted to purely visual artists – we welcome artists
working in any medium.

The Workshop is offering studio space but is not able to offer accommodation or financial support.

For further information and enquiries about the program, contact Kate Stanton on 9699 7885 or

Download Application and Guidelines:

Visit website for more details:

Sara Lindsay - Production Manager
Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street South Melbourne Victoria 3205
T: +613 9699 7885

Fiber Celebration 2013

Deadline: November 30, 2012 (POSTMARK)

Fiber Celebration 2013
Northern Colorado Weavers Guild

Loveland Museum & Gallery
Loveland, CO
February 16 to April 14, 2013

Northern Colorado Weavers Guild invites all fiber artists to participate in our 39th annual juried exhibit Fiber Celebration 2013. We appreciate all past participants and hope you will consider entering again. We also encourage submissions from new entrants.

Pieces representing fiber media of all types are welcome, including weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry, sculpture, felting, quilting, papermaking, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery.

All fiber artists may submit up to three (3) items. All items must be original, not executed under supervision, and completed within the last two years. Misrepresented items will be returned.

A. Functional Two & Three Dimensional - Household pieces meant to be used, such as rugs, coverlets, table linens, handspun yarn (for handspun yarn, state use).
B. Non-Functional Two Dimensional - Flat pieces emphasizing decorative expressive ideas.
C. Non-Functional Three Dimensional - Pieces designed to occupy space, emphasizing decorative or expressive ideas.
D. Wearable - Garments or yardage designed to be worn (for yardage, state use).

All pieces must be less than 4 ft. x 5 ft. when hung. Judging will be based on aesthetics, originality, craftsmanship, and suitability of technique and materials. If functional, the piece will also be judged on its appropriateness to purpose. The juror reserves the right to reclassify the piece if needed.

Non- Refundable Entry Fee
NCWG members: $15.00 per item
Non-NCWG members: $18.00 per item

Download Entry Form & Guidelines: FiberCelebration2013prospectus.pdf

Visit Northern Colorado Weavers Guild website for more information:

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Designers-in-Residence

Deadline: December 14, 2012 (EMAIL) and (RECEIVE)

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator

Macy’s Center City
Philadelphia, PA
2013 Season

The Program:
The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator (PFI) at Macy’s Center City is designed to provide four (4) emerging Philadelphia-based designers with the resources - including workspace, curriculum, and mentoring - to launch their fashion businesses.

Throughout the course of one year, the Designers-in-Residence (DIR) will be required to attend and complete a mandatory core curriculum of workshops and seminars focused on business development and garment production. Conducted at both PFI as well as at off-site locations, these workshops are essential to the PFI program and attendance is mandatory.

The DIR’s will be provided with office space, including basic computers and basic software; a workshop room with sample production space, as well as a shared conference room/showroom space. DIR’s will receive mentoring from Philadelphia-based designers and feedback from Macy’s at Center City merchant team along with a number of press and event opportunities.

The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator will support talent that understands the program is a business proposition, not merely a creative opportunity.

The Incubator program will begin March 1, 2013. The Designers-in-Residence (DIR) are expected to complete the full year and are limited to their one-year term in residence. After the year, alumnae are encouraged to stay connected through various programs and events.

Applicants seeking admission to the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City are required to:
􀂾 Reside in the Philadelphia Region: 8 county area includes Philadelphia, the 4 PA Counties (Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Bucks) and NJ - Camden, Gloucester, Burlington.
􀂾 Be 21 years of age or older.
􀂾 Provide a minimum of five (5) images of your garments. Ideally work that best reflects your vision for your brand. If called back for an interview, plan to show at least these samples but preferably more.
􀂾 Either plan to start, or have already started (0-3 years), a fashion business in the City of Philadelphia.
􀂾 Submit a non-refundable application fee of $75.00.
􀂾 Be able to commit to PFI completely, utilizing all available resources, similar to a full-time job (35-40 hours a week).

Download Application:

Visit website for full details:

The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City
Elissa Bloom
Executive Director
1300 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

François Schneider Foundation “Contemporary Talents” Competition

Deadline: December 15, 2012 (ONLINE)

“Contemporary Talents” Competition

François Schneider Foundation

Presentation of the theme: WATER

Water, essential to all life and to the development of mankind, is a multifaceted and yet singular element. It is symbolically one of the natural elements, with air, fire and earth, which make up the universe. It is at heart of mythology and religion. It is a sign and a symbol, and constantly changes form. Water is a natural resource, of course, but for a large part of mankind, it is the rarest asset.

Competition Rules
This competition is open to candidates of all nationalities, all ages, and in the following six disciplines of the plastic arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and video.

In the installation and sculpture categories, the artists have the possibility of submitting either existing works or projects. For the four other disciplines, only existing works may be presented. Each year, the François Schneider Foundation devotes to the “Contemporary Talents” competition a maximum budget of €300,000, which is divided into two parts: 150,000 € for the acquisition of seven works and another 150,000 € for the realisation of the works presented in project form - will reward
the seven artists’ projects, including the “Water Talent” award.

Organisation of the Competition
Artists are invited to submit their offerings on the water theme, realistic or utopian, figurative or abstract, whilst offering a singular and sensitive viewpoint on this theme.

All the proposals will be examined by several committees of experts - four pre-selection committees (each comprising two professionals qualified in their field: photo, video, painting/drawing, sculpture/installation) - who will examine the work of the 40 finalists.

The choice of finalists will be submitted to an International Grand Jury comprised of well-known personalities from the world of art who will select the seven winners.

Registration: until 15 December 2012

Online submission of candidatures: until 5 pm on 31 December 2012

You must register and submit your candidature online.

Website contains further information:

François SchneiderFoundation
27 rue de la Première Armée
68700 Wattwiller
T. + 33 3 89 82 10 10
F. + 33 3 89 76 75 49

E.M.E.R.G.E. Craft Show Incubator

Deadline: January 21, 2013 (ONLINE)

E.M.E.R.G.E. Craft Show Incubator
Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fairs

Center of American Craft
Lancaster, PA

May 10, 11 & 12, 2013
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA

July 27 & 28, 2013
Chase Center
on the Riverfront
Wilmington, DE

October 11, 12 & 13, 2013
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA

November 9 & 10, 2013
Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

E.M.E.R.G.E. – Emerging Makers Establishing Roots at Guild Events

Up to ten spaces are available as part of our E.M.E.R.G.E. incubator program within each of the Pennsylvania Guild’s existing craft shows. A unified row of booths will highlight the style and innovation of the newest handmade movement. It’s a great opportunity for young (and new) makers and designers to meet the Guild’s craft-loving, affluent customer base.

The shows are established regional attractions reaching up to 7,000 attendees each. Applying through this program provides upgraded amenities at our indoor shows and a reduced booth rate at our oudoor shows – both in manageable space with centralized exposure. Acceptance into the show includes enrollment in a mini-mentor program.

Membership is required. This is a one year program (whether you exhibit at 1 or 4 shows). Limited availability.

$10 application fee is required

Fine Art
Mixed Media

Visit website for complete details including link to online application:

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
Center of American Craft
335 N. Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603

Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fairs

Deadline: January 21, 2013 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fairs

Center of American Craft
Lancaster, PA

May 10, 11 & 12, 2013
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA

July 27 & 28, 2013
Chase Center
on the Riverfront
Wilmington, DE

October 11, 12 & 13, 2013
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA

November 9 & 10, 2013
Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

Application is open to artists and craftsmen nationwide. You do not need to be a member upon applying, but are required to join upon acceptance. You do not need to be a juried member of the Guild.

Entry into our shows is very competitive as applications arrive from artisans who focus on excellence in craftsmanship, resolved design and unique style or voice.
We offer affordable prices for the professional craftsman. For 2013, we’re growing our family of craft shows by adding a second event at the prized Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia in mid-October.


Fine Art
Jewelry as Adjunct*
Mixed Media

*Jewelry as Adjunct: For those who have a primary craft and also wish to display same category jewelry. Four additional images required. You may only display work that is accepted. It is possible that your primary craft may be accepted while your jewelry is not.

May 10, 11 & 12, 2013
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA
July 27 & 28, 2013
Chase Center
on the Riverfront
Wilmington, DE
October 11, 12 & 13, 2013
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA
November 9 & 10, 2013
Convention Center
Lancaster, PA
Available spaces: 140
Booth fee (10'x10'): $465
fine art not eligible
Available spaces: 190
Booth fee (10'x10'): $465
Available spaces: 140
Booth fee (10'x10'): $465
fine art not eligible
Available spaces: 150
Booth fee (10'x10'): $465


Show application
Show rules & regulations
Digital requirements for submitting images

Visit website for complete details:

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
Center of American Craft
335 N. Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603


Deadline: March 15, 2013 (POSTMARK)

France Patchwork

Paris, France

ARTEXTURES is organizing its 7th international textile art competition. This competition is open to all textile artists worldwide. The diversity of inspirations, techniques and trends that stimulate this art medium is discovered through the quilts/compositions entered in this competition.

This 7th edition is honored with these exceptional and prestigious prizes:
 The French Patchwork association has the pleasure of awarding the France Patchwork cash prize of an amount of one thousand Euros (1000€)
 Bernina will present a sewing machine
 The company Aurifil will award a selection of Aurilux threads.

The competition collection of quilts/compositions will be exhibited during 2013-2014 in different locations throughout France. This contest is open to all members of France Patchwork. For non-members, the membership fee to France Patchwork is due if your quilt/composition is selected for the competition by the jury (this fee includes insurance underwriting of your piece). A valid membership to France Patchwork is required for the duration of the competition.

Registration fee : €40
Membership fee: €25 euros (or €46 including the magazine subscription)


ARTEXTURES promotes the growth and innovation of the living world of textile art. Creative re-invention is encouraged, as well as the exploration of new areas and pushing the textile envelope. Copies and realization of quilts/compositions created by other people are not allowed. Quilts/compositions realized as part of a workshop are not allowed.

The quilt is to be made from fabric, embroidery, pleating, woven vegetable matter, felt, fiber, plastic, flexible materials, ... Participation in the competition implies that the quilt/composition is less than one year old, and has never been presented to the public at any exhibition, nor on a website, nor published in a catalog, book or magazine. The selected quilts/compositions are to remain at the disposal of ARTEXTURES throughout the duration of the competition and exhibition.

Download Prospectus & Entry Form:


Visit website:

Woven Together: Firestorm

Deadline: April 8, 2013 (POSTMARK) or (EMAIL)

Woven Together: Firestorm
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild of Colorado Springs

Business of Art Center
Manitou Springs, Colorado
June 21, 2013 to August 3, 2013

By early August, an astounding 42,933 wildfires had been entered into the U.S. database and 6.4 million acres had burned. The Waldo Canyon fire alone consumed two lives, 346 homes and 18, 247 acres. At its peak, 32,000 people were evacuated from Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and nearby communities. 2012 proved to be one of the western region’s worst fire seasons in decades.

As artists, how do we respond to disasters like these? We use our medium to create work that expresses the emotional turmoil of seeing, experiencing and surviving wildfires: horror, fear, loss, relief, gratitude and renewal. From all of these comes a commemoration, Woven Together: Firestorm.

Entries must contain handweaving, spinning, or dyeing techniques executed by the artist and must be finished objects (not yardage or skeins). Hand-manipulated fiber techniques such as basketry, kumihimo, and ply-split braiding are eligible for entry. Traditional and non-traditional weave structures, fibers, and dyes may be used for both functional and decorative textiles. Entries must be original, completed within the last two years, not executed under supervision or using a kit, and not previously exhibited or published.

Each artist may submit up to three entries. The fee is $15 per entry and is non-refundable.

Juror: Jeanne Steiner is a textile artist who has merged weaving with dyeing for over 35 years. She holds a B.F.A. in Art from Colorado State University and is currently serving as Weaving Instructor and Arts and Crafts Program Director at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


The Prospectus
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Visit website for more information:

Questions? Email:

Pikes Peak Weavers Guild
P.O. Box 8104
Colorado Springs, CO 80933-8104

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Uh Oh! Something is Broken

Hello Readers:

It appears that the FOLLOWING gadget (we call it FACFE FABULOUS) situated on the sidebar is broken. The last count indicated that 245 folks opted to follow the blog via that gadget. However, we have no way of knowing if the problem will be fixed anytime soon SO we'd like to suggest a few options:

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Elise N.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Contemporary Arts at Woodside: Artist Residency

Multiple Deadlines: (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

Nov 1, 2012 - Winter
Feb 1, 2013 - Spring
May 15, 2013 - Summer
Aug 15, 2013 - Fall

Artist Residency
Contemporary Arts at Woodside

Troy, NY
Winter: Jan 1 and March 30
Spring: April 1 and June 30
Summer: July 1 and September 30
Fall: Sept 15 and December 31

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) focuses on emerging and early career contemporary artists.

We seek artists who want to produce, explore, test new concepts, and expand the current debates and ideas in contemporary art and culture. The CAC accepts artists for
residencies who offer quality in their art and encourages diversity of style, medium (2-D, 3-D, 4-D) and concepts.

The residency program offers artists the time and support to create new work and fosters an environment that encourages creativity, dialog, and experimentation.

Costs and Awards

Residency fees are a flat rate of $290/ week or $1150/mo. and include accommodation and access to all the CAC facilities and events. All returning artists receive a 15% discount on residencies.

The CAC provides awards to approximately 95% of Residents. Please apply by priority deadlines for consideration.

Merit award: open to all artists with demonstrated artistic ability
Award amounts range from $50/wk to full cost.

Financial award: open to artists with financial need.
Award amounts range from $50/wk to full cost.

Upstate Artists award: Open to artists in the Upstate NY region.
Award amounts range from $145/wk to full cost.

Buffalo Featured 2011 city award: Open to artists from the Buffalo area. One artist per season to be selected by Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. Award amount is full cost plus $400-$750 stipend.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply even if the priority deadlines are passed, in the event that the dates requested and/or funding may still be available.

$15 application fee (can be waived for those with demonstrated financial need)

Yearly Deadlines:

Nov 1 - Winter for residency beginning between: Jan 1 and March 30
Feb 1 - Spring for residency beginning between: April 1 and June 30
May 15 - Summer for residency beginning between: July 1 and September 30
Aug 15 - Fall for residency beginning between: Sept 15 and December 31

Full details and application available on website: >

or call: (518) 320-0628 with any additional questions

71 Mill Street
Troy, NY 12180

Minnesota Center for Book Arts: Stellar

Deadline: November 16, 2012 (EMAIL)

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Minneapolis, MN
January 25 to May 5, 2013

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks art for inclusion in Stellar, a juried exhibition exploring outer space. The exhibition will be presented January 25 through May 5, 2013 in MCBA's main gallery, with an opening reception on Friday, January 25, 2013.

All media and formats are welcome within the expansive understanding of "book" today. Prints and other works on paper will also be considered. Themes may include but are not limited to: astronomy, cosmology, space travel, satellites, space technology, scientific theory, creation myths, astrology, utopian dreams and metaphorical investigations.

No entry or participation fee.

To be considered, email the following to by November 16, 2012:

1. A one-page Word or PDF document containing the following information:
- Artist name(s)
- Mailing address
- Email address
- Telephone number
- For each entry include: title of work, dimensions (HxWxD in inches), year of completion, medium/materials, insurance value, price (if work is for sale), and special installation instructions or other descriptive information.

2. Up to three digital images per work are allowed. Multiple entries are allowed but should be sent as separate emails.

Full entry details available on website:

Questions regarding the exhibition may be sent to Tracy Doreen Dietzel, MCBA Exhibitions Manager, at

7th International Arte Laguna Prize

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE) or (POSTMARK)
Deadline extended to December 5, 2012
October 23, 2012 [Special Prizes Artist in Residence only]
November 8, 2012

7th International Arte Laguna Prize

Venice, Italy
March 2013 – Venice Arsenale
March 2013 – Romanian Cultural Institute of Venice

Total Prize Amount: € 170,000
Sections: painting, sculpture & installation, photographic art, video art & performance, virtual art

The 7th International Arte Laguna Prize, based in Venice, Italy and dedicated to contemporary visual art, is open to artists with no limits of age or nationality, offering a finalists collective exhibition at Venice Arsenale, artist in residence programs, personal and collective exhibitions, participation in international festivals, publication in the official catalogue and a network of opportunities:

Cash Prizes of € 7,000: for winning artists, one for each section

Art Residencies: Technymon ARTresidency – Mumbai; Glass School Abate
Zanetti – Venice; Art Stays – Slovenia; iaab – Basel

Business for Art: development of an art project with the winner of the virtual art section, in collaboration with FOPEgioelli

Collective Exhibitions: Open, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations of Venice; exhibition of a selection of Under25 artists at the Romanian Cultural Institute of Venice.

Personal Exhibitions in International Art Galleries:
Arte Laguna Prize has created a network of international galleries to introduce the artists to the market of Contemporary Art. Each gallery will select an artist to organize a personal exhibition.

Prize Curator:
Igor Zanti (Italy, Art Critic)

Judging Panel:
Umberto Angelini (Italy, Director of Festival Uovo)
Gabriella Belli (Italy, Director of Musei Civici of Venice)
Adam Budak (United States, Curator of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture
Garden of Washington)
Cecilia Freschini (China, Founder of Lab-Yit)
Mario Gerosa (Italy, Senior Editor of AD, Digital Art Curator)
Lina Lazaar (Great Britain, Expert in International Contemporary Art
for Sotheby's)
Kanchi Mehta (Founder and Chief Curator of Chameleon Art Projects &
and India Editor for Flash Art)
Sabine Schaschl (Switzerland, Director and Curator of Kunsthaus Basel)
Felix Schöber (Germany, Independent Curator)
Claudia Zanfi (Italy, Art Historian and Cultural Manager)

Full details at the website:
tel. +39 041 59 37 242

Festival Pet Project

Deadline: October 23, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Festival Pet Project
International Quilt Festival/Houston

Quilts, Inc
Houston, TX


Pokey Bolton
Chief Creative Officer
Quilts, Inc.
713-78106864, x102

For this fall’s International Quilt Festival/Houston, we are launching our first of three Festival Pet Projects, and we are inviting YOU for this fall’s show to make fabric postcards that will sell for $20 each to benefit Friends for Life.

Take the Pet Postcard Pledge!

Would you be willing to make and donate a one-of-a-kind fabric postcard? I am hoping we get at least 500 fabric postcards, and if they all sell, that is $10,000! And wouldn’t it be fantastic if we got even more?

We encourage animal-themed fabric postcards but we certainly welcome and would appreciate other themes as well, such as abstracts, landscapes, floral pieces, etc. The point is to raise as much funds as we can!

If you are interested in making a fabric postcard (or two or three or more), here are the requirements:

• Each fabric postcard must be 4″ x 6″ and can have either a horizontal or vertical orientation. They should be stitched (hand or machine) and consist of a front, batting (or interfacing), and a back. As these postcards will not be going through the mail, it is OK if they are in excess of 1/8″ in thickness. So if you want to heavily embellish your postcard(s), go for it!

• You are not limited to making just one fabric postcard. Create as many fabric postcards as you like.

• On the back side of the fabric postcard, please sign your name and title your postcard. (Contact information is optional.)

• These postcards are due at the Quilts, Inc. office no later than Tuesday, October 23rd. Please note: this is a received-by date.

• You can mail as many fabric postcards as you would like, but please place them in a padded envelope. This way they will stay in pristine condition to be displayed at Festival.

Please mail them to:

Festival Pet Project
Attn: Pokey Bolton
7660 Woodway
Suite 550
Houston, TX 77063

SDA Small Event Grants 2012

Deadline: December 1, 2012 (EMAIL)

Small Event Grants 2012
Surface Design Association

Sebastopol, CA

The purpose of the Small Event Grant is to support program-related expenses for local and regional SDA member activities. Funds may be used for curated, group, and juried exhibitions of SDA members’ works, and for SDA-sponsored lectures, workshops, and local or regional meetings. Only exhibition support requires that all participants be members.

Other events such as lectures, meetings and workshops do not have this requirement. Cosponsored exhibitions are described below. The Grant is awarded in amounts up to $500 on four occasions during the year.

Only SDA members may apply for a Small Events Grant. SDA Board members and staff may not apply while in office or employed by the organization. Unless the Grantee is an Area Representative, other Grantees, or those to whom grants have been awarded, may not re-apply for a grant in two consecutive calendar years.

The Small Event Grant does not fund projects in process or completed, and does not reimburse money already spent on a project. Funds are not available for refreshments and entertainment.

Small Event Grant funds must be returned if the event is canceled or a portion of the grant money is not spent.

• All SDA members in the local area should be informed of the event.
• Exhibitions must be open to the public.
• Attendance at lectures or workshops may not require SDA membership. However non-members should pay a higher fee than SDA members, who may pay reduced or no fees.
• SDA membership materials must be prominently displayed and available to the viewing public.

Guidelines Specific to Exhibitions
Coordinating an exhibition with another organization is permitted; however, at least one of the exhibition planners must be an SDA member. Participants must be members of one of the two sponsoring organizations.

Application Deadlines
• Submit proposals by: March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1
• For approval by: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31

Submit an electronic copy of the grant proposal to the Grants & Awards Administrator and to the SDA Area Representative.

Detailed information available on website:

Contact Information:
Grants & Awards Administrator,

Surface Design Association
P.O. Box 360
Sebastopol, CA
707-829-3285  fax

2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

Deadline: December 15, 2012 (ONLINE) or (POSTMARK)

2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial
Portland Museum of Art

Portland, ME
September 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014

About the Biennial
The 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, on view from September 26, 2013 through January 5, 2014, is the eighth in an ongoing series of juried exhibitions showcasing new or recent work by living artists. Through a generous bequest by beloved Maine artist William Thon and his wife, Helen, the Biennial began in 1998 and has become a centerpiece of the PMA's exhibition calendar for artists, audiences, and arts professionals in the state of Maine and beyond.

Beginning October 1, 2012 and continuing through December 15, 2012, the PMA will accept entries from artists whose biography or professional practice has a meaningful connection to the state of Maine. Artists need not be in residence to apply. Early applications will not be considered. Work in any medium will be considered, with the exception of materials that the PMA deems hazardous.

The juror for the Biennial will be Jessica May, Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art, Portland Museum of Art.

Application Process
There are two ways to apply: you may apply via the online submission service linked below, or send the PMA an application by mail. Emailed submissions will not be accepted. You may submit images, videos, or sound clips.

The PMA will recognize one outstanding Biennial artist with a Juror's Award of $4,000.

Full details on website:

Please contact the PMA at

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts: Artist Residency

Deadline: March 1, 2013 (ONLINE)

Artist Residency
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Nebraska City, NE
2013 Session 2: July 8, 2013 – December 20, 2013

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers up to sixty juried residencies per year to working artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are awarded to visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists. The Center can house up to five artists at any given time. Residencies are available for 2 to 8 weeks stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a separate studio.

Fee: $35.00

Residency Application Deadlines

September 1 is the deadline for Session 1 residencies to take place the following January – June.

March 1 is the deadline for Session 2 residencies to take place the following July – December.

Application Guidelines

The following list gives general requirements for all applicants. Each item will be presented as a separate form for you to complete on our online portal. Before submitting your application, also read the SUPPORT MATERIALS guidelines for your discipline and follow the directions specific to your discipline to prepare files. Guidelines are noted throughout the online application process.

1 Application information including your general information and requested dates of residency.

2 Artist statement (limit 200 words, ~1500 characters) about your current work and a statement of intent (limit 200 words, ~1500 characters) of what you propose to work on while at the Center and why the residency is important to you at this stage in your career. Your name MUST NOT appear in the contents of either statement.

3 Contact information for two professional references who are familiar with your work and your potential to be a positive member of our community of residents.

4 Professional history from your current resume or vita. Your name MAY appear in the contents of this information.

5 An optional outreach proposal. If you are interested in doing outreach in our community, you should provide us with information about the type of activity or event you could facilitate. This is NOT required for you to be considered for a residency.

6 Support materials, or work samples, for your specific discipline. See the guidelines for your discipline below to help you prepare your materials. Your name MUST NOT appear in the contents of your support materials.

7 Application fee of $35 paid via credit card through the online portal. The fee includes our base fee plus an additional fee for media upload. All fees are paid through the portal; check or money order can not be sent to the Center.

SUPPORT MATERIALS: Click to download PDF of specific guidelines for your discipline.

All Writers
Music Composers
Visual Artists

Apply online

Visit website for complete details:

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
801 3rd Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Phone: 402-874-9600

Sunday, October 07, 2012

...not a dearth just delayed...

Hello Readers:

I know you are anxiously awaiting your weekly treat.  Patience, kittens.  The site will be updated tonight or tomorrow morning (at the very latest).

Here's a little something to keep you busy while you wait:

TEXTILES from Royal College of Art on Vimeo.

We'll be back soon.