Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Our Short Break is Extended

Hello Everyone:

We are away for a short break but we'll be back no later than April 2, 2013.

We are working on a few technical issues so we'll respond to all messages upon our return.

Thanks for your interest in Fiber Art Calls for Entry.


Elise N.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lillstreet Artist-in-Residence Program 2013-14

Deadline: May 10, 2013 (ONLINE)

Artist in Residence
Lillstreet Art Center

Chicago, IL

Lillstreet Art Center offers Artist Residencies in all departments and encourages interdisciplinary work.

Residencies includes a work space in our classroom studios or working artist studios, free classes, learning and teaching opportunities, basic materials & firings, and a monthly stipend for additional materials or personal use. Residents will also organize a group exhibition for installation in our gallery towards the conclusion of the year.

Residents are expected to be present and at work in their department 20 hours each week. When in the studio, residents should be available to work and interact with students and artists while working on their own artwork. Residents are expected to perform up to eight hours of work for the department on a weekly basis (specific tasks vary by department).

The Artist-in-Residence Program runs September 1 to August 31.

Applications must be submitted by May 10, 2013. Accepted applicants will be notified by June 14, 2013.

Applications for all departments for the 2013/14 Artist-in-Residence program will only be accepted online.

Application Fee: $20

Visit website for more details:

Apply online:

Contact Eric Tschetter at for questions about submission information.

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Email Newsletter and Twitter Feed

Hello Friends:

We have been experiencing delivery issues with our email newsletter and the auto generated twitter postings. Please be assured that we are working on these matters and are hoping for a speedy resolution.

We'll be back soon with an update. Thanks for your readership.


Elise N.

Short Break Coming Up

Hello Friends:

Team FACFE will be on a short break until mid-March 2013. We'll have loads to share when we return.

Until then,

Peace and Blessings

Poudre River Gallery: FIber Art

Deadline: March 18, 2013 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Fiber Art
Poudre River Gallery

Ft. Collins, CO
April 4–27, 2013

Fiber is a common material that many artists use in exceptional ways. Poudre River Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado invites artists to enter work that is primarily made of fiber for this juried show. Fiber Art will be advertised in print and electronic media and will be featured during the First Friday Gallery Walk.

Eligibility: The purpose of this exhibit is to showcase artwork primarily using the medium of fiber. All types of fiber work are encouraged including (but not limited to) weaving, felting, sewing, embroidery, or knitting. All original artistic interpretations are welcome; contemporary, traditional, abstract, as are two- and three-dimensional pieces. No crafts, kits, or production work.

Submission: To be considered, send two low-resolution images of each piece (one of the entire piece and one detail) along with entry form and fee ($30 for up to 3 pieces, $10 for each additional piece) by entry
deadline. Please, no artwork that has been accepted into Poudre River Gallery shows in the past two years.

Download Application: (DOC) (PDF)

Visit website for full details:

Poudre Studio Artists
406 North College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Summer We Go Public – Textile

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
March 1, 2013
April 1, 2013

Summer We Go Public
Textile Center

kagaströnd, Northern Iceland
April and May 2013
June and July 2013

In collaboration with Nes Artist Residency’s summer program, Summer We Go Public, Textílsetur Íslands takes to the street with an inspiring, creative studio project.

The Icelandic Textile Center aims to bring like-minded artists together to create an outside textile installation in Skagaströnd, Northern Iceland, for June and July 2013.


a collaboration with NES Artist Residency

We are interested with any kind of street art, performance, or yarn bombing who will use fiber as first medium.

We are now accepting solo and collective project proposals to attend the residency for June and July. The emphasis for both months is the idea that all resident artists will work together on a collaborative installation to be included into the public art program in Skagaströnd at the end of July.

You will stay at the Textílsetur Íslands Residency in Blönduós with the access of all Textile facilities for spinning, crocheting, felting, dying, knitting or mixed textile techniques as a part of the residency. Chosen artists from every cultures will need to manage together a textile installation. Skagaströnd is a 20 minute bus ride, so connection to the site for developing the installation will be easy and you’ll have the chance to exchange with others residents of Nes who will also transform the aesthetic of this small rural village.

The 24 hours-daylight is going to create a particular atmosphere as for the sheep, free in the mountains, are a part of the Icelandic summer landscapes.

Specially for this project, collective can share a two-beds rooms for 750€. Of course, others residents are welcome to invite their partner.

Download Application:

Visit website for complete details about Summer We Go Public (Deadline: April 1st 2013) and other residencies (applications are accepted on a rolling basis):

Textile Center
Árbraut 31
540 Blönduós Ísland

+354 452 4300
+354 452 4304 fax

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Selvedge Spring Fair

Deadline: February 11, 2013 (ONLINE)

Selvedge Spring Fair

Chelsea Old Town Hall
Kings Road, London
22-23 March 2013

In March the Selvedge Fair returns to Chelsea Old Town Hall for a celebration of Spring. Following the overwhelming success of our Christmas Fair the event has been extended to two days with an evening reception so visitors will have plenty of time to browse a truly tempting range of textiles in a friendly atmosphere.

With over 100 stands – a carefully curated mix of antique textiles, talented designer makers and beautiful haberdashery – there is no better opportunity to buy special, handcrafted textiles and enjoy meeting and talking to the talented people that create them.

Our central location offers the convenience of easy transport links and a host of textile related venues to visit, including the V&A museum, making this the ideal opportunity for a weekend in London. Whether you are searching for Easter gifts and decorations or hoping to find the perfect garment or accessory you will find the finest textiles and inspiration at the Selvedge Spring Fair.

The Selvedge Fair is a showcase for fine textiles. Companies or individuals who make textile products, sell haberdashery, antique or vintage textiles are invited to apply for a stand. Selection will take place by 15 February 2013 and applicants will be informed whether they have been allocated a stand by email.

Stall Prices: (Prices include a 6ft x 2ft table, 1 x chair, 5 tickets to the evening reception on Friday 22nd, a full listing in the event catalogue and on the Selvedge website with approx. 50 words and up to 4 images of your work.)

Main hall - £560.00
Small hall - £510.00
Ante Room & Corridor - £460.00

Visit website for full details:



Chelsea Old Town Hall
King's Road
Kensington and Chelsea
United Kingdom

eightbyeight Project

Deadline: March 1, 2013 (RECEIVE)

eightbyeight Project

Eden Court, Inverness
April 2013

In April 2013 the eightbyeight Project are bringing an exciting and innovative exhibition to Eden Court, Inverness.
'Childhood Explored' will feature donations of work from around the UK and beyond, from professional, semi-professional, student and hobbyist artists, photographers, craftspeople and other creatives from diverse disciplines, celebrating what Childhood means to them, and rising awareness of Camille's Appeal’s vital work. All profits raised from the sale of work go directly to the charity.

The eightbyeight Project are inviting donations of 8x8” sized work (or small 3D creations) to take pride of place in our exhibition in support of Camille’s Appeal (, the children’s brain tumour charity.

We are seeking diverse and exciting donations from professional, non-professional and student artists, painters, printmakers, illustrators, photographers, digital artists, papercrafters, those working with yarn and textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, small sculpture, etc inspired by the exhibition theme, ‘Childhood Explored’.

Through coming together as creatives, we hope to raise the profile of this groundbreaking charity, and raise funds for their vital work in the rehabilitation and care of young children with brain tumours.

Participants will be featured on our website (and may include web links and a small profile to be displayed), and will also be included in our month-long exhibition at Eden Court, Scotland’s largest multi-arts venue, in April 2013.

Final closing date for submissions is 1st March 2013, however early participation is very much appreciated (early submissions may receive extra publicity for the artist through being featured in our social media and national media marketing campaigns).

For a step by step guide to submissions:

More information, visit website:


Deadline: June 1, 2013 (ONLINE)

ART QUILTS LOWELL 2013: A Juried Exhibition
Brush Gallery & Artists Studios

Lowell, Massachusetts
August 8 - September 7, 2013

ART QUILTS LOWELL 2013 is a juried exhibition, organized by the Brush Art Gallery, to identify and encourage quilt artists from throughout the United States and Canada. A venue of the annual Lowell Quilt Festival (August 8, 9 and 10), the exhibition will provide an overview of some of the finest quilts being produced.

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Artists may submit up to three entries. A $30 non-refundable fee made out to the Brush Art Gallery is required with entries.
  1. Only original art quilts completed within the past 4 years are eligible. All quilts must be no larger in height than 5.5 feet or width 4 feet and must be ready for hanging with a 3-6 inch sleeve (large enough to comfortably accommodate a wood dowel or wood/plastic slat). All quilts must be accompanied by dowels or slats. Dowels need hardware and slats should have hardware or holes for hanging. Quilts that don’t meet these requirements will not be accepted for hanging. Quilts should be clearly labeled on reverse with artist’s name and title of quilt.
  2. Please submit up to six high resolution jpegs on a CD. The total number of entries is three, which means there can be six images: the full quilt and a detail image for each quilt.
  3. After completing the on-line form, you will be e-mailed a copy of the form and asked to print it out, enclose it with a CD of your images and a check for $30.00 made out to the Brush Gallery & Studios. Follow the instructions of the e-mailed form.
  4. All communication, including jury decision will be done via e-mail, so make sure to provide an e-mail address that you check frequently.

Online Application & Propsectus:

Visit website for more information:

The Brush Art Gallery & Studios
256 Market St., Lowell, MA 01852

Sauder Village: 17th Annual Rug Hooking Week

Deadline: July 31, 2013 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

17th Annual Rug Hooking Week 2013
Sauder Village

Archbold, Ohio
Exhibit: August 14 – August 17, 2013


Everyone is invited to submit rugs in the Main Exhibit.

Entry Requirements... (truncated)

  1. All rugs must have a permanent identification label on the back.
  2. Rugs must be fashioned primarily by creating loops on a foundation backing and must be primarily of wool strips - except for the Mixed Media category.
  3. Rugs that are primarily hooked and incorporate embellishments (buttons, ribbons, trim, yarn, other fabrics, etc.) are welcome.
  4. Pieces primarily created by using other techniques and materials are welcomed to be registered in the "Mixed Media" category – please refer to the specifications above.
  5. Rugs must be complete with binding or "appropriate finish".
  6. "Latch-hook" and "locker-hook" rugs are not candidates for this exhibit.

Category: Each item can be registered only under one category:

* If the design is an adaptation, "adaptation" should be written next to the design name and registered in the category best fitting for the design.
  • "Celebration Rugs XXIII (Celebrations Winners)"
  • Originals* (designed & hooked by the same person)
  • People / Places / Pictorials*
  • Animals / Birds / Insects*
  • Orientals / Crewel / Geometric*
  • Fruit / Floral*
  • Mixed Media*... See updated explanation...
  • Sauder Village 2013 "Fashion Statement" Challenge

Visit website for details and registration form:

Sauder Village
22611 St. Rt. 2
Archbold, Ohio 43502

American Tapestry Biennial 10

Deadline: October 31, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (ONLINE)

American Tapestry Biennial 10

American Tapestry Alliance
Mid April 2014 - Late January 2015

The American Tapestry Alliance is a not-for-profit, member-supported organization seeking to exhibit the best of contemporary tapestry. Since 1986 ATA has sponsored a biennial, juried exhibition. ATA invites submissions from tapestry artists around the world. The intention of this show is to include not only artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes.

This is the only ATA show that accepts larger tapestries and so we welcome them.

Entry to ATB 10 is open to all tapestry artists who design and weave their own tapestries (defined as “hand-woven, weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts”), either individually or collaboratively (all assistants shall be named). Multimedia work will be considered as long as the primary medium is tapestry. Entries must be one-of-a-kind and have been completed after January 2010. Entries may not have been shown previously in any ATA exhibition, including the Unjuried Small Format show. Artists may submit up to three pieces, but a maximum of one piece per artist will be accepted.

The juror will select two tapestries to be awarded the First and Second Place Teitelbaum Awards. These awards are made possible by the Teitelbaum Legacy Gift to ATA. The First Place award winner will receive $300 and the Second Place award winner will receive $200

Online Application:

Download Prospectus:

More information available on website:

Questions? Contact ATB 10 Co-Chairs, Connie Lippert,; or Rebecca Mezoff,