Monday, April 22, 2013

Arc Gallery: STRUCTURE National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: September 4, 2013 (ONLINE)


National Juried Exhibition
Arc Gallery
San Francisco, CA
November 9, 2013 - December 7, 2013

We are seeking works of art that address the concept of structure. Interpretations both representational and abstract may include, but are not limited to fabrication, format, framework, or organization. Subjects may encompass anatomy, architecture, form, object, motif, texture, etc.

Artists residing in the United States.

Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book. This exhibition cannot accept jewelry, video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source.

2-Dimensional Work: Height 9 feet, Width 4 feet - including frame
3-Dimensional Work: Must fit pedestal sized 16” x 16” or take up no more than 4 feet of gallery floor space.

JUROR: James Bacchi

A Juror’s Award ribbon and certificate will be presented to three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the “Structure” theme.

There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and on the Arc On-line Gallery. The juror will also select works that will be shown in the Arc On-line gallery only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.

Works must be submitted online before midnight (in your time zone) on September 4, 2013, to be considered by juror.

Payment of $35 per entry. An entry consists of one to three submissions of images. A maximum of two entries per person is allowed. Credit card payment through Paypal only. You do not need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal.

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Online Application:

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Arc Gallery
1246 Folsom St
San Francisco 94103


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Materials: Hard & Soft

Deadline: September 6, 2013 (RECEIVE)

Materials: Hard & Soft

Greater Denton Arts Council
Center for the Visual Arts
Meadows Gallery
Denton, TX
February 7- April 4, 2014

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it's 27th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money. The juror has always selected the winning pieces on-site. 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 (2011-2013) and not previously exhibited in the Center for the Visual Arts. Artists must reside in the United States or its possessions.

Juror: Judy Gordon is an arts advocate and collector in Austin, Texas. She is Chair of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) Board of Trustees, and Chair of the Campaign for CERF's Future.

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

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Greater Denton Arts Council
400 East Hickory Street
Denton, TX 76201

The Craft & Fine Arts Fair 2013


The Craft & Fine Arts Fair 2013

The Historic Headhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA
May to October 2013

Applications are now being accepted for The Craft & Fine Arts Fair 2013 summer season. This will be the 45th year such a show has been held at The Historic Headhouse Square at 2nd & Pine St. in Society Hill, Philadelphia. The show is held under shelter of The Headhouse Shambles pavilion, rain or shine! The show draws thousands of people who appreciate fine hand-crafted items.

Eligibility: All quality crafts and fine arts. Work must be original, no reproductions (except in limited quantities). No business representatives, agents, importers, manufacturers or commercial products allowed...some exceptions. All work exhibited and sold must be designed and executed by (or solely under direct supervision of) the juried crafts person or artist...some exceptions.

Slides, pictures, or original work should be shown for acceptance into the show. A professional looking setup is also required when exhibiting.

To apply or for more information contact: Liz Eaby, the show coordinator, by phone: 215-790-0782 or e-mail:


Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia: Open Call

Deadline: April 30, 2013 (by 5pm) (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY) or (EMAIL) or (DROPBOX)

Open Call
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA)

Atlanta, GA
June 22 – August 24, 2013

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) is organizing a major exhibition of work by the artists of Georgia.

To assemble an exhibition of work being produced today, MOCA GA is reaching out for submissions from all artists residing in the State. To curate this exhibition, MOCA GA has asked three artists who have received MOCA GA’s Working Artist Project award to serve as the jurors. The intent of this exhibition is not to do a survey or to find a common theme, but to assemble in one exhibition some of the best work currently being produced in Georgia.

By having this open call, we expect to mount an exciting and thoughtful exhibition of work which embraces artists from around our State and at the same time fulfills MOCA GA’s mission of producing programs that promote the visual arts and create a forum for active interchange between artists and the community.

Exhibition will be juried by MOCA GA’s Working Artist Project (WAP) Fellows: Xie Caomin, Larry Walker, and Martha Whittington

Eligibility: Open call to all artists 18 years and older living in Georgia.

Submission Guidelines

We need the following with your submission:

• Printed and completed Submission Form

• Current resume and/or CV

• Images of work currently available for exhibition

• A checklist corresponding to the submitted images

Guidelines: (truncated)

• Images of five artworks submitted in jpeg format

• New media (video, animation, and motion graphics, etc.) submitted as QuickTime or MPEG files. Direct links to works online are also acceptable.

• If submitted on disc, please clearly mark your CD and/or DVD with your name and contact information

Submit materials* no later than 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Digital submissions can be sent via email or Dropbox to

Physical submissions can be mailed to or dropped off at MOCA GA

Download Submission Form: PDF or Doc

Visit website:

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
75 Bennett Street, Suite A2
Atlanta, GA 30309
404.367.8700 tel
404.367.1477 fax

Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: April 30, 2013 (RECEIVE)

Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition and Exhibition

Kings Place Gallery
London, England
21 June – 22 September 2013

The 2013 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition is intended to reflect and celebrate the traditions which inform the Borchard Collection by encouraging the development of these ideas into British art of the twenty-first century.

Entrants must submit a self-portrait, but this concept is open to an interpretation that goes beyond passport-photo conventionality. Shown alone or within a group, contextualised, abstracted, trailing narrative or defined by the surface of the image, like all self-portraits, these new additions to the genre will explore the idea of visual identity, revealing and designing it at the same time.

An exhibition of works selected from the competition entries will be held at Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, London, from 21 June – 16 August 2013, when details of the winning entry will be announced. Selected works will tour to the University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne from 30 August – 11 October 2013.

Entry fee: £15


● Artists of amateur and professional status, living and working in the UK, are eligible to participate in the competition by submitting a digital image of their self-portrait.
● The work can be in any recognised medium including drawing, painting, watercolour, print and mixed media. Photographs, sculpture and film are not eligible.
● All works selected for exhibition must be framed and must not measure more than 100 x 100cm, including the size of the frame.
● All works must be for sale and include the Gallery’s 40% commission in the sale price.
● Artists who are VAT registered will have VAT added to their sale price.
● Entry Forms must be accompanied by a digital image of the work, which should be on CD, in JPEG format at 300dpi resolution.
● CDs should contain only the image file, which must be individually accessible. Hard copies are not acceptable. Each CD must be clearly marked with the artist’s name and address.

First Prize £10,000

● All entries will be considered by a Selection Panel (made up of artists, critics and curators) and applicants will be notified by post or email whether their work has been selected for exhibition or not. The decision of the Selection Panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into on the matter. The prize will be available for award at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

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The Ruth Borchard Competition
Kings Place Gallery
Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1 9AG

Telephone: 020 7520 1485
Fax: 020 7520 1487
Twitter: @KP_Gallery

ArtSeed Grant Program

Deadline: May 1, 2013 (ONLINE)

ArtSeed Grant Program

Racine Arts Council
Racine, WI

The purpose of the RAC ArtSeed grant program is to encourage and enhance the arts in the Racine area and to foster excitement, support and growth in the arts in our community.

The RAC seeks projects or programs that meet the following objectives:
  1. To encourage new, innovative and/or experimental programs or projects based in the arts
  2. To assist small arts groups as well as individuals interested in the arts with such programs or projects

Proposals which involve partnerships and collaborations are of particular interest.

Who May Apply:
Applicants must be from Racine County, and proposed project activities should occur within Racine County.

Applicants can be:

Non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 status

Non-profit organizations without 501(c)3 status if they have documentation from a 501(c)3 organization stating their commitment to act as fiscal receiver

Individual artists

Both Public and Private schools, if partnering/collaborating with an artist or arts program.

ArtSeed Grant Awards:

You may apply for ONE of the following grant award amounts:

Amount requested cannot exceed 50% of the total budget. Applicant must match the grant request at least 1:1 in either cash, in-kind services or a combination of both.

How to Apply: ArtSeed utilizes an online application process. No paper applications will be accepted.

Information Needed For Application:

You can download the ArtSeed Application Worksheet. It calls out all the information that will be required to complete the online application.

NOTE: The Worksheet is not required and will not be accepted online. It is a tool to help you gather your information. You can also go directly to the online application without using the Worksheet.

ArtSeed Information Page:

Online Application:

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Leeway Foundation: Leeway Transformation Award

Deadline: May 15, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Leeway Transformation Award
Leeway Foundation

Philadelphia, PA

The Leeway Foundation's grantmaking programs honor women and trans artists for their ability to create social change through their artistic and cultural work.

The Art and Change Grants and the Leeway Transformation Awards fund women and trans artists (including those identifying as transgender, transsexual, and/or genderqueer) living in the Delaware Valley region of Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, who engage in art and social change work and have financial need.

Leeway supports the natural intersection of art and social change. We understand that art is not born in a vacuum. Art is created within a context. Who we are, where we live, how we relate to our communities, and how we view the world influence what we create, how we create, and why we create art for social change.

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans artists living in the Delaware Valley region who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work.

The Award is unrestricted (it is not project-based) and open to women and trans people working in any art form, traditional or non-traditional.

We encourage you to apply if you are a woman or trans artist who:
•Creates art for social change that impacts a larger group, audience, or community.
•Has been creating art for social change for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to this work.
•Has financial need and limited or no access to other financial resources.
•Has lived for the past two or more years in the Delaware Valley region: Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County.

The Transformation Award application is a two-stage process.

Stage 1: Leeway will award up to 8 Transformation Awards in 2013. This is a two-stage application process. The Stage 1 application is due May 15. Stage 1 is open to all eligible applicants. A panel of community-based artists will review applications and make decisions to invite applicants to submit work samples for Stage 2.

Stage 2: By invitation only.

Download Forms
Transformation Award Application & Guidelines (full)
Transformation Award Application & Guidelines (full, Spanish)
Transformation Award Guidelines (only)
Transformtion Award Application (only)
Transformation Award (only, fillable)
Transformation Award Collaborator Form
Transformation Award Collaborator Form (fillable)

Visit website for more details:

Leeway Foundation
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832
Philadelphia, PA 19109

Neo-Mimbreño 2013 Vessels

Deadline: June 3, 2013 (POSTMARK)

Neo-Mimbreño 2013 Vessels

Western New Mexico University Museum and
Silver City Museum
Silver City, NM
August 3 - August 30, 2013

The Neo-Mimbreño 2013 Vessels National Juried Exhibition will focus on vessels in a Neo-Mimbreño context. The artist should depict, through two-dimensional or three-dimensional media, their interpretation of a vessel. The work must be inspired by the prehistoric Mimbreño culture of the Southwest. This exhibition provides an opportunity to showcase the creative efforts of artists throughout the United States.

The exhibition will be curated by artists Beth Menczer and Diana Ingalls Leyba and displayed in two museums, the Western New Mexico University Museum and the Silver City Museum. This exhibition will run concurrently with the Western New Mexico University Museum’s permanent Mimbres pottery collection, the Silver City Museum’s exhibition A Vessel by Any Other Name, and the 2013 International Juried Exhibition, A Tile & A Vessel.

ELIGIBILTY (truncated)

• The Silver City CLAY Festival’s Neo-Mimbreño 2013 Vessels National Juried Exhibition: Two Museums, One Exhibit is open to artists residing in the United States.

• Neo-Mimbreño work is inspired by the ancient Mimbres pottery, artifacts, and culture with this year’s theme focused on vessels.

• All work must be original and completed between 2011 and 2013. No previously submitted works to other Neo-Mimbreño exhibitions will be accepted for jurying.

• Artwork size limitations for 2D work are 4’ wide, 5’ high, and 25 lbs. 3D limitations are 3’ diameter and 6’ height. There are no facilities for video art, mixed-media presentations or live performance. 2D work must be hang ready. D-rings are recommended.

• Artist is required to submit an Artist’s Statement about submitted work (no more than 75 words) and bio (no more than 25 words) in a Microsoft Word document on a CD.

• Artwork must be entered for jurying as digital images on CD. All digital images will be viewed anonymously by the juror.

• A maximum of 3 pieces may be entered per artist.

• Accepted works that differ from submitted images will be disqualified.

Neo-Mimbreño 2013 Vessels Exhibition: $25 for 1 entry; $30 for 2 entries; or $35 for 3 entries.

2013 JUROR
Dr. Stephanie Whittlesey


First prize: $600
Second prize: $300
Third prize: $100
WNMU President’s Award: $500

Download Prospectus: FINAL-NeoMimbrenoPerspectus2013.pdf

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Silver City Clay Festival
Silver City, NM

2013 Art Kudos Online Competition

Deadline: June 30, 2013 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

Art Kudos Competition

Sponsored by

We are now accepting entries for the 2013 Art Kudos online competition.

Art Kudos is an annual international juried competition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. Artists who are selected as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in a year-long online exhibition ( and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work.

  1. The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older.
  2. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists.
  3. Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible.
  4. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry).
  5. All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Work previously shown in an Art Kudos exhibition is ineligible.
  6. Please do not submit images which would be inappropriate for general audiences.

Awards Judge: Kara Rooney is a New York-based artist, writer and critic.

Awards: Exemplary works will be displayed in a year-long online exhibition at Cash awards totaling $4,000 will be distributed as follows:

Best of Show - $1,000;
Second Place - $800;
Third Place - $650;
Founder's Award of Distinction - $500;
(3) Merit Awards - $250 each;
(3) Honorable Mentions - $100 each

Submission Guidelines: Artists must submit a completed entry form and pay a non-refundable entry fee of $35 US dollars (check, money order, or PayPal) to submit 3 images. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, artists may submit 2 views of each work (for a total of 6 images).

Prospectus (Rules & Guidelines) »

Online Entry Form »

Printable Entry Form »

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1820 Peachtree Street NW, #615
Atlanta, GA 30309

Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair

Deadline: July 1, 2013 (RECEIVE)

Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair

Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds
Mitchell, Nebraska
September 14, 2013

We will host a one-day event at the Fairgrounds that will incorporate our vendors, animals, and demonstrators all in one space. We request that each selected vendor provide one $25.00 item for a silent auction that raises money for the fair, and one $25.00 item to be used as a door prize during the fair.

Booth space is limited and jury selection will be used to determine the final mix of vendors. If selected, vendor packets will be sent out with detailed information and guidelines.

Brown Sheep Company and Barn Anew Bed and Breakfast are teaming up to host a celebration of all things fiber. We will offer a fully interactive experience with educational demonstrations on Saturday. Some of the demonstrations will represent these subjects: knitting, spinning, crocheting, weaving, needle felting, rug hooking, quilting, hands-on projects for children and adults, locally and regionally-produced goods for sale, art work, fiber art supplies, informational resources, and animals on display that produce the natural fibers we love.

A silent auction, door prizes, and new demonstrations will make this fair full of activity for men, women, and children of all ages.

Photographs: All applicants are required to send photographs of your booth set up and products you sell in order to give a comprehensive view of the quality of your booth and products. Either 3” x 5” or 4” x 6” photo prints only please. No disks.

Booth Fees: There is a $60.00 fee for a 10’ x 15’ booth. An 8’ table and 2 chairs will be provided. Electricity is available for most booths. special requirements will be accommodated, if we are able.

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If you have questions, contact SBVFAF Board of Directors at 308-635-2198

Silver City Fiber Arts Festival 2013

Deadline: July 1, 2013 (RECEIVE)

Silver City Fiber Arts Festival 2013

Sponsored by SW Women’s Fiber Arts Collective
Grant County Conference Center
Silver City, NM
November 15 & 16, 2013

The Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective (a non-profit organization) is seeking vendors of fine handmade fiber arts and vendors of fiber art related supplies for The Silver City Fiber Arts Festival:

 The festival will feature exhibits of fiber art, vendors, demos, classes, and more.
 Extensive advertising and publicity in print media and on the Internet will be done locally as well as throughout New Mexico and neighboring states.


 Send application form with check or credit card information and visuals by July 1st, 2013.
 Will be juried by a committee of SWFAC representatives.
 Vendors of fine handmade fiber arts and fiber art related supplies must include some type of visuals of the proposed products. You can send your website address, 3-6 photos or a CD (or links to your pictures or websites) to the address above with your application. No slides please, and SWFAC will not return these materials.
 Booths may be shared by no more than 2 artists and each artist in the booth must submit visuals to be juried.
 Vendors juried into the festival will be notified upon approval and at the latest by July 15th .
 Applicants not accepted into the festival will be notified at the latest by July 15th and full refund checks or credit card refunds will be done at that time.
 Vendors will be placed on a waiting list if spaces are full.
 Accepted vendors will receive an e-mail/letter notifying them of their booth space and other information by October 15th.
 Vendors are encouraged to do periodic demos at their booth. Announcements of specific booth demos will be made during the show.

Booth Information:
 Booth sizes available: 10 X 10 (26 available); 11 X 9 (8 available); 15 X 10 (3 available).
 Booths will be assigned on a first come/first served as vendors are juried in.


Vendor Information Form
Vendor Application Form

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For more information or questions, please contact our Vendor Co-Chairs, Jean Hill or Vicki Gadberry, at

Southwest Women's Fiber Arts Collective
PO Box 636
Silver City, NM 88062

Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Call for Artists

Deadline: July 12, 2013 (POSTMARK) or (HAND DELIVERY) or (ONLINE)

Call for Artists
Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions 2014
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA)

Pittsburgh, PA
February 7 – April 20, 2014

Exhibition Opportunities:
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) is accepting applications from artists living within a 150-mile radius of Pittsburgh for solo and collaborative exhibitions during the 2014 calendar year. This opportunity is open to artists working in any visual discipline including 2D, 3D, installation, and time based work.

Exhibition Calendar:
Solo and collaborative exhibitions at PCA will be scheduled for February 7 – April 20, 2014. Solo and collaborative exhibitions at PF will be scheduled throughout the calendar year. Upon acceptance, the curatorial staff will schedule exhibition dates.

Selection Process:
Submissions will be reviewed by the curatorial staff of PF/PCA. Notification of selection results will be mailed August 2, 2013. Additional work or information may be requested for review.

How to Apply:
Work submitted for exhibition must have been completed within the last two years or be a proposal for the creation of new work. Please complete the submission form and include a project description, documentation and all requested support materials.

Applications are also accepted online at:

Adam Welch, Curator
412.361.0873 x309

Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Exhibitions Department
6300 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
T: 412.361.0873
F: 412.361.8338

Leeway Foundation: Art and Change Grant

Deadline: August 1, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Art and Change Grant

Leeway Foundation
Philadelphia, PA

Art for social change is art with a vision and impacts people in many ways. It can: raise consciousness; alter how we think about ourselves, our society, or our culture; create a vision of a more just world; be a tool or strategy for organizing and movement-building; reclaim traditional cultural practices as a form of resistance or community building; challenge racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, ableism or other forms of oppression; and question mainstream culture and beliefs.

With the ideals of social change in mind, we created these programs to challenge the norms of traditional grantmaking. We seek to recognize women and trans artists whose work is often ignored, silenced, and marginalized because of what they create or who they are - such as people of color; immigrants; gay, lesbian, and bisexual people; poor and working-class people; and people who take risks with art form and content to share their social change vision.

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans artists in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects.

We encourage you to apply if you are a woman or trans artist who:

•Has an art for social change project or opportunity that impacts a larger group, audience, or community.
•Has financial need and limited or no access to other financial resources.
•Has a project supported by or in collaboration with a Change Partner (a person, organization, or business that is a part of the project in some way).
•Lives in the Delaware Valley area: Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County.

Download forms

Art and Change Grant Guidelines and Application (full)
Art and Change Grant Guidelines and Appilcation (full, Spanish)
Art and Change Grant Guidelines (only)
Art and Change Grant Application (only)
Art and Change Grant Application (only, fillable)
Art and Change Grant Collaborator Form
Art and Change Grant Collaborator Form (fillable)
Art and Change Grant Change Partner Form
Art and Change Grant Change Partner Form (fillable)
Art and Change Grant Change Partner Form (Spanish)
Art and Change Grant Budget Form
Art and Change Grant Budget Form (fillable)

Visit website:

Leeway Foundation
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832
Philadelphia, PA 19109

40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: May 13, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program
2013-2014 Residency

Philadelphia, PA
August 25, 2013 and ends August 15, 2014

The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) awards West Philadelphia artists one year of free studio space at 40th and
Chestnut Streets. In exchange, each artist shares his/her talents with West Philadelphia by leading workshops, teaching classes, exhibiting in the area, etc. Founded by artist Edward M. Epstein in 2003 and run by Gina Renzi since 2008, the program addresses the need for studio space in West Philadelphia, assists artists with career development, and makes the 40th Street area a nexus for visual arts.

AIR is NOW accepting applications for the 2013-2014 residency.
Applications are due Monday May 13, 2013.

The 2013-2014 residency begins August 25, 2013 and ends August 15, 2014.

The mission of the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence program is:

· To address the need for artist studio space in West Philadelphia by offering studios rent-free, on a rotating basis, primarily to those artists who reside in/are very closely affiliated with Philadelphia neighborhoods west of the Schuylkill River.

· To assist in career growth and provide exhibition opportunities for new and emerging artists and those whose work has not been recognized in mainstream venues.

· To enrich the 40th Street area by placing artists here who share their talents with our neighbors.

If accepted to the program, you will be granted a studio space at either 4007 Chestnut or 4013 Chestnut Street, beginning on August 25, 2013.

You will be encouraged to use that time to develop your own creative work. In exchange, you will e. k. miles in studio 2011 be asked to share your talents through a minimum of 40 hours of outreach work, within West Philadelphia, over the course of the year. Examples of this include creating a public installation or holding a workshop or class***. Support will be provided to help you develop this project.

In addition, residents will have opportunities to work together to plan exhibitions, both of their own work and of their outreach work. Monthly meetings (or more when necessary) will help facilitate this work as well as create opportunities for artists to share ideas and foster community within the program.

Our sites are not live-in facilities. The studios are available at all times, but the buildings are shared; you must be considerate of other tenants. The spaces can accommodate a variety of creative activities, including painting, sculpture, installation art, photography, etc. Collaborative as well as individual efforts are welcome.

Ceilings are high (approximately 12 feet in some areas); rooms range from 100-300 square feet. Some areas have ample natural light, while others have none at all (making them ideal as darkrooms). The studios are not furnished. The buildings have small yards in the rear that may be used for assembling larger works, or as a place to exhibit sculpture. The spaces have ventilation, running water, and 120- volt AC outlets. However, the facilities will not accommodate highly toxic chemicals, welding, or high-powered electrical equipment. Note also that within the spaces, there is open access to the different work areas; we count on resident artists to show respect for others' property and privacy.

To apply:

You can access the application in multiple ways:

1. Google doc version

2. Dropbox version

3. Email for an application. Please specify if
you want an application in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Once completed, please submit the application by 11:59pm on Monday May
13, 2013. Email it to or mail it to 40th Street
Artist-in-Residence Program, 4007 Chestnut Street, First Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Do not drop off materials; there is no guarantee we will receive them.
We can return application materials if you include a self-addressed
stamped envelope.

View the Announcement is here:

40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program
4007 Chestnut Street, First Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Summer Residency at The Contemporary Textile Studio Co-Op

Deadline: April 26, 2013 (EMAIL)

Summer Residency
The Contemporary Textile Studio Co-Op

Toronto, Ontario
May 1 - August 31, 2013

Summer Residency (up to 2 student residents)

-Duration: May 1 - August 31, 2013
-Supervised access to our 1100Sq./ft. studio space
-Subsidized monthly studio fees
-Eligible to attend annual international artist summer workshop at reduced rate (50% off the regular fee)
-Consideration for summer residency is contingent on applicants’ intention to return to school full-time in the fall
-Applicants must indicate their intended summer project and have prior experience in a shared studio environment
-References should include a textile instructor and studio technologist

***residency is offered as a $500 scholarship (a reduced monthly rate of $175 - as opposed to $300 - for the 4 months,resulting in the $500 scholarship)

Submission Requirements
-Resume and a brief expression of interest outlining your interest in, and any applicable experience related to, the textile arts and to working within a co-operative arts studio.
-3-5 digital images (JPEG) with image list indicating dimensions, date, title and materials, or reference to web site.
-2 professional references, including addresses and phone numbers (References must be other than those of an existing Co-op member, and should relate to your experience in collaborative work environments.)
-Please submit all information and images via email to:

Residency Annnouncement


Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op
401 Richmond St. W, Studio 109
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3A8

felt :: feutre 2013 *EXTENDED DEADLINE*

Deadline Extended: June 1, 2013 (ONLINE)

Deadline: April 15, 2013 (Online)

felt :: feutre 2013
felt :: feutre - Canadian Felting Week

Salt Spring Island, BC
September 25th-29th 2013

felt :: feutre is curating a juried exhibition of the finest contemporary felt work being created by Canadian fibre artists.

This exhibit will showcase work that is new, fresh, challenging, visually exciting, and dynamic. Work that gives the artist and viewer an opportunity to stretch their perception, through the use of the medium or the concept/narrative presented.

This exhibit will open at felt :: feutre- Canadian Felting Week on Salt Spring Island, BC, and will have the opportunity to travel across North America and Europe to arrive back in Eastern Canada for felt ::feutre 2014.

:: Open to artists living and working in Canada, and Canadian citizens currently living abroad.
:: Entries must be original work completed after May 1, 2011.
:: Collaborative works will be considered as a single entry. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
:: Installation pieces must state all measurements in entry.
:: Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop.
:: All work must be created primarily using traditional (wet) or needlefelting techniques.
:: All work MUST be available for touring for up to one year beginning September 24th, 2013.
:: Accepted work must be completely ready for installation including any essential display hardware, rods or stands, plus installation description.
:: Work other than that submitted and chosen by the jury may not be substituted.
:: Work will be insured while on exhibit.
:: A 40% commission on retail sales will be retained. Work sold during the exhibition will be replaced with work of a similar nature, to be accepted by the jury, before the exhibition opens in each new venue.

ENTRY FEE $35 non-refundable for up to three (3) entries must accompany the application.

Awards will be presented in each of the following categories:
Wearables, Two Dimensional Work, Three Dimensional Work, Interior Design, and will be selected by the jury.
There will also be a People’s Choice Award to be determined at the end of the opening exhibit.

Entries must be submitted using the free entry service, EntryThingy on the website:

For questions, contact:

Friday, April 12, 2013

Selvedge Winter Fair

Deadline: (Unspecified) & (ONLINE)

Selvedge Winter Fair

Chelsea Old Town Hall
London, England
29 and 30 November 2013

Selvedge will gather together beautiful textiles and fine crafts – we aim to make the task of shopping for gifts a truly pleasurable experience. Our event takes place over two days with an evening reception so visitors will have plenty of time to browse a truly tempting range of textiles in a friendly, festive atmosphere.

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 30th September 2013 and applicants will be informed whether they have been allocated a stand by email.


Stand packages are available from £460 and include

A 6ft x 2ft table and chair
5 tickets to the evening reception worth £37.50
A listing in the exhibition catalogue
A dedicated page on the Selvedge website with 50 words and up to 4 images of your work


The Selvedge Winter fair will be promoted in the national press, with leaflets and ticket offers.

Over 120,000 ticket offer postcards will be distributed in

V&A magazine: 40,000
Selvedge: 25,000
Crafts magazine:17,000
World of Interiors: 49,000

The Fair will also be promoted to the the Selvedge readership and our wider online audience. A full page advertisement for the fair will be included in the September/October and the November/December issues of Selvedge.

Online Application:
Visit website:


Extended Deadline: April 18, 2013 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

The 577 Foundation

Perrysburg, OH
June 8 & 9, 2013

fiber577 is an annual art show annual two-day art exhibit that highlights fine art from a wide variety of contemporary fiber artists. This non-profit exhibit is organized by a team of artists whose mission is to expose our local community to the most relevant regional artists who display exceptional creativity in the field of fiber and fiber –influenced mixed media, from the exquisitely crafted traditional to the groundbreaking experimental.

Show Requirements

Artists may submit up to 3 pieces per $15 entry fee. Applications must be received by April 18th (checks are payable to The 577 Foundation). Completed forms may also be emailed but online payments are currently not accepted.

Digital images must be sent separately via email to

Work must be original to the participating artist (no kits or patterns) and completed within the last 3 years. Work previously displayed at The 577 Foundation will not be accepted.

We invite you to submit pieces that showcase innovative interpretations of fiber materials and/or techniques. Other media and disciplines can be used as long as fiber content is somehow integrated or a traditional fiber application is referenced.

All wall pieces must be ready to hang and include all display hardware (ie appropriately sized slats/rods if needed). Sculptural / 3d art will be displayed on available pedestals and tables at the committee’s discretion. Please include any specialized installation instructions with your artwork.

We will take all precautions to protect and respect all artwork but artists assume their own risks in entering this show.

The 577 Foundation does not allow sales on their property. However, please feel free to include business cards for display at the event. We will also include websites in the show brochure and on our website.

Download Show Prospectus:

Download Entry Application:

Visit website for more information:

For more information, please email

2013 Taller Portobelo Norte Summer Art Colony

Deadline: May 1, 2013 (ONLINE)

Artist Residency
2013 Taller Portobelo Norte Summer Art Colony

Portobelo, Panama
June 30 - July 21, 2013

Taller Portobelo Norte was created as a way for multidisciplinary artists throughout the United States to stay connected, share exhibition and career development information and help further the critical discussion and examination of the art and cultures of the African Diaspora, especially as they are manifested in Latin America and the Caribbean. To this end, we have created a year round roster of cultural trips and workshops, of which the 2013 Taller Portobelo Norte Summer Art Colony is one.

Taller Portobelo Norte Summer Art Colony measures its success by the level of creative excellence and cultural exchange that it contributes to an already thriving artistic community and encourages artists to reach beyond the boundaries of any one discipline to expand the possibilities of artistic vision.


The 2013 Taller Portobelo Summer Art Colony is open to emerging and professional Visual, Literary, Musical and Performing Artists in all disciplines, mediums and genres, and Scholars and Researchers of all disciplines - both creative and academic - to submit project proposals for work to be developed during the 3 week residency. Keeping in mind that the residency is short, our goal is to support participants in realizing works-in-progress and the production of new, small works.

We define the parameters for “artists” and “scholars” loosely enough to encompass a wide variety of projects. Don’t be discouraged if your idea does not fall neatly into a specific box. Present a compelling idea and articulately explain your need for three weeks of uninterrupted time to explore it.

Although we ask for a project proposal, we encourage participants to think of this as a loose plan and come ready to create work without a predetermined agenda or schedule. A big part of the value of this artistic experience is a high level of interaction with peers and the local community. From the waters of the Caribbean Sea and the impromptu soccer games in the plaza, to the songs and drumbeats that animate a local performance tradition called “Congo,” Portobelo provides rich, multi-sensory inspiration. We aim to provide a space for visionary artists/scholars whose work stimulates and expands artistic/scholarly boundaries and conventions to create work that challenges themselves and gives voice to their ideas.

This opportunity offers unique potential for artistic experience and production. Portobelo offers a non- traditional approach to art practice. “Studio space”/“work space” not only include Taller Portobelo facilities, but also the colonial forts surrounding the town, the open plaza, and other designated experimental spaces. Artists shall supply his/her own tools and materials necessary in completing the work. If you have special requirements, please indicate so in your proposal.

United States citizens are required to have a valid passport in order to enter the Republic of Panama. Visa/ Tourist cards will be distributed to you on the plane.

Application Fee: $25

Residency Fee:

Fee Includes:

$1495 per person

$2750 per couple (shared bed)

• Ground transportation

• Multi-occupancy room at Taller Portobelo

• 2 daily meals at Taller Portobelo

• Group Critiques

• Project Assistance (if applicable)

Upon receipt of application and $25 application fee, the selection committee will review your proposal, work samples and references and notify you of their decision within two weeks.

If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an Acceptance Packet with additional information and forms. You will forward the residency fee with the Acceptance Packet. The application and residency fees are non-refundable, so please be sure you are dedicated to attending before you apply. Financial Assistance is available, however all participants are expected to make a financial contribution to their residency.

Visit website for full details:

Online Application is here:

Shared Visions 2013-2014

Deadline: May 15, 2013 (RECEIVE)

Shared Visions 2013-2014
Southern California College of Optometry

Eye Care Center
Fullerton, CA
September, 2013 – mid-August, 2014

The Southern California College of Optometry annually presents the Shared Visions Art Exhibit at the Eye Care Center. This eight-year old, juried art exhibit features artwork from blind and visually impaired artists from around the world. Shared Visions celebrates the artistic achievements of these inspirational artists who continue to create in a visual realm, focusing on their abilities and talents. The Exhibit, one of only four such art exhibitions of its kind in the United States, is open to the public at SCCO's Eye Care Center at 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831 and is open during Eye Care Center operational hours for an 11-month period each year.

Selected artwork from the 2012–13 exhibit will be on display for purchase at the Shared Visions Gala Auction and V-Awards. Artwork purchased from the exhibit will not be available to take home until the conclusion of the 2012–13 art exhibit in August 2013.


• All artists must be legally blind: corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, or a visual field limited to 20 degrees or less. This includes those who function at the definition of blindness (FDB), listed above, due to brain injury or dysfunction.
• All entries must be the original works of art, created at any time, provided the artist was legally blind at the time of creation.
• Any artwork accepted for previous Shared Visions Exhibits is not eligible.

Media: Paintings, drawings, photographs, mosaics, sculpture, and mixed media pieces.

Art Sales: Artists may offer their work for sale.

Rules of Entry (truncated)

• The maximum number of submissions is six.
• In addition to the enclosed application, artists must send digital photographs (via email, CD or memory stick) that accurately represents the creative work.
• Due to Fire Department regulations, all 3-dimensional pieces must fit into the Eye Care Center’s small display case or be able to be hung on the wall. Large 3-dimensional pieces will not be able to be displayed in this exhibit and therefore will not be accepted into the exhibit. Maximum size for the display case pieces is 10.5” high x 14” wide x 14” deep; maximum size for artwork to be displayed on the wall is: 42” x 42”.

Award Program

In addition to the duties of the panel of judges, they will be deciding on awards in the following categories:
• Best of Show: Shared Visions Art Exhibit signature artwork
• Best expression of how vision loss or blindness impacts life
• Best artwork created with use of low vision aids
• Best artwork created without use of low vision aids
• Best expression of humor

Download Prospectus and Application: SVArtistApplication2013.pdf

Visit website:

Arlene Kaye, Director of Marketing
tel: 714.992.7865

Southern California College of Optometry
2575 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

felt :: feutre 2013/FELT fashion- Wearable Art Show

Deadline: June 1, 2013 (ONLINE)

felt :: feutre 2013
FELT fashion- Wearable Art Show

Fashion Show Gala September 27, 2013

felt :: feutre is curating a juried Felt Fashion & Wearable Art Show featuring the best and most exciting work being created by Canadian fibre artists and fashion designers working with felt.

We are looking for fantastic wearable art and fashion design that pushes the boundaries of what can be made and worn with felt.

Bold, dramatic, enchanting, exciting, exotic, elegant.

Headwear, accessories, garments, footwear.

We want to show where Canadian fibre artists can take this medium in the realm of fashion.

We are looking for work that represents the highest qualities of technical execution, and artistic /design sensibilities.

Wearable art pieces can be created using mixed media techniques but must have a strong and recognizable traditionally (wet) felted or needlefelted component.

This work will remain on display after the live show for the duration on the felt :: feutre event.

:: Open to artists living and working in Canada, and Canadian citizens currently living abroad.
:: Entries must be original work completed after May 1, 2011.
:: Collaborative works will be considered as a single entry. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
:: Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop.
:: All work must be created primarily using traditional (wet) or needlefelting techniques.
:: Work other than that submitted and chosen by the jury may not be substituted.
:: Work will be insured while on exhibit and during the show.
:: A 40% commission on retail sales will be retained.

ENTRY FEE $25 non-refundable for up to three (3) entries must accompany the application.

Entries must be submitted using the free entry service, EntryThingy on our website at:

For more information on this event, please visit

Or email:

Visual Poetry

Deadline: August 24, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Visual Poetry

Carrollwood Cultural Center
Tampa, Florida
September 2013

Rules (truncated)

  1. Visual Poetry, 2013 is a judged show is open to artists and poets everywhere. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded at the reception. 2 artworks per person.
  2. If you live outside the Tampa Bay area, and you want to ship your work to us, you must arrange for shipping both ways. We will reuse your box and packing materials. Please insure your work!
  3. SIZE REQUIREMENTS: Large works, up to 50 inches in any direction are acceptable. (Larger works can be hung on the balconies.) If you have unusual pieces please call the Curator for advice. Very heavy pieces may require special handling. Small works are fine as long as they are framed properly.
  4. We will accept the first 60 2-dimensional artworks that we receive before the application deadline. We have limited facilities for 3-dimensional artworks and ceramic creations so we will be accepting about 20 small ceramics and sculptures and 6 larger sculptures mounted on pedestals.
  5. Submit the poem that goes with your artwork with your application. The work you submit to this show must have the poet’s permission to use his or her work.
    Use poetry that is in the public domain, or write your own.
  6. We now MUST have a wire on the back of your entries and this wire MUST be attached to the frame at about 3 inches below the top of the frame, otherwise the stainless hook will show above the top of the frame. Frames from craft stores are fine, but you must fit them with screw eyes for the wire, and measure down from the top of the frame about 3 inches. We will REJECT your work if we can’t hang it!
  7. Carrollwood Cultural Center is not liable for artwork submitted for exhibition. All artists will be required to sign an indemnity form
    before the work is hung.
  8. Sales of any artworks are handled directly between the artist and buyer.

Entry Fee: $15.00 (Poem and Artwork)


Download Prospectus with Entry Form: Visual-Poetry-2013-call-to-artists-version-2.pdf

Visit website:


Gainor Roberts, Art Curator
phone: 813 469-1641

ArtQuilt Elements 2014

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

September 30, 2013
October 4, 2013 – Late Deadline

ArtQuilt Elements 2014

Wayne Art Center
Wayne, PA
March 21, 2014 to May 3, 2014

  • Work submitted must be innovative and original in design. Work derivative of other quilt artists or work created in a workshop with the collaboration of an instructor is not acceptable.
  • Work must be a personal expression of the artist’s intent.
  • Quilts submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2011.
  • If this quilt is framed, that information and the finished size including the frame must be listed on the application.
  • There is no size restriction for 2014.
  • The artist contact email provided on the on-line application must remain active during the submission and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking their email for acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding the ArtQuilt Elements 2014 exhibition.
  • Art quilts must be available FOR SALE.
  • Sale price that is noted on the on-line application is the FINAL price if the quilt is accepted into the 2014 exhibition. (If the applicant is unsure of how to price the work, please contact us at and the committee will review the work and offer pricing guidelines.
  • We reserve the right to omit from the exhibition accepted quilts that differ dramatically from what is represented by the digital image submitted.

International applications are encouraged and welcomed.


Susie Brandt, Full-time Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art
Gerhardt Knodel, Internationally Recognized Fiber Artist and Educator
Jan Myers- Newbury, Quilt Artist and Educator

The jurors make up an eclectic panel with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. They will judge the work based on its technique, design, originality and craftsmanship. It is important to send professional high quality images. Accepted artists must supply a digital image of at least 1800 pixels on the longest side (or 350 dpi with image size minimum of 4 x 6”) to be included in the E-catalog.


Our effort to cultivate organizations that acknowledge artists in various disciplines is ongoing. We are very pleased to announce that the Wayne Art Center will be offering for the first time $3,000 + cash in awards. The awards will be given from individuals and various organizations to artists participating in the 2014 AQE Exhibition.

Entry and Exhibition Fees

The entry fee is $45 for up to three quilts. (Each entry includes 1 overview image and 1 detail image.)
Late application entry fee is $60 for up to three quilts.

Insurance and Commission

The Wayne Art Center (WAC) will insure all artwork for the duration of the exhibition in the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries. In the event of transit damage, the artist will be required to settle claims directly with your shipping carrier.

All quilt artwork must be for sale to be included in the ArtQuilt Elements 2014 exhibition, and the sale price must be listed on the entry application. NOT FOR SALE quilts will be disqualified from the submission process. WAC will retain 40% commission of work sold during the exhibition dates or on any sale that results from mediation by the WAC staff (Buyer must also pay 6% sales tax). Artists will receive 60% of the final selling price. Please be aware that on-line submitted artwork prices CANNOT be changed.

Prospectus and entry information:

Visit website for full details:

Questions? E-mail to:

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

FACFE Team Returns

Hello Readers:

We're back! Thank you for waiting so patiently while the FACFE Team took time off for a bit of rest and relaxation. Alas, it wasn't completely relaxing for computer developed some issues that involved sending it away for repair--twice. "Sigh!" Fortunately, the repairs went well and I got my system back just in time for the return of FACFE. (Cue: Happy Dance).

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