Sunday, December 22, 2013

Nearly there....

Hello Friends:

It's hard to believe we are nearly at the end of the 2013. For some reason, the year has just "flown by" for me. Twenty (20) new items were posted today. However, we will try to squeeze in one more update before the new year.

The start of 2014 promises new additions and possible expansion of Fiber Art Calls for Entry. Our goal is to broaden our listings and to FINALLY finish the revamping of our sister site, Mixed Remnants.

Before we depart, I would like to highlight three male contemporary fiber/textile artists:

Denimu aka Ian Berry Link to website

Image courtesy of a file from the Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

According to the Wikipedia, "Denimu (Ian Berry) is a British born artist currently based in Sweden. He creates artwork solely from denim; re-using jeans, jackets, and other denim clothing to create portraits, urbanscapes and other unique works. In 2013, Denimu was named as one of Art Business News "30 under 30" influential artists in the world."

Do-Ho Suh Link to Gallery

Do-Ho Suh is a Korean sculptor and installation artist. Wikipedia

Bren Ahearn

Growing up as the son of a craft-loving English teacher, I spent many hours pursuing crafts and playing Scrabble. As I grew older, I believed that in order to fit in with my peers, I had to be in the closet about my crafting, eventually stopping my creative activities altogether. My Scrabble playing, however, continued and turned into a life-long love of the study of language intersecting with my current art practice.

In 1996, I signed up for a textiles class, thereby reawakening my dormant artistic side. I am attracted to textiles because textiles are like language both are subtle, yet powerful. Also, both can protect, expose, reveal social position, and show affiliation. I later learned that the words textile and text are derived from the same root, and several of my earlier pieces are focused on this text-textile connection.

My focus has since expanded beyond this literal connection to the multi-layered texts or readings of the cloth. Recent themes that have emerged are the socialization of American men to be violent and conflicting views on sexuality/masculinity. My hope is that upon reading my work, viewers will engage in a dialogue about the confining nature of behavioral norms.

Sampler #9 (chair for scale): cotton; 88"H X 60"W; 2011; Photo: Kiny McCarrick

Fiber Art Now Magazine Call for Submissions

Deadline: December 31, 2013 (EMAIL)

Call for Submissions
Fiber Art Now Magazine

Fiber Art Now is an international quarterly print magazine, created to inspire and connect the contemporary fiber arts and textiles community. We feature the most compelling work, ideas, and craftsmanship in the world of contemporary fiber arts and textiles.

Fiber Art Now announces a call for submission of works of fiber art for publication in the magazine’s Spring 2014 “On View” feature. The theme of this collection is ON THE WILD SIDE. You are invited to interpret this theme as literally or liberally as you like. Please take the time to read the instructions closely. Choose your best work appropriate for the topic.

Our editorial team will review all submissions received and may select your image to feature in the magazine. Your submission must include all of the following information. Please email your submission to

Here are the details:

• Deadline: December 31, 2013

• Image File (JPG, etc) of your submission, sized at about 600 pixels on the shortest side. Do NOT send high-resolution files for your initial submission; do NOT send PDFs or ZIP files.

• Your name, city and country of residence.
• Title of submitted work, dimensions, technique. You do not need to describe your technique in detail. Please simply state the technique as “embroidery on silk”, “wool tapestry”, etc.
• Statement about you and/or your work. This statement should be 50 WORDS MAXIMUM.
• Link to your artist website, if any.
• Photography credit.

Note: Please send no more than 1-3 images per artist.

Important: If your work is selected, you will be asked to provide, on short notice, a high-resolution (300 dpi, sized to 4″x6″ or larger) image file of your work. If the photographer of the work is someone other than you, you will need to secure their permission to publish the photograph.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Curatorial Fellowship Opportunity

Deadline: January 1, 2014 (RECEIVE) or (DROPBOX) or (WeTransfer)

Curatorial Fellowship Opportunity
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks outstanding scholars for a post-doctoral fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This two-year fellowship, with a possible third-year renewal, provides training to scholars interested in curatorial careers in art museums while also supporting scholarly research related to the collections of the Museum.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the premier art institutions of the world with more than 225,000 objects representing diverse cultures. The collections are divided among eight curatorial departments: American Art; Costume and Textiles; East Asian Art; European Decorative Arts and Sculpture; European Painting before 1900, the John G. Johnson Collection, and the Rodin Museum; Indian and Himalayan Art; Modernand Contemporary Art; and Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

Mellon Fellows join the appropriate curatorial department, collaborating closely with an individual curator as well as with other curatorial, conservation, education, information services and registrarial staff. Each Fellow will have access to the collections and to the Museum’s library, and will partake of all the professional privileges extended to Museum staff.

Working in consultation with the supervising curator, Mellon Fellows will develop individual projects that complement their research interests and the priorities of the department. Research projects that contribute to the museum’s scholarly publications or exhibitions drawn from the permanent collections are encouraged. In addition, as part of their general training, Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of museum activities, such as exhibition and program
planning, volunteer training, art history lectures and gallery tours.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or have a proven record of equivalent accomplishment.

Candidates must demonstrate scholarly excellence and promise as well as a strong interest in a museum career. Mellon Fellows will receive a competitive starting salary. Benefits and a travel allowance will also be provided.

Full application details available on the website:

New Directions: A Juried Exhibition of the Textile Society of America

Deadline: January 1, 2014 11:00 pm CST (RECEIVE)

New Directions: A Juried Exhibition
of the Textile Society of America

Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)
Los Angeles, CA
September 13, 2014 – January 4, 2015

This exhibition is in conjunction with the 2014 Symposium, New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future.

About New Directions: At previous symposia, participating artists, designers, and craftspeople have presented their work in the form of papers and workshops—as have participating scholars. The nature of artistic production, however, deserves a presentation format more appropriate to the medium, and this year, the TSA Board has decided to provide a new forum for artists. TSA is please to announce that the 2014 biennial symposium will feature our first juried exhibition, hosted by Los Angeles’ Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM). As an institution at the vanguard of contemporary craft/art/design, clearly in sync with the symposium theme, New Directions, TSA views CAFAM as an ideal partner for this exhibition.

Eligibility: The applications process is open to those whose practice draws on textile materials, techniques, or knowledge, widely defined. Applicants must be TSA members, as is true for all symposium presenters, but anyone is welcome to join TSA at the time of application. You can join through the TSA website at

Submitted work must have been completed in the last 3 years. All artwork must be display ready with display hardware included. Installation pieces will need to be installed and removed by artists. All artwork, crates and cartons included, must fit through a standard 39” x 6’10” doorway. Installations may be larger when completed but components must fit through a standard door.

Media: The exhibition is open those whose practice draws on textile materials, techniques, or knowledge, widely defined. This includes, but is not limited to, 2D, 3D and 4D contemporary art, and unique functional pieces such as garments, rugs, coverlets, etc. Please see the gallery floor plan to get a sense of size limitations.
Digital work will be considered and a limited number of screens are available. Please inquire about specifications.

Jury and Entry Procedures: All entries will be judged from digital images. Please read the Submission Process on the following page. Each artist may enter up to three artworks. Each artwork may be represented by no more than three images.

Jurors: Gerhardt Knodel, Matilda McQuaid, Carol Shaw Sutton, Tali Weinberg

Download the Call for Art:

Visit website for additional details including additional forms required for submission:

Please direct your questions to

The Four Seasons

Deadline: January 10, 2014 (RECEIVE)

The Four Seasons
2014 Juried Exhibition
Botanical Artists of Canada

Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills
Toronto, Ontario
March 26 to April 6, 2014

Conditions of Entry (truncated)
1. The exhibition is open to all BAC members in good standing (dues paid). Non-members must apply and pay for membership in the Botanical Artists of Canada prior to sending an entry into the exhibition.
2. Entries must be two-dimensional original botanical art defined by BAC as follows: “Botanical art is art whose goal is to depict whole plants or parts of plants in a manner that is both esthetically pleasing and scientifically accurate.”
Acceptable mediums include watercolour, coloured pencil, graphite, oil, acrylic, mixed media, water-soluble pencils, gouache, scratch board, ink and pastel. Concept, design, and execution of the artwork shall be solely that of the artist. No work shall be based on copyrighted or published materials. Any photographic reference used for the entire or majority of the source must have been taken by the artist. Photographic and computer-generated work is not acceptable.
3. Work must not have been exhibited at a previous BAC exhibition, and must have been executed within 3 years of the entry deadline.
4. Artwork accepted for the juried show must not exceed 1,728 square inches (e.g., 48" x 36") framed.
Work must be wired for hanging. With the exception of oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, all works must be framed to a professional standard. Oil and acrylic works on canvas may be entered without a frame as long as the sides, top, and bottom are painted and the staples are on the back.
Framed works must be received matted in white or off-white and framed in a simple "L" profile (gallery) frame of neutral colour (gold tone, silver tone, black or medium-to-dark wood).


The following awards will be presented:
• Best in Show ($350)
• The Pamela Stagg Award for Best Watercolour ($150)
• The Celia Godkin Award for Best Drawing [pencil, coloured pencil, pastels, charcoal, scratchboard, pen and ink] ($150)
• The Jean Johnson Award for Best Painting in a Medium Other Than Watercolour [oil, acrylic, gouache, mixed media] ($150)
• People’s Choice Award – a $50 gift certificate for art supplies
• A number of Honourable Mentions will also be presented

Jurors: Pamela Stagg, Kathryn Chorney, James Eckenwalder

Download Prospectus: 2014_BAC_Call_for_Entries_Final.pdf

Visit website for additional details:


Deadline: JANUARY 13, 2014 (ONLINE), (EMAIL) or (HAND DELIVERY)

40 North Champaign County Arts Council

Champaign, IL
February 1 to April 31, 2014
May 1 to July 31, 2014

For as long as MTD has existed, its mission has been to seamlessly transport the rider from point A to point B. With MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood, they are focusing on a different type of transportation: transportation of the mind! The inclusion of art on all MTD buses is not to be understated. With this new collaborative program from 40 North, MTD, and Dixon Graphics, riders will be treated to the finest artwork that this community has to offer while selected artists will have the opportunity to share their talents with a whole new audience. It shows that transportation can be more than getting the rider from one spot to another -- it can also be an introduction to the transcendent power of art!

• Established and emerging artists are welcome to apply.
• Applicants must be based in Champaign County.
• Original artwork must fit appropriately within the format outlined below.
• Artwork must be of an appropriate nature for public family-friendly viewing.
• All genres, styles, and media will be considered.

Four selected artists will be featured on the interior overhead panels of every MTD bus for a period of approximately 3 months. A new set will be posted each quarter: November 1, February 1, May 1, and August 1.

Two sets of 4 works will be selected by a small jury -- 1 set will be featured starting February 1, 2014 through April 31, 2014 and the second set will be posted on May 1, 2014 through July 31, 2014.

Online application form:

Submission guidelines:

Visit website for full details:

For any questions about MTD Art, please contact Kelly White at, 217.351.9841

2014 Fantastic Fibers *UPDATED*


Deadline: January 25, 2014 (ONLINE)

2014 Fantastic Fibers
The Yeiser Art Center

Paducah, Kentucky
April 23 - 26, 2014

The Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the 2014 Fantastic Fibers competitive exhibition. This is the second year the Fantastic Fibers exhibition will be an American Quilter's Society sanctioned event. All forms of fiber art are encouraged to enter.

Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium are welcome. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. There are no size restrictions.

Open to all fiber artists. Employees, staff, board and committee members of the Yeiser Art Center, and employees of Paducah Printing and Horizon Media Group are ineligible.

All entries for the 2014 Fantastic Fibers exhibition will be processed
on our website:

Juror: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

History: In 2013 we received nearly 800 entries from 128 artists from 12 countries. Fantastic Fibers 2014 is hosted by the Yeiser Art Center, Paducah's Gateway to the Arts. Located in downtown Paducah, the Yeiser Art Center is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating more than fifty years of serving the community through exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region.

Paducah is the home of the National Quilt Museum. The American Quilter's Society Annual Show and Contest will be held in Paducah from April 23 - 26, 2014.

For any questions, please email Joshua E. White at or call 270-442-2453

One Foot Buy One Foot

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

January 30, 2014
January 31, 2014

One Foot Buy One Foot
Fiber Arts Club Silent Auction

MPC/GPC Craft Studio
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
February 3 – 13, 2014

Open to artists of all media. Students, faculty, staff and community members welcome. Artwork sales benefit the Fiber Arts Club. Artists retain 50% of the sale. (Fiber Arts Club retains 35%/Craft Studio retains 15%) Artists will be paid within 30 days of the close of the show.

Requirements: 12 x 12” (frame included) artwork in any media. Artwork must be presentation ready. 3D work is admissible and must be no larger than 12 x 12 x 12”

Download Exhibitor Contract:

Visit website for additional details:

Contact for further information:

Tamryn McDermott
Vice President
Fiber Arts Club

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Artists-in-Residence

Deadline: February 1, 2014 (ONLINE)

Artists-in-Residence Program
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg, TN
June 2014 to May 2015

The Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment of 160 rotating visiting workshop artists/instructors, national and regional media conferences/symposia and hundreds of students. The program encourages early career artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team environment to apply.

Each year, five artists working in different media are selected to participate in the 11-month program, which begins in mid-June and continues through late May of the following year. Artists are given a monthly stipend, shared housing with private bedrooms and meals (during workshop sessions), and a private well lit studio with climate control, a basic work table, shelving and sink. Professional development opportunities and teaching opportunities are made available though funding and networking sources. At the conclusion of the program, residents exhibit their work collectively in the Arrowmont main gallery and have opportunities to sell their work through Arrowmont’s Artist Outfitters Store.

The ideal candidate for the Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program is an early career, self-motivated individual able to work well independently and within a larger organization. The successful resident is eager to be involved with Arrowmont's diverse existing program offerings such as workshops, conferences, community partnerships and exhibitions. Candidates who enjoy the team spirit in working with staff, other residents and visiting artists/instructors are encouraged to apply. The five artists selected each year work in a variety of media which reflects the strength of Arrowmont workshop offerings and resources. The Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program is open to permanent residents of the United States.

Fee (USD): $35.00

Apply Online via Slideroom

Visit website:

556 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
PHONE: 865.436.5860
FAX: 865.430.4101

Form, Not Function 2014

Deadline: February 1, 2014 (ONLINE) or (POSTMARK)

Form, Not Function
Quilt Art at the Carnegie

Carnegie Center for Art & History
New Albany, IN
May 9 - July 12, 2014

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie is an exhibition exploring the world of contemporary art quilts. This annual, juried exhibit draws works of art by artists across the United States and celebrates innovation and creative thought in the increasingly popular medium of art quilts. It has grown over the years from the first exhibition in 2004, organized thanks to the efforts of the River City Fiber Artists, to the 2013 exhibition that received 341 entries from 128 artists.

  • Form, Not Function is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art, open to artists living in the United States.
  • All works must be quilted (two ormore distinct layers held together with stitches); other techniques and mediums may be incorporated.
  • Works must be ready to hang on the wall, including the hangingrod.
  • Works must be original and completed since January 1, 2010.
  • There is no minimum or maximum size. (Gallery walls are 12 feet high. Works cannot be suspended from the ceiling.)
  • Three-dimensional works (including those mounted on stretchers) are eligible, but must be ready to exhibit on the floor, on a pedestal or include mounting hardware for wall display.

Entry Fee: $30.00 for three works; $10.00 for each additional work.

2014 Jurors: Rebecca Cross, Denise Burge, Valerie White

Cash Awards:
  1. $1,000 Best of Show sponsored by Carnegie Center Inc.
  2. $500 Award in memory of textile artist Alma Lesch sponsored by the DELvelopment Foundation
  3. $300 Award of Excellence presented by River City Fiber Artists
  4. $200 Award of Excellence presented by the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists
  5. $100 Award for Political and Social Commentary
  6. $100 Inspired by Nature Award
  7. $50 Visitors’ Choice Award
  8. plus additional cash Awards of Merit

Artists are encouraged to submit online via the website, but you may also submit by mail. For each work entered, submit only two digital images of the completed work, one full view (showing all edges of the work) and one detail view (showing the stitching and details characteristic of your work).

Download Prospectus:

View online application:

Visit website for more details:

Questions? Contact Karen Gillenwater, Curator
812-944-7336 or

Carnegie Center for Art & History
201 East Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150

16th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit

Deadline: February 11, 2014 (RECEIVE)

16th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit

Woodisde, CA
April 8th through June 8th, 2014

Filoli presents its 16th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit this coming spring. Botanical art has experienced a renaissance of growth both in the states and internationally and Filoli has been a leader in the renewal of this art form, which combines the observational skills of the scientist and the sensibility of the artist. This beautiful exhibit has long been an essential part of the Filoli Botanical Art Program’s mission to interpret and preserve this historically–significant art form.

Botanical artists are invited to enter original artwork not previously exhibited in a Filoli botanical art exhibition in any two-dimensional medium that reflects the rich tradition of botanical art and adheres to high standards of botanical accuracy. Prints or engravings will not be accepted. All work will be juried using digital images.

All art work will be juried using digital images. Criteria for acceptance will include botanical accuracy as well as artistic presentation and technical use of medium represented by a high quality digital image. Selection results will be e-mailed March 4.

Fee: $30

Download a Prospectus and Entry Form:

Visit website for more information:

Questions? Please contact the Education Office at:

86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062
Phone: 650-364-8300 x233

Art In The Pearl

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

February 15, 2014
February 28, 2014 [Late Deadline]

Art In The Pearl
Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Portland, Oregon
August 30, 31 & September 1, 2014

The 18th annual Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Labor Day weekend in the beautiful and historic North Park Blocks of Portland, Oregon. Considered one of the nation’s premier art festivals, Art In The Pearl features the artwork of 130 artists from across the USA and Canada. The Festival features many attractions: exceptional visual artists, artist demonstrations, an interactive art area for children of all ages, and a variety of unique food.


2-D Mixed Media
3-D Mixed Media
Computer Generated Work

Application Fees: $35 - Early Deadline - February 15 Midnight PST
$45 - Late Deadline - February 28 Midnight PST

Jurors for 2014 show:
Randy Dana / Photographer
Eileen Cotter Howell / Painter, Teacher
Craig Martell / Ceramicist
Christine Mitsu Shiga / Jeweler, Metal Smith, Instructor at OCAC
Grayson Malone / Sculptor, Mixed Media

Visit website for complete details:

Apply Online:


2014 Show Information and Rules for Participation

2014 Visual Artists Contract

Art in the Pearl
PO Box 5906
Portland, OR 97228-5906

Sky Gallery

Deadline: February 24, 2014 (ONLINE), (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Sky Gallery

40 North
Adams Outdoor Advertising
Champaign, IL

Sky Gallery is a new outlet for local artists to display their work on possibly the largest canvas in town: billboards! Sky Gallery is a unique opportunity for an artist to share their creativity with the community on a whole new level. Champaign County is an incredibly creative community overflowing with talent. Adams Outdoor Advertising and 40 North | 88 West wanted to feed those creative flames by creating a different type of rotating gallery.

• Established and emerging artists are welcome to apply.
• Applicants must be based in Champaign County.
• Original artwork must fit appropriately within the panoramic format of the billboard in order to ensure an effective presentation
• Artwork must be of an appropriate nature for public family-friendly viewing.
• All genres, styles, and media will be considered.
• Previously commissioned or commercial work is not eligible

Submissions will be accepted for review through February 24, 2014. Five winners will be chosen by a jury made up of representatives of the Champaign County community and one winner will be selected out of 10 finalists by the general public through an online voting process. All the winners will have their piece showcased on a custom 10ft x 30ft billboard.

Entry Fee: 1 image - $25; 2 images - $40; 3 images - $60

Application Guidelines:

Online Application:

Visit website for additional details:

40 North
106 S Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820
P 217.351.9841
F 217.398.3037

Book Power Redux

Deadline: March 14, 2014 at midnight (ONLINE)

Book Power Redux
23 Sandy Gallery

Portland, Oregon
May 30 - July 26, 2014
Traveling to Collins Memorial Library,
University of Puget Sound: Mid-August to Mid-October, 2014

23 Sandy Gallery and the University of Puget Sound invite artists to participate in Book Power Redux, a juried exhibition of book art focusing on social and political issues.

THEME: Book Power Redux is seeking works addressing social and political issues. Artist books can be a powerful vehicle for social change and activism. For this show we have a strong interest in works that shine a light on some of the most vital issues of our day: race, diversity, equality, justice, bullying, poverty, civil rights and more. And, don't forget we are still a country at war.

Book artists have a unique opportunity given our accessible, multi-dimensional, multi-media format to go beyond just making things to making things happen. The current social and political issues listed above are but a few topics concerned artists can use to raise consciousness, call for justice or provoke action. Let's use our creative powers to solve the problems of the world.

MEDIA: This exhibit is open to handmade book and paper arts related works. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, and broadsides are all encouraged.

FEES: A $25 non-refundable entry fee covers up to three works and is payable upon submission. The entry fee covers one, two or all three works, it is not a per work fee.

CONFERENCE CONFLUENCE: Book Power Redux will travel to Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound, and will be on display during a national conference focused on Race and Pedagogy. Details on the conference can be found on the conference web site here.

AWARDS: Three artists will receive Best of Show Awards, winners are selected upon installation of the show. In addition, we will also award the Library Purchase Prize. The winning work or works will be purchased by the gallery and donated to the artist books collection at the University of Puget Sound.

JURY: Jane Carlin, MalPina Chan and Laura Russell.

View and print full prospectus on website:

Phone: 503-927-4409

23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Ave
Portland, Oregon

2014 Fifth International Mini Print Biennale Exhibition

Deadline: March 21, 2014 (RECEIVE)

2014 Fifth International Mini Print Biennale Exhibition
The Ottawa School of Art

Byward Campus
Ottawa, Ontario
April 24 to June 1, 2014

Entry Conditions: (truncated)
  • The exhibit is open to all professional artists. The prints must be made with any generally accepted graphic techniques.
  • Each artist can submit a maximum of 4 prints to the jury. Prints must be numbered and signed by the artist and must have been produced since January 1, 2012.
  • The deadline for submitting artwork is March 21, 2014. All work must arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. local time (EST) in order to be considered for the exhibition.
  • The maximum dimension of the print image is 10 cm x 10 cm. The maximum dimension of the print matrix (paper, cloth, etc.) is 20 cm x 20 cm.
  • All prints submitted to the jury must be matted with plain white matt board. The outside dimensions for the matting must be 25 cm x 25 cm. for both the “passe-partout” and backing board.
  • The entry package should contain:
    1. The completed entry form;
    2. The works being presented to the jury;
    3. The entry fees;
    4. The artist’s resumé (maximum 1 page);
    5. A short statement about the work submitted (maximum 75 words).

Entry Fees: $25 CDN for the first work and $10 CDN for each additional work

Prizes of Excellence will be awarded in the following categories: intaglio prints, lithographic prints, relief prints, new mixed media and public’s choice.




Visit website for more information:

The Ottawa School of Art
35 George St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5
T 613 241 7471
F 613 241 4391

Eastern State Penitentiary Art Proposals

Deadline: June 18, 2014, 4:00 pm (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Art Proposals
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Philadelphia, PA
2015 Season

• Collaborative proposals are permitted; individuals may submit only one proposal per year (whether alone or as part of a collaboration).
• Artists who have previously exhibited at the site must wait five years before submitting a proposal for a new installation.
• Applicants may not submit previously rejected proposals.
• Artists must be at least 18 years old. Currently enrolled undergraduate students are ineligible to apply.
• All proposals must be for a site-specific installation.
• These guidelines are for artists who wish to install visual, video or other installation work to remain on view during all public hours at the historic site. The site does host performing arts, films, and speakers’ series. Please contact Sean Kelley at for proposals in the performing or live arts.

More than seventy artists have created installations for Eastern State Penitentiary’s cellblocks and yards. Some of these installations were among the most successful programming the site has presented, and brought perspectives and approaches that would not have been possible in traditional historic site programming.

We seek installations that will explore Eastern State Penitentiary’s history, and evoke a broad range of emotions. We seek installations that will make connections between the complex history of this building and today’s criminal justice system and corrections policies.

We want to humanize these difficult subjects with personal stories and distinct points of view. We want to hear new voices—voices that might emphasize the political, or humorous, or bluntly personal. We want our visitors to be challenged with provocative questions, and we’re prepared to face some provocative questions ourselves.

In short, we seek memorable, thought-provoking additions to our public programming, combined with true excellence in artistic practice. If our definition of this program seems broad, it’s because we’re open to approaches that we haven’t yet imagined.

Surprise us.

Sean Kelley
Senior Vice President, Director of Public Programming

Orientation Tours: (truncated)
We strongly recommend that applicants begin the proposal process by attending an artist orientation. These informal tours/conversations give the artists a chance to explore the space, discuss what makes a successful proposal, ask questions, and observe visitors interacting with the current installations. There is no charge for attending an orientation.

Please let us know if you plan to attend an artist orientation by sending an email at least 48 hours in advance to Sean Kelley at Space is limited to 30 applicants per orientation. Studio assistants and collaborative teams are welcome.

Orientation tours are strongly recommended, but are not required. We understand that travel expenses will make it impossible for some applicants to attend an orientation. We welcome questions by phone or email from those who cannot attend orientations. At least two artists— both international—have submitted successful proposals without attending an orientation, but it is rare.

Artist Orientation Dates and Times available in prospectus.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for additional information:

Sean Kelley
Senior Vice President, Director of Public Programming
(215) 236-5111 x13

Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: (215) 236-3300

Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge

Deadline: August 1, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge
International Quilt Market

Quilts, Inc.
Houston, Texas
October 2014

You are invited to participate in a block challenge…with NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg!

While on board the International Space Station, Nyberg created a star-themed quilt block that will be returning to earth with her. Her block will be combined with other blocks submitted by International Quilt Festival attendees to create a quilt that will be displayed at the 40th-anniversary show next fall 2014 in Houston.

How can you be a part of this exciting project? Submit your own star-themed block!

The Details:
• Create a star-themed 9.5"-square unfinished block (so that when quilted, it will be a 9" finished block).
• The theme should be any variation on a star. We welcome all types—traditional, modern, and artsy variations. Limit one block per person.
• Use any color scheme and techniques you would like, but please do not use any embellishments.
• Sign your unfinished block on the front with a permanent marker. Please include your name and your location.
• Mail your block for receipt by August 1, 2014.

Star Block Challenge
Attn: Rhianna Griffin
7660 Woodway, Ste. 550
Houston, TX 77063

View NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg (while orbiting two hundred and sixty miles above the earth aboard the International Space Station) explain the challenge in the following video:

Download Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge rules and details:

Visit website for additional details:

International Quilt Market
Quilts, Inc.
7660 Woodway, Suite 550
Houston, Texas 77063 U.S.A.
Telephone (1) 713.781.6864
Fax (1) 713.781.8182

Sturt Craft Centre Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: October 31, 2014 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Artist-in-Residence Program
Sturt Craft Centre

Mittagong NSW

Sturt Craft Centre invites applications from experienced craft practitioners to the Sturt Artist-in-Residence program. Residencies occur in the craft disciplines of ceramics, jewellery/metalwork, textiles and woodwork. Four to six residencies occur at Sturt each year.

Sturt encourages small scale production and individually designed work which may be promoted through Sturt Gallery.

Each year professional residencies may be awarded specifically to develop a body of work which can be produced and made, at Sturt, during the Residency time.

Sturt sees the residency program as an important adjunct to its overall aim of providing support for Australian contemporary craft and design through a program of teaching, retail, exhibition and residencies. The emphasis of the residency program will be to support craftspeople and designer-makers who are sympathetic to this philosophy.

Three categories of residency are available:
• Professional Residency
• Self Directed Residency
• Graduate Residency


Residency Program Prospectus

Application Form

Full details available on website:

Cnr Range Road & Waverley Parade
Mittagong NSW 2575
Phone (02) 4860 2083

Lesley Craze Gallery


Lesley Craze Gallery

Contemporary Jewellery and Textiles

Lesley Craze Gallery is an internationally recognised showcase for contemporary jewellery and textiles. We strive to always showcase new, cutting edge talent. Our aim is to attempt to show work that is different from that shown elsewhere; displaying avant garde pieces, ranging from materials as diverse as concrete, paper, plastics, gold and platinum. The Gallery represents up to 100 different artists from the world over: Australia, France, Germany, Korea, Japan, Italy, Sweden and, the very best of emerging and renowned names from the UK.

All of the work shown in the gallery is chosen by Lesley Craze herself. She wishes to exhibit work that is of a high quality, original and innovative.

If you would like Lesley to take a look at your work then download the application guidelines and apply to

Download application guidelines on website: (Guidelines will be found under the About Us header. Click on Exhibiting With Us to reveal the application link.)

Lesley Craze Gallery
33 - 35a Clerkenwell Green
London EC1R 0DU

Tel: +44 (0)20 7608 0393
Fax: +44 (0)20 7251 5655

Quilt! Knit! Stitch!


Quilt! Knit! Stitch!
International Quilt Festival

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon
August 14-16, 2014

Quilt! Knit! Stitch!™ will feature exhibitor booths, quilts, and fabric art on display, and many educational opportunities on the show floor. But what will set it apart from the International Quilt Festivals currently held in Cincinnati, Chicago, Long Beach, and Houston will be a greater emphasis across the board on needlearts like knitting, embroidery, crocheting, cross-stitch, tatting, and sewing.

We require the following from prospective exhibitors:
 A letter from you indicating the quilt show/s you are interested in, and that your company has been producing or selling its product lines for one year or more;
 A recommendation letter from a business associate in the industry; and
 Product samples or photo/s of the items to be sold at Festival, such as a catalogue, a sample pattern, or other substantiation of the line of products to be cleared by the Festival Screening Committee. Keep in mind that we are a textile-related show and we require that at least 75% of the merchandise you bring to Festival be related to this theme. Please only submit items that do not need to be returned.

The basic booth size is 10' x 10'. Included in the booth rental fee are the following: one 6' or 8' table, two chairs, simple lettered booth identification sign, and a listing in the Quintessential Quilt show program. It is our company policy to release booth pricing information only after the screening process and your company has been accepted.

Quilt Festival is not an antique show, nor a craft show. Among the types of merchandise that are acceptable are: antique quilts, new quilts, antique tops, new tops, quilt blocks, quilting supplies, patterns, kits, books, quilt and needlework gift items, baskets, rugs, antique linens and laces, reproduction linens and laces, folk art items, quilt prints and/or paper goods, sewing supplies (both old and new), quilt racks and frames, wearable art, pillows, and antique beads.

Each prospective exhibitor must pass a screening process by submitting the requirements. The requirements for our spring, summer, and fall International Quilt Festivals are the same. You can also exhibit at Quilt Market by undergoing a screening process for Market.

Download Exhibitor Prospectus:

Visit website for additional information:

International Quilt Festival
Quilts, Inc.
7660 Woodway, Suite 550
Houston, Texas 77063 U.S.A.
Telephone (1) 713.781.6864
Fax (1) 713.781.8182

NoVa Mini Maker Faire


NoVa Mini Maker Faire

South Lakes High School
Reston, Virginia
March 16, 2014

Makers are people who design or create things. This can be anything from: robots, knitting, pickling, kinetic sculpture, musical instruments, great hacks for devices, gardens, bikes, solar ovens, t-shirts, wearable electronics, 3d-printers…. It’s endless. We love the Maker Movement, and we want you to be a part of it.

Makers can choose to exhibit and teach in the large space, or do special presentations on our stage.

Share your Maker know-how and enthusiasm! We’re especially interested in interactive and hands-on opportunities for attendees. We want to showcase a diverse set of makers, presenters and performers including:

◾ Robotics builders
◾ 3D printing enthusiasts
◾ Woodworkers
◾ Mobile app designers
◾ Arduino enthusiasts
◾ Food makers, growers & foragers
◾ Drone enthusiasts and builders
◾ Knitters, weavers & yarn bombers
◾ Street magicians
◾ Solar engineers
◾ Artists & sculptors
◾ Fashion designers
◾ Musicians and performers
◾ Costume makers and cosplayers
◾ Art car designers and art bike builders
◾ Bee keepers
◾ Musical instrument makers
◾ STEM educators & presenters
◾ Artisanal craftspeople
◾ oung Makers
◾ Giant game makers
◾ Lego builders
◾ Inventors and tinkerers
◾ Many more!

We provide makers with:
◾ Electricity
◾ Wifi Internet connection
◾ Indoor and outdoor space
◾ An audience of 5,000 people
◾ Space for vendors

Visit for more information and registration form.

Nova Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writers Residency Program

Deadline: January 18, 2014 (ONLINE)

Artist and Writers Residency Program

Chapala, Mexico
May 1 - May 31, 2014

The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writers Residency Program is located
in Chapala, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico where
the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views
have long established the region as an international artist mecca.
Three residents will be chosen for each residency.

We encourage applications from visual artists, writers, new media
makers and musicians. Residents will be inspired by the natural
beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico.

Chapala is located 25 minutes from an international airport and 45
minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting
abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist
supplies. Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and
fertility and protector of artisans.

FEES: This is a free one-month residency. Your residency offers you
free wi-fi, weekly maid service, a food stipend of $1,000 pesos and
all utilities. You will only be responsible for your laundry, local
transportation, entertainment and additional food. International calls
can be made via skype. You are responsible for your travel to and from
the Guadalajara International airport.

ELIGIBILITY: We base our selections on artists who demonstrate
artistic accomplishment, a well-conceived residency project,
indication that this residency will make a significant impact and
evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the
developing world. National and international visual artists,
photographers, writers and new media creatives over the age of 25 are
welcome to apply.

RESIDENCY DATES: The Spring residency runs May 1 - May 31, 2014.
There is some flexibility with the dates. We will be expanding our
residency schedule. Please let us know if you want to be notified
about the upcoming residencies by writing to us at

now available on CAFÉ. The application fee is $36.00 and if you apply
to both residencies, there is a $12 discount. Artists who are
re-applying also qualify for a $12 discount. Only one discount will

DEADLINE AND NOTIFICATION: Applications through CAFÉ will be accepted
now through Midnight Mountain time January 18, 2014 for the Spring
Residency. Applicants will be notified no later than February 2, 2014

Visit website for complete details (including link to online application):

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft: Artist Residency

Deadline: March 1, 2014 (ONLINE)

Artist Residency Program
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston, TX
2014 Cycle

Applicants must be able to fulfill a program requirement of working in
their studios 24 hours per week and at least two weekends per month
during HCCC public hours. (This changes to 20 hours per week from July
4th – Labor Day, as HCCC is closed on Sundays for the summer.) Public
hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday,
Noon – 5:00 PM. Closed Sundays, July 4th – Labor Day.

Juried selection is based on quality of creative work, ability to
interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity.
Accepted artists will be notified via e-mail in April.

Media accepted: Wood, Glass, Metal, Fiber, Clay, and Mixed Media
  • 5 to 10 residencies awarded
  • 3, 6, 9, and 12 month residencies available
  • Residency cycle begins in September and ends in August
  • Residency start dates and length determined by program review panel
  • $500 monthly stipend
  • $300 quarterly housing/materials allowance
  • 24 hour access to 200-square-foot artist studios equipped with sinks,
  • telephones, and wireless Internet access
  • Wide variety of resources and opportunities, including teaching
  • assignments through HCCC and collaborative works with fellow residents
  • During the residency, artists' creative work is represented by HCCC
  • and is considered for display in the Asher Sales Gallery
  • Additional opportunities, such as discussions with curators and
  • gallery owners, exposure at HCCC events, and interactions with
  • visiting art professionals
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Group exhibition at the end of residency cycle

Visit website for complete details:

Online Application via Slideroom:

For questions regarding the Artist Residency Program, contact Miriam
Mendoza at or call 713-529-4848 x112.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002