Sunday, March 23, 2014

UPDATED AGAIN International Textile Art (ITA) 2015

NEW DEADLINE: July 15, 2014 {EMAIL} or {ONLINE}

International Textile Art (ITA) 2015
Kunststichting Perspektief vzw (Art Foundation)

Cultural Community Center
Haacht, Belgium
February 21, 2015 to March 1, 2015

Artists from over the World will be invited to apply for selection for this prestigious event.

This event offers textile artists a unique opportunity to exhibit (and to sell their work) – it also provides them with an exceptional opportunity to reach new audiences and to network with established collectors and gallery owners.

The 2015 edition will be supported by an integrated press and media campaign focusing on broadening contacts with the buying public and increasing foreign interest and participation.

The ITA 2015 is organized by the Kunststichting Perspektief vzw (Art Foundation) who is committed to ensuring the high quality, presentation and promotion of an event for those who design and make textile art.


Participation by the artist is subject to the terms and conditions set out below which govern the agreement between exhibitor and the Art Foundation (Kunststichting Perspektief vzw) to the exclusion of any other.

Participation is subject to written acceptance by the Art Foundation.

The exhibitor must comply with all the terms and conditions laid out below. The organiser reserves the right at any time to modify these terms and conditions.

All applicants must be over 18 years of age when applying, with no restrictions regarding country or nationality.

Important: the International Textile Art Biennial is for individual textile artists - applications from agents or wholesalers are excluded.

Artists cannot submit more than three works or body of three works (Remark: number of works depending on the measurements e.i. monumental works or smaller)

No restrictions of form or weight of works.

Important: The textile component of the work must be a minimum of 70%.

Works must be created between July 2013 and February 2015.



Online Registration Form: Registration Form

Visit website for more information:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Touch of Warmth

Hello Friends:

 Spring is officially here. We are so pleased to welcome the coming new growth and change.

Fiber Art Calls for Entry is also in the process of change. First, we recently decided to shift to a different distributor for our Newsletter. MailChimp has been a tremendous resource for us and we are pleased and grateful for their service. However, we have switched to Mad Mimi as our newsletter distributor. Our goal is to GROW this site and it appears Mad Mimi will suit our needs going forward.

The first mailing with Mad Mimi has already been sent. We still need to work on the layout and fix a few minor glitches. The most notable change is the header; we decided to create a new image for the Spring and Summer mailings:

The frolicking animals are courtesy of the book CREWEL EMBROIDERY by Erica Wilson.

Second, real progress is being made on Mixed Remnants. We will re-open the site before the end of March.

We have so much more to come. Thanks for your readership.

All the best,

Elise N.

Brenau University Galleries: Women's Work

Deadline: March 30, 2014 (EMAIL)

Women's Work
juried textiles and fiber exhibition
and sponsored oral history project

Brenau University Galleries
July 17, 2014 to September 12, 2014

Brenau University Galleries in cooperation with the Georgia Humanities Council is holding an open, juried textiles and fiber exhibition and sponsored oral history project entitled "Women's Work".

Fiber and textile artists residing in the state of Georgia are encouraged to submit 2-D and/or 3-D fine art pieces, garments and/or accessories that employ or are inspired by traditional "women's arts" including all types of stitchery, quilting, embroidery, crochet, tatting, knitting, weaving, felting, garment and household goods making .

* Entrants are asked to submit up to three pieces for consideration. One photo of the entire work and a detail photo are allowed for each piece. Photos should be 72 dpi. Artists must also supply a title and dimensions of each work as well as a brief artist's statement (less than 250 words) about their work and how it relates to the theme of the exhibition.

* Artists whose work is chosen for the exhibition may be asked to participate in the oral history project component of "Women's Work" which will include being interviewed about their work while being video recorded. This oral history component will be a part of the exhibition.

* Deadline for entries is March 30, 2014.

* Artists will be notified about chosen work by April 4, 2014. Work chosen for the show will be required to arrive at the gallery no later than June 30, 2014. There will be an opening reception and panel discussion for the exhibition on July 17, 2014. The show will run in the Sellars Gallery on the Brenau campus through September 12, 2014.

All entries should be emailed to Lori Gann-Smith at Please place WOMENS' WORK in the subject line of your email.

Download Prospectus: Call-for-Entry-Brenau.pdf

Visit website for additional information:

Lori Gann-Smith
Fashion Design Program Director
Associate Professor of Art & Design
Curator, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Brenau University
500 Washington St SE
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
770-531-2053 office

360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist Residency Summer 2014

Deadline: April 5, 2014 (ONLINE)

Artist Residency

Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
June, July and August 2014

The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer's Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. We now offer four live/work spaces. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from Guadalajara 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. She is sure to inspire you during your stay!

MISSION: Our aim is to support artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity. By providing free housing and a generous food allowance, we hope that our residents can make artistic progress without the stress and distractions of daily life.

CRITERIA: National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, new media makers and musicians over the age of 25 are welcome to apply. We base our selections on artists who demonstrate artistic accomplishment, submit a well-conceived residency project, indicate that this residency will make a significant impact and provide evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the developing world. One of the live/work spaces is earmarked for a writer and one for an emerging artist. Two-person collaborative teams are also encouraged to apply.

FEES: This is a free one-month residency. Your residency offers you a private, fully equipped live/work space, free wi-fi, weekly maid service, a food stipend of $1,000 pesos plus all utilities. You will only need to pay 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 Mexico. Depending on your arrival and departure times, our Program Administrator, Alberto Alvarado, may be able to pick you up at the airport. If not, it is easy to arrange an airport taxi which will cost $400 - 500 pesos each way depending on the time of day you travel.

RESIDENCY DATES: Our new summer residency program offers 1, 2 and 3-month residencies in June, July and August 2014. The winter residency runs December 16, 2014 - January 16, 2015 and the Spring residency runs May 1 - May 31, 2015. Additional residencies will be announced to our mailing list.

ONE-MONTH RESIDENCY APPLICATION FEE AND DISCOUNT: The application fee for a one-month residency is $36.00. Artists who are re-applying for one-month qualify for a $12 discount using our Coupon Codes. Only one discount will apply. For more information about Fees and Discounts Download FEES-DISCOUNTS-CHECKOUT-SPECS

2 OR 3-MONTH RESIDENCY APPLICATION FEE: If you are applying for more than one month, you will need to pay an additional Administrative Fee in addition to your $36 entry fee.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: You must submit your application through the CAFE website: Applications without work samples will not be considered.

Visit website for more details:

World of Threads Festival 2014

Deadline: April 22, 2014 (EMAIL)

World of Threads Festival 2014

Oakville & Toronto, Ontario
November 1 to November 30, 2014

Artists from around the world are invited to submit bodies of work, installations or individual pieces to the festival. Multiple curators will draw from the submissions to create different exhibitions. Rather than having predetermined curatorial ideas, we are going to develop thematic shows entirely out of the work we receive. In Festival 2012 we curated using this process and it worked very successfully. Your artwork could potentially inspire an entire exhibition.

Artist Eligibility

• We are open to artists from all countries.
• All artwork must have been made after Jan. 2012 (the date of our last call for submissions)
• All work must be available for exhibition during the Festival: Nov. 1 - Nov. 30, 2014 and the two weeks prior and after these dates for installation and take down.
• No entry can be withdrawn from the exhibition once it has been accepted.
• All work must be original – No patterns or commercial kits are acceptable.
• Artists cover the cost of shipping.

How to Submit

Three Options for Submitting
• Body of Work – Maximum 10 pieces + details.
• Individual Pieces – Maximum 10 pieces + details.
• Installations – Maximum 10 pieces + details and renderings.

Submission Fee: $40

This fee covers a maximum of ten pieces (10 full images and 10 details). If you would like to submit an additional round of pieces you may do another submission by paying an additional $40.

Chair & Festival Curator: Dawne Rudman
Festival Curator: Gareth Bate

Visit website for complete details including Frequently Asked Questions:


Deadline: April 30, 2014 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

Isola Borromeo - NATURAL PARK

Cassano d'Adda, Milan, Italy
15rd June and 28rd September 2014

ECOISMI 2014 is a contemporary art event that aims to be a meeting point between contemporary culture and the deep roots of the territory. The review involves the construction of No. 12 (twelve) site-specific works in complete harmony with the area of the Park. The projects will be able to create a natural and osmotic relationship between art and the environment, culture of local identity and will have an aesthetic and cognitive value, in relation to the processes and transformations that affect the environment and the present condition, to trigger a reflection on the dynamics of ecological and sustainability.

The leitmotiv of ECOISMI 2014 is a combination of three words: "Habitat, Re-generation, Memory"

ARTICLE 1 – Theme and conditions
Leitmotif of Ecoismi 2014 consists of three words: "Habitat, Re-generation, Memory". Each participant, in the elaboration of the project, will be guided by any sense freely based on them, in compliance with the objectives outlined.

The theme of this edition identifies the topics of great breadth, extending in a multiplicity of possible forms: reflections on the individual and collective memory, to the social and sustainable environment, the sharing of space, up to the aspects relevant than ever in the relations between man and nature. Around this very wide topic, the young artists are invited to express themselves through their freedom of expression, sensitivity and planning.

- The jury will select twelve (n° 12) projects from the ones received in form of texts, sketches and pictures.
- The works will have to represent a real enrichment for the “Isola Borromeo” Natural Park in Cassano d'Adda and will have to harmonize with the environment without damage in any way the local vegetation or modify morphologically the local sites;
- The materials used to create the art's work will have to be mostly natural;
- The mounting time is thought as “work in progress” and can lasts 4 days maximum;
- Besides the technical feasibility, the reward criterion, during evaluation, will be the ability of create a dialogue with the character of the Natural Park site.

ARTICLE 2 – Requirements for submission
Participation in ECOISMI 2014 is open to artists of all nationalities under 35 years old (born after January 1, 1979).
Each participant can submit only one project. Candidates are invited to make a survey in the area where the artworks will be realized. All those artists who are unable to reach Cassano d'Adda are invited to view the virtual map and related photographs on the website:

The open call can be downloaded from the website: and on the website of the Municipality of Cassano d'Adda in the notices section:

For more information, please contact: | Tel +390363/366217 - +39333/6477416

Spartanburg Art Museum Call for Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: April 30, 2014 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Call for Exhibition Proposals
The Spartanburg Art Museum

Spartanburg, SC
2015-2016 Season

The Spartanburg Art Museum is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2015-2016. We are interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate our visitors’ experience to new levels of participation and engagement.

Applications may be submitted electronically or by mail. To submit an electronic application, please send completed form and materials to

Who Can Apply
• Any individual, collective, or group of artists.
• This call is open to regional, national, and international artists.

Fees and Expenses
• Artists must pay an application fee of $25 dollars to be submitted along with their application

Application Process (trunated)
• Artist completes and returns a gallery application (page 4), CD or digital images of artwork, artist statement, Cirruculum Vitae, and application fee to the Spartanburg Art Museum.
• The Spartanburg Art Museum approves or rejects applications and notifies artist by email.
• If selected, the artist and the Spartanburg Art Museum will determine exhibition dates and reception date.
• Artist signs a contract with the Spartanburg Art Museum at least one month prior to the beginning of the exhibiton.

The Spartanburg Art Museum is a regional museum located in upstate Spartanburg, South Carolina, which promotes the visual arts by:

• Exhibiting regional, national and international artists.
• Supporting the creative capacities of our area youth through our educational outreach programming.
• Offering children and adult studio classes in a variety of artistic disciplines.

Download Application:

Visit website for more information:

Please contact Casey Rigby, Exhibition Coordinator, regarding any questions or for further information.

phone: (864) 582-7616, ext. 254

Spartanburg Art Museum
Attn: Casey Rigby, Exhibit Coordinator
200 East Saint John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 582-7616, ext. 254

Fiberworks 2014

Deadline: May 1, 2014 (ONLINE)

Fiberworks 2014

Fiber Artists of Oklahoma
Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) Gallery
Oklahoma City, OK
May 16 – June 10, 2014

The Fiber Artists of Oklahoma invite you to participate in their annual juried fiber exhibition. This 36th annual exhibit provides Oklahoma fiber artisans an opportunity to showcase their work from traditional crafts to innovative art. This eclectic show honors quality workmanship and original design. The exhibit also educates the public about the many facets of fiber artistry by presenting a wide range of media, techniques, and tradition.

Works in weaving, needlework, basketry, quilting, soft sculpture, beading, paper, knitting, crocheting, felting and all other works primarily constructed of fiber will be considered for acceptance as well as pieces made of non-fibrous materials, but utilizing techniques normally used in the construction of fiber art.

The exhibition is open to current residents of Oklahoma. Submissions must be hand works of original design or original interpretation of traditional techniques done independently. Submissions must be executed by the entrant within the last two (2) years. Works from previous FiberWorks exhibitions are not eligible nor are works created under teacher supervision as part of a class or workshop assignment.

Cash awards will be presented in a variety of categories.

Entry Fee
There is a non-refundable $20 entry and handling fee for members of FAO, $35 for nonmembers. One entry per person. Artists can submit up to three (3) works per entry.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for additional details:

For inquiries contact:
Karen Collier, phone: (405) 740–7344
or Janice Filler, phone: (405) 603–3603

FiberWorks 2014
c/o IAO Gallery
706 W. Sheridan
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Northern National Art Competition

Deadline: May 10, 2014 (POSTMARK)

Northern National Art Competition

Northern Arts Council &
Nicolet Art Gallery
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
July 22, 2014 to September 12, 2014

27th Annual Northern National Art Competition is juried and open to artists 18 or older living in the U.S. and working in any medium that is wall-hangable - we encourage fiber artists to apply. Work needs to be original and recently completed. There is no theme. We are looking for a varied contemporary American art exhibit.

Judge: Linda Benedict-Jones from Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Participants are able to submit two images via email or on CD. Entry fee is $30.00.

More than $8,500.00 in awards, including three $1,000.00 Awards of Excellence.

Download Entry Form:

Visit website for additional details:

For additional information contact the Nicolet Art Gallery Director:

Washington Printmakers Gallery: National Small Works Exhibition

Deadline: May 31, 2014 (ONLINE)

National Small Works Exhibition
Washington Printmakers Gallery

Silver Spring, Maryland
August 2, 2014 to August 31, 2014

This exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age or older residing in the continental United States of America. Submitted works must be:
 Original, hand-pulled or archival digital inkjet prints*;
 Completed within the past two years;
 NO LARGER THAN 170 square inches (image);
 NO WIDER THAN 18” (frame);
 Photographs will not be considered.

*Please note: All prints exhibited at WPG are original works of art created by the artist. Archival, signed, limited-edition inkjet prints are acceptable, as long as the image was initially created by the artist directly on the computer. Reproductions of existing artwork in any media are not acceptable.

Detailed instructions will be sent to artists with accepted works.
As a general guideline, accepted works must be:
 Matted and framed to professional standards using ARCHIVAL materials in neutral colors;
 Listed for sale. When setting prices please note: WPG will retain a 50% commission on all sales;

FEE: Artists may submit up to four entries for a non-refundable entry fee of $30. Additional images may be submitted for $5 apiece.

Solo Exhibition at WPG
August 2015

Graphic Chemical & Ink, Co. Award
$200 Gift Certificate

Renaissance Graphic Arts Award
$100 Gift Certificate

Download Prospectus: 2014NSWProspectus.pdf

Visit website for complete details:

Damon Arhos, Director
Washington Printmakers Gallery
8230 Georgia Avenue, 2nd Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910 | 301.273.3660

Dimensions: Juried Exhibition of Fine Craft

Deadline: June 20, 2014 (POSTMARK) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Dimensions: Juried Exhibition of Fine Craft

Central Coast Craftmakers
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA)
San Luis Obispo, CA
September 5 — October 12, 2014

Eligibility & Media: Open to artists residing in California. All work must be original and executed by the hand of the artist in any of the following: clay, fiber/paper, glass, metal/jewelry, wood, mixed media. Work must have been completed within the past three years and may not have been shown previously at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Works may not exceed 8 feet in height or weigh more than 50 pounds per transportable part.

Awards: Cash awards. A minimum of $1,500 will be awarded at the discretion of the juror with the additional possibility of a purchase award for SLOMA’s Permanent Collection.

Juror: Carol Sauvion. Carol is the creator and executive producer of Craft in America, the documentary series celebrating American craft and the artists who bring it to life. She is also the executive director of Craft in America, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and advance original handcrafted work through educational programs in all media.

Entry Fee: $25 entry fee for one entry, $30 for two entries, and $35 for three entries--(nonrefundable). Entry by CD only. CDs will not be returned.

Download Entry Form/Prospectus: Call_for_Artists_Dimensions_2014_Interactive.pdf

Additional information on website:

For questions concerning this exhibition email SLOMA: or call Crissa Hewitt at 805-541-1095 or Ruta Saliklis at 805-543-8562

PO Box 813
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406


Deadline: August 1, 2014 (EMAIL)


Kherson, Ukraine
October 22 - November 5, 2014

The International Biennial Symposium Conference and Exhibition on Textile Art

“Fibremen 4” International Fibre Art Exhibition restricted only for men. Juried. Open to all professional male artists, working in fibre. Digital submissions only.

Contemporary and innovative works are welcome.

Please contact organizers to receive the Entry Form:

Visit website for more information:

Ludmila Egorova
Andrew Schneider
P.O.Box 79
Kherson 73028

Tangled Fibers Show—A Fiber-Arts Collection

Deadline: August 15, 2014 (EMAIL)

Tangled Fibers Show—A Fiber-Arts Collection

The Purple Pomegranate
Whitefish, MT
October, 2014

Theme of Exhibit: Totem. Totem, that from which I draw my purpose, meaning and being. Do you have a symbol that serves as an emblem for you or your clan? Is there a being or object that reminds you of your ancestry or mystic past? What does Totem mean to you?

Guidelines for Artist’s submission: (truncated)

1. Size: Each piece of work must fit within 36” long, and 24” wide exhibit space. It may be 3-D in form. Art must fit through a standard size door.
2. All art must be an original piece of work, not shown prior to this show and created in the last two years. Artists may submit from 1 to 3 fiber works for the one time, non-refundable application fee of $20.00.
3. Each piece should be priced for retail sale, with 40% commission being retained from sale of work.
4. Art must be stable and be easily displayed on a wall or pedestal that supports a maximum of 20 pounds. No perishable organic material. Art must be structurally sound. Each submission should be ready to hang with a suitable hanging device or placed on a pedestal.
5. Artist must submit an artist statement, with the application. Statement must be in context with the theme, Totem. Statement should be 200 words or less.


Totem Prospectus 2014 PDF

Totem Prospectus 2014 Word Document

Totem Application 2014 PDF

Totem Application 2014 Word Document

More information available at website:

Friday, March 21, 2014

7th International Mini Textile Exhibition

Deadline: February 1, 2015 (EMAIL)

7th International Mini Textile Exhibition

Kherson, Ukraine
16-27 June 2015

International juried exhibition on mini textile (30x30x30 cm). Artists from all over the world, who work in different techniques of textile are invited.

Please contact organizers to receive the Entry Form:

Visit website for more information:

Ludmila Egorova
Andrew Schneider
P.O.Box 79
Kherson 73028

Monday, March 03, 2014

Repeat after me, "Spring is nearly here. Spring is nearly here."

Hello Friends:

We are a gearing up for the re-launch of Mixed Remnants. The initial plan was open the site in February but we still have a few items to complete before the big debut. All will be finished shortly.

A few announcements:

1. Small changes are being made to Fiber Art Calls for Entry. They will be folded in over time so you will see the changes but they won't be dramatic.

2. The Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (IHEAP) has a Call for Applications for Session X, 2014-2016.

The Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (IHEAP) offers participants a course of study where they can free themselves from the inherited art history of the 20th century, by investigating crucial issues of art in the 21st century, an ongoing history in which the participants will eventually take part. Read More here

That's it for now. We'll be back soon.

As always, we appreciate your readership.

All the best,

Elise N.

Arlington Arts Center Call for Submissions 2014-15 Solo Exhibitions

Deadline: March 14, 2014 (ONLINE)

Call for Submissions
Arlington Arts Center

Arlington, VA
Fall Solos: October 18 - December 20, 2014
Spring Solos: April 2015

Each year, Arlington Arts Center selects 10 to 14 artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region for solo exhibitions in AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces or outside on the grounds. Proposals that specifically consider AAC’s space, layout, and surrounding environs are encouraged. Floor plans are available on our website .

Fall Solos will take place October 18 - December 20, 2014. Spring Solos will open in April 2015.

Artists who produce cutting-edge contemporary art in any and all media, and who live or work in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylvania may submit exhibition proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered.

Required Materials:

  1. Artist’s Statement. 1 page, max.
  2. CV/Resume. 3 pages, max.
  3. Exhibition Proposal. 2 pages, max.
    Describe what you plan to do, how you will do it, and what you hope to accomplish with the show. Include information in your proposal about how this project or body of work is well-suited to the galleries at AAC.
  4. Work Samples. Submit either 12 images; 4 minutes of recorded materials; or 2 minutes of recorded material and 6 images.
  5. Work Sample Index. List of the samples submitted, including the title, dimensions, medium, price or insurance value, and year of creation for each piece.

Fee: $35 fee for non-members and a $25 fee for members. For those who would like to join, it's $45 and your application fee is included.


Arlington Arts Center will:

• Provide artistic and curatorial support to the artists;

• Offer insurance for the artwork in AAC space;

• Publicize the exhibition using postcards, social media, blog postings, and press outreach;

• Conceive and implement overall exhibition design, including artwork placement, signage, and lighting.

Artists will:

• Provide labor and materials to install and deinstall the artwork;

• Transport the work to and from AAC; and

• Attend the opening reception and other events

Visit website for details:

View online application and proposal guidelines >

Questions? Email

Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd
Arlington VA 22201

The Great British Sewing Bee Series 3

Deadline: March 16, 2014 (EMAIL)

The Great British Sewing Bee
Love Productions

London, England
Series 3

Applications are now being accepted for series 3 of The Great British Sewing Bee!

There is a quiet revolution happening in Britain. People are buying sewing machines, going to needlework classes and making their own clothes again. The passion for sewing, it seems, is back.

In this series, some of the nation's most talented amateur sewers compete to be named Britain's best home sewer.

The judges put the sewers through their paces. Each week they test the sewers' ability to follow a pattern - for everything from a simple A-line skirt to a complicated man's shirt. They challenge them to transform a high street buy under intense time pressure, and finally, the sewers are asked to produce made-to-measure garments - from tailored jackets to stunning evening gowns - which must be a perfect fit.

Email for more information.

Visit website for more information:

Love Productions
43 Eagle Street London

T: 020 7067 4820
F: 020 7067 4821

Cartography: Artists as Mapmakers, Schweinfurth Art Center

Deadline: March 28, 2014 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Cartography: Artists as Mapmakers
Schweinfurth Art Center

Auburn, NY
June 6 - August 17, 2014

Schweinfurth Art Center is looking for artists for a group exhibit related to maps and map making. Work may be in any medium including but not limited to painting, works on paper, photography, collage, assemblage multi-media and installations. It is expected that the exhibit will include work that explores geopolitical themes, environmental issues, historic or cultural themes and more. The exhibit will be curated by the Schweinfurth Art Center.

Submitting Work for Consideration
Artists who are interested in being considered should send or email the required information by March 28, 2014. Images can be submitted on a CD via mail, through DropBox, through email, or through a link to the artists website. There is no entry fee.

Exhibit Requirements
•Works must be framed or have a suitable system for hanging.
•Artists are responsible for shipping/delivering work to the Art Center.
•Submissions will be considered through March 28, 2014

Download Prospectus: callforsubmissionscartography.pdf

Visit website for complete details:

For more information call the Art Center at 315.255.1553

Schweinfurth Art Center
205 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021

European Art Quilts VIII

Deadline: March 31, 2014 (ONLINE)

European Art Quilts VIII
European Art Quilt Foundation

Festival of Quilts
Birmingham, UK
August 2014

Artists living in Europe may apply for participation. Place of residence on 31 March 2014 will determine the country with which the artist will be associated. Each artist may submit a maximum of two works. The work must have been completed after 2012, and may not have been exhibited, or published about, before.

Measurements: The total of all sides must measure minimum 3,60 m. and maximum 7,20 m.

The width can not be wider than 1,80 m. and be provided, on the back, with a sleeve for hanging the work, and we advise also a sleeve at the bottom. There are no restrictions regarding the use of materials. It is, however, important that it is a construction of layers. The quilt must have a personal identity and may not be
a translation or a copy of another work of art.

Fee: 30 Euros entry fee, non-refundable, for up to two works.


EAQ VIII - Rules of Participation
PDF - English
Word-document - English

EAQ VIII - Preview of online entry form in English.
Word document

Website: http://www.europeanartquilt

If you have questions about the exhibit EAQ VIII or the Foundation, contact

European Art Quilt Foundation
Bredasedijk 65
5124 PT Molenschot
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 161 437178
Fax: +31 161 437176

Art Star Craft Bazaar LBI

Deadline: April 1, 2014 (ONLINE)

Art Star Craft Bazaar LBI

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
Loveladies, NJ
July 12 - 13, 2014

The Art Star Craft Bazaar is a juried arts & crafts retail show. We are primarily looking for artists & crafters who create handmade, original work. However, we are open to products that are designed by the artist & produced in small quantities. All mediums are welcome. The event is primarily held outdoors with limited indoor spaces available & each participant will be provided with a 10’ x 10’ space. Tables, chairs, & tents will be available to rent/purchase. Participants are required to bring everything else that is needed for set up & display.

If you would like to share a space, you must specify the name of your desired booth mate when applying. Both of you must be accepted in order to share a space. If one is not accepted, and you are, will offer you your own 10’ x 10’ space. Please note that if you do not specify a booth mate on your application, you are applying for a single space and we cannot pair you up with someone later. We do not allow more than 2 people to share a space.




Bath + Body

Book Arts




Craft kits/Handmade supplies











Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
120 Long Beach Boulevard
Loveladies, NJ 08008

Non-refundable Application Fee: $15 via PayPal
Outdoor Vendor Fee: $275
Indoor Vendor Fee: $350

**All applicants must pay the application fee to apply & will be notified of acceptance by Friday, April 4th. Upon acceptance, artists will have from April 4th – April 11th to pay the vendor fee.

Visit website for complete details including online application:

For more information, or questions, please contact: Megan Brewster or Erin Waxman,, 215-238-1557

Textile Society of America Los Angeles 2014 Symposium Call for Vendors

Deadline: April 1, 2014 (ONLINE)

Call for Vendors
Textile Society of America
Los Angeles 2014 Symposium

University of California
Los Angeles, CA
September 11-12, 2014

The Marketplace is open to vendors of wearable art, global textiles, books, yarn, fabric, and other textile-related items. Vendors of textile art and craft goods will be selected to represent work that ranges in price, country-of origin, and technique. Publishers and booksellers are also encouraged to submit.

The Space
The marketplace will adjoin Symposium meeting rooms, ensuring regular foot traffic by attendees. Tables available are 6 feet long by 30 inches wide.

Vendors are responsible for staffing their tables and handling sales while the marketplace is open. There will be volunteers in the marketplace to assist with overall logistics, but TSA will not handle sales.

Member Single Table + Listing in program and on TSA website: $275
Member 2nd Table (upon availability): $275
Non-Member Single Table + Listing in program and on TSA website: $310
Non-Member 2nd Table (upon availability): $310

Visit website for complete details including online application:

Direct questions to

Textile Society of America
PO Box 5617
Berkeley, CA 94705
Call or Text: 510-363-4541

Silvermine Arts Center 64th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition

Deadline: April 25, 2014 (ONLINE)

64th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition
Silvermine Arts Center

New Canaan, CT
May 31 – July 26, 2014

Art of the Northeast is a competition/exhibition highlighting the diversity of work that is currently being made in the Northeast by emerging and established artists. This year the exhibition will be a tightly curated show, comprised of approximately 25 artists, depending on scale. The juror will have at his discretion the ability to select a suite of three to five works by an individual artist.

The Best in Show Prize is a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center with a $3,000 stipend for show related expenses. To be considered for the Best in Show Prize, artists are required to enter a minimum of three works.

Eligibility: Open to all artists, 17 years of age and older, residing in CT, DE, MA, MD, DC, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI & VT.

Original artwork in any media will be accepted. Giclée reproductions of original works will not be accepted. Eligible artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2012, and fall within the restrictions.

Entry fee is a flat $45 for up to 10 entries. To be considered for the Best in Show Prize, artists are required to enter a minimum of three works.

Download Terms and Conditions:

Art of the Northeast entry form on Slideroom

Sales And Liability/Insurance
All artwork must be for sale. A commission of 50% will be charged on all sales. Price of work may not be changed after it is submitted. SAC will insure all accepted work to 50% of artist’s stated retail price.

Visit website for complete details:

Silvermine Arts Center
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840-4398
(203) 966-9700

Put A Ring On It, Yarn Bombing Los Angeles

Deadline: May 1, 2014 (ONLINE)

Put A Ring On It
Yarn Bombing Los Angeles

Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center
June 2014

Do you remember the childhood saying, “if you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?”

Inspired by the Beyonce song, Put a Ring on It asks what do you value so much that you would want to put a ring on it?

It can be any person or thing in your life & surroundings. Is there a great old building you’d like to see preserved? A favorite food only your grandmother made? A tree in a park near your house? The sunset over the ocean? Don’t just knit a literal yarn engagement ring for that special someone in your life – we want you to get creative!

YBLA wants you to put a knit or crochet ring on what you love and take a photo of it. YBLA wants photos of knit & crochet (yarn art, whatever) rings attached to the objects of your love.

Make a ring, attach it, take a photo, send it to us through our website. Looking for inspiration, or a place to begin?

The introduction of Put a Ring on It will be in a gallery exhibition at the Manhattan Beach Creative Art Center, June 2014. Please send us a picture of your ring by May 1, 2014 to be included in the exhibition.

Details, patterns, and submission guidelines on the site

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles
1653 18th Street, Studio 5
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Denbo Fellowship Program, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Deadline: July 1, 2014 (ONLINE)

Denbo Fellowship Program
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Silver Spring, MD
Fall Fellowships: September, October & November 2014

The Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. This Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

Selected artists will receive:

• Up to one month of access to a state-of-the-art printshop, paper studio or bindery (specify amount of time & studio(s) needed in application)
• Key to studios and 24 hour access
• Ten hours of one-on-one technical assistance or one workshop
• Storage space and flat file for tools and materials
• Use of standard shop supplies
• $500 stipend to be used for travel, housing, materials, etc.

Each applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of his/her work, interest and potential in printmaking, paper arts and book arts (or combination thereof), as well as the quality and clarity of his/her plan for the residency. Although previous experience in a PAAC discipline may be helpful to a successful applicant, such experience is not necessary or expected. Artists are also expected to give a brief gallery talk about their work during their residency.

Residency Length: minimum 2 weeks, maximum 1 month (specify amount of time in application)

Facilities: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center is the premier community-access printmaking, papermaking and book arts workshop in the region. Please see our facilities page for more information.

Selection Process: A panel of professionals including artists, curators, and arts administrators will jury each round of applications.

Application Guidelines:
The Denbo Fellowship application is now online at Hardcopy and email submissions are not accepted. Applications are reviewed three times per year: September, December, and February.

Fall Fellowships: September, October & November 2014
Deadline: July 1, 2014
Notification: July 15, 2014

Visit website for full details:

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring MD 20910
Telephone: 1.301.608.9101
Fax: 1.301.608.9102

EXCITE--An Exhibit of Contemporary Textiles & Fiber Art, Local Cloth Inc.

Deadline: August 10, 2014 (ONLINE)

--An Exhibit of Contemporary Textiles & Fiber Art
Local Cloth Inc.
Haywood Community College Creative Arts Program
Swannanoa, NC
October 9 – December 6, 2014

Local Cloth Inc. and the Haywood Community College Creative Arts Program invite fiber and textile artists to join their celebration of American Craft Week 2014 by entering EXCITE, which recognizes the Appalachian region’s tradition and continuing leadership in weaving and contemporary textile art education.

The theme is contemporary fiber work inspired or reflective of the design ideals set forth by Anni Albers at Black Mountain College, where she formed and taught the weaving program. This could include decorative fiber works inspired by her writings or textiles, or the unique design concepts that flourished at the alternative educational experience that was Black Mountain College from 1933-1957 in Western North Carolina.

In keeping with the mission of Local Cloth to support and sustain the regional fiber and textile arts economy and professions through collaboration, education and innovation, the work must include some material(s) or resources obtained within a 100-mile radius of the artwork’s origination. For example, a work may include fiber or yarn sourced from a local farm, spun by a local mill or dyed with local materials; cloth woven, felted, knitted, crocheted, dyed, printed, repurposed or otherwise created by another local artisan; or artisan skills sourced locally to enhance or embellish the work.

Considering the emphasis on, and experimentation with, materials that guided Anni Albers’ weaving, this combination of requirements is a natural extension of her brilliance, yet is reflective of the contemporary mindset.

JURY CRITERIA: Entries will be juried upon a work’s embodiment of the theme; creativity in using local resources; and excellence in design and craftsmanship. A list of available local resources for artists within the Local Cloth region will be available at Artists from outside the Local Cloth fiber shed are encouraged to research available resources within their own 100-mile fiber sheds.

ELIGIBILITY: Student, amateur and professional textile and fiber artists from throughout the United States. Work must have been completed after Dec. 1, 2013.

ENTRY FEE: $40 includes two entries to be judged independently, and one-year membership in Local Cloth Inc. Paid members of Local Cloth Inc. may request a discount code, reducing the entry fee to $15 for two entries.

Visit website:

Applications accepted through CAFE


Project coordinator:

Local Cloth Inc.
106 Woodcreek Circle
Swannanoa, NC 28778

2015 Rijswijk Textile Biennial

Deadline: August 31, 2014 (RECEIVE)
[entries must be received before this date]

2015 Rijswijk Textile Biennial
Museum Rijswijk

Rijswijk, The Netherlands
May to October 2015

The fourth Rijswijk Textile Biennial will be held from May to October 2015. The aim of the Textile Biennial is to showcase the diversity and ingenuity of contemporary textile art.

Artists who would like to participate in the 2015 Rijswijk Textile Biennial are requested to forward their documentation: a CD-ROM with high-resolution photographs (capacity of each photo between 2 and 4 MB) of (recent) artworks, a curriculum vitae (in English) and details of postal, e-mail and website addresses, to Museum Rijswijk before 31 August 2014.

In November 2014 an adjudicating panel will make a selection from the entries submitted and in January 2015 the artists will be informed whether their work has been selected for the 2015 Rijswijk Textile Biennial. The CD-ROM will not be returned after the final selection unless a self-addressed envelope is enclosed with the original documentation.

Visit website for additional details:

For further information contact curator Anne Kloosterboer:

Museum Rijswijk
2015 Rijswijk Textile Biennial
Herenstraat 67
2282 BR Rijswijk
The Netherlands

Textile Festival 2015: Foundation for Textile Information and Documentation Centre (STIDOC)

Deadline: October 1, 2014 (POSTMARK)

Textile Festival 2015
Textile Competition

Foundation for Textile Information
and Documentation Centre (STIDOC)
Leiden, The Netherlands
May 13 - 16, 2015

In 2015, under the responsibility of the Foundation for Textile Information and Documentation Centre (STIDOC), the 5th edition of the Textile Festival will be organised in cooperation with Landelijke Organisatie Kant Kunst Nederland (LOKK), Merkwaardig Vereniging Liefhebbers Merklappen, Quiltersgilde,.Vrouwen van Nu and Weefnetwerk (WNW).

The submissions to the juried competition will be displayed at the Textile Festival 2015 from May 13 until May 16, 2015 in the Pieterskerk in Leiden.

Competition Rules
* Every participant may submit one piece of work that has not been exhibited before.
* The theme is Water – Land.
* All textile techniques are permitted, choice of material is free.
* Maximum format is:
two-dimensional 50 x 50 cm (20 x 20 inches) or 200 cm (80 inches) circumference including finishing, and maximum 10 cm (4 inches) relief.
three-dimensional 35 x 35 x 35 cm (14 x 14 x 14 inches) including finishing.
* Only original work of your own design may be submitted.

You may register by submitting a complete portfolio consisting of:
o a signed registration form
o 1 digital photo of the complete piece of work, stating the title of the work
o 1 digital photo of a detail of the work, stating the title of the work

The following prizes will be awarded:
1st prize € 250,00
2nd prize € 150,00
3rd prize € 100,00
Public Choice Award


Competition Rules

Registration Form

Press Release

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Information and contact

American Craft Magazine Call for Submissions


Call for Submissions
American Craft Magazine

American Craft Council
Minneapolis, MN 55413

American Craft is aimed at independent thinkers with a keen interest in the creative process. These readers recognize the many design choices they have in everyday life, from their creative pursuits and the artful objects in their homes and workplaces to the clothing they wear and media they engage with. American Craft helps readers make excellent, constructive, creative choices. The core audience values community, sustainability, quality, and authenticity.

We value freelancers who can write for a general creative audience with clarity and insight. We love good storytelling that explores a craft artist’s struggles, doubts, determination, and triumphs. We like to read about how craft shows up in modern life, particularly if the writing is bright and accessible. When touching on craft theory or history, writers should take special care to write clearly and for a non-academic audience.

We work primarily with experienced arts journalists who are thorough and disciplined in their reporting and able to write with depth and nuance. The ideal writer can be counted on to:

• Keep us apprised of changes in story concept at the reporting stage
• Write to the agreed-upon length
• Meet all deadlines
• Collaborate on editing, responding quickly to questions and suggestions
• Help to gather images when necessary

We are interested in:

• Artists who use unusual materials
• Artists who’ve traveled unusual paths in their work
• Emerging artists whose work is remarkable
• Veteran artists with impressive work that has evolved over a lifetime
• Artists going through a transition, reaching a pinnacle, or facing a challenge
• Artists working in collaborative partnerships
• Artists for whom craft has been a means for healing and learning about life
• Handmade goods that are stylish, innovative, and affordable
• Craft that brings together a community for a good purpose
• Craft that reflects values of sustainability and community
• People whose work might not be considered studio craft but who bring a sort of craft devotion to their creative pursuits
• People who’ve collected craft and art objects in a beautiful living space
• U.S. or foreign locales that offer a number of interesting craft destinations for travelers
• Galleries that specialize in craft
• Books, films, and exhibitions of interest to a broad craft-loving audience
• Schools and organizations advancing craft in interesting ways

Visit website to view complete Guidelines & Departments:

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

Schweinfurth Art Center Proposal Submissions


Proposal Submissions
Schweinfurth Art Center

Auburn, NY

How to propose an exhibit:

Whether you wish to propose a solo artist exhibit, group show, or traveling exhibit, the following information is needed to consider an exhibition. Proposals are reviewed periodically. Exhibits are planned 2-3 years in advance.

• Statement of the premise of the exhibition, or artist statement
• Resume or bio of artist and curator
• Checklist of works in the exhibit (title, artist, date, dimensions, medium, insurance value)
• Explanation of facility and installation requirements
• Any shipping, security, environmental, or insurance requirements
• Any Fees
• When the exhibit is available
• List of other venues for exhibit
• Contact information

For Artists:
If you wish to submit images of your work for general consideration please submit photographs or digital images that you do not need returned. These will be kept on file and will be referred to when we are selecting artists for solo, group or curated exhibits. If you would like confirmation that your proposal or cd have been received, please enclose a self-addressed reply envelope or post card. Please do not send unsolicited slides or cds that need to be returned.

Visit website for complete details:

Schweinfurth Art Center
205 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021