Monday, April 28, 2014

Hotel Maria Kapel Open Call for Proposals Artist Residency

Deadline: May 5, 2014 {EMAIL}

Open Call for Proposals
Artist Residency
Hotel Maria Kapel

Hoorn, the Netherlands
2015 Season

Artist-run residency Hotel Maria Kapel offers research- and project based residencies for individuals or groups (max 4), and invites artists, curators and researchers to submit proposals the 2015 residency- and exhibition programme.

About HMK
Hotel Maria Kapel is an artist-run residency and project space located in a 15th century chapel in Hoorn, the Netherlands; a small historic town 40 kilometres north of Amsterdam. Hoorn was founded in 716, and rapidly grew to become a major harbour town. During Holland’s ‘Golden Age’, Hoorn was an important home base for the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and a very prosperous centre of trade. Hoorn is currently a city with a small touristic centre and larger sub-urban area and has a high number of commuters to Amsterdam for work and studies. HMK offers artists a stay in a concentrated work space, where dialogue and collaboration inform experimental, context based exhibitions and projects. The programme invites artists and curators working in a wide range of media, but mainly focusing on installation and context based work
and video.

Who may apply
Artists (individually or as a group), curators, and researchers.

We offer
> Project-residencies
During a stay at our guesthouse the artist/group of artists is invited to develop, execute and present a new project in the exhibition space (the chapel). Residencies vary in length and depend on the nature of the work; usually between one and two months. The exhibition with the residents´ work is open to public, and lasts
around one month.

> Research residencies
During a longer stay at HMK the artist/curator is hosted to research and/or develop a specific project or subject that is part of their artistic practice. HMK aims to host around 2 research-residencies in 2015, culminating in an event, exhibition, presentation or publication from the researcher. Expected outcomes are outlined in
the second selection round/ after selection and depend on the nature of the research.

All residents are offered
Full and free use of all accommodation and living / working facilities (a.o. wireless internet, shared kitchen, washing machine/dryer, basic tools, some audio & video equipment).

HMK aims to secure funding in collaboration with the artist to provide a travel/living/production budget. Amounts depend on individual projects, and HMK strongly advises artists to secure additional funding else where. HMK always offers full and free use of the guesthouse and its facilities. Furthermore, HMK is respon-
sible for all mail-outs and promotional activity in relation to the shows, which include regional, national and international contacts. In 2014 HMK is kindly supported by several local and national foundations.

HMK is looking for
Context-specific projects that make full use of the unique opportunities offered. The long stays at HMK lead to intensive local and international collaboration. Projects are developed both in (response to) the surroundings of Hoorn, public space and in the exhibition space. Projects may be presented outside the Maria Chapel, or can take on other forms (events/seminars/screenings/etc.). HMK is keen on artistic projects that do not only focus on art itself but that, in content or practice, are able to step outside the box and make connections outside an art context. HMK focuses and facilitates collaborations; preferably you work with artists or others with whom you haven’t (extensively) worked with before.

Application Fee: €15; the application fee should be transferred to our PayPal account with email address Fees paid are non-refundable. Without received payment your application will not be considered.


Application Form:
Information Pack

For questions about the Open Call, please email to


Korte Achterstraat 2a
Hoorn 1621GA
Telefoon: +31 (0)229 75 22 52+31 (0)229 75 22 52

Irene de Craen:
Bas Hendrikx:
Wouter Sibum:

2014 Quilts: A World of Beauty

Deadline: May 29, 2014 {RECEIVE}

2014 Quilts: A World of Beauty
Judged Show
International Quilt Association

Houston, TX
October 28, 2014 through November 2, 2014

The objective of the Judged Show is to promote and encourage the art and appreciation of quiltmaking and wearable art. We strive to encourage excellence in quiltmaking and to educate quilters and the general public by presenting the finest examples of traditional and contemporary quilts and art garments that the members can produce by:

1. Providing an exhibition and competition to spotlight the current work of IQA quiltmakers; and
2. Rewarding excellence in design and craftsmanship through the presentation of awards based on qualified and impartial judging.

Quilts/garments are to be entered for judging in the following categories. IQA and its jurors or judges reserve the right to move an entry to a category other than the one in which it was entered without notifying the entrant. Final placement will be at the discretion of the judges.

Art-Abstract, Art-Miniature, Art-Naturescapes, Art-Painted Surface, Art-People, Portraits, and Figures; Art-Pictorial, Art-Whimsical, Digital Imagery, Embellished, Group, Handmade, Innovative Appliqué, Innovative Pieced, Merit Quilting, Hand; Merit Quilting, Machine, Miniature, Mixed Technique, Traditional Appliqué, Traditional Pieced, Wearable Art.

  • Large: One length + one width of the quilt must exceed 120 in (305 cm), but not exceed 240 in (612 cm). Neither the length nor the width may exceed 120 in (305 cm).
  • Small: Quilts that do not fall within the miniature definition (Example: an 18 in x 26 in or 45.7 cm x 66 cm quilt) and one length + one width of the quilt must not exceed 120 in (305 cm)
  • Miniature: Quilts must measure less than or equal to 24 in (61 cm) on each side.

HOW TO ENTER (truncated)
You must be a member of IQA to enter. You may join or renew with your entry. International shall be accepted but ALL ENTRIES must be RECEIVED IN THE OFFICE BY May 29, 2014. Please allow time for mail service. Late entries cannot be accepted.

 Completed and signed IQA entry form. Photocopies are allowed.
 Non-refundable entry fee–$30 in U.S. funds per entry. All entrants may pay by check or money order in U.S. funds or by credit card.
 For each quilt entered, send two digital images—one full view of the completed quilt and one detail view.
 For each garment ensemble, send three images—one full front view, one full back view, and one detail to include the quilting and/or garment embellishment detail.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for more information:

Call 713-781-6882 or e-mail for any additional information.

IQA Judged Show–Fall ‘14
7660 Woodway, Suite 550
Houston, TX 77063

American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn NYC

Deadline: June 1, 2014 {POSTMARK} or {ONLINE}

American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn NYC
Brooklyn Museum

Beaux-Arts Court
Brooklyn, NY
November 22 & 23, 2014

The second American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum is produced and directed by Richard & Joanna Rothbard founders of New York's An American Craftsman Galleries located in midtown Manhattan. The show will be held inside the magnificent two story high Beaux -Arts Court.

This premier show and sale of contemporary craft includes 90 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States, including artists that reside in Brooklyn. All participating artists are carefully selected through a diligent jury process. All work must be designed and made in the artists' studios.


  • American Art Marketing shows are juried invitationals. The selection process is based on the following criteria: originality of design, technical skill, and overall aesthetics compatible with the concept and artistic direction of the show.
  • All work in both fine art or fine craft must be original in concept and must have been created by the accepted applicant.
  • Participants must exhibit the type and quality of work shown in their slides. Not acceptable are items embellished or made from commercially available kits, plans, or patterns; imports; factory-made or assembled items; mechanical reproductions or offset prints.
  • Reproductions must be signed and numbered, marked ‘reproductions’ and cannot make up more than 20% of the display.
  • Booth sharing is not allowed unless approved by American Art Marketing.
  • All booths must be enclosed on three sides (except corners) with a minimum height of 6ft.
  • Any willful violation or misrepresentation regarding the work as defined in our rules will result in forfeiture of space.

Selection Process:

Richard & Joanna Rothbard, the producers who are also the owners of An American Craftsman Galleries in NYC, will be selecting artists based on originality of design, technical expertise, overall aesthetics as well as presentation. All categories of fine craft and fine art will be considered and in balance so that a cross section of all media will be represented.


All work must be hand made in the USA or Canada by the exhibiting artist.

Mixed Media

Deposits and Application Fees:

• Application fee: $35 • Late application fee: $50 (for Applications postmarked after June 1st)
• Deposit: $100. Upon acceptance deposit will be automatically charged and credited to your booth fee.

Please note, deposits and application fees are non-refundable.


Paper Application
Terms & Conditions of Participation

Apply Online

Complete details on website:

Questions? Email all questions to

American Art Marketing
PO Box 480
Slate Hill, NY 10973

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center 13th Biennial Book Arts Fair and Conference

Deadline: July 15, 2014 {ONLINE}

Call for Exhibitors
13th Biennial Book Arts Fair and Conference
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Photogroup, Inc.
Silver Spring, Maryland
November 14-16, 2014

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center presents the 13th Biennial Book Arts Fair and Conference, the preeminent book arts event on the east coast. Now in its third decade, the fair now includes contemporary printmaking. The fair will showcase a dynamic array of innovative artists’ books, limited edition prints, fine papers, and specialty tools along with a rich array of notable speakers, surrounding events, and demonstrations. This three day event will connect international artists, scholars, collectors, publishers, art lovers, and inspire all who are intrigued with the printed form and the book as art. Book artists, print-makers, paper makers, fine printers, book and print publishers, fine booksellers, and tool makers are invited to apply for a booth at the fair.

This year’s theme, Outside the Margin Focuses on book art and contemporary prints that explore outer edges of the mediums. Our new venue in a former WWII factory enriches this motif. Outfitted for large-scale photoshoots, the eclectic Photogroup studio is next door to a new brewery, local gourmet ice cream and a short walk to Pyramid Atlantic.

Booths/Spaces: The booth space fee includes one 2.5′x 6′ table and two chairs. Artists are responsible for display equipment and lighting. Double booth spaces are also available on a limited basis. Artists may share a space with another artist or apply as a collective. All artists must be represented on the application.

• 6′ x 8′ booth space – $300
• Two booth spaces for $550 (adjacent to one another)
• Three booth spaces for $800 (adjacent to one another)

Pyramid Atlantic will provide:
• artist relief/booth sitting
• promotional postcards and fair brochures
• publicity
• free wi-fi at venue

Application fee: $40.00

Visit website for complete details:

Go to slideroom for online application:

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
fair {at} pyramid-atlantic {dot} org

Blue Ridge Fiber Show

Deadline: August 1, 2014 {RECEIVE}

Blue Ridge Fiber Show
An International, Biennial Celebration of Fiberarts

Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild
North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, NC
October 4, 2014 to January 6, 2015

The purpose of the Blue Ridge Fiber Show is to encourage and support hand loom weavers, spinners and felters at all levels and to increase public awareness of their work.

Amateur, Professional and Junior Divisions are in the following Main Categories:

a. Hand Weaving Category - includes textiles created on an Entrant controlled loom and involves interlacing (not inter-looping) two or more sets of elements at right or oblique angles to each other.

1. Accessories (wearable) - scarves, shawls, purses, jewelry, liturgical, etc.
2. Decorative Functional (home decor) - linens, rugs, pillows, afghans, etc; excludes off-loom basketry.
3. Decorative Non-Functional - wall hangings other than tapestries, 3-D work, etc; excludes off loom basketry.
4. Constructed Clothing – cut and sewn garments made from at least 75% handwoven cloth.
5. Yardage - Minimum 18 inches (45.7 cm) width, 3 yards (2.7 m) length; maximum 60 inches (1.5 m) width, 10 yards (9.1 m) length, 40 pounds (18.1 Kg) weight. Entry must include an 8" x 8" (20.3 cm square) handling piece.
6. Tapestries – defined as weft faced textile using discontinuous wefts.

b. Spinning Category - Plant, animal or synthetic fibers twisted together to form yarn. Characteristics of spun yarn vary based on the material used, fiber length and alignment, quantity of fiber used, and degree of twist.

Hand Spun Yarn Into a Project - Entry must be a completed project using 100% hand spun yarns of plant, animal or synthetic fibers.

c. Felting Category - Technique that produces a non-woven sheet of matted material which is most frequently made from wool, hair or fur created by the entanglement of a mass of fibers that takes place when heat, moisture and pressure are combined. Includes needle felting. “Fulling” is excluded.

1. Decorative - Figures, animals, sculptural, wall hangings, etc.
2. Accessories (wearables) - Scarves, shawls, purses, jewelry, liturgical, etc.
3. Garments - Fully executed garment, can include techniques such as nuno, traditional wet felting, needle felting, and/or in combination with other fabric.

The WNCF/HG intends to grant recognitions and monetary awards.

Entrants may submit up to two entries per Main Category (weaving, spinning, felting). One form may be used for up to two entries. Each pair of entries requires a separate form and separate non-refundable fee of $30 (Amateurs and Professionals) or $10 (Juniors). Fee may be check or money order in US funds.



Spinning Category Entry Form.pdf
Weaving Category Entry Form.pdf
Felting Category Entry Form.pdf

More details on website:

For further information contact:

360 Xochi Quetzal WINTER Residency Program

Deadline: September 28, 2014 {ONLINE}

WINTER Residency Program in Central Mexico 2014
360 Xochi Quetzal

Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
Winter: December 16, 2014 - January 16, 2015

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.

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.

STUDIO SPACE AND EQUIPMENT: We provide large work tables and generous wall space for visual artists. All live/work spaces have desks and free wi-fi. We offer a spinet piano for musicians and professional easel for painters. Plein air painters and artists who draw have endless access to warm, outdoor beauty and can also work in the patio of our downstairs casita. Ceramic artists have access to our Kress kiln which can fire up to cone 6. All spaces also have private kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and full bathrooms.

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: The winter residency runs December 16, 2014 - January 16, 2015.

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.

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.
•2-month residency applications REQUIRE an additional $22 administrative fee (this fee has a built-in 20% discount and totals $58).
•3-month residency applications REQUIRE an additional $39 administrative fee (this fee has a built-in 30% discount and totals $75).
•Artists who are re-applying for 2 or 3-month residencies do not qualify for an additional discount.
•If you do not pay the additional administrative fee, your application will only be considered for a one-month residency.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: You must submit your application through the CAFE website. Applications without work samples will not be considered (3 images for Visual Artists, 1 -2 videos for Musicians, 5 page writing sample for Writers.)

Application and additional details at CAFE website

Visit Deborah Kreuger website for more information:

Hillyer Art Space Open Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 28, 2014 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE} or {HAND DELIVERY}

Annual Open Call for Proposals
Hillyer Art Space

Washington, DC
2015/2016 Exhibition Season

Hillyer is now accepting proposals for solo exhibitions for our 2015/2016 exhibition season. Hillyer presents monthly exhibitions and each accepted artist is given a room in our three room gallery space to present their work.

Selection Process

All proposals that meet the gallery’s qualifications are reviewed and selected by our Artist Advisory Committee, which is chaired by the gallery director. Accepted artists also benefit from our Mentorship Program, where our highly qualified Artist Advisory Committee work individually with each artist to help them prepare their exhibitions and establish themselves in the DC arts community.

Hillyer’s focuses on under represented artists. We accepts proposals from regional artists that live within 150 miles of Washington, DC and have not had a solo exhibition in the last three years. We also accept proposals from international artists that are both living and working overseas.

How to Submit
Submissions can be made online (preferred) or they can be mailed in/dropped off to the gallery.

Entry Fee: $35

Complete details including link to online application at website:

Questions? Please email or call 202.338.0325

9 Hillyer Court, NW,
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202.338.0325

The Biscuit Factory Call for Submissions


Call for Submissions
The Biscuit Factory

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, the beautiful and dynamic gallery spaces are set over two floors, display a range of exciting contemporary fine art, sculpture, original prints and jewellery, quality craftsmanship and design led home-wares. The Biscuit Factory hosts four major exhibitions a year, changing on a quarterly basis and representing the work of around 250 artists each season.

We are always happy to consider new artists both locally and nationally. Should you wish to exhibit please follow these steps:

  1. Submit no more than 10 images of your work by email. Along with this please include a biography/ artist statement containing information on the work and yourself, and also an indication of the dimensions and retail price for each piece submitted. To submit images (photographs or jpegs on cd), by post, please provide a SAE to ensure the return of your images. Please feel free to also include a link to your website if appropriate.
  2. You will be sent an automated acknowledgement that we have received your email submission.
  3. Your submission will then be considered by a board of staff members. We have a team of curators who specialise in different media. Due to the number of applications this may take around 12 weeks so please be patient. You will hear back from us even if you have not been successful.
  4. If your work is selected for exhibition we will liaise with you regarding a date to exhibit in the gallery.
  5. If your work is not selected for exhibition we will be in touch to let you know this but regret that we will be unable to provide detail or enter any further discussion as to the team's decision.
  6. There are no charges to exhibit your work at The Biscuit Factory, we work on a commission only basis.

All submissions should be emailed to

Visit website for additional details:

The Biscuit Factory
16 Stoddard Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear,
tel: 0191 261 1103

Friday, April 18, 2014

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum: 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival

Deadline: June 30, 2014 {ONLINE}

2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

La Conner Maple Hall and the Civic Garden Club
La Conner, Washington
October 3-5, 2014

The Festival is open to all Museum members and non-members, world-wide.

There is no limit to the number of entries.


Wall or Bed Quilt Size Limitations are applicable to all Wall or Bed Quilt categories, except Miniature:
•Traditional Quilts. Bed Quilts widths 60”-110”, length 75” or more (crib size minimum dimensions: 34”x 52”.)
•Wall Quilts maximum width 80”, maximum length 90”.

Modern Bed or Wall Quilts
Wall Quilts from Patterns/Books
Realistic Pictorial Wall Quilts
Abstract Pictorial Wall Quilts
Nonrepresentational Wall Quilts
Wall Quilts – All Others
Bed Quilts from Patterns/Books
Bed Quilts – All Others
Miniature Traditional Quilts
Original Wearable Art
Fiber Art – 3-Dimensional
Fiber Art – Fibers
Fiber Art – All Others

Jurying and Judging
Entries will be selected based on the quality of the submitted digital images and accompanying Artist's Statement. Jurors reserve the right to subdivide or combine categories depending on the number of entries received. Decisions of the jurors and judges are final; there is no appeal process.

There will be First, Second, and Third Place Awards for each Category. Additionally, there will be Awards of Excellence for each of the following:

•Best of Show
•Hand Quilting
•Domestic (or Home) Machine Quilting
•Long, Mid, and Short Arm Quilting
•Group - 3 or more, each to get an identical award
•Recycled/Reused Materials
•Fiber Art Innovation
•Judge's Choice (1 per Judge)
•Curator's Choice
•People's Choice

Entry Guidelines:

Visit website for complete details:

Online Application Form:

Craft Cubed

Deadline: April 28, 2014 {ONLINE}

Craft Cubed

Melbourne VIC
August 2014

Craft Cubed is Craft’s annual festival of experimental, skilled and ideas-based craft and design. Featuring exhibitions, installations, open studios, workshops and events, Craft Cubed is a unique umbrella for practitioners and the public to engage with contemporary craft and design. Encompassing a Victoria-wide program, this year Craft Cubed will orbit around core happenings at Fed Square.

Right now, Craft is inviting groups and individuals to express their interest in being actively involved with making Craft Cubed a great festival. We are inviting people to especially reflect on the overarching theme of The Art of Handmade, as well as considering the spaces at Fed Square.

There are three ways to get involved in Craft Cubed 2014:


We invite you to propose ideas for satellite events at your venue. DIY Satellite Events are managed and funded by you at your own venue, but are promoted through our Craft Cubed marketing.

Your DIY Satellite Event can occur through-out or anytime during the Craft Cubed festival in August. It can happen in Melbourne CBD or anywhere regional Victoria.

Cost: Listing your DIY Satellite Event is FREE for Craft members ($25 for non-members)

To Apply: Complete the DIY Satellite Event Application:


Craft is now taking proposals to activate some of the different spaces that Craft Cubed will inhabit at Fed Square this August. We will curate a central program that is drawn from your proposals and things we program. If you are selected to be part of the Activate Fed Square program, you will be responsible for presenting the project and working with Craft and the venue regarding onsite logistics.

Some of the spaces around Fed Square that are available for proposal include:

Fed Square Atrium
Fed Square video screens
Fracture Gallery
Yarra Gallery
No Vacancy Gallery Project Space

Detail about these spaces is outlined in the PDF Information sheet:

To Apply, complete the online application form:


You might have an idea that is bigger than both of these other options. Let us consider your grand visions for innovative, creative highlights for the Craft Cubed festival program which revolve around our premise of the Art of Handmade.

Giant installations, band program, mega online interactive project? Tell us your craft dreams. Proposals will be considered and supported on a case-by-case basis.

To Apply: Complete the Blow Our Minds! application form:

Visit website for full details:

Contact Gemma Jones, Craft’s Project Coordinator, either by email or phone 03 9650 7775

31 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9650 7775

Fiber OPTIONS: Material Explorations

Deadline: May 22, 2014 {ONLINE}

Fiber OPTIONS: Material Explorations
The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA
MFA Circle Gallery
Annapolis, MD
July 18 through August 9, 2014

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its third biennial open-juried competition for artists working with fiber. Any two- or three-dimensional submission following exhibition guidelines will be considered by the juror. The exhibition chair is Kass McGowen.

JUROR: Aaron McIntosh currently lives in Baltimore, MD, and works at the Maryland Institute College of Art as a full-time professor in the Fiber Department.

Entries: Any original work constructed of natural or synthetic fiber including soft sculpture, painting on silk, felting, applique, tapestries, wearable art and more.

1. All work must be priced for sale or marked POR (price on request). Works previously exhibited in a juried show at Circle Gallery are not eligible.
2. Maximum dimensions of entry, including outside edges of frame, cannot exceed 72” in any direction.
3. Submit one JPEG image per piece entered and detail image as allowed.

1. Selections for exhibition are made by the juror from JPEG images.
2. Final acceptance is made by juror from delivered work.
3. Awards are designated by the juror.

Entry Fees
: A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
1 or 2 entries $35 (MFA members $20). Additional four entries $5 each. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Cash awards total $1000. Award contributors and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.

Download Prospectus: FiberOptionsFINALProspectusWeb2014.pdf

Visit website for more information:

Maryland Federation of Art
18 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Royal School of Needlewor: 21st Century Sampler Competition

Deadline: June 20, 2014 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

21st Century Sampler Competition
The Royal School of Needlework

Surrey, UK
July 8 to 13, 2014

Competition Brief -
To coincide with our “Samplers” exhibition in the Royal School of Needlework’s Studio we are running a Samplers Design Competition which is open to everyone!

Your challenge is to design a 21st Century Sampler. There are no limits as to what elements the sampler may or may not contain. Maximum size for the design is 45cm square, but it can be smaller than this and any shape.

The winner will get the opportunity to make up their sampler design for the RSN (with some help if required) so that it becomes part of the RSN’s Collection for years to come.

Terms & Conditions (truncated)

  1. Entrants can enter the competition as many times as they wish.
  2. Entrants must specify their age if under 18.
  3. All entries must be confirmed as your own original work.
  4. Entries must be designs only, not stitched pieces, and submitted digitally or by post on paper.
  5. If the sampler includes non-English script entrants must submit the English translation.
  6. Each design must be in two versions: one just of the design in colour and one indicating the techniques to be used. This can be achieved with an annotated copy of the design.
  7. The Judging Panel will include RSN Tutors, a Council member, staff and an external Judge (TBC).
  8. The Judging Panel’s decision is final and no correspondence or feedback will be entered in to following the announcement of the winner.
  9. Closing date for entries is Friday 20 June 2014.
  10. The winning design will be announced on 7 July 2014 at the Private View of RSN Certificate & Diploma Exhibition, and will be on display during the Exhibition, which takes place at the same time as the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 8-13 July 2014.
  11. The winner of the sampler competition will agree a timetable and deadline with the RSN for delivery of the completed sampler.
  12. The top three winners will receive a small cash prize and a goody bag of embroidery items.


Competition Brief
Entry Form

Visit website for complete details:

The Royal School of Needlework
+44 (0)20 3166 6932

Royal School of Needlework
Apartment 12a Hampton Court Palace
Surrey KT8 9AU, UK

Fiber Fever at Foundry Art Centre

Two Deadlines:
June 23, 2014 {POSTMARK}
June 25, 2014 {ONLINE} or {HAND DELIVERY}

Fiber Fever
Foundry Art Centre

Saint Charles, MO
August 8 - September 19, 2014

This exhibition highlights the use of fiber arts as media process towards artistic expression. Traditional and contemporary techniques and materials are welcome, as well as any themes the artist explores through fiber arts. Works may be two- or three-dimensional and must be original artworks conceived of and made by the artist. Pieces may be mixed-media, but must be primarily fiber; no photography or videos will be exhibited.

[1] $1000 Best In Show Award
[3] Group 3 Show Awards

Open to all artists 18 years & older, world-wide, both amateur & professional, working in all styles & schools of thought. This includes alternative and traditional artwork. All primarily fiber artworks in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration.

ENTRY FEEs: $35 non-members for up to three works; $24 Foundry Art Centre members for up to three works.

MARK NEWPORT is an artist & educator living in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Newport is the Artist-in-Residence and Head of Fiber at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Download Prospectus:

View Online Form

Read FAQ:

Visit website for more information:

Questions can be sent to Melissa via email: or by calling 636-255-0270.


Figurative Art Today: Threadneedle Prize Open Exhibition 2014

Deadline: July 3, 2014 {ONLINE}

The Threadneedle Prize Open Exhibition 2014
Figurative Art Today

Mall Galleries
Federation of British Artists
London, England

Figurative art is more than ever at the forefront of contemporary art practice and is always a subject of debate. The Threadneedle Prize deliberately sets out to examine Figurative Art Today, producing a comprehensive current survey.

The Threadneedle Prize winner will receive a cash prize of £20,000 plus his or her own one-week exhibition at Mall Galleries in 2015 (value £10,000). Each of the five other shortlisted artists will receive £1,000; every work selected for the exhibition is eligible to win the Visitors’ Choice Award, a further prize of £10,000 voted by visitors to the exhibition.


Artists of any nationality, aged 18 or over on 1 January 2014, presently living or working in the UK or Europe (except employees of the Federation of British Artists and Threadneedle, and their agents). Previous prizewinners may also submit up to five works, but they are not eligible to win the same prize for a period of three years.

WHAT TO SUBMIT (truncated)

  • You can submit paintings, drawings, original prints, sculpture, mixed media constructions, small scale installations and reliefs. Artists are encouraged to submit fresh and intriguing works that are strong and topical observations or interpretations on the world around us. We only accept photography and video entries where they form part of a mixed media installation.
  • You may enter a maximum of FIVE works. These must have been completed after 1 January 2013; however they must not have been exhibited in any other prize or competition in the UK or elsewhere.
  • Cost to enter is £12 per work (including VAT), which is non-refundable. Artist members of the FBA and full-time students pay a reduced entry fee of £10 per work.
  • All works must be for sale. The Threadneedle Prize is not just a major showcase for exciting new figurative art, it is also a significant opportunity for collectors and dealers to discover and purchase your work.
  • You may submit work to The Threadneedle Prize if you are resident in Europe and are not normally resident in the UK. However, you must have a UK VAT registration number or intend to secure a UK VAT registration number before your work(s) can be sold at The Threadneedle Prize exhibition.
  • The price of works should include an allowance for the Mall Galleries’ commission of 45% (plus VAT). If you are registered for VAT, then the VAT due on the selling price of the work should be included in the price.
  • Size restrictions: Works cannot be larger than 2.4 metres along the longest dimension.

Full details available on website:

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions 2015

Deadline: July 14, 2014 {ONLINE} or {POSTMARK} or {HAND DELIVERY}

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions 2015
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Pittsburgh, PA
February 13 – May 3, 2015

Exhibition Opportunities:
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) is accepting application from artists living in a 150-mile radius of Pittsburgh for solo and collaborative exhibitions during the 2015 calendar year. This opportunity is open to artists working in any visual discipline including 2D, 3D, installation and time based work.

Exhibition Calendar:
Solo and collaborative exhibitions at PCA will be scheduled for February 13 – May 3, 2015. Solo and collaborative exhibitions at PF will be scheduled throughout the calendar year. Upon acceptance, the curatorial staff will schedule exhibition dates.

Selection Process:
Submissions will be reviewed by the curatorial staff of PF/PCA. Notification of selection results will be mailed August 29, 2014. Additional work or information may be requested for review.

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

Processing Fee:
Please include a $35 check with your submission, made payable to PF/PCA ($25 for PF/PCA members). Online submissions will only be considered complete once payment has been made via credit card.

Artists are expected to transport their work to and from the galleries and to pay all exhibition expenses not assumed by PF/PCA. As a part of the Artist Services program, PF/PCA offers artists information regarding grants and other resources.

Download Prospectus:

Online Applications may be submitted here:

Adam Welch, Curator
412.361.0873 x309

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

Lacemakers Exhibition

Deadline: September 5, 2014 {RECEIVE}

Stables Gallery
Orleans House Gallery

30 October 2014 - end January 2015

Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists locally, nationally and internationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions across three gallery spaces: Orleans and Stables Galleries in Twickenham and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.

Lace is an openwork fabric, patterned with open holes in the work, made by either by hand or machine. Once considered stuffy and Victorian, lace has been revived and reinvented by fashion designers, craftspeople and artists. This contemporary open exhibition showcases this versatile medium. We are seeking examples of lace, work incorporating lace or work inspired by lace.

Artists can submit up to 5 works. Artworks must be submitted as high resolution jpeg files on a CD (please do not include a case), with accompanying A4 sized photographic prints or good quality colour printouts.

Original artwork or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions to: Lacemakers, Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Download Prospectus:


Queries to curator Mark De Novellis at

Orleans and Stables Galleries
Civic Centre
44 York Street
Telephone: 020 8831 6000

Artist Books Exhibition

Deadline: October 17, 2014 {RECEIVE}

Artist Books
Riverside Gallery

Orleans House Gallery
November 29, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists locally, nationally and internationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions across three gallery spaces: Orleans and Stables Galleries in Twickenham and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.

To coincide with the annual Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival, this exhibition showcases contemporary artists’ books – artwork in book form – from unique examples to limited editions works.

Artists can submit up to 5 works. Artworks must be submitted as high resolution jpeg files on a CD, with accompanying A4 sized photographic prints or good quality colour printouts. Original artwork or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions to: Artists Books, Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Download Prospectus:


Orleans and Stables Galleries
Civic Centre,
44 York Street,
Telephone: 020 8831 6000

Focus: Fiber 2014

Deadline EXTENDED: May 7, 2014 (POSTMARK)
previous deadline: May 1, 2014

Focus: Fiber 2014
National Contemporary Fiber Art Show
Textile Art All
of the Cleveland Museum of Art
Erie Art Museum
Erie, Pennsylvania
September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015

The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Erie Art Museum.

Open to all artists who live in the U.S.A. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique. Innovative two- and three-dimensional fiber art is encouraged. Individual and collaborative entries are invited. Each entry must be an original work completed after June 2011, and not previously exhibited in any juried show that produced a catalog. Work produced in a classroom or under instruction is not eligible.

Up to three works may be entered. The entry fee is $35 for TAA members and $45 for non-members.

Paola Morsiani, Director of the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, State University of New York.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for additional details:

Exhibition Information: Mary Ann Tipple, 440-327-8087

TAA Membership Information: Allison Tillinger,
216-707-2669 ,

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

All Right, All Right, All Right

Hello Friends:

This is just a quick note to let you know we are slowly resuming our posting schedule. We experienced rather unexpected technical issues but we are "all right" now. Of course, the difficulties pushed back the re-launch of our sister site but that is also back on track; all will be revealed soon.

We have more items in the hopper so expect an additional posting this week.

As always, we appreciate your patience and your readership!

All the best,

Elise N.

Skirball Cultural Center Exhibition Proposal


Exhibition Proposal
Skirball Cultural Center

Los Angeles, CA

The Skirball seeks to originate exhibitions that enrich community and address the human experience in ways that are welcoming, inclusive, memorable, and engaging. All of the exhibitions that we present relate to the Skirball’s mission of exploring the connections between 4,000 years of Jewish heritage and the vitality of American democratic ideals. We present exhibitions that look comparatively at diverse cultures and make a significant contribution to education, civic dialogue, and cross-cultural understanding. Relevant topics might include archaeology, anthropology, ethnography, contemporary art, fine art, photography, Jewish cultural heritage, and Americana.

Your exhibition proposal must include the following information:
•A brief description of the proposed exhibition specifying the scope of the installation as planned and a suggested checklist if available—Please include a statement of how the exhibition relates to the Skirball’s mission.
•For fine arts, an artist’s statement about the work and a curriculum vitae, as well as any relevant catalogs or articles on the work
•Images of selected works to be included in the exhibition—Digital files are accepted by e-mail.

All proposals are reviewed by an exhibitions committee and a response will generally be sent within three months of receipt. If you would like materials returned to you, please let us know when you submit the proposal and include a self-addressed envelope.

Visit website for complete details:

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049-6833

The Print: the 32nd Annual Print Exhibition

Deadline: April 18, 2014 {EMAIL}

The Print: the 32nd Annual Print Exhibition
Ann Arbor Art Center

Ann Arbor, MI
May 16, 2014 to June 22, 2014

Printmaking is an expansive process—generative in its nature and experimental in technique. Many artists use printmaking as a tool to transcend media boundaries and develop sincere creative expression; most traditional processes incorporate sculpture, painting and drawing as integral to their execution. In its contemporary form, print media easily spreads between installation, street art, collage, zines and artist books, as well as the long-held tradition of a limited edition of ink on paper. This exhibition, 32 years in the running, encompasses how print media has evolved—and continues to evolve—as a discipline. The Print 2014 is an invitation to showcase the status of print media today, dynamic and ever-evolving. We are asking the question: what is the print today?

This exhibition is open to any artist who is a current resident of Michigan. Qualifying artists may submit a maximum of three entries in any hand-pulled printmaking technique (including lithography, intaglio, serigraphy, relief, and monotype), a combination those techniques with new print processes, or works made only with new print processes. These works must have been completed within the past two years. Works submitted must not have been previously shown in The Print or any other previous Ann Arbor Art Center exhibition.

To Submit
Artists may submit up to three entries for consideration.

Entry Fee
A non-refundable entry fee of $30 for Art Center members and $35 for non-members entitles each artist to enter.

Amanda Lilleston is a print media artist living and working in Ann Arbor, MI.

$1,000 Best of Show generously provided by Janet Gallup
$500 2nd Place
$250 3rd Place
Plus: Honorable Mention

Prospectus/Entry Form

Complete details available on website:

Contact Erika Villarreal Bunce, Director of Programs or 734.926.4124

Ann Arbor Art Center
117 W. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI. 48104

Arquetopia: Mexican Textiles Special Artist Residency 2014

Deadline: April 20, 2014 {ONLINE}

Mexican Textiles Special Artist Residency 2014
Oaxaca, Southern Mexico

The Mexican Textiles Special Artist Residency is an Art Production Residency which includes 3 weeks of master instruction in Mexican textiles. Residents learn how to weave using the traditional back strap loom, how to assemble it, and basic weaving techniques, or they learn Mexican embroidery techniques, for which we offer instruction in the following: cross stitching, chain stitching, shading and pepenado hilván. Each technique is offered as its own individual program. Artists wishing to do both weaving and embroidery may apply for two backto-back residencies totaling 6 weeks.


Our residency programs offer important professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career national and international contemporary artists age 25 and over. Our programs are oriented to promote social consciousness, and artists are strongly encouraged to address social themes as part of their artistic goals for their residency project. As Arquetopia’s mission is to promote social transformation, understanding Mexico’s context, and specifically Puebla and Oaxaca’s cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. Since our approach is contemporary, we welcome artists from diverse disciplines (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture,
installation, performance and time-based work, etc.) who are interested in creating work with elements, techniques or processes that are specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla or Oaxaca.


USD $695 per week for 3 weeks, extendable as an Art Production Residency at USD $595 per week, which includes accommodation; daily meals and open access to the kitchen; housekeeping; studio space with basic materials, supplies and tools for the course.

Other Residencies also available. Visit website for complete details including online application:

Arquetopia Oaxaca
Porfirio Díaz 507-A, Col. Centro
Oaxaca, OAX 68000 MÉXICO.
Tel. (+52) 951 516 34 25

The Studios of Key West Artist Residency

Deadline: April 30, 2014 {ONLINE}

Artist Residency
The Studios of Key West

Key West, FL
December 2014-August 2015

The Studios of Key West offers an artists’ residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established artists and writers. The program grants nearly 35 artists each year the time and space to imagine new artistic work, engage in valuable dialogue and explore island connections. Accepted artists are granted access to a bicycle for the duration of their stay and are matched with a community member who serves as a host to assist with the success of their residency.

TSKW’s residency program is community-based and built upon the hope that visiting artists will take inspiration from Key West’s rich artistic past and present, and will engage with — and be inspired by — the remarkable people and culture that surrounds them.


The TSKW residency program is built upon the expectation that residency artists contribute to the Key West community in some way. In this spirit, artists are required to submit a proposal for a program as part of their application process.

Resident artists are requested to give service to the Key West community in the form of a class, workshop, reading, performance or special project to be agreed upon by the artist and TSKW. These are given in exchange for their residency. The acceptance of a program depends on many factors, and program proposals may not be accepted even if an artist is granted a residency.

If, in addition to one of the aforementioned programs, an artist would like to propose an exhibition, they should indicate so in their application. There are a limited number of exhibition time slots designated for residency artists each year, and exhibitions can not be guaranteed.

In addition to a proposed program, all artists are asked to participate in at least one event during their residency:

1) The ‘On the Deck Series’: A two-hour, free, monthly potluck gathering that gives both you and members of our community the chance to informally meet and greet. This takes place on the deck at 607 Ashe Street, from 6 – 8 pm one evening per month — the date varies each month.

What is expected of you: You will be asked to give a very informal, 5 minute presentation about you as an artist, your work, and what you hope to accomplish during your residency.

2. It is possible artists will be asked to be present at an open house during the latter half of their residency, and be on hand to answer questions about the work they have been doing while on the island.



Guidelines for online application

Supplementary Materials

Visit website for complete details:

The Studios of Key West
600 White St.
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-0458

Stand Out Prints 2014

Deadline: June 2, 2014 {ONLINE}

Call for Submissions
Stand Out Prints 2014

International Juried Exhibition
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Minneapolis, MN
September 5, 2014 to October 18, 2014

Highpoint’s International Juried Print Exhibition

Highpoint is pleased to announce Stand Out Prints, our second juried print exhibition, to open in the fall of 2014. The exhibition will fill HP’s 1000 square foot gallery space with contemporary prints selected by guest juror Susan Tallman.

Juror: Susan Tallman is an art historian and writer specializing in prints, multiples, and questions of authenticity and reproduction. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Art in Print and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Prizes: $2,000 in cash prizes and over $300 in gift certificates.

Eligibility: Artists must be 18 years of age or older and work must have been completed after January 1, 2012. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media (Lithography, relief, intaglio, silkscreen). Three-dimensional work may be submitted. Shipping arrangements, packaging and related costs are the responsibility of the artist. Prints will be displayed unframed and behind glass cut specifically to the print paper size. Each artist may submit 1-3 images for consideration.

Entry Fee: $40 ($30 for current students).

Visit website for details:

Online Application via CaFE.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Festival Gallery of Quilt Art

Deadline: June 6, 2014 {ONLINE}

Festival Gallery of Quilt Art
The International Quilt Festival

Quilts, Inc.
Houston, Texas
August 2014 through August 2016

The Festival Gallery of Quilt Art: Home

An international juried and judged exhibition of Art Quilts
Prizes are awarded based on the interpretation of theme, excellence in design, and craftsmanship.

Who may enter: The entries may be the work of one person or more than one person as long as proper credit is given to all involved in the actual completion of the quilt. The person entering the quilt must have been directly involved in the quilt's creation. Limit two entries per person or group. Full-time employees of Quilts, Inc. are not eligible.

Exhibition theme: Home. Entries are quilts that speak to the theme. Any techniques—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, photo transfer, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc.—may be used as long as they are appropriate for the quilt (consisting of three layers) and the theme. Quilts must be made specifically for the contest and must not have been published in books, calendars, magazines, newsletters, web sites, blogs, or any other form of publication prior to November 2014.

: There is only one overall category.

Limit on entries: Each entrant may submit up to two works that must address the theme. Any materials may be used. However, the final result must be flexible in nature and consist of three layers.

Size of entries: Each work must measure at least 48 inches (122 cm) and no more than 92 inches (234 cm) on each side. Each entry must have a 4in (10 cm) finished sleeve or casing sewn to the top back edge of the quilt (please include a .25 in/.635 cm ease in the sleeve or casing).

FIRST PRIZE: $2,500 non-purchase cash prize, round trip airfare to International Quilt Festival 2014 in Houston, and hotel accommodations. There will be one first prize awarded. In the event you are awarded a prize that includes round trip airfare to International Quilt Festival 2014 in Houston and hotel accommodations in another contest, you may collect the travel/hotel portion of the prize only once.

RUNNER-UP PRIZE: $1,000 non-purchase cash prize, round trip airfare to International Quilt Festival 2014 in Houston, and hotel accommodations. There will be one runner-up prize awarded. In the event you are awarded a prize that includes round trip airfare to International Quilt Festival 2014 in Houston and hotel accommodations in another contest, you may collect the travel/hotel portion of the prize only once.

Visit website for complete details and registration form:

Quilts, Inc.
7660 Woodway, Suite 550
Houston, Texas 77063
Telephone (1) 713.781.6864
Fax (1) 713.781.8182

The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase

Deadline: June 27, 2014 {ONLINE}

The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase
The International Quilt Festival

International Quilt Market and Festival
Houston, Texas
October 25–November 2, 2014

Modern quilting is a new twist on the traditional art of quilting that is rapidly gaining interest from the next wave of quilters. Modern quilts and quilters:

Make primarily functional quilts but place a large emphasis on the design and art of quilt making
Use asymmetry in quilt design
Rely less on repetition and on the interaction of quilt block motifs
Contain reinterpreted traditional blocks
Embrace simplicity and minimalism
Utilize alternative block structures or lack of visible block structure
Incorporate increased use of negative space
Are inspired by modern art and architecture
Frequently use improvisational piecing
Contain bold colors, on trend color combinations and graphic prints
Use gray and white as neutrals
Reflect an increased use of solid fabrics
Focus on finishing quilts on home sewing machines

We would like to invite members from any of the Modern Quilt Guilds around the world to be considered for inclusion in the new exhibit. You may submit a total of two (2) quilts for our consideration. We require that quilts be at least 36" on each side. There is no maximum size limit.

Registration will open on May 30, 2014. The last day to register is June 27, 2014.

Completed submissions with visuals must be received online by Friday, June 27, 2014. You will be notified no later than Friday, August 1, 2014, regarding the quilts to be included in this exhibit along with shipping instructions. If selected, the quilts will need to arrive in Houston no later than Friday, September 5, 2014. Quilts will not be traveling and will be returned by the end of December 2014.

Visit website for complete details:

Quilts, Inc.
7660 Woodway, Suite 550
Houston, Texas 77063
Telephone (1) 713.781.6864
Fax (1) 713.781.8182

Fat Quarterly Magazine Proposal Submissions

Two Deadlines: {EMAIL}

June 30, 2014
September 30, 2014

Publishing Opportunity
Proposal Submissions
Fat Quarterly Magazine

West Yorkshire, UK

We are now looking for submissions for our next two issues. Zakka, deadline end June and Christmas, deadline end September. We are also looking for eight volunteers for the Zakka issue's Designer Challenge, each of whom will be sent seven fat eighths of these cute Retro Bake prints from Makower to make some kind of Zakka - pouches, slippers, eye masks, bags, tea towels, pot holders, tea cosies, tablet cases, cafetiere cosies - etc etc etc.

If you are interested in either of the above, please email including (i) your proposal; (ii) a photo of something you've designed and made in the past - we are looking at design, finish, fabric choices and photography; and (iii) your social media links including blog, instagram etc.  

Please put "Fat Quarterly Zakka Proposal", Fat Quarterly Christmas Proposal" or "Fat Quarterly Designer Challenge" in the heading of your email.

Visit website for full details:

Fat Quarterly Limited
12 The Old Woodyard
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom

The Art of Fiber. . .Celebrating Fifty Years of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder

Deadline: June 30, 2014 {ONLINE}

The Art of Fiber. . .
Celebrating Fifty Years of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder
The Dairy Center for the Arts

Boulder, Colorado
December 5, 2014 –January 16, 2015

This exhibition will show current trends in fiber art including weaving, basketry, felting, spinning, LED-weaving, art quilting, tapestry, knitting, crocheting, and other fiber-related arts. It will be installed throughout The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, Colorado’s premier arts venue. The exhibition will be designed to highlight the art form as a living, changing, and vibrant medium. The juror for the exhibition will be Alice Zrebiec, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textiles of the Denver Art Museum.


Any fiber artist who is currently or has been a member of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder in the past fifty years.

Entry Process

1. Entry will be online only using the registration forms.
2. Applicants can submit up to three (3) entries. There needs to be a full view and a detail of each submitted artwork.
3. The entry fee is $30. Pay online before or after you complete your application.
4. Entries must be original work completed after January 1, 2011.
5. Collaborative work will be considered as a single entry. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
6. Work must not exceed 12 feet in any single dimension.
7. Installation pieces must state total space requirement on entry form.
8. Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop.
9. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.

Visit website for full details and registration form:

Craft Forms 2014

Deadline: September 12, 2014 {ONLINE}

Craft Forms 2014
Wayne Art Center

Wayne, PA
December 5, 2014 to January 31, 2015

The 20th anniversary international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.

  • Work submitted must be innovative and original in design. Work derivative of other artists or work created in a workshop with the aid of an instructor is not acceptable.
  • Open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and/or mixed media crafts.
  • Collaborative work is accepted. Please include all artists’ names on the on-line application.
  • Work must be a personal expression of the artist’s intent.
  • Works submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2012.
  • Some size restrictions apply. Please contact WAC if you have an excessively large and/or complex installation.
  • Art work must be available for sale during the length of the exhibition.
  • We reserve the right to omit from the exhibition accepted artwork that differs dramatically from what is represented by the digital image submitted.

Entry Fee: $40 for up to two artworks.

David McFadden, Chief Curator Emeritus, Museum of Art & Design

Bruce Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections, Racine Art Museum.


$10,000 + in prizes to be awarded. The jurors Bruce Pepich and David R. McFadden, will select the award winners. There will be group and/or solo exhibition opportunities.

Complete details including online entry form:

Wayne Art Center Contacts

Nancy Campbell, Executive Director
Karen Louise Fay, Director of Special Projects

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087