Monday, June 30, 2014

Earth, Wood and Fiber

Two Deadlines:
July 21, 2014 (RECEIVE)
July 26, 204 (HAND DELIVERY)

Earth, Wood and Fiber

A Fine Art Exhibit
Aar River Gallery
Westminster, CO
August 1- September 5, 2014

  • Open to all artists 18 and over residing in the state of Colorado.
  • Any 2 or 3 dimensional fine art pieces that are created from clay, wood, or fibers. All art work must be original to the artist.
  • Maximum size for fiber pieces is 72 inches in either length or width.
  • The Aar River Gallery reserves the right to refuse any art work that does not comply with requirements stated in this prospectus.
  • In case of question, the juror’s decision will be final.
  • All work displayed must remain for the duration of the exhibit.

Entry Fees: Up to 4 entries $35 (non-refundable)

Awards: ribbons and cash awards

Juror: Martha Russo

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Multiplicities: New Directions in Fiber

Deadline: August 31, 2014 (ONLINE)

Multiplicities: New Directions in Fiber

9th Annual Open Juried Exhibit
IMAGO Foundation for the Arts
Warren, RI
October 17 - Saturday, November 8, 2014

Work created using or referencing any fiber techniques and vocabularies, in any material is eligible.

Techniques considered are traditional as well as innovative, including weaving, twining, plating, beading, stitching, felting, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, spinning, embroidery, surface design, and 3-D mixed media.

Materials considered include cloth, thread, paper, metal, glass, wood, clay, plastic, as well as any other material.

• All work must have a shipping address in the continental USA.
• The artist must be 18 years of age or older.
• All work must be original.
• Work created under instruction or supervision is not eligible.
• Work must have been completed within the last 3 years.
• Work should not have been previously exhibited at IMAGO gallery.
• All work must be received ready to install. If work requires specific hanging device or armature, these must be included with clear installation instructions.
• Work must fit through an average doorway and weigh no more than 20lbs.
• IFA Board and Directors are not eligible.
• If the gallery determines that the work received does not represent the images submitted, the gallery has the right not to display the work.

Entry fee is $35 for up to 3 works.

Fiber artist Elin Noble.

Cash awards will be presented and are determined at the Juror's discretion. First Place $500

Visit website for complete details including online application:

36 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885

Thursday, June 19, 2014


The New Fibers 2014 has EXTENDED the deadline to June 30, 2014.
Deadline: June 15, 2014 {ONLINE}

New Fibers 2014
Fiber Arts Network of Michigan (FAN)

Eastern Michigan University Gallery
Ypsilanti, MI
October 27, 2014 to December 10, 2014

The sixth national juried exhibition, sponsored by FAN (Fiber Arts Network of Michigan), at the Eastern Michigan University Gallery in Ypsilanti, Michigan, will feature contemporary fiber art in a broad range of forms. Works selected will include textiles rooted in traditional and contemporary approaches to fiber art. Open to artists working in all types of materials, sculpture, conceptual, video and installation art.

Submission is open to all artists 18 years or older, living in the United States. Current work (completed after December 2011) created in any fiber medium and/or using fiber techniques is eligible for inclusion. Accepted artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at any gallery on the Eastern Michigan University campus.

Entry Procedure
Artists may submit up to three works.

Entry Fee
FAN member: $30; Non-member: $40.

Brooks Harris Stevens, a practicing artist and an Associate Professor in the Fibers program at Eastern Michigan University.

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Online entries accepted via CaFE

Questions: Please contact Jill Ault at or Michele Montour at

The Fiber Arts Network of Michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fiber arts and sharing news of fiber arts activities among it members. FAN publishes a quarterly newsletter, sponsors an annual networking meeting and organizes a biennial exhibition.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hey, It's been a while....

Hello Friends:

We are here and have not forsaken you. We posted a few items today but expect us to return to full swing next week.

Thanks for your patience. We'll be back soon.

All the best,

Elise N.

Boston Center for the Arts Artist Residency Program

Deadline: July 7, 2014 {EMAIL}

Artist Residency Program
Boston Center for the Arts
Boston, MA  
September 8, 2014 to December 19, 2014
February 2, 2015 to May 15, 2015

The BCA's Artist Residency Program provides a platform and support for the development of new work, while simultaneously offering artists unique opportunities to connect and collaborate with our community. Artists-in-residence each receive studio and funding support during their fifteen-week stay at the BCA.
The BCA is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Artist Residency Program.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Focus on Public Engagement
The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Artist Residency Program. This season, the BCA’s Artist Residency Program puts special emphasis on artist projects that engage the public in direct and innovative ways, whether through collaborative activities, participatory public installations, performance, intervention or other imaginative activation.
Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Chalk Hill Artist Residency

Deadline: July 15, 2014 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

Chalk Hill Artist Residency 
Healdsburg, CA
2015 Residency Period

Chalk Hill Artist Residency is now accepting applications for 2015. Our residency program supports artists in their creative process and the development of new works while offering the time and space to be immersed in a uniquely beautiful natural setting. We provide artists working in diverse media with housing and workspace at Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard, located on the Russian River, an hour and a half north of San Francisco. The Program is interested in established artists, emerging artists and outsider artists. We encourage applications from individuals and collaborative teams. Chalk Hill Residency also encourages artists living with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to apply who may require special living needs, like attending with a care-provider. 

Program Overview

  • Applications are due July 15th, 2014 for 2015 residencies. Applicants will be notified August 30th, 2014. Applications may be submitted via email or by post as specified on the Application Form.
  • One artist at a time will attend the program for 2 to 10 weeks at the Residency’s 1920’s farmhouse. House rules are to be observed.
  • Studio spaces are in re-purposed rustic barns and will be arranged as needed.
  • Artists are financially responsible for their food. Grocery stores are located in Windsor and Healdsburg, both a 15 minute drive from the Residency. A seasonal garden is located by the residency and artists can crop-share in exchange for help in the garden!
  • Residents must supply their own art materials.
  • Transportation to and from the Residency is the responsibility of the artist.
  • Wireless internet is in designated spaces at the Ranch headquarters, not in the Residency house or studio.
  • Sonoma County weather is beautiful year round but winter can be cool and rainy.

Resident Profile

  • The program is interested in established artists, emerging artists and outsider artists. We encourage applications from individuals and collaborative teams. Chalk Hill Residency also supports artists living with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Please inquire for special living needs, for example, attending the residency with a care-provider.
  • An ideal applicant is self-sufficient and motivated, comfortable in their own skin and able to accomplish their proposed project.
  • Applications are open to artists of all media.
  • A project proposal is necessary for the time in residency and will be reviewed.
  • Chalk Hill Residency collaborates  with local non-profit organizations supporting artists living with disabilities and we host one Community Studio day with a local art group per resident artist. 
  • Residents have the opportunity to exhibit their work at our seasonal Open House events. The Open House schedule is set once residencies are confirmed and residents will be notified if they will need to return/leave work for their designated Open House before the start of their residency.
  • Collaborative team applications are limited to 3-5 people and should submit one application package only (with an application form per artist, and one proposal, statement and resume for the group).
  • Applicants should not be currently enrolled in an academic program.
  • Applicants will need to be prepared to take the necessary time away from work or family for their time in residency.
  • Chalk Hill applications are competitive, we appreciate knowing how an applicant values this opportunity.
Visit website for complete details including application:

Chalk Hill Artist Residency
3427 Chalk Hill Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Artist Residency at Flaggfabrikken - Center for Contemporary Art

Deadline: June 17, 2014 {ONLINE}

Artist Residency
Flaggfabrikken – Center for Contemporary Art
Bergen, Norway
Residency period: October 14, 204 to November 11, 2014

Flaggfabrikken – Center for Contemporary Art is offering the opportunity to undertake a one month residency for four artists in Bergen, Norway. With the financial support from the municipality of Bergen we will offer each artist: a studio, accommodation, paid travel expenses (Maximum 5000 NOK) and a daily allowance of 200 NOK/day during the artist’s stay.
The selected group of artists will be invited to stay at the Christinegard mansion from October 12th to November 12th. Each artist will be provided their own room within the mansion and studios will be within a small commute. Each resident will have their respective studios at the following Bergen based art institutions. FlaggfabrikkenBergen Atlier GroupBergen Center for Electronic Arts and SOMA.
All studios collectives are providing +20 meter2 studio space with windows directed to Bergen fjords. Each collective also has shared kitchen space with various artistic facilities and equipment. The Mansion is a luxury complex 5 minutes to the downtown core. It has a fully equipped large kitchen, fully functional fire place, large shared bathroom, multiple living rooms, a large balcony and 400 meter2  front yard.
During the residency the artist will be expected to give a small talk on his/her work for local artists and curators. We are not presently accepting applications from Norwegian citizens or residents.
We will be using the Curatron software system as our method to define the artists within the group of the residency. Curatron is an online software tool developed to involve artists directly in the curatorial selection process. Each artist applying for the residency can view the entire pool of applicants and select other applicants they would like to spend their residency with. Curatron then calculates the final group from every applicants selection.
Selection period ~ 06.17.14 - 06.30.14
Residency period ~ 10.14.14 - 11.11.14
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Apply here:
Flaggfabrikken - Center for photography and contemporary art  M√łllendalsveien 17
5009 Bergen

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: November 1, 2014 {ONLINE}

Artist-in-Residence Program
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Minneapolis MN
Spring 2015

MCBA’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program is designed to support selected artists by providing financial and community resources, space, and access to equipment to assist in the creation and promotion of their work. Residencies may be from two weeks to three months in duration. Participation in the program is based on the artistic merit of proposed projects as well as the degree to which artists further MCBA’s artistic mission: to lead the advancement of the book as an evolving art form.

MCBA envisions a world where book art is created, cultivated, celebrated and understood as a vital and lasting expression of culture. While integrating the elements of papermaking, bookbinding, printing, typography and graphic design, MCBA supports the limitless creative evolution of the book format.

Selection Process and Criteria

Applications and supporting materials will be reviewed by MCBA staff and panelists from the book arts community. A variety of factors will be used to assess residency candidates. Basic criteria are listed below. These elements should be clearly articulated in the candidate’s letter of intent, project description, artist statement and resume. They should also be supported by work submitted for visual review.
  • Technical expertise as demonstrated through the artist’s body of work and practical experience
  • The specificity and clarity of artistic goals as expressed through the artist’s project description and artist statement
  • The degree to which the residency benefits the artist’s further development
  • A readiness by the artist to engage with MCBA’s community
  • An understanding of and willingness to work in a shared-studio environment
  • MCBA’s ability to offer support and equipment needed for project

Artist-in-Residence Benefits

  • $2000 stipend for supplies, travel and/or living expenses
  • 24-hour access to MCBA facilities and equipment, including a dedicated AIR studio with a press, cutting equipment and storage space
  • Consignment opportunity through The Shop at MCBA (acceptance of consignment works is at the discretion of Shop staff.)
  • Exhibition opportunities
  • Support from a community of working artists

Visit website for complete details:
Online Application and Submission Guidelines:

For further information about Artist Residency opportunities at MCBA, contact us at

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave. S. #100
Minneapolis MN 55415
Phone: 612-215-2520
Fax: 612-215-2545

Aesthetica Art Prize

Deadline: August 31, 2014 {ONLINE} and {EMAIL}

Aesthetica Art Prize
Aesthetica Magazine
York, UK
Spring 2015

The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual award given by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine. Distinguished by its dynamic content, merging compelling critical debate and stunning images, the magazine engages with all aspects of visual art and culture, attracting an audience of over 140,000 worldwide.
The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work to wider audiences and further their involvement in the international art world.
The Aesthetica Art Prize is committed to innovation in art and we welcome entries from artists working in all media. Artists may submit their work into any one of the four categories:
  • Photographic & Digital Art
  • Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Video, Installation & Performance
There is no theme to the Aesthetica Art Prize. It is an open call for entries and you are welcome to submit work on any subject.

The jury will select artworks based on a set of selection criteria. 75 artists will be long-listed and eight artists will be shortlisted. Shortlisted artists will be invited to participate in the exhibition. Winners from each category will be announced on the opening night of the exhibition.

  • If I am shortlisted, where will the exhibition be held? The exhibition will take place in spring 2015 at, the contemporary art space, York St Mary’s and run for eight weeks.

  • What will the editorial in Aesthetica consist of for the winners? The April/May issue of Aesthetica will include a feature on the Art Prize in which all winners will receive a mention.


There are two main categories that artists can enter; the main prize and the student prize.
For further information please click on the relevant link below
Main Prize
  • £1000 prize money
  • 12 week group exhibition at York St Mary’s hosted by York Museums Trust and Aesthetica
  • £250 art supplies voucher courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Collection of art books courtesy of Prestel
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the accompanying Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology

Student Prize
  • £500 prize money
  • 12 week group exhibition at York St Mary’s hosted by York Museums Trust and Aesthetica
  • £100 art supplies voucher courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Collection of art books courtesy of Prestel
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the accompanying Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology

Entry Fee

£15 (pounds sterling) for one entry. If you are based in the UK, you will have to pay VAT on top of this, which is £3.

Overseas entrants do not have to pay VAT. One entry fee allows you to submit two pieces. If you would like to submit more than two pieces, you can purchase additional entries, for example if you would like to enter four pieces,  you would require two entries and pay £30, if you wanted to enter six pieces, then you would require three entries and pay £45, etc.

Download an Entry Form:
Download the Main Prize Entry Form Word: Word Format  |  Text Format
Download the Student Prize Entry Form: Word Format  |  Text Format

Visit website for complete details including entry guidelines and FAQ's: