Friday, November 28, 2014

Artspace: Summer Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: December 9, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Summer Artist-in-Residence

Raleigh, NC
Summer 2015

The Summer Artist-In-Residence program at Artspace provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity to work on a project of his/her choice and to interact with the public and the artist community. It is also an opportunity for an artist to exhibit the work s/he creates immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist teaches two classes or workshops in conjunction with the Artspace Summer Arts Program (ASAP), and presents a general lecture or demonstration about his/her own work or a related topic.


1. The Summer Artist Residency is available to established, dedicated, working artists.

2. Artists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 18 years of age.

3. Artists working in most mediums will be considered. Artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building. Oil painting is permitted.

4. Artists must not be currently enrolled in an institutional program of study, including instructional museum programs.

5. Artists must be ready to enjoy working in an open studio setting where the public is able to interact with the artist during public hours. Artists must work in the studio a minimum of 20 hours per week during public hours.

6. Submitting Artists must be experienced in art instruction – preferably with adults and children (ages 8+).

7. Submitting Artists must be prepared to exhibit artwork created during their residency, in addition to and/or of the same caliber as the artwork submitted for application.

COMPENSATION: Artspace offers an honorarium of $2000, which is paid at the end of the residency period. Artists are also compensated for their teaching time.

HOUSING: Artspace will work with the artist to find adequate housing for the residency period.

Complete submission requirements available on website:


Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Exhibitions & Programs,, 919.821.2787

Line Describing a Cone_Katonah Museum of Art

Deadline: December 15, 2014 (ONLINE)

Line Describing a Cone: Tri-State Juried Exhibition
Katonah Museum of Art

Beitzel and Righter Galleries
Katonah, New York
January 18 – February 15, 2015

The definition of space is one of the fundamental features of visual representation in twentieth and twenty-first century art. From the oscillating layers of a Cézanne painting to the deep corridors of depth in a de Chirico work, artists have addressed the elements of three dimensions in various and often competing ways. Using film as light cutting through space, contemporary artist Anthony McCall’s work, Line Describing a Cone (1973) inspires this year’s theme; the piece is spatial and temporary, with light the primary medium giving form to an environment.

Artists are invited to explore the meaning of space in their work, using whatever materials and expressive outlets they require. Representing space is but one potential feature; experiencing with works that proclaim their physical relationship to their environment another.

Artists from the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) are invited to submit up to three paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media works, sculptures, photographs, or videos for consideration. All work must be executed since 2010.

FEE: Katonah Museum Artists Association (KMAA) members $15, non-members $25. Payments will be securely processed with PayPal and are nonrefundable. All artists are invited to join the Katonah Museum of Art Artists Association.

Eva Respini is Curator at The Museum of Modern Art.

Works in all media are eligible for awards.

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Visit website for complete details including link to online application:

Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street - Route 22
Katonah, New York 10536
(914) 232-9555

SMALL BUILDINGS: built, unbuilt, unbuildable

Deadline: January 9, 2015 (RECEIVE)

SMALL BUILDINGS: built, unbuilt, unbuildable
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
Delmar Loop Gallery

Saint Louis, MO
March 13 – May 10, 2015

Architects today don’t build buildings, they make drawings and models. Similarly, a number of contemporary artists make works resembling architectural models, both in terms of scale and concept, while other artists working with site-specific installation make literal models of projects subsequently built. This exhibition will explore the craft of the architectural model through three themes: built, unbuilt, unbuildable, from the book of the same title by Robert Harbison.

Bruce Lindsey and Buzz Spector will select the best works in all craft media from both emerging and established artists. Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design invites architects and artists nationwide with interest in showing their models, maquettes, sculptures, drawings, or other relevant artifacts in the context of craftedness.

Works created in the last three years are eligible. All work must be for sale.

Artists must be 18 years of age and reside in the United States.

Non-refundable entry fee for one or two entries is $35. Students entry fee is $20- please provide a copy of current student ID.

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On the Fringe — Today's Twist on Fiber Art

Deadline: January 30, 2015 (ONLINE)

On the Fringe — Today's Twist on Fiber Art
Special Exhibit
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Lakewood Center for the Arts
Lake Oswego, Oregon
June 26, 27, & 28, 2015

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is announcing the Call to Artists for the 2015 Special Exhibit, entitled On the Fringe — Today’s Twist on Fiber Art.

Fiber art refers to fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn. Fiber art focuses on the materials and the artist’s manual labor as part of the works' significance and prioritizes aesthetic value over utility.

Scope of the Exhibit

Much contemporary fiber art exists on the fringes. Is it craft? Is it conceptual? Is it traditional? We often want to fit creative identities into neat little boxes––organized and easy to understand––but we also know that reality does not often conform to that degree of simplicity. At the edges, where there is overlap, there is tension. The exhibit seeks to explore the energy in that tension.

The goals of the exhibit are to capture these currents in fiber arts with works based on traditional techniques, to showcase artistic ingenuity in the handling of materials, to reference historical textile traditions, and to offer a wide variety of fiber media.

We are seeking artwork that is at once forward thinking and traditional: coming from conceptual art practice while rooted in traditional techniques or materials.


The theme for the Special Exhibit is “On the Fringe” with an emphasis on using the medium of fiber in non-traditional ways. We will celebrate the wide range of today's fiber arts media and highlight the ingenuity with respect for traditional fiber arts, practices, and history.


The exhibit is open to work made with fiber or fiber techniques (including but not exclusive to quilting, embroidery, knitting, crochet, tatting, weaving, spinning, felting) or with elements that reference fiber or fiber traditions.

Makers of wearable art and jewelry, please consider whether Art in the Park is a more suitable venue for your work.

Works Eligible:

◾ All work must be original and created within the last three years.
◾ Maximum length of any side of the finished work is eight (8) feet.

Artwork for the Special Exhibit will be selected based on adherence to the stated theme, originality, personal voice, and technical skill.

◾ MaryAnn Deffenbaugh – Director of Public Programs, Oregon College of Art and Craft
◾ Barbara Setsu Pickett – Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Art, University of Oregon
◾ Sue Stone – Chair and exhibiting member, 62 Group of Textile Artists (UK) and Society of Designer Craftsmen member

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Visit website for complete details including link to online application:


Marilyn Davis or Sandra Kennedy, Co-Chairs of the Special Exhibit
Phone: 503-636-1060 Email:

Artist-in-Residence Program_Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

Deadline: February 1, 2015 (POSTMARK)

Artist-in-Residence Program
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

St. Louis, MO
Residencies begin September 2015

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design Artist-in-Residence program encourages emerging and mid-career artists by providing them a work space free-of-charge, access to a built-in audience and an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work. The residencies give the public and students in CAAD’s outreach and education programs the opportunity to learn about the techniques and processes involved in creating art with craft materials.

Residencies in clay, metals, fibers and wood turning are currently available for 6 or 12 months, beginning in September of each year.

Media requirements: Fiber, Clay, Small Metals, Woodturning

Applicants must be able to fulfill a program requirement of working in their studios 20 hours per week and take on the role of Studio Assistant. Teaching is encouraged.

Jury selection is based on quality of creative work, ability to interact with the public, and career direction. Residency start dates and length determined by program review panel. Accepted artists will be notified by phone in March.

• 3-6 residencies awarded
• 6 or 12 month residencies available
• Residency cycle begins in September and ends in August
• Each artist will receive a 180 square foot rent-free space equipped with phone and Internet access
• Each studio opens onto a common area, and the artists will have access to classroom studios for metals, clay, fiber, wood turning, and graphics, and also nearby water/sink facilities
• A wide variety of teaching opportunities are available through Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s Education Center and Community Outreach Program
• During the residency, artists’ creative work is represented by Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design and may be considered for sales in the Delmar Gallery Shop
• Additional opportunities are provided, such as discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design events, and interactions with visiting art professionals
• Ongoing professional development
• Group exhibition at the end of residency cycle presented in the Delmar Loop Gallery

Download Application and Guidelines:

Visit website for complete details:

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
DELMAR LOOP: 6640 Delmar Blvd, STL, MO 63130
(314) 725-1177

GRAND CENTER: 501 N Grand Blvd, STL, MO 63103
(314) 534-7528

Artist's Vision Juried Exhibit_Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Deadline: February 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM PT (ONLINE)

Artist's Vision Juried Exhibit
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Lakewood Center for the Arts
Lake Oswego, Oregon
June 26 to 28, 2015

The Artist’s Vision Juried Show, now in its 16th year at the Festival of the Arts, has become a popular venue for both emerging and established 2D and 3D artists. We invite you to apply to the 2015 show with your original work.

* Artwork, any subject matter.
* Artists receive 60% of sales; the Festival gets 40% to continue offering amazing programs for artists!

Artists for the Artist’s Vision Juried Show will be selected based on originality, personal voice, and technical skill.

Eligibility: The show is open to all 2D and 3D Northwest established and emerging artists.

Works Eligible: Up to three (3) original 2D or 3D works executed in any medium. We are looking for work that has been completed within the last three (3) years and will be available for sale. No work created from imagery of another artist, photographer, or any copyrighted work is eligible. 3D works are limited to 50 pounds.

Framing: All 2D work should be framed or have a finished, wrapped canvas edge.

Fee: $35 nonrefundable fee is good for up to three (3) pieces. Artists not accepted for inclusion may apply the fee to the Open Show entry.

Download Prospectus:

Apply Online:

visit website for additional details:


Curator, Artist’s Vision Juried Show
Phone: 503-636-1060 Email:

Art in the Park_Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Deadline: February 27, 2015 (ONLINE)

Art in the Park
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

George Rogers Park
Lake Oswego, Oregon
June 26 to 28, 2015

Art in the Park, located in George Rogers Park, is an outdoor booth show open to artists who produce original hand-made fine art and craft.


Art in the Park is open to booth artists whose fine art and craft is original, handcrafted work in any of the categories below:

◾ 2D Mixed Media
◾ 3D Mixed Media
◾ Ceramics
◾ Digital Art
◾ Drawing
◾ Fiber-Decorative
◾ Fiber-Wearable
◾ Glass
◾ Jewelry
◾ Metalwork
◾ Painting
◾ Photography
◾ Printmaking
◾ Sculpture
◾ Woodworking

Artists for Art in the Park will be selected based on originality, personal voice, technical skill, and booth presentation.

Download Call to Artists:

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Sue Jensen, Curator, Art in the Park
Phone: 503.636.1060 Email:

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts: Artist Residency

Deadline: March 2, 2015 (ONLINE)

Artist Residency
Visual Artists, 2015, 2nd Session
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Nebraska City, NE
2015 Session 2: July 6 - December 18

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers up to sixty juried residencies per year to working visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Application deadlines are March 1 and September 1 annually. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability, sex, age, race, religion, or national origin.

Residencies are available for 2 to 8 weeks stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a separate studio. The Center can house up to five artists of various disciplines at any given time.

Visual artists work in one of three studios, two of which are approximately 425 square feet and one that is 258 square feet. Studios are outfitted with work tables, running water, and storage shelves. Limited handtools, a table saw, a scroll saw and painting easels are available. Upon request, artists can access the Harry Duncan Letterpress Studio located onsite. This studio is equipped with a Sp15 Vandercook Proof Press, a 16"x12" boxcar base for adhesive plates, a variety of furniture and fonts, and select inventory of printmaking tools and inks.

Application Fee: $35

Complete Residency details available on website including link to online application:

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
801 Third Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410
402.874.9600 office phone
402.874.9600 fax

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Contemporary Craft Festival Bovey Tracey

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

November 28, 2015 [Main Section]
February 6, 2015 [ONE YEAR ON]

The Contemporary Craft Festival

Mill Marsh Park
Bovey Tracey, Devon
6-8 June 2014

The Contemporary Craft Festival came about when three Bovey Tracey craft businesses joined forces and formed a non-profit making company with the aim to bring a large craft Fair to Bovey Tracey. The aim of the Fair was to showcase the very best in British craft and the create a new, sustainable and strong market place for contemporary craft but also to bring greater prosperity to the town of Bovey Tracey.

The Contemporary Craft Festival has become one of the largest and most prestigious shows to be part of in the UK.

All Applications criteria: You are resident in the UK or Ireland. Your work shows a dedication to quality of making, presentation and originality.

You make any of the following: Ceramics, Glass, Textiles, Jewellery, Metal, Wood/Furniture, Plastics, Mixed Media, Leather, Recycled Materials and Paper or Prints. No painting, photography, graphic design or musical instruments. Greetings cards are accepted as part of the range but not the sole product.

One Year On Application Criteria: You are a graduate. Your work is in any of the above mediums and you are in your first year of business which commenced after January 1st 2014.

The online application forms are available now. Stand packages start from £395 + VAT in the Festival marquees and £195 + VAT for One Year On.

Visit website for complete details and to apply:

For enquiries call 01626 830612 or email:

Art in Action

Deadline: December 5, 2014 {EMAIL}

Art in Action
Waterperry House

Wheatley, Oxfordshire
16th-19th July 2015

Inspired by the simple principle that people are fascinated when artists and craftsmen openly demonstrate their skills and discuss their work, Art in Action was born. Today Art in Action welcomes approximately 25,000 people over four days. Visitors come to learn, buy and enjoy, the exhibitions, classes and performances of 400 demonstrating artists, designer makers, teachers, musicians and performers.

Disciplines include painting, sculpture, glass, woodwork, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery.

Aims of the Event (truncated)

• To present the artists and craftsmen actively creating their work so that people gain real insight into the skills and procedures necessary for fine work.
• To encourage high standards of skill and creative design.

Art in Action will take place at:
Waterperry House, Waterperry,
Near. Wheatley, Oxfordshire
OX33 1JZ
16th-19th July 2015
10:00am -5:30pm daily

Apply as a Market Vendor

Before you decide to apply, please read aims of the event.

Application Criteria
Stall Fees
How to Apply

Apply as a Demonstrator

Before you decide to apply, please read aims of the event.

Application Criteria
How to Apply

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Contact the Office


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7381 3192

Art in Action
4 St Oswald's Studios
Sedlescombe Road

Marshall University School of Art & Design 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: December 5, 2014 {POSTMARK} or {HAND DELIVERY}

Call for Submissions
4th Annual National Juried Exhibition
Marshall University School of Art & Design

Visual Arts Center
Huntington, WV
January 15 – February 20, 2015

Marshall University’s School of Art & Design invites artists in all disciplines to submit original, current works of art in any media to the 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition.

This year’s exhibition will take place in the Visual Arts Center’s beautiful, brand new, 2,200 square foot gallery space located on the ground floor.

Works will be juried by Arif Khan, the Marie Price Ratrie Curator of Art at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston, WV.

A Juror’s Choice Award consisting of a $200 cash prize will be presented to one artist selected by Mr. Khan.


All visual media using any combination of materials are welcome. Digital medial and video works are limited to 15 minutes in duration. All dimensional works must be able to fit through the 8ft x 8ft door frame.


$10 non-refundable fee per work submitted. The number of entries is unlimited.

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Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

First Textiles. The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean

Deadline: December 15, 2014 {EMAIL}

Call for Papers
International Conference
First Textiles:
The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean
Danish National Research Foundation

Centre for Textile Research
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark
7th-8th May 2015

The two-day international conference First Textiles. The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean will take place on the 7th-8th May 2015 in Copenhagen.

The venue will be held at the National Museum of Denmark and the Centre for Textile Research at the University of Copenhagen.

An abstract of minimum 500 words accompanied by a short list of your publications and research relevant to textile studies are to be sent to the organizers by the 15th December 2014.

The aim of the conference is to present and discuss the recent achievements in the research field of the most ancient textiles and textile techniques in primarily Europe, Asia and North Africa in the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age (ca. 8th-3rd millennia BC); the application of varied interdisciplinary methods of systematic analysis of textiles, such as studies on the most ancient textile remains, basketry, mat and textile imprints in clay; textile tools (e.g. spindle whorls, loom weights, needles, shuttles); experiments with copies of ancient textile implements; and recently developed scientific methods of analysing textiles and recognising the provenience of fibres. These all offer important insights into the oldest textile techniques, their beginnings and development throughout prehistory.

The number of speakers will be limited, and priority will be given to presentations of new material, to new analyses of older finds, and to new analytical tools.

There will be no conference fee and all are welcome to attend the conference as listeners, however, the organisers request that you to register in advance.

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Małgorzata Siennicka
Lorenz Rahmstorf

Multiple eXposure Project Call for Submissions

Deadline: December 31, 2014 {EMAIL}

Call for Submissions
Zine 1.0

The Multiple eXposure Project

The Multiple eXposure Project is run by a small group of image-makers, visual artists, and researchers coming from different backgrounds, with a wide range of interests.

We are happy to announce that we will be publishing the very first issue of our collaborative zine and we are now accepting submissions until December 31, 2014.

The theme of our upcoming zine is "Self-as-Subject", an exploration of the “self” and its manifold permutations – its presence, identity, representation, liminality, and (dis)embodiment - in this day and age of digital madness, hyperreality and mobility.

The zine is multimedia so we are accepting text and image-based submissions related to the theme in any format imaginable such as: articles, essays, reviews, short stories, poetry, interviews, photographs (digital or analogue), visual narratives, videos, digital art, illustrations, cartoons, mixed media, collages, experimental pieces, etc. Collaborative projects are very much welcome. Multiple entries are also accepted. Digital and printed copies of the zine will be released.

Some notes to remember:
- Please include your name, short profile, country of origin, and blog/website (if applicable) in your email.
- Photo submissions in jpeg format must include a title and description.
- When necessary, please follow the proper citations (MLA style) in article submissions.

Please email your submissions to

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ICTF 2015: XIII International Conference on Textiles and Fashion

Deadline: January 20, 2015 {ONLINE}

ICTF 2015: XIII International Conference on Textiles and Fashion
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

Paris, France
July 20 - 21, 2015

Conference Objectives

The ICTF 2015: XIII International Conference on Textiles and Fashion aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Textiles and Fashion. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Textiles and Fashion.

Call for Submissions

We encourage you to contribute to and help shape the conference through paper submissions. For the technical research track, we invite high quality submissions of papers describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Textiles and Fashion. The conference solicits contributions of full-length papers, short papers, posters and abstracts, that address the themes and topics for the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research material.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

• Textile Chemistry and Finishing
• Textile Dyeing and Printing
• Fashion and textile product design
• Garment industry and merchandise
• Clothing science and technology
• Quality control and testing in textile branch
• Composites material
• Nano Textiles
• Nonwoven
• Spinning, weaving and knitting
• Technical Textiles
• Function Textiles
• Ecotextiles-sustainability development
• Marketing and supply management
• Fiber science and smart textile
• Natural dyes and dyeing

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7th Annual Idaho Falls National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: January 23, 2015 {RECEIVE}

7th Annual Idaho Falls National Juried Exhibition
Idaho Falls Arts Council (IFAC)
Willard Arts Center

Idaho Falls, ID
March 19 - June 7, 2015

The Idaho Falls National Exhibition is an annual juried exhibition organized by the Idaho Falls Arts Council (IFAC) and exhibited at the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, ID. Artists working in all mediums throughout the United States are invited to submit.

Submission Rules

• Submit a completed entry form and images of up to three artworks. Images must be JPEG and at least 300dpi (suitable for printing in the exhibition catalogue).
• Entry is free, but participants must be current IFAC members (membership for artists is $35/year).
• Artwork must have been created within the last three years. Works previously exhibited at the Willard Arts Center are not eligible.
• Artists must be 14 years of age or older to submit.
• Artists have the option of selling their artwork. Please note that IFAC retains a 35% commission on all sales.


• First place: $750
• Second place: $500
• Third place: $250
• Honorable Mention
• People’s Choice
• IFAC Purchase Award (up to $1,000)

2015 Jurors

Bridget Callahan, program coordinator, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Katie Crooks, program coordinator, Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery.

Download Entry Form:

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Idaho Falls Arts Council
Administrative Office
498 A Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Lillstreet Art Center Rooftop Project Space

Deadline: February 2, 2015 {ONLINE}

Rooftop Project Space
Lillstreet Art Center

Chicago, Illinois
2015 Season

Artists are invited to install work onto four, 9-foot flag poles on top of Lillstreet’s rooftop deck and garden. Flags as well as alternative installation proposals will be considered. Work can be seen from the CTA Montrose Brown Line elevated tracks and Metra Train tracks, as well as Montrose and Ravenswood Avenues.

Installations rotate monthly, May through December and work is displayed indoors prior to install date.

Cash prizes are awarded to Best In Show ($500) and Honorable Mention ($150) artists.

Complete applications will include the following information:

• Project title & Statement
• Proposal sketches
• Proposed materials and construction techniques
• Work dimensions
• Title for the project series
• Preferred installation month
• Artist statement
• Resume/CV
• Examples of most recent work (jpegs or website preferred)

Photo documentation will be provided to all participating artists, as well as opportunities for artist receptions. All work will be archived on the Lillstreet Art Center gallery page and in the Textile Department's hallway gallery.

Juried by Camille Canales, Director of Textile Department and Nora Renick-Rinehart, 2014-2015 Artist-in Residence

Fee (USD): $15.00

Apply via Slideroom

Visit website for more details:

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 North Ravenswood
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Phone: 773.769.4226

One Year On 2015

Deadline: February 2, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. {ONLINE}

One Year On 2015

Business Design Centre
London, England
Part 1: 24 - 27 June 2015
Part 2: 01 - 04 July 2015

One Year On is a destination feature within New Designers that presents emerging, entrepreneurial designers with a strong body of work. It runs across both weeks of the show and covers all disciplines.

It is a curated exhibition and as such, those who are chosen to exhibit are selected by a panel of industry specialists on the strength and ambition demonstrated through their work.

An independent panel of judges will be selecting the participants for One Year On on the following criteria:
* You’re within your first year of business when applying to be part of One Year On
* Originality and creativity in your design
* Quality of making and presentation
* Can show progression in your work
* Commitment to the development of your work
* You don’t have to be a previous exhibitor of New Designers

* Exposure to thousands of potential buyers and contacts
* Networking opportunities with industry professionals and sponsors
* Image and web link on the main New Designers event website
* Free online portfolio on Arts Thread
* Training day to learn about presentation, costing/pricing, how to write a press release etc.
* PR opportunities
* Opportunity to win the One Year On Award (£500 cash plus extras)
* Exclusive webinars from The Design Trust giving you invaluable information on maximising marketing and preparing for an exhibition

Part 1: Awards Judging and Preview 24 June 2015 Open to the public 24 - 27 June 2015
Contemporary Applied Arts (including: Jewellery & Precious Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass); Textiles, Fashion & Costume

Part 2: Awards Judging and Preview 01 July 2015 Open to the public 01 - 04 July 2015
Product & Industrial Design; Furniture Design; Spatial Design; Visual Communication (including Graphics, Animation, Motion Arts, Film & Illustration)

£408 + VAT (20%) £81.60 = £489.60 per individual
You can also apply as a collective or company (view criteria for participation for complete list and costs)

Apply via online application form. Please note there is no fee for submitting an application.

Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 02 February 2015, although we recommend sending your application in at your earliest convenience for consideration.

Download criteria for participation:

Online application form:

visit website for complete details:

Colin Wilary-Attew
T: +44 (0)20 7288 6453

Belfast Print Workshop Open Submissions

Deadline: March 1, 2015 {RECEIVE}

Open Submissions
Solo and Two-Person Shows
Belfast Print Workshop

Belfast, Ireland
September 3, 2015

Belfast Print Workshop is the largest space in the North of Ireland with it's own dedicated gallery where professional printmakers can share facilities, materials and ideas with each other. They have the opportunity to sell their prints through an integrated gallery and online to a worldwide audience.

BPW are now accepting submissions for a BPW Members solo or two person exhibition in the BPW gallery in 2015. The second 2015 show will open September 3rd 2015. Artists are encouraged to use both wall and floor space utilising both traditional and experimental techniques and technologies, exploring the boundaries of printmaking.

Submission is now open and will close at 5pm on 1st March 2015 for the September submission.

* Artists are encouraged to submit recent work (produced within the last year)
* Work cannot have been exhibited before at the BPW Gallery
* Work must be for sale
* All applicants must write an exhibition proposal, CV and provide images of recent work to clearly illustrate the concept and how you see your exhibition working.


Digital prints are eligible only if it is clear to the selectors that they are original artworks made by the creative use of digital technology and that they are not reproduction prints.

As a guideline for print submissions, the BPW encourages printmaking as a creative art. Prints may be unique one-off pieces or they may be made as a signed and numbered, limited edition. All traditional printmaking techniques e.g. etching, woodcut, litho, screen print, mixed media etc. are eligible, as are the more recent technologies e.g. digital, photographic etc. but in every case the print must be an original creative artwork made by the methods chosen or a combination of these.

The selectors’ opinion on this will be decisive.

Hanging: The majority of the work must be framed in non-stock, good quality framing.

* Work that is not framed for aesthetic reasons will only be accepted if it is delivered in a suitable case allowing the work to be stored safely.

* Work that is not framed must be able to be securely fastened to the wall.

Should the artist require any specialist hanging methods the artist must supply the necessary attachments. Works requiring alternative methods of fastening or hanging must clearly state this on their application as a special requirement.

Artist Talk: The selected artist or artists shall agree to an Artist Talk at a chosen date throughout the show.

Archive: he selected artist or artists shall agree to donate at least one print exhibited to BPW Archive.


Member's Open Submission {doc}

Visit website for additional details and other opportunities:

Any further queries, please contact Jonathan at: or phone: 028 9023 0323

Belfast Print Workshop
Cotton Court
30-42 Waring Street

Workshop: 028 90231323
BPW Gallery: 028 90230323

Fiber Celebration 2015_Northern Colorado Weavers Guild

Deadline: March 1, 2015 {ONLINE} or {POSTMARK}

Fiber Celebration 2015
Northern Colorado Weavers Guild, Inc.
Tointon Gallery

Union Colony Civic Center
Greeley, CO
May 1 – June 6, 2015

Northern Colorado Weavers Guild invites all fiber artists to participate in our 41st annual juried exhibit Fiber Celebration 2015.

Pieces representing fiber media of all types are welcome, including weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry, sculpture, felting, quilting, papermaking, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery.

All fiber artists may submit as many entries as desired. All items must be original, not executed under supervision, and completed within the last two years. Misrepresented items will be returned.

A. Functional Two & Three Dimensional - Household pieces meant to be used, such as rugs, coverlets, table linens, handspun yarn (for handspun yarn, state use).
B. Non-Functional Two Dimensional - Flat pieces emphasizing decorative and/or expressive ideas.
C. Non-Functional Three Dimensional - Pieces designed to occupy space, emphasizing decorative and/or expressive ideas.
D. Wearable -Garments or yardage designed to be worn (for yardage, state use).
E. Wearable Accessories (*new)– Purses, scarves, jewelry, hats, gloves, belts, etc.

Judging will be based on aesthetics, originality, craftsmanship, and suitability of technique and materials. If functional, the piece will also be judged on its appropriateness to purpose. The juror reserves the right to reclassify the piece if needed. All pieces must be less than 4 ft. x 5 ft. when hung.

Juror: Susan Wilson

Entry Fee (Non-refundable)
NCWG members: $25.00 (for up to 2 items).
Non-NCWG members: $35.00 (for up to 2 items).
Additional entries $10.00 per item (for both NCWG members and non-members).

Download Prospectus:

Current information can be found at, including a link to the online entry form (available about Feb. 1, 2015)

Chair: Peg MacMorris

Co-chair: Jana Rezucha

Artist Residency Program_Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Deadline: March 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Artist Residency Program
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston, TX
2015 Season

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media. Museum visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the artists’ studios and watch the artists at work. Interacting with the resident artists is a great way to learn about a range of craft processes and techniques. In turn, the artists receive a unique opportunity to gain exposure, make connections with the Houston community, and help educate the public about craft.

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

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

Fee (USD): $30.00

Complete Program information available on website:

Online Application via slideroom:

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

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

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency

Deadline: March 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency
JTHAR Board Members
Joshua Tree Art Gallery

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree, CA
May 26-July 14, 2015

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency is a program offering artists a house in which to live and work for a period of seven weeks (May 26 - July 14th, 2015).

The houses are located minutes from the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.

The park is one of the most spectacular environments in the country and the unique beauty and quiet is an ideal place to create.

The residency is open to artists worldwide working in all media, including painters, photographers, writers, musicians, etc.

Selection Process:
Artists are selected to attend the residency program by the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Board Members. The committee reviews all applications submitted for the program. Selection is based on the merit of the artist’s work and residency proposal.

Scholarship Information:
All 2015 chosen artists will receive a scholarship/stipend to be used to deter costs of participating in the program. The residency provides studio spaces and accommodations; scholarship funds can be used toward other expenses such as art materials, transportation, food, etc. Depending on available scholarship funds, 2015 scholarships will amount to between $700- $1,000 per artist.

Studios and Accommodations:
Each artist will be assigned his or her own house in which to live and work for the length of the residency. Artists may choose to work at the JTHAR dedicated studio space- a large shared studio space divided by moveable walls depending on the artists’ needs.

Download 2015 Artist Residency Information & Guidelines:

Apply Online via Cafe:

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Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency
621 Palms Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Tactile Textile Arts Center_ TAPESTRY: 5280

Deadline: April 20, 2015 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE} or {HAND DELIVERY}

A National Juried Exhibition
TACtile Textile Arts Center

Denver, CO
June 5, 2015 through July 31, 2015

Artists are encouraged to submit up to three photos of their work in tapestry, a woven structure using a discontinuous weft, for acceptance in TAPESTRY: 5280. This exhibition will run concurrently with the tapestry exhibit at the Denver Art Museum located across the street from TACtile. Works must be from an original design and be woven by the artist.

• All artwork must be executed by the applicant.

Application and Photos due April 20, 2015
• Size - no larger than 20 inches in any one direction
• Title of Work and a Brief Artists Statement.
• Professional images provided with the Intent to Enter and/or Inventory Sheet is strongly recommended for increased success.

Entry Fee: $15 member’s $45 non-members
(Note $45 fee for non-members includes Tactile membership fee) The entry fee covers up to three images.


Tapestry Show Prospectus (pdf)
Artist Inventory Form (xls)

Visit website for more information:

Tactile Textile Arts Center
1307 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204

Hunterdon Art Museum Program for Independent Curators


HAM Program for Independent Curators
Hunterdon Art Museum

Clinton, New Jersey

The Hunterdon Art Museum focuses on new and innovative work in all forms and mediums with the goal of creating dialogue, generating ideas and sparking creativity. HAM has a particular interest in work that explores the intersection of art, craft and design and work that displays the qualities of craftsmanship while pushing the limits of the materials in innovative ways.

The Museum seeks proposals that focus on innovative work by artists of outstanding potential and established artists who have international, national or regional reputations. Proposals may be for thematic or solo shows. Curators should have a track record of creating exhibitions in the fields of contemporary art, craft, and design; however, the Museum will also accept for review proposals from emerging curators developing their careers. Curators may not include their own work in the proposed exhibition. Additionally, the exhibition should not have been on view within 50 miles of the Museum’s location.

The HAM Program for Independent Curators is a dynamic project that opens the way for an array of ideas and viewpoints on contemporary art, craft, and design to be presented in the Hunterdon Art Museum’s exhibitions program.

Ideally, proposals should be submitted one to two years in advance of the proposed exhibition; however, shorter lead times will be considered and in some cases desired. Please do not send original art or documents, as materials will not be returned. The Museum will contact curators of interest for an in-person discussion with the Museum’s Exhibitions Committee to determine whether the proposal is feasible.

Download Independent Curator’s Program and an Exhibition Proposal Form: HAM-Independent-Curator-Program.pdf

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Houston Center For Contemporary Craft Asher Gallery Proposal


Propose Work for the Asher Gallery
Houston Center For Contemporary Craft

Houston, TX

Asher Gallery, within Houston Center For Contemporary Craft, is a retail showcase for acclaimed local, emerging, and national artists in all craft media. Asher Gallery accepts work based on a number of criteria.

The Asher Gallery works on a 50/50 split consignment basis. Accepted artists are responsible for shipping and insuring any work to HCCC. HCCC assumes responsibility for shipping and insuring work returned to artist.

• Design: includes originality, creativity, use of color and suitability of materials
• Craft Skills: finishing details, technical skills and experience with the materials, function and/or decorative merit
• Sales: marketability, pricing and product presentation

The following categories of craft objects may be submitted:
• Objects of clay, fiber, wood, metal, glass and other re-purposed or recycled materials
• Craft using manufactured parts, pieces or fabrics, if these materials are subordinate to the total design and production of the end product

Submission Guidelines
• Seven (7) to twelve (12) high-resolution images in jpg format. Images should be a minimum size of 300 dpi and 4 x 6 inches. Please include the dimensions and materials for each artwork. Please include a range of pieces that best represent your work.
• A list of retail prices for the works submitted
• An artist statement of approximately 200 words describing the processes used in the creation of your work and the ideas or concepts that you are interested in communicating
• Artist resume
• List of galleries (including locations) where you are currently represented

Please send submissions to Asher Gallery Manager, Suzanne Sippel, via USPS or electronically to Appointments may be scheduled by the Asher Gallery Manager after submissions are reviewed; however, not all submissions will receive a reply. No walk-ins will be considered.

Mail to:
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
ATTN: Suzanne Sippel / Asher Gallery
4848 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Or Email:

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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Exhibition Proposal


Exhibition Proposal
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston, TX

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft welcomes exhibition proposals year round from artists, institutions or guest curators in materials traditionally associated with craft and craft processes. All proposals are reviewed quarterly by our exhibitions committee.

Proposal Guidelines

Each proposal must include the following:
1. Exhibition Proposal Statement. This is a short description of the exhibit and why HCCC is an appropriate venue for your proposal.
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3. 5-10 digital images of proposed artwork arranged in a PowerPoint presentation. Under each image, please include: artist name, title, medium, size
4. An exhibition budget and prospectus, if applicable
5. Any catalogs, press or other support materials, if available
6. A self-addressed, stamped postcard that can be mailed back to you to confirm receipt of your proposal

Please submit your information to:

Elizabeth Kozlowski, Curator
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed quarterly by HCCC’s exhibitions committee. A response will be mailed if submissions are accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please allow four-five months for return of materials.

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Living Crafts: Emerging Designer-Makers 2015


Emerging Designer-Makers 2015
Living Crafts

Hatfield House
Hertfordshire, England
Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th May 2015

Living Crafts, the largest show of its kind in Europe. The range of crafts is enormous with literally hundreds of designer-makers from across the British Isles. There are a wide variety of lectures, hands-on workshops and spectacular demonstrations appealing to all ages.

In 2012, Living Crafts introduced a new feature to encourage fresh, original work from recently qualified Designer Makers. The Emerging Designer-Makers Pavilion was a great success, containing specially selected applicants who were able to exhibit free of charge. We are delighted that Craft&Design Magazine, widely regarded as the voice of the UK craft industry, will once again support the scheme in 2015 and will be featuring the Pavilion in forthcoming issues. Approximately 10 places are available to feature work in a variety of materials including ceramics, glass, textiles, metal, wood and mixed media.

To be eligible to enter:
•You must have completed training or gained a qualification in your chosen field of expertise since May 2012.
•Your product must be designed and made by yourself.
•Your product must have originality and be authentic.

To apply for a sponsored space in the pavilion at the four day show Living Crafts, at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire from Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th May 2015 inclusive visit to complete the enquiry form. You will automatically be sent further information with a link to an Application Form.


Living Crafts Events Ltd
PO Box 992

phone: +44 (0)23 9286 3871


Designers in Residence Programme_ 2015 Brief: Migration


Designers in Residence Programme
2015 Brief: Migration
Design Museum

London, England
2016 Season

The Designers in Residence programme at the Design Museum is a core part of the museum's activity, and exists to provide practising designers, across any discipline, with time and space away from their regular environment to reflect, research and consider new ways of developing their practice.

The Design Museum is expanding its residency programme so that, from 2016, it includes learning, public engagement activities and training, with the aim of making the design process accessible to all of its visitors. Residents will in future be based on site, where they'll have access to studio space and shared workshop facilities. These spaces, viewable by museum audiences, will foster more direct engagement and exchange between residents and visitors.

2015 Brief: Migration

“The Design Museum’s move to the former Commonwealth Institute in Holland Park finally takes place in 2016. The museum is growing in both expertise and ambition as its staff, and the wider design community of which it is a part, begin to explore the complexities of a larger building and a new role.

This seems like a good background against which to explore the theme of migration, a word with a variety of meanings. It is striking that in America, for example, those who choose to move there are described as emigrants. Britain calls those same people immigrants — they are incomers. In the US, the emphasis appears to be on the act of leaving somewhere else, the implication perhaps being that surely just about anybody would be prepared to leave their home and make a move to the US if they could. Without either prefix, migration is a less loaded term. It also has a digital application. Data is made to migrate.

This year's Designers in Residence programme, then, invites designers to respond to this theme. It can be a reflection of objects or processes that imply movement, or transition, of shifting and cross-fertilising cultures, or of mobility.” Deyan Sudjic

To apply use the online form to make an enquiry:

Design Museum
Shad Thames

+44 (0)20 7403 6933

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Hello Friends:

Our postings have been scant of late. We have not forgotten you. We are simply working on bringing you a boat-load of great content!

We just posted 4 new items but expect several new additions no later than Wednesday, November 12th.

Thanks for your patience. We appreciate your readership.

All the best,

Elise N.

2015 North Carolina Artists Exhibition

Deadline: January 12, 2015 {ONLINE}

2015 North Carolina Artists Exhibition
Raleigh Fine Arts Society

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Betty Ray McCain Gallery
Raleigh, NC
March 1 - April 23, 2015

Eligibility: North Carolina Residents

North Carolina residents ages 18 and over are eligible to submit two original works created within the last two years. Art exhibited in previous RFAS exhibitions are ineligible. All work must be the sole work and exclusive property of the artist.

Specification for Submitted Art Work

The maximum dimension of a single work, sculpture included, is 72 inches (including frame), and it should weigh no more than 200 pounds. Image size and frame size must be specified.

Purchases: All art must be available for purchase. RFAS receives a commission of 30%. Sale prices are firm

Entry Fee: $35.00. Payment will be accepted online using PayPal.

Juror: Herb Jackson, award-winning artist and a native of Raleigh, Professor of Art at Davidson College and former Chair of the Art Department.


The Juror will present Honorable Mention awards, three $1,000 Juror's Choice awards, and a Grand Prize of $3,000. Art will not be separated into categories for judging.

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Textile Society Call for Papers

Deadline: January 31, 2015 {EMAIL}

Call for Papers
Textile Society
Research Symposium

Wellcome Conference Centre
London, England
28th March 2015

The Textile Society is keen to capture the essence of current research activity in the UK. Our first two research symposia in March 2011 and March 2013 were both outstandingly successful. We heard a diverse range of presentations from researchers across the globe who represented many aspects of textiles. Those who attended, whether as members of the audience or as presenters, were very animated by the experience. We received an unprecedented volume of thanks for organising these important events.

To celebrate, encourage, explore and support on-going research into textiles in all their diversity the Society is funding its third research symposium. We are doing so in order that researchers, would-be researchers and anyone interested to know more about what is happening can get together, create links, encourage debate and share information at a central location.

Textiles: New Research Strategies III
Saturday 28th March 2015, Wellcome Conference Centre, Euston Road, London (opposite Euston mainline station) Saturday, 28 March 2015.

If you want to take part and are willing to present a short, sharp 15-minute overview of your research strategies, please contact either Dr Brenda King, Chair of The Textile Society or Dr Lynn Hulse, Editor of TEXT with an outline of your work by 31st January 2015. The abstract should by a maximum of 300 words.



Deadline: February 20, 2015 {ONLINE}

12th Juried Exhibition of Innovative Quilts
The Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South (PAQA-South)

Page-Walker Arts & History Center
Cary, NC
April 22 – June 21, 2015


Vacations with family, get-togethers with friends, and high school reunions are occasions when we indulge in sharing stories of our past. Vintage cars and old-fashioned clothes can remind us of events from way back when. Stumbling over memorabilia in the attic may evoke nostalgic feelings. Reading a poem or novel could trigger musings of joyful moments. Old photo albums, a favorite song, or the smell of a certain fragrance might even bring us back to a special place in time. We invite you to share memories of long ago or the not-so-distant past. Reminisce a little, then share with us your story in art quilt form.


Innovative and original works only. No kits or quilts made in a workshop with the aid of an instructor. Quilts must be multi-layered and joined by stitching. All entries must hang on the wall and not exceed 60 inches in width or height. Free standing 3-D pieces will not be accepted. Quilts may not contain images or text that are protected by copyright unless the artist has obtained written permission by the time of submission. Proof of copyright permissions may be requested by the exhibit committee.

Accepted works may be mounted on stretcher bars or other rigid support as long as the supporting structure is hidden behind the quilt (e.g., gallery wrap). Please note, in the event this exhibit travels, rigid mounted quilts or those with excessive depth may be restricted from traveling. For works consisting of multiple unconnected units (e.g., diptychs or triptychs), each unit will be considered a separate entry.

Preliminary acceptance will be granted based on the acceptance of digital images. Final acceptance will be granted upon the receipt and examination of the quilt. We reserve the right to eliminate entries that do not fit the specified guidelines and omit accepted quilts from the exhibition that do not contain the same qualities as the submitted images. The exhibition committee’s decision is final.


Cash awards for excellence in design include: 2 Juror's Choice and 1 Gallery Choice.

Submission process opens January 1, 2015 and ends at midnight CDT on February 20, 2015

Entry Fee: $25 for PAQA-South members, $35 for nonmembers, for up to three quilts. Online entries pay using PayPal.

View full Prospectus on website:

Fiberart International 2016

Deadline: August 31, 2015 {ONLINE}

Fiberart International 2016
Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc.

Society for Contemporary Craft and
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Pittsburgh, PA
Exhibition: May 6, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Touring: August 31, 2016 to August 31, 2018

Fiberart International 2016 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium.

This juried exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.

Fiberart International 2016 will feature works by established and emerging artists and will be open to the public from May 6 to July 31, 2016 at Society for Contemporary Craft and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

This 22nd edition in an ongoing series of triennial shows, will be juried by Chunghie Lee, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, and Tali Weinberg.

Entry Requirements:

• Entries must be original work completed after December 31, 2013

• Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

• Collaborative works will be considered as a single entry. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately, and the collaborative team will be considered a separate artist.

• Work must not exceed 8’6” (2.60m) in any single dimension. Installations larger than 8’6” will be considered only if crate size requirements are met.

• Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop. Student work is accepted if it meets the previous statement.

• All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.
• All work MUST be available for touring for up to two (2) years beginning August 31, 2016. Work on tour will be insured.

Entry Fee: $40 non-refundable for up to three (3) entries must accompany the application.

Call details, entry requirements, and the entry form are available on CaFÉ:

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Fiberart International
P.O. Box 5478
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-0478