Saturday, June 27, 2015

Quilts=Art=Quilts 2015

Deadline: August 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

Quilts=Art=Quilts 2015
Schweinfurth Art Center

Auburn, New York
October 31, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Quilts=Art=Quilts in an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. The Art Center has been a longstanding proponent of quilts as a visual arts medium and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since 1981.

Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.


Mary Anne Jordan, Professor in the Textile Program in the Department of Visual Art, School of the Arts, at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Katie Pasquini Masopust, Artist, producer of contemporary art quilts for almost 30 years.

Definitions & Conditions of Entry: (truncated)
  • A quilt is a fabric sandwich comprised of at least two layers: a top, a back and usually a filling. These are held together with quilting or tying threads. Integration of non-fabric items is acceptable.
  • Up to two entries of original work per person are permitted.
  • Quilts must measure a minimum of 900 square inches total (height x width=square inches). The vertical dimensions of any single piece may not exceed 108 inches.
  • Quilts must have been completed in 2013, 2014, or 2015.
  • Quilts must be in pristine condition and be show ready.
  • Quilts with pre-programmed computerized machine quilting are not eligible.
  • Quilts made or derived from kits, workshops, classes or commercial patterns are not eligible.
  • Quilts must have a continuous 3” wide sleeve attached to the back of the top of the quilt. Exceptions are made if appropriate means of hanging or display is provided.
  • The Art Center will retain a 25% commission on all sales made during the exhibition. An insurance value and a sale price, which includes commission (unless the quilt is not for sale), must be included in the application.

Selection Process:
An emphasis is placed on overall quality of design, originality and visual impact. Preliminary acceptance will be granted on the basis of the digital image submission. Prizes will be awarded for excellence in design and workmanship in multiple categories, including $1,000 for Best in Show. Prizes are determined after the exhibit is installed.

FEES: $30 for members; $35 non-members

Full details including online application available at:

205 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-1553

Blood Quantum, a juried exhibition of book art

Deadline: August 22, 2015 {ONLINE}

Call for Artists
Blood Quantum, a juried exhibition of book art

23 Sandy Gallery
Portland, Oregon
November 6 - December 19, 2015

23 Sandy Gallery invites artists to participate in Blood Quantum, a juried exhibition of book art about our identity, ancestry, history and personal cultural narrative.

THEME – Blood Quantum is a concept that refers to the degree of ancestry for an individual of a specific racial or ethnic group such as Native Americans. This concept got us thinking about ancestry, identity, heritage, family history and our personal cultural narrative. We are seeking book and paper arts exploring these topics, real or fictional.

MEDIA –This exhibit is open to handmade book and paper arts related works created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, and broadsides are all encouraged.

JUROR – Robert Gore, the Visual Arts Librarian and curator of the artists’ book collection in the UCLA Arts Library.

AWARDS – Three artists will receive Best of Show Awards. Winners are selected upon installation of the show. In addition, we will also award the Library Purchase Prize. The winning work or works will be purchased by the gallery and donated to the artists' book collection at the UCLA Arts Library.

ENTRIES - A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist. Work must be no more that five years old.

SIZE LIMITATIONS - All works are limited to 24 inches in any direction when displayed. One exception to this rule is long accordion books, which may extend out longer. Accordions allow us to shorten up the display width without losing the impact of the book.

FRAMING - Wall-hung work can either be hung framed or unframed attached with magnets and must include proper hanging hardware. If you are shipping framed work we recommend you ship the work with acrylic instead of glass.

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

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS - Artists residing outside of the United States are welcome to enter this exhibition. The exhibition entry fee of $25 must be paid in US funds.

Visit website to view complete prospectus:


Phone: 503-927-4409

Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: September 4, 2015 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

Materials: Hard & Soft
National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

Greater Denton Arts Council
Denton, Texas
February 5 – April 1, 2016

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.

Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard & Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 29th year, the exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

Drawing hundreds of applications from across the United States annually, each year approximately 70 works are selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts. Of those selected, Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 will be selected.


Elizabeth Kozlowski is the curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics.


Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitted artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2013-2015) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts. Artists must reside in the United States.


All work must be ready for installation. Submissions are restricted to a weight limit of NO MORE THAN 75 POUNDS. GDAC reserves the right to exclude any entry that presents complex exhibition or assembly problems.

ENTRY FEE: $40 non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries.

Complete details available on website:

Online Entry Form


Inquiries should be directed to:
Greater Denton Arts Council
ATTN: Materials: Hard & Soft
400 E. Hickory Street
Denton, Texas 76201
(940) 382-2787

Smithsonian Craft Show 2016

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

September 20, 2015
September 27, 2015 [Late]

Smithsonian Craft Show 2016
Smithsonian Women’s Committee

National Building Museum
Washington DC
April 20-24, 2016

The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts and design. Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120 artists from a large pool of applicants. Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. No one is grandfathered into the show. There is no quota for any category of Craft Art. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work. The show is produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee. Proceeds from the Show fund grants that benefit the Smithsonian's education, outreach, and research programs.

The Show does not charge sales commissions. However, accepted artists are encouraged to donate an item for the Craft Show’s on-line auction, raffle, or other fund-raising initiatives, proceeds of which benefit the Smithsonian.

ELIGIBILITY: (truncated)

All work submitted to the Smithsonian Craft Show must be created and made in the United States.

The Smithsonian Craft Show is looking for one-of-a-kind and limited edition objects that have been conceived and perfected by the artist's own hands and created in the artist’s studio.

Re-purposed materials, including found objects, are being used as art material to make some craft pieces. This is a desirable practice, and artists who incorporate re-purposed materials are encouraged to specify this in their statements.

Only U.S. residents who make their work in the U.S. are eligible to apply.


Basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.

The artist should apply in the category that best describes his/her medium.

The Smithsonian Women’s Committee reserves the right to examine applicants’ web pages and any available documentation to determine that an artist is in compliance with the terms of our application.


Joyce Lovelace, Contributing Editor, American Craft Magazine

Carol Sauvion, Owner Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Creator, Executive Producer and Director of Craft in America

Anna Walker, Windgate Foundation Curatorial Fellow for Contemporary Craft The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Each applicant must submit an application, a non-refundable fee, and five (5) electronic images for consideration by the jury. The images must be fully representative of the work you will sell at the Craft Show.

Craft artists who work together may apply as one if they collaborate on every piece of work.


If you enter in more than one medium, you must submit separate applications fees, and images to each category for which you wish to be considered. If only one application is accepted, you may only exhibit work in that medium. You may not enter the same piece of work in more than one category.

FEES: $50

A late fee of additional $25 must be included for applications received after September 20, 2015. Late entries will not be accepted after September 27, 2015.

DOWNLOAD: Prospectus

: Apply online at

Address all correspondence and inquiries to:

Smithsonian Craft Show
MRC 037 PO Box 37012
SIB Room T472
Washington, DC 20013-7012


Web site:

The Smithsonian Craft Show complies with the American Disabilities Act to enable all craft artists to participate fully in the Craft Show.

ArtQuilt Elements 2016

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

September 30, 2015
October 5, 2015 [Late]

ArtQuilt Elements 2016
Wayne Art Center

Wayne PA
March 18 to April 28, 2016

AQE 2016 is the 12th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show set in suburban Philadelphia. “One of the distinctions of our show is our professional presentation of art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for exhibiting the quilts in our gallery settings but also for promoting the art quilt as an art form” stated Nancy Campbell, Executive Director of the Wayne Art Center.

Over $3000+ in awards.

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


Work submitted must be innovative and original in design. Work derivative of other quilt artists or work created in a workshop with the collaboration of an instructor is not acceptable.

Work must be a personal expression of the artist’s intent.

Quilts submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2013.

If this quilt is framed, that information and the finished size including the frame must be listed on the application.

There is no size restriction for 2016.

A hanging device or bar MUST be included when shipping the quilt to Wayne Art Center. If the hanging device is not included with the artwork, the artist will be charged $25 in order to prepare a new device to properly install the work.

The artist contact email provided on the on-line application must remain active during the submission and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking their email for acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding the Art Quilt Elements 2016 exhibition.

Art quilts must be available FOR SALE.

Sale price that is noted on the on-line application is the FINAL price if the quilt is accepted into the 2016 exhibition. (If the applicant is unsure of how to price the work, please email and the work will be reviewed to offer pricing guidelines.

We reserve the right to omit from the exhibition accepted quilts that differ dramatically from what is represented by the digital image submitted.

Entry Fees: The entry fee is $45 for up to three quilts. Late application entry fee is $65 for up to three quilts.

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Denali National Park Artist-in-Residence Program 2016

Deadline: September 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

Artist-in-Residence Program 2016
Denali National Park and Preserve


Program Overview

Since 2001, a total of 60 accomplished artists, writers, and composers have participated in the Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Following a 10-day residency, each volunteers to lead a public outreach activity with visitors and to donate one piece of finished artwork to the program collection. For a two-year trial period beginning with this open call for residencies in 2016, the program will explore a preference for digital and performance-based donations rather than physical pieces for the program collection. Artists are challenged to create artwork and activities for visitors that offer a fresh and innovative perspective of the park drawn from their own experience.

Guiding Principles

The program seeks qualified and accomplished artists, writers, and composers with demonstrated achievement in creating pieces that are both high in artistic merit and accessible for general audiences.

The music composition residency established with this call for 2016 draws upon successful foundations in Composing in the Wilderness and Denali Music Festival programs which emphasize contemporary classical music. The final product should be a notated chamber piece for traditional instruments found in classical orchestral repertoire (with optional use of electronics and/or projection). The park hopes that the completed piece will be premiered at the Denali Music Festival in a subsequent year, and the selected composer will consult with park staff to ensure that the instrumentation and technical requirements are appropriate for that setting.

Within this general framework, there are no stylistic requirements.

Visual Artists
The application requires:
• Six images
• Artist statement
• Artist resume
• Image list
• Your plans for a public outreach activity with visitors at the park
• Your plans for public outreach about the program once you’re back at home

Program Application

Applications are accepted only through an online process hosted by CaFÉ ( Entries are accepted each year from May 1 through September 30 for residencies during the winter and summer of the following year. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Visit website for complete information:

Online Application via CaFÉ

For initial inquiries about the program at large, please contact:

Jay Elhard
Park Ranger, Media Specialist
Email link
(907) 683-9535

LEAP 2016 Lydon Emerging Artist Program

Deadline: September 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

LEAP 2016
Lydon Emerging Artist Program
Contemporary Craft

Pittsburgh, PA
LEAP 2016 features begin January 20, 2016

• Established in 2007 honoring Kate Lydon, SCC’s Director of Exhibitions, for her 20 years of service to the organization
• Recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market
• Retail gallery program which features, markets and sells the work of one winner and 6 finalists
• $1000 prize, national promotion and one year exhibit for winner; finalists receive special features on rotating basis throughout 2016

Brigitte Martin is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of crafthaus, a social network and online art community for professional craft artists worldwide.

LEAP is open to exceptionally talented artists who are in the early stages of his/her career. “Emerging” artists may have had some professional experience (i.e., exhibitions, sales, publication, etc), but not yet have established reputations as artists.

Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.

Upon being selected to participate, SCC will receive a 50% commission on artworks sold. Commissions received through SCC sales help support the education and community outreach programs of the nonprofit organization.

Complete details and application available on website:

Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Call for Papers: Textile Society of America’s 15th Biennial Symposium

Deadline: October 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Call for Papers
Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port
Textile Society of America’s 15th Biennial Symposium

Organized in collaboration with Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia
October 19th – 23rd, 2016

The theme of TSA’s 15th Biennial Symposium is Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port. We invite participants to explore the ways in which textiles shape, and are shaped by historical, geographical, technological and economic aspects of colonialization and/or globalization. How and why have textile practices moved around? As they travel, how have they been translated, modified, or used within acts of compliance or resistance? What impact have different regimes of labor, consumption, aesthetic valuation, or political/social economy had on textile production, use, and circulation? These questions may apply to contemporary or historical fine art, utilitarian, or ethnographic textiles, which may be addressed through scholarship or creative practice.

Due to its location and history, the southern United States is an ideal place to examine the interaction between local practices and global markets. We encourage contributions that explore textile practice in the broader contexts of agriculture, labor, innovation, or exchange. We welcome historic or contemporary perspectives on the role of technology and alternative economies in shaping design, production, circulation, consumption, exhibition, collection, valuation, interpretation and use of textiles.

TSA seeks presentation proposals from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas, including but not limited to history, anthropology, archaeology, art, conservation, geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, material culture studies, mathematics, science, political science, sociology, and theater, among others. Participation of international and U.S. scholars, researchers, artists, curators, museum professionals, and others is welcome. Submission of abstracts is open to TSA members. Non-member applicants may join TSA at the time of proposal submission. Selected presenters will also be required to have an active membership at the time of the Symposium (October 2016).

In addition to our usual submission categories (papers, organized sessions, roundtables, films and other media), we are extending a call for poster sessions and for curated exhibitions. The review committee will select submissions that cogently and directly address the theme of the symposium.

All submissions should be based on original research, reflecting material not previously published. In submitting an abstract, the author explicitly authorizes its use on the TSA website and in publications including, but not limited to, the Symposium Program and Proceedings.

Individuals may complete multiple submissions.

All submissions must be made online:

Complete details available on website:

Call for Exhibition Proposals: 15th Biennial Symposium Textile Society of America

Deadline: October 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Call for Exhibition Proposals
15th Biennial Symposium
Textile Society of America

Organized in collaboration with Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia
October 19th – 23rd, 2016

The Textile Society of America is excited to announce a call for exhibition proposals as part of the 2016 Symposium. Organizers are encouraged to submit proposals for group exhibitions that focus on the theme, Crosscurrents: Land, Labor and the Port. Proposals may be for exhibitions of contemporary work, ethnographic, and/or historical textiles or a combination. Contemporary textile art is widely defined to include 2D, 3D, site-specific installation, video, and performance-based work.

Indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces are available.

Eligibility is the same as for other submission categories. The exhibition organizers must be TSA members at the time of submission. Non-member applicants may join TSA at the time of proposal submission. Selected presenters will also be required to have an active membership at the time of the Symposium (October 2016). Proposals will be blind juried by a panel of peers. If accepted, it is understood that the organizer(s) will register and participate in the 2016 Symposium. Organizers are also encouraged to coordinate a panel discussion of exhibiting artists, academic papers, or a roundtable. Where appropriate, these sessions may be held in the space of the exhibition.

All submissions should be based on original research, reflecting material not previously published. In submitting an abstract, the author explicitly authorizes its use on the TSA website and in publications including, but not limited to, the Symposium Program and Proceedings.

Individuals may complete multiple submissions.

Submissions will be handled in two parts. First the organizer(s) submit a project description with images. Submissions that are selected will be sent details of the potential exhibition space including architectural plans. In the second phase, organizers will work to formalize the project through drawings/layout and expanded project proposal. The exhibition spaces vary in size and type of facilities available (i.e. height of ceilings, natural light, installation assistance, museum quality lighting and environmental controls).

All submissions must be made online:

Complete details available on website:

Academic Program Co-Chairs:

Jessica Smith, Professor of Fibers, Savannah College of Art and Design (

Susan Falls, Professor of Anthropology, Savannah College of Art and Design (

QuiltCon 2016

Deadline: November 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

QuiltCon 2016

Pasadena, CA
February 18-22, 2016

QuiltCon 2016 Show Rules

QuiltCon includes a juried quilt show featuring modern quilts by members of the Modern Quilt Guild. The quilts will be juried into the show and maybe be shown for exhibit only or entered into competition and judged. Quilts may also be entered and juried in for exhibit only.

General Rules (truncated)
  • You must be a member of the Modern Quilt Guild to enter a quilt.
  • Entry is open to all members from any country.
  • Quilts must have not been previously entered into QuiltCon.
  • All quilts entered in the QuiltCon Show must meet the following requirements:
    • Have three layers (backing, batting, and top) joined together with stitching or tying.
    • Have a finished binding on the edge of the quilt.
    • Have been made in the last four years
    • Have not previously been shown at QuiltCon.
    • We cannot accept quilts with a perimeter larger than 480".
    • The Small Quilts category is for quilts that are up to 36” on any side.
    • All of the people who worked on the quilt, paid or not, must be credited (excluding basting assistance).
  • Quilter numbers are limited to:
  • Two or fewer quilters for Applique, Handwork, Improvisation, Minimalist Design, Small Quilts, Use of Negative Space, Piecing and Modern Traditionalism categories
  • Three or more quilters for Group or Bee Quilt category
  • Any number of quilters for the Quilting Challenge and Fabric Challenge categories
  • All accepted quilts (other than those for which the quilter has selected that they be for exhibit only) will be eligible to win the following categories: Best-In-Show, People’s Choice, Coats & Clark Quilting Excellence Award and Best Machine Quilting.

Show Categories
There are several categories for quilts. Entrants are welcome to enter as many quilts as they would like. After quilts are juried, QuiltCon will determine the quilt's category during judging in early February with a few exceptions listed below.

Quilts will be placed in the following categories based on entry:
Group or Bee Quilts – Modern quilts made by 3 or more people
Small quilts - A quilt that fits into the above categories that measures 36" or less per side. The quilt can be any shape as long as it does not exceed the size limit. The challenge is open to individuals or groups. Individuals may only be involved in one quilt or group.
Youth – Entrants 18 years and younger

Quilts will be placed in the following categories during the judging process
Applique – Quilt includes either machine or hand layering of fabric where the quilt's primary focus is applique.
Handwork - Quilt includes at least one element of handwork including, but not limited to: hand piecing, hand quilting, embroidery, redwork, cross stitch, crewel, etc. Hand stitched binding does not qualify as handwork.
Improvisation - Quilt is pieced improvisationally (without the use of a defined pattern or templates).
Minimalist Design –The design of the quilt emphasizes extreme simplification of content and form to achieve maximum visual impact.
Use of Negative Space – Quilt design incorporates a creative or significant use of negative space which is integrated into and/or organizes the composition of the quilt.
Piecing – Quilts that are machine pieced and reflect a particularly strong or innovative use of piecing.
Modern Traditionalism – Quilt design incorporates the use of an identifiable traditional block pattern and modernizes it by applying design elements such as alternate grid work, asymmetry, color, scale, etc.

The entry fee for the QuiltCon Quilt Show is $30 per entry for up to 3 quilts. You may enter as many quilts as you want.

Complete entry details available on website:

Visit website for more information: