Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Arts Center Call to Artists for 2019 Exhibition Program

Deadline: December 3, 2017 {ONLINE}

The Arts Center

Main Gallery
Corvallis OR
2019 Exhibition Season

The Arts Center Exhibition Committee seeks proposals for the 2019 Main Gallery exhibition program. Each calendar year, The Arts Center’s Main Gallery features a number of scheduled exhibits that last generally five to six weeks.

We seek submissions that give us the opportunity to broaden our audience and connect with other fields of interest such as science, technology, agriculture, religion, and native and non-native populations.

For curatorial proposals, we use a two-tier submission process. The first proposal can be as long as 500 words. A selection of those will be asked to give additional information so final selections can be made. Curators of such proposals need not be artists themselves, nor are they required to have work in the proposed exhibits. Curators are responsible for preparation and installation of the exhibit; The Arts Center will schedule exhibition time, receive artwork and be of general assistance.
The Arts Center is a community organization that fosters creativity and engagement with the arts locally and regionally.
The Exhibition Committee creates a balanced exhibition program from your submissions.

We invite artists from:
• all media
• large and small group shows
• retrospectives and one-person exhibits
• local artists
• introductory work from artists of the greater Pacific Northwest
• artists who are established, emerging or from underrepresented communities

All artists from the Pacific Northwest are eligible. Artists are responsible for all shipping or delivery. The Exhibition Committee reserves the right to combine artists who have submitted individually.

Visit website for complete details including online application form and floor plans:  theartscenter.net/call-artists-arts-center-2019-exhibition-program

The Arts Center
700 SW Madison Ave. Corvallis OR, 97333


Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}
November 26, 2017 (Initial Deadline)
January 14, 2018 (Final Deadline)

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018

Ashurst Emerging Artists Gallery and HQ
London, England
July 2nd to September 30th 2018

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018 will be awarded to artists that show significant potential, interesting ideas, a relevant message and skillful execution. We understand that talented artists exist in many forms, so endeavour to appeal to emerging artists of all ages and career paths, whether student, graduate, full-time or part-time, and from any country.

Ashurst's aim in sponsoring the Emerging Artist Prize and Emerging Artist Programme is to find, build and support the careers of talented international emerging artists and get their art seen by a wider audience.

Criteria for Artists & Artworks

1. There is no restriction on the artist regarding age, training or nationality. You may enter from any country, and can be based in any country.
2. All types of art, except for performance, video and sound art, are accepted for this competition.
3. The artist must not have exclusive representation, to enter this art competition.
4. Artwork size must be less than 275cm x 275cm x 50cm for artworks to be hung on the wall, and less than 275cm x 275cm x 200cm for sculptures.
5. Once you have completed the online entry form, you will be sent to the payment page to pay the entry fee. Please select the correct payment option and enter your name in the notes.
6. Entry Fee is £20 for first artwork, then £10 per additional artwork, up to a maximum 5 artworks. You can pay in US Dollars and Euros too.
7. To also be considered for the East London Artist Prize, you must either live, work or study in East London, or your artwork has an East London theme in some way. This covers all E postcodes.

The Prizes

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize: £3,000 cash prize award, and £500 Cass Art voucher

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Choice Prize: £1,500 cash prize award, and £250 Cass Art voucher

The Ashurst Emerging Sculptor Prize: £1,000 cash prize award, and £250 Cass Art voucher

The Ashurst Emerging East London Artist Prize: £500 cash prize award

Terms and Conditions: www.artprize.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

Complete details including online entry form available on website:  www.artprize.co.uk

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018
London, United Kingdom
Email: info@artprize.co.uk
Tel: +44 207 460 4873

2019 Featured Artist Exhibition Call to Artists

Deadline: January 31, 2018 {RECEIVE}, {POSTMARK}, {EMAIL}, {HAND DELIVERY}

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Main Gallery
Baker City, OR

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center is seeking proposals for the 2019 Featured Artist Exhibition Program in the Main Gallery.

What We Show
The Featured Artist exhibitions represent the highest quality art by emerging, mid-career, and established artists from the local, Eastern Oregon region and larger Pacific Northwest region. We strive to show a broad and diverse range of visual art styles. We strongly encourage artists to submit proposals for new work which is fresh and original, finely executed and created in the last two years. Several months throughout the year are dedicated to open shows featuring the artwork of local and regional artists, limiting the number of months available for solo and group shows.

Group shows bring together 2-4 artists, selected individually by the committee through the jury process and grouped together into one show, based on complementary styles or mediums. Artist groups may also submit a show proposal for consideration; each artist’s work will be evaluated individually. Artists should specify their preference in being considered for a solo show, or group show. Artist groups must designate one artist as the coordinator of the group exhibit.

Complete details contained in prospectus: www.crossroads-arts.org/Call_to_Artists_2019_2.pdf

Visit website for more details: www.crossroads-arts.org

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
2020 Auburn Avenue
Baker City, OR 97814

Fantastic Fibers 2018

Deadline: February 16, 2018 {ONLINE}

Fantastic Fibers 2018

Yeiser Art Center
Paducah, KY
April 14 to June 9, 2018

Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2018 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.

Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art.

$1,900 will be awarded.
•    $1,000 Best of Show
•    $500 First Place
•    $250 Second Place
•    $150 Third Place

All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a FANTASTIC FIBERS exhibition.

There are no size restrictions. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece.

All selected artworks will be featured in full color catalog produced by Yeiser Art Center for sale during the exhibition. Selected artists for exhibit will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the exhibition catalog at a discounted rate.

FANTASTIC FIBERS 2018 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 14 to June 9, 2018.

Complete call details available here: www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4845

Visit Yeiser Art Center for more information: theyeiser.org

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Lots of Opportunities at Selvedge Magazine

Deadlines: Vary {ONLINE}

Selvedge Magazine
London, United Kingdom

"Selvedge is a magazine that acknowledges the significance of textiles as a part of everyone’s story. We are surrounded by cloth from the cradle to the grave and by exploring our universal emotional connection to fibre we share the stories and values that mean the most to us. From why we love the sound of a needle pulling thread through taut linen, to why we are fascinated by the clothes we wear and the fibres we unknowingly rely on. There are many sides to every story and Selvedge is dedicated to finding and nurturing textiles from every angle. We believe that textiles unite all humanity and in surveying the development of society it is clear that from a spider’s web to the world-wide web, textiles appear as the protagonist.

It is with this thought that we hope to widen our net as well as our own horizons with everything we do, Join us and make our stories part of your story."

Take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of the Selvedge story. 

A selection of opportunities:

Visit website to view the complete details: https://www.selvedge.org/pages/be-a-part-of-our-story
Selvedge Magazine
162 Archway Road
London, N6 5BB, United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)20 8341 9721

OH+5 ’18: Ohio Border Biennial

Deadline: November 20, 2017 at Midnight {ONLINE} {EMAIL}

OH+5 '18: Ohio Border Biennial
The Dairy Barn Arts Cente
Athens, Ohio
January 19 to March 16, 2018

The tenth in a series of competitions, OH+5 ’18 is a regional, all media, juried exhibition of contemporary artwork. This exhibition serves to promote artists residing in Ohio and the five bordering states: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. OH+5 will feature new work that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of media, techniques and innovative trends in contemporary art.

JURORS: Tim Bearse, Kim Beck, Dana Goodman. The jury panel will select artworks based on originality and innovation, design, technique and craftsmanship. Acceptance will be granted based on digitally submitted images.

ELIGIBILITY: Any artist that lives in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania or West Virginia over 18 years old. Works eligible for consideration must be the result of independent effort. Works must be no older than 2 years (January 2015).

MATERIALS: Works created in any media, including installations, are accepted. Innovative, contemporary work is encouraged.

ONLINE SUBMISSION OF WORK: each artist may submit up to three pieces for the exhibition. Online submission of works will be accepted at dairybarnartsubmissions@gmail.com beginning September 1st, 2017.

ENTRY FEE: The fee is for submission of up to 3 pieces is $30.00 or $25.00 entry fee for current students and Dairy Barn Arts Center members.

: The Dairy Barn Arts Center is awarding $1,100 in prize money in celebration of the 11th biennial of OH+5.
The following monetary awards will be chosen by the jurors:
Best of Show $500
Best Innovative Use of Material $200
Juror’s Award of Merit (3) $100 each
People’s Choice $100 (chosen by visitors to OH+5 over the course of the exhibition)

Full details available on website including link to payment form: http://dairybarn.org/exhibits/upcoming-exhibitions/oh5-18-ohio-border-biennial/

International Paper Art Biennial 2018

Deadline: December 1, 2017 {ONLINE}

International Paper Art Biennial 2018

Kunststichting Perspektief vzw (Art Foundation)
Haacht, Belgium
February 24th to March 4th, 2018

The vision for the Paper Art Biennial is to create an exciting new platform for discovering and presenting the very best international paper art artists, showing ambitious works made by leading and emerging craftsmen, and to provide an experimental space for imaginative new ways to experience and enjoy this craft as a fascinating, thought provoking and inspirational art form.

The exhibition will enable participants to have their work recognized for excellence within an international context. It will be attended by international audiences, and will offer an exciting platform for discussion and critical debate.

The exhibition will once again celebrate the values of crafts practice by bringing together works from around the world, that expresses imaginative contemporary ideas through an understanding of materials, skills and traditions.

We welcome inspirational works which aim to challenge perceptions of craft, whether through scale, technique, design, interpretation of materials or display, including installations.

As proved over the last few years the biennial aims to attract an interest of the professional art community such as curators, gallery owners, collectors who are always searching for new talents.

Paper artists from over the world are invited to apply for selection for this prestigious event.

This high level Biennial offers these artists a unique opportunity to exhibit – it also provides them with an exceptional opportunity to reach new audiences.

Download: Rules in English (pdf)
Online Registration Form: Registration

Visit website for complete details: www.artksp.be/IPAB2018

Kunststichting Perspektief vzw
Mercatorlaan 25
B – 3150 Haacht
Gsm 0032495402013

Quilt Visions 2018: Connections

Deadline: January 31, 2018 {ONLINE}

Quilt Visions 2018: Connections
Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles

San Diego, California
October 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Quilt Visions 2018: Connections is the 15th international juried exhibition produced by the Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles (VAM). The exhibition will be presented at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California. The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship. A full color exhibition catalog will be published.

Jurors: Alice Beasley, Marilyn Henrion, Michael F. Rohde

Cash Awards: There are numerous cash awards.

Acceptance Rules:

Visions Art Museum Artist Members may submit up to three (3) entries of high quality contemporary art quilts in any medium for a juried exhibition.

  • Entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2016.
  • Only one (1) quilt by each artist can be selected.
  • An entry is considered to be a quilt if it is composed of at least two layers that are stitched or fastened together.
  • Quilts for sale are strongly encouraged and preferred; however, NFS (Not for Sale) works may be entered.
  • The maximum width of finished quilts may not exceed 72”. There is no minimum size.
  • Due to the hanging system at the Museum and limited floor space, framed or stretched work and 3D work cannot be accommodated in this exhibition.

You must be an Artist Member of Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles. The annual membership levels and benefits are listed on the museum website, http://www.visionsartmuseum.org/join/. As an artist member you may enter up to 3 entries. Artist Member benefits also include the opportunity to link your website or blog to the Museum website and the opportunity to have your work juried into the Visions Online Exhibitions.

How to Enter: Registration will open at midnight CDT on January 1, 2018.

Complete details available on website:

For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact Beth Smith at beth@visionsartmuseum.org. If you have technical questions about the on-line system, please contact Lisa Ellis at lisa@ellisquilts.com.

CARTASIA 2018, International Biennial Dedicated to Paper

Multiple Deadlines: {ONLINE}
December 14, 2017 OutDoor Call For Artists
February 14, 2018  InDoor Call For Artists
February 14, 2018  Design Call For Artists

Cultural Association Metropolis
Lucca (Tuscany), Italy
August - September 2018

Cartasia is the international Biennial dedicated to paper and its shapes, explored and experienced as never before. At Cartasia, paper becomes a means to express Art, a versatile element of Design, a topic to expand on during Talks and games and discoveries for Fun activities.
As every edition, the Biennial invites international artists and designers to converge within the ancient walls of Lucca, to create a unique event: the first International Biennial dedicated to the use of paper as a form of art, design, education and entertainment. Founded in 2004, Cartasia promotes art that is innovative, unique and ecological, thanks to the collaboration of leading groundbreaking figures in this sector. The choice of paper as an instrument is moved by ethical and traditional awareness: paper represents a historical industry for the Lucca area, and still today is a great economical resource.
The Biennial holds a mirror up to society: every topic is food for thought about our current affairs and the changes that every era and culture bring with it. The topic for the 9th Biennial is Chaos and Silence.
Cartasia originates from a sustainable philosophy, and aims to be an observer and representative of society, as such it approaches contemporary topics, seeking different points of view and solutions. According to the Biennial, the artist and designer have an important role in society. For this reason the Biennial chooses projects that use paper in a bold and original way, keeping in line with the edition's theme: Chaos and Silence. The Biennial isn't just exhibitions, events and entertainment: it's also an occasion for networking and updates on the art world thanks to Talks, two "three day" sessions dedicated to art and design, to be held respectively at the beginning and end of the Biennial.
The Biennial encourages the participation and involvement of international artists and designers through 3 Call for Artists, which will help create three exhibitions: OutDoor, InDoor and Design.
Clink links below to download each call:  

Call for Artists OutDoor: involves an artist's residency during which the artist creates monumental sculptures with the Biennale's support, to then be installed in squares and/or on the walls of Lucca (and surrounding area).Call for Artists InDoor: we're looking for art pieces and performances to create one or more exhibitions in symbolic locations of Lucca.Call for Artists Designwe welcome ideas and projects, some of which will be selected, created and exhibited in symbolic locations of Lucca.
View complete details including link to online submission form: https://www.cartasia.it/en/component/k2/item/353-call-for-artists-2018


Cultural Association Metropolis
Via dei Bocchi, 241 - 55012 Capannori (Lu) - Italy
T:+39 349 7123926
F:+39 0583 930988

To support the Biennial
Email: info@cartasia.it

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hip Pop ACC-juried showcase_American Craft Council

Deadline: Multiple Dates {ONLINE}
Baltimore (wholesale/retail & retail only): November 13, 2017
Atlanta: November 13, 2017
St. Paul: December 11, 2017
San Francisco: March 26, 2018

Hip Pop ACC-juried showcase
American Craft Council

Baltimore, MD
Atlanta, GA
St. Paul, MN
San Francisco, CA
2018 Shows

Hip Pop is an ACC-juried showcase of top emerging talent that provides a pathway for early-career artists into our established, competitive craft shows. With lower-cost shared booths, extensive exhibitor support, and show award opportunities, this program gives emerging artists an unparalleled opportunity to grow their clientele and careers. Artists may enroll in the program for up to three years.

Hip Pop booths are placed across the show floor at all our 2018 shows, allowing guests to discover them on their shopping journey.

The Hip Pop program uses a community-based booth structure to provide a supportive atmosphere for participating artists. Hip Pop booths are 20 x 10 ft. inline booths containing six individual units measuring 4 ft. wide x 2 ft. deep x 8 ft. high. Each Hip Pop booth will be comprised of a community of six artists.

Booth fees for a single Hip Pop unit:
Baltimore wholesale and retail: $795
Baltimore retail only: $550
Atlanta: $550
St. Paul: $550
San Francisco: $600

Participation Guidelines (truncated)

  • Artists who have previously shown in standard booths with ACC will not be permitted to participate in Hip Pop. Past participants in School-to-Market and AltCraft are eligible for Hip Pop.
  • Artists working in all media (basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood) are encouraged to apply. Please review the "eligibility of work" section below to ensure your work meets the criteria for exhibition at ACC shows.
  • Artists may participate in the Hip Pop program for up to three years. Acceptance to years two and three is automatic, pending on-site review.
  • After three years, artists are eligible for automatic acceptance to exhibit in a standard show booth with a two-year contract, pending on-site review. Standard booth fees apply.
  • Artists are not required to participate in Hip Pop for three years before electing to move to a standard show booth.

Full details on website: craftcouncil.org/shows/emerging-artists-program


For questions about the Hip Pop program, please contact program manager Lindsay Noble at hippop@craftcouncil.org.

Paper In Particular_Sidney Larson Gallery

Deadline:  November 13, 2017 {ONLINE}

Paper In Particular
Sidney Larson Gallery
Columbia College
Columbia, Missouri
February 19 - March 30, 2018

Paper In Particular is a annual, juried exhibition held by the Columbia College art galleries. The exhibition showcases the very best in art that incorporates paper as a primary element. Prints, drawings, photographs, digital images, paintings, sculpture, etc., are all eligible.

The 39th Annual Paper In Particular exhibition will run from February 19 - March 30, 2018 in the Columbia College Sidney Larson Gallery.

Judge: Tamryn McDermott, Director of Admissions, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.  She is also currently the Traveling Exhibition Manager for Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, an exhibition coordinated by the National Basketry Organization and the University of Missouri.

Purchase Award: One work will be selected by the Columbia College Art Faculty. This artwork will become part of the college’s permanent collection.
Exhibition Award:  Chosen by the curators of Sager Braudis Gallery in Columbia, Missouri. The Exhibition Award recipient will be honored with an exhibit of their work in an upcoming show at the gallery with the opportunity to promote the artist and potentially sell work in a professional capacity. Sager Braudis Gallery represents contemporary artists and midcentury masters working in a variety of media, and hosts 4-8 week group exhibits.

Entry Details (truncated)
Works should be from the last 5 years.
Artist covers the shipping costs to and from the gallery.
Columbia College does not take a commission on the sale of artwork.
NoteIf size of finished work is larger than 40x50 inches please contact Scott McMahon at (573) 875-7174 or samcmahon@ccis.edu

Entry Fee: $20 (up to 3 pieces)
Visit website for more details including link to registration form: ccis.edu/departments/visualartsandmusic/paperinparticular

Columbia College
Main campus: 1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
(573) 875-8700 or (800) 231-2391

The 7th International Embroidery Conference_The Embroiderers' Guild of America

Deadline: March 14, 2018 {ONLINE}

The 7th International Embroidery Conference
The Embroiderers' Guild of America
Chicago IL
April 26 – 28, 2018

Embroidery and the Arts and Craft Movement
Dr. Erica Warren, Art Institute of Chicago

Estonian Folk Dress
Tiiu Kera Major General, USAF (retired)

"Fashioning"a Ritual Experience: Dress and Textiles in Ancient Greek Religion
Dr. Laura C. Gawlinski, Loyola University Chicago

Quilt: Chicago is Home (about Japanese women who were interred during WWII)
Jean Mishima, Curator of the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society

Wearing the Rainbow: Color and Pattern in Polish Traditional Dress
Jan Letowski, Pittsburgh, PA

The Art of the Ukrainian Embroidered Shirt
Lubow Wolynetz, Curator of the Ukrainian Museum, New York, NY & Stamford, CT

2 Scholarships available through the Embroiderers’ Guild of America: Learn more here
1 Scholarship available for Sun Region members

Visit website for complete details:  www.egausa.org

Contemporary South 2018

Deadline: January 1, 2018 {ONLINE}

Contemporary South 2018

VAE, non-profit creativity incubator, gallery and artist hub
Raleigh, NC
February 2 - March 24, 2018

The South is a hub for creativity. Raleigh is doing its part to lead this charge: The City of Raleigh has adopted the Raleigh Arts Plan, a ten-year master plan to strengthen arts and culture for all.

To do our part, VAE showcases some of the most ambitious and timely works by artists from across the region in our annual exhibition, Contemporary South. The purpose of the exhibition is to gather a survey of what artists in the Regional South are currently creating. Since 2012 this exhibition has grown and expanded to become one of VAE's most popular exhibitions.


  •  The words "contemporary" and "south" do not dictate a particular aesthetic or subject matter, but refer to current work being made in the Regional South.
  • No media restrictions.
  • Entries must fit through VAE’s 104″ x 71″ door to be exhibited.
  • Juried with JPEGs.
  • Two entries per artist.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on January 1st, 2018 

ELIGIBILITY (truncated)
COSO'18 is open to any living artist. A maximum of 2 works of any medium, per artist may be submitted. Two and three-dimensional entries will be accepted. Work must be original and completed in the last 3 years. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. VAE reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements.

VAE members - $10 per artwork/$20 for two pieces*
Non-members - $15 per artwork/$30 for two pieces*
*Entry fees are non-refundable. Click here to join VAE!


First - $500
Second - $250
Third - $100
Merit Awards (2) - $50

How to Enter
Please use the online entry form to submit artwork details and pay your entry fee.

Complete details on website: vaeraleigh.org/exhibitions

VAE Raleigh
309 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Woven Tale Press

Deadline: December 31, 2017 {ONLINE}

The Woven Tale Press
Online Literary and Fine Arts Magazine

OPEN SUBMISSION Thru December 31, 2017

The Woven Tale Press is a monthly online literary and fine arts magazine. The Press mission is to grow traffic to noteworthy artists and writers on the Web; we link contributors works directly back to their websites or blogs.

The Press welcomes submissions of painting, mixed media, crafts (including fiber), sculpture, photography, printmaking, and experimental. We pride ourselves on being eclectic. Our only prerequisite is that you must have a blog or website url.

For submission guidelines visit http://thewoventalepress.net/how-to-submit/.

Please review current issues before submitting. Website: thewoventalepress.net

Contact person: Editor-in-Chief Sandra Tyler
email (for info only): editor@thewoventalepress.net

Textile Landscapes

Deadline: December 15, 2017 {EMAIL}

Textile Landscapes

Sulfur Studios
Savannah, GA
January 17 - February 3, 2018

The organic, flowing nature of fiber materials, contrasted with highly structured techniques makes it an especially appropriate media in which to express natural forms of all scales.  For this exhibitions artists are invited to submit work created with textile materials or techniques that references the natural world in any form, from the atomic and cellular level, through geographic and cosmological scales.  Both traditional and experiment techniques and materials are welcome.  Sculpture, installation and video based works will be considered in addition to 2-dimensional work and functional items.

Entries will be juried by a committee of Sulfur Studios members led by Fiber Artist Jennifer Moss.

Entry Fee: $15.00 for up to 3 entries

Visit website for full details: http://sulfurstudios.org/textilelandscapes

About Sulfur Studios:
We are a collaborative, community art space based in Savannah's Starland District.  We offer 26 private art studios, as well as retail, gallery, and event spaces.  We also provide professional art services, including curation and installation in private homes and businesses.

The Paper is Part of the Picture: Contemporary Paper and Book Arts

Deadline: November 27, 2017 {EMAIL}

The Paper is Part of the Picture: Contemporary Paper and Book Arts

Anderson Gallery, Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa
January 19 – February 25, 2018

In this day and age of digital immediacy, the allure of handmade and tactile qualities of paper continue to draw interest. This exhibition seeks to bring the use of paper to the front and center of the artwork created.

Seeking works on (or of) paper that celebrate the medium of paper. Accepting paper art, artists’ books, letterpress, screenprint, printmaking, paintings, photograph prints, digital works on paper, installations, fashion, drawings and sculptures.

The competition and exhibition is open to emerging as well as established artists, 18 years of age or older, working in the continental US.

Sarah McCoy, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Drake University
Mary Jones, Professor Emeritus of Art & Design, Grandview University

$250 worth of Awagami Editioning papers will be awarded to the winner of the Jurors’ Choice, courtesy of Awagami Papermill, Japan.

January 19 – February 25, 2018
Opening Reception Friday, January 19, 2018, 5 – 7 pm
Submitted work must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

Artists may submit up to (3) pieces of work, 1-2 images per entry are allowed.
Please include in your application a one page Artist Statement.

Please refer to the prospectus for full details regarding eligibility, deadlines, and details posted on the Anderson Gallery website at:  https://theandersongallery.wordpress.com/

The Anderson Gallery, a non-profit exhibition space on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, was founded in 1996 to exhibit and support innovation in art and design. Part laboratory, part showcase, the Gallery’s main goal is to promote the growth and understanding of art through exhibitions, programs, and publications.

The Anderson Gallery is not simply a place to see exhibits, but also serves as a cultural force in Des Moines and beyond.  The Anderson Gallery is a site for critical discourse, professional and social engagement, learning, and aesthetic experience.

Between the Seams -- Woman Made Gallery

Deadline: November 3, 2017 {ONLINE}

Between the Seams
Woman Made Gallery

Chicago, IL
Exhibition Dates: January 19 – February 10, 2018

Textiles, one of the oldest forms of production, connect us to history and human experience. How do practices, beliefs and knowledge shape self-identity and cultural fabric?

Artists are invited to submit work that places emphasis on the concept of cloth through broad definition and use of materials. Traditional or uncommon approaches to weaving, stitching, knitting, dyeing, felting, crochet, layering, surface embellishment and patterns as well as digital interpretation may be applied.  All materials and techniques will be considered.

The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: general@womanmade.org.

We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Juror: Nnenna Okore

Woman Made Gallery annual programs include six to eight juried exhibitions which explore a wide variety of themes: spirituality, environmental concerns, race and gender issues, historical observations, political investigations, etc. with an emphasis on celebrating human diversity. The majority of exhibitions are open to artists worldwide and of all genders working across all disciplines. Exceptions are the annual International Open which invites female identified artists to submit their work.

More information is available on the website: www.womanmade.org

Submission details: https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport #4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fiberart International 2019

Deadline: August 31, 2018 {ONLINE}

Fiberart International 2019
Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Exhibition: May 10 to August 23, 2019

Fiberart International 2019 is produced by FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Since 1967, the Fiberarts Guild has sponsored juried exhibitions that bring innovative contemporary works of art in fiber from around the world to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Fiberart International 2019 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The 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.

Entry Requirements:
· Entries must be original work completed after December 31, 2016.
· All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
· Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop.
· Collaborative works will be considered as a single entry.
· Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately. The collaborative team will be considered as a single applicant.
· Work must not exceed 8’6” (2.60m) in any single dimension.
· Artists whose installation artwork is selected must either be available to install their work or provide explicit instructions for our experienced installation staff.

Entry Fee:
$45 non-refundable for up to three (3) entries must be paid at the time of application.

The exhibition runs May 10 to August 23, 2019

Sonya Clark, American artist.
Barbara Luderowski is an American artist and museum administrator.
Jane Sauer is an internationally known artist and curator.

Visit website for more details: http://fiberartinternational.org/

Application and guidelines can be found at CaFÉ: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4691

OPEN CALL TO VISUAL ARTISTS The Ormond Memorial Art Museum

Deadline: November 27, 2017 {RECEIVE}

Open Call to Visual Artists
Ormond Memorial Art Museum
Ormond Beach, FL

Exhibition at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum is open to any artist or collaborative of artists submitting original works of art or design created within the past three years.

Professionals in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit.

Submission Process

Media: Open to any media including but by no means limited to traditional drawing, glass, printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, painting, installation, etc.

Submissions are accepted through November 27, 2017 for review in January of 2018.

Exhibition Selection Process: Artists will be notified electronically of receipt of materials. The OMAM exhibition selection committee meets annually in January to select artists for future shows. Artists will be notified in writing upon selection by committee. No materials will be returned.

Visit website for complete details: http://ormondartmuseum.org/call-to-artists/

Ormond Beach Art Museum and Gardens
78 E Granada Blvd
Ormond Beach, FL 32176-6534

Hungarian Multicultural Center Residency Program Open Call

Deadline: November 20, 2017 {EMAIL}

HMC International Artist Residency Program
Budapest, Hungary
August - September 2018

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary provides international artists with the opportunity to produce new works while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary. The residency is an opportunity for artists, designers, theorists, writers and curators to undertake a period of focused work at the HMC. Each residency includes accommodation, working area, and access to all resources including WIFI, workshops, artist talk, gallery walk, field trip. In selected instances, the residency may also include some basic materials stipend.

The key words of the forthcoming residencies subject: Environmental Project

Applications should consist of:

* Application form * Artist's statement/Project Description/One page resume/CV * $25 application fee by PayPal (see instruction at the end of the Application Form) * Visual Artists: Provide 5 jpg images (jpg, 300 dpi)

* Video/Performance/ Time-based Artists Link on YouTube or Vimeo.

* Curators/writers sample of written work(s). Maximum 3 pages.

Further Information and Costs:

Applications accepted on basis of availability and quality of work. Please apply for funding in your home country for financial assistance to participate in our programs.

Full details available on website: http://www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com/id105.html

Artist-in-Residence program at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Deadline: November 1, 2017 {EMAIL}or {Cloud Drive}** or {POSTMARK}
** cloud drive, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, YouSendIt, or Icloud

Weir Farm National Historic Site
Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT

2018 Residency

The Artist-in-Residence program at Weir Farm National Historic Site selects artists to spend one month living and working at the park. To date, more than 200 artists from throughout the U.S., as well as Tunisia, Germany, Australia, England, India, Ireland, South Africa and The Netherlands have participated in the AIR program. Visual artists apply for one month residencies in all media and diverse artistic points of view from traditional to experimental.

The Weir Farm Art Center (formerly the Weir Farm Trust) manages the Arist-in-Residence program at the park through a five-year renewable cooperative agreement, providing logistical and financial support and program publicity.

Applications for 2018 are due November 1, 2017.

Application Information

The Weir Farm Art Center encourages mid-career visual artists of all backgrounds to apply for admission. The WFAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, or sexual orientation.

One deadline of NOVEMBER 1 will serve to fill vacancies for the following year.Completed applications must be postmarked or submitted digitally by NOVEMBER 1 to be considered for the following year. Notification of results will be sent six to eight weeks following the deadline.

Download: Application and Guidelines for the Artist-in-Residence program. For more information, please contact the Weir Farm Art Center at hess@weirfarmartcenter.org or 203-761-9945.

 Visit website for additional details: https://www.nps.gov/wefa/getinvolved/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence-program.htm

Sunday, October 08, 2017


Deadline: January 28, 2018 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

The 2018 Workshop at Macy’s
Macy’s, Inc.
New York,NY
Spring 2018

Macy’s, Inc. is a premier omnichannel retailer with iconic brands that serve customers through outstanding stores, dynamic online sites and mobile apps. Both Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are known worldwide, and each has its own unique identity and customer focus. Bluemercury is widely recognized as the nation’s largest and fastest-growing luxury beauty products and spa retail chain.

Macy’s, Inc. clearly recognizes that the customer is paramount and that all actions and omnichannel strategies must be directed toward providing a personalized merchandise offering and shopping experience online and in store.

Diversity is at the core of the Macy’s, Inc. approach to doing business. It touches all areas of our company. We expect our associates, our advertising and in-store presentations and the companies with which we do business to reflect the diverse multicultural marketplace we serve.

The Workshop at Macy’s, our company’s first business development program, was launched in 2011 to foster growth in the next generation of minority- and women-owned merchandise suppliers. Conducted annually, this program is a foundational element of our commitment to vendor diversity.

In 2016, our company’s purchases from minority- and women-owned businesses totaled more than $1 billion – surpassing the billion dollar mark for the third year in a row, including purchases from some of our The Workshop at Macy’s graduates.

Beginning in October 2017, Macy’s is accepting applications for The 2018 Workshop at Macy’s, which will be held in Spring 2018 in New York City. To apply, review the eligibility requirements and submit your application before 11:59 p.m. EST on January 28, 2018.

And The Workshop at Macy’s is free to qualified applicants. Yes, you read that right. To learn more and get details on how to apply, see the program overview and review the eligibility requirements.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

American Craft Council 2018 American Craft Shows

Deadline: August 11, 2017 {ONLINE}
Late deadline: August 18, 2017. A $25 fee will apply.

2018 American Craft Shows

Minneapolis, MN

February 21 - 25, 2018

March 16 - 18, 2018

April 20 - 22, 2018 - Show

August 3 - 5, 2018

The American Craft Council’s four annual, juried craft shows convene a vibrant community of more than 1,500 of the country’s most talented craft artists – ranging from those just beginning their careers to masters in the field – and reach nearly 50,000 attendees each year. Exhibiting artists represent the broad aesthetic, technical, and material diversity of the craft field, from age-old traditions to cutting-edge technologies.

Applications and Eligibility

We encourage you to apply if you produce original work in any of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, kaleidoscopes, leather, metal, mixed media, musical instruments, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood.

New and emerging artists

ACC encourages new and emerging artists to apply. An artist may choose to check this box on the application if he/she has not exhibited in any Council show. These exhibitors, if accepted, receive special signage and are promoted through marketing efforts as “New Artist.”

Emerging artists may also consider applying to our Hip Pop program – now in its fourth year – which provides lower booth fees, smaller spaces, and more extensive exhibitor support. Visit craftcouncil.org/hippop to learn more. NOTE: The application process for Hip Pop is separate from that for traditional booths and runs on a different timeline.

How to apply

● Submit five digital images to the annual jury by midnight (PST) August 11, 2017, via Juried Art Services, the online application system (juriedartservices.com) Each application will be given one jury score for all 2018 shows.

● We encourage returning applicants to submit at least two to three images of new work. Marketing and promotional efforts focus on new pieces.

Application Fee
$15.00 processing and handling fee for each set of images
$30.00 application fee for each show you would like those images to be applied.


For questions about the show or application process, please email our staff at shows@craftcouncil.org.

Complete prospectus and link to online application on American Craft Council website: https://craftcouncil.org/shows/apply

American Craft Magazine Call for Entries

Deadline: September 8, 2017 {EMAIL}

American Craft Magazine
American Craft Council
Minneapolis, MN
February/March 2018 Career Issue

For the first (and likely only) time, American Craft magazine is issuing a call for entries. We're hoping to hear from artists who'd like to be considered for coverage in our February/March 2018 Career Issue. The goal of the issue – our first ever focusing on artists' career practices – is to share tips on the sometimes tricky business of making a living as an artist. We're looking for artists who have unique guidance to offer and are willing to be forthright about their income sources.

To be considered, please send 4 to 6 images of your work along with your resume and brief answers to following questions:
  • What is notable or unusual about how you pay your bills? (one sentence)
  • What percentage of your income do you make from what sources? (one sentence with rough percentages – include spouse, second job, teaching, etc.)
  • What's the smartest thing you've done to make your finances work? (one sentence)

With each image, please include work title, year made, materials, dimensions, and photo credits. Responses will not be published without permission; incomplete responses and those exceeding 250 words will not be considered.

Please send your response to letters@craftcouncil.org no later than Friday, September 8. The email subject line must read Feb./Mar. Career Issue. If you are chosen, you'll be notified no later than Friday, October 20.

via American Craft Council Newsletter

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