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