Monday, October 30, 2023

19th Annual September Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

DEADLINE: March 11, 2024 {ONLINE}

19th Annual September Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 20-22, 2024

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show is proud to be consistently recognized as one of the best Fine Art Shows in the country. Several important features distinguish our shows from other art shows.

There will be 145 available artist spaces. The venue is the perimeter of Rittenhouse Square, a prestigious park setting in Center City Philadelphia. Surrounded by some of the most luxurious residential addresses in the city, the show consistently attracts an affluent, culturally educated clientele. 

In short, if you are a fine artist interested in a well-run urban show that offers an arts savvy audience, a beautiful venue, and a community of high-quality exhibitors, then the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show should be on your schedule. 

Application Fee is $40.00   
The application fee can be paid online through Zapplication.
This is an originals only fine art showOnly non-functional, original work created by the artist may be shown, and all work must be for sale. All work displayed must be of the same or better quality than the work submitted to the jury process. 

No reproductions of any kind may be shown, displayed, sold or promoted at this event. Excluded work includes, but is not limited to: photography, calendars, note cards, digital or computer-generated art, posters, books, or limited-edition print reproductions, including work created using stencils, creating almost identical multiples or a similar theme of assembly line and/or production work.  
No functional work of any kind may be shown, displayed or sold at this event.  Excluded work includes, but is not limited to: jewelry, t-shirts, plates, cups, bowls, clothing, hats, pottery, vases, vessels, jars, dishes, lamps or furniture and mirrors.
The following is a list and explanation of the categories of art acceptable for jury.
Two-dimensional works created in either oils or acrylics.
Two-dimensional works created in watercolors, gouache or tempera paint.
Printed works for which the artist has manipulated the plates, stones, or screens. These works must be printed by the artist and not an associate or helper.  In addition, printmakers are required to disclose their creative process and printing technique.  The only exception to this is monotypes, which by definition are one-of-a-kind works.  All prints must be signed and numbered as a limited edition.

Two-dimensional works created using a dry medium, including pencil, graphite, ink, charcoal, wax crayons, or pastels.
Nonfunctional three-dimensional work created in any medium, including stone, wood, metal, glass, ceramics, fiber and 3-D mixed media.
Mixed Media
Two dimensional work that incorporates more than one type of physical material or medium. 
Non-Refundable Application Fee: $40.00
Standard Booth Fee: $595  (single 10' X 10' booth). 
Premium Booth Fee: $695  (single 10' X 10' booth).

Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Assc.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Chris Buonomo - Managing Director
Tel: 215-669-7928

Rose Squared Fine Craft Spring

DEADLINE 1: November 30, 2023
DEADLINE 2: December 1, 2023 to March 1, 2024 (or until full)

Rose Squared Fine Craft Spring
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA
May 10-12, 2024

We invite you to apply to the Rose Squared Fine Craft Spring Rittenhouse Square, May 10-12, 2024.  Rose Squared Art Shows has partnered with the Friends of Rittenhouse and Parks and Recreation to bring you this highly coveted outdoor event, in Center City Philadelphia. This event draws a robust crowd of wealthy patrons from within the city, the surrounding suburbs, NJ and DE.

  • Limited to 158 artists
  • Gorgeous, picturesque park maintained by Friends of Rittenhouse
  • Professional Staff onsite during entire show
  • 24-hour security provided by Philadelphia off duty police
  • Extensive Marketing and PR
  • Active promotion on the Rose Square website, including accompanying artwork images, email contact, and links to business website
  • Patrons include those who make a specific trip to Rittenhouse Square for this event as well as walk by crowds
  • Tent Rental Company with professional artist tents available (including some artist display items)
The first jury deadline is November 30th - Jewelry usually fills up during the first round. Rolling jury from December 1st until full.
The show is, as always, rain or shine and will only be cancelled if the safety of the artists and patrons is deemed at risk by local, state, or federal governmental agencies. Should that be the case we will do everything in our power to help our artists. All jury fees are non-refundable.

Application fee: $45 until 11/30/23 | $55 12/1/23 until Full

10'x10' Booth In Line: $595 (due 1/15/24) | $655 (1/16/24 until Full)
10'x10' Booth Open 2 Sides (extra 5' but not corner): $790 (due 1/15/24) | $850 (1/16/24 until Full)
10'x20' Booth In Line: $1,190 (due 1/15/24) | $1,250 (1/16/24 until Full)
Premium Corner: $250+ (located at a major entry to the park)

Robin Markowitz, Festival Director
11816 Dinwiddie Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
Telephone: 301-755-4599 (Robin Markowitz)
Telephone: 610-570-2343 (Carol Heisler-Lawson)



Deadline:  April 18, 2024 {ONLINE}


Bedford Gallery
Lesher Center for the Arts
Walnut Creek, CA
July 6 – September 15, 2024

Exhibition Concept
Derived from the French verb coller, meaning to glue/stick, collage refers to both the method and art form in which paper and other media are arranged and affixed to a substrate. Though the first evidence of collage coincided with the invention of paper in China around 200 BC, it was not until the early 20th century that artists first used it as a technique.

Collage has since evolved into a popular and powerful medium that transcends traditional artistic boundaries. Versatile and accessible, collage allows for a creative amalgamation of 2- and 3-D materials, creating a fascinating visual interplay of textures, colors, and forms that explore the juxtaposition of seemingly disparate elements. From analog cut-and-paste to digital layering, this exhibition celebrates the deft use of materials and creative spirit of collage. 

Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Co-Executive Director, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Rangsook Yoon, Ph.D., Senior Curator, Sarasota Art Museum, Sarasota, FL

Open to all artists, 18 years of age or older.

Awards & Prizes
There will be over $2,000 in cash and prizes for artist awards.

Artwork Specifications
Artists may submit up to three artworks for consideration. Works must meet the collage theme of the exhibition and fit within the four main categories of collage: papier collé (i.e. paper collage), découpage, montage/photomontage, and assemblage. Open to all media.

Entry Fee

Free for new or current Bedford Gallery donors who donate $50 or more.
$40 non-refundable entry fee for all other applicants.

Become a BG Donor! Donate $50 or more here BEFORE you submit your application.

New and current BG Donors: Once your application is complete and ready for submission, you must email BEFORE you submit your application to have your entry fee waived.

Visit website for complete details:

Submission form:


Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Friday, October 27, 2023

Fiber in 3D

Deadline: November 30, 2023 {ONLINE}

Fiber Art Now
Fiber in 3D
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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Fiber Art Now is pleased to announce a new Call for Entry: Fiber in 3D. We want to see how your artwork occupies space and explores dimension. Show us your sculptures, vessels, installations, wearables, and three-dimensional work for the wall and floor.

Artists are invited to enter TWO innovative three-dimensional artworks of original design that stretch the boundaries of fiber and textile techniques. The artwork must include a fiber component or textile technique.

Juried selections will be featured in the Spring 2024 issue of Fiber Art Now and will be eligible for the onsite exhibition at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, January 27 through May 4, 2024. Enter your 3D artwork during the month of November.

Accepted media and techniques include:

Book arts
Hand tufting
Handmade paper
Latch hooking
Needle felting
Nuno felting
Rug hooking
Wet felting

Submit entries to CaFÉ Call for Entries. If you do not have a CaFÉ account, you will need one to enter. There is no charge to open a CaFÉ account. 

Entry fee: $30 for up to two images and two detail images. Fiber Art Now subscribers: $20 with the discount code FAN2023. Artists may submit up to TWO individual works of art as full images and TWO detail images of the full artwork. Only one artwork per artist will be eligible for selection.

Notifications will be emailed on or before December 15.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st $300, 2nd $250, and 3rd $200 selections.

Visit Fiber Art Now or CaFÉ Call for Entries for complete details.

The Woven Tale Press

Deadline: November 30, 2023 {ONLINE}

The Woven Tale Press
Literary and Fine Art Magazine
East Setauket, NY

The Woven Tale Press, renowned worldwide for our curation, is seeking standout works by fiber artists to feature in both our digital and print editions. Submission deadline is November 30, 2023.

Our magazine welcomes fiction and creative nonfiction prose writing, poetry, and all mediums in the visual arts, including installation works. Galleries are welcome to submit the work of artists they represent.

We seek posts by both visual artists and writers, on any aspect of your creative process. If you are an artist interested in submitting your website for review by WTP,  you may submit your URL.

Visual Arts submission requirements:
  • Submit for consideration 3-9 works
  • Images should be jpegs; 300 dpi; minimum 2600 px longest side.
  • All images must be named with the titles of the works.
Please upload a separate document that includes your name, website (if applicable), email; all titles, medium and sizes of submitted works; brief artist and biographical statement.

Other categories for submissions:


Woven Tale Press LLC
PO Box 2533
East Setauket, NY 11733

Monday, October 02, 2023

International Quilt Festival / Houston 2024

 DEADLINE: May 16, 2024 {ONLINE}

International Quilt Festival / Houston 2024
Houston, Texas
2024 to 2025

We’ll be celebrating 50 Years of International Quilt Festival

The roots of International Quilt Festival began in 1974 when Founder Karey Bresenhan opened an antique store in Houston that soon became a quilt shop (Great Expectations Quilts). The next year, she held a “thank you” show, sale, and event for customers. Since then, over the years and at larger and larger venues, Festival has become the world’s greatest quilt show, sale, and Quiltmaking Academy, with tens of thousands of attendees coming from the U.S. and dozens of countries to Houston each fall to celebrate the artistry, creativity, and love of quilting.

For our 50th anniversary celebration in 2024, we’ll have a beautiful exhibit featuring red, white, & blue quilts! Whether antique or contemporary or Art, Traditional, or Modern in design, you can submit your quilt to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

Limit three (3) entries per person.
Each work must measure a minimum of 36” on each side.
The quilt can be NO LONGER than 110” ON A SIDE.

Quilt must read as red, white and blue. Small areas of other colors may be in the design of a fabric but the colors of the quilt must read as Red, White, and Blue.

Only quilts should be submitted. 
There is a nonrefundable $20 submission fee per quilt.
There is no made by date.

The rules

Preview Entry Screen

Enter the call


Quilts, Inc.
7660 Woodway Suite 550 
Houston, Texas 77063 USA
Phone: 713-781-6864

Contextile 2024 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial

DEADLINE: March 8, 2024 {EMAIL}


Contextile 2024 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial
Palácio Vila Flor – CCVF
Guimarães, Portugal
September 7, 2024 to December 15, 2024


CONTEXTILE invites all artists (national and international) to present artworks to the competition for the International Exhibition, as part of the programme of its 7th Edition, Contextile 2024 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, to be held in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, from the 7th September to the 15th December 2024.

In 2024, the Contextile biennial focuses its activities on the thematic concept To TOUCH, transversal to all the rubrics of its programmatic contents.

The International Exhibition will be composed by 50 artworks from 50 artists, 45 of these works will be selected for exhibition indoors and 5 works for outdoors (public space).

The artistic works will be selected by an international jury, composed by Lala de Dios (art historian, curator and teacher of textile), Janis Jefferies (Emeritus professor of visual arts and curator), Magda Soboń (textile artist and visual arts teacher), Cindy Steiler (visual artist), Cláudia Melo (artistic director of Contextile 2024).

The jury will also award an Acquisition Prize of €7.000,00 (seven thousand Euros) and two Honourable Mentions with prizes award (see selection process of the Regulations), at the moment of the biennial’s opening.

The 50 works of the international exhibition may also be selected, during the biennial, for the ATP – Associação Têxtil e Vestuário de Portugal Acquisition prize, in the amount of €2.500,00 euros.

The interested artists may apply with new creations or recent artworks, until the 8th March 2024, being accepted all artistic expressions in the visual arts disciplines. The proposals and artworks submitted for the competition will have to be around the textile element, through its concept, theme, techniques or materials. 

The artworks will have to be highly creative, original, technically competent and relate to the theme and concept of this 7th edition.

The application will only be considered finalized and validated after payment of the registration fee: €10.00 (euros) / $11,00 USD.

The Open Call

The theme TO TOUCH

The Prize ATP – Associação Têxtil e Vestuário de Portugal Acquisition

The Application


Phone: +351 963 819 911