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Posted 1.30.2017 WMQFA 2017 Strawberry Challenge No Entry Fee – Limit 1 entry per person. Qualifications: 1) Entry may be a quilt or fiber art, 2) strawberry themed and 3) submitted with entry form between May 24 and June 1, 2017. Two categories: Category 1: Ages 15 and younger Category 2: Ages 16 and up Open voting by the public June 3 – 22, 2017. Entries will be on display in the museum lobby. The public can come in and vote for their favorite piece through June 22. But entries will be on display through the weekend of Strawberry Festival. For all the information, go here: http://wiquiltmuseum.com/education/classes-workshops/strawberry-challenge
Posted 1.30.2017 Third Fiber Arts Biennale: Keeping Warm You are invited to enter your fiber artwork in the Third Fiber Arts Biennale: Keeping Warm. This exhibition will be held December 7, 2017, through March 11, 2018, at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts. Any current Wisconsin resident or group is invited to enter up to two handcrafted fiber artworks. The museum is searching for examples of all fiber arts media throughout the state under the unified theme “Wisconsin’s winters are cold, but we know how to keep warm.” The exhibit title is Keeping Warm and will be a playful look at the way we deal with the winter months (in practical and whimsical fashion). Kits used for any media are not acceptable. The museum will only accept photographs of completed artwork as entries. Final selections from these photographs will be included in this special exhibit. For all the information, go here: http://wiquiltmuseum.com/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits/third-biennale-keeping-warm
Posted 1.15.2017 Uncommon Threads 2017 – ONE-OF-A-KIND WEARABLE ART SHOW Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Q Center, St. Charles, IL for the benefit of Fine Line Creative Arts Center. Calling all artists who create wearable items. Deadline for submissions June 1st 2017.RUNWAY ARTISTS: Open to all one-of-a-kind wearable art in any fiber-related media. Work represented must be an original concept and executed by the artist. BOUTIQUE ARTISTS: All work exhibited must be a functional accessory of original concept and executed by the artist. No copies or kits are eligible. We define accessories as special items that enhance a wardrobe such as scarves, shawls, jewelry, purses, hats, belts, etc. See website for more information and application details https://fineline.org/pages/uncommon-threads-2017
Posted 8.15.2016 Commemorating his Purple Reign–A Textural Tribute to Prince Submission Deadline December 29, 2016. Exhibit runs from March 9, 2017 – April 29, 2017. A international quilt exhibition celebrating the legacy of Prince, the artist and his music. The exhibition at Textile Center in Minneapolis will open March 9, 2017, and run through April 29, 2017, in the Joan Mondale Gallery. On April 21, 2016, Minnesota lost one of its great cultural icons, and Textile Center’s exhibition will celebrate Prince’s life in observance of the first anniversary of his death. This is exhibition will be juried by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, a Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellow, founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network (WCQN), 2016 inductee to the Quilters Hall of Fame Museum, and member of Textile Center’s National Artist Advisory Council. Artists age 18 and older may submit up to three works for jury consideration. For all the info, CLICK HERE!
Posted 8.15.2016 Textile Center Holiday Shop! Each November and December, Textile Center Shop extends into the Joan Mondale Gallery – tripling the Shop’s size – to become the Holiday Gallery Shop. We are seeking your fiber art for the 2016 Holiday Gallery Shop! Deadline is August 31, 2016 For all the info, CLICK HERE!
Posted 8.5.2016 Rosemount Area Arts Council. A Call for Quilters for the 3rd Annual Quilt Show. Quilters are to submit a photo of their work(s) for consideration to display at the 3rd Annual Quilt Show at the Rosemount Steeple Center at 14375 Robert Trail in Rosemount, MN. The show will take place from Monday, September 12 – Saturday, September 17, 2016. The following categories will be represented: Decorative Arts Quilts, Traditional Quilts, Youth Quilts. Submit a photo of your quilt to Gwen Lundgren by August 22, 2016 at Lundgren@charter.net or call 651.423.1979. Please list the name of the quilter, address, phone number, email address and the title of the quilt.
Posted 2.25.2016 Cherrywood Challenge! Let our luscious hand-dyed fabric tempt you into creating something fit for a king! Entry fee $45 includes registration, shipping and one fat quarter each of black and three official Cherrywood LION KING golds. Be inspired by the stunning artistry, vibrant colors and exhilarating choreography of Broadway’s Aware-Winning Best Musical, The Lion King. Submission Deadline is July 1, 2016. Official Rules: Finished quilt size 20″ X 20″. Quilt top and binding must be make completely from Cherrywood Fabric. The one exception is white which may be a different brand since we do not have white. At least 60% of the quilt must use the officlal Lion King golds and black. Additional accent colors of Cherrywood may be added. Embellishments may be added with the exception of glitter. Any technique of assembly is acceptable as long as it maintains the character of a textile quilt. For more info go to www.cherrywoodchallengeentry.com
Posted 11.9.2015 Michigan League of Handweavers 19th Biennial Fiber Show March 20-May 29, 2016 Dennos Museum Center – Traverse City, MI. The Michigan League of Handweavers 2016 Biennial Fiber Show will be held at the Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern MI College, Traverse City, MI, March 20-May 29, 2016. An artists’ reception will be held Saturday, March 19, 7:00 pm hosted by the Northland Weavers and Fiber Arts Guild. Awards will be presented and the show’s juror will give a talk. Please see the Dennos Museum Center web site www.dennosmuseum.org for museum hours and directions. Eligibility: Each exhibiting artist must be a member of the Michigan League of Handweavers. To become a member, visit www.mlhguild.org and click on ABOUT US/MEMBERSHIP, or send a $20 check (1-year membership, made payable to MLH) to Jennifer Gould, MLH Membership Chair, 435 Woodburn, SW, Byron Center MI 49315. An entry fee of $20 covers up to three submissions (check made payable to MLH). Entries in all areas of fiber arts and functional fiber are invited. Each entry must have been created since May, 2014. Work exhibited in other MLH exhibits since May, 2014, are eligible. Work created as part of a class or workshop is not eligible. Categories: Artists are asked to place each entry in one of two categories: Fiber Art or Functional Fiber. MLH will be awarding $250 for “Best of Show” in each of these categories. Other awards will also be given. Prospectus Entry Form
Posted 11.6.2015 “Out of Bounds” February 5 – March 12, 2016 The Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center is hosting a multi media show titled “Out of Bounds,” featuring work that encompasses the definition of the title: beyond limit, banned, beyond the pale, forbidden, inaccessible, off-limits, prohibited, restricted. All media will be accepted for jury By Dec 7, 2015 complete and submit the application form along with .jpg images on a CD. Best of Show and People’s Choice awards $25 for Fine Line Members $30 for non-members http://fineline.org/call-for-
Posted 8.10.2015 Fabrications Twelve. Crossings in Zumbrota, MN is organizing its 12th annual Fabrications exhibit. Entries can include artwork such as contemporary gallery pieces, wall hangings, 3-dimensional fiber sculpture, wearable art of all types, handcrafted jewelry, and holiday ornaments. Jurors will focus particularly on craftsmanship and innovative designs. This exhibit is open to all fiber and jewelry artists interested in displaying and selling their work. Fiber arts may include batik, surface design, felting, quilting, rug hooking, spinning, weaving, knitting, fiber sculpture, handcrafted paper and note cards, and needlework. Jewelry arts may include fiber, beading, stone, metal, paper and multimedia.
Submit 3-5 original pieces MAXIMUM, with an entry form and $15 entry fee per person (not per piece) by Saturday, November 7, 2015. No international entries. Full details and entry form available on website, www.crossingsatcarnegie.com
Posted 6.19.2015. All Fiber Exhibit. An annual exhibit at the Elk River Area Arts Alliance is September 16 – October 17, 2015. This year they are showcasing new exhibitors to the Arts Alliance. An artist reception will be held September 26, 2015. Entry deadline is August 28th, 2015. Please see www.elkriverart.org for details. Call 763.441.4725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Download PDF here.
Posted 6.11.2015. Fabulous Fibers: a fiber art exhibit at Crossings Arts Gallery. Submission Rules: This show is open to residents of Crow Wing, Cass, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena counties in Minnesota. Under the term “fiber art” fall certain techniques such as: knitting, quilting, felting, crocheting, weaving, sewing, basketry, etc. Combinations of materials are accepted; however the main material should be fiber or be produced via traditional fiber-related processes. Artwork must have been created in the past two years and not previously exhibited with TCAA. All work must be ready to install. Artwork must not be larger than 44” wide by 72” long. No artwork shall violate any copyright. All artwork will remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. Submission fee is $10 for Crossing Arts members and $15 for non-members and is non-refundable. Up to 3 pieces may be submitted for consideration. Submission Date: June 25, 2015 at NOON. Exhibit Dates: July 3 – 24, 2015 Fabulous_Fibers_submission_form
Posted 5.15.2015. Excellence in Fiber is an innovative juried exhibition. Selected works will appear in the First Annual Excellence in Fibers catalog which will be presented to curators and directors of 50+ museums and galleries that feature fiber work and a select group of fiber and fine craft collectors. It also will be integrated into the special expanded issue of Fiber Art Now magazine. Important Dates: Submission deadline: September 20, 2015
Notification: by October 15, 2015 Exhibition Catalog Release: December 10, 2015. Entry Requirements: Entries must be original work completed after January, 2012.
Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Collaborative works will receive recognition as one entry. Work of any size will be accepted. Please note that the impact of installation work is severely limited by the print medium. Work must be original in concept and design.
Posted 5.14.2015 29th Annual Uncommon Threads Art-to-Wear Runway Show, Luncheon and Boutique Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Q Center, St. Charles, IL for the benefit of Fine Line Creative Arts Center A $25 non-refundable jury fee. 6-1-15 Postmark deadline for all entries. RUNWAY ARTISTS: Open to all one-of-a-kind wearable art in any fiber-related media. Work represented must be an original concept and executed by the artist. BOUTIQUE ARTISTS: All work exhibited must be a functional accessory of original concept and executed by the artist. No copies or kits are eligible. We define accessories as special items that enhance a wardrobe such as scarves, shawls, jewelry, purses, hats, belts, etc. Contact: uncommonthreads@
Posted 4.22.2015 Call for entry exhibit proposals and on-going gift shop. The Hutchinson Center for the Arts announces a call for entries for solo and group exhibitions. Open to all MN residents working in any media, including installation and new media. The Hutchinson Center for the Arts is located in downtown Hutchinson, MN. The Center has exhibition opportunities for both emerging and established Minnesota artists. DUE VIA EMAIL MIDNIGHT ON JULY 31, 2015
All materials should be composed in Word, and images should be saved as jpegs, then attached in an email to: email@example.com The email subject line should read PORTFOLIO, then your first and last name (example: Portfolio, John Doe) Complete Application Info
Posted 2.12.2015 Call for Entry Fiber Focus 2015 Entry deadline is June 1, 2015. ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR “FIBER FOCUS 2015,” NINE-STATE JURIED FIBER ART EXHIBIT Exhibit & eligibility: “Fiber Focus 2015” is a nine-state juried fiber art exhibit open to artists 21 years of age or older residing in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. The goal of this nationally recognized exhibit is to present outstanding contemporary fiber artwork in all media by the Midwest region’s finest artists. Media: Contemporary artwork in any fiber media or combinations of fiber media. Media other than fiber may be incorporated if the central or key element being explored is clearly fiber or fiber technique. All styles and subject matter are encouraged. Exhibition dates: August 8—October 8, 2015. Entry deadline: June 1, 2015. Exhibition venue: Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103. Formed in 1986, Art Saint Louis is a non-profit visual arts co-op gallery, organization and advocate exhibiting work by established and emerging artists. Complete Application Info
Posted 1.1.2015 Call for Entry. “Second Fiber Arts Biennale: Wisconsin State of the Art” Submissions are due April 20, 2015. Exhibition held July 15 – October 18, 2015, at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts. Imagine your entry included in the second exhibit of its kind at the museum! Discover how you can participate in this explosion of creativity gathered from all areas of Wisconsin. The museum is searching for examples of all fiber arts media from throughout Wisconsin’s 72 counties for this special exhibit, and is reaching out to you to help to find those artists! All Wisconsin residents are invited to participate. Due to space limitations the museum is unable to accept all entries for the exhibition. WMQFA will accept photo submissions of individual works of art. Final selections from these photos will be included in this special exhibit. You may submit up to two handcrafted fiber art works. Artwork should be recent work. Kits used for any media are not acceptable. Please submit a digital entry (preferred) labeled with title, date of completion, maker(s), and dimensions of fiber artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a photo of the fiber work of art (with above information to Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, Attention: Norma Klimpke, P.O. Box 562, Cedarburg, WI 53012. Digital or hard copy photo(s) must be at the museum no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 20, 2015. (Photos will not be returned.) Please honor instructions on attached WMQFA Official First Fiber Arts Biennale Entry Form.The museum looks forward to receiving your entries. Thank you for helping the museum highlight “Wisconsin State of the Art.” Feel free to contact Norma Klimpke at (262) 546-0300 or email email@example.com with any questions. Application Form and Info
Posted 12.11.2014 Call for Entry: “Indulgence” Exhibit. Due Date is January 30, 2015. Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL invites artists near and far to submit original artwork on the theme of “indulgence.” “Indulgence” exhibit and sale will run March 20 – April 18, 2015. This is a national juried show. Almost any theme is possible. All 2-D and 3-D media will be included in this exhibition, and artists are encouraged to apply in any medium. The exhibit will be held in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) notfor-profit art center located in the Western suburbs of Chicago in St. Charles, IL. Download information and applications here: Application Form and Info. More information is available at www.fineline.org, or call 630-584-9443. Entry Fee. Awards.
Posted 11.26.2014 Call for entry: “UnpredicTABLE”. Fine Line Creative Arts Center presents this mixed media exhibition and sale. Due date is March 2, 2015. Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the theme of “UnpredicTABLE”. Pieces should represent those found at the table, such as tableware, table linens, provisions and decorations; or they should be evocative of the mood set when participants gather at the table for meals, such as paintings, tapestries, etc. Artists are encouraged to apply in any medium. The exhibit will be held in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) notfor-profit art center located in the Western suburbs of Chicago in St. Charles, IL. The dates for the exhibit are July 10 to August 8, 2015. Three jurors will choose from the pool of applicants. Artists are selected on the basis of originality and quality of work. Each selected artist may submit up to 5 pieces for display and sale at the show (2 dimensional/hanging pieces must follow hanging requirements indicated below). The show is produced by Fine Line’s Kavanagh Gallery Committee and will be advertised throughout the Chicagoland area through print media, postcards and on-line advertising. The show charges a sales commission of 30% for any items sold during the show. Fine Line will handle all sales/sales tax and will provide the artist with a check at the end of the show for all sales (less 30% commission). This is a gallery show, so artists need not be present while the show is open. Attendance at the gallery opening is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Fine Line will handle the show hanging, show opening and sales. Artists are responsible for the shipping costs and insurance to and from the show. Awards: There will be a non-monetary People’s Choice Award, chosen by popular vote of the attendees of the exhibition.
Posted 10.29.2014 Call for Entry: Grafton Arts Mill: A Winter Solstice Quilt and Art Show. The Arts Mill is proud to present, “A WINTER SOLSTICE” Quilt and Art Show. Artists are invited to submit 1 piece of art to this non-juried Quilt and Art Show. Artists are asked to submit a photo of their entry prior to art drop off, details below. The Arts Mill reserves the right to reject any work due to images being inappropriate for our audience. Work must be created by an artist 18 or older. All work must be the artist’s own original concept, design and execution; and not previously shown in the Arts Mill Gallery. Each piece must be clearly labeled on the back and properly framed or mounted and ready to hang. Art must be framed and must have wire attached securely on the back for hanging, NO sawtooth or notch tooth hangers. Paintings or painted artwork must be completely dry. All matted works on paper must be behind glass or plexiglass. Artists who enter video/digital entries are required to provide all equipment required to view their art as well as set up the entry for the exhibit. More Info
Posted 9.16.2014 Call for Entries: Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge The Muskegon Museum of Art announces a call for entries for Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, a two-part exhibition that will feature artwork from established and emerging textile artists from around the world. Part one of the exhibition is comprised of the artwork of some of the world’s top fiber artists, to include: Luis Acosta, Kyoung Ae Cho, Kate Anderson, Ewa Bartosz-Mazus, Lia Cook, Thomas Cronenberg, Nancy Crow, Patricia Hickman, Jan Hopkins, Wolfgang Horn, Ferne Jacobs, David Johnson, Gerhardt Knodel, Gyöngy Laky, Maximo Laura, Tom Lundberg, Libby Mijanovich, Laura Foster Nicholson, Krystyna Sadej, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Chizu Sekiguchi, Sherri Smith, Ixchel Suarez, Yoshiko Wada, Dawn Walden, Carole Weller, and Bhakti Ziek. Part 2 of the exhibition will feature artwork selected by a 3-juror panel (Ferne Jacobs, Gyöngy Laky, Namita Gupta Wiggers). Entry in this section is open to artists, 18 years and older, from any country. Artists are invited to enter up to two works of fiber and textile based art for consideration. Entry is $50 for one or two artworks. The exhibition will be held August 20 to November 1, 2015 at the Muskegon Museum of Art, located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Muskegon, Michigan. More Info
Posted 8.25.2014 Wichita Center for the Arts National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015. This exhibit will include handwoven or handmade fiber forms from fiber and textile artists across the United States. Artists are encouraged to enter handwoven or handmade fiber forms. The exhibition is open, but not limited to, the following: uniquely designed functional pieces such as coverlets, pillows, tablecloths, garments, rugs, etc., and nonfunctional tapestries, wall hangings, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works which have been printed, painted, embellished, felted, woven, knitted, twined, cast paper, quilted, stitched, or other forms of manipulating fiber for art. The Call for Entry deadline is December 29, 2014. There are $7500 in cash and purchase awards anticipated.
Posted 7.30.2014 Elk River Arts Alliance showcases fiber artists from around the area in their annual “All Fiber Exhibit”. Fiber techniques displayed will include quilting, braiding, basketry, crochet, weaving, papermaking, felting, fashion and knitting. This 3-week long exhibit features two felting workshops. Needle felted landscapes with Linda Johansen and Felting on Soap for Kids&Adults with Anoka Fiber Works. Go to Elk River Arts Alliance website for Call for Entry details. The Artists Reception and Fashion Show will take place on September 20, 2014 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The Fashion Show is at 3 p.m. For complete Call for Entry info, click on the links below. The artists’ entry fee for the exhibit is $15 for Arts Alliance members and $30 for non-members. Good luck! More Info
Posted 6.20.14 Ongoing Call for Artists. Old World Crafts and Education The Amana Arts Guild offers a rich diversity of programs and activities providing a wide range of cultural experiences in all area of the arts. Established in 1978 as a non-profit organization, the Guild continues to expand its list of programs and serves as a valuable resource for the Amana community, the state of Iowa, and the entire Midwest region. Our educational program includes seasonal classes and summer (July) workshops for children and adults. They include but are not limited to: painting, blacksmithing, basketry, tinsmithing, woodworking, rug weaving, and photography. The Amana Arts Guild encourages efforts of all citizens in the preservation of local cultural heritage. In addition it offers the public a variety of seasonal events including; a Festival of American Basketry, a Festival of the Arts, a Fall Fiber and Clay Art Show, a Communal Meal Celebration as well as Biannual Song and Poetry Festival. Each year the Guild presents a “Friends of the Arts Award” to individuals who have made important contributions towards growth of artistic life in Amana. The Guild maintains an arts center in High Amana as well as a wagon and blacksmith shop in West Amana. More Info
Posted 6.12.2014 Deadline: Saturday, November 8, 2014 Textile, fiber and jewelry artists are invited to submit work for the annual juried December exhibit “Fabrications” at Crossings. Consider this an opportunity to explore your medium, stretch it to new lengths, twist and turn it into new forms, spin in new technologies or ancient methods, string on a bit of fantasy and let viewers feel what you’ve felt! Entries can include artwork such as contemporary gallery pieces, wall hangings, 3-dimensional fiber sculpture, wearable art of all types, handcrafted jewelry, and holiday ornaments. Jurors will focus particularly on innovative designs and craftsmanship. This exhibit is open to all fiber and jewelry artists interested in displaying and selling their work. Fiber arts may include batik, surface design, felting, quilting, rug hooking, spinning, weaving, knitting, fiber sculpture, handcrafted paper and note cards, and needlework. Jewelry arts may include fiber, beading, stone, metal, paper and multimedia. Fabrications Eleven–Crossings at Carnegie
Posted 6.12.2014 Common Strands, an international fiber art exchange, seeks fiber and textile artists of Nordic American descent (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland) to visually express their personal connection to how they see, feel and experience their Nordic heritage. Artists who are selected will exhibit at the Dassel History Center in Dassel, Minnesota in March, 2015 and will be considered for exhibition in Finland in Summer 2015. Submission Deadline is extended to February 28, 2015. Deep Roots Extended Call for Entry-Common Strands
Posted 5.27.2014 The Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, IA seeks an artist/designer to develop a site-specific hands on, low-tech interactive art station for The Pearson Lakes Art Center’s ArtSmart Interactive Gallery that address’ one or more Elements of Art. The deadline is June 26th, 2014. Winning design will receive a $2 stipend and up to $12K in construction costs allowed. Creative Education Station Artsmart Call to Artists 2014