Friday, October 02, 2015

"Urban Murmurs" 2016 Juried Exhibition

Deadline: February 1, 2016 {ONLINE}

Urban Murmurs
2016 Juried Exhibition
Experience Fiber Art

Historic Times Square Building
Rochester, NY
April 18 - May 20, 2016

Exhibition Statement:
Urban Murmurs is about the literal and metaphorical spices that enrich our world. It is an exploration of the unobtrusive and inconspicuous. An attempt to highlight white noise that would be missed if it wasn't there.

MATERIALS: The original artwork work must be predominately fiber. 2-D works must has a sleeve on the back for hanging. 3D objected must include structure components to

make the artwork free standing.

DIMENSIONS: 2-D artwork - Maximum perimeter 240”. Maximum vertical dimension 60”. Minimum perimeter 96" Minimum vertical dimension 24". 3-D artwork - Maximum height,

width and depth 24". Minimum height, width and depth 8".

ENTRY FEE: All entries will be done electronically. Entry fee, $30 for up to 2 entries. Entry fee is non-refundable.

JURORS: Eugenia Barnes, Deborah C. Pope, Gabriela Zanandrea

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Julie Brandon and Val Schultz
Phone: (585) 313-8949

Queen Victoria Market: Christmas Market 2015

Deadline: October 25, 2015 {ONLINE}

Christmas Market 2015
Queen Victoria Market

Melbourne VIC
December 13, 2015

Applications are now open for stalls, shared stalls, demonstrations and micro-events! This is a curated market featuring hand-picked makers representing crafts from across the state with a Christmas and gift-giving bent.

There will be a dedicated Craft Hatch area focusing on emerging makers too!


 Stallholders must be Victoria-based practitioners.
 All products sold need to be 100% handmade in Australia and demonstrate a high level of creative design and originality.
 All applications will be reviewed by a panel of Craft staff and practitioners. The panel’s decision is final.
 All stall holders should be Craft Victoria members. We accept applications from both Craft members and non-members, however, should your application be successful, you will be required to become a member by choosing the membership package that is right for you.

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Online Application:

Enquires please contact Ramona Barry project co-ordinator, 03 9650 7775 or

Craft Victoria
31 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9650 7775

The Print Center: 90th Annual International Competition

Deadline: October 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

90th Annual International Competition
The Print Center

Philadelphia, PA
May-August 2016

The Print Center’s Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process. Artists who use printmaking and/or photography as critical components of their work, or whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices, are encouraged to enter.

Jurors: Alex Klein, Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; and Los Angeles-based artist Mungo Thomson

Entry Information
Entries are accepted online only.

Fee: $45.00 (USD)

Any artist using photography and/or printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Work submitted must have been completed in the last three years. Submitted works cannot have been exhibited within 50 miles of Philadelphia or in any prior exhibition at The Print Center. Up to five images may be submitted and only one submission per person is allowed.

Awards & Prizes
Three solo exhibitions at The Print Center to be held May-August 2016; inclusion in online exhibition of portfolios; Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award; and over $2000 in other purchase and material prizes.

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Contact Information
Direct questions relating to the competition to : Jacqui Evans,

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
p: 215.735.6090 ♦ f: 215.735.5511 ♦

Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency

Deadline: November 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency
Women’s Studio Workshop
Atelierhaus Beisinghoff

Diemelstadt-Rhoden, Germany
July, 2016

The Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency is a four-week opportunity that allows artists to work in a beautiful printmaking studio in Diemelstadt-Rhoden, Germany. Two artists will be chosen to work at Atelierhaus Beisinghoff, less than an hour away from Kassel, Germany.

This opportunity affords artists more than just studio time. Images, thoughts, and words from diverse viewpoints come together when artists from different continents converge at Atelierhaus. Barbara Beisinghoff also invites local press for an artists’ presentation during the residency.

Accommodation is free of charge and provides artists with an apartment, shared bath, library, kitchen, living room, garden, and sewing/ironing room. The resident pays for travel costs, food, and materials. Artists prepare lunch together.

Atelierhaus Beisinghoff offers access to:
•Letterpress studio with Korrex flatbed press, Garamond, Helvetica, Futura, Wallau, and some Bodoni Antiqua typefaces
•Intaglio studio with Plankenhorn etching press for paper up to 132 x 180 cm (52 x 70 in)

The residency in a nutshell:

Applications due: November 1, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by December 1
Length of residency: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: July following application

Application must include:
•A current resume
•A one-sentence project summary followed by a half-page project description (12pt type or larger)
•Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
•An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

Apply online:

Visit website for more information:

Women’s Studio Workshop
P.O. Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
(845) 658-9133

Visual Arts Fellowships Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Deadline: November 6, 2015 {ONLINE}

Visual Arts Fellowships
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Art & Education Division
Richmond, VA
2016–17 Season

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia.

VMFA is committed to supporting Virginia’s professional artists and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen fields. To this end, VMFA awards fellowships to professional artists, graduate and undergraduate art students, graduate art history students, and college-bound high school seniors.

VMFA is now accepting applications for the following 2016–17 fellowships:

$8,000 Professional
$6,000 Graduate
$4,000 Undergraduate

Professional artists, graduate and undergraduate art students, graduate art history students, and college-bound high school seniors may apply.

Applicants must select the one discipline that most closely corresponds to the work they are submitting. Submissions are not judged within these disciplines, but instead within eligibility categories (professional, graduate, undergraduate) across all disciplines. Artists may apply only once during each Fellowship cycle.

• Crafts
• Drawing
• Film/Video*
• Mixed Media**
• New/Emerging Media***
• Painting
• Photography
• Printmaking
• Sculpture
• Art History (graduate students only)

Visit website for complete details including application procedure and link to online application:

Download: VMFA_VisualArtsFellowship_2016-17_flyer.pdf

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Art & Education Division
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4007

Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century

Deadline: November 7, 2015 {ONLINE}

Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century
Clatsop Community College

Astoria, Oregon
January 21 - March 10, 2016

Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century is an international juried competition hosted annually by the Art Center of Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, with a focus on the time-honored tradition of the nude human figure, an art form that continues to inspire and challenge many artists today as one of the most potentially rewarding subjects to explore.

Eligibility: Au Naturel is an international juried competition open to all artists working in any two dimensional drawing, painting, and printmaking media with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form ranging from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making.

Due to the special focus of this exhibit, photography is not eligible.

Entrants must be 18 years or older. Submitted artwork must have been executed in the last three years and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. Any artwork reproduced by photo mechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted.

FEES: Non-refundable $40 entry fee for the submission of one to three images, and $5.00 for each additional image beyond the third. Maximum number of images that may be submitted is 15.

JUROR: Lisa Harris, the Director and Owner of Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle.

• $1000 in cash prizes
• Up to $2000 in purchase awards
• One artist will be chosen to be featured in a solo show for the following exhibition season
• A select number of Visiting Artist Workshop awards will also be granted

Download Guidelines and Entry Information:

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Au Naturel International Juried Exhibition
c/o Kristin Shauck
Visual Arts Center
Clatsop Community College
1651 Lexington Avenue
Astoria, OR 97103

'By Hand' A National Biennial Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: November 12, 2015 {ONLINE}

'By Hand'
A National Biennial Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition
Creative Arts League of Sacramento, California

Coker Gallery at Blue Line Arts
Roseville, California
Jan 16 2016 thru Feb 27 2016

By Hand is a national biennial fine craft competition and exhibition sponsored by the Creative Arts League of Sacramento, California and exhibited in the Coker Gallery at Blue Line Arts of Roseville, California.

Our juror for By Hand 2016 is renowned curator, Elisabeth R. Agro, the Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Co-Founder and Advisor of Critical Craft Forum.

All media of craft are eligible for this competitive exhibition including wood, glass, clay, jewelry, metal, fiber, mixed media and more.

Fine Craft is work that meets the following criteria:

Contemporary craft work that is cutting-edge and ensures the highest standard of workmanship

Work that must not seek to reproduce or restore, but rather must be innovative in its use of materials and aesthetic vision

Work that not only reflects the signature of the individual maker, but also demonstrates investigation of processes and critical inquiry

Visit website to view complete information including link to online application:

Blue Line Arts
405 Vernon St, Ste. 100
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 783-4117

Carter Preston Prize 2015

Deadline: November 14, 2015 {ONLINE}

Carter Preston Prize 2015
Bluecoat Display Centre

Liverpool, England
July 9, 2016 – August 21, 2016

Applications are invited for selection for a new prize exhibition to be held in Liverpool in memory of the potter Julia Carter Preston.

• The competition is open to UK based artist designer makers in their first 5 years of graduating or completing their training.
Work can be in any craft medium including the use of new technologies in the production.
• Work must have been produced in the last 2 years and must be of the work to be exhibited if selected
• All work exhibited will be for sale in the exhibition*
• There is no minimum size permitted, but artists wishing to submit larger scale, heavy or work with specialist conservation or equipment requirements for consideration should check with the gallery first
• Attach a statement of no more than 200 words, and an up-to-date c.v.
• *6 shortlisted makers will be offered an exhibition at Bluecoat Display Centre from 9th July – 21st August 2016, with 1 winning a prize of £1,000 awarded by the selection panel at the private view on the 8th July
• Artists will be informed of the juries decision by December 5th 2015
• Application forms must be submitted with a £10 fee payable to the Bluecoat Display Centre either by pay pal account or by cheque in artists name.

Judging Panel:

Alan Whittaker, Hope University

Maureen Bampton, Bluecoat Display Centre

Angela Samata, Freelance Consultant

Teleri Lloyd-Jones, Editorial assistant Crafts Magazine

Toby Jackson, Freelance Consultant

Visit website for complete details including link to online application:

Bluecoat Display Centre
The Bluecoat
College Lane Entrance
L1 3BZ

+44 (0)151 709 4014

Omi International Arts Center Residency and Fellowship Opportunities

Deadline: November 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

Residency and Fellowship Opportunities
Omi International Arts Center

Ghent, New York
Summer Residency:
June 16, 2016 to July 12, 2016

Art Omi invites artists from every continent, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices, to gather in rural New York State to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. During four weeks each June - July, concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal. Artists whose work is interdisciplinary should read the descriptions of each of our residency programs to decide which one fits their practice.

Artists are provided with a private studio, shared living quarters, and meals at no cost, but are responsible for their travel and material expenses. Each session, a distinguished critic/curator is invited to participate as Critic-in-Residence, who leads discussions and makes individual studio visits. The Critic in Residence is on campus for the entire duration of the program. In addition, a former Critic in Residence is invited to be Critic Emeritus for the first week of residency.

The first week of the residency, artists have the opportunity to work with a master printmaker to produce an edition of monotypes. High quality material is provided.

Our Visitors Program enables residents to have conversations with many visiting art critics, gallery owners and prominent artists. Direct engagement with the New York City art world is unmatched by similar residency programs.

The residency culminates with Open Studio Day, during which hundreds of professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends view work, ask questions and engage with the artists.


ELIGIBILITY: Application is open to artists from all over the world who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years. Disciplines included: all practices that are labeled visual arts, sound art, performance, social practice. If you work in a category not listed here please contact us to see which of our residency programs is your best fit.

We don't accept applications from artists currently enrolled in either a BFA or MFA. We accept applications, however, from PhD students or from professional artists, with at least 3 years of professional experience, currently enrolled in a master degree other than in the Arts. Please note: having studied art is NOT a requirement: we accept applications from self-taught professional artists.

FELLOWSHIPS: Our fellowships ensure that artists from specific regions and/or dealing with specific issues are allotted a residency. If you are eligible for one of our fellowships your chances to be selected are greater.

Fellowships available for 2015:

- American Dream Fellowship
Fellowship for an artist from any country in the world who has never been to the United States. If you intend to apply for this fellowship, please notify Claudia Cannizzaro at

- The Antrev Habland Award
Fellowship for an artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. All candidates living in Montreal will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- ArteEast
Fellowship for an artist from the Middle East and the North African region. All candidates living in the Middle East or in the North African region will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- Cecily Brown Fellowship
Fellowship for a woman artist with no geographic or media restriction. All female candidates will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- Charlotte Street Foundation
Fellowship for an artist living and working in Kansas City. All applicants living in Kansas City will be automatically considered for this fellowship.

- Francis Greenburger Fellowship on Mitigating Religious and Ethnic Conflict
Fellowship only for an artist whose work relates to managing and/or mitigating religious and ethnic conflict. Work made at Omi must be in direct relation to this area. If you intend to apply for this fellowship please submit a one page statement explaining how your work fits in this category. Please email this document to Claudia Cannizzaro at

- The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Fellowship for a painter living and working in the United States. All painters living in the United State will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- Unlimit Art
Fellowship for an artist with disabilities. Eligible candidates must have a permanent disability as described in the ADA website. You have a disability if you have at least one of the following:

- a physical or mental impairment that "substantially limits" one or more "major life activities";
- a record of such an impairment; or
- you are regarded as having such an impairment.

If you intend to apply for this fellowship please notify Program Director Claudia Cannizzaro at

Complete information (including application procedure) available on website:

For further clarifications send an email to

Omi International Arts Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, New York 12075
(518) 392-4747

Las Laguna Gallery: Women in Art

Deadline: December 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

2016 - Women in Art
Las Laguna Gallery

Laguna Beach, CA
January 7 to January 29, 2016




The show is dedicated to the spirit and creativity of all women artists, past and present. Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California is looking for some unbelievable women artists.

All local, national and international women artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.

Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Other, Painting, Pastel, Photo, Photography, Watercolor, will be considered.

The work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered. Sizes up to 4 feet are acceptable. Limit to 48in.

* Sorry new jewelry or sculpture for this exhibition.
* No work that requires special installation or instructions will be accepted.

FEE: $35 for 3 images, $5 per each additional image

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Apply Online via CaFE