Sunday, December 21, 2014

FugScreens Studios Residency Program


Residency Program
FugScreens Studios

Chicago, IL

The FugScreens Residency Program provides equipment and space for artists who wish to develop a body of screen-printing work, but lack the resources to do so independently.

Residents have scheduled access to the studio however FugScreens is unable to offer 24 hour access to the facilities due to legal restrictions on the building site. FugScreens staff will also be available to provide guidance and feedback.

Interested persons may fill out an application online. Proposals may be for a traditional edition of screen prints, textile work or a less conventional use of the medium. The resident will be expected to meet periodically (established at the beginning of the Residency) with Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff, Director of FugScreens to share ideas and works in progress.

At the conclusion or the residency, an optional reception displaying the work will be hosted by Fugscreens Studios. FugScreens hopes to encourage emerging Chicago artists to produce high quality work in a friendly and exciting environment.

Download Applications:



FugScreens Studios
1735 N Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 766-4060

Hyde Park Art Center Call for Proposals


Call for Proposals
Hyde Park Art Center

Chicago, IL
2017-18 Exhibition Season

Hyde Park Art Center’s exhibitions program is an incubator for artists looking to push the boundaries of their practice and whose work makes meaningful contributions to today’s social and political discourse. By enabling underrepresented artists to take risks and be entrepreneurial in their work, and giving them the broad exposure they deserve, the Art Center ensures that groundbreaking contemporary art gets made—and seen—in Chicago.

The Art Center welcomes submissions of artists’ work and curatorial proposals for group exhibitions on a rolling basis. Submissions are reviewed by the Exhibitions Committee, which consists of artists and art professionals, as well as the Art Center’s Director of Exhibitions and Executive Director. The Art Center plans its exhibitions program three seasons in advance.

To be considered for the 2017-18 exhibition season, please review the guidelines in the PDF below, and send proposals to the attention of the Director of Exhibitions. Due to a high volume of submissions and limited staff, please allow 12-16 weeks to receive a response regarding exhibition possibilities. There is no deadline for proposals.

Download Submission Guidelines:

Visit website for complete details:

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773-324-5520

Selvedge Spring Fair in London 2015


Selvedge Spring Fair in London 2015

Chelsea Old Town Hall
Kensington and Chelsea
London, United Kingdom
25 April 2015

The Selvedge Fair is a showcase for fine textiles. Companies or individuals who make textile products, sell haberdashery, antique or vintage textiles are invited to apply for a stand.


◦ Interiors/Homeware
◦ Fabrics & Haberdashery
◦ Clothing
◦ Antique Textiles
◦ Accessories
◦ Books
◦ Charity/Association
◦ Travel/Courses


Stand packages are available from £240 and include
◦ 6ft x 2ft table and chair
◦ 5 tickets to the fair £25.00
◦ A listing in the exhibition catalogue
◦ A dedicated page on the Selvedge website with 50 words and up to 4 images of your work

Main hall - £300.00
Small hall - £270.00
Corridor - £240.00

Visit website for complete details including updated submission dates:

Online application:

Chelsea Old Town Hall
King's Road
Kensington and Chelsea
United Kingdom

10th Annual Fashion Art Toronto Arts: Call for Fashion Designers & Artists

Deadlines: January 9, 2015 {POSTMARK} & {ONLINE}

10th Annual Fashion Art Toronto Arts

& Fashion Week
Exhibition Dates: April 21 25, 2015

Fashion Art Toronto Arts & Fashion Week celebrates inventive and contemporary expression through runway shows, photography exhibits, art installations, fashion films and performance. This annual multi-arts event, held every April, features 200 Canadian and international designers and artists each year and welcomes over 5000 guests; including buyers, curators, the media and fashion and art lovers in general.

Fashion Art Toronto Arts & Fashion Week invites fashion designers, installation artists and fiber artists to apply to show their work for the 10th edition of |FAT| April 21 25, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. Any mediums, materials, messages, visual presentations and performance used to deal with fashion, fabric, clothing or the body in a new, exciting and unorthodox way are all encouraged to be explored.

* Fashion Design
* Textile/ Fiber Art
* MultiMedia/ Installations for one of 12 individual artist installation spaces
* Films and Video Art
* Performance (dance/music/performance art)
* Photography


* Emerging & Established Artists & Designers
* National & International Artists/Designers

The April 2015, 10th year anniversary edition of Fashion Art Toronto Arts & Fashion Week celebrates what defines Canadian culture today. The 2015 theme titled #MADEINCANADA pays homage to influences drawn from Canadian art, design, technology, history, imagery, landscapes and the country's social fabric. Participation is open to non Canadian artists whose work draws inspiration from similar notions as described in the detailed themes and 2015 focus:

Submit Application:

Vanja Vasic
Twitter: @FashionArtTO
Instagram: @fashionarttoronto

84th Annual June Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

Deadline: January 9, 2015 {ONLINE}

84th Annual June Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show
Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Association

Philadelphia, PA
June 5-7, 2015

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show is held on the sidewalk which surrounds the beautiful and historic Rittenhouse Square in the very art-smart city of Philadelphia. Exhibiting only original art work in this affluent area of Philadelphia, artists have found success in both shows and consistently rate them as two of the top shows in the entire country.

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Shows are planned, organized and operated by the Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Association, a non-profit organization with a Board of Directors comprised of exhibiting professional artists.


This is an originals only fine art show. Only non-functional original work created by the artist may be shown and all work must be for sale. No reproductions may be shown or promoted. All work displayed must be of the same or better quality than the work submitted to the jury process.

The following is a list and explanation of those categories accepted for jury.

Any two-dimensional works created in either oils or acrylics.

Any two-dimensional works created in watercolors, gouache or tempera paint.

Any printed works for which the artist has manipulated the plates, stones, or screens. These works must also be printed by the artist and not an associate or helper. In addition, printmakers are required to disclose their creative process and printing technique. All prints must be signed and numbered as a limited edition.

Any two dimensional works created using a dry medium, including pencil, graphite, charcoal, wax crayons or pastels.

Nonfunctional three-dimensional work created in any media.

Mixed Media
Two- or three-dimensional is work that incorporates more than one type of material or medium in the production.


Each exhibiting artist must complete an online application with only one artist per entry, unless you are entering as collaborating artists. Applying in different mediums requires it a separate application. Each submitted application must include an application fee and its own set of images.

The Jury Process
This competitive show is limited to 143 exhibitors chosen by a jury of highly qualified 2D and 3D fine artists. All participants in the show will be chosen by this jury. Decisions of the jury are based on the quality, uniqueness, consistency and professionalism of the artwork.

Digital Images
Five (5) images are to be submitted for each individual medium category entered by the artists: four (4) images must be of individual pieces of artwork and the fifth (5th) must be a booth image showing the overall continuity and professional presentation of the artist’s current body of work. The jury needs to see both the booth display and work similar to the work which the artist plans to bring to the show. [Note: The booth image is mandatory.]

Collaborating Artists
“Collaborating artists” is defined as two (2) artists that work together on any one piece of art. If two artists collaborate, it is regarded as one joint entry. If accepted, all work exhibited must be collaborative.


Application Fee is $35.00

Standard Booth Fee: $425 (single booth). No double booths are available at this show.

Complete information available on website:

Applications accepted via ZAPP:


Steve Oliver - Executive Director

Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

Jan 12, 2015
Jan 19, 2015 [late]

Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival

Glencoe, IL
July 3, 2015 to July 5, 2015

This one-of-a-kind art festival brings botanic-themed and botanic-made photography, paintings, ceramics, cement, metal, fiber, wood, jewelry, and other pieces to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Festival Eligibility
1. All artwork submitted to the jury process, displayed and presented for sale must be designed and executed by the accepted artist.
2. Artist certifies that jury images submitted represent his/her current original work.
3. Art collaborators that produce a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor. Such a team may not consist up to two people. If you enter as a collaboration, it must be clearly noted on the application and the collaborative effort must be clearly defined. Both artists must be present during all festival hours.
4. No work by apprentices or employees will be accepted.
5. Buy/sell vendors are strictly prohibited for all or part of an artist’s booth.
6. Artwork created from commercial molds, mass-produced kits, embellished objects or other commercial methods or artwork produced in studios involved in volume production will not be permitted.
7. Work made from ready-made items like clothing, glassware, furniture, etc. with painted, dyed or added embellishments will not be accepted.


2D – Original, two-dimensional work including graphite, charcoal, chalk, pastels, wax crayon, inks, and washes. All work must be framed and finished. 2D Artists must have panels in your booth.

3D Functional – Dimensional work that has a function – such as wearable fiber or wood furniture.

3D Non Functional – Art that serves an aesthetic not functional purpose. Generally “sculptures.”

Painting – Original, two-dimensional work created with pigment, including oils, acrylics, watercolor, egg tempura, etc.

Photography – Signed prints created by the artist from his/her own original negative or digital files that have been processed by that artist or under the artist’s direct supervision.

Jewelry – All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials, must be entered in this category. No commercial cast, molds or production studio work is allowed.

Jury and Selection Process

The jurors’ panel consists of jurors selected for their in-depth knowledge and experience. A diversity of backgrounds and skills including: working artists, educators, fine art and craft gallery owners, and museum directors/curators. It is the policy of the festival to select a new panel of jurors for each year to allow for a fresh perspective and to give applicants a fair chance for entry.

All applications are viewed anonymously. The artists accepted into each category are based on their total combined score of the jurors. The top scoring artists are invited to participate in the show.

The artistic work submitted by each artist is juried based on the criteria listed below:
• Body of Work: How well the images represent a point of view
• Artistic Theme: design, vision, creativity
• Technical Competence: technique, skill, degree of difficulty, mastery of materials used

Jury and Exhibit Space Fees

$35 Jury Fee (non-refundable)

$655 Exhibit Space Fee (half due upon acceptance)

Visit website for complete details including link to online application service:

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Main: (847) 835-5440
Member: (847) 835-8215

Cary Collection Short-Term Research Fellowship

Deadline: January 15, 2015 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

Cary Collection Short-Term Research Fellowship
The Cary Graphic Arts Collection

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a one-month research fellowship for the study of the history of graphic communication. The fellowship is open to scholars engaged with subject areas covered by the library’s holdings. The Cary Collection is one of the premier libraries on graphic communication history. The collection has extensive primary and secondary resources on the development of the alphabet and writing systems, early book formats and manuscripts, calligraphy, the development of typefaces and their manufacturing technologies, the history and practice of paper making, typography and book design, artists’ books, printing and illustration processes, and bookbinding.

The Cary Collection short-term fellowship is for one month of study in residence at the library, with a stipend of $2,500 to cover travel and living expenses. The fellowship must be used within a year of the award.

Visit website for more details including research collections and complete holdings:

Applications are due January 15, 2015. To apply, please mail or email a research proposal detailing your project, a CV, and two letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Steven K. Galbraith, Curator
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Small Works: 38th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition

Deadline: January 16, 2015 {POSTMARK}

Small Works
38th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
Harper College

Art Exhibition Space
Palatine, IL
March 2 - April 2, 2015

The College's annual national juried exhibition highlights work selected from entries by artists from across the country. The show will feature a wide array of media, ranging from photography and prints to painting and sculpture.


All artists over 18 living in the USA are eligible. In its largest dimension, individual artwork must be no greater than 24 inches including frame if applicable. All media are eligible, excluding jewelry and film/video. Weight limitation of 45 pounds. No work that requires special installation or instructions will be accepted. Only work created within the last three years is eligible.

Accepted work may be considered for purchase for the Harper College Educational Foundation Art Collection. Accepted artists may be considered for a solo exhibition at Harper College.

Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions at Chicago’s Hyde Park Art Center since 2004.

All entries will be judged from digital files. Submit up to three (3) digital files in jpg form on a CD only.

$35 NON REFUNDABLE fee entitles each artist to submit a maximum of three entries.

Download Prospectus: Small Works Prospectus.pdf

Visit website for more information:



Small Works
Art Department
Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067-7398

ViewPoints 2015: 18th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

Deadline: January 24, 2015 {ONLINE}

ViewPoints 2015
18th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

aljira, Center for Contemporary Art
Newark, NJ
June 4 – 30, 2015

Eligibility: Open to all fine artists.

Entries: (truncated)

 Artists may submit a maximum of 3 jpg images.
 All media accepted including videos and installations.
 Work must have been completed within the past 2 years. Work previously shown in any SMI exhibition will not be accepted.
 Three views of 3D work will be accepted.
 Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. No substitutions will be accepted after selections are finalized.


 2D work: Maximum 6 feet in any direction. Wall-hung art must be properly wired for hanging, no saw-tooth hangers.
 3D work: Maximum 4 feet in any direction.
 Video: mov, mp4, and wmv files will be accepted up to 500mg.
 Floor installation: Maximum 48x48 inches.

NO ceiling hung work. Electronic and digital works must be ready to show - artists must provide all components.
Work not conforming to the submission requirements will be rejected.

Juror: Jeffrey Wechsler, curator for the Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery in New York City.

Cash Awards: Minimum of $1,350 total cash awards.

Entry Fee: SMI Members: $35, Non-members: $40

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for more information:

Contact: with any questions

Studio Montclair
108 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

Artsplosure: The Raleigh Arts Festival

Deadline: January 28, 2015 {ONLINE}

The Raleigh Arts Festival

Raleigh, NC
May 15-17, 2015

Each fall, Artsplosure issues a “call for artists” interested in exhibiting and selling at its namesake festival held each year on the third weekend in May. All work displayed or offered for sale must be the artist’s own creation. This year’s Artsplosure: The Raleigh Arts Festival is now three days: May 15-17, 2015.

The deadline for submission is January 28, 2015. A four-member jury reviews and scores all submissions by February 27, 2015, with notification of acceptance or non-acceptance occurring soon thereafter.

Application fee: $32 if submitted by January 28, 2015.

The booth fee is $330 for a single space (12′ x 12′) and $660 for a double space (24′ x 12′).

At the festival, a three-judge panel awards six cash prizes totaling $3,500:

◾ Best in Show: $1,250
◾ Judges’ Choice: $750
◾ Two Merit Awards: $500 each
◾ Two Honorable Mentions: $250 each

Visit website for more information:

Submit Application Online

313 S. Blount Street
Suite 200B
Raleigh, NC 27601
E: Inquiry
P: (919) 832-8699
F: (919) 832-0890