Friday, April 18, 2014

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum: 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival

Deadline: June 30, 2014 {ONLINE}

2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

La Conner Maple Hall and the Civic Garden Club
La Conner, Washington
October 3-5, 2014

The Festival is open to all Museum members and non-members, world-wide.

There is no limit to the number of entries.


Wall or Bed Quilt Size Limitations are applicable to all Wall or Bed Quilt categories, except Miniature:
•Traditional Quilts. Bed Quilts widths 60”-110”, length 75” or more (crib size minimum dimensions: 34”x 52”.)
•Wall Quilts maximum width 80”, maximum length 90”.

Modern Bed or Wall Quilts
Wall Quilts from Patterns/Books
Realistic Pictorial Wall Quilts
Abstract Pictorial Wall Quilts
Nonrepresentational Wall Quilts
Wall Quilts – All Others
Bed Quilts from Patterns/Books
Bed Quilts – All Others
Miniature Traditional Quilts
Original Wearable Art
Fiber Art – 3-Dimensional
Fiber Art – Fibers
Fiber Art – All Others

Jurying and Judging
Entries will be selected based on the quality of the submitted digital images and accompanying Artist's Statement. Jurors reserve the right to subdivide or combine categories depending on the number of entries received. Decisions of the jurors and judges are final; there is no appeal process.

There will be First, Second, and Third Place Awards for each Category. Additionally, there will be Awards of Excellence for each of the following:

•Best of Show
•Hand Quilting
•Domestic (or Home) Machine Quilting
•Long, Mid, and Short Arm Quilting
•Group - 3 or more, each to get an identical award
•Recycled/Reused Materials
•Fiber Art Innovation
•Judge's Choice (1 per Judge)
•Curator's Choice
•People's Choice

Entry Guidelines:

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Online Application Form:

Craft Cubed

Deadline: April 28, 2014 {ONLINE}

Craft Cubed

Melbourne VIC
August 2014

Craft Cubed is Craft’s annual festival of experimental, skilled and ideas-based craft and design. Featuring exhibitions, installations, open studios, workshops and events, Craft Cubed is a unique umbrella for practitioners and the public to engage with contemporary craft and design. Encompassing a Victoria-wide program, this year Craft Cubed will orbit around core happenings at Fed Square.

Right now, Craft is inviting groups and individuals to express their interest in being actively involved with making Craft Cubed a great festival. We are inviting people to especially reflect on the overarching theme of The Art of Handmade, as well as considering the spaces at Fed Square.

There are three ways to get involved in Craft Cubed 2014:


We invite you to propose ideas for satellite events at your venue. DIY Satellite Events are managed and funded by you at your own venue, but are promoted through our Craft Cubed marketing.

Your DIY Satellite Event can occur through-out or anytime during the Craft Cubed festival in August. It can happen in Melbourne CBD or anywhere regional Victoria.

Cost: Listing your DIY Satellite Event is FREE for Craft members ($25 for non-members)

To Apply: Complete the DIY Satellite Event Application:


Craft is now taking proposals to activate some of the different spaces that Craft Cubed will inhabit at Fed Square this August. We will curate a central program that is drawn from your proposals and things we program. If you are selected to be part of the Activate Fed Square program, you will be responsible for presenting the project and working with Craft and the venue regarding onsite logistics.

Some of the spaces around Fed Square that are available for proposal include:

Fed Square Atrium
Fed Square video screens
Fracture Gallery
Yarra Gallery
No Vacancy Gallery Project Space

Detail about these spaces is outlined in the PDF Information sheet:

To Apply, complete the online application form:


You might have an idea that is bigger than both of these other options. Let us consider your grand visions for innovative, creative highlights for the Craft Cubed festival program which revolve around our premise of the Art of Handmade.

Giant installations, band program, mega online interactive project? Tell us your craft dreams. Proposals will be considered and supported on a case-by-case basis.

To Apply: Complete the Blow Our Minds! application form:

Visit website for full details:

Contact Gemma Jones, Craft’s Project Coordinator, either by email or phone 03 9650 7775

31 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9650 7775

Fiber OPTIONS: Material Explorations

Deadline: May 22, 2014 {ONLINE}

Fiber OPTIONS: Material Explorations
The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA
MFA Circle Gallery
Annapolis, MD
July 18 through August 9, 2014

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its third biennial open-juried competition for artists working with fiber. Any two- or three-dimensional submission following exhibition guidelines will be considered by the juror. The exhibition chair is Kass McGowen.

JUROR: Aaron McIntosh currently lives in Baltimore, MD, and works at the Maryland Institute College of Art as a full-time professor in the Fiber Department.

Entries: Any original work constructed of natural or synthetic fiber including soft sculpture, painting on silk, felting, applique, tapestries, wearable art and more.

1. All work must be priced for sale or marked POR (price on request). Works previously exhibited in a juried show at Circle Gallery are not eligible.
2. Maximum dimensions of entry, including outside edges of frame, cannot exceed 72” in any direction.
3. Submit one JPEG image per piece entered and detail image as allowed.

1. Selections for exhibition are made by the juror from JPEG images.
2. Final acceptance is made by juror from delivered work.
3. Awards are designated by the juror.

Entry Fees
: A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
1 or 2 entries $35 (MFA members $20). Additional four entries $5 each. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Cash awards total $1000. Award contributors and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.

Download Prospectus: FiberOptionsFINALProspectusWeb2014.pdf

Visit website for more information:

Maryland Federation of Art
18 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Royal School of Needlewor: 21st Century Sampler Competition

Deadline: June 20, 2014 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

21st Century Sampler Competition
The Royal School of Needlework

Surrey, UK
July 8 to 13, 2014

Competition Brief -
To coincide with our “Samplers” exhibition in the Royal School of Needlework’s Studio we are running a Samplers Design Competition which is open to everyone!

Your challenge is to design a 21st Century Sampler. There are no limits as to what elements the sampler may or may not contain. Maximum size for the design is 45cm square, but it can be smaller than this and any shape.

The winner will get the opportunity to make up their sampler design for the RSN (with some help if required) so that it becomes part of the RSN’s Collection for years to come.

Terms & Conditions (truncated)

  1. Entrants can enter the competition as many times as they wish.
  2. Entrants must specify their age if under 18.
  3. All entries must be confirmed as your own original work.
  4. Entries must be designs only, not stitched pieces, and submitted digitally or by post on paper.
  5. If the sampler includes non-English script entrants must submit the English translation.
  6. Each design must be in two versions: one just of the design in colour and one indicating the techniques to be used. This can be achieved with an annotated copy of the design.
  7. The Judging Panel will include RSN Tutors, a Council member, staff and an external Judge (TBC).
  8. The Judging Panel’s decision is final and no correspondence or feedback will be entered in to following the announcement of the winner.
  9. Closing date for entries is Friday 20 June 2014.
  10. The winning design will be announced on 7 July 2014 at the Private View of RSN Certificate & Diploma Exhibition, and will be on display during the Exhibition, which takes place at the same time as the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 8-13 July 2014.
  11. The winner of the sampler competition will agree a timetable and deadline with the RSN for delivery of the completed sampler.
  12. The top three winners will receive a small cash prize and a goody bag of embroidery items.


Competition Brief
Entry Form

Visit website for complete details:

The Royal School of Needlework
+44 (0)20 3166 6932

Royal School of Needlework
Apartment 12a Hampton Court Palace
Surrey KT8 9AU, UK

Fiber Fever at Foundry Art Centre

Two Deadlines:
June 23, 2014 {POSTMARK}
June 25, 2014 {ONLINE} or {HAND DELIVERY}

Fiber Fever
Foundry Art Centre

Saint Charles, MO
August 8 - September 19, 2014

This exhibition highlights the use of fiber arts as media process towards artistic expression. Traditional and contemporary techniques and materials are welcome, as well as any themes the artist explores through fiber arts. Works may be two- or three-dimensional and must be original artworks conceived of and made by the artist. Pieces may be mixed-media, but must be primarily fiber; no photography or videos will be exhibited.

[1] $1000 Best In Show Award
[3] Group 3 Show Awards

Open to all artists 18 years & older, world-wide, both amateur & professional, working in all styles & schools of thought. This includes alternative and traditional artwork. All primarily fiber artworks in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration.

ENTRY FEEs: $35 non-members for up to three works; $24 Foundry Art Centre members for up to three works.

MARK NEWPORT is an artist & educator living in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Newport is the Artist-in-Residence and Head of Fiber at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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Questions can be sent to Melissa via email: or by calling 636-255-0270.


Figurative Art Today: Threadneedle Prize Open Exhibition 2014

Deadline: July 3, 2014 {ONLINE}

The Threadneedle Prize Open Exhibition 2014
Figurative Art Today

Mall Galleries
Federation of British Artists
London, England

Figurative art is more than ever at the forefront of contemporary art practice and is always a subject of debate. The Threadneedle Prize deliberately sets out to examine Figurative Art Today, producing a comprehensive current survey.

The Threadneedle Prize winner will receive a cash prize of £20,000 plus his or her own one-week exhibition at Mall Galleries in 2015 (value £10,000). Each of the five other shortlisted artists will receive £1,000; every work selected for the exhibition is eligible to win the Visitors’ Choice Award, a further prize of £10,000 voted by visitors to the exhibition.


Artists of any nationality, aged 18 or over on 1 January 2014, presently living or working in the UK or Europe (except employees of the Federation of British Artists and Threadneedle, and their agents). Previous prizewinners may also submit up to five works, but they are not eligible to win the same prize for a period of three years.

WHAT TO SUBMIT (truncated)

  • You can submit paintings, drawings, original prints, sculpture, mixed media constructions, small scale installations and reliefs. Artists are encouraged to submit fresh and intriguing works that are strong and topical observations or interpretations on the world around us. We only accept photography and video entries where they form part of a mixed media installation.
  • You may enter a maximum of FIVE works. These must have been completed after 1 January 2013; however they must not have been exhibited in any other prize or competition in the UK or elsewhere.
  • Cost to enter is £12 per work (including VAT), which is non-refundable. Artist members of the FBA and full-time students pay a reduced entry fee of £10 per work.
  • All works must be for sale. The Threadneedle Prize is not just a major showcase for exciting new figurative art, it is also a significant opportunity for collectors and dealers to discover and purchase your work.
  • You may submit work to The Threadneedle Prize if you are resident in Europe and are not normally resident in the UK. However, you must have a UK VAT registration number or intend to secure a UK VAT registration number before your work(s) can be sold at The Threadneedle Prize exhibition.
  • The price of works should include an allowance for the Mall Galleries’ commission of 45% (plus VAT). If you are registered for VAT, then the VAT due on the selling price of the work should be included in the price.
  • Size restrictions: Works cannot be larger than 2.4 metres along the longest dimension.

Full details available on website:

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions 2015

Deadline: July 14, 2014 {ONLINE} or {POSTMARK} or {HAND DELIVERY}

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions 2015
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Pittsburgh, PA
February 13 – May 3, 2015

Exhibition Opportunities:
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) is accepting application from artists living in a 150-mile radius of Pittsburgh for solo and collaborative exhibitions during the 2015 calendar year. This opportunity is open to artists working in any visual discipline including 2D, 3D, installation and time based work.

Exhibition Calendar:
Solo and collaborative exhibitions at PCA will be scheduled for February 13 – May 3, 2015. Solo and collaborative exhibitions at PF will be scheduled throughout the calendar year. Upon acceptance, the curatorial staff will schedule exhibition dates.

Selection Process:
Submissions will be reviewed by the curatorial staff of PF/PCA. Notification of selection results will be mailed August 29, 2014. Additional work or information may be requested for review.

How to Apply:
Work submitted for exhibition must have been completed within the last two years or be a proposal for the creation of new work. Please complete the submission form and include a project description, documentation transcript of work in addition to all requested support materials and processing fee.

Processing Fee:
Please include a $35 check with your submission, made payable to PF/PCA ($25 for PF/PCA members). Online submissions will only be considered complete once payment has been made via credit card.

Artists are expected to transport their work to and from the galleries and to pay all exhibition expenses not assumed by PF/PCA. As a part of the Artist Services program, PF/PCA offers artists information regarding grants and other resources.

Download Prospectus:

Online Applications may be submitted here:

Adam Welch, Curator
412.361.0873 x309

Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Exhibitions Department
6300 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
T: 412.361.0873
F: 412.361.8338

Lacemakers Exhibition

Deadline: September 5, 2014 {RECEIVE}

Stables Gallery
Orleans House Gallery

30 October 2014 - end January 2015

Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists locally, nationally and internationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions across three gallery spaces: Orleans and Stables Galleries in Twickenham and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.

Lace is an openwork fabric, patterned with open holes in the work, made by either by hand or machine. Once considered stuffy and Victorian, lace has been revived and reinvented by fashion designers, craftspeople and artists. This contemporary open exhibition showcases this versatile medium. We are seeking examples of lace, work incorporating lace or work inspired by lace.

Artists can submit up to 5 works. Artworks must be submitted as high resolution jpeg files on a CD (please do not include a case), with accompanying A4 sized photographic prints or good quality colour printouts.

Original artwork or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions to: Lacemakers, Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

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Queries to curator Mark De Novellis at

Orleans and Stables Galleries
Civic Centre
44 York Street
Telephone: 020 8831 6000

Artist Books Exhibition

Deadline: October 17, 2014 {RECEIVE}

Artist Books
Riverside Gallery

Orleans House Gallery
November 29, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists locally, nationally and internationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions across three gallery spaces: Orleans and Stables Galleries in Twickenham and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.

To coincide with the annual Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival, this exhibition showcases contemporary artists’ books – artwork in book form – from unique examples to limited editions works.

Artists can submit up to 5 works. Artworks must be submitted as high resolution jpeg files on a CD, with accompanying A4 sized photographic prints or good quality colour printouts. Original artwork or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions to: Artists Books, Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

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Orleans and Stables Galleries
Civic Centre,
44 York Street,
Telephone: 020 8831 6000

Focus: Fiber 2014

Deadline EXTENDED: May 7, 2014 (POSTMARK)
previous deadline: May 1, 2014

Focus: Fiber 2014
National Contemporary Fiber Art Show
Textile Art All
of the Cleveland Museum of Art
Erie Art Museum
Erie, Pennsylvania
September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015

The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Erie Art Museum.

Open to all artists who live in the U.S.A. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique. Innovative two- and three-dimensional fiber art is encouraged. Individual and collaborative entries are invited. Each entry must be an original work completed after June 2011, and not previously exhibited in any juried show that produced a catalog. Work produced in a classroom or under instruction is not eligible.

Up to three works may be entered. The entry fee is $35 for TAA members and $45 for non-members.

Paola Morsiani, Director of the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, State University of New York.

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Exhibition Information: Mary Ann Tipple, 440-327-8087

TAA Membership Information: Allison Tillinger,
216-707-2669 ,