Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce: BKLYN Designs 2015

Deadline: February 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

BKLYN Designs 2015
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Brooklyn Expo Center
Brooklyn, NY
May 8 to 10, 2015

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for BKLYN Designs, which will return in 2015 on May 8th, 9th and 10th.

BKLYN Designs 2015 is New York's premier exhibition of contemporary furnishings and home accessories designed or manufactured in Brooklyn. This internationally renowned, juried exhibition features a dynamic collection of designs from the most innovative Brooklyn-based designers and manufacturers.

After over a decade in DUMBO, the event is moving to the Brooklyn Expo Center, the 40,000-square-foot facility in Greenpoint—a neighborhood that has become a hub of creative activity in the borough. Once again, thousands are expected to attend to take in the collection, which will include the latest contemporary furniture, lighting, carpet and flooring, wall coverings, tabletop/outdoor furniture, and accessories.

Those interested in participating can download and submit an application at The deadline for early consideration is February 1, 2015 with a rolling deadline (to capacity) thereafter.

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For any inquiries please contact Santina Giammona, Director Special Events & Projects,, 718.875.1000 ext. 144.

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Novità Communications
277 Broadway Ste. 201
New York, NY 10007
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National Basketry Organization: All Things Considered VIII

Deadline: February 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

All Things Considered VIII
National Basketry Organization

Joan Mondale Gallery
Textile Center
Minneapolis, MN
July 9- August 22, 2015

The National Basketry Organization (NBO) invites submissions to the biennial juried exhibition: All Things Considered VIII. This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the NBO 2015 Biennial Conference, co-hosted by NBO and the Textile Center in the Joan Mondale Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

The NBO All Things Considered exhibitions over the past 15 years have become an important record of artistic work being done within traditional and contemporary basketry. They are unique in their focus on basketry and in their inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists.

The goal of the exhibition is to showcase benchmarks of excellence in traditional and sculptural basketry that demonstrate superior technique and original concept and design.

NBO encourages both established and emerging artists to submit work.


The exhibition is open to all members of the National Basketry Organization. Artists must be current members of NBO to submit work for this exhibition. If you are not a current member, you may become a member through

Three pieces may be entered per artist. Works exhibited in previous NBO exhibitions are not eligible.

Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible and work must be completed in the last three years (2011 to 2014).

Work may not exceed six feet in any direction and weigh no more than can be handled by two people.

$30 entry fee required for all NBO members. Student member – no fee (attach a copy of student ID from a accredited educational institution). Payment required by PayPal or credit card through Juried Art Services online entry.


Best of Show - $400, Best of Traditional Basketry - $200, Best of Sculptural Basketry - $200, Textile Center Innovation Award - $200.


Michael Davis - Studio Artist, Former President & Co-Founder of the National Basketry Organization.

Perry Price - Director of Education at the American Craft Council.

Visit website for complete submission details:

Apply via Juried Art Services


Call: National Basketry Organization 828-837-1280

P.O. Box 1524
Gloucester, MA 01930-1524

E-mail: Emily Dvorin – or Tel: 415-602-0131

Shirt Factory Gallery: Small Works 2015

Deadline: February 1, 2015 {ONLINE}

Small Works 2015
Shirt Factory Gallery

Glens Falls, New York
March 6, to April 4, 2015

Small Works 2015 is the third edition of this rapidly growing show and will be held at the Shirt Factory Gallery. The Shirt Factory Gallery now offers three juried shows a year, bringing in artwork and introducing artists from across the country.

The gallery is located in a historic manufacturing building, brought to new life, which now houses more than 60 artist studios, shops, galleries and services. Its clean, modern design features an open floor format with a small annex.

Theme and Eligibility
Small Works.
Maximum Image size: 12 inches on longest side
Maximum Frame Size: 16 inches on longest side
Sculpture: 12” on longest side

This is an open call opportunity; media may include sculpture, photography, painting, printmaking, pastel, digital art, clay, etc. Work must be ready to hang or display, works not ready to hang will not be included in show.

Artists are encouraged to attend the reception.

Original artwork only. All submissions must be for sale.

Best of Show: $1,000
Second: $500
Third: $250, additional prizes will be awarded.

The juror is Rebecca Pelchar, Humanities Chair, Director of the Visual Arts Gallery, and Assistant Professor of Art at SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury, NY.

A maximum of 3 pieces may be submitted for jurying.

Nonrefundable Fee: Jurying fee is to be $30 for two submissions, $40 for three submissions.

All entries will be through

Download Prospectus:

(518) 232-5939

Suite 120, The Shirt Factory
71 Lawrence Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Franconia Sculpture Park/Jerome Fellowships and Open Studio Fellowships

Deadline: February 6, 2015 {EMAIL}

FSP/Jerome Fellowships and Open Studio Fellowships
Franconia Sculpture Park

Shafer, MN
Four Week Residences between:
April 1, 2015 and September 12, 2015

Fellowships provide the opportunity for artists and/or artist teams to create ambitious new projects and exhibit work while in residence at Franconia Sculpture Park. Franconia’s fellowship program includes FSP/Jerome Fellowships (available to artists in New York City and Minnesota) and Open Studio Fellowships (open to artists in all 50 states). Only one application is required to apply to either fellowship opportunity.

Fellowship Program Details

• Up to 10 artists or artist teams will be selected
• Fellowship artists receive a stipend of $4K - $5K to support their time in residence and the creation of new work
• Residencies last a minimum of 4 weeks
◦ Must take place between April 1, 2015 and September 12, 2015
◦ Fellows may NOT be in residence the last week of July or the first week of August.
• Artwork created during the fellowship will be included in Franconia’s outdoor exhibition for a minimum of 1 year.

Types of Proposals Considered

• Sculpture
• Multi-media
• Performance
• Three-Dimensional installation
• Site-Specific

Review Process

A panel of five jurors comprised of arts professionals will make the selection for Franconia’s 2015 Residency Fellowships. During the review process, panelists are looking for emerging and mid-career artists or artist teams who are ambitious, self-challenging, present a professional application, and who will gain professional experience from the residency and exhibition opportunity at Franconia.

Download download the Proposal Directions :

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If you have questions regarding Fellowship Artist opportunities, please contact the Franconia sculpture Park Office at 651-257-6668, or

Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN 55074


Deadline: February 21, 2015 {ONLINE}

Yeiser Art Center

Paducah, Kentucky
April 1 - June 6, 2015

Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2015 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center's most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational "must see" for quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe.

The show began in 1987 as a wearable art show but has evolved over the years to include a compelling mix of traditional and non-traditional works created from natural or synthetic fibers.

Traditionally, Yeiser Art Center receives nearly 800 entries from 128 artists from 12 countries. All selected work will be on display at the Yeiser Art Center April 1-June 6, 2015. The Fantastic Fibers exhibit is an American Quilter's Society (AQS) sanctioned event. This year's AQS QuiltWeek dates are April 22-25, 2015.


The 2015 Fantastic Fibers jurors are Marcia Young, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Fiber Art Now magazine, and Laverne Zabielski, renowned Kentucky fiber artist, creator of Truly Wearable art and noted author.


Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium are welcome. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. There are no size restrictions.

No more than five entries may be submitted by any artist. A nonrefundable entry fee of $15 per entry for up to five entries is required.

Entries are submitted solely online through the CaFÉ™ Call for Entry website

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For questions or comments, email Kathy Knotts or Rosemarie Steele or call 270.442.2453

Yeiser Art Center
200 Broadway
Paducah, Kentucky 42001

39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

April 1, 2015
April 15, 2015 [Late Fees Apply]

39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
November 12-15, 2015

The 39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The jury will accept 195 craft artists.

This show of Art by Hand serves as the Museum's largest yearly fundraising event and is devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of craft art. Cumulative 38-year contribution: $10.5+ million. Funds raised are used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to support exhibitions and education programs and to contribute to conservation and publication projects.


The Show is open to all craft artists who are residents of and working in the United States. All work, whether one-of-a-kind pieces or limited editions, should be well conceived and expertly executed without technical faults; works should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, showing imagination and the mark of the craft artist's individuality.


Basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (includes all media), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, handmade paper, wearables and wood.


To encourage the participation of craft artists who are beginning their careers, an Emerging Artist category is available. This option is open only to those who have been working at their craft for six (6) years or less and who have never exhibited at the Show. The application procedure and fees are the same as above. However, those who check the Emerging Artist category will be juried in that same category. If you choose to apply as an Emerging Artist, you must do so exclusively. Those who are accepted will have two booth options: to share a booth with one other emerging artist or pay the special fee of $1,000 for a 10'x10' booth space.

2015 JURY

Lola Brooks, Metalsmith, Lexington, GA

Sam Harvey, Co-Owner, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO

Ronald T. Labaco, Marcia Docter Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

Don Miller, Artist and Associate Professor, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Tina Oldknow, Senior Curator, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY


In addition to the Best of Show award ($1,500), there are eight (8) cash awards ($1,000 each) for excellence selected and sponsored by foundations, individuals and arts organizations.


The show uses Juried Art Services for electronic applications. The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically by April 1, 2015, is $50.00, payable online at the time you fill out the application.

Each entrant must submit five (5) images for consideration by the jury. Images must be of current work and representative of work entrant plans to exhibit at the show.

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Submit Applications via Juried Art Services

Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize 2015

Deadline: April 3, 2015 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize 2015
supported by Edelkoort Inc.

New York, New York

Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort and fellow curator Philip Fimmano are pleased to announce the creation of a new international design prize to be awarded to a textile or fashion design student who exhibits innovative thinking and inspiring creativity in textiles.

The Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize honors Dorothy Waxman, the original driving force behind Trend Union and Edelkoort Inc. in the United States and contributing reporter to the magazines View on Colour, Textile View and Viewpoint. Waxman’s insatiable curiosity and discerning eye for the avant-garde has inspired Edelkoort and her team for decades. Waxman also introduced the American fashion industry to European textile partners with her work at the Fashion Group. As an avid textile aficionado, she believes that creative fabrics can change the design landscape in profound ways.

Proudly supported by Edelkoort Inc. in New York, the award winner will receive a prize of US $5,000 and coverage on the online interactive trend platform, The award is part of Edelkoort and Fimmano’s Talking Textiles initiative that promotes textile education, creativity and awareness.

The competition is open to students from any country currently enrolled in a textile, fashion or knitting course. The winning design will be chosen by Dorothy Waxman based on its aesthetic and creative identity. Applicants should fill in the form and send their entries by post or email.

Download Application:

Visit website for more information:

Edelkoort Inc.
205 East 16th Street, Suite 1A
New York, N.Y. 10003

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum: Birds in Art 2015

Deadline: April 15, 2015 {POSTMARK} or {ONLINE}

Birds in Art 2015
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Wausau, Wisconsin
September 12 to November 29, 2015

Three simple words – birds in art – took on a life of their own when they became a Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum exhibition title. Throughout the years, Birds in Art has morphed and grown and now is recognized around the world as the exhibition that sets the standard for avian art.

Since 1976, Birds in Art has showcased the remarkable talents of more than 950 international artists, who have presented their very best work interpreting birds and related subject matter.

The Woodson Art Museum again invites two- and three-dimensional artists working in all mediums other than crafts and photography to submit original artworks for jury consideration for Birds in Art 2015.


1. No one dimension shall exceed 72 inches [183 centimeters].
2. No work shall exceed 150 pounds [68 kilograms].
3. All work must have been executed in 2013, 2014, or 2015.
4. No work shall have been previously exhibited at the Woodson Art Museum.

Entry Procedures (truncated)

1. A maximum of two works may be entered per artist; however, artists selected for Birds in Art will be represented by only one work.
2. A maximum of one digital image per two-dimensional work and two digital images per three-dimensional work may be submitted.
3. Non-refundable entry fee for one entry: $50
4. Non-refundable entry fee for two entries: $60.

View Online/Printable Entry Form:

Visit website for complete prospectus:

Direct correspondence to
Birds in Art
Woodson Art Museum
700 North Twelfth Street
Wausau, Wisconsin 54403-5007 U.S.A.

Direct other inquiries to
Telephone: 715.845.7010
Fax: 715.845.7103

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: "State of the Art" Fiber Arts Biennale

Deadline: April 20, 2015 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

‘State of the Art’ Fiber Arts Biennale
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

Barn Gallery
Cedarburg, WI
July 15 – October 18, 2015

The Second ‘State of the Art’ Fiber Arts Biennale will be an explosion of creativity gathered from all areas of Wisconsin! The exhibit will showcase fiber art from each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. All Wisconsin residents are invited to participate.

Due to space limitations the museum is unable to accept all entries for the exhibit.

WMFQA will accept photo submissions of individual works of art. Final selections from these photos will be included in this special exhibit held in the Barn Gallery.

Any current Wisconsin resident or group is invited to enter up to TWO handcrafted fiber art works.

Artwork should be recent work. Kits used for any media are not acceptable.

Complete details available on website:

Download Entry Form:

Contact Norma Klimpke at (262) 546-0300 or email with any questions.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
Phone: 262.546.0300

Unit Twelve Gallery: Artist Submissions


Artist Submissions
Unit Twelve Gallery

Tixall Heath Farm

We are a contemporary craft gallery, that hosts a regularly changing programme of themed, high quality contemporary craft exhibitions. We are not a shop, and do not hold stock, but host 3 monthly themed exhibitions with work sold on a sale or return basis.

What we are looking for: High quality contemporary craft – which could include textiles, wood, plastic, metal, ceramics, wire, jewellery, paper and printmaking. We are unable to accept fine art or photography.

How to apply: If you wish to be considered for a forthcoming exhibition, please send up to 6 images, a cv and an artist statement by email to

What happens next: You will receive an acknowledgement of your application. We will then be in touch if and when your work becomes appropriate for a specific exhibition we are scheduling. Please be aware that we normally work about a year in advance, and as the exhibitions are themed it could be a while before you hear back from us.

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Unit Twelve Gallery
Tixall Heath Farm
ST18 0XX

tel: 07811 460494