Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mixed Remnants has Returned!!!

Hello Friends:

We have been talking about this day FOREVER--the return of Mixed Remnants. While we are always in a state of flux, we are eager to push on building the Fiber Art Calls for Entry family. We still have loads of work to do on the site but we wanted to move forward by posting our first Artist Interview. Our contributor, Melva Hightower, spoke to Bren Ahearn whom we featured several months ago. You may read the interview here:

It is our pleasure to bring you fiber related opportunities. Thank you for interest and support. We hope you will stay with us as we continue to grow.

All the best,

Elise N.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols

Deadline: September 9, 2014 {POSTMARK} and {EMAIL}

Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

Museum & Arts Center
Sequim, WA
October 1, 2014 to November 29, 2014

Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols is a juried fiber arts exhibition revealing meaningful themes, designs, and relationships through fiber, fabric, and fashions with creative consideration that reflects and sometimes repeats imaginative motives, motifs, lines, and serendipity.


• All formats of fiber art will be considered, including wall-hung, free-standing, or pedestal mounted. Entries must be original and must not be copied, derivatives, or based on other copyrighted or published work.

• Please include the dimensions and weight of your work with each entry.

• Maximum of three entries per artist.

Selection Conditions (truncated)

• Entries will be juried from digital files.

• Work must be ready to hang and must be less than 60 inches x 60 inches. Some exceptions for wearable art. Hanging work may not exceed 50 pounds. Freestanding work that exceeds 50 pounds must be delivered and installed by the artist.

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Director, Exhibition Juror and Curator: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond


PDF Entry Form

Word Entry Form

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Inquires? Contact Renne:

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts: Artist Residency

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

September 15, 2014
March 15, 2015

Artist Residency
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts

Saratoga, WY
Winter/Spring: January – May
Summer/Fall: June – November

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. Located on 15,000 acres of scenic splendor at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest outside of Saratoga, Wyoming, the camp is situated right next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges.

Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians and composers are encouraged to apply for our four week artist residency programs, complete with lodging, meals, working facilities and incredible natural beauty. Two and six week residency options are also available; however priority will be given to the applicants applying for four week residency programs. Residents are at liberty to structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat. Whether solitude or social engagement is inspiring, the opportunities for creative enrichment are endless at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts.

Application Guidelines

The Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers two sessions per year. The Winter/Spring artist retreats run from January – May with the deadline September 15 of the previous year. The Summer/Fall session runs from June – November with the deadline on March 15 of the same year.

Duration of Residency

Options of 2, 4 or 6 weeks are available with preference going to 4 week requests. Duration is determined by jury rankings, overall application packet and schedule availability.

The application processing fee is $35 and is nonrefundable.

Download Application Guidelines:

Online Application:

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Questions: Submit additional questions to

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
66 Brush Creek Ranch Road
Saratoga, WY 82331
tel 307.710.7312
fax 307.327.5970

Carte Blanche, a group exhibition of collage works

Deadline: September 15, 2014 {EMAIL}

Call for Submissions
Carte Blanche, a group exhibition of collage works
Central Features

Albuquerque, NM
November 7 - December 20, 2014

Central Features seeks submissions of collage artworks to be considered for inclusion in Carte Blanche, a group exhibition of works by contemporary visual artists who use collage to push the boundaries of representation, abstraction, and appropriation, defying continuity and challenging expectations.

Wendy Vogel, Senior Editor at Modern Painters and independent curator
Jonathan Frederick Walz, Curator of American Art, Sheldon Museum of Art
Nancy Zastudil and Ian Goebel, owners, Central Features

Any living artist is eligible to submit their artwork for review and consideration, according to the following parameters:

Artwork must have been created after 2009 and available for consignment.

If selected, artist agrees to arrange for artwork to arrive at Central Features no later than October 20, 2014.

Send the following to: info@centralfeatures
Name and contact info
Up to three digital images of your available collages and a corresponding image list
Website (if applicable)

$10 submission fee

Visit website for complete entry details:

Central Features
109 5 St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

SPUN Fiber Art Exhibit

Deadline: September 15, 2014 {ONLINE}

SPUN Fiber Art Exhibit

Etui Fiber Arts
Larchmont NY
October 17, 2014 to November 10, 2014

  • Open to work made with fiber or fiber techniques (including but not exclusive to quilting, knitting, crochet, tatting, weaving, spinning, felting, etc) or with elements that reference fiber or fiber traditions.
  • If selected, work must be sent ready for hanging or display. Work shall not exceed 15 pounds and no one dimension shall exceed 24 inches.

  • Framed works will only be accepted with plexiglass - absolutely no glass.

  • All work must be for sale.
Juror: Bartholomew F. Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Hudson River Museum. Entry Requirements: Artists must enter online. Entry Fee: $30 for up to three entries. Entry fees are non-refundable. Download Prospectus Visit website for complete details (including online prospectus):

Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition of the Southeastern US

Deadline: September 22, 2014 {ONLINE}

Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition of the Southeastern US

Raleigh, North Carolina
December 5, 2014 to January 17, 2015

Artspace invites artists working in a variety of craft media to enter the Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition of the Southeastern US, a biennial national juried exhibition.


All work must be original. Eligible media include functional or sculptural works in the following: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, handmade paper, and wood. Fine art media such as painting, photography, and lithography are NOT ELIGIBLE unless incorporated into an otherwise eligible media. Decorated furniture, candles, pressed flowers, handmade reproductions, and objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are also NOT ELIGIBLE.

Eligible ties to the Southeastern US include birthplace, residence, or education based in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.


All accepted entries will be listed in an exhibition brochure.

Best of Show – $750

Second Place, Award of Distinction – $500

Third Place, Award of Merit – $250

Honorable Mentions (2) – $50 each

To Apply

Submit the information below via CaFÉ:

$30 application fee

Full details available on website:


Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs & Exhibitions,

The Oregon College of Art and Craft: Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Book Arts

Deadline: October 3, 2014 {RECEIVE}

Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Book Arts
The Oregon College of Art and Craft

Portland, Oregon
January 18 – May 20, 2015

Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Book Arts in Spring Semester of 2015 is a 16 week-long fellowship program intended to present the participants as role models for the OCAC community, to advance the careers of the practicing artists, and to strengthen the public’s awareness of the significant role that making has in a contemporary art context. By promoting an understanding of the creative process, the Artist-in-Residence Program expands OCAC’s mission as a public resource center for the exchange
and exploration of ideas relevant to our cultural and social environment, particularly for engagement in the discourse surrounding contemporary craft and critical making.

Who Can Apply

The Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Book Arts is open to visual artists who:
• are working primarily with artist book or paper-making materials and processes;
• are able to provide evidence through appropriate documentation of 5 or more years of active professional studio practice;
• hold an MFA in Visual Arts with an emphasis in printmaking, paper-making, artist books or equivalent;
• have two or more years teaching experience in a degree program beyond a graduate teaching assistantship;
• display a comprehensive grasp of the history of print, paper-making, or book arts and contemporary theory;
• are interested in the integration of artist book or paper-making practice with a wide variety of other media;

The resident must be an artist with significant exhibition records and professional achievement, strong communication skills, sustained studio practice, and desire to engage in collaborative experiences at OCAC. A resident artist is expected to pursue a clearly articulated body of work or project, to teach one 3-credit BFA course in Paper-making and to integrate his or her practice into the academic programming and activities of the larger OCAC community. To this end, the resident’s specific involvement may include teaching a 3-credit BFA course in Book Art Department, guest lecturing in a class, giving public talks, providing mentorship to students, participating in open studios, and/or collaborating with faculty or students.

The robust and productive OCAC learning environment is comprised of a diverse mix of students, faculty and visiting artists, all of whom work in a variety of materials. To better engage with the community, residents may audit one studio school continuing education class/workshop tuition-free as space is available during their residency.


• $6,000 stipend;
• use of state-of-the-art studios;
• on-campus housing, if needed;
• one Studio School continuing education class or workshop;
• focused time for Studio engagement; and
• supportive interaction with fellow artists and students.



Program Information

Full details available on website:

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225

503.297.9651 fax

Artspace: Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

October 6, 2014 (January – July 2015 Residency)
March 30, 2015 (July 2015 – January 2016 Residency)

Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence

Raleigh, NC
2015/2016 Residency

Established in January 2000, the Regional Emerging Artist Residency provides emerging visual artists with time and space to explore their work in a supportive, thriving, artistic environment at Artspace. Two artists in their early professional careers are chosen from a regional pool of applicants every six months.

The residency includes a private, rent-free studio with 24-hour access. Artspace does NOT provide transportation or living quarters.

Each month residents are presented to the Triangle community during Artspace’s opening receptions and gallery walks. A fully supported exhibition of the resident’s work will be presented in the Artspace lobby after the residency.

The primary focus of the program is to provide an artist with time for independent work, but some participation in Artspace programs is expected. During the residency, artists must contribute to Artspace’s educational programs and tours by working in their studios during business hours, especially during scheduled tours. Resident artists will also be expected to give a presentation, talk, and/or demonstration to the public during their exhibition or 6-month residency.


1. Artspace’s Emerging Artist Residencies are available to promising artists in their formative years committed to advancing their own work and professional careers.

2. Artists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 18 years of age and must currently reside in the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia).

3. Artists working in most mediums will be considered, including experimental media; however, artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building.

4. Artists must not be enrolled in an institutional program of study, including instructional museum programs, during the residency period. (Applicants may be in school during application process.)

5. Artists must be ready to enjoy working in an open studio setting where the public is able to interact with the artist during public hours. Artists must work in the studio a minimum of 15 hours per week during public hours.

Full application details available on website:


Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs & Exhibitions,, 919.821.2787

The Guild of Book Workers: Vessel

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

Intent to Enter Form: October 17, 2014
Online Entry Form: March 15, 2015

The Guild of Book Workers

New York, NY
2015 - 2017 Exhibition

The Guild of Book Workers invites all members to participate in its 2015-2017 traveling juried exhibition, Vessel. The book as vessel inspires beautiful metaphor - a craft for traveling, a container, a holder, a receiver, a transporter. Across time and culture, the vessel is at the center of many ceremonies and rites of passage. Native American cultures regarded the vessel as a portal to a sacred realm. The book as craft is our vessel to sail the high seas, to hold our dearest memories, and to indicate the pulse of life. Guild of Book Workers members are invited to interpret “vessel” as broadly or as narrowly as they wish.

All entrants must be members in good standing of the Guild of Book Workers at the time of submission and carry a current membership throughout the entire run of the exhibition. Member registration may accompany entry, along with entry fee. Entrants may submit a total of two works. An Intent to Enter form must be submitted online by October 17, 2014 in order to be notified of exhibitions updates and a link to the online entry form. Works will be juried from digital images.

This exhibition will feature approximately 50 works by Guild members. Opening in the spring of 2015, the Vessel exhibition will travel to between six and nine venues across the U.S., closing in the spring of 2017. Selected works will include fine and edition bindings, artist’s books, broadsides (letterpress printing, calligraphy, and decorative paper-making), and historical binding models. Works will be selected by a jury to ensure that they are of excellent quality.

Visit website for more details:

Download Flyer:

Questions? Contact Communications Chair:

Guild of Book Workers
521 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10175

Small Tapestry International 4: Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Innovation

Deadline: October 31, 2014 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

Small Tapestry International 4: Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Innovation
American Tapestry Alliance


Northwestern State University

Natchitoches, Louisiana
June 8 – August 15, 2015

Biggs Museum of Art
Dover, Delaware
October 2 – November 22, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, October 2, 2015

Raleigh, North Carolina
January 16 – March 5, 2016

The American Tapestry Alliance is a not-for-profit, member-supported organization seeking to exhibit the best of contemporary tapestry. ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to Small Tapestry International 4: Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Innovation. Artists are encouraged to explore the conceptual, technical and metaphorical implications of the theme as they design their submissions. We invite entries not only from artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes.

Entry to STI 4: Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Innovation is open to all artists who design and weave their own tapestries either individually or collaboratively (all assistants shall be named). For the purposes of this exhibition, tapestry is defined as hand woven, weft faced fabric using discontinuous wefts. Artists who work in both traditional and more experimental methods are encouraged to enter. Multimedia work will be considered as long as the primary medium is tapestry. Entries must be one-of-a-kind and have been completed after January 2013. Entries may not have been shown previously in any ATA exhibition, including the Un-juried Small Format show. Artists may submit up to three pieces, but a maximum of one piece per artist will be accepted.

Size Restrictions: The size of the tapestry may not exceed a total of 100 square inches (625 square cm) and cannot exceed 20 inches (50 cm) in any one dimension. Three-dimensional pieces may not exceed 10 inches (25 cms) in height, width, or depth. Tapestries must be mounted. The mount may extend up to 3 inches beyond the tapestry on every side. If accepted, the work must arrive ready to hang.

Download Entry Form:

Enter ONLINE: small-tapestry-international-4-online-entry-form/

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