Call for Entries

January, February, March 2018

I compile a list of local, regional and national exhibitions that might be of interest to fiber artists. I will not knowingly list unscrupulous galleries. Please check each individual gallery and use your own judgment about entering the exhibitions. Check their websites for details. Some dates are for postmark dates, some for receipt of entry and some dates are for online entries. I post the Call for Entries on the Fiberarts Guild website www.fiberartspgh.org quarterly When I receive additional information about upcoming exhibits I post them on the Fiberarts Guild (members only) Facebook page.

Kitty Savel – kitsavel@gmail.com

Exhibitions

Material: An Exhibition of Original Fiber Artworks from Across the Country
Deadline: Janurary 24, 2018
The D’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, February 20 – March 29, 2018. 1st Place: $500.00, 2nd Place: $300.00, 3rd Place: $150. Juror: Liana Graham. This exhibition is open to all artists, 18 or older, residing in United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work for this exhibition is limited to fiber art only. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers. $35 entry fee. Deadline: January 24, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 757-625-4211.

Women in Art
Deadline: Janurary 28, 2018
Las Laguna Gallery is seeking works from women artists for this all media exhibition, March 1-31, 2018 in Laguna Beach, CA. This is an Open Theme event. All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur will be considered in this call for art. Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), and Watercolor, will be considered. $35 entry fee. Deadline: January 28, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 949-667-1803.

Material: An Exhibition of Original Fiber Artworks from Across the Country
Deadline: Janurary 24, 2018
The D’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, February 20 – March 29, 2018. 1st Place: $500.00, 2nd Place: $300.00, 3rd Place: $150. Juror: Liana Graham. This exhibition is open to all artists, 18 or older, residing in United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work for this exhibition is limited to fiber art only. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers. $35 entry fee. Deadline: January 24, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 757-625-4211.

Quilt Visions 2018: Connections
Deadline: January 31, 2018 {ONLINE}
Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles , San Diego, California, October 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Quilt Visions 2018: Connections is the 15th international juried exhibition produced by the Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles (VAM). The exhibition will be presented at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California. The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship. A full color exhibition catalog will be published.
Acceptance Rules: Visions Art Museum Artist Members may submit up to three (3) entries of high quality contemporary art quilts in any medium for a juried exhibition.
Entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2016.

  • Only one (1) quilt by each artist can be selected.
  • An entry is considered to be a quilt if it is composed of at least two layers that are stitched or fastened together.
  • Quilts for sale are strongly encouraged and preferred; however, NFS (Not for Sale) works may be entered.
  • The maximum width of finished quilts may not exceed 72”. There is no minimum size.
  • Due to the hanging system at the Museum and limited floor space, framed or stretched work and 3D work cannot be accommodated in this exhibition.
  • Fees:
    You must be an Artist Member of Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles. The annual membership levels and benefits are listed on the museum website, http://www.visionsartmuseum.org/join/. As an artist member you may enter up to 3 entries. Artist Member benefits also include the opportunity to link your website or blog to the Museum website and the opportunity to have your work juried into the Visions Online Exhibitions.
    How to Enter: Registration will open at midnight CDT on January 1, 2018.
    Complete details available on website:http://www.visionsartmuseum.org/call-for-entries/

Fiber Forward: The Art of Knit and Crochet.
https://www.fiberforwardpgh.com
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Knit and/or crochet artisans are invited to submit work for a juried exhibition during the 2018 Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival – April 6 – 8. Submissions can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional pieces – including wearables. The Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival attracts over 4,500 attendees from a wide geographic area. The show will highlight how knit and crochet involve creativity, process development and artistic awareness. Awards will be given for different techniques of knit and crochet mediums. Jurors will be the keynote presenters for the Festival. Sponsored by Artisans of Knit and Crochet. Fiber Forward, Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, David Lawrence Center, Pittsburgh PA. Deadline for submissions is February 15. See website for details

Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
Deadline: February 23, 2018
The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, April 6-28, 2018. Cash Awards over $3000, with Best in Show at $1000. Juror: Laura McManus. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years or older, working in the following disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, ceramics, wood, metal and mixed media. No photography accepted. All work submitted must be original (no reproductions), not done under supervision, not made from kits or patterns. All work must be suitably prepared for installation. The curator reserves the right to deny entry if any work is deemed not suitable for display or too difficult to install. Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2012, and not previously exhibited in a Lynchburg juried art show. $35 for three images. Deadline: February 23, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 434-528-3256, ext. 127.

Midsummer Festival of the Arts: Call for Artists
Deadline: February 28, 2018
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI seeks artists for a juried arts festival, July 21 & 22, 2018. $3,000 in awards. Six jurors including artists, gallery owners, curators, educators, and others. Eligible media: Ceramics, drawing, fiber & leather, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography & digital art, printmaking, and wood. $35 application fee. Deadline: February 28, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 920-458-6144.

Fantastic Fibers 2018
Fantastic Fibers 2018
Deadline: February 16, 2018
Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, April 14 to June 9, 2018
Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2018 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.
Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept 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. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece.
All selected artworks will be featured in full color catalog produced by Yeiser Art Center for sale during the exhibition. Selected artists for exhibit will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the exhibition catalog at a discounted rate.
FANTASTIC FIBERS 2018 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 14 to June 9, 2018.
Complete call details available here: www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4845
Visit Yeiser Art Center for more information: theyeiser.org

52nd annual Edina Art Fair
Deadline: February 26, 2018
The 50th & France Business Association invites artists to apply for the Edina Art Fair, held June 1-3, 2018 at 50th & France in Edina, MN. Awards for Best of Show, Best Display, Excellence and Merit. Eligible media: Green Art (75% recycled and/ or reused materials), 2-Dimensional, Ceramics, Enamel, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, Wearable Art, and Wood. $45 application fee. Deadline: February 26, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 952-922-1524

12th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibit: I’m NOT Every Woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Website: https://northcharlestonartsfest.com/apply/
African American fiber artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the 12th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: “I’m NOT every woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!,” a component of the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest. The challenge for this year’s special exhibit is for artists to create a fiber work, such as an art quilt, doll, wearable art piece, etc., that pays tribute to an extraordinary African American woman – past or present, real or fictional, a public figure or an unsung heroine. (Note that the juror will not accept pieces relating to Maya Angelou as this theme was explored in the 2015 exhibition). Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, and curated by Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique opportunity offers African American fiber artists a showcase to exhibit their original and innovative designs.
This exhibition opportunity is open to African American artists residing in the US, ages 18 and older, working in the medium of fiber. Artists may submit up to four entries. A max of two entries per artist may be selected.
Following the close of the show, up to twenty works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2018/2019 Traveling Exhibitions Program. Sites across South Carolina may request the exhibit to tour in their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

Fine Art Fine Wine Fair
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Artists are invited to apply for the Fine Art Fine Wine Fair, held June 23-24, 2018 at St Mary’s in Orchard Lake, MI. Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, & Honorable Mention. Jurors: Elizabeth Wilson, Karyn Stetz, & TBD. Categories include Ceramics, Collage, Drawing, Digital, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Printmaking, Sculpture, Upcycled Art, Woodworking, Miscellaneous. $25 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 734-476-1772.

Monument Square Art Festival
Deadline: March 1, 2018
The Racine Arts Council seeks artists for the Monument Square Art Festival, June 9 & 10 at Monument Square in Downtown Racine, WI. $1,600 in cash awards. One of Wisconsin’s oldest and most respected juried fine art fairs features 70 artists from around the country exhibiting works in a variety of media including Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Fibers and Wearables, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media and Painting. $20 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 262-635-0261.

Art in the Wilds
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Artists are invited to apply for the 12th annual “Art in the Wilds” Fine Arts Show, held June 23 and 24, 2018 at Evergreen Park in Kane, PA. Cash awards. Seeking handmade fine arts and fine crafts including watercolors, acrylics, oils, drawing, pastels, leather, wood, glass, jewelry, pottery, fiber, photography, mixed media, printmaking, graphics and sculpture. $25 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email

Long’s Park Art Festival
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Artists are invited to apply for the Long’s Park Art Festival, held August 31 – September 2, 2018 at Long’s Park in Lancaster, PA. Over 11,000 art lovers will make their way to the beautiful tree-lined park where booths follow walkways surrounding a tranquil, freshwater lake. This top-rated show draws sophisticated, high income buyers from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC, New York and beyond. Eligible media include: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Fiber (Decorative & Wearable), Furniture, Glass, Jewelry (Non-precious & Precious), Leather, Metal, Mixed Media (2D & 3D), Painting (acrylic, oil, or watercolor), Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood. See prospectus for complete details. $35 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email

Monument Square Art Festival
Deadline: March 1, 2018
The Racine Arts Council seeks artists for the Monument Square Art Festival, June 9 & 10 at Monument Square in Downtown Racine, WI. $1,600 in cash awards. One of Wisconsin’s oldest and most respected juried fine art fairs features 70 artists from around the country exhibiting works in a variety of media including Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Fibers and Wearables, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media and Painting. $20 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 262-635-0261.

Comics, Anime, Cartoons and Fantasy
Deadline: March 3, 2018
Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, April 5-27, 2018. Juror: Lori McBride. Do you love comic books, superheroes, or anime? Then this month’s exhibition is for you! Las Laguna Gallery is now accepting submissions of artwork comprised of or inspired by Comics, Anime and Animations. All artists of all ages, professional and amateur, are encouraged to submit their works for this art exhibition. Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), and Watercolor, will be considered. No jewelry or sculpture. We do not have a limitation on size of works submitted but have found pieces over 48″ to be costly for shipping and recommend manageable sized pieces. $35 entry fee. Deadline: March 3, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 949-667-1803.

 The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey presents a Juried and Judged Tri-State Quilt Competition:
Deadline: March 26, 2018
Website: http://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/the-quilt-fest-of-new-jersey/enter-the-competition/competition-information/
Open Only to Residents of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
Quilt artists who are residents of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are invited to enter the Competition.

60th Annual Art on the Rocks Art Fair
Deadline: March 31, 2018
Artists are invited to apply to the 60th Annual Art on the Rocks, held July 28-29, 2018 on the lakeshore of Marquette, MI. $5,000+ Awards. The ever popular show attracts Fine Artists from across the country in various mediums – 2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Painting, Watercolor and Wood. $30 jury fee. Deadline: March 31, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 906.235.4006.

Call to Artists: Art at Ives – Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show
Deadline: March 31, 2018
This juried art show at Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT is held June 2 & 3, 2018 and features a great variety of high quality original works and offers a diverse scope of art forms: Ceramics / Fine Craft, Digital Art / Photography, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Graphic & Printmaking, Wearable Art / Jewelry, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, and Wood. Great food & music along with children’s events. An exclusive program directory as well as a digital program will be online with artist exposure all year long on the Ives website with 1,228,382 impressions annually, showcasing each artist’s work and contact information. Artist amenities include parking on the premises, easy load-in and load-out, complimentary Saturday and Sunday continental breakfast, Saturday night awards banquet schmoozatorium, complete with complimentary dinner, two alcoholic beverages, live music and dancing, booth sitting and night security. $25 application fee. Deadline: March 31, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 203-837-9227.

6th Annual Bower Center Annual National Juried Exhibition
Deadline: April 4, 2018
The Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, VA announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 22 – June 30, 2018. 1st $750 + solo exhibit, 2nd $400, 3rd $200, min of 3 Awards of Merit $75 ea. Juror: Katherine Shortridge, Artist-Professor, Roanoke College, Salem VA. Open to artists age 18 and over. All entries must be original works (no reproductions), created by the artist within the past three years, and not have been in a previous juried exhibit at Bower Center. Acceptable media includes, but not limited to, painting, drawing, print-making, collage, pastel, mixed media, photography, mosaics, sculpture, fiber, and glass (stained or fused). $30 entry fee. Deadline: April 4, 2018. More info. Contact: exhibits@bowercenter.org or d.stone@bowercenter.org or call 540-586-4235.

Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey (Edison, NJ)
Deadline: March 26, 2018
Website: http://www.quiltfest.com
Apr 18 – 29, 2018 (ship+show)

 

Get Published: Magazine Calls and Challenges

Stampington and Company
Website: https://stampington.com/calls-and-challenges
Deadline: Various throughout calendar year
Various art and fiber related magazines looking for submissions.

Knit and Crochet Pattern a Day 2019 Calendar
Deadline: March 32, 2018
Website: http://knittingpatternaday.com/
This is a great opportunity to get your patterns published! If you would like to showcase your knitting or crochet designs (multiple submissions are encouraged) please complete the Release Form below and attach or email your images to submissions@crochetpatternaday.com. Make sure your email has your name and phone number on it should we have any questions. Entries for the 2019 calendars must be received by March 31, 2018.

Vogue Knitting Magazine
Deadline: various throughout calendar year
Website: http://www.vogueknitting.com/design_submissions

Got a great design idea?
We’d love to hear about it. The editors of Vogue Knitting magazine are always looking for stylish, modern, edgier designs that you won’t find anywhere else. If you feel like you’ve got the project for us, read on.

Send clear scanned images of swatches and sketches and be sure that each piece is clearly labeled with your name, address and phone number. Also make it clear which sketch and swatch are to accompany each other.
• If necessary, we will request a hard copy of a submission.
• JPGs or PDF files work best for us.

Surface Design Association Calendar of Events
If you are interested in taking a class or go to an exhibition many opportunities are listed on the Surface Design Association Calendar of Events website….info at http://www.surfacedesign.org/calendar/list/?tribe_paged=5&tribe_event_display=list

The Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA is accepting proposals for their consignment shop…info http://www.cafamshop.org/submit/

The Gallery at the Penn State/ New Kensington campus is accepting applications for ongoing monthly art exhibits (no fee)…info http://newkensington.psu.edu/art-gallery

Textile-link (internet platform and publisher of textile books) is going global. This is your chance to upload your images and share your beautiful works of textile art. Create an archive and upload photographs of your artwork to have the chance of your work being published in one of their future book projects. Participation is always free…info http://www.tafalist.com/call-for-entry-for-two-new-textile-art-book-projects/

The Woven Tale Press…is a monthly online literary and fine arts magazine. The Press mission is to grow traffic to noteworthy artists and writers on the Web; we link contributors works directly back to their websites or blogs. The Press welcomes submissions of painting, mixed media (including fiber), sculpture, photography, printmaking, digital, conceptual, installation, experimental, and offbeat. We pride ourselves on being eclectic. Our only prerequisite is that you must have a blog or website url. For submission guidelines visit www.thewoventalepress.net/how-to-submit/ Please review current issues before submitting. Contact person: Editor-in-Chief Sandra Tyler (for info only): editor@thewoventalepress.net

Pittsburgh Artist Registry…sign up for the Pittsburgh Artists Registry (free)…you only have to fill out an online form…info http://www.pittsburghartistregistry.org/

Quilting Arts Magazine… ongoing opportunities…check out http://www.quiltingdaily.com/content/SubmissionGuidelines.aspx

American Craft Magazine submission requirements http://fiberartcalls.blogspot.com/2014/03/american-craft-magazine-call-for.html