Call for Entries

April and May 2017

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 every other month (Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct. and Dec.). When I receive additional information about upcoming exhibits I post them on the Fiberart Guild (members only) Facebook page.

Jane Ogren


***April 17, 2017… “We the People: Political Art in the Age of Discord”…Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY…info

***April 21, 2017… “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie”…Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN…info

***April 21, 2017… “Renegade Fiber: Summer National Juried Exhibition”… Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA…work completed in last 5 years…info

***April 27, 2017… “After Dark”…Greg Moon Gallery, Taos, NM…

April 30, 2017… “Cooksonia”…this textile exhibition has 2 applications to it (residence and non-residence exhibitors)…Cooksonia is a small flower…Saint-Thelo, France…this exhibit sounds very interesting and has lots of perks, but you need to have more information which you can download from and click on the call for entry (in green)

***May 1, 2017… “Threads of Resistance”…the Artist Circle presents a juried exhibition of work created to protest the Trump administrations actions and policies…10 venues scheduled with premier exhibition at the for New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA…info and

***May 8, 2017… “Blue: the 2017 Guild Membership Exhibition”…sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh…the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA…info

***May 15, 2017… “Speaking of Fibers!, An Altered Environment”…A Missouri Fiber Artist (MoFA) biennial…Morton J. May Gallery, Maryville University…must be a member of MoFA and you can join by …info

May 31, 2017… “Sacred Threads 2017: Hopes and Dreams Postcard Project”… no entry fee…just mail in your postcard (postcards will not be returned)…Herndon, VA (outside of Washington, DC)… info

***June 1, 2017… “Fiberart VIII International Biennial” sponsored jointly by the Surface Design Association and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA…$15 per entry for members of SDA and $20 per entry for non-members (limit 3 entries)…info

***June 1, 2017… “5th Bower Center Annual National Juried Exhibition”…Bedford Center for the Arts, Bedford, VA…info

***June 1, 2017… “Global Murmurs”…Galleries in the Wilder Building and the Times Square Building, Rochester, NY…info and

***June 1, 2017… “Americas 2017: All Media”…Harnett Hall Gallery, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND…info

***September 15, 2017… “Craft Forms 2017”…Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA…info

***October 7, 2017… “Aire 6th Annual World textile Art (WTA) Biennial”…Montevideo, Uruguay…applications for small format, large format, video art, and photograph of textile art…info for all formats

***November 27… “The Artist as Quiltmaker XVIII”…Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH…info

*** New since last posting

Announcements (This & That)

*** June 1, 2017…Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley, PA invites emerging and established artists who reside within 200 miles of Pittsburgh, PA to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a 4 week solo exhibition at Sweetwater. Open to artist working in all media. Submit 10 images of artwork created with in the last 3 years, an artist statement and CV.…info

*** The Gallery at the Penn State/ New Kensington campus is accepting applications for ongoing monthly art exhibits (no fee)…info

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Laurel Arts Common Threads – FIBER ARTS 2017
​​Laurel Arts, in partnership with the Somerset County Historical Society, will be hosting a Fiber Arts exhibition and demonstration project in 2017. They’re seeking talented and original fiber artists for demonstration, exhibition, and possibly sales. They have extended the deadline. For more information and an application

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