Call for Entries

August and September 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


***September 1, 2017… “Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition”… sponsored by Southwestern PA Council for the Arts…Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) at Ligonier Valley, Ligonier, PA…info

September 4, 2017… “FASA 43rd Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit”…sponsored by the Fiber Artists of San Antonio, The Semmes Art Gallery and the student Gallery at the Univ. of the Incarnate Word, Welso Art Center, San Antonio, TX…info

***September 5, 2017… “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design”…Lighthouse Art Center, Palm Beach, FL…info

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

***September 22, 2017… “Fine Contemporary Craft 2017”…functional or sculptural works…Artspace Gallery, Raleigh, NC…info and entry and

***September 29, 2017… “31st Annual: Materials Hard + Soft”… premier craft exhibition sponsored by the Greater Denton Arts Council…Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, Texas…info

September 30, 2017… “Boys Just Wanna Have Fun Too”…Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum’s Fourteenth Biennial Exhibit of Quilts made by Men…Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO…info

***October 1, 2017… “Excellence in Fibers 2017”…sponsored by Fiber Art Now magazine…selected artwork will be exhibited at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (if artist wishes), works will appear in the EIF 2017 catalog and in the expanded winter issue of Fiber Art Now…info

October 6, 2017… “Art Quilt Elements”…Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA…info

October 8, 2017… “BotaniK”…theme: plants, flowers, herbs, trees…Los Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA…info at Café

***November 4, 2017… “Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies”…exhibition of contemporary craft and design objects that explore traditional techniques with new and innovative concepts, materials, methods, etc…Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI…info

***November 6, 2017… “Valdosta National 2018”…contemporary all media…Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta, GA…info

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

***December 1, 2017… “By Hand: An International Fine Craft Exhibition & Competition”…Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA…info

Submission Opportunities for Publications (with deadlines)

 ***September 15, 2017… “Future Fabrication: SDA (Surface Design Association) Annual International Exhibit in Print”…SDA members and non-members working in or inspired by fiber arts and/or textile media are invited to submit for a juried issue of the Surface Design Journal (publication date Dec. 2017)…work should be completed on or after Jan. 1, 2014…info and entry

 October 1, 2017… “Entwined: Rope in Fiber Art & Mixed Media”…work will appear in the 2018 winter issue of Fiber Art Now…info

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 Announcements (This & That)

 *** Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley is currently seek artists for their Holiday mART 2017. Holiday mART is a fundraising event where they transform their center into a holiday boutique…info

Contemporary Craft (Smallman Street in the Strip, Pittsburgh, PA)… Emerging artists are especially encouraged to apply… Lydon Emerging Artist Program (deadline Sept. 30, 2017). Emerging talent is given an opportunity to bring their artwork to the consumer…Studio Apprenticeships…Exhibition opportunities for the Main Gallery and the BNY Satellite Gallery…Opportunities at the Store…and Instructors for the Studio…info

 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

The Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA is accepting proposals for their consignment shop…info

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

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

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 Please review current issues before submitting. Contact person: Editor-in-Chief Sandra Tyler (for info only):

 Pittsburgh Artist Registry…sign up for the Pittsburgh Artists Registry (free)…you only have to fill out an online form…info

Quilting Arts Magazine ongoing opportunities…check out

American Craft Magazine submission requirements