Calls for Entry

May and June 2021

This is a list of local, regional and national exhibitions that might be of interest to fiber artists.  We will not knowingly list unscrupulous venues.  Please check each individual venue and use your own judgment about entering the exhibitions.  Check their websites for details.  Some deadline dates are for postmark dates, some for receipt of entry and some for online entries.  Calls for Entry is listed on the Fiberarts Guild website (Membership tab) every other month (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.).  Additional information about upcoming exhibitions will be posted on the Fiberarts Guild Members Facebook page. 

Mary Towner



NOTE: Please check each show to determine its current status in light of Covid-19. Shows may be cancelled, postponed, or moved online.
Exhibitions that would have been online even without Covid are not listed.
For Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) members-only shows, go to

First date listed is entry deadline.

May 7, 2021
The Fine Art of Denim
Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, NJ
June 17-Aug. 14, 2021

May 7, 2021
440 Gallery, Brooklyn NY
July 1-31, 2021

May 12, 2021
2nd Biennial Fiber Arts National Juried Exhibit
Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford VA
July 6-Aug. 21, 2021 or

May 15, 2021
Out of Place, Out of Bounds: An International Exhibition of Fiber
Artworks Center for Contemporary Art, Loveland CO
July 9-Aug. 28, 2021

May 21, 2021
The Art of Music and Dance
Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael CA
June 29-Aug. 1, 2021

May 22, 2021
Backroads: Art Less-Travelled
Vestige Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
April 11-June 30, 2021

May 23, 2021
Real People
Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, IL, 
July 1-31, 2021

May 28, 2021
Art of the State: Pennsylvania
The State Museum of PA, Harrisburg PA
Sept. 26, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022

May 31, 2021
The Second Half – 50 & Older
Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach CA (+ online)
July 1-31, 2021

May 31, 2021
The Studio Door, San Diego CA
July 3-30, 2021

June 1, 2021
From Confrontation to Catharsis:
2021 SDA International Exhibition in Print
Fall 2021 Surface Design Journal

June 7, 2021
Fiber Arts X
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol CA
July 31-Sept. 12, 2021

July 11, 2021
2021 Textures & Patterns
Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
August 5-28, 2021

July 23, 2021
16th Quilt Nihon Exhibition
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan; and other countries
No dates given

Aug. 1, 2021 (for delivery to Congress)
The Violet Protest
Phoenix Art Museum, AZ
Exhibition: Spring 2021
And multiple fiber squares sent to each member of Congress late 2021


Aug. 31, 2021
Fiberart International 2022
Pittsburgh, PA
June 3, 2022 – Aug 20, 2022
CaFé call for entry application

Sept. 15, 2021
CraftForms 2021
Dec. 4, 2021-Jan. 29, 2022
Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA

Dec. 8, 2021
New Quilts from an Old Favorite 2022
National Quilt Museum, Paducah KY

Jan. 10, 2022
Sacred Threads
Washington DC and traveling through 2024
July 14-24, 2022

Feb. 5, 2022
Mixed Media Exhibit
Handweavers Guild of America
July 28-31, 2022

Feb. 12, 2022
Yardage Exhibit
Handweavers Guild of America
July 28-31, 2022

Feb. 26, 2022
Wearable Art Exhibit & Fashion Show
Handweavers Guild of America
July 28-31, 2022

March 4, 2022
Basketry Exhibit
Handweavers Guild of America
July 28-31, 2022

March 15, 2022
Small Expressions 2022
On tour in USA
June 2022-June 2023


May 15, 2021
Emerging Artists Showcase
Work published in Fiber Art Now magazine

May 15, 2021
FELT: Fiber Transformed
Work published in Fiber Art Now magazine

September 24, 2021
Excellence in Quilts
Work published in Fiber Art Now magazine

September 24, 2021
Work published in Fiber Art Now magazine

October 29, 2021
Excellence in Fibers, VII
Work published in Fiber Art Now magazine

Nov. 1, 2021
The Art of Recycling – Mittens
(contest entries will be donated to needy)
Arts in Common Art Gallery, Bowling Green OH

Dec. 31, 2025
Art in Embassies
Various dates and locations worldwide

International Quilt Festival
Quilts Inc., Houston TX
Upcoming shows with several themes

Fiber Art Network grants – 5 NEW

United We Quilt: Sewing Justice
Online forum for progressive quilters/artists

Bi-annual open call
The Hopper Prize
Monetary prizes and digital exposure

No deadline
Proposals for monthly gallery exhibitions
Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery, Upper Burrell PA

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Great resource for artists: seminars, opportunities, etc.

Pittsburgh Artist Registry
Register and post your work online for free

Fiber Art Network
Become a member; excellent resource
NEW! To be featured on FAN’s Instagram:

Fiber Art Now magazine
Ongoing call for articles

Surface Design Association
Become a member; excellent resource

SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates)
Another excellent organization