Calls for Entry

March and April 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.

March 14, 2021
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL
April-May 2021

March 14, 2021
Living Mark
Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland OR
Projected late April-May, 2021

March 15, 2021
Small Expressions 2021
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner WA
Produced by Handweavers Guild of America (HGA)
June 30-Aug. 22, 2021 + tour through June 2022

March 15, 2021
Arc Gallery, San Francisco CA
May 15-June 12, 2021

March 15, 2021
New Horizons: Landscapes 2021
3 Square Art, Ft. Collins CO
April 23-May 21, 2021

March 18, 2021
Post-Rustbelt: Living Between America
Vestige Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
April 3-28, 2021

March 18, 2021
A Thousand Words
Core New Art Space, Lakewood CO
April 16-May 2, 2021

March 20, 2021
Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany IN
May 14-July 10, 2021

March 26, 2021
Magnitude Seven
Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati OH
May 28-June 25, 2021

March 29, 2021
Hard & Soft
Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau WI
May 14-July 10, 2021

April 2, 2021
Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonak NY
July 10-Sept. 19, 2021

April 2, 2021
Helios Fine Art, Las Vegas NV
May 7-30, 2021

April 10, 2021
Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY
June 5-July 18, 2021

April 19, 2021
Color 2021
3 Square Art Gallery, Ft. Collins CO
June 4-July 16, 2021

April 26, 2021
Unprecedented: Art Responds to 2020
View Center for Arts and Culture, Old Forge NY
June 12-August 1, 2021

April 27, 2021
Full Circle: An Exhibition Considering the Circle as Shape and Metaphor
Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
July-Aug. 2021

April 29, 2021
Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show
Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, Chamblee GA
May 1-30, 2021

May 2, 2021
Fanciful Expressions
Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles IL
July 1-Aug. 12, 2021

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

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

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

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

Aug. 1, 2021 (for delivery to Congress)
(Feb. 1, 2021 for exhibition)
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

Nov. 1, 2021
The Art of Recycling – Mittens
(mitten entries will be donated to needy)
Arts in Common Art Gallery, Bowling Green OH
Nov. 9

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

Jan. 10, 2022
Sacred Threads
Washington DC and traveling
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 7, 2021
Artist in Residence
College Station TX
Summer 2021

March 12, 2021
Solo exhibitions for emerging artists 2022
CUE, New York NY

March 14, 2021
Barrett Solo Show Series 2021-2022
Barrett Art Center NY
Aug. 7-Sept. 11, 2021
Sept. 25-Oct. 30, 2021
Jan. 29-March 5, 2022
May 21-June 25, 2022

March 14, 2021
1 group and 3 solo shows in 2021
Border Project Space, Brooklyn NY

April 12, 2021
Teaching Artist Opportunity Grant 2021
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC)

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

International Quilt Festival, Quilts Inc.

Fiber Art Now grants

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

Fiber Art Now magazine
Ongoing call for articles

Surface Design Association
Become a member; excellent resource

SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates)
Another excellent organization