Calls for Entry

June and July 2019

Here is a list of local, regional and national exhibitions that might be of interest to fiber artists.  Wewill 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 (Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct. and Dec.). Additional information about upcoming exhibitions will be posted on the Fiberarts Guild Members Facebook page.  

Mary Towner


(Note: for Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) members-only shows, go to

Online exhibitions are not listed.
First date listed is entry deadline.

June 30, 2019
Art as Advocacy: Promoting Equity and Social Justice for Women
SAA Visual Art Center, Springfield IL
Sept. 6-28, 2019

June 30, 2019
Strive: An Exhibition Highlighting American Immigration & the American Dream
d’Art Center, Norfolk VA
July 25-Aug. 31, 2019

July 9, 2019
Fiber Fusions
Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell MA
Aug. 24-Oct. 26, 2019

July 9, 2019
Fiber Focus 2019
Art St. Louis, MO
Sept. 28-Oct. 24, 2019

July 11, 2019
Show Your Paper
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL
Sept. 20-Oct. 19, 2019

July 14 (Early Bird) & 28, 2019
Color 2019
BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Sept. 21-Oct. 27, 2019

July 19, 2019
Sept. 15-Oct. 18, 2019
Silvermine Arts Center/Gallery, New Canaan CT

July 26, 2019
International Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, Everett WA
October 11-13, 2019–fiber-arts-festival.html

August 1, 2019
Uncommon Thread: Essomenia
Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, LA
Sept. 21, 2019

August 31, 2019
The Boys Are Back in Town (men artists only)
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Jan. 20-April 18, 2020

September 10, 2019
Excellence in Fibers V (Fiber Art Now)
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon MI
Dec. 12, 2019-March 15, 2020
and in catalog in Winter 2019/2020 Fiber Art Now

September 15, 2019
Craft Forms 2019
Wayne Art Center, PA
Dec. 6, 2019-Feb. 1, 2020

September 30, 2019
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA
Oct. 25-Dec. 1, 2019

October 13, 2019
Art Quilt Elements 2020
Wayne Art Center, PA
March 29-May 2, 2020

November 14, 2019
By Hand: An International Biennial Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition
Blue Line Arts, Roseville CA
Jan. 3-March 7, 2020

December 1, 2019
The Artist as Quiltmaker
Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin OH
May 16-July 26, 2020

January 10, 2020
Vision 2020
Traveling exhibition
March & April 2020

February 1, 2020
13th International Biennial of Textile Art
Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine
May 28-June 10, 2020

October 2, 2020
The New Quilt
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW Australia
Feb. 5-April 4, 2021


June 23, 2019
Artist in Residence
Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Summer 2019

July 31, 2019
Publication in online The Woven Tale Press magazine

September 15, 2019
Call for solo exhibitions 2020
Smith College, Northampton MA

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

Pittsburgh Artist Registry
Register and post your work for free

Fiber Art Now magazine
Ongoing call for articles

Surface Design Association
Become a member; excellent resource

Fiber Art Network
Become a member; excellent resource