Calls for Entry

January and February 2020

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.

January 4, 2020
Century of Women’s Progress Story Quilt Challenge
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond CA and online
March 21 & 22, 2020

January 8, 2020
SHE: an Expression of Womanhood
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
Feb. 14-Sept. 27, 2020

January 9, 2020
Core New Art Space: Mixed Media
Lakewood CO
Feb. 14-March 1, 2020

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

January 11, 2020
ANCIENT – Emerald Art Quilt Exhibition
Emerald Art Center, Springfield OR
March 3-27, 2020

January 11, 2020
Mixed Media, Collage & Digital Art
Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
Feb. 6-29, 2020

January 15, 2020
Contemporary Fiber in Florida
St. Petersburg FL
March 13-May 2, 2020

January 15, 2020
Politically Crafted
Curated show, solo and small group shows
Valdosta State University, Dedo Maranville Gallery, Valdosta GA

January 21, 2020
Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Art Exhibition
Trust Arts Education Center, Pittsburgh PA
June 5-14,2020

January 25, 2020
2020 Hoyt Regional Juried Exhibition
Arts + Education at the Hoyt, New Castle PA
March 31-June 11, 2020

January 26, 2020
Consciousness of Abstraction: Beyond Literal Appearance
ARC Gallery, Chicago IL
March 4-28, 2020

January 26, 2020
Women’s Works 2020
Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock IL
March 5-April 11, 2020

January 27, 2020
The Crow Show 2020
The Studio Door, San Diego CA
March 6-28, 2020

January 29, 2020
Small Expressions 2020
Handweavers Guild of America, Suwanee GA
July-Aug., 2020

January 29, 2020
Process and Material
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL
April 17-May 9, 2020

January 31, 2020
Women in Art
Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
March 5-28, 2020

January 31, 2020
Neoteric Abstract VIII
Limner Gallery, Hudson NY
April 2-25, 2020

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

February 3, 2020
Craft in Contemporary Art
Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY
March 20-April 18, 2020

February 7, 2020
Fiber 2020
Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan CT
April 4-May 15, 2020

February 9, 2020
Quilt Visions 2020
Visions Art Museum, San Diego CA
Oct. 17, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021

February 16, 2020
Fantastic Fibers 2020
Artworks Loveland, Loveland CO
April 10-May 30, 2020

February 26, 2020
Art and Earth
Berkeley Art Works, Martinsburg WV
April 1-May 16, 2020

February 28, 2020
Art of the State
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA
June 14-Sept. 13, 2020

March 1, 2020
Live Wire (fiber art)
Form & Concept, Santa Fe NM
May 1-June 13, 2020

March 1, 2020
Contextile 2020
Guimaraes, Portugal
Sept. 5-Oct. 25, 2020

March 8, 2020
Abstracted Visions
Mona Niko Gallery, Mission Viejo CA
April 4-25, 2020

March 8, 2020
Tough Art Residency Program
Children’s Art Museum, Pittsburgh PA

March 15, 2020
Flying High: Our Fine Feathered Friends (quilt show)
Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange TX
May 2020-Aug. 2023 (not a typo)

March 16, 2020
Arc Studios & Gallery, San Francisco CA
May 16-June 13, 2020 (scroll down)

March 21, 2020
Signs of the Times
Ceres Gallery, New York NY
May 27-June 30, 2020

March 22, 2020
Intertwined, A Juried Fiber Arts Exhibition
Dayton Society of Artists, Dayton OH
April 24-May 16, 2020

Watch for:
Call for entries in April 2020
World of Threads Festival, Ontario, Canada
Oct. 24-Dec. 30, 2020

April 24, 2020
Fiber Forward 2020
Guilford Art Center, Guilford CT
June 12-July 19, 2020

September 1, 2020
Reclamation: Artists Books on the Environment
San Francisco Center for the Book, CA
May-Sept. 2021

September 9, 2020
Quilt National ‘21
The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens OH
May 28-Sept. 6, 2021

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


December 31, 2020
Exhibition proposals
Textile Center, Minneapolis MN
Open scheduling

December 31, 2025 (not a typo)
Art in Embassies
Various dates and locations worldwide

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

Pittsburgh Artist Registry
Register and post your work online 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