Calls for Entry

September and October 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 www.fiberartspgh.org (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  mltowner2@yahoo.com

EXHIBITIONS

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 saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry

First date listed is entry deadline.

No deadline
Online Memorial Gallery
Wheat Institute, Winnipeg & Saskatchewan, Canada
https://www.wheatinstitute.com/memorial-gallery

Sept. 13, 2021
Absolutely Abstract
MVA Gallery, Bethlehem PA
Oct. 8-31, 2021
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9351

Sept. 15 (NEW DEADLINE)
The Violet Protest
Multiple fiber squares sent to each member of Congress late 2021
violetprotest.com

Sept. 15, 2021
CraftForms 2021
Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA
Dec. 3, 2021 – Jan. 29, 2022
http://www.craftforms.org/call-for-entries/

Sept. 19, 2021
100 Square Inches of Art
3 Square Art Gallery, Ft. Collins CO
Nov. 5 – Dec. 17, 2021
https://www.3square-art.com/list-of-calls-for-entry/100-inches-of-art-2021

Sept. 24, 2021
Straddling the Line: Between Abstraction and Representation
The Waiting Room Gallery, Denver CO
Oct. 16 – Nov. 20, 2021
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8928

Sept. 27, 2021
2021 Contemporary Art Survey
The Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins CO
Nov. 10, 2021 – Jan. 8, 2022
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9409

Sept. 30, 2021
Quilts4DC Statehood Quilt Challenge
Online Nov. 1 – Dec. 1, 2021 and in-person exhibitions Winter-Spring 2022
In association with the League of Women Voters, and quilters of DC
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56e6cad12fe13155d5243018/t/60d37ac4f3e74e259bf06e2c/1624472260614/Quilts4DC+Statehood+Challenge+Announcement.pdf

Sept. 30, 2021
Your Place at the Table II
311 Gallery, Raleigh NC
November 2021
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9103

Oct. 1, 2021
Spot On #2
D’art Gallery, Denver CO
Nov. 18 – Dec. 12, 2021
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8641

Oct. 2, 2021
Primal Disposition
Vestige Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2021
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9307

Oct. 2, 2021
Word of Mouth (Food + Feminism)
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL
Jan. 20 – Feb. 19, 2022
https://artdeadline.com/ops/wmg/

Oct. 15, 2021
30×30 Annual Challenge
Blue Line Arts, Roseville CA
Nov. 26, 2021 – Jan. 8, 2022
https://www.bluelinearts.org/30×30-2021

Nov. 1, 2021
Art Quilt Elements 2022
Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA
March 27 – April 30, 22
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9041

Nov. 15, 2021
BIPOC is The Theme!
Buckham Gallery, Flint MI
April 8 – May 14, 2022
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9384

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

Jan. 10, 2022
Sacred Threads
Washington DC, traveling through 2024
July 14-24, 2022
https://www.sacredthreadsquilts.com/html/callForEntries.html

Feb. 2, 2022
Mixed Media Exhibit
Handweavers Guild of America, Convergence 2022
July 28-31, 2022
http://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/

Feb. 9, 2022
Yardage Exhibit
Handweavers Guild of America, Convergence 2022
July 28-31, 2022
http://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/

Feb. 23, 2022
Wearable Art Exhibit & Fashion Show
Handweavers Guild of America, Convergence 2022
July 28-31, 2022
http://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/

March 2, 2022
Basketry Exhibit
Handweavers Guild of America, Convergence 2022
July 28-31, 2022
http://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/

March 15, 2022
Small Expressions 2022
Handweavers Guild of America
June 2022 – June 2023 on tour in USA
https://weavespindye.z2systems.com/np/clients/weavespindye/event.jsp?event=394&

OPPORTUNITIES

No deadline
Photo registry
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
https://form.jotform.com/PghArtsCouncil/photo?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Submit%20Your%20Photos&utm_campaign=June%20Newsletter

Sept. 11, 2021
Online Political Collage residency/workshop with Kolaj Institute
Online Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10
Exhibition and book, TBD
http://kolajmagazine.com/content/content/calls-for-artists/politics-in-collage-residency/

Sept. 15, 2021
Rolling Call for Artists
Fall 2021 and beyond
Eppig Gallery & Guren Gallery, Cleveland Botanical Garden
https://www.pittsburghartistresources.org/classified/rolling-call-for-artists-spring-fall-2021-exhibitions/

Sept. 16, 2021
Innovate Grants for Artists
https://innovateartistgrants.org/

Sept. 24, 2021
Excellence in Quilts
Work published in Fiber Art Now magazine
fiberartnow.net/calls/

Sept. 24, 2021
Yarn/Rope/String
Work published in Fiber Art Now magazine
fiberartnow.net/calls/

Oct. 3, 2021
Children 2021
Online exhibition and book publication
Oct. 15 – Nov. 15, 2021
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9363

Oct. 10, 2021
ArtExpo NY 2021
K-Art Projects USA
Oct. 28–31, 2021
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7623

Oct. 15, 2021 – April 1, 2022
AQS Quilt Contest / Quilt Week
Daytona Beach, Branson, Paducah, Grand Rapids
https://www.quiltweek.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-contest-rules.pdf
and
https://www.quiltweek.com/contest/

Oct. 28, 2021
Exhibition proposals for 2022
City of Kettering OH & Rosewood Arts Centre
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9079

Oct. 29, 2021
Excellence in Fibers, VII
Work published in Fiber Art Now magazine
fiberartnow.net/calls/

Nov. 1, 2021
The Art of Recycling – Mittens
(contest entries will be donated to needy children and adults)
Arts in Common Art Gallery, Bowling Green OH
https://www.facebook.com/Arts-In-Common-Art-Gallery-205536280244/

Nov. 10, 2021
Art Basel Miami 2021
K-Art Projects USA
Dec. 1-5, 2021
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8994

Nov. 16, 2021
The Hopper Prize
Bi-annual grants
https://hopperprize.org/

March 31, 2022
2-8 week residencies
Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities, Carlisle KY
https://www.pittsburghartistresources.org/classified/artcroft-center-for-arts-and-humanities/

Dec. 31, 2025
Art in Embassies
Various dates and locations worldwide
http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=6870

Ongoing
International Quilt Festival
Quilts Inc., Houston TX
Upcoming shows with several themes
quilts.com/enter-your-quilt/

Fiber Art Network grants
https://fiberartnow.net/grants-2/

United We Quilt: Sewing Justice
Online forum for progressive quilters/artists
http://www.unitedwequilt.com/submit-your-work/

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

No deadline
Proposals for monthly gallery exhibitions
Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery, Upper Burrell PA
https://newkensington.psu.edu/art-gallery

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

Pittsburgh Artist Registry
Register and post your work online for free
https://www.pittsburghartistregistry.org/

Pittsburgh Artist Resources
https://www.pittsburghartistresources.org/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Pittsburgh%20Artist%20Resources&utm_campaign=June%20Newsletter

Fiber Art Network
Become a member; excellent resource
fiberartnow.net
To be featured on FAN’s Instagram:
jenmoniz@fiberartnow.net

Fiber Art Now magazine
Ongoing call for articles
http://fiberartnow.net/story-submissions

Surface Design Association
Become a member; excellent resource
surfacedesign.org

SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates)
Another excellent organization
https://www.saqa.com/join-donate