Calls for Entry

October and November 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.

October 8, 2019
Table Testaments
Arts Benicia, Benicia CA
Nov. 16-Dec. 20, 2019

October 11, 2019
Between the Threads
Webster Arts, MO
Nov. 12-Dec. 20, 2019

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

October 15, 2019
American Tapestry Biennial 13
American Tapestry Alliance, Lacey WA
June 19-Jan. 10, 2020

October 18, 2019
Handcrafted Juried Art Show
Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount NC
Jan. 10-April 12, 2020

October 18, 2019
AQS Quilt Week
Ocean Center, Daytona Beach FL
Feb. 26-29, 2020

October 31, 2019
A Stitch to Wear: Wearable Art Competition & Exhibition
Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland MD
Dec. 7-28, 2019

Nov. 8, 2019
AQS Quilt Week
March 25-28, 2020
Lancaster County Convention Center, PA

November 10, 2019
Mixed Media
Arts Center Gallery at Nazareth College, Rochester NY
Jan. 24-March 1, 2020

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

November 14, 2019
Craft Nouveau
Blue Line Arts, Roseville CA
1/3/20 – 3/7/20
Jan. 3-March 7, 2020

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

December 2, 2019
Art Quilts
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Jan. 10-Feb. 16, 2020

December 5, 2019
Small Works
Kent State University Downtown Gallery, Kent OH
Jan. 24-Feb. 29, 2020

December 29, 2019
The HeArt of the Book
Artworks, Loveland CO
Feb. 14-March 28, 2020

January 4, 2020
Century of Women’s Progress Story Quilt Challenge
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond CA and online
March 21 & 22, 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 15, 2020
Politically Crafted curated show
Also, solo and small group shows
Valdosta State University, Dedo Maranville Gallery, Valdosta GA

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

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

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

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

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


October 31, 2019
Call for new members for Art Cloth Network

November 14, 6-8pm
Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists’ Info Session and Mixer
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC)
810 Penn Av., 7th Floor

November 18, 6-7:30pm
Creative Reconnection in the Anthropocene
810 Penn Av., 7th Floor

December 15, 2019
4-8 week residencies
Casey Droege Cultural Productions Project Space, Wilkinsburg

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