Calls for Entry

May and June 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.

May 7, 2021
The Fine Art of Denim
Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, NJ
June 17-Aug. 14, 2021
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7609

May 7, 2021
Patterns
440 Gallery, Brooklyn NY
July 1-31, 2021
https://440gallery.formstack.com/forms/theme_show_2021

May 12, 2021
2nd Biennial Fiber Arts National Juried Exhibit
Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford VA
July 6-Aug. 21, 2021
d.stone@bowercenter.org or exhibits@bowercenter.org

May 15, 2021
Out of Place, Out of Bounds: An International Exhibition of Fiber
Artworks Center for Contemporary Art, Loveland CO
July 9-Aug. 28, 2021
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals.php?reset=1&apply=yes

May 21, 2021
The Art of Music and Dance
Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael CA
June 29-Aug. 1, 2021
https://www.entrythingy.com/d=sacfinearts.org?start=list

May 22, 2021
Backroads: Art Less-Travelled
Vestige Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
April 11-June 30, 2021
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8890

May 23, 2021
Real People
Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, IL, 
July 1-31, 2021
https://www.saqa.com/events/real-people-2021

May 28, 2021
Art of the State: Pennsylvania
The State Museum of PA, Harrisburg PA
Sept. 26, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022
http://statemuseumpa.org/artofthestate/

May 31, 2021
The Second Half – 50 & Older
Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach CA (+ online)
July 1-31, 2021
https://www.laslagunaartgallery.com/upcoming-calls

May 31, 2021
Proud+
The Studio Door, San Diego CA
July 3-30, 2021
https://www.saqa.com/events/proud-2021

June 1, 2021
From Confrontation to Catharsis:
2021 SDA International Exhibition in Print
Fall 2021 Surface Design Journal
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8541

June 7, 2021
Fiber Arts X
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol CA
July 31-Sept. 12, 2021
https://www.entrythingy.com/forartists_calls?month=0&region=0&state=0&type=1

July 11, 2021
2021 Textures & Patterns
Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
August 5-28, 2021
https://www.saqa.com/events/2021-textures-patterns

July 23, 2021
16th Quilt Nihon Exhibition
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan; and other countries
No dates given
https://www.saqa.com/events/16th-quilt-nihon-exhibition-2021

Aug. 1, 2021 (for delivery to Congress)
The Violet Protest
Phoenix Art Museum, AZ
Exhibition: Spring 2021
And multiple fiber squares sent to each member of Congress late 2021
violetprotest.com

 

Aug. 31, 2021
Fiberart International 2022
Pittsburgh, PA
June 3, 2022 – Aug 20, 2022
https://fiberartinternational.org/fi-2022-exhibition/
CaFé call for entry application

Sept. 15, 2021
CraftForms 2021
Dec. 4, 2021-Jan. 29, 2022
Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA
http://www.craftforms.org/call-for-entries/

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

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

Feb. 5, 2022
Mixed Media Exhibit
Handweavers Guild of America
July 28-31, 2022
http://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/

Feb. 12, 2022
Yardage Exhibit
Handweavers Guild of America
July 28-31, 2022
http://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/

Feb. 26, 2022
Wearable Art Exhibit & Fashion Show
Handweavers Guild of America
July 28-31, 2022
http://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/

March 4, 2022
Basketry Exhibit
Handweavers Guild of America
July 28-31, 2022
http://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/

March 15, 2022
Small Expressions 2022
On tour in USA
June 2022-June 2023
https://weavespindye.z2systems.com/np/clients/weavespindye/event.jsp?event=394&

OPPORTUNITIES

May 15, 2021
Emerging Artists Showcase
Work published in Fiber Art Now magazine
fiberartnow.net/calls/

May 15, 2021
FELT: Fiber Transformed
Work published in Fiber Art Now magazine
fiberartnow.net/calls/

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

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

October 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)
Arts in Common Art Gallery, Bowling Green OH
https://www.facebook.com/Arts-In-Common-Art-Gallery-205536280244/

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 – 5 NEW
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/

Fiber Art Network
Become a member; excellent resource
fiberartnow.net
NEW! 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