Saturday, July 22, 2017

American Craft Council 2018 American Craft Shows

Deadline: August 11, 2017 {ONLINE}
Late deadline: August 18, 2017. A $25 fee will apply.

2018 American Craft Shows

Minneapolis, MN

February 21 - 25, 2018

March 16 - 18, 2018

April 20 - 22, 2018 - Show

August 3 - 5, 2018

The American Craft Council’s four annual, juried craft shows convene a vibrant community of more than 1,500 of the country’s most talented craft artists – ranging from those just beginning their careers to masters in the field – and reach nearly 50,000 attendees each year. Exhibiting artists represent the broad aesthetic, technical, and material diversity of the craft field, from age-old traditions to cutting-edge technologies.

Applications and Eligibility

We encourage you to apply if you produce original work in any of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, kaleidoscopes, leather, metal, mixed media, musical instruments, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood.

New and emerging artists

ACC encourages new and emerging artists to apply. An artist may choose to check this box on the application if he/she has not exhibited in any Council show. These exhibitors, if accepted, receive special signage and are promoted through marketing efforts as “New Artist.”

Emerging artists may also consider applying to our Hip Pop program – now in its fourth year – which provides lower booth fees, smaller spaces, and more extensive exhibitor support. Visit to learn more. NOTE: The application process for Hip Pop is separate from that for traditional booths and runs on a different timeline.

How to apply

● Submit five digital images to the annual jury by midnight (PST) August 11, 2017, via Juried Art Services, the online application system ( Each application will be given one jury score for all 2018 shows.

● We encourage returning applicants to submit at least two to three images of new work. Marketing and promotional efforts focus on new pieces.

Application Fee
$15.00 processing and handling fee for each set of images
$30.00 application fee for each show you would like those images to be applied.


For questions about the show or application process, please email our staff at

Complete prospectus and link to online application on American Craft Council website:

American Craft Magazine Call for Entries

Deadline: September 8, 2017 {EMAIL}

American Craft Magazine
American Craft Council
Minneapolis, MN
February/March 2018 Career Issue

For the first (and likely only) time, American Craft magazine is issuing a call for entries. We're hoping to hear from artists who'd like to be considered for coverage in our February/March 2018 Career Issue. The goal of the issue – our first ever focusing on artists' career practices – is to share tips on the sometimes tricky business of making a living as an artist. We're looking for artists who have unique guidance to offer and are willing to be forthright about their income sources.

To be considered, please send 4 to 6 images of your work along with your resume and brief answers to following questions:
  • What is notable or unusual about how you pay your bills? (one sentence)
  • What percentage of your income do you make from what sources? (one sentence with rough percentages – include spouse, second job, teaching, etc.)
  • What's the smartest thing you've done to make your finances work? (one sentence)

With each image, please include work title, year made, materials, dimensions, and photo credits. Responses will not be published without permission; incomplete responses and those exceeding 250 words will not be considered.

Please send your response to no later than Friday, September 8. The email subject line must read Feb./Mar. Career Issue. If you are chosen, you'll be notified no later than Friday, October 20.

via American Craft Council Newsletter

American Craft Council | 1224 Marshall St. NE, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1089

Monday, September 19, 2016

Hi Friends

Yes, you have heard this before BUT we shall begin posting on this site again.

We are exceedingly grateful for your patience.

Truly, we will be back soon.

Best regards,

Elise N.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016


We have officially resumed posting after a very long break. It's just a few items but new opportunities have been added to our listings.

We appreciate your patience.

More information to come...

All the best,

Elise N.

Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound: Pacific Time Zone

Deadline: May 1, 2016 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound

The Arts Center
Corvallis, OR
August 18 – September 20, 2016

Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound (TAPS) invites artists to submit their tapestries to PACIFIC TIME ZONE. Pacific Time Zone will hang at The Arts Center in Corvallis, OR ( from August 18 – September 20, 2016.


Any tapestry artist living in the Pacific Time Zone may enter. Work incorporating techniques other than tapestry will be considered as long as the primary medium is tapestry. Work must have been completed after May 1, 2013. Artists may submit up to three pieces, but a maximum of one piece per artist will be accepted.


The juror will select two tapestries for the First and Second Place Awards. The First Place award winner will receive $250 and the Second Place award winner will receive $150.


•The juror will select tapestries from digital images.
•Digital image requirements: For each entry, submit two digital images: one of the entire tapestry and one of a detail.

Visit website for complete details:

Download Entry Form:

Online Entry Form:

Art League Gallery: Tabletop Exhibit

Deadline: May 6, 2016 {ONLINE}

Tabletop Exhibit
Art League Gallery

Alexandria, VA
June 8 – July 3, 2016

Tabletop is an international juried exhibit of ceramics and other functional art forms designed for food, drink & the table.

Open to all artists, Art League Gallery members receive discounted entry rate.

Entry Fee: $35 per artist, up to two entries. $30 per artist for Art League members.

Ceramics Juror: McKenzie Smith
Functional Art Forms Juror: Kate Lydon

All work will be seen by both jurors. Ceramics work will be juried for final acceptance and awards by McKenzie Smith, and non-ceramics will be juried for final acceptance and awards by Kate Lydon.

•Ceramic work may not be larger than 16” X 16” X 16”
•Other Functional Artwork must be no larger than 16” X 16” X 16” with exceptions made for fiber work (such as tablecloths or runners). Note: for artists who wish to enter furniture (such as tables or dining chairs), please contact the Gallery: 703-683-1780 before submitting your online entry.
•All work must be for sale. No single work may exceed $6,000 in value. Artists will pay a 40% commission to the Gallery on all sales.


· Ceramics Awards: $1,000 for Best in Show; two, $400 Equal Merit awards

· Functional Art Forms Awards: $1,000 for Best in Show; two, $400 Equal Merit awards

Online Entry Form

Library Community Art Gallery’s 2016-2017 exhibition season

Deadline: May 31, 2016 {RECEIVE}

Library Community Art Gallery
Downtown Walnut Creek Library

Walnut Creek, CA
2016-2017 Season

The City of Walnut Creek, in conjunction with the Walnut Creek Downtown Library presents annual exhibitions in the Library Community Art Gallery.

This program is part of the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Department, administered by Bedford Gallery under the direction of the Walnut Creek Arts Commission.

Guidelines: (truncated)

The City of Walnut Creek, in conjunction with the Walnut Creek Downtown Library, is now accepting proposals for the Library Community Art Gallery’s 2016-2017 exhibition season. The gallery is open to applications from individual artists or non-commercial groups with priority going to those living or working in Contra Costa County.

Each exhibition runs 4 to 6 weeks, and artists are responsible for the installation of their own work. The Arts Commission Selection Committee and Bedford Gallery staff will review exhibition plans in advance of each proposed project.

Fee (non-refundable) for application review: $150/ organization, $100/2-3 individuals, and $50/individuals.

Visit Bedford Gallery website: ww.bedfordgallery.orglibrary-art-gallery.

Download Application and Guidelines

Applications must be received by May 31, 2016.

BEDFORD gallery
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek, CA 94596

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America: Through the Needle's Eye

Deadline: February 21, 2017 {POSTMARK}

Through the Needle's Eye
21st National Exhibit

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America
Transylvania Community Arts Council
Brevard, NC
August 16-September 15, 2017

Mission Statement
The Embroiderers’ Guild of America acknowledges the value of needlework in art and history. The national exhibit is a representative selection of the best in artistic and technical works. It is through the needle’s eye that EGA embraces both traditional and contemporary needlework while expanding the recognition of embroidery as an art form. Participation in the 21st National Exhibit is open to EGA members and the public.

Two categories of embroidery will be accepted for the national exhibit.
Original: An original work is one, which from the beginning, is solely the creative product of the stitcher.
Adaptation: An adaptation is needlework inspired by or based upon a source other than needlework and modified through significant design changes. Source(s) are to be documented.
Any materials and any techniques will be juried as long as a portion of the work is done with a needle with an eye either by hand or by machine.
Entries must not have been accepted for a previous EGA national exhibit.
Each entrant may submit up to three entries.
All work must be free of any violation of existing copyrights or trademarks.
Teaching pieces will not be considered.
Pieces must have been completed from 2014 to present.
Works deemed inappropriate by the jurors or gallery will be refused.

Entry Fees
For EGA members, a non-refundable entry fee of $30 for the first entry, $25 for the second, and $20 for the third entry will be charged.
For non-members, a non-refundable entry fee of $45 for the first entry, $30 for the second, and $25 for the third entry will be charged.

Visit website:

Download Entry Guidelines:

For questions, send SASE to above address or e-mail

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America
1205 East Washington Street, Suite #117
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 589-6956

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Where have you been?

So, I guess you thought we fell off the face of the earth. Well, no. We just took an extended, unscheduled and unannounced break from posting. Rest assured my friends, we are here. In fact, we are back. Posts shall resume on or before Monday, March 14, 2016.

We appreciate your patience.

All the best,

Elise N.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Mexican Textiles Instructional Artist Residency 2016

Deadline: November 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

Mexican Textiles Instructional Artist Residency 2016

Oaxaca, Southern Mexico

This is a unique production residency that includes 3 weeks of master instruction (classes of 9 hours per week) in creating Mexican textiles. Residents learn how to weave using the traditional back-strap loom, how to assemble it, and basic weaving techniques; or they learn Mexican embroidery techniques, for which we offer instruction in the following: cross stitching, chain stitching, shading, and pepenado hilván. Each technique is offered separately as a 3-week program. Artists wishing to do both weaving and embroidery courses may apply for two consecutive residencies totaling 6 weeks.

⦁ Selection decisions are based on artistic work and proposed project. Candidates at all stages of their careers (emerging and established) must demonstrate a clear sense of potential.
⦁ Our pool of applicants and residents is diverse in all aspects.
⦁ Our residency programs are competitive opportunities for artists and researchers to pursue their own work, free of pressure (especially work that in their particular circumstances would normally be difficult to produce).
⦁ Selection priority is given to projects that explore a responsible connection between the applicant’s artistic practice and the cultural context of Mexico, of Puebla, or of Oaxaca. The connection can be as broad as an artistic technique or as specific as a local theme.
⦁ The creation of community with fellow residents and staff during the residency period is important.


Our Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, journalists, writers, and cultural researchers age 25 and over. Our programs are based on a non-exploitative model promoting social consciousness. Residents are strongly encouraged to explore various ways of cultural exchange as part of their artistic and/or research goals and to actively engage in critical discussions as part of their residency experience. Understanding Mexico’s context, and specifically Puebla and Oaxaca’s cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are interested in creating work or inspired by art, elements, techniques or processes specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla or Oaxaca.

Arquetopia is not a rental space but a full array of programs with substantial content. Arquetopia and Arquetopia Oaxaca have always been spaces exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and researchers and include structured programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and project support.

Term Length: 3 weeks, extendable as a self-directed Art Production Residency for up to 12 weeks. Dates are not preset but are nominated by the applicant.
Fee: USD $730 per week. Optional Art Production Residency extension USD $595 per week.
Payment Deadlines: Option 1: Deposit of 20% of Residency Fee due within 2 weeks of selection. Balance of Residency Fee due by 60 days prior to residency start date. Option 2: Deposit of 10% of Residency Fee due within 2 weeks of selection. Balance of Residency Fee due by 90 days prior to residency start date.

Visit the Arquetopia website at