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"The Best of..." is Ohio Designer Craftsmen's annual, juried, members-only exhibition. Now in its 35th year, the exhibition is regarded as one of Ohio's best shows, and features established and emerging ODC member artists working in all craft media. As a significant exhibition of fine craft, "The Best of 2018" showcases functional, sculptural or decorative contemporary approaches to works in clay, fiber, wood, glass, enamel, leather, metal, jewelry or other media. ODC presents more than $5500 each year in juror-selected artist awards. 



Learn More:

http://ohiocraftcallforentries.org

Deadline: February 14, 2018

 


Made in NY is an annual exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center located in Auburn, New York that features work by New York artists. The exhibit is an opportunity for artists residing in New York State to showcase their work in a competitive, juried exhibition.

The exhibit is open to all mediums, such as photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber, installation and video.

Learn More:

http://minyentry.org

Deadline: February 2, 2018

 


The Emerging Artist Showcase is an opportunity for emerging artists to get their work shown and build their resume. Fiber Art Now is interested in seeing the latest techniques and ideas from emerging fiber artists and showing them to the world.

What is the Emerging Artist Showcase?
The Emerging Artist Showcase gives emerging artists the opportunity to have their work shown in Fiber Art Now , international magazine for contemporary fiber art & textiles. The final selection of works will be curated by Marcia Young, editor-in-chief and will be shown in the spring, 2018 issue of Fiber Art Now , and sold on over 200 newsstands in the US, Canada, and the UK.

Selected work for the Emerging Artist Submissions will appear in the spring, 2018 issue of Fiber Art Now. If you enter your work but it isn't chosen for the magazine, we will still promote your work online to our community of over 65,000.

 

Learn More:

http://fiberartnowentry.com/

Deadline: February 14, 2018

 


12th Annual Wayne Art Center
Plein Air Festival

This annual national juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of outdoor painting while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share creative endeavors with collectors and the public.

The festival will run from May 6 through May 12, 2018. The exhibition will be on display from May 13 through June 30, 2018 in the Wayne Art Center's Davenport, Vidinghoff and Outer Galleries.

 

 

 

Learn More:

http://waynepleinairentry.org

Deadline: March 1, 2018

 


When the sun dips below the horizon, the world changes: the trees are lit by the silvery light of the moon, and warm lamps glow in a child's room as they listen to a bedtime story. Owls and bats take to the sky for their evening meals, while other animals curl up safely in their dens.

Sleep can bring powerful dreams of flight or night terrors. What does the night mean to you? Challenge yourself to represent an aspect of the evening through representational or abstract fiber art.

For SAQA Members

(Use discount code GBT to join at saqa.com/join)

 

Learn More:

http://saqacallforentrydusktodawn.com/

Deadline: January 31, 2018



TEXtiles. An exhibit of work by Texas members of Studio Art Quilt Associates scheduled to run concurrently with the 2018 SAQA Conference at the conference venue in San Antonio.


This TEXtiles exhibition will welcome national and international attendees of the 2018 SAQAconference to Texas by showcasing Texas-themed work by Texas SAQA members. The show will be displayed initially at the conference hotel on the Riverwalk in San Antonio throughout the conference dates in April 2018. The theme is "everything Texas," expressed in all sorts of art quilts, fiber art and textile surface design. Both two dimensional and three-dimensional art, including garments, will be considered.

Texas is a rich and varied state with a unique history. Geological areas range from open prairies to dense forests to sandy beaches, lakelands, rugged hills and mountains. Her people are all shapes and sizes with ethnicities from all over the world. There are customs and festivals celebrating a wide variety of cultures. She excels in industry, agriculture, energy, sports and recreation. Whether your family has been within her borders for generations or you just moved here yourself, draw on this deep inspiration we call Texas.

For SAQA Members

(Use discount code GBT to join at saqa.com/join)

Learn More:

http://saqacallforentrytextiles.com

Deadline: January 28, 2018



Explorations: Journeys in Creativity, The Quilt Artist's Studio

We are pleased to announce that the MA/RI region of SAQA will have two exhibits at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell Massachusetts in 2018 – 2019.

Exhibit name: Explorations: Journeys in Creativity, The Quilt Artist's Studio

Exhibit Concept:
Bring the viewer into the quilt artist's studio to give them a feel for the creative process as expressed in art quilts.

24 Artists will be chosen for two exhibits at the New England Quilt Museum. Each artist will be selected to highlight a technique based on a portfolio of 3 – 6 works and a 250 – 1000 word artist statement. Once the artists are selected, they will be given six months to create a piece measuring 30" x 50" featuring their highlighted technique. To accompany this piece, they will be asked to create materials which will be displayed next to the piece which detail and demonstrate their creative process, whether it be dying fabric, collage techniques, surface embellishment, etc.

Artists considered for inclusion in this exhibit will be judged based on a portfolio which shows development of originality, design, technique and craftsmanship.

All members of SAQA MA/RI, VT/NH/ME and CT regions are invited to apply.


For SAQA Members

(Use discount code GBT to join at saqa.com/join)

Learn More:

http://saqacallforentryexplorations.com

Deadline: January 10, 2018

 

 

 


Fiber Celebration 2018

 

Tointon Gallery 651 10th Ave. Greeley CO 80631
May 4–June 16, 2018

Northern Colorado Weavers Guild invites all fiber artists to participate in our 44th annual juried exhibit Fiber Celebration 2018. We appreciate all past participants and hope you will enter again. We also encourage submissions from new entrants!

Pieces representing fiber media of all types are welcome, including weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry, sculpture, felting, papermaking, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery.

 

Learn More:

http://fibercelebrationentry.org

Deadline: February 16, 2018

 


The Prince Cherrywood Challenge 2018

Prince was an iconic musician who called Minnesota home before his untimely passing. We challenge you to create a unique quilt honoring his legacy, using gorgeous hand-dyed fabric in saturated purples.
To honor Prince’s philanthropy, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity.

 

 

 

 

Learn More:

http://cherrywoodchallengeentry.com

Deadline: July 1, 2018

 


Passion has been defined as the object of a strong desire, compelling emotion, or even violent anger. This intense vigor is, at times, at the forefront of our drive and determination to get something accomplished. Perhaps one will have to maneuver through muck and mire to arrive at the sweet spot, but it’s the energy throughout the journey that fuels the enthusiasm of the drive forward. Meditate on something that stirs you up, then share your interpretation of passion in art quilt form. 

March 6 – May 13, 2018
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, NC

 

 

Learn More:

http://paqa-south-juried.org

Online: November 3, 2017 - January 5, 2018

 

Coming in 2018

Sacred Threads 2019

Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters  who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.

The objective is to create a dignified exhibition of artwork that touches on both spiritual and personal levels all those who view it. We want to share with others the experiences of quilters whose stories may be a source of healing and strength.

Entries to Sacred Thread Exhibitions are juried in by images for purposes of space and suitability of theme only. Works are not judged.

 

Learn More:

sacredthreadsquilts.com/html/callForEntries.html

Online: October 1, 2018 - January 10, 2019

 

Contrast

Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center, Parker, Colorado

FRCQ Exhibit May 3, 2018 to July 9, 2018

CONTRAST is an exhibit open to members of the Front Range Contemporary Quilters.

Contrast can take many forms. It can be opposites such as joy and fear, night and day, or opposing political viewpoints. More literally, contrast can be light and dark values, straight versus curved lines, or complimentary colors. More conceptual illustrations of contrast could be to make the invisible visible, reveal the concealed, or tell an untold story. The effect of contrast is to make each element more distinctive when put alongside each other. Variation and contrast make life and art more vibrant.

Learn More:

http://frcqcontrast.org

Online January 1 - 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiber National 2018

Fiber National showcases the best in contemporary fiber art from around the United States. The second biennial of the exhibition will highlight exciting, innovative artwork utilizing both traditional and non-traditional techniques. All artists that incorporate fiber and/or fiber techniques in their artwork are invited to apply.

 

Learn More:

http://workhouseartscallforentry.com

Online November 1, 2017 - April 1, 2018

 

ANTHEMS – A LGBTQ Quilt Exhibit

On June 12, 2016, the LGBTQ Community was rocked by the massacre at Pulse Nightclub. While there was a huge outpouring of support for the victims of Pulse from within the Quilt Community, there were a marked number of homophobic commentaries as well.

In the 1980s we learned that Silence=Death. So the question arises as to how do we, as a group of LGBTQ Quilters, demonstrate who we are within the Quilting Community? Through our ART. Thus arose Anthems, a Special Exhibit about our lived experiences in quilting.

The Debut of Anthems will be at International Quilt Festival in Chicago in April, 2019. Quilts Inc has accepted the Special Exhibit on condition that they retain final say over the pieces included in that display.

 

Learn More:

http://anthemsentry.com

Deadline: October 31, 2018

 

Celebration of Color

This new judged competition and exhibit is open to quilters working in any style—traditional, modern, or art. Artists are invited to play with color and design to create a vibrant work that truly celebrates color!
The winning quilts will be announced during the 2018 International Quilt Festival in Chicago.

 

 

Learn More:

http://callforentriescolor.com

Deadline: January 11, 2018


Traditional Mid-west and Canadian Quilts

International Quilt Festival/Chicago plans to showcase traditional quilts and their makers in a special exhibit, Traditional Mid-west and Canadian Quilts. This exhibit will be one of the highlights at International Quilt Festival, April 12–April 14, 2018. This exhibit is open to any quilter who lives in the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario in Canada. The quilt must be made between January 2015 and February 2018.

 

 

Learn More:

http://callforentriesmidwestguilds.com

Deadline: February 1, 2018


In the American Tradition

This exhibit features recently-made quilts that harken back to the time of traditional blocks, styles, and techniques as their design source. Contemporary quilt makers often look to the art form’s rich tradition for inspiration in their own works. We have had both Pieced and Appliquéd exhibits. This exhibit will premiere at Quilt Market and Festival November 8-11, 2018. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2019. Note: the size requirements have changed to 48” in width instead of the previous 36”.

 

 

Learn More:

http://www.callforentriesamerican.com

Deadline: March 15, 2018

 

 

 

Quilt Visions 2018: Connections


Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles
October 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Quilt Visions 2018: Connections is the 15th international juried exhibition produced by the Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles (VAM). The exhibition will be presented at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California. The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship. A full color exhibition catalog will be published.

Learn More:

http://quiltvisions2018.com

Online Entries: January 1 - 31, 2018