Chris Motley, "Garden Galaxy Red Benicia" (detail)


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June 2018

Uncommon Threads 2018

June 1 St. Charles, IL United States

Deadline for entries: June 1st, 2018. Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL invites artists to jury for this Art-to-Wear Runway Show and Boutique one-day event. Runway artists must have a collection of 3-5 garments for the runway show. Boutique artists can attend the event or submit work to be sold on their behalf. Event date October 21st, 2018. See our website for more information.

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July 2018

Women’s Woven Voices

July 1 San Diego, CA United States

Deadline: July 1, 2018. An international collaborative art project that promote the empowerment of women through writing, weaving, and sharing their stories.

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Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends 2018 Call For Entries

July 21 Greenville, SC United States

Any high school student (9th – 12th grade) or undergraduate/graduate student enrolled in a fiber/textile program or independently pursuing a study of fibers/textiles in the Southeast (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia) is eligible to apply to this juried exhibition of creative works in fiber art.

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What Knot? Juried Fiber Show

July 23 Richmond, CA United States

California Artists! The Richmond Art Center is partnering with Northern California Surface Design Association to present a juried fiber exhibition, 'What Knot?' The exhibition dates are September 11-November 16, 2018, with a deadline for entries Monday, July 23. Juror for the exhibition will be Camille Ann Brewer, Curator of Contemporary Art at George Washington University and the Textile Museum in Washington, DC. California artists whose work uses fiber materials or techniques, especially those with contemporary interpretations of traditional processes, are…

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360 Xochi Quetzal Free Fiber Artist Residency in Mexico

July 29 Jalisco, Mexico

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE Artist Residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. The deadline for our Winter Fiber Residency Program is Sunday, July 29, 2018 (for the December 15, 2018 - January 14, 2019 residency). 2018 Fiber Residency welcomes International fiber artists working in all fiber mediums.

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August 2018

Fiberart International 2019

August 31 Pittsburgh, PA United States

CFE Deadline: 8/31/18. Fiberart International is produced by FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Since 1967, the Fiberarts Guild has sponsored juried exhibitions that bring innovative contemporary works of art in fiber from around the world to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fiberart International 2019 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to…

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September 2018

Craft Forms 2018

September 18 Wayne, PA United States

The 24th international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors. Open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, quilt, glass, metal, jewelry, wood, 3D printing, and/or mixed media crafts. Deadline: September 14, 2018. Extended deadline: September 18, 2018. Exhibition dates: December 7, 2018 - January 26, 2019.

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October 2018

Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge

October 15 ,

Deadline: October 15, 2018. The American Tapestry Alliance invites entries to its 6th juried, international exhibition of small-scale tapestries both from artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry and also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes. The size of the tapestry may not exceed a total of 100 square inches (625 square cm) and cannot exceed 20 inches (50 cm) in any one dimension. Image:…

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Open Call for Applicants for Textile Arts Center’s Work In Progress Residency

October 16-November 19 Brooklyn, NY United States

** We are currently accepting applications for WiP residencies taking place between March 2019 - July 2019. ** Deadline: November 19, 2018 The Work in Progress (WiP) at the Textile Arts Center is a behind the scenes look into the studio practice of contemporary artists and designers, to engage the public in a dialogue surrounding innovation in the field of textiles.

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November 2018

Focus: Fiber 2019

November 2 Kent, OH United States

Focus: Fiber 2019 is a biennial national juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art.  This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art (TAA), and Kent State University Museum. Focus: Fiber 2019 will be held March 1 to July 28, 2019 at Kent State University Museum in Kent, OH. Artists living in the U.S. may submit up to 3 entries. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber related technique. Innovative two-…

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