Carrie Miller, “(Pass) Through” (detail)


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March 2017

Artist Residency at Textile Arts Center

March 18, 2017 Brooklyn, NY United States

Deadline: March 18, 2017. Residency session: 10/2017 - 6/2018. Textile Arts Center's Artist in Residence (TAC AIR) program equips emerging artists and designers with resources and skills to better articulate their practices and contribute to their communities. Situated at the intersection of a studio residency and an academic program, TAC AIR combines studio access with a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, regular critical dialogue and mentorship. The residency culminates in a group exhibition which showcases and promotes residents’ work at both a…

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April 2017

John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Program

April 1, 2017 Kohler, WI United States

Artists working in any discipline may apply for the Arts Center’s Arts/Industry 2018 program, which takes place at and is funded by Kohler Co. in Kohler, Wis. Each year, 16–22 artists are accepted for 2- to 6-month residencies in the Pottery or Foundry/Enamel areas of the factory. Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, and round-trip transportation. The application deadline for 2018 residencies is April 1, 2017. For more information and…

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2017-18 Artists in Residence Program

April 11, 2017 Mendocino, CA United States

Deadline: April 11, 2017. The Mendocino Art Center’s Artists in Residence (AIR) Program brings both emerging and established artists from all over the country to a unique art center on the rural Northern California coast. The location provides tranquility and inspiration in a community full of local artistic talent. In addition to providing dedicated studio space and furnished studio apartments, the program provides the freedom to develop at your own pace and pursue interests in other disciplines. Our studios in…

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35th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts

April 21, 2017 ,

Deadline: April 21. Exhibition Dates: July 5-August 26, with $2000 in cash awards.

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2017 Alaska Fiber Arts Residency at Bunnell Street Arts Center

April 30, 2017 Homer, AK United States

The Alaska Fiber Arts Residency seeks an Artist exploring the relationships between wearable art and fashion. The residency aims to support designers working in fashion, costume design, sculpture and/or associated fields, in particular those whose practice is experimental and hard to define. Through the course of this four week residency, the Artist will produce at least three “wearable art” pieces for exhibition. The Artist will conduct intensive collaborations with local participants, through a series of workshops or projects exploring the…

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May 2017

Sculpture at the Kavanagh

May 19, 2017-June 30, 2017 St. Charles, IL United States

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for this exhibit to be held at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St Charles, Illinois.  

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June 2017

2017 Art Kudos Juried Competition

June 20, 2017-June 30, 2017 ,

Open to all artists 18 and older. Awards Judge: Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia. Selected finalists will appear in a year-long online exhibit at beginning August 15th. More info: Deadline: June 30, 2017. $4500 cash awards.  

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Call for Art: “Uncommon Threads”

June 25, 2017 5:00 pm-June 26, 2017 8:00 pm Salem, MA United States

NOT your Grandmother’s Sewing Circle! Salem Arts Association presents “Uncommon Threads”, an exhibition that redefines the use of fibers in art. This exhibit goes way beyond the quilting of old. In this exhibition we challenge the artists to discover new inspirations using fibers, fabrics, textiles of any kind, and inventive weaving. Fiber art refers to fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber, such as fabric, plastics, wire, thread or yarn, as well as other less likely components.…

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July 2017


July 30, 2017 Lake Chapala, Mexico

The deadline for our Winter Residency Program is Sunday, July 30, 2017 (for the December 14, 2017 - January 13, 2018 residency). 360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist and writer’s residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. The deadline for our Winter Residency Program is Sunday, July 30, 2017 (for the December 14, 2017 - January 13, 2018 residency). International visual artists, writers, playwrights, photographers, dancers, new media makers and musicians can apply through CAFÉ, Visit our website for…

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September 2017

The Art Cloth Network Call for New Members

September 1, 2017-October 31, 2017 ,

The Art Cloth Network call for new members is coming soon! September 1 – October 31, 2017 Our organization defines “Art Cloth” as material transformed by adding or subtracting color, line, shape, texture or fiber to make a compelling surface and composition. This can include three-dimensional art and work meant for outdoor display. As a thirty-member juried community of artists, we work together to encourage individual artistic development, explore the boundaries of our medium, and educate others about our art.…

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