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


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June 2017

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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2017 SPUN Innovative Fiber Exhibition

September 15, 2017 Bridgeport, CT United States

Deadline: September 15, 2017. SPUN's Innovative Fiber Exhibition 2017 will be held from October 14 - November 4, 2017; the online submission deadline is September 15.  We are very excited to announce our esteemed juror is Jeffrey Mueller, the Gallery Director of the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan CT, where he has curated over 100 exhibitions. Mr Mueller is also adjunct professor of Art History at Western Connecticut State University. Artwork may not be longer than 60" on any…

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October 2017

Complexity 2018: Innovations in Weaving, Call for Entry

October 1, 2017-January 15, 2018 Reno, NV United States

Enter: October 1, 2017 - January 15, 2018 Exhibition: May 29 - July 13, 2018 Complex Weavers biennial members' exhibition.

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Home Exhibit – Call for Art

October 7, 2017 Belmont, MA United States

Deadline: October 7, 2017. Interiors/Exteriors A sense of place / A state of mind Exhibition dates: October 19 - December 7, 2017.  

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October 15, 2017 St. Charles, IL United States

Art to Wear Show, Luncheon and Boutique. Opportunities for garment and accessories artists.

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World Tapestry Now Call for Entry

October 15, 2017 ,

Deadline: October 15. Juror Włodzimierz Cygan will select a large and diverse selection of tapestries to present an international compendium of artists working in the medium of contemporary, hand woven tapestry. The intention of this show is to include not only artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes. Tapestries of any size are welcome.

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November 2017

CALL FOR APPLICANTS : Work in Progress Residency

November 13, 2017 Brooklyn, NY United States

Deadline: November 6, 2017. Work in Progress (WIP) is a window into the studio practice of contemporary artists and designers that engages the public in a dialogue with the field of textiles. The selected artist will take over TAC Manhattan’s store-front window for one month and (re)create an active studio of their work. Displays will feature tools, materials and their artwork in various stages of progress. The program focuses on engaging the public with the work of textile artists and give…

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December 2017

Hygge – Creating Sanctuary

December 1, 2017 St. Charles, IL United States

What is hygge (HUE-gah)? Perhaps the Danish word 'hygge' is not meant to be translated; it is meant to be felt. The concept of hygge can be thought of as a warm glow, a feeling of comfort and contentment, a deeply satisfying feeling of well-being, and an indulgence in all the good things and people in one's life. It includes the sharing of stories about ideas, history, culture and the things we create. Hygge is personified by making the ordinary…

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