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Call for Events and Call for Instructors

Complete listing of requests for submissions to textile competitions, exhibits, conference workshop proposals, and academic papers. Calls for entries and calls for instructors are added on a regular basis. If your event is not shown here, please add the information directly using the Add Event link.

Fibers Through Time
April 4, 2015   through   December 4, 2015

       Fibers Through Time  

Proposals for workshops at Fibers Through Time, a conference sponsored by the Arizona Federation of Weavers and Spinners Guilds are being accepted now. The conference will be held in Phoenix March 10 through March 13, 2016. Instruction will be for 2.5 days, 18 hours, in various fiber arts including weaving, spinning, felting, and basketry among others. Contact Cynthia Broughton.

Fabrications 12
August 6, 2015   through   November 7, 2015

       Fabrications 12   website

Crossings in Zumbrota, MN is organizing its 12th annual Fabrications exhibit. Entries can include artwork such as contemporary gallery pieces, wall hangings, 3-dimensional fiber sculpture, wearable art of all types, handcrafted jewelry, and holiday ornaments. Jurors will focus particularly on craftsmanship and innovative designs. This exhibit is open to all fiber and jewelry artists interested in displaying and selling their work. Fiber arts may include batik, surface design, felting, quilting, rug hooking, spinning, weaving, knitting, fiber sculpture, handcrafted paper and note cards, and needlework. Jewelry arts may include fiber, beading, stone, metal, paper and multimedia. Submit 3-5 original pieces MAXIMUM, with an entry form and $15 entry fee per person (not per piece) by Saturday, November 7, 2015. No international entries. Full details and entry form available on website.

Fiber Fusion
October 10, 2015   through   October 11, 2015

       Fiber Fusion   website

Mt. Lassen Fiber Guild is hosting the 4th annual Fiber Fusion at Patrick Ranch Museum in Chico, CA on October 10-11, 2015. We are looking for quality, fiber-related vendors to participate. We have doubled our vending area so we now have room for nearly 50 booths. Breeders are welcome to bring a couple of their animals to be in a pen next to their booth. Booths are $150 for inside and $100 for outside. Demonstrators or non-profit booths (no sales) are FREE. With a marketplace, animals, demonstrations, hands-on activities, mini-workshops, yarn/textile competition, classes, lectures, and sheepdog trials, there will be something for all of the 3,000+ visitors we expect this year.

Rags Wearable Art Show & Sale
March 10, 2016   through   March 13, 2016

       Rags Wearable Art Show & Sale   website

For Immediate Release Contact: Judith Cunneen Artist Coordinator 752-756-9493 CALL FOR ENTRIES 22ND Annual Benefit: Juried Show and Sale of Wearable Art Tacoma, Wash. The YWCA RAGS Guild announces a call for entries for its 22nd annual juried wearable art show and sale. The RAGS 2016 event will take place March 10 13, 2016 at Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma. Open to all artists working in all media of wearable art-garments, fashion accessories, and jewelry. Two entry types with non-refundable fees: Gallery competition of one-of-a-kind artist-made pieces ($15 application fee per entry, up to three entries) Gallery entries may be for sale or NFS. Marketplace boutique-style sale ($35 application fee) All initial entries are juried by digital images. Accepted gallery entries are judged for award from actual works in February 2016. Cash prizes to gallery winners in garments, accessories, jewelry, and best of show. As a benefit for domestic violence prevention programs of the YWCA Pierce County, RAGS retains 33% of Marketplace sales and 40% of Gallery sales. Deadline for submitting digital images is December 11, 2015. For prospectus and entry information, visit or send an SASE to Artist Coordinator, YWCA RAGS Guild, Dept. FA, 405 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402.

Guilford Art Center's Craft Expo 2016
July 15, 2016   through   July 17, 2016

       Guilford Art Center's Craft Expo 2016   website

Guilford Art Center's Craft Expo is one of the oldest and finest outdoor craft shows in the northeast. Held at the height of the summer season on the historic Guilford, CT Green, the 59th annual exhibition features fine handmade crafts by 180 high-caliber contemporary artists from across North America. Event benefits Guilford Art Center's educational programs. Crafts must be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, by an individual and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices. Submit 5 digital images of your work. Entry deadline: January 10, 2016. See for prospectus and link to online application.

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