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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.

International Fiber Arts VII
February 12, 2015   through   September 1, 2015

       International Fiber Arts VII   website

INTERNATIONAL FIBER ARTS VII is a biannual juried exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, presenting a distinct approach to innovative and traditional fiber techniques, and a contemporary concept for the use of traditional and unusual materials. The chosen work invites the viewer to experience the many facets of fiber art. INTERNATIONAL FIBER ARTS VII is accepting both two or three-dimensional pieces including wearable and installation art.

Materialities: Contemporary Fiber Arts, 1st International Juried Members' Exhibition
February 21, 2015   through   April 15, 2015

       Materialities: Contemporary Fiber Arts, 1st International Juried Members' Exhibition   website

The Surface Design Association presents Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts, the SDA's 1st International Juried Members' Exhibition, which will be on view in two formats. The first is a comprehensive print catalog. The second, an exhibition at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, August 27 - October 31, 2015, with works selected from the catalog submissions. Exhibition is in conjunction with Made/Aware, SDA Craft + Concept Intensive 2015, Socially Engaged Practices, October 8-11. Catalog will contain essays, artist statements and images of all selected works. Call-for-entries is being administered online through CaFE. Work can be any size or format that demonstrates innovative use of textile media, including the use of nontraditional materials and time arts such as video and sound. SDA encourages established, emerging and student artists to participate.

Gifts of Art
March 8, 2015   through   May 15, 2015

       Gifts of Art   website

Gifts of Art brings the world of art & music to the University of Michigan Health System. We seek both solo exhibits by individual artists and group exhibits by arts organizations. Selections will be made from online submissions or submissions by mail. Emailed JPG images or in-person submissions will NOT be considered. Exhibits last approximately 13 weeks in length. Please visit our Submissions website or to submit by mail, download the submission form from our website. Call (734) 936-ARTS (2787) or email.

Natural Pigments Instructional Artist Residency 2015 - Arquetopia - Puebla Or Oaxaca, Southern Mexico
March 14, 2015   through   April 27, 2015

       Natural Pigments Instructional Artist Residency 2015 - Arquetopia - Puebla Or Oaxaca, Southern Mexico   website

With master instruction, learn to create and use a variety of Natural Pigments in either magnificent kaleidoscope of Puebla or Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Extendable 3-week terms during 2015. The Natural Pigments Instructional Artist Residency is a unique Art Production Residency that includes 3 weeks of master instruction (classes of 9 hours per week) in diverse local techniques from Oaxaca that vary depending on the supporting fiber; the options are wool, silk and paper. Residents learn how to prepare natural pigments, fixatives and alcohol-base preparations. Pigments included are cochineal, indigo and pericón. In Puebla, the focus is on learning how to make naturally pigmented inks and paints.

National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015
March 27, 2015   through   May 10, 2015

       National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015   website

NATIONAL FIBER DIRECTIONS EXHIBITION 2015 The Wichita Center for the Arts, March 27 May 10, 2015. $7500 in cash and purchase awards. $30 for 3 entries. Postmarked deadline: December 29, 2014. Juror: Barbara Shapiro, San Francisco, CA. Information and Prospectus available at, 316.634.2787, or email

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.

Call For Entry: 2016 Niche Awards
April 6, 2015   through   August 21, 2015

       Call For Entry: 2016 Niche Awards   website

NICHE magazine is accepting applications for the 2016 NICHE Awards, a prestigious juried competition recognizing excellence in fine craft design. Professional and student artists may apply online. Contest categories include ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, jewelry and more! Judging of entries is based on three main criteria: Technical excellence, both in surface design and form Distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought Market viability (professional entries only) Application and entry fee information, rules and guidelines are now available at website

2015 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta
May 21, 2015   through   May 23, 2015

       2015 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta   website

The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council presents the 2015 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta at Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. This will be the tenth biennial juried show and fiber arts exhibit. Call for entries due March 2, 2015. Divisions: beadwork, crochet, embroidery, hand knitting, polymer clay, dollmaking, lacemaking, machine knitting, quilting, sewing, spinning/weaving, rug traditions, silkpainting/surface design, mixed media, and youth. Entry forms and rules for entry are available at

12th Annual VMRC Art Exhibition
May 31, 2015   through   June 30, 2015

       12th Annual VMRC Art Exhibition   website

Juried multimedia visual art exhibition. Entry deadline is March 15, 2015 - RECEIVED by date. Prospectus and entry form available online at . Also images of 2014 exhibition are available at this site. Exhibition will include approximately 100 artworks selected by a panel of 3 jurors - each a working artist, an experienced juror and a different area of expertise. $5,000 in prizes. 39% of works in 2014 exhibition were purchased. No commission. For additional information email or call 540-564-3400.

American Made Show At Dallas Market Center
June 25, 2015   through   June 28, 2015

       American Made Show At Dallas Market Center   website

Are you a studio artist looking to branch into the wholesale marketplace? Have you exhibited in major gift shows and found it difficult to compete against mass-manufactured imports? As a complement to its long-running winter marketplace, the American Made Show introduces a collection of award-winning studio artists to buyers of the central and southwest regions.

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