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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.

Fiber Fusion- Wa State Surface Design Association
October 22, 2015   through   March 31, 2016

       Fiber Fusion- Wa State Surface Design Association   website

The intention of this exhibit is to showcase the depth and breadth of the surface designer’s work in Washington State. The exhibition will contain original, innovative artwork which is technically of high quality and which results in a show of overall high impact. The concept of Fiber Fusion is totally up to the interpretation of the artist. “Surface design refers to any process that gives structure, pattern, or color to fiber. Fibers used could include handmade felt, paper, fabric, clothing or basket-making materials, among others. To these surface designers dye, paint, print, stitch, bead, and otherwise enhance or embellish. More than the methods, surface designers are interested in the unlimited options for experimenting with color, texture, and design” ( As well as the exhibits, workshops and coordinating events will be offered at the venues throughout the exhibition. All current Surface Design Association Washington members are invited to enter the SDA WA traveling exhibition. Membership is available at:

Out of Bounds
November 5, 2015   through   December 7, 2015

       Out of Bounds   website

"Out of Bounds" February 5 - March 12, 2016 The Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center is hosting a multi media show titled "Out of Bounds," featuring work that encompasses the definition of the title: beyond limit, banned, beyond the pale, forbidden, inaccessible, off-limits, prohibited, restricted. All media will be accepted for jury By Dec 7, 2015 complete and submit the application form along with .jpg images on a CD. Best of Show and People's Choice awards $25 for Fine Line Members $30 for non-members Mail application to: Fine Line Creative Arts Center 37W570 Bolcum Road St. Charles, IL 60175 Inquiries: Any questions? Email: Jodi 630-584-9443

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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