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.
International Fiber Arts VII
February 12, 2015 through September 1, 2015
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.
Fibers Through Time
April 4, 2015 through December 4, 2015
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
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
Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, And The Port
June 1, 2015 through October 1, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS Savannah, Georgia, October 19th – 23rd, 2016 Textile Society of America’s 15th Biennial Symposium: Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port Organized in collaboration with Savannah College of Art and Design. Abstract Submission Deadline October 1st, 2015 textilesocietyofamerica.org/tsa_symposium/symposium2016/call-for-papers/ Notification of Acceptance to Presenters (via email): December 15, 2015 Deadline for presenters to submit need-based fee-waiver applications: January 7, 2016 Deadline to Confirm Participation: March 15th, 2016 Registration Opens: May 16th, 2016 Deadline for Presenters to Register: June 15th, 2016 The theme of TSA’s 15th Biennial Symposium is Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port. We invite participants to explore the ways in which textiles shape, and are shaped by historical, geographical, technological and economic aspects of colonialization and/or globalization. How and why have textile practices moved around? As they travel, how have they been translated, modified, or used within acts of compliance or resistance? What impact have different regimes of labor, consumption, aesthetic valuation, or political/social economy had on textile production, use, and circulation? These questions may apply to contemporary or historical fine art, utilitarian, or ethnographic textiles, which may be addressed through scholarship or creative practice.
October 10, 2015 through October 11, 2015
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.
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