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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.

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.

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

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.

Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, And The Port
June 1, 2015   through   October 1, 2015

       Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, And The Port   website

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 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.

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.

Lake Oswego Festival of The Arts
June 26, 2015   through   June 28, 2015

       Lake Oswego Festival of The Arts   website

The Special Exhibit of the Festival of the Arts (Lake Oswego, Oregon) will be "On The Fringe - Today's Twist on Fiber Art. The Special Exhibit is the cornerstone of the festival which draws up to 25,000 people. A large portion of the exhibit will be juried. Entry Deadline: JANUARY 30, 2015 Please see Festival website for the online application.

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.

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