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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.

Call For Entries | Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition
July 14, 2016   through   September 30, 2016

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The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded. Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or

Call For Entry: Textile Center Holiday Gallery Shop 2016
August 2, 2016   through   August 31, 2016

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Each November and December, Textile Center Shop extends into the Joan Mondale Gallery – tripling the Shop’s size – to become the Holiday Gallery Shop. We are seeking your fiber art for the 2016 Holiday Gallery Shop! Applicants must be 18 years or older and applications must be received by Wednesday, August 31st, at 5 pm. For more information and instructions, please visit

Fabrications 13
August 16, 2016   through   November 7, 2016

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Consider this an opportunity to explore your medium, stretch it to new lengths, twist and turn it into new forms, spin in new technologies or ancient methods, string on a bit of fantasy and let viewers feel what you’ve felt! Jurors will focus particularly on craftsmanship and innovative designs. Exhibit dates: Nov. 28 - Dec. 31, 2016

Call For Entry: All Things Considered 9: Basketry in The 21st Century
August 21, 2016   through   February 15, 2017

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The National Basketry Organization (NBO) invites submissions for the biennial juried exhibition: All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century. This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the NBO 2017 Biennial Conference and we are pleased to welcome Lloyd Herman as the juror. The NBO All Things Considered exhibitions have become an important record of artistic work within traditional and contemporary basketry. They are unique in their focus on basketry and in their inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists. The goal of the exhibition is to showcase benchmarks of excellence in traditional and sculptural basketry that demonstrate superior technique and original concept and design. NBO encourages both established and emerging artist to submit work. Submissions will be evaluated on concept, design, technique, craftsmanship and creative exploration.

Free Artist Residency in Central Mexico
December 14, 2016   through   January 13, 2017

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360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist and writer’s residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. The deadline for our Winter Residency Program is Sunday, August 7, 2016 (for the December 14, 2016 - January 13, 2017 residency). International visual artists, writers, playwrights, photographers, dancers, new media makers and musicians can apply through CAFÉ, Visit our website for more detailed information: and our Facebook group page 360 Xochi Quetzal or write to us at

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