Tapestry Call for Entries

To submit Tapestry Call for Entries,  email ATA’s webmistress. Please send the name of the opportunity, the deadline for submission, a website, if available, and contact information.

Alibay and Saule Bapanov, "Lady Knight," 2006, 61" x 31"

Alibay and Saule Bapanov, “Lady Knight,” 2006, 61″ x 31″

Call for Entries

September 29, 2019: Materials: Hard + Soft International

Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition is recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country. The exhibition shows the top national and international artists evolving the field of contemporary craft who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media made between 2017-2019 are acceptable. Works must be less than 75 pounds. Deadline is September 29. Submission form and more information can be found at https://dentonarts.com/mhscall. Questions and concerns can be sent to exhibit@dentonarts.com. This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Materials will be on view February 7 – May 9, 2020 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

October 15, 2019: American Tapestry Biennial 13

Entry to American Tapestry Biennial 13 is open to all artists who design and weave their own tapestries either individually or collaboratively (all assistants shall be named). For the purposes of this exhibition, tapestry is defined as handwoven, weft faced fabric using discontinuous wefts. Artists who work in both traditional and more experimental methods are encouraged to enter. Multi-media work will be considered as long as the primary medium is tapestry. Entries must be one-of-a-kind and have been completed after January 2016. Entries may not have been shown previously in any ATA exhibition, including the unjuried small format show. Artists may submit up to three pieces, but a maximum of one piece per artist will be accepted. Go here to view details.

This year’s juror is Nick DeFord, Program Director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Within his professional role as program director, DeFord has keen insight into the contemporary culture of art infused with craft techniques, including tapestry. In addition, DeFord’s artistic practice encompasses experimental approaches in materiality and techniques. ATA is honored to have Nick DeFord curate a vision of contemporary practices in tapestry for ATB 13.

Ongoing opportunities

Fate, Destiny & Self Determination

Co-create a tapestry installation with Line Dufour by weaving a shape that she sends to you. Visit the project website page. Email Line.

Artist Submissions, The Craft & Folk Art Museum Shop

The Craft & Folk Art Museum Shop continues museum founder Edith Wyle’s mission to share beautiful, handmade art objects from around the globe. f you think you make something that fits the Craft & Folk Art Museum Shop, we’d love to see your work. We regularly review artist submissions. To be considered for consignment shop representation, please e-mail the following to museumshop@cafam.org, with the artist’s name as the message subject:

  • Artist/process statement
  • 6 high-quality JPG images, 6 inches longest side at 300 dpi. Please do not send files over 2 MB. Images must be saved with the following file name format: Medium_Lastname_Retail Price_Image#.jpg.
  • Numbered image inventory including title, dimensions, medium, date and retail price for each image.

Visit website for more information: www.cafamshop.org

Fiber Art Now

Fiber Art Now, a quarterly publication, is calling for articles that will support its mission to connect and inspire the fiberarts and textiles community with the most compelling work in the field.  http://fiberartnow.net/submissions/.

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