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″

Tapestry Call for Entries


  • Green

Deadline: July 9, 2018  Sebastopol Center for the Arts.  August 3 – September 9, 20a8. Cash awards. Jurors: Chester Arnold and Kevin Alston. This exhibition invites artists to express “Green” in different interpretations, variations and nuances of the color through figurative and abstract concepts of green,  but also expressions of environmental concern and ecological awareness. All media accepted: Assemblage, Book Art, Buon Fresco, Cartoon, Collage, Drawing,  Fiber Arts, Glass Art, Installation, Mixed Media, New Media, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Kinetic Art, Recycled materials, Sculpture, Video, Wood Arts. More information: http://sebarts.org/index.php/calls-entry/

  • Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends 2018

Deadline: July 21, 2018 Any high school student (9th – 12th grade) or undergraduate/graduate student enrolled in a fiber/textile program or independently pursuing a study of fibers/textiles in the Southeast (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia) is eligible to apply for this juried student exhibition of creative works in fiber art. Online entry: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5172  For more information: Suzi Gough, Executive Director, Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance; 678-235-4328; info@fiberartsalliance.org

  • Family Matters: 2018 SDA Annual International Exhibition in Print 

Deadline: August 24, 2018 Jurors: Danille Krysa, The Jealous Curator; Elizabeth Kozlowski, Surface Design Journal Editor. The Surface Design Association annually showcases the range and skill of contemporary artists and designers working in fiber or textile-based materials, methods, or techniques. The 2018 theme, “Family Matters,” invites artists to engage with the idea of ‘family’–how it might emerge, manifest, or represent itself materially or conceptually. For more information, visit the SDA website.

  • Fiberart International 2019 

Deadline: August 31, 2018 Fiberart International is produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance.  Fiberart International 2019 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium.  The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.  ($45 entry fee).  Jurors:  Sonya Clark, American artist; Barbara Luderowski, American artist and museum administrator; Jane Sauer, internationally known artist and curator.  Details are found by navigating to the supplied CaFe link.  https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4691

  • Excellence in Fiber IV

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday, September 2, 2018 Juried exhibition in print, sponsored by Fiber Art Now. Jurors:Beth Mclaughlin, Head Curator, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts; Perry Price, Executive Director, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; Carol Sauvion, Creator, Executive Producer and Director of Craft in America. A total of $2000 in prizes. Selected works will appear in the Fourth Annual Excellence in Fibers catalog which will be presented to curators and directors of 300+ museums and galleries that feature fiber work and a select group of fiber and fine craft collectors. It will be integrated into the special expanded winter issue of Fiber Art Now, a subscriber-supported publication that also is sold on over 400 Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and Dick Blick newsstands in the US, Chapters Books in Canada, and select newsstands in the UK. More information and online entry.

  • Materials: Hard + Soft

Deadline: September 31, 2018 

Juror: Janet McCall, Executive Director of the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Presented by the Greater Denton Arts Council and recognized as one of the premier fine crafts exhibitions in the United States, initiated in 1987 by Georgia Leach Gough. This exhibition will celebrate the field of contemporary craft, the creativity, and innovations of artists who continue to push media’s boundaries. Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500, and $250 to be determined by the juror and announced at the opening reception on February 1, 2019. Exhibition runs February 1–May 4, 2019. More information and online entry.

  • Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge

Deadline: October 15, 2018  Juror: Jane Kidd. ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge. Artists are encouraged to explore the conceptual, technical and metaphorical implications of the theme as they design their submissions. We invite entries not only from artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes. The size of the tapestry may not exceed a total of 100 square inches (625 square cm) and cannot exceed 20 inches (50 cm) in any one dimension. More information and online entry.

  • Focus: Fiber

Deadline: November 1, 2018  Focus: Fiber is a national biannual fiber competition, sponsored by Textile Art Alliance a member group of Cleveland Museum of Art.  The show runs from March 1 to July 29, 2019 at the Kent State University Museum. The juror is Nami Yamamoto.  Enter at Café’s CallforEntry.org.

Ongoing opportunities

  • Fate, Destiny & Self Determination

Ongoing. 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

Ongoing. 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

Ongoing.  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/.

  • Fiber Art Calls for Entry

Ongoing. Fiber Art Calls for Entry is a blog listing current and upcoming opportunities. You can read it here or subscribe.

  • CaFÉ

Ongoing. CaFÉ calls for entry is brought to you by the Western States Arts Federation, a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. To subscribe click here.