Welcome to the Contemporary Quilt Art Association’s “Opportunities” site.  This site provides a means for CQA members to share information about upcoming exhibition opportunities.  Guests are welcome (here and in person).   If you’re visiting the Seattle area, we hope that you will join us at one of our meetings.

The Contemporary QuiltArt Association, a 50l (c)(3) non-profit arts organization run entirely by volunteers, is a Washington state group formed in the fall of 1986. We are a diverse group of artists, teachers, writers, and collectors living throughout Washington, and we view quilts as an exciting, emerging medium of expression and a viable contemporary art form.

To find out more about our organization, please visit our website or our official blog.

City of Auburn Gallery / 2017 Gallery Exhibits / Call for Artists

Auburn, WA:  2017

The City of Auburn is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional media to exhibit their work at three City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2017. Galleries are within City operated buildings including City Hall, Auburn Senior Center (Cheryl Sallee Gallery) and Community and Event Center. Artists and/or artists groups of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: paint, ink, pencil, mixed media, textiles, mosaic, glass, recycled materials, photography, calligraphy, collage, fiber art, etc.

Deadline:  October 17, 2016

See Website for details.

Confluence Gallery, Twisp / Gift Shop Holiday Exhibit / Call to Artists

Twisp, WA:  November 1 through the holidays, 2016

Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA is taking submissions for art to be sold in our successful, year‐ round gallery gift shop for the holiday gift-giving season.

We invite artists to submit visual art and quality craft items for review.

Please submit up to 5 clear images of individual pieces or product lines to be juried.
Describe the medium and/or process of your art or products and the corresponding price points.

Deadline:  October 15, 2016

See Website for details.

Bremerton Arts Commission / Ferry Artwork / Call for Artists

Chimacum Ferry, Washington State:  Sailing Spring 2017

The Bremerton Arts Commission is working with the Washington State Ferries towards creating a gallery to be placed on the new Ferry Chimacum featuring 16 pieces of contemporary art work that reflect the creativity of local artists. Images should provide a positive impression and lasting memory for citizens and visitors. Artists are invited to submit digital images of their artwork to be displayed on the Chimacum.  A total of 16 works will be selected by the Arts Commission.  The artist must live in the Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, or Jefferson counties for their submission(s) to be considered. Proof of residency will be requested if selected.

Deadline:  November 1, 2016

See Website for details.

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council / 2017 Gallery / Call for Artists

Shoreline, WA:  2017

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is looking for local artists to show in 2017 at The Gallery at Town Center in Lake Forest Park, a not-for-profit gallery. The gallery schedule is set on a yearly basis and consists of 8 six-week, two person exhibits with each artist showing on 9 feet of wall space.

Deadline:  October 31, 2016

See Website for details.

Crafting Community: SDA 2016 Inaugural International Exhibition in Print

Publication Date:  December 23, 2016

EXHIBITION IN PRINT: SDA member and non-member artists working in or inspired by fiber arts and/or textile media are invited to submit work for a juried issue of the Surface Design Journal entitled Crafting Community: SDA Inaugural International Exhibition in Print. Selected work will appear in print in the winter 2016 issue of the Surface Design Journal.

The goal of this exhibition in print is to showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working working with or inspired by fiber/textile materials and techniques. Special consideration is given to work engaging the theme of Crafting Community.

Deadline:  October 15, 2016

See Website for details.

ARTQUILTSrespite, PAQA – South

Cary, NC:  April 20 – June 24, 2017

A short period of rest or relief from something difficult, stressful, unpleasant, painful, emotional, or exerting. A way to escape, even if for a fleeting moment. Relief is found in reflection, prayers, meditation, physical movement or creative outlets. Courage is found with companionship, a change in circumstance or attitude or taking time to breathe. With a lull, or timeout, we gain strength to continue. We invite you to take break, then share your interpretation of respite in art quilt form.

Deadline:  February 10, 2017

See Website for details.