“Heaven and Earth,” Center for Environmental Art

Carkeek Park, Seattle, Washington:  July 11 – October 10, 2015

The nonprofit Center for Environmental Art, in partnership with Carkeek Park Advisory Council and Seattle Parks and Recreation, invites proposals for placement of temporary outdoor artworks in Carkeek Park, an approximately 190 acre urban forest located in NW Seattle.

In keeping with the spirit of the site, the organizers seek work that reflects an ongoing recognition of the precarious nature of the environment with attention to the metaphor of propagation, which is often associated with the production of plants (sowing seeds, grafting, and other forms of reproduction, multiplication, dispersal, pollination, etc.) but which can also be freely translated to reference human means of dissemination (such as internet memes and other forms of media transmittal). The organizers encourage experimental , kinetic, or interactive works that explore a broad range of contemporary interpretations of art and nature, including performance, new media, landscape interventions, installations, sound art, biomimicry, ephemeral work, and other interdisciplinary perspectives.

Deadline:  May 2, 2015

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The Artist as Quiltmaker XVII

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH:  May 15 – July 31, 2016

“The Artist as Quiltmaker” exhibition was founded in 1984 by quilt historian Ricky Clark.  Noting the success of “Quilt National,” the first and longest running art quilt exhibition, which takes place at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, Clark wanted to guarantee that an outstanding exhibition of art quilts takes place in Ohio every year.  Each show is biennial; Quilt National shows in odd-numbered years and AQM, held in Oberlin, at the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, in even-numbered years.

Deadline:  December 28, 2015

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“Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts,” SDA 1st International Juried Members Exhibition

Sandra J Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN:  August 27-October 31, 2015

The goal of the catalog and exhibition is to showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary fiber arts. Makers are encouraged to submit work of any size or format that demonstrates innovative use of textile media. Any textile technique or material is acceptable, including the use of nontraditional materials and time arts, such as video and sound.

Deadline:  April 15, 2015

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“International Fiber Arts VII”

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA:  October 23 – November 28, 2015

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.

Deadline:  September 1, 2015

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“What’s For Dinner?” IQF, Houston, TX

International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX:   October 24 – November 1, 2015.   May travel till September 2016.

International Quilt Festival wants to know what you are having for dinner tonight, and would like to invite you to participate in our new exhibit, What’s for Dinner?, which will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival 2015 in Houston.

We’ll “set the table” for this Special Exhibit on the show floor with enlarged “place settings”, complete with a placemat/tablecloth, napkin, fork, knife, spoon, and a plate full of “what you are eating for dinner.” This could be your favorite dinner at home, in a restaurant, or what you have for Sunday dinner. We are excited about this theme and hope that it will show a variety of interpretations, fabric choices, and views into different cultures, rituals, and lifestyles. Think colorful, fun, outside the box, and visually appealing!

All quilts must be uniform in size, horizontal format, with nothing hanging off the sides, top, or bottom. The finished quilt size, or “place setting,” must be 24” x 15” (width x height) and cannot exceed 2″ in depth.

Deadline:  August 15, 2015

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“Tactile Architecture,” IQF

International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX:   October 24–November 1, 2015, May travel till September 2016

International Quilt Festival will again showcase architectural quilts in a special exhibit, Tactile Architecture™ 2015. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, October 24–November 1, 2015. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2016.

Deadline:  April 17, 2015

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