“Interpretations: Celebrating 30 Years,” Visions Art Museum

San Diego, CA:    October 17 2015 – January 3, 2016

Visions Art Museum is a program of Quilt San Diego, a non-profit organization, established in 1985 to promote contemporary quilts and quilt artists. The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship. Cash awards will be presented at the Opening Reception, October 17, 2015. A full color publication will accompany the exhibition.

Deadline: July 31, 2015

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“Turmoil,” SAQA

IQF, Houston, TX:    Work must be available to travel from August 2016 to December 2019.

Turmoil is defined as a state of great disturbance, confusion or uncertainty. It can be personal and internal, societal or natural.

Personal turmoil can refer to the turmoil in one’s mind, such as stress, sadness, bitterness or anger. Personal turmoil can also include the chaos of an over-scheduled life, the cacophony of the city, or the frustration of daily demands. Societal turmoil encompasses the disempowerment of people through war, unrest or racism.

Turmoil in the natural world can refer to disasters, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, violent weather, global warming, or the destruction of the environment.

This exhibit will feature work that depicts chaos, discord, imbalance and tumult. Artists are requested to explore the meaning of turmoil in their own lives. The works selected will represent turmoil through color, line, and composition. Both abstract and representational styles of work are being sought.

Deadline: February 29, 2016

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“Tranquility,” SAQA

IQF, Houston, TX:    Work must be available to travel from August 2016 to December 2019.

Tranquility is defined as a quality or state of being, possessing the concepts of quiet, peacefulness, calmness or serenity. Tranquility, as a mental and physical concept, is the primary focus of certain religious sects, whereby tranquility of the body, thoughts and consciousness are believed to lead to the path of personal enlightenment.

Tranquility is also linked to engagement with the natural environment, when the hush and stillness of nature affect not only mental outlook but also physical well-being. Some use meditation or yoga to bring tranquility to both the body and mind.

The works selected will represent tranquility through color, line, and composition. Each work should set a mood of tranquility for the viewer. Both abstract and representational styles of work are being sought.

Deadline: January 31, 2016

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“STORIES OF MIGRATION: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS INTERPRET DIASPORA,” SAQA

Textile Museum, Washington DC:    Mid-March through Late August, 2016

Housed in the new George Washington University Museum, The Textile Museum is hosting a juried exhibition in collaboration with SAQA. All works will reflect upon the theme of “Diaspora.” Diaspora is the dispersion of a people from an established ancestral homeland. These communities remain simultaneously active in social, economic, cultural, or political processes in their country of origin and with compatriots worldwide.

Deadline: October 31, 2015

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“Craft Forms 2015,” Wayne Art Center

Wayne, PA:   December 4, 2015 to January 30, 2016

The 21st international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors. All work must have been completed within the past two years and may not have been previously exhibited at the Wayne Art Center.

Deadline: September 10, 2015

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“Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition,” Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts

South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA :  July 1, – August 26, 2015

The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Southwest Washington artists working in all media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit works.

Deadline:  May 15, 2015

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“Botanica: All Things Plant Life,” Bedford Gallery

Walnut Creek, CA:  July 12 – September 6, 2015

From 16th Century Flemish painters, to Cézanne and the Post Impressionists, the color and variety found in plant life, as well as the potent symbolism, has made it a popular subject for still-lifes and artist studies. Botanica asks artists to draw on these themes to create artwork that explores how plant life can be represented in a diverse reach of media.

Deadline:  May 8, 2015

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