“Patchwork Design 2016,” Rio de Janeiro and beyond

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:  November 2015 – Fall 2016

Zeca Madeiros is expanding his support of art quilts from the Patchwork Design Show in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to venues catering to art collectors. Interest in fiber arts is blossoming in South America, and we have an opportunity to be at the forefront. He is arranging opportunities for display and sales in a number of Brazilian cities and in Argentina and Chile.

Zeca is looking for approximately 30 quilts from 20 quilters. Zeca hopes that most submitted quilts will be for sale. Artists should set the price on entries based on what you want to receive, and he believes that quilts with artist prices between $1000 and $4000 have the best chance of selling. Keep in mind when setting the price for your work that this is a developing market.

Quilts will be gone from November 2015 to Fall 2016 to accommodate the new venues. Shipping fees to Brazil will be $55 per quilt. All other shipping is paid by Patchwork Design. As per previous shows, one quilter will be chosen to attend the Patchwork Design Show in 2017. Zeca will choose quilts from those submitted, and may also ask people from previous shows to send their quilts again.

There are no size or age limits on the quilts. Please, no frames or 3-D because of shipping issues. Quilts may be lovingly folded during their return shipping.

Entries are due by September 14, quilts at the November meeting.

Must be a CQA member to enter.

Deadline:  September 14, 2015

Online Entry Form

“Mythology,” Confluence Gallery

Twisp, WA:    October 10 – November 13, 2015

Throughout the centuries, myths have provided such compelling stories for art work. An artist’s representation provides a concrete mental picture of a myth or mythological character, a legend.

For this exhibit, we are asking artists to respond to “Mythology” through your art, not necessarily depicting one specific time or culture. Yet, with your art submission we ask that you give the mythological reference (as the title of the piece or in your statement).


Deadline:  August 15, 2015

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“Day of the Dead,” Las Laguna Gallery

Laguna Beach, CA:    October 1-30, 2015

Las Laugna Gallery is looking for works inspired by the Day of the Dead.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. It is an ancient and enduring ritual when the living commune with the dead – a mystical night when the veil is lifted between their two realms and they may share a day together.


Deadline:  September 6, 2015

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“Fiber, a National Juried Exhibition,” Liberty Town, VA

Fredericksburg, VA:    October 2 – November 1, 2015

This October, in partnership with the Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild, LibertyTown Arts Workshop presents Fiber, an exhibition celebrating everything fiber. We want to showcase the full breadth of fiber art, including but limited to weaving, dying, felting, sculpture, sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting.


Deadline:  September 11, 2015

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“Touch: Interactive Craft,” Arrowmont Galleries

Gatlinburg, TN:    January 15 – March 11, 2016

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is looking for artists’ response to this year’s National Juried Exhibition, “Touch: Interactive Craft.” Any work involving viewer interaction is welcome for submission; that which involves audience manipulation or involvement for the piece’s creation or enjoyment, or work that gains significance or emotional resonance by being touched or handled- without white museum gloves. Preference will be given to work that relates to traditional craft practices, but all media will be considered.


Deadline:  October 24, 2015

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“Lines into Shapes,” Art Center of Estes Park

Estes Park, CO:    October 30 – November 14th, 2015

The Art Center of Estes Park is pleased to announce that the submission process for our 19th Annual Lines into Shapes National Art Competition will be handled through Online Juried Shows.  Our show will be presented in our beautiful mountain gallery in Estes Park, Colorado from October 30 – November 14th, 2015 and there will be over $4,000 in prizes.


Deadline:  August 31, 2015

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