Allied Arts Association, Richland / Annual Juried Show

Richland, WA:  July 1-August 18, 2017

Open to all US artists over the age of eighteen. Only original work created, conceived, and executed entirely by you, the artist, after April 1, 2015 and not previously shown in an Allied Arts Association Juried Show will be considered.

Deadline: May 1, 2017

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“Magnitude Seven,” Manifest Art Gallery

Cincinnati, OH:   June 2-30, 2017

Every year Manifest produces an exhibit of little works of art from around the world.

Each iteration of the project brings in hundreds of powerful yet diminutive works for our jury to consider. Inevitably we end up with a gallery full of diverse, compelling, and exquisite little gems. Manifest’s patrons eagerly await the Magnitude SEVEN event each year. This annual project is one of the most varied exhibits in our season. So we are always excited to offer this call to artists to submit works no larger than seven inches in any dimension (any proportion).

Deadline: April 3, 2017

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Kent, WA:   June 7th – August 24th, 2017

The City of Kent seeks prints, photographs, paintings, works on paper and other types of artwork for the juried Kent Summer Art Exhibit. All artworks selected for the juried exhibit are then eligible for City Art Purchase Awards and Kent Arts Commission Exhibit Awards. To accommodate a large number of accomplished, regional artists, the exhibition is displayed salon style in the Centennial Center Gallery and adjacent conference rooms.

Deadline: March 22, 2017

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“Guns: Loaded Conversations,” San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

San Jose, CA:    April 20 – July 15, 2018, traveling through December 2020

Americans have owned and used guns throughout the history of our nation. Whether used for hunting, sport, protection, commerce or collection, guns have been a part of our shared heritage and culture. Today we find ourselves living in a society in which gun violence feels commonplace. Gun violence has taken its toll all over the world, in many different ways. An enormous divide exists between people who cherish their heritage of gun ownership and others who are concerned that guns contribute to the rising tide of gun violence.

If we are to find ways to reduce injury and death from gun violence, we must find a way to bridge this divide and talk openly and honestly about potential solutions while at the same time respecting legitimate uses for firearms. This challenging problem continues to be complicated by polarizing political positions, various underlying causes of violence in today’s society, emotional responses, and the desire to enjoy shooting for sport, hunting, or protection as well as maintaining family traditions. Layered on top of these competing and conflicting opinions are the forces of both sides’ sophisticated lobbying efforts and a lucrative marketplace.

Artists have been a catalyst for difficult societal conversations throughout history, here and abroad. This ever-broadening divide between opposing opinions on this subject will require creative thinking and an evaluation of a wide host of possible solutions, if we are to find ways to reduce gun violence. Artists are encouraged to explore the heritage and current cultural norms reflected in gun ownership; to consider how their personal experience with guns may influence their opinions; to find ways to engage those of differing opinions to listen to each other in a thoughtful manner; and to investigate and encourage community initiatives that may inspire action in seeking solutions. Truly valuable conversation requires looking at all sides of a subject, and considering those differing viewpoints will be essential in building a bridge over that divide.

Deadline: October 31, 2017

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“Voices,” 11th Annual Quilt Alliance Contest

Asheville, NC:   N/A

As part of our mission, the Quilt Alliance records the stories of quilts and quiltmakers through our oral history projects. We value the human voice as well as your voice expressed in cloth and thread. We encourage everyone who makes quilts to enter our annual contest regardless of their style (traditional, modern, art) or technique (longarm, hand quilting, applique, pieced…) –all are welcomed and valued!

We invite entrants to share their opinions, polemics, memories, language, conversation and truths in the form of a quilt. Help us document the state of quilting in 2017—let your voice be heard.

Deadline: June 2, 2017

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“The Nth Degree,” Foundry Arts Center

St. Charles, MO:   APRIL 28 – JUNE 9, 2017

Numbers are used to quantify, rank, prioritize, calculate, and measure. Depending on their context, numbers can be holy, encouraging, devastating, superficial, or so commonplace they are barely noticed. Many works that feature repetition or are part of a series inherently reference numbers. Open to all media, The Nth Degree is a juried exhibition that encourages artists to submit work that uses numbers or mathematics. These influences can be conveyed boldly, subtly, contextually, literally, or simply as inspiration.

Deadline: March 6, 2017

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“Global Murmurs,” ExPERIENCEFiBERArT, Inc

Rochester, NY:   October 1 – 31, 2017

Global Murmurs invites you to explore the subtle and ever present concerns, joys, and curiosities of humankind so often influenced by cultural and national boundaries. It is an expression of the hopes, dreams and despairs of our global community – perhaps a pathway to better understanding. It is a chance to share your thoughts with the world!

All entries must be made electronically, with a fee of $35 (US dollars) for up to two entries. Artwork must be original and predominately made of fiber, such as woven, felted and quilted pieces. Fiber art derived from kits, classes or commercial patterns is not eligible.

Deadline: June 1, 2017

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“Tactile Architecture,” IQF

Houston,TX:   June 30, 2017-December, 2017 or September 2018 (traveling)

Buildings have always fascinated and inspired quiltmakers. In the 19th century, American quilters developed such classic architectural patterns as Log Cabin, Schoolhouse, and Brick Wall. This annual juried exhibit challenges quilt makers to create works based on architectural themes and inspirations.

This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2 – 5, 2017. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at our spring edition of Festival.

Deadline: May 11, 2017

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“In the American Tradition,” IQF

Houston,TX:   May 19, 2017-December, 2017 or September 2018 (traveling)

Contemporary quiltmakers often look to the art form’s rich tradition for inspiration in their own works. This exhibit features recently-made quilts that harken back to that time with traditional blocks, styles, and techniques as their design source. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2-5, 2017. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2018.

You are invited to submit work for consideration for the 2017 edition of In the American Tradition. We are looking for both contemporary interpretations and traditional quilts, either by hand or machine, appliquéd, pieced, or whole cloth.

Deadline: March 16, 2017

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