“Spun,” NEST Arts Factory

Bridgeport, CT:   October 14 – November 4, 2017

We’re looking for 2D and 3D artwork up to 60″ square that push the boundary of fiber art.  Fiber art refers to fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn. It focuses on the materials and on the manual labour on the part of the artist as part of the works’ significance, and prioritizes aesthetic value over utility.

Deadline:  September 15, 2017

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“Scientific Illustration,” FE Gallery

Sacramento, CA: February 10 – April 5, 2018

It was Albert Einstein who said you cannot understand something until you can picture it and art has been the standard bearer of this truth since humans first left images painted upon cave walls.

The act of documenting our investigations and findings as image has been intrinsically tied to study long before we ever called it science, from mapping the movements of the sun to meticulously detailed copies of herbs and flowers, we have always used image as a carrier of insight, as a map how we understand our world, to explain what we see, and to see what we cannot.

Deadline:  November 30, 2017

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” 31st annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition,” Greater Denton Arts Council

Denton, TX: February 3 – May 5, 2018

Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Approximately 70 works will be selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas. Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable.

Deadline: September 29, 2017

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