“Season after Season,” SAQA, Texas Quilt Museum

LaGrange, TX: October 5, 2018 – January 31 2022 (traveling exhibit)

Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Seasons are temporary markers of the passing of time, helping us transition naturally through the changes of our lives. Transitions in our personal lives can be seen through the seasons represented by age, health, attitude, status, hopes, dreams, or priorities. Other less personal seasonal changes are reflected in the world around us: weather, daylight, rainfall, temperature, climate, holidays, harvest, migration, sports, or hunting. Some seasons have no set time of arrival; others are regular as the ticking of a clock. Some seasons we await with excitement or anticipation; others we fear or wish to slow their inevitable arrival. Artists are encouraged to explore and illustrate the seasons of their lives or the changes reflected in the seasons of the world in which they live. Note: Each accepted work must have an accompanying artist’s journal which explores the artist’s journey from initial thoughts and concept to final artwork. Please review the size requirements specified in the prospectus!

Deadline:  May 31, 2018

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“Fiber National 2018,” Workhouse Art Center

Lorton, VA: June 1, 2018 – July 29, 2018

Fiber National showcases the best in contemporary fiber art from around the United States. The second biennial of the exhibition will highlight exciting, innovative artwork utilizing both traditional and non-traditional techniques. All artists that incorporate fiber and/or fiber techniques in their artwork are invited to apply.

Deadline:  April 1, 2018

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“Winter Juried Exhibit,” Jansen Art Center

Lynden, WA: December 2, 2017- February 4, 2018

The mission of the Jansen Art Center is to provide a place for artists to create, teach, share, and engage the community in the arts. As part of this mission, regional artists are invited to exhibit and sell their original works of art at the Jansen Art Center. A Fine Arts Gallery and numerous gallery walls throughout the Jansen Art Center provide great spaces to display and view a wide variety of art.

Deadline:  November 13, 2017

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“Forced to Flee,” SAQA Global, Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

Melbourne, FL: February 2019 – June 2022

Throughout history people have been forced to flee from their homes for their own safety and survival due to war, oppression, natural disasters, and atrocious human rights violations. The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees was adopted to address the increasingly growing numbers of people needing protection with the understanding that effective solutions would require international co-operation. That Convention document continues to influence the measures used today to attempt to address the global challenges arising from the current refugee crisis impacting countries across the globe. Artists are encouraged to illustrate the issues surrounding the global refugee crises, impacts on families and communities, the stress placed on host countries, and the need for new initiatives, funding, and international cooperation to find solutions to the crisis. The selected pieces will not only showcase the artworks, but also encourage the viewer to think deeply and carefully on this timely subject.

Deadline:  October 31, 2018

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“Fiberart International 2019,” Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA: May 10 – August 23, 2019

Fiberart International 2019 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.

Deadline:  October 31, 2018

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“Anthems, A LGBTQ Exhibit, IQF Chicago

Chicago, IL: April 2018 and TBD

On June 12, 2016, the LGBTQ Community was rocked by the massacre at Pulse Nightclub. While there was a huge outpouring of support for the victims of Pulse from within the Quilt Community, there were a marked number of homophobic commentaries as well. In the 1980s we learned that Silence=Death. So the question arises as to how do we, as a group of LGBTQ Quilters, demonstrate who we are within the Quilting Community? Through our ART. Thus arose Anthems, a Special Exhibit about our lived experiences in quilting. WE ARE INVITING LGBTQ QUILTERS AND THEIR ALLIES TO CREATE ART QUILTS INSPIRED BY THEIR PRIDE ANTHEM.

Deadline:  October 31, 2017

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