Call for Art: Materials:Contemporary Craft Competition, Denton, TX

Call for Art: Materials: Hard and Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition For International artists,Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, Texas

Deadline: September 30

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded.

Residency: Arrowmont, TN

Residency: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee

Deadline: Feb 1 2016

The Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program was established in 1991. The program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment of 160 rotating visiting workshop artists/instructors and hundreds of students. The program encourages early career artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team environment to apply.

Residency: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Artist Residency Program

Deadline March 1, 2016

Media Accepted: Wood, Glass, Metal, Fiber, Clay, Mixed Media

Access to wide variety of professional opportunities and resources!

• Five to ten residencies awarded
• Three, six, nine or twelve-month residencies
• Stipend & modest housing allowance
• Free studio space with 24hr access
• Ongoing professional development

To apply visit

Call for Art: Touch: Interactive Craft, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN

Call for Art: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Deadline: October 24, 2015

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts invites artists to submit works for consideration for the national juried exhibition, “Touch: Interactive Craft.” Submissions will be accepted via SlideRoom through October 24th, 2015. 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.

Juror: Emily Zilber is the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s first Ronald L. and Anita C. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts.

Exhibition dates: January 16 – March 11, 2016. The entry fee is $30 for 3 works. Cash prizes totaling $2,000 will be awarded.

Residency: Penland Core Fellowship Program, Penland, NC

Penland Core Fellowship Program, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Deadline: October 15

The Penland Core Fellowship Program is a two-year work-study fellowship that offers emerging artists the opportunity to explore artistic interests and career possibilities in a supportive artistic community.

The work that core fellows do for the school—jobs such as dining hall manager, weekend cook, and entertainment coordinator—places them at the heart of Penland’s operation and gives them an opportunity to develop leadership skills. They are a bridge between the staff and the studios and serve a unique role in helping others have “the Penland experience.”

Core fellows live and work together and often learn as much from each other as they do from their classes. In the process, they form close friendships and become part of each other’s lifelong professional networks. The core house is an incubator for great ideas and deep conversations.