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The Emerging Artist Showcase is an opportunity for emerging artists to get their work shown and build their resume. Fiber Art Now is interested in seeing the latest techniques and ideas from emerging fiber artists and showing them to the world.

What is the Emerging Artist Showcase?
The Emerging Artist Showcase gives emerging artists the opportunity to have their work shown in Fiber Art Now , international magazine for contemporary fiber art & textiles. The final selection of works will be curated by Marcia Young, editor-in-chief and will be shown in the Fall, 2016 issue of Fiber Art Now , which will be released September 1, 2016 and sold on over 600 newsstands in the US, Canada, and the UK.

Prospectus and to enter:

Online Submissions February 1, 2016 to August 1, 2016

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Cherrywood Fabrics

Lion King Fabric Challenge

Let our luscious hand-dyed fabric tempt you into creating something fit for a king! Be inspired by the stunning artistry, vibrant colors and exhilarating choreography of Broadway’s Award-Winning Best Musical, THE LION KING.

Prospectus and to enter:

Online Submissions February 1 - July 1, 2016

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BOTV Quilt Show 2016

21th Annual
A Regional Show of Quilts and Cloth Dolls
April 8-10, 2016

Prospectus and to enter:

Online Submissions January 1, 2016 to February 14, 2016



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We are launching a primitive and folk-art quilts exhibit at the 2016 Fall International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.

We are calling for the best of primitive quilts - featuring all techniques from hand-pieced & quilted to machine-done. Our Special Exhibit will showcase two categories: 1. Created from your own Original Design, and 2. Those created from a published pattern. It is our hope to spread awareness of primitive quilting, and give overdue recognition to the many gifted primitive artisans in the quilting world.

Online Registration January 15, 2016 to May 15, 2016

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Made in NY is an annual exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center located in Auburn, New York that features work by New York artists. This eclectic exhibition showcases two and three-dimensional work including, but not limited to, photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber, installation and video. The exhibit encourages creativity and innovation, and includes all mediums.

The exhibit is an opportunity for artists residing in New York State to showcase their work in a competitive, juried exhibition. Prizes are awarded. Jurors determine the prizes after the installation. The prizes will be announced at the Artists' Reception on Friday, April 1, 2016.

Exhibit Dates: March 26, 2016 – May 22, 2016

Registration from December 1, 2015 to January 22, 2016

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Playing Favorites, the 10th Annual Quilt Alliance Contest

A contest for all quilters – 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! This year's theme celebrates playing with our favorites.

As usual, we welcome any technique, any concept that addresses the theme—but each entry must be a quilt (three layers stitched together). Finished quilts must be 16" x 16" in size and must include a label on the back to include at minimum the name of the artist, title, date & location made. In addition each quilt must have a 4" sleeve sewn to the top of the quilt. All entries become a donation to the Quilt Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and after a national exhibition tour, will be auctioned to benefit the mission of the organization. All entries will be documented and shared in The Quilt Index (

Online Entries January 15, 2016 to May 1, 2016

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The Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South (PAQA-South) announces its member show of innovative quilts:

April 27 – July 2, 2016 Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, NC

Voices communicate our feelings, our history, our dreams and our images. Artists use the visual language to voice their unique point of view to the world. Our voices have color, sound, timbre and can express every emotion there is. Listening to a gorgeous song or poem can inspire us to create a new work of art. The voice of a loved one can remind us of a time long ago, evoking feelings, colors, and forms. Using this metaphor, we challenge you to share your voice using the art quilt as your medium.

Online Entries January 1, 2016 to February 19, 2016

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Transgressing Traditions

Members of the Surface Design Association are invited to submit work for the 2nd International Juried Members' exhibition, Transgressing Traditions: Contemporary Textiles by the Surface Design Association.

The exhibition will be held at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY, June 3–August 21, 2016 and includes artwork awards.

GOAL: The goal of the exhibition is to showcase national and international contemporary fiber art that expands upon traditional media and meaning. Makers are encouraged to submit work that pushes the boundaries and/or traditions of textile/fiber media, as perceived by the individual artist. Any textile technique or material is acceptable, including the use of nontraditional materials and time arts, such as video and sound.

Online Submissions January 1, 2016 to March 4, 2016

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Hoffman Challenge

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Hoffman Challenge

Renewed, refreshed, and reinvented.
Hoffman Fabrics is excited to announce that we are bringing the Hoffman Challenge home with some exciting updates.

We have chosen the best of the best.

2016 marks the first time Hoffman is offering a digitally printed fabric as the Challenge Fabric, and in two versions – black and white!

Crystalia captures the beauty and magic housed within a butterfly. The exquisite color palette is sure to ignite your quilting creativity!

The 2016 Challenge Fabric is style #N4240 from the Crystalia collection. We request that 50% of your entry be made up of fabrics produced by Hoffman Fabrics, including the selected Challenge Fabric.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Entries: January 1 - June 30, 2016

Plein Air

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10th Anniversary Wayne Plein Air Festival

The festival will run from May 9 through 14, 2016 and the exhibition will be on view from May 14 through June 26, 2016 in the Wayne Art Center's Davenport, Vidinghoff and Outer Galleries.

This annual national juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of outdoor painting while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share creative endeavors with collectors and the public.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Entries: November 1, 2015 - March 1, 2016


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Best of 2016

"The Best of..." is Ohio Designer Craftsmen's annual, juried, members-only exhibition. Now in its 33rd year, the exhibition is regarded as one of Ohio's best shows, and features established and emerging ODC member artists working in all craft media. As a significant exhibition of fine craft, "The Best of 2016" showcases functional, sculptural or decorative contemporary approaches to works in clay, fiber, wood, glass, enamel, leather, metal, jewelry or other media. ODC presents more than $5000 each year in juror-selected artist awards.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Entries: November 1, 2015 to February 14, 2016

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Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016 is the 14th international juried exhibition produced by the Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles (VAM). The exhibition will be presented at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California.

The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship. A full color exhibition catalog will be published.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Entries: January 1 - 31, 2016


For SAQA Members

To become a member of SAQA to enter call for entries:

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Use discount code GBT to get 10% off your new membership

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Tranquility is defined as a quality or state of being, possessing the concepts of quiet, peacefulness, calmness or serenity. Tranquility, as a mental and physical concept, is the primary focus of certain religious sects, whereby tranquility of the body, thoughts and consciousness are believed to lead to the path of personal enlightenment.

Tranquility is also linked to engagement with the natural environment, when the hush and stillness of nature affect not only mental outlook but also physical well-being. Some use meditation or yoga to bring tranquility to both the body and mind.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Registration from January 1, 2016 – January 31, 2016.

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Turmoil is defined as a state of great disturbance, confusion or uncertainty. It can be personal and internal, societal or natural.

Personal turmoil can refer to the turmoil in one's mind, such as stress, sadness, bitterness or anger. Personal turmoil can also include the chaos of an over-scheduled life, the cacophony of the city, or the frustration of daily demands. Societal turmoil encompasses the disempowerment of people through war, unrest or racism.

Turmoil in the natural world can refer to disasters, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, violent weather, global warming, or the destruction of the environment.

This exhibit will feature work that depicts chaos, discord, imbalance and tumult. Artists are requested to explore the meaning of turmoil in their own lives. The works selected will represent turmoil through color, line, and composition. Both abstract and representational styles of work are being sought.

Turmoil is scheduled to debut at IQF Houston along with Tranquility: Turmoil will be hung in the exterior space created by paneled walls, with Tranquility in the interior space. This environment will mirror the chaos depicted in these works. Artists are encouraged to consider submitting a piece for the exhibition, Tranquility, as well, addressing in art, the antonym and direct opposite, of their personal interpretation of Turmoil.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Registration from February 1 - 29, 2016


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Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

Open only to Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) members in the following states: Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Iowa, Minnesota, and Tennessee

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Online Entry: December 7, 2015- January 6, 2015

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Stitch Dialectic is a juried exhibition of contemporary textiles showcasing the unique artistic voices of SAQA members living and working in the Southern California and Southern Nevada region.

The Poway Center for the Performing Arts is a stunning venue with more than 70,000 patrons passing through its doors each year. For the entire month of April 2016, the STITCH DIALECTIC exhibit will grace the circular walls of both the grand lobby and second level floor of this beautiful facility located in North County San Diego.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Entry: January 15 - February 15, 2016

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REGIONAL EXHIBITION: Northern California/Northern Nevada

Inspirations II

What inspires artists? Is it their environment, the people in their lives, minute observation, grand passions, perhaps the act of artistic creation itself? Inspirations II will show the result of twenty textile artists taking personal inspiration and, using a wide and inventive array of materials and techniques, turning it into a work of art that expresses their unique voice. This show is the successor to Northern California Inspirations, which was exhibited at FiberSpace in 2014.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Entry: February 1, 2016 - February 29, 2016

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The International Quilt Festival /Chicago 2016

Modern Quilts - Drunkards Path

This special exhibit will showcase Modern Quilts from the Midwest area and the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario in Canada. Quilters must be from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Manitoba or Ontario.

This exhibit will feature modern quilts based on the Drunkards Path. This curved block is all the rage right now in modern quilting, and this is your chance to do a modern version of this classic block.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Entry: December 12, 2015 - February 12, 2016

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The International Quilt Festival /Chicago 2016

Mod Squad

This special exhibit will showcase Modern Quilts from the Midwest area and the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario in Canada. Quilters must be from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Manitoba or Ontario. Entrants do not need to be a member of a guild.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Entry: December 28, 2015 - February 12, 2016

Midwest and Canadian Traditional Award Winning Quilts

We would like to invite you and your guild to participate in this exciting exhibit focusing on the Midwest traditional quilter and the traditional quilters Canadian quilters of Manitoba and Ontario. Simply submit the winning traditional quilts from your last guild show to be considered for inclusion in the exhibit.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Entry: December 1, 2015 to February 12, 2016

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Houston 2016 Special Exhibits:

In Full Bloom

Entry Dates: March 1 to April 29, 2016

In the American Tradition

Entry Dates: January 11 - April 11, 2016

Tactile Architecture

Entry Dates: March 15 to May 26, 2016

Texas Guilds Award Winning Quilts

Entry Dates: May 1 to July 1, 2016

Hands All Around

Entry Dates: February 1 to April 20, 2016

Modern Quilts

Entry Dates: April 17 to June 17, 2016

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Sacred Threads

The 2017 exhibit of Sacred Threads featuring quilts with stories in Healing, Grief, Peace/Brotherhood, Joy, Inspiration and Spirituality


Online Entry: October 1 - December 31, 2016