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India Book Arts Tour 2020–21 (India) – Call For Artists

India Book Arts Tour 2020–21 (India) – Call For Artists

Book Arts Tours announces open registration for the India Book Arts Tour 2020-21. This intimate look into India is for those who wish to see behind the scenes of various working artists and craftspeople. Augmenting visits to art and craft centers, museums, studio visits, and workshops, participants will have a chance to observe traditional wood block carving and printing on cloth, experience in natural dyeing, a visit to a miniature painter’s studio and engage in traditional, and modern papermaking methods. Additionally, visit world renowned architectural treasures like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort to immerse into the aesthetic landscape of India.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 15 Mar 2020

Dates: Dec 19, 2020–Jan 02, 2021

Full Tour Registration: approximately 3,500–4,000 USD for 15 nights. Final cost depends on number of participants.

​Registration fee includes transport between cities and venues, accommodations, entrance fees to museums and historical sites, workshop fees, and most meals.

India Book Arts Tour 2020–21 Artist Benefits

If you are an artist interested in the arts, textiles, culture, architecture, food, and history, this tour is for you. It is curated according to the needs of the group although the focus is arts and culture. Visit artist studios; take workshops like palm leaf binding, papermaking, and wood block carving taught by traditional craftspeople; watch demonstrations; visit architectural wonders; and experience the rich craft and cultural traditions India has to offer.

This tour offers you an in-depth look into India, one not normally seen.

The cost for registration does not include:

  • Arrival and departure fares
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for various services, such as meals and drinks

The tour is being led by Radha Pandey and Johan Solberg.

About Book Arts Tours

Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has taught Western, Eastern, and Islamic-world Papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett and teaches book arts classes in India, Europe, and the U.S.

Johan Solberg is a fine binder with a passion for both contemporary and historical binding structures. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa Centre for the Book. Solberg is deeply passionate about Japanese papermaking, and studied the ancient craft in Japan as an intern. He has undertaken research trips to Uzbekistan and India to learn more about the history of papermaking there.

For more information, contact radhapandey@gmail.com.

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Needles And Thread – Call For Fiber Artists

Gallery One Visual Arts Center announces a call for artists for their third national juried exhibition titled Needles and Thread. Entries of fiber work will be accepted from across the nation for a month-long exhibition, April 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 27 Feb 2017

Entry fee: $20 for first entry – $10 each additional entry

Fiber and textile media may include:

  • material composed of natural or synthetic fibers such as fiber, yarn or felt
  • works may include mixed media so long as the primary material is fiber
  • works may be photographic or video based so long as the primary subject matter is fiber

Images: maximum of 6 artwork entries

Open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the USA. Accepted entries must be identical to submitted images or the work will not be exhibited. Acceptance implies the use of your images and your name in any printed or online publicity. All work must have been completed within the last three years, originals only (no reproductions), and cannot be completed under the direction of an instructor or as a matriculated student.

Juror: Mandy Greer is a Seattle-based multi-disciplinary artist who creates heightened narrative space through fiber-based environmental installation, photography, performance, film and community-based action.

Needles and Thread artist benefits

To be held in the beautifully restored Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg, WA. Gallery One houses four art galleries. Needles and Thread will be featured in the Main and the Mezzanine Galleries. Opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events will be offered to select artists to accompany the exhibition. $1000 in awards will be distributed by the juror and an exhibition catalog will be created.


  • $400 – Most innovative artwork
  • $250 – Best traditional fiber
  • $250 – Best non-traditional fiber
  • $100 – Award of merit
  • $100 – Staff pick
  • Printed catalog for all exhibiting artists
  • PDF of the catalog will be available online

Needles And Thread - Call For Fiber Artists

About Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Gallery One Visual Arts Center is dedicated to the creation, exhibition, and appreciation of visual arts in Central Washington. The facilities, board of directors, and staff of Gallery One provide:

  • high-quality, innovative, and diverse visual arts exhibits;
  • educational programs for the appreciation and skills of the arts;
  • studios for a diverse group of resident artists;
  • networking opportunities with business organizations and educational institutions in support of the arts; and
  • a meeting place to foster community cohesion.

In addition to rotating exhibits of contemporary art, Gallery One offers a variety of quarterly classes, an art after school program for kids, a gift store featuring regional artisans, a full ceramics studio available for classes or private rentals, inexpensive studio spaces for artists, and facility rentals for the community.

For more information, contact renee@gallery-one.org.


Yeiser Art Center Fantastic Fibers 2017 – Call For Artists

Yeiser Art Center Fantastic Fibers 2017 is an international juried exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 4 Feb 2017

One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative, and colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers 2017 is a must see for fine artists, quilters, and textile art enthusiasts across the globe. Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium are welcome. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. There are no size restrictions. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece. Yeiser Art Center Fantastic Fibers 2017 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 22 to June 17, 2017.

There will be three cash prizes awarded to artists who receive first, second, and third place. The entries and award winners will be juried by John Hopper, the editor and chief of Inspirational, the international contemporary art publication. He is committed to the promotion of emerging contemporary artists.

Yeiser Art Center Fantastic Fibers 2017 awards:

  • $1,000 First Place
  • $500 Second Place
  • $250 Third Place

A full-color catalog of accepted entries will be available for purchase by the public. It will be discounted for participating artists. All works will be detailed in this 8.5 x 11 inch catalog with complementary text about the artists and artworks.

About the Yeiser Art Center

The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild for the purpose of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts and for their creation. As a strong voice for the visual arts in the community, YAC promotes visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques with work ranging from traditional to contemporary.

The Center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks, provides a forum for artists, and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges, and community organizations. Through exhibitions and programs, YAC also provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a good visual arts education in our local schools. They work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting regional and national artists.

YAC strives to be a good community partner by fostering collaborative projects. They seek to secure funds and contribute time and expertise to support other community arts projects. The Ccenter serves as a cultural attraction in Paducah’s historic downtown district. This adds to the city’s overall strength and competitiveness as a tourist destination. YAC carries out their original mission and to further continue the development and appreciation of the visual arts. They do so by operating as a non-profit visual arts organization that serves adults and children throughout the region regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic origin, sex, or disability.

For more information, contact office@theyeiser.org.

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La Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles en Outaouais 2016

La Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles en Outaouais call to artists is open to Canadian, international, established, young, and emerging fibre and textile artists.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 25 Nov 2015

Artists are invited to submit proposals to participate in the following categories:

  • Textile art installations
  • Exhibitions
  • Workshops and master classes
  • Conferences
  • Documentary films
  • Community projects

Excellent opportunity for artists to present their work in conjunction with an international textile art event that received 25,000+ visitors to the last edition in 2013.

The Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles en Outaouais has received awards for Event of the Year, is well respected and supported by the media with a loyal and enthusiastic audience who appreciate the excellent artistic presentations.

For more information, contact info@triennale-outaouais.com.

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Contextile Wearable Art Event – Call for Artists

The Spartanburg Art Museum is seeking fashion designers, jewelry artists, wearables artists, textile, and fiber artists to submit 3-5 images of their original work for consideration in Contextile, a live event to be held in Spartanburg Art Museum’s Main Gallery on Saturday January 16th at 8pm.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 30 Nov 2015

This unique happening will coincide with the end of our exhibition A Dyeing Art: Contemporary Textiles and Fiber Arts. Designers and artists are to submit wearable artworks/handmade clothing which will be exhibited in a live runway-style format. The event is intended to investigate the changing narratives of wearable versus non-wearable artworks and textiles in contemporary society and the art world.

Designers and artists must provide their own models and can include up to five different wearable pieces or wearable artworks. During the Spartanburg Art Museum curatorial staff’s juried selection process, preference will be shown for submissions that meet the following criteria: incorporation of recycled or upcycled materials, unusual materials that would not be considered typical in the fashion industry, and original designs and concepts.

Selected artists will exhibit their work in an influential regional contemporary art museum, 2015 recipient of South Carolina Art Education Association Museum Educator of the Year. Spartanburg Art Museum will promote individual selected artists through its internet and print marketing.

Spartanburg Art Museum is a nonprofit regional museum promoting contemporary visual arts by inspiring and engaging people of all ages through exhibitions and education.

For more information, contact mduncan@spartanarts.org.

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Skill-share Workshops: Winter and Spring Residency

Testílsetur Íslands / The Icelandic Textile Center will soon finalize our resident artist placements for a special skill-sharing residency program over the the winter months of December 2015 and February 2016, and the spring months of March, April, May 2016.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 31 Aug 2015

Our program brings together international textile artists that work with both contemporary and traditional methods. We are seeking artists who are interested in developing new work, research, or developments in their practice. We accept applications from emerging, middle career, and established textile artists.

In order to create an environment of skill sharing among our winter and spring residents, we ask applicants to include a proposal for an on-site workshop. The workshop can be anywhere from two hours to a full day in duration, depending on the idea. Artists do not have to have specific teaching experience, but will need a willingness to share and participate.

The Icelandic Textile Center is the best equipped artist residency in Iceland for textile and fiber arts with 3 shared studio facilities, weaving room with looms, dye studio, and general shared studio.

Artists will benefit from cross-pollination of ideas and skills that can enhance their own knowledge of textile arts. There is opportunity to gain experience in giving workshops and new learning from other international artists in residence.

For more information, contact textilsetur.residency@simnet.is.

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