The State of Clay           1/16/18

The State of Clay is a juried show open to original, innovative ceramic work by current and former residents of Massachusetts. The aim of the show is to broaden public awareness of contemporary ceramic art and to provide a venue for Massachusetts’ clay artists. The show is hosted by the Ceramic Guild of the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society in Lexington, MA. Juror Emily Zilber will select awards in person and present a talk at the Artist Reception. Click here for more information.

American Fine Craft Show Philadelphia             1/16/18

Produced and directed by Richard & Joanna Rothbard, founders of An American Craftsman Galleries located in midtown Manhattan, the show will be held in Philadelphia’s 23rd Street Armory in the center of the city. This two-day event will present an extraordinary selection of handmade works in ceramics, jewelry, glass, furniture, wood, metal, mixed media, wearable and decorative fiber by 100 of the nation’s finest craft artists. Click here for more information.

Athena Standards Residency           1/20/18

Athena Standards Residency is a rolling two month studio + residency program in Athens, Greece. We believe Athens offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience simultaneously the vibrant urban culture of a contemporary city and the rich history of an ancient cosmopolitan center. The residency program provides the artists with an open format studio space in a repurposed commercial building, located in a bustling neighborhood of coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Click here for more information.

Dean’s International Study Grant           1/22/18

The mission of the Grant is to help fund international travel that is not in conjunction with any credit bearing coursework or faculty led programs affiliated with the University. Although proposals for support of non-VCU faculty led programs will be considered, they are not encouraged. The Dean’s Office seeks proposals for independent travel that inform a student’s research and will provide an experience in relation to their creative or intellectual trajectory. Click here for more information.

DelecTABLE           1/22/18

A juried exhibit dedicated to the presentation of functional ceramics, focusing on the fine art of dining, to include serving vessels, place settings, platters and dinner table décor. Proceeds from the sale of work, and associated events that will showcase the work, will benefit the Art Students League of Denver and its ceramics program. Click here for more information.

GrowlerFest           1/22/18

“GrowlerFest at the Brew House Association” calls for beer growlers, jugs, and other containers used for storing or serving beer.Through the intersection of collaboration and individual aesthetic, we hope to spark investment in handmade objects among a group of people who share a common interest. The enjoyment of food and drink can be greatly enriched by the experience of using the beautiful work artists so thoughtfully produce. For more information click here.

Material: An Exhibition of Original Fiber Artworks from Across the Country           1/24/18

This exhibition will highlight the quality and variety of fiber art, and is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in fiber. Mixed media works are welcome as long as fiber is a major component. Open to all artists living in the United States, this exhibition is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Click here for more information.

SNAG Conference Student Scholarship           1/25/18
The Conference Student Scholarship is a full conference registration waiver for any full or part-time student enrolled in a degree or certificate program. SNAG is offering a limited number for the conference. If you would like to apply, you will be asked to complete a short application form and submit a one-page resume and 3-5 images of your work. Click here for more information.

2018 Women in Art           1/28/18

This exhibition is to all women artist working in any number of media. All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur are encouraged to submit their artwork for this art exhibition. Works in  Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Other, Painting, Pastel, Photo, Photography, Watercolor, will be considered. Click here for more information.

All That Glitters           1/29/18

Gallery  One Visual Arts Center announces their fourth national juried exhibition titled All That Glitters celebrating their 50th golden anniversary year.  Entries of work in any medium that exemplifies the idea of gold will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Keith Lewis and Tariqa Waters for inclusion in a month-long exhibition, March of 2018 in the beautifully restored Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg. Click here for more information.

Arts in The Middle           1/30/18

The Arts in the Middle Fine Arts Show is “a day (or two) in the country” for art aficionados from surrounding areas, including urban Richmond, Williamsburg, Tidewater, Northern Virginia &  Washington, DC.  Both artists and customers love the “perfect festival setting” at 17th century Hewick Plantation. With support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, regional & local funding, along with corporate sponsorship, our production team provides an aggressive advertising campaign of print, radio, web and social media promotions. For more information click here.

Clay: A Southern Census           1/30/18

The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for “Clay: A Southern Census,” a juried exhibition devoted to ceramic work by artists residing in any of the states that make up the U.S. Census Bureau’s South Region. Open to both vessel-based and sculptural work, this exhibition will be on display March 2 to 31, 2018 in the Clay Center’s new gallery space in the heart of New Orleans. Click here for more information.

The Judy Cheteyan Scholarship           1/30/18

The scholarship will provide a college student with the opportunity to gain professional experience within a nationally and internationally known contemporary craft organization. This three-month internship is for an arts management/art education residency. The program will provide the student with professional and career development and practical experience with professional artists and arts management personnel. Click here for more information.

Crozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival           1/30/18

The Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival is an award winning event held at and benefiting Claudius Crozet Park, a non-profit, community owned and operated Park in the community of Crozet, just outside of Charlottesville, VA. The Festival has a proud history as the longest running juried Arts Festival in the area – 2018 will be our 38th year. Click here for more information.

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund           1/31/17
We award small artist support grants ( $500 – $1500 ) to individual feminist women in the arts. We are interested in funding projects which you have begun or which are well underway, and for which you have substantial work to show. We request that the majority of your submitted materials be related to and part of this project. Click here for more information.

Salem Arts Works Residency           1/31/18

While in residence, artists live and work together on a rural, 119 acre property. Residents have full access to the lush meadows, fields, woods, running streams and rustic out buildings that reflect the property’s long history as a dairy farm. Studio visits, group critiques, and presentations of works-in-progress allow artists to gain familiarity with each others’ work and establish a vigorous, engaging dialogue that supports collaboration and connection. Click here for more information.

Artist In Wilderness Residency           1/31/18

The Artist in Wilderness program invites artists for one-week summer residencies near Aspen, Colorado. Since 2008, selected residents have been given the opportunity to create art in natural settings that WW is working to protect. For 2018 we are asking for artists who create wearable jewelry inspired by nature and/or by using natural materials. Click here for more information.

Dinnovation           1/31/18

Dinnovation is a dinnerware design competition that honors students designing for accessibility, sustainability, innovative use of materials, lifestyle enhancement, or functionality, while providing the opportunity for students to share their concepts with tableware experts in the competition and also at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. Click here for more information.

2018 Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence Program 1/31/18

The Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. The program seeks professional artists whose work is related to the park’s interpretative themes and supports the mission of the National Park Service. Click here for more information.

Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art                    02/01/18

Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success. Scholarships must be used for private study, special training, or personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium or vocal career; this may include workshops, teachers, summer programs, etc., but may not include college tuition, housing, or travel.  NSAL Chapters select students each spring to compete at the national level, where as many as eight to ten scholarships are awarded in varying amounts, up to a maximum amount of $5,000. Click here for more information.

National Endowment for the Art, Artworks             2/1/18

Our goal is to support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required. For more information click here.

Rakow Grant for Glass Research 2/1/18

The Corning Museum of Glass sponsors the Rakow Grant for Glass Research, which makes available one or more annual awards totaling up to $25,000. The purpose of this grant is to foster scholarly research in the history of glass and glassmaking from antiquity until the mid-20th century, from anywhere in the world. Disciplines intersecting with glass research may include archaeology and anthropology, art history, conservation, and the history of science and technology. For more information click here.

NCECA 2019 Concurrent Exhibition Proposals 2/1/18
NCECA seeks exhibition proposals that incorporate clay as the principal medium of expression and have conceptual resonance with the theme of its 53rd annual conference, Claytopia. The conference will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota in March 27-30, 2019. Claytopia will engage regional, national and international artists, thinkers, curators, educators, and students to produce an array of exhibitions and experiences that build on, respond to, celebrate, and push against ceramic art’s diverse legacies. Together, we will expand critical discourse on teaching, learning, aesthetics, social impacts, design thinking, and artistic production. For more information click here.

22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition 2/1/18

The 22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition is sponsored by the San Angelo Museum Endowment for Ceramic Events, Darlene and John Williams and Trinity Ceramic Supply Inc. This show has been organized by and will be held at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition highlights a broad range of attitudes in the clay medium from functional to sculptural work. For more information click here.

Virginia A. Groot 2/1/18

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation established the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 1988 so that a ceramic sculpture or sculpture artist may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of his or her work. Click here for more information.

Ritual Art Today: Contemporary and Non-Traditional Religious Objects 2/1/18

Ritual is important to religious practice through beauty, personal connection, and the senses. Today artisans, craftspeople and artists want to add to that experience. This exhibition is open to artists, craftspeople, and artisans of all faiths. Submissions must relate to the theme of contemporary and non-traditional ritual objects in clear ways. For more information click here.

Arts in the Village 2018   2/1/18

Produced by the North Shore Art League, this fifth annual juried fine art & fine craft fair will take place again in beautfiul Hubbard Woods Park along Green Bay Road Winnetka!  Winnetka is a charming upscale destination, highly sought after zip code, located along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, north of Chicago. This boutique show offers great visibility, enthusiastic buyers and plenty of free parking throughout the Village. For more information click here.

Women’s Works 2018 – 31st Annual Show 2/4/18

Women’s Works is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, IL. Women’s Works provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists in North America and internationally. This is the 31st Anniversary of the show. Click here for more information.

Fierce and Frail: Of Beings, Beasts, and Seeds           2/10/18

Verum Ultimum Gallery is thrilled to invite artists to explore the theme, “FIERCE and FRAIL: Of Beings, Beasts, and Seed,” and enter work that is any interpretation of the call. They don’t seek to drive the work, they only hope to unveil a unique vision. All mediums and modes of expression are encouraged. Click here for more information.

San Angelo National Ceramic Competition           2/15/18

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts hosts a juried ceramic competition every two years. The competition is open to all artists who are residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All work completed within the last two years, both functional and sculptural, is eligible. Click here for more information.

RoCo Temporary Public Art Exhibition           2/15/18

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) seeks proposals for site-specific, temporary public art that will enliven the East Avenue neighborhood. RoCo encourages proposals for incisive, surprising, and unique sculpture and installation art of all forms, including media-based works. Of particular interest are projects that connect visitors to the location, buildings, park landscape, community and/or history of the neighborhood. Proposals for works that prompt visitors to return multiple times to experience changes in the piece are encouraged. Click here for more information.

Sweet Suggestions           2/15/18

All ceramic, metal, or glass dessert, baking, serving or eating wares or utensils of varying type, made by artists living or working in the United States are applicable. All pieces must be available for sale and housed within the gallery store from the commencement of the show until time of purchase, or the conclusion of the show. Click here for more information.

2018 Salad Days Artist Residency           2/15/18

The Salad Days Artist-in-Residence at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts is commissioned to produce 550 plates from indigenous earthenware for the Center’s annual Salad Days fundraising event – a community festival featuring locally sourced foods that draws hundreds of guests every year. Click here for more information.

2018 Watershed Summer Residency Scholarship           2/15/18

Scholarships at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts can partially or fully cover the cost of a 2-week residency at the Center in midcoast Maine. Awards range from $250 to $1525 (the full cost of a two-week Watershed session). Awards that cover the full cost of a residency are called Kiln God Awards. Click here for more information.

Virginia Highlands Festival           2/15/18

The Juried Arts & Crafts Show focuses exclusively on fine arts and crafts, welcoming both established high quality seasoned artisans and new artisans exhibiting innovative concepts executed with the same high quality attention to style and detail.  With only 60 spaces, our goal is to curate the most diverse show possible. Click here for more information.

Fantastic Fibers           2/16/18

Fantastic Fibers is an international juried exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational “must see” for fine artists, quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe. Click here for more information.

Outlaws           2/17/18

The Lexington Art League is seeking submissions for Outlaws, an exhibition curated by Po’ Boy Art Collective which aims to explore themes of “Outlaws” in historical, pop culture, modern, and conceptual ideas. Click here for more information.

Summer Residency Program: Torpedo Factory Artists VAP           2/19/18

One to four month residency in individual studio, on the waterfront of Alexandria, VA, June through September 2017.  Unique opportunity to work and interact with the public in historic Old Town Alexandria, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC. The Visiting Artist Program is intended as a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists, and to expose visitors to a new group of artists and projects. Click here for more information.

Emerge 2018           2/23/18

Emerge 2018 is the tenth juried kiln-glass exhibition for emerging artists sponsored by Bullseye Glass Company, a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture with worldwide distribution and a strong commitment to education and promotion of glass art. Hosted at Bullseye Projects in Portland’s Pearl District, this biennial exhibition recognizes students and early-career artists who are rising through the ranks of kilnformed studio glass but are not yet represented by major commercial galleries. Click here for more information.

Dirty South Mug Call and Competition           2/24/18

River Oaks Square Arts Center is looking for a few good cups to include in its’ 4th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition.  We are looking for ceramic vessels (mugs, cups, tea bowls) that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with ceramics.   Up to 125 artists will be chosen for this inspiring Southern event, because we all need a good mug for our tea and coffee and if not, we always need a good conversation piece! Click here for more information.

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts           2/26/18

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a place to develop skills, ask questions, experiment freely, and investigate the human spirit. Here we create dialogue between the established and the experimental, the contemporary and the traditional. Through exceptional arts education and engaging community programming, we inspire people to expand the boundaries of art making, personal growth, and appreciation for material culture. Click here for more information.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Open Studio Residency 3/1/18
The residency is designed to foster artistic exploration at the highest level, and those selected attend for free. Haystack’s Open Studio Residency provides two weeks of studio time and an opportunity to work in a supportive community of makers. The program accommodates approximately 50 participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, metals, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media. Click here for more information.


VCU Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship – Summer Fellowship 3/1/18
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) funds a limited number of undergraduate student fellowship awards for projects mentored by VCU faculty. Successful student applicants will receive a cash stipend of $1500. The student’s faculty mentor will receive an additional $500 to defray expenses associated with the fellowship project. For more information click here.

Millay Colony Fellowship 3/1/18

The Millay Colony is an artists residency program in Upstate New York offering one-month and two-week retreats to six visual artists, writers and composers each month between April and November. Each residency includes a private bedroom and studio as well as ample time to work in a gorgeous atmosphere. Click here for more information.

Bullseye Artist Residency 3/1/18

Resource Center residencies at Bullseye Resource Centers in Santa Fe, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York are open to artists and artist groups and provide extended (up to three months) access to facilities as well as a materials budget. Bullseye Studio residencies at our Portland factory are open to regional, national, and international artists and artist groups. Factory residencies are for concentrated project-based explorations and can range from 2-4 weeks depending on the parameters of the project. Click here for more information.

Alternative Firing Artist Residency 3/1/18

Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, Colorado is offering a one month fully-funded residency for a Ceramic Artist working with alternative firing techniques such as Pit and Saggar. The residency will take place in Fall 2018 ( September, October, November or December) and includes living space at Elsewhere, full access to Paonia Clayworks studio and a $250 stipend. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.

Allan Eastman Scholarship 3/2/18

Student recipient must be a rising senior during the semester of scholarship application. The scholarship will be given the following fall to one student from each of the five craft disciplines: wood, fiber, metal, ceramics, and glass. Each recipient must have submitted a FAFSA through the financial aid office, For more information contact the Craft/Materials Studies Department.

Peachtree Scholarship in Craft / Material Studies 3/2/18

The recipient MUST have a FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office to receive this award. Recipients must be rising juniors or rising seniors the year they are chosen. Recipient must be a current student the semester the award is given. Awarded to ten undergraduate students in the Crafts (3), Sculpture (3) and Painting & Printmaking (4) departments. For more information contact the Craft/Materials Studies Department.

VCUarts Dean’s Scholarship in Craft / Material Studies         03/02/18

Each department within the School of the Arts forwards the name of one student to receive the Dean’s Scholarship. Student recipient must show exemplary focus and dedication to their studies and creative endeavors at VCUarts. Student recipient must be full time, have cumulative GPAs of 3.5 in their majors, and a minimum of 3.0 overall. Recipient must be a full time student the semesters the student receives the award. The Dean’s Scholarship is distributed over two semesters of one academic year and must go towards a student’s tuition and fees. For more information contact the Craft/Materials Studies Department.

William R. Gaines Scholarship- Craft         03/02/18

Eligible student(s) must be undergraduate art major in the department giving the award and will be selected based on merit. Departments selecting recipients will rotate each year as follows: Kinetic Imaging, Photography, Sculpture, Painting & Printmaking and Craft. For more information contact the Craft/Materials Studies Department

2018 Hot Metal Residency at Franconia Sculpture Park           3/10/18

Located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork all in one location. Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at Franconia, beyond what they ever thought was possible. Click here for more information.  

Members in Print: A Juried Exhibition           3/10/18

The National Basketry Organization is introducing the inaugural in-print, biennial exhibition. Works selected will be published in the Summer 2018 edition of the Quarterly Review, NBO’s full color magazine. This year’s theme is Vessels, loosely defined as a hollow container, with an interior and an exterior, open to a utilitarian or conceptual interpretation. Click here for more information.

Fun House 2018: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic, and Bizarre           3/12/18

Fun House: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic and Bizarre is a national juried art exhibition. Fun House invites artwork submissions that celebrate all that a Fun House offers: the marvelous, disorienting, seductive, disquieting, and surreal. Fun House seeks works that engage with the real/unreal, the miniature and the gigantic, optics and illusion, and/or the politics of display. Click here for more information.

Juried Fine Art Student Exhibition – Award of Distinction           3/13/18
All Craft / Material Studies work chosen to be in the annual Juried Student Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery will be considered. The student recipient must be a full time student the semester of the award. Student must have work accepted into the Juried Student Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery to be eligible for consideration.

Juried Fine Art Student Exhibition – Dean’s Award           3/13/18
All work chosen to be in the annual Juried Student Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery will be considered. The student recipient must be a full time student the semester of the award. Student must have work accepted into the Juried Student Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery to be eligible for consideration.

Royal Oak Clay, Glass, and Metal Show 2018           3/14/18

This will be our twenty-fourth year. We feature 125 clay, glass and metal artists, demonstrations and related activities. As a result, we attract a large and focused audience. Our artists tell us that it is a pleasure having customers that really understand their work and techniques. Click here for more information.

2018 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie           3/15/18

Form, Not Function is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. Click here for more information.

Toyama Glass Museum           3/20/18

Organizers of the Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2018 set to take place from September 15th through November 25th in 2018, will mark the first time this established competition will be open to international artists. Applicants can submit a maximum of two works made no earlier than 2016 and professionals and amateurs alike are free to apply. Click here for more information.

CultureWorks           3/29/18

With a thriving arts and culture scene come challenges and opportunities. So a big part of our mission is driving collaboration. CultureWorks not only provides grants — we also bring together individual artists and organizations, and help partner them with supportive businesses, too. The Annual Grants Program assists individual practicing artists and smaller nonprofit organizations. Our purpose is to invest in quality programs, events and initiatives that benefit the Richmond and Tri-Cities region. For more information click here.

Harpo Foundation 4/1/18
The award provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under-recognized by the field. Awards are made of up to $10,000.  The number of awards is determined each year by the annual granting budget. Grants are made to support the development of artists’ work and a grantee may use their award to support any activity toward that purpose. For more information click here.

Chinati Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program 4/1/18

The Artist in Residence program provides an opportunity for artists from around the world to work in a striking, natural environment. The Chinati Foundation provides a furnished apartment on the museum’s grounds and a studio in Marfa. Resident artists have unlimited access to Chinati’s collection and archive, and the museum staff and interns are available to assist in securing materials and preparing exhibitions. A stipend of $1,000 is provided to assist with travel and art materials. Click here for more information.

American Ceramic Circle Grants 4/1/18

To encourage new research in the field of ceramics, the ACC awards annual grants to individuals to provide assistance for costs associated with scholarly research that reflects the general interest of the members. Click here for more information.

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Contemporary Craft Show 4/1/18

This show of Art by Hand serves as the Museum’s largest yearly fundraising event and is devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of craft art. Funds raised are used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to support exhibitions and education programs and to contribute to conservation and publication projects. Approximately 18,000 visitors attend. Click here for more information.

Piedmont Craftsmen Fair 2018 4/4/18

We present an annual Fair that is considered one of the finest in the southeastern United States. Total sales by 100+ exhibiting craftsmen are estimated at nearly $400,000. Piedmont Craftsmen’s Gallery and Shop anchor the Arts District in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. The gallery attracts roughly 15,000 visitors each year, and grosses nearly $230,000 in sales of fine craft. Click here for more information.

30th September Competition           4/12/18

The 30th September Competition is an annual juried exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary artists in all media and styles created within the past two years. All artists over the age of 18 – working in any medium – are eligible. All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (2016 or later). Click here for more information.

The Art of Labor           4/13/18

Using the word “Labor” as a point of departure, jurors Carole Frances Lung (Frau Fiber) and Amy DiPlacido will seek fiber, fiber-based, or textile-inspired work by artists exploring the many possible definitions of the term and its relationship to art. Since the Industrial Revolution, a key identifying characteristic of any community is the work of its people, their leisure activities, and subsequent roles in society. Click here for more information.

Cheers! Drink Up! Celebrating the Clay Drinking Vessel!           4/21/18

CHEERS! Drink up! Celebrating the Clay Drinking Vessel is a collaborative show between the International Ceramic Artists Network (ICAN) and the Commonwheel Artists Co-op in Manitou Springs, Colorado. CHEERS! Drink up! is a juried exhibition, open to all clay artists that are members of ICAN (formerly the Potters Council). Click here for more information. ​

Quilt Alliance Annual Contest 5/1/18

Join the Quilt Alliance to enter. Quilt size: 25″ × 25″. You may use any style, medium or technique and can interpret the theme any way you choose. Click here for more information.

Design Emphasis 5/1/18

Design Emphasis is widely acclaimed as the foremost furniture design competition for students and offers design students a unique opportunity to demonstrate their talent and originality before a judging panel of furniture industry designers, manufacturing and retail executives, and members of the trade press who have design-oriented backgrounds. It also provides a unique chance to experience an international industry trade show, make important career contacts and exchange ideas with other students from around the nation. For more information click here.

Big Four Arts Festival 5/1/18
The Big Four Arts Festival in Louisville, KY is held in Waterfront Park at the Big Four Bridge Lawn – four gorgeous acres of tree lined walks overlooking the Ohio River. The Festival is known by artists for its easy access, spacious booth layouts, and many artist amenities. The 2017 inaugural Festival was the largest attended two-day event ever at the Big Four Bridge Lawn with a 2-day attendance estimated by WDRB News at 50,000. Click here for more information.

Alexandria King Street Art Festival 5/1/18

Listed on the Harris List and Sunshine Artists as One of the Nation’s Best Art Shows! This event is fast emerging as one of the top shows in the east. Alexandria is recognized as one of the country’s premier artistic hubs and the strong support given to the event from the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Bureau contributes to the large crowd, making this show the great success that it has become. Click here for more information.

Charleston – Mt Pleasant South Carolina Art Festival May 2018 5/1/18

Join us on Memorial Day Weekend for The Charleston- Mt Pleasant Art Festival. The show will be set up at The Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, a premier mixed-use lifestyle center in Charleston, South Carolina. The show combines a busy holiday weekend, a beautiful venue and the nation’s most talented artists and crafters. Click here for more information.

Large Scale Clay Masterclass With Alexandra Engelfriet 5/8/18

Alexandra Englefriet will create a large scale raw clay installation in the industrial setting of STARworks as part of the Woodfire Conference. This four-day masterclass will take place in the same space with a large amount of wild North Carolina clay from a local quarry. Participants will work with a large amount of clay, immersing oneself fully in the material, working with hands and arms. Click here for more information.

Hopper Prize           5/15/18

The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and exhibition platform offering a series of individual artist fellowships totaling $5,000.00 USD. The Hopper Prize was established for the sole purpose of advancing the field of visual art by providing direct financial assistance to artists in the form of unrestricted fellowships. Click here for more information.

Lockport Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival 2018           5/18/18

The Optimist Club of Lockport will be sponsoring its 43rd annual Lockport Outdoor Arts & Craft Festival on Main St.  Artists & Craftsmen will have an opportunity for prizes & awards.  The festival attracts 20-25,000 people over the two day period.  All proceeds from the show go to

support Youth Activities in the Lockport Area. Click here for more information.

Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Craft and Design Show           5/26/18

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its 54th annual contemporary craft show, Craft + Design, on November 16-18, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia. Craft + Design is a museum-quality show with a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary crafts. Artists are invited to apply in the following categories: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper,  and wood. Click here for more information.  

1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art           5/31/18

The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.

1st-Art-Gallery.com Annual Art & Design Scholarship           5/31/18
This scholarship is designed to help a student become successful in a career focused on one aspect of art or design. Applicants will be able to submit their entry along with a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of. The winner will be selected by the end of June and the winner will receive $1000 towards higher education. Click here for more information.

Bethesda Row Arts Festival 2018           5/31/18

Each October, the streets of Bethesda Row, are turned into an outdoor art gallery, featuring juried fine arts and fine crafts. 190 leading artists nationwide come to Bethesda, MD’s Arts and Entertainment District to showcase their work. Art Fair Sourcebook has recognized the Festival as one of the top 30 Fine Art Shows in the United States. This two-day event attracts over 45,000 art patrons. Click here for more information.

Headlands Center for the Arts 6/1/18

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media. For more information click here.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival 2018 6/5/18

Recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Arts Festivals by Sunshine Arts Magazine and consider the Best Summer Arts Festival in Metro Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival is a 2-day outdoor event. Now in its tenth year, this event will feature up to 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters! Click here for more information.  

Sarasota Craft Show           6/15/18

The event, now in its tenth year, will feature exceptional works in ceramics, decorative fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper, wearable art, wood, painting, photography and sculpture by more than 100 of the nation’s top artists. Indoor air-conditioned booths, as well as outdoor booths are available.The Sarasota Craft Show attracts more than 5,000 visitors over the three-day event. Click here for more information.

Downtown Asheville Festival of the Arts North Carolina July 2018   7/4/18

Asheville’s historic Pack Square Park is the picturesque venue for the Downtown Asheville Festival of the Arts. This regional landmark has been a focal point since the city’s creation in 1797, lying at the intersection of ancient trading paths. The beautiful public park has grown to 6.5 acres for events and visitors to relax while they enjoy all that downtown Asheville has to offer. Click here for more information.

Fall Arts in the Park 7/6/18

Located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the Arts in the Park festival series draws in excess of 20,000 attendees annually and a wide array of artists and food vendors. With over 150+ artists, exhibitors, and vendors, our visitors enjoy a wide variety of fine arts and crafts, demonstrations, food, and much more during the Arts in the Park festivals. Click here for more information.

Sediment Arts Fall Internship           8/14/18

Initiated in late 2013, SEDIMENT is a non-profit 501 C(3), artist-run gallery and storefront located in Richmond, VA. SEDIMENT organizes exhibitions, produces artist publications, hosts experimental music events, educational workshops, and lectures that feature the work of relevant and engaging contemporary visual and performing artists whose work embraces experimental and intermedia approaches to creative production. Click here for more information.

Fall Festival on Ponce 2018           8/22/18

The Fall Festival on Ponce is a two-day outdoor local arts and crafts event held on October 27-28, 2017 at the Olmsted Parks along Ponce de Leon Ave., the main thoroughfare in metro Atlanta.  Now in its eighth year, the Fall Festival on Ponce is a 2-day celebration of community and tradition presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, for people of all ages, races, customs and interests.  The Festival is a major celebration of the arts while honoring the rich history of our community. Click here for more information.  

Downtown Asheville Labor Day Weekend Art Festival September 2018           8/29/18

This Labor Day Weekend art affair will feature a collection of national and regional artists specializing in hand-made works of art. Asheville’s historic Pack Square Park is the picturesque venue for the Downtown Asheville Festival of the Arts. The beautiful public park has grown to 6.5 acres for events and visitors to relax while they enjoy all that Downtown Asheville has to offer. Click here for more information.

FiberArt international           8/31/18

Fiberart International 2019 is the 23rd in series of juried exhibitions held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania open to textile artists worldwide. This juried 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. Click here for more information.

The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design Graduate Research Grant 9/1/18
Since 2005, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Craft Research Fund grant program has advanced and expanded research about craft in the United States. The program supports innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explores the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, and fosters new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field. For more information click here.

Blade of Grass Fellowship 9/1/18
We look at the process and relationships of socially engaged art projects. A primary goal of ABOG is to make the “invisible” parts of socially engaged art visible. We do this through documentary films and field research that are artist-led, and are grounded in the perspective of project participants, as well as publications, web content, and public programming. Click here  for more information.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 9/1/18

Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The Foundation receives approximately 3,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no pre-screening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year. Click here for more information.

Abrons Arts Center, AIRspace Residencies 9/1/18

Abrons Arts Center awards eight visual art residencies to New York City based artists. Residents are provided a free studio for 16-weeks within the Abrons facility, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Throughout the residency cycle, monthly studio visits are arranged with critics, curators, artists and other art-workers. A range of career development opportunities are scheduled throughout the residency including public talks, open studios, an annual group exhibition, & educational work with Abrons’ Engagement Program. Among the artists selected for the AIRspace program are painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, and video and installation artists. Click here for more information.

ArtCenter/South Florida 9/1/18

The program provides residents interested in working outside traditional disciplinary boundaries with the resources, time, and feedback to develop programs and courses that will be taught in future iterations of ArtCenter’s Program for Applied Artistic Research. Each semester is designed in collaboration with a partner education initiative in an effort to build a dynamic, informal, and yet rigorous research platform within Miami. The 12-week residency offers a stipend of $3750, live/work housing in Downtown Miami, and covers round-trip travel expenses. Click here for more information.

West End Arts Festival 9/5/18

The show will set up on the streets of West Broad Village. West Broad Village is a masterfully designed urban village in the heart of Richmond’s West End. Brick streets lined with maple trees connect charming, stately single family attached homes to shopping, dining and entertainment experiences you won’t find anywhere else in Richmond. The festival also has a convenient Friday set-up. Click here for more information.

Waterfire Sharon Pennsylvania           9/14/18

WaterFire Sharon, PA is an established, premier art and music festival.  WaterFire Sharon PA is a unique, artistic display of fifty-five fire baskets floating on the Shenango River.  The baskets burn through the night, filling downtown Sharon with the aroma of burning pine and cedar.  Lightings begin at dusk and the fires are tended until 11:00 p.m. Other events and the artisan festival begin at 2pm. Click here for more information.

The James R. Gregory Prize for Creative Entrepreneurship    Spring Registration 2018

In order to be eligible students must register for ARTS 353 Creative Disruption for Spring 2018. This course provides a low-risk educational environment for students to develop their own ventures, including a product/service business model, legal considerations, financial and marketing plans and media presence. The prize provides $3000 in seed funding and a workspace in the depot. Click here for more information.

CAA Open Call for Articles/Art Submissions           Rolling

CAA invites submissions and proposals of artists’ projects, essays, conversations, and more to Art Journal Open, an open-access, independently edited, peer reviewed web journal that provides an agile counterpart to the quarterly Art Journal. Art Journal Open publishes original content by artists, scholars, teachers, archivists, curators, critics, and other cultural producers and commentators, with the commitment to foster new intellectual exchanges. Contributions focus on post-1945 material with an emphasis on the contemporary, although topics from throughout the twentieth-century may be considered. As an online publication, Art Journal Open prioritizes material that makes meaningful use of the web, such as multimedia formats and techniques. Click here for more  information.

Graduate Travel Grant           Rolling
VCUarts awards Graduate Student Travel Grants to support original scholarship. The mission of the program is to help fund travel that is not in conjunction with any credit bearing coursework or faculty led activities affiliated with the University, including candidacy, thesis, or dissertation research. Priority is given to invited/adjudicated presentations or performances and juried exhibitions occurring at professional conferences and/or in professional venues. Funds are also awarded to support professional conference attendance. For more information click here.

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Grants                    Rolling

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation grants program aspires to a vibrant, equitable, and sustainable world through the power of creative problem solving. The Foundation offers a variety of grants such as Art + Education, Art + Environment, Art as Activist, Regional Grants, and SEED. Click here for more information.

EMPAC Artist in Residence Program Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute           Rolling
A residency may be used to explore a concept, to research artistic or technical feasibility of a certain idea, to develop computer programs or specific hardware, develop part of a project, bring a work to full production scale or document / record an existing work. Applications geared towards small-scale or research related projects are recommended to apply 9 months before their desired residency timeframe. Applications geared towards full production residencies are recommended to apply 9-12 months before their desired residency timeframe. Click here for more information.

Virginia MOCA Exhibition Proposals           Rolling

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a non-profit institution which exists to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity in our changing exhibitions and educational programming, MOCA stimulates individual thinking and dialogue throughout the Hampton Roads community. For more information click here.

American Tapestry Alliance           Rolling

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, ATA is now able to subsidize a limited number of memberships for new and emerging, young tapestry artists. Young is defined as no older than 40. Emerging artists are those who are in the early stage of their career, who have garnered some achievements, but not an extensive record of accomplishments. Click here for more information.

CERF+ Grant           Rolling

CERF+ Emergency Grants are designed to provide immediate help to eligible artists working in craft disciplines (such as woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass artists, potters, and furniture makers) after serious emergencies. Click here for more information.

Athenaeum Gallery Solo or Group Show Application           Rolling

The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences.  In addition to the shows curated by the Gallery Director, the Athenaeum Gallery invites artists and curators to submit show proposals. Click here for more information.

Buffalo Creek Artist Residency           Rolling

The buffalo Creek art Center Residence Program is open to sculptors working in metal, ceramic, wood and mixed media. Our focus is on traditional figurative and abstract works with an emphasis on aesthetics and craftsmanship. Click here for more information.

Textile Study Group New York    TBA

Every 3 years, the Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY) announces a call for entries for the Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award. The winner will receive a $1500 award, a one-year TSGNY membership and an invitation to present his/her fiber artwork in the June 2018 TSGNY meeting held in New York City. Techniques include (but are not limited to) tapestries, quilts, basketry, needlework, hangings, crochet, beadwork, weaving, embroidery, knotting, jewelry, surface design, knitting, costumes, collage, soft sculpture, and wearables. Click here for more information.Virginia Commission for the Arts        Various Awards

The Virginia Commission for the Arts builds and strengthens the cultural infrastructure through supporting Virginia’s individual artists, arts entrepreneurs, businesses and institutions. The organization provides a variety of grants throughout the year. Click here for more information.

Art Works Richmond           Various Dates

Submit your artwork in our juried All Media Shows. Bring up to 3 pieces of artwork, any style, any medium to Art Works on the 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month, pay a small entry fee and fill out some paperwork. The juror (a curator, professor of art, professional artist) will pick the pieces to be in the show and the shows open on 4th Fridays. Cash awards! Click here for more information.

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals           Various Dates

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals provide artists and craftspeople with the unique opportunity of exposing their work to thousands of people while taking part in an exciting, community-driven atmosphere. Our shows highlight the creative spirit of the fine artist and craftsperson, with an exceptional selection of maker-designed goods curated and juried at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Every participant comes away with a new base of loyal customers, the welcoming spirit of the Sugarloaf family and valuable entrepreneurial skills that last a lifetime. Click here for more information.