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Opportunities for students, including exhibitions, internships, scholarships, and grants:

Fantastic Fibers 2021           2/15/21

Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2021 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome. Click here for more info. 

Wreck-oning           2/19/21

There has been a shift, a reckoning of sorts in the past year. As a nation of individuals we’ve been stripped of our perceptions and understandings. We’ve been forced to simplify our lives, while also dealing with complex issues brought on by the shifts, everything from confronting our fragility as a human race to dealing with the cancer of racial injustice. This show will explore how we have confronted these complex issues as individuals and then as a nation. Click here for more info. 

Fun House 2021                                                                                                                 2/20/21

 Fun House reimagines Barrett Art Center’s gallery spaces as the site for all that a Fun House offers: the marvelous, disorienting, seductive, disquieting, and surreal. We invite artistic approaches to these concepts across a variety of media: painting, photography, sculpture, wearable art, digital art, textiles, ceramics, installation, and video. Click here for more info.

Ware/Wear 2021 2/22/21Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft is hosting its fourth annual Ware/Wear show, a functional vessel and personal adornment show juried by Candice Methe and Tanya Crane. Functional objects differ from merely decorative as these intimate objects bring comfort and interest to everyday rituals such as that first coffee or dressing for the day. Ware/Wear celebrates functional objects with the intent that the item is to be used or worn. Click here for more info.

A’ Furniture Design Award         2/28/21

Today, A’ Design Award & Competition has released its call for entries to A’ International Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Awards. The A’ Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Awards are open for entries by Furniture Designers, Product Designers, Industrial Design Studios and Furniture Manufacturers worldwide. Designs that were imagined within the last 10 years are eligible for participation. Click here for more info. 

A Fibers Exhibition           2/28/21The In Art Gallery is an online gallery and resource for emerging artists in all ranges of careers to have a platform for exhibiting artwork and reaching a global audience. This month our theme is Fibers. Please submit your highest quality work that involves fibers or textiles. This work will be a highly competitive exhibition of the selected entrant’s best work that reflects the theme of this show. Click here for more info.

The Greatest Student Exhibition           2/28/21

This month our theme is The Greatest Student Exhibition. We are calling all students to submit their highest quality work. This work will be a highly competitive exhibition.  This exhibition is open to all students. Please submit up to 3 works and 1 detail. Click here for more info. 

What’s So Funny 3/1/21

Accepting entries of visual art that makes use of humor/comedy. All mediums welcome. This is an exhibition focused around comedy. We’re looking for work that hits the funny bone, maybe a good one liner, some slapstick. It can be absurdist, cute and playful, tragic to the point of comedy, obtuse, ephemeral, performative, and everything and anything in between. It’s just got to be funny. Click here for more info.

7th Annual Dirty South Cup Call & Competition 3/6/21

River Oaks Square Arts Center is looking for a few good pieces to include in its’ 7th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition.  We are looking for ceramic vessels (mugs, cups, yunomis) that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with ceramics. Click here for more info. 

2021 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie           3/20/21

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 info. 

Peters Valley Studio Assistantship           3/15/21

We are looking for excited, engaged emerging artists to participate in our summer assistantship program. Each year Peters Valley selects talented and motivated people, to participate in our summer program by assisting our instructors and studio heads.  The Studio Assistantship is rigorous, requires long days in the studio and provides invaluable professional development opportunities. Studio assistants receive a stipend of $350 per week (for up to 18 weeks) in addition to lodging and meals on campus. We are accepting applications in 5 craft media studios; blacksmithing, ceramics, fibers, fine metals, and woodworking. Click here for more info. 

Motion & Flow           3/21/21

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the “Motion & Flow” exhibit to be held at the R Gallery in Boulder, Colorado. In this exhibit, we are seeking artwork in all styles and mediums that incorporate the themes of motion and flow. Motion is the action or process of moving or being moved, and flow is the continuous stream of movement. Click here for more info. 

Form and Function Ceramic Juried Exhibition           3/28/21

Applied Contemporary Craft Gallery is now accepting submissions for our Form and Function Juried Exhibition, juried by Christa Assad.  All ceramic works, functional and sculptural, are eligible. We consider form: the visible shape or configuration of something, and function: an activity or purpose natural to or intended for a person or thing.  This exhibition is open to artists national and international 18 years of age or older. Click here for more info. 

Perfume Bottle Design Competition           3/31/21

This free to enter virtual perfume bottle design competition is open to anyone who designs and creates an original perfume bottle or original perfume bottle sketch and submits images thereof by March 31, 2021 via email. This design may be of any medium (glass, metal, pottery, etc.). The winning designs will be selected by a voting ballot of the IPBA members attending the virtual convention, and the designers will be notified via email on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Click here for more info. 

Ringholz Art Supply Awards 4/1/21

Founded in Jackson Hole, Wyoming by Amy Ringholz, The Ringholz Art Supply Awards were built to recognize the needs of artists of all ages to be supported in their artistic pursuits.  Her team aims to find the people that demonstrate the qualities that she has found has brought her to a solid career in the arts. Click here for more info.  

Hotter ‘N Hell: National Collegiate Juried Exhibition 4/1/21

The Hotter ‘N Hell National Collegiate Art Exhibition, is a juried show featuring all art forms that use fire and heat as part of the creative process, for example: ceramics, glass-blowing, welded sculpture, poured metals, wood-burning, metalsmithing, burned textiles, etc.  Cash prizes will be given to Best in Show, First Place, Second Place, and Merit Award. Click here for more information.

Off Center: An International Ceramic Competition 4/9/21

From playful pieces disguised as everyday objects, to finely detailed vessels, ceramics delights and surprises us in its evolution. Whether you work in a more traditional style, or prefer completely outlandish creations, we want to showcase your vision and techniques from around the world during this annual show. Click here for more info. 

SNAG Student Scholarships         4/10/21SNAG will award five student scholarships with at least one scholarship awarded to a student attending a two (2) year institution and at least one (1) additional scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student. These scholarships are to be applied to tuition or course fees for the students’ educational programs. The scholarships are as follows: one $2000 award, one $1750 award, one $1500 award, one $1250 award and one $1000 award; each includes a one-year SNAG membership. Click here for more info.

Future Tense 2021         4/15/21

FUTURE TENSE 2021 will celebrate the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. FUTURE TENSE 2021 offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today. Click here for more info. 

So Fresh + So Clean           5/15/21

EM Students’ design challenge for this year’s So Fresh + So Clean 2021 call for entry is a response to the urgency of sustainability. We want applicants to apply 7th Generation Principles, asking important questions in regards to fresh and clean studio jewelry practices. Click here for more info. 

GASnews Call for Writers           5/15/21

Glass Art Society’s quarterly GASnews provides an ongoing exchange of ideas and information between artists, educators, curators, or researchers who work with glass across the globe. If you are a writer and want to share your voice with the glass community, apply to write for GASnews. We especially encourage those with diverse perspectives from the field of glass art or related areas of architecture, design, and museums to send submissions. Click here for more info. 

Internship Support Grants         Rolling

The Internship Grant Program supports current VCUarts students who are in need of financial assistance to participate in an internship that will expand a student’s professional experience and network. Click here for more info. 

Innovate Artist Grant           Rolling

Our $550.00 grants act as sparks of financial support that ignite your creative development. Our grant cycles are open 4 times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) giving you more opportunities to access the support you need. Our process is simple so you spend less time on the application and more time making your important work. Click here for more info. 

Awesome Foundation Grants         

The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects. Click here for more info.

Iridian Gallery Internships          

The Iridian Gallery Internships are part-time (7-12 hrs./week) and unpaid, but can qualify for school credit depending on the candidate’s department. The ideal candidate is currently earning a BA or BFA or has recently earned a BA or BFA, is a motivated, self-starter, and has a passion for supporting Contemporary art and LGBTQIA inclusiveness in the Richmond arts community. Click here for more info. 

CAA Open Call for Articles/Art Submissions           

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.  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 info.

Southwest School of Art Artist-in-Residence Program           

We invite artists with experience in contemporary metalsmithing and/or jewelry design to apply for our Artist-In-Residence program. The aim of the program is to foster creative, intellectual and professional growth for emerging and established visual artists. We designed the program to provide a shared creative experience that is mutually beneficial for both the artist and the School. Click here for more info.

Integrity: Arts & Culture Association Grants         

We believe the arts are essential to the health and vitality of our communities and our nation. We are passionate about supporting artists in creating. We recognize the great need for support, and that receiving funding can sometimes be a complicated process. This is why we decided to do what we can to assist you and why our application process has been made simple. Click here for more info.

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 info.

Art Works Richmond           

Various Dates

Submit your artwork in our juried All Media Shows. Bring up to 3 pieces of artwork to Art Works on the 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month. The juror will pick the pieces to be in the show and the shows open on 4th Fridays. Cash awards! Click here for more info.

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