COMPETITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
The Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm’s Fiber Fresh New Student Talent Show. Call for entries. Entry fee unless member of Surface Design Association. Deadline May 6. Open to all college students creating fiber art. Entries may include any two-dimensional fiber art and must be ready to hang. All work must be submitted in digital format. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed on June 3. Prospectus available in early March. For more information please contact Valerie Culbertson, 44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT. (860) 355-0300; www.hunthillfarmtrust.org.
Infinity Art Gallery–Call to Fiber Artists. Call for entries. Application fee. Deadline April 15. Open to all fiber artists. Submit 1 or 2 works of fiber art. Artists may enter more than once. Pieces that follow patterns will not be considered. Infinity Art Gallery is an international online art gallery providing juried exhibitions, artist portfolios and exposure. www.infinityartgallery.com.
Hard Twist VI 2011–OBSESSION. Call for submissions. Deadline May 6. Artists are invited to submit textile- and fiber-based works that reflect or explore obsessive ideas, acts, or fixations through medium, technique, or concept. Submission criteria: work must be textile- or fiber-based; actively address the theme of Obsession; be designed to hang on a wall or be suspended from a ceiling (free standing work will not be accepted). Hard Twist has become an important annual event within the Canadian textile art community as well as being a signature event for the Gladstone Hotel. www.gladstonehotel.com/events/exhibitions/hard-twist-new-twist.
Women: We want to know about the psychological who's, what's, when's, where's, and how’s of creating with textiles at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Psychology Department. All levels of textile-makers are welcomed (e.g., sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, felting, weaving, spinning, beading, surface design, embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch, basketry, lace making, paper making, rug hooking, braiding, macramé, kumihimo, etc.). Brief and confidential survey. For full explanation and report on initial findings, visit www.uwec.edu/psyc/Who/collier.htm.