Deadline: March 31, 2017 – Society of Arts + Crafts Artist Awards

Free to apply: Apply Now!

The Society of Arts and Crafts welcomes applications for the 2017 Artist Awards.

Every other year, the Society awards $3,000 each to three craft artists living in New England. As a mission-driven non-profit, the Society continues to support craft artists through opportunities such as this and we are honored to continue to award artists. This is a merit based award, yet we do take your cover letter into consideration as this, like all juried awards, are subjective. To be eligible, you must be living in New England.

This year, Ellen Wieske, 2010 Artist Award Winner and Jeweler, and Marilyn Zapf, Assistant Director at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, will join Luiza deCamargo, Associate Curator at the Society of Arts and Crafts, to jury the applications.

The Society believes that craftspeople have a knowledge of materials and an expertise of technique. Traditionally, craft has been defined by material — wood, ceramics, glass, textiles, and metal — and the techniques used to transform raw material into objects. We acknowledge that contemporary craft often challenges our notions of technique and material, and we honor these new expressions. If you believe your work does not meet this definition yet still falls under the purview of craft, please explain in your cover letter. No paintings, photographs, drawings, or traditional sculpture will be reviewed. Previous winners are ineligible to apply.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Deadline: Nov. 12, 2014 – Paper & Stitch, Juried Craft Exhibition

The Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery presents our December exhibition titled, “Paper & Stitch”, a juried craft exhibition that focuses on handmade items that are created using traditional forms of skill and craftsmanship. We are seeking pieces from many mediums including: ceramics, glass, fiber and textile crafts, leatherwork, beadwork, basketry, needlework, paper crafts, wood carving and furniture making, as well as stone and metal work. The FACRAG exhibition committee will jury this exhibition. This group exhibition will be on display in our gallery throughout the month of December.

Online Entry/Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

If you are interested in submitting artwork, please visit our website at the link below:

Online Submission Form | Exhibition Information/Rules


Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery, Located inside the Franklin Arts Center, in Brainerd, Minnesota

Calendar Of Events

Online Entry/Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Notification Of Acceptance: Monday, November 17, 2014

Deadline For Dropped Off Artwork: Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Deadline For Shipped Artwork: Monday, December 1, 2014

Exhibition Opening Reception – Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibition Opens – Saturday, December 6, 2014

Exhibition Closes – Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pick Up Artwork – Monday, December 29, 2014, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

* All artwork, whether dropped off or shipped, must arrive to the gallery by the given dates above. Any artwork that arrives after these dates will not be included in the exhibition.

Exhibition Rules

Established and emerging artists, working in any craft media are encouraged to submit work, including but not limited to: ceramics, glass, fiber and textile crafts, leatherwork, beadwork, basketry, needlework, paper crafts, wood carving and furniture making, as well as stone and metal work, as long as the piece follows the guidelines below. 

– Both 2D and 3D artwork will be accepted.  

– All 2D artwork must be able to hang on the wall, and be no larger then 6′ x 6′ in size.

– All 3D artwork must be able to either sit on a pedestal of 12″ x 12″, or be able to be free standing within our gallery space.

– All artwork must arrive to the gallery ready to hang and display, with proper wiring and hanging systems.

– A limit of 4 pieces will be accepted per artist, with an overall submission fee of $15. Payment can be made through Paypal at the end of the submission form. Fees are nonrefundable.

For More Information

FACRAG Website

FACRAG Facebook

Deadline: Aug. 18, 2014 – 2015 NICHE Awards – Call For Entries

NICHE magazine is now accepting applications for the 2015 NICHE Awards, a prestigious juried competition recognizing excellence in fine craft design. Professional and student artists may apply online.

Contest categories include ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood and jewelry arts.  Recently added new categories seek original artist-made holiday ornaments and decorations; objects for the kitchen and for dining; and jewelry made from alternative materials. 

The NICHE Professional Awards are open to professional craft artists over the age of 21 who reside in the U.S. or Canada and are actively involved in the design and production of craftwork supplied to galleries and/or craft shops. 

The NICHE Student Awards are open to any craft student residing in the U.S. or Canada and attending an undergraduate, graduate or certificate arts program. 

 Judging of entries is based on three main criteria:

*    Technical excellence, both in surface design and form
*    Distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
*    Market viability (professional entries only)

Finalists are invited to display their work in the NICHE Awards finalist gallery at the American Made Show, January 16-19, 2015, in Washington DC. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony held during the American Made Show and featured in the Spring 2015 issue of NICHE magazine.

Application and entry fee information, rules and guidelines are now available at

Fee: $18 to $40
Deadline: August 18, 2014