Chrysalis Award for Emerging Craft Artists


As part of its mission to celebrate the achievements of America’s craft artists and foster scholarship, education, and public appreciation of craft art, the James Renwick Alliance (JRA) has established the Chrysalis Award. This award will recognize, celebrate and encourage America’s most promising craft artists at an early stage in their careers.

The award for 2016 will be given to an emerging fiber artist. Applications and all supporting material must be received in the office by December 1, 2015 to be considered. If you have any questions about the award or whether you would qualify as an emerging artist, please email your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume to the JRA office at

Visit website for more details and application – click here!

Handworks Gallery of American Crafts: Call For Artists!



Submissions due by SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

Show runs from OCTOBER 2 – 19, 2015

Visit Handworks website for rules and more details – click here!

North Country Studio Workshops Scholarships – deadline 8/15

North Country Studio Workshops offers a variety of scholarships, ranging from tuition only to full tuition, room, and board. There is a special, full scholarship for an artist under 30, and a mentoring scholarship in which an established artist and an emerging artist develop a mentor/mentee relationship, both receiving full tuition, room, and board for the workshop.

Full details can be found here:

Mark your calendars for Carol Anne Grotian’s lecture on 8/15!

On Saturday, August 15, as part of the Summer Celebration of New England Quilts, Carol Anne Grotrian will share how she has explored the ancient Japanese tradition of shibori dyeing in her quilted landscapes for over 30 years. Using lots of quilts in person and a few digital images, Carol Anne will show how this forerunner to tie-dye creates fabric patterns that are especially beautiful when dyed in indigo.

The program will be held at 11 a.m. in the Conference Room at the National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA. Reserve a space, which is limited, by calling 978-452-4207 extension 16. It’s one block from the New England Quilt Museum, where there are more quilts on exhibit.

For more information,

Exciting member update from Diane Franklin

Here is a wonderful update from SDA member Diane Franklin.  She has had several pieces in various exhibits throughout the summer and more this coming fall.  Check out Diane’s work:

A new piece, Fourth of July, was being shown in the Spark and Fling exhibit at the Kennedy Heights Art Center  in Cincinnati, Ohio, along with an older piece, Jubilation. This show runs from June 6th through July 12th.

Zebra Crossing was exhibited in the Mainly Black and White show at the Sepastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol, CA. This exhibit runs from June 19th through July 31st.

Tropic Nights will be shown in the Out of the Blue exhibit at the Whistler Museum of Art, in Lowell, MA. The opening reception will be held August 15th, from 2-4.

Deep Waters, another newer piece, will be part of the Water Effect show at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY. The exhibition features work inspired by water. It runs from August 29 to October 18th.

Member exhibits to check out!

Exciting news!  Some SDA members are participating in these current and upcoming exhibits:

Kimberly Becker’s work on display in the 2015 National MFA Exhibition
Location: First Street Gallery, NY
July 23- Aug 14th
Opening reception: Thursday July 23rd, 6-8 pm

Ellen Solari’s work on display in “Images of Grief and Healing
Location: Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
20 Sacramento Street, Cambridge
Aug 10- Sept 11th
Opening reception: Thursday Aug 13th, 6-8 pm

Beverly Arsem’s work on display in “Annual Juried Exhibition for Community of Artists
Location: Danforth Museum
123 Union Ave, Framingham
June 11- August 8th

Works from Nancy Crasco, Diane Franklin, Mary Ellen Latino on display in “Out of the Blue- Art Quilts 2015
Location:  Whistler House Museum of Art
243 Worthen Street, Lowell, MA
Aug 12- Sept 19th
Opening reception: Saturday, August 15th, 2-4 pm

Call for Artists for Brockton MA residential development

Trinity Financial is seeking artists who are looking to permanently showcase a piece of their art work within the new Enso Flats residential development located in the heart of downtown Brockton, Massachusetts.  The art work will be displayed in lobby of the gallery at Enso Flats further adding to the renaissance currently taking place in the City.  All forms of art will be accepted and artists are encouraged to submit samples of their work.  For more information about the selection process, please email:

Download (pdf file):  Call for Artists