EBP Instructions

 Image by Christina Wnek

**Call for entries will open on May 1st and close on August 15th, 2024. Accepted work will be on display as early as November 2024. **


Applicant Instructions


Step 1: Choose 5-8 finished pieces from your collections. They can be of your own design, or from a pattern. In the case of a pattern, please list the artist who created the design so we can give credit where credit is due.

Step 2: Provide 3 images of each finished piece. All images must be shot on a black or white background. 

  1. Wide angle front shot encompassing the entire piece, 
  2. A photograph of the back of the piece. 
  3. A photograph of your choice, could be an up close detail image, or an angle that shows off the piece. 

Please name each photo file with your name and the piece number (1-8) and for each shot add a letter (a, b, c). Example: Smith1b would be an image of the first piece, back shot.

We invite you to review our tutorial on how to photograph jury-ready images here

Step 3: Create a Folder in your own Google Drive that will be shared with us.

Step 4: Fill out, sign, and upload the application to the folder. 

Step 5: Create an Artist Statement document and upload to the folder.
Artist statements are personal narratives that explain the artist's creative process, influences, and intentions behind their work, usually written in the third person.

Step 6: Share the folder with submissions@museumofbeadwork.org. 

Step 7: Once we receive your folder, you will receive a confirmation email from us letting you know your application is completed and accepted into the jurors pool.

Step 8: After the jurors have made their selections, all entrants will be informed via email whether they have been accepted into this year’s exhibition or not.  


PDF Application form 

PDF Photography tips


*Fine Print, PLEASE READ!

The Museum of Beadwork retains the right to photograph all entries and use those photographs as well as any photography entered into the competition in any lawful way including (but not limited to) publicity, marketing, publication, exhibitions, etc. in perpetuity with full credit to the artist and designers.

Employees, Owners and Board members of The Museum of Beadwork are not eligible to participate in the competition.