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The annual Bead and Button Show competition and exhibit, Bead Dreams 2009, submission deadline is fast approaching.

The deadline date for submissions is April 6, 2009.

The entry details are below, follow the link for full details:

1. Lampwork / Glass - New category for 2009!: This category will include beads, buttons, components, jewelry, or jewelry-related objects that are 85% or more glass made by the applicant. Entries that use someone else's glass beads or components should be entered in the Finished Jewelry category.

2. Polymer Clay: This category will include beads, buttons, components, jewelry, or jewelry-related objects that are 85% or more polymer clay.

3. Beaded Objects or Accessories: This category will include a non-jewelry item or accessory, including, but not limited to, purses, shoes, sculptures, or wall hangings.

4. Seed Bead Jewelry: This category will include beaded beads, a piece, or an ensemble of jewelry, that is predominantly seed beads or bugle beads, including, but not limited to, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.

The deadline for submission to be included in the 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse book by Gareth Johnson of ExtremeCraft.com has been extended to March 13, 2009. (via)

Adventure Ecology and Sculpt the Future are sponsoring a "trash to treasure" art and functional item competition. The purpose is: "To show how discarded items can be redesigned into works of art as well as functional everyday items." Entries are due May 1, 2009.

The Black Rock Arts Foundation is accepting grant applications for interactive art works. Due by March 13, 2009, the grant is available to international applicants. (via)