About Craftboston

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, Craftboston Spring and Holiday are New England’s premiere juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft. They are mission-driven events that serve to support excellence in crafts by encouraging the creation, collection, and conservation of the work of craft artists, and by educating and promoting public appreciation of fine craftsmanship. Located at the Seaport World Trade Center, Craftboston Spring includes over 200 artists. Craftboston Holiday is comprised of 90 artists and is held at the Cyclormama at The Boston Center for the Arts.

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: Sept. 12, 2015 – CraftBoston 2016 Call for Entry

Join us for CraftBoston 2015! CraftBoston is an established biannual show and sale of fine contemporary craft and design. Both CraftBoston Spring and CraftBoston Holiday unite talented makers with passionate and knowledgeable patrons. CraftBoston welcomes exhibitor applications from both established and emerging artists making original work that shows exemplary execution of design, quality craftsmanship, and creative use of materials.

Dates
CraftBoston Spring: April 29 – May 1, 2016,
Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

CraftBoston Holiday: December 2 – 4, 2016
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115

Application Deadline
There is one application and one deadline for both shows.
Apply via www.juriedartservices.com by September 12, 2015.

For more information on CraftBoston Spring and Holiday, and to see the show prospectus, visit: www.societyofcrafts.org

Deadline: Sept. 12 – Call for Entry – CraftBoston Spring 2014 and Holiday 2014

CRAFTBOSTON Spring 2014 & CRAFTBOSTON Holiday 2014
CALL FOR ENTRY
Application deadline: September 12th, 2013
Application Fee: $40 to apply to one or both of the 2014 shows

CRAFTBOSTON Spring
April 4-6. 2014
Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St, Boston, MA

CRAFTBOSTON Holiday
December 5-7, 2014
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St., Boston, MA

CRAFTBOSTON
The Society of Arts and Crafts is pleased to announce that applications for Craftboston Spring 2014 and Craftboston Holiday 2014 are now being accepted.

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, Craftboston Spring and Holiday are New England’s premiere juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft. They are mission-driven events that serve to support excellence in crafts by encouraging the creation, collection, and conservation of the work of craft artists, and by educating and promoting public appreciation of fine craftsmanship. Located at the Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts, Craftboston Spring includes 90 artists. Craftboston Holiday is comprised of over 200 artists and is held at the Hynes Convention Center.

A qualified panel of three jurors is assembled each year to select artists making superlative work in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Both emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply. There is one application and one deadline to apply to either 2014 show. The deadline for applications is September 12th, 2013.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.craftboston.org or www.juriedartservices.com

Call for Entries – Craftboston Spring & Holiday 2013

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, Craftboston Spring and Holiday are New England’s premiere juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft. SAC invites both emerging and established artists to apply for participation in one or both 2013 shows. Craftboston Spring will be held April 19-21st, 2013. Craftboston Holiday is proposed for December 6-8th, 2013. Work must fall under one of the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood.

Craftboston 2013 applications will be available online from May 31st – September 13th, 2012.

Please visit www.craftboston.org or www.juriedartservices.com for more information.