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

Location

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

Craft, Shopping, & Mom – A Classic Combination – Philadelphia, PA

Rittenhouse Square craft show

Finding fine craft in downtown Philly.

Save the date for the return of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen to Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square on May 9, 10 & 11, 2014.

A perfect weekend to be outside with mom shopping American craft on the tree-lined boulevards of Rittenhouse Square.

Through a partnership with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and in conjunction with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will bring its signature premier Fine Craft Fair, featuring 140 of its very finest craft artists, to downtown Philadelphia on May 9, 10 & 11, 2014. This is believed to be the first professional fine craft fair at the Square.

Founded in 1944 at the recommendation of Eleanor Roosevelt, the Pennsylvania Guild is one of the nation’s largest and most recognized craft guilds, specializing in the advocacy and support of more than 1,400 members whose handwork is known for its unparalleled skill and artistry.  Fine craft is often defined as the hand and mind transformation of raw materials into inspired works of art. The finished products may be either traditional or contemporary in style and design.

“Our craftsmen and women pair the aesthetics of fine art with the technical precision of craftsmanship.” says Executive Director Sherrie Boyer. “This balance creates work that is visually unique yet often fully functional. Imagine a bowl or chair. Our artisans elevate these everyday objects into works of art with style and design so that using them daily is both delightful and practical.

The Guild’s fabulous 3-day outdoor show is in an elegant district of downtown Philadelphia and falls on Mother’s Day weekend.  Bring your family for a beautiful park atmosphere with street cafes, crowded sidewalks and all the pleasure of a bustling urban setting.

For details go to visit us online or call 717.431.8706

Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair at Rittenhouse Square

May 9, 10 & 11, 2014
Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Corner of 19th and Walnut
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This is a free event.

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Returns to Wilmington

An annual tradition for craft-lovers in the region, the Guild returns for its 7th year on the Wilmington Riverfront with independent artists who set up in boutique booths to showcase and sell their outstanding work in all media: glass, jewelry, wood, metal, clay, fiber and more. Explore and shop thousands of unique, handcrafted works by nearly 200 fine craftspeople at the Brandywine Valley’s most prestigious fine craft fair.

This fine craft fair unites the beauty of contemporary craft, the richness of heritage, and unique designs of American craftsmen in one premier event.  Seize the opportunity to support regional professionals and American handmade works of functional and decorative craft.

For details, go to the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen or call 717.431.8706

WHEN: Saturday July 27th 10am – 6pm and Sunday July 28th 10am – 5pm

WHERE: The Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE

HOW MUCH: Admission $8.00, Free Parking

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

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen debuts fall Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair

Surround yourself with the beauty of handmade craft while you soak in the autumn foliage of Rittenhouse Square. The inaugural autumn complement to the Guild’s spring Fine Craft Fair at the prestigious Rittenhouse Square will bring more than 140 craftsmen to downtown Philadelphia, October 11, 12, and 13.

During the three-day event, patrons can peruse original works of hand-crafted jewelry, contemporary furniture, functional and decorative pottery, designer clothing, fine porcelain, blown glass, and more.  Craftsmen are jury-selected into the show, ensuring that craft lovers and collectors find products that embody precise craftsmanship, creative design, and unique style.

Philadelphia potter Jerry Bennett exemplifies these three qualities.  An expert in the use of paperclay, Bennett’s ethereal pottery is carefully formed, thoughtfully embellished, and elegantly glazed.  His designs and construction are highly contemporary, but draws inspiration from traditional techniques such as pit-firing.

“Buying fine craft gives you the opportunity to express your own handmade style with something unique,” says Sherrie Boyer, executive director.  “And it also gives you the opportunity to talk directly to the craftsmen who made it.  It’s a gift to be able to wake up under a quilt made by someone you know, or sit down on a bench that was created just for you.”

The fine craft fair is open Friday, October 11 from 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday, October 12 from 11 am – 7 pm, and Sunday, October 13 from 11 am – 5 pm.  Admission is free. More details at www.pacrafts.org/october.

Pennsylvania Guild at Rittenhouse Square

At long last, fine craft is coming to the tree-lined boulevards of Rittenhouse Square.

Through a partnership with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and in conjunction with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will bring its signature premier Fine Craft Fair, featuring 140 of its very finest craft artists, to downtown Philadelphia on May 11, 12 & 13, 2012. This is believed to be the first professional fine craft fair at the Square.

Founded in 1944 at the recommendation of Eleanor Roosevelt, the Pennsylvania Guild is one of the nation’s largest and most recognized craft guilds, specializing in the advocacy and support of more than 1,400 members whose handwork is known for its unparalleled skill and artistry.  Fine craft is often defined as the hand and mind transformation of raw materials into inspired works of art. The finished products may be either traditional or contemporary in style and design.

Paula Brown-Steedly

“Our craftsmen and women pair the aesthetics of fine art with the technical precision of craftsmanship.” says Executive Director Sherrie Boyer. “This balance creates work that is visually unique yet often fully functional. Imagine a bowl or chair. Our artisans elevate these everyday objects into works of art with style and design so that using them daily is both delightful and practical.”

The Guild’s Fine Craft Fair is the fine craft equivalent of the much-loved Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show (held bi-annually at the same site). Both shows feature exclusively artisans who are the makers of the original work shown in each booth. Both events “circle” the square with canopies and both are part of a larger urban setting with cafes, and local eateries.

In recognition of each other’s specialties, the Fine Craft Fair will focus on hand-crafted jewelry, contemporary furniture, functional and decorative pottery, designer clothing, fine porcelain, and other interpretive works including blown glass, limited edition photography and sculpture. The Fine Art Show will continue its long tradition of exceptional two-dimensional fine art such as paintings, watercolors, oils, graphite and pastels.

The Pennsylvania Guild is known for its premier events; the Guild’s largest is in Wilmington at Chase Center on the Riverfront (early August) and in Lancaster at downtown’s new Convention Center (mid-November). Both of these shows feature 140 to 200 artisans.

Fair hours are 11 am to 7 pm Friday & Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm Sunday. Admission is free. Street and garage parking is plentiful.

For more information, go to pacrafts.org/may.  Call (717) 431-8706 or e-mail handmade@pacrafts.org with any questions.