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Jan 26, 2013 10:00AM to Jan 26, 2014 7:00PM
Selections from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
Apr 7, 2013 to May 9, 2014
Apr 20, 2013 7:45PM to Jan 5, 2014 1:45AM
Maps were once far more than merely ways to find a route.
May 17, 2013 3:30PM to Jan 31, 2014 8:30PM
Museum of Glass presents "Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest," a new exhibition featuring the work of 21 Australian and five American contemporary glass artists, in the Museum’s North and Viola A. Chihuly Galleries and on view until January 2014.
May 17, 2013 3:45PM to Jan 4, 2014 8:45PM
This major exhibition brings together glass, jewelry, production molds, and design drawings by René Lalique (French, 1860─1945), dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. As a successful jeweler, Lalique experimented with glass in his designs, which eventually led to a career in which he fully embraced the material.
Jun 15, 2013 3:00PM to Jan 5, 2014 8:00PM
Internationally-known artists Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn have been collaborating as Kahn/Selesnick since 1988 on a series of complex narrative photo-novellas and sculptural installations that portray fictionalized versions of real historical events.
Aug 16, 2013 to Feb 8, 2014
This exhibition will highlight Bridge City Tool Works' 30 years of products, sketches, and production processes.
Aug 16, 2013 3:30PM to Jan 31, 2014 8:30PM
Rick Araluce, by day the lead scenic artist for the Seattle Opera, conjures stories with the engrossing, meticulously-constructed miniature environments for which he has become well-known in the Northwest. His elaborate trompe l'oeil scenes reveal solitary moments in time.
Aug 18, 2013 10:15AM to Dec 31, 2013 10:15AM
Almost 100 works from the museum's permanent collection include paintings, folk art, furniture, wallpapers, decorative arts, textiles, costumes, and many other forms, featuring both well-known masterpieces and surprising treasures.
Aug 18, 2013 2:30PM to Dec 8, 2013 2:30PM
"Dare to Wear: Art as Fashion," on display through December 8, 2013 in the Galleria Cases at the Columbus Museum, explores the intersection of artwork and body adornment. The artists and designers featured in the exhibition consider how the shape, form, and scale of jewelry and garments relate to the body.
Aug 31, 2013 to Jan 26, 2014
This exhibition at the American Textile History Museum documents the ways that textiles were branded and sold to consumers.
Sep 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014
Sep 1, 2013 to Aug 15, 2014
Sep 6, 2013 6:00PM to Jan 26, 2014 5:00PM
Craft Alliance is pleased to announce the opening reception of Stephanie Liner: Momentos Of A Doomed Construct, from 6pm – 9pm on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Kranzberg Arts Center. There will be a live performance at 6:30pm during the opening reception, where 3 women will take up residence inside Liner’s sculptures.
Sep 7, 2013 7:15PM to Jan 19, 2014 7:15PM
This exhibition will showcase 26 recent additions to the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection in the areas of fashion and craft. These works, all created since 1950, will be paired to highlight shared affinities that document the diverse trends, ideas, events and characters of our time.
Sep 7, 2013 8:15PM to Dec 7, 2013 8:15PM
The ASU Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center (CRC) in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts present "Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft," the first comprehensive museum exhibition to highlight their extensive craft holdings, including new international acquisitions in wood, ceramic and fiber.
Sep 12, 2013 to Dec 29, 2013
Before his rise to fame as a prominent American painter, Charles Burchfield was a design student in Cleveland who found his first commercial foothold designing wallpaper. "Charles E. Burchfield: By Design" includes many of these early designs side by side with some of his later drawings and paintings.
Sep 20, 2013 to Jan 5, 2014
"Remembering Ginen" is one in a series of exhibitions and events at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center this fall aimed at overcoming misconceptions about vodou and fostering an appreciation for the vibrancy of Haitian arts and culture.
Sep 21, 2013 to Feb 17, 2014
Sep 21, 2013 to Feb 22, 2014
This exhibition includes selections from the very first AJDC Design Project in 1996, to the most recent in 2013.
Sep 22, 2013 to Jan 19, 2014
The first exhibition of its kind, "Inventing the Modern World" brings together objects from around the world that were exhibited at the world’s fairs between The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in London in 1851 and the New York World’s Fair in 1939.
Sep 24, 2013 9:45PM to Mar 2, 2014 2:45AM
In recent years, the human figure has returned to center stage in the work of artists around the world. "Body & Soul: New International Ceramics" underscores the power of the figure to convey strong emotions, and also to the accessibility of the ceramic medium. Through clay, the figure becomes the catalyst for addressing the emotional impact of contemporary pressures.
Sep 25, 2013 to Jan 17, 2014
Kirkland Arts Center is proud to present the fifth installment of its biennial contemporary ceramics exhibition, Clay? V, juried by University of Washington, School of Art Professors Doug Jeck, Jamie Walker, and Akio Takamori. Clay? V explores the versatility of clay as a medium of artistic expression.
Sep 27, 2013 to Feb 2, 2014
“Wandering Forms” is an extensive survey of the works of Wendell Castle, one of the most influential furniture artists working in the United States.
Sep 28, 2013 6:30PM to Dec 15, 2013 6:30PM
"Shadow Circus" is an exhibition featuring the recent works of ceramist/mixed media artist Kirsten Stingle and encaustic painter Lorraine Glessner that brings to light the inner stories and dialogues we have with ourselves. Stingle, of Atlanta, and Glessner, of Philadelphia, use art as a means to depict struggle and transition.
Oct 4, 2013 7:45PM to Jan 12, 2014 1:45AM
Collectors Steven R. Cole and Martha G. Ware have made a generous gift of 79 baskets to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and have promised a gift of several more, making this one of the top public collections of this craft.
Oct 5, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Oct 7, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013
This exhibition of the work of members of the newly-formed Mosaic Society of Philadelphia demonstrates the stunning range and diversity of mosaic as a medium. Opening reception October 11, 6:00 p.m.
Oct 8, 2013 to May 17, 2014
Oct 8, 2013 (All day) to Apr 2, 2014 (All day)
The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) and the University of Georgia's Fabric Design Department have joined forces to organize, promote, and host a juried student exhibition of trends and creative works in fiber art.
Oct 9, 2013 11:00AM to Dec 29, 2013 5:00PM
This exhibition, which celebrates MAG’s centennial, includes both historical and contemporary works that explore how memory shapes both personal and cultural identities, and the ways in which museums function as “memory theatres.” The exhibition will include loans from public and private collections, as well as key objects from MAG’s own collection.
Oct 12, 2013 6:00PM to Feb 9, 2014 11:00PM
Since the mid-1950s, Massachusetts has experienced a growing interest in furniture made by individual studio artists. Much of this flowering reflects new directions in crafts taking place in America. Some forms that were derived from colonial and traditional prototypes continued to dominate the field, such as custom bench work thriving in the North Bennet Street School.
Oct 24, 2013 to Jan 11, 2014
"I Went to the Woods," an exhibition of fiber works by Laurie Jacobi and Mary Jane Miller
Oct 26, 2013 12:15PM to Sep 1, 2014 5:15PM
Among the earliest series of Dale Chihuly’s work are the little-known, legendary Irish Cylinders, created in 1975 at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, begun on St. Patrick’s Day and completed over Thanksgiving weekend. Minty and milky, the Irish Cylinders feature glass-drawing pick-up techniques by Kate Elliott, Seaver Leslie, and Flora C. Mace.
Oct 30, 2013 10:00AM to Dec 11, 2013 12:00AM
This ceramic sculpture course is for the unrealized/developing artist, homeowner, or designer looking to enhance indoor and outdoor spaces with ceramic art or installations, or those striving for sculptural expression through unique vessels and sculptures.
Nov 1, 2013 to Jan 11, 2014
"From Minimal to Bling" presents the work of a select group of American studio jewelers. The fourth iteration of the exhibition, this group of objects displays a range of conceptual, material, and technical approaches in the contemporary jewelry field.
Nov 1, 2013 to Jan 19, 2014
This exhibition at Visions Art Museum features 29 quilts by 22 artists from the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection, including eight quilts by Ruth McDowell. Several of the quilts have won awards at recent quilt shows and many of the newest quilts to the Collection will be exhibited for the first time.
Nov 1, 2013 5:00PM to Dec 14, 2013 12:00AM
The gallery at Santa Fe Clay will showcase a collection of small-scaled ceramic pieces from 20 invited artists from the Santa Fe Clay stable. An opening reception will be held November 1, 5 – 7 p.m."Small Treasures" is a collection of hand-picked artwork curated by Avra Leodas. These pieces are perfectly scaled and priced to suit your holiday gift giving.
Nov 1, 2013 5:00PM to Dec 14, 2013 12:00AM
The gallery at Santa Fe Clay presents father and son potters David and Matt Repsher. An opening reception will be held November 1, 5 – 7 p.m., and an artists’ talk with David and Matt is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. They recently spent time together creating a body of work in David’s home studio in Pennsylvania. All the artwork was then fired in their salt/wood kiln on-site.
Nov 7, 2013 to Jan 19, 2014
Repetition & Ritual: New Sculpture in Fiber features the work of fifteen contemporary American fiber artists that structure their practices around repetition. Focusing in on the sculptural potential of the medium, many of these artists use their material unconventionally or employ unexpected materials, like hair or metal, with traditional methods. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on November 7 from 6-8:30pm.
Nov 7, 2013 11:45AM to Jan 19, 2014 11:45AM
Curated by Sonya Young James, a fibers artist from Atlanta, "Repetition & Ritual: New Sculpture in Fiber" is a group fibers exhibition featuring works by 15 artists from New York, Georgia, Minnesota, Florida, and Pennsylvania.
Nov 9, 2013 12:15PM to Sep 1, 2014 5:15PM
With the closure of Ireland’s largest and world famous crystal factory at Kilbarry, Waterford, Irish glass history is at a turning point.
Nov 10, 2013 5:15PM to Feb 23, 2014 10:15PM
Warren MacKenzie's philosophy of making and decades of teaching have had a lasting impact on the development of American studio pottery – an influence extending to generations of students and collectors. Throughout his 60 years of making, he has explored the shape of things and the interplay of the intentional with the unexpected.
Nov 15, 2013 to Jan 26, 2014
Artists Kat Cole, Laritza Garcia, Tara Locklear and Chesley Williams explore the gulf between everyday objects and rarified art pieces. For "Detritus," the artists have crafted jewelry and headwear out of the raw material and refuse that defines their urban landscapes. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on November 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Nov 15, 2013 to Mar 1, 2014
The Morristown CraftMarket, one of the top juried fine art and craft shows in the nation and a not-for-profit event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Randolph, NJ, seeks artists to display and sell their work at this year’s show.
Nov 16, 2013 to Mar 23, 2014
"Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse" is comprised of over 60 works from every point in influential ceramicist Waylond Gregory's career.
Nov 16, 2013 to Jan 19, 2014
Organized by the Society for Contemporary Craft, “Transformation 8” provides a far-ranging survey of contemporary jewelry and metalwork.
Nov 16, 2013 to Dec 29, 2013
The annual Holiday Art Market (HART) at Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO is a premier holiday venue for fabulous fine art and craft made in Colorado. Visitors are immersed in a unique holiday marketplace featuring an array of handmade gifts for everyone on their holiday gift giving list.
Nov 21, 2013 to Jan 31, 2014
Drawing from North Carolina's robust tradition of pottery and ceramics, The Gregg Museum presents an overview of Siglinda Scarpa's lifetime of contributions to that tradition. Extremely delicate and airy porcelain sculptures will sit side-by-side with robust and practical cookwares that make cooking a kind of performance art itself.
Nov 21, 2013 to Feb 16, 2014
Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave exhibits her baroque, life-sized costumes out of paper.
Nov 22, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013
In light of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts' annual conference taking place in Milwaukee this March, HYART Gallery of Madison, Wisconsin is seeking submissions for a concurrent exhibtion, the “2014 Ceramic World Cup Tournament.” 32 artists will be selected to display three cups each at the HYART Gallery.
Nov 22, 2013 12:00AM to Dec 31, 2013 12:30AM
Celebrate the season and Lillstreet's 38th year of supporting and encouraging artists.
Nov 23, 2013 12:00AM to Feb 23, 2014 12:30AM
"All Things Considered VII," presented by the National Basketry Organization, is a biennial juried and invitational exhibition featuring more tha 40 works by dozens of artists.
Dec 1, 2013 to Feb 28, 2014
Artists are invited to apply to the 18th annual Art In The Pearl® Fine Arts & Crafts Festival 2014.
Dec 1, 2013 to Feb 28, 2014
Artists are invited to apply to the 18th annual Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival 2014.
Dec 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014
Dec 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014
Dec 2, 2013 10:00AM to Dec 8, 2013 12:00AM
This free arts and crafts show in Gatlinburg, Tennessee celebrates members of the Great Smoky arts and crafts community, along with artists from surrounding states. Enjoy pottery, photography, jewelry, candles, homemade candies, and more, from fine art to traditional mountain crafts.
Dec 6, 2013 10:00AM to Dec 8, 2013 8:00PM
The 37th annual juried fair of fine art and fine craft will feature ceramics, glass, wearable art, jewelry, sculpture, painting, and photography by more than 400 artists from across the United States. Hours: Dec. 6 – 7, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Dec. 8, noon – 5 p.m.
Dec 6, 2013 6:45PM to Dec 27, 2013 6:45PM
As director of Patina Gallery, Ivan Barnett attends to the myriad details of his gallery’s operation: He selects the artists, curates the objects, scours the sidewalk and serves coffee to his staff. First and foremost, though, he is an artist. "Abstraction" is Barnett’s sixth Patina exhibition and the latest in a career that spans more than four decades.
Dec 7, 2013 to Mar 14, 2014
A dose of irreverence and humor is necessary for anyone who has immersed themselves in a taxing and unsparing medium such as metalwork. In "Ha!, Metalsmiths at Play," The Metal Museum has brought together examples of this humor and playfulness in the works of both contemporary and historic metalsmiths.
Dec 7, 2013 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Now in its sixth year, JRA Day is a one-day exhibition and sale featuring member artists of the James Renwick Alliance.
Dec 7, 2013 12:30PM to Feb 2, 2014 12:30PM
This juried exhibition will present new work from the Guild’s members—metal artists working from Santa Cruz to Monterey. The art will range from delicate sculptural jewelry to large metal constructions.
Dec 8, 2013 11:00AM
The “Handmade East Bay” themed festival will celebrate East Bay artisans with a one-of-a-kind art, craft and design marketplace, a silent auction of fine art, and the Art Center’s famous ceramics and yarn sales. The festival also offers kids’ art activities, food and wine from the holiday cafe, and new this year, “karol-o-kee,” inviting guests to sing their favorite holiday songs.
Dec 14, 2013 10:00AM to Dec 22, 2013 8:00PM
Ten ceramic artists from the Asheville, NC area are featured in this holiday exhibit. Participating artists include Joey Sheehan, Erik Haagensen, Luba Sharapan, Trista Hudzik Reynolds, Jennifer Kinkaid, Andrew Stephenson, Bily Brown,Chris McGee, Laura Cooke, and Will Dickert. A large selection of styles and firing methods are represented.
Jan 18, 2014 10:00AM to Jan 19, 2014 1:00PM
World-renowned fiber artist Sonya Clark will offer attendees an in-depth examination of her process and a chance to participate in the creation of a piece.
Jan 30, 2014 to Apr 27, 2014
"Crafting a Continuum" comprises works by both emerging and established artists, illustrating prominent trajectories in craft over the last fifty years.
Feb 2, 2014 10:00AM to Mar 23, 2014 5:00PM
"In Touch with the Spirit" features selections from the Southern University at New Orleans Collection of African Art alongside works by contemporary African American artists, including David MacDonald, Bing Davis, Carolyn Crump, and Carolyn Mazloomi.
Feb 8, 2014 to May 10, 2014
"The In Crowd" features works in a variety of styles and mediums from Grovewood Gallery's studio artists.
Feb 22, 2014 to May 18, 2014
"From The Village to Vogue" features the work of Art Smith, one of the leading surrealist jewelers of the 20th century.
Mar 7, 2014 10:00AM to Mar 9, 2014 5:00PM
Mar 8, 2014 to Apr 5, 2014
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass will highlight new works in glass from George Bucquet, Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli, Stan O’Neil, Mike Wallace, and Joshua Wojick.
Mar 14, 2014 10:00AM to Mar 16, 2014 5:00PM
Mar 28, 2014 to Mar 30, 2014
Apr 4, 2014 to Apr 27, 2014
The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, a professional jewelry school located in downtown San Francisco, is pleased to host their 2014 Masters Symposium.
Apr 12, 2014 to Jun 15, 2014
Testing the boundaries of the medium and opening up its future possibilities, “Salvage and Selvage” will be anything but an ordinary quilting show.
Apr 25, 2014 9:00AM to Apr 26, 2014 5:00PM
The 2-day Functional Ceramics Workshop will present demonstrations by North Carolina potters Suze Lindsay and Daniel Johnston, and Georgia artist Jeff Campana. Lindsay will focus on using thrown and handbuilt elements, along with altering and stacking, to create functional pottery.
Apr 30, 2014 to May 3, 2014
EuroSynergy is the largest gathering of Polymer Clay artists in the world. Organized by the International Polymer Clay Association, EuroSynergy offers artists a chance to sell their works, network, and attend workshops on the technical and theoretical concerns of their medium. Preregistration is required, visit synergyconference.net for more information.
May 2, 2014 to May 4, 2014
This year’s Morven in May jurors – James C. Steward, Director, Princeton University Art Museum; David Rago, Founding Partner, Rago Arts; and Veronica C. Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art (U. of Texas) – will choose 25 craft artists from a pool of applicants for this third annual show and sale. They will select a waiting list from remaining applicants.
May 3, 2014 10:00AM to May 4, 2014 1:00PM
This workshop with artist Michael Janis offers a chance to examine his process in detail and explore a glass workshop in-depth.
May 11, 2014 to Jul 27, 2014
May 17, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015
René Lalique (French, 1860 ─ 1945) was a successful jeweller who gradually introduced glass into his designs until it became his primary medium. A seminal influence on the Art Nouveau and Deco movements in France, the mass production of his designs made them available to a wider array of people all around the world.
May 26, 2014 9:00AM to Jun 8, 2014 5:00PM
The Quilt Surface Design Symposium offers a variety of 2- and 5-day sessions in fiber art techniques. Class topics include Added Dimensions in Felt, Joomchi, and Encaustic Techniques for Fiber Artists. Working with some of today's best textile artists and teachers, participants will exchange ideas, gain new perspectives and stretch their creative boundaries.
May 31, 2014 10:00AM to Jun 1, 2014 1:00PM
Participants will witness a demonstration of porcelain artist Akio Takamori's underglazing process and a slide lecture on his practice and career.
Jun 7, 2014 9:00AM to Jun 8, 2014 4:00PM
Discover the magic of transforming raw material into tesserae, the building blocks of mosaic, with award-winning Pittsburgh mosaic artist, Rachel Sager.
Jul 14, 2014 to Jul 19, 2014
The Handweaver's Guild of America invites you to Convergence 2014.
Jul 18, 2014 12:00PM to Jul 20, 2014 5:00PM
Guilford Art Center's Craft Expo is one of the oldest and finest outdoor craft shows in the northeast. Open to crafts made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, by an individual and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices. Works must be handmade in the USA or Canada, be of high quality, well-designed, and convey artistic originality and vision.
Aug 13, 2014 to Aug 16, 2014
The Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of America is pleased to host its 2014 conference at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, Delaware.
Sep 10, 2014 8:00AM to Sep 14, 2014 12:00AM
Sep 13, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015
The Textile Society of America (TSA) is pleased to announce its first ever juried exhibition, “New Directions,” in conjunction with their 2014 biennial symposium of the same name.