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Nov 17, 2012 6:00PM to Jun 22, 2013 7:00PM
The Craft in America Study Center in Los Angeles is featuring a three-part series of exhibitions focusing on the intersection of contemporary craft and food, “Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft.” These shows explore work by innovators who are redefining craft and the new role that it serves in our increasingly food-centric culture.
Jan 19, 2013 7:15PM to Oct 19, 2013 1:15AM
"Northwest Artists Collect" offers a glimpse into the world of seven Pacific Northwest glass artists through their personal collections and the role that collecting plays in inspiring and influencing artists. Items for the exhibitionss, were chosen out of the artists’ personal collections to be displayed alongside an original work.
Jan 21, 2013 4:45PM to Jun 14, 2013 10:45PM
Raphael Prize/Ceramics; $5,000 prize, catalogue, show, video; jurors: Joshua Green, Jae Won Lee; deadline 6/14/13. Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. Entry form: www.contemporarycraft.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan 21, 2013 4:45PM to Jun 14, 2013 10:45PM
Call for Entries: $5,000 Raphael Prize for Excellence in Contemporary Craft; catalogue, video; 2013 show features works in ceramics; jurors: Joshua Green and Jae Won Lee; 25 finalists will be invited to create a piece based on the theme of “Transformation” for an exhibition on view 4/11/14 – 8/23/14.
Jan 26, 2013 10:00AM to Jan 26, 2014 7:00PM
Selections from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
Feb 1, 2013 1:00PM to Jun 15, 2013 7:00PM
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery is pleased to announce the 17th Annual "No Dead Artists National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art." The exhibition will take place September 3–28, 2013 with an open call for artists’ submissions through June 15.
Mar 2, 2013 to Aug 11, 2013
An Errant Line represents a mutual engagement with cloth that artists Ann Hamilton and Cynthia Schira have had over several decades. As the artists delved into the Spencer Museum's extensive collections, they considered how unique access to these pieces might become material for their own work.
Mar 19, 2013 10:30AM to Jul 7, 2013 4:30PM
This exhibition explores some of the most cutting-edge conceptual and technical trends in woodworking today.
Mar 21, 2013 to Jul 1, 2013
The Fort Collins Lincoln Center in Colorado is seeking entries of unique wearable art garments and accessories for the 16th ArtWear Fashion Week and Sales Gallery. At least one piece from each accepted artist will be worn during the live Fashion Show and all garments and accessories will be for sale in the Sales Gallery.
Apr 2, 2013 12:15PM to Sep 12, 2013 5:15PM
The 19th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.
Apr 6, 2013 to May 31, 2013
CURRENTS: "A ‘Womanhouse’ or a Roaming House? 'A Room of One’s Own' Today" is a juried exhibition open to all women artists. It is curated by Mira Schor, artist and writer.
Entry deadline: Extended to May 31
Submission fee: $40 for three images or a video submission; additional images are $5 each
Apr 7, 2013 to May 9, 2014
Entry deadline Nov. 18, 2013. Complex Weavers announces its biennial international juried exhibition featuring works employing complex weave structures interlacing threads and fibers in ways beyond plain weave. Complex weaving is defined by the cloth produced and the mind it took to create it, not by the equipment used.
Apr 17, 2013 9:00AM to Jun 12, 2013 6:00PM
The Jewelry Technician Intensive program combines the 11 JT Classes into one full-time 8-week course. The two-month Jewelry Technician Intensive (JTI) Program, led by Alan Revere, is an effective way to build the skills and confidence to succeed as a bench jeweler.
Apr 20, 2013 4:30PM to May 25, 2013 10:30PM
Two artists reflect on nature.
Apr 20, 2013 7:45PM to Jan 5, 2014 1:45AM
Maps were once far more than merely ways to find a route.
May 5, 2013 6:00PM to May 26, 2013 6:00PM
"Water Garden" is a collection of new works featuring depictions of southern birds, flowers, plants, and other creatures found in and around the water’s edge. Emily Wilson is nationally known for her colorful wall sculptures of wooden birds, flora, and aquatic creatures supported on graceful welded rod armatures.
May 8, 2013 to Jun 7, 2013
Artists & Friends of A.I.R. Gallery:
We invite you to participate in our yearly benefit postcard show:
Wish You Were Here 12: June 27 - July 21, 2013
Reception: Thursday, June 27th, 6 - 8:30 pm
DUMBO 1st Thursday: July 11th, 6 - 9 pm
May 11, 2013 12:00PM to Sep 1, 2013 5:00PM
Jewish ceremonial spice boxes and other items, historic and modern.
May 12, 2013 4:45PM to Oct 27, 2013 10:45PM
California artist Velda Newman uses vivid colors and close detail to give the shells, flowers, fruit and other subject matter in her quilts a three-dimensional quality. One of Newman’s works, Hydrangea, was recognized as one of the top 100 quilts of the 20th century. Many of the works in this exhibition are on loan from the artist’s private collection.
May 15, 2013 10:30PM to Jun 15, 2013 3:30AM
Dave and Roberta Williamson (b. 1949) are jewelers who live in Berea, Ohio. The Williamsons create jewelry that combines ephemera and found objects, some of which has been passed down in their families, and others found at the many flea markets and antique shows they frequent.
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 8:15PM to Aug 18, 2013 1:15AM
The Yale University Art Gallery presents works from one of the nation’s finest collections of wood art in the exhibition "Conversations with Wood: Selections from the Waterbury Collection." The exhibition features more than 70 objects from the 500 works in the collection of Minneapolis collectors Ruth and David Waterbury.
May 26, 2013 10:00AM to Aug 11, 2013 5:00PM
Works by 50 artists reflect the growth of fiber as an art medium.
May 26, 2013 10:45PM to Sep 28, 2013 3:45AM
Four Alaska Native artists draw on craft traditions in their explorations of identity, heritage, and perceptions.
May 30, 2013 to Jul 23, 2013
Wood-fired ceramics by one of North Carolina's most renowned and influential studio potters. Hewitt honors tradition using local materials, and achieves masterful surface effects with the introduction of salt and glass.
Book signing of Hewitt's book "The Potter's Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery," Thursday, May 30, 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Jun 1, 2013 10:45AM to Sep 2, 2013 3:45PM
Needlework and painted textiles from the 18th and 19th centuries give insight into the lives of the young women who created them.
Jun 1, 2013 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Clay Art Center's Spring Fest and Third Annual Super Seconds Sale will be held at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, on Saturday, June 1st from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Food, music and family-friendly activities, including CAC’s first ever Clay Olympics, will be available to everyone.
Jun 1, 2013 9:30PM to Sep 7, 2013 2:30AM
"Small Expressions" is an annual international juried exhibition that features high quality, contemporary fiber art. The artworks showcase various techniques such as interlacing, felting, paper, beading, and embellishing done on a small scale. The exhibition is sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA).
Jun 6, 2013 12:30PM to Oct 26, 2013 5:30PM
Liz Whitney Quisgard's embroideries range from structured to free-form.
Jun 6, 2013 9:00PM to Jun 9, 2013 2:00AM
An extravaganza of learning, seeing and fun for fiber and textile artists and fans.
Jun 7, 2013 to Jun 9, 2013
Biannual free open studio tour in the mountains of Western North Carolina. More than 100 artists, craftspeople, and galleries open their studios to visitors for an entire weekend of awe-inspiring art and craft in Mitchell and Yancey Counties.
Jun 9, 2013 8:15PM to Sep 22, 2013 2:15AM
This exhibition will feature approximately 40 new artworks, including more than 20 new Soundsuits. In the exhibition, visitors will see a passageway constructed of thousands of buttons; large-scale, sculptural objects made out of found objects; more than 20 new Soundsuits; and new short films.
Jun 10, 2013 to Jun 16, 2013
GlassBoston conference takes place from June 13 to June 16, 2013, preceded by workshops June 10-12. The conference features demonstrations, lectures, and tours, as well as a non-juried glass show and sale that will be open to the public.
Conference highlights include:
Jun 19, 2013 to Aug 2, 2013
Dorothy McGuinness will have a solo show, "Baskets: More Than Function," at the Phinney Center Gallery in Seattle June 19 – August 2, 2013. Opening reception will be Friday, June 21 from 7-9 p.m. Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., (206) 783-2244.
Jun 20, 2013 8:45PM to Jun 22, 2013 1:45AM
This biennial conference is too valuable (and fun) to miss. Gather with artists and designers from around the globe at Portland State University, Bullseye Gallery, and the Bullseye factory in Portland, Oregon to network, compare notes, and expand your horizons. Pre- and post-conference workshops are filling quickly. Register now – space is limited!
Jun 22, 2013 10:00AM to Jun 23, 2013 5:00PM
The Danville Fine Arts Faire celebrates the beginning of summer and its 22nd anniversary on June 22 & 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 200 artisans from around the country and the Bay Area display their work during this two-day event.
Jun 22, 2013 3:30PM to Aug 4, 2013 9:30PM
Functional and sculptural work.
Jun 30, 2013 4:30PM to Sep 29, 2013 10:30PM
Origami is a sophisticated art form that also inspires innovative concepts in math and design and inventions in engineering, architecture, and technology. "Folding Paper" features approximately 140 works by more than 50 international artists. This is the first major exhibition to explore the rich tradition of paper folding, both in Japan and Europe.
Jul 1, 2013 12:45PM to 5:45PM
The Fort Collins Lincoln Center is now accepting entries for unique wearable art garments and accessories, for the 16th ArtWear Fashion Week and Sales Gallery. At least one garment from each accepted artist will be worn in the live Fashion Show and all garments must be available for sale in the Sales Gallery. The event takes place the week of September 20 – 28, 2013.
Jul 4, 2013 4:00PM to Jul 7, 2013 1:00PM
Join blacksmiths from around the world for Forge 300, an international blacksmithing event held in the reconstructed 18th century French Fortress of Louisbourg, located on the stunning island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Jul 13, 2013 2:30PM to Jul 28, 2013 7:30PM
Create your own jewelry in copper or brass; create a mini embellished art quilt or fabric collage; craft a cornhusk doll; learn the art of printmaking; make a beaded vessel; make handmade, recycled paper; learn the art of fabric dyeing; weave a basket, tattoo your hands with henna; explore the ancient art of bonsai; hone your skills as a photographer; learn to knit socks, or make a cutting boar
Jul 14, 2013 8:30AM to Jul 26, 2013 5:00PM
Quilting by the Lake (QBL) began in 1981 as a four-day quilting conference in Cazenovia, NY, and has grown into a two-week, nationally and internationally recognized quilting event, nicknamed QBL. Located on the SUNY campus in Morrisville, NY since 1990, QBL made the move to its current location, Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, in 2009.
Jul 18, 2013 11:15AM to Jul 21, 2013 4:15PM
In celebration of its 56th year, the Guilford Art Center’s annual Craft Expo returns to the scenic and historic Guilford Green with an array of handmade crafts by American artists. Craft Expo 2013 brings more than 175 nationally-recognized craft artists to Guilford, whose exquisite quality works help rank this event as one of the top craft shows in New England and the country.
Jul 18, 2013 12:00PM to Jul 21, 2013 5:00PM
The 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.
Jul 22, 2013 4:00PM to Jul 26, 2013 9:00PM
This week long master class intensive with world-renowned jewelry artist Thomas Gentille will take you on a journey of investigative making. The focus of your time will be spent considering how to process and develop ideas and elements. The goal is to transcend a raw material into something completely new and exciting.
Jul 25, 2013 10:00AM to Jul 28, 2013 6:00PM
California’s original bead and design event, the Pasadena Bead and Design Show will be at the Hilton Pasadena July 25 – 28, presenting a unique opportunity for attendees to visit 300 artisan booths, galleries, and merchant displays, in one location.
Jul 26, 2013 9:00AM to Jul 28, 2013 4:00PM
Maine Quilts, 36th Annual Show and Conference presented by Pine Tree Quilters Guild, July 26-28,2013 at the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr., Augusta, Maine. Air-conditioned; convenient, free parking
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Aug 2, 2013 to Aug 5, 2013
Original designs and work from hundreds of artists and craftsmen from across the nation. Something for every style, taste and budget – traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical, and decorative to fun and funky. All indoors in cool AC. Admission is good all three days. For details, please visit the website.
Aug 4, 2013 6:00PM to Sep 29, 2013 6:00PM
Shannon Landis Hansen’s current work “BA- ROKE” incorporates ceramic figures, mosaic tiles, plates, cups, and saucers that have been hit with a hammer and are then reassembled into functional and non-functional sculpture.
Aug 9, 2013 to Aug 10, 2013
The Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction is a gala weekend in the North Carolina Mountains featuring the sale of more than 240 works in books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, letterpress, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles, and wood.
Aug 24, 2013 10:00AM to Aug 25, 2013 6:00PM
The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts is celebrating their 32nd annual event on University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto. This festival highlights the work of more than 300 talented artisans, from paintings to photography, ceramics and jewelry to unique sculptures, and much more.
Aug 24, 2013 11:00AM to 7:00PM
The 5th Annual Taste of the Arts Festival is a celebration of cultural inspiration designed to promote a wide variety of artists, regional arts organizations and local restaurants. The festival includes multiple stages for performances, hands-on activity booths provided by arts organizations and a variety of food vendors.
Aug 24, 2013 11:00AM to 7:00PM
The 5th Annual Taste of the Arts Festival is a celebration of cultural inspiration designed to promote our wide variety of national artists, regional arts organizations and local restaurants. The festival includes multiple stages for performances, hands-on activity booths and a variety of food vendors. This one-day festival drew over 20,000 people to the heart of Fort Wayne in 2012.
Aug 24, 2013 11:00AM to 7:00PM
The 5th Annual Taste of the Arts Festival is a celebration of cultural inspiration designed to promote a wide variety of artists, regional arts organizations and local restaurants. The festival includes multiple stages for performances, hands-on activity booths provided by arts organizations, and a variety of food vendors.
Sep 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014
The Short-Term Residency (any time between September 1 - May 31) is ideal for the ceramic artist who is working to complete a special project requiring one to eight weeks' time. Accepted short-term residents are provided with studio space and 24 hour access to the studio. Housing is available for $450.00 per month or a prorated basis congruent with the scheduled residency.
Sep 1, 2013 to Aug 15, 2014
The Long-Term Residency (September 1 - July 31) is ideal for committed individuals in transition from post baccalaureate studies to graduate school, as well as those pursuing the development of professional artistic careers. Self-directed ceramic artists searching for the time, space and resources needed to explore new ideas and create new work will enjoy the rural mountainous setting.
Sep 4, 2013 10:00AM to Sep 28, 2013 5:00PM
The Fort Worth Weavers Guild will host its biennial hand-woven textile exhibition, “In The Eye of the Beholder: Inspiration in Fiber,” September 4 through September 28, 2013, at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX. FWCAC hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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 8, 2013 to May 17, 2014
Open to emerging and professional artists, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology’s Residency Program offers participants up to 3 ½ months to delve deeply into their work. The Center also offers the 2-week long Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency to provide artists with little or no printmaking experience the opportunity to explore a new creative medium with guidance from a master printer.
Oct 11, 2013 10:00AM to Oct 13, 2013 5:00PM
Original designs and work from hundreds of artists and craftsmen from across the nation. Something for every style, taste and budget – traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical, and decorative to fun and funky. For details, please visit the website. Admission is donations of non-perishable foods to benefit the local food bank.
Oct 12, 2013 10:00AM to Oct 13, 2013 5:00PM
Highly anticipated invitational show features 30 ceramic artists for an annual sale: This year’s Spruce Pine Potters Market Invitational artists include Ron Slagle, Linda McFarling, Terry Gess, Tzadi Turrou, John Britt, Becky Gray, and Barking Spider Pottery, among others.
Oct 13, 2013 12:00PM to 5:00PM
The public is invited to celebrate the Memorial Art Gallery's 100th birthday with family-friendly activities including hands-on art activities, storytelling, guided tours, music and dance performances, and more. $5 suggested donation.
Offered in conjunction with the MAG Centennial.
Oct 18, 2013 10:00AM to Oct 20, 2013 5:00PM
Original designs and work from hundreds of artists and craftsmen from across the nation. Something for every style, taste and budget – traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical, and decorative to fun and funky. Admission is good all three days and parking is free. For info call 336-282-5550.
Oct 19, 2013
The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival combines the best of several worlds: dozens of award-winning beer tastings from regional and national artisanal breweries as well as music of every variety on our two stages. Shop for arts and crafts and specialty food items in The Shops Village.
Oct 26, 2013 10:00AM to Oct 27, 2013 5:00PM
Celebrate the 22nd annual Danville Fall Crafts Festival on tree-lined Hartz Avenue in beautiful downtown Danville. Come out and enjoy 200 artists as they show off their talents. There will be everything from photography and jewelry to ceramics and woodworking, painting and glass work to mixed media and leather crafts.
Nov 1, 2013 to Nov 3, 2013
This premier showcase of American contemporary craft is nationally recognized for presenting masterful work, designed and made in artists' studios. This is your chance to view and purchase the latest works by nearly 200 of the nation’s top contemporary craft artists. Come meet the people who create the art and hear their stories of inspiration.
Nov 1, 2013 10:00AM to Nov 3, 2013 5:00PM
Original designs and work from hundreds of artists and craftsmen from across the nation. Something for every style, taste and budget – traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical, and decorative to fun and funky. This award-winning show is ranked the #1 art and craft show in Virginia and is consistently named in the top 5 of the "100 Best" by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
Nov 8, 2013 10:00AM to Nov 10, 2013 5:00PM
Original designs and work from hundreds of artists and craftsmen from across the nation. Something for every style, taste and budget – traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical, and decorative to fun and funky. Ranked a Top 5 art and craft Show in South Carolina, it was voted in the Top 50 of the "100 Best" shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
Nov 29, 2013 to Dec 1, 2013
Original designs and work from hundreds of artists and craftsmen from across the nation. Something for every style, taste and budget – traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical, and decorative to fun and funky. For details, please visit the website. Gilmore Shows is continually looking for new exhibitors with unique and unusual work.
Dec 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014
The DO GOOD-MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency (anytime between December 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014) is an underwritten residency intended to support ceramic artists who wish to develop a body of work with a socially-conscious spirit and a strong sense of community engagement.
Mar 28, 2014 to Mar 30, 2014
Chantilly's original and favorite art and craft show features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftsmen from across the nation, offering something for every taste and budget. Thousands of choices from traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical, and decorative to fun and funky.
May 11, 2014 to Jul 27, 2014
FAVA's 16th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts. Juror: Tina Cassara, Professor and Chair, Fiber and Material Studies, Cleveland Institute of Art
Entry deadline: 12/06/2013
Exhibition dates: 5/11/2014-7/27/2014
Sep 10, 2014 8:00AM to Sep 14, 2014 12:00AM
CALL FOR PAPERS
New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future
Textile Society of America’s 14th Biennial Symposium
Los Angeles, California, September 10-14, 2014