Saturday, February 09, 2008

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Deadline: March 15, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA
November 13 -16, 2008

This premier show and sale of contemporary craft, includes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States, selected from 1,380 applicants. For the first time, artists from Israel will be featured. All work is for sale.

The 32nd annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is organized and coordinated by Chair, Eve Walker, and Nancy C. O'Meara, Show Manager.

Application Deadline And Fees

Two ways to apply:

Online -- The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically is $40.00, payable online or by mailing a check payable to PMA Craft Show. Go to:

Mail -- The deadline for paper applications with slides is an March 15, 2008 postmark. The non-refundable processing fee for a paper application with slides is $90.00. (The additional $50 is to pay for scanning and data entry.)

Each entrant must submit five (5) images for consideration by the jury. Images must be of current work and representative of work entrant plans to exhibit at the show. Do not submit a booth display image. Only one submission per media will be accepted.

Emerging Artists
To encourage the participation of craft artists who are beginning their careers, an Emerging Artist category is now available. This option is open only to those who have been practicing their craft for six (6) years or less and are applying to the PMA Craft Show for the first time. The application procedure and fees are the same as above. However, those who check the emerging artist category will be juried separately from the other applicants. If you choose to apply as an emerging artist, you must do so exclusively. Those who are accepted will have the option to share a booth with one or two other emerging artists, thereby reducing their booth expenses.

The Show is open to all craft artists who are residents of and working in the United States. All work, whether one of a kind pieces or limited editions, should be well conceived and expertly executed without technical faults; works should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, showing imagination and the mark of the craft artist's individuality. The categories are basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (includes all media), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, handmade paper, wearables and wood.

In addition to the Best of Show award, there are eight (8) cash awards for excellence selected and sponsored by foundations and corporations. These awards are presented at the preview party.


Elisabeth Agro
Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Decorative Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA

William Hunter
Long Beach, CA

Elizabeth Shypertt
Co-owner Velvet da Vinci Gallery
San Francisco, CA

Franklin Silverstone
Chairman and CEO of Collectify and the Charles Bronfman Curator
New York, NY

David Willard
Executive Director, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gatlinburg, TN

Booth Space Fee
10'x 10' standard $1,000
10' x 10' corner $1,400
10' x 15' standard $1,500
10' x 15' corner $1,800

Requests considered on a first come, first served basis.
Booth fee does not include electrical service.

Craft artists juried separately must pay a full booth fee even if they choose to share a booth with another craft artist.

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Contact Info
Telephone: 215-684-7930