Wednesday, July 23, 2008

2009 Smithsonian Craft Show

Two Deadlines:
Online - September 29, 2008 (Online)
Mailed - September 15, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Smithsonian Craft Show 2009

National Building Museum
Washington, DC
April 23-26, 2009

All work submitted to the Smithsonian Craft Show must be created and made in the United States. The Smithsonian Craft Show encourages artists to continue to grow and stretch the limits of their media and is committed to presenting the most thoughtful, original, and skilled American craft objects. While the Smithsonian Craft Show is primarily looking for one-of-a-kind objects and limited production work that has been conceived and perfected by the artist's own hands and created in the artist’s studio, we accept the use of CAD/CAM and other industrial techniques and subcontracting in conjunction with hand processes. The committee and jury rely on the honor of the applicants to submit work in which these processes are simply tools, and have not become the driving force in the creative process.

Only U.S. residents who make their work in the U.S. are eligible to compete.

Acceptable media categories: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.

Fees: Online $50.00/Mailed $75.00


Address all correspondence and inquiries to:
Smithsonian Craft Show
PO Box 37012
SI,Room 436, MRC 037
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-5006 or 888-832-9554
Web site:

The Smithsonian Craft Show complies with the American Disabilities Act to enable all craft artists to participate fully in the Craft Show.