Monday, September 15, 2008

Craft Boston & Craft Boston Holiday

Deadline: September 29, 2008 (ONLINE) & (RECEIVE)

Craft Boston

March 27-29, 2009

Craft Boston Holiday
November 13-15, 2009

CRAFTBOSTON and CRAFTBOSTON Holiday are the premiere shows in New England for contemporary art, craft & design. CRAFTBOSTON features 200 artists and CRAFTBOSTON Holiday features 110 artists. Both shows showcase one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood.

Additionally, CRAFTBOSTON in March features work by emerging artists from leading schools and universities, an artist mentor program, a craft book seller, an educational lecture series, tours for guests who are blind and visually impaired and
other special interest groups, and informational booths promoting non-profit craft organizations.

CRAFTBOSTON 2009 jurors:
• Lisa Englander- Store Manager & Buyer, Racine Art
Museum, Racine, WI; Independent Curator
• Mark Del Guidice- Furniture Maker; Trustee, Fuller Craft
Museum; SAC Artist Award recipient
• Tommie Rush- Glass Artist; Trustee, Penland School of
Crafts; Trustee, American Craft Council; Trustee, Glass Arts

Before applying, please make sure your work meets the following criteria:

1. All work must fit within an acceptable media category.
Acceptable media categories include baskets; ceramics; fiber decorative; fiber wearable; furniture; glass; jewelry; leather; mixed media; paper; and wood. Categories not included: calligraphy, painting, photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category.
2. All work must be original and made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools. CRAFTBOSTON encourages one-of-a-kind and limited-edition work.
3. No commercial reproductions of any kind are allowed.
4. Artists accepted for participation must be in attendance at their booth during the entire show. No agents, dealers, or representatives may attend in place of the artist.
5. Collaborating artists are permitted, however, any representation other than a true, hands-on artistic collaboration is not permitted.
6. Artists may only show work in categories selected by the jury. All work exhibited must be of the same body, quality, and category of work that was juried through slides.

Online Application Fee: $50 to apply to both 2009 shows
$40 to apply to only one 2009 show
Paper Application Fee: $80 to apply to both 2009 shows
$70 to apply to only one 2009 show

It is recommended that all applicants apply through, however, a paper application is available for those who have trouble with the online application process.

Click Here for a printable application

Visit website for complete details:

The Society of Arts and
175 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116