Saturday, April 11, 2009


Deadline: April 27, 2009 (RECEIVE)


The American Craft Council
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA
August 14-16, 2009

The American Craft Council is now accepting AltCraft applications for our show in San Francisco! Show dates are August 14-16. Sixteen makers will be juried into this bustling section, which celebrates the innovative handmade movement. This is an opportunity for talented artists and indie designers to gain national exposure at a well-established show.

Located at Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge, this show features 250 artists and serves a well-established audience of over 10,000 Bay Area
craft enthusiasts.

The average booth is valued at $1,000 but as part of the Council’s commitment to indie crafters, the cost of participation is just $350, which includes a 10-ft skirted table, electricity and lighting trusses in a shared loft space. Plus, there’s no application fee!

Applicants are eligible only if they have NOT shown in an American Craft Council show previously. Embellished commercially-bought objects (e.g., tee shirts, note cards, etc.) are not eligible.

The deadline is Monday, April 27.

Please submit:
 (3) low-resolution images of your work
 A brief description of your work (materials, dimensions, techniques)
 Your contact information (mailing and email addresses)

Send submissions and inquiries to Erika at

Visit website for additional details:

Finalists will be announced in May.

The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit public educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. The mission of the Council is to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. Programs include the bimonthly magazine American Craft, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, a leadership conference, the Aileen Osborn Webb Awards honoring excellence,
workshops, seminars, and a research library.