Sunday, May 27, 2012

Smithsonian Craft Show

Deadlines: September 14, 2012 (ONLINE)

31st Annual Smithsonian Craft Show
National Building Museum

Washington DC
April 24 - 28, 2013

The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts. Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120 artists from a large pool of applicants. Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. No one is grandfathered into the show or given preference. Craft artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work.

The show is produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee to benefit the Smithsonian Institution's education, outreach, and research programs. The Show does not charge sales commissions.

FEE: $50.00

ELIGIBILITY: (truncated)
All work submitted to the Smithsonian Craft Show must be created and made in the United States. Only U.S. residents who make their work in the U.S. are eligible to compete.

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. Artists who incorporate repurposed materials are encouraged to specify this in their statements.

The Smithsonian Craft Show is looking for one-of-a-kind and limited edition objects that have been conceived and perfected by the artist's own hands and created in the artist’s studio. The committee and jury rely on the honor of the applicants to submit work in which CAD/CAM and other industrial techniques are simply tools, and have not become the driving force in the creative process.

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

Cash awards for Gold, Silver and Bronze levels of distinction, Excellence in select categories as well as Exhibitors' Choice Awards.

Download Application Information:

Visit the Smithsonian Craft Show Juried Services webpage to enter & for more details:

View Show Announcement:

Craft Show Website:

Address all correspondence and inquiries to:
Smithsonian Craft Show
MRC 037 PO Box 37012
SIB Room T472
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-5006 or 888-832-9554