Saturday, August 24, 2013


Deadline: September 12, 2013 (ONLINE)

CRAFTBOSTON Spring& Holiday Show 2014
The Society of Arts and Crafts

The Boston Center for the Arts (Spring)
April 4-6, 2014
The Hynes Convention Center (Holiday)
December 5-7, 2014

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, Craftboston is New England’s twice-annual, premiere juried exhibition and sale of contemporary craft. Craftboston Spring and Holiday are well-established shows that draw impressive application pools and attendance. Artists are welcome to apply to one or both 2014 shows.

April 4-6, 2014

Craftboston Spring is a selective display of 90 artists housed in The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts.

December 5-7, 2014

A competitive show comprised of 200 exhibitors, Craftboston Holiday is a presented at the Hynes Convention Center.

There is only one application and one deadline to apply to both Craftboston Spring and Craftboston Holiday. Artists are prompted to select one or both shows as they complete their application.

Artists are asked to please submit a total of five (5) digital images that best represent their work. Work will be juried based on originality, execution of design, technique and craftsmanship, creative use of materials, and aesthetic qualities.

Craftboston strongly encourages both established and emerging artists to apply. Artists who are new to Craftboston will receive special signage and recognition in the program guide and on the show website.

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, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. 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.
  2. Artists are accepted for participation must be in attendance at their booth during the entire show.
  3. Collaborating artists are permitted, however, any representation other than a true, hands on artistic collaboration is not permitted.
  4. 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 digital images.

Application Fee: There is a flat fee of $40 to apply to one or both shows. All application fees are non-refundable.

Craftboston 2014 jurors:
• Ellen Wieske, Assistant Director, Haystack School of Crafts
• Kari Lonning, Basket Artist, Show award winner, Craftboston 2008
• George Summers, Retail Gallery Manager, The Society of Arts and Crafts

Download Craftboston 2014 Prospectus:

Apply Online

Visit website:

If you have any questions regarding applying to the 2014 shows, please contact:

Alyce Delbridge
Programs Associate
617-266-1810 ext. 17