Thursday, August 22, 2013

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

April 1, 2014
April 13, 2014 (Late Registration)

The application process for the 2014 Show will open December 1, 2013

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
November 6 to 9, 2014

The 38th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 6 to 9, 2014, with a Preview Party on November 5. The jury will accept 195 craft artists.

The show serves as the Museum's largest yearly fundraising event and is devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of craft art.


The show uses Juried Art Services ( for electronic applications. To contact them directly: or 561-832-0480. The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically by April 1, 2014, is $50.00, payable online* at the time you fill out the application.

The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically between April 2, 2013, and April 13, 2014, at 11:59 PST is $75, payable online at the time you fill out the application.


The Show is open to all craft artists who are residents of and working in the United States. All work, whether one-of-a-kind pieces or limited editions, should be well conceived and expertly executed without technical faults; works should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, showing imagination and the mark of the craft artist's individuality.


Basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (includes all media), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, handmade paper, wearables and wood.


To encourage the participation of craft artists who are beginning their careers, an Emerging Artist category is available. If you choose to apply as an Emerging Artist, you must do so exclusively. Those who are accepted will have two booth options: to share a booth with one other emerging artist or pay the special fee of $1,000 for a 10'x10' booth space.



In addition to the Best of Show award ($1,500), there are eight (8) cash awards ($1,000 each) for excellence selected and sponsored by foundations, individuals and arts organizations. These awards are presented at the Preview Party.

Award recipients are automatically accepted to the following Show year. Award recipients must submit an application and processing fee to participate in this program.


Email notification will be sent no later than June 1, 2014. The top 195 craft artists will be accepted. There is no quota system for each category, however, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show reserves the right to create balance for the show. At the same time, 40 craft artists will be placed on a Standby Status list and Show positions will be offered as they become available.

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All correspondence and inquiries should be addressed to:
Tel: 215.684.7930

PMA - Craft Show
Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101