Monday, February 03, 2014

2014 Washington Craft Show

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

April 1, 2014 [early]
April 15, 2015 [late]

2014 Washington Craft Show

sponsored by Crafts America
Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
October 31, 2014 to November 2, 2014

The 27th annual WASHINGTON CRAFT SHOW is a multi-media crafts exhibition and sale focusing on contemporary American craft. This prestigious show features 195 artists who are jury selected from all over the United States. This is an excellent opportunity for artists who work in the field of fine craft to present their work to a sophisticated multi-national marketplace at a national highly rated show with a strong established audience base.


Crafts artists who exhibit in Crafts America shows must be residents of and working in the United States. All work must be original and made by the artist, or with assistance under the artist's supervision. Work should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools. Crafts America encourages you to exhibit your one-of-a-kind and limited edition work.

Applicants must be juried in one of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture (includes all media), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Categories not accepted: fine arts such as painting, photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category. Also not accepted: dried flower arrangements, pressed flowers, seed and pod decorations, cut bottles and embellished objects such as painted boxes, weather boards, stones, shells, buttons, decorated furniture and hand-made reproductions, objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans.

A craftsperson who works in more than one media category must submit an application in each category. If only one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited. All jewelry must be submitted under the Jewelry category.

Work that reflects a variety of styles within the same media can be submitted on one application provided that the images reflect the same proportion of work as will be represented in the booth. Again, jewelry is an exception and must be juried under the “Jewelry” category.

Only artists that collaborate and create one body of work as submitted to the jury may share a booth.

Crafts America reserves the right to invite up to 15% new artists to these shows to balance the style and content of the juried work.

Cash awards will be made for outstanding work in various categories. The 2013 award recipients are invited, jury exempt, to participate in that show again in 2014. Award winners are asked to fill out an application, but do not need to pay the fee.

• The application fee is $45.
• Late Application Fee - after April 1, a late application will be accepted with the late fee payment of $25, in addition to the appropriate application fees. (total late fee: $70)
• Late application deadline is April 15, 2014
• All application fees are non-refundable.

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Crafts America uses the Juried Arts Services system for the Online Application

Crafts America, LLC
PO Box 603
Greens Farms, CT 06838
Tel: 203-254-0486
Fax: 203-254-9672