Wednesday, January 21, 2015

39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

April 1, 2015
April 15, 2015 [Late Fees Apply]

39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
November 12-15, 2015

The 39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The jury will accept 195 craft artists.

This show of Art by Hand serves as the Museum's largest yearly fundraising event and is devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of craft art. Cumulative 38-year contribution: $10.5+ million. Funds raised are used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to support exhibitions and education programs and to contribute to conservation and publication projects.


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. This option is open only to those who have been working at their craft for six (6) years or less and who have never exhibited at the Show. The application procedure and fees are the same as above. However, those who check the Emerging Artist category will be juried in that same category. 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.

2015 JURY

Lola Brooks, Metalsmith, Lexington, GA

Sam Harvey, Co-Owner, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO

Ronald T. Labaco, Marcia Docter Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

Don Miller, Artist and Associate Professor, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Tina Oldknow, Senior Curator, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY


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.


The show uses Juried Art Services for electronic applications. The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically by April 1, 2015, is $50.00, payable online at the time you fill out the application.

Each entrant must submit five (5) images for consideration by the jury. Images must be of current work and representative of work entrant plans to exhibit at the show.

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Submit Applications via Juried Art Services