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Call for Artists: 36th Smithsonian Craft Show

April 25 - 29
Washington, DC

National Building Museum
120 Artists

Entries due: September 20; jury fee $50
Late entries: September 24; jury fee $75
Mark your calendars for the 36th annual Smithsonian Craft Show, the most prestigious juried show and sale of American fine craft in the country.  
The Smithsonian Craft Show is committed to presenting the most thoughtful, original, and skilled American craft and design objects.  The Craft Show is looking for artists who produce 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. 
All work submitted to the Smithsonian Craft Show must be created and 
made in the United States.  
One hundred-twenty premier artists representing all facets of contemporary design and craft will be selected from a large pool artists nationwide.   Artists working in the following media are eligible to apply:  basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art and wood.
Jurors who will select the 2018 artists are:

  • Bruce Helander, Independent art critic and writer, curator, artist
  • Jane Milosch, Director, Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative and curator
  • Shoji Satake, Asst. Professor in Ceramics, West Virginia University

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