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Call for Artists: Smithsonian Craft + Design Show

Call for Artists:

Smithsonian Craft Show 2020

April 22-26, 2020
National Building Museum
401 F St,NW
Washington, DC

Preview Night Benefit: April 22, 2020  

Show Open to the Public April 23 - 26, 2020

Mark your calendars for the Smithsonian Craft Show, the most prestigious juried show and sale of American fine craft in the country.

Application Dates:
Apr 9, 2019 - Sept 7, 2019
Application Fee: $50

Late Application Dates:
Sept 8 - 21, 2019
Late Application Fee: $75 - includes late penalty of $25

Notification Date:
October 30, 2019

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.
  • 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.
Please note: 
Many artists have applied to the Smithsonian Craft show in the past but jurors can only select 120 artists each year, so it is important to try again and again, especially if you have new and better images taken of your artwork.

Jurors who will select the 2020 artists are:
  • Toots Zynsky - glass artist
  • Emily Orr - Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary American Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Kari Harrin - Executive Director of Museums and Exhibitions at the Savannah College of Art and Design

Or contact us for more info: 
Kelley Gillespie - 

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