ONLINE CALL FOR ENTRY: MARCH 10 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
Wayne Art Center is seeking submissions for the 26th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, in the following mediums: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.
The exhibition will run from December 3, 2021 to January 29, 2022 and will be held at Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, craftforms.org.
Entry deadline ($45 fee) is Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
For more information follow the link to CRAFTFORMS 2021 – CALL FOR ENTRIES
ARTIST APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THROUGH JUNE 30, 2021
Atlanta/Southeast Craft Week is an online marketplace event designed to connect American artists to a national audience of craft enthusiasts while celebrating local craft culture. Regionally inspired partnerships and programming create a dynamic, engaging experience, with up to 250 diverse artists from across the country selling work through our ecommerce site.
For more information follow the link to open the American Craft Council website.
Planning is underway for the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.’s (HGA) second annual virtual Spinning & Weaving Week, scheduled for October 4 – 10, 2021. HGA will again offer activities and events online via Zoom for all seven days. Currently HGA are working to identify potential artist studio tours. These studio tours are designed to take a look inside the minds and workspace of unique and varied artists. HGA wants to feature artists from all of their creative disciplines: weaving, spinning, dyeing and basketmaking. Studio tours will be an hour in length, with the last 15 minutes dedicated to a question and answer session.
If you have a studio you would like to show off or you have a recommendation for an artist studio you would like to visit virtually, please contact Whitney Young, HGA Program Coordinator via email Programs@WeaveSpinDye.org or call (678) 730-0010.
Thank you for your participation and we look forward to celebrating with you in October this week of fiber.
Our top priority is the health of our visitors and staff, and the Center team has been working diligently, and in accordance with the State of California and Los Angeles County to make sure that visitors have a safe visit.
Reservations are available one week in advance of your desired date and space is limited to four people max every half hour.
No walk-ins will be accepted.
The first reservation of the day is at 12:00pm and the last is at 4:30pm; the duration of the visit is 30 minutes.
Please read our COVID-19 safety protocol list below before making your reservation.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
- If you or anyone in your party feels sick or is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please cancel your appointment and reschedule for a later date. For a list of COVID-19 symptoms, click here.
- Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time and a staff member will greet you at the door to check you in. Have your confirmation email (digital or printed) ready to show as proof of your reservation.
- After check in, a staff member will conduct a COVID-19 screening, which includes a temperature check and a few questions.
- All visitors (except for children under the age of 2) will be required to wear a mask. Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth the entire time. No neck gaiters, bandanas, or face coverings with valves, mesh, or holes are permitted. If you do not have a mask, a staff member can provide you with a disposable one.
- Before you start exploring, please use the hand sanitizer on the table next to the entrance. Please do not touch anything inside the museum.
- While in the gallery, visitors must maintain 6-ft of distance at all times from other parties.
- Restrooms will not be available for public use.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As someone who has devoted their entire adult life to art education, it is an honor to be the new Education Manager at the Craft in America Center. In this role, I have the privilege and responsibility of bringing craft into the classroom by providing educational experiences at the Center with K-12 public school students across L.A. County. Because of the pandemic, we had to get creative about the way we celebrate and share the handmade remotely. Starting in 2020, we joined classrooms via Zoom, and continued this virtual approach into 2021. As teachers already know, the challenges of teaching remotely are innumerable, so one of our main goals was to create a craft experience that was engaging and inspiring.
Since the start of 2021, we have already hosted students from Rosewood Elementary and Van Nuys High School. In Ms. Dror’s 3rd/4th grade class, the students shared their favorite cups in conjunction with a field trip focused on our exhibitions A Humble Legacy and Here/Now: Contemporary Narrative and Form in the Yunomi. They are also making a virtual cup exhibition which you can enjoy here.
In Mr. Ruppert’s Honors U.S. History class and Ms. Price’s U.S. History class we discussed the exhibition Democracy 2020: Craft & the Election. The responses the students had to the societal issues the artists were addressing in their works were powerful. When asked the different ways that they exercise their democracy, since they are not old enough to vote, they proudly said that they protest, use social media, donate to political causes, and make art. One student in particular shared his “meme art,” and used this illustrative method to share his thoughts on the craft objects that we were discussing.
I reflect often on the moving responses the students had to the pieces we talked about. Their excitement is what makes teaching so rewarding. If you are interested in participating or learning more about Craft in Schools click here to learn more or email: email@example.com.