The 2012 Smithsonian Craft Show is now open for business and Co-chairs Anne-Lise Auclair-Jones and Ann Peel invite all eligible candidates to apply for this 30th Anniversary celebration of American craft. As in the past, the exhibitors will be selected by a jury of three highly qualified independent experts. The Smithsonian Women's Committee asks the jurors to identify the most accomplished artists in their respective media, whose work is innovative, well conceived and expertly executed. The jury is asked to strive for a show that is well balanced among the various media. All qualified candidates are considered equally.
For the first time, Craft Show applicants are being given the opportunity to highlight their use of materials that are green, recycled, reclaimed and repurposed by applying for the Mixed Media category or by mentioning their use of such materials in their artists' statements for any category.
We look forward to hearing from all of you as we plan another exciting show.
NOTICE: You must be prepared to pay for your application at the time you fill out the online application.
Event Location: National Building Museum, Washington DC
Event Dates: April 19-22, 2012 Preview Night Benefit: April 18, 2012 Deadline: Online application midnight EST September 18, 2011
Application Fee: $50 for online applications
Jury Notification: October 31, 2011