Thank you to our patrons, sponsors, and all who attended the 2016 PMA Craft Show!
Our 40th annual Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center raised $344,000 for the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Proceeds directly support the Philadelphia Museum of Art in many areas including education, acquisitions and exhibitions.
Pictured above: 2016 Show Chair Gwen Goodwill Bianchi (middle) and Nancy O’Meara, Show Manager (right), presented a check for $344,000 to the Museum’s Director & CEO, Timothy Rub (left)
Our ten award winners represent some of the best and brightest in their fields. Check out our interview with Ani Kasten, our Best in Show award winner, whose work focuses on the exploration and intersection of the natural and man-made spaces.
This year featured incredible talent from across the nation as well as two international artists. Matin from Turquoise Mountain showcased the ancient Afghanistan ceramic techniques of Istalifi pottery. Learn more about Matin, a professor and master potter with Turquoise Mountain, by visiting Philly.com and Newsworks.
In addition, Anna Trzebinski joined us this year with stunning fashion design that reflects a variety of African influencers including traditional Maasai beading.
Congratulations to the winner of the $200 gift certificate giveaway, Judy Wilson (middle). She purchased work by two ceramic artists: Elizabeth Pechacek (left) and Jennifer Martin.
Save the date for 2017's PMA Craft Show; November 9-12, 2017 with a Preview Party on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Applications are also now being accepted for the 2017 PMA Craft Show! For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.pmacraftshow.org/2016-application.