THANK YOU TO OUR PATRONS, ARTISTS, SPONSORS, AND ALL WHO ATTENDED THE 2017 PMA CRAFT SHOW!
Our 41st annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center raised $347,000 for the Museum! Thanks to the support of our sponsors, patrons and artists, the Craft Show has contributed more than $12 million over a 41-year period to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in many areas including education, acquisitions and special exhibitions.
We have grown from a showcase of 125 artists to 195 of the world’s finest artists in the craft field. This year our ten award winners represent some of the best and the brightest artists in the craft world across the country. Check out our interview with Pavel Novak, our Excellence in Glass winner, who uses the cold-working and color lamination technique to craft optical glass sculptures that change color depending on your perspective.
This year featured the return of the Guest Artist Program. A global enterprise that connects leading Asian artists, Soluna Living brought 25 of the finest contemporary craft artists from Korea, each showcasing a unique perspective, variety of materials, styles, and disciplines.
In addition, Philly artist and last year’s Excellence in Metal winner, Stacey Lee Webber, marked her return to the Craft Show as well. Webber is best known for her original penny art, where she cuts coins to create one-of-a-kind signature pieces.
Save the date for the 42nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show; November 2-4, 2018 with a Preview Party on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Applications will be accepted for the 2018 PMA Craft Show by the end of December. For more information please visit https://www.pmacraftshow.org/2018-application.