(Above: Timothy Rub, Anja Levitties, Nancy O'Meara)
We are excited to announce that the 43rd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show has raised $412,000.00 for the Museum, its sole beneficiary. The check presentation to Museum Director Timothy Rub presented by Show Manager Nancy O’Meara and 2019 Show Chair Anja Levitties, wraps up another successful year of contemporary craft in Philadelphia. The museum’s largest single fundraiser, the Craft Show has raised over 13 million dollars in its now 43-year history. Funds raised help support museum initiatives, including education, acquisitions, and special exhibitions.
We extend our thanks and appreciation to all the sponsors, patrons, artists, and volunteers involved. This year’s Craft how featured 195 juried artists from around the country, along with 22 guest artists from Israel, all representing the finest in contemporary craft.
Congratulations to the 2019 award winners:
Best of Show awarded to: Jenifer Thoem, Ceramics
The Jewish Federation Prize for Best of Israel: Johnathan Hopp, Ceramics
The Louise K. Binswanger Prize for Best Artist New to Show: Martha Collins, Wood & Jewelry
The Eric Berg Prize for Excellence in Metal: Erica Moody
The Prize for Excellence in Jewelry: Tara Locklear
The Cohn Family Trust Prize for Excellence in Glass: Claire Kelly
The Prize for Excellence in Design: Keunho (Peter) Park, Wood
The Wharton Esherick Museum Prize for Excellence in Wood: Benjamin Gillespie
The Ornament Magazine Prize for Excellence in Art to Wear: K. Riley
The Prize for Excellence in Fiber Art: Erin Wilson
The Jane and Leonard Korman Family Prize for Excellence in Contemporary Clay: Teresa Chang
See pictures from the 43rd annual Craft Show and Preview Party on our social media, including Instagram and this Facebook photo album.
Save the date for the 44th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show; November 6th – 8th, 2019 with a Preview Party on Thursday, November 5th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The application process for the 2020 Show will open in early January 2020. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2020. For more information please click HERE.
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