(Above: Metal artist Erica Moody)
SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS YEAR’S SHOWCASE OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN
Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2020
Gala Preview Party – Thursday November 5, 2020
In light of COVID-19, the PMA Craft Show is following the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and World Health Organization’s guidelines. The Show committee and staff are working remotely and we continue to work toward holding our event. The health and safety of our staff and committee, as well as the artists and attendees, are our highest priority. We’re monitoring the situation closely and will communicate and share any news, information or updates that would impact the ability for our event to proceed as planned. See artist application info below.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT APPLICATIONS: The PMA Craft Show Committee has made revisions to the application and booth fee policies. The application deadline is extended to April 26, 2020, with no late fee after the original April 1 deadline. The Show Committee had originally increased booth fees in 2020. We are reversing that decision and will keep 2019 booth fee prices for the 2020 Show. Further, booth fees will not be due until September. Apply HERE or go directly to www.juriedartservices.com
When there are so many unknowns in the world, one thing that is known is the power of creativity and the role that the arts have played throughout history. This time is no different, and this year’s Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show will surely reflect the vision and talents of our artists in a whole new light.
Philadelphia has become highly regarded as a destination for museum quality contemporary craft and design, and the PMA Craft Show is one of the city’s premier events. Each November, 195 fine craft artists showcase their best work over three days in over a dozen categories, including ceramics, furniture, jewelry, fiber, and more. Now in its 44th year, The Craft Show, presented by The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has raised over 13.4 million dollars over its long history. The museum’s largest single fundraiser, funds go to supporting museum initiatives, including education, art and fine craft acquisitions, state-of-the-art equipment, and special exhibitions. Ticket sales are integral to the success of the show. When you purchase a ticket or become a sponsor, you are directly supporting the work of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
(Above: Jeweler Petra Class)
In addition to the three-day show, there is the popular preview party gala, plus several additional events, including artist demonstrations, Meet and Greet artist tours, the Connect and Collect Reception, student exhibitions, and a fashion show of clothing, jewelry and accessories.
Save the 2020 Show dates and please follow our social media. We continue to be inspired by the dedication of our artists and the contemporary craft community at large. We appreciate the support of our craft artists who are experiencing a major disruption to their income stream due to spring show cancellations. Instagram is a great way to find artists online as is our website.
Whether you’ve never been to the Show, attend regularly, or somewhere in between, we hope to see you this November for what promises to be a Show to remember.
(Above: Woodworker Ray Jones)
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The 2020 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show artists will be announced on June 1, 2020.