(Above: Metal artist Erica Moody)
SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS YEAR’S SHOWCASE OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN
Thursday, November 5 – Sunday, November 8, 2020
The PMA Contemporary Craft Show is following CDC and City of Philadelphia guidelines. The Show Committee and staff have been operating remotely and continue to work toward holding our event.
It has become apparent that presenting our Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in November is not possible under the current circumstances. The health and safety of our attendees, artists, staff and committee are our highest priority. We are researching various virtual options that will enable us to present the talents of the selected 2020 artists in an exciting and responsible manner. We will continue to communicate news and updates regarding our plans for the 2020 Show.
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 13.4million 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)
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.
(Above: Woodworker Ray Jones)
Whether you’ve never been to the Show, attend regularly, or somewhere in between, we hope you will join us this November for what promises to be a Show to remember.