(Above: bracelet by Hannah Long)
Premier Showcase of Contemporary Craft & Design Scheduled Online for
Thursday, November 5 – Sunday, November 8, 2020
Philadelphia, PA — Following CDC and City of Philadelphia guidelines in light of COVID-19 and public health and safety, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is moving to an online event for 2020. Virtual options are in development on the website and via social media to enable presenting the talents of the selected 2020 artists in an exciting and interactive manner. Online shopping will be available as well as virtual meet & greets, and a preview event featuring awards and exclusive content. Show management will continue to communicate news and updates regarding plans for the 2020 Show.
(Vase by David Grey Russell)
Philadelphia is highly regarded 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 in over a dozen categories, including ceramics, furniture, jewelry, fiber, wood, metal, and more. There is also a category showcasing emerging artists. 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.
Jenifer Thoem, recipient of Best of Show award in 2019 shares her experience from last year. “Everything at the PMA Craft Show was top-notch, from the show communication to the caliber of work”, she says. “The patrons were very engaging and had a sophisticated eye for art/fine craft. I had my best show of the year and can attribute it to the reputation of the PMA Craft Show and the fact that people came to buy.”
The Craft Show Committee is dedicated to helping showcase artists leading up to the Show. The public is encouraged to follow Craft Show artists online, via their social media and websites. Follow @pmacraftshow across social media channels and search #pmacraftshow to help locate artists and their work.
(Above: coat by Amy Nguyen)
To learn more about the Craft Show, visit www.pmacraftshow.org