This Year’s Virtual Event Was About Supporting Artists and Raising Funds
Philadelphia, PA — With great appreciation to everyone who supported the 2020 Virtual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, we are pleased to announce this year’s fundraising total of $155,500. In a year like no other, the ability of Show organizers to pivot to a virtual platform allowed for the event to go on and thus help support the participating artists and raise funds for the museum. In an ongoing effort, the Craft Show will continue online throughout the winter months. Museum Director Timothy Rub accepted the check, presented virtually by 2020 Show Chair Robin Blumenfeld Switzenbaum and Show Manager Nancy O’Meara, wrapping up a most unique year for the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.
(Above: Craft Show Manager, Nancy O'Meara delivers ribbon to 2020 Best in Show Winner, Stacey Lee Webber)
The museum’s largest single fundraiser, the Craft Show has raised almost 14 million dollars in its now 44-year history. Presented by The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, funds raised help support museum initiatives, including education, acquisitions, and special exhibitions. Thanks and appreciation goes to all the sponsors, patrons, artists, and volunteers involved. This year’s Craft Show featured 161 juried artists from around the country, representing the finest in contemporary craft. The application process for the 2021 Show will open in January 2021. Craft Show organizers will consider options for next year’s Show based on ongoing CDC guidelines.
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