Published December 23rd 2022

Check Presentation Ceremony – The 46th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show 

Thank You to This Year’s Artists, Attendees, Sponsors, and Volunteers

Check presentation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

(Above: Check presentation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art)

Philadelphia, PA — On behalf of all who helped make the 46th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show a success, we are pleased to announce that this year’s Show raised $290,000.00 for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, its sole beneficiary. A check presentation ceremony was held at the museum on December 16th. The check was presented to Sasha Suda, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Director and CEO, by 2022 Show Chair Melissa Clark and Show Manager Nancy O’Meara. 

This year’s Show included 195 of the finest craft artists from across the United States, selected from over 500 juried submissions, representing 31 states, plus 34 artists from the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region, and 36 artists who were new to the Show. The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s largest single fundraiser, the Craft Show has raised over 14 million dollars in its now 46-year history. Funds raised support many museum initiatives, including special exhibitions, conservation equipment, educational and family programming, and Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School student internships.

Our gratitude is extended to all the dedicated sponsors, patrons, artists, and volunteers who helped create this successful year of distinctive contemporary craft in Philadelphia.

Basketry artist Jill Heir shared her thoughts about participating in the 2022 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show saying, “It is an honor and a privilege to participate in the top ranked show in America, and one I do not take lightly or for granted.” 

Follow @pmacraftshow across social media and save the date for the 47th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show; November 3 – 5, 2023 with a Preview Party on Thursday, November 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The application process for the 2023 Show is now open and the deadline to apply is April 1, 2023. For more information, please visit

Stay tuned to for updates and visit the website to see the work of our 2022 artists.