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This Month
Angie Reano Owen, Cuff. Turquoise inlaid on shell, 3.5” by 2.5.” Photo by Kitty Leaken, image courtesy MIAC.

Apr 13, 2014 to Mar 2, 2016

“Turquoise, Water, Sky” is a reimagining of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry.

Jun 20, 2014 to Sep 2, 2015

A residency intended to support ceramic artists who wish to develop a body of work with a socially conscious spirit.

Charlotte Kruk, Racine Art Museum

Aug 1, 2014 to Jul 26, 2015

Artist Charlotte Kruk explores alternative understandings of the term “eye candy.”

Sep 27, 2014 to Sep 20, 2015

Addressesing the role that trees play as inspiration and medium in contemporary art.

Chieko Katsumata, "Akoda Pumpkin," 2013. Sanded glazed stoneware, 15-3/4 x 17-1/3 x 15-1/3 in. Image courtesy of Randy Batista.

Oct 7, 2014 to Jul 15, 2016

Featuring some of the best 20th and 21st century Japanese ceramics.

Michelle Holzapfel, "Lockheart Vase," 2002. Red maple burl, Yale lock,13 x 13 x 7 in. Photo by Alex Hochstrasser.

Dec 7, 2014 to Jul 12, 2015

Highlighting some of the superb objects acquired between 2012 and the present.

Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015

Over 20 master polymer clay and mixed media artists will teach an all inclusive, year long, virtual retreat.

Jan 17, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016

Surveying the last 100 years of American ceramics.

Yuni Kim Lang, "Comfort Hair," 2014. Fiber, polypropylene, and digital print, 174 x 76 in. (sculpture), 37 1/2 x 25 in. (print). Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Tim Thayer.

Jan 18, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015

The large group exhibition that anchors the "Toward Textiles" series.

Ebony G. Patterson, "Swag Swag Swag Krew" (from the Out and Bad Series), 2011-14. Cotton, velvet, lace, plastic, and mixed media. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, IL.

Jan 18, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015

Ebony G. Patterson exhibits six ornate, eye-catching tapestries.

Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor, "wanna do right but not right now," 2014. Knit afghans, doilies, blankets, table cloth, bed sheets, found cardboard, wood, paper, packing straps, paint, glue, drywall screws, twine, thread, studio floor detritus. 84 x 78 x 66 in. Photo: Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor.

Jan 23, 2015 to Aug 22, 2015

A trio of solo exhibitions.

Jan 23, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015

Students will create an exhibition using the Museum's permanent collection.

Jan 25, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

Celebrating recent gifts from a handful of dedicated collectors and donors.

Feb 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Focusing on sewn signatures as visual ciphers and as a method of social engagement.

Feb 1, 2015 to Nov 21, 2015

Using quiltmaking to engage in the political, economic, social, and psychological aspects of war.

Feb 1, 2015 to Aug 18, 2015

The Toe River Arts Juried Show is open to all mediums.

Quilt (detail). Image courtesy of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.

Feb 1, 2015 to Aug 25, 2015

Examples of the influence that Asian art and culture has had on American quiltmaking.

Feb 2, 2015 to May 30, 2015

Regional craft artists explore the theme of reconciliation.

Feb 7, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

An exhibition of LEGO® art by Nathan Sawaya.

Artist Unknown, "Brothers," circa 1895-1915. U.S.A., found in New Hampshire. Mixed Fabrics, leather, animal fur, porcelain. Collection of Deborah Neff. Photo by Ellen McDermott © Deborah J. Neff.

Feb 7, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

A collection of 125 unique, handmade African American dolls made between 1850 and 1940.

Feb 12, 2015 to Jun 30, 2015

Looking for new artisans to exhibit at the 24th Annual Nantucket Art and Artisan Show.

Feb 12, 2015 to Sep 1, 2015

A biannual juried exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach (German, 1861-1918), "Octopus Waist Clasp," c. 1900. Collection of Richard H. Driehaus. Photograph by John A. Faier, 2014, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

Feb 14, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016

Featuring more than 250 stunning pieces of art jewelry.

Rei Chikaoka, "Release," 2013. Kilncast glass, metal. 9.125 x 12 x 9.75 in. Photo courtesy of Bullseye Gallery.

Feb 20, 2015 to Jun 14, 2015

Featuring this years “Emerge” finalists and some of the finalists of the past.

David Ellsworth, "Intersphere from Solstice Series," 1991. Burned ash and pigment, 14 x 16 x 9 1/2 in (35.6 x 40.6 x 24.2 cm). Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of Lillian Montalto Bohlen. Photo by Terry Martin.

Feb 21, 2015 to Jun 21, 2015

Nearly 100 of the finest pieces from the collection will be on display.

Jeannine Marchand, "Folds XX," 2014. Clay, wood, steel. 48 x 12 x 4 in.

Feb 27, 2015 to Aug 23, 2015

Drawing on the insight and curatorial eyes of past members of the clay faculty at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

Feb 27, 2015 to Aug 9, 2015

Exploring the early career of Alabama artist Frank Fleming.

Feb 28, 2015 to May 31, 2015

An exhibition that celebrates the history and craftsmanship behind the guitar.

Mar 6, 2015 to Jul 3, 2015

A call for work to include in an exhibition of contemporary seating.

Vivian Beer, "Low Rider." Image courtesy of the Metal Museum.

Mar 6, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015

Part cutting-edge design, part fine craft, and part sculpture.

"Cushion Cover," c. 1975. Hafar Al Batin Tribe. Sheeps wool, black goat hair, white cotton, warp-faced plain weave with warp substitution. Robert and Joy Totah Hilden Collection.

Mar 7, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

Celebrating the rich textile traditions of the Arab nomads of the Arabian Penninsula.

Margaret Fabrizio, "Stripes," 2014. 41 x 54 in. Various materials. Image courtesy of San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

Mar 7, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

Including twenty of Fabrizio’s kawandi-style quilts.

Mar 11, 2015 to Jun 11, 2015

GILD is a new gallery opening Summer 2015.

Detail of interior of bodice of wool day dress. American, ca. 1850. Image courtesy of Kent State University Museum.

Mar 12, 2015 to Feb 14, 2016

Celebrating the seams behind “seamlessly” fitting garments.

Designer unknown "Serpent," circa 1860. Photo by John Bigelow Taylor. Image courtesy of Bellevue Arts Museum.

Mar 13, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015

Former U.S. Secretary Madeleine Albright is a famed collector of brooches.

J. Fred Woell, "Tribute to a Memory." Image courtesy ofthe Metal Museum.

Mar 13, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015

A retrospective of Woell’s fifty-year career.

Paul Poiret, design house, Paris. Coat, 1922. Silk velvet, fur, metallic silk embroidery, and seed pearls. Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry 59.031.

Mar 13, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

Highlighting some spectacular pieces from the 1920s and 30s.

Harry Bertoia, "Necklace," Circa 1942–1943. Articulated brass with forged elements and rivets.

Mar 14, 2015 to Nov 29, 2015

The first museum exhibition to celebrate Harry Bertoia.

Mar 14, 2015 to Jul 19, 2015

An exhibition of pieces on loan from the Brooklyn Museum’s costume collection.

Daoist priest’s robe (back). China, late 18th– early 19th century. TM 51.24. Acquired by George Hewitt Myers in 1929. Image courtesy George Washington University and The Textile Museum.

Mar 21, 2015 to Aug 24, 2015

The largest exhibition in the museum’s history.

Sam Brennan, “MOIRÉ,” 2013. Still from video. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Tompkins.

Mar 21, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015

Celebrating artists who integrate video into their studio ceramics practice.

Mar 28, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

Drawn from the incredible collection of Barbara L. Gordon.9

Raku (XVIII), Japan, 1887 - 1944. "Tea bowl named 'Yachiyo'", 20th century. Black Raku ware; glazed ceramic. 2 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. Raku Museum. Photo: Masayuki Miyahara.

Mar 29, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015

This will be the only U.S. venue to host the exhibition.

Pucci Mannequins. Fiberglass. 42 x 48 x 29 in. (106.7 x 122.7 x 73.7 cm) Collection of Ralph Pucci. Photo by Antoine Bootz.

Mar 31, 2015 to Aug 30, 2015

Celebrating the New York designer’s innovative approach to the mannequin.

Mar 31, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015

Victoria Findlay Wolfe loves to play with pattern.

Apr 1, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015

Featuring work by Denise Miller and Nancy Ryan.

Leah Shenandoah, "Shelia Hood (O’whahsa’)." Mixed media. Part of a series dedicated to Oneida women who have supported and inspired the artist with their strength and conviction. Photo by Leah Shenandoah.

Apr 1, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015

Showcasing 3-dimensional constructions by Iroquois artists.

Apr 1, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015

Presenting some of the incredible work by the CQA.

Tiffany & Co. (American, est. 1837), "pair of candelabra," about 1879. Silver, copper and gold, Anonymous Lender.

Apr 1, 2015 to Jan 4, 2016

See some of the most exceptional American silver pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Apr 2, 2015 to May 30, 2015

The McKee Gallery is excited to present a ten-year survey of the work of sculptor Daisy Youngblood. The exhibition includes all 14 sculptures Youngblood has made over the last 10 years, celebrating the work of one of the most talented ceramicists working today.

Apr 2, 2015 to Jun 21, 2015

Carved, cast glass pieces that are full of bold colors and textures.

Apr 3, 2015 to Jul 26, 2015

Highlighting the most popular silhouettes through fashion history.

Jacqueline Groag, (Czech-born, 1903-1985) "Dress (left),"1946. Printed nylon. "Dress (right)," 1946. Printed “anti-shirk” nylon crepe, 1946. Target Gallery, London. Photo by Ken Howie.

Apr 4, 2015 to Aug 9, 2015

Groag helped to define British fashion of the 40s and 50s.

Apr 5, 2015 to Oct 12, 2015

Featuring over 35 amazing textile pieces and headdresses.

Hungarian silver from the Nicolas M. Salgo Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010.

Apr 7, 2015 to Oct 25, 2015

Including some 120 pieces from Salgo’s collection.

Hideki Seo, "Heart," 2014. Paris.

Apr 10, 2015 to Jun 20, 2015

A solo retrospective of work by Hideki Seo.

wall hanging by May Ying Xiong. Image courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society.

Apr 10, 2015 to Nov 29, 2015

Including 60 pieces of Hmong textile art created by local artists.

Apr 10, 2015 to Jul 8, 2015

An exhibition of work about food.

Mi-Ah Rödiger (German, 1981-). "Crystal Chain," 2012, silver, Australian hematite, animal horn, resin.  Museum Purchase with funds from the Charles W. Beam Accessions Endowment. 2012.56. Collection of the Mint Museum. © Mi-Ah Rödiger, 2012.

Apr 11, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

The exhibition includes approximately 100 objects by international artists and designers.

Apr 15, 2015 to May 30, 2015

Gravers Lane Gallery inaugurates their newly expanded gallery.

Callot Soeurs (French), Evening Dress, 1920s, silk velvet, metallic threads, faux pearls, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Gift of Amy Curtiss Davidoff, 2007.71.

Apr 17, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016

Works of high fashion recently acquired by the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Wharton Esherick, Music Stand, 1951. 19 x 18 x 44 in. Image courtesy of Moderne Gallery.

Apr 17, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

Works by Wharton Esherick, the "father" of American Studio Furniture

Jana Brevick, "Transmitters," 1999. Sand cast iron & fabricated sterling silver rings. Varying dimensions, 2.5 x 1 x 1 in. - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 in. Courtesy of Facèré Gallery, Seattle. Photo by Doug Yaple.

Apr 17, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015

Brevick creates funny, whimsical sculptures and jewelry.

Apr 17, 2015 to May 30, 2015

CSA partners with the Surface Design Association of Maine to present “Underlying Threads.”

Semigood,Seattle, WA. "Rian Cantilever Bench," 2008. White oak, and Danish cord. 17 x 40.125 x 16 in. Photo by J Clifford Photography.

Apr 17, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015

Surveying the newest generation of craft artists in the Pacific Northwest.

Apr 18, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015

Surveying studio jewelry rom 1940 to the present.

Apr 18, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

An exhibition of work by Shelley Brenner Baird, Pat Kroth, and Karen Rips.

Apr 18, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

This year's theme is abstraction.

Apr 18, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

An exhibition of work by husband and wife collaborators.


Apr 23, 2015 to Jul 3, 2015

This prestigious, juried exhibition at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, North Carolina will feature work by glass artists from around the United States. Any artist who is 18 years of age or older, and who lives and works in the U.S. is eligible to enter. The primary medium of artworks entered in the show must be glass.

Dave and Patti Hegland, "Orange Slice."

Apr 25, 2015 to May 30, 2015

A collection of work by artists new to the gallery.

Work by Kate Kretz. Photograph by Greg Staley.

Apr 26, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015

Kretz creates still-lives of meat and other objects.

Installation of weavings by Lenore Tawney in Woven Forms, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, 1963. Image courtesy of American Craft Council. Photo by Ferdinand Boesch.

Apr 28, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015

Highlighting the role women played in modernist and postwar visual culture.

Apr 30, 2015 to Jun 13, 2015

A new exhibition of work by artist Beth Lipman.

May 1, 2015 to Jun 30, 2015

Silver Jewelry Making Classes taught by gallery owner and designer goldsmith, Dan Balk.

Anna Drexel, “Untitled”, 2013. Cement and silver, 21 x 21 x 2 cm. Image courtesy of Society of Crafts.

May 1, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015

Featuring work of current and former faculty of the Alchimia School in Florence, Italy.

May 1, 2015 to Jun 15, 2015

The LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently accepting applications for two residencies for artists of all disciplines. The deadline is June 15th for an August 1st start date. Residencies can last from 6 months to 2 years.


Work by Douglas Limón. Image courtesy of Textile Center.

May 1, 2015 to Jul 3, 2015

Including Limón’s signature Turtle medallions, beaded cradleboards, and Bandolier bags.

May 1, 2015 to Jun 30, 2015

A private couples jewelry making class taught by Dan Balk.

Work by Jane Sauer and Nancy Jurs. Image courtesy of Snyderman-Works Galleries.

May 1, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015

Celebrating the history of the Snyderman-Works Galleries.

May 1, 2015 to Jul 18, 2015

Local artists use a piece from the museum’s collection as a point of departure.

Elizabeth Morisette, "Ode to Cursive- h, i, j," 2014. Embroidery, 3"x 2" each. Image courtesy of the artist.

May 1, 2015 to May 30, 2015

Artist Elizabeth Morisette created a beautiful set of upper and lowercase cursive letters out of folded fabrics.

May 2, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

Exchanging ideas between artists working in glass and textiles.

Freeland Southard, "Mirror Chair." Image courtesy of Ohio Craft Museum.

May 3, 2015 to Jun 21, 2015

Ohio Designer Craftsmen's annual juried members' exhibition.

May 6, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Kitty Pippen uses vintage Japanese fabrics to create intimate, beautiful works.

May 7, 2015 to Nov 12, 2015

A biennial competition sponsored by the Creative Arts League of Sacramento.

May 8, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015

Now in its 12th year.

Eric Klarenbeek, "Mycelium chair,"2015. Mycelium fungus,straw and water within a 3D printed mold. Image courtesy of the Museum of Craft and Design.

May 9, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015

Celebrating Dutch influences in contemporary art, design, architecture, and fashion.

Flag Gate. Artist unidentified. Jefferson County, New York, c. 1876. Paint on wood with iron and brass. 39 1/2 x 57 x 3 3/4 in. Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York. Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill Jr. in honor of Neal A. Prince, 1962.1.1. Photo by John Parnell, New York.

May 12, 2015 to Jan 8, 2016

Featuring more than 100 extraordinary pieces from the American Folk Art Museum’s permanent collection.

May 12, 2015 to Jun 6, 2015

A juried exhibition sponsored by ALCHEMY 9•2•5.

Teapot by Hayne Bayless. Image courtesy of Guilford Art Center.

May 15, 2015 to Jun 14, 2015

A juried exhibition of pourable containers made by contemporary American artists.

Garry Knox Bennett, "Leather Chair," 2005. Walnut, matte silver-plated copper, upholstered embossed leather, Formica ColorCore. 37 x 25 x 32.5 in. Photo by M. Lee Fatherree.

May 15, 2015 to Aug 15, 2015

Furniture and decorative objects made by Bennett during his extraordinary 50-plus year career

May 16, 2015 to Nov 1, 2015

Work by artists connected to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

May 16, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015

Featuring collaborations between street and jewelry artists.

Maya Schonenberger, "Anemone 2." 32 x 44 in. Photo courtesy of the artist.

May 16, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015

Featuring work by SAQA members living in the Southeast.

Ennion, "Cup," Syria, Northern Italy, Palestine.  25-75. 66.1.36. Image courtesy of the Corning Museum of Glass.

May 16, 2015 to Jan 4, 2016

Ennion was a glassmaker working near Jerusalem at the end of the first century B.C.

May 17, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015

A.I.R. Gallery presents their yearly benefit postcard show.

May 19, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Welcoming applicants of beginner to advanced levels.

May 20, 2015 to Sep 20, 2015

Fiber Art Now is looking for fiber artists to submit work for “Excellence in Fibers.”

May 20, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015

Celebrate one of the most commonly used and commonly misunderstood fibers in the world.

May 22, 2015 to Aug 17, 2015

Featuring work from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection.

Jewelry by Audrey Peck. Image courtesy of Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design.

May 22, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015

See the works produced by this year's artists-in-residence.

"Stacking Chair," Designed c. 1960-1967. Designed by Verner Panton, Danish, 1926-1998. Luran S thermoplastic, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

May 23, 2015 to Oct 4, 2015

“Northern Lights” features some of the greatest examples of Scandinavian design from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Including pieces dating from the 1900 World’s Fair to the present day, “Northern Lights” highlights this history of exceptionally well-designed objects and the influence that these designers have had on a global scale.

Shirley Klinghoffer (American, born 1944), "Upper Torso #1," 1997. Slumped glass. 28 x 27 x 4 1/2 in. Photo courtesy of the artist.

May 23, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015

Klinghoffer uses hospital forms to create works in glass.

Woodturner John Jordan

May 23, 2015 to Aug 30, 2015

A solo exhibition for award-winning woodturner John Jordan.

Chris Francis, "Untitled,"  2015. Hand-painted leather, hand-painted EVA rubber, leather sole, natural glue. Image courtesy of the artist.

May 24, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

Chris Francis is a Los Angeles-based shoemaker and designer.

Mark Newport, "Big Batman," 2012. Knit acrylic and buttons. 120 x 26 x 6 in. Courtesy of the Greg Kucera Gallery and Duane Reed Gallery. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

May 24, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

An exhibition of craft art inspired by sub-culture fandoms.

Jessica Putnam-Phillips, "Reflections," 2014. Mishima, porcelain, underglaze, glaze, mother of pearl, gold luster. Image courtesy of the artist.

May 24, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

Including work by 23 artist veterans.

Phyllis Green, "Fall 12: An Autobiography Considering Charles Ray’s 'Fall 91,'" 2012-13. Polyurethane foam, fiberglass, resin, steel. Image courtesy of the artist.

May 24, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

A piece by Los Angeles-based sculptor Phyllis Green.

May 25, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015

Offering classes taught by nationally and internationally known artists.

May 28, 2015 to Jul 3, 2015

No piece exceeds 15 inches in any direction.

May 29, 2015 6:00PM

Visitors will be invited to help recreate a mountain landscape in the gallery.

May 29, 2015 7:30PM

A discussion of process with Windgate Research Curator Elissa Auther.

May 30, 2015 to Jun 30, 2015

Work by artists participating in the weekend’s foundry conference.

Stoneware Teabowl by Jack Troy. Image courtesy of Peters Valley School of Craft.

May 30, 2015 to Aug 3, 2015

Featuring work by Peters Valley School of Craft’s staff and instructors.

Designed by Mark Adams (American, 1925-2006), "Flight of Angels," woven by M. and Mme. Paul Avignon, 1962. Wool, cotton. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust.  ©The E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust.

May 31, 2015 to Mar 6, 2016

An exhibition that celebrates tapestries from around the world.