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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.

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.

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.

Feb 1, 2015 to Nov 21, 2015

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

Feb 7, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

An exhibition of LEGO® art by Nathan Sawaya.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

May 7, 2015 to Nov 12, 2015

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

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.

William Luft, “Islands in the Sun.” Enamel on copper, mounted on textured painted wood. Photo by Larry Larrinaga.

May 9, 2015 to Aug 29, 2015

Including work by students, alumni, and faculty members.

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 16, 2015 to Nov 1, 2015

Work by artists connected to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

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 20, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015

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

May 20, 2015 to Sep 20, 2015

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

Woodturner John Jordan

May 23, 2015 to Aug 30, 2015

A solo exhibition for award-winning woodturner John Jordan.

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.

"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.

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 29, 2015 to Aug 29, 2015

Featuring more than 60 works from international artists.

"Ceramics in the Environment." On view in the Craft Garden at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft through August 29, 2015. Photo by Kim Coffman.

May 29, 2015 to Aug 29, 2015

Students experimented with site-specific installation while working with clay.

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.

Jun 1, 2015 to Sep 17, 2015

Showcasing the works of nearly 380 internationally recognized artists.

Maker unknown, Patchwork. Made in Thailand circa 1980. IQSCM 2008.012.0006. Image courtesy of The International Quilt Study Center & Museum.

Jun 5, 2015 to Feb 6, 2016

A fresh look at the IQSM’s collection and community of supporters and artists.

Jun 5, 2015 to Feb 6, 2016

James’ first solo exhibition at Quilt House.

Charles Smith, "Blue Marine - Acorn Vessel," 2012. Glazed, carved and pressed, sgraffito technique stoneware. Collection of Charles Smith. Photo by Kurtis Thomas.

Jun 5, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015

A survey of the 40 year career of Mobile artist Charles Smith.

Eight of the first twelve pieces of Pyrex-brand ovenware; 2 Covered Casseroles (#101 and #103); Loaf Pan (#212); Pie Plate (#202); Shirred Egg Dish (#301); Au Gratin Dish (#322); Baking Dish (#400); and Custard Cup (#423); Corning Glass Works, USA, 1915-1919. Gift of Jerry E. Wright. 96.4.167-175.

Jun 6, 2015 to Mar 17, 2016

Explore the history and cultural significance of Pyrex brand housewares.

Paige Davis & Bird Ross, Separately & Together, 2013. Wood, steel, cloth, mixed-media, 70” x 24” x 12.” Image courtesy The Center for Art in Wood.

Jun 6, 2015 to Aug 30, 2015

A collaboration between Philadelphia’s Center for Art in Wood and Bartram’s Garden.

Jun 7, 2015 to Jan 2, 2016

Including over 80 works by California craft artists.

Seth Gould, "Scroll Lock," 2014. Iron, steel, brass. 7.25 x 5 x 2.5 in. Image courtesy of The National Ornamental Metal Museum.

Jun 14, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

Gould embellishes hammers, locks, and other household items.

Jun 19, 2015 to Aug 30, 2015

A national contemporary fiber art show.

Man’s hat (ashetu). Cameroon, after 1957. Crocheted cotton, wood splints. 19.1 x 35.6 cm (7 1/2 x 14 in.). Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. William Goulding, 2003-3-1. Photo: Matt Flynn. Copyright Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Jun 19, 2015 to Feb 7, 2016

The 12th iteration of the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s “Selects” series, architect David Adjaye has selected 14 superb examples of West and Central African textiles from the museum’s collections.

Jun 20, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015

Including some 230 pieces from the storied workshop.

Sonya Clark, "Roots & Branches (In Hair & Copper)," 2003. Human hair, copper. 17 x 14 x 4 in. (each/pair). Image courtesy of the National Ornamental Metal Museum.

Jun 20, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015

An exhibition of work by both tenured and emerging African American metal artists.

Nick Cave at Cranbrook, 2015. Photo by PD Rearick.

Jun 20, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015

Including some 30 Soundsuits and footage of Cave’s performance work.

Jun 22, 2015 to Sep 4, 2015

One of the premier craft exhibitions in the country.

"Knit Knit Bomb Bomb" at the Pelham Art Center.

Jun 26, 2015 to Aug 31, 2015

Pelham Art Center’s outdoor Courtyard will be colorfully ablaze this summer with a yarn bombing installation that will cover stretches of its brick walls, tree branches, benches, etc.

Dale Chihuly, "Azzuro Blue Persian," 1998. Image courtesy of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Jun 27, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015

Surveying the last few decades of work by Dale Chihuly.

Jun 27, 2015 to Sep 8, 2015

Featuring the work of seventeen members of California Fibers.

Wilfried Grootens, "w.t.s.b.b H4," 2015. Image courtesy of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Jun 27, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015

The oldest and largest exhibition of contemporary glass in the United States.

Jul 1, 2015 to Sep 30, 2015

The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in honor of Society for Contemporary Craft’s (SCC) Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon’s 20-years of service.  The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market. 

David Benyosef, CraftBoston '15

Jul 1, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015

CraftBoston 2016: Call for entry

Kay Sekimachi, "Leaf Bowls," 2012. Big Leaf Maple leaves. Dimensions vary. From a private collection. Photo: M. Lee Fatherree.

Jul 3, 2015 to Oct 18, 2015

A retrospective of both artists’ careers.

Works by Seth Anderson, Isolde Kille, and Michael Motley. Image courtesy of Patina Gallery.

Jul 3, 2015 to Aug 29, 2015

Patina presents prominent contemporary Santa Fe guest artists.

RR30 30th anniversary

Jul 9, 2015 to Sep 4, 2015

Reinstein|Ross, Goldsmiths, 30th anniversary show.

Jul 10, 2015 to Oct 13, 2015

Presenting the work of the inhabitants of Caohagan, a tropical island in the Philippines.

Jul 15, 2015 to Oct 6, 2015

De la Naturaleza: Call for entries

Barbara Mann, A Walk in the Georgia Woods

Jul 17, 2015 to Jan 1, 2016

"Transformation and Evolution: Works by Barbara Mann" exhibition

Cheryl Ann Thomas, "Cumulus,"2014.  Porcelain, 36.5 x 20 x21 in. Image courtesy of Santa Fe Clay.

Jul 24, 2015 to Sep 5, 2015

Each create large-scale, elegant vessels from tiny coils of clay.

Aug 3, 2015 12:00AM to Oct 31, 2015 12:00PM

Applications open for Tennessee Craft 2015 - 16 Master Artist/Apprentice Program.

Aug 5, 2015 to Nov 15, 2015

Registration open for Richmond Art Center fall classes

Textile Center shop tree holiday gift fair

Aug 5, 2015 3:00PM to Aug 28, 2015 5:00PM

Call for Entries: Textile Center Holiday Gallery Shop 2015

Aug 7, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2015

Jinsoo Song installation

Aug 7, 2015 to Aug 31, 2015

Jinsoo Song exhibition at the Clay Studio

Aug 7, 2015 12:00AM to Aug 30, 2015 7:00PM

Paul Donnelly exhibition at the Clay Studio

Aug 7, 2015 5:00PM to Aug 31, 2015 12:00AM

Peter Schmid of Atelier Zobel shows his latest collection in "The Couleurs of Zobel."

Aug 10, 2015 to Nov 11, 2015

Including recent quilts made as part of a worthy project.

Aug 23, 2015 to Sep 30, 2015

The IFF brings their Crochet Coral Reef project to Minneapolis.

Rene Shoemaker, We Are Hear (Synovus)

Aug 23, 2015 to Aug 1, 2016

"Discovering the Chattahoochee Valley" is an exhibition of large-scale silk paintings by René Shoemaker. Shoemaker, of Athens, Georgia, has created site-specific works about the area. The artist solicited responses from the Columbus-area community through social media to decide which buildings and locations could be used in the paintings.

Leah Fairbanks, "Aquarium Bead."

Aug 24, 2015 to Aug 29, 2015

Students will be making a large aquarium bead.

Pavel Novak, "Untitled."

Aug 24, 2015 to Aug 29, 2015

Students will experiment with aspects of advanced cold working.

Bruce Ferguson, "Relax, You Can Do This."

Aug 24, 2015 to Aug 29, 2015

Develop sound fundamental skills in manipulating molten glass.

Jason Chakravarty, "In Flight."

Aug 24, 2015 to Sep 4, 2015

Utilize the lost wax technique to produce kiln cast glass.

Andile Dyalvane

Aug 25, 2015 11:00AM to Oct 1, 2015 12:00AM

Andile Dyalvane exhibition, from his residency at the Palo Alto Art Center

Aug 27, 2015 to Oct 25, 2015

“Beyond Craft” is the first major exhibition to draw from the Eagle Collection extensively.

Linda Fifield, bead artist

Aug 27, 2015 10:00AM to Oct 10, 2015 5:00PM

"Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories"

Twirling Leaves Jean Judd

Aug 28, 2015 to Oct 18, 2015

Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition

Work from "The Miniature." Image provided by The Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University.

Aug 29, 2015 to Oct 3, 2015

Featuring the work of ten artists who create miniature work in a variety of media.

Aug 29, 2015 to Feb 28, 2016

A chance to see these pieces for the fist time on the U.S. mainland.

Karina Guévin and Cédric Ginart, "Magnolia Liliflora Nigra."

Aug 31, 2015 to Sep 5, 2015

Providing beginners with a solid foundation in basic technical skills.

James Mongrain, "Guggenheim Set."

Aug 31, 2015 to Sep 5, 2015

Develop contemporary form and function while exploring the Venetian tradition of glassmaking.

Aug 31, 2015 to Sep 5, 2015

Exploring the potential uses of drawings, photographs, digital images and prints in glass.