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This Month
Conversation and Cocktails

Jul 30, 2015 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Join the American Craft Council for an evening of sparkling conversation and stimulating ideas at the Museum of Craft and Design.

2015 ACC Shows Logo

Jul 31, 2015 10:00AM to Aug 2, 2015 5:00PM

Join us in San Francisco for our 2015 American Craft Council show!

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.

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.

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 1, 2015 to Aug 18, 2015

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

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.

Feb 27, 2015 to Aug 9, 2015

Exploring the early career of Alabama artist Frank Fleming.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 18, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015

Surveying studio jewelry rom 1940 to the present.

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 1, 2015 to Aug 1, 2015

The American Glass Guild's fourth annual juried show

May 7, 2015 to Nov 12, 2015

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

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.

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.

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

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 16, 2015 to Nov 1, 2015

Work by artists connected to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

May 27, 2015 to Aug 3, 2015

Developing a close-knit community for local Jewish 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.

May 29, 2015 to Aug 29, 2015

Featuring more than 60 works from international artists.

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.

Jun 1, 2015 to Sep 17, 2015

Showcasing the works of nearly 380 internationally recognized 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.

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 Aug 15, 2015

A survey of contemporary makers in the state.

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.

Doris Fischer-Colbrie, "Ceramic-Serial Bowl." Image courtesy of the Richmond Art Center.

Jun 14, 2015 to Aug 21, 2015

Showcasing 85 contemporary and innovative works in clay, glass, and enamel.

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.

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 19, 2015 to Aug 30, 2015

A national contemporary fiber art show.

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.

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.

Jun 20, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015

Including some 230 pieces from the storied workshop.

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.

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.

Jun 27, 2015 to Aug 9, 2015

Work by Suthern California artists in the American Ceramic Society.

Jun 27, 2015 to Sep 8, 2015

Featuring the work of seventeen members of California Fibers.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Lesley Patterson Marx, "Songbird Book." Image courtesy of Ohio Craft Museum.

Jul 12, 2015 to Aug 23, 2015

Exploring the ways artists use the book format as a stepping-off point or as a material to inspire their interpretation of art books/book art, "On the Page" will feature work by members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group and other artists from across the United States.

Work by Mary Giles. Image courtesy of Textile Center.

Jul 14, 2015 to Aug 22, 2015

Work by St. Croix Valley-based fiber artist Mary Giles.

Micki Lippe, Sterling silver and stone necklace, approx 30 in. long. Image courtesy of WaterWork Gallery.

Jul 18, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015

Featuring the work of four Northwestern jewelers working with silver.

Warren MacKenzie, Blue Teapot

Jul 18, 2015 to Aug 8, 2015

Lacoste Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Warren MacKenzie.

Bandhu Scott Dunham, "Green Flow Goblet." Image courtesy of Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass.

Jul 18, 2015 to Aug 15, 2015

One-of-a-kind and limited edition drinking vessels from artists nationwide.

Jennifer Merchant,"Blaze," 2015. Brooch, acrylic, paper, 23k gold leaf, 14k gold. 2.5 x 2.5 x .5 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Jul 22, 2015 to Aug 11, 2015

From paper and wood to cement and meteorites, non-traditional jewelry materials are explored in unique work by jewelry artists Matt Lambert, Kirk Lang, Jennifer Merchant, Gustav Reyes, Kait Rhoads, Checha Sokolovic, Cynthia Toops, Francesca Vitali, and Molly Aleza Vogel.

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.

Davide Fuin, "Untitled."

Jul 27, 2015 to Aug 1, 2015

 In this juried course, you will learn Venetian team-working skills, goblet making, and how to create historical reproduction pieces. Several years of glassblowing experience is required. This is a juried course. Please submit three digital images of your work with your application.

Jul 27, 2015 to Aug 1, 2015

Prepare design objects with murrine.

Kristina Logan, Collection of Floral Disk Beads, 2014.

Jul 27, 2015 to Aug 1, 2015

For those who would like to expand their flameworking and beadmaking skills.

Amy West, "Barbini Bowl."

Jul 27, 2015 to Aug 1, 2015

The object of this course is to learn about adding texture and dimension to glass after hot working.

The 11th Annual Berea Quilt Extravaganza & Antiques Fair.

Jul 31, 2015 to Aug 1, 2015

The 11th annual Quilt Extravaganza.