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Charlie Hoffman of Hoffman Guitars

Oct 14, 2015 7:00PM

Charlie Hoffman of Hoffman Guitars shares his background, his business, and the ins-and-outs of guitar making.

Mike Phillips, Red Table Meat Co.

Nov 11, 2015 7:00PM

Talk Charcuterie with Mike Phillips of Red Table Meat Co.

Jack Lenor Larsen in front of Tree of Life

Dec 9, 2015 7:00PM

Please join us for an exclusive members-only tour of the Jack Lenor Larsen archives at the Goldstein Museum of Design

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Sep 8, 2015

Featuring the work of seventeen members of California Fibers.

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.

David Benyosef, CraftBoston '15

Jul 1, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015

CraftBoston 2016: Call for entry

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. 

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.

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

Aug 7, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2015

Aug 10, 2015 to Nov 11, 2015

Including recent quilts made as part of a worthy project.

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.

Aug 23, 2015 to Sep 30, 2015

The IFF brings their Crochet Coral Reef project to Minneapolis.

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

Aug 29, 2015 to Feb 28, 2016

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

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.

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.

Sep 1, 2015 to Nov 12, 2015

Digital Fabrication Residence: Call for entry

Bystander installation, June-Lee

Sep 4, 2015 to Oct 1, 2015

Bystander installation by June Lee

Jordan McDonald ceramic dish

Sep 4, 2015 to Sep 28, 2015

Jordan McDonald's work addresses the vessel as an object of utility and contemplation.

Sep 4, 2015 10:00AM to Jan 10, 2016 12:00AM

"Made in WNC" exhibition

Seulgi Kwon, Puff brooch

Sep 10, 2015 6:00PM to Oct 5, 2015 12:00AM

"Seulgi Kwon: Tender Moments" exhibition

Sep 11, 2015 6:00PM to Sep 12, 2015 12:00AM

Mesa Art Center's Season Kickoff Festival

Clay Fest


Sep 12, 2015 10:00AM to Sep 13, 2015 12:00AM

Clay Fest arts festival

Sculpted hat by Janice Kissinger

Sep 17, 2015 to Sep 20, 2015

Art is Minneapolis conference and workshops

Sep 18, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016

Illustrating the plight of elephants and the illegal ivory trade.

Stock dog trials at “WyoFiber Live!”

Sep 18, 2015 to Sep 20, 2015

An event designed for people who are interested in all things fiber.

Blue Martini, Slow Burn Glass

Sep 18, 2015 10:00AM to Sep 21, 2015 6:00PM

Pleasanton Harvest Festival craft fair

Sep 21, 2015 to Sep 25, 2015

Learn this French Haute Couture technique.

LK Gates, Silver Peacock

Sep 25, 2015 10:00AM to Oct 18, 2015 12:00AM

"Four Entwined" exhibition

Sep 26, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015

A 2-day event hosting 150 exhibiting artists.

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

Sep 26, 2015 to Mar 27, 2016

Explore the role that craft has played in the lives of military veterans since World War II.

Sep 26, 2015 10:00AM to Sep 28, 2015 12:00AM

The Craft Festival at Fruitlands

Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair

Sep 26, 2015 10:00AM to Sep 28, 2015 12:00AM

Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair

Ring, Susan Crow/East Fourth Street

Sep 26, 2015 12:00PM to Sep 27, 2015 6:00PM

"Collect." jewelry show and sale

Image courtesy of Ground Floor Gallery + Studios.

Oct 1, 2015 to Oct 31, 2015

An upcoming exhibit that features soft sculpture.

Oct 1, 2015 10:00AM to Oct 3, 2015 5:00PM

Explore the Smithsonian Craft2Wear show of wearable art...

Oct 2, 2015 to Oct 5, 2015

A juried exhibition with demonstrations and retail sales.

"Gravida 2 Para 1" (left), 2013, textile, 48 x 36 in. "In Utero (right)," 2013, textile, 48 x 48 in. Image courtesy of The Gallery at Penn College.

Oct 2, 2015 to Nov 1, 2015

Interpreting the human body through the medium of textiles.

Textiles by Karen Rips and Paula Chung

Oct 2, 2015 to Nov 2, 2015

A View Within: A Collaboration of Two Fiber Artists; Paul Chung and Karen Rips

Lathe-turned vessels by Merete Larsen

Oct 2, 2015 5:00PM to Oct 26, 2015 12:00AM

"Turning Colors" exhibition: Merete Larsen and Liam Flynn

Oct 3, 2015 to Oct 4, 2015

Now in its 32nd year!

Madeline Rile Smith demonstrates glass lampworking.

Oct 4, 2015 11:00AM to Oct 5, 2015 12:00AM

Fall for the Arts/Makers Village

Judith Kinghorn, "Ascending Staircase," 2015. Brooch/pendant, sterling silver, 24 karat gold, 3 x 1.25 in.

Oct 7, 2015 to Oct 27, 2015

Featuring work by nine jewelry artists.

Oct 8, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015

An incubator for socially engaged artwork or community projects.

Oct 17, 2015 to Nov 14, 2015

Featuring artists from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia.

Barbara Mann, Protective Eye Talisman brooch

Oct 17, 2015 10:00AM to Oct 18, 2015 12:00AM

Cuttlefish casting workshop with metal artist Barbara Mann

Oct 22, 2015 to Nov 28, 2015

A biannual juried exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Oct 24, 2015 to Oct 25, 2015

Visit nationally and regionally known artists in their studios.

Oct 26, 2015 to Nov 4, 2015

North House Folk School hosts their first ever Wood Turning Symposium, “Fresh Cut.”

Nov 7, 2015 to Jan 10, 2016

An exhibition of work by 28 artists using everyday objects in their work.

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Nov 7, 2015 10:00AM to Nov 15, 2015 5:00PM

Orange County, North Carolina, Open Studio tour, with more than 80 artists. Nov. 7 - 8 and Nov. 14 - 15.

Nov 13, 2015 to Feb 10, 2016

A presentation of quilts related to World War I.

Blue Martini vase, Slow Burn Glass

Nov 13, 2015 10:00AM to Nov 16, 2015 12:00AM

San Mateo Harvest Festival

Catherine Wiesener, "Kentucky." Porcelain, 12 x 2 in.

Nov 21, 2015 to Jan 17, 2016

Work by father/daughter ceramicists Fred and Catherine Wiesener.

Work by Steven Summerville. Image courtesy of the Piedmont Craftsmen.

Nov 21, 2015 to Nov 22, 2015

The Fair is one of the 10 best fine craft shows in the country.

Dec 5, 2015 to Dec 6, 2015

A Gainesville tradition for more than fifty years.

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Dec 13, 2015 12:00PM to 6:00PM

Call for artists in the Southeast...