The Week in Craft: January 23, 2019

The Week in Craft: January 23, 2019

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
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We can’t think of a more perfect place to hold this year’s ACC conference than the city of Philadelphia, a thriving educational and creative hub for craft and a case study for the way in which creative practices influence a whole community.

Bailey Aaland

Registration is now open for this year's ACC conference! “Present Tense: 2019” is set to take place in Philadelphia on October 10 – 12. Take advantage of our early-bird rates and register today.

The Minnesota Historical Society unveils its digital archive containing more than 700 examples of vintage hats.

Large and impressive belt buckles abound at the 2019 National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.

The third annual Women’s March took place on January 19 this year. Hyperallergic compiled a list of some the best signs culled from Twitter and Instagram.

Designboom highlights a couple of lifelike works in crochet: Dr. Karen Norberg crocheted an anatomically-correct skeleton, while Brighton-based textile artist Kate Jenkins focuses on food. Maybe don’t pair the two.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in downtown Los Angeles has announced it will be shuttering its design and architecture satellite location after more than 20 years, Artsy reports. The satellite location in the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, will close at the end of February. MOCA’s architecture and design programming will continue at its Grand Avenue and Geffen Contemporary locations in downtown L.A. 

The Center for Craft just announced the recipients of its 2019 Craft Research Fund grant. Congrats to all the wonderful individuals and institutions whose work moves the field forward.

Speaking of major awards and recognition: United States Artists recently announced its 2019 Fellows. Fellowships include an unrestricted $50,000 towards work and research in acknowledgement for contributions to the field. Congrats to all the recipients, including craft artists Carole Frances Lung, Janice Lessman-Moss, Michelle Holzapfel, Samuel Harvey, Coulter Fussell, and Minnesota artist Dyani White Hawk.

The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning is now accepting submissions for its third national, juried cup exhibition. “The Cup Show” will be juried by ceramist Roberto Lugo, and the exhibition will run May 4 through July 27.