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Good Deed Story Project

To reference and paraphrase Ghandi, "CREATE the change you want to see in the world."

I am absolutely tired of the seemingly constant negativity…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 27, 2017 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: LOEWE Craft Prize

About the Craft Prize

The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 23, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Craft Boston 2018

Presented by the nonprofit Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston is among the premier juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft in the U.S. The twice-annual show features the most outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber wearables,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 21, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

It's Showtime!

School of Jewellery - Graduate Show 2017 - 39 - Simon Colston

It's that time of year again when the jewellery graduates gather up their work from the year and present it to the public. I'll start off with the show-stoppers from Horology.



Our BA Horology…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 19, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

American Craft Magazine - Ode to the Corner Store: Drew Leshko

By Brigitte Martin, crafthaus Founder & Editor

“Artists were originally drawn to the Fishtown neighborhood because it was cheap to buy and rent houses there. But these days, you just can’t find an affordable place,” says sculptor…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 13, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Primitivism and Power

Make no mistake, I am furious with the disgusting power-obsessed homunculus who occupies the tenuous and devalued position of "Prime Minister" in the UK after last Thursday's general election.



Theresa May is a puppet of the heaps of billionaire ordure who control the media in this tinpot island and she is also so spectacularly lacking in empathy and so desperate to stay in power - despite a resounding trouncing in the election - that she is prepared to do deals with a group - the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Parallels: Modern Design Mimics Historic Architecture

The above image is taken from a …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 7, 2017 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: 2018 Lydon Emerging Artist Program

Call for artists begins July 1, 2017.

The 2018 deadline is September 30, 2017. 

Review and download the application guideline …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 6, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Exhibition

The 2017 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize competition is open to all artists working in found materials. Emerging artists are especially encouraged to apply.

The 2017 application deadline is June 9th,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 6, 2017 at 9:25am — No Comments

Preparations

Graduate Show 2017 Preparations - 2



A short hiatus in posts recently which is not that there's been nothing going on, more that it hasn't been anything major and I've actually been too busy to get time together to write. SO a longer post with a lot of…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 3, 2017 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

6 Designers Explain Why Craft Still Matters In A Digital World

SOURCE: Co.Design…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 3, 2017 at 6:52am — No Comments

Ode to the Corner Store - Drew Leshko in American Craft Magazine

What a pleasure to come home after a week-long trip and find my article "Ode to the Corner Store" about Philly-based artist Drew Leshko in the newest issue of American Craft Magazine. Check out pages 30-31 in the June/July…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

L.A. Arts Retreats - Summer 2017

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 20, 2017 at 2:37pm — No Comments

The Beauty of the Beast - An Exhibition at Kasteel D'Ursel, Belgium

 

An exhibition at the Kasteel D'Ursel, Belgium, pairs artwork from Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts Old Master collections with contemporary artists pieces.

More information:…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 18, 2017 at 10:44am — No Comments

Emotional labor - by Seth Godin

Emotional labor



That's the labor most of us do now. The work of doing what we don't necessarily feel like doing, the work of being a professional, the work of engaging with others in a way that leads to the best…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 18, 2017 at 8:52am — No Comments

Museum-Quality Reproductions and Membership Discounts Taken from the Artist

In a daily experience filled with political pretense and lies, the suggestion that a renown museum sells "museum-quality reproductions" "starting at $30" is mind blowing fake. Imagine the museum advertisement testifies that this is "custom Art on Demand reproduction from the exhibition" when in fact it is another piece of trash not even worth what you pay for it.

Anyone ever wonder about this and all the other junk in the Gift…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on May 18, 2017 at 12:27am — 4 Comments

American Craft Council Executive Director Resigns

The American Craft Council announced in a press release that executive director Chris Amundsen has tendered his resignation. Amundsen’s last day will be August 4,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 17, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Hats That Crowned Broadway (NYT May 14, 2017)

By ERIK PIEPENBURG, NYTIMES

Photographs by TONY CENICOLA

MAY 5, 2017

Does anyone still wear a hat? For designers on Broadway this season,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 16, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments

ACC blog: Velvet da Vinci Goes Digital

San Francisco’s Velvet da Vinci will close July 1, owner Mike Holmes has announced, saying he plans to continue and expand the online presence of the gallery in lieu of its brick-and-mortar…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 11, 2017 at 5:20pm — No Comments

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