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Call for Proposals: Furniture Society Conference 2016

CRAFT / FACTURING: AN EVOLUTION OF MAKERS + ENTREPRENEURSHIP FS 2016

Furniture Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 18, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments

Call for Artists: LEAP Award 2016

Amanda Packer. Recollect (collection of pendants). Copper, silver, enamel, paint, thread. $200 each. 2" x 5" x 1.5" average. LEAP Winner 2014.

The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 17, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments

CraftBoston 2016: Call for Entry

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Join us for CraftBoston 2016! CraftBoston is an established biannual show and sale of fine contemporary craft and design. Both CraftBoston Spring and CraftBoston Holiday unite talented makers with passionate and knowledgeable patrons. CraftBoston welcomes exhibitor applications from both established and emerging artists making original work that shows exemplary…

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Added by The Society of Arts and Crafts on August 16, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

RISD Museum: Artist Fellowships

Through generous funding by the National Endowment for the Arts, the RISD Museum is pleased to offer Artist Fellowships for 2016–2017. Two selected artists receive stipends of $10,000 each, professional development support, and the opportunity to work closely with the Museum’s collections and staff…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 16, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Superstition and Belief

Artists have dealt with myth, religion, belief, fantasy, dreams for centuries. Dragons, saints, druids, churches, tribal ceremonies, all of these can be classified as potential subject matter for this exhibit. Roman and Greek mythology can be the source of an artists inspiration…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 16, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Softseating - Paper Furniture

We've all had this experience with furniture: You either have too much of it as soon as you are moving to a new place, or too little of it when you're having guests over. When you are moving, furniture is a hassle because it is bulky, heavy, and a total pain to schlep up three sets of stairs. On the other hand, furniture is much…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 10, 2015 at 5:01am — No Comments

The unexpected beauty of manhole covers around the world

Kurashiki City, JapanA colourful fire hydrant cover.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 7, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

"All About Jewelry" at Paluma Arts Center

Added by Brigitte Martin on August 7, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ferguson's Radical Knitters

The Yarn Mission formed in 2014 in response to the violence and police brutality in Ferguson Photograph: The Guardian

Interesting to read about this group in a British newspaper. Where's the US coverage? - BMartin,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 7, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

BIG News, Norfolk Holidays and the RCA

It is the end of the holiday period and some of you might be wondering why I've not posted very much over the last few weeks and the truth of the matter is that I've not been able to speak about what's been happening until now.…

Birmingham Central Library
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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 7, 2015 at 8:22am — 2 Comments

WANTED Better Displays - Display Offender #1 Black Drape Booths

New Blog Post series by Harriete Estel Berman!

Retailing is a highly competitive market -- especially at a craft show. Not only are you competing with every other seller at…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 6, 2015 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Stay in Touch: Seven Years of the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship Exhibition

Exhibition Dates:

August 1 - October 17, 2015

Public Opening:

Friday, September 25, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm…

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Added by The Society of Arts and Crafts on August 5, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

A lot of people think they know how to sharpen pencils. They don't.

A practical and theoretical treatise on the artisanal craft of pencil sharpening. The number one #2 pencil sharpener in the world, David Rees takes viewers through the delicate process of sharpening a pencil by hand. Watch and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 4, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Art Room, UK: Art as Therapy for Disengaged Children

Art and craft education benefits absolutely everybody and especially those who don't do well in standardized environments or have been through personal turmoil. In education, why do we focus so much on STEM when we really need to have…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 3, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Society of Arts and Crafts Boston selected for Pier 4 Cultural Space

Newbury Street-based nonprofit will move operations to 20,000-square-foot space on South Boston Waterfront

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Colorado-based real estate investment trust firm UDR have chosen The Society of Arts and Crafts as the future tenant for…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

American Craft Council: Hip Pop Helps Emerging Designers Enter High-end Craft Show Market

Application process opens: September 1, 2015.

Are you ready to take the next step with your career? Join a supportive community of fellow emerging artists in our Hip Pop…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2015 at 7:04am — No Comments

Tip of the Month: Slaying the Myth Monsters

Source: CERF+ Studio Protector

Myths may lie dormant on Monster Island, but when disaster rears its ugly head, they will come down on you like Godzilla’s foot on Tokyo! Knowledge is power and can help you keep your monster under control.

Myth: My studio is…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Summer Holidays

Michael On The Beach



Such a lot going on and I've not posted again for two weeks. SO, since my last post, summer has been an intermittent affair of hot sun and cold rain and the last week or so, the weather has turned decidedly cool. On one of those cool…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 25, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

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Begun in 2005 by metalsmith, Parker Brown, Crescent Moon Armoury is a small business dedicated to the continuing craft of historical armour smithing.  The majority of its work focuses on historical armour for the modern collectors and martial…See More
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Young Future: Richard Peterson

-- Image left: "Home of the Free". Photo credit: Charlie Cummings, Charlie Cummings Gallery.One of crafthaus’ focuses is advocacy. Advocacy for craft as an art form and advocacy for…See More
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ZoologyofWeather

I have been working on a series of textile works that borrow the maps and symbols of meteorology. I applied for and received a BC Arts Council grant to re-learn animation -I had done 3 animated films in the 1980s but now the technology is all…
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