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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

This Batman Motel Room is the Batmanniest

Just came across this image of a Batman-themed motel room and, as always, when I see things like that two thoughts cross my mind immediately. Firstly, which genius put this room together and made it happen, as in: whose wonderful craftsmanship is at work here?…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 21, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Karyl Sisson - Sewing Notions

Purseverance (#8), 2001, Deconstructed vintage handbag and wire, 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" x 3 3/4"

Photo - Susan Einstein

Artist Statement:…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 13, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

RIP: The House of Falling Furniture

"Defenestration" was an original, local landmark in San Francisco, CA between 1997 and 2013. The artist behind the work is Brian Goggin.



The…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 7, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Catwalk - University of East London - Autumn/Winter 2015/16

I came across images of the UEL school's recent undergrad fashion show and thought I'd share them on crafthaus to give you all a peek outside of the US. There are many fashion schools in London and the work that their students produce is decidedly different from…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 22, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Materials Hard & Soft

Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition



ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 19, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

Mark Dion - Artifacts and Display

RAIDING NEPTUNE'S VAULT, 1997-1998

Dredging the bottom of a canal in Venice, Italy

Mark Dion has conducted a number of archaeological projects over the last decade: he dredged a Venetian canal for Raiding Neptune’s…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 10, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Andrew Simonet: Let's Change It Up!

"I'm Andrew Simonet, a choreographer from Philadelphia. For the past ten years, I've been looking at how artists thrive (and suffer) in America. I started Aritsts U, a grassroots, artist-run, free program for building sustainable artist lives. I wrote Making Your Life as an Artist, which you can download…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 5, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Talwst - Tiny Landscapes

Execution Of Michael Brown 2014

Canadian-Trinidadian artist Talwst was once given an old ring box by a Parisian street vendor, who told him: “I want to see what you make with this.” Talwst placed…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Elisabeth Lecourt: Les robes géographiques

“Le Voyage dans les Entrailles”, Voyage of Sir Francis Drake
Atlantic Ocean map, rep. 1585

Signed and sealed E.L. …
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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 1, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Knitted Knockers are the People's Choice

A group of volunteer knitters who make cotton artificial breasts for women who have had mastectomies has won an award in recognition of its charity work. Knitted Knockers UK claimed this year’s People’s Choice Epic Award, chosen by a public vote on …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 29, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Artist as Jeweler: Giorgio Vigna

Giorgio Vigna, Sasso

2015 collection, Copper, silver, magnetic brooches, Unique and signed, Courtesy Elisabetta Cipriani

BY Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop | May 26, 2015

Born in 1955 in Verona, designer and artist…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 27, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Chairy Tales at COLLECT: Studio Tord Boontje

We’ve been invited to exhibit at COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects by organisers the Crafts Council. Titled Chairy Tales, the display of 11 chairs celebrates Tord’s exploration in chair design starting with the celebrated…

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

Louisa Guinness Gallery (UK): THE JEWELLER AS ARTIST 1960-80

After focusing for 12 years on jewels by artists known for their painting or sculpting, Louisa Guinness has decided to expand and extend her business. She is delighted to …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 5, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Craft in America: California Handmade - State of the Arts

Nate Cotterman

Some Assmebly Required: Bacchus & Tazza

Blown and flame-worked glass, 2014

Craft in America is pleased to announce…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 5, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fake It to Make It: The Dilemma of Delegating Fabrication

BY Stephen Shaheen, Modern Painters | April 22, 2015

Contemporary art faces a dilemma. At no other time has the celebrity of
 the author been more important in the marketing of the artwork. Yet at no other time have artists been so…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 24, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Morana Kranjec - Folded and Cut



The level of complexity found in Morana Kranjec’s folded fashions appears to defy logic. The seams where paper slides into paper are hidden, giving no clue to their construction. In organized chaos the sheets stack upon each other, slashed and delicately twisted to expose the gaps and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2015 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Eastern State Penitentiary's accepting art proposals for 2016

Eastern State Penitentiary's now accepting art proposals for the 2016 season.

Art Orientations

We strongly recommend that artists begin the proposal process by attending an artist orientation. These informal tours/conversations give the artists…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 13, 2015 at 9:16am — No Comments

Bea Szenfeld - Paper Art on the Runway

Bea Szenfeld, born 1972 in Poland and raised in Sweden, studied at Stockholm's Beckmans College of Design from which she graduated in 2002.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 4, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Making a Scene - MAD, NY

Join MAD for the upcoming series Making a Scene: Objects for Performance. Exploring the role of objects in performance today, Making a Scene will reveal the often undocumented…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 4, 2015 at 12:25pm — No Comments

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