PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
The 38th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 6 to 9, 2014, with a Preview Party on November 5. The jury will accept 195 craft artists.
The show serves as the Museum's largest yearly fundraising event and is devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of craft art. Cumulative 36-year contribution: $10+ million. Funds raised are used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to support exhibitions and education programs and to contribute to conservation and publication projects.
Approximately 18,000 visitors attend. Out of the 195 artists exhibiting, approximately 41 are new to the show, with a number of these juried under the Emerging Artist category.
The show uses Juried Art Services (juriedartservices.com) for electronic applications. To contact them directly: email@example.com or 561-832-0480. The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically by April 1, 2014, is $50.00, payable online* at the time you fill out the application.
The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically between April 2, 2013, and April 13, 2014, at 11:59 PST is $75, payable online at the time you fill out the application.
*If you prefer to pay by check, please make check payable to PMA CRAFT SHOW and mail to PMA CRAFT SHOW, PO BOX 7646, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19101. Be sure to include your application identification number so that we may credit your account appropriately.
Each entrant must submit five (5) images for consideration by the jury. Images must be of current work and representative of work entrant plans to exhibit at the show. Do not submit a booth display image.
To encourage the participation of craft artists who are beginning their careers, an Emerging Artist category is available. At the 2013 Show, eight (8) emerging artists participated. This option is open only to those who have been working at their craft for six (6) years or less and who have never exhibited at the Show. The application procedure and fees are the same as above. However, those who check the Emerging Artist category will be juried in that same category. If you choose to apply as an Emerging Artist, you must do so exclusively. Those who are accepted will have two booth options: to share a booth with one other emerging artist or pay the special fee of $1,000 for a 10'x10' booth space.
November 6-9, 2014, with a Preview Party on November 5.
Move-in starts November 4.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Show is open to all craft artists who are residents of and working in the United States. All work, whether one-of-a-kind pieces or limited editions, should be well conceived and expertly executed without technical faults; works should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, showing imagination and the mark of the craft artist's individuality.
Basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (includes all media), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, handmade paper, wearables and wood.
Calligraphy, fine arts such as painting, photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category; candles; handmade soap; dried flower arrangements; pressed flowers; seed and pod decorations; mass-produced work, commercially made objects that have been embellished such as bottles, boxes, bowls, eggs, weather boards, stones, shells, buttons, decorated furniture and handmade reproductions. Objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are also not acceptable.
MORE INFORMATION: http://pmacraftshow.org/2014-application