2018 Exhibitions

Exhibition spaces throughout Philadelphia showcase the most honored and innovative artists working today in wood, clay, fiber, metal, and glass. Each year CraftNOW highlights exhibits and events to correspond with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show in November emphasizing Philadelphia as a destination for craft and making.

In 2018, CraftNOW presents the city-wide exhibition series Making a Difference to visitors as a means of discovering how craft promotes positive change, social cohesion and meaningful dialogue. Click below to see what CraftNOW partner venues will have on view during your visit to Philadelphia.

American Swedish Historical Museum

From the Heart, Made by Hand
& Installations by Ted Hallman

 

Bertrand Productions at Globe Dye Works

Trish Demasi & Katarina Riesing: Fancy Pants

 

The Center for Art in Wood

Merryll Saylan: This is Your Life

 

Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Syd Carpenter

 

The Clay Studio

Making a Difference: Social and Political Activism in Clay

 

Fabric Workshop + Museum

Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly Watched Girls

 

The Galleries at Moore

Space/Craft/Community: In Collaboration with the Leeway Foundation

 

Gravers Lane Gallery

Polly Barton: Intimate/Intricate/Radical

 

Icebox Project Space

Seven Sines: Julianne Swartz

 

InLiquid

Confluence: Teaching, Making, Ideation and Innovation

Moderne Gallery

American Studio Furniture:
Masterworks from the First Generation

 

Paradigm Gallery

Seth Clark and Alex Eckman-Lawn

 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Rina Banerjee:
Make Me a Summary of the World

 

Phila Dumpster Divers at Dupree Gallery

Re-Crafted: Found-Object Art

 

PHL Airport

It’s a Wrap: 20 for 20

 

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Ebb Tide: Sculptures by Tasha Lewis

 

RAIR

Artist in Residence Shelley Spector

 

University of the Arts

Inspiration: Trace Collaborative Natural Dye Project

 

UArts, C+MS Gallery 316

Turbulance: Patrick Coughlin, Olivia Jones and Mallory Weston

 

Wayne Art Center

Craft Forms

 

Wexler Gallery

Roberto Lugo

Wharton Esherick Museum

Paintings by Becky Suss and the 25th Annual Woodworking Competition

 

1241 Project Space

We Are Here

 

Masters of Craft: American Craft Council Fellows in Philadelphia

During CraftNOW’s inaugural year in 2015, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Center for Art in Wood and The Clay Studio honored 14 American Craft Council Fellows from Philadelphia who have had an enduring national impact through their works in wood, clay, fiber, metal, and glass.

Masters of Craft is documented, in its entirety, with a 160-page publication, including essays, artist profiles, and a full-color catalog of the included works. To purchase your hard copy today, email your request to [email protected]. You can also view the catalog free of charge online at the link below.

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