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This Month

Jan 1, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015

LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists.

Pouch, probably Iroquois, 1850. Skin, cloth, glass beads, porcupine quills, twine. Gift of Mr. Albert V. Sander. Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, Autry National Center; 20.X.4

Mar 15, 2014 to Apr 26, 2015

“Floral Journey” Explores the dynamic history native North American beadwork.

Apr 11, 2014 to May 1, 2015

This residency is ideal for the ceramic artist working on a short-term project.

Angie Reano Owen, Cuff. Turquoise inlaid on shell, 3.5” by 2.5.” Photo by Kitty Leaken, image courtesy MIAC.

Apr 13, 2014 to Mar 2, 2016

“Turquoise, Water, Sky” is a reimagining of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry.

Apr 27, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

“Runway of Love” surveys the extensive oeuvre of the late influential fashion designer Patrick Kelly.

May 8, 2014 to Feb 15, 2015

An exhibition of the work of fifteen contemporary textile artists working with felt.

May 17, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

René Lalique (French, 1860 ─ 1945) was a successful jeweller who gradually introduced glass into his designs until it became his primary medium. A seminal influence on the Art Nouveau and Deco movements in France, the mass production of his designs made them available to a wider array of people all around the world.

Hester Bateman (1709-94), Covered Sauceboat, 1784/85. Silver, gift of Antiques and Allied Arts Association. 1973.4 a-b. Image courtesy Birmingham Museum of Art.

Jun 5, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

An exhibition that testifies to an extraordinarily talented artist and an indomitable spirit.

Jun 14, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

“The Shakers” draws heavily on the Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon.

Jun 20, 2014 to Sep 2, 2015

a residency intended to support ceramic artists who wish to develop a body of work with a socially conscious spirit.

Image courtesy Mingei International Museum

Jun 21, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

“SURF CRAFT” will survey the century-old, worldwide art of making surfboards, testifying to their minimalist design and poetic functionality. The exhibition aims to examine the ebb and flow of surfboard design from historical, cultural, and artistic perspectives.

Jun 28, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

Grinnell will use her practice to reflect on her parents’ occupations of seamstress and machinist.

Warren Seelig, Shadowfield/Granite Path, 2010. Granite, silver brazed stainless steel. 18 x 114 x 8 in. Image courtesy Daniel Stephens.

Jul 5, 2014 to Nov 23, 2014

An exhibition that explores fiber art innovations of the past and present.

Aug 1, 2014 to Dec 29, 2014

An exciting opportunity from the Wichita Center for the Arts

Charlotte Kruk, Racine Art Museum

Aug 1, 2014 to Jul 26, 2015

Artist Charlotte Kruk explores alternative understandings of the term “eye candy.”

Aug 11, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014

Hand Papermaking Journal produces limited-edition collections of paper art in biannual portfolios.

Aug 14, 2014 to Jan 25, 2015

Featuring selections from the Honolulu Museum of Art’s rich collection of contemporary fiber art.

Quilt, Russia and United States, c. 1899. Glass beads, velvet embroidered with wool, silk, and metallic thread. The Jewish Museum, New York, Purchase: Judaica Acquisitions Fund, 1986-119.

Aug 22, 2014 to Feb 1, 2015

Highlighting a colorful patchwork quilt that bears Eastern European and American imagery.

African Print Cloths from the Fowler Museum collection. Image courtesy of the Fowler Museum.

Aug 24, 2014 to Dec 14, 2014

Exploring the cultural and artistic significance of these double-printed cloths.

Robert Bliss, Lady Mursaki’s Fan Chair

Aug 25, 2014 to Feb 27, 2015

Delving into the role that Black Mountain College played in mid-century design and studio craft.

Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 14, 2014

The first exhibition to explore Polich’s significant contributions to his medium.

Sep 1, 2014 to Mar 21, 2015

An exhibit including more than 80 American-made containers...

Sep 1, 2014 to May 1, 2015

For a ceramic artist with a special project requiring one to eight weeks' time.

Work by Jason Hackenwerth. Image courtesy of Craft Alliance.

Sep 5, 2014 to Jan 25, 2015

An immersive experience that will transform the Craft Alliance gallery.

Sep 6, 2014 to Feb 22, 2015

One of the most outstanding collections of American Mid-Century Studio Craft.

Pinky Resenga, “Embroidered Textile,” 2001 or 2002. Cotton, Acrylic, Thread. The Mapula Embroidery Project, Winterveld, Gauteng, South Africa. Fowler Museum at UCLA X2011.8.19; Gift of William H. Worger and Nancy L. Clark.

Sep 7, 2014 to Dec 7, 2014

"Bearing Witness” features work by South African embroidery artists.

Man’s cloth; Mambae

Sep 7, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

Exploring the rich history of textile construction, pattern, and use on the island of Timor.

Barbara Dill, "Cluck,Clook,Click." Image courtesy of the artist.

Sep 7, 2014 to Dec 28, 2014

The AAW is excited top present “Rising,” their 2014 Annual Juried and Invitational Exhibition.

Sep 9, 2014 to Mar 8, 2015

Some of the most startling designer gowns and jewelry from the 1930s and 40s.

Sep 12, 2014 to Dec 9, 2014

The exhibition runs through December 9.

Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, "Melting Silver."

Sep 12, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

Myra Mimlitsch-Gray’s first solo retrospective exhibition.

Sep 13, 2014 to Dec 21, 2014

An international perspective on modern and contemporary crafts.

Sep 13, 2014 to Feb 1, 2015

The Museum of Glass is excited to present “Hilltop Artists,” a look back at the two-decade history of Hilltop Artists, a program that introduces glass art skills and techniques to marginalized and economically disadvantaged youth. There will be an opening reception for Museum of Glass members on Sunday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Sep 13, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

The Textile Society of America (TSA) is pleased to announce its first ever juried exhibition, “New Directions,” in conjunction with their 2014 biennial symposium of the same name.

Clare Graham, Button Algae Clusters, 2011-2013. Image courtesy of the artist.

Sep 13, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

“The Answer is Yes” is Graham’s first solo museum show.

Seth Rolland, Oxeye Hall Table. 34" H x 54" W x 21"D. Image courtesy of Whatcom Museum.

Sep 13, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

This exhibition celebrates Northwest Designer Craftsmen's 60th anniversary.

Sep 13, 2014 to Feb 15, 2015

An exhibition of 70 intricate, flame-worked still-life sculptures.

Sep 13, 2014 to Mar 8, 2015

Exploring the way that folk woodworking influences broader understandings of Russian identity.

Sep 13, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

An exhibition of industrial, architectural glass sculptures by Howard Ben Tré.

Marina Dempster, "Immune", 2009. Found shoes, cera de campeche (beeswax/pine resin), glass seed beads, spiral rope chain, silk threads, recycled rabbit fur, porcupine quills, Scarlet Macaw & Flamingo feathers (Toronto Zoo donations).15 x 40 x 15 cm. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Sep 13, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014

The exhibition will include over 40 pieces of diverse and wearable art.

Installation view of "Dance & Fashion," featuring (L to R), costume designs by Valentino Garavani, Iris van Herpen, and “Cygne Noir” haute couture gown by Christian Dior. Photograph © The Museum at FIT, New York.

Sep 13, 2014 to Jan 3, 2015

An exhibit that explores the comingling of dance and fashion.
 

Sep 13, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

LACMA has selected ten small quilts from their permanent collection.

Sep 19, 2014 to Dec 5, 2014

March 13, 2015

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Keynote: Sir Christopher Frayling, former Rector, Royal College of Art

Sep 20, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

An exhibition of work by members of the Syracuse Ceramic Guild.

Wayne Higby, "White Terrace Gap," 1984. Glazed earthenware, raku-fired. 11 ½ x 18 x 16 ½ in. Private Collection. Photo by Brian Oglesbee.

Sep 21, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

The first major retrospective of ceramicist Wayne Higby.

Sep 21, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

Installations by Wallin Malinow and Edgar Mosa.

Sep 21, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

Exploring the Civil War through the quilts and textiles of the time.

Sep 22, 2014 to Feb 1, 2015

Providing a forum for artists to share their responses to a growing public health concern.

Sep 23, 2014 to Feb 8, 2015

Celebrating the institution’s founder.

Connie Lippert, Wakulla (red line series). Image courtesy American Tapestry Alliance.

Sep 25, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

Kent State University Museum is pleased to host the 10th American Tapestry Biennial.

Sep 26, 2014 to Dec 28, 2014

A national invitational exhibition of fine craft.

Danny Kamerath, "Kampa," 2013. Afzelia wood, glass. 48 x 26 x 17 in. Photo by Danny Kamerath.

Sep 26, 2014 to Dec 24, 2014

The eighth iteration of HCC's popular biennial exhibition.

Sep 27, 2014 to Sep 20, 2015

Addressesing the role that trees play as inspiration and medium in contemporary art.

Sep 30, 2014 to Mar 15, 2015

Highlighting Scott’s range in both form and content.

Oct 1, 2014 to Jan 18, 2015

A free artist and writer’s residency located in Chapala, Mexico.

Oct 1, 2014 to Jan 9, 2015

Inviting submissions from architects and artists nationwide interested in showing their models and maquettes.

Sheila Hicks, Banisteriopsis II,1965–66/2010. Wool and linen, dimensions variable. The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Gift of the artist in honor of Jenelle Porter. ©Charles Mayer.

Oct 1, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

Surveying the role of fiber in the art of the last several decades.

 David Stuempfle, "Large Jar." Wood-fired ceramic. Image courtesy of Blue Spiral 1.

Oct 2, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Featuring work by North Carolina wood, furniture, and wood-fired ceramics artists

Work by Daniel Essig. Image courtesy of Blue Spiral 1.

Oct 2, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Featuring work that addresses obscure animal imagery and imagined hybrids set in a scientific or historic context.

Jason Walker, "On The River, Down The Road (detail)," 2014. Photo by David Scherrer Photography.

Oct 3, 2014 to Mar 1, 2015

Works by Northwestern ceramicist Jason Walker.

Image courtesy Wexler Gallery

Oct 3, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014

Featuring the work of Dan Cutrone, Amie McNeel, Charlotte Potter, and Wes Valdez.

Heather Benning, "The Dollhouse: Blue Night #3," 2007. Digital chromogenic print, 20 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Oct 3, 2014 to Feb 15, 2015

Experience the emotion we feel for places despite distance in time or space.

Karen Schulz, "Out the In Door." Image courtesy of Visions Art Museum.

Oct 3, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

The 13th international juried exhibition of its kind.

Ginny Ruffner, "The Force That Shapes Seashells," 2006. Stainless steel, bronze, glass. 43 x 60 x 30 in. Mike Seidl, Seattle, WA.

Oct 4, 2014 to Jan 18, 2015

Inspired by theories of biological diversity and genetic engineering.

Amy Reichert, Seder Plate I. Image courtesy of The Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.

Oct 5, 2014 to Mar 8, 2015

Amy Reichert has been creating Jewish ritual objects since 1995.

Oct 5, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

Loeser's work straddles the seemingly separate realms of furniture and sculpture.

Tommie Rush, “Botanical Bowl Amber and Red,” 2013. Blown and hot formed glass, acid etched. 10 x 19.25 x 16.5 in.

Oct 5, 2014 to Feb 8, 2015

An invitational group exhibition that explores the rich history of glass art in the Huntsville region.

Chieko Katsumata, "Akoda Pumpkin," 2013. Sanded glazed stoneware, 15-3/4 x 17-1/3 x 15-1/3 in. Image courtesy of Randy Batista.

Oct 7, 2014 to Jul 15, 2016

Featuring some of the best 20th and 21st century Japanese ceramics.

Ashley Lyon, "Dress," 2013. Fired clay and terra sigillata.

Oct 9, 2014 to Dec 5, 2014

Exploring the ontological boundaries of images and objects.

Oct 9, 2014 to Dec 28, 2014

An exhibition of quilt pieces by artist Grace Hawley.

Nick Mount, "Reclining Bob #SB050512" and "Bob #SB040512," 2012. Suspended blown glass component, cut and polished. 28 x 47 x 22 cm and 124 x 18 x 13 cm. Photo by Pippy Mount.

Oct 10, 2014 to Feb 1, 2015

Mount is one of the world’s preeminent glass artists.

Necklace by Madeleine Wright. Bruneau jasper, peach moonstone, hessonite garnet, citrine, carnelian beads and reticulated sterling silver.  Photo courtesy of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

Oct 10, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014

An exhibition of work by League members.

Bridge City Tool Works, "CT-14 | Foxtail Shoulder Plane," 2006. Stainless Steel, Brass, Tool Steel. Photo by Joe Felzman.

Oct 10, 2014 to Feb 1, 2015

Highlighting the company's 30 years of products, sketches, and production processes.

Oct 10, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

One of the oldest and finest outdoor craft shows in the northeast.

Leslie Blackford, "The Bird and the Blackberry," 2014. Polymer, oil paint, and metal. 24 inch adjustable necklace. Photo courtesy Leslie Blackford.

Oct 12, 2014 to Feb 1, 2015

An exhibition that explores the biological through artificial materials.

Oct 13, 2014 to Mar 28, 2015

An exhibition of new additions to the McKissick's unparalleled collection of early southern stoneware.

Oct 15, 2014 to Jan 18, 2015

Celebrating wool as an artistic medium.

Oct 18, 2014 to Jan 25, 2015

Exploring the unique relationship between glass-making communities in the Pacific Northwest and Australia.

Work by Anna Mlasowsky. Image courtesy of Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area Gallery.

Oct 18, 2014 to Jan 10, 2015

A solo exhibition by German-born artist Anna Mlasowsky.

Amber Cowan, "White Swan Theater," 2013. 20 x 26 x 5.5 in. American pressed glass and mixed media. Courtesy Museum of Craft and Design.

Oct 18, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

Cowan reworks discarded glass.

Matt Elson, Infinity Box No. 6 "Radiance."

Oct 19, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

Engage and delight your inner artist!

Evening Dress, ca. 1861. Black moiré silk, black jet, black lace. Lent by Roy Langford. (C.I.L.37.1a) Photo: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Karin L. Willis.

Oct 21, 2014 to Feb 1, 2015

Delving into the fascinating history of mourning fashion.

Oct 24, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014

Lee’s Segmentation Series is inspired by his fascination with cell division.

Stoney Lamar, "Torso for WT (William Turnbull)," 1997. Ash.

Oct 24, 2014 to Jan 18, 2015

Stoney Lamar has been creating multi-axial lathe work for over 25 years.

Constance D. Old, "Sea of Blue: Plastic Floats Forever."

Oct 25, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014

Featuring 18 fiber artists from the United States and Canada...

Oct 26, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

The first exhibition of its kind at the MIA.

Sachiko Yoshida, Tsunagu-Hearts are Linked. Image courtesy La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum.

Oct 30, 2014 to Jan 24, 2015

Quilts made by Japanese quilters and victims of the 2011 Tsunami.

Oct 30, 2014 to Dec 6, 2014

An exhibition of baskets made by Elizabeth Runyon.

Oct 31, 2014 to Jan 31, 2015

Showcasing the best of Portland furniture design.

Nov 1, 2014 to Dec 27, 2014

Internationally renowned, Massachusetts-based shibori artist Carter Smith will be the Featured Artist at Textile Center's 2014 Holiday Gallery Shop.

Nov 1, 2014 to Mar 1, 2015

An international exhibition of fiber-based art.

Nov 3, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

A group exhibition that celebrates the Figure in Art.

Nov 3, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

Cohen creates mixed media flatware and jewelery from sterling silver.

Leo Capote, "Tulip Bolts Chair," 2013. Brazil. Carbon steel bolts, electrostatic painting. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Marcelo Stefanovicz.

Nov 4, 2014 12:00AM to Apr 6, 2015 12:15AM

An exhibition that explores the effects of globalization on art, design, and craft.

Nov 5, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

RHINO Gallery is pleased to present "Location, Location, Location," an exhibition on the theme of home, place, and architecture. The show, on view for three weeks at the gallery in The Shops at Canal Place, will include work by RHINO gallery artists as well as members of the greater New Orleans art community.

Nov 6, 2014 to Dec 23, 2014

An exhibition of work by master metalsmith John Marshall.

Nov 6, 2014 to Dec 23, 2014

Whitford makes hollowware sculptures.

Toshiko Takaezu, "Untitled (White and black from moon series)." Glazed stoneware.

Nov 7, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014

Featuring work in fibers, metals, ceramics, wood, and glass by 19 internationally renowned artists.

Nov 7, 2014 to Mar 1, 2015

A call for work that reflects the forward trajectory of textiles within a twenty first century intersection of conceptual innovation

Anna Mlasowsky, "Resonance." Bullseye Emerge 2014 silver award winner. Image courtesy Pittsburgh Glass Center.

Nov 7, 2014 to Jan 18, 2015

An exhibit featuring selected works from "Emerge 2014."

Vanessa L. Smith, "Excavations: Pearl and Tortoise," 2014. Earthenware. 40 x 16 x 19 in. Image courtesy Perimeter Gallery.

Nov 7, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

An exhibition of sculptural vessels by Vanessa L. Smith.

Nov 7, 2014 to Feb 2, 2015

The opportunity to show the most contemporary and innovative California clay, glass, and enamel art.

Emil Milan, "Bird." Photo by John Carlano.

Nov 7, 2014 12:00AM to Jan 24, 2015 12:15AM

Celebrating the legacy of Mid-Century designer and craftsman Emil Milan.

Nathaniel Gould, Chest of Drawers. Courtesy of Historic New England. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.

Nov 8, 2014 to Feb 16, 2015

“In Plain Sight” features 20 of Gould’s most ambitious and impressive works, many of which have only been recently attributed to the artist.

Nov 8, 2014 to Dec 28, 2014

Featuring works made in conjunction with the Center’s educational programming.

Piece by Jeremy Ayers. Image courtesy of The Society of Arts and Crafts.

Nov 8, 2014 to Jan 10, 2015

A biennial exhibition that celebrates the tradition and limitless possibility behind the ceramic cup.

Anastasia Nahanni, "Quixotic Quiver"

Nov 8, 2014 to Dec 6, 2014

A solo exhibit by Annastasia C. Nahanni.

Nov 9, 2014 to Dec 23, 2014

This year will feature over 60 artists from across Ohio.

Mary Cost, "Sun Wind Rain." Image courtesy of the Contemporary Tapestry Gallery.

Nov 13, 2014 to Dec 6, 2014

A new series by Santa Fe tapestry artist Mary Cost.

Work by Kristi Kuder. Image courtesy of Textile Center.

Nov 13, 2014 to Jan 2, 2015

The result of a 7-month exploratory process.

Camila Friedman-Gerlicz, "Dinner Set," 96 x 80 in. Porcelain. Image courtesy of Santa Fe Clay.

Nov 14, 2014 to Jan 3, 2015

Examining the work of three ceramic artists that create beautiful pieces of dinnerware.

Hee Sook Kim, "Beosun 3-1" to "Beosun 3-40," 2014, lithograph, fabric. 14 x 8 in. each, 5 x 7 ft. group.

Nov 14, 2014 to Jan 3, 2015

“Craft-Tastic” is your creative alternative to chain store holiday shopping.

Nov 14, 2014 to Jan 3, 2015

This year, Pelham Art Center devotes its annual holiday exhibition, “Craft-Tastic” to the idea of craft as social activism. Including 18 local an national artists, “Craft-Tastic,” will explore the role of traditional crafts in contemporary art and the ways in which perceived gender roles can charge these objects. Many of the works on display are also for sale during the holiday season.

Brooch, circa 1925. Gold, Diamond, Gem Stone. Private Collection. Image courtesy of the Shelburne Museum.

Nov 15, 2014 to Mar 8, 2015

Featuring pieces from the Art Nouveau movement through the present.

Nov 15, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Featuring glass ornaments from artists all over the nation.

Nov 15, 2014 to Dec 28, 2014

A premier venue for Coloradan fine art and crafts.

Necklace worn by Countess of Granard. Cartier London, special order, 1932. Platinum, diamonds, emerald. Height at center 8.80 cm. Sold to Lady Granard. Cartier Collection. Photo: Nick Welsh, Cartier Collection © Cartier.

Nov 16, 2014 to Mar 15, 2015

A comprehensive survey of Cartier’s ascendance in the international jewelry and design world.

David A. Lang, "Horse Play", 2007. Kinetic sculpture. Welded steel wire and rod, sea horses.

Nov 16, 2014 to Feb 15, 2015

Lang uses his art to make surprising and innovative connections between disparate fields.

Amy West, "Riverstone Necklace."

Nov 20, 2014 to Jan 6, 2015

Jewelry from Amy West's most recent body of work, “RiverStones.”

Nov 21, 2014 to Nov 23, 2014

A local favorite for holiday shoppers.

Nov 21, 2014 to Nov 23, 2014

The Craft + Design Show has a reputation for selecting only the best contemporary craft artists to exhibit.

Mary Filapek and LouAnn Townsend, Nautilus necklace.

Nov 22, 2014 to Nov 23, 2014

The fair features more than 120 of the finest artisans from across the United States.

Nov 22, 2014 to Nov 23, 2014

Enjoy one of the finest ceramic shows New Mexico has to offer.

Bessie Jamieson, Necklace. Image courtesy of Davis and Langdale Company.

Nov 22, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014

Jamieson is inspired by classical and byzantine designs.

Nov 22, 2014 to Jan 31, 2015

The recipient will receive a solo exhibition at Sienna Patti.

Nov 22, 2014 to Nov 23, 2014

Featuring 110 of the best contemporary craft artists from all around the country.

Nov 22, 2014 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Knock out your holiday shopping all in one exciting weekend.

Work from "Repetitive Play." Image courtesy of the Northern Clay Center.

Nov 23, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

A collaborative exhibition featuring the work of 4 accomplished ceramicists.

Nov 23, 2014 to Jan 25, 2015

An exhibition of work by contemporary jewelry artist Iris Eichenberg.

2014 Holiday Exhibition and Sale. Image Courtesy of Northern Clay Center.

Nov 23, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015

Choose from thousands of pieces in the gallery and see more than 50 in-house artist studios.

Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers, "Site Unseen."

Nov 29, 2014 to Jan 31, 2015

Their work often focuses on environmental issues of social constructions and beliefs.

Barbara Andrus, "Fieldwork." Image courtesy of Fuller Craft Museum.

Nov 29, 2014 to Feb 8, 2015

An exhibition of large-scale installation work by Barbara Andus.