This fall, craft enthusiasts can come in out of the cold for the 25th annual Washington Craft Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC, showcasing works from nearly 200 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists. Featured media will include ceramics, glass, fiber, decorative and wearable art, wood-turned and carved objects, furniture, metals, jewelry and more.
This year’s show also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of studio art glass in America with events that pay tribute to Harvey K. Littleton, who founded America’s studio glass movement. These include a special exhibit by the Maurine Littleton Gallery (exhibiting contemporary artists in glass, metal and ceramics); a lecture on Littleton moderated by Elizabeth Blair of NPR; and a book signing by Joan Falconer Byrd, author of Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass.
Other events will include a lecture by glass artist Josh Simpson; a talk by a curator from The Textile Museum about contemporary fiber art; a fashion show featuring the work of fashion and jewelry designers; and screenings of A Not So Still Life: The Ginny Ruffner Story.
For more information, visit craftsamericashows.com.