Craft Forms 2017, the International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts, will be on display at Wayne Art Center from December 8, 2017 − January 27, 2018. This eagerly anticipated exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of fine contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors. Craft Forms is internationally recognized as one of the premiere contemporary craft exhibitions brought to the Philadelphia region for over twenty-three years. The finest works of ceramics, wood, fiber, metal, glass, mixed medium and 3D printing are featured, supporting the Center’s mission of expanding the public’s awareness of fine contemporary crafts and significantly benefiting all educational and outreach programs for children and adults.
Craft Forms’ status as a fine craft exhibition grows each year in large part due to the expertise of the acclaimed jurors. We are pleased to welcome Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft of the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as this year’s Craft Forms Juror. A seasoned curator, published writer and respected lecturer, Ms. Atkinson selected a collection of 96 pieces of artwork by 94 artists from 780 artwork submissions by 429 artists representing metal, glass, ceramics, fiber, wood, digital and mixed media by artists from around the world. “We are honored to have Nora Atkinson’s involvement this year. Her endorsement is greatly valued by all of those involved in the execution of this highly anticipated exhibition that celebrates the diversity of so many talented contemporary craft artists around the world”, commented Nancy Campbell, Executive Director and Founder of Craft Forms.