Call For Entries
Juried Member Only Exhibition - Under the Influence
What people, items, trends, and cultural movements leave their imprint on the items you create today?
Under the Influence is your opportunity to showcase the importance & impact of those forces in your creative life. Under the Influence is a 5 week exhibition celebrating the influences that make your work the special focus that it has become. Who was your mentor, what cultural or ethnic or social trends sped you on your way? How do you illustrate those movements in your work? Opens July 5th and runs through August 10th. The application deadline is coming up soon! Submission closes on May 29. Acceptances will be mailed on June 7. Open to members who have achieved Juried Status
May 3 to June 22, 2013
Members of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen join together to celebrate the abundance of spring and summer in the exhibition “In Bloom,” opening May 3 at the Center of American Craft, 335 N. Queen St., Lancaster.
Among the works on display, you’ll find bright jewelry, elegant vases waiting for your garden’s plenty, and photography that captures the season’s swell.
Elizabeth Gates, a paper artist based in Lancaster, contributed a book construction to the show. Pages literally flower up into sculptural forms, turning the book itself into a garden.
Sharon Merkel’s photography, which adorns the postcards for the exhibition, showcase the range of blues, greens, pinks and reds that make spring and summer a riot of beauty.
Pam Cummings, a Harrisburg-based potter, presents several vases. These pieces offer the perfect balancebetween her distinctive earth-toned glazes, the gracefulforms, and intense colors of flowers.
“Everything that blossoms here can be part of your life from a mug just right for the family picnic to the journal your recent graduate can use to document their next stage of life,” says Sherrie Boyer, executive director.
Also included in the show are woodworking, fiber art, paintings, and more. In Bloom is on display from May 3 to June 22. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday 12 – 4 pm. Meet the artist events and demonstrations to be announced.
Home at Last, 2012
A Thing or Two, 2012
New Leaf, 2011
Garden Party, 2010
Handmade Home, 2010
Edges & Borders, 2010
Thread Count, 2009
from Raw to Refined, 2009
In the Kitchen, 2009
The Guild Goes Green, 2009
Guilded Tulip, 2008
PA Craft, 2006
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National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.