The 22nd Academy Art Museum Craft Show, Celebrating the Makers, will be held October 11 through 13, 2019, at the Academy Art Museum and the Waterfowl Building in Easton, MD.
The indoor, juried craft show features 70 artists from across the United States whose work encompasses all craft media: basketry, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal, mixed media, sculpture, and wood. This year’s Visionary Artist is Aaron Taylor Kuffner of Brooklyn, NY. Kuffner crafts sonic kinetic sculptures and stages site-specific installations around the world. His Gamelatrons create sanctuaries both in public and private spaces. One will be installed in the Museum’s front yard beginning in September.
Exciting features of this year’s Craft Show include an online auction, opening at the beginning of October and running through October 15. Participating artists will present a selection of their works in an online format that will be shared nationally. New at this year’s Craft Show will also be several emerging artists, some with local ties, representing jewelry, ceramics, paper, and wood. There will also be artist demonstrations, Maker Podcasts, Artists in Conversation, projects for Little Crafters throughout the weekend, and Free Sunday.
Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum, says, “This year’s Craft Show showcases the nationally-recognized makers behind the crafts that we showcase this year. Shoppers will appreciate getting to know these artists in person while enjoying demonstrations of their work. The event provides critical support of our year-round offerings in children’s and adult education and world-class exhibitions.”
All proceeds from the Craft Show and from the online auction go to the Academy Art Museum to support the many community-based programs for all ages. The Craft Show hours will be Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a Preview Event on Thursday, October 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. There will be an Artist Talk by Aaron Taylor Kuffner on Sunday, October 6 at 2 p.m. at the Museum to kick off the event. Craft Show admission is $10 for Museum members and $12 for non-members. Sunday will be Family Day with free admission for all attendees. Tickets will be available online beginning September 1. For more information about this event, visit academycraftshow.com or call 410-822-2787.