Juried Craft Exhibition

October 20, 2018 - January 27, 2019

For over 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft in its temporary exhibitions by artists working locally and throughout the region. Capitalizing on the Museum’s popular annual exhibitions of drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and watercolors, the first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was formally established in 1958. Since then, a rich array of woodwork, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, textiles, metalwork, glass, enamel, and leather has been selected by jurors from museums and universities located throughout the United States. Selected by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Director and juror Paul Sacaridiz, the 2018 Juried Craft Exhibition will celebrate this long history and one of the most vital modes of artistic production today.

Right: Installation view of 19th Contemporary Crafts Exhibition, 1975. Delaware Art Museum, Institutional Archives.

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Exhibition-Related Events

Artist Demonstrations
Free with Museum admission
Sunday, January 6 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leslie Pontz (crochet)
Sunday, January 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kimberly Hall and Justin Hardison (screenprinting)

Craft Night: Embroidery circle
Thursday, January 17 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
$15 Members, $20 Non-Members | No registration required

Building Sculpture: Pieces of the Whole Workshop
Saturday, January 26 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Samara Weaver | $55 Members, $70 Non-Members

Sunday Studio
Second Sundays | Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Recommended for ages 6+ with adults | Free
December 9: Cast sculptures
January 13: Sgraffito tiles


This exhibition is organized by the Delaware Art Museum. Support provided by the Emily DuPont Exhibition Fund. Additional support provided, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.