Applications for the 2016 show are due September 20th !

The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts and design. Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120 artists from a large pool of applicants. Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. No one is grandfathered into the show. There is no quota for any category of Craft Art. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work. The show is produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee. Proceeds from the Show fund grants that benefit the Smithsonian’s education, outreach, and research programs.
The Show does not charge sales commissions. However, accepted artists are encouraged to donate an item for the Craft Show’s on-line auction, raffle, or other fund-raising initiatives, proceeds of which benefit the Smithsonian.

Electronic applications: By September 20, 2015.
The non-refundable fee for applying is $50. NOTICE: The application fee is due at the time you fill out the online application and accept the terms and conditions.
A late fee of additional $25 must be included for electronic applications received after September 20, 2015. Late electronic entries will not be accepted after September 27, 2015.

Preview Night Benefit: April 20, 2016
April 21-24, 2016

National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Judiciary Square Metro Station (Red Line)

For more information or to apply click below.


Where does the money go? Watch this SCW Featured Grant.