Due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence, the application for the Smithsonian Craft Show 2019 will be extended until September 21! Late application deadline is September 28 (additional fee applies to late applications).



Lloyd Herman: Founding Director, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Crawford Alexander Mann III: Curator of Prints and Drawings, Smithsonian American Art Museum

MaryAnn Wilkinson: Exhibitions Director, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, and Adjunct Curator of Modern Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art



Best of Show – Nicario Jimenez (Mixed Media)

Donors: Lawrence Hough, Timothy Harr

Gold Award — The Susie Gray Founder’s Award – Claire Kelly (Glass)

Donor: Geoffrey Gray, to be selected by Susie Gray, SWC member and founder of the Smithsonian Craft Show

Silver Award – Holly Anne Mitchell (Jewelry)

Donor: Nelnet

Bronze Award – Michael Dickey (Ceramics)

Donors: Diane and Marc Grainer

Excellence in Ceramics – Irina Okula 

Donated in memory of L. Marvin Hill

Excellence in Glass – Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck 

Donors: Caroline and Jim Norman

Excellence in Jewelry – Biba Schutz 

Donor: Ornament Magazine, to be selected by Carolyn Benesh

New Direction — Excellence in Design of the Future – Nicolette Jelen (Glass)

Donor: Kate Nemec Simonds

Honoring the Future Sustainability Award – Mary Jane Piccuirro (Mixed Media)

Donor: Honoring the Future, an Open Space Institute Project, to be selected by Lloyd Herman

First Time Exhibitor Award – James Carter (Metal)

Donor: Betty Foster



These awards are voted on by the exhibitors and presented on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm.

Gold Award  – Ben Strear (Wood)

Donors: Martha and David Martin

Silver Award – Fred Kaemmer (Glass)

Donors: Louise C. Millikan, Alix Myerson and Eloise C. Poretz, in loving memory of Margaret C. Collins and to honor her many years of service

Bronze Award – Evan Chambers (Mixed Media)

Donor: Sarah Ducich and Don Blanchon