Apply to be in the 2017 Smithsonian Craft Show

Artists, please click HERE to apply to the 2017 Smithsonian Craft Show

EXTENSION: Applications are due by September 29, 2016.

See You Next Year!  April 26-30 2017

Thank you all for attending the 2016 Smithsonian Craft Show! It was another great year full of fine craft. We can’t wait to see the beautiful photos you’ve taken! Tag us on social media and we will share them.

Explore the Dale Chihuly Macchia installation in 360° below.

Macchia works by Dale Chihuly, lower view. #SmithsonianCraftShow #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

 Chihuly Honored as 2016 Visionary Artist


Watch Our Interview with 2016 Craft Show Artist Lisa Zerkowitz!

More interviews with craft show artists can be viewed by going to the “Craft Show Videos” drop down menu.

Craft Show Videos

“Conversations with Smithsonian Craft Show Artists,” is a special series of eight video shorts highlighting American craft artists who have participated in Smithsonian Craft Shows, past and present.

The 2-minute videos which showcase the highest standard of craft artists in America, reveal to the public the artists’ philosophy, their relationship to their work, and the importance of the Smithsonian Craft Show. The eight conversations will be launched on the  Smithsonian Craft Show website: over the next 3 months.  The artists are:  Michael Puryear, furniture maker; Aaron Macsai, jeweler; Clifford Lee, ceramicist, Lisa Zerkowitz, glass artist; Mary Jackson; basket maker; Eric Seritella, ceramicist; Matthew Fine, glass; Randall Darwall, wearable art.

All eight of these artists have been juried into multiple Smithsonian Craft Shows over the past 34 years.