Message from Show Chairs

The theme of the 2021 Smithsonian Craft Show, Celebrating American Artistry, signals how delighted we are to offer a show and sale featuring over 100 of the finest of American craft artists. With the ongoing pandemic and our overriding concern for everyone’s health and safety, we had to pivot from a live to a virtual show. We invite you to explore the artists’ shops online where you will find a wide array of stunningly beautiful items at all price points. 

We are grateful for the tireless efforts of the members of the Smithsonian Women’s Committee who made this show a reality, as well as the support from our sponsors and our Program Coordinator, Heidi Austreng and her assistant, Hannah Jones.  We also thank the three jurors who carefully selected this exciting group of artists. 

As it has for past 39 years, the net proceeds of this show will support the Smithsonian Women’s Committee grants program that funds education, research, conservation, and exhibitions throughout the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo.  Thanks to all for shopping online and enjoy the show!

Trudi Hahn & Eileen Rabbitt

Craft Show Chairs

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