This Craft Show is the most prestigious and largest juried craft show on the Delmarva Peninsula! Come see why! Please review the following information, taken from their website, about the show...
Can it really be 20 years since the Academy Art Museum gave birth to the first Craft Show, introducing our community to beautiful American crafts that normally were seen only on 'the Western Shore'? The first Craft Show gave birth to an event that now highlights 70 artists, each recognized locally and nationally as being the best of the best. What started out as an idea is now one of the Academy's most successful and joyful events for attendees, local businesses, and, importantly, the artists. Treasures exemplifying quality at every price point, allowing each attendee to find that special piece of art! In addition, we attract Talbot County residents as well as guests who return for their annual weekend getaways.
What makes our Craft Show different?
Our selection committee personally meets with many of the artists. We balance the various artistic media so that all works will shine. To increase the artists' sales success rate, there are products representing all price points. The artistic creations cover the gambit from small well priced treasures to expensive one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Given that we are juried show, our artists have a number of awards to their credit.
This year we will introduce Emerging Artists, passionate and skillful artists who are now entering their field as professionals.
Our Preview Party provides an opportunity for attendees to be the first to meet individually with the artists, to see their for-sale work and to make pre-show purchases.
Our Visionary Artist and Honorary Chair brings a unique aspect to the 2017 Craft Show. Renowned artist, Bennett Bean, an innovator and leader in the field of ceramics, will be recognized with a special exhibit in the Museum Atrium during the Show as well as a pre-show museum exhibition. Meet Bennett at a limited seating luncheon on Friday, September 15.
A weekend-long live demonstration of Raku fired pottery will be presented at the Museum by regional artist Brett Thomas with his mobile Raku unit.