Jason Rapp

#SCartists get some Brotherly Love

Four accepted to Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show


Fine contemporary craft is back in Philadelphia (and, helpfully, online), just in time for the holiday season.

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The 45th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show runs in-person and online Nov. 5-7, 2021 after a preview event Nov. 4. Presenting the talents of 195 juried artists, attendees will have the opportunity to shop both on-site and online. The in-person preview party will include an awards ceremony, and there will be virtual artist talks throughout the weekend.

Four #SCartists are being welcomed to the show:

Lovatelli received an Arts Project Support Grant from the SCAC for this exhibition among others in prior years. Lenz is also recent SCAC grantee.


If you happen to be in the area enjoying autumn in a beautiful and culturally vibrant city, or you can take off on a whim, the organizers of the PMA Craft Show are looking forward to bringing a safe and welcoming weekend to all who attend. In accordance with the latest safety guidelines, masks and proof of vaccination are required to enter the PMA Craft Show, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107). For those not able to attend in person, the artists will also have an online presence where attendees can shop from the comfort of their home no matter where they live across the country.

Furniture makers Rob Spiece & Larissa Huff of Lohr Woodworking are getting ready. “We were thrilled to be accepted as first-time exhibitors at the online 2020 PMA Craft Show,” Spiece said. “When we won the Wharton Esherick Prize for Excellence in Wood, it was our first-ever prize and brought us immense joy during the challenging year we all faced.” Huff added, “We find inspiration in Wharton Esherick and to receive an award like this at such a prestigious event as the PMA Craft Show was an honor in every way. We’re really looking forward to bringing our work to the Convention Center and experiencing the show in person this year.”

Philadelphia is highly regarded for museum-quality contemporary craft and design, and the PMA Craft Show is one of the city’s premier events. Each November, 195 fine craft artists showcase their work in categories including ceramics, furniture, jewelry, fiber, wood, metal, emerging artists, and more. Now in its 45th year, The Craft Show, presented by The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has raised more than $13.5 million over its history. As the museum’s largest single fundraiser, funds help support museum initiatives, including education, art and fine craft acquisitions, state-of-the-art equipment, and special exhibitions.

The Craft Show Committee is dedicated to helping the artists. The public is encouraged to follow Craft Show artists via their social media and websites. Follow @pmacraftshow across social media channels and search #pmacraftshow to help locate artists and their work. To learn more about the Craft Show and to purchase advance tickets for the in-person show, visit www.pmacraftshow.org.



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