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Smithsonian Craft2Wear The Smithsonian Women's Committee will host 2 shows in 2021: Craft Optimism April 24-May 1 and the Smithsonian Craft Show October 27-31. Details at www.smithsoniancraftshow.org
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The all-volunteer Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) solicits, researches and awards grants to Smithsonian projects that bring knowledge, adventure, and discovery to the world. Funding for grants comes primarily from SWC’s two signature events, the Smithsonian Craft Show and Craft2Wear. Additional support comes from corporations, foundations and individuals through the SWC Grants Fund. To date, the SWC has supported the Smithsonian with grants and endowments exceeding $11 million.

The all-volunteer Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) solicits, researches and awards grants to Smithsonian projects that bring knowledge, adventure, and discovery to the world. Funding for grants comes primarily from SWC’s two signature events, the Smithsonian Craft Show and Craft2Wear. Additional support comes from corporations, foundations and individuals through the SWC Grants Fund. To date, the SWC has supported the Smithsonian with grants and endowments exceeding $11 million.

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Smithsonian Craft Optimism has concluded and THANK YOU to all who made it a SUCCESS! 97 artists participated in our firs...
05/03/2021

Smithsonian Craft Optimism has concluded and THANK YOU to all who made it a SUCCESS! 97 artists participated in our first ever virtual curated climate-conscious marketplace featuring handcrafted American goods that educated the public about climate change or inspired or modeled a sustainable response to climate change.
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Thanks to the artists, patrons and supporters like YOU - we will award grants this year to the Smithsonian for educational, outreach and research projects and initiatives across 19 museums, research labs and the National Zoo.
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We hope to see you in the Fall at the Smithsonian Craft Show being held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC scheduled for October 27-31, 2021.
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#CraftOptimism #Smithsonian #honoringthefuture #bidsquare #sustainabledesign #craftinamerica

Smithsonian Craft Optimism has concluded and THANK YOU to all who made it a SUCCESS! 97 artists participated in our first ever virtual curated climate-conscious marketplace featuring handcrafted American goods that educated the public about climate change or inspired or modeled a sustainable response to climate change.
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Thanks to the artists, patrons and supporters like YOU - we will award grants this year to the Smithsonian for educational, outreach and research projects and initiatives across 19 museums, research labs and the National Zoo.
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We hope to see you in the Fall at the Smithsonian Craft Show being held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC scheduled for October 27-31, 2021.
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#CraftOptimism #Smithsonian #honoringthefuture #bidsquare #sustainabledesign #craftinamerica

Had your eye on something unique to brighten up your home for spring? Only a few hours remain between your fresh new loo...
05/01/2021

Had your eye on something unique to brighten up your home for spring? Only a few hours remain between your fresh new look and the end of Smithsonian Craft Optimism! Shop NOW before our online marketplace ends at 11:59 pm tonight. 100 artists’ shops of beautiful, hand-crafted American art that address climate change – and benefit the Smithsonian.
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SHOP NOW before it's too late. Click here: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #smithsonian #sustainableartists #sustainability #sustainabledesign #bidsquare #HonoringTheFuture #craftinamerica

Had your eye on something unique to brighten up your home for spring? Only a few hours remain between your fresh new look and the end of Smithsonian Craft Optimism! Shop NOW before our online marketplace ends at 11:59 pm tonight. 100 artists’ shops of beautiful, hand-crafted American art that address climate change – and benefit the Smithsonian.
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SHOP NOW before it's too late. Click here: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #smithsonian #sustainableartists #sustainability #sustainabledesign #bidsquare #HonoringTheFuture #craftinamerica

She who hesitates will not get to wear that quirky Margot Lange Barbie Brooch or a cushiony soft Liamolly spring shawl! ...
05/01/2021

She who hesitates will not get to wear that quirky Margot Lange Barbie Brooch or a cushiony soft Liamolly spring shawl! The Smithsonian Craft Optimism online marketplace ends tonight. Our 100 artists shops feature beautifully made, hand-crafted American goods that educate the public about climate change or inspire or model a sustainable response to climate change.
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Visit & Shop at: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
before 11:59pm tonight!
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#CraftOptimism #smithsonian #sustainableartists #sustainability #sustainabledesign #BidSquare #HonoringTheFuture #craftinamerica

She who hesitates will not get to wear that quirky Margot Lange Barbie Brooch or a cushiony soft Liamolly spring shawl! The Smithsonian Craft Optimism online marketplace ends tonight. Our 100 artists shops feature beautifully made, hand-crafted American goods that educate the public about climate change or inspire or model a sustainable response to climate change.
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Visit & Shop at: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
before 11:59pm tonight!
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#CraftOptimism #smithsonian #sustainableartists #sustainability #sustainabledesign #BidSquare #HonoringTheFuture #craftinamerica

04/30/2021

What are you waiting for? Have you visited the online virtual marketplace "Craft Optimism"? Tomorrow is the last day (May 1) and there are still beautiful sustainable eco-friendly items waiting for YOU. Select from Jewelry, Home Décor, Fashion, Accessories, Children's Wear, Gifts and more…

SHOP NOW before it's too late. Click here: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #Smithsonian #sustainableartists #sustainability #sustainabledesign #bidsquare #HonoringTheFuture #CraftInAmerica

The virtual climate-conscious curated marketplace "CRAFT OPTIMISM" is going on now through May 1. Hurry...Only 3 more da...
04/29/2021

The virtual climate-conscious curated marketplace "CRAFT OPTIMISM" is going on now through May 1. Hurry...Only 3 more days before it closes. Select from sustainable, eco-friendly crafted in America Art, Jewelry, Home Decor, Women's & Men's Fashion, Accessories, Children's Wear and more...Click here to BROWSE & SHOP: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism

Hosted by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee which awards grants to the Smithsonian for educational, outreach and research projects and initiatives across 19 museums, research labs and the National Zoo.
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#CraftOptimism #smithsonian #honoringthefuture #bidsquare #sustainabledesign #craftinamerica

The virtual climate-conscious curated marketplace "CRAFT OPTIMISM" is going on now through May 1. Hurry...Only 3 more days before it closes. Select from sustainable, eco-friendly crafted in America Art, Jewelry, Home Decor, Women's & Men's Fashion, Accessories, Children's Wear and more...Click here to BROWSE & SHOP: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism

Hosted by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee which awards grants to the Smithsonian for educational, outreach and research projects and initiatives across 19 museums, research labs and the National Zoo.
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#CraftOptimism #smithsonian #honoringthefuture #bidsquare #sustainabledesign #craftinamerica

04/28/2021
Thank you to our Smithsonian Craft Optimism partner #HonoringTheFuture for this terrific article about "Fast Fashion". L...
04/28/2021
Artists Boldly Challenge Fast Fashion | Honoring The Future

Thank you to our Smithsonian Craft Optimism partner #HonoringTheFuture for this terrific article about "Fast Fashion". Learn more about this important environmental issue and eco-friendly alternatives!

“Fast fashion” – it’s cheap, trendy, lasts a season or two (if that), and quickly ends up in a landfill. But its negative social and environmental impacts last far longer. More than 11 million tons of textiles are landfilled in the U.S. each year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protecti...

04/28/2021

Craft Optimism Update: Day 5 - Going on now until 11:55 pm on May 1. See what’s sold and what is waiting for YOU! There are still many sustainable handcrafted or small-batch produced eco-friendly items made in America still available. But Hurry….Select Jewelry, Home Décor, Fashion, Accessories, Gifts and more…Support the Smithsonian by shopping at #CraftOptimism. Click here to SHOP: https://www.bidsquare.com/auct.../smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #Smithsonian #sustainableartists #sustainability #sustainabledesign #bidsquare #HonoringTheFuture #CraftInAmerica

04/27/2021

Craft Optimism Update: Day 4 - Going on now until 11:55 pm on May 1. See what’s sold and what is waiting for YOU! There are still many sustainable handcrafted or small-batch produced items made in America still available. But Hurry….Select Jewelry, Home Décor, Fashion, Accessories and more…Support the Smithsonian by shopping at #CraftOptimism. Here’s how: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #Smithsonian #sustainableartists #sustainability #sustainabledesign #bidsquare #HonoringTheFuture #CraftInAmerica

04/26/2021

What better way to say you are loved than a gift for your KIDS or GRANDKIDS! Smithsonian Craft Optimism has a variety of children’s gifts and clothing items to select from. Think about how kids bring such joy to you and teach them at the same time about Sustainability! Shop #CraftOptimism - Click here to shop and bring a smile to the kids in your life: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism#for-kids

#craftoptimism #honoringthefuture #smithsonian #sustainability #ohbessie #miniandmeep #christinaroselle #bidsquare

It’s time to celebrate spring! Redecorate, Rejuvenate, Renew with a unique handmade gorgeous craft from Smithsonian Craf...
04/26/2021

It’s time to celebrate spring! Redecorate, Rejuvenate, Renew with a unique handmade gorgeous craft from Smithsonian Craft Optimism. Our 100 artists have been busy all winter making one-of-a-kind pieces perfect for the day you "step out" or entertain in your home. Click here to shop our virtual marketplace, April 24 - May 1. You just might find something perfect to wear for the big event, too! Click here to Shop: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #bidsquare #honoringthefuture #sustainabledesign #meghanpatricerileyjewelry #foatdesign #hollyannemitchell #skylikesnowstudio #sarahmurphyjewelry #silverinjun #amynguyentextiles #gustavreyes #bicycleglass #rewindjewelry

It’s time to celebrate spring! Redecorate, Rejuvenate, Renew with a unique handmade gorgeous craft from Smithsonian Craft Optimism. Our 100 artists have been busy all winter making one-of-a-kind pieces perfect for the day you "step out" or entertain in your home. Click here to shop our virtual marketplace, April 24 - May 1. You just might find something perfect to wear for the big event, too! Click here to Shop: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #bidsquare #honoringthefuture #sustainabledesign #meghanpatricerileyjewelry #foatdesign #hollyannemitchell #skylikesnowstudio #sarahmurphyjewelry #silverinjun #amynguyentextiles #gustavreyes #bicycleglass #rewindjewelry

04/25/2021

IT'S SPRING! Time to liven up your surroundings with a handmade treasure from Smithsonian Craft Optimism, our all virtual climate conscious makers’ market. Emerge from your winter retreat with a beautiful reclaimed wood bird or bat house from John Guertin’s Barns Into Birdhouses. Your living room could surely use a maple burl bowl from Phil Gatreau or a vintage fabric wall hanging from Jennifer McBrien adorned with embroidery and appliqué. Don’t forget to decorate your lovely neck with a Lilian Asterfield vintage upcycled scarf or a Xinia Guan hand sawed and folded sterling necklace. Enjoy the new season!
Shop Craft Optimism - CLICK HERE:
https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #smithsonian #sustainableartists #marirosedesign #xiniaguanjewelry #silverinjun #philgautreauwood #lilianasterfield #christinagoodman_ #arlieglass #rickettsindigo #Jinbidesign #sarahmurphyjewelry #rewindjewelry #jennyjen42

Is it time to spruce up those the men around you? Are they emerging from their dens like bears in the spring? They’ll lo...
04/25/2021

Is it time to spruce up those the men around you? Are they emerging from their dens like bears in the spring? They’ll love gifts from our Smithsonian Craft Optimism artists, 100 shops of climate conscious makers selling in our virtual market. Gifts like Beer Panniers & Dopp Kits from BicycleTrash, striking Bowties from Knotzland or a unique Metal gift from Gatski Metal. Tame them with a soft scarf from Frittelli and Lockwood. You’ll bear-ly recognize them! Shop Craft Optimism at: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #bidsquare #honoringthefuture #sustainableartists #smithsonian #knotzland #colinselig #rewindjewelry #bicycletrashdc #ekologic #anantistana #philgautreauwood #frittelli_lockwood #gatskimetal

Is it time to spruce up those the men around you? Are they emerging from their dens like bears in the spring? They’ll love gifts from our Smithsonian Craft Optimism artists, 100 shops of climate conscious makers selling in our virtual market. Gifts like Beer Panniers & Dopp Kits from BicycleTrash, striking Bowties from Knotzland or a unique Metal gift from Gatski Metal. Tame them with a soft scarf from Frittelli and Lockwood. You’ll bear-ly recognize them! Shop Craft Optimism at: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #bidsquare #honoringthefuture #sustainableartists #smithsonian #knotzland #colinselig #rewindjewelry #bicycletrashdc #ekologic #anantistana #philgautreauwood #frittelli_lockwood #gatskimetal

Craft Optimism in the News! Watch this feature with Craft Optimism artists and our Co-Chair Twig Murray. Browse and Shop...
04/24/2021
Smithsonian Craft Optimism Craft Show starts this weekend

Craft Optimism in the News! Watch this feature with Craft Optimism artists and our Co-Chair Twig Murray. Browse and Shop Sustainably April 24 - May 1 hosted on #bidsquare
https://www.bidsquare.com/auct.../smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#craftoptimism #smithsonian #materialworldstudio #ohbessie #rangeofemotion #sustainabledesign

WASHINGTON (WDVM) — The Smithsonian Optimism Craft Show will run from April 24 through May 1. It is a brand new craft show that has a focus on eco-friendly artists. As the ongoing COVID-19 pa…

It's OPENING DAY! Smithsonian #CraftOptimism opens at 9 am (ET). Shop Jewelry, Women & Men's Fashion, Accessories, Art, ...
04/24/2021

It's OPENING DAY! Smithsonian #CraftOptimism opens at 9 am (ET). Shop Jewelry, Women & Men's Fashion, Accessories, Art, Home Decor, Children's Wear and more... Browse and shop at Smithsonian Craft Optimism, our all virtual Climate Conscious Makers’ Market, APRIL 24 - MAY 1. Click here to REGISTER and START SHOPPING: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #bidsquare #honoringthefuture #sustainabledesign #sustainability #smithsonian

It's OPENING DAY! Smithsonian #CraftOptimism opens at 9 am (ET). Shop Jewelry, Women & Men's Fashion, Accessories, Art, Home Decor, Children's Wear and more... Browse and shop at Smithsonian Craft Optimism, our all virtual Climate Conscious Makers’ Market, APRIL 24 - MAY 1. Click here to REGISTER and START SHOPPING: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #bidsquare #honoringthefuture #sustainabledesign #sustainability #smithsonian

Smithsonian Craft Show goes green in Craft Optimism by Washington City Paper. Shop #CraftOptimism, a curated climate-con...
04/24/2021
The Smithsonian Craft Show Goes Green in "Craft Optimism" - WCP

Smithsonian Craft Show goes green in Craft Optimism by Washington City Paper. Shop #CraftOptimism, a curated climate-conscious marketplace from April 24 - May 1.

This year’s Smithsonian Craft Show, opening two days after Earth Day, has a special focus: sustainability.

Somewhere in your life, there’s a woman expecting appreciation from you on Mother’s Day. Whether she’s quiet, quirky or ...
04/23/2021

Somewhere in your life, there’s a woman expecting appreciation from you on Mother’s Day. Whether she’s quiet, quirky or quick with a hug, she’ll love a gift from Smithsonian Craft Optimism, our all virtual Climate Conscious Makers’ Market, APRIL 24-MAY 1. Surprise her with a thoughtful expression of your love. And just maybe, that woman is you! Click here to browse 100 shops of handmade and one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing and art for the home: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #smithsonian #sustainabledesign #bidsquare #naturalsurjewelry #ohbessie #illullab #tsugastudio #blueskiesworkroom #shirleygromenceramics #margauxlangejewelry #francescavitalipaperjewelry #talouhaleathergoods

Somewhere in your life, there’s a woman expecting appreciation from you on Mother’s Day. Whether she’s quiet, quirky or quick with a hug, she’ll love a gift from Smithsonian Craft Optimism, our all virtual Climate Conscious Makers’ Market, APRIL 24-MAY 1. Surprise her with a thoughtful expression of your love. And just maybe, that woman is you! Click here to browse 100 shops of handmade and one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing and art for the home: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
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#CraftOptimism #smithsonian #sustainabledesign #bidsquare #naturalsurjewelry #ohbessie #illullab #tsugastudio #blueskiesworkroom #shirleygromenceramics #margauxlangejewelry #francescavitalipaperjewelry #talouhaleathergoods

Thank you to My Little Bird for this feature today for Smithsonian #CraftOptimism Learn more about these sustainable art...
04/21/2021
Craft Optimism Opens This Saturday | My Little Bird

Thank you to My Little Bird for this feature today for Smithsonian #CraftOptimism
Learn more about these sustainable artists featured in the marketplace starting this Saturday, April 24. My Little Bird is an online magazine, reporting on fashion, design, culture and well-being for women.
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#CraftOptimism #mylittlebird #smithsonian #honoringthefuture #sustainablefashion #sustainableartists #bidsquare

One focus of the Smithsonian's new spring show is sustainable fashion.

“Dimensional stitching and unexpected seam lines.” These are the characteristics of the elegant one-of-a-kind pieces of ...
04/21/2021

“Dimensional stitching and unexpected seam lines.” These are the characteristics of the elegant one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art created by sisters Lynn and Meta Reintsema. Their minimalist approach results in modern yet classic pieces of timeless clothing. Sign up to shop #CraftOptimism at Bidsquare: bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism
One week only April 24 – May 1.

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#CraftInAmerica

“Connecting threads from forests and fields.” Sky Like Snow Studio is the creative endeavor of Vermont artist Hannah Reg...
04/20/2021

“Connecting threads from forests and fields.” Sky Like Snow Studio is the creative endeavor of Vermont artist Hannah Regier. She combines wool from local sheep, plants and fungi for dyes and turns them into warm, wonderful hats & scarves beautifully designed to last a lifetime. Coming this Saturday, April 24 to #CraftOptimism. Sign up at Bidsquare: bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism

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Comments

This is going to be amazing!
SO proud of my Mom participating in this huge event again with her latest line of designer clothing!
yep, see me at Craft2Wear...
That's me, and I'll be there at the Smithsonian again...
The show is coming soon!
Yes, please! Must go!
Smithsonian Craft2Wear Friday October 6| 10:30 am - 6:30 pm Saturday, October 7 | 10:30 am - 5:30 pm More info: www.smithsoniancraft2wear.org
This is a fabulous show!
Shared a great post.
Mark your calendars!