Smithsonian Craft2Wear

Smithsonian Craft2Wear The Smithsonian Craft Show is held annually with 100+ of the world's finest craft & design artists. A portion of each sale helps support the museums and research of the Smithsonian Institution.
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Details at www.smithsoniancraftshow.org 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.

Details at www.smithsoniancraftshow.org 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.

Mission: Smithsonian Craft2Wear is produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee. Proceeds support education, research and conservation grants to Smithsonian programs and museums.

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Mark your calendars ...American Craft Council is hosting Craft Bash beginning November 16 - An online marketplace offeri...
11/10/2020

Mark your calendars ...American Craft Council is hosting Craft Bash beginning November 16 - An online marketplace offering a connection to the type of giving that’s needed most for the end of a troubling year. Amid chaos, the simple joy that the handmade brings feels precious. Spending more time at home, we are more sensitive than ever to the goods that surround us. Giving handmade is a revolutionary act that lifts up a more mindful, creative economy and adds meaning to our lives – and you can find it at #craftbash2020 Learn more at https://shop.craftcouncil.org

Smithsonian Craft Show 2020 has concluded! THANK YOU to all who made it a success! We succeeded in bringing outstanding ...
10/26/2020

Smithsonian Craft Show 2020 has concluded! THANK YOU to all who made it a success! We succeeded in bringing outstanding American craft and design to a new audience this year!

More than 100 artists participated in our online shops, and 30 artists contributed to the online auction. Our visitors’ made many purchases and auction bids helped artists through this difficult year. And a portion of each sale will help support the museums and research of the Smithsonian Institution.

Together we were able to Craft the Future. In case you missed our Virtual Gala, you can watch it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLTkXFodsl4&feature=youtu.be

See you again next year!

#smithsoniancraftshow #bidsquare #craftthefuture2020 #finecraft #craftinamerica #Craft2Wear

Smithsonian Craft2Wear's cover photo
10/26/2020

Smithsonian Craft2Wear's cover photo

Only a few more hours to SHOP at the SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW. Artist Shops close at Midnight (ET). Browse and shop one mo...
10/25/2020

Only a few more hours to SHOP at the SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW. Artist Shops close at Midnight (ET). Browse and shop one more...or two final times to help the artist and grants to support the Smithsonian. Click her to SHOP: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show/about-us
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Don’t wait ...the SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW ends at Midnight 🕛 TONIGHT! Shop and score from a selection of 100+ handcrafted...
10/25/2020

Don’t wait ...the SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW ends at Midnight 🕛 TONIGHT! Shop and score from a selection of 100+ handcrafted artists to support the artists and grants to the Smithsonian! Artists need your help while working virtually to provide the finest crafts to YOU. Won’t you shop today before it’s too late? Click https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show/about-us
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Searching for Affordable and Unique, Handcrafted Gifts... or a Gift for Yourself? Here's a list of available items for p...
10/24/2020

Searching for Affordable and Unique, Handcrafted Gifts... or a Gift for Yourself? Here's a list of available items for purchase under $200 at the SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW going on now till midnight tomorrow! Hurry they are one of-a-kind and going FAST! Click here: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show/about-us

1) Hannah Long Thin Oxidized HaLo Gold Reef Cuff Hand fabricated available in sizes S, M, L $175
2) Michal Lando Penta Earrings Black/Red Made from nylon mesh and sterling silver, with sterling silver ear wire $150
3) Keith Lewis Mica Orbits /Green Pearl Freshwater Pearls are surrounded by circles of the mineral mica. Starting from $68 - $980.
4) Annie Grimes Williams Triple Chevron Necklace made of enameled copper, three colors on the front, with a solid contrasting back (a solid bright flame orange) $90
5) Jacqueline Sanchez Lego Element Earrings cascade in an array of colors $150
6) Wendy Allen Bunny Bowler A bowler hat with bunny rabbit ears $195
7) Stephanie Wheat Wristlet Hands free bracelet style. Leather with antique brass studs $150
8 ) Christa Santa Maria Molded leather hobo with exterior seam construction $195
9) Samantha Briegel Emilee Lace Planter Mid-range fired purple, green, navy, and white porcelain with gold lustered rim $150
10) Hannah Quinn Blue and Walnut Block Set Be sure not to throw this one into the cleaning closet $112
11) Erica Moody Brass Pie Server Hand forged steel handle riveted with brass pins to a brass blade $120
12) Phil Gautreau Wood serving Board All made from locally sourced, repurposed wood Prices range $95 - $175
13) Lisa Zolandz Porcelain Mug Handmade crystalline and iridescent ceramics Tumblers $45, Mugs $55
14) Betsy Giberson 3 layered Face Mask Hand dyed, shibori technique, silk-linen with 100% cotton lining $48
15) Mary Lynn O'Shea Face Mask Metal nose strip $23
16) Jessica Joy Bag and Matching Mask BAG has enough space for money, ID, Iphone, Lipstick, Keys. 1 outside and 1 inside pocket $99
17) Tara Locklear Choose from the Configurations Collection - Double Lemon Cubes or Double Line Pink Rings, among others - all made from recycled skateboards $95 - $115
18) Holly Ann Mitchell You find the news tiresome? Not anymore. Recycled Newspaper Comic Strip brooch/pendant Prices range $79 - $1295
19) Francesca Vitali Hand woven paper, gold leaf earrings, with stainless steel posts $100
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ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO SHOP at 100+ Artist Shops and take home fine American craft & design to benefit the Smithsonian Inst...
10/23/2020

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO SHOP at 100+ Artist Shops and take home fine American craft & design to benefit the Smithsonian Institution. Select handcrafted items from the divinely functional to the absolute spectacular: (Furniture, Jewelry, Home Decor, Leather, Fiber, Accessories, Wearable Art and even Paper). Shop NOW before it's too late at: https://www.bidsquare.com/auct.../the-smithsonian-craft-show
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Isn't it time you Wear Your Art? Shop these handcrafted designers at the Smithsonian Craft Show Artist Shops going on NO...
10/22/2020

Isn't it time you Wear Your Art? Shop these handcrafted designers at the Smithsonian Craft Show Artist Shops going on NOW until October 25. Take home a new trend and show off your art! Register at: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show/about-us
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(L-R) #anneverettfashiondesigns #AmyNguyen #sharonlondondesign #marladurandesign #yoshikoatelier #malagueta #floraobscura #bidsquare #smithsoniancraftshow #smithsonian #craftthefuture2020

Have you registered...for the Smithsonian Craft Show Virtual Gala and Live Auction tomorrow evening with Celebrity Chef ...
10/20/2020

Have you registered...for the Smithsonian Craft Show Virtual Gala and Live Auction tomorrow evening with Celebrity Chef Carla Hall at 8pm ET? No ticket needed; the event is FREE. Just register to attend at www.smithsoniancraftshow.org
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#smithsonian #bidsquare #smithsoniancraftshow #finecraft #craftinamerica #virtualgala #craftthefuture2020

10/20/2020
Good Morning Washington

Good Morning Washington

Carla Hall talks Smithsonian Craft Show, 'Say Yes!' podcast, 'Plant Your Vote' challenge

10/19/2020
Smithsonian Craft Show

Kelley Gillespie, Co-Chair of the 2020 Smithsonian Craft Show talks to WUSA9 and highlights a few artists featured in the online Artist Shops. The shops features 100+ of the nation's finest artists with an opportunity for you to browse and purchase handcrafted items until October 25. For more information and to SHOP visit our website at: www.smithsoniancraftshow.org
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#jennifermccurdyceramics #ericksonwoodworking #taralocklearjewelry

Kelley Gillespie, Co-Chair of the 2020 Smithsonian Craft Show talks to WUSA9 and highlights a few artists featured in the online Artist Shops. The shops features 100+ of the nation's finest artists with an opportunity for you to browse and purchase handcrafted items until October 25. For more information and to SHOP visit our website at: www.smithsoniancraftshow.org
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#smithsonian #bidsquare #craftthefuture2020 #finecraft #clearystrategies #wusa9 #kristenberset #smithsoniancraftshow
#jennifermccurdyceramics #ericksonwoodworking #taralocklearjewelry

Only 1 Week left to SHOP at 100+ Artist Shops and take home fine American craft & design to benefit the Smithsonian Inst...
10/18/2020

Only 1 Week left to SHOP at 100+ Artist Shops and take home fine American craft & design to benefit the Smithsonian Institution. Select handcrafted items from the divinely functional to the absolute spectacular: (Furniture, Jewelry, Home Decor, Leather, Fiber, Accessories, Wearable Art and even Paper). Shop NOW before it's too late at: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show
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Do you need some color in your life? You could win these color-rich earrings, just by signing up for the Smithsonian Cra...
10/16/2020

Do you need some color in your life? You could win these color-rich earrings, just by signing up for the Smithsonian Craft Show News (yes, that’s all you need to do!) and you could WIN! >>Drawing on October 24. Click here to register to win at: https://smithsoniancraftshow.org/get-updates/
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Did you know? We made the list....in WashingtonDC Visitors Guide recommending the Smithsonian Craft Show as one of the "...
10/14/2020
20+ Things to Do This October in Washington, DC

Did you know? We made the list....in WashingtonDC Visitors Guide recommending the Smithsonian Craft Show as one of the "20+ Things to Do this October in Washington DC"! Wow...Don't Miss out! Take a Look and Register for our FREE events at: www.smithsoniancraftshow.org

As you continue to practice social distancing and DC gradually reopens, we've gathered up some things to do this October, including safe in-person activities and virtual events.

10/14/2020
Smithsonian Craft Show + Carla Hall

Charming Celebrity Chef Carla Hall is shopping at the Smithsonian Craft Show Artist Shops and is the delicious emcee for the upcoming Virtual Gala & Live Auction. Visit this link to shop now: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show and visit www.smithsoniancraftshow.org to register for the Gala & Live Auction on October 21. Registration is FREE for all events!
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10/13/2020

Get your scrolling finger warmed up: The SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW OPENS TODAY with over a hundred Artist Shops where you can find the artistry that expresses exactly who you are…or who you want to be! SHOP NOW at: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show
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Just one more day until you can spend virtual time with art world celebrity, Patti Warashina, as she accepts the 2020 Sm...
10/12/2020

Just one more day until you can spend virtual time with art world celebrity, Patti Warashina, as she accepts the 2020 Smithsonian Visionary Award at 8:00 p.m. from Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III. View two videos about her life and art while you learn about her 50 years of trailblazing work. You will get a chance to see her art up close while learning about her illustrious career. Registration is FREE at https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HaHC1dcVRHeXVeWVhwxOVQ
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10/12/2020

Tomorrow is the Day! The Smithsonian Craft Show hosts a two-week celebration of fine American craft October 13 - 25 to benefit the Smithsonian Institution, featuring artists in individual online shops.
Click here to register and shop: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show
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Experience something new!  An online craft show with an abundance of choices, plus an added bonus is in everything you b...
10/10/2020

Experience something new! An online craft show with an abundance of choices, plus an added bonus is in everything you buy. You will support Smithsonian grants!!

Counting Down... 3 Days till Smithsonian Craft Show Artist Shops open with 107 of the country’s top craft artists and unbelievable finds. FREE to register at: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show/about-us
Browse Now & Shop October 13! #smithsonian #bidsquare #smithsoniancraftshowsswc #craftthefuture2020 #craft2wear #smithsoniancraftshow

Counting Down... 3 Days till Smithsonian Craft Show Artist Shops open with 107 of the country’s top craft artists and un...
10/10/2020

Counting Down... 3 Days till Smithsonian Craft Show Artist Shops open with 107 of the country’s top craft artists and unbelievable finds. FREE to register at: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show/about-us
Browse Now & Shop October 13! #smithsonian #bidsquare #smithsoniancraftshowsswc #craftthefuture2020 #craft2wear #smithsoniancraftshow

Life is short; why be boring? Art isn’t just for on your walls; it’s for in your closet, too—it’s for walking down the s...
09/30/2020

Life is short; why be boring? Art isn’t just for on your walls; it’s for in your closet, too—it’s for walking down the street and drawing an admiring glance. Pick your favorites at the VIRTUAL Smithsonian Craft Show, October 13-25. Shawl by Yuh Okano; vest by Mina Norton. Preview the Artist Shops at www.SmithsonianCraftShow.org
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Cold weather means stylish hats! Pick one for every mood ; they all say who you are without saying a word. At the VIRTUA...
09/26/2020

Cold weather means stylish hats! Pick one for every mood ; they all say who you are without saying a word. At the VIRTUAL Smithsonian Craft Show, October 13 - 25. Brimmed hat by Karen Morris, knit cap by Hannah Regier, flapper’s delight by Diane Harty. Preview Artist Shops now at www.smithsoniancraftshow.org
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Whether you’re always in search of perfect accessories or own just one purse like Old Faithful, the VIRTUAL Smithsonian ...
09/25/2020

Whether you’re always in search of perfect accessories or own just one purse like Old Faithful, the VIRTUAL Smithsonian Craft Show (October 13-25) has Artist Shops you’ll long to browse—including shops for Pong Gaddi (colorful woven leather) and Christa Santa Maria (timeless classic). For details visit www.smithsoniancraftshow.org
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We mourn the loss of a great American spirit. May her example of selfless service to the nation inspire us all! #smithso...
09/19/2020

We mourn the loss of a great American spirit. May her example of selfless service to the nation inspire us all! #smithsoniancraftshowsswc #craft2wear #smithsonian #notoriousrbg

Bold color accents any mood! Find the jewelry that suits you at the VIRTUAL Smithsonian Craft Show, October 13-25. Optic...
09/19/2020

Bold color accents any mood! Find the jewelry that suits you at the VIRTUAL Smithsonian Craft Show, October 13-25. Optical glass in a rainbow of colors by Don Friedlich; statement bracelet in crimson by Sarah Hassler. Details www.smithsoniancraftshow.org
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It was Coco Chanel who said “a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Wearable artists like Yoshiko Komatsu (s...
09/18/2020

It was Coco Chanel who said “a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Wearable artists like Yoshiko Komatsu (smoke and pink) and Ann Williamson (a symphony of square polka dots) are threading that needle at the Smithsonian VIRTUAL Craft Show, October 13-25. Details at www.smithsoniancraftshow.org
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The happy wardrobe that captures the day’s mood. Look at the luscious muted sunset colors in Catherine Joseph’s shirt – ...
09/17/2020

The happy wardrobe that captures the day’s mood. Look at the luscious muted sunset colors in Catherine Joseph’s shirt – and the blissful details in Lynn Reintsema’s creamy blouse. Who says you can’t have both? At the Smithsonian VIRTUAL Craft Show, October 13-25. For details visit: www.smithsoniancraftshow.org
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Dance in moonlight, laugh in sunlight—find the earrings that lift you to new joy at the Smithsonian VIRTUAL Craft Show, ...
09/16/2020

Dance in moonlight, laugh in sunlight—find the earrings that lift you to new joy at the Smithsonian VIRTUAL Craft Show, October 13-25. Cool blue by Michael Boyd; pearlescent gold by Keith Lewis. For details visit our website: www.smithsoniancraftshow.org
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When you’re gasping for cool weather, take heart: Coat season is coming! Find your style at the Smithsonian VIRTUAL Craf...
09/09/2020

When you’re gasping for cool weather, take heart: Coat season is coming! Find your style at the Smithsonian VIRTUAL Craft Show, October 13-25. Shop with confidence at the secure Artist Shops to find Ann Everett (black coat), Elizabeth Holiday (charcoal gray), and many more.
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“I need to find the perfect gray scarf.” The field is wide open! Look at what just two of the Smithsonian Craft2Wear art...
09/04/2020

“I need to find the perfect gray scarf.” The field is wide open! Look at what just two of the Smithsonian Craft2Wear artists can do. You can shop Amy Nguyen’s Artist Shop (hers is the sweeping gridded scarf) or Pamela Whitlock’s Shop (for the ultra-modern take on herringbone) from October 13-25 at the VIRTUAL SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW.
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Celebrate the differences that make life so wonderful! Smithsonian Craft Show artists Ashley Buchanan and Reiko Ishiyama...
08/29/2020

Celebrate the differences that make life so wonderful! Smithsonian Craft Show artists Ashley Buchanan and Reiko Ishiyama will both have their own Artist Shops at the upcoming Virtual Craft Show (October 13 – 25). You’ll be able to buy the ones you love the most!
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In case you haven’t heard we are hosting a VIRTUAL SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW October 13 - 25, 2020. You don't want to miss ...
08/24/2020

In case you haven’t heard we are hosting a VIRTUAL SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW October 13 - 25, 2020. You don't want to miss the Smithsonian Visionary Artist Award Ceremony followed by a Virtual Gala, Online Auction and Artist Shops featuring 100 craft and wearable artists. Save-the-Date and share with your Family, Friends and Followers. Stay tuned for more details and Registration Coming Soon!
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Each year for 38 years, the Smithsonian Craft Show has drawn lovers of fine craft to Washington DC. In 2020, the show was presented virtually, but our commitment remains unchanged. As always, the show celebrates the best in American craft and design, and - through grants from money raised - supports the projects & programs for the Smithsonian. Visit our website at www.smithsoniancraftshow.org


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!