Washington Craft Show (WCS2011)
|Event Date/Time: Dec 02, 2011||End Date/Time: Dec 04, 2011|
|Registration Date: Dec 02, 2011|
24TH ANNUAL WASHINGTON CRAFT SHOW
â€¦Miles Away from the World of Outdoor Art Fairs
Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
The prestigious Washington Craft Show returns for its 24th year December 2 â€“ 4 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Miles away from the world of outdoor art fairs, the Washington Craft Show is a unique, upscale shopping experience with more than 185 jury-selected artists and designers from across the country offering work in a dozen different media.
The show returns to the Washington Convention Center for three full days, offering visitors the opportunity to meet and purchase work from these acclaimed artists (who are traveling from all over the United States to participate in this very special showcase), listen to speakers, enjoy fashion shows and take home a wonderful piece of art or two for the home or closet.
The handcrafted items on display and available for purchase at the Washington Craft Show are meant to be used and / or enjoyed every day. From hand-crafted furniture and lighting to decorative objects for the home â€“ some functional, others not â€“ to jewelry, wearable art and more, the Washington Craft Show truly offers something for everyone.
DECORATIVE, FUNCTIONAL AND WEARABLE ART
The Washington Craft Show will feature new and compelling works in ceramics; silver, bronze, and copper; mixed media; decorative and wearable fiber; jewelry; paper; wood; and glass.
â€œEach piece represents an inspiring facet of the American spirit, transmitted from the artist's hands to yours, said show organizer Elizabeth Kubie.â€ One of the most compelling aspects of this show, she added, â€œis the opportunity visitors have to actually meet the artist who created the work. No gallery owners, no agents; just the artists and their art.â€
Friday, 3PM â€œVISIONS IN WOOD, A FURNITURE MAKERâ€™S JOURNEYâ€
Sculptor-turned- furniture maker Daniel Gugnoni (Litchfield, CT) will discuss the process of creating a custom piece of fine art furniture â€“ from concept and consultation through completion.
Saturday 3PM â€œWEATHERVANES, WHIRLIGIGS AND AUTOMATAâ€
Contemporary â€œwhirligigâ€ artist James Eaton (Sleepy Hollow, IL) will discuss his technique in creating sculptural works that are both whimsical and sophisticated.
FASHION SHOWS FRIDAY & SATURDAY at 1PM.
Models will show off the latest creations in wearable art, jewelry and fashion accessories by more than three-dozen fashion designers and jewelry makers, from 32 states across the nation, whose work will be available during the show.
The wearable art on display will be as diverse as the designers themselves: from hand-embellished silk shirts and scarves to hand-painted raincoats, jackets of all kind and sandals.
Accessories and jewelry creations will run the gamut from simple, yet elegant brooches and rings to necklaces made from exotic stones and gems, often in concert with organic elements; to hats, handbags and purses for any occasion.