The American Craft Council Show will be taking place in San Francisco from August 15-17, 2008. We just found out that they are currently accepting entries for the AltCraft section of the show. The deadline is soon, so I encourage everyone to get a move on! Here are the official details:
Due to the success of the AltCraft (formerly New Wave) section in Baltimore, the American Craft Council is now accepting applications for the San Francisco show at Fort Mason Center, August 15-17, 2008.
Ten makers will be juried into this bustling section, which celebrates the populist, experimental and youthful vitality of the renewed handmade movement. Artists who have never exhibited at an American Craft show may apply.
Located on the San Francisco waterfront between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge, this show serves a well-established audience of Bay Area craft enthusiasts, including a growing demographic of younger craft admirers. The average booth is valued at $1,000 but as part of the Council’s commitment to indie crafters, the cost of participation is just $300, which includes a 10-ft table in a shared loft space. Plus, there’s no application fee!
The deadline is May 23. Please submit:
- (3) low-resolution images of your work
- A brief description of your work (materials, dimensions, techniques)
- Your contact information (mailing and email addresses)
Send submissions and inquiries to Erika at email@example.com.
The subject line should be: San Fran AltCraft Application
Finalists will be announced in June.
“I am excited to see the American Craft Council reaching out to our creative community and providing us with an affordable opportunity to participate in their established craft show. I see this as a positive step, opening the dialogue between generations and a chance to expose a new audience to our way of thinking.” – Faythe Levine, Director and Co-Author of Handmade Nation
About the Council
The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit public educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. The mission of the Council is to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. Programs include the bimonthly magazine American Craft, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, a leadership conference, the Aileen Osborn Webb Awards honoring excellence, workshops, seminars, and a research library.