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Announcements and Events 35.4

THE BISHOP LEI INTERNATIONAL HOUSE hosts the work of jeweler Tricia Tang, through June 30. Her exhibit is part of a joint exhibition with her father, Tang Cheong Shing. Cheong Shing is an established Chinese calligraphy and seal carver; whereas Tricia Tang is a contemporary jewelry artist. The two are different in terms of creative direction, generation, concept, medium, as well as mind set. Nevertheless, both of them are passionate in art, and Tang Cheong Shing has a great influence on Tricia Tang. Their works employ the same materials, but utilize different concepts and medium. Shown are Shan Shui Shui Mo °V Shui Zhong Shui necklace, It is the Buddhism I Respect and the Catholicism I Embrace necklace, and What I have Become stamps on paper necklace. Bishop Lei International House, Lobby & Terrace Room, 4 Robinson Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong, China.



THE AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL presents its San Francisco retail show at the Fort Mason Center from August 3 – 5. Featuring jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor, the ACC show also includes several special categories. Handmade under $100, Greencraft, which presents work that incorporates recycled materials and use eco-friendly processes, Local, which highlights work by a maker living and working near you, the Men’s Department, and Bride-To-Be are several examples of the eclectic sections included in the ACC San Francisco show.


THE BOWERS MUSEUM’s Collector’s Council in conjunction with the Orange County Bead Society has invited Tamara Hill to present a lecture entitled The Significance of Color Symbolism in Himalayan Sacred Arts: Costumes, Textiles and Jewelry on August 18. A trunk show will accompany the lecture, open on August 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and after the lecture on August 18. 2002 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706;


THE CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM’s archives (1965 – 1997), a collection of papers and memorabilia documenting thirty-two years of the exhibition of and programming concerning contemporary craft, design, vernacular architecture, and international folk art, was donated to UCLA Library Special Collections when the Museum closed temporarily at the end of 1997. After fourteen years, the processing of this large institutional record has been completed and a searchable finding aid is available. Access to the finding aid is on the Online Archives of California website and is free to everyone. The link can be found at


THE HANDWEAVER’S GUILD OF AMERICA hosts Convergence 2012, a biennial, international conference that features special lectures, workshops, one-day studio classes, super seminars, seminars, exhibits, tours, special events, and a commercial vendor hall with fibers, fiber-related equipment, and an artist market. The classes include novice to advanced instruction in a variety of fiber techniques, including weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry, feltmaking, knitting, garment construction, and sewing with handwovens. The conference takes place July 15 – 21.


THE PASADENA BEAD AND DESIGN SHOW takes place from July 26 – 29 at the Hilton Pasadena. Three hundred artisan booths, galleries and merchant displays will be available for perusal at the show. With handmade, artistic, vintage and antique beads, jewelry, gemstones, art clothing, and designer components from established and emerging artisans, as well as wholesale beads, supplies and findings, there exists a wide range of craft to interest any visitor. A number of workshops and classes are also available to show visitors, from Repoussé by Rose Klapman, to Macramé Creation by Lilian Chen.


THE RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR holds its Fourth Annual Renegade Craft Fair Los Angeles from July 28 – 29. Featuring hundreds of artists from the DIY and Indie-craft culture, the fair is free to attend and presents a number of additional activities, from workshops to music events. Housewares, posters and prints, t-shirts, fashion items, plush items, ceramics, jewelry, accessories, and stationery are some of the work that will be available for purchase. The fair is at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.




THE SCULPTURE OBJECTS & FUNCTIONAL ART FAIR holds its nineteenth annual Chicago show from November 2 – 4 at the Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. The SOFA expo features international galleries presenting a variety of craft objects, from jewelry to sculpture and furniture. Additionally, SOFA Chicago will host its traditional Hot Glass Roadshow in conjunction with the Corning Museum of Glass. Last year, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, a Chicago-based nonprofit, teamed up with The Art Fair Company to produce the Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art alongside SOFA Chicago 2011. This year, the Intuit Show will be integrated into SOFA, presenting leading dealers and galleries from around the country of self-taught art, outsider art, art brut, ethnographic art, nontraditional folk art, and visionary art.




THE MAINE CRAFTS ASSOCIATION seeks exhibitors for summer craft markets at Kennebunk Travel Plaza. Two pilot craft markets were held last year in these locations with good sales. Individual members or organizations and groups are both invited. These markets will be held on Sundays in July, August and on Labor Day weekend. The show fee is forty dollars, and each show has space for eight to ten exhibitors. For more information, contact Lisa Adkins, MCA Programs and Membership Manager. 207.546.0041;




ARTRIDER presents CraftMorristown, now in its twenty-second year, from November 30 through December 2. Contemporary work from one hundred fifty artists and craftspeople will be displayed at the show. From one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion and accessories, to furniture, home décor, ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood, and mixed media, collectors, art enthusiasts and shoppers will have a wide range of craft to peruse. Visitors to CraftMorristown will also be able to enjoy specialty foods from across the country. The show takes place at the Morristown Armory on Western Avenue.




MARTHA HOPKINS STRUEVER hosts a one-day exhibit, sale and lecture entitled Masters of American Indian Jewelry on August 14, the week before Indian Market. Martha Hopkins Struever is the coordinator and lecturer for the event. Eldorado Hotel, Zia Ballroom, 309 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501; 505.795.4345.




THE AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW NYC presents its third annual show at the Jacob Javits Center, from October 19 – 21. Fashion, jewelry and accessories will top the list of exhibitors at the 2012 show, as well as furniture, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, and textile craftspeople—some one hundred in all. In its third year, American Art Marketing has also invited artisans and artists to conduct free demonstrations as well as speakers to address practical and scholarly subjects of interest to collectors, artists and students.Producers Joanna and Richard Rothbard have directed art fairs and craft shows for more than thirty years.


THE WESTCHESTER FINE CRAFT SHOW takes place from October 12 – 14 at the Westchester County Center. The craft show is a juried exposition of contemporary American art and design with the selected artists invited from all over the United States. It offers an exciting diversity of exceptional creative work and the opportunity to meet these talented artists.




THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce that Namita Gupta Wiggers has been appointed Director and Chief Curator of the Museum. Wiggers was hired as Curator in 2004 specifically to raise the national and international profile of this historic institution and to develop a vision for a new kind of museum focused on craft as the Museum moved to its central location on the North Park Blocks. An internationally-connected curator with a national profile, Wiggers currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Craft Council and is frequently called upon to serve on review panels including those for the Pew Charitable Trust, the Bush Foundation and Oregon Art Commission.




GLASS LINE MAGAZINE presents Small and Beautiful, a juried, international collection of beads exemplifying excellence in glass beadmaking, in its June/July 2012 issue. Publisher Jim Thingwold has invited three glass artists—Sara Sally LaGrand, Barbara Becker Simon and Paul Stankard—and historian/scholar Robert K. Liu, PhD, to select forty artists/makers representing the best beadmakers at this moment in the twenty-first century. 714.520.0121;




ART WORKSHOPS IN GUATEMALA presents a textile trip by Karen Searle, from July 21 – 30. Searle will give a lecture on traditional Mayan weaving, its history and status today, and then take the attendees through to Antigua, Quetzaltenango (Xela), as well as visiting ikat weavers and dyers in nearby Salcaja. Also on the itinerary are Totonicapan and Nahuala, Momostenango, possibly even Zunil, traveling through the beautiful Almolonga valley.


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