• CraftOptimism, April 24-May 1, 2021

    Thank you for your support of the Craft Optimism show, our curated, climate-conscious online maker's market, held in April 2021.  It was a great success, and we couldn't have done it without all our wonderful artists and supporters like you!



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  • 2021 Smithsonian Visionary Award Honors Artists in Wood

    The 2021 Smithsonian Visionary Award will be presented to two masterful wood artists, David Ellsworth and Michael Hurwitz.  They will receive their Awards during the Smithsonian Craft Show Preview Night Benefit on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Both artists will be represented in the annual Smithsonian Women’s Committee Visionary Benefit Auction, which occurs live and online on May 14, 2021. Click here to browse the catalogue. Produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee and hosted by Rago Auctions, the event raises funds to support projects and initiatives across the Smithsonian Institution.  

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  • Smithsonian Women’s Committee
    Announces 2021 Grants

    The Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) has awarded 5 grants totaling $58,482 for 2021. These grants will benefit education, research, conservation, exhibitions, accessibility through technology for 16 Smithsonian museums, research centers, offices and affiliates.  Funding is highly competitive and awarded after thorough research by members of the SWC and a vote by the full membership.

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