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CraftForms 2023, 28th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft

December 2, 2023 – January 20, 2024
Davenport Gallery

CraftForms 2023, 28th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft

Wayne Art Center is seeking submissions for the 28th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, in the following mediums: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.

CRAFTFORMS 2023   December 2, 2023-January 20, 2024


Jean McLaughlin – Consultant, Writer and Curator

Retired as its director in 2018, Jean McLaughlin led Penland School of Craft through a period of growth and evolution for 20 years. She is currently exploring her own creative voice and giving back as a volunteer, consultant, writer, and curator. She has served on the boards of CERF+, the Center for Craft, the American Craft Council and United States Artists, and currently, the Community Foundation of Western NC, UNC School of the Arts, and Wildacres Retreat. Earlier in her career, McLaughlin worked with artists and visual arts organizations for 16 years as Visual Arts Director of the NC Arts Council. Her bachelor’s degree in studio art from the UNC-Chapel Hill was followed by two years of classes in design and textiles at the California College of the Arts, a master’s degree in liberal studies from NC State University, and many classes at Penland School of Craft. She is a member of the Mica Gallery cooperative in Bakersville, NC and has been a life-long advocate for artists.


Call for Entries Opens On-line: Friday, March 24, 2023 

Call for Entries Deadline: Saturday, September 16, 2023, Midnight MST

Notification of Accepted & Declined: October 2*, 2023

Sponsorship Deadline: October 9, 2023

Hand delivery of Artwork: Monday, November 6-Fri, November 10, 2023

Receive Shipment of Artwork:  November 6– 10, 2023

Preview Party: Friday, December 1, 2023 from 6-10 pm

Juror’s Talk and Meet the Artists: Saturday, December 2, 2023 1:00-4:00 pm

Exhibition Closes:  Saturday, January 20, 2024

Hand pick-up of Artwork: Monday, January 22 – Friday 26, 2024

Packing & Shipment of Artwork: January 22 – February 9, 2024


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