Wayne Art Center is very proud to announce the 20th anniversary celebration of Craft Forms.
Craft Forms 2014, the International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts, will be on display at the Wayne Art Center from December 5, 2014 − January 31, 2015.
This eagerly anticipated exhibition, celebrating its 20th milestone year, is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of fine contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors. Craft Forms is internationally recognized as one of the premiere contemporary craft exhibitions. The finest works of ceramics, wood, fiber, metal, glass, mixed medium and 3D printing are featured, supporting the Center’s mission of expanding the public’s awareness of fine contemporary crafts, and significantly benefiting all educational and outreach programs for children and adults.
Juror’s Award List
David R. McFadden
Chief Curator Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design
Bruce W. Pepich
Executive Director and Curator of Collections of the Racine Art Museum
To view images of the award winning art, visit the Artists and Award page.
People moving the field forward in an interesting and thoughtful way
Wu Ching Chih
Awards of Merit
Madeline Rile Smith
Craft Forms’ reputation grows exponentially each year due to the quality of artist submissions, in addition to the jurors, the highest esteemed experts in the craft world, who select the works for display. With 20 years to reference, 404 applicants and 718 images from around the world were submitted for the jurors’ consideration. We are honored to announce the two craft masters selected 99 pieces for Craft Forms 2014 exhibition, David R. McFadden, Chief Curator Emeritus of the Museum of Art & Design, New York City and Bruce W. Pepich, Executive Director & Curator of Collections of the Racine Art Museum, Racine. Several of our esteemed past jurors include: Lena Vigna, Racine Art Museum, Cindi Strauss, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Elizabeth Agro, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Jane Milosch, Smithsonian Institution;Paul Smith, NYC, Michael Monroe, VA and Lloyd Herman, WA.
In addition, this year’s companion exhibition will embrace craft in our interior environment, titled, Living with Craft. This series of craft-inspired lifestyle vignettes will feature local, regional, nation and international craft artist’s ingenious master works staged among idealist furniture, lighting, floor coverings, decorative and functional objects. The concept for this companion exhibition, Living with Craft, (and to help celebrate our 20th year of Craft Forms) is to demonstrate to viewers just how craft can be aesthetically and successfully integrated into several contemporary living environments. Our thought was to select furniture makers to design the core area of a living space and then coordinate various craft makers who work in glass, fiber, metals, ceramics and mixed media to complete the lifestyle venues. Nakashima Woodworkers, Thomas Moser, Bradford Woodworking and Michael Brolly, who are all Philadelphian artists, as well as Vivian Beer and Matthias Pliessnig, are a few of the artisans thus far who have agreed to create furniture vignettes.
Along the outer gallery walls, Wayne Art Center teacher, Lauren Daddona will present a body of her students’ work that will featured abstract paintings for purchase titled, Beyond the Brush. Workshops, demos and artist lectures are planned for December into January.
Highlighting some of the fundraising events for Craft Forms, the annual Holiday Shopping Day will run on Saturday, December 13, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. This year over 25 local artists will offer unique, “artisan to home” handcrafted artworks for sale. Due to prior success, the shopping weekend will again offer local restaurants and caters cuisine samples and sale of food items.
The Gallery Shop is offering all newly crafted works made in the USA which are perfect for holiday gift giving. To highlight some of the merchandise, the shop will include Leni Hoch and Polonova textiles, Young Kang and Michael Smyser ceramics, Paul Woolf wood, Pittsburg Glass Center works, and numerous fine jewelers, plus many more fine craft artists.
Hours are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. There is a suggested $5.00 contribution to view Craft Forms 2014 and Living with Craft.
The Wayne Art Center would like to thank the major sponsors of Craft Forms 2014: Leading sponsors, Janssen, Wellness & Prevention, Inc. A Johnson & Johnson Company, First Priority Bank, The Bryn Mawr Trust Company, Complete Financial Outsourcing, C. Raymond Davis & Sons, Inc. Alan McIlvain Company, Thos. Moser, Oliver Heating & Cooling, Little Black Dress, Ice Bars Luges Logos, Main Line Media News, Radnor News, Chester County Life Magazine, County Lines Magazine, Wayne Magazine, The Wayne Hotel, Radnor Hotel, and many other community business sponsors and generous patrons. The funds raised through business sponsors, patrons, attendees, and art sales greatly help benefit the Wayne Art Center’s educational and outreach programs.