August 2018 #MeetTheMaker - Elizabeth Cohen

#MeetTheMaker August 2018 features potter Elizabeth Cohen . During our interview with Elizabeth, we learn more about how she taught herself pottery, some of her favorite resources for artists and what duties she feels artists have today. Watch it below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goybaIZx41c&t=8s
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The Society Announces 2018 Mineck Fellow, Tom Shields

Congratulations to 2018 John D. Mineck Fellow, Tom Shields ! With the help of Sarah Marriage and Miguel Gómez‐Ibáñez, the Society of Arts + Crafts recommends Tom Shields as this year's Mineck Foundation Furniture Fellow. Shields is at a moment in his career where he is ready to take on more within his practice. Through his writing he defi...
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Announcing #MeetTheMaker - July 2018 with Jennifer Yogel of Local Color Jewelry

The Society of Arts + Crafts is excited to announce a new monthly video series: #MeetTheMaker! Each month we will chat with a local artist and learn more about them and their work. Jennifer Yogel of Local Color Jewelry is our first interview. During this short char, we discuss her mentors, what inspires her and Viking knitting! Watch...
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2018 John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship is Now Open

The Society of Arts + Crafts is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship . The Mineck Fellowship, funded by the John D. Mineck Foundation and administered by the Society, awards $25,000 to a young-in-career furniture artist to help them succeed in their journey. Funding is intended to help ...
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The Society Welcomes Celeste Wilson

The Society of Arts + Crafts warmly welcomes Celeste Wilson as the Interim Executive Director.  Wilson brings a wide range of expertise to the Society, as she has worked in a variety of arts administration positions for  over  three decades. In Florida, where she grew up, her career in commercial theatre  companies culminat...
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Farewell to Fabio

After thirteen years at the Society of Arts + Crafts, ten as Curator and three as Executive Director, Fabio Fernández has announced he will be leaving his position this month. "I am now ready for a new beginning that will involve getting back to my studio practice, teaching and working with artists and material culture in a way that being Executive...
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New Exhibit: Mosaic Arts International 2018 Invitational—Sophie Drouin

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About the Exhibition The Society of Arts and Crafts is proud to partner with the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) in an exciting exhibition Mosaic Arts International 2018 Invitational – Sophie Drouin. This exhibition will feature the work of Canadian artist, Sophie Drouin of Kitchener, Ontario. Classically trained in Italy, France and the ...
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Thanks everyone for another wonderful CraftBoston Holiday!

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THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make CraftBoston Holiday another successful show! Artists, trustees, volunteers and staff all come together twice a year to share contemporary craft with the city of Boston. Supporting CraftBoston supports the Society, the nation's oldest craft nonprofit, as well as the small businesses of hundreds of craftspeopl...
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December 2017 - Holiday Hours

We hope to see you at 100 Pier 4 this holiday shopping season. Choosing to buy handmade gifts supports a creative economy and the small businesses of the artists we support! Following are the changes to our normal hours of operation during the month of December.  Monday, December 4 / OPEN / 10:00a - 6:00p Monday, December 11 / OPEN / 10:0...
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The Society Celebrates #GivingTuesday

Greetings Friends, Thanksgiving is around the corner and I would like to take a moment to express gratitude to so many of you for supporting the Society in our first year at 100 Pier 4. Thousands of people have observed our mission in action at CraftBoston and at our Seaport galleries. With the season of giving upon us, I am proud to represent an o...
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Turning the Page: Crafter Hour Recap

Last week, the Society hosted an amazing program, a round-table discussion with five folks working in the field of fiber. It was an honor to have: Angela Drakeford, Stephen Hamilton (Fiber artist, educator), Beth McLaughlin (Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Fuller Craft Museum), Maria Molteni (Nashville-to-Boston-based multimedia &am...
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Society Artists in the Spotlight

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The Society's mission is to support craft artists and provide opportunities. We are proud to share several recent features written about Tanya Crane, Adrienne Sloane, and Jack Mauch. Please browse through these shout outs to outstanding New England artists. Tanya Crane Where Boston Read More Adrienne Sloane Mass Cultural Council Read More Jack Mauc...
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Fun Fall Events

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You're Invited New Englanders know there are only a couple months left for us to voluntarily venture out of the house. Enjoy the season in the Seaport District for one of our many events. Explore craft up close and personal at a 'Crafter Hour' event. Read more and register for an event!
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Liz Shepherd's chairs bear new meaning

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Liz Shepherd is a conceptual artist and she works in a different media to think through her big ideas. Recently, she is ​exploring ideas of family, waiting, and loss through the use of papier-mâché cast around chairs. Two years ago, as her father was passing away, Liz found herself sitting very still and very quiet for a period of days. She looks b...
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Congratulations to 2017 Mineck Fellow, Jack Mauch!

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​With the assistance of Andrew Glasgow (Asheville, NC), the Society of Arts and Crafts is pleased to recommend Jack Mauch as this year's Mineck Foundation Furniture Fellow. Mauch is in a moment of transition, currently packing up his studio in Allston, Massachusetts and preparing for two upcoming residencies -- a Studio Fellowship at the Center for...
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Introducing Jay Rogers' Fantasy Architecture

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Jay Rogers has been making boxes and sculptural containers for over 30 years. His current work is about the psychological realm of architecture, inspired by the work of artists such as Giovanni-Battista Piranesi and M.C.Escher. The sculptures are containers, with hidden drawers and secret compartments and range in theme, size and material. Visit Ja...
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Mineck Fellowship opens for furniture makers

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APPLY TODAY The John D. Mineck Foundation was formed in 2007 to award charitable and educational gifts reflecting John D. Mineck's interests and values. John was a past President of the Society of Arts and Crafts Board of Trustees and a beloved member of Boston's cultural community. He was a friend to everyone he met and it was always important to ...
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You are invited to be part of CraftBoston 2018

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Twice a year, we host artists from around the country for the region's premier contemporary craft exhibition and sale. Whether it's the intimate spring show or the bustling holiday show, we invite you to join our community next year. Next year's dates are below. For more details, download the Prospectus Sheet . CraftBoston Spring 2018 April 20 – 22...
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Welcome Adrienne Sloane!

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We are pleased to welcome our second Artist in Residence, Adrienne Sloane, a nationally renowned fiber artist. Adrienne will be with us, working and interacting with visitors through June 24. For 25 years studio artist Adrienne Sloane has deeply explored all forms of sculptural knit structures. As a hand and machine knitter, her work has often...
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Announcing the 2017 Artist Award Winners

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The Society of Arts and Crafts is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Artist Awards. This year, we award three talented women who have a wide variety of skills and knowledge: Tanya Crane (jewelry, metalsmithing and fiber) Janice Jakielski (ceramics and fiber); Julie Morringello (wood, lighting design). Tanya Crane takes inspiration from her n...
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