Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The American Craft Show

Due to the success of the AltCraft (formerly New Wave) section in Baltimore, the American Craft Council is now accepting applications for the San Francisco show at Fort Mason Center, August 15-17, 2008.

Ten makers will be juried into this bustling section, which celebrates the populist, experimental and youthful vitality of the renewed handmade movement. Artists who have never exhibited at an American Craft show may apply.

Located on the San Francisco waterfront between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge, this show serves a well-established audience of Bay Area craft enthusiasts, including a growing demographic of younger craft admirers. The average booth is valued at $1,000 but as part of the Council’s commitment to indie crafters, the cost of participation is just $300, which includes a 10-ft table in a shared loft space. Plus, there’s no application fee!

The deadline is May 23. Please submit:

* (3) low-resolution images of your work
* A brief description of your work (materials, dimensions, techniques)
* Your contact information (mailing and email addresses)

Send submissions and inquiries to Erika at
The subject line should be: San Fran AltCraft Application

Finalists will be announced in June.

More on The American Craft Council here

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