|December 2, 2016 – January 28, 2017
Preview Party: December 2 | 6 – 10 p.m.
|Wayne Art Center is very proud to announce the 22nd celebration of Craft Forms. Craft Forms 2016, the International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts, will be on display at the Wayne Art Center from December 2, 2016 − January 28, 2017. Now in its 22nd year, Craft Forms 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, 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.
Craft Forms’ status as a fine craft exhibition grows each year in large part due to the expertise of the acclaimed jurors. This year we are honored to welcome Stefano Catalani, Executive Director of the Gage Art Academy and former Director of Art, Craft & Design, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA. Mr. Catalani selected 89 artists with a collection of 101 cutting edge and noteworthy craft pieces from approximate 400 artwork submissions by hundreds of artists from around the world.
The Wayne Art Center is equally excited to present this year’s companion show, Making Marks, curated by Mi-Kyoung Lee, Program Director of Craft + Material Studies at The University of the Arts. Making Marks will run concurrently with Craft Forms and will feature over 20 works by 15 invitational fibers and textile artists who have been working on various methods and processes in the medium to express their inner voice. Each artist addresses his or her own way of creating marks of color, line, texture, image, pattern, shadow, space and even sounds through the timeless investigation in the process. Their works examine and manifest the beauty of repetition and its metaphor of strength.
Entry to exhibitions is free to the public beginning December 3.