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Spring Craft Weekend
Friday, April 24, 2020, 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 26, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: SPRING CRAFT WEEKEND

JAMES RENWICK ALLIANCE
SPRING CRAFT WEEKEND
NEW DATES: OCT. 23 - 25, 2020

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The JRA will continue to monitor the situation and act in accordance with public health guidelines for any future events. At this time, all events and programs through April 30 will be postponed, including the Spring Craft Weekend which has been postponed to October 23 - 25, 2020.  The RSVP deadline is now October 9.


 

Friday, October 23: Caucus Day (For Patrons and Caucus Members only)

Caucus Members and Patrons are invited to a rare visit to the George Washington University Textile Museum Avenir Foundation Conservation and Collections Resource Center, an afternoon brunch, and a tour of two private craft collections in Reston, Virginia. 

Saturday, October 24: Public Symposium

The Distinguished Educators will speak about their experiences and inspiration, share student work, and discuss the field of craft education. The conversation will be moderated by Jane Milosch, founding Director of the Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative.

Saturday, October 24: Carnival of Craft 
Be dazzled at the Carnival of Craft featuring magicians, performers, craft-inspired appetizers and cocktails. Celebrate our One-of-a-Kind awardee, Gisele Huberman, bid on artwork by the honorees, try your luck on our wheel of fortune, and bid on an art-related experience at the silent auction.

Sunday, October 25: Awards Brunch
Celebrate the 2020 Distinguished Educators as they accept their awards and enjoy a scrumptious brunch designed by executive chef Kyoo Eom.

 


ANNOUNCING THE 2020 DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS

Syd Carpenter
Ceramic artist and Professor of Studio Art at Swarthmore College.

 

Warren Seelig

Mixed media artist and Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Craft/Material Studies program at the University of the Arts.

Sondra Sherman

Jewelry artist and Head of Jewelry + Metalwork program at San Diego State University.

Craft in America
The award-winning prime-time PBS series documenting the vitality and significance of American Craft.


 

REGISTER FOR SPRING CRAFT WEEKEND

 


Become a Patron!

Spring Craft Weekend is our most important fundraising event of the year. Our success depends upon the loyalty and generosity of our Patrons. Celebrate with us and, as a Patron, you will have access to all the SCW events. Sign up to be a Patron by March 16 to be included in the SCW program!

 

 


 

Be included in our SCW Program

Support Spring Craft Weekend by taking out an ad in our weekend program. This event has always brought some of the country's top Craft supporters together in one place with over 500 cumulative participants. As part of the weekend, we produce a Spring Craft Weekend Program for all event attendees. This small publication features the Masters of the Medium biographies and information about the weekend, along with ads from a number of arts-related businesses and supporters of the James Renwick Alliance.