Jake Johnson, potter in Waynesboro, VA creates wheel thrown stoneware and porcelain vessels and functional wares that engage visually and tactfully.

Juror Announced for 2017 NC Art Event

Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild announces Edie Carpenter as guest juror, 2017 Carolina Artisan Craft Market!

Edie Carpenter, Director of Artistic and Curatorial programs at GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art, will serve as guest juror for the emerging and career fine craft artists applying for a spot in the 2017 Carolina Artisan Craft Market to be held November 10 – 12 at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Carolina Artisan Craft Market

A rigorous two-step jury selection process attracts emerging and career craft artists who are presenting craft at the highest level.  Artists whose work reflects a mastery of technique and originality of design are encouraged to apply. The first step is a digital review of images and artist statement conducted by Carpenter. The second step includes an object jury by both the guest juror and the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild Standards Committee.

Carpenter has an art background deeply grounded in North Carolina art combined with far-reaching, international art experience. Her credentials include over twenty years of curatorial experience combined with academic and professional positions abroad.

Carpenter’s curatorial background encompasses leadership positions and skills with notable professional posts.  She served as director of the Paris branch of the Zabriskie Gallery where she worked for ten years before returning to North Carolina to lead GreenHill’s exhibition program. She curates GreenHill’s annual Winter Show survey of art in all mediums and has guest curated exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art and ArtSpace among others.

Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York and a Master’s degree in Museum Studies and New Media from Université de Lyon III, Lyon France. She taught for two years at the University of Lyon and has given numerous lectures on contemporary art.

2017 marks the 48th year of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild’s annual November event.  The Carolina Artisan Craft Market is a trusted resource for art collectors and first-time buyers looking for the finest contemporary and traditional craft being made in America. Previously juried and invited Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild Exhibiting Artist Members will participate in the annual event as well.

Hosted by the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, a local nonprofit organization based in Raleigh, the 3-day indoor event presents a survey of fine craft artists from across North Carolina and the U.S.  Fine craft artists interested in taking part are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Carolina Artisan Craft.  Applications are now being accepted until midnight, May 12, 2017. Artists may view the event prospectus and submit an application through this link at ZAPPlication.

Key Dates of Call for Artists
Artist Application: now – May 12, 2017 (midnight)
Juror Review: May 15 – June 12, 2017
Artist Invitation to Participate: June 15
Artist Commitment to Participate: August 1

Carolina Artisan Craft Market
Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12, 2017
The Raleigh Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
500 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601