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

 

 

Thomas Bothe, potter in Washington, PA creates wheel-thrown decorative and functional stoneware pottery using Japanese throwing and glazing methods. Applied to our 2016 call for artists and is now a CDCG Exhibiting Artist member.

Call for Artists 2017

Call for Artists!

Alan Daigre, woodworker in Readyville, TN, creates rocking chairs, dining chairs, bar stools, desk chairs, and a chaise from his own unique woven design. Applied to our 2016 call for artists and is now a CDCG Exhibiting Artist member.

Alan Daigre, 2017 CDCG Exhibiting Artist Member

Since 1970, the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, a nonprofit organization based in Raleigh, NC, has hosted a profitable marketplace for the finest contemporary crafts in the United States. Our annual indoor show provides a premier showcase for CDCG Exhibiting Artist Members and provisional artist members in one of the fastest growing regions in our country.

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. 

Jake Johnson, potter in Waynesboro, VA creates wheel thrown stoneware and porcelain vessels and functional wares that engage visually and tactfully. Applied to our 2016 call for artists and is now a CDCG Exhibiting Artist member.

Jake Johnson, 2017 CDCG Exhibiting Artist Member

Artists present a striking variety of glass, ceramics, wood, both wearable and decorative fibers, metal, leather, basketry, printmaking, photography and 2-D and 3-D mixed media, as well as one-of-a-kind handmade furniture and jewelry.

Emerging and career craft artists who are presenting craft at the highest level – reflecting a mastery of technique and originality of design  are encouraged to apply.

 Applications accepted until midnight on April 30, 2017.

Read our call for artists and submit your fine craft artist application
by clicking here:  CDCG prospectus at ZAPPlication.com


Carolina Artisan Craft Market

November 10 – 12, 2017
Raleigh Convention Center, downtown Raleigh, NC

AT A GLANCE:

  • Media partnerships with social media, radio, television and regional weekly newspapers
  • Strong and affluent region that draws attendees from multiple counties across North Carolina
  • Known for high-quality juried artists and qualified attendees (approx. 4000+)
  • Covered load in/load out with 9 loading docks connected directly to the exhibit hall with early set up available on Thursday

    Bill Hickman, metal artist in Raleigh, NC, creates whimsical sculptures using gas welded fabricated sheet steel and finishes each by hand painting. Applied to our 2016 call for artists and is now a CDCG Exhibiting Artist member.

    Bill Hickman, 2017 CDCG Exhibiting Artist Member

  • Friendly, organized and supportive staff and volunteers
  • CarolinaDesignerCraftsmen.com displays artist profiles, schedules, directions & maps, and supporting membership information; Facebook (Carolina Designer Craftsmen), Twitter (NC Crafts Guild) and Instagram (CarolinaDesignerCraft) accounts provide additional up-to-date promotions and images.
  • Indoor contemporary venue provides a climate controlled festive shopping experience
  • 5 merit awards with cash prizes totaling $2,750
  • With 99% of exhibiting artists reporting in 2016, 73% of the artists reported their experience “Good” to “Excellent” while 60% of the artists rated weekend sales “Good” to “Excellent”