Tuesday, October 4, 2016

American Fine Craft Show Returns to DC, October 21-23

Northampton, MA mixed media sculpture artist Valerie Bunnell will be among the 125 craft artisans at the American Fine Craft Show at the DC Armory (Photo: American Art Marketing)

From our friends at the the American Fine Craft Show Washington...

American Fine Craft Show Washington, October 21-23, 2016

Back for its 2nd year with 125 fine craft artisans, studio furniture creators to participate in juried show

Returning for its second year, the American Fine Craft Show Washington returns to the DC Armory October 21-23 with 125 craft artisans, who will be joined by American furniture crafts persons from throughout the country in The Washington Studio Furniture Showcase. The American Fine Craft Show replaced the Washington Craft Show which was retired two years ago. Among the artists will be Alexandria, Virginia furniture craftsman Sean Lambkin.

This juried event is produced by Joanna and Richard Rothbard of American Art Marketing of New York City. Their museum-benefit fine craft shows include Brooklyn Museum’s American Fine Craft Show. The Washington, DC event will feature many artists from throughout the United States and Canada who have not exhibited in this region. Artisans’ work will include functional & sculptural pottery and art glass, wearable art, weaving, basketry, handmade furniture, sculpture, painting, jewelry, leather and mixed media.

Said Richard Rothbard, “Attendees can expect a one of a kind art experience of exceptional diversity, with work from artists who have exhibited in the prestigious Smithsonian & Philadelphia Craft Shows along with work that is fun, functional and affordable.”

Alexandria, VA furniture maker Sean Lambkin will be among the 125 artists at the American Fine Craft Show at the DC Armory

The Studio Furniture Showcase will introduce American handmade furniture from artists & designers from around the country, working in both wood and metal. Furniture may be purchased at the event or may be custom designed by the craftsmen.

There will be a “First Look” preview on Friday October 21 from 4:30 until 8 PM. The show will be open Saturday, October 22 from 10 AM until 6 PM and Sunday, October 23 from 10 am until 4:30 PM. Admission tickets will be sold only at the door at  $15 per adult, $14 for seniors (64+), students $8 (with valid I.D.), children under 12 are free. A two day pass is $16. Valet Parking will be available at the front door of The Armory.

The American Fine Craft Show Washington is one of producers Joanna and Richard Rothbard's "Art of American Craft Museum Series,” which includes the American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum. The Rothbards have founded and directed craft shows and art fairs for more than 30 years including the American Fine Craft Show NYC, Contemporary Art Fair NYC and the Rockefeller Arts Festival in Manhattan. They currently produce the Berkshires Arts Festival in Massachusetts and Sarasota Craft Show in Florida.


DC Armory, 2001 East Capital Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
On site paid parking lot adjacent, VALET PARKING available at the front door
Metro: Stadium-Armory (Blue-Orange Line)

Directions & Parking:

Saturday, October 22, 10 AM - 6 PM; Sunday October 23, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
First Look Shopping Preview: Friday, October 21, 4:30 PM - 8 PM

May be purchased at the door (cash preferred)
Adults - $15; Seniors (64+) - $14; Students - $8; Weekend Pass - $16; Children under 12 - Free.