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Craft Forms 2014 - 20th Anniversary Exhibition

December 5, 2014 – January 31, 2015

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Wayne Art Center is very proud to announce the 20th anniversary celebration of Craft Forms. Craft Forms 2014, the International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts, will be on display at the Wayne Art Center from December 5, 2014 - January 31, 2015. This eagerly anticipated exhibition, celebrating its 20th milestone year, 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. The finest works of ceramics, wood, fiber, metal, glass, mixed medium and 3D printing are featured, 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.

On Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:00 till 10:00 pm, the Preview Party will welcome over 200 artists, business sponsors, patrons, committee members and guests. Festive cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be offered by Jimmy Duffy's Catering, featured wines by Little Black Dress, martini bar ice luge created by Rob Capone and a live blend of world music and jazz will entertain the guests. Please call for tickets at 610-688-3553 and visit www.craftforms.org for exhibition and event details.

Ticketing Levels:
Diamond: $500/per person ($295 tax deductible)
Spanish Wine Paring Dinner, Collector Tour and 6PM Preview Party entrance with champagne

Gold: $350/ per person ($270 tax deductible)
Collector Tour and 6PM Preview Party entrance with champagne

Silver: $200/ per person ($120 tax deductible)
6PM Preview Party entrance with champagne

Copper: $125/ per person ($50 tax deductible)
7PM Preview Party entrance

Young Friends: $75/per person (35 years old & under)
7PM Preview Party Entrance

Please call 610-688-3553 to purchase your tickets today!

Craft Forms' reputation grows exponentially each year due to the quality of artist submissions, in addition to the jurors, the highest esteemed experts in the craft world, who select the works for display. With 20 years to reference, approximately 350 applicants and 700 images from around the world will be submitted for the jurors' consideration. We are honored to announce the two craft masters who will select the Craft Forms 2014 exhibition, David R. McFadden, Chief Curator Emeritus of the Museum of Art & Design, New York City and Bruce W. Pepich, Executive Director & Curator of Collections of the Racine Art Museum, Racine. Several of our esteemed past jurors include: Lena Vigna, Racine Art Museum, Cindi Strauss, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Elizabeth Agro, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Jane Milosch, Smithsonian Institution; Paul Smith, NYC, Michael Monroe, VA and Lloyd Herman, WA.

McFadden and Pepich will select the awards on Friday, December 6 with over $6,000 in award money. They will then present an insightful Juror's Talk on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 1:00 pm and Meet the Craft Artists will directly follow their presentation. In addition, this year's companion exhibition will embrace craft in our interior environment, titled, Living with Craft. This series of craft-inspired lifestyle vignettes will feature local, regional, nation and international craft artist's ingenious master works staged among idealist furniture, lighting, floor coverings, decorative and functional objects.

Along the outer gallery walls, Wayne Art Center teacher, Lauren Dadonna will present a body of her students' work that will featured abstract paintings for purchase. Workshops, demos and artist lectures are planned for December 2014 into January 2015.

Corresponding Events:
Saturday, December 6 / 1-4PM

Juror's Lecture by David R. McFadden and Bruce Pepich and Meet the Artists Talk
Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, December 11 / 6:30-9PM
Men's Night: Enjoy an evening of Scotch and Cuisine Tasting with Michael Dorris plus indulge in last minute shopping at the Wayne Art Center Gallery Shop.

Saturday, December 13 / 10AM ? 4PM
Holiday Shopping Day: Craft and Cuisine Artisans for Gift Giving. Over 25 local fine craft vendors and artisan culinary delights to enjoy! This new date of December 13 is replacing the previous date of December 6.

Drop & Shop - Art for Kids Ages 5-11 While You Shop:
11AM ? 1PM / Hand-crafted Holiday Ornaments
2 ? 4PM / Matisse Cut-Outs Holiday Cards
Pre-registration is required

Sunday, December 7 / 12:30 ? 2:30PM
Private Collector Tour & Brunch: View a contemporary art and craft collection, and enjoy brunch served in a historic residential barn in Wayne, PA. Included in the $500 & $350 level preview party tickets.

Saturday, January 17-Sunday, January 18 / 10AM-3PM
Collage Mixed Media Workshop with Laurie Daddona
Pre-registration is required

Thursday, January 29, 2015 / 7-10PM
Spanish Wine Pairing Dinner: Intimate 4-course authentic Spanish dinner with drinks & live music.
Included in the $500 level preview party tickets.

The Gallery Shop is offering all newly crafted works made in the USA which are perfect for holiday gift giving. To highlight some of the merchandise, the shop will include Leni Hoch and Polonova textiles, Young Kang and Michael Smyser ceramics, Paul Woolf wood, Pittsburg Glass Center works, and numerous fine jewelers, plus many more fine craft artists. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm There is a suggested $5.00 contribution to view Craft Forms 2014 and Living with Craft.

The Wayne Art Center would like to thank the major sponsors of Craft Forms 2014: Leading sponsors, Wellness & Prevention, Inc. A Johnson & Johnson Company, First Priority Bank, The Bryn Mawr Trust Company, in addition to Complete Financial Outsourcing, Car Sense, Star Printing, Little Black Dress, Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers, Wayne Hotel, Main Line Media News, Chester County Life Magazine, County Lines Magazine, Wayne Magazine, and many other community business sponsors and generous patrons. The funds raised through business sponsors, patrons, attendees, and art sales greatly help benefit the Wayne Art Center's educational and outreach programs.

The Wayne Art Center has been enriching the cultural needs of the community since 1930. From its modest beginnings as the first art center on the Main Line, the Center has grown into a dynamic nonprofit organization, providing instruction in all phases of the visual and performing arts. Nearly 500 classes and workshops are offered annually to more than 4,000 students of all ages and abilities. The Center's high caliber and committed faculty support the fine reputation the Center has achieved through the years. The new Davenport Gallery and the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery attract nearly 24,000 visitors a year for exhibitions, lectures, and special events.

To accommodate and better serve our community, the Wayne Art Center completed a $5.5 million renovation in 2008 and 30,000 square foot expansion project that includes improved art studios, expanded exhibition areas, increased space for Center staff and faculty, and provided additional handicapped access. The Wayne Art Center is located at 413 Maplewood Avenue in Wayne. For further information, call 610-688-3553 or visit the website at wayneart.org.

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