The 19th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft. December 6 - January 25, 2014
Nancy Campbell, Executive Director stated, "Craft Forms has evolved into a favored showcase for the work of the nation's most talented emerging and established artists. The Wayne Art Center is proud to be a part of this stunning exhibition which draws more than 5,000 visitors each year. We are very pleased to continue to bring such a high caliber "museum quality" exhibition of contemporary craft to the Philadelphia region."
Craft Forms is an international juried exhibition dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of fine contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their creative endeavors. Craft Forms is open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or mixed media crafts. Artists are juried on-line and upon acceptance, can exhibit multiples of their work in the Wayne Art Center Gallery Shop (in addition to the accepted works in the exhibition).
Juror - Lena Vigna
Currently Curator of Exhibitions at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, Lena Vigna has a particular interest in the contemporary fields of adornment, sculpture, fiber, and installation. Lena has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions and written several essays that explore issues relevant to contemporary art and society.
Recent areas of investigation include political garments and accessories, jewelry that reconsiders the past in the present, contemporary chandeliers, extreme wearable and non-wearable garments, lace, and the relationship between jewelry and painting (the subject of a 2012 article in Metalsmith).
Lena was awarded a 2006 Craft Research Fund Project Grant from the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design for an exhibition about contemporary approaches to lace (Laced with History) and received an Art Jewelry Forum Grant in 2009 for Adornment and Excess: Jewelry in the 21st Century. Named one of the top craft curators under 50 in a non-published museum survey, Lena is also a big fan of vintage clothes and custom cars.
Download the 2013 Craft Forms and Nature in Craft Exhibition Press Release