PRESS RELEASE: Society of Arts + Crafts Announces Brigitte Martin as New Executive Director

Society of Arts + Crafts (SA+C) Board President Jennifer Rayburn announced today that Brigitte Martin, a long-time leader in the craft industry, has been chosen to lead the venerable Boston-based organization following a national search led by Arts Consulting Group. Martin assumes the role of Executive Director March 1 at the 122-year-old organizat...
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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

The season of love has arrived and Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Those of you who are last minute shopping for those you love are welcome to stop by the Society of Arts & Crafts for a wide array of gift options! From friends to lovers, family, and even your pet dog, expressing your love and appreciation through handcrafted art has never ...
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Announcing the 2019 Society of Arts + Crafts Artist Awards

The Society of Arts + Crafts is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Artist Awards will open on February 1, 2019. The Artist Awards are a mission-driven award granted every other year to three artists living and working in New England. Three awards of $3,000 each are presented to the three winners. Additionally, work by the award winn...
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September 2018 #MeetTheMaker - Elizabeth Cohen, Part 2

​Our September 2018 #MeetTheMaker is a second installment with studio potter Elizabeth Cohen . In this short video, Elizabeth shows some of her technique and talks about the tools and process she utilizes to create her sculptural and organic pottery. Watch the video now! Elizabeth will also be on view at the Society in our Spotlight Gallery for the...
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The Society of Arts + Craft awarded CIP grant from the Mass Cultural Council

The Society of Arts + Crafts is proud to announce that we have been awarded a Cultural Investment Portfolio grant from the Mass Cultural Council.   From the Mass Cultural Council website: "The Cultural Investment Portfolio (CIP) provides unrestricted general operating support grants and project support grants to nonprofit organizations that pr...
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August 2018 #MeetTheMaker - Elizabeth Cohen

#MeetTheMaker August 2018 features potter Elizabeth Cohen . During our interview with Elizabeth, we learn more about how she taught herself pottery, some of her favorite resources for artists and what duties she feels artists have today. Watch it below!
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The Society Announces 2018 Mineck Fellow, Tom Shields

Congratulations to 2018 John D. Mineck Fellow, Tom Shields ! With the help of Sarah Marriage and Miguel Gómez‐Ibáñez, the Society of Arts + Crafts recommends Tom Shields as this year's Mineck Foundation Furniture Fellow. Shields is at a moment in his career where he is ready to take on more within his practice. Through his writing he defi...
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Announcing #MeetTheMaker - July 2018 with Jennifer Yogel of Local Color Jewelry

The Society of Arts + Crafts is excited to announce a new monthly video series: #MeetTheMaker! Each month we will chat with a local artist and learn more about them and their work. Jennifer Yogel of Local Color Jewelry is our first interview. During this short char, we discuss her mentors, what inspires her and Viking knitting! Watch...
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2018 John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship is Now Open

The Society of Arts + Crafts is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship . The Mineck Fellowship, funded by the John D. Mineck Foundation and administered by the Society, awards $25,000 to a young-in-career furniture artist to help them succeed in their journey. Funding is intended to help ...
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The Society Welcomes Celeste Wilson

The Society of Arts + Crafts warmly welcomes Celeste Wilson as the Interim Executive Director.  Wilson brings a wide range of expertise to the Society, as she has worked in a variety of arts administration positions for  over  three decades. In Florida, where she grew up, her career in commercial theatre  companies culminat...
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Farewell to Fabio

After thirteen years at the Society of Arts + Crafts, ten as Curator and three as Executive Director, Fabio Fernández has announced he will be leaving his position this month. "I am now ready for a new beginning that will involve getting back to my studio practice, teaching and working with artists and material culture in a way that being Executive...
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New Exhibit: Mosaic Arts International 2018 Invitational—Sophie Drouin

About the Exhibition The Society of Arts and Crafts is proud to partner with the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) in an exciting exhibition Mosaic Arts International 2018 Invitational – Sophie Drouin. This exhibition will feature the work of Canadian artist, Sophie Drouin of Kitchener, Ontario. Classically trained in Italy, France and the ...
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Thanks everyone for another wonderful CraftBoston Holiday!

THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make CraftBoston Holiday another successful show! Artists, trustees, volunteers and staff all come together twice a year to share contemporary craft with the city of Boston. Supporting CraftBoston supports the Society, the nation's oldest craft nonprofit, as well as the small businesses of hundreds of craftspeopl...
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December 2017 - Holiday Hours

We hope to see you at 100 Pier 4 this holiday shopping season. Choosing to buy handmade gifts supports a creative economy and the small businesses of the artists we support! Following are the changes to our normal hours of operation during the month of December.  Monday, December 4 / OPEN / 10:00a - 6:00p Monday, December 11 / OPEN / 10:0...
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The Society Celebrates #GivingTuesday

Greetings Friends, Thanksgiving is around the corner and I would like to take a moment to express gratitude to so many of you for supporting the Society in our first year at 100 Pier 4. Thousands of people have observed our mission in action at CraftBoston and at our Seaport galleries. With the season of giving upon us, I am proud to represent an o...
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Turning the Page: Crafter Hour Recap

Last week, the Society hosted an amazing program, a round-table discussion with five folks working in the field of fiber. It was an honor to have: Angela Drakeford, Stephen Hamilton (Fiber artist, educator), Beth McLaughlin (Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Fuller Craft Museum), Maria Molteni (Nashville-to-Boston-based multimedia &am...
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Society Artists in the Spotlight

The Society's mission is to support craft artists and provide opportunities. We are proud to share several recent features written about Tanya Crane, Adrienne Sloane, and Jack Mauch. Please browse through these shout outs to outstanding New England artists. Tanya Crane Where Boston Read More Adrienne Sloane Mass Cultural Council Read More Jack Mauc...
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Fun Fall Events

You're Invited New Englanders know there are only a couple months left for us to voluntarily venture out of the house. Enjoy the season in the Seaport District for one of our many events. Explore craft up close and personal at a 'Crafter Hour' event. Read more and register for an event!
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Liz Shepherd's chairs bear new meaning

Liz Shepherd is a conceptual artist and she works in a different media to think through her big ideas. Recently, she is ​exploring ideas of family, waiting, and loss through the use of papier-mâché cast around chairs. Two years ago, as her father was passing away, Liz found herself sitting very still and very quiet for a period of days. She looks b...
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Congratulations to 2017 Mineck Fellow, Jack Mauch!

​With the assistance of Andrew Glasgow (Asheville, NC), the Society of Arts and Crafts is pleased to recommend Jack Mauch as this year's Mineck Foundation Furniture Fellow. Mauch is in a moment of transition, currently packing up his studio in Allston, Massachusetts and preparing for two upcoming residencies -- a Studio Fellowship at the Center for...
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