• Past Exhibitions at 100 Pier 4

    Past Exhibitions at 100 Pier 4

Artist Awards (June - Oct 2017)

Artist Awards (June - Oct 2017)

Artist Awards, happening every other summer, celebrates three makers who are based in New England and excelling in their medium. Artist Awards 2017 was comprised of work by Tanya Crane, Janice Jakielski, and Julie Morringello. The 'award' involves a small cash stipend and a three-month, group exhibition. Read more about the 2017 artists.
John + Sue Rogers Collection (Jul - Oct 2017)

John + Sue Rogers Collection (Jul - Oct 2017)

The Society of Arts and Crafts received a generous and meaningful donation of cherished objects collected by Sue and John Rogers over the past 40 years. This gift, which surveys the breadth of contemporary craft, provides a glimpse into Sue and John's collecting interests: turned bowls, functional pottery, puzzle boxes, animals in various media.
Archipomorphic (Feb - Mar 2017)

Archipomorphic (Feb - Mar 2017)

Archipomorphic is an exhibition of sculptural ceramics and study drawings in pencil by Tim Ian Mitchell, inspired by brick and body. Mitchell began this work in 2015 at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts after discovering a group of water-struck brick molds during a residency. Working with fresh, raw-brick castings in repeat, Mitchell altered them one by one and added anatomically abstracted features to make each into an individual, emerging from the rectangular clay volume. These clever small works come to life when exhibited together, inviting stories, mythologies, and metaphor.
I.M.A.G.I.N.E Peace Now (Feb - Jun 2017)

I.M.A.G.I.N.E Peace Now (Feb - Jun 2017)

I.M.A.G.I.N.E Peace Now stands for the ‘innovative merger of art and guns to inspire new expressions.’ Participating artists were challenged to create works of art that incorporate disabled firearms taken off the streets. The objects vary — some are friendly and clever, while others are more confrontational. In 1994, Bally became affiliated with Pittsburgh’s Anti-Violence Coalition and began applying his craft skills to reconfigure guns from buyback programs into artwork that advocates for nonviolence. ally and a panel of jurors bring together over 100 craft artists from six countries to make a powerful statement about the gun violence epidemic in America.

See more:
Boston 25 Feature
Boston Globe Review
Our Cups Runneth Over (Nov 2016 - Feb 2017)

Our Cups Runneth Over (Nov 2016 - Feb 2017)

Every other winter, Society of Arts and Crafts presents the much beloved exhibition, Our Cups Runneth Over. The "Cups Show" brings together artists, both emerging and established, in celebration of the vessel in clay. The form and function of each piece remains similar; yet the aesthetics and techniques are as varied as their inspirations.
Radius (Oct - Nov 2016)

Radius (Oct - Nov 2016)

Radius celebrates the creativity of people living and working within one mile of the Society of Arts + Crafts’ new home. This exhibition represents the richness of the neighborhood and works created in the here and now, a slice of life. Objects range in media, style, and use; but all embody the Society’s motto -- pulchritudo cum utilitate, beauty with usefulness.