2019 Craft Capital Exhibitions

In 2019, CraftNOW adopted the theme Craft Capital for its fifth year of programming with the definition of “capital” interpreted broadly for its relation to place, economics, resources, and prominence. This theme synchronized with CraftNOW’s programming for the American Craft Council conference Present Tense hosted in Philadelphia and the debut of our second publication Craft Capital: Philadelphia’s Cultures of Making edited by Glenn Adamson.

Top image courtesy of Stacey Lee Webber

Art in City Hall

Crafting Narratives

Artspace 1241 at 1241 Carpenter Studios

Handywork by Twee


Helen Drutt, Globe Dye Works, and Betrand Productions

Philadelphia: Then and Now (1950-2019)


The Center for Art in Wood

Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking

Center for Emerging Visual Artists

John Schlesinger


Cherry Street Pier

Acori Honzo, Carla J. Fisher, and Sharif Pendleton


The Clay Studio

From Storage to Studio: The Clay Studio Resident Artists Explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection

Fabric Workshop and Museum

Room for Living: Jacolby Scatterwhite


The Galleries at Moore

Jill Bonovitz: Visionary Woman Awards


Gravers Lane Gallery

June Lee: Today as the History of Tomorrow and Susan Green: Angels & Amulets


John Y. Wind: The Women 


National Liberty Museum

Destined for the Stars


Paradigm Gallery + Studio

Ulla-Stina Wikander

Philadelphia Dumpster Divers

Randy Dalton’s Blue Grotto


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Off the Wall: American Art to Wear and Designs for Different Futures


Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Mosiac Visionary Art of Isaiah Zagar

PHL Art at the Airport

American Hats, Leila Cartier, The Clay Studio, Matty Geez, Don Miller and Peter Park


University of the Arts

Domestic Landscape


Wayne Art Center

Craft Forms

Wexler Gallery

Wynorrofic Times: Roberto Lugo and Mat Tomezsko


Wharton Esherick Museum

Lighting: 26th Annual Woodworking Competition