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Last Year’s Washington Craft Show Final One Ever

Last year’s show at the DC Convention Center which closed on November 2nd featured approximately 190 leading artists from DC and around the country exhibiting and selling their latest collections of one-of-a-kind or limited edition glass, furniture, ceramics, basketry, wood, jewelry, decorative and wearable fiber arts, metals, mixed-media and paper during this 27th annual — and recently announced final one to be held in DC — event.

photo--courtesy Crafts America.

photo–courtesy Crafts America.

The “Focus on Fashion” theme of this juried show highlighted wearable art and jewelry makers who will be present, along with panel discussion sessions about finding the right fashion for the home. Special fashion shows during the three-day event offered visitors a chance to see the latest work from such notable textile artists as Selma Karaca, whose designs are often seen on runways and red carpets in Hollywood, New York and around the world, and many others. Preceding the Saturday show, DC fashion expert Stephany Greene gave an interactive presentation and  also signed copies of her new book, Stephany’s Style Secrets; 7 Steps to Live and Dress Your Best.

photo--courtesy Crafts America.

photo–courtesy Crafts America.

In addition, a weekend speaker series  included three jewelry artists, each of whom exhibited their latest work, along with Gwynne Rukenbrod, executive director of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, who led tours of the contemporary jewelry being exhibited and answered questions about the artists, their work, and design trends.