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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

"Craft USA '11" opens Sunday at Silvermine

Silvermine Guild Art Center
1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, (203) 966-9700
Craft USA ’11
Nov. 13—Dec. 23, 2011.
Opening Reception: Sun., Nov. 13, 2—4 p.m.

Press release

Craft USA ’11, the seventh national juried Craft Triennial competition at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, Connecticut will be on exhibit from November 13 through December 23. This year’s juror is Holly Hotchner, Director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

Celebrating craft as art, Craft USA is a juried triennial competition/exhibition showcasing original handmade works of art. With over 400 entries, artists from coast to coast submitted works in various media such as ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, paper, wood, basketry and mixed media. All are welcome to the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on Sun., Nov. 13, from 2—4 p.m. in the Silvermine Gallery.

Award winners for Craft USA ‘11 include: Chuck Sharbaugh from Holly, MI awarded Best in Show for “Pivots & Rows;” Jose Sierra from Tucson, AZ was awarded 2nd Place for “Cordino;” and Benjamin Johnson from Cicero, IN was awarded 3rd Place for “Spot.” Silvermine Guild Artist members Charles Birnbaum from Long Island City, NY and Bob Miranti from New Rochelle, NY, were two of the 86 artists accepted into the show.

Juror Holly Hotchner is the Director of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), in New York City where she has been since 1996. Co-chairs for this national exhibition are Silvermine Artist members Amy Bilden from Greenwich, Sandy Garnett of South Norwalk, Mindy Horn and Frances Palmer, both from Weston, Anita Soos from Guilford, and Stamford resident Marcia Zimmerman.

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