Craft Forms 2015

The exhibition will run from December 4, 2015 to January 30, 2016 and will be held at the Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, 610-688-3553, .
The 21st international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.
Juror – Ronald T. Labaco, Museum of Arts and Design, NY, The Marcia Docter Curator
Wayne Art Center is pleased to have this highly regarded juror for the Craft Forms 2015 exhibition. Ronald T. Labaco is the Marcia Docter Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, New York.
Decorative arts and design curator and historian, Labaco, was appointed to the senior curatorial team at the Museum of Arts and Design in 2010. Labaco has served as the Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the High Museum in Atlanta since 2007, and previoulsy worked as an independent curator and as an Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
As a seasoned design curator, published writer and respected lecturer, Labaco helped develop and strengthen the High Museum’s 20th and 21st century design collection. In 2014, he solo curated Out of Hand, Materializing the Postdigital and wrote the accompanying exhibition book for MAD. Labaco co-curated The Allure of the Automobile: Driving in Style, 1930-1966, Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary American Craft, Anthony Ames, Architect: Residential Landscapes, A Graceful Industry: Bentwood Furniture and Toshiko Takaezu: Master Ceramist, as well as independently organized Eva Zeisel: My Century for Bard Graduate Center at the International Art + Design Fair, NY, NY, Peter Shire: The Los Angeles Connection to Memphis and produced the first major U.S. museum retrospective on Ettore Sottsass.
Labaco holds a Masters of Arts in the History of the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture from the Bard Graduate Center in New York City, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from the Universtiy of California, Berkeley.
The juror will judge the work based on its technique, design, concept, originality and craftsmanship. It is important to send professional high quality images.
1. Open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and/or mixed media crafts.
2. All work must have been completed within the past two years and may not have been previously exhibited at the Wayne Art Center.
3. Works submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2013. If the work was accepted into a previous Craft Forms exhibitions, this work CANNOT be re-submitted for this or future Craft Forms.
4. Artists must supply at least one digital image of at least 2100 pixels on the longest side (or 350 dpi with image size minimum of 4 X 6”) per artwork submitted. Two details images are optional.
5. Work submitted must be innovative and original in design. Work derivative of other artists or work created in a workshop with the aid of an instructor is not acceptable.
6. Collaborative work is accepted. Please include all artists’ names on the on-line application.
7. Some size restrictions apply. Please contact WAC if you have an excessively large and/or complex installation.
8. Art work must be available for sale during the length of the exhibition.
9. Wayne Art Center reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet the requirements. Shipped work that differs from work accepted from digital submission will be disqualified. All accepted work must have proper identification.
10. Work damaged in shipping will regretfully not be presented.
11. No accepted work may be picked up before the closing of the exhibition.
12. Withdrawal of accepted work prior to the exhibition will result in exclusion from exhibiting at WAC for the following year (2016).
Our efforts to cultivate organizations that acknowledge artists in various disciplines are ongoing. We are very pleased to announce an increase to $8,000+ in prize awards this year. The juror, Ronald T. Labao, will select the award winners on December 4, 2015.
There will be group and/or solo exhibition opportunities.
An abbreviated catalog of artwork will document the juried exhibition and two copies will be supplied to accepted artists.
Calendar of Events
September 10, midnight EST
Digital Entry Deadline ($45 Fee)
September 13, midnight EST
Digital Entry Extended Deadline ($65 Fee)
September 28
Notification of Accepted and Declined Work
November 18-21
(Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Hand Delivery of Work
November 18-23
Delivery of Shipped Work
December 4
(Friday 6:00 – 10:00 pm)
Craft Forms 2015 Gala Opening
December 5
(Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Juror’s Lecture and Meet the Artists
December 5, 2015 – January 30, 2016
(Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Sundays)
Exhibition Dates
February 1 – February 6, 2016
(Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Sundays)
Hand Pick-up of Craft Forms 2015 Artwork
February 1 – February 13, 2016
Packing & Shipment of Artwork from Wayne Art Center
Entry and Exhibition Fees
The entry fee is $45 for up to two artworks. (Extended deadline is available from September 11 – 13, the fee will be $65.)
Artists are permitted to apply with a second application. The artist should use the same name and contact information. The second application would also consist of 2 artwork entries, with 3 images per piece. Another application fee of $45 or late fee of $65 would apply.
No slide entries or drop off of artwork will be accepted.
Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, or Personal Check for US entries only will be accepted. The application will not be finalized until the entry fee has been paid.
The artist contact email provided on the on-line application must remain active during the submission and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking their email for acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding the Craft Forms 2015 exhibition. No paperwork or communications will be mailed regarding acceptance and/or declined information.
Craft Forms artwork must be available FOR SALE. All work must be available for sale during the application process and until December 4, 2015. NFS or POR submissions will not be accepted. There is not a threshold for artwork pricing level.
Please note that price of artwork entry may not be changed after it is set with the on-line application. WAC will retain 40% commission of the sale price. All work must be available for sale and therefore insurance will be set at 60% of sale value. All work will be insured while in the Wayne Art Center facility.
Accepted work must be for sale in order to be included in this exhibition and a price must be listed on the entry application. Once this price is established with the on-line application, it CANNOT be revised on inventory sheets, or any communications. Otherwise, price difference will be the responsibility of the artist and not WAC.
If work is selected for Craft Forms 2015, the artist is financially responsible for the shipping to Wayne Art Center and return shipping and in-transit insurance both ways of the work.
If the artwork is purchased, the return shipping label will not be used and therefore the noted account will not be billed.
For internationally accepted work, please review the country of origin shipping and custom regulations and the best way for US Customs to receive the work. Regulations and rules change frequently and can cause artwork to be held up in Customs or be returned to the artist.
WAC will not be responsible for loss or damage to work in transit to or from Wayne Art Center. Wayne Art Center will not responsible for loss, theft or damaged work after 30 days of the last day of show, January 30, 2015, due to artist failing to retrieve exhibition work.
Insurance and Liability
While every care will be exercised in the handling of all works submitted, the Wayne Art Center cannot assume liability for any loss or damage to artwork in transportation or otherwise. The artist is responsible for insurance while the artwork is in transit to Wayne Art Center as well as when the piece is shipped back following the exhibition. In the event of damage to the artwork during the shipping, the artist will be required to provide documentation confirming the value of the work, the extent of the claim and to settle claims directly with the shipping carrier.
Neither the Wayne Art Center nor any agent will be responsible for damage or loss to any work of art submitted. Wayne Art Center provides insurance coverage only while work is on our premises. Other insurance coverage is strongly recommended and is the artist’s responsibility. Once the artwork is shipped with the designated carrier, the insurance is the responsibility of the artist and not with WAC.
The WAC will retain 40% commission of work sold during the exhibition dates, or on any sale that results from mediation by the WAC staff (Buyer must also pay 6% sales tax).
If the artwork installation is overly complex, WAC will contact the aritst to request assistance with the installation process. The artist may be required to assume responsibility for any alternations that are required by a particular installation.
Wayne Art Center Contacts
Nancy Campbell, Executive Director
Karen Louise Fay, Director of Special Projects
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

To submit your application online, click here.