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Best of Tennessee Craft

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Presented by Tennessee Craft at Customs House Museum and Cultural Center - Clarksville, Clarksville TN

Feb 28 2018
Jun 01 2018
Best of Tennessee Craft

Tennessee Craft’s call for entries.

Call for Entries

Tennessee Craft seeks entries for the Best of Tennessee Craft, a biennial exhibition designed to connect art collectors and craft enthusiasts with contemporary craft artists producing the most diverse, highest quality craft pieces available in Tennessee.

Presented by Tennessee Craft – the state’s largest, most visible and most respected craft artist organization – and hosted by the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, Tennessee, this exhibit elevates and celebrates contemporary and traditional craft found throughout Tennessee while encouraging a high standard of excellence and design among Tennessee craft artists.

About the Exhibition

The public is invited to the opening reception and awards presentation at the Customs House Museum, August 4, 2018, with the exhibition on view through October 14, 2018. Visitors will see traditional Appalachian crafts, imaginative high-end furniture, and one-of-a-kind handmade objects. Guest Juror Kathryn Hall, curator at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas, will select works for the exhibition from submitted entries and the award winners. Best of Show Award is a $1,000 cash award.

About the Juror

Kathryn Hall received a BA in Art History from Wofford College and an MA in Art History from the University of Georgia. Ms. Hall is a scholar of contemporary craft and material culture. She has contributed to numerous publications including Metalsmith Magazine and Studio Potter Magazine and most recently juried the Surface Design Association’s Exhibition in Print (Winter 2017) with Richard Elliott. Ms. Hall currently serves on the ClayHouston board, an organization that supports ceramic artists working in Houston and the surrounding area.

Entries and Eligibility

Submission deadline is June 1, 2018. Eligible crafts include basketry, clay, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, printmaking, sculpture, wood and other. Online entries may be submitted here.

Artists may submit up to three (3) craft pieces for exhibit consideration. Each piece must be represented by one image; no detail views or images depicting the same piece from multiple angles. The competition is open to all craft artists 18 years or older, who are current residents of Tennessee, including students. Work must be original, not previously exhibited at a Best of Tennessee Craft Exhibition, and within generally accepted craft media. No person shall be excluded from entry on the grounds of race, national origin, sex, disability, or age.


Jurying will be conducted solely from images submitted through

Source: Tennessee Craft


$40/Entry Fee  | $35/Current Tennessee Craft Members

Non-refundable fee for up to three (3) works, payable by check, credit or debit card, must be included at the time of application at café.  
Submission deadline is June 1, 2018.

Contact: (615) 736-7600

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center - Clarksville

200 South Second Street, Clarksville, TN 37040

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