Monday, November 14, 2011

Creative Workshop of New Haven announces 43rd Annual Celebration of American Crafts

Celebration of American Crafts

Thru December 24  
21st Century Craft:
Chris Amundsen
Sunday, November 13, 2 pm

CT Artists Night
Thursday, November 17, 5pm

Shop for fine crafts and unique gifts at the 43rd Annual Celebration of American Crafts! Over 300 artists from across America will be featured, representing the finest in glass, ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, handcrafted furniture and much more.
Open daily: Mon-Sat 11 to 6, Thu 11 to 8, Sun 1 to 5 , December 24, 11 - 2

The Celebration of American Crafts is an annual juried exhibition and sale sponsored by CAW. The exhibition is held in CAW's handsome two-story Hilles Gallery.

A prestigious showcase for professional craft artists, the Celebration presents fine contemporary American crafts in every medium. To maintain the high quality of the Celebration, the acceptance process is very selective, with a limited number of exhibitors chosen to represent each medium. The Celebration attracts nearly 10,000 visitors from all over the Northeast, and media coverage is extensive. Work is sold on a consignment basis, and CAW retains 40% of each sale. These funds go toward the support of the community art school.

Call for Volunteers
CAW needs volunteers to help staff this event. Volunteer while surrounded by fine crafts from across America! Volunteers are needed to help clerk the exhibition and sale in November and December. If interested, please call (203) 562-4927 x12 or email
Creative Arts Workshop   80 Audubon Street   New Haven, Connecticut 06510   

Last week of PERFORMA 11 New Visual Arts Performance Biennial

This festival began on November 1st and continues through November 21st in New York City.  It covers almost 100 venues that spread over the five boroughs.  Arts involved include visual art, music, dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, graphic design, and the culinary arts. it features over 100 of the most exciting artists working today, in an innovative program.

Carlos Amorales, Spider Galaxy, 2007. A Performa Commission.
Photo copyright Paula Court. Courtesy of Performa and
undación/Colección Jumex.

PEFORMA 11, the fourth edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance presented by Performa.  Presented in collaboration with a consortium of more than 50 arts institutions and over 50 curators, as well as a network of public spaces and private venues.  Performa 11 will ignite New York City with energy and ideas, acting as a vital “think tank” linking minds throughout New York City and bringing audiences together for brilliant new performances in all disciplines.
Founded by RoseLee Goldberg in 2004, Performa is the leading organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth-century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. Performa launched New York’s first performance biennial, Performa 05, in 2005, followed by Performa 07 (2007), and Performa 09 (2009). 
For more information, including venues, tickets and schedules please visit