Among the 13 winners of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Awards is Carolyn Mazloomi, a quilting community advocate from West Chester, Ohio. Mazloomi, considered a leading authority on African-American quilts and quilting, was awarded the 2014 Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellowship. The award is given to a person making significant contributions to the preservation and awareness of cultural heritage.
A comprehensive listing of wholesale trade shows—happening now through late February 2015.
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass has moved to a new space in Addison, Texas. The August grand reopening featured more than 50 artists in the bigger, brighter gallery. “They are very supportive of the arts,” co-owner Barbara Kittrell said of remaining in Addison. The gallery continues to run its stained-glass studio and offer classes. It offers goblets, jewelry, perfume bottles, wall pieces, and sculpture by more than 350 artists.
The American Made Show is teaming up with the Dallas Market Center to offer a second event in 2015: The wholesale market will be a part of the Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas June 25-28. The inaugural American Made Show www.americanmadeshow.com runs Jan. 16-19 in Washington, D.C.
With summer over and the winter holidays approaching, it’s the 17th annual A Season for CERF+, when creativity and generosity combine to support the Craft Emergency Relief Fund for artists in crisis.
Small shops and galleries are already gearing up for Nov. 29, the fifth annual Small Business Saturday, a program designed to attract shoppers on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Tori and Chris Tissell prove the adage that it’s better to give than to receive. Just three Christmases ago and “out of desperation” during a very lean year, Tori screen-printed text from Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice onto scarves she gave as presents.
Master ceramic artist Betty Woodman, of New York, will receive the 2014 Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship from the American Craft Council, which also has named seven new members to its College of Fellows.