Second Acts
Craft as an Encore Career
  • American Craft Week is searching for twenty-five exceptional craft artists who began their working lives in a career other than craft. We want to know what made you leave your first profession and begin a “Second Act” making craft. Tell us why your craft career is a success!

    The national American Craft Week Committee will judge the entries on the following criteria:
    1. The story of your career change.
    2. An impressive body of work demonstrating excellence in design and skill level
    3. If you wholesale your work, list 3 galleries or stores who carry your line.
    4. If you retail your work, list 3 locations/events where you sell your craft to the public.
    5. Why do you consider yourself a successful craft artist?
  • Nominations:

    1. Entries accepted until Sunday, June 8, 2017.
    2. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations can also be made by any person, school or organization.
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    Up to 3 photos of the nominee's work. At least one image of your work should be high resolution. Total of all images can not exceed 10mb.
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