MSOP Members Exhibit at Eilandarts!

"Pisces and the Worm Moon" by Robyn Miller

"Pisces and the Worm Moon" by Robyn Miller

Congratulations to the Twenty Nine Artists who will be exhibiting their artwork at Eilandarts in Merchantville, New Jersey! 

-The show opens to the public on Sunday April 1, and is on exhibit through April 29th. The gallery is  Eilandarts Center, 10 East Chestnut Street, Merchantville, NJ  08109 . Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m. -9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. -2 p.m.

-MSOP Opening Party at Eilandarts! Friday April 20, 5-9 p.m. Bring your family and friends! An extra bonus...that evening there is an Art Walk in Merchantville!

Susan Allan
Alissa Blumenthal
Diana Branciforte
Claire Brill
Roberta Cook
Regina Coyle
Meagan Corrado
Suzanne Daub
Maureen Grossi
Carol Hemsley
Veronica Kairos
Rochelle Lent
Robyn Miller
Peg Mitchell
Nick Pentzell
Janis Pinkston
April Press
Sharon Ritz
Marcy Rosner
Carol Rydel
Rise Skobeloff
Jill Snyder
Terrielee Steinmeyer
Laura Lyn Stern
Carol Stirton-Broad
Carol Tinkleman
Gwen Waltz
Amy Wassum
Lucinda Weller



Exhibition Opportunity at Church Street Arts & Crafts Gallery

Calling All Mosaic Artists!

The Church St. Arts and Crafts Gallery in Mt. Holly NJ has issued an open call for mosaics for their upcoming non-juried Mosaic Exhibit. They are hoping for participation in the show by MSoP members.

The show will run for the entire month of March 2018. You may submit up to 3 pieces. There are no entry fees required for this event.

Attached is the prospectus containing all of the specifics. If you have any further questions you can call Kathy directly at the number shown on the attachment.

A Note From the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen

Haverford Guild of Craftsmen, a Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

We are pleased to announce the opening of applications to our 2017 Fall Show. Show dates are Saturday, November 18, 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday, November 19, 10 AM to 4 PM. Setup is on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Our guild has outgrown our last venue and we are excited about our new show location at the Agnes Irwin School on Ithan Avenue in the heart of Rosemont, Pa., right on the Main Line, and close to Philadelphia.  Rosemont is in the heart of Radnor Township, which has a median household income of $100,208 and median house value of $577,809.

Booths will be 10 ft. X 10 ft., 10 ft. X 15 ft., or 10 ft. X 20 ft. Chapter Booths hosting multiple artists and shared booths between two artists are welcome. The space is a newer part of the school, a gymnasium which can generously hold 100 artists with 8 ft. aisles.

For this show to be a success, we have committed ourselves to an extensive marketing and publicity campaign. Our last show, we advertised with 40 publications both online and in print. 10,000 postcards were distributed throughout Delaware County. Directional signage and feather flags were utilized to direct customers.  In addition, we will be advertising in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Main Line Times, the News of Delaware County, Delaware County Times, County Line Magazine and the City Suburban.  Our Publicity Chairmen have organized a slew of additional publicity avenues to promote our show.  Individual artists participating in our shows are featured on our Facebook page.

We are looking for innovative artists of the highest caliber and would like to invite members of our sister chapters, other Craft Guilds and independent craftsmen and fine artists.  The show will be juried by the Standards Committee of the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen.

Applications can be found on our website: under artist opportunities.   
We hope you will consider joining us in this premiere event in the heart of the Main Line and surrounding Philadelphia suburbs.

Richard Maxwell and Mary Beth Nardy, Show Chairmen

"Crafting Contexts" Call for Artists

Art In City Hall – City’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy in partnership with Craft NOW Philadelphia issues a call for artists for the upcoming 2017 fall season.

Crafting Contexts

October 9 – November 24, 2017 Tentative Reception Date: November 1st, following a press conference opening Philadelphia Craft Month in the Mayor’s Reception Room 202.

Submissions are due by August 18th, 4 p.m.

Jurors: TBD City Hall Artistic Advisory Committee members


In 2017, Craft NOW Philadelphia presents the theme Fluid Boundaries: Exploring Intersections of Craft with Fine Art, Design and Making to visitors as a means of discovering how craft continues to evolve in the twenty-first century. Expanding on this theme, Art In City Hall issues a call for Crafting Contexts as its fall exhibition in Philadelphia’s historic City Hall.

Crafting Contexts seeks high quality two and three-dimensional handmade art that invites discourse and interpretation. Using materials or a mix of materials traditionally associated with craft (wood, clay, fiber, glass, metal, etc.) or nontraditional materials (found and upcycled objects, plastics...), artists are encouraged to explore personal or social contexts. This may include presenting craft as a reflection on contemporary issues. For example, it can serve as a critical tool that examines culture, immigration, the environment, current events or institutional traditions. Works can be utilitarian or otherwise, and all works are required to be handmade with the aim of fostering interaction or dialogue.



Craft NOW Philadelphia unites the leading institutions and artists of Philadelphia’s craft community in a celebration of the city’s rich legacy of craft, its internationally-recognized contemporary craft scene, and its important role as an incubator for arts based in wood, clay, fiber, metal and glass. Through both creating and spotlighting events during the week of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Craft NOW invites locals and visitors alike to explore Philadelphia’s innovations in the world of the handmade.

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Art in City Hall brings the people’s art to the people’s building, establishing a presence for the visual arts in one of the city’s most important civic spaces, and provides space for the local cultural community to display their work. City Hall showcases juried exhibits of professional and emerging local artists, arts and cultural institutions, community organizations and schools that utilize the arts in their programming. Encompassing a variety of mediums, techniques, and subjects, the program is committed to presenting a diversity of ideas and artistic explorations.

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) supports and promotes arts, culture and the creative industries; develops partnerships that ensure culture and creativity are essential components of the City’s community revitalization, education, and economic development strategies; and links Philadelphians to meaningful cultural resources and opportunities.

The Office manages and oversees City arts programs, provides policy advice to the Mayor and other Administration officials and serves as the primary point of municipal contact for local organizations, businesses, artists, and creative entrepreneurs. For additional information on Art In City Hall and OACCE, visit: