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37th Annual Spring Craft Weekend
Friday, April 24, 2020, 10:00 AM to Sunday, April 26, 2020, 2:00 PM EST


Save the Date 
April 24-26, 2020

You are cordially invited to the 37th annual Spring Craft Weekend on April 24-26, 2020 in Washington DC.


Friday, April 24: Caucus Day (For Patrons and Caucus Members)
Caucus Members and Patrons are invited to an exclusive visit to the George Washington University Textile Museum Conservation and Collections Center. Additionally, join us for an afternoon lunch and tour three private craft collections in Reston, Virginia.

Saturday, April 25: Public Symposium

The Spring Craft Weekend Distinguished Educators speak at the SAAM McEvoy Auditorium about their careers and inspiration as artists and educators. They will share their work and discuss the field of craft education.

Saturday, April 25: Carnival of Craft 
Be dazzled at the evening Carnival of Craft featuring magicians, performers, craft-inspired appetizers and cocktails. Bid on artwork by the 2020 JRA Distinguished Educators, try your luck on our wheel of fortune, or bid on an art-related experience in the silent auction.

Sunday, April 26: Awards Brunch
Celebrate the 2020 Distinguished Educators as they accept their coveted awards presented by notable colleagues and enjoy a scrumptious brunch. 


Announcing the 2020 Distinguished Educators

Syd Carpenter
Ceramic artist and professor of Studio
Art at Swarthmore
College, PA.


Warren Seelig

Mixed media artist
and distinguished
visiting professor in the
Fibers/Mixed Media
program at The University of the
Arts, PA.

Sondra Sherman

Jewelry artist and Program Head of
Jewelry + Metalwork at
San Diego State University.

Craft in America
Craft in America, the primetime PBS series documenting the vitality, history and significance of the American Craft movement and its companion educational platform.


Become a Patron!

Spring Craft Weekend is our most important fundraising event of the year. Our success depends upon the loyalty and generosity of our Patrons. Celebrate with us and, as a Patron, you will have access to all the SCW events. Sign up to be a Patron by February 7 to be included in the SCW invitation!