Weekend Events Included with admission to the show

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Daily pre-premier screening of "CRAFT IN AMERICA: SERVICE"
the latest in the Peabody Award-winning series exploring America’s creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade. This newest episode, part of the PBS veterans initiative Stories of Service, is the story of craft and the military. The film premieres on PBS Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 10:30pm, and the Washington Craft Show is pleased to provide a preview for show visitors. The film will be on a loop, so our guests may watch at their leisure. From the origins of the Army Arts & Crafts Program and the G.I. Bill to contemporary soldiers and veterans, SERVICE documents the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate and heal.

Friday, October 31

1:00 p.m. - "From the Ordinary, the Exceptional"
Lecture by jewelry artist Debra Adelson (Collingswood, NJ) who will share with our audience her method of turning an ordinary block of acrylic into amazing high-fashion jewelry.
3:00 p.m. - Fashion Show
Fashion Show featuring work by more than 3 dozen fashion artists whose work will be in the show.

Saturday, November 1

1:00 p.m. - Fashion Show
Fashion Show featuring work by more than 3 dozen fashion artists whose work will be in the show. Serving as master of ceremonies for Saturday's fashion show is DC fashion expert Stephany Greene, who will sign copies of her new book, Stephany’s Style Secrets; 7 Steps to Live and Dress Your Best following the fashion Saturday fashion show.
3:00 p.m. - Artist Lecture
Lecture by jewelry artist Marianne Hunter (Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA), who will demonstrate ways in which she repurposes estate jewelry to give it new life and new purpose.

Sunday, November 2

1:00 p.m. - Artist Lecture
Lecture by jewelry artist Lori Meg Gottlieb (Owings Mills, MD), who will discuss her transition from surgeon to jewelry artist, and how she turned a seemingly tragic event into a successful new career.
2:00 p.m. - Tour of Contemporary Jewelry
Tour of Contemporary Jewelry, led by Gwynne Rukenbrod, Executive Director of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.