The James Renwick Alliance is proud to announce the 8th Annual JRA Day, a craft artist exhibition and sale featuring more than 35 artists in jewelry, glass, ceramics, textiles, wood, photography, paper, and mixed media, Saturday, December 5, at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase. Perfect for holiday shopping, the show will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and admission is free.
Many favorite artists, including jeweler Enise Han, wood artist William Peirce, ceramic artist Kanika Sircar, fiber artist Floris Flam, and clothing maker Denise Dickens, are returning for this year’s show. The new artists include many familiar to collectors in the Washington area, such as jeweler Megin Diamond and glass artist Gayla Lee, as well as work by well-known glass artist Alison Rusza from Brooklyn. The show includes artists who have participated in SOFA, the American Craft Council’s Baltimore Craft Show, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, and the Washington Craft Show.
The James Renwick Alliance was created as an independent national nonprofit organization to celebrate the achievements of America’s craft artists and to foster scholarship, education, and public appreciation of their art. Founded in 1982, the Alliance helps support our nation’s showcase of American craft, the newly reopened Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.