American Craft Council, Baltimore

As a creator straddling a fine line between art and craft, seeing how the best craftspeople in the country are able to seemlessly blend the two together is inspiring.

No, I wasn't there with my work- not this year. While fibers and textiles were both well represented, I didn't see a lot of batik, and especially not as an art form. So maybe there's a place for me one day.

What I did find interesting that I'd never noticed at any of the shows I've exhibited at was the use of the category "mixed media". As a craftsperson creating wall mounted pieces, I was definitely on the lookout for other exhibitors who were presenting framed works or work meant to be displayed on the wall. It was surprising to see how many of the artists that fit that description who were exhibiting in the mixed media category. Just some food for thought....

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