Sunday, November 25, 2012

Internship Opportunities!

It's that time again! SCC is now accepting applications for our annual Judy  Cheteyan Scholarship. The scholarship is to provide an art student with the  opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a professional art environment. The scholarship will be used to pay a $3,000 stipend to the student during the internship. 

Deadline March 15, 2013 View Application Here!

SCC is also accepting application for their year-long Studio Apprenticeship!

The Society for Contemporary Craft is offering a year-long studio apprenticeship, July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, to an emerging artist seeking to develop professional skills working with one the nation’s only non-profits focusing exclusively on creation, exhibition, and education across all contemporary craft media. 

Application deadline March 15, 2013 View Application Here!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Handmade Arcade is only a month away!

December 8th, 11am-7pm
David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh

"Handmade Arcade (HA), founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair. Now in its ninth year, HA brings young, innovative crafters and progressive do-it-yourself designers to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on December 8, 2012 to sell, their handmade, locally produced, and offbeat wares at a bustling marketplace. A highly anticipated annual event, HA attracts more than 6,000 attendees in one day. HA provides craft artists working outside mainstream and fine arts sectors with a grassroots, high-visibility venue to sell wares, build community, network, and share their artistic practice.

Handmade Arcade is run by a collective of creative Pittsburghers who have helped to shape and bolster Pittsburgh’s independent craft scene over the past nine years. The group’s founders — who, along with new volunteers, still run the event today — were inspired to organize a craft fair of Pittsburgh’s own that would tap into a national movement and provide a welcoming venue for artists and shoppers to come together. Handmade Arcade’s growth has coincided with the international resurgence of crafting, as new generations are reclaiming and reinventing craft materials and methods."

Early Birdie Passes are $15 each, which provide shoppers with the exclusive opportunity to shop one hour before the event opens to the public. Early Birdie shoppers will have first pick to purchase all the unique and one-of-a-kind items that crafters will be selling and be given a bag full of goodies and coupons. 

This is a super fun event, just in time for the holidays! Make sure you visit SCC's hands-on table:

“Headdressed up” (1 p.m.-3 p.m.) / SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT
Create make & take headdresses using paper and found objects from the “cool” bag.