THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM HOSTS THE FIFTH AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW BROOKLYN, NOVEMBER 18-19, 2017

  • Michael and Alexandra Miller, “Circleine,” cabinet of maple faced plywood and colored veneer marquetry, Everyman Works, LLC, Brooklyn

    Michael and Alexandra Miller, “Circleine,” cabinet of maple faced plywood and colored veneer marquetry, Everyman Works, LLC, Brooklyn

    Michael Miller

  • Fashion designer Mary Jaeger “Winged Duster,” New York, N.Y.

    Fashion designer Mary Jaeger “Winged Duster,” New York, N.Y.

    Mary Jaeger

  • Sonja Fries sterling silver hinged frame box which can be opened to take out an elliptical shaped Aquamarine, Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Sonja Fries sterling silver hinged frame box which can be opened to take out an elliptical shaped Aquamarine, Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Sonja Fries

90 exhibitors, the country’s prominent jewelers, fashion designers, furniture and art glass makers--to fill the museum’s Beaux-Arts Court, timed for gift-giving

Handpicked exhibitors—90 jewelers, fashion designers, ceramists, art glass makers, fine artists, sculptors and furniture makers--fill the museum's Beaux-Arts Court at the fifth annual American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum Nov. 18-19, timed for gift-giving.                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Seeing the trendsetting, exquisite work of these award-winning American artisans in conjunction with exhibitions of a world renowned museum is a double benefit,” said show co-founder/director Richard Rothbard. “At our show, visitors will enjoy cutting edge work—whether classic or contemporary--executed by hand by the country’s best talent,” he said. The show is produced and curated by An American Craftsman Galleries that has supported crafts artists since 1982, longer than any other gallery in NYC, representing the work of 500+ artisans from across the country.

            Exhibitors include such fine artisans as jeweler Bonnie Bishoff; fashion designer Mary Jaeger; furniture maker Bok Read, and glassmaker Josh Simpson. There will also be Brooklyn-based exhibitors: three jewelers, two furniture makers, one ceramist and one fashion accessories designer.

            Tickets to the craft show include general admission to the Brooklyn Museum. Some of the concurrent exhibitions include: “Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in Bronze,” that opens November 17; “Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt;” “Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo,” and “Arts of Korea.”

            In addition to the American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn, Richard and Joanna Rothbard also founded and produce the annual July Berkshires Arts Festival and August Berkshires Art & Culture Festival in Mass.; the October American Fine Craft Show Washington, DC and in December, the Sarasota Craft Show in Fla. For 30+ years they produced hallmark shows such as the American Fine Craft Show NYC, Contemporary Art Fair NYC and the Rockefeller Arts Festival in Manhattan. 

Fee includes general admission to the museum. Discount tickets are available in advance on line: http://www.americanfinecraftshowbrooklyn.com/, $12 for everyone until Nov. 10 and $14 after that. Cash only at entrance: Adults - $16.00 Seniors -$14.00 Students - $10.00 Museum members with membership card -$8 Children under 10-Free. Hours: Saturday Nov. 19 and Sunday,  Nov. 20: 11 am-6 pm. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Directions: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/directions.php. For information visit www.brooklyncraftshow.com.

Richard and Joanna Rothbard, founders and directors of American Art Marketing, have launched and produced art fairs and craft shows for over 30 years. They established the American Fine Craft Show NYC, Contemporary Art Fair NYC and the Rockefeller Arts Festival in Manhattan. Currently they produce the annual American Fine Craft Show Washington DC in October; American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn Museum in November, Sarasota Craft Show in Florida in December, the Berkshires Arts Festival in Massachusetts in July and American Fine Craft Show Philadelphia in April. 

The Rothbards also own An American Craftsman Galleries, http://www.anamericancraftsman.com/ with Manhattan locations—294 Columbus Avenue and 830 7th Avenue—as well as on Main Street in Stockbridge, Mass. Richard Rothbard, a craftsman who designs puzzle boxes of wood, owns Boxology (www.boxology.com), Slate Hill, NY.

 

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