Category Archives: Creative Crafts Council

PhotoShoot Day — Saturday, March 2

Photographer with photo cameraNEG has scheduled a PhotoShoot day, Saturday, March 2, for members who would like to get their pieces for the CCC Show photographed.  Professional photographer Greg Staley will be at 4434 Q Street NW, Washington DC 20007, starting at 10:00 to take the pictures for us.

We will try to minimize your waiting time by scheduling appointments, so email if you plan to attend.

You may have up to 8 pieces photographed.  The charge will be $10 per piece plus $2 postage and handling.  A cd with the images will be mailed to you on the following Saturday.

Remember, this event is a benefit of membership, so if you haven’t joined yet now is the time!

Dogue De Bordeaux photographer with camera

Creative Crafts Council Show 2013

Here is more information about the upcoming CCC show.  Your NEG membership makes you a member of the CCC, and earns you the discounted entry fee.  (Your NEG membership also earns discounts on workshops, so remember to send it in!)  The online application process begins February 22.

NEG will sponsor a $150 award for Best Enamel 2013 and 3 awards of $25 each for Outstanding Enamel 2013.

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Creative Crafts Council Show in 2013

CCCThis is the year for the Creative Crafts Council bienniel show.  The show, held at the Mansion at Strathmore, will be open for the general public to purchase items on display from May 4 through June 15.  While the show is a ways off, the online application for jurying will be held in February.  (Sorry, no details yet.)  So, if you don’t already have your entry ready, you are hereby notified that time is getting short.

The Creative Crafts Council (CCC) was established in 1955, and this will be the 29th bienniel show.   The Council represents eight regional fine craft guilds (including NEG) which have member artists living in the greater Washington DC area working in ceramics, enamel, glass, fiber, metals, mixed media, polymer clay and wood.  The CCC sponsors juried exhibitions every other year and fundraising auctions in the alternate year.   All work in the juried show is available for purchase.  Extraordinary pieces of fine contemporary craft will be on display, and the 2013 CCC Show is a place you will be proud to show your work.

It would be very exciting to see a strong showing of enamel pieces in this year’s show…let them know NEG has aroused from a deep slumber!  Cash prize awards will be presented at the opening night party, so to spice things up NEG will sponsor a $150 award for Best Enamel 2013 and 3 awards of $25 each for Outstanding Enamel 2013.  Now that’s something to feel warm and fuzzy about, and something nice to add to the resume.