Annie Carlano Announced as Juror for 2015 Smithsonian Craft Show

Mint Museum’s Senior Curator of Craft + Design and Fashion will be participating as one of three judges in this year’s Smithsonian Craft Show

Smithsonian Craft Show co-chairs Sharon Fawcett and Susan Labovich announced the three jurors who will select 122 artists to showcase their work at the annual event in 2015. Widely regarded as the most prestigious juried show and sale of American fine craft, the Smithsonian Craft Show will be held April 23˗26, 2015, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Participating artists will be chosen from a pool of approximately 1,200 applicants, including many of the most accomplished artisans in the United States.

Carlano is the exhibition curator of “Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: The Grainer Collection,” which was on view at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art history from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and a master’s degree in art history from Università degli Studi in Florence, Italy. Carlano is an internationally known scholar who has published and lectured on a wide variety of topics related to fine art and craft. Her recent books include Sleeping Around: The Bed from Antiquity to Now and Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: The Grainer Collection.