Creative Crafts Council 34th Biennial Exhibition of Fine Crafts

The Creative Crafts Council (CCC) 34th Biennial Exhibition will present some of the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia region’s top work in ceramics, enamel, fiber, glass, metal, mixed media, wood, book arts, and more at The Mansion at Strathmore. Look for works by WGS artists April Shelford and Patricia De Poel Wilberg!

April Shelford, “Gravity’s Loom” 2023, fused glass

The Creative Crafts Council is an umbrella organization of fine craft guilds that sponsors a juried biennial exhibition of regional fine craft artists at the Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda, Maryland and supports and promotes craft-making across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The CCC’s exhibitions of regional craft have been held since 1954.

The 2023 CCC Exhibition
May 9-July 22,2023 At the Mansion at Strathmore
Thursday, May 11, 2023: Opening Reception and awards -open to the public at the Strathmore Mansion from 7-9 pm.

The Mansion is located at 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, close to the Grosvenor Metro Station. Visit the exhibition now through July 29, 2023.

Creative Crafts Council 31st Biennial Exhibition

"Corallite 117" by Nikki O'Neill and "Cool Comfort" by Andrew Lang

“Corallite 117” by Nikki O’Neill and “Cool Comfort” by Andrew Lang

The Creative Crafts Council (CCC) celebrates its 31st biennial exhibition supporting the finest crafts from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The first biennial had bold beginnings as the Exhibition of Creative Arts at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now known as the National Museum of American Art, and today continues a long tradition of exhibiting at Strathmore Mansion.

The CCC is made up of the Potters Guild of Frederick, Washington Ceramic Guild, Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, Fiber Art Study Group, Capital Area Woodturners, Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Montgomery County Woodturners, National Capital Art Glass Guild, The Kiln Club, Montgomery Potters, and National Enamelist Guild. In this 31st annual juried exhibition, you will see traditional media from these guilds and beyond, representing excellence in fiber, enamel, wood, glass, ceramics, metals, and mixed media.

2017 Jurors

​Maurine Littleton: Maurine, daughter of Harvey K. Littleton, is the owner and director of Maurine Littleton Gallery in Washington DC. The gallery exhibits and represents leading contemporary artists in glass, metal, and ceramics.

Rebecca Stevens: Rebecca has been the Consulting Curator of Contemporary Textiles at The Textile Museum in Washington D.C. since 1980. She has lectured on five continents, served as curator and as a juror for major fiber exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

Matthew Hyleck: Matthew is an artist, teacher and the Education Coordinator at Baltimore Clayworks. His work is represented by six galleries across the country and has taught a number of workshops in the northeast, United States.

Creative Crafts Council 31st Biennial Exhibition 

Sat, April 8–Sun, May 21, 2017 

Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD
Hours: Tue – Fri & Sat: 10am–4pm; Sun: 12–4pm; Wed: 10am–9pm