The Gallery of Fine Craft 2018 Exhibits

The Gallery of Fine Craft is one of the four Museum Stores at WheatonArts. The Gallery contains contemporary arts and crafts in all media, along with a rotating exhibit space for curated collections of retail items.

Round Glass Lamp by Melanie Guernsey Leppla, shaped like a striped orange stone with four legs and a glass branch on top.
Glass lamp by Melanie Guernsey Leppla

Holiday Gift Gallery

October 24 through December 24, 2018

Showcasing unique & handcrafted gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list in The Gallery of Fine Craft. These handcrafted gifts are designed to help you complete your Holiday shopping without breaking your budget.  Fun and unique gift ideas include: metal ornaments, wooden kaleidoscopes, whimsical clocks, functional ceramics, hand carved gourd boxes, and more!

New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Awards in Visual Arts Exhibition

August 25 through October 7, 2018NJSCA and Gallery of Fine Craft logos

This exhibit showcases the visual artists who received Fellowships in 2016, 2017 and 2018 from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in the areas of painting, works on paper, media, interdisciplinary performance, sculpture, crafts and photography.

The exhibit closes during the weekend of the Festival of Fine Craft. Admission is required during this special event. Click here for details. 

Exhibiting artists: Adam Bell, Anonda Bell, Oliver Diaz, Hagit Dror, Karen Guancione, James Jansma, Kay Kenny, Mark Ludak, Harry Naar, Irena Pejovic, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Theresa Pfarr, Diana Jean Puglisi, Laura Quattrocchi, Wonju Seo, Ellen Singer, juliacks, Melanie Stewart, Ira Wagner, Ken Weathersby, Tenesh Webber, and Katherine Wilt.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship Showcase is a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center. 

Woodblock print of a circus scene in a theater with trapeze artists and ring tossers on a stage. Created by Ellen Singer.
Circles of Light, woodblock print by Ellen Singer
Front cover of NJSCA Fellowship Awards Exhibit: Showcasing the recipients of fellowship awards in visual arts.
Click here to download a copy of the Exhibition Catalog
Teal covered pot with small creatures carved and painted around the body. Created by Marsha Dowshen
Covered pot by Marsha Dowshen

20 Years of Excellence: Celebrating the Festival of Fine Craft Artists 

July 7 through August 5, 2018

The Gallery of Fine Craft is proud to display a sneak-peak exhibition honoring our long-time Festival artists, as this year celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Festival of Fine Craft at WheatonArts. The exhibit showcases 16 artists who have participated since the Festival’s start in 1998. “20 Years of Excellence” is open in the Gallery from July 7 through August 5, 2018.

Participating Artists in this exhibition are Pauletta Berger, Diana Contine, Pam Cummings, Marsha Dowshen, Ralston “Hop” Edwards, David Goldmann, Caryn L. Hetherston, Gretchen Hulse, Joe Mattson, Anthony Niglio, Ron Orlando, Art Parkin, Terry Plasket, Andy Smith, Traci Beden-Tambussi, and David Woeller.

The Festival of Fine Craft is an award-winning fall festival bringing together 150+ artists from around the country for two days of exhibiting and selling their works, including one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing and accessories, home décor pieces, paintings, photography, as well as functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media. The Festival itself will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7, 2018.

Accent on Design

May 26 through June 24, 2018

Make every celebration in your life filled with great design and elegance!  Whether you are looking for the perfect wedding, anniversary, graduation or housewarming gift, you will find something unique – yet functional, in The Gallery of Fine Craft.  This show will feature a variety of handcrafted objects for every special occasion even if it’s just an indulgence for yourself.  A mixture of mediums will be showcased in fresh designs that will include: serving platters, drinkware, vases, platters, clocks and lighting.

Small golden decanter on a white background and cast reflection. Created by Joe Cariati
Petite Decanter in Whiskey by Joe Cariati
Blue Pouch Vase decorated with layers of multicolored flowers. Created by Ingrid Kastles and Ken Hanson
Garden Series Pouch Vase by Ingrid Kastles and Ken Hanson

Flowers by Flame

April 3 through May 13, 2018

This exhibit explores the use of flowers as a theme in Contemporary American Art Glass. Throughout the American Studio Glass Movement, flowers have been integral in paperweight designs. The floral designs were created using a variety of techniques including millefiore, flameworking, and California-style furnace. These same techniques are also used today to create not only paperweights but also goblets, vases, perfume bottles, marbles, and sculpture.

Artists include: John Deacons, Ken Hanson and Ingrid Kastles, Lotton Art Glass, Janis Miltenberger, Diane Quarles, Cathy Richardson, Colin Richardson, and Paul Stankard.