Online November 20 to November 28, 2021

In Person December 4, 2021

The 14th Annual


A Craft Artist Exhibition and Sale

James Renwick Alliance for Craft

Apply for JRA Day 2021

The 14th Annual JRA DAy will be held online from November 20 to 28, 2021, and in person at the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase on December 4, 2021.

Key reminders:

Online show

     All artwork must be uploaded to the show site by October 15, 2021.

In person show

     Hours:     10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., setup from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

     Panels:     Artists who wish to use panels must supply their own.  JRA Day will continue to provide tables.

Applications are due by August 15, 2021. Read the entire application and contract before applying.

Click here for the application.

After the success of the online version of JRA Day, we are going to hold both online and in person events this year.  Artists may participate in either event or both.

There is no booth fee for JRA Day. Instead, the James Renwick Alliance for Craft will receive 30 percent of all proceeds from artist sales. JRACraft collects sales tax and covers credit card fees. Details are included in the application and contract.

JRA Day is open to all craft artists who are members of JRACraft. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. During the initial application period from mid-July through August 15, 2021, preference will be given to artists who participated in last year's show or were accepted into the 2020 in person show that was acancelled. Please read the applicadtion form and contract carefully, as they describe the terms and condtitions for participation in JRA Day.

In addition to the application form, artists who wish to participate in JRA Day must submit biographical information and at leat three reproducible 300 dpi JPEG images that reflect current work and that are different from imagnes previously used by JRA Day. An application is not considered complete until the bio and images are received.

If you are not a JRACraft member, you may apply for the show, but participants must hold a paid membership in the organization within a month of acceptance in the event and on JRA Day. Memberships for professional craft artists start at $80 per year. For additional information on membership, go to www.jra.org/levels-benefits, call 301.907.3888, or email admin@jra.org.

JRA Day is sponsored by the James Renwick Alliance for Craft, which celebrates and advances American Craft and craft artists by fostering education, connoisseurship, and public appreciation through programs, educational trips, publications, and recognition of excellence in the field. In addition, we provide support to craft artists and museums, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. For more information on JRA Craft, go to www.jra.org.