Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild to Showcase Local Arts, Crafts Talent Through High School Exhibit

North Carolina’s Annual Fine Designer Crafts Show to Award Scholarship to High School Student

Raleigh, NC, August 08, 2012 --( The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild ( has announced that it will sponsor a high school booth at the 43rd Annual Fine Designer Crafts Show, to be held at the N.C. State Fairgrounds Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 25. All North Carolina high school students are invited to apply to exhibit their work. The student whose work best represents a maturity in design and craftsmanship will be awarded a $500 scholarship. The “Very Best in High School Designer” exhibit is designed to promote young and talented student artists throughout the state.

Students who create original and handmade clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, wood, furniture, photography, paper and mixed craft media are eligible to submit one work for consideration by the Guild’s standards committee. To apply, students are asked to send digital images of their work by email to Deborah Harris at by the deadline on October 31, 2012. Submitted materials will be reviewed by the guild’s standards committee and selected work will be displayed in a booth dedicated solely to student crafts.

The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild has sponsored a student booth since 2009. The scholarship award has grown from $100 the first year of the high school exhibit to $500 in 2010 through the generosity of exhibiting members.

“We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity to local high school students who exhibit an outstanding talent for creating fine crafts,” said Deborah Harris, education committee chair of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild. “At the Guild, we believe that the next generation of artists needs to be encouraged and supported so that the legacy of the Guild can remain strong.”

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About The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild:
The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, based in Raleigh, N.C., provides a lucrative marketplace for the finest traditional and contemporary crafts in the Southeast. The Guild recognizes and promotes fine crafts, including original and handmade clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, basketry, wood, works on paper and mixed media products. Its annual Fine Designer Crafts Show, traditionally held on Thanksgiving weekend, provides a premier regional showcase for exhibiting members to display their work and for art enthusiasts of every taste and budget to shop. Since 1970, the Guild has supported and perpetuated the professional pursuit of design and craftsmanship, encouraged opportunities for artistic growth and promoted education in and appreciation of the art of fine craft. For more information, visit the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild website at

Jake Potter
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Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild
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