Palm Beach Show Group acquires crafts event

Scott Diament, CEO and president of the Palm Beach Show Group. Palm Beach Show Group image

Scott Diament, CEO and president of the Palm Beach Show Group. Palm Beach Show Group image

 

PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Show Group has announced that it will take over ownership and production of the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, carrying on a tradition and staple in the Palm Beach arts season.

Featuring over 150 artists, the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show will return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center for its 14th edition Feb. 16-19, 2017. The Fine Craft Show will be co-located with the renowned Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, which brings over 50,000 attendees over its duration in Palm Beach.

Previous show owner, Elizabeth Kubie, made the decision to sell the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show to Scott Diament, CEO and president of the Palm Beach Show Group. Kubie has agreed to offer her expertise and act as a consultant to the Palm Beach Show Group, which intends to elevate the Fine Craft Show, already one of the leading events of this type, to an international contemporary fine craft event on par with the top art fairs, said Diament.

The Palm Beach Show Group plans to expand its portfolio to include high level Fine Craft Shows to other cities, beginning with the Baltimore Fine Craft Show on Aug. 25-28 co-located with the prominent Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show at the Baltimore Convention Center.

These new Fine Craft Shows will feature the nation’s leading craft artists in juried exhibitions with a majority of the artists having previously participated in the Smithsonian Fine Craft Show and the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.

Applications are now being accepted by Juried Art Services, provider of application, review and artist selection services for premier art museums, organizations and art fairs.