Congratulations to the following winners in CALS biennial 2024 “By Hand” international Juried Competition & Exhibition:Thank you to our Juror:  Elizabeth Kozłowski

First Place: Susie Phillips’ watercolor and thread piece, He/She. See it at the By Hand Biennial Juried Competiton 2024.

Second Place: Rebecca Stevens created this piece, Afternoon Tea, using porcelain, underglaze, glaze and gold luster.

Third Place: Marta Nowak knitted Merino wool to create this piece, (Mis)Matched Pieces.

Fourth Place: Molly Sandweiss’ piece, Cracks In My Armor II, is created with sterling silver and embroidery thread.

Honorable Mention winners, left to right:
1. Nadine Meyers Saitlin with Fantasy Land (acrylic paint on natural gourd)
2. Laura Fortune with Living Room Necklace (cloissone enamel on sterling silver)
3. Bobbe Nolan with Flyover 16- River Run Free (fiber).

The People’s Choice Award Winner:  Dean Benson & Demetra Theofanous’ piece, When a Moment Becomes a Memory (glass).

  • 2024 “By Hand” Extraordinary Fine Craft Exhibition

    “By Hand”
    January 20 – March 1, 2024

    “By Hand”, International Biennial Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition sponsored by the Creative Arts League of Sacramento will be held at Blue Line Arts in Roseville, California January 20 – March 1, 2024. The Opening Reception and Award Ceremony was held January 20. The People’s Choice Award was announced at the 2nd reception on February 17. We were delighted to have Elizabeth Kozlowski as our juror for this exhibition. Combining her passion for contemporary culture, innovation in fiber, art, & design, she is now serving her sixth year as Editor for the quarterly journal, Surface Design. The selected pieces exhibit the highest standards of workmanship, use of material and creative vision.

  • 2020 “By Hand” Extraordinary Fine Craft Exhibition

    The Creative Arts League 2020 “By Hand” International Exhibition has been canceled due to events outside our control. We are sorry for any inconvenience and plan to hold the exhibition at a later date.

  • 2018 “By Hand” Extraordinary Fine Craft Exhibition

    BY HAND, International Biennial Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition sponsored by the Creative Arts League of Sacramento was held at Blue Line Arts in Roseville, California January 19 – March 3, 2018. Brigitte Martin juried this international exhibition. Martin is the creator and editor of Crafthaus, a social network and online community for professional craft artists worldwide. She is also Editor at Large of the American Craft Magazine and Founder & Co-Organizer with American Craft Council since 2012. The work selected exemplified artwork that is original, well executed, and innovative and pushes beyond the materials and processes.

The Magnificant Seven

To finance exhibitions at the Crocker Art Museum one of our fund-raising activities is “The Magnificent Seven”. We asked seven nationally know artists to create a special limited edition of 50 prints. We sell these exclusive prints at special fund raising events and to discerning collectors who may contact our organization through our website.

The original seven artists are:

Robert Brady – Serigraph
Roy De Forest – Lithograph
Kathe Keller – Lithograph
Gregory Kondos -Lithograph
Jack Ogden – Lithograph
Irving Marcus – Lithograph
Roland Peterson – Color Itaglio (sold out)

We have since added:

Larry Weldon – Color Lithograph
Viola Frey – 25 original plates (sold out)
James Estey – Exclusive poster

All proceeds from the sale of the editions are used for exhibition expenses. We expand our collection every few years.