Smithsonian Bound — Again!

Smithsonian Bound — Again!

We’re halfway through the year and I can easily say that 2023’s highlight will be the Smithsonian Craft Show.

That’s not a shocker, knowing it’s the cream of the crop as far as juried fine arts shows go (artists often apply for 10 years before being accepted!).

The show is hosted in The National Building Museum (one of the Smithsonian Institute’s  21 museums) which celebrates architecture, engineering and urban planning.

With soaring 75-foot Corinthian columns and an indoor water fountain, it’s a heck of way to exhibit.

I had never attended a show this large or distinguished. Nor one so far from home!

It was exhilarating and exhausting, but the months of booth designing and inventory making definitely paid off.

What a fabulous crowd... They were friendly and fun. Art lovers. Art appreciators. People who value craft, the immense work it takes to design and create. People who seek out truly unique, high-quality items and take pride in supporting artists. This is one of the few venues where an artist can ask for the price they deserve.

My mom joined me for the trip (and all of the hard work!). We loved watching stylish patrons walk by, dressed head-to-toe in wearable art.

My favorite moment was seeing Flo, who is in her eighties, dressed in her Sunday best (hat included) while also sporting my neon Marie Curie earrings. Epic.



The Smithsonian Women’s Committee proved to be some of my best customers—and conversationalists!

With female empowerment at the core of my brand, it's no wonder we clicked. I was beyond tickled to see these volunteers roam the show wearing Bold Standard. 


The positive feedback was overwhelming in the best possible way. It left me wanting more.


That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that I will be joining the group again in October! 


Smithsonian CRAFT Fashion + Home

(previously known as Craft2Wear)

October 5th - 8th, 2023

(Thursday - Sunday) Times TBA


I’m super excited to familiar faces—including the artists!

This time around I will be bringing more statement bracelets (since they sold out half way through!) as well as more neon designs and short earring options.

If you have any requests, please let me know! Can't wait to see you there!

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