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Adam Paulek’s ceramics exhibited in fund-raising Smithsonian Craft Show

Apr 13, 2017
PHOTO SUBMITTED Former Keosauqua artist Adam Paulek will have his ceremics exhibited in the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C.

The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C., will include ceramics by Adam Paulek, formerly of Keosauqua.

The show will feature 120 fine-art craft artists chosen from more than 1,000 applicants, including many of the most accomplished artisans in the United States.

The exhibitors represent many areas of contemporary design and craft.

“We are thrilled with the artists selected for the 2017 Craft Show,” said co-chair Kathy Sommerkamp.  “This will be a stunning show highlighting innovative, original and finely crafted work.”

“The show will excite not only longtime craft collectors, but also first-time craft show visitors, those furnishing a home and those searching for unique gifts,” added co-chair Ethelmary Maddox.  “It will offer a rare opportunity to see both superb quality and a wide variety of crafts all under one roof.”

Paulek, who was introduced to art by Van Buren High School art teacher Mary Sederburg, went on to study art at Buena University and received his Master of Fine Art from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He teaches art at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. He is the son of David and Kathleen Paulek of Keosauqua.

The Smithsonian Craft Show is sponsored by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, and will run from April 27-30 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Proceeds from the show are distributed to the Smithsonian’s 28 museums and research centers through annual competitive grants.

For a list of the selected artists and images of their work, visit www.smithsoniancraftshow.org.

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