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Friends of contemporary craft

You must be a current member of the AAC to join FOCC. Make sure to log in to the site and then scroll to the bottom of this page to fill out the form to join FOCC.

Robyn Horn
Pierced Geode
1990
20th Century
12 3/4 in. x 10 in. x 13 in. (32.39 cm x 25.4 cm x 33.02 cm)
Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: 
Gift of the artist.

The Friends of Contemporary Craft (FOCC) is an affiliate-membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center whose members share an interest in learning about and promoting an appreciation of contemporary art in craft-based media—clay, glass, fiber, metal and wood—and the artists who create them.

Through exhibitions and tours at the Arkansas Arts Center, FOCC members enjoy numerous opportunities throughout the year to develop a more informed appreciation of the studio craft movement. Equally important, FOCC members actively assist in the acquisition of objects for the Art Center’s world-renowned craft collection.

Other exciting opportunities available to FOCC members include: artist demonstrations and workshops; trips to the annual Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) fair and other art fairs; tours of private collections and other museum collections; and much more.

Albert Paley
Plant Stand
Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: 
Purchase, Decorative Arts Museum Fund.

Additional benefits of your membership to the FOCC include:

  • Invitations to all FOCC events, including the popular Conversation Series and the annual meeting
  • Discounted admission to all FOCC-sponsored programs
  • Periodic newsletters, which contain articles and interviews with leading contemporary craft artists, feature-length articles about craft objects in the Arts Center collection, updates on craft exhibitions and events throughout the region and beyond, exhibition and book reviews and much more.

Membership to the FOCC is open to all Arkansas Arts Center members at the Individual level or higher. Annual dues to the FOCC are $25.00 individual or $40 couple/dual, in addition to your membership to the Arkansas Arts Center. If you would like to become a member of the Arkansas Arts Center or to renew or upgrade your existing membership, please click here. To join the Friends of Contemporary Craft, please fill out the form below.

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