Jen Stark The Highest Point, 2010, colored and metallic paper, wood
This is a very big deal people, and I want to be sure you know about it. Are you aware that the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum is about to open an exhibition focused heavily on the work of fine artists from the DIY Movement? The show is in celebration of the Renwick's 40th anniversary, thus: 40 artists representing the emerging generation since the Renwick opened its doors in 1972.
Historical, cultural acknowledgement just doesn't get any more significant than this. And you know what? You made it happen. Your involvement in DIY and alternative crafting is the reason this show is taking place at all. So, listen up. This is your chance to proudly proclaim yourself a part of an historical cultural movement in arts and crafts pushed forward by a new generation of artists. I don't want you to miss out on how you can be a part of this exhibition.