Fall 2011 Westchester County Craft Shows: the Westchester Fine Craft Show at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY, and Craft USA '11 at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT

two highly venerated craft shows return to our area this season. Distinctive handcrafted furniture and art—plus the artisans who create them—will be on hand October 14 through 16 when The Westchester Fine Craft Show (203-254-0486; craftsamercicashows.com/WEST_main.htm) returns for its 18th year to the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Bowl, shown here. is by ceramicist Jennifer McCurdy.

Craft USA ’11, the seventh national juried Craft Triennial Competition at the nonprofit Silvermine Arts Center (203-966-9700; silvermineart.org) in New Canaan, Connecticut, will be held from November 13 through December 23. Guided by juror Holly Hotchner, director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, this triennial competition/exhibition features original handmade works of art.