Current and Coming Events

Throughout the year, CERF+ staff and volunteers are on the road participating in events around the nation.  Additionally, artists, arts non-profits, galleries and other craft retailers organize events that raise funds for CERF+, support its mission and help get the word out about CERF+ programs and offerings.

Following is a listing of upcoming programs and events.  We invite you to attend if any are in your area.

A Season for CERF+ 2014

September 01, 2014 - December 31, 2014 |

Participating galleries, businesses, artists, producers, and more across the country launch events for the annual A Season for CERF+ fundraisers. Visit the link above for lists and maps of this year's participants. 

“Reflections” at Kent Museum, including Silent Auction for CERF+

September 12, 2014 - October 05, 2014 | Art at the Kent |

The Kent Museum opens its 2014 exhibition, "Reflections" on September 12.  Over 30 visual and literary artists muse literally and figuratively upon the concept of reflections.  Considering the actual return of light as inspiration or using internal thoughts as visual motivation are equal focuses of the show.  Through the use of reflective materials and highly polished surfaces or through manifest content such as mirrored imagery or conjured repetition, we hope to enlighten visitors on many levels by providing an overt look at how art reflects life as well as how images and forms of thought bounce back.  

Opening Celebration: Saturday, September 13, 3 - 5 | Closing Celebration: Sunday, October 5, 3 - 6

Silent Craft and Art Auction throughout the duration of show.

Literary Readings at 3:00 on Sundays, September 14, 21 and 28

Haiku Slam and Live Art Auction on Sunday, October 5 as part of Closing Celebration

American Craft Week

October 03, 2014 - October 12, 2014 | Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow |

CERF+, a 2014 sponsor of American Craft Week, is joined by many Season for CERF+ galleries who are joining in the nationwide celebration of American craft.

Grantmakers in the Arts Conference 2014

October 12, 2014 - October 15, 2014 |

CERF+ will be attending the 2014 Grantmakers in the Arts conference in Houston. CERF+'s Director of Programs, Craig Nutt, will be a panelist in the "Supporting Individual Artists from Crises to Recovery: Survive to Thrive" preconference session.

CERF+ Board Meeting

November 05, 2014 - November 06, 2014 |

CERF+'s Fall 2014 board meeting will be held in Chicago.

SOFA Chicago

November 06, 2014 - November 09, 2014 |

CERF+ will be participating in the Partner Pavillion at SOFA Chicago. Be sure to come say hello!

Past Events >>

Photos (L-R): Paper artist Gabrielle Dietzel works with young visitor at Wood Art Gallery event