11 Days Until the Show!

Stunning jewelry. Head-turning fabric art. Beautiful, hand-made furniture, and so much more. Are you ready for ACE 2010? In less than two weeks, the doors at Northwestern University’s Henry Crown Sports Pavilion will open onto one of the most famous fine-crafts expositions held in the United States. Since its inception in 1985, ACE and its founders have been devoted to …

Darwall Draws a Crowd

Randall Darwall, shown here with ACE co-chairs Jan McKnight (left) and Karen Ribbon, discussed design and details of his fiber-cloth art at a special presentation in anticipation of the American Craft Exhibition (please see accompanying article).

Reserve Your Tickets for the ACE Preview Party Today!

Looking for a magic moment that’s also tax-deductible? Then book your calendar for the evening of Thursday, August 26. The American Craft Exhibition Preview Party promises a beautiful setting, cocktails, exquisite hors d’oeuvres and desserts,  and, most importantly, a chance to see and shop the show before it opens the following day. For even more exclusive access, you’ll want to attend …

Fiber Artist to Speak July 10 at Block Museum

“The Uncommon Thread: A Conversation with Randall Darwall,” features the well-known ACE fiber artist discussing his work as a studio cloth-maker and artist. The event will take place on Saturday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. for a pre-discussion coffee …

Craft in America Photos

ACE Co-chairs Karen Ribbon (left) and Jan McKnight (right) welcome Craft In America guest speaker Carol Sauvion

Craft in America Presentation Promotes ACE

CHICAGO, IL – On Saturday, May 15, The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Evanston & Glenbrook Hospitals hosted A Morning with Craft in America in anticipation of the 26th Annual American Craft Exposition (ACE), to be held August 27-29, 2010. Presented at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the event included refreshments and an exclusive screening of the Emmy-nominated and …

ACE 2010 to Feature 11 Emerging Artists

Eleven emerging fine-crafts artists will display and sell their work at ACE 2010. This year’s event, to be held August 27-29 at Northwestern University’s Henry Crown Pavillion in Evanston, will also showcase 149 artists already well known for their work in basketry, fine ceramics, glass, jewelry, leather, fiber, metal, paper, mixed media, and wood. Stay tuned for interviews with selected …