Meet the 2012 Blogger!

Hi there! I’m Rachel and I’ll be your ACE Blogger/craft guide for the 2012 exposition. I’ll keep you updated on emerging artists, special events, ovarian cancer research and so much more!  While my interest in craft is varied and crosses all sorts of boundaries, my favorite medium is wood. I’m fascinated by how artists can feel and work with the …

Calling All Artists!

The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Evanston & Glenbrook Hospitals invites you to mark your calendars and complete applications for the 28th annual American Craft Exposition (ACE) – a high competitive juried show of American arts and crafts. ACE is a unique craft exposition in which attendees can meet the artists who live behind their craft while also …

A Big ACE Thank You!

The American Craft Exposition would like to extend a warm “thank you” to all of our fantastic patrons, volunteers and of course, artists who helped make this year’s Expo a great success!   Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page throughout the year. Become a fan and stay in the know as we plan for ACE 2012!  

Booth Talks! ACE 2011 is 5 days away!!!

Booth Talks! The wonderful thing about ACE is that guests have  many opportunities to meet artists and learn about their art, instead of simply viewing art.  Throughout the summer, we sponsored talks with including Thomas Mann, and shared with you stories from the emerging artists. We are happy to share with you that the booth chats are back this year! …

ACE is 14 Days Away

Hello Everyone! ACE 2011 is just 14 days away, and we are getting exciting! There’s a lot going on this year that ACE fans will not want to miss – a Fashion Show, Booth Talks, a fabulous Preview Party, and of course, the Show! The ACE Runway is set for Saturday, the 27th at 2pm. Survivors from ovarian cancer groups …

An Emerging Artist Who Will “Wu” You

Ping Wu is both an artist and an intellectual. Although she was born and raised in China, Wu moved to Milan, Italy, early on to continue her education. In Milan, Wu studied at the Instituto Marangoni, where she completed four majors in the fields of Biology, Psychology, Physical Rehabilitation, and Fashion Design in just five years. “My education in the …

Crystal Neubauer Artist Recap

  It’s time for another ACE artist interview recap! I recently had the opportunity to get to know Crystal Neubauer, and here are the highlights of the Q& A with this amazingly unique and creative artist. After reading, please be sure to check out her website at www.crystalneubauer.com! Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? Where did you grow up? …

Artist Talk at Block Museum July 16th

International glass artist Josh Simpson will discuss his work and his artistic process in a special summer event at Northwestern University. It’s free and open to the public. His art talk is scheduled to take place at the Pick-Laudati Auditorium at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art located at 40 Art Circle Drive in Evanston. There will be …

Felt Inventions

“What I put in my art is my soul, what I have in my soul.” – Liumilda Sherrer  The story of Liudmila Sherrer is one of many that reminds us that art has no language barriers. A graduate from an architectural academy in Russia, Liumilda immigrated to Atlanta, Georgia in 2006. She brought with her a wealth of art inspiration …

Scoop on Emerging Artists

I have some scoop! You may recall my April challenge for ACE Blog readers to get to know the artists behind the art — to look at artists as people with unique stories. Well, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing the ACE 2011 emerging artists, and I’m excited to share their unique stories with you. You’ll certainly want to …