Thank You for Making ACE a Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the American Craft Exposition and who helped make the 29th year a huge success! Over 6,000 supporters attended this year’s ACE, which raised over $230,000 to support pioneering research at NorthShore that is already showing promising results in preventing ovarian cancer in at-risk women. This truly is no small feat! There was …

Artist Aaron Macsai at ACE

Aaron Macsai’s jewelry making demands precision, care and often hours of uninterrupted work. Macsai is showcasing his work at The American Craft Exposition (ACE), presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Evanston & Glenbrook Hospitals, with proceeds benefitting ovarian cancer research. At ACE, Macsai will be showing his newest series of “Gold & Gemstone” bead necklaces titled …

Buy Your ACE Tickets Today!

General Admission Tickets Discounted general admission tickets are still available! Through August 19, general admission tickets are just $13 for all three days that are open to the public: Friday, August 23, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. After August 19, general admission tickets become …

Craft for a Cure

The American Craft Exposition (ACE), presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Evanston & Glenbrook Hospitals does so much more than simply bring together superior artisans exhibiting one-of-a-kind, museum quality work. ACE is also a fundraiser supporting critical ovarian cancer research at NorthShore. Artists support ACE’s funding goal by participating in the voluntary “Craft for a Cure” …

Explore the Highlights of ACE 2013

Explore the Highlights of ACE 2013 ACE’s 2013 special events have been announced! These fun offerings provide a behind-the-scenes look into the artistry of ACE and will keep you coming back to the show all weekend! Did you know that right now tickets are just $13 until August 19?. Booth Talks These free presentations are interactive discussions about the expertise …

Interview with Darlys Ewoldt

I’m thrilled to share with you all an interview with Darlys Ewoldt, a veteran of The American Craft Exposition (ACE) show and a fantastic artist. Her work connotes fragments of thought, memories and interpretations of physical objects juxtaposed against transient experiences of traveling and transitions, all found in the decay and rejuvenation of nature. Q: You grew up in rural …

Interview with Emerging Artist Desiree DeLong

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Emerging Artist Desiree DeLong. At the American Craft Exposition (ACE), the Emerging Artist category encourages the participation of craftsmen who are beginning their careers. This option is open only to those who have been practicing their craft for less than six years and who have never exhibited at ACE. Read below to learn …

2013 ACE Artists Announced!

It’s a pretty exciting time around for craft enthusiasts and artists alike. We’re proud to announce the 2013 American Craft Exposition artists below. This is going to be a great year! (As always, you can also find the complete list here: http://americancraftexpo.org/exhibitors-2013/exhbitor-list/)  BASKETRY TRISTYN ALBRIGHT LINDA FIFIELD MARY JACKSON SAMUEL YAO JENNIFER ZURICK   CERAMICS ANTOINETTE BADENHORST ROBERT BRISCOE SANDRA BYERS WINTHROP …

The Art of Craft: Showcasing 20 Years of Purchase Awards

Hey, all! I know of an event that’s bound to excite you! We are pleased to share a wonderful new exhibition taking place as a prelude to this year’s American Craft Exposition (ACE) – “The Art of Craft: Works from NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Collection of Fine American Craft.” From August 5 through August 25, the galleries of the Evanston Art …

The History of ACE

The American Craft Exposition (ACE) has had a rich history since its inception in 1985. Each year ACE presents something new to constantly better the show and to best keep the show’s prestige. The Beginning In 1986, ACE had its best attendance at 4,000 people and saw profits of $8,200, a substantial amount for such a young craft show. The …