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 …

ACE is the place!

ACE begins today!!! After our preview party tonight, the artists, ACE staffers and volunteers are thrilled to kick off the 25th Annual American Craft Exposition Friday at Northwestern University’s Henry Crown Pavilion in Evanston, Illinois. We’ve gotten great press leading up to the event, including this most recent plug from the Northwest Herald’s Kurt Begalka: This juried indoor exposition of …

American Craft Exposition founder creates a collector’s home — chicagotribune.com

Just one more day until the ACE preview party! Here’s a great Chicago Tribune profile of our founder, Chris Robb, to get you fired up for ACE, which officially begins this Friday, August 28th: Chris Robb traces her love of art to an art course she and her future husband, Bill, took as seniors at Northwestern. It was, she says, …

Going beyond arts and crafts | Fine Arts | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

Interesting attention being paid to fine craft in Houston. Not exactly what you’d find at ACE, but definitely different than your typical summer “craft” fair. “I want to hear people say, ‘Oh, that’s a digital print. Why the heck is that in a craft center?’ or ‘That’s a video. Why is that in a craft center?’” she says. “I want …

ACE Artist Cliff Lee chosen for Smithsonian’s Renwick Craft Invitational – Artdaily.org

WASHINGTON, DC. A panel of three distinguished experts in American crafts and decorative arts has selected ceramic artist Cliff Lee, furnituremaker Matthias Pliessnig, glass artist Judith Schaechter and silversmith Ubaldo Vitali for the Renwick Craft Invitational 2011. Each artist is a master of his or her selected medium and creates artworks that combine historical techniques with contemporary forms. To read …

ACE Artists Frittelli and Lockwood in the news

We’ve been on vacation for the last couple weeks, so we missed this great profile of ACE textile artists Cecilia Frittelli and Richard Lockwood from the July 15th issue of the Saratogian. SARATOGA SPRINGS — Creating cloth isn’t just a job for Cecilia Frittelli and Richard Lockwood — it’s their way of life… (click to read more) To learn more …