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 …

Now Sparkling | ‘GlassWear’ Exhibition – The Moment Blog – NYTimes.com

ACE jewelry artist Karen Gilbert is featured in a new exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC… AND gets a shout-out in the New York Times: Wall Brooches, by Karen Gilbert … dexterously combine traditional jewelry materials with tubular Pyrex elements straight out of a high school chemistry lab. via Now Sparkling | ‘GlassWear’ Exhibition – The …

Ann Arbor Art Fairs organizers, participants try to keep sunny outlook despite economy – Ann Arbor News – The Latest News, Blogs, Photos & Videos – MLive.com

ACE artist James Eaton quoted in the Ann Arbor News: Chicago-based sculptor James Eaton, whose weathervanes and whirligigs have been featured in the fair for nearly 20 years, confessed to feeling hesitant about coming to Michigan now, when the state’s unemployment rates and poor economy have received national attention. “Partially it’s a reflex type of thing to keep going back,” …

ACE House Walk in the Pioneer Press

ACE gets a shout out in the Pioneer Press (a suburban Chicago newspaper franchise). Crafty house walk The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals will hold Living with Craft House Walk, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the American Craft Exposition, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 15 with check-in beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Sawbridge Studios, …

Ovarian Cancer Fund Raiser – CBS 42

Couldn’t have said it better ourselves: “I feel like if there had been an accurate test for ovarian cancer my younger sister would still be alive today. It’s going to fund ovarian cancer research so hopefully we can find a test and maybe it will be the scientists here at UAB that will help us detect ovarian cancer in the …