A Personalized Approach: Why ACE is Raising Funds for Pharmacogenomics Research

The American Craft Exposition (ACE) has undoubtedly made a name for itself within the North Shore community and beyond over the last 32 years. In addition to being one of the top fine craft shows in the country, ACE has made significant fundraising contributions to NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore). This year, funds raised at ACE will support innovative pharmacogenomics research at the NorthShore Center for …

Fine Filigree: A Conversation with ACE Veteran Tom Herman

Long-time American Craft Exposition (ACE) artist Tom Herman of Seven Fingers Jewelry, based in New York, will return to the Chicago Botanic Garden this September to display his ornate and classic pieces of jewelry. Herman’s work has been described as having “the ethereal sensibility of Lalique, the durable elegance of Tiffany, and the detail-intense craftsmanship of Van Cleef and Arpels.” …

A Note from our Co-Chairs: What you can look forward to at ACE 2016

With the 2016 American Craft Exposition (ACE) only one month away, preparations are in full-swing to make this year’s Show the best yet! Our dedicated team of volunteers is working around the clock to bring an incredibly talented group of over 140 artists to one of the most magnificent venues the Midwest has to offer – the Chicago Botanic Garden. Our …

Meet our 2016 ACE Artists

As the American Craft Exposition (ACE) returns to the Chicago Botanic Garden for the second year, we are delighted to be welcoming over 140 of the country’s leading craftspeople, including six emerging artists, to showcase their one-of-a-kind pieces, luxury collections and uniquely creative artwork. The 2015 Show broke record attendance numbers, confirming that ACE continues to be the premier destination for art and …

Final Call for Artists

If you’ve been thinking about applying to the 2016 American Craft Exposition (ACE), now is the time to do so! The deadline for all artists to submit their applications is Friday, March 11. Tell your friends, family and community of artists that the time to apply is now! ACE is among the most popular fine craft shows in the country, …

ACE Committee Members Kick off Planning for this Year’s Show!

Last month, more than 40 ACE committee members gathered at the Chicago Botanic Garden to kick off the 32nd annual American Craft Exposition and discuss plans for the year. ACE Co-Chairs Debbie Kerr and Dana Turban welcomed local and long-time ACE jewelry artist Aaron Macsai as well as Dr. Mark Dunnenberger, Senior Clinical Specialist of Pharmacogenomics at NorthShore University HealthSystem …

Thank you for Supporting ACE!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in or attended the 31st annual American Craft Exposition (ACE). We are excited to report that at this year’s Show, in our new location at the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden, attendance records were broken and many of our artists experienced record sales. Over 8,500 supporters attended ACE throughout …

Nature is Art—a Q & A with Chicago Botanic Garden’s Harriet Resnick

This year marks the beginning of a wonderful partnership between the American Craft Exposition (ACE) and the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Garden—which opened more than 40 years ago in its current location— is a living museum dedicated to the beauty found in nature. Designed by world-class architects, the Garden and its facilities are sure to provide a stunning backdrop to …