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 …

The Top 9 Things to Know about Ovarian and other Gynecologic Cancers

The American Craft Exposition (ACE) has a long tradition of supporting women’s health issues. This year’s show, being held September 25-27, will once again support ovarian cancer prevention research at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore).  As the leading cause of death among women that develop cancers of the gynecologic tract, ovarian cancer has been the focus of many research studies. Much of the research …

Dr. Rodriguez, a Rare Gem in Gynecology Care

Much like the incredible, one-of-a-kind pieces of art available each year at the American Craft Exposition (ACE), Gustavo Rodriguez, MD is a rare gem. A passionate medical professional, Dr. Rodriguez is well known for building rapport with his patients and providing them with the highest quality compassionate care. But, Dr. Rodriguez is also rare because of his specialty–gynecological oncology. In …

Interview with Sue Levin, Co-Chair of ACE 2012

Q1: The American Craft Exposition is a great show that features hand-crafted, made-in-America crafts. What do you consider your favorite medium and why? I love art and was an art history minor as an undergraduate. At ACE we focus on art that is original, one-of-a-kind, not mass produced and of the quality that we see in ACE year after year. …

What Every Woman Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

The American Craft Exposition truly believes in each of the causes it sponsors. It is for these reasons that  we would like to share with you some information about ovarian cancer and the research that is being funded through ACE 2011. —— Think you don’t have to worry about ovarian cancer until after menopause? Think again.  Even though the majority …

ACE Committee Kick-Off March 2nd, 2011

The weather outside may have been bleak, but it did not stop the women of the ACE committee from enjoying the kick-off party inside the lovely Clarke House, home to the Evanston Art Center. There were plenty of refreshments for everyone, and the gallery exhibition couldn’t have been more fitting.The physio|tasma|gorical exhibition curated by Susan Sensemann perfectly blended art with …

11 Days Until the Show!

Stunning jewelry. Head-turning fabric art. Beautiful, hand-made furniture, and so much more. Are you ready for ACE 2010? In less than two weeks, the doors at Northwestern University’s Henry Crown Sports Pavilion will open onto one of the most famous fine-crafts expositions held in the United States. Since its inception in 1985, ACE and its founders have been devoted to …

Reserve Your Tickets for the ACE Preview Party Today!

Looking for a magic moment that’s also tax-deductible? Then book your calendar for the evening of Thursday, August 26. The American Craft Exhibition Preview Party promises a beautiful setting, cocktails, exquisite hors d’oeuvres and desserts,  and, most importantly, a chance to see and shop the show before it opens the following day. For even more exclusive access, you’ll want to attend …

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 …

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, …