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, …

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 …

25 Years of Handcrafted Art

ACE recently published  “These Hands Tell a Story: 25 Years of Handcrafted Art.” This “coffee table” book  features original photos of 25 leading artists who have participated in the American Craft Exposition since its inception. “These Hands” features award-winning artists Cliff Lee and Josh Simpson, whose work appears in the White House Collection of American Crafts, and MacArthur Foundation Fellow, …

Welcome to the American Craft Exposition blog!

Welcome to the American Craft Exposition blog! The American Craft Exposition (ACE) is busy preparing for our event Aug. 28-30, 2009 in Evanston, Illinois. ACE is one of the nation’s premier fine craft shows. Presented by the Auxiliary of North Shore University Health System, ACE is a major fundraiser supporting breast and ovarian cancer care and research. This blog aims …