ACE 2021 Promotional Video

The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem’s American Craft Exposition (ACE) is scheduled for September 24-26, 2021 at the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden. This year, ACE is supporting the NorthShore program SAVE MOMS, a data-driven initiative to protect and preserve maternal health. To learn more about ACE and our funding goal and to view footage from past shows, please watch the …

Artist Applications are Now Open! Chat with Sandy Miller

Attention ACE Artists! Applications for ACE 2021 are now open! Click here to apply to ACE 2021! Artist applications are open Dec. 1, 2020 – March 15, 2021 with late applications due March 29, 2021. Meet Sandy Miller, an ACE Show Director, as she shares details on the upcoming 2021 show, and what she is most looking forward to this …

ACE Artists: Face to Face FULL VIDEOS

Chat (virtually) with ACE Artists, Live! This summer, the American Craft Exposition (ACE) produced a new event series, ACE Artists: Face to Face, a video conversation via Zoom for art enthusiasts and friends presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem.  Each virtual event featured 15-30 minutes with an ACE artist sharing insights into their craft, demonstrating their unique artistic …

ACE Artists: Face to Face! Amy Nguyen clip

ACE Artists: Face to Face is the American Craft Exposition’s free new summer event series, a video conversation via Zoom for art enthusiasts and friends presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem.  Each virtual event features 15 minutes with an ACE artist sharing insights into their craft, demonstrating their unique artistic techniques, and participating in a Q&A with attendees. …

ACE Artists: Face to Face! Robert Farrell clip

ACE Artists: Face to Face is the American Craft Exposition’s free new summer event series, a video conversation via Zoom for art enthusiasts and friends presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem.  Each virtual event features 15 minutes with an ACE artist sharing insights into their craft, demonstrating their unique artistic techniques, and participating in a Q&A with attendees. …

ACE Artists: Face to Face! Steven Skinner clip

ACE Artists: Face to Face is the American Craft Exposition’s free new summer event series, a video conversation via Zoom for art enthusiasts and friends presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem.  Each virtual event features 15 minutes with an ACE artist sharing insights into their craft, demonstrating their unique artistic techniques, and participating in a Q&A with attendees. …

ACE Artists: Face to Face! Thomas Turner clip

ACE Artists: Face to Face is the American Craft Exposition’s free new summer event series, a video conversation via Zoom for art enthusiasts and friends presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem.  Each virtual event features 15 minutes with an ACE artist sharing insights into their craft, demonstrating their unique artistic techniques, and participating in a Q&A with attendees. …

ACE Artists: Face to Face

Chat (virtually) with ACE Artists, Live! This summer, the American Craft Exposition (ACE) produced a new event series, ACE Artists: Face to Face, a video conversation via Zoom for art enthusiasts and friends presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem.  Each virtual event featured 15-30 minutes with an ACE artist sharing insights into their craft, demonstrating their unique artistic …

2019 ACE Artist Spotlight: Peter Petrochko

Early in his architectural studies, Peter Petrochko was challenged to explore–to carve into a six-inch cube of redwood with a mallet, gouge, and sandpaper. He spent 35 hours carving, and 30 more hours sanding the sculpture to a fine finish. The project recalibrated Peter’s career. He changed his field of study, leaving architecture to pursue fine arts and crafts. One …

2019 ACE Artist Spotlight: Martha Collins, Carlsborg, WA

Designer, maker, teacher. Martha Collins’s passion is to weave wood, and she has been doing it for 45 years. She creates personal and unique three-dimensional works of art–jewelry, ceremonial bowls, and tableware–with exotic and domestic hardwoods and bright veneers. The natural beauty of the wood is enriched with a dyed veneer, a combination that distinguishes her work and results in …