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 …

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 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,” …