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. …

2019 ACE Artist Spotlight: Steven Skinner, NW Indiana

Originally a printmaker and painter, Steven Skinner loves working with his hands, which is why he says clay is the perfect medium for him.  Clay allows Steven to work spontaneously with expressive thought and execution. When it comes to finding artistic inspiration, you can continually see Steven drawn to the Windy City. “The city of Chicago is always providing me …

Now Announcing: 35th Annual American Craft Exposition Line Up

150 Fine Craft Artisans to Showcase Works September 20-22 After much anticipation, The American Craft Exposition (ACE) announces the 150 fine craft artists selected to exhibit their work at the annual fall exposition September 20-22 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This year, ACE received more than 400 applications from artists across the country. The names of all 150 invited artists …

2019 ACE Artist Spotlight: Jeff Miller, Chicago, IL

Jeff Miller finds his artistic inspiration in musical expression. As a former musician, he started making furniture in a friend’s basement as a way to pass the time between gigs. However, woodworking and design provided an escape for Jeff like nothing else could. Jeff’s art makes him feel ‘gloriously alive’. He’s been designing and making furniture for 35 years. Jeff …

2019 ACE Artist Spotlight: Nancy Kubale, North Carolina

Nancy Kubale introduces people to her multi-dimensional clay works through a simple sticker that she puts on all of her packaging. That sticker says: “Because it needs to be said. Because my soul, my bones, my being, say ‘Make the work. Make the work that matters. Put an idea into the world.’” Nancy’s clay artistry didn’t develop until after she …

34th Annual American Craft Exposition Raised More Than $550,000 to Support Mental Health Initiatives at NorthShore University HealthSystem

More Than 8,000 People Attended the 3-Day Event at the Chicago Botanic Garden More than 8,000 craft lovers and enthusiasts attended the 34th annual American Craft Exposition (ACE) at the Chicago Botanic Garden, helping to raise more than $550,000 to support mental health initiatives at NorthShore University HealthSystem. Presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), the juried exposition …

Artist Spotlights: Thomas Herman, Michael Mode and Judith Kinghorn

ACE 2018 is this weekend (September 21-23)! Here are three more of this years “must see” craftsmen. Be sure to visit their booths to see their incredible works of art. Thomas Herman Jewelry Since he was a boy, Tom Herman has been an artist. In 1982, he channeled his artistic talents into his new business, Seven Fingers Jewelers, named for his …