Monthly Archives: August 2012


Hey, Craft Lovers, did you just see that I turned ACE into a verb? That’s how exciting this show is going to be this year!

ACE is here! That’s right, today the Collector’s Hour followed by the Preview Party will set the tone and stage for the 2012 American Craft Exposition! Over the past few days I’ve gotten plenty of calls from both artists and attendees alike sharing their enthusiasm about the upcoming show. I’ve even heard from some artists who are already gearing up for next year’s show!

While ACE is a great time to look at fine, museum-like quality crafts, it’s also a time to honor, remember and recognize those who have been touched by Gus Rodriguez’s amazing work in ovarian cancer research. If you’re touched, too, you can always make a gift in his honor to help further and advance his research.

We have so many great free special events for you throughout the weekend:
      Booth Talks from three ACE artists who will share their talent and demonstrate their skills;
      Emerging Artist Gallery where you can view the work of 10 of America’s most promising new craftsmen;
      Fashion Show on Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m. on the Craft in Action stage where ovarian cancer  
      survivors and other special guests will model ACE wearables, jewelry and accessories.

I can’t wait to see you all there starting tonight with the Collector’s Hour and Preview Party. Come on by, eat some amazing food while looking at some amazing crafts!


Don’t Forget about the Online Auction!

Hey, craft lovers!

Do you really want to go to ACE but realize you’ll be out of town? Not to fear, the online auction is here! The online auction will end on August 26 at midnight, so don’t miss it!

Visit the online auction to place bids on all your favorite crafts and support ovarian cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem. Funds will be used to establish a one-of-a-kind clinical program at NorthShore focused on ovarian cancer risk assessment and prevention.


With the American Craft Exposition less than one month away, it’s hard not to look the weekend of Mecca craft with pride. Just 28 years ago, individuals and artists from around the country came together to support art. Little did they … Continue reading