The 32nd annual American Craft Exposition (ACE) is now accepting artist applications for its 2016 Show. A juried exposition and sale of fine craft, ACE features one-of-a-kind pieces, luxury collections and uniquely creative artwork from the country’s finest artisans. Presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), ACE will once again be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill., the weekend of September 23 – 25, 2016, with the Benefit Preview Party being held on Thursday, September 22nd.
Approximately 140 craft artists will be chosen to participate in this year’s ACE to showcase new achievements in jewelry, ceramics, metal, fashion wearables, glass, furniture, fiber decorative, leather, wood, mixed media and baskets. In addition to featuring unique pieces from award-winning craftspeople, ACE is committed to fostering the next generation of artists. Those who have been practicing their craft for less than six years and who have never exhibited at ACE are encourage to apply for the emerging artist category, which will be juried separately from the other applicants. The deadline for all artists to submit their applications is March 11, 2016. http://bit.ly/1RJzc3C.