Thursday, March 7, 2013

Call for Entry: the American Craft Exposition

One of the country’s premier fine craft shows, the American Craft Exposition, presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals, brings together 164 superior artisans exhibiting one-of-a-kind, museum quality work.

This important art event is also a major fundraiser supporting critical breast and ovarian cancer research and care at NorthShore University HealthSystem. Artists support ACE's funding goal by participating in the voluntary Craft for a Cure program and donating a percentage of a designated sale.

A highly competitive juried show, ACE features hand-crafted work in 12 media—baskets, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood.

 2013 Application Information
The 29th annual American Craft Exposition (ACE), a juried exhibition and sale presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals, will be held at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion on Northwestern University's campus in Evanston, Illinois. The jury will accept approximately 150 craft artists.
Preview Party: August 22, 2013
Show: August 23 through August 25, 2013
Proceeds from ACE will support ovarian cancer research at NorthShore.
Deadline for Applications
Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2013
Deadline for Late Applications: March 15, 2013

APPLICATIONS AND FEES
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Applicants must use the electronic application system to submit their information and five (5) digital images. A nonrefundable fee of $50 for applying electronically is payable online by American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA from December 1, 2012 through March 1, 2013. The fee will increase to $75 for applications submitted March 2 through March 15, 2013.                                

Emerging Artists
To encourage the participation of craftsmen who are beginning their careers, an Emerging Artist category is available. This option is open only to those who have been practicing their craft for less than six years and who have never exhibited at ACE. If you choose to apply as an emerging artist, you must do so exclusively. The application procedure and fees are the same as for other applicants. However, those who check the emerging artist category will be juried separately from the other applicants. Those who are accepted will share a large booth space with other emerging artists, thereby reducing their booth expenses.

Apply here for ACE 2013

Find out more: http://americancraftexpo.org

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