call for artists: American Craft Exposition (ACE)

The deadline for the American Craft Exposition (ACE)
is only 6 weeks away! Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for this
nationally ranked show. ACE will be held August 21-24, 2014 in Evanston,
IL on Chicago’s prosperous North Shore. The online application deadline
is Friday, February 28. 
The application fee is $50.00. For more information, visit www.americancraftexpo.org
One
of the country’s premier fine craft shows, the American Craft
Exposition, presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University
HealthSystem at Evanston & Glenbrook Hospitals, brings together over
150 superior artisans exhibiting one-of-a-kind, museum quality work.
This important art event is also a major fundraiser supporting critical
ovarian cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem. 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 – and draws
approximately 6,000 patrons annually.

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
When submitting credit card payment please click pay only one time and wait 24 hours. Then check “manage applications” to see if payment posted.
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