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ACC Shows Call For Entries for 2013 Events
Posted on July 6, 2012
Applications are now open for the 2013 show season. The ACC artists range from seasoned makers to emerging artists and represent some of the finest quality craft in the country.  The Baltimore show is one of their most famous and it has wholesale days and retail days -- and most of our friends who exhibit there find the retail days the most valuable. To learn more about the shows and what's new next year, download the 2013 ACC show prospectus. (PDF) Applications are available through Juried Art Services. You can read about the terms and conditions here. (PDF)  2013 American Craft Council Show Dates Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Convention Center Feb. 19 (Buyer/Artist seminars) Feb. 20-21 (Wholesale) Feb. 22-24 (Retail) Atlanta, GA at the Cobb Galleria... Read More
One of A Kind Show — NYC & Chicago Holiday Sales Applications Ready
Posted on February 26, 2011
Applications are now ready for the 2011 One of a Kind Shows in NYC and Chicago. The New York show has two dates: Nov. 10-13 and 17-20, 2011. Deadline is May 2, 2011. Jeweler's who have done the 2010 NYC show: Anna Ruth Henriques Ambermoda (Poland) Angela Cammarota Cornelia Goldsmith Dana David Judith Haas Jessica Fields Judith Foster Julia Failey Gabriel Ofiesh Rebecka Froberg Victoria Varga Yasuko Azuma Rina Young Erica Zap ....... and others - 57 jewelers in total from US and abroad   Jeweler's who have done the 2010 Chicago show: Alisa Miller Ardith Johnson, Silversmith Amy Buettner Christine Bartling Craig Hagstrom Dana David Donna D'Aquino Devon Driscoll Flying Anvil Jeannie Hwang Jessica Fields JL Walsh John/Christine Design Keith Lewis Margo... Read More
The American Craft Council Moves from NYC to Minneapolis
Posted on June 16, 2010
The American Craft Council will be moving soon from their New York City location to their new offices in Minneapolis, MN. As of August 1, 2010.Their new address will be:American Craft Council1224 Marshall Street NESuite 200Minneapolis, MN 55413800.836.3470 --- this number stays the same. ... Read More
How to find the best art fairs and craft shows for jewelry designers?
Posted on December 10, 2008
I get this question a lot -- and we go in to depth on the topic (plus dozens of others) on our website at here's a quick is a great resource for finding detailed, ratings and information on events.  The Harris List lists far fewer than ArtFair Sourcebook but they concentrate on the "top rated" events.Some of the best craft fairs for fine jewelry are:Smithsonian Craft ShowPhiladelphia Museum of Art Craft Crafts America showsParadise City fairsThe Long’s Park Art & Craft FestivalSausalito Art Festival But if you're work isn't of the "top 1% in the country level" then you should cast a wider net than those events. There are plenty more that are good. Search the web for your... Read More
Top 25 Arts Destination Voting is Open
Posted on November 28, 2008
Each year, AmericanStyle magazine conducts a reader poll where cities spanning the country , big, medium and small -compete to be included in the magazine's Annual Top 25 Arts Destinations edition. The results of each poll, are published in the June issue with reader comments and their editors' highlights of what to see and visit. Voting is now open for 2009... go vote for your favorite cities. ... Read More
jewelry_cycle exhibition: Artists Discover Hidden Sparkle in the Discarded
Posted on November 2, 2008
Holy Mother Board, Batman... it's jewelry! Jewelry_cycle is an educational showcase of wearable treasures made from re-cycled circuit boards on exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design until January 4, 2009. Circuit boards contain precious metals, such as copper, silver and gold, which add a precious element to what would otherwise be considered e-waste. The curators, Christine Dhein and Christophe Koch, along with invited artists Shana Astrachan, David Casella, Reed Easley, Aimee Golant, Kelly Nederman and emiko oye discover the hidden potential and transform these materials to create brilliant, sparkling jewels. Christine hopes that this recycled jewelry collection will “inspire visitors to appreciate the potential value of discarded objects in a new... Read More
New Wave Craft Movement – something to talk about?
Posted on November 7, 2007
According to a post on the ACC Policy Discussion Forum  the American Craft Council has added a new section in their show for New Wave Crafters. One "old wave" master, James Aarons, questioned this and wanted an explaination of "New Wave." I found the reply interesting and in line with some research I did two years ago when putting together a talk on "Trends in Craft" and I thought about all the 20-somethings who make "stuff" and sell it. Yet don't relate to the traditional "craft" world. I found a host of cool websites that were fresh, young and "crafty" in a a new way. Guess the movement is growing.Mary Fichter  of the ACC replied: The Council has identified several exceptional self-proclaimed "new... Read More