Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ACC Baltimore show

Now Accepting Applications from Rising Craft Artists!


Knit Faux Bling by Tally Locke, AltCraft: San Francisco
Knit Faux Bling by Tally Locke, AltCraft: San Francisco

The American Craft Council is now accepting AltCraft applications for our flagship show in Baltimore!

Fifteen makers will be juried into this bustling section, which celebrates the innovative techniques and materials of the burgeoning handmade movement. This is an opportunity for talented artists and indie designers to gain national exposure at a well-established show.

Lighting by Donna Brady, AltCraft: San Francisco

Lighting by Donna Brady, AltCraft: San Francisco

Every year more than 700 artists present their work at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, attracting a crowd of 25,000 enthusiasts to the largest juried, indoor craft show in the nation. The average booth is valued at $1,500 but as part of the Council’s commitment to indie crafters, the cost of participation is just $400, which includes a skirted table, electricity and lighting trusses in a shared space. Plus, there’s no application fee!

Applicants are eligible only if they have NOT shown in an American Craft Council show previously. Show dates are February 27-March 1.

The deadline is Thursday, October 23.

Please submit:

  • (3) low-resolution images of your work
  • A brief description of your work (materials, dimensions, techniques)
  • Your contact information (mailing and email addresses)
  • Send submissions and inquiries to Erika at

    Finalists will be announced in November.

The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit public educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. The mission of the Council is to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. Programs include the bimonthly magazine American Craft, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, a leadership conference, the Aileen Osborn Webb Awards honoring excellence, workshops, seminars, and a research library.

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