2014 Application Information
The 30th 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 21, 2014
Show: August 22 through August 24, 2014
Proceeds from ACE will support ovarian cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem.
Deadline for Applications
Deadline for Applications: February 28, 2014
Deadline for Late Applications: March 14, 2014
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 2, 2013 through February 28, 2014. The fee will increase to $75 for applications submitted March 1 through March 14, 2014.
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.
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