Thursday, January 15, 2009

The American Craft Council Announces the 2009 AltCraft Artists

The American Craft Council announced last week that seventeen makers have been selected to participate in the AltCraft section at its flagship show, The American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, February 27 through March 1, 2009 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

“The Council is pleased for these talented artists and indie designers to be a part of this well-established event,” said Andrew Glasgow, executive director of the American Craft Council. “These makers illustrate the innovative techniques and materials of the burgeoning new handmade craft movement and, as the leading voice in contemporary craft, we recognize and celebrate these individuals.”

AltCraft Artists were selected from hundreds of applicants through a rigorous jury process. They will present their work together in a bustling space on the show floor. Among the eclectic items available for purchase, attendees will find jewelry made entirely from reclaimed and surplus industrial materials; scarves of recycled goods dyed to create 3-D textures; handmade books and paper goods; individually hand-stitched toys; ceramics with hand-drawn designs; mixed-media work by local artists and much more!

The 2009 AltCraft Artists at The American Craft Council Show in Baltimore:

• Annie Chau of Imogene (Baltimore, MD)
• Jennifer Cooke of Raeburn Ink (Northampton, MA)
Amber Coppings (Pittsburgh, PA)
• Deborah Cracchiolo of Tee-Pee-Toes (Detroit, MI)
Jane D’Arensbourg (Brooklyn, NY)

anemone platter from Little Flower Designs

• Shannon Delanoy of Sweet Pepita (Baltimore, MD)
• Allison Fomich of Tigerlillyshop (Baltimore, MD)
• Rania Hassan of Goshdarnknit (Washington, DC)
• Linda Johnson of Little Flower Designs (Abington, PA)
• Melissa Kolbusz of Wired (Chicago, IL)

yes. okay. bird collage print from Astulabee

• Nicole Licht of Astulabee (Brooklyn, NY)
• Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg of Nervous System (Saugerties, NY)
• Elizabeth Rubidge of Felted Garden (Westport, CT)
• Julie Schneider of Your Secret Admiral (Brooklyn, NY)
• Margaret and Josh Smith of Dovetail Ceramics (Lexington, KY)
Ryan Takaba (San Antonio, TX)
• Ping Wu (Chicago, IL)

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.


pamela said...

I'm looking forward to the show in february and seeing all the unique crafts!

Elisa Shere said...

I'm so proud of our Baltimore girls. Woo, hoo! I can't wait to see you in all your glory at the show.

Your Secret Admiral said...

I can't wait for the show! I'm so jittery and excited. I look forward to meeting everyone and seeing all the amazing work.

Unknown said...

How nice! I belong to the Etsy Street Team for DC but I actually leave in Owings Mills, so I'll be checking you ladies out!! Hoping to get down to the American Craft Council Show both days. Hope you all have lots of sales!