American Craft Council Baltimore Show 2017 Opens This Week!

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In just a few days, the American Craft Council (ACC) @ the Baltimore Convention Center opens their wholesale (February 22-23) and retail (February 24-26) American Craft Shows.

More than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country will gather in Baltimore at the Convention Center. Touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is a HUGE show – a must-attend for craft lovers! Make sure you see incredible glass works by Kenny Pieper, ceramics by Joe Hicks and Ani Kasten, and wearable wood accessories by Drew Graham.

The ACC has also invited 20 makers from Craft Scotland to their flagship Baltimore show in 2017 – so the show will be extra ossum! Click HERE for more info. Click Here to jump to ACC event tickets.

Retail Show Dates:

February 24: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
February 25: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
February 26: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Glass Tourists Visit the Washington Glass School

A Baltimore art glass tour visited the Washington Glass School today, meeting with the artists in the studio and talking about everyone’s favourite subject: glass!

Erwin Timmers outlines his process for casting with recycled glass to make artwork

Erwin Timmers outlines his process for casting with recycled glass to make artwork

Erwin Timmers is surrounded by glass groupies!

Erwin Timmers is surrounded by glass groupies!

The art glass tour group continued their pilgrimage to Maurine Littleton Gallery in Georgetown, and were delighted to have owner Maurine Littleton talk about the history of studio glass, how she started the gallery and about the works on exhibit in the gallery.

The art glass tour group continued their pilgrimage to Maurine Littleton Gallery in Georgetown, and were delighted to have owner Maurine Littleton talk about the history of studio glass, how she started the gallery and about the works on exhibit in the gallery.

Detail from Allegra Marquart's mixed media artwork on exhibit at Maurine Littleton Gallery.

Detail from Allegra Marquart’s mixed media artwork on exhibit at Maurine Littleton Gallery.

American Craft Council Baltimore Show Feb 19-21

The American Craft Council (ACC) is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943. with a mission to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft.

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The Baltimore ACC Show is the American Craft Council’s flagship show – a must-attend for craft lovers – runs from Feb. 19–21, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

More than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and artists from across the country will gather under one roof. It’s a great chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work.

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Artist Drew Storm Graham is one of the outstanding makers that will be showing at the Baltimore ACC show – featuring his artistically handcrafted interchangeable wooden bow ties and his company Switchwood. (Booth: 2100)switchwood.tie

SHOW DATES AND HOURS

Friday, Feb. 19: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 21: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

LOCATION
The Baltimore Convention Center is at One West Pratt Street. 

TICKETS
Purchase your tickets online or at the show. CLICK HERE for online weblink. FREE for American Craft Council members and children 12 and under. Join the ACC and get in free!

SPECIAL FRIDAY EVENING ADMISSION
Get into the show for just $5 after 5 p.m. Sorry, no other discounts apply.

 

Fancy a bit of SHAG talk? (Society of History & Graphics lecture that is!)

Please join Baltimore’s Case[werks] Gallery for the November SHAG lecture “Historical Sources of Design Inspiration.”SHAG (The Society for History and Graphics) presents a monthly program in Baltimore to further the knowledge of the history of graphic design and illustration. Programs are free and open to anyone.

12 artists and designers featured in the exhibit “Product Lines: Art & Function Delineated” (Case[werks] Gallery current show) will discuss the historical sources that influenced their designs.

“Product Lines” exhibition featured artists are: Inna Alesina, William John Gardner Design Studio, Majer Metal Works, Emmanuel Nicolaidis, Andrea Pippins, Sarah Templinn /Radica Textiles, Whitney Sherman, David Hess, Brian Kain, Lyle Kissack, Erwin Timmers & John Wise.

Lori Rubeling, Case[werks] curator-in-residence will lead the discussion.

Case[werks]Showroom & Gallery

1501 Saint Paul Street, Suite 116, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

For more info – click HERE to jump to the Facebook event page for more details.

Erwin Timmers in Baltimore’s Case[werks] Gallery

Baltimore’s gallery and showroom Case[werks] opens its October Exhibit, Product Lines: Art & Function Delineated, featuring works by eleven artists and designers. The exhibition opens on October 16 and closes on December 21, 2013. The opening reception is free and open to the public at Case[werks] Gallery on Friday October 18 from 5:00-8:00P.M.

Ceramics, furniture, glass, prints, textiles, and design samples will be displayed in tableaus. Designers featured in the exhibit include William John Gardner, Majer Metalworks, Emmanuel Nicolaidis, Andrea Pippins, Sarah Templin/Radica Textiles and Whitney Sherman. Sculptural works by David Hess, Brian Kain, Lyle Kissak, John Wise, and Erwin Timmers will also be featured. Some of Erwin’s new glass sculptures made of recycled glass that have some great color effects will be unveiled.

Case[werks] Showroom & Gallery

1501 Saint Paul Street, Suite 116 B
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Product Lines: Art & Function Delineated
October 16- December 21, 2013.
Opening Reception October 18 from 5:00-8:00P.M

Magically Suspicious Opens @ School 33 Art Center

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Robert Kincheloe’s interactive sculpture “Aether – The Magical Element” has motion sensors that activate various components integrated into the different pieces. 

Our imaginations question what we see with our eyes, and in turn, our eyes question what we think we perceive. We want to be deceived. We time travel through life, drifting in a vast sea of information and distractions, searching for the spectacular, the mysterious, and the hidden. 


Baltimore’s School 33 Art Center presents “Magically Suspicious,” a group exhibition curated by Adam Lister on Friday, June 8 through Saturday, August 18, 2012, designed to confound and amaze.

Detail of “Wind” – the sensors start up fans within the piece and blow out at the viewer.

The exhibit features artwork, such as drawings, paintings, photography, installation and sculptures that draws connections between process-based art, abstraction, and the desire to explore the curious and the unknown. Robert Kincheloe’s newest interactive mixed media sculpture is a standout. His torchworked glass interactive sculptures invite investigation. 

Exhibiting artists include John M. Adams, Amy Boone Mccreesh, Remmi Brant, Mei Mei Chang, Bobby Coleman, Bonnie Crawford Kotula, Jamin, Robert Kincheloe, Adam Lister, Greg Minah, Marilyn Minter, Stephanie Rivers, Phillip Scarpone and Willie Wayne Smith. 

Detail of Robert Kincheloe’s “Fire” plasma charged torchworked glass sculpture – put your  hand to the glass and watch the charge move towards your fingertips.

Magically Suspicious
Opening reception  Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 3pm to 6pm. 
School 33 Art Center, a facility managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, 
1427 Light Street, Baltimore, MD.
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm.

Ceramic Sutra at Baltimore Clayworks.

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This Saturday from 6-8 pm is the opening reception for the show “Ceramic Sutra” at Baltimore Clayworks.Ceramic superstar (and illustrious neighbor to Washington Glass School), Novie Trump, was invited to not only jury this gorgeous show of book- themed ceramic sculpture but to contribute work as well.


Artists from across the US submitted works that interpreted the book theme with wonderful imagination and creativity, making this a must-see show for 2012.


Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Ave.

Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Phone: 410 578 1919

Gallery Hours: Mon–Sat, 10:00–5:00pm (Closed Sundays)

The gallery will be closed Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For more info – click HERE

ACC Baltimore Opens Feb 25!

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More than 700 of the country’s leading craft artists will gather in Baltimore’s convention center for The American Craft Council Show – the largest juried, indoor craft show in the nation. The highest quality of handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, glass, and more, will be available for purchase at the Baltimore Convention Center, February 25-28, 2010.

Be sure to see some of our not-to-miss glass favorites like:

And many more fantastic glass artists – Also mixed media, jewelry, demos and presentations – for more info: American Craft Council Tommie Rush

LOCATION
Baltimore Convention Center

One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

RETAIL DATES AND SHOW HOURS
Thursday, February 25 (10 am – 6 pm)
Friday, February 26 (10 am – 9 pm)
Saturday, February 27 (10 am – 6 pm)
Sunday, February 28 (10 am – 5 pm)

For information on the Wholesale dates, please click here.

ADMISSION – SAVE UP TO $5 BY PURCHASING YOUR TICKETS ONLINE!
Purchase, print and bring right to the door!
Buy Tickets Online
ON-SITE ADMISSION $15 per person $25 for a two-day pass $30 for a three-day pass SPECIAL FRIDAY EVENING ADMISSION: $6 after 6pm.

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More than 700 of the country’s leading craft artists are gathered under one roof to present the latest designer & handmade work at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, the largest juried, indoor craft show in the nation. This fantastic show of the highest quality handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, home décor, and more, will be available for purchase at the Baltimore Convention Center, February 27 – March 1, 2009.

A group from the Washington Glass School made a grand tour of the enormous show – some of the highlights included:

Tommie Rush’s booth – great to catch up with Tommie & Richard Jolley. Tommie is the Vice President of the Glass Arts Society. Click here for info about her glass.











Kenny Pieper had great work on display at his booth – always great to catch up with one of the worlds best blowers! Click here for his website.



















Rania Hassan – is showing in a new section of the ACC show – ALTCRAFT. This section features rising indie crafters whose work illustrates the innovative techniques and materials of the burgeoning new handmade movement, in a shared market-style space. And her work looked fantastic! Click here for her website

Robert Wiener’s DC Art Glass booth was packed – a very popular place!

Click here for Robert’s website.