Showcasing the country’s finest handmade jewelry and art objects from world-renowned craftspeople, this juried indoor exposition and sale of fine craft includes one-of-a-kind pieces, luxury collections and uniquely creative artwork. More than 160 juried artists from across the United States exhibit baskets, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood crafts. Funds raised at ACE 2014 will support pioneering research at NorthShore University HealthSystem that is already showing promising results in preventing ovarian cancer in at-risk women. Ovarian cancer is often called the “silent killer” because symptoms are easy to dismiss and the disease is often diagnosed too late for effective treatment.
American Craft Exposition
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With nearly twenty years of media and communications experience, Karolyn Raphael has taken clients from near-obscurity to recognition on a national level. Her work in strategy, media placements, PR training and community outreach includes leading business to business consulting firms, nationally-ranked healthcare systems, national trade associations, local art shows and non-profits. She’s created city-wide awareness campaigns and landed stand-out media placements in local and national news outlets. Karolyn joined the firm in 1997 as an associate and was named President in 2006. She is an advocate of work-life blend and trains team members to think like entrepreneurs.