We caught up with first year ACC show artist Gerald Patterson right before the doors opened at the San Francisco show today. His glass work for the wall is extraordinarily colorful, appearing like it might even be backlit (though it's definitely not). Take a look below to hear how he got into glass and what his ACC show experience has been.
The Awards of Excellence Walking Tour is - hands down - my favorite part of every ACC Show. Everyone gathers at the Council booth, and off we go to surprise the winning artists. This year's San Francisco jurors were Mike Holmes, co-owner of Velvet da Vinci, and Ted Cohen, an exhibition designer who works with institutions such as the Museum of Craft and Design and the Museum of Craft and Folk Art. It was a supreme treat to listen to these veterans of the studio craft world as they bestowed four awards of excellence.
Jackie Abrams and Josh Bernbaum's joint show at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is called "Dialogue" - and how lucky for the rest of us, that we get to visually eavesdrop on their spectacular artistic conversation.