American Craft Council Awards of Excellence

American Craft Council Awards of Excellence

View past recipients of the highest honors at the American Craft Shows.

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
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Atlanta 2015 ACC Awards of Excellence - Holschuh

From left to right: ACC executive director Chris Amundsen, jewelry artist Brandon Holschuh, and ACC Awards of Excellence juror Jess Jones

All names listed are award winners for quality of work, unless otherwise noted. Clicking on linked cities will take you to a recap post (if available) of the awards handed out at the show, and clicking on an individual artist's name will take you to their website.

2017

Atlanta: Bill Gossman, Virginia Spalter, Tara LocklearDeb Karash (booth design), Eliana Arenas (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award)

Baltimore: Robert Patterson, Romulus Craft, Liz Oppenheim, Deborah Cross, Amarette Gregor (booth design), Andrea Haffner (booth design), Brian Giniweski (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award), Salem Barker (Collectors of Wood Art Award of Excellence for Art in Wood), Seung Jeon Paik (James Renwick Alliance Award of Excellence for Innovation in Craft), and Linda Kindler-Priest (Society of North American Goldsmiths Award of Excellence in Jewelry and Metals)

St. Paul: Carol Snyder, Seung-Hea Lee, Ani KastenMary Pow (booth design), Emiko Shinozaki (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award)

San Francisco: Chie Hitchner, Sandra Enterline, Holly Tornheim, Rachel Shimpock (booth design), Erin Lynn Smith (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award)


2016

Atlanta: June Corley, Keith Holt, Muffy Young, Paveen Chunhaswasdikul (booth design), Jessica C. White (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award)

Baltimore: Takashi and Theresa Ichihara, Kenny Pieper, Marina Terauds, Muffy Young, Anna Boothe (booth design), David Short (booth design), Amy Blair (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award), Denise Nielsen & George Worthington (Collectors in Wood Art Award of Excellence for Art in Wood), Marian Schoettle (James Renwick Alliance Award of Excellence for Innovation in Craft), Lynda Bahr (Society of North American Goldsmiths Award of Excellence in Jewelry and Metals)

St. Paul: Keith Clayton, Mark Laub, Gloria McRoberts, James Carlin (booth design), Danny Saathoff (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award)

San Francisco: Biba Schutz, Koji Tanaka, Muffy Young, Lauri Chambers (booth design), Autumn Higgins (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award), Younha Jung (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award)

2015

Atlanta: Vicki EssigBrandon HolschuhDavid Stine, Barbara Zaretsky (booth design award), Lisa Klakulak (Hambidge Residency Award), and Jocelyn Krodman (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award)

Baltimore: Marc Tickle, Amy Roper Lyons, Hideaki Miyamura, James Pearce, Rachel Timmins (booth design award), David Royce (booth design), Norm Sartorius (Collectors of Wood Art Award of Excellence for Art in Wood), Stacey Lee Webber (James Renwick Alliance Award of Excellence for Innovation in Craft), Lisa Klakulak (James Renwick Alliance Award of Excellence for Innovation in Craft), George Sawyer (Society of North American Goldsmiths Award of Excellence in Jewelry and Metals), and David Short (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award)

St. Paul: James Borden, Takashi Ichihara, Eric Silva, Scott McGlasson (booth design award), and Elizabeth Pechacek (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award)

San Francisco: Lauren Markley, Amy Nguyen, Mike Shuler, Spoonwood Inc., (booth design award), and Len Carella (Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award)

2014

Atlanta: Jessica Green (Hambidge Residency Award), Brandon Holschuh, Christy Klug, Becky and Steve Lloyd, and Amy Flynn (booth design award)

Baltimore: David D'Imperio (booth design award), Becky and Steve Lloyd (booth design award), Namu Cho, Dustin Harris, Wendy McAllister, Hideaki Miyamura, and Keith Holt (Collectors of Wood Art – Excellence in Wood Award)

St. Paul: Keith Lewis, Gina Pannorfi, Michael Route, and Robert and Tor Erickson (booth design award)

San Francisco: Ashley Buchanan, Kimberly Morris, Lilith Rockett, Amy Flynn (booth design award)

2013

Atlanta: Mary O’Malley (Hambidge Residency Award), Rustbelt Rebirth, Barry Rhodes, Eric Silva (booth design award), Justin Teilhet

Baltimore: Mary Donald, Stephen Gretz (booth design award), Dustin Harris, Brandon Holschuh (booth design award), Stacey Lee Webber, Mark Nantz (Collectors of Wood Art – Excellence in Wood Award), Rustbelt Rebirth

St. Paul: Steve Ford and David Forlano, Mark Laub, Mary O’Malley (booth design award), Margo Petitti

San Francisco: Andrea Geer, Scott McGlasson, Jillian Moore, John Liston - Niki Ulehla - David Whippen (shared booth design award)

2012

Atlanta: Lucrezia Beerli-Bieler, Connie Coady and Alex Matisse, June Corley (booth design award), Mark Whitley

Baltimore: Jiyoung Chung, Juanita Girardin (booth design award), Reiko Ishiyama, Denise Nielsen and George Worthington, Mariko Swisher, Philip Weber (booth design award)

St. Paul: Robert Erickson, Brandon Holschuh (booth design award), Tai and Tiara Kim, Rebecca Hungerford

San Francisco: Brandon Holschuh, Nick Leonoff, John Liston, Emiko Oye (booth design award)

2011

Atlanta: David Bryce, Patricia Palson, Gina Pannorfi, Michael Schunke (booth design award)

Baltimore: Kent Harris, Deb Karash (booth design award), Walter and Margeaux Kent (booth design award), Taikyun Kim, Lisa Klakulak, S. Ashley Murphy, Pavel Novak, Myung Urso

St. Paul: B.J. Christofferson, Susan Mahlstedt, Lynn Joris and K. Meta Reintsema, Ikuzi Teraki and Jeanne Bisson (booth design award)

San Francisco: James Aarons (booth design award), Judith Kinghorn, Morgan Madison, Francesca Vitali

2010

Atlanta: Paveen Chunhaswasdiku, Jennifer McCurdy (booth design award), James and Victoria Mullan, Sonya Yong James

Baltimore: Natalie Blake, Bradford Woodworking (booth design award), Reiko Ishiyama, Linda Kindler Priest, Dan Mirer, Cara Romano (booth design award), Gretchen Romey-Tanzer, Holly Tornheim

St. Paul: James Borden, Scott McGlasson, Martha Monson Lowe (booth design award), Beryl Schmid

San Francisco: Geoffrey Giles, Reiko Ishiyama, Peggy Loudon (booth design award), Jane Sisco

2009

Atlanta: Candiss Cole-Footitt, Robert Farrell, Derek Hennigar, Aaron Hequembourg (booth design award)

Baltimore: Jacob Albee, John Dodd (booth design award), Emanuela Duca, Peter Harrison, Ani Kasten, Ian Kessler-Gowell, Justin and Brooke Rothshank, Ikuzi Teraki and Jeanne Bisson (booth design award)

St. Paul: Devta Doolan, Daniel Dunbar (booth design award), Kelly Marshall, Ikuzi Teraki and Jeanne Bisson

San Francisco: Jeung-Hwa Park, Niki Ulehla (booth design award), Francesca Vitali, Maria White

2008

Atlanta: Steve Ford and David Forlano, Becky and Steve Lloyd, Shu Juan Lu, John Penrod (booth design award)

Baltimore: Teresa Chang (booth design award), David D’Imperio, Marc Maiorana, George Peterson, Biba Schutz, Pablo Soto, Jennifer Violette (booth design award)

Charlotte: Xiaosheng Bi, Peter Czuk, Sandra McEwen, Marcella Toro (booth design award)

St. Paul: Joe Christensen, Renee and Jim Engebretson, Eugenie Torgerson (booth design award), Holly Tornheim

San Francisco: Petra Class, Steve Ford and David Forlano (booth design award), Eric Silva, Darbury Stenderu

2007

Atlanta: Matthew DeFrain, David Eichelberger, Billy Hall, Aaron Hequembourg (booth design award)

Baltimore: Matthew Eskuche, Emily Felderman, Karen Gilbert - Latifa Medjdoub - Agelio and Jonathan Batle - Eric Silva (shared booth design award), Andrea Janosik, Shu Juan Lu, Karin Noyes, Ikuzi Teraki (booth design award), Betsy Youngquist

Charlotte: Todd Gill, Aaron Hequembourg, Shu Juan Lu (booth design award), Marcia Macdonald

St. Paul: Robert Erickson, Rick Hintze (booth design award), Lonna Keller, Kathleen Tesnakis

San Francisco: Isaac Arms, Agelio Batle, Shu Juan Lu (booth design award), Wendy Stevens

Sarasota: Kate Beck, Sarah Hassler (booth design award), Kathleen Lamberti, Akiko Sugiyama

2006

Atlanta: Andrew Crawford, Gabrielle Gould, Jennifer Heller-Zurick (booth design award), Karl Yost

Baltimore: Anthony Biancaniello, Ann Brauer, David Bryce, Namu Cho, Marcia Derse, Hongsock Lee (booth design award), Steven Main and Karen Korobow-Main (booth design award), Lynn Whipple

Charlotte: Suzanne and Matthew Crane (booth design award), Marti Mocahbee, Kenny Pieper, C. Elizabeth Smathers

St. Paul: Renee and Jim Engebretson, Mary Filapek and Lou Ann Townsend, Jose Sierra, C. Elizabeth Smathers (booth design award)

San Francisco: Hongsock Lee (quality of work and booth design), Masuo Ojima, Jeung Hwa-Park

Sarasota: John Penrod, Joseph Pozycinski, Elaine Rader (booth design award), Candone Wharton

2005

Atlanta: Angelika Brennecke, Judith Duff, Jennifer Heller-Zurick

Baltimore: Christian Burchard, Stuart Cathey, Lindsay Feuer, Ewa Kielczewska, Jack and Alice McLean, Lynn Whipple

Charlotte: Michele Friedman, Lynn Joris and K. Meta Reintsema, Justin Teilhet

St. Paul: Karren Brito, Judith Kinghorn, Lawrence Wheeler

San Francisco: Steve Ford and David Forlano, Jeung-Hwa Park, Carol Sobieniak

Sarasota: Nicario Jimenez, Akiko Sugiyama, Brian Sykes

2004

Atlanta: James Borden, James D.W. Cooper, Mary Jackson

Baltimore: Maureen and Michael Banner, Hongsock Lee, George Peterson, JoAnne Russo, Charles Savoie, Ikuzi Teraki and Jeanne Bisson

Charlotte: Namu Cho, Geoffrey D. Giles, Chris Triola

St. Paul: Anna Carlson, Valerie Hector, Jon Michael Route

San Francisco: Tayla Baharal and Gene Gnida, Douglas Jones and Kim Kulow-Jones, Whit McLeod

Sarasota: Anne Elliot, Michael D. Mode, Akiko Sugiyama

2003

Atlanta: Hideaki Miyamura, Donna Polseno, Sadie Wang

Baltimore Summer: Tim Ludwig, Jacquelyn Rice and Uosis Juodvalkis, Wendy Stevens

Baltimore Winter: Mark Gardner, Karen Gilbert, Judith Hoyt, Brad Johnson, Ben Neubauer, Jeung-Hwa Park

Charlotte: Matthew Eskuche, Douglas Harling, Jacqueline Sanchez

Chicago: Nicario Jimenez, Tom McGurrin, Richard M. Parrish    

St. Paul: Robert Erickson, Tim and Kathleen Harding, Steve Maxon and Doris Park

San Francisco: Namu and Jin Sil Cho, Masuo Ojima, Gary Upton

Sarasota: Jim Martin, E. Elizabeth Peters, John Wesley Williams