Tuesday, June 9, 2009

American Craft Council Shows

I just took the plunge and applied to the dolls and puppets section of the ACC Atlanta show. I have my fingers and toes crossed that i am accepted!! If you aren't familiar with the American Craft Council, please go to their site and check it out. The ACC puts on shows in Baltimore, Atlanta, San Francisco, Charlotte, St. Paul and Sarasota. When we lived in Atlanta, I used to visit the show there every year and was totally mesmerized by the incredibly talented crafters. Such inspiration! I applied 5 times (from 2000 to 2005) and then FINALLY got accepted in 2005. It was a huge goal of mine, so I was thrilled to say the least! That show was the last one I did before i headed back to a "real" job while my husband went back to school. So, since I am back in the art game now, I figured why not apply again?? No risk, no reward.

Here are 2 photos of the work of one of my all time favorite doll artists, Lesley Keeble. She exhibits regularly at the ACC Atlanta show and is also a NIADA member. Isn't she amazing????!!!! Her work is so incredibly well crafted and original....defintely something to aspire to!


Cheryl Prater said...

That first doll is on the cover of Lark's 500 Handmade Dolls book. I am hoping to go to the NAIDA conference in September at Arrowmont. you goin?

Oh, and if you come to ATL, you better call me. Now step away from the interwebs and GO TO MICHAELs.

Pepi said...

Son una verdadera maravilla,pero sabes que yo prefiero las tuyas me tienen encandilada....un saludo.

The Creek Cats said...

Best of luck! We've got our paws crossed for you!

Talking Horses Arts said...

I will cross my toes...fingers...aers...and anthing else I can think of..as long as it helps!!
Good Luck!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Good luck Carrie!! Looking forward to hearing the good news ;)


Bone*Head*Studios said...

You can do it!!! Much luck although I'm sure you won't need it!!

Merry said...

Good Luck! These dolls are stunning ... thanks for sharing.

suziart said...

Great pieces!!! What talent, and so have you!!! GOOOOD LUUUUCCCK!!!!
Xo, SuZi

Pattee said...

I saw her work in person last year at NIADA! They are absolutely the most incredible dolls!

Good Luck!!!

lori said...

Best of luck getting into the show!!!
I really like Lesley Keeble's work too.

tammy smith said...

hey Carrie-
When do you hear if you're accepted into the ACC show? I hope you get in-I'm doing the Buyer's Market of American Craft soon in Philly so I can also let you know if that's a good one to do. Let me know when you find out! oh and love all the kitty photos--very cute-i want em all!
take care-Tammy