American Craft Show Atlanta: Collectors, Curators, and Buyers Tour

American Craft Show Atlanta: Collectors, Curators, and Buyers Tour

Get the inside scoop of what and who’s hot at the American Craft Show. Tickets include admission to the show on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Start date

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00am

End date

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:00am


Cobb Galleria Centre

Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
United States

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Your tour hosts take you across the show floor, stopping for artist encounters handpicked by a regional curators, collectors and buyers. This tour is a great opportunity for first-time show goers to get acquainted with the best in craft and for returning show attendees who are curious about where craft trends are headed. Grab a friend, get a tote, and have a show experience unlike any other.

Tickets: $35
Limited to 16 people. Includes one-day admission into the American Craft Show. Saturdays show hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Please plan to meet at the American Craft Council Welcome Area on the show floor at 1:45 p.m. The tour will start promptly at 2 and go until 3.

Your hosts:

Madeline Beck, curator Marietta Cobb Museum of Art

"In the arts and museum industry, not many of us have a totally 'smooth road.' This business is so reliant on networking and personal connections, for both artists and museum professionals, that it can feel like you’re failing even when it seems like you’re doing everything by the books."

From "Meet Madeline Beck of Marietta Cobb Museum of Art" in VoyageATL

Rachel Garceau, mold maker, slip caster, print maker and storyteller

"Over the past several years I have developed an intimate relationship with porcelain. Day after day, I handle the material in its fragile, bone-dry state—carving it, sanding it, loading it into kilns. My mind must be focused and my touch must be sensitive. I have come to recognize how this impacts my behavior outside of the studio as well, perhaps even how I exist in the world and amid other people. In his book The Courage to Create, Rollo May describes the risks of intimacy: 'Like a chemical mixture, if one of us is changed, both of us will be. The one thing we can be certain of is that if we let ourselves fully into the relationship… we will not come out unaffected.'"

From "21st Annual ART PAPERS Art Auction // Artist Spotlight Interview" in ART PAPERS

Hellena Tidwell, past chair of the board of Penland School of Craft, currently a trustee of North Carolina Central University and board member of the Spoleto Festival USA

"Ms. Tidwell’s nationwide support of the arts spans decades. She is a past chairman of the Board of the Penland School of Craft, and has served on boards for Arts South and the Spoleto Festival. She describes her vibrant style as eclectic and contemporary with classic lines, and says that she is attracted to craft with an edge to it."

From “Brookhaven Resident Honored by the American Craft Council” in Hometown News Atlanta

Melanie Woodroffe, lifestyle blogger and entrepreneur

"Melanie Woodroffe is a content and user-experience designer for global brands, but she’s also run her lifestyle blog, Capitol de Beauté, for more than 13 years. This fall, she launched her own clean beauty line, Cheers to Good Skin. On giving back... 'More than 20 years ago, I came to Atlanta not knowing a soul. I started volunteering with Hands On Atlanta, and it changed everything. I’ve worked with the March of Dimes and the National Arthritis Foundation as a keynote speaker—I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at eight years old. Currently, I work with the Fashion Group International of Atlanta and American Craft Council Atlanta.'"

From "My Style: Melanie Woodroffe, lifestyle blogger and entrepreneur" in Atlanta magazine

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