Programs Manager, Legacy and Editorial
Rachel Messerich oversees the American Craft Council’s legacy and editorial programs. As part of the editorial team, she is responsible for translating the remarkable content found in American Craft into engaging programs for our audience. In addition to her regular editorial work, Rachel also manages many of ACC’s awards programs, including the College of Fellows and the Lois Moran Award for Craft Writing. Prior to joining the Council in 2014, she was the gallery and administrative assistant for the University of Minnesota’s department of art and Katherine E. Nash Gallery. Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota–Duluth and a master’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. Both degrees are in art history, concentrating on late 19th- and early 20th-century art. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys chasing her daughters around, and when there is spare spare time she can usually be found curled up with a good book (and a glass of wine).