2016 ACC Atlanta Awards of Excellence

2016 ACC Atlanta Awards of Excellence

Muffy Young, award of excellence

The 2016 Awards of Excellence recipients had both familiar and new faces, and we’re happy to have them as part of our ACC show family. From left to right: Jurors Barbara Berlin and Libba Evans, ACC executive director Chris Amundsen, and textile artist Muffy Young.

Elizabeth Ryan

There are more than 225 artists exhibiting at the American Craft Atlanta Show this year. Five of them were honored with awards on Friday.

Winning ACC Awards of Excellence were mixed media artist June Corley (booth 1204), whose work the jurors proclaimed was “fun and a brilliant use of language and lettering;” sculptor Keith Holt (booth 1003) with his beautiful and elegant wood pieces; and weaver Muffy Young (booth 302), lauded for her fearless and intricate weaving patterns.

Winning the ACC Award of Excellence for booth design, which recognizes not only excellent work but also strong display, was Paveen “Beer” Chunhaswasdikul of Beer’s Pottery (booth 400). The jurors said that “his corner booth was expertly arranged to highlight both his more whimsical and industrial work.”

Mixed media artist Jessica C. White (booth 915-5), cited for her “inclusive use handmade paper, illustration, and letterpress printing,” won the Award of Excellence given each year to an emerging artist in ACC’s Hip Pop program.

Congratulations to all our award recipients in Atlanta!

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