American Craft Council Awards
American Craft Council Awards
Every other year, the Council bestows four types of awards to recognize the inspiring individuals and organizations who are moving the field forward.
Lowery Stokes Sims (Baltimore, MD)
Jim Bassler (Palm Springs, CA)
Patti Warashina (Seattle, WA)
Judy Kensley McKie (Cambridge, MA)
Kristina Madsen (Southampton, MA)
Mark Pharis (Roberts, WI)
Carolyn Mazloomi (West Chester, OH)
Keith Lewis (Thorp, WA)
Charlotte Herrera (Webster, NY)
Howard Risatti (Richmond, VA)
John McQueen (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Karen Hampton (Lowell, MA)
Stoney Lamar (Saluda, NC)
Lia Cook (Berkeley, CA)
Nancy Koenigsberg (New York, NY)
Patricia Young (Silver Spring, MD)
Preston Singletary (Seattle, WA)
Richard Marquis (Freeland, WA)
Teri Greeves (Santa Fe, NM)
Tip Toland (Vaughn, WA)
2022 ACC Awards Celebration
Thursday, September 15, 2022, via Zoom
Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate and honor our 2022 awardees. These individuals have dedicated their careers to craft. Through their work as artists, as educators and mentors, as curators, as scholars, and as advocates, they have inspired and informed us and the field. Read more about our 2022 awardees below.
Since 1975 the American Craft Council Awards recognize those individuals and organizations who are moving the field forward in a myriad of ways. During the course of this event we honored six gold medalists, eight fellows, and three honorary fellows selected by a committee of past fellows. The recipients of the Award of Distinction and the Aileen Osborn Webb Award for Philanthropy were selected by the Board of Trustees of the American Craft Council.
Andrea Specht is the executive director of the American Craft Council.
Tom Loeser is an artist, woodworker, educator, ACC Fellow, and currently serving on the ACC Board of Trustees as the chair of the awards sub-committee.
Patricia Hickman, ACC Awards Committee, ACC Fellow
Beth Lipman, ACC Awards Committee, ACC Fellow
Susan Cummins, ACC Awards Committee, ACC Honorary Fellow
Tina Oldknow, ACC Awards Committee, ACC Honorary Fellow
Wendy Maruyama, ACC Fellow, former ACC Trustee
Rosanne Somerson, ACC Fellow
Meet the Winners of the 2022 ACC Awards
Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship
Every two years, one or more ACC Fellows (read more below) are recognized as a Gold Medalists, an award for a lifetime of achievements. It is the highest award given by the Council. Gold Medal awardees represent the extraordinary among a field of elite craftspeople.
College of Fellows
Since 1975, the American Craft Council has recognized people who have made an outstanding contribution to the crafts in America by awarding the distinction of Fellow of the Council. The body of awardees is known collectively as the College of Fellows.
Award of Distinction
This award recognizes an organization, institution, corporation, or individual who has made significant contributions to the field of craft with a minimum of 25 years of service.
The Aileen Osborn Webb Award for Philanthropy
Named after ACC's founder, this award recognizes exceptional contributions in support of the Council and the field of contemporary craft.
Thank You to the ACC Awards Committee
Susan Cummins, Honorary Fellow
Katherine Gray, Fellow
Chris Gustin, Fellow
Karen Hampton, Fellow
Mary Lee Hu, Fellow
Tom Loeser, Fellow (Chair)
Carolyn Mazloomi, Honorary Fellow
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