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.

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Lowery Stokes Sims

Lowery Stokes Sims (Baltimore, MD)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Jim Bassler

Jim Bassler (Palm Springs, CA)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Patti Warashina

Patti Warashina (Seattle, WA)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Judy McKie

Judy Kensley McKie (Cambridge, MA)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Kristina Madsen

Kristina Madsen (Southampton, MA)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Mark Pharis

Mark Pharis (Roberts, WI)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Carolyn Mazloomi

Carolyn Mazloomi (West Chester, OH)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Keith Lewis

Keith Lewis (Thorp, WA)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Charlotte Herrera

Charlotte Herrera (Webster, NY)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Howard Risatti

Howard Risatti (Richmond, VA)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee John McQueen

John McQueen (Saratoga Springs, NY)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Karen Hampton

Karen Hampton (Lowell, MA)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Stoney Lamar

Stoney Lamar (Saluda, NC)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Lia Cook

Lia Cook (Berkeley, CA)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Nancy Koenigsberg

Nancy Koenigsberg (New York, NY)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Patricia Young

Patricia Young (Silver Spring, MD)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Preston Singletary

Preston Singletary (Seattle, WA)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Richard Marquis

Richard Marquis (Freeland, WA)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Teri Greeves

Teri Greeves (Santa Fe, NM)

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Tip Toland

Tip Toland (Vaughn, WA)

2022 ACC Awards Celebration

Thursday, September 15, 2022, via Zoom

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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.

Hosts

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.

Presenters

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.

Read More and View Past Gold Medalists

 
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.

Read More and View Past 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.

Read More and View Past Recipients

 
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.

Read More and View Past Recipients

Thank You to the ACC Awards Sub-Committee

Susan Cummins, Honorary Fellow
Anne Currier, Fellow
Pat Hickman, Fellow
Mary Lee Hu, Fellow
Beth Lipman, Fellow
Tom Loeser, Fellow (Chair)
Tina Oldknow, Honorary Fellow

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ACC Awards programming is possible thanks to generous support from the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

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