Meet the 2024 American Craft Council Awards Recipients

Meet the 2024 American Craft Council Awards Recipients

Every other year, the Council bestows four types of awards to recognize the inspiring individuals and organizations who are moving the field forward.

Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship | College of Fellows
Award of Distinction | Aileen Osborn Webb Award for Philanthropy

Nick Cave

Nick Cave (Chicago, IL)

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Wendy Maruyama (San Diego, CA)

photo of Anne Wilson

Anne Wilson (Evanston, IL)

Syd Carpenter

Syd Carpenter (Philadelphia, PA)

Michael A. Cummings

Michael A. Cummings (New York City, NY)

Einar and Jamex De La Torre

Einar and Jamex De La Torre (San Diego, CA)

Yuri Kobayashi

Yuri Kobayashi (Camden, ME)

Mark Newport

Mark Newport (Hamtramck, MI)

Michael Puryear

Michael Puryear (Shokan, NY)

Diego Romero

Diego Romero (Santa Fe, NM)

Lynda Watson

Lynda Watson (Santa Cruz, CA)

Diana Baird N’Diaye, Ph.D.

Diana Baird N’Diaye, Ph.D. (Cheverly, MD)

Cindi Strauss

Cindi Strauss (Houston, TX)

JoAnn Edwards

JoAnn Edwards (San Francisco, CA)

Carol Sauvion

Carol Sauvion (Beverly Hills, CA)

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Charles Duddingston (Minneapolis, MN)


 

Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship

Every two years, one or more ACC Fellows 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.

HONORARY FELLOWS

AWARDS 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.

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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