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)

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.

Meet Our 2022 Gold Medalists

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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.

Meet Our 2022 Fellows

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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.

Meet Our 2022 Award of Distinction Recipient

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardee Stoney Lamar

Stoney Lamar (Saluda, NC)

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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.

Meet Our 2022 Award for Philanthropy Recipients

Portrait of 2022 ACC awardees Charlotte Herrera and Patricia Young

LEFT TO RIGHT: Charlotte Herrera (Webster, NY) and Patricia Young (Silver Spring, MD)

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Save the Date for Our 2022 Awards Ceremony

Please plan to join us Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 4 p.m. CT for an online celebration of our 2022 awardees. To receive details about the event as they are released, please join our newsletter email list.

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

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