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By Drew Bailey and Drew Bailey,Staff Writer | February 22, 1992
Shoppers snatched $500 coats from the racks of a Lebanon, Pa., designer as she and other merchants rejoiced over brisk sales at an annual craft fair in Baltimore."
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
Christina Goodman's hand-painted raven faces left in strict profile, and despite the miniature scale carries the flavor of Renaissance portraiture in the sober expression and fine detail. It's one of her contributions to a small collection of handmade jewelry celebrating Baltimore and Maryland icons. The ravens, crabs, white oaks, orioles, black-eyed Susans and Edgar Allan Poes were on view this weekend as thousands of browsers and buyers strolled through the Baltimore Convention Center for the American Craft Council Show, its 38th year in the city.
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March 1, 1996
TWO DECADES ago, when the Schaefer administration persuaded the American Craft Council to bring its first winter market to Baltimore, "crafts" connoted inexpensive funky items associated more with the counterculture than with the world of business. But now, business is booming for crafts -- and the genre has expanded as rapidly as prices have risen.Today, a craft item can be a pricey acquisition, valued as much for its display of imagination and skill as for its handmade, one-of-a-kind allure.
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By Jaclyn Peiser, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
Every year at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, rows and rows of handmade material sit in booths for on-lookers to gaze at and admire. And behind the uniquely crafted jewelry and perfectly glazed ceramic pieces sits an artist, whose work on each piece is extensive. The artists spend hours designing their collections, carving their materials and sewing their pieces together. The show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center this weekend to showcase more 650 craft artists from all over the country.
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By Mike Morris | February 20, 2003
American Craft Council Winter Show Hand-blown glass, clothes, jewelry, lamps and cutlery are just a few of the objects you'll find for sale at the 27th annual American Craft Council Baltimore Winter Show. The event will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 for one day and $18 for two. Children under 12 are admitted free. Call 410-583-5401. The music that came to America Soulful Symphony, a performing-arts organization founded by Morgan State University alumnus Darin Atwater, presents "Song in a Strange Land: Spirituals for a New Generation" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 25 Hopkins Plaza.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | March 3, 1996
The image of an artisan 30 years ago was a hippie throwing pots or stringing love beads in a poorly heated SoHo garret.But now, the lifestyle is lucrative enough that David Paul Bacharach was able to say goodbye forever to his career as a dentist to be a full-time metal smith."
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2001
Surrounded by thousands of shoppers wearing sensible shoes and quirky jewelry, Federal Hill furniture maker Jonathan Maxwell stood on the exhibit floor of the Baltimore Convention Center yesterday and attempted to look simultaneously blase and helpful. It wasn't easy. After spending hundreds of solitary hours crafting his Art Deco-inspired patinized metal tables, lamps and clocks in his studio a dozen blocks away, Maxwell had come to the American Craft Council Craft Show to peddle his wares.
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By Cindy Harper-Evans | February 21, 1991
Hundreds of crafts people have converged on Baltimore for the 15th annual American Craft Council Craft Fair, which is being hailed as a bellwether for how sales of exclusive handmade items will fare in a recession."
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2013
For a craftsman, David Sleightholm knows he's pretty lucky. One of the biggest craft shows in the country is right in his own backyard. "People come from all around the country to do this show," Sleightholm, who works out of Hampstead, says of this weekend's American Craft Council Show at the Baltimore Convention Center. "People show up from all around the world to buy at it. The level of the art there is just amazing. " An annual event for 37 years, the ACC's Baltimore show will bring together about 650 artists and craftspeople, working in everything from paper to jewels, leather to metal.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2011
The mall will be waiting this weekend, like always. But people searching for originality will probably head to Baltimore, where more than 700 artists will be selling one-of-a-kind things. The American Craft Council show isn't just Maryland's biggest crafts event — it's the largest in the country, and among the most prestigious. Masters in metal, glass, fiber, wood and ceramics will be showcasing their work, and everything is for sale. Jewelry. Furniture. Clothing. Home accessories.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2013
Walking through a giant hall in the Baltimore Convention Center, Susan Johnson and Sherry Mills stopped to admire a bronze-and-steel sculpture with water cascading out of it. "I need this," Mills said. "You may want to come around this side first," Johnson said, nodding at a sticker announcing the water feature's $18,000 price. The sculpture by San Francisco artist Michael Szabo was among the many pricey items at the American Craft Council show this weekend. Others among the 650 crafts people at the event were showing high-end jewelry, paintings, furniture and glassware, with prices reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2013
For a craftsman, David Sleightholm knows he's pretty lucky. One of the biggest craft shows in the country is right in his own backyard. "People come from all around the country to do this show," Sleightholm, who works out of Hampstead, says of this weekend's American Craft Council Show at the Baltimore Convention Center. "People show up from all around the world to buy at it. The level of the art there is just amazing. " An annual event for 37 years, the ACC's Baltimore show will bring together about 650 artists and craftspeople, working in everything from paper to jewels, leather to metal.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
They may look like simple iron candlesticks, tall and thin. But for interior designer Elizabeth Cross-Beard Marsh, they were more than just a decoration or a lighting accessory. They were an inspiration, for a room of soft beiges and abstract art. "I just fell in love with those candlesticks," says Marsh, one of 11 designers from the Mid-Atlantic whose works - each inspired by a unique piece of craftsmanship - will be on display at the Baltimore Convention Center next weekend as part of the 37th annual American Craft Council Show.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2012
The American Craft Council Show has been coming to Baltimore for 36 years, and the two have been good to each other: Workmanship that is as much art as craft has been embraced each year by huge crowds. But like any relationship, it can benefit from a little freshening. So organizers scoured the country — and other craft shows — for new talent, and there will be almost 200 new artists among the 700 exhibitors this weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center. They bring a wide range of offerings: exotic dolls, intricately carved gourds, whimsical furniture, jewelry that tells a love story, flowers preserved forever as glass.
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By Mike Giuliano | February 20, 2012
Ellicott City artist Theodora "Teddi" Fine has been going to the annual American Craft Council Show at the Baltimore Convention Center for the past 20 years. This faithful visitor finally will be one of the more than 650 artists from around the country exhibiting there. She's thrilled to have her own booth at the 36th annual craft show running Friday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, Feb. 26. "The idea of being among people whose work I have coveted for years is both gratifying and mind boggling," Fine, 62, says of the opportunity to exhibit.
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By Mary Carole McCauley | mary.mccauley@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 26, 2010
Lauren Schlossberg's delicate jewelry, with its tiny hand-sewn seed beads and scraps of ribbon, looks like a million bucks. But budget-conscious shoppers can pick up a pair of earrings that the Timonium jeweler made from hand-dyed Japanese lace for $56 at the American Craft Council Show this weekend. With more than 700 vendors, the 34th annual extravaganza is billed as the largest indoor craft show in the country and has a reputation for its pretty, sparkly, costly wares. Visitors can pick up one of Todd Reed's bracelets made from raw diamonds, which are priced in the high four figures, or one of Meg Little's hand-woven rugs with unique patterns and vibrant colors.
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