October 2019 marks the Tenth Anniversary of American Craft Week, and this year’s artist contest reflects that milestone. We asked craftspeople to submit photographs of a piece of their work which paid “Homage to the Number 10.” Artists could do this boldly or subtly, and in their submission they needed to explain how the number 10 influenced their piece.

Thank you! to everyone who entered the contest. We enjoyed seeing the various interpretations of a simple number and how it was incorporated in diverse mediums.

In evaluating the work, the ACW National Committee looked for these characteristics:
Excellence in design and skill level.
The artist’s explanation of his/her incorporation of the Number 10.
The extent to which the Number 10 influenced the piece.
The quality of the submitted photographs.

After evaluating the submissions, the ACW National Committee chose the Grand Prize Winner: Charlotte Behrens of Charlotte Arvelle Glass in Mount Carol, IL.  Her entry, “Crafting Under a Star-Studded Sky,” featured 10 various tools used by craftspeople, with many markings representing the number 10, and all set under a sky studded with 10 dichroic stars.

For her winning entry Charlotte receives $500 and a complimentary year on the wholesale website IndieMe. 

In addition, the Committee awarded $100 each to two Runners-up in the contest:
Ed Byers and Holden McCurry of Byers McCurry Studio, Asheville, NC
Carole Kitchel Bellew, Piermont, NH

See all the Winning and Honorable Mention artists on the Showcase pages.
Their work will also be featured in the November 2019 issue of Handmade Business magazine.
Please join us in congratulating all of them!

We invite everyone to join us for the Tenth Anniversary American Craft Week, October 4-13, 2019!

Jackie Adamany, Cleveland, OH, Representing IndieMe
Stephanie Heller Durr, Omaha, NE
PJ Heyman, Boiling Springs, PA
AnneJenkins, Rapid City, SD
Kathy Holcomb, Lansing, MI
Sherry Masters, Asheville, NC
Rani Richardson, Naples, FL
Diane Sulg, Charlotte, NC
Greg Worden, Brattleboro, VT