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39th Annual American Craft Council Show Celebrates Modern Design And Craft In San Fransisco


The American Craft Council returns to San Francisco for its 39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show this August 8-10, 2014 at Fort Mason Center. As the largest juried fine craft show on the West Coast, the 2014 San Francisco Show is expected to draw more than 12,000 fine craft collectors and design enthusiasts. Show-goers will enjoy the finest in handcrafted jewelry, apparel, furniture, and home décor by over 220 artists from across the country, as well as two new on-site showcases: "Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft - Let's Entertain" and the American Craft™ Charm Collection. Show-goers also receive special Friday evening admission of $5 after 5 p.m.

"Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft - Let's Entertain" draws on last year's popular showcase, but takes its inspiration from the thriving artisanal food movement. The Make Room showcase will put craft into context by featuring room vignettes designed by local interior designers who have been inspired by objects of fine craft suited for entertaining and made by several of the 220-plus artists exhibiting at the show. From serving pieces to furniture, light fixtures to textiles, sculpture to decorative accessories, the possibilities are endless when it comes to the items a fine craftsman contributes to making a space feel warm and welcoming. The participating designers include John K. Anderson of John K. Anderson Design ( www.johnkanderson.com ), Alison Damonte of Alison Damonte Design ( www.alisondamonte.com ), Tyler Dawson of Tyler Dawson Design ( www.tylerdawsondesign.com ), Jiun Ho of Jiun Ho Inc. ( www.jiunho.com ), and April Powers of April Powers Interior Design ( www.apowersinteriors.com ). Sponsors include the San Francisco Design Center ( www.sfdesigncenter.com ) and Handful of Salt ( www.handfulofsalt.com) .

The American Craft™ Charm Collection is an exclusive handmade assortment of charms, charm bracelets, cluster pendants and pins designed by American Craft Council artists, including San Francisco jewelry makers Petra Class and Cornelia Goldsmith. The collections will represent a broad range of aesthetics, price points and materials including alternative, semi-precious and precious. Each artist's collection will be on display in a special pop-up exhibition space on the show floor.

The American Craft Council San Francisco Show draws thousands of fine craft collectors from across the Bay Area who find great joy in learning the master makers' creative processes, developing relationships with the artists and learning the stories behind each handcrafted piece. With a variety of specialty categories, the American Craft Council San Francisco Show will offer something for everyone. Shoppers will experience the work of hundreds of the country's most talented craft makers under one roof, while exploring the process each artist uses to create his or her work. Don't miss this opportunity to shop one-of-a-kind, fine-quality crafts while engaging with the country's most talented craft makers.

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