MAKE ROOM: AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL ATLANTA SHOW

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Erika Ward for American Craft Council Make Room Exhibit

This year the American Craft Council celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary!  The ACC show travels nationwide with a juried selection of vendors of handcrafted goods ranging from paintings, sculptures, textiles, furniture, clothing, and more. With that said, it was truly an honor to be invited to participate in their Make Room 2014: Let’s Entertain exhibition here at the Atlanta show.

The Make Room exhibition is composed of selected Atlanta interior designers who were given a craft and the charge to show ACC guests how to integrate the pieces into a home environment.

The inspiration for my vignette above was taken from 25-year quilting veteran Cindy Grisdela‘s “Red Totem.” Atlanta-based artist Kimmy Cantrell’s expressive and colorful clay masks are also present in my vignette.

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My space started as a white box, then painted with Glidden’s Arctic Night as shown below. This moody hue was the perfect backdrop for the intensely colorful crafts in this space.

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 Here’s the finished vignette..

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Traditionally quilts are hung on display or placed on the foot of a bed. Here I placed the quilt on the back of a lounge chair in order to put its glory front and center.

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 Cantrell’s masks complement, not compete with the featured quilt.

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Erika Ward for American Craft Council Make Room Exhibit On the opposite wall hangs this vibrant gouache painting by Atlanta artist Aaron F. Henderson (more works displayed for purchase at Zucot Gallery).

There’s so much more to see at this year’s show. Join me this weekend at the Cobb Galleria for an inspiring experience. Special thanks to my supporting vendors Glidden, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and Designer Rug Warehouse.

Show Days and Hours
Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

 

 

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