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January 28, 2016 10:00 ET

Artist Applications Now Being Accepted for The 2016 American Craft Exposition

Presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - January 28, 2016) - The 32nd annual American Craft Exposition (ACE) is now accepting artist applications for its 2016 Show. A juried exposition and sale of fine craft, ACE features one-of-a-kind pieces, luxury collections and uniquely creative artwork from the country's finest artisans. Presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), ACE will once again be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill., the weekend of September 23 - 25, 2016, with the Benefit Preview Party being held on Thursday, September 22nd.

ACE is a nationally recognized and celebrated event presented by a volunteer committee that works year-round to bring both artists and patrons a truly memorable experience. Last year's inaugural Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden welcomed more than 8,500 patrons through its doors, including more than 75 local high school students who had the opportunity to experience the artistry and expertise of the talented ACE artisans at several live demonstrations and informative lectures.

Approximately 140 craft artists will be chosen to participate in this year's ACE to showcase new achievements in jewelry, ceramics, metal, fashion wearables, glass, furniture, fiber decorative, leather, wood, mixed media and baskets. In addition to featuring unique pieces from award-winning craftspeople, ACE is committed to fostering the next generation of artists. Those who have been practicing their craft for less than six years and who have never exhibited at ACE are encourage to apply for the emerging artist category, which will be juried separately from the other applicants. The deadline for all artists to submit their applications is March 11, 2016.

All proceeds from ACE 2016 will support NorthShore's innovative pharmacogenomics research. Funds raised will allow researchers to analyze and predict how patients react to medications based on genetic variants. This information can be used to customize medical treatments, ensuring that patients receive the right drug in the right dose the first time, minimizing the side effects and adverse reactions to drugs for patients.

ACE 2016 will begin on Thursday, September 22 with a Benefit Preview Party from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Show runs throughout the weekend: Friday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance for a single three-day pass and $45 for two three-day passes. Both options include one day of parking at the Garden. For more information, please visit or call (224) 364-7270. To submit an artist application, please visit

About NorthShore University HealthSystem

Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system that serves the Chicago region. The system includes four hospitals in Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park and Skokie. NorthShore employs approximately 10,000 staff and has 2,400 affiliated physicians, including a 900 physician, multispecialty group practice with some 100 office locations. Further, NorthShore supports teaching and research as the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

The NorthShore Research Institute focuses on clinical and translational research, including leadership in clinical trials, medical informatics and genomics. The NorthShore Foundation is the organization's primary philanthropic entity. The Foundation raises charitable contributions and engages volunteer friends in support of NorthShore's ongoing mission to preserve and improve human life.

NorthShore has significant capabilities in a wide spectrum of clinical programs, including Kellogg Cancer Center, NorthShore Neurological Institute, NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute and NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute, as well as high-risk maternity and pediatrics. NorthShore is a Magnet recognized organization, the first in Illinois designated as a system to receive this prestigious honor that demonstrates excellence in nursing. NorthShore is a national leader in the implementation of innovative technologies, including electronic medical records (EMR). In 2003, NorthShore was among the first in the country to successfully launch a system-wide EMR with demonstrable benefits in quality, safety, efficiency and service to patients. NorthShore has been recognized by multiple national organizations for this notable achievement.

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