Most Innovative Event Concept

1. The Clay Lady's Campus - Nashville, TN "Progressive Dinner/Studio Tour

2. Influx - Nashville, TN "12 x 12 at the Dozen Bakery"

Cumberland Valley: Treasures of the Valley

The Ultimate Group Celebration

Cumberland Valley Arts Committee, Cumberland Valley, PA, "Treasures of the Valley Tour"

Leading Social Media Campaign

1. Blue Pomegranate, Omaha, NE and Southlake, TX
2. Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival, Crozet, VA

The Perfect ACW Theme Display

Monona Public Library, Monona, WI

Artist/Craftsman Extraordinaire

Matt Beaudoin, Mystic Knot Work, Mystic, CT

Outstanding Charity Event

1. Highlight Gallery, Mendocino, CA "Shopping for Cerf+"
  2. Agora Arts, Decorah, IA "Shopping for Arthaus"

Shimai presents The Heart and Soul of Middle Tennessee

Best Expanded Event

Vermont Craft Council, Fall Studio Tour Expansion to Two Weekends


Outstanding Family Event

Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft, Nashville, TN "Shimai presents: The Heart and Soul of Middle Tennessee"


Most Energizing Advocate

1. Nora Swanson, Berea, KY
2. Claudia Dunaway, Burnsville, NC


Most Informative Speaker

Gene Johnson, Honorary Chairman, Tennessee Craft Week

Exceptional Nonprofit Participant

Asheville Area Arts Council, "Emerging Craft Artist Showcase"

Exceptional Public Sector Support

Maine Made, Support for ACW and Maine Crafts Association

Exceptional Sponsor

1. Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing
  2. IndieMe and Acre for the ACW Rising Star Showcase

Dover Pottery:  ACW Postcard

Best Use of ACW Materials

Dover Pottery, Seagrove, NC, Customization of ACW Postcard

Best Marketing Promotion

The Laughing Dog Gallery, Vero Beach, FL "Poster Coloring Contest"

Best Customer Appreciation Event

1. Mica, Bakersville, NC
2. Helen Winnemore's, Columbus, OH

Outstanding Legacy of Craft Education & Demonstrations

Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, TN

Most Resilient Participant

Smith Galleries, Hilton Head, SC "Triumphing over Hurricane Matthew"

Exceptional Media Support

Handmade Business for Coverage of the ACW Rising Star Showcase