Deadline: December 31st, 2018
Artists must work in craft media: Ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.
The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in honor of Contemporary Craft Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon’s 20-years of service. The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market. The yearlong retail program features, markets and sells the work of one winner, who also receives a $1,000 prize, and 4 finalists.
Eligibility: LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries. Artists must reside in the United States.
Media: Ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.
Juror: Brigitte Martin is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of crafthaus, a social network and online art community for professional craft artists worldwide. As the national juror and curator for crafthaus, Brigitte is at the forefront of current trends and happenings in the international craft community and is committed to bringing awareness beyond the usual art and craft circles.
For link to entry and more detailed information (PDF): https://contemporarycraft.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/LEAP_Overview_2019.pdf
About: Presenting contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists since 1971, the Society for Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs and a fantastic retail store. The Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) remains one of the nation’s only non-profit institutions focused on contemporary craft.
Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC), 2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania