Artist Awards


2019 Artist Award Winners: John Cameron, Arthur Hash, & Gabrielle Schaffner

The Artist Awards are a mission-driven award granted by the Society of Arts + Crafts every other year to three artists living and working in New England. Award recipients receive $3,000 each. Additionally, work by the awardees will be on view at the Artist Awards Exhibition, shown at the Society's Seaport District gallery July 11-September 1, 2019.

The Society believes that craftspeople have a deep knowledge of materials and technique. Traditionally, craft has been defined by material -- wood, ceramics, glass, textiles, and metal -- and the techniques used to transform raw material into finished objects. We acknowledge that contemporary craft may challenge our notions of technique and materials, and we honor these new expressions as well as respect our history. If you believe your work does not meet the definitions yet still falls under the general purview of craft, please elaborate in your cover letter. No paintings, photographs, drawings, or traditional sculpture will be reviewed. Previous winners are ineligible to apply.

This year, Rachel Berwick, head of the glass department at the Rhode Island School of Design, Emily Stoehrer, Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Bill May, Executive Director of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Sadie Bliss, Executive Director of the Maine Crafts Association, and Hunter O’Hanian, Executive Director of the College Art Association, will join the Executive Director of the Society of Arts and Crafts to jury the applications.

The 2019 Artist Awards winners have been selected. The next awards will be held in 2021.

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