Announcing the 2019 Society of Arts + Crafts Artist Awards

2017 Artist Award Winners, left to right: Tanya Crane, Janice Jakielski, Julie Morringello

The Society of Arts + Crafts is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Artist Awards will open on February 1, 2019. The Artist Awards are a mission-driven award granted every other year to three artists living and working in New England. Three awards of $3,000 each are presented to the three winners. Additionally, work by the award winners will on view at the Artist Awards exhibition, on view at the Society's Seaport District gallery July 5-September 1, 2019. 


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

The application will become available February 1, 2019 at this link. Please direct any questions to Exhibition Associate at Sam Aldrich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-266-1810. 

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